The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 12, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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As Verified by the Tax Collector,
R. Van Brown.
There Have Been 36* Poll Tax
Receipts Issued Since
The following in the number of
poll tax receipts issued tor the
different vo'ing boxes, a« ver-
ified by Tux Collector R Van
N. W. McKinney 381
S. W •• 249
S. E. •• 435
N. E. " 285
Lick Prairie 89
N. Farmersville 436
S. " 433
Snow Hill 98
W estrainster 131
K< Iceland 104
Rhea Mills 119
Frisco * 94
Blue Ridge 358
Gray Bill 112
There have been 362 poll tax
receipts issued since the expira-
tion of the time granted bv the
Terrell election law to qualify as
After a Long Illness With Con-
Was Buried at 1:30 Thursday
Afternoon at Stony Point
McKINNEY. COLLIN COUNTY. TEXAS, THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1904.
SCHOOL TRUSTEES ELECTED.
O. M. Oneal. J. S. Dowell and
S. T. Hammond, Re-elected.
J. C. Slaughter, another one of
Collin county's pioneer citizens,
died at hit> home near Melissa
Thursday morning ut 11 o'clock,
after a lingering illness with con-
Mr. Slaughter had spent most
of his life in Collin county, hav-
ing come here from Kentucky
when quite a young man. lie
erected and operated ono of the
first gins in the county, it being
situated in the Coffman neighbor-
hood. He was about sixty-five
years of age and leaves a wife and
four children to mourn the loss
of a devoted and kind hutsband
His noble character, kind dis-
position and desire to deal fairly
with all, has made for him many
friends, who regret his loss in his
community and the county, and
who sympathize with the family
in their boreaveaient.
Mr Slaughter was an uncle of
Deputy County Clerk G. E.
Strother and Mrs W. M. Shirley
of this city and A. P. Strother of
The interment took place at
1:30 o'clock last Friday at the
Stony Point burying ground, Rev.
Oeo. B. Airhart conducting the
Grayson College Corporation of
Whitewritht has amended its
charter increasing its capital
etock from *0,006 Co m*m.
At tho election for school trus-
tees held at the City Hull Satur-
day, a very light vote was polled,
there being only twenty-eight
votes cast. The former trustees,
G. M. Oneal, J. S. Dowell and
S. T. Hammond, whose time had
expired, were re-elected.
At the County Democratic Execu-
Twentieth Annual Meeting held
in City of HI Paso.
To Be held Next Saturday, May
14—Much Business to Be
M. W. Wilmeth, tho fruit and,
truck grower, brought to The
Democrat office Monday some fine
ripe dewberries of tho McDonald
variety, whieh is undoubtedly the
earliest berry known. Thanks,
11* F 111
Hen Killed in Difficulty
VICTIMS m FAMILIES
Officers Involved Admitted to
Bail—Plany Hortal Wounds.
Bystander Was Injured.
Sherman, Texas, May 5.—A
double killing occurred at .John
Stevenson's place of business
here, known us the Frisco, ye.-ter-
day afternoon about 2:30. The
participants in the fusillade of
which the tragedy was the result
were John Stevenson, proprietor
of the Frisco, and M R White, a
bartender, Patrolman Bob Par-
sons, Deputy Sheriff- Dee Burris
and Oscar Kirk. Stevenson and
White were both almost instantly
killed. Neither of the officers
From the best information ob-
tainable from reliable sources the
affair began and ended about as
Deputy Sheriffs Dee Burris
and Oacar Kirk went to Steven-
son's place with twenty warrants
for the arrest of two negro men.
charging them with violation of
the local option law. The offi-
cers failed to find them there and
were just about to leave, when
Stevenson came in from a side
room accosted Burris and. it is
said, displayed a knife. Deputy
Kirk stepped between the men,
and later on Patrolman Parsons,
who was with the deputies, inter-
vened with the remark, "we did
not come down here for trouble;
let's go " It is stated that the
three officers then walked out on
the sidewalk 011 the Mulberry
steeet side and Stevenson follow-
ed them to the door.
Eye witnesses say he had his
hand on his pistol and was mak-
ing a demonstration with it at
Parsons and Burris when the
shooting began. Two shots were
fired almost simultaneously, the
shooting became general an<i Ste-
Just, about this juncture, or
just before Stevenson fell, White
emerged from the Avenuo K en-
trance and, it is stated by eye
witnesses, fired in the direction
of the officers, who returned the
fire, and White retreated, but
aftev taking a few steps fell and
expired almost immediately.
Immediately after the shooting
the officers engaged in tho affair
went to the sheriff's office, stated
tho occurrence and surrendered
to Sheriff Russell, who took them
before Justice Towers. Thev
waived examination and were ad-
mitted to hail in tho sum of $3,000
each, said amount being agreed
upon by counsel for State and
A number of prominent citi-
zens made voluntary appearance
in the court room and signed the
Both of the dead men have
been engaged in the liquor busi-
ness for several years.
World Wide Reputation.
Whtta'a Cream Varmlfujr* ha* achl.-vod a
world wldo reputation aa being the beat of all
worm dwnroyera, and tor Itatonlo Influence on
nthrlfty children, aa It neutralUM
or aourneaa of the stomach, tan-
dtftiwtion, and aaatmttatton of food,
ena their narrow ayatoan and raatore*
Out of the thirty-six members
of the Democratic Executive com-
mittee of Collin county only
eleven were present at the court
house last Saturday when time
for the meeting called by Chair-
man T F Maugum, arrived.
Some time was taken up in read-
ing and discussing the rules for
holding conventions and pri-
maries, under tho Terrell election
law. There being so many new
and intricate points necessary for
tho Executive committee to con-
sider and act upon, Chairman
Mangum stated that as the re-
quired number of members, nine-
teen, necessary to constitute a
quorum, were not present, that
no legal proceedings could be had,
so he would call another meeting
for next Saturday, May 14, to be
held at the court house at 2
o'clock p m. Personal letters,
will be sent to each of the com-
mitteemen throughout the county
urging the importance of attend-
ing or sending a proxy.
In Line of Promotion to President
of the Association for
Czar is Said to have Ordered
Kuropatkin to Give Battle
Good Name ot Empire Demands
That Battle be Risked
The twentieth annual meeting
of the Texas Bankers'Association
clawed its session at El Paso last
Thursday. The convention chose
Dallas as its next place of meet-
ing. The delegates will visit
Mexico City, the yellow fever
quarantine having been raised by
btate Health Officer Tabor.
L. J. Wortham, Texas World's
Fair Commissioner, addressed
the association and $2,000 was
subscribed for the Texas exhibit.
Prof J 11 Connell of Dallas,
president of tho State Cotton
Growers' Association, spoke on
the boll weevil. Prof. Oonnell's
plan for destroying the weevil
with Paris green was indorsed.
J L White of McKinney, acting
as spokesman for the association,
presented Secretary J F Butler
with a gold-headed cane.
Officers were elected as follows:
President, W II Rivers, Elgin;
first vice president, .1 L White,
McKinney; second vice president,
C A Beaslev, Richmond; secre-
tary, J W Butler, Clifton; affist-
ant secretary, W M Windom,
Fartneisville; treasurer, Samuel
HARRIED NEAR BIUGERS.
D. C. Odell and Miss Mary Taylor
happily United by Rev. Enioe.
D. C. Odell and Miss Mary
Taylor were united in marriage at
the home of tho bride's father,
Harrison Taylor, in the Higgins
community Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock, Rev Abe Enloe offi-
ciatiog. The groom is a eon of
Will Odell of Biggers.
At New Hope.
held at the Methodist Church
Sunday l-ast Evening by
Interesting Program Carried Out,
Large and Appreciative
Prof D W Leigh will be at
New Hope Sunday afternoon at
3:30 with a view to organizing a
singing class. Prot Leigh is one
of the most successful vocal in-
structors that ever taught in this
section of the state.
Dr. W. T. Moore hears From J.
TINT IT JPUVILLE
Came to McKinney in 1871 With-
out Means—Dr. Hoore
St Petersburg, May D.—It is
firmly believed in high places that
a great battle will be fought at
Liao Yang within a few days. It
is said from what tnaybe regarded
as good authority that the Czar
has informed Gen Kurpatkiti that
the Japanese advance must be
checked, and. for the good name
of the empire a battle must be
Kuropatkin's enemies, and he
has many among tho officials, are
endeavoring to undermine him in
the good graces of the Czar, and
arc using the reverses in Southern
Manchuria to bring about his
downfall. It is not believed they
will be successful, as His Majesty
has great confidence in tho ability
of tho former War Minister to
handle the situation.
The reason why success against
the Japanese is desired now, even
if it means greater difficulty in
bringing about the ultimate suc-
cessful termination of the war, is
for the effect on the discontented
elements at home. It is feared
the abandonment of Manchuria
without a fight would have seri-
ous results in tho disaffected por-
tions of the empire.
By a Persistent Cough, but Per-
manently Cured by Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy.
Mr. II P Burbage, a student at
law, in Greenville, S C had been
troubled for four or five years
with a continuous cough which ho,
says, "ureatly alarmed me, caus-
ing mo to fear that I was in the
fii>t stage of consumption." Mr.
Burbage, having seen Chamber-
lain's Cough Remedy advertised,
concluded to try it. Now read
what ho says of it: "1 soon felt
a remarkable change and after
using two bottles of the twenty-
five cent size, was permanently
cured." Sold by City Drugstore.
F M Helms, a substantial farm-
er living about half way between
Weston and Celina, ertroll# for
The Democrat a year in advance.
We are glad to'get him on our
The McKinney Fire Company
held their annual memorial ser-
vices at the Methodist church at
N o'clock Sunday eve, and by the
tune tho hour arrived the church
was filled with people, and many
had to be turned away on account
of not being able to get seats,
thus showing again the apprecia-
tion of our people to their volun-
As they filed in, in their uni-
forms, and took fceats, which had
been reserved for them in front
of the pulpit, the heart oT each
person present must have swelled
with pride when thoughts of the
braverv and self sacrifice of these
noble firemen entered their minds.
Rev W A Stuckey in a few well
chosen introductory remarks
spoke of the high esteem in
which the firemen should bo and
are held by the citizens of Mc-
Kinney. and that all classes of
people owe them a debt of grati-
tude for their faithfulness in
fighting fire, often taking tlieii
lives in their own hands to save
property from destruction. Of
all voluntary organizations there
are none more meritorious than
the volunteer fire company, The
sermon was preached by Dr .1 W
Newman of Alabama, his text
being from the 12th chapter of
Murk, 34th verse: "Thou art not
far from the kingdom of God,"
and he handled his subject in a
way that showed him to be a man
of study and a deep thinker,
A beautiful solo sung by Bur-
ton L Hunter, also the singing
by tho choir, deserves especial
The following program was
Invocation—Dr .1 W Newman.
Solo—Burton L Hunter.
Introductory — Rev. W A
Sermon—Dr J W Newman.
Prayer—Kev F A Rosser.
KM You Kan
In 1^71 a young man by the
name of Eidson arrived in Mc-
Kinney from Spartansburg, S. C.
and made himself known to Dr
Moore, who was at that time of-
ficing with Dr 11 M E Smith. The
young man was without means
and told his condition to Dr
Moore who at once recognized in
him superior intellect and worth.
Dr Moore assisted him iu secur-
ing a school which he taught suc-
cessfully and then left here. For
thirty-three years Dr Moore did
not hear of him, but recently
read of J A Eidson of Hamilton,
Texas, being appointed as an as-
sociate justice of the court of
civil appeals, and wrote to him to
know if he was the young man he
once knew. Tho following letter
in reply was received yesterday by
Dr Moore, and will doubtless be
of interest to tho old settlers now
living in the Chambersville com-
Hamilton Tex., May 1, 1904.
Dr. W. T. Moore,
My Dear Sir:
1 am in receipt of your card of
28tli ult. and was indeed glad to
hoar from you.
I am the .1 A Eidson to whom
you refer. I taught school in
1871 at what was then known as
tho Chambers school house about
eight miles north of McKinney
and remember you well and with
gratitude for the many favors you
extended mo, I had just come to
Texas from South Carolina and
had nothing in the way of prop-
erty or means of any kind and
you very Kindly assisted mo in
getting tho school above men-
tioned by which I was enabled to
acquire means sufficient to pay
my w 11 v into this section of coun-
try and 1 located at this place and
began the practice of law ami
continued up to the 1st April
ult, when 1 became Associate Jus-
tice of the Court of Civil Ap-
peals of tho 3rd Supreme Judi-
cial Distiict by appointment of
tho Governor to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of
Judge Sam Streetman. I have
been reasonably successful in the
practice of law and have accumu-
lated sufficient property to live
comfortably and educate my
1 have frequently enquired of
persons living at McKinney whom
I met,of you,and I was pleased to
hear thorn speak favorably and
kindly of you.
I [tluink vou very much for
your congratulations and kind
wishes and assure you they are
highly appreciated and will al-
ways be gratefully remembered.
1 hope to have the pleasure some
time of meeting you in petson as
1 am satisfied both of us would
enjoy *uch a meeting.
With tho kindest regards and
best wishes for your health and
prosperity I am.
Yours very truly,
J. A. Eidson-.
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VOL. 21, NO. 15.
Skull C rushed Under Wagon
Wagon Struck Stump, Throwing
Mother and Baby Out
With Fatal Effect.
Klondike, May .r>.—A most lam-
entable and tat a I accident oc-
curred in our neighborhood last
Sunday. Lace Mclntire and
wife of Copeville were on their
way to his brother's; when in
about > mile of their destination
the wagon wheel ran over a stump
throwing out the woman and her
two year old girl. The wheel
struck the child's head and killed
it instantly. The father and
mother are distracted with grief.
They have the sympathy of the
entire people of this section in
their sad bereavement.
Corn and cotton never looked
better at this season of the year.
Wheat and oats have been in-
jured some by Chintz bugs and
another black bug smaller than
the chintz bug. Some think they
are the Hessian fly.
DrMcElroy of Culleoka is put-
ting up a phone line from Cul-
leoka to Mr Perkins*. It will be
quite a convenience to our neigh-
borhood when completed.
Spring 11111 neighborhood is
having her round wsth the mea-
sles. Klondike got through with
them some time ago. Of course
Klondike is ahead of Spring Hill
Experts at McKinney knocked
out the stock law a few weeks
ago and now we are pasturing
town cattle free of charge.
The road gang put in a much
needed bridge across a slough in
Pilot bottom one day last week.
Jim Dale did Hie first Monday
act and left a good mule with the
boys, but they are short a fine
ft is reported that Aleo has
small pox. Well, wo are not do-
ing business with Aleo just now.
Selling cotton bolls is over for
In Pecan Growing—Apple Exhibit
Also Shows Up to Advantage.
Impression of E. W. Kirkpatrick.
Japanese Wonderful Ad-
E W Kirkpatrick arrived home
Friday from St. Louis where
he has been for some time install-
ing the Texas horticultural exhib-
it at the World's Fair. Speaking
of this exhibit to a Courier re-
porter Mr. Kirkpatrick said that
Texas will lead the world in its
pecan nut display and will com-
pare favorably with other states
in apple production.
Speaking in general of the great
Exposition he said that tho at*
tendance is surpassing expecta-
tion, Accommodations aro not
extoitionate as many anticipated.
He advises nis friends, old and
young, to avail themselves of see-
ing the greatest exposition in the
history of the world. He praised
the Japanese exhibit which is a
center of attraction. These en-
terprising people, in their liberal
and fine art, and varied industry
displays, demonstrate to his mind
that their Nation has become a
world power indeed and a mighty
factor in commercial importance.
Tne lggrotes, known as Philip-
pine negroes, arc the lowest peo-
ple in the scale of civilization
represented at the Exposition.
These people actually delight in
feasting on dog meat. Fine
spring weather is now favoring
tne great Exposition.
Gunn's Antiseptic "sells like
hot cakes." They take it he-
cause it is a sure remedy? (or
many diseases. If no behalf—
no pay. Remember that Mate
Barnett sells and guarantees it.
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Thompson, F. C. The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 12, 1904, newspaper, May 12, 1904; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291837/m1/1/: accessed January 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.