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NEWS OF THE MINES AND THE OIL FIELDS
COMPLETION OF PRODUCERS PIPE LINE OPENS MARKET INDEPENDENT OILMEN NOW HAVE OUTLET AS BUYERS AND SELLERS OF PETROLEUM Combination Bringing Transportation Company to Initial Success is Unique as Only Instance Where Individual Operators Banded Together for Mutual Benefit and Protec tion in Handling Fluid from Well to Con sumer Entirely Apart from the Standard or Subsidiary Concerns THE construction of the Producer*' Transportation company's eißht inch pipo line system from the Coalinga, Kern River, McKlttrlck. Sunset and Midway oil districts to tidewater on the Pacific coait is one of the most important development! in the history of California oil. The line has just been completed, the flrt oil having reached Avila, on the i about ten days ago, when the event was chronicled in The Herald. The main line embraces a mllea J00.21 In addition to the gathering sy» temi in the fields mentioned. fh» lines from the Bunset-Mldway and Kern Hiver districts merge at McK.ui rlck, and a single line continues to a point in the Antelope valley called the Junction, where the line from Coalinga joli ■ it. From the Junction eight-men Dlpe extends to Avil.i on the Pacific , where wharfage facilities exist for the loading of crude Into tank The distance from Coallnga to the Junction is 40.U1 miles, two stations in tervening, Tar Canyon and Dumey. From Kern Blver station to McKltt rick is 88.40 miles, with pump nation* at Rio Bravo and Button Willow. The distance from the Sunset district to Mi Klttrli k, with Mtdw iy fli Id Inti r venlng is 22.0S miles. From McKltt rlck, where the Kern River and Bunsc t- Mldway lines merge, to tho Junction is "71« miles, with a pi""! 1 station at Mid,ll.■water. The trunk line from the Junction to Avlla Is 70.76 miles In length, with tout pump stations, An telope, Bhandon, Creston and Santa Margarita. There is no station at s.m Lule Odlbpo. Kern River, Rl" Bravo and Button A\'in.iw stations are each equipped with ti,,, . 1M liorsi power Scotch marine type boilers and two IS 28-8' 18 I' A. Fairbanks-Morse compound duplex tandem pumps. At Midway and Sun >_ t tin re are four 150-horsc powi r Bcotch marine boilers and two pumps of the same type as at Kern River station. McKlttrlch an 1 Middle* each has flve 180-horsepower Bcotch marine boilers and one pump of tho same kin, l as at Kern River. With Heavy Equipment Coalings station, Tar canyon and 5 each has three 250-horsepower Heine wate*"-tube boilers and one -:.' --42-S-36 Fairbanks-Morse l>. A. com pound duplex tandem pump. The Junction and stations on the trunk line are equipped with three 260-horse power Heine water-tube boilers and Fairbanks-Morse pump of the same type as at Coallnga station, aux iliary to one snow crank-and-flywheel pump, 26-42-6^-36. Kern River and Midway stations hi Ye two and McKlttrick, the Junction and Coallnga four 55,000-barrel steel tanks* AH other stations have two 87,600-bar ri'i steel tank* each, Bach si Ltion is •quipped with two "ii heaters and all tanks are provided With Steam colls to heal the oil before pumping. The first order for pipe was placed lust May with the Y/oungßtown Sheet and Tube company of Youngstown, Ohio, and the Wheeling Steel and Tube company of Steubenvllle, Ohio, initial shipments arriving at ''oalingu on Au gust 9. Construction "f tin line was be gun from Coalings a week later, a tong crew starting toward the Junction, continuing to a polnl about fifteen beyond i n the Avlla end. or a total dist.m ■ of flfty-slx miles, reached October 27. This end of the pip was Ranged up November it by a tong crew, which started from San I.vis Oblspo September 16, averaging flftj tnili of country, by many re garded a.s the roughest through which a pipe line has ever been laid in the Tinted .Stales-. Ditching Crew Precedes a ditching crew pri ■ the tons gam,' through the mountainous terri tory and the plpi therefore had to he laid over the ditch. But despite the deep cuts, steep mountainsides, hills, rocky gulches, rivers ny road and creek crossings, an a f 106 joints of eight-Inch per day, actual working time, was made through the territory. The highest number ol Joints laid in a Blngle day wan 2J4. After flanging up with the pipe out of Coalinga, tl "ew -v\ bm ■ !i started from Han l.v:.- Obispo doubled back to the original start ing point November :<". and completed the Junction-Avila trunk line to the roast January 1" Two long crews thus finished tho lay ing oi 111.67 miles of pipe, Coallnga to Avila, in five months, not considering the tune lost in moving camps, waiting on pipe, unfavorable weather condl-' tlons, lii" in nds, river, road and creek crossings. The laying of pipe on the KernTiver or Bukerslleld i ml began September 25 out of McKlttrick ami was completed through very musti country to the Junction December 20, covering 27.16 miles, the crew dolnti both the ditching and laying. The lines from Kern river and the Sunset-Midway district to h merger at McKlttrick ivero laid in two months, work beginning October 22. The McKittrick country is somewhat hlllj, and ihe tong . rev a and ditchers had much the sam- experience as the gangs working through tin. country between Avlla and the Junction. Therefore, the laying- of the 200.21 miles of in,tin unj trunk pipe line of the Producers' system was com] by two ditching and four tong in flve months without considering de lays waiting on pipe, weather condl and unusually long camp mi Gathering Lines Are Run In addition to tho work dono on tho rrmin and trunk lines in the time tioned, gathering lines were run in the Coallnga district, four 65,000-bar n 1 steel tanks w re en 'ted at Coal iiiKa, two 87,500-barrel tanks at canyon, two at Dudley, two 66' ant the Junction, one 37 at Antelope, two 65's at Kern, and two 37's at Midway, and practically all the tank iron for the tanks at the other stations was put on the ground. The boilers, pumps and other machinery fittings are on the ground at most of the stations. ■ inga station is nearly completed, and Tar canyon, the Junction and other stations towards the coast are rigged up sufficiently to handle crude. Pump and bailer shipments did not begin to arrive until November. Oil was re ceived from the Coalinga field in Oc tober, and pumping to Tar canyon wad begun early In November, out of Duel-; ley early in January, and expected to reach the roast by the latter part of a»n'e will handle 25.000 to 27,000 barrels of crude a day, when heated to a temperature ranging from 140 to ISO I The rough diameter of the country , and the Isolation of the pipe line route from railroad communication made the | transportation of ripe and equipment j the greatest problem to be met. Con struction was begun nt a time -when ' the greater portion of the teams in the country were engaged In gathering crops, and considerable delay ensued before a sufficient number could be got together to make a showing In the movement of material. Distributing Points Coalinga, forty-one miles from the ; Junction, and Huron, about the sani" distance were the distributing points for the northern portion of the line, and from Paso Robles material was handled for the line and stations between Crea ton and the Junction. Paso Robles Is fifteen miles from Creston, twenty two miles from Bhandon, thirty-five miles from Antelope and fifty miles from the Junction. The country out of Paso nobles Is hilly, but the roughest portion of the route lies between Ante lope and the coast, and the movement of material and equipment through this territory was extremely difficult. There are narrow, winding moun tain road*, with turns so sharp that with an eight-horse team there were i times when the driver could not 8?e the leaders, and where a false step or move meant a drop of 800 feet to the rocks low, It is an interesting 1 sight to see a driver with one line di rect nn eight, ton. twelve or fourteen- | horse team all ii [ these mountain roads, where it is Impossible for two teams to pass, to safety Into the valley below. To stop and think of what might hap pen through some little mishap makes a man shiver. Conditions In the Coalings country were somewhat . different, although the sand] desert soil makes hauling a hard job It cost something over $700 to move n 250 horse power water tube Heine boiler from Coalinga to the Junction. On the MeKlttriok-Kern river i ml railroad facilities were such that the distribution of material was accomplished more easily in most In stances than in the other districts, al though in this territory a great part of the material and supplies had to bo moved in rainy weather when the roads were in almost impassable condition. Wet weather also handicapped trans portation In all other districts. At Enormous Cost The aggregate cost of the movement of pipe line material and equipment was enormous, At one time there were approximately 1700 head of horses and mules engaged in this work out of all the districts. In addition to these teams the company operated six cater plllar engines. In the Paso Koblos-San Luis Obispo district fifteen joints of eight-inch pipe was a load for an eight-horse team. Seventeen joints were handled with an eight-up in th' Kern river-McKittrlck districts, and th" same number out of Coalinga. The caterpillars have a hauling capacity of twenty-five tonn each over good roads, and under favorable conditions can travel fifteen to twenty miles In a day. A Reliance motor truck has lately been put Into service between Coalinga and the Junction. It has a hauling capacity of three and a half tons, and made an initial trip to the Junction and return In one day. covering eighty-two miles of territory. Construction of the Producers system probably represents a record In pipe line work in this country. It is said that no other line in the United States compares in the extent of roughness of country traversed, or presented so many trying difficulties, not only In laying, but arranging and working out the plans for the movement of pipe, boilers, pumps, tank iron, and every thing that goes into a pipe line system. Isolated from railroad transportation. extending over mountains, hills and deserts, the task was one that required a high degree of managerial ability. The progress of the work, under mani fold difficult conditions Is considered remarkable, and lias attracted much attention Find favorable comment by the representative oil Interests of the coast. W. T. Cuahing, formerly of Texan, is general superintendent, having direct charge, assisted i>\- l:. O. Holleron, also from Texas. Mr. t'ushinf,' was em ployed eipi clallj '•! build the Produeera pipe Una fiystem, and a fait worthy .it note In connection i\ itii 1. ful completion of it is that he recruited from a distant state practically a com plete organisation. Ms headquartera an; iii Los Angeles, where he lias spent the greater part of. the tl attending tn the executive and more Important il"tai!s <>r the work. Mr. Holleron's headquarters ar.> In San Luis Oblspo, from which point he lias directed all construction. O. P, Norvell, also from Texas, la foreman of tln> CooJlnga dis trict, ami 1-. H. Cory, former guuger for the Standard Oil company in the Kern river Mold, has looked after the work in the Bakersfield-McKlttrtck dls trlcts with headquarter! in Bakersdeld. Producers Transportation com pany was organized early in 11109 With a capital of $7,000,000, it represents the merging of the Independent oil pro [enclea of Kern River and Coallnga districts Into corporate entity with the Union Oil company undor an tni 11 extending for ten years. The completion of the pipe lino gives producers an Independent outlet for tl. !. oil and places them in the position of buyers and marketers as well na producurs. The Producers com inaamuch as it repre sents probably the only Instance where a numbi i i f oil producers have banded tog Lhi r, uidm tde arrangements with a more powerful body for Independent transportation, buying and selling, it is ri garded as one of the most Kig nlflcant events that has ever occurred in the oil business <>f the United Si Follow ing an the officers: 1.. V. St. Clalr, president; W. L. Stewart, vice presldont and general manager of tin.: Union Oil company, vice pre d mtj Giles Kellogg, sei re tary-treaeurer. LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 16, 1010. JAMES WYNKOOP Outline Sketch of Producers Pipe Line System and Scenes Along the Route Elevagtion of each station is shown in feet, and distance between stations in miles, on the diagram sketch. There Is a difference of over 10CO feet in the elevations at Avila and Antelope. The terminus of the system Is at Avila, where tank vessels will be loaded with crude from the various districts served by the pipe line. I—|,»ft t,, right —X. (). llolleron, W. T. Cu-thlng, W. I- Mew- 4 — Sum. »'iinlilii» ami llcillcron on tlie plrr at Avll». , , .. „„„,„,. , ft—Slrnlglit oipr th«. hill mi.l throtiKh H"" vale — Calf canjoD. art B n,l E. I). ii.mmH ■ shnt. _A ]i)( <>f fc ,,,,,,r v brtwrca Crwrton »ml Hbaadoa. 2 —Wharf and water front at Avila, terminus of the line. •;—( alf canyon —Pipe strim* nlonx dllrh lv llu< illstaucr. 3—Woodtea4 bMwtn Mintn Margarita ami Cwileli H— A rorU.v J"l> —liii. hin X in Call rnnjrcin. News of the Waterfront SAN* PEDRO, March 15.—Arrived— Steamer Queen from Seattle via San Fran cisco; steam schooner Vanguard from Eureka via San Francisco; steam schoon er Helen P. Urew from Greenwood; British steamer Mancunla from Autofagasta < and Iqulque, Chill. Sailed—U. S. collier Justin for San T>lei?o; steam schooner "Western for Grays Harbor i.-i San Francisco; steamer Roanoka for Portland via San Francisco: iteam schoon it Fair Oaks for Grays Harbor via San Francisco; steam schooner Hee for PuKet sound via San Francisco; steam schooner .-an Gabriel for L'mpqua river; ■team schooner Pasadena fur Albion via Redondo. Miscellaneous Notes The British ateamer Mancunln. Capt. i.ohiß. arrived today from Antofa Chile, to discharge 1100 tons of nltrntes. Slit, has 1000 tons of nitrate! for San Fran cisco and 3000 tons of copper ore for the Tacoma smelter, and will sail north tomor row. The steamer Vanguard, Capt. Odlund, ar rived today with a partial cargo of lumber loaded at Eureka. she will sail for return In ballast via Ban Francisco with passen gers tomorrow. The steamer Helen P. Drew, rant, Gun derson, arrived today from Greenwood with 325,000 feet of lumber for the Southern California Lumber company. Pacific Coail liner Queen. Thomai arrived I :....'in from Seattle ■via sun Francisco with paanengen and frWcht. si,., will proceed down the cast tomorrow mnrnlt.K "'■ ' a«aln northbound on Thursday morning. Tin. North Paolflc uteamer Roanoke, ''apt. Dunham, v • f"r Portland via >co W | tn , , nd freight. ■ih ■ steamer Paiadena, ('apt. McGovern, sailed today for Bedon Beach* With a par. tlal cargo of lumber load.d at Albion. The steamers hair Oak« and We«torn« called today In ballast for Ora.yi Harbor 'Vh^Tlca'meV'Tseo nailed today for Puget sound to reload lumber for the fonsoli Jated 1 umber company under command of (apt. Knren«f-ti At Ban Francisco rapt. V, <-h mnn will ,:,\, command of the Bee and after v short vacation Cant. Borengen will b" transferred to the Wa.D. of which Car.t VVi liman lias been master. Ths collier Justin, Capt. Merrlwi which hai been supplying the torpedo boat flotilla, sailed today for Baa Dlogo Movement of Steamers ARRIVE Steamers carrying passengers are dv« from northern ports via San Franclnco and from southern port! direct as follows: Steamer—From ,*',« J. B. Stetson, Portland Maicli IB Queen, Ban Diego J arch 17 Hanalel, Ban Francisco March II Geortre W. Elder, Portland March y Admiral Sampson, Seattle March ii Governor, Seattlo March .. llanalel, San Francisco March 24 Governor, San Diego March iv DEPAUT AH northbound steamers sail at San Fran clfco. _ .. Steamer-For Mirth 1.5 Vanguard. Eureka Marcn li. Queen, Ban Dlesa : Marb ?! Nome City, Portland March 17 Queen, Seattle March 17 Hanalel, San Francisco arcJ " George W. Elder, Portland March n Admiral Sampson March o'i Governor, Ban Diego Murch 24 Hanalel, Ban Francisco March H Governor, Seattle March .5 March Tide Table A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. March 16 11:11 v«l 1:&2 °i 3? G. 5 0.0 3.0 2.6 March 17 1:10 8:15 T< 7:44 ;.3 0.7 3.4 3.0 March IS 2:20 30:34 6:25 10:11 0.1 0.5 3.S 3.2 March ID 4:03 11:52 7:14 11:4 a 6.1 0.1 4.2 S.B March 20 5:33 15:45 7:18 5.3 -0.3 4.6 March 21 12:45 6:3 ii 1:25 8:15 2.4 5.6 -0.5 4.9 March 22 1:19 7:25 1:5:1 8:41 2.0 6.8 —0.4 5.1 March 23 2:05 8:08 2:29 8:05 1.1 6.9 -0.2 8.4 March 24 2:39 8:48 2:51 0:23 1.3 68 0.1 6.4 March 55 3:OJ 9:21 S:-7 «:« 1.1 6.6 0.5 6.5 March 26 3:37 9:60 3:37 10:02 1.0 I.] 0.9 6.4 March 27 4:02 10:18 1:17 10:15 1.0 4 a 1.2 6.4 March 23 4:23 10:39 4:12 10:23 1.0 4.6 1.8 6.4 March 29 4:57 11:04 1:20 10:51 0.9 4.0 1.1 6.3 March 30 6:35 11:3» 4:31 11:16 1.0 3.8 2.2 6.2 March 31 6::5 12:33 4:31 11:30 1.2 3.1 2.5 6.0 San FrnmlNeo Shipping SAN' FRANCISCO, March IB.—The trans port Thomas, returning from the Philippines with the Fourteenth Infantry on board, was reported by wireless this afternoon as being 146 miles out. She will come into port tomorrow morning. Arrived—Steamer George Loomls, Redon do; steamer Santa Rosa. San Dleco; U. I S. Explorer, Port San Luis; steamer Alia traz, San Pedro; steamer Fulton, San Pe dro; schooner Allen A., San Pedro; Bteam or Hanalel. San Pedro. j Sailed — British steamer Trlnculo, Tocap 111a. ,« LO.VDON—Arrived, Bellcrophon, Tacoma via Yokohama. GIBRALTARArrived, Germanic, New York. MARSEILLES—SaiIed. Germanic, New- York. RIVER PtiATTE—Arrived previously, H. C. Henry, lilddleiboro for Seattle. COPENHAGEN— Helllfr Olav, New York. — Balled, Blcllia, New York. BOSTON—Balled, Ivernla, Liverpool. LIVERPOOL —Arrived, Lusitanla, Mew Tork. LISBON—A Portusu'M bark, latllns from Pico, one of tha Aiore Islands, has been lost and thirty-three persons drowned. NEW YORK — Arrived. I.a Gascogne, Havre; Krooprlnaeuln Cccllie, Bremen. ST. JOHN Balled, Monmouth, Bristol. HALlFAX—Arrived, Numldtan, Glasgow. TEXAS OIL JOURNAL TELLS OF PROGRESS ON PACIFIC COAST The annual statistical number of the Oil Investors' Journal, published at Houston, Tex., by Holland E. Reavls, contains ■ long and very complimen tary article on the California fields, giving concise reports on Kern River, Midway, McKittrick, Sunset, Santa .Maria, Lampoc, Summerland, Loa An t, 1, s county, Fullerton, Ventura coun ty and other districts. The prestige of the Oil Investors' Journal throughout thp country, among both the investors ;> n«i producers, will undoubtedly augment the wide inter est now being taken In California oil This number of the Oil Investors' Journal contains Ll2 pages and numer ous illustrations, many of which are ]■ (\iiifornia properties. Holland 8. iccavis founded this paper in .iriy eight years ago, ami it is now mlzed as an authority in the oil business throughout tli i United States Mr. Reavii Is a brother of John D. Reavls, the prominont Lok Angeles real estate operator, and a director in tin- Beaumont Land and Water com pany. BUILDING PERMITS Follow-in* are the permits issue.l since the last publication of the list and classified according to wards: Permits. Wards First ward 3 • >'■'•» Second ward > , ■.'"" Fourth ward - »■•>!;? Fifth ward ....; 11 -«•«'•> Sixth ward • «.»•• Ninth ward 1 »f Total. :♦ »69-67: i Avenue Fifty-two, 469 North-S. Me- Cray 282 West Avenue Fifty-three, owner and builder; two-story twelve room resilience, $7000. Forty-nCth street, 314 West—E. F. \hrens, 4413 South Fifrueroa street, owner and builder; two-story twelve room residence, $5000. Forty-eighth street, 1812 West—Los Angeles Investment company, 335 East Hill street, owner and builder: one and a half story seven-room residence, Seventh avenue and Grant street—J. It. Spurlin, Llssner building, owner and builder; one and a half story eight-room residence, $2500. Fifty-fourth street, • 1561 East—D. Menzlez, 1308 East Forty-eighth street, owner and builder; alterations of resi dence, $300. Fifteenth street, 4225 East—L. S. Emmeraon, 2019 South Grand avenue, owner; Wilson & Willard. builders; one-story one-room shop building, $1200. Thirty-sixth street, 589 EMt-J, G. Magnuson, 931 Saritee street, owner and builder; one-story six-room resi dence, $1000. „ ; San Pedro, Fourteenth and Palos Verdes streets—F. \V. Marat/, San Pedro, owner and builder; two-story Si-room tenement house", $6000. San Pedro, Kcrckhoff street, 3315 South— B, Ooolldge, owner and builder; one-story live-room residence, $1000. Scott avenue, 1708— J. A. Jaynes, 1639 Scott avenue, owner and builder; one ■tory four-room residence, $500. Macey street, 3462—tioula Tehsenfeld, at lot, owner; D. B. Williams, builder; one-story live-room residence, $1400. Thirty-fifth place, 1276 West—F. W. Caley, at lot, owner and builder; one story six-room residence, $1200. Fifty-third street, 536 West— H. D. Keplinger, 4.'17 Crocker street, owner; ,1. M. Morrow, builder; one-story four room residence, $375. Elthea street, 3417— J. B. Wilklns, at lot, owner and builder; alterations of residence, $300. Fifty-second street, 924 West—Mary F. Meyer, 3705 Adalr .street, owner and builder; one-story six-room residence, $1660. Fifty-fourth street, 1050 West—E. L. Hopkins, 121 West Avenue Twenty nine, owner; Investment Building com pany, builder; one-story six-room resi dence, $1500. Fifty-fourth street, 1142 West—Same as above; $1500. Fifty-fourth street, 1126 West—Same as above; $1500. Washington street, lEIS East—A. Pe terson, at lot, owner and builder; al terations to residence, $200. Broadway, 831-35 South—T. L. Tally, 554 South Broadway, owner; Odemar & Homeyer, builders; two-story two room theater building; $25,000. Third street, 3539 East—O. N. Reel, owner and builder; one-story four-room residence, $500. Thirty-third street, 511 East—Ella E. Waldron, 158 East Twenty-fifth street, u\> ncr and builder; one and a half story twelve-room residence, SiiMO. Thirty-first street, 410-12 East—Cen tral Christian church, at lot. owner; J, T. i'ate,'-, builder; alterations to building, $800. Island Special Announcement I We are now operating I on our 160-acre least £*\ I ¥ in the Big Sespe district \^ 1 m*J ol Ventura county, put ting down well No. 1. We are closing the books on our first allotment of A 100 stock. Wo shall soon offer another block at 15 n| llTall cents ll share, to provide funds for nutting down oarrei Weil ft gecoml wt X \'.- will accept reservations from IS Worth now on at not less than 15 cents. Map and book sloo,ooo let free LRocK Island Oil Co. J P 6567 415-417 LaugMin Building 315 South Broadway, Los Angeles Big Profits to Early Buyers Have you any Intimate knowledge of the tremendous profits that have been mad* during the past year by wise Investors who bought stock in good oil companies when selling at their early prices? Purchasers of such stocks as H. W. 8., G*Pf; ran*a, Luolle, Sliver Tip, etc.. are good buys today, and these Mocks pay splendid Income on the present-day prices, but think of the exceedingly high rate earned on the early prices, which were In some cases only one-tenth of the present prices. Bearing all this in mind Is why we so strongly recommend tho purchase or OoallnKa Crude Oil Co. stock today. This nock Is now on.> of tba moat active on the I,os Angoleg exchange, selling around 30c (par »1.00), and It la surely going up to 800 and much higher very rapidly. This movement on the Mock exchange M logical. /or the company Is • clean-cut organization, small capitalization, own tne r own land —one of the choicest absolutely proven oil baarlng properties In the Coal- Inga field —which they are aggressively developing, ami will soon have on a pro ducing, profit-making, dividend-paying basis. ...,., The Illustrated monthly oil magazine. "Securities," tells nil about this company and Its splendid property; also contains valuable Information about the California oil Industry In general. Call nt our office or send In this coupon for a free copy. corros Pacific Slate* fhi»r»nty * Ijuul Co. 1114 M. W. Hellman 111.1b. I«i *"«"*•; ..„ Gentlemen —Please send rot, free of cost, information regarding stock referred to above; also free copies of oil magazine. "Baeurltlea," for six months —all this with out any obligation whatever on my part. Name Street and N0.,.. ''"? j; a."h. ' 3-i«' ' J ( Financial Notice At a meettnp of the Board of Directors of the Oleum Development Company a resolution was unanimously passed, offering to stock holders of record of March 20, 1910. one hundred thousand (100,000) shares of tho capital stock of the corporation at tea cents (10c) per "subscriptions will he accepted for not less than one thousand (1000) shares, nor for more than five thousand (5000) shares. Applications will be filed as they are received. Address all communications to the Oleum Development Company 305 H. W. HELLMAN BLDG., LOS ANGELES THRILLS AUDIENCE WITH HISTORICAL REMINSCENCE Dr. Locke Carries Auditors Through Revolutionary Scenes Down to Recent Death of McKinley The lecture course of the Hobart Boulevard Methodist Episcopal church was opened last night at Blanehard hall, when a lar»e audience accom panied Dr. C. E. Locke on a "Pllgrlm afe to Bom* Shrines of American He roism." Dr. Locke commenced his locturo with a definition of heroism, in which he said: "BeXf-preservatlon is the first law of life; the hero places till duty before his life. The fundamental of heroism i« character; the hero is a re sultant of character and conscience with culminating circumstance." The lirst shrine visited was Plymouth Ruck, after which the lecturer carried his auditors through Mar.shtield, tho home of Daniel Webster; Hunker Hill, Mt. Vernon and the scenes Of Lincoln's tragic drath in Washington, ]>r. Locke keyed the emotions of the au dience to s high pitch with hitherto untniri reminiscences of the battlefields between Washington and Richmond bequeathed to him by his father, who was v soldier In those cuini'aiKn*. The climax of the lecture was reached in a vivid presentation of the scene at the tUnera] of President Mc- Kiniey at Buffalo, rendered more real by the fact that Dr. Locke officiated ai this service, the first of the three serv ices held in memory of the martyred president and the only one at which Mrs. AlcKinli y was present. LAKEVIEW OIL COMPANY TAPS 8000 BARREL GUSHER BAKERBFIKLD, March IS.—Shoot ing S'»»> barrel! i>r .i'^ gravity oil, the [jakevlew, a subsidiary company of tho Union, caused ;t i>i(? lensatlon In ths nil fi( ids this morning. The drill went Into second sand at L'i't;o feet. Bo smi denly di<] the gusher break forth that Incomplete preparations we causing great quantities to flow io waste. PRICES OF METALS IN NEW YORK MARKET b MICW i'ORK, Murcli 1.">.—1.ra.1. dull: • • ■pot. *1..~.1i <M.<il> New Vurk, uml |4.30 • • . @t.Ht Kant Ist. Lout*, roppcr. dull I ••■ . sliiiularil >.pi>l iind May, *rJ.KT/ 2 @ ♦■ . U.IIH. 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