The Daily Enterprise (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 78, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 24, 1901 Page: 6 of 8
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-STANDARD" GETTING IN.
ffbe Big Tru.i Gives the Lo An.le
Oil JtUrUt VoiU
Wtiitrn Oil New.
Alibou.h the Standard Oil Company
(helmed to j)urchae or distribute the
iiitire ouijmi of the Lo Aii.tlt. imu
that company i. now hij..ing oil from
there to Sa Francisco. The lir.t
intnt made la.t being loaded
cn the .uanur George Loonii. from the
' Standard'" tank at Kidmido Uracil.
The strainer took on 6.5w barrt-U he-
iig iprd from the tank recently built
ty the Standard Oil Coni.any at that
j.oint. The oil H lii.id from the inter-
iur by rail to Ktd..ndo lUaih an-l held in
ihe storage tank nntil the company U'
ready to hii it to San Franri-co or
where it may have a market lor tne crime
f the home consumption of ! An
t-tles count v oil readies the expectation
of the pres of Southern California and
the Standard Oil Company continue to
purchase or control a portion of the out
put as it certainly will there will not
be .0 great a surpluj that it cannot be
readily disposed of by the Oil Storage
i Tr'.ntnnrtaiion Comnanv nroviuea
tlllU I IHH'I - '
of course that the Oil Producers' Aso
ciation accept the terms offered by that
company for distributing the product
The Los Angeles field is in no danger
except from idiosyncracics of the press
in that city which has done more to tie
up the tiil industry than have the small
producers who during the temporary
lrnrfssion. have been obliged to sell
their oil at prices below a fair profit.
The demand for oil is steadily increasing
the market is broadening continually.
consumers are either waiting for it or
preparing their furnace for its use. All
that is needed at Los Angeles and other
points is a method of distribution of
the crude-product. The advice given by
some of the Southern papers to the pro
ducers to get out and find a market for
their oil is the silliest of nonsense. They
have no need to "make" or to "develop"
a market the market is made and will
continue to develop as fast as the oil can
be delivered. Transportation facilities
are sufficient for the present and will be
increased as demanded. There isn't
much likelihood of transportation rates
being reduced until the producers de-
cide who shall act as distributing agent.
ith the Oil Storage and Transporta-
tion Company handling the surplus in
the Los Angeles field and the Standard
Oil Company taking the major part of
the product of Kern county and other
counties contiguous the transportation
rates will be adjusted p. d. q. The rail-
roads are not going to hold out against
the big distributors they are in with
the game. And it will be a winning game
for the oil producers. If the Western
Oil News is not badly mistaken there
willbe the biggest movement in crude oil
before the next rainy season sets in that
this state has ever dreamed of. The
ground floor doors to the California oil
industry are wide open now and the
wise man will get in before they close.
And one of the indications of the future
of the industry is written in the item
that chronicles the first shipment by the
Standard Oil Company of crude oil from
THE COMMISSION OCTOPL'S.
Jt it indeed strange state of affairs
which forces men to the action content-
plated by the owners of the Ilcaumont
oil wells but it i I condition which
proves more clearly than anything ele
probably could that the "infant indus-
trie." of Tcxa. are within the grap of
the Railroad Commission of this State;
that those industries arc suffering and
NEYSPAPERS AND CRIME.
The mayor of a western city baa just
appealed to the editors of tb newupa
pen published within tbe area under
hit Jurisdiction to cease tbe publica-
tion of unnecessary detail In regard
to suicides. He believe tbat many are
led to take their Uvea through read-
ing the account! of bow others have
accomplished aelf destruction and be
la entirely right In tbla conclusion
that something should be done and done; physiologists and criminologist have
ijuirkly. t relieve the iiiifortunate condi-ji-stabllshed thla fuel beyond doubt.
linn. Aaorditiu to an authenticated re- tuiggesuon is a poweriui innuenee 10
p..rt front Heauinoni published in this turn the mind Into one channel or an-
natHT yesterday afternoon the owner of other and many a gruesome plot has
the oil well of that section tiring ot "
their fruitless tlTorl to g. t the Kailroad
been befuddled by some Insidiously
. . . . ..I ff.UA
.i . I ....I.... wriiwn niury lu a jonuw juiiiuai. j ihj
Comm. to give their fm-1 product . ...
. SEATS ON THE EXCHANGE.
There are men in all the walks of
life who are fond of boasting about
their business acumen and their pow-
ers of money making and Wall street
has its braggarts as well as any other
locality. Two brokers met the other
day on their way home in a ferryboat
and one of them said to the other lu
a frieutlly spirit:
"Well old man is the Street using
vou well these days?"
Tsing me well!" exclaimed the oth-
er in a loud voice as his chest stuck
out like a pouter pigeon's. "Why say
my hoy I just coined money before
that Northern Pacific corner spoiled
the boom and I was smart enough not
to get caught in the squeeze either.
Pulled out a big winner sir a big win-
ner. Ijet some of my friends In for a
slice of the good thing too. Why. say
one of my office boys bought a seat on
the stock exchange with his winnings
on tips from me. What do you think
ff tbat " And bis eyes swept the cir-
cle of admiring faces which his boast-
ing had caused to turn toward him.
His companion evidently did not like
this and in somewhat sarcastic tones
"Why that's nothing. One of my of-
fice boys got a aeat on the exchange
PM he?" exclaimed the braggart
rather k.-ptlc!lr . I did not bear
alout that. How did be manage it?"
"Walkitg backward across the floor
of the exchange he stepped on an or
ange pef-i and his feet t hot out in j
front of him." j
Th boaster did nnt n:n in the latieh i
with whi.h his former aiidirm- r-wt-j
-d tb: txplanaTiou. N. w York Trib-
a freight rate wherhy it can be distrih-
. . . . ii
utid at reasonable com to lactone an
over the State have arranged a plan for
building a pipe line to some point in
L ouisiana. piping the product there and
thru shipping it back into and over the
State via Beaumont. They are com-
pelled to do this because of the Rail-
road Commission. The freight rates
from Louisiana to Texas common poinU
arc lower than the rate from Beaumont
to Texas common points and the Com-
mission has. so far absolutely and with
out "reason refused to lower the Texas
For years it has been the contention
that the principal obstruction to the de-
velopment and successful operation of
factories in Texas was the excessive cost
of fuel. When the Beaumont wells with
their wonderful supply of fuel was dis-
covered it was thought and freely pre-
dicted that a new tra had dawned upon
Texas an era wherein the many indus-
tries struggling for existence in this
state would be placed upon an equal
basis with their Northern and Eastern
competitors by reason of the discover-
ing of a cheap and abundant fuel supply
at their very doors. But how vain were
these hopes ; how groundless those pre- J
dictions and all because the Railroad
Commission was. not taken into consid
eration. The men who hoped for an
immediate stimulation of industrial ac-
tivity in Texas through the discovery
of its own inexhaustible fuel supply;
and those who saw the sun of a new day
rising over the industrial horizon little
dreamed that their reckonings had to
include an oligarchy of the most obsti
nate kind or that the sun was capable of
being totally eclipsed by the fat and lean
human forms who seemingly hold the
ndustrial destiny of Texas within the
palms of their hands.
As has been repeatedly said and de
monstrated the use of Beaumont oil for
fuel purposes is no longer an experiment
Its successful utility has been proven
ime and again. It has been tried in all
the principal cities of Texas where fac
tories are in operation and its use would
beccome general if the railroads were
allowed to handle it at reasonable rates
It is much cheaper than coal. Its use
would cheapen the cost of production of
many articles and the cost price of
those articles "could be correspondingly
reduced to Texas consumers. The en-
tire State would be benefitted. But the
Railroad Commission sits upon its little
throne and issues a ukase to the effect
that rates shall not be decreased. They
will not even grant a hearing upon the
subject in order that the question may
be intelligently discussed. The railroads
of Texas have found that Beaumont oil
always great is vastly Increased since
they are o universally read and since
science Is able more or less accurately
to guarge tbelr Influence for good or
evil and ot saddle editors with their
In several Instances associations of
alienists have disc-used tbe responsi-
bility of tbe press in reference to In-
sanity crime and suicide always comr
ing to tbe conclusion tbat It Is Impor-
tant and great. A brain which Is half
erased with troubles and difficulties of
life will often have only a short way
to go to thoughts of suicide. Men
whose minds are disordered by want
and misfortune are often induced to
try highway robbery burglary and
abduction by reading accounts of these
things written up as if they were fine
adventures. Murder and all klnrs of
crime are suggested by newspapers
when tbey are not carefully conducted
with an eye to the general public in-
terest. There is a belief among speculators
in the publishing trade tbat the people
want highly embellished accounts of
crime. The morgues and police courts
are scoured for criminal stories and
they are often furnished to tbe public
with picture and phrase that no read
er can escape. Tbey exert a wide reacn
ing and a positively harmful influence
upon the people. But does the public
o rany large part ot It really want
this kind of journalism? There is a
demand for tbe news of course ana
this it is tbe duty of every good news
paper to supply to its readers day by
It stands as a clearing house between
them and the world at large to collect
and report such information as they
ought to possess.
Tbey ought not to want and ought
not to ave what is harmful t them
and should avoid the papers which
make it a business to publis such mat-
ter as they would some poisonous in-
sect. That is a certain amount of bitter
must go along with the sweet is well
understood. Crime and suicide when
Nearby the well there is large pond
of water wbitb is covered with oil. pos-
sibly there it four or five barrels of it.
though there is no determining just how
much there really it. The drillers
were talked with and they expressed it
as their opinions that the vein would
probably produce one hundred barrels
a day. The reports that the well would
produce one thousand barrels a day ar;
The owner of the well are very mtn'lt
rncouraged by striking the vein Friday.
and are very hopeful of striking a larger
vein consequently' the boring was con-
fnurd and when they ceased work Sat
urday night were down a little over one
A twelve-inch pipe with a six-inch tiipe
in the center is being used in this well
and it is thought that it will give suffi-
cient play to allow the pipe to pass
through a large gravel as they may hap
pen to strike.
The well is on the edge of a marsh
near a bayou and although but a few
barrels of oil are spread out over the
pond there is no telling how much was
pumped up Saturday asit runs off into
GEN. SICKLESINSDL.TINa "DE-
FENSE" OF PENSIONERS.
Mr. Evans the commissioner of
pensions has done his difficult official
duty well; and 'General Sickles has
been tbe means of making his excel-
lent service widely known.
For General Sickles has had a pub-
lic controversy with Mr. Evans and
has written to the president and to
the newspapers to show why the com-
missioner should be removed from of
fice. He has said in effect that the
civil war veterans are vindictive men
dicants and that they will punish the
political party that keeps a man in of
fice who inquires rigidly into the des-
terts of new claimants for pensions
This is the same tiresome and costly
parade of our worst public scandal
that has been made at intervals for
twenty years the same insult to hon-
orable pensioners the same rallying
cry of the mendicant ones who have
brought the Grand Army into disre-
pute. The civil war was ended thirty-six
years ago. From the beginning to the
end of it there were not more than
2000000 different men in the military
and naval service. Yet the number of
pensioners has been more than 1500-
000. There- are about 1000000 of them
now long after most of the men who
Berved in the war are dead; and the
pension roll last year cost 1139000000.
The frauds that have been perpetrated
by claim agents are beyond'recloning
and the most pitiful display of the
weakest side of human nature Is tbat
which has been made for years by the
continued additions to the pension roll.
It is a thing that men who have faith
LADIES' SHIRT WAJSTS-A
LARGE ASSORTMENT MUST CO
AT ANY PRICE ALL WEEK AT
FEIN BERG'S CLEARANCE SALE
A nice two layer jelly caks for 10
cents at Buell'a aUam bakery.
Almond and cocoanui macroona
Buell'a Steam Bakery.
Dr. O. S. Hodges
practice limited to iilseaaea est art
r. :ioaa and throat Offloa kourt a
I a. m. to 1 p. hl and from I ot I k
m. V. BlaccbetU building rooms It
THE SEASON FOR WASH FA
BRICS IS YET A LONG ONE BUT
WE HAVE JUST A FEW DAYS IN
WHICH TO TREPARE FOR NEW
STOCK. AT OUR PRICES THESE
GOODS WONT' LAST LONG. THE
CUT PRICES ARE FOR ONE WEEK
FEINBERG'S CLEARANCE SALE
K. B. Pierce the music man has lately
ordered a full Edison Kinetoscope outfit
which will furnish the best entertainment
of the day together with a large concert
Phonograph. Mr. Pierce intends to give
free illustrated entertainments in hit
store for the benefit of his friends.
Watch his advertisement and you will
get the invitation which will appear but
once and in this paper only.
k. b. pierce
the season for wash fa-
brics is yet a long one. but
we have just a few days in
which to prepare for new
stock. at our prices these
goods won't last long. the
Cut prices are for one week
FEINBERG'S CLEARANCE SALE
they Involve prominent persons and in the honesty of the masses would 'be
in some way appeal to a legitimate hu glad to forget. Pitiful too is General
man interest must be recorded In the . Sicklen echo of the old threat that
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These things fall then within the
field of news but they should always
be treated with dignity and with the
sole view of giving the public the nec
essary facts. Superfluous verbiage and
highly colored touches out of the re
porters imagination are unmitigated
evils. Stories of crime that bring in
people of no consequence and are sim-
ply printed to satisfy Bome prurient
and morbid fancy are tbe curses of the
time. Crime doubles itself in this way
and the newspaper becomes the chief
agency for prorogating it. Selg res-
can be used in locomotives at much less pectlng and respected people owe it
cost than coal. The railroads are pre-j to themselves and to society at large
paring to use it exclusively. The cost to frown upon this kind of journalism
1 I 111 1 1 -nsttntv IM1S-H
uperatmg their trains is thus reduced "'V'1" " '
. . r . ii . . newspapers. If they should do this the
Tiuf freight rates on fuel oil must remain
the same The ra.lroa.ls go increase. name ghrdu cmfwyp MU
profits-miless they have to dm.lc-aml coIor dsappear from tne face or
pet t lie almost exclusive use ol on in
icxas. uuicr riaics. ami even nri-in" i
countries can use the nil more profitably
man me state which inrmsncs it. i ins . ir;..
.i... c..-: c..:i.i.i; ....it at
Vinton yesterday for the purpose of in-
the mendicants will exert a controll
ing influence in politics. This likewise
is something that one wishes to forget.
NOTHING NEW AT VINTON.
Lake Charles American.
state of affairs is simply inexcusable.
but according to the Beaumont oil men
owes its existence to the Railroad Com-
mission or to the laws which created
that IkkIv. lt the oM. old story: Texas
is leii!g milked to fatten the outside
Rut there is one r.iy of hope. It is
gratifying ts know tliat the owners of
the oil wells have "taken the bull by the
horns." as the dispatch from Beaumont
expresses it. and are determined to pive
Texas cheap fuel in spite of the Railroad
Commission. When they ds thi. (ken
perhaps the commission will come off
its b:cb penVtr;a1 perch and prant the
relief sonpM for. If it doesn't then
some other means should be employed
even n)i tVe aVi'Uhment of the "rom-
mUh" Tea ;n'bistr:es sioithl hr piv-
en at least a f.vr opportunity to earn a
1 vc1 hoo.1
THE GKEAT TSD CONCERT
AND Wlin WEST SHOW NEXT
SATI KHW AXI SI NDY. TWO
PIKlOKMXNCrS IHILY. PONT
A fr.e r f tvm ae st work 6rr?rr'-.r.f
rod 'o-Vrt :ht fsr.t-Tf m F.-;e rrcn
ttew CVeir.s ir.d Si' re.
Bof'os Brtrwn Graham whole
Bmds at Bo:i Steaaa Bakery.
vestigating the reports in regard to tlie
striking of oil at well No. 3 on Friday
There were no new developments at
the well and ther is nothing more to re-
port than was contained in onr specials
from Vinton Saturday.
The well is situated on the Alain
Vincent place two and one-half miles
south of Vinton and is situated about
three hundred feet from the first well
attempted by the Stribbling company
and which was abandoned. In the first
well a twelve inch p:e had been ed
w ith an eight-inch one w ithin the inside-
and when the heavy gravel u struck
there was not stiffinent play between the
two R.pes and tbe dr-l'ers were unable
to proceed further.
The we'1. N'.r .1- was commenced
Thursday of !a-t wVk and on Friday
afternoon at a depin rf e:f2Vcrn feet
ei!encr pf o l e-e ruck. which ron-
I t:-nrd ont 1 a drp'li of fsrry-five fret
jh-n a piod xn of ol a -struck
The w(l s r s a io ;re rc:n. horn ever
I a-J iV o 1 w hiii : 1? :rg a'Tr-d tV w t".
ja f-rred oct hr Vt ptir--p':-g tf itrr
J '1 n :ro :V r- p
ALL FOOLISH TALK ABOU8 IM-
PERIALISM MUST ALSO GO.
Domocrats over the country seem to
be as delighted because they have had
the nerve to sidetrack free silver as chil-
dren with a new toy. They were led
around by the nose in 1896 and were
beaten. They did not dare break away
from Bryanism in iooo and were again
defeated. But now out in Ohio a Dem-
ocratic convention has refused point
! blank either to endorse Bryan or ratify
his Kansas City platform and now Dem- J
ocrats all around are tossing up their
This country is not for free silver.
They have found that out. But if they
think they are going to have plain sail-
ing in future just because they are un-
burdening themselves of a portion of the
load that Bryan placed iion them they
are mistaken. There are some other
fatal theories and policies which thy must
drop by the wayside. There is all the
fiKilish talk alxuit "imperialism" for in-
stance. The country is heartily tired and sick
of that nonsense as it is of unlimited sil-
ver coinage. There is no such thing as
''imperialism" and never was. A few
New England people with queer notions
tried to make it appear that the nation
was in great danger of becoming an em-
pire or something fiVe that and they did
their bet to urge on Agtiinaldo but
Agttinaldo himself has given up his for-
mer views with his surrender and onr
New England friends haven't a leg to
And o if the Democrat are wise ther
w-11 just throw overboard their theory
of "impetial sm" along with free trade
and w hen ther base done that there w iTI
be ample opportunity to rid themselves
and thc-r party of other policies tvTrrow-
ed from tSe popti'ists. Whrn ther hate
done a'l this tber w on't Vave modi r f an
fxrne fsr tna'Ti'a-re a ps-r. it is ?-or.
tut 'Vt ran fsTl in 1-ne Iw-Vnd V Re-
Can be best done by those best equip-
ped to do it. The Enterprise office
is better equipped for a wide range of
Job Printing than any other printery
in the city.
MARY a RAY. M. D.
Women'a and Children' Disease
a Specialty. Graduate from Cleve-
land Homeopathic College. Office.
Hours; 10 to 1J a. n. and I to 4
p. m.. 5S8 Pine St.
Dr. J. JEIl
CFFlCfc ond DRUG STORE.
487 Sabine Tm Ave. Cor liurort.
Itoiildence-015 Para St. l'hone 190 1-4.
David S.Speer.M. D.
Residence Phone Me. Sf
Office hour! 10 a. m. to 11 aooa; J -
p.m.t 7 p. m. to9 p. m .OfBee o.er W. H. DmV
lap' drugstore; residence oh ForiUf the elreet.
r. j. r. a dutt
(Late of Braiorla Co.)
Office In Blanchette Bulidlaj
JAMES H. RACHFORD
Beaumont .... fJtxaaV
8. LOCKE BREAUX
RICE COMMISSION MERCHANT
808 Perido St ..New Orleana.
John B. Dozier St Co-
Expert Accoutants & Adjusters
Langham Building Beaumont-
Branch Office Houston
THE BIGGEST SHIRT WAIST
SALE AND THE MOST GENUINE
BARGAINS EVER OFFERED IN
BEAUMONT ONE WEEK ONLY
FEINBERG'S CLEARANCE SALE
H. W. RHODES.
(Formerly of Wheeler A Rhodes Galveatoa.)
Civil Practice in Courts of Record.
Room 14 Caswell Flats 209 1-2 Crochet St.
Beaumont - Texas
NATHAN SELLS CHEAPEST.
Watch the great sacrfiice sale at
THE LADIES' BAZAAR.
A great belp in maxlng your home
or office comfortable; the Electric
Fan ia a great belp; it helpa you to
bare pure fxesh air; makes leaa wear
on the ayetem and coata oa little tbat
you will be aatonlahed; see me about
O. W. TUGGLE.
4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1'
J. F. Lanier
LANIER BULLIT & WILSON.
Attorneys and Counselors at Law.'
260 1-2 Crockett St Beaumont Tex.
GEO. C. GREER
Formerly of Firm of
Greer & Chester.
Formerly of Austin
a Rose GaWeatoa-
GREER Sc ROSE
212-213 Threadneedle Coort.
A. T. WATTS
Ex. Judge Supreme
h. F. CHESTER
Formerly of Greesr
Court. & Chester.
W. P. ELLISON of the Dallas Bar.
WATTS. CHESTER I WA
BEAUMONT - TEXAS.
TOM i. KUSSEU
inomuir I HID 1SEIT
Makes AbstractrCf. Titles aud Ex-
amines Abstracts Land Suits Damage
Suits Collections Etc Will Prepare
Charters for all Coo. panic.
Room 17 Blaachette Bldg.
Room 2 Gilbert Bldg. P. a bos 4JL
I 288 AGRES FOR SHE.
IU. O. LONQ
288 acres in and a part
of the Joseph Butler
league grant in Jeffer-
son County Texas. Un-
divided. See Deed Rec-
n i ii m 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 m mn
DR. HENRY W. BREWER
RfmftTe Corns Warts. Bnniona and Inf rowing-
Tonsils- wilhont pain and also makes pri-
atr calls wit host em ra charges.
CALL AND 5EE HE. LEE'S BARBER SHOP
Cur. Pearl and Bonham Sts.
E. V. HAYDEN
. Real Estate
ROOM & IOWA BCILD15C.
Acreage in Beaumont
and Sour Lake Oil
Fields in tracts one
acre and upward.
Some good Oil Leases.
T.J. Rock & Co.
orRER rXABL ..I FAM ST.
S-lo Days. TUESDAYS sud
cars an4 fw'n In fr-aVf V fW-y . SA 1 L K DAYS. St !" SV ID.
Goods received up to tbe hoar ol
g) ARCHITECT g)
Room 11 Kyle Bldg. Beaumont Tex.
C. L. NASH
Office room 16 Starke building.
Choice rice land for sale.
At the Ladies' Bataar Phoa
The Rachfcrd Abstract & Map Co-
JAKES B. RACHTORDb HfT.
Abstracts of UU. ts all land an eJtjr
property ! Jeffenoa oaat.
(Ut Pearl Street.)
CLARENCE J. OTT
Does Btaeral electrical repair
and wlrlaa of fetutuats for Cxtts tat
A first class establish ment has
begun business on Crockett St.
one and a half blocks mest of Post
Office and solicits public attention.
Nathan sells it for less.
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