The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 10, 1902 Page: 1 of 8
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McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1902.
VOL. 19, NO. 10.
mented On By A Mcktnney
Citizen Who Visited There.
'mo smcomi in hems him cmii mjgiist 20
rns Many Times the Wealth of
I Denton—The Need is A Press-
hie of our citizens in speaking
a reeent visit to Denton, cont-
ented most favorably and justly
the liberal spirit displayed by
people of that city. They
lilt handsome ward schools of
lick and atone out of the goner*
taxes and then, by private sub-
riptions, erected a college build-
[g worth $50,000 which the legis-
ture accepted as a gift and cu-
rved as a State Normal School.
IMore recently when the statute
Ins passed establishing a Girl's
Industrial School, Denton made
fer of $25,000 and secured
location. While the latter
m was being raised the, body of
>hn Denton (from whom the
unty and city receive their
itue)was discoverd, and, with iiu-
>sing ceremonies, was re-interred
the public square and about
'ice the amount invested in our
irocktnorton pedistal, has been
jpended in a ground work upon
picb it is contemplated to erect
)xt fall a suitable monument at
lost of $7500. Incidentally let
sav that the court house on the
|uare cost $130,000 and is a beau-
Denton now has about 1800 stu-
>nts of all ages and, when thein-
istrial school gets under way in
'03, she expects to have from 25-
) to 3000, who with the several
tiff* of teachers and the coming
id going of parents and friends
\ll make a most acceptable sourco
| (income equal to what a largo
Ldtory* Would bring, to say noth-
|g of the heads of families who
[e seeking homes in that city.
The citizens are justly proud of
jeir town and are reaping the
Invest of their liberality. The
tra efforts once made have se-
id an enviable source of pros-
jrity for all time.
McKinney may be said to own
it one school and that built ex-
(usively out of the taxes of her
sople. An effoi t was made some
>ars ago to 611 the pressing want
Inch was felt for something more
id a building was erected but it
t ifs heen allowed to pass into the
inds of an individual who rents
I $or his private profit. Were it
at for the unexampeled energy
id perseverence of the two gen-
men at present in charge of it,
le building would be applied to
tber uses. How it is held open
an enigma. A small amount of
oney—less than one twelfth of
f'^at has been freely given by
I jftton—would place tho institu-
f jyn on a safe and permanent bas-
| We invite serious consider-
lon of this subject. McKinnoy
was many times the wealth of
lentoo, the need is pressing, the
luse most laudable.
Was Shot With a Winchester Ri-
fle at Merkel Monday.
Deceased Was a Son of Ben Bac-
cus and Son-in-Law of Wm.
Duncan of Lebanon.
Frank Baccus was shot and
killed with a Winchester rifle
near Merkel, Taylor county, Mon-
day. The reports are very mea-
gre, not even disclosing the name
of the party who committed the
deed. Mr. Baccus lived in this
county, near Lebanon for a loug
while. He was a son of Ben Bac
eus and a nephew of Geofrey
Baccus who live at Lebanon, and
married a daughter of Wm. Dun-
can who lives there. He leaves a
wife and five children.
G. R. Pettis, charged with tho
murder of Frank Baccus last
Mondav, waived an examining
trial before .Judge Miller of Mer
kel Saturday aud was held to
await the action of the grand jury
G. J. Barlow has Returned From
a Trip to Washington.
Chief Executive Says He Will
Appoint the Houston Man to
Saturday J. C. Moore received
receipt for $23.40 and a letter
rom C. L. Martin of Dallas, sec-
tary of Texas Reunion Associa-
on. This amount sent by Mr.
|r. Moore a few days ago makes
^wotal of $290.45 contributed by
fbroekmorton Camp for tbe en-
Jrtainmcnt of the ex-Co nfeder-
es at the Dallas reunion, and
ote Will be collected yet.
G. 1. Barlow has returned from
a visit to Washington City. This
was tho first trip of Mr. Barlow
to the Nation's capital and he says
was a very pleasant and profitable
one. He had the pleasure of
meeting quite a number of public
men, xisited tho house of Repre-
sentatives, saw the Nation's pub-
lic buildings and especially was
ho grateful in meeting and having
a brief conference with President
Roosevelt. His already good
opinion of the president was ad-
vanced after meeting him. He
says that he is void of ostentation,
very affable, quick and pointed in
his conversation with no show of
hypocrisy. During the few
minutes talk tho president spoke
kindly of Texas and her people,
bespeaking a bright future for
the Lone Star Commonwealth.
The president announced can-
didly his intention of appointing
Hon. Waller Burns to the now
federal judgeship. Mr. Burns is
a nephew of J. W. Thomas of
Mr. Barlow was a candidate
for tbe McKinney postoffico which
prize fell to 11. E. Smith, the
present incumbent. Mr. Barlow
says he is not grieving over the
loss but is rather pleased with his
Hon. Nelse Grisham was in
Washington at tho same time at-
tending to some private business
and has also returned.
Many Sohoal Children are Slekly-
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders
for children used by Mother Gray
a nurse in Children's Home, New
York, break up cold in 24 hours,
cure feverishness, Headache,
stomach troubles, teething disord-
ers and destroy worms. At all
druggists, 25c. Sample mailed
free. Address Allen S. Olmsted,
LeRoy .N, Y.
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Craver of
Climax were in the city Monday.
Meeting Held in McKinney Satur-
day-Time Set for Convention.
Rules Ooverning the Selection of
a Congressional Nominee.
Q. R. Smith Chairman.
The congressional executive
committee of this district conven-
ed iu McKinney Saturday when
the following proceedings were
Committee called to order by
Jno. T. Suggs, from Grayson,who
was elected temporal'} chairman.
There were present C. F. Steven-
son from Hunt, 11. A. Finch from
Collin, John T. Suggs from Gray-
son. Judge Tburman of Fauuiu
could not bo present, but was
represented by proxy. G. K.
Smith of Collin was elected per-
manent chairman. The following
resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That a democratic
candidate for congress in this dis-
trict shall bo selected in the fol-
lowing manner, to-wit:
First. The names of all can-
didates for said nomination shall
be placed upon the democratic
tickets to be voted on at tho time
and place of holding the county
democratic primaries in the sever-
al counties composing said dis-
trict respectively, and the candi-
date receiving the highest aggre-
gate vote of all the counties com-
bined shall be declared tho nomi-
Second. The democratic con-
gressional committee in each
county composing the district
shall certify to tho chairman of
the democratic congressional coin-
mil tee the total number of votes
polled for congressman in his
county, and the number of votes
received by such candidate.
Third. The returns of said
election shall be canvassed and
the result declared by the con-
gre ssional convention this day
called to convene at Greenville,
on the 20th day of August, A. D.
1902, at 1:30 p. m.
Fourth. In the event any
county shall not hold a primary
for the selection of county offi-
cers. the chairman of the commit-
tee shall have the power to call a
primary election in such county
for the purpose of nominating a
candidate for congress.
Industrial Schools for Girls.
Denton, Texas, April 2.—The
board of regents of tbe Giu|fl' In-
dustrial college organized by tho
election of A. P. Wooldridgo of
Austin, president; Miss M. E.
Brnckenridge of San Antonio,
vico president; Mrs. Helen M.
Stoddard of Fort Worth, secre-
tary; J. A. Hanu of Denton,
treasurer. Permanent committees
on buildings and grounds of
which Rosser Thomas is chair-
man, and on plau of work, of
which Clarence Ousley is chair-
man, were appointed. The board
spent, the entire day in the liberal
exchange of ideas for the purpose
of getting the most approved
ideas of conducting the institu-
tions. Regent Rosser Thomas
was commissioned to mako a tour
of the most successful colleges of
the kind in the United States and
further action will wait his re-
port. The board will tomorrow
inspect the site selected by the
committee on location ■
Don't Become Discouraged
But use Simmons' Liver Purifier,
(tin box). Many imitations of
the original, so be careful and
see that it's "Purifier" and
manufactured by the A. C.J Sim-
mons, Jr., Medicine Co.
Wm. Watson of Co. G. 33rd In-
fantry Talks of Army Life.
Bolo Knife—Foreign Coins and
Stamps—The Good Work of
American School Teachers
Saturday we had tho pleasure
of a visit, from Wm. Watson Co.
G. 23rd infantry, mention of
whom vva3 made in Ftiday'a pa-
per. As before stated he is a son
of John Bell Watson and has been
in tho service as one of Uncle
Sam's soldiers three years.
Ho loft hero for the Philippine
Islands via San Francisco. He
was kept in the southern group
on Jolo Island among tho most
ignorant of tho Morro tribes. He
had varied experiences both in
camps anil on the battle fields.
Yet during all his stay neath tho
hot sun of Uncle Sam's Orient
possessions he remained in good
health and is now tho picture of
perfect manhood-a fine speci-
men of tbe grand American army.
In his return he passed the Suez
canal, crossed over the bosom of
stormy Atlantic, landed at New
York and was stationed at Platts-
burg. From there he came home
on a furlough, he having roenlist-
ed in the army.
Thus will bo seen that he has
completely bolted the globe—hav-
ing faced the sunset the entire
Mr. Watson exhibited to us a
locker full of curios brought
from the Philippine Islands: A
genuine bolo knife, Chinese um-
brella, various sorts of walking
canes made out of native woods,
samples of hemp, shells of various
kinds, cocoar.uts, coffee beans,
native cotton, coins aud stamps
of various countries,photo scenes,
copies of foreign newspapers and
many other interesting items.
Mr. Watson says that undoubt-
edly the natives of our now island
possessions fully realize now the
futility of opposing American au-
thority longer and will gradually
and surely become pacified. With
their crude condition self govern-
ment is out of tho question. He
says the army of American school
teachers are accomplishing much
in the isltftids, that the natives are
delighted with our language. Mr.
Watson will visit relatives and'
friends here before returning.
A Certain Cure for Chilblains.
Shake into your shoos Allen's
Foot Kase, a powder. It cures
chilblains, frostbites, damp,sweat-
ing, swollen feet. At all druggists
and shoo stores, 25c.
—i • «H
The petition in bankruptcy filed
at Sherman Apr. 3 by J. A. Bry-
an, of Chambersville, pertained
to his business in McKinney in
1893 and did not relate to any
business connections at Chambors-
ville. Mr. Bryan has been for
several years clerking for his
father. J. M. Bryan, who is con-
ducting a successful general mer-
chandise business at Chambers-
The Best Prescription for Malaria
Chills and Fever is a bottle of
Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic. It
is simply iron and quinine in a
tasteless form—no cure no pay.
John H. Reagan, the Grand Old
Commoner, Rapidly Failing
consenial home at tyur ok verge of extfrminiiiii
Rev. Morrow From That City
Entertains Little Hope
Wo had a pleasant call last
Monday from Rev. J.M. Morrow
of Tyler who is conducting the
revival at the First Baptist church.
Mr. Morrow says that the grand
old commoner, Hon. John II.
Reagan, is slowly passing away,
being very feeble. He says that
the Reagan home is beautiful and
congenial. Tho family is one of
tho most excellent he has had tho
pleasure of mooting.
Mr. Morrow, like all Fast Tex-
ans. is delighted with the devel-
opment of fruit aud vegetable in-
dustry of his section. Hundreds
of acres are being planted in to-
matoes and other vegetables, and
peach orchards. He thinks this
years crop will surpass all others
by at leant one third.
McKinney Should Bestir Herself
and Come to the Front.
Money Could Not Be Put to IJet-
ter Purpose Than In Providing
N.A. Burton of Princeton, can-
didate for commissioner precinct
No.l, gave us a pleasant call Mon-
day, and left an order for some
cards. Newt is seeing ali of the
Now that wo have prohibition
and the saloons with their attend-
ant evils will bo eliminated from
our city and county—it is eminent-
ly wise that we turn our attention
to tho upbuilding of cur educat
ional interests. Tho conditions
are favorable for making Mclvin
ney a loading educational center.
Could money bo put to a better
purpose than in providing the
best social and educational advati
tages for our young people and
those of the county and surround-
ing country? Wo have two men
laboring at a great disadvantage
to maintain Hawthorne college,
and afford collegiate advantages
to our young people. No more
woithy enterprise could be inaug-
urated than the thorough equip-
ment of a college in our midst,
with advantages and facilities for
instruction equal to any institu
tion in the state outside of the
leading universities. The money
is here and we hope our people
havo only to seo tho importance
of this enterprise iu order to ef-
fect its consumation. A mass-
meeting on this groat question
might develop results uulooked
for and surprising to tho most
sanguine. This question was
brought to the attention of the
Ea8tors association and they most
eartily commit themselves in ev-
ery laudable way to promote the
enterprise. Keep the ball rolling
and soon McKinney will take rank
with the leading educational cen-
ters. A Citizen.
Hay and Corn.
I havo for sale at my barn near
Rhea's Mill a few tons of prairie
hay and a few hundred bushels of
corn. G. M. D. Williams has
charge of same and will be pleas-
ed to furnish persons wanting
hay or oorn in any quantity de-
sired. Best hay $13 per ton, and
corn 65 eents per bushel.
James C. Rhea,
;t of i
Secretary Wilson Reports theMel-
oncholy Cenus of This Beast
Scarcely a Handful Now Remain
of the Millions Which Form-
erly Roamed the Plains.
letter to the I'rwii.leut of the Senate.
Sir—In response to the resolu-
tion of the senate, dated Jan. 3>),
15*02, I havo the honor to submit
the following reply:
1. Tho American bison is on
the verge of extermination.
Scarcely a handful now remain
of the millions which formerly
roamed over tho plains of tho
2. So far as tho department is
aware only two small herds of
wild buffalo are in existence—one
111 the Yellowstone Park, the oth-
er in Lost Park, Colo. During
the past autumn several of the
latter herd wore killed, and while
tho department has no recent in-
formation as to tho exact number
of animals in those herds at the
present time, it has reason to be-
lieve that tho Yellowstone herd
does not exceed twenty-five and
the Lost Park herd eight or ten
3. Thoro are no wild buffallo in
Canada, except in the Peace Riv-
er county, where a few woodland
buffalo, believed to boa different
species from our plains buffalo,
A number af buffalo havo been
domesticated and half domesticat-
ed. In addition to the smal!
herds in zoological parks and in
the hands of private individuals
there are three important herds:
the Corbin herd on tho game pre-
serevo of tho Blue Mountain
Forest Association in Now Hamp-
shire, tho A Hard herd 011 the
Flathead Indian reeorvation in
Montana and the Goodnight herd
(containing about a hundred
breeds) at Goodnight, Texas.
5. Both tho Allard and Good-
night herds consist in part of
eross-breds known as "cataloes,"
obtained by crossing buffalo bulls
with domesticated cows. C. J.
Jones, the originator of this breed
states that I10 has succeeded in
crossing the buffalo with almost
all the different breeds of cattle,
but that he considers the Gallo-
way and the Polled Angus the
best for this purpose.
6. Recent information indi-
cates that the Allard herd is be-
ing broken. Thirty-fivo animals
wore sold last year, and a number
of others within the past few
months. If the government could
acquire possession of these buffa-
lo they might bo placed on some
reservation under competent
management, and if properly
protected could be preserved in-
definitely. Unless this is done
there is little or no hope of main-
taining tho herd in its entirety.
So far as known the Goodnight
herd is not for sale, but a propo-
sition has several times been pre-
presented to congress regarding
the reservation of certain public
lands in New Mexico for their
preservation. Under proper re-
strictions this plan might result
in the perpetuation of the herd
for some years.
7. Should the government ac-
quire possession of a considerable
number of full-blooded animals
it is possible that the absolute ex-
termination of the speceies might
be long delayed. To avoid dan-
ger of destruction by epidemic
disease and deterioration by too
close inbreeding, the government
herd should be divided and kept
in at least two widely separated
localities. This would admit of
interchange of blood when neces-
sary. James Wilson,
Secretary of Agrioulture.
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Thompson, F. C. The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 10, 1902, newspaper, April 10, 1902; McKinney, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth192115/m1/1/: accessed June 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.