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LiimolllG County J 111 s i sJs mm No Agency in Vermont represents a Stronger line of Companies than the following : -Staa of Hartford, American of Plxila&elpliia, Continental of New York, Commercial Union of London. Home of ITa-cr York, Imperial of London, . Niagara of ITovr York. ITeTJBngland of Hutl nd, Phcenis of Hartford, Springfield P. and 11. of Spring field, Sun of England, Union Hutual of Hontpelier, Vermont Mutual of Xlontpelier, These Companies Kepresent Ifforo Than 560,000,000 of Capital. Insurance also placed in the well-known Hart ford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insur ance Company. I am making a specialty of Insurance. Please call and see me. Any business intrusted to me will receive prompt and faithful attention. H. M. McFarland, General Insurance Agent, HYDE PARK. VT. PHOTOGRAPHS ! SOMETHING NEW I Remember that I make a grand dis count to STUDENTS and to CLUBS of four upwards. All work is WAR RANTED satisfactory before leaving Studio. J. CHAS. SPAULDING, ARTIST, HARD WICK, VERMONT. I Coughs and Colds are signs of weakness. Don't wait until you are weaker and nearer Consumption. Begin at once with Scott's Emulsion of Cod-liver Oil, with hypophosphites of lime and soda. It strengthens the Lungs, cures' Coughs and Colds, and builds up the system. Physicians, the world over, endorse it. Wasting Diseases of Children are speedily cured by SCOTT'S EMULSION. It stops waste and makes children fat and healthy. rreparoa ay ocoti Bowne, Another Good Chance AND We have on our shelves a large stock of Winter Underwear of all sizes, all makes and all qualities, for Men, Youths and Boys, which we must dispose of within the next few days, and with that end in view wewill sell everything in our stock of Underwear at It will pay you to buy for future needs at the low prices we will give you on these goods. We want all of you to come in and see the goods, hear the prices, and we will be sure to sell you something. This is a bona-fine sale, and the cost price is our price to all. Morrisville, Union Savings Bank AND TRUST" COMPANY, of Morris ville, "fft. Statement December 30, 1893. BESOU8CES. LIABILITIES. Loans, - - - t258,967 28 Due Depositors, - $200,743 65 Accrueu inieresi, . 4ion is Treasurer's checks out- Banking House, . 4)50o 00 standing, - - 2,516 25 Safe, Furniture and Fix- Capital paid in, - - 35,000 00 tures, . - . 2,000 00 Int. due Savings depos Cash on hand and in itors Jan. 1, 1894, - 4,110 95 Banks, - . . 40,271 14 Dividend No. 3 on stock, 1,050 00 1309,749 60 divided profits, (net), 6,328 75 $309,749 60 C. S. NOYES, Frea G. W. HEIiDEE, V.-Pres. H. M. RICH, Treas. N. Y. Druggists sail It. CENTS Vermont. Capital, $50,000 DIRECTORS C. 8. NOYES, H. H. POWERS, C. H. 8TEABN8, P. K. GLEED, C. B. CHUBCHILL, C. B. WETHEBBY, O. W. SENDEE, H. A. 8LAYTON, C. A. RICH. Oq new deposits in Savings Depart ment interest begins the first of each month at four per cent, gnaranteed. This bank receives accounts subject to check, and transacts a general banking business. Safe deposit boxes for rent. WHAT WAS HIS CREED? His charity was like the snow ' Soft, white and silent in its full; Not like the noisy winds that blow From shivering trees the leaves a pall For flower and weed Drooping below, What was his creed ? The poor may know. He had faith in loaves of bread For hungry people, young and old ; Hope he inspired ; kind words be said To those he sheltered from the cold. For we should feed As well as pray What was his creed ? I cannot say. In words he did not put his trust, His faith in words he never writ. He loved to share his cup and crust With all mankind who needed it. In time of need A friend was he. W'nat was his creed ? He told not me. He put his trust in heaven, and he Worked nell with band and head,-' . And work he gave to charity Sweetened his sleep and daily bread. Let us take heed, "" For life is brief. What was his creed What hiH belief? CHANSON Ty H. E. ECOTT. Copyright, 180U, by American Press Associa tion.! CHAPTER I. The death of my father occurred in 1837, at which time I waa but 10 years of age. I wan lett with several thou sand dollars, and bcinsf utterly alone in the world determined to travel for a year or 1 wo. It was on the 2Tth day of August. 1838, that I r.rrivcd, r.fter a year's wan dering, in the old fashioned Chilian town of Coquombo on iho Pacific coast, and it was the evening of that day. as I strolled from the hostelry of Don Miguel de Salzuc, that I met my fate. I was standing down on the rudo pier, watching a Chilian man-of-war that lay anchored off tho coast and a email sailing yacht that was chained J;o the pier, when I heard a silvery Bakinc? Pure ,T A,cream, of tartar baking powder. Highest of all in leavening strength. Latest United States Government food Ileoort. ROYA1. BAKING POWDER CO., ' JOS WAtiy St., n. y. V"" There is no deny ing the fact that the English Salts, ASHTON'S and HIGGIN'S "EUREKA. are made' from a stronger and purer brine than has yet been found in this coun try. This is what makes them excel all others. m IIffKJk TINE SALT 1 For sale every where. QNirr&TABLtUSt CUSHtHC. FKANCIS D. MOULTON & CO., , Ageuts for United States and Canada, ,29 Broadway, New York. , ashtons 3 "BARGAI MS 1st Ladies' Wrappers made from . the best Prints, cut from the Latest Styles and Perfect Fit ting, at $1.25. 2nd Ginghams at 4c. per yard. 3rd 500 yards of Print, 31 inches wide, at 5c. per yard. WETHERBY & PAGE CO., Jeffersonville. DO TOTJ SHOW THAT UT. IF. WATERMAN, Of MONTPELIER, Vt., SELLS THE Palace and Worcester r n J X V and rents new ones until paid for if desired ? Write him for catalog ues and prices. 29 per cent. Discount will be made on a line of TTew Organs until stock of same on hand is closed out. Now is your time to get a bargain. All new, fresh, fist-class goods, and fully warranted. Morrisville E. G. WILSON'S laugh, and glancing around beheld a ravof sunshine approac-hing in the form of a yonntr Chilian beauty of perhaps 17 yearajtif age. She hr.d the form of a sylph," and her dark, lustrous eyes could belong to none but a daughter of Chili. HBTwaa tripping along by the side of an elderly don, who was contin ually sayjng : "Not 0 fast, Coreta; not so fast. My old steps are getting feeble." "Well, grandpa, we are 'most there now." "An American, I do believe," con tinued thoold roan. "Am I correct?" And ho extended his hand. "You are," I replied. "And have I the pleasure of meeting ft fellow coun tryman?" : ? "Not by birth, "he answered. "Iam a native of . Chili, but have spent the greater part, of my life in America, aa ri "Have I the plenitnrc of meeting a fellow countryman?" has also my granddaughter, who cannot even speak tho Chilian tongue. For many years I represented the govern ment of Chili diplomatically at Wash ington. Allow mo to introduce myself, Don Ignace do Floreino." 'And I," said I, "am Claud Preston, at your.service." "Coreta. Mr. Preston, an American. You will be pleased." "I am indeed," said the charming Coreta, extending her hand, which I grasped with pleasure. "What part of America is your home?" asked the don. "Washington, th& capital of there public," I replied. "My father, Har old Preston, died there but a year ago, and now I am without relatives." "Harold Preston !" exclaimed the don excitedly. "Ia it possible! My old friend of a quarter of a century ago!" So it proved, and after that discovery the old don insisted that I accompany them home, and of coarse when Coreta seconded hia invitation I could but acquiesce, and to my, surprise I was conducted by the don end his grand daughter to the yacht I liavo mentioned as lying at the wharf. "Senor Claud," said tho don, "this yacht will cosjvey us to our residence. Our home is ati island one. True, the island is but small and but two mile? from the mainland. It is the old an cestral homo of my rare. It is thero 1 wv l;orn, then; imiuyof my kindred .Vi-iviT-io.i ( i nlmU one day He. biil' here corinWf 1'euro. Well; 1'edro, we1' are ready. ' ' , We wero booi. seated in tho yacht, and when Pedr- had unfurled the white sails we were , soon gliding rapidly throngh the wavers. We sailed down the coast for a mile or so, wheu Coreta suddenly exclaimed, See, Senor Claud, our island home!" And sure enough as we turned a point of the coast there, scarcely two miles away, lay tho fU'arest little gem of aa island imaginable. Pedro handkd the yacht with the skill of an old tar, and we were scon at the pier. I assisted tho fair Coreta tr, the wharf, while Pedro gave 1hh help ti the don, and wi proceeded to tho resi dence, house. c;istlc what was it? A giant pile of stone r.iid wood and yel low brick, with angles and additions and curves. There was certainly room enough for the ancestry of ny man, I thought, for many hundred years back, even should they all return from shadowland to claim it. r ii e MTX 4 of All Sewing Ma chines ! LOWPRICES I EASY TERMS ! Agency at Furniture Store. We passed spa gravel walk in the gathering twilight between the rows of flowers and ferns, occasionally passing a huge rocky bowlder that reared its head aloft a landmark of old Father Time. They seemed quite numerous, and I remember the don lemarked: "These rude bowlders are unquestion ably the security, the prop, tho stay, of our home. But for them our island would be fathoms beneath the rea." Once in and seated by the glowing fire, Pedro, who had now become the house servant instead of the sailer, brought us a bottle of wine. Ho un corked the bottle and departed. Coreta turned thiee glasses, and the don pro posed the toast, 'America." We drank the wine finer I have never tasted. I remarked it. "It should be fine," remarked the don "that is, if age has improved it, for it may be older than am I." .. '.Now, grandpa,-S"i;or. Claud," re marked Coreta, "I .will meet you at the tea table." And she was gone. "Senor Claud." said tho don, "you ecarce believe that this wine can bo so old as I am. Yon wonder that this huge structure on this little isie should be our home. It descended to me from a race who, up to 50 years ago, were buc caneers what are nowadays termed pi rates. This was their stronghold. With the death of my father, tho last one to follow that life disappeared. There are in the vaults of Chanson wines and liq uors, placed there when he was yet a boy, and jewels that would ransom a republic. To whom they once belonged I know not, and not knowing I have Vft them there. My - mother was an American, captured by my father in a merchant ship, which, after being plun dered of its valuables, was sent to the bottom with all on board save her. He loved her. and in time she loved him and wooed him from a pirate's life. He gave his interests to his former lieuten ants and their crews and died hero in peace. He only stipulated that they should find another refuge, and I know nothing of them. But they are all dead long since. One only, old Martell, a Frenchman, who was father's body serv ant, remained with him from his for mer life, and ho long tinco passed away, aud his remains lio in tho vault be neath. It was his last wish that he might gleep forever by the jewels, the money and the merchandise that in his younger days, under the leadership of my father, had been plundered from merchantmen of every nationality. A 3trango wish, was it not?" "It was indeed," I replied, "but do you intend to make no uso of all this wealth?" "No. It was my dying mother's last wish that I should not touch it. I have seen it but twice once when old Mar tell showed me the place where he wish ed his remains to repose after death he was then bowed with age again 40 years ago, wheu I placed hia dead body on the casket of jewels in the vault. "My father had never told me the story of his early life. It was only aft er his death that I learned it, and then from old Martell. Even then mother grieved greatly that he had told me of the h.it3l(:H if-iimu-M uml initio ivor tuuiil iv. Mii- i-aia UUil lli iUUiur lat ter years he had considered it a curse, isut oome, there's tho tea bell. I have told yon more than any soul on earth It must have been my early fi iendahip for your father that impelled me. Co reta knows nothing of all this, and in her presence do not refer to it. Poor dear! Her father, mother and my own dear wife died when she was bufe a child." . At the tea table Coreta joined us. If JV-ad thought her bewitching before, wuen I eaw her now m her evening dress, a string of pearls around her snow white neck, a golden bracelet clasped round each tapering wrist, a diamond cluster sparkling mid tho golden ring lets of her hair, I thought her beauti ful. Her maid, Aralda, attended us at the table, and, oh, what a pleasant hour there passed to me! And after tea. when the good don and I adjourned to a neighboring room to test cigars that came from ho knew not where, neither their age, with a "Qooel night, senor," she vanished from my sight. I felt that I had seen a lovely dream, and when I had followed Pedro to a room above, furnished with the elegance of other climes than Chili elegant mahogany, rare lace curtains, carpets of a value rarely seen at home, each article of fur niture denoting a bygone age and laid my head upon the pillow it was not to sleep, but to think of Coreta, of the don, of the jewels beneath, of dead Martell, keeping his silent vigil on the casket, of piracies, and then wonder from what clime came each aud every article, and when I slept it was the same. Pedro awoke me in tho morning, and after breakfast Coreta and I took a stroll on the island. There wero sur rounding the house perhaps 10 acres of ground that showed a luxuriant growth of flowers, shrubbery and vegetables of all descriptions. An old gardener was working thero as we passed. To our "Good morning" he muttered some na tive words that I could not understand, and his face lit up with pleasuro as he gazed at Coreta. "Poor old Juan," said fhe. "As old as he is, ho goes to every dunro in Co quombo among his class." And she gave him a coin. "How many people have yon on the island?" I asked. "Seven," she answered, "besides grandpa and I our servants." I found the island for the greater part barren and rocky, with here and there, all over it, an occasional huge bowlder, such as I have before men tioned. Its greatest length could not have ex ceeded two miles, and its width not more than half as much. Nor was it much elevated above the ocean's level, but yet Coreta said the angriest waves never more than dashed their spray half w&9 to the house. "But, senor, " eho added, "sometimes tho roar of the waves and the shrieking of the wind cause me to think that our island is trembling." We visited tho stables, where two sleek mules and Coreta 's pony were quartered. "Then you do rido here?'' said I. "Oh, yes!" tho replied, "and I often take Jook to Ccquombo for a day oi two." "But what do the mules do," I asked. "Oh," she replied, "plow in tho gar den, and old Manuel nils them and feeds them. " "Lucky mules," I thought. We went buck to the house and found the don sitting out on tho veranda. "What think you of Chanson?" he asked. "Chanson?" said I. "Oh, I forgot," he said; "yon do not yet know ! Yes. Chanson is tho name of our island. The word is a French one and signifies a song. You know we have always tho pong of the wav," "A very appropriate name,'' I ro-k-.l. Wc visited tho parlor, and if other parts of the old mansion wero furnish ed in old time cleganco hero was splen dor, Many nations must have contrib uted of theiv brsl. and tho f-hips that were one d:iy conveying all this ele gance acrost; rh- ociv.m rhr.t never reach ed port v.-hdvwiv lliey now? Rocking back and iin!i v.h-r. they have been for perhapr. a century deep down in the buwi-,11 of tho rettloss sra. Coreta played for u s ou n magnificent harp, but her sweet, voice had more charm for mo than a thousand harps. That day passed. Another and an other. Still tho days went by, and I lingered at Chanson. Two weeks had passed, and iu that time I had learned what it was to love. Each day I would lay, "Tomorrow I will go," but when tomorrow came I would say again, "To morrow." At last one morning Don fgnace said: "This is a good day for a tail. We will go to Coquombo." I know that I grew palo and trembled. Pedro was sent to get the yacht ready. Coreta was informed and hastened away t dress for the ceeabiuil. I took u short stroll up tho beach, picked up a few shells, then a few flowers from the gar den, went up to my room and got my valise, which Pedro had bronght from Coquombo 1 0 days before, and descend ed to tho library. Don Ignace was there; eo also was Coreta. "Why that valise?" said he. "Because because," said I, "I have staid too long. I cannot return. " "Not return!" exclaimed both the Jon and Coreta. And could it he pos ible did she also tremble and turn pale? Certain it is that she clutched the good don's arm. "Yon have nothing to go for, " said he.' "Yon must not go." "No, no," said Coreta. "Yes, Don Ignace, yes, Coreta, I must go, and forever. And as dearly as I ' love you both, would God that I had never neen you, for, oh, Coreta, I love you ! You will be tho ouo dream of my life, but I can never return." She had hidden her face on her grandfather's shoulder. Could it be possible were sobs shaking her form ? Don Ignace had placed his arm around her. "So, Senor Claud, you love my fair flower and cannot return?" "Not unless, nuless it be to return forever," I exclaimed. "Oh, ho!" said the don. "Thenreturn forever. Sir Claud." "But but, Coreta," said I, "she must bid me return." She raised her tear stained face, took a step toward me, and with the word "Return!" fell fainting in my arms. ' ' Senor Claud, " said Don Ignace, ' ' we will go to Coquombo tomorrow, not to day no, not today," and from a book- JS7ic fell fnlnthia in my arm. case he procured nvial of salts, and we soon restored Coreta. Her face, so white a moment before, was now suffused with blushes, cntl I well, I held her In my arms. I wan happy. "Coreta," said tho don, "take off your wraps when you get time, my child. God bless yon both ! I'll go and tell Pedro to kill a turkey." I glanced up. Thero wero tears in the old man's eyes. He started out the door ; then turned to a center table on which stood a decanter of wine. He turned three glasses. We each took a glass. "My children," said Iho don, "I am well pleased and drink to tho future master and mistress of Chanson. I could only say: "God bless you Don Ignace I I will love and cherish her alwavs." "I know you will, my boy; I know you will. I knew your fathei." And ho walked out. CHAPTER IL Three months trom that day we were married, and, oh, how happily on our island homo passed the next five years. Thero our little Ignace was born, the joy and pride of tho good don s heart, and as ho approached tho age of 5 I could see that Don Ignace was failing rapidly. In fact, he had not been to Coquombo for a year or more, and now his steps were very fee ble. One evening after tea, when we were seated by the library fire, he said "Claud, do not retire early tonight. I Wish to see you." After Coreta and our boy bad with- Jrawn ho eaid: "My son, my days are pear numbered. I shall soon be gathered to my fathers. I have pondered long and Well. You and Coreta aud our darling boy are all that I have on earth. This is a dismal homo at best, and without the wealth that is within reach, and which I might not handle, yon will not be left as I would have you. I shall tonight show you the treasure guarded by old Martell, and when 1 am gone, Claud, it belongs to you, Coreta and little Ignace. You need feel no com punctions of conscience at making use of it, for tho once owner of each and every article died when thev fell into tho hands of the buccaneers. Who they were even, or what nationality, none can tell. When I am dead and gone, I do not desire yon to remain here in this isolated life. Lay mo at rest by the side of my ancestors. Secure tho treas ure and leave tne island. Sometimes, you kno , yon can return to Chanson. Leave Padro and the other servant here. Provide for them, and when in time they die do not leavo tho old home ttn- antless. " "Oh, Don Ignace, you will not die!" "Hush, Claud, it is very near." It was midnight, and all were at rest, rven faithful Pedro, when, with two large lanterns, we passed through a great, unused room some 4(1 feet in length and half as wide in the very cen ter of tho castle. I had never entered it before, and when from a big bunch of keys tho don selected a largo one inserted it in the lock. It was many minutes before, witli nil power uc my command, 1 could turn it. but I suc ceeded at last and pushed the heavy iron door back. 'Wait a few moments." said the don, "until fresh air be admitted. Re member, half a century has passed Binco a foot has crossed this threshold." Tho air that wo encountered at the door was flat and dead. I pushed again at tho door till I had it wide open. Then wo vit for 10 minutes on a bench n the great hall, after which we en tered the room. At tho don's request I closed the door. "The pirates' armory," said he. Hanging from the wall on either side from end to end were weapons of all descriptions tho old fashioned broad sword of Great Britain, the rapier of France, the cutlass of Morocco and In dia, the saber of America. "All nations," said tho don, "con tributed to this armory." Stacked against tho wall were mus kets, rifles, ehotguns and pikes innu merable. A long oaken table extended the length of the room, with bench at each side for seats. "Tho festive board and council ta ble," said the don. 3 "The pi rate' armory," mid he. I gazed in wonder at tho contents of this room. Midway of the room on one side was an immense sideboard, on which stood decanters without number, also goblets and glasses. At the lower end a table and a rack were filled with short arms, pistols, dirks and knives. All wero moldy and showed evidence of great age, and In places tho straps that had held muskets and sabers in their positions had given way, and they had fallen to the floor. Even as we walked along a heavy cutlass and an enormous breastplate fell from their po sition of ' perhaps a century and struck the stone floor with a clang that star tled me. I glanced at them. The re verberation of our footfall had caused tho moldy f traps to part. At the end of this large room a door stood open. Wo fitepped to it and glanced in. "The culinary department," said tho don. Huge fireplaces were on either side, and large kettles still hung on tho old fashioned cranes. Bake ovens and pots all ranged on either side, while piled on shelves and tables were tin plates and china plates, immense platters and knives and forks, but when 1 picked up a huge carver the wooden handle crum bled into dust. "Why," said I, "your ancestors must have had many followers." "Ignace, my father, I believe," re plied the don, "had 20 pirate crafts afloat and manned by many hundred men, though rarely more than two or three crews would Ikj here at one time. But come." And we retraced onr steps to the council room. Arrivfil tif r tU center of tle rorrrn. I iiotn-eU two inrgo hlaex Mags hanging from either ilo of lh door we had fil tered, while above them one largo flag was HiisiM-nded iiv two corners and hung straight down. The nag was black. I could just discern in its center the ltt tors I. D. F. "Tho pirate's flags I. I). Floreino," said Don Ignace. I placed my hand on the folds of one of them. It fell to dust. "Now for tho vaults," said the don. and at the sideboard ho halted, reached one hand lx-hind it, peized a lever and pulled, but without any result. Pull with your younger arms, Claud. Here; stand here." I sized the lever and pulled and pulled again, and right in front of the sideboard an iron plate of some 0 by 8 feet sank gradually down until it hung snsjKnided by straps, which wero SO' cured to tho plate from the under side, Holding my lantern, I could see Rn iron ladder, which leaned against the stone ou which wo stood. "Let us descend." said tho don. "But the air!" I exclaimed; "the atmosphere!" "Plenty of ventilation there," he re tilied, "from tho outside." Ve were r.oou at the foot of the lad der, some 12 feet below. The vault was a Jargo one, solidly walled up with stone. The floor was solid stone, and ranged along tho walls wero barrels, casks, boxes and moldy packages with out number. Most of them, at a kick, would drop, to piei-es. In a number of tho boxes wero bottled goods, old wines and hrandus. "Here." said I, "is where our wine Comes irom." (Concluded next week.) Beat IIU Way Ml TI.ou.rtpJ Mile. Ou Sunday morning a dust begrimed young man Btepped from the through freight train at the Pennsylvania rail road station in Jersey City ufter a jour ney of 0,000 miles. He is John J. Shields, ageu .1, oi opriugnem, m i., aim i;o has accomplished the weary distance iu one month, almost without thu uso of money. to earn a wager of $100. Ho was work ing iu the coal mines near his home, and hearing the wager offered by a local eport at once accepted and started out to itoss the continent without money. By unit of stealing rides and going without food and sleep most of the time he made his way to Tucoma at tho rate of 1,000 miles a week. From there he journeyed, with the help of a friendly engineer, to Los Angeles, from which place ho at once started east. He frequently had to teg .hh1 at farm houses, and once he was prompted by hnngertostcaliichicken, but was caught, tried, acquitted and asked to leave the town. He passed through Prescott, A. and Dallas. After working two days on a ranch forfl a day he started north. During this part of the journey he was ut oil' the train by the brakemen a doz en times, arriving here iu a wornontand footsore condition. New York Dispatch, Haitian Petrification. Thomas Callahan of Foote, Iron coun ty. Mo., writes as follows: "In 1848 a rel ative of the writer died and was buried in Wooil county, O. In 18.VJ I took part in tho work of disinterring the body. Tho coffin, which was of walnut boards, was found to be perfectly sound. After everything was ready for hoisting the coflin and its contents to the surfaco we found that it wus utterly itniiossible to perform the task with tho force at hand ou account of the unusual weight. Four strong men were then called, ami 1 with ropes and other appliances we finally succeeded in raising it to tho surface. "The body was found to be in a com plete and ieriect state of petrifaction. The person, who had died of diphtheria, never weighed more than 140 pound! when in life, and it was the extraordinary weight of the remains after they had lain eight years in the earth that prompted us to make the examination which re sulted in our astounding discovery. Since that time (1850) several petrified human bodies have been disinterred in the aui general locality." SPRING IS COMING. The following line written by Jump Mink lmm, formerly of the Burlington Fre I'mw, and which nppeared In Harper' Baiaraome two yeur aiuce, are "timely ami good:" Sou nl of (imty dririnir rnin. When we wuke at tuilniiht hour, Ioe-tippel Ilriimliee on the pune HeHtinn tnuhic to the vhow'r. Crown that caw from Men ailng-wooda, Kobine iiinit in the ul'i'l"". Burin that from their winter hoixla 1'eep and hlunh Ike pretty maidn. Grateful odorw of damp enrth: Itoiet'rotm gh-e of muddy rille. Klmnlinn. tiriiKlinir, in their mirth. lon the bare flnnka ol the hula. Here mid there a rrtx u head Tlnuntiiitf up to dare the cold, While it w Meter warm In lied Htir thi ir coverlid of mold. Hp. inn i enminjr; rpring i" near; She i whietiered in the air, Koon the l.l.tli uyiupb will he hi re, Slinking- bloaeom trom her bair. A Trip To Mount Vernon. Pelievinr with Iviward Everett, that a visit to the National Capital is but half made unlesn it includes the home utnl tomb of Washington, one plensnnt morning we wended our wny to the Seventh treet whnrf and took the steamer for Mount Vernon, itu nted fourteen miles down the l'otom nc. After leaving Washington, the first object of any especiul interest is the I nitetl States Arsenal and .Navy Yard, located on the left bank of the Potomac. Just ncrosa the Lantern Uraneb, or Anacostiu, which flows into the Potomac below the Arsenal, iti the Government Insane Asylum: while Im-Iow the junction is Gietloro Point, which during the late war was Used by the Government as n coral for horses. Our ft ret stop was at Al exandria; and old ond ancient it surely is. It docs not look nsif ithad changed iu the least rince the war, and it is without doubt a typical southern town, old, dirty, dreary and sleepy. It is bard to lelieve that at one time it bid fair, to rival Kaltimore as a commercial center, but at the clow of the Revolution it wus a very important place, and ashingtou thought seriously of locating the Cap ital there and would undoubtedly have done, so if he had not fen red that the people would have thought him too partial to his own state. Al though it has had great possibilities, they are most assuredly passed now. It has that worn-out, neglected ap pearance that most of the southern towns must have had at the close of the civil war. As we steam away from the wharf, we can see about half wny up one of the old streets, an olJ- style spire. It is the spire of Christ church which was built in of bricks brought from England; Wash ington and Lee were both vestrymen of this church. Near the river is seen the o il "Carey House," which was occupied as th beudrjuarters of Gen. Itraddock, und here, in 17oo, Wash ington was appointed bis itide-d"-ciunp. The lust hiivdmn ln-foro rscti- tK Mvinl vrnouv in r imln nt lort U OHliiiigton. i fen-, located on a Jihfh bluff, is u massive stone fort, which wus completed in f'J4, nt a cost of over 500,000. At the present time. on account of the improvement in artillery, it would le of no protection whatever, and so the Government is building at this pointastrong under ground fort. From a bend in the river opposite the fort, we catch a farewell glimpse of the Washington Monument and the dome of the Capi tal, aud get our first view of Mount Vernon four miles distant. As the steamer approaches the wharf one begins to realize what a beautiful pluce Washington chose for his home. At t his spot tho Potomac is two mile wide, and from tho orch of Mount ernon, built upon n bluff nearly two hundred feet high, one bus a magnifi cent view of thesurronnding country. Strolling up the hill from the wharf, the first object of interest that at tracts the attention are several ween ing willows, brought from the grave of Napoleon at St. Helena. A short distance leyoud is the Tomb, a plain brick structure, in tue ante-room of w hich are seen the marble sarcophagi containing the remains of (Seorge Washington and his wife. In the vault at the rear are the remains of over thirty members of the Washing ton family. The body of General ashington was not placed in this tomb until 1831, having previously been buried in an old tomb a little distance away. The first building reached after leaving the tomb, is bp old brick barn erected by Lawrence Washington in 1733. A few steps beyond is the man sion house itself, the main part of which was also built by Lawrence Washington, called by him "Mount Vernon," after Admiral Vernon, un der whom he served in the Hritish navy. The first object, of interest to attract the visitor as he enters the main hall, is the "Key of the Dastile," which hangs in a class case on the wall. It was presented to Washington by Lafnyettein 1781), immediately after the destruction of the Ilastile. The rooms have been entirely restored and furnished bv the ladies of the various States, llere may be seen the swords and camp equipageof Washington, also his flute the liedstend upon w hich he died, n model of the ltastile cut from the granite stones of the demolished pris on, and many other valuable histor ical relics, t rom either extension r,f the mansion on the w st side there is a curved colonnade ; on the right is the oflice, while on the left is the old fam ily kitchen, where the meals of the family were prepared. Near the kitch en are the " milk-house." "meat- house,,' and "wash-house,'-" while at the north gate are the "spinningand weaving-houses," and the houses for the itinerant tailors and shoemakers who made occasional sojourns at the plantation. Theseareall small. white washed buildings. Near the kitchen also stands the "butler's lodge,'' at the corner of which is the famous magnolia, brought by Washington from the banks of the James, and planted br bini In the yenr of his donth, 17l);. On the right of the lawn is the flower garden , on the left the vegetable garden. Tho former is lordered und divided by hedge of box. preserved in tho exact desigins in which they were planted by Wash- ington. Mount Vernon is said to Is? the most beautiful spot on the 1'oto mnc, and it is certainly difficult to conceive of a finerlocntion for a mag nificent country-seat, such as is this. T. C. C. In Japan a man can tret a divorce if his w ife talks too much. Of course no such plea could Ik? set about Amer ican women. Sunshine is a medicine, a purifier ! and preserver of health.