Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 2, 1896 Page: 3 of 8
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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY
0. W. WARD.
One Year, Postpaid...........$1.00
On Time.............. -........$1.2r
Entered at the Shiner- 7 exas, Post
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SHINES TEX. THU.,. JAN. 2, “96
To Judge by the long list of
Christmas tragedies.*it is nothing
short of a dispensation of prov-
idence that Christmas only comes
once a year.
This year promises to be a lively
one. There is prospect of war with
great Britain; we have county,
state and national elections, and as
if this wasn’t enough, a prominent
preacher not a thousand miles from
here announces that the world will
come to an end on March 6th. Any
one owing back subscriptions to
this paper should hasten and pay
up before that time so aa to get
credit for the same on the- books of
the Recording Angel.
Gen. Campos, «f the Spanish
forces in Cuba, reminds us of two
boys named Bill and Pete who were
brothers, and were forever fighting
and quarreling. Bill always got
licked but wouldn’t acknowledge
it, and always claimed the fight.
Their father had concluded to let
them, fight it out, as they seemed
bent on it, and so.he never inter-
fered. One day he heard a terrible
racket out in the barn and on in-
vestigating found, that Pete had
ijfill down as usual and was pound-
ing the stuffing out of him. “Ho,”
said the old man, '‘fighting it out.
are you? Well, who’s getting licked
tins time?” Bill promptly respond
ed, '‘Pete is, but I wish you would
pull him. off and make him quit
cho— cho— choking me.”
According to the dispatches ho
strwd.s out GTederal Campos is jus*
knocking the Cubans right and
left, but it is evident that he would
like for some one to-came and pull
the Cubans off and make them, quit
chasing his soldiers.
Prejudice vs. Crowley
Some of the Galveston “bloods’
who claim to be good democrats,
have gone to Washington, to try to
try to rob. Miles Crowley of his
seat in congress. Crowley, as a
congressman is a product of two-
thirds- rule and is not responsible
for the misfit policy that brought
him to the surface. After Waiter
Gresham and John Lane fought
each other in the convention until
they were black in the face, so to
speak.,,they nominated Crowley, he
was elected, and now should have
the honor, and emoluments of the
place. True he has not made a
great fortune out of the practice ol
law as Gresham: has done, but this
need not detract him, from- useful-
ness as a congressman. Placed
alongside of Lane, Crowley was a
plunger among the-Galveston, Irish
while Lane was a high roller among
the FAyette county Germans. Ros-
enthal, in. whose favor the contest
*.s being made; has no advantage
over Ctowley, neither socially nor
in any other way. Few men have
had their-public records sifted with
the same vigor and,vehemence that
this Galveston gang, visited upon
Crowley during: the campaign, but
it alhproved futil. He was honestly
elected and should be permitted to
servo out his term.—Alvarado
Of course he should. lie is a
good democrat and that: covers a
What is the- matter with- our
Moulton institute- correspondent?
Come, Lum. y.au’r.e not, dead, are
“Zip! fizz! hang!” Was the way
Christmas was ushered in here in
Shiner. The Shiner boys are a
: quiet and industrious set of young
fellows, and if they want to turn
‘ hemselves loose once a year, they
can’t be gieatly blamed. And they
did it. Th*ey began laying in sup-
plies of Roman candles, sky rockets
cannon crackers, etc., long before
dark at Jaeggli’s and Merseburg-
er’e, and those who saw the big
bundles of twenty-ball candles and
cannon crackers they carried off!
knew that things would he lively
before morning, and they were not
mistaken. Hostilities began about
dark, and a scattering fire of fire I
works began all over town and -
steadily increased until by ten j
o’clock it sounded like the battle
of Waterloo. “Longly,” (City
Marshal Loessin) had warned the
boys to stay out of the fire limits to
celebrate, and the order was gener- j
ally observed. To make sui'e of j
this he stood around on the dark
street corners, with an ominous
frown on his faceand*his sixshooter
| sticking out of his hip pocket, and
the boys were a little shy. There
were some infractions, but they
couldn’t he helped. The boys
gathered on the commons in the
west and east parts of town and
turned Texas loose. Window panes
rattled for hours together, and
Shiner was all thunder and flames
until three or four o’clock in the
morning. Not a dog was heard to
bark or a cat to scrap in town all
night, They no doubt thought the
devil had possession of the town.
In some mysterious way a great
, many out houses were turned up-
side down, sidewalks blockaded
with boxes and barrels. The well
by Seydler & Escherburg’s store
was decorated with a few plows,the
boys having first thrown in a few
chairs to flavor the water. The
boys, did we say ? we take* it all
back, it was somebody else, so it
seems, as everybody declared when
tie came down town the next morn-
ing that “I went home just before
that devilment began.”
The streets and commons the
uext morning looked like a cyclone
had been around* There were a
number of cases of ‘scorched.’ One
man had. to get bis moustache
trimmed and another his hair cut
on account of running against
Roman candles. One man, (whose
name we omit on account of his
family,) got it in the neck pretty
bad from, a candle. There were no
scraps, nobodj' was killed,, nobody
was hurt, and, better still, nobody
was pulled. Boys will be boys
once a year,.
In San Antonio Christmas night,
Clarance Kearney was shot dead by
some negroes who were out cele-
brating. Kearney was only 20
years old*. At Hallettsville a, Mex-
ican was knocked on the head and
fatally hurt by revelers. At Yoa-
kum and Mbulton there were a. few
fights. Here there were Christmas
trees at the residences of nearly all
the leading citizens and also at
seme of the churches. Bands of
revelers passed from house to.house
until a late hour.
I will sell my stock of clothlhg
at cost for, the next thirty days. It
must go to, make room for my
spring, goods, My other goods in
#. CHASv K. HOLCHAK.
At Karnes City Monday II E
Touq oharged with killing Burnell j
Butler, waived an examining trial j
andi an attempt will be made tose-j
cure liis release on- habeas corpus I
Last night was-as clear* as a bell:!
Av fairer New. Year never dawned.
WM. WENDTLAJiD & CO*
A Mechanical Horror.
Machinery is a monthly journal
published at Johannesberg, South
Africa. In October number is an
account of a most remarkable clock
belonging to a Hindu prince,which
the editor thinks the strangest
piece of machinery in India. Near
the dial of an ordinary looking
clock is a large gong hung on poles
while underneath, scattered on the
ground, is a pile of artificial hu-
man skulls, ribs, legs and arms,
the whole number of bones in the
pile being equal to the number of
bones in twelve human skeletons.
When the bands of the clock indi-
cate the hour of 1, the number of
bones needed to form a complete
human skeleton come together with
a snap; by some mechanical con-
trivance the skeleton springs up,
seizes a mallet, and walking up to
the gong, strikes one blow. This
finished. It t.hw pile and
again falls to pieces. When two
o’clock, two skeletons get up and
strike, while at the hours of noon
and! midnight the entire heap
spring up in the shape of twelve
skeletons and strike, each one after
the other, a blow on the gong, and
then Sill to pieces, as before.—Sci-
Prost Men Jahr
Watch the Gazette next week
for my new ad. A. C. Koepke
Jim Hollingsworth is a happy
Pa, since Monday night. It is a
The citizens of Shiner returns
thanks this morning to the mem-
bers of the Firemen’s band for their
delightful serenade last nights. It
was sweet music, boys.
The New Year’s ball at the K of
P Hall last night was only moder-
ately attended, owing, to it not be
ing generally known that there
would! be a ball. There were- only
eight! or ten couples present. Danc-
ing ceased at 11:30. Music by the
Prof. Janssen of Moulton was
J. C. Blohm has re-opened the
Palace saloon and put in a new
stock cf fixtures. See his ad in an-
other part of the paper. E F Ruh-
man has taken charge of the new
saloon in the Wcndtland & Wag-
ener building. It. will be known as
the Holloway salbon.
See Dr. Wcyman’s card in this
issue of the Gazette.
John and August Mladenka vis-
ited' Victoria*, this week.
George Seydler and Willie
Herder returned from Cuero Tues-
The case they were witnesses
was continued for lire sixth
The city marshal of Smithville
^ was shot, and/killed Monday.,
proceedings. Gen. Bagby has been I jn
retained as his attorney.
Aransas Pass Saloon
HENRY ELLINGHAUSEN, PROP.
Best Bargans Largest and Best Stock of
Wines,, Liquors, Beer and Cigars
In Lavaca County.
One billiard table in connection. The proprietor
invites his friends in particular and the public in general to give him a
call. Henry Messer will continue to tend bar.
CHffS. K. HOPCHSK,
. ISHIXBH, TBX.
WEAR DIAMOND SHOES
And you will wear Diamonds.
A Complete line of Dress Goods, Trimmings, Clothing, Hats, Caps,
and Groceries. Full line of Ladies’ Hats. Highest price paid for
Cotton and Country produce.
CHARLES K. HOLCHAK.
FOR SALE BY"
(Headquarters for the Farmers.)
The best of Wines, Liquors and Beer, E lein’s Best
cigars on sale.
SHINER, - . ....... TEX
Ltmch at all Hours.
Fresh City Beer always on Tan,
:: :: Texas
J. C. BLOHM, PROPRIETOR.
New fixt ures and new stock of
liquors all around, call and yon
will receive a cordial welcome.
Polite treatment accorded all.
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My treatment is no home treat-
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under my own direct supervision
It takes tour weeks to cure the
tobacco habit and my charges are
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liquor habit, and my charges are
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Moss and J F Mibhna of the whis
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Cured of snuff: Mrs Ida Freeman
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Ward, Charles W. Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 2, 1896, newspaper, January 2, 1896; Shiner, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1111192/m1/3/: accessed May 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Shiner Public Library.