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Tho Gazette's Agents nro
Gonzales Gnslon Dellerry.
Stonewall S. S. Colo.
Iloolilicim 1. C. Cox.
Moultcm T. 1'. Jackson.
Dilworth J. II. Krntnlimu.
At large M. It. Polk.
Lemonade at Mcrscbcrger's.
California fruits at Mcrscber
Br'. Cool City boor on lap at Joe
Tlio Gazette is going to take
C. II. Flnto was -13 years old
Bitmark Saloon for 0. 1). II.
Advertise in the Gazette and
lie in fiHiion.
Mrs. -'Youngs went to Sweet
Car .load pf Hour at Mittanck's
at i4 per barrel.
0" to tlio llisniark Saloon for
0. I). II. S. cigar.
('. L. Williams has received a
carlo .id of cement.
Dr. Schicrsmann has n positive
cure for tape worm.
Bob Elam of I.ullng passed
through ton;n. Sunday.
Red seal cigars and fine tobac
cos at tho City bakery.
M. l, Polk in an authorized
ngeut for the Gazette.
"My Favorite," cigars on sale
at the Favorite Saloon.
Wanted, 10,000 bushels of corn
at A. (J. Wnngemann's.
fio to Flalo it Green for cheap
barbed wire mid lumber.
Miss Virgie Smith left for Id
ling Wednesday on a visit.
Gaston Dclierry is an author
ized agent for tho Gazette.
Get your turkey. I've got tlio
cranberries. J. F. Mitlanck.
Go toWoltors Iiros. for Hamil
ton Brown's boots and shoes.
Sample copies of the Gazette
can be had at tho Post ollice.
If you want to sell your corn
for cash go to Fkto it Green.
Barbecued meat on band every
day at the City butcher shop,
Instead of renting, buy a house
and lot from Jno. M. Krtiegcr.
Fresh kraut, mackerel and
black ejed peas at Mittancu's.
Bap Woodlcy of Moulton was
in town Saturday on business.
Well seasoned wood for sale by
August Schmidt. 14.00 per cord.
T. F. Jaoksou is tho authorized
agent of the Gazette at Moulton.
The infant child of Fritz Wun
dcrlich has beon quite sick this
Call and get ono of thoso pat
ent staplo pullers at C. L. Wil
liams.' I!ev. A. G, Nolan departed for
Reoville, Tuesday, to attend conference.
Captain Jones and ladv of
Gonzales passed through town,
Shiner does more business than
any other little' city of its size in
Car load of flour just received
at Mittanck's, which he will sell at
$4 per barrel.
Mrs. Will Snear and family
left for Yoakum Saturday to reside
Miss Kiln Ilabermaebcr passed
through Shiner Friday on her way
home in Flatonla,
Moritz Ttiehtcr lolurned- from
Sun Antonio Sunday, looking muoh
improved in health.
Mrs. Ed. Wangomnnn and
mother, Mrs. Kollmann, left for
San Antonio, Tuesday.
Mrs, Will Grant arrived from
Austin Friday mi a visit to friends
and rolativcs in Shiner.
F.rcfh oyetiTH at the city bak
ery; prico per dozen, stewed, 30 cts)
frfed. 30 cts; raw. ?0 cts.
Miss l.nra Cnle of Stottcwall
and Mrs. Eminelt Colo of Gohsalei
woro in town, Thursday.
KUCHXT IIOTlHi AltltlVALS
C. L. Slevcns, Waco; J. Bur
champ, New Orleans; II. C. Berry,
Honey Grove; Carson McMahou,
Galveston; Henry Warren, Hous
ton; L. M. Ditiner, Paris, Tex.
J. Mittmann, Galveston; It. El
lert, Cueio; J. C. Jones, Cincinnati:
W. W. Blair New Orleans; F. Run
ge, San Antonio; A. Moclkr, cltvj
W. A. Hollas, city.
A. G. Wangemann and Mayor
Holloway left J estcrday for Galves
ton on business.
Miss Mollie Franks of Moulton
was in town Friday and Saturday
visiting Mrs. Win.Green.
Photographer G. A. Panncwitz
has moved his gallery to Main
street, east of the Mock store.
There will be a ball at the K.
P. Hall November ICth. Music by
the famous Joe Volino band,
There will bo a meeting of tho
fire company next Tuesday night
In finish all the business now on
Nnw is tho tlmo to advcitic,
The people will know Where to go
for their goods when times get
When you have dandruff call
on A. 0. Koepke. He will cure the
worst case with his celebrated
Woltera Bros, have received
the lurgtst stock of clothing over
offered for tale in Shiner. Call and
examine their stock.
A good shop made buggy and
set of harness for sale cheap by
John M. Krueger. Office at Mit
tanck's grocery store.
District attorney Spooner pass
ed thruugh town 'Juesday on his
way to Flatonia to attend the wed
ding of u couple of friends.
I have for sale 100 cord? of
wood, at a bargain. (Jail at my
place six miles nest of town.
It. II. FlTZClEIiAI.I).
Wo arc getting a good corps of
ngents mid efforts will bo made to
place the Gazette in every homo
in Lavaca and Gonzales counties.
Sevdler it Ksclienberz have re
ceived all their stock with the ex
ception of hardware and notions.
wliicli will be in now in a lew days.
Aug, Stephan requests us to
announce that as long as prices
continue good he will pay ifli.OU
for the seed, on all heavy bales of
Fritz Tieken. who was involv
ed in tho difficulty Friday night,
plead guilty befoio Justice Tampke
Saturday and was lined $5 and
Woltera Bros, have the finest
stock of dress goods in Shiner.
They arc of every color and vaiietv.
Call around and look at tho goods
that crowd their counters.
Wo de ire to call attention to
the dangerous condition of the
bridge south of town, Unless tho
necessary repairs are niado there
will bo a serious accident there
C. L. Williams is the agent for
tho genuine Waukegan and Glid-
den barbed wire and warrants all
wiro sold by him to be in perfect
condition and uninjured by con
tact with salt water,
Apropos of the hard times
Henry Messer says: "It beats tho
world how queer times are now.
It ain't a going to rain any more
howsoniover, and people are dying
now that never died before in their
Charlie Pfeil left ror Cuero
Tuesday, where bo w. 1 to-day wed
one of Cuero's lairest daughters.
We will give full account next
week. Let it sulllco that Oharlio
has tho Gazette'b best wishes and
A herd of 4G0 cattle belonging
to Plato & Green were driven to
Jackson county last week for tho
purpose of Obtaining better range.
Jack Lawrenco accompanied tho
drive and reports having had a very
Clinton Askey and daughter
of tcesville, Gonzales county, were
Visiting relatives in Shiner. Satur
day and Sunday. Mr. Askey stat
ed that the droucht was beintf ser
iously felt in the western portion of
tho county now. Travollng has
becomo very bad on account of tho
great cloud of dust that tie from
tho parched ground;
FI3AST AND ItAl.Ij.
Tlio Turners unit Their Friends
lit tho r.ono Stnr Hull.
Warnkon and Hassmann's Lone
Star hall and grounds wero crowd
ed Friday afternoon and night by
people from tho surrounding coun
try and Shiner. Tho weather van
cool and agreeablo and the Turner's
exercises were nf the very best. It
would bo exceoilmgly lianl to Una
a finer looking company of young
men than those composing tho com
lumv at the Lone Star hall. They
arc finely disciplined and as active
as squirrels. The ball at night was
largely attended. The music was
furnished by the Cheapsido band.
There were "an abundance of re
freshments both solid and liquid
and tho gatheiing was characterize
d by sociability and good humor.
There were a goodly number of the
Cotton Queen's citizens in the ball
room at night and dancing contin
ued nearly all night. The Gazette
man returned with Louis Richter
and Joe llcrzik and is inclined to
entertain a high opinion of Mr.
luehter's abilities as a driver.
The Gazette man met Messrs.
Wm. Hagensdorf and F. T. Kutach
on the grounds, Both addod their
names to the Gazette's subscrip
Boit.N. To Mr. and Mrs. C. K.
Holchak, October !IlBt a son,
weight nine and a half pound. Dr.
S. F. Nave was in attendance.
Mother and child doing well. Mr.
Holchak's many friends, among
whom tho Gazette claims first
rank, extend their congratulations.
We call attention to the adver
tisement of the Dr. Miles Medical
Compaiiy, which appears in this is
sue of the Gazette. The'r Ner
vine, Heart Cure, Tome, Blood Pu
rifier, Nerve and Liver Pills, etc.,
aro sold on a positive guarantee,
and we have no doubt aie remedies
of merit. Sold bv Aug. Grave.
All those knowing themselves
indebted to me will pltaso come
forward and settle by December 1st
as I am closing out my business
preparatory to removing to another
place.,'' Hknhy Kuesii..
Tonnv one sending us a club
of five subscribers to tlio Gazette,
paid in advance, wo will send a
copy of the Gazette one year frco.
Shiner Flie Company.
The II ru company meeting Mon
day night was very well attended
and the members were nearly all
in attendance with tho exception
of those who were sick or absent
from town, Tho meeting was call
ed to Older by President J. F. Mu
tinies and the minutes of the piev
ious meeting wero read and ap
proved. The constitution as drawn
up by tlio committee was then sub
mitted for approval. With the ex
ception of some alterations and
amendments it was adopted. The
roll notfeontaing sixty-three names
Those who have signed since the
first meeting are Julius Richter,
W. A. Hollas, Charles Amsler. F.
Wilks, Aug. Martens and Ed.
Mersoberger. In tho roll published
last week J. E. Merseberger's name
was repeated, a mistake. Piesident
Mitlanck appointed Max Walters
and J. C. Blohm a committee of
two to solicit contributions from
business men and property hold
ers. Paul Franke, Julius Richter
and Ed. Mersobcrgor were appoint
ed a committee to select a regular
place of meeting. A financo com,'
mittee, consisting of J. W. Hollo-
way, Aug. Martens and J. C. Blolnn
was next appointed.
The constitution as adopted reads
that the regular monthly meeting
shall be on tho first cdnesdav in
each month. The annuul meeting
shall be on the first Monday in No
vember of each year.
Wo neglected to mention last
week that Tom Shandera had re
covered tho horse he had stolen on
the night of the robbery. It was
found in S.un Moore's pasture,
where it had wandered after being
turned loose by the negro at Moul
ton. ,Will Wiseman's horse, taken
the same night, has not been heard
of at this writing.
An excursion party of about
twenty front Gonzales passed
through Shiner Saturday on their
wny to Rockport to the oyster roast
there on the 29th. Editor H. L.
Davis and count? attorney Walker
were of the partyi
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outer door with a terrible ringing
clang. Blow followed blow and in
a few minutes tho ,mob would bo
With blanched faco and shaking
hand ho drew from his inner
pocket a leaf of paper and a pencil.
Pressing tho paper up against tho
wall ho wrote:
"Dear father. In an hour I will
be dead, but before I step down in
to that dark abyss that lies just
beneath my feet, I write these last
words of farewell. I urn about to
pas beyond the dark portals of
that eternity that lies beyond this
night and I have ono request to
make, my last one. Have me
buried beside sister Anna. When
she died five years ago I lost the
only one who could havo kept me
from tho fate I meet to-night. I
loved her with all my heart but wo
will never meet again. Sho is in
heaven; I will be in hell. Forgive
and forget me. My oxecutioners
are almost here. Your boh Ned."
With trembling fingers he folded
the note and directing it in care of
tho jailer laid it on the cot. His
last moment was near at hand.
The great iron door was battered
down and in through tho opening
rushed a hundred men.
Tho young criminal fell back in
to the darkest comer of his cell in
terror and his lips involuntarily
murmured in broken words tho
prayer he hail been taught by his
mother years and years before.
Our father who art in heaven.
hallowed be thy name " They
were battering at his cell door now.
"thy kingdom come, thy will bo
done " A bar was forced through
the door and it began to quiver and
shake. "on earth as it is in
leaven " Twenty hands wero
tearing at the door and a hundred
gleaming eyes, wero fastened on
him. "give us this day our
daily ' A craBh, tho door is
giving way only ono momept
moro "bread and forgivo us our
transgressions as we forgivo those
that transgress against no. lead us
not into " A hand clutches him
by the throat and a dozen others
aro already laid upon him.
There is a brief ttrugglo as he
tiies to beat them off with his faco
s-et in agony mid despair. A mo
ment more and ho is dragged out
into tho corridor.
"Kill him, . kill him," shout a
thousand voices as he emerges into
view at the door and a- great roar
goes up as of a horde of wjld beasts,
ravenous witli hunger, catching
sight of a victim,
'Ned, your time has come to die.
No use to look w ildly to tho right
and left; there is not ono friendly
face to bo seen. They nro all hun
gry for yourlife&nd joumuet die."
A ropH is thrown over his head
and he is hurried away.
A few hundred yards from tho
j.il stands a beautiful maple tree
tall and stately. The leaves have
fallen in tho autumn storms and
the wind sighs mournfully through
tho naked branchos.-
Over the nearest limb the rope
is thrown and an inverted barrel is
set beneath and the young crimi
nal is lifted' upon it and the crowd
stands ready to perform tho last
act in tho tragedy.
A hush falls on the vast crowd
aB the light falls full and fair on
the face of the man who is about to
He stands erect, now that the
last moment boa come, with his
head thrown back, his eyes flash1
ing and his lips curled scornfully
a coward no longer. With heaV
ing breast and set teeth ho awaits
the end. A tall white haired man
comes hurriedly through the crowtl
and kneeling at tho foot of tho tree
prays for tho soul of the doomed
man and oyefy head Is involuntar
ily bared. tuaveriug and trembl
ing tho minister's voice rises and
falls and ns his prayer comes to an
end a great sigh goes up from tho
"Steel your heart now, Ned, for
the agony of death, father, home,
sister, God, ono thought of tho past
and ono thought of the future," and
twenty hands clutch tho rope and
ho swings out with convulsing
limbs, distorted face. One. two,
three, four, five, will he never die?
Tho wind sways his body to and
fro and strong men turn deathly
tick as they gaze on the blackened,
distorted featuies of the victim of
IT'S local Ninvs,
Editoii Gazhtte: As of
can we ctill chronicle dry weather.
una uroutn is becoming very ser
ious, and very effectually inter
rupts nnd interferes unsolicitedly
with almost every branch of busi
ness and amusement known to
man. Every resource of actual
physical support and existenco is
Wo have all year been complain
ing of the silver .question, tariff re
duction, repeal of irherman law
conditional or unconditional, but
now these nil as compared to tho
question of food and raiment and
the price of cotton dwindle into ut
ter insignificance. They hardly
prove reminiscences of past topics
of interest to our hard-pressed and
hungry people. They are forgotten
lore. Did I say every pleasure of
life wiib abandoned? Not so. Wed
dings are still celebrated, cupid
with his bow and quiver is ever on
the alert nnd he is able even to
penetrate tho brawny textures of
the hardy blacksmith a few days
Mr. Felix Tilecek and Mr. Carl
P.esifender and two Misses Mert
lick were the contracting parties at
a double wedding in this neighbor
hood, esquire Jackson acting officer
of the ceremony. The first names
of tho young ladieB could be given
but as some trouble has already
arisen as to who married who wc
desist from giving names. The es
quire says that ho united in1 tho
holy bonds of wedlock Mr. TiloceTi"
and the larger of tho twi sisteis.
This Mr. Tilecek will not ngreo to
at all and stoutly claims the small
er of the two. The esquiro only
fettles tho matter by saying that
tho gentlemen may have trackd at
a later date than the wedding. All
parties however aro perfectly satis
fied and it is none else's business.
Mr, Henry Schadde has since tho
the fith day of September lost four
children, their death being earned
by diptheria. Tho family have had
a sore trial to undergo and through
it all have borne themselves up
with that manifestation of fortitude
which is very commendable and
praiseworthy and they too have for
weeks borne themselves up physic
ally as was hardly to be expected,
through unceasing and untiring
watching, waiting and nursing and
that without a murmur. Tho dis
ease being a very contagious one,
tho neighbors though willing to do
every work and favor possible with
out coming in close contact with
the sickness could not aid in nurs
ing personally and it all devolved
upon the father and mother, who
stimulated as nothing save a pa
rental love, interest nnd feeling can
stimulate and support boro through
it all heroically. Thoy havo tho
heartfelt sympathy and condolence
of the entire community. Wo wish
a cessation of hostilities toward
them by tho so far unrelenting
Wo are informed that Mr. W. 0.
Woodley has recently supplied him
self with some Kentucky thorough
bred buggy and carriago stock and
any lover of tho beautiful and
speedy can gratify himself and
pleaso tho eye by calling at Mr.
Woodley's stables in Yoakum and
inspecting his stables. They aro
Honing for rain we remain
Thero wore services at the
Catholio church Sunday morning
and tho ordinances of baptism wero
administered by Father Benes to
the infant daughter of Jno Kopcc
ky and the infants of Chas Tleh
avsky, Ig. Sieorij F. Baros and Lr