The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 24, 1907 Page: 1 of 12
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McKINNEY, (t)LI.IN COUNTY, TfcXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24,
VOL. Jit, NO. SI.
ie recently elected officers of
^Kinney Commandery No. 84.
nights Templar, were Installed by
>t Eminent Commanders Howell
Smith and S. J. B. Plemmons,
Iday night as follows.
| Eminent Commander, J. L. Love-
f\- Generalisslmo, H. Q. Smith,
ptaln General, J. R. Gougb; Se-
Ir Warden, T. J. Cloyd; Junior
prden, If. '8: 'Met*; Prelate. W. P.
Kd; Treasurer, J. L. Franklin.'
ttdard bearer, L. A. Scott; Sword
rer; W. J. Rhea, Warden; Arthur
Smith; Sentinel, V. M. Keen.
[The following self-explantory
jegram was sent over the Weatern
,1011 wires ts Senator Bailey at
< • • • • •
[McKinney, Tex., Jan. 21, 1907.—
ator J. W. Bailey, Austin, Texas,
hen you have served the term to
lich you will be elected on the
| ftrrow, you will have served in the
agonal Congress twenty-two years
1 fth never a defeat or a single re-
yt- Let me rejoice with you to-
•ther with the host of Democrats
I.we listen to the music of chiming
ells and hear the angels play, upon
, harp with a thousand strings,
'hlle the Democracy of Texas reigns
i :-'J JOHN J. SIMMONS.
For Pipe Line
I Washington, Jan. 22.—A bill was
troduced by Mr. Stephens today
at a company organized with a
^pital of 112,000,000 be given the
|ht to build a pipe line from In-
Jan Territory oil fields to Texas
)ast. This organization is a Texas
lpany, and it was at the request
J. L. Autrey of Beaumont, Its
torney, that Mr. Stephens Introduc-
the bil today seeking to give It
right of eminent domain through
Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations.
Autrey oaya hla company pur-
to build a pipe line from Tul-
in the Creek Nation, to Houston,
pxas, where It will connect with
company'* present pipe lines,
fevering several hundred miles In
igth, and which have been in op*
ition in that locality for several
i *rs. Permission to build the lino
rough Indian property was granted
| Secretary Hitchcock last Thurs-
ly, bat the company has found
bt its line will have to cross prop-
Vty from which the restrictions have
en removed, and therefore It be-
ones necessary to get the right of
iMr. Autrey says that of his com-
jny's capital stock of 112,000,000,
M),000,000 Is either paid up or sub-
lbed, and that the last 40,000
Jtes were sold to the stock holders
$125 a share for the purpose of
llding this projected line. Mr.
trey declares that his company Is
oily Independent of any other
)nly a few weeks ago Secretary
eh cock granted a permit to Mel-
& Co. to build a pipe lino from
llesvllle through the Territory to
Texas border, so that If this one
Id be built there will be two
i lines from the Indian Terrlto-
fleld to the Txas coast.
• • • • •
[he Texas company referred to In
fore >lng dispatch Is the com pa-
that was recently granted a per-
by the commissioners' court to
f 11mm * Vi rf\n frh tllifl
Struct a pipe line through
^fcjOUNTY COURT AWORUN'8.
( Term Came to an End 8atnrda>
lounty court adjourned Saturday
Alng, the minutes as kept by
(ever faithful and efficient deputy
hty clerk, G. E. Strother, having
h approved and signed by Judge
tefore adjournment the ault of J.
3ach ▼ . W. B. Hunter, for pos-
of a piano, wai decided In
of the plaintiff.
The service at the Cecond Baptist
church Friday night were most suc-
cessful since the beginning of the
meeting by Rev. M. F. Wheeler.
There was a large congregation and
a strong and stirring sermon was de-
livered by Rev. Wheeler. At the
conclusion of his sermon there were
■even additions to the church.
G. M. Alsup, who has for some
time been with the Continental Bana
and Trust Company at Prosper, has
arrived here and will be with the
bank at this place as cashier, suc-
ceeding C. A. Sanford who will be
with the bank recently taken over by
his company at Sherman. Mr. San-
ford was here Monday, returning to
Sherman that afternoon. He Is mak-
ing preparations to move bis family
to that city In the near future. All
will greatly regret their departure,
but welcome Mr. Alsup to McKinney.
IMPALED ON BAR.
The Jury in the suit of C. W. Mas-
sie vs Elizabeth Massie, et al, for
partition, rendered a verdict In favor
of the plaintiff for partition and'
charging plaintiff with 92300 for
the Improvements on property. Mo-
tion for. a new trial will likely be
made by the defendant's attorneys.
* * * *
■lodge Pearson Preside*. * ■ '
Judge- R. L. Jones of Sherman
who has been presiding since the
convening of court Monday morning,
while Judge Pearson has presided
over h'lB court In Sherman, return-
ed home Satuday night. Judge Pear-
son has assumed the bench.
• • • • •
rnronlcitcd Divorce Day.
Saturday was uncontested divorce
day and divorces were granted in
the following cases:
Rebecca Foreman vs W. A .Fore-
B. P .Poole vs Mattle Poole. '
Mary Bell Withers vs Lee With-
Kate Waterman vs W. H. Water-
Josle Arnold vs Fred Arnold.
Mary C. Runnels vs R. Runnels,
divorce granted and division of
property made as per agreement.
Prisoner Meets Traffic Death While
Escaping From Jail.
Aniarlllo. Texas. Jan. 21.—-Im-
paled on an Iron bar, which he and
two fellow prisoners had sawed In
two In a window of the second floor
of tlj.e county Jail. J. Miller, a rail-
road laborer under (sentence for
drunkenness, was found dead yes-
terday morning. Some tffhie during
the night Miller E. Jones and Roy
Thompson sawed a bar of the win-
dow. the latter two escaping. It is
thought that Miller was stricken by
an attack of heart-failure and had
fallen as he was getting through the
window, a d fell on the severed
;J. S Stanley, the niacksmltb, In*
(■teasing jHis" Fa« littles. •
J" S. Stanley, the hurtling black-
smith and horse shoer wliof-e shop is
[Just "east of Sportsman's livery stu-
j bl©. Is enlarging his. fao'li es vand
I equipping himself witlt tools and ex-
jtra workmen to do an Increased bus-
! Iness during 1907. He has btfught
| the Massie warehouse in which,, Ws
paintshop is located. Bj^ded be-
ing an expert blacksmith, Mr St n.
ley does wood work and solicits bus-
iness in that line too, Mr. Stanley
has been following his trade In Mc-
Kinney for the past eight year?, ilf
has an ad in this paper for his bus-
RETAIL GROCER ROBBED.
Indiana Man's Pockets Picked for
•0,000 While Boarding Train.
Little Rock. Ark., Jan. 21.—•
Charles F. Hartley, a retail grocer
of New Albany, Ind., was robbed of
$6,000 by four pickpockets while
■tepplng from a Rock Island train
here yesterday afternoon.
Hartley was on his way to New
Albany from Hot Springs, where he
went with $8,000 a few weeks ago
Intending to Invest in Hot Springs
property. He had $2,000 in snother
pocket, which was not touched by
the pickpockets. The $6,000 was
wrapped in a package and was in
Hartley's inaidec oat pocket. He
kept the $2,000 in bis wallet.
The theft was committed in a
crowd of 150 people, who were en-
deavoring to board the train for
Memphis. Four men were on the
train from Hot Springs and held
conferences during the trip to this
city. It Is believed that the theft
was planned before Hartley left
Hot Springs. Hartley had the money
in a bank and went there yesterday
afternoon to get New York ex-
change for It. The bank wanted
$1.26 per $1,000 for exchange and
Hartley, rather than pay this amount
decided to carry the money tn his
Two men were arrested and are
held on a charge of robbery. Neither
had any money on him when arrest-
PREPARE FOR HIGH WATER.
Crescent City Ready for Overflow
From Ohio Valley.
New Orleans, La., Jan. 21.—Prep-
arations are hurrying forward to
handle the high water from the
Ohio Valley, which Is expected to
arrive by the end of the week. May
or Behrman had authorized the use
of money for all necessary emergen-
LIKES COLLIN RWTNE.
Yonng Breeder Gneat of H. E. Sin-
John E. Brewster of Gordonvllle
came down from the meeting of the
Swine Breeders at Van Alstyne
Thursday, the guest of H. E.
Singleton that night. Mr. Brewster
,1s a young swine breeder and desir-
ing the best stock, he purchased
several head from the herd of Mr.
Singleton, who also made sales to
other parties at Memphis, Tex.,
while attending the meeting at Van
AlBtyne. Collin county swine, as
well as other stock, and poultry, are
recognized everywhere as the very
Condemnation Proceedings Institut-
ed by Texas Traction Co.
Successful Teacher and Popular
Yonng 1/ady are Married.
Prof. S. F. Longley, teacher of the
White's Grove school, and Miss Enla
May Morrow, of near Princeton,
were married In the office of Smith
A Wilcox Saturday evening. Justice
T. T. Webb officiating. The groom
Is a successful young educator of
the county and his bride Is a highly
esteemed young lady of the commu-
nity In which she resided. May the
hlgheat happiness ever attend them.
Ship Car of Moles.
Ferguson k Waters, the big Mc-
kinney mule buyers, shipped a car
at mules Saturday to Brazos bot-
toms where they have been sold.
DeWltt's IKS!? Solve
i For PilM. Bum*, Sorm.
Condemnation proceedings have
Just been Inst Its ted here by the Tex-
,ia Ts action company, wn1; is to
build the Shermn'i iDnlln ; lnterui
ban for right-of-way ihrn.gli the
1-ir.d of G. W. Kid si.Ma -d Just
souin of the Grayson county line.
Judge Church appoint ?u Henry
Fltsher, R. B. Llnfsej anj Joliti Mi-
acr as appraisers.
Bill by Mnrrny and Bowles.
Austin, Tex., Jan. 1#.—Messrs.
Bowles and Murray of Collin have
Introduced (by request) a bill relat-
ing to powers and duties of City
Councils and Authorizing cities to
manufacture and sell gas or electric-
MONEY TO LOAN.
We will buy or take np and ex*
tend your vendor Hen or trust deed
notes at 7 to II per rent. We can
make yon moat any kind of a loan
desired. Prompt service.—Moore
* HJght. lJMMdwtf
Attorney Sam Neathery of this
city has received a telegram noti-
fying him of his appointment as
private secretary to Congressman C.
B. Randell who is now in Washing-
ton attending the present session of
Congress, Mr. Neathery wired ac-
ceptance of the appointment Satur-
day and left Monday for
Washington to assume his duties
Mr. Neathery is a Collin county
reared boy, being a son of Dr. A. H.
Neothery of Farmersvllle, and is a
graduate of both literary and law de-
partments of the University of Tex-
as. Since his graduation in the
latter department in 1904, he has
successfully practiced his profession
in this city, and by his gentlemanly
bearing, affable manner and true
worth, has won scores of steadfast
friends, who rejoice with him In
his appointment, which they feel
sure will open to him wider oppor-
tunities of which he has ample abil-
ity to take full advantage.
J. W lUnrton and Wife in Old Quar-
«- lei* in McKinney.
Attention-is called to the adver-
tisement -of the Blurt on House. Mr.
Blurton and wife have been In the
boarding house business in McKln-
ney for six years and are very popu-
lar with the farmers of Collin court
ty Who flock to their place for good
2 5c meals and clean beds. They are
thankful for the very liberal patron-
age of the past and will spare no
pains to continue to merit your fa-
vors In the future. Give them a call
Henry Warden has beeft on the
sick list during this week. His
many friends hope for his early and
C. B. Shipley and sister. Miss An-
nie of Prosper were here this morn-
ing and took the early train for a
visit In Dallas.
A. J. Aycock of Princeton, one of
Collin county's best known and
most progressive citizens, was a vis-
tor at the county capita! today and
paid thiB office a pleasant call.
Glenn Stiff returned today from a
week's trip In Eastern Texas, in the
interest of the Owens Lumber com-
Mrs. Eugene Greer of Comanche
remitted $1 to pay for The Demo-
crat-Gazette for the year 1907.
Rev. J. B. Gober went to Wylle
today to attend quarterly conference
In the place of Rev. J. F. Pierre, who
is sick and unable to go. Rev. Gober
will return tonight and All his pul-
We are in receipt of cash on sub-
scription to The Democrat-Gazette
and Dallas Newa at dabbing rate,
from M. .E Btewart of Farmers-
vllle. route t,
D. B .Sachse, a former prominent
Collinite, who now lives at Brlce.
Texas. remits #or the weekly Demo-
crat-Gazette. Good man whom we
are sorry to lose from our county *
J. W. BTOck who is in the mercan-
tile business at Callls, was in the
city today and called at The Demo-
crat-Gazette and Dally Courier-Ga-
zette office to get a supply of legal
Our young friend, T. W. Derrick,
who recently moved to Amarillo, re-
mits a dollar for The Democrat-Ga-
zette another year. Sorry to lose
Tom from old Collin as he Is a
splendid young man. He has a po-
sition with a brick manufacturing
concern In Amarillo at $2.51* per
Mrs. A. B. Eller had us to enroll
the name of her son, Carey Eller,
who Is now In Kansas City, Mo., on
the Courier-Gazette list. Carey Is a
flrst-das.s young business man, w'io
will make a success of life, 'ind we
are glad to have hint receive our dal-
ly, that he may keep posted on homo
A message was received Monday
from Fort Worth stating that
George W. Fox who was operated on
In that city for appendicitis, stood
the operation and was much better.
This will he gratifying news to hlo
many friends here.
O. Matthews of Allen who ha*
been visiting his son, W. 8. Mat-
thews. went to Howe thla afternoon.
Rev. J. B. Snider of Westminster
returned today from Big Springs,
where he reporto splendid services
Durant, I. T., Jan. 19.—A Fan-
nin county farmer named Cannon
was held up in Red River bottom to-
day by three men, and $2 75 curren-
cy was secured.
Cannon had been to Boswell to
Bell cotton and on returning home
reported the holdup to the mar-
shal who located the highwaymen.
They fled and he fired several shott<.
finally arresting three men named
McKinney, Holdman and Self, resid-
ing near Boswell. They are hav-
ing a hearing at Durant this after-
LECTURE OX BIBLE HISTORY.
Interesting and Instructive DI%conrs«-
By Mm. W. H. (lagett.
Mrs. W. H. Clagett of Dallas met
an interested group of ladies in the
Sunday school room of the Presby-
terian church Thursday afternoon
Mrs. S. L. Rieves cordially received
and introduced her to the audience-
when she immediately announced
her subject and be«an the lecture.
Bible histofy, beginning with the
creation in Genesis on through to
Malachl furnished data for the dis-
course and the choice language of
the speaker coupled with a deep and
perfect knowledge of the Sacred
book held each hearer and made the
hour one of Spiritual and intellect-
ual delight and edification. Mrs.
Clagett Is a fluent, speaker; a pro-
found Bible scholar and with her
sweet message of God's love and
man's redemption, can but uplift
and elevate all who will Join her Bi-
ble history class. Quite a number
cave their names and will take up
All who wish to avail themselves
of tills privilege arc invited to meet
with Mrs. Clagett on Thursday tifter-
noon of next week, at the Methodist
church at 3 o'clock.
BIG PENALTIES INVOLVED.
Arkansas Takes Notice of Violation*
of Anti-Truwt Laws.
Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 19.—Suits
for alleged violation of the anti-
trust laws of the State were filed
yesterday by the District Attorney
against Armour & Co., the Waters-
Pierce Oil Company, the Hammond
Packing Company, Morris & Co.. and
the Cudahy Packing Company for
amounts aggregating $1,833,000
The present action is based on the
alleged continued violation of the
Arkansas anti-trust law after the
first suit was filed last October, the
Judgment asked for being in the na-
ture of penalties.
What was regarded as a test was
decided by the Supreme Court last
week In the case of the State against
the Hammond Packing Company and
the validity of the law was upheld
In that case.
Cnlleoka Young (\>uple Married at
County Clerk's Ofllce.
H. H. Finch and Miss Josle Ma-
ples of the Culleoka community
were married Saturday evening In
the county clerk's office, Justice T.
T. Webb tying the nuptial knot.
J. G. Carroll Better.
R. W. Davenport has returned
from Mexla, where he has
been for several days with his wife,
attending the bedside of the let-
ter's far her, J. G. Carroll, whose
condition has ben extremely critical.
He reported Mr. Carroll slightly
improved but srtSll critically sick.
Mrs. Davenport will remain awhile
longer with her father.
IN HONOR OE (il ESTS.
A young man named Hut Spicer
was brought In from the Murphy
community by Deputy Sheriff T. M".
Beverly Sunday night and placed In
Jail to answer a charge of forgery in
Taylor county. Sheriff J. V. Cun-
ningham of Taylor county arrived
Monday for his prisoner who will be
placed on trial at Abilene for the al-
SECOND WEEK OF
The second week of district court
convened Monday morning,. Judge
J. M. Pearson presiding. Among the
first things was the application for
removal of minority disabilities of
Willie Marlon Clarkston. which was
granted. At the afternoon session
the application of Ike Bennett for
removal of minority disabilities was
granted. The damage suit of J. T.
R. Jouett vs D. A. Duncan, was con-
The suit of Turner Burnett vs tlm
H. & T. C. Ry. Company, damages
for the death of his father, came up
Monday afternoon.A former trial of
the cubc a verdict was rendered It*
favor of the plaintiff was rendered,
but was reversed by the court of civ-
J. W. Throckmor'oil C.'atup, the
Tlighters and Sons if the C uit'eder-
acy met at the court house at 2.30
p. m. Sunday (the 20th I and carried
out the program as published, in hon
or of the memory of General R. E.
Lee. the 19th being the 100th anni-
versary of his birth.
It is difficult indeed to do Justice
to a character as spotless as General
Lee. We might say his equal in
scarcely ever produced, his auperlor
never. I would not cliam for him
perfection but think he was as near
so as it could fall to the lot of mor-
The audience was a fair sized on«
and gave close attention to the exer-
cises, which opened with a song by a
select cbolr and was followed by an
Innovation offered by Rev. S. L. Rie-
ves and it was truly appropriate a.id
quite eloquet. General Lee's fa-
vorite Hymn "I Would Not Live Al-
ways" was aung, the the reading of
General Lee's farewell address to thai
army of Northern Virginia by Dr. W„
T. Moore, Commander.
Speeches were delivered in succes-
sion by Capt. T. F. Mangum, Prof. F.
0. Jones and Judge Pearson, inter-
Bperced with songs and the reading
of the accomplished elocutionist.
Miss Mamie Dowell of "The Sword of
The exercises were flrsf-clas8 In
every respect and no one who was
capable of appreciating them could
have bven disappointed. We think
the house should have been crowded
to overflowing, as every loyal South-
ern heart should beat in unison
when the character of so true and
great a man as General Robert E.
Lee Is the subject of discussion by
such eloquent speakers.
C. H. LAKE.
TO VISIT ENGLAND.
McKinney Young Lady Will Soon
Start on Extended Trip.
Mrs. R. E. Pierce Entertained
The members of the Forty-Two
club and a number of other ladles
were entertained by Mrs. H. E.
Pierce Thursday afternoon In honor
of her guests, Misses Cullom, and
Jean Gillespie of Dallas, at the home
of her mother. Mrs. T. A. Coleman,
on South Tennessee street. A num-
ber of Interesting games were play-
ed and the afternoon was very pleas-
antly spent by all. In the evening
the young people were entertained.
Quite a number were present and
the occasion proved a thoroughly en-
| Mis Lena Scott, daiiRhter of Mr.
and Mrs. W, W. Scott of this city, it*
preparing to leave for an extended
trip to England with a number of
the sisters and students of St. Jo-
seph's Academy, Sherman, ubout
Febf lary 1. MIbb Scott 1s a graduate
of tl Is Institution and has accepted
an Invitation to take the Itrp with a
number of the sisters and students
who will visit a number of cltiea In
this country before leaving for Eng-
land. They will be away until about
Milton Perry and wife of Rush-
vllle. Ind., have arrived for a rtalt
to the former'a cousin, Mrs. Sol.
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