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McKinney Messenger. August 28, 1873, Vol 18, No. 1. "Pledged but to Truth, to Liberty and Law, No Favor sways us - no Fear can Awe." James W. THOMAS, Editor and Proprietor.

ADVERTISERS:

Dr. C. W. PATTERSON having returned to Collin and located two miles south of M'Kinney offers his professional services to the citizens of the surrounding country.

Wanted 500 lbs. Butter, 500 dozen Eggs and 100 bushels Pecans. WALKER & Co.

E. H. BOWLBY. Attorney at Law. And Land Agent, McKinney, Texas.

Jno. L. LOVEJOY, Jr. and Jno DICKSON, Attorneys at Law, Denton, Texas.

Dr. S. M. TUCKER, Weston, Texas Respectfully offers his professional services to the citizens of Collin County.

F. D. PINER, Attorney at Law, Bonham, Fannin Co., Texas.

B. M. E. SMITH and T. W. WILEY, Having formed a copartnership in the practice of their profession, offer their services to the citizens of McKinney and vicinity. Office on Virginia Street.

Dry Goods, Groceries, Etc., B. W. RHINE.

Charter Oak Stoves. Best to Use! Cheapest to Buy!! Easiest to Sell!!!. H. A. McDONALD, McKinney, Texas.

Guns, Pistols, Locks, Fire-Proof Safes, Scales, Sewing Machines, &C., &C. Chas J. CHRISTOPHER.

Furniture. Cheaper than the Cheapest. Isaac CROUCH, McKinney.

W. S. CLOYD. Watch maker, Jeweler, Gunsmith, Etc. West of the Public Square.

A Just Regard for Self Interest should impel those desiring to buy Dry Goods to go and examine ARDINGER & Co. Our motto: "Quick Sales and Small Profits".

Fall & Winter Goods. MURRAY & McKINNEY.

New Goods, Mammoth Stock! BENGE & HARRIS.

Clothing and Gents Furnishing Goods at ALEXANDER & ARON's.

I. D. NEWSOME & Son. Wholesale & retail Grocers and Dealers in Bagging and Ties.

Furniture! Superior and Cheap. Louis WETSEL.

T. H. EMERSON & Co., Bankers and Dealers in Exchange.

The Swinebroad Cotton Press and Universal Gin. T. L. McGEE, J. C. BLAKE, Proprietors.

W. B. LOGAN's is the place to buy....frills and ribbons, laces and edgings....

Just received, a general assortment of all kinds of Ready Made Eastern Work. Ladies & Gentlemen's Saddles, Ranging in price from $5 upward. STOVALL & SKIDMORE.

EDUCATION:

...Mr. I. A. and Mrs. S. C. LOONEY will open a male and female school at this place on the 1st of next month. They are experienced teachers well and most favorably known in this community, and we doubt not will receive a liberal share of patronage.

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McKinney Messenger. September 11, 1873, Vol 18, No. 3. "Pledged but to Truth, to Liberty and Law, No Favor sways us - no Fear can Awe." James W. THOMAS, Editor and Proprietor.

ADVERTISERS:

Dr. C. W. PATTERSON having returned to Collin and located two miles south of M'Kinney offers his professional services to the citizens of the surrounding country.

Wanted 500 lbs. Butter, 500 dozen Eggs and 100 bushels Pecans. WALKER & Co.

E. H. BOWLBY. Attorney at Law. And Land Agent, McKinney, Texas.

Jno. L. LOVEJOY, Jr. and Jno DICKSON, Attorneys at Law, Denton, Texas.

Dr. S. M. TUCKER, Weston, Texas Respectfully offers his professional services to the citizens of Collin County.

F. D. PINER, Attorney at Law, Bonham, Fannin Co., Texas.

B. M. E. SMITH and T. W. WILEY, Having formed a copartnership in the practice of their profession, offer their services to the citizens of McKinney and vicinity. Office on Virginia Street.

Dry Goods, Groceries, Etc., B. W. RHINE.

Charter Oak Stoves. Best to Use! Cheapest to Buy!! Easiest to Sell!!!. H. A. McDONALD, McKinney, Texas.

Guns, Pistols, Locks, Fire-Proof Safes, Scales, Sewing Machines, &C., &C. Chas J. CHRISTOPHER.

Furniture. Cheaper than the Cheapest. Isaac CROUCH, McKinney.

W. S. CLOYD. Watch maker, Jeweler, Gunsmith, Etc. West of the Public Square.

A Just Regard for Self Interest should impel those desiring to buy Dry Goods to go and examine ARDINGER & Co. Our motto: "Quick Sales and Small Profits".

Fall & Winter Goods. MURRAY & McKINNEY.

New Goods, Mammoth Stock! BENGE & HARRIS.

Clothing and Gents Furnishing Goods at ALEXANDER & ARON's.

I. D. NEWSOME & Son. Wholesale & retail Grocers and Dealers in Bagging and Ties.

Furniture! Superior and Cheap. Louis WETSEL.

T. H. EMERSON & Co., Bankers and Dealers in Exchange.

The Swinebroad Cotton Press and Universal Gin. T. L. McGEE, J. C. GLAKE, Proprietors.

W. B. LOGAN's is the place to buy....frills and ribbons, laces and edgings....

Just received, a general assortment of all kinds of Ready Made Eastern Work. Ladies & Gentlemen's Saddles, Ranging in price from $5 upward. STOVALL & SKIDMORE.

TRIBUTE OF RESPECT:

At a called meeting of Farmersville Lodge No. 214 A. F. M. On the 25th day of July, 1873 the following preamble and resolutions were passed: Whereas it has pleased our Supreme Grand Master to call with the gavel of death our esteemed and beloved brother, John S. DUFF from labor to an eternal rest in that great Grand Lodge beyond all sorrow.. Resolved...... [Signed] D. D. GRAHAM, W. H. TAYLOR, W. C. ROBINSON, Committee.

LOCAL AND SPECIAL:

We learn that the first bale of new cotton taken to Galveston this season brought eighteen cents per pound. It was grown by Mr. Pike ALLEN on the ORENDUFF farm, a few miles north of town.

We are much pleased to learn that our city fathers have entered into a contract with W. R. SHORT of this place for the digging of a couple of large cisterns.

A man by the name of SPOTTSWOOD, charged with murder, and for whose arrest, the Governor of Missouri had offered a reward, was arrested in this place yesterday, by Sheriff BUSH and U. S. deputy marshal, SMITH. We understand SPOTTSWOOD acknowledged that he killed two men in the State of Missouri, some years since, but claimed that he acted in self-defence.

EDUCATION:

McKinney Male & Female Academy will commence fall term, Monday Sept 8, '73. Teachers: Col. Geo. ALEXANDER Principal, Mrs. J. Mary ALEXANDER, Teacher, Primary Department. Miss Anne Augusta RUCKS, Principal, Music Department. Tuition payable in gold or its equivalent in currency at the end of each four weeks.

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McKinney Messenger. October 16, 1873, Vol 18, No. 8. "Pledged but to Truth, to Liberty and Law, No Favor sways us - no Fear can Awe." James W. THOMAS, Editor and Proprietor.

ADVERTISERS:

Wanted 500 lbs. Butter, 500 dozen Eggs and 100 bushels Pecans. WALKER & Co.

E. H. BOWLBY. Attorney at Law. And Land Agent, McKinney, Texas.

Jno. L. LOVEJOY, Jr. and Jno DICKSON, Attorneys at Law, Denton, Texas.

Dr. S. M. TUCKER, Weston, Texas Respectfully offers his professional services to the citizens of Collin County.

F. D. PINER, Attorney at Law, Bonham, Fannin Co., Texas.

B. M. E. SMITH and T. W. WILEY, Having formed a copartnership in the practice of their profession, offer their services to the citizens of McKinney and vicinity. Office on Virginia Street.

Dry Goods, Groceries, Etc., B. W. RHINE.

Charter Oak Stoves. Best to Use! Cheapest to Buy!! Easiest to Sell!!!. H. A. McDONALD, McKinney, Texas.

Guns, Pistols, Locks, Fire-Proof Safes, Scales, Sewing Machines, &C., &C. Chas J. CHRISTOPHER.

Furniture. Cheaper than the Cheapest. Isaac CROUCH, McKinney.

W. S. CLOYD. Watch maker, Jeweler, Gunsmith, Etc. West of the Public Square.

A Just Regard for Self Interest should impel those desiring to buy Dry Goods to go and examine ARDINGER & Co. Our motto: "Quick Sales and Small Profits".

Fall & Winter Goods. MURRAY & McKINNEY.

New Goods, Mammoth Stock! BENGE & HARRIS.

Clothing and Gents Furnishing Goods at ALEXANDER & ARON's.

I. D. NEWSOME & Son. Wholesale & retail Grocers and Dealers in Bagging and Ties.

Furniture! Superior and Cheap. Louis WETSEL.

T. H. EMERSON & Co., Bankers and Dealers in Exchange.

The Swinebroad Cotton Press and Universal Gin. T. L. McGEE, J. C. GLAKE, Proprietors.

W. B. LOGAN's is the place to buy....frills and ribbons, laces and edgings....

Just received, a general assortment of all kinds of Ready Made Eastern Work. Ladies & Gentlemen's Saddles, Ranging in price from $5 upward. STOVALL & SKIDMORE.

LOCAL AND SPECIAL:

A man named PATTERSON, traveling from Denison eastward, died very suddenly at Honey Grove last Thursday. He drove up to Mrs. SMITH's hotel and asked to rest for a few minutes, and lying down on a bed, died in a very short time. He was in the last stage of consumption.

Yellow fever still prevails at Shreveport and Memphis.

Judge HARE is disposing of the business of the criminal court with commendable dispatch.

THE STATE OF TEXAS: To the Sheriff of Collin county - Greeting: You are hereby commanded that you summon... E. B. PECK, whose residence is unknown... to appear before the District Court...in and for the county of Collin on the third Monday in November next...to answer the petition of John M. BURCHARD a citizen of the Parish of Orleans, of the State of Louisiana, Wm. H. LILLARD for himself and as next friend of the two minors, Richard L. LILLARD and Valena D. LILLARD, Mary L. LILLARD, Rufus L. PRAY and Henry C. PRAY, all citizens of Tangipahoa Parish of the State of Louisiana, Lewis D. LILLARD of Limestone county, Texas for himself and as next friend of the minor, Mentoria PRAY of Harris county, Texas, Joseph Q. LILLARD of Navarro county, Texas, J. B. MITCHELL, joined by his wife, Anna E. MITCHELL of Holmes county, Mississippi, Washington D. PRAY of Amite county, Mississippi, and C. W. DANIELL, joined by his wife Eugenia DANIELL, both of the city of Baltimore, Maryland, filed in said court against the said E. B. PECK and alleging.... that they are the legal and equitable owners .....of...land in Collin county, Texas between Pilot Grove creek and Six mile creek. That said E. B. PECK, sets up some claim to said premises the exact nature of which is unknown to plaintiffs, that said claim is illegal but casts a cloud upon plaintiff's title to said premises. ...Witness, J. M. BENGE, Clerk of the DCCC, by J. D. PAGE, Deputy.

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McKinney Messenger. October 23, 1873, Vol. 18, No. 9. "Pledged but to Truth, to Liberty and Law, No Favor sways us - no Fear can Awe." James W. THOMAS, Editor and Proprietor.

ADVERTISERS:

Wanted 500 lbs. Butter, 500 dozen Eggs and 100 bushels Pecans. WALKER & Co.

E. H. BOWLBY. Attorney at Law. And Land Agent, McKinney, Texas.

Jno. L. LOVEJOY, Jr. and Jno DICKSON, Attorneys at Law, Denton, Texas.

Dr. S. M. TUCKER, Weston, Texas Respectfully offers his professional services to the citizens of Collin County.

F. D. PINER, Attorney at Law, Bonham, Fannin Co., Texas.

B. M. E. SMITH and T. W. WILEY, Having formed a copartnership in the practice of their profession, offer their services to the citizens of McKinney and vicinity. Office on Virginia Street.

Dry Goods, Groceries, Etc., B. W. RHINE.

Charter Oak Stoves. Best to Use! Cheapest to Buy!! Easiest to Sell!!!. H. A. McDONALD, McKinney, Texas.

Guns, Pistols, Locks, Fire-Proof Safes, Scales, Sewing Machines, &C., &C. Chas J. CHRISTOPHER.

Furniture. Cheaper than the Cheapest. Isaac CROUCH, McKinney.

W. S. CLOYD. Watch maker, Jeweler, Gunsmith, Etc. West of the Public Square.

A Just Regard for Self Interest should impel those desiring to buy Dry Goods to go and examine ARDINGER & Co. Our motto: "Quick Sales and Small Profits".

Fall & Winter Goods. MURRAY & McKINNEY.

New Goods, Mammoth Stock! BENGE & HARRIS.

Clothing and Gents Furnishing Goods at ALEXANDER & ARON's.

I. D. NEWSOME & Son. Wholesale & retail Grocers and Dealers in Bagging and Ties.

Furniture! Superior and Cheap. Louis WETSEL.

T. H. EMERSON & Co., Bankers and Dealers in Exchange.

The Swinebroad Cotton Press and Universal Gin. T. L. McGEE, J. C. GLAKE, Proprietors.

W. B. LOGAN's is the place to buy....frills and ribbons, laces and edgings....

Just received, a general assortment of all kinds of Ready Made Eastern Work. Ladies & Gentlemen's Saddles, Ranging in price from $5 upward. STOVALL & SKIDMORE.

LOCAL AND SPECIAL:

Criminal court adjourned this morning at nine o'clock. The cases tried were o minor importance. - The WEEDEN case was continued until next term.

Pecans are plentiful in the vicinity of town.

Mr. W. R. SHORT is pushing the work ahead rapidly on the cisterns in the public square.

Burglars are becoming troublesome at Sherman.

THE STATE OF TEXAS: To the Sheriff of Collin county - Greeting: You are hereby commanded that you summon... E. B. PECK, whose residence is unknown... to appear before the District Court...in and for the county of Collin on the third Monday in November next...to answer the petition of John M. BURCHARD a citizen of the Parish of Orleans, of the State of Louisiana, Wm. H. LILLARD for himself and as next friend of the two minors, Richard L. LILLARD and Valena D. LILLARD, Mary L. LILLARD, Rufus L. PRAY and Henry C. PRAY, all citizens of Tangipahoa Parish of the State of Louisiana, Lewis D. LILLARD of Limestone county, Texas for himself and as next friend of the minor, Mentoria PRAY of Harris county, Texas, Joseph Q. LILLARD of Navarro county, Texas, J. B. MITCHELL, joined by his wife, Anna E. MITCHELL of Holmes county, Mississippi, Washington D. PRAY of Amite county, Mississippi, and C. W. DANIELL, joined by his wife Eugenia DANIELL, both of the city of Baltimore, Maryland, filed in said court against the said E. B. PECK and alleging.... that they are the legal and equitable owners .....of...land in Collin county, Texas between Pilot Grove creek and Six mile creek. That said E. B. PECK, sets up some claim to said premises the exact nature of which is unknown to plaintiffs, that said claim is illegal but casts a cloud upon plaintiff's title to said premises. ...Witness, J. M. BENGE, Clerk of the DCCC, by J. D. PAGE, Deputy.

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McKinney Messenger. November 13, 1873, Vol. 18, No. 12. "Pledged but to Truth, to Liberty and Law, No Favor sways us - no Fear can Awe." James W. THOMAS, Editor and Proprietor.

ADVERTISERS:

E. H. BOWLBY. Attorney at Law. And Land Agent, McKinney, Texas.

Jno. L. LOVEJOY, Jr. and Jno DICKSON, Attorneys at Law, Denton, Texas.

Dr. S. M. TUCKER, Weston, Texas Respectfully offers his professional services to the citizens of Collin County.

F. D. PINER, Attorney at Law, Bonham, Fannin Co., Texas.

B. M. E. SMITH and T. W. WILEY, Having formed a copartnership in the practice of their profession, offer their services to the citizens of McKinney and vicinity. Office on Virginia Street.

Dry Goods, Groceries, Etc., B. W. RHINE.

Charter Oak Stoves. Best to Use! Cheapest to Buy!! Easiest to Sell!!!. H. A. McDONALD, McKinney, Texas.

Guns, Pistols, Locks, Fire-Proof Safes, Scales, Sewing Machines, &C., &C. Chas J. CHRISTOPHER.

Furniture. Cheaper than the Cheapest. Isaac CROUCH, McKinney.

W. S. CLOYD. Watch maker, Jeweler, Gunsmith, Etc. West of the Public Square.

ARDINGER & Co. are overstocked. We have marked down to Panic Prices. Prudent men will investigate this.

Fall & Winter Goods. MURRAY & McKINNEY.

New Goods, Mammoth Stock! BENGE & HARRIS.

Clothing and Gents Furnishing Goods at ALEXANDER & ARON's.

I. D. NEWSOME & Son. Wholesale & retail Grocers and Dealers in Bagging and Ties.

Furniture! Superior and Cheap. Louis WETSEL.

T. H. EMERSON & Co., Bankers and Dealers in Exchange.

The Swinebroad Cotton Press and Universal Gin. T. L. McGEE, J. C. GLAKE, Proprietors.

W. B. LOGAN's is the place to buy....frills and ribbons, laces and edgings....

POLITICS:

We are authorized to announce: W. D. LAIR, of this county, as a candidate to represent the counties of Collin, Denton and Wise in the Senate of the next legislature. -- A. J. TAYLOR as a candidate for Justice of the Peace in Precinct number one at the ensuing election. -- G. W. PATTERSON as a candidate for District Clerk of Collin county. -- Thos. B. WILSON as a candidate for county Surveyor, at the December election. -- W. R. MACK as a candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct number one at the next general election. -- Jordan O. STRAUGHAN as a candidate for District Clerk of Collin county. -- Alexander BERRY consents to the use of his name as a candidate for the office of County Treasurer. -- C. H. WYSONG as a candidate for Justice of the Peace in precinct number three. -- James M. ENLOE of precinct number three as a candidate for Justice of the Peace. -- D. D. GRAHAM, of Farmersville, as a candidate for District Clerk, at the election in December next.

Republican State Ticket..... James W. THOMAS of Collin County for Comptroller.

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE:

The undersigned having been appointed administrator of the estate of Thomas RODMAN, dec'd - all persons having claims against the estate of the decedent are notified to present them for approval... [Signed] Geo. A. WILSON, Admr. McKinney.

LOCAL AND SPECIAL:

We have a report from Sherman that Mr. TUTTLE, the energetic sheriff of Grayson county, was shot in the thigh on the night of the 12th, in an attempt to arrest some disturber of the peace.

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McKinney Messenger. November 20, 1873, Vol. 18, No. 13. "Pledged but to Truth, to Liberty and Law, No Favor sways us - no Fear can Awe." James W. THOMAS, Editor and Proprietor.

POLITICS:

My name is before you as a candidate for the Lower House of the Legislature in this district. I have lived in Collin for the last 14 years...S. BOWLBY.

We are authorized by Dr. G. W. PATTERSON to say that he is no longer a candidate for the office of District clerk.

We are authorized to announce: W. D. LAIR, of this county, as a candidate to represent the counties of Collin, Denton and Wise in the Senate of the next legislature. -- A. J. TAYLOR as a candidate for Justice of the Peace in Precinct number one at the ensuing election. -- Thos. B. WILSON as a candidate for county Surveyor, at the December election. -- W. R. MACK as a candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct number one at the next general election. -- Jordan O. STRAUGHAN as a candidate for District Clerk of Collin county. -- Alexander BERRY consents to the use of his name as a candidate for the office of County Treasurer. -- C. H. WYSONG as a candidate for Justice of the Peace in precinct number three. -- James M. ENLOE of precinct number three as a candidate for Justice of the Peace. -- D. D. GRAHAM, of Farmersville, as a candidate for District Clerk, at the election in December next.

Republican State Ticket..... James W. THOMAS of Collin County for Comptroller.

RELIGIOUS:

There will be a four days' discussion held in the Baptist Church, at Farmersville, Collin county, Texas, commending the 2nd Monday in December next, between Rev. E. DARNIELLE Universalist, and Rev. H. C. ROGERS Methodist.

ADVERTISERS:

E. H. BOWLBY. Attorney at Law. And Land Agent, McKinney, Texas.

Jno. L. LOVEJOY, Jr. and Jno DICKSON, Attorneys at Law, Denton, Texas.

Dr. S. M. TUCKER, Weston, Texas Respectfully offers his professional services to the citizens of Collin County.

F. D. PINER, Attorney at Law, Bonham, Fannin Co., Texas.

B. M. E. SMITH and T. W. WILEY, Having formed a copartnership in the practice of their profession, offer their services to the citizens of McKinney and vicinity. Office on Virginia Street.

Dry Goods, Groceries, Etc., B. W. RHINE.

Charter Oak Stoves. Best to Use! Cheapest to Buy!! Easiest to Sell!!!. H. A. McDONALD, McKinney, Texas.

Guns, Pistols, Locks, Fire-Proof Safes, Scales, Sewing Machines, &C., &C. Chas J. CHRISTOPHER.

Furniture. Cheaper than the Cheapest. Isaac CROUCH, McKinney.

W. S. CLOYD. Watch maker, Jeweler, Gunsmith, Etc. West of the Public Square.

ARDINGER & Co. are overstocked. We have marked down to Panic Prices. Prudent men will investigate this.

Fall & Winter Goods. MURRAY & McKINNEY.

New Goods, Mammoth Stock! BENGE & HARRIS.

Clothing and Gents Furnishing Goods at ALEXANDER & ARON's.

I. D. NEWSOME & Son. Wholesale & retail Grocers and Dealers in Bagging and Ties.

Furniture! Superior and Cheap. Louis WETSEL.

T. H. EMERSON & Co., Bankers and Dealers in Exchange.

The Swinebroad Cotton Press and Universal Gin. T. L. McGEE, J. C. GLAKE, Proprietors.

W. B. LOGAN's is the place to buy....frills and ribbons, laces and edgings....

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McKinney Messenger. December 25, 1873, Vol. 18, No. 18. "Pledged but to Truth, to Liberty and Law, No Favor sways us - no Fear can Awe." James W. THOMAS, Editor and Proprietor.

ADVERTISERS:

E. H. BOWLBY. Attorney at Law. And Land Agent, McKinney, Texas.

Jno. L. LOVEJOY, Jr. and Jno DICKSON, Attorneys at Law, Denton, Texas.

Dr. S. M. TUCKER, Weston, Texas Respectfully offers his professional services to the citizens of Collin County.

F. D. PINER, Attorney at Law, Bonham, Fannin Co., Texas.

B. M. E. SMITH and T. W. WILEY, Having formed a copartnership in the practice of their profession, offer their services to the citizens of McKinney and vicinity. Office on Virginia Street.

Dry Goods, Groceries, Etc., B. W. RHINE.

Charter Oak Stoves. Best to Use! Cheapest to Buy!! Easiest to Sell!!!. H. A. McDONALD, McKinney, Texas.

Guns, Pistols, Locks, Fire-Proof Safes, Scales, Sewing Machines, &C., &C. Chas J. CHRISTOPHER.

Furniture. Cheaper than the Cheapest. Isaac CROUCH, McKinney.

W. S. CLOYD. Watch maker, Jeweler, Gunsmith, Etc. West of the Public Square.

ARDINGER & Co. are overstocked. We have marked down to Panic Prices. Prudent men will investigate this.

Fall & Winter Goods. MURRAY & McKINNEY.

New Goods, Mammoth Stock! BENGE & HARRIS.

Clothing and Gents Furnishing Goods at ALEXANDER & ARON's.

I. D. NEWSOME & Son. Wholesale & retail Grocers and Dealers in Bagging and Ties.

Furniture! Superior and Cheap. Louis WETSEL.

T. H. EMERSON & Co., Bankers and Dealers in Exchange.

The Swinebroad Cotton Press and Universal Gin. T. L. McGEE, J. C. GLAKE, Proprietors.

W. B. LOGAN's is the place to buy....frills and ribbons, laces and edgings....



LOCAL AND SPECIAL:

All persons indebted to us must settle. Money or cotton we must have, and that speedily. We mean what we say. BOARD, NENNEY & WELCH.

James HARMAN's photograph gallery is in a one story building on Tennessee street south of the public square.

Lieut. STARR, U.S.A., who has been in this vicinity with a squad of troops for some days past for the purpose of buying horses, was, on Tuesday evening last, assaulted by one HATCHER, while in a restaurant on the east side of the public square. [He] was unarmed but defended himself with a loaded whip, with which he knocked his assailant down two or three times. HATCHER was promptly arrested by the civil authorities and lodged in jail. We understand that next Friday has been set or investigation of the case.

The Pilot Point Democrat has changed hands. Mr. W. M. McCONNELL has purchased the interests of Messrs. BENNETT & TRASK. Major Van B. BENNETT is still retained as joint editor with Mr. McCONNELL.

Mr. Jacob BALDWIN, living ten miles east of [Bonham], was taken with a spasm, while standing near the fire, after all the family had retired a few nights ago, and fell into the flames. When discovered he was seriously, if not fatally burned.

COLLIN COUNTY ESTRAY:

Estrayed by Noah HAMPTON before R. C. WHITE, J. P., Precinct No. 1, on the 2nd day of December 1873, one sorrel mare, 8 or 9 years old, about 15 hands high, blazed face, hind feet white...valued at $40 by T. B. WILSON and G. A. WILSON. Attest: J. M. BENGE, Clerk.

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