The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 24, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 8, 1907 Page: 1 of 12
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McKIXNBV, o^iun COVNTY, TGX am, THURSDAY, AUGUST n, 11107.
The non-Jury docket was taken up
in district court Moiflluy.
The suit of the American Hosiery
Company vs. tilcn Stiff, (garnishee,
wes heard before Judge Pearson and
| judgment wuh rendered for the de-
The suit of Viola Foster vs. Wolby
Foster, for divorce, was heard.
Plaintiff was granted a divorce and
her maiden name, Viola Hay, was re-
p. H. R. Chaddlck of Murphy, R. A.
^McLarry of this city and J. N. San-
Strom of Anna, who were appointed
Jury commissioners by Judge Pear-
son, have entered on their work of
selecting the jurors for the next
terra of district court.
(jiving Whisky to Minor.
There was a plea of guilty before
Judge Church to a charge of giving
whisky to a minor, and a fine of $25
Mrs. Mary Crause of West Collin
was tried for lunacy before Judge
Church and a jury Monday, and was
Work Is steadily progressing on
the handsome brick church edifice
Jelng erected by Contractor J. IA.
rtln for the congregation of the
I'lrst uaptlst church. The concrete
foundations and brick pillars have
been completed and, work on the
brick walls has been commenced and
the flooring is being laid. The brick
work is In charge of Charlie Scott.
The contract for the handsome art
glass windows has been let to th*i
Jacoby Manufacturing Company of
St. Louis, represented by John A.
Andrews of Dallas. The windows
are to be of the best opalescent art
glass and will be very attractive as
well as durable. Contractor Martin
has the work In every department
going forward at a gratifying rate
and when completed this will be one
of the most elegaut and best equip-
ped church structures In Texas.
August, Tex., August 2—There
are now few more than 8,000 names
on the Confederals pension rolls of
Texas and the number continues to
grow, even the veterans are becom-
ing scarcer. It would be supposed
that the pension roll and the inmate
list of the Confederate Home would
have commenced to dwindle ere this,
but both are on the Increase. The
home Is always crowded to its cap-
acity with a fairly large waiting list
for vacancies, as a rule, are caused
by death. Owing to the feebleness
and poor physical condition of the
old men who enter the home the
death rate 1h comewhat largo. It Is
only this way that room Is made for
those next In line of admission.
There Is always an allowance
made for deaths and removals In
making the semiannual apportion-
ments of the pensions, when .no re-
adjustments occur, else the pensions
would be slightly smaller. It Ih
thought that If the present Increase
continues there will be 10,000 names
on the rolls In time, after which, It
is expected, there will be a gradual
decrease. This is a natural expecta-
tion, as the war ended forty-two
years ago, and the men were on an
average of 20 when they entered
the service, and many much older,
and some younger. According to
age caluculatlonB they will soon be-
gin to disappear rapidly and tho
pension roll will be reduced accord-
ingly, though the Individual amounts
will be increased proportionately to
the loss demand on the whole appro-
Not a few who apply for pen-
sions at this time are able to take
care of themselves, but seem to be
tinder the Impression that they are
entitled to pensions because they
were soldiers. One man made affi-
davit that he owned 2 10 acres of
land, thirty-six cattle and other
things of value. It Ik needless to
say he will get no pension. They
must be indigent.
FOR THE RIG COUNTY SINGING
RARY SHOW CONVENTION
Col. Jim Dock'.ns sayB that the
prospects for tho baby show to be
given at 1 p. m. on the last day of
the picnic, continue to grow bright-
er, and that Gov. Campbell and oth-
er distinguished visitors will be giv-
en an opportunity of seeing Just
what McKlnney and Collin county
can do when it comes to tine stock
of the genus homo.
Ue says that H. A. L. Greenwood
will present, as a special premium to
the prettiest girl baby, a beautiful
album to hold six or eight photos of
| a child at different ages, and a fine
photo of the winning baby will be
presented with the album,
R. W. Davenport will present, as a
, special premium to the finest look-
ing red headed boy baby, a beautiful
Japanese hand-painted plate.
, Col. Jim says there Is no doubt of
i It, the baby show this year Is going
to break the record for all North
Texas In the number and beauty of
the babies on exhibition.
AT POWER HOUSE
According to previous arrange-
ments; the Collin County Singing
j convention was held at Princeton
Friday, Saturday and Sunday and
held a very profitable session.
On account of rain the attendance
was not as good as was expected.
Nearly all the officers answered to
roll call. Too much cannot be said
In praise of the Princeton people
for their hospitality. It was simply
a treat to be with them.
The convention adjourned to
meet at Lucas Friday night after
the fourth Sunday In July 1908.
There will be a called session next
May, the place to be decided upon
by the executive committee. One of
the regrets of the convention was
the failure of Prof. D. W. Leigh to
be present, supposed to be on ac-
count of ill health. Officers elected
were as follows:
J. A. Taylor, president.
J. B. Stinson, vice president.
Miss Myrtle Cook, secretary.
Leo' Hunter, chaplain.
Will Sutherland, sergeant at
Miss Willie Wilson, organist.
Miss Maud Bowman, assistant or-
IM1HOVE.MENTS AT DAIRY.
T. L. Dins more Adds nn Arleator to
T. L. Dlnsmore, proprietor of the
City Dairy No. 1, Is always on the
alert for progress and Improvement
In 'his business. He lately added to
his equipment an Arleator which pu-
rifies and cools the milk before de-
, livery to the trae'e. It also tends to
remove any odor from alfalfa or any
other cause which might be in the
milk. Mr. Dinsmore has been dai-
rying fifteen years, but says he is
still learning. We predict that still
further success will attend Mr.
Dlnstrore's efforts in the Important
avocation which he is pursuing In
A big damage suit has just been
filed In the district clerk's office, for
trial at the next term of district
court, being the suit of T. J. Har-
ris vs. the Houston and Texas Cen-
tral Railway Company, damages for
personal Injuries, In the sum of $25,-
000. The plaintiff alleges that while
preparing to alight from a train ar
AJleu on the 2nd of July, he was, by
the sudden lurching forward of the
train, thrown under the coach which
ran over his hand and arm, causing
him to lose part of his hand and
inflicting other serious Injuries.
The name of R. C. Merritt appears
on the petition as attorney tor tho
Five additional car loads of ma-
terial have just been received at the
site for the power house of the Sher-
man-Dallas interurbun, consisting of
bridge timber, sand and gravel, ma-
terial and machinery for the power
house. It was intended to test the
water capacity of the artesian well
that has just been bored at. tho
power house site, but on account of
the rain this was postponed until to-
morrow. Material and machinery
are arriving right along now, and
work at the power house and iIoiik
the line of the Interurban, Is being
pushed steadily forward.
CULLEOKA \lFETING CM)HE.K.
Thliiy-Six Accessions to Church, All
Grow n Except Two.
The revival that has been conduct-
ed by itev. R. D. Shults at the
Christian church at Culleoka, closed
Wednesday. There were thirty-six
accessions to the church as a result
of the meeting, eight of whom join-
ed during the concluding service.
Of the total number all were adults
except two. One of the converts
baptized was sixty years of age.
Our good friend W. H. Callahan,
of the MIUlKau community, left a
beet,that Ib quite a curiosity, at The
Weekly Democrat-Gasette and Dally
Courier-Gazette office, it weighed
8 1-4 pounds on the Bcalts
at J. P. Dowoll's store and has
twelve tops rising from the main
body of the beet. It was planted by
Mr. Callahan In his garden in Feb-
ruary from seed bought in a pack-
age. It Is demonstrated every year
that Collin county Is peculiarly
adapted to the production of beefs
and It Is only a matter of time when
beets will be utilized In making su-
gar or for other purposes that will
open up a demand and a consequent
market for them, thus ensouraging
our farmers to Krow them more ex-
tensively. While In our office, Mr.
Callahan, who Is one of the best cot-
ton planters in the county, said
that he had seventy acres of mighty
good cotton this year. With a few
days more of fair weather, he ihlnka
a large yield will 'te assured
GEN. VAN ZANDT
A hiatus has existed In district
court for the past few days, there
being no jury last week, and busi-
ness being in suspense. However
District Clerk (Jeren Is a very busy
man recording the mhiules of the
court and attending to th manifold
duties of Ills office, which he I'ways
does with promptness and efficiency.
The non-Jury docket was taken up
In district court Monday.
Prisoner Untight In.
Will Williams, a thirteen-year-old
ne^ro hoy, was brought here from
Nevr.ua and placed In Jail on a
charge of theft.
Popular Young People of Murphy
l ulled in Marriage.
Miss Gladys Callahan and Pete
Murphy, son of John Murphy, were
married Tuesday. Both young peo-
ple live In the Milllgan community.
Our readers will remember that we
have before mentioned the bride In
connection with her success in pick-
ing cotton. She Is the daughter of
W. H. Callahan, a big cotton grow-
er of his community. She has pick-
ed as much us 1500 pounds In three
successive days, or 500 pounds per
day and never fell below 300 pounds.
Mr. Callahan has a large family of
children, seven or eight more, and
with his own force Is still nble to
pick nearly a bale per day. Mr.
Murphy and his young bride were
in McKlnney today, littInn up for
housekeeping and will reside on her
father's farm. We wish them un-
bounded success and a long, happy
Sherman, Tex., Aug. 2. (Special)
—The men engaged in the bridge
and building department of the
Sherman-Dallas interurban, now
building between the two cities
named, wont out on a strike today.
It is said the strikers asked more
wages, which demand was refused.
INTERURBAN STRIKES SNAG.
Dr. W. T. Moore, commander of J.
W. Throckmorton Camp. U. C. V.,
is in receipt of a letter from General
K M. Van Zandt of Fort Worth, in
response to an Invitation extended
him to be present as a guest of
Throckmorton Camp on the first day
of the picnic, August 14. and deliver
tin address. He states that If will
afford him great pleasure to meet,
with his former comrades, but can j
not promise positively, on account of
sickness in his family. He closes I
by saying "1 hope yon may have a
happy and joyous reunion. Our I
ranks are thinning, but we must
close up and stand shoulder to)
shoulder as we did in the days that
are gone. Clod bless you all."
OF THE COURTS
A motion to quash the indictment
in the case of tho State vs. J. R.
Montgomery, charged with Illegally
disposing of mortgaged property,
was argued In district court Tuesday
and Judge Pearson has the flutter
The suit of Mrs. Ida Macon vs. J.
Eward Macon, for divorce, wub
heard before Judge Pearson Monday
Dlvoroe was granted plaintiff
as prayed for and she was awarded
custody of their two minor children.
Released on Bond.
Joe Braddox and John Wilson, the
negroes arrested in connection with
the attempt by Sylvester Caldwell,
another negro, to pass a forged
check at the First National Bank,
have been released from custody.
Caldwell Is still held.
Local Option Violation.
A plea of guilty to violating the
local option law was heard In coun-
ty court before Judge Church and a
fine of $25 and sentence of twenty
days in jail assessed by him.
Dollar Came High.
A negro youth pleaded guilty he-
fore judge Church lo a charge of
theft of $1, He was fined $5 and
sentenced to five days In jail.
Ernest Stelle was tried before
Judge Church and g jury, for lunacy
and adjudged insane.
Let us help you plan your decora-
tions, wall paper and mouldlngB of
all designs at City Drug Store.
WORK ON PIPE LINK.
Crew Belotv ICi«liardson ami Work
is Going Forward.
Condemnation Proceedings Neces-
sary by Piano Committee.
Reports received here are to the
effect that work on the pipe line
being laid by the Texas Company
from Tulsa, I. T., to the gulf, ex-
tendlng through this county, is rapr
Idly progressing. The crew Is now
below Richardson and the line is be-
ing hurried into West Dallas. It Is
said that work on the company's
separating and refining plant in Dal-
las Is also going steadily forward
and that many cars bearing the
company's brand have arrived there.
FOR COTTON SEASON.
Compress Being Put in Readiness for
' Fred D. Heard has resigned his
position with the Texas Traction
Company, which is constructing the
Sherman-Dallas Interurban, for the
purpose of getting matters In read-
iness for the approaching cotton
season at the McKlnney compress,
of which ho will again be superin-
tendent this year. He does not be-
lieve that tho cotton season this
year will be as late nH generally
supposed, and Is having the com-
press put in condition to handle the
staple as soon as It begins to come
« FROM JUDGE KITTItELL.
Eloquent Houston Jurist Regrets In-
ability'to Attend Picnic.
Hon. T. C. Andrews of the pro-
. gram committee for the ex-Confed-
erste and Old Settlem' reunion and
picnic, Is lif receipt of a letter from
Judge Norman O. Klttrell of Hous-
™ ton, written In response to an Invi-
tation to deliver an address at the
reunion, saying that he regrets a
engagement will prevent
ALMOST IN TWO
While engaged In a friendly box-
-Ing bout Saturday evening, Frank
Koch, son of Dr. and Mrp. F. R.
Koch, residing on West Virginia
street, waB accidentally struck under
the chin in such a manner as to
cause him to bite his tongue almost
In two. Medical assistance was
quickly summoned and several
stitches were taken In sewing the
two pieces of his tongue together.
He Is up at his post of duty as clerk
at the postofflce and the Injured
member bids fair to soon be entire-
For that tired liver get a bottle
of Wa-hoo blood and liver tonlo—
City Drug Store. wt<
The total welxht of all classes
of mall originating at the McKlnney
postofflce during the month of July,
weighed according to the provisions
of the new federal law In order to
determine the contracts to be made
with the railroads for carrying the
mails, was 5,2113 pounds. As it
has not been customary to weigh
the malls as provided at the last
Congress, It Is not known how this
compares with the corresponding
period ior previous years, but this
Is deemed a good showing for the
The committee on right-of-way
for the Interurban, after it had
practically completed its labors, was
called to action this week on account
of some retraction from the original
plans by which the right-of-way
was secured through the Ruth prop-
Condemnation proceedings were
taken and the committee appointed
by the county judge, composed Win.
Wells, J, H. Carpenter and Win,
Formun, assessed the damages at
$900. The first contract covering
rlght-of-upy through this property
made the assessment $500,
The right-of-way committee will
probably accept the assessment by
the committee appointed, which will
enable the construction work to go
on unmolested and bring the com-
mittee's work to a close as fast as
Do Witt's Kidney and RlaJdor
Pills are best for backache and weak
kidneys. Sold by Smith Bros.
Perry llumni, the young man who
was severely cut during an alterca-
tion in Dallas about two weeks ago
bv R. CJ. Thompson, a son-in-law of
G. Getz, formerly of this city, died
Monday. It Is slated that Hamm
had been given permission by tiis
physic ian to net up and go to town,
and that after getting up and dress-
ing himself he was seized with an
internal hemorrhage which soon
proved fatal. Ho was thirty-three
years of age and had been a resident
of Dallas for the past four years.
The Interment of the remains took
place at Oakland cemetery in that
city Tuesday afternoon. The charge
against Thompson .ins been changed
from assault to murder, to murder.
Headquarters Established In Dallas
In Charge' of Rev. Riley.
Dallas, Tex., Aug. 2.—The flrst
annual meeting of tho board of
managers of the Texas Anti-Saloon
League assembled In this city yester-
day afternoon. It w.ib determined
to start a vigorous campaign ut
once. The state was divided Into
eight'districts, each under the charge
of a special manager. State head-
quarters were established at Dallas
with Rev. B. F. Riley of Houston as
DeWltt's Carbollzed Witch Hazel
Salve penetrates the pores and heals
quickly. Sold by Smith Bros.
If It's well paper you went, Rhee
A Scott cm best pleese you.
TRIES TO PASS
Monday a. m. sylveBter Carldwell,
a negro, walked Into the First Na-
tlonul bank and presented a check
made payable to Joe Braddox or
bearer, for $39.75, signed by Thom-
as Robertson, a well known citizen
of the Foote community. Suspect-
ing that the check was not genuine,
it was not paid nnd the sheriff's de-
'partment was Informed. In a short
time, Joe Braddox, a negro, who. It
Is alleged, drew the check, was ar-
rested by Sheriff George Eubanks,
and a short time later Caldwell was
arrested by Deputy Sheriff Albert
McCuuley near the Wilson Creek
ford. Both negroes w<*e placed In
Jail. Mr. Robertson, who was seen,
said thst he had given no check to
either Caldwell or Braddox. Sheriff
Bubanks arrested John Wilson, an-
other negro, on a charge of assisting
Caldwell to escape.
Every local citizen owning a bug-
gy, vehicle of any sort, or horse, Is
invited to join us In the parade at
9:30 a. m. tho first day of the picnic, j
Parade will form on East Davis !
street and march through town to
the picnic grounds Just easi of the
depot. Merchants are urged to dis-
play bunting and flags and everybody
is Invited to decorate carriages In
the parade or use floats as may be
preferred. Lets give the picnic a
big send-off. We are going to have
a record-breaking crowd. Let Mr-
Kinney do her part.
TJ. L. HUNTER,
Chinn, Decoration Committee.
Othce Is Formally OfM-netf by Dor-
chester at Sherman.
Sherman, Tex., Aug. 6. AH In-
ventory work having been completed
and mutters arranged that hereafter
all business of -the Waters-Pleico
Oil company in Texas can without
delay be transacted through the of-
fice of the receiver at Sherman, tho
same was formally opened with a
full complement of men at th:* quar-
ters Just prepared, 12K North Travis
At noon the desks were occupied
as follows: Receiver, C. B. Dor-
chester: general manager under tho
receiver, E. Stanley; general audit-
or, E. D. Smith; C. E. Gordon, chief
clerk; 11. J. Fltzpatrlck, private sec-
retary. General office force, C. F.
Faith, — Polk, J. V. Farnsworth,
DeWltt's Little Early Risers don't
sicken or gripe. Small pills, easy to
take. Sold by Smith Bros.
PROHIBITION FOR GEORGIA.
Senate Passes Bill .lust As It Came
Atlanta, On., Aug. 2.—Tho Senate
spent three hours yesterday consid-
ering the prohibition bill as it came
from the House for concurrent ac-
tion. 8everal amendments were of-
fered. but were defeated. The bill
passed as It came from the House,
with the exception that a verbal cor-
rection was made, which will neces-
sitate the bill returning to the
House for confirmation of this be-
fore the act cen go to Oov. Smith
for hie signature.
KICKED OUT OF
Okeemah, I. T., Aug. (5.—J B.
Kirkpatrlck of this place was milk-
ing a cow during n thunder storm.
The cow kicked at him. which caus-
ed Kirkpatrlck to jump to his feet
quickly. At the same Instant a bolt
of lightning struck the cow an;l kill-
ed her. The bolt of lightning ap-
parently glanced off the cow and
struck Kirkpatrlck, running down
his body, burning a strip about as
wide as a man's Jtnnd and split epen
the shoe on his left foot. Kirkpat-
rlck has recovered. He owes hH llfo
to the fact that the cow kicked.
Big Assortment from which to
choose your well paper pattern
from at Rbee A Scott's.
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Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 24, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 8, 1907, newspaper, August 8, 1907; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth292006/m1/1/: accessed January 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.