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EE ALMOST DAILY ENTERPRISE.
Ill jIt I THAT NOW CELEBRATEO PUR CHASE ON SPINDLE TOP HEIGHTS. of to U ii4uiy iotk Mr. Sne !md a Lin j(i Ituur iit winch 10 tlM the milium, i1'. and J.e did it. Geo, M. Stnon & Co, of New Vok. ul i s f 5o,ox and Mr, Swayne and In fiind in J't. Worth taking ihe oilirr ha'f million. .Matter une rocking u ' t i c n-ccly when -tut was tiled atiaeking the lisle t ) I fu7 3Jf40 ir the K'ur.h the vlje of coal, or cue-ihita' waius. The acid attack ccru-n ub- distant about 5 niilei. of liui if n:-irou. Jt w nearly p stance pit.nu in the o.l and is iise't Th: wa in iiil. at whtcu iim tbfr . . .. .: ...... Of tl.ct val aua: ul;.v.!t ic w.ii.oui yruacht4 m 'ue ly petroleum, uiir a partly decompose!, giving ott u.piiurcu uauiu u p.t-ctdtm iu the history oi" the turner! oil of t;4 V-toej. nd exceeded ad. a :roiig Lleaching agent. in.Iu.try. o.t and mineral contrbuud b , Uy Hart. loU' 71-' After forty In e minute or wore of f.'j.ufojio in and liKj.Jt in I1'" ou,a urP agnation with the acid, the coiiiem of 2.5U0 men were iu Ihe business. 14. a jfi n of M.VWJ lor ihe )rr; i,057;3JO in lAj; secondary products. f7J7JO,iS :n I'joo am) $04416979 in team over the jout)iei country aud the ort wagon trail ii ever wa given man to look upon. Teamster charged t-igbi do!- the vanrd clay yroducu-Uick. tile, vvo .u ... ... . ... i... '"r- uar"'1 ror U and .1. Mr rv.fr. It. I in t heir tula . ... . 0UiebmB like en- Cev. Hogg Adviied th Selling Small Tracts to those Who Wanted Oil. Pipe Line to Port Arthur. The Jli'KK Swayiiu syndicate I That has bcn a combination to con jure for about 90 day, fiov. injects to the use of the term "synd cate' ihe .r.'rrty. Thi fri!iiciu4 S.vcmn Jt!Ji uhi!c the value t.f mcialj tmclttd & Co. off and tliry viihdrew from the 1Jf rt,illr(j fo, Qie martrial wa deal, which fe! through. fujaw in lyo and $70471 540 in Thru Mr. Swayne look iii the nutter iKoj. j) ilte gro .uli of value i.f .iinhae i.f ihe 1) acrr. and worked ,.re included certain duplications a lianl on it. The amount of money in- tho-.e of the muii;aueie and iril ore ovrd ill the deal wm enormous and an u-rd in mukini; ferro-inangunrte and pii- unheard of fmure for miimprovrd prop. jr(, . ,e, j making almmnuin erty in thu part of the world. I'rien U ;i,i4 uliim; coal ued in making coke; ..f Mr. Pae approarhrd fjov. 1IkiI who I,a. ued in making white and rrd lead told thrni, "you can't finre me in on ,,. lithaixr. and a few other dui.lica- uondrriul .'hdiiL'e has taken nlace: the llllr il.at .. f.nr lrpf oiiti.ut of unlil . . tB iJ ....... , ' iravv .-nlorril ill otioreil oil 11 now a . . .... .ui ...ch is the fact. The production of ' ' ' .' . .; , . ,,.loreice " mn Pyeriui appeau iiu,cn- . . . . . . . brilliant, water Willie, klislltly lluorecent . avurd Hnanelal asslstan.ut for f.1- na a markti vaaic 01 omy , . . ... . . ....... . - , liu.l.l n .tone H. !ed at ' 'JU'q x"y . " . . ''"takinir and the line was laid, eon- Iver 570 (jo. HimtiiDig $41,400,500 !at year, (ither pr.Hlucts of importance in l'o .-4.iU..-W. a... uuu short tons of proc.ded for ,t. and the kcro,c,.e ts aBa.n the eouptry aeros, which lt w laid in.', valued at $10,870,'. I'nginrer'ng and M II I'l! Juiirnal. which is found ihe black lude acid, suung of east hon. wrotiKht Iron and containiiig the impurities of tlic oil. The t opper pipe pieced together and fol sludge acid is drawn off into the tank lowing the contour of the surface of agitated with Mt'phuric acid, and then The oil was fej into It from u tank thoroughly wahed with water, first ly located on the hillalde und the line percolation and thcu by agitation with leaked oil at every joint. As a levolu- KKFINJW Oil A',er ,hi aKr I,a btl" w"1'' tiaiibpoitUm oil it was a buc- o, ,V,rr ,!,. hun.lrr.1 ....Teren, Jn. the agitation ,, repeated w it). mecuameu, euori It wa8 " - - .... I :l lilt jlogg anything mde-i Jim Svsayn. is in it .j,.,,,, ,ie ttl,le amounting in Ljoo to ufu products are obtained from petro- emilie oJa' an(, f,nally wa,cr ' aKain eniac'e the "syndi- n"'" l,,re fritn,,s "f Mr- ,'''K(? Sti".;'.' and iu 8. to Sqj.jKiaii. h um. chiefly by distillation. Most of ncd to remove the soda. The kerosene b It wan enougn. however. to tfuniBters who saw com- ate" as applied to him,clf ami his aso- J" Mr- S;vane a"J nffrre' ,0 Drd.u-.i.ig these amounts and also the the lubricating oils are prepared from the 'c' " 8C ,a,'k4' orj.' 0poly and ao ,hey pulled the line up" .. . . 111 with him anil line, iiouc. and a com- . ..i.... ,.; .1 1. . 1 ..... 1 1 . . ... tank cars or barrels, for immediate dii- ... . r . ciatcs. lie says tliry are not a oynai- . " ..... .. o.v . io.i.B.i uir, ... ...... i.rrttitT u.tnn.ii um, some 01 which, m- .... , uroke tne east iron pipe, bent the- cate- that outride himself and Jm. ,,n"i,,M ftf ,n,frfu wa4 etteclr'1 wl,uh a fl"J w refined here the net value d.-d. conies fixim earth in condition tribution; or it is sealed in tm cans for wrousht ,,.on ppe 0(,t of a Bbap Swayne the others arc "et al." "Kt al" retilte. in the "IIoKR-Swayne" et al f the mineral industry of the lnited fo immediate ue. The Jighter crude export. On an average, seventy barrels and choppf the ,.opp(.r pIpe fll ot'. sounds belter to a man w h i has .eeu an Thi, cmh nati.m effected the compro- States was $i.i.M.474-'jKj in lYt and ods are th.ve which furnish tno-t of the of 'l'"'i'1K oil are produced from a noIeg hundred barrels of Pensylvania or Ohio I'nderterred by threats HuUhiugs,. crude oil. At least a liunurcd varieties wn0 p,.0Ved to be a pretty lonfibead of lamp oil arc produced by the Standard ed chap, tried to get assistance to build! Oil Company, mainly to provide high another line. After months of endeav priccd and low- priced oils to conform to or and rebuff be succeeded In getting: the laws of different states. All of these the financial assistance and re-con-would be calcd indiscriminately "kcro- structed bis pipe line, this time of" sene" by the general public, but they are better material. The pipe was laid very different in apeparattec and quality, 'n trench and covered so that teame and as to safety in use. Only the best wouIu Pass oyer It and not knock it. grades of kerosene are popular in the aPa,t- 11 worked better than the first: United States, and practically all the J'ne because It was better constructed cheaper yellowish o.ls are sent to E.- and loaked, ,ess- So enr8e( dl the- rope, where the element of first cost to "amfCT' at utchlnS . . , , his pipe line that several of them beat . the consumer .. of more importance. the lnventor almQst tQ The coke p.tch, petroleum tar or res.- moshed the Une flg compl &g duum. as it is variously styled, forms a they had ,u predece88ori B(jt tMs Um. very important part of Pennsylvania and the pipe ,ine had come tQ 8ay fop Jd Ohio petroleum, worth almost as much m5 another was completed and the in dollars and cents, as all the other pro- prit.e Df transporting petroleum feP: ducts put together, though it forms but from $8.00 a barrel to $1.00. ten per cent of the whole. It is redis- . tilled, yielding a light oil which is used AUTOCRATIC TOOL DRESSER, as a fuel, and a heavy oil which requires In the early sixties the tool dresser further treatment. was an autocrat. His work consisted This "heavy distillate" is known as jn keeping the drilling tools sharp and I paraffin oil. When it is subjected to in condition for work. His wages ran-- cold and pressure crystalline paraffin Se1 from " t0 ?12 per day and he' nPi: r -1 WOllId not rlo i liflf et Timt-lr oKmii- t-l. wax separates trom it. leaving an on " "l " luc from which many -of the best lubricants welL He dressed t00,s and cussed the are made. Paraffin wax is one of the nutocrauc poses than any other product. It is sold as "crude." "semi-refined." or "refined." ON THE NECHES RIVER AT BEAU MONT. ANCHORED IN 40 FEET OF WATER. octupus hunter half his life, and lieaus mi.,c of all suits against the famous 15 $1, 055,162,006 in 1899, therefore amouiH- Ex-Gov. Jas. S. Hogg. Kx-Scnator acres worthy of notice, and Hogg- ed to $07.31.2,010, or y.J per cent. James M. Swayne, of Fort Worth Swayne et al became the owners of The chief item of our great mineral W. T. Campbell of Lampasas, vic-pres- blocks 36, 37 and 38. Spindle Top, for production in value and economic idem of the Citizens National Hank of what was stated al ihe li' "e the iun of importance was coal, the production of Beaumont. A. S. Fisher, of Georgetown ,,ix hundred thousand i!'.!ars. This w Inch in 1900 was JO.S.3 15,431 short tons, and Judge K. E. Brooks, of Georgetown, property was deeded to Air. Swayne as mi increase of j6..'I0,O44 tons or 0 per All these gentlemen are pleasant to look trustee. cent over 1899. The value of upon and equally pleasing to know The first idea of the owners ui blocks this production at the mines Gov. Hogg and -Mr. Campbell are the 30. 37 and 38 was to develop it, but the was $ jjj.5j1.530, or JS per cent of the heavy weights of the quintette, while ., atus of desirable properly on Spindle net total. To this may be added the Messrs. Swayne, Fisher and Brooks Top was such that Gov, 1 logg counselled coke made, which reached a total of collectively would not come within 100 selling off 10 acres iu lots to suit, basing 10.jo6.994 short tons, valued at $50,- pounds of the aggregate weight of his opinion on the theory that there Messrs. Hogg and Campbell. would be any number of dusters found The dead weight of the combination ff the hill and that oil companies then in the "altogether," is close on to uoo would want a piece of property in the Bounds, bcimr an average of J40 pounds proven district. At that time the hold- per man. The way the now famous Spindle Top Heights 15 acre deal came about was this: Senator Swayne, of Ft. Worth, heller known as "J mi Swayne." had lus eye on blocks jo. j7 and j. Spindle lop, soon -T-'.ojo. Pig-iron was second in order of val ues, as well as in economic importance. The total in 1900 was 13.533.J65 long tons, or, including J55.977 tons of spieg- ers of land on and surrounding Spindle eleisen and ferro-manganese. a total of Top would not sell at any price and U.789.-'4-' tons, with an approximate so when ihe I logg-Sw aync people an- v:''e of $J7j. 1 10.3JJ. It is these two pounced that they would sell in lots to products, coal and iron, which we pro duce more abundantly and cheaply tlian any other country in the world, that are giving the United States the economic .111 tlia tfml .1 .......m. XI . 1 most valuable of all the products of pc- , , . . . the sun was too hot he was known to tro eiun, and it is used for more pur- . . " .. .. have compelled his em Dover to ho rii an umbrella over him for protection, against the sun's rnvs. t. fh.it time. Probably most ot it is consumed by the tfte (l.iler was jn th(j attitde o g, manufacturers of candles, with the ma- contractor who was afraid his men, kers of parlor matches and wax tapers woia strike on him and ruin his bus--illuminating media. occupying second place. The final resi- iness, and so he swallowed his wrath. The distilling aparatus consists ot an je !eft in h. M is slill ookc- am, made t)(? )ost flf u u ,s djffcr iron cylinder or a "cheese box" tank the purst form of artificially prepared ent now. into which, at the largest refineries, the carbon, used in the manufacture of clec- . crude oil is delivered direct from the trie light pencils. pipe lilies. Heat is communicated by Vaseline, cosnioline. petrolatum, or pe- coils of steam pipe within the still. Ihe troleum jelly all these names denote vapors pass out ot the cylinder tnrougii practically one and the same tl.mg-are q iqq ganns q cru(k petro a coil of wrought iron pipe immersed m amorphous paraffin wax. which is widely ,ciim wi yje(J gal,ons q ilun)inating. colU waier aim inus are couueuseu. 1 lie useu py pnariniieisis a.:u in oie ails. 1 lie lighest oils, the napthas. pass over at methods of preparing it are kept more 1 1 ..11. ....,,,1 m .... 1 ...... 1 1 1. i... 0 a iow lempei aiuii.. .0111 an.- .iun.u v.. i.-s i.ni. i.m uivj ui.jjv.hu ujuu g.,ons 0 residuum run into a receiver until a ceriam uegree laci uiai w iien tne rc.siiiuuiii omaiueu of specific gravity has been reached, by evaporating petroleum in a vacuum which depends upon the kind of kero- is filtered through bone black, the result . ... . .I., . 1 . : . 1 : .1. 11 ...1.... ...! 1. senc to ne oi.tamea. men tne neat is .s a o.ou yeuow su,.s,a.,ee w iik 11 .s ob,.lincd ,-,., tco b.irei.!s of Ventura., increased, and tile product, which is il- not affected by acids, is almost free from fJ;,:forn;a fuc oi luminaling or lamp oil. is directed into a odor, and is semi solid at ordinary tern- M$ of ri.lsol;nc degrees; second receiver, wliile tne niacu. pasty pci amies. CALIFORNIA KEROSENE. The Government Bureau of Statistics in its Bulletin No. 11 states that dis- oil. 11 gallons of gasoline, benzine or naptha. 3 gallons of lubricant oil and 1C and loss. This- means a calculation based on the Appala chian petroleum. , The following results were actually suit there was a scramble to get in. Two and one half acres sold for Sjoo.ooo cash, that being the biggest sale made. substance left behind is the coke pitch or residuum. The uneondcnsahle gas is led back to the furnaces and used as fuel. The naptha contains gasoline, three FIRST PIPE UXE. The Idea of a Redheaded Genius Who Hailed from Maine. The first Pipe line used for eonvey- . .- o . . .1. after the National Oil and Pipe l.mc ' 1,1 ' "'' ' last March. The 'eas on v development v o. tor .sO,- M Page of """ '"'sli. and one twenty lourtlt ot an acre was bought by Judge Brooks and Company well came in property belonged to J. .M. Page, I .fiU Dl'tOU 11. Mr. Swavnc wanted it, , , ., I . ilnt associates of Georgetown for $15,000. believeuig then as he lias cvci siilve tu.ii :, .1 , ...... ,...,. neiroleiiui in this ''"''e-c are samples of the prices paid m il IIIVIL l..s ...J ...... - , .. " .. : 11 1... 1 1 ... . t...i .trill li some SCIIOH 11 ni'iiiu i.v iwiimt .0 ....... v.. 4 there than anywhere cNe. l'or all he won't admit it. it is believed that he sat up late at mglit imng t.i master the tediniil and actual dilieiciuc between anticlines. yiicl.pe. niopoclmes. centro cbni s iti.iquacersa!s and other t range and oiitiandish f.iiinatioiis whic'i lie feared prght be bmied ..n Spindle Top K.i:' m Apr ! it rumored that K.s Gov. Junes S ll.'CC was ."lis del K pu'iMlg oil .1 deal 11 it.il e-'.lle II Bi.i'. tia county, u eaiio"!' wMi s Mt'c New N'oikiis l.. I loci: ttcn' :n 1 ;. W.imIi and pt evaded t:.p Mi. Swavne ;.. Br 1 "t .1 n :o -. 'i.iv. .1 I.n I. .it ;'' pr !"'! I ':i :V . v d-'w ' Mr Sw.iV'ie pievalid up M ' 11CJ 4 bbls. of benzine 63 degree? 2j bbls. of kerosene 45 degrees 21 bbls. of crude gasoline. .. .28 degrees 10 bbles of light lubricant . .. .26 degrees 18 bbls of neutral oil 23 degrees 5 bbls. of lubricant stock 14 degrees 11 bbls. of asphaltuni, 250 lbs. each. 5 bbls. of waste. Notwithstanding that the people oS 10 . at H-1.6 drur e Si Sn v f.r v ' ro .1 ri T lie w s; :h ivi'i 1 P.. I 1 v :il -ame. it - iv 1. t instances, although much less has be. n paid for lots not so desirably locat ed. ftcr the purchase of the property from Mr. Pane was made it was found thai Giiffcv kV Galey had a sort of lease 011 iie gas and mineral rights on blocks ,V. 37 and j8. but it was I.mely drawn. .ntpioniise was made as the v.il d tv of the lease was que-t onabY. Saiu' -i al aci'''"l 'o pay mer a !innp -inn t. get tiutTev & Ga'ey out ;l e v.i. :!ie latter linn to complete . I ;itii nei t.i lloyg Svvavne et al '.lie n.'I :li :i Ivi'i: (Hired and which came 1 lin j""'i. a .n.ni Kit re! prodiii c r. I'! e Toe a. ie. wln.il lli'Ci: Sn.ii'H i t .1' 'e-.tv.-d l"i deve'-'pr. lit. w !' '-i tnad.' to prodii..- an lumn pnsi'ii" 1 ", - '" C ."I M'H-k .!. ' t'lt .i."r - II. j .--o.h! ati. X.v. leadership of the world, and will enable grades 01 iienzme ami mucn low giaue jng oj, wag ,he work of a Vankee the nation to hold that place. kerosene, which are separated from one name(j Hutehings who had drifted from In point of value copper comes third on another by redistillation. The illutm- Saecarappa. Maine, to the Pennsylva- llie list, its production last year being nating oils pass from the stills to tanks nla oij fields. Hutehings, who was a the United States and Californians es xx1.S3j.505 pounds, with a value of called "agitator-." where they are thor- ,.P,i healed little runt, believed that pe- pccially, have been taught that California $07,755,440. The increase over 1800 was oughly treated with Mtlphuric acid, or troleum could be made to flow by gray- produces a fuel oil only, there is not A comparatively small. "il of vitrol. under the influence of a ity from the oil field near and at doubt in the minds of those who are best Gold holds only the fifth place, with a strong blast of air. which stirs the oil Shamburg, to the Humbolt refinery, informed that California produces, re total value of $78,159,674 less than one- violently and gives the name to the ap- then recently built near Oil Creek and fines and burns her own kerosene. I Iv. f 1 1 V ': 1 . :i v da'e 1 - 1 apa, . I -vr-4" - ;- I s Y IV T . !"p'. "1 ii ' - - Arux mum- ck:-.. 553 w- - i i ' FEDERAL BL ILDlNCV, EEt"OMT.