The Weekly Democrat-Gazette (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 7, 1918 Page: 1 of 16
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McKINNFY, IOI.M.N COINTY, TEAK, Till K^DAY, MARCH, 7, HUH.
16 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS THIS WEEK
Tho Alia school. located ul Itosc-
tand, In tin? northwest part of Collin
county, Iiils definitely come 1111«> pos-
session of llll endowment flllld, III*'
wtluo of which is ♦! 75,i>00.00, which
establishes Its pre-ciillncnoe an the
most riohly endowed rural school in
i'ollln county, if not In the state or
To*ao. This important and pre-
eminent diminution comes to this
school us the result of a derision ron-
dcrod by the United Stales Supreme
coiitt on the 4th day of Mareli, I tfi K,
wnlch court of last resort affirmed the
ilidgtllcnt 111 I'uvor of the trustees
named in the Joint will of the lali
Mote.. Hubbard and Ills wife, the late
Mary Jane Hubbard, who executed the
will on January 6, IN97. This Joint
will do. it-oil their entire estate to J
H. 1«. Knglloh, l>r. H. Spencer
I lan IV Kngllsh. f. S flnlcy and the
' 'ounty superintendent of I'ublli
Schools for Collin county, who, as
Irustef'.-i Were given the power to use
the pro. cods of the extensive property
I hey owned for the bellellt ol the Alia
M-ltno*. established by I r Hubbard.
1 )r lltibb.rd and liis wife Heltled In
the Rosolunil eonimunlty soon alter
i lie elose of t'lie late «*i\il war and
were union*! lis most wldoly and
highly respected old ciluseiis. They
cmlgiatcd io that section from Mis-
Pivsciil Trustees of fund.
Tllu picsunt trustees ot the school
are County Superlnli lideill VV. S.
Smith, j. h d KiikIIhIi. J Thomas
Ito.blnsoii, K S. flnloy and Or. Itay
(iossctt. The estate consiFts of over
one thousand acres of land, located
in the northwest part of the county,
and corporation stock which Is esti-
mated to be worth $175,(100,
Philanthropist Was Physician.
Moses Hubbard wan a practicing
phyMician who followed his profession
In thai part of Collin county for many
yearn. He accumulated the greater
part of the vast estate left in the tin -
mediate, neighborhood where he lived.
He was a man noted for III* Interest
in promoting education, lie estab-
lished the Alia school, which was
named in memory of his only daugh-
ter, Alia who married the late Or. It.
1<*. Speneer. She is also deceased. Or.
Hubbaril, some years prior to his
death, built a commodious school
bulldtnK at his own expense, and con-
structed two additional buildings,
which were used us teuolierugosi. lie
supplemented the teachers' salaries In
order to procure efficient instructors
and, out of his own hands, would ex-
tend and prolong the school to a
term of eight months in each year.
O.-ie who was familiar with his life
st.ri character said thai he was a. per-
son of strong mind and good Judg-
ment unil that he and his wife de-
sited that the fortune that they had
accumulated should go back to the
henelit of the neighborhood, which in-
duced them to provide for I he needs
and support largely of the Alia
Inliti'stliiK Clause or Will.
Or. Hubbard died on May 25, 190)1,
mi l the will was probated in the
••ounty court here on July 3 1, 1000. It
is a very interesting legal Instrument,
and was drawn by the late W. M.
Ahcrnnthy and Hon. VV. It. Ahcrnnthy
;inil probated by them. One clause of
the will, referring to the establish-
ment and maintenance of the Alia
school Is as follows:
"Relieving that we have the love of
<lod In our hearts for the manifold
tdossings he has bestowed upon us,
and desiring to add to the happiness
and Improvement of our neighbors, we
bavo founded an institution, for in-
crease and diffusion of knowledge
which wo have named "Alia," and
which shall remain permanently lo-
cated on the same survey, on which It
is now located, towlt: Wade II Ital-
ian, and It Is our desire that the trus-
tees heroin provided for shall use the
available fund herein provided for In
the employment of teachers, erection
of proper unil necessary buildings, the
purchase of apparatus and other gcr-
mano uses, and It is our desire that
*t thlH school or Institution of learn-
ing all children, whose parents are
Caucasian and of the white race, and
who are ovei ,hn age of six and un-
der the age of twenty-one shall be ad-
mitted free of tuition but in case more
apply than the funds on hand justify,
then (he trustees in determining who
shall be admitted are requested to
give preference to worthy students,
who have been In attendance before
residing In the school district, or nd-
jMint thereto. The term "germane
Maf' Is Intended to receive a liberal
construction, and to authorlne the use
of all means, deemed proper by the
trustee* for diffusion of knowledge,
but We do not desire a sectarian school
- laagM. "Hie Holy Bible may he used,
and we pray may be the ruin and
i «f both Instructors and pupil."
1 of Idtigntlon.
Altar Ui« death of Or. Moses Hub-
bard. eertaln instruments were filed In
the deed records of Collin county,
Tim showing that the Texas Christ-
ian University was claiming an undl-
viiled one half interest in and to the
(Hi January II. I !• I :t. I lit' suit was
instituted In J. II I,. C Knglisli and
other trustees, against the Texan
christian I'nlverslty. to recovcr the
title to ii 11 of tin* said pioperty, and
to remove lite cloud upon l lie title, by
virtue ol l lie claim of (lie Texas
Judge Wilcox Heard fuse.
On February 22. 1918, the case was
disposed of before Judge 1'". K. Wilcox,
acting as special Judge, ami a Judg-
ment was rendered in the case,
against the Texas Christian I'nlverslty,
vesting the title in the trustees.
• • •
fuse In federal Court,
Mary Jane Hubbard died l-'ebrunry
17. 1914, and thereafter on August
I t. 1915, her heirs, Albert K. Sutton,
et ill, brought suit in the district
"court of the I'lilted Slates for the
Kastern Olstrict of Texas, at Sher-
man. against J. II I,, c. Kngllsh, and
tin1 other trustees to one hall ol the
Plaintiffs A|l|ieal In Supreme Court,
The case was tried before Judge
(lordon Russell, al Sherman June 1,
1910, allil the suit was dismissed for
want of Jurisdiction, ami the plain-
tiffs appealed lo the Supi -mc Court of
the I'nlted Stall's at Washington,
whore the case was argued. In the
latter part of November, 1017. Mil
Monday, March 4, 1918, the t:. S Su-
pr< me i'mirt affirmed the judgment
In favor of the trustees, I II. I,. C,
Kngllsh and others for the Alia
The trustees were r< presented In
the R9Ih Olslrlct Court lure by lion.
W. It. Abornnthy and Judge (i II.
Smith They were represented in llie
fulled Stales Olslrlct Court at Sher-
man and the Supreme Court of the
I'nlted Stales at Washington, also by
Mr. Abernathy and Judge Smith, both
of McKlnney, and Hon. Cecil 11.
Smith of Sherman.
Would Hot Aside Probate.
After I he institution of the suit by
the heirs of Mary Jane Hubbard, In
the I'nlted States Olstrict Court at
Sherman, a suit was also filed by the
lielrs in tlie County Court of Collin
county, to set aside the pro.lsi.le of the
Joint will of Moses Hubbard and Mary
Jane Hubbard, but no other steps
wore taken to prosecute tho suit in
11 IS PISSEO
Austin, Texas, March 5 The pro-
hibition lories of the State legislature
advaliicd their lilies ovei a wide i/ron
and long front at the sessions Mon-
day when the national prohibition
amendment was tlnalls passed and the
Hobby leii - ul lie /one bill passed the
house by a vote of lus to in. The
house also passed the measure to loan
$2,000,000 of state funds to farmers In
tiie ill outh-stricken area.
The stone bill was passed lo go into
effect April I
Austin, Texas. March 7 With the
prohibitionists of the Hons, ipparent
ly better organized thail on any pre-
vious question or in any previous
session, voting down all amendments
offered except two approved by tho
authors of the bill, a substitute bill
for statutory State-wide prohibi-
tion. Introduced b.v Representative
Spencer Smith, of Scurry and lilod-
soe, was finally iiassed by Hie House
lonlay afternoon. On filial passago
however, by a compromise tho pro-
hibitionists called for a viva vooe
vote, after the rules had been sus-
pended, las io 21. so that, for look
of a recorded vote, the cinergeimy
clause of Hie bill will not bo effec-
tive. If finally enacted into law, stat-
utory Slate-wide prohibition will he
a reality ninety day after adjourn-
ment, Instead of immediately upon
Its approval by the tlovernor, as
would have been the ease with il
two-thirds vote recorded.
OM> II\M,.\S sirnifit OI.AII.
•I. It. IH > of farmers Itrnucli—Ilex.
I (emits Attends fmn-nil.
THE LOME MARKET
Wlint the Farmers An- Being Paid for
Ttielr I'roducts—Corrected to Rate.
Oats, per bushel ..
Corn In shuck, per bu.
Itran per cwt
Chops, per cwt
Alfalfa hay per ton . .
Millet hay per ton ..
Johnson grass hay per
I'ralrle hay per ton . .
Itoruiuila hay per ton
.$2 00 to $2.25
$2.00 to $2.05
....$35 to $40
. ..$25 lo $30
ton $20 to $25
....$25 lo $30
..$25 to $30
Produce ami Provisions.
flour per cwt $5.50 to $(1.25
Hucon, per pound 35c lo 60c
Huttcr per pound 27 1-2 to 40c
Creamery butter 45c to 50c
Chick, fryers, per pound 20c
Chickens, old hens No market
Old roosters per lb 10c
Turkeys, per pound 22c
Kggs per dosen 35c
I<nI'd per lb 25 to 30c
Irish potatoes per bushel ., ..$1.76
Sweet potatoes per bu $2.00
Hogs per cwt $12.50 to $15.50
Hoof cattle per cwt $5.50 to $K 50
Sheep per cwt $7 lo $12
Cotton per pound 30c to 81c
Cotton seed per ton $60 to $76
HOIiliV MONK IN TOWN.
former ITiiiretoii fanner Now I/Ives
In Denton County.
J. It. Monk anil wife, who now
live over In the edge of Donton coun-
ty west of Colina, were trading with
McKlnney merchants Tuesday. For
many years, Mj\ and Mrs. Monk liv-
ed near Princeton but recently moved
lo their present home. They still pre-
fer McKlnney as a trading point and
prefer to como 26 miles In order to
avail themselves of the many advan-
tages offered by our city ss a trading
point for farmers. J. H. Monk Is a
straight forward honorable, hard-
working farmer who deserves the
high eateem In which he Is held by
Mrs. J. W. On of Quitman, Ten*
sends this office her subscription to
tho Weekly Dmocrat-Clasette for on*
year. Her subscription la vary much
appreciated and we trust she will en-
joy reading the big Weekly.
J ii Ma), au old settler of Dallas
county mill a long lime resident of
farmers Itraiich died al I lie home of
Ins daughter Wednesday morning
The Itev. C. W Dennis went down to
farmers Hranrli Wednesday after-
noon lo attend the funeral lo lie held
there Thursday morning at 10 o'clock
Mr. May was the fatlier-ili-law of the
Itev. Mr. Dennis' youngest brother.
1)1.11 CITI/ilON IK IKIINIi HIK
HIT TO HICIjP I . S. WIN
Sidney Harrison, 18-year-old son
of J. A. Harrison, is a member of tliu
77th Aero Squadron, American Kx-
peditiouiiry forces now in France
Sidney is a McKlnney reared boy but
enlisted nearly ono year ago while
visiting a married sister in Colorado.
His father has Just received a letter
from him dated "Somewhere in
frnnce" fcb. 2. He stated that he
was well and liked the service fine.
He stated that he was quartered til
n two story stone residence; that
most of the houses and fences, too,
in franco are of stone material. Sid-
ney wrote to his father that "On last
Ijiihor Day in September, I was iii
Texas. I was in New York for Thanks-
giving. I w as in Knglfind on Christ-
inns day and in frnnce on New Year's
day. I hope to bo In llorlln July 4.'
Here's wishing Sidney that your
last and fondest hopo may be realis-
ed and that you and our other gal-
lant young Collin county soldier boys
may go through unseal lied.
CHAItTFH Wff.KI.Y NI'IIM'ItlllfIt.
J. II Salmons, veteran laiuici ot.)
the I'liiiio-Miirphy section, gave the'
Dally Coiirlor-Onzot.to and The
Weekly Democrat.-!la/etle a. call re-
11 nt.ly to renew for Hie latter paper,
which is his favorite publication. Mr.
Salmons was born on ex-County
Judge (i. II. f'igues' farm nt old
Dublin, near t tin Hetliel old Hapllst
church Just west of Murpliy and lion
been living there nearly all the time
since. Judge I'igues was county Judge
In the (ill's. He was a deputy sheriff
under the late ex-Sheriff Oabe Hoelc
and the late Ca.pt. W. N. Hush', who
was sheriff and tax collector of Col-
lin county many years ago Mr. Sal-
mons is much interested in Ameri-
ca's success in its war against Ger-
many and says he is willing to do
anything within his powor to help
dethrone the kaiser and Ills militar-
istic regime so tliffit the flag of dem-
ocracy may proudly wave over all tho
oppressed nations. The publishers
are glad to claim the friendship and
be accorded the pleasure of having
ileallngs with a man of Ills high de-
gree of chni'iictor and Integrity.
Cl>WORTH IJlVbl K INtrriTITK.
To Be llelil lit Prosper Mflliodist
ClmrHi March 1 mid K.
Mr. Ralph Nollnor of Nashville,
Tonn., assistant secretary of the Kp-
worth Dengue Hoard of the Methodist
Kpiscopnl Church, South, will conduct
an Kpworth league Institute at Pros-
per beginning Thursday evening,
March 7th, at 7:30 o'clock and con-
tinuing through frldny.
This institute Is to be held for the
McKlnney district and It Is hoped that
a large number of Kpworth Dengue
workers from all over I lie district will
avail themselves of the benefits of Mr.
Nollner's experience and instruction
In Kpworth league work and meth-
lx-t all leaguers as fnr as possible
attend. O. W. DENNIS.
IM'VS FIN 10 CAI*.
W. T. Robinson f Chamber** llle
Purolinsp* New C'nr from O.
W. T. Robinson of Cliainbersvlllo
has lust bought a fine 7-passengcr
Willis Knight automobile froin O. A.
Ilriinnon the local dealer. Mr. itran-
non I mis also Just sold 9i 5-passenger
Overland auto to U. P. Wade of
Prlsco. Mr. Hrannon Is having very
fine siiccmw in selling automobiles
and says thnt the future outlook is
"Hl'flAlt liWr ATTRACTS
NdTICH Of McMMNKY MAW
T C. Perry Is at home from Chicago
where he has been at his wholesale
house meeting his trade. He cams
home via Ix ul*vllle, Kentucky, where
he visited his son-in-law, Karl l«ve.
of McKlnney. who la In the officers
training school at Camp Bachary
Taylor. Mr. Perry aays that long col-
umns of people can be seen standing
in line* waiting for their pound of
ausmr. Ho aays (hat soldiers can be
seen on ik* move almost everywhere.
F- M. Neely of franklin ScIiooIImiism'
Community Itcticws for lleiiiocriit-
4•luetic Thirty-firm Vear.
Thin office received a \ i:.it Monday
from f. M Neely of the I'Viinkllll
school house community, who called to
renew for The Weekly Iiemocrat-(la
xolte, which he has been reading con
tilluoiiMly ever since the tlisl issue o
the paper was printed, over a third of
a century ago. Mr. Neely came to Col-
lin county from Mississippi, in 1X74,
and Ills llrst work In the count) was a
Job of hauling brick with which to
build the present old courthouse in
McKiulley which was being erected al
'hat time. However, only a relatively
small number of brick were useii in
Its construction A fow were placed ill
the inside Willis, lull the outside walls
as It was decided later, were buill of
stone, Mr. ami Mrs. Neely are the par-
ents of three sons, one of them is
married and ilic oilier two twl>>s.
left McKlnney on Sunday, fob. 24, for
I'allip Travis as members of tile de-
ferred percentage of the llrst selec-
tive service quota. Their names are
Karl and Krvln. They are 23
years old. Mr. and Mrs. Neely are now
alone at homo and giving up their
young sons, tho pride of 'lie house-
hold, wil« quite a severe lilow to
t'lem, but they are consoled by the
thought that they are contributing
tin.Ir blood in tiie struggle lo free the
world of Herman domination ami
militarism. We accord all honor to
the hundreds of bravo Collin county
boys who arc In the service of our
Ncnils l'ii|M-r to llmilicr.
Hnbo Korby, sales manager for W.
It. Hill Automobile establishment, or-
dered the Daily Courlor-tianette sent
to Ids brother, Herschtl Korby, who Is
attending a business college III Dallas.
FRANK IIAI if, RirVH FIN 10 HOO.
Voting Altogn Mjrmhrr Ifctya Pig Club
(id" One From Pccwii (irove
frank Halo, little son of Noah
Hale of Attoga, is an enthusiastic
member of the Oillln County Hoys
I'lg club, lie cattle to McKlnney
Monday and purchased a flno regis
torod Rig Hone Type Poland China
gilt from the I'ecan flrovo Dairy,
frank proposes to start off with the
best foundation stock obtainable and
he is starting off right too.
Itl'NK CUSTOM Mlhli.
It. II. Ilcllcw Hays People Must Fjit
More Corn llrciul anil That He Is
ItiMiily To (iriml the Corn.
It. H. Hollow of Melissa was
business visitor In MicKinnoy anil
nailed al this office lo order some
printing for Ids custom mill which ho
runs at Melissa. He owns the Wilcox
custom mill and grinds ovory Satur-
day. Ho says that pooplo are going
lo have to eat more corn broad and
for that reason he expects to do a
bigger huslnes In the future. Ho also
grinds wheat into a Hue quality of
Hrahain flour and grinds corn on the
cob for food. Ills mill Is in first class
condition and he slates that tho poo-
plo are giving him a very nlco pat-
While hero Mr. nellew also sub
scribed for The Weekly-Democrat
(Insetto and it is with pleasure that
his name is entered on tho list. Per.
sons desiring to have corn oi- wheat
ground will do well to see Mr. Bel
•I. U (liAWSON) KFJtR.
Here Prom Nashville, TVnn., on Vis-
it to Daughter and Outlier Rela-
J. I* (lAsaon) Kerr of Nashville,
IVnasssee, arrived here for a visit
to his daughter. Mrs. Itay Stiff and
other McKlnney and Oollln county
relatives. He has already visited hla
children at Beaumont and Houaton.
Mr. Kerr was roared In this county
where he lived for many years on hla
pretty farm at Btoomdale now owned
bp T. J. Wynne. county had no
tad cltlaon than bawson
TO n MIL
Courtesy Dalian Times-ITernld
MRS. DKDIA IIAItriKR.
US CORN GROWER
Arthur Childress, the young son of
II. it. Childress an enterprising fun-
nier of near Weston, made a great
succuss of Ills acre of corn last year.
It made a big yield and ho won many
cash premiums at tho various fairs
last full. He then sold his yield at a
fancy price for sooil corn. Ho raised
the Yellow Dent variety. Arthur Is
an enthusiastic member of tho Boys
Corn and Pig Club and inakos money
in working at It. County farm Agont
I* F. Arnold lias done a wonderful-
ly helpful work to tho farming in-
terests of Collin county. Not the least
of Ids good work either has boon
with and for tho farm boys anil girls
throughout tho county. In turn, all
tho boys and girls lovo him and
gladly follow Ills leadership In better
seed selection and farming methods
After being out since Tuesday af-
ternoon at 4 o'clock the jury In tho
l^'lia Hargcr case was iliHcluirgOd by
Judge f ft}, Wilcox at 5 o'clock Wtil-
iiesday afternoon without a verdict.
The Jury stood ton for acquittal and
two for conviction.
Ht KY HRANITF, Pl.ANT.
Itcorgc ( lurk of McKlnney Marble
.V (•ranlte Co. Already Working
Heorge Clark, proprietor of tho
McKlnney Marble & (Iranlto Co., is
already working seven people In Ills
plant. K. W. Rood Is foreman of his
crew of workmen and Mr. ciar*
stales that they are now needing
more help and will add new men to
tho force as fast as he enn secure
them. His plant is well equlped with
machinery anil appliances of tho lat-
est models anil ho says that tie has
amplo material on hand and in short
time his plant will be In full swing
with a large force He is already
turning out a quantity of work each
The McKlnney Marble ,1- Granite
Works carries a regular advertise-
ment in Tl e Dally Courier-Onsetto
and The Weekly Democrat-Oncotic.
WKI1 II Kit F TITjNRAY.
Miss Mom Fnnl anil Mr. Virgil Fish-
er Tutted In Marriage Ry Hie
lU'v. A. H. Holder.
The Rev. A. H. Snider, pastor of
tho Host McKlnney Christian church,
officiated at a niarrliigo ceremony
Tuesday. The couple was Miss Kora
Ford and Mr. Virgil Fisher, both of
this city. The ceremony was per-'
formed at > o'clock at his home on|
Kast Oreenville street. The newly
will make their home west of
Mrs. l,clla Hargcr, a pretty motion
picture actress, who Is alleged lo
have shot and killed hor husband, O,
('. I larger, at the llrown Cracker and
Candy company offices in Dallas vn
l.abor Day, IIHK, was on trial In tho
51Hh district court hero. The caso
was transferred to McKlnney On a
change of venue. Tho llrst trial of the
case which was at Dallas resulted in
a hung Jury. It was set tor trial at a
former term of tho court but wus con-
tinued, and went to trial hore Satur-
day. Ten Jurors wore obtained Satur-
day and tlif other two Monday.
Many Dallas w linesses wore here for
tho trial, which Is attracting much In-
terest, a large crowd being present to
hear tho testimony.
Mrs. Burger's attorney Is the Hon.
A. S. Huskott, a prominent lawyer of
| Dallas. The state Is represented by
'County Attorney Sam Nuuthery and
.Assistant County Attorney A. M.
The Jury selected follows: Will Clin-
'nlngliaui, S. o. Miller, O. W, Morris,
'A. II. Sharp, 11. T. Bowers, M. A. Tur-
ner, J. 11. Hush, It. M. McKlnney, W.
H. Allen, W H. Wood, U. W. Farrar,
211 V FA RS foil 4; ATI J N.
The jury in Hie Jim tiatllll
cose returned a verillct nt liJIH
o'clock Saturday afteriMsMi find-
ing liim guilty ninl assessing his
punishment at UP years confine-
ment iu tlic penitentiary. Oatlln
was tried on the charge of kill-
ing f. II. Itosseler of near Parker
in IMS. Attorneys for the defend-
ant llled a motion Mionilay morn-
ing for a new trial.
Ycnllct In Rryant Oases.
Tho Jury in the Bryant cases re-
turned a vordlct Wednesday after-
noon acquitting Bob Bryant and as-
sessing a ten-year penitentiary sen-
tence against Tim Bryant. These
negroes were charged with the tnur-
dor of Arch Hughes at Prosper.
JACK WKFKH RRHHDING BARM.
At Vlnelnnd Plans Order for Printed
Cards for 1*1M
With M. Israls Sales CO.
Miss Muriel Rada haa accepted a
position in the store of the St Louis
dales Co. of which H. U Cohen la
proprietor. This store la located just
at c f J. P. Howell's store. They
carry quite a large stock of dry
goods, clothing, etc. and are frequent
advertisers -In The Dally Courier-Oa-
aette aad Hie Weekly Deaiocrat-Oa-
Jack and Carl Weeks, two sure*
ful young Vlneland farmers and
stockmen, called Monday at this of-
fice. Jack placed an order with our
Job department for some printed,
stock bills and cards announcing the
lilt season tor hla Mg black Perch-
eron stallion and throe
O. Harris, widely known
ted Olina citisen, ml!
with the Mg crowds on ewi
Monday. He came as far aa
Kinney with his son, Solon
who is a soldier boy at Cnmp
ft Worth, and mm m reet
to Camp from a sick I save wt a
days apont at the horns ot Ml
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