The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 28, 1912 Page: 1 of 20
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•SHIltTIKTH YEAR, NO. O.
McKlNNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MARCH JW, 1012.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR.
Meningitis at Farimrsvillo.
A severe case of meningitis devel-
oped at Farmersville early Monday.
Otis Aycock, the 11-year-old son of
A. S. J. Aycock was suddenly strick-
en, and the report late that after
noon was that the boy cannot possi-
bly recover. He was at Sunday
sohool Sunday mornlug, was stricken
I about 6 o'clock.
Death Front Meningitis.
Olena, the little 4-year-old daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Taylor,
who reside in the Chanibersvllle
community was stricken with menin-
gitis Sunday night at 8 o'clock and
died next morning at 9 o'clock. We
extend sincere sympathy to the be-
reaved father and mother in the
death of their precious little girl.
Meningitis In County Jail.
Eddie Spurlock, aged 17 years,
• who \sas working out a tine on the
county road was brought to the
county jail Saturday afternoon very
tick. After a diagnosis of the caso
it was announced t y the attending
physician that the young man had a
well developed case of meningitis. It
is reported that he is resting very
well Monday afternoon. His parents
live in Arkansas.
* ji*> Boy Huh
JJ©y Has Meningitis.
fr 9-year-old son of
•>m Campbell, who
jfii street, in the
JjNh, has a well de-
jgmenlngitls at the
who resides o.i Bast Standifer Btreet,
east of the railway tracks.
Mr. Campbell has been working at
Dallas at*the carpenter's trade. He
came h^ie Thursday evening and ho
and went to spend the
nlghtli ?Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler,
Mr. \Vh fT' being a brother to Mrs.
Campbe^../That night both Mrs.
"ampTbcll arid her son became sick,
cup.'i'fclcian was summoned Friday
working, and Mrs. Campbell was In
rs able to be up. The lit-
ntinued to grow worse,
tehv in the day the physician
1 ounced his case meningitis,
cold'ie erum treatment was used
thrrrday and again Sunday,
so " — — —
tui.es of Meningitis.
m Mrs. S. S. Large, aged about 35
oars, died at her home in the Enloe
ommunlty Friday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Meningitis was the cause of
her death. She was taken sick last
Wednesday night, and suffered groat
agony during the few days she was
sick. She was a •consistent, member
of the Baptist church. She was a
loving mother, a dutiful wife and a
kind neighbor. Her death has caus-
ed her ninny friends in that com-
munity to bow their heads in sorrow.
She lived a pure and noble life, and
the world has been made better by
her having lived In It. She is sur-
vived by a husband and seven chil-
dren, the oldest a daughter about 15
years of age. The Interment was
made in the Wilson Chapel cemetery
Saturday. We extend sincere
sympathy to the bereaved husband
and children In this sad hour of sor-
Virgil Shiiiiiiin Passes Away.
Virgil, the 16-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. S. Shuman, of South
Chestnut street, who was stricken
with meningitis Friday, and who
had suffered Intense agony from the
effects of this dfeadful disease, died
Tuesday at 2:15 o'clock. The
funeral services were held at the
home at 12 o'clock, conducted by
Dr. E. E. King, pastor of the First
Baptist, church of McKlnney. The
interment was made In the Forest
drove cemetery. The editors of these
papers extend the deepest sympathy
to Mr. and Mi-b. Shuman in the
death of their son.
Rural School SuH|M>mlc<l.
^Prof. S. A. Wilson, teacher of the
lione Elm school this year was In
McKlnney Monday, and stated that
his school had again been suspended
temporarily on account of menin-
gitis. There was one case developed
near that, place Sunday night, at S
o'clock, the victim being a little girl
4 years of age. She died Monday
morning at 9 o'clock. There are no
new cases reported, and It Is thought
that the school will reopen In two or
Meningitis nt Culleoka.
It was reported here Tuesady morn-
ing that there was a very bad case
of meningitis near Culleoka, the vic-
tim being the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Dav£ Lassater. The girl has
been sick for two or three days and
her condition is said to be a very
Situation at Melissa
The meningitis situation at Me-
lissa is reported to be much better.
All patients are getting along as
well as could be expected. It was
rumored here Tuesday afternoon
■that a new case had developed at
tyhat place, but upon investigation of
the rumor, it was found to be with-
Death Ijoves Shining Mark.
Again the grim reaper has Invad-
ed the Culleoka community and took
for Its reward Miss Fannie, the 15-
year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Dave Lasater, who reside a few miles
from that place. Meningitis was the
cause of this young lady's death.
She was stricken with this disease
Sunday morning, and was in a critic-
al condition from the lirst. She suf-
fered intense agony until death
came Tuesday evening and ended
her pain. The editors extend sym-
pathy to the bereaved ones in this
sad hour of sorrow.
New Cases are Reported.
Mrs. J. A. Berry of Farnijersvllle,
route (3, is reported to have menin-
gitis. She wus 'stricken with this
disease sdme three or four days ago,
and her condition is said to be a
very critical one.
Willie Wade, the 12-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. (Bud) Pen-
dleton of Farmersvllle, was stricken
with meningitis Tuesday. It is re-
ported that he Is resting very well
this afternoon. The many friends
of Mr. and Mrs. Pendleton hope for
their son a speedy recovery.
Ottls Aycock Passes Away.
Ottls, the 14-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. S. J. Aycock of Far-
mersvllle, died at their home at that
place Monday of meningitis. He had
been sick some two or three days,
although from the time the case de-
veloped into meningitis he only liv-
ed five hours. The interment was
made Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock
In the I. O. O. F. cemetery at that
place. We extend sincere sympathy
to the bereaved ones.
Little Girl Better.
Ruth, the little 8-year-old daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stout, who
has been very sick for the past
eighteen days with meningitis, is re-
ported to be getting along very well
Although she is now very weak from
the continued illness it is thought
she will be up again In a week or ten
days, restored to her usual health.
Mrs. W. W. (Etta) Bradshaw
died at her home at Paris, Texas,
Monday night of rheumatism. She
was about 15 years of age, and had
been living at Paris for the past 25
years. She was born and reared in
the State of Tennessee. She is a
sifter of Mrs. W. D. Goostree and
Andrew Martin of this city and
Mrs. Vick Ausburn formerly of Mc-
Kinney, but now of Houston, and an
aunt of Bud Ausburn of this city.
Messrs. Andrew Martin and Douglas
Goostree left for Paris Tuesday
to attend the funeral which was held
clock that afternoon,
not being well herself,
was not able to attend the burial of
Mrs. Bradshaw professed religion
several years ago and joined the
Baptist church, since which time she
lived a devout Christian life. She
was a loving sister, a dutiful wife, a
kind mother and a friendly neighbor.
She leaves a large circle of friends
to mourn her death. She is survived
by a husband and three children. Wo
extend the deepest sympathy to the
bereavedi ones in the death of their
loving wife, mother and sister.
urui'sii crt? icii
to attend the f
there at^ 3 o'ol
Land Sells at
$90 Per Acre
Dr. R. E. Morrow, of Lucas, re-
cently sold Mrs. M. C. Brandon 30
acres of land located about one-half
mile west of that place for the
fancy price of $90 per acre. The
land around Lucas is classed as be-
ing as fertile as can be found In Col-
lin county and the farm purchased
by Mrs. Brandon is one of the finest
little farms In that settlement.
Manzle Braddox, the negro who
was shot In the forehead Sunday
night between 7 and S o'clock at the
home of Abe Johnson on "Eleven
Row," died at his home In the "run"
in Southwest McKlnney Monday eve-
ning, at about 7 o'clock. Clarence
Alexander, who gave himself up to
the officers, stating that Braddox was
making at him with a knife at the
time the shooting occurred, la held
In jail here. The grand jury has
not as yet completed the investiga-
tion of the case.
Father and Son Sick.
Charlie Jordan, aged about 55
years, and a well known man of Me-
lissa, and hlB son, Taylor, agedi
about 17 years, were stricken with
meningitis at their home at that
place Wednesday afternoon. The
serum treatment was used and It Is
reported that they are resting as
well as could be expected. Mr, Jor-
dan Is an uncle of Wade Jordan,
who has Just recovered from a se-
vere attack of this dreadful disease.
Housekeeper or Nurse.
Young white woman wanted.
Permanent position for right person.
Apply at once to Dr. Caldwell's Sani-
A. .T. Hammock of Greenville was
here yesterday on business.
Court House jj City Hall
Whut Has Been Done in District, County, Justice and City Courts
The attorneys in the case of the
State of Texas vs. Alf Barry, charg-
ed with assuult to murder, finished
arguing the case about 2 o'clock
Friday p. m., after which it went
to the jury. Ab one of the Jurymen
T. H. Evans, was called to Farmers-
vllle on account of illness of his
brother, the judge permitted him to
go. The jury was held here until
The jury in the case of the Stute
vs. Alf Barry, charged with nsBault
to murder, after being out some two
or three days, returned a verdict
Monday about 11 o'clock, of not
A. L. Burnsldes, who was one of
the jurymen In the case of the
State of Texas vs. J. B. Sparks,
charged with murder In the second
degree, who was called to the bed-
side of his brother, John Burnsldes,
of near Altoga, returned Friday p.
m. and joined the jury which was
still out with this case. His brother
died and was buried at Altoga Fri-
The jury in the case of the State
vs. J. B. SparkH, charged with mur-
der in the second degree, it being
alleged that he was connected with
the Farmersvllle lynching several
months ago, after being out three or
four days and falling to come to an
agreement, were discharged by
Judge Pearson Saturday evening. It
is said they stood ten to two- for ac-
The grand jury reconvened here
Monday p. m. at 1 o'clock, and will
probably be in session all week.
The case of the State vs. Henry
Thrift, who is charged with follow-
ing the avocation of selling Intoxi-
cating liquors, was continued until
next term of court.
The attorneys for John Cain, who
was tried here about ten days ago
on a charge of rape, the Jury return-
ing a verdict of guilty and assessing
his punishment at 5 years in the
penitentiary, Saturday argued mo-
tion for a new trial. The attorneys
for the defense claim the jury
reached a verdict on other matters
not proven In the evidence. Ten
members of the jury that sat on this
case were here Saturday as wltnesB-
es in the case.
The case of Wilson Herron vb.
Charlotte Herron, suit for divorce,
son Tuesday morning, and a divorce
son this morning, and a divorce
granted the plaintiff.
The jury was dismissed for the
Grand Jury Makes Report.
The grand jury made its report
about 2:80 yesterday and was
discharged by Judge J. M. Pearson.
Bills of indictment in 73 cases were
returned, consisting of 2C felony and
4 7 misdemeanor cases.
They visited the county jail and
found the same in reasonably good
condition. They also visited the
county farm under the management
of \lbert McCauley, and found same
well managed and in good condition.
Marriage license have been .Is-
sued to the following couples the
H. W. Fowler and Miss Pinkie
Henry Anderson and Miss OUle
Millard Armstrong and Miss Col-
O. R. Kendall and Miss Kato
Henry Moore and Miss Hazel
J S. Evans and Mrs. Mattie Holll-
W. D. Fletcher and Miss Annie
ROOSEVELT THREATENS TO
QUIT REPUBLICAN PARTY
Chicago, 111., March 28.—Col.
Theodore Roosevelt delivered an
ultimatum to the voters of Illinois
and the Republicans throughout, the
length and breadth of the United
States in two speeches delivered in
this city last night. Its purport
was: "Nominate me or I will go out
and fight the Republican party."
The Colonel did not commit him-
self on the methods he would use
to fight the Republican party if it
did not nominate him, hut he made
the Inference plain that if it did not,
he would start a third party, with
himself as leader and "the new Na-
tionalism" as the battle cry.
Col. Roosevelt gave the first in-
timation of his decision in a chat
with a number of Illinois partisans
at the Congress Hotel shortly after
his arrival In Chicago. Later he
repeated it in a two-minute address
to Cook county precinct leaders.
"We want to exercise our own
judgment," he said, "while urging
the preferential primary law. If we
have the primary and the people de-
ckle against us, I will have nothing
to say. If, however, the bosses dom-
inate the party and decide against
us, then I will hnve a good deal to
say. It Is for you men who are the
real political power In your State to
get the primary. If you do not get
It, then we must win, anyhow."
The following letter has just been
given to the public press, nnd fully
Greenville, Tex., Marctl 26 1912.
—Hon. Rice Maxey, Cti.il'-Li in Texas
Harmon Campaign Committee, Dai-
las, Texas. Viy Dtar Sir- On Murcu
5, 1912, you ano ascclates, lopre-
senting tlie candidacy of Governor
Harmon for the Democratic nomina-
tion for Prosid'-'i*, issued a letter
wherein it wiis slated that Governor.
Harmon fav:>r<d a tarlrr tix on raw
materials. Recently, you, In a public
statement, reiterated same. I have
made a thorough investigation of
what I believe to be all utterances
of Governor Harmon upon public
questions and have been unable to
And where he has ever at any time
said anything that would warrant
oven n conclusion to the effect that
he favored such a tariff tax. How-
over, believing that you would not
intentionally misrepresent Governor
Harmon's views, I would be pleased
to have you advise the public as to
when and where Governor Harmon
ever announced a belief In such a
policy nnd just what was Bald by
Governor Harmon on the subject.
As the letter of your Campaign
Committee and your statement have
each received wide circulation and
believing the public to be entitled to
full information as to the views and
opinions of Governor Harmon upon
this question, I am giving copies of
this letter to the preBB and most re-
spectfully request you to make pub-
lic answer to the inquiry herein
made and exercise yourself toward
the glv,lng to same, as wide publicity
as your letter and statement, refer-
red to, have received.
Yours very truly,
S. E. Randies, one of our old
friends nndi subscribers who. lives
near Blue Ridge, called on us while
In the city on business, to renew for
The Democrat-Gazette and Dallas
News. We appreciate his continued
patronage and his visits are always
Eugene Evans, aged about 37
years, diedi at the home of his par-
ents at Farmersvllle Tuesday night
at 12 o'clock, of dropsy, after an
illness of several months. He had
been at Hot Springs, Ark., for treat-
ment until a few weeks ago, when
he came to Farmersvllle to visit liis
parents, at which place he died. He
is survived by a wife and two or
three children. The Interment was
made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery
Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock,
funeral services being conducted by
Rev. G. O. Key of that place. The
editors of this paper extend the
deepest sympathy to the bereaved
ones in this sad hour of sorrow.
McKlNNEY MARKET REPORT.
What the Farmers Are Reing Paid
for Their Product? Today.
llran per cwt ft.Co
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 2 fic
Alfalfa hay per ton $22.00
Prairie hay per ton $14.00
Johnson grass hay per ton ..$12.00
Hens per lb 9c
Bacon per lb 12 l-2c to 15c
TurkeyB per lb 10c
Old roosters per dot., $2.00 to $2.25
Oats pef bu 67c
Eggs per doz 14c
Wheat per bu $1.25
Baled oats $17.00
Cotton,Mint $G to $10.90
Cotton, seed $2.00 to $2.00
Cotton Beed per ton $18.00
Chops per cwt $1.60
Shorts per cwt $1.70
Ear corn In Bhuck 85c
Shelled corn 85c
H. R. Calloway, formerly of this
county, but now a resident of Emory,
Rains county, hands over a dollar
for our weekly. Mr. Calloway wants
home news, and knows the same Ib
contained each week in the Demo-
The Weekly Democrat-Qazette
goes out to Its thousands of readers
today, with twenty pages, all-home
print, carrying some sixty special
country correspondents' messages, to
say nothing of general, state, county
and late local news—a home paper,
for the people now residing on this
earth. We are doing our best:
angels could do no more. Read every
ad: It means that the progressive
McKlnney merchants want your
trade, and Invite you to call upon
them. When you are through with
the Big Weekly, kindly give It to
your neighbor, provided he Is not a
reader, and thus you may be the
cause of him becoming one. You will
help your neighbor and us, too.
W. H. Snavely of McKlnney, route
5, has been an appreciated reader of
the Weekly Democrat-Gazette for
many years and comes In to pay for
another year and took the Dallas
News at our clubbing rate, the two
for $1.75. We appreciate the con-
tinued friendship of und patronage
of Buch good men.
Through the kindness of her
father, D. E. Morrison, Mrs. Dora
Newman of route 2, McGregor will
read for one year home news as pub-
lished weekly in the Democrat-Gaz-
ette. We have a large list of those
outside of Collin county and even
outside the state.
E. F. Neal of Alba, route 1, sends
us $1.75 for tli8 Weekly Democrat-
Gazette and Dallas Semi-Weekly
News for one year, this being our
special clubbing offer with the News.
W© are Indeed glad to enroll Ills
name on our big list of readers.
It was rumored throughout, the
city Tuesday that there was a case
of smallpox in the county jail, and
as there were many people in from
the country the news was rapidly
spread to all parts of the county, and
no doubt some are afraid to come to
A representative of these papers
got busy as soon as the news was
conveyed to him and made a thor-
ough investigation as to the truth-
fulness of the report, and found it
to be without foundation in fact.
There is only one sick patient in the
jail and he has meningitis, and is
resting well today.
According to rumors during the
past month, and we are very glad
that these were false, there have
been not less than a hundred cases of
meningitis in McKinney, when in
fact there have been but six,
G. L. Hurst, Farmersvllle, route 2,
will from now on read the Weekly
Democrat-Gazette. The Hursts are
substantial citizens of East Collin
and we are glad to enroll them
among our big and. growing list of
Is No Better
Joe Ferrell was in McKinney Wed-
nesday en route to his home at Ve-
rona. He has been attending the
bedBlde of his uncle, Sam McGee, at
Allen, who is very low. He has been
confined to liis bed for the past four
or five months. The attending phy-
sician stated that his illness was
due to Intestinal trouble. His con-
dition is a very critical one.
Judge Rice Maxey of Sherman wil
address the people of McKinney and
Collin county, in the court house in
McKlnney on Monday, April 1, nt 2
o'clock p. m., in the Interest of the
candidacy of Gov. Judson Harmon,
for President. Everybody is cor-
dially invited to hoar him.
U. P. CLARDY,
H. A. FINCH
J. R. GOUGH, Committee.
One of the best meetings and most
excellent programs had by the
Young Peoples' Movement of the
Christian Church in many weeks
waB had Sunday night. Miss Vivian
Hill gave an excellent reading: Miss
little Franklin sang a sweet solo,
and Mr. Thos. Foster gave a charac-
ter sketch of the life of Sampson.
MIhb Lizzie Hatler was the leader
and proved herself a success In that
capacity. The discussion of the life
of Gideon lead by Miss Bern Ice
Adams, was fine.
hnn R. Erwin Here Today.
Ivan B. Erwin of Honey Grove,
and a candidate for Congress from
the fourth district, was a visitor In
J. B. Honaker was a business vis-
itor in McKlnney yesterday from
Austin Tex., March 26.—William
F. Ramsey Mil leave the bench of
the Texas Supreme Court on Friday
of this week at midnight and will be
succeeded by NelBon Phillips of Dal-
Justice Ramsey on Monday placed
his formal resignation in the hands
of Gov. Colquitt, Ills opponent for the
Governorship in the forthcoming
contest, at 3:45 o'clock In the after-
noon. It was immediately accepted
and almost Instantly the name of his
successor announced. As yet Mr.
Phillips has not communicated his
acceptance to the Governor.
The resignation created a pro-
found sensation in the Statehouse
and was the sole topic on Austin
street cornera this evening. It is a
comparatively short time since Jus-
tice Ramsey, in a formal statement,
declared he would not resign, but
would continue to hold the position,
not actively serving and refunding
the salary to the State.
Because of this his resignation
came as a complete surprise, it is
effective the day before he begins his
formal campaign for Governor with
an address in Gonzales Saturday. In
a formal statement "the Impractic-
ability of discharging a divided duty,
with due consideration for either, is
forced upon him."
Justice Ramsey was appointed to
the Supreme Bench by Gov. Camp-
bell from the bench of the Court of
Criminal Appeals, to which position
he had ulso been appointed! by this
Executive. This court promotion fol-
lowed the resignation of Chief Jus-
tice R. R. Gaines, shortly before the
incumbency of Gov. Colquitt.
With the appointment of Mr.
"Phillips, Gov. Colquitt will have
named a minority of the court of last
resort, his first appointment being
Justice J. B. Dlbrell of Seguln. • Mr.
Phillips, before moving to Dallas,
where he is now engaged in the prac-
tice of law, reBided in Hill county,
and was Judge of the DlBtrlct Court
of Hill and Johnson Counties, the
latter being the home of Justice
AN OLD SUBSCRIBER.
Tells of Fine Time Ho and Roys Had
on South Texas Hunting Trip.
Steve Hobblns, who owns one of
the finest farms In the Culleoka
community, or In the county, for
that matter, sends In the necessary
amount to run his figures ahead a
year on our big weekly list. Mr.
Hobblns has been a reader of our
weekly ever since the first Issue was
printed, and says that he expects to
remain a member of the big family
as long as he can raise the dollar
once a year. In a private letter to
our Mr. Todd, of the circulation de-
partment, Mr. Hobblns tells of a big
deer hunt which he and his sons en-
joyed down near the coast last Eea-
son. He also enclosed a photograph,
showing the crowd of hunters sur-
rounding the carcasses of some very
fine specimens of the deer family.
Tills party is composed of Mr. Hob-
blna, his four sons. Harve, Fred,
John Walter and G. T. Hobblns, to-
gether with two friends, Mr. Cathey,
of near Branch, (Whurton county)
nnd Charlie Lefraan, of Wharton.
This hunting trip was made along
the banks and brakes of the Colorado
river in Wharton county, and dur-
ing the trip the party bagged sev-
enteen deer and one two-ye-xr-old
bear, besides numerous small game.
When reading of how the party en-
loyed the bear meat, Mr. Todd's
face wus overspread with a broad
smile, which showed very plainly
that a few rashers of "bar meat"
would be greatly enjoyed by this old
COLLIN COUNTY LAND.
Comparison of Valuations in Other
Austin, Texas, March 27.—A
comparison of the valuation of land
by counties as shown by the reports
in the Comptroller's office with that
just announced by the Federal Cen-
sus Burenu. shows a wide variation
between the assessed value and the
true value of farm property. The
Census reports show the average
value of iand in the state at $14.53
per acre and the land Is assessed at
$6.58 per acre. The comparison
shows that land is assessed at 45
per cent of its true value, accepting
the Census Bureau's Report as the
true value of the property.
In Co'lln county the CenBUS
Enumerators value the land at
$50.70 per acre and the Tax Aseess-
ors at $25.00, making the assess-
ment of land 50.8 per cent of Its
true value, which Is 5.8 above the
A Good Roads' Ruilder.
W. B. Fowler, a hustling young
farmer and good roads' builder, who
has been quite sick with grip for
three weeks, has about recovered,
and has been up at Denlson this
week, where he has the contract to
build some good roads, extending
out of Denlson. W. B. is a hustler,
and' says that If the farmers, of
which he is one, would lobk to their
interests, as he Bees It, they would
have a good road leading Into every
corner of the square of McKlnney.
J. L. CummlngB, a most worthy
young married man living north of
Allen, tenders a bright crispy "green
back" for our big and growing
Weekly. Thanks, come to see us.
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