The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 15, 1915 Page: 1 of 12
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THIKTV-SIX i>Mt VIvVH (l>tubli*licd February 7, 1HM).
McKlNNFY, COIJ.LN COl'STV, TUX., IHI IiSKW, APttlL 15, Ittli.
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THE C01T HOUSE
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ASKIUNMF.M FOR APRIL TfcltM
St at e
.st at o
St ii to
St at e
Monday, April IV.
vh Rosabel Maxwell.
vh Hiisabol Maxwell,
vs O. .T. McDanlels.
vs Ai le Molntlre.
vs Hoe Morrison,
vs Hoe Morrison,
vs VI rgel Pox.
vs Vlrgel Cox.
vs F. P. Perkins,
vs Joe Perry.
vs Joe Perry,
vs Burk Pickett,
vs Hurk Pickett
vs Joe Powers.
vs Joe Hambo.
vs Joe KaJBbo.
vh Joe Rambo.
TutaiUajr, April 20.
vb R. C. Fisher,
vi John Shrader.
vs Wade 8app.
vs Wade Sapp.
VH Barney Shelton.
vs Charlie Steele,
vs Carl Smith,
vs Fred Taylor.
vh Houston Wright,
vs Houston Wright,
vs Houston Wright,
vs Houston Wright,
vs Houston Wright
vs Homer Winn
vs Pete WHcoxon.
vs Joe Wilson.
vh 54cke Wadklns.
vs M. K. White,
vs Hip Welch,
vs Sain Welch.
County Court convened Monday
with Judge H. D. Davis on the
bench. The jury for the week Is ns
follows: Klnier Hodge, D. K. Harris,
Fugeno Browning, Bert Farley, Lee
Outhrle, C. (J. Burkett. F. M. Kerby,
W. J. Strokes. S. E. Martin. J. J.
lx>oper and O. B| Yates. No cases
were called this morning.
John T. Cooper appeared before
Judge H. K Davis In county court
und plead guilty to a charge of
rambling. 137.65 was the amount of
ills fine and court costs.
R. Welch plead guilty before Judge
II. I„ Davis Sutnrday to a charge
of theft and was fined $29.45 Includ-
ing court costs.
S. Welch, charged with theft, ap-
peared before Judge 11. L. Davis
null plead guilty to the charge,
lie was fined $29 45 Including court
Will Chapman, colored, tried Mon-
day afternoon on a charge of pursuing
1 lie occupation of helling Intoxlcntlng
liquors, was found guilty by a jury In
county court and his tine placed at
■ $25 and twenty days In jnll.
Will Burrugc, charged with selling
intoxicating liquors was tried and
convicted Monday afternoon. He was
lined $25 and twenty days In Jail.
Alex Coin best, charged with giving
liquor to a minor, was acquitted by a
jury in connty court Monday.
Walter Huntley, colored, nppeared
before County Judge H. I,. Davis
Tuesday and plead guilty to pursuing
the occupation of selling Intoxicating
liquors In two cases. He was fined
125 and twenty days in Jull In each
Horace l,ee appeared before County
Judge H. I,. Ituvis Wednesday and
jileud guilty to two charges of gom-
tiig. He wus lined $10 and court costs
in each case.
•lesse Orifliu, charged with gaming,
was convicted in two eases Wednes-
day and his tine placed at $10 and
court costs In each case.
Constable 11. P. (Son) Mack ar-
rested two men Wednesday charged
villi selling fancy work without an
occupation tax. The parties were re-
leased after paying a tax and paying
the court costs.
m • •
(inrdnnV Case Affirmed.
The Court of Criminal Appeals at.
Austin has aftiruicd the case of Win.
C.ordon, colored, wh i killed Pete
Stinger, colored, at Fisher gin at
Frisco last summer.
Allen Pontine vs Sain Corglne, dl-
J. A. Hawkins el al vs. James M.
Hawkins et al, suit for partition.
J. R. (lough vs. P. J. Peters et al.
suit for pnrtlllon.
W. R. Burrage vs M. P. Crutch-
fleld, will on note.
Will 1H«1 for Probate.
The will of H. M. Robertson, de-
ceased, has been tiled for probate. W.
l: Wilson has been appointed tem-
UirnMH In Will.
N K. Poovey nliil Miss Hesslo
T M. Winn and Miss Addle Slone.
RprI IVMnte Transfers.
i 'Iiiih. II. Shehane and wife t<> John
VI Wlilseiinnt, 15 I acres of land;
Hon. A M Wolford, receiver, lo
Mrs. Oetavla Meed, 115 acres of land
in the John Crutchfleld Survey;
W. M cdle to r i: Wilcox, lots In
I tan Jones to (leo. Illpp. house and
lot in I'rhunton: $1,505.
John R. Smith et ux lo .1 IT.
llulchlns, 111.IB acres of Innd In Ab
tier l.cc Survey; $14,000.
W l> tioostfcii In T S Vims, I id s
M. E. CONFERENCE
l ilstirct Conference for the Alt Kin-
ney I>lstrlct, M K Church, South,
convened ut FuriucrsvHIe Monday
evening April 12 .ilid adjourned at IM
o'clock this morning. This was tint
llrst district conference lo lie lit Id by
Rev W I tennis, the new presiding
elder, but lie was at home and makes
a good executive otticer Rev. tiny
Jones, of Anna, was elected secretary
and served most efficiently Itev. Ii.
It. \Curry, pastor of Allen and South
McKlnney Methodist churches, led
the singing which was Inspirational
throughout Itev. t 'lytic A- l.oiig, pas-
tor of the First church, .McKlnney,
preached a great sermon ut I I o'clock
Several great rev mils have been
held In the district already this year,
l-'armcrsvllle recently closed one with
more thai: two hundrid conversions
Rev. R. H Morcluud. the pastor. Is a
popular leader of his congrt gallon.
I'll, y dispensed a royal entertain.nent
to the con't.ience. Their church Is
one of tho finest strui.tures In North
Texas. Rev. It. I,. Ely, of PioHpcr,
was the only pastor in the district
wl o Was absent. He was detained at
home by family sickness Kvery de-
partment of church work sent In good
reports. There are nearly ti.000 Meth-
odists In the McKlnney district. The
attendance of preachers, lay delegates
and visitors was the largest In the
history of the dlHtrlct.
The following lay delegates to An-
nual Conference Were elected; J. J. M.
Harper, of Prosper; A P. Rogers, of
Frisco; W. I Norrls, of Pariuersvillc;
and Walter II. \\ llsun of McKlnney
.1 S. Shelley, of piano, was eleotod
district lay leader.
Nevada was selected as meeting
place for next year's conference.
Those attending from McKlnney
were Rev. C. W. Dennis anil Wife; Rev.
Clyde A. I.ong. Rev. (1. C. Ford, Rev.
F. < >. Millet'. I,ay delegates were Hoy
Marconi, I. It. Dlllow, J. F. Chandler,
C. C. Cobb and Walter II. Wilson.
ReV. F. O. Miller presented the
claims of Superannuates Parsonages.
His appeal was forceful and met with
a generous response.
MKI.lSSA TAKFN BASF- BAI.L
(lAMI'i FROM VAN AI.NTVNF
Melissa, Tex, April 12. In a sensa-
tional game of ball, the Melissa High
School boys defeated Van Alstyne
High School ou the former's grounds
Saturday afternoon. The final score
was 8 lo 4.
Smith for Melissa knocked a home
run in the sevenfh when three men
were on bases. Tate for Van Alstyne
also hit a home run In the eighth,
with no one on base.
Batteries; Melissa, Male, Moore and
Smith; Van Alstyne, Shied, Tate and
2, 3 and I. block 17, College Addition
to McKlnney; $2,800.
R. D. Mitchell et ux to T. H.
Vaiighiin and I,. J. Mllbtirn, lots in
CHIT Krucrson and A. M. If colt lo
(I. W. Morris, lot No. I, block 12, W. .L
S. Russell addition to McKlnney;
C, F .Wood to J. M. 1 "I t ii or, lots In
T. S. Vlnen et ux lo W. D. Goos-
tree, 81.9 acres of land in H. T.
Chenowith Survey; $5,733.
S. H. and D. V. Monk to Almarine
Wilson, lot 7, block 1, In the Cave Kc
SUtiMon addition to Princeton; $110.
J. H. Sllnson to T,. V. Monk, lot 7,
block 1, In the Pave & Sllnson addi-
tion to Princeton; $130.
J. T. Odle et ux to J. C. Ballew,
lot fi, block 1, Pollege addition to
City of McKlnney; $2,950.
Sanger Bros, to B. A. Marconi,
lots In Anna: $1,500,
J. T. Odle et ux to J. P. Ballew, lot
No. 5, block No. 1, College addition
to McKlnney; $1,000.
J. P. Hallow et ux lo J. T. Odle,
lots No. 16 ond 17, block No. 19, Col-
lege addition to McKlnney; $2,000.
E. R. Jones et ux to H. Watt Jones,
100 acres In the F. De I.a Plna Sur-
J. M. Klrby et ux to T. T. Webb,
lots In the town of Westminster; $500.
W. M. Duncan to J. M. Furr,
11.142 acres of land In the II. H. Tuck-
er Surveys: $9,164.20.
11. I,. Hlglit et ux to B. F. Dooley,
lot 3 I block 111. W. J. 8. Russell ad-
dltloi to City of McKlnney; |«50.
W \. Jones et ux to J. 8. Jones,
one re In lleseklali Walters Sur-
.1 M. I'ltner et ux lo Clint Jacobs,
two ertaln small tracts of land In
Ottsi v Addition to City of Cellna;
Joseph Farmer to R. T . Jackson,
lot 31, Parkwood addition to Pity of
W. J. Sellers et ux o J. W. KacU-
ney, lots 13, 14 and 15, block 2, 111
town of Princeton: $2,ooo.
A. J. Aycock to W. J. Sellers, lots 1
and 2. block 2 In Aycock Addition to
the town of Princeton; $300,
I<auru Anderson et al to John Doyle,
half acre of land In McKlnney; $900.
R-. K. D. Miller et al to Texas Nur-
sery Co.. lot 12, block 5 of the Miller*
Collins and Young Addition to the
town of Pcllnn: $150.
Sam Robinson et ux to John
Sparks, T I,. Nash and W. S Collins-
worth, lots In Frisco: $1,400,
Hlackland Townslto Company to
John Sparks, lot 2 and 4 In block 3
In town of Frisco: $500.
|V. J. Sellers et ux lo J. W. Hack-
ney, lots 1 and 2, block 2, In the Ay-
cock Addition lo town of Princeton:
H.OOO FIRE LOSS IH M'KIHNEf T0E5-
MY NIGHT—THREE HOUSES BOON
Tin- lire demon w a visitor to Mc-
Klnnev Monday night and ilewtroyed
three houses, together with almost all
tile household goods therein, oil Hen-
ry Street. The Joss will aggregate
At exactly 10.30 o'clock, Mr. and
Mrs. II i; SNiit'■> who owin d and >■>
cupbd the big eight room, two-story
resilience known as the Mrs. \\ P.
Polly old home place, were awakened
by the roaring of what I hey thought
to he a storm. An immediate investi-
gation proved the roaring lo be the
noise of Humes which were rapidly
eating their way through this resi-
dence. The lire alarm was hurriedly
turned In and the tire boys were soon
on the scene at the eeatlugruttnii, but
were very much handicapped on ac-
count of not having sullliient water
According to a statement from Mr.
Smith this morning, the tire originat-
ed between the ceiling and the roof lit
the rear of his home, the origin of the
tin; being unknown. The Samcs soon
made their way through the roof of
the rear of the building and began
their destroying effect on the front of
the residence. Men and hoys rushed
into the house and carried out part
of the furniture In three of the down-
stairs rooms. Much of the furniture,
however, was badly scarred and brok-
en. Mr. and Mrs. Smith made their
escape In their night clothes. Mrs.
Smith suffered a nervous breakdown
and was carried to the home of Mr.
and Mrs. II. A I,. (Ireunwood, where
she wus given medical attention. In
their escape Mr. Smith forgot to get
$72 In bills ami cheeks from under
Ids pillow. They were also burned.
All the outhouses, and thirty tlno
Barred Hock chickens were also
burned. Mr. Smith values his home
al $2,500. He carried only $800 In-
surance on the building. His furni-
ture was valued at $1,000, on which lie
curried no Insurance.
Fowler's House Burns.
The wind was blowing slightly from
the southeast and wafted the llaines
to the six-room residence on the cor-
ner of Henry and South Hcngc Streets,
occupied by Jesse M. Foster und fami-
ly. This building was soon a burning
mass of debris. Before the llames
reached the front purt of the house
some of the furniture was carried out
to a place of safety. A. fine pluno be-
longing to Miss Apple Farmer, teucli-
er of the Trinity school und a sister
of Mrs. Foster, was saved from the
burning building. Miss Dora Nichols
of (iiainbllss, one of the county's well
known school teachers who formerly
resided with Mr. and Mrs. Foster, had
several nice pieces of furniture stored
in one room of this residence. The
amount of Insurance carried by MIhh
Nichols was not learned . Mr. Foster's
household goods are valued ut $1,200.
He curried insurance to the amount
tif $750. TIiIh building wus ulso the
from eutllig their wuy Into the house.
During the time when it wus thought
the house wus going to bo destroyed
property of Mr. und Mrs. H. (t. Smith,
they huving purchased suinc from the
MRS. HAMII/TtlN IIIFD AT
I''A l(M F,ltS VII <I,K I/A ST TI'IOHIIAV
Mrs. Mury Catherine Hamilton,
aged 78, died at the futility home
Tuesday after u short illness. While
she suffered the Infirmity of her yeurH,"
deutl) came Htiddenly. Deceased was
one of the well known und pioneer
settlers of Furmersville, widow of the
late Sum It. Hamilton, in life one of
the most prominent men of this sec-
tion. She was born in Columbia, S.
P. In 1 837, und was married in lR5!i
to J. W. Newsorne. To tills union t.wo
children were born: Mrs. J. C. Dunn
of this city, and ,1. C. Newsolue of
lllco. This husband died during tin
Civil War, and the widow was mar-
ried to Sum It Hamilton in Stark
vlllc, Miss., in 18till, and came to
Tcxus the sume year. To this union
were born two children, Dr. Paul R.
Hamilton of Sweetwater, anil Mrs. W.
K. Bradford of this place. Mrs.
Hamilton joined the Presbyterlnn
Church when fifteen years old. After
coming to Texas she united with the
Methodist Church with her husband,
and lived u consecrated Christian life.
She leaves. In addition to four children
and a number of grundchlldrcn, four
brothers and four sisters: J. A. Selg-
ler of Westminster; I). P. Sclgler of
Oklahoma; Mrs. S. M. Dunn, McKin-
ney; Mrs. I,. I. Rollins, Mrs. Henrietta
Staats and Mrs. Jane Belle Honakcr.
all of Vartticrsville. The funeral was
held Wednesday afternoon at the
Methodist Church, Rev. R. It. More-
lutid otllchitlng. Farmcrsvillc Times
I.IIIFItTV IIAITINT ( III IU II
IIAI> II ADDITIONS Ml NDAV
llev. S. T. Aklns of Westminster
was In McKlnney Monday, en route
home from Liberty where he filled
Ills regular iippolntments at the Itup
tlst Church Saturday night, Sunday
and Sunday night. Rleven additions
to the church were received during
these services. CSood music was
furnished and everyone present
seemed to enjoy the services
Next Sunday Hev Aklns will fill
his appointments at Verona. It will
lie the occasion of a home coining
day, and special music will be fur
l.lbertv church has n membership
of 121 Verona has 1 IP j
Mr anil Mrs Dock 'Apple arc the
nrond parents of a bouncing baby
lute Mr- \\ . P. Polly about two years
ago Mi Smith valued the residence
at $l,20o and carried $000 insurance
on It ,
•I. ('. Parker's licit.
Before ilie two residences mention
ed above hail burn 'il to the ground
the bungalow adjoining the big resi-
dence of Mi ami Mrs. Smith on the
cust became ii 11 In y. • - oil the roof and
Was soon destroyed It was occupied
by Mr and Mrs J. <'. Parker Nearly
all ol I lie furniture was saved, al
though MMue of It v.iiH badly scratch-
ed und broken lip. Mr and Mrs.
Parkei were asleep when the lire llrst
broke ihit in the Suillli home and it
was wit It much illlllcully that tlicy
were aroused from their slumber by
neighbors beating ou their doors und
Windows. This rosldence wus the
property of Contractor W J. (Jordan)
Hlggl tin of this olty. The residence
contained five rooms und wus valued
at about $1,200. We were unable to
see Mr. Hlgglns and can not slate the
amount of tnsiiriincc, although he
carried Home. Mr. I'urker vulued his
household goods at about $900. He
curtfeil $4oO insurance.
Mayes Hum Close Call.
A. <i (Pat) Muyse, who liven in the
live room biingulow on the corner of
Henry and South Church Streets and
Just east of tlie Hlgglns property, had
a close cull. It was thought for a
while that his home wus going to burn
und despite the niuny efforts exerted
to keep the Humes from the building.
But by elliclent work on tho part of
the lire boys the flames Were kept
despite everything (hut could be done,
men and boys rushed Into the build-
ing und soon had ull Ills household
goods carried to u place of sufety. Of
coursi, In hurriedly getting the furni-
ture fut of the building It wus badly
scarred. Mr Mayes ulso curried In-
surance The building belongs to Dr.
J. C. Krwln.
Frank Lewis, who lives on the
southeast corner of th<3 block, curried
out a grant deal of his furniture when
It seemed that the fire wus going tu
reach his residence despite the efforts
to keep It buck.
The four-room house on South
Henge Street—the southwest corner of
the block, and belonging to the Mrs.
W. P. Polly estate, was hudl.v scorch-
ed uiui.' had it nut been for the faith-
ful watching and efficient work of the
Urn boys would have also been de-
Several other residences and burns
in the neighborhood of the conllugru-
Il*m cuught lire, but the flames were
soon extinguished. Had the wind
been very high from any direction,
any estimate of the loss would be
Had the wuter pressure been suHI-
cient, Mr. Smith's residence would, no
doubt, huve been the only loss. The
fire boys, however, are to be congratu-
lated by their prompt arrival, efficient
service arid untiring efforts upon this
occasion. They worked hard and kept
the Hre from several iither nearby
A. .1. COPANK IN
TWO It!A'IVAl* MIOCTIMiK
Hev. A. J. Co pass, who is to assist
the First Baptist Church in a revival
meeting to begin next Sunday week,
has recently closed a meeting In one
of the Baptist churches in San Anton-
io, of which the pastor writes In the
Inst Baptist Standard "Hev. A. J.
Cniwuis has Just dosed our meeting
with 87 additions to the church, 57
for baptism. His preaching was
strong and constructive anil he
greatly endeared himself to both pns-
lor and people."
The Baptist pastor at Dampassas
reports In the Standard a meeting
Itev. Popass hold there rodent ly, as
follows: "Rev. A. J. Potass has
closed n sixteen days meeting with us
In which there were 75 prdfeartons of
faith and 40 accearions to the aliurch,
most of them for baptism. I. K. Rey-
nolds who led the music in my Judge-
ment has few equals as a slmrer." '
The revival prayer service will be
held al Hie church tonight and thle
pastor desires to meet, a large num-
ber of the members there, at which
time arrangements will be completed
for the collage prayer meeting to-
Mils. O. T. FNHliF.MAN MAS
PAHMF.D TO IIFH KFW AIID
Mrs. O. T Fugleman, aged 23 years,
died at her home near Abilene Tues-
day afternoon at 4 o'clock after a
brief Illness. The remains arrived In
McKlnney Wednesday ill 1 o'clock
on the Interurban express and were
conveyed lo the home of her uncle,
Clarence Allen, on West Virginia
Street where the funeral services were
held that afternoon at 4 o'clock, con-
ducted by Dr. K. K King, pastor of
the First Baptist Church of this city
Deceased was reared In Pollln
County. She was a daughter of the
laic J. It KnglcuiM for many years a
cltlr.en of the l.uflM SMBinuultv. She
was the only chIM of Mrs Rosa Fu-
gleman, anil Is survived by her moth-
er and husband. As above stated de-
ceased wus a niece of Plarence Allen
of McKlnney. She moved with her
mother from McKlnney about nine
years ago. Deceased was a consistent
member of the Baptist Church, and
leaves a large number of relatives and
friends to mourn her death.
W. 11. Until of Wllnieth was here
Saturday on business.
FOSTER'S WEATHER BULLETIN
Copyrighted 1915 by NN T. I'oster.
Washington, April 15 I .list bulle-
tin gave forecasts of disturbances to
cross continent April 19 to 23 and 2*
to 28, Warm waves is to and 23 to
27, cool waves I lo I "i and 2li lo 30
These disturbances will cause a great
er lise in temperatures than the seas
on calls for and a long spell of tin
usually warm vvciilhcr will follow
I hem Not much lain IIOI frosts Ibis
mouth alter the first of these dtsliir
bailees reaches your locality The
storms will be severe and of enough
Importance lo demand your attention
ami care Taki no risks by moIiik ou
lake or ocean.
Next iltsturbance will reach Pacific
coast about April 27, cross Pacific
Hlopc by dose of 28, great central val-
leys 29 to May I, eastern sections May
Warm wave will cross Puiifle
slope uhoiit Aplil 27, great central
v alley h 29, eastern sections May I
Cool wave will cross Puclflc slope
about April 30, great central valleys
Muy 2, eastern sections May 4.
This disturbance will bring severe
storms preceded by high tempera-
tures und the cold wave following will
be a cold wave In northern sections,
causing frosts (treat fluctuations In
temperatures will occur and sudden
heavy rains lu eastern anil soul hern
May promises temperatures tlint
will average lower than usual und
three of four frosts Hint will go fur-
ther south than usual The cold waves
thai will probably bring frosts where
frosts souiel lines occur at t lint sensor,
will reach meridian lio, moving cust
ward, not far from May 2, 8, 12 anil
Rains of May on this continent will
keep Well to the south and will lie
heavier than usual near southern At-
lantic and southern Pacific coasts.
This will probably leave a deficiency
of rainfall west and northwest of the
great lakes, India, southern China and
the Fust Indies will get excessive ruins
In Muy while northern Kuropc will
huve u deficiency of moisture. Where
the soil Was frozen Wet In Russia the
thawing will proliubly furnish suffi-
cient moisture for Hie crops us the
soil was froxen deeply und will .not
completely thuw out before July.
Central America will get uniisuuliy
heavy rains in Muy and tills may
cause difficulties ill keeping the Pana-
ma canal open. All the Islands of the
West Indies will get excessive rains In
May and tills will priibably Injure the
fruit, cotton and sugar cane crops.
Indications are Hint Ihrnout the
IVI5 season of crops all southern
countries, north of the equator, will
get excessive rains and all northern
sections will he deficient III rainfall.
The most severe storms of May urc
expected near 0 und 22 und Uic paths
of the storms ure expected to lie
well southwuril. The evuporutlons for
May uppeur to be near to the ci|iiulor
ull uroiind'the eartfi find therefore we
should expect unusually cool weather
III all northern sections for May.
Mexico will get excessive ruins lu Muy
und with their other troubles tliut
country uppeurs to lie approaching a
time of famine.
THE M'KINKET MARKET REPORT
Pcctlutii* and firala.
Corn In shuck per bu .. .. 9bc to $1
Oats per bu 60c to tbc
Bran, per cwt $1.50
Shorts per cwt $1.00
Phops per cwt $1.75
Wheat per bu $1.45
Oats baled pur ton $9 to 910
Alfalfa buy per ton .. .. $13 to $18
Millet hay per ton $1 to 910
Johnson grass hay pur ton $t to 97.50
Prairie hay per ton $ to 910
Bermuda buy per ton ... $8 to 910
Prlmo per ton $14.00
Prime Cotton Seed $20.00
Oil cotton seed, according to grade.
Ifmhtw and Pro flak ma.
Flour per cwt $3.75 to 9I-2G
Bacon por lb 15c to SOc
Butter per lb 12 l-2c to ZSc
Creamery butter Ma
Chickens, fryers per lb lto
Chickens, old heni per lb. to
Old roosters per dot 91N
Turkey* per lb .. 11a
Gmi per dog 13c to 15c
L«rd per lb 14c to l(c
Irtah potatoes per bu. .. 91 to 91.10
Sweet potatoes per bu 92.00
Mutton sheep per cwt $4 to $6
Beef cattle per cwt $3 to $5.50
Hogs |ier cwt $4 to $0.25
WIM, ADVFRTINF. THF
KOAD HONDS FOR SAI.F
Wednesday afternoon the commis-
sioners' court agreed to advertise the
good roads bonds of the McKlnney
district for sale. Honda tu the
amount of $375,000 are yet to be dis-
posed of. Tlie bids for them will be
opened May 6.
On May 7 the commissioners' court
will receive and open bids from eon-
tractors who wish to bid for tlie con-
struction of the roads. The disposing
of Mtc bonds and the awarding the
contract for building the roads will be
on a cash basis. The court, however,
will reserve the light to reject any and
all bids should they sec fit.
THE PROGRESS 01
CEUIH PIKE DODOS
Tuesday I he editor w as hauled
over tlie I'ellmi llootl Kouils district
In every direction by Civil Fuglnccr
The road leading south to Prosper
is graded, rocked and graveled com-
pletely for three miles to 11ml Moor's
corner, except a spot at the Ijcwls
Cox house is not yet graveled because
of pulling In a i ilbert, which could
not lie done without stopping hauling
Tills will be completed as the hands
i an gi't to It.
The route for Hie road lo Rhea's
Mill starts east at the Cox corner,
thence on and by Tom Perkins' place,
the Twin Bridges and along the road
by W. Fd Doyle's house. Work on
this prong has not started yet
The road leading east by ,1. P.
ttiisley's hud been finished for some
two tulles past O. P. King's and Frank
Kerr's. It turns north on the Rose:-
land mail at J. W Kerr's northeast
corner anil goes on into Roseland; It
also turns south al the sume corner
and goes post .1. W Kerr's house to-
wards Poltag* Kill
The road leading southwest from
Cellna goes smith a mile past Buck
Winn's and l«* the Old Pellnu school
house H«(iiare, turning due weal there
and running west lo and In front of
Mrs, Short's house; It turns south-
east of the house, passing the I/>o
Hounds and OUlidennlng farms on
the left and'1111 past Punch Harris' or
the old Perkins' place and past Mrs
Arterberry's place to the right and
on down the Ptirvln road to the (Jood-
nor pinttitIon, where It stops. This
road is four miles long and some fine
work in grading, rocking and gravel-
Ing is being done on it lis Is being
on all the routes we traveled
over. There Is ii stretch of work Just
put on for 3 4 of a mile from the
town linillH that litis Just been steain-
rolled by tho J. Fred Hmllh ma-
chine und Is ready for the gravel
which Is being put on us fast as the
teams cun haul It this can be done
lu wet weather for the rock bed.
pressed down as II Is. iiiukes a firm
base to run wagons on.
The road leading north of town
past the Pnnnlnfhoni gin Is now be-
ing graded. There Is neiirly a rollei
stretch of low, boggy land here. Wide
side ditches and u high grnde uro be-
ing built, putting the road lied up In
the dry the raa< secret of succeaaful
road biiilil|ng Is putting the road bed
up In the drr. Tills has been one f
the worst roads In Pollln County, but
she's gelling oul'of the mud ftow.
The last named road Woun# up the
of all the pike routes that the
editor look with Fnglneer Preofer.
We found one peculiarity of till* Boll
Is that tilery is no rock In Ihe soil
for bulhlln t purposes wch! of Ihe
ridge land lust cust of Ihe Frisco
rullroHil and this material has lo be
hauled from that section to llie roads
on the west side and thai tills Is the
reason thai the loads are being built
first oil the east side during the bod
weather the past winter. We noticed
tin1 teamsters had to double up Tues-
day to pull loads of rock through the
low land where old Pellna use to
stund. This is the rock now being
put on the Purvln road ond has to be
hauled from the ridge land about B.
We must say that, after goln;t over
these pike routes und r.eelliR whut the
builders have already accomplished
In the wet winter *e havei hud, we
were completely surprised ut the pro-
gress made. The gradtnk' looks like
railroad work and where It runs In
front of farm houses It. leavee their
yards high nnd dry to drain Into the
road ditches, lidding much value t
such property nit pluces lo live. Not-
withstanding this fine grude work the
rocking of the road bed and the
steam roller work and the extra good
gravel being used, Phlef Knglneer
Creager Informed us that so far the
construction Is costing considerably
less than his original estimates for
the different routes over which th*
pikes ure being built. Tills Is cheor
•t news to the ta* payers, some of
whom have been led to believe we
would get little for our money.—Ce-
llna Rccord. *
MRS. Ii C. I^VKHMITi;
IIIRD AT *KVADA SATURDAY
Nevada, Tc*. April 12.—Mrs. I* C.
I^verett died here very suddenly Ud
unexpectedly Saturday afternoon
after an Illness of about one week
with lu grippe. The aire of the de-
ceased was about 52 years.
She had lived ut Nevada about,
twenty-five yeurs, und had been a
true and faithful member of the
Methodist church for a number of
She leaves a husband and eight
children, us follows; Jim l/everett.
who lives In Denton County, and Wil-
lie. Jerry, Jack, Bud, a Mrs. Kcrby.
Misses l.lllle atul Nannie Mae, nil
living here or near this place.
The death, as mentioned above was
not expected, even by the Immediate
members of the family. Only those
living at home were present when tho
Burial took place In Ihe I. O. O. F.
Pemetery here Sunday afternoon. The
sorrowing relatives have the sym-
pathy of a host of good friends.
John Moore nnd family of Cellna
came to McKlnney Sunday in their
automobile and spent the day at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Cogglns.
Mr. Moore states that the ? .d roads
work In the Cellna district Is pro-
H. Pombest nnd family of Valdnsta
were trading with the McKlnney
merchants Saturday afternoon. They
came to the county capital In their
automobile. Mr. Combest stated
that tho roln of Friday was very light
at Valdasta. not of sufficient amount
to be of much help to crops.
Mrs. Molllo Jackson of Atlanta.
Texas, has entered Dr. Caldwell's
Sanitarium for treatment.
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Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 15, 1915, newspaper, April 15, 1915; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth293223/m1/1/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.