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Weekly Oil Review! FORMERLYiTYLER DEMOCRAT. I. h, VcCOY, Editor aid Pron'r, Slstersville, W. Ya SUBSCRIPTION, it months, In Advance, fi.oo 6 " " " 50 M j ?? ?? ?? Entered at the P. O. at Sistersville as Second class mail matter. WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 1898. If anybody has any doubts about the war being in existence, they should go to the grocery stores and get quotations on prices of staple articles, such as flour, coffee, sugar, tobacco, and soon. Flour will sell at one dollar a sack next week atd will go higher; coffee and sugar have advanced from three to five cents and still they go up; tobacco has advanced, beer is up. potatoes, corn, oats, and everything in this line is advancing rapidly. We de sire to inform the public that the Oil Review comes at the same old price, $6 a year for the daily and $1 for the weekly. You had better subscribe right away for fear the paper is advanced in price. A new weekly paper is to be pub lished at Middlebourne in a short time. In politics it is to be an inde pendent republican newspaper and will be edited and ow ned by a former Tyler county man who is a practi cal newspaper man and can run the whole business himself. The paper will begin publication about the last of May or first of June. We are not at liberty at this time to give any further particulars but the material has been ordered and the enterprise is an assured fact. There will be a hot time in the good old town ot Middlebourne be tween the Star and the new paper. m ?? m This ought to be a good year for farmers, as everything; they raise is on the advance. Horses, cattle and all kinds ot domestic animals and grain is on the boom. The farmer that don't make money this year had better quit the business. Judge Freer is a candidate for the Congress from the Fourth Con gressional district. If a republican must have it, he is the right man in the right place. His patriotism is befitting for the presidency. ? ?? ? We publish today a letter from a Sistersville boy, written from Camp Bushnell, Ohio. Our boys who joined the Ohio guards are in ex cellent health and are pleased with soldier life. There is still an opening in the ranks for a few more patriots Come, boys, don't be backward. You wanted to fight and you should not change your minds. ? m ??? ? Uncle Sam has thousands of oth ers just as brave as Dewey and his tars who are just itching to get a "spat" at the "raw-eaters." It looks at this writing as if Mar tinsburg will win in the scrap be tween Governor Atkinson and the War Department. Our first great naval battle is sig nificant of superior American bra very and marksmanship. -? -m m "Remember the Maine," was heard on every hand last night. ? ? - Now for a "whack" at the Span ish fleet at the Canaries. ^ *?? ? Dewey has done more than has yet been told. Dewey is the hero of the day. ? ? . 4 'What did Dewey to them?" Dewey did it. Coin wrappers at the fReview of Another Case of Rh?am?tlnm Cared by Chamberlain's Pain Balm My son was afflicted with rheu matism which contracted his right limb until he was unable to walk. After using one and a half bottles of Chamberlain's Pain Balm he was ab.e to be about again. I can heart ly recommend it to persons suffer ing from rheumatism. ? John Sni der, Calhoun county, W. Va. For sale by C. W. Grier. New Revenue Bill. The Revenue law will require every store, stand or other place of busi ness, where manufactured tobacco, snuff and cigars are sold, to pay a special tax and procure a stamp therefor from the Collector of In ternal Revenue. There will be two grades of such stamp taxes. Those who sell more than ten thousand dollars' worth in a year will have to pay twelve dollars a year tax. Those who sell less the. j ten thousand dol lars a year shall each pay four dol lars and eighty cents. It will be remembered that the McKinley tariff act of 1890 re moved this kind of special taxes from dealearsin manufactured to bacco, which is now restored as a war measure. There are probably ten thousand dealers in this State, who will be affected by this act. It is certain, therefore, that a very large class of taxpayers will be ad ded to the number in this State now paying special taxes. In addition to these special taxes, all cigars, and tobacco in the hands ot dealers muat be restamped at the increased price, which is an addi tional tax of one dollar a thousand on cigars and six cents a] pound on tobacco. Severe penalties for selling any goods in stock before paying the increased tax are im posed. There is a lot of work ahead for the revenue department, and dealers in tobacco and cigars in this State can faciliate matters by being ready to comply promptly with the new law. Free Pills. Send your address to H E Buck lin & Co., Chicago, and get a free sample box of Dr. King's New Life Pills. A trial will convince you of their merits. These Pills are easy in action and are particularly effec tive in the cure ot constipation and sick headache. For malaria and liver troubles they have been proved invaluable. They are guaranteed to be perfectly free from every dele terious substance and to be purely vegetable. They do not weaken by their action, but by giving tone to the stomach and bowels greatly in vigorate the system. Regular size 25c per box. Sold by Hill & Mc Coach, druggists SISTERSVILLE BOY Writes fo the Review? AH is Well? Will Ciio to Washington. Camp Bushnell, ^ Columbus, Ohio. Monday, a. m. ) Dailv Oil Review. Sistersville, W. Va. The following Sistersville boys are located Here in company E, 17 Regiment, 0. N. S. ? Hiram Ribb, Homer Bruner, C. F. Masson, Ralph Stone, Sam Mc Cool, Frank Martin, Geo. Watson, Ben Caster, Sam Morrison, Sam Reed, Hughie Cain, and his dog, Major has been the mascot of the company. The boys are all in good health and enjoying soldier life. The company expects to leave here the first of the week for Wash ington, D. C. There are twelve regiments located here at the pres ent time, about ten thousand men. It is estimated that there are 1, 000,000 visitors in camp here to day. We have divine services here in camp at 10:30 this morning by the chaplain of the regiment. Well, if you care to hear from us from time to time, send me a Re view of this issue. Address, Hiram Ribb, . Co. E. 1 8th Regiment O. N. G., Camp Bushnell, Co lumbus, Ohio. We Were Proad to do It. Battery B., Light Artillery, from the West Virginia Tool company, was stationed on the hill above the city, Captain Mapes in command, Lieutenant Laly, Gunners Bebout, Woods, Murphy, Ribb and Brenne raan, who kept a continual fire of solid shot over the city until all acknowledged that Commodore Dewey was the hero of the day. Hon. P. Shanor and C. R. Kerr came in for their share of the honor in helping to promote the celebration last eight. OIL NOTES, / _________ THE OIL MARKET. fiona $ 8 1 'ennslyvania 71 ternesville 61 horning 54 x'ew Castle 46 tforth Lima 54 outh Lima 49 ndiana 49 From Saturday's Daily. THE EAKIN WELL ABANDONED. Capt J. L. Flack who was drill ing the Eakin well on Gorrell's run south of the Elk Fork pool stated yesterday that he had given up all hope of ever recovering the tools that are in the well and it had been abandoned. They have been fishing for several weeks and last week the tools were got loose and it looked as if the hole would be cleaned. Abandoning this well will cause holders to have to pay a few more rentals and wait for the rig to be moved and a new hole started. Mr. Flack has not decided whether he will move the rig or not. An other contractor may get the iob. The well is very important and is a good test lor a large area of un developed territory. The Sun Oil company's test on the Chapman farm to the southwest of the Elk Fork pool is almost due. This is also an important well, be ing located one-half mile ahead of developments. To the northwest Brown & Co. are due at Duval No. 1, 20 acres. This is also in advance of develop ments and will either condemn or make good a big lot of promising territory. Field conditions warrant a high er price for Pennsylvania and West Virginia oil. War or no war the world must be supplied with oil. And there never was a time in the past three years more favorable for dollar oil than at the present. Spring has brought with its other charms no new pools for the oper ator. He must delve into wildcat territory. The present market price will ,not justify him to do so. The Standard's stocks are dwindling down, and while they will use the war scare in a desperate effort to bleed the operator, they will before long have to advance the market in self defense. Col. Boyer and others have de cided to drill their well west of Cairo, Ritchie county, to the Big Injun. They have a fair salt sand producer, but as the well is located so far away from developments they deemed it advisable to go to the In jun in order to test that formation. Drilling has been going on for several days and the early part of week should see the drill at its des | tination. The South Penn's No. 2 Israel Polger, in the south extension of the Elk Fork pool, is long past due. They have had a bad fishing job and at last accounts were still fishing. This well will tell whether or not a dry streak exists between the Gor rell and Folger farms, which is now supposed to exist. Mr. S. P. Boyer hrs opened a pool of oil four miles from Petrolia, in Ritchie county. The well would make 1 2 barrels per day from the salt sand, but it is being drilled to the Big Injun sand as a test. It is a large enough well to justify the further drilling of wells in that neighborhood, and here is hoping a few Whiskey run gushers will be struck. WHISKEY RUN. It is barely possible that Gartlan & Co. will not get the sand at their No. 5 Williamson before tomorrow. Yesterday morning they were about 35 feet above the sand. The South Penn is past due at their No. 1 Barnes. Mallory Bros. No. 3 Bumgardner is due almost any time: LATER. A late message from Whisky run this afternoon says: Gartlan & Co.'s No. 5 Williamson is in the sand and doing 18 barrels per hour. This shows quite an extension, and gives prestige to the southwest ex tension. Their No. 4 is ready for the 6)i casing. PLEASANTS COUNTY W. VA. Eaton & Clemens liave^dxilkd in ______ _ ? ? ? a nice shallow well on the Martin Riggs farm near th; Vaucluse Pike. It is said to be good for 50 barrels per day. Henderson & Thompson got a gasser in their No. 3 on the Ned Reed farm, which will afford plenty of fuel to drill and pump. It also makes several barrels of oil per day. Reilly is down on the sand with No. 2 on the same farm, and should be in toda v. No. 3 is about ready to go to drilling on the hill. Reese has located and will drill No. 2 on the J. E. Smith farm for Frazer & Co., as soon as the rig and machinary can be moved. Hummel has moved a drilling machine on the W. H. Smith farm, and will drill a well for Reese & Co. as soon as possible. Capt. McLaughlin's two wells on Long Run have been pumping, and make from 15 to 20 barrels. The National Oil Co is erecting two rigs on Broad Run. One on the Steve Delong lease and one on their Isaac Pethtle lease. Benninger & Timms are drilling on W. E. Hammett farm, below French creek, and should be in the first of the week. Con. Sedeu and others are put ting down a well on thh Outward tarm on Henry Camp run, and should get the sand in a lew days. Boleard & Bole have completed their No. 13 on the Cain farm on French creek and have a 20 barrel well. They have begun drilling on No. 14. Mallorv & Barnsdall have drilled in their No. 2 oil the Bumgarder lease on Whisky run and have a well which will mak'e 350 barrels a day. No. 3 on the same farm should get the sand in a few days. Barnsdall's Gilmore well on the head of French creek is still re ported drilling. The hole is full of water and dulling is a slow busi ness. G. W. King, of this place, loaded a drilling machine on the cars Thursday. He will use it to drill a well on the Jackson farm, two miles out of Parkersburg. Mr. King understands his business, and the well will go down all right. ? Oracle. From Monday's Daily. The topic of discussion in oil circles is the market. The fact that stocks are being reduced and the price of credit balances remain ing unchanged for more than a week naturally gives rise to feeling of hopfulness among the operators. Held conditions were never more favorable to an advance. The past week has wrought no changes in the situation. Gartlan & Company's No. 5 Williamson coming in Saturday at the rate of 18 barrels per hour will cause a slight ripple of excitement and will cause a few other wells to be drilled in the Whiskey run field. It is not generally believed that any great extension will follow to the southwest, which is the only possible direction that the field can be extended. With the Whiskey run pool defi nitely defined very little territory of a known quantity exists. The Elk Fork field is not yet rounded up, and while considerable work is going on an advance in the price of the product will cause a material increase in field work. Treat & Crawford have expressed themselves as being ready to start considerable work to the southwest of the pool just so soon as the mar ket advances and the roads become settled. The Israel Folger No. 2 is drill ing again, after a fishingjob of sev eral days. AN IMPORTANT TEST. An important test jwell has been started on the Hays farm near Lone Tree. The rig for this ven ture was completed six monts ago, but the idea of drilling was, until recently, abandoned. The well was started this morning by Thompson and Mcjunkin and will be hurried to completion. The Sun Oil company is reported fishing at 1200 feet at their No. 1 Chapman to the southwest of the Elk Fork field. The Standard Oil trust is levying a tax on producers and holders of oil, but we do not learn that either the trust or its "distinguished" offi cials are contributing any great amount of money to aid our gov* ernment in carrying on its war with Sj>ain. Perhaps the Standard are now levying a tax on the producers for the purpose of contributing to the next campaign fund. All the trust's desire "peace at any price," therefore it can scarcely be be lieved that their present assessment on the price for credit balances is to be diverted to other than self interests. ? Field operations for April may show a slight increase in numbers, but production shows a marked de crease and none of the wells dis covered have been large enough to sustain the decline of the wells of the southwest. Over a tank a day of Lima and Pennsylvania oil is being sacrificed to the world's de mand, and yet the oil producers of Pennsylvania and West Virginia are being filched of their just dues and legitimate earnings. Large shipments of Lima oil in dicate that the markets of the world are still bein? compelled to consume large quantities of that in ferior and foul smelling and poor burning product and also indicates that the Standard Oil company does not own and control sufficient of the Pennsylvania and West Vir ginia stock to enable them to fill the demand for the belter illumin ants: It is not probable that the Stand ard trust will levy an assessment on the producers and reduce the price still more. War measures de mand it, we will be told and "our" interests must be protected even if producers are compelled to suffer. The Standard Oil company don't own enough of Pennsylvania and West Virginia oil to "wad a gun" as compared to the demand of the markets ol the world and producers will be consumate monkeys if they sacrifice their holdings at current prices. Dan O'Day wouldn't fabri cate and hasn't he told us, war should not effect the price for oil? An interview from Joseph Seep or a self-explan atory letter on the relation of war to the price of oil is now in order. Will the Derrick please attend to this duty and see that the produc ers are duly informed as to why they should sell their oil? Russian bears may be turned loose, and Standard officials may howl their lungs out in order to justify their arbitrary position in keeping the price of oil down, but all of their howling does not change the very bullsh situation. The field is very bullish, and the longer prices are kept at a low level the more bullish will the situation be come. Higher prices must prevail. Many old soldiers now feel the effects of the hard service they en dured during the war. Mr. Geo. S. Anderson, of Rossville, York county, Penn , who saw the hardest kind of service at the front, is now freqnently troubled with rheuma tism. "I had a severe attack lately" he says, "and procured a bottle of Chamberlain's Pain Balm. It did me so much good that I would like to know what you would charge me for oue dozen bottles." Mr. Anderson wanted it both for his own use and to supply it to his friends and neighbors, as every family should have a bottle of it in their home, not only for rheuma tism, but lame backs, sprains, s wellings, cut, bruises and burns, for which it is unequalled. For sale by C. W. Grier. * Will Dffj the Town. The Reyman Brewing Co. is in clined to act ugly and seems in clined to be willing to take chances of la wing Mayor Lawrence rather than pay a fine of $50 per month. We believe Mayor Lawrence is right, and we admire the stand he has taken against their attempt at bulldozing. The mayor is still is suing warrants and imposing fines on their agents. ? m . Fiduciary Xvtice. Notice is hereby given that the following Fiduciary accounts before me for settlement, to wit; John M. Smith and Arza Underwood admin istrars of the estate of C. 1. Cona way, deceased, William Morris, ad ministrator of the estate of James R. Ankrom, deceased; also Hester A. White, guardian of David S Mary E. Earley O. Jane and Jasper Lee White, infant children ot Isaac White, deceased., Given under my hand this the 17th day of March 1898. Com'r oi Accounts for Tyier Co. WEITIIER CONDITIONS 1ST MAT. Data Taken From (he Records at the Loral Bnrean. The following data for the month of May covering a period of nine years have been complied from the weather bureau records at Parkers burg. Mean and normal temperature 62 degrees. The warmest month was thac of 1896, with an average of 70 de grees. The coldest month was that of 1893 with an average of 60 de grees. The highest temperature was 94 degrees on May 31, 1895. The lowest temperature was 32 degrees on May 4, 1889. Average data on which last "killing" frost occurred in spring, May 15. Average rainfall for the month, 3 49 inches. The greatest monthly precipita I tion was 6 57 inches in 1890. The least precipitation was 1.53 inches in 1891. The greatest amount ot precipi tation record in any 24' consecutive hours was 1.82 inches on 15, 1892. The greatest amount ot snowfall recorded in any May (record ex tending to winter of 18S8 9 only) was 0-1 inches in 1895. The highest velocity of the wind was 42 miles from the West on May 5th, 1893. Dlatribntlnir Lime Rock. This morning a great number of teams commenced to haul and dis tribute lime rock on the turnpike. It will be remembered that last fall most all the road was graded and the sand stone for the foundation for the lime rock was finished but owing to the river being too low to boat lime rock here the company did not get but about two miles of the road finished. This two miles of road has had a hard test this past winter but it's as smooth as a board and as hard as adamant. Quite a number of people pretended to be very uneasy about the road ever being completed but we presume that no one will have anything to say on this poiut for the present at least. Last week the contractors had a force of men at work fixing up the road again for the lime and this morning a large number of teams went to haul the lime. This work will now be pushed to com- ? pletion as fast as its possible to do the work. We will have between five and six miles of fine road be fore fall and the people can rest as sured who use this road that they will never be bothered with a bad road again. The people of Ellsworth district should go to work at once and vote bonds to finish this road through that district. It is worth a dozen railroads, it will be a fixture when completed, always give employment to many men and teams, adds thou sands of dollars to the wealth of our county and will answer every purpose a railroad will and is much cheaper to build and maintain. ! This is a matter that should be pushed along, and we hope it will be done. Lincoln district will soon have her work done, and Ellsworth should be ready to fall in line and finish the good work. If the peo ple won't vote for the macadamized road now, they will before many months roll aroud. I I have been a sufferer from chronic diarrhoea e^er since the war and have used all kinds of med icines for it. At last I found one remedy that has been a success as a cure and that is Chamberlain's colic, cholera anp diarrhoea remedy. ? P. E. Grisham, Garrs Mills, La. I For sale by C. W. Grier. County fonrl of Tjlfr County. W?l | Ccurt Op Tyler Co, that each of the surveyers of Roads in this | County, be, and they are hereby authorized and directed to notify the proprietors and tenants of real estate and property in their respec tive road precincts, whose fences enroach on the public roads, that the said fences, especially wire fen ces, must be removed at once and the proper width given for the road as established; And that in case of their failure or refnsal so to do> in a reasonable length of time, that said Surveyors have the same done at the expense of the said proprie tors and tenants; and that a copy of this order be published for four suc cessive weeks in the Tyler County Gazette and Weekly Oil Review. The foregoing is a true copy tak en from pt^ 389 of "Order Book No. 4, 1894. T\ler County Court.'* Atl ~ " ~ * Virginia. April PlmloD, 1*9*. (April 6th.) Be it resolved by The County ' ? ? - t" r* - iL.i i_ _ ? . ? 4J3 4*