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THE ENTERPRISE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1889.
8 BURNS 1 (JKkiJ Petrolia, Pa., YIWel by a S weep- . . ing Conliugraiion. A Once Thriving Oil Town Almost '' ' ' Clotted Out of Existence. Tn Store, Bank end Hotel AU That Bamata of th Hasinas Portion -.Mora Than Forty BnUriluft Destroyed, t , Butler, Pa.. Deo." S8.'-The little town of Petrol!, fifteen miles north .of here, onoe the seen of the liveliest oil happenings in the country, wm deso lated by a fire which started . at three o'clock Sunday morning and raged fiercely, helped by. a high , wind, until the entire buainoss portion ol the town was destroyed, a blow from, which the place will doubtless never recover, and its seven hundred inhabitants will seek new place to live in some other oil town. The fire originated In Klingen smith's store and swept np Main street, oonsumlng the frame bnildings on both Ides and reaching back to side street, making a clean sweep of ruin among the stores, dwellings and hotels. The town had a tire department which responded promptly, but the water plpea were dogged up and refused to do their service and the flames bad it all their own way until they died out for want of something to burn. The buildings were all frame affairs two stories the lower floors used tor business while the upper were used for dwellings, and of the whole business community there are now left but two stores, a bank and hotel. Owing to the inflammable material in tbe buildings the rate of Insurance Is high and the owners in but three or four in stances had any Insurance, so that the loss, which will reach between $38,000 and 9100,000, is a total one and the ma jority of the sufferers lose tholr'alL No lives were lost nor any injurlos re ported. " ' V ,', ... The heaviest losers are: C. M. Bur nett. Central Hotel, 97,000; J. M. Hawk, two buildings, HOOO; E. P. Chesbro's store,' 110,000, insurance, 95,000; H. A. Rllngensmith, 90,000, lnsuranoe, $2,400; Poster's drug store, 93,000, Insurance, 91,000; D. Jamison's store, 98,000, partly insured; Dorobert, 90,000, small insur ance; Masonio Ball, ' 95,000, fully in jured; Campbell A Byers, livery, 93,000, lnsuranoe, 9500. Among the forty Kir more buildings destroyed were the Episcopal church, poet-offlce, Western Union and National Transit telegraph ffloes and the Oil Exohagge. : 'a COULD NOT KEFUSE IT. The Onr by an EnclUh Aril (lira t of ' 01.800,000 for an Kxtenalre Manulact ' aiinf plant Is Accepted. ,R(chvoni, Ind., Poo. 28 Eeocntly a voosatlon ' was oreated by the' report that Gear, Scott ft Co., the largost man ufacturers here, - employing several hundred hands in making engines, -thrashers, etc., had sold out to an En- crlla), mvnninmtM . Tn Aanv fchla (1A mm. piny published a card saying they had declined the tempting offer. It is now rumored that the syndicate has again offered them 91,800,000 for the plant, pending the purchase of aeveral other large oonoerns of tbe kind, and they have decided to accept the offer, which is practically five dollars for every one they have invested. Fatally Injured In a CollUlon. Hastings, Neb., Deo. 29. A St Joe A Urand Island freight train orashed into a liurllngton A Missouri passenger train Saturday, wrecking both engines, shaking up the passengers and Inflicting Severe injurlos upon several train men. James Martin, a brakeman, was caught in the wreckage and can not live. The engineer of the passenger train Jumped and fractured bis ankle. His fireman, 'James Cablll, was shockingly mangled and can not live. Hat With a Teniae Storm. New York, Deo. S3, The steamer Britannto arrived here yesterday from Liverpool. She had an unusually rough passage and for five days was surrounded by storms whloh caused the waves to wash over her decks. The bridge was -washed away and two lifeboats were stove in. . A sailor had one of his logs broken and several other men suffered slight injuries. The storm caused great alarm among tbe steerage passengors. t All Qulat la BrailL New York, Dec. 1 The steamer Lassell, whloh arrived here yesterday from Bio de Janeiro, which port she left Deoember 1, report every thing qnlet there. Her captain says there seemed to be the best of feeling between tbe civilians and the soldiers. Business was going on without interruption and the general feeling was one of security. A general election was pending in which great interest wm being takon. Jail br Caaalaf Har Danf Mar's Death. , Orhxobh, Wis., Dec. 93. Late Friday night Mrs. Mary Goodwin, while intoxi cated, hurled a lighted lamp at her six- , teen-year-old daughter, striking her on the head and infllotlng s bad wound. Tbe oil from the lamp was scattered ever the girl's clothing and speedily Ig nited. Before the flames could be ex tingnlsbed the girl was terribly burned about the faoe and back and will proba bly die. The mother is In jalL Kaockod a Bailor Overboard, New York, Deo. S3. The mate of the ahln Bobert B. Belknap, whloh arrived in New York harbor yesterday from San Franolsoo, is in irons, charged with hav ing knocked one of the seamen over board and causing his death. He will be turned over to the United States . Marshal of this district. pa ward Ottered for Am of Lyncher. Uppeb Maslbobo, Md., Dec 88. At Sspeoial meeting Saturday night the county commissioners ordered thst 9500 be offered as a reward for any evidenoe leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons connected with th lynob Ing of Joe Vermillion on the morning of December 9. , Thoasaads af Idle Jflaers. Shamoeik, Pa., Deo. 93. Owing to tbe stagnation In th coal trade th Luke Fidler and Garflold collieries have shut down. The shut-down throws 1,500 more miners out of employment Eight thousand ere now idle. INDIAN GHOST FEAST. A Ceremony He!:! In Great ileverenoe Among the Sloox. Not long ago Beveral hundred Sioux Indians held a grand "ghost feast" in the vicinity of Fort Lincoln, Dakota, and the few whites who witnessed the ceremo nies were highly interested. y , ' ' ' This curious feast Is held in great reverenoe among the Sioux, but it will soon be abolished by order of the In dian Bureau, and, like the great 'sun danoe," be burled with the traditions of the past i c ' .' The feast s given by the relatives of those who have died or been, killed in battle. At the Fort Lincoln feast there, were Blx "ghosts," represented by six stakes about four feet in length, set np in the ground within the medlolne lodge. ' . .-.' A piece of buckskin was sewed over the top of the stakes, upon whloh were marked eyes, nose and mouth,. to rep resent the head. Fifteen Indians, with the big medlolne man of the village, were seated in a teepee, smoking, but rarely speaking to each other. Some live coals were brought and placed before the medicine man, who threw upon them wild sage brush, and holding some pemmloan in the smoke ohanted a weird song.' Little ohildren were brought In and given this meat to eat, and some had their ears pioroed. The pemmloan was also given to the others in the lodge, if d some was placed at the foet of the ghosts. " i ' i , Outside the lodge hundreds of In dians were gathered, forming small, circular groups of a dosen or so, buoks, squaws and ohildren in their respective places., Around the outside of the medlolne lodge horisontal poles were placed, and to these the presents which the ghosts were to distribute were suspended, con sisting of blankets, legglns, beaded moooaalns, tobacco bags and eagle feathers. After remaining for some time In visw they were removed and placed about the ghosts In the lodge. The relatives now entered the lodge to commune with the departed spirits, and the presents were distributed to the favored ones. - . - The squaws sung and cried, and made great exhibition of their grief. They cut their flesh with knives, suffering exoruolatlng pains without a murmur to appease the wrath of the evil spirit, so that their loved ones may be joyful in the happy hunting grounds. ' Upon the conclusion of the feast the lodge waa taken 'down and the naked ghosts left standing. ' WANTED A SOFT SNAP. ; How the Attraction of a Military Lire War Suddenly DUalpated. Recently, says the Pittsburgh Times, a man slightly under the influence of liquor approached the guard standing at the door of the recruiting station of the United States army, Penn avenue, and, addressing the soldier, said: "Is this the place to enlist in the army?" "Yes, sir," replied the uniformed gentleman. "I believe that I would like to enlist and go to the Allegheny arsenal at Law renoevllle. That is a pretty nioe plaoe, and I think tbe soldiers have a pretty soft snap." "But why do yon want to join the army?" asked the soldier. "Are you la trouble and wish to withdraw from the world and drown your sorrow in tbe quiet life of a soldier, or are yon out of employment and disheartened?" "Neither of these," sail the applloant for army honors. "I bare been a hard working man all my life, and now I want to take a rest and I know of no softer snap than to be a soldier." ."Well, now, just listen one moment and I will explain the matter to you. In the first plaoe the chanoes are ten to one that If you enlist yon will regret it within three months' and then wish yon were back in Pittsburgh. There Is no way of getting back until your time is expired, and if yon desert andoome back yon will be retaken, court-martialed and sentenced to undergo impris onment at hard labor for five years. None but those of long servloe can get an opportunity to come to Pittsburgh and be stationed at th arsenal or re cruiting stations. ' Yon would be sent West, and be compelled to do sentinel duty at the camp, and be out in all kinds of weather, with no beer or whisky to drive out the frost and dampness." i "Well," said th applloant with sur prise, "if that Is the case I do n't believe that I want to beooms a soldier. I am very much obliged to yon for your In formation. I shall go back to my trad and cut stone. Good-bye. If yon find me back here again kick me out, will you?" ' . With these words h left, but earn back again and asked ths guard to come out and have a drink. Nothing damps th ardor of applicants for military hon ors more than to describe the realities of soldier life. - ; ' A Surprised Book-Buar, The Maine Farmer tolls a story of an old-time trader in Augusta who long Blno passed away. Happening Into a book auotlon sal in Boston, his atten tion was at onoe attracted to the taking title of a book whloh the auctioneer was then offering, and which h an nounced as "Saving Interest" This was just the book he wanted. Turning to a friend he remarked that he had probably lost hundreds of dollars in in terest, and if there was any way to save) It h wanted to know it So he bid a good round sum and th book was knocked down to him. Judge of tL surprise of th old man when on open ing th volume and reading it full title he found it to be "Saving Interest in Christ" ' ' , . . V ' To-Sorrow is or Will Be. . Either sentence Is grammatically oor reoV Some hypercritical purists olalm that the sentence "To-morrow is Fri day" contains an incorrect and illogical use of th present tense, but good usage and common sense sanction this form. T) present relation between to-morrow and Friday Is definitely and absolutely Axed, and th present tens may be properly employed to designate It Christmas Week Finds us ready with Men's and Boys' ' w E .A. :r . Mufflers, ' Neckwear, Gloves, i 1 Handkerchiefs; &c "Water I Water! a If so, call on er address .. WELLINGTON. I am sinking 30 and Inch wells, warranting water or no pay, (or 11.25 per loot In depth, walled with beat hand brick. Price reduced when not warranting water . (481 ITCHINGs-3 disease, from a eommon Pimple to tba worst caw of Sorof u la, can be cured by tbe use of HludbllUar, (be new vegetable Blood Purl- . Dor. Internally, and Cola's CarbolUalva, the Great Skin Burned, externally. - Bludbllder Is a concentrated vegetable extract and possesses wonderful tonlo, alterative aod blood purtylng qualities. It renews and enriches tba blood and through It roaches every part of tbe body, Imparts life and vigor to all Its functions and strengthens and builds op tho system. It Is tba best known remedy for all Soroidmu ComjinlnU, Xryrlpela. Eetema. Bailt, Tumor. Uemf rial Fottoning ami CoartUuMnnal Vuor&tr: Blotches, ftmpief and KnipUoru of Uu Skin, Bhnunattem, and all diseases caused by n Impovarlsbed or eorrupted eondiUon of the Mood. Small doses and pleasant to take. Price tli Blx for ft. Prepared only by J. W. Col Co., Black Hirer rille,.jvi. mm The Best and Purest Medicine Jl ever made. sV fh will r4Mi tH HiimorwtVrtm vrnr kCeTYrrteiai, sW4 mike ywur akin V 'ysV .Ua. a.rwt tusuwath. 'Thfkaaw M yy mr Vur keutt ll ft rVVareoaoaed ly Impure; . w BV f .av aranaraww bbb V remnviMl lnaabort!' u ya aw i leaod ok1'' M grei, blood mi I amsIL--AnlTlt ftrwwiful. It Ll the' MiL4AiL 'I'r ft. I MnM aa.HI has M(mfnA. M U QI TOUT VrMIIsw It yV are snBMnr from KU old age, uae BULPIIUB tUl'lKiU. iney uotot xau our. Rend I S-oeot Stamps to A. V. Onlwar ft Boatea,Ma , tat beat aieukal work BublUluxlf MILE8' WEEVB 4 LIVES FILLS. An Imporiant disenvrry. Tlicy set on tbe liver, stomach and bowrla through the nerves. A new principle. They sj dllr cur biliousness, bad taste, torpiil liver, piles and oonlpnllon. ' pUnrtld f,,r men, women end children. Hnmllent, mildest, surest 30 dotes (or Vi cents. Samples free at E. W, Adums. i'Jij-49 Useinland Orn Giital Clothier. WM fell? ::r:;-SP Announcement Facilities have to be in- creased to accommo date the volume of business. Desires to extend a cordial invi tation to the people of Wellington and vicinity to visit bis new quar ters, in the Emerson block, next to J. S. Mallory & Co's store on the north side ot ,: PUBLIC SQUARE. Since his opening on the north side of Liberty street, one year ago, he has been greeted with hundreds of people who oome daily to trade, and as the result of " the - increased multitudes, he has been forced to secure a more commodious place. An attempt to enumerate the ax tides he has in stock would be folly, hence a few of the more staple articles will be named: A complete stock of Groceries and Provisions constantly on hand, he selects his own Coffee and roasts it; Fresh and Canned Fruits; Im ported and Domestic Cigars; an excellent line of the best brands " of Tobaccos. His stock of HOLIDAY GOODS is complete and will be sold at exceedingly low prices. HislfiDeparineit will be under the immediate su pervision of Wesley Brinsmade, who is ever ready to give attention to customers. The fixtures are all new and the finest in the city. Thanking ' tbe people for, their very liberal patronage, you are invited to visit the new store. - .1T.P.I10BX2TSO2T. THE OLD, RELIABLE AND CROCKERY STORE op. BOVVLBY & HALL; Is now in complete holiday attire. The most elaborate show of confectionery, and of finer . quality than ever seen in Wellington. Florida Oranges, Cali fornia Grapes, Port Si mon Bananas, Cape Cod Cranberries, and Nuts from all quarters of the GHobe. Chesapeake Oysters Of any size, from the most cele brstbd oyster house on the con tinent , Th9 Best Coffee That grows on earth, roasted by ourselves and unequaled- in the market outside the largest cities. Apples, turnips, squash, popcorn, extracts, cocoa, chocolates, con fectioners' sugar, oliyes, pickles of all kinds, and an endless variety of seasoning materials, that are used in making up a holiday din ner or supper. When you want to get np a TONY meal for a wedding, family reunion, ' oyster supper, anniversary' of any char acter, or any special occasion, you - should come to the . Reliable Grocery House, where yon will get just such goods as are neoeesary for the occasion. We have a more com plete assortment and better dis- Slay of china, glassware, lamps, ecoratod and plain tableware, than ever before. Nobody should think of purchasing anything in our line before visiting our store. BOWLBY & HALL. Nervous Derangement rnd Cons- Avoid Ihe doctors bill before it Is to late, by keeping convenient tfslvstibn Oil, wbicb is liie greatest psln destroyer ex tant. Price 25 ceuts. ; , ; MI jests tt team, wbo never frit s wound" sod be csn afford to lsugh at tbe horrors of rheumatism, who never bads touch of its quality. But it seems tbst the time hss come for a universal lauijh sice It Is known tfint Salvation Oil cares pains of all possible kinds. Do You Coat, Pair "Pants, Test? Will sell you 25 per cent, less than regu lar prices. Ladies' Cloaks -and Newmarkets, At cut prices. Don't wait until after the hol idays. Now is the time to buy them. BOOTS, SHOES and RUBBERS Are awful cheap. '" Call and be convinced, . ; v ; ' at the store of 1864. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, "WEUIiTCrTOIfcT, OIIXO, CAPITAL 100,000.00. " SUEPLLS 17,000.00. Does a General Banking Business, Receives Deposits, Biys and sells New York Exchange, Government Bonds, etc. Drafts Issued on all European countries. ' S.S.WAENEE, President. E. A. HOBE, Cashier WM. CUSHION, Jr., Ass't Cashier. . , . . 8.8. WARNER. ; . .' CW.H0RR. 8.K.LAUNDON. CHRISTMAS BBLI.S Are ringing out the news that you can find ; For all at the V FURNITURE ROOMS A. Q. &e.'L. COUOH. .: Call and see for yourself. ; 4 '. , O Pmttit9 V(UVt 'f W ! 'mt n jo rnrpnt IKS 1 J km unnia nsoi)io d 08 poi iu iiiiau ttuuo udauiinoud a iajnnr iin.iuiiB nimnL n , . nzmlaAut tqmnmi i1n turn MtiiDq au j iq itosrioosCTNiKna m io wmri m n suiaJ TVf V fArtfl fiaira almost, luun in the Union, are rivintr mnnt ATnallant. .tiur.nfmn T different styles as shown below. mo. x u one passenger uart wiin a slat bottom. Wo. a is a one pass enger Cart with a sduare body in plaoe of slats. No. 3 is a two pass- encer Curt with a alnt Wiftm. Xn A. ia n--4 - square body in place of slats. DHuiuo uouy wim ciobou up oaci ana witn dox lour inches deep with opening on top. This is a Pole Cart , T. DotAKoT LOOSE'S EXTRACT PLOVER e 1 JcEwxzasrz 6 1 Blood Purifier. IT OUXiirij f'ancars, H imen, larrn, Ukr, Swtlllnra, umora, AbacravM, Rlood PoUoninf, Ball kbaum. Catarrh, Kry.ip.lM, Khauroatlam, and all Hlsod ana Skin UiMatea. ' 1'aioa, 1 pnr Hint lkxila, or S Bottles tor ll ; 1U 'U Solid rxtrart 2 AO 4. M. LOOM HKD CLOVKR CO ' Patroiu Hloh. Blbbard'i Rheumstlo ByruD cures rheu. msUsm by striking at the seat of the dls esse and restoring the kidneys and liver to healthy action. If taken a suQlcient time to thorousblr eradicate such nolson.it never iaiis. For sale by E. ;.W. Adams. 2 f?TY(Gsi ISJis a. . Want a W m.Rinin ger. 1869 R.A.HORR EDrVARD WEST. BMimm - ' jwioiK.j i.l. 1 t..ia n. pi No. 5 is a two passenger Cart with Tftllnres In T.ifn Pnonla fall In minr araa Tn lni.!n... In moraltv. In reldrloo. In hnnlnM am! ' in health. A weak heart Is oiipq hii tin- ; suspected cause of fsilure In life. Il the v ' blood does not circulate properly In (he lungs, tbeM is shortness of bronth, aHthma etc.; In the brain, dizziness. liaWlie, . eto, i In the stomach, wind, pain, Indices. , nun, isiDi speiw, etc.; in the liver, tor plditv congestion, eta. Pain in left side, shoulder and stomach Is caused by heart strain. For all these maladies Mr. Mil!' New Cure for the heart and lunus is the best remedy. Sold, guaranteed and recmn- J mended by E. W. Adam's. Treatise free. MAEVZLOU ENDUHANCE1. The vest amount of labor performed bv tbe heart In keeping all portions ol the body supplied with blood is not generally known. It beau 100.000 times and forces the blood at the rate of 104 miles lnv which Is 8,000,000,000 times anil 5,150 miles In a 111 lime. No wonder there are so many Heart Failures, The flrst symptoms are shortness of breath Vtinn exercising, psln in the slue or stomach, fluttering, choking in thrust, opnrdwion' then follows weak, hungry or smothering snails, swollen snklos, eto. Dr. Franklin Wiles' Nbw IIjcakt Ciihb Is the only ruli able remedy, bold by E. W. Adams. ,