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Which, if Successful, Means Thousands to the STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA Auditor Lafolette Proposes to Make all Corporations, Main [Odicro iu Thin Nlafe Pay Thx?>n ;t? ?>*l Tirslnm on All Properly Held In Other, Mtates? Will ?fo After Cack Taxrs ns Well. Charleston, Feb. 23. ? State Au-j ditor Lafolett has prepared a circu lar letter which he will send out to all corporations organized in this state, which have their principal office nominally here, while the business they conduct is in other states, informing them they must pay taxes in this state upon all their property in other states in cluding the full amount of their cap ital stock. A great many corpora tions chartered in this state have a nominal office here, while their bus: iness is done in other states. This is done in order to avoid paying the extra charter tax, which is $40 more on foreign corporations (that is, cor porations with principal offices in other States) than on home cor porations. While they have, by making their principal office here, avoiding the extra initial tax, they have made themselves liable to pay taxes on all their property, just as individual citizens are required to pay taxes. The Auditor now proposes not only to force them to pay their taxes in the future, but to collect delinquent taxes for five years back, j This will amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. An Adv?rtKini; Klory. The following story of the mayor of Falaise is related by the Boston Heralc: It was dark in the streets of Falaise. The mayor ordered that every citizen should hang a lantern in front of his door. But ?till the streets were no lighter. Then the mayor swore an catli and issued a proclamation that the citizens should put candies in the lanterns. And still the streets were no lighter. Then the mayor swore a greater oath and issued a proclamation that the citizens should light the candles. Then the streets were lighter. A man once wished to make money. He secured a good store. He secured good goods. He secured good clerks. He made no money. Then he turned on his store the light of newspaper advertising and let the people know he was in busi ness and why. He kept them in the dark no longer. Then he made money. EIli Fork Field aw Neen by a Corre spondent. ' The Yoke and Steel well on C. C. Fluharty place is still drilling yet and not completed, but it has about 1,500 feet of oil in it, and not enough gas to throw the oil out. They all think it is going to be a good pumper and will pump over 100 barrels per day. They are go ing down to the first pay in the Big jnjun sand, and if they don't get more gas they will shoot it and fix to pump it. This is not what most of the people were looking for. It was thought was too far west for a good oil well; they thought it was on the gas streak, but this being a good well shows that the oil belt is widening out as they go north on this belt. This is the only direc tion in the Elk Fork field that has not had the bad luck to get a dry hole. This is the only show for a good oil field in all of the Elk field and the surest place to get good re turns tor the monev invested. It doesn't look like the Yoke Oil company was in any hurry for their oil to be tanked, aud wanted to wait till some other matters were settled. The Douglas and CusickOil com pany have made a location on F. M. Travis farm about one mile north from the Duval well No. 1, and about 2,500 feet from the well that was drilled on H. L Bowser land by the Bridgewater Gas com pany. The Duval well No. 1 is making over 100 barrels per day. The Huling and Nichols & Barnsdall No. 3 oa T. G. Hawkins is not * .started to drill yet. Old Tom. Scrofula Face Broke Out With Sores?Weak and Sickly Until Hood's Sarsa parilla Made Him Well. " My little son wa3 afflicted with scrof ula sores and he was weak and sickly. Our physician recommended Hood's Sar saparilla and I bought a bottle. Before ho had taken all of this bottle his face began to break out with sores and one side of his face was nearly all one solid sore. I continued giving him Hood's Sarsaparilla until he had taken two bottles. The sores were then healed and he ha3 been well and hearty ever since." Z. W. Smith, Big Shanty, Pennsylvania. " Everything I ate seemed to produce gas in my stomach. I was growing worse and friends advised me to take Hood's Sarsa parilla. When I had taken four bottles I was able to eat and feel no distress. I could attend to my household duties with out the fatigue I formerly felt." ADA McVickas, White Hall, Pa, Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the Best? in fact the One True Blood Puri fier. Price 81. six for 85. Be sure to get Hood's. HrwnH'c Di'llc are tasteless, mild, effec 11UUU9 ni!2> tive.? All druggists. 25c. Tbe Criwis Willi Sjmin. The senile whining of the admin istration newspapers regarding the conduct of McKinley and his advis ers since the exposure of de Lome and the destruction of the Maine, would be amusing if jt were^not.ut terly contemptible. When it looks warlike in Washington, they are for war; when it looks as if McKinley were still dominated by the Wall .street- holders of Spanish bonds, they are for groveling, dishonorable peace, and denounce the independ ent press as reckless, red-handed inciters of public disturbance. This policy deceives no one. The organs are merely trying to carry water 011 both shoulders. They are struggling to keep in touch with the sentiment of the people, and at the same time keep up with the Hannaized sinuosities of the admin istration's trail. The situation is simple. The frightful disaster to the Maine outs peace and war in the balance. The issue depends on the silent testimony of the sunken vessel and the facts that may be learned from the inquiries that are now in progress. It the plates of the Maine prove to be bent inward, Spain may as well withdraw from Cuba at once. If the loss of the ship and of the gallant lives she car ried proved to be the act of an eu emy, a declaration of war can be avoided only by the promptest and most complete reparation. The bearing of the American peopte under the shock of the dread ful fate of the ship has been most admirable. They have been con tent to await a knowledge ot the facts, and suspend judgement. The attitude of the people has been typi fied by that of Congress, where the news ot the disaster has been re ceived in partial silence. The noisy throats and the beating of the ver bial drum that have been heard on minor occassions have been omitted in the face of the crisis. There is hut one thing plain. A fine battleship has been destroyed and over 250 American lives have been sacrificed by an explosion that tore the ship to pieces and reddened Havana bay with the blood of he r crew. How it happened is yet but conjecture, but it must be said un willingly that the probabilities point to the conclusion that the destruc tion of the vessel and the loss of life was the result of design. It is difficult to believe that treachery could go so far as to de stroy a vessel under the circum stances that sarrounded the visit of the Maine to Havana. It would be an act of assassination without apparent object. The sole advan tage that Spain could get from it would be the weakening of the United States navy by a single bat tleship in case war should come. Yet it is to be remembered that the theory of accident is ex tremely improbable. The United States have been running ships for a good many years and nothing of the kind has happened. At most, two or three foreign warships have been destroyed by explosions of their magazines, and the ingenuity ot a generation of ship builders has been directed to the task of making an accidental explosion impossible. The chances of such an accident to a warship are exceedingly small. The chance that if it was to occur to a warship of our navy it would occur to the only one which was in the harbor of a semi-hostile power is much smaller. Yet it is due to the dignity of the American people, and to the sense of justice that always characterizes, them, that this one chance be re membered, and that nothing be done except on sure information and in an orderly way.? Charleston Gazette. Cascarets stimulate liver, kidneys and bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe. JESSE HENDERSON, ; One of the Oldest Citizens of Tyler County, HAS PASSED BEYOND. A Wife and Eight Children Survive Him. The Deceased was S6 Years of Aiff-A Consistent Chnrch Member, an Es? teemed Citizen and a Good Fatber. Funeral not yetArranged? Interment in the Family Graveyard. From Wednesday's Daily Mr. Jesse Henderson, whose death was briefly mentioned yester day, was born in Monongalia Co., Va., March 3, 1813. and ressidedin that locality until the year ot 1S50. when he moved to Middlebourne, Tyler county, W. Va., where he has since lived. In 1S36, Mr. Hendersen married Miss Amanda Fox. This union proved to be a long acd happy one. The deceased was the father of fourteen children, nine sons and five daughters. Eight of this uumber, together with liis wife, survive him. The eight surviving children are David J. Henderson, of this city, Mrs. Coulter of Newport, O.; D. S. Henderson, Hrin, Tenn; Martin P. Henderson, Middlebourne; \V. H. Henderson, Little; Joseph A. Henderson, Middlebourne; Mrs. W. B. Twyman, Frew; and Mrs. Benj. Thomas, New Martinsville. The deceased was a fond, indul gent father, a good citizen, and was esteemed by all who*knew him. His sons and daughters are among the leading families of the community, and are well liked. Mr. Henderson has been a jealous worker in the Christian church, aud has lived a consistent church mem .ber lor more than fifty years. He wa? for many years elder and has held other offices in that church. The wife that survives him is 7S years cf age, and is very feeble. Her children do not expect her to long survive her aged and loving husband. While the many friends of the deceased will mourn their loss, they have the consolation of beleiving t at his spirit has only gone^to^the place prepared for it. The time arranged for the funer al is not known to us. His remains will be laid to rest in the family graveyard at Middlebourne. Cliamberlaiii'H Conurti K<rii??!y Ahvnys I'rovcs Iik fIVctiinl. The are no better medicines on the market than Chamberlain's. We have used the cough remedy when all others failed, and in every instance it proved effectual. Almost daily we hear the virtues of Cham berlain's remedies extolled by those who have used them. This is not an empty puff, paid for at sd much aline, but is voluntarily given in good faith in the hope that suffering humanity may try these remedies and, like the writer, be benefitted. ? Glenville (W. Ya.) Pathfinder. For sale by Grier & Co., druggists. Our blank deeds, deeds of trust, mortgages are the best, at the |Re view office. * A Risinff Photographer. "What you tloiii cut wid dat camerer today, Rastus?" "I been photergrafm, mammy, o' course." "Whah you been?" "Down back cf Mr. Simmons' chicken coop." "Take anything?" "Jes a pa r o' pullets. I lef' 'em in de kitchen. " ? Cleveland Plain Dealer. Taken at His Word. Sallie de Witte ? Do you play whist, Mr. Lauge? Willis Lange ? Me play whist? Well, I don't think. Gallic de Witte ? Ah, true. I had for gotten that. ? Brooklyn Lifa Not His Seekin?. Warden ? Look here, my man, you're not doing that right. Convict (earnestly) ? Say, warden, I didn 't apply fer this job, and if my work don't suit why don't you discharge me? ? Kew York Journal. Real Grief. "Dreadful about Mrs. Bixby's sudden death. " "What! Is she dead? I was just go tng over to sell her a ticket to our char ity bazaar." ? Chicago Record. 1 The Oil Review has been award ed the contract this year to print the county fair directory. We are not going; to blow our horn, but our people will have this year by far the handsomest directory and premium list that has ever been published since we have had a county fair. We propose to spare no pains nor expense to make the work one that will be a credit both to our county fair and ourselves as well. We can well afford to do this as we have by far the best equipped job printing office in the S'.ate Instead of being printed on cheap newspaper we propose to use heavy glazed book paper. Many of the pages will be printed in different colored tints and the whole will be a work. that will reflect credit on all who are in terested. Parties wanting to place an advertisement in the Premium list can secure space by applying to the Review cffice. We extendi our thanks to the directors for favoring us-with.'this worlf. , Frank Sherwood was down town today, the first, time since he had his tussle with cholera morbus. He says tie drove thirty miles after he was taken and never came so -near dying in my life. After this when he g jes out iu the country he will take a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy with him -Missouri Valley, Iowa, Times. AN INTELLIGENT POLLY. When Considered Pjoperly, the Rird Was All the Sailor Had Claimed. Tho man with a sailorlike app< ar ance murmured something about having got on the wrong street and tried to dodge when tho lady ran down the steps anil made fur him. "Yon ought to be ashamed o2 your self!" .^bo exclaimed as sho took her stand squarely in. /rout of him to pre vent escape. "You ain't tho lady I sold tho par rot to. aro you?" ho asl:ed, throwing back his head aud looking at her with one eve. "Yes, I am." "An how's the parrot trcatin you? Fine, I warrant." "You're a swindler." lie dropped his lu-ad and shook it deprecatingly, still keeping one eye closed. "You told me," sho went on with increasing indignation, "that par rot was one of the most intelligent ani malsof its species and that it had a gift of language which you had never h? ard surpassed. " "Did I tell you all them things?" he inquif* d. "You unquestionably did." "Well, then I'll stand by 'em. You got a prize an you don't appreciate it. That bird has even more smartness than 1 give him credit fur. Talk about intel ligence ! lie's a marvel. An he kin talk, too, though I never portended ho had had the advantago cf good society. Ho kin roll olT observations of tho most p'inted character without end, though I call 011 you to remember that tbero warn't uothin said about politeness." "But it doesn't say a word." "That's jes' it, ma'am. That's what shows his intelligence. Tho minute ho seen you he knowed you was a lady an ho holds hij tongue." ? Washington Star. lie Saved Iler Mickie. Some of tho British troops ?n the Irish rebellion did not light particularly well. A certain general at a lord lieutenant's party in Dublin was admonishing a begging woman to leave the place when she said, "It is I that am proud to see your honor here in tho red coat you wore tho very day when you saved the lifo of my boy, little Mickie. " "Indeed!" replied the general, not sorry to hear anything to his credit on such a distinguished occasion. "I had forgotten all about it. How did I save his life?" "Well, your honor, when tho battle was at its hottest your honor was tho first to run, and when mo littlo Mickie saw the general run he ran, too, the Lord be praised!" ? Argonaut. Hevenife. 3Irs. Caswell contemplated with pride the family monument that bad been erected in tho cemetery. It over topped all others by many feet and con tained in deeply graven letters the name of every member of the Caswell family, with blank space for future mortuary statistics. "Thank goodness!" sho exclaimed. "There's one column the society editors can't keep my name out of !"? Chicago Tribune. A Farneelnz Friend, Brokeleigh ? I don't like that fellow Sharpe. He's too shrewd. Stokeleigh ? What makes you think so? Brokeleigh ? Well, I went to his house last night to borrow $10, and he offered to lend me $1 before I had a chance to ask him for the $10. ? Brooklyn Life. A Household Necessity. Cascarets Candy Cathartic, the most won derful medical discovery of the age, pleas ant and refreshing to the taste, act genllj and positively on kidneys, liver and bowels, j cleansing the entire system, dispel colds care headache, fever, habitnal cmstipa tion and biliousness. Please bny and try a box of C. C. C. to-day ; 10, 25, 50 cents. Sold led guaranteed to cure by all druggists ELK FORK CASE AGAIN. This Time it is a Question of Disposition OF CERTAIN MONIES. A Receiver's Export Excepted to ? Two Receivers Expmrtrd $ IIS. OOO In Developments? Old Receiver DUrhnrf(ctl and tbe Properly Tnrned Over (o L. A. Bren neman. The famous Elk Fork Oil cas? was up in the United States couri yesterday at Parkersburg, before Judges Goff and Jackson; at least one branch of it was up for consid eration and decision. The decision upon the case itseif, however, it will be remembered, was decided last month in favor of the Klk Fork Oil | company, by Judge Goff, whose able opiuion upon the matter in litigation has attracted so much at tention and favorable comment throughout the Couutry and par" ticularly in that section called the "oil country. The question in court yesterday is concerning , the disposition of monies advanced by George E. Fos ter and others, the plaintiffs, and the Klk Fork Oil company, the de fendants, in the suit decided by Judge Goff, and which has been appealed, to C. W. Brockunier, one ot the receivers, for the purpose of developing the leased property tin der his care and which was in liti gation. Foster advanced $2S,ooo and tbe Klk Fork Oil company $18, ooo, and now Foster wants the money refunded, which was the con tention now before the court. The Klk Foik company fight the re funding of the money upon the grounds that the court had no juris diction to issue orders granting the right to the receivers to receive monies and disburse them in devel i>ii K tlie property; and that the >rders so issued were illegal. Upon these charges Judge Jack- j and u'illiam P Hubbard, one j of the attorneys for th^ Klk Fork Jil company, had a lively passage! ?t words yesterday morning and the colloquy was heated and bordered upon the sensational. Both Foster et al aud the Klk Fuik people resist the payment of he receivers. C. \V. Brockunier and W. A. McCosh, and all par ies in the transaction take excep tions to the first named receiver's report of disbursements, but no ex ceptions are taken to Capt. Mc Cosh's report. Brockunier expend ed $90,000 in developing and Mc j Josh $28,000. Their commissions j ire a certain per cent, upon the to ral amount of money disbursed by each and both receivers are peti tion ing for their pay. Brockunier 's money for developing was contrib uted by both sides, as stated above; but McCosh used money al ready 011 hand and that received from the sale of oil, to develop ment of ihe portion of the proper ty he had in his charge. The legal talent concerned is of the best in the state. Judge Jacobs Judge Sterritt and Hon. Wm. P. Hubbard represent the Klk Fork Oil company; B. Mason Ambler is for Foster; General Caldwel! is look ing alter Jennings & Guffey's in 'erests; V B. Archer is counsel for McCosh, and Henry M. Russell is attorney lor Brockunier. The two judges after hearing the arguments of the attorneys dis charged the two receivers, Broc kunier and McCosh, and put all the property into the hands of Mr. L. A. Brenneman, who went down to Parkersburg this morning to give 1 oond as receiver and will return to morrow and take immediate posses sion ot this valuable oil property. The Klk Fork Oil company peo pie are highly elated over this vic tory and propose to fight the case from this on with all the vigor they possess. Robert McCormick, L. A. Brenneman, H. W. McCoy and other members of the Elk Fork company attended court at Parkers burg yesierday and they are all much pleased with their victory in getting the receivers discharged and the property turned over to them. Cascarets, Candy Cathartic, the most wonderful medical discovery of the age, pleasant and refreshing to the taste, act gently and posw tively on kidneys, liver and bowels. It clenses the entire system, dispels colds, cures headache, fever, habit ual constipation and billiousness. Please buy and try a box of C. C. C. today; io, 25 and 50 cents. Sold and guaranteed to cure by all drug gists. Talk About Candidate for Congrats Special to the Review. Wheeling, Feb. 25. ? Although it is several months before the congressional campaign should open, there are are many conjectures as to whom should receive the nomi nations. It may as well be a settled fact that the Hon. Blackburn B. Dovener, the present incumbent from this district will be a candidate for re-election. His fiiends say he has a cinch on the nomination. The democrats are freely men tioning the name of Hon. John O. Pendleton, the doughty ex-con gressman. Should Dovener and Pendleton be the lucky men the result will be a battle royal. They are the worst sort of political ene mies and thev have been in politi cal scraps before. Xew Trlrphou) O 111 re. Special to tbe Review. Wheeling, Feb. 25. ? The Central District and Printing Telephone company is making preparations to build a new office building that will be suitable, for years to come, for the home of one of the most pros perous telephone companies in ex istence. As is probably well known the new office will be located on Chap line street, near the court house, in - what is known as "Blackstone" row, the name being derived from the character of the tenents ot the building, most of them being law yers. Plans for the new buikliug are almost ready and work begins in a short time. I Madam lawa? Dean's A safe, certain relief for Suppressed men- 1 struation Never known lo tail. Safe Sure! Speedy! satisfaction Kuaran or money refunded Sent prepaid for fi.oo! per box. Unite Medical Co , Box 74, I>o not accept a substitute Lancaster Pa For sale '?y ?* I ? first-rjass drun/ists every where a nil iti Sistei ? yille, W. Va? by 6. A. Henderahot. T"i 11 nur "iHi'iTrrnT" m ^ a ? 1 s 1 ? ? PIS po *?m Suppository 5 1 t.? guaranteed to cure PUe? and cojisttpi tion or money refunded. 50c rwr box. s?nd for list of testimonials And Hree Samples to MARTIN RUDY. Registered Phirniaciat, Lancaster Pa for sa'e by drujjjjists everywhere, and in Sis ersville. W. 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