The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 8, 1920 Page: 1 of 12
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February 1, 1M4)
M<'K1NMI:Y. COIiLIN IXU'MTY. Il \ \s. IHIKsDW J W N. l#„Mi
12 PAGES THIS WEI
ON ROAD BUILDINC
SUPREME COURT TAPS SOUNDS FOR
UPHOLDS WAR-TIME WYUE VETERAN
PROHIBITION ACT! OF CONFEDERACY
LIVESTOCK MEN TO
MEET TO PREPARE
FOR SPRING SALEi
Tin- Dally Courler-tlastette until Washington, Jan 6—The pruhlbl-
Weekly Democrat-< iaxette have rr-1""" enfor. • menl act, defining us ln-
Celved the following communication
from I. A Armstrong. now of Uikf-
ianil, Florida, but who for many y<-am
lived in llii- I'imi'mi drove communi-
13 inculed south of Alt Kinney, The
com munica lion full own.
If unyuur m)>• >u 1 <I ask you how long
It required to travel hy rail from Mc-
Kinney. Tex.is to l.akfland, Fla.. >ou
may kin (litt we left M> Kinney on
Monthly, - o# in ami arrived at
Lakeland 11 la p. in. of Thursday.
Ami that in about the minimum time
for hiicIi a trip ill them- days of traf-
tle contention and limited train serv-
Much of tile time the trains were1
toglcutlug uny beverage cii/tainlng
tme half >1 ' per cent oi mote of a' ,
t "hoi, v.as 'et i.'.reil i utistliii'amti! t >- |
ilay by t!i. Mil) < t ; io court n in
opinion o i v u- i. the oourt ill-l-lcd i|
I'rot clings brought l > laeob Itup '
pi rt oi New York to enjoin h-- iwv-1
ernuit'lil ii III 1>i o.illiilliiK t'l'i salo 'if,
^ 7.'i per t ut beer Were o'd :■ d liltf- '
Ituppcrt's case was brought undei
the war-time act. lie alleged tliut |
2.7u per cent beer wan iion-mloxicut • i
iiiK but 4hal the Volstead act by lim-
it.UK the alcholic content prohibited
the sale id' beer manufactured under
■ n gulatio is preHcrlbeU under the Lever
crowded und Home had to Htand— f,„„| <.omro| a,.t by President VVIIhoii.
more travel than accomtnotlatInns, I col,tnlnilltf -j.76 per cent of
Well, aft Ht.on ah we arrived in the| ult.ohol In lllegcl under the wartime
land of sunshine and tlowers. our; prohibition act, the Hiipreme court
mind ran back to old Collin In less decided.
time than it took to come down. A*, « «
hoi in as we sel foot on these good as-| llriMldfls Delivers Decree.
phalt roads, our mind ran swifter. Aiioclato Juatioe Brundels, who
still As the uuIoh daaheil by at a rendered the opinion of (he court,
fearful speed, In memory's eye we'snid the right of congress to suppress
could see t htiHe line a a 11 is of Collin dp liquor (raffle was not an Implied
county crawling along like a snail power, bill a power expre.'sly granted
through that black mud, ami often The court divided six lo three, Asso
"stuck." with the chaulTeur out on j cmte Justices Dny. Van Devanler und
lip- hunt of a team to pull out, and McKeynnlds dissenting.
we found ourself saying to ourself,
"We wish the gootl people of oltl Col-
lin had such roads as these."
We can't keep our mintl from dwell-
ing on the gootl roads that Collin
ought to have. We cant refrain from
devising (In our mind) ways und
means for having such roads.
If ii is a fact that you have no
I'nder the war emergency eon-
kim-hs h is a right to stop Immediately i
the sale of IlloXlcutlng liquor, the
Jnstlcc Mellt-ynoMs Ill .> dissentln-.r.
opinion iild that that the eighteenth
amendment had not yel (time into
effect and that the federal vi rnmenl
had no general power to prohibit the
suitable roadbuilding material In tho 1 manufacture and sale of liquor, .lus-
cnunty and you have to import it and tlce Melt, vnnlds took the position
then haul and distribute it on the roads
either the cos! will lie prohibitive or
else you won't bt> able to build as
much good roads as you should have.
ISut is It a fact that you haven't
Kot the material near at hand?
Before accepting the truth of that
proposition, we would have to he
After studying the matter of "good
roads for Collin" during the two
months we recently spent there, we
wish to go <in record with this propo-
sition, that It is our candid opinion
that Collin county has enough road
building material within her own con-
fines to make gootl roads for the whole
of the greut State of Texus and then
some. Did you get that proposition?
And did It sink In on you when you
did get It? A mighty strong propo-
sition to set up In the fuce of the fact
that through all the years that Col-
lin has been passing from a cattle
range to one of the most prosperous
agricultural counties of these United
States, her people have labored un-
der the Impression that Collin is one
county that Is unfortunate in having
no good road building material. But
haven't you heard of some men eking
<iut a mere existence on a poor, worn-
out farm, when Just a few feet below
the plow lay untold millions? Have
you not read the fable of the buck
that admired his tine branching ant-
lers, bue despised his slim,, homely
legs, but afterwards found that his
antlers were the cause of his denth
and his much-ilespiscd legs would
have saved him? It is our opinion that
the despised black waxy of Collin will
prove to be her good roads salvation.
You still don't see what we are driv-
ing at? Well, you digest this first. It
won't do to feed too heavy.
They told us while we were there
that one renson you have not built
gootl roads Is that there has been no
•me to take the lead In the matter.
If that he true, then It behooves the
county to select a special good roads
commission, made up of men of gootl
sound business Judgment, with tho
good of the county at heart, who will
see that every dollar of road funds
placed at their disposal Is woll spent,
and men who are willing to sacrifice
a year or two of their valuable time
to the good of the people of the coun-
If we were a multimillionaire and
wished to erect a lasting monument
to our memory, we would rather build
fifty miles of good road for Collin
county than chisel out an obelisk
reaching up to Ileaven of the finest
Italian marble. We would rather serve
on a commission thft built good roads
for Collin than have the honor of a
Foch thrust upon us.
There ought to be at lenst three
good men In the whole county who
would he willing to lead out and bear
aloft the good roads banner till tho
last pig-trail Is made passable.
f Until you get the matter shaped up
with a head to act and authority to
act and a will to act. It Is of little
use to talk about road building ma-
When you get those good roada all
over Collin wo want to come out and
see the difference between "before and
Tours for good roada and mora of
I. A. ARMSTRONG,
that the v.ar emergency nrid"r which,
national prohibition was made effect-
ive, have passed.
In deciding tin- New Orleans and
Baltimore-cases Justice Day, In a un-
animous opinion, held that the manu-
facture of beer containing 2 7ti per
cent alcohol was legal until
enactment of the Volstead act.
W A. Itlpps. H3 lens old. died '
Ills home at Wille ai 10 o'clock M<
day ii Ik lit, according to a uleplloi e
meti.--.igi to Toin \\ I'ciktns uf tli
c11> Tuesday uioi i■ 111-' All . I'erkin.
.is ii long - it mi friend of Mr Kip|>>
Ills ileulll wus due to tile lllfil lllltti
lb operated a blacksmith shop it;
Willi for mun> liars until u fc.i
> ears ugo when lie was forci d to n
ilu- from active pursuit*
lie was born in Sumner couni.i.
Tennessee, 111 September. J.S41. In
1 Kiiii he iv i i married lo hi., survlvli
willow and the> liied happily together
until his ilealh. -
lie was a member of the Last Fork
Masonic litidge for more tliaii 35 vein
When To.n \V. Perkins of ihis elt>
was a resident of Wylle, Mr. Rlpp.i
was treasurer til the Kust Kink lodg-
and Mr. I'crklns was secretary for
He served In the Confo It rate urinv
from Tennessee and proved u valiant
soldier for the Southern Confederacy,
lie was a conspicuous figure on tin
streets of Wylle. (if the vt rj hlglies-
Integrity, ruggedly honest and ever-
faithful In ti friend, no heller man
could have been found in that South
Collin town than W A. Hippy.
Funeral n rvlees were conduced nt
Wylle TiiimIii > afternoon at S'lM
MilrlnI \i is In Wylle ccniclerv under
lie was a member of the Methodist
church for many years nil consist
eiitly follow I'd the (i .ii'lilni's of (In
gri-tu Master of the I'nlvi r.--e, the or
ilinaiiei s of his church and the tenets
of his beloved fraternal order
Besides his widow he Is survived by
one daughter, Mrs Waller lianh-l. who
with her mother, lavished eiory ut-
tintion upon their husband and
fuller that loving hands could liesto*
To the surviving widow anil datigll-
er the writer who Is bereaved ns one
who has lost n true friend we tender
our deepest sympathy in thdi sad-
I'rolutbly the most important meet-
lim ilu- Collin t'mints Purebred live-
stock Association has ever held has
ERECT DERRICK EOR TEST
WELL AT WE5TMINSTEI
.: f IIS MS WEATHLH BULLETIN
' p> lighted lint) by W. T. Foster
been called h> the iM'csldclil, .las. !■'
Chen, for Saturday Juliuury tli, al 2
p. in. ill tho olllces^if the Mc Kin Ii
Itiisiiit-sH Men's Association over tin
I'opc Theatre, In fact the nieeling Is |
provided for in the constitution und
Ii) laws of the association, this being W.isbliiulon I' C
(ho regular meeting at which lime u.,v,.s w,n reuch >
I.Ulcers for the coining year will be j,> |„, |'(,
elecied, ahd the treasurer ami socre-11 j,i , s iiill
tary will make (ht'41 annual reports.
One of the most Important tilings
t-i come up at this meeting 111 adtli
1 Hon (o the election of otllcers and
other mutters, will be tho arrange-
ments unit pluns for the forihcomlug
spring sale lo be held 111 McKlliney
March 1' ami II by the Association and
It Is pointed out thut the members
should begin now to get their con-
signments to this sale
| It is understood that a very strict
1 1 lib- will apply to the sale this year
111 regard to putting in only tin- very
iicsi of stuff. Inferior stock of any
character, It ih understood, will not
lie accepted. The Association desires
sel a new record with tills sale
I n that reason will demand only Ihe
inli stulT as the members would he
• ■lad to I• 11 > 1 In msclvi-s and keep 111
In 11 own herds.
The sale I Ills spring Mill In- for two
ays and II Is likely 1I111I l«o auctlon-
' els will lie used instead of one, us
;i the last sale.
I'eisoiiH desiring to become 111 <> 111 -
hers aii- ret)misted to attend the meet-
ling Saturday. Those who Join Ihe As
s.ieiutlon now may make consignments
lo the spring sale.
13. I II
.Ian K. Wailii
1 lU'illl ici al .mil 1,
!'J and temper.1
rise on ail Ihe I '.11 ;Mi
11 ill cross cri'Sl ol It '1 Ii ■ |
close of Jan II. IT and J.t;
sections I., IN and lit; uteri-
in. glial lakes. middle (iilll
anil 2fi; eastern sections I I. LIU
. mm 11 11 ill
I 'n 1 11111.1
slim 1 11.11111
1 I lie I'. 11' 1111
itit; IIOWII-: ( ticxTV I AUM.
WANTS COIiMW NKWR
Rockwall Man W!io nought Valuable
Melissa Farm Land.
O. C. Ijong. a prominent Rockwall
huslnesa man and bnnk director, -who
recently purchased 176 acrea of land
Juat east of Mellnsa in this county,
say* that he wanta to keep In touch
with Collin county affaira and so en-
rolls with the Weekly Democrat-fla-
aette to he sent to Rockwall this en-
siling year. Mr. Ijong has rented his
175 acre farm nenr Melissa to his
nephew, R. A. lying, who ownr an ad-
Jolning place. R. A. long will run
nearly four hundred acres of good
farm land this year. Including bis own
farm and the 17R ncre place Just pur-
chased hy bis uncle.
VIKITINU MI-XIKKA FIUKNDK.
Miss Willie May Swindle <tf Dallas
(iiuwls of Mlsws Wallace, Bmhh'
Miss Willie May Swindle of Dallas
is visiting her friends. Misses Top Wal-
lace, Arhye Boone uml Will May Clay-
tionib, all of Melissa. where Miss
Swindle was reared and lived until
one year ago when her father, C. C.
Swindle, moved to Dallas. Misses Swin-
dle. Wallace and Boone were visitors
In McKlnney Saturday when Miss
Swindle took occasion to order the
Dally ('ourier-Oasette to he sent to
her regularly In the future at Dallas.
We^regrot to see such excellent peo-
ple as C. C. Swindle und family re-
move from the borders of our coun-
McKlNNKY COTTON MAN OOFS
TO NEW YORK Olf IIDMINRSS.
Dowell Nnylor of the Jim P. Powell
ootton firm of McKlnney, left Tuesdny
night for New York City nnd Falls
River, on business connected with his
Arm. Mr. Nnylor was formerly a cap-
tain In the American army nntl serv-
ed In France.
Thanks to W. I. Bradley of Farm-
eravtlle. Route 4. for hla auhacrlptlon
to tho Weekly Democrat-Gasette on*
A SOI.DIF.lt HOiV.
IMmar T. Turner Visiting Relatives
On llrief Furlough,
R. W. Turner, a tenant on the .T. P.
Crouch land nenr Kelly schoolhouse
was In the city Saturday accompnnled
hy his young IS-ycar-old son, Delinar
T. Turner, who l^n member of Co. O,
4!trd tTnlt"il States Infantry now locat-
ed at Camp I,ee, at Petersburg. Va.
Young Turner also served In the Nat-
ional Ounrd wllh a McKlnney com-
pnny prior to enlisting In the regular
army. He enlisted at Camp Bowie,
Texas, fFort Worth). He Is a fine
looking big youngstor of IS, weighing
TO MF.ITT FRIDAY
There will he n meeting Frldny, Jan.
9, 2 P. M In the lluslncss Mens of-
fice at th Pope Theatre of -ill farm-
ers who will grow onions thli year
for sale. This will (- n very Import-
ant meot'ng nnd every one Interested
should be present.
O. D. EVRRFTT.
DAfTOHTFR BORN TO RFNATOR
AND MRS. MORRIS SIH'.I'PARD
Washington. Jan. •.—A daughter
was Monday bom to ftenator and Mra.
Morris Sheppard of Texas.
Mrs J. J. Thompson Is In Martin,
the guest of her parents. Mr. and Mra.
J. J. Oallnher. Hlie was nccompanled as
far as Waco by Mlaa Rachel Thomp-
son. who was en route to Baylor Col-
Mrs. Jeff Stout of Altoga under-
went nn operation for appendicitis.
Her condition Is rcpi*-led to he serl-
THE LOCAL MARKET
WImi (lie Farmers Are llelag Paid for
Ttiair Product*—<:orre«t«d lo Da to.
Feedstuff and Grata.
(tats per bushel 70c
Corn Iri shuck pel- hu |1.10
Bran per ewt 12.80
Shorta per cwt — 11-00
Chops per cwt. .. . .'OI.UR
Wheat (government fixed prloea
per bu. (basis No. 2) $2 16
Alfalfa hay per ton . $22.00 to 127.00
Millet hay per ton tit to tit
Johnson grass hay per ton 112 to tM
Prairie hay per ton tit to tit
♦ ♦ ♦
Produce and ProtMons.
Macon, per pound 37c to 7tc
Butter per pound 60c
Creamery butter tOc
Chickens, fryers per pound 20c
Old roosters per lb 8c
liens per Ih 16c
Turkeys per lb 80c
Kggs per doson r>0c
Ijird per lb 86c to 40c
Irish potatoes per pound 4 3-4
Sweet Potatoes per pound 4c
♦ ♦ ♦
(logs prr cwt $11.25 to $13..
Beef cattle per cwt $4 to t7
Sheep per cwt 14 to tit
♦ ♦ ♦
Cotton per pound 26c to 35c
Cotton seed per ton $60
Cotton seed meal <4 per cent
Mixed hulls and meal cotton
seed per cwt. . . $1.96
Hulls per ton $16
PROHPIOIUH'K COl.tdN FARMF.R
tiood Cro|is And Kxeeileiit Pricc*
Please W. O. Hall.
W. O. Mall of near Prosper renews
for our paper. Mr. Bull made an ex-
cellent crop this year on his 160 acre
farm, lie inade thirty bales of cotton
ami about 60 bushels of corn to the
acre. He has some hlghgr.ide Jersey
cattle -which he prizes highly nnd one
highgrailc Holstein. Mr. Hall Is very
thankful for Ills excellent .ill round
crops this past year and for the gootl
prices which he received, lie Is a hust-
ling farmer nnd deserves all good
luck that my come Ills way.
WITH CIIKKVES BROS. A CO.
W. 11. Miller Aeeepta Position With
Dig McKlnney Store.
W. n. Miller, popular and well-
known McKlnney dry goods salesman,
has accepted a position with Cheeves
Bros. A Company In their McKlnney
store of which Ed H. Pettus it thu
able and efficient manager.
A Pretty Baby Daughter.
Prof, and Mra. Jerome H. Pneed
Jr aro rejoicing over the arrival of
a pretty little baby daughter. The
hippy father la superintendent of the
J. H. Hitchcock, well known feed
merchant of this city, aubecrlbea for
the Weekly Democrat-Gasette which
he sends to hla aon, Henry Hitchcock,
nt Dltul, New Mexico. Henry haa been
in that New Mexico town for tho paat
Mrs. W. M. Hynds of Pur.mt. Ok.,
is in MeKlnney visiting her daughter.
Mrs. J. H. Mcrrltt, 204 Tucker street
McKlnney K|H-Clulisl Hack From Kli-
Jo>uhlc Vim lit ion. t'oniblnisl Pleas-
ure anil Business.
Dr. K. L. Burton Is buck In his ofilce
ngnln after a ton day very liadly need-
ed vacation which t o rren'lv enjoyed
in hunting and also spending a part
of Ihe time on his farm of about 1,-
ontl acres In Howie county. Dr. Hur-
ton has some very fertile corn, cot-
ton und ulfiilfa land. He Is preparing
to sow loo acres of ulfalfn. He owns
u big farm tractor and Is opening up
all his laud to cultivation aa faat as
possible. Hla farm la located near Red
Kiver, hla railroad point being De-
Kalb. Dr. Burton la one of the moat
Hiicceeaful eye, ear, nose and throat
speclallats of North Texaa.
HONORKD OIiD OONFFDKRATK
H. H. Craver la A Charter Subscriber
Of Our Weekly Newspaper.
Our good old friend and subscriber,
11. H. Craver, of Clltnux called Mon-
day to renew his subscription to The
Week I f Demoerat-Oaxette for anoth-
er yenr. He Is a charter subscriber of
our wtekly. Mr. Crnver Is an ex-Cnn-
federt^e veteran who never fails to
attend the annual reunions at Mc-
Klnne each summer and Ihe big din-
ners frved by tho Daughters of the
r-onfe eracy nt Gen. K. W. Klrk-
pntrle's home. The county has no
bntterclfl-ten In it than H. H. Craver
He alVays meets you with a smile.
QI'H't SFIRVH K
BY IitM'AI, FIRM
ed a I
O. Harris m a prominent Mc
grain dealer. Mr. Harris own-
use and lot located on Fast
itreet which he desired to tlls-
so he called on the McKlnney
Company, listed the place for
I within 24 hours lie was in
posses on of the consideration named
m ens I and Boss Apple, hustling M
Klnne.tpainter and decorator, was the
new otner. Mr. Apple has already
been ofercd a nice profit on Ills in
vestmelt, but did not sell the proper-
Mr. (Harris told the Mi Kinney
Realty to. that he wanted quick scr-
vlce, ait he wns satisfied.
Tom V- Perkins hnndled the deal.
Verll>tlf you want to sell your farm
or city Iroperty, list It with the Mr
Kinney Realty Co. The yare hustlers
and wIIIhcII your proprty If It can In-
ami if«•. reaching vicinity ol' New •
foil ml i.i ml about Jan. 11>, 21 and l-'T
Storm naves will lid low about one
till) behind ivariii waves, cool waves
about title day behind storm wuvch
These ilisiitrbauces will ilomimite
tile Weather ol North America lioiil
near Jan. In to near Jan 27. Storm
forces will Increase ulioiil or soon al
(ei Inn IW and bi Jan. I .'i the slmiiis],
will In- well del eloped and ol greater |
Inleiisili in force 11 in ii usual. The1
und | Meek cenleriug mi .lull. IN will bring
greatest HtorniH. most hiiow or rain i
and greali-f.l exlremt-s in tempi ia
lure of all Ihe weeks ol .Itiiiuari
Near lull. IH a liigli I cni|ici a I n I c
Wine will cross mci'l Man I'D and a
told wale neai 22.
'I'lie other weeks of ,1
til ing moderate u i alhei
(Hill o| III). 111 o n 111 lllll III
lli-' (iiill ol Mexico and oi
slope , iiiiI lioin . 11 io 111 lo above inn
mill In 111111 i si i lions. Indications
lie l.lVoi.lllll lo good Cl'opll c;l | lli'l
lio Winter gi mi iliiriug this nionlli;
.ilso ( hoi.'I 'e to truck I'aiiiiiug in Itu
noil tin* i n lllll iiiles.
H i- are now In a new I lift day
iTopwcat her period llial ivlll coiillniie
lo end of May. Many new rentiers of
mi forecasts do not fully utiilersland
and I must repeat some of Ihe ex-
planations Whoever ihies not under-'
stand meridian 00 tan not gel best
results I'liim my I'orceaslH. Foster's
Weather Map. free to silliscrlhers of
this paper, will be sent on receipt of
I -colli stump, giving full explanations
of meridian oo. crest of Buckles, the
nine cropv/eather sections that covwr
The Stales anil t'anada; Vancouver,
where the stormu first come Into
telegraphic sight, the cotton uectlous,
grain sections. Pacific slope, gaps In
the Rockies where the rallroadn run
through thoiu and where moist at-
mosphere comes through the Itockl.-s
crest. Always address W. T. Foster,
162 1-2 North CapUol street, Wash-
ington, Ii. C.
I try to forecast the eastward drift
of the storms and the dates on which
they will b - «nosl severe, where tho
will-in waves, cool waves, storm
waves will he on certain dates. I can
not mention every potato patch on
the continent lull all readers who give
u little thought can unt|orstuiid when
I expect each weather feature, ns It
moves eastward, to reach their locall-
These forecasts are not perfect,
never will be, but they are valuable
and I challenge the weather giicsscrs
to it test of their guesses ugtiinst my
lists. It my forcuiistn are more
valuable than their guesses then my
work is worth many times more than
I uiii glad to receive ittlestlons and
suggestions from subscribers lo this
paper. I want them to become mem-
bers of the American Meteorological
Society In order that they may huvt-
belter opportunities to study weather
i|iiestlous and bring those <|iii-tttions
before their clttscns' organisations, of
which every reader of my work, men
and women, old anil young, should
become lueiiibi rs. < Hie dollar a year
will pay for meiilbei'sblp in the Am-
erican Metoorologh al Society, In-
cluding the Monthly Meteorological
Itu I l«-t III one yenr. I particularly rc-
ipiesl that all my readers assist In ex-
tending the circulation of the news-
papers thut publish my work. You
can assist yoi rselvcs. ouch other
the publishers of this paper by
V conti n t has Ill-en let by the I'll
lol i'reek oil ,x Has Company of Westl
iniiislci hu ilu- linking of a deep tcs|
tin ml al llial place.
I'ln del rick is now being erected
ami as soon as II Is uoiupletetl, whlel
will III 11111 > a few tla.is, and the mul
cliineii Initialled, drilling will hci|lu|
Phe Will will lie drilled al least
1100 feel, li> Brown .V Fuller of Wlcil-j
| lla l-'alls. The locution wus made bp
Mr. I. yons, li geoloKlst of Wlchlt
I l*'nlis, w ho spent several duys goltil
.over uml studying the formations in
land around Westminster, Hu found
| some very Interest lug territory urouuil
Westminster and chances for both oll|
and gaH there, according to hla ii
port, are very good. The hit will «u-
|counter three sands before tha Weill
j reaches 2,000 feet. The sands will bal
I reached at the following depths, ao-l
'cording to his statement: 750 to H5ol
I feel; 1,260 to 1,300 feet ami aroutldl
I 1,800 feel. The Ill's) suliil will put outl
|'a good allowing of oil, probably 100 [
barrels per day, but the third sand I
is ex peel ed lo put forth oil und gas |
n a buiidliuce.
This 11 niliiri m ound Wciftniinstor I
has been ilsited of In In by four of |
ihe Slate's most prouilneiil and well
known geologists. All reported i'uv-
"i ibh The last geologist, Mr. Lyons,
litis made more lliiill -00 lucutlolia
loi Iti own iV l-'uller, drlllei'H, uml nev-
ii litive iliej si ruck u duster. Mr,
l.ytiliH located the 'Pex-lloiiia wells III
ilie I lurk liuriiot t seel Ion, which wells
were drilled nnd brought In hy Itrowit
■V l-'uller. Thai Collin county Is con-
sidered by Mr. I.ynn ami llrown &
l-'uller as an exceedingly protulalng
wildcat territory if unythlug, a little
above the average.
MR. AM MRS. HARWELL
KNTIkTAIN Fill F.N DS Sl'NDAY.
Mr. and Mrs. Rd Harwell, who re-
side ulioul four miles south of Mc-
Klnney, ntcrtulned a number of
Mends Sitnlay nt a turkey dinner.
Itesldes tbufumlly. the following were
present: \\ B. Jackson und wife,
l-'runk Kei'V. wife uml son and daugh-
ter, Prof, ghlrley Taylor nnd wife,
Joe Rnlley nd wife. Jack Sportsman
The afteiioon was enjoyably spent
in kodaking and alnging. Kxcellent
piano mush: wus n part of the
MISS srsnftiF.DDY BfTTKO
TRRATRI>|N DAMiAN ROSPITAIi
Miss Susiet/iddy, popular McKln-
ney music tedhcr, who wns Injured In
Dallna during the Inat week of the
State Fklr Inallghtlng from nn In-
terurban car, s now In n Dallas aanl-
tnrium for trdtment. Miss l/>ddy was
Injured in aplk, hip and shoulder.
Frlenda any tl Injury to her spin*
has caused a krnlyxed enndltlon of
the Internal ojrnna. However. Mlsa
Ueddy la ffettln aion gas well aa could
he exported. ks T«eddv is a daugh-
ter of Mr. anifffra. O. Ix>ddy of thla
lowing above suggestions.
MOV I'M NHAlIt UN NIK.
Vines IVirtm-rly In Blisincse In
T. S. Vines of McKlnney has moved
to his farm near Bnnls, in Bills
county. He has lived In or near Mc-
Klnney for eight years und was In the
confectionery business In McKlnney
for four years, selling eut Inst Aug-
ust. After sidling his confectionery
business he wns In the renl estate
business In McKlnney for several
months. He has sold his McKJnney
property. Before leaving Mr. Vines
ordered the Weekly Democrut-Ou-
sette to visit hlin regularly with old
Collin county news. He leaves our
county with many regrela hut says he
Is going on to a good farm which ho
has bought near Hnnls and we wish
him the most of success In his farm-
NOW IN SESSION
County Court convened Monday.
Judge R. L Moulden went over the
civil docket and today he went over
the apparance docket. Judge Moulden
will aet hla docket which will be pub-
lished In a few daya.
The Commlaaionera' Court la meet-
ing In regular monthly session In
County Judge R. L Moulden'a office.
The rerular routine of hualnea lo
Well on lluglistoii Farm.
The well will be drilled on tho farm
of Hon. Wallace llughston of thia
city. This farm Is located Just west
of the town of WcstmliiHior and Is
known as the Phillips farm. The lo-
cation of tho well Is In tho west edge
of the oorporatu lluilis of Westmin-
lOarly settlers of lliut section, ac-
cording to a statement made by J.
M. Ktrby, cashier of the First State
Hunk at Westminster, who was here
Thursday, have long noticed Indica-
tions of both oil and gas on thia farm.
Th* oil Interesta were further aug-
mented some live yeara ago when a
deep well was being drilled at th*
cofton gin at that place. Wh*n th*
lilt reached a sand at a depth of
760 feet gas was encountered which
was of sufficient force to throw th*
water twenty feet above the surface
of the ground. Gas Is yet to be quit*
noticeable In this well. Tho water waa
so salty that it could not even be ua*d
In the boiler for ginning purpoa**.
Tho location of the well to be drlll*4
soon waa made on tho anticline a
short distance from the slnicllne wher*
the gin company's well waa drilled.
♦ ♦ ♦
Collin County Company.
The Pilot C. -ek Oil «i Gaa Com-
pany Is composed of Collin county
men, most of whom reside at Weat-
minuter. Tliore are ten members of
the company. The trustees are: J. M.
Klrhy, Clarence W. Smith and D. O.
Kuyketidall. This company lius ap-
proximately 10,000 acres of land neap
Westminster under lease. The com-
pany bus spent quite a bit of money
In having geologists go over ita hold-
ings, all of whom have made excel-
Mr. Klrhy Is also president of th*
Middle Liuster Oil Company at Wichi-
ta Falls, which company has produc-
ing wells. I* A. Sears of McKlnney
will In charge of the drilling of thla
.well at Westminster. Mr. Hears Is sec-
retary mill treasurer of the Middl*
Hunter oil Company.
Mr. Fuller of the llrm of Brown 4k
Fuller, would not agree to drill a well
ut Westminster until bis geologist,
Mr. Lyons, had gone over the terri-
tory and niutle the loaatlon.
The derrick Is ulmost complete and
drilling will begin us soon as the ma*
chlnery Is Installed. The people of
Collin county will keep a close watch
on this Westminster well. Thousand*
of acres of Collin county land ar*
now under lease by various compa-
nies—some home people, and some
who reside in other states.
This Westminster well will be th*
first test for oil nnd gas in Collin
county since the big oil boom startled
Texas und the world a little morat
thnn two years ngo.
♦ ♦ ♦
Geoltiglenl Reports Favorable.
For many years there hav* be*n
persons in Collin county who hatr*
contended that there was oil and gaa
underlying the county in paying quan-
tities. in drilling <eep water wells at
various pluces In the. county th* bit
encountered sands with good show-
ings of oil. Besides the surfec* Indi-
cations In Collin county th* geologi-
cal reports are very favorable that olt
und gas abound In paying quantities.
Geologists claim that where ther* ap-
pear structures or anticlines that !!t
ihdW i 'hat there are oil pools under
"ami «|lin county has several off
these Klines, which have boon
cause , by some tremendous disturb-
ances of the earth in the past. Oaa
of these anticlines 1s to be found at
Westminster, about 10 miles north-
east of McKlnney.
O. r. Andrews of Allison, Oklahc
sands n Iiis subscription renewal ti
The Wecklv Democrat-Clasette for
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Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 8, 1920, newspaper, January 8, 1920; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth293259/m1/1/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.