The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 24, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 14, 1907 Page: 1 of 12
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fl.OO l'EH YEAR.
McKINNKY, COLLIN OODNTY, TKXAS, THI ItSDAY, FEI1IU 4KV, II. ; M>7.
VOL. Ml, NO. Si.
ON POSTAL RAiES
Following la the bill introduced
by Congreaaman Randell providing
4'or the transmission and delivery of
semi-weekly and trl-weekly newa-
papers through the mails in the
same manner and at the same rate
of postage as weekly newspapers:
Be It enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
Vnited States in Congress assem-
That semi-weekly and tri-weekly
newspapers shall be transported and
delivered through the malls in the
s«mo manner and at the same rate
of postage as Is or may be the regu-
lation pr rate of postage applicable
to weekly newspapers.
WITH THR ATHE.*EUM.
Interesting .Mooting of the
School Literary Hoclety.
The Literary Society of the Mc-
Kinney High school met In open
They were greeted by a large and
appreciative audience, an audience
who had been through the pleasant
retreatB of the Platonists, the Ly-
ceums, the Stoics and the Epicure-
ans of grund old Athens, and had
quaffod the knowledge of mind and
body and who were in sympathy
with the well chosen, classical ad-
dress of the president, Milton Nen-
ney, as he depicted the object and
the trend of the Atheneum, the
highest models which the world
should emulate the land "Where
the golden gardens glow."
Miss Elizabeth Emerson artfully
follows the course of a caterpillar
aud "amongst these leaves she made
Will Smith, In thundering tones,
satirically treated the audience to
llark Antony's oration.
"That the pen ia mightier than
the sword" was ably handled by
Hugh Hynds and Coy Stockard, af-
firmative and Henry Barlow and
Jared Clark negative. Fine points
were "That swords were obsolete."
That in point of high education
military schools are being relegated
to the dim past and as in Sparta
and Athena, mind predomination
over brute force." That great war-
riors—Caesar, Napoleon and the
English kings have been more Im-
mortalized by the bards than by
military achievements. That the
sword is the strongest for It is al-
ways the last resort, etc.
The Judge decided in favor of the
Amber Whoeler gave an Interest-
ing talk showing the helpfulness of
a literary society and urging that
individual effort should be made in
behalf of the Atheneum.
Last the (weakly) editorials by
Moxle Craus; the editor s.'read be-
fore the audience a great ieet re-
vealing the "news" and proceeded
to read. Much talent was display-
ed and it la safe to predict a success-
ful Journalistic career fir him, his
editorials are sharp and pithy, Inter-
spersed with enough ginger to keep
up a lively interest. Some startling
facts were revealed.
Long live the Atheneum and may
the stars and stripes wave from her
Acropolis when theae boys have
passed out of her sacred walla *nd
have entered Into the Justice halls
of life, or have returned to the
"The expanse and cloudless shines
with purest day
There the Inhabitants divine rejoice
As Mrs. Alexander and sister,
Mlas Chipman of Weston, were driv-
ing to this city Saturday, when
within about two miles of town.
Miss Chipman whs accidentally shot
by one of several boys who were
hunting In a field near the road.
Several bird shot took effect In her
left wrist, and the dash board was
peppered with the shot. Miss Chip-
man who was driving, dropped the
lines and the horse ran a short dis-
tance until stopped by Mrs. Alexan
der who quickly seized them. The
ladles drove on to this city where
the wound received medical atten-
tion. The Injury though quite
painful, Is not considered serious.
GOOD KO.tDS MEETING.
A Good and 1'rotHablc Meeting Wiu*
Held in Wylle.
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock a
good roads meeting was held In the
city hall, and the subject of good
roads was the object of the meeting.
The meeting was called to order
by Dr. J. F. Butler who presided.
Dr. Butler first called upon P. Q.
Russell to make an address to the
meeting. Mr. Russell responded.
He stated that Judge Church and
Commissioner Christie were at his
place the day before. That he had
carried them over some of the roads
and to the Hogge bridge. He said
that our Judge and Commissioner
had assured him that they would
do all In their power to repair the
roads and wanted the co-operation
of these people. That the county
was short on finances and it was
necessary for the citizens to take
some action In the matter in order
to give the roads the work that waa
H. R. Chaddlck was of the opin-
ion that a great deal of tressell
work was necessary In the bottoms
before certain sections could be
much Improved. He said the county
needed the assistance of the peo-
ple, and the people should render
R. Jackson made a motion that a
committee of five be appointed by
the chair to confer with the commis-
sioners and county Judge, and that
they also should solicit, money and
labor. This motion was carried and
the chair appointed P .Q. Russell,
R. Jackson, V. Gallagher, E. B.
Merchant, De Lewis. A motion was
made to Include Dr. T. O. Staples
and H. R. Chaddlck to the list which
Mr. Russell was of the opinion
that the people of his section would
donate fully fifty more days of
work with teams. The committee
was Instructed to attend the County
God Roads convention and the meet-
I*urcha es Handsome Residence.
S. D. Dohoney lias sold his hand-
some residence In the southern part
of town to Alderman Giles McKln-
Fatal Quarrel Over Cards.
HACK FROM WASHINGTON.
S. Dickinson Returns From Trip
In Connection With Postoffice.
Natchez, Mlaa., Feb. 12.—George
Klllebrew, formerly a member of
tho local police force, was shot and
killed on the steamer Betsy Ann,
by Ralph N .Farrar, of Fayette.,
while the steamer was lying at a
landing down the river last, night.
The men quarreled over a game of
cards. Farrar was arrested.
At a preliminary examination be-
fore Justice of the Peace Bahan thla
afternoon Farrar was acquitted.
Eyewitnesses declared that Kllle-
brew was the aggressor.
KUlebrew's body was brought to
his home In this city.
A. S. Dickinson has returned
from Washington. D. C., where he
has been for some time on political
business. It. Is sfated that In the
To Arrange for Custom# House*.
DEATH OF YOUNG LADY FALLS FROM LAW ON C. 0.0. OEAUTIFUL DUE
COLLIN CITIZEN KAUAI} BRIDGE SHIPMENTS WEDDING OEM
Samuel Lemons, a substantial
young farmer, residing a mile and a
half east of Rhea Mills, died at
1.30 o'clock Sunday afternoon after
having been a sufferer for about
eight months from an abscess on the
lung. Mr. Lemons was thirty
years of age and was a native of
Tennessee, but had resided In the
Rhea Mills community for a number
of years. He was a member of the
Baptist church and was a highly es-
teemed young man. He Is survived
by his wife and three cht'dren The
Interment took place at the Walnut
Grove cemetery yesterday afternoon,
the services being conducted by Dr.
E. E. King of this city.
NEWSPAPER* RKFl'SE ADM.
An Unusual SfMM'tacle Owing to Scar-
city of Puper.
San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 11.—
The unusual spectacle of newspapers
refusing adverelsements and cut-
ting the news down to the very bone
Is being witnessed in San Antonio.
This Is due to the fact that ship-
ments of paper ordered fo? many
months have fulled to arrive, and
tho various local papers art unable
to borrow from other newspapers of
the State. because they, too, are
For several days the two after-
noon papers have been able to get
out only by exchanging large and
small rolls of papers with each oth-
er, and then, for fear of exhausting
the paper supply, have kept the edi-
tions down to as small a number o?
pages as possible. Today the Ex-
press actually refused advertise-
ments and the reading matter was
kept down as low as pos&ible. The
three newspapers here have several
cars of paper en route, but have
been unable to have them delivered.
Unless paper Is received within
the next three or four days the con-
dition will be very serious and four
page editions may be resorted to.
This has caused the publishers to be
very deeply lmpressel with the car
shortage and the freight blockade.
KING REX AT NEW ORLEANS.
Pageants of Mardi Gras Carnival
Witnessed by Thousands.
New Orleans, La., Feb. 12.—With
blue skies and the warm weather of
a May day glittering Mardl Gras
Carnival pageants were witnessed
by fully 200,000 persons yesterday.
Following the traditional custom.
Rex, King of the Carnival, arrived
via the Mississippi River In the af-
ternoon, and last night was given up
to Proteus and his Mystery Krewe.
With twenty gaudy floats, represent-
ing the Arabian Knights Tales, tho
masked band of Proteus paraded
the street?. The story Illustrated
was that of the realm of the Queen
of Serpents, the scenes Including
the glnnt, the strange fruit?, the Is-
land of apes and the castle of Jewels.
Following the street parade the
Krewe held Its annual masked ball
at the French Opera House, after
which came a general ball, partici-
pated In by both maskers and other
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Trueman H. Newberry, accompa-
nied by Mrs. Newberry, Mrs. Victor
the Navy; Chief Naval Constructor
H. Metcalf, wife of the Secretary of
Capt. Capps and Naval Aid to the
Secretary Vreeland arrived here yes-
terday. They were at once taken to
the yacht Mayflower, where they
will make their home for the next
Mrs. Maggie Hunter, daughter of
Wat us Pendergrass, residing just
north of town, accidentally fell from
the railroad bridge across East
Fork creek, three miles north of
town, Saturday, and was seriously
injured. She and her mother were
walking along the trestle work to-
ward the brldgu to join a group of
which a kodak picture was to he
taken, and just as she reached the
bridge she became dizzy and before
any one could reach her, she fell
from the bridge upon one of the sol-
Id rock abutments twelve feet be-
low, and thence to the ground. She
fell upon her left hip which was
broken. She was taken home and
medical assistance quickly summon-
ed to her relief, but she Is now in
a serious condition.
PLEASED WITH MEETING.
It. E. Smith Expresses Himself
on Collin Convention.
Sherman, Texas. Feb. 9.—Col. II.
E. Smith, president of the Texas
Good Roads association who has just
returned from McKlnne.v, where he
attende' the first meeting of the Col-
lin County Good Roads Association,
says he never saw people more en
thusiastlc than are the Collin coun-
ty people on the subject, of Rood
ronds. He says many ladies attend-
ed the meeting and the rural car-
riers of the county attended In a
body. Incidentally, he said, the car-
rier offered many wise suggestions
on the maintenance of good high-
Tile Line May Run Down South
T? has not been fully decided
whether the final survey for the
route of the Sherman-Dallas Inter-
urban. through the southern part of
the city, shall be along south Chest-
nut. or South Kentucky street. The
grading outfit Is busily at work
north of town. Tha camp was visited
by a large number of people from
For Rheumatic Sufferer!".
The quick relief from pain afford-
ed by applying Chamberlain's Pain
Balm makes It a favorite with suf-
ferers from rheumatism, sciatica,
lame back, lumbago and deep seated
and muscular pains. For sale by
Nluchwang. Feb. 12.—H. Kono-
valoff, Russian Commissioner of
course of the nexf eight or ten days customs, has gone to Harbin to ar-
there will very likely be some dis-
position of Uncle Sam'R "goods"
here for the next four years. Mr.
Dickinson brought back with him a
twenty months old baby girl from
the Foundling Asylum In Washing-
ton, whom he and his wife will
Feast of Fine Sausage.
range for the opening of custom-
houses along the Russian frontier at
once. The Japanese are said to he
causing a delay In the collection of
customs at Dalny until the port of
Nluchwang Is opened. In order to
save duty on shipments by Japa-
Ye editor waa recently aumptu-
ously feasted on fresh country sau-
sage by our old Bishop friend, Mcs.
Wm. Bishop, who gave us a sam-
ple large enough to last us several
meals. Mr. Bishop knows how to
make an editor happy.
Handsome Show Case.
The popular firm of McKlnney ft
Massle Is having constructed a spe-
cial glass show case in which to dis-
play their harness and other leather
goods. J. R. Padgltt, Tom Horn
Chester Tellent and J. M. Maxwell
are doing the work.
Death claims paid by the Texas
Mutual live Stock Insurance Associa-
tion through their agent, G. J. S.
Walker, in and around McKlnney,
in the last 30 days:
F M. Hill $300.
; Brown and Foster $300.
Texas Nursery Co., $100.
S. P. Coffey, $50.
Massle, Millar and Moore, $r>0.
A. Hudson, $20.
We pay all claims in full. See
; that your policy reads Texas Mutual.
—G. J. S. WALKER, Agent, wants
your business. l2-3tdwlt
Following is the full text of the
bill proposed by Representatives
Thompson, Maker, Sllllnian, Wither-
spoon, McKlnney, Terrell of Chero-
kee, Sperry and Briscoe, as amended
and passed by the House and Sen-
ate, designed to tax aud regulate the
C. O. D. liquor trade In Texas:
An act Imposing an aunual occu-
pation tax upon each office or place
kept and maintained by any person
firm or corporation In this State at
which intoxicating liquors legally
deliverable are delivered upon pay-
ment of purchase money therefor,
providing a penalty for failure to
pay such tax and declarnlg an emer-
Section 1. Be It enacted by the
Legislature of the State of Texas:
Any person, firm or corporation
doing business I11 this State shall,
at each afllce or place kept, operated
or maintained by such person, firm
or corporation at which Intoxicating
liquors legally deliverable are de-
livered upon payment of purchase
money therefor, commonly designat-
ed as shipments C. O. D., pay annu
ally for each office or place so kept
an annual occupation tux to the
State of Texas of five thousand dol-
lars. And any county or any incor-
porated city or town wherein such
office or place Is located may levy
an annual occupation tax upon such
person, firm or corporation herein
referred to for each of said offices,
not to exceed one-half of the amount
hereby levied by the State, such tax
to be due and payable annually.
Sec. 2. The maintaining or oper-
ating such office or offices, place or
places, by any person, firm or
corporation. In this State without
paying the occupation tax required
In Section 1 of this act shall sub-
ject such person, firm or corpo-
ration so operating and main-
taining such office or offices, place
or places, to pay to the State of Tex-
as the sum of flftw dollars, and to
the county and any Incorporated
city or town in which said offices or
places are located each the sum of
fifty dollars for each day such office
or offices, place or places, may be
maintained or operated and for each
office or place so operated, and the
State or county or any Incorporated
city or town may sue for and recov-
er either jointly or severally, each
the said sum, for each day I hat each
of said offices or places may be
maintained and operated without
prepayment of the aforesaid occupa-
Sec. 3. The fact that persons,
firms and corporations are doing an
extensive business in shipping and
delivering Intoxicating liquors In
this State at their various offices or
places on the payment of the pur-
chase money therefor, and are pay-
ing no occupation tax for such priv-
One of the most beautiful bomel
weddings iti the history of McKln-
ney took place at the residence of
Mrs. Ellen Kennedy on North Brad-)
ley street, at C o'clock Suturday
evening, when Mr. G. M. Alsup, and
Miss Hazel Kendall, g'-anddaughter
of Mrs. Kennedy, were married. Rev.
C. L. Dickey, pastor of the Cum-
berland Presbyterian church of this
city, officiating. In the beautiful
and impressive ceremony these two
hearts were carried, as it were,
from the bliss of two lovers' lives
and placed as one at the throne of
God. The Interior of the home had
been most appropriately decorated
for the occasion with palms and
flowers and the event was perfected
with n beautiful violin march by
•Miss Mazte Webb, and duriug the
ceremony the Flower Song, rendered
by Miss Webb, made the occasion
still more sweetly solemn and Im-
The groom Is the cashier of the
Continental Bank and Trust Com-
pany of this city and is a young man
of the highest integrity and splendid
business qualifications, held In the
highest esteem by all who know him.
The bride Is one of McKinney's
most refined and cultured young la-
dles whose friends are only limited
by lhe circle of her acquaintance.
We Join in extending congratula-
tions and best wishes and hope that
every promise of their auspicious
wedding day may be abundantly
Among those present from a dis-
tance were Rev. G. A. Alsup of Den-
ton; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Alsup and
Mrs. Roach of Weatherford, Mrs. W.
T. Kennedy and children, Clint and
Mildred of Allen: Miss Jula Vernon
and George Kendall of Charabers-
vllle, and J. C. Kennedy of Weston.
DISPERSAL OF 1HE NATIONS.
Interesting Lecture by Mrs. W. H.
(Tageft on This Subject.
Mrs. Clagett's Bible history class
at the Cumberland Presbyterian
Last Wednesday at 2 p. m. Mrs.
Clagett of Dallas met with her Bible
class at the Cumberland church.
The subject for the afternoon, "Tht
Dispersal of the Nations," wns moat
ably handled by the scholarly lend-
Genesis tenth and eleventh chap-
ters were read as the text, begin-
ning with the sons of Noah, Shem,
Ham and Japheth, showing that
through the line of Japheth and Co-
mer the Celts, Germans, the English
nnd Americans are descended. The
Jews are also considered descend-
ants of Japheth. Lognrmah, 11110th-
s, n of Japheth settled I11 Armenia
of the Dresent day. Magog Is the
liege, creates an emergency and an J progenitor if the Scythian* nnd
imperative public necessity for the ! |.nrtKrBi javan and Ellshah found
suspension of the constitutional homes In Greece. Larshlsh In Spain,
be read on ( |<itt|r in Italy and Cyprus, and
each house, j Oodslum In France. The sons of
Ham were Cusli, Mlzraim, Phut, and
rule requiring bills to
three several days in
and that this act take effect from
and after its passage, and It la so
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a Fa-
Hunting for Trouble.
Former Collin Citizen.
"I've lived in California 20 years,
and am still hunting for trouble In
the way of burns, sores, wounds, l
bolls, cuta, sprains, or a case of
idles that Bucklen's Arnica Salve
won't quickly cure." writes Charles
Wnlters, of Alleghany, Sierra Co. j
Xo use hunting. Mr. Walters: It
1 ures every ,-nse. Gu ran teed Smith
i Bros, drug sto.e. 25c.
"We prefer Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy to any other for our chll-
j iren," says Mr. L. J. Woodbury of
! Twining, Mich. "It has also done
the work for us in hard colds and
croup, and we take pleasure In rec-
ommending It." For Bale by Smith
Goes to Market.
John D. Allen of Grand Prairie,
Is visiting Ills brother, Joe Allen,
and family In McKlnney for a few
days and renewing acquaintances.
We wore the recipient of n pleasant
call from him. Mr. Allen formerly
lived at Foncir.e, from which place
he was our correspondent for sev-
eral years prior to leaving tho coun-
ty. Mr. Allen is an intelligent
young fellow whose departure from
the county wo greatly regret. His
parents. Mr. and Mrs. H. Allen, also
live at Grand Prairie now.
Sam Johnson Is here from Lancas-
ter slinking hnndn with his many
Collin county friends.
Neighbors Clot Fooled.
Mrs. W. E. Marshall has gone to
, N'ew York City to select a millinery
stock for the big dry goods eatab-
| Ushment of J. D. Stiff Dry Goods
Co. Mrs. Marshall Is one of the
moat successful milliners, and pop-
ular with the trade, that, can be
found in this or any other North
Canaan. Cusli founded the Ethio-
pian nation, Mlzraim the Egyptian,
and Phut and Canaan the Trubian,
Philistine and CanaanUiah peoples.
This lesson of unfamiliar names
opened new channels for Bible and
history students. Knowledge Is the
power Mrs. Clagett puts Into a Bible
The next meeting of the Bible
class will be held at the Cumber-
land church Wednesday the thir-
teenth at 2 p. m. The subject will
be Abraham, nnd the lesson chap-
ters are Genesis twelfth through the
Interested In Teton.
Tills May Interest You.
No one Is Immune from kidney
trouble, so Just remember that Fo-
ley's Kidney Cure will stop the ir-
reguiarltles and cure any case ot
kidney and bladder trouble that la
not beyond the reach of medlelns
I Smith Bros.
"I wns literally coughing myself
to death, and had become too weak
to leave my bed; and neighbors
predicted tlint I would never leave
It alive: but they got fooled, for
thanks be to God, I was Induced to
try Dr. King's New Discovery. It
took Just four one dollar bottles to
completely cure thee ough and re-
store me to good sound health,"
writes Mrs. Eva Uncapher, of Gro-
vertown, Stark county, Ind. This
King of cough and cold cures, and
healer of throat nnd lungs, Is guar-
anteed by Smith Bros., druggists
50c and 91. Trial bottle free. Sold
by Smith Bros.
Special Announcement Regarding
The National Pure Food and
We are pleased to announce that
Foley's Honey and Tar for coughs,
colds and lung troubles Is not affect-
ed by the National Pure Food and
Drug Law as It contains no opiates
or other harmful drugs, and we rec-
ommend it as a safe remedy for
children and adults. Smith Bros.
Richordfton A Rrewton
Lewis B. Colery of Springfield,
lllinnois, remits to have his name
enrolled on The Democrat-Gniette's
subscription list. He wants to know
more about Texas. He Is a nephew
of R. E. Moore of near Melissa who.
while 011 a recent vis.it to Illinois,
aroused n deeper curiosity in T^xa*
In the mind of his nephew. Glad to
enroll you Mr. Coley. The Demo-
crat-Gazette will corroborate Mr.
Moore, who If* one of Collin coun-
ty's very beat citizens -always con-
servative and reliable. Como to Tar-
as, Mr. Coley, and be convinced.
For Sale or Trad
Solicits your patronage; all good
barbers. Kind and nice treatment.
North side, McKlnney, Tex. dwtf
65 acres of land In Denton coua*
ty at $25 per acre; 2 small hottse*
50 acres in cultivation, balanee 1b
timber and grass pasture. Will trade
for McKlnney resident property. Cam
give possession next few days.—
Moors * Hlftht. 17-dflt wtf
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