|Paper||Brigham City Bugler|
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|Article Title||George Washington|
|Paper||Brigham City Bugler|
GEORGE WASHINGTON. Th Cretur of the Patriot WJiom Hlrtb-duy Hlrtb-duy W Celabrtite. Georpre Washington, the first president presi-dent o the United States, was born in Westmoreland country, Va., on February Febru-ary 17:i2. He was of English descent. de-scent. His father, Auj,mstine Washington, Washing-ton, of whom we know but little, died when George was only ten years old, and to Mary, his mother, we are in- Iut homo. The newcotiv.-r wiii iilniut Jule'hiie ;oul this coipnui. ir:--h ip w;i.-. s iiuc r'Hi.iih:; j. m tit Iut in !! irrmv. but she still grieved for ihe uin-ent The in iit hs Hew by ;m.l t he n.-'.v J n le m;uie frieinl.s a-; her ei ni-in hud bef .re her. 1 :i time it be Tin to. be whimpered tlutt K" nhiey 1": !l-Ter. !l-Ter. tlie ni:ij.ir's s. n. w:ts deeply i:i luve with her ami, indeed. t!ie eitv paper aiitntuiieed the isr.iMe enive-nieiit enive-nieiit of tlie e-mple. '1'lie m:ij..r ami .lud-re Mur.di often r.p,ike of tlie mutt r, and om- day the vi niver.-at i- ti led t . .I..,-Harmon, .I..,-Harmon, llarim? that talk ii was for the tirsl lime su;,'-.ted to the i::di4V bv Mai. ConL'erto have an o.nerl e-aniine e-aniine those iieeount, as the maj.-r said he miht be a ffood lawyer but imt un expert ItooK-liecper. Tlie result was thai the same paper whii.li published the item re'ranlia-; .Inle Marsh ami Uoilm'y Longer printed a full aeuount of Joe 1 1 an non's vindication. In tile mean lime Joe Harmon was tryinjr in the excitement of monev ovt-tino-to.lrowu his ifrief. lie huneiv.l for some word from his old home ami had a news ajjynt secure for hii.i an m-cHsiona! m-cHsiona! copy of the Washington Index, lie chanced to et, t!,c wvy ci.v containing con-taining his vindication, but his j y over that was killed on t he instant by happening hap-pening to see the item reardiny; Jule and Rodney. An issue received some time later stated in plain terms that the wedding was to take place after the hail on the ei tiuing :i:diinitoii birthday eel eh ration. ra-tion. Wild with anirer and jealousy, the desire was instantly born in hi:, heart to be present at tlie ceremony and confront the faithless .lule. At hist it occurred to him that if he could 1".' present as the drum major he would Itc suilicienlly di.-.jj-tiised. Tii weddinn day was to take place in lh. hall just before tlie dance and he knew the baud would be there in full dress, lie a-dedon the idea and the .lay b. fore the celebr.aiou he readied Charlton Charl-ton and from there was able to make:, satisfactory arrangement with tit; present leader of the band. I'or a consideration con-sideration the man. a st ranker to Joe. agreed to make himself scarce at tin proper moment ami let Joe lake hi. place. Tlie s.-beme worked '.o periYc-tion periYc-tion and J.e stood at the head the head .,1 the band nndis rovcivd and unsiis-iK'fcted. unsiis-iK'fcted. The shrmil was riven and Joe waved hh; b:i,ton. when tlie band struck up the wedding- march. I -i came the bridal parly, and Joe would hardly be lieve his eyes when he saw a sti-anprei and not his Jule upmi llodney Conrer';. arm. l'Vum her he tflaneed ut Ihe 1 hridesinaid following with the frooin'.- 1 man and then Joe's bewilderment in- I creased. The music suddenly cca ;cu and Joe lost his jirasp upon his baton. Forward he rushcil, startling every om-by om-by his imp. tnosity. "Juie! Jule! oh, Jule! is it not you that is to be married? What does it all mean'.'" Joe Hung ofTlho hands which grasped him and threw his big hat upon the floor, crying out: "Jule, don'tyou know me?'' Then up went a great cry of "Joe I Harmon! Joe. Harmon!" and with one ! eager look, with one little cry of "Oh, Joe!"' Jule fell in his arms and cried. Explanations and congratulations fol-' fol-' lowed and it all ended in a double wedding. wed-ding. Jn the morning people had wished that Joe Harmon was there to lead the band. Joe Harmon had come and tin-dance tin-dance that followed the wedding was the happiest ail'air ever held in that hall, and that tenth anniversary of the little city of Washington and the hundredth hun-dredth and something anniversary of the birth of ( len. leorge Washington eclipsed till past celebrations and is yet looked back to as the greatest and most joyous that was ever held. ;'urni.-;hed the measure lo whieh ffulhin! youth and maiden fair tripped until the hand of the clock in the town hall pointed warning1!' to tlio small Ugiires upon its dial. It was on the night of one of these bulls when the city was but five years old that the music engaged from the neighboring town of Charlton hud failed to arrive. In the disappointment disappoint-ment which ensued the idea of a band of their own was born. The idea grew and waxed strong. The citizens freely subscribed money for the instruments and uniforms, and Joe Harmon was unanimously elected drum major. The bustle and activity noted at the beginning begin-ning of this story indicated a celebration. celebra-tion. It was the morning of Washington's Washing-ton's annual fete. It was the anniversary anni-versary of lien. George Washington's birthday, and it was the tenth birthday birth-day of this little city of Washington. "If Joe Harmon was only here again to lead the band," said many people that morning. Judge Marsh and his family were among the early settlers in the new town. His daughter Jule, but fourteen years old when she came to live in Washington, was soon a great favorite with all her new acquaintances. The girls all loved her and the lads all, with barely an exception, laid their fresh hearts at her feet. Joe Harmon was her first friend. He ehanced to render her father a valuable service on the day of the arrival at Washington, and Jule's look of gratitude grati-tude and her thanks made the young man a slave. ' Joe Harmon was considered almost as a part of the town. He had come with Mj Redfield, but after that gentleman's death, which occurred just as the new enterprise had become an assured success, suc-cess, Joe drifted from the factory and sought other employment. Tlie cominr of Judge Marsh made a ehtmtrc in the young man's prospects. He developed a tuste for the law and the opportunity being given he began reusing fur thai profession in tht judge's ollice. Joe was very soeial in his disposit ion and became the natural .k-ailerof the amusements in the town. A born musician, mu-sician, he was chosen as leader of llu band organised while ho was f.tdl ii; J J tidge Marsh's oiiiee. i lis popularity led him into the outer circle of politics and at the spring election, elec-tion, when he was just past his twenty-fourth twenty-fourth year, he was elected city treasurer. treas-urer. Thrown much together, as were Joe and Jule, it was not to be wondered a! that ihcy became loverri. It was such matter-of-fact affair that when the engagement en-gagement was announced it ereaLed not a ripple of surprise. II ii. proposal was in accord with the whal? ail'air. "Jule." he Baid. on the mffhtof the celebration following his election to J, Mis GEORGE WASHINGTON. From the Sharpless Painting. debted for his orderly, brave and honorable hon-orable character. In 17.11, before he was nineteen, he had been elected major ma-jor in the militia raised for repelling repel-ling the French and the Indians, and two years later he was chosen special aid to the British g-eneral, Braddock. When twenty-seven years of aie he married a beautiful and wealthy widow and retired to Mount Vernon, an estate left him by a half-brother. There he quietly pursued the business of a planter plant-er till 1774, when he was called to the Virginia legislature. The storm of the revolution was fast gathering, and in the same year he went as a delegate to the first continental congress. Then the storm burst, and he was unanimously unanimous-ly chosen commander of that army of freedom which had spontaneously galh- , ered around Boston. After eight long years of brilliant struggle he was hailed as the deliverer of his country and the day-star of : promise to the oppressed natioiiti of other lands. Washington presided over ; the new republic for eight more very eventful years. A new government had to be organized without any existing model, and new theories of administration adminis-tration put into practice for the first time. But Washington's executive skill and wisdom were equal to all occasion:, and he retired from public life without a. blot. Of his private life we have an equally model picture. lie died on December 14, 1799. II in deathbed scene was one of calm and confident repose on God. His last words were: "'I am not afraid to go." He has been named "The Father of His Country," Coun-try," and enjoys an ever-increasing fame a fame founded on piety and purity on simple faith and justice, on thorough unselfishness and an un relaxing sene of duty JOE HARMON'S MISTAKE. I , BY J. J. FULLKIt. ip' IpSasinE little, thrir- ' I 1 II InfT, bustliaj l city of Wash-tVTa Wash-tVTa I i n g t o n was bus'" ntl mure dmmx bu3i'r h"n- K'.fcr'2 tllinl-v iunff lu &$8PlS$ ty plao. tbta VW-SaS4fW Washington, !iWfe?SP m ana fust in M & the zonit .of its IVA-H'U it, glory. This 5i I fflory and in fact its existence itself was due to an accident. , , Some years previous to the date of this story lieore Washington. Redfield went into a western atale on a prospecting- tour to Hud an eligible situ for the erection of a factory. What this enterprise was cuts but little lit-tle fig-ure in this story. It Is uutliclent to I; now that the land upon which Waiihing-lnn was afterward l.uilt suited him, and the busy, lively, thriving- town whs the result. The city owed its name to a scries of peculiar events. It was on J'V-bruary' Mr. Redfield first came upon the site. It took hiin just a year to acquire from the owners the land he dc.ured and it was ou February 22 the llrst bargain was made. These coincidences point-iiiff point-iiiff so directly to Washington's birthday birth-day and the fact that his own name was Oeorpe Washington, led him to call the place as he did. These tilings all impressed the citizens citi-zens of Washing-ton with the sig-nill-eance of the dal. and. it beinj already a national holiday, it be-rae for that town i.he chief holidayof the year. The Fourth of July was nothing1 ar compared com-pared to n;di i n fr ton's bij'tluhiy, and Chii-itmas ami Thanksg-iviiiK day were not mentioned in the same breath bv these patriotic townspeople. If there was any one thing- more than another that the citizens of ash-inffton ash-inffton wero proud of, it was iis band. ll.s organisation had been the result of an accident. The Washington's birthday birth-day celebrations had come to be prr-at a if airs. They always had a parade in ihe afternoon ending finally in the L'ourthouf.e ::quare, where Aluj. Conjror Imil a chance to air his oratory. Judg-e .lar.sh. too, was always ready with a .ulojjv upon the fa tin-r of his country, ind Sohoolmasti r I'erlcics was never-ienicd never-ienicd the pri.itejre of udiling- a patriotic pa-triotic lesson for the benefit of his scholars to those he gave every five .lays in the week. But the Wushmerton baud was the pride and delight of the citizens, and its music was the great feature of the dav. ii it was the great feature of the niiit when aiter a display of fireworks it "SAY YES! PI.1CAHK. JUI.K. " office, "you know I love yon. Will you marry me?" "lo you want me to, really, Joe?" "You know f am m earnest. Jule. Will you, if your father don't object.'.1" "Yes, Joe; but not for ever sb long.' "Next Washington's birthday, J ule. will you? Say yes, please, Juie." "Yes, Joe," A little kiss sealed the compact made. Neither thought then of the rough road true love has invariably to travel. The year was nearly up. and Washington's Wash-ington's birthday, the dale of the wedding, wed-ding, was close at band. Karly in January Jan-uary Joe rendered hit; annual account t . the auditing board and there was much excitement when the i-nport gained circulation cir-culation that the treasurer was shor; six thousand dollars in cash. Judge -Marsh was worriej. He ami his friend-, went over the account time and again, but could tlud no error. Joe atoully maintained his innocence, and ut last the judge said in his impatience something some-thing which stung Je to the heart. IOven Jule's expressed faith in hiin could not heal the wound, and getting together the amount of the allege-.! defalcation de-falcation he turned II over to "judge Marsh as chief bondsman. Then he suddenly and silently It'll the town. Troubles seldom corne in single file, and Judge Mar.-di just at this time win apprised of the death of his brother': widow and that a niece, anoUier Jule Marnh, was cumiog to make nis house. ...... ;T...77Tr.f! "JTTJX, DOS'T TOTJ KSOW ME?" '