The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 22, 1912 Page: 1 of 12
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The Weekly Democrat-Gazette
TWENTY-NINTH YEAH, NO. 4.
McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEU. 22. 1912
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR.
7 IN HIS HOME
P. M. (Marlon) Brooks, former
county commissioner, Mason, Knight
of PythlaB, member of the Christian
church, democratic executive com-
mitteman from hiB precinct and one
of Collin county's most substantial
and prominent citizens, dropped
dead at his homo near Wylle at 1
o'clock Monday afternoon, of heart
The deceased was sixty years old.
'He was a Texan by birth, coming to
Wylie at the age of about fifteen,
where he has continuously resided
since. For many years he was in
the hardwaro and furniture busi-
ness in Wylle, later manager of the
Houaewright Company general mer-
chandise store. He served two terms
as county commissioner from the
Wylle precinct and made the county
one of the beBt ofllclals In that ca-
pacity that It ever had. When
death's sudden summons came, he
held the honor of membership on
the county democratic executive
committee. He lived on his farm In
recent years. He had just eaten a
hearty dinner, repaired to the field
where he was filing the plate of corn
planter, when he fell over and sud-
denly expired'. His sudden death
shocked that entire portion of th
county where he was so highly
teemed and generally known. He
married a daughter of Jacob House-
wrlght. The widow and following
seven children survive: Mrs. Q. C.
Walters, Mrs. J. C. Wetsel, I. F.
Brooks, W. W. Brooks, George
Brooks, Pych BrookB, all of Wylie,
and Mrs. Lonnie Walker of Royse
The funeral service was con-
ducted! in the Wylle Christian church
bv his pastor, Rev. R. D. Shults of
McKinney, at 1 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon. The burial took place
In the Wylle cemetery under
the auspices of the Masonic fraterni-
ty. These papers join in the many
expressions of genuine sorrow and
tender their condolence to the be-
reaved loved ones of this noble man
McKINNEY MARKET REPORT.
What the Farmers Are Relng Paid
tor Their Products Today.
Bran per cwt $1.60
Flour per cwt |2.85 to $3.25
Chickens, fryers .... 10c to 1 it l-2c
Mutton sheep ,.$3.50
Cattle $3.00 to $3.50
Hogs $5.25 to $5.50
Butter per lb 15c to 25c
Alfalfa hay per ton $22.00
Prairie hay per ton $14.00
Johnson grass hay per tan ..$12.00
Hens per lb 5c to 6c
Bacon per lb 12 l-2c to 15c
Turkeys per lb 10c
Old roosters per doz., $2.00 to $2.26
Oats per bu 67c
Eggs per doz 35c
Wheat per bu 1-25
Baled oats '.00
Cotton, lint "to 65
Cotton, seed 0
Cotton Beed per ton - 4 \
Chops per cwt ' .
Shorts per cwt
Bar corn in sluiok 8a%
Shelled corn 85c
E. J. Gaddy Better.
10. J. Gaddy of the Vlneland com-
munity, who waa taken to Sherman
iaet Thursday to ave an operation
performed as a -lit of being op-
erafedi on for a| dicitls several
months ago, was ..ated on Satur-
day, and is getting along very wel
at present. Mrs. Gaddy accompa-
nied him to Sherman, returning
Tuesday. The many friends of Mr
Gaddy hope for him a speedy recov-
* DEAD IN BED
The friends and neighbors of Mrs.
John McKinney of the Upper How-
led community were shocked yes-
tordffy when they were told that
this good lady was found dead in
bed. ' She and her daughter, Miss
Irma, were living together on the old
home place. The daughter went to
awake her that morning when she
discovered that her mother was
dead. She at once notified the
neighbors, and it was but a few min-
utes until the house was filled with
her many friends.
M.rs. McKinney was born near
Boonevllle, Missouri, January 14,
1817, and 65 years, 1 month
and 17 days; Nd. She moved to
Texas with h parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. T. Fc at the age of five
yenrs. They i, ttled on the place in
this community where Mrs. McKin-
ney died. Her parents were among
the earliest settlors of Collin coun-
ty, having come here when this
county and state was very little bet-
ter than n wilderness, and began to
clear up the land, till the soil, and
by so doing assisted In mnklng this
county and state what It Is today.
Her maiden name was Miss Moi-
lle Fox, and waB a slater to 8. H.
Fox of McKinney, John M. Fox of
Lewlsvllle, C. J. Fox of Fitshugli,
Oklahoma, Mrs. Luclndy Queslnhury
of Foncine, Mrs. Laura Anderson <
Prosper, Mrs. Mlna Chandlor, who
resides In the Upper Rowlett com-
munity and Mrs. J. C. Moore of this
city. She was a twin Bister to Mrs.
She was married to Mr. John Mc-
Kinney in November, 1866. He was
called to his reward two years ago.
She la survived by the following
children: Charlie McKinney of
Plalnvlew, Sam McKinney of San-
ger, Tom McKinney of Lewlsvllle,
Mrs. I^ela Mohorn of Frisco, Mrs
Llda Cruse of Frisco, Mrs. Mattle
White of Claud, Armstrong county,
Mrs. Sam Durham of Madlll, Okla.,
and Miss Irma McKinney, who was
living at home with her mother.
The sudden death of thiB good
woman has cast a dark gloom and
great sorrow over the community In
which she lived, for In the death o
Mrs. McKinney the community and
county has lost one of its most no-
ble characters. She was a member
of the Baptist church, and had been
for many years. She lived a true
Christian life and helped much In
carrying on this good work, that her
friends and neighbors might be ben-
efited and elevated.
Mrs. McKinney was subject to
smothering spells and it is thought
that she was taken with one of
these spells during the night, result-
ing in her death.
Juatlco of the Peace T. O. Murray
held an inquest over the body of
Mrs. McKinney, and his verdict was
that her death was due to heart
These papers Join in the many ex-
pressions of deepest sorrow and ax-
tend sincere sympathy to the be-
>"• ed children and brothers and
srs of this good Christian woman.
On account of meningitis at Me-
lissa and Trinity, the schools at
these places have been suspended for
a week, subject to further suspen-
sion, provided the meningitis situ-
ation is no better. It is hoped that
the conditions will be greatly im-
proved at the end of the week, so the
schools may again be opened.
President and General Manager C.
A. Shock of the Union Telephone
Co. has returned from Chicago,
where he transacted business for
Ills company and attended the meet-
ing of the National Independent Tel-
ephone Operators convention. Mr.
Shock was in Greenville Wednesday
on business connected with the es-
tablishment of the local exchange in
Mrs. Mary Blanchard of Howling
Green, Mo., who is visiting her sis-
ter, Mrs. S. A. Qulsenberry, of Leb-
anon, spent Sunday in McKinney,
the guest of Mrs. M. E. Mallow.
Milt Carroll of Melissa was here
Dave Ratliff vs. Florence Ratllff,
divorce, heard In chambers during
noon hour Thursday; divorce grant-
The jury In the case of 11. B. Evans
vs. the St. Louis and Southwestern
Ry. Company, failed to agree, and
wore dismissed' Saturday afternoon,
after being out four days. They
stood six to six. Eleven were In fa-
vor of awarding plaintiff damages,
the sums ranging from $.">00 to
$2500. Six favored the larger fig-
ure while five were in favor of giv-
ing him but $500. There was just
one man that was not In favor of
giving plaintiff anything.
Judge J. M. Pearson charged the
jury in the case of J. I). Franklin
vs. the Santa Fe Railroad Co. yes-
terday aftenoon. This is a suit
for personal injuries. The case was
called Wednesday morning. Hon. B.
Q Evans of Greenville, attorney for
the plaintiff, made the last speech
yesterdty, finishing his remarks
just beforf noon. The attorneys for
the defense were; Hon. C. K. Lee,
Hon. L. C. Clifton and Hon Smith.
For the plaintiff, Hons. Garnett and
Hughston of McKinney and Hon. B.
Q. Evans of Greenvillo.
FIRE TUESDAY MORNING.
Barn of "Uncle Mo.se" Wright De-
stroyed by Fire: Three Horses
The barn of "Uncle Mose" Wright
In Southeast McKinney was destroy-
ed by fire Tuesday morning. Tho
fire was discovered about 2 o'clock,
at which time part of the roof had
fallen In. Mr. Wright had three
horses to perish in the flames. One
valued at $125 and tho others at
$100 each. He also lost 40 bushels
of corn, 20 bales of hay and 35
bushels of threshed oats and Ills
harness. The origin of the Are is
unknown, but was likely from
spontaneous combustion. The barn
was valuedi at about $175. The total
loss Is about $900, with no Insur-
ance. This Is Indeed a very heavy
loss, and the friends of Mr. Wright
regret very much of his misfortune.
Herbert Murray was here Satur-
day ell route to his home at West-
minster. He had been attending
school at Commerce.
DY TERRIBLE HOLOCAUST
Tom Alrhart of the New Life
community wna here Monday.
Houston, Texas, Feb. 21.—Fire
which started at 12:30 this morning
In a three-story wooden hotel build-
ing, was swept by a windi blowing at
the rate of 35 miles an hour for a
mile and a half, covering a strip oi'
seven blocks wide. St. Patrick's
Catholic church and schools, the
Dew Bros, syrup factory, the Hous-
ton Co-operative Lumber Co., the
Branch of the Eagle Pencil Co.,
Cleveland Compress Co., the Stand-
ard Compress Co. and the McFadden
warehouses, containing about 60,-
000 bales of cotton, together with
fully five hundred homes, were
swept away. The loss will approxi-
mate fully ten million dollars. At
7 o'clock it was believed to have
been under control, but It broke out
afresh, despite the combined efforts
of the entire fire fighting force of
the city, supplemented by a big force
of firemen and apparatus, rushed to
the scene from Galveston, and con-
tinued to burn until near 11 o'clock,
when the further spread of the
flames was checked.
It Is reported that the fire swept
over an area of sixty-four blocks, a
part of which was covered' by the
terrible fire which burned thirty-five
or forty blocks a number of years
Partial List of Losses.
A partial list of the plants, mills
and factories that were either to-
tally lost or seriously damaged by
the morning fire follows:
McFadden Southern ComproBs and
Dew Brothers, syrup mill.
Houston and Liggett Lumber Co.
Rogers Paint Company.
Hudson Pencil Factory.
Houston Packing Company, only
Ed H. Harrell Lumber yard.
The Co-operative Mfg. Co.
St. Patrick's Catholic church and
the school that was operated In
conjunction with the church fell an
early prey to the flames.
First. Brick Structure.
Tho Star and Crescent Hotel was
the first brick building to be at-
tacked. ot tills nothing remains but
romnants of walls.
The number of private boarding
houses and smaller stores destroyed
can hardly be estimated. That por-
tion of the fire which swept through
the residence section of tho Fift.i
ward covered an area bounded by
Opelausas, Hardy and! Hill Street.
The tracks of the railroad and Buf-
falo Bayou furnished the fourth
The fire started In a two story
frame structure located on Hardy
street near Opelousas and spread to
a feed room In John Lyons store.
The flames attacked In quick suc-
cession the boarding houses of Mrs.
Boud4nier, Mrs. Thompson and MrB.
Dubard. By that time the Star and
Crescent Hotel was surrounded by
flames and tho brick structure Boon
caught. The high wind from the
northwest carried sparks Bwirling to
the roofs of frame houses nearby.
Firemen Were Handicapped.
It was evident then that the fire-
men had to cope with odds against
which they had' but little opportuni-
ty of overcoming. Even had dyna-
mite been used to remove a square
block of houses, it is extremely
doubtful if such heroic measures
would have won the fight or stayed
the conflagration, tho wind was so
strong It was almost a gale. Sparks
were carried from two to throe
blocks. In some Instances they were
carried close to the ground and
again were whirled aloft.
The burned area In the residen-
tial section of the Fifth ward covers
upwards of twenty-five blocks, from
Opelousas street on one side to a
point beyond Sterrett street on tho
othej; nnd from Hardy street to Hill.
The fitfr did not make a clean sweep
of the territory bounded by theso
fourl streets, but cut across on a dl-
agodbl line from the corner of Ope-
lousas and Hardy to the point where
the bayou and Hill street meet. The
fire made a freaky play by skipping
entirely over Sims street although It
left desolation along Moffatt and Ma-
ry street, paralleling Sims and but
one block distant.
Streets Fire Crossed.
The streets that were crossed by
the lire were Contl, Providence, Lib-
erty, Nance, Sterrett, In one direc-
tion and Elyslan, Maury, Moffatt,
Mary, West, Carr and Breinond in
The burned area varies in width
from about 150 yards along Hardy
street to nearly a half mile, and is
about a mile and a half in length.
In the vicinity of the ruins of the
Cleveland and the McFadden com-
presses, the path is over a quarter of
a mile in width.
But for the bayou the flames
would have carried the work of de-
struction in a more thickly popu-
lated section of the city. Every ef-
fort possible was made to prevent
the fire from crossing. The Hill
street bridge was turned to prevent
the fire from crossing that structure
as soon as the flames turned to the
southeast, and a few minutes later
workmen turned the International &
(poster's UQeather bulletin
(Copyrighted 1909 by W. T. Foster)
Washington, D. C,, Feb. 22.—Last
bulletin gave forecasts of disturb-
ance to cross continent Feb. 23 to
27, warm wave 22 to 26, cool wave
25 to 29. This is expected to cause
about the usual Feb. average tem-
peratures with a little more than
usual rain in the sections where
rains were predicted for this month.
The last bulletin, or next to last, of
each month predicts amount of rain-
fall for all sections for the follow-
ing month and the monthly chart for
each month does the same. Readers
are requested to reserve these
monthly temperature and rainfall
forecasts for reference.
Next disturbance will roach Pa-
cific coast about Feb. 26, crosB Pa-
cific slope by close of 2 7, great cen-
tral valleys 28 to March 1, eastern
sections March 2. Warm wave will
cross Pacific slope about Feb. 20,
great central valleys 28, eastern
sections March 1. Cool wave will
cross Pacific slope about Feb. 29,
great central valleys March 2, east-
ern sections March I.
Temperatures of this disturbance
will average higher and rainfall less
than usual. The storms will be
moderate and the general weather
rather unimportant except that it
will generally be good cropweather.
Another disturbance will reach
Pacific coast about March 3, cross
Pacific slope by close of I, great cen-
tral valleys 5 to 7, eastern sections
8. Warm wave will cross Pacific
slope about. March 3, great, central
valleys 5, eastern sections 7. Cool
wave will cross Pacific slope about
March 6, great central valleys 8,
eastern sections 10.
Temperatures of this disturbance
are expected to average about the
general normal for March and rains
in southern sections more than
usual. From latitude 38 to 4 2 not
much rain or snow is expected from
this storm wave while in the north-
west, Including Canada, precipita-
tion will be a little more than usual.
March weather will vary greatly
in different sections. Generally the
average temperatures will be lower
than usual. Precipitation of the
month will be loss than usual be-
tween latitudes 3 8 and 4 2 and in all
eastern sections nortli of South
Carolina. More than usual rainfall in
all other southern states and about
usual average rains and snows in the
northen states, Canadian northwest.
March Is expected to be a good
crop weather month for all southern
states except too dry in a few places.
Favorable crop weather is expected
for northern states and Canada dur-
The storms of March will be of
about medium force. Most severe
weather is expected near March 4, 9,
13 to 15, 19, 25 and 31. Effects ol
winter cropweather on winter grain
will not show up till middle of April
in the northern states but in the
south the damage to winter grain is
For all crops, except winter grain,
the hard freezing of the past win-
ter gives great promise. The soil
is always productive after a hard and
deep freeze. There is also less
danger of crop eating bugs and
worms after n very cold winter. All
this is doubly sure where the soil
was wet when frozen and this is tho
case In nearly all northern sections.
March usually opens up the crop
season for large sections of the
country and the end of the coming
month is expected to find conditions
that promise great crops for the
coming season. But you would bet-
tor ask the weather man about it.
BOY DIES OF
Tommie, the 11-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ruff Murray, who re-
side near Westminster, died Sunday
night of meningitis. The little boy
had been sick only a few duys. The
Interment was made Monday after-
noon at the Bethlehem cemetery. Wo
extend sincero sympathy to tho be-
reaved parents in the deoth of their
Many sections of this and other
states were visited by very severe
storms Tuesday night, and in many
places great damage to life and
property Is reported. At Shreveport
eight persons, all negroes, except
one small white child, were killed
outright, while at least llfty others
were iuJured when a hurricane hit
that place at about I o'clock Tues-
day afternoon. Many thousands of
dollars worth of property was de-
At San Antonio a forty-five mile
an hour wind did great damage, by
unroofing houses, demolishing signs,
fences and cabins, and blowing
down one brick stable, killing one
horse. Many people were hurt by
From Austin comes the report
that the storm was the worst In the
history of the city. Many beautiful
homes were damaged more or Iobs,
and the total damage Is estimated at
Fort Smith reports the worst
storm in twenty years, with many
thousands of dollars of damage
Amarlllo reports the worst snow
Btorm of the year, und perhaps for
several years, the snow being several
feet deep in places, and It is feared
that stock will suffer greatly on ac-
count of the sudden upproach of the
Here in McKinney the wind blew
a gale for several hours, but so far
as known there was no serious dam-
age. A light snow fell here during
The Smith Drug Company of Mc-
Kinney was issued a charter yester-
day by Secretary of State at Austin,
with a paid up capital of $15,00(1.
H. Q. Smith is president and mana-
ger of the newly chartered concern.
Mr. Smith has conducted an exten-
sive drug business at the same stand
on the east side of the square for
The Celina Ilebekahs have re-
organized, with a splendid outlook
for the future, after remaining dor-
mant. for the past II vo years. Tues-
day afternoon of last week, with the
assistance of Mrs. Mattle Wiley,
deputy organizer, the following offi-
cers were elected and Installed for
the coming year:
Mrs. W. L. Newsom, N. G.
Miss Enuna Stelzer, V. G.
Dr. D. M. Speer, secretary.
Mrs. R. L. Clayton, treasurer.
Tuesday night the splendid team
from Rhea's Mill Initiated' tho fol-
lowing into the order. P. B, and J.
M. Taylor, A. M. Wolford. J. W.
Brown, Mrs. Myrtle Johnson and
Ivee Herndon nnd wife.
After lodge work was over a num-
ber of good speeches were made.
Then came an elaborate banquet.
The evening was declared to be a
record-breaker In the history of tho
Mr. and' Mrs. Vinson Jay and lit-
tle son, Clyde, visited Mr. Jay's par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Jay, at Me-
lissa Sunday and Sunday night.
Wade Jordan, a young man about
27 years of age, is In a critical con-
dition at his home at Melissa with
meningitis. He took to bed Friday
at noon and lias been continually
growing worse. Ho is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Walker Jordan of
that place, and had not been in good
health for several days prior to Ills
confinement. The serum treatment
was used and the attending physi-
cians think now there is a chance
for his recovery. The many friends
of this young man hope a change
will soon be made for the better.
CEMENT BLOCK COPING.
II. 10. G. Fiiit Beautifies llis Pecan
Grove Cemetery Lot.
Contractor IT. E G. Furr recently
beautified ills lot. in Pecan Grove
cemetery by enclosing it with a ce-
ment block terrace wall, with piers
at tho corners and entrance made of
the same material. Cement block
copings are not only more ornament-
al llian marble copings, but they are
also more durable. No doubt other
burial lots In our beautiful city of
the dead will be similarly beautified
and marked in the near future, or as
soon as lot owners of the cemetery
can inspect Mr. Furrs' lot and there-
by properly appreciate its recently
finished coping as above descrflbed.
Returns From Sad Mission.
C. M. Ran ford and daughter, Miss
Moselle, returned Tuesday night
from Winona, where they had gone
to attend the funeral of the son and
brother, Norwood Sanford, whose
death occurred on Thursday, Feb.
15, at Mineral Wells, to which
place he had gone for the benefit ol
his health. The deceased was a
well known and prominent mer-
chant of Winona, and had many
friends In various parts of the
Btate, many of whom were present
at the fuenral. Mr. Sanford had vis-
ited here dlurnlng the fair last fall
and had made the acquaintance o'
many of our citizens, with whom he
had left a good impression. He was
a member of the Woodmen of tho
World, Yeomans, and one or two
other secret orders. These papers
extend to the sorrowing relatives
Jim Turner was here Monday
from the Foote community.
The Texas Industrial Congress
desires to call particular attention to
Class A of Its 1912 contest, in which
prizes aggregating $5,000 are offer-
ed toe the best yields of certain
crops grown on a ten-acre model
demonstration farm. The crop*
specified represent important pro-
ducts of a properly-conducted farm,
and it is hoped that the results will
afford a convincing object lesson ot
the advantages of Intensive farming
and Illustrate the three cardinal
principles of scientific culture—con-
servation, rotation and diversifica-
Nature has so richly endowed the
great state of Texas with fertile
soil that we have grown heedless of
the fact that even a large store of
any product must In time become ex-
hausted If It is not in some way
conserved or renewed, and as a con-
sequence of our reckless waste and
continuous cultivation of the Bame
crop on a given tract, much of our
Texas land litis lost heavily In essen-
tial organic and mineral elements
and Is actually deficient In humus
and' phosphoric acid. It Is there-
fore of the uti.iost Importance that
wo begin at once to repair, in so far
as we can, the damage already done,
and see to It that the devastation is
The Congress Is laying special
stress on the raising and plowing
under of n leguminous crop, as the
legumes have the peculiar property
of assimilating free nitrogen in the
air, and when plowed under return
this clement to the soil. As nitrogen
Is the most expensive Ingredient in
commercial fertilizers, this fact
alone should Induce every farmer in
the State to cultivate a crop of thiB
nature. A leguminous crop how-
ever not only restores nitrogen and
In a less degree phosphorus and pot-
nsh to depleted land, but It also re-
news tho humus, or organic matter,
which In many cases has been wash-
ed away or lost through careless cul-
It Is stipulated that cowpeas shall
be planted on the first plot in class
A, and are to be plowed under at
maturity. This Is for the purpose of
conserving the natural fertility of
the soil and to return to It the life-
giving substances extracted from!1 it
by crops previously grown on the
For the purpose of demonstrating
the value of diversification as well as
of rotation and conservation, the
Congress has provided that Kaffir
corn or mllo maize shall be grown
on the second plot, cotton on the
third, and corn on the fourth, these
being the most profitable of all
crops marketod In the South.
Entry blanks and further particu-
lars regarding this and the other
classes of the contest will be gladly
furnished to anyone applying to the
Texas Industrial Congress at Dallas.
Invitations to Prominent Men to
Observe Texas A. & M.
College Station, Texas, Feb. 20.—•
An invitation has been sent out by
the Agricultural and Mechanical
College to a large number of men
prominent in the commercial world
of Texan, to visit the college that
they may know exactly what prog-
ress is being mnde In the teaching
of agriculture. The idea is to in-
crease interest among the leading
men of the state In the agricultural
department. Each one will be asked
to address the students.
A. D. Drake, a well known farm-
er of the Enloe community, was here
I-. W. Shepard, aged 84 years, and
a citizen of Collin for tho past half
century, died at the home of his
son, .1. W. Shepard, at Piano Mon-
day morning about 2 o'clock. Old
age was the cause of his death, and
he had been in a very feeble condi-
tion for a week or more prior to his
Mr. Shepard wap born In Ken-
tucky, moving from there to Louisi-
ana, where he lived for several years,
and then came to Texas, settling
about five miles west of Allen,
where he has resided for more than
By economy and thrift he accu-
mulated considerable property near
Piano. He was a consistent member
of the Christian church, and devoted
much of his time to the cause of
Christianity. He leaves a large clr-
clo of friends who will mourn his
death. In the death of this good
man, not only his town, but the
county andi state as well, has lost
one of Its best citizens. The com-
panion of this good man was called
to her reward several years ago. He
leaves one son, J. W. Shepard, one
of Piano's best citizens.
The Interment took place In the
Piano cemetery Monday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. The pastor of the
Christian church at that place con-
ducted the funeral services. The
editors of these papers oxtend sym-
pathy to the bereaved son and other
relatives in this sad hour of sorrow.
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