The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 20, 1915 Page: 1 of 12
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THIRTY-SECOND VKAR (Established February 7. 1HM).
McKlNNKY, COLLIN COUNT*, Tl V. Till BM>AV, MAY IIM.Y
DXt uoijiAit per year.
12 PAGES THIS WEEK
ROM BONDS IRE
The Collin County Commissioner's
Court lust Monduy disposed of the Mc-
Klnney Uood Rouds bonds, amounting
to $375,001), for 9ti cents on the
dollur, they being the remainder of
the $450,000 issue, vuted on Deoem-
bur 10, 1913. It wil be remembered
that ninety-seven tents wus the high-
est bid ever offered for these bonds,
and this was before the outbreak of
the European war last summer. The
bonds were sold to a Denver, Colora-
do, firm, who Immediately put up a
forfeit of $7,500 pending the payment
of the bid. It Is supposed the money
will become available at once und the
actual construction of the long sought
good roads will begin Immediately.
The sale of the bonds will be en-
couraging news to our people general-
ly, for it means much to the laborer,
the business men and the mun who
has a surplus of work stock. The
money expended on the roads will at
once find Its way into the channels
of commerce and into the coffers of
the business men It will meun that
"old Beck" who has, for lo, these
many days, been standing at the
manger cuting his worth up in gruln,
will be put back to work and will earn
Ills dally rutlons . Of course, this will
prove objectionable to his inuleshlp
after living such a life of ease, but
will be highly gratifying to his mas-
ter. It will mean that Collin county
labor will be enabled to secure work
at a living wage, and that wives and
children, will be better clothed und
fed. In fact, it means that practical-
ly $375,000 will be turned loose In Col-
lin county, which otherwise we would
not have enjoyed had not the good
roads bonds been voted. And coming
just at this time when the county Is
recovering* from the worse depression
It has ever known, should be a relief
and source of gratification to our peo-
The Commissioner's Court should
not delay work any longer thnn is ac-
tually necessary to complete the con-
tracts, If, of course, then intend to
have the work done by contruct.
In addition to the good roads al-
ready nnder construction, It means
that three or four other good roads
will be built out of McKlnney, giv-
ing the town greater trade advantages
and strengthening our prestige In
every way. The road now being hullt
to Rhea's Mill will be connected with
the Cellna good road.
As yet It Is not known whether the
commissioners will build gravel or
concrete roads, or whether the work
will be done by contract. However,
It may be confidently expected that
the wisdom of the Court will prevull
in every Instance, and that the people
of McKlnncy and McKlnn'-v flood
Roads District, will get one dollar's
worth of value for every dollar spent.
JOHN e. MUMS IS
OEM IT TUXEDO
News was received In McKlnney
Saturday morning by Mrs. J. L. Todd
of the death of her father, John B.
Adams, which occurred at his home
In Tuxedo, Jones county, Friday
night at about 12 o'clock. Mr. and
Mrs. Todd left for Tuxedo Satur-
day to attend the funeral which
took place In Fairfield cemetery near
Tuxedo, Sunday morning at 10
John Tt. Adams was 68 years of
aire, a native of Kentucky and came
to Tixas In 1X70, settling on a farm
w< st of McKlnney and later bought a
good farm near Lebanon. In 1S84
ho sold lils farm and moved to .Tone?
county where he hud since made his
home. Ills wife died about six years
ago. Five children survive as fol-
lows: Mrs. J. L. Todd, McKlnney;
Dnvo Adams, Dallas; Charlie Adams,
El Paso; R. L. Adams, Big Springs,
nnd Joe Adams, who was living with
hint at the time of his death. Mr.
Adnms was n member of the Chris-
tian church, with which he had been
affiliated for many years. He was a
member of the Masonic lodge and a
high class gentleman whom all loved
ami respected. He Is remembered by
many of the old settlers of Collin
SI*NI AY AT NORTH M< KIN-
NEY BAITINT CHt'RCH
There were 452 pupils In atten-
dance at the classes of the North
McKlnney Baptist chuijrh Sunday
morning; 22 added to all classes over
previous Sunday's enrollment. There
was a little falling off In attendance
on account of many being out of
town and some sickness among the
pnpllW. Enrollment at present 612.
At the 11:00 o'clock hour the pas-
tor preached from the subject: "Our
Enemies at Our Mercy" nnd nt the
evening service, "Asleep on Ounrd."
Both services were well attended
with good Interest. There were two
accessions to (he church nt the eve-
Bolh the Junior and Senior B. Y.
P. II.'s were well attended and a
splendid program rendered by each.
Claude McMurray who has been at-
tending school At Nevada, being
taught by his hrothar, Prof. P. II. Mc-
Murray, has returned to his home nt
Princeton. John McMurray, who has
also been visiting his brother nt Ne-
vada, has returned home
Plucky Matt ttuvldge gave the peo.
plo of McKlnney u real aviation ex-
hibition Suturduy afternoon. As pre-
viously stated his aeroplune wus bad-
ly torn up on Frlduy In un accident
while attempting to muko a flight.
He with his mechanics begun work
lute Friday afternoon and worked
contlnously until after ti o'clock Sat-
urday evening. The big crowd which
gathered at Fair Park «o see the
flight had partly dispersed when the
uoroplune wjts ready for the lllght.
It was romoved from the park to an
open place eust of the park where
Mr. Savldge rose gracefully from the
earth and soared through the air sev-
eral hundred feet high, making sev-
eral circles of the park and traveling
In other directions after which ho
landed in the open spaces just east
of the park. A good slsed crowd had
remained to see him make the
lllght and as he left the ground the
crowd cheered very enthusiastically
that the hoodo which seems to fol-
low blrdmen of McKlnney had been
broken by Matt Savldge. The Savldge
boys are stayers and stated last Fri-
day that they would remain In Mc-
Klnney and give a successful flight
If It took them a month to do so, but
they knew they could make a good
flight as soon as the aeroplane was
In condition. The exhibition he guvo
Saturday was highly satisfactory to
all, and those who saw It were high
In praise of the aviator for his deter-
mination to give a good lllght. From
hero they go to Atoka, Oklahoma,
and If the Savldge boys don't glvo
satisfaction where they ure billed It
will not be their fault for they have
proven tlint they are stuy«'rs und will
do what they say they will.
The Horse Show, which wus sched-
uled to take place at Fair Park Inst
Saturday before the aviation flight,
was not so large as it should have
been, but what It lacked In quantity,
wu more than made up In quullty.
Soma of the finest horses In the Unit-
ed States were seen in the parade
and some show-ring champions were
seen. In the parade Joe H. Wilcox
had the following string: Perfection
C., percheron; Electrlte Jr, His Roy-
al Prince and Rockefeller. Walter
Keen's gray horse Dan, a Rockefel-
ler hone and Myrtle Rockefeller
were also In the parade. Joe Mur-
phy had the following string In the
parade; Oarrard Chief, Romeo S.
anil Bohemia, Ills beautiful 6-year-old
mare. The parade wus one of the
best ever seen in McKlnney. Mr.
Murphy was riding his mare Bohe-
mia, while Dude Bell was In the pa-
rade with n riding tundum, riding
Rockefeller and driving Electrlte Jr.
owned by Joe H. Wilcox.
In the five-gulled cluss the prlxo
was given to Mr. Murphy's mare, Bo-
hemia. In this show Mr. Murphy
rode Bohemia. This fine animal was
purchased by Mr. Murphy last fall
after showing her successfully In
many shows In Texas and other
states. She is six years old and was
formerly owned by a Denton oltlson.
The riding tundum team attracted
much nttentlon nnd favorable com-
ment nt old Rockefeller felt perfect-
ly at home In the show ring.
The Judges for the show were: V.
P. Kiel of Gainesville; Jim Slaughter
of Melissa; and Dr. W. T. Hoard of
McKlnney. The exhibitors were the
recipients of many compliments.
Chu*. Klmboil, mnnogor of the Pope
Theater, wits on the grounds with his
motion picture camera nnd took pic-
tures of Bohemia and Rockefeller In
action. These pictures will likely be
shown at n later date.
Mr. and Mrs. Jap Ulehey have
moved their restaurant from the Odd
Follows building on North Tennessee
'street to their new brick building on
Mast l.ouislunu street next door to
Sam J. Mussle, und opposite the
Tbey now have a building 25 by 60
feet, of modern architecture through-
out, cement floors, well ventilated,
well finished ntnf up-to-date In every
respect. The Interior Is being fitted
up With new counters, shelving, clos-
ets, partitions, etc. necessary to care
for their business.
They have ample .'oom in their new
building anil It Is Ideally located for
The tunny frlepds of this worthy
couple ure glu t to note their prosper-
ity and wish for them a continuation
of same, whlcl they deserve.
Wo direct your attention to the ad-
vertisement elsewhere In this paper,
announcing removal to their new lo-
PIKE ROADS TAX BATE
ANKOINCED mil 1*1 A
Tax Assessor I.. T. (lay has fur-
nished the County Commissioners'
Court with the cortlfled assessed
vnluution of nil taxnble property In
the different rond districts of Collin
county for the your 19>5 as follows;
Rond District No. 4, (McKlnncy)
$5.r 33.6S0—Rate 65c on $100.
Bond District No. 7, (Cellnn)—
$1,650,170— Rule 60c on $100.
Road District No. 8, (Farmers-
vllle> $2.2S7.980-~70c on $100.
Rond District No. 9. (Princeton)
J71 2.405—$1.00 on $100.
YOUNG UDY WIS FEARFUL WRECK
DROWNED IT PIKE! SITOROIY EVENING
A distressing accident occurred,
Saturday afternoon, May 15, noar
Pike In northeast Collin In which
Ettle Smith, 13 year old daughter of
Weldon Smith, u druggist u' Pike,
lost her life by drowning.
Three sisters aged about 1$, 15
and 17 were fishing on Lee Creek,
three-fourth of a mile cast of Pike.
While wulklng along the precipitous
bank of a 10 or 12 foot deep hole of
water, the youngest girl tripped In
some accidental manner and fell
head foremost Into the deepest wat-
ers. Her two sisters leaped In to her
rescue und were all three struggling
together helplessly In the water
when their cries of distress attracted
the attention of Rraok Strickland
who was fishing some distance from
them in the same creek. Strickland
run to the rescue and also leaped In
to the water and succeeded In saving
the lives of two of tlie girls. After
he got the oldest girl out she again
leaped hack Into the deep water In
her mad anguish to rescue her
younger sister who had by this time
sunk from sight to rise no more.
Strickland again rescued her with
great difficulty. The banks on both
sides of the deep water were steep
and slick and Htrlcklond's success In
saving himself and I ho lives of two
of the threo drowning girls was lit-
tle short of miraculous nnd truly he-
roic. The body of the drowning girl
was finally brought lo the surface hy
Earl Wilson, who arrived shortly on
the scene after the alarm had reach-
ed the town and dived until he found
her. Wilson Is a young married man
who lives at Josephine but who wus
visiting at Pike at the time, whero
he wus reared. He Is a son of Esq. J.
I >. Wilson of Blue Ridge. Strickland
is a married man, having a wife nnd
two children. He never sloped to re-
move his shoes or any of his ciothJ
Ing but leaped to the rescue of the
girls, not stopping to reckon the has-
nrd he took on his own life In trying
to save the life of the throe young
The body of the drowned girl was
laid to rest Sunday afternoon In the
Pike cemetery In the presence of a
very large concourse of sorrowing
friends and relatives. Rev. J. F. Al-
derson, pastor of the Methodist
church at. Leonard, conducted im-
pressive funeral services.
The docensed Is survived by her
parents and threo sisters.
Pllte and that ^hole section of the
county have been cast, in a pall of
deepest gloom over the terrible acci-
dent which cost little Etflo her life.
Everybody up there Is sounding the
praises of Brack Strickland but for
whose heroism und skill as ;t swim-
mer there would have been a triple
burying instead of Just one us it was
Wylle Wins Championship.
Melissa, Texas, May 1 9.—The Wy-
lie High School team defeated Melis-
sa yesterday In a ragged game. The
score was 12 to 10. Tills gives Wy-
lle the Interseholastlc championship
of Collin county.
Batteries—Melissa. Moore, Mote
and Smith: Wylle—Housewrlght and
Mrs. Alta Davis, ugcil 22 years,
wife of V. V. Davis, u burlier of Min-
eral Wells. Texas, and her six-year-
oM son, liuiiln, wore Instantly killed
Saturday at 3 |>. nt., ul llrutul Prulric,
when an luttrurban express car col
IIii« d with an automobile driven by
J. I .andry of Mineral Wells, who
ulf-o died turly Sunday morning.
Mrs. Ha\ls, with her husband, onco
resided In McKlnney, Mr. Davis be-
ll.* a barber by profession, working
in the North Side barber shop Mrs.
I' iv in' parents, Mr. und Mrs. Will
i .nslday, reside In Van Alstyne.
Mrs. Davis hud received word that
her ther was quite sick and wus
making a hurried trip In un niilonio-
hlIt* from Mineral Wells to Dallas, so
that she with her little sou could
cntcli the Dallas-Sherman lnterurhaiv
car lo Vun Alstyne. Mr. I,undry,
hotel mun of Mineral Wells, was go-
ing to Dallas to meet one of his sons,
aiming to return to his home at Min-
eral Wells late Saturday evening.
Mrs. Davis und little son were with
hltn In Mr. laundry's automobile.
When they were crossing the Ft.
Worth-Dallas Interurban at tirand
Prairie their car wont "dead" on the
track, an express car hitting the an
tomohtle, Instantly killing Mrs. Davis
and little son and so badly Injuring
Mr. Iiundry, that he died early Sun
Mrs. Davis' remains, with the
younr son, were shipped to Van Al-
stvne Sunday and interred there, tilt
father, V. V. Davis, soon being on
the ground nt Orunil Prairie, doing
all In his power to assist his dead
wife and baby.
The accident, In which three lives
were snuffed out, Is Indeed a very
sail one. Mr. Davis and wife will be
kindly remembered by many people
In McKlnney, although, they did not
reside long In our city.
Mrs. Davis was reared In the Wes-
ton community, her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Will Cassldoy, owning a large
farm in that community.
To all upon whom bereavement
has fallen, wo extend our sincere
BLUE KIIHiE TEAMS
IN MEATII ORAPPI-i:
There was a bull game at Princeton
Friday afternoon between Blue Itldgi
and Princeton and Princeton was flu
victor, the score board showing 1 for
Princeton, I for Blue llldge.
Batteries for Blue Itidge were Me-
• 'aslon, t'allowuy ntul Pruelt; McMur-
ray and Cave for Princeton. The
(alley sheet showed 13 strikeouts for
Mcfaslon and Calloway; 20 for Mt
Murray. One feature of the game
was u home run by Bergcr, bringing
In two scores.
It was a pitchers' battle through-
out and the fans were wild with ex-
An oil stove In the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Lawrence of Farmersville
caught fire, and had It not boon for
the quick response by the fire compa
ny the damage would huvc been
(MY E. W. KI KKPATIMCK.)
The confusion growing about our
rond Improvement work Is sadly de-
plored. It Is said "Ignorance and pre-
judice" Is llio cause of this trouble.
Ignorance and prejudice have been
the cause of all trouble, ull wars,
trials, strivings, pain und nullcrlntf of
ilfe. Ignorunco und prejudice uro
dangerous und should bo dominated.
The Committee, the Court, und tlio
Contractor are all honorable men,
upright, Intelligent, putrlotlc, una
successful. They are acting in ap-
parent harmony in the good and
merciful work of building long need-
ed roads. From published state-
ments about our road building It
would uppoar that a few taxpoyers,
only, are Ignorant and prejudiced on
this road-Improving question. If this
be true of said tax payers, tney
should be kindly requested to desist
in their course, and Join In tho good
*-ork of harmony, of helping, honor-
ing, and assisting our Committee, our
Court ami our Contractor.
It is thought by some people that
there is too much harmony—too
many Siamese cords running through
tills trinity. Wc nre told this Jlne to
the Northwest of McKlnney was flr-t
to bo Improved bccnuse It Is tun*!
Important, because of Its heavy Unf-
ile. In our Ignorance wo bog to nsk
why the North nnd South rond. Klnto
and National thoroughfare, Is not
the most Important rond In this
county? Why should this crooked
neighborhood rond be chosen for
first Improvement nnd to be Improv-
ed In n most expensive way7 Tho
surveying of this rond Is receiving
much prnlse by writers. Rut why
does It require nbout seven
rond lo rench a point about mo
Is It less Incumbent In building
common road* to go on the shortest
course to a given point than In case
of building railroads?
Those terms, traffic, cost, tip-keep,
Interest rntes, beat npproved, most
selenitic, true economy, unit system,
long haul, short haul, long endur-
ance, quick disappearance, gelling
best for the money, etc., have been
used rather Indiscriminately und
without very careful consideration.
<Mte member of Ihis triumvirate
suys our gravel roads will cost, In-
keep, about lu per cent of their orig-
inal cost, annually; which on this
road, would be about $700.00 per
mile, annually; while another broth-
er member say a ho will lllo u good
bond, binding himself to keep a well
built gravel road In good order for
$100.00 per mile per annum, and he
udds that lie would make good
money on the contract.
Here Is one member asserting the
up-keep of a gravel road will cost
10 per cent, about $700.00 por ntilo
per annum, nnd another member as-
serts It will mst 2 1-2 per cent, $100
per mile per annum. This little dis-
crepancy In the calculations of har-
monious brothers Is calculated to
cause confusion among tho Ignorant
One member says a $1000.00 eon-
cncrete road would ho most eeon
mlcal, seeming to forget about the
Interest of $1000.00 per year the
voar (he farmer must pnv on money
he borrows from the bank to pny this
rond tax. This Interest account Is ns
truly nil Item In the expense of up-
keep or maintenance, as Is any other,
and ennnot be Ignored, not even by
There Is n cheerful no'i1 of genernl
satisfaction running through nil offi-
cial utternnces nbout this road build-
ing, nssurlng us thnt rules of strict
economy nnd efficiency nre observed.
The nforesnld taxpayers would re-
spectfully Inquire Into the economy
of expending about $6000.00 on sur-
veying account In building about t
miles of road.
After these Inquiries receive an-
swers we will beg the privilege of
asking further Information.
In order to conform with the cus-
tom of writers on Ihla road fltiwtlnn
we must say there Is no purpose to
criticise anyone hy fhls writer—It Is
nil for tho purpose "that the people
McKlnney, Texas, May It, lfll.
FOSTER'S WEATHER BULLETI1
Copyrighted 1915 by W. T. l-oster.
Washington I'. C. May : l.ast
bulletin gave forecasts of disturbances
to cross continent M ti* l" ami --
lo 2i>, wiiriii waves I" lo 21 und -t«
25, cool waves 20 lo 24 to So'lio
rains during first part of (his period
mill then u general decrease of rain-
fall on this continent till end of Ibis
rainfall month flut rain will con-
tinue heuvler than usual for llie seas-
on In Central An.cii a, m ar 11,e t oasis
ol llu liuir of M-M and on Pacific
i l.ipe from Sail Fra-.cisco south to
Chile. Very Utile pr > ipllulioii Is e\
peeled In South America alter May
.\,xt dlsturhiinc" will rcu-ii Pacl.ic
coast about May 27, cross Pacific
slope by close or 2H, great icntral Mil-
leys 20 to 31, eastern sections .Mine 2.
Warm wave will cross Pacific slope
about May 27, great central valleyi 20
eastern sections 31. Cool wave will
cross Pacific slope about May SO,
great central valleys June I, eastern
sections June 3.
This will bo the calm after the
moderately severe storms predicted
for May l to 27 and before the aw-
fully dangerous storms of June 2 to
12. A wave of very warm weather Is
expected Willi I Ills warm wave which
will be followed by u great fall III tem-
peratures, resulting lu frosts further
south than usual nbout or before June
10. Not much ruin expected with
Another disturbance will reach
Pacific const nbout May 31, cross
Pacific slope by close of June 1, great
central valleys June 2 to 4, eastern
sections 5. Warm wave will cross
Pacific slope about May 31, great
central vullc>K June 2, eastern sec-
tions June 4. Cool wave will cross
Pacific slope about June 8, great cen-
tral valleys 5, eastern sections 7.
This will Inaugurate the most dan-
gerous storms of recent years and wc
can not lie too emphatic, loo serious,
too positive, lu warning all, of the
great dangers expected June I to 12.
The greatest suu spots of recent years
are expected to come Into telescopic
view not far from IIiIh great storm
period. Probably the suu spot may
bo seen thru a smoked glass on June
Of course no one can make perfect
or sun spot forecasts but we take re-
sponsibility of saying that our fore-
casts concerning the period of June I
lo 12 will prove approximately cor-
rect. But if a great earthquake oc-
curs anywhere on the eurth the stornis
will be less severe thnn Indicated on
und near llils continent,
We warn the people of the Missis-
sippi, Ohio and Missouri valeys that
tornadoes nre expected. We regret
that we can not more definitely locale
Dangerous tropical storms - possi-
bly hurricanes - are expected not fur
from the south Atlantic coast, on the
Oulf of Mexico und Carrlhhean sen
and more sevoro storms than usual
between the Panama canal and the
The 600 midshipmen of the Naval
Academy are warned that they will
have a rough voyage. They start
from Annapolis for San Frunclsco
Juno 5. At the same time the West
Point cadets will be In a southern
camp anil they are advised to care-
fully stake their tonts.
THE m\lU MARKET REPORT
Peedstiig anil Grain.
Corn In shuck per bu .. .. 95c to $1
Oats per bu 60c to $6c
Bran, per cwt $1.55
Shorts, per cwt $1.65
Chops per cwt $1.75
Wheal per bu $1.40
Oats baled per ton $0 to $10
Alfalfa hay per Ion .. $13 to $18
Millet hay per ton $8 to $10
Johnson grass buy per ton $6 to $7.50
Prairie hay per ton $• to $10
Bermuda hay per ton ... $8 to $10
Prlmo per ton $14.00
Prime Cotton Seed $15.00
remittee ami Provision*.
Flour per cwt $8.65 to $4.10
Bacon per lb 14c to 85c
Butter per lb II 1-tc to !6e
Creamery butter >Bo
(Thickens, fryers per lb 20c
Chickens, old hena per lb. te
Old roosters per dog !!.••
Turkeys per lb 12c
Eggs per dos 18c to lBo
l.ard per lb 10 to 12 1-2c
The May term of district court con-
vened Monduy morning at • o'clock,
wiili Judge M. II. Ournett oil tha
bench. Tho selection of tho Jury for
tho week and (lie grand Jury was
commenced Immediately. Sixty men
were summoned for tho petit. Jury
and sixteen for the grand Jury.
Tho grand Jury selected for this
term ure us follows; J. W. Wqrden,
foreman, Furmcrsvlllo; T. A. Horsey,
M< Kinney; It. D. Fagula, Princeton;
II. (I. Butler, Allen; W. 1.. Boyd,
Wylle, (I It. Alexander, Anna; T.
Coffey, McKlnncy; W. A. Warden. Mo-
Kinney; T. C. Fry, Blue ItUlgo; Claude
Mayes, Piano; C. It. Illll, Itonner, and
J. W. Douglass of Melissa.
The tiding bailiffs are as follows;
Tip Kails, tleo. Fari'ur, 1 .urn Woods,
■ has. Russell, A. P. Mills, Willie
Sutherland, (leorge Woods was ap-
pointed door hulllir.
The petit Jury for the week Is as
follows: L. A. Alexander, tl. W. Fits-
hugh. It. It. Jones, It. F. Donaldson.
I1.'. M. Ksles, J. J. Spurgeon, C. C.
Clark, I,. C. Wllcoxson, (I. A. Kistley,
W. I.. Duugherty, llonry Campboll, W.
It. Uuiit, c. W. Fouehe, Ia A. Hlght.
(i. W. Howell, II. II. Howard, J. W.
I>oun, It. A. Pliurr, A. M. l<awson, S.
c. fuutrcll, J. W. Clayton, It. C.
Klmhrough, C. C. Woodurd.
This promises lo bo a very busy
term of the district court during
which lime a goodly number of caees
will lie disposed of.
There wus one plea of guilty In the
county court yesterday. The defendant
was charged with having written a
check, knowing that ho did not have
funds lu the bank, lie was given Ave
days lu Jail nnd a line of five dollars.
Permits to Pair.
The following marriage license
have been Issued by the county clerk
since May 1.1. 1915;
Miss Sadie Oreer and J. f<. I,eake.
Miss Mnu Kubanks and Chester D.
Miss Corlnno Wardlow and R. H.
Miss Nora Russell and It. K. I,ee-
Miss Willie T.vner and It. A. Smith.
Miss Minu Bui lew and Ed dray.
Irish potatoes per bu. ..
Mutton, sheep per cwt. .
Beef cattle per cwt
Hogs per cwt
$5 to $7.60
$3 to $5.50
$5 to $6.75
EN ROI TE FROM ORIENT.
E. H. Unburn nnd Wife Coining
Home I'riini Japan.
A card from Eugeno H. Raburn
luted at Yokohoma, Japan,
April 24, stales that "we are on our
way home. All well." Mr. Raburn
lias been a supervisor of education
for several years in tho Philippines.
He lived In McKlnney several years
prior to going to the Orient nnd, with
Will Cloyd, was one of the two first
mail carriers In McKlnney after free
city delivery was Instituted here.
Tax Assessor L. T. Day and wife are
rejoicing over the arrival of a bran
new daughter In their home. Mr.
Gay la one o four most popular coun-
ty officials and now is wearing an es>
tra bland smlls as hs greets his
Frlduy, May 14, 1915, Bowlby school
Closed ufter u most successful term.
This school has the distinction of
being the longest rural school taught
in Collin county this year. Mlsa Ada
Brown lias been the teacher. The
school closed wltli an all-day picnic.
Most of the parents cume early with
well-filled liuskets which was spread
under a tree and the happy mothers
and children did full Justice to tha
bountiful spreuil after which kodaking
wus enjoyed by all present. County
Supt. W. E. Voster, being away from
his offico on official business, could
not bo reached by telephone, which
was very much regretted.
Program of Escrclses.
Reading, "In Memory of Mother" —
Reading, "My Old Brown Coat and
"Which l.oved Mother Best"—Ad-
"If I Were You"—Joe Crutcher.
"Tho Shadows"—Myrtle Striplin.
Song, "Beautiful Isle"—Olah Smith,
Nora Striplin, Esthonu l<afollette,
Alice Snider, Roy Oreer.
"Ood's Love"—Minnie Crutcher.
"Mary's Little Lamb"—Bthel Lafol-
"The Cradle Roll"—Ncllls Lewis.
"A Little Bird"—-Ida Franklin.
"A Little Child"—Julia Lewis.
"Memories of Men"—Foster Crutch-
Song, "He is so Precious to Me"—•
Ollie Oreer, Minnie Crutcher, Foster
Crutcher, Myrtle Striplin, Julia Lewis.
"We Are Seven"—Nornh Striplin.
"One and One"—Ollle Oreer.
Hong, "Marching to Canaan"—By
Jessie Spencer gave a reading entU
"A Child"—Pauline Duncan.
Master Weldon Duncan, a visitor, In
a sweet, childish way recited "Mr
Little A llio and Alleen Crutcher,
twin girls of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
crutcher, delighted those present with
a short reading.
Lillian Duncan, a visitor, gave •
rending, "Bettio and the Bear," to th«
delight of every one present.
"Farewell to School"—Mary Crutoh*
Mr. Ed dray and Miss Mlna May
Ballew were married at the homt •(
the bride near Allen Sunday afternoon
at 4 o'clock. The groom Is a prom-
inent young farmer of near Parker,
while the bri<|e Is one of Collla coun-
ty's most popular teachers, hgvln#
taught the Parker echool this year
and 1s a most estimable young
Rev. J. Ben Snider o dciated.
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Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 20, 1915, newspaper, May 20, 1915; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth293228/m1/1/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.