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