The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 15, 1903 Page: 1 of 12
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
i Collin Co.Barber Shop
Solicit* your patronage-
MCHARDSON k HIBBITS, J \
North Side Square,
McKinney, - • Te*a*. <
KNTKKF.D AT TIIK POBTOITFICK A8 SECOND-CLASS MAIL MATTER.
1 t e eeo ee ee eeeee
Sim-cIhI attention to dlawMwa of
Notif, Throat and dlaiuuae of wo-
men, Hkin.finnlto-I'rinary organ®
rectum and n^rrou* *y tem.
In odloe. Offlc« in Meti blootr.
♦ ♦♦♦««< ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦
$1.00 PER YEAR.
McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY. TEXAS, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 16, 1903.
VOL. 20, NO. 37
flUI MI ItllD HAS HMD ill
On Fine Horse Exhibit at the
Have Been Awarded Hassle,
Murphy, Buck and White.
List of Winners.
Collin county as usual is taking
the lead iu the fine horse exhibit
at the Dallas fair.
Thursday W. A. Massie was
awarded first premium on Rocke-
feller for the best saddle stallion
three years old and under four,
and W. H. Murphy second pre-
mium on Prince Imperial.
Best saddle stallion four years
old and over,W. A. Massie second
with Lincoln King.
Best saddle mare any age, W.
H. Murphy.Cclina, firet with Lady
Dare, W. A. Mascie second.
Best saddle gelding. W. H.
Mumhy second with Harry W.
Best saddle stallion with three
or more of his colts, W. A. Mas-
sie first with Linco In King.
Best saddle mare and saddle
colt at"her side, Harry White with
Mamie and colt Graves C. first,
and W. 11. Murphy with Dude
Best gaited sucking colt, Harry
Best colt of any aae or sex foal
ed in year 1903, W. A. Massie
first and W. H. Murphy with
Bell's colt secoud.
Best combined stallion, W. A.
Massie wiih Lincoln King, second.
Best combined mare any age,
"W. H. Murphy with Lady Dare,
first and YV. II. Rowell, Piano,
with one of Reno Clipper's colts?,
Best brood mare and colt, W.
H. Murphy first.
On Wednesday Harry White
got first premium on best mare for
use on farm for all purposes; and
Avner Buck first premium for
best standard trotting stallion
with Baron Best.
Rev. Held Wlll.Serve Second Bap-
tist Church Full Time
Sunday School Will Meet in Morn
ing Next Sunday and
McKinney Bar Resolutions on
Death of Judge Beverly.
Addresses Were Made By a Num.
ber of the Members of
. At ten o'clock last Monday
Hon. W. M. Abernathy in behalf
of tho McKinnev bar, uppearcd
before Judge ,J. M. Pearson and
requested that the resolutions
passed by the bar soon after the
death of Judge W. T. Beverly,
first Judge of the fifty-ninth ju-
dicial district, be spread upon the
minutes of the court. The speech
was made in the couit room in
presence of a large number of the
members of the bar and friends
Judge Beverly. The following
embers of the bar made short
tddresses all attesting to the high
merit a id worth of the deceased
as a lawyer and a high toned
Christian gentlemen : W M Ab-
ernathy, T 8 Jackson, W R Aber-
nathy, A S Pickorson. II L Davis
Wallace Hughston, Geo. P.
Brown and Judge Pearson.
Among the reu.arks made by
W. R. Abernathy he gave the fol-
lowing bit of advice offered bim
by Judge Beverly when he was
granted license to practice law a
few years ago:: "Always when
you assert a proposition of law to
the Judge on the bench be sure
that you yourself beliove it to be
the truth, and when you assert a
fact to the Jury as a truth, always
~>e sun that you believe it to be
yourself, and never mislead either
the court or the |ury in trial of
your oases, and you will merit the
houor ftnd respect of the Judge
and Jurats, and they will always
?!ive you the closest of attentive:
ollow the advise and you will
make a successful lawyei."
The retolutions- were ordered
put upon the. eokutct of the
The ser /ices at the Second Bap-
tist church Sunday wero well
attended. Oue member was re-
ceived by letter, one by restora-
tion and two by baptism. There
was one conversion.
At the night service the pastor,
Rev. J. A. Held, accepted the
call of the church for his full
time, which began first Sunday in
The Sunday school which has
formerly been held at 3 o'clock in
the afternoon will meet next
Sunday and thereafter at 9:45 in
Rev. Held weut out t.iWilmeth
School Housn yesterday after-
noon and organized a Community
There ie Much Talk About it—Dis-
patch From Denton.
Line Changed Which Shortened
the Route Two Hiles—Hore
Changes May be Made.
The following dispatch from
Denton was in Sunday's News:
Denton, Tex., Oct. 10.—A tele-
phone dispatch received Thursday
from the surveying corps of the
Denton. Decatur and Western
Railroad, who are camped near
the Wise county line, asked the
local committee to meet them on
the Denton county line to look
after the surveying in this county.
The committee met them itt 1
o'clock and the lino was changed
Tho line has been shortened
about two miles by coming three-
fourths of a mile further north
than the first line, but more
changes will probably be made to
secure the cheapest route for the
local interests to secure.
The road may or may not be
built. Curtain it is, however,
that certain parties are spending
much money in preliminary work
We clip the following from the
The preliminary line of the Don-
ton, Decatur and Western, be-
tween Decatur and Denton, has
been finished and tho work of lo-
cation is now going on. The
office force is busily engaged pre-
paring specifications, maps, pro-
files and preliminary estimates of
the cost of construction. An ex-
tra corps of surveyors has been
organized to wark on the line be-
tween Decatur and Roswell, but
starting has been delayed on ac-
count of the wet weather. Every-
thing about the office has a very
business like appearance and
everything in connection with the
new road is being pushed rapidly
forward. It locks very much as
if Decatur would soon have an-
HIGH GRADE HADE
By Pupils of Prof. Jones' Training
School in Monthly Examination.
The Joues Training School con*
eluded its first rnontVs work last
Friday with a written examine
tion. Notwithstanding the exam-
ination was rigid, the average of
the entire scnool was 98 78-100'
per cent, the best grade ProfJ
Jones ever had in all his teach-
ing. His (school has exceptionally
bright pupils this year and fine
work and most rapid advance-
ment may be expeoted. . J
Tlit' Pioneer Magazine.
MISS LOUISE ATKINSON,
Sponsor,). W. Throckmorton Camp U. C. V.'s Ex-Confederate
Reunion, McKinney, Aug. (5th and 7th, 1903.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney and
President Hold Conference.
Boston Capitalists Said to Be In.
1 Willi 1118 M MlllS Id SHERMAN
Between this Nation and
Discussed- -To take Up nat-
ter With Secretary Hay
Others Line to Touch McKinney—Black
Belt Favorite Section for
Washington, Oct. 9—Joseph
Folk, the Circuit Attorney of St.
Louis county, Mo., who has been
active in recent mouths in the
prosecution of legislative and
municipal wrong-doers in Mis-
souri, was a guest of the Presi-
dent at luncheon yesterday.
Mr. Fulk has encountered some
difficulty in the performance of
his duties on account of the
escape of a few of those under in-
dictment into Canada and Mexico
lie is anxious thut the extradition
treaties between those govern-
ments and the United States be
sj amended and strengthened tfs
to admit of the return to this
country of tho persons who have
been indicted for bribery, em-
bezzlement, etc. He desires that
the President should take up the
matter for consideration with
Sherman, Tex., Oct. 12—While
the matter is uot discussed very
generally still it is known here
that projectors of Southern in-
vestment'', residing principally in
Boston, have their eyes on North
Texas as u profitable field for
interurban electric railways, and
that the routes most favorably
c insldeied so far have been from
Dallas to Sherman via McKinney
and from Fort Worth to Sherman
the latter,line touching some of
tho principal towns ou both the
Transcontinental and Frisco rail-
ways already in operation be-
tween these two cil.fi.
It is reliably stated that Win.
Netherhurt, a very prominent
civil engineer and said to be close-
ly in touch with the Boston capi-
tal that seeks this Texas invont-
ment, has been both to Dallas und
Fort Worth,leaving the latter city
for El Paso Saturday.
El fill Off
Taken There a Year Ago For Town of Aliceville, Kansas,
Medical Treatment. | molished by Tornado.
BHD II1181 Ml Mill IS SIB
Remains Arrived Saturday night
on 9:07 Train. Was Taken to
A message was received here
Saturday about 8 o'clock an-
nouncing the death of W. P. Pol-
ly which occurred at Terrell last
Saturday at 2:30 o'clock. Mr.
Polly was taken to Terrell about
a year ago, for medhal treatment.
He suffered a stroke of paralysis
!a>t Saturday from which he nev-
er recovered His wife was sum-
moned at once and remained with
him until death came.
The body was shipped heic
for burial, and a rived at night
on the 9:07 H&TC train, and
was taken to the family resi-
dence No. 15, West Henry street.
The funeral took place Sut.day
afternoon. Interment was
made in Pecan Grove cemetery.
Mr. Polly was a native of Ken-
tucky. lie and his wife moved
to McKinney about thirty-four
years ago and have made their
home here since, with the excep-
tion of two years they resided 111
Rockwall. Mr. Polly was a shoe-
maker by trade, and conducted a
shop here for twenty*five years
or longer. He was a member of
the Baptist church, a quiet un-
assuing man, with many friends,
who deeply sympathize with his
wife in her sorrow.
Swine Breeders Association.
The spring session of the State
Swine Breeders' Association will
be held in Plabo Seoond Tuesday
Mi WecUdtday in Janu
Eleven Persons are Injured, Some
Fatally and Ureat Dam-
age is Done.
Emporia, Ivan., Oct. 7.—Three
persons killed outright, two fa-
tally injured and four others more
or less seriously hurt, with enor-
mous property dahiagc, is the net
result of tornadoes that prevailed
near Hamilton, Greenwood coun-
ty, and near Alicevi'le, in Coffey
county, Kan., laot night. Tho
town of Aliceville, which had 200
inhabitants, was practically de-
molished. Wires wero prostrat-
ed and the extent of tho storm
was not learned until late today.
Tho li-t of casualties may yet be
incomplete. The dead near
Edith Bayley, doughter of W.
Mr. Gilliam, father of Mrs.
The injured near Hamilton:
W. E. Bayley, two sons and
two daughters; one son, 01 lie,
H. Berlin, wife and child.
E. S. Mains and wife.
At Alioeville ami vicinity:
William Bruce, fatally.
Four members of the family of
Jorn Earlwioe, not dangerously.
Young daughter of J. W. Ath-
. Heavy rams and wind storms
were general all over Central
Kansas last night. With the ex-
ception of Ihoee near Hamilton
and Aliddvrtlaand : vicinity only
minor, dsongfe wsaa, done* <
ill SENDS CM All MIM MM
To Be Applied to University Build
Rev. Sam'l J. Niccolls, Pastor of
Second Presbyterian Church,
The Rev. W. II. Claget has
just received a check for $100 for
the LTniversity from tho Rev.
Sam'l J. Niccolls, L. L. D. of St.
Louis, Mo. Dr. Niccolls is pas-
tor of the Second Presbyterian
church of St. Louis, an ex-mod
erator of the General Assembly
undone of iho most prominent
men in the Presbyterian church.
In his letter, Dr. Niccolls has the
following kind words for the
"Inclosed you will find my
check for $100.00. I wish it were
$10,000.00. 1 am glad to place it
at the service of tho university
and 1 trui-t your prayers and
labors for this good work will find
a speedy realization."
Held Meeting at Court House Last
ELD. Mill! CHAPLAIN
Elected to Fill Vacancy Caused
by Death of Rev.
J. W. Throckmorton Camp met
at tho usual hour at the court
house Sunday afternoon, J.
W. Pafford , commander, presid-
ing. C. II Lake, adjutant, kept
Minutes of previous meeting
read and adopted.
C. II. Lake of the committee
on sick and destitute rcpoitod that
our chaplain, Rev. II. H. Sulli-
van had died at 6:30 p. 111. Oct. 9,
No other committees reported
and were granted further time.
Comrades J. M. Pearson,W. M.
Abernutliy and W, A. Rhea were
appointed a committee to draft
suitable resolutions on the death
of the Rev. II. II. Sullivan.
On motion the Rev. .1. M. Mc-
Kinney was elected chaplain of
tbe camp for the remainder of the
year to Aug. 15, 1904.
Comrade Abernathy by request
of tho camp, made a talk on tho
Battle of Gettysburg, showing the
position of different divisions of
the army during tho battle and his
visit to the battle ground since
the surrender, and spoke of tho
monuments that have been erect-
ed since, markiug tho positions of
the different Federal commands.
His remarks wore entertaining
and greatly appreciated.
Capt.T.M. Scott was appointed
to read a paper at our next regu-
lar meeting in Novomber.
No other business camp ad-
journed. J. W. Pakkord.
C. H. Lakk, Adjt. Commander.
Flinch Party Given by fir. and
Mrs. J. Perry Burrus.
The home «f Mr. and Mrs. J.
Perry Bun us was a scene of
gaiety Thursday, the occasion be-
ing a flinch party given to a few
The games wero enjoved very
much. Refreshments were serv-
ed, and tho evening was one of
Following is a list of the guests
present: J L White ami wife, L
V Graves and wife, JJ F Daniel
and wife, T C Perry and wife,
McCarty Moore and wife, James
A Harnett and wife, Howell E
Smith, Henry White and wife,
Geo Witcox and wife, W E Ditto
and wife. • ' '
Given at the L. A. Scott Home
Mesdames John Sheppard of Tex-
arkana and /IcDearmon of
At tho beautiful L. A. Scott
home last Friday from 10 to 12
was an informal reception given
by Mrs. Scott and ber charming
daughter, Miss Volma, in honor
of Mrs. John L. Sheppard of
Texarkaua, Texas, and Mrs.
Thomas 11. McDearmon of St.
Oil entering the spacious hall
the guests were greeted by Mes-
dames C. P. Heard and Arthur
Smith. In the parlor they were
welcomed by Mrs. L. A, Scott,
Mrs. Sheppard, Mrs. W. A. Rhea
and Mrs. McDearmon. In the
second parlor, Mrs. James Wiley
her mother Mrs. Allen, and Misa-
es Donme Abernathy, Jesse Bate-
man, and Willie Mae Scott made
the moment-* quickly fly. Guests
were then invited into the dining
hall, which indeed was a scene of
oriental beauty About as an at-
tractive feature was two tablea
presided ovoi by Misses Velnaa
Scott, Maggie Shain, Mao Mar-
shall and Jimmie Jenkins. These
young ladies served a dainty
breakfast; one in tone and keep-
ing with the pretty maids, hand-
some matrons, nodding carna-
tions, and the exhilerating morn-
ing. Punch was served by Miss-
es Willi? Mae Scott and Douriw
Mrs. Scott, her dnughter and
houseparty deserve a hearty hand
shake and the titlo "Queen of
About sevonty-fivo guests were
present, and each one went away
feeling glad that they had been
Last Week of District Court Be-
III COMMISSIONERS ill
Pass On Road Overseers Accounts
Tho case of the State vs John
Wells, charged with assault to
murder was tried today and the
jury returned a verdict of not
guilty but finding him guilty of
aggravated assault and assessed
his punishment at a fine of $25.
Following is tho jury list for
tho week: R E Farr, A J Ay-
cock, L B Garrison, G A Gam—
broil, J D Bock, J F Me Lain, J P
Dickens, J E Huckaby, L J Lang
ston, Dick Harris, JD P Young, J
F Yeargin, F W Foreman, H E
Carmin, N K Test, C R Groen, K
M Grifliu, B F Denmon, W C
Smith, T J Pojjell, J L Grider,
W C Colfins, L"D Levreitt.
The grand Jury reconvened to-
day and will complete their la-
bors this week.
A fow motions were argued to-
day. Court will adjourn today or
The county commissioners met
in called session today and passed
on a number of road overseers ac-
Commissioners Burton and O*-
hurn are superintending the con-
struction of a large iron bridge
which is being erected across ea«c
Fork creek, west of Mtdissa, on
the Melissa and Pilot Point road.
Barn and Contents Burned.
J. M. Furr who resides one
are a half miles east of town,
bad his large barn together with
h$ft seed: wheat, a new ;bug*y,
harness and farming topis destio-
d 'by 61* Friday afternoon.*
tli' .. —
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
Thompson, F. C. The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 15, 1903, newspaper, October 15, 1903; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth192194/m1/1/: accessed January 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.