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Weekly Oil Review!
formerly&tyler democrat, j.H, McCOY, Editor and prop'r.SistersYille.f. Va SUBSCRIPTION, a months, in Advance, $1.00 " ' 3 " " " 25 Kntered at the P. O. at Sistersville as Second class mail matter. WEDNESDAY JAN. 26 , 1898. There are no new developments in the county seat, and every one is anxiously awaiting the final conflict which can not be long averted. There is an epidemic of suicides at the national capital just now, but unfortunately none of the con gressmen seem to have caught the contagion. f No wonder Dr. Talmage can say such nice things about sailing over the sea of matrimony when he is so infatuated with it that he takes tbe third cruise. Mrs. Lease has gone into the life insurance business. The man whom she tackles is a goner from the start. She will certainly do a land office business, if she goes at it like she does things political. One of these days the congress of the United States will run away from the bosses, and we will have some action that will do Cuba more good than all the charity that is now going that way. One hundred and twenty-five torn neck-ties and the prospect of a duel seems to have been the extent of the damage done in the recent riot in the French chamber ot dep uties. They are getting in good shape in the vineyard country to have modern political conventions. Uncle Sam's men of war are grad ually nearing the Cuban shores, but are yet too far away to exert any moral influence for the protection of American residents on that island. After a lot of them have lost their lives at the hancs of a Spanish mob, the war vessels will reach Havana, and the regular course of diplomacy will be resorted to for damages for the sacrificed lives. Such is the protection Amer icans in other lands receive from their home government. There seems to be a ray of light coming to the miners of this coun try from the recent meetings in Chicago. We trust that the reports may be fully realized, for if there is a class of hard working people in this nation whose condition should be improved, it is the min ers. They work harder and under more unpleasant circumstances tor less money than any other group of American toilers. The people should pay more for their coal, and the addition should go straight to the tables of the miners, which are never over supplied, even in pros perous times. Something over three months have elapsed since the "markets of the world" have "justified" Joseph Seep, the Standard Oil company's purchasing agent, to pay but 65 cts. per barrel for producers' credit bal ances of Pennsylvania oil. The arrogance with which the price is dictated, and the excuses rendered for its remaining at such a low level is a mockery to the in dividual rights and manhood of oil producers, regardless of locality. In the upper oil fields the con tinued low prices is driving many producers to bankruptcy, and in the lower oil fields they are fast be ing reduced to slaves of the monop oly, and their properties are being reduced in value to such an ex- 1 OP THB MERITS -OF AVER'S Cherry Pectoral would include the cure of every form of disease which affects the throat; and lungs. Asthma, Croup*. Bronchitis, Whooping Cough and other similar complaints have (when other medicines failed) yielded to Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. tent that many are obliged to sell them to the agents of the Standard at a sacrifice, and much below their real value. Field conditions do not warrant the low price, and the markets for refined oil certainly do not "justify them, notwithstanding Joseph Seep's self-explanatory letters and published statements to the con trary. It is a commendable and noteworthy fact that just such per iods of depression as now exists in the produciug business, has been the means of arousing the producers to action which will afford them protection in their property inter ests. The project of organizing the different independent companies originated during times of very great depressions, and at times when the oil producers were very poor and driven to dire extremities. From these independent compa nies have grown the great pipe line system which they now control. This system of pipe lines has been steadily pushed forward in spite of oppositions and obstructions from the Standard Oil company, until now it is a perfect system extend ing far into the interior of the Penn sylvania oil fields and within a fe\% miles of the seaboard. It is the only rival of the Standard Oil company that has been able to withstand its merciless attacks. It is the beliet of the managers of these pipe lines that a more thoroughly perfect sys tem can be made and a more per manent rival of the great monopoly be established by pushing the sys tem on to the newer and more pro lific fields of West Virginia. The Review is of the opinion that nothing can exceed the im portance of the full success of this project to the oil pioducing inter ests of West Virginia. In the five years of warfare which the Stand ard Oil company has waged against the independent pipe line interests and the independent oil producers, the managers of these interests have strictly adhered to the one proposition ? advance. It is more with this purpose that they com mit their enterprises to the sub scription of the producers and roy alty owners of this prolific territory. It should not be lost sight of that every barrel of producers' oil run into the pipe line system of the Standard Oil company increases their wealth by a pipeage revenue of 75 cents per barrel (including local and seaboard) and every barrel of oil directed from the Standard Oil company to the lines of the in dependent iuterests increases the strength and capital of those enter prises. Measured with the hopes andde sires of the sanguine and ardent, the achievements of the independ ents may not have reached the high pitch of their expectations, but when the magnitude of the move ment entered into,the obstacles and difficulties which they have had to encounter, the power and unscrupu lous character of the Standard op position with which they have had to contend is considered, the work during their short existence has certainly brought about results that should satisfy and encourage every reasonable mind. Producers everywhere have rec ognized that without these interests they must have been plunged into the depths of apathy and despair, but now they feel they have some thing to fight for and something, which if they can successfully sup port will free them from their con dition of servitude to the onipotei t monopoly. The gage of battle has now been thrown down and the whole world, which at first looked on with curi osity, is now interested in extend ing sympathy and support to the weaker but determined indepen dents. If then ever there was an enterprise that needed encourage ment and support for their un daunted pluck, unslackened zeal, and undiminished effort, it is the independent pipe line interests, and it is gratifying that so many of our producers are responding to their call lor financial aid that they may extend their lines of battle to the fields where they are most needed. Croker has complete control of Greater New York, but still longs for some recognition from the titled aristocracy of the other country, and will go back with his bank ac count and his horses to cringe for notice from some of the blue blood ed sports of the English Isles. We thought that Croker had a little sense of the proprieties, but it seems that he is utterly destitute of such a commodity. There seemed to be a little timi dity among the would-be municipal officers about launching their booms. It is hard to tell just what the people are going to do this spring and perhaps this causes the hesitation among the aspirants. Jos. Dome & Co, I I The quality of whatever you may cIioosh from this store of nearly sixty departments is so w?-ll knowD that quality comment is unnecesr-ai y. We will there fore direct >ou to some inter esting prices and values made possible b> our JANUARY CLEARANCE SALES. which are now goinj: on and will continue throughout the month. Fancy Colored Suitings Thnt were $1.00 and $1.25 at this store of lowest price- at 68c a yard Another lot of Fancy Suit ing tl. at were 65c to 85c a yard, will be cleared at a special price of 38c a yarn. Black Dress Goods Fanco weaves that were selling here I tofore at 75c, S5C Bnd |i.oo the yard all ? go into this January sale at 6oe a yard. Also other remarkable values in fine Black Dress Goods at 25C. 35c- and 5?c a yard. I Silks. The values iti Silks during this Jan uary Clear. net Sale are the greatest known, Si'ks that under or dinary circumstances sell at 75c, 85c and $1 a yard for 55C a yard. I At times when impossible to come, write to our Mail Order Department and we will make the selections for you, giving you the same advantages as the customer at our counter. Pennn Queue, PiUsburg. COUNTY SEAT BUDGET Middlebourne, Jan. 25, 1897. The old town has settled down to its normal temperature and mud, and ail is quiet along the Potomac. The "Bastile" has twelves in mates now. Deputy Ireland brought two in yesterday, C. C. -Hays and his brother on a capias. The storm, Sunday, wrecked sev eral boarding houses and two or three speakeasies in the Elk Fork field, blowing them off their founda tions. Charles Carpenter met with a very painful accident. While driving a team for D. Morey & Son, near: Wick, he accidentally stepped on 1 on a nail and it ran into his foot just back of the big toe, making an ugly wound nearly through his; fopt. Hqjis much better and is able , tq walk about some. Dr. Rymer is not much bettter I Mrs. Clemenza Swan, who has been confined to her bed for two weeks with pneumonia, is much better, and is now able to sit up. The well on Wesley Weekly on Muddy creek being drilled by Clint ( 'I ? ? Moore and others, has in the six and-a-quarter pasing and will be drilled in the last of the week. This territory has never been tested, but was always looked upon by old op erators as good territory. One of the oldest maps made by a Phila delphia company years ago laid it , down as one of the places in Tyler j county where oil would be found, j On the same map Sistersville was ! marked as another oil field which 1 j turned out to be true* We hope it; will also be true of Muddy creek. Clemenger, the jolly oil man, has come back to the Hotel Morey I after some weeks absence on busi- j ness. The Tyler county Star has j changed owners. K. S. Boremau j has sold out to Otho Barnes of this place and it will be edited and pub lished by the new firm of Smith St Barnes. Mr. Boreman lias always been a very conscientious editor and well liked by his patrons. The new owners are young men with energy to spare and will keep the Star up to date. The Middlebourne bank will or ganize February 5 and elect officers. The Sistersville and Salem Rail road company organizes January 29 and will be ready to push the building: of the same We need the road and let everybody put their shoulders to the wheel and the road will be a sure thing. Consumption Positively C'nrtd. Mr. R. B. Greeve, merchant, of Chilhowie, Va., certifies that he had consumption, was given up to die, sought all medical treatment > that money could procure, tried all cough remedies he could hear of, but got no relief; spent many nights sitting up in a chair; wps induced to try Dr. King's New Discovery, and was cured by use of two bottles; For past two years has beeil attend ing to business and says Dr. King's New Discovery is the grandest rem edy ever made, as it has done so much lor him and also for others in bis community. Dr. King's New Discovery is guaranteed for coughs, colds and consumption. It don't fail. Trial bottles free at D. A; Hendershot's drug store. ??? * It is rumored that O. W. O. Hardman and Jas. Strickling are out of the county on a trip to con sult Randolph Mason concerning the present trouble among the county officials. These entertainments rank with the most meritorious ever placed before the people. ? Wheeling Reg ister. At Public School Hall, Fri ' day night. McCOY BROS. Make flistakes Hs well as Others and like 0th* ers we want help in correcting them ? ?UR MISTAKE WAS OF THIS NATURE: Knowing that by remodeling our upstairs room, which we have done, we could make room for wall paper, we purchased an unusually large lot ? Twenty-one Thou sand Rolls ? and after our room was remodeled we found that it would not hold it all by several thousand rolls. To make matters worse the manufacturers shipped nearly all of it at once. WHAT ARB WE T? D0? We can sell it all at regular prices during the spring season, which means Aprrl and May, but this is January. Would it not be better to sell some of'it at a very low price ? thus getting your money and good will, and have more room? We think so, and will make our first effort to correct the mistake on Friday, Jan. 28th When we will offer 2,000 Rolls of Paper (4 patterns) for which (as the borders are not all here) we have selected borders that go with it nicely, and at a reduced price, for only ONE CENT A BOLT. This means one cent a single bolt and we have match ceilings for every pattern at the same price of one cent a bolt if yon want it. Now every roll of this paper is new ?just received a few days ago, and there's lots of it. We have ouf first choice lot of Curtain Ends at the old price. Our Lace Curtains for Spring are in part here and we have extended our line of them so as to include some fine ones worth $8.00 and $10.00 a pair. We arc expecting all kinds of nice Spring Goods in, this week, and our Dress * Goods may be ready by Friday for your inspection. The first Friday in February we will have a sale >of White*Goods. ' YOURS TRULY, McGOY BROS. The Big Store Where The People Go. . . . ?