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Terms? $1.00 Per Year, n Advance VOL. XIV. SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTY ,W. VA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1898. NO. 15 OIL NOTES, THE OIL MARKET. Tlona $ 85 Pennslyvania 75 Barnesville 65 Corning 68 New Castle 50 North Lima 55 South Lima 50 Indiana 50 From Monday's Daily. Th? attention of the talent is directed toward theGilmore well on French creek, Pleasants county. The report sent out by people that the owners were making a mystery of it were without foundation. The sand was found earlier than was expected and was shut down tor this reason. The well is owned and was drilled by T. N. Barnsdall and ex Sheriff Reynolds, of Pleasants county. In conversation with Mr. Reynolds yesterday at his home in St. Marys, he said: "The report circulated generally that we were attempting to mystify the well or what we found, was all bosh. The facts are we reached the sand sooner than we expected. Mr. Barnsdall was in Mt. Clemens, Mich., and we shut down to await his return." ? Continuing, Mr. Reynolds said: "At a point 1,706 feet below the surface we struck some oil in the Big Injun pay, having drilled through the Keener formation. As to the amount of oil found nothing is known. I plugged the well to await the return of Mr. Barnsdall." Mr. Barnsdall went down to Par kersburg yesterday and will go out to the well from that point. At noon yesterday they were reported having a light fishing job which will delay the completion of the well until some time tomorrow. This well is located about eight miles southeast of St. Marys and will have a producer that will bean impetus to futher operations in that vicinity. It looks as though a pool would be opened. Holders of territory are very enthusiastic. The talent is awaiting the completion of the well with feverish anxiety. All terri tory for miles is taken. The Stand ard's leasers are taking anything that is left, at a distance of more than five miles ahead. Mr. Barns dall's production is rapidly climb ing up. It is asserted on good au thority that his production last month was equal to one-half of the production of the Standard. Yesterday afternoou the South Penn Oil company's No. i Whaley, in the Whiskv run pool was gass ing strong. It will be drilled in today. If this well proves to be a producer it will show quite an ex tension to the pool in a northerly direction. The most important well now drilling near the sand is the No. i Lamp, belonging to Barnsdall & Reynolds. This location is the farthest west and will determine whether or not an extension in that direction may be hoped for. It will be drilled in tomorrow barring ac cidcnts. The shallow well of Hen derson and others on the Reed con tinues to bold up nicely and will cause them to drill other wells. Those who hold adjoining leases are making preparations to begin operations. In the Elk Fork pool the north east extension is attractingattention. Nichols & Barnsdall have drilled in No. 3 T. G. Hawkins and have a producer good for 200 barrels per day. During the last twenty-tour hours the well made 741 barrels. This showing is indeed favorable and will cause some six or eight wells to be drilled at once. YOU ALL KNOW THIS HOUSE Carpets, Rugs, Stoves, Hard ware, sold for cash; or credit. 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 BOESHAR, The Sistersville Home Furnishers. The Elk Fork Oil and Gas com pany's No. 9 J. T. A. Hawkins has been completed and will make a fair pumper. Considerable leasing is being done around the Harper's Ferry Oil com pany's test on the Morgan farm on Fishing creek Wetzel county. ELK FORK. Special to the Review. April S. ? Report northeast of the Elk Fork field. The T. P. Haw kins' No. 3 is not in yet. They have got gas, but no oil yet. They are about 12 feet in the sand. This looks as if they were 011 the gas streak. This is what it is thought it would be by a great many peo ple. It seems that on that side of the hill there is the most gas and not so much oil as there is on the northeast. There will be a great deal of work done in this part of the field as soon as the roads get so the parties that have leases cau get their stuff hauled. The W. H. Brown No. i Duval commenced spudding last night. The Yoke & Hagan well on the C. C. Fluharty has still got a fishing job. They put their 6J4 casing back today. They have about three joints of casing to drill out of this well. I guess they have a life time job of this. This well was commenced some time in December. This is not the fault of the drillers, but a great fault of the- junk p;Ie they had to work with. The parties that are doing the work are good hands. Field developments are almost on a standstill. The big operator is awaiting war developments, while the smaller ones are some what scared of low market, the questionable territory and bad roads. After seeking in vain for a sec ond Sistersville pool in Ritchie county, the operator's attention is again turning toward the several possible extensionslof the Elk Fork pool. The Whiskey run field is a disap pointment. The latest reports from | the South Penn Oil company's No. i Wharley is to the effect that it is up for a duster or a small gasser, at 12 feet in the sand. Barnsdall & Reynolds' No. i Lamp will be drilled in Wednesday or Thursday. | The South Penn's No. i Mahaney | that has been fishing lor several I days will be completed Thursday, as will Gartlan & Co.'s No. 3 Wil liamson. This last-named firm has the 8 % casing in their No. 2 Payne 12 acres. The Mountain State Gas com- \ I I patiy have begun spudding at their 1 1 Bo 1 Barnes. ? O11 French creek the Gilmore well has not yet been drilled in. In the northeast extension of the Elk Fork pool Yoke & Co. have their No. 1 C. C. Fluharty ready to | pump. In this same direction j ; Nichols & Barnsdall's No. 3 T. G. Hawkins continues to hold up , ; cicely. PRODUCERS IN TROUBLE. Under a writ of attachment in ta vor of the Oil well Supply company, the property ot Apple & Elyea the well known Ritchie county operat ors, was taken in charge of Friday by the sheriff of Ritchie county. j The attachment was made to satisfy J a claim of about $7,500. The property involved is among the most promising in Ritchie county. It includes several hun dred acres lying between Cornwallisj and Cairo and has several good wells and a gas well or two on it. If this is the only claim against: the property the operators will be! able to get out all right as it at , forced sale would be worth many ; times the amount of the bill of the! supply company. A rumor was current on the street today that Apple & Elyea had made an assignment at Jamestown, V., but the rumor could not be authenticated. Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Your Life Away. If you want to quit tobacco using easily and forever, be made well, strong, magnetic, full of new life and vigor, take N o-T o-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 druggist, who will guarantee a cure. Booklet and sample mailed free. Ad. Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or New York. INTERVENTION Is Certain? The Foreign Rela tions Committee Squabbling CUBAN INDEPENDENCE Highl/ Probable ? The Senate Committee Held A Rltmleritiif Session Thin Morniuc? II i* >'ot Yet Known Wh?tbrr Mr Kinky Will he Uiveu die Power 10 Intervrueor Whether CongrtfM Will Itetain Their KIkIiIn. Washington, D. C., April 12. ? At 2 o'clock this afternoon, the House committee on foreign rela tions were still divided on their re port on the president's message to congress. It is now very probable that no conclusion will be reached until tomorrow. They will do as much as the president asks. There is no donbt there will be intervention and that at once, but the committee is di vided on Cuban independence. In the senate committee the same state of affairs exists. A very blus tery session was held. Arriving at no conclusion, the committee ad journed to meet at 3 o'clock this afternoon. A stormy scene was enacted in the cominktee room be fore adjournment. Whether congress will retain their constitutional power to de clare war or acquiesce to the presi dent's requests in his message of yesterday, has not yet been consid ered. The bulletins sent out are very brief and the whole nation is awaiting the report of the foreign relations committee. Evidences of an Awful Crime Discovered Near Eureka. HIS NECK WAS SLASHED From Ear to Ear ? An Unknown Man Found Lait Thnralny Evpuinjr ?ar Eureka W. Vh.-IIp.Wiw Lyini; ou fit* Hark With IIIm Fppi In the River? Xo Klffv* of n StriiyiflP-Xo Cine to Hln Identify Deputy United States Marshal James Mehen, of Parkersburg, was in the city last evening and reports what appears to be a second Crull murder, between Eureka and Sa lama, at a point on the Ohio river, known as Hammet's Landing. The story as related by Captain Mehen is about as follows: Some man, whose name I did not learn, was crossing the river in a skiff at that point on the Ohio side. On arriving at this side of the river he came upon a man lying upon the river bank with his throat cut Irom ear to ear. He at once gave the alarm and the coroner was summoned. To all appearances the man had been killed the previous night. It would have been impossible for the man to have committed suicide as two slashes had been made from either ear toward the Throat. Indications would lead one to be lieve that he had been brought there in a boat or skiff, as where the body was found lying no blood 'appeared. He was lying face up turned with one foot sticking into the water. HIS DESCRIPTION. He was described as being a man of medium height, dark hair, sandy or reddish mustache, weighing pos sibly 135 to 145 pounds and looked to be about 35 or 40 years of age. There was nothing found on his person that woulu lead to his iden tification. The only thing retained 011 his person was an unfinished letter said to have been headed Pittsburg but having no date. It was simply started, "Dear Anna." This looks suspicious and was evi dently placed in his pocket by his murderer. HIS POCKET RIFLED. Capt. Mehen stated that appar ently h's pockets had been rifled, and everything carried off or destroyed. At the inquest it was agreed by the coroner's jury that his pockets had been rifled. The county coroner summoned a jury, and an inquest was held, but no conclusion was reached, except as far as they could see, it looked verv much like a foul murder. In expressing his opinion of the' affair, Capt. Mehen said: "In ray opinion it is a second Crull incident. The very fact that two slashes has been made on the victim's throat, is self evident that! it is not suicide. The fact that no' blood exists on the ground where the body was found lying is indi cative that the body was trans ferred there by means of a skiff. Tracks are discernable near the body, but the imprints in the sand and mud are not perfect." No irace or clue is left the au thorities. If it is a murder, the work was cleverly performed and the plot was well laid. There is a deep mystery con nected with the dead body iound that must be unraveled. But where will the authorities begin work to ferret out the cause ot the man's horrible and untimely dfetb? There has been foul play. A man has been murdered but the mo tive of the perpetrator of the crime as well as the victim are unknown. The letter being headed Pittsburg, may have soma significant bearing ou the case provided the dead man was the real author of the unfin ished letter. A photographer was sent to the scene and was instructed to take several pictures of the corpse. The remains will be photo graphed with hat off and on and in various other positions in the hope of throwing some light on the case. These pictures will be forwarded to the Pittsburg and other authorities iu the hope of fer reting out the man's name and the cause of his death. The commun ity in which the discovery was made is said to be thoroughly aroused and considerable excite ment prevails. A telephone message from St. Marys last evening was to the effect that the body was yet unidentified and a very deep mystery yet sur rounds the affair. A Cnrp (JtinrnnlPMl. 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