The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 24, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 7, 1907 Page: 1 of 12
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McKINNEY, COLLIN CXHJNTY, TK XAH, THURSDAY FEHKt AltY 7,
VOL. SH, X< . 1.
A.fl. BUCKLE1 MEMURIALSERVI-
A. D. Buckley, a pioneer citizen c:
Collin county, died Tuesday at th*
home of his son-in-law, Will Thomp-
son, at Lone E!ui, of paralysis, after
a long Illness. Mr. Buckley wa
about seventy years of age and was
a native of Missouri, but bad been a
citizen of CoMin county for about
fifty years, residing nearly all tht
, _jhlle near Chambersvllle. He Ir
survived by the following children:
Mrs. Will Thompson of Lone Blm,
Mrs. Tom Choate, and Messrs). Joe
and Will Buckley of West Texas.
He was a brother-in-law of T. L.
Webb of Roland and Albert Chand-
ler of Chambersvllle, an uncle ot
Justice T. T. Webb and grandfathe
of Mrs. Claude Bell of this city.
He was for many years a member
of the Methodist church and was an
upright man and citizen, highly es-
teemed by all who knew him. The
Interment of the remains took place
at the Chambersvllle cemetery this
BILLS BY MURRAY.
Collin Representative Has a Part In
Representative Murray of Collin
county has a part In the following
bills recently Introduced In the
By Messrs. Moore, Murray and
Wllmeth: Providing that corpora-
tions may be formed for the purpose
of owning, maintaining and caring
for private or public cemeteries.
By Messrs. Moore and Murray:
Requiring n reasonable Btipuatlon In
contracts where notice of time for
plumage claims Is required.
„ By Messrs. Murray and Moore:
r >-To amend the penal code by adding
a penalty clanse r theft from the
person of confinement in the peni-
tent Iary of not less than two nor
more than three years.
VISITED DAUGHTER HERE.
Miss Iva Recer of Johnson
Mrs. Leila RecerJ a stannch
friend f our weekly, living at
Johnson, was in Twsday to see us
and banded us a jfollar for The
Democrat-GazetteJdne year to be
sent her nelghby, Mrs. Ira Griffin,
whom we are glaB to welcome to onr
list. Mrs. RecJr and little son. Tal-
ly Beverly.yhad spent the previous
night wlitt her daughters, Misses
Rnby «UM Iva, who are attending
school Jin McKlnney. We regret tnat
lllnewf compelled Miss Iva to have
t© reftirn home with her mother for
a f</v days' recuperation.
Nice, Old-Fashioned Folk.
..Senator Pettus, of Alabama wears
. rts made by his wife and socks
°aJch she knitted. The old couple
,/« tn Selma when not In Washlng-
"in and new manners and customs
^ave changed them little. Since
fheir marriage, sixty-two years ago,
die has made all his garments, lTn-
LU about twenty years ago she ad-
lered to the ways of her forefmoth-
•rs and spun the flax herself. Now
she finds her eyes are falling and
she buys the linen from a merchant
In Mobile, but the remainder of the
work is her labor and love. As she
talks to her guests, whether at home
or in Washington, her lingers are
busy with knitting. Mrs. Pettus has
a remarkable memory and tells en-
tertaining anecdotes In a quaint,
old-fashioned way. On every anni-
versary of their marriage the cou-
ple give a reception for the senate,
and great Is the shower of gifts.
One-Cent Mtamp Books.
Commencing March 1, the petl-
Bces throughout the country will
■'f one cent stamps for sale In
jouk* of 24 cents each, similar to
ve books of two cent stamps, which
Ve been on sale for the past sever-
Books of no higher valuf.
*?6c will be placed on sale on
tory that no one has use ioi
firtny one cent stamps.
cent stamps are used more by
M in sending picture postal*
by any other class of people,
itofore it has been necessary
( investors In such cards to carry
Jen stickers around in their
„nds or run the risk of findlug
whole bunch in a one-and-lnvls-
CES HELD SUNDAY
Memorial services were held at
the First Christian church Sunduy
morning and tributes were paid to
the memory of those members who
had died durnig the past year. The
services were well attended and
were both interesting and edifying
The meeting was also devoted to a
review of the cliurch work during
the past year and iihe reports from
the different departments showed
that excellent progress was being
:nade. The program carried out was
The memory of Brother Jess*
^halc—Dr. T. W. Wiley and J. L.
The memory of Bro. T. S. Jack-
son—T. C. Andrews.
The Sunday School—Prof. F. G.
The Christian Endeavor—Ernest
C. W. B. M.—Mrs. F. G. Jones.
Ladles Aid Society—Mrs. W. E.
Junior Endeavor—Miss Lena
Financial Report—W. H. Mat
IN WINTER'S iJOHN R. SMITH
A WONDERFUL GIFT.
Some Persons Are Undoubtedly En-
dowed With Mystic Power.
Honey Grove can now lay claim
to a real clairvoyant—a person pos-
sessed of a peculiar power of sight,
which enables him to see through
thick walls and over high fences,
and to unravel hidden mysteries.
He declares that he is a clairvoyant
and that in addition to his ability to
find things he can also foretell the
result of elections, pick winning
horses and do many other wonderful
things. If he can he can make his
fortune as large as he likes.— !
Honey Grove Signal.
The time has been when the News
was very skeptical about any person
possessing any such unnatural gift,
but that time has passed. That
there are persons who are wonder-
fully endowed with power beyono
understanding, their own under-
standing as well as that of others,
we have reason to know beyona
question. There is no way of ex-
plaining these things, but they muji
be accepted as facts, for facts they
are. That some of these gifted peo-
ple claim to be able to do more than
they van do Is a fact also.
The writer knows a girl and boy,
simple country folk, who were born
In this county, who possess gifts that
seme supernatural. To be exact, we
must speak of them now as man and
woman, for they have both reached
years of maturity. There is nothing
charlalan about either of them.
They never claimed to have powei
they did not have, but what they do
really possess is past human under-
standing. We have seen them give
exhibitions of their power, not on
the stage, but jtist in every day life
that forever banished any doubt
that they are given gifts that or-
dinary mortals do not possess, and
that they no more understand than
anybody else. On witnessing some
marvelous exhibitions by the young
lady in revealing things not vlslbl >
to ordinary eyes, we expressed onr
wonder. The girl's reply was th it
It seemed as wonderful to her that
we did not. see them as she did. —
That the groundhog was fully on
to his business when he went back
Into hts hole on groundhog day, is
fully demonstrated by the weather
developments Immediately following
his descent. According to the old
saying the groundhog emerges from
his hole on the second of Fel ruar>
and If he sees hlB shadow he con-
cludes that there will be forty dayi
more of winter and forthwith lit
proceeds to again disappear beneath
the sheltering embrace of mother
earth. When his hogshlp looked
upon the face of this terrestrial
sphere Saturday morning, he gazed
out upon a day as perfect as nature
could unfold for the pleasure and
benefit of her children. The sun
never shone brighter nor beamed
from a bluer sky, the few scatter-
ing fleecy clouds only adding to the
brilliancy and beauty of the day.
But the groundhog had been com-
muning with nature and gazed far-
ther Into her mysteries than is given
to mortal ken, therefore he went
back into his hole. And he wa
rf? ht about It, for in a few houi'B all
was changed. The sky was overcast
with lowering clouds and the wild
blasts from the regions of the north
pole were sweeping over the scent;
that so short a time before had been
smiling in the sunlight and kissed
by the gentle zephyrs of early
springtime. Since that time It has
been worse and worse. The green
grass that has been putting In Its ap-
pearance as the advance agent of
spring and covering the earth as
with a living carpet of verdure, has
given way to the mantle of whiter,
bare and uninviting, while from th<
eaves of the houses hang long
icicles, mute testimony of Old Win-
ter's magic transforming power, and
all seems "dark and cold and dreary.
But In reality the ill Is only on thi-
surface, for the cold weather is ex-
actly what Is needed by the farmers
to put a quietus upon the Insects
that arp so ft vjerous and bo active,
and put the land In better condition.
Incidentally news is scarce Is today.
Oee, but wasn't It something fierce
to have to get up this morning?
Former Representative John R.
Smith, known as "The little giant ot
Aleo," has been summoned to ap-
pear before the legislative Investi-
gating committee in Austin and tes-
tify In the Bailey matter. Au attach-
ment citing him to appear before the
committee wu served on him b>
Deputy Sheriff Albert McCauley
Sunday evening. It will be remem-
bered that when the Bailey Investi-
gation was on six years ago Repre-
sentative Smith, who was then serv-
ing nis first term In the legislature,
took quite a hand In the controver-
sy on the floor of the House and
since the recent disturbance has
arisen henhas In the public press
helped to contribute to "The gayet.v
Of Nations," as the Dallas Times
Herald expresses It. Now he will be
given an opportunity to tell what he
konws. He will leave for Austin
Interesting Lecture Delivered by
Mrs. W. H. Clagett.
MEAT MARKET CHANGE.
George Rains Sells His Business to
W. G. Blankenship.
Geo. Raines has sold his meat
market to W. G. Blankenship who
wjll continue at the same old stand,
next door to New Century Hotel.
Mr. Blankenship Is a hustler and
proposes to do a liberal share of
the meat trade of McKlnney by
treating the people right and liber-
ally. He only asks for a trial to
convince you. See his ad In this pa-
Wanted to Mortgage His Wife.
James Bean, a railroad man,
startled ofllcers of an Omaha mort-
gage company by offering to leave
his wife with the company for thre*
days as security for a loan he was
trying to negotiate. Mrs. Bean ac-
companied her husband to the of-
fices of th« company and expressed
her willingness to be turned over as
security for the loans.
DEATH OF WOMAN PIONEER.
Mrs. Clementine .Millett Said to be
Olfst Texas Resident.
Mrs. W. H. Clagett. lectured to
her Rlbie history class In the Sunday
school room of the First Chrlstian
Church Wednesday afternoon from
.1 to 4 o'clock. The subject was the
"Antedeluvlan Period" and the class
^renounced It the finest lecture ever
heard upon that subject. The topic
for next Wednesday afternoon will
be "The Confusion of Tongues." the
scattering of the Nations and re-
neopling the earth. This she con-
<iders the deepest study in all Bible
history and requests all who come
to bring a Bible. The lecture wilt
he held In ihe Cumberland Presby-
terian church at 2 o'clock Wednes-
day afternoon and nil are invited to
The contract for the culverts on
the proposed Sherman-Dallas Intei-
urban railway has been let to tht
Atlas Metal Works of Dalas. Th*.
company will begin the construction
of the culverts In a few weeks and
will work In conjunction with the
The progress of the work will be
considerably lurthered during the
next few weeks by the addition ot
a'np grading force. This force will
begin work at some point between
Dallas and McKlnney. Two forces
are at work at the present time.
FORTUNE COMES TOO LATE.
Brother of Man Lynched IWt Hlni
HURT IN WRtCK
There was a small wreck at Piano
on the H. & T. C. late Tuesday af-
ternoon, causing some daley In
trains. Fireman Tom Johns wat.
slightly injured, and had to be re
lieved. He is now at the home ot
his wife's mother, Mrs. R. DeAr-
mond, here, and Is getting along
well. His injuries are uot of a se-
THEY WERE NEWCOKKKM.
But the Wife Was Gradually Getting
WRECK ON SOUTHERN 'PACIFIC.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 31.—A dis-
patch to the Tribune from Des
Moines, Iowa, says:
It was learned yesterday that
lames Cullen, who was lynched b>
a mob at Charles City, was a broth- j
er of R. C. Cullen. formerly a bnns- I
er at Warren, 111. R. C. Cullen's
will, which has Just been filed,
leaves an estate worth $100,000 to
them an who was lynched. Years
ago James Cullen lived near War-
ren, 111., and was forced to leave
town for brutal treatment of his
wife and daughter. Later he set-
tled at Charles City, Iowa, where hc«
was lynched by a mob some weeks
ago after murdering his wife and
stepson and attempting to commit
To Be Given by McKlnney Elk* St.
Express Messenger Katies, Hero of
Two Hold-Ups, Killed.
Can Antonio, Tex., Feb. 4.—Mrs.
Clementine Millett of Fort Worth,
who at the time of her death had
resided In Texas longer than any-
other white woman, was buried tn
this city Sunday afternoon. She
came to this state In 1832 as one of
the original colonists and had resid-
ed in the state con-tijiHOusly since
that time. She was born In Knox-
vllle, Tcnn., In 1815 and in 183.1
was married to her teacher, Samuel
Millett, who was a young graduate
of the old Bowdoin College. With
her husband she moved to Grimes
county, where she lived during the
Texas revolution, except the time
when all the women were fleeing
from Santa Anna's army.
After the war Mrs. Millett, with
"her husband, moved to Austin and
was there during the early days of
the Republic of Texas and was ac-
quainted with nearly all of the
statesmen of those days. Gen.
Honston was an Intimate friend of
After leaving Austin Mrs Millett
and her husband moved to Houston,
where they lived for several years.
From Houston they went to Seguln.
where Mr. Millett died In 1S53.
Mrs. Millett had four sons In the Civ-
il war. one of whom. Leon Id as Mil-
lett, was killed.
Mrs. Millett Is survived hy three
sons and two daughters. They nre
("apt. Eugene Millett of Arizona.
Alonzo Millett of San Antonio. Hi-
ram Millett of New Mexico. Mrs. H.
N. Smith of Fort Worth and Mrs. E.
R. Lnne of Millett.
The fnneral was held from Travis
Park Methodist church with Inter-
ment In Cltv Cemetery No. 1.
Woodland, Cal., Feb. 4.—South-
bound Southern Pacific train No. 2&
was wrecked yesterday morning one
and one-half miles north of Dunnl-
gan. probably by a broken rail. Ex-
press Messenger Charles F. Farles
was killed and his assistant, A.
Smith, was slightly Injured. Several
passengers were badly shaken up.
The express messenger killed, was
the hero of two hold-ups and three
wrecks. He distinguished himsell
recently in a hold-up in Oregon,
when the robbers dynamited the ex-
press car, by sticking to his post of
duty and holding the robbers off
with a shotgun.
PRESS PROGRAM COMMITTEE.
Collin County Represented on Pro-
gram and in Delegation.
The McKlnney Elks have issued
invitations to a Masquerade danct
at their club rooms St. Valentine s
clay, February 14, the grand march
beginning at 0 p. m. It is stated
that all Elks, their families and
friends are invited to be present.
Music is to be furnished by the
Black and Tan Orchestra.
DEATH OF INFANT.
The Baby Daughter of At Kamho
Mattle May, the two months old
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. At
Rambo, died Thursday night at S: 1 r
o'clock. The interment took place
at Pecan Grove cemetery Friday af-
ternoon. We extend condolence to th
Cotton Mills Pay.
As the colonel and I were riding
across the country in Missouri In
buggy we came along to where
tall, stout woman was standing at
the gate and asked her If she would
favor ub with a drink of water. She
brought some from the spring In a
*ourd, and then we noticed that her
nose was much swelled and one of
her eyes was turning black,
"Yes. I got a bit damaged," s'ue
explained as she threw away the lit-
tle water left In the gourd.
"All families have their misunder-
standings," remarked the colonel
with a smile.
"O, this was no family difficulty.
We are newcomers In this locality.
My husband Is full of sass, but a lit-
tle feller and can't lick nobody. He
does the sasslng. and when a man.
comes here to lick him, I'm the one*
does the fighting."
"And can we take It tnat you hav
just been eugaged In such a con-
"You can. sir. Did you meet a
hefty looking man back there a mile
"Why, we saw a man with a
bloody nose and a mussed up look
sitting on a log by the roadside.
We asked him about Carson's Cor-
ners, but he seemed too ill to re-
"He was here to lick Samtny
about two hours ago. I tackled him
right on this* spot. He was game,
but I made him holler In the end."
"And so—so you are the fighter?"
asked the colonel, as he picked up
"Well, as I said, we are newcom-
ers to this locality, and I've had to
lick sixteeu of the neighbors to
show 'tin that we've come to stay.
There ain't but two left, and as soon
as I've warmed up I reckon we'll
settle down solid and be at peac
with all mankind.—Cincinnati En-
Don't I*ut Off
The program committee of the
Texas Press Association met in Dal-
las Monday. Walter B. Wilson,
Sumner Lnnsdale. F. Carlle Thomp-
son and Clarence Urban, all news-
paper men of Collin county, are on
the program. Editor Harrison of
the Fnrmersvllle Times and Editor
Thompson of the Piano Star-Cou-
rier, nre delegates to the National
Editorial Association convention,
which rnwts at Jamestown, Va., lit
The Bonham cotton mill is figur-
ing on making further additions to
its plant. Additions were made
[about a year ago. The Denison cot-
ton mill Is still Installing new ma-
chinery and adding to its capacity.
All of which demonstrates that cot-
ton mills can be made to pay in
Texas when they are run by men
who anderstand the business. Tin
bulk of the Texas cotton crop should
be converted Into the finished prod-
uct right here in Texas and the day
Is going to come when It will bjj.—.
K. of Ps. at Commerce.
The Knights of Pythias of Com-
merce gave a very elaborate ban-
quet Tuesday evening, about 200
Knights and their ladles being pres-
ent. This Is the home lodge of Dr.
PeJernett, former Grsnd Chancellc
of Texas. Dr. DeJernett and several
locsl Knights made sddresses. May-
or Tom W, Perkins was present and
delivered an address upon Pythian-
Ism. It was a great social event
and will long be remembered by all
We received a most enjoyable vis-
it from Mrs. Charles Snyder of Rhcn
Mills, nncl eleven-year-old twins.
Enrl nnd Emma. She renewed foi
The Democrat-Gazette till Feb.
We regret to learn of the feeble
health of her respected husband who
rarely ever gets away from home
now. "Uncle" Charlie Snyder and
his wife are two of the most clever,
hospitable people we ever met In
their home. We are pained to learn
through Mrs. Snyder of the critical
Illness of Sam Lemons, one of hei
nenrest neighbors and an excellent
Editor Democrat-Gazette, McKln-
ney. Texas. Dear Sir—Please find
enclosed postoffice money order for
$1.75 for which send me The Demo-
crat-Gasette and the Dallas News
the coming year, and oblige. Yours
B. M. CHAMBBR8.
Quite a number of gnod Collin
county people, who caught the West-
ern fever and "went \Wst" are re-
turning. This is only as we said it
would be. Gentlemen, old Collin is
mighty good to stl' k to. Of course,
we have been "up against the real
thing" for two or three years, but
everything is going to come out all
right yet. It will, snve. McKln-
Welcome to everyone who will re-
turn. "As long as the light holds
out, etc."—McKlnney Examiner.
The Court of Criminal Appeals at
Dallas has affirmed the case of the
State vs Jim Elllston. In which a
conviction on a charge of violating
the local option law, was secured In
county conrt here last year.
until tomorrow what you can do
today. If you are suffering from a.
torpid liver, or constipation, don't..
wait until tomorrow to get help..
Buy a bottle of Herblne and get that
liver working right. Promptness
about health saves many sick spells.
"Mrs. Ida Gresham, Point, Texas,
writes: "1 used Herblne In m>
family for six years, and find it does
all It claims to do. Sold by Smith
The manager of nn oifice had ad-
vertised for an office boy. In conse-
quence he was annoyed for an hour
by a straggling line of boys of all
sizes, claiming various accomplish-
"Well," he said to a late appli-
cant, "l suppose you can read any-
thing, and write anything, and fig-
ure a little, and use the typewriter
a little, and—" /
"N'aw!" interrupted the boy. "If
1 could do all them things, I'd strike
yer fer yer own Job. I ain't noth—
in' but nn office boy."
He got the position.—Bohemian.
should be sunshine in the house,
and will be If you give it White's
Cream Vermifuge the best worm
medicine offered to Buffering hu-
manity. This remedy is becoming
the permanent fixture of all house-
holds. A mother with children,
can't get along without n bottle of
White's Cream Vermifuge In the
house. Sold by Smith Bros.
A DAILY THOt JHT.
County Poll Tax Receipts.
Total number of connty poll tax
receipts Issued by Tax Collector W.
T. Moore and force, at the close of
business January 31, as Just foot-
ed up, is '316.
To persevere Is one's duty, and to
be silent Is the best answer to cal-
For driving out dull bllllour
Ing, strengthening the appetl4
Increasing the capacity of t1
for work. Prickly Ash B*
Mhi'nnnui HI i # iif"- if ii i nnupt^ ii
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