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[ NO. 2 SISTERSVI LLE, TYLER COUNTY, w! VA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1898. -T1 Terms? $1.00 Per Year, in Advance J H. McCOY, Editor and Proprietor. I OIL NOTES. THE OIL MARKET. Tiona $ 75 Pennslyvania 65 Barnesville 55 Corning 48 New Castle 40 North Lima 46 South Lima 41 I Indiana... <11 | - If you are looking for gilt-edge stuff. I will k sell royalty in two farms near the Smith and f "Within .soy feet of the MereJith well iu the Jug oil held. T. J. ANDERSON, 1 ntf J Masonic Temple, Wells Street. Y The Elk Fork and Jug pool are ? breaking honors even at the pres ent stage of the game. In point of activity the former pool is in the /lead, but the fact that the Jug pool is just making its advent into the oleaginous world makes develop ments in that locality extremely in teresting. Our report of yesterday concerning the Victor Oil and Gas L company's No. 1 Armstrong Smith at the Jug has been confirmed by Mr. L. C. Wilson who is now at the 1 well. The lowest estimate of its production is 600 barrels per day. This is the natural pioduction of the well and makes the future lor that field still look flattering. The South Penn Oil company had struck the gas in their Reppart No. 1 this morning, and had shut dowu to move back the boiler. This . will cause the well to be delayed, and its completion will not be ef fected before late evening or to morrow. The other wells in that , locality are moving along in the even tenor of their way, with no f . special feature to report. r p The Elk Fork pool yesterday placed another very creditable pro ducer to her already long list. Treat & Crawford's No. 8 J. T. Farrell is the well in question, and is cred ited with a production of 200 bar rels per day. The Elk Fork Oil & Gas com 1 pany have drilled the W. J. Hill No. 1 through the Big Injun sand, and found that formation barren. The Hill Oil company should get the sand at their No. 1 1 J. K. Hill tomorrow. The Elk Fork Oil & Gas com pany are due in the sand tomorrow [ ^at their Nos. 8 and 9 J. K. Hill. The location of these wells makes ) them very important, and there ! outcome is anxiously awaited by the talent here. PLEASANTS CO., W. VA. On McKitn creek the McKim Oil company are still at work trying to get the c asing out of their Holdren well. The casing stuck when they were putting it in, and they can neither move it up or down. Jennings & Co. are ready to drill on the Samuel Bailey lease on Mid dle Island creek as soon as the ma chinery can be got on the ground. Mallory Bros, have drilled their well on the J. S. Smith lease on Long Run into the first sand It shows considerable gas with a little oil. Snee & Co. are naving bad luck with their well on the Cotton farm. They have a set of reaming tools fast, for which they have been .fishing for several days. Taylor & Co. have moved to lo cation No. 2 on the W. H Smith . lease, and will drill at once. Reese & Cox are through the sand with their No. i on the Jen nings lease of the W. H. Smith farm, and have a show of gas and oil. It will be shot and tested at once. Johnson has got to work on the second hole on the Stewart & Rey nolds lease on the Vaucluse Pike, having lelt a string of tools in the first one. / * Capt. McLaughlin is about ready to begin drilling for Cox & Camp bell on the Rebecca Reed farm on ? French Creek. Dunham & McKeon have located and will drill a well on the Samuel Barkwill farm, adjoining St. Marys. This well is located at the foot of the hill back of the school house and drilled to the deep sand, as contemplated, should be a fair test of the territory. x YOU ALL KNOW THIS HOUSE Furni ture, Carpets, Rugs, Stoves, Hard ware, sold for cash or credit. We want to get acquainted with everybody in this part of the country. So when in Sistersville make our store your headquarters, i( doesn't matter whether you buy or not, we are always glad to see you. ?? ;;j . SMITH BOtSHAR, The Sistersville Home Fnrni^fiA. No. 3 on the Gallaher estate will be drilled as soon as water can be had. The Jennings well o.n the W. H. Smith lease was shot Thursday af ternoon and will make a ioto 15 barrel producer. ? Oracle. ? r* DODDRIDGE COUNTY, W. VA. The well for oil on Jockey Camp will be drilled to the Big Injun sand this week. The string of six inch casing was put in last Thurs day. The South Pen Oil company is shipping a large atnount of oil sup plies to Smithton. Work will socin begin on the Mc Millan well on Israel's Fork. The Murphy Co. is drilling the two wells for pil in doddridge coun ty; one of f the V'm. Ash farm, and the oth^r on the Mclutire farm on Klk Lidk. It is also drilling I Hardman I#o. 53, in Tyler. The boiler at the well on Jockey Camp, exploded last Monday morn ing. On^ of the men had fixed up the nre uiider it, and had started back to tjbe engine house when the explosiom occuried. He was lifted over two oil barrels and landed twenty /or thirty feet away. He was scaldedj by the hot steam, but his injuries; are not dangerous. Fences were b?own down, fragments oi iron were scattered over the hill side, aud things were torn up in a gener al maimer, but luckily no fatalities occnrted. Thp oil line from'Braden Station to Jarvisville bursted on Red Lick run recently. Several barrels of oil escaped before the leak could be stoppjed. The little twelve year old i/oy of Preston Davis, thinking he c^uld have some fun, set it on firej and before it was all consumed several joints of the were destaoyed. Ttyis little piece of mischief will cofet some one a considerable atjuount of money. Boys maddle t<$o much. ? West Union Herald. f A WILDCAT NEAR WEST UNION. ( Things are becomming mighty interesting at the well which is be ijng drilled by the Carter Oil com - pany on the A. K. Clark farm two ijniles east of this town. Alreadf trwo heavy streaks of gas have beeuj Struck and they also found a fai Showing of oil in the lime. Ever t>ody is watching for the strike the sand, when it is hoped a heavy flow of oil will be the re sponse. All the land for miles around is under lease and some royalty has also been soiu on the strength of this well. Prospects are good enough already to insure the drilling of other wells in the terri tory. ? West Union Record. A VENTURE AT TOLL GATE. Our friends at Toll Gaie are somewhat agitated over a test well which is to be sunk right away. The rig is up and finished, and an engine and other tools are expected daily. The well is located on D. G. Ankrom's farm, and Mr. Ankrom is said to own a one-sev enth interest in the company, which is called the Central West Virginia Oil company. It is said to have i, 4.co acres under lease and wants I more. The well has a peculiar feature in being the sixth one iu a string on an air line from Mole Hill to Ox ford, a distance of iS miles. One of these wells, that on the Flanna gan farm, was sunk to the Gordon sand, a distance of 2.900 feet, but beyond a strong flow of gas it was dry. If the Toll Gate well should come in in good shape it would start things in this neighborhood. ? Pennsboro News. Ten miles below Pomeroy on the Ohio side, Gallipolis parties are put ing down a test well in Gallia coun ty. They expect to get oil in the Berea formation, and are now with in 200 feet of the right depth to reach it. From Monday's Daily. The operator is now confronted with an obstacle which is almost as disastrous to field operations as the low market. The roads have again been made almost impassable by the late rains and unless a freeze up comes again the oil men will be compelled to take a vacation. The Hickman Oil company, com posed of Bruner, Wilson, Boeshar, Smith and others, let the contract for the- hauling of the machinery for one well on the Hickman heirs farm at the Jug for $r,900, almost one half of the cost of a completed well in the Klk Fork field when the road is in good condition. A well at thejug when completed will cost now more than $6,000 and it can readily be seen on a 65c market the operator is at a disadvantage and can only drill to protect farm lines. The Victor Oil and Gas compa ny's No. 1 A. Smith at the Jug is still making 20 barrels per hour will put an impetus on operations in that locality. The South Pcnn has recently made three new locations and the Victor has made locations for their Nos. 2 and 3 Smith. With the Hickman Oil company's location it makes a total of six wells that will be drilled ai once notwithstanding the great cost that will be attached. The reports given out by D. S. W. to the effect that it is Maxton sand territory is wholly untrue and only misleads those who are unfamiliar with existing conditions and take his report for granted. It is real Big Injun territory, and is so conceded by those who are developing the territory. In that locality the Cow Run sand is found at 1,100 feet. The Maxton at 1700, the Keener at 2,000 and the Big In jun 2,050 feet varying of course to conform to surface elevation. There has not been a well in that locality completed yet below the 2,050 feet mark, and shows con clusively that it is Big Injun sand. The Klondike Oil company ex pect to complete their No. 1 John Johnson by the latter part of the week barring further delays. The South Penn Oil company's No. 1 Reppart to the southeast of developments at last accounts was showing up for a gasser. Deeper drilling may be the means ot yet finding oil but if such is tnfe result the talent here will be treated to a surprise. The Elk Fork pool continues to lead the southwest pools in field A > / ? . \ work and production. While de velopments in that quarter are not characterized by the usual hustle and push of former days, yet enough is being done to keep the production up to its maximum out put. A great deal of work is now awaiting improved roads, and as soon as supplies can be taken out at a reasonable cost a general resump tion of operations will ensue. The operator is now simply en gaged in protecting lease lines and is doing no drilling whatever. The W.J. Hill well has been drilled through the Big Injun sand, and is a duster. ? The Elk Fork Oil and Gas corn many have completed their No. 9 J. K. Hill, and .it is showing up light from the first pay. Their No. 8 will be drilled in today. The Hill Oil company is due to day at their No. 11 J- K. Hill, 100 acre tract. Treat & Crawford's No. 8. J. F. Farrell is still doing about 150 bar rels per day. Tie South Penn has completed another well on the Boreman & Strauss 1 ,000 acre tract and have a 150 barrel producer. The Eastern Oil company ?fl the rig for their No. 2 M. A. Gofrell completed and will start the drill some time next week. i Drilling has been resumed at Capt. J. T. Jones, No. 1 J. G. Bennett beyond Conaway, after a shut down ot several days. The Wilson run pool is looming into 'prominence again and a great deal of work is Ueiog started asirip.. from that which is already under way. The steamer Orion yesterday took a load of heavy supplies from this point to Matamoras for that field. The Fisher Oil company drWed No. 1 Edwards deeper on last Fri day evening which materially im proved its production. It is yet credited with making more than 20 barrels per hour and a pool oi con siderable moment has evidently been tapped. The same company have the rig for their No. 2 com pleted and the rig timber has been placed for their No. 3 on the same farm. The Carter Oil company have the rigs completed for their Nos. 2 and 3 Edwards and are reported as having driven several more stakes. Tne wells in that locality are pro ducing from the Big Injun sand which adds significance to the pool's future. An important test will be made by Washington, Pa., capitalists on the Walton farm, at a distance of a mile ahead of developments to the northeast. The rig is reported completed and drilling will com mence at once. This is the most important location since the com pletion of the Carter Oil company's No. i E J wards, and it will be an object of much interest until it is completed. It is reported here that the at torneys for the Elk Fork. Oil & Gas company in the suits that have been pending before the supreme courts for almost a year, have notified their clients that a decission will be handed down on Monday Jan. 24. This will doubtless be good news to the members of the company, ns they have been in suspense for a long time as well as paying out a large sum of money for receivers and other unnecessary expenses which arose out of the litigation . Yesterday was void of sensations in oil circles. Monday's quiet was in evidence in the several pools and it will be the later part of the week before the several pools will present any features of interest The Hlk Fork Oil & Gas com pany's Nos. S and 9 J. K. Hill are the only wells in the Elk Fork pool that are drilling in the sand, and as far as could be learned today at noon they will both be light. Their No. 9 will be drilled to the second pay, and there No. 1 8 should have been completed in the first pay yes terday. The bad roads and low market are having their innings just at this time and field work is painfully lacking in activity. The South Penu Oil company's No. 1 Reppart at the Jug is a duster. , It is not known how deep in the sand so far but it is not probable that oil will l>e found. This loca tion is southeast from their Mere* dith No. 1 and would not be a favor able indication for an extension in that direction. The north is the most likty di rection and the attention of the talent is concentrated on that j point of the compass. The Hick- i man Oil company's location on the ; Hickman heirs is in that direction as are the Victor Oil company's location on the Armstrong Smith LATER. A message from the Jug at two o'clock this aiternoon is to the effect that the Reppart. is not dry as was supposed. At Oy Upet in the sand salt water was encountered. It is flowing about 4O&$ltrf0tls of salt water a day mixed with oil and it is thought when che water is exhaust ed it will make a fair producer. OURE BLOOD Is the foundation *? of P WWRW ^fcrsfipariHa make* the blood pure, rich and nourishingnnd gives and maintains good HEALTH* Tou uir Mam Demi. Charles Colemen aged 2 q, and single, died at his home on the east side last evening oi perioU The funeral services have not y*l been arranged. Broke Her Ankle. Mrs. Pat Carr, of Charles street extension, fell down stairs yester day afternoon, and broke her ankle. Dr. Kahle was called and rendered surgical aid. She is now resting easy. The <;reiife?t lilM-overy Yet. W. M. Repine, editor Tiskilwa, 111., "Chief," says: "We won't keep house without Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption, coughs and colds. They do not ask you to buy before trying. No other rem edy can take its place in our home, I as in it we have a certain and surp cure for coughs colds, whopping f' cough, etc." It is idle to exptri | ment with other remedies, even if I they are urgfcd on you as just as good as Dr. King's New Discovery.:*-/ They are not as good, becat&e this * remedy has a record of cun^s and * besides is guaranteed. It never fails to satisfy. Trial bottles free at D. A. Hendershot's drug store. TWO WELL lilOWX YOl'Xti PEOPLE or riilM Cl i J Wnl In Jfoitndavliu To liny. Mr. Mike Brady, an employe of the Carter Oil company, and Miss Celia Emmet, of Brown Betty street, ' w tic quietly married in Mounds ville this morning at n o'clock. Rev. Father Boice, of the Catholic church, officiating. The wedding was very quiet and only a very few of the immediate friends of the contracting parties were present to witness the ceremony. The young people have the best wishes of their many friends. After a brief honey moon north they will return and make Sistersville their future home. When bilious or costive, eat * Cascaret, candy cathartic, cure wuarameed, ioc, 15. E. M. Treat, of Washington, Pa., is a business visitor in the city this week. ?' vf * j