Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex), Vol. 1, No. 18, Ed. 1, Tuesday, July 20, 1920 Page: 1 of 4
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PUBLISHED .EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY
.Jjf. VOL. I-
IIRECKENRIDGE STEPHENS COUNTV TEXAS TUESDAY JULY 2 ll:3.
TOM L. BAXTER Owner-Editor
NEW CASES IN
Dwtrlet court 00th district In ntill
IB wiwoh nut with very few '"ascs
ceMlwr to trld now oh Judge JlrtTt-
hwh continued nil cases except tho
ready for trial ty mutual agreement.
Today there is on trial the case of
Japer Tucker et l versus the Impe-
mil Oil ami Development Co. for can-
cellation of lease.
New Cars tiled.
1a addition to the case heretofore
reported In these columns a filed in
lhenew court then' Iwvc liecii added
J. B Fountain et ul vs. W It. Suilth
mit or damages
OttRK O (.'annady et ul vs. County
of Stephen InjiiHctlou.
Gertrude June vs. G. II. dimes ill-
Toree. G. R. Elder et al vs. Producer Oil
Co. et al stilt to try title and for dam-
anew. Pick. CaraplMil vs. J. T. MeCreary.
rait to quiet title.
Royal Stephen Oil Co. vs. I) F
Baker et al for assignment of Ititcr-
at in leaM!.
K. M. Todd vs. W. L. Crowley col-
lectles of m?t.
" Pbllllr Petroleum Co. et al ts. Art'
ataa Bros. & Prince et ul for Intercut
la ell and bum lease and damages.
T. M. Rlppy et al tis. J. H. IMcnrj
cancellation of lease.
II. K. Barws th C n. 4 L. Oil Syn-
dicate foreclosure of lbn.
Cattle Cray tr. George Oray di-
vorce. J. M. Guest ts. S. M. Hanks ct nl.
fa try title ami ikmage.
Wmtwr Supply Co. th. Geo. II. Hod-
hob to try title ami damages.
Wagner SHpoly Co. th. First .N-
Mnnal Rank of Rrcekciirldge and Jo
ge-Le Oil Cht MHVnlMhment
T. K. Hunter ts. Guy Moore. re-
cftfaMwhtti ami dMsolutlon of partner
J. A. Criwb'y et al th. Alamo Oil A
d W. -P. IMa-tCard et h th. Gulf Pn-
bWHhbCo. jWrtWo am) Injunction
tMHMferred'lrsA TarraBt musty.
J. I). Waller th. The Walker Meat
jOb ami K. M. Walker foreclosure of
HrtiRe ami attaefcweat.
O. M. Jemft th. A. TL Munke deb:.
O. R Jaflea va. Ouaraaty Bute
Xak of RreckenridiEC Karnlnhmeni.
IN PALESTINE CAN
NOT SELL LANUS TIUiKK
JNKW YORK JHly 10. While the
Jew Ufa people will be permitted to de-
v4vf ami reap the harvest from land
IHiremtH) Ib PalcstlBe by Um Jewish
B(lal fund ami also be privileged to
Wve It to their chlldiea they inn
aerw Mil it. This is in accordance
wkk the fin of the fuml to national-
tee Ut hi ml n Palestluo ami eliminate
Dr. Jtaoc RpetelB the fund's special
jMkd Hwculctlou as announced Imtc by
r who has just arrival
find he said wilt spend $1-
'MIW durlat; tl? next year for tho
Kmist of barreB lurkl which must
k mtetmed and made fit for Millie
dWk;'(br Jewkh reatcra.
re tmtB 7090000 Frem;h franca
.' lIpiitalB added haye already nnut
tvt kk hurl ami cultivating 0000
jMfw at what is now fertile Palestine
Awl amtilH developing alx agricultural
wlanlwi.aBd deseB tmllvldital fanns
'Tm? lwtd mK only baa iHircliased
mmhI far farmlag" he said "but It lias
jttMNk Mctemdve iHirchasHs in Jerutw
)mb TMrh.s Wilfa JaTTa afed and
Mi (lier jM-liR'Jpal cities of Pahlm.
nil! eflr MiHd U wed excluidvely for
WORK ON STRHRl'S
KY TUB CITY COMMISSION
VttHatt P holes ou Walker street
mv) slvlmjc oil trevtment arc Improvn-
Mmw yrATKiBe woatMra aionc nwt
1Htlr 4Bway. Th city has trleJ
i) water aprlHWlr with but JittUs aue
and uew tlie ell hi applied. Thin
f dwtt-kyiHC ban ba tried out
k 4ber eit(a ami very mwcifal ap-
ijBllMtkM baa beea ad to a atretcii
m llkeitfWe tmiw by the Cooper-
HbhiIowiiw - Co. tmk pit ami otmr
rMc o4l to aa feed aa any ami It
mmtij dec te work. 2CJHItU
LTWJ. 4 " ' . . l. i &.'
MOUNDING UP SLACKBttS.
. ' : ' f
WWUBHiid PWN toi' a
of TJM? aUMM 'sM!terf '
fc Ur New TtJft dhitit. wUcm HI
Mafi to.a ffw dajO
STKIKE IN NEW ORLEANS.
NEW ORLEANS July 'JO. A fin.
Mi fight In the street cur strike hcic
Is In proicct.
Omrglng Federal RwHvnr J. 1).
O'Kecfe for the street cur Hues with
liml faith t'owunl them thu uannn
turninl down O'KeefeV troj)otHl -tract
which strikers said wan qiiUn-
lent to un open nhop.
O'Keefe while refunlnR to d'al
with the amalgamated nsnoclatlotw of-
fered to Hipn a cttntrai't with a. ''om-
mlttee reprcMntlni; the local strcvt
MARTIN NO. 5
IS EXPECTED IN
.Martin welL No. r. Contcr-Hcmlcr
Hon. Im drllllnp In todiiy In the Mtnd it
:tl(Kl fi-t. and it Is expected to get
the flow iH'forc night.
Other widle hy tul.n conjjwny nnd
their Hiatus today arc na foIlow:
IJowIIhc drilling at 17.'50 feet; Gon1.
win No. 1 Hpuddtng In; Goodwin No.'
drilling at filft feet; Murxhali. drill-
Ingat .tri0 feet; Martin No. 4 drllllig
at .1040 ft-t; RoHcnqiitfat under
ranting at li2T feet; Walker-Culrt
well No. 1 drilling at 'AKIT. feet J
WalkepCaldnell No. .!. drilling at 1
FRENCH ARMIES ARE
OPERATING IN SYRIA
ly The Asoelateil Press.
IX)NDON July IS).--The Frencn
hme legun opiratlons in Syria mo-
Ing toward Aleppo and Damascus r.c-.-onllug
to the loudon Tines.
Advices have leen received In Iwn-
don says the Times tlu.t the French
hare Kent a IM-hour ultimatum to Fel-
mil klnu' of Syria demamllng his uc-
tjulescenci' hi the French mandate for
Syria and also In tlk adoptlou of
KreiH'h us tlie ofhYlal language and (lie
Frj'MCh ti(ttTtjKy H.the jcHWvucy cfi
At the expiration of (he 24 hour.
says the Times the French opened his
tllltlcs u gainst Akpo and Damascus.
According to reports the Arabs of-
fered no resistance. The French were
sukl to be using 80 battalions equlpsl
with tanks am airplanes.
ILtlNT NO SICH AIMAL.
1XJDON. July 'JO-R. I. Poeock
curator of mammals to tlie London
Zoological Society has discovered
what he says Is a "great hoax upon
the Americans who for more than 400
years have believed they laid badgers
on their continent."
An American badger brought hen
to make an "Instructive comparison"
was put in a cage with some Rrltlsh
badgers. The Hrltlsh badgers slcpr
all day aHd the American badger all
night. Dr. Ppcock Investigated nnd
decided tho American animal was
reither badger skunk stoat nor wea-
sel. He said its skull and teeth were
"wrong" for a badger It jacked the
scent gland and Its resemblance to
the badger waa so 'superficial he con-
sidered It of a totally different
"tribe." Outside of these points the
American animal was all right.
LICENSED TO WEI).
Huslness Is picking up some In the
county clerk'rt 6fHce and the hot
weather Is all tlie same to a number
of couples who do not care to wait
until next June the month of rows
ami brides. Tho following have se
cured licenses to pair during the iast!
John A. Itrachter and Nora Stark.
Henry C Went Jr. and Dorothy M.
J. ET. Ellis and Lllll Coot.
liewis Owens and Elva Abcrnatby.
CAUFORNIA HOTEL CHANGES.
Mr. ami Mrs. Ed Dunn Lave pur-
chased controllng Interest In tlie Cal
iforaia hotel and Iwto taken full
charge of tlte buslneea.
Mr. ami Mrs. Dunn lwve been res-
idents of IlreckcnrldgR for the pabt
year Mr. Dhhii ltavlmx been em-
ployed aa driller In the local field. He
wftl centlnue this work v&He &rfj
WMV) will 1 after 'the 'hotel Wulmka
NttmeroH Improvement '. wW '6'
made at the California Including a
cement stiVewalk in float 12 feet
wklc to conform with that of the Co-
lealal aud 4picu hot. t
The world . to lie rwmlu nv( r
with woMfcfii who mtve )Mthic to wer
tul iMidntr m aay.
R. R. WAGE INCREASE AWARD
IS SIXTY PER CENT OF DEMAND
AND DATES BACK TO MAY 1
CHICAGO .Inly a).-Thc United
Hallway Ltiltor Hoard foday awarded
nearly 11000000 organlwd rallwny
workers wage Increase totnling $000
000(KK). The Increase auiotintn to nn
proxiiuatcly 111 ter nt oter present
e)ieduleH. The award Im retraetUv to
May 1st of thls'ycar.
The norkera nought a hllllon dollur
Increase and they were awarded aH
proximately 00 imt cent of this.
Prealdenta of the lending brother-
IiimnIm and represeiitntlTes of the rail-
road tiuumgerH were pr.'-ent hen lu
nwnrd wiih announced. "T)ie ltourd
assumes iin a husN for this decNhn
a coutlnuance In full force and effect
the roles and working conditions -nil
ngreeHients In force under the author
ity of the United States Railroad ad-
ministration." said the award.
It is (he Intent'of the Hoard that the
lncrea' Ik; added to present wage un-
less othcrwWc stated.
Strike Relict rd Averted.
Whether the award will prevent the
threatened general strike remain to
Ih seen. Union leaders loft Imuiedl-
TEXAS GASOLINE IMPORTED
INTO CALIFORNIA RETAILED
AT 25 CIS.
IOS ANGELES. July 20. Gnsol ne
Sroni T'jxas is to be brought hero b
the Union Oil 'ompny to rclieic the
shortage in this city und vicinity. C.
W. Ralph of that company sent ot
yestenlay .afternoon telegrajnH of ln-
Ktnictlons whfch he says will within
three days start three tolld trains of
'Si tank curs each with TflO.OOO gallons
of gusohue on their way to Los An-
geles. Apparently relief from the Intoler-
able gasoline shortage Is In sight.
This relief supply M. Ralph state:
diould leglu to arrive here within
seven days. Texas gasoline will be
blended with the company's California
product Into gasoline that will meet
the requirements of ilv Los Angeles
speclfllcitions and that will he sold by
the company at retail at 2.1 cents u
Mr Ralph discloses the posslblllt.-'
of this relief of the Miortage strain
yesterday at a meeting oJ the vliuxnhcr
GOMPERS TO CAMPAIGN.
WASHINGTON July 20.-Prer.l-dent
Gomiiers and Secretary Morrison
of the American Federation of Lalmr
probably wlll tuke the stump during
the coming political campaign In op-
position to candidates or congress
regarded as uufalr to organl7
labor. Mr. Morrison lntlmsted labor
would concentrate Its efforts on can-
didates for the senate and house
rather than on till heads of the patty
The Federation however lias pre
pared for campaign purposes the .ee-
ord of the stand on lalior legislation
taken by Senator Harding In the hen-
ate nnd by Governor Cor when he
was a member of tho bourn.
WOULD COMPEL THE
DECLARATION OF PEACR
WASHINGTON July 10.-Harry K.
McCartney a Chicago lawyer in his
capacity as taxpayeMius filed suit In
tlie district supreme court to compel
Secretary of State Colby to Immedi-
ately promulgate tho joint resolution
of congress declaring at end the state
of war with Germany. Mr. McCart-
ney based his suit on the ground that
the president has no veto power over
a' Joint resolution.
BUY & LOTS IN KOSEWELL
Ivu Hoticoc. "
. Ce. Start TwM
"Tito BHfctlaml Building ami Dewlop-
reent Company have bought a block of
sixty lota In Rosewell addition Hniltii
& Itutler agents and have already
started Improvements. Tweleve Ikhuwh
"are how under courie of construction
ami olfcera will Ik; started it Is under
Moo a a soot: as material
plaefd ou the hjtouW.
" -" "! """ '"" "
ntely to U oen. Union lenders left
Immfsllalcly to present the award to
the thousand general chairmen gath-
ered to pass on It. They refused to
make any comment Imfore the meet-
ing. The terms of the decision were
known to them yesterday. They lie-
llee the men will stay in line until u
referendum vote can be taken Which
will require nearly amonth.
The new railroad union which called
n rcrles of strikes after breaking uway
from recognized unions will submit he
lMarJ's drclston to a referendum vote
.'ohn Grunau. president of the Chicago
yardmen said ttslny. The hoard failed
to mention unrecognized union de
mands for seniority rights lost durln;-
t In strike. It did not mention insur-
gent unions although IS unions ss-clf-IiMilly
mimed got the Increase.
Higher freight rates will lc neces-
sary to meet the -I per cent wage
award grunted E. T. Whiter rcpresen
tittive In hearing before the board an-
nounced. He suld after the conference
ttha the Western Managers assocl'i-
tlon of railroads wilt accept the award
and appty It Immediately.
PER GAL. MIXED
of commerce of the committee of r
liners and consumers wulch was organ-
ized early In the week L the board of
Representatives of other companies
statist that tenders of gasoline liad
!ee.ii matte to theui fro. a thc-tiild-coii-ilnent
Representatives of ' commercial or
ganizations ou the consumers' .shht oij
the committee gasped with astoulsh-
ment. Unanimously th.v declare this
was the first Intimation through all
the prolonged discussion in meeting
nfter mis?tlng that giuollne could be
had from the tnid-contiucnt field that
the alULed uuliou-wlde shortage mih
not so great but that uiid-contlncnt oil
could Im brought into California In
sufficient quantity to supply the de
ficiency here. The consumers promptly
voted that it was the hen.se of the com-
mittee that the Texas gasoline be
brought in even If the blend of it with
California gasoline had to lie sold toi
more than the prevailing local prhv.
TAPER PULP FROM ALASKA.
Ry The Associated Press.
JUNEAU Alaska July 1. -(Ry
Mall.) Machinery for Alaska's first
pulp and paper mill Is reported on Its
way north from the east. The new
mill Is to Ik built on the Specl river
near here. A sawmill Is already at
work on the ground cutting timber
for the building and docks. Water
power will be used exclusively.
MAU. AROARD 1 TRACK 1 !
That was the new cry and tlie wel-
come cry lu the union station at Fort
Worth last Sunday evening. It made
people prick up their ears und on all
sides Drccekenridgc became the topic
Our Pullman and two day coaches
came I non that train 'through to
Rreckenrldge. Monday the sumo eq'ilp
uicntfollowcd over-crowded. Tuesday
they hitched on two Pullmans one
dropped at Ranger and fmtr coaches
clear through to ItreeketiridKe making
a five-coach and oue-Puilraaii train In-
cluding the regular Dublin cars.
And they were crowded today like
thty are every day. Railroad officials
htuto that a bccond Pullman will be
added fur the through run to Rrecken-
rldge and that coaches will be added to
keep up with the demand even to the
putting on of an extra train which now
looka to be a near-future innovation.
"rcnrWpr Is g.etUng the pljly.
Ttvey tfw&'l t at Fort Worth ami
at every waiion a long me line.
AUSTIN uly 20. Plans for re-
moval of sttttu ti'ooi from Galveston
will he dlscHftMd in a conferem-e to be
held at Galveston tomorrow iMJtween
dtutens ami the governor and attorney
eueral wlo leave tonight fdr Gal.
IMJL'G AND 3LVRY RUY SHOW
HOUSES IN EUROPE
PARIS July 20. Mury Plekford
it nd her husband Douglas Fairbanks
unnnunced on their arrival here thai
they have bought a chui uof thca'ei's
for fhe exploitation of their own lllius
in England Ilollnnd Scandinavia Del-
gium Germany and Switrerlaud.
Tlie arrival of the couple uuised
scarcely a ripple In blase old "Paree"
which was plainly surprising to tne
two honeymooulng ill in stars after the
riotous reception accorded them In
London and elsewhere.
IS A SUICIDE
LONDON. July 20. Prince Joach-
im youngest son of the former kai-
ser fatally shot himself at Potsdam
itccordlug to a dNpatch to the Dallr
The prince was hurried to a lu-
pltal where lie died four hours later
The prince's wife left hint last year.
It Is fented the dNpatch adds that
the suicide of Joachim will have n
most disastrous effect on the health of
the former knlserlu. ' who for many
months has been deeply concerned
over the domestic troubles of her
PIANO TUNER STRIKES IT
LUCKY IN OKLAHOMA FIELD
PAUL'S VALLEY Okln.. July 20.
Hector Derdyn Hclglun a jslor umiI
pious piano tuner who cumu down :o
Indian Territory n fev years ago to
make his fortune speculating in cheap
lands of the Chlckiisnws Is worth u
million dollars today If he is wortli h
dollar hut pis rather than .speculation
Is responsible. Ills estate covers 2.r00
ncres a large part of which lie lsni;;ht
tor HS 1o $l.r an ucre at government
wiles lluylng was easy but paying
for It was hard for droughts were fre-
quent mid tin soil wbm not the Is'.ir..
Debt hovered ovef him nnd kept jilm
bowed down and pianos either did lot
Increase fast nr they refused to get
out of tune often.
Geologists and responsible otenitors
who know what the two Magnolia gas
wells In the Robertson district of Gur-
vln county have produced and are ca-
pable of producing assert that on. of
them tit least Is the most remarkable
gas well In the country. They declare
that It has gauged fid million cubic tect
daily before being closed In. The gas
comes from a sand entered at 1..5S0
leet. Tlie second Magnolia well half
n mile uway is credited with 10 mil-
lion cub'.c feet at 122." feet.
AFTElt COFFEYYILLE iMAYOK.
TOPKKA Kan. July 20. The Kan-
sas supreme court has allowed Attot
ney-Gencrul Hopkins to ntiiend his
ouster suit icttltIon tiguinst II. II.
Defchler mayor of Coffeyvllle und u
ehurgo that he allowed Immoril
houses to run undsr inotcctlon fron
city authorities. Tlte ouster proceed-
ing); were filed against Mayor Delch-
ler last spring on a charge of permit-
ting violation of the prohibitory law.
STRIKE RICH SANDS AT 538 FEE'-1.
TOYAH. Texas July 10. The strik-
ing of a thick vein of lirlcnit bearing
hands in the Aimer Davis well on dic-
tion ."'0 school block 58 Reaves isjunty
at 3.V feet has caused a resumption of
activity In the shallow field of the
Toy ah Rusln and also has caused a
revlvlcutlon of interest on the part of
those who are pinning their faith or.
the "MwJier .Tool" Idea and are there-
lore interested In finding tho jrrent
reservoir from which the ulutllow oil
By Tho Associated Press.
WASHINGTON July 10. British
officials of Bermuda have expressed re
?ret for tho insult offered the Ameri-
can fleg by British sailors July -1 the
stato department was advised in u
consular report from Bermuda. The
railors who participated in the tram-
pling upon the flag havebeen heavily
lined and sentenced to terms of Imprisonment.
TWO PAIRS" TOOK THE POT.
OKLAHOMA CITY July 20. "Two
pairs win" said ono of it party of
)oker players In a tJmbct ou the out-
skirts of this city the othor nighr
Til say they do" and looking up the
poker party saw two mjn( each armed
with a -pair of revolvers. The high-
waymen obtained oeveral hundred dol-
COST OF RAISING
Uy The Associated Press.
DALLAS July 20. Thro factor
the lateness of the season destruction
by boll weevils and the pink boll wotm
have had the effect or making the
present cotton crop in Texas the poor-
est of th" last decade according to K.
F. Shropshire secretary of the state
division of the American CoUon asso-
ciation. "While since June 1 there has been
a marked Improvement In crop condi-
tions the present indications are that
the season's supply will not be In ex-
ecxs of 11.000000 bales" Mr. Shrop
shire said here recently. "Natural con-
ditions which Include the weather
boll weevil and pink boll worm am
largely responsible but an ncute labor
shortage has played an imKrtant iwrr
in the cotton production.
"It is unquestioned that the world ft
stock of spinnnble cotton ou linntl and
In tlie manufacturers' and merchants'
stock of goods ou hand are far belnv
the average fqr it iicrlod of years. Rota
American and foreign mills with rare
exceptions nre running full time and
from Information available now tlw
outputs are contracted for many
months in advunce. This at profit
which will yield dividend:) In keeping:
with those paid by manufacturcm
for the hist two or three years nnd
which are the highest In the history
of the cotton manufacturing Industry.
"This will bo the highest priced cot-
ton crop ever produced in the history
of the South. It will be entirely to
valuable a product to expose to tlie
weather as In the past with a loiw of
millions of dollars. Warehouses with
facilities for stitllci?nt protection
should be provided."
He usscrtcd that men or n combi-
nation of men might be able by "a
chalk-mark" -method to bring tht
price of cotton below (he cost of pro-
duction hut maintained that the
South was rapidly organizing to com-
Imt tills manner of i speculation at thi
cost oft)ic producer.
NEGOES TO 1LNG.
RICHMOND. Va. July 20. Fully
justifying the story told ou the stand
by Miss Pearl Clark of Chicago pri-
vate Hisirctary to Congressman Britten
of that city a verdict of first degreo
murder wits returned by a jury in
Federal court In the case of William
II. Turner .'11 negro black and heavy
set charged with the murder of the
young woman's tlaiice Thomas Morgn.t
Moore government torpedo expert of
Alexandrin while she and Moore wcr"
on u motor trip between
Miss Clurk lu her testimony InsLst-
cd that the negro nfter robing her of
her Jewelry shot Moore to death with
a pistol nnd then subjected her .to
Turner held out In his story on the
.stand that she gave him her jewelry
practically without protest and that
he did not shoot her ecort until after
Moore had 11 red twice at him. He ahw
insisted that lie merely Approached tlie
car which wus standing still beside
the road thinking there liad been tin
accident He admitted asking Moore
for a dollar and saw no harm In that.
The Jury's verdict carries with it the
death penalty. '
Under the Federal statutes lfthir
verdict stands the negro will have to
be handed no provision being made
GOVERNMENT PURCHASES LAND
By The Associated Press.
SAN ANTONIO July 20i Pit."
chuse by the government of approxi-
mately 1000 acres of land lit Kelly
Field No. 2 and Brooks Field Is of-
ficially announced. The cost was
$108000. Negotiations are reported
under wuy for 'governmental pur-
chase of an additional' 1200 acres in
the two fields.
Cant. Erie Kudos of the Judge Ad
vocatea department Wanlilngton who
hnndled the transaction Just com-
pleted raid he was without official in-
formation as to what military usage
would be made of the two fields other
than that they probubly would serva
as air xtntlous.
MISS STIM80N APPOINTED
1IEAD OF NURSE CORPS
WASHINGTON July 20. - Miss
Julia U StlniMui of New York has
been appointed by Secretary Baker nf
superintendent of tho Army Nur
corps with the relative iijnk of mao
Mic received tho D. S M. nnd the Br'r-
toh R. R. O. for services In the Nurse
corps during the war.
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