The petroleum output in s&utnern California now amounts to about 45,000 barrels a day, and it is all consumed upon the Pacific coast. It was diseovered about ten years ago, and ias been In use for about five years. A tank steamer runs regularly between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, carrying refined petroleum to the latter market The Southern Pacific runs its loca trains by Oil. and it is also consumed as fuel in several manufacturing establishments in this section. There is no smoke and no einders. The locomotive tenders on the Santa Fe road are big tanks, and the engineer feeds the fire vith a key.