A number of gypsies were camping in West Rome, and some of the women were working Broad Street telling fortunes. One of the little gypsy girls tried to mail a letter in a fire alarm box and pulled the alarm, bringing trucks whizzing to West 11th Street and Fifth Avenue. As they arrived she was scampering off to the camp as if the “bad man” was about to get her. … Ex-Mayor J.W. Hancock motored to Rome over the weekend to greet his many friends. He came up from Macon in his automobile, covering the 200 miles in eight hours running time. He returned by train, leaving his machine here for the use by his family. … Dr. W.J. Shaw bought the lot in East Rome on Cherokee Hill between the homes of John H. Reynolds and Mayor Andrews, and planned to erect an artistic residence. … Mrs. Seaborn Wright purchased the lot adjoining the Norton Smith place in East Rome and was to erect a handsome house. … J.M. Lay was to build a $4,000 residence at 901 Broad Street, to be two stories containing eight rooms.
The first commencement exercises of Greater Shorter College were under way this weekend fifty years ago on its magnificent new site overlooking Rome. It marked the close of a most successful year’s work in all departments.
Seventeen young ladies were to receive diplomas.
College authorities announced that after this session of Shorter there would be no more sororities allowed on the
campus. Five national groups were represented there: Phi Mu, Sigma Iota Chi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi Mu Gamma and Kappa Delta Psi. They were established beginning in the fall of 1910.
Fire destroyed the home of Mrs. Fletcher Smith on the Summerville Pike, with an estimated loss of $7,000. The family was to occupy the Bailey Gordon home on East Fourth Street while the Gordon family spent the summer in South Carolina. … Nearly 2,000 people attended the baptizing in West Rome, with 14 receiving the sacrament.… All the Lindale mill operative homes were being painted under the direction of W.M. Turley, greatly improving the city’s appearance. … A lively runaway drew a crowd to New Town’s Broad Street, when the two fine horses of D.W. Barnett became frightened and made a wild dash before they could be stopped. …
Miss Sara King and Lawrence C. Small, of Macon, were married in a beautiful church wedding at First Presbyterian a half century ago. Magnolia foliage and blossoms and burning tapers decorated the altar, before which the Rev. Bunyan Stephens, of Florida, a classmate of the groom, and Dr. G.G. Sydnor officiated.
The couple was attended by Holmes Cheney, George Magruder, Frank Murray, Dr. Walker Curry, Frank Rogers, of Macon, and Lawrence Vickery, of New York, who was best man; Mrs. Holmes Cheney, and Mrs. Thomas Bush of Chester, Pa.
The bride wore an empire gown of rich meteor satin with short vest and butterfly sleeves of rosepoint lace, a half chaplet of orange blossoms holding a veil, and carried a bouquet of valley lilies and pale pink orchids.
A reception was held at the bride’s home on Eighth Avenue. After a wedding trip, the couple was to reside in Macon.