The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 30, 1902 Page: 1 of 8
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McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY,
, THURSDAY. JANUARY 30, 1902.
DEPUTY GRAND MASTER J.
K. GOUGH ORGANIZES
EMPIRE LODGE DUMBER 6!
assists, and has done much
work oyer the
[ An Odd Fellows Lodge was or-
ganized at Culleoka Wednesday
night by Deputy Grand Master
J. R. trough.
Greonberry Adam >, Jerome
Sneed and R. N. Adams met with
him and assisted in the work.
For several months past the or-
ganization has been talked of and
it starts out with some of Culleo-
ka's best citizens at its head-
Officers elected and installed
W. M. Col lis, N. G.; J. P.
Hencely, V, G.; J. F. Coleman,
secretary; Dr. T. G. Boorman,
treasurer. The appointive offi-
cers will be installed later on.
They will meet again next
Wednesday night and make ar-
rangements for Empire Lodge to
<lo some degree work for them.
Their regular meeting night has
not been decided yet, but the
place of meeting will be in the
ball orer the school building at
Empire Lodge has done a great
deal of work over the county in
assisting new lodges to get on
foot, and in good working order.
SERVICE IN TEXAS—137
ROUTES WILL BE IN OP-
ERATION FEB. 1.
LACK OF ESTABLISHING AGENTS IS
RETARDING MORE RAPID EX-
While rural free delivery has
made marked advances in Texas
during the past year, the evidence
is that the work has hardly be-
gun. The routes which will be in
operation in Texas on Feb. 1, ac-
cording to a statement made by
Superintendent Machen today,
are as follows, the figures being
for congressional districts: Third
district, 17, fourth, 2; fifth, 17;
sixth, 56; seventh, 15; eighth, 9;
ninth, 8; tenth, 6; eleventh, 4;
twelfth, 3. Total, 137.
Applications pending by dis-
tricts are as follows: First, 1;
second, 7; third, 23; fourth, 20;
fifth, 48; sixth, 65; seventh, 32;
eighth, 26; ninth, 19; tenth, 6;
eleventh. 5; twelfth, 6. Total,
The delay in establishing many
routes, appropriations for which
are now pending, bos been
br lack of establishing
An addition!*! agent is
on kit way to Texts, and
a few weeks several more
be m the field. When the
postal appropriation bill m
important meeting of the texas
reception committee in
Thursc^y afternoon the Texas
reception committee held a meet-
ing at the Dallas Commercial
Club rooms to perfect a plan
for securing and distributing a
large number of the reports, now
in press, of the two delegations
representing the Chamber of
Commerce and the Merchants'
Association of New York that
visited Texas last spring at the
invitation of the Governor, which
invitation was ratified by the Leg-
The meeting Thursday was call-
ed at the suggestion of Gov.
Sayers, who has declared that the
New York reports on Texas are
worthy of wide circulation. There
were present of the committee Ed-
win Chamberlain of San Antonio,
chairman; B. B. Paddock of tort
Worth, B. J. Frye of Marshall,
J. M. Pearson of McKinney and
Louis J. Wortham of Aust:n, sec-
FURTHER PARTICULARS AS
WRITTEN BY PRISONER
TO PETE CLARDY.
Pete Clardy is in receipt of a
letter dated Jan. 25 from Mood
Belew giving the particulars of
the difficulty, heretofore mention-
ed ;m the Courier, in which he
shot and killed his landlord at
Emet, I. T., recently.
It says in part. "I am in jail
here at Ardmore on a charge of
murder. I will give you particu-
lars, as you request, as the exam-
ining trial evidence shows. The
man I killed was named Blocker,
my landlord. He came into the
field where I was plowing last
Monday as a week ago with a
landlord's contract for me to sign,
which I objected to on account of
it being so stringent. He cursed
and abused me and told me he
would kill me and go pay for me,
but we got the matter quieted at
that time and agreed to meet at
Emet the next Saturday evening
and try and settle the matter. So
we met there and called two wit-
nesses up to hear the conversa-
tion., I insisted on his striking
out some parts of the contract
and he refused to do so. We
were sitting down side by side in
front of a store. We both sprang
up at the same time. He jnmped
on me with a l*>w, long bladed
pocket knife and commenced cut-
ting me. I backed twelve feet
before I fired. I shot him once
in the side and twice through the
head. The shots were fired so
rapidly they could scarcely be
counted. He died without speak-
ing and I surrendered to the city
marshal who took me to a doctor
and bad my wounds dressed. I
useti a 4h Colt's six-shooter. The
government attorney has got his
knife, coat a ad vest and also my
pistol. My attorneys, Eddteman
& Graham, have my clothes. 1
have got to pay them. $500. I am
financially. ruined. I have got to
hare a habeas corpus hearing toe-
8IIEE IK IE III HUE
cannot give bond until after
his habeas corpus
STILL DELAYED BY AL-
MOST FIFTY REMAINING
TO BE NUMBERED.
SHE BIISISS HOUSES
orders coming in faster with
indications that all
L. W. Mayhew, who is employ-
ed by the city to number the
streets and houses, informs a
Democrat reporter that not over
fifty houses yet remain to be num-
bered. Some of them are busi-
ness houses and residences near-
est the square.
He says orders are coming in
faster ihe past two or three days
and he thinks all will now comply
with his simple requirement at an
early date and not deprive Mc-
Kinney of free city delivery any
In the meantime street working
and sidewalk building still keeps
Postmaster Smith savs free city
delivery will be in operation in-
side of two or three months from
the time the last house is num-
NEW ICE PLANT.
Work is progressing nicely on
the new ice plant. The white
rock foundation is being rapidly
put in, and when oui reporter on
visiting the grounds Saturday
saw the space it covered his eyes
opened wide. We knew its
length was to be 190 feet, but
merely writing these figures does
not convey an idea of the space
to be covered.
The artesian well has reached
a depth of six hundred and fifty
m EIIIM KILLED
lived two days—leaves a wife
and little child—the
TOWN TRANSPORTED IN
T1IAT MANNER TO LOCA-
TION ON RAILROAD
FURNI8II MOTIVE POWER—HUGE
TRUCKS OF GREAT STRENGTH.
SAM SPROLE8 OUTFIT.
tfam Sproles,the hustling house
mover, was here Tuesday on a
forced vacation due to inclement
His work at Celina lacks only
about two days of being com-
pleted. He will then go to Rock
Hill which he will help move two
miles north to Prosper on the
Sam's facilities for his pecul-
iar work are first class and he
does about all the heavy moving.
He has huge trucks having four-
inch square solid steel axles with
cottonwood wheels having a 16
inch face and 26 inches in diame-
ter. Six big engines furnish the
motive power and his crew con-
sists of a dozen workmen. The
heaviest piece of work done by
him was the moving of the big
two-story I. O. O. F. building
with its stock of dry goods ana
general merchandise owned by
Childress & Stanford.
Mr. Sprolea says only one
store, that of Mr. Roller's will be
lett in old Celina. A number of
residence won't be moved for
me time yet owing to the ex-
vaeant f*rice of building 1 '
' .iMif mmm
one and a half miles
John Bibles is dead.
Slain by his brother, in-law Will
These are the main facts of a
deplorable family tragedy near
Celina, news of which rcached
Domestic troubles between the
deaf! man and his wife who is
sister of West was the direct cause
of the killing.
Mrs. Bibles claims that owing
to the ill treatment of her hus-
band she was forced to leave him
and went to the home. of her
brother, who lives two miles north
of Celina on Dr. Hubbard'" farm,
for protection. Bibles called on
her at the latter place Thursday
morning and was ordered off the
premises by West. It is alleged
that instead of leaving h^ ad-
vanced on West who thereupon
fired the fatal shot which took ef-
fect in Bibles' breast.
Th$ wounded man was given
surgical attention by Dr. Clayton
but lingered until early Saturday
morning when he died.
Bibles was a native of Cock
county, Tenn., and came to Texas
in the Celina community about
four years ago where he married
The unhappy couple had one lit-
West, who is a nephew of
Mrs. Sam Lewis of Rhea Mills, is
also married and bears the repu-
tation of being an industrious,
peacable young farmer.
REPORT CAME LAST TUES-
DAY OVER PRIVATE
SIX BIG ENGINES UTILIZED COTTON ADVANCED 10 POINTS
AS A RESULT OF TITS REPORT THE
STAPLE RAPIDLY JUMPED
A report came over , private
wires last Tuesday to the effect
that the Boer war had been ended
and would be announced in
twenty-four hours. ;
Cotton men are inclined to give
credence to the report as cotton
advanced ten points in as many
minutes after the report was sent
MISS STONE PERHAPS FREE.
rasomhas been paid to the bri-
gands and the captives
probably set at liberty
London, Jan. 28.—A dispatch
from Sofia, Bnlgaria, yesterday
says the ransom of Miss Ellen M.
Stone and her companion, Mme.
Tsilka, has been paid to the bri-
gands and that the captives are
expected to be released today.
light attendance at its session
saturday, but interesting
0«nng to the rain Satnrday the
attendance at the teachers' insti-
tute was small. They did not
hold a meeting in the morning,
but in the afternoon a few enthus-
iastic ones met at Prof. Hill's of-
fice, among them some ladies.
A very interesting paper on
What Should be Taught in Pub-
lic Schools was read by J. C.
How to Teach History—very
ably discussed by T. C. Andrews.
"How to Secure Co-operation"
of Patrons—discussed by T. M.
Mr. Doyle gave a very practical
talk on Existing Evils in the
A BIO TASK.
Chief Warden is in East Collin
serving recently appointed road
overseers with commissions.
There are over six hundred of
them and the task is a big one.
NEAR M. K. & T. WORK TRAIN
TEN MILES WEST OF
_ > JEFFERSON.
ED TO BE LEV WISE
he is missing from camp—no
trace of him—his home
BANK WILL ENLARGE
NEW FLOOR J FIXTURES
work to . commence at once.
among handsomest in north
texas when completed.
The Collin County National
Bank is preparing to make some
extensive improvements to its al-
ready handsome stone front build-
ing on the southeast corner of the
square. Ctshier J. L. White in-
forms a Democrat reporter that an
addition will be built on the south
end of the building extending it
back about twenty feet longer
than its present length. Tiling
flooring will be put in and the bank
refurnished throughout with a
new and latest designed set of fix-
tures. The recent increase of the
bank's capital stock from $100,000
to $200,000, the addition of sever-
al more stockholders from the
wealthiest citizens in the county
and its consequent enlargement of
volume in business made more
room and better facilities neces-
Wcrk will be commenced at
once and when completed, the
Collin Count? National will have
one of the most commodious and
elegantly furnished bank build-
ings in North Texas.
Jack Yonce received word last
Friday that a man had b • n run
over and killed by an M. K. & T.
train Wednesday night eight or
ten miles west of Jefferson, and
was supposed to have been Lev
Wise, Mr. Yonce'a brother-in-
law, and a son of L. W. Wise of
The body that was found was
mangled beyond recognition. Lev
Wise who was working with the
M. K. & T. extra gang went to
Jefferson Wednesday afternoon
expecting to return to camp on
the passenger tram late that eve-
ning, but missed the train and
started out on a freight train that
Next morning he was missing
in camp, and the mangled body
of a man was found near by.
Wise has not been seen or heard
of since, and it is reasonable to
suppose that in trying to jump
from the moving train he was
hurled under it and his body
ground to pieces.
The fragments of the body were
gathered together and buried.
Mr. Wise was a young man
about twenty-eight years of age,
and unmarried. He has lived in
McKinney off and on for eighteen
years. He drove one of Jack
Yonce's dray teams for two years,
and only two months ago went to
work with the M. K. & T. extra
The mutilated body of the man
found, who had been run over
and killed 7 miles west of Jeffer-
son by a Katy train, proved not
to be Lev Wise as was supposed.
Jack Yonce, brother-in-law of
Lev, received a letter from him
Saturday. He stated that an-
other member of the train crew
with which be is at work was the
hapless victim whose mutilated
M'KINNEY RED MEN TO
BUILD ONE OF THEIR
SHARES ALL SUBSCRIBED.
STOCK-HOLDERS TO TAKE * OUT
CHARTER—WILL ERECT TWO-
For some time the local Red
Men have been considering the
matter of erecting a wigwam, or
in the parlance of the pale-face—
a lodge room. At their meeting
recently definite steps were tak-
en in the matter.
Members subscribed for 200
shares of stock at $10 eacii and
will use the money raised in this
way m buying a lot. After ob-
taining the lot a substantial two
story brick business house will be
erected, of which the first floor to
be rented for business purposes
and the second to be! used as a
wigwam, or meeting hall. Mon-
ey ~ necessary to complete the
building can be borrowed c-ii the
building and lot at a low rate of
While it will not be the proper-
ty of the Tribe as an organization,
only Red Men can hold stock in
the corporation which will take
out a charter, and rental expense
of the Tribe will thus be saved.
Jesse Shain, Dudley
and W. R.
Fire Plugs Not Frozen.
Chief Wm. Abernathy and]regains were found. His name
he met with
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Thompson, F. C. The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 30, 1902, newspaper, January 30, 1902; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth192105/m1/1/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.