The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 31, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 1, 1904 Page: 1 of 10
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McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY. TEXAS. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 1, 1904.
VOL. 21, NO. 31.
Prof Curtis of McKinney Being
Backed For Place.
1 IN 0[PARIM[N1
Of the General Qovermenl Caus-
ed by Death of fir.
Citizens Enjoying Shade of Tem-
ple of Justice.
Houston, Tex, Aug. 27—Prof
<*eo W Curtis of McKinney ami
of this city Jointly, one of the
ablest men scientifically, theo-
retically aad practically in the
Agricultural department of the
. general government is being
■ * pushed forward for honors in ihe
^department through appoiiitmout
to an assistant secretaryship .The
recent death of Hon J H Brigham
created a vacency in the Assistant
Secretaryship, and this vacancy
Mr Wilson is being urged to fill
by the naming of a Texas man.
Referring to the above, the
many friends of Prof Curtis in
McKinney, would be delighted to
see him receive the appointment
mentioned, lie is well -skilled
and thoroughly qualified and fit-
ted for the position. He was at
one time a professor in the agri-
cultural department of the A &
M College and of his own voli-
tion resigned the position to en-
ter other work. He has been
•connected with some of the best
banking and business institutions
in the State. He is a man of ex-
traordinary perception and ability.
Y Of OLD TIMES.
Uncle Andy Carter Talks of Old
Settlers Now Dead—Mar-
The court house surroundings
were quiet Thursday. The usual
number were gathered on the
east lawn enjoying the shade of
the Temple of Justice, while the
occupants of the latter were busy
with routine work. "
Uncle Andy Carter, the faith-
ful recorder of deeds, was at the
accustomed place and in bis us-
ual manner greeted the scribe
cheerfully. It has just been 18
years since he began work in the
court house and has been in con-
tinuous service up to the present.
He recalled the fact that since he
has resided on College Hill, five
old settlers, next door neighbors,
have passed away, namely:
Grandpa Hill, father of Tuck
Hill; Tom Boone, Geo Hern-
don, Joe Anderson and M H
Byrne. Thus it is observed old
faces are gradually disappearing
District Clerk Cox is busy pre-
paring for the convening of court
LETTER FROM MR WOODSON.
TEXAS STATE FAIR.
Waiting Return from Europe of
Announcement of Event Oct. 8 to
In another column is the 1904
announcement of the State Fair
•of Texas, Dallas, Oct. 8 to 16th.
Jt is impossible to have the expo-
sition buildings complete by that
date, but in lieu thereof, and in
connection with the Grand Order
of Kaliphs, they propose to en-
tertain all visitors to the Fair
Grounds with one of the Grand-
est Festivals of Mirth and Pleas-
ure ever before given in the
^Southwest. The spacious grounds
will be filled with every variety of
high class music and free attrac-
tion that money can buy. The
people of Collin county will turn
out and help continue the grand
institution for Texas.
TO COTTON RAISERS.
Rule Adopted by Cotton Buj ers
The principal cotton buyers
and shippers of North Texas have
adopted the following: Any bale
of cotton that weighs under 400
Eounds will be docked $2 per
ale. Anv bale under 350 pounds
accordingly. This was brought
nbout by the ginners putting up
cottou in square bales so light in
weight that they were unmerchan-
table. Ginners should take
warning and act accordingly.
Mr S B Howard, chairman of
the contract committee received
last evening the following letter
from Mr Woodson:
Chicago, Aug 22, 1904.
Mr S B Howard,
Bonham Wholesale Gro Co.,
Dear Sir: I wired you the oth-
er day that I htid been authorized
by Mr Richmond Levering to in-
form you that he would immedi-
• ately place the proposition, sub-
mitted me by the citizens of Bon-
ham, before his colleagues tor
their acceptance. Mr Winthrop
E Dwight, attorney for the com-
pany, is now on his way from
Europe to New York City, which
place he will reach on the 27th of
this month. It will be necessary
for Mr Leveling to await Mr
Dwight's return before giving
you a definite answer.
I cxpoct to have the pleasure of
personally delivering to you the
acceptance of the Company of
youi proposition within the next
ten i ays, and in any event not
later than two weeks
Trusting this will prove satis-
factory. I remain
Yours very truly,
•CORN SMELLER AT PRINCETON
The Doggett Grain Co. Put in
Two New Shelters
L\ The Doggett Grain Company
put in a corn sheller at
Princeton and placed M C Baum-
Lgarder in charge. Chelsa Crook-
liett takes Ml Baumgardner's place
at Prosper as manager of the ele-
vator. The Doggett Grain Co
have also put in a corn sheller at
BREATHE HEALINQ BALSAMS
Hyomei's Novel Way ot Curing
Catarrh—Smith Bros & Co
Guarantee a Cure.
HEAVY COTTON RECEIPTS
iear Two Hundred Loads Mark-
eted Here Saturday.
Something near two hundred
loads of seed cotton were mark-
eted here Saturday and about one
turn!led and fifty Friday. The
nice ranged from 8 70 to ft.72.
jiut cotton sold fur 10 40.
This novel treatment for ca-
tarrh consists of a hard rubber
inhaler of a size convenient to be
cariied m the vest pocket or
purse, a medicine dropper and a
bottle of Hyomei. By its use it
is possible to breathe while at
home or at work, air whrch is al-
most identical with that of the
mountains or health resorts where
the air is laden with healing and
health gi ving balsams.
No other medicine gives such
prompt relief as Hvomei in the
treatment of catarrh. The first
breath soothes and heals the irri-
tated air passages, and its regular
use for a few days or weeks will
cure the most stubborn cases.
Smith Bros & Co will sell a
Hyomei outfit with their personal
guarantee to refund the money if
it does not cure. You run no
risk whatever in buying Hyomei,
for your word decides the ques-
tion as to whether you pay for
the remedy or not.
Hi KM Y« Nni I
Boad of Trustees %lade Announce-
Made by Superintedent J. H. Hill.
The Three New
The board of trustees of the
city public schools announced Fri-
day that the schools would open
Monday, September 12. Follow-
ing is ttie assignment of teachers
made by Superintendent J H
E W Muse, principal, 10th ami
llth grades; Miss Kirkpatrick,
9th grade; Miss Pleuimons, 8th
grade; Mrs Beverly 7th grade;
Miss Wilson, tilh grade; Miss
Rodger*, 5th"gradc; Miss Dowell,
4th grade; Miss Houston, 3d
grade; Miss Kitching, 2nd grade;
Miss Erwin, first grade.
fikht ward school.
G P Gadberrv. principal, 5th
and 6th grades; M'«s Greer, 3rd
and 4th grades; Miss Lansdale,
1st and 2nd grades.
E S Doty, principal; Lillie
PURE APPLE CIDER
From Black Land Raised Apples
—Also Raises Plums, Etc.
A W McDonald, the origina-
tor of the famou" McDonald ber-
ry, aud wife, of Wylie, were the
guests of the lattei's brother. II
L Marriott, in this city Thursday.
Mr McDonald has perhaps the
largest bearing apple orchard in
Collin county, having had good,
ripe apples constantly since the
first of June. He has a cider
press and makes fresh cider for
iiis own use as well as for pure
apple vinegar. He also has a
number of pear trees, plums and
a vineyard. You can't make
Mr McDonald believe that the
black waxy soil won't grow fruit.
He knows better from experience.
Mr McDonald owns a good farm
anil home and is a generous dis-
penser of the old time southern
hospitality. The world would be
better if it possessed more such
WORK IS COMPLETED.
Water Hains Layed and Connec-
tion Made at Compress.
A* mentioned in the Democrat
several weeks ago the work of
laying mains and making connec-
tion tor a complete system of
water works at the compress and
cotton wharf was in progress,
and is now completed. A four
inch main has been run from the
city main on East Virginia street
to the north side of the compress
and this line connected at three
places by lines running east half
across the cotton wharf. Five
hydrants have been placed on the
wharf and two steamer hydrants
on the west side, thus giving pro-
tection to all portions of the
GOES TO WEST POINT.
Elklns FrankNn Receives Ap-
Congressmen C B Ran dell* has
appointed Elkins Franklin, son of
Mr and Mrs J L Franklin, to the
West Point Military School. El-
kins in a splendid young man of
bright intellect,-and we bespeak
for him a successful future.
W B Renfro Dead.
W B Renfro, aged 74 years,
died at his home east of McKinney
and was buried Wednesday at
Mrs Greenberry Adams, son
Peyton and daughter Bernice,
returned last Friday' from a
week's visit to friends in Celina.
Occupied by Gabe Beck and Own-
ed by Mrs Ada Stacy.
Mr Beck Had $joo Insurance and
Mrs Stacy $1000—Origin of
The residence owned by Mrs
Ada Stacy and occupied by Mr
and Mrs Gabe Beck, on Col-
lege Avenue, was destroyed
by fire Sunday uight. There was
no one at home. Mrs Beck had
been in Van Alstyne for several
days with her daughter. Mis For
est Board, who moved there last
week. She returned to McKin-
ney Sunday, but went to the
home of Sterling Coffey, where
she and Mr Beck were spending
the night. Their household goods
were all packed preparatory to
moving to another part of town,
which they tutended to do today
or tomorrow. The ilatnes were
discovered by neighbors abcut
8:80 o'clock, and the building
then seemed to be half consumed
and evidently the tiro had been
burning within for some time.
Owing to the advanced stage of
the tire the fire department was
only able to prevent the flames
from spreading to nearby resi-
dences. Mr Beck had $300 in-
surance on his household goods
and Mrs Stacy $1000 on the dwell-
ing. The origin of the fire is un-
FORGET YOUR STOMACH.
Summer Best Time to Cure Dys-
pepsia. Mi-o-na the One
Out'door life, fruit and berries
in plenty, light clothing, and a
change from the hearty diet of
winter, make the summer months
the best time of the whole year to
A Mi-o-na tablet taken after
each meal will sooth and heal the
inflamed stomach lining, aid in
assimilation and digestion; will
increase the vitality, and give
strength and tone to all the di-
gestive organs, so that you can
forget, your stomach. Mi-o-na is
the one remedy fcr the cure of
dyspepsia that is sold on an abso-
lute guarantee by Smith Bros. &
Co.. to refund the money in case
it does not cure.
If after you have used Mi-on-a
for a month, you do not feel satis-
fied that it has done all you ex-
pected take back the empty boxes
j each box contains two weeks'
treatment] to Smith Bros & Co.
and they will refund your money
without question. Tho risk is nil
theirs and you are the sole judge
ni to whether tho remedy costs
you anything or not.
Fine Services Were Held Sun-
The revival meeting of the
First Baptist Church closed Sun-
day. Rev Pender, who was an-
nounced to at rive and aid in the
services, could not come owing to
cickness. Dr King, the pastor,
preached Saturday night and at
both services Sunday, which
were well attended and very prof-
itable. There were five access-
ions Sunday, making a total of
over thirty professions and four-
teen accessi ins. During the as-
sociational year, which will close
Septembev 1st, there have been
oue hundred secessions to the
church. On Wednesday night a
conference were held for the
purpose of electing messengers
to the Association, which meets
in Royse City, Tuesday, Septem-
Charged With Burglary.
Deputy Sheriff, Geo Eubanksr
returned from Anna Monday
afternoon, having in charge Chas
Hickson (col) charged with burg-
larising Shirley Bros* store Sun-
day morning. Hickson was lodg-
ed in Jail.
At Levy Place Occupied by A S
imp mm ii msi
Timely Effort of Mr Wheatley
and Neighbors Saved the
A serious fire was prevented
Sunday at the home of A S
Wheatiey on North Tennessee
street. A lamp sitting on a bu-
reau burned low and began to
flicker, and Mr Wheatley in en-
deavoring to turn tho wick up,
turned it down until the blaze got
inside of the globe. Seeing that
an explosion would occur and not
having time to reach the door
with the lamp Mr Wheatley
threw it into a closet and a heavy
quilt on top of it. The explosion
occurred and set fire to tho quilt
and a considerable amount of
winter clothing which was hang-
ing in the closet. He threw an-
another quilt iver the flames but
they continued to spread. By
this time several neighbors ran in
and aided him in extinguishing
the lire with water. Tho closet
beiut; ceiled with heavy timber is
the only thing that prevented the
flames from spreading to the
roof of the house.
An alarm was turned in
and tho fire company responded,
but tho blaze hail been put out.
In a few minutes aftrr this oc-
currence the home of Mr Beck
on College street caught lire and
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Occurred Friday Night at Home
Funeral Took Place Saturday
Rev George L Bush preached
at Princeton Saturday night and
Sunday morning, and it was de-
cided that owing to many cases of
sickness and cotton picking being
on hand, the meeting an-
nounced would be discontinued.
J II (Hanip) Ratton died at his
home four miles northwest of Me-
lissa Friday at 10 o'clock, af-
ter a several weeks' sickness of
slow fever, which terminated in
an abcess of tho liver. Mr Ratton
was about 4u years of ago, and
was born and raised, married and
roared a family right in the im-
mediate neighborhood where ho
died. Ho was a sou of tho late
Thomas Ratton, a brother of
Gov J W Th rockmorton's wife
and Mrs John M Kincaid. His
aged mother, Mrs Rebecca Rat-
ton, is still living. At au parly
ago ho was married to Miss Dixie
Strothor, a daughter of J H
Strother of Anna, and sister to
Deputy County Clerk G t Strotk-
er of this city. Three children
were born to them, one son, Dow-
ell, who is married, and two
daughters, Misses Leo and Lil-
lian. Mr Ratton was one of a
family of five children. His
brother, James Ratton, resides
near Anna, oue sister, Mrs Jno
Mallow, lives at Melissa, another
Mrs Jones at Clarendon, and the
other sister, Mrs John Moore, at
Durant, I T. He is a decendent
of Que of the oldest families in
Collin County, his father being
one of the pioneer settlers. Mc
Ratton was possessed of a gonial,
jovial disposition, and always had
a pleasant word for everybody."
Ho was held in high esteem by
his friends and neighbors and his
death occurring as it did in tho
midday of life will be universally
regretted. Tho funeral took
place Saturday at 4 o'clock,
the interment being made in Me-
For Samples of Fine Corn.
A move is on foot t<- offer in-
ducements to the farmers over
tho county to bring in samples of
fine corn for the purpose of send-
ing it to St Louis to pe placed in
the Agricultural Palace at tho
World's Fair. A more extended
notice will appear later.
Ji.n Woods, Colored Well Digger,
In Premature Explosion.
All the latest soda fountain
drinks at City Drug Store.
They're tho be-t.
Gunn's Antiseptic to
and fever. Pleasant
J T Hartman, Route 1, Far-
mersville, comes back to his first
love and will read the "Old Re-
liaole" (The Democrat) in the
future as in the days of yore.
D* S J Dohbs and little son, of
Altoga, wore welcome visitors at
The Democrat office. The Dr
renewed his subscription.
Mrs T P West who has been
visiting her father City Secretary
R F Dowell returned to her homo
at Oklahoma City this week.
Miss Sue Sullivan has resumed
her position as saleslady with
Chandler & Armstrong.
L R Matthews of Altoga, call-
ed at our office to leave cash for
The Democrat subscription. Ho
is a valued friend of our weekly.
J F Daniel will travel for a
Chicago shoo firm, Ho will con*
tinuc his business here.
Mi-s Mildred Crouch has gone
to Farniorsville lo visit her grand
father T L Lessen.
C T Tarvin, living east of
town, called around to leave some
cash and encouraging words for
The Democrat which ho has been
reading for several jears. He al-
so paid for the paper to bn bent
to hi* brother living near Merkel,
Tavlor county. Mr Tarvin's
father, J! H Tarvin, who lives at
Ti-uby, Jones county, is visiting
his son here. Mr Tarviq Sr is ah
old citiaen of the New Hope vic-
inity but went to Jones' county
for the benefit of hit health.
A seiious accident occurred
Thursday at 3:30 o'clock just
afterThe Democrat went to press
Jim Woods and Dave McMeans.
both colored, were digging a well
for Kuf Ja< k*on, another ncgr >,
living near the Collin County
Mill. Wood was in the well,
which was down 2i> feet, tamping
a blast preparatory to touching it
off. when the concussion caused
a premature explosion. Woods
was thrown upward with terrible
force by the explosion, sustaining
very serious injuries. He' was
quickly rescued from 1 lie well
and medical aid summoned. His
right leg was broken and it is
feared both eyes blown out. He
Little Mac Quiseuberry Hostess
at Party Given Them.
Mac Quisenberrv eutortained
about forty of her iitle friends
last evening from 5 to / o'clock
at the home of her parents Mr
and Mrs Rod Quisenberry, No 52
West Louisiana street. Misses
Bossio Hamilton and Lucy Lar-
gent were present to assist the
little hostess in entertaing b'
guests. Games and amusemer..
of various kinds were introduced.
Refreshments wore generously
served the happy children with
whom thoir popular little hostess
of the occasion is a prime favor-
ELD. FAULKNER TO RETURN.
Ha* Accepted Pastorate of Wy-
lile Christian Church.
Elder J B Faulkner of Man-
gum. O T, will move bacx to his
old home at Wylie, having accep-
ted the pastorate of the Chris-
tian church there. Elder Faulk-
ner'* great boat of friends in Col-
lin county wilf'give him and his
excellent family * warm welcome.
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Smith, J. Frank. The Democrat (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 31, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 1, 1904, newspaper, September 1, 1904; McKinney, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291853/m1/1/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.