The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, April 29, 1871 Vol. 5 No. 12
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The Weekly Enquirer, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, April 29, 1871 Vol. 5 No. 12
J. M. Bingham, Editor and Proprietor.



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

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

GENERAL ADVERTISEMENTS
“How is your health, my Friend?” -- “Not well, I am suffering with severe toothache. Indeed, ‘tis too bad!” -- “You do wrong to wait until your teeth ache. “Go at once and have Dr. MOORE to fill them, so as to preserve them permanently.”
Call at HOWELL & ESTES’ at once and procure a Silver’s Patent Broom, complete or incomplete. The best is the cheapest!: money saved is money earned.
F.F. COLLINS Dealer in Sash, Doors, and Blinds, and General Agent Terminus Texas Central Railroad. Singer, Grover & Baker, Wilcox & Gibbs, and the American Button-hole Sewing Machines at Factory prices. Macneal & Urban’s celebrated Fire and Burglar Proof Safes for sale at Factory Prices. The best Washing Machines and first rate Churning machines for sale, low. A liberal discount to the trade.
At W. B. LOGAN’s 101 pieces newest Styles of Prints, 39” .... and a corresponding variety of exquisitely handsome buttons, trimmings, & c.., to match, suit and set off those find dress goods. If you wish the prettiest and cheapest, it’s here. If very tasty, you are suited here. Many of these goods delight the ladies, and not expecting so large a trade, I’ll be out before I can get more. Come soon, quite soon!
New Goods and Low Prices! G. A. & L. A. FOOTE. (North-West Corner Public Square) McKinney, Texas, Wholesale and retail dealers in Staple and Fancy Dry Goods. Beg leave to inform their friends and the trade generally, that they have just opened their unrivalled stock of Spring and Summer Goods, embracing a superior lot of gents’ ready-made clothing, hats, boots and shoes, hardware, crockery, glassware, woodenware & c..&c..&c... Also a full assortment of Family Groceries. Cotton, wood, and country produce taken in exchange for Merchandise.
Selling off at COST!! The undersigned wishing to retire from the Dry Goods Business will sell his large and beautiful stock of dry goods, comprising everything that is kept in the Notion, Hat, Boot, Shoe and Hardware Lint, At Cost! This is no Humbug! ..... All goods from this date strictly cash or no trade. T. H. EMERSON.
New York State Agricultural Works. Wheeler, Melick & Co. Patentees and Manufacturers of Railway, Chain, and Lever Horse Powers. BROWN & DOWELL, Agents, McKinney, Texas.
W. S. CLOYD, Watch-maker, jeweler, Gunsmith, Etc., West Side Public Square, McKinney, Texas...
Livery Stable. (North East Corner of Public Square.) McKinney, Tex., A. J. TUCKER, Proprietor would announce to the citizens of Collin County and the traveling community that he has just completed and opened his new stable.... He will keep constantly on hand an abundance of the best feed this country offers. He will keep on hand for hire, Horses, Buggies, Carriages, &c... And will hold himself in readiness to transport passengers to any part of the county desired.
Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral, for Diseases of the Throat and Lungs, such as Coughs, Colds, Whooping Cough, Bronchitis, Asthma, and Consumption. Probably never before in the whole history of medicine has anything won so widely and so deeply upon the confidence of mankind as this excellent remedy for pulmonary complaints. FOOTE & HERNDON, McKinney, Texas.
Saddlery and Harness Shop. Jno. T. SKIDMORE, would inform his friends and the public generally that he has opened a first class Saddlery and Harness shop on the east side public square where he will be glad to serve all who need anything in his line. He now has in store and will continue to keep a full stock of saddlery hardware and general furnishing goods which he will sell or make up. He has secured the services of Mr. J. S. STOVALL a finished workman, who will personally superintend all work put up in the shop.
Be Wise! Don’t Delay! Money Saved is Money Made. HOWELL & ESTES, have just opened their winter stock of dry goods, Yankee notions, clothing, groceries, hardware, & c.. at their old stand north side public square. As cheap as the cheapest.
For Style and Cheap Bargains go to Rhine’s New Brick Store. The Place to find the Largest and Best, the cheapest and Most Varied, the Prettiest and most fashionable .... Fall and Winter Clothing ever exhibited in Northern Texas! I mean Business. I can and will sell Cheaper than any other Firm in the Country. B. W. RHINE.
Isaac CROUCH, manufacturer and dealer in Furniture. McKinney, Texas West of the Public Square, at the old Cabinet Shop. Takes this method of informing the public that he has on hand the largest and best lot of furniture ever in the market. All kinds of furniture made to order.
McKinney Hotel, (One Block West of the Public Square). McKinney, Texas. James McKINNEY, Proprietor.
PLANTER’s House. McKinney, Texas. E. J. SHORT, Proprietor. Having leased the above named hotel with the view of entertaining transient and day boarders, I respectfully solicit a share of the public patronage. Good clean rooms, good beds, and in fact everything about the house shall be kept in such order as will insure the comfort of my patrons. There is a good stable, well supplied with feed, close by. Meals at all hours between 4 A.M. & 9 P.M.
FOOTE and HERNDON. Wholesale and Retail Druggists, north corner front row, McKinney Texas. Drugs, chemicals, patent medicines, paints, oil, dye stuffs, find liquors, books, stationary & notions, surgical instruments, medical bags & C.. Prescriptions accurately filled at all hours.
Black Land Plows! State of Texas Oct. 26, 1870. We, the undersigned citizens of Precinct No. 7, Collin county, do hereby certify that we have tried and thoroughly tested the Jones Plow, a plow manufactured by C. E. JONES, at Millwood, Collin county, and believe it to be the best plow ever used for the black land and would recommend the same to the farming community generally. [Signed] I. D. NAYLOR, Henry HORLESS, C. BOND, R. A. TAYLOR, D. M. KING, H. T. JONES, Jno. W. TOWNSEND, John GARDENHIRE, J. L. MILLS, W. T. BELEW, Thos. J. ESTES, L. B. WRIGHT, J. S. MONTGOMERY, J. M. DEWEES, Wm. BRINKLEY, J. P. HOLLAND, .....(2 names unreadable).... F. G. SHAW, W. C. McNICHELSON, W. ?. MAYFIELD. Farmersville, Oct 26, 1870.

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

POLITICS
Democratic Central Committee of Collin County. Col. M. W. ALLEN, Chairman; Col. R. D. ALLISON; Dr. A. GULLETT; Buford HENRY; Dr. T. W. WILEY; Thomas BRADLEY; Jno. W. MURRAY, Sec’y.
(Included for historical interest.) Editorial: ........What republican is there in Collin county who is willing or desirous to have his children go to a mixed school? In our opinion there is not one. Yet, this is the teaching of the radical leaders.—It is not the honest wish of any decent white man in the State that his children shall be reared and educated in the same schools with negroes. Notwithstanding such is the outward show and doctrine taught by the State Journal and the Davis leaders at Austin, it is not their intention to practice with their children and families what they preach.

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES and NOTICES
We understand that grapes of every variety were seriously injured by the frost last week.
Petrifaction: Mr. M.L. ASHFORD (?) has left in our [Weekly Enquirer] office some beautiful specimens of petrified matter taken from a well near 20 feet deep in the eastern edge of Denton County. Among the lot are birds’ beaks, what are supposed to be shark’s teeth, minerals & c.. They are the most perfectly formed incrustations we have ever seen in the country.
HORRIBLE MURDER. (This article is included because of the occurrence’s proximity to Collin County and it’s interest to the region.) During our experience as a journalist, it has never fallen to our lot to chronicle a more deliberate and horrible murder than that which we are about to relate. The victim, W. A. JONES, the eldest son of our esteemed townsman, D. A. JONES, late of Missouri, was a young man, some 18 or 19 years of age, high esteemed for his many good traits of character – modest, unassuming, kind and generous – a warm friend, an agreeable companion, respected alike by old and young. The whole community is shocked and lament the bloody deed of the murderer, Oscar CLARKE, who is a freedman, and bears the unenviable reputation among both white and black of being a bad man. He is now, as we write, Thursday evening, in custody, heavily ironed. The District Court being in session, he will be tried forthwith, and will speedily meet that justice he so richly deserves.
The facts are furnished us by Mr. Morg REDMAN, are, in substance, as follows:
On Tuesday morning, the 18th inst., the young man, JONES, went out in the section of country where Oscar CLARK lived, to summon a number of witnesses, CLARK among the rest.-- After having made the round, he started back to town from CLARK’s house, and was seen passing a neighbor’s nearby in company with him which was the last time JONES was ever seen alive. After traveling some distance in the direction of Gaineville, CLARK went back to his house and got his gun, and struck out through the prairie, a near way, to overtake young JONES, who was traveling along the road leisurly expecting CLARK to overtake him. It seems as though he did overtake him, and riding up close behind, fired the gun, heavily charged with buckshot, the contents entering the back of JONES’ head. JONES’ horse sprang forward a few paces, when the rider fell a corpse to the ground, face down. – Whereupon CLARK dismounted and struck the dead man with his gun, breaking the ram-rod and one of the thimbles; the thimble and rod being found by the side of the corpse.
Early the next morning, as one of the witnesses that JONES had summoned was on his way to town, he found the dead body lying in the old overland road (some 15 miles west of Gainesville.) He immediately made the facts known to his neighbors, who, suspecting, CLARK as the murderer, found and arrested him, and gave him over to officer REDMAN; who in company with several citizens started for the fatal spot as soon as it was known that the murder was committed.
It is evident, JONES was murdered for his money, as one pocket was turned wrong side out. He had when he left home between thirty and fifty dollars, and when found he had only one or two dollars in a pocket that failed to be searched. (from the Gainesville Gazette)
Our young folks had a gay little hop on last Wednesday evening at the McKinney Hotel.
We see the workmen busily engaged in removing the balcony from the Planters’ House. To take that away and treat the building to a coat of paint would not only add greatly to the house but help the look of the public square very much.
Notice: All those indebted to Amelia ROMELLE, widow of K. E. ROMELLE, are hereby notified to come up and settle their indebtedness or they will find their accounts in the hands of an officer. Amelia ROMELLE, April 7, 1871.
Lynda Encampment of I.O.O.F. The Lynda Encampment met at McKinney, Texas January 4th, 1871 and was organized by our most worthy District Deputy Grand Patriarch, B. F. CHRISTIAN, when the following officers were elected and installed, to-wit: D. J. TAYLOR, C.P.; J. H. FOSTER, H.P.; H. C. HERNDON, I.W.; Jno. M. LILLARD, Sect’ry; F.D. EMERSON, J.W.; W.D. PARKER, Treasurer; A.J. TAYLOR, Sentinel; and will meet on the first Friday night in each month sucessively. D.J. TAYLOR, C.P., Jno. M. LILLARD, Secretary.

ADMINISTRATOR’S AND FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICES
Jacob Moore, guardian of the person and estate of James Hendricks, (minor) has filed his account for final settlement, which will be acted on at the next term of the District Court.
Sale COFFY, administrator of the estate of Catharine DIXON, deceased, has filed his account for final settlement of said estate which will be acted on at the next term of the District Court.
Joshua GOTHER has filed account for final settlement of the estate of John PEN, deceased, which will be acted on at the next term of the District Court.
J. T. GLASS has filed an account against the estate of Lewis GLAS, deceased for $283 to be acted on at the next term of the District Court.
Alfred CHANDLER has filed an application for Letter of Guardianship of the estate of Fanney SEARCY, minor, which will be acted on the March term 1871 of the District Court.
Julia A. RUCKER, Guardian of the Person and Estate of the Minors, Elleon B, Clarance M., Senia M., and Solemn E. RUCKER, has filed her account for final settlement of said Estate, which will be acted on at the March term of the District Court.
Thomas WHITELEY has filed his Petition for Letter of Guardianship of the Estate of the Minors Carolina J. & Marthea M. A. SMITH which will be acted on at the next term of the District Court.


COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAYS
Taken up by David ROGERS, and estrayed before. J. S. HELMS One Chesnut sorrel horse about 14 hands high, 9 years old, branded CAI on left side, a blotched brand on the left shoulder, some white in forehead and both hind feet white.
Taken up by J. T. ARMSTRONG, and appraised before, J. M. WILCOX, one bay horse, 8 or 9 years old, 15 hands high, some harness and saddle marks, branded 22 on left hip.
Estrayed by A. L. SHERLY, one bay horse, 6 or 7 years old, about 15 hands high, hind feet white, snip on nose, star in forehead, no brand, valued at $80.
Estrayed by A. H. SHERLY, one work 0x, 8 or 9 years old, black and white spotted, marked swallowfork and upperbit in left ear, crop and underbit in right. No brand, valued at $20.
Taken up by Samuel BAIRD, two white and red spotted steers.
Taken up by W. M. BUSH, one Bay Horse. Mule two years old 12 hands high no brand. Estrayed before. J. M. WILCOX J. P.
Taken up by G.W. EASTES, one light bay mare 7 or 8 years old. Estrayed before. J. M. WILCOX, J. P.
Taken up by H. N. THOMPSON one dark ..... pony horse. 13 ½ hands high; 10 years old, some white in forehead, white spot on shoulder, no brands. Estrayed before. J. M. WILCOX, J.P.
Estrayed by M. G. GILBERT, one bay Pony Mare, valued at ..unreadable.
Estrayed by Wm. FALWELL (CALWELL ?), one Bay Pony Horse, branded 7 on left shoulder and DC on right shoulder.

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