The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 22, 1903 Page: 1 of 12
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McKXNNEY. COLLIN COUNTY. TEXAS, THURSDAY, 0CT01IKR Tl, 1903.
VOL. 20, NO. 88
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Ambrose C. Fulton, Who Issued
First Call for Federal Aid, Dead.
Mr. Fulton Made Appeal for This
State in Its Struggle for
Davenport, Iowa, Oct. 17.—At
bis home here yesterday morning
occurred the death of Ambrose
Cowperwaite Fultou, ago 92, the
mau who issued the first call for
help from the United States to aid
Texas iu her war for independ-
ence. Tho historic event occur-
red in New Orleans in 1835, short-
ly after Sauta Anna issued his
firoclamation for all Americans to
eave Texas under pain of death.
The call was issued by Mr. Ful-
ton through the Louisiana Bul-
letin, Putman R. Rhea, editor, on
Oct. 12, andan enthusiastic crowd
gathered to hear Mr. Fulccn, a
beardless youth, address them on
the subject of Texas independ-
A voluuteer corps of 380 men
was organized then and there, and
the company was fitted out by
wealthy citizens of New Orleans.
The? embarked immediately for
Texas, and participated in the
Battle of the Mission, and the
capture of San Antonia de Bexar.
After this campaign Fulton re-
turned to New Orleans, where he
erected a large number of build-
ings, including the Banks Arcade,
now demolished. In 1883 he re-
visited Texas battlefields in which
he had participated.
He was a friend of Davy Crock-
ett, and met him first at Benton,
Miss., where he was making cam-
paign speeches against Gen. .jack-
Fulton has had a remarkable
career. He had met Lafayette,
Emperor Iturbide, and President
Gonzales of Mexico, Presidents
Madison and Jackson.
He was captured as a spy in
Cuba in the '70s, and coudemned
to death, but escaped. He cap-
tured a slave ship in the West
Indies in the '30s, and helped to
free 200 slaves, for which he was
made a life member of the his-
toric Freedmen's Aid Comnmt-ion
When the Black Hawk lands
were opened, he came North and
promoted the building of tbe Chi-
cago. Hock Island and Pacific,
Rock Island and Peoria, and what
are now branches of the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Panl and Rock
Island systems, lie owned a great
deal of realty in this citv, and at
his advanced age, still held office
hero, and carried ou a real estate
business. Three sons and two
daughters, all well advanced in
years, burvive him.
H A Finch and Miss Maggie E
R R Jones and Miss Bedie Cur-
D F Rike and Miss Millio E
Walter Neill and Mias JUautiie
H L Clayton and Miss Ethel
B M Brumby and Miss Maggie
Wm I Bryan and Miss Nellie
Wm Given and Miss Ilallie
D. E. Led better and Mrs M. C.
H. L. Clayton and Miss Ethel
A Perfect Painless Pill.
is the one that will cleanse the
system, set the liver to action,
remove the bile, clear the com-
plexion, cure headache and leave
a good taste in the mouth. The
famous little pills far doing such
•work pleasantly and effectually
are Do Witt's Little Early Riser*.
Bob Moore of Lafayette, Ind.
says: "All other pills I have
used gripe and sicken, while De-
WiU't Little Early Risers are
simply perfect." Sold by City
Baptist Ladies Aid Society of the
The Ladie&' Aid Society of the
Third Ward met in the Sunday
school room with thirteen mem-
bers present. After devotional
services conducted by Rev. E. E.
King, the election of officers re-
sulted in the following:
Mrs. 8. P. Coffey, president.
Mrs T. A. Coleman, vice-presi-
Mrs. W. T. Johnson secretary
Visitors for the evening: Dr.
E. E. King, Mrs. Delia Howard
and Mies Allie Coleman.
The ladies of t he Baptist church
are kindly invited to meet at tho
church Thursday afternoon at 1
o'clock to assist in cleaning the
nr. William I. Hryan and Miss
tl mj CELINA
The tiroom is a Member of the
Celina Flour Mill Co. Both
Excellent Young People.
Tu'isville evening at 5 o'clock
at the home of the brides father,
S. R Berry one and u half miles
north of McKinney, Mr. William
I. Bryan of Celina led to
Hymen's alter, Miss Nellie Berry.
The ceremony was performed
by Dr. E. E. King iu the
presence of a number of
friends and relatives.
Mrs. J. E. Gibson played the
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan will be at
home to their friends at Celina
after November lit.
The groom is a son of Jacob
Bryan a prominent merchant at
Chambersville, and a brother of
John M. Bryan of this citv. He
was reared in this county and is a
young man of excellent character.
He is a member of the Celina
Flouring Mill Co.
The bride is a most excellent
young lady. She is educated, re-
fined and endowed with domestic
knowledge, and will make a
splendid wife. She is a sister to
John, Jim and Taylor Berry and
Mrs. J. L. Hill of Weatherford.
An elegant dining in honor of
the bride and groom was served
today at the hone of the groom's
parents at Chambersville.
A Cure for Dyspepsia
I had dyspepsia in its worst
form and felt miserable moet all
the time. Did not enjoy eating
until after I used Kodol Dyspep-
sia Cure which has completely
cured me.—Mrs. W. W. Saylor,
lillhard. Pa. No appetite, loss
of strength, nervousness, head-
ache, constipation, bad breath,
sour risings, indigestion, dyspep-
sia and all stomach troubles are
Suickly cured by the use of Ko-
ol. Kodol represents the natu-
ral juices of digestion combined
with the greatest known tonic
and reconstructive properties.
It cleanses, purifies and sweetens
the stomach. Sold by City Drug
White Billows flour is guaran-
teed to please and to excel any
flour sold in Collin county. It is
the best. I&w
Don't fail to have your pic-
tures fiained with new. up-to-
date moulding^ at City Drug
Why not give part of your gro-
cery trade to Goostree Bros.
Once a customer of theirs always
a customer cf
If you have any business in the
real estate line, see Doggett &
Clifton as they do a general real
estate busmen. d-w tf
White Billows flour "rises" to
explain its good qualities. It ex-
cels all other brands. d&w
If hot and dry try our fountain
for cold refreshing drinks—City
Made to Judge Pearson Before Ad
journment of Court.
Improvements at County Farm
Should be Made so Inmates
Could all Eat at Once.
Following is the final report
made by the grand jury before
McKinney, Tex., Oct. 17,1903.
To the Hon. J. M. Pearson, Judge
of the District Court, presiding,
Sept. Term, A. I). 1903.
We, your grand jury impaneled
and sworn at said term of said
court, would respectfully repre-
sent to the court that we have ex-
amined into all matters that have
been brought to our knowledge
and have presented bills in all
cases that in the discretion of
the saiu grand jury being
warranted bv facts.
We would further represent to
the court and show that your
grand jury have visited the county
farm and found everything in
good condition in every respect.
We would further state wo vis-
ited the county jail and we find
everything in good condition kept
by the jailer in charge.
We would recommend to the
Commissioners' court of said
county to improve tho building at
county farm in such manner that
all inmates of said farm could be
fed together, as it would be of
less trouble in feeding said in-
mates, and said improvements
could be made with very little ex-
We also extend our thanks to
the different officers for their
kindness and courtesies in being
ready to assist your it rand jury at
all times in the execution of their
We also extend our thanks fo
the editors of the McKinney Daily
Courier, and Gazette for furnish-
ing the grand jury with thoir pa-
We would also respectfully sug-
gest that tho J. P. in the coun-
ty would be more diligent in look-
ing after crimes which would re-
lieve the grand jury of much work.
All of which we respectfully
submit. II. R. Chaddiok,
foreman Grand Jury
Collin Count), Tex.
Believe Denton, Decatur & West,
ern Belongs to the Katy.
From Decatur to Denton—Belief
Tr.at Union Pacific Has Leased
Santa Fe Lines.
News comes from Denton that
the surveyors of the Denton, De-
catur and Western road had
reached that city. M.J. Hoaley,
viec-p esident and general mana-
ger of the proposed road, who has
been with the surveyors since they
began the survey, says that every-
thing is in readiness to begin the
work of construction as soon as
the profile was made, the right-
of-way secured, etc. He says the
company intends to put men to
work all along the line from Den-
ton to Decatur and will have the
road built in sixty days. If the
road is built from Deuton to Mc-
Kinney, it will give the peoplo of
this section a nearer and quick
route to the northwest.
There is a well defined rumor
in Sherman, one that is said to be
given much credence in the east,
that the Union Pacific has leased
the Santa Fe lines. This at once
revives the belief that the Fort
Worth and Denver railroad,known
to be a close ally of the Union
Pacific, will build a line from De-
catur into Sherman, which pro-
teet is not a new one by any means,
laving been discussed as a local
venture by capitalists of West
Texas, and especially at Decatur
and intermediate towns between
Decatur and Sherman. Such a
line would, it is said, afford the
Union Pacific a sure means of
choking off any benefits the Mis-
souri, Kansas and Texas might
reap if that road teally intends to
use the proposed Denton, Deca-
tur and Western as an extension
of the Sherman, Shreveport and
Soutbein out of McKinney.
YOUNG PEOPLE ENTERTAINED
A Number of the Younger Crowd
Enjoyed Flinch Party.
BUSHELS OF NICKELS.
Banks at Austin Have Need for
riuch Small Change.
Austin, Tex., Oct. 20.—Austin
National bank has just received
£>00 new nickels from the mint at
New Orleans, bearing the coinage
of 1903. This bank has paid out
over $2,000 in nickels since the
cotton season opened, and upon
being reduced to $50 of "chicken
feed," ordered more from the
mint. The cotton men who com-
pose the bank's customers ap-
pear to need the small change in
their business. The state tioas-
ury has about $150 in nickel?.
A large number of young peo-
ple were entertained with a Flinch
Partv Saturday evening at the
hospitable home of Mr and Mrs.
.1. L. White, the occasion being
in honor of Misses Goldie Ward-
en and Norma Sims, and Masters
Lyn Perry and Jim Lewis White.
Nine games of Flinch were en-
joyed to the fullest extent. Miss
Laura O'Brien was the successful
contestant for tho tirst prize, a
"lovley fan. Tho consolation
prize, a bat brush, went to Miss
Norma Sims. Refreshments were
served and tho evening was one
of the most delightful ones spent
by the younger set this season. •
Dieting Invites Disease.
To cure dyspepsia or indigestion
it is no longer necessary to live on
milk and toast. Starvaticn pro-
duces fuch weakness that the
whole system becomes an easy
prey to disease. Kodol Dyspep-
sia Cur enables the stomach and
digestive organs to digest and as-
similate all of the wholesome
food that one cares to eat, and is
never failing cure for indiges-
tion, Dyspepsia and all stomach
troubles. Kodol digests what you
eat—makes the stomach sweet.
Sold by City Drug Store.
The Pioneer Magazine, publish-
ed by the McKinney Printing
Co., for sale at both book stores.
From every standpoint you
can't do better than to give your
grocery trade to Goostree Bros.
The October Pioneer Magazine
for sale at Lirgeot Bros, and Ab-
bott's bookstores, or at The Cou-
rier and Democrat office. Only
DISTRICT COURT ADJOURNS.
Motions Being Heard Today-
Qrand Jury Returns 18 Bills.
The jury in tho case of the
State vs J. M. Patterson, charged
wit' assault to murder, returned
a verdict this morning finding the
defendant guilty of aggravated
assault, and assessing his punish-
ment at a fine of $50.00.
The grand jury adjourned this
afternoon, returning eighteen
bills of indictments making thir-
ty in all at this session of court.
A motion for new trial in the
case of Lelia Wallace vs McKin-
ney Drug Co., was overruled and
notice of appeal given. Other
motions are being argued this af-
ternoon. Court will adjourn this
evening and Judge Pearson will
go to Sherman and open court
R. Housewrigbt was appointed
administrator of the community
estate of Mary Ann Housewright,
deceased, value of property $17,-
Fine line newest things id jew-
elry, diamonds and watches at
City Drug 8tore.
Edelweiss to Entertain Clubs
Saturday, Nov. 7th.
The Edelweiss club will enter-
tain the City Federation, Satur-
day, November 7.
The following program has
Music, Miss Lura Ware.
Five minute talks: "What we
should do as a Federation for the
public schools," Misses Houston
and Kirkpatrick. * How should
we raise funds to help the public
schools?" Mrs. Garnett.
Vocal solo, Miss Jimmie Jenk-
Debate, "Resolved that Clubs
are an advantage to mothers of
today"—affirmative, Mrs. J. E
Wiley; negative, Mrs. E. L. Bur-
Recitation, Vivian Hill.
Music, Prof. Jaruagan.
Two Missouri Congregations Es-
tablish Amalgamation Precedent
HE FIRSIJflDICIll 8IEP
Taken in U. S. Toward Unifica-
tion of Cumberland Presbyte-
rians and Presbyterians.
Macon, Mo., Oct. 20.—At the
conclusion of tha morning ser-
vices at tho First Presbyterian
church Sunday tho congregation
voted on the proposition to unite
with the Cumberland Presbyterian
church. Theio was a practically
unanimous vote in the affirmative.
By the terms of the union Rev. R.
T. Caldwell, the Cumberland
Presbyterian minister, wdl occupy
the pulpit onco on Sunday and
Rev. ,J. D. Murphy, the Presby-
terian preacher, will address the
congregation at the other Sunday
service. For all practical pur-
poses it is an amalgamation of the
two congregations, and is said to
be tho tirst radical step taken in
the United States toward the uni-
fication of the Cumberland Pres-
byterians and the Presbyterians.
The subject of church union
has been considerable discussed of
lates years, and the leading nn<n
of both churches have expressed
themselves as being heartily in
favor of it.
Tho Cumbcrlands went away
from the mother church in the
eaily part of the century because
they considered it tho exponent
of fatalism. When the unifica-
tion is complete throughout the
United States the church will be
known as the Presbyterian church
FIRST COTTON BUYERS.
Blue Ridge has Them This Year-
First in Her History
W. A. Hart and John Sellers
represented Blue Ridge at the
county capital Monday. They
report their village to be in a
prosperous condition. It has cot-
ton buyers this year for the first
time in its history—J. W. St.
Clair and W. F. Griffith are the
buyers. The Blue Ridge Contin-
ental Bank & Trust Co., Mr.
Roach of Ft. Worth, cashier, is
starting off mcelv. It has been
in operation two weeks.
W. M. Baker is having his resi-
dence remodeled and repainted
and Geo. McCoy is having a new
residence built near town. Dr.
O. L. Woodall has a case of scar-
let fe/er, the little daughter of
W. T. Mize, 2 miles northwest of
Blue Rirdgo being the patient.
Cotton is turning out moderately
well around that place and corn
is fine except in overflowed por-
tions of the creek bottoms. Cot-
ton tops, cane and sweet potato
vines show the effect of Saturday
The Pioneer Magazine.
The Pioneer Magazine is pub-
lished in and for McKinney and
Collin county. Subscribe today.
Don't miss an issue. Ten cents
copy, or $1.00 per year. For sale
at both book stores and Courier-
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Interesting Letter From a Collin
Some Convenience* Recited—The
Democrat Commended as
Best County Paper.
Anna, Tex., Oct. 19.—Since
Rural Freo Delivory has been es-
tablished at Anna, the writer has
been carrying the mail on Route
2, and few people can tealize the
need of such mail facilities as well
as carriers do.
One would naturally suppose
that the rural inhabitants would
welcome and support the service
with an enthusiastic zeal—a great
many do—but many do not, and
some even oppose it, and, natupal-
Iv enough, those are the very oues
who need it most; to bo more ex-
plicit. those who take papers and
receive considerable male, are tbe
best patrons, and show by their
acts their appreciation of the ser-
So it can readily be scon that a
want of information is the cause
of ativ opposition. A great many
do not understand the convenience
it affords them, and as a great
many of the patrons of Rout 2
take The Democrat, I will name
some of them and hope thereby to
reach others on and adjacent to
1st. We always carry a supply
of stamped paper. 2nd. You
can register your letters or parcels
just as conveniently and safely as
you can at the most modern post-
office, and it is not even necessary
to bo present to do so. All that
is required is that your letter or
parcel be properly prepared,
placed in a mail box together with
an explanatory note, sufficient
postage attached, or money to
urchaae same; any surplus will
e left in, or promptly returned.
These conditions being complied
with your registry receipt will be
left in your mail box, and before
another day your letter or parcel
will be speeding its way via of the
K. R. mail service to its destina-
tion. Any person, patron or not,
can register or post their mail with
R. F. D. carriers. 3d. You cai.
purchase a money order through
the carrier, which is a great con-
venience to tho farmers.
And last, but not least, carrier
No. 2 is agent for The Democrat,
the best paper 111 the county, and
will gladly take your subscription
or icnewal for sanv. Also the
Dallas News seems to be a favorite
with the farmers and many want
to club with Tho Democrat, and I
do the work as cheap as the edi-
tor himself will; in tact, we take
subscriptions for any paper, if it
is only to accommodate our pat-
rons. In exchange we only ask
the hearty co-operations of the
patrons. I want to make the
service the best possible—tho real
thing, up to date—help me do so.
Resp'y your carrier R. F. D. No.
2. S. L. Bkadshaw.
The Salve That Heals
Without leaving a scar is De-
Witt's. The name Witch Hazel
is applied to many salves, but
De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve is
the only With Hazel Salve made
that contains the pure unadulter-
ated witch hazel. If any other
Witch Hazel Sulve is offered you
it is a counterfeit. E. C. De\Vitt
invented Witch Hazel Salve and
De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve is
tho best in the world for cuts,
burns, bruises, tetter, or blind,
bleeding, itching and protruding
piles. Sold by City Drug Store.
Tho civil service examination
for school teachers to go to tbe
Philippine Islands is being held
a; Fort Worth. James P. Thom-
as of the McKinney postoffice in-
formed a reporter that
he had given out a number of
blank applications and that one
or two applicants f-om Collin
coupty had gone to take the ex-
Glass, all uses, City Drug store
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