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From Wednesday's Daily. Why the price of Pennsylvania crude remains at the very low fig ure of 65 cents is almost a paradox. Operations in every field are at a standstill, and each and every day shows an increased demand for the crude. All reason says that the price should go up with a jump. It means, simply, that the Standard has the producer by the throat, and is taking every dollar from his pocket at sixty-five cents each. Will justice ever come to pass? Not until that monster has a com petitor. It may be that the Elk Fork Oil & Gas company will resume more active operations now that the suit is decided, but it is hardly probable they will begin uuiii eaily spring. The Hill Oil company are now at work at their Nos. 13 and 14 J. K. Hill, 100 acres, and will begin at once on their No. is on the same v ? lease. This latter location is off to | the southwest of the farm and will be somewhat out of the line of de veloped territory. It will be closely watched by the talent. Nichols & Barnsdall will com mence spudding at their new loca tion on T. G. Hawkins. This is in the old territory. Nothing new has developed in the trouble over the Hickman heirs farm at the Jug. Both the Hick man Oil company and O. W. O. Hardman with others are contesting for it. Mallory & Barnsdall will drill in a well today located on the Wm. Abeicht farm on Whiskey run, back of St. Marys. They entered the first pay last night and it is showing up for a good producer. They have also located their No. 2 and 3 on the same farm. Most of the work in oil at the present time is being done in the Wilson run field. Last night the Lexington took down to Matamoras several tons of casing, tubing and line pipe for use in that field. Gordon & Co have not, as yet, drilled into the second pay at their Reed No. 2. Yet it is holding up at 100 barrels in the first pay. When it is drilled in, it is expected to be a 250 barrel producer. They will commence spudding at their No. 3 next Monday morning. No luck at the Edwards No. 2, Carter Oil company, has been re ported. The well belonging to Mallory & Barnsdall, on Whisky run, is from the Big Injun sand. From Thursday's Daily Elk Fork presented a surprise to its rnanv admirers and lease holders by yielding a rank duster to Henry & McDonald at their W. W. Gor rell No. 2. It did not show a sign of oil or even gas. This is somewhat remarkable, inasmuch as it is in de fined territory and only 400 feet to the south of the Fearless Oil com pany's Agnes Gorrell, which is do ing so well. The pay in this part of the field in found at a very short distance in the sand. It will be observed that the pay is found at about nine feet in the sand, while those wells drilled in to the north of this is found at depths ranging from twelve to twenty-five feet. This seems to indicate that a south ern extension is out of the question while a southwest extension is al together possible. The No. 5 W. VV. Gorrell is due tomorrow and its outcome will be closely noted. The Fisher Oil company's Hen thorn No. 1 is holding up at 212 barrels a day, this being its gauge yesterday. The same company's Henthorn No. 2 is doing 50 barrels. It will be given a stimulant some time this week. Their No. 3 Henthorn is due in the sand next Monday, closely fol lowed by their No. 4, on the same lease. The latter will likely be in by Wednesday evening. The Eastern Oil company have plugged their Duval No. 1 and are moving the rig and will drill anoth er hole. The Armstrog nSmith No. 1 be longing to the Victor Oil company is making 15 barrels an hour. The same company's No* 2, on the same lease, will be in in a short time. The 8 '^ casing was placed yester day. The Klondike Oil company are due today at their John Johnson No. 1, and it is expected to be a good well. Mallory & Barnesdall's Abeicht No. 1, which came in yesterday, is now reported as making 250 bar rels. This well is located on Whisky run and is in the Big Injun sand. In the Wilson run field, Nealy& Co. , are past the 200 foot mark at their Beaver No. 1. M. Yost & Co., are down 700 feet at their Beaver No. 3, but are now shut down waiting for a new cable, the old one having played out. The same company are building their rig for Reed No. 3. The Long Eddy company have started building a rig on the Rey nard No. 3. Carter Oil company's Edwards No. 2 is still fishing, and their No. 3, same lease, is due next Tues day. The Fisher Oil company are due the same day at their Edwards No. forty acre lease. Gordon & Co.'s Reed No. 2 has settled down to a 150 barrel pro ducer. Yesterday six thousand barrels of oil was sold at the Oil Exchange at Oil City for sixty-seven and a half cents a barrel that being two and a half cents more a barrel than the "Markets of the World" justify the Standard Oil company in paying for oil just now. In other men who watch the oil market closely say by this deal that in their judgment there is going to be an advance in the price of oil. We are of the same opinion and when the break comes it is going to be a corker. Hold every barrel of oil you can for the rise. It's coming, and when it comes it will be a high flyer. Occasionally the Standard Oil company's organs tells us what a wonderful oil field they have down in Wood county. Only Monday last it was rated as the most active field in the state. This is talk and it's very cheap. You will notice, however, that the Standard Oil com pany's agents are not buying any Wood county production. They know a good thing to leave alone when they see it. They know that drilling 20 to 40 barrel Berea grit wells with a bad pencil cave won't pay at 65 cents.* Hence they boom it because it would break up the Standard itself to operate in such a pool, as all they are after just now is to crush the independent pro ducer they know that the very best way to do is to get them to drill 20 barrel Berea grit wells on a 65 cent market. They are cute. They are also very inconsistent liars and very gauzy stories they tell. If you can get a good Cow Run location in Wood it will pay to drill, but let the Berea stuff alone. In conversation with a very in telligent pumper, who has been pumping wells in the old Sisters ville pool for the past six years, says he found no change whatever in the production of his wells in the past two years. This is the same tale told by all in the old field. She is a stayer sure. With the price of the crude at 65 cents and a logical conclusion that it will stay there for a while at least, the future of the producers is not at all flattering. No matter how hard the producer may strive or how economical he is, drilling, at its present price and the roads as they are, is entirely out of the question. Producers are all ready to resume the work the minute the price will warrant it. No matter how much or how little oil he gets, the same price prevails. One would think that with the production materially lessened each dny and at the same time, the de mand as rapidly increasing, that the market would change. It can be accounted lor in the following manner: Each and every day the Standard is buying up pro duction, some here and some there. Yet it all counts, and counts heavi ly. The question is asked. "Why do they sell to the Standard." It is easily answered. They are the only buyers in this field, and it de volves itself into the simple fact that one must either sell at the price offered or else not at all. The only remedy for this evil, and evil it is, is to assist an inde pendent line into the field, have competition and then see where the price goes. Producer, if you ac cept sixty-five cents for dollar oil, its your own fault ! Elk Fork has presented nothing new since yesterday. In fact there is nothing even due there until the first of the week. At that time, Henry & McDonald will be due at their No. 5 W. W. Gorrell. The Elk Fork Oil and Gas company will be due at the same time with thetr No. it J. K. Hill 100 acre tract. The Hill Oil company are now drilling at their J. K. Hill Xos. 8, 12 and 13. Their No. 15 is to the southwest of the farm and it will not be started for some time. The Fisher Oil company have de cided to do nothing more at the Henthorn farm till spring, after the wells drilling are completed. The Gordon & Co.'s Reed No. 2, in Wilson run, is good for a steady producer at a little over 100 barrels. This well is to the southwest of the Edwards 80 acres leased by the Car ter Oil company. The Fisher Oil company will drill in their Edwards No. 2 the first of the week as well as the Carter Oil company at tbeir lease on the same farm. W. J. Steele and Yoke put in the Sj4 cas ing yesterday at the well on the Fluharty farm to the west of Elk Fork. I Nicholls & Barnsdall began spud ding at their No. i T. G. Hawkins. The Klondike Oil company will drill in their John Johnson No. i, at the "Jug" tomorrow morning. They were delayed somewhat by a slight accident, being due today. The South Penn's Reppart No. i is now reported at 40 barrels, It will be shot some day next week. They are wrorkiug now on their private road from Centerville, and it will aid them in getting material to their pool. D. s. W.'S REPORT. On Campbells run, Marion county, the South Penn Oil com pany drilled its No. 3 on the I. E Arnett farm into the second pay, and increased its production to 30 barrels an hour. In Wetzel county the same company drilled in its No. 65 on the B. W. Petsrson farm and has a 50-barrel producer. Iu the deep sand territory on the eastern edge of Tyler county the South Penn company has drilled in its No. 6 on the Cora A Smith farm, and has a very light pro ducer. At Conway, the Spragg Oil com pany has completed a test well on the William Mayfield farm and has a producer not good for more than 10 barrels a day. The new strike on Whisky run, Ritchie county, is not a record breaker. The first reports placed the production much too high. Ad vices from there late last night stated that the well was making 40 or 50 barrels a day. The first re ports gave it 250 barrels a day. At Jackson Ridge, Monre county, S Galey & Co. have drilled in their No. 1 on the Hamilton farm, and have a 15-barrel producer from the Keener sand. In the same locality , S. Galev & Co. are drilling at i# 300 feet at No. 3 on the Covsrt farm. v i ~ ? ; " ? r_ : CORSICANA, TEXAS. The Brooks well No. i on Sixth street is now down 700 feet. The Hardy-Halbert well near Lea's gin will reach the sand Tues day. Mr. L. C. Garrett returned this morning from his visit to New Or leans. Scales well No. 1 has ceased run ning and will be put to pumping the first of next week. The Southern Oil company com menced spudding in their new well in East Corsicana this worning. The Pace-Tatum well on Seventh street which was finished up yester day, produced 15 barrels of oil the first twenty four hours up to 2 p. m. today. George A. Proctor, Jr., of Austin, has located in Corsicana. He is assistant bookkeeper and stenogra pher at J. S. Cullinan's pipe line headquarters on Collin street. The unusually large volume of gas escaping from the Southern Oil company's Frost-berry well west of the city, has set the people of Cor sicaua to figuring on the utilization of natural g^s for heating, driving and illuminating purposes. The Chronicle lias it from relia ble authority that contracts will be let within the next few days for hirteen or more oil wells for East Jorsicana. W. F. Colquit and oth ers will put in ten new wells, J. W. Gibson one and E. P. Davis two -veils. All these will go down in undeveloped territory. Two new derricks went up in the East Corsicana oil field yesterday. Each and every one of these sixty or more frame structures in this de veloped territory stands as a silent sentinel or towering monument to Corsirana's future greatnes. The oil is there; it is freely flowing and a market for it is at our very doors. Mr. J. S. Cullinan's oil headquar ters, in the Damon & Fleming build ing formerly occupied by Fleming & Templeton's bank, are being fit ted up in elegant shape. The front office will be in charge of Mr. Garva E. Strong of Titusville, Pa., an ex pert booK-keeper, stenographer and typewriter. Just iu the rear of the office will be a reception room for visitors, while Mr. Cullinan's pri vate office will be in the rear. This location is most excellently adapted and arranged for oil headquaiters. In as much as a depth of about 1,100 feet has been reached in the Southern Oil company's Frost Barry well west of town without finding any indications of oil sand, and while it is a foregone conclu sion among oil men that th;s well will prove a dry hole, still the con tract calls for a depth of 1,200 feet and drilling will continue until that depth is attained. This failure to strike oil at the usual depth of 1,050 feet will not discourage other pros pectors who have leases in this un developed territory, but has already given a new impetus to owners of lots in ihe developed territory in East Corsicana ancv many wells will ?0 down in the next few weeks. ? Chronicle. LOADED LOG EXPLODED. Five Members of a North Carolina Fam ily Were Dadly Wounded. Whilo tho family of Ed Kosebfirough were sod ted around the fireplace in their home on South College street in Charlotte, N. C., recently a stick of wood was thrown on to replenish the lire. Almost instantly there was a terrible explosion that shook the house like an oarthquako. A perfect broadside of bullets reigned from the fire place. When the smoko clcared away and tho damage was counted up, it was found that every one of tho family of live had been seriously wounded. Hose bo rough's wife was shot in the neck and thigh. A 7-year old ehild was shot in tho stomach. An older child was badly wounded in both shoulders. A younger one had his hand blown off and was shot in the mouth. The other child was wounded in tho eye, the bullet destroying tho sight. It is thought that 330 bullets were dis charged from tho log. A nearby wood yard has suffered from numerous thefts lately, and it is supposed tho log was load ed to catch tho thieves. The offense of preparing an infernal machine is a penal offense in this state, but it is almost im possible to prove who flxed the loaded log. ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Clothes and the Man. It is not true that "the tailor makes the gentleman," bnt it is true that?a gentleman cannot safely neglect the tailor's services if he wishes people in general to take him for what he ia A gentleman prominent in Canadian po litical life was somewhat too careless in this respect. This statesman was once on his way to call npon a friend in Qnebec and stopped an Irishman in the street to inquire the way. "Can yon tell me where Mr. Hunter lives?" he asked. "It's no use your going there," wi.s the unexpected reply. "But do you know where he lives?" "Faith and I do, but it's no uso go ing there." The inquirer began to get angry. "I didn't ask your advice. I simply want to know where Mr. Hunter lives. " "Oh, well, he lives down that street yonder, the first house round the cor ner, but 1 tell you it's no use your go ing there, for I've just been there my self, and he's already got a man. " Mr. Hunter had advertised for a serv ant the day before. The statesman, so the story goes, went at once and bought a new hat. ? Nuggets. Ills Whereabouts Unknown. The whereabouts of McSweeney, the murderer of Mason, is still un known. All traces of him have been lost and although the officers are diligent in their search, no tid ings have as yet been received. He should be pursued until his capture is accomplished as it was a most atrocious crime. CMpliireil. McSweeney, the murderer of Ma son at Marietta, Ob'o, was captured this morning at Volcano, a short distance back of Parkersburg. A telephone message to this city an nounced the fact and it is now thought that the person captured is the guilty man. He will be brought to Marietta to answer for the crime. BAILSOAI) PLANS IN CHINA. Mi>n> T.ine* Mny lie Built, but as Yet The/ Are jtn Uncertainty. The only road beside tho Peking-Tien tsin -Shan ha iquan line which appears an absolute certainty is the Woosung-Shang hai lino of a dozen miles. The roadbed is ready, and the rails, which have been or dered in Belgium, are exported to arrive in February. The locomotives will also be built in Belgium. The road, it is ex pected, will be in operation in May. It' the dream of ShengTaotai is ever ful filled, there will be railroads as follows: From Shanghai southwest to Hankow, 100 miles. From Shanghai northwest to Soochow, about 00 miles. From Soochow to Chinkiang, a very large and important city, where the Grand canal crosses the Yangtso river, about TO miles, thence to Nankin, capital of Anhu province, about 60 miles. From Nankin west and northwest to Yuning-Chou, on the proposed Hankow Peking line, passing through Luchow, Li Hung Chang's former home, a distance of about 260 miles. From Hanwow almost direct north, through a rich agricultural section, to Peking, 750 miles. From Hankow in a fairly direct souther ly route to Canton, the great city of south ern China, a distance of pbout 700 miles. From Hankow in a southwesterly direc tion, following the telegraph lino and passing through a rich mineral section to Yunnan, about t>00 miles. From Sunan, on tho Hankow -Yunnan lino, northwest to Chungking, in the great Szechwan province, 150 miles. From Pocting-fu, which is on tho Han kow-Peking lino and only a short distance routh of the latter city, southwest of Tai yuen, thence continuing its southwesterly course to Tungchow, where tho Yellow river is crossed, and on to Hsian, capital of Shensi province, about 400 miles. From Peking northwest to Kaigan, a largo place in tho northernmost scction of tho great Chili (Li Hung Chang's) prov ince and very near the boundary lino bo tween China proper and Mongolia, a dis tance of about 150 miles. From Shanhaiquan, being a northerly extension of the Peking Tien-tsin-Shan haiquan line, to Kirin, where connection will bo madowith the Manchurian branch of tho Transslberian railway, a distance of about 400 miles. This would make a system of approxi mately 4,200 miles. But 820 miles only aro now in existence. ? Railway Age rouR sets or teeth. Harman Coons, Ninety-seven Yean Old, Is Cutting His Last Lot. Harman Coons of Albany, although in his ninety -soventh year, is now again cut ting his teeth like an infant of a year old, and tho new teeth promise to be excellent if Mr. Coons lives until they attain their full growth. The strangest part of tho story is that this is tho fourth set of teeth Mr. Coons has had. When Mr. Coons was a child of 7, his first teeth dropped out, as is usual, and in placo of them grew a full sot of what are known as double teeth ? that is, a double row of teeth, one row growing inside the other, so that ho had twice tho usual allow ance of incisore and molars. This set lasted him until ho was over 75 years old, and then they began to drop out until, when he reached tho ago of about. 82, ho was toothless. About three years afterward ho began to feel an uneasiness in his gums, and now and then an aching. Ho believed that ho had caught cold and was suffering from neuralgia. He applied tin; usual remedies without success, anil at last was compelled to apply to a physi cian for relief. The doctor could make nothing of tho case at first, but on exam ining Coons' gums he was astonished to find that he was cutting a new set of teeth About two years ago this third set be gan to get loose and fall out, until about a year ago they were all gone and Mr. Coons was toothless for the third time in his life. Mr. Coons recently complained that his mouth was sore nnd that the food hurt it Running his finger along his gums, he discovered ubout half a dozen t<j?th com ing out in tho upper and lower gums.? New York World. If Denver Women Had Their W?y. If the women of Denver had the doing ? The auditorium would bo built. Carlsbad would materialize. The short lino to Cripple Creek would be a :igo." Taxes would be lowered. Interest would be lessened. Arbitration would flourish. The necessity for labor strikes would disappear. Denver would retain and use its own franchises. It would be sure extermination to stuff ing ballot boxes. The merry gambolier would emigrate. Bank failures would be a dangerous pastime. .Sunday closing would close. The curfew law would bo enforced or repealed. Politics would vanish from the Are and police service. injunctions to keep the nickel in the slot machines running would be unheard of, as well as the jndges who would grant them. These are not ail the reforms that woold come if women bad their way, bat they are enough to promise in one day. ? Colo rado Women's New*. ? - The Elks* Benefit. The local lodge of the B. P. O. E. No. 333 have in rehersal a min strel show that is, without a doubt, the best of its kind ever produced here. That lodge has among its members wonderful talent, which, assisted by professionals already en gaged, will make a hot show. The j proceeds are for the benefit of the ?'charity fund." See their large ad. in another column. It Im ? Faroe. Columbus, O., Jan. 28. ? Chair man Burke could not get all the members of the senate committee investigating the alleged bribery charges together yesterday after noon and a sessiou of the committee will be held today, when Represen tative Otis will be examined. At torney T. C. Campbell will also be placed on the stand if be is in the city. The committee expects to finish the examination of witnesses this week. ProhibltioiiiwtN In Conference. Cincinnati, Jan. jS. ? Chairman Dickie, of the prohibition executive committee, declared off the meet ing announced for today, only in formal conferences being held. The work was completed yesterday and last ni?ht, and the leaders ex pressed their "satisfaction over the outlook in some states and congres sional districts, where they expect to be factors this year. Madam Dean's A safe, certain relief for Suppressed men struation. Never known to fail. Safe! Sure! Speedy! Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. Sent prepaid for 9i.oo| per box. Unite ? 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