The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 31, 1907 Page: 1 of 12
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McKINNEV, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY. JANUARY l,
vol. 28, no. 52.
m OF CHILD'S
Mr*. L. M. Carrington. accompa-
lied by he*- daughter, Mrs. J. W.
furcell 1^ Saturday afternoon for
Mart, Te X In response to a men-
luge an junclng the sudden death
[f her grandson. Phil Moore, the
/o-year-old twin son of her daugh-
r, Mrs. John Moore, formerly of
>is city. The newB o.' the child's
[oath was a great shock to the rela-
tives here, for it was not even
tnown that he was sick. Miss
Dannie May Carrington of this city
visiting her sister, Mrs. Moore,
knd a letter received from her only
few days ago stated that all the
family were well. It Is not known
rtyat disease caused the child's sud-
len death. The interment of the re-
tains will take place Sunday, We
bin with many friends of the fam-
In extending condolence to them
PLEADS FOB FREE SEEDS.
r. Chandler of Mississippi Lends
Fight in House.
Washington, Jan. 2(5.—Mr. Chand-
3fr of Mississippi led the light for
l*ee seeds In the House yesterday
,id charged that the Item in the
iesent bill was the work of a lob-
composed of seedmen of the
(untry and of effective newspaper
fork. He said he could not go
ick and look his "dear old farmer
rlends" In the face aftf r the in-
rease In the salaries of the Con-
gressmen if seeds were not to be
He offered a substitute providing
jr free seeds as heretofore. He
ritlclsedl the Department of Agrl-
^ilture for Interfering in the matter
said the Government was be-
Mr. Taylor of Alabama Insisted
iat the committee would place In
i*e hands of the Secretary of Agrl-
jiltnre power which he did not be-
J*ve any bureau chief should pos-
lMr. Scott of Kansas, in defending
proposed plan, said that the De-
partment of Agriculture had sug-
ested the amendment. He thought
je Government with the same pro-
j-iety might give lead pencils to the
>ple or Jackkniverf to the boys as
J) give free seeds. He said that the
[ress, the agricultural colleges and
Iry likely the farm Journals are
fposed to Congersslonal dlstrfbu-
jn of seeds.
Lpils of Miss Susie laMldy's Music
Class on Roll.
^The following pupils of Miss Busle
Idy's music class succeeded in gct-
fg on the honor roll for the month
fSnra Harris. Irane Phelps, Chris-
lie Oneal, Waldlne Perkins. Ruby
lelps. Cecil McKinney, Kathleene
'rockrtierton, Marguerite Thomp-
Ethel Boyd. Naomi Wllllford.
Idle Downs. Rose Miller, Mary
trrlsou, r.jll Carpenter, Elsie Per-
ls, Sadie Pearce, Alia Chandler,
frle Smith. Julia Brown, Bessie
|vd, Altn Cole, Chloe Brooks, 1.11-
Phe conditions by which pupils
|iln these coveted positions re-
Je regularity In practice, to be
fsent at all lessons and general
^gen^e In study.
(million for jamestown.
■ate Tacks on Loan to House I r-
ion in Increase of Salaries.
Jvashlngton. .Inn. -'0 Resolt.
La to check naval officers from
jilting a fire under Senators and
fuliers to compel the enactment
fthe naval personnel bill at this
blon" were presented In the Sen-
J( today b£ Mr. Hale, and aftei
kulnr a snappy debate of short du-
p.e,u Sw for fuWr.
Mr. Hale's resolution cites the
jaldent's order forbidding Gov-
Iment employes to lobby, and dl-
a an Inquiry by the Secretary of
Navy to aacertaln whether the
ler la being violated.
Phe urgent deficiency approprla-
i bill, carrying $279,000 as It
he from the House, and authori*-
by a Senate amendment the ad-
an of $1,000,000, which latter
will be loaned to the Jamestown
osltlon Company, was passed,
be latter part of the day was de-
to tb« disposition of pension
WINS IN CHURT
The first order In the matter of
Samuel French und others against
Albert Taylor was issued Friday
by Federal Judge Edward R. Meek
pf the District Court In Dallas.
Thia Is the case in which the copy-
right law of the United Stales is in-
voked to prevent the production by
the defendant in action of certain
dramatie compositions claimed an
oops righted. The defendant is Al-
bert Taylor, who produced at Dallas
last summer among others the play
"When We Were Twenty-One." and
who has frequently played In this
city. Complainants ask that the
production be "stopped and that
they have the proper redress.
Application was made tor a tem-
porary restraining order. This
Judge Meek Friday refused. He
handed down the following opin-
Samuel French et al vs. Albert
Taylor, No. 656 In equity—On ap-
plication of compluinants for injunc-
tion pedante lite.
From the bill and answer it Is
clear that the respondent has per-
formed and represented the dramat-
ic composition with the title, "When
We Were Twenty-One," bu if is noi
equally clear that the complainant
by virtue of the copyright of May
1903, is possessed of the exclusive
right to reproduce and represent
this dramatic composition.
After a careful Investigation and
consideration of the authorities sub-
mitted in connection with the an-
swer of respondent, I am of the
opinion that there has been made
such a showing with relation to the
publication of the dramatic compo-
sition prior to the date of the copy-
right that I should not be Justified
In granting the injunction pendente
The application of the complain-
ants for such Injunction will there-
fore be denied.
HOUSE MEMBERS UNEASY.
Anxious to Know Country'* Opin-
ion of n(crease of Salaries.
Washington, Jan. 26.—Members
of the House have never before got
their ears as close to the ground as
they have them now. They are
waiting with some anxious trepida-
tion to hear what the country thinks
about the advance of wages which
ihey voted to themselves.
It is only two dayB slrce that
thing was done, and in that, time
the country can not make Itself
heard distinctly, but in that part
contiguous to Washington there
Beems to be some folks who, aftei
the House acted, felt no donbt as
to what the Senate would do. Al-
ready their letters have begun to Ret
in. They are not of such volume
nor of such uniformity c>f senti-
ment as to indicate what the popu-
lar feeling is. bnt they haw proved
to be disquieting.
The members are uneasy because
they fear, not what the country ma.v
think of the Increase itseli, but of
the manner of bringing it about.
Nearly every one of the members
thinks he is entitled to the Increase,
but almost all of them are ashamed
of the way In which It was brought
ROAD IN BAD SHAPE.
Attention i* Called to Road'* Con-
dition Near Buck Bridge.
E. W. Klrkpatrlck, In conversation
with n reporter Friday stated that
the road between this city and
Whlte'rt Grove north of the Puck
bridge, is almost Impassable. and
that unless some work Is done upon
It at once there Is danger of rural
delivery of mall In that section be-
ing stopped, us it li a requirement
of the government that the roads be
kept In reasonably good condition.
He stated that the road at the
point indicated Is scarcely passable
at all and that it has been growing
worse for the past two weeks.
Department >fcwle Run to Residence
of Mate Harnett.
The fire alarm was Bonnded at
8:30 o'clock Friday morning, the
cause being the burning out of a
chimney at the residence of Mate
Barnett on North Bradley street.
The fire department made a quick
run to the scene, but no damage was
done by the fire.
GOOD ROADS MASS
MEETING LIST NIGHT
in response to u largely signed
call by McKinney business men and
citizens, a good roads mass meet-
ing was held in the district court
room Friday. E. W. Klrkpatrlck
was called to the chair and Walter
H. Wilson elected secretary.
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Prominent Speaker. •
Former Labor Commissioner and
State Statistician of Missouri, Col.
T. P. Rlxey, of St. Louis, v as pres-
ent and delivered an address. Col.
Rlxey is counsel and lecturer foi
the National Good Roads Associa-
tion. and a thoroughly Informed and
most entertaining speaker on the
subject. He promised a convention
for Collin county, Thursday, Febru-
ary 7, to be held at McKinney, with
a number of the officers of the Na-
tional and State Good Roads Asso-
ciations present if expenses of same
could be raised.
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County Convention Feb. 7.
On motion of R. E. Carpenter sec-
onded by Dr. J. C. Erwin. the busi-
ness men present decided to raise
ihe small needed expense for the
County Convention and arrange-
ments were at once commenced for
it. The date selected was Thursday,
Feb. 7. Thus will come among us
nun experienced In road making in
nearly every state of the Union
where special attention is at all giv-
en to the subject. These men will
tell us how to get the the best re-
sults in Collin county with material
at hand They do not come to pro
mote bond issues, give untried theo-
ries for raising money, but they ad-
vise with us on the status of our
local road situation and tell in
word and show in atereoptican pic-
tures how the most advanced road
building is done in other states and
even in all foreign countries. Each
method being explained. One whole
day and night will be given to the
turns can be obtained with our ma-
terial if we have any. and with
the tax money now being paid for
road purposes In this county.
• * • *
There will absolutely be no ex-
pense attached or hat passing. The
business men of McKinney will take
care of that matter ki advance. It is
hoped that farmers, road overseers,
county and precinct officials will at-
tend in large numbers, as any so
doing cannot fail to be enlightened
and interested by the Information
Mr- IlwyN Speech.
Mr. JUxey'B knowledge of his sub-
ject is thorough. He discussed ev-
ery phase of the road problem, lawa
governing public highways and
streets and why the good roads
question is of like vital importance
to the producer and consumer, the
farmer and townsman, the railroad
• • • • •
Conventions Being Held.
He explained the plan of holding
official conventions, forty or fifty
of which, are to be held In the larger
Texas towns in February and Marcn.
Able men who are devoting their
lives to the good roads cause, will at-
rive in our city In a special car and
meet the citizens of Collin county to
hold one of these official conventions
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■ Arrangement <Vimmittees.
J. S. Heard, Chairman; Dr. J. W.
I .argent, Sam Maswsle, L. W. Croncli
Dr. Erwin, C. W. Smith, R. E. Car-
* * * •
Duties of Arrangement Committee—
The committee of arrangements
should provide and advertise the
hall, and arrange the program which
will contain a list of speakers and
form of proceedings. The programs
should be printed and circulated a
few days before and for use in the
convention.The Arrangements com-
mittee shall also procure a minister
for invocation, and such music or
soloist as they desire. The commit-
tee should also invite prominent lo
en I or neighboring speakers to ad-
dress and participate in the deliber-
ations of the convention. The pro-
gram should include an Invocation;
an address of welcome by the mayor
an address of welcome on behalf of
the commercial organizations, an ad-
dress of welcome by some one repre-
senting the county. The committee
should have the Good Roads Con-
vention announced In all pulpits tht
previous Sunday and ladies should
he cordially invited to attend.
Dick Allen, Chairman; J. W. Field,
J. L. Lovejoy, Howell F. Smith, J. L.
• • • • •
Duties of Finance Committee.
The Finance Committee should
raise beside the guaranteed fund re-
quired by the National Good Roads
Association, sufficient money to cov-
er the printing bills of the invitation
Committee, and the expenses of all
other local arrangements. To this
end a Joint meeting of the various
committees should be speedily held,
an expense budget made up.
• * • *
W. M. Burgess, Chairman of Mc-
Kinney; Wm. Graham, Farmersvillts
J. P. Coffey, of Anna; C. M. Chris-
tic, of Allen; Clint Thompson, Mc-
Kinne^; F. C. Thompson, of Piano;
Clarence Urban, of Wylie; J. J. Pat-
terson, of Nevada": J. F. Harrison
and H. P. Nelson, of Farmersvllle;
Sanfood Steele, of Blue Ridge; Joe
Adams, of Anna; O. L. Hamilton, of
Frisco; W. A. Parker, of Prosper;
and all R. F. D. carriers of the coun
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Duties of Invitation Committee.
The Invitation Committee should
send out printed Invitations to the
Governor, Members of Congress,
Railrroad Officials, Commercial Or-
ganizations, State Legislators, Post
Masters, Mayors, Councllmen, City
Engineers, County Surveyors, Road
Commissioners, Judges of Courts
also through Rural Free Delivery,
and other methods; invite Farmers
and Planters in your own and ad-
joining counties; invite Clergymen
of nil denominations, civic clubs.
Federation of Women's clubs and all
• • • • •
County Judge John Cburch, Chair
man; Mayor Tom W. Perkins, Al-
dermen M. L. 1'hlllips, J. R. Parker,
J. D. Bass, (Jiles McKinney, DiCk
Classic, Sam Massie, and S. T. Ham-
mond, Dr. T. W. Wiley, Sam H.
Cole, C. W. Smith, J. D. Stiff. O. C.
Stewart. A. G. Chandler, W. H. Mat-
thews, J. P. Cruoch, James Merritt.
* * • • •
Duties of Reception Committee.
The Reception Committ«w should
appoint, several gentlemen to meet
the officers of the National Good
Roads Association, and Delegates at
the leading hotel. If a band is tn-
gaged it would be very helpful i >
march us to the place of meeting,
I thus arousing special interest of k!1
Committee on Statistics.
Jvdge F. E. Wilcox. It. Van Brown
and N. A. Burton, were appointed a
committee to get up ntatlctlcs and es
timntca on the cost of roadhbilding
in Oollln county during the past
four years. The figures are deal red
by th*- experts for use during their
lectures in McKinney, there will
be no criticisms of officials or any-
one else. Suggest Ions and helps
are only Intended.
Sherman, Texas, Jan. 25.—Col.
W. H. Moore, president, and T. P.
Rixey, National organizer of the
National Good Roads Association,
arrived last evening und shortly
thereafter had a conference with
Col. R. E. Smith, president of the
Texas division of the association.
Messrs. Moore and Rixey are very
anxious to make some practical
demonstration of permanent road
work In Grayson, us well as other
counties in the black belt. They
have specially equipped curs und ap-
paratus manned by experts to carry
out these demonstrations.
This morning the visitors were
given an audience in the reception
rooms of tht. Commercial Club,
where they met a large number of
business men and some prominent
planters and rural land owners.
The Business Mes's Club has In-
terested Itself In a general county
good roads meeting called In Sher-
man for Saturday, Feb. 9, at which
Messrs Moore, Rixey and other
prominent officials of the National
association, as well as officers of the
Texas association, will be present.
It Is proposed to hold three sessions,
morning, afternoon and evening.
The local comlttee of arrange-
ments will have the assistance of
State President Smith. Prominent
and active good roads advocates
from all over the State will be in-
vited to places on the program.
SHADE TREES ON
A short time since thi paper
commented on the growth of tree
planting along the streets of tb
city, young trees being set out aloui
the sidewalks in front of the houiea
of many of our citizens. This good
work is continuing and a move is
now on foot among property owucrs
on South Tennessee street to set
out a row of sycamore trees from
near the square altmg both s'<i of
the street to the cemetery. This wilt
add immensely to the beauty of this
entire street and it Is to be hoped
that the example will be followed
all over the city, for nothing add#
more to a town's appearance than
shade trees along it ■: thoroughfares.
YOU NO WEST POINTER.
Picture of Elkin Franklin Appear**
in liOKlic'* Weekly.
Good Results Mark Meeting at Se-
cond Baptist Church.
The revival that has been con-
ducted by Rev. M. F. Wheeler at the
Second Baptist Church closed Sun-
day night with four-teen accessions
and thirteen conversions. As a re-
sult of the meeting the church has
decided to at once put in a new bap-
tistry, upon which work is pro-
gress. The ci.urch also contem-
plates calling a pastor as soon as
practicable. Rev. Wheeler will
hold services at the church Tuesdaj
night. As a result of the meeting
the church has been greatly stren-
gthened. not only numerically, but
TREATED FOR IHKJ BITE.
The Wound Breaks Out Again After
George W. Moore and family of
Durant, I. T., are visiting his par-
ents. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Moore, In
McKinney, and his wife's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Josh Herndon. of
White's Grove. Mr. Moore came to
McKinney with hla little ten-year-
old daughter, Jlmmie May, to have
her treated by Dr. Wiley for a dog
bite. The child was bitten while the
family lived nf Frisco nearly two
yep.rs ago, She was taken to Van
Alstyne at the time and the niad-
stone applied. The wound healed
up, but recently broke out again.
The child may be taken to Austin
and given the Pasteur treatment.
The many friends of Mtb. M. A.
Cameron, who has been sick so long,
will be grieved to Itarn that her
condition Is very serioua. She Is
no better this afternoon.
EARLY MORNING WEDDING.
Voung Couple Arouse Minister From
Slumber at I A. M.
Mr. Joe Avant and Miss Addle
Bridgefarmer, prominent and popu-
lar young people of the Riggers com-
munitv, drove to the home of Rev.
Abe Enloe, In the Enloe community,
at 1 o'clock Sunday morning
aroused him from his slumbers and
had him unite them In marriage
while they were seated ki their
buggy. Despite the cold blasts from
the regions of the North Pole "Un-
cle" Abe soon regained his equilib-
rium and tied the nuptial knot hard
and fast. May joy and happiness
ever be the portion of ihe young
husband and wife.
BILL FARMER DEAD.
Former P pnU 4 Leader is Fatally
lujniv*! in Fall.
On Saturday, January .V, W. E.
Farmer f* ll down a stairway of the
Necogdoches Plain Dealer office and
died from the injniies on Sunday.
Bill Farmer was the we'll known
populist orator who formerly lived
in Greenville and during the popu-
list times was a frequent speaker
on the stump. He was S7 years old
ait the time of his death. Farmer
was a forcible speaker and never
seemed to enjoy himself so much as
when he was la a political debate.
Hf was always cool and never show-
ed anger In debate and was really
one of the strongest debaters the
populists had. He had but recently
moved to Nacogdoches when he met
with the accident that caused his
"Teaching the West Point Ca-
dets in the Field" by Capt. M. B.
Stewart. Department of Tactics,
1'nited States Military Academy, ia
the subject of a very interesting ar-
ticle in the January number of Iss-
ue's Weekly. Accompanying pic-
tures are given to elaborate and
make plain the war game as actu-
ally played by a corps of West Point.
Cadets. In one of these pictures
Is seen Elkin L. Franklin, son of J.
L. Franklin of this city.. The
young Texan, no-v a stalwart six-
footer. appears In the reconnais-
sance squad which Is ready for a
scouting expedition. We are glad
to report Elklns progressing nicely
in his West Point studies and ca-
reer nud his many old home friends
take a pardonable pride in his rec-
RAISED <;<>OD CROPS.
Lou Holder Doing Well in Plain-
view, Hale Countj*.
Bankruptcy Proceedings Entered In-
to in t'ourt at Sherman.
Miss Dajze Greer, who has for
some time ben conducting a milli-
nery establishment here, has filed a
voluntary petition in bankruptcy In
the federal court In Sherman. Th«
liabilities are listed at $1,030.07,
and assets at $1,010.40.
W. A. Holder hands us a dollar
for The Democrat-Gazeztte another
year for his son, Lou A. Holder, who
moved to Plainvlew, Hale county, up
on the Plains, last fall a year ago.
Lou raised a fine crop of kafflr corn
and Indian corn and now has a
splendid outlook for a wheat, crop
this year. That country Is coming
to the front fast. All the spare time
Lou has from his farm duties he
puts in carpentering at good wages.
His wife, who was Miss Minnie
Renenu, daughter of A. L. Reneau,
of New Hope, is at present visiting
her father and other Collin county
relatives for a few days.
Vive Days Institute Held ami Good
The colored teachers of Collin
county have closed a five days' suc-
cessful Institute here with the fol-
lowing teachers in attendance;
N. S. Doty, president; Mrs. L. E.
Davis, vice president; A. E.
Lindsy, secretary, Farmersvllle;
Mrs. Dessle Howell, treasurer, Al-
len; H. J. Coffee, McKinney, Miss S.
M. Crow, Piano, F. M. Canly, Wes-
ton, Mrs. Laura Looper, Melissa,
Mrs. V, M. Fogter, Kaufman, Mrs.
L. L. Doty, McKinney, Ottle May
Woods, McKinney, W. M. Everett,
County Superintendent W. L.
Yarbrough visited the Institute and
lectured on school law. All the
teachers present expressed them-
selves as being well pleased with
the work done and voted for a five
days session for the next year.
W. M. EVERETT.
CLINIC FOR DENTISTS ENDS.
l*uhlic Demonstration* (Tone With
Lecture by Dr. Brayunt.
The cllulc given by the state
Dental College at Dallas on the oc-
casion of the visit of Dr. Loomla
P. Haskell was largely attended. The
clinic closed Saturday by Dr. T. H
Bryant of this city, who demonstrat-
ed the use of nltrouB oxide gas. The
following out-of-town dentist*
were present. Sara G. Duff, Green-
ville; T. F. Drlscoll, Corslcana;
J. F. Torallnson, Memphis; T. L.
Blume. Weatherford; T. H Bryant
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