s M. a. SIMMONS' COLUMN.
Brug & Fancy
The Largest and Best Selected
'stock of Goods in Western
1T. Y. PHXCES
fee., for Medicinal Purposes.
PUR AND FIBST CLASS.
and Dye Stuffs,
Tbe ttieat assortment vr before offered op
Oil Creuk. -
AND WINDOW SHADES. !
Unm-passed lor beauty and originality of
deaigoa, cheapness and durability.
House Plants, &c.
TUB CHOICEST BRANDS.
rRESCRIPTIONS ARB PUNCTUALLY
COMPOUNDED AT ALL HOURS.
tW CE COOL SODA WATER FRESH
FROM TUB FOUNTAIN,
J3T Give me ;coU
KMBERT-S' PETROLEUM TORPEDO.
PETROLEUH TORPEDO GO.
Office at fke '
Red Planing Mill,
.Corner of Pine and Soeond Streets,
I (Near the Kaliroad,)
Owtng to tb targe and Increasing demand fbr the
Roberts' Torpedo., and the late decision of tbe
Commissioner of Patents In refusing to Wm. Reed
a patent, lid the decision or Judge If. C. GrtcT sus
taining the Roberts' patent theyibave LOWliKED
the price of their Torpedoes
TWENTf PBU CENT.
mi that crer? Operator can afford to try a torpedo
oeiore aoanaoning a welt.
The following ia the decision rendered by Judge
Grler on the twenty-second (42) day of September,
Its In the United State. Circuit Conrt at Philad.l.
phi. The case was anroed three days, by Charles
m. Aener 01 new iotk, v. w. i,a-as ana . A. rur-i
Tianee of Pittsburgh, for defendants, and George
Herding of Philadelphia, and George II. Christy, o
Pllttbnrgb, far plainuff.
OPINION; OF JUDGE GRIER.
As I write with difficulty I can only state the con
elusions in which my mind has come after a carefu
examination of this case. )
Tbe complain mt hut exhibited' atpatcntTdatcd
SfSth of April, imy This is prima fade evidence of
a good title, and pnts on the respondents the bur
den of proof that tbe patent ia void or worthless.
I need not repeat my remarks in tbe ease of Good
year vs. Day ( Wail. O. C. Kept SM.) but now
adopt them as affording a rule of decision which ap
plies clearly to the present eise.
As the Infringement of the patent is admit ted,
the only question will be as to the validity of com
plainants patent of April 5,18W.
"It was after speculation had been reduced to
practice " and alter repeated experiments, that the
complainant succeeded in overcoming'he prejudice
and ignorance of the people on the subject, and
persuading the public that his Invention was useful;
after ho had established its great utility and Talue,
and "when bis genius and patient perseverance, in
spite of sneers and scoffs," were completely suc
cessful, that Peed, who had before made experi
ments on the seme subject, and was unsucceet-fttl,
imagined that he had the best right to the Invention,
and after purchasing one or more complainant's tor
pedoe. he spoiled on the 1t of November, 1867,
for a patent for substantially the same combina
tions of devices and machine contained In complain
ant's patent. On the 16th of the enme month the
respondents formed themselves Into a company or
corporation called "The Reed Torpedo Com pro v,"
for the purpose of pirating the complainant's In
vention, and supporting the expense of litttration,
end thus defraud him of the fruit. Thcv have ne.-.
severed, even after the preliminary Injunction very
property grauieu uj nv .nt-.nv. uiiukv
Let a 'decree be entered forcomDlainant for a nor.
petnal Injunction, and a Master appointed to take
sa account according to the prayer of the bill.
a. v. utujitt, judge.
Not. The passage referred to by Judge Grier in
his former dccVon, a Wallace, p. 299, adopted as
applicable to this esse wss ss follows:
"U is usually uro vara, nu.w ij vwunuie aircov
ery Is stade, or any new machine of great utility is
invented, that tbe attention of tho pnblio bos been
turned to that subject previously, and that many
persons have been making researches and experi
ments. Philosophers and mechanicians may have
in some measure anticipated in their speculations
the possibility or probability of sneh discovery or
invention; many experiments have been successful
ly tiled, coming very near, yet falling short ot tha
desired result. They have produced nothing bene
flolal. The Invention when perfected may truly he
iwld to be the culminating point or manv expert
mon s, not only by the inventor, bnt by many ctb
ors. tie may have profited indirectly by the unsuc
cessful experiments and failures of other, but It
gives them no rlsht to claim a share or the he nor of
tho prottt of the successful Inventor It is when
speculation has-been reduced to practice, when ex
periment has resulted In discovery, and when that
discuvery has been perfected by patient and contin
ued experiments, when some new compound, art,
manufacture, or machine has bean thus nrodnced
.which is usefulto the piihlicthat the party making It
bseomes a public benefactor and entitled to a patent
MAua yet wnen genius sna paiiem perseverance
have at length succeeded, In spits or sneers and
scoffs, some valuable Invention or disco-ery, how
seldom ia it followed by reward 1 Envy robs him
of the honor, white specolstors.swlndlers. and pi
rates rob him of the profits. Every unsuccessful
experimenter who did or did or did not come very
near making a discovery now claims It. Kvery ons
who can luvent an improvement or vary its form,
clatnia a right to pirate tho original discovery. We
need not summons Morse, or Blanchard. or Wood
worth to prove that this Is tha usual history of eve
ry great discovery or Invention.
"The present case aods another chapter to this
long and nniform history ."a Wallace. O. C iie
purta p. m.
Tho'public ."eautloned against employing any
but the regularly authorised Agents of the Compa
ny since the Huberts Patent cover the use of the
Torpedo and all explosive msterlals for oil wells,
and tbe aw of each materials by other parties la a
direct, infringement of their rights. Any patties In
fringing any of the ROBERTS PATENTS will be
dealt with according to law, and aa acting willfully
and knowingly in defiance ot law and the decisions
of the Conrta
The Company havo re organised their business
with a view to accommodate Oil Men in every part
of the Oil Region. Tbev have employed the most
efficient Asents and Assistants that can be procured
forth, business. Each Torpedo Is labelled with
date af patents, together with the price of the Tor -pedo,
and sUned by an officer of the Company, so
every Operator wlshlmr a Torpedo may know its
price and wliother it came from our office.
'perators win comer a is-vor oy reporting io mis
Office anv negligence of Agents.
Tbe following named persons have been appoint-
e1 Agents and Assistant Agents for the Oil Heltons
oi reonsyivanie ana west Virginia.
JLIST OF AGENTS.
TiTTJSVIU.K, CHURCH RUN AND VICINI
TY STKPHBN AOOr. Office, Hamilton-. Cigar
More, address Titus villa, Pa. AssiataA, John Van
TITrUVIIXK, CHURCH RUN AND VIC1NI
MY H. II THOMAS. Office and address, Man
Ion House. 1 ltusville, Pa.
HIIAMKURO AND VICINITY GROROB IR.
IN. Office, Shiimhtirg; residence, Titusvllle, Pa,
Assistant, A A. West.
ENTERPRISE. l'I.EA8ANTVII,LE, BKAN
FARM AND P1TH0LB OEORGE W. VAN
VL1ET. Office and address. Chase House, Ploas
antville. Assistant, 11. I'. Huntington.
TIOIOUT"! AND WEST HICKORY CHAH.
CLARK. Office and address, Express Office, Tidi
onte. Pa, Assistant. K. C. Beardsley.
PKTROLEVM CENTRE AND VICINITY
I.KVI MASON. Office and address, Petroleum Cen
tre, Pa. AsslstrfUt, Charles Blackford.
TARR AND HLOOD FA RMS and District lying
on Oil Creak and Cherry Rnn. from Ktory farm to
Mef.llntockvllle JAiE8 HAUNDEKH. Address
'i arr Farm, Pa. Assistants. Luther B. Saunders,
Charles K. Cochran aud WHHani ilnyt.
MoCLIWTOCKVILLB, OIL CITY AND RENO
A. 8. WfBT. Adaies, Oil city or Reno, Pa.
Assistant. N. Mend
V ANKLIN, ALONG TnRALLFOnKNYRIV.
EH'. WILRKU ORiee nd address, Crnnklin.l'a
HCK"BG ASH, tisTEH FARM 4 PA.tRKiCS
LANUINU HItMIARD W. RKDVIBLD. Office
and addn ss Hrrnh?raw, I a Assistant, H. W. for
terflold, addn.s hnilenton, Pa.
W'-NT V1R.14NIA-C D. ANOFL. and T. T.
CO 'K Ati',ress. I'arkeent.nrg. w et Vlrulnin.
Uobvrts 1'otroleuiii Tttrpodu Co.
WINSOR BROS. COLUMN.
"Winsor . IB ros.'
MAIN .STREET j
PETROLELMJ : CEMltE,
DEALERS IN OIL WELL
TUBING AND ' CASING I
WORKING BARRELS Jfc.VALTES,
INN13 SUCKER RODS,
RIVETED JOINT SUCKER ROD
CISTERN & WELL TUMPS,
Every Description of supplies for
OIL WELL TASKS MD
STEAM k GAS FITTINGS
BELTING, PACKING AND UOSZ
SORB Y'S COMPRESSED BUNGd,
HARD J RE,
Drilling and Plain Laid Rope,
Oaknm, Nails, Axes,
I Table and Pocket Cutlery,
A fall assortment ef everything u;the Hardware
House Furnishing Goods,
IRON GATE, and .
Isam.pt:. Lantern. 4c Chimneys,
No. 1 Winter .trained
, Lard OH,
NO. 1 REFINED OIL.
CIIAMPIOX CLOTHES WBIKGERS
UN. SHEET IRON & COFFER
Repairing of all kinds dona with neatness and die
patch. .Especial attention given to
Steam and Gas Fittings
Purchasing with cash only, our facilities for fnr
mailing everything In our tin. are superior tt tny
other establishment In the Oil Region. We ave a
TIN AND BEPAIfl SHOP
Thanking our frloiidsfor tl.elr litx-ral putroim
in the ist, wc shall uxoux bi4t efiorts iio merit
is csulUiuauui. . Marsh I'll.
Oil efek Vmr Works.
CJIAKLES IlonsON At C.
Corner of Scnrcn & 'ciitro ruj., Knt
aide Oil CJroek, Oil t it), '
Dealers in Morris, Tasker A Co's
OIL WELL TUBING AND CAS1NUM
WORKINO BARRELS AND VALVES,
HICKER RODS, c
Kachinery for Oil Weill & Refiiieriei
BORINO TOOLS, PRIVINO PH'K. . . .
OIL PUMPS, COLD WATER TV Ml d(
Every dcecriptlon of
SUPPLIES FOR OIL WELLS AND R
Also, STOVES, TINWARE,
STKAM AIM t)iS FTTTIXG8.
BEL TJ.a, tA VKUta, anihOUt
HARDWARE, HOUSE TKIMMINtM,
Nails, Axes, Coffee Millr,
. Table A Pocket CnUnrj;
t Fall Assortment of Everything In the
Jiuse Tnnlshing Ooods,
No. 1 Winter Strained Lard Oil,
No. 1 Hetlned Oil,
Table an dDol Stbt
tliamjiion Clothes Wrini rs
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Wrtrr.
1 RepairiUK of all kinds done with ncatrcss an.
dispatch. Especial attcniiun giveu to
STEAM AND GAS FITTING.
Vfenave endeavored to merit the rati, At i
the public, aud shall use every exertion toiusm. it
Our facilities for furnishing oteryttun. In oo
line, having been greatly increased, In the eriMioi
of our New Ruildinir. arc in.
SUPKKIOK TO ANY OTHER KTABLISILM liN'l
augl-Sm. IN THE OIL KSG10N.
Enumerating slew of the particles te be
found at .
L. M. STERNBTJRG'S
Friends and patrons, one and all.
Your" attention to my "III" I would call!
Times are dull an money tight.
But In these times I'm looking for light;
To those who are building tigs wlthont number,
I would Inform this Is the place to buy Lumbar;
My motto Is this : -Hluick Sales and fmall rrnflt,"
For business is bealtby and I think much of It;
In quality my Lumber Is second to none,
And as for Shingles, I keep No. 1 ;
Some may not look at It in the light I do,
And for .Lose I have a quality No. 2;
And to those who are particular as some may be,
I still have another quality called No
I have good seasoned Lnmher. Dressed np nico,
Which I will sell at a low cash price;
8uch as Flooring, Cellini and Biding, both Konnh
Lath, Battens and Surfaced Lumber, all of the
I also have Rtg'Lnmbsrof all kinds,.
At prlcos to compare with oil and hard limes;
All kinds of Timber kept constantly on hand,
And a box of Cigars of a very good brand;
My facilities for selling are snrely without number
I always keep good teams to deliver good Lumlrar ;
So If you want Lumber, Rough, .Dressed, Soft or
Yon will find Just what yon want at L II B'a Lum
The New York
HA W. PARKER have fitted up a new build
. lng on
On Main afreet, Onposiltc the
And intend keenln? what PAtw,ij,iim fen,. h
ong needed, a ftrst-e:nss Moat fl'urkut. Only tli
CHOICESTAND BEST ME A 7
will he kept. It will linnr aim to serve our r.us
mors with promptness aud U thuir ouliru anil
Eeptlotf. JJ. & yy. PARKE 11-
It 112 RAILWAY." " ' "
1400 MILKS CNDBK HO. MILKS WITHOUT
ONE MANAGEMENT. OlIANOKo COACH Kg
The Broad Gauge, Double Track
BETWEEN TUB .
aim TBI .
WEST' AND SOUTH-WESTr
THIS RAILWAY EXTENDS FROM
Cincinnati to New York 800;'lflile8.
Cleveland to New York 625 Milet,'"
Dunkirk to New York 469 Mifts
' Buffalo to Hew York 423 Miles,
Rochester to New York 385 Milet,
am m raejsj
tSS"22 TO 27 MILES THE 8H0RCEST
New and Improved Coaches are mn from Clndn
natt, Dayton, Urbaim, Marlon, (Ailll'm, Mansfield
Aslihind, Akron, Cleveland, Warren. Headvill
Ouuairk, Buffalo and KoUtter to ' .
New York Vlthont Change.
ONLY ONE CHANGE TO BOSTON.
n snd after Monday, May Mi 1HTO, ttalna
will loavo Mead111s at tbe following hours, vli:
FRANKLIN BUANCIIUoIug outh.
Meadvtllo, 6 45 a, av, 11 i8 A , t.40 r. , ,,45 A w
rrflnlllln. 7 Aa II t Ml IS i. a.. ..
Oil City, 8,!M I'ts- jj .
FRANKLIN BHAnCiI-IoIiik Norths
Oil cty, 10.19 a at , 9.00 a, at., S.l r. m., o.fl . -.
Kraiiklln,n W ,4U 4.U0 " ,,J
Mtalr)lll.,SOt. It, J1.S3 A. s,u. at. n,te
Q in a. m. Air rvnum.
excepted, forl'l.v.innd, t'icnlni.atl and tho Wtt
and South. Connects nt Clarksvllle. ?undnva
.j.iru. mi nnrwii nrwcnsiie aim fittsiiurKh- Mt
f .envLttaliM.n r.. VAn. l-i . . ..' '
iT i r"i t. .1 "? Maroo: at Ueve--
'""J"''!1 Shore Railway, fnr the West end-
li.no 7"' "'ynoa.uounysraceptMl. lur Al-
.... . ..,,,.r,-.,.u1i, vruniia. witn 1'ttts-
bntyh, 4'lticinnsti and ht. Isiuls hallway tor Indlsn.
apolis, and at Cincinnati with tbe Ohio
r,,.,., web iMuu sua tne south and
Sleeping loarhrs-sro sttached to this tialn at
HornelLriit.. runultitl.,h ... il.....i-.. :
n.30'A. HI. VVBUVV Ulll .
sxeepted, for I lovelanhnd the West and Virt'ii--
eat. Cmmicts at ClarksWIle for hsron, Nvwiw
L? ""E I '.'""'"'J'.'K .'.'"M Cleveland with Lsk.-
atlOr. UailWnv fur the Wnl nnri K..l. U . ..
wily, lor the West and North W..i: and at Clnrlti.
e.ii n i.h , ne. t oho .iiississippi Kailway forst
Ijouia and tlie South and Hiiiili. West.
..A Sleeping Conch Is attached to this train at N.W
1 ork, running through to C incinnati.
11. 1t a. 1W-- arv.nuunr. .mM.
excepted, ror lavtrt.bttr ud Way Stations, con
necting for on igjtom.
it.njt I. 1r. vunan. m.m .
MUN, daily. .:."Z 7 VVU""UUA-
celtid? ' WAY FilEIGH7 Butxlays ex;.
1 I. slf1!' - A..!W. l.Tnilfviiin vni.t.n V...
.".as i ii i.m av. i n r.rv CiftMVa .
ro, a-rto? .i K,.,..X: i. """'"r- ."
fnrWiHiMinirporu H.rrWmrjr. I'tUlndelphlannd Hal-
and cit73 1M"wo ",1U -
A HUfTlltlW Pdfas, fa ntlnnhnJ al I. s . r..
. , K ...... lr. lf 1 1 sa iriiin mi til.-
eiunntl running through to New iotk.
R. CM B. nar. fTVervviT. r-r-T,,.. .. .'.
e , - - . ..-.io,. n..v.-nnr-.soany
Sttndnys excepted, c .nneting at lliNglinnipto'i for
Albany and the celebrated summer resort, Sharon
if i i i.T " ur" wr """"ni and sll .Now
A KIa.I. . f t. I- ... . . .....
. , . 1 " "",; ! nuacnwi minis tram at
Uuidville running through to New York.
2.30 A. III. NKVT TOTfir TtAT .vnrjv..
d. i y, Mindnys excepted. Cunneetsat (ireat BenJ
with J).laaie, Ijijkuwanpa A Wwtern Railway
ror Scranton, and at New York wtth Miduleht Ex
press iruiu of Now Jersey Railroad for Pblladel.
A Sleeping Coach l attached to this train at
Cleveland, running throiiL'b to ilori ellsvllle, bom
nesting with train having n.w and Itnproved Draw
ing Itoom Coaches attached, running through t
1.40 P. ML, ACCOMVnnATinw u,t .
excepted ' '
3.40 A. in. Arrmturmifriiv
(5,4 S A. in. WAY FRSinnT. I.'.,, '
copied. .. . ...
Uootort Snd New Pnclanit Pmhhmmb' n-ltl. ihml
Rari;ai'tt. are traii.fj.rr.4l kvituu nw iiAumvi..
1 lie beat ventilated and most luxurious Sleetilnir
coach, tar i THE WOKLD-m accounianv ail
night iraias on this Railway.
1 sr The Erie RnKwny Company has opened a
ew ferry from thUii- .u,r.evfM,tt iia,w, ti... r.,i
ol ld St., Nuw YorK.thas enahlfiigc passenuers to'
re ich the npsor portion ot the ujty without Hie ex--pense
aud auuoyanae of a street caret an omnibus
SS . Tile scenery alon. th .ntlrn wnnte id Ih. ICrln .
Haihvtkv is of t ho most nictiirosoua anil lnnutlfiil
char 'or Admirers of Natttie's beauties, in a.
diiyllsrht Journey over this Line, wIM And its ever-
cnatiKini: iniiasraiHia sul)jecta or continual, admira
tiou and iuterest. f
BaeifaKo Checked Through i
And fure always as low as by any other Route,
ASK FOR TICKlflS Y1A ER1B RAILWAY
tThlnti -nnn lw n.l..ln.A .a uli Ik. D.I...I...I fnl.l.t.
.... mn m .lutnuim ui ran inn riUUiIHtl
Omcett tu the U'.at uutjfeoinb WrV.
f, 50 Ft n' ,onT EXCESS, dnllv.ror
t lew.an, Cincinnati and the West and ou'tit
(orrtieetsat LeavUisbure. Sitndms exevntil. for
lnttUL'stowni at Cleveland with I'u- m,!,,., uu
iVU, H. IMKlf,
h D. KU'L.KK, tiv'l l'tw0Aa,,
Gtu 1 kSup'i. j.a K), lKTU.
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