The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 20, 1902 Page: 1 of 8
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McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1902.
VOL. 19, NO. 3.
EMPIRE LODGE CONFERRED
DEGREES ON SEVEN-
FOUNDER OF CARLTON COL-
LEGE AT BONHAM AND A
1 visitors from almost every
part of countt—coyer8 laid
for hundred amd fifty.
Thursday night's attendance was
the largest known in the history
of Empire Lodge No. 08 I. O. O.
F. It was the occasion of the
conferring of degrees on 17 can-
didates for Culleoka Lodge
which was recently organized.
Arrangements for the work had
been made several days before
hand, and all preparations for
entertaining the visitors at a ban-
Two-thirds of the Odd Fellow
lodges in tne county were repre
sented in this gathering. They
were here from Wylie, Nevada,
Blue Ridge, Walnut Grove, Al-
len, Farmersville, Princeton, Ar-
dath, Ro«k Hill and Celina.
One of the finest features of
the evening was an address by
by Grand Master J. R. Gough.
He spoke enthusiastically of the
work done at the recent session
of Grand Lodge and the report
showing the growth of the order
to be phenominal.
The following candidates wore
taken through all of the degrees:
W. C. Cosby, John Nicholes, T.
D. Donihoo, J. M. Milam, Steve
Hobbins, W. E. Bowen. U. G.
Litten. J. C. Merideth, J. D.
Hogge, T. J. Townsend, Gorden
Renfro. Prof. T. B. Simpson, A.
B. Wilburn, W. S. Moore, J.
Kessee, of Culleoka, and N.
Burton and S. H. Guffee
All of the charter members
Culleoka lodge were present,
eluding Wm. Collis, N. G-, J. F.
Coleman, secretary, and Dr. T.
G. Boorman, treasuier.
The degree work was complet-
ed at 12 o'clock, when the lodge
was closed, and took up line of
march to the Wade hotel where
the following menu was served
to abt ut one hundred and fifty:
Turkey Cranberry Sauce
Celery Salid Chicken Salid
Irish Potato Croquets
Sweet and Sour Pickels
Ice Cream Cake
While the banquet was in prog-
ress* sweet strains of music fur-
nished by DeArmond Bros, n d
Boone floated out from a hidden
recess to the rear of the dining
When it was announced that
Mrs. Wade was to prepare the
banquet it was generally acceded
that it would be first class in ev-
ery respect, and it was a succesri
Contributions Coming In.
ton Camp 109 U. C. V.—The
commander announces with pleas-
ure that Allen has been the first
to respond to the call of the camp
for contributions for the Dallas
reunion with $73.75.
McKinney has over $100 and is
still raising more for the love and
esteem they bear the ex-Confed-
erateg, for the honor of Texas,
for their own self respect. Let
our people contribute liberally,
that we may give our old com-
rades royal welcome at Dallas
April 22-25, 1902.
W. T. Moore,
minister for over half century
1auoht school in m'kinney
durino thh war.
Professor Charles Carlton of
Bon ham died at 5 o'clock last
The deceased was the founder
and president of Carlton College.
He had been a minister of the
Christian church for more than
fifty years. His entire life had
been devoted to the cause of edu-
cation, and hundreds of the best
men and women throughout the
state, in every vocation of life are
indebted to him for their ambition
and success in the battle of life.
He was an Englishman by birth
but had probably spent 05 years
in the country of his choice. He was
a "Grand old man" and no per-
son ever came in contact with him
without being the better by it.
The burial will take place at
Bonham tomorrow at 2 o'clock.
♦'Uncle Charlie," as ho was
familiarly known, taught school
in McKinney one year during the
war. He has numerous friends
in this city and county who will
learn with genuine sorrow of the
passing of this grand old mau.
GABE BECK, HIS FAITHFUL
FRIEND, WORKED HARD
FOR HIS RELEASE.
HABEAS CORPUS M HELD
1118 bond for $10,000 signed by
three wealthy men of
Gabe Beck returned from Aid-
more, I. T., Sunday afternoon,
where he had been to assist in
getting Mood Bel lew, who is charg-
ed with killing his landlord,releas-
ed from jail.
Mr. Beck was deputy U. 8.
marshal in the Territory for sev-
eral years and has many friends
there, and it was through his
influence that a habeas corpus
trial was granted.
The trial was completed Satur-
day evening about 6 o'clock, and
in ten minutes afterward a bond
of $10,000 was signed by Sobe
Lewis, John Fitzhugh and Jim
Houser, three of the wealthiest
and most influential men of the
On being solicitod bj Mr. Beck
to sign the bond, they said "no
wait until we hear the trial."
After heating the evidence the
judge said "Belew'is certainly en-
titled to boud," and the three
men mentioned above, without
hesitancy put their names to the
Mr. Beck says the evidence
plainly shows that the killing was
done purely in self defense.
Mr. Bellew has returned to his
home fifteen iniles from Ardmore,
and will proceed to plant his
crop, and carry out his plans for
the year's work.
> The Kind You Have Always Bought
DICK ALLEN, JR. /
At six months old. Weight thirty-oue pounds. Little son of (R.
R. Dick) Allen of McKinney.
R. Q. MILLS IN WASHINGTON.
went on the floor of the
house, but paid no visit to
Washington, February, 14.—
Former Senator Roger Q. Mills
of Corsicana has been in Washing-
ton for two or three weeks on a
visit to his daughter. Not until a
day or two ago did any of the Tex-
as delegation know of his pres-
ence here, as he did not come
near the capitol until yesterday,
when he walked into tho House
and occupied the seat of Repre-
sentative Cooper for a few min-
utes. He did not visit tho Senate
chamber at all. The Senator had
-nothing to say, but it is stated that
he is a frequent visitor to the Con-
gressional Library, where he is
fathering material for his book,
t is understood that - Col. Mills'
stay in Washington is indefinite.
HON. JOHN L. GOODHAN DEAD
he war once legislative repre-
sentative from dallas
Rockwall, Tex.. Feb. 14.—Hon.
John L. Goodman, member of
the Legislature from tho Dallas-
Rockwall Flotorial District, died
at his country home about seven
miles south of this place Wednes-
day night. Mr. Goodman came
to Texas from Georgia about the
yeai 1875, and located in the
southern part of the county,where
he has since lived.
He never took any active part
in politics until the campaign of
1898 when he announced himself
a candidate for' the Legislature.
He represented this Flotorial dis-
trict, composed of Dallas and
Rockwall counties, in the Twen-
ty-sixth Legislature and in 1900
was re-elected to succeed himself
in the Twenty-soventh Legisla-
C?* ^ €' C' C,C'C'C>C'^>C'€' C* C' C' C'€*€*C'
IF I SHOULD DIE TO-NIOHT.
If I should die tonight
My friends would look upon my quiet face
Before they laid it in its resting place,
And deem that death had left it almost fair;
And laying snow white flowers against my hair
Would smooth it down with careful tenderness,
And fold my hands with lingering caress;
Poor hands, so empty and so cold tonight!
If I should die tonight
My friends would call to mind with loving thought
Some kindly deed the icy hands had wrought;
Some gentle work tho frozen lips had said,
Errands on which the willing feet had sped;
The memory of my selfishness and pride,
My hasty words would all be put aside,
And so I should be loved and mourned tonight.
If 1 should die tonight
Even hearts enstranged would turn once more to trie
Recalling other days remorsefully;
The eves that chill me with averted glance
And so often in the old familiar way,
For who could war with dumb, unconscious clay'.'
So I might rest, forgiven of all tonight.
O, friends, I pray tonight
Keep not your kisses for the dead, cold brow;
Tho way is lonely—let me feel them now.
Think gently of me: I am travel worn;
My faltering feet are pierced with many a thoin:
Forgive, O hearts enstranged. forgivei plead!
When dreamless rest is mine I shall not need
The tenderness for which I long tonight.
—Belle Eugenia Smith.
CLAIMS AGAINST CHARLES
BUSH SUBMITTED YES-
stock ordered soli) in bulk
—sealed bids to be re-
The first meeting of the credit-
ors Charles Bush who filed a pe-
tition in bankruptcy on Jan. 29,
was held in the court house
Saturday before Hon, F. B. Dil-
lard of Sherman, referee in bank-
ruptcy for the Eastern District of
Mr. Bush was represented by
Col. J. M. Pearson, while the
different creditors were represent-
ed by Abernathy & Beverly, R. C.
Merrit, Garnett & Smith, Jen-
kins & McClcllau, and Hon. J. L.
Edwin Poggett was appointed
trustee and his bond set at $5000.
The stock was ordered to be sold
in bulk, and the trustee to adver-
tise in Dallas News for sealed bids
to be received until 12 o'clock
R. T. Soav and J. P. Thomas
of McKinney and Hugh Murphy
of Sherman were appointed ap-
praisers. It is thought that the
stock will invoice more than was
JOHN L. SIIEPPARD OF THE
DISTRICT VERY SICK
1118 wife on the way to see him
v—his son present—texas
WILL REMAIN DRY.
petition to order prohibition
election in ellis county
Waxahachie, Tex., Feb. 13.—A
petition for a local option election
in school district No. 89 (town of
Clemma) was presented to the
commissioners' court here today,
but was rejected, the court refus-
ing to order the election on ac-
count of an insufficient number
of signers to the petition. The
district is now dry, having voted
for prohibition about two years
ago. A remonstrating petition
was also filed.
Bean th« Kind You Haw Always Bought
LOST HIS LIFE IN THE FIRE.
a rockwall county man burned
to death in his home.
Rockwall, Tex., Feb. 15.—At
an early hour Friday morning
Frank Copeland, residing with his
three children about three miles
north of town, discovered that
his house was on fire. He rcs-
cucd'his children andr iturned in-
to the house for some of his ef-
fects and was burned to death.
IIis body was charred beyond rec-
Get What You Ask For!
When yon ask for Cascarets Candy
Cathartic be sure you get them.
Genuine tablets stamped C. C. C.
Never sold in bulk. A subsfitutor is
always a^heat and a fraud. Beware I
All druggists; zoc.
Washington, Feb. 17.—Repre-
sentative John L.- Sheppard of
the Third district of Texas, is
critically ill at his residence, 119
K street. His wife, who has been
at Texarkana all the winter, is on
her way to Washington. Morris
II. Sheppard, the eldest son ar-
rived yesterday from the Charles-
ton Exposition to find his father
unconscious. It was tho first in-
timation he had of tho attack.
Judge Sheppard was stricken
about 10 o'clock yesterday morn-
ing. He had convulsions and
mcdioal aid was immediately
summoned. The physician stated
that Judgo Sheppard was suffer-
ing from an acute attack of kid-
ney disease, complicated with
heart trouble. Ho pronounced
tho condition of the patient to be
critical and advised that mem-
bers of his family bo notified
which was done.
The only member of the Judge's
family in town when the attack
came was Paul Sheppard,who has
been attending school at Ashville.
At noon Morris Sheppard arrived.
Members of the Texas delega-
tion were notified and all of them
called to make inquiries a* to the
patient's condition. Tho physi-
cians informed them of the na-
ture of tho malady and that if he
rallied it would be necessasy for
hiitv to go to Florida or elsewhere
in tho South for several weeks.
JAS. D. COTTRELL TELLS
OF ITS AMBITIONS AND
H Oil IIUS ASSURED
boring for artesian water-
waterworks extension 18
Hon. Jas. D. Cottrell of Piano,
who is attending county court,
paid this office a visit. Be-
sides being a candidate for legis
lativo honors, Mr. Cottrell also
harbors lofty aspirations for the
thrifty littlo city to our south in
which he makes his homo.
Speaking of its enterprise, he
recounted several good things in
store for Piano. Among the
most important mentioned was
tho establishment of a cotton seed
oil milt which in all probability
will be in operation in time for
the next season. A mass meeting
call signed by over ono hundred
substantial citizens is out for the
28th, inst., at which tho enter-
prise will take definite shape.
Outside capital is desired for
experience to assure success for
the mill, but if outside capital
does not respond, home capital
will go ahead anyhow. All are
determined that Piano shall have
On the 11th inst. the town de-
cided by nearly an unanimous
vote to issue bonds to sink an ar-
tesian well and to extend the wa-
terworks. A dam furnishes the
present water supply, but purer
and more abundant water is
wanted by the city.
S. H. FOX
he will make the race for
county commissioner again.
We are authorized to announce
Sam H. Fox for re-election to
the office of county commissioner
precinct 1. It is a waste of
wordj to make any introductory
remarks concerning him to our
readers. No man is better or
more favorably known to our peo
pie than Sam Fox. His nanio is
synonymous with rugged honesty
and absolute integrity. In the
discharge of public duty, he is
conservative, painstaking, con-
scientious and always solicitous
for the best interests of his con-
stituency. It was his intention
until recently to retire at tho close
of his present term, but yielding
to strong pressure of friends and
many constituents, he reconsider-
ed )and submits his candidacy
This is one instance in reality
where a man becomes a candidate
as a result of being solicited to
make the race. If elected, he
promises the same fidelity to duty
iu the future that has character-
ized his official career in the past,
and ho will appreciate any as-
sistance that may be rendered
Will Locate in Seattle.
C. S. Battlo who has been a
member of tho Carter-Battle
Wholesalo Grocer firm of Fort
Worth for six years, recently sold
his interest in the business.
He left Sherman Tuesday with i
hisjfamily for a several months'
sojourn in California, after which
he will go to Seattle,Washington,
Mr. Battle was almost raised in
McKinney, and was for a nutnher
of years a prominent business man
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