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McKinney Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, January 5, 1878 Vol.11 No. 46



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

Published Every Saturday by J. H. Bingham,

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.

Authorized Agents: The following named persons are fully authorized to receive and receipt for subscription, advertising and job work for the Enquirer: Jos. W. BAINES – Plano; C. C. PERRIN – Farmersville; S. R. HAMILTON – Farmersville; Dr. R. A. TAYLOR – Millwood; J. J. THOMPSON – Rock Hill.

PROFESSIONAL CARD ADVERTISEMENTS

Chas. MORRISS. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas. Special attention to collections and land litigation.

?. M. ABERNATHY and M. G. ABERNATHY. ABERNATHY Bros., Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas, Office – Up-stairs over STIFF & SWAN’s.

J. M. PEARSON. Attorney at Law. Practices in the State and United States Court. McKinney, Texas. Office in MORROW Building.

K. R. CRAIG, Attorney and Counselor at Law, McKinney, Texas.

J. R. BURNS. Lawyer. McKinney, Texas. Practices in the State and United States Courts. I labor hard in my profession and my fees must be cash or the equivalent; I will not, however, deny my services to a poor man. Contracts for fees must be in writing. I want it understood that I do not give professional advice gratis.

Jos. W. BAINES. Lawyer and Land Agent, Plano, Collin County, Texas. Will practice in the counties of Collin, Grayson, Denton, Dallas and Rockwall. Will buy, sell and lease lands; and will give prompt attention to the collection of claims.

Jas. L. GRAY, Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas. Has permanently located at McKinney, and will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to him.

Geo. W. BENTLEY, Attorney at Law, McKinney, Tex. Will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to his care. Office on Virginia Street, 2 doors West of public square.

J. W. THROCKMORTON, Thos. J. BROWN, E. F. BROWN. Throckmorton, Brown & Bro. Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas.

R. DeARMOND [sic]. McKinney, Texas. Will practice law in the District Courts of Dallas, Collin, and Grayson counties.

Richard MALTBIE. Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas. All business entrusted to his care will be promptly attended to.

Jno. D. PAGE, Attorney at Law; McKinney Texas. Office in Court House.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

Attention Farmers! McLEAN’s Cotton Gin in Full Blast! Bring on Your Cotton. Toll – one-thirteenth. Good samples guaranteed. Cash Paid for Barley and Corn in the ear.

The New York Store is the place to buy ...goods. Remember the place – HOWELL’s New Brick Building, North Side of Public Square, M. BAUM, Ag’t.

J. S. & S. D. HEARD Wholesale and retail Grocers, McKinney, Texas.

Farm and Road Wagons. McKinney Market House, Chas. MAHER, Proprietor. Virginia Street, West of Public Square.

McKinney Brick Yard, From and after September 15th, 1877 the McKinney Brick Yard will be run by the undersigned, who will endeavor to keep a full stock of material in their line. SCOTT & QUISENBERRY.

Bakery & Confectionery. A. J. KRAUSE, East Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas.

Special Attention Given to Undertaking. Metalic Caskets and Coffins, Shrouding, Etc. Constantly on hand; and Hearse and Horses, with careful driver, always in readiness. Call in and look at the stock before purchasing elsewhere. I allow no customer to go away dissatisfied. Isaac CROUCH.

The New Furniture Store, McKinney, Tex. A full and complete stock of Bedsteads, Bureaus, Lounges, Chairs, Safes, Cupboards, Centre Tables, Whatnots, Glassware, Queensware, China, Table Cutlery and Spoons and a full line of House Furnishing Goods. Also a full assortment of Coffins & Burial Caskets for sale as low as any house in North Texas. NENNEY & WELCH.

H. HORTON, McKinney Dealers in the celebrated stove, the “General”. Wholesale and retail dealers in Hardware, iron, nails, steel, agricultural implements, builders’ hardware, wood and willow ware, etc. McKinney.

Nothing Like Leather, and the place to get it is at A. & W. HUNSTABLE’s. Manufacturers and dealers in Boots and Shoes, ALLISON Building, West Side Public Square.

Fresh Lot. Prints, cosmetics, Plaids, Linsey, Jeans and Flannels at ARDINGER & Co.’s.

$10 Reward – Horse Stolen. From my home, near Lebanon on the night of the 6th instant, one bay roan horse, about six years old, 14 ˝ hands high, branded A.N. on left shoulder, gear marks on his sides, small star in his forehead. I will give $10 for information that will lead to his recovery. George NEIL, Lebanon, Texas.

Go to MOBERLY’s Fine Art Gallery, Upstairs in MORROW Block.

Sale and Feed Stable. J. C. & L. T. CATON. McKinney, Texas.

W. S. CLOYD, watch-maker jeweler, gunsmith, etc., West side Public Square, McKinney, Texas.

D. GOODIN, Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Spectacles. McKinney, Texas.

Thos. H. EMERSON & Bro. Bankers and Dealers in Exchange, McKinney, Texas. Currency, silver and gold bought and sold. First class paper discounted.

J. R. MILES, Fashionable Tailor, McKinney, Tex. Offers his services to the public. He keeps the latest styles on hand, and guarantees satisfaction to those who patronize him.

Something New in McKinney. J. W. WAGGONER & Company, Propose to run a Regular Horse Showing Shop, where they will do the best of shoeing, both for trotting and riding. All diseased feet treated with the best of care. All work warranted. We mean what we say.

J. W. MOORE. J. F. MOORE. Alamo Mills, J. W. MOORE & Co., Melissa, Texas. We pay more for wheat in cash, give more and better flour in exchange, than any mill in North Texas. And we will sample our second grade of flour against the first grade of any other Mill in the State. We are determined to excel.

Blacksmithing. D. STIFF announces to the public that he has taken charge of the shop on West Virginia street, and is prepared to do all work in his line. Particular attention paid to shoeing and repair work.

I. D. NEWSOME. W. B. NEWSOME. I. D. Newsome & Son. Wholesale and retail grocers and dealers in bagging and ties. Cash advances made on cotton left with us for sale or shipment.

Boonekamp of Maagbitters. Strengthens and purifies the stomach, is a radical cure of dyspepsia, rush of blood to the head, pains in the side, headache, cramps and colic. Hundreds of testimonials can be produced. For sale by D. W. MURCHISON, Sole Agent for Collin Co.

Cotton Seed. We will buy all the good cotton seed to be hand in the market, and will pay the highest price in cash. W. R. POWELL & Bro.

60 dozen men’s hats, of different styles, at 75 cents apiece are now in stock at ALEXANDER & ARON’s.

A. J. COWLEY, Blacksmith and wagon maker. McKinney, Texas.

Saddlery & Harness. I would call the attention of all needing anything in my line to the very full and complete stock of saddles, harness, saddlery hardware and leather. J. S. STOVALL East Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas.

Notice. Letters testamentary having been granted to me by the Honorable County Court of Collin county, at its September Term, A.D. 1877, I hereby notify all persons having claims against the estate of Peter WETSEL, deceased, that they are required to present the same to me for allowance within twelve months from date. Jos. W. BAINES Ex’r of the will of Peter SETSEL dec’d. October 1, 1877.

A Good Open Top Buggy. With Pole and Shafts, and Double Shitting. Harness for sale or trade for stock. Apply to John. A. BUCK, 2 ˝ miles S.W. McKinney.

Short Horn Cattle and Berkshire and Essex Pigs. $10.00 each or six for $50.00 I also wish to buy a few young mules of good size. Isaac F. GRAVES, Collin county, Texas.

Pure Blooded Hogs Berkshire and Poland-China. I have at the head of my herds the Year Old Premium Poland China Boar of the St. Louis Fair, 1875. E. B. STIFF, McKinney, Texas

J. W. FRANKLIN. L. W. BUSH. Importers and Breeders of Pure Berkshire Hogs. Allen, Texas.

Andrew WETSEL, Furniture Dealer and Undertaker, Plano, Texas. Coffins and burial Caskets are ays [sic] on hand.

New cotton Gin, McKinney, Texas. G. M. WATTS, Proprietor.

FITZHUGH Mills. A. E. LENT, Proprietor. I have thoroughly repaired the above well-known Mills, and am now prepared to grind wheat and corn for toll.

Lumber. Having purchased Mr. Wm. CAMERON’s entire stock of lumber, sash, doors, blinds, shingles, etc., etc., we are now well equipped and prepared to satisfy the wants of all parties. R. M. PAGE & Co. McKinney, Texas.

Pay Up Now. All parties who are indebted to me, either by note or account, must pay during this year, as my money I must have. If not paid by January 1st 1878, I will be compelled to place all my claims out for collection. Ben W. RHINE. Oct. 5, 1877.

To Land Buyers. I now offer my farm for sale, situated about 1 Ľ miles East from Plano, Collin county, Texas, on the road leading from Plano to Shreveport, Jefferson, and all Eastern Texas. Said farm consists of 487 acres...... Call on or address – J. C. FORMAN, Plano, Texas.

MEDICAL/DENTAL/DRUG STORE ADVERTISEMENTS

B. M. E. SMITH, M.D., T. W. WILEY, M.D. Physicians and Surgeons, McKinney, Texas. Having formed a copartnership for the practice of Medicine, tender their services to the public. Office – Virginia street, west of the public square. Nov. 1, 1877.

Dr. Robt. GALE, McKinney Texas. Will give special attention to Obstetrics and diseases of the genito urinary system. Office opposite the post office.

Dr. R. A. TAYLOR. Millwood, Texas. Having sufficiently recovered his health respectfully tenders his professional services to all who may desire them.

Dr. C. N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country. Office in City Drug Store, Southside Public Square.

R. D. ALLISON. Local Dentist. Has opened an office in the city of McKinney, at the Allison Hall, for the practice of Dentistry, in all its branches. Treatment of sore mouth and gums a speciality. Will wait on all who desire it at their residences. Charges to suit the times. June 27th, 1877.

New Drug Store! McAULAY & SIMS; Dealers in Drugs, Paints, Oils, and Fancy Goods. Special attention given to the prescription department, etc. North-east corner Public Square in MORROW Block.

FOOTE & HERNDON. Wholesale and Retail Druggists, New Brick Building North-west corner of Square McKinney, Texas.

City Drug Store. South Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas. Sign of the Golden Morter. Dr. A. GULLETT, has just opened a new and fresh stock Drugs, Patent Medicines.

McKINNEY LETTER LIST – List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Collin county, Texas, December 29, 1877, which if not called for in four weeks will be sent to the Dead Letter Office, Washington, D. C. ANDREWS, A. M. & Co., ALLEN, Elmore.; BALES, C.C.; BRIDGES, James.; BOYLE, Leroy.; BROWNING, Wells.; BUTLER, Walter; BUTLER, Mary A.; CARPENTER, Chas. E.; CLEGHONE, S. T.; CHRISTIE, C.M.; CHILDUS, Miss M.C.; DAVID, Chef; DAVIS, Rev. Mr.; FITZHUGH, John; FINDLEY, Jno. T.; GATES, ? M.; GRIFFITH, Sam’l; HENRY, Mollie A.; HERINGTON, Susan; HUFF, J. F.; KEYS, Joseph; LINCH, Wm. H.; MAXEY, Rufus; MELNER, E. J. C.; MOORE, J.T.; McQUERRY, Wm.; McNELLY, Mrs. M.; O’BRIEN, Martha; Pearce, Wm. J. 2; PHILLIPS, John; PUGH, Joshua B.; SWAIN, E. L.; SPRAFFINS [Spraggins?), John; TAYLOR, J.H. 2; TARR, Josiah; WARD, S.T.; WESNER, e.J.; WILFORD, J.H.; WHITE, Noah. Persons calling for letters on this list must say they are advertised, otherwise they may fail to get them; Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

PLANO LETTER LIST—List of letters remaining in the post office at Plano, Collin county, Texas January 1st, 1878 which if not called for in four weeks will be sent to the Dead Letter office, Washington, D.C. BUCKHANNON, H. W. 4; BROWN, W. W.; BRYNE, W. G.; BUTLER, Wm.; BROWN, Elisha; BRASIT, Mrs.; CARTER, W.T.; COLLEY, A.W.; CABBALL, Sam; COURTNEY, James; CANNEYEY, S.B.; COLE, A.D.; DUGLESS [sic], Mrs. M.E.; DAWSON, T.B.; DAVIS, James; DRAKE, D.M.; EDWARDS, Thos. R.; FORTE, James T.; FLETCHER, Joel H.; GASTO, Mrs. Fanny; HAYS, R.C.; HARRIS, Elonzo; JUDGE, B.; KIRKPATRICK, R. J.; KING, Joseph S. 2; KEARLEY, Henry; LANDEN, L. P.; LEWIS, James; LEWIS, G. J.; MOORE, R. M.; MOORE, M.K.; McGUIRE, Mark; MALONE, J.P.; MARTIN, Gip; MANN, Miss Jane; NEAL, Willie D.; NEWELL, J. N.; OFFIELD, L. T.; OBILLES, L.; OATMAN, John C.; PAYNET, J.P.; ROWLAND, H. R.; RAY, M.E.; RECKMAN, J.A.; SHAW, S.M.2; SILLY [sic], Thos A.; SMITH, Mrs. N.J.; STITH, Knight 2; SHANNON, J. R.; SWANSON, J.A.; STEEL, H.A.; SHOENFIELD, H.2; STADMAN, Geo. W.; SEIERS, Miss Ellen; THORNTON, Dr. J. F.; VASSAN, R.M.2; VAUGHN, Milton s. 2; VANANETER, Albert; WATSON, Mrs. S. H.; WALLACE, T.F.; WARREN, Margret; WHITE, J.H.; WARREN, C.E.H.; WILSON, L.D. Persons calling for letters on this list will please say “advertised.” C. C. DEWEY, P. M. [postmaster].

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

(This article is included for background and historical interest.) Collin County. It becomes a pleasant duty to give to our readers the statistics of the continued growth and prosperity of Collin county during the year 1877. In the absence of a census, we are compelled to resort to the scanty but reliable information afforded by the county records. From the tax books we learn that the total assessed value of the property of the entire county amounts to $5,575,170. During the year 1876 it amounted to $4,413,320. A portion of this increase is attributable to the fact that all lands in the county have to be assessed in the county and not at Austin, as heretofore. The total number of persons liable to poll tax in 1876 was 3,521, while in 1877 it amounted to 4,125. During the year 1876 about 223 marriage licenses were issued by the clerk of the county court, while about 309 were issued in 1877. At least one-fifth more deeds and mortgages were recorded in 1877 than in 1876.

Narrow Escape.—Last Saturday evening the alarm of fire was sounded, and upon hastening in the direction of the alarm the residence of Mr. ELDRIDGE was discovered to be on the point of catching from a defective chimney. The wind...was very high and blowing directly toward the square. Had the fire not been checked, the whole town would have been in danger.

Dissolution. The firm of DOUGLASS & WILKINSON is this day dissolved by limitation [sic]. Debtors must settle their accounts or pay costs. Signed. F. M. DOUGLASS, J. C. WILKINSON. Weston, January 1st, 1878.

J. B. STIFF is building a handsome residence on the site where the residence of Captain R. M. BOARD was burned down a few weeks since.

J. S. STOVALL, the “old reliable” saddler of North Texas, has purchased the stock of R. E. GIBBONS, and yet added much other material. He now has in stock 300 saddles, and harness till there is no room for more, all of which he will sell for the next thirty days, at prices far below what the same goods can be purchased for anywhere in North Texas.

Our old friend, Hogan WITT, dropped in upon us on New Year’s day, paid his twelfth year’s subscription to the Enquirer, and for two copies to go to distant friends during ’78. Such visits are always appreciated by the printer.

In passing HUNSTABLE’s Shoe Store, we have noticed many pairs of find boots, shoes and slippers for the holiday trade. They always are busy, both making and selling goods.

Stock Law Election. Notice is hereby given that an election will be held at Millwood and Bear Creek School House in Collin county, on Saturday, 29th day of December 1877 for the purpose of determining whether hogs, sheep, and goats shall be allowed to run at large.......Witness my hand. T. C. GOODNER Co. Judge, Collin Co.

To all persons interested in the estate of Robert M. SMITH and Sallie E. SMITH, minors. Notice is hereby given that W. E. SMITH, guardian of said minors, has filed in County Court of Collin county, his application and vouchers, to resign said guardianship, which will be acted upon at the next term of the County Court of Collin county, to be holden at the court house in the city of McKinney, on the 3rd Monday in January 1878, when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same. Witness my hand this December 26th 1877. J. M. BENGE, Clerk, Co. Court collin Co., Texas.

To the Sheriff or any Constable of Collin County – Greeting: Whereas SMITH & McCARTY have made affidavit and filed in my office, that L. W. OMSTEAD is justly indebted to them ....for the sum of Twenty-seven dollars, due and unpaid....Said L. W. OMSTEAD so secretes himself so that he cannot be served by the regular process of law. These are, therefore, to command that you summons L. W. OMSTEAD by publication as the law directs to appear before me at my office in the city of McKinney ...on the first Monday in January, A.D. 1878. W. R. H. MACK, J.P. Precinct No. 1, Collin Co., Texas

To all persons interested in the administration of the estate of Sampson FINLEY, deceased: Notice is hereby given that H. H. FINLEY, administrator of said estate, has filed....application to sell 40 acres of land belonging to said estate in Collin county.... to be acted upon....the third Monday in January, 1878. Witness my hand. J. M. Benge, Clerk, District Court, Collin Co., Texas.

CHURCH NEWS

Concert. – The concert given by the young ladies and gentlemen for the benefit of the Presbyterian Sunday school, at the court house on Thursday night, was a grand success. There was a good audience and the concert is spoken of in the highest terms. Another performance is given this evening. Let all attend.

MARRIAGES

On December 31st, 1877, by Rev. C. N. JARRELL, William BRYANT and Nancy E. BIRD.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Estrayed by G. W. FORD, before W. R. H. MACK, J. P., Precinct No. 1, one yellow horse 11 ˝ hands high, 5 years old, no brand. One chestnut sorrel stallion, 14 ˝ hands high, 3 years old, no brand. One sorrel mare 12 years old, 14 ˝ hands high, no brands.

Estrayed by J. B. GLAZE before B. S. SHERBURN, J. P. , Precinct No. 6, one brown or ? colored horse mule, 3 years old, 11 ˝ hands high, no brands.

Estrayed by J. ? LANGSTON before F. J. VANCE, J. P. Precinct No. 5, one brown horse about 15 hands high, about 10 years old, saddle and harness marks, no brands.

Estrayed by J. M. STONE, before F. J. VANCE, J. P., Precinct No. 5, one bay horse, 4 years old, 11 ˝ hands high, bald face, branded A on right thigh, saddle and harness marks.

Witness my hand and seal of office this January 3rd, 1878. J. M. BENGE, Clerk. By P. WALTON, Deputy.

Estrayed by R. C. CLARK, before F. J. VANCE, J.P., Precinct No. 5, 1 black mare about [?] years old, 15 hands high, left hind foot white, branded on left thigh, thus – GN. 1 black filly, 3 years old, 15 hands high, both hind feet white, no brands.

Estrayed by Wm. SACHSE, before F. J. VANCE, J. P., Precinct No. 5, 1 bay mare....about 14 hands high, no brands, 1 black horse, 6 years old, blaze face, both hind feet white, 14 hands high, no brands, 1 black filly, 3 years old, 14 hands high, no brands, both hind feet white, 1 bay year old colt, no brands.

Estrayed by David E. LONDON, before W. R. H. MACK, J. P. Precinct No. 1, 1 bay horse 8 or 10 years old, 15 hands high, branded HT on left shoulder. 1 brown mare, 8 or 20 years old, about 14 ˝ hands high, branded AM on left shoulder, has a mule colt, 1 year old.

Estrayed by G. W. FORD, 1 yellow horse, 5 years old, 14 ˝ hands high, 1 chestnut sorrel stallion, 3 years old, 14 ˝ hands high. 1 sorrel mare, 12 years old, 14 ˝ hands high has a sucking colt.

Witness my hand seal of office this December 27th, 1877. J. M. BENGE, Clerk. Collin Co. Texas.

Estrayed by John T. HUNT, before W. R. H. MACK, J.P. Precinct No. 1, one dark bay mare, about 7 or 8 years old, about 13 hands high, branded on the left shoulder HP (connected) and on the left hip HP (connected), the brand on the shoulder has some brand underneath.

Estrayed by A. T. FITTS, before W. R. H. Mack, J. P., Precinct No. 1, one white pony horse, 13 ˝ hands high, about 8 years old, branded dim T on the left shoulder.

Estrayed by W. M. BOREN, before J. T. JENKINS, J.P. Precinct, No. 8, one brown bay horse mule, about 14 hands high, 6 years old, saddle and gear marks, no brands.

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McKinney Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, January 12, 1878 Vol. 11 No. 47



Eleventh Year of Publication!

Published Every Saturday by J. H. Bingham,

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 brackets.

Authorized Agents: The following named persons are fully authorized to receive and receipt for subscription, advertising and job work for the Enquirer: Jos. W. BAINES – Plano; C. C. PERRIN – Farmersville; S. R. HAMILTON – Farmersville; Dr. R. A. TAYLOR – Millwood; J. J. THOMPSON – Rock Hill.

PROFESSIONAL CARD ADVERTISEMENTS

Chas. MORRISS. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas. Special attention to collections and land litigation.

W. M. ABERNATHY and M. G. ABERNATHY. ABERNATHY Bros., Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas, Office – Up-stairs over STIFF & SWAN’s.

J. M. PEARSON. Attorney at Law. Practices in the State and United States Court. McKinney, Texas. Office in MORROW Building.

K. R. CRAIG, Attorney and Counselor at Law, McKinney, Texas.

J. R. BURNS. Lawyer. McKinney, Texas. Practices in the State and United States Courts. I labor hard in my profession and my fees must be cash or the equivalent; I will not, however, deny my services to a poor man. Contracts for fees must be in writing. I want it understood that I do not give professional advice gratis.

Jos. W. BAINES. Lawyer and Land Agent, Plano, Collin County, Texas. Will practice in the counties of Collin, Grayson, Denton, Dallas and Rockwall. Will buy, sell and lease lands; and will give prompt attention to the collection of claims.

Jas. L. GRAY, Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas. Has permanently located at McKinney, and will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to him.

Geo. W. BENTLEY, Attorney at Law, McKinney, Tex. Will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to his care. Office on Virginia Street, 2 doors West of public square.

J. W. THROCKMORTON, Thos. J. BROWN, E. F. BROWN. Throckmorton, Brown & Bro. Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas.

R. DeARMOND [sic]. McKinney, Texas. Will practice law in the District Courts of Dallas, Collin, and Grayson counties.

Richard MALTBIE. Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas. All business entrusted to his care will be promptly attended to.

Jno. D. PAGE, Attorney at Law; McKinney Texas. Office in Court House.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

30,000 pounds Fence Wire just received and for sale low for cash. H. A. McDONALD.

Attention Farmers! McLEAN’s Cotton Gin in Full Blast! Bring on Your Cotton. Toll – one-thirteenth. Good samples guaranteed. Cash Paid for Barley and Corn in the ear.

J.S. & S. D. HEARD Wholesale and retail Grocers, McKinney, Texas.

Farm and Road Wagons. McKinney Market House, Chas. MAHER, Proprietor. Virginia Street, West of Public Square.

McKinney Brick Yard, From and after September 15th, 1877 the McKinney Brick Yard will be run by the undersigned, who will endeavor to keep a full stock of material in their line. SCOTT & QUISENBERRY.

Special Attention Given to Undertaking. Metalic [sic] Caskets and Coffins, Shrouding, Etc. Constantly on hand; and Hearse and Horses, with careful driver, always in readiness. Call in and look at the stock before purchasing elsewhere. I allow no customer to go away dissatisfied. Isaac CROUCH.

The New Furniture Store, McKinney, Tex. A full and complete stock of Bedsteads, Bureaus, Lounges, Chairs, Safes, Cupboards, Centre Tables, Whatnots, Glassware, Queensware, China, Table Cutlery and Spoons and a full line of House Furnishing Goods. Also a full assortment of Coffins & Burial Caskets for sale as low as any house in North Texas. NENNEY & WELCH.

H. HORTON, McKinney Dealers in the celebrated stove, the “General”. Wholesale and retail dealers in Hardware, iron, nails, steel, agricultural implements, builders’ hardware, wood and willow ware, etc. McKinney.

Nothing Like Leather, and the place to get it is at A. & W. HUNSTABLE’s. Manufacturers and dealers in Boots and Shoes, ALLISON Building, West Side Public Square.

Fresh Lot. Prints, cosmetics, Plaids, Linsey, Jeans and Flannels at ARDINGER & Co.’s.

Go to MOBERLY’s Fine Art Gallery, Upstairs in MORROW Block.

Sale and Feed Stable. J. C. & L. T. CATON. McKinney, Texas.

D. GOODIN, Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Spectacles. McKinney, Texas.

Thos. H. EMERSON & Bro. Bankers and Dealers in Exchange, McKinney, Texas. Currency, silver and gold bought and sold. First class paper discounted.

J. R. MILES, Fashionable Tailor, McKinney, Tex. Offers his services to the public. He keeps the latest styles on hand, and guarantees satisfaction to those who patronize him.

Something New in McKinney. J. W. WAGGONER & Company, Propose to run a Regular Horse Showing Shop, where they will do the best of shoeing, both for trotting and riding. All diseased feet treated with the best of care. All work warranted. We mean what we say.

Blacksmithing. D. STIFF announces to the public that he has taken charge of the shop on West Virginia street, and is prepared to do all work in his line. Particular attention paid to shoeing and repair work.

I. D. NEWSOME. W. B. NEWSOME. I. D. Newsome & Son. Wholesale and retail grocers and dealers in bagging and ties. Cash advances made on cotton left with us for sale or shipment.

Boonekamp of Maagbitters. Strengthens and purifies the stomach, is a radical cure of dyspepsia, rush of blood to the head, pains in the side, headache, cramps and colic. Hundreds of testimonials can be produced. For sale by D. W. MURCHISON, Sole Agent for Collin Co.

Cotton Seed. We will buy all the good cotton seed to be hand in the market, and will pay the highest price in cash. W. R. POWELL & Bro.

60 dozen men’s hats, of different styles, at 75 cents apiece are now in stock at ALEXANDER & ARON’s.

A. J. COWLEY, Blacksmith and wagon maker. McKinney, Texas.

Saddlery & Harness. I would call the attention of all needing anything in my line to the very full and complete stock of saddles, harness, saddlery hardware and leather. J. S. STOVALL East Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas.

Short Horn Cattle and Berkshire and Essex Pigs. $10.00 each or six for $50.00 I also wish to buy a few young mules of good size. Isaac F. GRAVES, Collin county, Texas.

Pure Blooded Hogs Berkshire and Poland-China. I have at the head of my herds the Year Old Premium Poland China Boar of the St. Louis Fair, 1875. E. B. STIFF, McKinney, Texas

J.W. FRANKLIN. L. W. BUSH. Importers and Breeders of Pure Berkshire Hogs. Allen, Texas.

Andrew WETSEL, Furniture Dealer and Undertaker, Plano, Texas. Coffins and burial Caskets are ays [sic] on hand.

New cotton Gin, McKinney, Texas. G. M. WATTS, Proprietor.

FITZHUGH Mills. A. E. LENT, Proprietor. I have thoroughly repaired the above well-known Mills, and am now prepared to grind wheat and corn for toll.

MEDICAL/DENTAL/DRUG STORE ADVERTISEMENTS

B. M. E. SMITH, M.D., T. W. WILEY, M.D. Physicians and Surgeons, McKinney, Texas. Having formed a copartnership for the practice of Medicine, tender their services to the public. Office – Virginia street, west of the public square. Nov. 1, 1877.

Dr. Robt. GALE, McKinney Texas. Will give special attention to Obstetrics and diseases of the genito urinary system. Office opposite the post office.

Dr. R. A. TAYLOR. Millwood, Texas. Having sufficiently recovered his health respectfully tenders his professional services to all who may desire them.

Dr. C. N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country. Office in City Drug Store, Southside Public Square.

R. D. ALLISON. Local Dentist. Has opened an office in the city of McKinney, at the Allison Hall, for the practice of Dentistry, in all its branches. Treatment of sore mouth and gums a speciality [sic]. Will wait on all who desire it at their residences. Charges to suit the times. June 27th, 1877.

New Drug Store! McAULAY & SIMS; Dealers in Drugs, Paints, Oils, and Fancy Goods. Special attention given to the prescription department, etc. North-east corner Public Square in MORROW Block.

FOOTE & HERNDON. Wholesale and Retail Druggists, New Brick Building North-west corner of Square McKinney, Texas.

City Drug Store. South Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas. Sign of the Golden Morter. Dr. A. GULLETT, has just opened a new and fresh stock Drugs, Patent Medicines.

McKINNEY LETTER LIST – List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Collin county, Texas, January 5, 1878, which if not called for in four weeks will be sent to the Dead Letter Office, Washington, D. C. ALFORD, James A.; ALAWAY, John; BACHELOR, E.C.; BOUIN, J. D.; BOUN, John; BROWNE< Hedgman; BUTTS, J. E. 2; BRUCE, J. T.; CARPENTER, E.M.; CHESTNUT, J. W.; COFFEE, Sale 2; DAVIS, J. P.; EDWARDS, Dan’l; FLIPPO, Robt A.; FOSTER, J.T.; GRAVES, Laura; GILL, Thomas; GOODEN, Henry; HACKLEY, M.E.; HANNA, Isaac; HALL, Julia A., HALINTON, Wm. M.; JOHNSON, S.T.; KING, William; MARTEN, Daniel; MAYER, Jacob J.; MOORE, John T.; MONTGOMERY, P.G.; McKINNEY, Milton; McDONALD, L.; McCASLAND, Wm.; OGLE, Elizabeth; PREWET, Thomas; PRICE, John; RAIL, James; REDDING, Miss L.; VEMEN, J.N.; VOYT, Frank T.; Ware, W.J. 2; WARFIELD, J.; WARD, E.A.; WEATHERFORD, Wm.; WEAR, John; WOODS, John. Persons calling for letters on this list must say they are advertised, otherwise they may fail to get them; Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

A fire occurred at Van Alstyne last week by which the store house occupied by J. F. HUFFORD, together with contents were destroyed. The building belonged to our former townsman, Dr. E. M. HERNSTADT.

Personal. – Miss Clara HUGHES, of Mobile, Alabama, sister to Mrs. Thomas E. FORBES, of Sherman, is visiting Miss Bessie SMITH at the residence of Mr. Hunt BOWLBY, in the northern part of the city.

H. C. FERGUSON, Esq., of Decatur, who was raised in this county, has been strongly recommended for the appointment of district attorney for the new federal district about to be formed.

Lucky. – George CAMERON came up town on Wednesday morning with a grin on his face reaching back to 1877. Upon enquiry we learned that he had a boy at his house weighing precisely 12 pounds. George’s friends have hopes of his ultimate recovery.

Our artist, Mr. L. MOBERLY, while on the depot platform at Dallas on Tuesday night, waiting for the train, was jostled by a man who, at the same time snatched his watch and made off in the crowd. He regrets the loss of his watch, chain and some other mementos attached, more on account of past associations than of intrinsic worth.

W. L. WILSON, near Weston, on New Year’s day, slaughtered a Poland China barrow, 2 years and 7 months old, weighing 678 pounds >i>[unreadable word].

A carload of very fine hogs were shipped to St. Louis last Saturday by Messrs. FOX & HAND.

The McKinney Academy Association met last Monday and elected the following officers: President – J. W. THROCKMORTON; Vice-President – W. L. BOYD. Secretary and Treasurer – George WHITE. Board of Directory – H. C. HERNDON, J. S. HEARD, I. D. NEWSOME, J. W. HILL, R. B. CARR. Trustees – George WHITE, Francis EMERSON, G. A. FOOTE.

Wm. FEAGLE, confined in jail on the charge of embezzlement, has been admitted to bail in the sum of $800.

Judge BLEDSOE arrived in the city Sunday night and proceeded to organize the Court on the following morning.

Capt. E. R. STIFF and Mr. FOX made a shipment of eight car loads of cattle from this station to St. Louis on Thursday last.

Judge R. R. GAINES took the place of Judge BLEDSOE on Tuesday and will hold court for the remainder of the term, we presume.

William Frost – Arrested for Murder. After ten years wanderings brought back to stand trial. On December 20th, 1867, Wm WARDEN was shot, near what is now known as Sister Grove Postoffice, receiving a severe wound in the arm, necessitating amputation, from which he died about four weeks afterwards. Circumstances pointed to Wm FROST, a neighbor of WARDEN, as the one who fired the shot. He immediately left the country, since which time nothing was heard of him till about December 20th 1877. Deputy Sheriff WARDEN, son of the deceased, together with his brother-in-law, John P. HUNTER, started for Palo Pinto county, where FROST was reported to be living..... ....The posse had little difficulty in finding the man and ...placing themselves between him and his arms effected his arrest with little trouble, .... they left immediately, the party arriving at McKinney on Sunday morning, January 6th.

Letter from Millwood. Near Millwood, Collin Co. Tex. Jan. 1st, 1878. ....John WARLERS is about completing a fine residence, also Nick WHITE has finished a fine house....

To all persons interested in the estate of Robert M. SMITH and Sallie E. SMITH, minors. Notice is hereby given that W. E. SMITH, guardian of said minors, has filed in County Court of Collin county, his application and vouchers, to resign said guardianship, which will be acted upon at the next term of the County Court of Collin county, to be holden at the court house in the city of McKinney, on the 3rd Monday in January 1878, when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same. Witness my hand this December 26th 1877. J. M. BENGE, Clerk, Co. Court Collin Co., Texas.

To the Sheriff of any Constable of Collin County – Greeting! ....oath has ...been made.... by W. A. BELL, one of the plaintiffs of the firm of NEATHERY & BELL that James CLINDINING and Julia C. CLINDINING are absent from this state....so that the ordinary process of law can not be served upon him [them]. ....by making publication of this writ in the McKinney Enquirer, for three successive weeks before the return day hereof, summon [them] to appear before me.....to answer the complaint for the sum of Thirty-Four and 75-100 Dollars, due upon a medical account dated February, 1876, with interest. Given under my hand this 27 day of December 1877. C. C. PERRIN, J.P. Collin County.

To all persons interested in the welfare of Henry E. MORGAN, John F. MORGAN, and Ida A. MORGAN, minors: Martha A. HANEY, Guardian, joined by her husband J. W. HANEY, has filed an application in the Honorable County of Fannin for the sale of an undivided one half interest in the following lots or parcels of lands lying in the town of McKinney, Collin County, Texas...... Given under my hand this 18 day of December 1877. J. H. OLIPHANT, Clerk, Fannin County.

Notice. .....I hereby notify all persons having claims against the estate of Peter WETSEL, deceased, that they are required to present the same to me for allowance within twelve months from date. Jos. W. BAINES. Extr of the will of Peter WETSEL, dec’d. October 1, 1877.

Notice: All persons indebted to the late firm of OGLESBY, KIRKPATRICK & Co., must call and settle without further delay. Jos. W. BAINES, Assignee.

Pay Up Now. All parties who are indebted to me, either by note or account, must pay during this year, as my money I must have. If not paid by January 1st 1878, I will be compelled to place all my claims out for collection. Ben W. RHINE. Oct. 5, 1877.

SCHOOLS

Bear Creek School House has been comfortably fitted up, and Professor McINTOCH took charge of the school on the 2nd inst.

CHURCH NEWS

Miss J. H. THERIAE, the former owner of “The Lion” extends grateful thanks to the public for the interest..in the raffle – as it proved respectful regards for Sister Josephine, for whose benefit it was donated. Happy and successful life attend each donor, is the well wishes.

The concert for the benefit of the Sunday school was quite a success in a financial point as well as being a very entertaining affair.

MARRIAGES

At the residence of Dr. BAKER, on the evening of the 24th of December, 1877, by Elder P. Y. SMITH, Mr. John HARRIS and Miss Annie ABRAMS.

OBITUARIES

John W. BROWN was born February 12th, 1849 in Dallas county. He was the son of S. P. and Mary BROWN. He professed religion when about 18 years of age, joined the M. E. Church, and lived a worthy and devoted member for several years.....But wicked companions led him back into a giddy and careless world. He was married to Adelia A. MATHEWS in February, 1870, and continued in worldly pleasure until a short time before his death. ....He was young, buoyant, full of life, and the fatal disease Typhoid Fever preyed upon his vitals and waved him away, seemingly all too soon. The writer was present the night before he died and heard him sing, “I am so glad that Jesus loves me, & c...” [written by] Mollie F. BROWN, Plano, Texas, January 8th, 1878.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Estrayed by G. W. FORD, before W. R. H. MACK, J. P., Precinct No. 1, one yellow horse 11 ˝ hands high, 5 years old, no brand. One chestnut sorrel stallion, 14 ˝ hands high, 3 years old, no brand. One sorrel mare 12 years old, 14 ˝ hands high, no brands.

Estrayed by J. B. GLAZE before B. S. SHERBURN, J. P. , Precinct No. 6, one brown or mouse colored horse mule, 3 years old, 11 ˝ hands high, no brands.

Estrayed by J. ? LANGSTON before F. J. VANCE, J. P. Precinct No. 5, one brown horse about 15 hands high, about 10 years old, saddle and harness marks, no brands.

Estrayed by J. M. STONE, before F. J. VANCE, J. P., Precinct No. 5, one bay horse, 4 years old, 11 ˝ hands high, bald face, branded A on right thigh, saddle and harness marks.

Witness my hand and seal of office this January 3rd, 1878. J. M. BENGE, Clerk. By P. WALTON, Deputy.

Estrayed by R. C. CLARK, before F. J. VANCE, J.P., Precinct No. 5, 1 black mare about [?] years old, 15 hands high, left hind foot white, branded on left thigh, thus – GN. 1 black filly, 3 years old, 15 hands high, both hind feet white, no brands.

Estrayed by Wm. SACHSE, before F. J. VANCE, J. P., Precinct No. 5, 1 bay mare....about 14 hands high, no brands, 1 black horse, 6 years old, blaze face, both hind feet white, 14 hands high, no brands, 1 black filly, 3 years old, 14 hands high, no brands, both hind feet white, 1 bay year old colt, no brands.

Estrayed by David E. LONDON, before W. R. H. MACK, J. P. Precinct No. 1, 1 bay horse 8 or 10 years old, 15 hands high, branded HT on left shoulder. 1 brown mare, 8 or 20 years old, about 14 ˝ hands high, branded AM on left shoulder, has a mule colt, 1 year old.

Estrayed by G. W. FORD, 1 yellow horse, 5 years old, 14 ˝ hands high, 1 chestnut sorrel stallion, 3 years old, 14 ˝ hands high. 1 sorrel mare, 12 years old, 14 ˝ hands high has a sucking colt.

Witness my hand seal of office this December 27th, 1877. J. M. BENGE, Clerk. Collin Co. Texas.

Estrayed by John T. HUNT, before W. R. H. MACK, J.P. Precinct No. 1, one dark bay mare, about 7 or 8 years old, about 13 hands high, branded on the left shoulder HP (connected) and on the left hip HP (connected), the brand on the shoulder has some brand underneath.

Estrayed by A. T. FITTS, before W. R. H. Mack, J. P., Precinct No. 1, one white pony horse, 13 ˝ hands high, about 8 years old, branded dim T on the left shoulder.

Estrayed by W. M. BOREN, before J. T. JENKINS, J.P. Precinct, No. 8, one brown bay horse mule, about 14 hands high, 6 years old, saddle and gear marks, no brands.

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McKinney Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, January 19, 1878 Vol. 11 No. 48



Eleventh Year of Publication!

Published Every Saturday by J. H. Bingham,

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 brackets.

Authorized Agents: The following named persons are fully authorized to receive and receipt for subscription, advertising and job work for the Enquirer: Jos. W. BAINES – Plano; C. C. PERRIN – Farmersville; S. R. HAMILTON – Farmersville; Dr. R. A. TAYLOR – Millwood; J. J. THOMPSON – Rock Hill.

PROFESSIONAL CARD ADVERTISEMENTS

Chas. MORRISS. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas. Special attention to collections and land litigation.

W. M. ABERNATHY and M. G. ABERNATHY. ABERNATHY Bros., Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas, Office – Up-stairs over STIFF & SWAN’s.

J. M. PEARSON. Attorney at Law. Practices in the State and United States Court.

K. R. CRAIG, Attorney and Counselor at Law, McKinney, Texas.

J. R. BURNS. Lawyer. McKinney, Texas. I labor hard in my profession and my fees must be cash or the equivalent; I will not, however, deny my services to a poor man. Contracts for fees must be in writing. I want it understood that I do not give professional advice gratis.

Jos. W. BAINES. Lawyer and Land Agent, Plano, Collin County, Texas. Will practice in the counties of Collin, Grayson, Denton, Dallas and Rockwall. Will buy, sell and lease lands; and will give prompt attention to the collection of claims.

Jas. L. GRAY, Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas. Has permanently located at McKinney, and will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to him.

Geo. W. BENTLEY, Attorney at Law, McKinney, Tex. Will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to his care. Office on Virginia Street, 2 doors West of public square.

J. W. THROCKMORTON, Thos. J. BROWN, E. F. BROWN. Throckmorton, Brown & Bro. Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas.

R. DeARMOND. McKinney, Texas. Will practice law in the District Courts of Dallas, Collin, and Grayson counties.

Richard MALTBIE. Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas. All business entrusted to his care will be promptly attended to.

Jno. D. PAGE, Attorney at Law; McKinney Texas. Office in Court House.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

Alamo Mills. J. W. MOORE, J. F. MOORE. Melissa, Texas. We pay more for wheat in cash, give more and better flour in exchange that any mill in North Texas.

30,000 pounds Fence Wire just received and for sale low for cash. H. A. McDONALD.

Attention Farmers! McLEAN’s Cotton Gin in Full Blast! Bring on Your Cotton. Toll – one-thirteenth. Good samples guaranteed. Cash Paid for Barley and Corn in the ear.

J.S. & S. D. HEARD Wholesale and retail Grocers, McKinney, Texas.

McKinney Brick Yard, From and after Sept.15th, 1877 the McKinney Brick Yard will be run by the undersigned .... SCOTT & QUISENBERRY.

Special Attention Given to Undertaking. Metalic [sic] Caskets and Coffins, Shrouding, Etc. Constantly on hand; and Hearse and Horses, with careful driver, always in readiness..... I allow no customer to go away dissatisfied. Isaac CROUCH.

The New Furniture Store, McKinney, Tex. A full and complete stock of Bedsteads, Bureaus, Lounges, Chairs, Safes, Cupboards, Centre Tables, Whatnots, Glassware, Queensware, China, Table Cutlery and Spoons and a full line of House Furnishing Goods. Also a full assortment of Coffins & Burial Caskets for sale as low as any house in North Texas. NENNEY & WELCH.

H. HORTON, McKinney Dealers in the celebrated stove, the “General”. .... McKinney.

A. & W. HUNSTABLE with their annual inventory of stock ...having a larger amount of goods than anticipated are offering overshoes, heavy boots, and winter shoes at cost.

If today you hear my voice, harden not your hearts. Now is the time to get a fine picture at MOBERLEY’s Gallery.

Sale and Feed Stable. J. C. & L. T. CATON. McKinney, Texas.

D. GOODIN, Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Spectacles. McKinney, Texas. Mr. D. Goodin, the watchmaker, has a Spanish coin bearing date of 1722.

Thos. H. EMERSON & Bro. Bankers and Dealers in Exchange, McKinney, Texas. Currency, silver and gold bought and sold. First class paper discounted.

J. R. MILES, Fashionable Tailor, McKinney, Tex. Offers his services to the public. He keeps the latest styles on hand, and guarantees satisfaction to those who patronize him.

Blacksmithing. D. STIFF .... has taken charge of the shop on West Virginia street, and is prepared to do all work in his line. Particular attention paid to shoeing and repair work.

I. D. NEWSOME. W. B. NEWSOME. I. D. Newsome & Son. Wholesale and retail grocers and dealers in bagging and ties. Cash advances made on cotton left with us for sale or shipment.

Boonekamp of Maagbitters. Strengthens and purifies the stomach, is a radical cure of dyspepsia, rush of blood to the head, pains in the side, headache, cramps and colic. Hundreds of testimonials can be produced. For sale by D. W. MURCHISON, Sole Agent for Collin Co.

Cotton Seed. We will buy all the good cotton seed to be hand in the market, and will pay the highest price in cash. W. R. POWELL & Bro.

50 dozen men’s hats.... at 75 cents apiece are now in stock at ALEXANDER & ARON’s.

Saddlery & Harness. I..... very full and complete stock of saddles, harness, saddlery hardware and leather. J. S. STOVALL East Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas.

Short Horn Cattle and Berkshire and Essex Pigs. $10.00 each or six for $50.00 I also wish to buy a few young mules of good size. Isaac F. GRAVES, Collin county, Texas.

Pure Blooded Hogs Berkshire and Poland-China. I have at the head of my herds the Year Old Premium Poland China Boar of the St. Louis Fair, 1875. E. B. STIFF, McKinney, Texas

J.W. FRANKLIN. L. W. BUSH. Importers and Breeders of Pure Berkshire Hogs. Allen, Texas.

Andrew WETSEL, Furniture Dealer and Undertaker, Plano, Texas. Coffins and burial Caskets are ays [sic] on hand.

FITZHUGH Mills. A. E. LENT, Proprietor. I have thoroughly repaired the above well-known Mills, and am now prepared to grind wheat and corn for toll.

MEDICAL/DENTAL/DRUG STORE ADVERTISEMENTS

B. M. E. SMITH, M.D., T. W. WILEY, M.D. Physicians and Surgeons, McKinney, Texas. Having formed a copartnership for the practice of Medicine, tender their services to the public. Office – Virginia street, west of the public square. Nov. 1, 1877.

Dr. Robt. GALE, McKinney Texas. Will give special attention to Obstetrics and diseases of the genito urinary system. Office opposite the post office.

Dr. R. A. TAYLOR. Millwood, Texas. Having sufficiently recovered his health respectfully tenders his professional services to all who may desire them.

Dr. C. N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country. Office in City Drug Store, Southside Public Square.

R. D. ALLISON. Local Dentist. Has opened an office in the city of McKinney, at the Allison Hall, for the practice of Dentistry, in all its branches. Treatment of sore mouth and gums a speciality [sic]. Will wait on all who desire it at their residences. Charges to suit the times. June 27th, 1877.

McAULAY & SIMS; Dealers in Drugs, Paints, Oils, and Fancy Goods. Special attention given to the prescription department, etc. North-east corner Public Square in MORROW Block.

FOOTE & HERNDON. .....Druggists, ....North-west corner of Square McKinney, Texas.

City Drug Store. South Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas. Sign of the Golden Morter. Dr. A. GULLETT, has just opened a new and fresh stock Drugs, Patent Medicines.

McKINNEY LETTER LIST – List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Collin county, Texas, January 12, 1878, which if not called for in four weeks will be sent to the Dead Letter Office, Washington, D. C. BAGBY, W. H.; BAKER, John C.; BLACKBURN, Wm.; BROOKS, Wm. W.; BURNHAM, Bettie; CASTLEMAN, H. D.; CRANDALL, H. D.; COFFREE [sic], Chris; CARUTHERS, Jas R.; CHANDLER, W.H.; COOK, Sam’l J.; COFFMAN, Geo. G.; COOK, Amanda W.; COWAN, J.M.; CUNNINGHAM, M.C.; DAY, T.H. 2; DAVIS, T.P.; DAVISON, William; ENGLE, Elizabeth; GLASS, Lewis; GILL, Hatty; HILL, Jacob; HORNER, John H.; HAXEY, John A.;HOALDER, Willis; HAGANS, J.P. 2; HUDSON, Jas. F.; JONES, L.F.; JOHNSON, Mary 2; KILLIAN, M. K. 2; KITE, Leonard; MATHEWS, Owen; MAXWELL, J.D.; MILLICAN, Miss K.; MARSHALL, W. M.; MOORE, C.T.; MIMS, Will; McCONNELL, N.J. 2; MORRIS, J. J. 2; PATTON, S.C.; McCLELLAND, J. G.; RUTHERFORD, Luch; RICH, K.; STAYTON, G.W.; SPARKS, Peter; STINSON, J.L.; SCOTT, A.B.; WILLIAMS, Miss M.; WILLIAMS, M.W.; WHITE, J.B.; WILKS, Miss L.; WINN, Mrs. Eliza. Persons calling for letters on this list must say they are advertised, otherwise they may fail to get them; Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

---We learn that some miscreant threw a rock through the window of Capt. John JOHNSON’s residence one night last week, and barely missed the head of his daughter, who was near the window.

---We are told that Captain John JOHNSON has received some threatening letters, in which he is warned that himself and three of his neighbors are to be burned out.

---Tandy FOLSOM, who killed George KENDALL in this place last summer, was arrested in Dallas last week under charge of selling cattle, not his own, in the Indian Territory.

---J. S. STOVALL received a severe wound in the hand on Sunday last from the bite of a dog. His watchdog and other were fighting, when attempting to seperate them, his own dog made a grab at him and caught his hand, the tusks passing througfh the thick part between the thumb and index finger.

---H. & T. C. R. Time Table. Going North. 7:15 A.M., 11:322 P.M., 3:50 P.M.., Going South. 5:55 A.M., 7:30 P.M.. , 8:35 A.M.. S. QUISENBERY, Agent.

---Messrs. FRANKLIN & FUSH are shipping a large number of very fine pigs to points south of this.

---Dissolution. The partnership of H. W. ARDINGER and W. H. FERRELL, under the style of H.W. ARDINGER & Co...is this day dissolved by mutual consent. H. W. ARDINGER will collect all debts due the firm and pay all obligations. McKinney, Texas, Jan. 14, 1878.

---Jesse SHAIN, Vs. Charles MAHER, in Justice Court, Prec. 1, Collin Co., Texas. It is alleged by the said SHAIN that the said MAHER is indebted to him in the sum of Fifty-seven Dollars and Five Cents on a claim for a livery bill and for the amount of an account purchased by the said SHAIN from J. H. JENKINS for four hundred pounds of pork. Witness my hand ... 12th day of Jan., 1878 W.R.H. MACK, J.P.

Wm. FEAGLE, confined in jail on the charge of embezzlement, has been admitted to bail in the sum of $800.

To all persons interested in the estate of Robert M. SMITH and Sallie E. SMITH, minors. Notice is hereby given that W. E. SMITH, guardian of said minors, has filed in County Court of Collin county, his application and vouchers, to resign said guardianship, which will be acted upon at the next term of the County Court of Collin county, to be holden at the court house in the city of McKinney, on the 3rd Monday in January 1878, when and where all persons interested may attend and contest the same. Witness my hand this December 26th 1877. J. M. BENGE, Clerk, Co. Court Collin Co., Texas.

To the Sheriff of any Constable of Collin County – ....oath has ...been made.... by W. A. BELL, one of the plaintiffs of the firm of NEATHERY & BELL that James CLINDINING and Julia C. CLINDINING are absent from this state....so that the ordinary process of law can not be served upon him [them]. ....by making publication of this writ in the McKinney Enquirer, for three successive weeks ... summon [them] to appear before me.....to answer the complaint for the sum of Thirty-Four and 75-100 Dollars due upon a medical account dated February, 1876, with interest. Given under my hand this 27 day of December 1877. C. C. PERRIN, J.P. Collin County.

To all persons interested in the welfare of Henry E. MORGAN, John F. MORGAN, and Ida A. MORGAN, minors: Martha A. HANEY, Guardian, joined by her husband J. W. HANEY, has filed an application in the Honorable County of Fannin for the sale of an undivided one half interest in the following lots or parcels of lands lying in the town of McKinney, Collin County, Texas...... Given under my hand this 18 day of December 1877. J. H. OLIPHANT, Clerk, Fannin County.

Notice. .....I hereby notify all persons having claims against the estate of Peter WETSEL, deceased, that they are required to present the same to me for allowance within twelve months from date. Jos. W. BAINES. Extr of the will of Peter WETSEL, dec’d. October 1, 1877.

Notice: All persons indebted to the late firm of OGLESBY, KIRKPATRICK & Co., must call and settle without further delay. Jos. W. BAINES, Assignee.

DISTRICT COURT

Suit of J. L. LOVEJOY vs. Wm. DAVIS. Old suite about 30 years old, numbered 291 finally disposed of in favor of plaintiffs and intervenor, ROBERTS’ heirs.

Suit of Thomas P. JASPER et. al. Vs. Lucy W. ELLISTON . ...suit for title. Judgement by agreement.

Suit of B. R. DIXON vs. Joseph STRICKLAND, Set for Thursday, 17th. Important case.

Suit of J. W. HAYNES vs. J.B. FIELDS et al. Dismissed by plaintiff.

Suit of Ann E. MITCHELL et al vs. Warner BALLARD et al. Important suit for title. Tried by Jury. Verdict for plaintiffs for land and for defendants for improvements.

Suit of William RICHARDSON vs. S.T. HOWARD, O.D. LEACH et al. Judgment final for plaintiff against defendant HOWARD and against plaintiff in favor of LEACH.

Suit of J. C. D. BLACKBURN vs. STIFF & SWAN. Dismissed for want of prosecution.

T. J. BROWN, guardian, & c. Vs. R. D. ALLISON. Judgment for plaintiff for $700 and foreclosing lien on property.

Daniel HOWELL vs. R. M. COLLINS et al. Judgment for plaintiff for amount of notes.

MEYER Bros. & Co., vs. W. R. HARRIS and PHELPS, garnishee. Order of dismissal by plaintiff.

O. P. STARK vs. Reuben WRIGHT, Order of dismissal by plaintiff.

SEMPLE, BIRGE & Co., vs. D. F. GERRISH et al. Answer to withdrawn and judgment for plaintiff.

Heirs of Sarah TWEEDLE vs. Jemenia DOBSON et al. Order of dismissal by plaintiffs.

C. R. BREEDLOVE vs. E. C. CLARKSON. Judgment for plaintiff for amount of notes, foreclosing lien on land.

Eliza MALONE vs. Charles MALONE. Divorce granted.

J.S. & S. D. HEARD vs. J. A. BIRDWELL. Order of dismissal by plaintiffs.

Melred E. DOUGLASS vs. Shadrach F. DOUGLASS. Divorce granted.

CLARK & BRYAN vs. F. W. DUNNWAY. Interlocutory judgment by default.

Thomas H. EMERSON vs. George t. ARMSTRONG. Answer to withdrawn and judgment nil dicet.

Florence L. LOGAN, by next friend, vs. H. C. ADDISOn et. al. Judgment for partition and commissioners appointed to divid land.

The case of the State vs. William EARLY is set for the fourth week of the term. Messrs. HURY and SMITH are expected from Dallas among counsel for prosecution.

Case of the State vs. William RICH set for fourth week, 30th day of January.

Case of the State vs. Wm. FROST set for fourth week, lst day of February.

Hon. R. R. GAINES, judge, presiding will adjourn court over, after this week to the fourth week of the term, at which time the criminal docket will be taken up.

POLITICS

We publish...a call, numerously signed, upon Captain William C. ROBINSON, to become a candidate for representative. He is an old citizen, well known and liked; and would make an honest worker for the best interests of his people.

MARRIAGES

Miss Alice HUNT, of Bonham, formerly a resident of this city [McKinney] was married on the 9th inst. To Mr. James ABERNATHY, of Bonham.

At the residence of C. T. MAN, on January 8th, by Elder P.Y. SMITH, Mr. W.T. FORMAN and Miss Margy SIMPSON. All of Plano.

On Tuesday last, George HOWELL arrived from Missouri, accompanied by his charming young bride, nee Miss Mattie WOOD, of Belton, Cass Co......they went to the residence of d. HOWELL, his father and were sumptuously entertained.

[This article is included for genealogy researchers.] Two men in this town have married each others’ daughters. The first is the father-in-law and son-in-law of the second. The second is the father-in-law and son-in-law of the first. Now what relation will exist between their grand children? Who can answer? [from] The Sherman Register.

OBITUARIES/DEATHS

Dr. J. E. DULANEY, formerly of this county, died a few weeks since at his home in Blauntsville, Tenn.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Estrayed by W. H. WALDROP, before W. R. H. MACK, J.P., Precinct No. 1, one sorrel mare 12 years old, about 14 hands high, blaze face, an unintelligible brand on left shoulder, as a yearling colt; one sorrel mare about 4 or 5 years old, blaze face, no brands, has a sucking colt; one bay colt.

Estrayed by J. C. CALHOUN, before W. H. BRUMMITT [sic], J. P., Precinct No. 7, one brown horse, male, 12 or 13 years old, 13 ˝ hands high, lame in right hip, no brands.

Estrayed by John H. ORENDUFF, before W. R. H. MACK, J. P., Precinct No. 1, 1 roan horse, a pony about 14 hands high, nine or ten years old, no brands perceivable.

Estrayed by Thomas BARRY before W. R. H. MACK, J. P., Precinct No. 1, one black horse, both hind feet white, about 7 or 8 years old, about 14 hands high, roached mane, blaze face, right eye glase, no brands to be seen, one bay horse about 8 years old, 15 hands high, both hind feet white, small blaze on his face, branded on the left shoulder RO and on left hip SE.

Estrayed by A. J. SEABURN before F. J. VANCE, J.P., Precinct No. 5, one black horse about 8 years old, 14 ˝ hands high, blaze face, left hind foot white, no brands perceivable; one black mare 12 or 14 years old, 13 hands high, some white in the forehead, white on right hind foot, no brands.

[See abstract for Jan. 12, 1878 edition for Estrays which were repeated in this issue.]

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, January 26, 1878 Vol. 11 No. 49



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 brackets.

Authorized Agents. The following named persons are fully authorized to receive and receipt for subscription, advertising and job work for the Enquirer: Jos. W. BAINES – Plano. C. C. PERRIN – Farmersville. S. R. HAMILTON – Farmersville. Dr. R. A. TAYLOR – Millwood. J. J. THOMPSON – Rock Hill. Wm WORDEN – Blue Ridge.

LEGAL CARDS.

Jno. D. PAGE, Attorney at Law; McKinney Texas. Office in Court House.

Chas. MORRISS. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas. Special attention to collections and land litigation.

W. M. ABERNATHY and M. G. ABERNATHY. ABERNATHY Bros., Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas, Office – Up-stairs over STIFF & SWAN’s.

J. M. PEARSON. Attorney at Law. Practices in the State and United States Court.

K. R. CRAIG, Attorney and Counselor at Law, McKinney, Texas.

J. R. BURNS. Lawyer. McKinney, Texas. I labor hard in my profession and my fees must be cash or the equivalent; I will not, however, deny my services to a poor man. Contracts for fees must be in writing. I want it understood that I do not give professional advice gratis.

Jos. W. BAINES. Lawyer and Land Agent, Plano, Collin County, Texas. Will practice in the counties of Collin, Grayson, Denton, Dallas and Rockwall. Will buy, sell and lease lands; and will give prompt attention to the collection of claims.

Jas. L. GRAY, Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas. Has permanently located at McKinney, and will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to him.

Geo. W. BENTLEY, Attorney at Law, McKinney, Tex. Will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to his care. Office on Virginia Street, 2 doors West of public square.

J. W. THROCKMORTON, Thos. J. BROWN, E. F. BROWN. Throckmorton, Brown & Bro. Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas.

R. DeARMOND. McKinney, Texas. Will practice law in the District Courts of Dallas, Collin, and Grayson counties.

Richard MALTBIE. Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas. All business entrusted to his care will be promptly attended to.

MEDICAL CARDS.

B. M. E. SMITH, M.D., T. W. WILEY, M.D. Physicians and Surgeons, McKinney, Texas. Having formed a copartnership for the practice of Medicine, tender their services to the public. Office – Virginia street, west of the public square. Nov. 1, 1877.

Dr. Robt. GALE, McKinney Texas. Will give special attention to Obstetrics and diseases of the genito urinary system. Office opposite the post office.

Dr. R. A. TAYLOR. Millwood, Texas. Having sufficiently recovered his health respectfully tenders his professional services to all who may desire them.

Dr. C. N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country. Office in City Drug Store, Southside Public Square.

R. D. ALLISON. Local Dentist. Has opened an office in the city of McKinney, at the Allison Hall, for the practice of Dentistry, in all its branches. Treatment of sore mouth and gums a speciality [sic]. Will wait on all who desire it at their residences. Charges to suit the times. June 27th, 1877.

McAULAY & SIMS; Dealers in Drugs, Paints, Oils, and Fancy Goods. Special attention given to the prescription department, etc. North-east corner Public Square in MORROW Block.

FOOTE & HERNDON. .....Druggists, ....North-west corner of Square McKinney, Texas.

City Drug Store. South Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas. Sign of the Golden Morter. Dr. A. GULLETT, has just opened a new and fresh stock Drugs, Patent Medicines.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

Go to L. MOBERLY’s Fine Art Gallery.... and see those fine photographs & oil paintings, and don’t neglect getting a good picture of yourself. Now is the time. Another year might be too late.

D. GOODIN, Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Spectacles. McKinney, Texas. Mr. D. Goodin, the watchmaker, has a Spanish coin bearing date of 1722.

Thos. H. EMERSON & Bro. Bankers and Dealers in Exchange, McKinney, Texas. Currency, silver and gold bought and sold. First class paper discounted.

J. R. MILES, Fashionable Tailor, McKinney, Tex. Offers his services to the public. He keeps the latest styles on hand, and guarantees satisfaction to those who patronize him.

Blacksmithing. D. STIFF .... has taken charge of the shop on West Virginia street, and is prepared to do all work in his line. Particular attention paid to shoeing and repair work.

I. D. NEWSOME. W. B. NEWSOME. I. D. Newsome & Son. Wholesale and retail grocers and dealers in bagging and ties. Cash advances made on cotton left with us for sale or shipment.

Boonekamp of Maagbitters. Strengthens and purifies the stomach, is a radical cure of dyspepsia, rush of blood to the head, pains in the side, headache, cramps and colic. Hundreds of testimonials can be produced. For sale by D. W. MURCHISON, Sole Agent for Collin Co.

Cotton Seed. We will buy all the good cotton seed to be had in the market and will pay the highest price in cash. W. H. POWELL & Bro.

J.S. & S. D. HEARD Wholesale and retail Grocers, McKinney, Texas.

McKinney Brick Yard, From and after Sept.15th, 1877 the McKinney Brick Yard will be run by the undersigned .... SCOTT & QUISENBERRY.

Special Attention Given to Undertaking. Metalic [sic] Caskets and Coffins, Shrouding, Etc. Constantly on hand; and Hearse and Horses, with careful driver, always in readiness..... I allow no customer to go away dissatisfied. Isaac CROUCH.

The New Furniture Store, McKinney, Tex. A full and complete stock of Bedsteads, Bureaus, Lounges, Chairs, Safes, Cupboards, Centre Tables, Whatnots, Glassware, Queensware, China, Table Cutlery and Spoons and a full line of House Furnishing Goods. Also a full assortment of Coffins & Burial Caskets for sale as low as any house in North Texas. NENNEY & WELCH.

H. HORTON, McKinney Dealers in the celebrated stove, the “General”. .... McKinney.

Short Horn Cattle and Berkshire and Essex Pigs. $10.00 each or six for $50.00 I also wish to buy a few young mules of good size. Isaac F. GRAVES, Collin county, Texas.

Pure Blooded Hogs Berkshire and Poland-China. I have at the head of my herds the Year Old Premium Poland China Boar of the St. Louis Fair, 1875. E. B. STIFF, McKinney, Texas

J.W. FRANKLIN. L. W. BUSH. Importers and Breeders of Pure Berkshire Hogs. Allen, Texas.

Andrew WETSEL, Furniture Dealer and Undertaker, Plano, Texas. Coffins and burial Caskets are ays [sic] on hand.

POLITICS

Response. Farmersville, Collin Co., Texas. January 24, 1878. Messrs, W. H. McDOW, J. P. HALE, W. YEARY, and others: Gentlemen: Having duly considered your call ....to become a candidate to represent Collin County in the lower house of the Sixteenth Legislature..... I can but follow the course which duty and consistency direct, and therefore submit my name to the citizens of Collin County as a candidate. Very Respectfully. W. C. ROBINSON.

McKINNEY LETTER LIST.

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Collin county, Texas, January 19th, 1878, which if not called for in four weeks will be sent to the Dead Letter Office, Washington, D. C. ANDERSON, L.B.; BAYS, Louis; BEAKER, Mrs.; CLARK, Miss Mary; CARRAHER, Peter J.; CRAIG, E. H.; COFFMAN, Geo. W.; CUMMINGS, Jno. R.; DAY, Abagail; DUNLAP, James; DOWDLE, J.H.; FRENCH, Moses; FISHER, Thomas; GILL, Thomas; HANCOCK, M.J. 2; HARMON, J.C.; HIGHBERGER, W.T.; KENNER, Harry C.; LINDSAY, F.W.; LOVELADY, J.F.; LOVELL, T.S.; MILLER, Jas. Calvin; MORRIS, J.K.P. 2; MUSIC, Charlie; MAYS, William; McKINNEY, Miss L.R.; NEWCOME, Mrs. S.; OVERSTREET, Thos.; PARISH, C.R.; PROCTER, Geo. W.; RADFUS, Mrs. Susan; ROUNDTREE, Vol; RUDDLE, E.A.; STAYTON, Geo. W.; SMITH, Miss H.A.; SMITH, J.L.; SUTHER, John; STUARD, David; TODD, James A. Persons calling for letters on this list must say they are advertised, otherwise they mail fail to get them, Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

McKinney now has two ten-pin alleys in full blast, much to the annoyance of neighbors. On one at least the balls are sometimes rolled during the whole night!

Marshal DAVIS arrested a man in FOOTE & HERNDON’s drug store on Saturday for carrying a pistol. Fine $25 and costs.

Horse Stolen. From the undersigned on the 22nd of October, 1877. One Black Horse. 15 ˝ hands high, 7 years old, branded GF on left shoulder, left eye out, small sink in his ham. I will pay a liberal reward for information that will lead to his recovery. J. P. BURTON, McKinney, Texas.

Tax Notice: All persons interested in delinquent taxes of 1874 and 1875 .....can find a list of the same posted in the court house in McKinney. G. B YANTIS, Tax C. C. Co., Tex.

To all persons interested in the estates of Mathew W. And Jesse D. PARRISH, minors: M. H. ALEXANDER, guardian of the estates of said minors, has filed an application in Collin county for an order to sell lot No. 211 in block No. 52, City of McKinney, and 24 ˝ acres, part of the Wm. RYAN survey, in Collin county. Witness my hand and seal of office, J. M. BENGE, Clerk, P. WALTON, Dep’y.

Mr. A. H. WEAVER, of Callahan county in writing to his step-father, M. ASHLOCK, of this county, says he had just returned from the burial of a lady aged 53 years, who had a short time previous, given birth to her thriteenth child, a fine healthy boy, weighing twelve pounds.

J. B. STIFF’s handsome residence is assuming shape and presents a very fine appearance.

Drs. McAULAY & SIMS are making some very handsome improvements on their lot adjoining the Baptist church.

Col W. M. WEAVER, of Plano, has returned from a trip to Eastern Texas where he carried a drove of horses and mules. He reports times very hard in that region.

Mr. C. D. BATES has purchased the stock of Womack, Thomas & Co., Sherman and will make that his point of business. We regret to lose him as a citizen...

Dr. WILEY requests that the party who carried off his little rat terrier last Wednesday will return the dog, and take his horse.

Thomas RILEY, the murderer of Mike PEAT, who was recently convicted of the homicide, and sentenced by Judge FLEMING, to an imprisonment of ninety-nine years, has been re-arrested near Weatherford.

R. H. BROWN, of Plano, has been in the city this week buying up all the calves to be had.

Among other fine stock, we note the arrival on Monday last, of a fine thoroughbred Durham bull calf for Mr. George HERNDON, of this vicinity.

Messrs. Geo. HERNDON, S.H. FOX, John BARNES, and James Field, shipped several car loads of very fine cattle south on Monday last.

Mr. BARNES requests us to say to those rendering lands for taxes, that it is necessary to give the name of the original grantee in order to prevent confusion in the rolls.

In the trial between Abe RHINE and corporation to dissolve injunction, Judge GAINES withholds, for the present, his decision.

Isaac Crouch has been receiving large invoices of furniture within the past few days, and is anxious to sell it off.

Information Given. ......only two out of 147 purchasers paid cash for their school lands last year, to-wit: J. J. THOMPSON and Louis A. GORDON. Respectfully, T. C. GOODNER, Co. Judge Collin County.

All is quiet about the village of Millwood. Capt. J. D. NAYLOR ....is now out of the mercantile business. Dr. R. A. TAYLOR still continues in the drug and grocery business.

Jesse SHAIN, Vs. Charles MAHER, in Justice Court, Prec. 1, Collin Co., Texas. It is alleged by the said SHAIN that the said MAHER is indebted to him in the sum of Fifty-seven Dollars and Five Cents on a claim for a livery bill and for the amount of an account purchased by the said SHAIN from J. H. JENKINS for four hundred pounds of pork. Witness my hand ... 12th day of Jan., 1878 W.R.H. MACK, J.P.

MARRIAGES

In Millwood: J. W. McDONALD and Miss M. J. WILBURN by the Rev. Dr. James L. BROCKMAN, Wednesday, January the 9th.

DEATHS

Mr. Asa JORDON, a young man formerly of Georgia, died near Farmersville last week after a prolonged illness of typhoid fever.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

[All Collin County Estrays in this issue are to be found in the Jan. 12th and Jan 19th Editions - please refer to those.]

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, February 2, 1878 Vol. 11 No. 50



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 brackets.

Authorized Agents. The following named persons are fully authorized to receive and receipt for subscription, advertising and job work for the Enquirer: Jos. W. BAINES – Plano. C. C. PERRIN – Farmersville. S. R. HAMILTON – Farmersville. Dr. R. A. TAYLOR – Millwood. J. J. THOMPSON – Rock Hill. Wm. WORDEN – Blue Ridge.

LEGAL CARDS.

Jno. D. PAGE, Attorney at Law; McKinney Texas. Office in Court House.

Chas. MORRISS. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas. Special attention to collections and land litigation.

W. M. ABERNATHY and M. G. ABERNATHY. ABERNATHY Bros., Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas, Office – Up-stairs over STIFF & SWAN’s.

J. M. PEARSON. Attorney at Law. Practices in the State and United States Court.

K. R. CRAIG, Attorney and Counselor at Law, McKinney, Texas.

J. R. BURNS. Lawyer. McKinney, Texas. I labor hard in my profession and my fees must be cash or the equivalent; I will not, however, deny my services to a poor man. Contracts for fees must be in writing. I want it understood that I do not give professional advice gratis.

Jos. W. BAINES. Lawyer and Land Agent, Plano, Collin County, Texas. Will practice in the counties of Collin, Grayson, Denton, Dallas and Rockwall. Will buy, sell and lease lands; and will give prompt attention to the collection of claims.

Jas. L. GRAY, Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas. Has permanently located at McKinney, and will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to him.

Geo. W. BENTLEY, Attorney at Law, McKinney, Tex. Will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to his care. Office on Virginia Street, 2 doors West of public square.

J. W. THROCKMORTON, Thos. J. BROWN, E. F. BROWN. Throckmorton, Brown & Bro. Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas.

R. DeARMOND. McKinney, Texas. Will practice law in the District Courts of Dallas, Collin, and Grayson counties.

Richard MALTBIE. Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas. All business entrusted to his care will be promptly attended to.

MEDICAL CARDS.

B. M. E. SMITH, M.D., T. W. WILEY, M.D. Physicians and Surgeons, McKinney, Texas. Having formed a copartnership for the practice of Medicine, tender their services to the public. Office – Virginia street, west of the public square. Nov. 1, 1877.

Dr. Robt. GALE, McKinney Texas. Will give special attention to Obstetrics and diseases of the genito urinary system. Office opposite the post office.

Dr. R. A. TAYLOR. Millwood, Texas. Having sufficiently recovered his health respectfully tenders his professional services to all who may desire them.

Dr. C. N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country. Office in City Drug Store, Southside Public Square.

R. D. ALLISON. Local Dentist. Has opened an office in the city of McKinney, at the Allison Hall, for the practice of Dentistry, in all its branches. Treatment of sore mouth and gums a speciality [sic]. Will wait on all who desire it at their residences. Charges to suit the times. June 27th, 1877.

McAULAY & SIMS; Dealers in Drugs, Paints, Oils, and Fancy Goods. Special attention given to the prescription department, etc. North-east corner Public Square in MORROW Block.

FOOTE & HERNDON. .....Druggists, ....North-west corner of Square McKinney, Texas.

City Drug Store. South Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas. Sign of the Golden Morter. Dr. A. GULLETT, has just opened a new and fresh stock Drugs, Patent Medicines.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

Cheap for Cash at Parlor Saloon! Bourbon, Rye, and Sour Mash Whiskies, also a fine article of Blackberry Brandy, Port Wine, Sherry Wine, White Wine, Vermouth Wine, Rhine Wine, and all other grades of a pure and commendable quality which we will sell at 25 cents per half pint, fifty cents per pint, and one dollar per quart. TURBETT, WARE & Co., Proprietors.

The New Furniture Store, McKinney, Tex. A full and complete stock of Bedsteads, Bureaus, Lounges, Chairs, Safes, Cupboards, Centre Tables, Whatnots, Glassware, Queensware, China, Table Cutlery and Spoons and a full line of House Furnishing Goods. Also a full assortment of Coffins & Burial Caskets for sale as low as any house in North Texas. NENNEY & WELCH.

H. HORTON, McKinney Dealers in the celebrated stove, the “General”. .... McKinney.

D. GOODIN, Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Spectacles. McKinney, Texas. Mr. D. Goodin, the watchmaker, has a Spanish coin bearing date of 1722.

Thos. H. EMERSON & Bro. Bankers and Dealers in Exchange, McKinney, Texas. Currency, silver and gold bought and sold. First class paper discounted.

J. R. MILES, Fashionable Tailor, McKinney, Tex. Offers his services to the public. He keeps the latest styles on hand, and guarantees satisfaction to those who patronize him.

Blacksmithing. D. STIFF .... has taken charge of the shop on West Virginia street, and is prepared to do all work in his line. Particular attention paid to shoeing and repair work.

I. D. NEWSOME. W. B. NEWSOME. I. D. Newsome & Son. Wholesale and retail grocers and dealers in bagging and ties. Cash advances made on cotton left with us for sale or shipment.

Boonekamp of Maagbitters. Strengthens and purifies the stomach, is a radical cure of dyspepsia, rush of blood to the head, pains in the side, headache, cramps and colic. Hundreds of testimonials can be produced. For sale by D. W. MURCHISON, Sole Agent for Collin Co.

Cotton Seed. We will buy all the good cotton seed to be had in the market and will pay the highest price in cash. W. H. POWELL & Bro.

McKinney Brick Yard, From and after Sept.15th, 1877 the McKinney Brick Yard will be run by the undersigned .... SCOTT & QUISENBERRY.

Special Attention Given to Undertaking. Metalic [sic] Caskets and Coffins, Shrouding, Etc. Constantly on hand; and Hearse and Horses, with careful driver, always in readiness..... I allow no customer to go away dissatisfied. Isaac CROUCH.

Short Horn Cattle and Berkshire and Essex Pigs. $10.00 each or six for $50.00 I also wish to buy a few young mules of good size. Isaac F. GRAVES, Collin county, Texas.

Pure Blooded Hogs Berkshire and Poland-China. I have at the head of my herds the Year Old Premium Poland China Boar of the St. Louis Fair, 1875. E. B. STIFF, McKinney, Texas

J.W. FRANKLIN. L. W. BUSH. Importers and Breeders of Pure Berkshire Hogs. Allen, Texas.

Andrew WETSEL, Furniture Dealer and Undertaker, Plano, Texas. Coffins and burial Caskets are ays [sic] on hand.

New Cotton Gin, McKinney, Texas. G. M. WATTS, Proprietor. Gin and Press one-fourth mile South of McKinney, on Dallas road.

FITZHUGH Mills. A. E. LENT, Proprietor. I have thoroughly repaired the above well known Mills and am now prepared to grind wheat and corn for toll. Mill five miles south of McKinney on Millwood road.

Go to L. MOBERLY’s Fine Art Gallery....

J.S. & S. D. HEARD Wholesale and retail Grocers, McKinney, Texas.

POLITICS

Announcements [of candidates for city of McKinney and county of Collin offices]: McKinney City Marshal – A. L. JONES [and] John N. DAVIS House of Representatives – W. C. ROBINSON; County Clerk – J. M. BENGE; County Assessor, Wm. G. BARNES; Tax Collector. Wm. M. BAGLEY [and] L. W. OGLESBY. Marshall. Mr. A. L. Jones, for a long time a resident of Collin is a candidate for this position. Mr. John N. DAVIS is the present incumbent.

McKINNEY LETTER LIST.

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Collin county, Texas, January 26th 1878, which if not called for in four weeks will be sent to the Dead Letter Office, Washington, D. C.
ATKINSON, Jas P.; AIRHEART, J.H.; BOTTOMS, W.F.; BURK, J.M.; BURROWS, L.M.; BURDELL, Joseph H.; CLARK, David; CHASE, G.A.; COFFMAN, G. G.; COLLINS, E. M.; GRAY, Tarleton 2; GREGG, A.B.; HODGE, Dr. A.L. 2; JONES, R.E.; JOHNSON, D.M.; KELLY, James M.; KING, James 2; LOWELL, T.S.; MASSINGALE, Mary; MAGRAW [sic], Geo. MYERS, Will; MYERS, D.; McKINNEY, T.R.; McCONIN, Noah; NEAL, William; NORRIS, Thomas; NORVELL, W. H.; NORVELL, William; NULL, L.D., NULL, Mrs. Kate; OWENS, William; OGLE, D. A. or Mrs. PETRASS; PEAK, Mrs. Edmona; PEAK, Houston; PUCKETT, S.E.; ROBINSON, Sam’l; SPRAGGINS, John; STRICKLIN, Jos N.; TAYLOR, Billie; TUCKER, J.D.; TUCKER, Mrs. Rosa B.; VOGLES, John A.; WESNER, Miles; WESNER, E.J.; WILLIAMS, Miss K.; WILLIAMS, W. B.; WILLIAMS, Rev.; WILKES, Miss Sophronia 2. Persons calling for letters on this list must say they are advertised, otherwise they may fail to get them. Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Capt. John JOHNSON has purchased the residence of Capt. FERRELL, formerly owned by Dr. Jas. HARMAN.

Capt. FERRELL has opened a meat market in the building formerly occupied by Harrison STIFF, where the best of meats are kept.

Mr. C. V. QUIESENBERRY [sic] of Lebanon, returned a few days since from Eastern Texas, where he went with stock. He reports money scarce, but stock going at fair prices.

Sensible. S. ROLAND, of Pilot Grove, came into the office and after paying his own subscription, subscribed for three copies to be sent to his three sons.

Notice: ....a note dated 21st of February, 1877, made, executed and delivered by D. D. COLLIS to the undersigned...... was delivered by me to Charles MAHER for collection and said MAHER has said note in his possession refuses to deliver the same. [signed] Amelia ROEMMELE.

To all persons interested in the estates of Mathew W. And Jesse D. PARRISH, minors: M. H. ALEXANDER, guardian ... of said minors, has filed an application in Collin county for an order to sell lot No. 211 in block No. 52, City of McKinney, and 24 ˝ acres, part of the Wm. RYAN survey, in Collin county. Witness my hand and seal of office, J. M. BENGE, Clerk, P. WALTON, Dep’y.

Clark Heard returned on Friday morning, after being water bound in Arkansas, near Van Buren, for the last ten years. He has come to stay this time.

Another Railroad Accident: ...a train on the Central road ran over the fine Durham dog belonging to Adam HEDGECOXE, free democrat of color, and cut his tail off just behind his ears. This sad accident will be deplored by all....who feel that there is a great scarcity of dogs in McKinney... and we can not well afford to spare one. We learn that Adam will sue the company for damages.

Mr. C. S. HAGGARD, of the Plano neighborhood, dropped in ....and reports the wheat looking well, save in flat, low land, where it seems inclined to turn yellow.

The alarm of fire was given on Wednesday evening and caused considerable excitement. It was caused by the flue of Mr. HUNSTABLE’s house catching and burning out.

John COFFMAN ...predicted that the present would be a good wheat year. So far his prediction holds good.

R. C. McKINNEY & Co. Have bought out the stock of clothing of J. E. HOWELL and will continue the business at the old stand.

Last Monday the surveying party of the Sabine Pass and Northwestern Railroad reached Farmersville, and run [sic] their line about 150 yards east of the public square in the direction of BAILEY Junction.

Col. Charles DeMOISE, of Clarksville was in the city last Saturday .... and purchased a fine shorthorn calf and pure blooded swine from Mr. Isaac F. GRAVES.

Mr. C. L. SMITH, of Rock Hill, this county, sold in Dallas two beeves [sic], one weighing 1,600 and the other 1,520 pounds.

The neighborhood of Dr. FELAND was visited by a very severe hail storm on Tuesday which covered the ground completely in two minutes from the time it commenced falling.

News from Plano: Our old friends Wes, KIRBY and John MARTIN were in Plano Saturday last. They ...know what it was to eat buffalo meat, lean or fat, dried or fresh on the frontier years ago. Mans. WILMETH of old Buckner, Poverty Valley, Collin county has a nice lot of early peach trees. Father RUSSELL and old Mr. FOWLER are in feeble health, old age is mostly the cause. Messrs. John HARRIS and Jeff. WYATT are fixing to build nice residences in this place. A gentleman from Kentucky has purchased the George WILSON survey, and part of Capt. Billy FITZHUGH’s head-right just west of town.

Jordon O’STRAUGHN and Capt. GOODNER, of McKinney .... are now in the field for county and state offices.

Fire: Barn and Stock Burned. On Friday morning...the splendid barn of Capt. E. R. STIFF, about three miles west of McKinney, together with a fine imported draft stallion, a boar, and a small amount of forage was destroyed by fire. .....it was the finest barn in the county. The stallion belonged to young Mr. DUNCAN and had only been in the country a few days.

Lucas F. SMITH, formerly District Attorney for this Judicial District, but now of Dallas, was in the city this week in attendance at court.

A Call. We, the citizens of Blue Ridge and neighborhood, desire hereby to express our full faith in the ability....of Mr. Jesse COFFEY to represent us in the next legislature of the State of Texas. [signed] U.E. RO[?]AN, Wm. WORDEN, Z. ABERNATHY, W. K. McCOLLOM, Robt. JOHNSON, G. W. McCARLEY, H. ROBERSON, John W. [unreadable], Thomas ANDERSON, Jacob SINCLAIR, John [unreadable], Wm. N. PRUETT, Joseph STEPHENS, M. Z. MASSEY, B. F. EAKLE, John F. GRIFFTH, T. J. McCARLEY, J. T. JINKINS, I. W. MA[?]ES; [unreadable], James C. GRIFFITH, Lot BENSON, Wm. A. MAYERS, Thomas SIMPSON, H. C. ETLEY, R. L. CONNOR, J. C. CONNOR, H. M. CONNOR, W.H. McCARLEY, T. A. PURETT, W. R. WEBB, J. T. BURNS, B. L. T. EVINS, Robt. W. McDONALD.

Robert SEAY is erecting a handsome dwelling in SHORT’s addition opposite the residence of H. A. McDONALD.

The citizens of South McKinney have put down about 2000 feet of sidewalk on Tennessee Street.

Notice to Taxpayers: .....We are now at work and will call on you soon for a list of your property. Respectfully, W. H. CHANDLER, Dep’t Tax Assessor, Collin Co.

The Enquirer is the best paper for black land farmers that I have ever found. E. W. KIRKPATRICK.

A man, giving the name of ROGERS [tried] to sell a horse at so small a price as to create suspicion. He was arrested and..... has admitted that his name is not ROGERS, but W. A. LEE. He says he hails from Collin county, and claims that he bought the horse from a man by the name of SPURGEON. The officers are now satisfied that the mare was undoubtedly stolen.

DISTRICT COURT

State of Texas vs.:

Wm. RICH, for murder, continued by the State.

Wm. HENDRIX, for theft, continued by consent.

Thomas LEE and John TAYLOR, theft of cattle, continued by the State.

Thomas KING, theft of mare, two cases, continued on application of defendant.

W. W. LOVEJOY alias Wm. BREEDEN, for forgery, continued.

Henry NEWTON, theft of horse, recognizance of defendant forfeited; judgment against him for sum of $600.00

John D. HERNDON, for assault to murder, verdict of guilty of simple assault and fine of $1.00.

Alfred and Israel OMSTED for abduction.

Wm. EVANS, theft of estray.

Wm. FEAGLE, for embezzlement - not sufficient testimony to sustain charge.

Allen RHINE, theft of hog....judgment against him in sum of $250.

William FROST, for murder, case reset for... 12th of February.

William EARLY, murder, set for ...5th of February.

John HOWARD, theft of mare; plea of guilty....judgment of five years in penitentiary.

Lee BOYLE and Alfred BOYLE, theft of mares, both...plead guilty....punishment of five years in pententiary.

C. C. Crawford, theft of money, plea of guilty...punishment assessed at two years in penitentiary.

In last four cases of conviction defendants were all quite young – mere boys, and punishment fixed at lowest time allowed.

W. F. GRAY, assault to murder, verdict of guilty of simple assault and fine of $1.00.

Wm. FEAGLE, embezzlement, jury and verdict of not guilty and defendant discharged.

W. W. LOVEJOY alias Wm. BREEDEN, forgery continued on application of County Attorney.

Jeff DAVIS, swindling, jury and verdict of not guilty and defendant discharged.

DEATHS

Mrs. Elizabeth CHURCH, mother of John CHURCH, Esq., died last Thursday morning, after a brief illness.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

[See the Enquirer, January issues - all Estrays are repeated in this edition and omitted for space.]

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, February 9, 1878 Vol. 11 No. 51



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 brackets.

Authorized Agents. The following named persons are fully authorized to receive and receipt for subscription, advertising and job work for the Enquirer: Jos. W. BAINES – Plano. C. C. PERRIN – Farmersville. S. R. HAMILTON – Farmersville. Dr. R. A. TAYLOR – Millwood. J. J. THOMPSON – Rock Hill. Wm. WORDEN – Blue Ridge.

LEGAL CARDS.

Jno. D. PAGE, Attorney at Law; McKinney Texas. Office in Court House.

Chas. MORRISS. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas. Special attention to collections and land litigation.

W. M. ABERNATHY and M. G. ABERNATHY. ABERNATHY Bros., Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas, Office – Up-stairs over STIFF & SWAN’s.

J. M. PEARSON. Attorney at Law. Practices in the State and United States Court.

K. R. CRAIG, Attorney and Counselor at Law, McKinney, Texas.

J. R. BURNS. Lawyer. McKinney, Texas. I labor hard in my profession and my fees must be cash or the equivalent; I will not, however, deny my services to a poor man. Contracts for fees must be in writing. I want it understood that I do not give professional advice gratis.

Jos. W. BAINES. Lawyer and Land Agent, Plano, Collin County, Texas. Will practice in the counties of Collin, Grayson, Denton, Dallas and Rockwall. Will buy, sell and lease lands; and will give prompt attention to the collection of claims.

Jas. L. GRAY, Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas. Has permanently located at McKinney, and will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to him.

Geo. W. BENTLEY, Attorney at Law, McKinney, Tex. Will give prompt attention to all business entrusted to his care. Office on Virginia Street, 2 doors West of public square.

J. W. THROCKMORTON, Thos. J. BROWN, E. F. BROWN. Throckmorton, Brown & Bro. Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas.

R. DeARMOND. McKinney, Texas. Will practice law in the District Courts of Dallas, Collin, and Grayson counties.

Richard MALTBIE. Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas. All business entrusted to his care will be promptly attended to.

MEDICAL CARDS.

B. M. E. SMITH, M.D., T. W. WILEY, M.D. Physicians and Surgeons, McKinney, Texas. Having formed a copartnership for the practice of Medicine, tender their services to the public. Office – Virginia street, west of the public square. Nov. 1, 1877.

Dr. Robt. GALE, McKinney Texas. Will give special attention to Obstetrics and diseases of the genito urinary system. Office opposite the post office.

Dr. R. A. TAYLOR. Millwood, Texas. Having sufficiently recovered his health respectfully tenders his professional services to all who may desire them.

Dr. C. N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country. Office in City Drug Store, Southside Public Square.

R. D. ALLISON. Local Dentist. Has opened an office in the city of McKinney, at the Allison Hall, for the practice of Dentistry, in all its branches. Treatment of sore mouth and gums a speciality [sic]. Will wait on all who desire it at their residences. Charges to suit the times. June 27th, 1877.

McAULAY & SIMS; Dealers in Drugs, Paints, Oils, and Fancy Goods. Special attention given to the prescription department, etc. North-east corner Public Square in MORROW Block.

FOOTE & HERNDON. .....Druggists, ....North-west corner of Square McKinney, Texas.

City Drug Store. South Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas. Sign of the Golden Morter. Dr. A. GULLETT, has just opened a new and fresh stock Drugs, Patent Medicines.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

Charter Oak Stoves. The best Baker. H. A. McDONALD, sole agent, South side Public Square, McKinney.

Saddlery & Harness. J. S. STOVALL, East Side Public Square, McKinney.

MOBERLY is still making those fine photographs up stairs in MORROW’s Block.

To Printers. We have for sale cheap one splendid Hand Press, good as new. Jno. H. BINGHAM, McKinney, Texas

A. W. SHORT, dealer in family groceries and provisions, North Side Square, McKinney, Texas.

Having taken charge of the Wagon and Machine Shop on Louisiana street, near the depot, am prepared to do all kings of Blacksmithing, machine repairing, and other work.... A. R. WOMBLE

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

Alamo Mills. J. W. MOORE. J. F. MOORE. Melissa, Texas We pay more for wheat in cash....

Cheap for Cash at Parlor Saloon! Bourbon, Rye, and Sour Mash Whiskies, also a fine article of Blackberry Brandy, Port Wine, Sherry Wine, White Wine, Vermouth Wine, Rhine Wine, and all other grades of a pure and commendable quality which we will sell at 25 cents per half pint, fifty cents per pint, and one dollar per quart. TURBETT, WARE & Co., Proprietors.

The New Furniture Store, McKinney, Tex. A full and complete stock of Bedsteads, Bureaus, Lounges, Chairs, Safes, Cupboards, Centre Tables, Whatnots, Glassware, Queensware, China, Table Cutlery and Spoons and a full line of House Furnishing Goods. Also a full assortment of Coffins & Burial Caskets for sale as low as any house in North Texas. NENNEY & WELCH.

D. GOODIN, Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Spectacles. McKinney, Texas.

Thos. H. EMERSON & Bro. Bankers and Dealers in Exchange, McKinney, Texas. Currency, silver and gold bought and sold. First class paper discounted.

J. R. MILES, Fashionable Tailor, McKinney, Tex. Offers his services to the public. He keeps the latest styles on hand, and guarantees satisfaction to those who patronize him.

Blacksmithing. D. STIFF .... has taken charge of the shop on West Virginia street, and is prepared to do all work in his line. Particular attention paid to shoeing and repair work.

I. D. NEWSOME. W. B. NEWSOME. I. D. Newsome & Son. Wholesale and retail grocers and dealers in bagging and ties. Cash advances made on cotton left with us for sale or shipment.

Boonekamp of Maagbitters. Strengthens and purifies the stomach.... Hundreds of testimonials can be produced. For sale by D. W. MURCHISON, Sole Agent for Collin Co.

Cotton Seed. We will buy all the good cotton seed to be had in the market and will pay the highest price in cash. W. H. POWELL & Bro.

McKinney Brick Yard, From and after Sept.15th, 1877 the McKinney Brick Yard will be run by the undersigned .... SCOTT & QUISENBERRY.

Manufacturer and Dealer in Furniture and Undertaker, McKinney, Texas. Isaac CROUCH.

Short Horn Cattle and Berkshire and Essex Pigs. $10.00 each or six for $50.00 I also wish to buy a few young mules of good size. Isaac F. GRAVES, Collin county, Texas.

Pure Blooded Hogs Berkshire and Poland-China. I have at the head of my herds the Year Old Premium Poland China Boar of the St. Louis Fair, 1875. E. B. STIFF, McKinney, Texas

J.W. FRANKLIN. L. W. BUSH. Importers and Breeders of Pure Berkshire Hogs. Allen, Texas.

Andrew WETSEL, Furniture Dealer and Undertaker, Plano, Texas. Coffins and burial Caskets are ays [sic] on hand.

New Cotton Gin, McKinney, Texas. G. M. WATTS, Proprietor. Gin and Press one-fourth mile South of McKinney, on Dallas road.

FITZHUGH Mills. A. E. LENT, Proprietor. .... five miles south of McKinney on Millwood road.

Go to L. MOBERLY’s Fine Art Gallery....

J.S. & S. D. HEARD Wholesale and retail Grocers, McKinney, Texas.

POLITICS

Announcements [of candidates for city of McKinney and county of Collin offices]:
McKinney City Marshal – A. L. JONES [and] John N. DAVIS House of Representatives – W. C. ROBINSON; County Clerk – J. M. BENGE; County Assessor, Wm. G. BARNES; Tax Collector. Wm. M. BAGLEY [and] L. W. OGLESBY. Marshall. Mr. A. L. Jones, for a long time a resident of Collin is a candidate for this position. Mr. John N. DAVIS is the present incumbent.

County Attorney.—F. D. PERKINS, Esq., offers this week for re-election to this office....he has filled the position since ....February 1876.

We reposing special trust and confidence in ... the Hon. J. O. STRAUGHAN and Hon. W. W. JERRETT for the legislature.. pledge...our earnest endeavors to see the matter through to success. W. R. McKINNEY, J. A. HOWARD, J. A. CRAVEN, T. B. THOMPSON, W.M. LAWSON, W. P. WHITMAN, G. M. COPERING, W. M. BUTLER, D. W. WILSON, M. C. REESER, J. J. WARREN, W. P. PRYOR, C. T. TATUS, Wm. THOMPSON, R. MURCHISON, D. L. ROGERS, J. T. BERRY, John McKINNEY, O. B. ELLIOTT, E. W. GLASS, J. T. GLASS, M. G. TERRY, E. M. GLASS, D. GOODIN, J. DOTSON, G. R. HOWELL, J. A. ATKINS, R. A. RIKE, John MURCHISON, M. L. BATTLE, H. A. FINCH, C. H. LAKE. J. H. MADDOX, James CAMPBELL, Charles ROBERSON, W.P. BAXTER, J. D. SELLERS, George NIPP, James GALLAGER, John P. HUNTER, Rip POWELL, A. W. SHORT, J. T. PENNINGTON, J. M. SAVIDGE, A. R. WOMBLE, T. C. McKINNEY, J. H. WILSON, D.M. JOHNSON, M. B. McDONALD, T. A. BAILEY, W. R. DOWELL, P. POWELL.

McKINNEY LETTER LIST.

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Collin county, Texas, February 2d, 1878, which if not called for in four weeks will be sent to the Dead Letter Office, Washington, D. C.
ARMSBERRY, Al.E.; ARMSBURY, A.E.; ARNOLD, A.C.; ALLMOND, Nancy W.; BEST, Richard; BROMBA, Maj. Thos.; BURKE, A.J.; CAMPBELL, Wm.; CARTER, Jacob M.; CAFFERY, Thomas; COPELAND, Mrs. M.; CONNALLY, R.H.; ESTEP, Mrs. Sarah; FANNING, Chas A. 3; GRAVES, Ellen; GRAY, Joseph; GARDENSHIRE, S.; GREENE, Irvine; GOUGH, Etta; HAYWARD, Nannie; HERRING, Isaac; HEFFNER, Sarah M.; HEARNE, Joseph; HERRING G.; HICKS, T.H.; HORN, G.N.; INGRAM, G.D.; KALFERS, John W.; LINDSAY, A.H.; MAXEY, John D.; MORTER, Wm. B. 2; NATION, A.; OWNBY, Miss A.C.; PANNELL [sic], M.J.; PULLIN, James O.; REASOR, J.J.; REED, C.P.; ROBERTS, Miss E.; RUDDLE, A.E.; SIMS, Miss Fannie; TRIGG, J.A.; WILLIAMS, Miss L.; WEAVOR [sic], R.W.; WILLIFORD, Henton; WHITE, John; WILLEY, Mat. L.
Persons calling for letters on this list must say they are advertised, otherwise they may fail to get them. Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

PLANO LETTER LIST.

List of letters remaining in the Postoffice at Plano, Collin county, Texas, February 1st, 1878. BARNEY, Thos.; BROGAN, Mattie; BROWN, Curley S.; CORLEY, Bob; Coffey, J.H.; CARTER, Robert; CARRINGTON, J.W.; CAIRNES, Charley; CROOK, Jennie; DUNCAN. W. C.; DAVID, F. T.; DEPP, Otis; DONOVAN, Maria J.; LACEY, R.E.W.; DARITY, Helen; EVANS, F.M.; FORNER, Mi[?]en; FOSTER, J.R.; FLETCHER, Lelia; GIMISON, R. J. 2; GALLl, Arthur T.; HAMILTON, James; HARRIS, Thomas; HOUSLEY, M.E.; HAAS, Joseph 3; HOUSTON, J.A.; HARRIS, Elonzo; JORDAN, W.S.; JOHNSON, J.B.; KRUME, Mollie; KNIGHT, P.G.; LOCKLEY, William; LEWIS, Thos J.; LINDSEY, R.W.; LEWIS, I.O.; LIGON, D.G.; MERRILL, Walter E., METTETAL [sic], Alexas; NUADEL, W. J.; NEWTON, B.S.; OSBURN, Lan; ONTRY [sic], R.M.; PETTY, A.W.M.; PANDLESCHNID [sic], Carl; PERRY, C.W.; RICH, Orville; RALL, Sarah; ROADS, A.; RODGERS, Geo.; REAPS, Francis; SIDFELL [sic], Jas.; SMITH, E.M.; STEAGALD, A.A.; TOURI, Henri; TOBELL, G.H.; WINDOM, F.; WEST, F.W.; WAGES, Brice; WARREN, Jinnie; YATES, L.L.
Persons calling for letters on this list will please say ‘advertised’. C.C. DEWEY, P.M. [Post Master].

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Mrs. C. C. DEWEY, wife of the efficient P.M. at Plano, has erected a real handsome little store adjoining the Post Office, at Plano, where she will keep a nice line of stationery, wall paper, notions, etc.

Attorneys and others who have ...business to transact in the district clerk’s office bear testimony to the efficiency of Mr. Chas. C. JOHNSON, deputy under Mr. STRAUGHAN.

Our young friend. A. W. SHORT, has purchased the interest of Mr. TUNSTALL in the grocery business and now begins life in earnest.

Sold Out. And all parties owing me must settle at once to save trouble. J. E. HOWELL.

Accident.—Mr. L. J. GRAVES was badly bruised last week by being dragged by his horse. He attempted to jump off, and not getting his foot clear of the stirrup, was dragged some distance.

Messrs. H. ALEXANDER and J.R. PARKER left last Sunday evening on the train for Austin, as representatives of the Empire Lodge, McKinney, to the Grand Lodge.

To the People of the Counties of Collin and Denton. I announce as a candidate to represent you in the state senate....John JOHNSON, Collin County, Feb. 4, 1878.

Dr. H. C. MOSELY, dental surgeon, hereby announces to the citizens of McKinney and Collin county that he will be here Feb. 11th to settle permanently among them.

Alarm. – Another alarm of fire was caused by the flue of the residence of Mr. CURTSINGER, near the Baptist church.

Jos. WADDELL met with a painful accident last Sunday morning by having his horse to fall while in a gallop, and rolling over him.

A Giant. --There is a youth living in the eastern portion of this county, named Henry GIBSON who is 15 years old, six feet and four inches high, weights 180 pounds, and wears number eleven shoes. If any of our friends can beat Collin County stock we would like to hear from them.

Notice of Dissolution. The co-partnership heretofore existing between H.A.R. HORTON and J. R. HORTON, under the firm name of H. HORTON & Co. Is this day dissolved by mutual consent. H.A.R. HORTON withdrawing and J.R. HORTON assuming all firm liabilities. February 1st, 1878. Mr. A. R. BUTTS [will be the representative].

For Sale. A lot of fine sheep....just imported Cotswool Bucks from Illinois. Can be seen ...at Captain E.R. STIFF’s farm, three miles west of McKinney. Jas. C. DUNCAN, McKinney, Texas.

East Line and Red River Railroad. On the 30th ult., Col. Thos H. MURRAY of this city [McKinney] inspected the third section of 16 ˝ miles of our East Line railway, terminating at Pittsburg. The East Line now has fifty miles of road completed. The future route of the East Line is from Pittsburg to Sulphur Springs, Greenville, Farmersville, McKinney, Denton, and Decatur....

All persons interested in the delinquent taxes of 1874 and 1875 .... can find a list in the court house in McKinney. G. R. YANTIS, Tax C. C. Co., Tex.

DISTRICT COURT

State of Texas vs.:

William EARLY, set of hearing on Tuesday next, 12th instant.

William FROST; for murder. Continued by the defendant on account of absence of material witnesses.

W. W. LOVEJOY, alias Wm. BREEDEN, forgery; entered plea of guilty...punishment at two years in penitentiary.

Bill KING, colored, for assault to murder one Bill DAVIS, colored; jury verdict of guilty, punishment assessed at two years and three months in penitentiary.

Grand Jury Members [of session ended]. L. W. OGLESBY, Foreman; J. S. HEARD, Chas. ROBINSON, Geo. W. FITZHUGH, L. D. SELLERS, P. H. LYLES, George NIPP, W. P. BAXTER, J. B. MARTIN, D. L. MELTON, L. M. CHASTAIN, James GALLAGHER.

SCHOOLS

The following is a statement of public school funds received and apportioned by me to the public schools of Collin county during the current scholastic year, to-wit: Received from State Fund $12,931.45, Received from County school land $7,085.00, Received from Dog tax $500.00. T. C. GOODNER, Co. Judge.

CHURCH NEWS

Elder CASKEY proposes on next Sunday to tell the people of McKinney what he knows about hell.

The attendance at the Presbyterian Sabbath School on last Sunday evening was about one hundred and fifty. There are fifteen teachers and classes, and the officers are Dr. J. S. MOORE, Superintendent; Wm. HUNSTABLE, Secretary and Treasurer.

DEATHS

Mrs. NAILE, wife of T. J. NAILE, died last Saturday afternoon, after a protracted sickness.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

[See the Enquirer, January issues - all January Estrays (and no new ones) were repeated in this edition and omitted for space.]

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, February 16, 1878 Vol. 11 No. 52



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 brackets.

Authorized Agents. The following named persons are fully authorized to receive and receipt for subscription, advertising and job work for the Enquirer: Jos. W. BAINES – Plano. C. C. PERRIN – Farmersville. S. R. HAMILTON – Farmersville. Dr. R. A. TAYLOR – Millwood. J. J. THOMPSON – Rock Hill. Wm. WORDEN – Blue Ridge.

LEGAL CARDS.

Jno. D. PAGE, Attorney at Law; McKinney Texas. Office in Court House.

Chas. MORRISS. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas. Special attention to collections and land litigation.

W. M. ABERNATHY and M. G. ABERNATHY. ABERNATHY Bros., Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas, Office – Up-stairs over STIFF & SWAN’s.

J. M. PEARSON. Attorney at Law. Practices in the State and United States Court.

K. R. CRAIG, Attorney and Counselor at Law, McKinney, Texas.

R. BURNS. Lawyer. McKinney, Texas.

Jos. W. BAINES. Lawyer and Land Agent, Plano, Collin County, Texas.

Jas. L. GRAY, Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas. Has permanently located at McKinney.

Geo. W. BENTLEY, Attorney at Law, McKinney, Tex.

J. W. THROCKMORTON, Thos. J. BROWN, E. F. BROWN Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas.

R. DeARMOND. McKinney, Texas.

Richard MALTBIE. Attorney at Law. McKinney, Texas.

MEDICAL CARDS.

B. M. E. SMITH, M.D., T. W. WILEY, M.D. Physicians and Surgeons, McKinney, Texas.

Dr. Robt. GALE, McKinney Texas....special attention to Obstetrics and ...the genito urinary system.

Dr. R. A. TAYLOR. Millwood, Texas.

Dr. C. N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country.

R. D. ALLISON. Local Dentist. Has opened an office in the city of McKinney, at the Allison Hall...

McAULAY & SIMS; Dealers in Drugs, Paints, Oils, and Fancy Goods.

FOOTE & HERNDON. .....Druggists, ....North-west corner of Square McKinney, Texas.

City Drug Store. South Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas. Dr. A. GULLETT.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

Charter Oak Stoves. H. A. McDONALD, sole agent, South side Public Square, McKinney.

Saddlery & Harness. J. S. STOVALL, East Side Public Square, McKinney.

MOBERLY is still making those fine photographs up stairs in MORROW’s Block.

To Printers. ... for sale cheap one splendid Hand Press. Jno. H. BINGHAM, McKinney, Texas

A. W. SHORT, dealer in family groceries and provisions, North Side Square, McKinney, Texas.

Having taken charge of the Wagon and Machine Shop on Louisiana street, near the depot, am prepared to do all kinds of Blacksmithing, machine repairing, and other work.... A. R. WOMBLE

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

Alamo Mills. J. W. MOORE. J. F. MOORE. Melissa, Texas We pay more for wheat in cash....

.....liquor grades of a pure and commendable quality which we will sell at 25 cents per half pint, fifty cents per pint, and one dollar per quart. TURBETT, WARE & Co., Proprietors.

The New Furniture Store, McKinney, Tex. NENNEY & WELCH.

D. GOODIN, Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Spectacles. McKinney, Texas.

Thos. H. EMERSON & Bro. Bankers and Dealers in Exchange, McKinney, Texas. Currency, silver and gold bought and sold. First class paper discounted.

J. R. MILES, Fashionable Tailor, McKinney, Tex. Offers his services to the public.

Blacksmithing. D. STIFF .... has taken charge of the shop on West Virginia street.

I. D. NEWSOME. W. B. NEWSOME. I. D. Newsome & Son. Wholesale and retail grocers....

Boonekamp of Maagbitters. Strengthens and purifies the stomach D. W. MURCHISON, Sole Agent for Collin Co.

Cotton Seed. We will buy all the good cotton seed to be had in the market and will pay the highest price in cash. W. H. POWELL & Bro.

McKinney Brick Yard, From and after Sept.15th, 1877 the McKinney Brick Yard will be run by the undersigned .... SCOTT & QUISENBERRY.

Manufacturer and Dealer in Furniture and Undertaker, McKinney, Texas. Isaac CROUCH.

Short Horn Cattle and Berkshire and Essex PigsIsaac F. GRAVES, Collin county, Texas.

Pure Blooded Hogs Berkshire and Poland-China. IE. B. STIFF, McKinney, Texas

J.W. FRANKLIN. L. W. BUSH. Importers and Breeders of Pure Berkshire Hogs. Allen, Texas.

Andrew WETSEL, Furniture Dealer and Undertaker, Plano, Texas.

New Cotton Gin, McKinney, Texas. G. M. WATTS, Proprietor.

FITZHUGH Mills. A. E. LENT, Proprietor. .... five miles south of McKinney on Millwood road.

Go to L. MOBERLY’s Fine Art Gallery....

J.S. & S. D. HEARD Wholesale and retail Grocers, McKinney, Texas.

POLITICS

We announce Williams WARDEN for the office of Sheriff. Mr. WARDEN has been a deputy for Sheriff MERRETT for several years.

Mr. G. W. CAMERON offers for re-election to County Treasurer.

McKINNEY LETTER LIST.

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Collin county, Texas, February 2d, 1878. AWKASON [sic], Jno. W.; BROCK, Miss V.; BRUCE, F.D.; BURGER, John P.; CASKEY, J.A.; CHAMBERS, Kitty; DUKE, W.J.; EARL, G.W.; FRANKLIN, A.R.; GRAY, T.H.; GINRIGHT, J.P. 2; HARRIS, J.T.; HELMECKE, Paul; HUGHES, Jas A. 2; JOHNSON & JONES; Jones, Monroe; JONES & TERRY; KESSNER, Nathan’l; LESTER, W.L.; LONG, CORDIE; LOGAN, Tennie; MARTIN, Miss A.; MANIES, Mrs. S.; MOORE, R.W.; MORRIS, J. K. P. 2; MOORE, Mrs. V.; McNEAL, Thomas; McPHERSON, F. M. 3; McPHERSON, Frank; McDONALD, R.H.; PARKER, G.W.; PURCEL, Daniel; RAIL, Sarah; RAINES, Isaac; RAINES, M.E.; RIPPEY, John; RICH, Mrs. M.; RANNLS [?], Wade; SEACH, Sanra [sic]; STEWART, Marcy; STEVENS. G.W.; SPENCER, Tisdale; SNIDER, T.H.; SMITH, C.W.; SMITH, Thomas; SOLOMON, Jacob; TIPTON, Mrs. M.A.; TARPLEY, Georgiana; TOMPKINS, Chas. H.; TOWNSEND, P.H.; WAFFORD, Mrs. Milly; WEATHERLY, Alice; WILSON, T.W.; WOMACK, Geo. H.
Persons calling for letters on this list must say they are advertised, otherwise they may fail to get them. Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

J. Mad. WELLS has been released under bail.

To all persons interested in the welfare of O. And M. W. SULLIVAN, minors: M. ASHLOCK, guardian of said minors, has filed ..... in Collin county, his applications and vouchers for final settlement of said estate.

To all persons interested in the welfare of Nannie H. GOSSUM, minor: C. T. MANN, guardian of the estate of said minor, has filed .... in Collin county, his applications and vouchers for final settlement of said estate.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

[See the Enquirer, January issues - all January Estrays (and no new ones) were repeated in this edition and omitted for space.]

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, February 7, 1880 Vol. 13 No. 51



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 brackets.

LEGAL CARDS.

Wm. H. PARDUE. R. T. SHELTON. Attorneys at Law, Plano, Texas.

Chas. T. MORRISS. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas

W. M. ABERNATHY. M. ABERNATHY. Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas.

K. R. CRAIG. Attorney and Counselor at Law, McKinney, Texas

Jas. L. GRAY. Attorney at Law, McKinney, Texas

R. DeARMOND & J. L. DOGGETT. McKinney, Texas. [law practice].

Richard MALTBIE. Attorney at Law, McKinney, Texas.

MEDICAL CARDS.

O.M. CALHOUN, M.D. McKinney, Texas. North Side Public Square.

G. W. CAIN, M.D. McKinney, Texas. Office in NEWSOME & Son Brick up stairs.

B.M.E. SMITH, M.D. T. W. WILEY, M.D. Physicians and Surgeons, McKinney, Texas.

Dr. R. A. TAYLOR. Millwood, Texas.

Dr. C.N. ABBOTT. McKinney and surrounding country.

CARSON & HANNAH. Dentists. McKinney, Texas.

FOOTE & HERNDON. Wholesale and retail Druggists. McKinney, Texas

Dr. A. GULLETT. Drugs, Patent Medicines. City Drug Store.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

For Sale. 3,000 Bois d’arc posts and 10,000 two foot boards for sale at the stump. One-half mile before Grayum [sic] bridge on East Ford on the Wm. JOHNSON survey. W. B. SANDUSKY.

Go To L. MOBERLY’s Fine Art Gallery. Fine Photographs and Oil Paintings.

F. EMERSON & Co., successor to Thos. H. Emerson & Bro. Bankers and Dealers in Exchange, McKinney, Texas.

J. R. Miles, Fashionable Tailor, McKinney, Texas.

Alamo Mills. J. W. MOORE & Co. Melissa, Texas.

Ruby Saloon. BOWER & TODD. East side Public Square. McKinney, Texas

Cheap for Cash at Parlor Saloon! Bavarian, Rye and Sour Mash Whiskies.... TURBIT & WARE, Proprietors.

Ice and Anheuser Beer. W. R. POWELL, Agent.

Saddlery & Harness. Buggy and Work Harness. Cash Only. J. S. STOVALL, East side Public Square.

Cash paid for all kinds of country produce. A. J. KRAUSE & Co.

Carriage Repository. Jesse SHAIN.

A. & W. HUNSTABLE, have a better stock of Mens & Boys Hats, and will sell cheaper than any house in the city. Men’s Fur Hats $2.00, $2.50, $3.00 to $5.00.

Beat our Prices if you Can. Everybody have [sic] low prices but we have still lower. BLAKE & Co.

Get your meat at the Accommodation Market. G. A. DAVIS, Proprietor. McKinney, Texas.

Kansas corn in sacks. For sale by M. B. WELCH.

Short Horn Cattle and Essex Pigs. Isaac F. GRAVES, McKinney.

J.S. & S. D. HEARD. Wholesale and retail grocers. McKinney, Texas.

Millinery and Fancy Goods! Mrs. S. SIMS. North side of Square up stairs over the New York Store.

Wagon Yard. Livery, Feed and Sale Stagle. BOYD & Bro.

People’s Market, West virginia Street. L.A. FOOTE & Pro. Pros.

Family Grocery and Confectionery, F. B. CAMERON.

Farmers’ and Merchants’ Mills, T. P. T. McLEAN, Proprietor, McKinney, Texas.

Groceries, Provision and General Family Supply Store. PIZER & LEVY, McKinney, Texas.

POLITICS

We are authorized to announce. W.W. MARSHALL as candidate for Clerk of the District Court of Collin County.

A Card. To the people of Collin county: I ...respectfully offer myself for reelection to the office of Clerk of the District Court of your county. C. C. JOHNSON, McKinney.

Pete WALTON is a candidate for Clerk of the County Court of Collin County.

Geo. HOWELL is a candidate for re-election to the office of Assessor and Collector of taxes for the city of McKinney.

L. W. OGLESBY is a candidate for Collector of Taxes for Collin County.

W. T. COX is a candidate for Clerk of the District Court of Collin county.

Oscar SKIDMORE is a candidate for Marshal of the city of McKinney.

McKINNEY LETTER LIST.

[Several names unreadable or mostly unreadable due to poor microfilm quality.] Letters left in McKinney Post Office ......January [?]1880..... BENSON, Bill; BRINKLY, W. H.; [ several names unreadable] HEATH, W.H.; HOWARD, Eliza; MUNCIE, S. R.; ROSS, Miss Hannah; McCARLIN, Julia [?}; WHALEY, A. A.; [several names unreadable].

PLANO LETTER LIST.

List of letters remaining in Post Office at Plano, Collin county , February 1st 1880. BATTERTON, W.J.; BENHAM, Robt.; BAYLEY, John; BURNES, N.A.; BRADLEY, J.M.; BARNES, J.B.; BERRY, C. Z.; CARTER, Mary B.; CHRISTY, J.S.; CHRISTY, G.R.; EVANS, Jeff; HALL, Joe; HALL, J.P.; GRIFFITH, John; JOHNSON, W. P.; JOHNSON, John; CREWS [?], J. A.; CARSON & HANNAH; LOVELLE, J.H.; LOVETT, J. H., LEWIS, Miss A.; McCARDY, R.D>; McCARDY, P.L.; McDONNAL, M. J.; MAGUIRE, J. F.; MURER, J. L.; O’NEAL, G.W.; PATON, Joseph; RUSHING, H.H.; ROBINSON, Emma; Smith, H. H.; SAMPTER, Jack; SANDERS, Linnie; SCHUNNELL, R.G.; SHARP, David; SCHWARZ, H.; TERRELL, James; TANNEHILL, D. P.; WALKER, W.C.; WHEELER, T. J. WORTH, James; WILLS, James; WILSON, Matilda; WHITE, J.U.; WADE, Eliza; WILSON, Chas.; WILLIAMS, B.L. Persons calling for letters should say advertised, other wise they mail fail to get them. C. C. DEWEY, Postmaster.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Lost. ...Saturday night, a gold breast pin with a cluster of diamonds set in round. Any one finding the same will be liberally rewarded when returning it to L.M. GRIBBLE [?].

A Good Farm for Sale. By virtue of and order of the County Court of Collin County, Texas, I will sell at the court house door on the 1st Tuesday in March next, the farm known as the Dicky HOWARD place situated about 7 miles northwest from McKinney. Ira P. HOWARD. Administrator of estate E. Howard, dec’d.

Stray Heifers. L X YY on left side. Square and compass with half circle over it on left or right hip. Above is cattle brand of WILKINSON & HARRISON, notify them.

Notice: I am now prepared to grind wheat and corn. W. C. BURRUS.

Store House and Lot in Plano for Sale. Louis GOFMAN, McKinney, Tex.

J. S. HELMS, Esq. Of Weston, returned from Austin on Wednesday where he had been in attendance upon the Federal court, in a matter of a forfeited bond.

All that are in debt to M.E. CROUCH will please come forward and settle either by note or cash.

Representatives of the Greenback Club of Collin county will meet in McKinney on February 14. P.H. O’BRIEN, Chm.

Notice.—All persons are hereby notified not to hunt or trespass in any way whatever on our farms, the law will be enforced against all offenders. James W. BROWNING. William C. BROWNING.

DISTRICT COURT

State vs. William EVANS, theft of estray steer, verdict of not guilty.

E. W. HASKELL, assault to rape; verdict of not guilty.

Tom SPOTSWOOD for robbery, continued.

John EDEY, for murder; dismissed at request of defendant EDEY, set aside and jury and verdict of not guilty.

Dave SCOTT, assault to murder; verdict of guilty, and 2 years in the Penitentiary. Robbery; verdict of not guilty.

James FUGATE, theft of cattle, continued.

J. W. COLE, forgery, verdict not guilty.

W.N. SANSOM, assault to murder; continued.

A. McLEAN, theft of gelding, verdict of not guilty.

D. FOUNTAIN, for bigamy, verdict of guilty and 1 year and 6 months in Penitentiary.

Charley HOWARD, burglary, verdict of guilty and 5 years in penitiary [sic].

Charley HOWARD, assault to commit robbery, verdict of guilty, and 2 years in penitentiary.

Bill GRAVES (col.), Burglary; verdict of guilty and two years in penitentiary.

Ed. COLLINS, theft over $20, verdict of guilty and 2 years and 6 months in penitentiary.

Matt JONES, theft of gelding; verdict of guilty, and 7 years in penitentiary.

Alley JONES, theft of gelding, verdict of guilty and 5 years in penitentiary.

SCHOOLS

McKinney Academy. The next session will be September 1879. Isaac A. [unreadable]. T. A. COLEMAN.

Letter from Farmersville: ....Before my letter, ‘A Teacher Wanted’ had been in the paper three days...here came a teacher who declared he would repair the house and teach the school. Now we have a school with an average of sixty-five pupils and two teachers. NIMROD

MARRIAGES

On January 29, by the Rev. Mr. DUNLAP, Tom O’BRIEN to Miss Ollie HANSACKER, all of this county.

On Feb. 5th by the Rev. Mr. RUDOLPH, Mr. Geo. F. WOOD to Miss Sallie MASSIE all of this county.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Estrayed by Make [sic] McMAHAN before J. D. PAGE, J.P. Precinct No. 1, one red and white steer, about 6 years old, white face and white on left side face and jaw, no brands.

Estrayed by J. C. FOREMAN before F. J. VANCE, J.P., Precinct No. 5, one sorrel mule about 8 years old about 12 1/2hands high, branded a diamond on both shoulders.

Estrayed by H. C. WILLIFORD before F. J. VANCE, J.P., Precinct No. 5, one sorrell horse, blaze face, 4 years old, no brands.

Estrayed by Jacob MOORE before J. S. Rike, J.P. Precinct No. 21, one sorrel horse about 11 or 12 years old, 14 ˝ hands high, has saddle and harness marks.

Estrayed by Oliver TAYLOR before r. S. SHELBURNE, J.P. Precinct No. 6, one bay horse, 5 years old, 15 hands high, star in forehead, snip on nose, and branded X on left shoulder and on the neck. Also one bay mare, 12 years old and branded X on the left shoulder. One bay yearling colt. One yellow mare.

Estrayed by Austin HALL, before J. D. PAGE, J.P., Precinct No. 1, one small clay bank pony horse about 5 or 6 years old, branded D on left shoulder.

Estrayed by B. F. WARD, before T. J. VANCE, J.P., Precinct No. 5, one black pony horse, about 12 hands high, three years old. Star in forehead, no brands.

Estrayed by Geo. W. McCURLEY before W. C. [no surname] J.P., Precinct No. 8, one bay mare with some white on the forehead. Branded SB on the left shoulder. One mule, has dim brand presumed to be OC.

Strayed. One dark bay mare 15 hands high, branded G on left hip and shoulder, red halter on. The party returning her to the American House will be liberally rewarded. W. D. WARD. McKinney, Texas.

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, December 11, 1880 Vol. 14 No. 43



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 brackets.

LEGAL CARDS.

Wm. H. PARDUE. R. T. SHELTON. Attorneys at Law, Plano, Texas.

W. M. ABERNATHY. M. ABERNATHY. Attorneys and Counselors at Law, McKinney, Texas.

K. R. CRAIG. Attorney and Counselor at Law, McKinney, Texas

Jas. L. GRAY. Attorney at Law, McKinney, Texas

R. DeARMOND & J. L. DOGGETT. McKinney, Texas. [law practice].

Richard MALTBIE. Attorney at Law, McKinney, Texas.


G. F. THOMAS, Attorney at Law. Plano, Texas.

MEDICAL CARDS.

G. W. CAIN, M.D. Jno. E. GIBSON, M.C. McKinney, Texas. Office over L. D. NEWSOME & Son’s Store.

B.M.E. SMITH, M.D. T. W. WILEY, M.D. Physicians and Surgeons, McKinney, Texas.

Dr. R. A. TAYLOR. Millwood, Texas.

Dr. C.N. ABBOTT. McKinney and surrounding country.

CARSON & HANNAH. Dentists. McKinney, Texas.

E. H. SHELMAN, Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, & c. Gold Pens and Pen Holders. Opposite Post office. McKinney, Texas.

FOOTE & HERNDON. Wholesale and retail Druggists. McKinney, Texas

City Drug Store. Dr. A. GULLETT.


GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

M. E. CROUCH, manufacturer and dealer in Furniture. And Undertaker, McKinney, Texas.

W. S. CLOYD, Watchmaker, Jeweler, Gun-Smith, etc., West Louisiana Street.

JOHNSON, KIRKPATRICK & Co., Millers and Merchants, Lebanon, Collin Co., Texas.

BOARD & MARKHAM, dealers in General Merchandise, McKinney, Texas.

F. EMERSON & Co., successor to Thos. H. Emerson & Bro. Bankers and Dealers in Exchange, McKinney, Texas.

J. R. Miles, Fashionable Tailor, McKinney, Texas.

J. J. FAIRES. W. J. RAIZA, Blacksmithing and wood-work. South Tennessee St., McKinney, Texas.

New Firm. BENHAM & PATTILLO. (GOEMAN’s old stand). Dealers in Staple & Fancy Groceries, confectioneries & c.

The Collin County Bank, McKinney, Texas. Officers: W. L. BOYD, President. Dr. G.A. FOOTE, Vice-Pres’t. D. J. KERR, Cashier. Partnership composed of the following persons: W. L. BOYD, Dr. G. A. FOOTE, J. W. THROCKMORTON, J. L. WHITE, Geo. A. WILSON, R. M. BOARD, Thos. B. WILSON, H. M. MARKHAM, Mrs. E. EMBERSON, J. A. ASTON, W. A. RHEA, W. J. ASTON, J. C. RHEA, D. J. KERR.

The Commercial House. The undersigned has removed to the Commercial House, on East Louisiana St., where he will be pleased to see all of his old patrons. Board by the week, $3.50, Day boarders and lodging $1.00, Single meal, 25 cents. JOHN H. SMITH.

Queensware ...cotton scales...at J. P. DOWEL’s.

C. J. WICKHAM, practical House, Sign and Ornamental Painter, Louisiana Street, McKinney, Tex.

New Cotton Gin. McKinney, W. H. POWELL.

LEWIS, COLLINS & Co. New Livery Stable and Wagon Yard East Virginia Street, McKinney, Texas.

Ben. W. RHINE. Dealer in Dry Goods, Notions, Mens Boys & Youths Clothing....and tobaccos.

A. C. VARNER & Co., North Side Public Square. Dealers in Staple and Fancy Groceries. McKinney, Texas.

WILKINSON & HARRISON, Fall and Winter Stock now Complete and Prices Marked Low Down! Full stock boots, and shoes, and every pair warranted.

ALEXANDER & ARON. ....the only mammoth stock of Clothing and Gents’ Furnishing Goods in teh city. .... Foreign and Domestic Dress Goods.

New regulator cookstoves at G. G. HOUSTON’s.

The largest stock of boots, shoes and hats at HUNSTABLE’s.

Now that schools are open all over the country, we call special attention to our Immense Stock of School Books. SEAY & SEAY.

Fifteen bales ginned a day at McLEAN’s. T. P. T. McLEAN, Proprietor. McKinney, Texas

Fall 1880 Car Loads of New Goods Now Arriving! Save your dimes and place them where they will do the most good. ARDINGER & Co. .

S. J. BOYD & F. M. HILL. Livery, Feed, and Sale Stable. Wagon Yard.

Groceries! Groceries! New Firm! New Goods! New Prices! CAMERON & BOWER.

Ruby Saloon. BOWER & TODD. East side Public Square. McKinney, Texas.

Just Received. New Prunes, Currents, Citrous and Seedless Raisins, at A. J. KRAUSE & Co.

TURBIT & WARE, Ice Dealers and agents for AnHeuser-BUSCH Brewing Asso’c’n, McKinney, Texas.

Saddlery & Harness. Buggy and Work Harness. Cash Only. J. S. STOVALL, East side Public Square.

Short Horn Cattle and Essex Pigs. Isaac F. GRAVES, McKinney.

Blacksmithing and carriage and wagon making. J. M. WHITE, Kentucky Street, North of MORROW Block).

Millinery and Fancy Goods! Mrs. S. SIMS. North side of Square up stairs over the New York Store.

David A. GERRISH, McKinney, Texas. [paper torn, but appears to be purchasing agent for cotton].


McKINNEY LETTER LIST.

...letters remaining in the Post Office, at McKinney, Collin county Texas, Dec. 4th 1880...
BAILEY, J.G.; BURNES, W.H.; CALHOUN, S.J.; CHRISTIAN, E.M.; CRUTCHFIELD, Wm.; GRAHAM, Miss M.; GREEN, Wm.; HICHEY, J.B.; JENNINGS, J.B.; JOHNSON, Mary; LAREMORE, B.C.; LANDAN, N.B.; MARTIN, J.W.; MORRIS, N.R.; MORGAN, S.C.; MORELL, J. R.; PATTERSON, J.; PRICE, P.L.; RANDLES, J.P. 2; SHIOMAN, J.; SUTLAR, L. WALL, C. J.; WATSON, W.A.
Persons calling for letters on this list should say advertised...Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster


MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

From Plano. [extracted in full]. This fine weather has given an impetus to the cotton market, our streets have been lined with wagons to-day loaded with the staple. Prices ranging from 9 ˝ to 10.25. We have shipped about 3000 bales this year already, and will reach 3500 or 4000.
Plano has a commercial college. First term commences the 1st of this month. Prof. PREWITT is teacher, and he is well qualified, and we think he will make it a success, he has some 15 students already. A thorough course in penmanship, book-keeping, and commercial law is given. He deserves patronage and encouragement.
The vote on Local Option last Saturday in corporation, was 60 against local option and 34 for it; majority against it 26. Bill SKELTON has got a foot larger around the waist since, and says he hasn’t quit growing.
We will have a union Christmas tree at the M. E. Church. Everybody is invited and of course it will be a success.
Dr. BAKER talks of moving to Sherman, but we won’t believe it till he leaves.
We have been unable to obtain Hancock’s popular vote over Garfield. If you have it, please give it.
Here and there you can see a new house, or at least an old one, in process of improvement.
Plano is fast acquiring a substantial class of residences and ere long there will be improvements in our business houses. Frank. Plano, Tex. Dec. 9.

C. A. HOOKS, vs. W. C. FENN. Affidavit having been made before me that the defendant so conceals himself that ordinary process of law cannot be served upon him, command ......you appear before me in the town of Farmersville on the second Friday in January, 1881 to answer the complaint of C. A. HOOKS in a plea of debt. J. S. RIKE J.P., Precinct No. 2, Collin Co., Tex.

Notice: All persons indebted to me by note or account are requested to come up promptly and settle the same as I am compelled to have money. Jesse SHAIN.

Our young friend, Hugh CARTER, has returned to old Collin, after a long absence.

We were glad to receive a call from our old friend, C. A. GATES, now of Cooke county. He is well pleased with his new home.

For Rent: A house opposite the Presbyterian church and adjoining the premises of Francis EMMERSON. Will accommodate a large family. J. L. DOGGETT.

Wanted in the Collin Courts. Vince PACE, constable of precinct No. 2, arrested Tuesday evening a young man named Bose CLOUD, who is wanted to answer the charge of aggravated assault in the Collin county. Court. The assault ....was committed ...upon the person of James WADHEIL. He held a knife on WADHEIL and beat him over the head with his six-shooter, inflicting severe though not dangerous wounds.

Letter from Lebanon. Lebanon, Dec. 2nd, 1880. ..... It is right discouraging times at present, the snow and rain has ruined what cotton we had left in our fields, and that don’t quite fill the bill, here comes the epizootic and blind staggers to kill what few horses we may by chance happen to have.
JOHNSON & KIRKPATRICK started to Dallas this morning with the finest drove of hogs I have seen for years.... This firm has put up seven hundred and sixty-two bales of cotton this season. This is the brag gin in this county.
The new drug store under the management of Dr. POWERS, is doing a good business. PHILIPS & CAMEL has bought CALVER out and are running a family grocery.
M. PARTMAN, will commence his school next Monday at the Lebanon school house. We are going to have a Christmas tree. Yours, Goose Quill. .

Local Option, Precinct No, 8. .....for Prohibition, 66 votes. It is therefore ordered by the court that the sale of intoxicating liquors within the limits of said Precinct No. Eight be absolutely prohibited . J. M. BENGE, Clerk.


DISTRICT COURT

Citation by Publication. To the Sheriff or any constable of Collin County.... summon George W. LEACH, whose residence in unknown to appear before the District Court ....to answer the petition of F. M. DOUGLASS, .....alleging that the defendant is indebted to the plaintiff in the sum of Two Thousand dollars on account for 42 bales of cotton. Witness., C. C. JOHNSON, Clerk District Court of Collin County.


CHURCH NEWS

The sisters of Harwood Baptist church have presented the Rev. A. S. BUNTING, pastor, with a nice overcoat.


SCHOOLS

McKinney Academy. The City Public School opens Monday, September 13th. Pupils within scholastic age enrolled in the city, are entitled to free tuition. Those not included in the scholastic age, and not within the city limits or pursuing the higher branches no embraced in the curriculum of studies authorized by law, will be charged the regular rates of tuition – from $2 to $4 per month. Faculty: W. F. FULGHAM, Principal. W. J. J. SMITH, First Assistant. Mrs. F. M. PRICE, Second Assistant.


MARRIAGES

At the residence of Mr. James BURKE, near Weston, on the 14 of November 1880, by Rev. F. M. PROCTOR, Mr. Charley A. GIFFORD to Miss Mary C. BURKE.

also ...Mr. Frank KENDALL to Miss Anna E. KENNEDY, all of Collin County.


DEATHS

A little daughter of H. C. HERNDON, died on the 7th inst, of the same affection [sic] with which her little brother died the week before. Mr. HERNDON has another child very sick with the same disease.


COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Taken up by J. W. HALL, and estrayed before J. D. Page, J.P., one flea-bitten roan mare 4 or 5 years old. One sorrel bald face mare mule branded 4P, also one yellow horse mule 8 years old.

Taken up by T. C. BORN and posted before J. D. Page, J.P., one bay 3 year old pony horse, branded G CJ connected on left shoulder.

Taken up by M. M. RUSSELL, and estrayed before J. D. PAGE, J.P. one black mare 10 years old, branded 4J connected on left hip and shoulder, has bell on, also one bay mare, 9 years old, branded W7 connected on left shoulder, had bell on marked J.H.

Taken up by C. L. SMITH, and posted before J. D. PAGE, J. P. one brown mare, about 4 years old, no brand. One bay horse about 8 or 9 years old, blaze face, branded EH on left shoulder; M on left thigh.

Taken up by H. F. WILMETH, and posted before J. D. PAGE, J.P. one dark bay stud colt about one year old, no brands.

Taken up by G. H. GIDDINGS, and posted before J.D. PAGE, J.P., one paint mare pony about 7 or 8 years old, branded FF on right hip.

Taken up by C. C. FROST, and posted before Jno. S. RIKE, J.P., one dark brown horse 8 years old, branded Z on right shoulder.

Taken up by David SHANKS and estrayed before Jesse COFFEY, J.P., one sorrel horse, 12 or 13 years old, branded T on left shoulder.

Taken up by W. G. CALHOUN and posted before F. M. BOUNDS, J.P., one flea-bitten bay mare, 3 years old, no brands.

Taken up by C. W. BLANTON [?} and posted before F. M. BOUND, J.P., one yellow bay horse, branded circle with T in it on left shoulder. also one brown mare, one brown two year old horse.

Taken up by S. A. BENNETT [BURNETT?] and posted fore F. M. BOUND, J.P., one flea-bitten gray horse.

Taken up by Geo. D. SHAWNOVER [?] and posted before F. M. BOUNDS, J. P. one brown mare, branded JPN; one bay and white spotted mare, no brands, one bay horse mule, one yellow bay mare, branded 2 with half circle under it on left shoulder, also one 2 year old sorrel horse, no brands.

Taken up by Clayton ROGERS and posted before B. S. SHELBORNE, J.P. one sorrel mare, 10 years old, branded C on left shoulder.

Taken up by M. M. BOYD, and estrayed before W. H. BRUMMETT, J. P., one iron gray mare, no brands, has a young colt.

All signed as a true copy from the record. J. M. BENGE, Clerk, County Court, Collin County, Tex.

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