This Day in Entertainment History: Dateline… Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tom Mix Arrested!

Dateline, Albuquerque…

Moving Picture World, January 17, 1914

Yes, this is actually Tom Mix; well not actually Tom Mix, just an actual picture of Tom Mix

 

Cowboy-star, Tom Mix, mixed it up, by driving through town in the wee hours of the morning, causing as much racket as a machine gun platoon in action!

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No, the noise was not actually made by this machine gun

 

Mix had already been warned once that there were no open mufflers allowed in the city limits, but, he either disregarded the warning or forgot it.

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No, this is not the actual muffler from the Tom Mix car, but it is a picture of a car muffler from 1915

 

Regardless of why Mix was out in the middle of the night without a muffled-engine is not the point, but instead, that he was out in  the middle of the night without a proper muffler. And yes, I almost used the picture of a fur hand-muffler at the crux of this story.

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Yes, I could not resist using a picture of an actual hand-muffler after all; no this is not the actual hand-muffler that was not used

 

Still, braving the coolness of an October night and the rat-a-tat-tat of the machine-gun like staccato blasts from the Mix automobile, Albuquerque police-officer, Schutt arrested Mr. Mix.

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No, this is not the actual police-officer

 

Tom Mix remitted a $10.00 cash bond for appearance in court later in the morning; the celluloid-cowboy-hero, failed to appear and he forfeited his $10.00.

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No, this is not the actual $10.00 bill used that night by Mix, nor an actual $10.00 bill, just a picture of a 1914 $10.00 bill

 

Mr. Mix was in Albuquerque to get film of the fair and the parades for the Selig Polyscope Company, which was filming in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Originally reported by, The Evening Herald, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 12, 1915.

 

Edited, retold and illustrated by C. S. Williams

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No, not me actually illustrating, just another image to illustrate another point; this is borrowed from wikiHow

 

Well, this story was not actually illustrated by me, just some pictures that I gathered from the internet to illustrate the points of the story in a more graphic manner.

The end…

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Yes, this is actually a picture of a “The End” title card, which I am using to demonstrate the end of this article

 

Post Script: I guess after considerable thought, that none of the images used in this article are actually pictures, but are digital images, which cannot be held, folded, spindled or mutilated.

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Yes, this is a picture of an actual “Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate” warning; actually, this is another one of those images which are not real… Sorry

 

Thank you; yes, now it actually is the end…

 

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Yes, actually, this is the actual end of the article, there will be no further salutations, word-picture playing or any nonsense of any kind. Yes, even this farewell is another attempt at humor; goodbye.

 

 

 

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