The Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 71, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 24, 1924 Page: 1 of 8
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Second Oldest paper in the State-—Estabished March 1st, 1853
the Jtosto Jtlwrtiser
\ OLl'ME 71
BASTROP, hASTROP, COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JAM AllV 21. li l!I
M IT. HAYNIE AIT IDENT-
IFY SHOT IN RIGHT EYE
Last Thursday while out birci
hunting. County Supt. Kaynie
had the misfortune of getting
'.shot in the right eye with two
He was rushed to the Sani-
tarium at Austin ar.d the shot
were removed. It was thought
tor awhile that he would lose
his vision entirely but later re-
ports are that he will be able
to see a little, ;vr.d is getting
DEATH OF AN HON
OHEI) AND RESPECTED
CITIZEN OF BASTROP
B. Y. P. U. PROGRAM
There will be a special meet-
of the B. Y. P. U.. ot' the First
Baptist Church. Sunday even-
ing, Jan. 27th at 7:15 p. m.
Around the World in an Hour!
•k'SUii said: "Go into a
As slowly and as peacefully
as the morning sun rays brush-
ed back the curtain of the night
the gentle heroic spirit of Mr.
Sum'J. C. Higgins laid aside the
tut moil and cares of life and
entered into the morning of
eternal. Mr. Higgins has been
blessed with three score and
nine years, every moment of
which he enjoyed because he
loved to live; for in life he saw
its beauties, the grandure of
human existance was exalted
because of his manly, upright
life in his community l>efore
his fellow men. Mr. Higgins
knew nothing but to be honest
Washington — The supreme
court today decliued to permit
former Governor John C. Wal-
ton of Oklahomii to bring up for
review direct from the legisla-
ture the impeachment proceed-
ings which resulted In his re-
moval from' office.
The case which the court act
ed upon was distinct from an-
other recently appealed from a
decision of the federal court for
western Oklahoma but it may
have a controlling effect upon
the entire ■proceedings.
Conterjdirvg that his trial be-
fore the Oklahoma senate was
judicial in ^naracter the former
governor had insisted that he
had the right of appeal to the
courts for a review but the fe-
DEATH OF MRS.
T. M. RECTOR
FOR BASTROP COUNTY
tl1H! to a degree that commended M
him to the confidence and iy«ll1' district court for western,.
On Monday afternoon at .'1
o'clock the grim and silent rea-
per stole into our midst and
snatched from this earthly
sphere the imjmortal soul of
Mrs. Mary Jane Morris Hector,
wife of T. M. Rector.
Mrs. Rector was born at Pin
Oak, about ten miles north of
Bastrop, IViarch 6, 18G2 and was
t e only d iMghter cr Mr. A. N.
Morris and Mrs. Emily Rector.
Site* was married to Mr. T. M.
Rector Nov. 24, 1880. To this
union were born six children,
five of whom live to mourn her
Mrs. Rector united with the
Methodist church in early
childhood and was one of its
miost faithful members and of
set> nn'associated. It was his to leadi vt'rs>' was strictly political and
Baptists believe in obeying j*!"*1 of those w th whom
llim. The sun never sets on
.Sonthem Baptist Mission Sta- ;i uuiet. peaceable life, never
seeking honors or undue com-
oklahoma held that the corrtro-,
;its auxilliaries. She was also a
('lime to the 15 V 1' 1 Sun-
day night and take atrip around
Everyone cordially invited
FARM BUREAU MEETING
My request of Mr. Griesen-
l.eck, 1 hereby notify all con-
eerncd. that there will be a
meeting of the Board of Direc-
tors of the Bastrop County
Faim Bureau at th•* Chamber
f Corryntfrce Saturday Jan. 26.
rm-ndation. but felt fully com-
I en sated in life, when he con-
scientiously lived up to the Gol-
refused to take jurisdiction.
The former governor asked the
supreme court to review that
decision and he also filed a sep-
arate petition, the one acted up
on today, asking that he me per
He wvis the father of eight fitted to appeal directly to the
supreme court from the action
of tin* impeachment court.
it 2 p. m
at which time the
delegates to the convention will
make reports. Be present at
♦his meeting if possible.
Grover C. King.
children, five of whom survive
bim. His wife having preceded
him in death several years ago.
lie wns bom in the Crafts
Prairie Community Sept 11th.
1851. He has been a consistent
member of the Episcopal church
for a number of yeas.
The funeral was held from Hector of the Episcopal church
Miss Elezabeth McClendon of
the Bastrop High School Facul-
ty visited her Elgin home for
(he week-end last week.
the home of his sou Sam J. C.
Higgins. Jr., to Fairview Ceme-
tery Wednesday afternoon at
4:fl0 p. m.. Rev. C. C. Miller,
conducting the services.
The Advertiser extends sum-
pat by to the bereaved ones in
this their hour of sadness.
Week Is Here
\rV * ' i'utt .
member of the U. D. C., and a
number of civic and social dubs
All Bastrop mourns Its great
loss and she will be massed not
only by her friends and loved
ones but by the entire conv
munity, even the stranger with-
in the gate. The beautiful ft >-
ral offering spoke eloquently of
the esteem in which her many
friends held her. the large fu-
neral -procession, that accom-
panied her to her last resting
place spoke but of her life,
j Her life has not only been a
j benediction to her family but
to all with whom she carr^e in
contact on her journey thru
this life. Like the Master she
;realized she coukl only pass this
way once, so she did what she
could willi \ fly, cheerfully.
Thus fulfilling the comrmanri of
our Lord when He said "Go ye
into all tin- world."
She leaves to mourn her de-
,COL. J. S. JONES ANNOl N-
j CES FOR COUNTY JUDGE
The Advertiser this week car
ries the announcement of Col.
J. S. Jones, as a candidate for
the Democratic Nomination for
County Judge of Bastrop Court-
ly. This distinguished lawyer-
is a rative of the County of
Bastrop and was born at Alum
Creek, on December 8, 1875.
He was educated in the com-
mon schools of this County ami
later graduated at Virginia
Military Institute. He attend-
ed the Law Department of the
University of Texas and was a
graduate of the class of 1897.
with such distinguished men as
United States Senator Morris
Shepjwud, Gov. Pat M. Neff.
Attorney General W. A. Keel-
irg and many others of like
prominence. Col. Jones was ad-
mitted to the Bar by the Su-
,<ierne Court of Texas, in 1897.
aid settled at Bastrop, form-
ing a partnership with his un-
cle. Col. George Washington
Jones, which continued until
the death of the latter.
When Ham. J. P. Buchanan
resigned the office of District
Attorney for the 21st Judicial
District, Col. Jones was appoint'
ted by Gov. T. M. Camjibell to | will be drilled three thousand
gll the vacancy aril held said j feet or more should the pay oil
position with distinction, being!not be found at a lesser depth,
several times re-elected with-. The latan Oil Company, drill-
out ipposition. He resigned the ing near Red Rt ck. about eight
the office of District Attorney mile* southwest of Bastrop,
and formed u partnership with ha\e a one hundred and twelve
foot derrick up and are assemb-
ling machinery for a deep test.
The Carson Petroleum Com-
pany. represented by Mr. Car-
son, of Fort Worth have taken
over the well about four miles
east of town and are making
T - Lino-Gurcia well No. I.
whr *h is being drilled by the
Mni West Oil Co., about ten
m'il'M west of town is reported
frortT reliable sources to be show
in£ ray sand at 2700 feet. Re-
por^ from people who were in
clofc^ touch with well this after
r.oor. state that tie drill wV* t
thr ugh a shell about twenty
foo". thick and entered a sand
that -hows oil. After enteriug
the pay sand, the drill shut
do>w and immediately commu-
nicated with his headquarters
for further instructinos. Should
thia well prove to be a producer-
it will open one of the most
favorable geological acres know
along the Balcone Fault for oil
T • test on the F. M Litton
far" nine miles west of Bas-
trop. -;aid t<> belong to the Dixie
Oil Company id being put in
readiness. This Company has.
"ll-- of the most complete drill-
ing rigs that has ever assembl-
ed in this section of the state.
They have begun drilling and
should make rapid progress a*
they have several carloads of
casing stacked at the well.
From all indications this well
Paul D. Page of Bastrop. On
the outbreak of the world war,
Col. Jones, like the patriot that
lie is. retired from the practice
and volunteered his services to
his Courtly's cause. He rais-
ed a Company chiefly in the
four counties of tins Judicial preparations for a deep test
part lire. a faithful husband, five
children. Lee of Helton; Morris an(l wrvwl n* Catpairv there.
ot I* t. Worth; Mrs. Guy Can-
j on and Mis. Shelt^n Adrian
j< f Austin and Mrs. Owen Chal-
mers ot Bastrop; also three
brothers and three sisters andltic'' "f lsuv' He wa> "l>P inted (temporarily shut down. This
,16 grandchildren and a great lan (>l ,llf' Na,ionaI fiuard.well i> the nearest t the Lulin*
of same until the year 1918.
when he was honoiahlv dis-
charged and retimed to his
home td re-engage in the prac-
The Smith well near LytP n
Springs being drilled by the
Mid-We-t Oil Company are
down iiiie hundred feet ad have
Administ rat ion
held being drilled in Rastrop
And with this announcement
we are able to say that our
stocks of new Spring Fabrics
are most complete.
Buying now is a double ad-
vantage—you have complete
assortments from which to
choose and you have plenty
of time in which to plan and
complete your wardrobe be-
fore the warm days arrive.
ihost of friends. during the
The remains were laid to rest ('°V U P Hohl'v and is now County
j in Fairview Cemetery in the " U in s;,i<l wganisor j The Cardinal Oil Company
family plot which she had tend- t",n' a,c' mov'ntf in a string of drill-
ed with her own hands these ls se,(,om we have ing machinery on their location
ninny years. The Rev, E Y S 11 l,'asun' to our readers and ten miles south of here at
Hubbard officiating. Active ,'omnT,>niinK them for office, String Prairie. A number of
pallbearers were E. J. Rabens- il M'°' character of land owners have sold leases ♦
burg. J. I.. Wilbarger, W. .1 ( •'a,l0s ',is many friends the major companies at prices
IMilev. D (' Cole, F^rank Prokoft 'n ooun,v- would apprecia- ranging from to $16.00
and R. A Franklin., '* '' much, it this splendid per acre. .Most of the land is
Weep not. dear ones. Our'an<' patriotic soldier located several miles from the
I loss is Heaven's gain and Ilea- lou'<' ',0 elected to this office j we
jven will be nearer and dearer' opposition. His record
'because we know she is there 1,s h soldier and lawyer- The Eastern Star held an in-
^waiting for our coming which '* S,!tn,h'ss and we feel that the |terc«ding called meeting on
iwill not be long. (people will remember that in .Weilnesdjis cijrht with Worths
J M.fHOLT COMPANY
''The Styleplus Store"
in lit erat i"ii.
Servant of God. well done.
Res from thy loved employ
The battle fmighl, the \ ictorv
Enter thy Master's joy.
The Advertiser joins the
multitude til mourners In ev-
il ending sympathy to the be-
1 .i \ eil f.tiil: !\
cans • oi his iin the pel son
"" ■ . i
I time ot stress he laid down ids .MairuA >\. J Mi ley presiding
(private busines and dedicated jand :'i iti"t< d one new membfi'
«>l Mrs. F'va l>eath
C om th.
monor "Wash Jones" his dis. .>>' .scribt
tinguished I'ncle from hi^ home — _
beyond the skie> would look ort'd mentlwi of his family n
down with interest and affec-1charge <>f the affairs of the g^x:
|ti<>n aiul be proud to see an ht :.- old <.ount> ot Bastrop.
his life to the
We know thai the gr<
for the Advertiser.
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Franklin, R. A. The Bastrop Advertiser (Bastrop, Tex.), Vol. 71, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 24, 1924, newspaper, January 24, 1924; Bastrop, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth206400/m1/1/?q=Jones&rotate=270: accessed May 25, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bastrop Public Library.