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rithropy and Brains. \ Jk OF THE FEATURES m BLjnc of the Leading Stock 9?arms of the Country, m i dL Colonel John J. Carter Undo a u S|?ot of Forest and Morass at ^Hickory? Some Notable Stock. Riverside Stock farm at ickory is the name of one of interesting spots in Penu to the lovers of high bred and' cattle. farm is a part of an oil es aronlal in size, owned by ,el J. J. Carter, of Titusville. nsists of more than 4,000 acres on both slopes of West Hick reek, from its mouth at the Eiteny river, and extending the : length of the creek at Neill , In this territory is embraced of the most productive pools West Hickory's oil development, ?jit contains several wells that ens* drilled several years ago, and SJjtill producing oil in remunera Erouantities. 3Jlie property was acquired some ?rears ago by Colonel Carter, the Bfrprisiug and prominent oil f>dueer, for oil purposes alone. ?ing attracted, however, by the tautv of the farms and their avail ility for stock raising and agri jttrral purposes, be set about at de to convert what was then !w^n as the "WestHickory larm," fie mouth of West Hickory creek ma stock rauche. Large expen ses of time and labor were re Rd and expended with a cheer ?ps and liberality seldom equaH K The first improvement to en Je his attention was the reclam- j SI of the river front from the nd high water during the fresh ly To meet this problem, an Spieering skill of a high order A required, and was supplied w Colonel Carter's own expen ?T*e of time and money found ?jssary. For instance, West Rory creek, in its approach to i.river, pursued a tortuous course, Spying nearly a half mile in TOnce to traverse 300 feet in a feet line. His first work was to lighten the stream by dredging ?nnel to the nearest point of fit. This was followed out by IIV a double row of piles on K^ank of the creek, six feet $ft, planking the sides with re^ inch oak plank, and high jjggh at any stage of water to ?ne the stream within the arti ? banks thus provided. These ?oden walls" were also extended Kg the river front, at exposed gits, securing absolute protec jg from further encroachments pi the alluvial banks from the ui. water and ice gorges. Jltogether, it was one of the >st substantial improvements to ^jeen anywhere, and as well as ?ht be donewithin the bonds of vate capital. Governments might ||do, attempt such things, but in [I instance, within the personal terience of the writer, has it ihe to our knowledge, at such ^jense and trouble, to protect Ids irom water, This was uu ?aken primarily to preserve the fge for his livestock and cattle. Nowhere in this country is the Ifiiness of stock raising pursued Bi any closer attention to scien H principals than is observed at I Riverside Stock Farm. There ? older stock ranges, but we ?bt if there are any better in nnsylvania. In point of years, it toy be distanced, being hardly Be than six years in number, but jgults, few, if any, stock farms ?Tqual it. Like everything else Bdoes, he does well. Colonel Rer invariably applies approved liness methods: therefore this ?fch, while, in a sense, a de iture from his customary activi ty is no exception to the Carter Kale of what is worth doing is ikb doing well. His stock is one of the bluest >od to be fouud. The sires and fos of his horses, cattle, sheep p swine, in which this wonderful Bp abound, were imported at pat cost from the European cen p of livestock culture. In horses as limited his produce to the ght and coach varieties, es fcwing entirely the fleet-footed IMer and nimble trotter and In cattle, the milk and beef Peeing species seem to engage J/iost earnest attention, not, how ever, to the exclusion of those aris tocrats of the bovine species, the A. J. C. C. Jerseys, which will com pare with the best strains of these favorite cattle in the country. His herds ot HoisteinFriesian and short horn cattle, together with the Jersies above mentioned, have taken first premiums at every one of the main fairs, cattle shows, etc., where they have been exhibit ed. The same can be said of his sheep, which are the finest strains of imported breeds, selected espec ially for their wool land fine flesh. At the present time he has 75 head of horses on the farm, one- quarter of which are colts and the greater portion of the remainder brood mares. His management of the horses illustrates the kindness of the man and gives a hit of his real incentive for turning a part of his attention to the stock farm business. There is not an animal on the place but what will come at the beck and call of Colonel Carter or his employes. From the time they are dropped until they are put into the harness they are habituated to being han dled, and 3-year-old colts, being hitched up lor the first time, settle down to their work with the steadi ness and regularity of old stagers. There is no nervousness and no wildness; their breeding and treat ment from birth being[with the aim to develop the intelligence of the animal. The results are wonderful and to the casual observer it would seem that these splendid colts, while not lacking in animal spirits, could not be frightened by any ^un^ usual sight, sound or noise, or that anything could cause them to lose their heads. This rrait is due either to their breeding or their gentle handling, possibly both, and, when it is considered what use will be made of the colts when broken to harness, a most desirable trait. Colonel Cauer has been especial ly fortunate in his selection of a superintedent, Mr. J. L. Paul, than whom no better can be found. THK HORSES. Among the horses chosen and imported, especially for their pure blood, intelligence and desirable personal characteristic are the fol lowing, which have attracted atten tion and the most favorable com ment throughout all of the United States and parts of Europe. Ingmanthorpe Ranger, a Cleve land bay or England coach, an im ported stallion of marked beauty, strength and action, 16 hands high and weighs 1,300 pounds. His color is blood bay, black points, with mane and tail to match. He was foaled in the spring of 1SS9, bred by F. P. Baker, of Yorkshire, England, and imported in 1890. His sire was Luck's All  bv Luck's All  by Cardinal  by Emulator . Dam by Prince George, and a pedigree that runs away down the register. Maggie Lander and foal, also an imported Cleveland bay mare, color and markings similar to Ingman thorpe Ranger. Sire, Prince George . Dam, Maggie . Golden Acre, whose ancestors on both sides have been noted prize winners in Scotland tor many years. He is an imported Clydesdale, and dropped May 20, 1SS9. In color he is bay, white face and hind feet, and is the possessor of much strength and beauty. Spratbro Belle (and foal) an im ported Shire, and Cleora, a French Percheron, are especially fine speci mens of horse flesh and intelligent breeding. PRIZE WINNING CATTLE. The Riverside Stock farm's drove of A. J. C. C. Jerseys are possibly the best known and most generally admired in the country. Their blood is of the bluest and wherever shown have had no trouble in car rying off all the honors in sight. Among the leaders are the follow ing: Ida's Roiter of St. Lambert 14th, dropped October 19, 1S94; Zabar 3rd, dropped October 10, 1SS8; Koffeis Rosa Bell the 2nd (and calf) droppad July 25, iS8'; Regina Weston (and calf,) dropped Decem ber 21st, 18S9; High Tea, dropped June 20, 1S88; Cressida Pogis, dropped March 20, 1897. The lovers of fine cattle aud the professional dairymen of the coun try are paying considerable atten tion to the Holstein-Friesians. The herd of these cattle exhibited at the Riverside are perfect specimens of the breed and the attraction that the herd has for the people of this section is shown in the record of just one sample beauty "Clothilde the 4th-Netherland" (and calf,) dropped February 25, 1S89, and whose milk record for the week ending August 21, 1897, was 450 pounds. Her sire was Netherland Statesman and her dam Clothilde the 4th. Another beauty is Queen ot Clothildes (and calf,) dropped January 17, 1893; Countis of Ve rona the 3d, dropped February 23, 1894; Clothildes 3d's Beautv, dropped February 16, 1893; Sir Sleepless^ Nights Run Down in Health ? Constant Pains in Arms and Shoulders? A Valuable Gift-Health, Appetite and Sseep? Pains are Cone. "I was run down in health and could hardly keep on my feet. The least exer tion would causc palpitation and I would feel as though I was being smothered. My nights were sleepless and I felt worse in the morning than when I retired. My liver was out of order and I had constant pains in my arms and shoulders and numbness in my limbs. I was sometimes dizzy and would fall. My son gave me two bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla and they proved of more value than a very costly gift. In a short time after taking Hood's Sarsaparilla I had a good appetite, sleep came back to me and the pains all left me." Mrs. Annie E. Stetteb, 621 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, Pa. Hood's spSa Is the Best? In fact the One True Blood Purifier, i Sold by nlldruggist3. Tricc $1, nix fjr ?5. ?j j, rfc?ii are the best after-dinner Hood S HlIlS pills, aid digestion. 25c. I Inka Mechthilde Dc Kol, dropped February 26, 1896; Lyda Artis3d's Clothilue, dropped January 7, 1894; Woodland Queen, dropped March 28, 1887; her calf, dropped January 24,1897. Two more pretty young sters are Princess Belle's Count de Kol, dropped January 27. 1897; Prince of Netherland Sada, dropped January 19, 1897. Ohio Chief, dropped November 20, 1894, is an especial ornament to the farm and one of the finest spec imens of Polled Durhams to be found in the country. In the herd of short horns Col. Carter finds much satisfaction and pride, sentiments that are echoed by every employe on the olace and shared by the entire neighborhood. Here are some ofihe leaders: Queen of Scots the 3d, dropped May 5, 1892, sire Lord Lancaster the 5th, (81968); dam Queen of Scots, (S67S8;) Filigree of Linvvood the 2d, dropped November 8, 18S9, sire, Lord Lancaster the 5II1, (81968,) dam, Filigree the 19th; Rose Pearl the nth, dropped May 7, 1892, sire Lord Lancaster the 5th, (8196S,) dam, Rose Pearl the 2d; Alice Filigree of Lin wood, dropped April, 1896, sire. Baron Gloster (101657) dam, Filigree of Linwood the 2d; Emma Filigree of Lin wood, dropped April, 1S96, sire, Baron Gloster (101657) dam, Hattie Willard; Confidence, dropped July 21, 1895, sire? Autocrat, (10927) dam, Felice (32976.) BARNS AND OTHER BUILDINGS. The barns and buildings are models in architecture and comfort, as clean as a kitchen and as sweet to the nostrils as new mown hay. The floors are washed and scrubbed daily, the animals groomed up to the very highest point and every attention has been paid to ventila tion and the sanitary conditions of the buildings and cattle. The same attention is paid to preparing the food of the stock. Flowing water is conducted through the mangers. A modern grist mill is an indispensi ble part of the horses' commissariat and all food given to the live stock on the farm receives as much at tention in preparing as, in propor tion, does that served at a first class restaurant. The power contributing to the operation of the grist mill is by gas engines and the stables are lighted and heated by gas. The dairy is a dream of cleanliness; the butter making is carried on by the use of the most improved machin ery in charge of an expert and ex perienced butter maker ? one of the best dairymen in the country. The output of this branch is from 30 to 35 pounds a day at ihis season of the year, when the supply oi milk is at its lowest ebb. Colonel Carter has about 125 head of cattle, large drove ot hogs, but the sheep have been pretty well distributed among the farmers in that neighborhood. 'protection from fire. The same thoroughness that ap plies to all details of the farm is noticed in the machinery for the protection of the buildings against fire. He has conducted water lrom living springs to an iron tank of 3,500 barrels capacity, and which is situated at an elevation of about 100 feet above the level of the build- 1 ings. From this he has conducted a series of water mains throughout that part of the farm where the buildings are located and has placed water plugs in convenient places with hose house and regularly 1 equipped fire department, hose reel carts, etc., in case of emergencies. The employes of the farm are drilled and instructed in the use of the apparatus. In case of fire, every man about the premises would re pair to his appointed place ana take up the work which has been assigned to him, with all the skill and promptitude of thoroughly drilled city fireman. To those who only know Colonel Carter through his widespread repu v ' 1 v t tation as a progressive bu.ines- , man and remarkable successful o producer, the fact that he would engage in stock raising is some thing of a mystery, but to those who know his ambition to elevate the interests of the oil regions, and his philanthropy, or knew his younger life, the project is one that would be naturally expected o him. He was reared on alarm, all the bright spot of his boyhood life were incidents of the farm, and when a young man, and the war broke out, he went to the front, and found his place as a man o. business. His energetic and suc cessful race for position did not destroy the old instinct He loves nature and admires a first class farmer. He is a lover of animals, and believes that health and con tented mind are to be found m open a:r life. It was only natural tha. he would turn his attention to such a plan as this for healthy relaxation trom the worries and cares of busi ness, and as a recreation. W hen the West Hickory property was first purchased it was tor oil pur poses but Colonel Carter soon made up his mind that he could afford to put the proceeds of the oil produc tion of the place into improve ments of the grounds and sur-, roundings. With him to think was to act, and the place has been self sustaining but not a money making proiect. The leading object was to improve the breeds of horses and cattle in the oil country, which owing to the interest taken in the oil and other industries in this part of the country had been allowed to in breed and run down until the live stock was a disgrace to Peunsnlva nia. In conversation with a friend recently, Colonel Carter said: u Jt may seem egotistical in me, but I do not mean it that way, but my principal reasons for starting the Riverside Stock farm was .o i* 1 prove the cattle of this county ai d to awaken an interest and ^ ec.ucate the residents up to iarming ana stock breeding which, during the past 30 years, have been neglected, to give way to boating on the river, cutting bark and lumber or produc ing oil, until a good farm or fine specimens of horses or cattle is the exception rather than the rule. Since I have started operations at the Riverside I have distributed a high grade ot horses, sheep, swine and cattle among my neighbors and the interest that is being taken 111 improvements more than repays me in satisfaction, for all my outlay and trouble. I have sold for $4 and $5 the progeny of sheep whose sire or dam cost me $500 import. I have given the service of cattle and horse at nominal rates and have sold grades of cattle to ni} friends and neighbors at their own price, and the effects gives me abundant pleasure. The project has been self-sustaining, and be sides the personal satisfaction I get an increase of health and recreation that is indescribable to any one but a product of the soil like myself. A neighbor's opinion. The same expressions are heard from the residents of that neighbor hood. One prominent resident was complimented on the presence ot the Stock Farm and the asser tion was ventured that it was a ''fine thing." "Fine thing," he repeated, "you're right, it is a 'fine thing, 'and it takes us to know it, too. The outside people have no idea what Mr. Carter has done for us. Until Mr Carter came here and stocked the Riverside Farm the people hereabouts took no interest in cattle or breeding, but now you can see 'em every day coming down to the farm and sizing up the stock and mark the difference between the yield of milk Irom the cows, its quality and so on, and then go home with the impression that there is money in improving stock aud that a stunted and worn out cow is a dead loss to keep We are getting the advantage of all his money and experiments. He gives us all the information we want and j the farmers are finding out what they have lost in not improving their cattle. There is another thing. People have found out that there is more money in making a good farm and keeping it up than there is in working in saw mills, rafting or peeling bark and you will find that Mr. Carter has given farming and stock raising a good big boom in this section." This is a fair sample of the man ner in which the people of that sec tion regard Colonel Carter's prac tical philanthropy and while he has found a fine diversion, western Pennsylvania is the richer by the possession of a farm, that is an honor to the state and can not fail to t>e of a permanent benefit to all in this section? Oil City Derrick. Itchiness of the skin, horrible plague. Most everybody afflicted in one wa\ or another. Only one safe, never failine cure? Doan's Oirtment. At any drug store, 50 cents. T. J. Anderson, ....DEALER IN... Farm M City Property Oil and Gas Leases Bought and Sold. Farms, Houses, Hotels, &c. to Sell or Rent. * Office 2nd floor Masonic Temple, Wells St. OIL ROYALTY A SPECIALTY. Property owners who ex ecute an agreement for the same can have it advertised in the columns of the Review, and also in thousands of circulars which go to all parts of the country ? I have a number of improved farms and city properties for sale in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oregon. Don't Fail to Read these Great Baps Carefully. Largest and bert Restaurant in^Sistersville, centrally lo-v.ted, nice glas^Jfront, i6xfc_* foot ?lin ing room. icx62 foot store room, 10x27 foot kitch en, six double rooms over same. Gas and elec tric liglit and water, water fans, etc. Will sell cheap OIL ROYALTY in 10 acres of X. C. Flewhar ty. Can be bought cheap. Call at once for this stuff is in demand and will go. Large new fourteen room house well located; must be sold. Is cheap at $2,000. Terms one-half cash, balance to suit purchaser. 40-acre lease on wilson run $roo, and some more fine oil properties in Ohio cheap for cash. Nine room dwelling house and two lots, beau tiful situation, no nicer place to live in Sisterx ville? river-view. This place is worth every dol lar asked for it. fi.ooo given to you on the start. This amount will be deducted from the invoice of a new, up-to-dale stock of Boots and Shoes in the best town on the Ohio River, B. & O. and O. R. railroads. Centrally located. Established trade. $2000 stock just taken. Consider this chance before you risk your life and monev in the Yukon. 1 am sure the stock will sell. Who will be first? No. 2, 1-17 inst. in 4S5 a, in the southwest exten sion of Elk Fork pool; one good well already completed and a lot of new work started. For further inforrmation concerning this valuable property and a lot of other propterties in the above most prolific oil field, call at my oFieeand I will take pleasure in showing you what I have and iu finding what you waut. 42?~ a. farm two miles from Sistersville, 1 mile from the Ohio River, 600 Fruit tiees in bearing, foot vein of coal, all necessary buMdings, will be be sold cheap, one hall cash balance on time, No. 5. Flour mill, roller process situate 1 on the Ohio River, on O. R. K. R. in one of th>- best towns on the river. It consists of >?ne 75-hor>e power engine and two steel boi ers 4 :in. diame ter. 16 feet long, five pairs 9x30 Stevens rolls, with Case Mfg. Co. tops: four ^x^o roun ! flour reels, one centrifugal reel, coirple'e with clean ing outfit; one No. 2 Smith purifier two fiour packers, one brand duster, ono dust col lector , belting, pulleys, shafting, elevatois, e>c; 01. e blacksmith shop on mill lot, und? . cr. -li rent; mill lot 150x150; mill 4SX70, five nori^s high, concrete cellar. Price ?6,5* j; tei us cne-'ialf cash; balance, good time. No. 159 ? 120a 3 mi from Buffalo, county seat of Dallas Co., Mo., all in tame grasses except 40 a. now being cultivated and 6 a. never plowed, good spring waters thiee pa stun fielc'--, good fencing of hedge, rails and wire, 1 ri< k house two stories 18x24 with cellar and fiame addition six rooms in all, ban: for 12 ho-s -s, laige or chard, cribs, bugs:y st(ed and fruit t'.ryin^ house, good iand, very desirable plare cl; ip at $3,000, and 1000 can remaiu on the farm secured by mortgage. No. 140 ? 960 a near Port Arthur, Newton Co. Texas, heavy pine timber, <7 per acre ensh. 240 a, Graham Co. Kan., unimproved. $5 an a. 160 a in Clyden Co-, Neb., at $5 an acre. All three of "hese tracts are clear and would be exchanged for good property. National Re psterj.rrcod as new anil erst jioo.oa v. ill sell it fo: cash torfSjy.50. Call and examine it. These oil farms are offered at the very low price as follow Royalty in Isaac Hickman 100 a. tract South west'of Hen thorn and Meyers Elk Fork, $3,000. 20 acre lease in Jug $ 300.00 87 acre lease in Jug 600.00 So acre lease in .Elk Fork 300.00 44 acre lease in Elk Eork 600.00 90 acre lease one-half interest joins C V Aken 500.90 N0.3, One general store, consisting of dry goods, notions hoots and shoes furniture, under aking, doors, sash and millinery goods. Terms one-half cash balance in 1 and /years equal pay ments, with interest from date. " Terms will ha sold at invoice. This store is in a good town on the Ohio River and O. R. R. R. and has a fine trade. A good chance for a live business man. No, n? 300 acres. mile from village, si* miles from railroad town; 1 100 rods good liedge, lopped^nd trimmed. 160 rods wire fence; hve fields. 140 acres in cultivation, 60 acres in pasture small orchard, catnlpa grove of 2000 trees, two good wells with unlimited supply of good water also never failing creek water. noo<! house five rooms an I cell: r, liarri for six horses with hay lot t. Good lav. I. very chea > at >3.500. $500 down long time on balance at 6 per ccut. Possession n 30 days. No 111-4^0 a. close to three railroad towns sl on different railroads, l>es* of soil, black loam, abundance of timlKr. coal and stock water. In one of the rcihest little valleys in Kansas, all fenced and cr< ss feuced, jto'mI niilding stone, J5000 brick ho'ise ot ten ro mis and cellar, ftooo bain, stove st ux-e house and all needed out build* ings, 110 wastt land, all but al>out 50 a. in eulti vat ion or meado v. large orchard 5u mil bearing one of the best farms west of the Mississippi river. This farm's reeora of crop* produ* -tl wflf bear investigation. Price ?14,000, >9,000 down, l>ala*ice reasonable* time at 6 p r ceuv No 4 t-j 2 interest in aoo nor< s one-half mile southwest oi the Elk Vork oil field, one well starting on sa ne, and is surrounded bv n< w wells now sUii ting; nothing more promising at this tin e, as this Kase is south one-fo ir:h of a mile from I. Folger. where t e South I'eiin has a good well and are smarting :? lot more of new woik; will l.p sold worth the money il" closed out before the well is completed. No. 151?140 a. in Wright Co., Mo , eight miles from Mountain 0?ore. 55 a. in cultivaton and fenced with rails, balance open pasture with more or less timber, ten acres timothy and clo ver, 1000 fruit trees some bearing and some com mencing to bear; four room frame house, large log barn, nice lawn, good land and all can be farmed when cleared; plenty of water, ^ of > mile from |>ostoftice and school. Eucumberauce. 250; price without crops 1400. If you fird any false statement overdrawn description when you conie to Sistersvillo call on me to refund all your railroad fare for the roundtrip your hotel hills and reasonable com pen Hat ion for your time, or Col, J. B. Cook. Chetopa. Katis. He refers to all banks, preachers ami citizen* in general of Chetopa, and references throughout Middle States furnished. T. I. ANDERSON. J. T. JONES President. A. C. JACKSON, Vice-President* S. L. ANGLE, Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK SISTERSVILLE, W. VA. Capital Stock $70,000, EIHKCTOEP: Robert McCormick, F, D. McCoy, II. \V. McCoy, E. A. Durham, G. W. Stocking, *D. C. Garnian, O. W. O. Hardman, J. T, Jones, i A. C. Jackson, J. C. Morrison, E? B. Hutchison, C. P. Russell, L. A. Brenneman. C. Thistle, E. W. Talbott. ........ Unenualed facilities for the transaction of every branch of the banking business. We Issue Drafts on New York and all Parts of Europe. GEO. B. WEST, President. B. M. JENNINGS, VicePres. J. R. WALLACE. Caphier. NO. 502*. FARMERS AM) PRODUCERS NATIONAL BANK. SISTERSVILLE, W. VA. CASH CAPITAL SIOO.OOO. SURPLUS $15,000.00. DIRECTORS: G B. West, Samuel McCoach, Clint Moore, D. A. Rartlctt, R M. Jennings, Edward Roome, * Joshua Russell, P. A. Bruner, M. M. Smith, C. C. McCormick, G. B. Slemaker, Anthony Smith K. i, Darfcaxn, President Kef>ert McCormick, Vice hwitol. Tyler County Bank, CAPITAIi >5Q OCO.OO BTTEHrOUa ll?^XO.OO. STATE I AWL & ^ IMCOSPOWATEl gjft SlSTHRSYILLO, W. VA. 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