The Chandler Tribune (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 17, 1913 Page: 2 of 8
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the world seemed to come pouring In
Men of note everywhere pressed
their correspondence upon him; no
stranger visited America but thought
first of Mount Vernon In planning
where he should go and what he
Bhould see; new friends and old sat
every day at his table; a year and a
half had gone by since his home-com-
I ing before he could note In his diary
| (June 30. 1785): "Dined with only
Mrs. Washington, which, I believe, Is
the first instance of it since my re-
tirement from public life"—for some
Takes His Mother to a Ball.
There had been a formal ball given,
too, in celebration of the victory, be-
fore the French officers and the corn- !
mender-in-chief left Fredericksburg to
were pressing forward as if to carry
a new generation to the stage which
had known nothing but Independence
and a free field of statesmanship.
Among the rest, James Madison,
| Tlsltors had broken their way even
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Salary Fund, all.
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Police Fund to 27.
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through the winter roads.
All Roads Lead to Mount Vernon.
Authors sent him what they wrote;
lnvergors submitted their ideas and
go northward again, and Washington only a little more than ten years out
had had the joy of entering the room j of college, but already done with rerv-
ln the face of the gay company with ing his novitiate in the congress of the
his aged mother on his arm, not a whit j confederation, a publicist and leader
bent for all her seventy four years, in the old dominion at thirty-two.
and as quiet as a queen at receiving Edmund Randolph, of the new gen-
the homage of her son's comrades in eratlon of the commonwealth’s great
arms. family of lawyers, like his forbears in
He had got his Imperious spirit of | gifts and spirit, was already received
command from her. A servant had , thirty, into a place of influence
told hep that "Mars George” had put j atuon* public pien.
up at the tavern. Marshall a War Veteran.
“Gc and tell George to come here In* j John Marshall, Just turnod of twen-
•tantly, she had commanded, and he ty-elght, but a veteran of the long war
Jjd come, masterful man though he [ none (he ,egs havln|. been at the thick.
Baggage and Transfer
A New Onset Tumished Free.
It the Rare ley Guarantee .
Il a Stay Should Rust or BeraV.
Within a Year ol Purchase Date.
Meets All Trains
Send for this beautiful Fashion
models to him; everything that was Chandler
being said, everything that was being
Booklet showing the
in Hats, Gowns and Corsets
^ H* had felt every old afTectlon and
•very old allegiance renew itself as hi
saw former neighbors crowd around
him; and that little glimpse of Vir-
ginia had refreshed him like a tonic—
deeply, and as If it renewed his very
nature, as only a silent man can be re-
freshed. But a few days in Fredericks-
burg and at Mount Vernon then had
been only an Incident of campaigning,
only a grateful pause on a march.
Back to Private Life.
Now at laat he had come back to i
keep his home and be a neighbor
again, as he had not been these nine
It was not the same Virginia, nor
even the same home and neighborhood
he had gone from, that Washington
came back to when the war was
He had left Mount Vernon in the
care of Lund Washington, his nephew,
while the war lasted, and had not for-
gotten amidst all his letter writing to
send seasonable directions and main-
tain a constant oversight upon the
management of his estate.
Rebukes His Nephew.
It was part of his genius to find time
for everything, and Mount Vernon had
suffered something less than the or-
dinary hazards and neglects of war.
It had Buffered less upon ono occa-
sion, indeed, than its proud owner
could have found it in his heart to
In the spring of 1781 several British
vessels had come pillaging within the
Potomac, and the anxious Lund hq*
regaled their officers with refresh-
ments from Mount Vernon to buy
them off from mischief. "It would have
been a less painful circumstance to
of the fighting, a lieutenant and a cap-
tain abong the Virginian forces, from
the time Dunmore wss driven from
Norfolk till the ere of Yorktown. was.
now that that duty was done, a lawyer
in quiet Fauquier, drawing to himself
the eyes of every man who had the
perception to note qualities of force
James Monroe had come out of the
war at twenty-five to go at once into
the public councils of hia state, an
equal among his elders. Young men
came forward upon every side to take
their part in the novel rush of affairs
that followed upon the heels of rev-
Royal Welcome for Washington.
Washington found himself no strang-
er in the new state, for all it had
grown of a sudden so unlike that old
community in which his own life had
been formed. He found a very royal
welcome awaiting him at his home-
The old commonwealth loved a hero
done, seemed to find its way, if no- j
where else, to Mount Vernon—till I
those who knew his occupations could j
speak of Washington, very justly, as |
"the focus of political intelligence for i
the new world.”
He would not alter his way of llv- i
ing even in the face of such over- j
Stick* to Hit Business.
Hie gOCsts saw him for a little aft-
er dinner, and once and again, it j
might be, in the evening also; but he i
kept to his business throughout all j
the working hours of the day; was ,
at his desk even before breakfast,
and after breakfast was always early
In the saddle and off to his farms.
Only at table did he play the host
lingering over the wine to give and
call for toasts and relax In genial con-
versation. losing, as the months pass-
ed by. some of the deep gravity that'
had settled upon him in the camp, and
showing once more an enjowlqg relish
for "a pleasant story, an unaffected
sally of wit, or a burlesque descrip-
tion," as in the old days after bunt-
Stranger* In Awe of Him.
Stranger^wefe often In awe of him.
It did not encourage talk in those who
had little to say to sit in the presence
of a man who so looked his greatness
In the very proportions of his strong
figure even, and whose grave and
steady eyes so challenged the signifi-
cance of what was said.
Young people would leave off dan-
cing and romping when he came Into
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A Splendid Opportunity to
the room, and force him to withdraw.
still as much as ever; was as loyal to
him now as it had been in the far-away and peep at the fun from without the
days of the French war, when Din- door, unobserved.
widdle alone fretted against him; re- 1 It was only among his intimates
ceived him with every tribute of af- that he was suffered and taken to be
fection, offered him gifts, and loved the £mple. straightforward, sympa-
l>ow Fares in Effect
Prepore to Go
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him all the better for refusing them.
But he must have felt that a deep
change had come upon his life, Done
the less, and even upon his relations
with his old familiars and neighbors.
Most Famous Man of the Day.
He had gone away honored indeed,
and marked for responsible services
among his people—a Burgess as a mat-
ter of course, a notable citizen, w hose
force no man who knew him could
fail to remark; but by no means ac-
me,” his uncompromising uncle had 1 counted greatest, even among the men
written him, "to have heard that, in
consequence of your non-compliance
with their request, they had burnt
my house and laid the plantation in
ruin. You ought to have considered
yourself as my representative.”
Kept though it was from harm,
however, the place had suffered many
things for lack of his personal carq
There was scAne part of the task to
be over again that had confronted him
when he came to take possession of
the old plantation with bis bride after
the neglects of the French war.
Find* Virginia a State.
But Virginia was more changed than
Mount Vernon. He had left It a col-
ony, at odds with a royal governor;
he returned to find it a Btate, with
Benjamin Harrison, that stout gentle-
man and good planter, for governor,
by the free suffrage of his fellow Vir-
There had been no radical break
with the aristocratic traditions of the
past. Mr. Harrison's handsome seat
at Lower Brandon lay where the long
reaches of the James marked the old-
est regions of Virginia's life upon
broad, half-feudal estates; where there
were good wine and plate upon the
table, and gentlemen kept old customs
bright and honored in the observance.
A Great Change In Affair*.
But the face of afftaire had greatly
changed, nevertheless. The old gener-
ation of statesmen had passed away,
almost with the colony, and a young-
er generation was in the saddle, not-
withstanding a gray-haired figure here
Retard Bland had died in the year
of th« Declaration; Peyton Randolph
had not lived to see it.
Edmund Pendleton, after presiding
over Virginia's making as a state, as
chairman of her revolutionary commit-
tee of safety, was now withdrawn
from active affairs to the bench, his
fine figure marred by a fall from his
horse, his old power as an advocate
transmuted Into the cooler talents of
Patrick ifenry, the ardent leader of
the Revolution, had been chosen the
State’s first governor, in the year of the
Declaration of Independence; three
years later Thomas Jefferson had suc-
ceeded him In office, the philosophical
radical of times of change; the choice
of Mr. Harrison had but completed the
round of the new variety in affairs.
Men who, like Richard Henry Lee,
had counseled revolution and the
breaking of old bonds, were now in all
things at the front of Virginia’s busi-
ness; and younger men, of a force and
power of origination equal to hia own.
Guest—“I have eaten many a bet-
ter stew than this!" Igindlord (en-
raged)—“Not In this house!”—I’lic-
who gathered for the colony's business
at Williamsburg; chosen only upon oc-
casion for special services of action;
no debater or statesman, so far as or-
dinary men could see; too reserved to
be popular with the crowd, though it
should like his frankness and taking
address, and go out of its way to see
him on horseback; a man for his neigh-
bors, who could know him, not for
the world, which he refused to court.
But the war had suddenly lifted
him to the view' of all mankind; had
set him among the great captains of
the world; had marked him a states-
man in the midst of affairs—more a
statesman than a soldier even, men
i must have thought who had read his
! letters or heard them read in congress,
on the floor or in the committee rooms;
had drawn to himself the admiration
of the very men he had been fighting,
the very nation whose dominion he
had helped to cast off.
He had come home perhaps the most
famous man of his day, and could not
take up the old life where he had left
it off, much as he wished to; was j purpose
obliged, in spite of himself, to play a ,
new part in affairs.
Befriended by Nature.
For a few w eeks, indeed, after he:
had reached Mount Vernon, Nature
: herself assisted him to a little privacy
and real retirement.
The winter (1783-4) was an un-
I commonly severe one. Snow lay piled.
| all but impassable, upon the roads;
| frosts hardened all the country against
1 travel; he could not get even to Fred-
j ericksburg to see his aged mother;
and not many visitors, though they
| were his near neighbors, could reach
| him at Mount Vernon.
In Fancied Retirement.
“At length, my dear Marquis,” he
] could write to Lafayette in his secur-
ity, ”1 am become a private citizen on
| the banks of the Potomac; and under
j the shadow of my own vine and my
j own fig tree, free from the bustle of
a camp and the busy scenes of pub-
j lto life, I am solacing myself with
( these tranquil enjoyments of which
I the soldier, who Is ever in pursuit of
| fame, the statesman, whose watchful
days and sleepless nights are spent in
j devising schemes to promote the wel-
fare of his own, perhaps the ruin of I
other countries, as if this globe was i
insufficient for us all, and the courtier,
j who is always watching the counten- 1
ance of his prince, can have very little i
conception. I have not only retired
j from all public employments, but I ara
retiring within myself. . . . Envi-
ous of none, I am determined to be
pleased with all; and thiB, my dear
I friend, being the order of my march,
I will move gently down the stream of
! time until I sleep with my fathers.”
The simple gentleman did riot yet
j realize what the breaking up of the
I frosts would bring. j
With the spring the whole life of
thizing man he was, exciting, not awe.
but only a warm and affectionate al- j
legiance. "The General with a few
glases of champagne, got quite mer-
ry,” a young Englishman could report
who had had the good luck to be in-1
troduoed by Richard Henry Lee, "and. 1
being with his intimate friends, laugh-
ed and talked a good deal.”
Resumes His Old Life.
As much as he could, he resumed j
the old life, and the thoughts and
pastimes that had gone with it.
Once more he became the familiar |
of his hounds at the kennels, and fol-:
lowed them as often as might be in i
the hunt at sunrise. He asked but;
one thing of » horse, as of old. "and
that was to go along. He ridiculed ’
the idea that he could be unhorsed, j
provided the animal kept on his legs.” j
The two little children, a tiny boy ,
and a romping, mischievous lassie,,
not much bigger, whom he had adopt-
ed at Jack Custis’ death-bed. took j
strong hold upon his heart, and grew'
slowly to an lntimacja with him such
ns few ventured to claim any longer
amidst those busy days in the guest-
A. J. MACOMBER, Agem
Rook Island line.
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MOSES CALLED TO SERVICE.
Exodus 3:1-14.—July 20.
■•/IlfMEd are the pure In heart: lor thru shall
see aod "—ilatlheu 5:8.
-m TT OSES was forty years old
|\/I when he tied,from Pharaoh.
I t I discouraged. He was eighty
/ years old when God called
him to he leader of Israel. The first
forty years were an ordinary school-
ing; the last forty, a special schooling
III meekness. He was now ready for
service at exactly the time when God,
wished to use him. So thoroughly dis-
couraged had he become that he who
was so ready to lead the hosts of Is-
rael without a special Divine commis-
sion was now so distrustful of himself
that even when called of God he apol-
ogized. pleading his unfitness, etc.
He did not realize that he had only
then become fit.
Moses was tending Jethro’s flocks,
and perhaps con-
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By direction of Adjutane General
Canton, the undersigned will receive
sealed bids up to noon of July 21st,
1913, for the exclusive stand privi-
leges of the eneampmerit grounds for
the National Guard Encampment be-
ginning at Chandler July 27, 1913, to
August 10, 1913, inclusive.
The coincession will be let to the
highest bidder. No intoxicating
drinks of any kind will be permitted
and if any one is caught attempting
to sell any drinks of such character
they will be immediately arrested and
and turned over to the civil author-
ities for prosecution.
The highest bidder will be award-
ed the exclusive privilege. No other
person will be permitted to carry on
such business, either upon or within
the vicinit/ of the grounds.
The funds received are to he used
for the prizes on Tournament Day.
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Call the Business Office and
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sidering how wise
it was that forty
years before he
bad been unsuc-
cessful in arous-
ing bis brethren
to flee from
Egypt He could
now gee, in the
light of maturer
years. what a
herculean task he
would have had as their leader. He
could better understand the difficulties
that would have attended his people in
the wilderness Journey and also in at-
tempting to take possession of the land
of Canaan. Qutttf possibly he philos-
ophised that people unfitted to be deliv-
ered were wise In remaining in bondage.
The Burning Bush Consumed Not.
Thus meditating, while his . flocks
pastured on the mountainside. Moses
caught sight of something most un-
usual. A bush was afire, yet it was
not consumed. Moses approached the
bush to investigate. From it came a
voice, declaring the phenomenon to be
a i%mifestation of God's presence and
power. Moses obeyed the command to
take off his sandals, for It was holy
ground, by reason of the presence of
the Angel of the Lord. Moses then
covered his face in reverence, while
he listened to the Divine message.
The statement, '“I am the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the
God of Jacob.” brought to this instruct-
ed man of God a clear understanding
of what was signified by his experi-
ence. By it God reminded him of the
Covenant which He had made with
Abraham, and renewed with Isaac, and
confirmed to Jacob for an everlasting
covenant. Thus Moses learned that
God’s time had come for the deliver-
ance of Israel and for their attainment
of the Land of Promise—Canaan.
If Moses had ever wondered whether
God really cared for the Israelites and
why He had permitted them to be op-
pressed by the Egyptians, he now had
God’s own assurance th“ ^ He did care,
and that lie had a purpose in withhold-
ing so long The Lord's explanation
closed with an Invitation to Moses to
be His servant and messenger to Pha-
raoh, calling upon him to liberate the
“Certainly | Will Be With Thee.”
Then Moses, who forty years before
was full of confidence and courage, and
refidy to lead the Israelites, but who
now' was lacking in self-confidence, re-
plied to the Lord. “Who am I, that I
should go unto Pharaoh, and that I
should bring forth the children of Is-
rael out of EgyptV” This meant 1 am
a failure; with all the educational ad-
vantages that I had, I am fit for noth-
ing better than to he a sheep-tender.
God’s reply was: “Surely I will lie
with thee.’’ I shall not expect you to
do it yourself. I realize that It Is a
mighty work. By way of emphasis,
the Lord declared that not only should
Moses lead the people forth, but they
should worship God iu that very moun-
Moses, remembering his previous
failure, was cautious. He inquired
what response he
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should make if
which God had
sent him. The
was that God’s
name is, “I AM
THAT I AM”—
One. But Moses
was so distrust-
ful of himself
that he urged
that the Egyptians would not let the
people go, nml that the Israelites them-
selves would not believe that God had
really appeared to Moses,
Answering these objections, the Lord
gave Moses certain signs, convincing
him that he was talking to the Omnip-
otent. and assured him that theso
signs would convince the Israelites,
and also tin* Egyptians.
Ho meek was Moses that although he
fully believed the Lord and trusted
Ills power, he could not feel competent
to do tills great work. Humility, lack
of self-confidence, meekness, had be-
come so pronounced in him that he
prayed that, even if he shouftl be used,
some one else might be the spokes-
man. God heard his request and
granted that he should have his broth-
er Aaron for a companion and mouth-
piece before Pharaoh.
Humility Is a quality most essential
to all Christians who would be used of
the Lord. Let us say with tlie poet,*
’Til go where You want tr.e to go. dear
Over mountain, or plain, or Boa:
I’ll pay what Yon want me to say, dear
I ll be what You want me bo be."
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