The McKinney Examiner. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 11, 1913 Page: 1 of 16
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Vol. 27, No. 42
McKINNEY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, SEPT. 11,1913
COLLIN COUNTY CITIZENS AT-
TENb RAILROAD MEETING
Last Tuesday afternoon twelve cit-
izens of Collin county, composed of
four men-each from the following pla-
ces: Westminster, Anna and Weston
accompanied by A. R. Nicholson of
Greenville, promoter and builder of
the Anna, Blue Ridge and Greenville
Interurban line, came to McKinney
and left on the 4:55 M. K. & T. train
for Greenville, where they met with
a delegation of Greenville citizens,
and held a conference at which was
discussed the building and extending
of this line.
The Anna and Blue Ridge line,
which goes by the way of Westmin-
ster is completed as far as Pilot creek
two miles west of Blue Ridge. The
crew is now at work- erecting the
bridge across Pilot creek, and making
permanent improvements along the
line, which was damaged by the over-
flows of a few weeks ago. The line
between Anna and Blue RIdse will
be completed by October 1st. The
new motor cnr is expected to arrive
within the ne*t two weeks.
Greenville hps been rather slow in
deciding whether or not she wants
this line expended into that city from
Blue Ridge, but at the meeting Tues-
day night it was unanimously decided
that the road should be built on into
the Hunt county capital. Greenville a
few days ago was asked for $73,000 to
pay for building the line to that city.
The greater per cent of this amount
has already been subscribed, and it is
thought that by the time the line
reaches Blue Ridge, that everything
will be arranged so as to keep right
at work until the line is completed
The citizens of Weston are working
for the extension of the Anna and
Blue Ridge line to that prosperous lit
tie inland village: thence to Gunter
and Gainesville or Celina and Denton.
It was for the purpose of laying their
claims before the promoters that the
Weston delegation was sent'to this
meeting at Greenville. The company
has asked Wesion for $15,000 and the
right of wav if the line is extended
In conversalion with a representative
of this paper the Weston delegation
stated that the amount had been sub-
scribed and the requirements of the
company otherwise would be granted
and they are confident the line will be
extended to Weston.
'Mr. Nicholson, the promoter, and
other stockholders of the line hr\ve
stated that they would like to run mo-
tor cars from Blue Ridge, Westminster
and Anna into McKinney. Also from
WeSton when that line is built, which
will be only a few months.
' Following is a list of those who
went to Greenville: M. L, Vermillion,
.1. M. Kerby, W. A. McDougal and W.
A. Pace. Westminster: T. B. Williams.
S. C. Stevens, ,1. E. Herrington. and
Alvln Brown, Weston: A. Shirley, J.
P: Collins. Joe Greer and B. A. Mar-
com, Anna. A. R. Nicholson, who had
been attending to business at West-
minster the -past few days, accompan-
ied them to Greenville. The delega-
tion was met at the train by Green-
ville citizens and escorted over the
city in automobiles, after which they
were taken to the BecUham hotei,
where they were entertained at lunch-
eon. All returned this morning on
♦he 8:25 M. K. & T. train.—Daily
Bill Passes Senate
WITH STRAIGHT PARTY MAJORI-
TY OF ONE, RECORD SHOWS
FORTY-FOUR AYES TO
Judge H. L. Davis, presiding.
■Dr. W. A. Houser vs. B. D. Rogers,
suit on account, verdict for plaintiff
for amount sued for.
Perkins & Biggerstaff vs. Sam Jack-
son. suit for commission 'n real estate
deal. Now on trial.
NEW SUIT8 FILED.
Washington. Sept. 9.—The two
months' struggle over the tariff in the
Senate ended rather quietly shortly
before G o'clock this evening, when
the first big legislature measure of the
Wilson Administration was passed by
a vote of 44 ayes to 37 noes, Senators
Thornton and Ransdell of Louisiana,
Democrats, deserting their party and
voting wilh the Republicans, while
Senators La Follette and Polndexter,
Progressive Republicans, cast their
lot with the Democrats and roted for
the bill, after having done all in their
power to amend it so as to make it
more nearly conform to the Progres-
sive Republican scheme of tariff re-
When Vice President Marshall an-
nounced the result of the final vote
and declared the great measure had
passed the Senate, there was applause
on the floor and in the galleries, that,
Vowever, did not compare in vigor
and noisiness with the applause that
had followed the affirmative votes of
LaFollette and Polndexter. There
was no applause in any quarter and
no sort of demonstration when the
two Louisiana Senators cast their
votes against the bill because il pro-
vided for an immediate reduction of
the sugar duty-«nd free listing of that
article at the end of three years. The
only Senator who was absent without
a pair was Burleigh of Maine, who is
ill. Senator Culberson of Texas and
Senator Dupont of Deleware, who are
also absent on account of illness, were
among the Senators whq were paired.
Sid Chinn Killed
Farm House Was
R. E. STANFORD'S RESIDENCE
TWO MILES SOUTH OF
The house of R. E. Stanford and its
contents went up in smoke last Satur-
day about noon.
The house was on Mr. Stanford's
place about two and a half miles
South of Farmersville.
Arthur Morgan who was living on
the place and two boys were the onlV
ones there at the time. At the time
it caught on &re they were c;>oklng
dinner. The house took fire from the
flue and had gained considerable
headway before discovered. Mr. Mor-
gan and the boys went vigorously to
work to put out the fire, and at one
time had it tinder control, but the wat-
er gave out leaving them powerless.
Everything was a complete loss, ex-
cept a book case and a sewing ma-
chine and maybe a few other things.
The loss was about $2,500 with insur-
ance to the amount of $700.
Mr. Morgan, was son-in-law of Mr-.
Stanford and was living on his place.
R. E. Stanford is a brother of J. H.
Stanford, one of Nevada's foremost
Died at Denton
FOR MANY YEARS RESIDED AT
NEVADA COLLIN COUNTY.
MR. Fft'iD BUSH AND MISS EDDIE
WIl^SOX WERE MARRIED-
WILL RESIDE HERE.
Mrs. Stella (Moore) Yeatts. better
known among her friends as "Grand-
ma" Yeatts, died at the' home of her
son. C. C. Yeatts. 208 West Maple
street, at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Fallowing new suits have been filed
in District Court:
T. C. Andrews et al vs. J. A. For-
L. T. Garrett vs. Thomas J. De Haas,
debt and foreclosure.
Eva Adams vs. Willie Adams, di-
D. L. Payne Vs. St. kouis S. W. Ry.
Co. of Texas damages and personal ln-
Oncers of Court vs. J. Woodall et
Margaret Betty- vs. W. S. Betty, di-
Russell Jordan vs. H. L. Davis et al
O. Stinnett and Mattie May Archer.
Fred L. Bush and Eddie Wilcox.
Joe Justice and Katie Dowell.
Ben Rowland and Cynthia Kenne-
SB. Goodman and L. E. Stlce.
C. Marshall and OUIe Jordan.
Boy Ramsey and Myrtle Klrkiand.
U Hlght and Maude Howell.
W. E. Marshall is having her
aery opening as tho Examiner
to press. Notwithstanding the
threatening, weather many la-
: her store when/she
FORMER DENTON BOY KILLED
WHILE AT WORK IN A LOG-
GING CAMP MONDAY—AC-
Sidney Chinn. aged 24 years and a
son of J. F. Chinn, living two miles
North of Denton, was killed in a log-
ging camp near Aberdeen, Wash.,
some time Monday, according to a
telegram which Mr. Chinn received
late Monday. The message was brief
and stated merely that .he was killed
while at work. In the absence of any
details it is presumed that death was
due to an accident. His wife survives
him, one child having died early in
the present year. Mr. Chinn said
Tuesday that the burial would proba-
bly be held at Aberdeen.—Denton Rec-
LEONARD'S new 5c, 10c and 25c
store opens Saturday morning at 9:00
o'clock. Come in and get your Enam-
elware on sale at 15c. West of the
Matthews Bros. Store.
The McKinney Public Schools
opened Monday morning, with a full
corps of teachers, assigned as fol-
C. V. Compton, principal, English
M. D. Fry, Science.
Mrs. W. T. ~ Beverly, history and
J. M. Glass, mathematics.
Miss Mabel C. Smith, Latin.
Miss Anna Maxwell, Domestic Econ-
Mr. W. W. Hamil, Manual Training.
Miss Kula Hunter, assistant English
Miss Mamie B. Dowell, Expression
and Physical Culture.
R. E. Beasley, Principal, seventh
Miss Bonnie Bell, first grade.
Miss Carrie Tinning, second grade.
.Miss Leuna Franklin, third grade.
Miss Madie Gough, fourth grade.
Miss Mary Abbott, third and fourth
Miss Allie V. Rodgers, fifth grade.
J. T. Foster, Sixth grade.
\Vediu..>day afternoon at 5: SO o'clock
Mr. Fred Bush and Miss Eddie Wilcox
were married at the home of the
bride's mother, Mrs. J. M. Wilcox, at
410 South Wilcox street. Rev. E. B.
Fincher, pastor of the First Presby-
terian churc.i, impressively performed
the marriage ceremony in the presence
of relatives and a few invited friends.
The bride is one of McKlnney's fa-
vorite daughters; loved by all who
know her on account of amiable char-
acter and sweet Christian graces. She
belongs to one of the best known fam-
ilies of this city and county, her father
being the* late J. M. Wilcox.
Tho groom is a tallented young
man. honorable and upright. Fie is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. Price Bush, of Al-
len. who also rank among the well-
known families of Collin county. He
has been in the employ of the North
Side Drug Store and is very popular
among his associates.
Tho newly wed couple left at once
for Galveston. On their return they
will make their home in McKinney.
The Examiner together with their
hundreds of friends wishes for them a
bright and happy future.
ARRIVED HERE MONDAY AT
NOON TEN DAYS BEHIND.
' The "logging" party for the South-
ern National Highway arrived in Mc-
Kinney Monday about noon and de-
parted at 1:30. They were entertain
ed at the CwnmercIjU Hotel. Th?y
le'r conifty Ma of Anna to White-
to Bonham. Paris and
Jail Break Tuesday
EDGAR EDMUNDS AND ARTHUR
FRANKS DRIVEN BACK INTO
CELLS BY UNARMED JAIL-
ER AFTER HARO
Without arms end aided only bv his
fists, Jailer Garrett Wells whipped Ed-
gar Edmunds and Arthur Franks Into
subjection when they attempted to
break out of the county jail Tuesday
morning. When assistance arrived the
Jailer had both the men driven baclf
into their cells and they had evidently
given up hope of an escape.
The attempted delivery occurred at
about 7 o'clock Tuesday morning. Tho
Jailer had been locking the prisoners
into cells Nos. 1 and 2 in the down-
stairs portion of the cage and then put-
ting in their food. As usual, he
thought he had all the men locked up
In those cells when he opened the big
door aud started In to put their food
on the box. Edmunds and Franks,
however, had "laid out" on him and
were in ceil No. It. which was unlock-
ed. the door being held out beyond
"As ( put the food down," said Jailer
Wells Tuesday, "I looked up and saw
them coming. I dodged back where
I'd have plenty of rtom and knocked
Edmunds, who was first, down.
Franks jumped over Edmund and
came on, and I. grappled wlKt him,
finally getting him down. I had them
whipped and back into their cells.
They wanted, evidently, to get my
keys, but they did not succeed."
Mr. Wells bore the marks of Franks'
fingers on his throat and had several
scratches and bruises, but was not
Edmnnds. who was first locked up
on a rape charge, was iudicted by the
grand jury on a charge of adultery.
Franks is charged with assault with
intent to rape.—Denton Record.
$1.00 Per Year
CAPT^JOHN H. BINGHAM DIED OF
HEART FAILURE MONDAY
Capt. John H. Bingham is dead.
The summons came Monday at noon
and without warning. Heart failure is
given as the cause of his death. Capt.
Bingham had not been complaining of
feeling unwell, so we understand, and
was ut*e to attend to his usual busi-
ness. He was at. his home on South
Chestnut street at the time and was
out ou the porch playing with one of
\he little children. He complained of
a hurting in his left side and In a few
moments thereafter was stricken. '
over 88 years of age, celebrating her
eighty-eighth birthday on August 27,
Mrs. Yeatts was born in Virginia,
but with her husband had been a resi-
dent of Texas for many years, living
at Nevada, Collin county, prior to
moving here to live with her son. Sur-
viving her are eight children, as fol-
J. B. Yeatts of Josephine: W. W.
Yeatts of Garza; J. M. Yeatts of Ri-
vera: E. D. Yeatts. of Midfield: C. C.
Yeatts of Denton; Mrs. Jim Wetsel of
Bellevue; Mrs. J. W. Kidd of Van Al-
styne; Mrs. J. A. Moore of Sherman.
She was married in September. 1840
to Jubal David Yeatts, who died at
Nevada, Collin county, eight years
The body will be shipped on the ear-
ly train Wednesday morning to Ne-
vada. Collin county, where burial will
be made alongside her husband.—Den-
KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
Calera, Okla., Sept. 9.—Buck Badget
was struck by lightning at his home
here yesterday afternoon and instant-
ly killed. Mr. Badget was sitting un-
der a flue through which the. Ix^lt
came. His wife and four children
were in the house, but none of theni
'rank Emerson and
Mayor Finch went to Dallas and !>c-
companied them to this city. At Pia-
no they were met by Commissioners
Massie and Barnes and Ha.'ry White
and Joe I^irgent. Mayor E. H. Mc-
Quistion of Paris joined the logging
party at Dallas and piloted them
through to Texarkana
Tho party had interred remaining
in McKinney several hours but we>-e
behind their schedule, and had to
The party left Los Angeles, Aug.
10th, and expects to reacn New York,
Hon. C. B. Randell was In McKinney
Wednesday a few minutes on legal
business. Mr. Randell is enjoying
good health and is getting very busy
in the practice of law. He met quite
a lot of his staunch friends while
J. T. Garner, of Tolbert. Taylor
county, sends a dollar and says don't
slop the Big Weekly. Mr. Garner
formerly resided near Blue Ridge. He
is doing well out there;
Big Tablet arid a lead Pencil for 5c
Saturday at LEONARD'S new 5c, 10c
and 25c Store.
SLEUTHS UNABLE TO SOLVE
VIOLENT DEATHS OF
Drouth Plays Havoc
With Nation's Crops
CORN YIELD IS CUT 421,000,000
BUSHELS; POTATOES LOSS IS
14,000,000: WHEAT YIELD
BREAKS ALL RECORDS.
Washington. Sept. 9.—Hot weather
and drouth have played havoc with
the nation's corn crop, causing a loss
of 421,000.000 bushels between Aug. 1,
and Sept. 1, according to the govern-
ment's monthly grain report issued
today. Since first estimates of the
outlook for corn tills season were
made there has been a decline In con-
dition amounting to 600,000,000 hush-
els and from indications of the crop
oondition on Sept. t, the harvest will
be 2,251,000.000 bushels.
An increase in the estimate of the
spring wheat crop places that at 24.1,-
000,000 bushels, making the combined
e.cop of winter and spring wheat of the
country 754.000,000 bushels, the great-
est wheat crop ever produced, exceed-
ing the record ccop of 1901 by 0,000,-
Williams is Dead
PASSED AWAY LAST SUNDAY AT
HIS HOME NEAR PARKER.
PURCHASE OF A PILLOW FROM
SECOND-HAND STORE THROWS
ONLY LIGHT ON FIENDISH
GOTHAM MURDER; BODY DIS-
B. F. Skeiton, principal, seventh
Miss Martha Iler, first grade.
Miss Fannie Martin, second grade.
Miss Clara Lathum, third grade.
Miss Beulah, fourth grade.
Miss Jimmie Stiff, fltth grade.
J. W. Moseley, sixth grade.
Miss Hallie Kitching, principal sec-
ond grade. *
Big Tablet and a load Pencil
New York. Sept. 9.—The cold trail
of the murderer who skillfully cut up
his victim and sunk her body In the
Hudson river less than ten days ago,
led detectives today to the second-
hand store of George Sachs, on the
upper west side. There was sold the
pillow with the red and blue ticking
in which a portion of the slain girl's
body was found. A middle-aged wom-
an. stout and poorly dressed, bought
it last April.
The hunt narrowed today to a
search Tor this woman. Who she Is
and where she lives were questions
a swarm of detectives set themselves
to answer. The pillow was traced di-
rectly to her because the manufac-
turers had made only a dozen of its
kind, had sold that dozen to Sachs,
And Sachs, had sold only two. One of
these was accounted for; the other
went to the woman sought by detec-
The river bad yielded this morning
no further members of the victim's
body, and identification was atlll guess Ldaughter, Winifred.
work. Until the head is found or tho
woman who bought the pillow is lo-
tad identification probably will bo
FINDING OF SOCIETY LEADER'S
CORPSE IN LAKE MICHIGAN
NER'S INVESTIGATION PROVES
Chicago, Sept. 9.—Flrends and
neighbors of Mrs. Walter B. Smith,
wealthy society woman of Lake For-
est, whose body was found yesterday
afternoon with a cord around her
neck in Lake Michigan, today discuss-
ed the circumstances of her death and
were unable to offer any satisfactory
explanation of the case. The coroner's
lr.quest late last night failed to throw
any light on toe mystery.
The Jury's verdict gave no theory as
to the cause of death. The verdict
"We, the Jury, find that Florence M.
Smith came to her death by drowning
in Lake Michigan off the shore of
Inquiry regarding the actions of
Mrs. Smith yesterday revealed that
before walking to the lake shore she
had seemed to be In the best of health
and spirits. She passed part of the
morning playing the piano at her
home and singing to her 16-year-old
Dr. A. C. Haven, physician for the
Smith family, said today that Mrs.
-Smith had enjoyed good health and
hwas not subject to fits of qteiaacholla.
Another of the old settlers has pass-
ed to ills reward—"Uncle Tom" Wil-
liams. He died at his home In the
Parker community last Sunday morn-
ing at 1:20 o'clock. His death was
caused from a complication of dis-
eases peculiar to old age, he being at
time of his death 81 years and 8
months of age.
"Uncle Tom" was a familiar figure
In this section. He had lived here
from about the time of the breaking
out of the war. He moved here from
Rusk county, and settled near Parker
where he reared his family. He is
survived by his wife and eight child-
ren as follows: J. N. Williams of
Johnson county; Charlie Williams of
Bellvue; J. W. Williams of Parker;
Mrs. Bettle Barron of Denton county;
Roll, Henry and Miss Sallie at home.
Deceased was a member of the Bap-
tist church. His burial was at Forest
Grove cemetery Monday afternoon.
The Examiner extends sympathy to
the family in their sorrow.
TALK TO THE TRADE.
McKinney Dry Goods Company Wants
OTeu to Visit Ita Store.
The McKinney Dry Goods Co., has
an ad in this issue of the Examiner
that quotes very attractive prices.
The manager of this big store wants
a chance to show you goods in order
to prove all that Is advertised. Mr.
Montgomery has recently returned
from the markets where he purchased
a splendid stock of goods for hla Fall
apd Winter trade.
See eur Opening Sale Prteee Satur
The news of hIs sudden death was
received with much sadness by many
friends throughout the city. It was
n shock to everyone, for the Captain
was down town nearly every day.
To tills writer the death «f Captain
Kingham brings milch. ^ udh'«*% We
had ktipwn him for 81, ye;..'*. ft waV
in his office we learned nit;, h, of the
■dnrtnterfO TTe w. *cr ruriy.
t*SlA">r of the Fiiquu.uv oaui ot
the oldest papers in the State, and we
can truthfully stjy lie wrts n good em
ployer. We thought niucli of him. He
was a skillful printer and he required
us to do our work right or not al all.
No slip-shod work was permitted
about hi in. As we grew older In his
employe the better we appreciated his
carefulness In our training. The Cap-
tain was a man of few words. He was
honest and sincere in his views. He
was a finely educated man, a deep
thinker, a splendid writer. As brave
a man as ever walked our streets, Hr>
was a democrat and always worked
for and voted the democratic ticket.
As stated, he was for years editor and
proprietor of the McKinney Rnqulrer,
which he edited until 1895, when
without a moment's notice he ceased
Its publication. That was the Cap-
tain's way. He never consulted oth-
ers about what was tils business. Thei
Enquirer was widely read by the pio-
neer citizens of the county. It was it
great favorite with them, anil it was
i surprise when he ceased its publica-
tion, for he was not depending on its
financial Income. He was always out-
spoken in his editorial columns. No
man ever knew .Jno. H. Bingham to
"ride the fence" on any question.
He erected a fine brick block ou
West Louisiana street and In this ho
had Ills printing office. When ho
ceased publication of the Enquirer he
retired to Ills home, where he spent
much of his time reading and looking
utter Ills big alfalfa farm which ad-
joined the corporation a few hundred
yards to the South. He owned nearly
all tills several hundred acres at time
of his death, except about 40 acres he
sold to the Cotton Mill Company. He
look much Interest In outdoor life.
He was 74 years of age. He came
here about 60 years ago from Tennes-
see. He was an ex-Confederarfe sol-
dier, serving throughout the war. He
was a member of Goode's Battery, and
Texas Hanger. During the latter part,
of the war he was elected Captain of
a Company to succeed Capt. Douglass.
In 1867 Capt. Bingham was married
to Miss Eliza V. Graves, daughter of
the late Isaac F. Graves. Sit
children were born to this union, all
living except two, Nathaniel, who died
several years ago, and Margaret Gains
who died when about one year of age.
Those living are Mrs. J. T. Couch or
this city; Mrs. Wat Morelock, of Dal-
las; Isaac Bingham, of Bakersfield,
Cal., and Good Bingham at home.
The funeral service was held at tl)e
home on South Chestnut street
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock by
Bishop Garrett, of Dallas, assisted by
Rev. Carrlngton, Rector All Saints
Church of Dallas, and Rev. Jamison,
Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church
of this city. Many old time friends
and neighbors had gathered to pay a
last tribute of respect to the deceased,
and mingle their tears in sympathy
for the grief stricken wife and-child-
At conclusion of the service tho
body was conveyed to Pecan Grove
cemetery where It was lowered to lte
The grave was covered with beantl-
ful floral tributes.
Thus paasee from tho
of men another familiar
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