NEWNAN, GA., FRIDAY. MARCH 17. 1905.
NEW RAILROAD TO RUN THROUGH
Elsewhere in this number of the
News will be found a copy of peti
tion for charter of a new railroad,
which will probably run through
Coweta County. Last Sunday’s
Atlanta Constitution discussed the
building of this proposed road at
MINI8TtRS WERE ENTERTAINED
On Thursday ot last week, Mr.
and Mrs. B. T. Thompson enter
tained the preachers of Newnan at
an elegant dinner. Sixteen preach
ers reside in the city—all were in
vited and twelve were present—
Drs. James Stacy ard Q-. A. Nun-
nally, Revs. J. R. King, J. S.
some length, a part of the Consti-; Hardaway, C. O N. Martindale,
tutions article being as follows
Atlanta is to have a new rail
It is the Atlanta, Birmingham
and Atlantic Railroad Company,
which will extend from Atlanta to
Birmingham and from Atlanta to
the Atlantic coast.
The new road is to be an exten
sion of the present Atlantic and
Birmingham, a railroad which ex
tends from Brunswick to Monte
zuma, with branch roads to Fitz
gerald and Thomasville. The ex
tension will be from Montezuma to
Birmingham, a distance of 241
miles, and the Atlanta connection
will be from this city to a point
near the Alabama line, a distance
of about 80 miles.
This means principally four
things. The first is that Atlanta
is to have a new railroad. Second
that Atlanta is to have an inde
pendent line to the Atlantic coast;
third that Atlanta is to have a new
connection with Birmingham, and
fourth that Birmingham is to have
a new short line to the Atlantic
The money for the new road is
being supplied by H. M. Atkinson,
Captain W. G. Raoul and S. M.
Inmau, of Atlanta; Gordon Abbott
.and T. Jefferson Coolidge, of Bos
ton; Percy R. Payne,of New York,
and George Dole Wadley, of Way-
The new railroad is one of the
long desired achievements of H.
M. Atkinson. About one year
ago he consolidated the Atlantic
and Birmingham with the Bruns
wick and Birmingham under the
name of the former, and ever since
has desired not only to extend his
roa4 to the Alabama city, but to
bring to Atlanta.
He has now completed his plan
and the results are expected to be
of considerable benefit to this city.
It is understood that Captain
W. G. Raoul is to be the president
ot the new road, the Atlanta,
Birmingham and Atlantic. H. M.
Atkinson is already president of
the construction company that
will have in charge the building of
the new road. It is known as the
Atlantic and Birmingham Con
struction Company, and has a
capital stock of $3,000,000.—Sun
day’s Atlanta Constitution.
Dr. C. T. Smith, the Newnan
veterinarian, was practicing in our
midst this week. The Doctor’s
circumferential corporeality lays
Tom Carpenter in the shade and
challenges the abdominal immen
sity of our clever superior court
stenographer. In short, we have
seen ’em higher, but the Dr. has
’em skinned for widtlj, Fat folks
are not usually sensitive, but to
avoid all risk in the matter, we
take the present opportunity of
saying positively that no ridiculous
intention is aimed at the unsym-
metrical anatomy of our esteemed
Wood dealer Goodwin and sew
ing machine dealer Mangum, of
your city, spent the night in our
realm last week.
Black grate euamel for sale at Reese's
W. J. Cotter, F. G. Hughes, S. R.
C. Adams, J. B. S. Davis, V. A.
Ham, W. H. Meacham and T. W.
Hammond. The preachers great
ly enjoyed the occasion and it was
a great pleasure for this hospitable
family to entertain them.
More than two years ago the
ministers were at dinner at this
same hotjK., and there was a feel
ing of sadness at this last meeting
when the names of Drs. .f. H. Hall
and W. F. Cook were mentioned.
Both have since gone to their re
ward. At that meeting the sub
ject of the Ministerial Association
was considered and soon after it
was organized. Dr. Hall was
elected Chairman, W. J. Cotter
Vice Chairman and C. O’N. Mar
tindale Secretary. After Dr.
Hall’s death, W. J. Cotter was
made Chairman and Dr. Nunnally
Vice Chairman. Now Dr. Stacy
is Chairman, W. J. Cotter Vico
Chairman and J. S. Hardaway
Secretary. The Association in
creases in interest. At the last
meeting the subject of the influ
ence of lodges and clubs over
church members was discussed.
All agreed that there might be
good in Masonry, etc., but church
members should not neglect
church duties for anything else. It
was unanimously agreed that clubs
are no help to piety. Playing
cards for prizes is betting; and is
the kindergarten of gambling.
Returning to the enjoyable oc
casion of the dinner at Mr. and
Mrs. Thompson’s: At the close,
Dr. Stacy read the 135th Psalm
and led in prayer, and all present
realized how good and how pleas
ant it is for brethren to dwell to
gether m unity.
The ministers meet again on
Monday after the first Sunday, at
9:30 o’clock, a. m., and would be
glad to have ministers in the coun
ty and visiting ministers attend
the meeting. W. J. Cotter.
ALLAMS SENTENCED TO BE
The case of the State vs. F. M A.I- 1
lame, charged with the murder of his
wife, occupied two days iu Superior
Court this week. It waa taken up Wed
nesday morning and Judge Freeman
oharged the jury about, four o'clock
Thursday afternoon. After being out
about two hoars, the jury returned a
verdict of guilty, without recommenda
tion , at 7:10 o’olook Thursday evening.
Judge Freemau then sentenced Allams
to be hanged on April 28th, between the
hoars of 10and 4 o'olopk.
In trial of this oaae, Solicitor General
Terrell waa assisted by Attorney W. L.
Stallings. The court appointed Attor
neys L, M. Farmer, R. Q. Jones, Robert
Orr, J. L. .Tones and W. H. Daniel to
defend Allams. A large number of
witnesses were examined, bnt little of
the sensational developed iu the testi
mony. Allams’ attorneys attempted to
prove that, he is insane, but failed to
convince the jury. The murderer acted
mueh like an insaue man daring the
trial, but the couoensus of opinion is
that he was doing some olever sham
Allams did not seem to be startled by
the jury’s verdict, and when Jndgo
Freeman gave him the opportunity (be
fore passing sentence) to make a state
ment, Allams spoke for several minutes
in a wandering manner, saying he had
no recollection of shooting his wife and
did not know what lie was doing at that
time. He asked his lawyers to seoure a
new trial for him and said he wanted
his case to go before the Supreme Court.
The jury that convicted Allams was
composed of the following citizens: J B
Hens lee, Foreman; O E Ragland, J R
Thurman, II A Camp, J T Addy, E M
Grimes, G I Wilsou, L M Wiggins, C A
Wiggins, J H Hyde, JW Owens, J 8
Reporters for Tfte News Will
be Handsomely Reward
ed for Their Efforts.
Marion Martin has accepted a
position with the Central Railroad
and left town last Wednesday.
Mrs. Henry Lirely and little
daughter, from Norcross, are visit
ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
Miss Mary Hunter, who has
been quite sick with tonsilitis, is
now able to be out.
Rev. C. O’N. Martindale filled
his regular appointment here Sun
day. Services both morning and
Misses Love and Helen Carpen
ter, of near Newnan, and Jennie
Camp, of Moreland, are visiting
Mrs. Fred Hunter.
Paul Dominick, of Height,
visited here Tuesday.
Mr. Norris was here on busi
ness, from Hampton, Monday and
Mrs. Abe Young, from near
Newnan, spent last Thursday with
her sister, Mrs. Maggie Gay.
The News values its country cor
respondents very highly and is al
ways ready and willing to assist
them in their work and to extend
to them etfery possible courtesy
and favor; and as a further evi
dence of the value the News places
on the work of its correspondents,
they are to be given the opportuni
ty to win some valuable prizes.
These prizes will be given sole
ly as a reward of merit for news
gathering and will go to those cor
respondents who cover their fields
in the most thorough manner be
tween April 1st, 1905, and Dec.
31st, 1905. Fine writing will not
count in this contest. The relative
size of the towns, villages and
communities represented will be
considered, and the correspondents
furnishing the most regular and
most faithful service and sending
in the largest amount of real news
[in proportion to the size of their
fields] will receive the rewards.
Awards will be made by a commit
tee of three competent and disin
terested citizens, unacquainted
with the names of any correspond
The first prize awarded in this
contest will be a handsome gold
watch, ladies’ or gentleman’s size,
worth $25. The second prize is a
set of Shakespeare’s Works, in 8
volumes, valued at $12. The third
prize is a Webster’s Unabridged
Dictionary, in full sheep binding,
valued at $5.
These valuable prizes are worth
striving for and the News antici
pates a lively contest for them.
Prospective correspondents will
have until April 1st to enter the
The marriage of Miss Dora
Katherine Bohanan and Dr. Har
mon Jonathan Kolb was solemn
ized last Wednesday afternoon at
five o'clock at the country home
of the bride’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. Bohanan.
The house wore a festive air for
this occasion, its walls thickly
covered with bamboo, and a com
bination of palms and ferns bank
ing the mantels and cabinets.
Against the green, vases of beauti
ful flowers showed effectively. In
the drawing room the ceremony
was performed, and there an altar
of palms was arranged in the door
way. Pink shaded lamps were
used, and the effect was beautiful.
The coming of the bridal party
was anticipated by the notes of
Mendelssohn’s wedding march,
which were struck by Miss Ethel
Beam, of Atlanta, who continued
a soft refrain during, the cere
Dr. Kolb and his best man, Mr.
Roy Bohanan, entered first, fol
lowed by the bride, with her sis
ter, Miss Jessie Bohanan, as maid
of honor. Rev. J. R. King, pastor
of the Methodist church, was the
The bride in her wedding gown
of white silk and lace was very
graceful and handsome. She car
ried a bouquet of bride’s roses.
Miss Jessie Bohanan was dainty
in a gown of pink silk mull, simp
ly but prettily fashioned, and she
carried an armful of pink carna
During the reception that fol
lowed the ceremony, hot chocolate,
cakes and a salad course were
served. Misses Bessie and Alma
Kirby served the chocolate.
Dr. and Mrs. Kolb left the fol
lowing day tor Probo, Ark., where
they will make their home. The
bride's traveling gown was of
brown voile with hat to match.
Only the most intimate triends
and relatives of the young couple
were present at the ceremony. It
was an ideal home wedding.
The bride is deeply beloved by
all who know her, and was sur
rounded by an atmosphere ot good
will and happiness on her wedding
Dr. Kolb, too, has the highest
admiration of a great many friends.
In business he has been unusually
successful and possesses the quali
ties that assure popularity socially.
TANCRED COMMANDER* OFFICIALLY
The Sir Knights c* Tancred
Commandery, Knights Templar,
enjoyed a delightful conclave Fri
The occasion was the annual
visitation to the commandery by the
grand commander, who was rep
resented by Eminent Sir Jno. R.
Dickey, of Atlanta, grand captain
general, who was accompanied by
Eminent Sir J. C. Greenfield,
grand standard bearer, also of
The Illustrious Order of the Red
Cross was conferred in the after
noon, and an appetizing luncheon
of oysters and birds was served at
seven, after which the comman
dery was opened in long form, the
lines were inspected by the visit
ing grand officers, and Eminent
Sir P. T, McCutchen conferred
upon companion J. F. Reynolds
the Valiant and Magnanimous
Order ot the Temple.
After the work the Sir Knights
and their visiting fraters smoked
Salbide’s “Tancred Special Cigars"
and indulged in knightly remarks
until a late hour.
Owing to business engagements
many of the prominent memflers
were prevented from attending,
bur withal the occasion proved a
most pleasant one.
Tancred Commandery has ex
perienced a year of unusual growth,
receiving at this conclave
twelve applications for the orders
of knighthood. These applica
tions will pass the ballot on the
second Friday night in April,when
the order of the Red Cross will be
UNIFORM RANK K. OF P. ELECTED
The best compliment you can
pay to a woman is to eat at her
table like you were halt-starved.
The man who mourns today
about the losses of yesterday is ac-j wi n be added before that date to
cumulating nothing for tomorrow, 1 the News’ large list of reporters,
The postoffice in this
known as Paris has been
tinued. Patrons of this postoffiee
are required to notify the post
master in Newnan, in writing, as
to the disposition they wish to
have made of their mail. The
Paris mail can go out by star route
carrier and patrons should notify
Newnan postmaster if they wish
to receive it in that wav.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOTICE
At the court house next Sab
bath at 11 a. m. Rev. C. O’N. Mar
tindale will preach on “Christ’s
Attitude Toward Sin,” and at 7:30
p. m. the subject will be
“Drinking and Gambling and the
Outcome.” A cordial invitation to
everybody, especially men.
Newnan Company Uniform Rank
Knights of Pylhius held their annual
oh'otion of officers lust evening, and tho
inspection of the company and installa
tion of officers will ooour Monday evan-
ing at 8 o’clock in Masonio Hull.
The following officers were oleoted:
W. P. Gearreld, Captain; O. B. Glover,
First Lieutenant; John D. Favor, Sec
ond Lieutenant; W. V. Horoggin, Troaa-
urer; Fred McSwain, Recorder.
Appropriate addresses were made by
Captain W. A. Turner, Past Grand
Chancellor T. M. Goodrum, Captain
Gearreld, Lieutenants Glover and
Paver, and others.
Quito a number of Knights Loyal
obeyed the oall with their presence in
uniform, and the occasion was one of
much enthusiasm toward rejuvenation
and reorganization of the company.
Pythiauism in Newnan is of an ex
alted character. Oakland lodge stands
county ' amon K tiie largest and most efficient iu
discon- • ^ tate > aml lfc f? 00H without saying
that the uniform rank, under the new
officers, will become at once profloiont
and prominent. It is a body of sturdy
men, and all that is necessary to put it
lo the very front in the grand domain
of military Pythiauism is the enthusi
asm and encouragement and efficient
service the new officers are certain to
The Knights Loyal are expected out in
full force and uniform Monday nigfit,
and it will be a delight to all Pythians
to observe the .happy course the oause
His many friends here will regret to
learn that Mr. L. B. Mann has been
quite sick at his home in Newnau.—Se-
. Mr. William Newsome, of Atlanta, is
contest, and doubtless other names j 8pending a £ew day8 in the city .
Fresh supply motli balls at Holt &
We learned yesterday that a nice brick
building will be erected in Turin at once
for the new bank. It will bo ereoted on
tfie lot near the railroad where the old
wooden store house now stands. Oar
Turin friends are to be commended for
their public enterprise and we wish them
rnuoli success.—Senoia Enterprise-Ga
W. B. Cotter, a well known citizen of
La Grange, is in Newnan representing
tiie Mutual Life Insurance Company of
Georgia. If you want the best and
cheapest insurance, let him explain the
Georgia Mutual’s plans to you.
Dr. G. A. Nunnally is in Atlanta,*