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VOLUME XLVIII?NUMBER 267. - WHEELING. W. YA., SATURDAY, JUNE 30. 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS.
PLUCK WITH ,
I BRAVERY WON
1 FOR SEYMOUR.
Little Army Withstood the Attacks
of Thousands of Heathen and
Be treated to lien Tslh.
CABLEGRAM FROM SEYMOUR.
Tlio Chinese Casualties Amounted to
Hundreds?Were Within Twelve
Miles of Peking.
LONDON, June 30. 3 a. m.?The adventures
of the hard fighting allies, under
Admiral Seymour, their reaching
Anting, twelve miles from Peking, the
decision,to retreat, the capture of rice
and immense stores of modern arms
and ammunition, affording material for
a strenuous defense, until relieved?all
tills Is told in a dispatch from Admiral
Frymour received by the admiralty at
midnight, which runs as follows:
'TIEN T8IN, Juno ?7, Via CHE POO.
June 29, 10:05 p. m.?Have returned to
Tien Tsln with the forces, having been
unable to reach Peking by rail. On
June 13 two attacks on the advanced
guard were mads by the boxers, who
were repulsed with considerable loss to
them, and none on our side. On June
14, the boxers attacked the train at
Lang Yang in largo numbers ana wua
great determination. We repulsed
them with a loss of about one hundred
killed. Our loss was five Italians.
"The same afternoon the boxers attacked
the British guard left to protect
Lofa Station. Reinforcements
were sent back and the enemy were,
driven off, with a hundred killed. Two
of our seamen were wounded.
"We pushed forward to Anting and
engaged the enemy on June 13 and June
14, lnfllctta* a loss of 175. There were
no casualties on our side.
Advance by Bail Impossiblo.
'Extensive destruction of the railway
In our front having made further
advance by rail impossible, I decided on
June 16 to return to Yang Tsun, where
it was proposed to organize an advance
by the river to Peking. After my departure
from Lang Yang two trains left
to follow on, were attacked on June IS
by boxers and imperial troops from
Peking, who lost from four hundred to
Ave hundred killed. Our casualties
were six killed and forty-eight wounded.
These trains joined me at Yang
Tsun the same evening.
"The railway, at Yang Tsun was
found entirely demolished and the
trains could not be moved. The force
being short of provisions and hamperk1
with wounded compelled us to withSraw
on Tien Tsln with which we had
not been in communication for six
Says and our supplies had been cut off.
Skilfully Retarded the Advance.
'On June 19 the wounded with necwsaries,
started by boat, the forces
narchlng alongside tho river. Opposition
was experienced during the whole
course of the river from nearly every
pillage, the boxers when defeated in
one village, retiring to the next and
skilfully retarding our advance by occupying
well selected position* from
which they had to be forced, often at
the point of the bayonet and in face of
I galling lire diillcult to locate.
"On June 23 we made a night march,
arriving at daybreak opposite the imrutrint
nrmnois (ihnvft Tlnn Tsln. \vhero_
after friendly advances, a treacherous
heavy flre was opened while our men
were exposed on the opposite river
bank. The enemy were kept in check
!>y rifle Are in front, while their position
was turned by a party of marines and
leamen under Major Johnson, who
rushed and occupied one of the salient
points, seizing the guns. The Germans,
lower down, silenced two guns and
then crossed the river ' nnd captured j
them. The armory was next occupied
by the combined forces. Determined attempts
to re-take the armory were
made on the following day, but unsuccessfully.
Immense Stores of Supplies.
"Pound Immense stores of guns, arms
and ammunition of the latest pattern,
Several guns were mounted In our defense
and shelled the Chinese forta
"Having found nmmunlrlon nnd ride,
Wo rmilri hnvfl hflfl nut frtr unrtt ilnv*
but being hampen <1 with large number!
of wounded, I sent to Tien T?ln for
ft relieving force, which arrived on th
Rvirnlng of June 25. Th" armory wn?
pv 1 untcrl nnd thf? forces arrived at
Ti*n Tain on June 20. We burned the
nil-:. r y.
laltlca t<> date:
"Iiritlsh killed, 27; wounded, 75.
Arm M'an, klll-d, 4; wounded, 2r..
F-.'Tth, killed, 1; wounded, 10. Meifr.finB,
killed, 12: wounded, C2. Italian.
^ 1. *: wounded. 3. Jnpanen killed.
v.onnded, 3. Austrian, killed, 1
VQUndel, i. Huffslan, Icflled. 10;
*ound? -1. 27."
Nothing Authentic From Ministers.
Th-re In nb? lut ly n'> nuth -.tic word
to the whereabout fl of th mernbor#
: tin u i ntstfh abundant
r'i "? fr- i Chi;: ? k uirc n ?.*;/ thnt
t!' v. i : if .i ! ' v da>K Th;.
' 'r1.; i;.| drcne r s 1 . ":i : :it t<?
' I' IT t 'SM -v i jqifry In kill.
fun?- .ai'l atUrmlng tha?. <h"
r til-! ; rot t k Thin
lh"> Th ii ! 1.1 ID), oAckM. Ii.ivlni;
r "'munl'-ltlftn from tlu*
The.e Ik no doubt that the Chin r.:
government fully recognizes what the |
safety of the ministers implies at the
present time, and fpr this season there
is less uneasiness about them."
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Dally Express under yesterday's dafe,
Not Much Faith in the Story.
"Chinese officials declare that they
have Imperial authority foc.statlng that
the foreign ministers left Pekln for
Tien Tsin via Pao Ting Fu, on June 2G.
They had passports and were escorted
by a strong body of Chinese troops. It
Is Impossible to verify this statement,
and the consuls here nr?? not disposed |
to place much faith in It.
"Jung Lu, former generalissimo ot
the Chinese forces, who was dismissed .
by the empress dowager when she
designated Pu Chun as heir apparent to
the throne, has pronfclgated an order
to nil vieernvs and eovernars nut to
obey Imperial edicts Issued since June
16. This Is interpreted to mean another
coup d'etat Is foreshadowed and It is
believed that a new emperor will be
Li Bung's Departure Prevented.
The Canton correspondent of the
Dally Telegraph in a dispatch dated
"The unexpected arrival of an edict
late last night from the emperor and
empress dowager prevented the departure
of LI Hung Chang northward on the
United States steamship Brooklyn.
"Arrangements for his sailing had
been quietly completed by United
States Consul Robert McWade and
Commander McLean, of the Don Juan
de Austnta. The possibility of a rebellion
In Conton and the Imperative necessity
of the organization of a properly
armed and reliable corps of 10,000
men, are among the chief reasons for
the edict detaining Earl LI. One hundred
und thirty pirates and boxers
were beheaded yesterday by LI' orders
to terrorize law-breakers. The United
States steamship Princeton has been
ordered to Canton."
Lord Wolesley's Gloomy View.
A dispatch from Shanghai of yesterday's
date, says the position at Chung
King Is very critical and that the
steamer Pioneer has been detained.
Lord Wolesley In an interview published
this morning, says:
"China possesses every requisite for
overrunning the world. She has a population
of 400,000,000, all speaking the
same language or dialect reodlly un- I
derstood from one end of the empire to
the other. She has enormously developed
wealth and still more enormous
natural wealth awaiting developments.
Her men, if properly drilled and led,
are admirable soldiers. They are plucky
and able to live on next to nothing.
Moreover, they are absolutely fearless
of death. Begin with the foundation of
millions upon millions of such soldiers
as these men are capable of being
made, and tell me, if you can, where the
end will be."
PRESIDENT OFF .FOE CANTON.
Numbers at Depot to Say Goodbye.
Hopes to Secure a Good Best.
WASHINGTON, June 29.-Presldent
and Mrs. McKinley left Washington at
7:45 to-night via the Pennsylvania railroad
for Canton. O., where they are to
remain for several weeks. With them
also went Secretary Cortelyou, Dr. P.
M. Rixey, the President's physician,
and a stenographer from the white
kn.inn Tkii nni.,11 nnnnnUil (ha nfll'ntii
liwuou. mi; |'ui uuuuf>?-?* ?
car Graasmore, forming part of the
regular express for the west, which Is
scheduled to roach Canton about 10
o'clock In the morning. Secretaries
Hoot, Wilson and Hitchcock, Postmaster
General Emory Smith, Adjutant
General Corbln-and Surgeon General
Sternberg, of the army, were at the station
to say goodbye. As the traU?*pmied
out the President appeared on the platform
?f the car and lifted his hattto the
assembled crowd, and Mrs. Mckinley
waved a goodbye with hpr handkerchief
from the oar window. The President
looked well and appeared to be in excellent
The McKinley home at Canton has
been thoroughly renovated and refurnished,
and thfc President hopes to enJoy
a season of comparative rest and
quiet before returning to the capltol.
Only the more Important matters requiring
his attention will be referred
to him and routine affairs will be disposed
WEST VIBGIJJTA WIRELETS.
Crushed by a Log.
EIKINS, W. Vu. June 29.-Theodore
Iirubakcr, aged 20 yearn, son of
David Brubnker. of this placc, was ,
crushed to death by a large log which
his team dragged over blm, near Cumberland.
Md. ^ 1
Merchant Becomes Insane.
PIEDMONT. W. Va? June 29.?R. C. i
Boyd, ft prominent merchant of Pick- ]
ens, attended the May term of the Ron- 1
| dolph county circuit court. On his ,
way hoin?> ho became violently Insane, j
H - was taken to the Weston Insane
Asylum, where he died.
Changes His Sheepskin. '
PIEDMONT. W. Va.. June 29.?A. L. ;
Lipscomb, late editor of the Tucker
| county Democrat, of Parsons; has hung ]
! bis political guu- to the other post and :
baa I an.-.j the Elisabeth Times, the ,
| only Hfpubllcan pap r In NVIrt county, (
; and will take charge at once.
*" Million Dollar Capital. j
j CHARLESTON, W. Va., Juno 29.? j
Srrv v iry (if ritH" Wiuitim O. Dawson
h i .i charter to P. Welty Co., 1
?.f Wh llntc, with $1,000,000 capital,
paid up, to conduct i wholesale liquor 1
and whisky manufacturing lumincnfl. 1
Thr Incorpotator* ar?' ' ' W. VVelty,
S 'mm'! W 11y, Ftos" WMty and Mnrk
r t Wclty. til of Wheeling.
Qirl- Tired of Home.
PJKDMONT, W. Vn.. Jur.o 20.?Pan?y 1
I, ! - \ (lauRlitT f John YV. Loggr,
:\v. I Io y ir*. vnU K<Sly, <1:vukU
tor i f John Kelly, iRml 111 yi*nra. ran i
.\\\ iy from h?m<? hen* la*t Turaday.
They Iff* ^ n ? on tlu> B&UImoru
fit Ohio, and arc aupponod to huv? ropo
to J-ihnatown, Pa. Th'* parent* art*
, murh worried, and John KHIy ha?
| Kin? on the hunt of the youthful runaways
3ur Citizens In Southern China
Given Guaranties of Safety Under
CABINET REFUSES TO ACCEPT
rhe Proposition?Want All Men of
War Withdrawn from Treaty
Ports and Acquit China.
PARIS, June 29, 3 p. m.?The minister
of foreign affairs, M. Delcasse, Informed
the cubinct council to-day that
the viceroy of Yunnan hud telegraphed
that M. Francois, the French consul,
ind his party, who left Yunnan-Sen,
fune 24, had reached Tong-Hal, half
n'ay to Tonquln, June 27, safely.
The viceroy, it was further announced,
had cuused the ring Jeaders ot the
nob which attacked the Francois
jarty June 7, to be^beheaded.
The French government. M. Delcasse
further said, was in receipt of a cable
Jlspatch saying the^vlccroys of Nantin
and Hankow guaranteed the safety
if foreigners In the central and south?rn
provinces, where order, It Is asserted,
has thus far been undisturbed.
Undertake to Protect Missionaries.
Later, It was announced that the Chinese
legation here had communicated
to the French government the text of a
Jocument cabled by the viceroys of
S'ankin and Hankow. June 27, which Is
in nirreement between the viceroys and
:onsuls at Shanghai, whereby, subject
to certain conditions, the viceroys undertake
to protect the missionaries and
foreign merchants In South und East
~hina. The document which was sent
for ratification by M. Delcasse, consists
of nine articles.
rhat Will Fight the Chinese Consists
of 80,000 Men.
PARIS, June 29.?A representative of
She Associated Press was informed toiay
that as a result of negotiations between
tho? powers, an agreement has
been arrived at which provides for the
naintenance of the statu quo, as regards
spheres of Influence and commer:ial
agreements, and also respecting the
mture of the guarantees and compensations
which will be demanded from
According to the understanding the
international army of occupation will
:onslst of 80,000 men. Russia and Japan
will provide 12,000 each; Great Britain
will provide 10,000 men; Prance, 8,000,
und Germany, America and the other
powers, 5,000 each.
The Russian army corps in Siberia,
which has Just been mobilized, will only
sross the Chinese frontier in the event
)f the crisis being aggravated.
Acquainted With the Terms of the
WASHINGTON, D. C., June 29.-The
state department also was made acquainted
with tho terms of the agreement
between the consuls and the viceroys
looking to the protection of foreign
interests in the southern provinces
in China. The first step to this
?nd was Indicated In secretary Hay's
cablegram of last Wednesday to the
\merlcan consuls in China, authorizing
them to take direct action Instead of
waiting on possible communication with
Minister Conger. Thus authorized,
Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai,
and probably several otly-rs In the
jouth began negotiations with the viceroys
and Taotis of their respective districts.
The outcome was the nine articles
of agreement. The text Is withheld
her# from publication, but It 1^
understood that its general purpose is
to^make neutral the Chinese treaty
[iorts at Nankin and Hankow.
Would be Under Protection of Chinese..
The neutralization would Involve the
withdrawal of foreign men of war from
the treaty ports and also of any foreign
troops or sailors, leaving to the Chinese
authorities nnd the residents of
Shanghai and the other ports the preservation
of order. At Shanghai, the
foreign settlements have organized a
yery effective home guard, so that this
port would be much safer as a refuge
for foreigners than any other In that
part of China, in the event that the
neutralization scheme is put Into effect.
Hie agreement Is believed to have come
to the state department through Mr.
SVu, the Chinese minister here, and Is
probably one of a number of Identical
notes addressed to the Kuropean pow
ers and to tho United States. Before it
pan become effective, It must receive
the formal approval of the govcrnmen
here, and to that end Who matter wa
laid before the eablnet at to-day's sess
Ion. As already stated, there Is pre
cedent for the neutralisation of tho
treaty ports In time of war, but the
conditions were never quite similar to
those now proposed.
Failed to Ratify Agreemont.
The eablnet failed to ratify the agreement
nt to-day's meeting. In fart the
document In Its Inception and various
stages of development was regarded ns
properly open to such doubt as to warrunt
the belief thiit the'foreign consuls,
us n body, certainly never entered
Into tho agreement. In addition to the
subjects above mentioned ns forming
part of the agreement. It, appears that
the confute bound themaelven i?> Acquit
the t.hlnese *overnro?nt of any responsibility
for rioting, murder and pillage
in the treaty ports If any foreign n
ship should enter such port Id viola
of the agreement. No safeguard
even interposed to secure the exe
tlon of warships whose commam
might be unaware of the state of
fairs In the treaty ports and the pr
bltlon against their entry. There
an apparer* conflict between some
the provisions, and, in fact, the wl
reputed agreement bore the appeow
of a rough memorandum which
cabinet concluded could never have
celved the assent of all of the fori
consuls, even supposing that some
them might have become frightened
Therefore no steps were taken eve
ascertain by direct inquiry of Coi
General Goodnow whether the ag
mont was authentic and he had si
ed it. It was simply assumed that i
had done so, he would have acquali
the department being in ready ci
pommunidation. So the matter '
OBEGON BUNS ASHORE
On the Island of Hoo Kie?Ass
once is at Hand.
SHANGHAI, June 29.?It la ropoi
here that the United States battlsi
Oregon Is ashore on the Is!and of i
Kie, In the Ki&o Tao group, fifty m
north of Che Poo and that tf Hteame
the Indo-China steam navigation fit
pany has gone to her assistance.
Corroborated by London Times
LONDON, June 30.~Thc Shanf
correspondent of the Times, felegra
Ing yesterday, Bays:
"The United States bnttleship Ore
went ashore In a fog off Hoo ICle
land thirty-flve miles north of
Foo. Messrs. Jardlne, Mathleson
Company are sending her assistance
The Cause of the Close of Many I
naces?Delay in Adjustment 1
Effect Prosperity for Some Ti
Wheat Failure Slay Cause Et
peans to Buy Corn.
NEW YORK, June 29.-R. G. Du
Co.'s weekly review of trade to-mor
The country* begins to fuel tne en
of Its new place among the nations,
fluences affecting Its business dui
the weak ranged all the way froi
boycott ut St. Louis to a war In 8r
Africa, and from sun spots to the r<
of Pekln. Drouths and sun spots ti
played their part before, but none
quite forsee all the results of defent
American rights in China. Political
lluences also tend to color current o;
Ion about most things In preslden
years. All these and other induct
work together to create a state of
certainty until the controversy is o
The long effort to hold nominal pr
for iron ut Pittsburgh has ceased,
the associations now recognize an c
market In which Bessemer is off*
at *19 and billets at $26. with grey f<
at $17. Scarcely a single transactlo
reported, buyers abstaining even n
than when prices were purely noml
and while there are many consider!
contracts waiting for a safe bash
cost of material, the problem Is a rai
difficult one. Over thirty furnaces
said to have gone out of blast, and w
some have been stopped for repi
many more will be Idle-for a time ?
wage scales for the coming year h
been settled with labor organtaatl
and with a proper adjustment of I
piles and prices to the actual dem
a heavy business Is possible, but di
at this season may affect prosperity
some time to come. With steel jhi
quoted at 1.30 at Pittsburgh, and
27 sheets at 2.9 cents, no general |
in business results from the sudden
ettnp in structural shapes.
Wheat Will be Short
Neither ofllclal nor unofficial accot
have removed doubts.about the wl
crop, and If It proves us low as an
tlmat, 4CO.OOO.OOO bushelH. the exten
which It may now be displaced,In
ropean consumption by corn will be i
The exports of whest and corn v
42U.OOO.OOO bushe!s*ln 1898, and 400,001
In 1899. nnd have been about 190,00<
bushels of wheat and 210.000,000 bus
of corn In the crop year 1900. but ni
ns large before, for In 1892 when 22o.(
000 bushels of wheat went abroad, tl
were only 7f>,000,000 bushels of corn,
nil recent estimates of production t
been so far distrusted, and It Is scar
good sense to base grave apprehen
on any so early In date, and the ce?
this year will show how unworthj
reliance some estimates have been,
four weeks of June Atlantic export
wheat, flour Included, have been
1)60.076 bushels, against 8,934.688
year, nnd Pacific exports 2,"">3.0"J8 bi
els, against 2,445?749 Inst year, w
corn exports In the four weeks h
been 11,986,244 bushels, against ll,48i
Inst year. After rising four ci
wheat closed unchanged for the w
nnd corn only V4c higher.
' Four Cents Decline in Price.
Another genera) yielding in price
wool of ^c to lc on many grades wi
apparently reduce the nvorage of
hundred quotations by Coates Brotl
about % cent, making 4 cents dec
since February 1.
Failures for the week have been
In the United States, against 181
year, and 21 In Canada, against 22
BIO STEEL COMBINE.
Effected by Representatives of
Per Cent Tool Manufacturers.
PITTSBURGH. Pa., June 2fl.-Rei
ssntatlves of 90 per cent of the cruc
of tool steel manufacturers of
country have been In session here
several days, completing arrangem:
for a combination of all the Inter
Into one concern. The result of
meeting Is the announcement I
within thirty days (unless sometl
unforeseen occurs) the combine wll
effected. It will be known as tho (
clble Steel Company of America,
operate under a Now Jertey charter
bo capitalised at 160,000,000.
Purchases a Hotel.
PIEDHONT, W. Va.. Juno 29.?J
Wilson hn? purchased thf* Rand<
hotel, nt Elkinii, W. Vn., from the V
Virginia Central Hallway company,
Movement of Steamships.
NEW YOICK?Phoenlca. Hamburi
phla (or Liverpool*
r MANY MORE
- NEW WELLS
? IN OILDOM.
inc.: The South Penn Company is at Laat
th<- Rewarded in "Dry-hole" Greene
1rc" County, and
,n" THE FIND IS IN THE GUSHER
re.-- Class?The Bear Influence Has Not
Ign- Been Lifted, and Higher Prices
fhc? Are Not in Sight
was There it no diminution in activity In
the great southwest district from which
regions come the bulk of production.
The volume of new work has not fallen
off to any material extent, nor from
" present Indications is there any likelihood
there will be soon. Results have
rted been above the average the last week,
?hip although not up to the high water mark
[foo recorded In the past two weeks. Since
illes odr story of the doings last week a very
r of important discovery was made In dry
hdte Greene county, Pennsylvania,
which will undoubtedly lead to tangible
results. In making this discovery the
South Penn Oil Company has had a
fhal iong an(j tedious hunt and the exper P*1"
lment has been a costly one, too. The
venture In question belongs In the catgon
egory of gushers, but It will have to
ls" produce big oil for a long time to even
Che up their dry hole account. And If thin
& late discovery turns out like other
gushers found in the past In Greene
county, no great amount of new territory
can be reasonably looked for, and
the Important results will be found only
?ur- In thD s,zc the wens mny
_ struck. This is the history of Greene
^ county territory and seldom have the
me* bright jiroapectB given by the advent of
lro" a big well been made good.
Big Pool Was Expected.
n & This was the case with the discovery
row of the big wells years ago on thr>
Emma Woods farm. It was thought
?B. when the first gusher wan found It
ring would open up a big pool, but after a
** a number of fortunes had been spent in
dlef drilling the result was only two or three
lave big confined to a small area of
can territory. This very Important find la
Ung the sole property of the South Penn
pjjJ" Oil Company and is located on the J.
itial Devlne farm and one mile to the east of
ices the old 13ristorla development. When
ver" 'flrst a,ruck the ,,ew venture started off
Ices at a twenty-flve-barrel per honr- gaff;
and and has since shown remurknble stay?ed
lnff 1ual,t,C8- 11 must be admitted that
>rge tl,e well's location and size Invest It
n is With more than ordinary interest and
lore importance and the talent will be
able speculating until the drill has told
i in the whole story. If this new discovery
ther turns out different than did the big
hile we"8 foun(l ,n ^e past, then Greene
ilrs? county's oleaginous history will be
mtil reversed, and an altogether new: chapiave
ter rocorded. The South Penn Oil Comjup
I?ny is monarch of all It surveys In
unci tins |jai uv.uinl iuiuuuu ui.
flay county, and will, as soon as possible,
ites test the ttrr,tory ,n the vicinity, at
jj0/ least of their gusher. They have aljain
ready started two or three more wells,
de" but as the territory is deep and the
drilling hard, some time must elapse
before the drill finds the level of the
leat pay Btruc,c *n their big well,
es- Bear Element on Deck.
It was hoped that everything oleser
aglnous was in the downward course,
that no more big walls In new terri31OOO
tory would be, found, but it seems
)[004) that tlje brilliant record of the past
hels three or four weeks must be maintained
for a longer time. Its natural tendency
will be to weaken valves and the
Rut bear element of the trado will avail
'a-ve themselves of the opportunity presentsion
ed* Ju8t n(>w thln*B are not looking as
tauH rosy as they-did.ln the "Wallace district,
f of Harrison county. West Virginia. From
s the way the big Whitman farm well
10- performed, the opinion became deeplast
floated that a large ccope of territory
*hu? PXiB*e,J here. and locale In any direction
lave you wou,t' ftnd ,n any reasonable dls5.598
tance from the RUBher. failure could not
cnts be possible. But here the drill has
eek' again verified the old adage, "All ia
not gold that glitters." The South
s ^ Penn people last week completed a
>uld rank duster, located only 2,000 feet to
on?> the northeast from the Whitman farm
hers gushur. The venture was considered
:,,nc well located by all well Informed flouth207
west operators, and a paying producer
last was at leaai confidently locked for.
la8t Results Completely Changed.
This result ha? completely changed
the aspect of the Wallace pool and if
an outlet Ib to be found from the bin*
00 well on the Whlttman farm, the hunt
must be nrosecuted for it inanother dl
pre- rectlon. Just where the pool will be
Iblo found remains for the drill to detertho
mine, and It will not bp many dayaunfor
HI more definite Information will bo
?ntn forthcoming, as there arp several wells
ests nenrlng completion In different dlrecthlfl
tlons from the KU?her. The Whitman
that KUBhor hns a dally record of over five
ilnK hundred bnrrels and Is over three
I be months old and In the aKKSegate has
>u- placed to Its account over $6f?,o00.
will Jumping Off Place Not Reached,
and Wolf Summit, one of the best little
pools of the southwest, was thought to
Hnua harm oU'urlV
oco, and that Its halcyon producing
ohn days were pant. Hut from the way J.
ilph M. Guffoy's tent well, located on the
Strothcrs farm, has turned out, the
^or Jumping off place han not yet been
reached. Thin well Is the most advanced
producer In the northenut extension,
and when tlrst struck mnde a
production of 128 barrels. If the pipe
jej linn gaugo Is to he relied upon. It has
c * practically given .Wolf Summit a new
lease of life and the pool's 6,100 barrels a
day production is very likely to be Increased.
There Is no let-up in activity,
especially in that section of the pool
that abends in good producers. As
defined there yet remains In the Wolf
Summit diggings considerable inside
territory to operate that will keep the
drill busy for some time to come. The
prospective work In Lewis. Harrison
and Gilmer counties Is being prosecuted
with much vigor, and" go where you-wlll
a wildcat ifl encountered. Corporations,
large compunles and heavy Individual
operators have in these counties large
scopes of territory under lease all located
upon well doflned gcotoglcal lines.
Thsy have faith In the future of this
* '?'??? '?il v?n? mm-onil In.
lurniury auu muu?c ?
to winter highly Important results will
have been determined. In Lewis county,
particularly, 1b the experimental
drill active, which Is the result of the
developments on the Camden tract a
longfwhile ago. but which, so fur have
never been productive of importunt results.
Strlngtown Still Producing Well.
The Big Injun sand diggings, west of
Strlngtown.ln Tyler county, continues to
yield line produc6rs, ranging in production
from seventy-live barrels to 250
barrels a day. The pull at Strlngtown
hah been long, steady and strong, and
from the large amount of territory that
Is new developed the drill will be kept
active for a long time without the development
of fresh territory. Since our
last report of operations in this pool
half a. dozen A1 producers were added
to the completed list, and some of them
have widened out old developments..
The Rlchwood Run district, In Wetsr?l
county, Is destined to cut a conspicuous
figure in the southwest developments,
nnd at no distant day will tiring forth a
much larger production than was ever
anticipated by the trade. At this writing
a resume of the developments of
?hn fsnrdon sand in this region cop
cluslvely shown thorp 18 already enough,
good territory developed to more than
furnish and steadily maintain the present
large dally average output for
many months. Fortunately for the
trade the territory in the Rlchwood
Run and Big Mills tract districts is
held practically by the South Penn Oil
Company and Jennings Iiros.' & Co.,who
are conducting their operations upon
a conservative policy. Should Jennings
& Co. push the drill here with the
same energy that characterizes operations
at Gaines, in the polar regions,
and the South Pen., do likewise In the
same locality, and also In the Campbell's
Run district. It would only be a
short time until the runs would show a
remarkable increase and the market for
crude a corresponding depreciation. The
fact of.the matter is, when the field situation
is looked Bquarely In the face,
there Is found to bo enough territory already
developed to meet the world's
demand for a year at least, without the
development of a single acre of new
Corresponds With the Sand.
The enormous proportions the petroleum
industry has assumed is simply
surprising and the wonder Is that a
market can be found to keep the stocks
from Increasing at a much faster pace.
A retrospective view of operations In
the Trenton rock reglonB presents about
the same state of affairs as are found
(n the eastern fields or the regions producing
Pennsylvania oil. Developments
are gradually expanding, and new productive
territory has of late been added
to the large producing area and if n
halt Is not soon called In pushing the
drill, the stocks will reach the appalling
figures of*years.ago. News this week
from the Texas field indicate that tbtB
faraway development is keeping pace
with the trend of events In tKe northern
and western fields, and is producing
enough oil to supply this markets of
the south and southwest. Of latr? drilling
has been attended with the best of
results, activity is on the increase and
the production on the gain. Prices,
however, are fairly maintained and
upon the whole the producer has but
little to complain of. Kentucky and
Tennessee, the tail-end of the oleaginous
procession, present no allurements
and Just at present there Is no rush of
nnxthnrn nnarntnri tn thnnit ennnv
climes. The wildcatter, however, 1h
stilt In evidence, but the steddlnR Is no
better than It has been in the past. Nor,
from a money-making view; is the producer's
path any brighter in Bleeding
Kansas, where he is pegging away in
the hope that better days are In dtore
fnr him In thn rwhoI hv nnrl hv Ar.
counts from California are rather conflicting.
A few Pennsylvania operators
who recently visited the oil regions of
the golden Plate, take a bright view of
the situation and say California as a
producer of petroleum, has a future.
Others take Just a reverse view of this
nnd say the whole hall of wax amounts
to but little and that half the stories
pent broadcast have no foundation
Showing the White Feather.
.The Gaines annex In Tioga county,
Pennsylvania, Is showing the white
feather, and the big boom inaugurated
by the bear element hns turned out to
be a boomerang. The big production
anticipated when the first two or three
gushers were round hns not, nor Is It
likely ever will materialize, although
the drill has been rushed to the utmost
limit. It has been demonstrated, as
predicted In n previous review, that the
(Jalnes shallow sand would not yield a
big production and that the wells would
not show staying qualities. All this ha*
come to pass and the score ot Gaines Is
a thing of the past and the trade need
havo no fcur of an over-production
from this, quarter. In Met, tho newpool
hns been a sorry disappointment
and many who madr reckless Investments
would now be glad to see the
color of their money jfaaln. Th?* big
producers have gone to pieces and the
producers at Oaln?'s arp now very ordinary
affairs. The production of the
gushers Jutvu dwindled down to mere
nothing compared with * their spread I
eagled advent, as will be seen by the I
gauges to-dny of the Blossburg Oil
Company's five wells, which are making
only thirty barrels production n day,
while the aggregate production of the
Wcllsboro OH Company's good wells la
only 220 barrels a day. Five and alx
barrel wells Is the story now, while tho
development of vast quantities of salt'
water has added materially to the 3
rapid downward course of |he new
pool, which had "died a-bornlnT 80 t0
Nothing In the Polar Begioxuk
Nor has the big things eventuated* In j
tho tVatsonvllle field that many thougltt
sure would, and Instead of gushers and
good wells being found, dusters ami i
light walsted pumpers are the rule.
Just ot present there Is nothing In sight
in the polar regions to cause the least
uneasiness. The Sugar Lake pool has
about been eornered and nothing more
of importance may be looked for from j
this section. In different localities in j
old Butler county a number of good j
wells were found during the post week, j
but they were nil drilled In territory ?
dug out years ago and amounted to r
nothing more or less than a scratch, &
and In a few day will be heard of no
more. Some little local excitement was s
created in the heavy oil district end of (
the Raymillon field In tne middle of %
the week, by the discovery of a new
well of unusual calibre on the Craw- (
ford farms, two and one-half miles and j
a little east of south from the ancient
town of Raymillon. The product Is of
ths Franklin heavy oil variety and the <
find Is lpoked upon as quite valuable. (
The latest report from the well to- j
olght Is that It Is flowing through th? t
casing, but no effective gauge has been
taken. The contractor was again made
glad by the reduction or another cut
vy me manuiaciuri'i? in iu? pnuw ui
cordage this week, which should have
been mado weeks ago.
THE FLAG SHALL WAVE
And the Law Does Hot Forbid Attaching
Candidates' Names to It
LONO BRANCH. N. J., Juno 29.Mayor
P. Hall Packer, of Beabrlght,
has won his fight against General Ferdinand
P. Earle, of New Tork. General
Earl took the mayor to task because he
tacked on the names of McKInley and
Roosevelt to an American flag and
swung it across the streets of Seabright.
General Earle maintained that
the mayor waa desocratlng the flag.
An act of Congress, he said, hud been
passed to put an end to the using of
the flag for campaign purposes.
Mayor Packer to-day, In order to satisfy
himself on the subject, telegraphed
the following inquiry to Attorney Gen* g
cral John W. Griggs:
"I have swung across the street an
American flag bearing tho names of
McXlnley and Roosevelt on the hot- I
torn. Democrats ordered names off, 2
claiming that an act of Congress forbade
It. Have I violated the law?"
Attorney General Griggs replied as
follows: "Bills concerning use of American
flags were Introduced In this and
other sessions. Nono of them has become
Mayor Packer said to-night that the
flag would wave until McKlnley and
Roosevelt were elected.
LIEUT. DRAPER DROWNED.
Sad Death of a Gallant Young Officer
Who Camo Up from the Ranks.
WASHINGTON, June 28.-General
MacArthur has cabled^the war department
the following account of the death
of Lieutenant Draper:
"Manila. June 29.?Second Lieutenant
Raul Draper. Tfcventj^hlrd . Infantry,
drownethon mooring of June*2?; . working'on
EMIft. lluxonifboilv.notlvptlrproAiured. 1
* 'MAC jfiiTItl? R.'' A
Lieutenants-Draper was .born July 24,
<1876. at4Va4l?y*^w,Jo\W(amI*sonved .
with the SixteenthilnTantry n**prlvate, f
corporal, sergeantrand first sergeant of v
Company-D, from July, 1897, to Novem- <
ber,.1899. He was serving In the Phil- j
ippine islands as an enlistod man at
the date of appointment as second lieutenant
of the Twenty-second infantry, i
and was continuously with hls,reglment
to June 28, 1900, when he was "drowned, j
BURNED.?The Mllaom rendering,
works, near Cheektowaga, New York, j
were burned Friday morning; loss, t
REJECTED.?At a meeting of the '
National Founders' Association at 1
Cleveland, it has been decided to reject 1
absolutely the demand of moldors for i
an advanre of twenty-five cents per (
oay in wages.
CONTROL. - The San Francisco
Chronicle gays that the Southern Pacific
and Santn Fe roads have perfected
a traffic deal that Is designed to control
e/fcctunlly all the passonger business
in the state of California, within ?the
territory of the two companies.
DISABLED.?The remarkable light of
the Bessemer Steamship Company, better
known as the Rockefeller llfet,
against the big iron and steel manufacturing
concerns of the country, to
maintain ore oarrylng rates on the
great lakes, has resulted In the patting
out of commission forty-fivo large
PETOTION.?Advices are expected at**
the papal legation soon, concerning th??.
petition which a contingent of Iowa
Catholics recently took to Washington'
for transmission to the pope and which
Archbishop Martinelll forwarded. ltn
pbject Is to secure the elevation of Fort
Dodge, where the petitioners reside, to
a bishopric Instead of Sioux City, as
the authorities In Rome contemplated.
REFUSED.?'The chancery court of
London has refused t<> grant the injunction
applied for by W. S. Gilbert,
the drnmatist, to restrain Jeanette
Steer, the American actress, from con- .
tlnulnj? the production, at the Comedy 1
theatre, of the former's play of "Pyg- *
malion and Galatea," on the ground (
that she had materially altered the
business as arranged by him. and an It
had been played under totl direction by
SAIL.?The transport Grant, which I
will Hall from San Franclsro on Sun- *
day. for Nagasaki nnd thence It Ik be- i
Moved to Che FV>o or Taku, will carry
800 men of the Sixth cavalry, which. Iij t
addition tn a hospital corps mndn up at f
the Presidio, 300 recruits nnd 300 mnrlne?,
will constitute tho force golnjr to
China. The Ninth Infantry and a fig- t
nal corps from Manila and the marine* ?
already In China will complete General
Chalice's force*, making 0,000.to 8,000 lu
'arty Divided u to the Adoption of
lixUtn to On*, and Warm
Times Expected.. ~
5ULZER VISITS COL BRYAN
Ind Leaves in a Suppliant Conditio^
Silver Republicans Want in tha
^ Same Boat with Democrats.
KANSAS CITY. Jun? 29i?Senate*
fonts, of Arkansas, chairman of tto?
^eniocnatlc natlunal commitXee,aarlve<ft
n Katuna City to-night, and In a brtef
ntervlew stated that ho did not thiol*
l specific .1? to 1 stiver declaration was
it'ccKsary If Who Chicago platform*vatf
He was asked the direct question if*#
ipeclfle declaration would bs made it .
he platform w:& adopted, and replied
vith a question:
"Would not the re-aillrmatlon of tha
Chicago platform the a declaration in
avor of 1? to 1? I vthink It would be.*
lie then added with deliberation:
"I don't think anytttfng will be adont d
by this convention that will be o
levlatlon so much as ^he breach of
lair from tho principles laid down in
he Chicago platform.
Means it's Literal .Adoption.
A reaffirmation of tho .platforra will
ncan tho adoption of evevy word and
etter In It, including the 16 (to 1 declara-.
lno. I do not believe that a) re-croaUorv
** ?> ?innir ai< nnv other la necessary
o make plain our position. If K Is neo:8s.-try
to re-stato the 16 to 1 .provision,
t would bo equally necessary to stdto
hat relating to the supreme government
by injunction, the incomer tax aod
'very other provision; for. If wo should
ilngle out one provision only and sped*
y tt there might be a claim that we did
lot mean to endorse the other features
n reaffirming the Chicago platform. If
he convention adopts tho Chicago plat'orm,
it will mean that every syllable
s endorsed. I do noUknow what form
he endorsement will take* but.lt vrill
nean everything It says." *
SULZEE WITH BETAN.
Stands Firm for 16 to 1, and Wilt
Work Earnestly ?for it
LINCOLN, Neb., June 29.?The vico
^residential boom of Congressman Suiter,
of New York, received .looakJmpetua
o-day with the arrival .of* that sen tienan
In Lincoln. Mr. aulzer came on
fhe morning train and ,remained until
ate to-night. Hr saidfhtB mission v&a
.0 talk with Mr. Bryan on matters peralning
to the success of th?*Dtmoc?*tia
party and continued:
"I have no higher ambltiontfn polities
:han to seo Mr. Bryac^ President, and Z
tvill gladly subordinate alltsny ambitions
to bring-that about. 1 am notf
seeking tho vice presidenttab nomlna;lon.
A number of my friendsHiavo'interested
themselves in my behalf and X
understand, are working for mo at
Kansas City. I-have? had&a plessaftfe.
Jay with Mr. Bryan and con say lot*,'enoral
way that we-dlBGUSSodMUbjenUjj
relating to tho*suoc?sfl of.th&^partMPln
ho pending campaigns"
Mr. Sulzemmld he \vojljW not btMMptsHod
with-a haJf heartad4reitprflifl?? otf
the Cbioago platform so tor
Inanoial plank is concerned.
"'If there is an attempt to evaderift&t
ssue," said /he, "I shall toko U?e;flooc?
rherc must and there wlinoe a-direct
?mphatic declaration for gilver at?164to>
L in the IC&nsas City platform."
"Is that *Mr. Bryan's sentiment?" b9
"I cannot speak for Mr. Brspa/' ml
In Sympathy .With Democracy.
KANSAS CITY, June 29.?The prorrammo
of the silver Republicans will
jo mapped out to-morrow when Chair*
nan Towne, of their national commit*
tee, arrives. It is expected that Sena-,
lor Teller, of Colorado, will bo temparw
iry chairman and that C. L. Brown, at?
[)hto, will be permanent chairman. Drymd
will bo nominated for Prestdent oca
.he same day that he Is nominated bjj
he Democrats. Tno silver itepuoncuns
votild like to name Towno for vice preedent,
but if the Democratic convention
should choose anothor candidate. It la
lulte possible that the choice will bo
*a.tilted by the silver Republicans,
Presiding Officers not Settled.
KANSAS CITY, June 29.?1The seletH
ion for presiding ofllcere of the convene
Ion has'not yet been determined. The
aalional committee will prepare the
lame of the tomporay chairman, who
vlll no doubt be endorsed by the contention.
So far as possible the comnlttee
will also arrange for the portna*
lent chnirman and available men for
hat placc will be canvnssed at the flrst
neetlng. Mayor D. A. Rose, of Milvnukee,
and Chas. S. Thomas, of Col>rado,
have been suggested for tern>orary
chairman and it is expected that
trie of them will be chosen. Kopresenative
James D. Richardson, of Tennes*
iao, has been suggested for permanent
Weather Forecast for To-day.
WASHINGTON, June ?>.?For Ohio:
!*alr Saturday atul Sunday: cooler in
fouthwpgt portion Saturday; fresh
For West Virginia: Showers, followed
>y fair weather Saturday; Sunday,
air; northerly winds.
Tho tomjwrnturp yestordny as observe#
iy C. Schnepf, ilriiKKist. corm-r Market
nd.Fourlocath otoeota wo# as Inilowa:^
7 a. "TSlM'h: m..... W
l?,a. 7 P-in .> SI
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