The McKinney Daily Gazette. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 239, Ed. 1 Friday, December 25, 1903 Page: 1 of 20
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Twenty Pag'es This Morning'. The Largest Daily Ever Issued in Mcftinney.
The flcKinney Daily Gazette.
VOL I'M E FIVE
McKINXHV, TI.XAS, CHRISTMAS, FRIDAY MORN IXC., DHCFMHMR 25, 1903.
McKinney, Queen City of BlacK Land Belt of Texas
. , been gradual, indicating sta- undor the sum. loo much
EKE ONE to ask ,. . . . Ar
. . jollity, and evcrv enterprise , praise cannot be given Mc-
t u vuitti t( k <1 ,U(nvjtl operation is coining Kinney's pushing and prac-
hini to a place wheic he Up t0 ^j10 anticipation!* of itsj tieal merchants. They ad-
could obtain all the ad van-, promoters. The town haw! vert ise their goods at bar-
tages of a large cit\, without I ,nij|8 ()j' t>very description and! gains and always sell as they
being attended b} the ils ol ! t'uetories of every kind to advertise.
the same, where one could iconvert the raw material fur- McKinnev has two of the
en ioy a quiet existence, with-' • , 1 1 ,1 ,• , ,• ,
J . . . , 1 nisnea i>\ the surrounding loading banking institutions
out being drawn into the! . • . ,. . , , ' 1 c ' . , , . , .
, couutrv, into the mushed pro- 01 the state, both doing a
busy whirl <>t conimeree, and ■ . v • , , , rm .
" . , , . , duct. Asa commercial (en- good business. 1 heir coin-
yet where ho could g.'ttheL Ar , , . , ,
J , 0 ... iter, Mckiiiuey is witiiout a bmed business aggregates
advantages in the same, it so .. , ,,, , ... ... ' 1,^l.
. ; parallel 111 north I exas, |something like Jp-ljOOO OOOau-
desircd, ho would not liesi-i , , 0- .. j ,,,, , .
About o.),0(10 hales ot cotton nuallv. these banks are on-
tate tor a single moment to I 1,11 1 > ^ "1 1 1 , • '
, are marketed here each sen— 'crated !>y accommodating
rcter such inquirer to the I it- ! , . , , 1
. . %r son, ana wheat, oats, corn parties whose interests are
tie citv of Mckinuev. in <• j , . • 1 1 -.wi •
- ." . land other hum products 111! identical with theireu*toincrs,
Situated, as it is, m the i- 1 ,• . ■ , , . ,,
' ' |in equal proportion. I he best and who always look to the
center 01 one of the richest i •! • ! i . • . ,
j prices are paid tor these ar- best int« rests ot each and ev-
counties on earth, being ,. . . 1 1 „ (] .. • >• • , , , • ,
. ^ I tides and here the tanner! ery individual doing business
built upon a firm financial I „u,:„ 1 1 •*,.
.. , ,. can obtain every article need- with them.
foundation, no one could ,r i-- , , ,
ed 111 bis business at the low- Mekinnev s schools and
1 oial circle, i f th
ol the i ouiitrv.
possibly make a mistake in
investing his monev here.
The growth of this city has accommodating
est prices and from the most j churches are her pride.
merchants ; the leading denominations are
represented, including the'achievemcnt in the educa-
Methodist, liaptist,Christian, tional line, is vet to come,
! Presbyterian, (Uimb-rland, | The Texas Presbyterian ITni-
j Kpiscoj .il, ( atholie «ind l'i' st versitv will soon be in proc ess
Church ot < hrisf, each « t of erection and whep furnish—
which has a place of worship, ed will be one of the giv t
son t; <•;' which are m ignili-!("ollcges of the Tnited States
'cm in de ign and architee-j Among the private institu-
ture. 1'he public schools ol(tions in our city Prof, F. <!.
the city ere composed of thejd ines, training school stands
^ centra I -elv )!, with an at- prominent. Here the young
|teiid<!nce of about TOO and j men and ladies arc prcparcil
thn e ward schools, each with'for College for life.
an 0ttondauee of about I-", McKinnev Itusiness < \>1 -
nia\ii.vg a total scholastic en- lege, under the management
rollment of something over of Prof. N. Ii. Shine, also
1000. I'lu se schools are occupies a, leading position.
jund>r th ' inauageinent ot an A more extended write up id'
jellieiciO corps of experienced these institutions will appear
'educators, whose eyes and in another column.
j hearts are ever open to the When we broach the sub-
|best interests ot those en— joet ol soeietv in McKiuney,
itrusted to their care, How- our pencil refuses to do our
|ever, McKitiney's greatest will, for here is where Mc-itages in every line.
Kinney reaches the Climax
| of her superiority. The
!young people of the citv, bc-
iiigliiglily ediicati d. w ii It 1111-
| surpasseil res,mrc intel-
lectual advancement, a re
prepared 10 move in the s< ■
• lie leading sociai el 1: • >f the
city, h s a inenii 1 rshi■ > of
soniething over one hundred
and the it her el nb s are
equa!Iy as impoi'ta 1 it in their
respective dep 111 in Mils.
We might write < :i and oil
about M.'Kinney and its
many advantages, t te., but
we inu-t desist. Sutlice it to
say that she stands wi'hout
a rival in all North C-xas for
her many and varie 1 ad van-
Collin. County, "Diamond Breast Pin on the Bosom of Texas."—Jud^e Pearson V
K A KOI I CREATION
1-, jf- 'round, where can we
find a prospect so inviting as
the one afforded by a retro-
spect of the broad expanse
of beautiful prairie hills and
ion in 1840. It takes its
name from one of the pio-
neer settlers, Collin McKiu-
ney , a great man} of whose
descendants still live within
the county limits.
Tnis is distinctively an
the various states of the un-
ion, consisting of old-time
Southern gentlemen from
school education been pro-1 road within its borders, ere- j Mitchell lias been in Aft*Kin-
vided for, but higher educa-lating communication withIney for the past six years,
tion has become one of the Ithe outside world and 11 uin-J the latter three of which ho
Virginia and the South, greatest factors. One of the erous cities and towns lo-' has been in business for him-
whose every home is a pal- greatest colleges in the Unit- cated 011 these railroads, [self. He is a wood workman
ace, and where hospitality is.ed States, the Texas Presby- J where the husbandman can I of superior abi''ty and a rar-
always dispensed with a la- terian 1 niversitv, has just exchange the product of hisjriage manufacturer and *rer
vales of the grand old county j agricultural* region/yet tliew visli hand, and from tlaej b.cn' located at McKinney, j industry ^'or they necessities i piiirer of merit, but where
of Collin. Situated in the [are varied industries carried 'sturdy yomaniy ofthe North- the county seat, where the1 and luxuries of life. I Mr. Mitchell docs his most
em and Middle States, whose [youth 01 our country can ob- Considering all this, fortu-j artistic work is in the horse
push and energy always in- fain the wvy best of univer-, nate, indeed, is the man who shoeing line. This is made a
black land belt, she stands cn. The manufacture of
the peer of all the agi icultu-' the raw material produced is
ral "ounties of Texas, and,
indeed, of all the world.
The ehmatic conditions are
such a to render the soil
fast growing, until at 110
distant date it may be said
that our county is entirely
self-sustaining, in every
<roductive of every variety J sense. The sales from farm
of grain, cotton and fruits, j products now far exceed the
Fortunate, indeed, was the | amount of manufactured ar-
pioneer who, when Texas'tides brought in.
was thrown open for liabita- j The soil of Collin county
tion, levied upon his one | is of the black waxy vaiiety
hundred and sixty acres easily cultivated and produc-
within the bounds of this,tive. The price of those
fertile country. [lands, while considered by
Collin is among the olderisomo to be very high, yet
counties in Texas, having is very cheap when produc-
been settled in IS42 and or- tiveness is considered.
stills new life into everything
they touch. From a combi
nation of these two elements tion can
has sprung a population, | the following table:
which has inherited all the
good characteristics of each
and upon whom can be de
pended the future welfare of «£>• i'roj*xty.
The religious and eduea-
tional tone of the people of|V^^lm(to0
Collin county is very marked.
All the leading denomina-
tions have houses of woiship
in every community and dis-
trict schools are located on
owns a tract of land in this,1 specialty and when he finish-
The seeker after informa-jthe garden spot of the earth,
obtain data from I where all he has to do is tic-
kle the bosom of old mother
earth and with a smile she
yields an abundant harvest
1 Ai'I'ph nt land
rM\s \ Mule-
.larks ,V JvUDt'tN
r '® 1
KllgitU's\* ho lb 1 <
T« tnl Taxable V'ahio
T« tal Stall' Tax
1 i( -
es shoeing an animal it is
done with the greatest per-
fection of the farrier's art.
Mr. Mitchell is prompt in
his attention to business, al-
,of corn, wheat, cotton, oats ways doing the square thing
and every variety of fruit in by his patrons His rates
j return. I are reasonable, being govern-
ed by the price of material
IS AN ARTIST. i . .
and kind ot work done.
Q. W. Mitchell, The Blacksmith! You will make no mistake
On West Louisiana Street. in patronizing Mr. Mitchell
'when you are in tic
Kvi-aivnonv Knows C*. W. thinjg in his lint
gani/ed soon after the ad-; The population of this j every neighboring bill top.
mission of Texas to the In- county has been drawn from j Not only lias the common .eral hundred miles of rail-: West Louisiana street.
BtsUlo* all those a.lvun-! MitchoU, the blacksinith,
tages Collin county lias -^v-1 whose shop is located on
■ • — — —
a gaia day
Mr. for ali mankind.
MITH BROS. & CO., McKinney's oldest druggists sends Christmas greetings and New Years' best
fgj) wishes. This has been the most prosperous year in our business career in McKinney of 2 3 years'
duration, thanks to an intelligent and appreciative buying public. Our home, our every interest, has
been with the people of this county and city, and our desire and aim has ever been to give the people the
best, purest and freshest drugs, which we have ever done, and the people have reciprocated by giving us
their patronage from year to year. We heartily thank you, and wish for you a most merry Christmas,
a happy, contented, New Year, 1Q04.
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The McKinney Daily Gazette. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 239, Ed. 1 Friday, December 25, 1903, newspaper, December 25, 1903; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191371/m1/1/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.