The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on May 22, 1921 · Page 83
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 83

Cincinnati, Ohio
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Sunday, May 22, 1921
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Till-: .FrN'fJIJI CIXCIXXATI, SUN-OA. V, MAV l'JJl 4 " School Days at Wesleyan College M jjy Contcnr. 17, at lila home .in Grandin road. ISH LUCT WARE WEBB. h owned until within a year by Clinton Crane. Mr. Crane pur- onca a boarding pupil rad- cnajw. lne property from my father's uatad from "dear old Wear estate. leyan. was destined to be- "Have yon ever written anything . concerning the Wesleyan Female llouas as the wife ef Rutherford Hlrcbard Hayes. In 1177. She was a native of Chlllicothe. She came of a Ions; line of Revolutionary and pioneer ancestry. In 1147. at the age of -It, she became a student of the Wesleyan Female College In Cincinnati, and .was graduated In USO as a classmate of a lady mentioned in the ao-company Ins letter. Many -year lot', r she had the pleasuru ro met several of her schoolmate v. h-n. with hr distinguished husband, the President of the United Stalej. ant trai iho nut of Ir. and Mrs. John Davis at their home, sflll standing on the went side of Elm. near Ninth. During the Civil War Mrs. Hayes became devoted tu th care of wound-ed men in the hospitals near various battlefields nfter her husband had been wounded . at S nli Mountain. The gratitude m l inn rtt.m of ninny Union soldiers wen h-r through life. rthe ,'m of fine upp-nrait nnd i t much beauty. As t h j hostess of the White House she was hot very popu-f lar beeausi of 'her insistence upon ultra temperance .Ideas. ''even t Iho point of actual prohibition on all oe-tasions. Including stati dinners: ccr- Remlnary? My mother. Josephine I-Eckert Stone, was graduated from that Institution in 1850. She was 15 years of age, I bel.eve holding the was latr the wife of Rutherford P.. Hayes. I left Cincinnati at an tarly weekly contributions to The Enquirer, I am vary truly your. "Josephine Stone Gleason, "(Mrs. Mardis E. Gleason)." This writer recalls the tall and commanding figure of Captain Thomas F. Kckert. when he lived on Broadway, probably in the sixties and sev-t's. And always he associated that . -f f. -I n .,n ti . . 7 i. 1 . If' f -LJ?e Wesleyam Female Collect, i5 ieee w nge, for my father, mother and only trother died before Ilcing' a lover of 'olden times' Qnd having so little opportunity of hearing, first-land of those times in Cincinnati I naturally cherish anything I read tain I y the diplomatic service did not about them, antj to find the name of i nthuse oret har views. However, a person or place A hich is familiar we -must admit t -lay that Mrs. yuite thrills me. Hayes was of a very firm and deter- "The last time I was in Cincinnati mined character ' for a time 40 odd in 1897. I saw the old plare of my years prior to the period of national grandfather (Social Villa). The hou,. prohibition. ' was quite surrounded by modern This lady'a widowed mother Was a buildings and I fear It has disap-person of firm character; born Ma- peered long ago. 'JUianking- you in rla Cook. Her husband. Dr. James' advance Yor your attention and ex-Webb, died In 1838. leaving to her the Pressing'' my pleasure at reading your care of Several small children, but record age. One of her classmates with enough to provide for them and for their education. She first re moved to Delaware, and then to Cincinnati, where she lived on Sixth street, near Rare, while her sons were studying medicine hero and her daughter Lucy was about to be graduated at the Wesleyan. At that home, in 1161. Lucy Ware Webb was wedded to R. JJ. Hayes, who. In 1857. became City Solicitor of Cincinnati and remained In . office, until his entrance as Captain In the Union army. KeTered By Her Friend. lira Hayes died in 1880. leaving 1 remarkable record of splendid wom- anllncss In ' both ublle and private life, and a memory cherished by many of the most distinguished people of net country as well as by a host tf those In humbler walks of life, Ab-.vo all. she was the devoted mother of lght children, two of whoiii reached their majority. . J Mrs.- Josephine stone Gleason. of Hi Vernon street, Newton, Mass., writing to "-Conteur Cincinnati Enquirer." states: "My Tear Sir As a former resident of Cincinnati I have been greatly- Interested In your articles In the Sunday Enquirer. Two or three weeks ago I found In your article the men-tlon of my grandfather. Captain Thomas V. Eckert, as being one of the owners of a street railway. You also mentioned a history of Cum-nilnsville. My grandfather's estate extended to Millcreck. through Spring drove avenue, from Colerain avenue. I have always understood that he was osre of the promoters of Spring Grove avenue. The name of his estate was 'Social Villa.' and he resised there until some, time in the sixties, when he purchased the house US (now 415) RroadWay. and moved there with his family. He was well known as a river man. owning and commanding boats from the time he was 21 years of age. I-ater In life he was President of the Western Insurance Company, which ofllce he held until his death. In 1878. "My father was Ieverett G. E. Stone, son of Elisha Stone, who did business on Vine street, and who died In 1840. My father did business on the same site for several years. ' After retiring from that business (wholesale commission) he became Vice President ef the Central National Bank, with offices in the Ilurnet House. My father died January 14. r f a Lucy Webb Hayes r.randfather Eckert's appearance with H at of another tall and commanding incinnatian of thOKc days, the first Matthew 1. Harbeson. who then lived at 116 West Seventh street. Close by ilic Eckerts. in the same row on l:roadway. was the home during many years of the first Alfred Jalther lamily. Directories of early Cincinnati cive the following data concerning the pioneer Elisha Stone: He came from 'onnecticut, and in 1923 was a grocer at the corner of Main and Water: in 1931, grocer and boat stores. Water, between Main and Walnut, with home on Front, near Race: in 1836. grocer. ntrth side Water, between Main and Walnut, and residing on Vine, between Front Trnd"Second; 1S39. produce merchant. Water, between Commercial Row and Walnut, with residence on Vine, between Columbia and Front. In 185 the firm of I & M. Stone (leverett and Medad Stone) was In Kroceriea at 32 Vine, and both resided at 247 West Seventh. Pioneer of Same Name. Another Stone prominent In eren earlier days of Cincinnati was Ethan Stone, who came from Massachusetts and was a Justice of the l'eace in 1819. with an office on Fourth, between Walnut and Vine: in 1S3J. with residence in our "Western Liberties." in l$39,with residence east yide Vine, bet wcen Fourth and Fifth. After him was named Ethan Stone 1 tales, who became prominent in promoting Sprinc Grove avenue and its first horse railroad. Mrs. Leonard Smith and her brother. E. 1!. Stanley, are the owners of the original lates homestead, on Rates avenue. The KTcat age of this house may be approximately estimated from the fact that a part of it is the ordinal l"K house. Mr. plates, long a very prominent citixen of Cincinnati and Cum-minsville, was in 1839 one of the proprietors of a tavern on the south side, tif Court, between Main and Walnut. l.ater. in the earier 60s. he was asso- Human Life From Many Angles BY WALTER MATTHEWS. THE POWER WITHIN , HAT a marvelous and at ranee power there is in silent concentration. To all interested readers of these articles I would emphasize the importance. of diligent practice of working In the silence and concentration. Desirirrg to help everyone all that I possibly can to attain their heart's desire, and their ultimate goal, I would urge everyone to give thoughtful consideration to the following suggestions: ' All thinking people reaUze that there is but One Power in the universe. Every human being is using this power every moment, consciously or unconsciously, directing it into right channels to bring Into their experience whatever they desire, or because of ignorance, indifference and lack of right direction, permitting It to run rampant, manifesting misery', sickness, unhappi-ness andevery undesirable condition. The Scriptures say: "Thou shalt decree a thing, and I, the Lord, will establish it unto you." Man is a center, around which his world revolves. A center of influence and power, of thought and consciousness. Man has been given dominion, but he must direct rightly and exercise this dominion by making contact with the power within by means of silent concentration in order to bring -into the objective world whatever he desires. -Any one can learn how to make conscious, immediate contact with thite power, but few can work efficiently In silence at first. Nature does not work instantaneously; everything grows stei by step. To accomplish results regular hours lor work each morning and evening are desirable, and, also, continual reiteration or demand for whatever thing, or things, you want to come into manifestation is necessary. "Silence is the element In which great things fashion themselves together; that at length tney may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the delight of life, which they are thenceforth to rule." Carlyle. SILENCE And concentration fnv an, I . I I . 1 . 1. . ! .. I . : 1 j . . . : The overcoming and irresistible 'power that is continually flowing In and out of every human being is a silent power. It cannot be seen, but its manifestation is in evidence all about us everywhere. Every human being is employing this power every moment constructively or destructively. The importance of knowing how to intelligently contact with this power so as to employ it for oui own good and that of others cannot be overestimated. We will analyze and consider the benefits to be derived through silence and concentration from different angles. -For rest and recuperation of the mind we need to be silent, just as much as we require sleep for rest and recuperation of the body. Silence suould be cultivated as a great virtue; It keeps secrets and avoids disputes. Some people clothe themselves with an impenetrable silence; this attitude of taciturnity is not magnetic, and does not surround us with many friends; does not mak,e a "hale fellow well met. and is often manifestly a cloak for ignorance, foolish and sinful thoughts, and is a safe course for any one to adopt when lacking in confidence. Silence often enables us to see other people's imperfections, and helps us to conceal our own, but people with whom we associate might reasonably sUspect us of emptiness if we indulge our inclination for silence on all occasions. To think well and speak words of approbation and commendation for our friends, associates and neighbors is for us a personal responsibility an J obligation, but to 'avoid speaking ill or maain derogatory remarks about any one only requires our silence, and, truly, every one should endeavor to refrain from sowing seeds of discord ana inflicting injury upon others. We know how gossip 13 disseminated and frequently distorted. "Silence, when nothing need be said, is the eloquence of discretion." Boveo. elated with Captain Thomas F. Eckert. John Itoss and Kichard and Matthew Hopple in Sprint; !roe avenue and its railroad. t'nited efforts of Reverend tr. and Jtev. ProfesiJYr I'erlee It. Wither, led to establishment of the Wesley a '1 Female College. It was opened in September. 1142. in temporary quarters on the north side of Ninth between 31aln and Walnut, with an attendance of 19- young: ladies. Prospects were so bright from the very first that there was immediate neces-i-ity for a lir;r permanent buildintr. where the y.mnc women from other states niicht have their abode as well as education, should they pre-fer dormitory quarters to private boari-intr. Cincinnati was already a great cducutionul center, with its priva'.c as well as public schools and colleges, for several states of the South and the jrrcnt West. Hence the speedy erection and opening late in 1943 of the splendid edifice pictured here. The Grounds reached back to College street. The Institution prospered during many years. In this connection may be recalled the names of e;real and good Cincin-nations connected withadminist ration of .-.fiairs there during a single year. Take, for instance, the year 1&5U-S1, when we have for the Hoard of Trustees, ltev. I'.ishop T. A. Morris. 1 . D.. President; John Reeves, First Vice President; lie v. William Herr. Second Vice President; Eden It. Kcedcr, Treasurer; William Wood. Secretary: also, as Trustees. John Whetst'jne. John Elstner. Harvey Ue Camp. lion. Henry E. Spencer. William Woodruff. Moses Hrooks, ltev. J. P. Kilbre.ith, Rev. P. V. Aydelott, 1. I.: John Hor-ton. John F. Forbus. John I'ubois. Henry Price, Joseph llerron, Richard Asheraft. IUirton Hazen. John W. Dunham. M. 1).; ltev. J. A. Reedcr. Thomas Fox. James T. Williams. Abram Inglis and Ueorse Allen. - Members of the Faculty. The following professors and teachers composed the Board of Education: Rev. I". II. Wheeler. M. A.. President and Professor of Mental Science; Mrs. Mary C. Wilber. Governess and Teacher of physiology: Rev. Joseph Miley, M. A.. Professor of Ancient Languages and Moral Science; Edward S. Lippitt, A. 1?., Professor of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Teacher of Line and Perspective Drawing and Painting; Misses Mary A. Be Forest. Emi-lie K. Thompkins. Charlotte iavis. Electra V. Mitchell. Rachel L. llodley. Amanda A. Hodgman. Susan C. Conner, Teachers of Classics; James W. Bowers. Professor of Penmanship: H. Augustus 1'ond. Professor of . Vocal and Instrumental Music; Edward Thomas. Professor of the Huitar: Miss Louise Fingland, Instructress of Vocal and Instrumental Music; Miss Cornelia E. Uoisey, Instructress in French, and Miss Charlotte Caldwell, Instructress In German. That year tl830) there were 437 misses and young ladies enrolled at Wesleyan: some of them from as far south as New Orlcana and some from as far west as St. Louis. In 186S this college was removed to new buildings on the new Wesleyan avenue, between the former Methodist and 11a p-tfst cemeteries. Many readers of Ths Enquirer have occasion at times tqrecall something of the history of the celebrated Wesleyan Female College, for tho reason that their mothers or grandmothers or even their great-grandmothers wero educated there. Only a few of them probably can visualize from memory the actual appearance of that institution as it appeared on the west sido of Vine, between Sixth and Seventh, and no doubt some of these will bo pleased to sec its reproduction in picture In this connection. Changed To Newspaper Office. When the plate for this picture was made there were considerable grounds around the building, t north, south and west. A few years later, to the north of It and facing Vine, was tho beautiful Dayton-stone residence of David Gibson, a prominent citizen, who came from Scotland. About tho same time there was a small and rather ornamental stone-front building occupied by the Cincinnati Gaslight and Coke Company, In tho days when Noah Wells and Barney Cunningham were chief cleiks in Its Cantlaaed a Page , This Seetlaa. J "T l o . III iSSar 52'"q,5 SfB jSc- Sis SS. - 23 aS

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