The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 24, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 21, 1907 Page: 1 of 12
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McKLNNKY, COLLIN COUNTY, TbXAM, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY, 21, L>o7.
VOL. 21. NO. J*.
President J. Li Strickland qf thfa
Texas Tructlou company hn put hla
signature tu an Issue of ^3,000,000
of first mortgage bonds on the Sher-
man-Dallas lnterurbnn Electric Kail-
way. The deed of tru«t was execut-
ed Rome weeks ago and temporary
bonds Issued, until the permanent
bonds could be lithographed and ex-
There are 3,000 of the bonds of
the denomination of $1,000. They
have been taken by the Old Colony
Trust Company of Boston. All the
transaction lacks of being complete
Is the signature of one of the officer*
of the Trust company to the bonds.
"Two million dollars of the pro-
ceeds of the bonds will be used to
construct and equip the road, ana
the remaining one million will be
reserved for the construction of
branch roads, whlo'a are In contem-
plation," said President Strickland.
' The road has been located froiu
Sherman to a point within seven
miles of Dallas," continued Presi-
dent Strickland. "We have definite-
ly decided upon the route through
Plabo and Richardson. During the
coming week we expect to be able
to announce the route Into Dallas.
It will be either McKlnney avenue
or on Bryan street.
We shall push the construction of
the road, and endeavor to have It
completed and In operation by the
end of thlB year."
ARRANGE FOR . PIONEER CITIZEN PROCEEDINGS OF RIME BURNED
1 SUMMER NORMAL PASSES AWAY DISTRICT COURT Al VINEL/.N
Meeting of Board of Visitor* ol
The firs? social session of the
Board of Visitors of Jones Academy
was held with Mrs. L. A. Scott Fri-
day evening and proved highly prof-
itable, interesting and enjoyable.
There was a most instructive discus-
sion of the trend of educational sen-
timent, led by Prof. F. G. Jones,
Prof. Jones is recognized as one of
the most progressive Instructors of
the State, imbued with a deep love
for his noble profession and the val-
us of p.uch an Institution as that
which he directB can hardly be over-
Mrs. Scott, as is alwayB the ease
at her hospitable home, proved a
most gracious hostess and added
much t® the pleasure of all present.
Rrefres*.. ng grape Juice was served
the guests. This was the beginning
of a series of social meetings to be
held by the Board.
At a tseetlng of the faculty of the
Collin County Summer Normal in
this city Saturday afternoon, it wan
decided to begin the normal Jurit.
24 ut the Central school building,
the terln continuing six weeks. The
regular work closes July 30 and the
examinations then begin and con-
tinue three days, the normal closing
The assignment of the faculty and
subjects is as follows:
C. J. Denton, Wylle, conductor,
mathematics and physical science.
C. T. Walker. Piano, English and
E. O. Brown, McKlnney, History,
methods and management.
Additional teachers will be sup-
plied as needed. Prospects ar*
bright for one of the most largely at-
tended and sur^essful normals in the
history of Collin county.
F. M. Collingsworth. a«ed seventy-
eight yearn, dl«d yesterday at his
home seven miles west of Piano, of
paralysis. He was an old settler of
' Collin county, having been a hJ'-dil*
esteemed citizen of the county f
I over thirty years. The - interment j
| took place at the family burying
i ground In that community at
o'clock this afternoon. Prof. .1 M.
I Collingsworth of Enloe, a nephew of
j the deceased, and Miss Maggie Col-
lingsworth, a grand niece, went j
| down today to attend the fuueral.
JOHN G. CHAM 11 El IS WONOHED.
MONUMENT TO WOMEN.
Throckmorton Camp Appoint* Com-
mlttw—Oood Meeting Sunday.
Brother of B. E. Chambers Receives
Nomination at Durant.
DEATH OF MRS. SKATES.
Remains Brought Here and Interred
^ at Milllgan Cemetery.
The remains of Mrs. S. C.. Skates
who died at her home In NoTan
county, near Trent, were brought
here on tbe 1:15 train Saturday,
/j and was taken to the Milllgan cem-
etery where the Interment took place
f jR 3 o'clock, the aervb.es being nsm-
ducted by Eld. Jolva McKlnney of
this city. Mrs. Skates was seventy-
three years of age and formerly re-
slded near IlHnols school house in
this: county. She was the mother -oi
l II. Blankemhlp, residing Just east
of town, and of Mrs. W. G. Blutrk-
enshlp of this <447. She was a lady
of many most admirable qualities
and her death la deeply deplored by
all. We extend condolence to tht,
1'rof. John H. Adamson of Little
J. W. Throckmorton Camp No.
109 U. C. V., held its usual first
Sunday meeting at tbe court hous*
Sunday afternoon. Dr. W. T. Moore,
commander, presided. C. H. Lakv,
adjutant, kept the minutes.
Minutes of previous meeting were
read and approved. The following
comrades were reported sick and
wounded: Capt. J. W. Pafford, very
sick; Pahl Healey, arm broken.
On motion, Comrade E. W. Klrk-
patrick was appointed to addres*^
letters to Miss Kate Daffan, express-
ing our sorrow on the death of hex
father: to Capt. W. N. Bush a lettei
of sympathy on account of his phys
leal condition, and to Capt. Pafforo
and Comrade Healey, letters of sym-
Motion was made that a commit-
tee of three be appointed to confer
with the Daughters of the Confed-
eracy In refenrence to giving an en-
tertainment for the purpose of rais-
ing funds for the erection of a mon-
ument In Texas in honor of the Wo-
men of the Confederacy. The com-
mittee appinted is composed of E.
W. Kirkpatrick, C. H. Lake and
Capt. T. M. Scott.
There being no further business
meeting adjourned until the first
Sunday in March. W. T. MOORB,
C. H. LAKE, Commander.
In the democratic primaries held
at Durant, in the new state of Okla-
homa, yesterday, John G. Chambers,
brother of R. E. Chambers of this
city, was nominated for City Assess-
or and Collector by 56 plurality over
four opponents. This is equivalent
to an election, as the opposition par-
ty made no nominations.
TWO MORE FIRES.
The cases of the State vs. Bill
Eller, Harvey gkaggs and Eldrtdge
Craven, all charged with burglary,
were continued in district court u -
day. A motion to quasi) the indict-
ment in tli«' Kill Eller case was over-
ruled by Judge Pearson, . .
• • • •
Ca.se Not Dismissed.
In a previous report of the court
proceedings it was stated that the
case of the State vs. S. P. Ku.vken-
dall, charged with forgery, had been
dismissed. The caBe was continued
instead of dismissed.
A divorce was granted Friday In
the suit of 1). W. Sldwell vs. E. A.
• * * * *
The jury for the week was dis-
charged by Judge PearBon Friday.
The residence of Tom Scott and
wife at Vlneland was destroyed by
Hre yesterday afternoon, togother
with near) all the contents. The fire
is supposed to have originated from
defective flue and spread with great
rapidity, the home and household
goods soon being in ashes. The total
loss is about $1000, with about $:!.r>0
In New Vork it Is Six Times That
Total of Four Alarms Yesterday and
Four fire alarms were turned in
| yesterday and last night, all being
I caused by burning grass. In addi-
j tion to the two mentioned In yester-
f day's paper, an alarm was turned
in from R. A. Abernnthy's wood yard
| on West Tucker street, late yester-
j day afternoon, and at 9 o'clock last
i night an alarm was turned in from
the residence of J. C. Rhea on North
College street, the high board fence
running north from the residence
being In flames. In each instance
the Are department made a quick
run to the scene and there was but
Sunday School Organized.
DONATION TO FIREBOYS.
| Rev. F. M. Brown of this city
| preached Sunday at Woodlawn ai
j the morning hour. In the afternoon
J he gave a Sunday school lecture and
! organlted a Bundrty school. C. C.
j Stone waR elected superintendent
and Mrs. Bettie Roylston secretary
Rev. Brown will be at Sralf gchoo.
house next Sunday at 11 o'clock in
connection with Rev. Abe Enloe.
Chief McKlnney Makes Public Ijet-
ter With Contribmtion.
Enjoyable Valentine Party.
Prof. John S. Adamson of Little
R ck. Ark., lectured at the court
hwuse Sunday afternoon on "Mother
th* greatest character in the worll.'
Prwl'. Adamson Is an able yonng man
and gives promise of a successful
career as a lecturer, lie will prob-
ably deliver another lecture here In
the coarse of two weeks.
Chief Johnny McKlnney makes
public the following self-explana-
tory letter, accompanying a donation
of $10 to the McKlnney fire depart-
ment, and for which sentltneirt and
contribution he extends hearty
thanks on behalf of all <*he Are
• * • • *
McKlnney, TeXnR, Feb. B.—Chief
J. S. McKlnney, City. T>mr Sir—
We cannot find words to expresB our
thanks and appreciation for the
prompt response oT yon -and youi
gallant fire fighters In answer to
the alarm sent In from our house
last evening. Your alacrity show-
ed your Interest In onr behalf and
we appreciate yoar prompt atten-
tion to the cal, bnt rejolcc that th*
blaze was no greater. A-s a slight
token of our appreclatlcm of yout
quick, ready and willing response,
please accept my check enclosed for
$10. Very truly and respectfully.
•*- Jas. C. Rhea nnd Family.
j The Ladies Aid Society of the
Second Ward of the Flmt Baptist
! church gave a valontlnb party at the
j home of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Kirk-
patrick yesterday afternoon and eve-
i itlng. Quite a number were present
during the afternoon and night, r«>
, freBhments of cream and cake were
1 served, a nice program of music ami
I itecltatlons was rendered, and the oc-
casion proved very enjoyable.
I ^ —1 ;
The White Grtfin & Milling Com-
pany, composed ef W. B. Harrison
and John White dissolved partner-
ship on the 2 5th day of Janaary,
1907, and John White has assvmed
all debts and liabilities of said ■com-
W. B. HARRISON,
J. M. MTHITE,
The home spirit In New York City-
has already been bo shattered by the
grandiose hotel that 41 per cent of
the so-called "fashionablea" now re-
side in these bewildering ceravansa-
ries in preference to dwelling be-
neath their own vine and fig tree.
The latest edition of the "Social
Register" shows that 5,000 families
in New York City with wealth and
aristocratic pride have given up their
private homes to live In hotels. An
export who has studied the hotel
business in every principal country
of two hemispheres says that New
York cares for three times as many
persons in hotels as does London,
six times as many as does Paris, and
ten times as many as does any other
city that can be named. There are
136 large flrstclass hotels in Man-
hattan alone, more than 300 includ-
ing the smaller ones, and, at the rate
of construction at present the cal- I
eulation has been made that within
twenty years there will be on Man-
hattan Island alone 386 hotels of
•100 rooms each, or of greater size.
Cradled wherever it may have i
been, the hostelry art has surely '
found its home In the American me-
tropolis, an one needs no further fig- |
ures than those just given to furnish
expltnation of the amazing evolution j
of the hotel In New York City. With j
a floating population each day rang- j
ilig from 75,000 to 185,000, accord-
ing to the railroad passenger ae- ;
countant*. for the various seasons 1
of the year, there is little wonder
that New York has become the city
of the earth most conspicuous for its
Tbs> word "palace" has been ap- ;
pliei to hotels since the memory of ,
mat runneth not to the contrary, I
and a good naturod world has al-
ways accepted it as jestfuJ hyperbo-
le But, the New York conception
«d a hostelry has become a creation,
ix the description of which "palace"
becomes a feeble misnomer.—Suc-
Class in Physics Visits Office of Dr.
•I. A. Caldwell.
Following an annual custom, the
class in Physics at the McKlnney
High school, accompanied by Super-
intendent J. H. Hill and Mrs. Bet-
tie Beverly, teacher in the High
school department, visited the office
of Dr. J. A. Caldwell one day this
week and witnessed a demonstra
tion of his various electrical and
other machines. They were shown
the big static machine, which fur-
nishes power for various instruments
and contrivances, including a splen-
did compressed air machine, shown
the wonderful X-rays, the
violet ravs, the fencine
light, the Crooks tube for the a-
rays, the Ozone machine, condensed
hot air machines, and many wonder-
ful electrical surgical instrumment*.
with which, by means of small but
strong lights, a large portion of the
interior of the human body may be
plainly viewed. This office is one of
the most conveniently arranged and
heat equipped in the state, and the
visit of the pupils and their inspec-
tion of the wonderful machines and
electrical contrivances, will prove ot
incalculable benefit to them in their
IMPROVEMENTS IN OFFICE.
New Quarters Fitted Out on Par
With Best in Country.
Additional improvements are be-
ing made in the office of Dr. E. L.
Burton upstairs in the Foote house.
Since Dr. Burton has moved to his
new quarters he is fitting up one of
the best arranged and most complete I
offices to be found anywhere. It is I
equipped with the very latest and
most improved instruments and j
electrical contrivances, including an >
electrical machine which has no sti
perior in the South and which fur- j
nishes power, with different attach- I
ments, for local treatment of diseas-
es of the ear, eye, nose and throat,
bloodless, painless operations in j
these organs, and for many other
purposes. Dr. Burton is recognized !
as one of the most skillful and j
successful specialists in the state,
and while this mention of his office '
will come as a surprise to him. tl*
scribe having dropped in on an en-
tirely different mission, yet thu writ-
er feels that it is but slmpla justice
that mention be made of this ele-
gant and splendidly equipped office,
which is a credit not only to McKln-
ney and Collin county, bnt to the en-
Finn for Kasi Collin.
The remains of the late Mrs. W.
T Barnes, who died Feb. 11th at
Decatur .Wise county, arrived on thi
9. 15 northbound Houston and Ttsxaa
Central train Wednesday, and were,
taken to the home of Rev. J. A. Mc«
Cluskey on North Sherman at root
and kept until today and then takot*
to Milligan graveyard, five milots
east of town, for internment by the
side of three children who had pre-
ceded her to the home beyond.
Mrs. Barnes was born In Ken-
tucky, being 37 years, 2 months and
IS days old at her death. She waa a
Miss Tennessee R. Sheckles and waa
married Aug. 23, 1KSS In Kentucky.
In IS90 Mr. and Mrs. Barnes moved
to Texas and for fifteen years lived
east of McKlnney—thirteen of
which they lived on the land of Col.
Aaron Coffey or this city. But ow-
ing to declining health of Mrs.
Barnes they moved to Wise county
in the fall of 1905. For awhll«
some relief was experienced, which
did not prove to be permanent ana
after much suffering she found relief
only in death.
The deceased was a devoted Chrta-
tian from early girlhood and was*
willing and anxious eo go, only re*
Kretting to leave behind her chil-
dren and faithful husband. She watt
a member of Jacob Routh Baptist
church, four miles east of McKlnney.
and it was at her request that he*
body be brought back to that churcfc
and services be held by her former
pastor. Rev. W. H. Dunn of Altoga,
and her remains laid to rest by tl)
side of three deceased children ltt
the Milligan graveyard. These re-
quests were faithfully carried out by
the husband, who was accompanied
on the sad Journey back to their old
home by his five children—Cora,
Tilinan, Vlnnie, Mattie and CJertle
Tennessee, the youngest about, threo
years old. A niece, Miss Etta
Barnes, daughter of Sam Barnes of
Princeton, who had been visiting
them, also came in with the sorrow-
stricken immediate family. Besides
the husband and children, the de-
ceased is survived by one half
brother, .!. A, Sheckles, and two half
sisters, Mrs. Ida Wright and Mrs. Ju-
lia Thrasher, all of Shipley county.
Kentucky. The Democrat-Oazette
and Dally Courier-Gazette Join the
many other Collin county friends in
extending sympathies to the bereav-
TALK UPON fiOGD ROADS.
Improvement of Public Higlwajm
Discussed at Waxahachle.
IN NEW QUARTER*.
Improvement* in Office.
The diamond recently lost by
Jack Stiff was found Saturday at
the rink by Cleveland Choate. who
returned it to its owner and received
the reward of $20 offered for Its re-
covery. It Is needless to say that
both owner and finder feel better.
Sunday was a most beauttrul day,
nnd many of our people were out
driving. McKlnney has more fine
teams and turn-outs than any city
of similar site In Texas. Thin on.
- fovvn alo't Vary low on anjr old
The White drain Company Opens a
Dra. J. W. anfl W. Todd Lnrgent
are having some nice Improvements
made In their offive on North Ken-
tucky Btreet, adding atlll more to
Its attractiveness. These popwlar
physicians have one of the nb*«st
and most conveniently arranged of-
fices In thl* section .and enjoy a
large and lucrative practice.
John M. White who has purchased
the Interest of W. B. Harrison In the
White (Jrnln & Milling Company,
hns opened a large and elegant office
upstairs over the DeArmond build-
ing on the north Bide of the square.
This company also maintains a
branch company in the office, known
as the American Grain Company, in
charge of H. H. Hoffman. Mr.
White started In the grain busnless
in McKlnney some ten years ago,
and two years ago purchased an In-
terest In the Ware corn mill east of
the railroad, now purchasing tht.
remaining Interest. He Is enterpris-
ing and energetic, a young man of
excellent bualness qualifications, and
we wish him continued success.
fibtck From Market.
j L___i I
W. H. Matthews, of the firm of
Matthews Bros., who with his broth-
er, P. C- MutthewB, of Ennis, has
boen In the Eastern markets, arriv-
ed home last night. He was accom-
panied by Mrs. Matthews who has
been visiting relatives In Groes-
beck during ihs absence.
Improvement* In Store.
Rhea A Scott are having a hand-
some steel celling constructed In
their store and are having an upper
deck constructed In the rear of the
establishment, to be used as a wall
Tom W. Perkins announces In this
Issue for re-electi-wn to the office of
mayor of McKinnei for a second
term. During his first term Mr.
Perkins and our eBcient hoard of al-
dermen have loifhed well sifter the
city's interests. PcogreBs has been
made In sidewalk building. Anew
brick walk has lieti constructed to
the depot, lights have been placed In
at tlie depot by the railroad, city
i'lght plant completed, the city now
fcsivinK more than Thirty large street
lights scattered ovw Its streets, wa-
terworks have ben extended and fur-
i fihrr improvements are in conk-mpln-
; Men for the waterwtrrks and tflectric
. liRbt plant and for the pavement of
fbe public square nnd streets t«> the
i dejiot. It was through Mr. Perkins
inflaence largely that the State Fire-
men's meeting was secured for Mc-
Klnney, which meets here May 0.
7 and Kth nnd the McKlnney Fire-
men mude him chairman of the fi-
nance committee for them and he
and Marshal Johnle McKlnney have
raised over $1200 subscription for
the entertainment of the city's vis
itors on that occasion. City taxes
have not been increased and harmo-
ny prevails between all branches of
the municipal government. Mr. Per-
kins is snxious for your support for
a second term and will appreciate
four vote at the approaching city
Section April second.—"McKlnney
A large number ef turke\s were
|sold here the past week. J. P.
Selgler sold 30 which brought $47.-
| 50, an average of 11.58 a head. C.
O. Burhett probably had the best lot.
| He had 32 head, mixed, which
brought him $53.S9, an average of
$1.G8. Twenty-wie of these were
gobblers and brought $4 2.33, an av-
erage of $2.01 per head. One of
these gobblers weighed 38 1-2
pounds and brought $3.27. Willis
Jean sold 18 turkeys which brought
him $34.34, making an average of
$1.91. The car which was shippen
Tuesday contained 337 turkeys
This makes the second car for. Cof-
fey Bros, since January 1st, besides
they haTe localed out some 700
hundred, making something over
2000 head they have handled.—Far-
Dr. J. J. Rogers, Capt. Harve
Nichols and Col. Pat Rutherford,
all pomlnent citizens and Woodmen,
were In the city Sunday en route to
Dallas, where they went to see
about the meeting of the Woodmen
of the World In Dnllas In March.
The Farmersville team, of which
Capt. Harve Nichols Is captain, wli,
contest for the state prlxe, and we
hope they will win. Fine bunch ot
Waxahachie, Tex.. Feb. 19.—A
good roads meeting was held in
Waxahacnie Saturday afternoon and
the matter of improving the high-
ways of the county was informally
discussed. Judge O. E. Dunlap.
president of the Citizens' National
Bnnk, spoke on the necessity of bet-
ter roads. Olney Davis of Palno
told of some of the results obtained
in C lllln county by using the split
log drag. Col. JnmeB S. Davis, pres-
ident of the County Good Roads Aa
mm iatlon, has agreed to have a split
log drag constructed .and will pr«
s< nt it to any precinct that will give
it a thorough trial.
MORE HONOR FOR <X)LUMRU .
Decided Greater Credit Belongs to
Him Than to Washington.
An interesting debato wns held
by the Debating Society of the North
Ward school Friday afternoon, on
the subject, "Resolved that Colum-
bus deserves more honor for dis-
covering America than Washington
for freeing the United States." Tho
affirmative speakers were Lyman Da-
vis and Henry Hynds: the negative
speakers Griffith Hunter and Low
Wilmeth. Decision was rendered
in favor of the affirmative. Edward
Estes presided as president of the
society, which is taking much inter-
est In the debates.
Charley Spradley was here from
Allen Saturday and paid this offlce
a pleasant call.
Are you In the marnet for a mon-
ument? If so, write or phone
Claude Bell and he will call at your
home and let you select from his
many pretty designs which he has
always got what you want In a mon-
ument or any other fixtures yo«t
moy need for your lot. Represent-
stive of J. W. Gooch A Co., W'ioo,
Texas —CLAUDE BULL. Phona ICS,
McKlnney, Taxaa. CUtw
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