The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 2, 1901 Page: 4 of 8
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8imc OT SQUARE, UP STAIRS.
THE ONE IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC
OFFICE BEINGS FORTH A POET.
THOMPSON & WILSON.
C. Thompson, editor.
alter 0. Wtlsmm, Local Editor.
Copy One Year. $1.00
Copy Six Months, 50
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1901.
The big Buffalo in the citv tick-
et office uf the Soul hern Pacific
and H. & T. C. K. R. office, on
Main street, att acts a gn at deal
of attention. A number of the
old buffalo hunters stood around
the office yesterday and spun buf-
! falo yarns.
A Post reporter found the fol-
lowing verses tacked ou the rail-
ing which surrounds the buffalo.
the home of eld. r. c. horn
near vineland a scene of
beauty, comfort, pleas-
ure, profit ani>-
his fifty-seve th anniversary
april twenty-sixth, nine-
teen hundred and
David B. Hill is being groomed 'They are supposed to have been
Friday, April 2G, was an ideal
day for the out-door commemora-
tion of the fifty seventh annivers
ary of tli«* birth of Eld. R. C. Horn
which took pi ce on the above
date on the beautiful lawn of his
home six miles northwest of Mc-
Kinney near Vineland. The at-
From Vineland: W. H. Horn
an I wife, T. II. Horn,Vera Horn,
Miss Ruth Fiippen, Miss Pearl
I was born and raised iu Texas; I'm a | Fiippen, V\ ill 1< lippen, Mrs E. E.
relic of the pHMt; ; Smith and two children, A. C.
I'm out of date, behind the times, and j Weeks, Mr and Mrs C. E. Roy-
of ray rac. the last.. M«, Mattie Koyster, Her-
But I m " in the push for Texas; so' ' 0 .
start me on the *o, ; bert Koyster, Clint Stiff, wife and
Put me on at Houston and off at Buf- ■ two children, Eli Horn, wife and
falo. five children, Mrs Ellen White
for the democratic nomination for
president in 1904.
A famine is reported in the
province of Shan Gi. China, af-
fectiag a population of 11,000,000
The total number of oil com-
panies chartered since .fan. 10 is
174. The total capitalization is
There are gushere and gushers.
The oil gushers are the latent.
They outdo, if possible, a certain
contemporary of The Democrat.
There is a political crusade
against vice in the municipal j we roamed the plains of Texas in hap- an<* two children, Eugene Holmes
composed by rhe junior assistant
office poet, wh > is employed by
the Southern P icitic to produce
"gems" and "chips" of thi* kind,
but as he refused t« own up to
them, the author probably will
□ever be known. The verses read
a buffalo steer.
campaign in the city of New York.
All parties denounce vice, of
course, in their platforms.
State Senator Eldridge of Shel-
bv county. Tennessee, was cen-
sured by the senate of that state
for his taking monev during the
election for assistant clerks of
We have received another
crushing blow. A special dis-
patch in the Globe Democrat an-
nounces a huge trust on diamonds
whereby the price on the article
will be advanced several thous-
py days jfone bv— land wife, Y\ illie West, Clarence
Got in the way of progress. and so we White, Davis and Franklin Horn,
had to die. Fletcher Barnes and family, Dr.
The iron bone came snorting: the rail- j c T Lewi(i am| wife St„||a
roads crossed our homes.
And then the hnnters shipped by freight ^in 11 * Hay me.
our tallow hines and bones. t rom Chambersville: Misslva
i Chandler, Miss Lizzie Chambers,
horn*' was sounded by the excel-
lent caller—the host.
\\ hat shall we say of the din-
ner? It was not beyond our ex-
pectation, for the writer has been
the recipient of feasts in time
gone by by the good open hearted,
home loving citizeuship of the
Horn community. The magnifi-
cent spread was located just at
the north side of the 1k,usc on a
table hastily provided by use of
benches and planks. Ail ate iu
hearty unison, led by that heroic
charger, who was never known to
falter when attacking the citadel
of ignorance or the mountain-like
feast board—Prof. F. G. Jones.
His side partners were eager fori
the fray and vied with each other
in trying to gain advance position.
The scene was one of splendor
and gratification but on retire-
ment was one of devastation.
With gratified appetites and ac-
companied by pleasant words and
smiles the company resumed po-
siiion for the evening exercises.
After an appropriate song T. E
Shirley of Melissa, a trustee of
the Add-Ran University repre-
sented that celebrated insitution
news OF THE WEEK GATHERED B1
THE DEMOCRAT CORRES-
items From Ad mm* Towns. Villages
and Communities or a General
and Personal Intorost.
Mrs G. W. Day has the measles.
She has been very sick but is bet-
ter at this writing.
J. A. Mallow and family visit-
ed at W. A. St -aughan's Sunday
Mesdames Craig and Garrett of
Long Neck visited in Princeton
Several of our people attended
the debate at CuHeoka last veek
between Rev. Pi tie of the Meth-
odist church and Eld. Mars of
the Christian church.
Ciiai lea WiUon has returned to
school at McKinney after a three
weeks' st iy at home with catar-
Miss Cora Caldwell of Climax
was in our city W dnesday.
The singing at the Methodist
of learning with a review of its or-; <*huich Sunday night was well at-
i , i i !tended.
igm and workings and supple-,
mented it with choicest thoughts! John Rut-ledge s babv is very
regarding the shaping of charac-j
ter—the importance of educa-
Kate Wilson and sister,
It . i • i , i An ic, attend-(1 church at Mt.
Hi-* speech was hiffhlv re- v. ' .
r A ion kSu day.
ceived b\ all present, most of
Charlie Watkui, W. L. Watkin,
1 went to see Niagara Falls and all the
The great World's Fair at Buffalo will Miss Lula \ ernon, Mrs Million,
till me with delight. W. H. Webb and wife, T. T.
They say that by the Sunset Route is Webb, Mrs Maude Webb, Alta
the best way to go.
So put me on at Houston. and off at
I'll remind of Texas' greatness the
thousands who go there,
The products of the Lone Sta * State
will make those people stare
Our wonderful resources. the best part Sproles, Eld. R. R.
of the show; wife, Misses Alice
We'!! load it on in Texas, and off at
Ex-Governor Hogg is said to
have made $5,000 in five minutes
in Beaumont a few days ago. He
purchased 10 acres of oil land fot "piie colonels and the cattle kings are
$10,000 and in five minutes time; packing up their grips.
sold it for $15,000, thus making j And almost eyt-rv one we meet expects
$1,000 per minute. to mHke the triP-
Vernon, Miss Aiattie Bounds, A.
J). Buckley, J . T Watkin-, Miss
Minnie Sayyver, Alta $ryan, Mary
Cham I > rs.
From McKinney; Miss ftettie
Sproles, Willie Sproles, S- P.
and Sallie Fox, Prof, fr. G. Jones.
Mrs J no Thomas' and two chil-
dren, W iley McKinney and wife,
Little Miss Marie Perkins, Mrs
A. Allen, Misses Janje and Fannie
——————— , And those who cuss the railroads will Muse, Mcsms M;il't and Muse,
The Riverside Herefoid Cattle; aJ-o want to go; ^|r-. Oatv- F Green F C
Company of Ashland, Nob.. |las Oe. on w«h me t H„n«ton. and off at ( ^ ^ ^
' ■ ■■ ■ Mrs (i. C Thompson and daugh-
Cantracts To Bt fihrtn.
purchased 1,250,000 acres of
ranch land in Northern Mexico
from Capt. Charles Davis of El
Paso for $300,000. The purchase extension oo thk frisco system
price was about 25 cents per acre. WI1J s AT os,.E.
Senator McLaurin, of South
Carolina, who has originated a St. Louis, April 28—Contracts
white man's party in opposition will be given out in a few days by
to the democratic part}' in his President and General Manager
state, says be will stand for re-j Yoakum for the extension of the
election and make a fight to win. '"Texas line® uf the St. Louis and
He will be bitterly opposed by San Francisco system- The gap;
Senator Tillman. between Sherman and Ft. Worth,
establishing direct connection,
Talk about trusts, will some , w(th the t| uired Fort
one kindly explam to The Advo- w<Jrth a#d Blo |jm) w|||
eate why it is flour has adva.xed, fipst itontion> The short
twenty cents a hundred the past, ,ine th() .rpin,(, th(,
few days, and during the samepe- M his |ine fr„m MiB1|lii T i
and wife, Corl
T. E- Shirley
>hir|eyf A. L.
1). v|. Moore,
Bounds. Mis* Mai tie L Bounds,
Wm Cainth. Pr<f. \N . L Yar-
Sherman: Mix. Jennie Rilev.
Wylie: Eld. J. B Faulkner
Maple: Di;. Wilj Bound-.
Vernon: Mrs R. B. Ray.
Cottage Hill, Mo.: Mrs C A.
_ Aubrey: Mr and Mrs E. B.
riod wheat has gone down | wVn"l',kewise lx- constructed at Holmes.
cento a Ouahel? A little misaiona-, In Texas the illtelltl„n j8l Glasgow. Ky i A. C. Orcn-
ry work right here at home might, to exten<1 the ,Frisco 8Vglem in an H|,i4vv.
do some gomL—Alien^^dvoiato. Mr |jne froIn Brownwood to the- Weston: Messrs Tom and J.
Rio Grande border, looking to B. McBride, Misses Inez and
the direct connections for the i Cora Mc Bride
THE HILLSBORO COSVEXTIOf.
the republic of
lion. E. \V. Kirkpatrick has: chjef oitios
returned from the Real Estate! ^jexico
and Industrial convention at | .
Hillsboro where he took an ac-: IATY AT GREENTILLE.
tive part iu the proceedings, es
pecialiy the discussions of indus- j Anent the rumors as to time of
trial matters. In a speech which 1 consolidation of the S S. &S. and
was highly received by the gather Katy roads a Banner re^resenta-
ed representatives, he took the tive interviewed Superintendent; Hnd feeJirtj|v -ve[1 1(J Ew K c
high ground that the horticultural ■ Alvord. Mr Alvordtaid he did noi t Hon)i ^h:ch WiH reapon()ed to by
developmeat of the state was'see- know when consolidation would w 0 Hamim in anaKLaiwt
ond only to the Cotton interest be effected nor djd he know where
of the Lone Star commonwealth iany of the present office force
The products of the orchard and'would be stationed. A meeting of
garden of Texas were sought by the officials wi-1 b^ held here May
Allen: Miss Lillian Bush.
Roland: Mrs Ed Burge and
Song spryice ushered in the ex-
ercises of tue dav, accompanied
by an opening prayvr by Eld. J.
B. Faulkner. The welcome ad-
dress was beautifully, touchmgly
the world's markets—are the
source of home comforts and
purse fillers which will expand
with the advent of industrial ef-
fort and honest, liberal, social and
government conditions. The
aext meeting will be held at
Greenville. The Texas industrial
school for girls movement re-
ceived a vote of indorsement.
Mr. Kirkpatrick i9 being urged to
accept the appointment as del< -
gate to the National Industrial
eonveotion which will convene in
the city of Philadelphia.
EXTENSION OF THE EAMT LINE.
Denton, Tex., April 80-—At a
mass meeting last evening it was
decided t?authorize the comiuit-
tee wlffch is to go to Dallas to-
w to confer with President
House of the Katy syst« re-
gard to the ^ ^ Kast
Line, to offer right of way from
1, and at this meeting changes will
be definitely determined and an-
nounced. Until then aH is mere
Greenville is regarded by the
Katy system as an important point
and it is qiiitje probable that
the building of new #n<| larger
Eld. R. R. IU tnlin in an able and
feeling manner characteristic of
the speaker. The reminiscence
of the speakers were interesting
In the long ago—a quarter of a
century or more, few preachers
of the Christian denomination
were in old Collin and they held
meetings in rugged shanties or
'neath harbors, sometimes with
half the audience carrying open
...... . .... arms for protection. Then the
yards will mclmte the r.hqH(|inglbj.!nns were ,ined ^ th#
of the round house. The oActa s gjngjng engaged in by the entire
an at present considering theTfl(Uj
question of extending the w«« jdenolBll„tl,
n is among the strong^
est, having kept pace wiih the
rapid advance population of old
Collin. A few of the pioneers
liuger yet, simply waiting-for the
shadows to lengthen. After list-
ening tp thp delightful and in-
structive sei-vice up to letter
part of the noon hour the "dinner
west from McKinney, a ques-
tion that ha- a bearing on the
situation here.—Greenville Ban-
It is reported that R. C. Reese
of Josephine who went to Beau-
mont to dispose of some land
down there became violently in-
sane and fell into a well. Hon.
Jobc R. Smith of Aleo brought
the news in ]MeKinney few
da>s since. It is hoped that Mr.
Fa Reese's condition
whom were his old time neighbors
and friends. The next treat was
a speech from Prof. F. G. Jones
of the Hawthorne College. Prof.;
Jones is an Add Ran graduate and
has taught in various places in
Collin county for tlie last several
years. Ii is .-imply impossible1
for the feeble pencil of the writer
to do justice to his speech. It
was worthy of an audience of
thousands. Not a word went
ami-s. The bright thoughts he
enunciated like the glittering gems
of thp firmament received their
brilliancy from the eternal sun of
truth. The importance of educa-
tion was set forth in convincing
terms but the shaping of charac-
ter «a" the foundation of all. In
this connection he paid a beauti-
ful frijwe io the rural popula-
tion—pointed out lh<- fact that
I he ureal majority of t he success-
ful men of iif«* got iheir training
in the country—tin forming of
th ir character was away from th<*
iusid ous snarer and t' mptation
of the cities' glamour—by the
fireside of the quiet country home
—amid vine and flower—song of
bi V, sunshine and pure atmos-
phere—a training that lasts
through life, lie did not lack for
II. C. Ruiledge was mairied on
Motiday evening of this week to
Mi.-s Humes at the residence of
M. S. Su ith of this place.
Mr Wheeler and family of Yal-
dasta visited Mrs Charley Mc-
Dowell of this place last week,
returning home Monday.
The two year-old baby of Mr.
and Mrs E E. Pilgrim died Mon-
day night and will be buried this
R L. Lefevers of Chambers-
ville was here Monday.
T. M. Wilson of McKinney is
• • «
Marvin Gibson of Melissa vis-
ited his sister, MrsQ. E. Stroth-
er. last week.
Mr- ( '. W. Parker of Sherman
visited her si-ter, Mrs J. C- Go-
f"rth la-t Sunday.
Messrs Smith and Mt.ore of
attended the picnic at Vineland
last week, reporting a tine time.
Dr. Evans is all smiles—it's a
Joe Greer went to Van Alstyne
Roy Douglas of Van Alstyne
was in town Sunday.
J. S. Hill and wife of Melissa
visited the home of J. C. Goforth
hi-torieal characieis to support;
his position He paid a high Thursday.
tribute to pioueer preachers and Miss Georgia Goforth has been
teachers for their bravery and qll,te sick for the last few days
sacrifices in facing the dangers of! *>ut lH •
their day. Their facing of mei; Welky Cundiff of Donna
who b< re side arms. h< wever,
were little more courageous and
visited friends in Anna Saturday
«-..uraging than the present ol)-1 Chambers-
, , i ,n> . . \ me tins ueek.
stacle to the workers, the im
pediment to the moulding of char-
acter today is confronted by a
thousand obstacles. The cities
have their school ami church ad-
vantages but with them attendant
eviis There lurks in obscure
places the insidious, deceptive en-
emy of young man and woman-
hood. These evils thrive in high
Jiud low places. Why is it that
the working classes are practi-
cally closed out of the churches
in the larger cities; if not because
of the cold icy formality, the sac-
rificing of purely religi us service j . ,
at the alter of aristoci icv. In the I n,g 1 *
Bro. G. O. Kev filled his regu-
lar appointment Sunday,
J. T- Couch of McKinney was
in town Tuesday on business.
Y. S. Johnson has been sick
The young men will arganize a
debating club Saturday night,
success to them.
Bro. Scales preached to a large
: audience at Rose land Sundav
palatial church the choir is ailow- j Quite a number of young people
ed to monopolize the song service j gathered at Mis** Alia Blain's last
mouze the song
like an operatic troupe, while the;Saturday night apd spent several
audience, cold, clammy andtotaU • hours in sooial enjoyment,
ly irresponsive siu silently to the j Xhe lsdies of tbl8 pUoe ,
end. Ihere i« aftsolutHj no iini- |jox gypppj. |n Rorit'land church
•on of spirit. And under the Tul.8(|ay „ight April 30.
shadow of the church spire sadly ! _ .
walks the brow beaten peasant. __ Trenton, the little son of C. P.
Thus Prof Jones spoke at length,
only more ably, which vividly
brought to nimd that familiar
verse of Goldsmith:
•IM fcm the land to hastening lll< a pray
Where wealth accumulates and men decay.
Priix** and lords may rise and fade,
a t rwath can make thma as a bre th has made.
But a bold peasantry their country's pride,
Wbwi once destroyed can never u tuppM. '
While the evening sun was low-
ering all marched to the beauti-
ful cemetery only a short distance
away and in loving memoty placed
flowers upon the graves of de-
parted ones. A beautiful flower
offering came from A. S. Graves,
Armp Hill and wife from Abilene
which were tenderly placed by
frientjg of tjie family.
Fleming, is on the sick list this
Miss Anna Lanier has been very
sick but is convalescent.
Mr. Harrington of Gray Bill
visited L. F. OdeH's family last
Misses Lou Odell and Annie
Fleming visited Mr. Harrington's
family near Westpn last Sunday
Moses English has return
home from St. Lonis, Mo. He is
wearing his broad smile as usual.
John Emerson of McKinney
has been out on the ranch plover
hunting and fishing this week.
Is the place to go when you want
Pianos 01 Ops.
In fact any musical instrument.
We make our specialty in keep-
Th? Highest Grade G ods
tht money • an buy. Permanent
satisfaction is wh «t you get from
a PIANO 01 ORGAN bought here
We Are Here to Stay
and to seeoerv instrument after it is used a lifetime.
Call and See
J. T. COUCH,
Drugs cannot hold th-ir virtues forever, they dry up
and die like everything rl< . You g' t onlv fresh, active
drugs here. 0>n- trade i- large, we furnish supplies to
many physicians and small stores, so ffotwfs are kept mov-
ing ami have no ehance to g«-t old.
We Watch These Things
carefully, for \v ' make «iiecialt\ of Prescription Work
and the interest-<>f oui.pal ion* demand ihe tin< st and
fr< shest ^Irugs t« b«* had. Bring your prescription to us
ami then you can feel sure about it. "Phone 4t.
THE LEADING DRUGGISTS.
McKINNEY. - TEXAS
In connection with our bargains in this sale we haveanice
lot of Glassware and Queensware to close out at cost.
A nice set of Gla-ses l* c. Large Glass Pitcher 15<*.
Fine Goblets 85c. per set. Plates, Cups and Saucey«,
Pitchers and Dishes of all kinds at ACTU AL COST.
See our men youths and children's suits that we art
offering at great reduction in this sale.
The celebrated Beaver Hat. The $3.00 kind in all shapes
and shades to clo*e at $2.00.
Very large line of Straw Hats to select fromt also at
HAMMOND & SNEED, Prop'ks.
McKINNEY, - - - TEXAS.
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