The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 2, 1921 Page: 1 of 12
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THIRTY-KK.HTII YEAR (EMUtabrd February 7, IMH).
McKlNNHY, COLUM COUNTY, TK\AS. THI'HMDAY. .11 Nt: a. I Ml.
12 PAGES THIS WEEK
RACE RIOT SWEEPS TULSA, OKLAHOMA
FOR $11,500 IN
60 YEARS DIES
After considering the cane of W. H Mrs. J. R. Parker, for nearly 60
Worthy versus the Texas Klectrlc years a continuous resident of Mc-
Kullwny com puny four hours the Jury Kinney, died suddenly at her home,
rendered a verdict In favor of Mr. 607 Howell street, at 8:30 o'cloak,
Worthy for $1 1,500. The ease was Sunday evening. May 29. Hhe ei\'iy.
given to the jury late Friday after- ed fairly good health until Monday,
noon Mr. Worthy sought damages in May 2 3, when she suffered a slight
■um of $34,000 as compensation for al - apoplectic attack. Ity advice of her
leged Injuries received In January [physician, she had remained quietly
1910 in a collision of electric cars on In bed since and was thought by her
the defendant company's line near'family to be getting along fairly well.
Allen. (Therefore, her sudden death came —
The case occupied the entire week,
0AMAOK KHIT GOES TO
TRIAL FOR THIRD TIME
a shock and surprise to her family
land many friends.
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Native of Texas.
Miss Margaret Howell waa born at
Decatur, In Wise county, Texas, Jaa-
For the third time the case of Mra. uary 86, 1854, being at the tiina of
Ora Thompson of Wylie versus the her death 67 years, 4 months and 4
Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe railway days old She came with her par-
company has gone to trial. The ents. Daniel Howell and wife, to
third trial began in the Fifty-ninth iMcKlnney when she was only about
district court Monday. Mih. Thomp-jnine years old. She grew to young
non is asking for damages in the sum womanhood in McKinney and waa
of $30,000 as compensation for In- united in marriage to J. R. Parker,
Juries allied to have been received March 11, 1879. The marriage cere-
whon she was thrown from a ti'sfgy [mony took place in the old Chrlst-
In which she was riding when the Ian church, which stood Just across
horae she was driving became fright- the street west of the present big
ened at a handcar standing on the (brick church edifice that now stands
defendant company's track in the on the corner of Benge nnd Hunt
town of Wylie in 1916. (streets. Rider J. H. Skilea officiated.
The case was tried at the previous The attendants at her happy mar-
term and the Jury failed to agree. In 11 iuge were. H. D. Heard and Mlsa
the first trial the Jury also failed to Mary Howell, sister of the bride, and
* II A. Ilia \JL' 1.1/11 l( f I i 1 I II till Miuu 17*1 ft nt
reach a verdict.
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A Judgment wus rendered in the
case of Mrs 13. G. Turner versus J. R.
Dlckerson The Judgment waa In
favor of the plaintiff and was for.
Joe W. Waddill and Miss Flora
Benge. Her husband, J. R. Parker,
came to McKinney In the latter part
of the 50's, residing here until his
death, which occurred June 25, 1909.
Her husband was a Confederate
ravor oi nie iimuiuii t.nu *,«•■* . * • soldier, being second lieutenant of his
43,556.20. amount of note and inter- company, which went out from Ken-
est, and $355.62, attorneys' fees. It jtueky into the service.
was a foreclosure of vendors' lien on After the war lie wus for many
land set. up in petition. years a well known merchant of Mo-
Two cases were continued till next (Kinney, until the time of his death
term of court by agreement with at- twelve years ago. He was a proinl-
torneys representing both sides. They nent Odd Fellow and Knight of
wore the First State Bank of Wylie Pythias and served his ward as al-
_ _ ^ —• mra Anna derman for several yeara.
The deceased Is survived by two
children, Mrs. Ed O. West, and a son,
Howell Parker, who both reside in
the old family homestead with their
versus T. F. Branch and
Roach versus the Texas
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Jury fop tllO W*8k. me oia lamiiy n«iinwwn«i mm
The Jury for the week is composed mother, who waa tenderly cared for
- - a «• Roy |n her old age by theae devoted chil-
dren. She la aurvlved by three
grandchildren. Margaret. Billy and
Benjamin Bdward West.
of G. L. Duncan. 8. F. Cook.
Bobbins, J. F. Johnson. W. O. Smith
A. B. Straughan. Arthur Terry. J. If.
fftte, 8. M. LJttrell, B. R. Daniel, B.
J. Nichols, V. D. Settle, T. A. Stroup.
R. A- Curtis, J. H. f. Boll.
H. W. Plannery. R- A. Hope. J. A.
Wltta. . ' •
nil i ie i.nun n
i Pope of the Weeten commun-
ity- -arretted by the SherifFs De-
ffirt—mr Saturday charged with
busgtariatng a stare at that place
about' May •. released on
hood la the sum of |TH.
THE LOCAL MARKET
Corn in ahuok per bu •*«
Bran per cwt $1.50
Shorts per cwt
Chops per cwt. $1.00
Oats per bushel <®c
Wheat per bu. (basis No. I.) . .$1.M
Alfalfa hay per ton $15 to $10
MiMet hay per ton $10 to $12
Johnson grass hay per ton $7.50 to$l0
Prairie hay per ton $8 to $10
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Produce and Provisions.
Baoon per pound tic to He
Butter per pound Mo to He
Creamery butter 4le
Chickens, fryers per pound 20c
Old roosters, per lb •«
, per lb
par doa. (candled)
LMl par Hh
Irish potatoes per bu
Potatoea par bu. .
Hoga per cwt
Boat cattle per owt.
Sheep per cwt
Funeral services for Oscar M.
Walters, who died of wounds sustain-
ed In the St. Mlhiel drive during the
world war, will be held at Forest
Orove Thursday afternoon at I
o'clock, conducted by the Rev. J. Ben
Snider and the Rev. A. H. Snider. Re-
Interment will be made in Forest
Private Walters was a son of Mr.
. Ill and Mrs. Milt Walters, for several
|IH years residents of the Forest Orove
,'$$ community, but who now live at Pa-
ducah, Cottle county, Toxas. He was
91.00 wounded September It, 191$. and
died September 25 following. He waa
AT a member of the 35tth Infantry.
OOOD RAIN rAM* AT Ninetieth Division and waa trained at
AltD KUBS WW _ A, Mmf> at his
Cotton per pound
Cotton seed per ton .....
Cotton seed meal per cwt.
Hulls per ton
Mixed bulls and meal eotb
eeed per cwt
$« to $T
.14 to M
•I to $•
•c to ISO
Rev. C. L. Bo wen, wife and children
of Prosper motored over to McKinney b (| arrivw| ,n Sherman Tues-
Wndneeday to moot their eon ana —
brother, Bdwin Bo wen, who _re turned ",«h
from Oreenvllle where he «*u- ^ nlade arrangements to
dant in Wesley C ollege J*'™' have the body transferred to the In-
The Rev Mr. Bo wen has been laid up wedneaday morning and
"r.'KfJvsrsK s ffiS? «r
g epralned ankle, but is nowaoie i 0.c,0ck, The body waa received
get about by JJ* by Sam J. Mamie. W«dneeday It
Mra. visa Oauanell of this city
viJtlng her brother. B. 8. Williams,
at Park Hill. Oklahoma, for
at Part Hill, ^'^-r 'therof M Frelday Drug" Co. of Cushlng, Okla-
threa weeks. She 1s both homa. Is In MoKlnney visiting rela-
C. Oausnell and Mra. H. O. Lewis, b Uvpn and fpiends for a few daya.
Last of Her Family.
The deceased waa the laat one of
family of sift children, all reared
and living in MoKlnney until their
death, as follows: John. Jim and
George Howell, Mrs. Nannie Bstss
(first wife of the late Ban T. ftatee).
and Mrs. Mary (John) Brwln.
Mra. Parker was a devote 1 heme
loving wife and affectionate mother
aad.kind neighbor. ■ *
She waa a member of the Pvaqhr-
Her funeral was conducted at
the family realdence at 6 o'clock
Monday afternoon by her pastor,
Dr. B. B. Flncher. The Interment
followed In the Pecan Grove Ceme-
Active pallbearers: T. P. Dooley.
Oeorge B. Hughes. Charlie Sears, Lee
Burgess. G. Fred Brannon and U. T.
Honorary pallbearers: W. 8.
Coffey. S. D. Heard. Gen. B. W. Kirk-
Patrick, Dr. J. E. Gibson. Dr. T. W.
Wiley. H. A. Finch, It. C. Kim-
brough, Hans Dickens, Capt. J. S.
Do well, J. D. McKinney. John D.
Page, Dr. Ben Largent, G. Adams,
Tony McDonald. Joe W. Barnea, D.
C. Hill, Giles McKinney. Grover
Hlght, Jesse Atkinson, G. R- Smith.
J. H. Cable, Tom W. Perkins. Clint
Thompson, Walter B. Wilson, R. B.
Davla, II. 8. Owenby, Joe Hlght, John
Johnston, Howell B. Smith.
FUNERAL FOR OSCAR
WALTERS AT I TOD A*
time of his
11 over the Texas
Walters, a brother of
brother. W. H. Waltera. at Wore*
Orove where it will remain until
ia burial hour Thuraday.
Reed Oatea, an employe of the
Copyrighted 1921 by W. T. Foster.
Washington, D. C., June 2, 1921.
Some .small unimportant warm waves,
storm waves and cool waves will oc-
;cur the week centering on June 11
but the> are not worth u write-up. At
'date oi this Bulletin the groat storm
period predicted for ilrst part of June,
! fully demribod In last Bulletin, Is ex-
pected to be of considerable interest
land, after its cool wave passcx tem-
I peratures are expected to mukc a gen-
eral. gradual but great rise and Kood
cropweather will be the result.
During Ilrst part of week centering
on June 15 a general storm will uppear
In the Alaskan northwest. The word
storm does not mean danger; II
means the sume but Is better than to
suy weather disturbance. These storms
are one of all-important weather feat-
ures. Were It not for them we would
get only the ancient mists that prevail-
ed before the Moon oame to the
The warm wave of this storm will
cover ull the northwestern part of the
continent and lis center will cross to
the east side of meridian 90 nour
June 15, take the usual course for this
season toward the southern Allcgunles
and then northeast toward Newfound-
land. The center ol the low or storm
wave Is expected to cross merldlun 90
near >st. ijouis about June Iti, reach
the eastern cotton stutes about IN and
Newfoundland 20. Not much ol a cool
wave 'will follow but the preceding
warm wave will bi iiiK higher than
Rains from this storm will be much
less than will liuvu come from the
storms earlier in June. Their distri-
bution will be much the same as for
earlier rains of this month. Storm
forces of middle of Jur.e will be mod-
erate but will Increase toward end of
month. No hall Is expected during
the week centering on June 15.
1 have tried to teach my readers
how rightly to interpret these fore-
casts and they are making splendid
progress. They must have intelligence
and Information before they can gel
the full benefit of my rainfall fore-
casts. All now understand the moiMt-
ura for this live monthn cropweather
period Is coming from a vast section
of the Atlantic ocean that Ilea between
Newfoundland and Ireland and is
being carried westward by the highs
that move eastward. This moisture
Is condensed into rain as it enters the
lows or storm centers but most rain
o«curs where that westward moving
moisture strikes rising lands and least
on ths -westward side of the hills or
or r Ml gee or mountains crests.
Bui-It makes great difference aa to
where you ara located. In the early
part of the storm path, In' Alberta or
B. C., the rains will be in the southeast
or osatb quadrant or quarter of the
storm. But If the storm center Is M
Florida tho rains will be In tha north
or the northeast quadrant of the
storm. LAV out the storm path on
our map of tbia continent and then
estimate where most rain will fall
when the storm progressing eastward,
reaches your longitude.
1 am expecting the rainfall for June
on this continent to be above normal
In sections near the Atlantic and
Very severe and crop damaging
storms followed by killing froste In
northern sections arc expected during
the ten days centering on June 4. That
will be the time for farmers to sell
their wheat and dealers to sell Sep-
tember deliveries of oats and corn.
HEAVY HAL RHEA TO TELL
VISITS SECTION OF CONVENTION
SOUTH OF TOWN OF CHURCH
A destructive hal swept u territory
one-half mile wide south of McKinney
Sunday afternoon. Crops suffered con-
Islderable damage, according to report
I Cotton, corn and oats were beaten
Into the ground and the hea\y tain ac-
companying the hall also did damage
by washing the anil away. Corn suf-
fered heaviest damage.
According to a report brought to
McKinney Monday, the rain extended
southwest to Wetsel and south ae far
as tha 8naed farm. Other reports In-
dicate the rain was local in extent.
Wylie, Frisco and I'lano received only
BISHOP OIRIjK' DKMO.-VSrr HATION
CLUB PIAAN ENTERTAINMENT
The Girls Home Demonstration club
at Bishop will have an entertainment
at the "Bishop School House." Frfflay
night, June Ird. The public la cor-
dially Invited to come and have a good
time. The glrle will sell home made
candy, lemonade, popcorn, a supper
and lee cream. Those that are anx-
ious about their future com# and have
your fortune told.
A good time le promised all that at-
decoration june ft
Anntial decoration of graves Is an-
nounced to take place at Stiff Chapel
eemetery. nine miles Northeaat of Mc-
Kinney. at t o'clock Sunday afternoon,
June 5. This Is one of the oldest
burial grounds In our county. A num-
ber of pioneer cltlsens and their de-
scendants are burled in It. All Inter-
ested will pleaae take notice and at-
may nmram on test
Dr. P. M. Briatow of Westminister
transacted business here Wednes-
day. Dr. Brtetow states that the oil
teat, being made at Westminster. Is
down two thousand feet. Work has
been suspended for. some tlms, but It
Is hoped that arrangements can bs
mnde for the resumption of work In
order lo put the teat down to a
maximum depth of three thousand
live hundred feet. Is necessary.
Mrs. J. Ollle Smith has returned
from a week's visit to relatives and
friends at Wlnnsboro.
John C. Bnloe, extensive landowner
and close observer of crop conditions,
eetlmated that the rain was worth
thousands of dollars to the farming
Interests In the territory affected. Tho
rainfall amounted to 1.60 Inches, ac-
cording to U. P. Skelton, local govern-
ment co-operative weather observer
for McKinney and vicinity.
Mr. Knloe suid that wheat would
Improve twenty per cent In quality
following gtmduy's rain. Wheat is now
in stiff dough, he said. Oats will be
benefited. ftust, which has been
iduinuging outs, was washed off of the
stalks and blades. Corn und cotton
will likewise be greatly helped, as also
will gardens. Onion farmers near
McKlnney report that the rain will be
benellcial to their interests.
The rain also abated the dust
nuisance and made sleeping much
more ccinfortable Sunday night.
The rain ended a drought of 19
days' duration. The last shower oc-
curred on May 9. fifteen one hun-
dredths of an Inch. On the 8th the
precipitation was .38 and on May 1
the rainfall was 1.20 Inches.
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Light Rain at Anna.
Dan Scott was In McKinney Mon-
day. He reports very little rain as
having fallen on his farm near Anna
I.. D. Franklin, a well known farm-
er llvlu( about Ave mllea northwest
of MrKlrtney, stated that a good corn
and cotton shower fell almost adjoin-
ing hia farm Sunday evening. Little
rain, however, fell on his place, but
It got heavier eastward toward Mc-
RAIL LABOR BOARD
TO CUT I
Chicago, III., June 1.—Approximate-
ly 6Wo-thlrde of the wage increases
granted railroad employee laat July by
the raUmad labor board waa ordered
deducted beginning inly I, in the
bseed's | dscUtsn . announced today.
Fwm the Hisimm iae year of |ltt,-
MM OS ayeae- Increases of railroad
labor, nearly |490.*O ,«9 will be out,
it le estimated*vhr the reductions di-
rected by the board.
In the caee of the general class of
maintenance of wAy laborers tbe en-
tire increase of S 1-Se an hour was
srtthdrawn, while In others of the
classes having the larger number of
emmployes the outs ranged from 13
to 8 and 10 to (c an hour, as com-
pared with the award of last July.
Although the wage cuts are to ap-
ply only on tho 104 roads vhtch hud
Died announcement eaid that applica-
tion of other roada would cause the
same reductions to bo placed in effect
on those lines. The decreases, it Is
estimated, eventually will affect two
million men. The general averago de-
crease Is placed at 12 per cent, as
compared with an average of 21 per
cent Increase granted laat July.
PRINCE7TON MAN LAID TO
RENT AT FAKMKRSVILLi :
Funeral servlcee ovsr ths remains
of J. P. Mlllsr. early settler of Collin
county, were held at the Methodlet
church In Princeton, Friday morning
at !• o'clook. Sendees was conducted
by Dr. J. Sam Bare us of McKinney.
The Rsv. C. F. McKinney, paator of
the Princeton Methodist church and
the Rev. LeFsvsr, also made talks.
The latter worked for the deoeaaed,
before he entered the minletry. Mr.
Miller died at hie home In Princeton
Wednesday night. He waa bitten by
b rat several days ago and blood
poisoning sst up, oausing his death.
Following the funeral at Princeton the
remaina, followed by a large number
of Borrowing relatives and frlenda,
were conveyed to Farmersvllle where
Interment was mads in the I. O. O. F.
cemetery under Msaonlc auspices,
which order ths deceased had been a
member of for many years. Deceased
was member of the Methodist church.
Hs ssttled In the Climax community
many yeara ago where he reared his
family. A few years ago hs moved to
Princeton for school advnntngaa. A
number from McKlnnsy attended the
Chester N. Waters of Allen
through McKinney Friday morning.
He was on his way over to the home
of Jem Donlhoo near Princeton to look
at the Duroc hogs of the latter. In
the afternoon Mr. Waters also visited
his frlenda Dan Scott and J. J. Mc-
lAln of near Anna and inspscted their
WILL J RHEA.
Commissioner Will .1 Ithou. wife
und little son, have returned to their
home in McKinney, from Winona
Luke, Indiana. Mr. Ithen was one of
tho two delegates to I hi Oennral As-
sembly of tli«. Presbyterian church U.
15. A. from the I allas Presbytery,
which assembly was held at Winona
Mr. Rhea, who Is well known In
Presbyterian church circles through-
out North Texas, was selected for this
Important mission on account of the
great work he has done In I be Men's
Bible <'lass ol the Federated Presby-
terian churches ol' McKinney, which
from a small beginning several years
ago, lias grown to be a big fuctQr In
Mr. Itheu will occupy the pulpit at
the Presbyterian church Sunday morn-
ing at which time he will give ai| ac-
count of tho convention proceedings
and bring a message from the best
ininds of the church aM a wholo. A
cordial Invitation is extended to every-
one especially other branches of tho
Presbyterian church In Collin county.
BROTHER OF SAM NEATH-
ERY IS DEAD AT St
Dr. A. O. Neathery, fit yeara old.
died suddsnly at his home in Gaines-
ville, Tuesday, according to word re-
oeived here. His body was seat to
Farmersvllle where interment took
place Wednesday. -
Dr. Msathery waa a sea. of the late.
Dr. At H. Neathery who waa oho of
the earliest ettisena of the county, and
a pioaeer banker of Beet Collin coun-
Dr. A. a. Neathery waa a brother, qt
Sam Neathery, former county attorney
of Oolltn county and-now a practicing
attorney of this city. Daa Neathery.
former county treasurer of this coun-
ty. is also a brother. Miss Hattie
Neathery. prominent In Texas club
clrclea. Is a slstsr.
Surviving are a wife and aeveral
children and ten brothers and sisters.
USING FORTY CARIiOADS
OF GRAVEL A DAY
County Engineer F. W. Cawthon
went up to Gainesville one day last
week to see about the gravel situa-
tion. This county la using much
gravel from the Gainesville pit. Ar-
rangements were made with the com-
pany to furnish Collin county with Its
entire daily output which Is forty
car loads per day. This gravel will
begin to arrive in Collin county In a
few days and by July Ilrst, with ons
hundred and thirty-nine car loads of
gravel already at Piano, and thirty-
five carloads at Mellsaa, it is hoped
to have sufficient gravel unloaded In
Collin county to complete the Bsall
Highway. The work on the Bxall
Highway is being pushed as rapidly
as poaalbie to complstion. Engineer
Cawthon states that thsre ara now
aix large construction crews at work
on the Bxall Highway. Work on all
the roads In the county is making aat-
Isfactory progress, according to Mr.
Cawthon. At preaent there, are one
hundred and thirty-four mi lee of
good roads under construction nnd all
nearlng completion In Collin county.
BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL
CLOSED MONDAY NIGHT
Tulsa. < . June I Seventy-seven
dead -nine whiles and sixty eight ne-
groes between l...on and 2.000 tn-
Jured. ten tin blocks ill Bed to ihu
uroiiud. with an estimated property
damage oi $'.'.000,000 and 5,000 ren-
dered homeless. This as lull oi Tulsa's
race war rioting. as conservatively
complied from official sources at a Into
hour Wednesdn> night.
Ivstlmatcs given out of a death list
of i: could not bo confirmed.
Tulsa, okla , June 1.—Continuous
gun lire broke out shortly after day-
light near the negro quarter of Tulaa,
the scene of an all night race disturb-
ance, lu which hundreds of armed
iwhile men and negroes took part and
(which resulted In the death and In-
jury of an unknown number of per-
Isoiis und Hie calling out of Oklahoma
National Ouiird units lo put down the
Two white men killed in ths riot
hud been Idenlilied.
Carl l>. Loipelsch, 28, Randall,
Kitns., was shot through the breaat
and taken to a hospital at f:S0
o'clock tills morning. He died short-
F. M linker, Haveliu, Kaus., 27,
was shot In the back with buckshot,
lie died this morning at a hospital.
An unidentified white man about
"K, light brown hair, light brown
eyes, live feet ten Inches, 2 00 pounda.
was taken to an undertaking pMrlor.
The firing came from a spot where
throughout the early morning hours
live hundred while men and a thou-
sand negroes faced each oilier across
railroad tracks. First reports to pollco
hoadiiuurlcrs said that the bodies of
from six to leu negroes could lie seen
lying lu a space described as "no
man's land." The police also had a
report that three SI. Louis anil Hun
Francisco Railway switchmen and a
brakemen had been shot lo death.
As the dawn broke sixty or seven-
ty motor cars lllled with armed whito
men formed u circle completely
uround the negro suction. Half a dosen
airplanes circled overhead. There waa
much shouting and shoollng. A row
of houses along the railroad tracks
was fired, but lack of wind prevent-
ed the flames from spreading. A
party of white riflemen was reported
to be shooting at ull negroes they aaw
und firing Into houses. The negroea
were said lo he returning the lire die-
A partial list of wounded compiled
early today follows:
F L. Curry, 2*. Tulsa, slightly
wounded in the neck by stray bullet.
A. B. Stick, 29. city clerk of 8a-
pulpa. Okla., probably fatally wound-
ed. Standing on etepe of a laadlag
hotel when struck by stray bullsfc.
G. T. Prunkard, 24, railroad ooa-
ductor, Sapulpa, seriously wounded.
Lee rischer, 21, Tulsa, iirltiidr
L- C. Sliakard. 21, Tulaa. eerlouslr
injured when run over by automobile
loaded with armed negroea.- •< ■< <
At t o'oteck 3,t«« negroee had
gathered at Convention Hall
guard. It was Ailed,'as waa alee the
police staUOn. The femsladec «d
thoee gathered up are belag takaa to
the bedrrafeks uader armed guard,
Late reports placed the number of
dead In the neighborhood of fifteen.
Wtth the situation growing admit-
tedly Words, efforts were made to have
the three local companies of the an*
tional guard cope with the trouble
pendin# the arrival of Adjutant Gen-
eral Charles F. Barrett, who was re-
ported enroute here aboard a special
train bringing additional troope from
Oklahoma City. Under orders Issusd
last night by General Barrett, guard
companies in several udjaccnt towns
were prepared for posable duty and it
waa thought not unlikely that thoae
troopa would bo sent in here to assist.
In a fresh outbreak at 7:20 o'clock
in the standpipo hill district, in the ex-
treme northern section of the negro
quarter, Mrs. 8. A. Gllmore, a white
woman, was shot in the left arm and
side. Mrs. Oilmore waa atanding on
the front porch of her home when ehe
waa picked off by a negro, one of a
acore or more barricaded In a ohuroh.
Hundreds of armed white men are
being rushed to the district In auto-
mobiles. An opsn battle is believed
Until the now outbreak this morn-
ing the number of known dead stood
at two white men and two negreta
killed and an undetermined number of
The Blue Ridge eohool held Its clos-
ing exerdsse Monday night. County
Superintendent W. 8. Smith and J. L
Chapman, cashier of ths Csntral State
Bank, went over to attend the closing
exereleee and both mads addrseees.
There were eeven to graduate from
the Blue Ridge school this term—
five boys and two girls. Prof. /. W.
Moulton was supsrlntendent of the
Blue Ridge eohool the past term.
Thsre were In all six teachers.
Mrs. L L Arp of Weston was
among ths Methodlsta of that plsce to
attend the picnic given at Pinch's
park In this olty Thursday for tho
Methodist pastors and officiate and
families of the MoKlnney Dlstrlot Mrs.
Arp and hsr good husband havs been
regular subscribers of our Wsskly for
many years. She etatee that she would
not try to keep house without the old
family county eeat paper.
The trouble ie said to have had its
Inception over the arreet late yeeter-
day of a negro for an alleged attack
on a white girl.
The negro was taksn to the court
house and later lodged In tha Jail
which ie on an upper floor of tho
building. Early In the night motor
oars containing armed negroes ap-
peared on the streets and headed Car
the court houaa. A crowd of IM
negroee surrounded the building. Arm-
ed white men soon began gathering.
The situation grew more serious aa tho
The first known shot waa fired soon
after dark when a police offioer at-
tempted to disarm a negro. Aooord-
ing to the offioer, tho negro reelsted
and waa shot dsad. His body lay In
ths street more than three hours. A
whits man waa killed shortly after-
ward at the oourt house. Meantime
the crowds had reached such propor-
tions that ths authorltlss reallaod tho
situation was bsyond their oontrol,
and a call was sent to Governor Reh-
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Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 2, 1921, newspaper, June 2, 1921; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291709/m1/1/: accessed May 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.