The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 17, 1915 Page: 1 of 12
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The Rockdale reporter
Oi-MST. LARGEST AND El ST TAPER
IN KULAM COUNTY
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Rockdale Reporter. Ettabliehed 1813
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The First National Bank
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Capital, $75,000, Surplus & Profits, $20,000
The Local Oil Well Situation
Looks Discouraging this Week
The local oil well situation is!ably be abandoned soon. This
rather discouraging this week.j company will immediately start
lhe Oil Hill Company has aban- another hole, the location for
doned its well on the Bud Rich- which has not been selected at
ards farm, after drilling 1001 ‘ this writing,
feet. They had a showing of, There is also talk of activity by
both oil and gas all the way down, the Pecan Valley Oil Company,
practically, but nothing worth but nothing definite has been
while. W e understand the rig given out.
will be left on the ground pend-1 _ , , ,-~
ing the arrangements for start-' w^pe J^kdale Variety Store,
imr nnntw \ F- Branch. Manager, cordi-
g ther Ik le. ally solicits your business. Call
on us in our new location, next
door to Coffield Hardware Co.,
on Main street. tf
W ell No. 4 of the Rockdale Gas
& Oil Co., on the Ed Doss place,
made a splendid showing at about
$00 feet, but not sufficient to
make a well. This well was over
1200 feet deep this morning and
still drilling, though it will prob-
Your clothes will be steamed
as well as pressed when you send
them to us. City Pantitorium,
phone 50. tf
I. P. SESSIONS.
S. G. HOOGE. Vkt-Prttidtri
B. IOCWCNSTEIN. Activ*
M. S. SWITZER. A lit. C«iW
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The Rockdale State Bank
Capital and Surplus, $80,000.00
CLEARANCE SALE on Ladies and Children’s White Shoes
Saturday. JUNE 19th
We will sell any pair of WHITE SHOES we have in the house for only 95c. We have in this lot values up to $4.00.
These shoes will all be displayed on one big counter pick your choice for 95c. These shoes must go. come early.
THE MODERN DRY GOODS COMPANY
'Where Cash is King'
ockdale Men Discover New
Oil Territory in South Texas
BULGARIAN BUTTER MILK
A new “find” has been un-
veredin South Texas, and a
w oil field of large proportions
anticipated as a result. Rock-
e men are owners of the
869 and are promoting the
sition. They are J. T.
•tts. G. C. Murray, H. T.
Iter, and W. E. Gaither et
* and they state they have every
n to believe that they have
field which will prove equally
as the “Fuchs Hill” at
Thrall, and will at the same
e cover a considerably larger
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,© uuuwjjiuuu irom
gentlemen that on their
are shallow wells showing
^ to fifteen feet of pure oil,
a «is tho 'ght that good pump-
wells can be developed at
*the d*Pth of these shallow
^d that by going on down
....t,ext strata flowing wells
; ** P^uced without doubt.
The holdings are below San
•who about Sixty miles, and
near the towns of Stockdale and
Floresville. Much interest and
excitement has been created in
those localities, and active op-
erations are to be started at
once, it being the intention of
the promoters to let the first
drilling contract this coming
week. Fritz Fuchs. J. T. Marrs
and other large operators are
largely interested, and expect to
produce great results.
The Reporter wishes for these
gentlemen every success and our
only regret is that this promising
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cent Milam and near|Regal Rock-
dale. However, as our perma-
nent townsmen are so largely in-
terested, we are sure the net re-
sults will be returned in large
measure to their home town.
Don’t fool with “high life” or
any other substitute, but get the
genuine Perry & Quebe Ant Poi-
son. It is guaranteed, and is
cheaper than anything else, tr
FRESH AND COLD ALWAYS ON TAP
lhe Man Who Says:
Can’t Be Done”
,u‘t«d to , ?-vou never worn a pair of glasses that were exactly
they W^W-y°u may think they are ami likely have told that
. Everv Ju y°u don’lwh' things distinctly as you should,
h? attlnif*th.!»* finding such cases and improving their vision
„ In som. with th« kind of glasses that they need-and should wear.
Congnij n our patients have l>een told “It can't be done.’
nK 14bout your eye's.
B. L DOUTHIT
AtP ^xP€rt Jeweler and Optician
‘ ^ ^•be’s Drug Store Your Pktronage Appreciated
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Thrall Oil Field Shows No
New Territory Opened Recently
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p‘^,00 ' Cmhi»r. H. C M»W. In
The search for oil in this sec-
tion goes on by day and by night.
The “wild-catters” are drilling
here, there and all around.
Some are far out—others close
in. All are after shallow pay
and when the contract depth,
usually 1250 to 1500, is reached a
change of base follows.
The Peach Orchard well has
been bailed and found wanting.
The contractor and the drillers
believe it to be in the “pay,”
however, and insist that the
well should have come in. It is
understood that the well will be
capped and later De tried out in
the hopes that it will come in as
Fly time is near; get your
screen doors, wire etc., at Bay
Lumber Co. tf
a pumper. In all probability an-
other test will be made on this
The Jacksonville-Thrall No. 2
was completed and bailed Thurs-
day. a quantity of oil coming up,
but not enough as yet to brand
it as a “producer.” There was
an outside cave-in late in the
afternoon—just now damaging
is not known.
There was a report of both
gas and oil show’ings in a well
in the Brushy section south of
Thrali, but nothing definite was
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ness and the effort to extend
goes on. That’s the situation.
There is no longer any mad rush
and wild speculation. A busi-
ness proposition purely and
/^VNE of our Strongest lines in
V-/ the Grocery Business is Teas
and Coffees. Our prices:
33 1-3c to $1.00 lb.
15c to 40c per pound
Try Them, Please
T. B. KEMP <& SON
Phone 2 and 390
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Cooke, John Esten. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 42, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 17, 1915, newspaper, June 17, 1915; Rockdale, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth742674/m1/1/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.