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. 4 r BEAUMONT DAILY ENTERPRISE. RICE BY IRRIGATION. wheat or out. A good crop aa atoy of the north. The climate U warm, on new breaking. Occasionally no front occur through- " "" . One and one fourth bubcl of out the whole year, Tbe summer Cultivation IS AlniOSS LikC heat. -d per are U used and la sowed are Ions, and summer beat extends any tinie from March to July, Good to November. IIIGGINS OIL CO. Artesian Wells Solve the Problem. fanner um the best press drilU for planting. 9. Levees or dyke are constituted with a I'low and a V-haptd scraper, on lin- prelously laid out by nn en- GEO. J. MMANTd. SECOND STATEMENT Tbe uddtn prominence with which the lieaumont Oil Field, wa brought to the notice of the world, through the unexpected burning forth of the Lucas Giuber, I still fresh In the memory of every tboughful person, WUt I there In rhe growing lor sin,.er Thse loJ ,ne WJI,r ot t,,e To tn, stoekholdera of the Manhatan aud It Importance and magnitude grow upon reflection and Investiga tion of the far reacblug influence it U destined to wield in well beaten Uie I it a sure crop? U it healthy How i rice raised? On la it not? Past attempt to anwwer smb que a marsh, field at an average depth of 'i inchea. lu. When rice I 6 to 8 Inches high it I flooded by fresh water by pump, canal or otherwise. Water I delivered at tbe highest point on tbe Oil Company Since tbe Orat statement of tbe Man- !.,,,.!,, cf commerce, manufacture, hattan Oil company, made on the 9th BQd ,ran8portation.. to ay nothing of ilav of Mav last, aome very lmoortant .. - . ...... i- .. -..i. lion have proven futile because the '" "y ""a J1" .bangea bave taken place In the con- d gan, fleW whk.h u . .. ... ii. ..j ii.i the level niia level arter level ue- ... ,h. ,., . .hat iim. . ... . . . .. tween the levees till the whole farm "T" " h-m . w., 7n the 0B l0 - v. ,...,....... - -.. dav tirt.am,,r or me oreaent age. our lot -a, uiauys uiiy BuuaiviBion Im flooded at least 3 Inches deep. It truth I not credited when told. Come with me to China or to auy . . .. .. ah,, l.nullinir rl. A milling town v, " J L i.u ... riir...t l kept ho flooded for about 70 days, along the Southern Pacific railroad if. .warm October day. It remind 11. An ample supply of fresh wa- you vividly of the hustling days of a ter. affording dally from one and n outside that our directory considered reallzatlon tnat ne la standing near tig wheat crop In a Northwestern half million to two million gallons lt wBer for the time being to tempor- an(J wltne88lng one 0f the greatest town. See tbe beautiful -boric dot- for 5!ki acres, la absolutely necessary arlly abaniion ot 22, and on the 27th pht.nomena of this age. which, as ted rice fields coming up to the very for CO to 70 days. This keep the r'eo day of May thoy purchased one quar- tfce M tomeg b,88lng and roaring edge of the village. Count the smoke flooded 3 inchea deep m l muke.i up ter of an acre on Spindle Top Heights from ,he depthg beloWi chaiiengea Vet when one visits the great oil During the two weeks following bo gU8heri of lhe HIGGINS COMPANY, many 'dusters" were found on the he ,g guddeny awakened to the full from tim to time as tbe best itter esta of tbe Company require. It is tbe intention of the Company to do a conservative and legimtoda to do a conservative and legitimate oil business, and to push the distrib ution of their product imo all consu ming center In the I'nited State a well a In foreign countries. The officer and directors of the Kiggln Oil Company are among the leading lumber men. banker and business men of lieaumont. The gen eral manager. Mr. C. L. Walll. a member of the well known wholesale grocery bouse of Wallls, l.andes ii Co. of Galveston is well known throughout the state and the cotton markets of the world a a man of exceptional business ability and Integrity. the admiration and respect of the of two five, eight no, fifteen thresh- he dally Iohs from evaporatloln. j wj,at was considered "eure" oil leg machines in sight. And here are vs. irrlgutlon is sup.inea uy canaia territory, ana at once iei a couimci greate8t pe88im8t of this and tbe seven long lines of wagons, heavily built upon the highest ridges of the for a well thereon. On the 8th day of old worjd Thl8 flow goe8 on duy af. laden with Backed rice waiting their prairie from a fresh water bayou or August the contractors brought In a tpr day t,u8 far wlth the 8ame turn to unload at different rice river from which water Is pumped magnificent gusher, and on the 13th tQKfi an(J vohlme tt8 was t8 wont mills or warehouses. Come to the into the canal. Or wnter Is had from instant a contract was signed for an- lrom Jlg flrgt jjovej-y. Following roof of this building, and sweep the deep wells 8 Inches In diuueter and other well on the same property, (so the flrgt flu8h of excltenu.nt occasion prairie roads wiith the glass In every varying In depth from 135 M d feet, that it Is reasonably certain that with eJ by U)e dgc0VeI.y 0f the Lucas direction. On each of them the In- From one such well a 10 hor p"v- In forty days the Manhattan Oil compa 0ej.8t.ri a number of the wide awake coming rice hauling teams are so er englno can pump .moimii wnter ny will have a daily output of from bu8ines8 men 0f thiS dty organized near together as to appear a continu- ter for 200 acres. 125,000 to 150,000 barrels of oil. themselves into a company for the t.us procession. Now mingle with the When rice It ripe nil water Is Anticipating the coming in of these ,n1.p01je of buying and developing the people on the streets. You're nn In- ,irawn off so th(lt linj i.s a8 ,iry for wells, tbe company has closed con- portioa o( the oii hin on Spin eensate soul, indeed, if you cannot harvesting, as In seeding (One can't tra(-ts with responsible parties for a d,e Top HeightSi of wnch they had fK-1 the prosperity that permeates dran W)tt.r from a marsh). large amouut of oil, delivery to com- thc,r t.,loU.e or location, and how well them! Ies it not can you ubck io u(0 g cl(t w,(h H:andll.(! n.,jf '- they selected and bought the land (in tiie dear old days of the early eighties ,,,,,,., ,1BrVt?,tl. i. ho. ked. thi tslicd sarae t0 be taken from the m0Ulh f fee simple) has been proven by later our wens wunoui any expense vum- ,ieveiopmentg. ever to the company, inese saies am ount to sufficient to warrant us in be lieving that on or about January 1st, - ' IIIIKK'I n, I1UI fr-'H' i l)IIU I way up In the Kcd Jtiver valley in ki wh((it r ()(tF Minnesota and lmifi;: nen we an were so busy? -a ' ' ' " .Cticnd a month or more interview- IUK1GATION 13 Y WELLS. lug these fanners. Visit their farms. Hvery one who has been sufficiently 1002, the company will commence Cross question them within an inch Interested In rice culture to read any paying to Its stockholders cash divl- of their lives. See the merchants, of the pamphlets, newspaper articles (lends of 5 per cent a month. This See the bankers, millers; farm imple- and advertisements devoted to th means that in one year every 100 ment dealers, rice buyers, doctors, (if rice production during tho pist low shares of stock will receive $00 in you can find them). Inform yourself years, is already fairly will ,'if i;-nid cash, in two years $120, and so on. thoroughly about the whole rice situ- as to the essential requirements to Aware of the fact that the market- ation (and you have not heretofore successful rice raising, and the jng 0f this oil for fuel purposes, es- been taken for a fool). Now you almost incredible p.ofits realize'l pe(.jaiy if foreign markets were to may go back to conservative old from To sum up these, essential ie reached, would require a large afs in the Northwest (as I have we all know that i.o malo a profitable amount of cash, and not deeming it ie) and tell it all to them. No, crop of rice we mi'st have: f0r the best interests of the stock- all. Cut what you know to be 1. An ample aup'ily of fresn water holders to increase the capital stock . . . n ,, on e returns one third, so as to to keep the fields fl Xided Sv.l days. 0f the Manhattan, it was decided to 1and is in course of 2. A warm climate and a long organize a separate company, with a atintlnn nm, ,hprA . n doubt Buiniiiei, wiieic ..iiK.c .o .. v.. casn rapiu, ol mw,, umi o.iuu.v. abou(. Ug provJng a flowing well, as 'uu even cnining whiuc, i com iiiius, nave entire cnarge 01 me saie uuu 3. Fairly smooth and level lani transportation of the oil from the n the average yield per with a fall of no: to exceed 3 or 4 Manhattan wells. It is expected that The first purchase consisted of 33 1-lUih acres composed of lots or blocks of the Spindle Top Heights sub-division of the John A. Veatch survey in Jefferson County, Texas, about four miles south of Beaumont, said lots being numbers 27, 2S, 29, 33 34, 35, 20 and west one half of lot number 25, which is located next to and immediately adjoining the tract of land that the Lucas well is located upon, and in the heart of the proven oil field, and on which now there are five large flowing oil wells, conserva tively estimated to flow 25,000 bar a respectful hearing tell average farmer raises Ms (44) bushels rough inches in 100 teit. there are flowing wells on every side of the property. In addition to above land holdings, this organization will be completed in thj Company owns ln fee simple 408 3-4 acres of land in the Gilbert-Ste-phenson league survey in Orange county, Texas, about three miles east from the thresher 4. Good drainage to carry av.ny the next thirty days. The new com barrel. Very many all surplus water. pany will construct pipe lines awl all 15 to 20 barrels 5. Reasonably convenient market tankage necessary for the business (mill or railroad statioin.) and will own, lease and charter tank . . nf thp Sml In the vast coast country prairies steamers, barges and all other neces- fl Railwav comDany. and of Southeast Tew-ln the cv.r ties sary paraphernalia. There is no wa- K&ns&s CUy Southern Raii of Orange. Jefferjon, Chambers and ter in the stock of this new company, rQad &nd Necheg Riveri a navigable Ylce fluctuates trrel, accord- ordinary Liberty of which Lciuimont the as the entire capital is to be paid in it costs commercial and railroaod center, the cash. Under our arrangements with wheat perfection of all -he above conditions this new company the Manhattan will st. is found. To begin wiith, the last:: receive about two thirds of the price age Nine divergent lines of railroad radi- 0f the oil at the wells, net to them, er ate from Ueauniont thro idiout oil without any expense whatever. . parts of this coast land. ;t is diftl .uU The Manhattan now has under con- to Mix! a place more than .en i.iius 8,deraUon pans for oil storage tanks pi.oximity t0 the railroads and river i.ui o. laiuumi mill inn. r.c.vn (n ho mnrlp tlV PXraVBL- stream, which was selected by Mr. Pattillo Higgins, who has been the nestor of the oil industry and stead fast advocate of its existence in this field for many years. This land was carefully selected on account of its fine natural oil indications and its GUSHERS AND DRY HOLES. Index to the Map Printed In tbe First Section of This Edition. Following is a list of tbe producing wells, wells drilling, rigs up and dry boles on Spindle Top Heights, Gla dys City and the Veatch surey, on July 20th, which date was the latest the information could be made part of the map found In section 1 of this issue. This date was fixed from the fact that the engravers who made the map reduced It in size and were obliged to make another. The depths of the wells were secured from the owners, and should be accurate. The list of abandoned wells with their depths were secured the same way. Unusual care was taken to avoid er ror, and while the Enterprise believes the map, the location of the wells and other data to be correct, it is not im probable that some persons may question its accuracy. There is no doubt of it being more nearly correct than anything of similar information yet published, and it is valuable to those interested in the development of this oil field. 1. Lucas, January 10 1120 feet. 2. Higgins No. 1, June 30, 1004. Higgins No. 2, April 6, 1044. Gladys No. 1, April 3, 1070. Gladys No. 2, April 8, 1092. Gladys No. 3, April 28, 769. Gladys No. 4, May 8, 765. 8. Spindle Top, July 31, 940. 9. McFaddin Weiss & Kyle No. 2, May 27, 976. 10. Heywood No. 1, April 18th, 925 11. Heywood No. 3, June 24, 950. 12. Lone Star and Crescent, May 3, 935. 13. Lone Star and Crescent. 14. Bayou City Oil Co., dry hole, 1800. 15. National No. 1, March 26, 970. 16. Heywood No. 2, May 25, 930. 17. McFaddin Wiess & Kyle, May 26, 1028. 18. McFaddin Weiss & Kyle No. 4 860. 19. 20. 21. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. leaunwmt's throe larse rice mi'ls out an aggregate of 330.000 at once makes it a very advantage- ing the earth, erecting levees and cov oug and valuable location, the Com erinE with tight roof. The best ex- t.n..ine. hppn offered four or of .l.n rice a day. Then; Is pertg jn the collntry have passed on five tfmes the amount paii for this these plans, and the unanimous opin- land Tltes to these lands have all ion so far is that they are perfectly been abstracted and the validity of the same passed upon by competent ir market for the rice plant- 'icta. in i,u cusi cuiiiiu-y is pl.a,.tj,.ai. Before final adoption a he average fall being 2 fhnrmlehiv ractical test will be made. Such reservoirs will be of enormous value to tbe Manhattan. Steel storage tanks cannot be contracted at the present for less than 25 to 30 cents per barrel, while one million barrel earth reservoirs can be contracted for less than fou rcents per barrel. The company Is now closing a con tract for pipe line and loading racks sit the Gladys City station of the Sou thern Pacific Railroad and will in a few days have every facility for the shipment of oil by rail. lile-. Numerous natural vosjh carry away sur 'aurs. . country is as oral rio us Central Uiver valley of attorneys and all paid for in full. In addition to the land possessed by this Company they own a large pipe line from their wells to a con nection with the Sabine and East Texas Railroad (a branch of the Sou then Pacific), where they have erect ed a large modern tank car loadim; rack and own two large standard steel tanks 95 feet in diameter by 30 feet in height, with capacity of 37. 5ou barrels each, which are located on their property near the wells. Thpv have contracted for 14 more ( me uireciuiy m in.- .m.aii, Jarge gtwl, tank8 of 537.500 barrels capacity, to be erected on their pro perty within the next sixty days, and the riKht of way from the ts o fthe stockholder. While the Coimty of Jefferson and tbe City cf npany ban no stork for sale it notes Boallnlont to lay a pinP iine into and through the City of Beaumont whkh been perfectly harmonious in Its man agrmont. and has left nothing undone a' hat could be done for the best Inter- a very limited amount of Manhat- its per share. Our Mock in six wmplpti(1 ,nd mhl(h will connect vk has leen selling for 40 to -r l-ss Hhmild N worth from "1.00 per sharp, and we be dvance a coon at thla exhausted. It Is the aim "an management to worth at least $.".oa with all the railroad lines centering here and the Nehe river, a naviga ble stream, bich will fclve outlet to the sea. It is the intention of this Company to continue to add to its quirment. particularly in the matfr of building Morage tanks ttftr ana 24. 25. 26. 2S. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 4". 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 4!t. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. P. L. No. 2, dry Devel. Co., 1700. -ry pnwM effort rlaf.mhppp for thfl rpnr distribution -oompUsh that Mrnrr Miller. S retary. Connty. for me a J.-ffcrson bo almvp -rn- of oil. and alsn ti buy additional tank cars of hih 1 are already in sMi-e. and build tank barce t racb atr points cfcap'y with oil. This Company is orran.Z'-l and .hart' red t.nir lhe cn-ral in-orp--rat:'n Us of ih- ?? 'f Tin. with an a -i-T.oriz.-d -ar.''i'1 cf tZ.''""-,-i ,,f mt.i. h fl .'.'t""' f iJ' I u. Th ' " ru. U b V" - tl st- - k acd "at ' tb -Sr.2' -r r.-4 -n 2 ' j-ts t-y '.or ? -tt" ' ' " Hogg-Swayne, June 26, 1006. Southern Oil Co. Mississippi-Texas Oil Co. McFaddin Weiss & Kyle, .March 29. 23. Denver Beaumont No. 2. Denver Beaumont No. 1. Guffey-McFaddin. Big Jumbo. Roby Oil Co. National 0. & hole, 1500. 29. Neches Oil & Grace. Cronin. Ft. Worth. Gober, dry hole, 1840. Victor. Detroit Beaumont. Saratoga. Victor. M. K. & T. National No. 3, July 22, 1020. Beaumont Oil & Ref. Co. Gladys 5. Aug. 2, 830. Lone Acre. San Jacinto. Manhattan. Chicago Crude. Oarrick. T. & N. O. ( Keiser-Kelly) dry hole 2160. 48. Columbia. July 11. 790. Guffey Petroleum Co. Buffalo. Trenton Rock. Federal Crude. National Oil and P. National Oil and P. 55. Kaltenbach block 23. The following are located on blocks 36. 37 and r.v Spindl Top Heights. Hoeg-Smayne tract. a. El Paso Oil Co. b. Alamo City. c. Hayne k Brown. d. Ground Floor ame in July 31, P71 fert. e. rv.rt Wonh .l Co. , ;ra' and J - 'a Cr'J'Io. !ra O. Wye o-l Co. f :t."t 0 Co. r -t W.-rh ";! Co. -. V' C stl- in A c t L. Co. Co. Gty.tr 0;l Co. Quttn 0:1 Co. of Beaumont. I'arragh Oil Co. A ug.ut jd VTO. !pantltr Oil Co. El lltaumont. Augiut 18, 120, M. K. k T. lleatty, Augtist 15. S10. r!hf n. lU.it aili. CartwrUhl IVvel. Co. .Manhattau. A.igust 8, looS. King Oil Co . C. M. Elllnwood. ' Saratoga Oil and Pipe Line, Texas Standard. Cattlemen's August 10, 933. Texas Oil and P. L, Co. Drummer. Fort Worth. Lucky Dime. Victor. Eureka. Buffalo. Cronin. 20th Century. There are at this writing August 20 thirty one gushers In, they being given with the dates upon which they came In. Lucas, January 10, 1901. National No. 1, March 26. McFaddin No. 1, March 29. Gladys No. 1, April 3. Higgins No. 1, April 6. Gladys No. 2, April 8. Haywood No. 1, April 18. Gladys No. 3, April 28. Star and Crescent, May. 3. Gladys No. 4, May 8. r. s. I. u. V. w, X. y. . A. B. C. D. E. F. G. II. I. J. K. L. M. N. 0. P. 1. 6. S. 10. 11. 12. Heywood No. 2. May 25. McFaddin No. 3. May 26. McFaddin No. 2, May 27. Heywood No. 3, June 24. Hogg-Swayne, June 26th. Higgins No. 2, June 30. Columbia, July 11. National No. 3, July 22. Spindle Top, July 31. Ground Floor, July 31. Gladys No. 5, August 2. Yellow Pine, August 2. Cox-Josey, August 7th. Manhattan, August 8. Darragh, August 10. Cattlemen's, August 10. Alamo, August 15th. Beatty, August 15th. Export, August 16. El Beaumont, Aug. 18. National No. 4, August 19. ABANDONED AND DRY HOLES. 1. Acme Oil and Fuel Co., VeatcA survey, at 2160 feet. 2. Bayou City, Bullock, at 1800, 3. Bryan Heard, Jas. Rowe tract, at 1280. 4. Buffalo, J. Douthit, at 1400. 5. Beaumont Los Angeles at 1200. 6. Chicago Crude at 2100. 7. El Beaumont, Iowa Colony, 1600. 8. Gober, block 43, Spindle Top Heigths, 1840. 9. Garrick, lot 15, Veatch, salt wa ter, 1135. 10. German American Sabine Pass 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 25. 26. 29. 30. 31. 1497. 11. 12. 1860. 13. 14. Hillebrandt. Kiser-Kelly, block 6, Veatch, Maskamp, Bullock, 1200. McFaddin Oil & Gas Co., lot 144. Humphrey, 1500 feet. 15. McFaddin Oil & Gas Co., lot 31,. W. L. Carroll. 1600 feet. 10. Mt Cluer No. 1, Guffey Petro leum Co., 1170 feet. 17. McClner No. 2. Guffey Petro leum Co., 3 878 feet. 18. Pear Orchard, Bullock, 1300 feet. IP. Spangler. block 10, Spindle Top Heights. 1300 feet. 20. Sanger, Easley survey, 1100. 21. Stribling. block 47, Spindle Top Heights. 1510 feet. 22. Texas Western, Iowa Colony, 1513 feet. 23. Texas and Pacific, Iowa Colony 1513 feet. 24. West Texas, block 31, Bullock survey. 1327. 25. Warren. Bullock, 1200. 26. Vittebo No. 1. 660. 27. Hehait. about 2o00 feet south east of the Lucas gusher. There are probably other abandon ed wells in the field, but the Enter prise has been unable to gather the fact necessary to make any statement regarding them, the trouble being that the parties at interest either could not be found or were unwilling to furnish the information. ERRATCM. In the list of oil companies charter ed since January loth will be found the following: Howe O. Co. of Bmt.. Brat, $1.00,- Oort. This should rrad: Hon." O:! Co. of B'-aumont, $1,000,- (J. A. MEYER, REAL ESTATE AGENT. P O Box 341 Beaumont. Tex. ltl- ii larte area cf land in the State cf Tta f it.! .C T '-'TV'-!' ' ' ' . tad :i- s- .i f T ' ' -i i r r ' t V ''. Co.