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Terms? $1.00 Per Year, n Advance VOL. XIV. SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTY, W. VA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1S9S. OIL NOTES. THE OIL MARKET. Tiona $ 87 Pennslyvania 77 Barnesville 67 Corning 60 New Castle 52 North Lima 56 South Lima 51 Indiana 51 From Saturday's Daily. The Jug pool is again claiming the attention of the talent and Whiskey run has dropped into second place. The Hickman Oil company's No. 1 Hickman heirs has been drilled in and Mr. Lew C. Wil son telephoned to the city this morning that it would be good for 75 barrels per day. There seems to be no gas pressure below the pay and only just what little was found in top of the sand is being thrown out. LOOKS LIKE A GUSHER. Bartlett & Stancliff s No. 1 Fletcher is showing up for a gusher. This morning it began flowing from the top ol ihe sand and when the pay is reached they expect a gusher. The Victor Oil company's No. 1 Morris has not yet got the sand and will not be drilled in before late this evening or tomorrow. A rumor on the street this morning which caused considerable excitement was to the effect that a gusher had been developed in the southern portion of the Elk Fork pool. The report contains no truth whatever as no well in that locality is-now due. An important location has just been m<i? by Henry Brown, of Mannington, on the Duval 20 acre tract in the northeast extension of the Elk Fork pool. This location is slightly in advance of develop ments and will tell an interesting story. He has purchased the par aphernalia used in drilling the "old Bowser" well and will start at once. From Monday's Daily. . With the rapid decline of the credit balance price fell the spirit of the operator. Those who had mapped out an immediate campaign 01 operations have abandoned their : project. The three wells being | drilled by the Elk Fork Oil and Gas I company and the location on the Du\ al 20 acres is the amount of new ' work started in the Elk Fork pool. Other wells are awaiting a better market; the only pool to present ! any marked activity is the new J developments on Whisky run in Ritchie county. Wood county de- 1 velopments are, as usual, without any special features. The only remarkable thing con- ! cerning the last named county is j the small amount of field work that j is being done. I Washington and Monroe counties failed to present leatures of interest during the week, and aside from the lew wells now drilling on Wil son run very little is being done. The wildcatter is painfully silent and no effort is being made by the operator to extend pools. The mar ket tumbled only two cents during the week and the operator is again hopeful of a stationary or advancing market again. # I Many other portions of Ritchie county are being operated aside from Whiskey run. West of Cairo, Col. S. P. Boyer, ; and others drilling an important test well. | The Jug poo', Tyler county was one of the attractions of the week. The Hickman Oil company com pleted a fair producer in the Injun sand and two others that were ex pected to be completed are now drilling near the pay, are the Victor's Morris No. i and Bartlett & Stan <21 YOU ALL KNOW THIS HOUSE We Trust The People And The People Trust Us. Furni ture, Carpets, ( Rugs, Stoves, Hard ware, sold for cash; or credit. We want to get acquainted with ever3-$ody 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 & BOESHAR, The Sistersville Home Furnishers. cliff s No. i Fletcher. The Fletcher is spraying from the top of the In jun, and will not be drilled in be fore sometime tomorrow. At noon today the Victor was drilling just above the pay and ex-; pect to get the sand tonight at their No. i Morris. The latest from the Hakin farm on Gorreli's run is that it is still j shut down. J. L. Flack, one of, 'the city's most progressive opera- j tors, has taken the contract for drilling the well on to the sand and will commence at once. In the Elk Fork pool Cobb & Glenn are fishing at 900 feet in their Xo j. Myeis. WHISKEY RUN. Neither the Butcher or Hamilton wells are yet in the pay. At the Butcher Xo. 1, being drilled by. Mallory & Son, the top of the sand has been reached and it is reported gassing at a terrific rate. They have shut down and are moving back the boiler. If the well does not drill itselt in by evening the drill will be started up. Guffey & Co.'s Hamil* ton is drilling in top of the sand and has a good gas pressure. The completed wells are holding up nicely. From Tuesday's Dailv. Field news today is not of a sen sational nature, but on the contrary present a very tame appearance, j The Jug pool aside from the Whiskey run pool is the most in teresting development, but there is nothing of special interest from that source. The market conditions are more j interesting. A report is current today that Joseph Seep has ordered the managers of his agencies to de sist from buying credit balances in the usual way, but to throw the j certificates on the exchange and sell j them lor what they are worth. Mr. Sweeney, at this point, could not be seen this afternoon and the report was not confirmed by him al though it is given out by a very re- j ?' I liable party, and there is some cause for the rumor. The reason of this unexpected order can hardly be surmised unless it is caused from the extremely threatening war sit uation. t It can not be from other causes, as field developments do not war rant it; stocks above ground were j reduced 350,000 barrels last month, ! and it can hardly be attributed to increasing stocks. The exchange market however toot on a more I hopeful tone Yesterday, and the highest point reached was i/Vjc| above the Standard's quotation. I The sales however were light and ] the volume of business transacted was very small. WHISKEY RUN. This pool has been the leading j attraction for the past two days trom the fact that an important well i has been expected to be completed ' every hour since Saturday noon, j The well in question is the No. 1 Butcher, drilled by Mallory & Son. The location of this well is less than one-fourth of a mile northeast of the Albrecht No. 1. As told in our report yesterday, a heavy gas pressuie was developed in or near the top of the sand yesterday after- 1 noon. The well was shot! and the boiler moved back. This morning it was drilled in and ? is a disappointment. It is reported very light, not being good for more than 30 barrels a day. A telephone message from that place via St. Marys at 3 o'clock this afternoon, claims that it will make a 50 barrel pumper. Guffey & Co.'s No. 1 Hamilton will not be completed before late tomorrow evening or Thursday morning. THE JUG. The Jug pool is now considered O. K. The well of the Hickman Oil company, on the Hickman heirs will be better than a 60-barrel well. D. S. W.'s report of it is just about as accurate as his boom p- > i-- nsiAas erang about Wood county. It is light, airy summer reading and can be taken with a grain of salt. The Morris No. i is fishing in the sand at 25 feet above the pay. The Fletcher No. 1 is not yet drilled into the pay. The sand is extremely hard and drilling is very tedious. AX IMPORTANT TEST. One of the most important tests to be made in Wetzel county for many moons will be started in a few days by Messrs. Hall, Chapman and Trees, of New Martinsville. The location for this test has been made on the head waters of Proctor creek, ana we are reliably informed that the ri^ timber has al ready been placed on the ground. It is nearly three miles to the near est developments, and a vast scope of territory will be made valuable or condemned by this location. PERSONAL. Late arrivals in the city of im portant oil men are: H. C. Speer and W. D. Morris, of Chicago. Mr. Speer is president of the Fearless Oil company, while Mr. Morris is treasurer. Both gentlemen will spend several days here looking over the situation. They are doubt less making some arrangements for spring work. EVERETT, W. VA. Special f the Review. Capt. J. T. Jones has about com pleted a rig on Isaac Lemley's farm, near the mouth of Sheets run, on Middle Island creek. This well will be drilled at once, and will be watched with a great deal of interest, as it is situated north east of the line of big gas wells drilled in and around Shiloh, this county. The well being drilled on the Massey larm, in Pieasants county, about four miles south of this place, is having considerable trou ble fishing lor a lost bit in the hole. Il is down about 800 feet, | and will be completed as rapidly as i l m I 3 i i posMble as soon as the lost bit is recovered. Hosford, Holden & Barnsdall are going to drill a well on the A. C. Martin farm, about one-half mile west of the Shinn shallow sand pool. The}* are hauling the rig now on the ground and it will be pushed to completion as rapidly as possible. Frank Holden says he is not going to leave this district until he finds a gusher. We wish him success. Captain J. T. Jones has a num ber of farms leased extending from Middle Island creek to Big Buffalo, including the following farms: I. S. Lemley, C. A. Parr, B. F. Stokes, James Sweeney (Morgan farm) J. T. Hugusand H. C. and E. Williamson, about 1,000 acres in all, on which there will be several test wells drilled this spring. There is a well located on the Hughes farm which will be drilled in the near future. The two wells drilled on the Hugus tarm, and the 1 one on the Williamson farm have ! good Big Injun sand, and showed up a good deal of oil, which makes oil men think that a considerable field might be opened up there. The people are glad that Capt. J. T. Jones has commenced to develop this part of Tyler's oil field as he is considered a gentleman and a stayer in oil fields. > o w In Tbe Time To purify your blood with Hood's Sarsaparilla. March, April, May are the trying months of the year. At this season your blood is loaded with impurities which have accumu lated during the winter, and these impurities must be immediately ex pelled. Hood's" Sarsparftlfi is tbe One True Blood Purifier. It is the medicine which has accomplished many thousands of remarkable cures of all blood diseases. It is what the millions take in the spring to build up health and ward off sickness. Captain Fowler Dead. We are in receipt of the sad intel ligence of Captain W. B. Fowler's death, which occurred Wednesday evening at the home of his son in Bridgeport. His death was due to a complication of diseases coupled with old age. Captain Fowler was assistant clerk and did other work about the Wells hotel her'e during the eutire time the house was conducted by C. F. Hosford. The deceased was at one time i conductor on the C. L. & W. railroad and held other important and trusty positions. He was universally popular here and during Lis brief stay had acquired the esteem and respect of all who knew him. Kettle* \erv?n? Bankruptcy. 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 f cola Pills. J. E. Buckey, Chief Clerk Na tional Hotel, Washington, D. C., testifies that he was all run down ? ;was a shadow of his former self ? ? Bicola Pills gave Mm wonderful relief ? he gained over twenty pounds after using them. Sisters ville agents. Hill & McCoach. Turners' Little Liver Turners ? a very small pill. Turns your liver. Cures Sick Headache? Bil liousness ? Indigestion. The roads are again rendered al most impassable by the recent heavy rains. Don't Tobacco Spit and Sao k? Tour Lifa Away. If you want to quit tobacco using easily acd forever, be made well, strong, magnetic, Icii of new life and vigor, take No-To-Bac, the wonder-worker that makes weak men strong. Many gain ten pounds in ten days. Over 400,000 cured. Buy No-To-Bac from your own drujrgis^ who will guarantee a cure. Booklet and sample mailed free. Ad. i Sterling Remedy Co., Cuicagoor Xew York, j ?- - COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS. The Session Short, Very Little Routine Business Transacted. ATTORNEY BLACKMARR Will Serve on the Election ^Board Instead of Connolly. Street Committee Report*? Few Bflta Allowed? I'ike Street Cxtemloa WUI Have to Walt? R?Ta?e Hlrewa In Pro fusion? Yarloun Natters ('?usMereAi The regular weekly meeting of the city council was held last even ing in the law office of G. M. Mc Coy. . ! There was barely a quorum pres- ) ent, owing to the fact that some of the councilmen were out of the city. Enough got together how ever, and a brief meeting was held* The minutes of the last meeting ? were read and adopted. Mr. F. D. McCoy was present and submitted a petition from the candidates on the Citizens' ticket requesting that Attorney F. L. Blackmarr be ap pointed to act as commissioner on the election board for the coming; municipal election to be held March 24th. It will be remembered that it was said by some that the Lawrence ticket was not represented on the board in the three commissioners that were appointed last Monday evening, hence the petition. _ .Jjj Mr. Kennedy then suggested that H. j. Connolly's name be with drawn. The question then came up as to whether Mr. Blackmarr was or was not a legal voter. Mr. McCoy stated that Mr. Blackmarr had made affidavit to his? qualifica tions at a previous election. After some discussion it was moved that Mr. Blackmarr be appointed to succeed Mr. Connolly. The street committee made a brief report stating that much had been done by the recent heavy rains towards washing the mud off the pavement, leaving the side walks in fair condition. It also reported that Pike 6treet extension would have to wait. This portion of Pike or Diamond street was to have been paved last fall, but excessively wet weather has prevented the completion of the work. The muct now is too deep to allow further excavation and too thin to be kept in a wagon in the event the contractors would decide on going to work. A complaint was entered by peo [pie who reside in what is known as ? the Williamson property on the east side of the railroad, about their neighbors throwing garbage in back lots ana other places. It is said that tin cans of every : imaginable kind are strewn ia un . kept profusion, as well as other ob noxious waste. The matter was : simply discussed, no action in the matter being taken. F. D. Young submitted a bill for $25, being the balance due him for service rendered in the whisky cases that were appealed daring the year of '95. After considering the bill, it was ordered paid. The council was seemingly short on business last evening, and called an adjournment before 9 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. John Sayers, of Meadville, Pa., Arrived here last week, and have gone to house keeping on Wells street Mr. Savers is w.ll and favorably knows here, and has numerous frieods to welcome him and his bride and to wish them bon voyage.