May 21, 1885
Mr. Ned Glover is home from Texas.
Mr. Joe Lester came up from Atlanta Sunday to mingle with his old friends.
Mr. Arthur Springer left Monday for Madison to attend a wedding.
Mr. C. C. Witt's family have moved into the house formerly occupied by Mr. Geo. F. Gober, on Roswell street.
Mrs. Haynes has let the contract to Black & Son to build a second story to her dwelling.
Misses Mollie and Addie Setze and Mrs. Bignon arrived Saturday from Augusta. Mrs. Bignon will spend the summer at the residence of Dr. E. J. Setz.
Mr. Jas. W. Malloy, wife and daughter, have returned from the New Orleans Exposition and are stopping at the Kennesaw House.
Mr. Nesbit and family of Savannah arrived in the city Sunday morning, and will spend the summer at "Oakton," the summer villa of Mr. J. J. Wilder.
Marietta has certainly enjoyed a real estate boom for the past year, as the large number of nice, new, freshly painted cottages that are looming upon every vacant piece of ground shows.
George and Paul Alexander, sons of Col. P. W. Alexander, received a fine pair of goats and a wagon by express last Friday morning, a present from Capt. George C. Brown, of Macon.
Nine passenger trains a day actually pass Marietta inside of twelve hours. Trains run so close together between Marietta and Atlanta that is almost as good as a system of street cars.
It is regretted that neither of our fire companies could attend the Augusta tournament, and we suggest that the Hook and Ladder Company have a parade and contest this summer and invite two or three companies from over the State to participate.
Marietta seems to be the pride of the Western and Atlanta Railroad. In a recent folder issued by the passenger department Marietta was nicknamed "The Gem City." Mr. James M. Brown, the general passenger has been very liberal to our people in giving very cheap excursion rates to picnic parties, baseball games, conventions, etc.
Editor's Note: Marietta Moments is a new weekly feature to mark the city of Marietta's 175th anniversary. It is compiled by Audrey Griffies.