The annual banquet of the King's Daughters was held at the beautiful home of Mrs. E. A. Holsworth on the evening of January 21. In spite of the norther, a large crowd attended and all reported a fine time.
The King's Daughters will have their next regular meeting at the home of Mrs. Heck.
Mrs. C. Vick and children moved
Mrs. J. M. Spence came down from Buckeye Wednesday for the King's Daughters' banquet.
Miss Stella Yeatts of this town
and Mr. Abel Pierce of Palacios were united in marriage on Wednesday,
Janaury 21, at the
Mr. Victor Brasfield came in
last week with a special car from
Miss Janie Yeatts accompanied
her sister to
Mr. A. J. Couch's baby is very sick with pneumonia.
Mr. Wilkinson has been grading the roads and just finished the day before the wet norther came.
Jack Holsworth is having the Hurd Land Office torn down and will move it out to his farm east of town, where he expects to build a barn of it.
The Literary Society held quite an interesting program last Friday at the school building.
J. V. Brasfield, who recently made a sale of 13,5000 acres of land in the Collegeport section of Matagorda County, was a business visitor to Bay City yesterday and while here dropped in at The Tribune office.
He said the land in question had been bought by a Northern syndicate and will be developed, primarily for agriculture, although one of the main reasons for the purchase is a future search for oil and minerals in that part of the country.
Mr. Brasfield says that competent geologists have investigated the fields lately, one spending as much as two weeks making a survey. These geologists have issued very favorable reports on the country, and upon these reports developments will ensue.
Mr. Brasfield was looking for derrick builders while here, so, from this, it is reasonable to suppose that operations are not far off.
Matagorda County Tribune, January 30, 1920
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Mr. A. J. Couch left Friday on a
business trip to
Mr. Terrell M. McLaud was called home to the bedside of his grandmother, who is not expected to live.
Mr. Mason S. Holsworth was in
Mr. J. V. Brasfield and a party
of men from
Jack Holsworth is erecting a bungalow on his farm east of Collegeport.
Mr. Matt Pierce, who has been in
Mr. Bacon, who purchased the Smith hardware store and cottage is spending several days in town.
Mrs. Houghton and son and Mr.
Ben Hill have moved into the Miller house. Mrs. Houghton and brother,
Ben Hill, are the daughter and son of "Uncle Charlie" Hill,
who returned a few weeks ago from
Miss Margaret Holsworth was in
Mr. H. A. Clapp left last
The Literary Society held an interesting program at the school house Friday afternoon.
The King's Daughters will meet with Mrs. Nelson on March 17.
The Collegeport exhibit took place in the high school building at Collegeport last Saturday night at which a large number of people were in attendance.
Interesting talks were made by Judge W. S. Holman and Mr. H. A. Clapp. The teachers and students gave an additional entertainment under the auspices and direction of the Collegeport School Literary Society.
An ardent endeavor will be made to retain the services of the present teacher, Miss Margaret Holsworth. Miss Holsworth's services have proven highly satisfactory and the patrons of the Collegeport school are doing all they can to have her continue in charge of the school.
The J. V. Brasfield No. 1 deep test oil well, now drilling near Collegeport, lying only a few miles west of the famous sulphur field of the Gulf Sulphur Co., and south of the Markham oil fields, both in this county, is down to a depth of 3,000 feet with all arrangements being made to carry it to 4,000 feet if necessary.
According to Mr. Brasfield, the
formation in this well is exactly the same as encountered in all deep
wells in the coastal oil belt throughout the gulf coast section, and
especially similar to the 3,570-foot well at
As a further evidence of the encouragement entertained by Mr. Brasfield and associates their success, so far, is backed by the very favorable geological report of Prof. S. J. Hatch, of Kansas City, who has been successful throughout oil regions and particularly so in the coast country. Prof. Hatch previously recommended, strongly, the test now being made at Collegeport.
Mr. Brasfield appears to be confident that big production will be found in this well.
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