The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 5, 1920 Page: 14 of 16
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THE WEEKLY DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE, THURSDAY- AUGUST 5,1920.
The $6000 Texas
was owned and exhibited by this firm. We knew bim to be a great boar.
26 OF HIS DAUGHTERS
In Our Sale In
McKinney September 9
You'll like them too for they are the real sort. There will also be 1G other
great Gilts and tried sows.
Write for Catalog
Let us have your name and address. Its worth while to be on our mailing
ELM VALLEY STOCK FARM
PARVIN & CUNNINGHAM, Props, Prosper, Texas.
Auctioneers: Col. Green, Col. Miller and Col. Morton.
Jersey Auction !
October 28 th, 1920
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(Scene at Edmond Butler Jersey Auc on Sale, Mt. KIbco, N. Y., June 3rd.
and the cow which sold to F. W. Ay r for $15,000. Photo By Courtesy
American Jersey Cattle Club.)
Please bear in mind that on OCTOBER 28th. We will hold our first auction sale of
Jerseys in McKinney. Forty head of our very best will be sold. Twenty fine cows,
heavy in milk and twenty of the finest and choicest heifers you have ever soon in
Collin county. The Jerseys in this sale are strictly high class—to be compared with
those of the best herds in the south. We invite you to see them now and watch them
as they grow in quality and good looks between now and the date of our sale—Oo-
tober 28th. We want your name and address that we may send you one of our cata-
logs. Bear the date in mind and tell your friends about this big event.
PECAN GROVE DAIRY
SAM APPLE, Manager.
Mfeiabers Collin County Purebred Livestock Association, Texas Jersey Cattle Club,
jllin County Jersey Club.
'cOL. J. GREEN, Wolfe City, Texas, Auctioneer.
q MaY^, McKinney, Texas, Salesmanager.
IN LIVESTOCK REALMS
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS AMONG COLLIN COUNTY'S PI'K1VI KI.I>
Jess Donlhoo of near Princeton
was here Momluy on business. Me
raises red hogs. red chickens and
Jersey cuttle. He believes in more
stock on the farm.
H. F. McCormack of Hebron, Den-
ton County, was In McKinney Monday.
He had been over to the Parvln &
Cunningham farm looking at their
sale offering for the auction in Mc-
Kinney Sept. 9th. He says saw
some mighty good ones.
W. M. ( Jake) Gibson was here
from his furm near Melissa Monday.
He says that his hull calf of whicb
his $3,500 Jersey cow is the mother,
Is looking mighty good. Mr. Cihson
could sell this calf for a very fancy
price but he needs that kind In his
own herd. He Is one of the real
breeders of Texas.
it. M. (Milt) Chambers of tho
Chuinbersville community was in Mc-
Kinney on business. Milt says) ho
has a good looking red heifer calf,
sired by J, J. McDuin's fine Short
Horn bull, Liberty Bond. Milt has|
some other voung stuff in his herd of
Short Horns that look good. Ho is
also raising Duroc Jersey hogs.
Lon Alexander, lately of Childress
but now of Arlington, was a visitor in
McKinney Monday. He had been out
on the Parvin & Cunningham farm
near Prosper with John C. Haider-
man for couple of days. Mr. Alexan-
der sold a gilt at auction about a
NATION'S TAX BILL
Washington, July 27.—Tho Na-
tion's tax bill — *5.410,284,874—wa*
collected during tho fiscal year end-
ing June 30.
Official figures tonight showed
that the tax paid in tho last twelve
months had exceeded all estimates,
Congressional and official, by ap-
proximately $300,000,000 and WM
nearly 75 per cent larger than tho
total taxes paid In either of the war
years of 1918 or 1919.
Tho 1918 tax levy yielded $3,694,-
(>19,039 ar,d the taxes In 1919 aggre-
Collection of this record-breaking
assessment cost the overnment $29,-
750,000, or about J>5c for each $100.
Revenues derived from incoijie and
excess profits tuxes alone werp $3,-
944,555,737 for the twelve months,
which Is neurly $1,250,000,000 larger
than collections from the same
sources in either of the last two year*.
An increase for this year also was
shown in the receipts from miscellane-
ous taxes, which brought In $1,465,-
729,136. These taxes totalled $1,243,-
941,909 and $865,591,700 for 1919 and
New York State continued to muln-
tain its record of leading the Nation ,
a:i a lax payer. Its tax burden
amounted to $1,416.989',876. Of this
amount $1,135,097,4 03 came front j
the financial heart of America—tho.
Wall Street district.
The Chicago district paid all but
$40,315,758 of tho total Illinois taxes)
of $14 2^33,070. Next following Illi-
nois was Ohio with taxes of $372,-
319.548, and Massachusetts Willi
Total collections by States or by
groups nf States in cases where mors*
than one State comprised a district,
were announced and showed:
Akansas $1 2,233,877, Kansas $10..
630,1 94, Kentucky $47,793,022, Mis-
souri $118,609,325, Oklahoma $25,-
595,084 .Tennessee $86,138,127, Texas
$103,004,360, postofflc e sales of in-
ternal revenue stamps (eleven
year ago for three thousand dollars.
He is one of the leading hoB men of
John C. Halderman of Kansas C3t>
has been visiting on the Parvin
Cunningham Poland China farm in"*1
prosper for several duyu. Mr.
derman is an expert In the Poland
China business. He says that these
men are going to have a sale that
will make the people of the county Hit
up and take notice. The ctuality of
tho stuff they have In tho sale wilt
make It go and go good, so Mr. Hal-
derman and muny other hog m< n
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At the sale held by Wdmond Butler
at Mt. Klsco, N. Y., a new high price
was established for Jersey cows when
F. W. Ayer of Philadelphia, Pa., pur-
chased the three-year-old co>- Kern a
Oxford Triumph for $15,000. Sixty
animals were sold at this sale for a
total of $186,250, an average of $3,-
104, the second highest average evor
received ai a Jersey sale. Tho top
price of the sale was paid by C. F.
Sturbahn, Hartford, Conn., who paid
$23,000 for Gipsy Gamboge Uid, a
three-year-old grandson of Oxford
Majecty's Gipsy, grand champion of
the 1617 and 1918 National Dairy
Shows. Sybil's Gamboge, 3rd, u son of
Sybil's Gamboge, which was sold at
tho 1919 Butler sale for $65,000, was
sold to J. C. Baldwin, Mt. Klsco, N.
Y., for $13,000. L. V. Walk ley, South-
Ington, Conn., purchased the cow
Oreen Farm Sybil for $12,000
BRAVE SAM DAVIS, <X>N-
I IIDI'illATK StOlT, I'llAlSKD
J. M. Furr, who, with his sons, l.j
running tho big J. C. Rhea farm at
Rhea's Mill, ten miles northwest of
McKinney, states that It hud rained
very little on the Rhea farm when no
left at 10 o'clock today. His plows
were running when ho loft homo. Hi
says that cotton Is doing well at pres-
ent. Ho states that a good prairie huv
crop Is now ready to cut. on the Ithea
farm as soon as they can get to ^l.ono
of Mr. Kurr's share croppers, A. A.
Howard, lias 100 acres of as good cot-
ton us he ever saw. On July 2(1, Mi-.
Furr noticed that some of Mr. How-
ard's cotton was opening. Mr. Kurr
states that Mr. Howard's one hun-
dred acres of cotton is on land that
was broke deep last summer with the
intention of sowing it in wheat, hut
It was such a wet fall and winter that
he could not sow whoat. So It was
planted in cotton. Mr. Kurr states that
a heavy growth of weeds was plowed
under which he considers wns a ferti-
lizer. Eight or nine acres oflhls ground
was not broke till this spring. There is
a very noticeable contrast between the
cotton growing ou the fall broken land
ami the spring broken land. This is
not the first tlme_ that Mr. Kurr has
demonstrated that summer breaking
Is better for the next years cotton
crop. Cotton Invariably Is better when
planted on sand that was broken dur-
ing the summer of the preceding year.
Purity and healing power aro the
chief characteristics of Liquid lloro-
sonc. It mends lorn cut burned or
scalded flesh with wonderful prompt-
ness. Price 30c, 60c. and $1.20. Sold by
SMITH DRUG COMPANY.
I*rotly Baby Itauglitcr.
Mr. and Mrs. John Sears, who re-
side on North Tennciwoo street., ar«
rejoicing over the arrival of a pret-
ty little baby daughter. Mother and
bay are doing nicely. Mr. Sears Is
a conductor for the Texas Rleotrlo
Thanks to I>eun Tucker of this city
for a subscription to The Weekly
Democrat-Gazotte which he sends to
his grandfather, T. B. Young at No-
The following recently appeared in
u Temple newspaper and is reproduc-
ed by request because of Its pf-cultar
Interest at this time, to ex-Confeder-
ates and old settlers.
Miss Katie l'uffan.
Kind Friend: 1 certainly enjoyed
reudlng your story. "The Confederate
Soldier," which appeared In. the
Forum. I agree with you that the
Old South produced the loftiest typo
of manhood and the noblest type or
womanhood that the world has ever
known. Did any other country on
earth ever produce such a galaxy of
warriors and statesmen us Henry,
Jefferson, Washington, Madison
Jackson, Davis, Robert 10. Ix:e, Stone-
wall Jackson and Joseph K and Al-
bert Sydney Johnson? But tho spirit
of heroism was not confined to her
Illustrious leaders, for It dwelt among
her humble citizens as well.
Did any country ever produce a
nobler type of manhood than the Con-
federate scout, Sain Davis, who suf-
fered martyrdom on the scaffold at
Pulaski, Tenn., during the war be-
tween the states? As many of the ris-
ing generation have never heard of
that hero, I desire to give you a nhort
sketch of him, which you ma> use if
the sketch is acceptable.
When the old South called for de-
fenders, Sam Davis responded at once,
in the fall of 1863 ho was commis-
sioned to perform some very daring
scout duties and was captured by tho
federal troops. They found papers or*
him which contained very valuabh*
Information, and upon thut he was
tried before a court martial and sen-
tenced to lie hanged. He wan offered
his life and liberty If he would dis-
close the source of his Information,
but he went to his death rather than
betray a friend. Even after ho reach-
ed the scaffold they begged him to
give the name of his Informer and
live, but he replied: "If 1 had a thous-
and lives I would loso them all bo-
fore 1 would betray my friend or Uie,
confidence of my Informer." 1 have
written the following crude pouin,
which I Imagine, substantially, ex-
presses the thoughts of the hero us
in- marched to Ibv scaffold:
oh, come young man and go with mo,
As I mount yon scaffold high,
While others «tu light you how to live,
I'll show you how to die.
My life is sweet and dear to mo,
Mot my word I'll never break,
I'll pass through the vale of death,
For truth and honor's sake.
Yes, I know the flesh Is weak,
I tut my heart Is strong and brave,
And I'll defy the sting id' death,
For I do not fear the grave.
When tomorrow's sun shaH shine on
I will be beneath the soil,
My body will return to dust,
My soul will return to God.
Ye men of otirth can take my life,
This life that heaven gave,
My immortal soul you cannot take,
It will llvo beyond the grave.
Farewell, my friends, and loved ones
T pray not weep for me,
I give my life to my Sunny South,
And my native Tennessee.
You inav never see my face again,
Still worth thy love you'll find rne,
Dishonor's breath shall never stain
The name I leave behind me.
The hero died, but his memory lives.
Standing upon that scaffold, clad In
his ragged suit of Confederate gray,
surrounded by ten thousand armed
foes, but still undaunted and calmly
offering up his life to save his honor
and the life of a friend, ho prosonte
to my mind a grander picture than all
tho pomp and splendor of any royal
king that e-er wore a crown.
T. C. ANDREWS.
(Wo agree with you. The young
scout Sam Davis, In his hero's death,
presents to the heart a "grander plc-
ture than all the pomp and splendor
of any royal king that ever wore a
crown." We are glad to havo tho
sketch and your pretty verse. All
honor, love and prni * to Sam Davis,
the brave Confederate boy scout who
would not betray • friend, nnd who
Will Be Offered* Y
J. J. McLain
Those four sens&fionj
al Scissors gilts gjp
the sale and lot
other good ones gj
with them! PflSlnel
the best offering
have ever made.
Write For Gatalol
J. J. McLai
knew what it men
nt to bo a •oldlor I®®"®]
K. I). )
When you feel dull, a< l4ty
sleepy and want t<> stretch frOQuonl J"
ly. you tip,- i,,r ;tii attack ■ 11
malaria. Take Herblne at once. J'" '[
cures malaria and elillls and put i * ll
system In order. Price, 60c. Sold *ly
SMITH DRUG COMPANY.
Neallicry Out. Again.
Hon. Ham Neathery, woll knoA*j
McKinney attorney and former Cou4 I
11 Attorney at Collin county, who I tsolj
i" . ii confined to his home foi^the pnik i|
several days as a result of a oarbumi m«l
"ii his neck, Is able tfl bo back In li «o 1
office. His friends \llll be glud .
•earn of his Improved condition. M ""\\,
Neathery was nominated chalrnuboinb
of tho Collin County Democrifto •*,r'|
ecutlve Committee In Saturday's pi®M'°
mary. « to
• In 11
Takes Traveling Job. *
Sam Marshall, formerly shlppl^®1*®'
clork for lllair-Hughes |n this oil
has accepted a position ue travel!
representative for till* bin concern
succeed K. Collier who will inovo
Dr. C. O. Comogys. neMe *U
president of the First National Ba
and prominent In business olc&h* ,
McKinney, has returned from a bu-1
new trip to point* In Alabama a'
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Perkins, Tom W. & Wilson, Walter B. The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 5, 1920, newspaper, August 5, 1920; McKinney, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth293269/m1/14/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Collin County Genealogical Society.