Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 35, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 26, 1898 Page: 4 of 8
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A Car of the Genuine
Ohas. K. Holchak’s.
Published every /Wednesday by
C. VV. WARD.
One Year, postpaid, - - - - -■ $1.00
Entered at the Shiner, Texas, Post-
office as second-class matter.
SHINER, TEN,, WED., JAN- 26, 1898
.. J 15.00
Representative ....... .
. . . 10.00
County offices ...........
.. . 5.00
. .. 2.50
.. . 3.00
For Tax Collector,
E. F. RUHMANN.
For Justice of the Peace, Precinct
We are authorized to announce
Frank Slanina, Sr., of Wied, as a
candidate for Justice of Precinct
No. 3, subject to the action of the
For Constable, Precinct No. 3,
We are authorized to announce
IT. J. Slanina, of Sweet Home, as
a candidate for Constable of Pre-
cinct No. 3, subject to the action of
the Democratic party.
Good to Eat.
The chances are that Eugene
Burt will never hang. A fool of a
judge, named Brooks, granted him
a stay last Thursday and he will
be tried for insanity some time
next spring. The judge should be I
lynched and Burt roasted by a
slow fire. The crime with which
he stands charged is the murder of
his wife and two babies.
e invite the ladies to call and look over our fine assorted stock |l|i
.. of Winter Dress Goods—Trimmings to match. Our stock of Capes, pi
Jackets and Shawls is full and complete. Our stock of Clothing, Over- is§|
coats, Hats, Shoes and Underwear is larger and cheaper than ever before, gp
jfj Call and Examine Our Stock
1 Before Buying Elsewhere ...'
We are buying all our goods direct from the factory.
General Merchandise always on hand.
Complete stock of gif
if! Complete stock of Newton Wagons, Vehicles, etc.
I WOLTERS BROS.
“Boss, I dun spent dat money
wot 37ou gimme, and if you wants
to be ’leeted for sho, you’s got to
put up some mo’.” Colorado
county election talk.—Weimar
It also sounds very much like
Lavaca county election talk. The
papers all over the country should
Wage war on this iniquity, per-
suade candidates to stand on their
honor and make Negro politicians
go to work. It lies in the power
of the press to do a good work here
nnd it should not be neglected.
It has been demonstrated that
the Gazette is not only good to
read but is also good to eat. Mr.
Trautwein came up town Wednes-
day evening and got his Gazette
out of the post office and laid it in
a basket which he was carrying.
He then walked down to the gin
where he had to feed some stock
before he went home. Going to
the feed pen he set the basket just
inside the fence and went inside.
When he got through with his
work he came out and started to
pick up his basket, when he no-
ticed that his paper was gone. He
looked around and saw the last of
it just going dovvfi the throat of an
•old brindle cow which was stand-
ing just outside the fence. She
had run her tongue through a
crack in the fence and gobbled up
the paper. Mr. Trautwein said,
“I grabbed up a fence rail and
tried to smash her but she backed
off and actually winked at me.
She was licking her chops like she
had eaten something mighty good.
When I got home my wife had to
go over to the neighbors and borrow
The Gazette is still only a dol-
lar a year.
Long Staple Cotton.
A report from Cuero regarding
the new long staple cotton gin in
operation there is as follows:
The “long staple cotton gin”
shipped here from England, which
is under the management and
control of the government agent,
Mr. W. S. Stevens of Charleston,
S. C., is now in operation at
Messrs. H. Runge & Co.’s gin.
The gin, known as the “McCart-
ney Single Action Cotton Gin,” is
manufactured at Bolton, England,
and furnished to the government
by the Baiiey-Lebby company- of
Charleston, S. C., is that used
almost exclusively in Egypt. It
consists of a roller, covered with
leather, either in solid washer or in
strips fastened to wood, against
which is pressed a fixed knife-
The cotton thrown into the hopper
and falling is seized by the friction
of the leather and is drawn between
the fixed knife and leather surface.
While this is taking place there is
a beater knife which is recipro-
cated at a considerable speed and
which strikes the seed attached to
the cotton drawn away by the
leather roller. Tile detached seed
will then fall through a “grid”
provided for that ptirpose. The
cotton is constantly fed to the
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I have sold my STEEL STAR MILLS to the following parties during iho
A. H. WE MKIN,
H. WECKERING, Oak Grove.
A. LAIL Hoekheim.
F, T. PINTER, Yoakum.
F. HASSMANN, ...... Shiner,
A. TIOSEK, Nickle.
JOE MARICK, Hoekheim.
D. OTBOLD, ..
J, H. IIUEBNER,
M. L. EIDSON,
ED. MERShBERGER “
G. SEFJECK, Nickle.
A. VAHALEK, Hoekeim.
G. E. RUHMANN,
Manufacturer of Galvanized Iron
roller by the action of an auto-
matic feeder, also with a reciprocal
motion. The production is from
seventy-five to eighty pounds of
clean cotton per hour. Three
horse power being sufficient to run
the gin at full speed.
W. H, Wentworth, the gentle-
man who has labored for years to
introduce long staple cotton in
Southwest Texas and at whose re-
quest this experimental test is now
being made, has about 4000 pounds
of Egyptian cotton, together with
the hybrid of his tfvvii creation that
is being put- through the gin above
The cotton when ginned shows a
long'silky fibre, measuring from
one and. one-quarter to one and
one-half inches in length, some-
what resembling mohair or cash-
A number of citizens and farmers
are present and there is a decided
interest manifested in the test.
Mr. Pittock of the Agricultural
and Mechanical college of Br}ran,
Texas, is present and taking the
data to be used in a report that
will shortly appear relative to the
test now in progress.
When it is thoroughly demons-
trated that the production of long
staple cotton will pay in this sec-
tion, the problem of low priced
cotton will doubtless be solved and
instead of the planter realizing 4
to 5 cents for his cotton crop,
double or three times this sum will
be obtained and Mr. Wentworth
will have his reward for the pro-
gress and enterprise he has evinced
in so perseveringly keeping this
question before the public.
Texas Criminal Law.
At Waco last week a man named
Burris was set at liberty after
being convicted four times.
Burris was charged with high-
way robbery two vears ago last
October, Allison Harrison, ihe
assistant postmaster, being the
victim. The robbery was com-
mitted in the business center of
the city and the robbers were #cap-
tured soon afterward in a 'saloon i
Lou Moore, now serving a life term
in the penitentiary for the murder
of Deputy Sheriff Tate of Dallas,
was Burris’ pal on this occasion
and was convicted and given nine
years. Burris has been tried four
times and convicted each time.
The case was reversed once and
the Verdict in each of two other
convictions was set aside and a
new trial given. The last trial,
which was concluded last Saturday,
resulted in conviction and a five-
year term, whereupon Burris’
attorneys applied for a .writ of
habeas corpus asking for his re-
lease on the ground that he had
been placed in jeopardy before the
The former jeopardy plea is
based upon the fact that in the
trial of the case the third time, in
November, 1896, one of the jurors
who had been accepted, sworn and
empanneled to try the case, was
excused and anothqr juror was
sworn in his stead. James M.
Kendric, the juroy discharged,
arose at the conclusion of the read-
ing of the indictment^ and stated
that he was on the grand jury
which had indicted defendant.. It
was decided that he was disquali-
fied and was consequently excused.
The defendant entered a plea of
former jeopardy in his appeal after
conviction on that trial, but the
Court of Appeals reversed the case
on other grounds and did not pass
upon that point. The attorneys
for defendant presented their argu-
ments yesterday before Judge
Winter. They maintained that
Burris was in jeopardy when he
was arraigned before the jury in
the trial of November, 1896, with
Kendric as juror, and when Ken-
dric was excused and another juror
sworn in it was another arraign-
ment and placed him in jeopardy a
second time. Judge Winter sus-
tained the plea and discharged the
Ballard's Snow Liniment
Will cure Lame Back, Sore Throat
Wounds, Sprains, Bruises, Cute, Oh
Sores. Ladies, it will cure vou
back-ache. For sale by
Henry Krause of Moulton passed
through here Monday on his way
to Gonzales on business.
Ballard’s Horehound Svrup
Is not a mixture of stomaeli destroy-
ing drugs, but is a scientifieaiiv pri -
pared remedy that cures coughs and
colds, and all throat and long troub-
les Its action is quick, prompt and
positive. & 50c. For sale by
Mrs. S. L. Townsend o.f Yoakum
died Friday from the eifects of an
over dose of morphine, taken acci-
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Ward, Charles W. Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 35, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 26, 1898, newspaper, January 26, 1898; Shiner, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1111122/m1/4/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Shiner Public Library.