Newspaper Page Text
X PASO HERALD
Week-End Edition, May 8-9, 1920.
Tulsa, Ok la.. May 8 Oil men are
closely following dqyelopmeats at
the Mar land Refining company's
test on the Bertha Hickman farm in
the northeast quarter of section 26-"T-Se
in the western part of the
Cage reservation north of Bnrbank.
An cl showing has eea found in
the Bar Usv file sand at 2949 feet
and the well made 100 barrels. Op
erations were suspended for storage
The new well is within half a mile
of the same company's big gasser,
viiich was brought in a year ago,
but it is many miles from the near
st oil production and points to a
new oil field.
A 300 barrel well has been brought
i at Begga, section 18-15-11 by the
Atlantic Petroleum corporation. This
is the company's No 5 on toe Drew
farm and is flowing from the Dutch-
er sand. In the southeast Quarter
o' section 34-15-11 the Texas com
pany's No. 11 on the Coleman farm.
Beggs district is making a good
flow from the 2630 foot sand, pro
duction ucestiznated. A 300 barrel
veil has been brought In on the
Morton farm by the Bagby et al in
terests at 1782 feet.
Te No 4 on the Marshall farm.
ct.on 16-12-12 of the Gates Oil
rorrpanv is making 200 barrels at
2690 feet. It is In the Beggs pooL
mong the recent completions at
Hewitt is the 250 barrel well on the
"W oodruff farm, section 16-4s-2w of
the Carter Oil company and the No.
8 on the Noble farm which Is flow
ing 200 barrels.
FLOW OF GAS WELL EXTENDS
Vernon, Texas, Hay S. The Sigler
litigation suit has been settled out
of court on a motion or the plain
tiffs. Developments will
in tnat territory at
BfcJrd, Tex May 8 Operations in
Callahan county continue active. Sev
eral wells are approaching depths
ai wnicn proaucuon snouia be zouaa.
rue unio cities uas company's No
well is drilling below 2200 feet. Th.
No 1 continues to make considerable
gas at 600 feet.
On the J. I Woods tract the Trans
continental Petroleum Oil company's
well No. 1. is drilling around a denth
of 8420 feet with excellent indications
for production soon. Many visitors
daily go to the site. The test Is one
of interest to operators throughout
The Ohio Cities Grant No. 1 is mak
Insr 70.000.000 feet of ems dallv and
has been producing at this rate for
several montna. This is one of the
oldest producers In the field and
promises to prove the well a long
lived one. The No 2 on the tract ht
dri'Iine around 2900 feet.
The Snyder No l of the Associated
Oil company is shut down pending the
arrival of the six inch casing. As soon
as this arrives and is set In the hole
drilling will be rushed to the 4500
foot level if necessary. The No. 2
has a fishing Job at 600, feet.
A promising showing of oil has
been found in the Western Oil and
Gas company's well No. 1 Odota at
A good showing was found in the
Simon Relbold, Dyer No. 1, nine miles
north of Bairri after passing through
a 200 foot lime strata. The well is
now 2736 feet deep.
A showing has been found in the
Texas Midland Powell and Lggett
No. 1, ten miles south of Baird, around
Indications for a well are good at
the Beaedam and Trees Wood No. 1.
two miles northeast of Putnam. Oil
showings have appeared In the slush
pit with the drill in a sand at 3350
FIELD AT HOMER
Sfareveport, T-a , May 8 The
Homer field has been extended three
eighths of a mile to the southwest
by the completion of the Gllllland
Oil company's No. 1 Shaw In section
86-21-8. The well is making 500 bar
rels of oil dally with the drill In the
The Homer Oil company's Nelson
No. 2 is in with an initial flow of
1000 barrels. This well Is located in
section 21-13-10, Red River Parish.
The largest completion of the past
10 days In the Northern Louisiana
fields in the Whe&ton No. 5. of the
White Oil company in the Claiborne
field. This well's initial flow was
3000 barrels at 3182 feet.
More than 10,000 barrels of new
production has been added during
the past week to the Homer field
production. Eighty-seven hundred
barrels of this comes from the north
western extension. There were 10
completions in the field.
Seven gas wells have been brought
in with a total initial production of
77,000.000 feet of gas.
WELL IS IN
Ranger, Texas. May S. A 1600
barrel well has recently been brought
in on the L. L. Davis farm, four miles
northwest of here, by the Prairie
Oil and Gas company at a depth of
4zv xeec rnis same concern has a
new well on the C E. Connellee
tract which is flowing 900 barrels
daily. This test is seven miles north
west of Ranger
On the Hagaman survey the Cos
den Oil and Refining company has
completed its No. 2. The well is
making 1200 barrels of oil and ap
proximately 4,000,000 feet of gas
and is situated seven miles north
east of Ranger, a mile sooth of pro
duction. The well proves op a
large strip of territory which has
for some time been considered'
TO DRILL NEW WliLL.
Synder. Texas, May 8. At an early
date work will begin on the new
well to be drilled east of Dunn of
the cotton land In that district. CoL
W. I Gross is the engineer for the
Toyah Oil May Yield Icthyol, Drag
Of Great Value, With Its Residue
Fine Cylinder Oil; Analysis Sought
TOYAH. Tex, May 8 Tne Toyah
X chamber of commerce Is, almostJ te In dally use by the drivers of
Irktosk. Siberia, with & population
be resumed of 12.0M, has had aa average of 500
mnraers a year tor oecaaes.
Ask for the Coal Man
He'll tell you if you ask him right
away today how you can SAVE
MONEY and BE SURE of an ample
coal supply at your house next
Answering your questions is THE
COAL MAN'S business, and he's
waiting for you to call him, at the
FUEL & FEED CO.
1300 E. Missouri. El Paso, Texas.
daily. In reeeint of reo nests, from
widely scattered sections of -the
country, for information regarding
the properties of the oil found in the
shallow wells of the Toyah basin and
the reasons for the very high price
the oil commands in the market. In
order that these Inquiries mar be
answered correctly samples of the
product of the wells have been sent
to a number of laboratories through
out the north and east with requests
that minute analysis be made with
a view to determining just what the
oil carries in the way of values.
Carries Valuable Drug
One analysis, privately made,
showed that the Toyah shallow belt
on carried icthyol, a drug well
known to physicians and surgeons
and having a prewar value of from
16 to 88 a pound. The report of the
analysis referred to is said to have
shown that the oil, if the sample
were tree, would yield Icthyol at the
rate of five pounds to the barrel.
That would add from 825 to $40 to
the value of each barrel of the
product of the well from which the
sample was taken.
The residue, after the extraction
of the icthyol. was reported to be
cylinder oil of very fine quality,
which should bring from 90 cents
to SL30 a gallon, or from 837.50 to
860 a barrel, or, with the drug
values included, an aggregate of
from 862 50 to 890 a barrel.
Another privately made analysis of
a sample of oil taken from another
well, located about seven miles from
the well from which the icthyol bear
ing sample was taken, is said to have
shown five percent of gasoline, 16
percent of kerosene, 40 percent of 54
degree lubricating oil and 39 per
cent of 40 degree lubricating, with a
trace of parafine and no showing of
asphalt. The man sending this
sample had not beard of the Icthyol
and did not ask his analyist to look
for anything but petroleum in its
various well known forms.
Producer Want t Know,
It is because of these widely vary
ing analyses that the chamber of
commerce has undertaken to find,
for the benefit of Its members and
others interested, $ost what values
the product of the shallow wells
carries, through the medium of tests
made by widely scattered chemists
of the highest reputA.
One of the prime reasons for the
lack of haste to sell on the part of
those who have completed wells in
the shallow belt of the Toyah basin
oil field Is a lack of knowledge as
to the values in the oIL
It has long been known that the
oil. as it comes from the well, is
a good lubricant, without the neces
sity of being put through a refining
process. It has bees used, with good
effect, in its raw state, by the
Texas & Pacific railroad company,
according to letters on file in the
chamber of commerce, and the oil
from a number of the newer wells
RING 1052 PLEASE
Thai's FIELD-PARKER COMPANY, carryml
the most complete and carefully selected stock f
office supplies and equipment in the Southwest.
They make a specially of filling phone orders
promptly on everything for your office, from pins to
Desks and Chairs
i Steel and Wood Files
Loose Leaf Devices '
Typewriter and Mimeograph Paper
Don't Forget the Number
Our Own Motor Delivery Service
iiisMirKwmcAsr 33Em$& T.?tibti las.
TAK!f ALL MAuffT1 ffiC 1VPPLIX
many of the automobiles aikd trucks
plying between this city and the oat-
lying on wells.
But. if tbe oil carries blcrh lrlced
drags, and if the residue, after the
extraction of the drugs, is a high
priced cylinder oil rather than ordi
nary Inbrleating oil, the producers
want to know it and make prices
tor us product 01 tneir weus ac
cordingly. Other Sources of IctayoL
TTn to this time the bulk of the
world's supply of the Icthyol used
In medicine has been found In the
oil fields of Russia with a small
quantity found in Portugal. Until
the outbreak of the world war the
supply was controled by Germany.
With the inauguration of the war
the Russian supply was shut off and
the comparatively small quantity
furnished by Portugal shot skyward
in the matter of price. The figures
quoted above, however, are those
which prevailed In the prewar period
to which the discovery of any ap
preciable addition to the world's
supply In the oil wells of Toyah
wonld, probably force them.
Pecos Youngsters Are
'Profiteering' on Oil
Tmw Texas. Mit S. Pecos "kids"
are proflteerinon oil. The hundreds
of visitors to The Laara well of the
Sunshine Oil corporation are impor
tuned by numerous youngsters to dot
samples of the oil from the well.
Thin oil has been xaakin? a heaw
showing in the slush pit of the well,
while a dark gray sand, whleh has
been declared by many to be oil sand.
is eviaeni in tne mi.
The drill was onerated for a short
time Thursday morning, and then al
lowed to rest for the purpose, offi
cials said, of finding out Just how
znucn a oiscovery tne orui nao. xnaoe.
DOMINION OIL CO. ACTIVE
IN BARST0W. TEX, DISTRICT
Barstow, Texas. Hay 8v A report
from C A. Owens, vicepresfdent of
the Dominion Oil company, said the
Dominion well No 1. section 21,
block Z. TL & G N. railway survey.
Reves county, was down 550 feet,
and cased to the bottom with S
inch casing, drilling in bine sand
stone, on May 5. Well No. 2, known
as the Dominion Soda Lake No. 1.
Ward county, five miles out of
Barstow, Is rapidly nearing the day
of operation. The derrick is erected,
and work of rigging up for stand
ard tools Is being pushed towards
spudding as soon as the equipment
arrives. The Dominion has erected
two 29 barrel water tanks on the
location, as well its' one 100 barrel
fuel oil tank.
This company also announced lo
cation of Its second deep test on
section 25, Woc. 33. Ward county,
seven miles southeast of Barstow.
The lands are owned by C M.
Haughton, of Barstow, and W P.
Haughton, of Chicago. I1L. who
leased this land to the Dominion.
Derrick timbers are sow beinr
moved to the location. Toe well win
be known as the Dominion river
The Dominion Oil company has
purchased lots In Barstow for its
storage yards, and is sow erecting
three 500 barrel fuel oil storage tanks
and will also use the site for stor
ing surplus tools, and drilling equip
ment, casing pipe, and other drill
The Trans-Peeos to be known In
the future as Malita. No. 1, is drill
ing on section 206, Mock 34, Ward
county, four miles from Barstow.
DOMINION READY TO BEGIN
ITS WELL SOUTH OF PY0TE
Pyote, Tex, May 8. A. A. Kinney,
field manager for the Dominion OH
company, announces that practically
all details for the company's deep
test south of town have been com
pleted. Location has been selected at the
west corner of section 69, block 14.
H. & T. C railway survey. Material
is now on the way.
The Dominion company, Mr. Kin
ney announced, has bought consider
able acreage in fee and have leases
covering about ten sections In that
This well Is about a mile east of
the Pyote-Crystal water road, and
abont seven miles south of Pyote;
The location is about five miles
northeast of the Crystal water well,
which was drilled by the Benednm
Trees syndicate several years ago.
.Some oil was struck in the Crystal
water well, out it was never given
out whether or not it was in paying
Mr. Kinney has arranged to move
his offices from Peoos to Pyote
when work on the new location,
which Is expected to be within 19
.ys, is begun.
SHOWING OF GAS FOUND
IN TAYLOR-INGRAM WELL
Cross Plains. Texas. May fc The
Taylor-Ingram well, one and a half
miles northeast of the HUbura well.
seven miles northeast of here has
encountered a promising gas showing
at 2709 feet. The initial flow shot
high over the derrick. The well is
being watched with the closest Inter
est as production was found In the
Hilbnm well at MM feet. It may
mean the discovery of another pool.
Many operators are in the field
bavlner ux all available leases and
those who purchased at the time of
the iiilDUrn struce are Demanding
great prices for their holdings in the
district. Many new derricks are co-
ing op in every direction while sev
eral wells are drilling- swlftlv to-
! ward production.
GOOD PIlODUCBIl PnOMISBD.
Wichita Falls, Tex.. May S. The
Ard-Boger-Maer well Is extending
the Kemp-Munger-Allen district a
mile south of the discovery well.
The well's flow Is nnestlmated but
those who have visited the site say
that It promises to be a good producer.
Alexander the Great Julius Caesar
ard the duke of Wellington never
m t defeat in a ba"ie.
J. I Stewart, vicepresldent of the
Southwestern Tularosa Basin Oil and
Refining company, said Saturday the
company's test well eight miles north
west of Tularosa, N. M, is making a
strong showing of gas at 1475 feet.
"The odor of gas is very distinct,'
Mr. Stewart said, "even through the
slush at the top of the well, and when
the water has been baled out the pit
Is shown to be covered with oil from
the first sand of the series.
"The well recently has been visited
oy prominent ou men, wno, on the
strength of the show in ir. txmrht
leases in the field. The site of the
well generally bas bees recommended
as the most desirable location In the
Tularosa basin for a test well, and
the formations checks exactly with
what we expected. There have been
no unfavorable conditions.
The well is In section 34, township
13 south, range S.
SUNSHINE OIL CORPORATION
WINS AGAIN IN THE COURTS
Word has been received in El Paso
that the verdict in the Pruett oil
lease case was given in favor of the
Sunshine Oil corporation. This makes
the second suit this company has
won during the past week.
President Alfred Tlnally has wired
the local office of the corporation
that conditions at the Laura well are
fine. Sereral oil men, including J. B.
Dalrymple and his son. arrived In
El Paso Friday from the field and
all felt sure that the Laura would
prove a good well. Mr. Dalrymple
Is on his way to Los Angeles and
stopped over to call on M. P. Car
lock, owner of the Carlock welL Mr.
Carlock has been ill for several days
but expects to return to the Pecos
field early next week.
TO MAKE DEEP TEST.
Dawson, Texas. May S. A deep
test will be drilled one and a half
miles gouth of Dawson at an early
date by the Dawson Development
association. The location is on the
E. A. Holt tract. The derrick Is on
the ground and machinery is being
hauled to the site.
Mrs. John Gerken will Judge the
saddle classes and ponies under sad
dle to be shown at the New York
horse show this year.
TO DRILL 1ST
Toyah, Texas. May 8 W. C Jour
dan, an attorney of Marfa, who is
conducting a drilling campaign on
his leases In the Toyah field, an
nounced today that New York capi
talists have financed a company to
drill a well seven miles west of Pre
sidio, Texas. Drilling will begin in
P0ST0FFICE OF VERDE NOW
IS CALLED CLEMENCEAU
Jerome. Aria, May 8. The post
office of Verde has disappeared from
the records of the postoffice depart
ment and has been succeeded by
' Oemenceau." The office is at the
smelter of the United Verde Exten
sion mines. In the Verde valley a fsw
mile, from Clarksdale. It Is under
stood that the change was suggested
by Jas S. Douglas, president of the
Extension company, who has been
abroad with the Red Cross and who
gained affection In Paris for the fa
mous French premier. Verde was
troublesome, for old Port Verde post
office lay in the same section.
Beats the World
In Percentage of
North Louisiana offers Inves
tors'ln oil leases the most prof
itable probabilities in America.
Itft week's reports show 40
completions In North Louisiana
with only 11 dry holes.
There has been little specula
tion In leases here. The bulk of
the leases are now In first
hands. Production Is so great,
with steadily advancing prices
of crude oil, that values cannot
long remain at present levels.
The conclusion Is obvious now
is the time for shrewd Inves
tors to buy leases, to get in
ahead of the drill, and antici
pate big profits. We offer
leases of great potential value,
owned by us. This Is a "hard
DDiled" opportunity, shorn of
speculative trimmings. Write
for prospectus, with maps.
110 MILAM ST.
U "" "
Cut High Cost of Building
Live In Tents
No pleasure can surpass out of doors living, the cross country
auto trip, huBting and fuhiBg. Government regaJaricBt wera
strictly observed ia the manufacture of these rainproof tests,
from the saaM "Pup Tent which is particularly suitable for
children's playground, to the 16x16 Army Tent We hare a
complete assortment at 50 percent rf their market rake. Abo
Olive Drab Wool Blankets, shoes repaired by the government
renovated at $3.00 per pair, tarpaulins, cash registers, safes,
International Sales Co., Inc.
Main and Kansas St&, EI Paso.
Built like surgeons' gloves
Bmlt layer on layer
of the finest pure sheet robber to mste
them utterly leak-proot Then tested
for hoots under prcssare.
The new idea in tubes
It has taken 24 years of rubber study
to build Miller Inner Tubes.
During all that time Miller has been
famous for super-grade rubber goods.
They are still the largest producers
of such things as surgeons rubber
gloTes. And many Miller productions
are known as surgeon grade.
MHkr Inner Tubes are surgeon
glove quality. But they are, in addi
tion, built layer on layer, up to the
necessary ply. Thus no tiny flaw in
the fine sheet rubber can possibly go
Then every tube is tested. Itis kept
filled for hours under heavy air pres
sure to prove it utterly air-tight.
Don't guess on hikes
Many men watch tire mileage but do
not 'watch their tubes. And tube mak
ers know this.
Be as careful on your tabes. A tube
that leaks is a constant annoyance.
And a tube that doesn't last well is
Come see the tube that MiHer has
developed red or gray.
Tire mileage almost doubled
Miller experts, in the past few years,
have almost doubled their tire mileage.
Miller Tires are now the sensation.
Their records are everywhere discussed.
In million-mile tests, made by many
large users, they have proved their
supremacy over every rival tire. And
a very great supremacy.
They are used exclusively today in
some of the hardest tire services known .
They have won hundreds of thou
sands of users by their proof of extra
mileage. The demand has increased
ten-foM in the past few years. Last
year alone it increased $11,000,000.
$1,000 a day for tests
The Miller factory spends $1,000
daily just to watch and test materials
They spend S300'daily in testing the
cords and the fabrics.
They wear out 1,000 tires yearly in
factory -tests, to watch the Miller
They have perfected a tread which,
by countless tests, excels the best of
others by 25 per cent.
In their iactory teats onder rear
wheel conditions the average for
Miller Cords last year was 15,000 miles.
UhTS MURE MILEAGh.
The White Stage Line operating be
tween SosweU and Caxrizezo over tie
resgsest roads in this section of the
roantry, write that they tried oat mere
than seven makes of tires in an effort
to reduce tire expense on their six big
lUges. Wilier Tires brought the desired
'result and this company use MOIer Tires
See what they save
Yoo owe such tires a test. Thousands
of owners report an increased mileage
of from 50 per cent to 75 per cent.
Compare a Miller with the tire you use
and see what you get. It may change
altyour conceptions of good tires.
mooth, with mo
tion enpe to firmly
zrup -wet up&ah.
Road do tread
mesh like cogs ta
mill er Tires
Cords Geare&ad Fabrics
The Contest Winners
MILLER RUBBER CO.
308 Mills Street 0P!r-T- Phone 433
101 Texas St.
CANNON & STARK