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THE SAGUACHE CRESCENT Westover, Virginia, Estate of William Byrd II. (PrePared. by the Nationna.1 Geographio Society. Washing . I). C.) T {WNU Service., .I:IE setting aside of three areas la Virginia as the Colonial Na- hOnal monument, by proclama- Wh,., tion of President Hoover, creates tie 't. might be termed a "Junior na- L aal Park" that is a shrine of Amer- :nnt hi'Stry. Included in the menu- tow- s the southern half of James- se**  zSland, where the first Virginia to rnent Was made; a portion of the " of Williamsburg. and the east- Mf of Yorktown, with the sur- battlefield area. are many other shrines it, region in which so many of tile of the Republic lived. As one up the James river, Journeys ock, follows the Vir- of the Potomac, or motors the eastern foothills of the Blue he discovers hundreds of fine estates that have played a part drama of America. a galaxy of gems of residen- ere greet us as we ram- around the Commonwealth! Vernon, the home of homes history, has been de- )ed and pictured innumerai)le Monticello, second only to Vernon in its sacredness as a Unrivaled in its perfection of angle, and curve, unsurpassed in of its situation, has described by many pens. Ar- With its memories of Robert and its Valhalla of soldier dead amout, is a third Virginia es- known to all readers. Westover--what fairer spot is this fine old home, with its of the second William Byrd fair daughter Evelyn? The clasp of the golden necklace it has been called. As on that glorious la:n, with agaificent trees, two centuries history recreates itself. cavaliers in brilliant coats, ruffles, satin knee breeches, silver shoe buckles, Jeweled and golden snuff boxes, gather and pay court to lovely ladies POWdered hair, patches, fans, and of flowered brocade, who come as in the days when William was known as the Black Swan elyn's beauty wae the toast of We see again Wllilam III, in his scarlet regimentals, off to his command In the and Indian war, or in his lord- eoach-and.aL With liveried ontrid- With his ladles to visit their at Shirley and Brandon and T of the "River Barons." ae fine old mansIo beat..., . n, chaste and Old .:m m its design, mellowed to I*- .use m hue, lovln I restore . t Presen* - g y d by o _.  tvners stands in as rich ? glory as in an ' n th .... Y period of its history, b^-" mtdSt of its magnificent river- "ruered, YeW-and-elm-studded lawn. Shirley and Brandon. is its neighbor up the river, down the stream. Who that Shirley could ever forget old three-storied, dormer-win- ttuare-built mansion ? For centuries it has sheltered Who have played dlstln- roles in the drama of Amerl- Here came, to wed the Hill, John Carter, son Carter of Oorotoman who a quarter of a million acres of choicest land and built a seats for his many sons aughters; and here also creme Horse Harry Lee to woo and fair Anne Hill Garter. seat of the Virginia Har- can describe its simple With It two wings, Its central connecting them, and its de- garden, as it has been re- its present owner? of the flowers that grace the garden of Brandon would constl- of all that are beau- capable of thriving in the Sell and genial cllmat e of,the They have been brought tee-- In a wa7 that combines the beauty of the formal and the charm of the unstudied. A 15-foot grass walk leads down from the old garden to the river, and as one looks from the front porci of the 'house down through the vista formed by the trees of the lawn that was the old garden, the prospect of the James is unsurpassed. One wishes that he could take hls readers on a ramble around Williams- burg, visiting the house of George Wythe, teacher of Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, James Monroe, Henry Clay, and Edmund Randolph; stopping at Bassett hall, where Tom Moore wrote "The Firefly," and inspecting the John Page home, where the plot of Mary Johnston's "Audrey" was laid. And one regrets that space limitations permit only a mention of Claremont Manor, Upper Brandon, Weyanoke, Flower de Hundred, and Ampthill, co- lonial gems come down througi, the ages to us. On the Upper Neck. But tile Northern Neck calls us. Here is Sabln Hall, with a situation as beautiful and a garden as deligtt- ful as can be found in all America. "King" Carter built it for his son Landon, one of whose wives was Maria Byrd of Westover. At Mount Airy, with its three houses grouped about a central axis and con- neeted by curved, covered ways, al- ways have lived the Tay]oes, inter- married with the Platers and the Ogles of Maryland. The race horses of Governor Ogle and those of Colonel Tayloe were the most famous of the early American turf, and Colonel Tay- loe's race track brought the elite of two colonies together. Farther up the Northern Neck we come to Stratford, ancestral home of the Lees of Virginia. From its pre- cincts went two signers of the Dec- laration of ndependence. Descend- ants of the original owner have in- cluded governors of Virginia and Mary* land, generals in four wars, members of constitutional conventions, and many another whose name graces the pages of American history. Today it stands as a pitiful relic of Its one-time glory, but a Connecticut chapter of the Daughters of the Con- federacy has recently acquired it and is making plans for its restoration to the aspect of days when Richard Hen- ry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Light Horse Harry Lee, and Robert E. Lee were born there. On the north bank of the Rappa- hannock, at Fredericksburg, stands Chatham, the home of the Fitzhughs. There George Washington courted Martha Custls, there Robert E. Lee courted Mary Randolph Curtis, there Abraham Lincoln visited the Army of the Potomac. And across the river is the little home where lived Mary Washington, Mother of the First President. One loves to visit the shrine. Where Mary Washington Lived. When George Washington reached maturity and left the Ferry farm, where he had spent most of his tender years after leaving Wakefield, his sis- ter Betty invited their mother to comej to Kenmore, nearby, which Fielding Lewis had built for hl's bride. Hac answer was: "My wants are few. I feel perfectly competent to take cre of myself." So she moved, instead, to the little cottage because "George thought it best." History raises the curtain and gives us a glimpse of her life there. Her daughter frets at not hearing news of her brother George at the front, and is admonished that "the sister of the commanding general should be an ex. ample of faith and fortitude." Lafay- ette visits her. He enters her garden by the side gate and finds her raking leaves and wearing a linsey-woolsey dress and a broad-brimmed hat over a pleated undercap. She takes his hands in both of hers. "Ah, Marquis," she exclaims, "you have come to see .an old woman. But I can make you wel- cometwlthout changing my dress." Speaking of this visit later, Lafay. ette declared that he had seen "the only Roman mother living at this day." Rat Proofing Is Neatly Described Principles Call for Use of Well Made Concrete and Good Steel. {Prel)arod by the United States Department of Agrleultuvo.)--VNU Service, Modern building principles and rat proofing go hand in band, says a new Farmers' Bulletin on "Rat Prooting Buildings and Premises" just issued by tlie United States Department of Agriculture. These principles call for the use of well-made concrete and steel, and other indestructible and noncombustible materials that are too much for even the sharpest of rodent incisors. They include also fire stop- ping in double walls and floors and the elimination of all dead spaces and clark corners where the rat can lfide. The sanitary features provide for hy- gienic storage of food, and the rat cannot live without something to eat. Rat Proof All Buildings. " All new buildings should "be made rat proof, says the bulletin. Cities in growing numbers have added rat- proofing clauses to their building or- dinances with such good effect that others are sure to follow their lead. Builders should therefore compare the cost of rat proofing during construc- tion with the probable cost later, lu case local laws should require that all buildings be made rat proof. The cost of rat proofing all tlle con- struction on many American farms, the bulletin says, would amount to less than the loss occasioned by rats on the same farms in a single year. The pamphlet gives details and illustrates methods for rat proofing all kinds of farm structures, including barns, corn- cribs, granaries, and poultry houses. It als O considers the rat proofing of city buildings, such as warehouses and markets, and suggests city-wide ef- forts toward tile suppression of the rat pest. It includes a model rat- proofing ordinance and an ordinance regulating the collection and disposal of garbage, prepared by the United States public health service. Parmanent Rat Control. Thronghout the bulletin it is empha- sized that the removal of the rat's food and shelter offers a practical means of permanent rat control. "The number of rats on premises and the extent of their destructiveness are usually in direct proportion to the food available and to the shelter af- forded. Rut proofing in the broadest sense embraces not only tile exclusion of rats from buihlings of all types but algo the elimination of their hid- ing and nesting places and the star- vation of the animals. Through open doors and in other ways. rats may fre- quently gain access to structures that are otherwise rat proof, but they can- not persist there unless they find safe retreats and food. When rat proofing becomes tile regular practice, the rat lroblem will have been largely solved." Copies of the new pnblication. Farm- ors' Bulletin No. ]6.qS-F, may be ob- tained free on request addressed to the United States Department of Ag: riculture, Washington, D. C. Plan Permanent Garden of Annual Vegetables A plea that gardeners of the nation )lane more perennial fraflts and vege- tables in home gardens is included in Farmers' Bulletin 1242-F, Permanent Fruit and Vegetable Gardens, recent- ly revised and reissued by the United States Department of Agriculture. The authors, W. R. Beattie and C. P. Close, horticulturists of the depart- meat, stress the value of several per- manent crops, especially asparagus, rhubarb, horseradish, raspberries, blackberries, logan blackberries, dew- berries, currants, gooseberries, straw- berries and grapes, according to lo- cality. They say that a garden of an- nual vegetables alone cannot compare with one. containing all of a few of these perennials. Farmers' Bulletin 1242-F describes the cultural requirements and yields of each of these plants and the num- ber of plants of each required to sup- ply the needs of'an average family. The bulletin is available free, so long as lasts, to those request- ing it from the United States Depart- ment of Agriculture, Washington D. C. Yard Lights Convenient When Cold Winds Blow When cold winds blow and frequent night trips are necessary to visit the brooder house, farrowing or lambing ;)ens, yard lights with flexible methods of switch control are greatly appre- ciated. These are availale to the man with the farm light plant as well as those who receive electric powe r from high lines. Dome reflectors may be mounted on poles or the yards may be llt from lamps in angle reflectors conveniently placed on far m buildings. These should be wired with three-way or four-way switches installed at cen- tral positions. Undesirable Seed Immature and discolored alfalfa and sweet clover seed may germinate fair- ly well but cannot be expected to produce plants unless it Is of good weight, according to Prof. O. A. Stev- ens, seed analyst at the North Dakota agricultural college. Low grade seed can be expected to produce half or less as many plants as the germination test indicates. Slightly green seed germinates well. Seeds wilich are brown from age or heating are dead, he states ii i I I SWEETEN ACiD R EG ULARsF STOMACH THIS PAIN : PLEASANT WAY The modern Miss needs no "time out" for the time of month If you've ever taken Bayer Aspirin for a" headache, you know how soon the pain subsides. It is just as effec- tive in the relief of those pains peculiar to womenl Don't dedicate certain days of every month to suffering. It's old- fashmned. It's unuecessary. Aspirin will always enable you to carry-on in comfort. Take enough to asure you complete comfort. I fit is genuine aspirin it cannot possibly hurt you. Bayer Aspirin does not depress the heart. It does notlfing but stop the pain, so use it freely, Headaches come at inconvenient times. So do colds. But a little Bayer Aspirin will always save the day. Neural ia. Neuritis.. Rheumatism. Pains at once kept people home are forgotten half an hour after taking a few of these remarkable tablets. So are the little nagging aches that bring fatigue and "nerves" by day or u sleepless night. Genuine Bayer Aspirin tablets cost so very little after all, that it doesn't pay to experiment with imitations t W. N. U., DENVER, NO. 15--1931. Rooster "Firebug" A Brunswick (Maine) farmer has a firebug on his farm in the form of a rooster. He reports that while on the way to the barn he smoked a cigarette and placed the lighted end on a well curb before entering the barn. A moment later tile roost- er entered the barn with the ciga- rette, still burning, in his beak. The farmer .shoute and as ttle rooster turned and ran it dropped the ciga- rette into chaff, which barst into flames. The blaze was stamped out before it had spread far. Two Bores We don't know which makes for the duller evening--a woman telling about the removal of her appendix or a man telling lbout Iris stock market operations.--Jmlge. Carefully Taught "What is a creditor':' '!Please, teacher, a man I must al. ways tell that dad is out." The convict on a chain gang is al- ways attached t his work. A great many must sacrifice self in order to win collective victory. When there's distress two hours after eating--heartburn, indigestion, gas--suspect excess acid. wltit The best way to correct this is an alkali. Physicians prescribe Phillips' Milk of Magnesia. A spoonfnI of Phillips' Milk of Magnesia in a glass of water neu- tralizes many thnes its volume in excess acid; and does it at once. To try it is to be through with crude methods forever. Be sure to get genuine Phillips' Milk of Magnesia. All drugstores have the generous 25c and 50c bottles. Full directions in package. It's Speed Mechanic--You say your car has turned turtle? Why, it looks right side up to me! Owner--Sure, it's right side hi). It just runs like a turtle. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription makes weak women strong. No alcohol. Sold by druggists in tablets or liquid.-Adv. Something El=e "Did he ever a(h,pt a pen nulne?" "No, but he was given a pen num- ber." The trutb that lies at the bottom of the well never gets into the milk. The Truth "Did you ever love another girl as you love nm?" "I shouhi say not. I wouhl be broke if I lmd."--Detroit News. I. . Lost 14 Pounds of Fat One 85 Cent Bottle of Kruschen Salts Did It f"I am starting on my second bottle o Kruschen Salts and am real pleased with results. I take it for reducing aml so far have lost 14 pounds and r think it is doing won- ders for me. I do not feel so tired evenings when I get home from work." A generous bottle of Kruschen Salts that lasts 4 weeks costs but 8,5 cents at any drugstore in Anterlca take one half teaspoon In a glass of hot water every morning before breakfast--cut out pastry and fatty meats--go light on potatoes, butter, cream and sugar--that will help Kruschen take off your fat. Before the bottle is empty surplus fat is leaving you--indolence changes to activity--you'll feel younger-- eyes will brighten--step grows spry. Millions know this--you ought to know it. Kruschen Salts is 1he ideal treatment for constipation, indigee- tion. headaches, nervousness and acidity. Take Krus.hen every morning-- it's tbe lithe daily dose that does it --if not 'Joyfully satisfied after: the first bottle--money back.--Adv. Natural, Too I3etty--The eL'can is a beautiful thing, isn't It? Alice--Yes, it's all water-waved. Castoria... for CHILDREN'S ailments ARE you prepared to render first aid and quick comfort the moment your youngster has an upset of any sort? Could you do the right thing --immediately--though the emer- gency came without warning-- perhaps tonight? Castoria is a mother's standby at such times. There is nothing like it in emergen- cies, and nothing better for every- day use. For a sudden attack of colic, or for the gentle relief of constipation; to allay a feverish spell or to soothe a fretful baby that can't sleep. This pure vege- table preparation is always ready to ease an ailing youngster. It is just as harmless as the recipe on the wrapper reads. If you see (:has. H. Fletcher's signature, it is geniune Castorla. It is harmless to the smallest infant; doctors will tell yOU SO. You can tell from the formula on the wrapper how mild it is, and how good 'for little systems. But continue with Castoria until a child is grown. Like Coffee... the best Gasoline is Blended HE sun beams cheerfully tkroqgh an eastern window. 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