The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 17, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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.McKIXXEY, COLLIN OOCXTY, TKXAS, THt'IWII.1 V, JANUARY 17. 1IH>7.
VOL. NO. BO.
Pearl Campbell, the negro woman
Iho was plated In Jail on a charge
highway robbery, was released
•am Jnil today. Ah Htnted, the wo-
ian was charged with having held
P a white man on East Virginia
reel Friday nlwht. at the point of
pistol, and relieved him of all his
ioney, amounting to $23.50. After
^porting the robbery to the officers,
V prosecuting witness refused to
/jestify In the cat.-.- aid as there was
jp other evidence, the cr s«- was dis-
missed. The grand Jury which was
list convened, niay take up the mat-
Is In Session
At a stated meeting of McKlnney
Commandery No. ::4. Knight* Tem-
plar Monday, the tollowing offi-
cers were elected for the ensuing
J. L. Love Joy, Eminent Command-
Harry C). Smith, Generalissimo.
Jas. ft. Cough, Captain General.
T. J. Clovd, Senior Warden.
M S M t3. Junior Warden.
W. P. Cloyd. Prelate,
G. E. Abernathy, treasurer.
J. L. Franklin, Recorder.
John S. Heard, the retiring Em-
inent Commander, has had a very
successful administration and noth-
ing but success can be expected from
his mon worthy successor, J. L.
|The January term of the Fiftv-
tth Judicial District Court eon-
led this morning, with Judge B.
Jones of Sherman, presiding,
|ile Judge Pearson, who Is dls-
illfled in a number of cases, is
^siding over Judge Jones' court in
srman. After going over the dock-
a number of those summoned for
ind Jury service not belne: pres-
[, court was adjourned until 1:30
Court reconvened at 1: : 0 this af-
Lnoon .ftpr whlrh tin grand Jury
Is empHii' led 'as follow.-:
Brlstow Smith, Prosper, r« re-
in ; fi. W. Edds, Westminster,
lie Beck, Lucas; H. Bowman,
M>o: T. J. Pannell, Josephine; T.
Ids, Fayburg; J. D. MeKinaey, Mc-
,.iey J. C. Stone, Wylle; Alma
ison, Princeton; Alec Robertson.!
jton; John \V. McKamy, Renner.
fudge Jones delivered an lmpres*
oral charge to the grand Jurors,
ling them to be diligent in the in-
tlgatlon of all violations of the
I, that the offenders may be
ipght to Justice, after which they
sred upon their duties.
Phis is the first term of district
*t since the "inauguration" of
|nty Attorney George P. Brown,
i his assistant. John Doyle, and of
riff Eubanks. However, Mr.
irn has served for four years as
jtant in the county attorney's of-
and Sheriff Eubanks for four
•a as deputy in the sheriff's of-
and their assistants have also
much experience in court pro-
ire. District Clerk R. E. Geren
fervlng his second term in this
\city, and no more efficient, cour-
ts and obliging official ever held
le In Collin county.
F. Dancer was appointed door
Iff for the grand Jury, and the
lent constables of the county,
to Case Up.
je case of C. W. Massie vs. Eliz-
Massie. et al., for partition,
up this afternoon, and excep-
are being argued at press hour.
For Pipe Line
The Commissioners' court conven-
ed in special session today and a
petition was granted the Texas Oil
company for the construction of a
pipe line for oil and gas. and a tele-
graph and telephone line, along the
public roadw of Collin county. The
pipe line is to be run from Tulsa, 1.
T., to the Humble oil field.
Result Of Habeas
pK Couple, from Near Allen
Married In this City.
h H. Craig and Miss Runah
t, popular young people resld-
shurt distance east of Allen,
to this city Saturday nigkt,
apanled by a few friends, and
i married at. the home of Dr. E.
4ng. who officiated. May Joy bt>
Former ColUn Citizen.
L. Cruse, who now lives
[the Depton-Collln line, mingled
[lis many friends In McKlnney
In his rounds he came
the Courier-Gazette man and
(d us the coin necessary to pay
\e paper several months in ad-
Glad to enroll you, John;
!. Matthews has purchased
sidence of J. A. Rogers on
Tucker street and he and his
lave Just moved in. They will
r liable acquisitions to that
lorhood. Mr. Rogers has
with his family to tho home
lllace Wilson In the Russell
and will engage In farming
The habeas corpus hearing of Joe
and .Mayfield Fannin, the two youths
who have for some time been in Jail
here on a charge of criminal assault
alleged to have been committed at
Frisco, resulted in Judge Pearson
making no change in the amount ot
their bonds which were reset at.
$1,000 each. In default of the re-
quired bonds, the defendants were
remanded to Jail.
To Attend Inaugural Hall.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Newsome, ac-
companied by Misses Helen McDon-
ald and Lura Ware, left this after-
noon for Austin, where they will at-
tend the inaugural ball tomorrow
Second Baptist Meeting.
Good services ,yere held at the
Second Baptist /firch Sunday morn-
ing and night, instructive sermons
being delivered to attentive congre-
gations. Rev. Wheeler will preach
tonight and tomorrow night, and
WITH CHICAGO COM PA XV.
S. E. McChesney Accepts a Position
a* Traveling Salesman.
S. E. ricChesney left Tuesday af-
ternoon for Dallas. He has accepted
a position as traveling salesman for
the American Steel and Wire Com-
pany of Chicago, and will make Dal-
las his headquarters, having North
Texas for his territory. Mr. Mc-
Chesney has for the past fifteen
years held a responsible position
with the large establishment of J. P.
Dowell here, and there is no more
highly esteemed and popular young
man in McKlnney. He is possessed
of splendid business qualifications
and we, in common with his hun-
dreds of friends, wish him continued
Rev. Roll and Family Arrive,
Rev. J ,M. Bell, the newly Install-
ed pnstor of the First Christian
church, arrived last night from Penn-
sylvania with his family. We Join
In welcoming them to McKlnney.
Mr. Bell will occupy his pulpit to-
morrow morning nnd evening.
Contract for Xew Home.
Dr. W. T. Hoard has let the
contract to Contractors J. M. Jones
and J. E. Cooper for the erection of
a handsome residence on his lot Just
north of the home of W. E. Ditto.
It will add much to the appearance
of that section of the city. Work Is
to begin at once.
Hintiop Garrett Preaches.
Bishop Garrett of Dallas, held In-
teresting services at Saint Peter's
Episcopal church here Sunday morn-
OF MOLItN HAL
rittsbur.r. Pa., Ja.t 1 > -- A c!;-.-
t.Mtcus exi.'oslon o. 'irr'i l-.si night
•i.fUt 7 t'clock th- !"/i t I; -
• < (•• ot the J.m • .v I , i. i u -t.-. :
v ,n wh.O' a laive cjiuituhy o; g..s
Wi-.-h ha ''ccumulat I it , r> b.
of the furnaces became Ignite 1
:otia of molten met®! wv? smiwere I
r. v. nd tV • furnace for a radius of
Out of «• force oi thirty-five men
© • ployed «t the fa ti i . when the
explosion occurred, three of rhtm,
John Cramer. Andrew Feather.*.'
and Gustave Kessler, have be?n ta-
ken to the morgue, their bodies hor-
ribly mutilated by the fire. Seven
nen are in hospitals fatallv injure 1
ind twenty-four others ba '«s :ior
been accounted for.
While the mill officials aro in-
clined to believe that all of mi-'s-
ing men were not cremated in he
molten metal, nothing defiii'.,j> i?
known as to their present where-
Knox, has turned up since tho ex-
plosion and he says everythl is iiop-
pened so epilck that he doubts
whether the men escnped.
Chief Peter Snyder of the Fourth
fire district wad serioutlv inj.ired
wiiiie directing th firemen to extin-
guish the flte which followed the
Charles Bennett, a yard bn 'tcman,
who was p.using near tho furnace
on n freight train when the explo-
sion occurred, gave a grt-phlc ile-
scrlptlon of the disaster .
"Our train was right near the :'t:r-
nace," said Bennett, "When the met-
al poured out of the fum*.o, I saw
the men running for a place >f suf"-
ty. To the right of the furnace, I
saw a party of .three men, all
whom running wildly and then-
c lothes a mass of flames.
"Apparently some of them had
been Injured when the explosion oc-
curred as they could hardly run and
The hot metal ran over tlteni in ?.
moment. Just at this time n sec-
ond explosion occurred. i again
looked to the right of the furnace
for the men, but I could not s ?
nnv of them, and 1 believed all ' ere
burned to death."
Able Lecture ;THK0AT CUT
Dr. F. W. Corbett of Michigan de-
livered his closing lecture at the
Baptist hall Saturday night.
Speaking of it. Dr. E. B. iviug, pas-
tor of the church, said:
"The lecture and moving picture
entertainment p* rvd highly ent®i
mining to the lara.« s'ss?.:;al?
eut. Sunda.- tin ilng Dr. Cot! t
preached a fin serii'.in i : ih i ;i
before an at'eutlve congr>''iat' s.
The address delivc ;, ;! here hy I mo-
tors Corbett and Tl. r.n;. o;i CS.Ic
Rig!;t ouiness. and Good < liizenn; ip
have been well received, and have
resulted In much gobd."
At Methodist Cfiui'ch.
Dr. Corbett preached at tlie Meth-
odist church Sunday night. Con-
cerning the service. H *v. J. B. Go-
ber, pastor of the church, said:
"The sermon was interesting, ln-
strtutive and profitable throughout,
and was greatly appreciated by all."
New Press and
This issue of The Domocraf-Ga-
rette is being gotten out under many
dlAculties. We are installing our
new jiress and changing from gaso-
line engine to electric motor power.
Tills necessarily entails confusion
and causes this week's paper to lit
smaller than usual. However by
next i.-sue our oifice will be in first-
class shape, we hope. When the
change is completed no country
newspaper plant in Texas will sur-
pass ours in equipment, and we will
be in a better position than ever be-
fore to serve our renders.
PERKINS & WILSON,
Editors and Publishers.
As was stated at the time, the ba-
by which was abandoned at Frisco
and which was taken in charge by
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Knott of this
city, was named Joe Bailey. A letter
was written Senator Bailey at
Gainesville by Mr. Knott, enclosing
the clippings from this paper and
apprising him of the name bestowed
upon the Infant. In reply the fol-
lowing self-explanatory letter has
Gainesville, Texp.s, Jan. 8, 1 ft07.
—R. C. Knott, McKlnney, Texas.
My Dear Sir—Your letter of the GtH
instant reached Senator Bailey, llift
time and attention are now so fully
occupied that,he has found it a
physical impossibility to give person-
al attention to his correspondence
at this time. He gets here occasion-
ally and then only for a day or
two. When here his friends are
with him continually nnd he has no
time to attend to his letters. This
has cnused him to turn his mail over
to me, with the request that 1 ac-
knowledge receipt of your kind let-
ter, to say to you that when all
this fight Is over he will make suita-
ble acknowledgement to you in per-
son. The friends of SenHtor Bailey
here, thank you also, as he does,
for all that you are doing for him.
ROBERT E. COFER.
Well Known Young Couple of Xcnr
J. H .Sonntag and Miss Pima
Webb were married at the home of
the bride's parents, near Frisco
Sunday afternoon, at 4 o"clock. in
the presence of many friends. Eld.
R. C. Horn officiated. We extend
congratulations and best wishes.
Report of a bold highway robbery
by a negro woman in this city was
made to the officers last night.
Statement was made that the rob-
bery occurred on East Virgina street
between the corner of Virginia and
Chestnut streets and the depot, at
about S o'clock last nifiht, when a
negress. at the point of a pistol,
held tip a citizen who was in town
from the northeastern portion of the
county, and relieved him of all his
money, amounting to $23."id. Com-
plaint being mndo to tho officers,
several negro houses down about the
railroad were searched, and Pearl
Campbell, a negro woman was tr-
rested and placed in Jail, charged
with the offense. While search was
being made for ihe guilty party City
Marshal Johnny McKlnney arrested
Phil Simons, a negro man, in that
vicinity, finding a pistol on him. A
plea of guilty was entered before
Judge Church today and a tine of
$100 and costs was assessed for un-
lawfully carrying concealed weap-
ons. A search of the houses and the
negress failed to locnte the missing
Eats Birthday Dinner nt Home.
R. A. Press of Anna, ropte call-
ed to have his name placed on our
large Hot of subscribers to The Dem-
ocrat-Gaze*te In his community. He
also takes the Dallas News at club-
F. M. Cunyus, a well known Mc-
Klnney traveling salesman. Is at
home to eat his birthday turkey din-
ner with his wife and children. Mr.
Cunyus is a hustler, being western
sales agent for one of the biggest
manufacturing concerns of the
South. He was through Louisiana
on his last trip and reports that
State to be In flue condition and
Green Dugs In Evidence.
Price Bush wn= here from Allen
Monday and gave The Dally Courier-
Gazette and The Democrat-Gazette
office a pleasant business visit. He
expressed some apprehension of the
green bug pest. He says the bugs
were flying some Saturday and Sun-
A new force "t nnv.i was put to
work grading a Ion ^ ;lie line of tin-
Dallas-Sherman late, urban the lit
ter part oi' last week. Tii • new fore*,
started in about two and a half
miles north of Van Alstyne, and
comprises twelve teams and abom
the same number of men. The fore-
man on th* work was in Sherman
Monday trying to hire men. offering
$1.75 per clay. He said at present
he would hire n.> ie.uns. as he had
plenty of them, some of them being
left in South T xas to complete
work. Ho stRt'-d that in a few
weeks about I *«• teams belonging to
the contracting outfit for which he
Is working will be put on the grad-
ing of the Dallas-Si.ertnan inte.ur-
bnn. The present camp of the new
outfit is on Mrs. M. J. Walsh'n place
near Van Alstvne. President Strick-
land informed S. S. Dumas of Van
Alstyne that a force of men would
be put on between Anna and that
place this week if the weather con-
ditions will permit.
The McKlnney Fire Department
met in regular session at the city
hull Monday, the most important
matter being the annual election of
officers. After routine, business had
been disposed of G. J. S. Walker
made a suitable talk In which he
dwelt upon the respect and affec-
tion In which Chief Johnny McKln-
ney is held by every member of the
department, and made a motion that
Chief McKlnney be re-elected to
this position tor the ensuing year,
'five motion was carried, Chief Mc-
Klnney being unanimously re-elect-
ed. Tom Cloyd was unanimously
re-elected assistant chief, Robert
Ware secretary and Arbie Sparlin
collector. Douglas Goostree was
elected treasurer, being the only
new official chosen. The meeting
was well attended and there was
much interest in the proceedings.
WILL MOVK TO < OLOltADO.
,J. W. Glenn of Itlue Ridge to Leave
J. W. Glenn, who was horn and
lived all his life near Blue Ridge,
was in to see tia Monday on busi-
ness and subscribed for our weekly
a year in advance. Mr. Glenn has
one of the best Improved farms In
Collin county, which Is all under
hog-proof fence and contains several
acres of orchard and berries from
which he expects to gather several
hundred dollars worth of fruit this
year. A pecan orchard (200 trees)
Is also on the place. Mr. Glenn
Is also Interested in the Independent
phone line which is connected with
McKlnney nt Jesse Warden's office
and nt A. B. Cockrell's wagon yard.
Strange to say about a man fixed
like Mr. Glenn is in Texas, he Is ad-
vertising his property In Collin
county for sale with a view to mov-
ing to Colorado where he has an ir-
rigated farm and orchard also. His
son.. William, nnd a daughter, Mra.
E. E. Wallace live on his western
property. We will regret to see
such an excellent family as the
Glenn's leave our county, but our
loss will be Colorado's gain.
A sad affair occured in tills city
tit an errly hour this morning when
Mrs. M. C. Layne, an ag-.*d and hlgh-
1> respecte 1 lady, who has b<jen :n
invalid for several years, almost be-
side hersell with excruciating suf-
lerlng fr ;,i . h-iimatUin, being real-
iy !<<;• the tlui) nut resposlble for
hn < t, badl.' i ut her throat with a
knife. As -tatt'd. Mrs. Layne has
I em n invalid for years and has
for '.notit lis been confined to her bed
with i heu mat Ism which has caused
In i th* most Intense suffering. I t
about 1 o'clock this morning, when
her pain was ,-ueh as to cause ht>r to
temporurlh lose control of herself,
she, with a stick with which sho
was accustomed to strike the floor
to summon members of the family
when she nee led assistance, manag-
ed t-i ivacli the p iusers of her son-
in-law, Macon Porter, which were
hanging on a chair some distance
from her bed, and from a pocket se-
cured a budding knife, used in bud-
ding trees by the young man, who
is an employe of the McKlnney nur-
series. With «bis short, sharp knife
she severely hacked her throat, cut-
ting the wind pipe, almost destroy-
ing her vocal organs and Inflicting
wounds that may prove fatal. When
listovered blood was pouring from
her wounds and It seemed even then
tl'.at site was about to expire. Medi-
cal assistance was summoned and her
injuries were carefully dressed. The
jugular win narrowly escaped being
severed, otherwise she would have
died before assistance could have
reached her. Mrs. Layne resides on
South Chestnut street and Is about
sixty years of age. She is highly
e-teemc 1 by all who know her nnd
all realise that her long invalidism
and intense suffc rins; rendered her
for the time being Irresponsible for
her net. Sho is resting fairly well
Endorse Stand on
The following self-explanatory
telegram was circulated Tuesday
by J. J. Simmons and wired to Aus-
tin through the Postal telegraph
office with all the attached signa-
tures. the cost of which amounted to
over $10, being paid by the different
• • * * •
Mc Kinney. Tex., Jan. 15, 1907.—
To Hon. B. F. Looney, Emory, C.
Smith, R. E. Chambers and the othei
twenty democratic senators, care of
J. W. Bailey, Austin, Texas: May
you all live long and continue to do
as well as you did on yesterday.
With Bailey in the National and you
in the State houses of legislation,
justice will prevail and the country
will be safe. J. R. Gougli, John J.
Simmons, Joe D. McKlnnay, H. A.
Finch. \V. L. Keen, L. "A. Sears, R.
B Davis, J. C. Stone, F. F. Christie,
John Beckham. M. G. Abernathy, H.
E. Singleton, J. L. Lovejoy, I. 13.
Reeves, I". P. Clardy, Giles McKln-
ney. A. B Mayes, E. L. Dorsey, S.
H. Fox, John Johnson, Wiley McKln-
ney, a. C. Tillery, G. M Eubanks,
«. W Fox, R. M Board. F. 0.
Board, Jesse Atkinson. L. H. Graves,
Will C. Gerrlsh, C. M. Christie, W.
D. Howell F D. Pope, J. W. McEl-
waln, J. L. McKamv, W. B. Smith,
Wm. Warden. W. A. Warden, T. H.
Foster, Oabe Beck, A. J. Lucas, J. Y.
Bell, W. O. My rick, W. M. Berry,
J. P. Coffey, A. H. Smith. W. E. Mc-
Ghee, D. D. Bowlin, A. T. Robinson,
B. C. Reynolds. W, R. Abernathy,
J. L. White. R. L. Sears, W. T.
Moore, G. E. Strother, A. P. Carter,
Aaron Coffee, W. B. Harrison, W.
H. Bertrand. Henry Lewis, J. W.
Purcell, Yancy Powell, J. J. Harris,
T. H. Bowlby. F. D. Perkins. T. J.
Melton, Peyton Westmoreland. J. C.
Erwln. J. E. Wiley, J. W. McKlnney,
J. B. Knotts. Burl Massle, M. H.
Dungan, M. E. McPhail, John Yar-
brough, C. C Crockett, B. M. WII-
kerson, O. H. Klrkpatrlck, W. T.
Largent, J. W. Largent. H. A.
Klstler, Price Stiff. P. H. Smith, S.
D. Heard, E. A. Newsome. A. P.
Brantley, I. D. Newsome, Claude
Wilmeth, Graves DeArmond, J.
Male. Add White. J. L. Greer, V. R.
Ferguson, John M. Young. T. T.
Webb, S. H. Johnson. T. W. Wiley,
A. C. Hilt, E. L. Burton, J. R.
Sportsman, J .F. Pierce, F. E. Wil-
cox. R. C. Merrltt, James Perry,
Clint Thompson, J. A. Garrison, A.
S. Wheatly, N. A. Williams, V. Mt.
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Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 17, 1907, newspaper, January 17, 1907; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth291977/m1/1/: accessed January 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.