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1,000 ACRES OF LAND To be Transferred to Tyler County. HAS BEEN IN DODDRIDGE \ The Change is to be Made at Once. By a Mistake of the Commissioners 40 Team Axo Doddridge County Has PoweNscd 1,000 Acrcs of Land Tbat fthould Have Been Assessed Fnder ?!?*? Kauie ot Tyler Connty. About forty years ago a party of men, among whom was Mr. Hiram Underwood, the present county commissioner, established the di viding line between Doddndge and Tyler counties, and during which time the revenues of i ,coo acres of land has been lost by this county, while it has gone to fill the coffers and establish a standing for Dodd ridge, the adjoining county. It has been known for some lit tle time that this mistake has b:en made, but only recently has any offort been exerted to have the er ror corrected. Tyler county, in her oil resources, is one of the richest counties in the state, and when the fact is considered tbat aside from other taxable property in the thousand acres spoken of there are something like 53 wells, whose production has been credited as belonging to Dod dridge county when it should have belonged to Tyler, it can be seen that the discovery is of no little importance. These wells are on the Hardman tract, are of the Injun calabre, and owned principally by the Jennings com pany. They are good wells and bringing them in this county , alone, is a matter that increases the assess able property of our county by the thousands. Mr. Underwood, who is a resi dent of Tyler county^and one of its most earnest promoters, was in Uie city yesterday and assured the Re view representative that the matter would be adjusted in a very few days. He is a hard worker and it has been through his eftorts that the error lias been discovered anu rectified. The land lies in what is known as Flint Run and embraces some of the best farms in any of the surrounding counties. Tnere will be no difficulty in adjusting the claim as the authorities of both counties know it exists and by mutual consent the land will be transferred from Doddridge to Ty ler county by the last of the week. Such mistakes have been known to have occurred before, but the fact that this part of West Virginia has developed such rich deposits of oil makes the change a very desirable one by Tyler county residents and the loss equally keen to our sister county, Doddridge. It is indeed very commendable that the change is to be made without the matter going through the courts and ex pending a large sum of money be fore the transfer could be consum mated. The change will not make any material difference to the residents of the transferred land and the only probable inconvenience they will suffer will be in the changing of one or two pcstoffices, and it is very possible that even this will not be necessary. The Kansas City Journal says: "A flour merchant at Edgar let the story get out that while he was stooping over his flourrbin a '$150 diamond ring had slipped off his finger into the flour. He appeared to be greatly exercised over the loss, got a notice in the local paper, but finally announced with a sigh that he would have to give it up; that the ring was in the flour somewhere; that he supposed it would turn up in a sack of flour, but he had no idea what one. Well, you ought to have seen the boom that guileless man had in the flour trade. For the next week he had to hire extra help to fill sacks out of that bin. One man who never bought a sack from him before came in and laid in a winter's supply. And the smooth merchant whistled softly as he filled the sacks and winked his ether eye." Biliousness Is caused by torpid liver, which prevents diges tion and permits food to ferment and putrify in the stomach- Then follow dizziness, headache, Hood's insomina, nervousness, and, - if not relieved, bilious fever or blood poisoning. Hood's Pills stimulate the stomach, rouse the liver, cure headache, dizziness, con stipation, etc. 25 cents. Sold by all druggists. The only Fills to take with Ilood's Sarsaparilla. TIIE AI.ABAHA LAUNCHED. Description of (he New Cruiser? A Mar vel of Its Class. Philadelphia, May 18. ? The bat tleship Alabama was successfully launched at Cramps' shipyard at 12:50 today. There was not a- hitch of any sort to mar the success of the launching. Miss Mary E. Morgan daughter of Senator Mor gan, named the ship for her native state. The weather was beautiful but only a few persons witnessed the ceremony, fear of Spanish treachery keeping the gates of the shipyard closed against all except about 200 invited guests and news paper men. The Alabama is the first to be launched of the three new battle ships of her type, the other two being the Illinois and Wisconsin. She presents marked divergencies of design from the first three, the Oregon, Indiana and Massachu setts. These differences involve both the arrangement of the battery and the disposition of the armor, as well as a considerable increase in size and displacement. The first type had the armor ar ranged in a water line belt and casemate amidships, with the ends forward and aft of the belt, pro tected by submerged armored decks and their main batteries were mounted as follows: 4 13 inch guns in two turrets, eight 8-inch guns in four turrets, one at each corner of the superstructure, and four 6 inch guns mounted at the corners of the casemate below the superstructure. In the Alabama the water line armor is carried clear forward ; the protective deck, instead of being submerged as in lormer ships, is raised to the level of the top of the belt by slopes at each side, the same as in protected cruisers. The I 8 inch puns of the Indiana type are done away with entirely, the main battery of the Alabama type con sisting of four 13-inch guns in tur rets and fourteen 6 inch rapid-firing j guns, of which ten are are mounted 011 the gun deck, eight in broad side between the turrets and two firing straight ahead forward for the fore turret on the gun deck. Four are mounted in a small re doubt on the casemate deck, two on each side. The general dimensions Of the Alabama class are as follows: Length over all, 374 feet; breadth, 72 feet; free board forward 20 leet; free board abaft the after turret, 13 feet 3 inches; draught, 23 feet 6 inches displacement, 11,520 tons. The guaranteed speed is to be 16 knots and the estimated horse power 10,000. The main battery has already been described. The secondary battery consists of seventeen 6 pounder rapid-fire guns, sitx 1 pouuder rapid-fire guns and four Gatlings. The arrangement of the bcilers in the Alabama class differs from that in the Indiana in being eight single-ended boilers instead of four double-enders and in being placed athwart ships, with a fore and aft fire room instead of longitudinal with athwartship fire rooms as in the former class. Examination of the plans of the Alabama, as compared with those of the earlier ships, will show that the departures in the details of con struction are in the direction of simplicity and also the reduction of the number of different caiibres of ammunition required to be car ried on board, the effective weight of fire in various positions remain ing substantially the same. Dis pensing with the S inch turrets also considerably reduced the weight to be carried high above the water, which is believed will be an ad vantage in a heavy seaway. On the whole, the armament, armor and speed of the Alabama, with a dis placement of 11,500 tons, com pares favorably with the latest type of battleships abroad with a displace ment of 15,000 tons The maximum thickness of ar mor on the water line is 16% inch es, tapering to 9 inches at the j bottom of the belt. The casemate i armor is 5^ inches thick aod the superstructure armor is of the same thickness. The armor of the 13 inch gun turrets is 15 inches thick except the porthole plate, which is 17 inches. The armor of the bar bettes on which the turrets rest is 15 inches thick. The thickness of the protective deck armor on the flat over the citadel amidship and also forward and after is 2^ inches and the thickeess of the slopes for ward and alt of the amidships cita del is four inches. The conning tower is cylindrical and ten inches thick. The total weight of armor and belts is 2,720 tons, and of the protective deck armor 693 tons. The weight of armament with nor mal supply of ammunition, which is two thirds of the full war supply, is 884 tons. The builders say the construc tion of the Alabama has been de la fed over a year by the failure of the last Congress to provide the necessary armor. Had prompt pro vision been made for the manufact ure of the armor the Alabama would at this time instead of being launched be fitting out for service. m ??? m WT10 Should Be Our Allies? The most important, perhaps also the most glorious, sign of the times is the drifting together of the nations toward harmony among themselves. Even the alliances of the powers of Europe, maintained as they are by force of arms, are favorable to peace and proiTjerity. Before the inauguration of theie alli ances Europe was split into a host of little countries perpetually warring on one another and snapping at one anoth 8r. The day of small things, even of small nations, is over. Little countries have united and formed great ones, either peaceably or by conquest. Thus Ger many has done; thus also have Russia and Austria. The next step will be a still wider co-operation and welding to gether of nations. Where the small countries agreed to work together the next thing will be that the great powers will do the same. This understanding may come through war and tribulation, but it will come. Then will begin the real republic of man. In this co-operation of the nations where will be the place of the United States? We cannot longer stand aloof from the responsibilities of a mighty power ; we must bear our share for good or for ill henceforth to tho end. Al ready the nations of Europe are putting forth feelers on the subject of alliances with us and making bids for our favor. Which of the nations of Europe is our natural ally, if there is such nation? Many would reply at once that it is the English, our kindred in blood, our own kind in language, institutions, push and grit. Perhaps. Yet there is Russia the great, Russia who stood by us as our fast friend during the dark hour of cur civil war, when even England turned her back on us. Let us never forget tho friendship of Russia. There, too, is Germany. There is among our people almost as much of the manly, vigorous German blood as cf English, and tho children cf the fatherland have been among the most important builders cf our free civilization. Why shall we not be good and fast friends with Germany: France, too, the one leading power that is a republic, the nation that befriend ed us in the Revolution against England and made it possible for us to bo a re public?shall we forget tho servico ren dered us by our sister of France? The powers of Europe are all our al lies. We need them and they need us. We are the friend of them all. Strong people do not talk much. They are silent, but when the hour comes they strike with all their force. They do not waste their powers on gab. There is no surer proof of the weakness and degeneracy of the Spaniards than their impotent scolding and abuse of the United States. A MAN WHO IS TIRED All the time, owing to impover ished blood, should take Hood's Sarsaparilla to purify and enrich his blood and give him vitality and vigor, This condition of weakness and lack of energy is a natural conse quence of the coming of warmer weather, which finds the system debilitated and the blood impure. A good spring medicine is a ne cessity with almost everyone. Hood's Sarsaparilla is what the millions take in the sprin/. Its great power td purify and enrich the blood and build up health is one of the facts of common experience. When the United States government accepted the naval cadets at Annapolis, it bought their work and the use cf their brains so long as they remained in its service. Ivaval officers who are patriots will therefore joyfully give to their country any inventions that will help it without demanding extra com pensation. Think of Washington or Lin coln haggling for big money for some thing he had invented which would have been useful to his country! The notable reply of Colonel Inger soll when asked bow be thought one could best succeed as an orator is com mended to all who hope in future to Ihrill the earth with thoughts that breathe and words that born. "In the first place," said the colonel, "I would advise him to have something to say. M L ?2r OIL NfcWS. From Wednesday's Daily ACTIVITY IN THE Oil, FIEI.D AT STRINGTOWN. Never in it? history has the deep sand territory known such activity as is now being seen in the vicinity of Stringtown and Piney Fork. From New Martinsville and Salem, the two shipping points of the South Penn Oil company, teams are to be seen in strings of ten and twelve, loaded with supplies on their way to Stringtown, where they are hauled to other company warehouses. A man who came in from Stringtown Saturday, told the Review reporter today that he felt positive that there were at least 100 locations in and about String town, on the following farms: F. M. and L. M. Lemasters; Allen; Wharton; S. Wyatts, S. W. and E. Mclntyre; Gorrel and Smith, the latter being at Elk Lick. On the Baker heirs' farm the South Penn company brought in their No. i Baker Saturday and the well is probably good for 200 bar rels. When the pay was tapped the hole filled with oil and made an open flow that shot over the top of the derrick. The well is something ot a test venture being located a half mile from any other well and for this reason considerable im portance is attached to the strike. The history of the deep sand ter ritory, in this section has been a spotted one characterized by fickle ness from the beginning. The South Penn people also brought in their No. 2 Tillie Huff man last week which did 75 barrels for the first ten hours. It will probably settle down to a 60 barrel well. The Tillie Huffman No. 1 was one of the first wells drilled in the Gordon sand territory, near Stringtown, and next to the W. J. Wharton No. 1, has more oil to show since it came in than any other well in the field. At Elk Fork, just over the bill lrom String town, where the South Penn Co. drilled four dry hole* and one 35 barrel well; there are several loca tions. This fact alone tends to show that this company realizes tnat there is nothing sure about operating in the deep sand territory, hut they are "game" and are will ing to take their chances. Reports from Stringtown say the town is lull of drillers and tool dressers and that there is an abundance of work for all. Contractors who have been workiug for the South Penn are putting all their tools to work, while the boarding house people are taxed to their utmost capacity to accommodate the small army ot t men who have drifted into the town during tke past week. From Thursday's Daily. GETTING BIG WELLS. Will Clendenning was in the city last night and stated that Piney Fork was furnishing some very large wells. Mr. Clendenning resides in that immediate locality and is in a posi tion to know the exact production of the South Penn Oil company's new wells. He claims that within the past wtek the South Penn Oil company has completed three wells which will average at least 400 barrels. They are located on the Booth, Wright and Miller farms, re spectively. 'Many* new locations are being made, but the South Penn is sup pressing all reports concerning their operations in that locality. Occas ional!}', they will report a 15-barrel wcli or a duster. They own the :ra jor part of the territory in that lo cality, and they are drilling when it is convenient, and reporting the results likewise. ELK FORK. The Henry Oil company is down 300 feet at their No. 1 M. A. Gor rell, to the northeast. Nichols & Birnsdall are casing with the 8J4 at their No. 4 T. G. Hawkins, and rigging up at their No. 5, on the same farm. The Elk Fork Oil and Gas com pany should get the sand at their No. 10 J. T. A. Hawkins, this week. SAVE BABY'S LIFE. <1/ Teething time is the most tryimg time of infancy. The little gums are fjf* vl/ hot and swollen. They tingle and ache and smart. All the nerves in /\\ vt/ the little body are on edge. Sleep restless ? digestion bad. \1/ There's a remedy. $ LaugQliq'smraqtGomial % \1/ soothes and cools the gums, controls the bowels, cures colic, brings good f\\ VV[ digestion, sleep and rest. 25 cents, 5* all druggists. Guaranteed. Made by /I* JOHN G. McLAIN & SON, Whe?'ing,W. Va. A BOOM NEAR HOME. Frank Holden's Cow Run well near Friendly is causing a good deal of excitement here. Several oil men have been visiting the well daily and are convinced that it is a fine well. A lively scramble for leases is noticeable and a boom right at home is looked for. Opinion differs concerning the production of the well. Some claim it will make 100 barrels, others 200 barrels per day. It has made sev eral nice flows, and it is believed by c mservative men that when it is put to pumping it will make 150 barrels per day. The well stands out by itself and is in undefined territory that has oft times been condemned. It only tends to show that there is yet plenty of oil in Tyler county that is only awaiting some nervy operator to go in and wTin. It is understood that Harry Ihiig will drill several more wells in the Paden's Valley district during the summer. Judging from the actions of the two wells that have already been drilled in that locality he will get some oil. The well which was completed last summer is a paying pumper as it is, and with three or four others of the same calibre operated with a power would make a splendid in vestment. Many of the older operators cf this field, who had left are return ing and will seek investment in Tyler county. Many faces that w? almost forgotten, are now conspicuous. It will only require an advance in the price of oil to guarantee a busy summer for the oil metropolis and that is bound to materialize. From Friday's Daily. Treat & Crawford are due at their test on the Richardson farm opposite C.'aringtou. The well is loeated in Wetzel county and is be ing drilled for gas. They should get the sand by evening. This is an important lccation in more than one way, and a gasser may not re- , suit at its completion. The loca tion is high but they may find oil or they may find what McCormick et al experienced near Prcctor lasi summer ? a duster. Wetzel county is today attracting more than or dinary attention. Especially is this true of that immediate section which surrounds Pine Grove. It is generally believed that a pool of oil exists in that locality, and developments by the South Penn Oil company in the Piney Fork district confirms their belief. The South Penn is arranging to move their pump station from Piney Fork down to the mouth of Piney Fork creek. This is taken to mean that the South Penn peo ple are about to begin a campaign of operations further down the creek. They do not possess all the territory in that direction, and oth ers will follow suit. The market again advanced to day, making the Standards's quota tion for Pennsylvania and West Virginia oil 86c. The operator is elated over the outlook and predict higher prices. Boyd Bros, will start their No. 3 Patterson, back of St. Marys, with in a few days. BO YEARS' EXPERIENCE Trade Marks Designs Copyrights Ac. Anyone sending a ?krtch and description m mr quickly ascertain oar opinion free whether an SsaAssasyffffiSfcissss sent free. Oldest as enc y tor securtng patents. I Oldest agency for wearing patent*. Patents taken through Mann A Co. recelrt $peeial notice, without charge. In the Scientific American. A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest cir culation of any scientific Journal. Terms. 93 a year: four months. fL Soid by all newsdealers. MUNN &Co.3B,Br~*~TNew York Branch Office, ?5 F SL, Washington, D.C, , ???-?I ?> n l l CHILDREN DROWNED While Attempting to Ford Fishing Creek. THE BOAT CAPSIZED And All Four Were Thrown Into the Water. Were RetnrninK Home front School and, as a K(ar Cnt, Attempted to Cross the Creek In an Old Boat when It Tnrned Over. Yesterday afternoon while at tempting to ford Fishing creek, a few miles below New Martinsville, injan old flat boat, four children w^re drowned by the boat capsizing. Oliver Cochran lost a boy and a girl, aged twelve and fourteen re spectively; Henry King a boy, aged thirteen, and Davis Richmond a boy, aged twelve. The children were returning home after school, and to save a long walk embarked in the old flat boat and were about half across the stream when in some manner it upset, throwing them all into the water. None of the children could swim aud the creek at the present time is at high water stage. The bodies have been recovered. Married In Wheeling. Mr. Chas. Griffin, of this city and Miss Rose Maher, of Bolivar, N. Y., left this morning on the 9 o'clock train for Wheeling where they will be married at noon. The ccuple was accompanied by the biide's sister and Mr. Fay Swet* land. Both parties arc well known here. After a short honey- moon they will return to the city where will reside in the future. CALLS YOUR ATTEN TION TO Hotel China Porcelain Ware. Decorated Sets, Toilet-ware, Royal Blue. Fine China in... Olives, Salads, Fruits, Pickles, Bones, Celerys. E. S. Harvey Wells Si.