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HE visitor to the capital of our
country finds no j lace so Inter
esting iui Mount Vernon, the
homo of Washington during the
greater part of tils lifetime, and
the final resting place of bis
body. A great many people visit
this place annually. It can be
reached by two routes, the elec
tric cars, which run from Wash
ington, or by boat. This last la
a favorite way, em It gives one
a delightful trip on the rotomac.
It is well to ko one route and re
turn the other, for !n both lnntanc.es historic
Kround Is traveled to the very Kates of Mount
Vernon that spot filled with sacred memories.
Mount Vernon at flrbt view present a noble
appearance. It etands on a bill 150 feet In height
and the first glimpse reveala the house which
one recognises Instantly. As the steamer nears
the landing place and pR:;es the tomb of Wash
ington flag are lowered at half mast and the
le!l la tolled, a cutitom said to have originated
when a commodore of the I3rltJh navy, a a
mark of respect, ordered his ship's bell tolled
when he parsed Mount Vernon.
A world of history lies In this spot Mount
Vernon as It stand today embraces but 237- acres,
a suiail part of the original estate which, by grant
of lrd Culpeper In 1674, became the property
of John Washington. From John Washington
Iialf of the estate descended to Iawence Wash
ington and H was be who built the bouse and
Earned It Mount Vernon lo honor of Lord Vernon,
the British admiral under whom be bud served.
hul.er the property fell to1 George Washington,
who purchased adjoining land
in J7&9, when George Washington died, the
property passed as a life interest to bis wife and
later ttushrod W&shicgton, John Augustine Wash
InKton and John A, Washington, Jr., followed In
guccefisloii &a owners of llouut Vernon. In ISLi
the owner, though possessed of a Jargd eutate
bailowed by sacred memories and associations,
folt he was unable to maintain It, as it was not
productive of material beueata. KotU the national
tovernmeot and the state vt VJriginia were ap
proached In regard to purchasing It nnally
through aa agitation etarted by Atax Psmela Cua
clncbam the Mount Vtrnoo Indies' arsoctatlon
of tt Tiiloa waa orran!!l J)d 200 acras of the
iluunt Veruon esUto, Uicludlivic the tomt, man
sion, attendant build
ings and whiirf, wore
purchjied for J.'OO.OOO.
The "approach la
through a Rate-way to
an attrncllve green,
v.hich cxtonda to the
mansion. To the left
.and rluM are flower
and kitchen gardens
and many old treeH,
whlct. vere planted by
Washington iin.l hN
guests. One in partic
ular Is a lart;o maKno
11a, which was set out
by Washington in 1703,
the year in which be
died. Georgo Washing
ton enlarged the origi
nal villa, built by Law
rence Washington, by
Increablng Its length and height, completing Its
improvements in 1786. Its foundation walls are
of stoie and brick, the framework oak and the
sheathing pine, painted and utained to resemble
stone. The roof Is of cypress shingles and a spa
cious and well drained cellar underlies the whole
This Is Mount Vernon and the large brass
knocker on tiie central door of the west front
Indicates that this was the usual point of ap
proach to the mansion. Nearby la the sun dial
in the center of a spacious court, flanked by sev
eral frume buildings consisting of kitchen and
ofilceB, which are Joined to the main buildings
When the threshold Is crossed what mingled
feelings of awe and reHpect fill the heart! How
the thoughts fly as the relics displayed In the
different rooms are viewed!
Several of the st.Ues have restored the vari
ous rooms at their own expense and many objects
of the past greet the vlnluir. Here Is the key
to the Tiabtlle, the plson so famous during the
French revolution. Iifaetto presented this to
Washington in 1789 an a "trophy of the spoils of
despotism." There Is the muslo room with tho
harpsichord which Georgo Washington presented
to Nellie Custls as a wedding present. In the
room Is the original Chippendale sideboard and
the Iron flreback brought to this country by Lord
Fairfax, friend of Washington.
Every room In tho old mansion contains some
thing of historical Interest, but visitors are natu
rally drawn to the room In which Washington
dlod. Here Is the big four-posted bed upon which
be lay when death overtook him. The quaint
canopy and firings of the bed tare bean rentored
and some of Washington's personal effects add
much to the lmpresslveness of the spot. Among
these are bis military chest and camp equipment.
The family kitchen, with Its quaint colored
dishes, Iron kettles and swinging cranes, Is a
polrt of Interest, while the smoke bouse nearby,
lardr and spring- houss show that many irueats
were fed and much material prepared to clothe
tie slaves and provide for the general use of the
family. Each is fitted up In the style of tbe time
ta which Washington lived. Among all the charms
of the borne of Washington not one can eclipse
the ideal flower gwden, with Its box hedges In
delibly marking the walks and flower beds as In
Guests of distinction were Invited to plant
trees, shrubs and flowers, mementoes of thetr
viHlts. Lafayette and Jefferson have leafy mon
uments hero, and the roses named by Washing
ton forhls .mother and others named for him and
Nellie cinrrs- still flourlhh. At the end of the
long walk In tho garden in the little i-choolhouse
In which the Custls children were taught.
The oidet-1 build!!!!; ii the barn, erected in
1733 by George Washington's father. The ling
HhIi hrkk are laid in -strong mortar made of oy
ster shell lime, ni'd hero were kept the conch and
saddle horses. The white chariot, as the travel
ing coach wai railed, was kept In a carriage
house nearby, fc'outh of the maniilon on a brow
of tho hill overlooking the Potomac is tho sum
mer houue. It contains a beautiful view of the
river anil 113 deep cellar was once used as an
leo hcufft. Nearby Is the deer paddock, which
has been slocked with Virginia deer.
Though a tour of Inspection develops histor
ical attractions at every turn, the chief point of
Interest on the grounds is the new tomb of Wash
ington, wh'ch stands eeveral yards distant from
tho old mausoleum that once held the ashes of
the Washington family. It Is beautifully located
In a clump of trees and flowering plants and
vines surround It oa all sides.
This simple yet eloquent statement marks Its
Importance. It was planned by George Washing
ton and built by his executors. Within tho Iron
portals one may see tho catafalque that contains
the remains of Washington and the sarcophagus
that holda the body of his wife. In the rear of
the tomb Is an Iron door that opens Into tho re
ceptacle that contains the tho remains of others
of the Washington family. The Iron grating that
closes the outHide entrance has been heightened,
for at one time a vandal attempted to climb over
it. The gate Is locked and the key Is said to have
been burled In the Potomac. To the memory of
Ilushrod Washington and John Augustine Wash
ington, successors to tho general, marble shafts
were erected in front of the tomb.
An old negro stands near at hand and for
many years has discoursed to visitors on the
spot and Its surroundings.
The simplicity of the tomb Is characteristic
of the man and those that gaze upon the resting
place of tho great hero Instinctively speak In
whispers and are awed by tho memories associ
ated with the place. Ono Is bewitched and en
thralled with the place and lingers long on this
Si,?. riire reposes that which It mortal of him
who was as brave a warrior, as stanch a patriot
and as able a statesman as ever lived.
Clung to His Queue
Speaking of Wu Ting Fang's published announce
ment that he would part with his queue in the near
future, a former resident of a New England manu
facturing town said: "Times have certainly
changed. Twenty years ago a Chinese youth who
bad learned to speak English fairly well and who
was sick of the laundry applied for work In my
factory. He was the first of his race to do so In
our town, and after talking the mater over I con
cluded to give him a trial. Fearing that te queue
might be a source of danger near machinery, I sug
gested that he have U cut off. After two weeks'
deliberation he miih t me and said, 'Stay In laun
dry,' A few wveks later ho left town and I never
ssw aim again, but I beard that his having coisald.
rrcd my proposition made tins so unpopular that be
tad to lhv tu place."
I FLIGHT OF I
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VD mil--! fn.m jMrwi. j. llorrti, on of
tli iviountHtns of Hlnnl.
In our lust lesson we left FTMJnh
running Ix-foro Ahr.b's chariot from
Carmel to Jxreel, one of the royal
rt-fcidences, whllo the blessed rain was
refreshing the whole country, n em
blem of what God would do spiritual
ly for the nation. Elijah n too w1m
to nter the lair of the tigr-. Hut
Abab told J'etx 1. We can Imagine
t!:e bluer objurgations which Ri(e
!ourr-d upon her cowering husband
for having stood quietly by while her
prophets and Iiaal s prophets were be
ing mam-aered by a rebellious people.
Tli'-n Jezclx 1, ' s-ornfuily Ignoring
her husband, and und feated. what
rcr muy have happened to her proph
ets, in ti e Intenlty oT her rr-ee, hound
herself by nn oath like that of the
forty .Tews who hound thrm.f!ves
that they would not eat or drink till
they had slain Paul and frnt a inc
penger unto Elijah. She felt flint
Elijah was In her power. He fled
and his rervant went with him.
Elijah rsj a bravo man if ever
there v.-as one. hut he wes not a brag
gadocio. He was brave enough to let
the Ignorant think he was.' a coward.
Ills going wns not a I'lgn of cowar
dice, bu of wisdom nd common
sense. Christ himself bade his dis
ciples. "When ye are persecuted In
one city flee ye to Rnother;" kin3,.'
the divine flreg elsewhere, and there
rhall be two flames Instead of T;.-..
"Elijah fll'g only when he has !ne
the rnlghy work of God, and only
when the lifo is In deadly peril which
he would f;ln Rave for future emer
gencies of Kcrvleo."
He went n day's Journey Into tp
wilderness. He would be alone, with
out even his servant. In this Gefhsem,
ane, as Christ when he went In his
agony fo pray alone. He requeued for
himself that, he might die. He had
ho-d to accomplish the deliverance
of the iieople. but he wns terribly dis
appointed. Jezebel still had tower.
Heatherliirn would tiU flourish. Al!
his efforts had been but trying io dam
Niagara wlh bulrusbe. "All thy hi',,
lows lave gone over me." He lav
down and slept, ut;er!y worn out. and
God gave his beloved sleep, and
who knows what dreams and vision
shone In the darkness. Rest for mind
and body. Cod Fnt him a friend.
Heboid, then an angel touched him.
God's messenger, human or r.ngei;,.,
More probably the latter, one of th
"ministering spirits, sent forth to
minister for them who shall be 'h!rs
of salvation."' Elijah's lone-line!
was broken. He was not forgotten.
The outward, visible manlfestatloni
of power, whetler in tho natural or
spiritual world, while neeessary n
'heir time and place, are but 'ho
fmalier results of t);o power t! a'
produced them, for Instance. In th
nn.tura! world, the storms however
great, express hut the slighter effect ri
nt the nlr, which gives life to nil liv
ing beings, men, beasts, trees. This
world without air would be ns dead
as the moon.
How feeble the lightning compared
with the silent Invlslblo work of elec
tricity lighting our cities and homes,
driving our machinery, carrying our
messages over the wires. It used to
bo thought that the upheaval of the
continents and the rearing of tho
great mountains was due to cata
clysms and conflagrations and vast ex
plosions cf volcanic force. It has
long been known that they are due
only in part to these, but chiefly to
the Inconceivably slow modlflenf Ions
produced by water, and air and heat.
Po long ss all real progress In re
ligion. In reform. In the coming of
the kingdom of Cod, lies slways In n,
charge of will, of character, so long
the change must be made by motives,
and moral Influences, not by force.
"The lion shall lie down with the
lamb," but only when the lion's na
ture Is so changed that It loves to
est gTsss like the ox, and does uot
want to eat the lamb.
Elijah was to return, not yet tr
Israel, but around It to the wilder
ness of Damascus. Damascus was on
the borders of the desert. Here he
would be beyond the dominions of
Ahab. He was not for the present to
enter Into the scene of danger, but
to do bis work from without. Gradu
ally better times came; and we And
him In the kingdom, tcu the schools
of the prophets flourishing. Anoint.
It was customary to set apart, by
anointing kings and prophets. It oft
en means merely to set apart for
some special servlco of God.
Haxael was known as the confi
dential officer of Renhadad, king
of Syria at that time. He was set
Iat to he the Instrument of punish
ing Israel for thir sins. He was
the storm and the fire that wt be
fore the voice ol the Lord.
It is for us to be cheered by God's
v ethod of cheering, and then to pass
en the encouragement, and cheer olV
ers by the cneer whereby God has
cheered us. The coach of the Har
vard football team In an address to
the students, said, "Cheering Is the
most Important factor In LKe succen
ot tlis team."
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Slie How's your wife?
He Her Lead troubles h'-r a good
I'H No; fclie v.at.ts a new hat.
Hew Pat Proved It.
An Irishman v. as onrr- iervir;g in a
rfL-lmi-iit in India. Not liking tho
climate, I'at tried to evolve a trick by
which he could c.W. home. Accordingly
he vent to the doctor and told hit-,
his eyesight was Lad. The doctor
looked at him fur a while and tlen
"How can you prove to me that
jour eyesight is had?"
I'at looked about the room and nt
hist haid: "Well, doctor, do ye see
that nail on the wall?"
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"Well," then replied I'at, "I can't."
Can Be Overcome In Cases.
The 'Influence of heredity cannot, of
course, be successfully disputed, but
H can be minimized or entirely over
come In some cases by correct food
and drink. A Conn, lady says:
"Kor years while I was a coffee
drinker I suffered from bllioua at
tacks of great severity, from which I
used to emerge as white as a ghost
and very weak. Our family physi
cliui cave me various prescriptions for
Improving tho digestion and stimulat
ing the liver, which I tried faithfully
but without perceptible result.
"He was acquainted with my fam
ily hlbtory for sevtral generations
back, and once when I visited him he
said: 'If you have liiherlf.ed one of
those torpid livers you may always
suffer more or leas from Its Inaction.
We can't dodge our Inheritance, you
"I was not so strong a believer In
heredity as he was, however, and, be
ginning to think for myself, I conclud
ed to stop drinking coffee, and se
what effect that would Lave. I feared
It would be a severe trial to give It
up, but when I took Postuin and had
It well made. It completely died tnf
need for a hot beverage and I grew
very fond of it.
"I tare used I'ostum for three oars,
using no medicine. During all tht
time I have had absolutely none of
the bilious attacks that I uned to suf
fer from, and I have been entirely
free froai the pa!n and debilitating ef.
fects that used to result from them.
"The change la surely very great,
and I am compelled to give I'ostuiu
the exclusive credit for It." Maine
elven tryl'fj'.um Co., llattlo Creek,
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