The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, April 15, 1871 Vol. 5 No. 10

The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, April 15, 1871 Vol. 5 No. 10
J. M. Bingham, Editor and Proprietor.

Transcriber’s Note: Only those articles pertaining to Collin County have been included here. Language and spelling are as they appear in the original text, and although some editing has been done in the interest of space, all surnames have been included in each extract. Some articles of little genealogical interest have been included for amusement or general information. Omissions are indicated by .... Transcriber’s notes are in italics.

SPECIAL NOTICE! Persons who desire to take the ENQUIRER and feel unable to spare the money, can pay their subscription in butter, eggs, chickens, bacon, flour, meal, vegetables or almost anything in the provision line. We would like for every farmer in Collin to read our paper, and surely there is no obstacle to prevent them becoming subscribers when they can pay for it in such a way as never to miss it. We will allow the cash market price.


Elias EDMONDS, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Office on East Side of Square, McKinney, Collin County, Texas. Practices in all the courts of Collin and adjoining counties.
E. F. BROWN, Attorney-At-Law McKinney, Texas. Prompt attention given to all business entrusted to him. Office in the room formerly occupied by W. H. ANDREWS.
R. C. WHITE; Attorney & Counselor at Law, and Notary Public, McKinney, Texas. Will attend promptly to all business entrusted to him. Office in the room formerly occupied by W. H. ANDREWS.
J. W. THROCKMORTON, Thos. J. BROWN, R. DEARMOND. Throckmorton, Brown & Dearmond, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas. Will practice in the Seventh Judicial District and the counties of Dallas and Kaufman of the Fifth District, and in the Supreme Court at Austin.
J. H. JENKINS, T. C. GOODNER. Jenkins and Goodner, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas. Will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to them in Collin, and adjoining counties, and will also attend to the purchase and sale of Real Estate, Investigation of land titles, paying taxes for non-residents, & c..&c..
W. T. MOORE, Dentist, Having permanently located in McKinney would most respectfully solicit the patronage of Collin and adjoining counties. Executes in the most skillful and perfect manner. Inserts the most beautiful gold fillings by a process which makes a dense, smooth, and permanent filing. Also silver or amalgam fillings which do not turn dark. ...... Dr. MOORE can be found in Dr. SMITH’s office.
R. D. ALLISON, Surgeon Dentist, McKinney, Tex.., (At the store of J. H. ALLISON & Co.). Would respectfully inform the citizens of Collin county that he has just received from the Eastern cities, a full supply of Dental Tools and Material by which he is enabled to do all kinds of work in the latest and most approved style. He is prepared to extract teeth .... without giving the least pain. Dr. J. W. COBB, of Dallas will be associated with me in the practice. Call and examine work and prices.
A. GULLETT, Physician and Surgeon. McKinney, Texas. Having permanently located in McKinney, tenders his professional services to the citizens of town and county. Can be found at his residence in the west part of town. All calls promptly answered. No charge for advice to regular patrons.

New Goods and Low Prices! G. A. & L. A. FOOTE. (North-West Corner Public Square) McKinney, Texas, Wholesale and retail dealers in Staple and Fancy Dry Goods. Beg leave to inform their friends and the trade generally, that they have just opened their unrivalled stock of Spring and Summer Goods, embracing a superior lot of gents’ ready-made clothing, hats, boots and shoes, hardware, crockery, glassware, woodenware & c..&c..&c... Also a full assortment of Family Groceries.
Opening of the elegant New Stock of T. H. EMERSON. The Greatest Display of Dry Goods, Cloaks, Notions, Suits, and shoes ever made in the country. Every Lady in the Town and Surrounding Country should visit this Establishment and see the Grand Display of Dry Goods, and observe the immense throng of purchases attracted by the extremely low price of every article in the house.
W. S. CLOYD, Watch-maker, jeweler, Gunsmith, Etc., West Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas...
Livery Stable. (North East Corner of Public Square.) McKinney, Tex., A. J. TUCKER, Proprietor would announce to the citizens of Collin County and the traveling community that he has just completed and opened his new stable.... He will keep constantly on hand an abundance of the best feed this country offers. He will keep on hand for hire, Horses, Buggies, Carriages, &c... And will hold himself in readiness to transport passengers to any part of the county desired.
Wagon Harness. Of superior material and finish at B.W. RHINE’s
To Farmers: Collin Co., Tex. January 12th ’71. Geo. C. PENDLETON, Agent for B. F. AVERY & Son – Dear Sir: I have been using the Avery Steel Plow (size A) for some time and I take pleasure in stating that it is the best plow I have ever used in black land. I have used the Avery side by side in the same field with the Dodge and Peoria plows, and they can not do the same work that the Avery does. Myself and neighbors will need plows this spring and we have decided to purchase the Avery in preference to any. J. W. ORENDUFF.
Black Land Plows! State of Texas Oct. 26, 1870. We, the undersigned citizens of Precinct No. 7, Collin county, do hereby certify that we have tried and thoroughly tested the Jones Plow, a plow manufactured by C. E. JONES, at Millwood, Collin county, and believe it to be the best plow ever used for the black land and would recommend the same to the farming community generally. [Signed] I. D. NAYLOR, Henry HORLESS, C. BOND, R. A. TAYLOR, D.M. KING, H.T. JONES, Jno. W. TOWNSEND, John GARDENHIRE, J. L. MILLS, W. T. BELEW, Thos. J. ESTES, L. B. WRIGHT, J. S. MONTGOMERY, J. M. DEWEES, Wm. BRINKLEY, J. P. HOLLAND, .....(2 names unreadable).... F. G. SHAW, W. C. McNICHELSON, W. ?. MAYFIELD. Farmersville, Oct 26, 1870.
Life and Campaigns of Gen. R. E. Lee, by James D. McCabe, Jr., A brief review of the book followed by: It is sold by subscription only and cannot be had except through canvassing Agents. We are also agents for the sale of the Devotional Polyglot Bible. PATTON & BEVERLY, Plano, Texas.
Clap Boards. A large lot of very superior clapboards now on hand for sale. A. J. WEATHERFORD, At WILEY & HARRIS’ Mill, McKinney.
A Valuable Farm for Sale. I will sell my farm consisting of 200 acres or more including my residence, outbuildings, orchard, & c... never-failing water on the place, 50 acres under fence and in a high state of cultivation; plenty of good rail and tire timber within half mile. The farm is situated on the Sherman road, three miles north-west from McKinney and is as good a farm as can be found in Collin county. I will give a cheap bargain for the cash. ... apply to the undersigned on the premises, or at the Enquirer office, McKinney, Texas. Thos. J. McDONALD.
FOOTE and HERNDON. Wholesale and Retail Druggists, north corner front row, McKinney Texas. Drugs, chemicals, patent medicines, paints, oil, dye stuffs, find liquors, books, stationary & notions, surgical instruments, medical bags & C.. Prescriptions accurately filled at all hours.
Fall Trade, 1870 Heaviest Arrival of the Season! Call on B. W. RHINE at his new Brick Store. South-east Corner Public Square and see the Latest Styles!
Saddlery and Harness Shop. Jno. T. SKIDMORE, would inform his friends and the public generally that he has opened a first class Saddlery and Harness shop on the east side public square where he will be glad to serve all who need anything in his line. He now has in store and will continue to keep a full stock of saddlery hardware and general furnishing goods which he will sell or make up. He has secured the services of Mr. J. S. STOVALL a finished workman, who will personally superintend all work put up in the shop.
Be Wise! Don’t Delay! Money Saved is Money Made. HOWELL & ESTES, have just opened their winter stock of dry goods, Yankee notions, clothing, groceries, hardware, & c.. at their old stand north side public square. As cheap as the cheapest.
Lumber! Lumber!! Saw and Grist Mill. Having at great expense and labor put my Mill in good repair, I am now prepared to saw lumber and grind wheat or corn on the most reasonable terms. I promise a good turn-out of flour when good wheat is brought to me. Alex H. SHIRLEY, McKinney, Tex.
Isaac CROUCH, manufacturer and dealer in Furniture. McKinney, Texas West of the Public Square, at the old Cabinet Shop. Takes this method of informing the public that he has on hand the largest and best lot of furniture ever in the market. All kinds of furniture made to order.
McKinney Hotel, (One Block West of the Public Square). McKinney, Texas. James McKINNEY, Proprietor.
McKinney Saloon and Family Grocery. At the old WILKERSON Stand. McKinney, Texas. P.H. & G. M. O’BRIEN. Keeps constantly in store a general assortment of family groceries, together with the best brands of pure whisky, apple brandy, real Havana Cigars, confectioneries, Canned Meats, Fruits, & c.. Give us a trial our goods will stand the test.

Democratic Central Committee of Collin County. Col. M. W. ALLEN, Chairman; Col. R. D. ALLISON; Dr. A. GULLETT; Buford HENRY; Dr. T. W. WILEY; Thomas BRADLEY; Jno. W. MURRAY, Sec’y.
We were pleased to greet in our office yesterday morning, Mr. Ryland S. FINDLAY, formerly connected with that staunch old democratic sheet, the Caucasian, of Lexington, Mo.
There will be a political discussion at the Court House in McKinney, on Saturday, April 22, 1871. We are requested to say that the debate as published heretofore was prevented by high water.

Militia Notice: In compliance with the Militia Law ..... the Militia of Collin County will meet me in the town of McKinney, on Monday the 1st day of May 1871, at 10 o’clock A. M., for the purpose of being organized into companies of one hundred men to each company. Come one, come all, white and black or suffer the severest penalty of the law. W. N. BUSH, Sheriff Collin County Texas.
Notice: By virtue of an order .... of the Probate Court of Collin County and directed to me as Overseer of Roads, I will proceed to let out all the first class roads in Collin County to the lowest and best bidder .... from and after the 1st Monday in May, for 12 months from that date, requiring of each lowest and best bidder a bond in double the amount of his bid for the faithful performance of his duty and contract.... G. H. FITZHUGH, Road Overseer, Collin County, Tx.
Lynda Encampment, I. O. O. F. The Lynda Encampment met at McKinney, Texas, January 4th 1871, and was organized by our most worthy District Deputy Grand Patriarch, b. F. CHRISTIAN, when the following officers were elected and installed, to-wit: D. J. TAYLOR, C.P.; J. H. FOSTER, H. P.; H. C. HERNDON, I. W.; Jno. M. LILLARD, Sect’ry.; F. D. EMERSON, J.W.; W. D. PARKER, Treasurer; A.J. Taylor, Sentinel. And will meet on the first Friday night in each month, successively. D. J. TAYLOR C.P.; Jno M. LILLARD, Secretary.
Photographs. –That excellent artist, N.G. FOWLER, has fitted up in most elegant style, the rooms over the storehouse of J. H. ALLISON & Co., with skylight, and all the appartenances of a first-class Photograph Gallery.... We have seen some of his work which we think is hard to excel, and advise all desiring work in his line to call in at his gallery and examine his specimens.
When you visit McKinney do not fail to call on Dr. MOORE and have your teeth attended to. Dr. MOORE is a skillful dentist and warrants his work to stand. Can be found at Dr. Smith’s office.
Our citizens who visit the terminus of the Texas Central Railroad, for the purpose of selling produce or purchasing supplies, will find our friend and former townsman, Col. Lee MARTIN at the wholesale grocery house of BLOCK & Bro.
L. A. DEWY, of Lebanon has opened a first class Family Grocery in that place, which is well supplied with everything needed in that line.
We understand that a man has been in the western part of this county, representing himself as an escaped military prisoner from the Dry Tortugas, and playing upon the credulity of our people by telling them that their relations and friends who were missing in the late war, are now confined at that Fort. This is an old dodge and should need no exposure. It is simply untrue from the beginning.
“MELISH” – We understand that the Flop Eared Militia of Collin County is to be organized forth-with. What a magnificent spectacle would be presented by a “Grand Review,” of the well appointed Texas Milish by “Light Horse Bill.”
Col. MURRAY has on his place, peaches nearly as large as partridge eggs.
Deputy Sheriff YANTIS left last Monday for Huntsville, with the prisoners convicted at the last term of the District court numbering four, we are told.
I.O.O.F. Plano Lodge no 114 meets at Plano Texas every Saturday night, d. J. TAYLOR, N.G.; E.F. BATES, Sec’y.
I.O.O.F. Empire Lodge, No. 6S Meets every Monday evening at 7 o’clock p.m. at the court house. J.H. FOSTER, N.G., J.R. PARKER, Secretary.
Notice: Bids will be received April 29th 1871 by the Board of Directory of the A. H. & M. Society of Collin County, for erecting a building upon their grounds. 16x36 feet. Plan and specifications can be seen by calling upon I. D. NEWSOME, or the Secretary. By order of the board of Directors. I. F. GRANES, President, Geo. WHITE, Secretary.
Notice: All those indebted to Amelia ROMELLE, widow of K. E. ROMELLE, are hereby notified to come up and settle their indebtedness or they will find their accounts in the hands of an officer. Amelia ROMELLE, April 7, 1871.
$150 Reward. Stolen from my lot in the town of Plano, on Saturday night of the 6th, between 10 o’clock and midnight a Bright Bay Horse. Sixteen hands high, one white foot behind, heavy made, some wind galls and some fresh saddle marks, seven years old and branded S with bar across it on left shoulder. I will pay seventy-five dollars for the delivery of the horse, or one hundred and fifth dollars for the horse and thief or thieves. W. (P. or F.) MERONEY, Plano, Texas.

Jacob MOORE, guardian of the person and estate of James HENDRICKS (minors) has filed his account for final settlement which will be acted on at the next term of the District Court.
Sale COFFY, administrator of the estate of Catharine DIXON, deceased, has filed his account for final settlement of said estate which will be acted on at the next term of the District Court.
Joshua GOTHER has filed account for final settlement of the estate of John PEN, deceased, which will be acted on at the next term of the District Court.
J. T. GLASS has filed an account against the estate of Lewis GLAS, deceased for $283 to be acted on at the next term of the District Court.
Alfred CHANDLER has filed an application for Letter of Guardianship of the estate of Fanney SEARCY, minor, which will be acted on the March term 1871 of the District Court.
Julia A. RUCKER, Guardian of the Person and Estate of the Minors, Elleon B, Clarance M., Senia M., and Solemn E. RUCKER, has filed her account for final settlement of said Estate, which will be acted on at the March term of the District Court.
Thomas WHITELEY has filed his Petition for Letter of Guardianship of the Estate of the Minors Carolina J. & Marthea M. A. SMITH which will be acted on at the next term of the District Court.

Estrayed by A. L. SHERLY, one bay horse, 6 or 7 years old, about 15 hands high, hind feet white, snip on nose, star in forehead, no brand, valued at $80.
Estrayed by A. H. SHERLY, one work 0x, 8 or 9 years old, black and white spotted, marked swallowfork and upperbit in left ear, crop and underbit in right. No brand, valued at $20.
Taken up by Samuel BAIRD, two white and red spotted steers.
Taken up by W. M. BUSH, one bay horse. Mule two years old 12 hands high no brand. Estrayed before. J. M. WILCOX J. P.
Taken up by G.W. EASTES, one light bay mare 7 or 8 years old. Estrayed before. J. M. WILCOX, J. P.
Taken up by H. N. THOMPSON one dark ..... pony horse. 13 ½ hands high; 10 years old, some white in forehead, white spot on shoulder, no brand. Estrayed before. J. M. WILCOX, J.P.
Estrayed by M. G. GILBERT, one bay Pony Mare, valued at ..unreadable.
Estrayed by Wm. FALWELL, one Bay Pony Horse, branded 7 on left shoulder and DC on right shoulder.