The Democrat. (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 4, 1900 Page: 5 of 6
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Buy AirTight Heaters from J
T. Nile's. c;
R. E. Cogburn, of Bigger*,
renews for The Democrat.
We please with our line of ex-
quisite .perfumes. Smith Bros.
Miss Donna Halev, of Pnrkor,
visited in this city, Monday.
Umbrellas repaired end cover:
ed at J. Day's Jewelry-shop^M
Kinney. 8441. -
t A, Cr Dtflard was here from
Miss Pattie Hughes is visiting
Bothers must not
Dr. MoffettTs Teefhina (
Powders) will pure their child.
Miss Myrtie Buck is visiting in
Farm erjjvi lie.
Exchange your old furniture
for new at J. T. Kale's.
fof Princeton re-
You find what perfect ice cream
soda is when you try that we
make. j Smith Bros.
Eld. J. R. Darnall one of Collin
was hern from Weston
on our streets
When your watch or clock
needs repairing take it to J. Day,
the Jeweler, McKinney, Tex. All
work guaranteed.. 34-tf
When you—cannot sleep 4oi
coughing, it is hardly necessary
that any one should tell you that
vou need a few doses of Cham-
ber lain* Cough Bemedy to alley
the irritation of the throat, and
made sleep possible. It is good.
Try it. for sale by City Drug
J. H. Taylor, of Campbell,
mingled with friends on our
Complete House keeping out-
fits for less money than any other
plaee, at J. T. Nales.
F. W. MACKKKAL EstaxrAokmt.
Think of us when you are ready
to purchase your writing tablets.
Postmaster Curtis of Weston
mingled with the First Monday
Bargains in Booking chairs at
j> T. Nale'a.—40 atylm, r ... ..
KM. Eugene Holmes preaches
at Vineland next Sunday and
To straighten children use one
of oar' modern shoulder btfsces.
We have them for boys and girls.
. Smith Bros.
Sid. B.-C. Horn fills his re-
gular appointment at Chamber-
ville next Sunday. •
v / Go to Provine'a Drug Store
north aide of square to get your
prescriptions carefully compound-
• When you want to buy a house
and lot in the city or a farm in
the country call and sec me,
office in Johnson block. 34 t-f.
John A. Ragle, one of our
esteemed Princeton readers,
renews for The Democrat and
Dallas News. '
Representative John R. Smith
waa over from Aleo, Monday,
and called to renew for The Dem-
ocrat. He is busily engaged in
Halletsville, Texas; Feb. 18.—
I certify that my wife was troubl-
ed with a pain in her left hip
supposed to be rheumatism, and
also derangement of the kidneys,
and was relieved of it b? the use
Hall's Great Discovery. She used
only one bottle and I hi tike she in
B. G. Welch, a veteran Dem-
j ocrat subscriber, left cash with
Miss Laura Moore, of this city I Us Monday sufficient to net his
and Mrs, Mabaley Foster, of date forw lLto Nov. LIB01. Mr.
Welch is an Ardath resilient. _,v
W. S Taylor has been trans-
ferred by Bray Bros, from their
Henderson, Tenn., store to Mc-
Kinnev. He is in charge of their
OKOnOR AKIN, A OOLX.IN COCNTY
SOLIHKQ HOY, FALLS IN BAT-
TLB OF T1BW-SIN.—-FIGHT-
INO IK AULIRD ARMY. '
▲ana, have retained from a visit
If vou don't feel quite well, try
a bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilla.
It is a wonderful tonic and in-
vigorator. It will help you.
Rid Jfonr wheat of weevil bv
using Biaulphate Cartxin. Smith
Bros, have it.
A. S. Graves and Mr. and Mrs.
Artup Hill left Momlay for
Abilene to reside in the future.
• For sprains, swellings aad
lameness there is nothing ao good
aa Chamberlain's Pain Balm.
Exchange four second hand
Cook Stoves for a new one at J.
J.W. Evans, of Lucas, visited
our office Fridav and attested bis
friendship for The Democaat in a
very substantial manner.
Queensware, glass and tinware,
res and s
table knives and spoons aad ev
cry thine else for your table at J.
Try it. For sale by City Drug j granite
I crytntng eh
Com Oatee has bought the I j hide's, ud for leas mooev
Homer L. Johnson tailoring bus-, igj other place in Nortb
iness. Texss. one door east of poatoffice
W. M. Shields, of Tib in uorth-
eaat Collin, transacted business
hers Monday. He called to leave
saab oa The Deahocret of which
he is a steadfast friend.
W. Y- Morton, one of The
Democrat's old time friends, has
ourthaaksfor cash onsub*crip-
Employes the Latest and Most Improved
Bring us your old suit and when we get through with
H you will hardly recognise it. We caa save you
money on Clothing.
mm. B. Kindell's,
M. L. Akin, of Culleoka, is
Just in receipt of tidings from bis
son, George, wlio was sent with
other American soldiers to join
the allied armies of America,
England, France, Germany, Rus-
sia, Japan and Italy to march to
the relief of the besieged foreign-
ers in Pekiur China. George,
who was rsised on his father's
farm near Culleoka, 12 miles
southeast of McKinney, enlisted
in the regular army about eigh-
teen months aso and was imme-
diately sent to. the Philippines.
When the Boxer atrocities arous-
ed and shocked the world,
George's regiment, the famous
Fourteenth Infantry, was about
the first troops dispatched to
China by .Uncle Sam to rescue
United States Minister Conger
and. other Americans from the
ferocity of the blood-thirsty fan-
atic Chinamen. George's exper-
ience in the land of our-Antipo-
des is hest told by himself in the
"Tien-Sin, China, Aug. 15.1900.
"Mr. M. L. Akin,
"Dear Father and Folks at
Home—As I am at leisure, I
thought I would drop you a few
lines. We have been engsged in
battle. At Lsngt Ssn, on the 6th
of August, I was wounded in the
leg, it is not very severe, although
it has laid me up in the hospital.
I think in a short time I will be
able to be around. When-1 wrote
the last letter we were camped in
the American Mission, where the
missionsries lived before the
Chinks took s notion to eat them.
It is the only place in the city
where there are any houses to
speak of, the rest of the town was
BTowirup and burned, it is noth-
ing but a mass of ruins. The
populstion wss over one million
and there are not enough build-
ings left to nhelter 800 men, so
you can imagine what it looks
like. The British, Americans.
Russians snd Japs, made the ad-
vauce on this plsoe snd certainly
did storm it. The British use
what is called the lydite shell. It
is compoMcd of nitro-glycerine
snd ths concussion i« so great that
if it explodes within 80 or 40 feet
of a person, it bursts the esr
drum and kills them instantly.
The chinks hold these snd the
rapid-firing guns in great respect.
There are sny smount of dead
in the ruins of this plsoe snd
sometimes when the wind is in
s certain direction the odor .is
stifling. The risers that flow
through this place sre also full of
dead bodies. Well, I will tell you
to the best of my ability the ef-
fects of the tight and how it was
carried on. ' We left here Satur-
day. Aug. 3rd. and marched till
•> o'clock that evening and camp-
j ed. We broke camp at 3 o'clock
and in about 15 minutes the Rus-
sian* broke lows and you could
hear nothing but a continued roar
for about three hours. Ws
marched until 4 o'clock that af-
ternoon and cainped. The Rus-
sians had driven bark the enemy
beyond bearing. Well, we
marched on until the 0th. and
about &80 o'clock that forenoon
ws formed in line of battle and
in a very few minutes ws were in-
to it hot and heavy. The China-
men oommenced firing shells at
us about two miles off, but we
kept right on. We began to fire.
The bullets came fast as hsil snd
about 11 o'clock ws made a
charge of 1,000 yards on the
trenches. I got in about twenty
steps to the trenches when a
piece of iron struck me in my leg
snd over 1 went. I never did see
another Chinaman. Our regi-
ment lost fifteen killed and sixty
five wounded. Ths British lost
more thaa we did. We fought
along side by side, Americans,
British, Japs and Rufsisne. These
Chinese have fust is good fire
arms as any nation and know bow
to use them. I was brought here
on the 7th and the last I heard of
my company It was In about ten
miles or Pskin. I am gatttng
along nioely and receiving"#very
. Sept. 28.
The big rains have damaged
the crops considerably.
Wheat sowing will begiu next
Mrs. Lou Weaver of El Psso,
Texas, ia visiting her son, Walter
J. F. Nichols was elected dele-
Continued from 2d page
W. N. Fletcher, but fsiled to gain
that pleasure. We < understand
that they have splendidly improv-
ed places. We ssw the homes of
Aunt Brf.y Bryant i. v.ry i,kj J*0'
* hustlers. While there we mounjt-
fed a "row binder" fend watched
fchc process of harvesting JCaffir
com. We found a very interest-
ing gentleman in the person of
date of-the C. P, church to at- jCapt. J. L. White, post-master,
tend Presbytery at Farmersville Mr. White is a brother-in-law to
Get. 11. ; j Dick Emerson of Allen, also to
Elmore Snider and wife and
sister will leave next Thursday
for Shirley, III., to make their
W. P. Crutcher and family of
Lebanon was in this comn^nity
T. H. Adams is on the sicfc
Bro. Hall Preached here his
last appointment to a large con-
gregation and on Sunday he or-
dained a new elder.
Later: Aunt Betsy Bryant
died yesterday and wus buried to-
day in the Scott graveyard. She
was in her 80th year and was sur-
rounded by a large crowd of
children and friends when she
Lige Baxter was buried in the
Scott graveyard !ast Tuesday.
McDonald School Housk.
Rev. Cocke, of McKinney,
preached Sunday at this place.
There was a large attendance at
the ice cream supper, which net-
ted the sum of $83.
Messrs. Galloway and Sel Rog-
ers have gone to Greer county on
a prospecting tour.
-- There will be a meeting at the
school bouse tonight to see about
building the school house.
While I was enjoying the com-
munications my heart was made
sad when I read the one from
Parker announcing the death of
Miss Myrtle Robins of whom we
had the pleasure of meeting on
the let at The Democrat otfice. 1
know it has cast a gloom over the
entire Democrat family of corres-
pondents as one of our number
nas been snatched from us ho
soon in the bloom of youth. I
deep'y sympathize with the be-
reaved family in this time of
trouble. Arm Betsy.
New Goods arriving all the v: -
time snd he must hate ...
Our school opened thix morn-
ing with (food attendance.
Cotton picking is all ths go. On
account of rain cotton picking is
70c per 100 lb*.
Broa. Holmes and Horu are
carrying on a protracted meeting
at C/orinth witu good success
John Stalcap has been attend-
ing the big meeting st Weston
Quite a sad accident occurred
one and one-half mi leu east of
Roseland last Friday. Grandpa
Black had l>cen to the l>ottom af-
ter wood and on returning home
tried to cros* a very bad place in
the road. While attempting to
crosft the place he lost hie 1ml-
ance and fell to the ground, the
wagon passed across his body,
breaking his back from which lie
died st once. We sympathise
with his many friends and rela-
Rev. W. A. Shelton, who
recently married at Kingston,
Hunt county, was fa McKinney
for a short white Monday on
'ft' ■ y
The fourth quarterly confer-
ence was held at Wilson Chapel
Saturday and Sunday. Presiding
Elder I. 8. Ashburn nivached two
excellent strmoos. Bro Ashburn
hss been our Elder for four years,
and we regret very much to sec
him lesve but wish him success
wherever he goes.
A. C. Willisms is on the sick
list this wssk.
Luther Williams is improving
after a week's fever.
The sinking at John Galyeans
Sunday night was well attended.
Wiley Dugger and Charlie Wil-
son of Princeton attended Sunday
8ehool it Wilson Chapel Sunday
Mr. E. O. Mavsie of Mt. Zion
community was shaking bands
with friends st the choral society
Friday night after an absence of
two montns visit Missouri.
Several of our young people
attended the ice cream supper at
McDonald school house last Sat-
Mr. Farley of Wallis Chapel
sttended Sunday School at Wil-
soo Chapel Sunday evening.
Mrs. Shell of Blythes Chspel
community visited Mrs, Short
Mies Rosa Jackson of Ladonta
is the guest of her sister, Mise
Fannie Jackson in this city for a
J. D. Kemp, of Fayburg, pays
dollar for The Democrst
which Will go to his address in
the Attain, i ;
Mrs. Peters, deceased, who died
a few years ago and who was the
mother of Jack Peters, now a
leading postal clerk at Houston
Capt. White is one of the pioneer
citizens of Claude. He was an
old railroader and superintended
much of the roadbed work on E.
H. R. Green's celebrated Midland
road. He told us of a unique
newspaper experience. While run-
ning pn a steamer plying between
Liverpool and Melbourne, Aus-
tralia, he edited and published a
paper entitled the "Lightning
Express and Ocean Advertiser,"
on board his ste.imer, called the
"Lightning Express," The paper
was a "mover" being published
on a moving vessel in midocean.
It of course "scooped" its nearby
contemporaries on news with its
wireless telegraphy, had a wide
circulation land never failed to
get a full share of the patronage
of its "community." This paper
was printed in 18tR).
In regard to the climate of the
plains we have this to sa>. The
elevation of Claude is about H200
feet above the sea level. The at-
mosphere is delightful from the
fact that it is light and cool aud
pure. During the summer nights
a pair of quilts are almost without
an exception welcome compan-
ions as bed fellows. Malaria is
unknown in this region. Good
appetites, sound sleep, glowing
complexion, absence of lassitude
and preaence of activity, orna-
mented with smiles and good
cheer characterize the happy
ptmceful, neighborly people who
live in the vicinity we visited.
While at Claude we wrote to the
obseiver of the weather bureau at
Amarillo. 28 miles northwest of
Claude, asking him for the snnusl
record of rsinfall for the eight
years during the time the burcsu
has been established. He snswer-
ed as foliowr:
Amarillo, Ter., Sept. 18, 1900.
Mr. F. C. Thompson,
Sir: Referring to your letter
of 17th, inst, enclosed please find
the rainfall data at this station
aince its establishment in Jsnus-
ry, 1*5*2. Very respectfully.
J. J. O'Doknkll,
Observer Weather Bureau.
To 8 a. m.
Sept. 18. 19<)o.
NOT ICS RY THR WAYSIDE.
Mrs. T. W. McBride of Wash-
burne showed us a' nice pen of
each of thorougb-bred > white
Plymouth Rock and Barred-Ply-
mouth Rock chickens. The
former stock came from Breeder
Gunstream, of Eurudia, Tex.
She also had a fine lot of Poland-
There are only about votes
in Armatrong county "and it is
about as large aa Collin which
Telephones are all over the
plaina. The barbed wire fence*
ars utilised in transmitting, thus
svoiding a heavy expendituie.
lie wis Dyscrt, brother to Frank
Dysart of Claude, and whose
father lives north of MoKinney,
is in the drug business at Here-
ford Deaf, Smith county.
Editor Cook of the Clarendon
Banner end stockman is a cousin
of our townsman, J. C. Cook.
In traveling over the Fort
Worth and Denver Road, both
going and coming, we bad the
pleasure of being chaperoned by
conductor Geo. Clark, who lives
on Missouri Ave., in Fort Worth.
Wf say without attempt st flat-
SAM T. LAYNE,. .1
; ■lP5,.v V- 'r''-- '
Has just received a carload of DETROIT
BUGGIES and at prices that defy competition
T-v £ 'r' ,< "j?
AVERY DISC AND SULKY PLOWS.
World Renowned Sucker State Disc Dril.
Admitted and Accepted
Standard of Excellence.
We bu} in car lots thereby save y/Du local Treight. Oiir
Motto is quick sales and small profits.
We Sell Good Men on Easy Terms.
Opera House Building, West Louisiana Street.
tion a «| uick si* the proud
and haughty traveling humbug.
11 in giuiles light up the kouI* of
human beings as bright as the
headlight of his train lights up
the track of the Denxer Koad.
If the public service both of gov-
ernment and corporation* were
blessed by such efficiency a* is
furnished by Conductor Clark a
better feeling would prevail bc-
tweeu the institutions and pat-
We made a short visit to Amar-
illo. While there we met Rev.
B. Hatcher, the Baptist pastor at
Ennis but formerly pastor in Mc-
We noted a novel way of larriat-
ing a hor*' on the plains. A
hea\y galvanized wire, nay 200
feet long i- tretche«l from *take
to <*t ke tight rloae to the ground.
Tho wire i« run through a nwitel.
A ro|>e n hundred foot long fas-
tened to the horse* ne< k i* fas-
tened to t hi* swi\el with s *nsp
hook. The swivel turns freely
and kei'pM the ro|M- from twisting
and also <tli<l«>H freely along the
wire giving tin* Iio m free latitude
over sn arre of ground or more,
owing to th<> length of the wire
It is claimed by a great many
that lumber will not rot as fast
on the plains as it will in the low-
er elevations, owing to the condi-
tion of the atmosphere. Some
houses that have been built a long
time are remarkably well pre-
served. Though lumber is higher
priced on the plains, it is claimed
that its lasting quality mskes it
cheaper in the end.
County court waf in session
while we were at Claude. Not a
c riminal case wa on the docket
and only elsven civiWsses, ten of
which wsre railrosd damage
suits frowing out of grass burn-
ing on ths plains from passing
train*. Mortgages arc unknown,
aud suits for debt ars scarce.
Sunday, Sept. 23, we attended
servicers at thp Methodist rhurrh
and beheld a very interesting
Sunday seliool service, and heard
an ex client sermon by Rev.
The magnitirent Climate caused
us to n turn with a determination
to visit Claude again next summer
with our family.
A l>eautiful ami substantial
college stands out on the plains
near the station of Goodnight. It
was built by the generosity of
Mr. snd Mrs. C. Goodnight.
There sre now 70 students and
more expected from different
parts, of the state. What a
healthful, quiet location, free
from the contaminating influence
of a city!
"For three days and nightoi I
suffered agony untold from an at-
tack of cholera morbus brought
bv eating cucumbers," says m.
E. Low ther, clerk of the district
court, Centerville, Iowa. MI
thought I should surely die, and
tried s doseh different medicines
I nit sll to no purpose. 1 sent for
a bottle of. (Thamberlain's Colic,
Cholers and Diarrhoea Remedy
and three doses releived me en-
tirely." This remedy ia for sale
by City Drug Store.
.lim Warden, who has been a
most efficient local employe of
the Wells-Fargo Exprsee for
several years, was transferred
to s better position at Coreicana.
Sam II. Pa™, of White's
Grove, called Thursday to renew
for The Democrat for hia seven-
teenth consecutive year. lie
commenced with the first issue of
John Neely, of Bolivar, Den-
ton county, remits for The Dem-
ocrat which keeps him posted
on hfc old boms county news.
THE WAR DEPARTMENT....
Of even family household is ia the kitchea. If the hitchee Md
well stocked with i aood sappii of Groceries joo will always hue
Kraut & Pickles, 5 & 10 Gal. Kegs
dost Rec'd Car Load MichigareSa®
To get good fresh Staple aed Pa*i Groceries S HaduaU Wtea
baj from me. I rely apoa the Merits of m goods aad popalar
prices to wia trade. Toa get fall talae of even dollar joa speed
with me ia actual goods.. lamaotiethelottenb«sbe «d ten
No Games of Ckante.
U sell I
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