Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 26, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 24, 1897 Page: 3 of 8
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ALL OYER THE COAST-
NEWSY ITEMS FROM VARiOUS
SECTIONS OF THE STATE.
General Summary of U*ops Produced—
Immigration and Improvement Notes of
■Our Sister Cities—Pickups Tkat Are of
Borne feiw -stock sales were made at
Oakville itihifc week. Only those are
seiMing that are mot laible to pasture or
fOakVillLe, Live Oak county, weather
eoatlin'ues idry. 'Water is getting scarce.
Gltialss .is (failing. Stockmen who thought
Ittoeiir grass was eufftjeto'-1c Ito carry
thro'uiglii (their stock wore Saturday
Beevlllto is to have a telephone ex-
change. The system 'w-illl (be put in by
the Walde Glty, Alice and Corpus Chris-
ti Telephone ooimip'amy. Manager Tioim
Collins after canvasisiinig the business
plant olf town decided he iw<ais sufficient-
ly encouraged to esitaibliBh an ex-
change. 'Work (w5QH Ibe begun alt once.
The coinoimisisioners court of Live Oak
county has 'been in session all the
week. Noth much business wa:s trans-
uiciterf. Countiing of 'the county's mon-
ey in the .hands of ifihe (treasurer was
new to .tille officials. Their report shotwis
the treasurer, Alexander Coker, hald
ail the (balances on (hand in cash.
Grange nice farmers have assurance
ifincim Nelw Orleans and other points
tlhiat agents ifr-oim 'tillere will visit this
section to 'buy their grain as soon as
they can get o*ut of the city. They are
dl&lpiased to hold, hoping to get bet-
ter ptlices, as i't is now (olelar that the
crop is shout everywhere.
The imeetiin'g of the Vegetable, Fruit
ahd MieOou Growers’ association of
'Southwest Texas alt 'Corpus Childtii
Sialbuilday 'was falirily well attend#tl.
After 'the .roultine Ibudiness was trams-'
acted the assoidialtion adjourned sub-
ject to the call of the icbaiinmam. AH
the counties oGimpiosing the association
The epidemic among the horses in
Brazoria 'county shows no sign of
alha'teimenit. (A11 nreimediles .recounmcnd-
ecl have failed here. A large number
diield (during tlhe past week, some far-
mers losing every head. This, with
(the low price of cotton, will work a
great hardship on 'many, who will be
amiable to replace the iodt stock. The
'dfisieta.se seems (to (be atmospheric* as
horses thalt have been kept up and
carefully tended have (died, as well as
•those that were on grass.
'The poultry and egg business along
the western branch of the S’anta Fe is
an Industry of vast proportions. Every
express car froim that direction is load-
ed 'with ithe feathered stock and by
both express and .freight come fortunes
am. eggs, ‘America’s chief crop.” The
express .matter is all transferred at
Temple to the maun line, and it makes
lots of work for the Temple force. 'Re-
cently this correspondent eaime into
possession of same figures relating ito
this Industry, the city of Lampasas be-
ing 'the place .reported. It was learned
that last year Lampasas shipped 105,-
000 chickens, 10,500 turkeys and 8 oars
of eggs, the total value (being estimat-
ed at $65,000.
Tlhe WIHlialmison Oounlty Cotton Grow-
ers’ union held a meeting at George-
'ifnwn 'Saturday 'for the 'purpose of
diis'cusisiing the 'money rent vs. share of
the crop question. The meeting was
hairimonious, landlords and tenants
agreeing that their interests were mu-
tual and that 'they should co-operate
to the matter. 'The action of wli i te-
mps 'threatening (to burn houses, sow
.liolhnston grass and poison wells was
unanimously condemned, and tlhe Im-
pression that 'the perpetrators repre-
sent the tenanlt class of Williamson
county was repudiated. About 600
were present. A committee, was ap-
pointed to devise some practical plan
The ladies elf .Ailvin and surrounding
country began three years ago to make
a .specialty of the cihrysanithemum, and
their succests has surprised even the
moist sanguine. iA few years ago this
flower was bait a to ado w of what it has
been brought, to by careful propaga-
tion, and the soil and Climate of this
section seem to lie peculiarly suited to
■ills perfect development. To see the
aggregation as arranged iu the hall is
a rev elation and well worth the time.
Great fluffy balls of purest White and
colons, some of thelm eight Inches in di-
ameter, are artistically grouped to com-
bine the best results of colors and eoim-
biuations; specimen pfiants several feet
high, masses of blocon, show the perfec-
tion of culture. The third annual chry-
santhemum show, wih'ibh was opened
on Friday alfiternoon, has proven a suc-
cess financially and otherwise. Crowds
have thronged the building at all hours
anti every one feels that they have
'been benefited .to have seen so much of
the beautiful and pure. lEstheti'cally,
•these tl'Ciwer shews are a fine educator
totr the rising generation, instilling
ideas off beauty and purity. Place a
ml.t.n among music, flowers and good
women, and unless his makeup is a
failure, he can but cultivate his best
enxtoons and develop into what lie
was dcsigne'd in the creation, the great-
est Work of ithe Maker.
Vegetables Growers’ Meeting.
Oonpus 'Ohrlislbi, Nueces Oo., Texas.,
November 14.—The fifth meeting of th6
Vegetable, Fruit and Melon Growers'
association of Soni'tilnwest Texas Wa&
'held yeslterlday to Cioaipus Ghris'ti at 3
p. m. Chairman John Willacy of Sain
Patralcio icailSeld the meeting to order,
after which .Captain G, C. 'Health of
Nueces was elected temporary secre-
'The iminultes of the two previous
meetings were read and adopted.
The 'treasurer’s report, showing the
association !to Ibe (Sn la most sa't.isfactorj
financial con'cMtiom, was adopted and
filed (for future reference.
President Wffiacy 'addressed the
meeting, urging unity of a'ction among
all 'the producers and isihippers of
Sodtlliweslt Texts. (After Air. Willacy
hald finlished speaking the executive
committee, consisting of President Wil-
lacy, W. H. 'Baldwin, C. C. Heath and
A. 'G. 'GaiHiia, made tlhe following report,
which was adopted section by seidtion:
To the president and members of the
Soul tin west Texas Fruit, Vegetable and
Alston Growers’ laissolaiafion. YVe, your
executive 'committee, beg leave :to re
pout as follows:
1. The employment of a state agent
'to represent itllie organization, with
headquarters alt Dallas, on a salary of
$100 per month and a®tuall necessary
2. We also recommend the employ-
meint of ah agent; with headquarters
at Sit. Louis or Chicago, a.s in his dis-
cretion may seelm (best, on a salary of
$100 per mlonltih land his actual ex-
3. The duties Of saiild agent shall be
to oversee the bustoess of this associa-
tion in the sale and disposition of pro-
ducts and to relcoimlmend agent's in as
many towns and ic’ities, in and out of
the .state, as possible. And Ito report
dialily (to the executive committee the
condition of the market and to give
such advice 'and 'take such iseitips as to
the mianagtimenlii of the business of the
aisiaoaiaition as may ibe deemed neces-
4. Ten per cent df Ithe gross sales of
all Shipments isha.ll he paid into the
treasury of this association to (secure
the salaries and expenses of Its agents.
5. 'The treasurer of the association is
empowered and directed to pay the
agents’ salaries on the first day of each
month with any funds on hand, taking
therefor a receipt.
6. The different agents shall present
(heir accounts for expenses to (the exec-
utive committee. As .soon after as
practical saiid committee shall audit
and approve same if they are found to
be correct. After approval .same shall
be paid by the treasurer of the asso-
7. Ait tlhe end of each business ses-
sion 'any money in the hand's of (the
.treasurer may Ibe refunded to ‘the mem-
bers cf the association, each, member
to receive an amount in proportion to
the shipments he made.
8. AVe recommend that the associft-
tion adopt uniform packages for the
shipment of produdtts.
9. AVe recommend that each agent
and 'the secretary and treasurer of the
association enter into band with, at
least (two sureties in the sum of $500,
•payable to the president and hi,s suc-
cessors, conditioned that they will
faithfully account for and pay out all
'moneys belonging t otiie association
which may came into (their hands, said
bond to be approved Iby the executive
Hipon .motion of W. H. Baldwin the
fciliciwtiug section whs added to the
There may be am assistant secretary
to 'the association, who shall perform
the secretary's duties in the absence
of that officer, said assistant ito give
bohd as secretary and be elected the
same as other officers.
The Sian Antonio and Aransas Pass
railroad has offered Che association a
fast freight and refrigerator oar ser-
vice to dmteior and noth era points and
it is safe to assume that within a short
time a .satisfactory agreement between
the railroad and association will be
BIG GAME PLENTIFUL
Bear, Moose and Caribou Numerous at
the Upper Ottawa’s Sources.
From the New York Sun: An In-
dian missionary, ReY. Father Laniel of
the Oblat order, has recently returned
to civilization from the longest trip
yet made by any of his order to min-
ister to the aboriginal inhabitants of
the wild and little known country wa-
tered from the sources of the upper
Ottawa river. From the outer confines
of civilization at Mattawa the mission-;
ary traveled no less than 800 miles
through this rough north country, the
greater part of his journey being made
in a birch bark canoe. He passed by
'the headwaters of the Gatineau, the
Desert, the Coulogne, the Damoine and
Lake Keepewa, visiting also the In-
dians of the posts of Barriere, Grand
!kake Victoria and Grassy lake. At
.Barriere the missionary found 150 In-
dians congregated to trade with the
(factor of the Hudson Bay Company,
^Their method of bartering with the
company is quite ingenious. For the
prst day or two after their appearance
ht the post they say nothing of their
punt and make iu> offer to sell any-
thing to the factor. Finally their dis-
cretion is overcome by their want ol
tobacco or flour or trinkets, and they
cautiously advance with a few skins,
.which they dispose of for the means
pf supplying their immediate wants.
To all inquiries they reply that the
hunt has been a poor one, and that
jhey have secured but few trophies of
jheir chase. Gradually more and more
peltries are produced, and soon the en-
tire season’s hunt is disposed of, imme-
diate use being made of the goods ob-
tained in exchange, with no regard for
uture necessities. Nominally, these
ndians are Christians, but practically
they live in the grossest immorality.
Father Laniel in his last trip persuaded
five couple to pass through the eere-
jmony of matrimony, and other mis-
sionaries testify to the difficulty which
they experience in preventing polyg-
amy and in inducing some of the lead-
ing men of the tribe to put aside their
superfluous wives. These Indians are
sxceedingly superstitious, and the kill-
ing of a bear is the occasion of a re-
markable festival among them. The
bear’s head is placed upon a pole with
a piece of tobacco in the mouth. While
some contend that this is simply to'
show other Indians that bears have
been found there, or to keep tfie skull
beyond the reach of dogs, others say
that it is to honor the animal and pro-
pitiate the spirit of its kind. At times
many bears’ skulls may be seen upon
the same pole. Occasionally the skulls
of beavers are treated thus. But this
season beavers have been exceedingly
rare, and but few have been killed, and
now the animal is to be protected by
law until 1900.
Sixteen to One -in China.
A kind of Chinese money which is
largely manufactured and sold is
worthy of mention, although the trav-
eler need not trouble himself with it
except as a curiosity. This is prepared
for the special purpose of burning at
the graves of deceased relatives, as an
offering to the dead. The denizens of
the other world are supposed to re-
quire and to he capable of receiving
money in this way; but the Chinaman
is far too practical a person to part in
such a fashion with the currency of the
empire. Instead he buys for a few
“cash” a large supply of silvered and
gilded pieces of paper, or of imitation'
coins blocked out of cardboard. Al-
though these have no purchasing pow-
er on earth, they are supposed to count;
for much in the transactions of the
spirit world. By this preetice, one is
reminded of an old story of a miser
who left his belongings to his son on
condition that a certain sum of money
should be buried in the coffin with him.
The son wa^, however, a chip of the
old block and carried out his father’s
wishes by placing in the coffin a crossed
check for the required amount, assured
that it had little chance of being pre-
sented at his banker’s.—Chamber’s
| A REMARKABLE CURE FOR
In 1S62, when I served my country as
a private in Company A, 167th Penn-
sylvania Volunteers, I contracted
chronic diarrhoea. It has given me a
great deal of trouble ever since I
have tried a dozen different medicines
and several prominent doctors without
any permanent relief. Not long ago a
friend sent me a sample bottle of
Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Di-
arrhoea Remedy, and after that I
bought and took a 50-cent bottle; and
I can say that I am entirely cured.
I cannot betlrankful enough to you for
this great Remedy, and recommend it
to all suffering veterans. If in doubt
write me. Yours greatfully,
For sale by all druggists.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM.
The Caymans in the West Indies ex-
port nothing but turtles.
There are 10,800 teachers in the dim-
inutive kingdom of Belgium.
Macon, Ga., has a fine ambulance for
sick or injured white people, but the
police wagon serves for injured ne-
“When did s£e firlst seem to become
dissatisfied with your present?” “When
she accidentally ran across the price
“Let me give you a pointer,” said
M. F. Gregg, a popular conductor on
the Missouri Pacific railroad. “Do
you know that Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea, Remedy cures
you when you have the stomach ache?
Well it does.” After giving this
friendly hit of advice, the jolly con-
ductor passed on down the aisle. It is
a fact that thousands of railroad and
traveling men never take a trip with-
out a bottle of this Remedy,which is
the best cure for bowel disorders in
the world. 25 and 50 cent bottles for
sale by all druggists.
Taxidermy is one of the latest fade
of New York women. It is said that
Mrs. Jack Astor started the fashion
by learning the art in order that toe
could preserve with her own hands the
feathered trophies of her hunting expe-
A Chesterfield (N. H.) woman was
horrified recently to discover a huge
black snake coiled up in the lap of her
little son, about a year old, one fold of
the snake being about the child’s neck.
Her screams frightened away the rep-
It’s always gratifying to receive testii
manlals for Chamberlain’s CoHc, Chol-
era and Diarrhoea Remedy, and when
the endorsement is from a physician
is especially so. “There is no more
satisfactory or effective remedy than
Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Di-
arrhoea Remedy,” writes Dr. R. E.
Itobey, physician and pharmacist, of
Olney, Mo.; and1 as he has used the
Remedy in his own family and sold it
in his drug store for six years he
should certainly know. For sale by all
NOTES ON FASHION.
White furs—from the unassuming
white bunny to the ermine—are com-
ing it. The white-crested grebe which
was worn years ago is also a new ar-
Dainty hosiery is seen in white silk
embroidered in silver or gold thread.
Black silk stockings are embroidered
in red. Bronze shoes with hosiery to
match will be worn.
Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy always affords
prompt relief. For sale by all drug-
Someboay gives me roilowing anti-
thetical advice: “Drink less, breathe
more; eat less, chew more; ride less
walk more; clothe less, bathe more;
worry less, work more; waste less
Rive more; write less, read more’;
preach less, practice more.”
larlle and Granite
Chas. S. VanNostrand,
SCULPTOR AND PROPRIETOR,
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
MARBLE & GRANITE
MONUMENTAL WORK given our spe-
We solicit your patronage and GUARAN-
We have as many monuments to sell as
any one. Prices are as low as is consistent
with First Class Work and Material.
C. H. HBBENER, - General Salesman*
J. M. KRUEGER, - Local Salesmen
BLUR LODGE 1.20,
O. D. H. S.
Meets first and third Sunday in
each month at Opera House.
5MB LODGE BO. Ill
A. O. U. W.
Meets second Monday in each
month at Opera House.
K. of P.
Meets first and third Friday nights
In each month at Opera House.
w. o. w.
Meets last Wednesday in each
month at Opera House.
fITEZ LODGE NO. 199
C. S. P. s.
The 'merchants of Culvert have deter-
mined that they 'will melt carry some of
the renters who are paying money
rent. With the low price of cotton, the
metiichants say they hare the burden
to ’Carry, and they reason (that -the lund-
iic*rd should share the losses, if any.
iciC'nsequen’.t utpon the 'decline in the
price of tlhe coitton. loan'd is now be-
fog rented on the share plan, white
there a.re insranee's where the landlord
agrees, if money rent is paid, he 'will
guarantee the tenant 6c for his Cotton.
Under this plan there would be an op-
portunity for the tenant farmer com-
ing out even. .It .is conceded that, the
present .price of cotton is below the
'cost of production and it is an i*m-
•possibility for the farmer to raise an-
other crop otf cotton ait this year s
prices. Since the 'merchants have de-
termined to not carry a certain class
of farmer patrons, who pay money
rent, there will! have to be a Change
made .in the renting system next Sea-
son. else the Lunds will lie idle.
Mr. R. W. Johnson returned to Oak-
YHleOast week. He (ha d been east with
horses. He says the low price of cot-
ton makes money too scarce to trade
Bones of a Mastodon.
The bones of a prehistoric monster
have been discovered on a large farm
about a mile south of Batavia. While
Philip and George Baker, dairymen,
were digging a grave for a degd horse,
at a depth of about three feet the shov-
el struck an obstruction, which, on
being pried up with a rail, was broken.
It turned out to he an ivory tusk in
a splendid state of preservation. A
portion cf the tusk is of the consist-
ency of chalk. One end of it, however,
was not injured, and was of solid
ivory. It is five feet in length, and
about five inches in diameter at tha
widest end, and at the point about two
and a half irches. A portion cf a rib,
about 36 inches long, was also found.
Dr. E. E. Snow, who has traveled ex-
tensively in Africa, pronounced the
tusk that of a mastodon.—Scientific
Freak of Human Nature.
tA man in southwest Missouri who
advertised for his IoeP wife the other
day says she Has r harmonica with
her and always a cud of chewing gum
in her mouth. And yet lie wants her
O. D. H. S.
Meets second Sunday in each month
at Opera House.
Mayor...................J. C. Blohm
. Marshal...............R. II. Lloessin
Meets Second Sunday iu each..oath 1 G. H. Flato. Louis Trautw-ein,
over Seydler’s saloon. I J' Wagaer, J. H. Huebner,
E. F. Wolters.
—On Sale via the-
San Aitoaion aid Aransas Pass Raflway
EASTERN SUMER RESORTS
iafl Cop Clrisii, Mjort, Aransas Pass anfl PortM
Apply to Local Ticket Agent
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Ward, Charles W. Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 26, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 24, 1897, newspaper, November 24, 1897; Shiner, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1110950/m1/3/: accessed May 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Shiner Public Library.