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NEWS OF THE MINES AND THE OIL FIELDS
LOS ANGELES MEN BUY
OLD SILVER PROPERTY
Bolanos Mine, Worked in Early
Days with Great Profit,
Will Be Reopened
The famous old Bolanos Bllver mines
at Bolarioß, In the Eighth canton of
Jalisco, situated somo four days' : rldo
north of Guadalajara, have been pur
chased by a syndicate of Los Angeles
capitalists, who will reopen tho old
workings and probably erect a large
mill to treat the ores. All conflicting
interests and ownerships in tho old
Bolanoi and claims immediately ad-
Joining have been bought outright by
tho Los Angeles men and an end has
been put to the litigation which has
retarded the proper development of the
Bolanoi camp for tho past several
years. The purchase price la not Riven,
but It will run handsomely into six
figures.
P. "W. Oldfleld, the English mining
engineer, who has been Investigating
tho mining situation in Jalisco for sev
i ral months on behalf of the Bradbury
interests and other Investors of Los
Annies, Is responsible for the Bolanos
deal. Ho spent several months in tho
Bolanos'district " <* year and, besides
(■losing the purchase with the several
warring factions of the old mine
proper, has taken up a lot of new
ground. The holdings of the Los An
geles men In that camp now total .300
pertenenclas, equal to about CfiO acres.
Mr. Oldfleld says his company Is In
process of formation In Los Angeles
and that it was a little early to state
just what the plan of campaign would
be, but that their intentions are to
build a pood road to Colotlan to con
nect with the road from that town
to Zacatecas, and bring in the neces
sary machinery to unwater tho ola
works and extract ores.
mix IHTILD koosbm Mill
A modern mill of large capacity will
probably bo erected as soon as the ore
in sight warrants it.
Tho Bradbury family Is In control
of the Tajo mines, near Mapatlan,
among others, and are counted among
the really big mining people of the
west coast. Their entrance into Bo
lanoi means much for that section and
the state in general.
The modern history of tho Bolanos
mines is clouded more, with the law
suits between Juan B. Izabal of Guad
alajara and the Bolanos Mining com
pany of St. Louis than it is illumined
with real work done. St. Louis men,
headed by \V. C. Stlth, formerly traf
fic manager of the Missouri Pacific
railroad, and members of tho Simmons
Hardware company, organized a $0,
--000.000 corporation about seven years
ago to take over tha properties ana
appointed Mr. Izabal general manager.
Differences arose shortly among the
heads of the concern and the mines
were sold by a Guadalajara court in
1907 to satisfy judgment, but that sale
was set aside by the supreme court
of Mexico after sharp diplomatic work.
It is stated that the St. Louis men
never did fully comply with their con
tracts with Mr. Izabal, and that gen
tleman held the balance of power and
blocked their development plans, if
they ever made any serious ones.
s INTERESTING HISTORY
However, the story of the original
opening of th« famous old properties
is interesting, even among: the bonanza
tales of today. Bolanos was once the
fifth producing camp of the republic,
according to the German historian
Humboldt, who wrote a most minute
story of Mexico's "antigua" Mines at
the beginning of the last century.
In 1537 the group of properties was
leased by its owners, the Fagoaga
family, to the Anglo-Mexican Mines,
limited, a London company which had
acquired extensive holdings in Zacato
cas, Guanajuato and . Pachuca. The
primitive methods of the Spaniards,
who- had abandoned the shaft at a
depth of 300 feet, were supplanted by
the Installation of powerful pumping
machinery, brought across the coun
try from Verfl. Cruz, roads having to
be constructed In many places to
transport it. The first operations of
the Englishmen were made on the
north end of the vein, where they
were.unsuccessful in striking any large
ore bodies. . *
| During the period of time occupied
In the development, about seven years,
the company expended $11,000,000 in
most elaborate improvements, consist-
Ing of a dam across the river with a
three-mile flume of arched masonry,
ponderous machinery from across the
Atlantic, a paved highway reaching
nearly to Zacatecas, six furnaces , for
treating lead bearing ores, office build
ings with cut stone trimmings, pala
tial residences and underground work-
Ings. Falling to strike paying ore they
moved their works to/ the south end of.
the vein, where they sunk two shafts,
reaching a depth of about 600 feet,
and finally found the pay streak. In
a little over two years they extracted
sufficient values to repay the entire
outlay and, it Is said, a balance to
their credit of $2,000,000.
■' '• : BLOCKS OUT ORB
During the prosperous period of the
English, under the management of an
Italian, M. Florezl, several long levels
were run Into the ore bodies, one of
which Is the Esperanza, 6800 feet in
length, blocking out Immense quan
tities <" ore. It is reported that at the
bottom of the deepest shaft they
struck two meters of ore which as
sayed 1000 ounces of silver to the
ton. The majority of their ores were
treated in three large patios, the ar
rastres being run by water power. The
bullion output was shipped out of the
country by Zacatocas and San Bias.
Considerable silver for coinage was
sold to the government mint at Bo
lanos, the building of which is still
standing.
Shortly prior to the end of tho lease,
during which time it Is reported tho
Englishmen paid the Fagoga family
$800,000 yeai'y rental, a serious lawsuit,
growing out of stoping out the rich
pillars of ore in the more Important
levels by the lessees, brought opera
tions to a standstill. Fire broke out
In the Coclna shaft, the main en
trance, which communicated to the
other compartments of the workings,
burned the extensive timbering and
cost the lives of 160 miners. Manager
Florenzl escaped from the country and
the Englishmen abandoned the camp.
For over 70 years tho mines have
remained full of water, the only work
done being that of two or three Amer
ican companies, which with indifferent
success have reduced the old dumps
and extracted some ore above the wa
ter level.
WILL SPUD IN
COALINGA, Aug. 21.— SveaVal
lev Oil company, section 2, 22-18, near
the Ralrd well, lias completed a full
standard rler. Ideal irons and other new
appliances and will spud in this week.
PHELPS-DODGE CONTROLS
IMPERIAL COPPER COMPANY
Report Not Confirmed- but Deal Is
Believed to B» Completed
Rumors havo been current and pub
lished that the Phelps-Podge company
has aoqulred the properties of tho Im
perlal Copper company at Sasco.
The rumor could not lie verified at
tho office of the Tombstone Consolidat
ed company, which, with tho Imperial
company, is one of the subsidiary com
panies of tho Development company of
America.
The Imperial company recently or
dered Its smelter closed, giving as a
reason the low price of copper. The
property Is known to bo a valuable
one, having large areas of low grade
ores. The announcement of the close
down came as a surprise, and tho fact
that the company is holding meetings
of directors at the New York offices
this week lends color to the report
that negotiation! may be pending for
tho transfer of tho holdings to the
Copper Queen interests.
Should the rumors be substantiated
it would mean that the, Phelps-Dodge
interests are apt to control the entire
copper output of tho southwest. The
feasibility of the rumored smelter deal
can be plainly seen when it Is. known
that the Phelpe-Dodge Interests are as
sociated with the Imperial company in
the construction of the Port Lobos
railway.
Another fact which strongly points
out that tho Phelps-Dodge interests
have been planning lo control the cop
per output of this section is the cer
tainty of its extending the SI Paso &
Southwestern railway from Benson
through Tucson to Silver Bell, where
it would connect with tho new Port
I^obos railroad to tidewater.
♦ « » ———
COAST TRANSPORTATION CO.
WILL BEGIN OPERATIONS
SAN LUIR OBISPO, Aug. 21.—L. A.
Philips of the Coast Oil Transport com
pany, which owns tho big refinery at
Oilport, says that arrangements are
being made for starting operations at
the plant at Oilport, and it is hoped to
have the same working )n a few
months.
Owing to the inability to get suffi
cient oil from the Siinta Maria field to
keep the big refinery running at its
full capacity the Coast Oil Transport
i ompany will construct a pipe line
from Avila to Santa Margarita and
then through to Midway.
it was contemplated to run the pipe
line from Santa Maria to Midway, but
that line id not feasible. Then it was
planned to go from Avila to McKlt
trirk, but the line to Midway hns been
decided upon, and it is the most feas
ible in every respect. Midway Is lo
cated half way between McKlttrick and
Murieopa, right in the heart of the rich
oil fields.
The new pipe line will be eighty-two
miles long.
COMMONWEALTH ADVANCES
WORK TOWARD RICH VEIN
GOLDFIELD, Aug. 21.—The crosscut
from tho shaft on the Commonwealth,
on tho 250-foot level, is .steadily being
advanced toward the vein, and it is
figured that the ledge should bo reached
almost nny day. The work has
reached a point close to where tho vein
should bo encountered, but as the dip
is somewhat irregular and away from
the shaft, an exact calculation is hard
to make.
Quito a largo amount of ore was pro
duced from the upper lovels and closf-.
to tho surface about three years ago.
and several months uro it looked as
though It would again be a heavy pro- i
ducer from the lower tunnel level. ]
where a crosscut was driven to the vein
by Knickerbocker and associates.
When the vein was reached hero tho
values were good, but an enlargement
of the vein developed and the values j
disseminated through suohtnn extent of
ledge matter that it foil below pay.
Tho formation Is harder and more reg
ular at tho level of tho new crosscut,
and It is anticipated that tho values
will bo better definen here than in the
lovel above.
CASSIDY MINE MAKES
PROGRESS IN SHAFT
NEVADA CITY, Aug. 21.— E. C.
Longe of Nevada City, manager of the
Cassidy mine, not far from the famous
Empire, reports rapid headway in
sinking the new perpendicular shaft at
the Cassidy. The bore la now down a
distance of 155 feet, and is being driven
at tho rate of six feet a day.
The shaft is a two-compartment, and
will be driven down to a depth of
1000 feet. Sinking was commenced on
July 5, and will be continued without
interruption. The ledgo is now under,
but back of the shaft. It is expected
that it will be struck again within the
next fifty foot.
Mr. Long* says seventeen men are
employed at the mine, working three
shifts. The plant formerly . on the
Nassau mine was purchased for the
Cassidy, and is capable of sinking the
shaft to a great depth.
Being located among aristocratic
neighbors and having a fine showing
in the upper levels the Cassidy is
looked forward to as one of tho com
ing producers of the Grass Valloy dis
trict, i
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OIL AT SAN FRANCISCO
REACHES BOTTOM, IS RUMOR
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21.—There
is a death-like stillness in the market
situation. Persistent inquiries reveal
nothing only "matters are working
along satisfactorily." Now and then
a whisper is heard that "big things
for tho business are pending and in
due time will materialize."
At any rate the consumer has got
It into his head that there is an over
plus of oil and in consequence he feels
sure that It must go lower—can't help
it, and lie is endeavoring to bo in a
position to benefit by the market de
cline. That Is his part of the game,
and naturally he is playing it for all
the stakes he can.
But the prediction is being made that
the consumer will never be able to get
oil cheaper than at present. It will
simply not be sold to him.
GETS IN VIRGIN OIL
SANTA MARIA, Aug. 21.—The New
Pennsylvania Petroleum company on
the Fugler tract in Cat canyon is
gradually Retting- into the virgin oil.
The oil is becoming lighter and warmer
and the gas pressure hM assumed en
couraging proportions. „
LOS 4NGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22, 1010.
JAMES WYNKOOP
WILL TRY TO TRANSPORT
THE LAKEVIEW OUTPUT
St. Clair Says Every Effort Is Be
ing Made to Handle All
Gusher's Production
L.' P. St. riair, president of the
Producers' Transpoiatlon > company,
tayi the transportation company is
making every effort possible to handle
the production of the Lakevlew gi
before the coming winter sets in. The
company's success in its endeavors will
! relievo a great worry from the entire
west side, interests.
"We are handling 20,000 barrels a
I day and we hope to have the big
production cleared up before the com
ing winter rains set in," said Mr. St.
(lair. "I believe wo will be success
ful. We are running oil to the Kern
river field, where we have procured
additional storage. The rumor that
has gained circulation that we are
selling this oil to the Associated Is
unfounded. The Associated had some
vacant storage and wo want as much
storage as we cun get, we took ad-j
vantage of the Associated* surplus
and leased a 500,000 barrel reservoir."
In discussing the market situation,
Mr. St. Clair said there was little i
to be said. The consumers aro hold- j
ing off, expecting a lower price on \
account of tho advertising given the
present condition of the marketing:
companies. As a result little head
way is being made in closing new
business. Mr. St. Clair intimated that
the company has several plans under
consideration concerning which he is
unable to express himself at this time,
which, when placed In operation will ]
materially change the present aspect.
The financial arrangements, Mr. St.
Clair said, are being worked out by,
M. V. McQuigg and a coterie of.
Southern California bankers. The j
bankers aro dictating a plan which Is i
b.lievrd will be equitable and sat
isfactory to every one concerned.
The Kern Maverlc, on the McCray
property, now in litigation, has re
sumed work and is making progress
although it is Impossible to ascertain
the depth.
Tho Bardo, on section 35, in the
west edge of the Kern river field, is
down 600 feet and the Kern West
Side company, near by, is 200 feet
deep.
MAP SHOWS BIG HOLDINGS
OF AMERICAN OILFIELDS
Doheny Company Possesses
7520 Acres in Midway and
Contiguous Territory
The latest map shows the American
Oilfields to possess 7520 acres, 2100 of
which are in Midway, 4240 on the Mc-
Kittrick Front, 80 in Elk Hills and 1200
in Coalinga; all of which are held In
its own name and are exclusive of
those of its subsidiary, the Barnodon,
of which it owns a half interest.
These holdings are as follows:
On 18, 31-2S, 640 acres; 8,31-23, 80
acres; 36, 31-22, 480 acres; 16, 32-23, 160
acres; 32, 32-24, 440 acres; 31, 32-24, 160
acres; 2, 31-22, 2100 acres.
On 6, 29-22, 64" acres; 8,29-22. 420
acrse; 22, 29121, 640 acres; 20. 29-22, 160
acres; 2S, 29-22, 160 acres; 34, 29-22, 160
; 36, 29-22, 320 acres; 30, 29-23,
640 acres; 32, 29-23, 640 acres; 2, 30-22,
160 acres; IS, 29-22, 120 acres; 32, 30-20,
40 acres; 4, 30-22, SO acres; 30. 29-22,
60 acres.
Eighty acres In the Elk Hills aro on
S, 31-23.
The Bornodon holdings consist of 6120
acres in Elk Hills and Midway, or eight
full sections of 640 acres each, namely:
Sections 4, 10 and 14 In 31-23. and 10
and 11 In 31-24. Elk Hills, and 24 in
31-23 and 22 and 30 in 31-24, Midway.
Figuring tho American Oilfields interest
in the Barnodon at one-half, It is seen
that it has an equivalent of 2660 acres,
which gives the company a grand total
of 89S0 acres. This is between a third
and a half as much as tho Associated
has in its own name, not counting its
subsidiaries.
The American Oilfields 1 Coalinga
holdings consist of 1200 acres, or all of
section 88, 20-14, except 40 acres leased
to the Henshaw Water company, and
all of 1, 21-14, which consists of only
600 acres.
The Standard's Midway and Elk Hills
holdings übount to 2480 acres, or only
140 more than the American has in the
same Balds, not counting tho latter's
4240 on the McKlttrlck Front, where the
Standard has no holdings at all.
In the Elk Hills the Standard has 140
acres, all on 36, 30-23. In the Midway
Us lands are as follows: All of sections
22, 26 and 36 in 31-22; all of 12. 32-23,
and all of 30 and 20 In 32-24, and 480
acres in 16, 31-23; 320 In 10 and 160 in
14- 80 in 24; f.20 In 18 and 440 in 28, all
In' 32-24, a total of 2000 acres, Besides
this, the Standard has 780 acres in Coa
linga, of which one section, namely, 2S,
19-15. Is developed for oil, the remain
der being used for a pumping station.
Thus It will bo seen that the Standard
has less than half tho acreage of the
American Oilfields, exclusive of what
ever holdings It may have in Monterey
and San Benlto counties, on which it
has as yet failed to got any oil.
STARTS SECOND WELL
BAKERSFIBLD, Aug. 21.—The Mer
chants and Bankers, a Los Angeles
company, on section 20, 28-28, In the
Kern river field, has put its Xo. 2
well on the pump and a good produc
tion is being obtained from the first
two wells drilled. The rig is being
constructed for No. 3. A new camp
and creator storage facilities are being
built." This fall it is expected opera
tions will be rapidly extended and the
company is now preparing for the in
creased work.
250 FEET OF OIL SAND
McKITTRICK, Aug. 21.—The King
Alban In the northwest part of the
Midway flrld has 250 font of Band at
750 met and is Htlll drilling. The sand
is saturated with a heavy oil. The King
Alban is shown on most maps as Mylle
& Graham, and is the southeast quar
ter of tho southeast quarter of section
17. 31-22.
COMPLETES STANDARD
COALJNOJA, Aug. 21.—Tho Kern
Trading and Oil company on section
35, 19-15, bus completed a lull standard
rig and will spud In this week.
ORGANIZES TO DEVELOP
ACREAGE IN KERN RIVER
HAKERSFIELD, Aug. 21.—The Port
land Oil company has b^en organized
to take over and develop forty acres
In tho Kern river field, the northeast
quarter of the southwest quarter of
section 24, 28-27, on tho west front
and half a mile, or more beyond de
velopment. The land is said to have
been proven by a test hole.
Tho company has agreed to pay $500
an aero for tho land, $250 In cash and
$250 in oil to be taken from 50 per cent
of the production. Dr. William M.
Smith, the owner, of the land, has
.taken an interest in tho company and
will serve as a director. Stock la to be
offered the public through tho Sagar
Loomlfl company.
The success of the Tejon and Kern
Drillers on the west front has attract
ed attention to that portion of the
field, long neglected, and the march of
the derricks continues. Captain John
Barneson, John Baker, jr., Eugene de
Sable and the Talbots of San Francis
co recently purchased several hundred
acres south and west of the Portland
holdings organizing the State Oil com
puny and aro preparing for extensive
development. The oil measures in
the Tejon and Kern Drillers are deep
er than the main field but are appar
ently equally prolific.
GOLDFIELD ANNEX MAKES
PROGRESS ON PALOVERDE
GOLDFIELD. Aug. 21.—Rapid-prog
ress is being made In crosscuttlng from
j the bottom of the Goldfiold Annex
| lease on the Paloverde claim, at a
1 depth of 1050 feet. The workings are
, now In ledge matter that shows con
siderable quartz, and it is anticipated
that values will be encountered at an
early date.
The principal effort at present is be
ing directed on the crosscut to the
west, as it is believed that results will
j be forthcoming hero in less distance
j than in tho crosscut that is projected
to be driven to the east to reach
! the vein that was passed through by
the shaft at a depth of about 800 feet.
The management of the lease is ex
erting every energy to push the de
velopment, .and has been doing some
record breaking work in that line. The
splendid equipment, which includes a
fine hoist, three compartment shaft,
air compressor and power drills, has
made fast work possible.
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HERRIN TALKS OF S. P.
PATENTED OIL PROPERTY
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21.—Refer- j
ring to the suit recently instituted in
Los Angeles in an attempt to invalidate
the patents of the Southern Pacific oil j
lands in this state, TV. F. Herrin, vice j
president and general counsel for tro
Southern Pacific, comments as fol
lows:
"This Is one of those proceedings {
which are instituted for speculative
reasons with the idea that the plain- I
tiffs might possibly benefit and could |
not lose. The lands In question, as j
well as all the oil lands owned by the i
Southern Pacific, are now held under j
patents granted four or five years ago,
which unquestionably makes them the
property of tho railroad."
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WITH PORTABLE RIG
COALINGA,, Aug. 21.— Berkeley-
Coalinga Oil company, a new company
in this "field, operating on the south
half of the northeast quarter of section
2, 21-14, is now drilling in a test hole
with a Star portable rig. This is sup
posed to be shallow territory. The I
company will prove up the ground then !
put in standard rig and tools.
The company is after road oil. This
section has some very large seepages
of oil which indicate a very heavy
grade of oil. The seepages along the
outcropplngs are flowing much more
oil at this time than they did last
spring. This is one of the features
that have prompted this development,
as well as the desire to produce a road
oil. . ...
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LEASE IN WHITTIER FIELD
WHITTIF.R, Aug. 20.— E. Shaffer,
A. E. Klauser and J. S. Hosier, east
ern oil men, have organized the Shaffer I
Oil company and have taken a lease
on 40 acres of proved ground in the
Coyote hills within half a mile of the
big lease of the Murphy company. They
w,ill proceed to develop the lease at
once, orders having been placed for the
necessary machinery.
The location is in 3500 foot territory.
The gentlemen named are all well
known throughout eastern fields as
successful operators.
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DID NOT BUY SILVERBELL
BISBEE, Ariz., Aug. 21.—From an
authentic source it is learned that there j
Is absolutely nothing in the report that
Phelps, Dodge & Co. have taken over
the mines of the Imperial Copper com
pany at Silverbell and the Arizona-
Mexico . and Gulf of California rail
road.
The properties in P;ma county taken
over by the Phelps-Dodge interests are
confined to the Leatherwood and Gees
man groups in the Old Hat districts
of the Catalina mountains.
♦-•-»
SELLS FOR $37,000
MARICOPA, Aug. 21.—Eighteen acres
in section 36 have been sold, or at least
a considerable deposit has been put up
on the. deal, for a price somewhere i
between $30,000 and $37,000. The prin- j
olpal man among the buyers Is W. S.
Peard, a Boston financier, who is in
terested in the Consolidated Midway.
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FOR THREE RIGS
COALINGA, Aug. 21.—The Camwell
Syndicate Oil company, section 22, 19
--15, has material for three more rigs.
The company is building a new boiler
plant and will install two 70-horso
power boilers.
185 GOOD SAND
COALINGA, Aug. 21.— Metrop- ]
oils, on section 26, 19-15, has 185 feet ,
of prolific oil sand In well No. 1. The i
hole is down over 3200 feet with 4%
inch casing which will be landed on i
the first shell.
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NEW BUSINESS BLOCK
Mrs. M. E. Snyder will expend $1,000 !
for a new apartment house of forty- \
eight rooms, to be erected at 915 West j
Fourth street.
"his bus*ness
"Are you a vegetarian?" asked the long
haired man.
replied the buitness-looktng
■tranter seated next to him: "1 don't handle
vegetables at all; I'm n. fruiterer." —Yonkeis
Statesman.
BTILL*THE 400
Ward They §ay there are about 275,000
automobiles owned by Individuals In the
United States, or one (or every 100 ix>P"'»-
McAllister —Well, are you in the 400 yet?
—Yonker* Statesman.
OIL MEN IGNORED IN
LAND OFFICE RULING
Meeting Is Called to Adjust Mat
ter Inconsistent with Good
Legislation
Recent ru I b Ihe ■•■ neral land
office, soys the California OH World',
Indicate that b policy of strict con
j struct'.. n ol the statuti a has been
adopted tocether with a determination
to t;ike all for the government and to
give nothing to the oil operator upon
tho public domain In every instance
wherein the Interior department offi
cials havo any discretionary pi
whatever.
is thoroughly understood this is a
reversal o policy, the government hav
ing* 1 formerly, with the express object
of developing the country's re
lource . given a loose construction to
tne statutes. Discretionary power lias
been used for the b neflt of the opi ra
tor, therefore.
Recognizing this attitude and antici
pating its continuance hundreds of
companies and Individuals have
worked for months, and even years in
some Instances, expending millions of
dollars In the aggri ■ loping pe
troleum lands. 'J heee have conformed
an far as possible to the course of pro
cedure laid down by the Interior de
partment, and naturally they have also
taken advantage of such pn
have been freely given. For Insti
consent to assign Interests to a trus
tee having never been withheld on the
contrary being acquiesced in, has been
accepted owing to the extreme busi
ness convenience bi ought about by del
egating to one member of a group of
locators authority tc act for all.
No one, not even excepting the gov
ernment, has ever been injured by the
adoption of this innocent dtvice for
the simplification of business. Yet the
interior department has now ruled that
a group of locators lorfcit their rights,
by taking such action and the harm
fulness of this reversed position is in
calculable. Many a small fortune is
certain to evaporate and many an en
terprise entirely honest, honorable,
well conceived and intelligently di
rected—typical of all that has made
the American great among the nations
of the earth—Will end in wreck and
collapse.
There may be legal grounds for the
changed attitude of the department,
notwithstanding the fact that there
have been no changes in the laws, but
there can be found no grounds in fair
ness or in equity. Xo government,
especially the government of the re
public of the United States ol Amer
ica, has a moral right to assent to a
proceeding upon the part of a single
Individual among its citizens and then, I
In the absence of statutory provision, j
to exert its power in a manner such i
that the individual is injured and op
pressed. This, however, is to be the
result of the reversal of policy made
by the land office as Indicated by the
decision in the applications of Munzer
and others for patents to lands lying
in the Sunset oil tlelds of Kern county,
Cal.
NO IXTEIUOR MOTIVE
The California Oil World is not look
ing for "ulterior motives ' and "base
designs" to attribute to tho officers
responsible for tho ruling. Rather, it
sincerely believe:; them to be acting
in what they conceive to be a man
ner altogether and completely con
forming to the spirit and the letter of
the law, but it also believes that they
have not been able, by reason of a
lack of exact and detailed knowledge
concerning conditions surrounding the
circumstances of the case of Califor
nia's oil-bearing lands and their de
velopment, to appreciate the fact that
their new interpretation of the law
will work widespread disaster among
this state's operators, bringing ruin to
thousands of locators and great loss to
tens of thousands who have made in
vestments in those ventures tho new
ruling will annihilate.
If it is true, then, that these officers
have made their ruling in Ignorance of
its injustice and unaware of Its true
and full Import, the only logical and
rational course to pursue in order to
counteract that ruling's alarming ef
fect is to proceed to enlighten the de
partment, to give to its officials all
the Information obtainable in order
that they may square their opinions
with the true conditions and the- deep
grounded principle of fair play in
volved.
The better to secure results the Cal
ifornia Oil World suggests, and hereby
takes the liberty Of culling, a conven
tion of those most vitally Interested to
meet in Bakersfield on Sunday, Sep
tember 4, to devise ways and means of
relief.
In the event that the Intel lor de
partment officials finally insist that
they have not legal authority to act
otherwise than in the manner com
plained of. the matter can be taken
before congress at the approaching
session tor such action aa that body
may see lit to take in the dlr ctlon ol
protecting a particularly valuable por
tion of the country's most active men
and of preserving a peculiarly impor
tant industry.
it is not by any means yet too late
to avert the danger confronting those
who have none upon and proceeded to
develop government r,il lands upon the
implied understanding that they should
receive such payment as their serv
ices deserved—that they should g"t.
to have and to hold, all they earned
according to a promise given years
shjee and lived up to conscientiously
and consistently until now.
Lot sales in southwest
by McCarthy Company
The McCarthy company reports the
following sales In Its tracts In the south
and southwest: Louis Manits, a lot on
Seventieth street, near Main street;
$550.
Josephine Lenneker, twelve lots on
Seventieth street, between Main and
Moneta. total $8000, in the McCarthy
company's addition to Greater Los
Angeles tract.
National Lumber company, two lots
on Normandie avenue, between Fifty
first street and Fifty-first place, in the
McCarthy company's .Normandie Ave
nue Square tract; $2500.
Sam B. Elliott, a lot on Seventy-third
street, between Vermont and Hoover;
$675.
To O. F. Goodrich, a house and lot
at 1449 East Twenty-third street; $3375.
NEW APARTMENT BUILDING
Guy Woodward, proprietor of the
Woodward hotel, has taken a ten-year
lease on the five-»tcry and basement
class A hotel building to be erected at
Eighth and Grand avenue by Crlchton
Smith, Plans are being prepared by
Architects Gurrett & Blxby.
CLEARING^ OUSEiBANKS
" N\MIC OrriCKIM
Broadway Bank & Trust Company "
rapltal. J2fi,ooo.
XH.B" "roadway. Bradbury tnlldlnr Biirplm nnd TTndlvld»rl Profits. W4i.™w.
; ~~Z ~ I . „ I iTTiT-i WI IK 1.1, MAN, Frtaldenu
United States National Bank r.wl smith, cashier.
. ' Cnpltal. $COO,OOO.
„ j;. corner Mn;-,1 ».rt (omm»rel«l Wnrpliia and Profltii. $?3.000. |
C. ' ! TT> i .' . WATERS, PrMldUlti
itizens National Bank mi. v.. woods, cashier.
• Capital, $1,000,000.
3. W. rrm>r Vhlr-1 «"" Mam. Purplv.. $BOO.OQO.
C. —~~~ liu _■ W. A. HoNYNOt;, President,
lomniercial National rsariK nkwm ■ n ebsick, cashier.
. Capital. 1500,000.00. ...„,«.
I 401 B. Si ing, n>r Fourtn. Surpiui * m-llvM-d Profltn. $47.«Vtt.0«
- '. TZ | -r, i I. W. JtEI.T.MAN. President.
armers & Merchants National iiank chari.i::; setler, cashier.
F~~~~~^ ' ' IT ,T . ■ Capita!. $1,500,000. I'rcHi ], nt.
nrmcrs & Merchants National .bank charle i betlbr, cashier.
,:, $1,600,000.
-Vrn.r Fourth and Main. nrr dn» .r-. Proms. H.9M.OM.
F- — : —— —— ' ,1. M. ELLIOTT, PrMldent.
irst National Bank - w. t. b. hammond. cashier.
i Capital stork, J1,250,000.
p. „ rr ,. . *..„„„* , n ,] Brrln«. Si '»« ■•■■■■• Profits. Sl.fi2S.ooo.
j_ _ ~~ '. wH. HOI.L.IDAT, Prosldenu
l :rchantb .national Bank chas. orekne, cashier.
I Jill Capita 1.. $200,000.
1 | jfl - B. rorn ,. Third arri Sr^lnß. Surplus anr! Undivided Proflt.. W50.0W..
N^tlonal iiank of Caiiiornia .1. I-:. mckf.e. cashier.
itional iiank ot Laniornia n a nhier.
Capital, $r,00,000.
v . K rnrr ,,, r y,, r th and Sprint. Furplus an I T-ndlvld-d Proflts. tiM.OOP.
" ~ ~~ ; T B. F. ZOMBRO. President.
fl rural National Bank tames n oibt. cashier.
I Capital. Moo.oon.
y B. K. ror^er Fourth and Broadway. Surplus and Undivided Profits. ««■«*.
LOS ANGELES SAVINGS
ECIJKITY .
>A^Tll¥€^» 1 SANK
Largest and Oldest in the Southwest
! Hcsource, $29,000,000.00
p.;, (be Llh«,t rate, of lntere.t and .a th. n.o.t Überml term. cowUteiU w>U
uu'nil, caniervalive banking.
I ■ Largest and Best Equipped Safe Deposit and Storage
i Vaults in the Southwest.
I I Security Building Spring and Fifth Streets J
ffliASllEKli JAVINCJ BANK
' rasgggJßP 1" TtiL BANK WITH 'THS ' ■"■MP* -
ST EFFICIENT S£J9ViCE
£ J"g>RING ANO FOURTH STSi, m
Merchants Bank and Trust Co, Paid Up Capital $250,000
Merchants Bank and I rust to surplus over- $200,000
1
1 f/,r 8 » 0 hoq .re.,. 209-11 S. Broadway gyjgyy^SSSfJT"
HARNESS ,x. „ L, C-JSS. «-*. S A D D L E RY
HOME SITES IN ANGELES MESA
ADDITION ARE IN HIGH FAVOR
E. A. Forrester & Sons report the
salo of thirty lots in "Angeles Mesa"
for a total of $26,775.
The sales wore all made in that por
tion of Angeles Mesa bounded by the
Ing-lewooil-Redondo car line. Sixth ave
nue, Fifty-third street and Slauson
avenue. The purchasers were:
Seventh avenue— George C. Court
right, three lots, $1075; P. B. Gosney,
$450; Frank Dougherty, }G26. Lots
Eighth avenue—Paul Erskine, $600;
N E Koch, $750; E. L. Keeler, $<.>0;
J. O. Keeler, $750. Lots 50x135 feet
Ninth avenue—U Englander, $950;
H. E. Williams. $750; E. Hanks, I960;
A B. Lewis, $700; 1. A. Morton, $iao.
C D. Stamburs, $950. Lots 50x150 each.
Tenth avenui —A. E. Johnson, $750;
S J c'liisholin, $800; James Atkins,
$S00; Harry Hamb'y, $800; A. K. Brill
hart $800; J. J- Evans, $850; C. L.
Oolfries, $S00; J. R. Walker, $SOO. Lota
50x150 feet each.
Mesa drive—On Mesa drive, 180 foot
in* width, with all frontages 75x150, or
larger to C. W. McLeod, $1350; A. J.
Warner, $1350; W. H. Richards, $1350;
C W .McLeod, $1330; N. E. Meyer,
corner, $1625; It. S. Hyde, $1450; S. Y.
Fyde, $1450.
BUILDING PERMITS
Following are the permits issued
since the last publication of the list
and classified according to wards:
Permits. Values.
First ward ' *,' i'??'i
Second ward '* M-;-™
Thirl ward 1 18.6.8
Fourth ward » ,;',!?
Fifth ward ' **•*-&
Sixth ward .._ 3 __
Tolels '. 26 »55,C68
Forty-eighth street. 1592 West—L. A.
Investment company, 335 South Hill
street, owner and builder; one-and
one-half story six-room residence;
$8600.
Twenty-eighth street, 215 West—Mrs.
Maude i: Plerson, 322 South Hunker
Hill avenue, owner; C. H. Hendrieks,
builder; two-story 20-room apartment
house; $8000.
Western avenue, I6f>o South—Klnter
Hamilton, Harvard school, owner and
builder; one-story four-room barn and
dwelling; 1250.
Seventh street, 424 West—H. A.
Zuch, owner; E. A. Leaf, builder; al
terations of building: $4000.
Eleanor avenue and El i>ntro street
—B. J. S. McLean, 436 Eleanor, own
er and builder; one-story five-room
residence; $i. r)Ui>.
Palton street. ",:>S— A. B. Hawkins,
328 Central building, owner; M. S. Tea
ger <Sr Co., builder; one-story flve
room residence: $9. rio.
Forty-ninth str.-et. 1338 East—Mrs.
M. M. Little, 133S East Forty-ninth
. owner: John Mac Lean, builder;
one-Story two-room residence; $350.
Marlposa and Melrose avenues M,
-S. Maekey, 1421 West Twentieth street,
owner: C. R. Limms builder; one-
and-one-half-story seven-room resl-
dance; $3000.
Forty-third street, 452 East—Thos.
McLaughlin, ions West First street,
owner and builder; addition to
dence; $150.
Cahue.nga and Third streets—Gt. A.
Miller. 420 Park View street, owner;
J. H, Hillock, builder; one-story seven
room residence; $2."> no.
Mi-lrose and Van Ness avenues—
Title Insurance and Trust company,
owner: A. Barman, builder; one-story
business bulldlnsr. Jl',ooo.
Westlake avenue, 340 South—J. C.
Quinn, 342 South Weitlake avenue,
ov.nor; G. "W. Ditch, builder; addition
to residence; $300.
Pico street, 601-15 West—-New-mark
Brothers, 310 Bait First street, own
»ra; C. G. Rom .builder; alterations of
building; $3442.
Griffin avenue, 4426— 7, L. Coryell,
225 West Avenue Fifty-three, owner
® Grandmothers |p
jnr Knitted socks to earn money and
fW saved her money in a stocking. \4
KV Mother and daughter use the 8
D modern way by savinK their t$
§J money in a bank where they get U
If all the modern conveniences en- v
U joyed by over 30,000 peonle, all ■
M, of whom are our references*. pi
TROBECK & JOHNSON
MERCHANT TAILORS.
NEW FALL STOCK ARRIVED.
Phone F6247.
Suite 301 LiHiiner BIda;.
524 SOUTH SPRING STREET.
25,000 SHARES
of lbs Capital Stock of
Mutual Home Bldg. Corporation
Now offered at $1.10 per snare.
843-344 Citizens National Bank Hid*.
Verdugo Canyon Land Co.
Has just Issued the most beautiful and artis
tic illustrated booklet ever published In Los
Angeles. Call or send for one.
JNO. A. PIRTLE
401-2 Union Trust Bid*.
Shoes Half Price and Less
Over two hundred blur display bargain
tables are displaying shoes for men. w«mu
and children, on sal* In many lnstanoea tat
half price acd less. Convince yourself aaii
come to the
MAMMOTH BnOB HOUSE.
' CIB South Broadway.
builder; one-story five-room resl
idence; $2500.
Hill street, 347 South—John L. Carey,
Homo Savings Bank, owner; H. Par
sons, builder; alterations of building:;
$400.
Thirty-first street, 224 West— H. C.
Ashley, at lot, owner; W. Holbroook,
one-room business building; $2825.
Elthea street, 3315—Joseph Tenza
golski,- 830 Stanford avenue, owner and.
builder; one-story five-room resi
dence; $ISOO.
Normandio avenue, 3901— Mrs. D. B.
Redman, 3919 Nor,mandie avenue, own
er; J. E. Crlnch, builder; one-story
one-room business building; $2825.
Sierra street, 643— Phillips, own
er and builder; one-story residence;
$275.
Eleventh street, 1154 East— Mary L.
Evans, at lot, owner; F. B. Kuck,
builder; one-story three-room resi-
nee; $r,OO.
Marmion way, 3901-15— J. P. Wianey,
Avenue Thirty-nine and Marmion way,
owner; C. Anderson, builder; altera
tions of residence; $500.
Hill street, 212 South—T. "W. Broth
erton, Beaumont and Finley avenues,
owner; J. A. Crook, builder; altera
tions of building; $326.
Forty-fifth street, 1420 "West— G. 1..
Bwarn, 1051 West Forty-fifth street,
owner and builder; one-story seven
room residence; $2000.
Forty-fifth street, 1051 West— V.
Sward, at lot, owner; G. L. Sward,
builder; one-story five-room residence;
$1700,
San Pedro — South Center street—
V. Mannisto, 217 South Center street,
owner and builder; one-story four
room residence; $250.
A JOr<E
John Mack—Why are a police doln' his
duty A a mean cuss Kipalm' pie out nt *,
road tourist's hands alike?
Harry Walton—l ain't In no Joko humor to
day John for I ain't mentioned for anything
In politics this time.
John Mack— Forgot politics Harry I.lke I
do, The ana is 1 are trampin bis beat & th»
other are beatln a tramp. Hi. lla.
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