The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 23, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS. THURSDA\. JUNE 23, 1904.
VOL. 21, NO. 21.
Occurred Thursday in El Paso
Proposed From McKinney to
Is Being held in the Central
Public School Building.
fkoceedings in Full in Nashville
i PilSlTl VETERANS FORMER MM fluid K COHflDfB Of Mi A HOT III HUB
'lie Copies (or Them at Courier
Office—Sent by E. W.
The Democrat has a file of the
fsu"hvillo American with proceed-
lgs of the pie at re-union for the
perusal of any old soldier who
mid not attend. We are in-
jbted to E W Kukpatiiek for
lem. Mr. Kirkpatrick writes:
Nashville, Tenn., June 17.—
Mease place papers on file so that
leople who are interested may
Throckmorton Camp had but
|>ne member in line of march.
[*exas was poorly represented ex-
I'ept by officers and sponcers.
)ther states had thousands of the
>U1 veterans in line. Texas can-
lot afford to remain in the rear
if these great reunions. The
people of other states see to it
hat every old veterau has an op-
lortunity to attend the reunions.
I'he friends of these meu in all
kvalks of life unite in contribu-
tions and send them without cost.
(The railroads furnish sleeping
Vars; merchants contribute cloth-
ing and food, also cooks are sent
along and the old fellows have a
glorions, joyous time—worth
much more than a iystem of pen-
sions which has its roots often in
perjury, bribery, fraud ant
Those who think the cause of
the South will be lost and forgot-
Jten should hear the voice and uti-
Iderstand the sentiments of the
pons and Daughters of the Con-
On to Louisville, Ivy.
He Was for Twelve Years a Trav-
cling Salesman for Boren
\V. L. Dyson, a nephew of ,J S
Lam-dale of this city, died Thurs-
day morning at his home in El
Paso from tuberculosis.
The deceased has many friends
in this city where ho resided at
one time several years ago. Ho
was a popular traveling salesman
for Boron &, Stewart, wholesale
grocers of Dallas, for some
twelve years, and was a member
of the United Traveler's Associa-
tion, serving in various offices,
the last of which was president.
About eighteen months ago he
developed tuberculosis anil was
advised by physicians to re-
sign tiis position in Dallas and go
to El Paso, which he did, There
ho entered the Dean-Dyson
Wholesale Produce Company,
but was soon compelled to retiie
again from business, and rapidly
sank until death came.
Mr Dyson was forty-five years
of age, and a member of the Bap-
tint church. Me was an excellent
gentleman and made friends
wherever he went. The funeral
took place at El Paso Friday.
hot Weather Weakness.
If you feel fagged out, listless
nu lacking in energy, you are
perhaps suffering from the de-
bilitating effects of summer
weather. These symtoms indicate
that a tonic is needed that will
create a healthy appetite, make
digestion perfect, regulate tho
bowels and impart natural activi-
ty to the liver. This, Ilerbine
viiI do; it is a tonic, laxative and
estorative. 11 .1 Freegard, prop
Grand View Hotel, Cheney, Kan.
writes ; "I have used Ilerbine
for the lad 12 years, and nothing
on earth can beat it. It was rec-
ommended to me by Dr Newton,
Newton, Kan." 50c Smith Bros &
Fourth-Class P. Ms. of the Coun-
Officers Elected, Committees Ap-
pointed. Next Meeting
Executive Committee Met in
The Fourth District Congres-
sional Executive Committee met
in Greenville Saturday.
Hon G It Smith, who is chair-
man of the committee was pre-
vented from going on account of
ourt duties and Hon J L Clark,
of Greenville, was elected chair-
Hon H A Finch who represent-
ed this county was elected secre-
It was decided to hold a blanket
primary for the election of the
congressional nominee, each coun-
ty chairman to make returns of
'je county olection to the dis-
The congressional convention
will be held in Greenville Au-
gust 27. '•
Thrown From a Wagon.
Mr George K Babcock was
[thrown from his wagon and se-
verely bruised. Ho applied
Chamberlain's Pain Palm freely
land says it is the best liniment he
(ewer u*ed. Mr Babcock is n well
known citizen of North Plain,
|Conn. There is nothing equal to
Pain Balm for sprains and bruises
lit will effect a cure io one-third
the time reouired by any other
treatment. *or sale by City Drug
The bakers' strike at Houston
was amicably settled Friday
j-tfternoon and that city will now
have her bread.
The fourth class postmasters
of Collin county met in the coun-
ty court room Thursday and
effected an organization by elect-
ing .1 M Robinson of Anna, presi-
dent; .1 L Keece of Lavon, vice
president;.! .1 Bevatt, Melissa, sec-
retary; and B .1 Nt ugle of Pros-
per, treasuier. Mr Robinson
stated in a general outline the
purpose of the organization,
which is for the betterment of the
"fourth class postmasters. B .1
Nauglo was elected delegate to
state convention which meets in
Hillsboro, July 4. J L Keece
was elected alternate delegate.
.J L Keece, B «! Nauglo and M S
Garner|were appointed a committc
on constitution and bylaws to re-
port at the next meeting which
will be held on the second day
of the picnic in August. ,1 J
Beyatt and J L Keece were ap-
pointed a committee to arrange
programs for future meetings.
Following is a lift! of those in
J M Robinson of Anna, .J J
Beyett of Melissa, Alma Wilson
of Princeton, M S Garner of
Josephine, W W Chapman of Al-
len, J H Cosby of Culleoka, Dr
Church of Wylie, B J Naugle
ot Prosper and J L Reece of La-
MRS. JNO. Q. KISSINGER DEAD
After Lingering Illness—Buried
at Walnut drove.
Mrs Annie Kissinger, wife of
John G Kissinger, died Sunday
morning at 4 o'clock after a lin-
gering illness, having been con-
fined to her bed for eight months
with consumption, and having
been a sufferer for many years.
She was thirty eight years of nge
and leaves beside her husband
seven children to mourn her loss.
She was the daughter of F G
Lewis of Walnut Grove, and a
sister of Dr James Lewis of this
city. She was buried at Walnut
Grove Sunday afternoon at 5
o'clock, Rev J H Bone conduct-
ing the funeral. The Democrat
extendi sympathy to the bores
family and sorrowing friends.
According to Version of Esq T A
Pruett, a Prominent Blue
T A Pruett, of Blue Ridge, is
doiug jury service this week. We
acknowledge a pleasaut visit
from him. He reports crop pros-
pects excellent 111 his locality and
the thriving little inland city is
looking foward confidently to the
building of an electric car line
which will give the citizens of
Blue Ridge and community com-
fortable transportation to and
from McKinney. Surveyors for
tho present proposed line have
completed their work from Mc-
Kinney to Bonham. A con-
ference is being held at the latter
place which is attended bv J W
St Clair, J A Pound#, Dr Morrow
and other citizens of Blue Ridge.
The promoter by meeting all obli-
gations and modest claims has
won the confidence of citizens
who live on the proposed route.
THE NASHVILLE RE-UNION.
Veterans Elect Officers Yesterday
Meet Next in Louisville.
Nashville, Tenn., .June li .—
I'iMt'id Confederate Veterans
yesterday selected the following
'j lti eers:
Commander in chief, Lieut
Gen Stephen D Lee of Columbus
Commander of the department
of Northern Virginia, Gen C Ir-
viu Walker of Greenville, S C.
Commander of the department
of Tennessee, Gen Clement A
Evans of Atlanta, Ga.
Commander of the tras-Missis-
sippi department. G011 W L Ca-
bell of Dallas, Tex.
A sweet-voiced young woman
of Norfolk, Va., Miss Mary K
Ewell, maid of honor for the
South, by singing "My Old Ken-
tucky Home" won for Louisville
the reunion next year.
Needom R Tisdal of Fort
Worth, Texas, was elected to the
position of commander in chief
of the United Sons of Confeder-
Frisco, June 18—Wheat is now
coming in at a lively rate. All
theshers running. Many men are
needed for harvest.
Frisco will have twelve grain
buyers this season.
Mesdames W J Waggoner and
O L Hamilton are attending the
Kpworth League convention at
George Owens, Tom and
Will Rogers were in McKinney
Don't forget to hear Bailey at
tho Ijcaguo picnic Saturday 25tb.
Wm Allen has let the contract
for the erection of a handsome
up-to-date residence on Emerson
A protracted meeting will be-
gin at tho Baptist church the
First Suuday in July, conducted
bv Rev Bailey.
Judge Freemon, formerly presi-
dent of First National Bank, of
Frisco, left yesterday for Bowie,
where he will reside in the future.
On their way to World's Fair In
Dr Andrew Bond and H R
Chromer arrived here from Fort
Woith Satuiday afternoon in an
automobile en route to the St
Louis World's Fair. They will
leave heie soon and will proceed
leisurely through the country, ex-
pecting to arrive at their destina-
tion about August 1st. Dr Bond
worked for the J P Crouch &
Co'a branch house in Farmersville
about twelve years ago. He is
now an oculist.
We are due W 8 Gregory of
Prosper thanks for subscription
to The Democrat and other fa-
The Election Returns Are all, In the Vast Grain Fields of Collin
About in. County.
Address of Welcome Delivered
by Mayor J. L.
The Collin County Summer
Noimal opened at 9:30 o'clock
Monday at the central pub-
lic school building with a larger
attendance of teachers than ever
before, Prof C T Cobb, principal
of the Allen public school as con-
ductor an ' his assistants Profs W
SSnnth, principal of Chambers-
ville public school, and S H
Ilorne, principal of Piano schools
were present and ready for tho
Mayor ,1 L Doggett delivered
an address of welcome which was
responded to by severe! interest-
ed iu educational matters All
the addresses were splendid and
showed the interest manifested iu
the upbuilding cf our teachers.
Tho executive board is us fol-
lows: TW Lanham, chairman;
W S Owenby, secretary; T I)
Simpson, T ,1 Taylor, W II
Echols and Marcellus Watkins.
The primary instructor is recom-
mended as one of the best in the
state. The normal will last until
Commissioners Meet Next flon- Some Are Handicapped on Ac-
day to Canvass the 1 count of the Scarcity of
Tho returns from the stock law
election held in Precincts Nos 1
and 2 Saturday arc about all in
and shows the vote to be in favor
of tho law by a large majority.
The vote as far as could be ob-
N W McKinney—For 75;
N E McKinney—For3l; against
S W McKinney—For 31;
SE McKinney—For51, against
N Farmersville—For 78; against
S Farmersville—For 71: against
Culleoka—For 20: against 13.
Clear Lake—For 17: against 3.
Verona—For 25: against 4.
Lick Prairie is reported as go-
ing against the measure.
The commissioners will meet
next Monday to canvass the vote,
and to set as an equalization
Collin county's vast stretch of
golden wheat fields are now in tho
shock and in prime condition for
thrashing. In tact most of the
tin ashing outfits have already
commenced their season's run.
Some of them are handicapped
on account of scarcity of hands
to operate with to their fullest
capacity. On account of rain im-
peding harvesting, much wheat
became very ripe before cut,
causing some loss by shattering
in handling. Much of the last
cutting was ready for thrashing
as soon as it was cut. The weath-
er is ideal. Collin county's 884
square miles of practically unbro-
ken, level and fertile farming
area contains a greater wheat
acreage than ever before in in its
history, with better average
yield and a higher opening mar-
ket value for its grain this year.
THE EDITOR'S THANKS
Marriage of Mr. Thomas John*
and Miss Kate DeArmond.
Last Wednesday at 5 o'clock
Col. and Mrs. Russell DeArmond
gave in marriage their daughter,
Miss Kate, tJ Mr. Thomas Johns
of Ennis. The ceremony was
solemnized in the presence of only-
relatives, Rev S L ltievos, pastor
of the First Presbyterian church
being the officiating clergyman.
Mr Johns who is a native of
Tennesso has been in Texas about
four years, and holds a responsi-
ble position with the 11. A T. C.
railroad as fireman on one of the
passenger trains, his run being
between Ennis and Denison.
The bride is one of McKin-
ney's most cultured and refined
young ladies and i> titled in every
way to make an ideal wife.
The happy voung couple left
on the 0:50 train for Kunis. The
groom's brother, Mr William
Lcdbetter, of Ennis, attended the
Triumph of Modern Surgery
For Some Luscious Peaches
Which We Never Got,
Aged Widow of J, \V. Burge Died
Last n«nday Evening
wits a mm mii
For Many Years.—Funeral Took
Wonderful things are done for
the humau body by surgery.
Organs are taken out and scrap-
ed and polished and put back, or
they may be removed entirely;
bones are spliced; pipes take the
place of diseased sections of veins
antiseptic dressings are applied to
wounds, bruises, burns and like
injuries beforo inflammation sets
in, which causes them to heal
without maturation and in one-
third the time requireil by the
old treatment, Chamberlain's
Pain Balm acts on this same
principle It is an antiseptic and
when applied to such injuries,
causes them to heal very quickly.
It also allays the pain and sore-
ness. Keep a bottle of Pain Balm
in your home and it will save you
time and monev not to mention
the inconvenienee and suffering
which such injuries entail. For
sale by City Drug Store.
ACCEPTED THE PEWS.
Ladies of the Methodist Church
Held Meeting Today,
The work of installing the new
pews at the First Methodist
church has been completed, and
they present a very handsome ap-
pearance. W M Brooko of Dal-
las, who sold the pews for tho
Cincinnati Seating Co., came up
this afternoon and met with the
ladies of the Home Mission Soci*
ety, who purchased the pews, and
accepted them today.
Best quality St Louis Fire brick
and Fire Clay for sale cheap at
Wilcox A Son, lumber yard; Mc-
Kinney, Tex. 2mw.
Mrs Julia A Burge died late
Monday afternoon at the resi-
dence of her daughter, Mrs Tom
Shewmate in Waddill's addition
west McKinney. She was taken
sick about a week ago at the
home of her son, Wes Burge, who
lives near Woodlawn, and was re-
moved to McKinney Saturday.
Mrs Burge, whose maiden name
was Shelton, was born 111 Wyth-
villc, Virginia, Oct. 20, 1837, and
was sixty-seven years and eight
months old. She was twice mar-
ried; her first husband, Henry
Williams, being killed in the war.
Her second husbam'. J W Burge,
died about a year ago. To them
were born three children, Wes,
Julia and Susie, tha latter dying
in childhood. Mrs Burge had
resided in McKinney for twenty-
six years. She has two brothers,
Dan and Joe Shelton residing in
Wythville, Va., and ono sister,
Mrs John liobark, living in Wash
She had been a member of the
Methodist church from child
hood, and was a true faithful
christian, as was evidenced by her
dying words. Looking up into
her daughter's face, she said,
"Lot us go." On being asked
where, she said "Homo to
The funeral services were con-
ducted by Rev W A Stuckey at
the residence Tuesday at 4
o'clock the interment was made
in Pecan Grovo Cemetery.
Deputy Sheriffs Sears and Eu-
banks spent Sunday at .1 O Mc-
Minn's, at McMinn's Chapel, in
southeast Collin. They speak in
highest piaiso of the excellent
quality or Mr McMinn's splendid
peach crop which they "vora-
ciously" sampled. Not only did
they devour what peaches Mr
McMinn gave them for them-
selves but also ato a paper sack
of tho luscious fruit ho kindly
sent by them to The Democrat
editor. Messrs Sears and Eu-
banks claim they just had to eat
the peaches on tho road to keep
the fruit, which was very ripe,
from spoiling. Poor newspaper
man! Kveu the peace officers de-
fraud us out of our poaches. But
Mr McMinn's good intentions to-
ward us are appreciated never-
theless and we heartily thank him
for remembering us.
Tax on Babies
Extreme hot weather is a great
tax upon the digestive power of
babies: when puny and feeble thev
should be given a few doses of
White's Cream Vermifuge, the
children's tonic. It will stimulate
aud facilitate the digestion of
their food, so that they soon be-
come strong, healthy and active.
25c at Smith Bros & Co.
Civil Service Examination.
To havo good health, the body
should bo kept in a laxative con-
dition, and the bowels moved at
least once a day, so that all the
poisonous wastes are expelled
daily. Mr G L Ed wards 142 N.
Maiu St Wichita. Kansas, writes:
"I have used Ilerbine to regulate
the liver and bowels for th 3 past
teu years and found it a reliable
remedy. 50c at Smith Bros & Co
1000 feet second-hand gum and
leather belting from 3 in. to 10 in.
wide; some 9 in; all new and at
very low pi ices. See me,
D. F. Gerrish,
Jas. P. Thomas, secretary of
McKinney civil service board of
examiners, held an examination
Saturday at the central school
building, for rural free mail car-
riers for Farmersville and new
routes out of Prosper and Frisco.
The following applicants took
tho examination: Robert L Horn,
Jas O White, Uncas N Clary of
Prosper; Geo W Owens, Thos T
Rogers, and W111 H Rogers of
Frisco: Mordeca Odam, Farm-
All members of tho Farmers'
Mutual Insurance Association of
Collin county will please take no-
tice that theie will be an annual
meeting of said Association at the
court house of Collin county in
the city of McKinney, Texas, on
Friday, the 1st day of July A D,
1904, for the purpose of electing
a president, a secretary and treas-
urer and seven directors for said
Association to serve for twelve
months from said date and to
transact such other business as
may come before said Associa-
tion. All members are earnestly
requested to be present.
W. P. Cloyd, J. L Doooett,
Kind Yea Haw
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Thompson, F. C. The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 23, 1904, newspaper, June 23, 1904; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291843/m1/1/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.