Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex), Vol. 1, No. 44, Ed. 1, Thursday, August 19, 1920 Page: 1 of 10
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Oil stoeM have been In a jierlod of
A lot of illegitimate business put
crrtlHet'h where most isople did jint
aire to bok thora In the face.
The b!g rtwlw-Sinclair Mexican
lVtrsMM. the StaudanN and other
added ne tinUhlug louche recently?
vhea the bottom dropped out of the
Meek maikuLs generally and the oil
BtncWilr sdd to a new low around
-! aid the rent were equally ambl
tfow on the toltoggan eourw. The
inWk pot really discouraged ami
It eowM not understand why Uth
the greatest demand In worM hltoir
Ur H ami that demand growing by
leap and lmnd. with the prk? of
trade and all "Its product the highest
hi htrtery and with the wlentllle world
MmhiUhr warning of fa.it declining oil
It ran net understand why gilt edge
H Mock hacked hy billions In permn-
ihmK paying Investment In refineries
Jttpe 11rs. railroad ami Milp linen oil
traduction ami proven oil land the
wM over banks and realty hy
MM'b fectirltlex should tumhle.
Followers rf the market understand
a Ml market leaders hare accumulated
lair fertnncs hy understanding. The
ajernowi of the puhlle to Mleve till
h rawer particularly bad ruiHor-
aad ita iKNilttre dcterralnatloH to Kt
frkhteHed ami Awamp the market nlth
4ckK ob the appetiramv of every
tmt the lory.
Baiebpdy mimt huy HtrnkH tluntHHl
the Mmrket A erowd Reaerally K-ts
tajether to do that primarily to keep
l4r. JftenrntA fniTjjelBic K utterly
seen; UMentenuy io maKe prut't
vVbw tiRC TBW WB
That comer wheH the public reilvts
over the eoutlaued reior04 Hhowlnic
wnferokeR earalaKH nch an ISM) Wf
ent dlvhleitd Jut wude hy Standard
asd hHH ha Itom tlur pool an
eufwlya a they!mhl out.
IiKltlmate oil turextiueiit Im today
the best bet on the hoard.
Amone all the luduHtrlea there Im no
ae that can look the future In the
faee with ax clear an eye.
Ne ow that reirdletw of what may
fce ahead in lta'rd thsw la na yUaln
by reason of compulKory liu'rettxlui;
maite of keeping Mt an excellently
Tet the public Ik off of oll-otockx
The mi trylHg to Hell litem nWm that
.lite eaidnK In Jlmtuled and the hole
1 4td with iron the minute he offen
certWcate ouUlde the Meld whi're be
ihmI hhi property are known.
After a few days of the Klassy eye
btolf he .vaneti nt(lterlni; from oil
wtry ami yella for them to cnd
ilewa a ftlip Kouketaud brlnK up wlvatV
hJt kt him.
Thhn cdittAH U developlne nnd
papula rial By the new Idea kcIIIdk oil
Mt ehlhlren of .iMcetwlty a re Rood
mw ami thm one ruuM true to form.
It Htght 10 IwVe IJeen thotiKlit of ami
worked out before.
"Wh)f JjB't It much lKtterto buy the
prdtHt of the
Kroumi lnsieau or sum-k
away with a mhldlemwH ami a
ulg' ef book-keepliMC HHd ejcpenslve
"N gTarhoa J mamtRemeRt In letween tle
jW aid the dbburtwun;Ht of the profit
Moah 8iaa4er to receive a check dl-
(i Mt fnw the pHrchaaar of the oil for
3Wr hre of It Juat an Iok as tlK-re
Of rM the ml( operatlm? will)
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ttMi'tjMtar thH phia aa Ir the old
hjt MM tit Ow.yww ihUd ft W
f ytjaw f Hm wttMMt a jarvaL
WPR'aRPV' PIwaaaT avR apaP aaMRw PBVaPa'vv JWaraw
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LONDON Aug. JD. Peace negotia-
tion at Minsk continued Wedneid-iy
unhrokrn with the full Polish dclrg.i
lion present according to a message
CONFLICTING CLAIMS ARE MADE;
MANY PRISONERS TO WARSAW;
PEACE PARLEY IS CONTINUING
London Aug. 19. Fierce fighting is continuing in the region
of Warsaw according to official statement from Moscow Soviet
In the Crimean sector engagements are going on with indecis-
Poles Take Enemy's Suppplies.
Wareaw Aug. 19- The Russian forces are fleeing in disorder
ly panic along the front between
The Poles everywhere are advancing with success says the
official statement here. In counter attacks the Poles are using
tankf. airplanes armoured trains and artillery in great number and
have captured large quantities of enemy supplies.
MANY RED I'ltLSONKKS
Hy The A!Mxiatitl Press.
WAUHAW. Auk. 10.- Soviet for en
are evaeuatttiK Ilretl.ltovnk n
Ktrongly fortltlel town on the I5ui;
liver liro ndleit cant of 'Warsaw ue-
cnrdiuic to advicex rwelved hen.
Soviet prlhOHorM are iourlng into
Warsaw and it Is iMt'omliiK a problcn
how to can; for them.
f DEAD IN FACTORY EXPLOSION
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ny im' jir&cKWiUH vrerw.
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MIJKKKGON Mich. Ahr. 10. Four
mom Injured men died hrlnslng the
total to M'ven an the result of anr
explosion hi the n-bbure deturtmeut of
Hie HruuHwIek-Itulkt'-Collfuder To.
plant here yestenlay. Three others
may die. '
CARGO' FOR IWIIIEVIKI FOES.
PIIILADKLPIHA Aug. 18. The
Koernmciit has xanctloned continua
tion of the loading of the Westmounr
at Pigeon' Point near WIlmluKton.
I-hl. with a cargo of uncapped hIioIIh
loeomotlve" and general cargo for antl-
L'KGKS INDORSEMENT OF LEAGUE
IDNDON Aug. IS. Emphatic In-
dorM'Hient of the I-Hgue of Nations
uh "eHM'ntlally ChrUtlaii." was Elven
by the recent Lambeth conference" of
the AiigcllcaB church which watt at-
lttded hy bUkojM and archhlahopH
from all iarta of the world according
to an official reitort on the work of the
GERM.VNS GIT-: UP 36 CANNON.
HTItASHHOURG Aug. 18. In eon.
forwlty with article 1-15 of the Ver-
aile treaty trie German govefmnent
has HurnMidentl to the municipality of
traKslKMirg .'III old cannon; removed
from the city by the German troops la
AUSTKtt STOIS GKAIN CONTROI .
VIENNA Au. 111. Austria 1ms ahoI:
IshM government coutrol'of her domes-
tie grain niipply after a hitter polltlcnl
I'ght In which the advaucetl iwrtle.4
were "defeated hy an ovcrwhehnlng vote
of the outlined Chrtetlau Hoclallst-
Irowe Deutaeh parties. Govcruineut
ctintrol It alleged was a "farce."
COLBY BACK HAS FLANS
FOR DS8FUL ACTIVITIES
M. J. Colby returned thla wornlni
frost Mineral Wella when; he was lot
M'veral dayn refpeMtlng frota the
Ktren9i and highly BucceMful activi
ties be lately carried' through In entsr-
prlaea ot the Hrrckenride Realty Co
Mr. Colby jvfhl today tiiat lie bad
things moving for continued hlh actly
ltlei.o tin? part of hlmwIf-Hd Mwacl-
Km m tatfi advaatiMfe af BreLLeiirWiw
td tfiiotn tle mx fw dsn be ex-
taw!nq;. nave nneftMow
iS Make. '
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BRECKENR1DGE STEPHENS COUNTY TEXAS. THURSDAY AUGUST 19
New Wells Gain on First Production
the Vistula and the Bug rivers
RANDITS IIOIJ) Ur
By The Associated Pre?.
ST. LOUIS Aug. 19. Police and
pesteSce inspectore are bcarchiin;
' for two masked bandits who last
night laid up the Missouri Pacific
express for little Reck and ocapnl fc
with four poucheti of rrglstered
" mail. The train often carries r.tir-
rency to banks in the Southwest.
Ah a icmiH of the meeting of the City
Commission last evening apjtolntiueut
was decided upon of a sanitary Insiie-
tor. He will 1k chosen probably le-
twecn new and the nest commission
meeting two weeks hence at which
time an ordinance covering the new -of-lice
will Im preKcntcil by City Attorney
The matter of the new city charter
wan discussed but without tlnal deci-
sion as to when and how the matter
would be taken up. It can be put Ite-
fore a special election or pu'.ed through
the legislature. Favor at present ap-
pears to Ik? for the election in that It
will alljw uulcker result. f
The actlou In regura to banltary mat-
ters was the result of findings during
recent Inevstigatlons of exceedingly
bad sanitary conditions in the congested
Irt of town. Present ordinances pro-
ldc for the alratemeiit of these offenses
hut without an ofllcer to follow up and
compel obedience fulls of Its puriK.M-.
County attention has reccuf4Jpheen
uiKin the situation and uctf?: the
city alone will forestall drastic steps
on the (mil of the county It -was ald
Preliminary to tho beginning of the
activities of the sanitary olllcer the
lommlssloi) yesterday decided that
there should be a tliojUKh fejilng clejin-
up camimign inaugunited. Thte fatt-
ing to join In will he dealt with under
severe terms of the prevailing sanitary
ordinance. Everybody Is expected ti
immediately set a lout cleaning up and
doing the job well. .Start was mmlo to-
day In seteral quarters. In counectlo.i
with this campaign the Young Men's
Publicity Association earns credit for
the successful agitation It has carried
out for & eanltary city.
ALL REST ON LEAGUE OF
NATIONS SAYS GOV. COX
SOUTH BEND lBd Aug. 10. Na-
tlosal aad Intcruatlo'wl financial and
ecoROBilcHl. adJuteHt as well as the
high Cost of living Is bound up hi the
success of the League-of Nations Gov
Cox declared here In addresalng'a
large patdk; gathering here today.
OIL COMING IN.
Pawl Martin ot thFMftrkettBg
aaaVMhainf 4imrtw4kt hi baelc frw;a
VMtttfcMMffc) is Ctekptw. .H-reprU
the sMfc Uiaiibn 'tre saueim-
wmmi njmI tb wmihjt t oil adtfcar
PROTEST IN TENNESSEE
By The Associated Pn.
NASHVILLE. Ahr. 19. Ah-
nounccmrnt that epponentt of wo-
man huffi-ase will hold a mass
meeting tonight to discuss ttteps to
"Save tlte South" are taken jw In-
dicatliiR that Speaker Walker will
not attempt to force reconsideration
of the action f the Tennessee
IrcMaturc of yesterday.
Senator Underwood of Ala-
bawa and former Governor Pleas-
ant of lAulsiana are invited to
address the mas meeting.
A. J. Bllllngsley did not end bis life
voluntarily in the Pujnter hotel at Mln
cral Wells last Sunday night is the
heller of his friends lien. They am of
the opinion that be died from tuber-
cular trouble with which be had been
o sufferer since returning from service
in the mechanical division of the en-
gineering corps of the II. H. army in
France where he spent two years. He
may have taken an overdone of mcdl-
chw Sunday but not intentionally-
Bllllnghley yrj a member of the
Mooe in tlds city and-also of the car
renters' union. George N. Caldwell
Mooe dictator knew him well. They
roomed together at Hanger for a year
after the return of Bllliiigsley in 11)10
and had roomed together here. Mr.
CiUdwell and several others called at
The American office last night and to-
day regarding Bllllngsley all of these
uciimlntunces sjK'oklng highly of him.
A very quiet imln Blllngsley did not
have a wide acquaintance hut thoso
whom he did know esteemed him. Ih
was about 49 years of age.
Following publication of the news of
his death In The American fast night.
UIHIngsley'ri trunk was opened by Sher-
iff Rears jit the request of 'Mr. Cald-
well Iii-flie hope that papers there
might give new light. Ills former
home address 110 South Cross street
Little Koek Ark. was found together
with a picture of a cozy cc-ttage him-
elf his wife and two sons the latter
now aged 14 and 10. A telegram was
fceut to the aress but no reply lias
yet been received.
Bllllngsley left this city about live
weeks ugo for .Mineral Wells where he
hoped his health would benetlt. Mr.
Caldwell advanced him some money at
the time. Later he learned that 1)11-
Hngsey needed money and made the
fact known to the Moose who gent him
an ludividua contribution of $:. he
having wHhdruwu from the benefit di-
vision of the order at Hanger Iccauso
of his health atlflctlon.' The attention of
the Cariwiiters Union In this city wa
culled to the situation of Bllllngsley by
Mr. Caldwell and they took steps to
send him relief. The formal pnnvdme
In this connection however was not
completed until u meeting held on Mod-
Concerning his domestic affair noth-
ing Is known exipt that he had separ-
ated from his wife 't was occasion
for lib ot despondency on hlti iwrt at
times as Mr. Caldweil gathered and
undoubtedy hud part In the depression
which attended his 111' health.
T. A. Holmwqpd a carpenter living
Hi the Eureka 'tent hotel gave light ou
powlblo former residence place of Bll-
llngsley today when he said that the
name and -description corresponded
with that of a former carneuter at
Pangburn. Ark. 40 miles from Little
Rock fro-m where Ilolmwood cams.
Moofio will make Inquiry of Panghaiu.
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v DRFBA1I6 SUFFRAGE
o- m II
My The Awqflatiwl Praas. 1 f ?
HALF ffirl.V Aug. l-l.d.
A aaf!aaa1 tUttUUI l BiaJf nn aTft aiaaAajZaMBkKa
- wS & h. &&xVS-'?
Goes on Hotly
MARTIN 3 AND RE INCREASE;
SEVERAL DRILLING IN QUICKLY;
MUCH SUPPLY HOUSE BUILDING
The week end has probably four new producers to add to the-
three thus far added to Breckenridge production and today total-
ing gain of around 7000 bbl. to the pipe lines.
The Stephens offsetting the Castleman on the south side of
town is expeoted in tonight. Several other wells north and east
are due to be drilled in within the next two days. Activity is great
Responding to a shot of 00 quarts
given yesterdny afatrnoon the Hex Is
today holding up the Breckenridge
north side record for Incmised per-
formances with How of better than 7M
barrels. Gain over this production i
considered likely. Prior to the .i!iot
Hex was making around 4S0 barrel..
Performance of this well is consid-
ered y.ery encouraging and at the In-
creased output of today Is approaching
the figure that oil men have believed It
should attain. They tinmliW It Itettcr
than thouMtiid-bam'1-n-day territory.
.MARTIN THREE MAKING
With drilling In yet to be completed
Martin No: 3 Cooper-Henderson. Is
making around MOO barrels on the
Martin base Immediately north of
Martin 2 caxae in yesterday mornliu
with around O0Q barrels. She has picked
up steadily ever since. Beforo com-
pluted action of the well Indicates that
a- material increase over the higher
production of today Is likely.
WELLS DRILLING IN.
The Rovnqupst well f Cooper-Hen
derson Is drilling In this evening. Ii Is
expected to provide excellent news to
The ymo company is this afternoon
pulling the large casing from its Dow-
ling well preparatory to drilling iu
within the next few days. The DowIIiik
In also considered sure of making good
A iiiumIht of visitors went today to
the Sweiihoudale l.'S and camera netlm
Is playing In the 40OO-6urrel gusher.
It continue Its heavy Mow with no sign
lOLICE FORCE INCREASED.
II. C. Thornton was today added to
the pollcs fon-e by Chief Deason under
whom he has seen service In other
cities. He Is an experienced man of
high standing profcssloualy.
Thornton makes the tlfth memb-'r of
the chiefs force. A sixth man is under
his onlers but In the employ of the
rallroiid with spivfal duties about the
LOOKS GOOD TO HIM.
K. A. Hold prominent In agricultural
hanking and stock circles liUi.oiiii
Is hern to so. new Cooier-rn'iulersou
wells eonie In. Mr. Held represents an
IiuiMirtaut group of Arizona eapltal
which engaged iu the early Ituancint: of
the Coopcr-llendernon enterprises and
has eontluncd actively; with the organ-
Isitlon'lnull of lt expansion. He will
be here several days. Naturally the
Martin .1 and other Into developments
On their property Is highly pleasing to
So far there are completed and la
operation two supply houses In -the
south yanls of thc-W. V. R. & Ft V.
railroad. These arc the Conllental
and the Atlas. Both these buildings
are of wood and corrugated Iron with
In the course of construction nnd
nca ring completion arc two more; the
KrlckReld and the jWlonal. The for
mor it. scents will have the most mod-
ern of ..any .warehouse in tho city. It
is lielng erected of structural steel and
corrugated Iron with all concrete
foundations. Tlw National ks also of
steel and iron and has concrete piers.
.The Republic has a location Just
fcowtii of that f th' Atlas lliis latter
coMpaay ha'a' oae wTrehoSae Iu 'th city
already la' eparattoa.
TOM I BAXTER Owncr-EdiW
ILVND SEVEKEY HURT.
V. V. McGrtie of Hanger manager ot
the Frlck Held Supply company ro
ccired a" bad cut across the Inside of hi
left wrist when the windshield ot hi
machine broke while he was nttemptiiifr
to raise IL Two small arteries of the
wrist were cut.
STANDARD DIVIDEND HELPS.
NE WiORK Aug. 10. Reports that
landing merger of various chemical
nrporatloui would be completed nnd the
declaration of a LtXI jnr cent stock div-
idend for the Standard OU Company
of New ork were additional stimu-
lating iiilmeixrs in the stock exchange
today. Improvement iu the high-elnsft.
railroad Mm res was attributed to pur-
chases by Invt-Mcd Interests.
MUST BE OIL FIELD LADY.
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. IS. "I'i
not thinking much about It."
'rTbit's the way Mrs. Mary R. Row-
land of Melnoe Park who with her
three smnll sons beeaine rich overnight
when Kdvard P. Searles the eccentric
Methtieu (Ma-s.) art collector willed
them about fl.Vs)()00 and Ills huge es-
tate tifU about her fortune.
PREPARING TO SHOOT.
Delayed tools began arriving today
for the S. & J. Oil Co.. Sorrells & Jarnl-
gin on the Mnltle Murphy lease of four
acres southeast of the Gour.oles. The
derrick Is up and It Is hoped to spud in
within the next few days. Phil Mc-
Keever has the drilling contract. De-
lias Just finished u Gulf well on tho
Pierce lea- eight miles southeast. This
well Picn.-e 5 will probably he shot-
WANTS TO DRILL
Lee Roberts Port Worth oil man and'
lease owner exacts to return home to-
night following several days iu the oil
! jleld. Ha ows some valuable leases In
the vicinity of the city and Is now- talc-
ing steps to the end of drilling.
Attention Is railed to the page ad-
vertisement of the "Block M) Oil Syn-
dicate." Block (iO lies Just south of Coclinirr
addition and It is a well-known homo-
stead engulfctl iu developments and
now 'turned into an oil proposition
In this particular section of the city no
weilH have as yet been brought in u
determine whether or not It Is aa food
as the territory Immediately and short
distances north south east and west
.f it. Many new rigs are up In Nils
corner however and drills are pound-
lug their way to the oil sands.
This company Is organlzud on the:
system of drilling for oil alone. All
the prwueds from the oil marketed ami
assignable to stockholders go direct U
such participants without holding out
iwrt for development further Invest-
ments or any other purpose. Profit-
eating over-head expenses are elimi-
nated down to bare necessities and
salaried offlces and expenslije supervi-
sion and otlier forms of promoters get-
ting most of the profits of a well.
Tle block wells under syndicate. r-
gankaUio: are popujar as InWataients.
A hhwU well will return toodijrontH--a
big one will put stockholders onto
JCaay street". " "
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