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A LONG WAR
Predicted .by a Military Expert of the South. Sjtaln Will not Yield at Loss or Colo otiiea, but W* Will be Foro?'?l lo Land an Army ou spooNb Noll. Washington, April 26. ? The Hon. Thomas J. Mackey, of South Carolina, a former captain of en gineers in the confederate army, "and who in 1866 made a thorough examination of Morro Castle, the plans thereof drawn by him being now in the war department, thinks that the war with Spain will last three or four years and possibly longer. Judge Mackey says: "To achieve fiual victory we will be forced to land an army on Span ish soil, and that will bring on the greatest battle in the annals of his tory. A quarter of a million men will be engaged on either side. The taking of Cuba and Porto Rico, in stead of making the termination of the struggle will only be its incep tion, and the enemy is wise enough to have discounted the loss of this territory. Spain has a population of 19,000,000 and is a warlike race. Unless we administer a crushing blow on their own soil, they will not stop fighting for the next 30 years." ? Frit lid! j I)o3n. An enterprising merchant is A. T. Smith, of Friendly. He be lieves in advertising and his store rooms are well stocked and every thing is neat as a piu. Friendly is a fairly thriving busi ness point and has quite a stretch of back country from which to draw trade. When incorporated it will tone up and brush up in ap pearance. Thomas Moore & Co., have an elegant display of general mer chandise at Friendly. They are pleasant and obliging and one likes '?'to deal with them. The late rain has flooded the mudholes again. At such times Friendly, like Gerrie Owen, is * strictly in it. The war fever is on down at Friendly aud Matamoras. Ed Vincel, the pumper on Whet stone, who was almost killed as a result of th<- explosion of nitrogly cerine there some time ago, has been removed to the hospital at Wheeling, and there are some prospects that he may recover. He has never fully regained conscious ness since the explosion, but his heart pulsations have become reg ular and his head is mending. The skull was cracked, and for the first few days it was thought the could not get well, but he has lived through so far, and he has been taken to the hospital in the hope that he may be cured. If he gets well there will be a triumph of medical skill in a case which a great many doctors said was hope less from the first and which many still believe is. ? ? , Well record books can be had at the Review office, tf. , Captair Dave. Captain Dave of the Piute tribe of Indians is a character in his way and has achieved considerable repu tation as a wit.* Civilization has done much for Captain Dave. Among oth er things it has taught him the Yan kee way of replying to one question by asking another. This is well il lustrated in the story which The Chronicle of Virginia City, Nev., tells: Some white men were joking Cap tain Dave the other day about his claim that he could tell all the vari ous tribes of Indians. But as usual, when one attempts to get ahead of Captain Dave, they came out second best. One question put to him was as follows: "Captain Dave, doesn't Shoshone look pretty much same as Piute?" "Yep." "Doesn't Shoshone dress all same is Piutei" "Yep." ? "Then, when Shoshone talks Pi ute, how you tell hirni" "When Dutchman talk English, how you tell him ?" came the laconic but pertinent reply in faultless pronunciation. Not What He Expected* Professor Knowall? Miss Vernon, what would you say if I were to tell . you that vanity is but the looking glaes that reflects imaginary virtues and ponceals real faults? Miss Vernon (simply) ? I should Bay you ought to know. ? Brooklyn Life. . j iN ow is t ne time that everv one %/ s h O B I d take a spring tonic to strengthen the system and pre pare for the extra demands of Nature. Every spring the system is thoroughly over hauled ? there is a general house cleaning going on within. The impurities that have been accumu lating for a year must be got ten rid of, and the system reno vated and prepared for the siege of summer. Unless Nature is as sisted in this task, the strain on the system is too severe, and a breakdown is the result. Some people neglect to supply this as sistance, and as a result they are overcome by an enervating, de pressed feeling, their energies re lax, appetite fails, and they are totally disabled for a season. Everybody just now needs a tonic, and Swift's Specific S.S.S.rfhe Blood is logically the best tonic on the market. The general health needs building up, hence a tonic is needed that is entirely harmless. S. S. S. is purely vegetable, and is the only blood remedy that is guaranteed to contain no potash, mercury, or other harmful mineral ingredient. It is Nature's remedy, being made from roots and herbs gathered from Nature's great storehouse. It thoroughly cleanses the blood of all impurities, tones up the gen eral health, renews tho appetite and imparts new life and vigor to the entire system. Dangerous typhoid fever and other prevalent summer diseases seldom attack a person whoso system is thoroughly cleansed and toned up with S. S. S. in the spring. Get S. S. S. and be pre pared. Sold by all druggists. COMPARATIVE WAVALSTRENG HI or Npain ami I lie (lilted Mlnlr, Com piled From tlio "Nutlet* of All Xa tioijfi" ami 1'p to- Dale. The comparative strength of the navies of Spain and the United States, as corrected up to April 15, 1808, is evidence that we have quite a contract on our hands to sweep old Spain off the high seas. We can, and will whip her, but she will give as plenty of trouble and anxiety on thestait, and for some time. Spain U. S. Battleships, first-class i 9 GUNS OF SAME. Heavy Guns or Primary Battery 17 136 Sec. <ndary Battleship or Light Guns... 18 297 Battleship 2nd and 3rd class 2 2 GUNS OF SAME. Heavy Guns 29 18 Secondary Guns 22 27 Armed Crusiers 8 2 GUNS OK SAME. Heavy Guns 15 38 Secondary Batteries 195 36 Sea-going Coast Defense....* 0 6 GUNS OF SAME. Heavy Guns 0 30 Secondary Gnns o 54 Non-Sea-going Coast Defence .". 2 14 GUNS OF SAME. Heavy Guns 4 26 Secondary Batteries 6 7 Protected an<l Partially Protected Crusiers^^ 12 16 GUNS OF SAME. Heavy Guns 9S 169 Secondary G uns 171 232 Unprotected Cruisers ..4 5 GUNS OF SAME. Heavy Guns 20 16 Secondary guns 25 iS Gunboats, 1st Class 11 iS GUNS OF SAME* Heavy Guns ; it 107 Secondary Batteries 6 123 Gunboats" 2d and 3d Class 13 o Torpedo-boat Destroyers 17 3 Torpedo Boats 1st Crass 11 iS ?? " 2nd Class 28 1 " " 3rd Class 9 2 Hulks and Stationar Vessels 6 29 Subsidized Vessels 14 4 Obsolete Vessels 59 11 Dispatch, Training, Transports, Re pair, Tugs and Miscellaneous Vessels 2s 6S Officers 1,009 9s2 Seamen 16,300 12,600 Marine Officers 400 0 Marine Soldiers 6,920 0 Total Active List 24,629 13,589 Naval Reserves .. 25,000 2,800 I11 the table given above, the enumeration of vessels of the United States Navy includes those built and building. The strength ol our Navy is rapidly growing by purchase of ships and tbe enlist ment of seamen and Naval Re serves. From the above it is evi dent that our Navy w.ll be busy for a time. Remember the Maine, Boys. 1 An excellent short poem fur ni->hed the public some time since read as follows: De Lome Go home. Another stanza nas now been add ed, which reads: Polo Also. MOUSES IMTKamiam. Twenty-Seven Speeders Vow at* the New Marl ins villa Fair Gronnds. There are now twenty-seven ani mals in training at the New Mar tinsville fair grounds. On account of the recent flood they have been off on their feed and work. The track is now in splendid condition and the horses are getting in good form for the summer season. They 1 are being worked daily and some of them show fine speed. John Stephens has ten head of throroughbreds, among them being the well known Mayday, Paledine, Reprieve, Fassi F., Deist, Thana topsis, Dominie, Mamie Mac and two other two year olds not yet : named. These last two are chestnut sorrels, one by Green land, dam, Dixon; the other a chestnut filly* by Bob Miles, dam, Riminemi. The youngest are do ing good work. Bay colt Deist, by Wadsworth, dam ; Majeska, has shown exceedingly rapid speed and her points are very, good, showing blood and staying qualities of a thoroughbred. Mr. Stephens has also three others at his farm ready for the track, one bay colt, by Devotee, dam Kemtigama and two other fillies, both by Julian. E. W. Fitzgerald also has five in training, among them being Lothe Hunter at the head of the string. This mare raced in Canada last year and did some fine work. She is reported in good condition. Her sire was Falsetta, dam Acostic. L. B. Field's chestnut gelding, by Importer Silvermine, dam Brad ley and Atala, chestnut mare, by White, dam Black, Pansy, Dictor Reefer, Concragen and also brown filly by Dad, dam Fairy Queen. George Kerr has charge of Wm. Fitzgerald's horses and he won sev eral exciting races last year. Eakin & Stephen's stables con sist of Summit Chief, bay stallion, record 2:17^ on half mile- track at Hagerstown last fall; Speckles, 2:i8}"2 on half mile track; Ethel E.J Nicotine, Wetzel Belle and Eli. Summit Chief is by Ellioct Wilkes and is one of the finest animals in the country. His owners expect I that he will lower his record con siderably this season. Mrs. John Keys has two in train ing: Orlian Boy, 2:18^, half mile track and also green horse belong ing to 'Squire Young, of New Mar tinsville. The latter ib a prumibing comer. Mrs. John McEldowney has Jes- 1 tella Atwood, black mare, record j 2:30, half mile track. Mr. McKee, her driver, says that before the sea son is over Atwood's record will be lowered to 2.25. A stable that deserves mention, although not connected with the lair grounds, is that belonging to Mr. Rubv, the liveryman and con tractor. He always has on hand from 100 to 150 head of the besi draught horses the market affords. He has been doing an immense business during the past year in heavy contract hauling. Mr. Ruby is genial and courteous and always treats his patrons and friends prop erly. He believes in the doctrine, "hug your friends and deal out cas tor oil to your enemies." n? 1 All Right 011 Purfll^y. The farmers on Pursly are en terprising and have theii spring work well in hand. There are s;)me sloughs of despond in the read that are dangerous and have to be sur rounded. It is hard to credit, to what a depth a harmless mudhole goes, miring the team and wagon. You have heard of the bottomless pit, well, it is easily found on Purs ley. Road scrapers have improved the old mud pike all the way to Middlebourne, except the bottom less mudholes. They are bad enough to swamp a Spanish army of invasion. The roads should be fixed so that the Middleboune troops can 'march to the front, as the governor has no funds to pay transportation. If the good people over on this creek are in cohoots with criminals to ruin good society and corrupt pious officials, what will become of us? Just try a 10 c. box of Cascarets, the nuest liver and bowel regulator ever made. m >? ? Why Go to AiJtNka \tfhen you can increase your in come 25 percent the first year by raising your own cocks and hens. Can sell you for short time white Plymouth Rock eggs 75c for 15. or $4 for 100. White Holland turke>r $2 for 11. Geo. W. Park, 28 wk 4t Ravenswood, W. Va. Coin wrappers at the Review of fice. |HOW TO FIND OUT. Fill a bottle or common glass with urine and let it stand twenty four hours; a sediment or settling indicates an unhealthy condition of the kidneys. When urine stains linen it is positive evidence of kid ney trouble. Too frequent desire to urinate or pain in the back, is also | convincing proof that the kidneys I apd bladder are out of order. I WHAT TO WO. There is comfort in the knowledge so often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root, the great kidney rem edy, fulfills every wish in relieving pain in the back, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part of the urin ary passages. It corrects inability to hold urine and scalding pain in passing it, or bad effects following use of liquor, wine or beer, and over comes that unpleasant necessity of being compelled to get up many times during the night to urinate. The mild and the extraordinary effect of Swamp Root is soon real ized. It stands the higher for its wonderful cures of the most dis tressing cases. If you need a medi cine you should have the best. Sold by druggists, price fifty cents and one dollar. You may have a sam ple bottle and pamphlet sent free by mail, upon reciept of three two cent stamps to cover cost of postage on the bottle. Mention Sistersville Weekly Oil Review and send your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bing hampton, N. Y. The proprietor ot this paper guarantees the genine ness of this offer. m At Iiiwt. BY COL. W. C. TURNER. Loud through the land the war horns blast, Proclaims that our nation awakes at last; The insults of Spain we have silent ly born, Till the name of our Union was held in scorn; The murdered sailors of the sunken "Maine" Cried to our stary flag not in vain, But the mighty people of this glo rious land.fTl At last united in one great demand. Humanity; revenge; they called for war, Proclaimed it in the cannons roar. Free Cuba, Spain, and take your blood red hand From off your victims in that ^ w wretched land, The eagle screams, the lamb is heard no more. America hersdf, from shore to shore, Britania stands upon her wave ; washed isle Watching her offspring with pa ternal smile, And when the foreign war dogs glare at us and frown. The British lions growls, and bids them down. Don't touch us Europe, 'twould be a useless dream. The Anglo-saxon race, is one, supreme. Tlie Gateway of the Orient. It was. 1 believe, Fromentin, the eminent French scholar and art critic, who remarked that the sud den view of the orient through the gateway ot El-Kantara presented the most contrasting picture of life and nature that was to be found any where on the surface of the earth. How nearly true this statement may be it is hardly possible to determine, but it is certain that it would be dif ficult to find elsewhere on the globe a more striking closing of oneXvorld and opening of another. Through El-Kantara passes the solemn tread of the camel trains, whose destina tion is the silent Sahara and the deeper Sudan, in it are offered up the fervent Moslem prayers for a safe journey an 1 return. The giant buttresses of the Atlas mountains, red and purple with the glow of the morning and twilight sun, look down upon a tempestuous mountain torrent which has cut its way athwart their core, and grim and crag eaten rocks, buried deep within their own bowlder masses, wall off with heights of 3,000 to 5,000 feet the gray and yellow panorama oi shifting sands? the warm heart of the southern Sahara. ? Forum. LIST OF LETTERS Remaining In the PoMtoffice at Slnterft vllle, April 2S, 1899. W. B. Abbott, Allen Bros. , J. F. Bo wen, A. P. Brown, Belle Boyd, H. R. Cochran; Wm. Davis, Thos. Daly. Prof. Delbrugge, Hallom Denhill, Jno. Drumgool, 2, Edward Eldridge, W.H. Exley, Chas- Flem ing, Jno. Fendt, Thos. Horner, S. R Hanna, S. A. Jenks, Wm. H. Jones, Jas. Kirkpatric, Ely Kelly, 2, E. E. Layton, J. M. Lowers, Karl Miller, Jno. McWorton, Mrs. Lula Morrison, Abraham Smith, D. E. Shaener, Geo. Robinson, J. A. Taylor, Mrs. Minnie Thompson, Barney Vanlynn, Louie Wooten,, Will Vezel, Kate Wagner. Geo. E. Work, P. M. . , - ? ' " 10 4 25 6 50 f CURE CONSTIPATION ALL DRUGGIST5 Casearets arc the Ideal Lut* ea?j satnral result*. San* or Hen York. in J. T. JONES President. A. C. JACKSON, Yicx-Pkksidbct S. L. ANGLE. Cashieb. FIRST NATIONAL BANK SISTERSVILLE, W. VA. Capital Stock $70,000, Robert McCormick, G. W. Stocking, A. C. Jackson, L. A. Brenneman. DXREOTOKS: F, D. McCoy, H. W. McCoy, D. C. Garman, O. W. O. Hardman, J. C. Morrison, E. B. Hutchison, C. Thistle, E. W. Talbott. E. A. Durham J. T, Jones, C. P. Russell, Uneoualed 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, PuBTDBHf. ?. M. JENNINGS, Vici-Puta. J. R. WALLACE. Cahhiib KO. 5028. FARMERS MR PRMRS MTIOM RAItL SlSTEBSVILlE, W. VA CASH CAPITAL $100,000. SURPLUS $15,000.00. DIRECTORS: G B. West, R M*Jenning3, M. M. Smith, Samuel McCoach, Edward Roome, C. C. McCorralck, Clint Moore, Joshua Russell, G. B. Slemaker, D. A. Bartlcil, P. A. Brunei-, Anthony Smith E. A. DURHAM,! President. ROB'T McCOUMICK, Vice President. Tyi er County Bank CAPITAL $50 000.00. SURPLUS $15,000.00. STATE BANK. INCORPORATED 1:92. SlSTKRSVlLLE, W. Va. EBPOSITORY STATE OF W. "V-A-. DIRECTORS--J. T. Jones, Rob't McCormlck, -r/ E' AeDurham ^ ^ ?*NSACTS A CE\f RAL BANKI G BUSINESS. A. C. Jackson, VIA*' F. D. McCoy, ? John J. Carter, w!*J. Neuenschwandor, BUSINESS H KSPnCTHri.LV POLICTHD. T. J. Anderson, ....DEALER IN... Farm H City Property Oil and Gas Leases Bongbt 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 tlicse Great Bargains Carefully 4.ooo acres oil and gas leases In Boon County, W, Va. Rentals 10 cents per acre per year. This territory is near the wild cat well now drilling at Bald Knob. Call and examine leases, will sell one-half or the entire interest. 100 acres oil and gas lease in jug territory. Rennl $1.00 per acre per year, lease term five years, runs two years from Jan. last. Terms reasonable. largest and best Restaurant in Sistersville, centrally located, nice glass front, 16*62 foot din ing room, 1x62 foot store room, 10x27 foot kitch en, six double rooms over same. Gas and elec tric light and water, water fans, etc. Will sell cheap OIL ROYALTY in 10 acres of N. 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 J200, 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 Sisters ville? river-view This place is worth every dol lar asked for it. N0.2, 1-17 inst. in 485 a, In the southwest exten sion of Hlk 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 proptertles in the above most prolific oil field, call at my office and I will take pleasurein showing you what I have and in finding what you want. 42% a. farm two miles from Sistersville, 1 mile from the Ohio River, 600 Fruit trees in bearing. 4% foot vein of coal, all necessary buildings, will be be sold cheap, one half cash balance on time. No. 5. Flour mill, roller process situated on the Ohio River, on O. R. R. R. in one of the best towns on the river. It consists of one 75-horse power engine and two steel boiler* 42in. diame ter, 16 feet long, five pairs 9x30 Stevens rolls, with Case Mfg. Co. tops; four 8x30 round flour reels, one centrifugal reel, complete with clean ing outfit; one No. 2 Smith purifier; two flour packers, one brand duster, ono dust collecter, belting, pulleys, shafting, elevators, etc; one blacksmith shop on mill Tot, under cash rent; mill lot 150x150; mill 48x70, five stories high, concrete cellar. Price >6,500; terms one-hall cash; balance, good time. No. 159?120* 3 mi from Buffalo, county seat of 1 alias Co., Mo., all in tame grasses except 40 a. now being cultivated and 6 a. never plowed, f:ood spring waters three pasture fields, good enclng of nedge, rails ana wire, brick house two stories 18x24 with cellar and frame addition six rooms in all, ban. for 12 horses, large or chard, cribs, buggy sqed and fruit drying honse, good iand, very desirable place cheap at f ?.000, and 1000 can remain on t?e farm secured by mortgage. No. 140?960 a near Por Arthur, Newton Co. Texas, heavy pine timber, $7 per acre cash. 240 a. Graham Co. Kan., unimproved. $5 an a. 160 a in Clyden Co-, Neb., at $5 an acre. All three of These tracts are clear and would be exchanged for good property. National Register" good an new and coat $iooos will mII it for cash /or $37.50. Call and examine It. These oil farms are offered at the very low price as follows. One-halt of the royalty in 50 acre* in the Plum run oil field. Well now drilling on same. Price $1,500. One-half royalty Interest in 55 acre* In Plum run terrtory-" Well drilling on this farm. Price 1 1 500. 20 acre lease in Jug .. f 300 00 87 acre lease in Jug 600.00 80 acre lease in .Klk Fork 300.00 44 acre lease in Klk Kork 600.00 90 acre lease one-half interest joins C V Aken .. 50000 4.500 acres gaa leaae In Fairfield and Hocking, Counties. O., in the big ga? belt, near Sugar Grove. Thes* wells have a capacity of 10.000.000 cubic feet and a rock prcsure 700 to 900 ltio. Rental 50 cents per annum. On 800 a. no rental is due until 1901, on 1200 a. no rental is due until Sept. 1890, one years rental been paid on halance. Call at niv office for informa ton concerning the Franchise of Zanesville and other Cities. N0.3, One general store, consisting of dry goods, notionsboots and shoes furniture, under aking, doors, sash and millinery goods. Terms one-half cash balance in 1 and 2 years equal par mentis with interest from date. Terms will b? sold at invoice. This store la in ? good town os the Ohio River and O. R. R. R. and has a fine trade. A good chance for a live buainess man. No 1 1 1-480 a. close to three railroad towns al on different railroads, best of soil, black loam, abnndauce of timber, coal and stock water. la one of the rdhest little valleys in Kansas, all fenced and crooo fenced, good building stone, 15000 brick house of ten rooms and cellar, f 1000 bain, stone smoee house and all needed outbuild ings. no waste land, all but about 50 a. in eulti vation or meadow, large orchard in full bearing one of the best farms west of the Missivtipiri river. This farm's recora of crops produced wfl| bear investigation. Price $14,000, $9,000 down, balance reasonable time at 6 per cent. No 4. 1-33 interest in 200 acres one-half mile southwest of the Elk Fork oil field, one well starting on same, and is surrounded by new wells now starting; nothing more promising at this time, a*, this lease is south one-fourtb of a mile from I. Folger, where the South Penn baa a good well and are starting a lot more of new woik; will be sold worth the money if clooed out before the well ia completed. No. 151? 140 a. in Wright Co., Mo., eight miles from Mountain Gore, 55 a. in cultivaton and fenced with rails, balance open pasture with more or leas timber, ten acres timothy and clo ver, 1000 fruit treea some bearing and some com metong to bear; four room frame bouse, larn lo? r*rn. nice lawn, aood land and all can Be farmed when cleared; plenty of water, K of ? mile from postoffice and school. Encumberaacc. 250; price without crops 1400. If you find any false statement overdrawn description when you come to Sistersville call on ma to refund all youi railroad fare for the roundtrip your hotel bills and reasonable compensation for your time, or Col, J. B. Cook. Chetope, Kans. He refers to all bank*, preachers and citizens in general of Chetopa, and references throughout Middle States furnished. T. I. ANDERSON.