Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 52, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 25, 1898 Page: 1 of 8
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SHINER, LAVACA COUNTY, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 25, 1898.
Real Estate Dealer and
Buggies, Wagons, Shingles,
Sash, Doors, Blinds and
The Genuine Glidden and Waukegan Barbed Wire, Mountain
Cedar Fence Posts, Duggv paints, and brushes.
Shiner, - ---------Texas-
Buy Your Grooeries^®
J. H. HUEBNEB, Prop.
Fine Wines, Liquors, Beer and
NEX*T TO WOLTERS BROS. STORE- SHINER. TEXAS,
P. STUERKE, Proprietor.
dealer ik jqne wines, liquors and
— CIGARS ""
COOL FRESH BEER ALWAYS ON TAP.
iquarters for the farmer,
i C. AimSiCS”,
DRUGS ^ STATIONERY,
Perfumes, Toilet Articles and a full stock
of Patent Medicines.
Prescriptions a Specialty.
41- CITY BARBER SHOP, •!£
A. C. KOEPKE, PiM>pj\
Good Work and Polite AttentSosu
HOT AND COLD BATHS IN CONNECTION.
Hair cutting 25c, Shaving 15c, Shampoo 2oc, Seafoam 10c,
Sliiner, — — — — Texas.
^•FLMT 0 & GRSGN-S^
Lumber, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Brick, Wind Mills, etc.
, The BAKER PERFECT BARBED WIRE, which is the best *
on the market and is easier to stretch than any other wire. **"
| Polite and prompt attention at all times. 0 ,. „ ,. „
|l V---—--satisfaction Guaranteed.
Moulton, Text, May 24, ’98.
Mr. C. E. Jordan came over from
Shiner on important (?) business
Sunday. Did you bring your
Sam Gottlieb is spending a short
vacation in Smithville and other
Mr. and Mrs. Foster Evans of
Gonzales were here last week and
were the guests of Dr. and Mrs.
Ed. Thulcmejmr and Walter
Eidelbach of Flatonia were in our
city Saturday night. They were
making their way to Shiner and
stopped here for refreshments, of
which they partook very liberally.
Rudolph Jaeggli went up to
Flatonia last Thursday on business.
Messrs. Henry Miller and C. P.
Harrison passed .through here
Thursday on bikes, enroute from
Shiner to Flatonia.
Misses Emma .^f^Tary Jaeggli
left for Fayetteville Saturday on . a
visit to friends and relatives.
Messrs. Alex Kotzebue and Fred
Crosby went down to Yoakum on
the train Friday and returned on
Mrs. F. P. Guenther returned
from Cuero Saturday, where she
has been visiting relatives.
Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Fordtran of
Witting were in the city Saturday
There will be a May feast and
ball at the park here next Monday.
The committee extends a cordial
invitation to all of our neighbors to
attend, and promise a good time to
Sheriff Houchins and Henry
Miller of Halletsville were here on
One of our prominent citizens
has learned the difference between
Spanish bombs and the latest pat-
tern pocket bicycle oiler. Out of
consideration for the “prominent
citizen’s” feelings we refrain from
giving the Gazetee readers full
particulars, but if any of them
would like to he ir anything further
on the subject, we refer them to
Mr. A. F. McKay. A life insurance
policy is a good thing to take out
before making the inquiry.
A REUNITED PEOPLE.
I’ve been thinkin’ of it over, and it
’pears to me to-day
! The war’s the bigges’ blessin’ that
has ever come our way;
’Course, thar’ll be some fightin’, an’ a
few more graves ’ll be
Whar the daises in the medder look
their purtiest at me—
For that’s to be expected; but—the
thing makes me feel
That the war’s a heavenly blessin’ is
the wounds that it’ll heal!
The old wounds that’s been ranklin’
' sence the day that Gen’rul Lee
Said we’d rest an’ think it over by
that old-time apple tree!
I see the boys that fixed us in the
Union coats of blue,
On the same groun’—hale and hearty
an’ a-shakin’ howdy-do!
An’ I hear the ban’ play “Dixie,” an’
I see ’em march away,
’Till I can’t tell whar the blue is, an*
I’m mixed up on the gray!
The old war tunes air ringin’, an’
“Dixie’s” on the rise;
But “Yankee Doodle” toilers ’fore it’s
half wave to. the skies!
An’ the old “Star-Spangled Banner”
is in every steeple’s chime,
An’ I tell von we’re a havin’ of a
I’m glad I lived to see it! I’m glad
the time is come
When North an’ South we answer to
the roll call of the drum!
When thar ain’t no line divides us,
but North and South w7e stan’
For jest one common country—one
freedom lovin’ lan’!
That’s where the war’s a blessin4,
that's whar ‘pears like I see
A brighter mornin' breakin' on the
hills for you an' me!
It's shoulder now to shoulder—thar
ain't no blue or gray—
An' we're shoutin' “Hallelula" an'
we're happy on the'way!
—Frank L. Stanton in Atlanta Con-
Facts and Fancies.
Whoever has a bad habit has a
One cloud is enough to eclipse
Men who preach by the yard
usually practice by the inch.
In business three things are
necessary—knowledge, temper and
He who feels his own deficien-
cies will be a charitable man for
his own sake.
The woman who talks most
about her ‘‘sphere” spends the
least time In it.
Seek and ye shall find, applies
very forcibly to the man who is
looking for trouble.
Chips from Josh Billings.
No atheist, with all hiz boasted
bravery, haz ever dared to adver-
tize hiz beleaf on hiz tomb-stun.
A baby iz a necessity, but twins
alwuss did seem to me to be ov a
About the time a man haz got
old enuff to travel a good gait on
hiz experience, death taps him on
the shoulder and wants him jest
around the corner.
About the hardest condishun ov
life to sustain, iz one ov respekt-
The man who leant find enny-
thing to do generally hunts with
The man who haint never been
cheated don’t kno so mutch az he
will sum day before long, perhaps.
A dec! beat iz a natural born
hipokrit, he haz kapasity enuff'
to make him respektable, but the
devil holds a fust mortgage on it.
He who has nothing to do in this
world but to amaze himself, has
got the hardest job on hand I kno
Thare is nothing will demoralize
a man fasster than to git into the
habit ov doing hous work.
SPANISH FLEET BE=
AMERICAN LOSS VERY
RELIEF SENT TO THE WOUNDED..
A special dispatch to the
Gazette, dated Tuesday, May 24th,
11 a. m„ says: A fierce battle has
occurred between the American
and Spanish fleets. The Spanish
fleet was destroyed and the Ameri-
can loss was very heavy. Hos-
pital ships and nurses are being
hurriedly dispatched from Ivey
West to the relief of the WWiTfietff
The dispatch does not state where
the battle occurred or which of the
American fleets were engaged, but
it is thought it must have been
Schley’s Flying Squadron.
EN GAG EM ENT B ELIEV EI>
TO BE ON.
The Great Naval Battle is Be-
ing Fought in the Wind-
Port-Au-Prince, Hayti, May 23*
—Continuous cannonading heard
at Port-de-Paix is throwing that
town into a state of the wildest
Dispatches say that heavy firing
is going on to the northwest, in
the direction of the Windward
passage. Twenty shots were heard
at first. There was then a brief
lull, following which the cannon-
ading was resumed.
There is no doubt in Port-d( >
Paix that the great naval engage-
ment between the fleets of Sampson
and Cervera is being fought and
that full details of the battle will
soon be obtained.
It is believed that the shots
heard Friday and Saturday were
the annunciators of the first skir-
mishing between Sampson’s scout
ships and the Spanish cruisers.
Key West, Fla., May 23.-It is
reported here on high authority
that the Spanish and American
fleets are fighting off the south-
eastern coast of Cuba, in the Wind-
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Ward, Charles W. Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 52, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 25, 1898, newspaper, May 25, 1898; Shiner, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1111436/m1/1/: accessed May 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Shiner Public Library.