The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 7, 1912 Page: 1 of 12
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42 Pages This Week
The Weekly Democrat-
THIRTIETH YEAR, NO. 0.
The City School Board of Mc-
Kinney, true to Its promise to the
people of McKinney, early Mon-
day held a meeting, at which it was
decided, in view of the fact that
three casSs of meningltlB had al-
ready developed in the city, to sus-
pend all the city schools for the bal-
ance of this week. If the conditions
do not improve, the suspension will
be lengthened, but with the proper
precautions, It is not anticipated
that there will be any further
spread of the disease. There is real-
ly no cause at the present time for
undue alarm, but as an added pre-
caution this action is taken. It is
urged by teachers and physicians
that all children be kept closely at
home during the week; refrain from
promicuous visiting, attending pub-
lic gatherings of any character, and
|k,.above all, keep the person clean, the
/<JLpremlBe8 thoroughly disinfected, and
J ^don't become excited. By taking
the proper precautions as above out-
lined there is really no cause for
alarm, and the disease will not ad-
VISITING AT SAN ANGELO.
Capt. and Mrs. J. L. Greer Meet
Former Collin County Friends.
Greer Is preparing to
return M San Angelo, where he
will ref|)n Mrs. Greer in spending a
few months in that progressive West
Texas city. Their niece, Miss Mae
Greer, 1b teaching her fifth year in
the high school of that city. She was
recently promoted and her salary in-
creased to $75.00 per month. Miss
Mae was reared in this county and
taught several years In the McKin-
ney City Schools, where she has
hosts of friends and many well
wishing acquaintances. Former
District Clerk E. R. Hall of Collin
county who has lived Beveral years
at San Angelo, was recently elected
Are chief of the fire department of
San Angelo at a salary of 175.00-
per month. Capt. Greer also met
Scott Dumas, formerly of Van Al-
styne, and Dr. Lewis Dysart former-
ly of Anna. He also met Mayor J.
D. Hassel of that city who married
Miss Hattie Lair, a former pupil of
Capt. Greer and daughter of Galan
rJ'Lalr of Anna. Altogether Capt.
Greer and wife are very much en-
joying their sojourn In the San An-
gelo country where they will prob-
ably remain two or three months
yet. However, the Capt. may prob-
ably make a trip or two back home
hero during that time to look after
Ills large farming and other business
BACH FROM MARKET.
H. Montgomery Snys He Found
Some Big Bargains.
Manager J. H. Montgomery of the
McKinney Dry Goods Co. has return-
ed! from the eastern markets and
states that he has never before seen
so many bargains. He says he took
advantage of many of these bar-
jfk gains and will positively have some
'of the moBt Interesting ofTers to
make the people of McKinney he has
ever had since being in business. He
is well pleased with the good rain
and says he expects big things at his
store. He will not keep silent about
these bargains he purchased while
at market: he's not that kind. He
will speak out through the columns
of this paper and tell you about
them. When there's a real bargain
going or extra big values you can
generally get next to them by read-
ing the ads In this paper. Read Mr.
Montgomery's ad—read everybody's
ad and get the best and biggest
values your money will buy.
Funeral Benefits Paid.
Ldwfl No. 923 Carpenters and
.Toln«*rs Union of McKinney, have re-
ceived a $50 check from their head
offlne at Indianapolis, Ind., which
amount was paid to Mrs. C. L. Pharr
as funeral benefits due her as the
rrfeult of her late husband's death.
The deceased was a member of the
McKinney local and had been a citi-
zen for several years of our town.
He died about three months ago. C.
I. Talklngton is president of the Mc-
Kinney Union and At Rambo is sec-
Hon. Robert J. Kleberg of Klngs-
vllle, who was the first president of
the Texas Industrial Congress and
who has been actively identified! with
It ever since its organization, has
written to Col. Henry Exall, approv-
ing the prize contest of the CongresB
"Since your visit in Klngaville
and your address to the people of
this community I am more than ever
impressed with the great force that
the offering of large prizes will have
in> the agricultural education of the
people of Texas and in consequence
thereof the Industrial prosperity of
Texas. I think It is generally con-
ceded that only those who are seek-
ing an education are capable of ac-
quiring one. Much time and treas-
ure are wasted' every year in trying
to educate those who do not care
for it. Again, mch time and money
are snet'.t in our., agricultural col-
leges trying to educate farmers by
lectures and books; they may learn
the theory and science in that way,
but they are not yet able to do the
things on the farm and get the best
results; this can only be taught and
learned by doing in the field what
has been taught by lectures and
By the prize method of education
the paltry sum of $10,000 makes
thousands of our farmers enter the
conrfeBt for the prizes. All these
contestants are anxious to learn how
to win the prizes and they are all
students, seeking an education from
the time they enter the contest. They
are not only willing to listen to lec-
tures on agriculture and to read n
the bulletins and books on the sub-
ject but they are willing to do what
they never did before—work out
these questions in the fields—"doing
Our business men see how the
success of the farmer opens tha v;a>
for greater success in business and
they think they are going to increase
local production and agricultural
education by supplementing the
prizes offered by the Industrial Con-
I believe the offering of substan-
tial prizes the most economical and
effective method of educating our
agricultural classes and improving
our industrial prosperity and every-
body should aid in this work."
A plications to enter the contest
should be made, before April 1, to
the headquarters of the Congress
at Dallas. Col. Henry Exall, presl-
McKinney, collin county, texas, Thursday, mar. 7, una
J. T. SNEED KILLED
Father of J.
Special to Courier-Gazette.
Georgetown, Tex., March 0.—J. T.
Sneed, father of John Beal Sneed,
the man who killed A. G. Boyce, Sr.,
met violent death here Wednesday at
the hands of R. O. Hillard, a farmer.
Hlllard, after shooting Sneed four
times, turned the revolver upon him-
self, shooting himself In the heart
and dying Instantly.
Hillard left a note saying that
Sneed had mistreated him, that he
was going to kill Sneed and then
let the authorities send him to the
asylum because he was crazy. This
note was addressed to Mrs. Ruby
Hillard, at Rosebud. Texas.
It seems that Hillard was a ten-
ant on one of J. T. Sneed's farms.
The attack came without warning
to J. T. Sneed. He was walking to
the postoffice about 9:30 o'clock
that rtiornlng. Just as Sneed reach-
ed the postoffice door he passed Hil-
lard. It is claimed that. Hillard then
shot him in the back with a 45-cali-
ber revolver. Sneed turned and Hil-
lard fired twice more, shooting Sneed
once In the shoulder and once in the
heart. Hlllard turned the weapon
upon himself and fired a bullet into
his own heart.
The tragedy caused much excite-
ment in Georgetown and for a time
there were rumors that the killing
was the outcome of the Boyce-Sneed
controversy but later developments
show this to be untrue.
Prof. W. S. Smith Here.
Prof. W. S. Smith, principal of the
Melissa High school, was here,
and called on us. He states that his
school will open again next Monday,
there being no further interference
Prof. Smith Is a popular candidate
for county superintendent. He has
recently been down with pneumonia,
but is up and getting strong again.
We are always glad to have our
friends call, and Prof. Smith Is wel-
come at our office.
Teddy, the 14-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stuot, who re-
side In the west part of McKinney,
died Monday at 7 o'clock with
meningitis. The boy was not feeling
very well Sunday afternoon. A phy
sician was called this morning, but
the boy died before he arrived at
the home. The sorrowing parents
and other members of the family
have the deepest sympathy of the
entire community in their loss
OPENS LIFE INSURANCE OFFICE.
A. E. Buck, Representing the
hattan of New York.
Avner E. Buck has accepted the
local agency of the Manhattan Life
Insurance Company or New York.
Turn to our professional column and
read his card. Mr. Buck'B office is at
his brick live stock stable on East
Virginia Street where he invites any-
one Interested in the best form of
life insurance to visit him and in-
spect hiB policies.
, Here From Oklahoma.
J. C. Nichols, formerly of Stiff
Chapel community but now of Kene-
flck, Oklahoma, was a visitor at this
office Tuesay afternoon, and had us
— to change his paper from Anna R. 4
to his address at that place, which
'4k*9 took great pleasure In doing.
vMr. Nichols 1b following the carpen-
ters trade at Kenefick, and he Is well
pleased with the place. He came to
McKinney Saturday afternoon, and
has been visiting his slater. Mrs. Bax-
ter Gains. He returned, to Okla-
homa last night.
Mr KINNEY MARKET REPORT.
What, the Farmers Arc Being Paid
for Their Product* Today.
Bran per cwt $1.60
Flour per cwt $2.85 to $3.25
Chickens, fryers 15c
Mutton sheep $3.50
Cattle $3.00 to $3.50
Hogs $5.25 to $5.75
Butter per lb 15c to 25c
Alfalfa hay per ton $22.00
Prairie hay per ton $14.00
Johnson grass hay per ton ..$12.00
Hens per lb 7c
Bacon per lb 12 l-2c to 15c
Turkeys per lb 10c
Old roosters per doz., $2.00 to $2.25
Oats per bu 67c
Eggs per doz 15c
Wheat per bu v.. $ 1.2b
Baled oats $17.00
Cotton, lint $6 to $10 90
Cotton, seed $2.00 to $2.60
Cotton Beed per ton $18.00
Chops per cwt $1.60
Shorts per cwt $1.70
Bar-corn in shuck 85c
Sjhelled corn .. .. ' 85c
Perkins a I*rogre!4slve Democrat.
State Senator Tom W. Perkins of
McKinney, wbb in town and called
in to see us. Mr. Perkins made
good record In the State Senate,
record his people should be proud
of. In his race for Congress he
stands out strong for the principles
advocated by the progressive Demo
crats. Tom W. Perkins, as they
know him here, has many friends in
and around Nevada that will heart!
ly support him In his race for Con
B. Sneed Shot Down By
Who Then Commits
Wiut Well Known Texun.
Sneed was one of the best known
residents of Texas and for years had
been prominently Identified with
the cattle business of the state. His
son, John Beal Sneed, shot and kill-
ed Capt. A1 G. Boyce in Fort Worth
in January of this year, following
•rouble between young Boyce andi
young Snee£ over the alleged kid-
naping of Sneed's wife from a sani-
tarium in Fort Worth.
The trial of Sneed, which recently
ended in Fort Worth, was one of the
most sensational murder trials ever
conducted in the State of Texas and
because of the prominence of the
parties Involved attracted wide at-
tention all over the United States.
Father Stayed By Son.
During this trial the father stay-
ed by the son and was in Fort
Worth from the time the trial began
until it ended, which covered a pe-
riod of nearly a month. The result,
was a mistrial.
Following the trial Sneed return-
ed to his home at Georgetown and
was on the way to the postoffice that
morning for the purpose of securing
some mail when Hillard met him in
the doorway. As Sneed passed the
apparently crazed man Hlllard drew
a large caliber pistol from one of his
llockets and began firing. Sneed
turned to see who had attacked him
andi two more leaden messengers of
death were lodged in his body, one
penetrating the heart.
Oscar Hankal, the 12-year-old son
of Mr. and MrB. R. L. Hankal, who
reside on North College street, died
at noon Wednesday of meningitis.
Hie little boy was taken with a deep-
seated cold Sunday night, and when
he called Monday morning at 8
o'clock, the attending physician pro-
nounced the case meningitis. The
serum treatment was used Monday
morning and again Tuesday morn-
ing. The disease responded to Its
use, and the boy was getting along
nicely until Wednesday morning,
when a change was' made for the
worse. The boy sank very rapidly
and was relieved from his Buffering
at 12 o'clock, when the death angel
called him to that better land. The
home of Mr. and Mrs. Hankal, which
was only a few days ago all bright
and cheerful, is changed to a place
of sorrow and grief. Their little
son was a member of the Christian
Sunday school of this city, and was
a bright and obedient child. He 1b
survived by his parents and one
brother, R. B. Hankal, aged 6 years.
The funeral services will be conduct-
ed at the home this morning at
10:30 o'clock by Rev. James
M. Bell. The Interment will be
made In the McLarry cemetery,
about two and a half miles north of
We extend sincere sympathy to
the bereaved ones In the death of
their loving son and brother.
J. H. Dixon of Scurry County Makes
poster's UQeather bulletin
(Copyrighted 1909 by W. T. Foster)
Washington D. C. March 6.—Last
bulletin gave forecasts of disturb-
ances to cross continent March 10 to
14, warm wave 9 to 13, cool wave 12
to 10. This storm wave temperatures
are expected to average about or a
little below normal. The storms will
be of more than usual force and
heaviest rains will occur In parts of
the southern states while not much
precipitation may be expected east!
of the Rockies hear latitude 40.
Rainfall is expected to be greater
north and south of latitude 40 east
of the Rockies.
Next disturbance will reach Pacific
coaBt about March 15, cross Pacific
slope by close of 16, great central
valleys 17 to 19, eastern sections 20.
Warm wave will cross Pacific slope
about March 15, great central valleys
17, eastern sections 19. Cool wave
will cross Pacific slope about March
15, great central valleys 20, eastern
The general average of storm
wave temperatures is expected to go
down from the five days centering on
March 5 to the five days centering
on 28 and the last above described
storm wave to average colder than
usual. This does not portend an
early opening of spring crop weather
for the sections lying south of parall-
Following March 28 a rapid open-
ing up of good crop weather is ex-
pected and an early spring for sec-
tions north of latitude 40. Some
sections will have good crop weather
throughout the season but in much
the largest part of the country east
of the Rockies oats should be sown
as early as possible or the oats crop
A rather odd season is before us.
about six weeks of drouth will pre-
vail in parts of the corn sections in
April, May and June and in those
sections the corn should be planted
late, because the best rains will come
in July and August. This is strange
advice to give. Most farmers usually
advise early planting but that will
not be best for all places this year.
A moderate estimate will show
that one fourth of all the expense of
farming is lost by mistakes made in
what and when to plant and sow.
That immense loss can be materitlly
cut down by following Foster's fore-
casts. These forecasts are not per-
fect but they are vastly better than
guessing and this fact is being de-
monstrated by a million farmers.
Bulletin of Jan. 13 predicted great
storms all around the earth for near
Feb. 1.8 and those destructive storms
came on that day, continuing for sev-
eral days. The Carnegie Institution
is searching the sun to find the
cause. They refuse to look at the
planets and gaze only at the sun.
All scientists now agree that the sun
and planets are great magnets but
who ever heard of a magnet disturb-
Those great scientists not only
hold that the sun is a great magnet
but also that It is an intensely hot
and boiling mass of liquid metal.
The sun can not be a magnet and be
hot and they must give up the idea
of a hot sun and the idea that the
sun disturbs itself.
Those great storms near Feb. IS
were caused by well known plane
tary positions and I assert that, every
time such a planetary position occurs
similar great storms result. If the
Carnegie Instltutinon would accept
these facts and make them the basis
of investigation immediate progress
But. Carnegie's millions are being
used along the lines that would bet-
ter fit the dark nges. Any scientist
who believes In a hot sun should
have lived In the days of pagan
Rome, We are living in the electro-
magnetic nge and it Is time that
scientists realize that fact and join
with the progressives.
L. A. Scott
L. A. Scott, one of the grand Jur-
ors who has been serving during this
term of court, and who- was forced
to retire from this body three
weeks ago on account of sickness,
was able to be up In town Wed-
nesday, the first time Blnce he be-
came sick. Mr. Scott had a very
serious attack of lagrlppe. Ills
many friends are glad to know that
he is again able to be out.
R. J. Williams of route 1, Royse
City, renews for the Weekly Demo-
crat-Gazette and Dallas News at our
clubbing rate for another year. Mr.
Williams saya he does not want to
mlas a copy. Thanka.
J. W. Jordan
J. W. Jordan of .Melissa, and one
of tlu> best, known men In Collin
counl.v, was a pleasont visitor at
this office Monday afternoon. Mr
Jordi n Btatedi that his son, Wade
who i was taken with meningitis
abou^ two weeks ago* and who had
been Ivery sl«k during that time
was lyow able to be up, and was feel
Ing line. He also stated that Leo
Cornell, who was taken sick with
the sa\*ne disease last Friday at his
home kbout a mile north of Molissa,
waB mwch better. The many friends
of theao two young men are glad to
know tjiat they are getting along so
Our old ex-Collln friend, J. H.
Dixon, of Hermleigh, Scurry county,
Texas, is a little ironical, we think.
In sending The Weekly Democrat-
Gazette a one dollar check for an-
other year's subscription he appends
thiB postscript: "We are having
plenty of rain. Crop prospects are
tine In Scurry, here where water
hauling is never thought of." Oh,
now, J. H.! don't twit us about wa-
ter hauling We have been at it
for three years and are sore. But.
old Collin will "come back," If you
will permit us to use prize fighting
parlance to express it. In fact, old
Collin has already "come back."
We have now the best season in the
ground that we have had In three
years. So look out Mr. ex-Colllnlto.
You will be "coming back" your
own self this fall, or many of you
will (we hope) provided present
bumper crop prospects pan out.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR.
That the freight shlpmenta of
carload lots ,etc. will be greatly im-
proved la assured by the statements
given out by railroad officials here
Wednesday. Railroad Commissioner
Jno. L. Wortham, in company with
Mr. Gua Rodgeaka, general superin-
tendent of the H. & T. C. and Mr.
Balrd, assistant freight agent of the
H. & T. C., came here Wednesday
In a special car, to confer with
the shippers here with reference to
the freight service of this line at this
point. Commissioner Wortham re-
queats this paper to say to the ship-
pers of McKinney and Collin county
that he will be glad to have them
take up all delays and shipping
troubles with him and to assure
them that he will do all within
his power to adjuat matters to the
satisfaction of all. General Super-
intendent Rodgeska stated that he
would see to the improvement of the
service. In fact the service has been
somewhat Improved within the past
ten days. He says they have prom-
ised englnea to further improve the
service and it seems now that the
shippers of McKinney and Collin
county will not have any delays or
any kind of trouble on the H. & T.
C. Tlio three gentlemen left last
night at 8 o'clock for Dallas In their
special car. In this connection It
might be well to state that the local
representatives of this road have
been ap diligent as possible in the
movement of freight In and out of
this station, but owing to the fact
that miscreants have been busy all
along Hie line, interfering with and
damaging engines, It haB been Im-
possible to give satisfactory service.
Either strikers, friends or sympa-
thizers of the strikers, it is claimed,
have disabled three or four engines
on the north (tills) division within
the past few weeks, thus Interfering
with the service to a great extent.
This, it is believed, has now been
overcome to Bome extent, and the
service will likely be much better
from this time on.
The vital statistics of Collin coun-
ty for the month of February shows
that there were 60 births and 14
Will Filed For Probute.
The will of J. M. Wilcox, deceased,
was filed for probate in the district
court here Monday.
The jury in the case of Fred Cox
vs. the K. & T. Railway, which
has been out since Saturday morning
returned a verdict Monday at
2 o'clock In favor of the plaintiff,
giving him $2500. The plaintiff was
suing the railroad company for per-
sonal injuries received. The suit
was for $30,000.
DEATH OF LITTLE GlltL.
Daughter of S. W. Vick on Farm of
Geo. M. Wilson.
(From Tuesday's Dally).
Lavatah, the nine year old daugh-
ter of S. W. Vick, who lives on Geo
M. Wilson's farm four miles north-
east. of McKinney, died at 9 o'clock
Monday night after a nine days' ill-
ness of pneumonia. The burial will
take place at I o'clock tomorrow af-
ternoon at Wilson Chapel. Funeral
services will be held at the church
The deceased is survived by her par-
ents, one sister and one brother. Mr
Vick, who is an honest and most,
highly escteemed citizen, and his
wife have the sympathy of their
many neighbors and friends In U|
NEW CHURCH PUBLICATION.
The Barnea (lass Has Increased Size
of The Baraca Sentinel.
The "Baraca Sentinel" is the
name of a new publication put out
by the Baraca Class of the First
Baptist Church. The first four ls-
sues of the Sentinel were very small,
just about the size of a postal card,
but I his week It's a good one, being
81-2 by 11 inches and Is put out in
the form of a four page folder, put
up in regular newspaper style, with
advertisements, editorial page etc.
Thla publication is put out for tha
betterment of the Baraca Class, to
Interest its members andi to get new
members. It Is indeed a credit to
the young men of this class and will
surely result In great good to the
class. The Class now has on a con-
test divided Into two sections, one
side being called the "Reds" and the
other called! the "Blues." The con-
test Is for new members and at the
close the losing side will give a ban-
quet. to the winners. They have
created quite a good deal of Interest
and are getting many new members
to their class. Mrs. L. C. Clifton la
teacher of the class and Is one of the
best teachcrB In McKinney.
Men's Forward Movement.
The Men's Religion Forward
Movement met at 4 p. m. Sunday at
the First Presbyterian church and
although the attendance was rather
small, not quite what It should have
been, some very fine addresses were
delivered, most of thoso present
taking part. Those who were not
there missed a real treat. Men of
the Forward Movement, don't mls3
these meetings: the loss Is yours
when you do. Next Sunday we meet
at 4 p. ni. at the Presbyterian
church U. S. A. where we hope to se-3
you all there. Subject for discus-
sion, the first part of fourth chapter
of John's gospel. Look It up and
come prepared to say a few words.
Remember they may be of help to
some one else.
lYoiuinent Missouri Man Dead.
Frisco Meeting Closed.
(From Tuesday's Dally).
Rev. M. F. Wheeler left thlB morn
Ing for Dallas where he goes to at
tend a big rally of the Missionaries
of the Baptist church, to be held In
that city today. Mr. Wheeler Btated
to a representative of these papers
that he had Just closed a moat suc-
cessful and promising meeting at
Frisco, during which there were nine
additions to the church, and a great
revival of rellgloua Interest appar-
ent among the membership.
Friends In and around McKinney
will regret to learn of the death of
E. S. liaugherty'B brother, which re-
cently occurred at Ills home at Ber-
rymnn, Missouri. Until a few
months ago R. S. Daugherty resided
In the Woodlawn community. He
moved to Missouri to accept a posi-
tion with his brother, Henry Daugh-
erty, a prominent contractor and
citizen of that atate. Henry Daugh-
erty, the deceaaed, was 64 years old),
and died from Brlght's disease.
These papers tender sympathy to the
bereaved brother who has many old
friends In Texas.
So They All Say.
Hon. Tom Perkins of McKinney
seems to be getting more publicity
and more good things said about him
than any of the candidates for Con-
gress from thla district, all of which
are deserved.—Howe Herald.
Read the Want Adi today.
C. J. McElroy on route 5, south-
east of town, renews for The Demo-
Leo Dugger, one of our good
friends living east of town, called to
give us another dollar on The Dem-
ocrat-Gazette subscription. Ler
wants the paper to "keep comln" ar
we are certainly glad
Ernest Flncher, of Paris
cated In McKlney. He Is
surance business, with t
ians. Mr. Flncher, Is a
Rev. E. B. Flncher on
most popular pastor?
Mr. Flncher to our
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