Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 52, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 25, 1898 Page: 2 of 8
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—Published Every Thursday by-
J. C. Habermacheb, Editor and Pub.
One Year, postpaid, - - $1 00
Entered at the Shiner, Texas, pcstoffice
as second class mail matter.
KING OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
IB. G. Beid Owns Miles of Land, but
May Be Dispossessed.
From the New York Press: New-
foundland has a king, and he is R. G.
Tteid. Many years ago in the face of
much opposition, the government start-
ed to build a railroad through the is-
land, and the natives, ignorant fisher-
men, tore up part of it. Several con-
tractors took hold, but they were un-
successful, too. Then the government
started again, and the resumption of
the work was partly responsible for
wrecking all the banks and nearly
ruining the .colony in 1893.
Then Mr. Reid, a contractor from
Montreal, agreed to take hold if he
were to get 5,000 acres of land for
each mile of the railroad or its
branches he completed. He introduced
modern methods of construction and
built a first-class railroad. Now the
government has turned over to him
the acres promised, making 250 square
miles, and has given him franchises
for all electric railways, coal mines,
copper mines, petroleum deposits, the
government dry dock and the privilege
of erecting pulp mills and starting oth-
er industries under the benefit of a
protective tariff. All he paid for this
was $1,000,000, half of which is to be
returned in subsidies.
The bill was rushed through the leg-
islature with only one dissenting voice,
and no debate was allowed. The value
of his gift is worth easily $20,000,000.
Many privileges not mentioned are
possessed by him. A year ago a paper
was read calling attention to the great
mineral wealth of the island, and the
paper was much commented upon. Aft-
er the elections were over it was seen
that a new government had entirely
supplanted the old.
Then this deal was heard of. The
excuse for making it is that the gov-
ernment needed $500,000 to take up
some bonds, and that the money could
be obtained in no other way. It may
be that England will investigate and
annul the whole proceeding. As
things stand now Mr. Reid is the larg-
est single owner of land in the world,
and can make or unmake the govern-
ment at his will.
FLOWER-VIEWING IN JAPAN.
National Custom to Make Family Excur-
sions in Blossom Time.
It is one of the national customs to
go out on excursions, in parties of two
or three families, to view the flowering
trees and plants in their season. The
Japanese love all flowers, but prefer
those to which they look up—the flow-
ers of trees. They visit the plum blos-
soms in February or early March; the
cherry, especially beloved, in April;
the lotus in July; azaleas during the
summer; chrysanthemums in the au-
tumn and camellias in December. In
the pleasure grounds connected with
every temple there are always magnifi-
cent collections of flowers. An expe-
dition especially to see the flowers is
called a hanami, or flower viewr. The
bank of the Sumida River, which
crosses the city of Tokio. is covered
with cherry trees. These give a pleas-
ant shade, and the spot is a favorite
promenade for the citizens all the year
round, but in time of “cherry bloom”
the crowds that throng the avenue are
larger than ever. It is crowded on
moonlight nights, and also when the
snow lies freshly fallen.
Being fully alive to the beauty of
their country, wherever there is a point
from which a picturesque view may be
obtained the Japanese will build a pa-
vilion, or a tea house, or some similar
place of repose, from which the eyes
may feast on the lovely landscape. In
the family picnics or excursions, which
are frequent, some place of beautiful
situation from which there is a good
view either of land or sea is always
These expeditions are not discon-
tinued even when the cold of winter
comes. Snow scenes are greatly en-
joyed, and when the freshly fallen
snow is lying on the ground numerous
parties are seen at points commanding
a fine view. The children are never
excluded, but accompany their elders
on all such occasions.—St. Nicholas.
TO MOYE ON CUBA.
Latest Aecident Insurance.
Accident insurance policies have tak-
en many curious shapes, ranging from
the penny-in-the-slot to the coupon in
the weekly newspaper, but the limit
has been reached in London, where
the purchasers of a book of cigarette
papers are insured for $50 for a period
of seventy days. The annual cost of
this amount of insurance is about 75
cents a year, providing the holder of
the novel policy is not a cigarette
fiend. The amount of the insurance is
specifically set aside for defraying
funeral expenses in the event, of acci-
INVASION OF THE ISLAND WILL
BEGIN THIS WEEK.
The Army at Tampa—Twenty-five Thous-
and Regulars and Volunteers There—
They Are Now Reday to Move—Eleven
Transports Are Beady to Move Them.
Washington, May 23.—No possible
-contingency can now arise, according
to the war department officials, to pre-
vent the invasion of Cuba during the
present week. Those in direct control
of affairs insist that climatic condi-
tions will have to he igored, and they
can see mo other reason for further de-
At the present time the army is well
equipped with Both arms and ammuni-
It is believed in the 'navy department
that Admiral Cervera’s fleet will be
either completely destroyed or driven
a,way from Cuban waiters within the
next week. If the American fleets do
■not meet ithe fleet of Admiral Cervera
within the next seven days, then the
administration will no longer delay the
army of invasion. The greatest secre-
cy is to be maintained in the war de-
partment when it is decided to make
the move against Cuba. The govern-
ment wishes to feel assured that the
first intimation that Spain will -have
of troops leaving Key West will be
when General Blanco sees the Ameri-
cans on Cuban soil.
Army at Tampa.
New York, May 24.—'A dispatch to
the Times from Tampa, Fla., says:
The army here has grown to consider-
able proportions during the last week.
Within the military district of Tampa
there is now a force of not less than
25,000 regulars and volunteers. It is
composed of: Regulars at Tampa:
First brigade light artillery; Third,
Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Tenth, Thir-
teenth, 'Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Twen-
ty-first, Twenty>second, Twenty-fourth
and Twenty-fifth infantry regiments
and three companies of volunteers. At
Lakeland are the First and Tenth in-
The following volunteer regiments
are also in this district: Three from
Florida; the Seventy-first New York,
Second Massachusetts, Third and Fifth
Ohio, Second Georgia and one each
from Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.
All of the volunteers are fully
equipped and well drilled and ready
for immediate service., Those that are
Spain is Preparing-.
Madrid, May 23.—With the incoming
of the new government, the greatest
impetus has been given to activity in
the navy yards and, it may be added,
to home defenses. Torpedoes have
been laid at the entrances of all im-
portant harbors. The new ministry
has determined to '.send out at once
what is known as the reserve squadron
—'that is to say, the armored warship
Pelayo, the protected cruisers Carlos
and Alfonso XIII, the coast defense
ship Victoria, the torpedo boat destroy-
ers Audaz, Prosperina and Destructor,
the dispatch boat Giiralda, the dispatch
boat Rap!do and Patna and the armed
Transatlantic liners Joaquin de Pelayo,
Alfonzo XIII, Antonio Lopez, Cuidad
de Cadiz and Buenos Ayres. To the
above will be added the Reina Chris-
tina, which is being armed at F-errol,
and the Leon XII, which has already
started from Barcelona for Cadiz. This
fleet is likely to start at once and it
is publicly stated that it is going to
Significant suggestions are made as
to the possibility of the Pelayo getting
through the Suez canal owing to her
draught, but it may be readily under-
stood that the admiralty is not giving
its secrets away, and that the fleet
will sail under sealed orders, and that
it is quite as likely to go west as to go
To Believe Dewey.
Washington, May 23.—The activity
and hostile plans of Spain toward Ad-
miral Dewey and the Phillipines, as
promulgated, lias -caused a general
feeling of profound astonishment, if
not of acute alarm. Besides the immi-
nent risk of having the bloom taken
from Dewey’s victory, there remained
a sentiment akin to resentment at the
seeming neglect to provide against his
isolation. Tlie plain statement of a
plain duty crystallized a sentiment that
called for prompt action. As a result,
there appear traces of action. The gov-
ernment seems aroused and anxious
to assure tlie people through public
channels that hurried amends will be
made for a delay wffich it must be said
is now keenly regretted.
The Texas Troops.
Camp, Near Mobile, Ala., May 23.—
A quiet Sunday was spent by the First
Texas infantry, most of tlie time being
occupied in policing quarters and at-
tending divine services.
During the afternoon a number of
tlie officers and men went to the city
and visited the tqj|^dp boat Porter,
which is in dry dodk'YJTere for repairs.
Requisitions for equipments are being
VIEW FROM FORT BLANCO. SAN JUAN.
not equipped can be furnished with
uniform and supplies at once.
The Second Georgia came to the
ren-devous without uniform or guns.
General iShafter said that there are
sufficient supplies here and the Geor-
gia troops will be fully equipped and
put in shape in a short while.
The -Michigan regiment also came
without rifles, but will be furnished
with arms Immediately.
General Shatter denied a report that
the transport at Port Tampa are not
ready and that it would take at least
a week to get them in condition for
carrying the troops. He said that all
of the eleven ships that have been
here for some time are in complete
readiness and that the five or seven
now on the tvay and which will arrive
at the port in a day or so are thougnt
to be fitted with bunks and stalls.
When the orders come for the em-
barkation lie said it will require two
or three days to get tlie troops, horses'
and artillery aboard. He still adheres
to his view that no movement will be
made until the Spanish fleet lias been
In answer to a question, General
Shatter said he thought 50,000 troops
would be enough for Cuba. He said
also that he did not think the move-
ment would be delayed on accouut of
the siege guns. He has advices that
forty-eight of these guns, together
with 2000 men and 1S0O horses, have
been ordered from Washington, but
they have not yet begun to arrive.
They would not be necessary, ot
course, in the commencement of the
campaign, as they are needed chiefly
to take part in the bombardment of
iSan Francisco, May 23—James Will-
iams was shot and killed yesterday by
Mrs. William Gregory, who admits the
murder, but claims that she fired the
fatal bullet to save the life of her hus-
made as fast as possible, and it is said
that the work of issuing some of the
necessary supplies will be begun to-
The Second Texas infantry, Colonel
Openheimer, arrived at Mobile from
New Orleans, but will not come to
camp until some time today. It will
be assigned to quarters next to the
A Night Chase.
Provincetown, Mass., May 23.—The
cruiser San Francisco, which arrived
here at 7 yesterday morning from a
night cruise,- reports that sn-e sighted a
vessel resembling a large steamer sail-
ing in the opposite direction about
thirty-five miles off Boston light. The
San, Francisco turned her guns on the
steamer, started in pursuit at eighteen
knots per hour and she kept her in
range of her 'searchlight for a time, but
could not overtake the fugitive.
The officials think -she was a friendly
vessel whose officials may have taken
the San Francisco for a hostile ship.
England and France.
London, May 23.—The Times yester-
day morning editorially dismisses as
premature the rumor to which the Par-
is Figaro gives credence that an An-
glo-French agreement has been signed
with reference to the Wes-t Africa com-
plications, but it says that an agree-
ment is evidently near completion and
that the statement of the Figaro is
doubtless derived from trustworthy
Autonomist Bound for Spain.
Kingston, Jamaica, May 23.—Senor
Aruro Ambla-rd, the autonomist leader
and secretary of justice in the Cuban
cabinet, -arrived here yesterday from
Vera Cruz on the French liner La Fay-
ette, which left Havana 'May 9. Senor
Amblard is bound for Madrid.
A NOTED TEXAN GOfiE
Ex-Gov. O. M. Roberts passed quietly
away at the family residence in Austin
about 9 o’clock Thursday, after an ill-
ness of about one week.
Oran Milo Roberts was a native of
South Carolina and was born in Laur-
ens district on the 9th of July, 1815. At
an early age he removed with his fath-
er’s family to Ashville, in the moun-
tainous region of north Alabama, where
he was engaged in the labors of the
farm. His early life was attended with
many difficulties and trammeling cir-
He graduated at the University of Al-
abama. He then began the study of
law in the office of Judge Ptolemy Har-
ris, near St Stephens, in South Alabama,
and acted at the same time as private
tutor to his sons to defray his expenses.
He completed his studies in the office of
Wm. P. Chilton of Talladega, who was
subsequently one of the judges of the
supreme court of Alabama. Having
obtained his license he settled at Ash-
ville in the successful practice of his
profession and was soon afterward
elected to represent his country in the
legislature of the state.
Coming to Texas seen after, he was
in 1846 appointed to a judgship, serv-
ing five years.
In 1857 he was elected associate just-
ice of the supreme court, wThich he re-
signed in 1860 to enter the Confeder-
ate service. The governor was colonel
of the eleventh Texas infantry.
In 1864 he was elected chief justice
of the supreme court, and in 1866 help-
ed frame the constitution of the state.
He was elected United States sena-
or in 1866, hut refused admission to the
senate on account of his war record.
In 1874 Gov Coke appointed him
chief justice, and in 1876 he was elected
to that position.
In 1878 Judge Roberts was elected
governor and re-elected in 1880.
In 1883 he was appointed by the
board of regents professor of law in the
University of Texas, a position for
which he was peculiarly qualified by his
knowledge of law and his eminent ex-
emplification of the highest professional
Since the close of his administration
Gov. Roberts has lived for the greater
part of the time at Austin. For several
years he was lecturer to the law class
of the State university, revealing in
that capacity, as in all others, the va-
ried research, the clear insight and the
full flower of a master mind. In 1894
he was urged to become an independent
candidate for governor and for awhile
lent himself to the idea, but finally
withdrew from the race. Since then he
has lived in retirement.
There was no man in Texas more fa-
miliar with its people, its products, its
varied characteristics, diversified inter-
ests and vast resources than Gov. Rob-
erts, and while governor of the state
he found time amidst his official duties
to embody his knowledge in a valuable
little book describing Texas and the de-
velopment of the advantages and re-
sources. The governor was a firm be-
liever in doing business on a cash basis,
and applied his theory to state matters
while holding that office.
His opinions are numerous. They ex-
tend through fifteen volumes of the
Texas reports and involve almost every
important question that can affect so-
ciety. His interpretation of the rule
in Shelly’s case (21 Tex., 840), in which
he held that in a deed made to a person
for the term of his natural life and at
death to his lawful issue forever, the
words “lawful issue” are words of pur-
chase and not of limitation, has been
adopted by several law colleges.
The charters of the following corpor-
ations were filed at Austin:
F. G. Holton company of Houston.
Capital stock $50,000. Purpose, the
wholesale and retail buying and selling
of calcium carbide, acetylene and other
gas apparatus, appliances and fixtures
for the utilization, application and sup-
ply of acetylene and other gases for
light, heat and power. Incorporators:
F. G. Holton, W. B. Ransone and C. G.
Hart Crocer company of Tyle-r,
Smith county. Capital stock $3000.
Purpose, to do a general merchandise
business. Incorporators: L. Pandres,
J. M. Broyles and Daniel Lavine.
Red River Causeway and Bridge
company. Principal office at Quanah,
Hardeman county. Capital stock $500.
Purpose, construction and maintenance
of a causeway and bridge across Red
river, in Hardeman county. Incorpor-
ators: H. B. Newberry, J. W. Odell and
B. S. Livingston.
The Chickasaw Asphalt company
filed an amendment to its charter,
changing the place of its principal of-
fice from Fort Worth to Galveston.
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