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VOL. 1. SHINER, LAVACA COUNTY, TEXaJReSDAT MORNING, SEP'T. 7, 1893. A, O. WANGEM ANN. 3iy Goods, C nrALEii is- othinai Soots, 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 NER PLANTERS. 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 Hentlrjiiiirters l'or 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 Kinds. Sun oy Blind Vehicles of all So- 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 ivirnr elaawhern.'sJ - 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 MVmw Mnt iU ' 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. lie hns etc., and FREQ ' "VXXIESgB, aid Laral M B ff jJu2.ll.-x jsOTaja . 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, CITY 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. !41-BIS1ARK SALOOI.-l C. WAQCNCH. PEAI.EH IN SIQUOBS, "WINES, BEER, AND! CIGARS. s . i . 5 ... i i .... . Tesab, ELECTI efMEERING. ctsftgirgsil TnTtFW illKLW UiV NO. 10. tail .nffl atni BY MlH T'linill alto: 1 diverted the two candYdstSj the table. CflK! 'Now then -;ma)( yournelves," don't put oii(n a body has to himselfi" and tho word he li tato with Ijia generous slicd "I come on of people, I re ho continued, '' tlon to do nnytb don't make a b: tho consequonci wuz old 'l'oy, d ly in a crowd, ruther shnqt a letter marry ivurii idler iiKO iniL'. Georgo Dawsdn, it an1 coma stra: mocn' right th a notion to Terden ootdiv,' 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 all Jiesently iron to their host k stats at diero aifUn' i.ei :H "we and all our fur he(iciion to joilcd p It- off a )oH lak S2! t stock r lived," o a no- it an' it ncowhat w there ays one a heap le than jio 'count Ji Well. Uwf hTm tell jgon' told I tuck h Jane mess an' lift Jer- t? an' so l put on JJiJllar an' Id blackboard lfn's. Old otl.'fll td bito 111 VJnliun I driv' , , ,., -, '... ,. . waydJrjghnlSlFSFuvrilai ommonccdpRa aaiv piiiiftwn.lig nwnWhtbsKldHfliam d rSveauOH jWlmiOTnOTflTils rnfittliSyiJfiyo- Jnnv 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- 'TrT-"T-wp" menceo'iaKin fork andrpieeeri 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 tft pu imji jwiJ.iji;!inJl I LfJiarofeUjnriylAutier ,s)CKitltirtlbettjrijio61ii mm iHY,vu5AuvjKL,'i'' H ii tlio 'b: ho ,wu , (. i.' 'i.V.A. an cxaiSincaj young drtjg 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. oiilyi be yours to 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 i ' "When 'lection day PickenB, aceunuljiitij4' door, "its jist asjil I'll take 'a fool not' you an' Pago here, h l I H '- sivfr.ntt c JTL. pMf" s - '-- !.M jsaid ,nfto tlio .njlgthat pto' 'fvir Xtr'-don't 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 their bug5-y. 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 HPiW.M "ft7 ami apjvasjieii UfeSB 13-. J-SWSt fl J-flURHM Jv.ninnJeTrjniSSWiTllVqTJffiSl I vwimlv uminduwKrwKiimG9ns tliMjafartMlbHtUdifinakOTawn 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 cried: "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 state." 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 ...vv., tf,V' (Coutinucd on 4th Page.) K ?-"' wfe"l. U33 f".' V J,H "ffi?3w'?g tg