The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 2, 1904 Page: 1 of 10
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McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY. TEXAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1904.
VOL. 21, NO. 18.
And Memorial Services of Fltz-
I Itt CROWD PD18ENT
A Splendid Dinner was Served.
The Speeches cut Short
The annual decoration and
memorial services of the Fitzhugh
cemetery were held Thursday ac-
cording to program with a large
crowd present, quite a number
going out from McKinney.
The exercises were opeucd by
a song, followed by an invocation
by Jerome 8need.
* Kev J A Held delivered an ad-
dress tin "The Democracy of
Death," which was full of inter-
est and elicited sincere attention
from the crowd.
A recitation, "Cover them
Over," by little Miss Kuth Cof-
fey, was excellent ami enjoyed by
After praver by Rev RC Horn,
the graves of deceased friends
and relatives were decorated pro-
fusely with beautiful flowers.
Dinner was then announced and a
plenteous repast of all the good
things that catei to the appetites
of men weie readily partaken of
and there was plenty to spare.
A 2 p in Chairman C B Hunter
called the people to order, and
after some splendid music by the
choir. Rev VV A Stuckey was in-
troduced and began, what he said
was going to bo a good speech,
but lie had only begun when the
rain defended and as he did not
like wetting he tied into the
•church house and thus ended the
Revs Webb, Bush and others
failed to make their speeches, but
were well paid for the dampness
that came over them by the
splendid dinners that they ate be-
fore the rain. Many expressed
regret at not hearing all the
The shower was tine, but only
extended about one mile North
of the grove. W hile the rain will
do much gootl to crops, it was
very hard on spring hats and
bonnets. The ladies seemed to
enjoy the ram even at such sucra-
tice of their nice dresse«.
KICKED TO DEATH.
former Collin Citizen Victim at
( ortez, Nevada.
Eld Jno M McKinnoy lias re-
ceived a letter from Jno T Poin-
dexter, of St Jo, Montague coun-
ty, Texas, bearing the sad news
of the killing of his brother, J as
A Poindexter, who was kicked to
death by u horse May 14th at
Cortex.Nevada, HAD miles west of
Salt Lake City. The Poindexter
brothers are well known in Col-
lin county, thev having cone here
before the Civil War and settled
with their father near Wylie. In
the spring of 18152 both enlisted in
Co B Fitzhugh's (Itith) cavalry,
•of which company Eld McKinney
was captain. James Poindexter
was later elected 2nd lieutenant
of the company. After the war
they went to the far Northwest
and engaged in mining. They
were in almost every mining camp
on the Pacific coast, Mexico and
Central America, and made one
trip to Australia. Owing to ill
health John bad to return to
Texas a few years ago, but his
brother remained in charge of
their mining interests. The let-
ter's tragic death will be sail news
to bis many old Texas friends,
and especially to Elder McKinney
and their other old army com-
rades, among whom are W D
Kerby and Aaron Snyder of For-
est Grove. Andy Lucas of Farm-
ersvillo and Uncle Joe Scott of
Additional Voting Places.
The Southeast McKinney vot-
ing box will hold its primary con-
vent ion at Petersburg school
house. Renner voting bjx at
The heavy rain that fell here
Saturday was only local, not
reachipg more than two miles
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Given at Bates and Attended by
Members From McKinney.
J B Ray and wife of Bates,
Denton county, gave un enjoyable!
family dining Friday at their
pretty new home Among those
present were Mr anil Mrs R L
Ray, Mrs Ritchie and daughters,
Misses Alta und Birdie, nil of
of McKinney, and Mrs Dr Sparks
and son of Kentucky, who are
visiting relatives here. To com-
plete the occasion W M Penning-
ton, of this city, was on hand to
Photograph the family group. A |
Courier reporter also accompa-i
nied Mr Pennington out and
greatly enjoyed the magnificent
agricultural scenery between here
and there, and partook of the i
unstinted hospitality of the Ray j
Letter to the Public From Jesse
Wants to Meet Friends and Citi-
zens in St Louis in
ROBBED IN ST. LOUIS.
Maple Farmer Loses Big Sum of
Money at World's Fair.
W M Adams, who lives at Ma-
ple, in northwest Collin, was
robbed of his watch and $300 or
$400 in money at u hotel in St
Louis recently where he went to
attend the World's Fair. He
wrote home for more money und
did not let his misfortune keep
him from seeing the great show.
Was a Resident of McKinney for
, a Number of vears.
She Died at the Home of Her
Grand Daughter Mrs.
Mrs Murv Devou, who for a
number of years was a resident of
McKinney* where she had many
friends and acquaintances, died
at Danville, 111., last Wednesday
utter a lingering illness. She had
been sick at the home of her sis-
ter, Mrs Noah Cox ©f Lucas in
this county, for some time, but
two weeks ago she was able to be
taken to Illinois by her grand
daughter, Mrs Rutledge, who
came after her. She leaves one
son. Charlie, who is now living
at Texarknim, ana one daughter,
Mrs M L White of California.
She was the grant! mother of
Charlie Fouts of this city, and
Court Kouts who was raised here
but now lives at Nucudoches, Tex.
Mrs Devou was widely known
in this county, and her many
friends will regret to hear of her
Special Railroad Rates.
The annual meeting Woman's
Foreign Missionary Society of
North Texas Conference meets in
the beautiful little town of Mc-
Kinnev June 4th to 8th inclusive
rates of one and one third fare
for round trip, tiekets selling 3rd
and 4th, limit to 9th, has been
granted by the followiug roads:
H. & T. C., M.. K. &T.,T. & P.,
"Cotton Belt," Texas Midland,
Santa Fe, Fort Worth & Denver,
T. & N. 0. rail rout Is, and so
with this rate we expect a fine
delegation. Wo most cordially
invite the ministers of North
Texas Conference to bo with us
in session. If you can only come
over for a day your presenco will
help to make the meeting what it
should be. Brethren come to see
what wo are trying to do toward
helping you to send the gospel to
the regions beyond.
Jesse Shain returned Sunday
from St Louis, where he went to
be in attendance at the dedication
of the Texas building. To the
public he has this to say:
It is conceded to be thegrandest
exposition ever pulled off in the
World. While in every depart-
ment from over the world the
master-piece of the whole show
is of course the Cascades. Next
is the representation of the Alps
in Switzerland; alone this will
pay for ones trip. Now to the
point, Texas is what we arc inter-
ested in. The Texas State build-
ing is conceded to be second unlv
to the Missouri building, witti
which to build, they had an ap-
propriation of $1,000,000. The
Texas building is 200 feet from
point to point und the dome reach
es 185 feet heavenward. It is a star
building, infact the most favor-
able comment on any building on
the grounds is that of Texts. It
is furnished neatly and produces
a fine effect. The furniture wus
all made in the Texas penitentia-
Our dedication on the 2Gth was
u grand scccess which has been
published before and details giv-
en. As to our exhibits in other
buildings in which we are in com-
petition let me say that I dont
believe we will be left. The
gentlemen who are in charge of
exhibits are very hopeful of suc-
cess, especially of our horticul-
tural and forestry exhibits.
Space is too valuable to tuke up
more at this time but wilsay that
the opinion is abroad in the land
t hai oclv millionaires can see this
fair on account of expense. This
is a mistake. You can live there
as economically us anywhere, if
yon will, and us well. Everything
will be in readiness by Julv 1st,
1904, or nearly so. And on behalf
of Texas, and Collin county espe-
cially, for that is the hub, I want
to invito you all to meet me
there during the month of July.
As one of the live committeemen
1 will have in charge the exhibits
from the state and the state build-
ing and will take great pleasure
in making it us pleusant as possi-
ble for you. So all make up
your minds to he there us there
will be a hot time in the old town
of St Louis, especially July 6th,
when the Democratic convention
will bo in session.
two little girls killed.
Eight-Year-Old Boy Shoots His
Sister and Another Girl.
Hon. L. S. Schluter, Candidate
for Attorney General.'
Hon L 8 Schluter, of Jeffer-
son, was iu McKinney Monday 10
the interest of his candidacy for
attorney general. His old ftiend
and neighbor, Geo M Oneal, in-
troduced him to our citizens. The
Democrat was honored witha brief
call by the distinguished gentle-
Clairn.ont, Tex., May 2 >—Yes-
terday evening a son of Frank
Woods shot his little sister, Mag-
gib, () years old, and Grace Hous-
ton, also (i years old. Maggie wus
shot just under the heart und is
dead. A bull passed through
Grace's lungs. The little bov
thought the gun was empty. No
grown people were in the house
at the time. The boy is 8 >ears
Bingham Students Return.
Everett Wade and Gabo Fitz-
hugh have returned from Ashe-
ville, N C., where they have been
uttending Bingham's Militury
School. Joe Largent, I D New-
some, and Jim Dowll, who have
also been attending the same
school, and Fitzbugh Beverly, a
student in the Annapolis Naval
Training Academy, and Misses
Ida Dowell, and Janie Aber-
nathy of Hamilton Coellge, Lex-
ington, Ky., joined E A Newsome
and party at St Louis and will
remain a ween seeing the World's
Fair before returning home.
TferKni YiiHmMm taflt
Observed at the Methodist Church
The Children did Well, and the
Services were Inspiring
The annual Childrens' Day ser-
vices were observed Sunday i.t
11 o'clock ut the Methodist
church with a splendid program
Song—Come Thou Almighty
Prayer—Rev W A Stuckey.
Song—God Is Love—by the
two infant classes.
Recitation -Fry Ingram, Eve-
lyn Jones, Bertie Thompson,
Frunkie Fulsom, A\o Apple und
Juck Bristol, Lrvvin Heard, Vol-
Address—Rev J J Stnvlie.
Solo—Beautiful Land—Fay In-
Recitation— Sweet Melodies—
Rachel Doggett, with chorus by
Sallie Lou Brown, Evelyn Jones,
Zie Flowers, Lillie Martin, liat-
tie Moore, Bernice Choute.
Song—Glory to God, Hallelu-
Recitation—M iss Pearce.
Benediction—Rev N R Stone.
Much credit is due to J L Dog-
get, the efficient superintendent,
and Prof G P Gudberrv for the
splendid manner in which the
children were drilled, and to Miss
Pauline Rogers for the excellent
Rev Smylie's short address was
full of excellent thoughts for the
children especially, and they re-
ceived it with eager minds and
hearts. The entire service was
truly soul inspiring und uplifting.
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Peep Into Market Wagon of H.
F. Wilmeth, Truck Grower,
The Democrat was the recipient
of a box of luscious Alexander
peachis from an old friend and
reader. 11 F Wilmeth, the suc-
cessful fruit and truck grower
living north of town. A peep
into his market wagon, familiar
to every McKinney citizen, i« an
especially tempting sight these
days when ho comes to town and
will make any fellow's mouth wa-
ter. Peaches, upples, berries,
plums, and ull kinds of garden
vegetables, even to early spring
turnips, may be seen,
freshly grown and crated
for the use of his patrons.
Mr Wilmeth and his brother, M
W, are both types of n cluss of
farmers unfortunately too few
in numbers in this splendid agri-
cultural county. But the good
results of the example of success
in truck growing set by them,
will be felt, no doubt, in the
years to come. In fact their leud
is ulreudy being followed by u
number of others around McKin-
ney who are fruit und truck grow-
ing on a smaller settle. Who in-
deed are such men as Kirkpat-
riek, the Wilmeth brothers, W
H Perkins, A F Beaver, R C Horn
and others, perhaps, who have
proved themselves to be practical
successes in fruit culture and in
the kind of diversification that
enables farmers to live ut home.
Began at Rhea Mills Last Monday
Large Crowd Present.
The first gun of the county
campaign was fired at Rhea Mills
Monday night,where quite a crowd
had gathered to hear the "why
and the wherefore" of the claims
of each candidate for a county
T* Kind t* Mm I
Former Collin Citizens Own
Claims in Wichita Mountains
John T Poindevter writos to
Eld McKi nney, of this citv, that
he owns some promising mining
claims in the Wiihitu mountains
in the Territory. Milton and
Bud Grayum, also former Collin
citizens, are living thereon prom-
ising claims. Both are well and
hearty. They are brothers of
J I) (Uncle Jake) Grayum of
Lucus. Mr Poindexter came back
to Texas a few veins ago, murried
and lives ut St Jo, Moutague
county, but he goes up to his
claims in the Wichitas quite often
to direct their development.
Given at Wetsel School
Eleven Young Men and Ladies at
Among the list of graduates at
the Denton Normal School this
session we note the names of the
following Collin county gentle-
men and ladies: W 11 Culwell, I)
E Dean, T B Culwell, Miss Ethel
Copeluntl, .1 II McBride, Miss
Lottie Pearce, W L Smith, Miss
Lorn Vance, Miss Grace Yar-
brougli, Virgil Smith, A M Wol-
Thrce'of the number received
With a Membership of 52—Rev,
D. L. Coale, Pastor—Other
Te Meet and Organize a County
To Get in Line With Similar
County, State and Na-
The Democrat is in receeipt of
the following call with u request
We, the undersigned 4th class
postmasters, have respectfully
assumed the authority to issue
this call for a conference of all
postmasters in Collin county, ut
McKinney, Texas, June liith, at
1:30 p. m. The purpose of such
u meeting is to consider the ad-
visability ol oigunizing u county
league of the 4th class postmas-
ters, in harmony with similar j
county, state and national leagues
throughout the United States.
We call on all postmasters to be
present at the place, und on the
date above mentioned, to consid-
er questions of mutual interests,
and to promote the good of the
postal service in our several com-
munities. J. J. Bkyktt,
B. J. Nauole,
J. M. Robinson,
4th Class Postmasters.
Wetsel. May 28.—The Wetsel
ice cream supper last night was
well attended. The uro.-s pro-
ceeds amounted to $80, netting a
nice sum for the benefit of the
new church lot. The rain and
threatening weather greatly in-
terfered with the crowd, keeping
munyaway. We hud ill luck in
getting creuin, running short in
our supply which decreased our
proceeds very much.
Rev I) L Coale recently closed
a very successful two week's
meeting here. Rev W A Stucky
of McKinney came down und
preuched two very able sermons.
Our singiug, always good, was
never better. The meeting re-
sulted in between 40 and 50 con-
versions and the organization of a
Methodist church with .52 mem-
bers. A lot has been bought on
which the erection of a new
church will be commenced about
Aug. 1st. Wo desire the aid of
all good people in our efforts.
Rev Coule will be the pastor. His
appointments ure the Saturday
night before the 3rd Sunday and
on afternoon of the 3rd Sunday
iu each month.
Rev Coule, who organized the
new Methodist church here, : ic
pastor in charge of tho Allen cir-
cuit. This is the third church
that he'lhas organized during the
two years he has been on this
Wo have u good union Sunday
school with Prof T D Simpson,
superintendent, it meets every
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Prof I) W Leigh will be with
us tho second Sunday afternoon
and sing after Sunday school. He
is being solicited to teach a class
111 vocal music with flattering
prospects of success.
While plowing recently Simp-
son Moore suffered a stroke of
paralysis, but is now improving.
Grandma Lucindy Taylor, one
of the oldest settlers in this sec-
tion, bus been poorly for some
Prof T I) Simpson has been
engaged to teach another teim of
norhal teacher secured.
BLUE RIDGE RAILWAY.
Surveying to Begin by Next
Engineer T L Smith, Jr,, who
was to have made the survey for
the proposed electric railway to
Blue Ridge was taken sick and
hud to leave. Mr Woodson, how-
ever, h still here, uwaiting the
arrival of uuotlur and expects
him today. Assistants are at
Blue Ridge expecting to assist in
making the survey. Mr Wood-
son has been getting up Collin
county statistics this week.
A Fable For Givers.
An American quarter of u dol-
lar, with the figure of liberty on
it, is said to have looked down con
temptuously on u copper cent,
with the head of a red Indiun on
it, and to have said: "Oh, you
barbarian, do vou call yourself a
coin?". "Well whatever I am,"
said the copper cent, " I am of-
tener found in missionary meet-
ings than you are."
Forti-five new rum I mail
routes were established in Okla-
homa Territory within thirty
Miss Lucile Gregg Will Teach in
Collin County Normal.
Miss Lucile Gregg of Sherman
has been secured as primary
teacher in the Collin County Sum-
mer Normal, which will begin
here June 20th. She is a gradu-
ate of Sam Houston Normal of
isu;i and is highly recommended,
being excellent in primary work,
and it behooves every teueher in
the county to take advantage of
this opportunity of receiving in-
structions in this important
branch of Normal work. Miss
Gregg will also teach in the Hunt
County Normal this summer.
How the Gospel Spreads in Korea
According to the "Missionary'
it is scarcely possible to realize at
a distance tho great progress
made by the gospel in the "Hor-
roit Kingdom." A prominent
missionary, standing in front of
the church where he labored,
said to u friend: ''Twelve years
ago threo Koreans and 1 began
work on this very spot. There
was not a Christian church in
this whole region. Now w« have
in this district between 65 and 70
independent congregations of be-
tween 2500 and 3500 Christians*
Several years ago one oould trav-
el from Huju and find no Chris-
tians in all that region of thrae
hundred and eighty Korean miles.
Now if one were to lift a flag at.
Baju thev could lift flags Iu sight
of each other on Christian ohap*
els the whole distaucf to Seoul.—
The Missionary Keview of The
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