A record run from Chattanooga to Atlanta was made by D. George Morgan of Chattanooga in his roadster. He covered the 140 miles without stopping in six hours and 29 minutes.
The most exciting part of the trip occurred between Kennesaw and Marietta when the machine outstripped the W&A passenger train. Passengers filled the windows of the train and enjoyed the speed contest greatly, while the engine crew made every effort to keep pace with the fast flying motor car. The auto would have reached Atlanta ahead of the train except for coming upon a slow moving wagon which occupied the center of the road.
Frequently the speedometer registered 60 miles an hour, which was its full limit. The worst roads were between Trion and Rome over Taylor’s Ridge.
Attended by a thousand interested and enthusiastic people, with splendid exhibits and a magnificent barbecue, the educational fair and corn contests for the county held at the courthouse ranked as a complete success in every particular.
L.L. Wood won first prize, $100 in the Men’s Corn Club; Harry Camp received first prize in the Boy’s Corn Club, and first prize girls in the Canning Club contest, who received scholarships to the agricultural college in Athens, were Miss Lillie Butler, Central Grove School; Miss Lucile Field, Lindale; and Miss Josephine Sims, McHenry School.
The Commercial Club, a social organization, “liquidated” this week fifty years ago after Judge John W. Maddox made the injunction against the locker club permanent. All the liquid refreshments were apportioned out among the large membership. … Fire destroyed a barn belonging to Lon Hall at Early, the loss including 10 mules, 35 tons of hay, 6,000 bundles of fodder, three wagons, three buggies and harness plow gear for 18 mules, amounting to $4,500. … John Bishop, a switchman, was run over and killed by a Southern Railway switching train on the high trestle over the East Side bridge spanning the Etowah River. He was standing on one of the rear cars which was being backed and lost balance, falling between the cars. … Edward Chapman was robbed of $10, which belonged to the Second Avenue Methodist Church. The money was in a pocket of his overcoat hanging at his place of business. He replaced the money. …
Dr. R.M. Harbin returned from the convention of the American surgeons in New York to report that he sat for half an hour at the banquet board with President-Elect Woodrow Wilson, although due at another dinner given by his class at Bellevue. The elevator boy by mistake ushered him into the dinner given by the Princeton Class of ’79, at which Wilson was the honor guest, and it was some minutes before the mistake was discovered. … Ed Gentry, returning from the North Georgia Horse Swapping Convention in Dalton, reported horses selling from 16 cents to $165. … A.E. Cook, of Lindale, reported a kidnapping or “calfnapping” at his place. He had a cow with a young calf, and a few days later bought another cow. She robbed his first cow of her calf, and showing much affection for the calf, was not content to be away from it. … While whittling with a sharp knife, Charles Craton, of Boozeville, allowed the weapon to slip and cut an ugly gash in his wrist. …