The Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 29, 1906 Page: 1 of 12
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11.00 PKR YEAR.
MrKINNKY, COI.UN 1XHJXTV TKX.%8, TIHItSDAY, NOVEMBER I MM.
ferly Times Recalled
By Old Collin
VOL. !i , no. ia.
n going over the effects of his de-
ed father, J. \V. Thomas, a few
8 since, J. P. Thomas found many
old papers and other relics of an In-
tensely Interesting nature, which he
upd the whole family naturally
highly prize. Among the many pa-
pers found was a commission to Mr.
"XSiomas as postmaster at Clnrka-
Ville in 1850, signed by Nathan K.
Hall, who waa postmaster general
under Franklin Pierce, a commission
1a ued by the circuit court of the
United States as commissioner and
Supervisor of reconstruction in 1867,
•f the Northern district of Texas.
Both of the old papers are in an ex-
cellent state of preservation, the
writing being distinct and entirelV
Not the least interesting urtlclo
found were some paper fractional
currency of the United States, con-
sisting of paper 3. 5, 10 and 2 5 cent
nieces. Issued In ISoiJ.
The most in'orstlut; of all tho
papers, however, were two copies of
the old McKinney Messenger which
Mr. Thomas conducted during the
war, one having been printed on a
small job press, and the other being
printed on a small piece of brown
wrapping paper, such as is used iu !
wrapping meat, following a big lire
in which Mr. Thomas' printing office
was totally destroyed. The little ex-
tra gives a full account of the Are.
showing that Mr. Thomas possessed
newspaper enterprise In as great a
degree as he did the courage to
stand by his convictions, The paper,
southeast to the old wagonshop of
James Paris, and east to a small
frame house owned by D. M. Hook-
er, from which It extended to the
warehouse, then to the old store
house of Abe Hhine, and finally to
the residence of J. J. Harrison and
to the Messenger building at the
southeast corner of the square." The
Messenger then goes into detail con-
cerning the losirs by fire and
in a paragraph concerning its extra.
Hays: "Of course our friends will de-
sire to know how we managed to
print It. Where did you get Ink?
says one. "Made it." "Where did
you get your roller from?" asks a
typo, "when your glue was all
burned up and your mould all
blackened and roughened by the
fire?" "nought a few pounds of
glue, tebbed up the mould until we
thought It would do. piled It, cast
a roller, but couldn't draw It:
couldn'X even drive it out. Put the
mould on the fire, melted out the
composition, re-rubbed and re-oiled j
Fire in Morrow
Fire broke out In the Morrow
block a few minutes before 3 o'clock
p. m. Saturday, causing considerable
excitement on the square. The fire
department made a quick response
to the alarm, notwithstanding the
mud, and In a few moments two
lines of hoae were laid from the en-
gine at the hydrant on the north-
west corner of the square, to the
scene of the tire, which was found
to be in Dr. Burton's office, up-
stairs In (he southwest corner of
the building. The Are caught from
the flue between the ceiling and the
root' and soon the entire second
story of the building wbh filled with
The fireboya were soon at work
with axes cutting away the celling
iu Dr. Murton's office and bv the
plentiful use of water, succeeded In
confining the fire to the point at
which It originated. The office was
flooded, thee arpet*. wall paper and
much of the handsome furniture,
etc., being ruined. Dr. Burton suc-
ceeded in saving most of his valuable
surgical instruments and medical li-
brary, but as It Is hla loss will ex-
ceed 11000. The Iosh is covered by
insurance. For a time It seemed
that the fire would spread to the
offices of the McKtnney Telephone
Company, Aaron Coffey. 8. Wise-
man, R. D Krwin and W. C. Jones
on the same floor, but by good work
of the fireboys this was prevented.
The gents furnishing establish-
ment of Dick Allen and shoe store
of J. A. Waters down stairs were
damaged to some extent bv water.
DONATION TO FIREMEN.
roller." "Hut," asks a third, "how
did you manage about getting a
press?" "Improvised it l'or the oc-
I fusion. Nil desporaudutn."
The other copy Is da. *.1 Friday.
September 18. 18G::, an 1 is devoted
to accounts of the operations of the
different contending armies of the
North and South. There was also
found a note dated Nov; D, 1K01.
written by it. F. Boydstun of Rock-
Burton Shows His Appreciation
of Their Service*.
As a slight token of his apprecia-
tion of the prompt response and
good work on the part of the fire
boys on the occasion of the lire in
his office Saturday afternoon, Dr. E.
L. Burton today presented the fire
department a cash donation of $1".
Chief Johnny McKinney on behalf of
the department, expresses thanks to
Dr. Burton for his donation to the
fire boys' treasury. Dr. Burton
For Baby Show to be Held in Con-
nect ion With Poultry SIiom.
wall, who was the father of Ben
which Is dated Friday. April 1. 1864, , Boydstun, formerly of this < ity, but [states that he wishes to express his
states that the fire broke out in the now of Shreveport, l.u <• .iiing sincere thanks to the flreboys and all
building used as a poatofllce on 'tha, he enclosed fifty dollars in Con- others for their willingness shown
south side of the square the pre-; fpdenUe m fo]. h,mjjcir ani, in extinguishing the fire and re-
vlous Tuesday at about o clock in ; i,iW„ „.1V. ; moving his goods. He says that a
the morning, "and soon reached the
warehouse of I. D. Newsome, from script ion
which it extended west, to his large months.
storehouse, south to the jail house, out are exceedingly interesting
Chicago, Nov. 26.—Seven-year-old
iOdward Behringer, an orphan, was
prevented from becoming blind by an
operation, said to be the first of the
kind ever performed in the United
States, at the City Polyclinic Hos-
pital yesterday. A worm was slow-
ly eating Its way through the ball
of the eye and was removed.
The boy's home is on a truck farm
near Nlles, Mich. He had been in
the habit of eating radishes and oth-
er truck Just as It came from the
garden, and it is supposed one of
the radishes contained the baccllll
of a tapeworm, which In aome man-
ner lodged In his eye.
C1IINK TO WED DETROIT UIRL.
Reorganisation Rfftvtrd at the First
At a meeting held at the First
Christian church Sunday tbu Jtnrtor
Endeavor Society was reorganised.
The following officers were elected
l>0na Seott, president; Grace Hay-
hew, secretary; Peyton Adbma.
tmMrer; Tennie Strickland, organ-
ic. Tie Society will hold a basaar
Mm James Terry of Hugnnapurt.
Texas. Mrs. Dr. C. J. Oreen of Dn-
rant, I. T., and John O. Chambers,
also from Durant, are all ▼ letting
their brother, Joe Chambers who Is
-seriously 111 at the home of of their
other brother, R. E. Chambers In
this city. Dr. Oreen also arrived
last night from New Orleans where
he has been attending the medical
lecturoa to attend the bedsldo of his
(aeorge Yo Will Marry Lena Martin.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 20.--George
Yo, a wealthy Chinaman, one of the
proprietors of a fashionable restau-
rant In this city, and a member of
the firm of King Ling Yo. which
owns two restaurants in Chicago,
has fallen victim to the bright eye*
of a Detroit girl. Moreover, she is
a white girl of excellent family, be-
ing the daughter of former Alder-
Mrs. Lena Martin, mother of the
girl, admitted tonight that the wed-
ding Is to takep lace at the cloue of
the holidays. The Martin family
has raised strenuous objections to
the alliance, but the girl has remain-
ed firm In her alleglancc to her fi-
ance. To overcome in part the pa-
rental objection. Yo has consented to
Join the Catholic church, that being
the faith of the bride-elect.
revised estimate places his total loss
at $ 1 D70. He carried $2000 on his
entire office fixtures and instru-
ments. Only the timely discovery
of the flutnes and good work of the
fire ooys prevented great loss not j
only to Dr. Burton, but the other
offices on the same fioor and the
gents furnishing goods establish- j
H. 11. Singleton, one of the chief
promoters of and hardest workers in
behali' ol the Collin County Poultry
Show which is to be held here Fri-
day and Saturday, November 30 and
December 1, in the first story of the
McKinney opera house building, saw
a number of the business men of the
city Monday for the purpose of se-
curing premiums for the baby show
to be held in connection with the
event. As a result premiums will be
awarded as follows:
Prettiest girl baby—-First, gold
ring, Uhea At Scott; second, gold
front baby pins, Matthews Bros;
third, setting of Brown Leghorn
eggs. Mrs. Henry Baccus, Piano.
I lest developed boy baby— First,
silver knife, fork and spoon, I). Good
in; second, high chair, Sam Mussic
Furniture Company; third, setting
of Plymouth Rock eggs, J. G. Wil-
liams-, Whites Grove.
Finest pair (if twins -First, rwo
Location Selected for
County Poultry Show
The committee on arrangements
for the Collin County Poultry Show
to be held In this city November .10
and December 1, has selected the
first floor of the opera house build-
ing as the place for holding the
show. By the selection of this lo-
cation the show can be held regnrd-
the poultry and visitors will he ell
less of the weather conditions and
the poultry and visitors will be well
protected from the frowning ele-
ments, In ease the sun continues to
withhold Its g«-niul rays up to that
time. Admission to the snow and
coops for the exhibitors are to be
free and a large number of cash and
other premiums will be awarded to
the successful exhibitors. Exhibits
will he received from without as well
as within the county. The Associa-
tion has worked hard and nothing ia
btlngleftun donehrdltuuo shrdletmol
being left undoue to mrke the occa-
sion a complete success.
• • • • •
Baby Show a Feature.
A feature of the second day, De-
cember 1, at 2:30 p. m., will be a
baby show, under the direction of
that irrepressible and irresistible
baby show promoter, Col. Jim Dock-
First and second premiums will
be awarded as follows.
Prettiest girl babies under twelve
Best developed boy babies under
twelve months old.
Finest pairs of .wins under twelve
Texas Exclusive Hanford In
Express Train! "Julius Caesar"
The only exclusive express train No better evidence of the esteem
which is being run west of the Alls-, in which Mr. and Mrs. Charles B.
sissippi river has been started out of , Hanford are held by the peoplo
Houston for Denison by the Wells | of McKinney. as exponents of
Fargo Express company. This train I the legitimate drama, could
consists of five cars and carries noth- I have been given than the large rep-
lug but express matter, and runs resent at.I ve and cultured audl-
from Houston Denison, u distance | ence which braved the inclemency
of 238 miles. of (he weather to witness their pre-
sentation of "Julius Cuesur" at the
opera house Saturday night. The
"This train was found necessary
to handle the unusual heavy run of, , , ,,, ,,
business which exists in Texas at this I Pl"y '!', /,,I|U8 f*?nr , hu3 lu;en aP-
time." said W. H. Sims, local agent i ,>r0pl',ately caI,ed the
for the company In McKinney.
Thi special express train is made
up of a Houston and Austin car
which transfers at Hempstead, the
Houston-Waco car which transfers
nient of Dick Allen and shoe store
of J. A. Waters, downstairs.
Bell of Pennsylvania Accepts i
Call to First Christian
FOUND BEAD IN \ BARN.
C. C. Wheells of FUm Succumbs to
Arretted on Forgery Charge.
Deputy Sheriff Albert McAulay nnd
Constable W. A. Kerby have arrested
Solomon Russelk In the Fltzhugh
Mills community, on a charge of
forgery, and placed him In Jail here.
Newe wae received here Monday
that C. C. Wheel Is, one of Collin
county's most substantial cltlsens.
who owned a model farm aear Pike,
was found dead Friday in his
barn. The supposition is that he
died of heart disease, aa he had tong
suffered from it. Mr. Wheells was a
brother-in-law of Mrs. Win. Duncan
of this city and Mra. Duncan on re-
ceiving the newv of his sudden
death, left at once to bo with her
sister in her diatreas. Mr. Wheells
wan about fifty years of age and was
highly respected by all who knew
him. He is survived by his wife
and five children, as follows: Mrs.
Abble Cooper, Wichita Falls; Miss-
es Stella , Settle and Marguerite
Wheells, and a llttels on, Myrelll
Wheells. The funeral took
place Sunday morning nt 11 o'clock
under the auspices of the Pike 1. O.
O. F. lodge, of which he was a prom-
inent member. Interment at the
Dr. G. A. Faris, the well known
and popular editor of the Christian
Courier. Dallas, preached Sunday at
the First Christian church here and
announced the acceptance of Eld. J.
M. Bell of Pennsylvania to the call
from this church to its pastorate,
from which Eld. Geo. L. Bush re-
signed about two months ago to go
to Gainesville. Eld. Bell Is a native
of Kentucky und has served with
much success in largo cities of the
North, but Is desirous of coming to
Texas. He Is an able preacher and
will without, doubt serve the church
ably aud sealously. He will at once
move here with his family and enter
upon his duties.
f'lver cups, S. H. Abbott Ac Son; sec-
ond, two children's rockers, Crouch-
Mr. Singleton says that the pro-
inotors have been surprised at the i
Interest being taken in this feature
of the event, Inquiries having been I
received from other towns concern-)
ing it, and he wants to say on be-
haif of lite Association that, like the
poultry show, there will be no en-
trance fees and that it is open lo all
babies under twelve months of age
from without as well as within the
county. Col Jim Docklns will be
in charge of this department and his
ability and success as a baby show
promoter is too well known to re-
.11'DDK KVAN'H BI/K1KD.
Bad Served Waco and McLenaaa
(^ounty la Office.
Waco, Nov. 26.—The funeral of
Judge W. W. Brans, who died Satur-
day night, took place Sunday after-
noon at 3 o'clock and wsjh largely
The deceased was county Judge la
thle county from 1884 to 1888 and
made a very efficient oOcer. He
Barnes * Oorrlsh bought a load [ was city attorney of Waco four
of old fashioned white oak platted y*ara. serving only a short time to
Wagoa load Brought Bere aud At-
tracted Much Atteutiou.
baskets Saturday. They were made
by hand in Went Tennessee and
shipped In a carload lot to Whlte-
wrlght from which a wagon-load,
consisting of 200 baskets, were
brought over to McKinney and sold
as above stated. They were the old-
fashioned kind and are finding ready
sale, especially among the older
people who "used to feed out of >ne
like them" In the happy boyhood
days "back In the old states."
WII.L <JO TO NKW MEXICO.
Sherman Couple Weil Hen*.
Wifk of l*rayer.
A quiet wedding w.'i solemnized
In the parlor of the Wnde hotel late
Friday afternoon, thee ontractlng
parties being J. N. Bolton nnd Mrs.
This being the week of prayer of , r L. Langrldge of Dallas. The
tiic Woman's Foreign Mission Socl- ceremony was solemnized by Dr. E.
ety of the Methodist church, all r King In a most beautiful and
members of the Society nnd all la- j impressive manner. Soon after the
dies of the church are requested to words thnt made them one were
be present at the church every affer- spoken, the newly wedded pair
noon this week, at 3 o'clock. .boarded the 6:50 train for Dallas.
• : where they will reside. May they
Good for everything a salve Is "live happy ever after."
used for. DeWltt's Witch Hazel 1 * —
Salve. Oet DeWltt's. Sold bv R: Why pay more when you can buy
E. Brltol. the beat shoe* at Matthews.
Johnson and Son,
fill out the unexpired term of Hon.
Allan I). Sanford when the latter
was elected mayor.
Judge Evans had a paralytic
stroke several years ago and waa
never able to walk afterward. De-
spite this disability he continued to
practice law, und was quite tuicaeHs-
WILL KXPLAIN 8PHYSI.
York Minister's Solution to be
at Bremond; Houston-Fort Worth
car which transfers at Ennis; the ,
Houston-Dallas car which is cut out i
at Dallas., the remaining car running
alone to Denison. This train in op-
erated over the Houston Ai Texas
"This is the second exclusive ex-
press train that has ever been run in
Texas. Our company put on a spec-
ial vegetable train last summer, and
the results were so satisfactory that
when the forerunner of the holiday
business hegufl to come in this ser-
vice was inaugurated. It will only
be a matter of time until express
trains will be common in Texas.
"Last year our company thought
it had a record which would stand
for years, but this year the business
we have handled in Texas has ex-
ceeded the figures of last year by
about 25 per cent.
"The holiday business will contin-
ue from now until the first of the
year, and Christmas packages are
not the only things that are handled
by express companies during the sea-
son. Merchants are rushing goods
to their customers, others have
bought short and been compelled to
fill In with expresa orders. All the
express companies are busy, and
specie] express trains are not run
when paople have no money."
i propt lately called "the
drama of statesmanship ever writ-
ten." In it Shakespeare has given
jfuli scope to his transcendent genius
and it has ever proven an Inexhaust'
ible mine of wealth for all who de-
sire to gather its priceless treas-
ures. Mr. Hanford appeared as
Marc Antony, the devoted friend of
the mighty Caesar, whose Imperial
soul fearing not death, and crushed
only by Ingratitude, "entered the
realm of death as if he were but
changing kingdoms." In assuming
the role of the great Roman orator,
a character which depends not only
on personal grace, but great intelli-
gence and emotional depth, Mr.
Hanford was very strong, his dra-
matic power showing forth with es-
pecial brilliancy in the great scene
where Marc \ntony delivers the won-
derful oration over the dead body of
Caesar and stirs the populace to fu-
Juat aak your neighbor who buys
a£ Matthews how thry are pirated
We await their opinion—lew wtad
—but mora for your money.
Mr. John M. Cline as Calus Casal-
iis was exceptionally strong. Poa-
sessed of a splendid physique, pow-
erful voice, and a high degree of
dramatic talent, he played the par'
to perfection. '
Mr. Frank Hennlg as Marcus Bru-
tus, displayed great dramatic power,
while Miss Drofnab as Portia,
though appearing In the play but
once, won new laurels aa an emo-
tional actress. The supporting com-
pany is capable throughout and the
production proved an important dra-
While here Mr. aud Mra. Haufurd
were the guests of Mr. aad Ura.
Henry Warden, leaving Sunday af-
ternoon for Dallas.
H. Jt T. C. Nxcumiun RaCnt.
J. H. Johnson and soil, Burl, of
Chnmbllss (Stony Point)
The Democrat-Gazette and
Courler-Gnzette office to have us
print them some circulars announc-
ing a public auction which they will
give, Saturday Dec. I. to dispose of
their personal property. They hnve
homeateaded land In New Mexico
where they expect to move In the
"ear future. Mr. Johnson hns lived
out there for 35 years, part of the
time being In the mercantile busi-
ness. We regret to lose such wor-
thy citizens from our county.
Binghnmpton, N. Y., Nov. 20.—
llnrl to Rev. Br. J. W. Phillips of this city
has solved the riddle of the Sphvnx.
Dr. Phillips is said to be one of Its
best students of Egyptology in the
visited 1 country. From his extensive read-
Dally I ing on this subject he arrived nt j for the round tr"p to all points east
a conclusion for the existence of the and northeast. Dates or sale. Dec
Egyptian f.gure thnt has puzzled \ 20th. 21st and 22nd. Limit for re-
men for so many centuries. Some j turn thirty (30) days from date of
Sherman, Texas:. Account North
Texas Teachers AsHoclatlon meeting.
Rate of 91-30 for the round trip.
Date of sale, Nov. 2 9th and the
morning train of Nor. 30th. Limit
for return, Dec. 2nd.
Waco, Texas: Account annual
meeting of the Maannlc Grand Ix>dgo
Rate of 14.75 for the round trip.
Date of sale, Nov. 26th nnd again
Dec. 2nd and 3rd. Limit for retarn
Chicago, 111: Account Interna-
Monal Live Stock Expidltlon. Rate
of $27.45 for the round trip. Dates
of sale Dec. 1st to 4th, Inclusive.
Limit for return, Dec. 10th.
Holiday excursion rates, Decem-
ber rate of one and one third fares
NHW SOURCE OK PAPBB*
Cotton Stalks Said to be Valuable
Fer That PurpuNO.
PRICKLY ASH BITTERS c-.n be
depended on to cure the klt*r.ev«, «or
recta the urine, atrenghtens the
stomach and relieve* backache.
time ago he submitted his ideas to
the American Archeologlenl Society,
who In turn submitted them to some
of their rending Egyptologists of
Europe, from whose opinions the
archaeological society reaches the
conclusion thnt this theory Is Inge-
nious and probable.
Sunday Dr. Phillips received -ui
Invitation to explain his theory
more fully in a paper to be read be-
fore the Archeologlenl Society In the
spring. Until he reads that paper.
Dr. Phillips will not explain his so-
lution of the riddle.
Denver, Colorado: Account an-
nual convention American National
Live Stock Association and Western
Live Stock Show. Rate of #2C.9">
for the round trip. Pat^s of sale
.Ian. 20th, 21st nnd 22nd. Limit
for return, Feb. 10th.
For further Information call on
J. E. CLARKE,
/gent. H. & T. C
Matthews l« the place for cheap
clothing; rprrlal value In suits nt
iff, $H.50 and ¥10.
A big opportunity for Southern
farmers is offered by the perfection
of a new method of making paper—
namely, out of cotton atalka—accord
Ing to Frank N. Bauskett, who has
an article on this subject in the Nov-
ember Technical World Magailne, en
titled "New Source of Paper."
According to this authority the
practical effect will be to Increase
the present value of the cotton crop
of the South by nearly $100,00*0.-
000 nnnunlly. Hnrvle Jordan, prek
Ident of the Southern Cotton Asso
elation, declares that the manufac-
ture of paper from fiber of the cot-
ton stalk is one of of the the latent
and most Interesting Inventions of
the new century. For many year®
experimenting with the cotton stalk,
and recent developments give assur-
ance that their labors are to be re-
•vnrded with signal success. Paper
manufactured from the cotton stalk
Is of the strongest texture and soft-
est finish. Several plants will be
erected during the next few months
In the South, which will he In full
opa^ntlon within the next year. Mr.
Rnn«k*tt's article Is Illustrated with
reproductions from photogrnnhs
>.1,mncMnrn u*ed In ibis
new process of manufacturing paper.
DeWltts Little Early Risers. A^-*
the more reliable pills on tue market
Sold by R. E. Bristol.
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