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The Weekly Enquirer McKinney, Collin County, Texas, September 11, 1869 No. 41


abstracted by Jan Bennett MacFarland .... riverbottom@blackfoot.net

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.

PROFESSIONAL CARD ADVERTISEMENTS


J. M. THROCKMORTON, Thos. J. BROWN, & A. DEARMOND, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney.

W. ANDREWS and Jas. L. GRAY, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney.

J. H. JENKINS and T. C. GOODNER, Attorneys and Counselors at Law. McKinney

Joseph BLEDSOE, Attorney and Counselor at Law and General and Collecting Agent, McKinney.

R. J. BROWNING, Attorney at Law, McKinney.

Dr. J. S. CARRINGTON, Lately of Plano, formerly of Louisiana, McKinney.

R. D. ALLISON, Surgeon Dentist, McKinney.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

G.A. & L. A. FOOTE, McKinney, Texas, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Staple and Fancy Dry Goods...have just opened their unrivalled stock of fall and winter goods also a full assortment of Family Groceries, saddlery, bagging, iron ties, rope &c...&c...

BATEMAN & BRO., Forwarding & Commission Merchants, and Wholesale Grocers, Jefferson, Texas.

Garret’s Scotch Snuff, pipes, and tobacco, Coffee, and sugar, Summer clothing, cashmere, lustre, and linen at MURRY & BOYD.

HOWELL & ESTES, Dealers in Dry Goods, groceries, hardware, queensware, lamps, &c.,&c. Have just received an unsurpassed stock of Ladies and Misses hats and shoes, also gents’ hats, boots and shoes.

For Sale. One family buggy and double set of harness, two seats for four persons to sit with ease. With portable top that can be let down. I will sell the above described buggy very low, and take in payment, well broke horses of good ponies. Call soon or you will lose a bargain. M.A. HOWELL, Plano, Texas

New Goods Just Received! Thomas H. EMERSON is now opening his superb stock of spring and summer dry goods, boots shoes, hats, groceries, and ready made clothing. The highest market price allowed for Cotton and Bacon. I want 50,000 dry hides. T. H. EMERSON, McKinney, Tex.

W. S. CLOYD, Watch-maker, Jeweler, Gun Smith, ETC., West Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas.

Abe RHINE Having received a general stock of merchandise on consignment, he offers the same at very reduced prices exclusively for cash. His stock consists in part of dry goods, clothing, hats, boots and shoes, hardware and a general assortment of Spring and Summer Goods. A fine and varied stock of Ladies’ Hats.

M. A. HOWELL, dealer in staple dry goods, and groceries, Plano, Texas.

Livery Stable (North-East corner of Public Square, McKinney, Tex., A. J. TUCKER, Proprietor.

Sky-Light Picture Gallery! Having remodeled my gallery and received large additions to my stock of materials, I am now prepared to furnish Porcelain Pictures, Photographs, Ambrotypes, Melaineotypes, Gems & c. At the most reasonable rates, executed in the latest and most approved style of the art. Call and examine specimens. Gallery on Front Row, over the store of Z. E. RANNEY. Thos. J. CLOYD, McKinney.

I have two barrels of pure whiskey ...unreadable...which I will sell as cheap as can be had anywhere. Abe RHINE.

Here’s Your Mule! Who cut your hair so nicely? W. J. WALKER. If you want anything in the barber line give him a call. He will fix you up in the most approved style. Shop opposite the Court House, at the old stand of W. M. WALKER. McKinney.

Notice: Joseph FOSTER is the authorized agent to protect the timbered lands of the undersigned and Mrs. Malinda WILSON near Highland, and is directed to prosycute all trespassers. L. C. WILSON

Dr. James WILSON. Seven miles south-west of McKinney, near Oliver HEDGECOXE’S. Will attend professional calls day or night. Charges moderate.

A. GULLETT, Physician and Surgeon, McKinney, Texas.

Bacon Wanted: J. H. ALLISON & Co., will pay the highest market price for bacon, delivered at their storehouse in McKinney.

W. T. KING, surgeon Dentist, McKinney, Texas. Having opened an office at this place, tenders his professional services to the people of Collin County. Inserts artificial teeth. Office at the McKinney Hotel.

POLITICS:

District Attorney: James HURT of Grayson County is a candidate for District Attorney for the 7th Judicial District, at the election in July next.

Lower House: Dr. B. S. SHERBURNE is a candidate for the Lower House of Representatives from this (21st) district.

District Clerk: J. M. BENGE is a candidate for the office of District Clerk of Collin County, at the ensuing election. G. W. PATTERSON is a candidate for the office of District Clerk of Collin county, Election First Monday in July

Sheriff: T. B. THOMPSON of Farmersville is a candidate for Sheriff of Collin county at the ensuing election. W. N. BUSH is a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Collin county at the ensuing election. The friends of John R. WILLIAMSON announce him as a candidate for Sheriff of Collin County at the ensuing election. Geo. A. WILSON is a candidate for Sheriff of Collin County at the ensuing election.

County Treasurer: Newton C. HARRIS is a candidate for the office of Treasurer of Collin county at the ensuing election.

Justice of the Peace: Precinct No. 1. R. C. WHITE is a candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 1, Collin County at the ensuing election. J. M. WILCOX is a candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 5, Collin County, at the ensuing election.

SCHOOLS:

WESTON HIGH SCHOOL will open again on the second Monday in September and continue without intermission for two sessions of five months each. Tuition: Primary Branches including Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, per session $7.50; All intermediate branches, $10.00; Dead Languages and Higher Mathematics $15.00. J. K. BOWIE, Principal Weston, Tex. Sept. 1st 1860 [sic]. (should read 1869).

MT. PLEASANT MALE AND FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL. The fifth session of this school will commence on Monday, the 6th of September and continue without intermission except the week of the Christmas Holiday till the second Thursday of June. TERMS: For Board and Tuition during the session $150.00; pupils furnishing their own towels, pillows, and bed clothes. Tuition: elementary Branches $30.00; Mathematics, History, Belles Lettres, the Natural Sciences, and Book-keeping $40.00; Latin and Greek $50.00; Music on the Piano Forte and use of instrument $60.00. J. S. MUSE, Principal, Miss Belle BENTLEY, Ass’t, Mrs. M. M. MUSE, Matron, Mt. Pleasant, Collin Co., Tex Aug. 2nd 1869.

MISCELLANEOUS SHORT ARTICLES

Capt. J. W. BONE of this county, has sent us a sample of cotton picked from his field, which we suppose is about an average quality for this county; and which our merchants say, will class as strick middling in market. The staple, generaly, seems to be better this year than last.

Lost or Mislaid: A prisoner, named Tom WILLIAMS, who was being tried for murder before Judge BOWLBY, the past week, came up missing on Wednesday morning last, and has not yet been found.

W. B. LOGAN has received another large invoice of cheap goods to which he would invite the attention of those wishing to purchase.

The brothers, McGEHN and their cousin, en route for Mexico, with a considerable amount of money, are reported killed west of San Antonio.

CHURCH NEWS

Co-Operation Meeting held at Spring Creek, near Plano, Aug 9th 1869 for the advancement of the cause of Christ’s Kingdom in the counties of Collin, Dallas and Kaufman it was resolved that there be a financial committee, composed of brothers S. B. FOWLER, V.J. STERINAN, James L. FLOYD, G. G. JACK and Wm. ELKIN, whose duty it shall be to place two Evangelists in the field at once, to labor until the meeting in October, also local committee, consisting of brothers James HOLLAND, of Pleasant Valley, John BAMPASS, of Cedar Creek, A. B. RAWLINS of Lancaster; James SHEPPARD of Dallas, J. S. MUSE of McKinney, and SIMS and KING of Wells Bridge, whose duty it shall be to assist the former committee in raising means to support the said Evangelists. John B. FLOYD, Ch’n. R. W. CARPENTER, Sec’y.

Camp Meeting. There will be a Camp Meeting near the Wilson Creek Baptist Church on the Dallas road, four miles south of McKinney, commencing on Friday before the third Sabbath in September. Methodists, Baptists, and probably Presbyterians will be tent-holders. People and Ministers, irrespective of church associations, are requested to co-operate. S. J. HAWKINS.

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


abstracted by Jan Bennett MacFarland .... riverbottom@blackfoot.net

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.

J. M. Bingham, Editor and Proprietor.

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.

PROFESSIONAL CARD ADVERTISEMENTS

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.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

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, fine 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.

POLITICS

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.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

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.

ADMINISTRATOR’S AND FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICES

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 GLASS, 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.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

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.

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, April 29, 1871 Vol. 5 No. 12


abstracted by Jan Bennett MacFarland

Transcriber’s Note: Only those articles pertaining to Collin County have been included here - with noted exceptions. 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.

J. M. Bingham, Editor and Proprietor.

PROFESSIONAL CARD ADVERTISEMENTS

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.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

“How is your health, my Friend?” -- “Not well, I am suffering with severe toothache. Indeed, ‘tis too bad!” -- “You do wrong to wait until your teeth ache. “Go at once and have Dr. MOORE to fill them, so as to preserve them permanently.”

Call at HOWELL & ESTES at once and procure a Silver’s Patent Broom, complete or incomplete. The best is the cheapest!: money saved is money earned.

F.F. COLLINS Dealer in Sash, Doors, and Blinds, and General Agent Terminus Texas Central Railroad. Singer, Grover & Baker, Wilcox & Gibbs, and the American Button-hole Sewing Machines at Factory prices. Macneal & Urban’s celebrated Fire and Burglar Proof Safes for sale at Factory Prices. The best Washing Machines and first rate Churning machines for sale, low. A liberal discount to the trade.

At W. B. LOGAN’s 101 pieces newest Styles of Prints, 39” .... and a corresponding variety of exquisitely handsome buttons, trimmings, & c.., to match, suit and set off those find dress goods. If you wish the prettiest and cheapest, it’s here. If very tasty, you are suited here. Many of these goods delight the ladies, and not expecting so large a trade, I’ll be out before I can get more. Come soon, quite soon!

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. Cotton, wood, and country produce taken in exchange for Merchandise.

Selling off at COST!! The undersigned wishing to retire from the Dry Goods Business will sell his large and beautiful stock of dry goods, comprising everything that is kept in the Notion, Hat, Boot, Shoe and Hardware Lint, At Cost! This is no Humbug! ..... All goods from this date strictly cash or no trade. T. H. EMERSON.

New York State Agricultural Works. Wheeler, Melick & Co. Patentees and Manufacturers of Railway, Chain, and Lever Horse Powers. BROWN & DOWELL, Agents, McKinney, Texas.

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.

Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral, for Diseases of the Throat and Lungs, such as Coughs, Colds, Whooping Cough, Bronchitis, Asthma, and Consumption. Probably never before in the whole history of medicine has anything won so widely and so deeply upon the confidence of mankind as this excellent remedy for pulmonary complaints. FOOTE & HERNDON, McKinney, Texas.

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.

For Style and Cheap Bargains go to Rhine’s New Brick Store. The Place to find the Largest and Best, the cheapest and Most Varied, the Prettiest and most fashionable .... Fall and Winter Clothing ever exhibited in Northern Texas! I mean Business. I can and will sell Cheaper than any other Firm in the Country. B. W. RHINE.

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.

PLANTER’s House. McKinney, Texas. E. J. SHORT, Proprietor. Having leased the above named hotel with the view of entertaining transient and day boarders, I respectfully solicit a share of the public patronage. Good clean rooms, good beds, and in fact everything about the house shall be kept in such order as will insure the comfort of my patrons. There is a good stable, well supplied with feed, close by. Meals at all hours between 4 A.M. & 9 P.M.

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.

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.

CHURCH NEWS

Rev. S. D. DAVENPORT will (D.V.) hold Divine Service in McKinney on the 30th inst.

POLITICS

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.

(Included for historical interest.) Editorial: ........What republican is there in Collin county who is willing or desirous to have his children go to a mixed school? In our opinion there is not one. Yet, this is the teaching of the radical leaders.—It is not the honest wish of any decent white man in the State that his children shall be reared and educated in the same schools with negroes. Notwithstanding such is the outward show and doctrine taught by the State Journal and the Davis leaders at Austin, it is not their intention to practice with their children and families what they preach.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

We understand that grapes of every variety were seriously injured by the frost last week.

Petrifaction: Mr. M.L. ASHFORD (?) has left in our [Weekly Enquirer] office some beautiful specimens of petrified matter taken from a well near 20 feet deep in the eastern edge of Denton County. Among the lot are birds’ beaks, what are supposed to be shark’s teeth, minerals & c.. They are the most perfectly formed incrustations we have ever seen in the country.

HORRIBLE MURDER. (This article is included because of the occurrence’s proximity to Collin County and it’s interest to the region.) During our experience as a journalist, it has never fallen to our lot to chronicle a more deliberate and horrible murder than that which we are about to relate. The victim, W. A. JONES, the eldest son of our esteemed townsman, D. A. JONES, late of Missouri, was a young man, some 18 or 19 years of age, high esteemed for his many good traits of character – modest, unassuming, kind and generous – a warm friend, an agreeable companion, respected alike by old and young. The whole community is shocked and lament the bloody deed of the murderer, Oscar CLARKE, who is a freedman, and bears the unenviable reputation among both white and black of being a bad man. He is now, as we write, Thursday evening, in custody, heavily ironed. The District Court being in session, he will be tried forthwith, and will speedily meet that justice he so richly deserves. The facts are furnished us by Mr. Morg REDMAN, are, in substance, as follows: On Tuesday morning, the 18th inst., the young man, JONES, went out in the section of country where Oscar CLARK lived, to summon a number of witnesses, CLARK among the rest.-- After having made the round, he started back to town from CLARK’s house, and was seen passing a neighbor’s nearby in company with him which was the last time JONES was ever seen alive. After traveling some distance in the direction of Gaineville, CLARK went back to his house and got his gun, and struck out through the prairie, a near way, to overtake young JONES, who was traveling along the road leisurly expecting CLARK to overtake him. It seems as though he did overtake him, and riding up close behind, fired the gun, heavily charged with buckshot, the contents entering the back of JONES’ head. JONES’ horse sprang forward a few paces, when the rider fell a corpse to the ground, face down. – Whereupon CLARK dismounted and struck the dead man with his gun, breaking the ram-rod and one of the thimbles; the thimble and rod being found by the side of the corpse. Early the next morning, as one of the witnesses that JONES had summoned was on his way to town, he found the dead body lying in the old overland road (some 15 miles west of Gainesville.) He immediately made the facts known to his neighbors, who, suspecting, CLARK as the murderer, found and arrested him, and gave him over to officer REDMAN; who in company with several citizens started for the fatal spot as soon as it was known that the murder was committed. It is evident, JONES was murdered for his money, as one pocket was turned wrong side out. He had when he left home between thirty and fifty dollars, and when found he had only one or two dollars in a pocket that failed to be searched. (from the Gainesville Gazette)

Our young folks had a gay little hop on last Wednesday evening at the McKinney Hotel.

We see the workmen busily engaged in removing the balcony from the Planters’ House. To take that away and treat the building to a coat of paint would not only add greatly to the house but help the look of the public square very much.

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.

Lynda Encampment of 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 sucessively. D.J. TAYLOR, C.P., Jno. M. LILLARD, Secretary.

ADMINISTRATOR’S AND FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICES

Jacob MOORE, guardian of the person and estate of James HENDRICKS, (minor) 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 GLASS, 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.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Taken up by David ROGERS, and estrayed before. J. S. HELMS One Chesnut sorrel horse about 14 hands high, 9 years old, branded CAI on left side, a blotched brand on the left shoulder, some white in forehead and both hind feet white.

Taken up by J. T. ARMSTRONG, and appraised before, J. M. WILCOX, one bay horse, 8 or 9 years old, 15 hands high, some harness and saddle marks, branded 22 on left hip.

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 brands. Estrayed before. J. M. WILCOX, J.P.

Estrayed by M. G. GILBERT, one bay Pony Mare, valued at ..unreadable.

Estrayed by Wm. FALWELL (CALWELL ?), one Bay Pony Horse, branded 7 on left shoulder and DC on right shoulder.

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, May 6, 1871 Vol. 5 No. 13



abstracted by Jan Bennett MacFarland

Transcriber’s Note: Only those articles pertaining to Collin County have been included here - with noted exceptions. 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.

J. M. Bingham, Editor and Proprietor.

PROFESSIONAL CARD ADVERTISEMENTS

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.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

At W. B. LOGAN’s 101 pieces newest Styles of Prints, 39” .... and a corresponding variety of exquisitely handsome buttons, trimmings, & c.., to match, suit and set off those find dress goods. If you wish the prettiest and cheapest, it’s here. If very tasty, you are suited here. Many of these goods delight the ladies, and not expecting so large a trade, I’ll be out before I can get more. Come soon, quite soon!

James Bradford & Co. Manufacturers of Portable Flour and Corn Mills and French Burr Millstones. WILEY & HARRIS, Agents, McKinney, Texas.

Bradford & Sharp Oak-Tanned, Latent-Stretched cemeted and rived leather belting, gum belting, gum hose, and packing. WILEY & HARRIS, Agents, McKinney, Texas.

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. Cotton, wood, and country produce taken in exchange for Merchandise.

Selling off at COST!! The undersigned wishing to retire from the Dry Goods Business will sell his large and beautiful stock of dry goods, comprising everything that is kept in the Notion, Hat, Boot, Shoe and Hardware Lint, At Cost! This is no Humbug! ..... All goods from this date strictly cash or no trade. T. H. EMERSON.

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.

Ayer’s Sarsaparilla, for Purifying the Blood. FOOTE & HERNDON, McKinney, Texas.

Spring Has Come! And with it the 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.

New York State Agricultural Works. Wheeler, Melick & Co. Patentees and Manufacturers of Railway, Chain, and Lever Horse Powers. BROWN & DOWELL, Agents, McKinney, Texas.

“How is your health, my Friend?” -- “Not well, I am suffering with severe toothache. Indeed, ‘tis too bad!” -- “You do wrong to wait until your teeth ache. “Go at once and have Dr. MOORE to fill them, so as to preserve them permanently.”

Clap Boards. A large lot of very superior clapboards now on hand for sale. A. J. WEATHERFORD At. WILEY & HARRIS’ Mill.

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.

PLANTER’s House. McKinney, Texas. E. J. SHORT, Proprietor. Having leased the above named hotel with the view of entertaining transient and day boarders, I respectfully solicit a share of the public patronage. Good clean rooms, good beds, and in fact everything about the house shall be kept in such order as will insure the comfort of my patrons. There is a good stable, well supplied with feed, close by. Meals at all hours between 4 A.M. & 9 P.M.

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.

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.

POLITICS

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.

Sherman, Texas, April 24th 1871 Messrs PINER & GASS, Bonham, Texas. Gentlemen: I see that the Houston Union, Austin Journal, McKinney Enquirer, etc., charge that I voted against the removal of the political disabilities of certain gentlemen. The charge is untrue. Please correct the error. Respectfully, Jno. C. CONNER

Division of the State: We are under obligations to our representatives, Messrs, LANE and SHELBURNE, for recent information from the capital touching legislative affairs. – Among them we have received the bill which provides for submitting to a vote of the people, at the next general election the proposition for a division of the State...

This article is quoted in full for historical interest to the region. Jack HELM, the notorious Captain of Police passed through town, on last Thursday. We understand that he stated he was on his way to Northern Texas, to stand trial, for some indictment against him. Round Rock Senternal [sic]. If there was righteous law, impartially administered in the State, he would have to answer for a hundred murders committed by him and his partner in crime, C. S. BALL (BULL?). These men publicly boasted of having killed one hundred men in Texas in a few months, and were applaudid [sic] for these acts by the Radical press throughout the State

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

We find in the “personal” column of the St. Louis Times, of the 29th ult., the following kindly notice of one of our fellow citizens: Col. T. H. MURRAY, formerly clerk of the Missouri House of Representative, and editor of a lively paper in Warsaw, has been on a visit to St. Louis or several days past from his adopted home in McKinney, Texas. The colonel has cast aside the sword and the political baton, and now wields the yardstick with all the grace and ability that characterized him in his more pretentious but not more successful avocations.

By their card in to-day’s paper, it will be seen that our townsmen, Col. Thos. H. MURRY, and Thos. McKINNEY, have formed a copartnership for the sale of dry goods, groceries &c. These gentlemen are well known in this section as liberale [sic] men and good merchants, and we feel sure they will receive their full share of patronage.

From the Bonham News we learn that the contract for carying [sic] the mail from this place to Bonham twice a week has been let to Jno. W. CLEMENTS.

[This article is quoted in full for amusement and historical interest to the region.] Sad News from the Frontier. – We learn from parties just down from the frontier, that the people of that unfortunate section are being murdered and robbed by the Indians almost daily. A few days since a man named HEBERSON, was killed and scalped in Parker County. Williams WARDEN, of this county (Collin), who was on the frontieor [sic] collecting beef cattle, was surrounded by a large band, and had to abandon his horses and run the gauntlet. The Indians took his horses but left his cattle unmolested. Capt. Dave STIFF, of this place also (Collin County), was driving his buggy along leisurely, a few miles from Jacksboro, when a band of Indians made their appearance a short distance ahead of him. In attempting an “about face” he upset his buggy, and took shelter behind a tree near by, but was soon relieved by another party making their appearance. It is said the frontier counties are full of Indians who seem to be in no hurry about leaving. Verily an evil day has fallen upon us. Our people are murdered on the frontier by the Indians, and in the interior by the State Police, and no hope for redress. As for the matter of robbery, the Indians are far more lenient than our radical masters.

Lynda Encampment of 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.

We return thanks to Mrs. Robt. FITZHUGH for the present of a mess of English Peas, the first we have tasted this season.

Col. Tom H. MURRAY, of our place, accompanied by his relative, Mr. BOLIVAR, from Missouri, returned from a trip North on last Thursday evening. We learn he has purchased a full stock of goods, such as are needed by our people, and will in a few days fling his shingle to the breeze as a dealer in merchandize [sic]. The firm have our best wishes for their success.

W. L. BOYD, at the old stand of MURRAY & BOYD, is now receiving his Spring stock and arranging his goods in a neat and tasteful manner.

The new store-room of HOWELL & ESTES is being farnished [sic] in a style not to be surpassed. Our merchants seem to take great interest in fixing up.

Co-Partnership Notice. The undersigned have formed a co-partnership for the purpose of transacting the business of general merchandise at McKinney, Collin County, Texas, under the firm name and style of Murray & McKinney. Thos. H. MURRAY, Thos. C. McKINNEY, McKinney, Texas, April 15, 1871.

$150 Reward. Stolen from my lot in the town of Plano, on Saturday night of the 6th inst., 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 fifty dollars for the horse and thief or thieves. W. L. MERONEY, Plano, Texas. August 8th 1870.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Taken up on the 1st day of May by C. J. SMITH and posted before R. C. WHITE, J.P., Precinct No. 1, one brown mare, left hind foot white, branded B on the neck, star in the forehead, 9 or 10 years old, valued at $80. Also one brown filly three years old, left hind foot white, valued at $70.

Taken up by John SMITH, and posted before J. A. ( unreadable... Aston, Afton, Abott ??) J.P., Precinct No. 2. April 27th, one sorrel poney mare 10 or 12 years old, valued at $30, both hind feet white, had a bell on, split in the right ear. 14 hands high.

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, May 20, 1871 Vol. 5 No. 15



J. M. Bingham, Editor and Proprietor. Transcriber’s Note: Only those articles pertaining to Collin County have been included here - with noted exceptions. 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.

PROFESSIONAL CARD ADVERTISEMENTS

Elias EDMONDS, Attorney and Counselor at Law, San Antonio, Texas. (formerly of 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. Terms cash.

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.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

Wanted: A boy, from 10 to 16 years of age, to work and learn the business of Cabinet Making. Apply to Isaac CROUCH, McKinney, Texas.

F.F. COLLINS Dealer in Sash, Doors, and Blinds, and General Agent Terminus Texas Central Railroad. Singer, Grover & Baker, Wilcox & Gibbs, and the American Button-hole Sewing Machines at Factory prices. Macneal & Urban’s celebrated Fire and Burglar Proof Safes for sale at Factory Prices. The best Washing Machines and first rate Churning machines for sale, low. A liberal discount to the trade.

Aint Cotton Low? It is too bad on the farmers. Well, LOGAN is putting cotton goods down so that those trading with him are getting it back again and that is the consolation we have in trading where low prices are appreciated and practiced every day. Logan says come and see about it, and I think he’s right, from what I saw myself. J. GOODLOVE.

Bradford & Sharp Oak-Tanned, Latent-Stretched cemeted and rived leather belting, gum belting, gum hose, and packing. Southern Machine Works. C. Kratz. Founder and Machinist, Portable Steam Engine and Circular Saw Mill Builder. WILEY & HARRIS, Agents, McKinney, Texas.

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. Cotton, wood, and country produce taken in exchange for Merchandise.

At W. B. LOGAN’s 101 pieces newest Styles of Prints ... and a corresponding variety of exquisitely handsome buttons, trimmings, & c.., to match, suit and set off those find dress goods. If you wish the prettiest and cheapest, it’s here. If very tasty, you are suited here. Many of these goods delight the ladies, and not expecting so large a trade, I’ll be out before I can get more. Come soon, quite soon!

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 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.

For Style and Cheap Bargains go to Rhine’s New Brick Store. The Place to find the Largest and Best, the Cheapest and Most Varied, the Prettiest and Most Fashionable .... Fall and Winter Clothing ever exhibited in Northern Texas! B. W. RHINE.

Selling off at COST!! The undersigned wishing to retire from the Dry Goods Business will sell his large and beautiful stock of dry goods, comprising everything that is kept in the Notion, Hat, Boot, Shoe and Hardware Lint, At Cost! This is no Humbug! ..... All goods from this date strictly cash or no trade. T. H. EMERSON.

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). James McKINNEY, Proprietor.

PLANTER’s House. McKinney, Texas. E. J. SHORT, Proprietor. Having leased the above named hotel with the view of entertaining transient and day boarders, I respectfully solicit a share of the public patronage. Good clean rooms, good beds, and in fact everything about the house shall be kept in such order as will insure the comfort of my patrons. There is a good stable, well supplied with feed, close by. Meals at all hours between 4 A.M. & 9 P.M.

Black Land Plows! 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, J. H. CARROLL, D. M. STIMSON.....(2 names unreadable).... E. G. SHAW, W. C. McNICHOLSON, W. C. MAYFIELD. Farmersville, Oct 26, 1870.

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.

POLITICS

We are glad to learn that the remnant of the Old Guard of the Democracy in the Weston Precinct have organized a club, and elected Col. HALL as Chairman. This is the right spirit, and we hope to see more of it evinced in our county.

We learn that Capt. CONNER has been solicited by some of his friends here, to attend the County meeting at this place on the first Saturday in June Let every one who opposes radicalism and is willing to assist the democracy in restoring our government to the hands of the people, attend this meeting and make his sentiments known

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.

Democratic County Convention. All Democrats, Old Line Whigs, relics of an honest but extinct party, and all men of whatever designation, who believe that intelligence ought to rule ... who oppose the present radical government.... All who believe that taxation should not be oppressive, but proportioned to the ability of the .... people – that civil law should be superior to the military, and that this country should be rated by the voice of the PEOPLE and not by the bayonet, are ... invited to attend a Democratic Meeting ... at the Court House in McKinney on the First Saturday in June.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Charles H. WEBB charged with the murder of N. T. JOHNSON, in Dallas a few days since, has been committed without bail.

Virgil A. BOND, formerly of the State Police and stationed at this place, was recently arrested near Jefferson, by order of Capt. ALEXANDER, and ordered to be turned over to the civil authorities of Limestone county....Judge McADOO ordered his release upon the ground that no charge of a violation of law had been preferred against him.

MAILS. – For two or three days the stages have been coming into our place without any mail of consequence. We presume that in a short time another load of 15 or 20 sacks of old mail matter will be sent up from the office immediately south of this.

We see that B. W. RHINE has been fortunate enough to secure the services of Mr. John W. PATTIE, so well and favorably known in this community, who can now be found behind the counter wielding the yard-stick as gracefully and politely as in the days of yore.

New Store. – We call attention of our readers to the advertisement of Messrs. BERNSTEIN & Co., late of New Orleans, who have opened a fresh stock of goods in the store room formerly occupied by J. H. ALLISON & Co. We have taken a look through their store and judge them to be experienced merchants from their handsome assortment and tasteful arrangement of goods.

A young man named KANADY was arrested last Tuesday evening by Sheriff BUSH on a charge of stealing a horse from Capt. E. R. STIFF, some five years since. He was held for an examination under a bond of $1000.

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, May 29, 1871 Vol. 5 No. 16

ERROR. -- In dating this number of our paper on the outside, we made an error in dating it 29th instead of 27 of May.

Transcriber’s Note: Only those articles pertaining to Collin County have been included here with noted exceptions. 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.

J. M. Bingham, Editor and Proprietor.

PROFESSIONAL CARD ADVERTISEMENTS

Elias EDMONDS, Attorney and Counselor at Law, (formerly of McKinney, Collin County). San Antonio, Tex.

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.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

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, J. H. CARROLL, D. M. STIMSON, E. G. SHAW, W. C. McNICHOLSON, W. C. MAYFIELD. Farmersville, Oct 26, 1870.

McKinney Hotel, (One Block West of the Public Square). McKinney, Texas. James McKINNEY, Proprietor.

MURRAY & McKINNEY. High water has detained our goods. They will arrive and be on sale the coming week.

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.

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

A well selected stock of Ladies and Men’s Saddles, bridles, bits, etc. At G. A. & L. A. FOOTE’s.

Those wishing the services of a first class dentist, would do well to call on Dr. MOORE. He has just received, and is now prepared to insert the most beautiful artificial teeth.

I am agent for the new Buckeye Sewing Machines. Call on or address, W. S. McDUFFIE, 4 miles N. W. of McKinney.

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.

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.

Selling Off at Cost!! Large and beautiful stock of Dry Goods, Notion, Hat, Boot, Shoe and Hardware Line, At Cost! This is no Humbug! Call and See for Yourselves. Best of Calico from 7 to 12 ½ cents yard. T. H. EMERSON.

Cheap Bargains go to RHINE’s New Brick Store, The Place to find the Largest and Best, the Cheapest and Most Varied, the Prettiest and Most Fashionable Stock....

POLITICS

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.

“Who does the McKinney Enquirer want for Congressman? We would like to know for certain. Denton Monitor. (Reply) A Texan, Maj. W. P. McLEAN will do us if he is nominated, though we will be governed by the voice of the people in the matter, believing that, they, and not a few politicians should make the selection.

We want every Democrat in Collin County to attend the democratic meeting on the 3rd of June next. It is hoped and believed that Capt. CONNER will be present.

(Letter to the Enquirer Editor) In the last weeks issue of the Messenger, I find a conversation between the editor and myself paraded before the public. The gentlemanly portion of whom, I am well satisfied do not wish to be annoyed by the details of a small misunderstanding between him and the A. H. M. Society of Collin Co., as to whether the patronage of the society should be given to its members or to outsiders. .....I must respectfully decline annoying the public any further. Geo. WHITE

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Burglary. – The "man with the auger”, visited the store house of PARRIS and WYSONG, at Highland mills on last Sunday night, and gaining no entrance proceeded to help himself to what cash was left in the till, and supplied himself with a good hat and a pistol.

This week we publish the advertisement of Messrs. MURRAY & McKINNEY, who are opening their goods on the north side of the square. The stock was selected by Col. MURRAY, in person, which is a sufficient guarantee of its beauty and fitness of this market.

Why don’t you buy your strawberries from Tom LOGAN? He has 10 of the finest varieties grown here, acclimated, and at 40 cts. Per dozen, or $3.00 per hundred; all fine large plants and fresh and will do better and give more satisfaction than those brought from the north.

There is a rumor in circulation to the effect that Joe PARKER and a companion named FREEMAN, were killed near a place in Hunt county called Hog Eye, a few days since, by the Deputy Sheriff of Hunt county and his posse.

Mr. Jas. W. THOMAS, editor of the McKinney Messenger, has been shot at several times on account of his Republicanism, but the Ku Klux can’t hit him. We believe a light scratch would wake him up and do him good. His paper, like several other Republican sheets in Texas, needs improvement. In his last number, Mr. THOMAS apologizes for issuing a half sheet. His half sheet was not half what it ought to have been. (quoted in the Enquirer from the Austin Journal.)

We have been shown a specimen of Photography executed by our clever artist, N. G. FOWLER. It is a diminutive card upon which is photographed an invitation to the Temperance celebration held in this place on last Wednesday.

Our young townsman, Jesse SHAIN has purchased the Livery stable of A. J. TUCKER for the sum of $2,500 gold.

BLAKEMAN & RUDOLPH are now selling lumber at their mill at $1.50 per 100 feet. They now have on hand about 200,000 feet.

Rain. Last Wednesday evening and night our section was visited by one of the hardest rains ever witnessed. All the streams are full, and mud abundant on every side. We are sorry to learn that the recent freshet washed away a large amount of timbers gotton [sic] out and placed on the bridge site of Messrs. WILEY & MILLIGAN, over East Fork....

The friends of our estimable fellow-citizen, Maj. Green W. KERR, will be glad to learn that his wife is rapidly recovering from the severe injuries sustained in a fall from a horse several weeks since.

Included here for historical interest to the region. A Gallant Fight. A report has been received by Adjutant General DAVIDSON from Captain COX’s company of Frontier Forces, that Sergeant R. V. PARKER with eleven men, attacked thirty-five Indians in Palo Pinto county on the 4th of this month, and after a six hour fight completely routed them. Ten Indians were killed, five of whom were scalped by the Rangers, and forty horses which had been stolen in the town of Palo Pinto, were recaptured and returned to the legitimate owners. In the engagement five of Captain COX’s company were wounded. .... Capt. COX reports the entire county overrun with Indians this moon.—

$50.00 Reward. Stolen from the undersigned.....unreadable....on Saturday night, May 7th, a large bay horse, 17 hands high, 5 years old, ....the rest is unreadable...... W. . HULSEY

HYMENIAL (Marriages)

At Weston on the 27th ult. By Rev. M. M. SEVIER, Mr. S. W. WILSON and Miss F. E. BROWN.

On the 20th ult. By Rev. M. M. SEVIER, M. A. THOMPSON and Miss Mary F. CHAMBERS, all of Collin county.

At the residence of the bride’s father, Francis EMERSON, on the 25th inst. Mr. Clifton H. WELCH, and Miss May B. EMERSON.

DEATHS

Departed this life at the residence of her husband, of Tyfoid [sic] Pneumonia, April the 29th, 1871, Mrs. Nannie BLAKEMAN, wife of Joel BLAKEMAN, formerly of McKinney Collin Co., Texas. In the 26th year of her age. Mrs. BLAKEMAN leaves a devoted husband and three lovely babes to mourn her loss. She had won the esteem of all of her neighbors among whom she so recently settled.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Estrayed, before R. C. WHITE, J.P., by A. BOURN, one bay horse, about 3 yrs. Old, 14 hands high, hind feet white. Appraised at $50.00

Estrayed, before R. C. WHITE, J.P. By M. WILLIAMS one sorrel mare, ten yrs. Old, 15 hands high, hind feet white, blaze face, branded on left shoulder S. B. With a blotched brand under it. Appraised at $50.00.

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, June 3, 1871 Vol. 5 No. 17


Transcriber’s Note: Only those articles pertaining to Collin County have been included here with noted exceptions. 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.

J. M. Bingham, Editor and Proprietor.

PROFESSIONAL CARD ADVERTISEMENTS

Elias EDMONDS, Attorney and Counselor at Law, (formerly of McKinney, Collin County). San Antonio, Tex. 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.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

New Goods and New Store. MURRAY & McKINNEY. North side of the Public Square at The Old Lucky Store.

Dried Apples. A Fresh lot of very superior dried applies just received by T. H. EMERSON.

Those wishing the services of a first class dentist, would do well to call on Dr. MOORE. He has just received, and is now prepared to insert the most beautiful artificial teeth.

Bradford & Sharp Oak-Tanned, Latent-Stretched cemeted and rived leather belting, gum belting, gum hose, and packing. Southern Machine Works. C. Kratz. Founder and Machinist, Portable Steam Engine and Circular Saw Mill Builder. WILEY & HARRIS, Agents, McKinney, Texas.

At W. B. LOGAN’s 101 pieces newest Styles of Prints ... and a corresponding variety of exquisitely handsome buttons, trimmings, & c.., to match, suit and set off those find dress goods. If you wish the prettiest and cheapest, it’s here. If very tasty, you are suited here. Many of these goods delight the ladies, and not expecting so large a trade, I’ll be out before I can get more. Come soon, quite soon!

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 has secured the services of Mr. J. S. STOVALL a finished workman, who will personally superintend all work put up in the shop.

For Style and Cheap Bargains go to Rhine’s New Brick Store. The Place to find the Largest and Best, the Cheapest and Most Varied, the Prettiest and Most Fashionable .... Fall and Winter Clothing ever exhibited in Northern Texas! B. W. RHINE.

Selling off at COST!! The undersigned wishing to retire from the Dry Goods Business will sell his large and beautiful stock of dry goods, comprising everything that is kept in the Notion, Hat, Boot, Shoe and Hardware Lint, At Cost! This is no Humbug! ..... All goods from this date strictly cash or no trade. T. H. EMERSON.

Aint Cotton Low? It is too bad on the farmers. Well, LOGAN is putting cotton goods down so that those trading with him are getting it back again and that is the consolation we have in trading where low prices are appreciated and practiced every day. Logan says come and see about it, and I think he’s right, from what I saw myself. J. GOODLOVE.

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). James McKINNEY, Proprietor.

PLANTER’s House. McKinney, Texas. E. J. SHORT, Proprietor. Having leased the above named hotel with the view of entertaining transient and day boarders, I respectfully solicit a share of the public patronage. Good clean rooms, good beds, and in fact everything about the house shall be kept in such order as will insure the comfort of my patrons. There is a good stable, well supplied with feed, close by. Meals at all hours between 4 A.M. & 9 P.M.

Black Land Plows! 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, J. H. CARROLL, D. M. STIMSON.....(2 names unreadable).... E. G. SHAW, W. C. McNICHOLSON, W. C. MAYFIELD. Farmersville, Oct 26, 1870.

I am agent for the new Buckeye Sewing Machines. Call on or address, W. S. McDUFFIE, 4 miles N. W. of McKinney.

W. S. CLOYD, Watch-maker, jeweler, Gunsmith, Etc., West Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas...

POLITICS

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.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Fruit.—One of our oldest farmers, Mr. Peter WETSEL, who has been here for twenty-five years, dropped in our office for a few minutes this week and from him we have a rather discouraging report of crops.

The handsome store house of Lew WETSEL, on the East side of the square is nearly completed, and presents a beautiful appearance, adding much to the looks of our square.

[The following is included for historical interest to the region.] Indians in Cook County. From W. N. SAVAGE, we learn that recently, while a party of 10 men were engaged in making rails they were attacked by a large part of Indians, and being unable to fight them, were driven off. They collected a party of about 20 men and followed the Indian trail to near Red River Station, here a fight ensued; one Indian certainly killed, and three more supposed to be. 43 head of horses were recovered and brought back. None of the white men were hurt, but two of the horses were killed in the engagement. Reprinted from the Sherman Courier.

MURRAY & McKINNEY have purchased the Old Lucky Store, on the north side of the square. Property is beginning to change hands rapidly lately, and at somewhat reasonable prices.

M. M. HAMILTON, who flourished in McKinney some months since, has been arrested at Columbus, Colorado county, on the charge of obtaining money under false pretenses in this county.

The examination of the Mt. Pleasant High School will take place in the Church at this place on Wednesday and Thursday, the 7th and 8th inst. – Exhibition each night. The public are respectfully invited to attend.

More Ku-Klux. Last Wednesday evening our community was thrown into a state of excitement by the rumor that a band of men had gone to the negro school house, west of town, and drawn pistols on the teacher and pupils, and drove them off. Every one felt that this was an outrage and should not be permitted, and enquiries were at once made, but no facts developed. Next day, the negro teacher came in town, and in reply to an enquiry from us, gave, substantially the following statement: Some days since, one Ned MUSE (highly colored) told him, the Blacksmith (somewhat dark, too) that he, MUSE had already secured the services of a large number of blacks, and intended to hire some white men, and break up the school, giving as a reason that the negroes “had no business at school and a d--d sight better be in the cornfield”. The teacher stated that no white person had molested him or his scholars. He also told us that the burning of the school house last year was the work of negroes, which fact had been satisfactorily ascertained, through he had no direct proof as to the individuals. If any of our readers take the Miscegenator, they will remember that that thing characterized the burning as a “Democratic Victory,” trying to create the impression abroad that the act was endorsed by the white people of the county. – We suppose this matter will furnish him material for many Ku Klux letters, and be reported to radical headquarters as “another horrible ku klux outrage in Collin county.”

We are glad to learn that the timbers washed away from the bridge site of Messrs. WILEY & MILLIGAN, lodged about a mile below, and can be recovered, when, we presume, the bridge will be speedily constructed.

We would say to our readers who desire a good photograph that our artist, Mr. FOWLER, will only remain a couple of weeks longer at our place, when he will commence his summer tour.

We have heretofore neglected to notice the new two story home being erected by our friend, Jas. McKINNEY, near the McKinney Hotel. The workmen are now finishing it up, and when completed, it will help the looks of that part of town.

Our friend Newt HARRIS, near the McKinney Hotel, now has ice, and something to melt it. Call in and cool off.

The rumor we published last week in regard to the killing of Joe PARKER and FREMAN [sic], in Hunt county, turns out to be untrue.

$150 Reward. Stolen from my lot in the town of Plano, on Saturday night of the 6th inst., 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 fifty dollars for the horse and thief or thieves. W. L. MERONEY, Plano, Texas. August 8th 1870.

CHURCH NEWS

A Vote of Thanks. We the committee appointed by the Superintendant of the McKinney Sunday School, to submit resolutions expressive of the sense of the school on donation of books by Miss Lizzie MARTIN, beg leave to submit the following preamble and resolutions, and request their adoption..... We hereby tender to Miss Lizzie MARTIN, our sincere thanks for her magnificent and judicious presents, and unite in the expression of our affectionate remembrance of her. Respectfully submitted, Miss Elliott FOOTE; Miss Flossie LOGAN, Miss, Mattie HAMILTON, Mr. Jimmie ALLISON, Mr. Willie HEARD, Mr. Arther BERRY.

HYMENIAL (Marriages)

Married at the residence of the bride’s father on the 23d [sic] day of May 1871, by the Rev. Mr. GATEWOOD, Mr. John BEATY formerly of Lee county, VA., to Miss Mary G., eldest daughter of Larkin ADAMSON, All of Collin county, Texas. May peace, prosperity and happiness attend them.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Estrayed, before R. C. WHITE, J.P., by A. BOURN, one bay horse, about 3 yrs. Old, 14 hands high, hind feet white. Appraised at $50.00

Before the same. By M. WILLIAMS one sorrel mare, ten yrs. Old, 15 hands high, hind feet white, blaze face, branded on left shoulder S. B. With a blotched brand under it. Appraised at $50.00.

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, July 1, 1871 Vol. 5 No. 21


Transcriber’s Note: Only those articles pertaining to Collin County have been included here with noted exceptions. 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.

J. M. Bingham, Editor and Proprietor.

PROFESSIONAL CARD ADVERTISEMENTS

Elias EDMONDS, Attorney and Counselor at Law, (formerly of McKinney, Collin County). San Antonio, Tex.

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.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

Wanted: A situation as teacher in some Academy or High School by a gentleman who is a graduate of Wofford College, South Carolina, and who has had some experience in teaching both in this State, and South Carolina. Good references given. Address, J. A. E. Care Dr. W. T. MOORE, McKinney, Texas.

New Drug Store: J. B. HOWELL & Co., North Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas. Fresh and Pure Drugs and Chemicals.

Black Land Plows. Go to EMERSON and get the best black land plow ever made.

Cutlery. Pocket and Table Cutlery of the finest finish at G. A. & L. A. FOOTE’s.

Wagons, Oxen and Land for Sale. I will sell 8 yoke of oxen, 2 heavy road wagons, and one improved farm and land on reasonable terms. Apply to A. C. LACEY, Highland, Collin co., Texas.

New Goods and New Store. MURRAY & McKINNEY. Terms: Cash or country produce. North side of the public square. McKinney, Texas.

Pictures. – Having located my gallery in McKinney, up stairs in the LARGENT building, I am prepared to take pictures of all styles, upon the latest and most approved method known to the Photograph art. Come soon as I will remain but a few weeks. Joseph HARMON.

Silver Tipped Buggy Harness. R. W. RHINE’s.

Bradford & Sharp Oak-Tanned, Latent-Stretched cemeted [sic] and riveted leather belting, gum belting, gum hose, and packing. Southern Machine Works. C. Kratz. Founder and Machinist, Portable Steam Engine and Circular Saw Mill Builder. WILEY & HARRIS, Agents, McKinney, Texas.

At W. B. LOGAN’s 101 pieces newest Styles of Prints ... and a corresponding variety of exquisitely handsome buttons, trimmings, & c.., to match, suit and set off those find dress goods. If you wish the prettiest and cheapest, it’s here. If very tasty, you are suited here. Many of these goods delight the ladies, and not expecting so large a trade, I’ll be out before I can get more. Come soon, quite soon!

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 has secured the services of Mr. J. S. STOVALL a finished workman, who will personally superintend all work put up in the shop.

For Style and Cheap Bargains go to Rhine’s New Brick Store. The Place to find the Largest and Best, the Cheapest and Most Varied, the Prettiest and Most Fashionable .... Fall and Winter Clothing ever exhibited in Northern Texas! B. W. RHINE.

Selling off at COST!! The undersigned wishing to retire from the Dry Goods Business will sell his large and beautiful stock of dry goods, comprising everything that is kept in the Notion, Hat, Boot, Shoe and Hardware Lint, At Cost! This is no Humbug! ..... All goods from this date strictly cash or no trade. T. H. EMERSON.

Aint Cotton Low? It is too bad on the farmers. Well, LOGAN is putting cotton goods down so that those trading with him are getting it back again and that is the consolation we have in trading where low prices are appreciated and practiced every day. Logan says come and see about it, and I think he’s right, from what I saw myself. J. GOODLOVE.

Isaac CROUCH, Manufacturer and Dealer in Furniture. McKinney, Texas West of the Public Square, at the old Cabinet Shop. Largest and Best Lot of Furniture Ever in the Market.

McKinney Hotel (One Block West of the Public Square.) McKinney, Texas. James McKINNEY, Proprietor.

PLANTER’s House. McKinney, Texas. E. J. SHORT, Proprietor. Having leased the above named hotel with the view of entertaining transient and day boarders, I respectfully solicit a share of the public patronage. Good clean rooms, good beds, and in fact everything about the house shall be kept in such order as will insure the comfort of my patrons. There is a good stable, well supplied with feed, close by. Meals at all hours between 4 A.M. & 9 P.M.

Black Land Plows! 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, J. H. CARROLL, D. M. STIMSON.....(2 names unreadable).... E. G. SHAW, W. C. McNICHOLSON, W. C. MAYFIELD. Farmersville, Oct 26, 1870.

Iron and Steel. A full assortment of the best American and English brands at FOOTE’s.

Wagon Harness of superior material and finish at B. W. RHINE’s.

POLITICS

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

Adjourned Meeting of the Democracy of Collin County. A meeting ... was held at the Court house, McKinney, on ... June 24, 1871 for the purpose of appointing delegates to the Dallas District Convention. Col. M. W. ALLEN called the meeting to order, and announced ..... he would preside, unless objections were made. Objections being made, and Thos. H. MURRAY was put in nomination as the anti-CONNER candidate for chairman. A division was called for and a count made. Majority for ALLEN. T. H. MURRAY was elected Secretary by aclamation [sic]. Resolutions were read by: John JOHNSON. O. C. HALL. Dr. T. W. WILEY. Harrisson [sic] BUTCHER. The Chairman appointed the following gentlemen as delegates to said convention: J. W. OGLESBY, John JOHNSON, I. F. GRAVES, J. H. LOVEJOY, W. R. H. MACK, T. T. BRADLEY, A. NEWMAN, G. W. MATHEWS, Jesse CODEY, John HENDRIX, J. A. HODGES, Dr. W. D. LAIR.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

The Bonham News says that a young man named George McELROY, formerly a clerk in RHINE’s store attempted to commit suicide by taking arsenic. Emetics were administered and his stomach, relieved of the poison.

Marshall PULLIAM, of Highland, has been eating ripe peaches since the 11th of June. There are few, if any of our farmers who are more successful with their orchards than is Mr. PULLIAM.

HOWELL & ESTES have been receiving large additions to their stock within the past few days.

Cotton. – Col. S. P. BURNS, of Farmersville, has placed upon our table a stalk of cotton containing several (word unreadable)... bolls. The stalk was pulled from a field cultivated by Mr. WOODALL, and lying in the eastern part of this county.

Fruits and Vegetables. – Our young friend, James P. DOWELL, has placed us under obligation for a mess of specimen Irish potatoes, the largest we have seen this year, and in fact large enough for any country or season. Now comes Joe FOREMAN, of Plano, with the finest ripe apples of the season. We have forgotten the variety, but remember the flavor as most delicious.

SCHOOLS

Communication from Weston. Mr. Editor. – .....On last Thursday and Friday, ....we had the pleasure of attending the examination exercises of the Weston male and female High School, and we were both astonished and delighted at the great proficiency exhibited by the pupils. .....the whole exercises were conducted with ability and success. This School has been able managed by Prof. BOWIE during the last three years, who, by his untiring energy, has proved himself to be worthy of his profession.... (signed)A. PATTERSON. M. N. SEVIER. J. M. BROWN.

DEATHS

Silas HARINGTON, an old and respected citizen of Lebanon, in this county, died on last Saturday, from an attack of pneumonia.

From the Observer we learn the death by drowning of Charlie MILLS, nephew of Col. R. Q. MILLS, and son of Captain Charles MILLS, deceased, aged fourteen years.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Estrayed before E. C. WHITE J. P., by A. BOURN, one bay horse, about 3 yrs. Old 14 hands high, hind feet white. Appraised at $50.00.

Before the same by M. WILLIAMS, one sorrel mare, ten yrs. Old 15 hands high, hind feet white, blaze face branded on left shoulder SB with a blotched brand under it. Appraised at $50.00.

Estrayed before J. A. ASTON, J. P. by Thos. STANFORD, one dark iron gray horse, six years old, 15 hands high, branded circular X on the right shoulder, and on the left hip with something resembling a trowel.

Before same by J. S. MOORE, Two work oxen, one black, 10 years old, marked crop and split and upper bit in right and crop and upper bit in left ear, branded HM on left side. The other, black –mkd. Crop and upper bit and under bit in left and crop off the right ear branded J on the left hip and right side of back, 8 yrs. Old.

By J. W. BRISENE , before J. A. ASTON one sorrel horse 7 or 8 yrs. Old an unintelligible brand, star in forehead, three white feet.

By David LINDSAY, before R. C., WHITE, one gray mare mule 10 or 12 years old, 14 hands high. Also one bay mare mule branded JWN connected on the left hip, just above which is a Spanish brand about 15 yes., 13 hds.

By J. A. CRAGER before J. M. ENLOE, one bay mare, 11 or 12 yrs. Old, 13 hds., branded on left shoulder, hip and thigh with Spanish brand, mkd: split in each ear, white in forehead, both hind feet white.

Before J. M. ENLOE, Pre. No. 3 by C. J. McKINNEY, one bay mare 8 or 9 yrs. old, 14 hands high, blotch brand on left shoulder, crop off right ear.

Before the same by W. R. D. BARNETT one clay bank pony mare, 13 hds. High, 10 yrs. old blaze face, 4 white feet, branded † on right hip. One chestnut sorrel horse 14 hds, high, 9 or 10 yrs. old; white feet blaze face.

Before J. A. ASTON, Precinct No. 2 by John RICHARDS, one bay mare 4 yrs. old, 14 hds, high, white face black mane and tail. One brown or roan mare with young colt, lame in one leg, 14 hds. high, 5 yrs. old.

Before same by E. KING one bay mare, 3 yrs old, 14 hds high, brand on left shoulder resembling T.

Before J. S. HELMS, Precinct No. 4 by W. A. JONES, one yoke of work oxen white, with black heads, branded S on left hip and shoulders, bit in left ear, and two under bits in right ear.

Before same by A. J. ALKINSON, one black mare mule, about 14 ½ hands high, 12 or 14 years old branded J. Q.

Before J. M. WILCOX, Precinct No. 5 by Clayton ROGERS one flea bitten roan filly 3 years old, 13 hands high. One two year old bay horse colt 13 hds high, branded X. One sorrel mare 8 yrs. old, 14 hds high blaze face, 3 white feet, branded with a circle 1 with an open ^ on top of the circle on both shoulders.

Estrayed by S. BOWLBY before R. C. WHITE, one brown pony horse, 10 or 12 years old, about 13 ½ hands high, branded MS on right hip.

By W. C. STANDFORD before W. H. TAYLOR, one dark bay pony horse, 5 years old, 13 hands high, star in forehead and both hind feet white.

By Joseph OWENS before J. A. ASTON, one brown horse, 8 or 9 years old, 13 ½ hands high, blaze in face, hind feet white up to hocks, branded CP on left shoulder.

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