The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 2, 1884 Page: 1 of 4
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OMRIN ROBKKTMOM, Kdltor a Prop'r, I
CM.NTON THOMPSON. • PublUtwr.
VOL. 1, NO. 85.
ITKWt OF IKTKHKOT.
Corpus Christi is shortly to,
vote for prohibition.
The prisoners in tin* Fort
Worth calaboose escaped a few
Many Southern women are
earning their livinu netting
Mm or Penn is gathering the*
crowds at Hallvllle, in his gos-
Ten freight ears were wreek-
lid at Woodlawn, near Long-
view, last week.
W. N. NTIICKLAXI,
0| |M it« Put 01m,
MtKINNEY. TEXAS, THURSDAY, OCT. 2, 1884.
THK 11.1 VOl' SPOOK.
or aud it*
were iu violate.
Chant |U on Knuke SI or).
HIS OH.IKCT TO *>KK THAT THK
wuonos uk hi FKKKKI1 in TIIK HTOBY OK HIS It AUKTAOg,
THKHonv ahk AVKMOKO— WITH ALL THK INtUOKKTS
HlsHOUY WILI.HIV- COffPTBTTKU TIIKIIKWITH,
fku aoatn iv
Jill Is TAKJSN.
Houston. Sept. 20—The gliosc,
after a night * rest, appeared
again last night in his wierd
garb, t«> frighten the souls of,
liis victim*, hut this time in an
entirely different locality, ilis
William Henry wns drowned chauge of location is accounted
iu Lake Fork *
OH the Hull. ..
in his old haunts. Ills ghost-
i purity ncictH'ivwK,
us I believe, in the sight of
A FAIVAT1 BFMTf.E TO WIIj- Uod, aud can uot be made to!two stoimfs ok womdehht.
appear otherwise by the wick- kxcoi'xtkks with
ed devise of men. It luroiuiht 1 kki'TII.ms.
to me u coiupauionship which '
has beeu tuy chief happiness i An articto j„ t|„, Katouton, i
from boyhood s years to this .. p;,,...* .... ... ..
hour, and has crowned me wtih ' ya • J *> *' Ah 1 aP<
whatever of success I have at-
tained iu life. My eldest child,
a son, was born iu his grand-
mother's house ou the lStu day
of June, lbM, iu the city of Au-
gusta. Me., aud died iu her
arms three vears later
ashes repose in the cemetery
his native city, beneath a s
which recorded his name
Msklmr A Human I'sce.
THOMAS rol/r's TIIIUi'KKN YKAItS
OK Ktl'KKIKNi'k I n
OKU TIIK sit
then to tell you that l>eats nny
Indian scalp (lance you ever
saw. or nny sun dance ever eu
joyed by the Hrilles or Chey-
enne*. It is one of
1 A YEAR.
KX PL A INK!) at
IIK AI'FKALH AOAINM1 I'XSFKAK
AllLK OUTBAUKS TO TIIK NO-
NLK MANHOOD AND VOBT.K
tuk M' ST HOKKIItl.K
III 1871 Thomas Colt, then 1* affair# 1 ever hoard of in all my
•las. H. Darsey and Mr. D. F.1 years old. was taken to Hellevu yaried and adventurous life. 1
Morrison were on their way to hospital, suffering from a dis have been among the most
the Captaiu's ferry this morn ease which had destroyed his '''"oil thirsty and unprincipled
lag, tiiey noticed that the wire- nose and lips mid begun to af- civilised and uncivil-
irras> wns somewhat beaten or feet his eves. He was taken in l2ed, but never before did I en
A Lass* Lev Advocate Is Convert-
ed by s Trip Through the
A THANSFKK OF thk school
FI nd in THK CASK OF itin-
KKANTS UKFI SKD.
Bknhiu ok, Texas, 1
Sept. 5W, 1884. (
Kditou Oazktik; I liave
try wns drowned enuuge >1 iucmion ih to u «u n Y . ^ , lu __ wlucli recorded ins nil
, near Quitman, William W alter Phelps ^ lil,,itM t,f hi* imu,r
11 ft?!.ST. . r nl1" 1.1? takes the responsibility of giV- That stone, which had <
kiHed'at (imnesvill'IT bv'Vrof ov^'j'stod a geuflemun in jjjj J ^dlln^H-d tl^'hin^m^rlv '11118 l>oen lw,Ml,tVv defaced l>> hundred yards, to their utter ease had been cheeked the pro
killed, at UainesuUe, by Prof. thw vicinity of the Santa Fe de J;^s ago : ' brutal and sacrilfgeous hands.'
itMiUMibilitv of fffv-1 1MUl iou«, wuieu iiau stood for 'J 1,1 l,,,rsu'* °' After
biic the VoltowinK,an entire ueneration.1 fallowing the trail for several' After the course of the dis
has been reeenilj
Newlnml, ,1k- IMh. ' ] w u'n(V" n Wght^T Uiu,"t£i.1 ,w° f>>' , . „ | WdSdffi? CM w™,U'u "''tri;- tWy ..f h..il,1ii,K «p vim )«*
A «.«pl« of Illinois oaplta- L l.u« ..... ,.•« fully rucovoml. l-n"y 1 ku«w ,Yuu 1 .houl'd en-! ^ ,lw •> '-ultlUK about
lists are doing Waco this week, A few moments later heap- uf th,. ml.'n.V! counter many forms of calum ^ the seasou. They tackled' the orifice where the nose
having in view the location of a peared at WayouCity ice facU)- Mr1/""' tl ,. t tlil*«"« ti tin ti« tiM « v and personal defamation, him with a light wood knot or should be. The hand was held
colony of Illinois tanners. jy\ which was running lull jnveuted and wide circulation but I confess that I did not ex-j two, when the snake conunenc in place by bandages and pins
Ur Daily of blast, and cleared out the insti- * . i._ •. .. «..!
8urgicnl operation know
trneheotouiy aud reuiove(
teriueion seed from the
use to you 1 will give it; aud rampant lease law man aud re-
you may depeud it is su, for I ,un*,Hl a weak and humble free-
Joe never lies " Jgrassite When we started we
exp«et«Hl to b* able to buy an
rm. sick kn i no shirt. inproved place very cheap, but
• 1 lie way lite yarn runs is u lint was our surprise when we
this, About three years ago a got out fr«uii home a short dis-
man calling himself Joe W. tul,n',l,,cl began trying to buy
Uomlrtclmsoo th^ ,*V h?1,B "T "l"■
yes, I d sell my laud in a 111111-
At Hempstead, recently, B. [ special police was sent out
V. Legraud, of the Santa Fe, j capture his gliostship, but
------ >uld b
was married to Miss Dixie j trace of him could \>e found
Clarke, sister of the editor of; Later he accosted an old negr<
the Two Republics, City of, on the other side of the bayou ,
Mexico. i to whom he said ho was the i . Iu^
of old umu MUmu. ?lmPk> ',1lr7' „ „
is concealed 111 this endless tis-
sue of falsehood. You can im-
;;!! niroVfoi'l.is uVoiiey, ami' tlim'w | Uow, iuexprMsiynly j«in
,,i I had conn' hack to avot.jz.' l.in lul .. iiHtrtl bo _ to dtM tii-h otto h
domestic life in the press, al
though I think with you that,
Nora, daughter of Richard slMr,t
Alien, a prominent negro poli- l\ "c^ro wlio was iiuir-
tician, ofllouston, was refused ll?.l> ah,,ut three years
admission to the ladies' car ou
the Sunset route. Hichnrd
threatens to sue the company, i, , , , . . . ,
1 J those who na<l been tried and
Recently, according to the < punished were implicated, and
Hempstead Courier, J. i I. Farr. | th at he would catch up with
a well - -- --
place, • !
well known editor of that j tliem. The negro has not yet
"hot and wounded John reco\civd fr«.m his fright sulfi-1 ,,,eul
und«'r the circumstances. 1, ,
could count upon thegenerositv •
of the pw.pl.- to iiwtlfy a ..tat.':- :V ,.
- J "But where is your home f'
pect to be called to deleiul the j ed hissing and rattling, and ae- ter of paris until the linger had roU"ty, which was aud is a wild U|,. if times were like they used
mime ot a l>elo\ed and honored i tuaHy raised itsclt' uj* to the grown fast to the forehead *md sparsely settled pait of the to be. Then you could sell out
wile, wlio is a height of at hmsf six feet and and cheeks of the patient. In 8tttlt'- He had a few cattle aud ami settle on another niece of
little oliild sprang at them, jumping about the meantime the mouth was ««' * « money, and began open ^ mon* V'oriK raI-
desecrated • its own length. They had to covered by the hand, and a nil up a small ranch. He said tions and syndicates kave con-
wife was dead, and that trol of the land. If I sell this
advantages otter place I must bny land of spec-
uud stockmen iu 1 ulntors or cori orntions, for the
eluded to couie -S4'hool bind Is in such a shape
u * i I can't get at it."
■ ' 1 ' 7nr 1,1 1 that the
tinued his standing posture, ger to the face was completed K|r,s 11,1,1 tney could build I >r j h, Ih o1 lands were open to sale
making several more leap:- to- and circulation established, the hiiusoll a hoiue aud competed j to actual settlers. 1 here 1 was
wards his adversaries, ma'cing linger was amjiutated near the ' "'f story was listened to 'net with the assertion that no
a taint noise somewhat like the knuckle, leaving two and ti half l|,u' k^hmnl until another man V !V'11
bellowing of an alligator. They joints attached to the face. The ,lolu '"diana arrived who threw t|„,y ur,. This was repeated to
finally, after tiring «tu ie ten operation so far had required out son"' suspicious ivmnrks witu variations until I g( t
to noble manhood aud
womanhood of America,
sincerely, your friend,
J. Hi. % INK
An Arkunsaw Witness,
"Where do you live <" asked
ci ntl\ l>> ji\i a lull account of;
his iiiierview with a ghost.
Isoii, of the same to.u n.
Ellison cursed and abusefl Farr.
As the passenger train from Afterwards a lawyer living in
Galveston recently pulled out the Fifth ward was forced to
of the Junction at Lougview, it submit to an interview with the
started rapidly, anu James spook, and he now swears that
"Whiteside, the lirenian, step- his wife will never again have
ping on a piece of coal, was cause to complain of his stay-
thrown from the cab and killed, ing out late of nights.
might seem olijec
can, iu any event,
rounds, wounded him su badly
thai he could not move, a?i I
SOOT1 Hill-died hi 111 with eltib .
Evidently this practical jok
er, whoever he may be, is hav-
ing considerable fun at the ex
Iiense of the su})erstitious dar-
:ies, while some of the no less
superstitious white people live
iu constant dread of seeing the
In this state the killing of
[prairie chickens is forbidden
from March 1st to August 1st;
killing of purtridges forbidden
firoin Marcti 1st to Sept. 1st; kill-
ing of buzzards, carrion crows
mid tr< e birds forbidden at all
The other day a track walker
saw a man's clothes lying by a
tank two miles east of Ailing-! Denver, Col., Sept. 26.—Miss
ton. He procured assistance i C. J. Wilton, a wealthy young
[aud tho body of a man was ta | lady of New York City, perish-
| ken out of the tank. lie had a ed iu a snow storm last Tues-
card iu his pocket with this de- day niuht while descending
vice: "John Gulether, Fort Long's Peak. Miss Wilton has
I'KKISUKD IN A NNOW STOUH.
the season at
Pike's Peak and other points of
interest. A few weeks ago she
went to Estes Peak.stopping at
the hotel. On Monday evening
she walked over to the house
Worth, box JW.''
Tho microscope reveals that
[there are more than 4000 mus
teles iu n caterpillar and that
the eye of a drone contains 1O00
[mirrors. There are spiders as
small as a grain ot sand, and of a guard named Lamb, living
they sinn a thread so tine that, Jlt tht, foot of J)ejlk> aml m.
it would reouire 400 of them to gaged the son of Mr. Lamb. 19
etpial the size ol a single hnir. j years of age, to act as ^uide in
The chief justice of the su- j ascending the jieak. The next
preme court of New York has morning at (to clock she left the
committed sacrilege upon the house ami safely ascended the
altar of prohibition, lie rules l^ak. but encountered a snow
that a drunken man who has in- storm on the return, during
sal'eh commit tin? facts to you
for personal communication to
those friends who have taken
so delicate and so considerate
an interest in my nffnirs. The !
leisure hours of to-day, when
our campaign is ended and we
wait only for the election, gives
me the opportunity for this
prompt reply, and for the fol-
lowing essential details at1
Why, iu the neighborhood
of where I live."
The judue turned away to
hide a smile, and the attorney
gave the "souatter'' a severe
look and suid:
"Do you know where you are
"Yes sir, I'm here."
"You won't be here much lon-
ger unless you answer my ones
'Tiuanswerin your questions,
our rat i
ipernrion so tar na<i reipiu
about a year, but tin
had only begun. The ne\t
step was to trim down ilie tin
process l,'gardiug the previous life of; to Belknap, in Young county,
" ~ 1 ' 1 • —1— 1 determine.I to turn
lieudri •kelson. It was report
ed that hi had been too inti
mate with othor women, and
pointed directly to
iiku Ml KIM It
Georgetown. Ky., in the spring v |u ai\T"'1,1 > \\l! clu
of 1^-18, when 1 was but eight-1 uVil|Ur0', on u ^
teen years of age, and where 1 , '...J, ....
first met the lady who for more! , 'V i'ot\w
than thirty-four years has been
my wife. Our acquaintance
resulted, at the end of six
months, in an engagement,
which, without the prospect of
speedy marriage, we uatural-
On iiu'usuiing the snake it \\;i> ger into the shape <>t';i m>se b\
found t< be ten feet and el \> n removing the bone and gradu
inches long, ^evfii inches ai io.-s i ally huildiug u| the llesh ou
the head, twenty two inches i each si«le and drawing the skin
around the body and tweiit\ from the cheeks and forehead
three rattles, a button and a over it. In the course of time
button-hole. Capt. Harsey says the result was obtained, except
if he had not had a little of the that as yet there were no Mos
"odium v'teji" at the ferry trils.
when they got there, lie and The eyes of the unfortunate
Frank would scarcely havesur boy had both been out of posi-
vived the terrible coiillict. tioii somewhat, ami these were
riiTRTT-Forn in a now. ! straightened by clipper nerves
(1|| he was capable of au v such feel
ings. This report no one cared
to investigate so long as hefici-
one of the counties below here,: The eyebrows were also patch
and if it were not for the fact ed up at the inner ends.
northeast. Going iu that direc-
tion I was met with the same
i., . , . ,. , ! story. I found no man with a
the law being upon his track, |lv ,|e-drable place that ap-
I'e tried to rid hiiuselt ol l-le- peare<l to care about selling
wile of his bosom, for fear of j out. More than that, 1 met
certain exposures. The wife wilh great,numbers of men out
d\ ing under circumstances that
ou precisely tin; same mission,
who one aud all reported tho
same state of affairs. Now, 1
have come to tho conclusion
caused him to pull up stakes that it is this leasing business
and move west. He sought this t,uV has so completely top
hen Mr. I
Jones, the defendant, cut the! Another article in the Coin in in the manner usually adopt
timber from the Government bus. Ga.. Times, says: "A by occulists in treating cros;
strange sforv conies to Its from j eyed people.
"When did ho do the cut j
" That is what I want to find
isolated region the better to es
cape the law and have more
time for hours of remorse -if
ly sought to keep to ourselves.''
Two years later, iu tlie spring! n
out 1 think it wns sometime in
of 18&, when I,maturing plans i ^ ejU sometime in October I
to leave tnv ..rof-asion ft. K«n. «ae a "..,, jdai e au om« times
I u/ilr v unil outiiltliuli • 1* * Otilt'l .
lucky and estnhlish myself
elsewhere 1 was suddenly sum-
moned to Pennsylvania by the
death of ni> father. It being
very doubtful if I could return
to Kentucky, f was threatened
with an indefinite separation
from her who possessed my en-
tire devotion. My one wisli was
to secure her to myself by un
indissoluble tie, against every
possible contingency iu life,anil
on the 30th day of June, 1*C>0,
just prior to my departure from
that fact is more strange than The next step was to give the
fiction, we should feel n hesi boy amnv pair of lips. This
fancy about relating it. The! was done by taking pieces
story is this: A gentleman hav from the cheeks and grafting
ing been at work iu a field them in place bit by bit
some distance from home had Yesterday, after thirteen
carried his dinner with him. I years of experience under the
When noon came he took his. surgeon's knife, having mean
bucket and went in a piei fitinie undergone aud recovered
woods near by, and close to a from thirty different opera
now. Didn't you coiuealong the i creek, to eat his dinner. After tions, the patient now a young
road one day in October aud finishing the meal lie sat down man, left the hospital. Ilis
talk to the defendant while he j on a log to rest awhile before face was smooth, and to the
resuming his work. While casual observer bore no traces
j thus eimaged, happening to ; of what he had passed through.
"Did you ever see him cut-
ting Government timber f"
"1 believe I did.''
During the war while he was
in the army."
None of your foolishness, j
was chopping down a tree ?
"Remember that vou are un
lias in- storm
IJured himself upon defective which the lady became com
1 ■- - pletely chilled. i oiiug Lamb
sidewalks may recover dam
ages. He said : "A man needs
a good street to walk in if he
does get drunk."
Church bells from a Haiti-
more foundry are in demand iu
Eugland. Already China,West
Africa. Nova Scotia,Newfound-
land, tlie West Indk and part
of South America nave drawn
upo:l the same establishment
for its silver-toned bells.
The statisticians of the I'nit-
ed States mint estimate that the
t"l lllllll "olllllill" lllill UP' IS..,12^.- I. .. IV ... I
total |.."d."-ti"n ofwMIn h'',u ! The ranalns will'ho tak
assisted her in the descent a"
best he could until about I)
o'clock at night, when her
strength failed ..ml he curried
her for a half mile. When find
ing liis own strength failing, he
told her the only chance of sav-
ing either of their lives, was
for him to leave her and go to
his father's house, seven miles
distance, for assistauce. He
left her at 10 o'clock; and re-
turned with assistance at 4
o'clock Wednesday morning
and especially my bereaved
mother, strongly discounter |
"Thought you said you didn't
stop and talk to him f"
anced my business plans, as in-1
volving too long a separation : ,,y !.s,n"
from home and kindred. 1 com- !; „
i« « . . . . . . lllllll t ciu v it
plied with her wish that 1
should resume, af least for a
time, my occupation in Ken-!
Didn't sav it.
"What did you say f'
'Said I didn't talu to hiru
tucky, whither I returned in f hile he was choppin'f«-r when , Uui( jf WUH tlmt
the latter part of August. Dur j l,CftnJ,J J}1?. 81'V ' ^tS" rentile theratth
ing the e.iMiiiig winter, induced c*°W,,n ;, ^.t,ler;' s anything ^ ,
by misgivings: which, increas >'on d likw to kl,nW' «re t astonishment an
xrnl i.rmuiillnfii.tiu I I... 1V\ .1 \
see if the snake, which had essarily painful operations,
gone back, would reappear. In and who when walking the floor
a short time the snake, not because of his sufferings, was
seeing him. crawled out and wont to cheer up the other suf
as he <1 i«I so the gentleman kill- ferers by telling droll stories, of
ed him with a well-dsre.-fed which he had a large supply.. . . .. . .
,, , ... tt , , . ■ .*i sons supposed to bo his daugli-
blow seeing then, to his hoi ror, He was known in the hospital . J. . - .
most dreaded as "Patient Tommy."
snake. To his ^ ^
nother came out Burring Nuratire.
and was aho «lain. and another
ed all right and his conduct was
square. It soon di«« 1 out and
was almost forgotten until old
Mrs. llawson, a kind of old
granny, stated that one • if Hen
drickerson's daughters had
I1KCOMK A MOTH Kit.
This matter was quietly in-
vestigated by the cowboys and
some ciii/.ens in his neighbor
hood. Strong talk of lynching
was indulged in, and only for
certain contrary reports, impli-
cating some boys who had been
in the habit of visiting his
house, he would have been
hung without prayers. As it
was he was lei alone, until last
July, when some parties calling
to see him on business found
the house deserted and the pur
ties gone. An investigation
brought to lighf the fact that he
VtritllKUKP HIS OA roIITliKS,
buried them in the stable ami
had Hed the country. A hole
was found iu the stable con-
taining tie- remains of two per
of a very startling ua
on the mountains to-nig
A special says tlint in
Colorado City speech Mr. Gibbs Something Natural About Lulu
stated the present lease system Hurst.
worked a hardship to some of ~ .
the western people, and Mr. ' n,!> , ,n '"'orgia.
Gibbs doubtless told the truth, j asked the _ hotel reporter <d a
There can be no doubt that the
Sresent lease system is defec-
ive, and should be modified.
Scientific men tell us that
very long-haired man, who was
at the Sherman House hydrant.
"Do you know Lulu Hurst,
the magnetic wonder of your
there is au altitude where all the i sect iou and of theVountry, too!"
discontent sounds of earth "Yes, sail. Knew her family
n w t in harmony—the shriek of, well."
the locomotive whistle, the rat- • "i see she has gone bn>'k
tie of the train, the rusii and home after her tour of the
roar of the wind, the looming North."
of the cannon, the rattle of mus- "Yes, sah. She arrived the
k*try, the groan from the field day befoh 1 left. Thar's a migh-
of battle, and the joyful langh ty peculiah thing about that
of innocent childhood—all meet i gnerril, bjo, that I don't under-
tliere and blend together. They i 8tnn'
ill us. also, thnt down under, from
e wild, turbulent waters of —lift
the ocean, there is a calm where anything—but when she's at
no storm-wave, or floating of j home she can't even shove a
the tide, can disturb the peace
of the .ostfitl waters.
of Kentucky made a license
certified by the clerk of
the county court an in-
dispensable requisite of legal
marriage. After much delil>e 1
atiou, and with au anxious de-
sire to guard in the most effect
uul manner against any possi-
ble embarrassment resulting
ters. No clew was found as to
the disposition of the babies.
j dozen melius mai\y desperate
and determined cow pum hers
took it upon themselves to
catch tin* beast, but up to this
time nothing has been heard of
The above was told iu a
Me is the pepper sauce of nff w"' .ll]hlivrut\v writh mrrH/ "T ' ^ %1 " M,|,lar,' "traigl.t forward maii-J!
creation, the salt of the earth, . . ' . , i ., ro,oity, who are engaged in the |,y ,,I|P t)f tjltl |)loHt reckless
and alspice of the world. ,n^ ,u. " °* death cattl« business. He having bus- dare-devil cowboys that ever
111 a village he is like a case some distance off on a sand bar j„esM j„ Dallas, arrived this sr„|.„.d a Sioux or lassoed a
bf„d 'm"nwy- ; 7*7 ,of„ w«r.h. of
body to scratching. creek. He immediately left his Tlie (Vmrmit nmn huniioned to .1 vr .1 . III!.
He makes out to live 1H ll(lH, alwi advanced towar,Is the , « «" mau Happened to t,,e Northwest, and we believe
months in a year. f J .' .. . be at the I nion depot when he 0Vi.ry H*( r<l Buckskottie has
Like a runaway horse, al- .Vm °Uf r,*',t !'t<J. ^'HllMt°h htm. landed, and the two being old- Haj,p The matter was referred
from our position, for which f i 1 whole road. j 'Jn «r«ae e« t HP° tu tjme acquaintances having u soiuetiiiie ago in one of the
alone was responsible, we deei- o«d etmM«lvnTv^tt,down |'m^* ™ ^V^ly dead.: f ht raa|iy tough battle;,,,^ tenderfoot papers of
ded that the simplest, and at whSi ^hers go to sl^ doWn i , with the flious in the bad lands! Ka„sas. but there it stopped,
the same time the surest way Alive man is not always a *n" IM n' *V ie^aw' 0 18 u of the wild Dakotas, and eat We have made arrangements to
Si £jrepSlr#it° Punnyy|vwlto deep thinker; like a frog, he ter amazement the words "no thu mea, of prairie dog further investigate this, one of
vice mrfomwl was'donc JUI,,PM at conclusions, not al-.ni'.re' traced thereon in plain, together, were soon exchanging the most horrible crimes in the
In Se prtsence of witn^ i 3^ Wh ^ h° ^ "T 7 1 ^ a,! of fri",ul!>' catalogue of crime frcm Calygn-
es. in the city of Pittsburg, inj is an Ameriean imi a tier V "1* iT looked at ai|(l tender demonstrations of |n, Nero, and other tyrants and
- *' lH ■" « PW the words. He saw that a cap- thow ftfbcfcions that only scouts '
DUDlic, j ^ dw"ne more witli charcoal to
ital N should have been used in and cowboys, who have been
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iformed. This was done
e presence of witness-1 |ea
1;iri:L>'TW > ll & an American pet, a per
month of March, 1851, but fePt mystery to foreigners, and
was not otherwise madeimblic, ,lart ,lone more with charcoal to ■ ■■■■
1 "IVl'T r,tUWi,l,,,• " was work up the greatness of the commencing a sentence, and he Huhjort„d V(,nr aft„r yHftr to the
til. mature of f.fty;fonr, I * Ht. doe, not ^way dl# rlch,. W. Mrang. «tonr. W^- glv. it, anU,
. . m§ . ,! to the public for what it it , .
he alwajr. dl« b«.y, and wort|| mnk„ torn
flat-iron, and sits by the win
dow watching her poor old
motha' and fatha' doing all the
do not defend the wisdom or
prudence of a secret marriage
•uggeeted by the ardor and in
ax^erience of youth; but hon
meets his death like an oyster,
without making a fuss about it.
superstitious froBtier country can appreciate
fear he hastened home and told The Bubject led from one thing
another till the cowboy
found out the reporter's btisi-
monsters down to the present
day. Dallas Courant.
may not have lied; perhaps he said:
there was no more. J "Old fellow, I have something
Robert Smith was found guil-
ty of murdering his own child,
liy a Jury, at Rildare recently
aiid sentenced to eighteen years
iu the peuitentiary.
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ped tie settlement of
It is now over one hundred
days since we have had enough
ram more '.hail to lay the dust
for a few hours, and dry don't
begin to oxnress it. Not a bit
of wheat land is prepared
There i* nothing to do but to
haul our little bit of grain to
market and almost give it
away. Truly we are in a bad
The school begins to-day at
this place with Wirt Mann,
principal; Miss McDade; assis-
tant. Our trustees have shown
themselves to be cormorants,
inasmuch as they enrolled
about eighty-five pupils, about
twenty of whom were children
of renters who are not going to
remain iu the district. The
parents of some of these chil-
dren asked for transfer for
their children's part of the
school fund. They were met
with a refusal point blank, and
a statement volunteered that
they wauled a certain number
of months school iu this dis-
trict, and if they transferred
the funds of all the renters who
were moving out, including the
children of the pastor ill
charge of this circuit,
who is to be transfeired to
some other circuit, that they
would not have funds to run
the school the given time. This
decision lenves these poor relit
ers to go into other districts,
pay the tuition of their chil-
dren, and leave these land own-
ers the funds that a .'uagnani-
uioiis state government has set
apart to educate the poor as
well as the rich. Now, right
here comes in another feature
of the lease law, a law made to
raise funds for lie- education of
the children. The laud is tied
tip so 1.hat it cannot be bought
I y the average poor man. so he
lias to rent. He rents this year
iu thin district next year
in another, but the director
steps in and refuses to let him
have his children's money, or
what amounts to the same, re-
fuses to allow it transferred.
Thus this beautiful lease law
defeats its own object. It pre-
vents the poor man from own-
ing land and gives the monev
intended to educate his chil-
dren to the men who own the
land. Hut what are vou going
U> do about it f Well, there is
one thing that men who rent
must do when they enroll their
children, they must have an un-
derstanding with the trustees
that their children's money
shall be transferred if they
wish it. They must be more
careful for whom fliey vote.
They have allowed their party
fealfy to override their belter
sense. Thus we are in tho tolls
land rings and smooth-
W. A. If.
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Robertson, Orrin. The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 2, 1884, newspaper, October 2, 1884; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth191410/m1/1/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.