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:__*_,_.' ..* --= GEORGE W. PRICE, Editor and Publisher. TRUTH IS THE WEAPON WITH WHICH WE FIGHT. Subscription, $2.00 per Year, In Advance. £ ingle copy. Vol. 46. Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss., Thursday, April 6, 1922. j No. 22. TEST WELL WILL BE DRILLED Prospects For Test Well Brightens With the Arrival of Machinery And Expert Drillers and Oil Men. With all that has been said in the columns of the Oxford Eagle, and the |7nudi talked of prospects for putting down a test oil well near Oxford, nothing has had such a re |T viving and enlivening effect on the general public around Oxford as did the arrival on Tuesday of the drill ing machinery to be used in putting down the first test well in,the Ox ford oil field. The people around town, some of them, were almost overcome with emotion, excitement ai d fervency when the news of the arrival of the oil well machinery was being, passed from mouth to mouth Tuesday morning. And it may mean the beginning of the development of one of the richest oil territories in the United States. Hixson is on record as pre dicting that a veritable lake of oil would some day be tapped in La fayette county, near Oxford. Hixson did not have the money to put down test wells, but he is due the credit for sowing the seed which may bring forth millions in wealth within our midst. Other geologists passed over the territory explored by Hix son—they stopped—exclaimed “oil here, sure.” Then many more geolo gists were called in to\. pass on the structures and indicaiaons, of oil m the Oxford territory, all of whom not only gave encouraging reports but most flattering reports of their findings—save one—the State geolo gist—who was not altogether sure that a trace of oil ever existed in our Lafayette county territory. Hartsfield, McCharen and others, men who have the courage of their conviction when it comes to a gamble on oil, have kept the atmosphere smelling like oil for the past two years, and to them too is due the credit for the arrival of gigantic machinery, cables, boilers, pumps, etc., which will be used in making an actual test. The striking of oil in this territory would mean what it has meant in El Dorado, Ark., Mexia, Texas, and other places; it Would mean an in flux of thousands of people from the four points of the United States; it would mean that Oxford would be come a city in a fortnight, and that property values in Oxford and near proven territory would jump by leaps and bounds; that buying and selling property would be an activity worth while. Homes, lands, leases would change hands possibly half dozen times a day. And the peo ple of Oxford would not have time to speak to their best friends when meeting them on the streets; the at mospheric condition would be chang ed from that placid, pleasant state to that of chaotic, excitement and fervor. But, let us wait and see what we really have before we say or do too much: let’s take an inventory of our wealth below, or beneath the soil. If we find that we have oil, then will be time enough to start on our seculative campaign. The machinery has arrived. Trucks and wagons were put to work Tues day hauling it to the 'proPose^ °il well site. The derrick was completed last week. Work will be pushed as rapidly as possible in setting up the ma chinery. A full equipment of expert oil men and drillers are in charge of erecting the rig, and no time will be lost in getting the drill started. The Eagle will publish the log of the well as it progresses, and will keep our readers posted as to the news of the oil field each week. The next day after the spudding in of the oil well, if such should be our luck, the Eagle will appear daily on the streets, instead of weekly, as now. We have the machinery and equipment for turning out an eight page daily. All we are lacking is the force of men, and we will get them, if we strike oil. We understand that the company at thfe head of the oil prospecting here has ample capital .to c^rry the work completion. This, of course means a great deal,, in wild cat ter ritory. We have not been able to 1 « learn the personnel of the company, but Mr. Kimsey, an oil expert, is directing the work here. Mr. Albert T. Woods, of Hot Springs, who is connected with a I large oil producing company, was ! in the city the early part of the week. He inspected the structure where the proposed well will be drilled. He stated that the indica tions were the best he had ever seen. In fact, he was so much in terested that he bought considerable acreage of leases, or rather interest in the leases. Now that drilling will be started next week it behooves every one who is interested in the welfare and suc cess of the project to co-operate in every, way possible with the oil com pany. No doubt difficulties will arise, and will have to be overcome, but with the whole co-operation of our people the difficulties can be easily surmounted and overcome with greater ease than without the proper co-operation. We do not know that any difficulties will as sise, but as a rule in Big undertak ings like this one, more or less dif ficulties have to be faced during the process of prospecting. Hence, we urge a whole-hearted do-operation on the part of the people of this vicinity. E. D. NICHOLS PASSED AWAY Death Came Saturday Morning After An Illness Of Several Months—Funeral Sunday. In the death of E. D. (Elley) Nichols which occurred .last Satur day morning at 4 o’clock at the home of his nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Parks on North street, Oxford and Lafayette county loses a good man and a splendid citizen. Elley, as he was commonly known, was 67 years old and had j never been married. He was a na tive citizen of this county and had made Oxford his home for the past 25 years. Cancer of the liver is said to be the cause of his death. His suffer I ings were intense for the several I past months, the last two of which he was confined to his bed. He was j congenial in disposition and had many friends in Oxford and the county. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and was a Mason. | The funeral was held at the home iof Mr. Parks Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, afte which interment was made at St. Peters cemetery, Rev. J. A. Christian, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Out of town people attending the funeral were: Miss Mattie Houston, Hat tiesburg, Miss.; Miss Gabriel Hous f/mi f**lo v'lrorJrtl A \TlfC • T T "\X mVl a1 ^ and John Nichols, Jr., of Grenada. Miss.; James Parks, Etta, Miss., all relatives of the deceased, and Mr. : Donald Ross, of Grenada, Miss, j The deceased leaves two sisters and a number of nieces and nephews. The Eagle extends condolence to the bereaved. CARD OF THANKS. ... 7 We wish to express our grateful appreciation for love and kindnesses of friends shown to E. D. Nichols and to the family during his late illness and death. MR. & MRS. J. A. PARKS, MISSES HOUSTON. Miss Mattie Houston left this morning for her home at Hatties burg, having been called to Oxford on account of the death of Mr. E. ,D. Nichols. j Rev. D. A. McCall, after a visit to Oxford left Friday for Lyon, where he has accepted the pastorate of the j Baptist church at that place. Miss Bertha Oliver, of Duck Hill, ! is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Anna Paries. ' i 666 is a prescription for Colds, j Fever and LaGrippe. It’s the most speedy remedy we know. Advertise ment. tf. t _ In the Big Chair! Ned: I proposed to Hope, but she refused me. Ted: What’s the situation now? Ned: Well, she still allows me to hope against Hope!—Wayside Tales. Fair Enough That bee you’re most abusing May yield the sweetest honey, That poet most a-musing May not be always funny!—Wav ■side Tales. TIME EXTENDED TO TAXPAYERS Emergency Measure Postpones Date Property Sales. Jackson, Miss., April 1.—An em ergency bill, supplementing the Shel Jdon bill, as published in Friday’s Commercial Appeal, was introduced I and passed today with lightning speed, extending the date for tax sales from the first Monday in April to the first Monday in May, 1922. The governor promptly signed the bill as soon as it reached him this evening, and it is now law, so that no tax sales made on the first Mon day of April will be valid. Certified copies of the Ipw were mailed out to the tax collectors this afternoon. The law applies to municipalities as well as to counties. The bill fol ows: Section 1.—Be it enacted by the legislature of the State of Missis sippi that it shall be unlawful for tax collectors of the various coun ties or municipalities of the state to sell any lands for taxes delinquent I thereon for the fiscal year of 192f| damages or costs, on the first Mon day of April, 1922, under secti^S 4326 of the Mississippi code of lPlfm but all lands advertised by them fo^ sale on the first Monday of ApriC 1922, in accordance with sec^R 14326, Mississippi code of 1906, fori such taxes, damages or costs, shall! be sold by them on the first Monday I of May, 1922, without further ad*? vertisement or notices, the sales fofc | such taxes, damages or costs, on the first Monday of April, 1822, under said section 4326, Mississippi code o£ 1906, being hereby postponed an4 continued until the first Monday of May, 1922, with the right to con tinue the sales thereafter from day ito day, not to exceed three' days, iij ! not completed on said first Monday ! of May. Section 2. That the said tax collec tors shall file all conveyances of l land sold to individuals for the taxes, damages or costs, aforesaid in the office of the clerk of the chancery j court of his county, or clerk of the municipality, as the case may be within the same length of time af ter the first Monday of May, 1922, as they would have had to so file the same after the first Monday of April, 1922, if the sale had been made on said first Monday in April, 1922. And the tax collectors of thf various counties shall file the list of lands struck off to the state at said sale for said taxes, in the offices of the clerks of the chancery courts hf their respective counties within the same length of time after the first Monday of May, 1922, as they would have so filed the same after the first Monday of April, 1922, if the sale had been made on said first Monday7 in April, 1922. The owners of each property so sold for taxes shall have the right to redeem the same within two year sfrom the day of sale as 1 now provided by law. j Section 3. That any person delin quent for said taxes shall have the i benefit of tne provisions of House ! Bill No. 415 of the Legislature of !the State of Mississippi of 1922, i and the liens for said taxes, damages or costs, shall be assigned prior to the first Monday of May, 1922, to the same extent and as fully as prior to the first Monday in April, 1922. Section 4. That House Bill No. 317 of the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, 1922, approved Feb. 1, 1922, and its provisions, are hereby continued in full force and effect to the same extent and as fully as though the same by its terms so provided, until May 1, 1922 any damages collected after March 31, 1922, and prior to the enactment to be refunded to the parties paying the same. ' Section 5. Tftiat this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage. BACHELOR CLUB ENTERTAIN. _ * Saturday evening the members of the Bachelor Club of Ole Miss were the hosts at a delightful April Fool party which they gave at their den. The invited guests were young ladies of Oxford and the University, and the chaperones were Mesdames York and Gregory and Messrs. York and Gregory. Delicious tea cakes with cotton filling, chewing gum with quinine flavor, beautiful apples sewed together with thread and am brosia and cocoanut cake was served. Y. W. C. A. AT UNIVERSITY APRIL 8 Carnival At Gymnasium Given By Co-Eds of University Saturday Night. _ The Young Women’s Christian I Association of the University has arranged to give a carnival Satur day night, April 8, at the Gym Build- j ing. This will be one of the most | interesting affairs for some time, |and it is the desire of the young! ladies of the University that as many j from Oxford and community attend! the carnival. The entertainment will be in the nature of side shows which have! been arranged, and a small admis-! sion price will be charged for each ; show. Thos£ who attend will receive : 'their money’s worth, it is said, and at the same time be aiding a good cause. | Be on hand promptly at 8 o’clock Sat ..day night. ) - JEiidT TRAMPS ARRESTED FTER QUERSOME DEATH FOUND ABOARD FREIGHT ' PJexarkana, Texas, April • 2.—Part I or a man’s skull, brains and a bloody ^ Jmlc were found on a brakebeam of • ^Cotton Belt freight train when it • ared the yards here this after ^jbon, coming from the north. Mem _ ~ c ,_.a:_ vj. wiv v.i v vi vjiv ovvuvn vi fhe train, arriving later, reported Jnding the body of the man near ,Spirit Lake, in Lafayette county, Arkansas. The body was taken jack to Lewisville, Ark., where an Examination indicated that the man’s hands bad been tied and that he had been thrown from the train. In one i of the vecketr was an identification [card bearing the name of L. G. Henshaw. The clothes bore the name of a Tulsa, Oklahoma, clothier. Eight tramps on the first section of the train were arrested here, and are being held in the Texarkana, Ark., city jail, pending an investiga tion. One of these men had a black eye, indicating that he had been in a "hand-to-hand fight. ON THE ROAD TO ROMANY You have heard the far lands call ing— You are wedded to the trail, There’s brine in your blood When the tides are aflood— And the trade winds Sre wooing the sail. A star burns low in the westing, It beckons you out of the night— To the dream far away. Where the typhoons at* play Kiss the bellowing seas so white. But under the arms of the sheltering oak The rustic cottage stands— And someone there sighs When the dim daylight dies, For the touch of the gypsy hands. —Chart Pitt in Wayside Tales. Not Yet. Ho: Is this free verse? Hum: No, only fugitive.—W’ay side Tales. * VITALITY! VITALITY! VITALITY! You Must Have It to Keep Your Job, Your Friends, Your Happiness Thousands of thoughtless people needlessly let themselves run down in health. The day comes when, with a terrible shock, they suddenly realize that they are permanently broken in health. For your own sake keep well. If you feel weak or run down or do not sleep well or are nervous and have a poor color, don’t wait until it is too late. Gude’s Pep to-Mangan taken with your meals for a few weeks will restore your good health, , give you renewed strength and vitality for your daily work. The healthy life is the only happy life—-do not let it slip from you. For thirty years Gude’s Pep to-Mangan has been helping people who were run-down back to good health., It was made famous by the medical profession. Sold by drug gists in both liquid and tablet form. (Adrertiaffnent.) OLE MISS VS. ILLINOIS SATURDAY Much Interest Manifested, In Com-J ing Baseball Season—Great Crowd Expected Saturday—Baseball Schedule. i Don’t miss this game for it will be one of the best of the entire schedule. Illinois has always had one of the strong©; t teams in the Middle West and this year’s team will be as strong if not stronger j than the years before. Ole Miss has a stronger team than ever and expects to take this game from the Illinois Varsity. This is the first of twelve home games for Ole Miss and the people Of Oxford and nearby towns will have a chance to see some of the best teams in the West and _ South this spring. Season tickets are on sale for i these games and visitors from out of town will be able to secure them at the gate Saturday. The season ticket for the twelve games will be five dollars and admission for single! games will be one dollar so be sure \ to secure a season ticket. lhe home schedule is as follows: University jof Illinois—April 8. University of Florirla-^-April 12th and 13th. University of Wisconsin—April j 14th. Union University—April 28th and 29th. Louisiana State University—May 5th and 6th. Millsaps College—May ^ 11th and 12th. " A. & M. College—May 19t?Nv and j 20th. The Illinois game will be called*1 at 3:30 P. M. The demand for Tanlac has broken all world’s records. Over Twenty Million bottles have been sold since it was placed on the market six years ago. Rowland Drug Company. 1—Advertisement. EASTERN STAR ENTERTAIN. Mrs. Mary H. Stigler. of Lexing ton, Miss., Grand Worthy Matron, was guest of the Oxford 0. E. S. Wednesday evening. After the work was demonstrated a verv interesting talk was made by Mrs. Stigler, af-i ter which refreshments was served. DORCAS CIRCLE MEETS. j Mrs. Jeff Cook was hostess for the Dorcas Circle Monday after noon. A delightful social hour Was sent with games and other amuse ments, after which delightful re freshments were served. k FIST FIGHT IN HOUSE Representative Collins and Editor Sullens Come to Blows. Jackson, Miss., April 3.—A lively ietto occurred in the House of Repre sentatives today between Representa ;ive Jeff Collins, of Jones County, and Frederick Sullens, editor of the Jackson Daily News. The fight oc surred, it is alleged, over an article ;hat appeared in the News criticiz ing action of the faction that opposed the adoption of the report of the spe cial committee investigating charges preferred by Gov. Russell against the fire insurance companies. Collins Struck the first blow, according to Sullens. Several more blows were said to have been exchanged before outsiders could interfere. Take Tanlac and eat three square meals a day. Rowland Drug Com pany. Advertisement. NOTED EDUCATOR DIES. J. R. Preston Prominent in Mississippi School Affairs Many Years. Jackson, Miss., April 3.—Hon. J. R. Preston, former superintendent of Education of Mississippi for many years died here today at his home on Morningside Avenue. He had been in ill-health for some weeks ard his death was not unexpected. M'\ Fres ton was a native of Virginia but ca ne to Mississippi in early life. He 1 as recognized as among the foremost ed ucators of the state and was one of its best loved citizens. The funeial will be held from the First Presbyterian Church at 11 aic'ock Tuesday morning. The active pall-bearers are Dunbar Rowland, Chalmers Alexander, Julian Alexand er, S. N. Thomas, Nesbit Benson, F. M. West and Edward Freeman. The honorary pall-bearers are R. H. Thompson, Theo. D. Bratton, Stone Deavours, J. W. Provine, George J. Leftwich, J. M. White, trustees of the department of archives and his tory. W. H. Potter, Edgar Wilson, W. Q.‘ Cole, Oscar Newton, W. C. Wells, W. N. Cheney, B. L. Culley, S. H. McLean, H. R. Shands, R. H. Henry. R. E. Hines, J. B. Stirling, A. G. Watkins, G. T. Gillespie, W. W. Stone, W. L. Hemingway, W. R. Wright, C. C. Emory, A. B. Sojourn er. Don’t blame anybody but yourself if your nights are made miserable by indigestion. You failed to take Tanlac. Rowland Drug Company.—> Advertisement. „ ' s » I l < I ' . K? *• •' - - r * ' • rj. -v-. !' " •: ‘