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Weekly Oil Review!
FORMERLYlTYLfcR DEMOCRAT, j.H, IcCOY, Editor anil Prop'r, Sistersyille.W. Va SUBSCRIPTION, ii months, in Advance, #1.00 !! 3 ? ?? " 35 Entered at the P. O. at Sistersville as Second class mail matter. WEDNESDAY APR. 20, 1898. According to what we were told two years ago, the election of Mc Kinley and George Atkinson, as governor, was to make the country flow with milk and honey; and es pecially would it pour out of the hills of West Virginia. The people voted for both men and they were elected by large majorities. The whole State of West Virginia is under republican control. Now let us see how much we have improved under the changed rule. In 1895 the real estate in this state was val ued for taxable purposes at ?147, 925,633, and the personal property for the same year was valued at $53.307, 197. For the year 1896 the real estate is valued at $141, 925,633, and the personal prop erty at $51,307,197. In the year under George Wesley's administra tion the value of real estate has decreased in this state five million, seven hundred and forb ? seven thousand four hundred and thirty-six dollars. In personal property the decrease in one year under the same administration has decreased two million five hundred and ninety-seven thousand, nine hundred and eighty-three dollars. The depreciation of the value of real and personal property for one year under this blessed change has been nearly eight and a halt million dollars. The railroad property has decreased in valuation ten thou sand dollars. This is no democrat ic lie, as the figures are a matter of record. We only publish them to show that our state is not prosper ing. The trusts are killing us, and that is what is wrong. Remarkable Rescne. Mrs. Michael Curtain, Plainfield, 111., makes the statement that she caught cold which settled on her lungs; she was treated for a month by her family physician but grew worse. He told her she was a hope less victim of consumption and that no medicine could cure her. Her druggist suggested Dr. King's New Discovery lor consumption; she got a bottle, and to her delight found herselt benefitted from first dose. She continued its use, and after taking six bottles found herself sound and well; now does her own housework and is as well as she ever was. Free trial bottles of this great discovery at Hill & McCoach's drug store. Large bottles 50 cents and $1.00. Ex .llnyor Gardiner given Bond. Yesterday afternoon some of Mr. Gardiner's friends deposited thirty five hundred dollars to the credit of E. A. Durham of the Tyler Couuty Bank, who then -went before Justice Robert Hender son and executed two bonds for Mr. Gardiner's appearance before the grand jury which will meet next August, and so he is a free man again. Its hard to get to the facts in this case. Mr. Gardiner insists that he is innocent ot any crime whatever and asks that bis old friends suspend judgment until he can be heard. It is known that the feeling existing against him by some of the members of the new council is not as sweet as it should be and it is possible that after the whole matter is heard it will result in a tempest in a teapot. Mr. Gar diner proposes to stay here and fight the matter before the circuit court to the bitter end. He waived the preliminary hearing here be cause he believes he could not get a lair trial. Any way the result may end, he is now a free man, and as nothing more can be done until August he asks that judgment be suspended until he can preseDt his side of the case and the matter can be fully heard before a disinterested v ury. JUSTICE HAS AT LAST TRIUMPHED! The American People Have at Last De= cided to End Spanish Barbarism On the Island of Cuba. UNCLE SAM'S DECIDED 5TAND The Whole Army and Navy of the United States Will Take Part in Freeing Cuba and Avenging the Murder of Our Brave, Gallant Seamen. The Conferees Adopt the Entire Senate Resolutions With the Exception of Recognizing the Republic of Cuba Which Does Not Exist. The Entire Army and Navy of Uncle Sam at the Disposal of the President. The President Will Notify the Spanish Government and Tomorrow We Will Know the Dons' Reply to Our Ultimatum. The Cause of Humanity Shall be Upheld and Spain Must Vacuate. WASHINGTON, D. C., April 19? The Cuban resolutions as agreed on by the conferees of both houses are as follows : Resolved, by the senate and house of represen tatives of the United States of America in congress assembled : First ? That the people of the Island of Cuba are, and of right ought to be, free and independent. Second ? That it is the duty of the United States to demand and the goverment of the United States does hereby demand that the goverment of Spain at once relinquish its authority and goverment in the Island of Cuba, and withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters. Third ? That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces of the United States and to call into actual service of the United Sates the militia of the several states, to such extent as may be necessary to carry these resolutions into effect. Fourth ? That the United States hereby dis claims any disposition or intention to exercise sover eignty, jurisdiciton or control over said island except pacification thereof, and assert its determination wnen that is accomplished to leave the government and control of the island to its people. LATE DEVELOPMENTS. President McKinley has not yet signed the resolutions adopted by the conferees last night. t The House has adjourned until tomorrow. The President insists upon com municating his intentions to Con gress before affixing his signature. No definite time has been fixed for the signing ot the resolutions which may mean lurt'ner delay. It is certain that the house will meet tomorrow and delays from the cause given will be suspended. The army and navy are moving south. Troops are being concen .rated at New Orleans, Mobile, Tampa and Chicamaugua creek. The State Department this morn ing directed a note to Spain inform ing her of the action of Congress. A bill was introduced into the house known as the Administration bill authorizing the President to call for 400,000 men if that number be needed. The Senate has passed the bill and it will be given to congress to morrow as soon as assembled. The President heartily endorses this measure and will urge the house to pass it at once. The Spanish Cortes will meet tomorrow. The Queen will address that body and it will appeal for Spanish for honor and con demn the action of the United States. Our minister at Madrid, Colonel Woodford, will leave Spain at once and the Spanish minister at Wash ing will leave the United States not ' !ater than tomorrow. The Spaniards are busily en gaged in fortifying the Cuban coast. The auxiliary crusiers New York and Paris have been rechirstened respectively Harvard and Yale. Admiral Sicard's sick leave has been revoked, and he has been or dered to dutv in Secretary of the Navy Long's office Washington, April 19. ? After one of the hardest fonght battles betweeu the two houses known in many years, congress at an early hour this morning came to an agree ment upon the momentous question it has dealc with in a third of a cen tury. The vote on the adoption of the resolutions was as follows: Senate ? yeas 42; nays, 35. House ? y?as, 310; nays, 6. The Cuban resolution was passed and will be sent to the President this morning. Its provision mean the expulsion of Spain from the is land of Cuba by the armed forces o the United States. There are many roll calls in both houses and each body held tenaciously for its own resolution. The conferees had great difficulty in agreeing. The first conference showed a determination on the part of the house not to yield a single point and it was only after long consulta tions with the house leaders that they agreed to allow the little words "are, and" in the first section of the senate resolution, which de clares that the people of Cuba are, and of right ought to be free and independent. The resolution as finally adopted is that reported from the senate committee on foreign relations with the addition of the fourth section known as the Teller amendment disclaiming any intention on the part of the United States to acquire Cuba. The resolution cannot be sent to the President until after it is signed by the presiding officers today. The republicans of the house who joined with the democrats in an attempt to concur in the sen ate amendments, rallied fourteen votes at one time and on every vote thereafter the vote dwindled. When the final vote was taken, shortly before 3 o'clock this morn ing 310 votes were cast tor the declaration upon which we are to go to war, if war is to be. Six votes only were cast against it. They included five republicans and one democrat. OIL NOTES. THE OIL MARKET. Tiona $ 85 r>ennslyvania 75 rJarnesville 65 Corning 68 >Iew Castle 50 Sorth Lima 55 ?South Lima 50 Indiana 50 WILSON run. The bottom has seemingly fallen out of the Wilson run field. The last and only well drilling in the field has been completed ana is a rank duster. The Fisher Oil company's No. 6 Edwards was drilled into the sand yesterday and is dry. This was the only well drilling in the po A. Further drilling will be suspend ed and Wilson run will be pro nounced "rounded up." And to say that it has proved a loser will be putting it mildly. Dry hole after dry hole has been drilled in; rental after rental has been paid which will never be repaid. WHISKEY RUN. We cannot learn anything defi nitely today from Gartlan & com pany's No. 3 Williamson. It is long past due and those here who are interested are at a loss to ac count for the delay. The South Penn Oil company's No. i Mahaney is too past due and has been de layed. The well on French creek which caused so much excitement when shut down and plugged is reported dry. If this be true the wildcatter must seek new quarters. Barns dall & Reynold's No. i Lamp has been drilled in and is reported dry. This location was farthest west and shows that a western extension of Whiskey run can not be hoped for. NO. 3 A GUSHER. John W. Kennedy arrived in the city from the Whiskey run oil field today on the noon train. He stated that Gartlan & Co. 's No. 3 Williamson was drilled into the sand at 3 o'clock this morning and it was flowing at the rate of 20 bar rels per hour. The past week has been void of anything startling. No new finds were made nor did the pools re cently discovered show any en couraging features. Dusters were the outcome of all wells in advance of the develop ments in the Whiskey run pool, and even defined territory and in close proximity the original Abicht gusher, no large wells were com pleted. Gartlan & Co. drilled in their No. 3 Williamson on Saturday and it is reported doing about 15 bar rels per hour. This demonstrates the pool must be small as their No. 1 011 this farm made forty barrels per hour. In this pool, to the south, the South Penn Oil company is moving the rig at their No. r J. J. Mahaney after an unsuccessful fishing job of several days. In the Elk Fork pool develop ments are lacking in interest. There are three locations being closely watched, viz.: Brown & Co.'s No. 1 John Duval to the northeast; the Sun Oil company's No. 1 Chapman to the southeast, and Yoke & Co.'s test on the Eakin farm to the sonth. All of these locations in their sev eral directions are in advance of developments and will make exten sions of great magnitude in case they are producers. The latter named location has been fishing for ten days, but at last accounts they were almost sure all the lost tools would be secured from the hole by this afternoon. On French creek, Pleasants coun ty, Barnsdall & Reynolds have a duster on the Gilmore farm, or at least the talent have it down on that side of the ledger. In the deep sand of Tyler and Wetzel counties some very fine wells are being found. We have made the declaration before, and do not hesitate to do so again, that this locality was furnishing the pipe line with more oil than the talent was willing to admit, and can be easily proven that we are correct. * The South Penn, or Standard Oil company, have recently com pleted several wells in that locality. Some of them have been reported, others have not. They rated them at from 30 to 75 barrels per dav, when they are actually producing twice that amount, or more than they are credited with. The wildcat well which Boyd Bros., of this city, have been drill- . ing for a long time at Weston, this state, has been completed and it is a gasser. The well was drilled to the depth of 2,400 feet and is quite a strong gas well. It is only three miles from the town of Weston, and there is a move 011 foot to pipe the gas to that town. This well is known as the "Woodford well." In the Elk Fork pool the South Penn Oil company's No. 2 Israel Folger well is reported due in the sand. It would have been com pleted by this time but for the bad fishing job which has delayed the work. It now looks as though Contract or Flack will be able to get the lost tools out of the test on the Kagin farm. Yesterday Yoke & Co. lost a bailer in their C. C. Fluharty No. i to the northeast. The actions of Cobb & Glenn's No. 4 Joseph Myers after being shot has caused a ripple of excitement among the talent. It is still doing more than 100 barrels per day and makes the southwest extension look very much more favorable. The Sun Oil company's test on the Chapman will tell an interesting story and will show conclusively what may be expected from that quarter. Since the Whiskey run pool has shown up so badly the operator will be, of course forced to turn his at tention in some other direction. No new pools being in sight their at tention will of necessity be directed toward the probable extension of Tyler county's several pools. April WImIoiii. Be sure your blood is pure, your appetite good, your digestion per fect. To purify your blood and build up your health, take Hood's Sarsa parilla. This medicine has ac complished remarkable cures ofr all blood diseases. It One True Blood Pnrifier. Hood's Sarsaparilla has power to make you well by purifying and en tiching your blood, giving you an appetite, and nerve, mental and di gestive strength. HORNE i CO. ? The Grailuati III! * * * ? ^ 1 IIV UlUUUUUll^ 1/IVUtJ 0 % It Isn't so very far off,? the Com- ^ mencement s?aH?n. ^ ^ Perhaps your^iaughter graduates in ^ J June. You'll wnntner to look as nice L ft, as any of the other girls. Now won't ^ J you? L w The day she steps on the pisiform w i with her be-rlbbon?-d essay In her hand ft! will be one of the proudest days In her rt life as well as yonrs. But, stop It L w will be, If her greduating gown Is cor- It J rect. L % For this event we are showing the f ^ choicest U ? White Silks and ? Satins. ? % r 5 The prices for these gf>oda are Jess W than usual, owing to the fact that they ~ are removal prices. We occupy our new building shortly. ft ft 60c to $5.00 is Range. * What About Con- j? firmation? n ft! Another eveutful period. Our show J Ing of white goods for the Confirmation ftt Suit is extensive. All the latest effects In the different white goods at 25 to 85 per cent less than former prices. Five eut* a yard for White Hair Cord; I Dimities. Nainsook*, and India Linens, regular price 7% cents. fen cents a yard for Revere Striped Nainsooks. Dimities and 40-lnch India U , Linen; regular price to 15c. W' *1 Twenty-five cents a yard for Pin Dot L ^ Swisses. Plain Cord and Fancy White W > Piques; 85c and *Oc values. L *i Avail yourself of the aid of Mall Or- p J der department. L ~ Samples if you write. F 4 * 4 Pcnnn Qreus PiUsburg **