The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 13, 1902 Page: 1 of 8
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McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 18, 1902.
DR. M. S. METZ,
Huh Keenmed Practice of
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of Women and Children
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VOL. 19, NO. 2.
M KINNEY FIRE BOYS WILL
MAKE AN EFFORT TO GET
who will comk to the rescue?
* m* kinney citizens speak
The cifcy of Waco will eDtortain
the next State Firemen's Asso-
ciation in May and has offered
three prizes to the fastest teams.
The first prize is $150.
The second prize is $50.
The third prize is $25.
A team consists of twelve men
and u hose reel to carry 175 feet
of hose. This makes what is
termed a racing outfit and when
kept ut fire stations furnish
mcuns for u ready response to
near by fires.
^ The fire boys of McKinney have
been somewhat handicapped by
the waut of such a reel.
They are considering the
advisability of making an
effort to obtain a racing outfit
and drilling preparatory to en-
tering the contest at Waco.
Is there any patriotic citizen
in McKinney who will take this
matter up and assist in the worthy
^ cause? Not only will it place
' our noble fire boys in a position
•* to compete with nearly every town
of McKinnej's size iu central and
southern Texas, but tho posses-
sion of this reel which can be had
at the nominal cost of $30 or $35
by our lire department will be
great protection to property, es-
pecially buildings on and near the
Who will be the first to answer
the call? Remember the service
the McKinney fire boys render is
purely patriotism — without
THE SAN FORD BUILDING
DESTROYED AND TRADE
two terrible conflagrations iv
progress at the same
Chicago, Feb. 7.—The fire fiend
reigned supreme in the heart of
Chicago this morning. In three
hours this morning the four-story
Sanford building in the center of
business district, occupied by
Rosche Pianc ware paint, was de-
stroyed. Tho Trade building ad-
joining, a ten story structure, was
badly damaged. Hansel Hall was
scorched. Loss $500,000. A
terriffic explosion of paints and
oil caused panic. Every building
in the block was destroyed. The
immense house of Marshall Field
& Co. was temporarily vacated.
Simultaneously with the above,
fire destroyed the Gaze millinery
and Central telephone buildings
several blocks away. Loss $350,-
THEIR MEETING AT IIILLS-
BORO ADJOURNED YES-
MOTHER OF A. C. THOMP-
SON, FORMERLY OF Mc-
KINNEY THE VICTIM.
r. M. KERR, COL. ASON COFFEE
AND h. E. SINGLETON READ
Gtnulnt rtampcd CCC. Never okl In bulk.
Beware of the dealer who trie* to tell
"•omething fust as good."
Hillsboro, Tex., Feb. 6.—The
Texas swine-breeders met at 10
o'clock yesterday morning and
began the day's session by discuss-
ing the care and management of
pigs from weaning time to mar-
keting time. The discussion was
engaged in by all the members
and lasted most of tho morning.
The opinion was that pigs should
bo first fed soft food or soaked
corn, with plenty of pasture,
gradually changing the feed until
they were ready for market, and
that it was important to have the
pigs to take on fat as early as
W. M. Kerr read a paper on
the care and management of the
pig as a preventative of disease.
His idea was plenty of water,
ample pasture and variety of
Col. Aaron Coffee advocated
the use of salt and ashes in addi-
tion to the recommendations of
In the afternoon Col. Coffee
read a paper on "The Hcg as the
Farmer's Friend." There was a
discussion of "Our l^airs as an
Educator for the Breeder and
H. E. Singleton read a paper on
"How to Advance the Swine In-
dustry of Texas."
This concluded the program,
and a motion was made recom-
mending Nat Edtnondson of
Sherman and George Lillard of
Seguin for superintendents of the
swine departments of the Dallas
and San Antonio Fairs, respec-
A motion also prevailed that
the secretary of the association
request the Dallas and San An-
tonio Fairs that the judging in
the swine departments begin on
Tuesday, instead of Monday.
H. E. Singleton made a motion,
adopted, that the association
appropriate $25 as a premium, to
be supplemented by donations,
for judging by students of tho
Agricultural and Mechanical Col-
lege in the swine department A
donation of $25 was raised among
members of the association. The
details are left to the president
and Mr. Singleton.
A motion was adopted request-
ing the San Antonio Fair Associ-
ation to drop its premium for the
heaviest hog and offer a new one
for pigs under 6 months old.
After a vote of thanks to the
secretary and citizens of Hills-
boro, the association adjourned.
Back From lirand Lodge.
lay in the yard where she fell
until help could be sent
The 8:19 train Friday night
brought in all of the McKinney
delegation to the Odd Fellows'
state meeting at San Antonio, ex-
cept J. R. Gough, who arrived
Saturday morning. They report
a grand time all around, though a
great deal of hard work was done.
The sessions of Grand Lodge
were of course first in interest to
them, but all spare time was de-
voted to sight-seeing in the his-
toric old Alamo city. Some of
them had never been there be-
fore, and this trip was indeed the
realization of a long cherished de-
sire to visit it.
The McKinneyites were honor-
ed last Monday night by an in-
vitation to attend a cako walk at
the Monger hotel, at which they
were guests, given in honor of
Miss Helen Gould who was visit-
ing in San Antonio. It Is need-
less to say they enjoyed tho occa-
Mrs. Thompson, the aged moth-
er of Prof. A. C. Thomson, for-
merly of this city but now of
Weaver, Hopkins county is criti-
cally ill from the affects of a
broken hip sustained in a fall on
the ice Friday of last week. She
stepped out in the yard when she
fell. She wus too heavy for her
daughter-in-law to carry in the
house and had to lio out in tho
yard until tho latter could go for
The weather being so cold, the
exposure incident together with
the serious iujury proved a severe
shock to tho unfortunate old lady
whose recovery is doubtful.
M rs. Thompson resided several
years in McKinney with her sons
A. (J. and E. B. Thompson who
then conducted tho Star Restau-
rant and Bakery.
Ill STAY IN
PROPOSITION TO MOVE
I. O. O. F. HEADQUAR-
the rebekah assembly install-
ed officers yesterday—
will adjourn today.
San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 6.—
There was but one subjeat of im-
portance to claim the attention of
the grand lodge I. O. O. F., at
yesterday's session, and that was
a resolution to change the head-
quarters of the grand lodge from
Dallas to Corsicana, which had
been made tho spscial order of the
dav. This question caused the
attendance of every delegate and
the flight for and against the res-
olution was a hot one from start
to finish. The morning session
was consumed in motions, and no
vote was had on the resolution
until the afternoon.
The resolution to change the
headquarters was lost bv nine
votes, and the headquarters will
remain at Dallas.
A resolution was then adopted
providing that the headquarters
shall remain at Dallas and that
all sessions shall be migratory,
going to such places each year as
the grand lodge may from time to
Another resolution was adopted
providing for holding the sessions
of the grand lodge from the first
Monday in February to the first
Monday in March.
Grand Master Gough has an-
nounced the following appoint-
Grand lodge trustee*—W. III-
ingworth, J. M. Skelton, T. L.
Peacock, Dallas; E. E. Shipley,
Montague; W. W. Strong, Hous-
Trustees of Widows and Orph-
an's Home—C. B. Sutherland and
E. A. Johnston. Corsicana; A.M.
The Rebekahs installed officers
for the ensuing yeai as follows:
President, Mrs. M. E. Wiley;
vice president, Mrs. M.E. Smith;
grand Warden. Mrs. J. B. Littler;
secretary and treasurer, Mrs.
Nannio Kclsev; grand secretary,
Mrs. J. D. Alexander.
WHOLESALE SHIPERS MET
AND VIRTUALLY ORGAN-
GROIN WW MUM OLD FffiN DX IIGIH Will M£ET NEITIN IMS
object to secure better prices
from the north at
"McKinney Grain Shippers'
Exchange" is the title of a new
association that was yirtually or-
fani/ed last week in W. B.
larrison's grain office. The
membership is composed of the
wholesale grain dealers of Mc-
Kinney, and the purpose of the
organization is to keep bettor
posted on prices fiom tho north,
and to reduce the expense of se-
curing the information that is
necessary to their business. In
the future prices will be made
to tho exchango instead of indi-
The organizaiton grow out of
tho fact that McKinney is one of
the largest distributors of grain
and feed stuffs in Texas.
W. B. Harrison is president
pro tem and as soon as tne com-
mittee appointed to draft rules
and regulations report, the asso-
ciation will become a permanent
A LARGE BOARDING HOUSE
FOR MEN ONLY DE-
STROYED BY FIRE
MRS. M. E. KILET mSl«llED Kll ESCAPE WIIS GDI OFF
stairways bubned and roomers
forced to jump from win-
dows to streets.
St. Louis, Mo.. Feb. 10.—An
early morning fire, which destroy-
ed the Empire Hotel,a large three
story lodging house at 2700 and*
2702 Olive street, occupied by
men exclusively, caused the death
of ten men and one woman and
dangerously injured eight people
yesterday. Ten or more who had
narrow escapes from death in the
fire were more or loss injured by
The stairways caught first which
cut off all means of escape and
tho roomers were forced to jump
from the windows to the streets.
It is estimated that there wero
between thirty-five and forty per-
sons in the building, and it is be-
lieved all have been accounted for.
The financial loss is nominal. It
is thought that $20,000 will cover
the damage to the building and
contents, which were destroyed.
A. L. Rcncau was a pleasant
caller at our office to renew for
his paper and to take the Globe-
Democrat at our clubbing rate.
He had with him little 6 year old
Freddie Bundy, one of the or-
phan boys who was recently
brought here from New York by
R. N. Brace. Freddie is a bright,
healthy, promising little fellow
and seems delighted with his new
home. The family of Mr. Reneau
are very much attached to him.
Ho has several chapters of the
Bible memorized and is unusual-
ly precocious in books.
>1h Kind You Haw Alwar
SUBLETTS OF DENTON
COUNTY SAID TO BE
HEIRS TO $40,000,000.
texas heirs have best counsel
obtainable to prosecute
C. W. Geers of Denton contrib-
utes to the Dallas News tho fol-
lowing interesting effort to obtain
great wealth by some Denton
Tho Subletts of Denton county,
Toxas, havo recently fallen heirs
to an estate which is situated in
St. Louis. The estate is estima-
ted to be worth $10,000,000. The
property involved is bounded by
Kings Highway and tho Old Man-
chester road, Sublett's avenue
and tho Missouri Pacific railroad
tracks. Tho tracts of land wore
known years ago as tho Sublett
farm. There were five of tho
Sublett brothers, trappers and
fur traders and mountain guidos.
They were William L., Solomon
P., Andrew W., Milton G. and
Pinkey W. Sublett. These five
boys made their home in St.
Charles county, Missouri, with
their grandfather, Col. Win.
Whitney, a Kentucky Indian
fighter and the reputed slayer of
the great Tecumseh. As they
grew up these sons made their
trips trading with the Indians and
trapping fur animals beyond the
most advanced settlements. They
blazed the Sublett trail through
the Rockies, which trail was trav-
eled by the gold hunters bound
for California in 1849. Before
1846 all five of the brothers had
left Misouri for the West, the
younger boys following their el-
ders. Some years afterward the
older brothers, William L. and
Solomon P. Sublett, returned to
Missouri and settled in St. Louis.
William L. Sublett, with the
spirit of adventure chilled in him
by advancing years, married Miss
Francis Hereford, a beautiful
woman, the daughter of an aris-
tocratic Southern planter. The
husband died in 1851, leaving a
largo estate, of which the Sublett
farm, near Old Sulphur Springs,
Mo., was a part. That is now all
inside of the oorporatc limits of
St. Louis. There was no issue,
and the property went to the
widow. In 1854, three years after
tho death of tho first husband,
the beautiful and rich youug wid-
ow married his brother, Solomon
P. Sublett, and thoy resided on
the farm untill 1857. In that
year death claimed them both
within a few years of each other.
They left two children, Francis,
a girl 3 years old, and William
Hugh, a baby 2 months old. The
two children died, leaving no is-
sue, which left the estate to tho
next of kin, who are tho Subletts.
It has been proven that they are
Lee Sublett of Stephenville,
Tex., has been here the past six
weeks, investigating the busine&s
and has the bent counsel that he
could procure. He will return to
Stephenville in a short time.
Will Not Resign.
SIXTY FOURTH ANNUAL
SESSION l.O.O. F.CLOSED
Boughatn, Mass., Feb. 10.—
Secretary Long said this morning
that he will not resign while the
navy department is under fire.
Ho said that, however, ho would
like to be relieved.
estimated that sixteen hun-
dred vi8iting odd fellows
were in san antonio.
San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 7.—
The Texas grand lodge of Odd
Fellows adjourned yesterday af-
ternoon to meet at Dallas in 1903.
The day was chiefly taken ur by
routine business and getting ready
for final adjournment. A consti-
tutional amendment was submit-
ted providing that sessions of the
grand lodge shall convene on the
first Monday in April, tho matter
going over under the law for ac-
tion at the next session.
A gold medal which had been
offered for tho best delivery of
the past grand's ritual wat; award-
ed to B. ,1. llubbard of Kaufman
and was presented in tho presence
of the grand lodge by Past Grand
The board of official instructors
reported that twenty-five past
grands bad passed an examina-
tion with a record of 100 and re-
commended thoy be granted cer-
tificates as official instructors,
which was done. Ten lady offi-
cial instructors were also appoint-
ed for the Rebekah work.
The committee on finance re«
ported the expenses of the ses-
sion to be a little more than
Veteran's jewels were present-
ed to several members of the
order for twenty-five years' con-
It M jestimated that a,bout 1,600
visiting Odd Fellows have been in
the oitv durin the session. Sev-
eral left yesterday for their homes
but a large number will remain
today in order to visit places of
interest iu and about the city.
THROCKMORTON CAMP t;
C. V. RECEIVES MEMBER
WHO WAS A SEAMAN
ON THE 0iVfmm
a thrilling experience relate
—interesting meeting prom-
ised for next sunday.
It is a rare occurrence that v
get a member in our camp out <
the usual order. A few days ag
however, we enrolled R. I
Scott of Nevada, a seaman in t
confederate navy, who was <
board the Alabama at the time
her destruction by the Kersai
off the coast of France near Ch
barge. He had a narrow esca
both in the fight and in the wat
but was rescued and went to Ei
land where he embarked on
blockade runner that was sunk
the mouth of the Rio Grande,
afterward enlisted with the for
in Texas and served the rema
der of the war.
W. T. Moore, Commandei j
C. II. Lake, Adjutant.
Tbla signature Is on overy hoc of the f*t
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