The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 4, 1904 Page: 2 of 8
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McKlnney Printing Company
f, C. Thompson, Editor.
OPPOB1TK MASONIC TKMPLK
STUDY OF QRAMMAk
8* HSCKJITION MATES:
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i'HUKSDAY. FEB. 4, 1V 04
For Countv Treasurer.
•loe B. Rogers.
W. N. Osburn.
For State Senator,
,1. N. Grisbam.
A movement is on foot at \av-
asota for u creamery and cotton
Early in February Canada will
chip five cur loads of exhibits to
the World's Fair.
The price of cotton continues
to soar skyward. and there is talk
of it reaching the twenty cent
The busy tongue of slandnr cre-
ates discord, draws the curtain of
gloom and plunges its victim into
despair, ('orb it.
The Senate is bu*v this week
with the Panama quest ion. Its
diseussio.i will be continued to
the exclusion of other bills.
It is now estimated that *11
democrats out of 38 in the I'nited
States Senate will vote for ratifi-
cation of the Panama treaty.
Mrs. Morence Maybrick, the
American woman who for a num-
ber of years has been confined in
prison mi England, lias been re-
leased and is on her way to Amer-
Senator Clark of Arkansas
made his maiden speech in the
Senate yfsterday in favor of the
canal treaty. He indorsed every
position of the president regard-
ing the Panama affair.
Win C. Whitnev, former secre-
tary of the Navv. under Cleve-
land's administration, died yes-
terday at Ins home in New York,
from the effect (if an operation
Death is the great teacher of
democracy. It is no respecter of
person. King anu peasant are
alike helpless in his shadow. At
the grave the robes of wealth and
the rags of poverty are cast aside.
Don't kill the buds that eat the
flies that lay the eggs that hatch
the worms that bring the bug?
that breed the boll weevils that eat
the cotton that clothes the man
that shoots the bird that eats the
flies that lay the eggs that hatch
the worms that bring the bugs,
etc. —Clai ksville Times.
Clark Howell, editor of the
Constitution, and Democratic na-
tional committeeman from Geor-
ria declares: "The proposition
for the free coinage of silver is no
longer an is ue, and the question
of bimetalism has for the present
been laid on the political shelf. I t|, ~ focal paper and well has The
The silver question is dead. Let Democrat performed its duty.
From the annoyance of the credit
With this issue of The Demo-
crat marks the end of the Twen-
tieth Year. We enter the twenty-
first with all the zeal, hope and
ambition of the blushing young
man just entering his majority.
Since the first issue of The Demo-
crat, Feb. 7, 1KH4, there have
been numerous changes in the
journalistic field of McKinney.
I The suspension of the Enquirer
1 left The Democrat as the oldest
established paper in Col*.in coun-
ty. The history of newspaper
! lite in McKinney we presume is
similar to that of other places.
| The struggles of editors and
printers is also similar to other
firofessions in the great battle for
•read. Some of the craft have
moved to other fields of labor,
while some have joined the great
majority in the silent city. There
are today in the employ of The
Democrat two efficient printers
who learned to set type on its
cases twenty years ago. They
were small boys and boxes had to
be elevated so the little fellows
could reach over the cases for
letters. These boys are Ed and
Dave Kunnion, both of whom
now have families and are swift
and tireless workers in all sec-
tions of the mechanical depart-
ment. The other employ is no
less a personage than The Demo-
crat's colored fixture-Sam Smith.
Sam has spent nearly a quarter of
a centurv in the printing office,
nearly all of which time ho has
been the watchful guardian of
scattered type, the remover of
trash overplus, looking after the
ottice towel and for a long time
the propeller of our Prouty press.
He now lias for his assistant a two
and one-half power gasoline en-
gine to work our big two revolu-
tion Potter press. Sain is a
preacher. Several members of
the Art Preservative graduated in
the mechanical department of
The Democrat one of whom,
Walter Kinsolving, now holds a
position in the government print-
ing office at Washington.
The above is only a brief re-
sume of the past. The Democrat
occupies a valued position in pub-
lic estimation. The tireless work
of its proprietors and employees,
has placed it in the fr.mt ranks as
a local paper. Its columns each
week is a < oniplete epitome of the
local news of the entire county.
Ir. has over sixty country corres-
pondents, the largest list of any
country weekly in the state, who>e
faithfulness brings to it all the
news. .lust think: during the
twenty years past, counting an
average of l,r>00 papers per issue
(,r>2 issues per year) we have J
printed 1,560,000 papers ! count-
ing 18 columns of matter per issue
we have printed 74,880,000 col-
umns ! The files of our weekly
which wo have hound is a suc-
cinct history of Collin county for
these twenty years. They record
thousands of personal paragraphs,
stirring events of political cam-
paigns are recorded. Religious
and social gatherings are noted,
Joyful incidents of marriages are
heralded, the glad tidings of the
new born told ir brief, and a
thousand items of interest too
i numerous to mention are told in
type. It also tells of the sorrows
and heartaches—it records the
news of mishaps—of mangled
forms, the story of the sick
chamber followed by the death
announcements and the gathered
mourners around the tomb!
These are the varied mission of
AMe Paper Read
tic fere Institute,,,,
Prof. S. C. Stephens.
'Jtalthy Kidneys Make Impart Blood.
• Wood !n your body passes through
All thys once every three minutes.
'he kidneys ar j your
PROF. CONNELL CANT COME.
Regrets That He Cannot Attend
Collin Co. Farmers Institute.
The following splendid paper
was read at the Teachers' Insti-
tute Friday by Prof. S C. Ste-
phens, teacher of the Lone Star
school near Weston. By special
request it is reproduced and is
worthy the eaieful poiusal of ev-
ery reader, old or young.
In order to use the English lan-
guage correctly it is not nccessnry
to study English grammar. In-
deed, many people learn to use
good English simply by noticing
and imitating the usage of good
writers and speakers without hav-
ing any knowledge of grammar as
a aeience. If one associates only
with people who use the language
c rrectly., he unconsciously copies
their good habits of speech with-
out knowing any reason for
speaking a* he does. On the
other hand, if he as-ociates with
people who are careless or igno-
rant about oorpect usage, he nat-
uially learns to talk as they do.
without any idea of the mistakes
he is making. Indeed, there are
very few person* who do not in -
quire in early youth some bad
habits of spetcb, which must he
corrected afterwards. It is partly
to help in this process of correct-
ing errors in speech, that gram-
mar is taught. The study of
grammar is useful to us because
it helps and hastens the process is the emphasis the reader gives
of learning to use good English, to the respective words and group
since it sets before us the rules of of words.
good usage, with illustrations and The analysis of a sentence is
exercises. merely the understanding of it.
Accuracy and facility in the use Cnderstandiug the meaning of a
of language, hoth spoken aud sentence is the result of the anal-
written. are the chief ends to be ysis of it. A proper teaching of
secured by the study of grammar. ( analysis will, therefore, train to
To secure these ends, a thorough 1 power of quick apprehension of
acquaintance with the elements ■ the meaning, and therefore, to
forms, structure, and laws of our expressive reading. The power
mother tongue is indispensible; j to apprehend the meaning in-
and a practical knowledge of volvcs the power to see the value
lood purifiers, they fil-
rayt ihe waste or
If they are sick
of order, they fail to do
Pains, aches arid rheu-
matism come from ex-
cess of uric acid in the
blood, due to neglected
Kidney trouble causes quick or unsteady
heart beats, and makes one feel as though
they had heart trouble, because the heart is
over-working in pumping thick, kioney-
poisoned blood through veins and artirlea.
It used to be considered that only urinary
troubles were to be traced to the kidneys,
but new modern science proves that nearly
all constitutional diseases have their begin-
ning In kidney trouble.
If you are sick you can make no mistake
by first doctoring your kidneys. The miid
and the extraordinary effect of Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the great kidney remedy ii
soon realized. It stands the highest for Ms
wonderful cures of the most distressing cases
and is sold on Its merits
by all druggists in fifty-
cent and one-dollar siz-
es. You may have a
sample bottle by mail Hnm of Hwuni>tu t.
free, also pamphlet telling you how to find
out if you have kidney or bladder trouble.
Mention this paper when writing Dr. Kihaai
L. Co.. Blnghamtoc, N. Y.
Don't make any mistake, hnt re
uieuberthe name, Swamp Root, Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and, the ad-
drnsH, BiuKhatutou. N, Y.. on every
1 be following lettei
received from Prof
neil of Dallas:
Mi V l)rlri' TeX" Feb' h 11,1,4 •
r . c. I hompson,
Mr. E. W. Kirkputrick re-
quests that 1 attend the farmers'
Institute at McKinney Feb. 6th
and assist in corn judging. I
would gladly do this but I have
an engagement to attend a Farm
ers' Institute at V\ aeo on thi*
same date. I sincerely regre
thai the conditions are such I ha
i cannot ac >ept the invitation t .<
tended. Very truly yours,
J. II. CONNELL,
these can be acquired only by pa
tient, persistent exercise in the
analysis and synthesis of syllables,
words, and sentences. From our
own experience, and from the na-
ture of things, we are convinced
that the oral instruction, t he com-
position writing, and the studies
in literature that are offered as
substitutes for the study of gram-
mar, invaluable as they are in
themselves, fall far short of their
greatest possible good, are more
or less loose and erratic, unless
based upon tha science of the
language, upon those principles
of the different, elements of the
sentence mi expressing the mean-
ing. This knowledge applied to
the original expression of thought,
or composition, makes that ex-
pression clear and concise. A
teaching of grammar that does
not have these ends in view is
poor teaching, in ail elementary
Until the subdivisions and mod-
ifications of the parts of speech
are reached, oral and wriiten
parsing can be only a classifica-
tion of the words in the sentence.
We must judge ln w often a les-
that underlie the structure of theLon |jke this is needed,
it rest in peace."
St. Louis will add 800 saloons
to her present enormous number
of dram shops during the World's
Fair. Estimating ttie population
ot St Louis at 700,000 there will
be a drain shop for every ;>4 male
citizens. The number of licenses
issued already are 24.f 0. The
majority of saloon keepers are
Geiinans and Italians.
Two violators of the local op-
tion law were arrested in Denieon,
one a white man and one a negro.
Both were sentenced to jail and
aggregate fines of $100 assessed
against them. SheiifT Russell at
once went into the Federal court
and Hied a complaint against
them for violating Federal reve-
system it has emerged to the cash-
in-advance system. It seeks a
trial subscription and guarantees
to stop the paper when time paid
for is out. Its friends are ap-
plauding its course and judging
from the present it is winning
even a higher place in public
favor on this issue alone. To its
patrons every where we send
gteetings, trusting to retain their
continued friendship throughout
the Twenty-first Year.
A Kind Word
D. A. Lewis, who is one of our
valued charter subscribers of The
Democrat, gave us a pleasant call.
Though his subsciiption was al-
ready paid up to .June next, he
said he wished to renew to .lone,
—l!K).r>, to show his appreciation of
James K. .fones, chairman of i our policy of cash in ad\c.nce and
the National Democratic commit- "top paper .vhen out. He further
tee is an applicant for t/e Demo-J encouraged us by saying that our
Katie member of the yfnal com- P«per is the best local paper in
Strange, Jr say, his the country,
English sentence; and, that, on
the other hand, the study of tech-
nical grammar, divorced, us it too
generally is, from practical lan-
guage work, although not with-
out value as a mental discipline,
is hardly deserving of a place in
the common school.
The aim of the teacher should
be to make the science of the
language tributary to the art ot
expression. Every principal
learned by the pupil should be
fixed in his memory and, above
all, in his practice by varied and
exhaustive drill n composition.
He should be constantly required
to compose, to arrange, and to
re-arrange their parts, to con-
tract, expand, punctuate, and
criticise them—the analysis fur-
nishing him materials for the syn-
thesis, and the synthesis supple-
menting the analysis.
Even if the study of grammar
were only to lodge in the memo-
ry the forms and principles of
the language, wo contend that
this could be done effectively only
bv work in composition—this,
and this only, can make them
We should begin with the
sentence, because the sentence is
the unit of discourse, because
words can be classified only from
their function in the sentence,
and because the pupil should,
from the ou'set, see that what
determines the words in the
sentence itself is the
thought. (Irammar teaches how
the sentence is constructed. The
sentence is the unit in grammar
study, while the word is the unit
in learning to read. Having the
nucleus of the sentence weli un-
derstood il is easy to go on aud
teach the other parts of speech
and and their offices, tSio substi-
tute for the noun (pronoun), the
two kinds of pialifving words
(adverbs and adjectives), and tho j
two kinds of connecting words
(prepositions and Yconjunct ions),
and with such cleuiwess as to be
thoroughly compi wended.
Dealing as we d<wyth a known
and familiar lang^MC. we can
aipl'iah all th «oAKfe pro-
to Uke up the 1 H^uarts
much parsing should be done
orally day by day. In their oral
analysis let the pupils give at first
the reason for every statement,
but guard against their doing this
mechanically and' in set terms.
We do not believe that the chief
end of the study of grammar is to
be able to parse well, or even to
analy/.e well, though without
question, analysis reveals more
cleirly than parsing the structure
oi tae sentence.
And in teaching analysisuf sen-
teneefc, we are convinced of the
great utility of the use of dia-
Clearwater, Kan., writes:
lek for three month*; the
he hail quick PonNtimptlon.
tie of lialiard'H llorehnund
hipi. That waa hIx yearn
we always kept a bottle in
■annot do without It. For
It has no equal." 25c, 50e
Smith Bros A- Co.
Elder wen Faulkner Here.
Elde.'J. Faulkner of Mai
gum. Greer wmntv. O. T., held
meeting at Pi rot Point, and caj
on over to McKinney to visit]
daughter, Mrs\ T. W. Pcrki
He was also a witness in a|land/
which was bcing\ried in Dis/
court. Elder Fausjkner paij
Democrat office H >1 •asantr
He is a former Colli*) count
zen, and pioneor preacher
Christian church, am.' hi<
dreds of friends here lart]
glad to see him.
Digests what j
This preparation " r
dlgestanta and dig«
food. It gives InstaJ
falls to cure. It al|
the food you want,
stomachs can '
is of business
make no mistake
Mutual Life Insurance Co
of New York
Richard A. McCurdy, Pres.
lpany has )>ai<
-t upendous sum
Mrs. \V. T. Hall, whoso
you announced last week,
prior to her marnage, Miss
Catharine Roberson, and
born in Kentucky Jan. H,
She was married to W. TXn .... • . ,
at Breckenridge, Ky., 11 . " 'u,")n 18 ma,,e for 11 policy of life in-
186*. Before her marria ^<U1 , ann°t afford to make any mistake. Abso-
becaine a member of the 0' company—a record of past results that
church and remained for the future—conservative method
church till her death. He taken into consideration V,
with W. T. Hall resulted J8cU.ct "-ration, l <
children being born—od
in infancy and seven hi
to be grown and tnarrie,
sons were absent at her
Jesse, who lives iu t
Territory, and Samuel,,
Nebraska. Ollie and
brothers, were present
rv, the youngest son
Walter Downs and
Watkins. Her bad
years kept her at lion
the time, yet when
she attended churt
ready to minister
()wing to her com
marriage of her 3 o
had broken up hot
she and her husb
Watkins, at thetj
Her funeral and
on that cold M01
the Horn cemet
ter, who had al
friend to her,
service at the
long lino of b,
ing the respcj
held by her
So in j
626 Millions of Dollars
'holds for ♦heir protection, and the guarantee of future
40 Millions of Dollars
er than any other Life Insurance Co. in the world,
he most liberal policy with the largest guarantee.
II policies sold without restriction as to residence or*
It is important that you see our agents first, or write
Chamberlain & Gillette,
nagers San Antonio, Texas,
R. I). ERWIN, Special Agt. McKinney.
;O!O:OI-O:S>H>K>+ >H>KH OK>I<H<>K>K>-I<K-C>kho?
jeedings of the Session
in This City.
A*tendance is Large,
'I he Collin County Teachc.s'
Institute which convened here
Friday afternoon at the Cen-
11 a 1 public school building, is one
of the best attended meetings
that the teachers have ever had,
•tu<l great iuterest and enthusiasm
is manifested. Yesterday after-
noon a general discussion of
"Relative Value of Praise and
Hlamc as School Koom Forces"
was engaged in by the teachers.
Prof S C Stephens read a fine
paper on parsing, which elicited
much interesting discussion.
Saturday's session was pre
sided over by Prof .1 K Dicker-
son, County Superintendent .) 11
Hill being sick. The program
was as follows:
Plain Geometrv, Book 1, Orig-
inals— Prof ('has Thompson and
,1 K I Mckerson.
Relat ion of Teacher to Trustees
and Patrons—Profs .1 W Miller
and W L Vatbrough.
School Fund. Permanent and
Available—Prof. W II Echols.
-*Kach of these subjects were in-
terestingly handled and elicited
j Mrs T W Wiley who is the lady
World's Fair commissioner of
Collin county, appeared before
the Institute and made a strong
plea for the teachers to interest
their pupila in World's Fair work
of raiaing money for completing
the Texas building and arrang'ng
Air Willi Mas repreeentiag the
Cures Dandruff and
Positively Stops hair
...From Falling Out
Sold by most all Barbers
and manufactured and sold
wholesale and retail by
Proprietor Palac<> Harbor Shop, South
Side S<|uar \ Mt-Klnncy, Texas.
Price Per Bottle 75c
J. C. N. Smith,
'Office we.'t side square. ov«
Sham's office. McKinney, Te)
Texas School Journal, was preafl
cut. He reports tho Institutf
here the Oest and most enthu^il
astic that ho has attended in tli<1
The Saturday afternoon .si^joiJ
of the Coliiti County Teachers
Institute was very interesting.
The subject, "What is Discipline
and How Obtained?" was ably
treated by Prof, li, P. (J ad berry
and Miss Dora Nichols, as was,
the subjects. "Should School h<i
a Monaii'hv, bv Profs. I). I)f
Kemper and W. S. Owensby, and<
"Arithmetic Decimals," by Prof.
T. D. Simpson and others.
The institute adjourned to meet i
in Piano, Friday and Saturday,4
March 11 and 12.
Manufacture sunshine. It light]
up the rugged pathway of life.
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Thompson, F. C. The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 4, 1904, newspaper, February 4, 1904; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291823/m1/2/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.