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From Wednesday's Daily. C. W. Snider has just returned from the Whiskey run field and claims that Gartlau & Co. 's No. i Williamson, of which we made men tion yesterday, was equally as good if not better than our report of yes terday claiming 20 barrels per hour for it. The first hour after the pay was struck the well flowed 35 bar rels. This well is located 300 feet from the Alhrecht No. 1 to the southwest and 4C0 feet west of the No. 1 Payne 12 acres. It shows almost no extension and is not in dicative of what exists or may be expected from that territory. The wells on the Butcher & Ham ilton farms are reported due tomor row. The Butcher is located 900 feet south of the Williamson and is the most important location now drilling in that locality. Edward Dalton and several other real good fellows 01 this city own this lease and if a good well is found they will be "in it." The Albrecht No. 2 is reported due about Saturday. The Elk Fork pool placed to its credit another small well yesterday. The well, however, is in defined territory, and being in close proxi mity to the oldest wells in the field and nothing large was anticipated. The well is No. 9, E. S. Snider, in the southeastern portion of the pool and belongs to the Argus Oil com pany. The rock pressure is exhausted in this locality, and the well will only be an average pumper. The Elk Fork Oil & Gas com pany have located their No. 6, James Eddy, and will drill at once. AN INJUN GASSER. The well on the Aaron Morgan farm, about ten miles from New Martinsv:l!e on Fishing creek, is a gasser in the Injun sand. This well was drilled by Thos. Mills and oth ers of New Martinsville as a test for that locality, and unless they decide to drill to the deeper formations their chances for oil are not flatter ing. At 30 feet in the sand yester day a very nice gas pressure was developed. There may be some thing in the second pay should one exist, but the chances are seemingly against them < LEWIS COUNTY. A. P. Boyd, of the producing firm ot Boyd Bros., who are drill ing an important test near Weston, Lewis county, left for that point this morning. He received word last evening from their drillers that a strong gas pressure had been de veloped above the Gordon and the boiler had to be moved back. This location is on the farm of Col. Woodward and was started last fall. Mr. Boyd will attempt to have it drilled through the sand be forehis return. From Thursday's Daily. The credit balauce prices contin ue to recede and while the decline is not marked by any rapid tum bling, yet it is sure and gradual. Today the Standard is offering 77c for Pennsylvania crude. WHISKEY RUN Gl'SHER. A telephone message from St. | Marys this afternoon says Mallory Bros. & Barnsdall's Xo. 2 Albrecht was drilled in this morning and was making 50 barrels per hour. Al lowing 50 per cent, for expansion between this city and the well it would in all probability be about 1 the real producing capacity of the j well. "The Wilson run field is looking all right,'' said Mr. K. H. Stoever' to the Review last evening. "If my 1 experience is worth anything to me in forming an opinion or making a prediction I should say that well on the Walton farm, drilled some time ago by the U. S. Oil company at a mile ahead of developments is too far west to be in the center of the pay streak. This well has Jbeen shot and cleaned out and is now making about 12 barrels per day." The Fisher Oil company's No. 4 Edwards is doing about 160 barrels natural. It will be given a 1 shot today in the hope of swelling k its present output. This well was completed last week and was re ported making 10 barrels per hour. Liver Ills Like biliousness, dyspepsia, headache, consti pation, sour stomach, indigestion are promptly cured by Hood's Pills. They do their work Pills easily and thoroughly. Best after dinner pills. 25 cents. All druggists. Prepared bv C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell. Mass. The only Pill to take with Hood's Sarsaparilla. This same company have located Nos. 5 and 6 and the rigs are now building. The Carter Oil company will move the rig at their No. 2 Kdwards today. The present location neces sitated abandonment owing to an unsuccessful fishing job of several weeks. A new hole will be started this week. The rig for their No. 4 on this farm has been standing completed for several days, presumably wait ing the completion of the Fisher Oil compan} 's No. 4, just 3cross the fence. Laugher & Co.'sNo. 2 Rinard is drilling at about 900 feet. It will be remembered that the No. 1 on this farm was the first well ever found in that locality. Gordon & Co. will start up at their No. 2 Beaver in the near fu ture. Tne casing was being placed on the ground yesterday. WHISKEY RUN. The Whisky run developments of I Ritchie county are by far the most interesting at the present time. The wells to be completed show splendid staying qualities, and there is reason to believe others of a similar calibre will be found. As a matter of fact, the two last wells to be completed are not of any real significance as far as extending the field is concerned, yet they demon strate beyond a question of doubt that there is a real prolific little spot just where they are fortunate^ located. When the roads become settled, the operators who own the field will go to St. Marys and drive across the country, it being the most convenient and practical route to that locality. The Hickman Oil company, af ter having been delayed by an en gine breaking down, started up yes terday and this morning they were reported drilling in the top of the sand, having just encounter* d a con siderable gas pressure. Bartlett & Stancliff s Fletcher No. i is also drilling in the sand and the Victor Oil and Gas company's No. 6 Morris is reported due Monday. [n the Elk Fork pool the Argus Qil company found a second pay in their No. 9 Snider, and last even ing it was making at the rate of over 100 barrels per day. This location was so very near the older wells very little was thought of it but it is ex tremely gratifying to note the stay ing qualities of the pool. Mallory Bros. & Barnsdall will complete their No. 2 Albrecht to day. This location is of consider able moment and its final outcome is anxiously awaited. Gartlan & Co. have the rig for their No. 2 Williamson up with their No. 3 building. The rig has been started by this same company lor their No. 2 Payne 12 acres. Guffey & Co. cased yesterday at their No. 1 Hamilton with the 6 ]4 casing. L. K. Mallory & Son will' com plete their No. 1 Butcher by Mon day. The Jug pool is again attracting j considerable attention from the fact j that two wells aie drilling in the sand while a third is neariugthej coveted spot where the golden treas ure is concealed. BEXWOOD. Special to the Review. Fishers are pumping their Piatt No. 2. The well is said to be mak ing about 50 barrels a day at pres ent, and is being pumped lull time. Report says that Fishers will put down another well on the Piatt farm, soon. Several other companies holding land in that neighborhood will likely do some operating in the near future. Henrys have been steaming . Holtsclaw No. 8 for several days, but with no visible results for good. They are thinking of having a system of shackle work rigged up to run the four wells on the Holts claw lease. The Sistersville company's King well No. 3" at New Castle has been greatly improved by the recent drilling out which was admin istered. The well is doing almost as well as when first drilled in. The Henry company's No. 2 Holtsclaw here is being cleaned out with the design to better her pro duction. Erom Friday's Daily The Oxford Oil company is still of the opinion that oil exists in or near Middlebourne. They have for a number of years past held leases in that immediate locality and have drilled wells near the town. Their latest proposition is to secure a block of territory on the east side of the town, known as Ivers Flats and drill a test well at once. This land they now covet belongs to Mrs. M. E. Thistle and is situated just across Middle Island creek from Tyler's imposing capital. Whitehill & Co., of Pittsburg, have the rig completed for their No. 1 on the J. C. Leasure farm, and the well will be started not later than next week. Capt. T. T. Jones is building a rig on the Lemley farm on Middle Island creek and will start to drill at once. The Oil City Oil and Gas compa ny have completed their No. 3 Robt. Boreman in the Elk Fork pool and will have a lair producer. The Boreman & Strouss 1,000 acre tract is credited with another small well; the South Penn Oil company are the owners. This same compa ny are drilling at their No. 2 Israel Folger. THE JUG. The Jug pool came to the front today with a nice well, which will be the incentive for the beginning of itber work. The Hickman Oil company have drilled in their Hickman heirs No. i, and while at the present time its production can not be accurately estimated, its production will not be less than 100 barrels a day.. The Victor Oil and Gas com pany's No. i Morris and Bartlett & Stancliff's No. i Fletcher will both be drilled in tomorrow, barring ac cidents. A small fire occurred at Arm strong Smith No. 2, but it was extinguished without much diffi culty and comparatively no loss. The Hickman Oil company have considerable material and supplies 011 the ground, and since their first venture has "panned out" so favor ably they will in all probability start two other wells at once. Should the Fletcher & Morris farms show up good producers to morrow a j^reat deal of new work will be started. Both locations are to the north and public opinion is with that direction. The well being drilled 011 the Eakin farm between the Jug and Elk Fork pools should get the sand the latter part of next week. This is a very important location. WHISKEY RUN. Excitement over this pool is un abated. It would now seem that a real Klondike had been tapped. The No. 2 Albrecht that was drilled in yesterday is said to be the banner well of the four now producing from this immediate pool. The first hour of their production is not a corrcct standard of the wells' actual gauge. We are informed that the wells in variably flow at the rate of 45 or 50 Darrels for the first hour and then slump to about 20 or 25 barrels per hour. E. Mallory & Son's No. 1 Butch er will be completed tomorrow. This is the most important loca tion, since the first well drilled, and its outcome is awaited with much interest. Gartlan & Co. have located Nos. 3, 4 and 5 on the Williamson, while the rig for No. 2 is about com pleted. George Shryock, of this city, has just issued a very fine map of this field that in our opinion is superior to any that has yet been published. The publisher claims for" it the best on the market. m m ^ The Const Defence*. .One half the number of improved cannon, mortars and emplacements will be located and placed in suit able position ere the expiration of 1898. The Artillery Board is con stantly making surveys, so far as these relate to the army, and the establishment of adequate military protection of our sea board, fre quently urged npon our goverment bv the chambers of commerce of our maritime cities, is recieving a strong reinforcement from this source. Meanwhile there is a means of defence from greater physical calamity which no one afflicted with nervosness or dyspep sia should neglect, and that is the use of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, which by restoring the tone of the nerves and stomach invigorates the entire system. It also remedies and prevents malarial, kidnev and rheumatic ailments, and cures bil liousness and constipation. It is a capital appetizer, and promotes sound repose. Those who have been cured by it speak in no un certain tones as to the effectiveness of this celebrated medicine in dis ease and as a medicinal stimulant. Cradle Kocked by ? Motor. A motor cradle is tho latest domestic in vention, and a strong minded lady who has purchased one declares that if science goes on much longer with improvement* of that kind there will soon bo nothing left for her husband to do. Tho thing id said to bo a great advance on the hand rocked article, and can be worked with either electricity or petroleum. The mo tion may bo aocelerated or slackened by simply turning a screw. ? London Tole crranh. Filling a Tooth. "How many times do you suppose a dentist strikes each piece of gold that bo puts into a cavity?" asked a recent fugitive from the chair of dental tor ment. "You can form some estimate by my count today. On one piece of gold I counted 80 blows of the dental hammer. When the blows were struck in groups ? a number of quickly repeated strokes and an interval ? I could not count, but at one time, with even strokes, I count ed 80." ? New York Times. The Loudon Times declares it is to England's interest to preservo China intact as a vast field for the extension of trade and to maintain her as a "go ing concern. " China is a going concern, in the auctioneer's sense, "going, go ing, gone." "China is today a nerveless, pulpy mass," says General Foster. But what could be expected of a country where pigs are harnessed up as draft animals? Of the $01,718,000 in gold mined in this country the past year Colorado produced $22,000,000. The autonomy which Spain was to enforce in Cuba Jan. 1 has not autoiined. China at present seems to regard England as her great and good friend. Let your words ring true. Lant Notice. All persons indebted to Henry Rauch by book account or note must settle by the nth of this month. After that date all claims will be placed in the hands of a jus tice to bring suit on the same. There is no more extension to be given to any one. This is positively the last notice and you can save costs by calling and settling on or before the above date. This applies to all. M. E. Mocii, m vv s-wk] Assignee Henry Rauch. FEIVaTE JOHN ALLEN. lie Arrives at St. Augustine and lias Some Hard Lurk. John Allen <>r Mississippi, tho wit of the house, arrived at tho Ponco do Leon, St. Augustine, registered and was assigned to a room. He had never seen apartments so extravagantly furnished. Expensive oil paintings hung on tho walls. The bed stead was of mahogany and hand carved. Carpeting a half foot thick covered the dooring. There were vases filled with llowers, velvet covered chairs, lace cur tains, beveled mirrors and all the- other appliances of modern convenience and luxury. John became alarmed. He figured it out that that room would cost as much pt>r day as his salary as a congressman would amount to in a half a week. lie railed bellboy, gave him ?2 and told him to quietly lind out the tariff on that room. John didn't like to ask the clerk himself, lie was a org man. and that would look little The boy returned presently and in formed the guest that the price was $5d per day. Alien went down stairs, laid down a dime and called for a cigar. They didn't m'11 anything but two bit cigars. He put down a nickel on the newsstand and picked una New York paper. "Twen ty cents more, please." said the clerk. He got a drink and tendered locents. ' Where you Ihvu stopping? At the Windsor!-" asked the barkeeper. "Drinks here are a quarter." Th .t settled it with Allen. He went to his room, gathered his grips and took them himself down stairs. Then he called for his bill. "Why. what is the matter, Mr. Allen? We thought that you were going to spend some time with us:-" asked the clerk. "Very sorry," replied Mr. Allen, "but I have just received a telegram that calls 1 me away." The clerk reached out his hand to tell him good by. "But the bill?" inquired Allen. "There isn't any bill. You are tn? guest of the manager. Mr. >eavy. " But Allen had to make tho bluff good and he left on the evening train. ? Chi cago Times-Herald. J In a few weeks the roads will be come passable again, the operations will be resumed in the field, and we will be at the threshold of what promises to be the best summer this city has ever seen. It is remarkable that so many towns in the state face the coming municipal elections with license and anti-license tickets. This ques tion seems to have assumed large proportions in every com unity in the commonwealth almost, and will not down. ? Quite a number of the readers of both the daily and weekly Review will notice by their labels that a visit to the office of the editor would be about the proper thing. We , have some new receipts, which we would be glad to distribute among the delinquent staff. ??? ? ? We trust that the new opera house scheme will materialize. A ; good house in this city would be | well patronized, and wov^ld secure the very best attractions on the road. We need such a building, and believe that it would be a financial success. We trust that it will come speedily. Spain will insist that the Maine was blown up by internal forces. No one will believe this, and if the government of the United States will permit the matter to become' the subject of international inquiry, it will do that which will be con trary to the wishes of three tourtlis of our people. m m It is a peculiar fact that the bonds of Cuba are rated higher than those of Spain! The fluctuations of the stock exchange is a pretty good prophecy of coming events, and judging by this fact, the chances for the payment of the Cuban bonds, accompanied with the independence of Cuba seems to be reasonably certain. In a little while, work will be resumed on the pike, and in the course of a few months we will have a most magnificent road to the end of Lincoln district. We had hoped that the other districts along the pike would have taken the preliminary steps in the same direction during the winter, but it is not too late yet. Whether we get the railroad or not, we want a good wagon road clear through the county, and ieel certain that we will get it, if not now, shortly after our I pike is completed, and the people taste the blessings of good roads all the year round. ^ m ? We have heard of some opposi tion to the railroad. We are loathe to believe it. We cannot think that it comes from any other than the prospect of temporary gain on the part of such opposition. Certainly t no one can imagine for a moment ! that a railroad through Tyler coun ty with its terminus in this city would not be better for the future of Sistersville. We have no fears of the opposition assuming such for- \ midable proportions as to defeat the bond proposition, and hope that all those interested in the permanent prosperity of Sistersville will do all in their power to spread the senti ment in favor of the road, and lend their aid to securing such an over whelming vote for it that the will of this people shall be almost unani mously registered in favor of con tinued progress for our little town. ? ? ? Here is a biography in a nutshell: Born, welcomed, caressed, cried, fed, grew, amused, reared, studied, examined, graduated, in love, loved, engaged, married, quarreled, recon ciled,- suffered, deserted, taken ill, died, mourned, buried and forgot ten. Notice of Special Election. County Court of Tyler County, West Virginia, February special session, 189S', February 25th. WHEREAS, The Sistersville and Salem Rail road company, a corporation doing business in this state, have by their petition presented to the court this day, requested a vote to be ordered and money to be "appropriated in aid of the construc tion of a railroad of narrow guage from some point at or near the Town of Sistersville on the Ohio River in the county of Tyler, State of West Virginia, and thence bv the "most practicable route by the way of Elk Fork, Miodlebourae and the* mouth of McElroy creek to intersect the Doddridge county line at "or near the mouth of Big Flint Run; said vote to be taken upon the question of a subscription of $7,500.00 by the Dis trict of Centreville; upon thequestionof the sub script ion of 52s.ooo.oo by the District of Ells worth; upon the question of the subscription" of $10,000.00 by the District of Lincoln, a?id upon the question of the subscription of $25,000.00 by the District of McElrov, toward the said work, and WHEREAS, The County Court of the County ofTyle*- deem it desirable for the said Districts to appropriate money to aid in the construction of such railroad in said districts of Ellsworth, Lin coln. and McElroy and said District of Centre ville. in said county, said appropriations to be made by subscriptions as slock to the capital stock of the said railroad company, or any other railroad company doing business" in this State undertaking the said work. Therefore, it is hereby ORDERED. By the said County Court, of the eountv of Tyler, that a vote be taken upon the qu'stion of the appropriation, by such subscrip tion. by said district of Centreville. of the sum of $7,500.00; by said district of Ellsworth of the sum of $25,000 oo; by saiid district of Lincoln of the sum of $10,000.00. and by said district of Mc Elrov of thesum of $2>.ooo.oo.to the work above specified to be expended in the construction of said railroad, from, by way of and to the poiuts aforesaid. Said vote shall 1*? taken at the several places of voting in said districts of Centreville, Ells worth. Lincoln, aiid McElroy at a Special Elec tion, which shall Ik- held therein, on Saturday, the yth day of April, !N>s. It such vote shall be in favor of Mtch appro priations. or either of them, any subscription thereof by thisCourt. or its A cents, shall l?e upon the following terms and conditions. to-wit: The said subscript ios shall be pnind in coupon bonds of said districts, respectively, in the de nomination of $soe.oo, payable at or before the expiration of thirty years from the date thereof, with interest at the rate ijf six per centum per annum. And it is further ORDERED, By the Court, that in the event that the aforesaid subscription should Ik* au thorized by tlie votes of the said district of Lin coln, at the election hereby directed to be held, the bonds so authorized shall Ik* delivered when said railroad is constructed through Lincoln district to the Ellsworth district line, and not before. That in the event that the ofaresaid subscription should l>e authorized hy the voters of the said district of EUswoith, at the election herebv directed to Ik* held. one-half of the lKinds so authorized shall be delivered when said rail road shall be constructed to the Town of Mid dlebourne. and the other half shall be delivered when the said railroad shall l>e con structed to the McElroy district line, and not before: That in the event that the aforesaid subscription should 1k? authorized by the voters of said district of Centreville at the election hereby directed to be held, the ltouds so authorized shall be delivered when said railroad shall l?e constructed to the mouth of .McElroy creek and not before: That in the event that the aforesaid subscription should be authorized by the voters of said district of McKlroy at the election hereby directed to be held, the liouds so authorized shall Ik* delivered when said railroad shall be constructed to the village of Shirley, in said district of McElroy, and not before. Pro vided. however, that said railroad shall Ik* con? structed from the town of Sistersville to the town of Middletxiurne, on or before the tirst day of May. 1S9.1 ami to the village of Shirley on or before the first dav of May, igoo. The said special election shall be held by the following named commissioners, who are hereby appointed for that purpose, that is to say IN THE DISTRICT OF CENTREVILLE. Precinct No. 1 at Centreville, J. C. Warner, A. J. Moore and A. L. Corbly. l'recinct No. 2. at Deep Valley, Joshua Wag ner, 1). W. Hess and llco. W. Davis. IN THE DISTRICT OF ELLSWORTH. Precinct No. i, at Court House, T. J. Sellers, John Shepherd and S. B. Ankrom. Precinct No. 2, at Laurel Run. W. E. Mayfiehl, Joseph A. Twyman and B. L Clark. Precinct No. 3, at I). J. Vancamps', T. B. Wat* kins, D. B. Leap and Omar Christian. Precinct No. 4. at Morey's Hall, *Wm. J. Hill, W. A. Woodburn and I). M. Smith. IN THE DISTRICT OF LINCOLN. Prccinct No. !, at Citizens' Hose House: A. B. Wilson, P. B. Lowry and F. I). McCoy. Precinct No. 2. at J. T. Jones Hose House; (). L. Lowther, W. I.. Armstrong and J. H. McCoy. Precinct No. 3, at Buck's School House; U. (J. Heslep, J. W. Meredith and I'riah Ice. Precinct No. 4. at School House, Wells' l.ane, George W. Sine. J. H. Black and H. W. McCoy. IN THE DISTRICT OF McELKOY. Precinct No. 1. at Shirley: O. I). Underwood, Lloyd Fur bee and F. M. Allen. Precinct No. 2. at Moores; I,ot McCortnick, E. T. Parks and Albert Lemasters. Precinct No. 3, at Elders' School House; Win. .v. Myer. James Tallin and Valentine Allen. And the j>oll shall, in other resjxrets, Ikt taken and the result shall Ik; ascertained and certified as directed bv sections 24. etc., of chapter 39, of theOxleof West Virginia of 1*01. The ballots used in taking the said poll shall have written or printed thereon, the words ??SUBSCRIPTION" or "NO SUBSCRIPTION,'* or any other words that will show how the voter intended to vote on the question proposed, And it is further ORDEKED, By the Court that, in the event that the aforesaid subscription should l>e author ized by the voters of said Districts of Kllsworth, Lincoln and McElroy, at the election hereby di rected to Ik- held, then the subscriptions voted hytthe said districts *>ti the 25th day of August. shall lie held to be inoperative, null and void, otherwise the said subscriptions heretofore voted to he made, shall remain in full force and effect. The said Till; SISTERSVII.LE AND SALEM RAILROAD COMPANY have given the Court good and sufficient guarantee that it will defray all of the expenses of the said election in case said company (ails to build and complete the said railroad in this county under the provi sions of this order. i his order shall be published as required by law, am! shall also b?- published in the following newspapers printed in thiscouutv. viz. the West Virginia oil Review, the Tyler Gazette and the Tyler County Star. The foregoing is a true copy taken from page* ?7S. ^?J. etc.. -ORDER BOOK NO. 4? i^? TVLERTCOUNTY COURT" of the proceedings of said Court. Attest? I>. Hickman. Clerk. County Court of Tyler County, West Virginia, February Special session. isy\ February 25th: ORDERED, That the voting precinct line be tween Nos. 2 and 3. of Lincoln district, in this county, l?e. and the snid line is. hereby changed so as to include the residence of Sh river Moore in saiff precinct No. 2 I. T Jones Hose house; and that copies of this onler Ik- published and (>osted as required by law. ORDERED. That the place of voting in Elec tion precinct No. 4 of Ellsworth district, in thi# county. Ik- changed from the office of J. H. St rickliug. Esq., on Maine street, in the Town of Middkbonrne, W. Va., to MOREV'S HALL on Main street, in said town; and that notice hereof l?e given as the law directs. ORDEKED. That the line between voting pre cincts N< ?. 1 and -. of McElroy district, in this county. Ik-, and the said line i- hereby changed ?-o as to include the farnf- of the following per son- in voting precinct No. 1. Shirley, namely: John Grow s' Heirs. A. J Weekly. David Booher, J.S. Booher and W. V. Hogc;and that noticeof of this order Ik- posted and published in the manner prescribed by law. The foregoing are true copies taken from jage 7 of the "Election Precinct. Record No. 1, Tvler county." now In the office of the Circuit Court ot Tvfer county. At; est D. HICKMAN. Clerk of the Court of Tyler Co.. W. Vs. Alaininnm Feus. We have taken the sole agency in this city and county for the just ly celebrated De Haan & Co.'s Aluminum pens and carry a full stock of all sizes. Price same as ordinary steel pens ? $1.50 a gross. Can be seen at Review office on Catherine street tl A new lot of Bag Tags and new and novel pencil holders just in, at the Review office. Our blank deeds, deeds of trtitf, mortgages are the best, at the Re view office.