Smyrna, Sept. 6, 1906: The reunion of the scholars who attended
the old Smyrna Academy way back in 1854 took place in the
grove behind the Methodist Church last Tuesday. At a Roll
Call of these ancient School Children, some 25 answered
to their names. The
day was pleasantly spent in reminiscences of school days
as they had and enjoyed them. Hon.
Jas. L. Mayson of Atlanta, delivered the address of the occasion
in his usual happy and charming manner. One feature of the
reunion was the reception of a letter addressed one of the
scholars in attendance, from the sweetheart of those good
old days of "long long ago." This young fellow
as a persistent lover and became the shadow of his lady
love, so much so that the boys and girls nicknamed the young
lady, "Joe" and it is said she even now answers
to the magic name of "Joe." The reunion was a
great success and those old boys and girls of 1854, and
there-abouts, seemed just enjoying a happy moment of recess,
from the arduous studies of every day life in the great
school of experience.
Mr. Bob Dunton is building an awning in front of his store and
the telephone exchange.
many friends of Miss Lorena, the dear little daughter of
Dr. W. T. Pace, will regret to learn that she is quite sick
Springs, Sept. 13, 1906: The Concord singing convention
met here Saturday week. Several classes were represented
with a full delegation. No better music has ever been heard.
Officers elected for next year were J. A. Lewis, president;
W. N. Edwards, vice-president and F. B. Barber, secretary.
Smyrna, Sept. 13, 1906: The Belmont Farms people have installed
a milking machine in their dairy department. It is a wonderful
yet simple device by which one man can milk eight cows at
the same time. It is said to be giving entire satisfaction.
Capt. John T. Pace is getting his ginnery apparatus in good shape
for this year's crop of cotton. He says there will not
be as much cotton to gin this year as we had last, nor does
he think it will be as good staple, but the prospects are
that we will get more money for it.
Mr. J. Walker Fuller, one of our prominent merchants, visited
the "Old Homestead" at Roswell, last Sunday. it's
a good thing to go back occasionally, notwithstanding "old
home is not what it used to be."
Smyrna, Sept. 20, 1906: Dr. W. T. Pace sold his three room house
on Terrell Ave. to a Mr. Wood, of Villa Rica, who will move
to Smyrna in the next few days.
very near having a blacksmith shop in Smyrna last week,
but like nearly everything else, opposition developed and
an injunction was had against it and the enterprise will
likely fall through.
Mr. Cliff Fowler has about completed his hennery and has about
as pretty a chicken farm as you find anywhere in a days
Work begins on the school house Monday. A large force of hands
are employed to take the roof off and rush the work through.
Sept. 27, 1906: Mr. Jeff Crow had his foot cut off above
the ankle by a mowing machine last Monday afternoon week.
Saturday and Sunday will be devoted to the Orphans' Home
by our people. Saturday's day's work will be given them,
and Sunday the Sabbath schools have arranged an interesting
program, and expect a large congregation and generous contribution
for the cause.
Smyrna, Oct. 11, 1906: The residence of Mr. R.N. Hughes caught fire
last Monday morning but fortunately the flames were extinguished
before any serious damage was done.
The remains of Mrs. M. L. Petty, who died in Atlanta Friday
morning were laid to rest in the cemetery at this place
Saturday noon. She is survived by her husband, M. L. Petty
and three daughters aged 8, 12 and 16.
Smyrna, Oct. 18, 1906: Belmont Farms took all the prizes and ribbons
at the Macon Fair.
The Baptist church has organized an orchestra of local talent,
consisting of several instruments and is preparing to have
fine music at that church during services. The orchestra
is under the able and efficient management of Prof. Clarence
Mr. Cliff Fowler has just completed an elegant and up-to-date
Chicken Hotel on his farm and will engage more extensively
in the poultry business than ever. Mr. Fowler is getting
to be quite a chicken expert.
Mr. Mat Simpson has gone to Cartersville and will visit Dalton
before returning home; and there-by hangs a tale. Mr. Simpson
has not been away from home or eaten a meal from home in
33 years, and his neighbors are horrified that he should
break such a record at this date.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Mason last Wednesday, a fine baby
Olive Springs, Oct. 25, 1906: The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ed.
Legg are congratulating them on the arrival of a fine boy
at their home.