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Visiting the Past  

Visiting The Past
1906

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.

The many friends of Miss Lorena, the dear little daughter of Dr. W. T. Pace, will regret to learn that she is quite sick with fever.

Olive 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.

We came 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 journey.

Work begins on the school house Monday. A large force of hands are employed to take the roof off and rush the work through.

Smyrna, Sept. 27, 1906: Mr. Jeff Crow had his foot cut off above the ankle by a mowing machine last Monday afternoon week.

Next 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 Burk.

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 girl.

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.




 

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