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NEWNAN, GA„ FRIDAY. APRIL 21. 1905.
NtWtfAN m GREENEVILLE
ROAD A CERTAINTY
RAIL-1 i ' g the death of the father, Thorn- THREE VISITS MADE BY REV. W. J.
A through short, line from Co
lumbus to Atlanta and from Co
lumbus to Chattanooga by the
Contral railroad is a matter of a
few months, according to a dis
patch from Savannah.
The Greeneville line will be ex
tended ftom Greeneville to New-
nan, the road shortened and the
gaagc broadened, and thence to
Atlanta over the Atlanta and
West Point. This will mean a
saving in distance of from io to
Following is the dispatch from
Savannah, Ga., April 15.—It is
definitely announced here that the
Central railroad has decided to ex-
tend its Columbus and Greene-
viile line from Greeneville, in
Meriwether county, to Newnan, in
Coweta county; a distance
about 18 miles.
This extension will be accom
panied by a broadening of the
guage on the old road and will
thus give the Central a short line
to Atlanta, through its connec
tions with the Atlanta and West
Point railway at Newnan, and di
rect connection with Chattanooga,
through Cedartown and Rome.
The advantage this short exten
sion will give the Central is ap
parent in a glance at a railroad
map of the state. The distance
between Atlanta and Columbus by
this route is only 107 miles, as
against the southern railway mile
age of 127 via McDonough and
Griffin, and it7 miles by way of
the Fort Valley line to William
The Central’s present line from
Columbus to Greeneville, 50 miles
in length, is a narrow gauge. This
will be widened and made a broad
gauge for the entire distance
Heavy grades will be avoided and
about 5 miles saved in the con
struction of the new roadbed.
Tne extension from Greeneville
to Newnan will be 18 miles. From
Newnan to Atlanta on the Atlanta
and West Point the distance is 39
miles, making the total length of
the Central’s short line from At
lanta to Columbus 107 miles.
The Central is a part owner of
the Atlanta and West Point road,
and it is understood that it is the
purpose of the Central’s manage
ment to operate through trains be
tween Atlanta and Columbus on
this short line.
With this new improvement the
Central covers with a network of
lines all of western Georgia. The
new extension will not only enable
it to make the best schedule time
between Atlanta and Columbus,
but also between Chattanooga and
Columbus, and from thence its
lines extending to Americus and
Albany cover southwest Georgia,
and its line from Columbus to
Troy and Andalusia covers a large
part of eastern and southern Ala
The new extension will be of
particular benefit in developing
the valuable lands in Harris, Meri
wether and Coweta counties, and
in bringing that section into closer
touch with Atlanta.
A surveying party is now at
work mapping out the route for
this road. The surveyors started
their work at Greeneville and are
reported to be within a few mites
of Newnan at this time.
as E. Gorman, in Opelika, Ala.
Funeral services of Roscoe Gor
man were conducted at the resi
dence, on Pine street, yesterday
morning at 10 o’clock. Revs. J. F.
Purser and Charles O. Jones offi
ciating. The body was taken to
the depot, escorted by Central
Lodge No. 28, I. O. O. F., and the
Knights of Pythias. A delegation
of each escorted the body to New
nan, where the interment occurred.
Thomas E. Gorman, the father
of Roscoe Gorman, was 82 years
of age. On account of feeble health
he had retired from business sev
eral years ago.—Thursday's Con
Lust Monday morning it was my
PROF. H.8. BOWDEN WINS UNUSUAL
The trustees of Hamilton Col
lege have elected Prof. H. S. Bow-
den for a period of five years. If
he accepts,and The Gateway hopes
that he will, and the school con
tinues well he will graduate the
present, fourth grude in that
length of time. Pupils now ten
uiid twelve years old will get the
unusual privilege of receiving an
education under olio teacher.
With Prof. Bowden at the head of
Hamilton College for five years,
Bremen will be standing in the
front ranks on the educational
Prof. Bowden is a Coweta coun-
tiaii, u native of Turin, und his
friends down this way are much
gratified to learn of iiis splendid
success in the educational world.
LIEUTENANT WILLCOXON RETIRED
First Lieutenant Cleveland C.
VViilcoxon, of the Ninth United
States infantry, a well known
Georgian, who has for some years
made his home in Atlanta, has
just been placed upon the retired
list with three quarters pay anu
allowances as tne result of per
manent disabilities received in the
Lieutenant Willcoxon is at pres
ent in Atlanta with his wife, hav
ing left his regiment, which is
stationed at Plattsburg barracks,
some time ago. Prior to the war
with Spain, Lieutenant Willcoxon
was a major in the Fifth Georgia
infantry. When the war with
Spain began he was made a cap
tain in the Second Georgia volun
teers and was mustered out in No
vember, I898. In 1899 he was ap
pointed captain in the Twenty-
ninth United States volunteers,
which was recruited at Fort Mc
Pherson, and served as adjutant of
the regiment in the Philippines. It
was in the Philippines, it is said,
that he acquired the disabilities
which have necessitated his retire
ment from the army. When the
Twenty-ninth volunteers were
mustered out he was made first
lieutenant in the Ninth infantry,
regulars, and his last duty at
PlUtsburg barracks, New York,
was as battallion adjutant, Mr.
and Mrs. Willcoxon will reside in
privilege to he ut three gatherings
und to sec nil object of grout in
terest to mo.
First, the stockholders meeting
of tho Newnan cotton mills It
was well attended and the reports
of tho officers and directors were
satisfactory evidence of a success
ful year. Of course the aim of
‘he oompany is to make money.
However, in his report, the Presi
dent, Mr. R. D. Cole, Sr., said ho
had built a house for a kindergar
ten school und turned it over to
the company; and he, also, said
our school has about eighty pu
pils, taught by Mrs. White, a tine
teacher. This sohool is under the
control of the Board of Edacatiou,
but receives assistance from the
Board of Directors of the cotton
mills; and, he added, the people
working in the factory are good
people. Such items are not al
ways mentioned in such reports;
but, as the success of the two great
enterprises overwhioh he presides,
the U. D. Cole Mfg. Co, and tile
Newnan'Cotton Mills, give credit
to his mind, his concern for the
children of the poor is a credit ti
1 visited the kindergarten school
and heard the children sing. Miss
Margaret Peavy is organist. Miss
Bowen, the teacher, is a most,
worthy young lady; delights in
her work; her influence is a bless
ing to the little ones. The peb
ble in the streamlet has changed
the course of many a river. The
dew prop on the tiny plant has
warped tho giant oak forever. The
hou.-e is well urrunged. The free
kindergarten is an honor to the
j ladies of Newnan und to all who
help them with money and influ
ence. Miss Bowen teaches a night
I visited Mrs. White’s school
She is assisted by Miss Ethel Ar
nold. They have an interesting
set of children. It was a pleas
ure to talk to them and to pray
The new church is going up—
material on the spot—sand, lime,
blick and lumber—masons und
carpenters—with Eugene Askew
to direct. It is a choice location.
First it was to be called Eust
Newnan Methodist Church, bat it
will bo Lovejoy Memorial; and
moHt appropriately there will be u
memorial window in honor of bro
ther Walker G. Camp. The great
need for the church appeals to the
good people of Newnan, as well as
to the friends of the Master’s
cause everywhere for help to build
the house. W.J. Cotter.
stand between the e<> porntions
and the people These corpora
tions are supposed, and doubtless
do, exert lots of influence over the
appointive powers. They can at
least make it appear as if the ten
ure of an appointee’s office is de
pendent largely upon their will.
This is apt to have its effect. In
fact we believe lias had and is
having its effect. The corpora
tions ought to be shorn of that
power. There should not be even
a suspicion thut they exert in
fluence in the selection of the
commissioners. They should he
peculiarly the people’s officers—
selected by and for the people and
of the people. They ought there
fore to be elective.—Oglethorpe
W. GORMAN KILLED BY
DUST IN ATLANTA.
MORELAND TO HAVE NEW
MAKE THEM ELECTIVE
I.V. GORMAN 8 FATHER DEAO.
Just as the body of Roscoe Gor
man, the prominent young man
wbo was killed by being run over
by a bicycle a few nights ago, was
being lowered to the grave in New-
nan, yesterday, a telegram was
banded to John T. Gorman, the
brother of the deceased, announc-
About May 1st the H. W. Camp
Co. of Moreland will close a con
tract for the erection of a hand
some brick store house. It will
be erected during the summer and
will be 60x100 feet in size and two
The Camp Company now oc
cupies two wooden store houses,
and these will continue to be used.
The erection of a new building is
made necessary by expanding
business. When the new build
ing is completed this company
will have more floor space than is
used by many city merchants.
The matter of electing the rail
road commission of Georgia by the
people is being agitated to
extent. The Echo is strongly in
clined to favor the proposition.
We may be mistaken but it has
long appeared to us that some
thing should be done to impress
the fact upon this body that it is
the people they were, in the crea
tion of their office, intended to
serve and protect. Maybe to let
their election to or retention in
office be directly dependent upon
the people whom it was intended
they should serve would have
tendency to keep the members of
the commission reminded of their
duties. Furthermore it might
bring about a reversion of their
obligations; they might recognize
another elective or appointive
Seriously we believe that of all
the state’s officers the members of
the railroad commission should be
elected, by the people. As we un-
I derstand it their sole office is to
Ralph Brown spent Wednesday
L. E. Wood made a business
trip to Atlanta this week.
Hon. W. B. Orr, of Newnan.
spent Saturday in our town.
Gordon Wynn made a flying
trip to Newnan last Saturday.
Joe Estes, of Oakland, passed
through our town last Wednesday.
J. G, North, of Macon, visited
his parents last Saturday and Sun
I’inc Knot School closed last
Friday, with a picnic at Walker’s
Mrs. Marion Letcher left for her
home in Washington Sunday
Miss Helen Carpenter visited
friends here last Saturday and
Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Smith, of
Fairburn, are visiting the family
of T. A. Bridges.
The family of Mrs. Dora In
gram spent a pleasant day last Fri
day at Wynns’ pond.
The school is going to have an
Easter entertainment Friday af
ternoon at the school house.
Miss E'cia Glass has returned
to her home near Madras, much to
the regret of her many friends
Miss Verna Bridges, who is at
tending the Southern Female Col
lege, is at home for a few days.
Miss Mae Wood closed her school
at White Oak last Friday and has
returned home for the holidays.
Mrs. Newton Farmer returned
home Monday, after a two weeks
stay with relatives at Carrollton.
Capt. H. A. Worth returned
home last week, after a pleasant
visit with his son at Borden
Prof. J. B. Brookshire will
preach here fifth Sunday night of
this month. Hope all will come
out to hear him.
Mrs. Truman Butler, of Barnes-
ville, and sister, Miss Pollie Brid
ges, are spending a few days with
*° me their parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A.
Roscoe W. Gorman, supervisor
of the Travelers’ Insurance Co. for
Georgia and South Carolina, who
was run down by a negro boy on a
bicycle at Peachtree and Pine
streets Monday evening, died at
3:30 o’clock Tuesday morning at
the residence of Miss Sophie
Thornbury, where he was taken
unconscious after the accident.
Mr. Gorman sustained a fracture
of the skull and a contusion over
the right eve, the effects of which
Mr. Gorman had just left the car
at Peachtree and Pine streets on
his way home. This was 6:45
o'clock. He started around the
corner of the car toward Pine street,
his residence being at No. 327,
when he was knocked violently to
the sidewalk by a negro boy on a
bicycle. He was taken in an un
conscious condition into Miss
Thornbury’s residence, and Drs
McRae, Gilbert, Hancock and Cro
mer summoned. They worked on
him until the time he died, at 3:30
o’clock. l ie never regained con
Mr. Gorman, who was 38 years
old, came here a year ago from
Opelika, Ala. In a short time he
was made supervisor of agencies
for the Travelers’ Insurance Co,
for the states of Georgia and South
Carolina. While in Opelika he
was correspondent for this news
paper and for other papers in the
north and cast.
Mr. Gorman was a member of
Atlanta Lodge No. 20, Knights of
Pythias, Central Lodge of Odd
Fellows, Masons, and the Elks
lodges, and Xvas an usher at St
Besides his wife, Mr. Gorman is
survived by his father, Thomas I
Gorman, of Opelika, who is now so
seriously ill that the funeral could
not be held there, and by his
brother, John T. Gorman, ol Ope
lika; his sisters, Mrs. Reid, of Mo
bile, and Miss Effie Gorman, of
Opelika.—Tuesday’s Atlanta Jour
man. His heait was one of
golden affection, kindness
and gentleness for his fellow
men. Cheerfulness and happiness
permeated his whole being. All
knew him but to love hiru.
He is not dead, whose glorious
Lifts thine on high.
To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die’. ”
A letter received from Hon. P.
H. Brewster, of Atlanta, Is as fol
Enclosed find for
Ato.oo, which is a y ^bution by-
Judge R. T. DorseyuAtid myself to
Samuel Faver monument fund.
He joins me in expressing appreci
ation for the opportunity to sub
scribe to a fund, the purpose of
which is to commemorate the
name and life of one whose mis
sion was not to increase the bur
den borne by any heart, or throw
even a pebblo in the pathway of
any tiavellcr on life’s journey;
rather it was to bring a smile and
stay a tear. In his simple life he
never came in touch with the un
fortunate that his sympathy did
not go out to lift and help. He
was truly a good Samaritan, and
often hereafter, will the suffering
and distressed miss his genial
presence and his kindly hand.”
Tho fnnoral of Mr. Gorinnn occurred
hero Wednesday afternoon. It was
largely attended, and was in charge of
Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias
from Atlanta and looul lodges. Thu
floral tributes were numerous and
Mr. Gorman married Miss Birdie
Thompson, of this city, and was a brO'
tiler-in-law of Messrs. B. T. Thompson
and T. M. Goorlrum. He had many
friends here and his trugio death
deeply regretted by all.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC
The managers, of the First Bap
tist Sunday school have completed
all arrangements for their annual
picnic at Grant’s Park in Atlanta
on Saturday, April 29th. Train
will leave Newnan at 7:30 a. m.,
reaching the Park at 8:30. Re-
turnirig, will leave carshed at 6 p.
m., reaching Newnan at 7 p. m.
Baggage car will be furnished for
baskets and servants will al
lowed to accompany children.
Accommodations tor the largest
crowd that ever left Newnan on
an excursion and everything pos-1
sible lor their comfort will be pro
vided. Tickets on sale at Glenn
Carmichael's, T. L. Camp’s,Holt &
Cates, G. R Bradley’s, D. W.
Boone’s, Mrs. Lela Adams’, J. W.
Owens’, R. Hughes'.
COWETA COTTON OIL COMPANY
A meeting of eiookholders of the new
oil mill oompany was held in this city
Thursday afternoon and the name given
above was selected for tile oorjtoration
This meeting was held for the purpose
of appointing committees to select a site
for the mill, secure a charter, etc. The
oompany will' have a capital stock of
$40,000; the stockholders being some of
the leading business men of tills oi,ty and
county. It is proposed to manufacture
oil and cotton seed products, gilt and
store cotton and fertilizers aud manu
facture ice. Directors and officers of the
oompany will be elected as soon as a
charter is secured.
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TRIBUTE8 TO 8. L FAVER.
In sending his contribution for
the Faver Monument Fund, Hon,
John R. Wilkinson accompanied
it with this beautiful tribute to his
“Am proud of the privillege of
being permitted to contribute to
the fund with which to rear a last
ing shaft to preserve ever in
the minds of coming generations
the name of one most dear to all
who came in touch with him.
Samuel L. Faver was a lovable
J. G. Brook has moved into one
of the new houses.
Mrs Kate Walker was quite sick
forseveral days last week.
Miss Mandy Hudson visited at
Banning last Saturday and Sunday.
J E Pitman went to Atlanta last
week, and has gone to work in that
city. . ,
William Bryant, of Banning,
visited the family of his son, Hen
ry, last Sunday.
Old grandmother Stnithi
to sit up, aftei being in fehlc health .
A tew pf us met at Henry Reyn
olds’ last Sunday afternoon and.
spent an hour in singing. ‘
Mr and Mrs John Cannon are ex
pected to move back to Newnan
from Chattahoochee soon.
Mrs Ozella Hudson has returned
to her home in the country, after
spending a week in the city.
miss Ima McGehee, who hat
been confined to her room since
January, is beginning to get out
Mr and Mrs Will Mobley end Miss
Murphey Thompson visited rela
tives and friends at Hannir-^^nt
D P Lowry has moved with his
wife and two sons, from Hogans-
ville, and occupies the rooms re
cently vacated by the family of J.
G. Brook; <
We have been listening to some
of the most powerful sermons
ever heard, from Bro Porter. He
has taught us that it takes intense
interest and intense sacrifice to
please God. That, unless our
hearts are filled with sympathy for
the lost kround vs, and for the lost
all over the world, we can accom
plish very little in the way of sav
ing souls; but if the love pf Christ
is in our hearts, and we are truly
in sympathy with Him, then God
can use us in the salvation of many
souls. The love of Christ is the
love which all human hearts crave.
Our humble prayer is, that God
may fill each of our hearts with
such love right now. Let us get
this thought of personal love for ,
the Savior into our hearts, then
we can have influence over sinners.
Let us quit asking God to help us
in our work, but trust Him to use
us as instruments in His work.
Dear readers pray for us, that we
may loose sight of sell entirely,
and that the perfect will of God
may be done in us arid through us.