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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, December 9, 1882 Vol. 16 No. 43



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

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

M. H. GARNETT. P.B. MUSE. Attorney-At-Law, McKinney, Texas.

John W. MURRAY, Attorney at Law, and Land Agent. Buffalo Gap, Texas.

Henry A. FINCH. J.A.L. WOLFE. Lawyers. McKinney, Texas.

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

T. SHELTON, Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas.

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

R. DeARMOND. McKinney, Texas.

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


MEDICAL CARDS

John E. GIBSON, M.D. Physician & Surgeon. Office over HOUSTON’s Hardware store. Residence West Louisiana Street.

Dr. C. N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country. Office over BOARD & NENNEY’s new brick building.

FOOTE House Dental Rooms. McKinney, Texas. I have....a suit of comfortable rooms in the Foote House for my practice...O. M. CALHOUN, M.D.

H. C. HERNDON. Wholesale and retail. Druggist, West Corner Public Square. McKinney, Texas.

SMITH’s Drug Store. Virginia Street, West of Foote House.

DAVIS & WARE. Sign of the Golden Morter. Post Office Building, West Louisiana St., McKinney, Texas

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

Furniture rooms! (South Side Public Square.) M. E. CROUCH. A full line of Parlor, Bed Room Furniture, Metalic Caskets and Coffins, Shoruding, Etc.

First National Bank, McKinney, Texas. Successors to F. Emerson & Co. F. EMERSON, President, T.T. EMERSON, Vice-Pres’t., T.H. EMERSON, Cashier. Directors: Francis EMERSOn, C>H> WELCH, T.H. EMERSON, Jno. L. LOVEJOY, T.T. EMERSON.

The Collin County Bank, McKinney, Texas. Officers: Dr. G. A. FOOTE, President. H.M. MARKHAM, Vice-Pres’t. W. L. BOYD, 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, T. C. GOODNER.

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

Ben. W. RHINE. Dealer in Dry Goods. Notions.....

Royal Benefit Association. Life, Birth, Marriage Mutual Insurance. John S. JENKINS, Agent. McKinney, Texas.

J. P. DOWELL, Dealer in hardware, tin, queens, and glass-ware.

Important Announcement! Retiring From Business! $50,000 worth of goods thrown on the market at cost and below cost. ALEXANDER & ARON. Agents for butterick’s Fashion Patterns.

Closing out all Summer Goods to make room for Fall Goods at Ed MOORE’s.

Special attention paid to cash customers at Jno. L. HILL.

A. & W. HUNSTABLE’s Boot & Shoe Store. West side Square. McKinney, Texas.

Short Horn Cattle. From Imported Stock. Isaac F. GRAVES. McKinney, Collin County, Texas.

McKinney Carriage Factory. I solicit a share of yur Patronage. C. J. WICKHAM.

W. J. RAIZA. Practical Horse-shoer and Farrier. East Louisiana Street, McKinney, Texas.

Wagon Yard. S. J. BOYD & F.M. HILL.

Plymouth Rock Chickens. I believe are the chickens for the farmer. I have no other kind on my place and will have a few eggs for sale at $2.00 per dozen of 14. John A BUCK. 2 ½ miles southwest from McKinney, Texas.

W. S. CLOYD, Watchmaker, Jeweler, Gun-Smith, Etc. West Louisiana St. McKinney, Texas.

Buggies, Carriages, Wagons, new and second-Handed. Jesse SHAIN.

J. J. FAIRES. South Tennessee Street. McKinney Carriage Factory.

McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Dec. 2, 1882.
DWYER, Jerry; DODD, Laura; FLOWERS, J.A.; KENNARD, J.B.; KIMBROUGH, Will; MORRIS, J. Henry; OAKLEY, Jas.; PRIGMORE, L.W.; SAILES, Giles; TIVIS [sic], Nathaniel; TUCKER, O. E.; YOUNG, Charley; YOUNG, R.L.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Big Beet.—Mr. A. H. SNIDER has shown us a garden beet raised by him, three feet long, 16 ½ inches around, and weighing 18 ¼ pounds.

Ruanway Boys. From their home near McKinney, on December 3d, two boys of the following description. One, William Enoch STRICKLAND, aged 15 years, light hair, round faced, and blue eyes, a large scar under chin. The other, Howard Prater STRICKLAND, 14 years old, dark hair, long faced and blue eyes, large scar under right eye. I will pay a liberal reqard to any one who will detain them and give me information. R. C. STRICKLAND, McKinney, Texas.

New Calaboose.—Mr. A. McCLELLAN has been awarded the contract for building the new calaboose on the lot opposite the jail. It is to be 18 x 24 feet, two story, and to be of first-class material throughout, and will cost in the neighborhood of $1,500.

Miss Mattie WARE, sister of Mrs. Gabe BECK, arrived in McKinney, from Missouri on Friday morning last on a visit.

A south bound train on the Central road on the 4th inst. Set fire to the farm of W. N. HOLLINGSWORTH about nine miles south of Sherman and destroyed about six hundred bushels of corn and fodder, valued at between four and five hundred dollars.

A Pension. Old Uncle John L. LOVEJOY, who is now eighty two years of age, and who fought the Indians, at his own expense, in many cases...is still living near this city and is poor in his old age. His wife is also still living.....It was universally admitted that he was the best Indian fighter in the State in his day.

An attempt was made to burglarize the residence of Dr. GIBSON a few nights since. Dr. GIBSON had drawn a considerable sum of money from the bank on that day for the purpose of making a payment on the BENGE place, near the residence of I.D. NEWSOME, which he had purchased. The thief had undoubtedly observed this, and that night attempted entrance at the window, which aroused the doctor, who, in getting out of bed frightened the thief who made off.

SCHOOLS

Dupaquer’s Commercial College. We take pleasure in calling the attention of the young ladies and gentlemen of Collin and adjoining counties to the fact that Prof. J. A. L. Dupaquer.....has opened a Commercial School and is now giving instructions in Book-Keeping, Ornamental Penmanship & c. [Signed] Prof. A. B. PRICE, Principal of City Pub. School; Prof. J. H. ALLEN, 1st Ass’t.; Prof. L. A. LOONEY, Prin. Fe??ale Seminary; T. C. GOODNER, County Judge; Francis EMERSON, Pres’t 1st Nat’l Bank.; H. C. HERNDON, Trustee Pub. School.

MARRIAGES

On November 30th, at the residence of R. L. CRABB, by Rev. Mr. HARRIS, Mr. M. T. JONES and Miss M.M. BOGEN. All of Collin.

DEATHS

Tribute of Respect. At a stated meeting of Plano Lodge, No. 235, A. F. And A.M. held in the Lodge Room at Plano.....the following preamble and resolutions were adopted. Whereas, it has pleased the All Wise Ruler of the Universe to remove by death from our midst ..in October, 1882, our worthy and esteemed brother I. K. KLEPPER.....Members will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days. [Signed] Joe W. BEVERLY, F. J. VANCE, J. Y. LOVELACE, Committee.

Death of an Old Citizen. George W. BARNETT, a citizen of this county for some thirty years, died at his home near Plano, on the night of the 7th instant. He went to bed in his usual health, but about 11 o’clock he made complaint. Physicians were summoned but before their arrival, he was dead. It is supposed he died from affection [sic] of the heart. He was about 62 years of age, and a most excellent citizen. He leaves a wife and eight children. He will be buried at the Masonic burial ground near Plano, on Saturday at 12 o’clock.


COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Taken up by J. D. Thompson and estrayed before Coleman WHITE, J. P., one bay mare 7 years old.

Taken up by G. W. STIBBINS and estrayed before J. D. PAGE, J. P., precinct No. 1, one dark iron gray mare, 3 years old. Teste: Joseph W. WADDILL.

Taken up by J. R. HOWELL and estrayed before J. S. RIKE, J.P. Precinct No. 2, one sorrel mare pony.

Taken up by J. BROWN, and estrayed before F. M. BOWEN, J.P. precinct No. 5, one dun horse branded Sx on left and S on right thigh.

Taken up by Wm. COLSON, and estrayed before F. M. BOWEN, J. P. precinct No. 5, one strawberry roan horse.

Taken up by D. B. SACHSE and estrayed before F. M. BOWEN, J.P. precinct No. 5, one bay mare, branded W.H. on left shoulder.

Taken up by T. W. CARUTH, and estrayed before G. H. LAIR, J.P., precinct No. 3, one paint pony mare, branded B on left shoulder.

Reported by H. KARVER, county commissioner, precinct no. 2, one dark brown mare and one chestnut sorrel mare, branded W on left shoulder.

END




McKinney Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, January 6, 1883 Vol. 16 No. 47



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

GARNETT & MUSE, Attorney-at-Law, McKinney, Texas.

John W. MURRAY, Attorney at Law, and Land Agent, Buffalo Gap, Texas.

Henry A. FINCH. J.A.I. WOLFE. Lawyers, McKiney, Texas.

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

B. T. SHELTON. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas.

W. M. ABERNATHY & M. ? ABERNATHY. ABERNATHY Bros. Attorneys and Counselors at law, McKinney, Texas. Office up stairs over STIFF & SWAN.

R. DeARMOND. McKinney, Texas.

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

MEDICAL CARDS

John E. GIBSON, M.D. Physician & Surgeon. Office over HOUSTON’s Hardware store. Residence West Louisiana Street.

Dr. C.N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country. Office over BOARD and NENNEY’s new brick building.

FOOTE House Dental Rooms, McKinney, Texas. O. M. CALHOUN, M.D.

H. C. HERNDON. Wholesale and retail Druggist. North west corner Public Square. McKinney, Texas.

City Drug Store. Post-Office Building, West Louisiana St.. McKinney, Texas. DAVIS & WARE.

SMITH’s Drug Store. Virginia Street, West of FOOTE House.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

Furniture Rooms! (south side Public Square.) M. E. CROUCH. A Fine Hearse in Readiness at all Times.

F. EMERSON, President; T.T. EMERSON, Vice-Pres’t. T. H. EMERSON, Cashier. First National Bank, of McKinney, Texas. Successors to F. EMERSON & Co. Directors: Francis EMERSON, T.H. EMERSON, C.H. WELCH, Jno. L. LOVEJOY, T.T. EMERSON. Business Hours. – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Collin County Bank, McKinney, Texas. Officers: Dr. G.A. FOOTE, President. H.M. MARKHAM, Vice-Pres’t. W.L. BOYD, Cashier. Partnership: 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.L. ASTON, J. C. RHEA, T. C. GOODNER.

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

Meat Market! East Louisiana Street. WARD & SUMNER, Proprietors.

New Bakery! Frederick PORKAR. McKinney, Texas. Having purchased the oven and fixtures of Louis GOEMAN, announces.... that he is prepared to furnish good bread and cakes at all times on sale at the stores of Captain TAYLOR and HOWARD Bros.

J. P. DOWELL, Dealer in Hardware, Tin, Queens and Glass-ware. Agent for Avery Plow, Marsh Harvester, Buck-eye Reapers and Mowers.

Louisiana Street, East of Public Square. Royal Benefit Association. Mutual Insurance. John S. JENKINS, Agent, McKinney, Texas.

Geo. R. HOWELL! Dealers in Pure Whiskies, Brandies, Wines, Beer! “Safe” Cigars. North Side Pub. Square.

Ben W. RHINE Dealer in Dry Goods, Notions....Table & Pocket Cutlery and Tobaccos.

Pork for Sale. ...a large number of good, fat, corn-fed hogs, that I will slaughter and deliver in McKinney, at 8 cents per pound. Orders left at the store of Jesse SHAIN will receive prompt attention. E. R. STIFF. McKinney, Texas.

Jas. L. WHITE, at the Collin county bank, will give you first-class insurance for the least money.

Reader! It is not necessary to swallow a teacupful of any cough remedy to cure a cold. Three teaspoonfulls in 24 hours is the dose for Brown’s Cough Balsam. For sale by Dr. B.M.E. SMITH, E.N. McAULAY, McKinney. J. P. COFFEY, Graham and ROGERS & HARRINGTON, Plano, Texas.


POLITICS

Hon. H. A. FINCH, representative from this county left for Austin on Thursday last. ....He will be pleased to hear from, and listen to, his constituents upon matters of public interest.

McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office....Dec. 30, 1882.
BELL, J.W.; BRUCE, Manuel; CLINE, C.H.; DAVIS, Mrs. A.A., EASTERLING, W.F.; ELSTON, Mrs. L.W.; FAULKNER, F.M.; KENER, W.T.; MORGAN, Sam G.; PORTMAN, M.C.; SMITH, W.T.; STEPHENSON, E. 2.
Persons calling for letters on this list, should say advertised, otherwise they may fail to get them. Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.


PLANO LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Postoffice at Plano...January 1, 1883.
ABNEY, J.E.; ALLEN, Mollie; BUTLER, G.C.; BELL, S.R.; CASSEY, N.A.; COX, Joe; COPIE, Ben; EVANS, George; FEPEN, W.C.; GILBERT, Warren; HASE, Sallie; HARVEY, S. G.; JOHNSON, Callie; KING, L.E.; KNIGHT, D.L.; MARTIN, THOMAS; McCALL, Nancy; MARTIN, A.R.; MARTIN, Ben; PRESTIDGE, W.A.; ROBINSON, G.; SALES, W.W.; SMITH, G.M.; STONE, A.P.; TUCKER, M.A.; WINES, Eli; WILSON, G.S.; WEATHERFORD, S.
In calling for letters on list above please say advertised. C. C. DEWEY, P.M. [Postmaster].

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Our old friends Captain DAVIES, of Millwood, and H. BRUMMETT, of Nevada, were in town this week. We regret to learn that most of the wheat about Nevada appears to be winter-killed.

J. J. THOMPSON left on Wednesday morning for his old Kentucky home to spend a few days with his relatives and friends.

Sawnie ROBERTSON, Esq. Of Dallas, was elected special judge to try the case of DOUTHETT vs. ROBINSON, Judge MALTBIE, being disqualified.

We are glad to learn that Mr. Isaac GRAVES has sold his two big mules, Tom and Rector. We hope never to see them again. We have our reasons for this.

For Sale or Rent. A good town residence with six rooms, smoke house, stable, orchard and splendid cistern. Apply to J. A. L. WOLFE.

For Sale. A dwelling house, two porches, three cisterns, stable, barn, and outhouses, lot 100 x 200 feet, convenient to the public square in McKinney. Fencing, etc. In good repair. Cheap for cash. Call on E. F. BROWN at office of THROCKMORTON & BROWN.

Residence for Sale. I offer for sale my residence in McKinney, situated in the South Western portion of the city, about two blocks from the square. To a cash purchases a good bargain will be given. W. R. POWELL.

Dissolution of Co-partnership. The co-partnership hitherto existing between the undersigned has been dissolved by mutual consent. Mr. H. ALEXANDER retiring leaving Mr. J. ARON to continue the business.

Dissolution Notice. The co-partnership business heretofore existing between A. J. KRAUSE and W. H. TAYLOR is this day dissolved by mutual consent. McKinney, Texas.

Dissolution Notice. The firm of CURTSINGER Bros, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. J. L. And J. F. CURTSINGER retiring. The business will be conducted at the old stand, west side public square by the undersigned. C. W. CURTSINGER. McKinney, Jan 1st, 1883.

Citation by Publication. To the sheriff or any constable of Collin county...oath has been made before me by J. B. LUCAS, Attorney for H. H. COMPTON [against] W. J. TRANTHAM. ....the said W. J. TRANTHAM to answer the complaint of the said H. H. Compton for the sum of $27.75 due upon a certain promissory note extended to W. F. WALFORD dated Jan. 4, 1882. J. D. PAGE, J.P. Precinct No. 1, Collin Co., Texas.

Citation by Publication. To the Sheriff or any Constable of Collin County. .....oath has this day been made before me by B. W. RHINE, you are hereby commanded ...to summon J. C. KELLY to answer the complaint of the said Ben W. RHINE for the sum of $50.35 due upon a promissory note extended January 1, 1879. J. D. PAGE, J.P. Precinct No. 1, Collin Co., Texas.

To the Sheriff of any constable of Collin County...oath has this day been made Before me by W. L. BOYD,....[against] ?. F. ROGERS .... the said ?. F. ROGERS to answer the complaint of the said W. L. BOYD for the sum of $175.59 and interest due upon a promissory note....J. D. PAGE,J.P. Precinct No. 1, Collin Co., Texas

Probate Notice. To all persons interested in estate of L. D. MAYFIELD and Easter MAYFIELD, notice is given that J. M. COPE, administrator of the [said] estate ...has filed his final account. J. W. WADDILL, Clerk., County Court, Collin County, Texas.

Sad. Mishap.—Last week, near Weston, the team of a Mr. MILLER took fright, and running down the road, ran over some children of Mr. ROBINSON, who were playing in the road, hurting two of them seriously. The horses jumped over the little fellows, but the wheel struck one of them on the head, making a serious wound.

DEATHS

Killed by a Mule.—A little son of W. WHITAKER, living near Plano, was kicked on the head by a mule, one day last week, and died of his injuries on Friday last.

Mrs. E. A. CLYMER, wife of our former countryman, Col. Joseph CLYMER, died in St. Louis on the 22nd ult of pneumonia. They have resided in Collin since the war, till a year or two ago.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Last Monday was estray sale day, and a great many persons were in the city, burying stock. Prices were generally very good.

Taken up by ?. K. McDOWELL and estrayed before J. D. PAGE, J.P., No. 1, one black horse, male 7 years old, not branded. Also one brown horse, 12 years old, branded P on right shoulder.

Taken up by J. A. FRIDDLE, and estrayed before J. S. RIKE, J.P. P. No. 2,...one bay horse mule.

Taken up by E. W. ESCURE and estrayed before F. J. VANCE, J.P. P. No. 5...one bay mare, branded on left hip. Also one gray mare, 18 years old, not branded.

Reported by H. CARVER, Commissioner District No 2, one dark brown mare, about 4 years old, branded H. On left shoulder.

Taken up by W. M. CALL and estrayed before J.W. RAY, J.P., P. No. 6, one sorrel mare and colt. Branded O on left shoulder and blotched brand on left hip. Teste: Joseph W. WADDILL, Clerk, CCCC, Texas.

END




McKinney Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, January 13, 1883 Vol. 16 No. 48



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

[The Legal Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that issue.]

MEDICAL CARDS

[The Medical Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that issue.]


GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

Furniture Rooms! (south side Public Square.) M. E. CROUCH. A Fine Hearse in Readiness at all Times.

F. EMERSON, President; T.T. EMERSON, Vice-Pres’t. T. H. EMERSON, Cashier. First National Bank, of McKinney, Texas. Successors to F. EMERSON & Co. Directors: Francis EMERSON, T.H. EMERSON, C.H. WELCH, Jno. L. LOVEJOY, T.T. EMERSON. Business Hours. – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Collin County Bank, McKinney, Texas. Officers: Dr. G.A. FOOTE, President. H.M. MARKHAM, Vice-Pres’t. W.L. BOYD, Cashier. Partnership: 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.L. ASTON, J. C. RHEA, T. C. GOODNER.

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

Meat Market! East Louisiana Street. WARD & SUMNER, Proprietors.

New Store, McKinney, Texas. THOMPSON & ROGERS. Boots and Shoes, Hats and Hosiery. In Post Office Building.

For Sale. Between 500 and 600 bushels of excellent oats of the kind called “rust proof”. For sale by A.G. GRAVES, Sr. 1 ¼ miles West of McKinney.

Meat Market! East Louisiana Street. WARD & SUMNER, Proprietors.

New Bakery! Frederick PORKAR. McKinney, Texas. Having purchased the oven and fixtures of Louis GOEMAN, announces.... that he is prepared to furnish good bread and cakes at all times on sale at the stores of Captain TAYLOR and HOWARD Bros.

J. P. DOWELL, Dealer in Hardware, Tin, Queens and Glass-ware. Agent for Avery Plow, Marsh Harvester, Buck-eye Reapers and Mowers.

Louisiana Street, East of Public Square. Royal Benefit Association. Mutual Insurance. John S. JENKINS, Agent, McKinney, Texas.

Geo. R. HOWELL! Dealers in Pure Whiskies, Brandies, Wines, Beer! “Safe” Cigars. North Side Pub. Square.

Ben W. RHINE Dealer in Dry Goods, Notions....Table & Pocket Cutlery and Tobaccos.

Pork for Sale. ...a large number of good, fat, corn-fed hogs, that I will slaughter and deliver in McKinney, at 8 cents per pound. Orders left at the store of Jesse SHAIN will receive prompt attention. E. R. STIFF. McKinney, Texas.

McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Jan. 6, 1883.
AUSTIN, J.P.; BRECKENRIDGE, L.; BAGBY, R. C.; BATES, E.F.; BESE [BOSE?], A.D.; CLARK, Bettie; DIVENS, Chas.; HALL, C.E.; HECKATHORN, Job; HIGHTOWER, J.; HOWARD, Jake; MOORE, Mary E.; McCLURE, D.; MORRIS, J.L.; NELSON, E.E.; NICHOLS, Maj. H.; READY, S.M.; SAUNDRIDGE, John; SHAW, Mrs. B.; SISK, S.H.; THOMPSON, G.W.; WARE, G.
Persons calling for letters on this list should say advertised....Jas W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Our old friend, Wm. SACHSE, of Plano was in the city on Wednesday and ....his reports of the wheat crop at present are not very cheering.

T. J. MELTON, an old citizen of Collin, but now of Navarro, was in the city this week renewing old acquaintance.

Two brothers named GREEN, had an altercation with an old man named COATES, in Plano, on Thursday last. One of the brothers struck COATES on the head with a hatchet, fracturing his skull. Thinking they had killed the old man, they left.

Thos. H. EMERSON has begun the erection of a handsome addition on to his residence on South Kentucky street.

W. J. RAIZA has removed his blacksmithing and wood-shop to West Louisiana street to the old CROUCH furniture shop. He has in his wood shop, Jack HOWARD, well known as a most excellent and faithful workman.

Short Horn Cattle From Imported Stock. Isaac F. GRAVES, McKinney, Texas.

McKinney Carriage Factory, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Turpentine and Ready-Mixed Paints. Wall-paper. C. J. WICKHAM with J. J. FAIRES. South Tennessee street. McKinney, Texas.

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

We learn from S. W. COLE that blind staggers has been very fatal to horse stock a few miles south of Sherman. [Losing stock are] Mr. Cole, Sam SELF, A.W. HORN, Jube DAVENPORT, John CHISUM, and Sam SCROGGINS. Major BRIGHT lives a few miles beyond these men [has]....some...remidies, and they are worth trying.

For Sale. A dwelling house, two porches, three cisterns, stable, barn, and outhouses, lot 100 x 200 feet, convenient to the public square in McKinney. Fencing, etc. In good repair. Cheap for cash. Call on E. F. BROWN at office of THROCKMORTON & BROWN.

Residence for Sale. I offer for sale my residence in McKinney, situated in the South Western portion of the city, about two blocks from the square. To a cash purchases a good bargain will be given. W. R. POWELL.

Dissolution of Co-partnership. The co-partnership hitherto existing between the undersigned has been dissolved by mutual consent. Mr. H. ALEXANDER retiring leaving Mr. J. ARON to continue the business.

Dissolution Notice. The co-partnership business heretofore existing between A. J. KRAUSE and W. H. TAYLOR is this day dissolved by mutual consent. McKinney, Texas.

Dissolution Notice. The firm of CURTSINGER Bros, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. J. L. And J. F. CURTSINGER retiring. The business will be conducted at the old stand, west side public square by the undersigned. C. W. CURTSINGER. McKinney, Jan 1st, 1883.

Farm for Sale. Eighty-five acres in cultivation. Apply to J. M. WILCOX, McKinney, Texas.

Citation by Publication. To the sheriff or any constable of Collin county...oath has been made before me by J. B. LUCAS, Attorney for H. H. COMPTON [against] W. J. TRANTHAM. ....the said W. J. TRANTHAM to answer the complaint of the said H. H. Compton for the sum of $27.75 due upon a certain promissory note extended to W. F. WALFORD dated Jan. 4, 1882. J. D. PAGE, J.P. Precinct No. 1, Collin Co., Texas.

Citation by Publication. To the Sheriff or any Constable of Collin County. .....oath has this day been made before me by B. W. RHINE, you are hereby commanded ...to summon J. C. KELLY to answer the complaint of the said Ben W. RHINE for the sum of $50.35 due upon a promissory note extended January 1, 1879. J. D. PAGE, J.P. Precinct No. 1, Collin Co., Texas.


DEATHS

Sudden Death. Mrs. Flaude E. WOODLIEF, wife of P. W. WOODLIEF, died very suddenly at the FOOTE House on Thursday night last. That morning she was at breakfast, and apparently well; during the day she was stricken with a spasm and died that night.


COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Taken up by R. S. CHANDLER and estrayed before W.H. BOWIE, J.P. P. No. 4, one sorrel mare, 4 years old, branded ZV connected. Teste: Joseph W. WADDILL, Clerk CCCC, Texas.

Reported by H. CARVER, Commissioner District No. 2, one dark brown mare about 4 years old, branded HT on left shoulder. Teste: Joseph W. WADDILL, Clerk, CCCC, Texas.

END




The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, January 27, 1883 Vol. 16 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.

LEGAL CARDS

[The Legal Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that issue.]


MEDICAL CARDS

[The Legal Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that issue.]


GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

F. EMERSON, President; T.T. EMERSON, Vice-Pres’t. T. H. EMERSON, Cashier. First National Bank, of McKinney, Texas. Successors to F. EMERSON & Co. Directors: Francis EMERSON, T.H. EMERSON, C.H. WELCH, Jno. L. LOVEJOY, T.T. EMERSON. Business Hours. – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Collin County Bank, McKinney, Texas. Officers: Dr. G.A. FOOTE, President. H.M. MARKHAM, Vice-Pres’t. W.L. BOYD, Cashier. Partnership: 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.L. ASTON, J. C. RHEA, T. C. GOODNER.

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

A car load of frozen Irish potatoes arrived at the depot, consigned to R. L. WADDILL, this week. He had a guarantee against freezing, thus saving to himself several hundred of dollars.

Avery’s Black Land Plows at J. P. DOWELL’s.

Portland and Louisville Cement for sale at the lumber yard of J. M. WILCOX.

The celebrated Graveley and all grades of Navy and natural leaf chewing tobaccos, with many brands of very superior cigars at R. L. WADDILL’s.

Geo. R. HOWELL! Pure Whiskies, Brandies, Wines, Beer! Sole Agent for “Safe” Cigars.

A. & W. HUNSTABLE’s Boot and Shoe Store, West Side Square, McKinney, Texas.

Short Horn Cattle From Imported Stock. Cheap for cash. Isaac F. GRAVES, McKinney, Texas.

McKinney Carriage and Wagon Factory. PERSOHN & WICKHAM. Carriage and Wagon Builders. Kentucky Street, North Foote House.


POLITICS

Hon. H. A. FINCH, our local representative, has introduced a bill to allow farmers to post their grounds against trespassers, and to repeal the law forbidding persons from netting quail on their own grounds.


McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Jan. 20, 1883.
BENTON, M.B.; CALLAHAN, John; EAKOLLS, Robert; FARRIS, John; HALL, E.C.; HARKER, V. H., 2; INGRAM, Mrs. M.M.; JOHNSON, S.P.; LOUSON, F.G.; MAXEY, Miss F.; NEELY, Mrs. E.; PARKER, John W.; PARKER, E.K.; PUCKETT, John; PUCKETT, J.A.; QUISENBERRY, D.r.; RAY, Bro. R.; SMITH, Cicero; SNOW, L.J.; SHORT, Wm. P.; TISSINGTON, A.B.; TODD, Walter A.
Persons calling for letters on this list should say advertised.... Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

[Included because of abundance of surnames] Denison, Jan. 23. The Sunday Gazette has changed hands; BURHANS retiring leaves H. HUSON in charge. – The council met last night and elected ALONZO HOWE assessor and collector; Nat DECKER, attorney; A. McWILLIE, engineer. – Tom ELLIS, a young boy, was badly burned on the legs with nitric acid to-day. – W. E. SCOTT, living with John HINDS, shot in the face a man attempting to force an entrance. Postmaster Charles DAUGHERTY’s house a robber tried to enter, but was scared off by the colored [sic] cook.

For Sale. A farm of land within three miles of McKinney containing 120 acres all of first class quality and close unlimited grazing. The improvements consist of a two story house, 50 acres in cultivation, an orchard of selected fruit, 5 acres in extent, a curbed well of unfailing water. Apply to CLEMENTSON & CHURCH.

Assignee’s Notice. Notice is hereby given to the creditors of CHADDICK & WILLIAMS of Plano.....I was appointed assignee of said firm for the benefit of such of their creditors as will accept under their assignment. L. W. OGLESBY.

Assignee’s Notice. Notice is hereby given to the creditors of LOVELACE, HUDSON & Co....I was appointed assignee of said firm ..... L. W. OGLESBY.

Notice. All persons indebted to the estate of J. M. WHITE for blacksmithing will save costs of suit by calling and settling said accounts with JENKINS & PEARSON.

The recent extremely cold weather has driven the geese and ducks, as well as other migratory game birds farther south. This has made Dr. FOOTE and I.D. NEWSOME disconsolate; and report says that I.D. has followed them to the coast.

Mrs. Neva JONES of Lamar county, sister to Mrs. Abe RHINE, is in the city visiting relatives and friends.

E. W. GLASS, of Farmersville, was taking in the city this week.

Mrs. SMITH, of Madison, Wisconsin, daughter of Francis EMERSON, is in the city visiting her relatives. She will probably remain until spring opens. We wish her a pleasant sojourn.

Ben RHINE has one of the finest boys in Collin county. It does not look like him, but takes after its grand-father.

Fifty acres of land, two good houses for rent. Call on J. C. COLEMAN, McKinney, Texas.

There is more talk of building this week. Maj. SMITH, a contractor of Greenville, was in the city this week, and, we learn, made estimates on work for Jesse SHAIN, and perhaps others.

WARE & SUMNER killed .. a steer weighing, after being dressed, nearly 1000 pounds. This is the largest we have ever seen on the blocks in McKinney.

Probate Notice: To all persons interested in estate of Christopher BLACK, deceased, notice is ....given that G. W. COFFMAN, administrator of the estate...had filed his final account ....[signed] J. W. WADDILL, CCCC, Texas.

Probate Notice. To all persons interested in estate of W. A. DOAK, deceased....notice is ....given that R. MURCHISON, administrator of the estate.....has filed his final account. [signed] J.W. WADDILL, CCCC, Texas.

Probate Notice. To all persons interested in estate of L. D. MAYFIELD, and EASTER MAYFIELD, deceased, notice is ....given that J. M. COPE, administrator of the estate....has filed his final account. [signed] J. W. WADDILL, CCCC, Texas.

For Sale. Two Fine Farms in Collin Co. 1st 210 acres, one and a half miles south of McKinney, known as the DICKSON place. Fine Dairy Farm. 2d 250 acres, two and a half miles south of McKinney, known as the A. H. MARTIN place. For particulars, address Joe M. DICKSON, Attorney at Law, Dallas, Texas.

Dissolution of Co-partnership. The co-partnership hitherto existing between the undersigned has been dissolved by mutual consent. Mr. H. ALEXANDER retiring leaving Mr. J. ARON to continue the business.

Dissolution Notice. The co-partnership business heretofore existing between A. J. KRAUSE and W. H. TAYLOR is this day dissolved by mutual consent. McKinney, Texas.

Dissolution Notice. The firm of CURTSINGER Bros, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. J. L. And J. F. CURTSINGER retiring. The business will be conducted at the old stand, west side public square by the undersigned. C. W. CURTSINGER. McKinney, Jan 1st, 1883.

Farm for Sale. Eighty-five acres in cultivation. Apply to J. M. WILCOX, McKinney, Texas.

Citation by Publication. To the sheriff or any constable of Collin county...oath has been made before me by J. B. LUCAS, Attorney for H. H. COMPTON [against] W. J. TRANTHAM. ....the said W. J. TRANTHAM to answer the complaint of the said H. H. Compton for the sum of $27.75 due upon a certain promissory note extended to W. F. WALFORD dated Jan. 4, 1882. J. D. PAGE, J.P. Precinct No. 1, Collin Co., Texas.

Citation by Publication. To the Sheriff or any Constable of Collin County. .....oath has this day been made before me by B. W. RHINE, you are hereby commanded ...to summon J. C. KELLY to answer the complaint of the said Ben W. RHINE for the sum of $50.35 due upon a promissory note extended January 1, 1879. J. D. PAGE, J.P. Precinct No. 1, Collin Co., Texas.

Plymouth Rock Chickens. I have no other kind on my place and will have a few eggs for sale at $2.00 per dozen of fourteen. Leave your orders, accompanied by the cash with J. S. and S. D. HEARD, McKinney. John A. BUCK, 2 ½ miles southwest from McKinney, Texas.


DISTRICT COURT

In the suit in District Court between C. H. WELCH and KLEIN, of Galveston, the jury failed to agree, and were discharged.

MARRIAGES

Married. – At the residence of the bride’s parents, near Lebanon, on the 23d inst., by Eld. Rob’t Horn, Mr. J. L. TODD and Miss Mollie ADAMS. All of Collin. ...Presents – silver butter dish by Miss Shella MARTIN. Silver Pickle Stew, by Miss Sela MARTIN.


DEATHS

Tribute of Respect. At a special meeting of Farmersville chapter No. 13, Order of the Eastern Star on Dec. 30th, 1882 the following....was adopted..... That in the death of our worthy brother, Walter YEARY, we have lost a useful member, society a good man, his family, a kind husband, and affectionate father... [signed] G. W. ODOM, J.S. RIKE, Sam R. HAMILTON, Committee.

Died. In Plano on January 16th last, Miss Norah MULL, aged seventeen years. It has pleased our Maker to call from our midst one of our brightest jewels.....but we should not grieve for though she cannot return to us, we may go to her, there to dwell forever, where sorrow is not known.


COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Taken up by R. S. CHANDLER and estrayed before W. H. BOWIE, J.P. P. No. 4, one sorrel mare, 4 years old, branded ZV (connected).

Reported by H. CARVER, Commissioner District No. 2, one dark brown mare about four years old, branded HT (connected) on left shoulder. Teste. Joseph W. WADDILL, Clerk, CCCC, Texas.

END




McKinney Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, February 3, 1883 Vol. 16 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

[The Legal Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


MEDICAL CARDS

[The Medical Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

J. C. MOORE & Son. Dealer in Latest Improved Agricultural Implements. Louisiana street, East Public Square.

Call and examine the inducements offered for cash at J. L. HILL’s. Attention, Smokers ! The “Safe” cigar is made from the purest Havana tobacco. It is as good and pure as can be made out of tobacco. G. R. HOWELL, Sole Agent.

Best stock of Queensware and Glassware in town at J.P. DOWELL’s.

Ben W. RHINE. Dealer in Dry Goods. Notions.

Meat Market! WARE & SUMNER, Proprietors. East Louisiana Street. McKinney, Texas.

G. G. HOUSTON. Hardware Stoves, Tin-Ware, Furniture and Coffins. McKinney, Texas.

W. J. RAIZA, Practical Horse-shoer and Farrier. Shop on West Louisiana Street. McKinney, Texas.

J. J. FAIRES, South Tennessee Street. ...he is prepared to do all kinds of work such as building Spring Wagons, Buggies, and all Bnds [sic] of repairing ...of every description, and in the best and neatest manner possible, and at the lowest rates to live and let live. In the paint department you will find Mr. C. J. WICKHAM, a practical and experienced carriage painter.

W. S. CLOYD, Watchmaker, jeweler, gun smith, etc. West Louisiana Street, McKinney, Texas.

S. J. BOYD & F. M. HILL. Wagon yard. McKinney, Texas.


McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Jan. 27, 1883.
CAMPBELL, Col. T.J.; ELLIS, E.A.; FENWICK, J.J., 3; FRETCHER [sic], John E.; FISHER, C.A., 2; MILLER, Newton; OAKLEY, James, 2; PAXTON, W.C.; PERCIFIELD, Jas. M.; POWELL, G.W.; STINCHGCOMB, Geo.
List of Packages: BANKS, Henry; CHILTON, L.B.; MONTGOMERY & Co.; PAGE, G.W.; READ, J.B.

PLANO LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Postoffice at Plano, February 1, 1883.
ALEXANDER, J.; ANDERSON, Albert; BROWN, Pet; BYRD, J.W.; BOWLIN, Kate; COX, J.R.; CAMMACK, J.E.; CATES, G.W.; DELL, J.D.; DAUGHETEE, R.V.; DEVEE, H.L.; EASON, J.; GULLEY, John; HUNT, Fannie, 2; HOLDERTH, John; HAMPTON, W.W.; HARRIS, H. H.; KELLINGWORTH, J.B.; LONY, R.M.; MARTIN, Sue; MALONE, I.N.; MEENS, C.; ROBUCK, M.L.; STRANGE, Thos.; TAYLOR, J.W.; WADE, A.W.; WATERS, Joe; WOOD, M.; WHITE, Wm.; WHARTON, W.E.
In calling for letters on list above please say “advertised.” C. C. DEWEY, P.M.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Stolen! On the night of 22 of January 1883, one blood bay mare 3 and a half years old. Supposed thief: Tom FOWLER, medium height, heavy set, red complexion, red curly or frizzle hair, red sandy mustaches, large blue eyes, high cheek bone. I will give $40 reward for the mare and $10 for the thief of the above description if it prove to be mine. Address. T. W. GARRETT Sheriff McKinney, Collin County, Texas.

Dissolution Notice. The firm of MITCHELL & VARNER is this day dissolved. Mr. VARNER purchasing Mr. MITCHELL’s interest in their stock of dry goods.

Assignee’s Notice. Notice is hereby given to the creditors of CHADDICK & WILLIAMS of Plano. ...I was appointed assignee of said firm....L. W. OGLESBY.

Gin Burned. – On Wednesday about noon CUMMIN’s gin, situated near Hackberry church, took fire from some cause and burning rapidly, destroyed the building, gin stands, and a considerable quantity of cotton baled and unginned.

We understand that H. C. MACK, Esq. Had his coat containing money and valuable papers, burned at the time of the burning of CUMMIN’s gin.

A man named DILDIE, charged with murder in Lamar county, and horse stealing in Collin was brought to this city by deputy sheriff WARDEN this week to stand trial.

Mr. GERRISH came near having a fire at his mill on Wednesday. The roof had caught fire and was burning briskly when discovered.

P. TURBIT has sold out the Parlor Saloon to SKELTON Brothers, of Plano and Dallas, who will continue the business with the old employes. [sic]

T. T. EMERSON moved his family to his ranch, eighteen miles northwest of McKinney, this week.

For Sale. Two Fine Farms in Collin Co. 1st 210 acres, one and a half miles south of McKinney, known as the DICKSON place. Fine Dairy Farm. 2d 250 acres, two and a half miles south of McKinney, known as the A. H. MARTIN place. For particulars, address Joe M. DICKSON, Attorney at Law, Dallas, Texas.

Probate Notice: To all persons interested in estate of Christopher BLACK, deceased, notice is ....given that G. W. COFFMAN, administrator of the estate...had filed his final account ....[signed] J. W. WADDILL, CCCC, Texas.

Probate Notice. To all persons interested in estate of W. A. DOAK, deceased....notice is ....given that R. MURCHISON, administrator of the estate.....has filed his final account. [signed] J.W. WADDILL, CCCC, Texas.

Probate Notice. To all persons interested in estate of L. D. MAYFIELD, and EASTER MAYFIELD, deceased, notice is ....given that J. M. COPE, administrator of the estate....has filed his final account. [signed] J. W. WADDILL, CCCC, Texas.

For Sale. A farm of land within three miles of McKinney containing 120 acres all of first class quality and close unlimited grazing. The improvements consist of a two story house, 50 acres in cultivation, an orchard of selected fruit, 5 acres in extent, a curbed well of unfailing water. Apply to CLEMENTSON & CHURCH.

Assignee’s Notice. Notice is hereby given to the creditors of CHADDICK & WILLIAMS of Plano.....I was appointed assignee of said firm for the benefit of such of their creditors as will accept under their assignment. L. W. OGLESBY.

Assignee’s Notice. Notice is hereby given to the creditors of LOVELACE, HUDSON & Co....I was appointed assignee of said firm ..... L. W. OGLESBY.

Notice. All persons indebted to the estate of J. M. WHITE for blacksmithing will save costs of suit by calling and settling said accounts with JENKINS & PEARSON.


DISTRICT COURT

Jeff HILDRETH who shot GIBSON at Blue Ridge, several months since, and was under bond for his appearance before the District Court, failed to put in an appearance, and was arrested at Texarkana by deputy sheriff Williams and returned to this county.

The case of the State vs. O.M. CALHOUN charged with assault with attempt to kill is now undergoing investigation in District Court.

Richard FLANIGAN, for horse-stealing, received five years in the penitentiary.

In the case of the State vs. Fayette MYERS, charged with attempt to murder, the jury failed to agree and were discharged.


MARRIAGES

Married. At the residence of J. C. COLEMAN, by Rev. Mr. ALLEN, Mr. W. J. JOHNSON, of Tarrant county, to Miss Gertrude COLEMAN, of Collin county, January 31st, 1883 at 7 o’clock p.m.

END




The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, February 10, 1883, Vol. 15 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.

LEGAL CARDS

[The Legal Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


MEDICAL CARDS

[The Medical Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

[The General Advertisements in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of February 3, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Feb. 3, 1883.
ARRINGTON, A.E.; ANSON, Prof. P.L.; BRAZWELL, Abram; BRIGGS, J.; CROUCH, Stephen & Mrs. Eliza’th, 2; COLEMAN, Mrs. S.; COMPTON, Chas.; COFFEY, Lon; FALKNER, Mrs. S.A.; FOWLER, Thos. R.; GIPSON [sic], Thos.; HARRIS, Geo. W.; HERD, A.F.; JENNNINS, P.; JONES, Col, care of Mr. BOSWELL; KING, Horal; MITCHELL, John; MORGAN, Miss F.; MORRIS, J. Henry; McCOWAN, George.
Persons calling for letters should say advertised....Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Strayed or Stolen. From my premises, one blue gray mare, 3 years old...I will give a liberal reward for her return to me near Verona, or pay literally for information leading to her recovery. J. W. BOUNDS, Verona, Texas.

Our people will regret to learn that Hon. J. R. COWLES, of Sherman, has become hopelessly insane, through induration [sic] of the brain. He had gone to Hot Springs, Ark., in the hope of finding relief, but dispatches from that place report his case hopeless. His friends will have him sent to the Asylum at Austin.

Officers elected and installed for the year ending December 31st 1883 of Empire Lodge No. 68 I.O.O.F. at McKinney, Texas: J. H. PETERS, N.G.; T. W. WILEY, V. G.; J.A.L. WOLFE, R. Sec’y; W. D. PARKER, P. Sec’y.; H.C. HERNDON, Treasurer.

The first number of the North Texas Mercury, published at Farmersville, is at hand, and barring its patent inside is a very neat paper.

W. S. WATSON, upon the charge of stealing sundry horses, was sent to the penitentiary for ten years.

Mr. ARON left last Sunday for the North, where....he will apply himself to the purchase of new spring goods for the coming season.

R. BROWNLEE, charged with theft, was given five years in the penitentiary this week.

Melissa Items: Miss Mattie RAINEY, of Richardson, was up last week on a visit to her mother. ---Little Minnie SIMPSON, who has been on extended visit to the family of Mr. Jno. NICHOLSON, has returned to her home at Sherman. – Mr. LEIGH, a brother of our late Mr. Gerard LEIGH, arrived last night fron England. He did nt hear of his brother’s death until he reached Melissa, having left England a few days before the sad event. --- Elder A. M. DOUGLASS is building a residence. The house now occupied by his family has been sold to Mr. P.H. BATEMAN who contemplates moving to Melissa to educate his children. – Mrs. QUAIN is enlarging her residence. – Mr. Jas. GIBSON is now on a visit to his son, J. E. GIBSON. – Mr. A.F. RIGGLE left for Cleburne where he has a patient to treat for stuttering. – Mr. WATTS has returned from a visit to his father in Virginia accompanied by his sister. – Married, at the home of the bride’s parents, two miles east of Melissa on the 1st inst. At 4 o’clock by the Rev. Mr. FALKNER, Mr. Book WILSON to Miss EMMA HATLER.

Accident. – On Wednesday last, young DUGGER had a loaded shotgun in his hand and was standing in front of ARON’s store, when, by some means, it fell from his hand and was discharged, the load striking the boot heel of a man named BROWN, who, for a minute or so, thought he was badly shot.

Thursday morning last Joseph FOGEL, a nine-year-old boy in attempting to get on a moving train, was thrown to the ground and one of his feet severely mashed by the car wheels. He will be, at least, a partial cripple for life, and all other little boys should take warning and keep away from moving trains.

For Sale. Two Fine Farms in Collin Co. 1st 210 acres, one and a half miles south of McKinney, known as the DICKSON place. Fine Dairy Farm. 2d 250 acres, two and a half miles south of McKinney, known as the A. H. MARTIN place. For particulars, address Joe M. DICKSON, Attorney at Law, Dallas, Texas.

Probate Notice: To all persons interested in estate of Christopher BLACK, deceased, notice is ....given that G. W. COFFMAN, administrator of the estate...had filed his final account ....[signed] J. W. WADDILL, CCCC, Texas.

For Sale. A farm of land within three miles of McKinney containing 120 acres all of first class quality and close unlimited grazing. The improvements consist of a two story house, 50 acres in cultivation, an orchard of selected fruit, 5 acres in extent, a curbed well of unfailing water. Apply to CLEMENTSON & CHURCH.

DISTRICT COURT

W. L. MUSIC, who has been in jail at this place, under charge of a most heinous offense, for nearly two years, was acquitted in the District Court last week.


MARRIAGES

At the residence of the bride’s father, in Dallas, county, February 4th by Elder J. B. FAULKNER, Mr. J. M. CLEMENTSON, of McKinney, and Miss Davis WHITFIELD, of Dallas.

At the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Calvin HALTER, by ELDER J. B. FAULKNER, Mr. J. J. WILSON and Miss Emma HALTER, on the 1st day of February, 1883. All of Collin county, Texas.

At the residence of Mr. G. GRAVES, on the night of February 7th, 1883, by Elder J. B. FAULKNER, Mr. J. R. ROWE and Miss Eva. RICHARDSON. All of Collin county, Texas.

END




The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, February 24, 1883 Vol. 17 No. 2



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

[The Legal Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


MEDICAL CARDS

[The Medical Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

[The General Advertisements in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of February 3, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Feb. 17, 1883.
BYRD, Thomas; COOK. W.F.; DICKSINSON, F.M.; GRIFFIN & BURNS; GILSON, T.W.; KEENER, Thomas; STAPP, Mrs. Katie; STARK, C.F., 2; SPENCER, Mrs. J.W.; SPENCER, Miss L.; STEPHENSON, Miss E.; SMITH, Wm. O.
List of Packages
ESALE, Mrs. F.W.
[signed] Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Probate Notice. To all persons interested in estate of R. D. BUMPASS, deceased, notice is given that John CHURCH, administrator of the estate has filed his final account. [Signed} J. W. WADDILL, Clerk.

Sam R. HAMILTON, of Farmersville is our only authorized agent..... McKinney Enquirer.

The mother and sister of Mr. FAIRCHILD arrived this week, and will make thie their future home.

James WARE has purchased the residence adjoining Robert SEAY in SHORT’s addition, from J.A.L. WOLFE, and is repainting and repairing it preparatory to occupying it as a home.

W. R. SHORT, who has been sick so long, is again out on the streets, though yet feeble.

Stanley QUISENBERRY says he does not know when he will move into the new Union Depot. This is a little strange as a railroad man should know everything, and tell everybody.

Painful Accident. On last Saturday, John LAWRENCE, living 6 miles northeast of Farmersville, lost his right hand by the bursting of a gun while out shooting rabbits and birds. There is no cause known why the gun bursted, as the charge was small, other than that they were cheap, unsafe barrels. He is reported as getting along very well.

J. S. KERR, Horticulturist, [has] ...a splendid lots of fruit and ornamental Trees, Roses, Vines Etc.

Harry SMITH of this place, son of Dr. B. M. E. SMITH, took the 1st Prize in the advanced class in Pharmacy in the competitive examination at the Vanderbilt University, Nashville.... Joe E. JOHNSON, also of McKinney taking the second prize.

Mr. FAIRCHILD, the polite agent of the East Line at this station, went to New Orleans to attend Mardi Gras, and not returning for some time his friends had arrived at the conclusion that he would remain there and witness the 4th of July...

$200 Reward. The U.S. government will pay a reward of $100 for the arrest and conviction of the parties who robbed the Post Office at Allen, Texas on night of February 2nd, 1883. I will give an additional reward of $100 for their arrest and delivery to me at Allen. Supposed to be two. Geo. C. MOUNTCASTLE, P. M. Allen, Texas.


CHURCH NEWS

Rev. Mr. COWAN, the Presbyterian Minister at this place, has so far recovered as to be perfectly rational. His speedy and entire recovery is expected by his friends.

DEATHS

A gentleman named POOL, living in the Tar Heel Jones neighborhood near Farmersville, had the misfortune to lose his wife on Monday last. ...Mr. POOL, with his two children, and the corpse of his wife, passed through this place, enroute to North Carolina, where deceased will be buried. It was a sad and mournful party...

Tribute. At a stated meeting of Plano Lodge No. 235, A.F. & A. M. Held in the Lodge room at Plano, Dec. 23, 1882, the following was adopted.... Brother Geo. W. BARNETT died of paralysis at his residence near Plano Dec. 8, 1882. ....a native of KY, he had lived in Texas nearly forty years and in Collin Co., about thirty-four years. ...served in the Mexican war under Bol. James BOURLAND and in the Civil war under Capt. Alf JOHNSON..... was a member of the Christian Church....a charter member of Plano Lodge ...was ever ready to help the needy and distressed. F. J. VANCE, B.B. FOWLER, J.W. BEVERLY, Committee.

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, March 3, 1883 Vol. 17 No. 3



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

J. S. JINKINS, Attorney-At-Law, McKinney, Texas.

GARNETT & MUSE, Attorney-at-Law, McKinney, Texas.

John W. MURRAY, Attorney at Law, and Land Agent, Buffalo Gap, Texas.

Henry A. FINCH. J.A.I. WOLFE. Lawyers, McKiney, Texas.

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

B. T. SHELTON. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas.

W. M. ABERNATHY & M. ? ABERNATHY. ABERNATHY Bros. Attorneys and Counselors at law, McKinney, Texas. Office up stairs over STIFF & SWAN.

R. DeARMOND. McKinney, Texas.

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

MEDICAL CARDS

John E. GIBSON, M.D. Physician & Surgeon. Office over HOUSTON’s Hardware store. Residence West Louisiana Street.

Dr. C.N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country. Office over BOARD and NENNEY’s new brick building.

FOOTE House Dental Rooms, McKinney, Texas. O. M. CALHOUN, M.D.

H. C. HERNDON. Wholesale and retail Druggist. North west corner Public Square. McKinney, Texas.

City Drug Store. Post-Office Building, West Louisiana St.. McKinney, Texas. DAVIS & WARE.

SMITH’s Drug Store. Virginia Street, West of FOOTE House.

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

[Many of the advertisements in this issue are repeated from the January 6, 1883 edition. Please refer there.]

Twelve pounds of sugar for $1.00 at Tar Heel NEWSOM’s.

New store. McKinney, Texas. THOMPSON & ROGERS have just opened a new stock of Boots and Shoes, hats and hosiery. In Post Office Building.

PERSOHN & WICKHAM. Carriage and Wagon Builders.


McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Feb. 24, 1883.
ADAMSON, Theo.; BASSHAM, James; CALHOUN, W.M.; CAVENDER, Mrs. M.D.; CALHOUN, M.M.; COOK, Carley; DULANEY, Joe. E.; DUNN, A.L.; HENRY, J.R.; HERRINGTON, J.E.; HILL, M.P.; JACKSON, Henry; KELLEY, C.H.; MILLAR, W. H.; MILLER, J.C.; MOORE, John P.; MOORE, Mrs. L.; POWELL, Thomas; SMITH, Tenn; SOLOMON, Lindsay; WATTS, E.C.; WALKER, Bob.
Persons calling for letters on this list should say advertised. Jas W. THOMAS, Postmaster.


PLANO LETTER LIST

AUTEY, B.F.; AUD, John T.; ANDIS, Milton; ALLEN, Lizzie; ANDERSON, R.T.; BROWN, Miss J.B.; BALLARD, J.B.; BROADDUS, S.W., 2; BELL, S.R.; CLARIDSE, Henry; CURTIS, J.J.; CERTY, J.R.; CAMPBELL, T.T.; CRUTCHFIELD, W.L.; HARRIS, CLICK; HOSKIS, Jesse; HOYNES, S.F.; JONES, Attie; KING, Geo. B.; KELLER, Harry; LANG, John; LEE, Thos. J.; MILLROY, A.; MORMON, J.D.; MILLER, John; McDONALD, W., 2; NORMAN, P.; PARKER, E.; PAYNE, W.S.; PIKER, Wm.; SPILLMAN, W.H.; SPILLMAN, E.; SPARKS, J.R.; TAYLOR, John, 2; THOMAS, M.E.; WIGGINGTON, W.M., 2; WALKER, R.H.
In calling for letters on list above please say advertised. C. C. DEWEY, P.M.


MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Gabe BECK has a little girl at his house, not yet old enough to call him daddy.

Three prisoners, W.L. WATSON, Ben HUNSACKER, and Richard FLANNAGAN, sentenced for horse stealing started to the penitentiary from this place last Thursday.

Joe WADDILL ....has purchased a dwelling house, and he spoke of buying a baby carriage a few days since. He says he wants one for Gabe BECK, but then we know that is only to mislead.

I hereby warn all persons against trading for a certain due bill given to J. A. CLAYCOMB, dated about Nov. 7, 1881 for $500 signed by Jno. H. ORENDUFF. I have paid the debt in full and demanded my paper which he refuses to deliver me. J. H. ORENDUFF, McKinney, March 1, 1883.

Howe, Texas. For some time past Miss Mahalia DAVIS, a lady living in our little town, has been complainng of a severe pain in the head. To-day she is a raving maniac. It is hoped that the attack is only temporary.

The Collin County Bee-Keepers Association will meet in McKinney, March 10th. T. C. GOODNER, President.

J. B. ENGLEMAN, one of the best farmers in Collin county, says his wheat is improving in appearance very rapidly since the last rains.

M. M. C. Jones, having recovered from a serious spell of sickness, is now ready to serve his old friends and customers.

Mr. ABERNATHY’s “fawn-like” Jersey brought forth twin calves a day or two since. Abby is in luck.

Mr. Isaac F. GRAVES, his wife, and two colored servants, were bitten a few days since by a puppy, afterwards supposed to have rabies. Fearing evil results would follow, they repaired to the mad stone to have it applied.

Mr. John D. IRELAND announces for Mayor this week.

A lamp containing non-explosive coal oil, bursted at the residence of Wm. BAGLEY. No serious damage was done, however.

Fatal Accident. ...at a gin in the Melissa neighborhood, a youth by the name of CRAVENS, was caught by a belt, and crushed so badly that he died in a few minutes. In his effort to save himself he caught hold of Thomas REID, standing in reach and drew him in to the belt. REID’s shoulder was broken and otherwise badly hurt.

For Sale. Two Fine Farms in Collin Co. 1st 210 acres, one and a half miles south of McKinney, known as the DICKSON place. Fine Dairy Farm. 2d 250 acres, two and a half miles south of McKinney, known as the A. H. MARTIN place. For particulars, address Joe M. DICKSON, Attorney at Law, Dallas, Texas.

Residence for Sale. I offer for sale my residence in McKinney, situated in the South Western portion of the city, about two blocks from the square. To a cash purchaser a good bargain will be given. W. R. POWELL.

MARRIAGES

In McKinney, Feb. 28th Mr. R. L. WADDILL and Miss Clara NEWSOM, all of this city.


DEATHS

Mr. J. D. CHAMBERS died at Denton last week, and his remains were carried to Rowlet creek church, in this county, and buried.


COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Reported by H. CARVER, Commissioner District No. 2, Collin County, one bay mare 8 or 9 years old. Branded HN on right shoulder and X on right thigh.

Taken up by J. F. THOMPKINS and estrayed before J. D. PAGE, J.P., Precinct No. 1, one bay horse 2 years old, blotched brand on left shoulder, also one bay horse, branded V on left shoulder, right eye out.....

Taken up by S. J. LEWIS and estrayed before J.D. PAGE. J. P., Precinct No. 1, one light gray mare, ...blotched brand on right shoulder...

Taken up by J. B. GRIFFIN and estrayed before W. L. SAYE, J.P., Precinct No. 8, one sorrel mare, 5 years old....no brands.

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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, March 10, 1883. Vol. 17 No. 4



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

John S. JENKINS, Attorney-At-Law, McKinney, Texas. GARNETT & MUSE, Attorney-at-Law, McKinney, Texas.

John W. MURRAY, Attorney at Law, and Land Agent, Buffalo Gap, Texas.

Henry A. FINCH. J.A.I. WOLFE. Lawyers, McKiney, Texas.

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

B. T. SHELTON. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas.

W. M. ABERNATHY & M. ? ABERNATHY. ABERNATHY Bros. Attorneys and Counselors at law, McKinney, Texas. Office up stairs over STIFF & SWAN.

R. DeARMOND. McKinney, Texas.

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

MEDICAL CARDS

John E. GIBSON, M.D. Physician & Surgeon. Office over HOUSTON’s Hardware store. Residence West Louisiana Street.

Dr. C.N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country. Office over BOARD and NENNEY’s new brick building.

FOOTE House Dental Rooms, McKinney, Texas. O. M. CALHOUN, M.D.

H. C. HERNDON. Wholesale and retail Druggist. North west corner Public Square. McKinney, Texas.

City Drug Store. Post-Office Building, West Louisiana St.. McKinney, Texas. DAVIS & WARE.

SMITH’s Drug Store. Virginia Street, West of FOOTE House.


GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

[As many of the advertisements repeat from issue to issue, and are not all included here, be sure to check prior editions for 1883.]

Furniture Rooms! (south side Public Square.) M. E. CROUCH. A Fine Hearse in Readiness at all Times.

F. EMERSON, President; T.T. EMERSON, Vice-Pres’t. T. H. EMERSON, Cashier. First National Bank, of McKinney, Texas. Successors to F. EMERSON & Co. Directors: Francis EMERSON, T.H. EMERSON, C.H. WELCH, Jno. L. LOVEJOY, T.T. EMERSON. Business Hours. – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Collin County Bank, McKinney, Texas. Officers: Dr. G.A. FOOTE, President. H.M. MARKHAM, Vice-Pres’t. W.L. BOYD, Cashier. Partnership: 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.L. ASTON, J. C. RHEA, T. C. GOODNER.

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

I have recently purchased Canadian Tom Hal, From Wilson county, Tenn. ....[he] has no superior in point of saddle stock....He will make the present season...at my barn 2 ½ miles South West from McKinney. John A. BUCK.

Glyndon! The Missouri Pilot...was raised in ...Boone county, Mo., ...Glyndon will stand the ensueing season at my barn in city of McKinney. J. E. CAMERON, McKinney, Texas

Cleanliness is Health! Gentlemen, you can get a nice shower bath at JONES’ Barber Shop, where yu will find everything neat and clean. Plenty of towels. At the low price of 25 cents a bath. Give me a trial!


POLITICS

City Election. For Mayor: John D. IRELAND.

By the solicitation of many citizens I have consented to announce as a candidate for the office of Mayor for the city of McKinney. R. C. WHITE.


McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Mar. 3, 1883.
BLOCK, Henry; BRACE, Henry; BERRY, Will; BYRD, Thomas; BROWN, Ira; CHANDLER, J.T.; CARTER, O.M., jr.; CHRISTERSON, T. J.; COLSON, W. M.; COLLINS, George; DAUGLAS [sic DOUGLAS ?] F.M.; FRANKLIN, D. F.; JOHNSON, W. N.; KIRKLAND, W.R.; LEE, Miss Addie; MAXWELL, W. T.; MASSEY, Sarah; McDONOUGH, J.F.; STRINGER, Merry; SOMMERS, Joseph; SCOFIN, A.G.; TODD, J.J.; TOMPKINS, R.D., 3; WALTERS, A.C.; WILSON, Mrs. W.N.
Persons calling for letters on this list should say advertised. Jas W. THOMAS, Postmaster.


MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

On the second Tuesday in next August a notable gathering of ex-Confederates will assemble in this city. The old veterans of the association of ex-Confederate Missourians, of ROSS’ Brigade, of ECTOR’s Brigade, and FITZHUGH’s regiment, have appointed that day to assemble here in joint re-union and.....again clasp the hands of friendship and re-count the stirring scenes of heroism, courage and fidelity, of toil, poverty and destitution, through which they have passed..... Col. Thos. H. MURRAY, President of the Association of ex-Confederate Missourians.

A young man, Henry G. TERRELL, living at McKinney ....was riding a fiery horse. His horse threw him on the ground injuring him quite severely.

Mr. John AIRHEART, of Melissa, was in to see us this week....

George HERNDON attended the Stock Raisers Convention at Fort Worth.

Our countyman, Capt. E.R. STIFF, addressed the Stockmen’s Convention at Fort Worth, in the interest of Durham cattle.

Mrs. BURNLEY has taken charge of the ALLISON House, and having thoroughly renovated it, will be prepared to take care of transient and regular boarders.

Dr. A. GIBSON has removed his office from the NEWSOME building to the room on the West Virginia street, opposite Dr. SMITH’s Drug Store where he may be found when not professioally engaged.

Gin Burned. The cotton gin of C.C. FROST, Jr., at Sister Grove, was burned last Saturday night. Mr. FROST estimates his loss at about $1,200. No insurance.


CHURCH NEWS

Rev. J. C. COWAN, Presbyterian Mnister of this place, has been adjudged a lunatic, and will, we presume, be placed under treatment at the Asylum.


DEATHS

John SCOTT, an old citizen of this county died at his home a few miles from this city, last Saturday, after an illness of several days.

Died. – Near Rock Hill, Collin county on March 6th, of Consumption, Mrs. Lizzie G., wife of John L. DAVIS. Natchez Democrat and Concordia Sentinel please copy. [Editor’s note.].

Fatal Accident. – On Thursday last, about 2 o’clock, while the wife of Hugh NELSON, living nine miles east of McKinney, on Ladonia road, was passing near the stove, her clothing took fire, and there being no one present, save the children, to assist her, burned entirely off her body, inflicting injuries which caused death in some fourteen hours.

T. J. GROUNDS an old and good citizen of Collin died at his residence in the north eastern portion of the county, on last Thursday night. Ten days before his death, lacking one or two hours, he attended the burial of a neighbor, and in conversation with some friends remarked that in about ten days his lease of life would expire. He was a good neighbor, and had a kind word for all.

Mrs. DULANEY lost her little girl, Annie, of pneumonia last Tuesday. The mother and another child are still sick of the dread disease.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

Last Monday was estray sale day and, as usual many people were in town, and many horses changed hands. Reported by H. CARVER, Commissioner District No. 2, Collin County, one bay mare, branded HX on right shoulder and X on right thigh.

Taken up by J. F. THOMPKINS and estrayed before J. D. PAGE, J.P., Precinct No. 1, one bay horse 9 years old, blotched brand on left shoulder also one bay horse branded V on left shoulder, right eye out.

Taken up by S. J. LEWIS and estrayed before J.D. PAGE, J.P. Precinct NO. 1; one light gray mare, blotch brand on right shoulder.

Taken up by J. B. GRIFFIN and estrayed before W. L. SAYE, J. P., Precinct NO. 8, one sorrel mare, no brands. Teste: J. W. WADDILL, Clerk CCCC Texas.

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The McKinney Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, March 17, 1883 Vol. 17 No. 5



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

John S. JENKINS, Attorney-At-Law, McKinney, Texas.

GARNETT & MUSE, Attorney-at-Law, McKinney, Texas.

John W. MURRAY, Attorney at Law, and Land Agent, Buffalo Gap, Texas.

Henry A. FINCH. J.A.I. WOLFE. Lawyers, McKiney, Texas.

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

B. T. SHELTON. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas.

W. M. ABERNATHY & M. ? ABERNATHY. ABERNATHY Bros. Attorneys and Counselors at law, McKinney, Texas. Office up stairs over STIFF & SWAN.

R. DeARMOND. McKinney, Texas.

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


MEDICAL CARDS

John E. GIBSON, M.D. Physician & Surgeon. Office over HOUSTON’s Hardware store. Residence West Louisiana Street.

Dr. C.N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country. Office over BOARD and NENNEY’s new brick building.

FOOTE House Dental Rooms, McKinney, Texas. O. M. CALHOUN, M.D.

H. C. HERNDON. Wholesale and retail Druggist. North west corner Public Square. McKinney, Texas.

City Drug Store. Post-Office Building, West Louisiana St.. McKinney, Texas. DAVIS & WARE.

SMITH’s Drug Store. Virginia Street, West of FOOTE House.


GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

[As many of the advertisements repeat from issue to issue, and are not all included here, be sure to check prior editions for 1883.]

Furniture Rooms! (south side Public Square.) M. E. CROUCH. A Fine Hearse in Readiness at all Times.

F. EMERSON, President; T.T. EMERSON, Vice-Pres’t. T. H. EMERSON, Cashier. First National Bank, of McKinney, Texas. Successors to F. EMERSON & Co. Directors: Francis EMERSON, T.H. EMERSON, C.H. WELCH, Jno. L. LOVEJOY, T.T. EMERSON. Business Hours. – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Collin County Bank, McKinney, Texas. Officers: Dr. G.A. FOOTE, President. H.M. MARKHAM, Vice-Pres’t. W.L. BOYD, Cashier. Partnership: 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.L. ASTON, J. C. RHEA, T. C. GOODNER.

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

I have recently purchased Canadian Tom Hal, From Wilson county, Tenn. ....[he] has no superior in point of saddle stock....He will make the present season...at my barn 2 ½ miles South West from McKinney. John A. BUCK.

Glyndon! The Missouri Pilot...was raised in ...Boone county, Mo., ...Glyndon will stand the ensueing season at my barn in city of McKinney. J. E. CAMERON, McKinney, Texas

Cleanliness is Health! Gentlemen, you can get a nice shower bath at JONES’ Barber Shop, where yu will find everything neat and clean. Plenty of towels. At the low price of 25 cents a bath. Give me a trial!


McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Mar. 10, 1883.
ALCORN, Calvin A.; BRANLY, Mrs. M.; BARRETT, Dick; BLEDROE [sic BLEDSOE ?], A.E.; BROOKS, Wm.; BOX, W. M.; DENNING, G.W.; HAYS, B.S.; HARLOW, Chris; HAGGARD, John; HILDRETH, J.B., 2; LANDS, James; MASSEY, Hugh; MORGAN, J. F.; MOORE, Mrs. D.; PARROT, Charles; McKEW, G.W.; RUMBAUGH, J.; STANFORD, Miss G.; STAPP, Robert; THOMAS, G.W.
Persons calling for letters on this list should say advertised. Jas W. THOMAS, Postmaster.


MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Grayson County. Whitesboro News. Several dogs supposed to have hydrophobia have been killed in town.

A new National Bank at McKinney. The Collin County Bank has been merged into a National Bank, to be known hereafter as the Collin County National Bank of McKinney. The stockholders of the new bank are as follows: G. A. FOOTE, W. A. and J. C. RHEA, I. D. NEWSOME, J. L. WHITE, Thos. H. MURRAY, W. L. BOYD, R. M. BOARD, Geo. A WILSON, Mrs. E. EMBERSON, Jas. A. & W. S. ASTON, Thos. B. WILSON, T. C. GOODNER, J. W. THROCKMORTON, Z. E. RANNEY, E. N. McAULAY, H. M. MARKHAM, and G. G. HOUSTON.

Hon. John JOHNSON returned home last Friday.

Mrs. DULANEY and little children, we are glad to learn, are rapidly convalescing.

The Collin County Bee-Keepers’ convention was held in the Court House. Judge T. C. GOODNER was re-elected President.

At a meeting of the Collin County Bee-Keeper’s Association held in McKinney....it was resolved that the Association would invite all bee-keepers throughout the state to visit McKinney during the meeting of the State Association to be held here April 17 and 18th. W. H. ANDREWS, A. SIMS, Geo. A. WILSON.

Judge R. MALTBIE has gone to Sherman to hold the regular term of District Court.

G. DARLAND, who has been living a few miles east from town, was brought in and tried for lunacy on Tuesday. He has been suffering from his present attack about ten days, was very unmanageable and considered dangerous. He was adjudged a lunatic by the Jury and ....is to await an answer from the Superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum as to whether he will be admitted to that institution.

Miss Fannie SIMS returned this week from St. Louis, where she had been for the purpose of selecting a choice lot of goods for her millinery establishment.

Jas. L. WOOD returned home this week from Frankfort, Ky., to visit his mother, who has been very sick for several weeks past.

Hon. J. H. HARLAN, of Woodland, Cal., and Miss Edith WILSON, of Bonham, Texas, are visiting the family of Mr. J. M. WILCOX, of this city.

Disgusting. – We would call the attention of our city authorities to the fact that some persons have been emptying filth and cleanings from hog-pens, between the depot and the city, on the vacant lot formerly occupied by ANDREWS’ Lumbar Yard. First thing you know some one will have the cholera.

Sherman, Mar. 14. – Will DOUGLAS, a son of the sheriff, was thrown from his pony this evening and dangerously injured. The same pony threw him this morning from which he was insensible for fifteen minutes.

CHURCH NEWS

Dr. B. G. McLESKEY, of Sherman will preach at the C. P. church Saturday night, Sunday and Sunday night.

DEATHS

Obituary: Mrs. Ann E. HOCKETT died at her home, 3 miles Northeast of McKinney on the 8th day of March 1883, aged 42 years, two months, and 8 days. Her disease was typhoid fever, from which she suffered many days, but she bore her affliction with patience and Christian fortitude, until her gentle spirit left the tenament of clay to dwell with loved ones gone before .....The deceased joined the Methodist church, South, at the age of fourteen, lived a consistent member of that church until the day of her death. She leaves a husband, a large family of children, a father and mother and many friends to mourn her loss. And this we add by request: Tell them often of their mother. Kiss them for me when they wake. Lead them gently in life’s pathway, Love them doubly for my sake. This, the last night of my life, For tomorrow I shall never Answer when you call me wife, Fare thee well, my noble husband. Faint not neath the chastening rod. Throw your strong arm around our Children, Keep them close to you and God, He’ll be with you to the end. John HOCKETT.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

[Refer to listings in previous March 1883 issues of the Enquirer.]


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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, March 24, 1883 Vol. 17 No. 6



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

John S. JENKINS, Attorney-At-Law, McKinney, Texas.

GARNETT & MUSE, Attorney-at-Law, McKinney, Texas.

John W. MURRAY, Attorney at Law, and Land Agent, Buffalo Gap, Texas.

Henry A. FINCH. J.A.I. WOLFE. Lawyers, McKiney, Texas.

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

B. T. SHELTON. Attorney at Law, Plano, Texas.

W. M. ABERNATHY & M. ? ABERNATHY. ABERNATHY Bros. Attorneys and Counselors at law, McKinney, Texas. Office up stairs over STIFF & SWAN.

R. DeARMOND. McKinney, Texas.

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

MEDICAL CARDS

John E. GIBSON, M.D. Physician & Surgeon. Office over HOUSTON’s Hardware store. Residence West Louisiana Street.

Dr. C.N. ABBOTT. Offers his services to the citizens of McKinney and surrounding country. Office over BOARD and NENNEY’s new brick building.

FOOTE House Dental Rooms, McKinney, Texas. O. M. CALHOUN, M.D.

H. C. HERNDON. Wholesale and retail Druggist. North west corner Public Square. McKinney, Texas.

City Drug Store. Post-Office Building, West Louisiana St.. McKinney, Texas. DAVIS & WARE.

SMITH’s Drug Store. Virginia Street, West of FOOTE House.


GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

[As many of the advertisements repeat from issue to issue, and are not all included here, be sure to check prior editions for 1883.]

Furniture Rooms! (south side Public Square.) M. E. CROUCH. A Fine Hearse in Readiness at all Times.

F. EMERSON, President; T.T. EMERSON, Vice-Pres’t. T. H. EMERSON, Cashier. First National Bank, of McKinney, Texas. Successors to F. EMERSON & Co. Directors: Francis EMERSON, T.H. EMERSON, C.H. WELCH, Jno. L. LOVEJOY, T.T. EMERSON. Business Hours. – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Collin County Bank, McKinney, Texas. Officers: Dr. G.A. FOOTE, President. H.M. MARKHAM, Vice-Pres’t. W.L. BOYD, Cashier. Partnership: 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.L. ASTON, J. C. RHEA, T. C. GOODNER.

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

I have recently purchased Canadian Tom Hal, From Wilson county, Tenn. ....[he] has no superior in point of saddle stock....He will make the present season...at my barn 2 ½ miles South West from McKinney. John A. BUCK.

Glyndon! The Missouri Pilot...was raised in ...Boone county, Mo., ...Glyndon will stand the ensueing season at my barn in city of McKinney. J. E. CAMERON, McKinney, Texas

Cleanliness is Health! Gentlemen, you can get a nice shower bath at JONES’ Barber Shop, where yu will find everything neat and clean. Plenty of towels. At the low price of 25 cents a bath. Give me a trial!

Collin Nursery. A. W. & J. S. KERR, Propr’s. Box 71, McKinney, Texas.

SEAY & SEAY’s Book Store is headquarters for Wall Paper.

McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, March 17, 1883.
BUCKLES, Old care; BIRD, Thos.; BURUS, H.H.; DAVIDSON, O.; DAVIS, Miss H.; DERRICK, L.; GEORGE, J. G.; GRIFFITH, J.H.; HAMILTON, E.; H. P, C. E.; HIGGINS, Mrs. R.B.; HORAN, B.F.; JENNINGS, V. M.; JORDON, Mrs. F.; LEVY, G.H.; RANDLE, Wade; RICH, J.S.; STEPHENS, Wm.; TUCKER, G.W.
Persons calling for letters on this list, should say advertised... Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.


MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Re-Union Notes. The ex-Confederate Missourians, ROSS’ Brigade, ECTOR’s Brigade, FITZHUGH’s REgiment and the old settlers will all meet here on [2d Tuesday in August] and the occasion will be one long to be remembered.

Sherman, March 20. – This evening a young man named WISE, a clerk in ROLPH’s drug store, while delirious, jumped from a second story window to the ground, and was picked up insensible. The first physician who arrived examined him and pronounced him dead. Another physician came a few minutes after and injected ether in WISE’s arms and although to every appearance, life was extinct, he soon became conscious.

Sherman, March 20. – Jot GUNTER and his brother JULE, left of the Panhandle this evening. They go out to see the true state of affairs in referrence [sic] to the cowboys’ strike.

Notice to Sheep Raisers. [My brother and] I have one thorough-bred Scotch Wool Buck imported from Canada, also a few tine Scotch Wool Buck lambs which I will sell at reasonable prices. J. T. & J. M. HUFFMAN.

Report of the Condition of the First National Bank of McKinney. Reported by Thos. H. EMERSON, Cashier. Sworn before P. B. MUSE, Notary Public. Attested as Correct. C. H. WELCH and FRANCIS EMERSON.

Col. ALLISON is painting and improving his property in this city.

Elijah GLASS, of East Collin, is on a trip to Western Texas.

Dr. W. D. MURCHISON, of Farmersville, has been quite sick for some time.

Mrs. W. R. SHORT left this week for the Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto county, where she will take charge of the Lynch House.

News from Van Alstyne: Van Alstyne report[s] the prevalence of that dread disease - small-pox - in that village. Several of her citizens have left for Sherman seeking safety. .....some whole families have left the place. Dr. E. E. WINN, of Sherman, has visited the family of Dr. HUFFORD and pronounced the disease. ...... Since the above was written, one member of the family of Dr. HUFFORD, a little child, has died.

Mayor J. L. DOGGETT has returned from a trip to West Texas, more in love than ever before with Collin county.

Five members of the family of Mr. H. WESTBROOK, ...died in four days of measles.

J. H. DOMAN of this city, shipped a lot of hogs to El Paso and smiles at the sales.

Persons owing accounts to R. M. PAGE will please pay them to J. P. NENNEY at once. He is authorized to collect. I need the money; so please pay this at once.

I have bought Mr. PAGE’s Lumber Yard known as the “Eclipse Yard,” in McKinney. I shall endeavor to keep up stock and merit a share of the business. J. P. NENNEY.

From Millwood letter in Farmersville Mercury: Four horses were stolen from our neighborhood last Sunday night; two from Mr. Thos. SQUIB and two from Mr. S. ADAMS. The thieves took a saddle and bridle for each horse, one saddle from Mr. SQUIB, one from Mr. MONTGOMERY, and two from the RATCLIFF boys.

Jesse SHAIN has contracted for the erection of three brick store houses ....on the east side of the square.

C. D. BATES and SEAY & SEAY will also build two brick store houses on the same side.

John JOHNSON will cover the S. W. Corner of the square with a brick block.

Mr. Geo. CLIVE has been lying very low at his home, South of this city, for several weeks past.

C. C. FROST’s cotton gin (between Pilot and Sister Grove creeks) burned last week.

CHURCH NEWS

Church Supper. The ladies of teh Cumberland Presbyterian church will give supper at the court house on Friday evening, March the 30th, for the purpose of raising money to liquidate the indebtedness of their church property.

Since his removal to the Asylum, at Austin, the Rev. J. C. COWAN is said to be improving in health, and his recovery is hoped for with good reasons, by all our people. Mrs. COWAN and children have returned to their old home, at Bristol, Tennessee, carrying with them the hearty sympathy of this community.

DEATHS

Little Blanche, infant daughter of Judge T. C. GOODNER, of this city, died on Monday last of pneumonia and was buried Tuesday.

Obituary. Whereas, it has pleased the Dispenser of all event to remove from our midst our worthy brother, W. C. PRUETT, who was born in Smith county, Tennessee in the year 1819. Came to Texas in 1841. Professed hope in Christ in 1867, joined the Baptist church. Lived a consistent member and was church clerk of the same up to his death, was made a mason in 1879, continued a zealous member and devoted worker of the Lodge till his death....... Be it resolved that the sympathies and condolence of this Lodge be extended to the bereaved family..... [Signed] I. D. SELLERS, W. P. BILDERBACK, J. P. HIPP, Committee.

Obituary. Whereas it has pleased the Divine Architect of the universe to remove from our midst our worthy brother, T. J. GROUNDS, who was born in Arkansas, during the year 1821, was made a mason at Kentuckytown in Grayson county, Texas, and lived a zealous member and warm supporter of the same till his death which occurred March the 2, 1883.....Be it resolved, that the heartfelt sympathies of each member be extended to the bereaved family and friends of brother GROUNDS..... [Signed] I. D. SELLERS, J. P. HIPP, W. A. MOYERS, Committee.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

[In addition to those below, refer to listings in the March 10, 1883 issue of the Enquirer.]

Taken up by W. G. MATHEWS and estrayed before F. J. VANCE, J.P., Precinct No. 5, one bay mule, 2 years old, not branded.

Taken up by R. C. CLARK and estrayed before F. J. VANCE, J. P. Precinct No. 5, one yellow horse, 12 years old, branded UP on left hip, left eye out.

Taken up by W. W. TURNER and estrayed before F. J. VANCE, J. P. Precinct No. 5, one black mare, 3 years old, no brands, snip on nose. One sorrel mare 9 or 10 years old. Teste: J. W. WADDILL Clerk, CCCC Texas.

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The McKinney Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, March 31, 1883 Vol. 17 No. 7



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

[The Legal Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


MEDICAL CARDS

[The Medical Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

[Many of the General Advertisements in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of February 3, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


J. S. STOVALL. A full line of saddles, harness, buggy and wagon; collars of every grade. Prices as low as any in the state.

Bee-keepers’ supplies. American and Simplicity Hives. Eclipse Lumber Yard. J. P. NENNY.

New Bar ! R. A. BOYD & Co. South side pub. Square. Billiard Table and Bowling Alley.


POLITICS

F. M. HILL announces as a candidate for re-election for Alderman for Ward. No. 1.

Judge MALTBIE is giving great satisfaction to the people of Grayson county, as District Judge.


McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Mar. 24, 1883.
ARLINGTON, Billy; ALLEN, A.G.; ALLEN, Mrs. A.; CAMPBELL, H. M.; DAVIS, C.W.; GOLDEN, Jas. R.; HOGGE, Eli; HUGHES, R.R>; HUNSAKER, Miss M.; LEE, Miss Mary; LEE, Mrs. Sallie; SHAWLES, Mrs. S.J.; SCOTT, Mrs. Ann; STUMP, Geo. H.; WALTERS, S.A. WOOD, John L.
Persons calling for letters on this list, should say advertised..... Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Fannin Co. Bonham News. J. B. ABERNATHY, this season at different places, has bought and shipped 10,000 bales of cotton. --- Bonham cast 212 votes against and 119 votes for prohibition. Isaac SNEATHER, said to be a Collin county boy, was arrested and jailed at Fort Worth on the 27th last, charged with stealing a watch.

W. R. SHORT and family have removed to Mineral Wells, where they will spend the summer.

John CAMERON and Gabe BECK have bought out FITZHUGH & LEWIS in the Livery business, and will run the old SHORT stable.

Several weeks since we made mention of some fine Cotswold sheep imported. We should have said by DALLAS SPARLIN instead of SPURGEON, as we had it.

It is stated that Z. E. RANEY will add machinery to the Union Mills and convert them into an Oil Mill.

A Call for Meeting to Arrange for the Reunions to be held at McKinney in August. Thos. H. MURRAY, W. W. MERRITT, F. M. HILL, for Ex-Con. Missourians; C. C. WHITE, W.A. RHEA, For ROSS’s Brigade; Wm. FITZHUGH For FITZHUGH’s Regiment; R. M. BOARD, J. H. JENSINS For ECTOR’s Brigade; J. W. THROCKMORTON, J. O. STRAUGHAN, For old Texas.


CHURCH NEWS

Rev. B. G. McLESKEY wil lpreach at the Cumberland Presbyterian church on next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

White Rock Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church will meet at Farmersville Thursday April 5th, 1883 at 7 o’clock p. m.


DEATHS

Obituary. Died at his residence in Plano, March 10th, 1883 of bronchial pneumonia, Brother James S. CHADDICK aged 31 years. Brother CHADDICK was a native of the State of Louisiana and moved .....[here] about ten years ago, and for the last five years has been a citizen of Plano. ....The deceased leaves a large circle of friends and relations to mourn his loss. He was one of the charter members of Plano Lodge No. 977 K. Of H. And had filled nearly all the stations in the Lodge. One whose hand was ever ready to assist those in want. .....in his death this lodge has lost a true and worthy brother, his family an affectionate husband and father, the community a worthy and good citizen. [Signed] F. J. VANCE, L. W. OGLESBY, J. H. REEDY, Committee.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

[See previous March 1883 issues of the Enquirer for Estrays duplicated in this issue.]

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The McKinney Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, April 7, 1883 Vol. 17 No. 8



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

[The Legal Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


MEDICAL CARDS

[The Medical Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

[Many of the General Advertisements in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of February 3, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


At Mrs. SIMS will be exhibited the handsomest lot of Trimmed Hats and Bonnets ever brought to McKinney.

New Store. – J. B. NEWSOM [sic] & Bro. Have opened a handsome stock of fresh Spring Goods in the room formerly occupied by G. G. HOUSTON, one door east of I. D. NEWSOME [sic] & Son. They have secured the services of Thos. J. CLOYD, who will be glad to meet and wait on his many old friends.


POLITICS

The municipal election at Plano, on Tuesday last, resulted as follows. W. B. BLALOCK, mayor; John ROLAND, marshal. For Aldermen – H. L. MURRAY, L. N. HONSEWRIGHT [?] HOUSEWRIGHT ?], J. BOGGESS, N. DUDLEY, and C. M. RICE.


McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, Mar. 31, 1883.
ALLEN, W.J.; CUMMINGS, B. F.; DAVIS, B. F.; ELEON, Frank; FISHER, David B.; HAMILTON, Louis; HODGE, T.R.; JACKSON, Henry; MAHAR, Thos.; NOLES, Silas; McDonald, Mrs. A.; RICHEY, J.C.; SPEARS, Louis M.
Persons calling for letters on this list, should say advertised.... Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

PLANO LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Postoffice at Plano, April 1, 1883.
BIRCH, V.O.; BARNES & GRIFFEL; CANE, Robt. 2; EDWARDS, Josie; GREEN W.F.; GRAVES, F. M.; HARSLEY, H.; HARRIS, Delia; HALE, C.; HALE, C. R.; JONES, H.; JENNING, John; JENNING, Frank; KELSO, T.E.; MILES, T.D.; OPFERHUCH, H.; REED, S. T. ; RABB, F.; ROBERTSON, Alice; REASOR, J. T.; SCOTT, J.; SOTHER, E.; SIMMONS, O.P.; SHAW, Callie, 2; STEVENS, A.P.; THOMAS, G.W.; TALLIE, A.A.; WADE, Henry; WHITE, Green, 2. In calling for letters on list ..please say advertised. C. C. DEWEY, P.M.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Mrs. NORVAL, Miss Ella JOSSENBERGER, and Miss JOHNSON, who reside in West Sherman, went fishing in little Post Oak creek, a short distance below the bridge on the Whitesboro road......and almost drowned.

An Outrageous Act. On Friday night about 9 o’clock in the town of Pilot Point, Miss Hattie SOUTH was on her way home with her little brother from an entertainment at Prof. STRONG’s Academy and while she was passing in the darkness, three men on horseback rode through the middle of the street firing pistol shots as they went. One of these shots...struck Miss SOUTH, passed through her heart and killed her instantly.

Dress Making. I would announce to the ladies of McKinney and vicinity that I am prepared to cut, fit, and make dresses... Mrs. Joe CLINE, McKinney, Texas.

$50 Reward. I will pay the above reward for information and proof to convict before a court, the party or parties who tear down or open the fence around my pasture one mile south of McKinney. Jno. H. BINGHAM.

J. S. EWAN, formerly deputy sheriff of this county, now engaged in guarding convicts, was in the city on Wednesday greeting his many friends.

Messrs. BOARD, NENNEY, Collin Co. Bank, and J. P. DOWELL have put in a good dewer in front of their houses, which will carry of the water and improve the street in their front.

W. R. SHORT returned this week from the Mineral Wells, looking yet feeble from his recent prostrated sickness.

G. F. THOMAS, Esq. Of Plano, has moved to McKinney with his family and will make this his future home.

News from Nevada [town in Collin Co.] The best farming that has been done for some time....... was by Mr. GASSETT, YEATES & Bro. Who came over here in the fall of 1881 and bought a farm for ....$1,900. ----Mr. S. STINEBAUGH has sold out his stock of groceries to Dr. R. D. PHILLIPS who will continue to keep a stock of groceries with drugs at the old stand. --- Mr. James YOUNGER continues in the dry goods business at Nevada. – Mr. Wm NAYLOR & JONES Bros. Have put up a gin and mill at Millwood. --- Capt. J. D. NAYLOR has moved back on his farm at Millwood. --- There has not been anything heard from the horses stolen near Millwood.

DEATHS

Wm. WALKER, son of our fellow countyman, Isaac WALKER, died at Colorado City, on the 1st inst. Of congestion of the brain. His body...arrived at McKinney on the 3d and ....conveyed to Cottage Hill Cemetery for interment. Deceased was twenty-one years of age....unmarried, but leaves his aged parents, brothers and sisters to mourn his premature loss.

City Marshal OATS and deputy killed a mad dog at the Lumber Yard on Saturday. He had passed through town a few minutes before and no one knows whether other dogs were bitten or not.

Arrested. On Saturday last two men, J. O. SHORT, a school teacher in Sister Grove neighborhood, and Tobe GILES, a young man from same section were arrested by the city Marshal for disorderly conduct and were fined by the Mayor.


COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

[See previous March 1883 issues of the Enquirer for Estrays duplicated in this issue.]

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The McKinney Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, April 14, 1883 Vol. 17 No. 9



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

[Most of the Legal Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]

DAVIDSON & DOGGETT. Attorneys at Law, McKinney, Texas.

MEDICAL CARDS

[The Medical Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

[Many of the General Advertisements in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of February 3, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


Fine Chickens ! Eggs for Setting, from the Celebrated Egg Producing Houdan variety. $1.50 per 13. Clinton THOMPSON, McKinney, Tex.

A Few Boarders Wanted. Apply to Mrs. S. R. CASON, North Tennessee Street. McKinney, Texas.


McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letter remaining in the Post Office at McKinney, April 7, 1883.
ALLEN, Jennie; GARVIN, Thos.; GARRETT, L. C.; HENSLEY, James T.; JONES, Jacob; MIKLES, F. M.; PARKER, Mrs. L. A.; PARKER, J. H.; McCARTHY, Thos.; SHAW, Wm. F.; SMITH, C.H.; THOMPSON, M.H.; WILSON, Geo. W.; WILCOX, Willie.
Persons calling for letters on this list, should say advertised..... Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Charlie BUSH has contracted for the building of a nice residence in SHORT’s addition, south of town.

Jack WELCH returned this week from a short trip out on the Texas & Pacific road.

Miss Eva RHINE, of Bonham, is in McKinney, on a brief visit to her relatives and friends.

We were pleased to meet Judge CLYMER, of Sherman now, in our city this week. He has a splendid farm a few miles from town, and has been engaged in planting a large crop of corn.

The FORD Rabbit hunt will take place on Friday, 20th inst. At nine o’clock a.m. near the farm of Wash FORD. Everybody and their grayhounds are invited to attend, and participate in the hunt.

Francis EMERSON has lost wood for years past from ravages by somebody or something. He has at last concluded it was done by insects, and has erected a barbed wife fence as a protection against them.

Sheriff WARDEN and Marshal OATES arrested two men Thursday night for passing counterfeit dollars.

H. A. McDONALD and wife, J.C. COLEMAN and others took a short trip to Sister Grove Creek to fish and hunt this week. They killed several squirrels and found a straw hat box with a good sized fish which they purchased.

J. R. HORTON Esq., who lives eight miles southwest of Sherman, met with .....the burning of his dwelling house, with all its contents.

Melissa Items. J. B. SMITH returned home Tuesday last, after a stay of three weeks in Missouri. --- After an indisposition of several weeks Dr. KING is again convalescent. – Hon. W. W. MERRITT was in town Tuesday last. – The building formerly occupied as a hotel at this place is being remodeled and improved and will be occupied in the future by Messrs. OGILVIE and GRAVES as a store. – Miss Dora KING, of Sherman, who has been visiting the family of Mr. NICHOLSON, returned last week.

CHURCH NEWS

Bishop GARRETT preached as interesting sermon to an appreciative audience at the Presbyterian church on Sunday last.

A protracted meeting of great interest and large attendance has been in progress for many days, at the Methodist church, in this city.

Judge MALTBIE, who is holding District Court in Sherman, was down last Sunday, and occupied his usual seat in the church.


DEATHS

Obituary. Mrs. Fannie FORMAN, wife of Mr. Scott FORMAN, bron Aug. 22nd 1854, died April 7th, 1883 at the residence of her much esteemed Aunt, Mrs. MULL, of Plano, Texas. .....She was sick over three months. She bore her sufferings with great fortitude and patience. ....She leaves to mourn her irreparable loss, her widowed mother, who never had but the one child, a beautiful and sprightly little girl, of over two years, and last, but not least, a devoted husband. T. J. MILAM [conducted the services].

Died. Near McKinney, April 4th, 1883 Little Maggie, infant daughter of Woodson and Eugenie HILL, aged 9 months. ......Death has again entered this home and taken from them another little darling.

We are sorry to hear of the death, in Brown County, of the wife of A. J. McDONOUGH, a former old and good citizen of Collin County.

We regret to announce the death of George CLIVE, Sr., an old and valued citizen of Collin county. His death occurred on Thursday night 12th inst.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS

[See March 1883 issues of the Enquirer for Estrays duplicated in this issue.]

Strayed or Stolen. On or about the 7th of April, 1883 one dark or blood bay mare, no brands. A liberal award will be paid for information leading to her recovery. Thos. W. GARRETE.

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The McKinney Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, April 21, 1883 Vol. 17 No. 10



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

[Most of the Legal Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]

DAVIDSON & DOGGETT. Attorneys at Law, McKinney, Texas.

MEDICAL CARDS

[The Medical Cards in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of January 6, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]


GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS

[Many of the General Advertisements in this issue duplicate exactly those from the issue of February 3, 1883 - please refer to that edition.]

POLITICS

McKINNEY LETTER LIST

List of letters remaining in the Post Office at McKinney...April 14, 1883....
ALEXANDER, Jas.; ARNOLD, E.J>; DRISDALL, G.M.; Rev. A. C. GARRETT; Gray, Mrs. M.; HOLLIS, J.F.; HUNT, J.C.; JONES, Mrs. Sarah; KEENER, Tom, 2; KINNER Wm. & W. H.; KNOWLTON, J. B.; McCORMICK, John; SHERON, Geo.; WELLS, James A.; WEBSTER, Jas.; WEBSTER, Melton; WILSON, Wm.; WYATT, R.A.; Young CHARLES.
Persons calling for letters on this list, should say advertised... Jas. W. THOMAS, Postmaster.


MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES

Gustavo HOBERY, of Denton, has been adjudged insane. He labors under the delusion a married lady of that city is his bride.

Tom King has sold his cattle in western Texas for $180,000 and will make his home in Greenville.

Pilot Point. Constable GLASSCOCK brought in yesterday, on an attachment, Bert BEATY, an important witness in the case of the shooting of Miss Hattie SOUTH by Gilbert DORAN. BEATY was in Collin County and doubtless hoped to escape giving in his testimony in the case.

J. H. DOMAN purchased in Denton county last week, 107 head of the best beef steers ever shipped from this country, so claimed. They were shipped to New Orleans.

The severe wind of Thursday did considerable damage in the western portion of the county. The Pleasant Ridge Church and Schoolhouse was blown down. At the EMERSON ranch, the wind also did some damage to outbuildings..... no one was killed so far as we have been able to learn.

Spurious Money Found. – This week Sheriff WARDEN obtained by law, a satchel expressed to one of the counterfeiters now in jail, and upon opening found $120 in spurious dollars.

The bond of the counterfeiters, BENDER and WILLIAMS was placed at $1,000.

J. B. LUCAS has sold out and will strike for Abilene in a few weeks.

A dectective shot at and afterward arrested a negro boy named Frank FAULKNER, on Tuesday last and carried him off. The boy had found the money thrown away by the counterfeiters and may have attempted to pass some of it.

A difficulty occurred at the saloon south side of public square, last Monday, between A. J. BOYD and Josh HERNDON. During the melee a shot was fired, but how or by whom we did not learn.

James BEAN, a young man residing near Denton, was found dead in the woods Monday. Epilepsy the cause.

Mr. Thomas E. BOMAR, proprietor of the Black Waxy, published at McKinney, offers his entire printing establishment for sale on account of ill health.

We passed out the Sherman road a couple of miles this week, and found that the boggy places had been covered with plank...George CARUTH deserves credit for this, more than any one man, as he started the ball, got up the money and gave much time to the matter.

Painful Accident. On Thursday morning a 10 or 12 year old boy, named WATTS, was running across the street, near the MORROW Block, when he fell and broke his arm. He had a bucket in his hand. The limb was set by Drs. SIMS and McAULAY.

The Palace – This is the name given by James WARE to his new saloon on the north side of the public square. The Billiard Tables are new and fine, and placed in a handsomely fitted room.

Miss Dixie CROOKS, daughter of Thos. J. CROOKS, is winning golden opinions from the press North as one of the most accomplished vocalists and musicians in the conservatory of Music, at Boston, where she has been attending school for over a year.


CHURCH NEWS

Religious Notice. Dr. MARSHALL will preach at the Presbyterian church on Friday evening, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning and evening.


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