The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 7, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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McKINNEY, OOLLIN COUNTY. TEXAS. THURSDAY. JULY 7, 1904.
VOL. 21, NO. 23.
(eld Friday and Saturday Under
CAPTURED IN OKLAHOMA.
Charlie Fowler who Escaped from
Road dang Brought Back.
A Large Attendance, Excellant
Music, Good Dinner and
A two days session of the third
annual picnic and lop: ^rolling of
L "Cottonwood Camp W. O. W.
«Nwas held at Farmersville, Friday
aud Saturday, being the most
*wcces ful one ever held by them.
There was a very large crowd on
hand both days and all who at-
tended enjoyed the occasion
The Melissa band assisted by
members of the Chamber ville
baud aud Prof \V S Smith of
Chambersville as conductor,
made excellant music for the oc-
casion. A baby'show was one of
the pleasing features.
On the second day addresses
were delivered by Hon Wallace
Hughston and T VY Perkins of
McKinney; Sam Neathery of
Farmersvilte and Hons T E Byrd
and B F Looney of Greenville.
Cottonwood Camp W. O. W.
was organized atFurinersville July
18, 1896, and is one of the most
flourishing camps in the State.
Deputy Sheriff Geo Eubanks
returned from Oklahoma City,
Okla, Sunday, having in cus-
tody Charlie Fowler who escaped
from the county road gang some
two weeks ago. While en route
home Mr Eubanks discovered
him tryiug to tile off the hand-
cuffs with a file be had secreted
on his body.
For Month of June as Kept by
FIRE PROOF CURTAIN
Will be Placed in McKinney Opera
Manager Henry Warden will
hai e a new fire-proof drop cer-
tain put in at the McKinney
Opera House in readiness for the
next season. A representative
of a Detroit Scenic Company was
in the city Friday getting up the
advertisements for the curtain
which will be a handsomely exe-
cuted work of the painter's art.
Methodist Church at Merit Blown
VITAL STATISTICS REPORT
For June 1004, and for Year End-
ing June 30th.
I) The vital statistics report for
I, the month of June as kept by
Deputy county Clerk J C Saun-
ders is us follows:
Males, white 80
Females, white 79
Male, black 1
Males, white 15
Females, white 22
The following is the report
for the year from July 1st 19 >3 to
June 30, 1904: Births 1962;
TO ATTEND FAMILY REUNION
Farmersville, Tex., July 2.—
A big storm is reported from the
north and east part of Collin
county. The Methodist church
at Merit was blown to pieces.
Two of Dr Murchison's dwellings
were blown off the blocks aud
some outhouses were demolished.
The orchards and crops were bad-
ly damaged. Hail damaged the
cotton to a large extent. A heavy
wind and hail is also reported
from weft Collin, in the vicinitv
of Prosper. Crops were injured,
and several thresher outfits dam-
In June 190a the hot Winds Oc-
curred Which Damaged
Cotton so Seriously.
McKinney, Tex., July, 1 1904.
—Meteoiological report for June,
1904, is as follows.
The coldest day was the 9th,
59 degrees. The warmest day
was the 29th, 96 degrees.
2 3 02
On the 'j 9th, 23rd, 24th and
25th of June 1902, occured the
hot winds which burnt the cotton
so seriously. The 10th of June
1902. was the hottest day known
for the month of June in 3 years
Of Five Per Cent Declared by the
Collin County National Bank.
J L White, the energetic cash-
ier of the Collin County National
Bank, was busy Thursday and Fn
day mailing out to the stock hol-
ders of the bank, certificates of
the semi-annual dividend of five
per cent declared by the board of
directors of this institution.
VALUABLE ART TREASURES.
James T. DeShields Owns Several
| Major Doggett Left Today to visit
his Mother in Chicago
Mayor JL Doggett left Monday
I afternoon for Chicago where he
\ will spend several weeks visiting
his mother, and daughter Miss
Lucy who is a member of the
Illinois pure foftd commission.
His daughter Miss Rachel is also
visiting in Chicago. Mayor Doe-
gett has not seen his mother in
seven years, and th:s visit is the
occasion of a family reunion of
her ten children, Mayor Doggett
being the oldest. He will also
visit the World's Fair at St Louis
on his return.
REVIVAL AT VERONA.
Being Held by Rev M F Wheeler
Rev M. F. Wheeler, county
>rangelist of the Baptist church,
\is holding a very successful revi-
* vial meeting at Verona. Up to
[the present time there have been
thirteen conversions and eight
additions to the church.
Baptism was administered Sun-
pday morning at 10 o'clock.
KeV Wheeler will begin a meeting
'at Foote on Sunday July 10th.
CHANQE IN BUSINESS CIRCLES
, The firm of Asbury & Bristol,
I dealers in hardware and furniture,
rtias beeu dissolved. J.W Asbury
will continue the business and the
jretiring partner, John Bristol,
lias accepted a position with R. E.
Bristol* City Drugstore.
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Thursday morning at 10 o'clock
J E Jones, and Mrs Cassie Bain
Houakcr were quietly married at
the home of the bride's mother,
Mrs a M Bain. Dr A J Fawcett
performed the marriage ceremo-
ny. Mr Jones is a prominent
citizen aud business man of Cope-
vilie and the bride is the daugh-
ter of Mrs A M Bain, and the sis-
ter of Mesdames H D Honaker
and W S Aston. Immediately
after the ceremony Mr Jones and
his wife departed for St Louis,—
firs. Backer Returns.
Mrs M C Backer, who formerly
had charge of the dress making
department of the J D Stiff Dry
Goods Co but has been in Shreve-
port, La., for the past year, ar-
rived in the city .ast Sunday to
resume her position with this
popular firm, who will operate
two Klores after August 1st. Mrs
Stiff will be in charge of one of
their dressmaking departments,
and Mrs Backer the othi
Little Baby's Death.
Troy Legree Turner, the nine-
teen montbs old baby of Mr and
Mrs J R Turner, who live near
Princeton, died here Sunday at
9:20 o'clock, having been brought
to McKinney for medical treat-
ment. The remains of the little
one were taken to Princeton for1
Mrs W F Beers of Galveston,
hostess for the Texas Building at
the Werld's Fair this week, io-
oludos Miss Maggie Shsin of Mc-
Kinney in her list of assistant
Farmersville, Tex., July 2.—
Perhaps the only genuine Sully
painting e^er in Texas a very
fine life-size portrait of President
John Tyler, has just been sold by
James T. DeShields of thin city
to an art dealer in New York
City, at a fancy price. Mr De-
Shields is quite a connoisseur,
and owns a very fine portrait of
President 'laylor, also one of
Moses Austin, both from early
American aitists. Besides the-e,
he has a large collection of art,
among which are a portrait of
Sam Houston, William Travis,
the hero of the Alamo; "The
Siege of the Alaino," a magnifi-
cent historical painting, and a
portrait of Collin McKinney, for
whom Collin county and the
county seat, McKinney. were
named, and the only portrait of
him in existence- Mr DeShiehU'
probably has the finest private
collection of rare and valuable
works on Texas history in the
DEFENDANT FOUND GUILTY.
In Seduction Case in District
Court Fined $500.
The jury in the case of the
state vs Garner Newman, charged
with seduction, brought in a ver-
dict of guilty and assessed the
delendants punishment at a fine
One black Poland China sow.
Left my barn three miles south-
east of McKinney about four
weeks ago. Anv information
leading to her recovery will be
John A. Rooers,
at Wrilcox's Lumber Yard.
Capt. Boyd in Dallas.
Capt W L Boyd of McKinney
was in the city yesterday, en
route home from Mineral Wells,
where he has been spending two
weeks. Capt Boyd is one of the
pioneers of Collin county, having
lived there for forty years.
"When X came here," he said
yesterday, "Dallas had only about
1,20 ) people and McKinney 600.
So you see I have seen the won-
derful development of the slate
sinoe that time."—Did la* News.
Letters Received From W B Scott
And Mr. Colquitt.
For Better Passenger Facilities at
McKinney.—Does not want
Austin, June 29th, 1904. Hon
J L Doggett, Mayor, McKinney,
Texas. Dear Sir:—1 have receiv-
ed from Mr W B Scott, General
Superintendent, a reply to my let-
ter of June 24th, concerning the
inadequate depot facilities at Mc-
Kinney. 1 enclose a copy of same
and ask you to write immediately
if the assurances given are not
satisfactory to you, and if not, we
will set your petition down for a
hearing at the next monthly meet
ing, which is the 3rd Tuesday in
July. Kindly advise mo by re-
O. B. Coi.yuitt,
Houston, Texas, June 27, 1904.
Hon O B Colquitt, Commissioner
R R Co, of Texas, Austin Texas.
Dear Sir:—I beg to acknowledge
receipt of your letter dated June
24th with reference to the inad-
equate passenger depot facilities
at McKinney. The Central com-
pany fully realize the necessity
for better passenger facilities at
this point, and under the circum-
stances the fact could not be
more fully demonstrated by a
public hearing. Unfortunately
the two companies could not
agree to construct and operate a
joint passenger depot on the same
terms as the present one is opera-
ted and for the reason that this
company owns a one-half interest
in the present joint passenger
station and the ground it oc-
cupies. and this being a more
suitublo location for another de-
pot, the work of building a new
depot has been up for practically
• year with the object of making
a joint arrangement with the M K
& T. I will, however again take the
subject up with that line, and in
thi event of our not coming to
an agreement this company will
at once proceed with the erection
of an independent station, advis-
ing the Commission of the result
in either event. Our only object,
however, in delaying the matter
has been with the idea of reaching
an agreement with the other line
as the joint location which is set
apart for this purpose is by far
the most desirable one tor depot
facilities. Yours truly,
W. B. Scorr,
Mayor Doggett replied to Com-
missioner Colquitt stating that
he would leave the matter in his
hands, and if he thought best to
call a public hearing to set the
time in August.
Dallas, Tex., Juue- 29, 1904.—
Hon J L Doggett, Mayor, Mc-
Kinney, Tex. Dear Sir:—Your
letter of the 30th ultimo, in
reference to depot facilities at
McKinney. was duly received.
Wo will tako the matter up with
the H. &T. C. and ascertain what
they are willidg to do in regard to
a Union Station. If one caunot
bo agreed upon, 1 will recom-
mend to our people that a new
combination depot be built, for
our line. Yours truly,
A. A. Allen.
J. R. Bowman and Miss Vona
Cooke Contracting Parties.
J. R. Bowman, von of John
Bowman, and Miss Vona, daugh-
ter of S F Cooke, were married
Sunday at 4 p. 111. Eld J no.
M McKinney. grandfather of the
bride, officiated and little Miss
Ruth, daughter of Dr John Cof-
fey, was the little bridesmaid.
Nearly 25 years ago EM McKin-
ney officiated at the marriage of
the groom's parent*.
10 SELL PICNIC PRIVILEGES.
To Take Place Saturday, July 16,
at the Court house.
The privileges for the Collin
county Old Settlers and ex-Con-
federate picnic and reunion, to be
held in McKiunoy, Aug. 16th and
17th, will be sold by Joe D. Mc-
Kinney, chairman of the privilege
committee, at public auction to
tbe highest bidder, at the court
bouse, Saturday, July 16th.
Those wanting to secure rights
should be present at that date.
O. A., Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. M.
G. A., the little eight-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Wil-
son, had one of his eyes seriously
burned Monday morning. While
lighting a piece of paper it flew
up into his face causing the ac-
cident. A physician was sum-
moned, aud the little fellow is
resting very well. His parents
are both in St. Louis attending
the World's Fair, while their
children are being cared for bv
Mrs. Straugban, Mrs. Wilson's
Miss Leta Higginbotham of Fris-
co Saves Four Lives
In Barton Creek Near Austin
When tho. Boat
Election of District Judge for 59th
Democrat is 111 receipt of the
following report of a narrow es-
cape from drowning of two
couples at Austin, in which a
Uollin county young lady aided in
"Last Saturday four couples
with well tilled baskets went to
Barton creek, about a mile from
Austin, for a day's outing. They
bad a lovely time strolling over
hills and vales and enjoyed na-
ture's beauties to the fullest ex-
tent, after three weeks hard work
in the University Summer Nor-
"Two couples started for a
boat ride, but had not gotten far
out before it sank 111 twelve feet
of water. Miss Leta Higgiubot-
ham of Frisco was the only one
on shore near enough to assist
them. The ladies clutched the
young men and rendered them
powerless, yet they could both
swim. In this time of peril, Miss
Higginbotham thought to reach
them a fishing pole which they
caught 111 time t*> save them, still
one of the ladies had to be drag-
ged to the shore by her hair. All
would have drowned but for the
heroic efforts of this thoughtful
Prof G P Gadberry of McKiu-
ney was to have been with the
party, but remained in school,
which was fortunate for him."
A SWEET TREAT..
At a meeting of the Executive
Committe of the 59th Judicial
District of Texas, held in Mc-
Kinney on the 30th day of Juno,
1904, present, J L Greer, chair-
man: T F Mangum, lepresonting
Collin county, anil Joe Cox, by
John Church, his duly authorized
proxy, representing Grayson
county, the following proceedings
Ordered and determined that
the nominee of the Democratic
party lor Judge of said District
be elected at the blanket primary
election to be held July 9, 1904,
for the said counties of Collin
Attest: J. L. Grker,
John Church, Chairman.
Super-Frame Hint Honey From a
home Bee Man.
L A Daffan, division superio-
tentendent of the H & T C, and
WE Williams, division superin-
tendent of the M K & T R R,
were in McKinney Saturday
in consultation regarding a now
5assenger depot for this place,
'hey were bore to inspect the
ground, and wilt make a report
to the higher authorities of their
lines. Mr Daftin in conversation
with Mayor Doggett, expressed
his opinion to the effect that a
unipn depot by the two lines
would be built without delay.
Mf W A Maupin has retut ned
to her home at Rowlett after visit
ing ber parent*, Mr and Mrs O
Leddy, and other relatives and
frisnds heft for a few days.
It is indeed wonderful how Dr.
Guqp'a Antiseptic cures the peo-
ple. If you have liver or
kidney trouble, indiges-
tion or stomach trouble,
la grippe, rheumatism, neural-
gia, catarrh, piles, diarrhea, cons-
tipation. biood troubles, chills or
fevers of any kind or female
trouble of any nature, you need
not fear to try it—if it does no
ood it costo you nothing. Mate
arnett refunds your money if
you are not satisfied. Try a bot-
tlo. 6td 4tw
Fine Cotton Bolls.
John R Brown returned from a
trip to his farms near Princeton
Satutday evening. He reports
as fine prospects for • corn and
cotton as he ever saw, and
brought back with him several
cotton bolls almost full grown.
Donation to Fire Boys.
We wish to express our thanks
to Eld. John McKinney for a
donation of $10, thus showing his
appreciation in a substantial way,
of our efforta to save his properly
in the recent fire.
Walter Howell, Chief.
^ TllliS Bm«M
T F Jordan, the extensive Big-
gers bee man. presented The
T)etnocrat with a rare treat.
It was a super-frame of honey,
fresh from the gum. This honey
was made from mint, the honey
flow of which occurred 45 days
earlier this year than last. Bo-
sides being most palateable, mint
honey posseses medicinal qualities
of a pronounced nature. Bees
arc doing well this year. Mr Jor-
dan is a specialist in the apiary
industry in Collin county ami de-
serves the patronage of all I101110
people. Ills product is the
purost and his prices are more
reasonable than much of tbe in-
ported honey of an inferior quali-
BEAUTIFUL VIEW BOOKS.
A Valuable Collection of Photo-
graph Scenes in McKinney.
Messrs Greenwood & Bell,
proprietors of the Blue Gallery,
have prepared a number of view
books containing about one hun-
dred and twenty-five views of
handsome McKinney residences,
street scenes, public buildings,
mills and rutal scenes. The pho-
tographs are excellent and tbe
book is well gotten up and will
be a valuable mefhento, Messrs
Greenwood & Bell have an ex-
cellent larpo photograph of Rev
T W Erwin standing jamong the
mammoth sunflowers grown at
his residence in North McKinney,
a mention of which was made in
The Democrat several days ago.
What is "TEETH1NA"? Well,
A tasteless powder that will kits
From baby's brow the fever glow
That teething always brings you
"TEETH1NA" overcomes and
Counteracts the effects of Sum-
mer's Heat, Aids Digestion, Reg-
ulates the Bowels, Gives rosy
cheeks, health and happiness to
Beet quality St Lbuis Fire brick
and Fire Clay for sate cheap at
Wilcox A Son, lumber yard, >Me
Kinney, Tex. 8mw.
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