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News of the Mines and Oil Fields
PORT HARTFORD
LINE NEAR END
PIPE BUILDERS RUSH WORK
TOWARD COAST
COALINGA AGENCY COMPANIES
MAKE CONNECTIONS
Several New Producers Elect to Join
Independents—Oil Is Being Stored
Along Transportation Route.
Coalinga News
COALINGA, Feb. 27.—The Producers'
Transportation company expects to
have its pipe line to Port Hartford
completed and in full operation before
March 10. The line is now laid clear
through and the pumping stations are
completed as far as Shannon, about
forty miles from the coast. Work is
being ruslied as fast as possible and
small wagers are being made as to
the date of completion, all agreeing,
however, that the line will be finished
before March 10.
In the Coalinga field tho work Is also
being rushed to connect the agency
companies with tho line. The workmen
are now connecting the companies on
section 12, 20-14, and 6, 20-15. The Pleas
ant Valley Farming company and the
Nevada Petroleum will be connected
as soon as the pipe can be laid.
The pipe lino company is now mak
ing arrangements to rush a line to the
British Consolidated as soon as its
well comes in. To reach this property
a three-mile line will have to be. laid
from the end of the present line at
the Empire. This line will have to bo
extended soon to the Twenty-two, on
section 22, 19-15.
The Producers' is now. taking oil as
fast as it can and is storing it along
the line. Only a small part of the pro
duction, however, is being moved.
File Legal Papers
Articles of incorporation of the Co
alinga Security Oil company have been
filed, with $300,000 authorized stock in
300,000 shares, and $50 subscribed by
S. V. Noble of Han Diego, H. R. Cro
zier of Coalinga, C. E. Galloway of
Hollywood, J. B. Crooks and Carl A.
Young of Coalinga.
T) c company will operate in the
southwest quarter of tho southwest
quarter of section 8. L'o-15, which was
recently purchased from the M. K. &
T. Oil company by <'. L. Morrill and
.S. V. Noble. The price said to have
been paid for the land is 12500 an acre.
A contract has been let to Mr. John
son, the rotary man, to drill tho first
well with a rotary, and it is expected
to bring it in within ninety days after
spudding. The opinion is that the
company will have to go close to 3200
feet for oil in this territory.
The Best Yet is down 750 feet in 12'&
ir.ch. Drilling has been slow for the
past two weeks, owing to the bit go
ing into a. hardshell formation.
The British Consolidated will soon
beeonifl a member of the agency. It
is understood the papers have been
signed and are now on their way from
London.
The Twenty-two Oil company will
soon become an agency member, a
committee havinp- been appointed by
the directors to have the necessary
papers made ready for signng.
The Coalinga Unity No. 2 is down
725 feet and will land tho 10-inch as
soon as a proper formation is reached.
The casing had to be pulled recently
on account of a pinched shoe.
Homestake No. 1 Is now flowing a
steady stream. No. 5 has just been tin
isheil and is being bailed out. It will
be put on the pump Monday. The der
rick is up for No. 6 and drilling will
be started as soon as It is completed.
LIBERTY MINE MAKES
THIRD GOLD STRIKE
TONOPAH, Feb. 27.—A ' new strike
has been made in the Liberty mine, ac
cording to information furnished by
Manager T. S. Carnahan. It is at h
depth of 300 feet and the. values run
about $48 a ton for three feet or more
in width.
This is the third strike of import
ance in the mine In the past throe
months and the showing in general
is more encouraging each day. This,
as with the former ones, was the mere
Kinding of ore bodies in a cross-cut
(where it was expected and proves the
continuity of the vein system to a
£ ratifying degree.
Mr.. Carnahan states that it will
mean an enlargement of the mill by
the addition of a cyanide plant and
otherwise increasing its capacity. It
has ton stamps but the mill is not in
operation, the work now consisting
of proving ore bodies which are not
stoped and hoisted.
The values 'principally arc in silver
and with the white metal back at its
normal price of $1 an ounce or more
this would mean $100 a ton for the
width of the present shoot. Concen
tration does not save a fair percent
age of these values, hence tho deter
mination to add cyanide.
SAN FRANCISCANS ORGANIZE
TO DEVELOP AT COALINGA
COALINGA, Feb. 27.—San Francis
co persons liave purchased the east
half of the southeast quarter of sec
tion 32, 18-15 from the Lomltas Oil
company, and have incorporated the
Lucky Strike Oil company to develop
it. The company is incorporated at
$500,000, in as many shares of a par
value of *1 each.
The officers and directors are as
follow*: A. H. Bango, president; J.
T. Newell, vice president; M. J. Kern,
c. A. Courtright and (1. B. Beach, sec
retary.
It is understood that the company
will proceed Immediately with the de
velopment of the property.
TOO GOOD TO GIVE AWAY
As an'indication of what the Union
oil company thinks of Its Ventura
county holdings, the "California Oil
Fields," '■'a. San Francisco publication,
In'conversation with one M its of
ficers a' few days"ago ho was asked
the question, "Why do you not develop
your Ventura county property?" he
answered the question, Yankee fash
ion, with another, "Why should wo de
velop property that we know is proven
to produce ; oil that Is worth $2.50 a
barrel to use and sell that oil in com
petition, with the 63-cent product?"
JAMES WYNKOOP
NEW OWNERS MEET
WITH DIFICULTY IN
DRAINING OLD MINE
CHLORIDE, Feb. S7.—l to the pres
ent lime but little progress has been
made in draining the Tennessee mine.
which lias been the renter of Interest la
Mohave county since Its purchase by the
Needles Mining and Smelling company
«ix weeks nK<>. Both a pump unit a skip
have lirru worked almost continuously
since that time., hut hecause of surface
waters getiinK Into the. old slopes, Nome
of which had been worked nearly to the
surface, and also considerable raving in
the shaft, only about 100 feet of the en
tire 600 feet of shaft are clear.
OLD VULTURE MINE
STRIKES RICH ORE
Ore running from $700 to $800 a ton
has just been discovered in the famous
Old Vulture mine near Wickenburg,
and the supply of this marvelously
rich ore is great, according to a re
port from Phoenix.
l<\>r tlie past two years the Vulture,
Which for years was tied up in liti
gation, has been worked by Canadian
and Boston capitalists, who have
taken out a great deal of ore. The
new strike,of rich ore was made but
recently and there is said to be
enough of it to run for a long time.
For the past two years the Vulture
ore has been worked through the old
mill, 20 of the old stamps having been
repaired and put in working order.
Now, however, a new mill with twenty
stamps, each weighing IGUO pounds, is
being erected and will be completed in
the near future. The Rand gold mine
in South Africa is the only other prop
erty in the world that hus a mill with
1500-pound stamps.
The Vulture mine was discovered by
Henry Wickenburg in the early '50s,
and up to the time it was thrown into
litigation approximately $20,000,000
were taken from it. Some of the best
mining men in the world have exam
ined the property, and are of the
opinion that the Vulture has only
been scratched, and that more money
will be taken out of it in the years
to conic than was ever thought of by
the old owners.
CANADIANS SEEK
WEST SIDE LAND
BAKERSFIELD, Feb. 27.—Charles A.
Lee of San Francisco, who Is atorney
for a syndicate of Canadian capitalists,
is here to acquire West Side oil prop
erty for the Canadians. With him is
E. P. Howard, who is also largely in
ten Bted in the syndicate.
The Canadian capitalists, who are
headed by John X. Redmond, president
of the Royal Loan and Trust company
■>f Vancouver, have already acquired
valuable holdings in the Maiicopa and
Midway fields.
Lee says much Canadian capital is
coming to this country, and most of all
to the West Side oil fields, where Can
adian interests are growing every day.
Lee is no stranger to the oil business.
He was for a long time attorney for
Charles A Fair, the San Francisco mil
lionaire, who was killed in Franco in
an automobile accident a few years
ago Fair held oil land in Fresno
county, and Lee drilled all his wells
there.
KIMBERLY OPERATORS
GUARD VALUABLE ORE
KIMBERLT, Nev., Feb. 27.—Rich
high grade lias been found in many
places in the development of the mining
claims at Kimberly.
In some instances the owners who
have found it have discreetly covered it
up and continued their work at other
points on the claims, keeping the rich
finds for the present as reserves.
Hut in the development of tho claims
of the Hill Top and Independence com
panies, where largo quantities of high
grado have been found, the work is con
tinued at those points.
As a. precaution against stealing this
ore those companies are building fences
around the points where the high grade
is found. Watchmen will be placed on
guard. _
MOJAVE RIVER PROSPECT
WILL RECEIVE ATTENTION
ELSINMOKE, Feb. 27.—The annual
meeting of the Klslnore Oil and Oaa
company was held here last week.
The directors chosen were J. A. Crane.
L, H Young, John Tlmmls, Charles
Hudson, A. (i. Keck, James Stewart
and W. C. Malojr. At the directors'
meeting which followed, James Stew
art was elected president, L. 11. Young
Vice president, J. A. Crane treasurer
and W. C. Maloy secretary.
The company was organized a year
or so ago for the purpose primarily
of developing oil on its holdings of
1200 acres of oil lands on the Mojave
river, forty miles north of San Ber
nardino. Drilling operations were
started, but the work was abandon, d
during tho, winter on account of. the
high water. The work will now be re
sumed ami T. A. Cline will leave soon
to take personal charge.
MINER BELIEVES BANNOCK
WILL TURN INTO COPPER
Frank P. Crews, a miner who Ml
formerly employed In Tonopab. and
who is known to every old-timer in
Southern Nevada, .says there are rich
pockets of (told ;it Bannock, but gives
it as his belief that eventually it Will
be a copper and silver camp, in which
ease copper will occur In large bodies,
probably low grade, al depth.
With that as the situation he does
not consider it a camp for the poor
prospector at this time, but has the
highest faith in the future Of the coun
try when capita"! takes bold of it and
furnishes money and equipment to do
that class of developing and mining.
INCORPORATE AT VISALIA
VISALIA, Feb. 27.—Articles of in
corporation of the O. R. Oil company
have been tiled here. The principal
place of business Is Vlsalia and all
interested so far are Visallans. The
company is capitalized for $500,000
With 500,000 shares at the par value
of $1 a share.
The director* are Timothy Hayes,
C. J. Oiddlngs, Milan Vuoovloh, W.
L. Kisher and J. D. Martin. Addi
tional stockliolilerH are G. R. Ander
son, B. B. Dudley, K. R. Dudley and
A. J^evis.
The company has a property near
Bakerafleld.
LOS ANGELES HERALD; MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2S, 1910.
OIL MEN FLOCK
TO BAKERSFIELD
WILL ATTEND DEBATE UPON
CLOSED DOOR POLICY
OPPOSING FACTION WOULD STOP
MOVEMENT
Unless New State of Facts Are Pre.
sented Independent Agencies Will
Refuse Admittance to Outside
Producing Companies
Many oil men arc now at Bakers
fteld, and each train brings its con
tingent for the meeting to be held
there tomorrow, The proposed closed
door policy will be fully discussed and
mi effort made to stop the movement
that would bar non-members now pro
ducing oil from entering the affiliation
at any future time.
About a month ago the Independent
agencies sent to all producers of Cali
fornia oil an invitation to the meeting
tomorrow.
Text of a part of this letter follows:
"At a meeting held January '11, 1910,
in Bakersfleld, Cal., composed of mem
bers of the. Independent Producers'
agency or Kern county and the
Coalinga Producers' agency it was de
clared that the sense of tii" meeting
was that the two agencies should
close their doors to all producers not
now affiliated except under conditions.
"First —That all companies now pro
ducing should become members <>n or
before the first day of April. 1910.
"Second —That each Individual com
pany becoming it producer subsequent
to that date should make application
before or upon the completion of its
iirst well.
"Unless a new state of facts is pre
sented, the foregoing will undoubtedly
be the action taken at a second meet
ing to be held in Bakersfleld March
1, notice of which meeting is hereby
given, and to which meeting all in
dividuals, linns and companies having
to do with the producing of California
oil are hereby invited in order ,that
the fullest opportunity be given to
all to discuss this proposition in all
its bearings, to the end that the
wisest course may be taken and that
the most nearly complete justice com
bined with the fairest possible treat
ment of all shall be attained under
such circumstances as exist."
CONSTRUCT RIG IN
THE KETTLEMEN HILLS
COALINGA, Feb. 27.—Much interest
Is now being centered in drillnig ope
ratona in tho Kettlemen hills. Braham
brothers have recently finished hand
some buildings and have lumber on
the ground for the erection of rigs.
Everything on the property is said to
be of the most substantial nature.
The Lakevlew has buildings up and
is expected to bo actively developing
the property in a short time.
The Baird Oil company, which re
cently replaced tho rig that was burned
down some time ago, is again drilling
and is down 1965 feet in 8-inch casing
and making good progress.
The Normandie Oil company is down
nearly 1800 feet, and has shut down
temporarily.
All the companies are buying their
oil from Coallnga and having it shipped
to Stratum, whence Is is hauled to the
properties.
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SAN DIEGO CAN ACCOMMODATE
UNLIMITED THOUSANDS
Climatic Conditions in Southern City
Far Superior to Those of San Francis
co Thus Making Former Ideal Place
for the Panama Exposition
SAN FRANCISCO! Fob. 24.—Speak;
of San Diego to a business man of
San Franclacq and his first retort
is, "Oh, yes; that's where they are
thinking of holding .some, sort of expo
sition in 1816." To this extent at least,
has ii penetrated the unwilling- under
standing of the, average. San Fran
ciscan that San Diego is on the map
Of California. Heretofore it lias been
the metropolitan idea that San Diego,
in "somewhere south of Tehachapl,"
contiguous to Los Angeles, and chieilyl
notable as the antipodes of Siskiyou
In the. ancient political shiboleth boast
ing of party victory from the whisper
ing sycamores of the north to the sun
kissed sands of the south—"from the
Sierra to the KL . ; i." It is something to
have forced the provincial citizen sit
ting serene, indifferent to fate, beside
his' Golden Gate, t.. acknowledge that
San Diego is capable of more than
poetical or semi-poetical expression.
Perhaps in due course this Pharisee of
Californian cities may be Induced to
admit that others are almost If not
entirely as holy as Itself.
"Hut how will San Diego handle the
multitudes that will flock to an ex
position?" asks the San Franciscan,
superior in the consciousness that his
; own city, after sixty years of steady
growth could provide sleeping accom
modations more or less adequate and
comfortable for a hundred thousand
visitors. The question, edged with a
sneer, was unfortunate in one Instance.
It was hurled across the table at
luncheon in the Bohemian club recent
ly, directed at a San Diegan who bad
mentioned the Intention of his city to
hold a Panama-California exposition in
Iliir,. The answer was immediate and
eloquent, and it afforded amusement
and edification for an audience of
merry fellows who live in Oakland,
Alameda, Berkeley, San Rafael and
San Mateo, but whose vocations call
them during their working hours to
the business district of Ban Francisco.
San Diego Equal to It
"It is true," said this loyal son of
San Diego, "that our city is not yet as
well supplied with hotels and lodging
houses as San Francisco; it is, per
haps, true also that comparatively we
are as inadequate to house a great
multitude as San Francisco would be
If forced to compete in this regard
with Chicago, or New York, or Lon
don, or any of the big cities of con
tinental Europe; but I will say that
the absurdity of such comparative ca
pacity is not as obvious as between
San Diego and San Francisco as it
would be if the parallel wero between
San Francisco and any other of the
big cities 1 have named. Further
more, I will maintain that if great ex
positions were to open tomorrow in
Sin Diego and San Francisco, the lit
tle city In the south would provide
comfortable accommodations for more
visitors than could be comfortably ac
commodated in the metropolis of San
Francisco."
The speaker paused a moment to
enjoy the incredulity of his hearers.
Fven the San Francisco business man
that sleeys in Oakland and the day
light citizen that votes In Berkeley
regarded the confident San Dlegan
with an expression betokening belief
that ho meditated a jest of some sort.
But he was serious.
"It is the common thought here in
San Francisco," be continued, "that
houses arc an absolute necessity to
the comfort of life—houses with car
pets on the floors, pictures on the
walls, steam heat in every room, run
ning water In every corner, a. janitor
on every floor, and a telephone at
every bedside.
"Of course, when your Balboa expo
sition opens in I!il3. or whenever you
decide to hold it, some of your super
ctvillzed accommodations for the mul
titude that you expect will partake of
this character, but most of those who
come to your city will be compelled to
•double up' in any sort of apartment
they can find and many of them will
pay Palace hotel prices for the privi
lege of sleeping on a cot in the cor
ridors of a cheap hotel; but even
those who fail to procure what they
are willing to pay for. will insist on
Bleeping under a solid roof within
warming distance of a heater of some
*ort It is impossible for the person
who lives in San Francisco to con
celve of anything more comfortable
In the way of sleeping accommoda
tions for their prospective visitors to
their Balboa exposition than what 1
have described; for the climatic con
ditions in this city preclude anything
"Your rains and fogs and winds drive
you into the house nearly every day In
the year; you sleep under blankets all
the 'time; you wear overcoats and
heavy wraps when you venture, upon
your Streets in the evening. Houses,
Steam heated and substantially built,
an- indeed a necessity In San Fran
cisco, and unless you provide them lor
irour visitors in 1918 or whenever you
hold your proposed exposition, thei
will go away as fast as they arrive
and find that they cannot live out o
doors in the ordinarily inclement
weather of your city."
Lour and derisive laughter greet, d
this climax of the "knocker's 1 ora
tion- but it was the laughter thai boya
affect as they hurry through a grave
yard at night. Those who listened be
gan to catch the drift of the Ban
Diegan'S discourse; they Ihk.hi to per
eelve that the man from the south was
about to urge san Diego's incompar
able climate as an inestimable asset
of the Panama-California exposition in
1916 Consequently their laughter was
not only loud, but derisive, knowing
that if Han DiegO could prove an ali
ve ir out-of-door climate he would
na ve decidedly I 1 i best of any argu
ment that might ensue.
Houses Not Necessary
"You may laugh, gentlemen," he
went on, "but if Mr. McAdee, your
local weather clerk, were here he would
not join in your laughter. He knows
I speak the truth when I say that
Sin Diego can bouse any multitude
thai may come to our city without
Including steam heat and thick wa Is
and two pairs Of thick blankets in the
accommodation. Hout*» in our climate
are more useful for other purposes than
men ly sleeping or living In them.
Every year on the coronado beach
thousands of visitors to our city live
in tents, and prefer that way of com
passing the full Joy of living- The
limit of San Diego's accommodations
for the hundreds of thousands who
will come to our exposition in 1915 will
only be reached when the t. ntmakers
go on strike for better wages in pro
portion to the demands we shall make
on them. And our experience thus far
has been that those who come to dwell
temporarily In our climate would rather
live in a tent on our beaches, under
our clear blue skies, within sound of
the suit' poll of old ocean. than sleep
cooped up within the lour walls of your
Fairmont, your St. Francis or yourl
Palace, steam heated, double blanketed
and within reach of the office telephone
that summons the bellboy with Ice
water to cool their throats after
breathing the hot air of these
luxurious and enervating hostelries.
"But of course wo will build hotels
and apartment houses and well
equipped lodging houses in the next five
years; we. expect to offer an up-to-date
city of at least 150,000 population by
I the time our exposition opens on Jan
| vary 1, 191&: but fur the vast overflow
! that will deluge us during the year wo
shall provide a tent city capable of
accommodating a hundred thousand
people, confident in the belief that the
great majority of those who come out
of the blizzard-swept east, or the
sweltering middle west, or even from
the fog wrapped bay region of Califor
nia, will delight to dwell in our tents
and prifer that healthful and invigorat
ing method of habitation to the sy
baritic luxury of steam heat and two
pairs of blankets; und we are not so
sure that those who visit us in 1915
will not pay a premium for the tent
life so superior to that which is usually
demanded for steam heated hotels and
janitor dominated apartment houses."
The San Diegan's table companions
who had come to scoff were finally con
strained to admit that the retort upon
their assumption of San Diego's in
capacity was unanswerable; provided,
of course, that it would be practicably
demonstrated. Whereupon the man
from San Diego offered the record nf
the San Diego weather service for the
past thirty years in behalf of his as
sertion that the climate of that sec
tion is an all-thc-year out-of-door
proposition.
Weather Bad in North
"San Francisco," he said, "will be
able, probably, to house all who come
to Us Balboa exposition, and the
visitors will not be Inconvenienced on
those days when the inclemency of the
weather prevents them from attending
the show. You cannot deny that there
will bo many such days, especially in
the winter months, for you must admit
the seasons here are distinctive enough
to be designated by the names they
bear in New England and other places
where they steam heat their houses
and base burn their fuel to make
themselves comfortable from October
to April. In San Diego it is quite
otherwise," he added somewhat malic
iously. "In San Diego we have no win
ter climate in the sense that other less
favored regions speak of that season,
and in truth we are seriously thinking
of advertising our so-called 'winter'
months as less desirable than our sum
mer season merely because the tourist
of the blizzardly oastern states la
tempted by the universal claim of Cali
fornia that it has a mild winter climate.
The assertion lias become monotonous,
and down in San Diego they are get
ting tired of the sameness.
"It is just as desirable that the broil
ing, sizzling, perspiring population of
the sunstruck east should escape the
deadly heat of their midsummer with
all its accompanying madness as it is
that they should get away from the
below zero weather of their mid
winter. They cannot go to Florida or
to the Riviera, for it as hot in these
fashionable and famous winter resorts
as it is in New York city or Chicago;
and they find but partial relief at the
bathing resorts of the Atlantic coast or
in the average altitude of the Adiron
dacks. Their choice in this desire,
therefore, is between Labrador and Sim
Diego; and even her most inveterate
contemners will not say that the
natural charms of San Diego are very
far superior to those of Labrador, sum
mer or winter."
Somebody at this point turned the
conversation upon the midsummer
jinks of the club, and the San Dlegan,
finding that the traditions of the club
were an insuperable obstacle to ac
ceptance of San Diego's cordial invita
tion to hold the great festival in the
Oak Groves of Descanso or Ramona,
eminently suitable for the presentation
of a beautiful Druldic theme, he plead
ed an urgent business engagement and
gracefully retired from the symposium.
DON GASPAR.
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FIELDING TO
FLY TO POLE
PEARY CHALLENGED BY SAN
ANTONIO MAN
Proposes to Spend Time and Money
on Large Dirigible with Which
to Make Dash from North.
ernmost Point
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 17.—While not
doubting that Robert J'J. Peary reached
the north pole. Dr. Frederick J. Field
ing of this city is of the opinion that
corroboratlon win be needed boforo
the world in general will recognize this
country's t hum to the discovery. What
is more, he is quite willing to dedicate
his own efforts and money to that pur
pose. Although lie has corresponded
with both the National Geographical
SOOlety and Commander Peary he has
so far made little progress toward that
end; the former has advised him that
It is fully satisfied with the
achievement of Commander Peary, and
the explorer has so far failed to even
reply to the letter of Dr. Yielding.
"I am in earnest about this tiling,"
saiil Dr. Fielding, when Interviewed on
the matter. "I have no doubt that
Commander Peary reached tin- pole,
or possibly thinks that he reached
it. While I am not fully familiar with
the instruments he used in his obser
vations I have been informed by a
number of leading scientists that the
ordinary instrument used for orienta
tion purposes would hardly prove to
he serviceable in the polar regions.
Whotlu*r this is so or not 1 am not In
a position to say, tliou.,h the men. who
have warned me to take along special
instruments in ease I should go are
above having ulterior motives.
'! am not Interested in this matter
from a controversial point of view, nor
do I look upon the proposition as a
picnic. It would cost me all of $30,000
to finance the expedition, ;us far as my
part of it goes, and while spending
this Bum would not hardship me. I cer
tainly do not want to spend it use
lessly, and niako a fool of myself l>.■•
sides. The fate of Dr. Cook has not
the slightest attraction for me. If
the National Geographical society and
possibly Commander Peary thinks this
i i |oke they are badly mistaken."
In his letter to Peary Dr. Fielding
says:
"You are probably aware some pec-
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plo are still incredulous, and in order
that every doubt of your recent expe
dition to the north pole may be com
pletely eliminated, 1 propose to take
yourself and two other scientific ob
servers to the north pole in a dirigible
balloon. This balloon will be fully
equipped for your special comfort and
R "I will build a hydrogen gas balloon
of 200,000 ■•übic feet capacity, capable
of making from fifty to seventy-five
miles per hour, and carrying at least
six passengers, including the necessary
supplies and a tank filled with hydro
gen gas to replenish the balloon at the
north pole for the return trip. The
only condition I ask is that you or
some other interested party transport
my outfit to and from the nearest
navigable point to the north polo.
"Of course nothing would be gained
by the proposed expedition unless you
could induce one or two other scien
tific observers to go, whose report on
our return would carry absolute con
fidence to the entire world. I assure
you that it is to fully corroborate your
report that I have interested myself in
th S Spe™king r of the feasibility of invad
ing^* polar regions with a dirigible
balloon. Dr. Fielding said that there
was not the slightest chance for fail-
Ur Fielding, although wealthy, still
practices medicine in this city Prom
■in- an ardent yachtman he became
one of the most n.ted aeronauts in this
country, and is now president of the
San Antonio Atm club of Texas.
FOUR YOUTHS. INCLUDING
TWINS, HELD FOR THEFTS
Police Accuse Boys, All Under 18
Yean, of Having Stolen
Many Bicycles
Willio Devote, Rudolph OonSßaleit
Frank Ward and John and Edward
Patterson, -iwin brothers, were ar
reited by Detectives Ritch and
Roberdl and hooked at the central
police station on ohargei of petty lar
<. Ny The boys, whose ages range
from 14 to 18 years, are accused of
numeroui thefts of bicycles, which
they are snid to have stolen from
•treet curb* while the owners were
away. Since the arrest of the l*di the
detectives have recovered several
bicycles.
INVENT OIL BURNER
OAKLAND, Feb. 27.—An innovation
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may revolutionize the industry is
claimed by two Oakland inventors, 11.
E. Boyrie and J. IT. Becker Of isi^ Sev
sntb Ktrcct, who assert ti\at thoy have
solved the problem of expensive mix
ture equipment by simply mixing 90
per cent of crude oil with 10 per cent
of wat.r it tut burning the mixture in
an ordinary furnace lined with lire
brick.
• Don't •Imply allow It so dM-that plan of
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