Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 12, Ed. 1, Thursday, August 29, 1895 Page: 1 of 8
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SHINER LAVAOA COUNTY TEXAS THURSDAY MORNING AUGUST 29 1895.
Sliingles Sasli. Doors Blinds
and BTj.ild.ers' Hla-rd-ware-
Genuine GHdden and Waukegan Barbed Wire Pumps Piping
nnd Fittings. Aormotor and Air King Galvanized Wind Mill Moun-
tain Ceilar and sawed burr oak Fence Posts rubbor hose ouggy pulnts
and blushes. Buggies phaetons surreys hacks harness Studebaker
farm and spring wagons. In addition to the aboe; 220 lots and boir.e
few blocks in tho town of Shiner improved and unimpioved. Also 11
choico lots in the town of Hallettsvillo for tale. I don't claim to bo the
leader but I do claim to keep as good a block as is kept in the county
and will sell as cheap as any of my competitors in any lino that carry
J. E. MERSEBERGER'S
CIGARS AND TOBACCOS
The leader in
B. G. "MIL!
For your Harness Bridles and Saddles. First-class work
to suit itho times. Examiuo his stock before buying elsowhere.
West Main Stieet Shinor Texas.
Cigar Factory 204
LOUIS EHLGRS PROP.
Mawufactures the following brands otCigars.
CLEAR HAVANNA OHAMHON HAYANNA BUDS. EL EEGENTE
AND PRIZE BOQDET-
Only the very best grades of Tobacco used in these Cigars. Homo
Industry. SHINER TEXAS.
In Imroenso Stock at-
"Which thoy are disposing of a close figures. Thev deal In all kinds of oils
alnt3 varnishes and un nulstto line of wnll )iaper. They liuvo on hand
nllrst-ela63 lot of eofllns. These gentlemen uio constantly Increasing
their stock. Giva them aeall and get 100 cents worth tot one dollar.
Aiusto CAm.Mir PnoTos $3.50 per Dozen.3 SVikws or Housra Taken
' on Shout Notice.
Confectionary - Fruits - Nuts
JEWELRY) SPECTACLES AJU NOTION'S op all Ktkbs.
BlMSefe. it u GIVE ittM A CALL. i:
lumber shingles sash blinds
doors brick wind mills etc.
Genuine Glidden Barberl "Wipe
Agents For MONITOR WIND MILL
City Barber Shop
EIDSON M. D.
A.C. KOEPKE PROPRIETOR.
If you really wish a shavo My room is neat
Good as a barber ever gavo My towels cloan
Just call on mo at my saloon -h My razors sharp and scissors keen
Morn ove or being noon. And I will see what I can do
In Shingling Shaving and Shampooing you.
J. H. HUEBNER PROP.
Fine wines Liquors Beer and
tffflr-NEXT TOWOLTERS BROS STORE.
A general Banking Business Conducted. Money remitted to Fmeign
Countries. Deposits Received and Paid Demand.
Olflco IIourfl9 n. m. to 4 p. in.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office next door to (rave's dul
sloie. OQice lioasi at all tim
during tho day. Calls promplh
answcied day and night.
Money Guarded by Time XjOOIC Safe Bulgiar Troof.
Get your Home InBiued by Philip 'U'elhausen. at tho Bank
THE OLD RELIABLE FIRM
TRAUTWEIN & WOLTERS
Better prepared than ever to dd good work. Bring thorn your
cotton and patrdnlzo homo Industry.
A COUSIN OF HARDIN.
Brown Bowen another rising
young desperado who was banged
in Gon2alc8 county about 17 years
ago was a cousin of John Wesley
Hardin. He was born and reared
in Gonzales county and might
have become as noted a desperado
as his cousin had not ho been in-
terfered with by theshcriff.
Bowen belonged tp a gang of out-
laws of which liarUlh was a sort of
ox-oOicio mcnlHeiv On December
10 1872 thoy lhet at Billing's
storo in lloWltt bourjty wherothsy
feasted on oystefs. J crackers 'and
whiskey. Thero happened along
that way die Tlloiias Haldennani
who was well acquainted with all
the party but wU was suspected
of not being in full sympathy with
tho purposes of tho rueoting. It is
recorded that early in the day he
was carried out and left leposing
peacofnlly in the shade of a tree.
An account of the affair publish-
ed shortly aftor saysi
"Bowen left tho stoVo. approach-
oil tho drunken man who still lay
under tho tieo and deliberately
shot him through the head. A boy
named Mac Billings who was
coming up. to the Ktoro leading
Bowen's lioreo that had had got
awav wan a witnrss to the deed.
'Here's your nos Col. Bowen
said tho bov.
'That's right sonny)1' responded
tho staatled Bronu liowen. 'Uunt
hitch to a tree and tomember Ii s
of jour slzo should be ten not
heard. Don't talk too much and
everybody will rospact you."
"Bowen leturned to tho stoic
where for several bourn he was the
gayest of the gay. But tho litllt
boy pondered over these thingt and
laid them up in his mind; and
when he subsequently got a chanco
on tho witness-stand he told his
story with such directness that tho
the jury found the prisoner guilty
of murder in th fiist degree. v
"Brown Bowen was airested'aiid'
put in jail at which ho waB very
much chagrined. His fnends
thought that tbia was probably a
mare formality! to they waitod fm-
a weok or so expecting the sheriff
to apologize and make Bowen his
deputy as a partial leparation; but
in this they were very much de-
luded. The public had come to tho
conclusion that it was time for
them to offer Brow n Bon en and his
crowd somo incentive to behavo
themselves. Even tho rao-t pecc-
able man becomes tiled of bsiny
.hot at erery time it occurs to tome
ruflan to practice with his pistol.
Haidin and his men did not soem
to have been woll acquainted with
public Beutiinent Growing im-
patient at tho delay of the shsrifl
in releasing Brown Bowen and
making the amende honorableVis
Hardin and his suboidinates broko
into tho jail and leleafed tht un-
fortunate victim of public clamor.
Haidin and Bowen wer nnxt
heaid ot in Florida where they
we;o giving occasional exhibition
of their skill with their professton.il
implement. Finally tho Texas
exclarsionisU bseamo dieplo.wd
at tho conduct of a supsrintendeiit
of a Florida railroad At allevents.
they made an assault n him that
came cry near being fatal. They
promised faithfully although they
were under no legal obligations to
kill nini next time and he bad
every reason to beliovo that they
would not disappoint him The
superintendent fioru that time on
took quite an interest in them. H
wrote to the Texas authorities about
tho missing men. A large reward
wat offeied by the Gsvernor of
Toxas for their capture. Texas de-
tectives inspired by a laudable di
fire to seethe fair name of tl
fair name of tho State vindicated
and by a largo reward went to
Floiida and raptured the wh '."
gun;. including ssveral who bad '
ho killed before they would yield tu
the action of the civil aulhoiit.es
Wes Haidin and Brown Boeu
accompanied tho ofHcers on thir
return to Texas. Haidin w .is sent
to the penitentiary and Boncii whs
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Ward, C. W. Shiner Gazette. (Shiner, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 12, Ed. 1, Thursday, August 29, 1895, newspaper, August 29, 1895; Shiner, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth112007/m1/1/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .