The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 27, 1902 Page: 1 of 8
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McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1902.
VOL. 19, NO. 4.
REASONS FOR NOT ACCEPT-
ING INVITATION TO
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UNABLE TO ATTEND FAMILY REUN-
ION IN THIS CITY DURING U. C.
V. REUNION AT DALLAS.
The following reply has been
received from Judge Sam J.
Kirkpatrick of Jonesboro, Tenn ,
to an invitation to atteud the
coming great ex-confederate re-
union at Dallas and also attend a
family reunion in this city. He
is a brother of Dr. O. II. Kirk-
patrick. and a cousin of E. W.
Kirkpatrick besides having other
I appreciate keenly your wish
and desire to have mo visit you,
and you may be assured for more
reasons than you can conceive,
why such a visit would bo exceed-
ingly grateful to me. I reali/e
iiat I am growing old, and that
iy dajs are hastening rapidly to
1 a close, and that, the friendly in-
tercourse and recognitions that
will occur in this world between
me and those whom I respect and
love, must do so soon; and from
one point of view, there is little,
apparently, in the way of mv mak-
ing the trip to Texas; but on the
other liana, there are to me, al-
most unsuperable difficulties.
Of course, I have the money to
. pay my expenses.
I could,, without much incon-
venience, tftke Jiefof my business
for the brief season" required, and
probably nothing of consequence
would result from my doing so,
to the harm or detriment or my
plans or business. But, my hoalth
is not robust, and even with-
in the past week or two, it
has given signs of uncertainty,
that are not pleasant; and then
the dread of tne long trip, even
with all the comforts and con-
veniences of modern travel, the
absence from home, are to me
very serious considerations.
If I were on the ground and at
home, the reunion would, I have
no doubt, give me much pleasure;
but, I would not select that occa-
sion as the one to make a visit to
you. The two excitements and
the demands of the two occasions
combined, would he more than 1
would care to assume. I never
[) expect to make my home in Tex-
]/N as, though if I were a younger
man by half than I am, I think it
highly probable that I would do
so, as I believe Texas will eventu-
ally be one of the greatest and
foremost of the grout family-hood
of states; so my visit to you would,
be for no other purpose than to
see you and be with you as kins-
people, and those nearer to inc
than any others in the world, ex-
cept my own family. From this
source, I would expect to derive
very groat pleasure. This view
/may seem to you a little selfish,
and you may think that I am un-
der as strong obligations to visit
you as rests upon you to visit me
and the people here, but if you
will reflect a moment, you will
eee that this is not so. This is
your home and country above all
Hero the tender recollections of
your childhood—your own and
your father's, the homo and place
of your ancestry and many other
such things, draw you here, as
the fir^t place in the world. This
view I tried to enforce on your
father when here, and I think he
appreciates it. Because I have
had to decline your invitation, I
again say, so" considerately and
thoughtfully given, is the reason
why I ha/e stated so much
at length the foregoing.
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Educate Your Bowels.
* Your bowels can be trained as well
as your muscles or your brain. Cas*
carets Candy Cathartic train your
bowels to do right. Genuine tablets
stamped C. C. C. Never sold in
bulk. All druggists, toe.
SELECTED LA8T FRIDAY BY
THE METHODISTS FOR
ROCK HILL CHURCH
BETHEL CHURCH WILL BE MOVED
TO BE HELD AT USUAL PLACE
Friday a committee repre-
senting the Methodist Church,
South, selected a site at Prosper
for their new church building.
Dr. A. T. Bryant of this city
donated a lot but the committee
decided to havo more room, so
bought another one by it* side.
Tho committee was composed of
Charles Smith, Chris Settle and
Bob Crockett who were assisted by
Rev. L. L. Naugle, pastor , in
charge, and Presiding Eider F.A.
Rosser. The Rock Hill church
will be moved at once to its now
site in Prosper. Two desirable
lots have been purchased by the
same denomination in this new
town of Emmorson to which the
Bethel church will bo moved.
Contracts have already been let
for moving both of these church-
es to their new locations.
The church will retain its land,
about 15 acres, at Bethel which
will continue to bo used for camp-
meeting purposes as it has been
tho custom to hold every summer
for many years past.
WILL DEVOTE FIRST FOUR
WEEKS TO CIVIL
I. COURT ORDER B08I
remaining three weeks will be
given to the criminal
County Attorney Wallace
Hughston has received the fol-
lowing letter from .ludge J. E
Dillard, of lvuufman, relative to
the next term of district court
which opens in this city Monday,
"Kaufman, l'ex., Fob. 10,1902.
—Wallace Hughston, Esq., M<-
Kinney. Tex. Dear Sir: Yours
of 17th, inst. has just been re-
ceived and its contents dul v noted.
After mature deliberation I have
concludod to devote tho first four
weeks of your court to the trial
of civil cases and the three remain-
ing weeks to tho trial of crimi-
nal cases, and you are authorized
to inform the clerk and attorneys
and parties litigunt of my inten-
tion to thus disposo of tho busi-
ness before your court.
J. E. Dillard."
Three Editor Visitors.
Editors E. K. Rudolph of tho
Van Alstyno News, James Ru-
dolph of tho Gainesville Messen-
ger and Charles W. Parker of the
Sherman Register nil spent the
day Sunday in this city, the
guests of relatives. All of these
jolly knights uf tho quill arc old
McKinney boys each of whom is
meeting with merited success in
their respective adopted home
THE LATE C.B.MOORE LEFT
A WILL WHICH IS OF UN-
John A. Walden Here.
Ex-County Clerk Jno. A. Wal-
den, formerly of this county, but
now of Abilene, was in the city
Monday. He holds a position with
a big dry goods linn at his new
REQUESTED THAT NO BOND BE RE*
The will of the late C.B.Moore
who died Nov. 25, 1001, at his
homo near Chambersville, this
county, was probated Saturday.
On account of its unique charac-
ture wo print it below as it will
bo of interest to our readers. The
deceased, always, aftor his signa-
ture to asy document gave his
age. The will is written in the
hund writing of the deceased:
"Advulorem, six miles north of
McKinney, Colliu county, Texas,
Sept. 30th, 1901. 4 a. m., mercury
t)().—I, Charles Bingley Moore,
now 79 years old, and near
the age at which my father
and three of my grand-
parents died, and being worn out,
so far as labor is concerned, can
expect to live but a short time.
And wishing to avoid trouble und
expense in winding up my estate
1 hereby give my present circum-
stances und state my will and wish
for the future.
"Years ago I wrote my will and
had it witnessed, sealed and de-
Kosited with J. M. Pearson of
IcKinney, but having lived long-
er than 1 expected, I now hereby
purpose executing in part and ab-
rogating the rest of that will.
"My family now consists of my-
self, my wife, Mary Ann Moore,
now 59 years old, and Linnet
Moore, our only child, now 21
years old. Years ago wo gavo
Linnet near one hundred acres of
land. She sold twenty-five acres
to A. L. Priest, and with the pro-
ceeds built a house and oponed a
farm now rented to Tom Deriek.
Wo now give her one hundred
acres off the east end of my 350
acre tract joining her farm and
$300.00, and a filly, known as
"Having full confidence in
Mary's financial ability, I hereby
direct that at my death she shall
take full charge of our estate,
land,stock,tools,mone\ and notes,
and absolutely own andcontroll it
as her and 1 do now, and dispose
of it at her will and pleasure.
Birdie McGee, our neice, now
lives with us and I hereby com-
mend her to Mary's liberality.
It is my wish and desire that
Mary, my wife, act as my execu-
trix and that no bond whatever
bo required of her us such execu-
trix, and when my will is probat-
ed und un inventory und apprais-
mont of ray estate is tiled that no
further action be tuken by the
county court in Hie further ud-
ministration of my estate.
"Being hetrodox in most every
thing, not believing in revolution,
God, or devil, I wish to bo buried
us my father, mother, brothers
and sisters were buried, without
"C. B. Moore."
A BIG CROWD .GATHERED
AT COURT HOU8E TO
will he sent to prince henry
with southern pacific
Prof. Attwuter of the Southern
Pacific has received instructions to
gather all the early struwberries
that he can get his hands on and
have them ready to forward to
Agent McKinley of the Southern
Pacific in Chicago. They will be
served at the banquet to be ten-
dered Princo llenry in tho Windy
City und will come with the com-
plunonts of the Southern Pacific
of what Texas cun do in tho win-
THE BEBTj GOVERNMENT MAKES IT
HARDEST TO DO WRONG AND
EASIEST TO DO RIGHT.
The prohibition campaign was
formaly opened Friday night at
the court house with Ouincy Lee
Morrow, a national prohibition
orator as the leading speaker.
Every seat was occupied and many
remained standiug throughout
the meeting. Owing to the fact
that Mr. Morrow could not arrive
until the 8:15 north bound train
Joseph Chancy, u gruy haired,able
champion of the anti-suloon cru-
sade kept the audience intensely
interested with his steady blows.
When Mr. Morrow arrived the
uudionce in their eugerness gave
hirn a royal welcome, lie plung-
ed into the subject and fully met
the expectation of his hearers.
The plain proposition was the
homo vs the suloon. Which will
you vote for? The commercial
argument of tho opposition /was
fully Jand completely dispatched
seemingly to the satisfaction of
One quotation especially fioin
Gladstone, the eminent English
statesman,struck tho writer as the
wholo thing in a nutshell. It was
the definition of "the best" gov-
ernment by that distinguished in-
dividual which is about as follows:
"That government is the best
which makes it the hardest for a
citizen to do wrong and tho easi-
est to do right."
He told of the little girl who
)rayed to the Lord to keep her
irothers from trapping the little
)irds. In her prayer she repeat-
edly said, ''Lord I know you
will not allow brother to trap any
more birds." The little girl's
mother said, "Darling, why are
you so confident that the Lord
will not ullow brother to trap uny
more birds." "Just because
Mama, I went out this afternoon
and smashed tho old trap to
pieces!" The audience saw tho
point and applauded.
Mr. Morrow addressed a big
uudienc at the court house at 2 p.
m. Saturday, also at night. At
each meeting Chairman J.L.Greer
announced that it was false that
the prohibition campaign was in-
augurated in the interest of any
particular candidate. Ho further
said that the stutement that the
"white man's primary" move-
ment was the outgrowth of pro-
hibition was false. The names
signed to the petition and the
ones who circulated it wore the
ones to judge the charucter of its
Joe Pendleton Pardoned.
IMPORTANT FINANCIAL UN-
DERTAKING IS ON
■dnc«t0 Your Bowel* With Ommrttii
Candy Cathartic, euro constipation forever.
Wo,a8o. M O O. O. fail, druggist*refund motMf
On Thursday Governor Sayers
granted a full pardon to Joo Pen-
dleton, who was convictcd at tho
last March term of court for for-
gerv and sentenced for two years
in the penitentiary. Pendleton
attempted to cash a note at the
Greenville National bunk thut
purported to have been signed by
E. L. Pendleton ot Farmersville
and a Mr. McNutt of this county.
As the bunk ofliciuls did not be-
lieve tho signature of E. L. Pen-
dleton to be genuino they asked
him ubout it by telephoue und
were told thut he had not signed
it. Payment was refused and
Pendleton hid out for a time, but
was afterwards captured. His
pnrdon is duo to tho ceaseless ef-
forts of his wife who has stood
faithfully by him in his trouble.
The Kind You Hits Always bougnt
ORGANIZED TO DEVELOP PROSPECTS
IN PRESIDIO COUNTV--CITIZEN8
On last Monday ovening at 2
o'clock those interested in the
mining claims secured near Shaf-
ter, in Presido county, Texas, met
and organized the Slmfter Min-
ing & Milling Co., with a capital
stock of $100,000 divided into 100-
000 shares, at one dollnr ouch, full
puid und non-ussessnble.
J. O. Kuyrkendall, Leonard;
J. E. Leeper, Bonlium; W. L.
Ramsey, Sarn R. Hamilton, W.
M. Windom, X. T. Hicks, R, S.
Riko, G. B. Ford and Jas. H.
Hicks were elected directors.
J. O. Kuyrkendall was elected
president; J. E. beeper, first vice-
president: W. M. Windom, sec-
ond vice president; Sam R. Ham-
ilton, secretary and treasurer,
und W. L. Rumsey, manager.
A suitable form of charter and
code of by-laws wore approved,
und in due time will be tiled.—
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
OF THE M . E CHUBCH
DR. J. H. MCLEAN, WHO HAS AT"
TENDED 8EVF.N QUADRKNNIAL
MEETINGS, TELLS OF IT.
LETTER TO pENISON BOIL-
t 1" Hlmi-t.-l '
on government contracts and
At the meeting of the Brother-
hood of Boilermakers und Iron
Ship Builders lust night, one up-
plication for membership wus re-
ceived und u committee, consist-
ing of Robt. Rosbottom, Thos.
Conley and C. Schilb was ap-
pointed from other orders to lay
plans for the organization in Don-
lson of a Trades und Labor coun-
Tho Sun printed seme days ago
the resolutions passed by this
lodge and forwarded to our con-
gressman protesting against con-
gress letting tho contracts for
building the nuvy of tho U. S. to
privuto contractors alone ami
strongly asserting that Uncle Sam
should build all or at loast a part
of his own warships. Tho fol-
lowing letter received from Con-
f[ressman Randell was rend to the
odgo by Secretary Rosbottom.
Washinton. D. C.. Feb. 11, 1902.
Mr. Robt. Rosbottom, Secrctury,
Dear Sir:- The resolutions of the
Boiler Makers and Iron Ship
Builders, Sunset Lodge No. 209,
Donison, Texas received.
I look with favor upon tho
proposition for tho government to
build its own ships or at leust u
purl of them, und, with tho pres-
ent lights before me, will favor
such a measure.
I am also in favor of Chinese
exclusion, and of all salutary
measures in general, in the inter-
est of the laboring men, and in
tho direction of keeping the Unit-
ed States a nation of pure Cau-
With highest icgurds, I urn
Yours very truly,
C. B. Rundcll.
Dr. J. H. McLean, pastor of the
Mothodist Episcopal Church
South at McKinney and who was
presiding elder here for four years,
was in tho city yesterday and said
concerning tho coming conference
of the Methodist Church:
"The approaching general con-
ference of the Methodist Episco-
pal Church South, which is to
meet in this city on tho 7th of May
to continue in session three or 4
weeks, will be the eighth quad-
raennial meeting of this body
which I have attended (if permit-
ted to bo at this)—seven times as
a delegate and once as a visitor,
having attended the General Con-
ference in Xew Orleans in 1866.
"It is my opinion thut this ap-
proaching conference will bo more
largely attended than any previous
one, nnd bo fraught with as much
interest. There will bo live issues
involving progressive legislation,
church polity and administration.
The regular attendance upon
the conference,embracing the del -
egates and their immediate fami-
lies and friends, will not be less
than twelve or fifteen hundred—
while tho entire attendance of
comers and goers, on special oc-
casions and at special rates, will
not full far short of one hundred
thousand—as this will be the first
meeting of this, the highest assem-
bly of this great and populous
church west of St. Louis.
"The delegation will bo com-
posed of prominor.t, und many
distinguished, ministers and lay-
men of the South, extending from
Baltimore on the East to San
Francisco on the West, with dis-
tinguished representatives of oth-
er Methodist bodies throughout
the South, tho North, and from
Canada and England, and mis-
sionaries from China, Japan, Co-
rea, Brazil, Mexico and ull purts
of the world.
"The city of Dallas should spare
no pains or means to entertain in
the best possible manner this dis-
tinguished cosmopolitan guther-
mg—from n finunciul standpoint-
saying nothing of tho high nnd
holy interest in which they meet
and the distinguished service to
bo rendered from tho platform
and pulpit- I can anticipate no
bettor opportunity or occusion for
udvertising the udvuntuges und re-
sources of the city and state, than
may bo rnude by wise, judicious
und liberal provisions for accom-
modation und entertainment of
this great religious gathering corn-
posed of representatives from all
parts of tho world, and represent-
ing in its composition, not only
the ministry, and missions, und
education, but distinguished men
of all professions and ull lines of
business. Let the city seize this
golden opportunity with nvidity
und make the best of it.—Dallas
Prof Attwater Mere.
Prof. II. P. Attwater who hns
chnrge of the grout Attwater e: -
hibit in the employ of the South-
ern railway at Houston was in the
city Friday evening the guest of
E. W. Kirkpatrick.
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Thompson, F. C. The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 27, 1902, newspaper, February 27, 1902; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth192109/m1/1/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.