The Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 25, 1906 Page: 1 of 12
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91.OO PER YEAR.
McKlNNEV, COUJX (XII NTV, TK.VAN, TWRHDAY, OCTOIIKU U.-,, IIHMI
VOL. *1, NO. :iH.
AO ED COPY OF THK MrKINNKY CHANDLER & ARMSTRONG SOUS
DOES QREJT DAMAGE
HUT TEXAS CAMPAIGN A.0.CHANDLER TO CONTINUE
Plerw Political HtruRRln ftefoi* the
War Recalled—Contains E1«m-
The latest election returns are
usually the most Interesting, but our
old friend, A. S. Oraves, has the
tabulated result of an election hell
nearly half a century ago which do
not, by any raeaiiB, take a back
seat for the modern contest at. the
polls when It comes to attracting
and holding the attention of thoRe
to whom It Is shown, especially
-among our older citizens. The ta-
ble referred to was published In the
old McKlnney Messenger. J. YV.
Thomas editor, In 1859. It gives the
result by counties of the Stale elec-
tion held that year. Houston and
Runnels were the opposing guber-
natorlal candidates. In the previ-
ous election Runnels had defeated
Houston, but In this one of 1850,
Houston triumphed over Gov. Run-
nels by a total vote of 3(1,088 to
27,722. Bexar polled the hirgest
vote, 17G1, of any county In the
State with Washington, with isr 2,
her closest second. Collin was then
among the bin counties, but muster-
ed only 1183 votes whereas she can
now poll about ten times that num-
ber. Sain Houston was given 219
majority by Collin. Dallas county
polled n Iota! of 97 1 for both candi-
dates, Denton 692, Grayson 10G8,
Hunt Si:; and Fannin 1183. Hous-
ton also curried ail these counties.
Clark defeated Lubbuck for lieuten-
Vnt. governor by the narrow major-
Ity of COO In the entire Slate. John
H. Reagan w.is overwhelmingly
elected to congress over Ochiltree
who had only 3 votes to his credit
In Collin county. That election was
the eve of a momentous period in
the annals of Texan. Sam Houston,
the adopted child of the Cherokees,
the gallant Indian fighter under
Gen. .Jackson, congressman from
Tennessee, then that State's gover-
nor, hero of San Jacinto, first pres-
ident of the Republic of Texas, first
United States Senator from the
lione Star State, but who was defeat-
ed for governor two years before in
1867 by Runnels, was now again a
candidate for the office. Runnels
was no public speaker, but was rep-
resented on the hustings by able or-
ators. The hero of San Jacinto met
one of them, United Stntes Senator
Louis T. Wigfall, in debate In Mc-
Klnney. The debate took place in
the new home of the late Dr. O. A.
Footc, the largest building then In
the town. It was a notable day for
McKlnney and brought many people
to the then frontier town from over
a wide scope of country. As stated
above, Houston triumphed, but after
the secession of Texas was deposed
because he would not take the oath
of allegiance to the Confederacy.
Lubbuck, who was defeated for lieu-
tenant governor In that election,
was later chosen governor. Reagan
who was so overwhelmingly chosen
to congress, later served as Post-
master General of the Confederacy,
and after the war lived for nearly
forty years, serving his 8late with
/notable distinction In the halls of
National congress or in other capac-
ities, winning for himself the affec-
tionate title of his constituents as
"The Grand Old Commoner." Mr.
Thomas, editor of the old McKlnney
Messenger, Is still living and resides
In McKlnney. Mr. Oraves. who pre-
served the clipping from the Messen-
ger, then n mere lad. is now getting
well along In years. Most nil of
the participants In that fierce battle
of ballots have long since passed to
their reward and few remain nmong
us to tell of Its exciting Incidents,
Issues or healed discussions.
Will Conduct ItuAijicNM at Same
Stand—Mr. Armstrong (Joes
An Important business change
Is to take place in this city on the
first of Jauunry, at which time the
well known and popular ladles' fur-
nishing goods establishment of
Chandler it Armstrong will be dis-
solved, Mr. A. O. Chandler assum-
ing entire charge and control of the
business, which will be continued by
him at the same stand with the same
Hue of merchandise.
In order to take advantage of a
business opportunity in Dallas, Mr.
Armstrong of the firm, left for that
city with his wife Friday and will
make thut. city their Home. Mr.
Armstrong has been a resident of
McKlnney for the past seven years
and has been ssoeiated with this
establishment from it beginning live
yeurs ago. The firm has enjoyed a
splendid trade and Its name has been
synonomous with high class goods
and fair deaMng. Mr. and Mrs.
Armstrong will be followed to Hal-
las by the best wishes of hundreds
of friends throughout this city and
Mr. A. G. Chandler who will con-
tinue the business, was born and
reared in Collin county, being a son
of "Uncle" A1 f Chandler, who re-
sides three miles northwest of town,
and began in the dry goods business
here as salesman, on the north side
of the square, in 18S3, having al-
ways been on the same side, near
his present location. He is an excel-
lent business than and under bis
able management the business will
continue to grow and prosper.
St. Augustine, Fla., Oct. 19—Fre-
quent messages have been received
at the wireless telegraph station
here giving the progress of a severe
hurricane which swept from Cuba
the lower coast of Florida.
At morning the storm was report-
ed In the vicinity of Havana, doing
great damage there, but details are
Later the storm reached Key West
blowing down small houses and
trees, being particularly severe a-
long the water front. As the day
wore on, the storm reached Jupiter
where It is stated, the wind blew
seventy-five miles an hour.
* * * •
Damage on Out*!.
Miami, Fla., Oct. 19.— It Is fear-
ed great damage was done along
the Atlantic coast as far north as
South Carolina by the hurricane,
which also swept Cuba.
Details of the devastation be-
lieved to have been wrought in Cuba
are lacking, as cable communication
It is known the American soialers
were forced to abandon Camp Col-
li in bin
The Havana storm extends form
Miami, Fla., to Charleston, moving
northeast. Warships were warned
that navigation would be danger-
* • • • «
Miami Heavy Sufferer.
Fort Fierce, Florida, Oct. 19.—
The conductor on a train just In
form Miami reports terrible destruc-
tion there by the hurricane today.
Fully 100 houses wee blown down
and there Is a demoralized condition
The handsome Episcopal and Me-
thodist churches were both blown
down. The concrete Jail was lean-
ing. with danger of turning over,
and the prisoners had to be removed.
The «ar sheds are down and the
top was blown off the Peninsula &
Occidental steamer sheds.
A two-story brick building, occu-
pied as ,t saloon, collapsed.
Washington, Oct. 19. -The tro-
pical hurricane which swept over
Cuba,, breaking cable communica-
tion, and passed off she southern
and eastern coast of Florida cutting
off communication south of Jackson-
\ilil and floodinc various places In
its course, is now apparently safely
away from land.
IN COUNTY COURT.
ed by Jury.
In the case of the State vs. Jim
Taylor, charged with aggravated as-
sault. tried In county court, the- ju-
ry returned a verdict of guilty Fri-
day and aseesstd a fine of
$200 and sixty days in jail. This is
one of the heaviest fines and senten-
ces ever assessed in the county
court here. The jury was discharged
for the week Friday afternoon.
MAY DISCHARGE NEGROES.
Soldiers Who Caused bp' Must
llevenl the Guilty.
Washington, Oct. IS.—it is believ-
ed President Roosevelt has threat-
ened to adopt tyerolc measures to
compel members of thee olored bat-
talion which recently created such
trouble at Brownsvtlle, Texas, that
they had to be transferred to di-
vulge the Identity of the men who
participated In outrngea at that
It is stated on reliable authority
that the President has sent an order
to Brig. Gen. Garlington directing
that the Twenty-Fifth Infantry be
Informed that If the men foiming
the battalion guilty of the outrages
do not make known the names of
their guilty comrades the entire bat-
talion will be dishonorably di«ehurg-
ed from the service.
There Is some question as to
whether the- President, although he
Is commander In chief of the army.
haR the authority to dishonorably
discharge an entire organization, but
the threat, If It has been made, will
probably prove effective. It Is said
that his order to Gen. Garlington di-
rected that the men of the battalion
be given until next Monday in which
to produce their guilty comrades. It
Is not possible to verify the report
that such order has been rent, but
It seems probable.
FINE MARE DEAD.
Tuck Hill Once itcfu.cd Offer of
$5000 for Her.
"Lady Pendleton," the
mare belonging to Tuck
Thursday night at the age
two years. She had been
racer In her day, holding
of 2:10 1-4, and Mr. Hill,
owned her ever since she
than four years old, once
an offer of $5000 for her.
Grand Jury Summons for Murphy.
New York, Oct, 19.—Charles F.
Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall,
was late yesterday served with a
subpoena to appear before the grand
Jury In a John Doe proceeding to
testify ns to a statement made by
him during the day in reference to
money demanded by managers of the
SAM JONES' FUNERAL.
Impressive Services Held in Taberna-
cle at Cai-tersvllle.
Cartersville, Ga., Oct. 19. In
the presence of a large congregation
Impressive funeral services were
held yesterday afternoon over the
remains of Rev. Sam P. Jones, the
evangelist, in the Sam Jones taber-
nacle here. Bishop C. M. Galloway
of Mississippi presided and was as-
sisted by many prominent minis-
The body was taken to Atlanta
ibis morning. It will lie in state in
the state capitol until this afternoon
when it will be place in a receiving
vault to await the completion of the
Jones family vault here.
Jo-e|>h Ruckcr ami Miss Maude Gil-
lespie of DuIIum.
MI ST SERVE t'OliOltS.
Premier Stoiypin of Russia Makes
RACK FROM BOSTON.
SLASHED WITH KNIFE.
Serious Fight in Dallas Over Politi-
Dallas, Oct. 19.—In a fight near
iW fair grounds last night over the
senatorial agitation H .R. Odon had
his throat cut and was terribly
■lathed about the head and neck
by a dairyman, who escaped to the
Odon in talking of Senator Bailey
la said to have made a very derogato-
ry remark. It was resented, with
the resulta atated.
Oden la In the city hospital In a
critical condition. The other nan
MM sot Dhb arreated.
Miss Susie liCfhly Returns After
Stay nt the Conservatory.
St Petersburg. Oct. 19.—Premier
Stoiypin has sent a circular to the
provincial governors. instructing
them to announce to the Inhabitants
of their districts that all conscripts
refusing to serve with the colors
will be tried by drumhead court-mar-
Verdict of Not Guilty.
invitations have been received
here announcing the approaching
marriage of Mr. Joseph Rucker and
Miss Maude Gillespie, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Gillespie of Dal-
las, at the Trinity Methodist
church, Dallas, Thursday evening.
November I, at 8:30 o'clock. The
groom-to-be is a brother of Dr. \V.
E. Rucker of this city, and formerly
resided here, where he has many
friends. His bride is one of Dallas'
most popular young ladies and a
musician of rare talent. May happi-
ness ever attend them.
China's Big Newspaper.
The largest newspaper in the
world is published in China. Each
sheet of this gignntic newspaper is
as large as a barn door. When the
owners decided to modernize their
publication by substituting smaller
pages, the subscribers protested so
stoutly that the innovation had to
be abandoned. The readers' ob-
jection to the contemplated change
was because the new form was not
so convenient for wrapping bundles,
and did not cover so much surface
when spread out on the floor to sleep
Miss Susie Leddy has arrived home
from Boston, where she has been
spending nearly five months past,
having been studying with the teach-
ers In the New England Conserva-
tory. She has take n thorough
course In piano technic and a special
course for teachers In the most ap-
proved methods of teaching. Miss
Leddy is recognized as an Instructor
of unusaul ability and is now better
than ever qualified In her profes-
The jury in the case of the Stale
vs. Charlie Brown, charged with
the use of abusive language, tried
In county court, returned a verdict
Friday, finding the defendant not
CIRCI S EMPLOYES WED.
Four of Hingling'* Show
Married at Temple.
Member Board of Directors.
In the list of directors elected by
the McKlnney Hunting and Fishing
Club at Its recent meeting, the
name of Dr. E. L. Burton should
have nppeared, hlR name having
been written with the others in the
I write-up of the meeting, but Inad-
vertantly omitted from the type.
Dr. Burton received tho second
highest number of votes cast for dl-
Temple, Texas, Oct. 18. Four of
| the Rlngllng Brothers' circus em-
ployes here concluded that a wedded
state was pr-ferahle to single bless-
! edncRs, and accordingly paid a visit
to Justice of the Peace John L.
Ward, who accommodatingly tied the
knot which made two of the four.
The happy parties were Peter Wil-
liams and Miss Rebecca Jackson and
Ben Nowett and Miss Mary Daven-
port, musicians and high wire art-
Prof. T. S. Baldwin, late of San
Francisco, Is In the city, visiting his
mother. Mrs. Smith, and other rela-
tive* at the residence of Charles
Bush. Mr. Baldwin la accompanied
by little Miaaes May and Rubla
Smith of Sherman.
Bank Change at Greenville.
Greenville, Texas, Oct. IS.—At a
meeting of the directors of the First
National bank Sam B. Brooks, assist-
ant cashier of the bank, was elected
cashier to fill the vacancy caused
by the resignation of E. YV. Harri-
son. who resigned to accept the vice
presidency of the Commercial Na-
"It Knocks (lie Itch."
It may not cure all your Ills, but
it does cure one of the worst. It
cures any form of Itch ever known —
no matter what it Is called, where
the sensation is "itch." it knocks it.
Eczema, Ringworm and all ihe rest
nre relieved at once and cured by-
one box. It's guaranteed, and it's
name Is Hunt's Cure.
Ed Klrkland, Andrew Norrls and
Misses Pearl and Donna Simmons of
Bols d'arc are attending the Dallas
Mrs. L. E. Dye, of Plalnview, who
has been visiting her cousin, J. P.
Crouch, and wife, and Mra. V. M.
Kaan, returned home today.
MEETING AT COURT HOUSE SAT-
TO GET OUT FULL VOTE
All Nominees to Take Part in the
I 'Mmpa ign—Meet ing Well
In response to the call of Chair-
man J. L. Franklin, a well attended
meeting of the Collin County Demo-
cratic Executive Committee was held
at the court house Saturday evening
for the purpose of discussing plans
for securing the full Democratic
vote at the general election, Novem-
ber ti, and to discuss other matters
pertaining to the welfare of the
;>arty in Collin county.
Chairman Franklin presided over
ihe meeting and the secretary, Hon.
H. L. Davis, was at the desk. Sev-
eral boxes in ihe county not having
elected chairmen, appointemnts were
made by Chairman Franklin as pro-
vided for by the Terrell election law.
Secretary Davis read the three pro-
posed constitutional amendements
and called attention to the difference
between them and the existing law.
A number of speeches were made
both on the amendments .nd plans
for awakening greater interest and
getting out a lull Democratic vote.
Lone Christie of Allen was of the
opinion that the Democratic newspa-
pers of the county could do a great
work in this respect, and it was
urged that all the nominees partic-
ipate in Ihe county campaign to be
opened at Allen Monday night and
continue to speak throughout the
campaign. All Democrats are urg-
ed to go to the polls to thai the
county's representation in the differ-
ent conventions of the party may be
J. J. lie-yett of Mclissp Sells JHs
.J, J. Beyett, the efficient postmast-
er of Melissa, lias sold his property,
consisting of five business lots and
postofficc building, to C. M. Rucker
of that place. Consideration $1,000.
Mr. Beyett has resigned his position
as postmaster, and a petition Is being
circulated for Mr. Rucker to succeed
him. Melissa is losing a very amia-
blea nd courteous postmaster, who
is esteemed by all who know him,
but Mr. Rucker is an excellent gen-
tleman who would fill the place va-
cated by Mr. Beyett, with credit to
himself and patrons.
CHANGE IN BUSINESS.
F. F. Christie Buys Out Interest of
A change in McKlnney business
circles took place Saturday, F. F.
Christie purchased the Interest of his
partner, Oil Stiff, in the firm of
Stiff & ("•istie, and will continue
the grocer store at the same stand
on West Virginia Btreet. Mr. Stiff
has not decided In what business he
will engage. Mr. Christie, who will
continue the business, is one of Col-
lin county's best young men, of ex-
cellent business qualifications and
years' experience in the grocery line.
Under Ills management the business
will doubtless grow and prosper in
a greater degree than ever.
COUNTY It. F. D. CARRIERS.
President Rogers Home From Na-
tional Association Meeting.
Will II. Rogers and Hunk Hand,
R. F. D. carriers at Frisco, were In
McKlnney Saturday enroute to Farm
ersvllle to attend a meeting of tho
Collin County RFI) Carrlxrs' As so
(iHtion, of which Mr. ftogers is
president. Mr. Rogers, who Is also
vhe president of the Texas State
Vssoclation, had Just arrived home
from Peoria. 111., where he attended
the Nationnl Association as a dele-
gate from Texas.
NEW YORK CENTRAL AND MAN-
PUBLIC OPINION BLAMEI
Counsel for Railroad and Trsflc
Manager Places Responsibility
New York, Oct. 18.—A verdict of
guilty of having granted rebates on
sugar shipments was returned by a
Jury in the 1'nited Slates Court here
yesterday against the New York
Central Railway Company and Fred-
erick L. Potneroy, the company's
general traffic manager. Sentence
was del rrcul until Friday to permit
the attorneys l'or Ihe defense to file
motions with the court.
In discussnlg the ve rdict of the
court, Austen G. Fox, counsel for
the def mlants, place the responsi-
bility lor the conviction of his cli-
ents upon public opinion.
"You can't defend rate rebat
case.t in the present state of public
opinion," he said.
The charge against the New York
Central and Potneroy was based up-
on indictments found by the United
Siaies grand jury after many months
of investigation. It was alleged
iInn the defendants entered into an
arrangement with the American Su-
gar Refining company whereby Ed-
gar K- Son of Detroit were favored
by a reduction of f> cents per hun-
dred pounds on sugar shipment*
from New York to Detroit from the
According to the provisions of the
Elk ins act under which the convlc-
lions were secured, Ihe maximum
penalty Is a fine of 920,000. As
both the New York Central and
Pomeroy are convicted by Ihe de-
cision of a jury on all of the six
counts charged in the indictment,
the total fine for each case can be
$ 1 20,000.
NEW TELEPHONE DIRECTORY.
Is Just Issued by the McKlnney Tel-
A new telephone directory hast
just been issued by the McKlnney
Telephone company. It is quite a
neat booklet, containing the names
of some six hundred subscribers, and
reflects much credit upon the com-
pany, und the office of O. M. God-
dard k. Son, which printed It. The
officers of the McKlnney Telephone
Company are as follows: 8. O.
Scott, president: J. E. Farnsworth.
Dallas, vice president; F. E. Bed-
low, Dallas, secretary; J. S. Heard,
treasurer. Miss Pauline Hughes la
manager of the McKlnney exchange,
which is new throughout, the com-
plete flashlight system having been
Installed less thnn a year ago, wheir
thousands of dollars were expended
by the company in the new equip-
ment of its office and the rebuilding
of Its lines. The result is the best
equipped telephone system of any
city of similar size in the State, and
a service unsurpassed by any.
WOMEN GATHER AT BOSTON.
Christian Temiteruiicr Union In Tri-
Boston, Mass,, Oct. 18.—From far
away Japan and Australia and from
more than fifty other countries In
both the Eastern and Western hem-
ispheres thousands of women inter-
ested in temperance reform have
come to this city to participate in
Ihe triennial world convention of the
Woman's Christian Temperance
Union, which i\as opened here*.
In addition to the business ses-
! sion workers from this country and
' abroad will deliver addresses.
In the absence of the president of
jthe world's union. Lady Henry Som-
erset, the presiding officer at the
business session will be Mrs. Lillian
Stevenson, president of the National
W. C. T. U. and vice president at
large of the world's body.
WHITES GROVE BOX SUPPER.
McKlnney Men Took Prominent Part
A box supper was given at White's
'Jrove Friday nlnht for benefit of
the Methodist cTiurctt and a goodly
sum was netted. Deputy Sheriff and
Mrs. L. A. Sears, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Burgess and Hon. John Church were
nmong the visitors from this city.
Mr. SearB auctioned off the boxes
and Hon John Church delivered an
Mrs. John K. Wilson of Prince-
ton. was here today and left this af-
ternoon for Dallas to attend the
fair, nfter which she will go to Am-
ariilo for a visit to relatives.
After Many Years
Have elapsed people write to say that
the cure8 which Hood's Sarsaparilbk
accomplished are lasting and complete-
No other medicine tuts such a record
of cures. No other medicine possesses
the great powor to purify and enrich
the blood and build op the system.
Hocd'S Pills cure all lirer Ilia, re-
constipation, assist digestion. wO«k.
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