The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 27, 1915 Page: 1 of 12
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TlllHTY.8ECONl> VCAH (LMabllabetl February 7, 1M4).
McKINXKY, COLLIN COUNTY, TI N I Hi lts|>W M.W 27. IVI.V
ONE DOLLAR PKK YKAIt
12 PAGES THIS WIKX
MIS. J. P.
The wi l« circle of friends of the
family were shocU< l anil deeply
grieved to learn of tile suddcu death
of Mrs. J. 1'. Crouch, which occurred
at her home on South Tennessee
stree' Saturday morning at 11!: 35
For the past year Mrs. Crouch hud
not lieta enjoying the very best of
health, but of late seemed to be
doing better than usual. She took a
smothering spell early that morning
and died within u very short time af-
terwards. About a year ugo win n she
stepped out on the front porch of her
home to receive some pres. nts from
friends, she slipped and fell on the
steps and since that time has not en-
joyed good health. Asthma, however,
was the Immediate cause of her
She Is survived by her husband, J.
IV Crouch, and two children, Joe
Crouch of Frisco and Mrs. l)r. A. T.
Bryant of MeKlnney. eight grand-
children, one sifitcr. Mrs. Ma hula
Wright of Khorton, Mo., and two
brothers, Wesley Smith of Khcrton,
Mo., and Lafayette Smith of Ollmer,
Texas. She wus the mother of the
hvto L. W. Crouch of MeKlnney. She
was a member of a family of twelve
children, only three of whom survive,
as above given.
Mary Kllzabeth Smith was born In
.Springfield, Mo., seventy-four years
ago, and came to Texas wl'.h her sis-
ter, Mrs. lain West, in I8G2. Her
parents died when she was only a
child, and she was reared by her
sister with whom she ctimo to this
state. They settled at Pilot Point
but. in only a short time came to Mc-
Klnnty where, she had since made Iter
home. She was married to Isaac
Crouch in isuo, who died In 1 879, and
•a few years afterwards she was mar-
ried to J. I'. Crouch. She was a mem-
ber of the First Baptist church of
M< Kinney and was a charter member
of the Kcbekuh Lodge of this city.
Funeral services were conducted
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the
First Baptist church- by her pastor.
In-. E. K. King, and burial followed
in Pecan Clrove cemetery.
A large number of people were In
attendance from out of MeKlnney,
among them being J. H. Franklin,
Superintendent of the Texas Baptist
Memorial Sanitarium iu Dallas, of
which J. P. Crouch Is a director, and
many others front Ft. Worth and
other cities. The llorul offerings
were very beautiful nnd profuse. In-
terment followed In Pecan Grove
Cemetery. The active pall bearers
were a* follows: T. J. Cloyd, L. J.
Truett, Mate Bamett, T. A. Parrls, It.
CI. Love and I* C. Clifton, they being
senior dencons in the First Baptist
church. The honorary pall bear-
ers were the following Junior dea-
cons of the church: Jesse M. Foster,
A- Q. Speck, Albert H. Planck, Oeo.
T. Cobb, Silas E. Walker. Other hon-
orary pall bearers were J. S. Dowell
and J. R. Herndon.
She was a consistent Christian char-
acter and during her long residence
in MeKlnney had endeared herself t*
many who are grieved to learn of her
The editors of these papers togeth-
er with the friends Join in extending
condolence to the bereaved ones.
Held Monday Night nt First Methodist
Church by Presiding F.liler.
Ttov. C. W. Dennis, presiding Elder
of the MeKlnney District, hold second
quarterly conference Monday night at
the First Methodist church. Pontine
business wns transacted. Wallace
Hughston was elected to a vacancy
in the Board of Trustees.
The pastor Rev. Clyde A. T.ontr,
and the leaders of his Sunday School
and Epworth League, made their
quarterly reports. The attendance of
officials was good. Rev. I.onir and his
people will commence a scrlc« of re-
vival meetings at that church Sunday
AUTO TRIP TO fiAKI.AND.
MeKlnney ami Piano Preacher* At-
tend District Conference There.
Rev. F. O. Miller and little grand-
son, Bert Miller; Rev. C. W. Dennis
and little daughter, Eunice, all went
to Oarland Tuesday to attend the
Terrell District Conference. They
went In Rev. Miller's auto. Rev. T. N.
Weeks also accompanied from Piano.
Rev. Miller presented his cause, that
of providing homes for old preachers
and the widows and orphans of de-
K. of IN. HccHve Two Application*.
THE COURT HOUSE
The Jury in the case of J. R. Bandy
vs. H. & T. C. Ry. Co., returned a
verdict Thursday allowing Bandy
$1,4 50.00 for personal injuries.
The (Irand Jury returned two In
dicltnents against Jess Rich, charg-
ing him with assault to murder in
two cases. He was taken before Dis-
trict Judge (iarPett and his bond set
at $1000.00 In each case.
A special venire of one hundred
men has been ordered for the Uul>0
I 'row del' case which is called for
June lli. Crowder Is charged with
A special venire of one hundred
men has been ordered for the Jewell
Foster case which ix called for June
Jesso Rich, against whom the
grand Jury returned Indictments for
assault to murder IU two cases, and
whose bond was set at J1U00 In each
case, made bond Friday und was
In the case of It. I>. (increase vs
M. K. A T. Ry. Co. for personal In-
juries tho Jury returned a verdict
just before noon Saturday, allowing
Mr. (illcreaae $8,000. This Is the sec-
ond time this case has been tried. The
Jury was discharged about noon.
City Marshul J. S. MeKlnney and
Special Oltlcer W. A. Kerby, arrested
u negro Saturday against whom a
charge of aggravated assault has
been made. They also made two ar-
rests Hunduy for vagrancy.
Two divorces were granted by
Judge Ournett Saturday afternoon, as
Minnie Jones (col.) vs. Jim Jones
(col.), divorce granted.
Mattle linpson vs. \V. C. Impson, di-
Arr«-ttlcd for Horse Theft.
Sheriff Albert Md'uuley Monday ar-
rested a young man named Chiirllf
Miller, on a charge of horse theft. He
was pluccd In Jail.
W. H. Butts vs. Collin County et al
to try title M well as for damages.
Exparte Bob Rut ledge, defaulting
as u juror.
R. M. Tapley et al vs. J. T. Cleo
und S. M. Oee, suit for partition.
Hw liulictinellt* Returned.
Tho Orand Jury returned to tho
Court Tuesday afternoon, five felony
Pleas of Guilty.
John Green plead guilty to a
charge of theft and was fined $20
and cost, and sentenced to 20 days In
Earnest Jackson [dead guilty to n
charge of theft, and was fined $20
und sentenced to 20 days In Jail.
Luther Skelton plead guilty to a
charge of assault and was filled $5.00
In tht case of Collin County Grain
Co. vs. St. L. fk S. W. Ry. Co., suit for
damnges to shipment of car of corn,
a judgment was rendered In favor
The case of E. B. Doggett vs. O. O.
Graves, suit on account was dismiss-
M. C. Bacon vs. Lang Floral A
Seed Co., suit on contract.
F. A. Co perl on vs. Collin County
National Bunk, garnishment.
M'KINNEY REHLTY COMPANY
MIKES DIE HI ESTATE DEAL
THE M'KINNEY MARKET REPORT
Fee* 1st nil and
Corn In shuck per bu
Outs per bu
Itrun, per cwt
Shorts, per cwt
Chops per cwt
Wheat per bu
Oats baled per ton ..
Alfalfa huy per ton ..
Millet hay per ton ..
Johnson grass hay per
Prairie hay per ton ..
Bermuda hay per ton
PHmo per ton
Prime Cotton Heed ..
.. .. 95c to $1
.... 60c to 6Gc
... $9 to $10
.. $13 to $18
.. .. $8 to $10
ton $• to 97.50
. ... «t to $10
... $1 to $10
At the meetjng of Defiance Lodge
No. 28* Knights of Pythias, Tuesday
nlglit, two applications wete received
for membership. Degree work In the
second rank was given to one candi-
Produce and Provision*.
Flour per cwt $a.ti."> to $4.10
Bacon per lb He to 85c
Butter per lb.../.... 12 l-2c to 16c
Creamery butter Mo
Chickens, fryers per lb 20c
Chickens, old hena per lb. to
Old roosters per dos. 99.00
Turkeys per lb 12c
Eggs per doc. 13c to 15c
I,ard per lb 10 to 12 l-2c
Irish potatoes per bu 91-00
, V.lve Stock.
Mutton, sheep per cwt. .. $.'• to $7.50
Beef cattle per cwt $3 to $5.50
Hogs per cwt $5 to $6.75
One of the largest real estate
ileal* etcr coiimiiiiiiuiIciI ill Col-
lin county was made Tucstluy by
the MeKlnney Realty Co., A.
M. Hill, nuiiiuger. wlicn lliin
hustling real estate linn sold the
farm ol' Mr. ,1. II. I.. C. English,
(•onsloling of H.'tii acres «>r line
blai'k land, near the town ol tV-
IIiiii. iu llie western purl of the
county, to II. T. Jones of Itoyse
4 lly. who buys the pro|M*riy us
n Investment. The consideration
w as noil |n-r acre, Mr. Jones
trading Iu some uinnI nulla* rev-'
ciiue lieoriiig property, llie same
heillg two handsome buildings
and two lots located on llie cor-
ner id Worth and Haskell
streels, Dallas, also a line house
and lot iu Sotilli I tall as. The two
deals ainonni to over Mo.utiu.
Mr. Iliiglish hail owned Hie tarin
lie -.old lor inotv than a quarter ol'
a century, and lias seen it en-
hance in value from uliout live
dollar.- |M-r acre lo lis present
price, and tlie high water mark
• ins not yet been reached, us
this turm, like nil other Collin
county lauds, mi- steadily grow-
ing Iu |trice, and will never again
""II at llie iigurivs now prctuil-
Mr. V M. ( \rmp) Hill, iiuiiiu-
-ol' the MeKlnney Realty
• oiiipauy. is to lie conurnt libit-
"d on xcclleiit tact with
which he handled tills deal. Itut
\rmp Hill is a hustler und
SOME GOOD WHEAT
DID Ml LEI
J. ft. Herndon, one of our best
known farmers, showed us some
wheat and barley heads Tuesday
evening that grew on Ills farm nine
miles west of MeKlnney. Some of the
wheat was of the smooth head and
some were bearded. The same can
bo said of the barley. Mr. Herndon
says that Ills wheat looks us good us
It did a few yearn ago when it made
a yield of thirty-two bushels pe
acre. Ills smooth headed wheat Is
beginning to ripen and If no more
rain falls some wheat will be ready
lo cut next week. Mr. Herndon Is
partial to smooth head wheal. The
straw is stlffer and stand# up better
and it nearly ulwuys heats bearded
wheal In the yield for him. Ills bar
ley Is exceptionally good this year. He
thinks It will be ready to harvest be
fore his wheut und will yield around
50 bushels per acre. It Is spring
sown barley, too,
CHIEF JUSTICE TOM
BOOH IS OEM
FOSTER'S WEATHER BULLETIN
Copyrighted 1915 by W. T. foster.
J. W. (Wess) Kerby of Blue Orovc,
("lay county, accompanied by bis little
son, J. D.. Is here, greeting his mnnv
friends nnd numerous relatives. Me
was born und reared here, belnr a son
of Mr. and Mrs. Buck Kerby of the
Lucas community. Wcm will return
home In a few dnye, taklnir Ids moth-
er and father w||li him. Ho says that
crops In Ids section are fine, they hnv-
Ing had a very heavy ruin Jus! before
Jim Osburn of Melissa, was In Me-
Klnney Tuesday afternoon.
BACK I IIOM <1AINKNVII<I<K.
Nam II. Fo« Attended Annnnl Kctinloii
of Old Comrades There.
S. II. Pox, a MeKlnney veteran of
tin- Lost Cause, has returned home
from OalnesvHIe where he attended
the annual reunion of the few surviv-
ing comrades of his command, ('apt.
S. V. I.ttsk, of Lewlsvllle, nnd ,1. M.
Fox, a brother, of McOregor, stopped
otT In MeKlnney to visit a day or two
with him. Capt. R D. White nnd
wife, of OalnesvHIe, were llie host and
hostess of this band of old heroes nt
their reunion May 21, and dispensed
a royal hospitality to each one of
them. A great time was enjoyed by
all of them
Washington D. C. May 27,—Lust
bulletin gave forecasts of disturbances
to cross continent May 22 to Juno 1
and June 1 to 5, warm waves May 2
to 31 and June 1 to 4, cool waves May
30 to June 3 and June 3 to 7. First
part of tills period will be unusually
warm and lust unusually cool, with
light frosts further south than usual
for the season.
Next disturbance will reach Pacific
const, about June 5, cross Pacific
slope by close of tl, great central val-
leys 7 to 9, eastern sections 10. Warm
wave will cross Pacific slope about
Muy 5, great central valleys 7, eastern
sections 9. Cool wuve will cross Paci-
fic slope ubout Muy 8, grout centrul
valleys 10, eastern sections 12.
One of the mont Important periods
of recent years, iu weather events has
been calculated to cover Juno 1 to 12
and again we urge all to be on tin
alert. Al this time It. Is beyond tin
power of astronomical mathematics to
more than give a rough estimate of
the time, place and force, where and
when the great and angry forces of
nature will strike, but surely on or
near the North and South American
continents between 40 degrees of
south lutltude and 40 degree north
latitude, within tho time covered by
und between June 1 and 12.
Oreut danger from floods Is Indlcul
cd by our calculation nnd the south
ern states seem to lie in tho most
threatened section. We advise thai
precautions be taken, particularly In
the states of North, South and Cen-
tral'America that border on the Oulf
of Mexico and the Caribbean sea Of
course the floods will not cover all
those states but as we can not more
definitely locate then and as they ar<
expected lo be caused by very exces-
sive and concentrated rains the only
safety, as wo see It, Is for all to be
Altho hurrleunos are most probable
In Anstrnllu, the Knst Indies, the Phi-
lippines, southern China and Japan I
to 12, the forces wfll be so great thnt
careful watch should be kept for bur
tleanes on the Oulf of Mexico and the
Our general calculations of crop
weather may be broken up by that
great storm period and we would not
be surprised If the drouth In the mid-
dle northwest should be relieved by L
There Is some renson for believing
that the greatest of those storms will
occur In Hruxll anil Argentina but we
advise the people of the great central
valleys, near and south of latitude 40,
to be on guard for tornudoes.
At this writing - May 17 - our re-
cent forecasts seem to be almost per-
fectly fulfilled and this confirms our
belief that the unusual warnings wo
are giving nhout June 1 to 12 will be
Justified by coming weather events.
We are thoroughly convinced that
all weather events. Including crop-
weut her. could be much more correct-
ly forecasted, with much greater de-
tail, If we had the money to pay for
the very hihorlous anil expensive
work. We are doing our best with
the means at our command.
P. B. Mugg of Weston, one of our
old subscribers nnd a friend wo ap-
preciate, sends us renewal of his sub-
scription to The Democrat-Oaiette
The news of tho
of tiller Justice
was flashed over
caused a pang of
Tom .' Itrown
tlie state and
to swoop over MeKlnney whore ho
lived a number of years nnd was
held in the highest esteem by all of
our older citizens and younger ones
too. Judge Brown had been in a
feeble stato of health for sonio
months, but the seriousness of his
condition was not fully realised by
his friends here. Therefore, the an-
il iiineomont of the news of Ids death
came as a shock to all. lie hud boon
at (ireenvllle some tlmo being treat-
ed. He was In bis seventy-nluelh
year Funeral arrangements have
not been yet announced, but Ills bur-
ial will probably take place In Sher-
Judge Brown often visited his
brother-in-law, Ben T. F.stos, in Mo-
Kinney. The deceased was a vener-
able looking person of commanding
presence and was known to most of
m m •
Captain T. J. Brown was born In
Jusper county, Oeorglu. July 24.
183V. He comes of southern parent-
age and English ancestry. His fath-
er, Lrwln Brown, was a native of
North Carolina, and his mother, Ma-
tilda (Burdett) Brown, a native of
South Carolina. Krwin Brown moved
to Georgia in 1820, and there lie met
and married Miss Burdett. lie moved
to Texas in 184«, settling in Washing-
ton county, where tho subject of tills
sketch spent bis youth, attending the
common schools of tho count', and
working on the farm, until he reach-
ed maturity. He then read law, at-
tended lectures at Bailey University,
and graduated In 1858. He located
and began the practice of law at Me-
Klnney. the same year. In August,
1859, he married Miss Louise Kstes,
daughter of Klishu Kstes, of Ken-
tucky. Captain Brown pursued the
practice of law in MeKlnney until
the breaking out of the Civil war,
when he raised a company of volun-
teers .which was mustered Into the
service of t lie i 'onfedcracy as Com-
pany B, Twenty-Fourth Texas Cav-
alry. He served In the army of the
trans-Mississippi and at the surrender
returned to MeKlnney, where ho re-
sumed the practice of his profession,
following it successfully up lo 1872
With the udveut of the Houston und
Texas Central ltullroud ,he decided
that Sherman would offer him a bet
tor field for the pructlce of his pro
fcsslon and he accordingly moved to
that place in tho year 1872, where
lie was prominently Identified with
every Interest of the city and county
during liis residence there.
Itcsiilcnco in MeKlnney.
Judge Brown made MeKlnney his
home for thirteen years. His first
law partnership here was with Judge
Breedlovc; then Throckmorton A
Brown, his partner being (Jov. J. W,
Throckmorton. I<uter Col. R. De-
Aruiond Joined the law firm which
wns known us Throckmorton, Brown
A DoArmond. This was considered
as umong the very strongest law
partnerships In Texas . Judge Brown
served one term In the state legisla-
ture, being elected about 1862. But
his Inclination did not lead hiin Into
politics and he devotedly followed his
luw profession. In which lie uttnined
the highest eminence.
Gov. Hogg appointed him to the
judgeship of this district, later ap-
pointing him to the Court of Civil
Appeals. Then he became Associate
lust Ice of the Supreme Court and
later Chief Justice of the Supremo
ourt of Texas. Ho was a profound
lawyer. Ills Judicial temperament
and ruggedly honest character ren-
dered him one of the most honored
and respected cltlsens of the state. Ho
reached tho highest honor In the
gift of the people of the state In the
Judiciary and he could, with little
loubt, have been chosen governor of
he stato If his ambition had rt.n In
hut direction nnd he had encouraged
he advocacy of his candidacy which
was often sought.
His wife died In Austin and Is
burled In Sherman. He was the fath-
er of the following children: Krvln, a
boy who died In MeKlnney: Mary,
who married Kugone Crnycroft of
Sherman. I.uIb. who married Dr.
Orlwsnrd of Sherman. She Is dead,
Rome, via Paris, May 24.—Italy is at war with Austria-
Hungary. With the issuance of the general mobilisation order,
the Italian Government issued a proclamation declaring war
on Austria, which officially begins today.
Prior to this and after a lengthy consultation, the Minister*
of War and Marine proclaimed all the provinces bordering' on
Austria and the islands and coast towns of the Adriatic in a
state of war, which was equivalent to the establishment of mar-
tial law, the step usually preceding the formal declaration.
Although drastic action has been looked for momentarily,
Italians of all classes have been electrified by the swiftly moving
events. Early yesterday morning great crowds gathered
around the Quirinal to await the Ministers who oalled on the
King for the purpose of discussing the situation and signing
When Premier Salandra and Signor Sonnino, the Foreign
Minister, left the palace, the people cheered them enthusiasti-
cally. General Zueppeli, Minister of War, and Vice Admiral
Viale, Minister of Marine, remained with the King for a con-
siderable time after the others left, and later they had a con-
ference with Lieutenant General Cadorna, chief of staff, and
Vice Admiral Phaon Di Revel, chief of the naval staff.
When the first blow will be struck can not be foretold, but
after many months of preparation the army, whioh has been
greatly strengthened, and the navy, are ready. Exceedingly
strong foroes are in position all along the Austro-Italian fron-
tier, on the Austrian side of whioh feverish preparations have
been going on the last few days to make the fortifications as
strong as possible and to clear the way for effective artillery
action. * ■••• > <
The German Ambassador, Prince von Buelow, and th«
Austrian Ambassador, Baron von Macohio, who was given his
passport at 3:30 o'olook yesterday afternoon, an still in Boms,
so far as is known. They have waited to the last, doubtless in
the hope that some way might be found to prevent a clash of
arms. They will be given safe conduct when they leave, and
so far as Germans and Austrians resident in Italy are concern-
ed, every effort has been made to see them safely out of the
On the other hand, most alarming reports have been re-
ceived from the Italian border towns that Italian residents
in the Austrian Tyrol are experiencing great difficulty in re-
turning to Italy and in many cases have been isolated under
From Germany come reports that considerable resentment
is felt in official quarters there against what is alleged to be
the obstinacy of the Austrian diplomacy responsible for the
failure of the negotiations with Italy initiated by Prince von
Buelow, the German Ambassador. The suggestion had been
made that Austria should be left alone to fight Italy, but pledges
taken by the German general staff and by the German Em-
peror personally with Emperor Francis Joseph, resulted in the
triumph of those advocating Austro-German solidarity even in
a new war against Italy. *|
IIILlf GILLS 01 HER SODS 11 OLD
m TO ML1T10 HER COLORS
New York, May 2t.—A call to all ItaJlau cltlsens and American cttlaens
of Italian birth between the uges of nineteen and twenty-nine Inclualvb, t®
enroll here for service In tho Ituliun army was published here today la tk
Ituliun newspapers. It was signed by (J. Kara Corn I, Italian consul general.
Tho military law of Italy holds that all men of Italian birth In this country
are subject to cnll for service In the army regardless of whether they have
nken out citlxcnshlp papers In the United States. Penalty for refusal to obey
the call Is Imprisonment In tho event of a later return to Itnly It was mm-
timated that there are 18K.000 Italians of military age In this city, mo
four thousand already have en rolled.
but has one son, Brown Orlr.surd, now
living at Cellna. Km ma, married I
Chapman, of Sherman. Annie, mar-
ried Mr. M.vrlck of Austin. She Is a
widow and still resides at Austin.
Lllllo, who married Harry Blocker of
Wolf City. She now lives in Dallas
with her husband. Another child died
In tnfuncy In MeKlnney.
One brother Major K. F. Brown of
Sherman, also survives.
Around Blue lllue Kiilge—Wheat Had
too Much Italn.
Jim Burnett, of Blue Bidge, has
moved to MeKlnney nnd accepted a
position In Clone Martin's barber
shop. T .A. rruett nnd Henry Stew-
art moved his family over Tuesday.
Mr. Pruett was a guest Tuesday night
at the home of his son, W. W. Pruett,
on North Church street. W# receiv-
ed a pleasant cnll from Mr. Pruett
today. He reports more rain In the
Blue Bldge country than around Me-
Klnney. He says onts are good, but
whent Is not so good on account of
too much wet weather. A ,
WIND AND HAIL
At Parvln Did
H. M. Pnrvln, of this city, report*
some hall and wind damage at hie
ranch at Tnrvln Friday. 8ome cotton
has to be planted over. Mr. Panrla
had a silo and a sheep shed to be
blown down. Some grain wag dam-
aged. Mr. Parvln thinks blc wheat
won't make more than a halt crop.
But his oats are good. The epHng
was too wet for wheat to do well la
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