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SPECIAL OIL EDITION.
ntetptise. jAKalf & Torncy Hay J. 3. Oordon & Co. Telephone 8. .HEAUMONT. TEXAS. FIJI DAY, JANUAKY, IO 11)02. 0. tt8H. VOL. 5. KCOTTON Seed MEALS K $1.50 per 100 lb. fj J. S. Oordon & Co. g r- OIL SUPPLY CANNOT BE MEASURED. Tlie Russia! Field lias tken Quihinj a Quarter of VmtUici'mn Venrlv. a century anu invioa.- Tho attention of the Enterprise baa Lido Id auotlHT Diii..-r iu this city in which the writer attempts to estimate tho probable sup- uly or amount or oil uudor Spiudlc Tut' ' As the same paper which pub- iuhi-.i this estimate, a short time uievhuisly published a repon 'ureesure on Spindle Top was dorreif- .U.if tln 'lng so rapidly lhat the well would Uvwexu bo puinpod in a short time, 'this article which entiimstes tbnt there I are only a lew mlllon barrels of oil ' uuder SpuJlo Top la not surprising", The Enterprise took the trouble to ex- .t nhniit the do- pose tne iaitu irj.. . ... uriilltil nCceS- treaseil pressure, wi." - Bitate pumping in a short time aau It s noteworthy that almost four mouths have passed and that no one Is pumping yet. The Enterprise does Lt nma as authority ou oil but it does claim that it is absurd for any one to attempt to estmate uie v"- mm petroleum oeit exieuus ireui urc able supply of oil In he Beaumont Black Setl to the Baku field a dis fleld In the first place the area of o( 720 miles and stretches the field baa not been determined and 1011 the Caspian Sea as a subma in the second place no one knowB what rllll, ranKe to the Balkan mountains. If the depth of oil sand is. Again it U ltl u-u u u not absurd to suppose probably true that there Ib aa much that tne Beaumont field is connected oil under what is known as Spindletop tn Jennings on one side and Som as there was before the Lucas gusher and Saraoga ou the other, and astonished the world. if this is the ease it Is not absurd 10 In order that our readers may be muke any kind of an estimate on tlie enlightened as to this estimate we orobable production. The Baku field (mote that part which measures the ,n eeven yoars to and Including l!S!) oil uuder Spindle op. ' ,. ip th niek in the Beau- A ICfiaiuo ,uont field, however, it is probable tuat all these estimates are too low. Its texture is porous in the extreme, it is not unlikely even that it may con tain cavities of no inconsiderable ex tent From ull data at nand; U probable tho average saturation, for the field as a whole, will approximate 24 per cent. Any estimate of the oil already drawn from the hill must of necessity be an approximation. A rnmrli computation oil marketed, wasted in gushing, and now in tank ageplaces the amount at 3,000,000 barrels. With a saturation of 24 per cent, 598.50.000 cubic feet of oil hearing rock in tlie hill would contain 149,737.500 cubic feet of petroleum, which at 551 cubic foot to the band gives a total of 26,691,000 barrels. At 20 cents per barrel the value oi this product when extracted would total lO.SSS.l'oO. It will be seen that the amount is . i.nhl (.Ut i TllJlt I'd but its value is lift Ukiljr '.nu.... - also fixed. Very naturally these tig- ..,., Bho.-kinir to the average in- vestor In Beaumoat oil stocks for it t-as wpjj fjmJ t)u si,of ueIiru around peiidiinre of capital to hajide a large wants daily news from the Beaumont Baku field, In Russia, where tlin larg i.. f.o itu. J. M. Guffey com- LIJ TJ ... -- -- pany cannot hope to get bacK any where near the amount it has invest ed, even if It got all the oil. to say nothing of the Iliggins. Heywood and others. As the Guffey company ha decided to increase its refinery to ten times its present capacity it is fair to infer that these genth nu n who man age its business and are familiar with the oil history of the world, do not share the opinion of tnis esumawi tiiat -here are only 20,000.000 barrels of oil to be had from the Beaumont oU field A we have said before. , o,i t.. ha not b!en di-termined and it will take a long time i. Jetermine the reachable d-ptli ol ..ii r. tho anticlinal which forniA this f ld That there is aa ar.U.lit.a has In-b amply dnnonstraUKl and there is ..M-i n'aaun to believe that it is very i l ,,p rmos Russian field at Baku. Hectnt teaU of the Jrill in this new that th" anticline n th nortn- .J.. .1.1 nf t, fiold is at 1-ast for ty five degree. The same rock for- n(t only tOUg our coast but along all ground in the United States. One mation found on the Hogg Swayne ne ef the world, you get but while insp-f-ting a SpfndMop in tract at a depth of 7i0 fe4 is found m iKht suggestion of the possibilities company with this gentleman the Run on the Smith tract at a depth or 1010 Uje future holds In ftore for this sian field was discussed and in answer f. The deprree of the anUtline was produrt wju only be dalt with to the qu.-8ioo if be thonglit that the At AMtmDf IT irs- rock vn which was drilled out V I ui in boe 3-jdgement we bar. oor.fi V-nc-ray that it l impose!W to fn'' the pno.ahle amoact of oil in Oils n4J tor. inai-mu'h si all the well, bsve U--n gTjbrv th- fwturatJon of -.e ;i axl tinder p;nille Top 1 riat as It tu Wf aty of the ! wm taV-n o-Tt for tl-re i a prvjr ilat i fi:'re t, ar,d wt kt ti Tjows - TVs nen.f fa-1 era l T- ar-r i -it,"iai03 r" j. o -a n -1st 'he -v".,- s j-" C'I't-i. f"'in hit i ij that tliut J tin only field nMau a paruJIul 10 Ue wheh fur- UeillllllOlU flt.j. We undent our rcuJer two views or the nntieiiuai 111 me kus an field ain w know Uiut it U me opinlou ot v!ry conservative and e. ptMien.ed oil men that this and lh..- I... 1... I. ..lit.. If uuu nuiu um iu..u this be tiuo then the absurdity of an csiliuaie iuise ir hinall is m um-c .1. mi.nt. These drawings are uil.11 lrom volume un. 01 lViroieum .111,1 ju I'rodiK W, by Dr. Hovt-rioii K. il wood, oi" London, who runus uiihjii thu world's authorities on putrobo.m. i.iir,. iliiu rii.1,1 the uniall urodilciu t..rrlti.i'V i,f lln. H:llftl Ill-Ill llllft hl't'Il Ku proliiI iliat Urei-e has been Utile in ct,ntiVe to explore outside territory, The greatest producing u-rrltwy at Baku, comprises about four square mili)tli t,ut Dr. Redwood says that lhere Ja ample evidence to show mat to 1899 produced over 4S3.0OtJ.0U0 bar rels of oil. We have uot received the figures for 11)00 but the Oil City Derrick says thai the production will lie greater this year than it was lasc Id 1889 the production was 5, 409. 3.17 iiaj;rels ;vhli. in 1SH9 it was C4 205 0f.3. barrels which shows that tne tient was not decreasing in prod net Ion . Of this latter amount ol,33,.F4o barrels were bailed which may give some comfort tothose who are worrying about the decrease in presure on Spin dle Top. We are not aware as to the experience of the gentlemen who lias slaked his reputation that there are only 2iJ,000,000 barrels of oil under Spindle Top but we do know some men of experience who do not share his opinion. One of the first oil men of iote to reach Beaumont after strik- ing the Lucas gusher was Mayor Sam- ml Jones of Toledo, better known as C-olden Rule Jones." In October Mr. Jones again visited Beaumont. anJ in reviewing the situatou in an , , , address said "1 was in Beaumont last januarv the second day after the Lu- Caucasus Railway) Anticlinal tu worM and , gave an iut(!r-U.w to ,he newBpapers in which.-while not ,.IailnIn(, to ,w a prophet-I outlined ... . .., ,h r. lure al)out , lt ai)Hmrs to bo today , jj n, of r,H.ent developments. , first ..jace that noihing tJian an wxmn o oil wuIlJ ,iro. Jllce sucn a wn as Lueas. i.. ,,,. 0ii u uu DroDosition, a W( nronOHitom en rou look at g u p -nJ uk gphii.-al h , (f th,. product to account, its .r.i,.i,lll,r . r,h all the roarketh. Inu-l Hg-utly. when it Is d-alt with frotn this standpoint The effurs of mm-. ' the ne.sDem of tlie eocntry to blittle Beaumont wells y publish ing false reports nbout -llin'x pro-.liK-tioa. setn 'li.MUb a'jd i-irile tt stjy m si ho Vnoin tb r -a' 7 I r i - r I " I Am mo queen of bheu wim oi the piy ui. spiuuiiuou mm tiuu.u m.u glories of Solomon. that the half bad ho I raiUiicd that there U a grout never been told. so I bellovo tliut the iupply of oli that in being turn. shod naif hns never ben told about tlie tbero unkh the suuio an in the IMs Beaumont well." Hero Is the opln- mau llel.l. llow long will the jjm.lu . im. of un experienced oil inuu who flow, in mu.ther uucstlou that uiuuy tici'ln" own well nor stock and uk nud no 0110 tun auswer. hut uulit who ban viewed the situation from au we cau find Borne guidance liotu the int1;rl nnd unprejudiced stand- Russian field In prcsuiuiug that the pjii.1. In our oil edition of August loudiilous in the two tied aro alike. 20th our leading artlolo waa on the It must ho remembeied that the car Vimtion of the prohahlo supply of oil ler of the Russian gushers were en 111 the Beaumont fielJ. The genth Urel unmanageable, to uuoto Dr. Red man who wrote It Ik ono or tho expert wooJ and resulted In immense , i.,.niirt in the imulov of ono of the waste, millions of barrels being lost. companies who has Invested mil- Hons in U10 field. In that article he said: "There Is no way to determine Ixw far below tin cap rock the hot 1. ti. nt i)m nil limlv nuiv be. Possibly ( ,( ,() fwt nnd pos8l,)y ,noro. Fills Rentleinan has no reason for giv- ti ; iM'.ythlnr ';ii an Imnehi opinion. !i. 11110: li'-r column will be found un u!.i-i'- by Mr. Arnold N-wnmti, who vi M) i-i n.-idi'iul.le exp-rU'iicy la Ihe Iliiicpenn I'leM ut:d he (lo.s not hesi tate to cxiri ss 1 ue opinion .hat the r.iiiiMiuiiit ami KuksIuii flel.lH are al ficst exactly alike. Follow inu' Ik part of H letter wrill 'li by Capt. K. M. Brown, a gentleman who has hud much expeneure in the eastern oil ilelds and who views Spiudlutop irom a scieiniflo stajiU- polnt. Capt. Brown was asked . oy Frv8ldl.ut Orflhom 01 the Texas Oil and l'ijje Line Co. or which Capi. Brown is Held manager to give an opinion as to the permanenc of tho production of Clio Beaumont field. tn...., ,.Viop fhiiiira hp Hfll.l. "I COll- sider It a fair presumption that the whole 300 acres under Spindletop will be found to be substantially alike in yielding large oil wells, a though it is true that some are and w 11 be much l,.r..ui. thn nt hers, doubtless owiua larger than others, doubtless owing to the varying diameter and different degrees of the density of the oil rock. I am strongly of the opinion that the phenomena of production from Spin dletop can be accounted for only In the tnt.Pry that the plateiiu forms the oni iine of the crater of a great subterrane an volcano. This opinion is jus'ified by the following; faeis. First the temperature of the well is S3 F. Second, the abundant presence of erysttolied sulphur found in every well. Third. 1 he excoriated condition ot the crystallised limestone which car ries the oil in he.ivy saturation. Fourth, the abundant, supplly of pure sulphuric acid gas which is unlike any hydro carbon gas 1 have ever seen, and enn only be likened to th breuth of a living volcano and which is almost immediately fatal to all forms of life. Under these conditions auy estmate of the permanenc of th-i production must be based upon the longevity of a volcano, a thing no man can more than conjecture. Capt. Brown closed by recommending to Pres. Graham that he need have no ,,..i, ,... i ,.,,u,v nil nwmsarv ex- and Perin Agit HillPy black !ine.. The broken lines Indlr Baku Field. Between Puta (Trans-ire oil sand below 1.400 feet. Th. it bel.eved bv and lasting production from this field, Another gentleman whose name we do not feel at liberty to quote, has had manv vears conn.-otion with the Stan dard Oil company and who Is lamilisr wKn ootn tne ituxman uu 1 . . . .... . . I .1... A n.rl. can field, has expressed tlie opmon that the Beaumont and the Russian fields are very similar. After his first visit ui Beauiuont h.. afterwards a!d that Spindlop be producing oil for fifty year ana he afterward sad that Spndletop w mn-hans the most valuable FPt of oil which was produced irom m nuf sian field was sll under tlie sman known territoty he said. -No. there I x- cTat maintains sat'ira'f-d wlft oi! nuppiylng R i-nin fl-!d ion I'tanMy." While ,- as ot rrepar 1 irlrnn'-e a ' vi The Russian gusncr wus sirucu in July, 1873. In 1S77 a well was sirui-K uuu waa cuppvu, uuu continuous supply until JSbJ. we have failed 10 Hud any record In Dr. Uedwood'a work, which shows that any of tho Kiissinu wells have been us great as tlie best Spindletop wells, iliotiv-h tl.cy have been or much larg.-r dlmiiel- r. We think Unit we have here pro-luced evidence that .shows the futility of attempting to estimate Die proi);it:oii that the Hmiiiiuoiu field i:J ciipalde of and that the prob iibllitiert ji-e that 20.OOli.UtKt barrels urs "ou.' a drop in the bucket." T tlie mlr'l of the writer the fact tba the J. M. Unffey company lire prepur lng to enlarge the capiteity of th'o refinery to such tremendous propor Hons nud that Mr. J. S Cullinan will Uf'ieailr Ull uunillVBn iu ku v . .1 1... . . t ... .. In T"-.t im.nnl instead reason of t)i-sieana is sufficient X wlo have invested wny tnofle wno nave budiwi in tlif lUnnniont field should not wor .-y over the probable early exhaustion it lh(; fiehl. These men are most ex I-erienced and the most conservative H.u ..! K..utr.oi In ll.tc ivilintrv " .v. ' ' am: wmw uiey naveu i ui uieu.m w iiieHj'iirt ne area and saturation 01 j h ar(J JPln J uop e plenly fo, L,,, ' L H' mai mei e is pu my 10. on. 1 . .1 In concluding this ar- ti'iie 10 come. tide we wish it distinctly understood that It was not writen for he pu -pose of booming oil stocks. It must be plan, however that such article i 10, vi have referred to. makiug it up- pear that there is only a small amount oi oil ia the Beaumont field must work an ir jn ,f in thnpe ai") are t-jins to spire luel users with confidence that there is an ample supply of oil for all needs. Tlie returns to investors must largely depend upon a great o.ian'.ity of this oil being used as fuel and as long as the supply is in doubt it mtiKi largely be restricted to thos" who can make long time contracts for oil All The Oil News. The Beaumont HnterprJ.se is the only paper published which attempts to aivn all tlie oil news of the Beau- mont field. It is THE ONLY PA PICK IX BEAUMONT which publishes tl e daily oil shipments. Ml other -tap rs which publish tlie oil shipments their figures from Vtie Entcrpr'-i.-. The news in The Enterprise Is con servative and reliable. Our daily tdl- tion should be read bv everv one bo oil Held for we have fae.nm r gathering news posseted by no oU.e. paper iu Il.aumont or elsewhere. invite at. lnvtIgatiou o. Uiese slate mentv The Wkly Huterprise wili 1...... ...... ...... ..I it ...... ..t.K' H'llltt Vl.tlP n-- juu jtm-.i ...... newa once a hK. ir.tr speiiai oi. eilition of Augtist 20th Rhoiild lie read by every ou who antj to know any- thing about Beaumont oil or rii. This special edition should t reaa Dy tveryooay. wur o, m pv monin. weemy si.w per year; JlUon August 20lh 10 cent; tbl edition costs postpaid. Mr. Arnold Newman, who i-ontrib-jte, an article t- our rv-nl oil edi tion, offers his (riiii to thos who wish Information about Bajmont oil "oni3h. l-tter T it.uiry will W promptly ani-td at a rasonhe ha:ge Me is .iiiifit :c iw j,-v., m !s f srij e,fr, j. t, r . iaaf ajstaMa'aa r " - i L3 I The Beaumont 9 wwvComparcu Willi ..The U fed B ARNOLD (The writer of this article. Mr. Ar- olJ x0whiun. came direct from Rus- tiA t0 ul.ttumollt) uftc-r ho leurued of the great strike here. He has made tion :n the lieauiiiont Held Is not a a careful study of this Hold and his pnzzle to tho experh uced oil man observations coupled with his expert- from the Knropeou Held. Tho oil Held euce In Kouniania and Kussla entitle of Itoumnnla. Drauaeuusa, Cawpiun his opinion to respectful ronsldera- (wh-re the great Koiiutr.nian gushoin tion. I'.d.) are) T(l j.a. liiisiauuri and Ut.ica are lieu Aklba once said that everything situated in a line aiioiu one aud 0110 had already happened, meaning that half milis apart. The proven oil Held there was nothing new; but were Hun at Cuminim is oil the south tide of Aklba here now and should behold the town and In order to di leimiuo the spectacle of a man under Spindle ir the field had a parallel anticline, Top meanuriug the oil area with a well wus sunk 011 tho lonh side of tape line, he would say "here is some- town with spleudid results, as great thing new." A few days ago I read gushers were fouud. The Beaumont an article in a local paper which If Held is alwnit on a lino with Vlntou believed would not only work a grt and Jennings on one side aud Sour injury to the Beaumont- oil Indusliry Lake and Saratoga ao tho othor anrt but to oil Interests In general. In and I am satisfied that Spindletop la fact it Is impossible to estimate the not an independent pool but has a con ... , Darm 8,"'n an ar"CI cun ally when read by inexperienced peo- pie. 10 a man experiewceu iu me on business the article only occaaions nitv mul ridicule. In his article Mr. v bovb that th Ttmiiiniont oil nro- UUCCIT OU1Y UttYB i lew Ulllliuu uai- . ... . M 1 1 1 I . .in morp no less which can be - - intion fi-nm fh h nil nnol." as ne cans uiv:u uvui uiju wh m lt anu the well owners "will have , hurry to see who can get the j most out of the bowl before it is all gone. Mr. X says that the oil strata under Spindle Top is only fifty-five feet thick, while as a, matter of fact it few days at;o some one bored slxty- six feet into the oil sand and there was not the'slightest evidence to show that the bottom of the oil sand had hen rrahl at thir lor'h . DrF ' ' seem possible that fiich experienced oil men as those who control the Oufi'ey, lliggius, National and Hey wood companies would Invest the hundreds of thousands of dollars Miey )aVo invested, if it were at all prob- aide lhat there is only a needle full" of oil beneath "Th read- Spindle Top. as .Mr. X estimates? 1 have been here since last May, coming directly from Russia's great oil fields, and In this time I believe that 1 have been able to carefully study condition? here and have been able to form a i-onservatlvo opinion as to the future nrosnects of this field. 1 believe that it is only a question or time when the Beaumont field will be extended some direction, which is only a matter of reachable depth, and I draw my conclusions from my expe- rieme in the European fields. In the Petroleum Bearing sand down to 1,400 some expetienced oil men to be like the et fiowilig e!ls have been developed, there haf Imh-h a few wells around Vhirh no oil has been wtrwk for a distance of four or five hundred feet. In Baicoiu, Rounianla, at depth of 1H0 fist, a gn-at fountain of oil strie-k, but imiiiiil.at'iy around it no nil has lcen struck at that depth and at a distance "f S"0 feet away it was nnwury to drill Z0 fit to itrike BEAUMONT IS HEALTHY. We are frequently a-kxl alioiit tiie bealth if Beaumont and many peopl- imayiiM- that our city i atojt ih triosi unhealthy p!a in the world The wriN-r was Imrn and raied in tho S'lril nd has only lired In Ia i fiH-fit fve yeat.. hnt in t.t 'lm h and his mife lrh have -n)-'el 11- ter ti!th than the) mr Lad in tj t-taie h- tame frm. It Is tr that ts f " iite here, t.tft what oti- i ,-v tfT.I I' r -t)'- II it.'.! 5)g.. fL. j kTv-i-t Field European Field gj MWYIAV the same oil siralu This place In situated on a prairie very much ilka tlie luiul at Sp.mlle Top. The situa- rl,K .H. ,,.- Ia I luva just mentioned. The drilling so far i.noa . ...n utnan Dniln nl uwuc iuu.ws v . . . and then It runs longitudinal lor some distance. I have no doubt that other anticlinala can De rouua ue- twecn Braumont and Saratoga ana Jennings and that oil can be found .v...,. . t...n at. a rcuciiuuie uuuui. i ui-hdo iu - - the Strlhling well, near the Kansaa City Southern track, tht Oober dry, .,.,. a,...,x t,ih .i--. mn well and tho Southern Pacific dry well on the west side of Spindlo Top, also sear tlie Southern Pacific track, would have been producers nt or near the lepth of frdm glOO to 3000 feet. C further bc'lpVe that a parallel antl- ' tlinal will ,b.i found near Uosedale, which probbly crosses under the Ne- 1 fhtmirtvfr.CH'Jta eroatert quantity t-ni :oil:is found In sand instead of rock. , That this is true Is evidenced by the great KiiHsinn, Roumanian and Beau- ' mont gushers, as the same Baud Is b he found in Itoumnnla and Russia aa in the Beaumont field, only it is in, greater nunnlity in the former field. It is said- lhat some people are afraid of this oil on account of sulphur. All oils carry sulphur but In somo It 1 only apparent, by analysis. Mr. X predicts that the Beuumont oil tlcJUl will .soon he exhausted. Every expe rienced man knows that tlie same amount of oil daily cannot be taken from the same well forever. As a rule when tne output or a wen is e-, riotisly depreciated, especially in Mm European field, the experiences on man knows how to Increase tlie pro duction by cleaning fhe well, which is many times choked by caving 'or plugging iii the casing. The oldest feet indicated Beaumont fn-ld. tii-l'ls in kouiuatiia are thofie of Ho lonti mihI Mo. nihil, which have been ;n.,iu, oil- i'nr loi1y-s vi n years and are' Mill producing. Hie same Is tru of many fidd In 2allah, Auatrla. I have reason to Ix-lieve that the Beau mont nil ti.-l'l. hlch Is producing le.irli great iiiautity of oil today, mi!! lY.fitlnue this pnxlurtioa unto tin- third generation. i,k the m hool umiit th) mill fM-f n" a.ii Ii !tJi children of Beao ks bright, band hndrea as tan bs fmd n)ln-re. Ia at some of th jKLple hn re ln and rained hens ;f you msnt f le-r wrfe-t specimens 'f ihi' manbxud. The deaca raU j very low in Baurooot and If those .ht from the N'rtli aill bo J anf-i! f l,eir diet and drink wafr ku the iin.n.er time that haa beea tfher t'. led or Altered they jirobaMy jViy a r"r4 bea'tb hers '" ' he-re e'se. -k-e'ul rtfliy o i' ; our op lii-ti Cess tf"'o" H V ea'at-'-aey id n Ea f't'd. w'' rtw:Ty tr.