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SHINER, LAVACA COUNTY, TEXaJReSDAT MORNING, SEP'T. 7, 1893.
A, O. WANGEM ANN.
3iy Goods, C
SSices, Sats and Caps, Groceries,
HARDWARE, WOOD and WILLOWWARK, and
1 1WS5 "0 9 1
Kt it u v-tr in : u w rr m r; j f .; r a
'.&& JS. AV.2H. Jlii JiilALJULSSttSo
Aq .ttouNRW HOME REWINC MACHINE, WALTER A. WOOD
MOWING MACHINES and RAKES, JOHN' DEEIIE PLOWS.
CULTIVATORS anb STALK CUTTERS and BAN
A1si, Avery Stalk Cutters mid Louisvillo Cotton and Corn Planter. Wj
All kinds of Country Produce bought at highest markVt
prices. Cash Paid for Cotton Seed.
Ci L Williams' Lumber Yard
long leaf pine, cypress well curb
ing, shingles, sashes, doors and
Mimrla Gumo Glidden and Waukegan Wiie. Tailing
IWl.lLlI.Li.tti WilO Pence. R ink. Siwpil lmrr ,,.il: nnrl Arimrifnln
Cedu-Posti. Aermotor, Dandv Pei!.ln3 and Enterprise Wind Mills,
l'a.n.n, Cylinder Pining and all Plumber's imod". Tlio pelehrutml
Htauobalccr Wagons, also Buggies, Hacks
Sun oy Blind Vehicles of all
ffgr-TO WN LOTS IMPRC v'ED and UNIMPROVED.
I am the authorized aent of II. li. Shiner and the San Antonio and
Aransas P.isa Railroad Town Site Company for tho a!o of all their lots
rli the town of Shiner.
I propose to soil everything that I cam- in stock as cheap aitho tame
quality can be bought elsewhere. I defy all competition. My cloik,
Mr. Albert Mueller, sneaks German. Enalish and Bohemian Iaak
- V11.rTHTT irTmmiTHIMh tVltl-iat,1.. r , irn' Kv,..J.-, ' Hft.,,A.VMfeWM tll't
Jl. Beonurn, 10 and 25 cent V0wMiM
!M IJiusnlii Cuunti-iH. WafelSw
A hS.J' A
(J. It. IIUEBNER, prdi-rictob.)
FINE WINES, LIQUORS, BEER and'CIGARS.
Which aio politely served at the bar. I respectfully ak tho old
patrons of the FAVORITE and tho public generally to givo me a call.
Shiner, I----- Texas,
SADDLE AND HARNESS MAKER.
Mr. Kuc6el lias secured tho eolo right to sell tho celebrated
patent hamo hook in Lavaca and DoWitt counties,
on hand a lino stock of Saddles, Whips, IlarncsB,
turns out none bat iirtt-class work.
FREQ ' "VXXIESgB,
aid Laral M B
ffiffi-NEW GOODS AND LOW PRICES.ffi!S
He has a full stock of Clocks, Watches. Jewelry and Silver Plated
Ware. Also a full stock of Spectacles and Eyo-glasfees. Watehes
and Clocks repaiied' with care. Goods and work warranted and
honeat dealing with, all,
Sjjeesrs, Rudolph Welhaueen and L. B. Richter havo purchased tho
meat'jnarket of 0. II. Flato and will supply tho peoplo of Shiner with
tho, host the country affords. They intond to satisfy everybody.
SuiseIi, -- - - Texas.
SIQUOBS, "WINES, BEER, AND!
s . i . 5 ... i i .... . Tesab,
the two candYdstSj
the table. CflK!
'Now then -;ma)(
don't put oii(n
a body has to
tho word he li
tato with Ijia
"I come on
of people, I re
ho continued, ''
tlon to do nnytb
don't make a b:
wuz old 'l'oy,
d ly in a crowd,
ruther shnqt a
letter marry ivurii
idler iiKO iniL'.
it an1 coma stra:
mocn' right th
a notion to
I save, THi
don ur dio'itmi
the very next S
a biled shiit,o.'j
hitched up to tin
an' driv' over to fed
Jcrdcn looked sovu re
k stats at
It- off a
o a no-
it an' it
Uwf hTm tell
t? an' so
l put on
otl.'fll td bito
VJnliun I driv'
, , ,., -, '... ,. .
ommonccdpRa aaiv piiiiftwn.lig
d rSveauOH jWlmiOTnOTflTils
byo I saw S.nah Jano' go into tho
parlor an' n rcchin' frtr my hat I
got up an' follorcd." J
Here Mr. Pickens paused and
emptied a cup of fctcafning hot cof
fee. Ho had a habit of cutting off
a chunk of pork and balancing it
on his folk over his shoulder whilo
ho talked; when ho came to a stop
ping placo in his remarks he would
pop tho moiael into hif mouth and
then. continue tho bubject'. , The
children had all becivfexcluded
from the table and had, formed In a
discontented a6soinbly at the fining
room duor just behind their father's
ehrtlr. Every time ho elevated a
piece ol pork over his' houldor, it
hung just beyond their ii'e.ich and
afl'uided a great temptation. With
fingcis in mouth and eyes, fixed
longingly on the Ufclo they stood
for somo timo until finally one
moro daring than tho others dated
up hohind his father and boldly ex
tracted tho chunk of pork from the
fork and retiring to a Bhort distance
ho devoured it with every oVidence
of relish and enjoyment. Tho
others watched him enviousiy and
presently another mustered up
eouiago enough to tnatcd a mouth
tnl off of tho tempting fork'. Each
time Mr, Pickens, after finishing
the discourso ho ,uas 'engaged in,
thrust tho empty fork,, into his
mouth and seemed much surprised
because there wero no, visible re
sults. Ho pondered awhile evident
ly thinking ho was laboring under
a mistake, but after tasting several
times and looking around' on tho
floor ho camo to the conclusion that
ho had eaten the pork without
knowing it, and cutting off another
piece ho would repeat the perform
ance. Liko all unfair undertakings
however, tho children presently
came to grief They had toul-
er.il falling out as to whoi-o turn it
was and attracted by tho noiso Mr.
Pickens turned around and com
prehending how outrageously ho
had been imposed upon he aroto
from the tablo in a rage and seizing
a switch from behind tho door ho
scattered them at oiio fell 'snoop.
Ho returned to tho tabid in any
thing but'a good humor.
''Them children are enough to
drive a man to destruction. I'vo a
good mind somo times to take a
shotgun an' shoot tho whole shoot
in' match uv 'era," ho said in a
deeply aggrieved tona of voico.
"Hero I wuz a tryin' to git some
thin' to eat an' them children a
takin' it light out nv iny mouth.
Beats all creition," nud cutting off
'another largo slico of tho pork he
helped. himself to a plateful of boil
ed cabbiga and settled down to
make up for lost timo. Afttr a
while ho took up tho thread of his
remarks again and said:
"Well, I sot thero in that parlor
till purt' nigh midnight an' before
I left X had planned to run off with
Sarah JanO an' git married an'
through puia contrariness, an' suro
'nougb, tho very next Wednesday
night 'I drove 'round thero an'
Sarah Jane ticd.two sheets together
an' slid down from the second story
winder, with a bundlo uv clothes
an' wo went an' got tied Up an
them thero is tho lciult," and. M.i
P.ckens pointed to Jiis flock of
children noW gutlicrcontlie Irvfc,
iHThat's-whfva'elfor.-gits fur, hsihS
pu imji jwiJ.iji;!inJl I
ii tlio 'b:
, (. i.' 'i.V.A.
yerwheBayirsuhere ain't notlnn
tha matter with jou, Mr. Pickens;
you'll be all light in a few days.'"
' 'No,' says tho old man, 'not
dispntin' your word at all, doctor,
but I uin't a goin' to git well ' "
' Pohaw,' says tho doctor, 'there
ain't a thing tho matter with you.' "
" 'I don't caio,' says my father,
'I've tuck a notion to die an' I'm a
goliV to dio in spite of you,' an,' "
said Mr. PickenB, Ion eijng his voico
and looking cautioiuly mound, "die
ho did, just out uv puie contraii
ness. So you fee," Mr. Pickens
continued, addressing himself to
Mr. Sparks, "it ain't no sorter uso
fer you to talk to me 'about votin,'
fer when tho votin' day comes an'
I go up to them poles an' there
ta'ce a notioai to voto fer Horaco
Greeley nr Jeeins Buchanan, I'd
voto fur 'em ur tear all creation
wide open. That's ji"st tho kind
uv a man I am, It depends on
wli it kind uv a notion I tako as to
who I votes fur. I don't care a
durn if it's a chinaman ur an
orai.go a-ioutaug. I'd ote fur 'em
if I wanted to. This is a fiee coun
try an' a man kin do jut as ho
darned pluaso if ho wants to."
Well, Mr. Pickens, if that's tho
case," said Mr. Sparks, suavely, "I
guess wo migli&MrwelJiSjjMr.
spend any marjajtimejihereStnnd he
Pago and I, as$iVvould,'
wasting our tftasgjjjgj
spend any marjajtimajhere.
got up from th& tabio,jfoljo ed by
his friend. ' iiV"' W
"When 'lection day
door, "its jist asjil
I'll take 'a fool not'
you an' Pago here, h
I H '-
s - '--
why it's no toljmgh'o, ,uv&le fur
an' so there's ho ' aseMBayirtlf any
moro about ll.'M.f "' $M
"Well, take good cirorroursetf,
. , .. rs n .faTT
iir. 1'icKens," rsaiaf,iurragoi
tsnding his handf 'S
iertawly. yon can count on
Willio Pickens adoin' that, hut
when them children git a little btg
ger an' a llttlo ctuliilnger, vo they
can curcumvent trlelnolcl daddy, T
don't look fur nothin', clso that fur
'em to jump on' mo aiing day an'
devour me an' piclsmy bono-'.
Why cannibals ain't riopatchin' t
them children," and- 'Mr. l'icken
shook his head despondently, 'bir
that's what a fellgrJgits' fur bein
contrary; if I hadn't a bin con
trary, I wouldn't a got' married an'
if I hadn't a got married I wouldn't
havo all them ravcriin blasts tr
purvide fur," ami ovhhntly in verv
low spirits Mr, Pickens turned
back into tho house whilo tho two
candidates mada their wny hack t
After watering their horso at (he
well they set off for Fairbanks
hich lay off o tho westwaid about
ton.miles. Tho blackbiid niigra
thin was still contimjingnhdaffthr.v
drovo over tho brow of tho hifl thi
flocks in 'passing almost touched
them on the'r heads, After leaving
tho Piekens farm they drove donn
into a boautl fill valley. The roul
wound round and round through a
maze of pino forests and as" they
reached tho foot of tho incline IheU'
way led by a wido pond that seem
ed in tho mellow afunrfrdn lri?Iit' to
ho bathed in a gpldqnShiM-TiLopt.
in'Bilont admiration hatjfiyoJirljJ
candidates 'rodo in l?Kito,tiieir
whole attention di'awrf'tb.lhti'beau
ilfgl sccnerlr Attct-crossing the
lvlandyicy:inicVS8dJ, into the
"ft7 ami apjvasjieii
UfeSB 13-. J-SWSt fl J-flURHM
tour of tho town. Workmen wer
at work erecting stands and making
preparations for the baibecuo on
tho following day.
As Sparks apd his friend crossed
to tho court houso thoy were nn t
by a tall, broad-shouldered man,
w ho no soouei saw Sparks than ho
"Nato Sparka a I live, nhy
where did you drop fioni''"
"From Qod'a count i.," prompt
ly answered Mr. Spa k, ''nc
thought wo would coiuo por and
seo how you all weie got'ing alon-j
out here forty miles from nmvh-rf.
But allow me," said Sparks, turn
ing around to his ft lend, "to makn
you acquainted with my fiiend
here, Mr. Page, candidate for coun
ty attorney. Risper, this is Colo
nel Badger, onu nf tho most famous
ciimintil lawyers iirthls part of tho
Page and tho colonel shook hands
cordially. Thccolonol was a smooth
faced man and tlieio was not the
least indication of a beard on his
face though ho must havo been
thirty-five or forty years old, 1I
had a very prominent chin, a lonti
sharp noso und n pair of pieiciiii,
hlack eye", and as he talked he h id
a habit of looking a person fixcdlv
in tho eye. from under h'.s lowered
eyebrows, whilt ho punched him in
tho sido to emphasize his remarks.
He wore a broad biimuieiil(blajji:
hut Which ho noio tilted back on
his head so far that it edomed a
wonder it did not fall off.
Paso. I'm delighted to seo, ,
I've heard of you n hundi&ljitji.
nut tuts is tne nrsc ujno ahu r
an opportunity to meet ypu;f.V
face, Como and Ut's nW n
something, "" and taking cij. Jiy "
tne arm no conuuoieu. inemfin
the street to tho neareSUwalqpn
Goina un to tho bar thocaloncl
almii tr.il ... i
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