McKinney Gazette May - December 1886

The McKinney Gazette. May 13, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 1

Clinton Thompson, editor and Propr.

Gabe BECK’s fine horse was ruined this last week by running away while attached to a plow, getting the main leader of the hind leg severed.

Mrs. GIBSON’s music class will give an entertainment at Heard’s Opera House, on Wednesday. Admission free and all invited.

Mr. J. ARON will leave in a few days for the northern markets, where he will remain during the summer.

Mr. J. D. HOWARD is now convalescent after forty-nine days confinement, with carbuncle, fever and erysipelas. The sympathy of our whole community has been with him in his long suffering.

Mr. Duke HARRISON has been sick the past week, but we are glad to hear he is now better.

Take your eggs and chickens to J. M. DeVAULT. He had a nice line of cheap groceries.

Prof. ALLEN’s school will close with a splendid musical entertainment under the management of Madame RICHARDE.

Mrs. Joe JOHNSON has left on an extensive trip throughout the Western States, especially Arizona, Colorado and California in the hope of benefitting his health.

Mr. J. S. STOVALL has gone East to lay in a full supply of saddlery, harness, etc.

New officers were elected at the last meeting of the McKinney Literary Society. The following were chosen: T. F. MANGUM, G. R. SMITH, J. R. GOUGH, Prof. J. T. JOHNSON, William POTTS, Miss Marie ARMSTRONG.

There was a most enjoyable croquet party at Mrs. Sallie HOWELL’s residence last evening.

Trustees of the public schools of Collin County are requested to meet in convention at McKinney on the second Saturday in July: W. C. BURRUS, J. L. GREER, W. A. RHEA, W. H. TAYLOR, W. M. ABERNATHY, F. M. HUNN, J. N. CHEEP, J. N. STANDERFER, J. L. FAIRES, Z. T. WATSON, D. F. BRINLEE.

Mr. Thos. E. BOMAR of this city returned on Monday from a trip to Sherman and Gainesville.

We understand that the two men whom SHAW killed near Millwood, last week, had, at times previous to the killing, come up on him in the woods and made him dance to the muzzle of six-shooters.

Miss Marie ARMSTRONG returned from her visit to Van Alstyne Friday morning.

Mrs. Ida Ball HARRISON spent most of last week visiting her mother’s family in this city.

Mr. Tom CLOYD, the harvesting machine man, went to Dallas, Tuesday last, on a business trip.

Mr. Joe HILL of Dallas, who has been visiting his brother, Mr. John L. HILL of this city, returned home.

Mrs. Hettie KEPSELL of Sherman who has been visiting her parents returned home.

Mr. and Mrs. McDONALD left on Monday last, for Corsicana.

Miss Carrie WORK, whose school was out this last week, is visiting friends in town.

Judge MALTBIE was down from Sherman, Monday. He came down to try HORTON for the killing of MONTGOMERY, at Farmersville some time since.

Mr. Eugene WILSON who has been operator in the B. & O. Telegraph office at this place will leave in a few days to accept a position at Paris, Texas.

Miss Bettie CREED, who has been taking instructions in music in this city returned to her home at Hill Town, Denton county, last week.

Mr. George WILCOX will go to Colorado this week in search of health.

Mrs. Allison CUMMINS and daughter, Miss Minnie, left for Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday last where they will join Mr. CUMMINS and remain until Fall.

Mr. Cash SIRPLESS was in the city Sunday.

Miss Clara HAUGHTON, who has been in McKinney for several months past, engaging in teaching art painting and fancy needle work, left for her home in Paris, Texas last Saturday.

John C. COLEMAN — watches.
Dr. METZ — medical practice.
THROCKMORTON & MORING — House, sign and ornamental painters.
HOWARDs — ice cream parlor.
Geo. R. SMITH — attorney at law.
J. C. SCOTT — Southwest Corner Dry Goods man.
James P. DOWELL — hardware.
Dr.WILEY — medical practice
MINER, CLEMENTSON & POND — exclusive boot and shoe house.
BIEBINGER & Co. — dry goods firm.
SMITH & JOHNSON — pharmacists and druggists.
G. C. MOUNTCASTLE & Co — dry goods firm.
J. S. STOVALL — saddlery & harness.

Mr. John R. ALLEN delivered a sermon on the subject of Prohibition at the Methodist church on Sunday night.

John WELCH has bought a spanking new spring seat for his dray wagon.

W. P. HORTON, the man who killed Jas. MONTGOMERY, at Farmersville, some time since, was brought up for trial on a writ of habeas corpus, Tuesday. He was admitted to bail in the sum of $1,000.

Maj. E. F. BROWN has about eighty names enrolled in his Infant Sunday School class.

Dr. H. L. PEARSON has just completed some pretty improvements on his residence.

Dr. C. W. McAULAY has been very sick during the past week. He was attacked with something like a congestive chill.


The McKinney Gazette. June 3, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 4

Clinton Thompson, editor and Propr.

A petition is being circulated by w. B. COLE to have the mail route extended from Leonard to Blue Ridge via Pike, thus giving through connection from McKinney to Bonham.

Marriage license were issued on the 28th inst. To Alex PARKER and Miss Eliza CRUMES, and on the 19th to W. W. McCORMACK and Miss Verina SHAVER, also to Thos. J. McDONALD and Miss Ella BROOKS.

J. A. L. WOLFE announced this week as a candidate for re-election to the office of county Judge.

The social event of the past week was a rainbow party at the residence of Mrs. John HAMILTON, in honor of Mr. W. L. MOORE, who we are sorry to say, has gone to Gainesville to live. Some twenty couples were present, and the occasion was made both enjoyable and amusing from the novel feature which required each young lady to wear an unhemmed apron and each gentleman was required to hem the apron of the young lady whom he escorted. A prize was offered to the young gentleman doing the best sewing, which was awarded to W. L. MOORE. The decision of the judges was announced by Mr. Henry FOOTE. Mr. McCARTY who had been practicing for the past week and had used up several bolts of calico, deserves special notice.

The case of T. P. YEAGER’s guardian vs. John ADAMS, et al, was tried in the County Court last week. The progress of the trial was slow and tedious, and consumed nearly the entire week.... The suit was brought for the recovery of several promisionary notes alleged by the defendants to be a gift causa mortis to the wife of John ADAMS. The plaintiffs were represented by K. R. CRAIG and Major e. F. BROWN, of this city. The defendants by MUSE and GARNETT of McKinney bar, and William H. ALLEN of Terrell. The jury, failing to agree on a verdict, were discharged Saturday.

Eld. C. W. SEWELL will preach at the Christian Church Sunday morning and night.

Go to E. N. McAULAY’s for Pure Drugs.

Mr. Jacob ARON and lady left on Thursday morning last for New York.

Eugene SHELBURNE was in to see us Wednesday.

Rev. J. K. L. DIXON paid the Gazette a pleasant call this week.

Mrs. Paul GALLIA, of Gainesville is visiting friends and relatives in this city.

Miss Ollie MEEK of St. Joe, Mo., is visiting Miss Floyd WARDEN of this city.

Joe CROUCH, who has been attending school at Buffalo Gap, Texas, has come home.

Misses Sallie and Alice THOMAS, who have been attending school in Kentucky returned home last Saturday.

Misses Nannie and Susie BARNES and Bettie FITZHUGH gave the Gazette a pleasant call Monday evening.

Miss Birdie WILCOX who has been attending Hamilton Female College, in Lexington, Ky., started for McKinney, her Texas home, yesterday.

Mr. John COOKE has gone to Gainesville to visit his brother.

Mrs. R. D. THOMPSON of Greenville, paid her sister, Mrs. J. M. BALL quite a pleasant visit of several days last week. These two sisters were raised in Mississippi; were educated and graduated at Whitworth College, married and moved to Texas, and are fortunate in being thus situated near enough to visit frequently.

The Farmers’ Club of School District No. 75 met on May 31st at the school house in Lebanon. Capt. W. J. JOHNSON was called to the chair. E. W. SHELBURNE [made a report]...Mr. G. S. HULING..was requested to state just what was done by the Club in McKinney. Mr. J. F. GULLEGE offered a resolution...

Political Candidates.
District Judge — H. O. HEAD, M. H. GARNETT
Justice of Peace, Prec. 1. — W. L. SAYE, J. R. GOUGH
County Treasurer — W. M. BAGLEY
Tax Collector — Wms. WARDEN
County Attorney — G. R. SMITH
Constable Prec. 1 — Scott PHILLIPS
Tax Assessor — R. A. M’LARRY
County Judge — J. A. L. WOLFE
District Clerk — W. A. BUMPASS
Sheirff — Gabe BECK.


The McKinney Gazette. June 17, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 6

Clinton Thompson, editor and Propr.

Letter from Weston.
We have a flourishing Literary School here, conducted by Prof. J. B. TOLBERT.
Mr. V. B. TURNER, who has been sick for some months, is slowly convalescing and it is hoped that he will soon be himself again.
We have preaching here three sundays in each month. The first by Rev. McCOMB at the Baptist Church. Second by Rev. STEVENSON at the Methodist Church. The Fourth by Rev. KERR at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Letter from Southwest Collin.
Cutting wheat is the order of the day. Since the late rain, everything is in a flourishing condition.
Mr. G. J. COURTNEY has the finest piece of cotton in the neighborhood. Jack is a thorough-going fellow.
There is near one hundred acres planted in cotton on the EMERSON farm.
We have a good Sunday school at Farmers School House. Mr. M. ALEXANDER is superintendent and W. L. HAYNES, assistant.
We are sorry for Bro. M. ALEXANDER, in the loss of his little boy who died on the 5th inst. With cholera infantum.
Messrs. Galen JAMES, Clayton ROGERS, and James HOWARD are three of the oldest citizens in this community. They are all very active men, taking their age in consideration.
Austin HAYNES and Johnnie HOWARD have a kind of hankering over in the Cross Timbers for some purpose. Their fathers would like to know where they go to.
James M. HOWARD’s little child is sick with flux. We hope it will soon recover.
Some of the farmers are not well pleased with our Alliance twine, while others have but little trouble with it. Billie BASS and Curtis STODDARD say it won’t work on the Osborne machine, while Jack COURTNEY and Uncle Billie HAYNES says it works very well on the Buckeye Down Binder. Uncle Billie says he don’t think it altogether as strong as the twine he used last year, but works very well.
We learn that Prof. FOWLER failed to get a hearing at Lebanon on Saturday night. He was to have given a lecture on phrenology.
Aunt Pollie DOSS has been totally blind for over a year. She lost one of her eyes several years ago. Dr. BRADLEY says he can give her sight in one eye, which would be a great blessing to her in her old age.
We understand that Mr. Ed JAMES is in possession of a letter from his sister-in-law (Mrs. BARGER) living out West, that Mr. BARGER, her husband was shot through the heart and killed a short time since. We are not in possession of the particulars. Let it be as it may, it is bad enough. We sympathize with Mrs. BARGER.

J. R. TOLBERT of Weston, was married to Miss Emma GILBERT, of Farmington, on Monday last. The beautiful ceremony was pronounced by Rev. A. J. BUSH of Gainesville.

Aldermen of the City Council: J. M. PEARSON R. L. SEAY, J. R. PARKER, Tuck HILL, Silas BOYD and Merrill W. JOHNSON.

Mr. John WELCH’s wife is very sick.

We have been shown a well-developed cotton-boll grown by Mr. W. C. McCARGLE on J. W. KERR’s farm.

Several members of Mr. J. H. Ball’s family are sick.

Mr. C. C. WILSON, living about six miles north-east of town, on the Blue Ridge road is lying very low with consumption.

The case of J. M. HARDEN vs. BICKLEY & VERNON, was taken up for trial last Monday. The suit was brought for damages which the plaintiff alleges that he suffered on account of slanderous and defamatory words of the defendants. Suit was dismissed at the request of plaintiff.

The McKinney Literary Society met Friday night...The audience was highly entertained with a short talk by Mr. Pryor HAYES in which the speaker exhorted the young people to persevere in their efforts to attain high positions.

Mr. F. M. THOMPSON, representing the McKinney Gazette, paid us a pleasant visit this week. [Farmersville Times].

Tuesday morning Sheriff DOUGLASS forwarded to the sheriff’s office at Sherman a certified bond securing the appearance of George BEDFORD to answer before the district court on a charge of perjury. BEDFORD will be remembered as the young man for whom A. P. McDOWELL procured a marriage license by swearing that the young lady was eighteen years of age when she was not. McDOWELL and BEDFORD were both arrested for false swearing.

The entertainment given at the Baptist Church at Plano by the students of the Plano Institute Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening were enjoyed hugely by a very large audience. W. F. MISTER and T. G. HARRIS, associate principals of the Institute and their able corps of assistants have made a good showing..

Charley BATTLE is keeping in the front rank in the way of securing the earliest and choicest fruits for his customers.

Mr. Jeff PLEMMONS and his newly wedded wife were in the city this week, visiting relatives.

[The following called on the Gazette this week]... Mr. J. W. BLANTON, Eld. R. C. HORN, T. J. HALEY, and Mr. Geo R. COOPER of Van Alstyne.

Mr. E. D. LOONEY was in the city last week.

Miss Lou COLLINS of Sherman has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. DYE of this city.

Mr. Ernest NEWSOME who has been attending school at Georgetown, this State, returned home Friday morning.

Mrs. Paul GALLIA and her charming little daughter will return to their home at Gainesville. Miss Ollie LUNA will accompany her.

Mr. Cash SIRPLESS, of the Sherman Register, in company with Zack SHIRLEY of Melissa was in to see us last Sunday.

Tom and Billie ANDREWS have returned from school.

Mr. John COOK, who has been reveling in the hot sun of Cooke county for some two weeks .... has returned to McKinney.

Prof. Charles T. ALEXANDER was married at Farmersville, Sunday, to Miss Lizzie GREENWADE, Rev. Henry R. RAYMOND of this city officiating.

A depot will be established on the H. WALTERS survey, near the residence of J. E. JONES, in the south-east part of the county. The depot will be named Eldridge, in honor of E. L. PENDLETON.

Literary Society Programme.
Programme for Saturday evening, June 19th. Music, Misses Florence MURRAY and Lela LILLARD; Recitation, Miss Marie ARMSTRONG; Select Reading, J. A. EVANS and Miss Sallie BATTLE; Recitation, Miss Lula WILEY; Declamation, Charles BATTLE; Debate G. R. SMITH and J. T. JOHNSON; Clique, Willie POTTS. J. R. GOUGH, Sec’y.

Mrs. G. G. HOUSTON gave a pleasant euchre party to her many friends last Tuesday night.


The McKinney Gazette. June 24, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 7

The Gazette takes great pleasure in calling the especial attention of its readers to the announcement of Hon. W. O. DAVIS, of Gainesville, as a candidate for congress from this District.

From South-West Collin.
Miss Mattie JAMES says that she likes Monday better than any other of the days of the week, because it has a Newt to it.
Dr. MATHES of Rock Hill, has ten cases of flux in his practice. It seems to be on the increase.
Uncle Jimmie HOWARD built a splendid barn last fall. He is having a cistern made at the barn which will be 25 feet deep and 14 feet in diameter at the bottom. Messrs. John WEAVER and John HOWARD are doing the work.
Mr. E. W. H. SHELBURN informs us that the Democratic Executive Committee have resolved to put out a straightforward Democratic ticket.
Last Spring Uncle Jack COURTNEY lost a very fine mare, which cost him a hundred dollars. She was taken out of the lot at his son-in-law’s, Mr. B. GILES in Denton County. He has lost a good deal of time, and has been at some expense in trying to get some information in regard to her, but failed. We understand that a day or so ago he learned that a negro in the employ of Mr. BOULES saw one that suited her description near Stewart’s Creek church.
We learn that Mrs. Mary CLARK, of Rock Hill, was thought to be in a dying condition yesterday. She has been in bad health for some time with consumption. She is the sister of Mr. John A. JOHNSON, of Denton County.
Messrs. TALLY & Co., were aiming to start their thresher last Monday morning.
We met Curtis STODDARD this morning with a grin spread all over his face. We didn’t know what in the world was the matter. But on cross-examination we found out that it was that big boy at his house.
Mr. Doc JAMES is on a visit from Denton County. He is stopping with his father, Mr. Galen JAMES.
We stated last week that Mr. RUDOLPH had lost a couple of colts, and had offered a reward of $5. Since that time he raised the reward to $10.

Wilson School House.
Mrs. ICE, an aged widow lady is lying ver low and is not expected to recover.
Mr. William KERR and lady, of McKinney, are visiting friends in this community.
The hard wind of last week did no serious damage other than scattering wheat shocks.
Harvesting is about over, and threshing commences next week.

Knights and Ladies of Honor.
At our last regular meeting the officers for the ensuing term were selected, to wit: J. T. JOHNSON, Jones C. MOORE, Mrs. Mollie D. TODD, W. C. MARTIN, Mrs. S. V. MARTIN, Charles E. DeVON, J. R. PADGETT, C. M. BRANTLEY. C. H. LAKE, Secretary.

Resolutions of Respect.
Whereas, our Heavenly Father has seen fit in his Allwise Providence to remove by death, the little infant son of our worthy superintendent, Brother ALEXANDER. Be it resolved, that we tender to Brother and Sister ALEXANDER our tenderest sympathies in their sad bereavement. [Signed J. G. WEAVER, C. S. McCURDY, Committee]. [The article does not mention which group placed this resolution.]

Tuesday morning, W. E. MILLEGAN, an old and respected citizen, living four miles east of McKinney, after several months of declining health, from which he seemed to be better Monday, was buried Wednesday, at Forest Grove.

At Lebanon, last Wednesday, during the storm, the house of Rev. J. B. COLE was blown from the blocks, and a general scattering of everything loose took place.

We take pleasure in recommending Fred PORKER to the public for everything in the bakery line.

Somebody shot Mr. COVERT’s big dog one night this week. The dog had been chained by the horses in the stable, and it is supposed the slayer wanted to effect an entrance into the stable, and was afraid of the dog.

Local News Items.
John CLEMENTSON has returned from his trip out west. He was well pleased with the country over which he traveled, but says, like everybody else who takes a trip West, “Old Collin is good enough for me.”
Our Blue Ridge reporter says that harvest is about over in that section and threshing has begun. The energetic J. W. SOLOMON continues to round-up law breakers, a young man being fined a few days ago for running a horse race along the public road.
Monday as John MELVER and Billy BRADLEY, the leading barbers of McKinney, were coming back from Dallas, they had this unintentional joke played on them: George BOWMAN saw a package and thought it belonged to a lady who had just got off at Allen, so he picked up the package and tossed it out of the window of the car. About two miles from Allen, John looked for his razors with the above result.

In the District court Monday, a venire of sixty men was ordered in the case of the State vs. E. B. SHAW and a venire of sixty men was also drawn in the case of the State vs. HORTON.

Among the distinguished students mentioned in the law department of the State University at Austin, is the name of Tom ANDREWS, son of W. H. ANDREWS, of this place.

Personal Mention.
Prof. L. L. DYE and wife of buffalo Gap are in the city.
Mrs. T. J. NALE has been visiting in Sherman for the week past.
Monroe HARRIS has been on a trip to Galveston.
Mr. H. W. ARDINGER of Bonham, is visiting his son, Mr. H. W. ARDINGER, of this city.
Misses Emma WARDEN and Cora WILSON have been visiting friends at Greenville.
Miss Carrie RANSOM, a charming belle of Corsicana is visiting the Misses CUMMINGS of this city.
Miss Bettie CREED of Hilltown, is visiting friends and relatives in the city.
Mrs. Lillie McKINSTRY, of Honey Grove, and Mrs. Flora WILLIAMS of Bonham, are visiting relatives and friends in the city.
Walter COX, who has been attending the State Normal School, at Huntsville, has returned home.
Mr. W. M. HINES, the cotton buyer, who has been on a visit to his home in Atlanta, Ga., has returned.
George D. PARKER, who has been attending the City School of McKinney, has returned to his home near St. Paul.
Miss Ida ARMSTRONG, who has been visiting friends in the country for some two weeks has returned home.
Mrs. HOUSTON of Plano, who has been visiting the family of her brother, Mr. Tulle BEVERLEY, returned home Sunday.
G. H. HERRING of Maxwell neighborhood, was in to see us this week.
Mrs. J. D. POND, who has been visiting in Sherman for some time has returned to McKinney, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. KEOPSEL.
Mr. Alex BULLOCK, who has been visiting various and sundry big cities in the State has returned to his first love - McKinney.
Mrs. MATHEWS, of Mt. Pleasant, Mo., is visiting her grand-daughter, Mrs. Jesse SHAIN.
Mrs. Dr. J. E. GIBSON and Miss Ivy HARRIS spent Saturday and Sunday in Greenville.
Mr. A. W. McDONALD and family, of Fountain Creek, Tennessee, are visiting the family of Mr. – – [sic] HOWARD. We understand he is looking at this county with a view of making it his future home.
Charley BATTLE has watermelons for sale.
Rev. John WILSON will preach at the Court House Friday night.

A Call to Mr. Owen MATHEWS.
Dear Sir: We, the undersigned citizens of Collin County, ....solicit you to allow your name to come before the Democratic Convention of Collin County as a candidate for the office of Tax Collector. C. M. CHRISTIE, Wm. W. L. WELLS, E. T. JOHNSON, J. Y. YEAGER, M. L. HUFFMAN, J. T. HUFFMAN, J. H. CARPENTER, C. A. PURCELL, J. F. PURCELL, L. W. SHEPARD, F. W. JACKSON, W. P. BISHOP, Wm. ROWE, E. T. HUNTLEY, John A. FELKER, C. B. BROWNING, R. C. CLARK, O. DAVIS, C. S. HAGGARD, M. R. CLARK, W. C. PARKER, W. C. BRINSON, C. C. GREGORY, J. M. DAY, A. F. HENDRICKS, E. L. WILSON, A. G. WILSON, P. S. PARKER, G. D. PARKER, M. L. SULLIVAN, R. A. MORAN and many others.

Letter List. Post Office, McKinney City, Collin County, Texas. Date of List, June 19, 1886.
BOONE, Miss Lizzie, CRUME, Mrs. C. G.; DANIELS, Henry; DYELS, James; Duncan, R. V.; EASLEY, W. T.; FURR, Luther; HOWARD, Lizzie; HUNT, M. L., KING, C. R.; McGARY, Miss Mary; MAGRAW, M. E.; McKINNEY, Perry; RATTIN, Mrs. E. J.; SCOTT, J. W.; VENABLE, J. S.; H. F. YOUNG & Bro.


The McKinney Gazette. July 22, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 11

Scalped by Machinery.
A distressing accident occurred yesterday at the West end steam laundry, 849 West Madison street. A number of girls are employed in the place, and the shafting for the operation of the various machines extends through the room where the girls work. One of the employes, Mary MALONEY, while about her work, had occasion to pass near a rapidly moving belt. Her hair was hanging loosely at the time, and before she was aware of her danger, had accidently become entangled. She screamed, but ...was lifted from her feet a considerable distance by the hair. She dropped to the floor, leaving the entire scalp handing to the leather. She was conveyed to her home at West Indiana street. Doctors SCHAFFER and SHEAR performed the painful operation of sewing on the scalp. It took over three hours and a half. The doctors say that if erysipelas does not set in, little danger need be anticipated.

Capt. H. W. WADE, a leading farmer of this county, says the day is coming in this country when cotton will sell at 4 and 5 cents a pound.

Meeting of the Democratic Club of McKinney Voting Precinct.
Called to order by Vice President J. H. JENKINS in the chair. J. A. L. WOLFE, treasurer.... The following names were put forth as suitable delegates to the County Convention...J. R. THROCKMORTON, J. W. BLANTON, J. O. STRAUGHAN, John P. HUNTER, W. P. WYGLE, R. H. FOSTER, John HOWARD, John HEVIL, George HERNDON, George CURTSINGER, J. L. DOGGETT, J. W. RAY, L. H. GRAVES, William ROBERTS, John A. BUCK, John CHRISTIAN, James H. JENKINS, S. H. FOX. [Respectfully submitted by K. R. CRAIG, W. C. BURRUS, R. T. SEAY, and Geo. H. HERNDON.

Our Weston Letter.
We have a good and largely attended writing school here, conducted by Prof. B. TUCKER.
Mrs. ELLIOT, of our vicinity died very suddenly last Friday, leaving two small children. We sympathize with her friends and relatives ..
Prof. J. B. TOLBERT left here last Friday for Tennessee, visiting friends and relatives.

Report of the Doings and Undoings of the City Fathers at Their Regular Meeting Tuesday.
The roll was called and every alderman was at his post those being J. M. PEARSON, Silas BOYD, M. W. JOHNSON, F. M. HILL, Robert T. SEAY and J. R. PARKER. Mayor ARMSTRONG presided. Merrill JOHNSON said he had seen the marshal driving his horse in a very immoderate manner. In the case of S. H. COLE’s financial report, the committee had not come to any definite conclusion. J. S. HEARD’s final report was received and filed. A bill by C. S. BATTLE & Bro. was presented, which covered a period of eight months. A small boy was given 50 cents for hauling off a dog. C. N. ABOTT & Co’s bill for $10.35 was allowed. J. W. PERSOHN was allowed $1 for a crowbar. Someone wanted to know why the council needed a crow bar. John Berry COX said, “I got that crow bar to use in ramming those beautifully straight lamp posts in the ground with.” McDONALD’s account for sundries was referred back to Committee. Todd WARDEN was allowed $22.50 for feeding prisoners. J. B. COX was allowed $25.75 for hauling. When Mr. COX was called upon to explain what a “Jagger” load of lumber was... he began to straighten up his slender frame, and his eyes began to flash, and he shot a ten horse power glance at the Councilman who asked the question. The Council allowed A. L. JONES’ account. Mr. COX had fully explained this matter before, and did not want to give out so much valuable information free of charge. J. H. WOOD presented a bill for $100.74 for assessing taxes. A recess was taken at which time Deputy George BARRETT was on hand with a nice bucket of ice cold Adam’s ale. Hereafter the throwing of watermelon rinds on the streets will be brought under the ordinance which prohibits the throwing of trash on the streets or square.... The council then adjourned.

The jury in the case of Eb SHAW, for killing of the BRADBURY boys, returned a verdict of not guilty.

In the District court last week, Ben LOWE was convicted of theft of property under $20 in value and was awarded 54 days in the county jail.

On Saturday, Collin county’s efficient sheriff, Gabe BECK, returned from Leon County, where he captured W. S. HAND, the fiery and untamed man who fired several shots at the officers some time back. He will, no doubt, go to keep his partner, Charley BATES, company in the penitentiary.

Saturday evening, seventeen miles northwest of here, at Celina, William BOUNDS and Newsome FARRIS engaged in a row. William HENDRICKS and William FAIN interfered to keep the peace, with the traditional result. HENDRICKS was seriously hurt by a pistol shot and FAIN fared little better, getting a painful wound.

Profs. JOHNSON, DOWLEN and ALLEN compose the board of examiners for Collin county. Teachers desiring certificates must come before the board. Examinations will be held at the city school building.

Mr. Sterling COFFEE and Miss Ida ROUNDTREE were married at the residence of the bride’s parents, near Willow Springs, last night, Rev. J. B. FAULKNER officiating.

The reporter at Wilson School House says Miss Lizzie STIFF of that neighborhood is attending the Normal School in McKinney. C. C. WILSON was buried last Wednesday, he having died of consumption, leaving a wife and three small children, the youngest of which is not expected to live.

Personal Mention.
Miss Maud OATS has been visiting friends in Plano this week.
Mrs. Judge MALTBIE who has been visiting in Denison returned home Friday.
Mr. F. B. CAMERON and wife have been enjoying the sea breeze of Galveston this week.
We received a pleasant call Saturday from Mr. G. W. LUCK of Weston.
M. W. WALKED went to Dallas Saturday, on business connected with his shop at this place.
Col. E. K. RUDOLPH of Greenville was in McKinney Sunday.
Miss Mary DARNEL, of Sherman returned home Friday. Miss Bessie ARDINGER accompanied her.
H. A. McDONALD and wife, Mrs. Joe CLINE, Will BRISTOL and others went to Galveston Saturday.
Mrs. D. O. SKIDMORE of Gainesville, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe HALL living three miles north-west of McKinney.
Miss Douglass BOMAR, who has been visiting friends and relatives here returned to Gainesville Monday. She was accompanied by Miss Alice BOMAR.
In the case of the State vs. HOWELL for killing a man near Farmersville, several years ago, the jury brought in a verdict of not guilty.
Mrs. W. G. BARNES has been sick for several weeks, but at this writing is reported as somewhat better.
Mrs. Hershall HOWARD has gone to Kentucky to visit her parents.

Letter List.
McKinney City, Texas. Date of List, July 17, 1886.
AGER, William; BOOM, Ben; CILLING, Miss Cladie; DORSEY, Mose; JACKSON, Miss Rosa; LURLEY, Van; McNEIL, Thomas; ROBERT, D. W.; TAYLOR, Thomas E.; WILLIAMS, J. M.

The McKinney Literary Society Officers: J. R. GOUGH, J. T. JOHNSON, Clint THOMPSON, Miss Fannie RODGERS; Miss Sallie BATTLE, Miss Allie ROGERS, G. R. SMITH, Miss Marie ARMSTRONG, and Miss Lula HILL and H. D. GILBERT. Saturday night’s programme participants: Miss Etta WILEY, Hurbert HAMILTON, Willie POTTS, T. F. MANGUM, G. R. SMITH, G. C. WOODSON.


The McKinney Gazette. July 29, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 12

Local News.
Rev. Jas. IVY will address the Normal School Teachers and the members of the McKinney Literary Society Friday night.
Bishop GARRETT, of the Episcopal Church, availing himself of the courtesies of the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, will preach at the latter church Sunday. Rev. John r. ALLEN will occupy the pulpit at night.
A man named PHILLIPS was killed, Monday, by falling into a well near New Hope, three miles East of McKinney. It seems that he was making some repairs at the time and tripped up and fell backwards into the well, receiving injuries from which he died in a very few minutes.
In the case of the State vs. HORTON, for the killing of MONTGOMERY, at Farmersville, some time since, the jury brought in a verdict finding defendant guilty of manslaughter, and sentenced him to two years in the penitentiary.
Mrs. Morris ARON has been quite sick for two weeks past.
Miss Maud SISK, of Weatherford, is visiting Mrs. M. H. GARNETT.
Miss Julia MISTER of Plano was visiting in the city Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. J. W. BLANTON was in to see us Saturday.
William PEARCE and wife of Plano, were in McKinney Monday.
Mrs. Lillie McKINSTRY, who has been visiting friends here, left for her home in Honey Grove, Saturday.
Mrs. A. L. FAIRCHILD, in company with her mother, has gone to Rock Bridge in Virginia for their health.
Miss Maud OATS, who has been visiting friends in Plano, has returned home.
Mr. J. O. KERR was among the Gazette’s welcome visitors Saturday.
Mr. Dick HOUSTON and his sister, Miss Etta who have been visiting their brother, G. G. HOUSTON, for several weeks left Saturday for their home in Abbeville, Mississippi.
Mr. James K. RUDOLPH came down from Sherman on business. Jim says that he has turned his mustache out since he left, but we could see no difference.
Quite a lively row took place at Farmersville, Saturday, in which a man named HOWELL was spatted two times in the head with beer glasses. Otherwise than being cut, he was not much hurt. Playing billiards and drinking whisky was the cause.

Letter List.
Date of List, July 24, 1886. BUSH, Henry; CONNOR, H. M.; FULTS, Daniel; GREENWADE, J. J.; GISH, B. F.; JACKSON, J. H.; McWHIRTER, J. E.; NELSON, R. R.; SHANKS, Rev. J. O.; SIMMONS, Beauregard; THOMPSON, Rev. G. H.; WATSON, Miss Josy; WATSON, G. W.; WILSON, Florence (colored); WITHERS, W. E. 3.

Todd WARDEN’s Circus. A drunken tough was in town Saturday and came as near running things his own way as had been done for a long time. He had been boisterous all day, and Marshall Todd WARDEN proceeded to call time on the said tough about 7 o’clock that evening. He was too much for the marshall and thinking to quiet him a little, Todd hit him over the head with his revolver. He wouldn’t beef at all, so Todd had to call in Rich RAMBO, Scott PHILLIPS, John DAVIS, and several others to help land him in the cooler. It was as much as these gentlemen could do to get him to the calaboose, and when they did get him there, they couldn’t get away from him. He caught John DAVIS by the beard and was beginning to harvest the same, when Mr. DAVIS came the choking act on the tough. This done him. He let go and laid down limber as a dish rag.

A man named BACCUS attempted to commit suicide on Monday evening last, by cutting his throat. While standing at the head of the stairs in the south hall of the court house, he snatched a knife from a bystander and quick as a flash, drew the blade across his throat, cutting an ugly gash several inches long. He ....was removed into Assessor McLARRY’s office, where the doctors proceeded to dress the wound. He had been adjudged insane in the County Court that morning and was to have been taken to the asylum that evening.

The wife of Harrison WILSON, (colored) died on Friday evening last.

Mr. D. J. HUNT has purchased a shoe shop at Plano where he will do fine custom work.

A mare belonging to Aleck FOREMAN, (colored) who lives in the southwest part of the city, fell in a well Sunday night, but was pulled out before any serious damage was done.

Jim DOWELL’s long lost pocket book has been found. On Monday evening while re-stacking lumber in NENNEY’s yard, Jonah VARNER found the book, wrapped in an old Dallas Herald and stuck in under a pile of lumber. Nothing was missing from its contents.

Edgar, son of Capt. R. M. BOARD, happened to what came near proving a very serious accident on Thursday. While he and some of his companions were trying to ride a calf, the calf threw its head up and struck Edgar just over the left eye, cutting a horrible gash, rendering the boy insensible for some time. Dr. McCARTY was called and dressed the wound.

J. T. HUNN was declared insane in the County Court on Tuesday morning. Mr. HUNN had been acting very strangely for some time, and for several days before was threatening to kill his brothers and sisters and several others in the neighborhood.

C. W. NEWSOME, who has been conducting a confectionary and family grocery on the southwest corner of the square for some time past, has sold out and quit the business. This move is made necessary because of failing health.

Mr. Fred PORKER has moved his bakery to the north side of East Louisiana.


The McKinney Gazette. August 12, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 14

Clinton Thompson, Editor and Propr.

Letter from Blue Ridge.
B. F. EAKLE has sold out to W. H. McCARTY.
Mrs. WEBB, wife of Dr. A. L. WEBB of Blue Ridge, is now visiting friends and relatives in Tennessee.
We have been made glad by two refreshing showers. We had two nice rains this week, although not enough to put any water in the creeks to do any good.

Mr. Hugh K. RUDOLPH, accompanied by his aunt, Miss Cathie KIRKPATRICK and Misses Sina JONES and Lizzie DUER, left for Gainesville this morning, on a visit to friends and relatives.

One day this week John WELCH’s little baby jumped from the window and dislocated its hip joint. Dr. Max S. METZ was called in and after putting the little chap under influence of chloroform, set the misplaced joint.

Hon. J. W. THROCKMORTON is at home and confined to his room.

R. M. BOARD is now in New York where he has gone to purchase his Fall Stock of Dry Goods, Notions, Clothing, Boots and Shoes.

Allen’s Female Seminary, M’Kinney, Texas.
J. H. ALLEN, Principal. Miss Mattie CAPPS, Assistant. Only sixty pupils at the highest limit will be received in this school and only 30 to the teacher.

On Sunday last, while engaged, with some other small boys, in driving up the cows, Johnny WEBB met with an accident which came near proving fatal. The horse he was riding ran over a cow, and throwing little WEBB to the ground, rolled over onto him. He was unconscious for some time. Drs. ABBOTT waited on him and soon had him beyond danger.

We hear that J. B. ENGLEMAN, who lives east of Allen, has succeeded in drilling his artesian well to the depth of about 1000 feet.

Mr. L. COMPTON, of Allen, died at the residence of his brother, Dr. COMPTON on last Sunday morning at 4 o’clock, and was buried Sunday evening. A large concourse of people followed the remains to their last resting place.

The little babe of Mr. and Mrs. COVERT, in the southeast part of the city, is very sick.

Mrs. W. G. BARNES is yet very sick.

Mrs. Frank KOEPSEL of Sherman, is visiting her mother, Mrs. J. D. POND.

F. M. THOMPSON has sold the Dr. WRIGHT farm, southeast of the city, for $1700. The Messrs. DEMENT were the purchasers.

Mr. J. M. HOBSON of Allen, paid us a pleasant call.

Mrs. Henry WILSON, of Collinsville, Grayson Co., is visiting her daughters, Mrs. HEARD and ERWIN.

Miss Maud SISK, who has been visiting in our city returned to her home in Weatherford.

Mr. Charley PARKER and James K. RUDOLPH came down from Sherman on a short visit to their folks.

Mr. G. C. MOUNTCASTLE and family have returned from the Grand drill after having spent a day or two in the Island City.

Mrs. J. A. IVEY is visiting her parents and friends in Georgia and will remain a month.

Mr. W. T. BEVERLEY, accompanied by Misses Sallie FITZHUGH and Daisy CAMERON returned fro Galveston today.

J. H. DOMAN, one of McKinney’s prominent cattle men has been in Sherman this week.

Jas. FITZHUGH and John COOKE have returned from their trip to Galveston.

Mr. R. S. CROFT, of Gray Bill, was in to see us Tuesday.

Miss Bessie CREED was visiting in the city Monday.

Letter List. Date of List, August 7, 1886.
BIRD, R. D.; BAKER, W. S.; BYRD, E. K.; BIRCH, W. B.; BROWDER, Mrs. Mary J.; COLEMAN, S. C.; CURTIS, Mabel 2; DIAL, Frank; FAIRES, Mrs. Fannie; GOSDIN, A. B.; HUTCHERSON, P. F.; JONES, All; MARRION, Mrs. Tex; MOORE, Miss Mary; McNEIL, Miss Angelina; SACHAP, William (care of R. T. SHELTON); SHELL, C. H., SUTTLE, R. L.; TALLEY, J. W.


The McKinney Gazette. August 19, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 15

Clinton Thompson, Editor and Propr.

Democratic County Ticket.
Representative — E. W. H. SHELBURNE
County Judge — J. A. L. WOLFE
Tax Collector — W. R. POWELL
Tax Assessor — R. A. McLARRY
County Treasurer — Wm. G. BAGLEY
County Surveyor — M. H. BYRNE
Sheriff — Gabe BECK
County Attorney — W. T. BEVERLEY
County Clerk — J. W. WADDILL

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of one R. H. HATHAWAY, will confer a favor on an anxious brother by addressing Leonard HATHAWAY, Anna, Tex., it having 14 years since the missing man way heard from.

Horse Runs Away. A jolly and dangerous ride was made yesterday by Austin CROUCH, in Mr. KRAUSE’s delivery wagon, which shot across the square like an arrow and down Tennessee Street, north. Good judgement prevailed and after running about half a mile, the horse was brought under control and brought to the square to the relief and joy of the large crowd of spectators that had, with abated breath, looked for a tragedy that did not occur.

Letter List.
Date of List, August 14, 1886.
BARNUM, R. L.; BITCHMOW, A. B.; CARLISLE, Jonah; DENTON, H. A.; GARRETT, Miss Fannie; HAGER, John H.; HOGUE, Joseph D.; HUEY, Joe; JHOUS [sic], Mrs. Frances; MORE, T. E.; NEWMAN, Rev. Mack; NIX, Mrs. N. M.; SIMMONS, R. L.; THOMPSON, James; THOMPSON, Mrs. M. M.

The little two months old child of Henry RICHARDE died yesterday evening at 2 o’clock. It had been sick but was getting well when it was bitten by a spider, which caused its death.

A party of railroaders passed through the city yesterday. One of them eat [sic] a meal at HOWARD’s Restaurant and refused to pay for it. Tom BOWER knocked him down with a chair as the result.

Little Jennie Scott WILSON, who is to be the principal actor in the Young Ladies’ Concert, is certainly a prodigy. Though only eleven years old, she renders some eighty pieces, many of them long and difficult.

Mrs. Elizabeth RODMAN, well known by all the citizens of McKinney, died at her home, near the Christian Church, on Monday the 16th inst. Mrs. RODMAN had been a citizen of Collin County for 30 years, and leaves many friends and relatives who have our sympathy.

Mr. and Mrs. COVERT’s little babe died Tuesday evening. It had been weakly for a long time and was attacked with cholera infantum.

Our City Dads.
Mayor ARMSTRONG issued a summons for all aldermen of the city to appear before him Wednesday evening. And they did, all but one. Merrill JOHNSON says he was put under a $1000 bond to have his brains present. F. M. HILL, J. M. PEARSON, Silas BOYD, Robert SEAY AND Merrill JOHNSON were on hand to look after the interests of the city.....Reports were received from different sources: The city allowed the following accounts: John Berry COX , Lindsey WILSON, G. W. EVANS, H. A. McDONALD, J. P. DOWELL, J. A. YAUNE, Todd WARDEN. Madame RICHARDE was allowed the privilege of erecting a neat little music room on the College grounds. ....

The Lost Found. Mr. G. E. BALLEW, a citizen of this county, residing about four miles northeast from McKinney, was greatly rejoiced one day last week at the arrival at his house of a son, whom he had not seen or heard of for eighteen years. Mr. BALLEW was married 1866 in the State of Georgia. His wife survived this marriage eighteen months, leaving the above mentioned son, John L. Burton BALLEW. The motherless boy was taken by his maternal aunt, Mrs. Allen BAILEY, to care for as her own child. Soon after Mr. BALLEW started for Texas to select a permanent home. While he was West, Mrs. BAILEY took the boy and went to Indiana, without letting the father know where the boy was, alleging as a reason she thought BALLEW would marry again, and the boy would have to serve a stepmother. For years, Mr. BALLEW hunted his lost boy. Not finding him, he married again, and as there were no questions asked, Mr. BALLEW did not tell that he had ever been married, and his present wife was in complete ignorance of the fact until the lost son found the father.
When it was made known to her that the young man who had just arrived was the son of her husband, she said if it was a fact, she was willing to receive him as a son. The way the young man found his father was through an aunt, a sister of Mr. G. E. BALLEW, whom he had not heard of for eighteen years until a short time ago. This sister, however, had known all the time of the whereabouts of the boy. The day before the arrival of young BALLEW, Mr. B. had a visit from a sister, Mrs. C. W. BRANNUM, whom he had not seen for twenty-three years. So it seems that Texas, and especially Collin County, is becoming the place, not only for the re-union of ex-Confederate and ex-Federal soldiers, but the place where the happiest re-unions take place, that of friends and relatives; faint shadows of that re-union which is in store for the veteran and the humble worker who endures the toils, cares and trials of this life.

A man named Philetus GROVE happened to a very painful accident last Thursday, in which he had the misfortune to lose three of his fingers on the left hand, his hand having been caught in the bolting machinery of BURRUS’ Mill a mile northeast of the city.

The party at the residence of Mr. WALKER living five miles south of McKinney, Monday night last, given in honor of Miss Mattie CALHOUN, of Dallas, who is the guest of Misses Tommie and Mell WALKER was a most enjoyable affair.
Dr. ABBOTT’s team ran away Saturday. Besides having his fine buggy smashed up, the doctor will in all probability lose two of the finest buggy animals in the city, owing to the fright given, rendering them unsafe to work in a buggy.

Personal Mention.
Mrs. B. W. RHINE was visiting in Dallas Friday.
Mrs. J. L. TODD is spending a few days in Lebanon this week.
Mrs. W. R. POWELL and Miss Lena BENGE are visiting friends in Bonham.
J. M. DEVAULT, our enterprising groceryman, was in Dallas on business.
Mrs. Eliza COMPEER of Waco is visiting her sister, Mrs. F. M. BALL of McKinney.
Miss Lula LILLARD after spending a pleasant time in Weston returned home Sunday.
Misses Sallie and Alice FITZHUGH will leave this evening for Plano to spend a few days.
R. F. COOKE of Allen, father of our young friend, John COOK has moved to Cooke County.
Mr. Dock TURNER, of Greenville, was in the city this week, shaking hands with his many friends.
Robert BRISTOL, with Jacob ARON & Bro., returned from Galveston Monday.
Mr. J. W. BLANTON has gone to Tyler, Texas to be present at the re-union of Ross’ Brigade. We wish him a pleasant time.
Mrs. Babe MARSHAL, saleslady for G. C. MOUNTCASTLE & Co., is visiting friends in Bonham.
James R. GOUGH left Wednesday last for a trip into the Panhandle Country to look after his ranch interests.
Mr. A. W. McDONALD, of St. Paul, was in to see us Saturday.
Mr. Lee FAIRES has sold his farm of L. D. NEWSOME for $3000.
Ernest DITTO, who had been spending several weeks in the Blue Grass Region – Kentucky, has come to dwell with us again. We are informed that Mrs. DITTO preferred to remain in Kentucky.
Prof. G. C. WOODSON, who had been attending the Summer Normal at this place, received a telegram announcing that he had been elected principal of the Public School at Corpus Christi, Texas, and he left for that place Saturday.
Duke W. HARRISON returned Tuesday morning to Greenville, where he has a situation in a dry goods store.


The McKinney Gazette. August 26, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 16

Clinton Thompson, Editor and Propr.

Personal Mention.
O. L. BIEBINGER has gone on a trip to St. Louis.
Mrs. Ida Ball HARRISON of Greenville, is visiting her brothers, the Messrs, BALL of this city.
Miss Beatrice FAIRCHILD who has been visiting in Honey Grove returned home Saturday.
Mr. BIRGE of Sherman is among the cotton buyers on our streets.
Misses Marie ARMSTRONG and Pearl BAGLEY are visiting friends at Farmersville this week.
Miss Lizzie DUER, who has been visiting friends in Gainesville, returned home Monday.
Miss Tillie SCHULTZ will leave next week to accept a position in Prof. NASH’s school at Sherman.
Mr. James BALL returned last Saturday from a trip to Jacksborough and other Western towns.
Mr. L. W. HAMILTON’s family returned from an extended visit in and around Plano last Monday.
Dr. B. M. E. SMITH, who has been very sick for some time past, we are glad to hear, is now convalescent.
Henry WILEY is expected home Saturday to spend the vacation with his many relatives and friends in this city.
Mr. Billie COX and Mr. John McIVER returned from a trip West where they witnessed the biggest rain of the season.
Miss Alice McKINNEY, who has been visiting in the city for several weeks, returned to her home in Bonham.
Miss Ivy HARRIS, who has been spending several weeks with her sister, Mrs. NORVEL, at Corsican, returned home last Saturday.
Mrs. Herschel HOWARD returned last Thursday, from her trip to Tennessee. We are glad to hear that she had a pleasant time.
Mr. HITCHER, formerly of Weston, but recently of Decatur, Wise County, was in town this week looking around with a view of locating.
Miss Julia HARRIS spent several days in McKINNEY, the guest of the Misses MITCHELL. She returned to Benison, Saturday.
Mrs. WILSON, the mother of Little Jennie Scott WILSON, with her two daughters, are an interesting trio. That have traveled almost in every county in Texas.
Mrs. Ella BROWN, sister of the WOLCOTT Bros., of this place, died on the 17th inst., at her old home in Thebes, Ill, only a short time after her return from Decatur, Texas.
Dr. S. H. ABOTT has returned from a trip to Cincinnati, looking stout and vigorous.
Mr. Willis r. DOWELL has purchased a choice lot in the south part of town on which he will erect a nice building to be occupied by his mother, Mrs. Caroline DOWELL.
Professor ALEXANDER and lady, of Farmersville, spent Saturday and Sunday in our city the guest of the MATHEWS’ house.
Messrs. J. L. and G. B. HILL of McKINNEY have made arrangements and will open up a grocery store at Wylie as soon as they can secure a house.
Mr. J. O. STRAUGHAN was a caller at the Gazette office Tuesday.
Mr. J. R. GOUGH has returned from a tour out West.
Mrs. GIBSON will begin giving Music Lessons on the 1st of Sept., Wednesday.

The Celina Convention.
A Democratic Convention for the purpose of selecting candidates for senator and floater for the counties of Collin and Denton met at Celina on Tuesday, Aug. 24. The following gentlemen were placed in nomination for senator, Messrs. William ALLEN, S. A. McKINNEY, and W. A. KENDALL all of Denton County. After balloting several times, Messrs. ALLEN and McKINNEY were withdrawn and Mr. W. A. KENDALL, Henry A. FINCH and J. D. NAYLOR of Collin were then put in nomination for floater, resulting in the nomination of Mr. J. D. NAYLOR of Millwood.

A Vindication.
Having learned with deepest mortification that certain parties in Collin County are endeavoring to cast reflections on the character of W. W. H. SHELBURNE, bur circulating a report that in 1885 he stole a mule from me...... I make this statement... Any person who has circulated said charges against E. W. H. SHELBURNE has done so on incorrect information. [Signed] B. S. SHELBURNE, Lebanon, Tex.

Local News Items.
The whooping cough is raging among the children now.
Con McGARRAH says six of his children have had the whooping cough in the last few weeks.
The Farmers’ and Laborers’ held their convention in McKINNEY Saturday and nominated Joe WILKINS for Justice Peace, Andrew ATKINSON for constable, Precinct 1, and Dave DOUGLAS, of Weston, for Commissioner.
Granville, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. WOLCOTT, Monday, August 22.
Mrs. J. M. RICHARD’s Primary school will open on Monday, September 6, 1886. Boys over six years of age will not be received.
It is said that J. B. ENGLEMAN has struck a vein of silver in his artesian well.

A very difficult surgical operation was performed on Mrs. J. F. BALL’s face yesterday. A tumor, which had started from a small kernel on the side of the face, had grown to such proportions as to endanger life, and it was thought best to have it removed. Dr. SIMS was assisted by Drs. WILEY, McCARTY, GIBSON, and ERWIN.

Andrew WILSON, a prosperous colored farmer, brought in a stalk of cotton Friday morning of the Peterkin variety on which were 160 bolls and squares. WILSON says this is an average stalk, through his crop is seriously injured by drouth.


The McKINNEY Gazette. September 16, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 19

Clinton Thompson, Editor and Propr.

George WILCOX has returned home after his long absence, during which he visited numerous States in the Union and had a pleasant time.

We hear that T. P. T. McLEAN got on a drunk Tuesday evening, and becoming frenzied, fired several shots at the Elm Saloon. He was arrested and lodged in the calaboose.

In the examining trial of Kit TAYLOR, charged with killing Morgan HAMPTON, colored, Judge GRAY placed TAYLOR under a $2000 bond to await the action of the grand jury.

The little daughter of Mr. BROOKS, living in the southeast part of the city, fell on a broken jar one day this week, which severed the upper lip and produced a ghastly wound. Four stitches had to be taken in sewing the lip back to the proper place. The McKINNEY Land, Loan and Building Association perfected their organization on last Tuesday by electing the following: G. C.. MOUNTCASTLE, R. T. SEAY, Jas. L. WHITE, J. R. PARKER, E. H. BOWLBY and R. C. WOOD.

From Blue Ridge.
Rev. James N. GIBSON has returned from a visit to friends and relatives near Fort Worth.
The wife of Dr. A. L. WEBB, of our little village, who has been visiting relatives in Tennessee, has returned home.
Dr. G. A. TATE, who was the partner of Dr. L. W. GRAVE, at his death, has returned to the Ridge, and I am told will remain until about Christmas.
There has been [sic] two weddings in our vicinity since our last communication, namely: Mr. Luther GIBSON to Miss SETSER and Mr. N. N. NANCE to Miss Crissie McCLEARLEY.

Letter from Gray Bill. A very sad accident happened at Mr. KERR’s gin last Friday. Frank KERR was working around the stand and his right arm was taken in by the gin saws and was literally torn into atoms up to his elbow. Dr. J. R. DeLONG, of Elm Grove, and Dr. BURT of Blue Ridge, were called in and proceeded to amputate the limb. At this writing, three days later, the young man is doing well.

Probate Notice.
To all persons interested in the estate of R. C. SHIPLEY, deceased, notice is hereby given that J. S. SHIPLEY, administrator of the estate has filed his final account...

We Have Been Told.
That Charley HEARD is engaged.
That J. Lee TODD has a goat ranch.
That Ernest DITTO should buy a larger cane.
That Worth RAY makes a neat little city attorney.
That Bob BRISTOL’s mustache looms up in the moonlight.
That John Berry COX spells his name with a “G” – sometimes.
That Will TALLY’s favorite remark is, “Well, just let the rabbit set.”
That Henry WILEY is talking about going into the grease extracting business.
That a sign reading “LAWSON & SMITH, Brothers-in-Law would be the proper caper.
That a certain young lady remarked that she wished Johnny STOVALL was as old as his brother Billy.
That Bill MARTIN is going to organize a class in music.
That Billie JOHNSON feeds his oysters on hay.
That Con WALKER has had the blues ever since last Thursday. Don’t cry Con, she will be back when the roses come again.
That Clarence SMITH says he knows when two is company and three a whole camp meeting...
That it nearly kills Willie COOKE to misunderstand a young lady’s name when introduced.
That when one of Ed. TAYLOR’s organs or pianos don’t go just to suit him he sits down and goes to arguing with the instrument.
That J. Y. GILL says it is very annoying to be in an adjoining room where there is so much kissing going on and that he don’t see what makes new married folks do that way.
That Jim WOODS is now prepared to give lessons as to how they court in France.

Mr. J. W. ISBELL and Miss Mary L. HUFF were married by Judge J. A. L. WOLFE, on Saturday last.

Married. At the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. John MONCEY, living five miles north-west of McKINNEY, Mr. J. K. BELCHER to Miss Alice MONCEY.

Eli NEAL being somewhat of an epicure, and this being September with an r in it, appropriated a two-pound can of oysters, belonging to J. E. MULKEY. For this Eli got there in the county jail.

A man named Henry SHAWLER happened to a severe and painful accident one day last week. While driving across a cotton patch with several bales of cotton, a bale fell off the wagon and onto him.

We are glad to report the good news that Eld. Alf. DOUGLAS, living near Melissa, is improving, and his recovery is now fully assured.

Justice J. W. GRAY exhibits in his office a war club, with which John BUTLER attempted to make peace with John PEARCE. Judge GRAY was the final referee in the matter and holds the stake.


The McKINNEY Gazette. September 23, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 20

Clinton Thompson, Editor and Propr.

A Fatal Accident.
A fatal accident happened to Miss Lena HENRY, a young lady about 16 years old, of Plano, Monday. While on her way to Dallas in a wagon, she was thrown violently to the ground by the team running away, three miles south of Plano. The mules attached to the wagon kicked her several times, the wheels also passing over her body, from the effects of which she died in about an hour after the accident. Her mother and several children, who were to have met her at Dallas, were waiting at Plano for the train when they were told the sad news.

Sudden Death.
On Tuesday last, Mrs. Martha ALLEN, aged 86 years, living at Melissa, died very suddenly, the cause of her death being unknown, as she was enjoying very good health and had helped about the house work that morning. Near noon she lay down to rest, but when called for dinner she did not respond. She was found in a dying condition, and expired a few moments thereafter. She was a most estimable lady.

Mr. Joseph E. JOHNSON, of the drug firm of Smith & Johnson, returned Monday last from an extended tri to Manitou Springs, Col., where he has been breathing the pure mountain air and drinking the sparkling waters of the Rockies for several months.

Married> Mr. Ragland MOORMAN of Dallas, and Miss Anna PITMAN of this city were married at the Presbyterian Church yesterday evening.
A man named Ira CRAVENS was arrested one day last week for “totin weepins”. He appeared before Mayor ARMSTRONG Monday and City Attorney RAY stuck him $40 worth.

The health of the community has been seriously affected by the dry and very hot weather. The malarial germ rests in the bad quality of water in general use.

A letter from Austin states that our young friend Frank WILCOX has passed his examination in law.

Our Wilson School House reporter says that Uncle David BOMAR, while hauling fodder killed fourteen copper head snakes on less than one acre of ground and that he therefore talks of increasing his stock of “snake medicine.” Also reports that Robert STIFF, who has been very sick, is convalescent.

The City Council.
The City Council met on Tuesday night. Hon. Lindsey WILSON’s name was read and from what the reporter can learn, LINDSEY is praying for $16.00 which he claims is due him on services rendered the city. The Committee on Accounts can not see, as LINDSEY sees and concluded that he has done $1.80 worth of labor.
E. N. McAULAY was allowed $1.50 for oil.
Johnny MOORE was allowed 50 cents for conducting the remains of a dead dog over the space intervening between the place in which that animal lay and outside the city limits.
Todd WARDEN was allowed $44.60 for feeding prisoners.
A case now came up in which T. P. T. McLAIN was one of the leading actors, though he was not present. This was in regard to Mc. Having pawned his watch to John FAULKNER, if the latter would stand for his fine....
Prof. JOHNSON was allowed sixty days further time in which to build his sidewalk.
George BARRETT who has made an excellent officer, was retained as night watch.

Miss Ollie PLEMMONS has received the appointment to the Normal School, at Huntsville.

We Have Been Told.
That Ed. TAYLOR has an original theory in regard to cats and pitchforks.
That Dr. DYE has disposed of one of his bird dogs to the highest bidder.
That Charley PARKER had to come down and have that lip operated on again.
That Tuck HILL has some of the finest short horn cattle to be found in North Texas.
That Jim WOODS says please don’t tease him about his new profession.
That Wilroe GUMM don’t like for a young lady to tell him he looks like he had been chewed.
That Beecher ADAMS has a queer fascination for the initials , “B. To L.”
That a little fun now and then is relished by the best of men. The J. B. C. and the M. B. C., for instance.
That it’s a picnic for the Johnson Block Club to get Hamon McCARTY and John COOK to attend the same meeting.
That J. Lee TODD wants to employ two brave men to take charge of his goat ranch.
That Johnny THOMAS always takes particular care as to how he stamps “dainty little envelopes” that are continually passing through his hands.

Personal Mention.
Mr. J. W. COLEMAN spent Sunday in Dallas.
Monroe HARRIS is at home, sick with the dengue.
Mr. James K. RUDOLPH is home down with the dengue.
T. LAND, of Melissa, was in the city Tuesday.
Mrs. O. M. MINER, although still quite sick, is reported to be improving slowly.
Messrs. W. M. HYNDS and Charley BATTLE went to Dallas last Sunday evening.
Misses Alice and Sallie FITZHUGH and Cora WILSON, and Messrs. Jim SHRADER and Wm. BRISTOL, called on Mrs. Clint CUMMINS, in Allen Sunday.
Mr. Corbin CARTER died near Melissa, on Monday night the 15th inst. Of slow fever. Mr. CARTER was a good citizen and his death is regretted by the entire community.
Messrs. W. T. BRADLEY and W. W. CRAM, of Melissa gave us a pleasant call.
Miss Lydia MATTHEWS returned from Benison Sunday.
Capt. Wm. A. KENDALL of Pilot Point, Democratic nominee for State Senator was in the city last Monday.

Local News Items.
Dr. H. M. MARKHAM was taken suddenly and seriously ill Wednesday night.
John McMILLAN for toting a small cannon, held the boards in Justice GRAY’s court Friday.
A Sad Duty.
There appeared before Judge WOLFE and a jury Friday, Mrs. Ida ROBERTS, a lovely woman some thirty years of age. By her side was a handsome boy of five summers. Mrs. ROBERTS was there to answer a charge of lunacy and after hearing her sad story the jury found it was necessary that she be restrained and mother and child were parted. Mrs. ROBERTS was a Miss HUGELY, a member of a family well and favorably known in Dallas, Denton and Collin Counties. The jury which decided this case were impaneled to determine whether or no Mrs. C. M. BONE was sane. Mrs. BONE is about fifty years of age, had a pleasant, motherly face and was clad in a neat dress. She carried about her none of the evidences of insanity. The jury, however, after hearing the evidence, and over the protest that they were not competent to judge of sane people, disagreed with Mrs. BONE and adjudged her insane.


The McKINNEY Gazette. September 30, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 21

Clinton Thompson, Editor and Propr.

Over the County.
William SMITH, living on the McKINNEY and Weston road, about three miles south of the latter place, has just completed a handsome residence, which adds much to the appearance of the place.
We learn that Mr. A. S. GRAVES of the Hackberry neighborhood shot at a rabid dog a few days since, but it escaped.
We called on Mr. J. E. CARRUTH, living two miles northeast of Weston, and was shown his woods pasture, set with orchard grass.
We learn that to date, McKINNEY Bros., in the northeast part of Collin have put up 380 bales of cotton; ROBINSON, at Weston, 205 bales; DOUGLASS & BUCHANAN, at Weston, 377 bales.
Mrs. BROWN, wife of Jesse BROWN, of Weston, died on the evening of the 26 inst of flux and fever.

Last Friday was court day at Blue Ridge. In the case of the State vs. B. F. EAKLES, we understand a continuance was had until next term of court, owing to the inability of the prisoner to attend court.

Todd Warden’s Side Show.
Todd Warden is a vigilant officer none will deny...TODD spotted a couple of suspicious looking characters and after keeping track of them all day, they eluded his vigilance after dark. 12:30 Sunday morning, he discovered a small glimmer of light in the rear of Jim DOWELL’s hardware store. Cautiously approaching the rear door, he discovered it to be ajar, and drawing his revolver, boldly entered to find two men at the safe. Imagine his chagrin when Jim DOWELL and Bob WOODS turned and smiled audibly at his demand to surrender.

Died. On September 24, 1886, Ladonia, infant daughter of G. C. and Hattie THOMPSON, aged six weeks.

F. M. HILL, one of the directors of the county Fair, is working like a beaver to make the stock department complete.

We Have Been Told.
That the alarm clock goes off at 8 p.m. when Bob DOWLEN calls on his girl.
That Capt. MANGUM likes to go to Weston, or in that direction anyhow.
That J. Lee TODD says he has employed Jim WILEY and A. C. VARNER to care for his goats.
That Dr. DYE’s efforts to get Joe ERVIN to go snipe hunting failed for one reason only.
That John COOK does not belong to the church but that he has a creed.
That Ed. ALLEN denies the soft impeachment, but that his brother Clarence is not so certain.
That Jim GOUGH is a veteran hot tamale cater, but that he didn’t eat shucks and all.
That the dengue is afraid to tackle Ed. TAYLOR as he would undoubtedly sell it a piano.
That we know now why Billie STOVALL is such a friend to Robert BASS, over at the Collin County Dry Goods store.
That John Welch has a life-like description for Geo. WILCOX’s shoes, but that George also knows where to cast anchor.
That Jonah VARNER has charge of the hosiery department in BOARD’s store.
That Aleck BULLOCK, at BIEBINGER’s trades thusly: A young lady and her mother stepped into the store and wanted to know the prices of some ribbon. Mr. BULLOCK, becoming smitten with the young lady’s innocent looks and ruby lips, leaned over the counter and whispered, “Two kisses per yard.” The young lady said she would take ten yards at that price. Bullock measured off ten yards and threw in a piece about seven inches long. [Then] the young lady informed that her mother would settle the bill.

Personal Mention.
Sick with the dengue: Miss Lizzie DUER, Mrs. Judge GRAY, Dr. SIM’s family, Mr. C. H. LAKE’s family, Mr. A. J. TAYLOR’s family, Ben RHINE’s family, Willie Dye, Millard WOLCOTT, Bob DOWELL, Hammon McCARTY, F. M. THOMPSON, the real estate agent, Mr. Joe Rodgers and his little son, Charlie, Leland FRANKLIN.
Miss Bettie CREED of Hilltown was in the city Friday on a visit to relatives.
Miss S. PEYTON, of Stanford, Ky., is visiting the family of Greenbury ADAMS.
Miss Emma ATKINSON, of Spring Hill, Mo., is visiting her uncle, F. M. HILL.
Miss Minnie REXRODE is attending the Sam Houston Normal Institute at Huntsville.
Mr. Lock SEAY and family have returned from a visit to the St. Louis exposition.
Henry WILEY has returned to Annapolis, Md., where he is attending the naval school.
H. C. DEBOW, was a visitor in the office Monday.
Misses Alice GIBSON and Bettie FITZHUGH called on us Friday evening.
Mr. C. H. WYSONG, living near Melissa, was in to see us Saturday.
The store of Andrew BURNS at St. Paul, was broken into and burglarized Monday night.

Dr. PARDUE and Miss Laura MITCHELL were married at the residence of rev. J. R. ALLEN last night at 8 o’clock.

One year ago W. H. BURGER, a ginner near the city had ginned fifty-five bales. This season he has ginned 455 bales to date.


The McKINNEY Gazette. October 14, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 23

Clinton Thompson, Editor and Propr.

Hon. B. F. CHRISTIAN, better known as Uncle Ben, one of the oldest settlers of Grayson county, died at his home in Whitesboro on Monday last, and on Tuesday his mortal remains were committed to mother earth by the loving hands of his brother Odd Fellows of which order he was a distinguished member.

Last Friday night, during a rain storm, the barn of Mr. CROZIER, living about two miles south of Lebanon, was struck by lightning and took fire, burning Mr. CROZIER’s entire grain and hay crop. The loss is very heavy on the old gentleman, who is 68 years of age.

B. F. ALLEN, telegraph operator, for being drunk, was fined in the Mayor’s Court.

Mrs. Dr. METZ has arrived from her home in Illinois.

Blossoms from Bloomdale.
T. J. ROBISON and family will leave in a short time for California.
Miss Carrie WORK is in the Bloomdale community, after the interests of her school.
A social party was given the young folks last Monday night, at the residence of Mr. TALKINGTON.
Will KERR is having a lot of wheat ground at Thea’s which he says is for the western sufferers.

Over the County.
Mr. J. D. O’BRIEN of Northwest Collin has a very large and very fat hog. She will pull the scales at or near 500 pounds, net but is too fat for any use but lard.

Local Items from Rhea’s Mill.
Captain RHEA has the Dengue.
Mrs. Prof. MILLER has been very sick with the dengue.
Mr. J. A. MAHON left us last week for his old home at Moberly, Mo., Success to you “Jim”.
Misses Lennis ALEXANDER and Jennie HAGGARD, of Plano, have been visiting in our community the past week.
Quite a number of invited guests helped Mr. and Mrs. Prof. MILLER celebrate their Iron Wedding on last Monday evening.

Miss Ellen RENEAU, who has for several years been a member of the family of Mr. Thos. E. BOMAR, of this city, left for Houston yesterday evening, where she will in future reside with her brothers who are engaged on the railroads of that city.

Personal Mention.
Mr. F. PRICE of Melissa, was in to see us Tuesday.
Miss Ivy HARRIS is recovering from an attack of the dengue fever.
Mr. Andy WHITNEY, clerk at the Foote House, has had an attack of the dengue.
Down with the Dengue Fever: Mr. Brooks, book-keeper at Heard’s, Mr. BLACK at the residence of John W. HAMILTON, Mrs. J. S. STOVALL, Ned GULLETT.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WOOD will please accept thanks for a nice cake.
Hon. Henry A. FINCH returned from his trip to Mississippi Sunday.
Miss Emma WARDEN, was down from Melissa Sunday on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wms. WARDEN.
Messrs. Emmet ERICKSON and Joe STRAIN, living eight or ten miles southeast of McKINNEY were in to see us Tuesday.
Mr. J. L. RUSSELL near Farmersville, was in to see us Friday.
John INGRAM, salesman for Charley BATTLE, says the dengue was too much for him.
Uncle Sam YOUNG of Rowlett Creek is one of the old pioneers of Collin County, and has proved an honor to his country.
A crowd of young men composed of Joe ERVIN, William TALLY, Sam WELCH, Jas. FITZHUGH, Wm. CLOYD, Jno. S. WARTZ and Lou MATTHEWS, will, in a month or two start for California, which State they expect to make their future home.
We had a call this week from J. M. GRAVES of Melissa. Local News Items.
We understand that col. EDMUNDSON has entered eleven blooded horses in the Fair.
On Tuesday at Bill PERSOHN’s blacksmith shop, a man named BUSH was pawed by a mule and badly hurt.

We Have Been Told.
That Ned GULLET stands high in his business – fully six feet.
That Eugene WILSON has made a mash.
That Charley HEARD and Robert BRISTOL went to Dallas Sunday.
That it won’t be long till Hammond McCARTY will be taking another trip to Missouri.

As we go to press we have received an invitation to be present at the marriage of Mr. T. A. BALL to Miss Virgie WATSON, of Ladonia today at one o’clock.


The McKINNEY Gazette. November 11, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 27

Clinton Thompson, Editor and Propr.

A negro man named TAYLOR happened to a painful accident yesterday. While on his way to town from out West, when near Rock Hill he fell from the wagon and a wheel passed over his arm, fracturing it. Strange as it would seem, he felt no uneasiness until he reached the city, not knowing his arm was broken. He went to Dr. SIMS and had the broken limb bandaged.


Died — Saturday morning last, Mrs. Mary REXRODE, wife of H. E. REXRODE, died after a lingering illness at her home in the southwest part of the city, and was buried Sunday at the Allen Cemetery. Thus another family in our midst have had their hearts wrung with grief over the loss of a precious mother.

Death of Willie E. ARMSTRONG. On last Monday morning the citizens of our little city were startled by hearing of the sudden death of Willie E. ARMSTRONG, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. ARMSTRONG. It seems that Willie had been in bad health for several years, being afflicted with the phthisic [sic] and had been attacked with the dengue, the two combined causing his untimely death. Willie was a young man, thirty years of age, and was liked by all for his unassuming and kind disposition.

A Gazette reporter was informed by Contractor OGWIN that business in the building line is now lively though not quite so spirited as a few weeks since.

Mr. George HERNDON does not only breed, exhibit and sell fine horses and cattle, but believes in raising everything fine in the way of farm produce. Last week his estimable wife sent us a half bushel of the finest sweet potatoes and turnips on an average, we have seen this season.

The dengue is no respecter of persons. It has downed nearly every physician and lawyer, merchant and mechanic, in the city. This week Drs. WILEY and METZ, G. W. EVANS, attorney; J. W. OGWIN, carpenter, John Berry COX, carpenter, and many others are either down with or just recovering from the disease.

Mr. John G. DAVIS, living a few miles west of McKINNEY, says that the farms and farm houses in Hunt County are in better order, and the farmers in better condition financially than for years past.

Personal Mention.
Miss Lula LILLARD is down with slow fever.
Mr. Ben ESTES was down from Sherman Tuesday.
Tom TALLY of Whitesboro, was visiting in the city during the past week.
Charley BATTLE has just recovered from the second attack of the dengue.
Messrs. M. L. and J. T. HUFFMAN, were in to see the Gazette Monday.

Miss CAPPS, Prof. ALLEN’s assistant teacher, went home on a visit last Saturday. She was taken down with the dengue the next day.
Miss Mary WOLFORD, daughter of Congressman Frank WOLFORD, of Columbia, Ky., is visiting friends and relatives in McKINNEY.
Miss Mary CUMMINS left last Tuesday morning for Fort Meade, Florida where she will in future reside.

George D. PARKER left last week for Louisville, Ky., where he enters the Medical College of that place.


The McKINNEY Gazette. December 16, 1886, Vol. 1, No. 32

Clinton Thompson, Editor and Propr.

[In this issue an entire page of ‘news’ from various locations in Collin County was blurred in the microfilming process and virtually unreadable.] The hunting party, composed of Dr. and Ed. FOOTE, Cebe HATLER, J. O. STRAUGHAN, John WALLACE, John HOWARD and Frank ROBERTS, returned last Saturday from a thirty-eight days trip to the head waters of Little Red River, camping and hunting.

Mr. S. Z. BYRD, after several weeks confinement to his bed from typhoid fever, is again able to be around. Also his wife and two other members of his family, while a fifth one seems to be now taking the disease.

Mr. Jno. McIVERS’ little girl was badly hurt by a rock thrown by Dinkie JONES at another boy on Tuesday evening last.

Ex-Deputy Sheriff Leland FRANKLIN, of Allen was in on Saturday.

Mr. C. E. CARR, of Melissa, was one of our visitors this last week.

Personal Mention.
Miss Bettie CREED of Hilltown visited relatives and friends in the city Friday.
Miss Maggie CARRINGTON of Allen, has been visiting in the city for several days.
Miss Leona WELLS returned from a pleasant visit to relatives in the country Saturday.
Miss Bettie HARDEN and Miss Laura POLAND, of Farmersville, are visiting friends in the city.
F. M. THOMPSON keeps run of about all the property in town for sale.
Mr. Scott ALLISON, after trying Abilene and Benison for some time, has returned to McKINNEY and will make his home here as of old.
Prof. Lindsey MORRIS, from near St. Paul was in to see us. He is now teaching school and says he is enjoying life as well as a school teacher can.
Mr. William KEMP and little son were in to see the Gazette Saturday.
Mr. Bob HOLMES, living in the edge of Denton County, informs us that he marketed some twenty bales of cotton here a few days ago.
Mr. W. L. MOORE will leave for California the first of January.
Miss Autha COE of Allen spent Saturday and Sunday in our city.
Miss Daisy CAMERON will teach a class in music at Allen after Christmas.
Mr. Eugene STRAUSS, of Allen, was in the city Tuesday.
Messrs HARRISON and LAWSON went out Monday afternoon and bagged quite a number of birds.
The friends of Miss Rosalie SMOOT will not doubt be glad to learn that her father is much better.
Mr. John JACKSON will leave for Kentucky soon.
Messrs. James CARRINGTON and Bob HUEY left Wednesday for Nashville, Tenn where they will spend Christmas.
Mrs. D. J. FRANKLIN and daughter, Lula, have returned from Austin where they have been for some time under the treatment of the occulist.

It is with pleasure that we announce that our young friend, Edgar BOARD, has successfully passed his examination in the commercial and banking course of the celebrated commercial school at Poughkeepsie, New York, and will return home in a few days.

Administrators Notice.
At the October term of the County Court of Collin County, the undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate of J. O. FLACK, deceased, and all persons holding claims.... [Signed] Joe FORMAN