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The McKinney Examiner, Vol. 21, No. 39, August 27, 1908.



The Democratic Congressional convention of the fourth Congressional district, was held at the Court House here Saturday afternoon, for the purpose of nominating Congressman C. B. RANDELL to succeed himself in Congress from this district nd for adopting a platform.

John K. WILSON, of Princeton, came over to the county capitol Tuesday.

Ira L. STANLEY for several years foreman of the Dallas Times-Herald hs purchased the Plano Star-Courier from J. J. RUSSELL and J. T. HORN.

E. W. KIRKPATRICK, the horticulturist of McKinney, was nominated at Dallas as candidate for Governor on the Independence ticket.

Local Gleanings:
Joe LEONARD has returned from Sulphur, Oklahoma.
J. G. FITZHUGH has returned from Sulphur, Okla.
Miss Maggie ROBBINS is a new reader of the Examiner.
Mrs. S. A. JETER is a new subscriber.
Mesdames J. L. GREER and W. T. HOARD have returned from Sulphur, Okla.
Revs. MARTIN and HIGHTOWER and J. J. NAUGLE, all of Prosper, were in McKinney today.
A. R. CULWELL of Altus, Okla pays for the Examiner to keep it coming.
Alonze DAVIS subscribes to the Examiner to get Collin county news.
Douglass SHIRLEY of Melissa came down last week to visit Houston FOSTER who is here from Brownwood.
We take pleasure in placing the name of G. D. BELL on the Examiner’s big list of substantial readers.
Dr. I. S. ROGERS and daughter, Miss Viola, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. ROGERS.
Dr. F. G. HEDGES and R. S. CLOWER, the druggist are touring in Old Mexico this week>
C. B. WASHBURN was in McKinney Tuesday.
Mrs. Abbie ALLEN of Frisco, after a visit to her brother, A. B. MAYES and family has returned home.
Dr. E. E. KING visited his brother, C. G. KING at Choctaw, Okla.
Miss Pauline ROGERS left Monday for a visit to her friend, Mrs. William Fisher ARLEDGE, formerly Miss Julian HARRIS at Jacksonville, Texas.
Mrs. E. M. PARRISH of Denison sends a dollar to renew her subscription to the Examiner.
Payton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Greenbury [ADAMS ?], is visiting his uncle R. N. ADAMS and family at Brownwood, Texas.

Allen Items.
Rev. J. W. HOLLUMS and wife are visiting relatives at Anson Jones county.
Mrs. H. T. JORDAN of Dallas, visited Miss Florence SPRADLEY and Mesdames COMPTON and MELTON this week.
Mrs. T. S. ROLATER and children visited relatives at Richardson this week.
Mrs. HAWKINS who has served several years as Chief Stenographer of the State Senate visited Mrs. TENNELL this week.
WHISENANT & KILLINGSWORTH are having their scales remodeled this week and getting in shape to handle the big corn crop.
J. G. MATHEWS and daughter, Miss Alma, and Miss Edith BANDY of Dallas are visiting Mr. Owen MATHEWS.
Miss Donna BUTLER has returned from a visit at Tulsa.
Mrs. Ellis McGEE of Oklahoma and Miss Florence BUTLER of Wylie visited S. W. BUTLER and family this week.
Tom EAST has put in a new barbership in the Allen Meat Market building.
Allen received her first bale of cotton Friday. It was brought to town by G. W. WILLIAMS.
Miss Wanda WOLFORD gave a house party to a few friends Friday and Saturday. The out of town guests were: Miss HOLEN of Ft. Worth and Misses Madie GOUGH and Grizelle SEARCY and Messrs. Henry OGILVIE, Luther MALLOW and Don DAVIS of McKinney.
Mr. KINZEY of Milton, Texas visited his brother W. M. KINZEY this week.
Raymond KILLINGSWORTH, having finished a course in the Metropolitan business College of Dallas has accepted a position with the Allen State Bank.
Miss Dadie KILLINGSWORTH of Greenville, visited W. C. KILLINGSWORTH and family.
Miss Ressie BRANCH of Dallas, visited her sisters, Mrs. A. A. HUMPHREYs and Miss Evalin in Branch Sunday.
Miss Lucile WOLFORD is on the sick list this week.
Mr. and Mrs. DAVIS are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Chas. SHEHANE this week.
Frank MATTHEWS is in Hopkins county this week.

Princeton:
Messrs R. H. JOHNSON and Tom LACEY are building a house for Dr. GREER at McKinney.
Mrs. W. D. STRODE and little son, Royal, of Ardath visited her parents here last week.
Mrs. Ed WEST and children spent Tuesday with Mr. Charley BRANNON and family at Culleoka.
Miss Lillie SHORT of New Hope is visiting Mr. Willie SMITH and family.
Miss Lena NOBLITT of Coale’s Chapel visited R. H. JOHNSON and family last week.
Bob WEST and wife left for Tennessee Monday.
W. A. HOLDER of McKinney was here Wednesday.
Dr. R. L. DAVIS and wife were in Farmersville last week.
Death has again entered into our town and taken for its victim, Mrs. S. SMITH. She has been sick for several months. [For complete story, see Obituary page at this site.]

Vineland:
Miss Ruth DOWELL of McKinney, visited Miss Almanza KERR part of last week.
Misses Myrtle COOK of McKinney and Cattie BROWN of Lucas, visited Miss Retta SCOTT last week.
J. W. SCOTT and daughter Retta accompanied by the Misses COOK and BROWN visited at the home of Mrs. W. T. NEWSOME at Celina Thursday.
? YEARGER [sic] [YEAGHER ?] of Copeville, visited his friend, Miss Pearl FLIPPEN who has recently returned from a visit to friends at that place.
Rev. Cord SPURGIN and Mr. Frank THOMPSON of Lucas were in our community last week.
Little Miss Ona HORN gave a birthday party to her friends of this place Tuesday afternoon. All had a pleasant time.
Kirk ROSS, wife and baby of Purcell, Okla, are visiting relatives here.
Miss Grace KERR is visiting in McKinney.
Mrs. D. C. FLIPPEN spent last week with her daughter, Mrs BARNES of Coale’s Chapel.
Prof. Dow MARTIN has been instructing a class in vocal music at Celina the past week.
Gano HORN and family left recently for a short stay at the French Wells.
Mrs. Eugene HOLMES and children, of Plano have been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. HORN.
Edwin CAMPBELL spent last week with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. HOLMES of Aubrey.
Mr. and Mrs. Lem STEWART of Amarillo are visiting friends here. They formerly lived in this community, and are well pleased with their western home.
Brice CAMPBELL went to Aubrey Sunday.

Weston Items:
Mrs. B. F. MOON is now seriously ill.
Miss Emma BUSH returned from St. Louis Sunday.
Miss Ruby CUNNINGHAM of Roseland has been visiting her friend, Miss Alla SPENCER of this place.
Dr. J. A. AVANT who has been very sick for the past week is rapidly recovering.
G. W. CURTIS of Tioga and a former Postmaster here, was in town Monday.
J. B. BUSH left here Tuesday morning for Green Forest, Ark., where he will visit friends.
Dow MAXWELL has been visiting his grandmother in Dallas.
Misses Ethel RUCKER and Ida MORGAN, two popular young ladies of Melissa, were in our midst last Friday.

Chambliss Items:
The sick ones are scarce now. Halsell DAVIS is recovering. Mrs. Joe GILES and baby are about as usual.
C. G. MORROW and family visited in Farmersville two weeks recently.
Mrs. Mary S. MARTIN, of Gainesville is visiting relatives here.
J. E. SCRIBNER and Mirs. LANGSTON visited relatives here Saturday and Sunday..
R. C. and Jim MERRITT are having a house erected on their mother’s farm near here.
Mr. Matt GILES of Missouri, visited his uncle, Josiah NICHOLS, last week. He once lived here for twelve months about thirty-eight years ago and then moved to Missouri and had not returned until now.
J. W. SCRIBNER made a business trip to McKinney Monday.
Miss Jennie AIRHEART returned to Peniel today after visiting here three weeks.
J.M. MOORE is preparing to move to C. HENDRIX’s farm near Wooddale.
C. G. MORROW is to move to the farm of J. V. AIRHEART to pick cotton right away.

Rock Hill:
Mr. PONDER who has been to Tennessee, to visit his aged mother, has returned and reports a fine time.
Mrs. ROSS of Purcell, Okla., and her little daughter are visiting Mrs. ROSS’ mother, Mrs. Jake LEMPLIN. Also Miss Ida LEMPLIN from Denton is visiting for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. BORUM attended the ice cream supper at Bloomdale last Friday night. They are to teach at that place next session.
Mr. Will KRANTZ is making everything hum around fixing up to have a bale of cotton a day picked. Says he is mightly tired of nothing to jingle in his pockets and make his creditors feel good.

Branch Items:
Jim CATHEY and wife are the proud parents of a fine baby boy.
James SHRADER of McKinney was in our community one day last week.
Mrs. Mallie OAKLEY and little son, Roy, visited relatives at this place last week. They formerly resided at this place, but now live in Dallas.
Z. C. MARTIN sold some fine beef cattle last week at a fancy price.
Bob IRBY and family, of Irving visited Jeff SHADDIX and wife last Thursday night.
Mr. DENSMORE of Ellis, Texas who has rented from Mr. LAFON for another year, has moved to our community.
T. C. OAKLEY and daughter, Miss Vera of Nolan, Texas, Nolan county, visited relatives at this place. Mr. OAKLEY formerly resided at this place but purchased land in Nolan county some three years ago.

Lone Elm Items:
Mr. John BRYAN and daughter of Ozark Ark., visited his uncle J. M. BRYAN last week.
Tom and Amon ANDERSON and T. I. TAYLOR has [sic] returned from a visit to Smithville, Tenn.
Mr. RAINEY, of Sunset, Montague county, visited his daughter, Mrs. Dock SMITH of Lone Elm last week.
William RIVERS and wife visited relatives at Ladonia last week.
Charley BRYAN is suffering with a boil on his foot.

Melissa Items:
Roy A. JORDAN who has been visiting friends at Pilot Point returned home Tuesday.
Miss Ethel RUCKER left Wednesday for a visit to Greenville.
Miss Ethel PARRIS visited Miss May NICHOLSON Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. TODD of McKinney attended church here Tuesday night.
Mrs. H. E. MORGAN and daughter, Mrs. Ida, Misses Ethel PARRIS and Ethel RUCKER and Mr. C. H. DEAL were in McKinney Monday afternoon.
A. M. TAYLOR, of Melissa ....[had] his Examiner continued one year longer.

Celina Items:
Miss Eunice FORSHEE of Paris returned home after a week’s visit to Mr. and Mrs. S. J. PIERCE.
Mrs. Willet STONE and Mr. and Mrs. Fowler WADDLE have returned from a month visit to relatives in Celina, Tenn.
Prof. REED of Ft. Worth formerly President of Hawthorne College at McKinney .....will be Superintendent of the Celina High School this year.
Mrs. Alma KIRK formerly of Celina but now of Sherman returned home today.
Mrs. Jno. STALLCUP, Miss Belle KELLEY and Dr. Walter STALLCUP left yesterday for Mineral Wells.
Mr. R. SHIPMAN living two miles west of town happened to the misfortune of getting his home destroyed by fire Saturday morning.

McKinney Letter List.
Advertised letter list, McKinney, Texas, Aug. 25, 1908.
Ladies: AMES, Mrs. Mollie; ARP, Mrs. Mattie; COFFEE, Mrs. R. A.; Lisinbee, Mrs. L; MILNER, Miss Ruby; PARKISON, Miss Birdie; ROBUCKSON, Miss Mine?; SHERLEY, Mrs. Susan; SKIPPER, Mrs. Ailell; TRIPLETT, Mrs. Laura; WALLACE, Miss Bessie.
Gentlemen: ARMSTRONG, Dr. A. A.; BIRMINGHAM, Raymon; HARRIS J. J. (2); HALL, Llold; HOLLMAN, Clenence; KENDRICK, M. R.; LUCUS, John; PIERCE, W. E.; PORTER, S. H.; ROBINSON, R. W. H.; SHIPLEY, W. S.; SNIDER, J. W.; WRIGHT, Lee; WELSH, W. H.
Packages: NIPP, Mrs. Virgil; SMITH, John Allen. [Signed] S. H. COLE, P.M.[postmaster].

A call to the loyal Democrats of Collin County.
[Those contributing to a campaign fund to elect BRYAN and KERN.]
R. C. MERRITT, F. E. WILCOX, W. P. CLOYD, G. R. SMITH, Walter KEEN, D. W. OBRTEN, J. M. PEARSON, J. S. DOWELL, H. L. DAVIS, I. FRANKLIN, Clint THOMPSON, F. C. THOMPSON, John R. BROWN, L. J. TRUITT, N. A. BURTON.

Mrs. E. N. McAULAY has returned from Denton where she visited her daughter, Mrs. I. E. PROVENCE.

Mrs. O. L. TUCKER went to McKinney this morning to visit her sister Mrs. PARDUE. This is Mrs. TUCKER’s first visit to that city since she moved to Sherman six years ago.

J. T. CLOWER of Houston, has returned after a visit to his son, R. S. CLOWER and family.

Will MONROE and wife were in McKinney Tuesday and informed us that a Methodist meeting will commence at Wilson Chapel next Sunday.

There is quite a lot of fishing sport at Club Lake recently. The latest is a 11 3/4 pound catfish caught by Dr. BURTON and Morris STIFF. Those in the party were Dr. and Mrs. E. L. BURTON, Mrs. J. D. STIFF and son and Miss Mary LOVE.

Eld. Hugh McCLELLAN of McKinney came up from Celina yesterday afternoon and went to Sherman.

The residence part of the jail upstairs and down stairs has been overhauled, cleaned, painted and papered and Sheriff EUBANKS and his family have moved therein. Mr. EUBANKS has just arrived from Crowell where he had gone on business. He reports Tom and Joe BEVERLY doing nicely and all other Collin county people out there well pleased.

Rev. RIEVES, pastor of the First Presbyterian church here has returned from Forney where he held a successful revival.

The little seven year old daughter of Robert WOODS at Blue Ridge died Friday evening at the home of its grandfather, Jas. BROOKINS. She had suffered untold agony for two weeks with throat trouble.

Wms. WARDEN left Tuesday evening for Denison where he will visit his daughter, Mrs. Will BRISTOL and family until Wednesday when he will proceed to Oklahoma City accompnaied by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Todd WARDEN. Miss Eloise BRISTOL who has been visiting relatives here returned to her home at Denison with Mr. WARDEN.

Rev. J. B. GOBER and daughter, Miss Jim, have returned from Bennington and Durant.

Dr. E. I .[L?] BURTON is visiting his parents at Bells.

Tog CHANDLER captured a large centipede at his home west of McKinney a few days ago. It was discovered by his little son, Grady, who came very near being bitten by the poisonous insect [sic] which was one of the largest of its kind.

D. C. GEORGE and his two little sons, Masters Mack and Tom were in McKinney Wednesday.

Oscar DOBBS of Altoga was hurt in a runaway at Altoga a few days ago. He was thrown against a fence and the buggy was badly damaged.

Marriage Licenses.
W. A. GRAY and Alice Johnson.
Dr. Frank Prescott WATSON and Mrs. Virginia CLOSE.
G. W. CARPENTER and Willie Mae JASPER.

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