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BEAUMONT DAILY ENTERPRISE
I W. J. B. IUJOOR AND GEORGE J. McMANUS ARE STILL DEALING IN Oil and Rice Lands On the Ground Floor at 360 Pearl Street, Beaumont, Texas. We refer to all oar old castomers. ! SAN JACINTO OIL CO. V rVV ';f$fi t ( ' '.' .;V.. :"r. laud surveyor. Ho U director and greater than that of i& as compared nd ' lIiR some very commendable iliu luic it to khol.hr io lh Wilson wj, an increase of more than 20,000.000 work. Hardware company, of this city. U $jll0oo,ouo increase in the years i8j From a sanitary standpoint lK-an- Has To Traeta In the Hogg Swayna director and local bmdness manager in ,8J ovcr jg, am0uiutiis to over mout differs In no particular reaped purchai. of tho Texan Oil and I'lpe Lino Co., ;mJ Jy00oil City Derrick. I""'" u,her titles situated upon the The Sun Jacluto Oil Co. was ona which lias valuable holdings In blink banks of semi -tropical livers, yet we lilv flrht u( lhe nc.w ol companies as u Spiudlo Top on which extoasive DRILLED 300 OIL WELLS. congraulate ourselves on being pro- , a,.(1(,0 holdings on Spindle Top developments aro soon to be coiumenc Remarh,ble Record of One of the tected Horn the swamp on the opposite n.iKhts. u owned eleven tract of ed. lie also represents the owners Youngest Contractors In Beau- ldo by the southerly breeze which iullU situated principally in the vlcln of thousands of acres of farm and monti sweeps back all miasma; tlio ever- ty 0( t?,ndle Top and near Sour rleo lands in this section as well as A Jan who can 8Uecc88fulIy bore burning slub piles from the sawmills ami Saratoga, which holdings being aueui for largo ranch properties ,U1.C0 hundred oil wells without spoil- also aid In the destruction of poison- had been selected with a view to in in Western Texas. Mr. Kopke ,)g one of ,hem uaa jone something ous gnsses by a law known to the plo- terceptlng the oil stream, whichever handles timber lands iu large tracts. )at ,8 m.ord mnklng even In these neers of the Mississippi Riwr who way u n,Kht h,aii out rom the hll As a civil engineer ho has been con- lavg of blg ,m,u.rtaklnBs. J. W. built camp flies and kept them burn- A 8l)olli however, as it became doubt necied with nearly all of the railroads Sy.m wno commenced operations Ins at night, knowing that tho hot j a8 to tho existence of oil anywhere operatlug In this section of the State , lh,8 fielll by boiing tho National air would purify by carrying upwoi-d Have j ,ho charmed circle around the uud ho also was engaged on the harbor gusher whk.u t.ttmo on March 20th. nil impurities in its wake. During the j.,.a!i it bought a holding in block Improvements at Sabine Pass and at ,s a yong nian t0 ,1UV0 j,ad such a mimmcr and fall months we have 33 of Gladys City, and is now drilling the mouth of tho Brazos. His business SIR.t.egBf ,aieer. In tho Corslcana some malarial and typhoid fevers, it Jhst well on same. The drill is now is so large that he keeps constantly on fll.,d ,10 01 llloU more than 300 wells Wo have never tiled to conceal this ,Jown Hbout four jninii,.eii feett Thi8 employed live civil engineers. He 5o o( thcm b,,lng for w r. staley. fact, yet. allowing for the incroaso of wdl is only two hundred feet from the lias tho Held notes of nearly every Theso w,,8 ,t thoy t.ou,i i,e put population wo are not seeing an unu- (;,.(.at yellow I'iuo well (one of the trad of land in this immediate section. ouJ ((J en(I wolUl rc,vset a hole suul number of such cases. However, strongest in the field), and three hun and furnishes ma)S of any lauds as a,)OUt co nllk,8 Iong Jn Corslcana. there has been such gross exnfgora ar0iX let,t rom the Columbia and an needed. Ho is just completing a care- jr. Sturm was recognized as a most lions us to mislead those who are other gusher. They have, at the depth fully prepared map of the Spindle Top ,.,.,,,! nml painstnlilng driller. anxious to make Beaumont their home gone, tine prospects for oil. In pur- sei tH.m from actual suneys made wl)),n jt wa8 l(.Moii ,y ti,e Texas and are prevented from so doing by suance of Its avowed purpose to make (luring July, and which will be of great Western Oil Co. of Corslcana to boro placing credence in (ho wild rumors ti,js company one of the strongest in value to those desiring accurate iulor- , famous National well in this that have been circula.ol hut which f.,,,,1 ,....,,,. 0i.,i on. field, Mr. Sturm and his brother have no foundation whatever in fact. ,,,. 1()t on spindle Top, just 75 feet were selected as the best men in the Our malarial fevers are mild in char- west o( the iiOCK.sWavnP cukIipi- lion regarding lands in Jefferson t.01ltry to ,iertake the work. This acter and short lived lasting usually wl)it.h Js c.ntj,eiy surrounded by gush or adjacent counties need have no fleld wa8 tlun a uni;nown iiuantity. two to six days, if properly looked P1.3t an,, will at on,.e sink u BeconJ The formation was a sealed book. The alter. We rarely see the malignant Well on tllis lot Tj)lg company lg contractors who undertook to put types ot lever common to most ma- capitalized for only $250,000. and its mutioiii regarding the location of prop city there. Persons desiring lul'oiina hesitation in writing Mr. Kopke, be cause if he hasn't it he will put bis correspondent in the way of securing (own a we here waB gr0ping in the larial localities, peop fropi the officers and directors stand second to it at once. SENATOR CHAS. A. TOWNE Senator Towne. up the Senator's attention, but he is Charles Annette Towne was born on ave to all of the possibilities of the :i farm in Oakland county, Michigan, country, and he will take an active :n November, 1857. lie was educated Interest in developing it. at Ann Arbor University, graduating ' . v, ,.iuu f -K1 Ilia nnlltirnl en- rauinamuB. in 1 11 v n.iu wi w. . . ... 1 - - - - - - - - . 1 . 1 jeer began wnen no was ju years om The Oil Industry in 1900. According to Mr. Olipnani's report to llie United States Geological Survey, dark and taking big risks. north are not predisposed to malaria none In ,)oint of honesty, integrity and The result every one knows. Mr. that is, we do not believe that they business ability. It had ordered its Sturm brought in the National at a are any more susceptible than those stock taken off Ule market but when depth of 1008 feet, and the whole coun- who have spent their lives here. the executive committee decided a try was electrified with the result. We are positive of the source of our few days ago to sink a second well . . . 1 He has completed three other con- typhoid fever and the community is at once, it was decided to keen it on the total production of petroleum m the tracU the Texa8 & pac.iflc pban. repeatedIy warned against dliking the market at par for a few days lon L nited States for the year 1900 was 151- f . t- Wegt Xexa3 infested river water which can eer to cover thia af7,iitioi t.,,f. ..ll.,.,c ...l.,,l t-7zr:?fM .... , - - " . J. A. Paiilhamiis was born in Nenn- -o"-- b-- -.j.j-.-- on Co No- Jf abandoned at lt ieet, be rendered pure only by boiling. Having business with this company .!,.,., i,n ,. ii,,, tm iv.r the sylvanla. He came to Texas early in 1 "Kul ls " ' and the Spindle Top gusher wnicn We hail with delight the new water write to I. J. Rice, Secretary, Thread- 'topublican Central Committee In the June, ISM. for the purpose or local- 111 tIle lll;itory of the 0,1 "'""sfJ'. -t ,.ame , on Jlly ist. At this writing sllppy wh,ch ls belng pipe(1 from needle House, Beaumont, Texas, or ampalgn of 1870 His first speech Ing and developing oil lands. tie the total amount Ohio p.oducco. 2-',50-v m,-. Sturm is boring the Darragh, the village creek, a stream fourteen miles to J. B. Cranfill, President, Dallas, was made at C.raiid Haen. Micliigun, made a careful examination of the "JO barrels; West Virgmv, i.i.njj.675 Buffalo, the Beatty and the Trenton above Beaumonti that is fed by sev- Texas. ...n the -lth or July, of that year. When oil field at Corsicana. and the seep- barrels; Pennsylvania, I3,j;3,202 barieis Rock, all on Spindle Top Heights. era, snlaiier springs. There being . . .. o,r,.o nnlf.1i.l,nlnira of I.'lut T..V.1U 1 11 , 1 i :, llll . J.S7J.l8 ll.'llTels: California. Pl'OvlflllS trt 1 CI 1 1 1 HIT WCllS. MY 1!,. !., U he was ZZ vears ol age lie was icniicr- nv. u,... ...rJ.... - - u . llu hmus aiuiia una cli anw d the no'iiiiiiulioii for Congress by ' Sour Lake, including the great de- 4,090,4X4 barrels and New York 1300,- Sturm drilled artesian water wells pollute lt we teel sale in predicting he reiiubllcans of the Fourth Con- '' Beaumont. He then 9.5 barreU. 10 years, speaking of the Beaumont that typhoid fever in our city will soon The production of lexas for kjco was neiu, ne says: ,-ressional District at Maniuelte, but marieu leasing laiius lor on ueveiop- ;,e refused it. lie al'terwanls. in 1890, ment. .noved to Minnesota, to Duliitli. where Mr. Puiilhamus has had many years he took an active par in politics. In experience in the oil fields of the nor 1 80 1, he was elected to Congress on '(hern pta.ys. His information re he republican ticket with a plurality garding the niining of petroleum is ,f 25.00(1. It was during this fli-st scb-- sound and his opinion on oil propo--ion in Congress, and lint two months sltions carries weight. His manage after lie took bis sent, that he made ment of the Koby Oil company, in his famous speech on the money ques- which the richest men of Galveston ion which made his name a household are stockholders, has been such as word throughout, the country, and also is entirely satisfactory to those who made him a reputation abroad. In own that corporation. .ttK'li: l,e k, mini, -teil the ileniocrat e S.jO.OjQ barrels, which wil lbe enormous ly increa..ed the present year by the dis covery of oil at Beaumont. Of 'he re maining oil producing states, Coloraila ad Kansas arc the only ones of impor tance. A great deal of exploration has been done in Kentucky and Tennessee, but the ainout of oil production develop ed, isas yet by no means large. More wells were drilled in the Penn sylvania and Trenton rock oil fields d'.ir- Paulhamus believes that the ing 1900 than during any previous year My experience is that the forma tion in this Immediate held varies with each well. There is no uniformi ty of thickness in the cap rock forma tion. In one well it may be 18 inches thick, and in the adjoining well 50 feet or less away 5 to 7 feet thick. The pressure of the wells seems to be a thing of the past. And who is not familiair with the war that is being waged all over the country against the pestiferous mos quito whose mission in life is to act as the host for the malarial parasite. By covering all their breeding places with oil their existence is shut off. It is unnecessary to say that we have square inch, and the field shows no appreciable diminution of the pressure for all there have been twenty gush ers brought in since January 10th. 'Sulnhur underlies the cap rock and V.4 111 nun mm . in iv anin - . n - forces opposed to republican United States lies in Southwestern The total number recorded was I4-.i3- overlays the oil sand. It varies from vary between 110 and 101 pounds per the nmeAy ,n arge quantitieSi and (icket.andhehassin,.beenldentitled ricbest undeveloped territory in the in the history of the pctro.cum -.ndustrj. with the rule. He was defeated for re-election in 1808. when he ran on the demo cratic ticket, by the narrow margin if 41'0 votes out of the total vote of iver OO.ouii, in the district thai com prises one-half of the State of Minne sota. Louisiana and Southeast Texas- oil fields. -the RICE FARMING. One Man in Beaumont Who Will An swer Questions Regarding Real Estate. which shows a gain of 1.215 wells, or l0 ,-eet in thickness in the Spindle Top more than 9 per cent, over 1S09. Ot gusher to 70 feet in the National. I the whole number completed in both d0 not think the oil in this field is these fields 11.761 wells were productive a sulphur base. I set it down that and 2.822 proved to be dry hole.; or did the sulphur it contains is absorbed not produce oil in paying qn.vitifcs. from the sulphur Dea wnicn miiuu- -n.., 1 7f wells completed in ately overlies it, ere long mosquito bars and quinine can be dispensed with in Beaumont. Considered , the year around, Beau mont has comparatively very little sickness and the mortality is consider ably below other towns or its popu lation. S. PRICE, M. D. Wild Cat Mines. W. C. Randal, a drummer, was In the city today. He has recently visited Denver and Colorado Springs, and he says that mining stocks are a drug on the market in those cities. So many companies have been floated within the past few years that the people de cline to buy any of them. A large number of the companies are of the wild cat variety. There is no law in the state providing for the inspection of mining companies, and any crowd of inividuals may organize a company provided they pay the fee. The com pany may not have a foot of ground, or spend one dollar in development work, it is permitted to sell stock. A large number of their so-called mines exist only on paper. Southern people should keep their money at home. WEEKLY ENTERPRISE RELIA- WEEKLY ENTERPRISE RELIA- ISO. 1 uoii 1 ,wc : Blfe UIL. nfcrunio mu Hkl. inc. ,r ai i tuc r BLE OIL RtrOn 1 o U- vuc nil FIELD. After the death of Senator Cushman ti. Knieri.iise has freouentlv been .0 1 ..... (,!,;. niuiilior 2.1.18 the sulphur can be mined unless some jpyg ABOUT THE OH. PICL K. Davis, of Minnesota, he was ap- sked whether or not there is money jry The percentage of method is found to liquify it success- y m pER YEAR. si m' PER YEAR, pointed to (ill the vacancy by (!ov. to be made in rice farming in Texas. ,.,,.,.,.....,:..,. w'ells in 1000 was 24 fu,,y" , Und. During his tern, in the Sen- , course there is but one answer to ""I'hiUnc w i n Ijoo 4 guirm u a Xennesseean .,y birth t... be brough. his name again prom- (,nestion. which is that rice form- r ?nX-'' , 1 ,,,,re were 7 186 ,,e ls a llP"endable man an1 f C0"- Jfa WV nen,.y before , , ple by bis mas- ,. ...M.igent.y conducted, not only ' Z Jl A " ,S ?Jtrt fff VOl telly speeell on the I'llilppmc qlK'Stioll Senator Tnwue was 10 iu i n; 1 -l by 1 he peoples party in I '."'mi for the otlice if Vice presi'lelil of the t'niled Stall's ,s Hie I'liuuiiig male of Win. .1. Dry- .;n. The 1-' ra I i party failing to nominate him. Senator Towne wilb 'rew liis name, which was before llie Mr. I.. .1 engineer lll'l acre lief lels of rice per acre is a fair averagi although in very many instances " Silver Itepnblii an fonxi'iilioii for Vice l;,r,,,is p,.r acre have resulted. In !"iej,. iii and de. Unci the honor answer to questions regarding th v.hl. Ii ll,.- peoples party had In-stowed amount of water required for irriga- m.ii him. lie did 1 his lor llie purpose m,. ,,pKe said that ten gallons f li.iriiioiii. ing the allied lor. es p,,r tninute per acre are neeeded for ..paiiisl i-.-pnl.li. iinisin. Itst May. irrigation .luring llie time the fields while he a preparing a iiuiiiIht of a. i,,o..-,l. The niet"n.Hl of cultiating lutes hi. h be promised id .b luer aI1) harvesting t h e is the panic as for his lalt and winter. hi attention as wb,.at ,A( , ,,t the feature of irrigation. - alb d t. the treat p..-i!,i!it i. s in the The .l-,nlinc is the t-anie. the harvest 'anmont fi.Ml.y his private s.-. r.-lary iue t. same, and the shocking and Mr. Kllis K. 1 . lie .am. to Beau mont, l.tok'-d over the fi.-hl mith the result 1 hnt tia Iw-eonie ti-a ily :r, If-rested in it. lie "ixaiiie.l anl rfH Sme ile.ii. lit of f1;e I"1 Oil :.n Piix" Line 'm'any. m ibe f 'airs of lib h be is cu ine liis r.nal .-,m n'j..n S-nair Tom i a i' at I" u r in f ta' T-a and t l"iu. Me j.r-'i-s a fr i of pr..-" t:' for tb- S'aie tih !)- ti'rt b..'aie 1o ar i !. rr-a--1 in lb- 1'ion ir s re-Hfr'-s a' r,.' t-j, . t i --roba'iU- that 1 i !:!- -n tu'n'--v ) in .erb. .', m T' ''' it t't tt' if." j il tt ita' i '' tf noes , v, em i.iivr, iiiorv iiiiiiiimii I... . . the well known civil l" " lief is tnal uie 011 bumu .. s given a great deal 10 -1'2 IKT calt' ol t,,c lJUl1 wells above cap rock is that which has of stu.lv to Hie construction of irri- '"iilcd. exuded from the pool ueneaiu, pu.M... gat ion canals lor rice, and who has a The year on a whole was a .cry ,lC anjl up through crevices or farm states that ten bar- protitable and .sati.-iaeiory one io an tun faults ami coiieciing in iu.m ...". rei ned in the oil busiilcss. I he espoi ti were large and better prices realised HEALTH, or our oil linpi'd abroad than lor the Entorp,ise: The unsavory preceding J car. The total number ot .pjation Beaumont has gained g.iiloiis ot" peirolcum and its products a,iroa,j during the recent excitement exported in l'w was j75.i2i-7 valued ()Ver ,he oii fln,i has militated so much t i7S- 282. as compared w ith 951.- against our city that a few v. -uds t.J4 44l gallons, valued at $ 4 A.'.jw anent the real health conditions that lSoy. an inerea?e of 24 . o."5 gallons, have prevailed during the writer s ten aii.l an liicrca-e in value amounting to years' residence bete in the practice $X -,4.0,?. as compared with !. The of niedhine during which time he the custodv of hc various has nerved 00m in uie t a,.-. .... - the I-stcrn and U'cMern ounty and , . .1... t- ,i u-,, county and city pnysician ui threshing the same a if it wa. wheat. V ' ' "l- f ord.,r ,n(, , tnlst may for Mr. Kopke ha. U, n in Beaumont -1 held is .ncrc-scd 4-4'V -.V- barrc. ,me of the flasr,n, lies sin. e He i. a ivil cngin.H-r and during the year . abroa(1 concernine 0111 The value of tac cnide oil produced laled br th((te ho are not in The Santa Ke in California na it ,ju. well is etinwtel at ever f5.- a noition to pass on the health -itb r in us.. l.'..i .nginea in which they bum wvwo j,,r ,he jar. The average price o( tllls or anr other communitr- fu. l oil and have just placed an or- pnn-v van a was $1 .?'4 per barerl. iv-aiimont is in that unhappy at- 1. r for t.:. additional engines Tor th a npjr,, j;h $1.31 in lf-n. a gam of tliat ensues npon the transition of an 4'4 i.nt pir barnl The pfncral aver- ovcrcromn town into a city. h-nf it t . f :'-e pr .e of l.ma lndrna p-r,- , patent to hcetn with that we are '.-.n ccn- n lm. as e.-rnpared havine to adopt new- sanitary tn'as . . - . . . T1 . 4. . . fin,' rt nrws with tho ranid erowth ot w ii n 71 en - :n ir"pj on , r - , - . - t i T- ("'iv"i -n i-r . 5i "4 I,r I,,--.' ;,i -ej.i'f Wl'll 7 1 ... T'-. 'e 4 i .Tn ; ::''r .-,-,,. r. i -, -r . mt ill won b-a rnakine V"" -ncines in whi.h lh. y wi'l burn t'i l oil. One vear agi il,e Si, la Vr was biimire ?.'."' bar ret f oil j.r i.ar. Now- th.y will l-'i'H 1."'" bar'l of equal to 4-.. ...m. t..i. of oal. wiih an Innn' ti"" sat iiig of nion y anl la'.or. Thes" s'a'i-'i' S "w the .,MiibiVtis of tbe Ta i'-l!' a a f-vl proposition. th town and to im-fl thes n"w- ondi- ;i tion wi'h a small cvhequer f-liits a v-r- nrij'ist nn !sra en e.ir h 0 parr n?f fit. wtili ta nor- i. A. PACLFUV Ik.