Tulsa Daily World (Tulsa, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 269, Ed. 1 Sunday, August 12, 1906 Page: 3 of 8
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STORY OF THE GREAT GLENN OIL POOL
The Wonder of the Oil World Discovered By Two Tulsa Prospectors of Cool Nerve
In no line of business have more
fortunes been made and lost in
double-quick time than in the oil fluid.
From the time oil was tint discover-
ed till the present old line operator!
have ever been in search of new ter-
ritory in hopes of adding -to or re-
trieving a fortune.
There is a fascination to the busi-
ness which like the charms of old
liquor holds one a slave ill its
The story of the discovery of the
Glenn pool now the- wonder of the
oil world as frequently has been said
reads more like a romance than a
narrative of a fact.
When oil was first found in the
Creek nation as far back as 1901'
there immediately came a regular
army of prospectors to whom the
new field oH'ered prospects which an
old territory could not hold out.
Among those who came was Rob-
rt Galbreath. lie had been living
in Okluhomn City vhcre he was as-
sociated with one of the largest real
estate firms in Oklahoma. Although
leases could not be secured or ap-
proved at that time Mr. fialbrealh
began casting about with the view
of getting a line on some territory
which he could snap up when Uncle
Sam cut the red tape which blocked
the development of this oil field until
Among the properties which at-
tracted the eyes of the Oklalioma
prospector was a tract of land ten
miles due south of Red Fork which
now includes the celebrated Glenn al-
lotment and lease. Mr. Galbreath
reckoned rightly that the oil strata
in the Creek nation field ran due
north and south and every piece of
property he prospected is punctured
"with great natural producing" wells
The.Clenn and other leases in the
Glenn- pool were not regularly taken
until iearly in 1905. The Galbreath
Colcord & Jones company liad. prao-
tiically drilled out their leases in the
Ked Fork field. Already some of the
wells were Weakening and with oil
at fock bottom prices none were
money getters so to speak. There-
upon this company of which Mr. Gal-
breath was the moving spirit came to
"the conclusion that a new field must
be had and the Glenn lease and
others adjoining were taken in con-
When Bob Galbreath attempted to
organize a company to develop the
Robert Galbreath and Frank Chesley.
Glenn field he met with diflleulty. He
was called wildcatter and his rose-
ate story that oil would surely be
found in paying quantities wu laugh-
ed at by experienced oil men. How-
ever Frank Chesley was induced to
put up bis experience and the little
nivalis at his command along with
that of Mr. Galbraith and on Novem
ber 22 last the hopes of the two men
were more than realized. The Glenn
No. 1 was in and spurting oil like
a great geyser throwiug its mountain-
ous stream of hot water.
One after another great wells were
brnugh in until to-day the company
which besides Galbreath and Chesley
includes among others Charles F.
Colcord of Oklahoma City and
Muyor John 0. Mitchell of tins city
has 24 naturally producing wells
whose average production is estimat-
ed at 500 barrels daily. I'ntil the com-
I'l 'lion of the Standard's pipe lines
winch gives tile field running capa-
city equn! to any other with the
possibility of nil production being
handled . t an early date wells were
drilled tc Glenn sand then cased as
the indivn. inl tankage was totally
inadequate 1 care for the output.
Now that ti e pipe line is open" with
the Jenks trnk farm partially com-
pleted and an eight inch pipe line
laid to the Menu pool operations
in the Glenn field will tuke on re-
newed activity and the colony clus-
tered about the pool a good sized
village in number bids fair to in-
Robert Galbreath and associates
estimate their holdings as worth mil-
lions of dollars. Other companies
have good properties and are making
money but some of the leases taken
since the Glenn pool was opened are
in litigation with the. outcome un-
Many of the lessors have also prof-
ited ' wonderfully '. and -have great
wealth coming their way.. Mrs. Ida
Glenn- the original lessor fa practi-
cally worth a million of dollars and
others -such as Edith Durant Joseph
Berryhill and Looney Love Berryhill
are making big money. At the sale
of minor leases mnde by Judge Sulz-
baeher last June the Durant lease
brought $10800 which is the largest
bonus ever paid for an oil lease in
the Mid-Continent territory.
The following speech was delivered
by Mr. Galbreath at the christening
of the Standard 's pipe line last Tues
THE TOMAHAWK STATE IS ONE WHERE NATURE HAS SHOWERED HER GREAT BLESSINGS. AN ABUNDANCE OF COAL GAS
AND OIL BENEATH; A FERTILE SOIL ABOVE; MYRIADS OF RUNNING STREAMS AND CRYSTAL SPRINGS; A COUNTRY THAT
PRODUCES COTTON WHEAT CORN POTATOES OATS RYE WITHOUT A FAILURE IN THIRTY YEARS; WHERE THE AVERAGE
RAINFALL IS THIRTY-SIX INCHES; WHERE THE STOCK GRAZE THE YEAR ROUND; WHERE THE POOR OF YESTERDAY ARE
THE RICH TO-DAY AND THE RICH ARE THE RICHER TO-MORROW; DESTINED TO BE THE GARDEN SPOT OF AMERICA. DO
NOT DELAY BUT COME OR WRITE NOW. A NOTARY PUBLIC AND ATTORNEY IN THE OFFICE. SEND FOR ILLUSTRATED
READING MATTER CONCERNING THIS GREAT COMMONWEALTH. FORTUNE AND GOOD HEALTH AWAIT YOU.
THE OLDEST REAL ESTATE FIRM IN THE CITY.
OUR MOTTO IS FAIR AND SQUARE DEALING. WE BUY AND SELL FARM AND CITY PROPERTY. WRITE US IF YOU ARE
THINGINO OF COMING TO THIS COUNTRY. WE WILL GLADLY FURNISH YOU ALL POSSIBLE INFORMATION. IF YOU ARE
LOOKING FOR A HOME OR BUSINESS OPENING WE WILL GLADLY ASSIST IN LOCATING YOU- IF YOU HAVE MONEY TO LOAN
WE CAN GET YOU EIGHT PER CENT. TITLES PERFECT. GILT EDGED SECURITY.
LARGEST LIST OF PROPERTY OF ANY IN THE TWO TERRITORIES. WE ARE HANDLING FIVE BIG ADDITIONS THE PRICES
RANGING FROM $75 TO $500 PER LOT. THEY WILL DOUBLE YOUR MONEY IN NINETY DAYS. WE WILL SELL YOU A LOT AND
LOAN YOU THE MONEY TO BUILD WITH. NO DELAY AND YOU GET ALL YOU BORROW. EVERY ONE DESIRING INFORMA-
TION CONCERNING THIS RICH COUNTRY WILL DO WELL TO DROP US A LINE FOR WE WILL SURE MAKE YOU MONEY.
First National Bank
Farmers' National Bank
Union Vrut Company "
City National Bank
Bank of Commerce.
"The motionless noiseless con
veyor of oil is ready for action. Now
for the test.
"With the breaking of this bottle
of wine we christen you 'The
Southwestern (Terminus) Standard
"This starts you from the wonder
of the present age; Creek Nation
your parentage. On up through
Osage to Kansas you go. In the oily
old Standard's stand. A portion of
thirty-nine's best turned into Neo-
dasha's refinery for first tost. On
to Kansas City you go with strang-
ers wondering' 'how come you sot'
On to Whiting Indiana's refluery
you trend thence to Tidewuter's
edge where Uncle Henry Rogers is
in command contending with old
Russia Kngland Germany and Ja-
pan. Says Uncle Henry to those old
chaps 'Glenn Crude is on the mar-
ket and something for 'yees' to fear
"Iii'lependent are we. Corporate
power you be. So no more cut in
Johnnie we don't see il that way.
"On this occasion with great
pleasure I announce the early de-
velopment of the Glenn pool and
parties connected therewith. The
drilling and contracting firm of Gal-
breath & Chesley bears the distinc-
tion of the 'Pioneer Operators of the
Glenn Pool' and are partners in
more extensive holdings in proven
oil territory than any other firm or
company in the field.
"Mr. Charles F. Colcord a pio-
neer and '80er' of Oklahoma is one
of my associates in the enrly oil de-
velopment of the Creek Nation. Our
first 'oil discovery was in the Red
Fork field. Mr. Colcord is also my
second active associate holding large
oil and gas interests in both the Red
Fork and the Glenn Pool. The firm
of Galbreath & Colcord .are in con-
trol of the most extensive gas pro-
duction in the Creek Nation. Mr.
Colcord has an air of independence
which makes one admire him.
"The Galbreath Oil & Gas Com-
pany is an organization composed of
experienced oil men -and men who
have been factors in the ' develop-
ment of not only the oil interests in
the Indian Territory but all of the
various resources of what is soon to
be the new state of Oklahoma.
"This company was the successful
bidder at the June 1906 bidding of
minor oil and gas mining leases con
TO THE 'LAND .'OF
ducted by Judge Sulzbaeher'e eourt
at Sspulpa I T. to the extent of
940000 out of 170000 in lease that
were disposed of at this sale com
peting with oil producers from aver;
important Held in the United States.
"John 0. Mitchell mayor of the
City of Tulsa and a native of South
west Missouri who has recently ac
quired valuable holdings of oil and
gas leases in the Glenn pool is a
prince of good fellows and is mak
ing the City of Tulsa an excellent
"I desire to say on behalf of the
Prairie Oil & Gas Company's offi
cers and employees t hut they are
gentlemen of the highest type. They
are mechanics artists and diplomats
well trained in the art of fair dealing.-
'Mr. Robert J. Glenn to whom is
due treat credit is an untiring work
er and has ben instrumental in con
junction with myself i it paving the
way tor the discovery of the greatest
oil field of the present ape the
(lleen Pool. Mr. Glenn is one of the
most popular lessors in the Mid-Continent
'In conclusion I congratulate the
new state of Oklahoma on her many
developed and undeveloped natural
resources and advantages being a
field for the young and old alike es-
pecially for the young man who is
ener-etic and sets his mark in a prac-
tical way and labors t'aithfnlly to
that end. This proposition is also
extended to the ladies."
riCNIC AT I.03T CITY.
Under the Auspices of Hookers and
Tuesday Lost CityTuIsa's new plea-
sure resort will be formally opened by
pleasure will forally be poned will)
a grand picnic given by the Hoosier
and Buckeye Clubs of this city. These
people ore hospitable to a worthy de-
gree and an invitation is extended
to all ho so desire whether natives
of these two grout states or not to
take a hand and enjoy a few hours of
recreation at this bcuuli'ful anil ro-
Tho train will leave at three o'clock
in the afternoon via the A. V. & W.
returning reach the city about 8:.10 in
Come with well filled baskets. "Ma-
ture has presented a feust for the eye
in the exquisite carvings of the great
ledges and with plenty of good things
for the inner roan nothing will be
lacking to make this occasion one of
long and very interesting remem-
brance. The fare for the round trip will be
twenty-five cents. . ' ' '
MAIN LINE FLOUR IS THE BEST
MUSIC CHANGED TO HYMN.
Robert Boehmeo Collapses Walls Di-
rectnif Concert in Forest Park.
St. Louis August 10 Robert Boeh
men of 1643 Texas avenue eader
of tho mutary band which has been
giving concerts In Forest park foil
to the floor of the hand stand from
a heart stroke while direct ing the
band in a selection from the Yankee
Consul about 9 o'clock last night.
The band played on in order to keep
the crowd quiet. Hochmen was lifted
off the stand and placed in an auto
mobile und taken to St. Luke's hos-
pital. He died on the way.
Meanwhile the musicians thinking
their leader had only fainted ttnitth-
ed the Yankee Consul selection and
in order to keep the crowd calm im
mediately commenced playing from
the opera Lucia. Before this was fin-
ished however a message arrived
and without stopping the music' the
men were told that-: Hoehmun was
The men paused quickly and with
one accord began playing ' Nearer
My Und. to Thee." When this w
concluded tho musicians nose am'
announced that their Idler was
dead. The concert came to an end
with the annouticcmr.t.
Baxter wants to sell you a refrig-
erator at cost.
Tried to Butt Train.
St. Louis Mo. Aug. 11. Gottlieb
Krunss of "()!) South Second street
St. Louis was taken to tho Granite
hospital shortly after 7 o'clock yes-
terday morning unconscious from a
fractured skull and other bruises
caused by n Bluff lino freight train
at Edwnrdsvillu crossing Madison
county III. yesterday morning.
Kranss had been digging potatoes
for a farmer near the crossing. lie
was paid otT Saturday night and has
since been sending money rather
freely. Persons who claim to have
seen the accident stato that Krauss
said he would "butt the train off the
When in need of a RELIABLE
UNDERTAKER phone day 93
night 191-600. 7-20-tf
Off to the Encampment.
Col. K. Culkins and a party of vet-
erans left last night for Minneapolis
to attend tho national encampment of
the Grand Army of the Republic. Ov-
er forty years have pasesd since
the close of this great strife and the
ranks of those both blue and gray who
participated are rapidly thinning. It
is but a question of perhaps a decade
until the greuter number will have
crossed the Great Divide.
IN TULSA'S CHURCHES
Services tomorrow at which strangers In the city are welcome.
The doors of the Lord's House are ever open.
The Methodist Episcopal Church.
(Boulder and 6th.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m.
Close meeting at 13 m.
Junior league at 3 p. m.
Epworth league at 7 p. m.
Preaching at 8 p. m.
Young People ' meeting Tuesday at
8 p. m.
Prayer meeting Thursday at 8 p.
You will find a most cordial wel
O. W. MARTIN Pastor.
M. E. Church South.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m.
North Side Sunday school at 9:15
Preaching at 11 a. in. .
Junior League 2:110 p. m.
Senior League 7:00 p. m.
i 'leaching at 8 p. m. by the pastor.
Prayer meeting Wednesday even-
ing at 8 o'clock.
I'.verybody is invited
J. II. BALL Pastor.
Comer of Fourth and Boston. Sun-
day school at 9:45 a. m. Preaching by
pastor at 11 a. m. Christian Endea-
vor at 7 p. m. Preaching by the pas-
tor at 7:45. Prayer meeting on Wed-
nesday evening at 7:55.
C. W. KERR. Pastor.
REV. SWEET TO LECTURE.
Prohibition Secretary to Speak in Tul
sa Monday and Tuesday.
Rev. E. M. Sweet secretary of the
Church Federation for Prohibition in
Oklahoma will lecture in the M. E.
church Monday and Tuesday evenings.
"The Making of a Stato" is tho sub-
ject of the lecture Monday night. This
lecture is essentially a prohibition lec-
ture. The admission is free.
On Tuesday evening he will lec-
ture on "A Trip to Washington." A
charge of 25 cents will be made for
this lecture in order to defray the ex-
pense of the former lecture. It is
said that Rev. Sweet has a choice lot
of illustrations which he uses in his
Services the first and third Sundays
of each month. ' Mass at 8 and 10:30.
On second and fifth Sundays there
are no services. Meeting of members
of Apodlleship of Prayer on first
Sunday at 7:30 p. m. Meeting of la-
dies of Altar Society on third Sunday
after the first Mass.
Tho Christian Science- services will
be held in room No. 9 Rosenfleld
building at 11 o'clock.
Between First and Second on Cin-
cinnati Sunday school 9:45 a. m.;
preaching 11 a. m.; Young People's
meeting 7 p. m.; preaching 8 p. m.;
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening.
Strangers welcome. All are invited.
John B. Youngblood pastor reeiisn'
Everybody and especially strang-
ers cordiullv invited.
J. B. YOUNGBLOOD Pastor.
Thee Kilkenny Cats in Church.
Such iH the sermon topic of Rev.
Randolph Cook in the Christian
church tomorrow morning lit eleven
o'clock. The public are cordially in-
vited to be present. All other ser-
vices as usual.
"Baxter sells carpets.
Will Have Flower Show.
Special to the World.
Chickusha I. T.' August 10. The
In.lw.u P tint Methodist church have
just announced that they will give a
general llower show in mis cuy me
tlth 7th and 8th of November. This "
will be the second annual show and
will be an even of considerable in-
terest as Chickusha has many lovers
of flowers who cultivate extensively."
If you have kidney and bladder
trouble and do not use Foley's Kid-
ney Cure you have only yourself to
blame for results for it esitively
cures all forms of kidaey and bind-.
dor diseases. Getman Drug Co.
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