The McKinney Gazette. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 22, 1886 Page: 1 of 4
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Use "KITCHEN QUEEN"
BAKING POWDER. .
BABCOCK, FOOT & BROWN,
USE HERNIOSA COFFEE.
For Sale By All Groccrs.
l*ut up Ily
BABCOCK, FOOT & BROWN.
VOLUME 1. NO. 11.
McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JULY 22. 1886-
$1.50 A YEAR.
SUMMER GOODS MUST BE SOLD AT A SACRIFICE
TO MAKE ROOM FOR OUR FALL STOCK. CALL
AND SEE US WHEN YOU WANT BARGAINS.
-:Shain's Building, East Side Square:
H. C. HER1TD01T!
('accessor to Foote A Ileriulon)
FANCY and TOILET AR-
ticles, Brushes, Perfumery,
Paints, Oils, Liquors
I will sell these yowls us Cheap as the Cheap
est. Particular attention pai«l to
at all hours, ilay or nijflit, by Competent per-
BREACH LOADING GUNS.
And the largest ami best a.-sorteil stock of Am-
munition ever kept in the city. l"ly
J. R. PARKER.
Repairing neatly done, at most
GUNS TO RENT !
Loaded Shells always on hand.
West Louisiana Street, near the
U. S. Postoffice.
Good Bread and every
thing in the Bakery
Line furnished Prompt-
Geo. R. SMITH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
"Office, op stairs over I. D. New-
J you want a neat, nice running buggy,
; tbe lowest market price, call on
J. C. Moore.
Cleveland is Tired.
The president informs congress
that he is "thoroughly tird of dis-
approving gifts of public money
in the way of pensions to individ-
uals who have no right to claim
Let whatsoever you say be
clean. The organic law of de-
cency in human intercourse is
clean speech. One whose mouth
is foul is the tainted wether that
infects the flock.
That ever popular resort of
things curious and remarkable,
LaGrange, Ga., has come to the
front with a well developed frog
which was found recently imbed-
ded in the heart of an old oak tree
which was fully four feet in diam-
The Whipping Post.
The whipping post may be
looked upon as a relic of barbar-
ism, but its introduction into
Maryland as a punishment for wife
beating has lessened that crime in
the State. Bullies and cowards
always dread physical pain.
m % m
The farmers of Fayette County
are reported as having resolved to
boycott the chinch bug. They
have agreed to sow no wheat for a
period of three years, in order
that they may starve out the
To Remove Clinkers.
A man in the coal region put a
little dynamite in the stove to re-
move clinkers. It also removed
three chairs, one table, the family
cat, a twenty-tour-hour clock, four
dollars worth of dishes, and the
stove. The fact that the man was
likewise removed, in something of
a hurry, will be apt to prevent his
mode of removing clinkers becom-
ing popular. •
A Big Thing for the Printer.
The owner of a patent medicine,
living, in New York, has recently
contracted with a printer in that
city for supplying him with 40,-
000,000 pamphlets of 32 pages,
and 40,000,000 circulars of four
pages each. The price to be paid
Scalped by Machinery.
A distressing accident occurred
yesterday at the West End steam
laundry, 849 West Madison street.
A number of girls are employed
in the place, and the shafting for
the operation of the various ma-
chines extends through the room
where the girls work. One of the
employes, Mary Maloney, while
about her work, had occasion to
pass near a rapidly moving belt.
Her hair was hanging loosely at
the time, and before she was
aware of her danger, had accident-
ally become entangled. She scream-
ed and attempted to disengage
herself, but before any one could
come to her assistance she was lift-
ed from her feet a considerable
distance by the hair. Her weight
and the moderate power of the
engine saved her life, for she
dropped to the floor, leaving the
entire scalp hanging to the leather.
The poor girl was picked up at
once by kindly hands and convey-
ed to her home at 859 West
Indiana street. Doctors Schaffer
and Shear were called in and per-
formed the painful operation of
sewing on the scalp. It took
over three hours and a half, during
which the patient was under the
influence of an opiate. Last night
she was resting comfortably and
hopes are entertained that she may
recover. The doctors say that if
erysipelas does not set in little
danger need be anticipated.
A Plucky Boy.
The Indian Journal says a 14-
year-old boy while out horse hunt-
ing near Tahlequah a few days
since, barefooted, with his pants
rolled up to his knees, stepped on
a diamond rattle-snake, which bit
him on the leg below the knee, the
fangs of the poisonous reptile
piercing his leg on both sides. The
little fellow killed the snake and
its mate, taking the rattles of the
one that had bitten him, and
walked leisurely home, a distance
of two miles. On reaching there
his leg was so badly swolen that
he could scarcely walk. An Indian
snake doctor was called, and re-
lieved the boy right away by the
application of his secret remedy,
which gives almost instant relief
to a sufferer.
North Texas Crops
Keports of tlie Condition of Crops ill.
Crops in Bowie are fair. Cotton,
corn and other grains good.
Small grain in Clay County is a
failure. An increased acreage of
cotton promises well. Corn will
probably make a good yield.
Red River County had good
oats and wheat crops; cotton looks
splendid; corn good, prospects
Collin County reports an in-
creased acreage of cotton over
last year. There is promise of a
fair crop. About a half crop of
corn is expected.
Fannin County has the finest
cotton crop ever known. Corn
good. Oats almost a failure.
Wheat, about 20 bushels per acre.
In Montague County the acre-
age of all crops is larger than last
year. Oats was a failure. Wheat
nearly so. Corn one-third crop.
Hunt County crops are fine.
Corn as good or better than for
many years. Small grain far ex-
ceeded expectations. Wheat from
13 to 20 bushels. Oats 20 to 25 ;
some fields 40.
Lamar County reports corn and
cotton looking well, with pros-
pects better than last year ; an in-
crease of acreage in cotton of 25
per cent. Ten per cent, decrease
in corn. The grain crop was al-
most a total failure.
In Cooke County corn is con-
siderably affected by chintz bugs,
and this, with the dry weather, will
cut it very short. Cotton is in
tolerable good condition. Wheat
is turning out better than was ex-
pected. Oats were a failure.
Denton County reports 10 per
cent, more acreage in cotton and
a prospect for a yield 100 per
cent, better than last year; corn is
not a half crop ; oats about one-
fourth, wheat one-third of last
In Denton County wheat is
turning out better than was antici-
pated, and will average about 12
bushels; the quality is good. Oats
yield about 20 bushels. Corn is
practically a failure. Cotton looks
A Tragic Scene.
Subscribe for The Gazette.
£1.90 a year.
Tabler, the marshal of Long-
view, who killed City Attorney
Teague, must certainly have to
leave the place. A Longview
The family are determined upon
having the life of Marshal Tabler
in return for that of their son and
brother. From this irrepressible
desire on their part arose a strange
scene recently, when the family of
parents and brothers and sisters
were admitted to the room in
which the remains of young
Teague lay. First came the father,
bearing his gun, which he stood in
the corner, and then knelt before
the body of his son ; then the next
oldest brother entered and did the
same, followed by the youngest
brother, a lad of fourteen, who
quietly stood his gun against the
wall and turning burst into tears,
and knelt beside the corpse. A
new desire for the blood of Tabler
seemed born and after the remains
had been conveyed to the father's
house, the guns were again shoul-
dered. Mr. Gunn, Texas & Pacific
yard-master, who, at a short dist-
ance, bears quite a resemblance to
the city marshal, had one of the
guns brought to bear upon him,
but bystanders prevented its dis-
charge. Mr. Tabler is resting well,
guarded by two deputy sheriffs.
Like all things earthly, people
are divided as regards the unfor-
tunate affair, and there is likely to
be more trouble arise, and of a
very serious nature.
Wealthy and Attractive Women.
Of the wives of the Chicago
millionaires, Mrs. George M. Pull-
man is the handsomest. She was
a Miss Sanger, daughter of a
partner of W. B. Howard, when
the contracting firm of Howard,
Sanger & Co., was in existence.
The engagement had existed some
time before Mr. Sanger's death,
but the wedding took place in his
presence while he was on his
death-bed. Mrs. Pullman is a
beauty now of the luxuriant bru-
nette type. At the great Chicago
sanitary fair she and a daughter of
the late Editor Wilson, of the
Journal, were v< ted the hand-
somest women in Chicago. Mrs.
Charles L. Hutchinson is a beau-
tiful woman of an altogether dif-
ferent style. She is. bright, pe-
tite, brilliant, and still in the be-
ginning of the twenties. The
beautiful Thompson girls are all
now married to rich men. Two of
them—Mrs. John T. Lester and
Sam Allerton—preside over the
elegant home of millionaires. Mrs.
Munn, with a million now in her
own right, was a Miss Gurner.
She is tall and stately and elegant
looking. She was left $3,000,000
by her deceased husband, H. O.
Arrr.jur, an' carried the fortune
to her present husband, the nephew
of David Dows. Mrs. Marshall
Field, a quiet, rather queenly-
looking woman, with a face of
great refinement, was a Miss
Scott, of Cincinnati. Her family
was of excellent social station.
Mrs. Potter Palmer would divide
any laurels for beauty if they
should ever come in contact.
While they are both of the same
type, the character of their beauty
is very different. Mrs. Pullman- is
the sweeter and Mrs. Palmer the
grander looking. The latter was
a Miss l lonore, a daughter of the
whilom millionaire, real estate
owner and speculator. His daugh-
ters were considered the belles of
the city. One married Col. Fred
Grant, the other Millionaire Potter
Palmer. The latter now presides
over the most magnificient home
in the city, and the most magni-
ficient probably, with one excep-
tion, in the West.
Mrs. P. D. Armour is a bright
faced, youthful looking woman,
with an interesting face and at-
tractive manners. She is a bru-
nette, rather petite, and a plain,
though elegant dresser. Her
maiden name was Ogden, and her
family was one of wealth and ex-
cellent standing. Iler time is
given almost altogether to her
home and to charitable duties. I11
these she takes great pleasure.
One would never believe on seeing
her that so young looking a
woman had a son the active part-
ner of his father in the great firm
of Armour & Co. Mrs. Cyrus II.
McCormick, the richest widow in
America, and worth not less than
$10,000,000, was a Miss Fowler,
of Detroit. The wife of Edson
Keith, another millionaire, was a
Miss Woodruff. Mrs. Nels Mor-
ris was a Miss Vogel, sister of the
Vogel under whose name the ex-
tensive dressed beef business is
now done at the yards. There
were three Chicago women who
were sisters of Michael Reese, the
Californian, who left $9,000,000.
They each, I think, inherited two-
elevenths of his fortune. These
were the deceased Mrs. H. A.
Keen, Mrs. Rosenfeld, and Mrs.
Rosenberg. Their husbands were
millionaires in their own right.
Where Children Swarm.
Mexico is the bed of children.
The land is flooded with them,
and a small family is a thing un-
known. They greet you at every
window, at every corner, on every
woman's back. They fill the car-
riages and the plaza; they are like
a swarm of bees around a honey-
suckle—one on every tiny flower
and hundreds waiting for their
chance. A man died the other
day who was followed to the grave
by eighty-three sons and daugh-
ters, and had buried thirteen,
more than you can count in three
generations in the States, so he
was a father to the grand total of
loo children. Down in a small
village, out from Vera Cruz, is a
father with sixty-eight children.
Allowing the small average of five
to a family, one can see how nu-
merous the grand children would
be. I am acquainted with a gen-
tleman whose mother is but thir-
teen and a half years older than
he, and she has eighteen more of
a family. It is a blessed thing
that the natives are able to live in
a cane hut and exist on beans and
rice, else the list of deaths by
starvation would be something
The newspapers report a bad
state of affairs in the Northwest.
The heat is excessive in Dakota,
and vegetation of every kind is al-
most entirely burned up. Great
alarm is felt among the faimers,
who fear prairie fires.
Lumber Yards in Ashes.
A Fire in St. Louis That Twenty Engines
Could Not Control—Twenty-Five
Million Feet Destroyed.
St. Louis, July 18.—A fire which
proved to be the largest and most
destructive of its kind that has ev-
er occurred in this city was dis-
covered at about 2 o'clock this af-
ternoon in the lumber yards of
Krapp, Stout & Co., at the corner
of A ngelica street and Breman
avenue. An alarm was immedi-
ately turned on and two engines
were soon at the scene. They
were, however, owing to the poor
water supply, unable to cope with
the flames, which, driven by a
strong wind, soon communicated
to the nearest lumber piles and
made rapid headway toward the
United States yards, the destruc-
tion of which seemed for a time
inevitable. However, the wind
soon drifted to the opposite direc-
tion and they were saved, but the
lumber yards were doomed. In
the meantime more alarms had
been sent in and twenty engines
were called out. The water sup-
ply, however, was entirely insuffi-
cient for the emergency, and the
flames leaped from pile to pile of
dry lumber with incredible swift-
ness. The fire could not be con-
fined to one portion of the yards,
for sparks and burning splinters
were carried in every direction by
the wind and the whole territory of
the yards, covering thirty-five
acres of ground, seemed to be one
mass of blazing lumber. The ef-
forts of the firemen, which would
evidently have been fruitless if di-
rected toward subduing the flames
were from this time employed in
keeping them from spreading, and
in this they were successful. The
fire was allowed to burn itself out,
and at the end of four hours 25,-
000,000 feet of lumber were a total
loss. The contents of the yards
was mostly lumber of superior
grades, and the loss on this account
is very heavy—fully $400,000. The
company's stables were also con-
sumed, but the horses were rescued.
The total insurance cannot at this
hour be ascertained, but it is esti-
mated at $275,000.
Chattanooga, Tenn., July 15.—
The trouble among the convicts
in the Dade mines at Coal City,
Ga., ended last night by the sur-
render of the mutineers and their
return to work. Two days of
thirst and starvation brought them
around The following dispatch,
received by Gov. McDaniel from
the principal keeper of the peni-
tentiary, explains the present situ-
"Coal City, Ga., July 15.—The
mutiny is over. I am taking the
convicts out of the stockade
as fast as the irons can be put on.
All the leaders are out but one,
who says he will not go out alive,
but I have no fears of him, as they
are all coming out as called. I
am glad I did not have to kill any
This ends one of the most re-
markable strikes on record and
one which might have been the
cause of serious difficulty and loss
To visitors at the Edinburg Ex-
position an exhibit of five miles of
"News" paper in an unbroken web
was one of the most striking ex-
amples of modern paper making.
The Crimes of Science.
An Indignant Denunciation of the Outrag-
es to Which Education Leads.
We are informed, in the case of
Nelson Palmer, a confidential clerk
who obtained $100,000 by forging
checks in Baltimore and commit-
ted suicide in the police station in
that city after his arrest, that "his
knowledge of chemistry helped to
bring on his ruin." It seems that
by the use of chemicals he made
certain erasures upon checks and
raised the amounts. He had grad-
uated from John Hopkins univer-
sity with high honors, especially
in the chemical department, and
"chemistry was his ruin," the dis-
patches repeat. With chemistry
thus convicted of this man's down-
fall and death, it is impossible to
restrain a shudder when one
thinks of the appalling number of
crimes that must be laid at the
door of the various physical sci-
ences and useful industries. If
this man had committed his for-
gery, for instance, merely with the
help of the pen, the science of
chemistry would have escaped a
dreadful responsibility; but one
more outrage would have been
added to the long list with which
the art of chirography is already
chargeable. If he had, instead of
raising checks to sustain his stock-
speculation, waylaid the cashier
some evening as he was closing
up the safe in the dim corner of
the store, ran him through with a
dagger and escaped with the con-
tents of the safe, the burden and
odium of the villainy would in
this instance have plainly belong-
ed to the industry of cutler}'.
If he had, again, worked his
way into the home and confidence
of his employer and put an end to
his life by the use of a slow and
artfully compounded poison, after
having procured himself an eligi-
ble position in the old gentleman's
will, the science of medicine would
have been directly chargeable
with the young man's downfall.
The train of reflections which
the accusation against chemistry
in this case brings up is a long
and sinister one. It admonishes
us that we can not be too wary as
to the manner in which we form
intimate acquaintances with the
physical sciences.—Boston Adv.
A Romance from Corea.
An Aged Bachelor Tells Why He Had
For parents and near kinsfolk it
is customary in Corea to mourn
three years. What a deep in-
fluence this prescriptive usage has
upon the life of the people is illus-
trated by the following story of an
aged bachelor who was asked why
he had never taken a wife. "My
parents as well as myself," he said,
"were desirous that I should marry,
and a suitable young lady being
found our betrothal took place.
Then my future father-in-law died,
and we had, of course, to wait
three years. I had hardly put off
my mourning than I had to bewail
the loss of my own poor father;
necessarily here was another term
of three years' waiting. When
these were up the future mother
of my wife took sick and expired,
and thus we were obliged to delay
our marriage another three years.
Lastly, I had the misfortune to
lose my own dear old mother,
which naturally caused a further
adjournment. So as four times
three make twelve, that number of
years had passed over our heads
and made us both the older. At
this time my betrothed fell ill, and
as she was at death's door I went
to pay her a last visit. My future
brother-in-law met me at the door
and said, 'although you are not
formally married, yet perhaps I
may for this once look upon you
as man and wife; come in and see
her.' I had hardly entered and
been for a moment face to face
with my poor wife than she breath-
ed her last. When I saw this all
thoughts of marriage fled from me,
and I have remained a bachelor
Will Cotton Decline ?
Capt. H. W. Wade, a leading
farmer of this county, who has
given much thought to economic
questions, says the day is coming
in this country when cotton will
sell at 4 and 5 cents a pound. He
says that England is our chief
consumer of raw cotton and that
she will encourage cotton raising
in Egypt, India, Australia and
other countries under her control,
where labor is cheap and the cli-
mate favorable. The United
States places a high tariff on goods
of English manufacture, amount-
ing to absolute prohibition in
many cases, and, as England can-
not freely sell us her goods, she
will not buy our cotton if she can
help it. Capt. Wade thinks that
our only hope for continued pros-
perity lies in free trade, free coin-
age of silver, home manufactories,
a diversity of crops and the aboli-
tion of the credit system and the
enormous per cents, that necessa-
rily accompany it.
Perhaps Capt. Wade makes the
picture a little too gloomy in re-
gard to the future price of cotton,
but his ideas are worthy of thought
and his head is level on the free
trade and coinage questions.—
A Mysterious .Find.
The llody of a Man Hidden in the Kulns
of a Storage Shed.
Texarkana, July 16.—To-day as
a squad of workmen were engaged
in removing the debris of a falling
shed.in the rear of the Arkansas
Oil Mills, which had been used by
the institution for storing purposes,
they found the body of a man,
crushed and decayed beyond
recognition. The body was at the
bottom of the ruins, and had evi-
dently been there since last No-
vember, when the shed was blown
down in a storm. In the clothing
was found a diary with several
pages filled in Swedish writing,
denoting that the victim was a na-
tive of Sweden. In the little pam-
phlet was found a letter, addressed
blurredly to some railroad foreman
at Camden, Ark., and signed
"Nelson Arkinson, foreman." The
letter was inclosed in an official
envelope of the Texas & St. Louis
Railway Company and bore the
printed names of the officials up-
on its face. The letter indicated
being written by the unfortunate
man, as it applied for work, and
being sealed in an envelope which
was not addressed, the supposition
is that he had written it and ex-
pected to address it when he se-
cured a stamp.
The impression is that he was
formerly, or at one time, an em-
ploye of the Texas & St. Louis
Railroad Company, and from the
appearance of his clothing there is
strong belief that he was a respect-
able and well-known attache of
that company. Other papers found
among his effects bore the name
of Neil Williamson, which might
possibly be his real name.
Most Effective Bomb Yet Inyented.
The most effective bomb ever in-
vented has not yet been brought
into play. It is a copper globe
filled with nitroglycerine, . and
when used is "thrown like a boy's
toy-bullet from a strong rubber
band_ You can buy these car-
tridges ready loaded from any
store where blasting material are
sold from 75 cents to $1. All that
is necessary to keep them safe
until you use them is to sink them
in cold water—a wash-bowl will
hold enough to butcher a regiment.
They are infallible. Wherever
they strike they explode, and one
will make a hole in the ground
broader and deeper than a grave.
An expert can send such a pro-
jectile a couple of hundred yards
with a good, stout, rubber sling,
and be perfectly safe himself ex-
cept for a shock to his nerves-
The dynamite bomb is only a toy
pistol beside such a handful of
condensed death. Its use does
not mean murder, but massacre.—
[New York News.
A Wild Man.
The people in the neighborhood
of Grover Crossing, a small town
in Ohio, are in a high state of
excitement over the advent of a
wild man in that locality. He is
described as being gigantic in size
and wearing no clothing except an
old slouch hat and a pair of boots.
His hair is long and matty, his
body is tanned until it is a mud
color and he is very ferocious and
has a frightful appearance. He is
very bold and can run like a race
horse. His eyes flash like fire and
his unintelligible utterances are
thrilling and blood-curdling. It is
said that the people of that
neighborhood have offered a re-
ward of $5000 for the capture of
the wild man, and that a party will
be organized in a few days to
make the attempt.
A Good Joke.
In one of the largest stores in
Boston, the other day, a lady who
had been selecting her wedding
outfit received the wrong amount
of change, a fact which she did
not notice till she got home. Up-
on going back the next day and
asking, "Do you ever rectify mis-
takes in change?" she was directed
to ask a floor-walker and was
promptly told "No; people should
have the sense to count their
change." The lady then informed
him that she was very glad it was
so, for they gave her $10 too much;
then walked out.—[Boston Globe.
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