The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 8, 1915 Page: 1 of 12
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DOINRS MOUND MISS MEETING
TIE COUBT HOUSE NOMINEES ELECTED
The Febriiurj term of the r.9th Ju-
dicial District Court closed Saturday
p. in. J11< 1 k>• Harnett left Monday
for Sherman to hold court. There 1*
no court tn progress here thin week.
< 'oufty court, however, w ill convene
Monthly . Houston Beverly Is quite
liuny lu Justice Court.
A white man, who was Indicted by
the lout grand jury on u chui'Ke of
drunkenness, w.is tried In Justice Bev-
erly's court .Monday. Ho was ac-
Sheriff Albert McCauley went to
Dullas Monday ami took Into cus-
tody a white man wanted In McKtnney
on a charge of emhexxleinent. Sheriff
McCauley returned at noon with his
prisoner who was released on a bond
In the ease of Sarah J. Davis vs. S
J. Davis, divorce, the plea of the
plaintiff was granted.
Deputy Sheriff Joe IJsleton, accom-
panied Deputy Sheriff Morebcad, of
Durant, Oklahoma to Frisco Tuesday
afternoon where they took Into cus-
tody a young fellow wanted in Okla-
homa on a charge of forgery. The
young man had been in the Frisco
neighborhood since last fall.
Sheriff Albert McCauley arrested
two men yesterday, on a charge of
selling fancy goods in McKlnney
without an occupation tax. They
were placed in Jail but soon paid
their their tax and puid the court
costs after which they were released.
Hulls Filed III District Court.
Lectin Odle vs. A S. Odle, divorce
Suits Filed lu County Court.
J. H. Hill vs. Texas Traction Co.,
F. F. Wlggs vs (i. It. Smith, ap-
pealed from J. I'. Court of Precinct
John K. Wilson vs. Crouch-Hartcog
Co. et al, appealed from J. I'. Court
of Precinct No. 1.
licenses to Weil.
J. B. E!u banks and Miss Velma Mc
Arthur Woolbrlght and Miss Mossie
Arthur H. Norvelle and Miss Mary
Walter Williams and Miss Vivian
O. C. Lock hart nnd Miss Annie
WIUs Flleil for I'mlmlc.
The will of J. J. Hutchlngs, deceas-
ed, has been filed for probate in the
office of the county clerk. W. K. Mc-
Daniel was appointed executor.
The will of E. W. Jordan, deceased,
was filed for probate. John Houston
was appointed administrator.
Arrest for Drunkenness.
Deputy Sheriff Sam Welch made an
arrest Monday afternoon. The party
was charged with drunkenness. He
occupied a room in the county hostile
that night and appeared before Justice
of the Peace Houston Beverly next
morning and plead guilty to the
charge. He was released after paying
the usual tine of $9.70.
Real Folate Transfers.
A. W. Baker and wife to C. T. Ecl-
illns, lot No. 6 In block No. 61 in the
town of Celtna; $1.00 and other con-
O. E. Cunnady and wife to Peoples'
Trust Co., 63.I.7 acres of land lu Dal-
las County In the F. De I.a Piua Sur-
J. W. Nowlln to J. E. Jones, lots
Nos. 9 and 10, in block No. 20, In the
lown of Copevillc; $400.
J. B. McCoy nnd wife to it. I- Wll-
lard, lot No. 5 In block No. 61, In
town of Cclina; $125.
A. W. Baker and wife to J. B. Mc-
Coy, lot No. 5. block No. 61, In town
of Cellnn; $125.
John F. Smith nnd wife to J. C.
Bowman, lot No. I, block No. 2, In
town of Wylle; $10.
Joseph Poarce et ux to T. J. Bow-
les, fit acres In the Hnsokla Walters
J. M. Whlsennnt et ux to W. B.
Mtiynor, 2 lots In the City of Allen;
W. E. lenders et ux lo XV. E.
Bucker, undivided Interest In 71
ncrns lu I he James Jackson Survey:
Nancy C. Melton and husband lo d.
A. Matthews, 97 acres of land In the
T (1, Kennedy Survey; $4,500.
O. A. Brnnnon to It. E. Jackson,
hits No. 32, 33 nnd 40 In Parkwooil
addition to McKlnney; $150.
J. E. Maynor nnd wife to James W.
Field, lot No. SO of the H It, Mavis
addition to McKtnney; $800.
J. J. Cooper and wife to W. T. Mc-
Donald, 1 acre of land In Wylle; $2,-
Jake Housewrlght to J. J. C'oopr.r,
1 acre of land In Wylle; $3,200.
W. T. McDonald and wife to J. J.
Cooper, 24 acres of land, sixteen
miles southeast of McKlnney In tho
Francisco de la Plna Survey; $4,B00.
J. E. Ijoe and wife to W. T. Me.
Donald, 24 acres of land tn the F. de
la Plna Survey; $3,000.
Mr and Mrs. M. C. Howell and
children of Celtna Were the guests of
their daughters. Mesdnmcs Boy Cald-
well nnd drover lllght, here Tuesday.
Mrs. Might nnd little son are visiting
I ere from W.ixnhnchle
W A. Strnughnn was able to drive
about town Tuesday. Mr. Striiilghnn
has been verv sick at Ills home on
Wilcox Street for the past three
Tuesday the e^ntion of choosing a
mayor ami two commissioners for
McKlnucy for I lie m*it two years re-
sulted lu llie eleellon of Hon. II. .X.
Fincli for mayor, awl Sam >1. Mussle
and Joe W, llanies for commissioners.
.XII are the |ireseiil Incumbents In the
clly olttoe*. Mayor Fincli had no op-
|sisillon In llie race, but Messrs. Mas-
sic aud Harm-* were opismcd li> Wick
(•rates and W. s. Mallliews.
For t 'onunlsstoner*.
Sum J. Masate, 4 25.
Joe W. Barnes, 512.
Wick Craves, 213.
W. S. Mutthews, 282.
J. D. Basil, 1.
J. D. Haas was not a candidate for
the office of commissioner, but one
of the voters saw tit to cast u vole for
hint by writing his name upon the of-
The total number of ballots cast
was 727 ,out of a total of 962 quali-
fied voters. There were paid before
the expiration of the time limit on
February 1, 814 city polls, and 28 ex-
emptions were issued. The remuinder
of tue list Was made up of those who
have passed the age limit for paying
such a tax.
Fleet cd Flrsl Nov. 5, 1*1:1.
Mayor Finch and Commissioners
Barnes unil Massle were first elected
on November 5, 1912. They assumed
the reins of office on the 7th of the
same month. On the date these men
were sworn Into olllce Commission
form of city government in McKlnney
began Its useful career.
A mass meeting at the court house
witti Hon. Clarence Merrltt chairman
sturted a movement for commission
form of city government, nnd brought
about concerted action in its favor.
The charter under which Commis-
sion Form of government is being
conducted at present was framed and
printed prior to August 2$, 1913, and
a copy mailed to each voter in the
city on that dute.
Following the framing of the chur-
ter and lis receipt by the voters, a
mass meeting was held ut the court
house on September 22, 1913, to dis-
cuss the charter then before the citi-
zens. Dr. E. E. King was chairman
of this meeting. This charter was
adopted by a Vote of the people oil
September 30, 1913, by a majority of
about 4 to 1.
Second Itegulur Term.
The ofllcers chosen Tuesday were
then elected for their second regular
term, their first having begun Immedi-
ately after the regular city election on
April 3. 1913. The term of OfBCO,
which they wil' begin within a few
days, will expire early lu April, 1917.
INTERSCWTIC MEET IT PlINO MRS. (DIMS DIED ROBERT I. RHEA
PROVES TO DE VERY GREAT SUCCESS
With weather conditions Ideal, the
Collin County Interscholnsllc 1/enguc
held the most successful mi etlng In
Its history at Piano last Friday aud
Suturday, Including sessions on the
evening of each day. of the exercises
on Frlilaj reports have been publish-
ed previous to thin time.
Mcglnnlng al 9 o'clock Saturday
morning one game, track or field
event followed closely after the other
during the entire day. up to about 5
oi l.it k lu the afternoon.
Standing broad Jump lllxle Jor
Junior hoys potato race Douglas
Bun. hop, step and Jump Douglas
Spelling Maggie Belle Wherry
first i'hls winner will go as a con-
testant in the district contest Jodie
Tennis Karulc Welch and l.yle
CnoU entered preliminaries
THE mm MARKET REPORT
Corn In shuck per bu .. .. 15c to $1
Oats per bu 10c to 06c
Bran, per cwt $1.40
Shorts per cwt $1.55
Chops per cwt $1.70
Wheat per bu $1.45
Oats baled per ton $9 to $10
Alfalfa hay per ton .. .. $13 to $18
Millet hay per ton tl to 910
Johnson crass hay per ton $1 to 97.50
Prairie hay per ton 90 to 910
Bermuda hay per ton ... $8 to $10
Prlmo per ton $14.00
Prime Cotton Seed $20.00
Off cotton seed, according to grade.
Hour per cwt
Macon per lb.
Butter per lb.
Creamery butter .. ..
Chickens, fryers per lb.
93.75 to $4.25
15c to 30c
12 l-2c to 25c
.. .. 96c
.. .. 13c
Chickens, old hens per lb.
Old roosters per doz
Turkeys per lb
Eggs per doz
Lard per lb
Irish potatoes per bu. ..
Sweet potatoes per bu. ..
Mutton sheep per cwt.
Retf cattle per cwt. ..
Hogs per cwt
13c to 15c
14c to 16c
$1 to $1.10
.. .. 92.00
.. 94 to 90
$3 to 95.50
.. 94 to 90
TO KEMOItEfj CHI'ItCII.
Presi vicrlan* at Walnut Omvn Mak-
ing Almost New KdlMco Out of
T Presbyterians of Walnut drove
are arranging to romodel the old
church building which has been serv-
ing tliem for about thirty years. Sub-
scriptions nro being sought and the
committee having the work In hand
Is meeting with some encouragement.
Tho present building Is to be enlarg-
ed and soine Sunday School rooms
added. Bcv. M. C. Harris Is the pas-
tor of this church, which had Its be
ginning more than sixty years ago.
(.Iltlc <•ill Is Belter.
Tho llille ten-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Atterberry, of near Ar-
datli, who has been In a very critical
condition since last Thursday after-
noon of meningitis. Is reported to lip
resting belter today.
Brush) Wins Basket Bull.
The contest In girl's basket ball
was a "three-cornered" affair, be-
tween Westminster and Itrushy first
and Brushy and Murpli> afterward.
Brushy is u rural school located a few
miles south of Parmcrsvllle. Prof.
McClurc is the principal of thut
school and Miss Mildred Massie is his
assistant. Miss Massle Is a graduate
of the McKlnney lllgli School, being
a member of the class of 1914. Brushy
won easily from Westminster by a
large score. The game was refcrrced
by Prof. McCusland of Nevada. Prof
C. E. McOuIre of Piano acted as um-
pire. This game ended about 10:16
Aa It o'clock Brushy began Die
final contest with Murphy, and was
the winner after a hard fought game.
Murphy was superior to llrushy lu
team work, except in goal-pitching
In which the players of the former
were badly deficient. Brushy's goal
pitchers were very succssful, as a
rule, and their team was penalized a
less number of times for vlolntlng
rules. However It must bo said
that Murphy's players did not. show
the least tendency to piuy "dirty"
ball In any respect. All errors were
the result of ovcr-r.cn lousneas.
I'armcrsvillc Wins 'IVniils.
The tennis preliminaries began
early In the day. In these con testa
McKlnney defeated Piano nnd Farm-
ersville Won from Josephine.
loiter In the day the finals lit ween
McKlnney nnd Fiirmersvllle were
played with the result that Fiirmers-
vllle was the winner. Hansford Bay
and Bay Brown representd McKln-
ney. Furmcravllle was represented
by Oscar Shcrlll anil Dee Phillips.
Teams lu this much neglected art
were entered from Ash drove. Hut-
chersnn, Mushy, Josephine, Bloom-
dale, Pla.no, Murphy and Bethany.
The result of this contest was not an-
Field anil Track Events.
The field and track exercises were
extensive and were participated lu
by a large number of boys and girls
from the different schools of
the county. They were as follows:
120-yard low hurdles, 100-yard dasli.
one-mile run, 220-yard low hurdles.
440-yard run, 220-yard clash, 880-
yard run. one-mile relay, pole vault,
12-pound shot put, 12-|>oiind ham-
mer throw, running high Jump, and
4.5-pound discus throw.
Fiirmersvllle lend In number of
entries Into these contests with fifty-
four; Josephine, second with fifty-one
and McKlnney, third with thirty-
eight. A number of other schools
had fewer entries, which did excel-
lent work. The winners are as fol-
High Jump—Deo Phillips. Oscar
Sherrlll and Prank Klrby tied.
Shot Put—Omer Dooley, si ml.
Bant Carroll, third; Cut Hale, fourth.
Discus Throw—ltant Carroll, first;
Troy Vicars, second; dlen .Boaeh,
Hammer Throw I/eon Bengali,
first: Bant Carroll, third; Omer
120-ynrd Hurdle—dlen Bonch.
second; Evnns, third; Frank Klrby,
Mile Bun—Bant Carroll, second.
880-ynrd Bun—Cut Hale, second;
Bant Carroll, third; Deo Plillllpps,
440-yard Bun—Glen Boaeh, sec-
ond; Dee plillllpps, third.
220-yard Dash—Frank Klrby,
first; Evans, second; dlen Bonch,
100-yard Dash—Frank Klrby. sec-
ond; Evans, fifth; Cut Hale, sixth.
Broad Jump—Glen Itoach, second:
Dee Phllllpps, fourth.
Pole Vault—dlen Boacli and Troy
Vicars, tied for first place.
220-yard Hurdles—Oscnr Shcrlll.
second: Frank Klrby, fourth: dlen
race -('laud Smith, first.
half mile race- Claud Smith
l'olr vault second place.
Junior girls potato race first and
Junior girls relay run no contest.
Piano hud teiiiu ready. Honor con-
Chinning the liar no contest. Pia-
no had team ready. Honor conceded
ll is a matter of regret to these edi-
tors that the niimes of these winners
were not furnished with the other
Junior girls basket ball—no con
tesi Frisco had team ready. Honor
Basket hall throwing contest /.a
da lingers, second
When the tuhilliuion was an-
nounced, || gave the folowlug points
to the various schools entering the
Farmers* llie, seniors 119 points;
Juniors, 79 points.
McKlnney, miihirs 69 points. Har-
old Ashley made the best showing as
an all-rouml athlete, winning 17
Josephine, seniors 1.1 points; Jun-
iors, 26 points.
Bushy, seniors. 11 points; Juniors,
Piano, seniors, 9 points.; juniors,
Melissa, seniors. 10 points.
Frisco, Juniors, 9 points.
Went minster, seniors, 4 points.
Nevada, seniors, 2 points.
Alien, seniors, 2 points
The declamation contests began at
nt o'clock In the evening. The great
auditorium was well-filled by people
anxious to see their favorites carry
off honors. The following were the
Westminster Baptist Academy,
I(astus Young. Subject: "The Man
with the Hoe."
McKlnney, Chandler Atkinson.
Subject: "lilfe's Battle."
I'lano, Tom Harrington. Subject:
"What Is a Minority."
Hltcherson, Jerry Johnson. Sub-
ject: "Scientific Farming."
Fiirmersvllle, Boy Pendleton Sub-
ject: "Hope of Pence."
dash - llarohl
220-ynrd hurdle—drndy Fry, first.
Belay race no contest. McKlnney
hnd team ready. Honor Conceded.
220-ynrd dnsh—John Bay, first;
Harold Ashley, second.
Hammer throw Walter Hunter,
110-yard dash John Bay," first
Harold Ashley, second.
Pole vault Burger Kcnn, third.
120-ynrd hurdle—Grady Fry. first;
Itussell Dowdy, third.
Shot put Walter Hunter, first
Broail Jump- -John Bay, first;
Harold Ashley, third.
Tennis Hansford Bay and Bay
Allen, Benllne Erlckson. Subject:
' \ Woman's Plea."
McIIhsu, Wllllamay Swindle, Subject:
'The Prisoner's Plea."
Brushy, Myrtle Hess. Subject:
'For the Sake of a Utile Child."
Wstmlnster Baptist Academy, Myr-
lie McDougnl. Subject: "When Bess
Kntertalncd the Minister."
Frisco, Mozello Bogers. Subject:
'All the Worlds a Stage."
I'lano, Helen Davis. Subject: "The
I'm Pliers Christinas Dinner."
McKlnney, Annette Brnnnon. Sub-
led: "The Two Home Comings.",
McKlnney, Carlisle Ditto. Subject:
"The Delusion of Militarism."
Westminster Bnptlst Academy,
ISurke Prltchett, Subject: "Pence."
Plnno, Bryan dlenn. Subject:: "In-
Fiirmersvllle, Beed Mnrkam. Sub.
Ject: "Texas aud International'
Pike, Tomuite Fry. Subjeot: "To
the Teachers of the United States."
IT CREENWLLEi DIED VESTERORT
Biiullves here received a telegram
from Orecuvlllc Tucsiiii.v nlglil an-
nouncing the ilealli of Mrs. Jennie
I'tiKe Adams, which occurred al her
home I hern Tucisda) evening at X p.
m. Although Mrs. Adams had been
in declining Ileal! h for the past two
.veal's, > et her death was not expectei
so soon 11) her relatives and friends.
Deceased was born at. Ilustouvtlli
Kentucky, Fohruiiry lllli, 1K.'i9, a
Which place she Was reared. She wius
married to (leorge II. Adams on Oc
tohcr 27lh, I SHI, ami moved Willi
her husband to McKlnucy lu IHM2
Where Mr. Adams, who died Septum
her 29th, 1899, was for several years
bookkeeper in the big dry goods store
of Board At Marconi. The family
moved from McKlnney to dreenvllle
ill IK9U where she had since resided
Mrs. Admits was a daughter of Mr
and Mrs. Joe Page of Kentucky, who
died many years ago. She was a. sis
ter to our townsman, J. I*. I'age, and
a sister In-law. to Orcenherry Adams
of tills city and It. N. Adams of Fort
Deceased Is also survived by two
sisters, Mesdames Arch Frye of llous-
tonville, Kentucky, nnd Mary Jones
of l<ebanon, Kentucky, and four
hlhlrcn as follows: Mrs. A. A. Skel
ton. Mrs. dlen A. Coulson, Miss Eli-
zabeth Adams and Joe D. Adams, all
She was a consistent member of
the Presbyterian Church. The re-
mains were shipped to McKlnney, ar
living at 11:50, and conveyed to l*c
can drove Cemetery where they were
laid lo rest by the side of her hus-
band Funeral services were conduct-
ed ill the grave tiy Bev. E. II. Flneh-
er, pastor of the First Presbyterian
(iiureh of tills city.
Mrs. Adams had a large circle of
friends In McKlnney who will be very
sorry to learn of her departure.
extend condolence to
The children attending from dreen-
vllle were ns follows: Mr. nnd Mrs.
A. A. Skelton. Mr. nnd Mrs. Glenn
Coulson, Miss Elizabeth Adams and
Joe D. Adums. Others from that city
were as follows: Mesdames T. (
l'culon, J. B. Kleaser, It. N. White,
Herman Neslilt, I'ete Cain, S. J. lll'lf
lltli, J. I'!. Damkln and Miss Marian
Coulson. It. N. Adams of Ft. Worth
The active pallbearers from dreen-
vllle were lis follows: K. J. I.umkln,
Dr. J. B. Eleazer, A. It. Holmes, W.
It ('amp, Duke \Y Harrison and
Honorary pallbearers from McKln-
ney were Dr. T. W. Wiley, Men T.
Estes, J. W. Ilarnes aud W. W. Me-
The floral offerings were very pro-
fuse ami beautiful.
Piano, Maggie Huntley.
The Ijist Word."
McKlnney, Cecil Meador.
"The Healing of the I<epers.
Annette Brnnnon of McKlnney wns
loo sick to go and speak.
Senior girls potnto race Mnggle
. ... „ . Me 11 Whcery, first; Wstelle Wherry,
( halite Boenimele, of Woodlawn, Is Haven, third.
basket bull throw -
Junior plrls potato race lllxle
He still cannot wear his shoe. 'Jordan, third.
CI I IMHI , ililM III
able to come to town In his buggy. He Senior dlrls b
has been confined to his home for. Hectic Wherry,
three months by n severely sore nnkle
The committee of Judges wiis made
up of Dr. E. D. Shurter, Professor of
Public Speaking of the University of
Texas: Prof. E. B. Comstock a
teacher In l.otln In the Dallas High
School, nnd Prof. J. C. MeElshnnnon,
a teacher of English In the Dallas
High School. Prof. Comstock was
formerly editor of the Bonhatu News.
The decision of the Judges was ns
Junior boys: Jerry Johnson, West-
minster, first; Bay Pendleton. Fiirm-
ersvllle, second: Tom Harrington,
Junior girls: Beiilnh McDougnl,
Westminster, first: Wllllnniav Swindle,
Melissa, second; Helen Davis, Piano,
Senior boys: Beed Mnrkhain,
FarmorsvHIe. first; Tommy Frye,
Pike, second: Carlisle Ditto, McKln-
Senior girls: Cecil Meador, first;
Senior girls: Cecil Meador, McKln-
ney, first; Maggie Huntley, Plaf '\
(Continued on lart r
:0STEB'S WEATHER IULLETII
'op.vlighted 1915 by W. T. Foster.
Washington. April 8:— East bulletin
gave forecusts of disturbances to cross
ontlnent April 10 to 14, and 14 to 18,
warm wuves I to 1,1 and 13 to 17, cool
waves 12 to 16 and 16 to 20. These
• disturbances will bring a much greut-
|er rise lu temperatures than the sea-
son calls for and general good crop-
wcuthcr will prevail. Storms will be
of greater than i.sunl force but ruins
will not be excessive. Southern nnd
eastern sections will get most of the
prccipltutlnn. A sudden Increuso In
all storm forces Is expected neur
Next disturbance will reach Pacific
coast April 1 M. cross Pacific slope by
close of 111, great central valleys 20 to
22, eastern sections 23. Warm wavo
will cross Pacific slope about April 23,
great central valleys 25, eastern sec-
tions 27. Cool wave will cross Paci-
fic slope about April 21, great cen-
tril valleyi 23, eastern sections 25.
This disturbance will lie preceded
by a moderate cool wave lull tempera-
tures will go up rapidly aud to high
degrees as tho warm wave comes In.
Bather u mild disturbance west of me-
ridian 10 but east of that line all wea-
ther features will become more radi-
cal or extreme. Not much precipita-
tion with this disturbance. The ele-
ments will be used In prepnrlng severe
storms that will coine with next dis-
Sixth disturbance of April will reach
Pacific coast about April 23, cross
Pacific slope by dose of 21, grent cen-
tral valleys 25 to 27, eastern sections
28. Warm wavo will cross Pacific
slope about April 2 3. great central
valleys 25, eastern sections 2". Cool
wave will cross Pacific slope about
April 26, great centrnI valleys 28, east-
erns sections 80.
This will bring bad storms to mnny
sections nnd nil should he on the alert.
No voyages should be taken on tho
wnters during Hint week nnd plnns
should be tunde for remaining near
home and snfety. Heavy rains are
expected In southern nnd eastern sec-
tions, In Mexico, Central American
and on southern California Pacific
Next bulletin will give genernl fore-
casts of May eropwenther but we may
now say that nil eastern and southern
sections will get excess of moisture
during that month. Early planting
was delayed In mnny southern sec-
tions by too much rain first part of
March. Severe storms are probable
May 5 nnd 21.
Our succ ns In giving market ad-
vices on grain and cotton Indicates
that It will pay all producers, dealers
and consumers to follow Foster's
Tl I2.l(> o'clock Wednesday tho
spirit of "I'licle Hobble" Ithea look
Its tlighi from Its earthly tenement of
chiy lo the spirit mil realm above,
where sickness and liitlrniltlcs of old
age never collie. lie died at tho
home of Ills brother, .lames C. Ithea,
"ill North College Street, where lm
had resided for the past eight years
The funeral service will he conduct -
eil al llie residence ill 10 o'clock
I his (Thursday) morning by Bev.
Sterling Park, pastor of the Central
Presbyterian Church. The body Will
then be borne lo Walnut drove, tun
miles west of McKlnney, for Inter-
ment by the side of the graves of his
parents, who were honored pioneers
of this county.
Itohert It. Ithea, son of Joseph It
and Einallne M. Ithea, was born in
Sulllvun County, Fast Tennessee, No-
vember 1881. When about eleven
months old lie bud u severe spell it
wliul the doctors then culled "Spotted
Fever," Which Impaired him to such
an extent that he never recovered
from its dreudful effects, lu the full
of 1886, his parents moved to Itoane
County, Tennesseu, with lilui and two
younger brothers. William A. and
John W„ where they bought and set-
tled on a farm, where the subject of
this sketch grew ro manhood. Phys-
ically he developed to be a very stout
man anil mudo a useful and attentive
baud on the furiu. He was obedient,
kind and pleasant In the home nml
took mi Interest lu all youthful sports
Iii the full of IN55 the father, moth-
er and live children, Itohert It , Wil-
liam A.. John W., James c, and Mary
F , Immigrated lo Texas and Collin
County am) struck cump on Hie 29th
day of November near "old Swnyhnck
School House," lu what bus lung been
known as the Walnut drove und
Bliea's Mill community, lu February.
1 856, the ffclnlly moved lo whut has
been known for many years as the
Blieu home. Here he remained as a
helper on the farm until after Ills
mother's death in December, 1891. In
July '92. Ills brother, Capt. W. A.
Ithen, who had previously moved his
family to McKlnney, became his
brother's sole (uardlan, and took hliu
to his home near Bliea's Mill to lie
his companion und assist him on his
many visits and short sojourns at his
country home. Here be remulned
until after his brother's death In %
March. lOM. After i few months'
stay In the same community he Was
brought, to the home of his brother.
Tames C. Hhcn and wife. In t^ls city
ill the 23rd day or November, 1000.
where lie remained almost continu-
ously until death.
"I'mie Bobble," as lie was familiar-
v known,, received the tenderest care
thai loving bunds could possibly be-
slow. For thirteen months preceding
Ills death, Ills hculth gradually waned.
But his devoted brother and tho Int-
el's good wife gnve him every atten-
tion and cure In his feeble old age and
'ontrlbiited every comfort to him pos-
sible. However, the Infirmities of wre
at last conquered his robust physical
body nnd he allcntly pussed over the
divide of time without even a strug-
gle ut the hour stnted above and
peacefully entered Ids eternal rest
where parting nnd death never come
und sorrow Is unknown.
JE.HK Wlhiattll KNOCKS
OCT JACK JOHNSON
Bulletin—At .1 o'clock tills after-
noon Ml vices were received In Mc-
Kinney, announcing Iliat Jess Wlllanl
knocked out Jack Johnson at Havana,
"uba, In tin* pugilistic* battle for the
World's Championship. .Tlio l—i
round ended at about 2:40 o'clock, It
being the twenty-sixth. The battle
was ii very desperate one from tho
Is'ginnliig. Both fighters were cover-
il wllli blood at llie close of tlic con-
I'lano WIilh In Dehnlc.
In Die finals in ilchnte lust night
al Piano, McKlnney nnd Plnno were
the pnrtlclpants, others hnvlng been
eliminated in the prelltnlnurles In the
afternoon. Although the McKnney
boys did fine work, whti.''. brought
forth praise from alt present, th*
Judges decided that he Piano team
was entitled to a fnvorahle dlclalon.
The field nnd truck events began at
9:30 o'clock this morning and will
end at 4:30 p. m. The annual decla-
mation contest begins at. 8 o'clock
this evening. McKlnney has four
contestants, which have been named
B. A. Majors nml wife have moved
lo McKlnney from Fort Worth. They
are living lu one of the new hungnlow
houses recently erected by Hon. J. II.
(lough Just east of the railroad.
Weather Bureau on these matters.
Those who have followed that advice
during the past year have surely heen
Those who get out n littlo earlier
than tho crow caws his first call dur-
ing tho eurly mornings In Mny will
see three of Wic most bonutlfu! gems
of tho sky. Jupiter, Mars and Venus
will be morning stars; Jupiter rising
first and tho other two a littlo later.
These three planets havo much to do
with our weather nml some day tho
human raco will know that the elec-
trical forces that coino from these
have very much to do with thft health
of the human raco and of the lower
aulmuls. Ignornnco and ile p seated
prejudice, however, muko progress
along these lines very slow and the
pioneers of this thought nro compel-
led to bear much ridicule.
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Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 8, 1915, newspaper, April 8, 1915; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth293222/m1/1/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.