Burrow Carroll Free Press, Carrollton, GA 21 Feb 1890
The city of Hawkinsvillc after slumbering slumbering over her interests and having thousands of dollars worth of property destroyed by several destructive conflagrations, conflagrations, has now one of the best drilled drilled aud equipped volunteer flre departments departments in the state. Their engine house is a model of architectural beauty, and their steamer is of the most modern and improved pattern of fire engines. Altogether the outlook is bright for the future-of tliis growing city. With the public spirited enterprise of her citizens, ever watchful for an opportunity to advance advance the interests of their town, we predict that within the next decade she will double her population, and that her manufacturing interest will be enlarged aud increased until the busy bum of industry industry is heard throughout all parts of the city. We missed lunnvfmuilar faces that used used to greet'us in years past. Among them that golden hearted gentleman, Major J. H. Pate, who met a tragic death in a railroad horror on the S. F. & W. It. B. last year. AVe also missed the benign countenances of General O. C. Home,' C. M. Boznman, M. D. AVilcox, J. U. Dyches, John Burrows, J. C. McCommick, Dr. Gus Taylor and the smiling features-of our beloved friend S. B. Lawson, and a number of others who hare psssed ''beyond ''beyond the reach, of the ravages of time or chance or change." AVe had but a short time to spend in this pleasant town but we will ever remember remember with pleasure tlie great hearted hospitality that we received, and going further back we remember with love and gratitude, tlie kindness shown us when we went there a boy ^ and a stranger. stranger. Long may they flourish, and long tuny the t-itj" of Hawkinsville, the pride of her people,be tlie leader of her section in morals aud manufactures, railroad?, and religion. J. S. T.