The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 4, 1912 Page: 1 of 12
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12 Pa<es This Week
The Weekly Democrat-
THIRTIETH YEAR, NO. 10.
The McKinney city election for
1912 In now a thing of the past,
and everybody, defeated and un-
feated candidates and citizens, can
now again Bettle down to work for
themselves and for the welfare of
the grand old town of McKinney.
It would be misleading to say that
there were no surprises in the va-
rious contests. However, the cam-
paign was a clean one; there was
no abuse, so far as could be learned,
and general good feeling prevailed
throughout, and even up to the end.
Two young men, never before hon-
ored with office, and yet both well
qualified for the positions, were
elected by overwhelming majorities,
which goes to show that the young
men are being sought for the real
work of today. There seems to be
no hard feelings on the part of the
defeated candidates, aa Indeed, there
is no cause for It, the campaign, as
above stated, being conducted on a
The highest total vote cast In the
election wns In the race for city as-
sessor anil collector, and reached
704, which Is seventy votes more
than the total number of poll tax
receipts Issued. v
Following Is the totnl vote for the
various offices: ,
J. S. McKinney 747
Assessor and Collector.
T. A. Coleman . . ...... 1S2
Forest Board 425
S. E. Walker 161
James H. Ball 20
H. \V. Warden 709
Alderman Ward I.
Wick Graves 770
Alderman Ward 2 (long term).
J. R. Cogglns 384
Marshall Padgitt 302
Alderman Ward U (short term).
Walter Downs 192
Wm. Stout 121
Ed West 373
J. B. Cox 09
Alderman Ward !1.
Giles McKinney 733
Alderman Ward 4.
L. A. Folsom 704
Jewell Abernathy r 01
T. C. Andrews 272
R. F. Dowell 102
J. Frank Smith 215
Sims Cameron 400
McKINNEY MARKET REPORT.
What the Farmers Are Being Paid
(or Their Product* Today.
Bran per cwt $1.03
Flour per cwt $2.85 to $3.25
Chickens, fryers 15c
Mutton eheep $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 9c
Bacon per lb 12 l-2c to 15c
Turkeys per lb 10c
Old roosters per do*., $2.00 tp $2.26
OatB per bu 67c
Eggs per doz 14c
Wheat per bu $1.25
Baled oats $17.00
Cotton, lint $6 to $10.90
Cotton, Beed $2.00 to $2.60
Cotton seed per ton $18.00
Chops per cwt $1.60
Shorts per cwt $1.70
Ear corn In sliuck 85c
Shelled corn 85c
R. L. Harwell Is another success-
ful farmer who will read the Week-
ly Democrat-Gazette for another
year. Mr. Harwell lives near Rock
Quarry, Farmersvllle, route No. 2.
He has a nice place some distance
north of where he is living at pres-
McKINNEY, COLLIN COUNTY, VJftXAH, ?HUItKDAY, APIUL 4, 11113.
Wish to acknowledge thanks to S.
Gkirr, for his valued order for a
yj^r's subscription to the Weekly
Democrat-Gazette. Mr. Carr is a fine
man, kind and clever, whom we have
learned to like. Ho lives near Ve-
Meningitis at Piano.
A. Hugeley of Piano was taken
suddenly sick Tuesday afternoon, and
.the attending physicanB state that l?e
has a well developed case of men-
ingitis. His condition Friday was
Little Girl Passes Away.
Monica, the 13-year-old daughter
of Mrs. Jim Spurgeon, who resides
in the Dump community, died at the
family home at that place at 6 a. m.
Thursday, after six weeks' Illness of
meningitis, complicated with pneu-
monia. She Is survived by her moth-
er and the following brothers and
sisters: Will, Bernard, Ed and Leo
Spurgeon, Mrs. Tom McCormlck and
Misses Gertrude and Maggie Spur-
geon. The interment was made at
St. Paul Friday. Tho editors of these
papers extend sympathy to the be-
reaved ones In the death of their
loving daughter and slater.
,J. B. Neal of Melissa No Longer in
Race for Commissioner.
For reasons satisfactory to myself
and which It. are not necessary for
me ^o here state, 1 have decided to
withdraw my candidacy for the of-
fice of county commissioner Precinct
No. 3. In doing so I wish to cordial-
ly thank my friends who have bo
kindly pledged me their support and
I assure them that these tokens of
friendship and substantial esteem
ure as sincerely appreciated as If 1
had remained In the race and been
successful. J. B. NEAL.
Melissa, Texas, April 1, 1912.
Will Work in Denison.
J. M. Harris has gone to Denison,
where he will have charge of the
Denison burenu of the Sherman
Democrat. Mr. Harris was with these
papers for a long while, and is a
splendid newspaper man and tine
gentleman. We are glad that he will
not move his excellent family from
J. E. Martin, of Tioga, remits by
bank check to renew for the Weekly
Democrat-Gazette. Jim Martin Is a
Collin county reared boy, who moved
to Tioga for family health reasons
and still has a warm spot In his
heart for old Collin county. He Is
the oldest son of Mr. und Mrs. Jesse
Martin of near Melissa where he was
Olive Scott of near Blue Ridge
Is among the many new subscribers
to the Weekly Democrat-Gazette.
Glad to have him on our list.
Bob Reneau of near Princeton
was here Monday.
Ed Wallace of Farmersvllle has
enrolled his name on our Dally Cour-
ier-Gazette list. Thanks Mr. Wallace.
Mr. Wallace 1b connected with the
mill in an Important capacity. He
formerly lived In McKinney.
Dallas, Texas, April 2.—Henry E.
Singleton of McKinney, who Is In
Dallas today, announced his candida-
cy for state commissioner of agri-
culture. Mr. Singleton Is president
of the Texas Corn Growers' Associa-
tion and was formerly president of
the Texas Swine Breeders' Associa-
tion. He la a charter member of the
Texas Farmers' Congress andi a
member of the executive committee
of that body.
No one here is authorized to say
that Mr. 8lngleton has made-formal
announcement, so far as we can
ream, but all express themselves as
well pleased with the report, and
lidpe that It is true. Mr. Singleton,
they say, would carry North and
East Texas solid, and they believe
that he would win by a very large
We express our appreciation to W.
H. Tyslnger, Josephine for his sub-
scription to our weekly. Mr. Tyslng-
er Is a good and honored man whom
we greatly esteem.
Much Good Is
Rev. P. H. W41kerson of Arlington
was a pleasant visitor at thlB office
Friday. He Is working In the Inter-
est of the American Sunday School
Union, and will remain In McKinney
a short while. In conversation with
a representative of these papers Dr.
Wllkerson stated that during the
year which closed with February,
that the society had organized sixty-
two new Sunday schools, with 258
officers and teachers and 2,037 pu-
pils. Its missionaries also visited
eighty-six other schools and 1,616
families. They also distributed 599
Bibles and Testaments and preached
4 09 sermons. For the year, 186
conversions are reported, six preach-
ing places established! and seven
This work was done In the rural
districts. It Is the apeclal mission
of the society to reach the destitute
and neglected places where there are
no churches and Sunday schools.
The society employs men, who go as
missionaries to theBe fields and at
this time it has four In Its service In
Texas This work Is a great and
noble undertaking and those who are
now In the work of the society and
doing all In their power to visit all,
who probably have not the privilege
of attending church and Sunday
school. They are trying to better
the condition of our country spirit-
ually and are highly elated at the
success they are meeting with and
only hope that the Interest mani-
fested In the future will be as great
aB It has In the past.
J. A. Moreland of Altoga was a
pleasant cailer at our office Satur-
day and renews for the Democrat-
Gazette and Dallas News at clubbing
rate, $1.75. Mr. Moreland has been
a rftader of these papers since 1904,
and alwayB renews, so he will not
miss a single copy of the paper.
A fine man and successful farmer,
R. L. Klnzey, and he hands us a dol-
lar to pay for a year's county news,
stating that he wanted all the county
news while It Is news. He Is living
on R. F. D. No. 4, Farmersvllle.
Woodrow Wilson asks the Democratic nomination on the strength of prom-
ises of what he will do if made president, rather than on his record as an ex-
ecutive, for until he became governor of New Jersey last year he had been
known only as an educator. He was highly esteemed aa prealdent of
Princeton university, and la considered a man of advanced ideas concerning
government and' legislation, and a deep thinker. He has been expounding his
theories In all parts of the country.
MEETING OF OI.D FRIENDS.
McKinney Citizens Meet First Time
in Forty Years.
Judge T. C. Goodner and W. E.
Oxford, the latter who recently mov-
ed here from Sherman, had a very
pleasant renewal of old acquaint-
anceship In the Weekly Democrat-
Gazette office yesterday, where they
casually met up with each ()ther.
Upon Introduction, they discovered
that they were old time friends and
associates In young manhood, when
they visited each other at McKinney
and Sherman and "sparked" the
girls together, who forty years or
more ago, composed society of the
two neighboring towns whose only
connection then was by dirt load.
The young people had to make their
JourneyB then between the two
towns In buggies or by horseback.
Judge Goodner is a native Tennes-
seean, a graduate of the law depart-
ment of the l^ebanon University:
came to McKinney In lSiiC, when J.
W. Throckmorton, of this city, was
occupying the governor's neat. The
young Tennessee lawyer landed in
McKinney with a library of just two
books—the Bible iiud a copy of
Shakespeare's works. Judge Tom
Brown (now chief justice of the Su-
preme Court of Texas) and Throck-
morton were law partners in Mc-
Kinney. In the temporary absence
of Gov. Throckmorton ar Austin,
Judge Brown Invited the young
TenneBseeau to make headquarters
In their office. In which he read up
on Texas statutes for six months,
then forming a law partnership
with the late J. H. Jenkins. Seven
years later, Judge Goodner was
elected county Judge, which oflice
he held for four consecutive terms
(eight years) and voluntarily retir-
ed. Judge Goodner can say what
few other people of our city can
perhaps truthfully say, that is, he
has spent forty-six con.-wentlve
Chrlstmuses In McKinney.
U. S. Vaughn, Farmersvllle,
route No. 0 Is a new addition to the
Weekly Democrat-Gazette list.
poster's YJQeatker ^ullstin
(Copyrighted 1912 by W. T. Foster)
Washington, D. C., April 3.—Last
bulletin gave forecasts of disturb-
ance to cross continent April 8 to
12, warm wave 7 to 11, cool wave
10 to 14. This will close out the
backward spring weather, the cold,
disagreeable and long period of
hard winter. Precipitation Is ex-
pected to be above normal, In dis-
tricts where rains have been pre-
dicted, for the five day period cen-
tering on the warm wave that will
cross continent April 7 to 11.
Next disturbance will reach Pa-
cific coast about April 12, cross Pa-
cific slope by close of 13, groat cen-
tral valleys 14 to 16, eastern sec-
tions 17.' Warm wave will cross
Pacific coast about April 12, great
central valleys 14, eastern sections
16. Cool wave will cross Pacific
slope about April 15, great central
valleys 17, eastern sections 19.
This disturbance will Inaugurate
a long period of warm weather and
for most places, splendid crop-
weather. As the cool wave comes
In cloudy and rainy weather will
prevail except where previous bulle-
tins have predicted dry for April.
Rainfall will be less than usual In
the Southern States except In South-
ern Florida and near the coasts of
the Gulf of Mexico. Also less than
usual rain in the sections drained
by the upper valleys of the Arkan-
sas, the Kaw, the Platte, the Mis-
souri and the Mississippi, about the
great lakes and In Eastern Canada.
Dry In the Sacramento valleys. Gen-
erally wet from Kansas City to Al-
bany. New York.
But nearly all sections have an
abundance of moisture and all con-
ditions appear to be favorable to
splendid crop weather conditions at
end of April. These good conditions
will probably tend to lower all prices
of farm and plantation products and
therefore dealers in those products
should expect prices to weaken.
If natural conditions are permit-
ted to control our financial affairs
there Is nothing in sight that, promi-
ses hard times or less prosperity for
the people than existed last year.
The public, and particularly the pro-
ducers, should not be disturbed by
the seeming unsteadiness In govern-
ment matters; those flurries will
pass and prosperity will continue.
Great weather events, on many
parts of the earth are expected dur-
ing the week centering on May 31.
About June 1 or 2 great disturb-
ances are expected on the sun, both
storm center and anti-cyclone. The
storm centers on the sun are bright
spots, called faculae, and the anti-
cyclones are called sunspots and are
same as our cold waves. These spots
will appear a little west, to the right,
of sun's center, the bright spots will
be a little south of sun's center, and
the dark spots farther south.
I expect an electric disturbance
on this continent last days of May
and not far from that time tornadoes
are expected. Severe stormB from
middle of May to June 10.
Scientists who are In the employ
of nearly all governments believe
that the sun, from some unknown
cause, chunites periodically, the
amount of force It sends out and
they are trying to And the length of
those periods in order that they
may be able to forecast our weath-
I believe the cause lies In the
changing relations of the planets
and that they affect the earth on the
same principles that one magnet
Motion Is Overruled.
The motion for a new trial In the
case of the State of TexaB vs. John
Cain charged with rape, was over-
ruled by Judge J. M. Pearson Thurs-
day. Attorneys for the defendant Im-
mediately filed notice of appeal, and
asked for ball for their client, pend-
ing the action of appellate court,
which was granted In the sum of
$1,500. The bond will likely be made
and the prisoner released. Cain was
found guilty in the district court
here, and his punishment assessed at
five years In the penitentiary.
Charged With Horse Theft.
W. M. Ballard, who went to
Sportsman & Hitchcock's livery sta-
ble Friday afternoon and hired a
horse, stating that he wanted to go
to Blue Ridge, and instead made all
possible haste to Van Alstyne, then
to Sherman, trying to dispose of the
horse at the latter place, was ar-
rested at Sherman Tuesday after-
noon about 2 o'clock by Constable
Will Kerby of this city. Mr. Kerby
was not told about the horse being
missing until 10 o'clock Tuesday
morning. He set to work and by 2
o'clock in the afternoon had the man
In custody. He brought the culprit
to McKinney and preferred charges
against him. Ballard is now in jail
Good Mun In Hunt County.
A representative of these papers
had a most profitable and interesting
conversation with a good mun, W. J.
Greer, living just over the Collin
county line in Hunt county, on Far-
mersvllle route 0. Mr. Greer states
thnt he is a native of Texas and has
been a resident of Hunt county all
the while, which is characteristic of
the type of man thnt resides in Tex-
as and the south. Mr. Greer Is a fine
man In every sense of that term,
which Is forcibly evidenced, not only
by his neighbors but also by those
who have had the good fortune to
know him longest and best. He
further states that he Is at present
working one hundred acres of land
for Mr. Cody, a pioneer settler of
north Texas. He says that he and
Mr. Cody have been together eight-
een years, and at no time has there
any thing transpired that gave rise
to friction, in a business way, be-
tween employer and employee.
We are glad to enroll Mr. Greer
on our subscription list to the Week-
ly Democrat-Gazette. He is a man
that we are glad to meet and confer
with, his words are inspiring and his
dealing fair. Mr. Greer may not be
rich In worldly goods, but he Is
abundantly supplied In love and re-
spect for his fellow brother, which
Is infinitely better In comparison
than all the material wealth that
Wall Street has at it's command.
T. B. Reed, a nice young man of
Blue Ridge, R. F. D. No. 4 tenders a
dollar In exchange for a year's sub-
scription to the Weekly Democrat-
Gazette. We are glad to have him
as a reader.
One of the prettiest home wed-
dings of the season was the one
solemnized at the home of Mrs. M.
M. McDowell at Dallas Thursday at
8 o'clock In which her daughter,
MIsb Mae, was married to Mr. Hugh
Webb of that city.
Dr. E. E. King, pastor of the First
Baptist church of this city spoke the
words which made this young couple
husband and wife.
Mr. Webb is the son of Mrs. John
Webb of Dallas. He was born and
reared In this city, having moved
to Dallas with his mother some five
or six yearB ago. He Is a highly re-
spected young man, and possesses
fine business qualities. His many
friends here wish for him a long
and happy wedded life.
Miss McDowell Is a highly accom-
plished young Christian woman, she
also having been born and reared In
this county, and made McKinney her
home for several years. Those at-
tending the wedding from here were:
Dr. E. E. King and the bride's broth-
er, Arthur McDowell, and wife. The
newly wedded couple will continue
to make Dallas their home. May
peace, happiness and prosperity ac-
company theun through their future
ONE DOLLAR iPER YEAR.
One of the prettiest home wed-
dings of the season was the one
solemnized at the home of Mrs. T.
P. Williams, 643 Kentucky avenue,
Dallas, Tuesday afternoon at 5:30
o'clock In which her sister, Miss
Ethel Wetsel, of Piano, was mar-
ried to Frank Koch oi this city, Rec-
tor L. C. Birch, paBtor of the Epis-
copal Church of McKinney spoke
the words which made this couple
husband and wife. The groomsmen
people and wife. The groomsmen
were, Wm. J. Edwards, Marvin C.
Clark and Grover C. Wetsel. The
groom's brothor, Walter T. Koch,
was his best man. The brides-
maids were, Misses Dona Burns,
Jessie WilliamB and Alice Griffin;
Miss Nell Williams was maid of
honor. Others present were, Misses
Lollle Dorsey, Eva Graham, Maud
Davis, Dr. and Mrs. F. R. Koch, Mrs.
Thomas, Misses Lillian and Daisy
Wetsel, Mrs. F. C. Bovell, Blrl Tay-
lor and Miss Annie Chamberluin.
The parlor was most artistically
and appropriately decorated in
white and green, and dimly lighted
with frosted globes. Many beautiful
tlowers added greatly to the beauty
of the scene.
The wedding march was rendered
by Miss Chamberlain, the Impress-
ive Episcopal ceremony being elab-
orately carried out.
Mr. Koch is the son of Dr. and
Mrs. F. R. Koch of McKinney. He
Is a fino young man and has scores
of friends who wish for him a long
and happy wedded life. He moved
to McKinney eight years ago with his
pnrents, and has at all times proven
himself to be an honest, sober and
upright young man. Frank Is now
In the employ of "Uncle Sam," being
a clerk In the postoffice here.
Miss Ethel Is the accomplished
daughter of Mrs. M. E. Wetsel, of
Piano. She was born and reared at
(hat place and has a large circle of
friends who extend to her their best
The newly wedded couple arrived
In McKinney Tuesday evening on the
7:45 limited. They will make their
future home In McKinney. May
peace, happiness and prosperity ac-
company these young people through
their future life.
ATTACKS SENATOR GORE.
Maniac Attempts to Ilraln Rlind Man
Waukesha, Wis., March 31.-—
Senator Gore of Oklahoma narrowly
escaped death Saturday afternoon
when a crazed Polo, Charles Scho-
malk, attacked him with a club
while the senator was speaking. The
Pole was sitting near the stage and
In the midst of the senator's speech
suddenly leaped to the platform,
drawing a club from under hlB over-
alls as he jumped and swung Instant-
ly at the senator's head.
One of the men on the stage,
Judge P. C. Marman, was quicker
than the maniac, however, and
knocked Schomalk off the stage be-
fore his blow landed. The senator,
who could not see his danger, was
unaware of the Incident until later.
LIGHTNING STRIKES RESIDENCE
No One Hurt and Only Slight Dam-
age is Done.
The residence of Prof. T. M. Wil-
son on East Anthony street, in the
enstern part of the city, was struck
by lightning early this morning, re-
sulting In small damage to the build-
ing, and no Injury to the occupants.
The residence of Mrs. Caver on
North Church street, was also
struck by lightning early this morn-
ing. tearing a hole in the roof and
partially demolishing the brick
flue. None of the occupants were in-
jured, however, and the inmages
M. M. Granstaff, living on the R.
C. Strickland farm in the Lick
Springs community, Is one of our
latest, additions to the Democrat-
P. H. Smith Sells Residence Property
to Mrs. Cockrell.
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Smith have
sold their home on North Chestnut
street to Mrs. Cockrell. The deal
was put through by the real estate
agency of Scott & Emerson, who are
always on the alert and busy In
John H. Wright, living on Farm-
ersvllle, R. F. D. No. 3, Is nnother
worthy young man who adds his
name to swell the list of weekly-
readers. We are glad to have him
among our readers.
Mrs. Cunningham of Tennessee Is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. Frank
was more than
Voluntary Weather Observer Har-
vey Kllllngsworth reports 3.27 iuch-
es of rainfall for the twenty-four
hourB ending at noon Monday. He
registered 2.71 Inches from 7 o'clock
Sunday evening till 7 o'clock next
morning. Mr. Kllllngsworth re-
ceived his Instruments last month
from the Government Weather Bu-
reau nt Washington and begins his
official registrations April 1. Mr.
Kllllngsworth, who is night miller
at the Collin County Mill and Ele-
vator Company's mill, Is a close stu-
dent of weather conditions and will
take much Interest In the register-
ing of the temperature and precipita-
tion. He certainly is well equipped
with government standard Instru-
ments und his reports can be counted
upon to be correct for this city.
H. W. Klnser Is « young but
wide-awake farmer In the McDonald
community who knows a good'thing
when he sees It. For a dollar he geti
the biggest, brightest and best—the
Weekly Democrat-Gazette for a
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