The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 4, 1900 Page: 2 of 6
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stock this season far surpasses all our previous efforts to obtain the best for the least money. Read carethitty the follow-
ing prices and see if thejK do not discount all so-called, closing out sale prices:
500 yds unbleached canton flannel remnant* worth 7i* (a fic yd
500 yd# unbleached Canton Flannel remnants, worth 12 l-2c,
. .8 jU3c a yd.
2000 yd* Standard dress prints... >, Cn\4c a yd
1000 yds Apron Ginghams (k> c a jd
3000 yds Standard Brown Domestic* ... .(it' 4 l\2c yd
9—4 Unbleached Sheeting >,.... . fa>15 P yd
10—4 Unbleached Peperell Sheeting
10—4 Bleached Peperell Sheeting . \.. ,(a> 25c
Heavy 9-o* Jean*..'
fiO-in Bleached Table Linen .. ..v.*...
White Flaeael —., y. .1. .,..........
Extra Heavy Honey Comb Towels ,A.;
Large sise Crochet Quilts
15 pes half wool Dress Good*....... *
10 pos 42-in half wool Dress Goods
Black and Colored Henriettas
Blsck and Colored Henriettas, all wool,
500 yds Fancy plaid drew goods, worth 25c. ..
10 pes Wool plaid dress goods, worth 50c
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.. J6) 25cyd
..♦/« lie yd
. fa> 10c each ,
. (a 75c Mflh
.. (m 5e a yd
. (a 2 b%> a yd
,fi> 25c a yd
. (i> 40c a yd
. 15e a yd
,(S> 35c a yd
6 p<*8 Black Crepon for skirts, worth 1.00 ...(&> 75c a yd
Ladies ribbed long sleeve Vests...... ........... <S> 15c each
Ladies fleei:e lined long sleeve Vests ...Ob tie each
Ladies fast Black Hose, extra quality ; .<®> 8 l-3c each
Children*s fs t Black Hose heavy ribbed, all sixes, ft l-3c pair
Ladies Velvet Capes ^1.00
Ladies Velvet Ca|>es, braided, at..... .. F. A 1.25
Ladies cloth capes from 75c to-10.00
Ladies pluah capes from 1.50 to 15.00
Ladies jackets from 2.50 to 10.00
Misses and Cbildrens Jackets from
Infants oloaks from ...".f
Women's dongola patent tip shoes al/.Tl r. .1..
Women's heavy grain shoes at
Women's tine dongola olofh ton shoes at-......
Children's heavy graia school slioe at...........
Men's extra quality satin calf shoes 4t • • • ♦
Goml heavy^lO—4 blanket^, white and^colored
Extra heavy 10—4 half wool blankets at... ....
5 lb gray blanketsr a good doe, at........ *.v. ij
Fin*, all wool 10—4 blankets at
,1.00 to 7.50
.. .75c to 3.00
....... .«•. 1.00
.75c and 1.00
at 75c a pair
.. .2.50 a pair
. .2.50 a pair.
. 5.00 a pair.
We feel confident that a comparison of the above prices with the prices of our competitors will convince any one that our house
is the place to do your trading. \Our stock is unbroken and we can suppijf your wants in everything from a paper of pins to a
suit of Clothes or a Nice Dress. \We know the trading public will appreciate the extremely low prices quoted above and will
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Take Advantage of This Opportunity to Snpply Their Wants
For the season. Trusting to have a call from you, we remain,
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THURSDAY, (XT 4. 1W0.
Grover ('leveland, the only
Democratic president in fortv
year*, ha* been repu<liste<l bv
the party that elected him. 11
should lie remembered to ht^
credit, however, that he o|wof«l
the territory of Oklahoma to
Mrs. K. W. Harri* wrote to
Andrew Carnegie, «aying the Is-
* dies iff the Greenville Wrsley M.
E. chureh were trying to bur sn
Orgso and asking him to help.
She hs* just received a letter
from Mr. Carnegie, seying he will
contribute $500 to the organ.
Under leaden skies and with
cold rain falling the remains of
General John McCautev Palmer,
soldier, stateamnn, jurist snd
writer, were laid nwsy in the
cemetery at Calyville. near
Springfield, Illinois, Thurs<lay af-
Hon. Don. M. Dickinson, of'
Michigan* wss Postmaster-Gener-
n one of the cabinets of Pres-
ident Cleveland, snd was chair-
man of the democrati.• national
executive committee in 1892.
8 peak in* of the politic*) situation
In the west* he said; "In Michi-
gan we woqld not know that there
Bfjhin campaign in pro-
it not tor tike frabtfe
of a few Bryanite publish-
I copies of their papen.
, upon Gov. Roosevelt
in Colorado was the sm
Btjm cmp.igti.on in ^
of comfortsble homes yrrtiuuded
, by improved Isnds, drove* of
I homes snd herds of csttm. out of
debt, hesltliful snd indeflendent.
The soil is a heavy loam flanging
in depth from 2 to H feetA The
pnxluctive ability *M the soil
snd climate ie, no doubt, not\ful-
ly developed. Within our own
obeervation we noted a fairly
good growth and development <>f
Held crops of Intlian corn. wheat\
oat*, millet, and «<irghum Kaffir
corn grows remarkably well on
the plainti and i* s valuable stock
food rrop. It is plsnted in drill-
<yl rows and is harvested mainly
by "row bindors" which cuts sod
binds it in bumlles r adv to be
put in large stacks for winter ui#.
We were told that when Iw^sdrd
Three hundred and eight miles
north wild of Ft. Worth, slino«t
in thr centre of the Panhandle of
Texsw, on the plain?, nituated on
th«* Ft. Worth A l>envet City
Kailroad i* thr t< wn of Claude,
rapitol of Arm«tronf county. It
wa« here aud in the nurrounding tliw hed it will produce from
community *hst the writer -pent 150 to HO bushels of seed per acre
nearly two week*, terminating which it very nutrition* for tock.
Mon.lnj September *4, in rcei-ea- ; A machine is now on ths^market are ♦ alle<l Mr
tion ino t delightful for crushing both stalk and head M "dop* t<V
It i our desire to write about for feeding. It is thought to I*
it, but how to do thenubject J«4* j better to feed both togeiher in
order that the animsl may get the
proper amount of "mughnefis
We l«ro«ight a sample of the Kaf-
fir com head* snd Indian corn
raised this season, which we have
(in The Democrat offics. We
of. It is said thst when a field of
it is "turned out" the native
meaquite graas takes possesion
sod Johnaon grsss is no more in
that particular place. The hort
curly mespuite grass thst so tens-
cionsly snd thickly sods the vest
domsin of the plains is a puzzle
to those who sre not acquainted
with It. Where it seem* thst
nothiog csn survive oa it, greet
hesrds of cattle thrive and fatten
on its woodcrful nutritious little
bby tcm and blsde*.
ne would hardly think thst it
*Vuld furnish fusl for a destruct-
iv^ prairie fire. Vet we sre in- j
' that fires rage most ferr - *
s nd to aubdne it k s very
matter, with favorable
indA to aid it. The railroad* ,
nod ranchmen plow grant long 1
furrows about 100 yards apsrt
v 11 i
ice with our poor sbility. is s prob-
lem indeed. It was our 6r*t trip
to the "srid" plsin*. Thi* latter
expression i«, in a sen*#, obsolete
and mitileading. The early his-!
torv of this section of the great^
dometti of Texas, chronicled in
pert by the sctnsl fxpei ien**e >f
those who vinited it, snd partly by
the voluminous imaginstion of
those who never entered its bor-
ders. created in our mind s pie
fonnd sn abundance of. water
melons snd cnntaloupes highly
flavored snd on which ws feasted
aarly and oft#n." "A gentleman
just previous to our arrival had
tare "f>■ <* . dMTrt nrarlj V(01 ••''PP"1 ,wn nr' ' lh« iM
wb.n* the b«m.of:,*wd on* of
civilisation would ne^sr obtain
and human life would exist by the
sacrifice of slmost every comfort.
Visions of continued "drouths,"
stranded and starving families,
surrounded by the dying wails of
the few remaining domestic
brutes, naturally was in our
niinds eye. Poasibly it would be
right to sny thst there was some
basis for this picture. Several
years ago there was a considera-
ble em migration to this section.
The people were not familiar
ite soil and climate. The
rainfall wa* not sufficient to de-
velop the rudily managed crops.
Failures were many and the re-
sult was that many poor families
in finance and spirits
their misfortunes to the
which never retfhed that city.
Of the vagetablea we noticed
sweet potstoes, Irish potatoes,
tomatoes, okrs, onions, cucum-
bers, goobers snd s ffw othe:*
which we do not remember at
present. We viaited some fine
orchards, among which was that
of W. A. (Bill) Davis, who for-
merly lived on J. Thompson's
place near Rock Hill, this
countv. The growth of the
apple, pear, plain, peach
natd cherry is good, though
the frnit is not n yearly assurance
owing to the late freexe* and
fronts. However, this eoeeon,
Mr. Davis was able .to feast ns on
galore of the most loa-
▼ariety. Before passing
r we wait to *V that for
in life we founds
snd nt a favorable time burn Im>-
tween theui. These burned strips
guards. They set
a fire. One novel
method of stkbduin^ a prairie tire
is to rope s yearling, or an older
animal for that matter, eat it in
two, when two cow-boys will take
s half esch snd drug it swiftly
slong the edge of the Are. They
sre followed by men with Wet
cloth* who extinguish any re-
maning particle of flame that
may lie left. Dr. Penaiggton. a
Clsude citixen formerly of Kast
Collin, related bow hia father loot
several besd of moles by a prairie
fire which originated from an
electric atonn. 'fhe mule* ran In
front or with the fre and were
literally roasted lo desth, ' If
they had turned buck and
it their Uvea would have
saved with little injury to
imals. The big lefcea that lie at
kept jut! beyond the dsnger line,
always having s clear view of the
huoter, the country being prscti-
cslly level with no growth for ob-
structing their view from his ap-
proach. At one time we became
hdsrious st the bright prospect of
hanging s duck to our belt. We
discover*d s Isms duck in the
water and st once ' egsn to blase
away. At each onu-k of our gun
the duck Is •came more nimble aud
actually veemed to enjoy our futile
efforts to further disable him. He
exliultantly *simmed the wstera
to a *afe dutsnm- while we aought
the "Brummett Bosrding Hou«e"
in compsny with s ravenous sp-
\ elite snd s de*irr to finiah our
duck bunt in dreams on a com-
i fortable fnether bed.
A very good nlea of th** mirage
may be obtained on the plains.
One can read sbout the mirage
but csn hsrdly reslixe the effect
until s mirage is witnessed. One
csn ce p'ainly the lake of water
in the distance, the e<igea of
which msy or may not be lioec
with a growth of trees all of
; which la sa optics! illusion. No
j wonder the-poor desert traveler of
j which we have read shoot snffer-
•d-oo mane- disnp^nintments in
trying to reach these illusionarjf
objects' We vielted the celebrat-
ed Paladuro Canyon, the bead of
Red river, .which is a natural
foffftslKVa of mora than oftffnary
interest. A thousand feet Jeep
In plnces, the sides of which is
rugged mountainous formations
with very few places capable of
being descended by human foot*
man. ~ H Hm^mT li~ width with
some pieces several miles across.
In the recesses of this canyon
thousands of bead of cuttle are
perience. He became the possessor
of the Denton Review years ego
and edited it for some time. He
is now nicely loeeted, has a splen-
did place and a good crop and
stock to feed it to. While stand-
ing on the margin of the canyon
he pointed cut far down below as
the remains of an old dog out
near which a man was murdered
about eight years ago by the name
of Jim Moore, a bachelor. Moore
formerly lived at Nevada, Collin
county, and now bus relatives
there. It seems thst Moors was
buggy and team. They have been
viaited so much by sight seers
that they have become fpartly
gentle. We saw elevea elk m one
herd which also were gentle
enough to be approached within
a very short diatance.
remnants of buffalo . and
elk censes one* mind to
revert buck to the histor-
ic time when grant herds of these
snimals roamed the plains, pur*
sued by the ssvage, or an occa
aioaal, venturesome white hunts-
man. Mr. and Mrs. Goodnight
H. Z. Pennington, drug-*
in this isolated spot getting out j deaarve much praise for preeerv
cedar poets for the market. Hn these living wild relioe of the
almost r. gtilsr Interval* over this
section of the plains sre very in-j*■ «*/ wintered by thoss who ars
teresting and are certainly vutaa* j ^ f°r<ull*te ** to ow n or control
ble to the oo'intry. These natwr-i^ ^
si basins covering from 100 to 400 ** heavy snd during the
seres of land area, during rainy wigtetibwnt In furnish good gran-
weather are quickly Died with *®f* eettle often eome out
water. Some of the deepest one* of this csnyon In the spring ss fat
hold wnter during a very Ivag dry 18 w^wn ^ ^al^red. Some few
period. When dry a he.vy ^p b^ir and deer yet mmain in th«
of luxuriant nutritious "fife* cnayon but to find snd km them
k a task not'often undertaken.
ly furnish nhont
sppears which is vi
for feed, hence the value of
basin lend fa in no wise I
had been expecting some money
from relatives or friends, possi-
bly from Neveda. A man by the
name of Hutchieon found out (
that the nioasy was due One
day he ecoompeaied Moore to the
csnyon, hnving n Winchester with
him. Hs returned that evening
without Mcore. His suspicious
movemeate und words cn being
questioned about Moore led to
hie arrest. Next day in company
with the prieoner snd s crowd of
citisens the oflcer visited the dug-
out in the cnayon. A trail
struck which led to a deep gulch
s few hundred yards away where
blood was found. Nearby, the
deed body of Moors was found,
covered with rocks snd dirt.
The fcaad of fbe deceased Ml
been torn open with n shot from
behind. The prieoner in the
presence of the ghastly corpse
acknowledged that he ooifitnlttec
•he deed but la self defense The
trial r-suited in a life
snd today Hutchisoa is paying
the penalty of killing Jim Moore
formerly of Nevada. Preenma-
hly he killed him for money but
he failed to obtain it na Moore
hod no money on his persoa at
A greet many of
have rand of the Goodnight ranch
where ars kept herda of buffalo
and elk. We visited this reach
which is located twelve mflce
south-east of Claude. We did
H ^ta |h,a MM
MfH tTMNH fc-fMJ paxrjp*!s4Bx.Oi nQt W^rf*
told by the nelghbfbra that visitors
welcome to visit the large
pnsture Park where the
We had the exciting pi
ura of witnsssing n cuttle "round-
up" on the big MJ. J." ranch
It coneisted of n bunch of about
500 bund of Hereford or "wbite-
faced" cattle. The cow boys
rounded them up, pieced them in
a pen aad asperated ths cows
from the calvee. This ranch
consists of muny thousand seres
sad befoega to a lady in Kngiuad
by the nsme of Adair. Dink
Walsh a moot exoollent gnatle-
man msasges the entire business
of the reach for a salary, sea un-
derstand, of 11,000 per yeer.
Mr. Wnlsh informed ns that the
eaktle oe this reach aumhered
about 40,000 head. We noted
the Hereford or "white-
facad" cittta aralhe popular aal-
tie for the plaiaa. They wen to
be eapeoially adapted to the cli-
mate aad general aurrouadings.
Before proceeding Anther we Will
state that while at Claude^we
were the guest of our good friend
Judge W. h.
family who formerly lived et
Neveda, Texas, and who ranked
smong our very beet eftisens. Hn
is now serving the second term
as uounty Jndge of Armstrong
The town of Chmdn is n small
nlarr nf ■ bruit tSfl nnnnlolinn
^■•ae wi nuvnt mtrrr pwpig rntr rn %
bee s frame court bouse with n
splendid fire-proof vnuh nttached.
ft conteins n frst-cless two story
r. ck jail. The ea|e oei!s are lo-
cated «m the top floor in the cen-
Nat Slay, hotnljmj^confection-
H. Harris, butcher.
J. L. White,
far ns the writer is i
The juil at
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P. M. Hathora, blneksmith.
T. S. Csvana, general
F. P. Waltoa, general merch-
Joe Dysait, Nvery stable.
W. B. GUI, railroad agent.
Cheriey Drake, saddlery.
Dr. W, A. Waraar, druggist.
H. M. Right A Bro.,
Thud Pennington, groceries.
T. W. Smith, blacksmith. .
J. K. Slay, lumbar. , *
W. E. Millar, groeariaa.
Robt. Moore, barber*
J. C. Portenberry, hotel.
Of the ex-Col lie oounty people
now living in Annslrong oounty
ws nots ths fnlknringt
Tom Miller, brothsr of our
townsman, Wm. Miller. T. W.
Smith, formerly of Kast Collin;
Nsnl Col lias, formerly from nanr
Lebanon; Mrn. B. C. MaOnlih,
fprme^y Mlm Docia McCallon,
who. tfa^ht school nt Wylie; W.
A. Davis aad father, Sterliag
Davis, who lived near Rock Hill;
Edgir AveriU, son-i n4aw of onr
townsman, W. C. Berrua; J. H.
Howe, from west of MeKiaaa?;
C. A. Timmone, from Navntll,
now jnatiea of peace at Good-
alght; 8am aad Lea Callaham,
from Weetoa; Charley Byrd, nlao
and from Weatoa; Mra. Wilson,
daughter of Aady trails ham of
Weston; W.r N. Fletcher ngd
brother-in-law, K. K. Kerr, from
Vineland community; J. 0,
Grimes of Neveda, now jnatloe of
peaaa at Clenda; P. H.
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