Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex), Vol. 1, No. 30, Ed. 1, Tuesday, August 3, 1920 Page: 1 of 8
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PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY
0L I- No. 3e.
BRECKENRTDGE STEPHENS COUNTY TEXAS TUESDAY AUGUST 3. 192.
TOM L. BAXTER Owner-Editor
tSOLINE PROFITEERS EXPOSE
THEIR HAND IN THE SALE OF
TEXAS GAS IN CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES Aug. 3 A second
tralnlMd of gasoline to end the short-
BR.' Ih Los Angeles will arrive twJwy
Tb Srst one rolled Into the city yes-
terday from Texas a ail wan weleor.w-d
ty reception eonimlttex- headed by
The train consUP-d of 25 tank earn
containing 200000 gallons of gasoline.
Six wop Iralnloads arc on their woy.
They will bring altogether l.r.00.000
gallons. Tins train was consigned In
(ho (!islon Oil cminy und was lm-
'inedtatt-Iy available for distribution to
the FerVlfC statin!!
It will cll for
HIS AT LAST
FAMU8 TRICK AVIATtft SmiT
MAT jmiM M&Lim
i - . m -'.- A
Mt N Wt t MluM Wm
jy The Associated Pre. .
1X)8 ANGELES. Ag.' a.'- Wme
LeekleAr and Lieut. MUten Everest
avtaters were killed Monday. nlAhc
kW)c cspaged la prferiKJc ef a f-if
vfr a notloH picture veacern. IK'kh-arJn
Mltat to straighten out after a 10 000 -
cm o uiu-
Ilolh men wore IdUrttftfjiIaif id
Tlioy wero ma.klH; a N4th
l!;ht and rocket-ifl'4:t film.
??WIRT .CARTIAK TRIAL OK
t PRIVATE J: V. TYLErt
' .' .-. .T--S-"4-rt ' V5
f - ...
OAr.VP.fJTOK. Auk. a. The trial hj
n Reneml court luurtlal of Private J C
Tyler of Center Tean. the Nntloeal
Rnardxmqti who lut Friday tilcht Hiot
and klltal CupL Herltert A. Itobertun
a citizen of (ttilvexton und a member of
the National Guard wax Itepin n'. -o'clock
yoHtcrduy afternon. The hear-
hiK wuh oiH-n to the pnblle.
Tbf shootliiK of Captain HohertHoii
followed IiIm failure to Mop hit aulo-
oblle which h" wan tlrlvliic wt-t tin-
lamp when cIuiIIciikhI by Tyler who
who oa entry duty.
The trial of Tyler by louit martial
wuh heKun despite dctuundti of elvil an
thorltlex made tiMn Governor llottby
tlwt the man be turned over to them.
Ih announcing that the'hearluK wodd
bo epc to the public llrlj;adler-Gcu-tral
J. V. Wolterx also invited tho
weaaberH of the Galvton county pnunt
Jury to attend the hearing.
Faacral ftcrflct'H for Captain Itoherl-
ion wcro held yeMerday under the nits-
pices of AiTonue Post No. 1!0 American
IeftioB of which he wan a menilKv.
Ueacral Woltcrx and hlx nlaff atten.!"d
ROME SICKNESS REPORTED.
Information comes that there are a
few cawfl of what ix iironoinned to be
typhoid fever In the town uIhhU the
eases In ull. There In no apparent eon-
nectlon lietween them und no known
common cause. Water Is considered
the moat proline t-ourcc of contagion
uud the icoplc are drinking water from
tanks wells and distilled. There la
nothing In the fdtuatlonr regarded as nu
'extremely light visitation for a com
tnunlty of this nu to lead to any dclln
He cause The doctor advise using dis-
tilled or boiled water for drinking as
precaution againn that ource of con-
veyance of fever and other disease
AUTOPSY REVEALED NOTHING.
By The Aff-oelutd. PretM.
NKW YOUK Aug. 0. AutvfMy ou
the body of Mrs. Eugene Icroy trunk
murder ) Jet 1m failed to show traces of
poison il( the bralu It l nnHQitncoil.
Oth4'r vital organfi of the body were
absent making It impossible to deter-
mine how the woman met her death.
F T1& American For Job Prlutlnc.
JMASKED ROBBERS HOLD UP
BANK AT MOUNE-CITIZEN SHOT
111 A8. Jh 6lx armed
'tiflowil UoW-up today
25 ceBtS a gxllOB.
This price was agreed upon by of-
:ki. t' of the comiwny In view of ilw
eot of tran.porutlon. The Ota I
freight bill on the woven tralnloids
w III aununt to about f 100000 or hIkiiiI
P.i cents a gallon. To offKot the
freight bill the Union (Himiwtiy will
mix It California product with the
gasoline from Texas
The Rlehllcld Oil Company. Pucntr
Oil company Ventura Helming Co uptl
others haw large quantities of giii-
line coming from the Texan and Oklu-
SET BY COURT
The bit; cnw Ikre Memlay to Interi
. -i - .-. . wu. nnmi
lnMWltwwlHJM rMrk k HHjht.
Tlic rpMrt ct daymen whliUi iadlvkl-
twlrt whrtit apfM4r aitd preHsf agrtiiwi
the rVn HHd.frMa ky t day thtv
WvlNJ efiMlwurki .MI' IHirjww
If la uadejttfed ihat tWre nas mia-f
IncllRuatlon exprrtwd hy msw- htd
owcprn Hh( ohjtnt to Ivavu their nndl-
lUinn raided to 742.1 an acre und tti.tt
rW'tltloti was formulated asking the
i - ourt to not raise the tuxes on land hut
The fm-w of.fliU
Itloa Avi.ln hy TiKiUiHerk-Ht.
irt'r. WprltfwiiH reort4J Uuitit
OF IBIS PLACE
EVEKVItODY IN THE EAST
INTERESTED IN OUR TOWN
Sol Morgunntcln hit 8 returned from
New York und other euhteru iKilnt.
where he looked in on the dealers In
his Hue of cood.
Very Interesting Ik Mr. Morgan-
Mein'H slnr of how hi starred a "The
.Man Prom Itnvkenrldge." From llrat
flat Ion out all the way to LIP tip New-
York the dlHcovcry tha there wtrs n
man Among them from IlnvkeurhlK"
Teux was the marling of a string of
inquiries hy the crowd. EverylMidy. it
KecliiK Itia heard of Hreekenrldge. rtlie
lias Itungei and other udvertine.! (
centers hacked clear off the mat-
muylic not hitch general knowledge of
llrcckourhlge uh there was of Hanger
during the tir-t dayn of oil dlncoveiy
at the latter place hut Just us muck
interest und fur more Intelligent in-
quiries from that elans of pi)ple who
ride in the varnished cars and whoo
Interest l to bo cultivated. Good
publicity work has Ih-ij done Mr. Mor-
gauntvlti can te.stlfy und he is on of
th uclhe Instrumentalities In Hit
dissemination of advertising matter
through the Young Men's PuhJIelty us-
lie nan plenty or opoi
tuiilty to add to the fragments of lu-
tnriiiatlou Ills questioners jKisscit-ed
and he did not lose that opportunity.
They ull knew something ulsuit the
admittedly g rent est olj fkid in Amer-
ica und they nre euger for more.
Illustrating the Interest in ltni-ken.
ildge In the cast among capitalist.-'
.hen ve live prospective Investors
of Icrge means who cawe all the way
from New York direct to nreckcnrldgit
on the Kime train with Mr. Mnrgan-
ateln aud they are here now picking
up hargains. Everything In this scc-
tloa Is n bargalu' at ntandard market
COURT HOUSE FURNITURE.
Tim remodeled court house ia TeVxjlv
ing ome of its new equipment in' form
of tiling canes chairs etc. When com-
pleted and furnished Stephens county
will have one of tho most complete nud
substantial public huildlRgfc Jn the west.
the two telleri) In tho Toult and )ian-
UsltAn frofti his sWp afeross the
tftoot 'ito filve- the alarwu He uay die.
IS IT'S NAME
DEVELOPMENT ON 49-ACHE
IJ!.8G EAST OF TOWN
A pa advertisement of the Lucky
Walker Oil Syndicate in this Ksuc or
The Amrrlcun cotalns (literehtlng mat-
Icl' for th cltlren with a pride In hi-
tfiwu's development and for him who
might want to put a few dollars into
an enterprise which luitj us promising
it future i.k has this eouiiany. The
name 'Lucky Walker" is not ex-
plained in no many woids but most
icoplc can Imagine the particular
Walker whose carei'r suggeste the
choosing of a name for the company.
The Lucky Walker Col. Ilarr
Ilyrues prt'shlciil lias secured u -hi-ucru
lease In what Mr. Walker Is wild
to hare churartcrUcd as the choicest
oil acreag" In Hie li WaJJ; CjJjJwjJI
"tract fnnu which this Is -nt. This
JO acrt" lies one and three-fourths
miles cant of Hrcckenridge. it olT-
wts the Kenslaiwl company leas' with
tin big prodttctieH aud Is cIom' to the
j'nMoiwi and ncimitlemil lUieau well
the weM -whleh eatlties ta InctiHiw
It -llfi-alv whleh J Mtld to Hvh
tHHile an Rtta an MM Harreln jwr
day. It la oc of tlw beat predw!cr
Ib tho .HtfpfcBft county McMa. Oh all
id! or tao lease of tb frtwky Wilkr
a.rp ffood pnidwlHg wellw a ad what-
ever VaVrlt Iherc may Ih Ib drllllH)j on
"prtiveir grotiHtf this" company will
KoHr wells are pledged to lie drilled
on the tract. Materials for the dor-
tick of (lie flrnt well are on the ground
awl same Is ltclng creeled ftuuldliirf
ta will lmmcliatcly follow completion
of the rig so George II. Dodwiu well
AlThe territory to
the east and sotih
eM.nt of Jlns-kenrldRe hMVltadrSmeVal
nW tl.n'iii w'e.tTT'oniVimions h?rTdy.
The wel In town that came In yestej-
duy may Im.- consldensl us of the group
of big producers which liuve recuitlly
directed all eyes hi this dlrtrtlon. A
number of other completions at
ithotit dup. cfiimectlng the town well
with Ih" Piutejiu und Kcitsluiid t.ud
other big ones east aud toutheust und
It cems nit almost certainty that tin
big kkiI pemtrutel ut M'Vcrul widely
eimnitf! isiluts is one of the vi r.v
best In the county The Lucky Walker
js'ople hut full conlldeuce that helr
forty-acre lease Is right over the big
(Miy. aud development around them
lend strong color to their eoutldei.ee
Head their tuhcrttscuicnt and gel
WELL GOING UOWN ON
THE Y. M. C. A. 1X)P
Drilling on the Y. M. O. A. block i.
to lie start il ut once nud there is u
i cry interesting announcement of same
on another page of this issue of The
This block Is close In und it Is Just
hOO feet from the big Gonolocs gusher
which U iMiuiiug nut oil as If the sub-
terranean biipply was inexhaustible.
The lessees of the tract are plucltu a
Mmlted number of shares with the pub-
lic; square dealing Is assured hi the
arruiigcmeiit to hac the lluanclal end
or the uslucs looked after by an oHlcer
of a local bank. The royalty is ouly
one-eighth which will leave seven-
eighths of production to In- divided
amoug the stockholders the one well
laiug the limit of operations uud the
proMisltion thus simplified to (hut of
ho whig u gusher will lm struck it is
practically certain that oil will be pro-
ducedthis tract Is completely sur-
rounded by producers und not a dib-
hole anywhere near. The Gonzoles
well close by. Is a regular freak and
Its yield deems to not tlccrciiM) hut to
hold up or Increase In Its. steady Jlow
of thoiiMinds of barrels ier day. A well
of equal performance on this tract
would make some big money aud easy
laouey for the owners thereof.
SLYry BARRELS OF WHISKY
REQURATID2D IN WILL
By The Associated Press.
CLEVELAND Ohio Aug. s3.- Sixty
barrels f whiskey spell education unf
a start In life for Sherman Goodfr 'nil
uge 2 ycur. Tho wW 'Vy was wkjed
to him in trust hy hs uncle Adolph
Ooodrrlend a former wholesale liquor
denier who died recently. Ti ui'
nsks the whlnkey bo sold and the
money held in trust until the boy is
Ul years of age.
Federal nulhoiitles say tho liquor
can be sold legally for mcdiclpul pur-
posses.' They tjejiro tjiere mjifidh i$f
9k (m 'thCiMlMrrVlfl. 4H9v-n fni-
iuii wiu price regiHtereu druggists pay
Jt would ho Wirth ($30000.
BEHER GET IT
EXPRESS MATTER MUST BE
. RKMOVED-OR EMBARGO
People who have expresH matter
M.nt direct to Kreckenrldge via Ui
railroad and laraplvwho appreciate the
diffcri'iico between getting their pack-
ages In Breckinridge ratliec than in
Kastland or pome other former tn-
lion for dLschurgc might take it m
rloiiHly that It Is up to them whether
I hey continue to rivolve expresa mat-
ter hen or go back to the system of
ixiytng an express truckman a dollar
or more a package for bringing saui"
out from some other town.
The warning Is Issued that If tho-e
to whom express Is consigned do out
can for and remove name from iht
dest the service will go under em-
bargo until such time an Hie depot ue-
enmUi7M...';us wn'I'-ft&aUut nwimu-
tloil or service. Already the urn-ailed-for
lweakagcs mug I be Hent to the
"dead letter otllce" or ua the exprcs
people name their boucyard tlw "(Md
Hos" Ktatiou to asake roosa ein?
there net W received moro fresh
The warning has beca lhued.
JAP MAVR-NtYHINO N
US IN WAY T DIVHKT.S
CHICAGO Aug. 31'he dlreree sit-
uation In the Halted States is much
worse than It was In Japan In Its worst
lays of heathenism uccordliig to Fran-
cis JL .Moody executive secretary of
the international Committee on Mar-
riage and Divorce. Mr. Mootly whot-'e
committee represuts a largi' group of
religious deiiowlHatleuM Is attempting
(o get Uniform laws lieuiiug on mar-
riage and dltorcc ln America.
'in lyijt Japan lud ow-Jvoree to
efliuVrli-?. tSJlT'Mr Mijod) .
".Seventeen of our states had ratios
ranging from one dlrunv for every sU
marriages in Kuu-as to one divorce for
almost every muriiage in Nevada.
That's how we compare Japan.
"Our divorce situation Is worse than
Japan's before that country passed a
national divorce law. In 1010 eleven
of our states. Oklahoma Indiana ("the
paradise of five lovers") Texus Mis-
souri ArkuiiMis Iowa Ohio Michigan
Kentucky Illinois aiid Tennessee had
almost us muiiy divorces as the average
of .luiuin for ten yeurs and Japan iaf
a M)pulatlou of l-'O.OOO.OOO more."
LYNCHING PARTY GETS AND
HANGS NEGRO MURDERER
HllltUVEPOUT. U. Aug. :.- Imme-
diately after oftlcers entereil the jull at
Center Texus Monday afternoon with
Mgc Daniels negro who Is said to have
onfessed that lie murdered Mrs. Man
gle Hall ou a farm near there hist
Thurxluj members ofu crowd of 1000
or more who had stood liuimtleiitly out
side during the grand jury msmii
stormed the prison aud began huttermg
thu entries determined to lynch the
ncgio. Shortly before 4 o'clock the mob
got )xshCHsiou of Daniels ami hungej
him from a limb of u large oak tree on
the court-house square Capt IJrldge-i
of the CenleX military company wun
vvlriMl from tlr governor's department J
to furnish trcHjpg to help prevent the
lynching hut tl.e mesMige came too Inle
to mobilize the juilltlu.
ah:ssengeU locked ln
CAR WITH WHJI HE Ml
OIIMJAGO Aug. 3. -Perils of an ex
pi ess messenger when Iflcketl in kli
car with shipments of wild nuhuuls
reptiles and machiuery were set forth
before the railroad labor board In the
express employes' wute hearing.
AddiKOU liollilltrer. cnnul itreclileni
of (uJ Order of Jtullway Expressnmii
told of the plight of one express mes
senger who found himself looked in a
cur with U wild bear.
lie "pbuded for Increased wages fqr
the 75000 express workers ou the
ground that not only tho Increased
cost of living but tlie peril of their
work entitled them to more money.
DIDNT GIVE US NOTICE.
PARIS Aug. 3A stock of Mummy
champagne appraised at $15000000
will bo auctioned it Itholais soon
Each hliLtir will bo required to put
uaW.000.K) and no hid will be allowed
for less than 2.0) bottles.
Americans uS.- believed to hqvo tint
best ehnnco of obtaining the cliampaiv
owing to tho difference Ji exchange
The stock fnehufes 8f)T000Q botfles. un-
jhlytlereil In suite ofor'yeurs..p'uoiTif-
IlllttlUICIll f -
Rcad Amerteunf advertisements.
CRITICAL SITUATION IN POLAND
ALARMS ALL EUROPE-RUSSIAN
REDS CANNOT BE STOPPED
ALL ADVICES INDICATE THAT THE SITUATION IN POIAND FROM
THE rOMSH-AUAED STANDPOINT IS APPROACHING A CRISIS.
TIIE POLISH DELEGATION TO IIARAOTTCII TO NEGOTLVTE AN
ARNUSTICE NOT ONLY FAII.ED TO GET TERMS FROM THE RUS-
SIANS RUT WERE SENT BACK TO WARSAW BY THE SOVIET WHO
DE5LNDED THAT 1 HE SOVIET OBTAIN A MANDATE TO TAKE UP
THIS WILL DEIAY NEGOTIATIONS TILL WEDNESDAY AT THE
EARLIEST. .MEANWHILE THE RESISTANCE OF TIIE POLES IS AGAIN
RELVXED UNDER THE TREMENDOUS PRESSURE OF THE SOVIET.
NOT IN LINE
SUFT--X.IGE LEADER APPEALS i
TO CANDUATES FOR HE! P
TcMWbMe LcckfaUvre Untriilly
WHa Amcnimtmt Sumiihinn
Mmt Be Dim Evidently.
By The Associated Press.
DAYTON Ohio Aug. 3. Another
appeal for atd la wxurlng rstiMcatlon
of Uie fntj Rendwitin Ten--ee
wan made to Odr. iTox today b
Irs. AhhleVk'ott BanHer cliairwuB ot'
the National Woman's party. .Slut
brought reports that unless efforts
wen- lncrtaK.s.l the Tennessee Irgkdal
lire would refuse nalucatlon. She said
tliat after weeks of work u careful can -
vans of the situation In Tcnnesse.'k.g;
Islutlve roJecUiciit of the amendMcnt
ii pea redv cerli f " fib vxmj&)K$
ehange hv. lormatieu with Gov. Cox
md to as.1. him to press more vigor
ously bis intluems..
Sill. Vflll nil 11 v- .- ii..ii
ii similar mission It Is uiiimunccd.
BAKERS OF FORT WORTH
RENEGE ON PRICE RAISE
FT. WORTH Aug. 3. Saying that
they do net desire to enter Into u pro
longed cult with the Government hut
that they were Justified (n recently
raising the prh-e of bread luja ety
several Fort Worth bakers have an
noi.'icd that they will return to .he
old price of 10c a loaf wholesule mid
!& retail. Reductions of le a loif
have bwn mude by others hut It is I
lltlilirtttvwl IimI II .v w. .illl to.i.M.. I
tood that they too will r.num
original firlee by Thurtduy the
time set hy United States District At-
tornej it. E. Taylor.
The bakers maintain that In rcttiiu-
'.ng to the old price they will be forced
to work ou a smaller margin of prolit.
The luerease made In prices was due
they say to a corrcsonding increase
in the price of Hour wnxed wrapping
ui)er jiower aud wages although 1-ivd
is practically the same price as that
paid In May.
Examinations for teaehi rs' certlll-
wlll he Ifeld at Breckenrldge Monday
and Tuesday August 23 aud 21. An
applicant who is a resident of another
county must present a recommenda-
tion from the nunty suerliitendetit
of his own county before he can he
permitted f- jtake examination.
EMMA T. HOPE
BRINGING THE DEAD TO LIFE
WAS A PARTIAL SUCCESS
A Rtorj of heroic endeavor of two
young men of Breckenrldge John U.
Kendig and U. G Luhln Jr. to re-
f.tore llfo to a youug lady and their al-
most success comes from Ellasvillc up
on the Clear Fork. No less wonderful
than the partial success of the efforts
of tho young men was that oftho fact
that even a spark of life could be re-
tained in a body after long submerging
As the story goes the young lady
whose home was at Jacksboro was vis-
iting with her married sister at Ellas
vllle. They went bathing In the river
and the girl got beyond her depth In
her fright she -fraupcd tho root of a
tr.ee bencnlh the water with death grip
?$ Is clttjtiied (hot if was half an hour
before the )ppband of the xlster siul-
inoned to the r"jcuc.
Breaking tnlsv - und
POUSIl SOVIETS ESTABLISHED.
Provisional Soviets nre established
hi parts or Poland occupied h the So-
viets nccordlug to a Moscow wireless.
A uniulfcstn (o laborers urges them to
against Pllsudsky'a lwurgeolso
liiml-owilft" ?S?.n1 nnrt "Glares a
toi.i ... i.i. i....'. .""land is
possible only through through soviet? '
of workers. Julian Maaklevsky is
chairman of the body.
WARSAW PROBABLY FALLEN.
By The Associated Press.
WARSAW. Aug. . Ilreat-LHeoTsk
last gieat fortnw.s cuardlne Vmi-.
Himarently fallen lfore the
tremendous assault of'the Ilusslaa Hot.
ahevlkl on the. Horth. To the west the
Soviets ba.ve smashed forward ai.d
j westward and arc 00 miles west of
Ofi nrtiatl nill frr the Poles are
iii ciiiuoie Warsaw iMirm-o in. n.i.i...
niou of armistice iriMv.siln.'u i?..t..
. fm.eiii..iii .r.. L.i....
I ' " " i " " - in-lllS IIUI-
' . . .. "
I(implete the defeat of the Poles bcfeie
.hostilities slmll Im called off.
WAY UP AGAIN
SENSATIONAL ADVANCE DUE
TO EUROPEAN WAR REPORTS
UJ" 'rhv Assoeiuted J'ress
CHICAGO Aug. .1. Wheat made a
atoep advaucc In price as result of in
creased speculative buying sthnuiutet
by Eui-opcan war tal In a little over
nn hour there waai extreme upward
swing of in cents as' shel March de-
livery touching $2.30 as against $2.15.
The market Initialled up ugaln at
losing March reaching $2.32. a net
advance of 17.5 enls today. Decern
her climbed to $2.30 it finished tit
$2.21) an almost sheer ascent of 15.."
NO DECISION YET.
Judge Jlatemiin still has under ad-
visement the case of the Caddo lncoi-
jKratlon heard ln his court last week
aiid verdict wtheld.
The JKltli district court Is in session
but with very few cases ready for trial
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC.
S. Wools-ton has this day severed
all connection with Smith's Drug store.
Dated July 20 1020.
hotly to the surface. A doctor was sum-
moned to give aid pronounced tho girl
dead and beyond any hope pf resusel-
tatlon. Some time afterward tho two yount'
men camo by and learned tho details of
tho tragedy. Mr. Lubin experienced in
Red Gross work determined to try and
restore life. From 7:30 o'clock in Ilio
evening until after midnight tho men
worked faithfully with all the known
methods of bringing buck hrealli iuu
they were rewarded by signs of return-
ing life. This evidence was soon lost
however and they continued to work
with her for another two hours but
Tho nnnie of the young lady could not
be learned m)r that of the sister. ilu
young men continuing their Journey
frnnl Graham to Breckenrldge after
their heroic efforts to bring the deuil
Pkll--. - iti
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