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TRUTH NUMBER 25 'Don’t, at any rate, lie down and look at life as a steam roller, bound to crush you fiat EVERYONE has some surplus cash at his command which would be invested if the right proposition were presented. The right proposition is California Oil. Never in the history of this country has anything proven so profitable. To every class of people the urge of this investment is equally compelling. To those of large means it will more safely conserve their funds, and insure their greater increase than any other investment. To the salaried man it is the goal which heretofore has retreated before him as he plodded on. To the wage earner it is nothing less than economic salvation. It is doubtful if any age in history has ever presented the same remark' able chancec for profitable invest ment which the present age affords. All American industries are growing so rapidly that waste is rampant, and yet. with all the waste which a prodigal generation allows, success is the keynote of the age. The doc ens of ‘‘self-made*’ men, “kings of fi nance, ** captains of industry and etc., millionaires all, whatever they are called, attests the fact. The majority of these men were born under humble roofs. But they had the great power of "seeing big,” looking for the big things, the invest ment that would treble itself, in crease itself a thousand fold, with the result that today they are “on top.” These men were not 2 per cent men; they were not 4 per cent or 6 per cent men. They were 100 per cent men. and they dared to use their own judgment. The late E. H. Har riman is reported to have said that he was not a 10 per cent mao. He want ed a return on his investment of as high as 1,000 per cent and no lower than 25 per cent at least. Instances of the kind could probably be related by the score, the writer knowing per sonally of at least fifty men who have made fortunes by judiciously invest ing in something which would pay ‘•big.** The folly of placing hard earn ed money in a savings bank to draw from 2 to 3 l-2c per year on the dol lar so placed, while the bank draws anywhere from 25c to $5 or $lO from the use of that same original deposi tor’s dollar, seems to me absolutely unmitigated. While It is true that there Is an advantage to be enjoyed from having your money where it can easily be drawn, if need, the writer cannot see why the investor who makes three cents on bis dol lar would not be just as greatly bene fitted by having a good stock Invest ment, managed for him by a reliable financial agent, which could be dis posed of In a 'minute’s time by the agent, and which would bring him today, in California, monthly returns in the shape of dividends of anywhere from 1 per cent per month, or 12 per cent yearly, to 10 per cent per month or 120 per cent yearly, with an in creasing monthly value. California oil is the thing of the day and of the morrow. You read of It daily. Every one is watching it closely, and it would not be out of place to say that the importance, California National Crude Oil Company I. W. HELLMAN BUILDING, Lot Angelo, California magnitude and interest, now evi denced throughout the United States in California Crude Oil war rants at least in reference as to “whence it came.’’ The origin of California Crude Oil has been the subject of fierce contro versy between theorists for a long time, the two contending factions claiming one an inorganic origin, ex plaining that the substance is gen erated by the action of lnfilterlng surface water charged with carbonic add gas upon the supposedly bested metallic contents of th- earth's in terior; the other side claiming that it is a simple decomposed product of the organic remains of the former seas and gulfs i. e. of marine animal and vegetable life. The difficulty of deciding between these views is increased by the fact that either is possible, in fact, one can manufacture California Crude Oil in the laboratory by either of these methods. 'Hie argument of meet weight to the lay mind against the organic theory Is the undoubted enormous quantities of organic mat ter necessary to give rise to the amount of California Crude Oil that has been produced, not to mention the vast stores that yet remain un touched. In reality this agrument has no weight whatever as the amount of organic debris is in al most all shales and other sedimen tary strata is simply incalculable, an dalthough forming a small percent age of the whole deposit It Is much more than sufficient to give rise to all the Crude OH that probably ex ists. As a matter of fact the defenders of the organic theory only claim that a very small proportion of the or ganic matter actually present in the rooks has been converted into Crude Oil; and in general the fActs that are being brought to light bear strongly In favor of the organic theory. A notable feature of Cali fornia’s Crude Oil deposits is that they occur in regions where the geo logy is more easily studied than in most parts of the world. In many countries the geology of the dlstr cts supposed to contain Crude Oil can only be determined by the drill which is very severely the prospector, who must to a large extent go It blindly. In California, on the contrary, the careful student of formations can get much help from visible evidences of structure in the rock formations aad the capable reports and prog nostications by the able and scholarly geologists esnployed by the larger TilF <MNO> CITY DAII.Y RECORD, THTRSDAY, JI.NE 2, 1910. companies and notably those of the C. S. Geological Society are prob ably destined to cure much of the contempt entertained by the self styled practical men for the opinion of geologists; for the opinion of saJd geologists given in connection with the immense storage of California Crude Oil which they estimate by billions, not millions, is now an ac cepted fact, for California has pro duced the millions, and is noow try ing to make a showing at the bil lions. In this connection, one of the roo't noticeable matters in the evolu tion" of the methods pursued for the production of Crude Oil is the evolu tion of drilling methods and drilling machinery. The difference between drilling methods ten years ago and now might be compared to the dif ference between the pick and the shove] and the steam shovel. The main shaft of the drilling rig was. In the old days, about three' inches in diameter. At present it U six Inches, being four times as heavy and many times as strong, and the difference in weight, strength and efficiency of the machinery and tools throughout is In proportion. The weight of one large drilling bit. such as is now used. Is about an great as the entire 40 foot string of tools was a few years ago and as a consequence It can conservatively be said that It is just as easy to drill a 4.000 foot hole now, as It was to drill a 1.600 foot bole a few years ago. The skill of the miner of Crude Oil has kept pace with that of the machinery, and the California driller today Is the “finest” at the temper screw that exists in any field In the world. They great variation in the character of the formations drilled and obstacles to be overcome have given the practi cal operator an education not to be had elsewhere. The character of the pipe now used is also a fair index of the change In the use of material Ten years ago 5 5-8 inch casing weighing about 10 pounds per foot was considered O. K., today the same sized pipe weighs about double. The large sized pips say 10 and 12 Inch, weighs about 40 pounds per foot, and an English company used an 18 inch special which cost $7 60 per foot and weighed 100 pounds per foot. The facts are noteworthy In show ing the revolution In methods em ployed in securing Crude Oil from the earth. A few years ft"o, the mention of any such size or weight of ma terial such as Is now üßed in Califor- nia would have been considered ri diculous. The inevitable expansion of the Crude Oil Industry In California Is just starting In. and reports to the contrary, notwithstanding, it can safely be said, that there never was enough produced in the state to war rant any fear of over-pro luctlon. It was true that an inland district with out sufficient capital to lay a pipe line to the seaboard, can eell to but a lfmJted market. But now the scene is changed. For with the grid-iron ing of the state by pipe-lines, all pro ducing districts of any importance bare been put practically on tide wa ter. and upon this and other shores of the Pacific ocean are many people as anxious to buy Crude Oil and its pro ducts as California producers are to sell it California Crude Oil la the thing of the day Xerer before has the in vestor had the same opportunity of receiving large returns for money Invested aa is offered by the Califor nia National Crude Oil Company. You will hare to admit that you can make money by properly Investing In oil companies. Now what you wish to know la. “Is the California National Crude Oil Company the right Com pany?” It is beyond a reasonable doubt. The company owns its own land and la managed by conservative business men. When you consider the thousand of acres this company owns you cannot help bat be con vinced of the worthiness of your at tention and Investment. Supposing we only bored one well to the acre, and that well produced only fifty barrels per day, and the oil sold for only fifty cents per barrel, California National Crude Oil Co. SUBSCRIPTION I. w. HF.LLMAN BLDG., Lo. Angtle., C«l. BLANK Gentlemen: Enclosed find Dollars for which please issue me Shares of the Treasury stock of the above Corporation. Name Address wblch run will Lave to admit is a very low averaae all aroand, Jaet supposing this the case, can you not forsee the enormous income that will be derived from the investment? One acre would net the company twenty dollars per day. allowing fire dollars for running expenses. Fire thousand wells would net $lOO,OOO per day. $3,000,000 per month. $36.- 500.000 per year. Cant you see the possibilities? It Is so phenomenal that it hardly seems possible. Records will show that within the last three months one wall in Cali fornia has produced orer o million dollars in oil. Just think of It. one well in less than three months, has fornla has produced orer one million In oil. Not 5.000 wells, but one well ('ant you afford to inrest In a prop osition like that? The stock at this company la selling at 50 cents per •here. There Is no time like the present. Buy now. and take all that you can afford.