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We Intended to Close the Assignee's Sale of HENRY RAUCH Last week but we haven't realized enough money as yet to pay the creditors. The sale will therefore continue for a few weeks more, and wc will cut pri ces still lower. Remember that the entire stock of Men's Spring and Youths' Suits, Hats, Furnishing Goods, Trunks, <fcc., will be placed at the lowest prices possible, and it will be to everybody's interest to take advantage of this sale while it la8ts. M. E. MOCH, Assignee. THROUGH THE TRANSOM. Mr. Bncbauoan Raised Money on Bo j?ns Cheeks, Then Skipped. A slick looking duck blowed into town last week and put up at the new Remington hotel, signing the name James H. Buchanan, Pitts burg, on the register. He was selling some kind of a new fangled beer pump, and visited most of the dealers in town, and bting a little short of ready cash, requested several of them as a mat ter of favor to cash a check for a small amount, signed by a well known citizen of Gallipolis. In several instances the checks were cashed without thinking anything about it, and it is said that at least three and possibly more of our citi zens, are now holding the bag for the amount thus advanced. One of the victims was Henry Koehler, who took one of the notes j for something like nineteen dollars and at once left it iu the bank for collection, and Monday was sur prised to have it returned dishon ored, the man who was supposed to have given it declaring it a forgery. Mr. Koehler at ouce had a warrant issued for Buchanan's arrest, b it it was later decidtd to let him remain at the hotel over night and have a hearing the next day. His room was securely locked and the key given to the porter, but some time during the night the Pittsburg man got tired of his con finement and left by way of the transom, leaving a large bill at the hotel unpaid. ? Pomeroy Democrat. OI K GLASS FACTORY Is to be Built at Oucc nnd Everything i* , NettUd. The Review has been working 1 for a long time to secure some man ufacturing plants of some kind, and ; for the past two or three months | our efforts in this line have been concentrated on securing a glass factory here. In this work Messrs. Ralph Broadwater and Charles Thistle have been untiring in their efforts and the citizens generally h-ive aided these efforts with a hearty good will. Yesterday there was a meeting of the glass men and the citizens' rep- : resentatives. The whole matter was discussed and it was finally decided that everything was ready and both parties agreed to put the money in a bank in town in escrow and go to work to erect and equip the plant. So far as any ; one can see now this, our first veu ture is an assured fact. About I sixty families will move here and the plant will give employment to a good many people and especially to young ladies and girls. The plant will be started in a modest but safe and conservative way and we have no doubt but what it will be a success. This is plantuumber one and now the thingjto do is to j keep right on for number two. If i any one knows of a firm wishing a location for any legitimate enter prise, we would be glad to hear j from them. We must keep the boom booming. Improving Tbeir Track*. The Ohio River Railroad com- : pany has a large force of men at work this morning, leveling up the track through the city. The com pany is improving the tracks all , along the line and will cut down their time cards in the near future. They have for some time been figur ing on thirty minutes reduction of time on all through trains. The schedule would have been in effect b-fore this, but for the flood. COUNTY SEAT BUDGET. Middlebourne, May 7, 1898. ? Crawford & Treat are extending the water line down Dodd street, which will be quite a convenience to the citizens living on that street. The fire plugs have also arrived and will be set at once on Main street and will be a great protection to the business houses and resi i dences of the town. M. H. Stealey's new house on ! Dodd street, is raised and will soon be ready for the weather-boarding. Seller Bros, are rushing the work on the same. Mrs. Powell has removed the old house off the lots recently purchased of the Stealey heirs, to the back part of the . same and will rent the house. She will erect a handsome residence on the front lots and make it her future home. Dr. and Mrs. Reppard visited Armstrong Smith, Mrs. Reppard's father several days this week. Ed Hudson has resumed his du ties on the pump station. The machine shop is doing quite a lot of work 011 drilling tools. The Jr. O. U. A. M have re ceived its new instruments, and they are dandies. The band gave a box supoer last night, and a pleasant and profitable evening was spent by all present. The band rendered a number of fine selections of music. The Sun Oil company have a bai fishing job at their No. 1 Chap man. The oil developments in the Jug and Elk Fork fields are few in number. Assessor Wilcox has been here several d lys assessing the people of the town and vicinity. John M. Smith aud J. C.' Lewis are his as sistants. Mrs. D. B. Stealey and little daughter, of the "Greatest Town on Earth" came out with her mother, Mrs. Clemenza Swan on a pro tracted visit. Hugh Thorn and M. F. William son were up this week and sold at [sheriff's sale some real estate in Meade district. O. H. Barnes, junior editor of the Star, is out of town on business. It is reported that an independent republican newspaper will be start ed here soon. Let us have it, by all means. Competition is the life of trade. Am Mother I'sed to Do. He criticised her pudding and he didn't like her cake; he wished she'd make the biscuits like "his mother used to make." She didn't wash the dishes, and she didn't make the stew, and she didn't mend his stockings like "his moth er used to do." Oh, well, she wasn't perfect, but she tried to do her ' best, until at length her time had come to take a little rest, so when one day he growled and whined the whole day through and through, she turned him up and tanned his pants "as his mother used to do." Landinnrk tione. The old boiler house on the west side of the Diamond which has I been standing since the first oil ex citement has been torn down, thus removing an old landmark. The American Club Hop. The Americus club gave an in form il reception at their club rooms in the McCoach building last even j ing. A pleasant time was had. OIL NOTES, THE OIL MARKET. Tiona $ 95 Pennslyvania 85 Barnesville 75 Corning 68 New Castle 60 North Lima 60 South Lima 55 Cndiana 55 i Credit balances took another flight upward this morning. Penn sylvania and West Virginia credit balances are quoted at 85c. Heavy buying continues on the Exchange | and dollar oil is predicted. Yesterday the highest point reached on the Exchange was 91c, and the total sales for the day reachedjthe enormous total of 666, 000 barrels. Reports from the Duval well in the northeast extension claim a 100 barrel well. One of the men who helped to drill the well came in this morning and confirms this statement. In the northeast extension of the Flk Fork pool, Brown & Co. have completed their No. 1 John Duval, which was thought to be dry yes terday, aud have at least a 50 barrel producer. The pay was found at a depth of 40 feet in the sand, which indicates a real Big Injun well. This was an important location be ing located in advance to the north, and demonstrates beyond a question of doubt that an extension of con siderable magnitude exists in that quarter. This well coming in good has already caused other op erators to formulate plans for drill ing offset wells. The Henry Oil company has made a location on the Gorrell farm and others will follow soon. The Review has taken the posi tion that Pennsylvania and West Virginia oil is worth much more than current prices. As a matter of course the producers must fire somejdegree of encouragement by reason of the advance of nine cents per barrel for credit balances but the world will take all the oil that is produced today at much higher prices and the fact that the Stand ard Oil trust have just declared an other quarterly 3 per cent regular, and 5 per cent extra dividend mak ing their dividend at the rate of 32 per cent per annum illustrates the enormous profits which they derive from the labor and properties of the oil producers. We do not believe it is the policy of the Standard Oil company to pay the producers even a fairly remu nerative price for his product but they have a way of giving the market an occasional "jolly" that induces the producers to believe that better things are in store for him but in the end it is the pro ducers who contribute the largest fortune of the Standard's enormous dividends. The Review has time and again stated that the producers need never hope for a fair proportion of the profits derived from their busi ness until they cut loose from Standard rule and become identi fied with their own independent interests. There is no mercy or charity connected with the metho.is of the Standard Oil trust and the produc ers realize this now more than ever before. The oil exchange price Thursday advanced to 83 cents and it is reported that the Standard Oil company sold for the account of producers upwards of thirty thou sand barrels of credit balance oil through that channel. Now every barrel of that oil which the Standard sold for the producers adds weight to the spec ulative market and in time the tra ders will all become filled up, and on the least unfortunate news, will, as a matter of course, seek to un load their holdings, thereby causing a weak market. The Review takes the position that if theie is any possible way by which producers can hold their oil and not sell it through the Stand ard's agencies even to the specula tive trade, that their position will be much stronger. The Review also believes as a re sult of watching statistics closely! and all the field conditions, that the Standard Oil companv does own enough of Pennsylvania and West Virginia stocks of oil to sup ply the world's demand; therefore it seems like folly for the oil pro ducers themselves to furnish the Standard Oil company the very speculative means by which to de press prices. There cm be no question but that the Standard Oil company will permit the speculat ive trade to carry and tiade in cer tificates so long as it suits their j purpose know fully well that when ! they desire, they have the power to create a weak feeling and absorb the speculative oil through the me dium of their own brokers when ever they may set their manipulat ive machinery to work. It may suit the purpose for the Standard Oil company to advance prices for a short period until they encourage an iucrease in field oper ations and a corresponding increase in production, but that they wiL pay the prices "justified in the mar kets of the world" or give the pro ducers their just dues is folly to suppose. Nothing but a shortage of oil will ever compel the Stand ard Oil company to pay better prices for oil, and it is our belief that a shortage exists today so far as their ownership is concerned of Pennsylvania and West Virginia oil, but the producers through their shortsighted policy of permitting the Standard agencies to sell their holdings in the oil exchanges are very liable to furnish the Standard with the very means they are seek ing to keep prices at a lower level. The sitaation in the field is ex tremely bullish and the Standard own but a comparatively small amount of the total Pennsylvania oil, therefore we fail to see why the present price is not an arbi trary low one. From Tuesday's Daily. The aspect in the old Sistersville field is rapidly changing. Smoke stacks to the innumerable boiler houses have ceased to emit smoke, which gave to the oil field one of its peculiar charms which also characterized the oil field and gave to the observer a faint idea of the bustle and push that characterize the oil fields; not only is this true of the immediate Sistersville field, but the same state of things exists all over the southwest fields. The "barkers" which once broke upon the stillness of the night have forever been silenced and instead of the merry creak of the walking beam, the observer's ear is met with the "clink" of the cables now being manipulated by a single power. One power house conducted by two or three men can no?v easily manage 18 or 20 old "strippers." Rigid economy has been practiced by the Octopus and the example in selt-defe nse has been followed by the smaller and independent oil producing firms. By this transaction men have been thrown out of employment and the cost of producing oil ma terially lessened. But this condition was not brought about for any other pur pose save one ? that of the merci less trust, adding to their enor mous profits and farther impover ishing the small producer and the producers uf wealth. Taking the field situation as it really exists aud for Joseph Seep to attempt to force upon an intelli gent people that the markets of the world will not justify more than the present price for the credit bal ance is preposterous. The produc ers should indignantly resent such an iusult and should at once at tempt to liberate themselves from such high handed robbery. Instead of permitting the Stand ard's hirelings ou the Exchange handling your oil do it yourselves. You are allowing this clan of ava ricious filchers to break your own head with your own club. Whitehill & Co. expect to com plete their No. i J. C. Leaimre on Sancho creek tomorrow. This well is practically in defined limits, in what is termed the Sancho Maxton sand territory. Col. Boyer and others have drilled their No. i Lewis, west of Cairo, through the Big Injun and failed to find any oil but a nice gas pressure was developed. This was an important location and is a fair test for a large scope of territory. While no oil was found in the Big Injun they have a fair producer from the salt sand. In that locality very little is being done. A Clever Trick. It certainly looks like it, but th?.re is really no trick about it. Anybody can try it who has lame back and weak kidneys, malaria or nervous troubles. We mean he can i cure himself right away by taking ! Electric Bitters. This mediciue tones up the whole system, acts as a stimulant to liver and kidneys, is a blood purifier and nerve tonic. It cures constipation, headache, faint- 1 ing spells, sleeplessness and melan cholia. It is purely vegetable, a mild laxative, and restores the sys tem to its natural vigor. Try Elec tric Bitters and be convinced that they are a miracle worker. Every bottle guaranteed. Only 50c a bot tle at Hill & McCoach's drug store. m -?-?? - 81 OO Fur Hound Trip. The Ohio River Railroad Com pany have decided to run a series ot popular excursions. Their ifirst will be on nextJSunday, May 15, to Wheeling, the^fare being $f.oo for the round trip, good until May 16th inclusive. The excursion is on account of the opening of the Wheeling park, which has many attractions. The fare is so low that without doubt Sistersville will be represented at the opening. Two of the most popular con-' ductors on the road are in town today distributing bills and adver tising their excursion in various ways. 1? ^ Daily and monthly gauge books for salefat the Review office. Weather Crop Bulletin. The mean temperature for the month of April was decidedly below the normal. Da^ly temperatures were unusually low from the ist to 9lh, 27th and 28th, accompanied by severe frosts and freezing weather. Warm waves, with hot, sultry weather occurred on the 15th to 19th, and 30th of the mouth. The average rainfall was slightly below the normal. Showers, though moderate, kept the ground in too wet condition for cultivation, and little farm work was done during the month. Snow fell generally from the 3d to 6th, an average depth of three inches being reported for the peri od. The weather conditions while unfavorable to the growth of crop 4, were not seriously detrimental and generally wheat, oats, grass mead ows and pastures, were in a promis ing condition at the close ot the month. Plowing tor corn progressed at intervals during the month and was well advanced; but little corn had been planted owing to the cold, wet condition of the ground. Early fruit was damaged seriously in lo calities but as a whole, all kinds promise fair yields. All the rivers in the state main tained good stages. WKATHKK DATA. Temperature, degrees. ? Mean, 48:3; maximum temperature, 86, ou the 17th and 30th at East Bank; minimum, 2 degrees ou the 6th at Dayton. Average precipitation, 3 17 inches. Average snowfall, depth in inches 3. Number of clear days, 10; partly cloudy, 10; cloudy 10; with rain 11. Prevailing direction of wind, west. Gieatest precipita tion in 24 hours* 1.60 inches, on the 24th at Wheeling. C. M. Strong, Section Director. EINTIIAN EMCAPED. Th? Faiiiouo Tnrkt-r Coitnljr Prlwonrr I lie Jail Door? A K<> wnrri txr. rHl fur II In Capture. Parsons, W. Va., May 9 ? Col. Robert W. Eastham escaped from jail here Sunday night last by un locking the cell door. He went out through the cellar. Sheriff Harper offers $300 reward. East ham has not been located. It is thought he received aid. Eastham killed F. E. Thompson here In March. 1897, and was serving a two-years sentence in jail. Mnrprlnr Parly. About forty of Mr. and Mr J John Shufflin's friends tenderc them a very agreeable surprise evening. The Mandolin and G* tar club furnished excellent mu^ic.1 and dancing was indulged in ufltil 12 o'clock, when a fine lunch was served. All present report a very enjoyable time. TEETHING TROUBLES are control eu and cured b J LAt'GMLIN'S INFANT CORDIAL If the b abjr cornea aafely through the teething period it* mo?t dangcr ou? time * past. Tb? Cordial re lieves t y* tingling ache of the Huie gums, controls the bowel*, ctire* co.ic- -bring* *afeljr out of danger. Evrnr bottle guaranteed. Ml druggist*, 95 cent*, JOHN a. McLAIN & SON, Pr*P'?. WMCCLIMO, W. VA.