Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 42, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 15, 1899 Page: 1 of 8
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SHINER, LAVACA COUNTY, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 15, 1899.
C. L. WILLIAMS,
Dealer in Real Estate,
Lumber and Shingles.
ONG-leaf trine and cypress lumber, cypress pickets and moulding:
JL* sash, doors, blinds, and builders’ hardware. Mountain Cedar
and Post Oak Posts, Brick, lime and cement. Waukegan and Glidden
Barb Wire, Slick Wire. Hodge Wire Fence. Rubber mixed paints,
white lead, oil, varnishes, &c. Studebaker. Old Hickory and Tennessee
wagons. Extra wagon and buggy tongues, and shafts. Extra wagon
wheels. Hacks, Surries, Phaetons, Buggies and Buckboards. Extra
buggy and hack tops. Single and double harness, bridles and collars.
Shiner, - -- -- -- -- Texas-
WATCHMAKER, JEWELER AND OPTICIAN;
Clocks, Watches, Rings, Bracelets
and a fine line of Silver Ware suitable
for Wedding presents.
THE flcMURRAY KILLING.
Gents’ Watches from $2.50 to $25.
Ladies’ “ “ $4.00 to $80.
Clocks “ $1.00 to $18.
Solid Gold Rings “ .75 to $20.
WATCHES, JEWELRY AND
SEWING MACHINES RE-
PAIRED AND GUARANTEED.
Don’t order Jewelry or Silverware in New York or Chicago when
you can get it just as cheap in Shiner.
DRUGGIST AND STATIONER.
A Complete Line of Drugs and Patent Medicines
Always in Stock.
School Books and. Stationery. .
PRICES VERY LOW.
SHINER. - - - TGXHS.
A difficulty occured last Satur-
dajyon the Me Mur ray place about
fivy miles from Shiner, between Sam
McMurray and Chas. Ledbetter, in
which the former was shot and
killed. There had previously been
trouble between the two, and Mc-
Marray had ordered Ledbetter off
his place. Saturday evening Led-
better went to the McMurray place
to see a tenant, a young Mexican
about sixteen years old. While
Ledbetter was talking to the Mexi-
can, McMurray came up accompan-
ied by his you®? son about ten
years old. McMurray on seeing
Ledbetter again ordered him off the
place. Ledbetter refused to go.
sprang from his1 buggy, drew his
pistol,and fired attMcMurray, shoot-
Additiona! Local News.
—The case against E. F. Ruh-
mann, in the county court, for ag-
gravated assault, resulted in a mis-
—LaGrippe is claiming its vic-
tims on all sides. Postmaster R.
G. Seydler is among the latest to
—Mrs. W. A. Thatcher and little
TWO THOUSAND Y0LTS.
A Man Survived a Powerful Current
New York, March 8.—Joseph
Hampel, an employe of the Lexing-
ton avenue power house, while
working at his switchboard, received
and survived an electric shock of
about 2000 volts. The man’s body
daughter Robert, came down from wag burned black from head to
Flatonia Sunday, to see the editor | foot, every stitch of clothing was
ing him throughi
moved his pistol
FREE and PROMPT
Leave Your Orders.
Prices to suit the Times.
S. A. Carnes Mgr,_
I JvLSt Received I |
-A Well Selected Stock Of-,
Spring and Summer Goods, At
CHAS. K. HOLCHAK’S. 1
<r^K Nice Line of Oxford Ties.~^>
I Will Sell You Goods At the Very Lowest Prices.
And Give You Good Value For Your Money.
breast, the ball
trough his body
». h:j.ck bone.
the ground, re-
from his breast,
and taking it with him, drove to
Iialletsville and surrendered to the
officers. McMurray died in thirty
minutes after being shot.
The above is from the statements
made by the Mexican and the 6on
of McMurray. Ledbetter asserts
that McMurray had drawn his pis-
tol and had it at half cock before
The Best Reading for the Family.
.......... We have made arrangements whereby we can offer..........
TEXAS FARM and RANCH
The Shiner Gazette,
Both Papers for One Year for $1.25.
Texas Farm and Ranch is the cleanest and best Agricultural.
Stock and Family Paper in the Southwest. It is printed on
uper-calendered paper, is handsomely printed, beautifully il-
ustrated, ably edited, and costs only $1 per year of 52 issues,
ach of which is full of delight, inspiration and practical value
each member of every family............................
"OU NEED the news which wTe give, and YOU NEED
the best family j aper, which is the Texas Farm and
Ranch. Only $1.25 for both papers for one year.
No sickness around here at pres-
Some of our farmers are speak-
ing of planting some cotton next
Win. McElroy was here from
Monseratte last Sunday.
Dan Thornton was here from
Moulton last Thursday on business.
The Schuetzen Verein will give
a ball here Saturday night 18th of
this month which will be free for
everybody, so we have been in-
formed. Music will be furnished
by the Barton string band of Sweet-
Home. These are all expert mus-
As there is so much talk about
boll weevils being found in the
bloodweed, I took one of these weeds
and examined it carefully and
found thirteen weevil.
—Shiner has been drawn on
heavily for the grand and petit
juries at the next term of the dis-
—We are pleased to1 see R. G.
Seydler and E, C. Merseberger out
again after a/severe wrestle with
—The merchants of Shiner carry
as large and complete stocks of
good* «re toJy> found '"VU4-*
anti sell as kpv.
—Mr. J. C. Thatcher, just mus-
tered out of the 4th Texas regiment
at San Antonio, is here on a visit
to his sister Mrs. Habermacher.
—Real estate has been fluctuat-
ing considerably in Shiner during
the past week. The heavy March! Galveston, Texas, March 9.—
winds put it first up and then down, j R^hard Koper, proprietor and edi-
tor of a German paper at LaGrange,
torn from him, and he fell senseless
through a hole instantaneously
burned in the floor by the terrific
electrical power. The doctors who
attended him say there is no case
on record of a man withstanding a
similar shock. The accident was
caused through Hampel trying to
tighten a loose screw on the switch-
board and in some way made a
circuit. The enormous po/^er of the
shock may be judged from the fact
^ *-**--' i-» *-A ■ • 7*f‘v j* p
justed all the' cars of the#%ad were
brought to a standstill.
RICHARD KOPER DROWNED.
Editor of a LaGiange Patter Met
Death at Galveston,
—Mr. F. Matirin of Gonzales
county was in Shiner last Friday,
meeting old friends, and paid this
Texas, was drowned tonight. Mr,
Koper has been the guest of A. J.
Rosenthal, chicff deputy collector of
office a pleasant call and set hiB dale |cugtomS) a„d in coinpany with
Alleged Express Robber Now In
Prison in Mexico.
Laredo, Texas, March 9.—Thor-
oughly authentic news has reached
this city that Beeler, the alleged
Wells-Fargo Express company ab-
sconder, who got away from the
office at the time of the disappear-
ance of $50,000 during the early
part of last January, was captured
this morning at Bustamante, Mex-
ico, and is now in the hands of the
—We offer the Ledger Monthly,
one of the finest illustrated maga-
zines published, and the Shiner
Gazette, for only $1.25 a year.
FOUND—By Mr. J. R. Vickers,
a bunch of keys, one brass door key.
the others small. The owner can
have same by calling at this office
and paying for this notice.
—There will be plenty of busi-
ness for the April term of the dis-
trict court. The docket shows
Rosenthal was visiting the officers
of the German steamship Ellen
Rickmers, lying at pier 10, tonight.
In descending the ladder on leav-
ing the ship, Koper missed his foot-
ing and fell between the vessel and
pier into the bay and perished be-
fore assistance could reach him.
The body was recovered. Mr. Koper
was about 60 years of age, a bache-
lor and has no relatives in this
General Henry says be has
given the Porto Ricans too much
twenty-five criminal cases, and up- j vein, and now he is going to taka
in the slack. The administration
will soon learn that the Spanish
wards of two hundred civil cases.
—Rev. R. J. Deets will begin a
protracted meeting at the Metho-
dist church at Halletsville tonight.
He will be assisted by Prof. Doyle,
a noted singer. The meeting will
continue until the 26th;
—We regret very much to hear
that the barn of Mr. Rud. Jaeggli
was destroyed by fire last Friday
morning at Moulton. The loss was
about $750,00 and insurance only
$250.00. The origin of the fire is
The Gazette did some printing
last week for Mr. R. H. Anthony,
an old ex-Confederate, who lost a
leg at the battle of Gettysburg. Mr.
Anthony is exhibiting a Graplpp-
colonies cannot be ruled by kind-
ness, but must be kept down with
a firm hand.
“The modern pill” is rightly ap-
plied to Dr. isawyer’s .Little Wide
Awake Pills, because they perfectly
and completely cured hi 11 in us nee-,
inactive liver and constipation. For
sale by Aug. Grave.
Raiser Hia Own Admiral-
The official reason for the resig-
nation7 of Admiral Knoor is that
the kaiser will become his own ;u -
miral in chief'
A priceless blessing is found in
Dr. Sawyer’s Arnica and Witch
v - ; | Hazel Salve for piles, hives, set Id-
phone through the country, an drive j head, eczema, pin worms, burns tnd.
wish him success. [cuts. For sale by Aug. Gra\e.
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Habermacher, J. C. Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 42, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 15, 1899, newspaper, March 15, 1899; Shiner, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1111175/m1/1/: accessed May 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Shiner Public Library.