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J H. McCOY, Editor and Proprietor. SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTY, W, VA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1898. * 9 ' V NO. 11 OIL NOTES, THE OIL MARKET. Tiona $ 88 Pennslvvania 78 Barnesville 68 Corning -61 New Castle 53 North Lima 57 South Lima 52 Indiana 52 From Saturday's Daily. The several pools through the southwest field are void of sensa tions. Nothing has transpired since yesterday that is worthy of men tion. The only pool that is at attracting any attention at the present time is the Whiskey run field. The fact that several wells ' are nearing the sand is sufficient \ cause to warrant considerable anx iety. Another feature that adds to the importance of that section is the fact that it is an unknown quaitity. The well on the Payne lot is still fishing. Gartlan & Co.'s No. 1 William son is due Monday. whiskey Run. Gartlan & Co. when on top of the sand at No. 1 Payne had the mis fortune to break a jar aud now have a bad fishing job. Gartlan & Co.'s No. 1 William son is down 1600 feet and is expect ed to be in Wednesday. Barnsdall & Mallory's No. 1 Al brecht is holding up to iS barrels per hour. Since it came in it has averaged 420 barrels per day and does not now look like a freak. Mallory Bros. No. 1 Baker is down 1500 feet and will be in Fri day next. All the operators in the field are now anxiously awaiting the well now nearing the sand and no new developments will be made until something is known trom them. From Monday's Daily. The Standard today marked down the credit balances one cent per barrel, making the present quotation for Pennsylvania crude 7Sc. It would now look as though 75c oil was a certainty. There is but one feature to warrant this de cline and that is the present war scare. If the difficulties with Spain are amicably adjusted the producer who holds to his oil will be the win- j ner. The fields have presented . nothing that weald have a tendency ; to bear the market and it is indis putabie t ict that stocks are being i reduced. At the Jug the Hickman Oil company are due today at their No. 1 Hickman heirs. This location is slightly to the east of the producers already completed in that field. The Victor Oil and Gas compa-, ny's Morris Xo. 1 will be due the; last of ihe week. It is understood that the well on ^ the Eakin farm, between the Elk 1 Fork and Jug pools, that has been shut down for several days, started up this morning. The talent is yet guessing the magnitude of the Whiskey run pool. Yesterday the well on the Payne lot belonging to Gartlan & Co. and located 225 feet southeast of the Albrecht No. 1 was drilled in and is doing in the neighborhood of 25 barrels per hour. While the well of itself is a splendid one there is practically no extension to the field. Xor will any of the wells due this week add any particular sig ? 1 nificanee to the field, only inasmuch as it affects the daily producing ca pacity of the location. This same company will com- j plete their Xo. 1 Williamson on an adjoining lease Monday or Tuesday, barring delays or accidents. The idea of this find being able to bull YOU ALL KNOW THIS HOUSE We want to get acquainted with everybody in this part of the country. So when in Sistersville make our store your headquarters, it doesn't matter whether you buy or not, we are always glad to see you. SMITH 4 DOESHAR, The Sistersville Home Furnishers. the market is preposterous. While there may be some length to the field there is scarcely any room for width. Some few good wells will be found in the immediate district, but a field of any great magnitude will never result. The last of the week should see Albrect No. 2 completed as well as the Hamilton No. 1. There will be no wells due for several days that will show any material ex-! 1 tension. The whole of the territory sur rounding developments is owned by Sistersville parties and it is gratify ing to see them pulling out all right. The Payne 12 acre tract has another completed rig and it is possible that the drill will be started at once. The Albrecht No. 1 was given a shot vesterdav which sent her oro * * A. duction away up. If the shot pro duces the same effect that the drill did which punctured the rock the owners have a Klondike. This well i has shown admirable staying quali ties, in fact, no other well to our knowledge has held up at such a uniform rate and for so long a time without the use of stimulants. From Tuesday's Daily. The price of the credit balance is . unchanged from yesterday's quota tion at the local office here today. The exchange seems to have taken on a very feeble tone and very little business is being transacted. The cause for this is attributed to the lowering war clouds. It has been proven that no other influence can be at work. Stocks are Deing re duced. field work is at a stand still. 1 new pools are not in evidence and } numerous other things have been pointed out by us why the market should go up instead of down. Once the dispute with Spain ad justed and there is no obstacle in the way. The Whiskey run poo! is ex pected to give up several nice pro- j ducers, but it can never be a very large field. The Albrecht No. 3 is t X I showing signs of failing and the No. i Payne 12 acres is not doing over 20 barrels per hour. The pay is found in the top of the Big Injun, or Keener sand, and aside from Elk Fork has never afforded a pool of any magnitude. The Williamson No. 1 which was reported due today will not get the sand for a couple of days. Guffey & Co.'s No. 1 Hamilton will not get the pay before next week. At the Jug the Hickman Oil company have been delayed at their No. 1 Hickman heirs, by their en gine breaking down yesterday af 'ternoon. The well was due today, 1 but it will not now be completed be! ore Friday. ! The Victor Oil and Gas company are due Friday at their No 1 Mor j ris in the same locality. Bartlett & Stancliff will be due at their No. 1 Fletcher the early part of next week. In the Elk Fork field work is reviving with the good weather of the past few days. The Elk Fork Oil and Gas corn-' pany have drilled their No. 1 W. J. Hill through the Injun, with no better results. They have begun spudding at their Nos. 10 and 1 1 J. K. Hill. This same company will drill their No. 9 J. T. A. Hawkins at once. This was one of the locations that the owners wanted drilled last fall, but the receivers objected. The Argus Oil company are due today at their No. 9E P. Snider. This location is within defined lim its. and the rock pressure being ex hausted, it is not thought that it will be better than an ordinary pumper. The Victor Oil and Gas company has drillled its No. 1 McFarland in Pleasants county, through the Big Injun sand and have a rank duster. This location had a small showing of oil in the Cow Run formation, but not enough to warrant the own ers in operating it After a run of light wells and dusters the Wilson run pool has placed to its credit another good The Fisher Oil company have drilled in their No. 4 Edwards and have a 200 barrel well. When it is shot and cleaned out it may possi bly be improved. Its a Gusher. A special from St. Mayrs this 'afternoon says Gartland & Co's. No. 1, Williamson, in the Whiskey | run pool, has been completed and J is good for 20 barrels per hour. .This location was reported this morning as being delayed and | would not be completed before I Friday. Settle* XfrvonH Kaiikrnptcy. Investigation shows that men who succeed are men of brains ? - strong nerves ? great will power. Orinary food cannot supply the vi tal forces which people with active brains and bodies require. Bicola Pills feed the nerves, make the mind bright, muscles strong, make flesh and blood and give perfect . health to men and women. The Turners of Philadelphia make Bi-j cola Pills. J. E, Buckev, Chief Clerk Na tional Hotel, Washington, D. C.J testiSes that he was all run down ? ] was a shadow of his former self ? Bicola Pills gave him wonderful relief ? he gained over twenty! pounds after using them. Sisters ville agents, Hill & McCoach. Turners' Little Liver Turners ? a very small pili. Turns your liver. Cures Sick Headache ? Bil liousness ? Indigestion. Bike Rnuo Away. Col. J. W. Boyer was out on his ' wheel yesterday afternoon and go ing down an incline at the corner oi Hill and Water streets he lost control of his wheel, and in attempt ing to jump off of it^he was hurled to the pavement with great force. He was .badly bruised and consider erably shaken up, but his injuries are not of a serious nature. The wheel will have to be mended with a new one, being badly broken in various places. M PREPARATIONS, The Purchase of the Brazilian War Ships Confirmed. USEFUL ADDITIONS To the United States /"Navy, Either in War or Peace. The j are Very ForiuMnble V? wl* nnd Tfry Speedy? Fortltleation ?>nn? to be Mounted on DiftAppearinj? Carrl? ?see?. Washington, D. C., March 14.? Conditions appear to be quieter on the surface at the navy department today. Probably this was because Secretary Long, Capt. Crownin sheild, chief of the navigation bu reau, Eugineer-in-chief Melville, and other leading bureau officials of the department, were qalled to the capitol during the forenoon to in form the appropriations committee of the needs of the naval service in the matter of legislation. In the various bureaus, however, there was a hum of industry, and the work progressed as incessantly and stead ily as for the past two weeks. The recruiting branch of the navy department is naturally one of the biggest branches of the service just now. It is in the temporary com mand of Captain Hemphill during the absence in the south of Captain Kawley and he was busy today with representatives of the railroads en gaged in arranging for terms for transportation of recruits to the sea board and of sailors already in the service from one port to another made by the commission of new ships. A problem that confronts the recruiting office is to procure the necessary force of enlisted men for manning the two ships which have been purchased from Brazil, the Amazons and the Admiral Breu. The officers of the navigation bureau are making all arrangements for the speediest possible delivery of the two ships on this side of the Atlantic. It probably will require about 250 men for each ship and the question is whether these men shall be hired abroad in England under special arrangements for the one trip or whether regular crews shall be sent out from the United States to bring them home. The first method is undoubtedly the quickest, but it will not be available in case there should be an open rup ture before the completion of the two ships The two Brazilian vessels will be extremely useful additions to the 1 United States navy. They are^teel : sheathed and coppered, with twin 'screws, and wiil be the first of the cruisers in our n a vy to embody that I most useful feature of naval con [struction, sheathing, for which Chief Constructor Hichborn has worked earnestly for many years. He finally succeeded in having some of the smaller gun boats con structed on this principle. The iAmazonas is rated at 3,600 tons displacement, with an indicated horsepower under natural draught at 7.500, which is calculated to de- j velop twenty knots speed. T rcus while the ship is about the size of, the Charleston, she is much faster. Her armament is also much more formidable, not so much in calibre, ! for the main battery is made up of six six-inch guns, but these guns as well as the 4 7 inch guns are of what is known as fifty calibres length, giving them unusual range and power. In addition they have ten 6-pounder quick firing guns, six one-pounders, four Maxim ma chine guns and two boat or field guns. The torpedo tubes are three in number. The total capacity is 850 tons, giving the ship an effec tive steaming radius of 8,000 knots, a most valuable feature, inasmuch as it would enable the ship to cross and re-cross the Atlantic without coaling. Such a vessel used as a commerce destroyer would be vast ly more effective than what appear to be more powerful crafts, because $ ot its ability to get along on long cruises without touching in at neu tral ports to coal and thus being ex-fi posed to capture. The cruisers carry no armor in the ordinary sense, buc their ma chinery is protected from the fire of guns by an arched steel deck just below the water line, varying in thickness from 1.2 to 3.5 inches. The battery has an unusual train, being arranged to fire three ahead and three astern of the principal guns. Tommy Wrllt in Town. Tommy Wells, of Middlebourne, as "he familiarly known, was in the city this morning. He requests us to say the people of Middlebourne want to see Sistersville grow into a city and for this reason want to run their narrow gauge railioad into our town. We say let the railroad come* He further informs us that our friend, O. W. O. Hardman thinks we are pretty good fellows, even if we do say some uncomplimentary things about him occasionally. He is a little uneasy about our friend, K. S. Boreman, the old temperance orator of the Star. Boreman has sold the Star and has bought a drug store and Tommy is afraid Boreman will fill a perscription occasionally, just likeother ordinary druggists do. Tommy is sure no one in Middle-, borne is opposed to our city grow* ing, but thinks the few people in his village have the right to pre vent us from getting a new city charter because they know best what we need here. Tommy is an enthusiastic railroad man and we hope he will live to ride into the "greatest town on earth" on the best narrow guage railroad in the state, and if he will come in often and get better acquainted with our people he will find that we are not all bad, that some are real good, and that others are not so good and he may find a few as tough as his republican official friends at the county seat are reported to be, but this is doubtful. We are glad the people of Middlebourne have de cided to let our town grow. We 'return thanks. (ontnmpllon Positively ( urrd. 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; was induced to try Dr. King's New Discovery, and was cured by use of two bottles. For past three years has been attending to business and says Dr. King's New Discovery* is the grandest rem edy ever made, as it has done so muck for him and also for others in [his community. Dr. King's New ; Discovery is guaranteed for coughs, colds and consumption. It won't | fail. Trial bottles free at Hill & McCoach's drug store. m ^ Frank Cooper and Miss Kate Carr>enter. of Pursley, were married today at the home ot the bride's parents. Alter receiving the con gratulations of their many friends and partaking of a delightful repast the ycung couple left for the groom's home in Toronto, Ohio, where they wil! spend a few days. Pread ParroU. Mr. and Mrs. Thurman B. Meek are the proud parents of a fine baby girl, which was born to them this morning. The little lady and mother are reported by their physician as getting along nicely, but grave fear is entertained for the father as be is almost beside himself. Itchiness of the skin,, horrible plague- Most everybody affiicted in one way or another. Only one safe, never failing cure ? Doan's Ointment. At any drug store. 50 cents.