The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 4, 1904 Page: 1 of 12
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McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY. TEXAS. THURSDAY. AUGUST 4, 1904.
VOL. 21, NO. 27.
Big Damage Suit Against H &
T C Railroad
lllll bfjer hund
Mri, F. D. Burnett Plaintiff—Ex-
Attorney Gen. M, M.
The Democrat office received a
call from Mrs F D Burnett,
of Fort Worth, who is in McKin-
oey preparing to tile a damage
suit in district court here against
the H&TC railroad. The suit
is the outcome of an accident oe-
curing on the above railroad at a
Soint one and one-half mile
outh of McKinney, Aug 7,1902.
in which Mrs. Burnett's husband
was instantly killed, and Charles
Edwards and James Camp were
badly mjured. It will be remem-
bered that Burnett was Foreman
of section No 45 and his car was
run into by a southbound passen-
I ger engine to an excursion train
bound for Galveston. The body
1 of Mr Burnett and Mr Edwards,
'one of the injured men, were
placed aboard the passenger and
I taken to Piano. Ex-Attorney
General M M Crane, who in Mrs
Burnett's counsel, came up
Ifroin Dallas Monday to file the
[papers in the suit.
INSTALLING SQUARE BALE.
|planters Compress Co Will Use
Both Kound and Square. Press.
John Powell of Greenville will
Ibe manager of the Planters Com*
Ipress Co's round and square bale
|gin in McKinney the coming sea-
son, Mr Powell has been here
for several days and is having the
machinery overhauled and a
square bale press installed, so as
to be able to put up cotton in
"30th round and square bales.
The company will buy seed cotton
indgin for custom also. MeCar-
Ly Moore will be the street buyer.
A DOUBLE WEDDING.
fwo Couples Were Harried at
Vineland Thursday Night.
Thursday night at 7:30 o'clock
double wedding took place at
he home of Henry Hall near
Vineland. Mr Walter Scott led
|o Hymen's altir, Miss Eula V
Neel, daughter of Mr and Mrs J
E Neel of this city, and Mr
fchas Talkington was wedded to
lliss Mamie Scott, a sister of the
[room of the first couple.
MRS. EUBANKS DEAD.
['he Aged Mother of Deputy Sher-
iff George Eubanks.
Mrs Eubanks, mother of Depu-
Shoriff George Eubanks, died
rednesday night at the home of
jr son, Robert Eubanks, at La-
in. She was very old and had
*0 in teeble healtn for a long
Ihile. The luncral took place
[riday, the interment being
jade in south Church cemetery
irge Pumpkin and Beet Raised
By Trot White, of Foncine.
T White who lives on E A
some's farm near Foncine,
ipught a huge pumpkin to town
iday, which weighed seventy-
e pounds. He also brought in
arge beet which tipped the
les at seventeen pounds, and
d ten tops. The pumpkin and
t are on exhibition' at Joe
rnes grocery store.
solutions of Summer Normal.
Jy unanimous vote of the stu-
its of the Summer Normal
iiool held at McKinney the be-
v earned committee beg leave
offer the following resdutwns:
ftesolved, first, That we the
dents of this Summer Normal
school, do sinccrely appreciate
the services of our conductor,
Prof Cobb, and bis very able and
energetic assistants, Prof Horn
of Piano and Prof Smith of
Chambersville. We most hearti-
ly appreciate the fact that these
gentlemen by their patieuce, eu-
ergy and tact made our last days
work as full of interest as the
first. There was no such thiug as
resting on your oars for even one
recitation. We say to them
"Farewell but not Goodbye."
Second, We extend our thanks
to all the people of McKinney
who showed us kindness during
our stay here. For special favors
such as ice, by J D Stiff Dry
Goods Co, the use of the central
school building by the board of
trustees, we say "Thank You"
and heartfelt good wishes be with
you, And the press, that special
friend of the teacher, we had
naught but kindness from all the
papers of the town, so gentlemen
here's to you; a big cash subscrip-
tion roll, with melons, peaches
and all good things sprinkled
along at regular intorvals.
Resolved further, That each
paper be furnished with a copy
of these resolutions, with a re-
quest to publish same.
E C Forbes,
S S Stroup,
Mrs A A Borum,
Miss Jessie Bateman,
M iss Hallie Kitching,
Accident at Roseland.
Our good friend, Sid Finlev,
merchant at Roeeland, happened
to a very painful accident last
Tuesday at Celino. He had gone
there to see his wife and mother
and some of his children off for a
visit to relatives at Amarillo, Tex.
As he came down the steps of
the car the train moved and he
feli forward 011 the platform and
in the fall his wrist was thrown
out of place. A physician was
called and it was soon in place
again, but was quite sore and stiff
when last heard from. We wish
that it mty be only a temporary
Dr W H Baldridge of Wylie
and Miss Albertine Smith of Dal-
las were married in the latter city
Monday evening, and left immed-
iately fur St Louis to attend the
World's Fair. Dr Baldridge who
is one of the most prominent
physicians in the county, is a
a brother to mesdumes B E Cask y
and Buck Wilson of this city.
Bought Fine Hon.
The Deer Lick Hog Ranch
shipped a fine Berkshire hog Fri-
day to Trustee W A Polk for the
Odd Fellows Orphan Home at
Corsicami. Col Aaron Coffee is
proprietor and W T Barnes man-
ager ol Deer Lick Hog Ranch,
which is located five miles east of
Prominent Nog Raiser.
H E Singleton, a prominent
hog raiser'of McKinney, is io the
city this afternoon visiting with
parties interested in swine breed-
ing. Tomorrow, accompanied by
John S Kerr and Hon RE Smith,
he will lecture at Lannius upon
hog growing.—Sherman Register.
Planting Fall Potatoes.
Denison, Tex, July 30. Far-
mers are purchasing large quanti-
ties of seed potatoes and plant-
ing for fall crops has commenced.
It is predicted that there will be
a larger acreage than usual plant-
ed in fall potatoes.
Moved to Frisco.
The family of W T Brooke
moved to Frisco where Mr
Brooke has charge of tho Frisco
National Bank. Their many
friend* here regret to see them
J. C. Rhea Improving. , .
It will be gratifyioff news to the
many friends of jrC Rhea tp learn
that he is rapidly improving i 1
health at Monntvale Spiin^s,
Held at the Court House Last Thursday. Business
Houses Closed. Very Large Attendance.
If McKinney Does Her Part Work will Begin in Sixty
Days and the Road will be Completed in
Eight Months. Telegram from
Interest in tho McKinney-Blue
Ridge-Bonham electric interur-
bau railway erystali/.ed in a
monster mass meeting at 2:301
o'clock Thursday afternoon in the
Court House which was attended
by 90 per cent of the business
men, merchants and clerks of the
city. In fact all the merchants
and bu&iness men of tho city with
three or four exceptions signed a
previous agreement to close their
respective stores and places of
J L White, chairman of a pre-
vious adjourned meeting, called
tho large audience to order. He
read a note from Eld ,1 M Mc-
Kinney proposing to give $1U0 as
evidence of his faith in the advan
tage of such a road. Mr White
also read the following telegram:
St Louis, Mo, July 28, 10:55 a 111.
J L White, McKinuey Tex.
Act for me in securing railroad
for McKiuney. Don't let the
road go by. Jesse Shain.
Mr Woodson addressed the
meeting. His talk was brief,
business like and to the point.
He said that McKinney must act
uow. If McKinney does her part
work will commence in 00 days
and the road will be completed in
The original bonus committee
consisting of Jesse Shain, T C
Goodner, J P Crouch, R T Seay,
T B Wilson, J L Lovejoy and R
L Waddill has been increased by
the following additions by wards:
Ward 1 —R L Waddill, chair-
man, C W Smith, J Perry Burma
J S Heard, Dr Joe W Largent,
Plummer Harris, and others.
Ward 2—P L White, chair-
man, L A Scott. F E Wilcox, H
A Finch, J L Franklin, E W
Kirkpatrick and others.
Ward 3—T C Goodner, chair-
man, R C Merrett, Dr Jas A
Caldwell, D F Gerrish. Dr A T
Bryant, Dr F M Thompson, J T
Webb, Capt J H Bingham, aud
Ward 4—R Rambo, chairman,
W II Bertrand, Jno Cnurch, S T
Hammond, W D Goostreo, Dr II
L Pearson, Sam Cole, and others.
J W St Clair,Blue Ridge,repre-
sented that enterprising village.
He said they had raised $5000
and secured ten miles of right of
way. Dr W T Dunn repre-
sented Altoga. lie wanted
the road to include Ardath
and Altoga on its route. They
will pledge the necessary right-of
-way and help buy some one
else's right-of-way. Mayor J L
Doggett next spoke. He had no
doubt about the road being built.
Capt W L Boyd made an encour-
Upon motion it was voted to
raise money bonus of 2 per cent
on assessed valuation ($1,900,-
The greatest hindrance to Mc-
Kinney's part of the enterprise
is in securing the right of
way, as the majority of the
farmers through whose laud the
survey has been made are either
unreasonable 10 their prices for
land, or do not want the road to,
cross their premises at all.
Chairmen Lawrence Waddill of
Ward 1, P L White, Ward 2;
Judge T C Goodner, Ward 3 and
R Rambo of Ward 4 are meeting
with plenty - of encouragement
ia their canvas for the rail-
road bonus. In rare instances
only are they met with refusal
from a citizen to donate two per
cent of his assessed city valuation.
The monev bonus seems to be in
sight. Securing the right-of-
way pri seuts the only obstacle.
Dr J W Largent, John Churen,
II A Finch, Dr Finch, N A Bur-
ton and Mr Vermillion are the
only land owners along the pre-
liminary survey to Sister (trove
who will consent to give the
right of way. The others will
neither give nor set a price on
the privilege of passing through
land, so the tight of way com-
mittee report4*. This is the only
spirit of the kind exhibited any-
where along the line and will
probably result in the road going
by Ardath and Altoga. If the
citizens of those places succeed in
getting the right of way they will
get the road, as their public spirit
in favor of the enterprise is in
marked contrast to that exhibit-
ed by the laud owners on the pre-
The following resolution offer-
ed by Judge Goodner was adopt
cd uuder which plan tho effort to
raise the bonus is proceeding:
Resolved by the citizens of Mc-
Kinney in mass meeting assem-
bled, that far the purpose of rais-
ing tho bonus of $20,000 to tho
Bonham and McKinney Interur-
ban Railway, that donations from
tho residents amounting to two
per cent of renditions of all prop-
el ty 111 the city for the year 1903
would bo fair, just ami equitable,
and that all persons are earnestly
requested and urged to subscribe
The central committee appoint-
ed at Blue Ridge July 7 will meet
with the promoters of the road in
Sherman Tuesday to take final
Judge Goodner of the original
bonus committee, consisting of
Jesse Shain, J P Crouch, R T
Seay, T B Wilson, J L Lovejoy
and R L Waddill, anuouueed the
following additions by wards:
Ward 1—Lawrence waddill,
chairman; Burl Massie, c w smith,
.1 i mirrus, .1 s Heard; s r> Heard,
Fred Emerson, .1 w Largent, v m
mil, a n Mayes, iienry Lewis,
plummer Harris, c p neard, .1 d
stiff, w 11 suns, nr provine, wm
puruell, s 11 Graham, w p suttle, 1
k Keeves, h o smith, or nick
Houston, j w pureed, .1 l Lovejoy,
B f Boydstun, Dr J c Krwin, J 11
walton, jno w Hamilton, s j 11
plemmons, j u Forbes, cliff Em-
eison, f a Rosser, w a stuckey, u
l Bush, w t cox, h m parvin,
james Merritt, m h Byrne, c k
saigling, wuis warden, .100 Mont-
gomery, l a sears, w m shirley, w
k Hucker, j b Foy, o k strother, o
w fox, s o scott, oeo wilcox, m 11
uarnett, j p nurrus, w b Harrison,
T M MCDOOald, w k Hill, w m
nvnds, John mil, d c Hill,nr., h l
Davis, j c Rhea, lien Estes, w c
Robinson, l m Talkington, f m
oriflin, 11 k Throckmorton, r n
Adams, o it Adams, o ooodin,wes-
|ey Goodin, r l Ray, m t Jones, j
p Nonney, j r Brown, Rich ird Al-
len,' rm Board, wil^iam Allen,
o m waddill, l w grouch, j c
Moore, f m warden, w c Jones, m
u Abernathy, o k Abernathy, r d
nrwin, Mccarty Moore, a t. Ander-
son, w n oriflin, t c perry s weis-
man, Henry white, j l white, Har-
ry white, 'nowell e smith, k k
uristol, ike oriifin, Charlie Kbner,
wick oraves, aam fox,, d w
o'ftrien, l l Kiliott, w h Love, j d
boss, joe ware, c w smith, f o
Jones, Mate uarnett, ike Talking-
ton, Tom shumate, prof Millar, w
LTsrbrough, r c Thompson, *
Frank amith, w h stout, o b Apple,
boss Apple, l w May-
hew, John Bristol, k a mlger,
acotty Forsythe, kIi Morton, l c
cliftou, k it stiff, dint stiff, .1 1.
oreer, j h Ball, veruie oraves, u p
clardy, w l) oates, b 11 oatos, t h
Jackson, w k Ditto, 1 i< nillow, a
o chandler, j l Todd, price stiff,
uugh Kistler, w l Nelson, Wallace
iiughston, oeo p Brown, k nin-
man. will Richardson, Frank Hib-
bitts, claude wilmeth, or Met/., j
m Muse, oscar ooddard, Hugh mc-
clellan, j 11 Jenkins, oweu
Loddy. s k Mcchesney, j f Dan-
iels, s white, Roy Largent, Si-
las walker, prof Hill, .1 11 Faulk-
ner, w o Forsytho, oeo Ingram,
bud Newman, 11 j Newman, n a
Burton. i r Diury, Nelse orishaui.
Ward 2—p l white, chairman;
Jesse shain, t j cloyd, t w wrley,
w a Kendall, w b Nowsome, w m
Abernathy, j w names, L a scott.
w 1. Boyd, .1 e Largent .1
r oough, j k wiley, .1 d page, it k
chambers, f e wilcox, r m </useen.
berry, w i> Davis, 11 a Finch, j h
parker. j c saunders, j m morten,
j l Franklin, u n Davis, j 1* orif-
fin. it I) Kitchings, .1 8 nowell, e w
Kirkpatrick, w .1 nigains, Dock
nill, .ir, o j Barlow, .1 w persohn,
w n ltenge, a e Buck, j 11 Fergu-
son, w t Largent, joo n Rogers, f
Emerson, it 1, Hunter, w f pierce,
a ciaus, j o MCKinney, t f Man-
gum, .mo m McKinney, o r smith,
Jim Parker, Roy Kirkpatrick, a b
Ma' hew, w it Abernathy, .ino t
Nale, v o Marshall, Tom Foster,
Armp mil, Reilly craves, .1 j
Thompson, it e carpenter, Lewis
Moore, oeo MCKinnoy, d m venus, j
w c oerrish, m e oerrish, i: b nog-
gett, t 11 Thompson, Titus ueene,
j a oarrison.
Ward 3—r o ooodner, chair-
man; John p crouch, it t seay, .1 m
pearson. k c Merritt, j a caldwell,!
John c cooke, o m oneal, a l tier- '
rish, d k Neathery, Dr e l iturtou,!
jas Field, a u Eller, r 11 coleman,!
Avery Dowel I, Fred nurnitt, it f
dowoII, d f oerrish, t m Beverly,'
John Johnson, w a Rhea, jas wat- i
ers, l j Truett, .1 n cox, jauios
Faircs, r j Melton, a t nryant,
John 11 Bingham, j t couch, Jas
0 Fitzhugh, Robert wiseman, a o
Mallow, n a Bomar, .1 m Andrews,
joo Dulaney, Jesse Atkinson, Ed
ltomar, f m Thompson, w a ..Hol-
der, oiles MCKinney, j Mwilcox, j
t webb, s p coffey, w t Moore, w
j Johnson, er nail, James Taylor,
/, t chambers, w c Allen, o j s
walker, jas w webb, j it Padgett,
or e e King, s Fitzhugh, sam Mas-
sie. s d Dohoney. t m wilson, w a
straughan, charlie Russell, oeo
Russell, John iturrage, oeo m wil-
son, Wallace wilson, 11 e o Furr,
waiter it wilson, Dallas sparlin.
1 red urannon, claude itrannon,
oscar itrannon, prof z a c Harris,
.1 w MCEhvain.
Ward I—it Rambo, chairman; t
c Andrews, vancy Powell, w 11
ncrtrand, 8 t Hammond, t b wil-
son, sam cole, johh church, rdo-
Armond, s 11 Abbott, m l Phillips,
.1 l Doggett, Torn w Perkins, o H
oowlen, waller Keen, ucne Martin,
t t Emerson, nenry s Foote, Dr
Kirkpatrick, satn cotner, w d
ooo-tree, itobt l ooo^tree, Aaron
(Htffey. c n Ma lone, 1, a Fulsom, .1
d Armstrong, t j Nale, h e smith,
11 11 stephens, sell Hughes, j w ab-
bury, Dr 11 l Pearson, w it Kindle,
j it Rboden, oeo sulhvan, j Day,
will shiploy. joe Leonard, Rev b L
Rieves, oscar e smith, r c Knott.
capt Boyd, chairman of the
right of way committee, has add-
ed the followin g names: w a
strauiihan, 11 c pope, Newt ltomar
or Houston, j r nrowo. jpa Wal-
lace, t m wilson, or pardue. o o
cate, Ben Kates, p it Bomar, w a
Ardath—w n strode Miles Wil-
liams, d n Nunn.
Altoga—.1 .1 wilson, or s j
Dobbs, or w t Dunn, w whitsom,
.1 w parley, j a Moteland, t s
Moreland, Allen Mantooth, w Man-
tooth, l it collins, w 11'Dunn, pry-
fir Moreland, John watkins, Torn
Airhart, w 11 vance, 11 t vance, j
w oeiTin, s « Henderson, l Cam-
eron, j w cowen, John Mosey, e<1
S. Quesenberry Died at 11:45
i wis he an
Funeral to Take Place at 9:10 a.
m. Under Auspices of
I O O F Lodge.
Stanley Quesenberry for twenty-
seven years station agent for the
Houston & Texas Central Rail-
road in McKinney, died .-uddenly
Thursday from heart failure, at
his home on west Tucker street.
He had been unable Vo attend to
the duties of his of lice since last
Saturday, but his condition was
Residence Lot Sold.
Mrs R C White through hor
agent', Jenkins & McClellan,
Friday sold a valuable lot on
the corner of Heard ami Sher-
man streets to Walter Keen who
will move his residence onto it
and make it his home. We un-
derstand Mr Keen will commence
moving his residence at once.
thought to be greatly improved
as on Thursday afternoon he was
up for awhile and walked around
his room. He rested well during
the fore part of the night and
there was no warniug of his sud-
den demise untW about 11:45
o'clock Mis Quesenberry heard a
struggle and.on reaching his bed-
side she discovered that life was
The announcement of his death
Friday morning was a great shock
and cast a deep gloom over the
entire city, for 110 man who ever
lived here was held in higher es-
teem and had more friends than
Ho came to McKinney and
served several years as clerk in
I tho II iM T C station, and on May
31, 1877, ho was appointed agent
which position he filled continu-
ously up to the time of his death
1 and was tho oldest agent in con-
tinuous length of service iu the
employ of tlie road. During the
many years of his identity with
the buisiness and traveling public
I10 was always kind and courte-
ous, and never too busy to an-
swer questions. Ho was a man
of great energy and always at his
post of duty. He was quiet and
unassuming in momer, though
affable and a splendid conversa-
tionalist, aud always posted on
the current events of the day.
Mr Quesenberry was born in
Fayettville. Arkansas, Feb 3,
1849, and was fifty-five years, live
months and twenty-five days old.
He was ono of a family of five
children, two sisters surviving
him, Mrs Rose of Kansas City,
Mo, and Miss Bettic Quesenberry
of Neosho, Mo. He was married
to Miss Ella Bongo Feb lti, 1875.
To them wore born three children
as follows: Maude, who died at
the age of seven years; Miss Stan-
ley and Bongo Quesenberry. The
latter was in Waxahachie at the
time of his father's death and ar-
rived home Friday morning.
The funeral of S. Quesenberrv
took place Saturday at 9:30
o'clock. Services were held at
tho residence by Rev George L
Bush, after which the body was
taken in charge by the members
of Empire Lodge No ( 8, I O O F,
and escort«d to Pecan Grove cem-
etery, followed by a long proces-
sion of sorrowing relatives and
friends. The impressive burial
ceremony of the lodge was con-
ducted at tho grave. Many beau-
tiful floral offerings were placed
upon the tomb. Major L A Dat-
fiu of Ennis, division superin-
tendent of the H & T C railroad
A L Westbrook, of Ennie, pas-
senger conductor, and J L W yaxt
station agent at Piano, att«nde4
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