The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 17, 1914 Page: 2 of 12
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Till'USD AY, DECEMBER 17,1914.
THE WEEKLY DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE,
THE WEEKLlf DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE
PUBLISHED EVERY THl RSUAV
Tom W. Perkins Wtiller II. W"""11
Editor*. Publishers antl Proprietors
Grecubcrry Adams, < Irciilatloii uud
Assistant llmliu'w Manager.
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expire on the ftrst of the month. Any
subscriber not receiving the pupur
regularly, please notify us.
Do your Christmas shopping early,
then you will not lie late about It.
A little tllverslF atlon will help tin
landlord; It will lull) tin tenant; It
will help all; diversify.
The tine lie\v school building will
be ready for occupancy after the holi-
days. Glorious old McKinney.
The grand Jury of Johnson County
for the term found thirty-three true
bills; the Collin County grand Jury
discovered two hundred and thirty-
seven misdemeanors ami f**!onles.
moke iiome owners.
"Civilization begins and ends with
the plow." The bread line proves
this, says the Waco Times-Herald.
Mr. Jefferson feared for America
"when our people K"t piled upon on*
another in large cities, as in Europe."
He rejoiced in the fact that he "nev-
er yet saw a native American begging
In the streets or highways."
It Is because of abandoned farms
and Inaccessible land that distress,
from time to time, comes on our cities.
A city Is all right so long as It is
properly fed. All food comes out of
the ground. When the city gits to
where its demands are beyond the
ability of the soil to support, It at
once becomes an Inverted pyramid,
liable to topple at any moment. The
factory is good only so long as there
is a demand for its product froiri
those who live from the soil.
The fathers of Texas meant to
guard against abnormal conditions
when they exempted the homestead
from forced sale. Our business or-
ganizations can do a great work for
the city and the country as a whole
by lending every possible assistance to
those who would own and cultivate
the small farm. A good beginning
could be mode aloft g the interurban.
Fewer acres In the farm and more
It is logical that the best cure for
farm evils is for more farmers to own
their homes. There should bo some
plan devised whereby the right kind
of people can get hold of land and
buy it one time at a low rate of in-
terest. Some communities are solv-
ing this problem by forming com-
panies to finance such deals. And I
they are going tobe the prosperous 1
They do things differently in differ-
ent states. A New Jersey boy got 120
days In Jail for killing a rabbit, a rial-
THE KDK ATKI) MAN.
A professor in the University of
Chicago declureu that to bu educated
a man must be able to truthfully ans-
wer In the affirmative the following
liHt of questions:
ibis education made you public
lias it made you a brother to the
Have you learned how to make
frionds and keep them?
Do you know what it is to be a
Can you look an honest man or a
j ure woman In the eyo?
Do you sec anything to love In a lit -
ie chll'i ■'
Will a lone'y dog follow you In the
Can you be 'ligh-minded mc! h.iiipy
in th«s meanest Irudgerles ot III ?
Do j o't 'ii'nk washing dlsMcu and
hoeing corn ji f t as compatible w'.h
high thinking as piano playing and
Arc you good for anything yourself?
Can you be happy alone?
Can you look out on the world and
see anything except dollars und cents?
i'an you look into a mud puddle by
the wayside and see a clear sky?
Can you see anything in the pud-
dle but mud?
Can you look Into the sky at night
and see beyond the stars?
Do you measure up to the test? Try
the formula on yourself and see
whether or not you are educated, for-
getting for the time being that you
may never have seen the Inside of a
college building. AH is not education
that you learn from books. The world
Is a great teacher; the world Is a
strict disciplinarian, und there are
many men who never saw Inside of a
college who are thorough graduates,
according to the above list of quali-
i si; bed cross seai.s.
Red Cross Seals are now being of-
fered for sale, and it h.is come to be
a custom tc use th-ne little seals on
all Christmas packages, and many
business concerns place them on the
back of letters written to their cus-
tomers. Some people perhaps do not
fully understand the significance of
the seal, und think It Is merely an
ornament and that the proceeds are
used In promoting advice as to heulth
and all of that. As a matter of fact
the proceeds of sales of the seals are
used to bring health and restore those
who are afflicted, and every dollar de-
rived from this source may be the
means of saving a human life, or help-
ing to '.hat end. If this treat work up-
peals to you, buy a supply of the seals,
t'se them liberally, but be sure and
comply with the postal regulations
and place the seal on the buck of your
letter If it Is sent by mall.
The Grand Jury recommends that
Collin County's court house, built
more than forty years ugo, be over-
hauled, made sanitary and give us a
decent home for our officers and a
nice place when the tax payers come
las policeman was sentenced to slx^ln to 8C0 wbatthey really have. Collin
evidences us these we cannot for a
moment think that the spirit of good-
fellowship is in danger of being
smothered by selfishness.
"We are not yet reudy to turn
America Into u military camp,"- I'r<
lilent Wilson ill Ids message to Coii
Gcorgl inowilsch Shloroff, aged I z
Is said to me the youngest soldier
lighting In the Kuropcuu wur. With
his mime und knapsack us a burden
we'll bet he's not able to carry u gun
A Kansas editor tersely sums It up
this way; "When I look at my grand-
father's sword I want to go right out
and fight, but then 1 think of his
wooden leg and calm right down."
Just think of it? It costs you a
ten-cents war tux extra every time
you get married now, but then no Tex-
as man Is cheap enough to go without
a license—when he hus the girl, und
the extru ten cents.
Hurruh for the Kuty—they have at
last "woke up" to the fuct thut old
McKlnney, Collin County, Texas, Is on
the map. McKlnney hus fed the Kuty
with an awful tastes good, and Is go-
ing to do something for the old town
and the people In the way of putting
in new and larger tracks, and fixing
up the road bed between McKlnney
and Greenville. Hurrah for the Kuty.
In thirty-two Kansas counties there
are no dependent poor and eighteen
counties do not even own farms for
paupers, according to the report of the
secretary of the Kansas Board of Con-
trol. The total dependent population
for the year ending June 30 was 8 X.
That Is why the old yell, "What's the
matter with Kansas? She's all right,"
Is so appropriate.
Former Secretary of State Philan-
der C. Knox has appeared before the
Supremo court us counsel for Hurry
K. Thaw In his effort to lie released
from custody of the New Hampshire
officials, says the Denlson Herald. It
will soon be In order for the executor
of Thaw's father's estate to make an-
other allowance for the support and
maintenance of the young man who
hus spent several fortunes in an effort
to prove he was crazy and several
more trying to prove that what he
first proved was not true.
hours In Jail for killing a boy. and
a I<oulslana doctor got sixty seconds
County Is out of debt. A bond Issue
will not have to bo made to make the
In Jail for shooting -i deputy sheriff ''''Pairs. Plans and specifications were
The Beaumont Rnterprlse, forgetting! made a few months ago to rebuild the
the old laying that "comparisons are house, but It seems that nothing
odious," remarks: "That shows the ,an*lf'lc, so far, has come to the sur-
relative value that different states set :fac,> We hoI>« soon to have the
on life. Jndglng by the rabbit case, If Pleasure of announcing such.
the Louisiana doctor had killed a Jer- !
sey deputy sheriff he would have bn n . The Itaptlst pastors of Atlantu, On
soaked at !> as' lift and have gotten recently adopted a set of resolutions
ten days" | which Indeed breathe the spirit of
. Christ, and His religion. Those pas-
There were iwo s*ii ! • in Dallas tors take the view that the church
Tuesday night. Men out of i mploy- should extend practical as well us
rnent got tired of fighting the wolf spiritual aid; that It's members, its
from the door and gave up This is a Influence, Its very temple should be
sad commentary on T. x.us, wher. men j consecrated to the alleviation of hu-
and women all over the state nrr kill - ; man need and human emergency. In
In* themselves because they cannot! this they are following closely the
procure the wherewithal to buy the '-reed of the Galilean. Such an att,.
necessities of nfr, says the Shermat 'tide is bound to draw men toward the
T>emocrnt. Texas Is rich, and none of
her sons and daughters should be sent
to fare their Maker with the story that
it wiui starve to death by slow de-
grees or get out quickly by their own
hands. Tlds. however, Is not a time
f"r argument, but is the time for do-
ing. Help those who can not help
Al.< OIIOL 3 Pl.K C'KN P
AVe(fc (able/tepiitil tan forA*
simila ling ihe Food antf Retji ita
Iing lite Stomachs aailluwdsii
ness and Rest.Contalns neither
Aperfert Remedy I'orConsHpi-
Hon, Sour Slomach.Ularrhoea
Worms A'onvulsions .Ppverish
ness and Loss of Sleep.
Facsimile Signature of
Atft mdhtKs old
Doses - JJCemts
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
Professional Column •
ARTHUR T. CHURCH. Fire, Torn*,
do and Livestock insurance Agent.
Only beet companies represented.
O. E. ARERNATHY, Fire Insurance
Agent; Office West Virginia St., east of
Commurclal Hotel. Only oldoot ia<
beet companies represented.
EIRE INSURANCE—That Is oar
business. Ar> you protectedt If not.
we would like to attend to that for
you. We represent old, reliable com-
panies. WHITE tk DAVIS, over Smith
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
cetera, ud libitum. I'"or the suko of
cIcanllneHH, the abolishment of those
evils was evidence of wisdom, but
"enlightened public opinion," if you
please, Is often an effort of some one
to bring himself into the .spot light.
' hurch und broaden their Interpreta-
tion of Its functions.
There is one business firm In ImiII.-ix
now which is giving away dally 100
lonvet of bread to the poor. It haf
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WITH THE EXCHANGES.
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Although the present Is a day of
big things, of giant corporations and
mammoth factories, the day of small
factory und shop has not passed. No
less an authority than Andrew Car-
negie, says a small, well managed fac-
tory can compete successfully with
the greatest trust.—Waco Morning
Andrew Carnegie may have said
that; we don't know; but that wasn't
his way when he was directing head
of the Carnegie steel trust. The
small mills were simply grist for his
mill to grind, and he ground them ex-
While theAmerlcan people are or-
ganizing themselves Into charity or-
ganizations for the relief of the Bel-
gians, Germany has notified the citi-
zens of the unfortunate country that
tie/ must, dig up 17,000,000 monthly
for the support of the Herman soldiery
in Belgium and to pay a tribute of
JTj.OOO.OOO additional for permitting
them (Germany) to violate her neu-
trality. Perhaps the Kaiser has an
Idea that philanthropic. Americans
will a.ivis* lieigtum in the payment of
the levy.—Itenlson Herald.
The esteemed Herald, we think. Is
| a little off in its deductions. As we
fti'iire It, If t he t'nlted States will feed
'the lieigiijtns through the winter it
will In JiiMt that much saved for them
with which to sasisfy Oermnny's de-
mand* Wise old guy, Is the Kaiser.
The buzzard Is getting a bad name
as a spreader 'if animal diseases,
formerly regarded as a scavenger,
the time has come when ho Is role
gated to the scrnphcap. Enlightened
public opinion snys that such scaven-
i.o r work as he does Is futile Better
methods are necessary. — Mt. I'leasant
"Enlightened public opinion," Is an
Iconoclast It destroy* many of the
I things we believed In years ago. It
t' lis ui that eating corn bread will
produce pellegni; that disease Is dls-
'"'n tfivln* fifty loaves dally for I trlbuted through public drinking cups;
months. The Hnlvatlon army Is feed-
lie 500 men every day With such
that the use of towels by numerous
people Is n disease breeding hftblt, et
ward, exclaiming, "Soldiers! soldicrH!
Vour old king has come to dlo with
you for your homes and fatherland;
let us not falter, but drive the onomy
out light them to the last trench;
do not falter, but rout the enemy ull
along the line." Ills words, uttered
calmly but determinedly, had a won-
derful inllucnce upon the soldiers;
they gave one long, loud cheer and
charged I lie enemy, lighting like wild
They retired from the battlefield,
singing "Long Live the King."
By The Associated Press.
Copenhagen, Dec. 12.—It Is an-
nounced here that the great German
mrracks near Kiel were destroyed
by lire. The urigin of the fire Is a se-
Home, l>ee. 12.—The Vatican an-
nounces today that the Pope's efforts
to bring about a Christmas season of
war truce, has failed because of
'opposition of a certain power."
Constantinople reports that the
Turkish fleet yesterday bombarded
Batum, a Kusslan Black Sea Port,
killing one hundred Russians ami
Amsterdam, Dec. 12.—f<ocal news-
papers declare that the Dutch yester-
day seized fifteen river boats laden
with provisions. They claim that the
Germans were trying to smuggle
these supplies Into Belgium.
ImiMlon. p. in.. Pre. 10.—It Is
officially announced here afternoon
tliat the cruiser Ntirnherg, which cs-
>a|Ksl from the British wurshl|>s on
Decomlier 8. after an engagement in
the South Atlantic, when three of
the German flrot wort) destroyed,
was run ilown and sunk today. The
British tvaralilps kept in pursuit, fi-
nally overtaking her. Another fugi-
tive is still tinaceotinlcd for.
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Paris, Dec. 12.—An official an-
nouncement today says that after
weeks of hard lighting along the
west bank of the Yscr, in Belgium,
the French troops, advancing Inch by
Inch for days, yesterday achieved suc-
cess by completely routing the Ger-
mans from their strongholds and
trenches. In the Inst hours of the
lighting more brilliant and spoctacu-
lar artillery victories were won over
the Kaiser's army, the enemy losing
a half dozen more batteries of Held j
artillery and siege guns, also a big
caliber aviation gu'i on the heights;
of Meuse. Here the French dyna-
mited and destroyed a German block
house and several trenches, thus plac-
ing the enemy practically at their
Iioiulou, Dec. 12.—I'etrogrnd an-
nounces today that not only have
llmi' German columns heon thrown
Imrk from their advaiMv on Warsaw,
hut the Kusslnns have pierced the
(•crtnan center nil wincing from the
iiortliweM In two places.
En-nrli sources claim that the Ger-
man hordes are now In disorderly re- j
treat from Warsaw, tlie entire tier-.
man I Nit tic line Isdng In disorder.
Th<! (Jerman Hanking movements
against Warsaw failml completely ami
they are now reduced to the necessity
of making costly frontal attacks.
From British source* it Is learned
today that something went wrong
with the timing of the combined Aus-
trian-German relief movement for
Cracow, and before Germans ami Aus-
trian* cotilil unite their forces tliey
were attacked by Russians, ilefeatlng
each advancing column separately.
Paris, Dec 12.--It I* claimed that
the great victory won by the Ser-
vians this week was due largely to
the presence of their king on the fir-
ing line. Just before the battle,
when the fate of the Servians seem-
ed to he doomed tho King came for-
Wo have a large number of Edi-
son Phonograph Records, Including
the most beautiful instrumental and
vocal selections. Come in and hear.
SMITH DRUG CO.
A limited number of "The Truth
About Texas" with interesting articles
and a map of Texns will be given
free with each pound of Sudan Gross
"eed I sell. J. M. ANDREWS.
Thistle Brand fancy Sliced yellow
Peaches In No. 8 cans, nothing better
over canned. Try them; 25c per can at
C. J. HAYDON'S (of course).
A barrel of fresh saner kraut has
just been opened at Giles McKlnney's.
Don't you like good saner kraut?
The northbound Frisco passenger
train No. 6, which arrives at Paris at
1 2; r 0 p. m... struck and killed an un-
known old man a few days ago four
miles out of Dallas. When the train
got In sight of him he was walking up
the railroad track. The engineer
blew a warning slgnul and though of
courso that he would step aside, but
he puld no attention to It, and when
the engineer saw that ho wa8 not
going to get out of the way It was too
late to stop the train, although he
tried hard to bring It to a stop. The
old man was struck by the pilot and
was knocked against a fence and kil-
led Instantly. The presumption Is
that he was deaf and didn't hear tho
whistle. There were no letters nor
papers in his pockets nor aythlng at
all about his person by which ho
could bo identified, IIo was accom-
panied by a little dog that escaped
When tho train was stopped and
the crew went to exumine tho body
tho dog was standing at his head
faithfully guarding him and bncamo
very vicious when they approached.
The negro porter tried to catch the
dog and It fought furiously and bit
him on the thumb. It was finally
overpowered and captured.
The body was picked up and was
carried to Garland, tho first station,
where It was turned over to an under-
taker. Tho dog was taken to Gar-
land with the corpse In the hope that
it might possibly afford a clew as to
the Identity of tho dead man.
GREENBERRY ADAMS Notary Pub-
lic. All kinds or notary work exscat-
«d. At Courler-tiacette office.
Choice B. Randeil. Andrew Ik Randall
KANDEM, & RANDELL
J. R. GOUGH
Abstractor and Conveyaaoev
Completa abstracts of tltla to all
Collin county property. Abstraota of
title to all town property In COItta
county, ready for delivery. Why wait
a week for an abstract when yoa can
get them ready prepared T
REAL ESTATE AND FARM LOAN I
(Notary in office)
Dr. C. L. BURTON
Practice limited to
ETE, EAR, NOSE AWfJ
Office and Sanitarium
W. T. Hoard Ij. Eugene Hoard
Drs. Hoard & Hoard
Office over Continental State
Bank, north side square, MoKln-
ney, Texas. Phones: Office II,
Dr. Ray Largent
OFFICE PHONES 879, RES. ||7
Ben F. Largent, M. D. |
Office and Surgical Sanitarium, $
West Virginia Street, McKle- *
$ ncy, Texas. J
| Old Phone 40, Now Phone 41
CHICHESTER S PIL
W ics. TIIB DIAMOND 1UIANP.
liftdleet Auk your l>rupfl«t (7* i
< h|.chM.ter • Diamond Tlrund/
1'IIU In lt*4 ftm! Mold tnrtalllex
lioies, sealed with 111 tie KlbtxMk __
ynri known u U«t. Sttat, AlwijnRelUhta
SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVEWIWERf
Hells fjoart of Turkeys,
G. o. Christian of near Altoga
brought a big load of turkeys to Mc-
Klnney Erlday afternoon which he
sold to a local produno dealer. He
received 12 1-3 cents pel pound for
bis birds, receiving I7B.75 for tho
load. Mr. Christian Informed a rep-
resentative of this paper that he was
(foinif to endesvor to raise two hun-
dred birds for the market next year,
lie at present resides on tho Carson
old home place, but will move to the
Verona neighborhood very soon. He
Dr. J. Knight
1 Office, Foote House. Phone Can-
For treatment of Internal and exter-
nal cancers. Come or write for hook
keeps posted on the happenings of
Collin County through the columaa of
The Weekly Dcmocrut-Gaxetto.
Deputy Sheriff h. H. Foster
one arrest Thursday afternooa
drunkenness. The pnrly was pi.
In Jail. Friday morning ho paid a
of 19.70 and was liberated.
We have an elegant line of faafljr
stationery of all kinds. The line
have Is "different" from any you
elsewhere. SMITH DRITG CoT
I'ay cash to ,1. Douglass Goostreo
for your groceries and reed and save
No Impurities In White HI I tows
Flour It's the best Dse • '
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Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 17, 1914, newspaper, December 17, 1914; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth292181/m1/2/: accessed May 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.