Hamilton Grant, 9-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer P. Grant, fell from a tree at the family home in West Rome and broke both arms below the elbow and dislocated one wrist. He had climbed a tree to tie more securely a rope swing. … Carl H. turner was painfully injured about the face while in the act of cranking an automobile in East Rome. The engine backfired and knocked him against the front of the car. … Eli Salmon was badly injured in the foot when he was cutting wood with an axe at his home on River Road and it slipped, striking his foot. … In the death of Walter Lewis, a coroner’s jury’s decision was that he was murdered and then placed on the W&A Railroad tracks near the Rome Brick Yards. After the Rome and Kingston passenger train struck him the crew found dry blood on his coat and cold blood around him. He was believed beaten with an axe, or other weapons, and then dragged to the railroad tracks. …
City Council adopted plans for building a double driveway on East 9th Street running north and south and passing the Darlington School property. The plans prevented the grading down of the hill, which would place the road way far below the residences on the upper side. The east side driveway was to be about five feet higher than the other side, and each driveway 10 feet wide, leaving an 18-foot park in the center for use of the street railway to build the proposed extension of the car line through East Rome. … C.W. King purchased the electric automobile which had been demonstrated for two weeks by the Automobile Supply Company. … The first bale of cotton bought by Glover-White Mercantile Company for $129.65, or 19 cents per pound. … In the tennis tournament at the Coosa Country Club, Miss M.A. Phelan and Barry Wright won the mixed doubles, Porter and Henshall winning the men’s doubles.
The marriage of Miss Ada Miller and Robert Hysen Howel was an interesting event of Wednesday evening fifty years ago at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Chalmers Miller, in East Rome. The wedding was entirely al fresco, taking place on the wide veranda under a canopy of magnolia leaves. Overhead in the form of a horseshoe pink electric lights glimmering through the greenery. Mrs. Elmer E. Kirkland sang charmingly and Mr. Tinsley accompanied on the violin and cello.
Bearing tulle streamers to form the aisle were Miss Katherine McDonald, Miss Annie Laurie Powell, Miss Ellen Dexter of Montgomery; Miss Jack Long, Miss Ruth Tanner, of Atlanta; and Miss Hattie Howel. Miss Clara Miller was maid of honor. Their ensembles carried out a white and pink motif. The bride’s gown was of charmeuse crepe over duchess satin and she carried bride’s roses. Hugh Miller was Mr. Howel’s best man, and Dr. G.G. Sydnor officiated.
An elegant supper course followed the wedding, with the pink and white motif elaborately carried out in decorations. After a wedding trip east, Mr. and Mrs. Howel were to reside in the Howel residence. On the way to attend the wedding James Maddox, Jesse Gardner and Benjamin Lumpkin of Atlanta were pinned under the touring car they were driving when the machine turned turtle at Third Avenue and Railroad Street. It turned over into a ditch at the sharp curve. The auto was left there, while the men, although shaken up, continued on to the wedding.