The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 19, 1904 Page: 1 of 12
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McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY. TEXAS, THURSDAY. MAY 11), 1904.
VOL. 21, NO. 10.
LEAVE FOR ST. LOUIS.
Passed Away Monday at 13:15
Services Held at Residence of
C. P. Heard at 3 p. m.—Buri-
al Pecan Grove.
Miss Lilyleenette Sullivan died
Monday at 12:l,r> o'clock at the
borne of her cousin, Mrs C P
Heard on West Hunt street. Miss
Sullivan wan dclicately constitut-
ed and bad been in declining
health for several years
She spent several months last
year at her old home in Tennes-
see, returning here in November,
the change having not benefitted
her. She bus been gradually
growing weaker, but no immedi-
ate danger was apprehended until
last Saturday, when it became
apparent that the end was ap-
The bright hop**, and confiding
faith in her Heavenly Father
which had charactciized her from
childhood, grew stronger a.< the
shadows of death gathered about
her, and calmly and peacefully
she sank into the everlasting
sleep. She was a member of the
Methodist church, and truly a
consecrated Christian. She leaves
one sister, Miss Sue Sullivan, the
only surviving member of her
immediate family, her sainted
mother having preceded her to
the glory land two years ago.
Miss Sullivnn was a native of
Tennessee, Nashville being her
birth place. She had lived 111
McKi nney about three years, and
had made many friends whose
hearts are sad because of her
The funeral look place Tues-
day afternoon at 3 o'clock,
services to be conducted at the
residence by Rev W P Cloyd as-
sisted by Rev W A Stuckey. The
interment wa*> made in Pecan
Grove cemetery. The sympathy
of the entire town goes out to
the sister in her hours of sadness.
By a Persistent Cough, but Per-
manently Cured by Chamber
Iain's Cough Remedy.
Mr and Mrs Fred Emerson left
Mr and Mrs Fred Emerson left
Saturday night for an extensive
pleasure trip. They will stop
off at St Louis where Mrs Emer-
son will attend the bi-enmal meet
ing of the Natioual Federation of
Women's Clubs,she being a dele-
gate from tno North Central Dis-
trict of the Texas Federation of
Women's Clubs. Mis Emerson
who is also one of tho Texas
La.ly World's Fair Commission-
ers will be hostess for oue week
at the Texas W01 Id's Fair build-
ing. Mr and Mrs Emerson cou-
tem plate visiting New York,
Washington aud other places be-
fore their return.
PRINGEIOH10 HM BANK
H. C. Bluhm of Laharp, Kansas,
to Establish it.
Was held at the Court House.—Well Attended by
Precinct Conventions June 4. County Conventions
June 11 to Elect Delegates to State Con-
vention. Primary Test.
Fixtures Have Already Been
Ordered—To Open in For-
Princeton is to have a bank. II
C Bluhm of Laharp, Kansas, for-
! merlv cashier of the Chicago &
Alton railroad is preparing to
to open up such an institution in
this thriving little village within
forty-five da>s. Ho is making
arrangements for the erection of
; a building, and has placed an or-
der for fixtures. The amount of
j the capital stock has not yet been
! decided on. A bank for Princton
will certainly be a great conven-
ience for the people of that sec-
tion, especially during the cotton
PHOTO OF BATTLEHIP
Missouri on Display in Oneal
& Co's Show Window,
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 he
say#, "greatly alarmed me, caus-
ing me to fear that I was in the
firt-t stage of consumption." Mr.
Burbage, having seen Chamber-
lain's Cough Remedy advertised,
concluded to try it. Now read
what he says of it: "I soon felt
a remarkable change and after
using two bottles of the twenty-
five cent size, was permanently
cured." Sold by Citv Drugstore.
FOoND DEAD IN BED.
Ex-Sheiiff J. W. Pafford has
received a large photo of tho
battleship Missouri sent him by
hi* step-son. Robt. Yeager, who
is 111 the United States navy and
I stationed on that ship. It is a
fine picture, showing the face
I of every otlicer. Among them
may be seen those of Kent .Jones
and Robt Yeager, two MclCinney
boys. The ship is the one on
, which the terrible explosion oc-
curred a few weeks ago killing so
j many of the crew. The photo is j
on display in Oneal & Co's show 1
INFANT DIED AT PRINCETON
Former Well Known McKinney
Cotton Buyer's Sudden Death.
W. M. Kelley, a former well
known cotton buyer at McKinney
for several years, died suddenly
in Houston May 4. The deceased
was occupying the position of
bookkeeper for a packing com*
Cany in that city at the time of
is death. He had not been 111
good health for some time, but
his sudden demise was not ex-
pected. He whs found dead in
«ed ono morning. Mr Kelley
made many friends in our city who
will regret very much to hear of
Three Honths Old son of <*lr and
Mrs. A. J. Aycock.
Cures When Doctors Fail
Mr Trunk ChlaaHon, Pattoraon, La., writes
June sth, inoi •. "I had malaria fe er In very *>«!
form, wan under treatmont by doctor*, but a*
noon a* I Mopped taking their medicine the
fetor would return. 1 uaed a sample bottle of
Herblne, found It helped me. Then bought two
bottle*, which completely cured me. I feel
grateful to von for furntanlng nuoh a aplendld
medk'liie. and can boneatly recommend It to
thoae xufferlng from malaria, aa It will aureiy
cure them." Herblne, 50c bottle at Smith Brow.
If you need a buggy, you need
to see Massie & Do honey. Their
buggies are better and prices low
«r than anywhere else tn Collin
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District Clerk Cox will be the
tmsie«t man in town for awhile.
The three months old infant
son of Mr and Mrs A J Aycock,
Princeton, died Sunday morning
after a several weeks sickness.
The body of the little one was
taken to the home of Mrs Ay-
cock's mother, Mrs Grisham at
Verouii Sunday afternoon, and
the funeral look place Monday,the
interment being made in Verona,
The fond parents have the
sympathy of many friends in their
TO BUY VEHICLES. .
Geo. McKinney Leaves for North-
Geo McKinney left Monday on
a trip to St Louis, Columbus and
Cincinnati, O, on a stock buying
errand for the firm of McKinney
& Hill. A large stock of the
fanciest and latest vehicle designs
will be purchased for that firm's
big trade. Mr McKinney was ac-
companied by his wire and moth-
er who will visit the World's Fair.
las, suffered some damage by fire
The New Century Mill, at Dal-
Saturday night. Flames ^roke
out in the second story but were
soon controlled. Considerable
damaoe was done by watet. The
mill it owned by McKinnet
The Collin County Democratic
Executive committee met in the
District court room this after-
noon at 2 o'clock, there being
nineteen members and four
proxies present as follows:
,J L Franklin, McKinney.
D M Phillips, Farmersville.
J T L<icy, Farmersville.
John W McKinney, Anna.
L J Gainey, Weston.
C E Hood, Piano.
B B Shrader, Frisco.
Tom Mott, Millwood.
E T Williams, Westminster.
W T Moulden, Murphy.
W W Kerr, Rhea Mills.
S P Bush, Allen.
Sterrill Rogers, Moreland.
Tom M Norman, Pike.
A .J Scribner, Chambliss.
W S .Jeffcoat, Snow Hili.
S F Cook, Lucas.
.1 II LC English, Roseland.
,J L Wilbanks, Blue Rulge.
Dr W T Dunn, Altoga.
Rev G M Hall, Copeville.
Claud Hunter, Princeton.
N S Hardawav, Melissa.
The chairman, T F Manguin,
called the meeting to order and
appointed .1 L W illbanks secre-
The recommendations of the
State Executive committee as
published in April were called for
and read and the business of the
meeting conducted in accordance
On motion of ,1 L Franklin it
was unanimously decided to hold
Precinct conventions on Saturday
June 4 at 3 o'clock p in for the
purpose of selecting delegates to
the county.convention to bj held
Saturday, June 11, for the pur-
pose of selecting delegates to the
State convention to select dele-
gates to the National convention.
The basis of repiesentation to ho
allowed from the precinct conven
tions was faxed at 0110 delegate
for every 100 votes or fraction
over 50 cast for Governor in the
last general election. Should 50
votes not be east in any box. said
box is to send 0110 delegate. In
the three new voting boxes creat-
ed, the vote 111 the last general
election will be divided according
to the number of poll taxes paid,
aud the basis of representation
prorated accordingly. The
places of holding the precinct
conventions were named by the
different committeemen as fol-
Yaldasta, school house.
Millwood, school house.
Copeville, school house.
Graybill, school house.
Snow Hill, school house.
Altwga, school house.
Anna, school house.
Princeton, Leo's lumber office.
Farmersville, North box, city
Farmersville, South box, St
Lucas, school house.
Allen, school house.
Murphy, Woodman hall.
Weston, J P office.
Piano, city hall.
Rhea's Mill, school house.
Pike, Fagg's store.
Frisco, school-house; Roseland,
Blue Ridge, school house.
On motion of A J Scribner the
date for holding County Conven-
tion was set for Satuiday, June
11, at the court house in MoKin-
nev at 2 o'clock p. m.
On motion of J L Franklin it
was unanimously voted to hold a
primary election on July 9, for
nomination of state, congression-
al, district, county and precinct
On motion a committee of
three, composed of C E Hood,
John W McKinney and J L
Franklin, were appointed to pre-
pare a test to determine who
shall participate in the primary
Tho committee reported the
following test which was adopted:
The committee appointed to
prepare test to be used in the
primary election reported the fol-
lowing which was adopted:
First. That all while Demo-
ciatswlio will be qualified voters
at the next general election ami
who will pledge themselves to
support all democratic nominees
from president to constable in-
clu-iv *, be allowed to vote in said
Second. The county chairman
is hereby instructed to instruct
all officers holding said election
to give the above pledge verbally
to each voter and require an af-
firmative answer to the pledge
before he is permitted to vote,
and that the above pledge be
printed on the ticket if permis-
sible by law.
I he chairman announced that
the members of the Executive
Committee would serve as chair-
men of the precinct conventions,
in their respective precincts.
O11 motion it was decided that
four men shall be in charge of
the election at all boxes of not
more than 200 polls, and with
eight men at all boxes of more
than 200 poll tax receipts, who
shall be allowed $1 for their ser-
vices. the presiding officer to re-
ceive for making the returns of
Tho question of the expenses
of holding tho primary election
was disposed of by a motion offer-
ed by I) M Phillips of Farmers-
ville, authorizing the chairman to
appoint a committee of live to
look after same, to collect the
necessary amount from the candi-
dates, according to the salary of
the office for which each candi-
date is running, and provide all
necessary material for holding the
The committee appointed was:
1) M Phillips. S P Bush, J L
Franklin, L J Gainey and S F
On motion the chairman was
added to the committee.
Saturday, July 16, was selected
as the day for holding county con-
vention for tho purpose of can-
vassing returns of primary elec-
tion, and electing delegates to the
State convention to declare the
vote for State officers, and pre-
pare a platform.
Tho committee adjourned sub-
ject to call o/ the chairman.
Residence of B H Oates Caught,
But Quickly Extinguished.
'1 he fire alarm was sounded
Saturday afternoon at 0 o'clock
when the tire department respond-
ed promptly, only to find that the
tiro which was at the residence of
B 11 Oates had been extinguished.
The fire originated from tho tire-
place and damaged the mantel
and destroyed a dressbox con-
taining clothing, but the loss
The Egyptian antiquity exhibit
at the World's Fair contains j two
mummies. The face of one fo
exposed to the public and nym a
state of pei feet preservatio
WHILE SITTING IN BUUQY
Young Couple Take Nuptial Vows
in This Manner Sunday.
Jesse Euiory of Piinceton and
Miss Bettie Clark, daughter of
John Clark, who lives throe miles
east of McKinney, were married
at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon
in this city. Eld. John M. Mc-
Kinney otliciated at the ceremony
which was performed in front of
his home while the bridal couple
sat in their buggy. Eld. McKin-
ney has tho reputation of marry-
ing more people in this manner
than any other minister in this
part of the state. We join in
congratulations to this happy
Observed With Appropriate Cere-
monies Saturday at
Estimated 2,000 People Present.
The annual Rowlett Creek dec-
oration, Saturday, May 14, was
attended bv a record breaking
crowd, estimated at 2,<)00 people.
The weather was ideal and the
entire country turned <>ut to sh«>w
respect for tho departed, many
also attending from McKinney,
Frisco, Allen and Piano,
A splendid program of song
and speech making tilled the oc-
casion with additional interest.
After services had opened with
song ami prayer, Bev R .1 Fletcher
spoke 011 the late Killis Quesen-
berry as a Christian. Capt .1 S
Dowel I followed with the subject
of Uncle Killis Quesenberry as a
neighbor. Rev I) ,J Martin also
spoke very feelingly on tho life
and character of this grand old
pioneer who had passed away
since tin? last decoration service.
A magnificent dinner was spread
and partaken of by the great
Dr E E King being absent, his
place as an orator of the occasion
was supplied by Rev John A Held
whose subject was ''The Democ-
racy of Death." He held the
rapt attention of all with his elo-
quence and burning words of
wisdom and admouitiou. Miss
Allie Coleman's solos and reading
by Miss Mamie Dowell were in-
teresting features of the program.
Annual election of officers re-
sulted as follows: C M Christie,
president: E D Baccus, vice presi-
dent: John W Witt, secretary; R
W Yeager, treasurer.
Among those attending from
McKinney were: ('apt .1 SDowell
and family, ,1 C Moore and fami-
ly, Rev Jno A Held and wife, M
T Jones, Prof Z A C Harris and
daugter, Miss Alta, Capt W H
Love ami daughter, J P Crouch
and wife, G J Barlow and family,
Mrs E E King, Mrs T A Coleman
and daughter, Miss Allie, Mrs J
T Melton and Mrs Dan Neathery.
Ill IIS 1!
Passed Away Last Saturday-After
The Burial Took Place Sunday
at Williams Grave-
John Sharbine died at <5:15 a.
in. Saturday at his home in South
McKmnev after a four-months
illness. The dtceased was born
in Pennsylvania Julv 2, 182N. In
1H554 he moved to Illinois where
he resided till tho spring of 187H
when ho moved to Texas, set-
tling in Collin county. He has
made his home in and near Mc-
Kinney over since coming to the
state about 'JH years ago. He
served in the Union army from
Illinois. His aged wife and uino
children survive. Five mar-
ried daughteis live in Illinois and
all came to visit him last Christ-
inas. His other daughters are
Mrs Harry Carter of Durant, I T,
and Miss Emma Sharbine of Dal-
las, and sons are I) F and John A
Sharbine, both of McKiunev.
The funcial services took placo
at his late residence last Sunday
afternoon at 1 o'clock,
conducted by Rev G L Bush and
burial at the Williams graveyard,
I miles west of McKinney, at 3
o'clock. The deceased took great
pride 111 the progress of his coun-
try and 111 its military affairs, it
being his desire that he bo given a
military burial if possible. Mr
Sharbine was a kind-hearted
father and husband, and an hon-
est man and neighbor. His death
is a sad blow to his aged widow.
We deeply sympathize with the
bereaved family in their dark
BOY FOUND HANGING.
Family Return Home to Find Lit-
tle Son Dead in Barn.
Decatur, Tex., May 14.—C B
McCaskey ami family, who reside
near here, wont on a tishing ex-
pedition yesterday, leaving John,
their 15-year-old boy, at home in
charge of the place.
On their return today they
found the little follow missiug.
Search revealed his body hanging
in tho barn. It is thought that he
was first killed and then hanged,
as his feet were on tho ground
and there were several bruises on
body. Officers aro at work on a
Prof. J. Frank Bell Receives Ap-
pointment—Will Start May 25
Prof J Frank Bell of Union,
six miles north of Farmersville, is
in the city the guest of his broth-
er, R E Bell, the photographer.
Prof Bell was recently appointed
by the United States government
as a teacher in the Philippines for
which far off possessions he ex-
pects to leave about the 25th inst.
Prof Bell has been a very popular
teacher in Collin county for sev-
eral jear*. teaching the pust two
terms at Union which school had
engaged his services another year
when ho lecoived his Federal ap-
pointment. The school thereup-
on employed his bro*.her. Prof H
P Bell, to succeed him. The
best wishes of bis many Texas
friends will accompany Prof Bell
011 his long voyage to his duties
in the Orient. ,
The Kind Yn H n I
Commend Prof. T. W. I .an ham
for Assistance, Etc.
We, the teachers of the Mc-
Kinney Central and Ward schools,
desire to express our appreciation
and gratitude to Superintendent
T W Lanham for his kind assist-
ance and co-operation during our
past associations. Our good will
and good wishes are with him
wherever he may be.
Of City Public Schools.
SNAKE IN PARLOR.
Killed by Prof. Harris Monday at
Home of Mrs. Pior.
While playing, little Miss
Martha Campbell found a rattle-
snake 111 the parlor of her aunt,
M rs B F Pior, where she and her
mauima aro boarding. Prof. Z A
C Harris, who lives next door,
was called over and dispatched
tho reptile which was about three
feet long. It had evidently
crawled in through an open door
in quest of mice. Naturally the
little girl was badly frightend by
the poisonous reptile.
For Those Who Live on Farina.
Dr. Bet-gin, Pana, Ilia, wrltoa:
Ballard'* Snow Liniment; alwaj
to my frlenda, aa I am ixjntldnnt
ter made. It la a dandy for burnt." Thi
lire on farm* aro < i p.*jlally liable to
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