Thursday, August 9, 1923
For as the heavens are high above the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts, saith the Lord.
“The President died last night. That was the word that was on the street Friday morning as men went to their work. Three thousand miles away from this domicile, and yet at home, the death angel found him. He was on a great journey traveling over his domain. He had been as far as Alaska and was on his return. He reached San Francisco and was sheltered in a hotel. There he sickened but had passed a comfortable day. As the shades of night were falling, God’s finger touched him and he slept.
On Friday, the train bearing the dead body of the President set out on its long way home, the continent was to be crossed, and the country opened to let it through, the avenue lined on each side by the citizens of this great nation, mourning the untimely death of their great chieftain.
Warren G. Harding was born November 2, 1865, and was in the fifty-eighth year of his age. He was the son of a country doctor in the State of Ohio, and was early thrown on his own resources. As a child, he gave promise of great mental ability, and in his early boyhood he worked his way through college on his own resourc-es, working on the farm, and painting barns. His college was known as Ohio Central College, and he was graduated as a bachelor of science at the age of seventeen…
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Every post office in the United States will be closed on Friday afternoon from 4 to 5 o’clock, the burial hour of the late president.
The past week has been an unusually lively one and the members and guests have enjoyed very much the fine swimming pool leased by the management from one of our leading farmers, H. Lee White, who owns a farm adjoining the Club property.
The pool is a beautiful one from a quarter to one half mile in length with a fine gravel bottom and a nice sod extending down to the edge of the water, making a beautiful beach. Dressing rooms are being put up and boats will be put on the pool. This bathing pool will be for the private use of the club members and their guest to whom the bathing will be free…
The members are looking forward with great pleasure to the dance to be given by the Alleghany Cotillion Club at the Club House on the evening of the 10th. This is strictly an invitation dance and only those holding invitations will be admitted to the grounds. The chaperones are Mrs. W. A. Bratton, Mrs. E. G. Herold, Mrs. Chas. Kramer, Mrs. Roy Fenton, Mrs. R. H. Hickman and Mrs. N. R. Price.
NIGHT BLOOMING CEREUS
Quite a large party of folks gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Wagner on Lower Camden Avenue Monday evening to witness the opening of the flowers on their night blooming cereus. The plant was accommodating and did not wait until the usual hour of midnight but by 10 o’clock 14 buds had opened into flowers that would not go into a quart measure. It is a most striking flower with a powerful perfume…
The story is current in this country that if you look into this flower with a glass, a cross and a crown of thorns is to be seen by all true believers.
On Squire Smith’s court, a fine of $100 and $3.30 costs was imposed on the local tannery for allowing lime to enter Greenbrier River whereby some fish were destroyed. The offense was committed through inadvertence and by the thoughtlessness of workmen who took a short cut to get rid of some lime impregnated water and who did not consider that the solution was as strong as it was. The damage to fish was due mainly to the very low stage of the river at the time. The defendant entered a plea of nolo contendere. Citizens of the town offered to make up to the tannery company the amount, but the company declined it with thanks.
The tannery is Marlinton’s most important industry and the regular budget of New York checks that have come with such unfailing regularity for the last twenty-odd years is like new blood to the financial system of the county and town.
GREENBRIER COLLEGE FOR WOMEN
Greenbrier College for Women was born in a trustees’ meeting at Lewisburg July 20 and, with its birth, the institution known as Lewisburg Seminary, after a service of more than a century, began to merge its identity into what will be the only distinctively women’s college in the state…
The institution was founded in 1812 as Lewisburg Academy, a co-educational school, by the late Rev. John McElhenney, a pioneer Presbyterian clergyman in the section of the country extending to the Ohio river…
Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Woods at Woodrow, twin daughters. There are now six sets of twins in families in the neighborhood of Woodrow, on Laurel Creek.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Creamer Sharp, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Moody Wilson and wife, Louise Wilson, a son.