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Many Improvements Planned
for the Summer BY MANAGER G. A. BURT. Sistersville Being Favored. Improvements On th? Fill Xor(k?nie B'paf Feet ?f Lnanl Secure** qq West ? rrom J. B. r Side of Tre??l?? A .or Diamond Street. daunted by the heavy losses sustained by the recent floods the management of the Ohio River Railroad company is going ahesd making many improvements all along the line and mapping out an extensive campaign for the sum mer. The manager of the road, Mr. Burt, certainly deserves com mendation for the highly satisfac tory manner in which he is conduct ing the affairs of the road at the present time. The road has fewer accidents to its credit than any rail road extant today. This is largely ; due to the efficient [and capable manager. When any portion or place of the road is found to be the l^st dan gerous it is immediately repaired. The trains now dash along at the late of from 45 to 60 miles an hour and no danger is feared by the Urge passenger, list, which they carry. Mr. Burt was in the city yester day on a dual mission. He was here to secure land sufficient for a safe and secure base for the fill near the depot and to personally inspect the completion of his road through the city. He was met at the depot by May or Lawrence and taken to the home of Mr. J. B. McCoy. He was matter of fact and stated his mission to Mr. McCoy, telling him he was' in the city for the purpose of procur ing twelve feet of land on the west side of the fill. Terms were satisfactorily ar ranged, Mr. Burt agreeing to ex tend the base of the present fiil un til- if was perfectly safe, and then and maintain a 4 foot side walk. Mr. Burt voluntarily pro posed the improvements and said they would have been made some time ago but for the fact that the railroad had no land upon which to build a sidewalk. Another commendable act of Mr. Burt while in the city yesterday was to agree to establish a watch house and employ a watchman at the crossing on Diamond street. The buildings are so close up to the railroad that it is impossible to see or hear a train until you are 011 the track. Mr. Lawrence pictured the dangers of the crossing and related many hair-breadth escapes within the. past few days. Mr. Burt agreed to station a watchmanjliere at once. Before leaving the city, Mr. Burt openly praised Mr. McCoy for the JCVr. kJ . manrneoa which he received him, and said that John B. McCoy was not the. John B. McCoy of which he had been told so much. Mr, Burt was highly pleased with what he accomplished yesterday and his superintendent, Mr. Bryan, will be here in a few days and will begin the extensive improvements agreed upon. The LiUcnI Fnke. The latest fake and swindle is certainly an up-to date one. The scheme is for a pair of smooth sharpers to go to a farmer and tell him that he has been drafted to go to the Spanish war and must put up a certain-sum or accompany them to^obmbus at once. It * is said they have succeeds! in . getgjig ! ^om ^vcfal welt to dWanMH^m wrthvrotetfr&Mo. ?Carets, : Candy Cathartic, the ttfoSt 'WOnderfal medical" discovery of the age, pleasant and refreshing to the taste, act gently and posi* tively on kidneys, livex-and-be^ls. It clenses the entire system, dispels colds, cures headache, feverj habit Sift $ll|j>usnes^ rb, 25 arhef^o c^nTs. Soltf and guaranteed to cure by all drug gists .Yihoi'J to ?K | I Which is better, to thoroughly cleanse and purify the blood just now, or make yourself liable to the many dangerous ailriients which are so prevalent during summer? Impurities have been docnmr, in tho blood a11 -wi, the time tna right to get rid of thorough course of Swifts $ti66ifid is needed to cleanse t^e fclQOd and puri fy the system, toning up and , strengthening it all over. Those who take this precaution now are comparatively safe all summer* but to neglect it is to invite soir ^ form of sickness which is so c r mon during the trying hot ser ^ oll It is now that a course of S lift's Specific S.S.S.fThePiiOOC! will accomplish so r jach toward rendering the syste m capable of resisting the evil ii ^uences which are so liable to attack it during the summer wl- <en sickness is so abundant. It jg the best tonic and system-bi lilder on the market, because it is a real blood remedy and is macVa, solely to search out and remove* all impurities, and supply a,n abundance of pure, rich and re,d bk>od. S. S. S. is made exclusively of roots and herbs, and is Nature's own remedy. It is purely vegetable, and is the only blood remedy guaranteed to contain no potash, mercury or other mineral. Be sure to get S. S. S. There is nothing half as good. WHEELING CHOSEN An (he Plnce Tor ill a Flist District Cou grrnftloiial Convention. Wheeling, W. Va., JuneS. ? The republican congressional committee of the first district, met last even ing at the office of its secretary, Major W. J. W. Cowden, on Chap line street, with every county ex cepting Tyler represented. The principal business transacted was the choosing of Wheeling as the place for holding the forthcoming nominating convention. Wheeling won the plum by a large majority. The meeting was one in which there was harmony of sentiment throughout, and the members spoke of the coming campaign with the utmost confidence. A Question of Constitution. The Supreme Court of the Unit ed States yesterday rendered a de cision in the case ot King vs. Mul len, which is of the utmost impor tance to this state. | This case involved the validity of the Constitution of West Virginia, which provides for the forfeiture of lands when they are not entered on the land books for taxation. It was claimed that this provision violated the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution ot the United States, as a taxing of property with out due process of law. Judge Cxoff, in the lower court held that the forfeiture law was valid, and the Supreme Court affirms the de cision. Had it been otherwise, the result would have bsen disastrous and almost illimitable confusion in land titles in this State. ? m ? Free Mnil. The postoffice department has issued an order to the employes at the various army camps for the'free forwarding of all newspapers and packages to soldiers, no matter how often they are transferred or how great the distance. This is the first time in the history of the depart ment that anything but first class matter has been allowed to be for warded without payment of extra postage. ? . ? . ^ A Household Necessity. Casrarets Candy Cathartic, the most won derful medical discovery of the age, pleas ant and refreshing to the taste, act gentlj . aud positively cn kidneys, liver and bowels, cleansing the entire system, dispel colds, cure headache, fever," habitual constipa tion and biliousness. Please buy and try a ^t>ox of C. C?C. to-day; 10, 25. 50 cents. Sold and guaqprateedto cure by all druggists. ^The"Sig^ packets are all laying up, the river being so low they cannot z ? m-rsJ OIL NEWS. From Wednesday's Daily Mr. L. C. Wilson returned from the Jug oil field last night. He re ports the South Penn Oil company No. 2 Leroy Pierpoint as being a very fine well. The Salt water T* increasing and is hindering greatly the production of the well, but, not withstanding this tact yesterday placed 250 oarwlc ofoU in the tank. T ^ ;s being 'w /l a\^nas; this is com p e ? salt water wiil be shut The ?He'Xty Oil company com- 1 ?let.edOir^ No. j Lloyd Gorrell in .enoT^^ast extension of the Elk Fork pool yesterday afternoon and have; a 75 barrel producer. JTA. S. McDougal, of Harrisville, Ritchie county, was in the city to day and reports everything as be ing very quiet in Ritchie county. Not more than two wells of impor tance are drilling at the present time. Considerable routine work is going on but nothing of an im portant nature is being done. The Carter Oil company is drill ing a test well on the Maxwell farm between Puttman and Bered. Ira Dewitt is preparing to drill a test well on the T. E. Davis farm one-half mile east of Harrisville. These two locations constitutes the experimental work in the coun ty of Ritchie which D. S. W. has been talking so much about. Charles Gibbs Carter, Esq., at torney for the Carter Oil company, is in the city today and says the reports that his company had bought the Jones & Henry and Macdonald & Henry Oil company's properties is absolutely and un qualifiedly false; and he further sa3's, his company has not only not bought these properties nor any of them but they have not even been offered for sale by the own ers. In other words these reported sales are falsehoods, pure and un adulterated. Oil advanced one cent a barrel yesterday. You can mark it down that dollar oil is coming as sure as the Paikersburg newspapers are the leading liars in the known world. We mean the evening papers, and all agree they take the whole cake. From Friday's Daily. The advance of 1 cent per barrel for Pennsylvania oil during the week has no effect upon the talent. Only such work is being done in the field as the operator can bear with the present price of crude. While the extensions of the several pools of Tyler county are showing up admirably well, in some in stances even surprising the talent, vet operations can not be profitably conducted. The supposed southwest exten sion to rhe Whiskey run pool has gone glimmering. All avenues of [ further extensions to that pool are shut off, leaviug no room scarcely for in drilling, as the wells that have been completed are very much crowded. Andy Bruner returned from there this morning, where he was interested in the Hudkin's farm. This farm was supposed to be di rectly in the path of the pay streak leading to the southwest. As all other directions had been cut off by dry holes, everybody was confident of an outlet iu that direction. The Hudkins farm was secured at a handsome bonus and the well was started. After drilling several davs the owners discovered they had a questionable title. The well was drilled to the top of the sand about ro days ago and was reported dry. The parties of the company who were operating the lease iu the meantime secured a valid title. Yesterday the well was drilled through the sand but no sign of oil or gas was obtained. The loca tion was in advance of developments and will throw a damper on con templated work in that direction. The Friendly Cow Run pool late ly opened up by Barnsdall & Hol den received a blackeye yesterday Messrs. McCormick, Neelv and Swetland scoring a duster on the Martin 50 acre lease. They secured a portion of the Clark Martin farm and located a Baby's Smooth, Fair Skin Is Due to Hood's Sarsaparilla ? It Cured Him of Dreadful Scrofulous Sores - Now in Good Health. "At the age of two months. ^ L. L - began W ^ve sor-3 br^Js p- ? T? * cheek. Wo used a'1 ?* A ?Q "g ? i > ? " . * the local external ap plications th", . , ... , , . . ^ . ?t we could think or hear of. to no 8^ ail. The sores spread all over one .of his face. We consulted a physi cian and tried his medicine, and in a week the sore was gone. But to my surprise in two weeks more another scrofulous look ing sore made its appearance on his arm. It grew worse and worse, and when he was three months old, I began giving him Hood's Sarsaparilla. I also took Hood's Sarsaparilla, and before the first bottle was finished, the sores were Well and .have never returned. He is now four years old, but he has never had any sign of those scrofulous sores sinc^hewas cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla, for which I feel very grateful. My boy owes his good health and smooth, fair skin to this great medicine." Mrs. S. S. Wobten, Farm ington, Delaware. Hood's Sarsaparilla is sold by all drug gists. fl, six for ?5. Be sure to get Hood's. well southeast, 300 feet from the big well drilled by Barnsdall & Holden. Yesterday when the required depth had been reached, to their surprise not even any sand was found, and not a sign of oil or gas was apparent. This only demonstrates the treachery of Cow Run sand, and does not con demn anything but those who have interests nearby suffered extreme disappointment. Boyd Bros, are starting their No. 4 J. O. Patterson in Pleasants county. It is in de fined territory in shallow sand and is important. The Elk Fork pool is making a very creditable showing of new work at the present time. The Elk Fork Oil and Gas com pany is rigging up at their No. 11 J. T. A. Hawkins. The Fisher Oil company has lo cated their No. 5 Isaac Hawkins, The Eastern Oil company is building the rig for their No. 5 Margaret Gorrell, the Hill Oil com pany is drilling at their No. 13, J. K. Hill, and \oke & Company have their No. 2 C. C. Fluharty almost ready to spud. The Sun Oil company is fishing at their No. 1 Chapman to the southwest of developments. Tests are being started in three directions from this famous pool. Thompson & Company are drill ing another test at Lone Tree. Boyd Bros, et al are drilling on the Eakin farm, 2 miles south of de velopments and the rig for a test on the Lacy farm two miles and a half west is building. In the Hebron pool, J. M. Chil ders will complete a test well on the Hiram Smith farm Monday. WAS IT FATE? Mr. W. A. Thompson, of Titus ville, who has figured conspicuous ly in all the important oil fields from Oil creek, Pa., to Wabash river, Ind., in speaking of the result of the well completed on the Mar tin farm back of Friendly yesteiday said. "It reminds me of an instance which occurred from New Cumber land, Hancock county. W. Va., which occurred during the Turkey foot excitement a few years ago. Some parties secured a lease of a farm on a very steep hill. They were desirous of locating their first well on top of the hill but after spud ding an immense amount of money they were unable to procure teams enough to transfer their boiler and other paraphernalia to the ^esired location. After several days' hard work a boiler was taken part way up the hillside when the teams stalled, being unable to pull it any further. During the time they were vainly trying to get the wagon roll ing again, the boiler upset and rolled down the steep precipice and lodged in a kind of a bench or flat. One of the owners declared they would drill the well where the boiler lay. The rig was built and when the well was completed it was a real gu,her for that locality. Inspired by their previous success, they, by a great effort succeeded in getting a boiler to the summit of the hill and made their second loca tion. It was completed where they had intended to drill their first and was a rank duster. Thousands of dollars were expended in drilling in every direction, but the first was the only producer ever found. It looks as though fate had something to do with the location of the first well." The Carter Oil con? pan y has Ip , ? ?te<I ft Well on tile Camuen land, near Salem in Doddridge county, and will drill the well at once. It is a wiidcat venture. We learn this afternoon that the tools have been recovered from the Chapman well, to the southwest of the Elk Fork field and the well is still drilling. It should be com pleted by the early part of next week. In the Cameron, Ohio oil field a new well is to go down on the 1 Sylvester Henthorn farm. The well on the Charles Suppes farm will be abandoned and the rig moved to a new location. The Groadhaus well will soon reach the Big Injun sand. The tools were lost for four weeks, but were gotten out Tuesday morning. The Fisher Oil company will shoot the Ciow well in the hope of getting more production. The most remarkable strike in Tyler county for many a day was the Pierpoint well in the Klondike which came in Saturday morning. It was reported from a reliable source to be making 180 barrels an hour, and by gauge made the next day 1 ,200 barrels in 22 hours. It is now variously reported from 100 to 300 barrels a day. One of the owners of the royalty [claims that the latter figure is correct. Its heavy falling off is due to the presence of salt water in the quan tities which, while it cuts down the daily production, will lengthen the life of the well. It is a remarkably fine strike any way you take it and Mr. Pierpoint is to be congratu lated as well as the South Penn. ? Star. JACKSON'S RIDGE. Moffett No. 2 was drilled in last week and is found to be dry in both Keener and Big Injun. This well is to the extreme east edge of the field. The Dock Hamilton No. 3, came in last week and makes a 25 bbl. producer. This is Galey & Co. 's well. T. N. Barn?=dall lias a rig com pleted on the Anthony Hunter farm and will proceed to drill at once. Indian Cr? k, Hit .Muwn and Ktrliig lonn. Leaving Middlebourne and go ing up Middle Island creek through the Jug, you find the mud pike in excellent condition for walking, teaming, or carriage driving. In ten miles you reach Blue postoffice at the mouth of Indian creek. As sending this historical stream three miles you reach Big Moses oil pool, which has an extent of over two miles by about one half mile wide and has seventy producing oil wells and several gassers. There are no new developments in this pool, that have been made famous by the Big Moses gas whoper-'er-up, a sort'of holy terror, a few years ago. How the high and mighty have fallen! That same gasblower is now too dead to skin. After being under control and doing good ser vice for a season, in the gas line, it died for want of breath about two years ago. One mile further up Indian creek is Booher postoffice, a nice farming community with a store, church and school house. On up the stream two miles you reach Braden station or Lima postoffice. Braden is a regular station of the Eureka Pipe Line company and a fair sample. The boiler house has an area of 3200 square feet. In it are placed six boilers of 200 horse power each. In the old pump, 34x50 feet are placed four Brooklyn pumps which have seen service and are yet in working order. In the new pump house, which has an area of 2SS0 square feet, is placed one Oil City Flywheel pump. This is the new regulation pump, built exclusively for the Standard Oil company pipe lines. This pump occupies one half of the new build ing and its companion pump will be placed this fall. The Fly wheel weighs fifteen tons and the pump is a duplex arrangement of the Col lins action. The whole pump rig weighs 125 tons. It is a dandy. Thirty-six thousand barrels of oil in twenty-four hours is the average daily outpnt of Braden Station. This oil is moved through three six inch pipes, with nine hundred pounds pressure on the line. Everything in and about the sta tion is neat. Board walks lead to the tajiks acd to every building. Six men are *nlpio>edat th$ sta tion: George Ga\! misb, superintend dent; C. T. Seavert and John Frampton, engineers; P. E. Davis, and J. E. Simpson, firemen; R Bostaph and James Duty, telegraph operators; F. 0. Wright, book keeper. Leaving Braden, three miles up the creek, brings you to the lower end of Stringtown, which has an extent of about three fourths of a mile. Alvy is the postoffice. The oil developments are mostly in a northeasterly direction from tQ#nf toward the Wetzel line, and loaches out into the hills a mile or more. Twenty strings of toois are at work and the oil industry is lively, and all attendant industries are lively, and gangs of men are at work, yet the little town is full of idle men and teamsters looking for a job and can not get it because the supply is greater than the demand. Th'ere is an overproduction of men and ! earns at Stringtown at present. If vou think of going there for work, "I beg of you Johnny, don't go" ? unless you have a "pull." A number of new buildings are going up, and as many as twenty five families are living in tents; the sourroundings are grotesque, pic turesque and amusing -a veritable oil to*n on a boom with every business overdone. Wheu a boom strikes an oil town with new and uncertain extent of developments, business pretty soon overleaps all requirements of trade as does the rush of men for work and specula tion; The Erdrnan House is an excel lent hotel, up-to-date, and would be a credit to any city. Mr. A. E. Erdman, the proprietor, is worthy of the extensive patronage that he enjoys. On the second farm below String town lives B. F. Wright, a iarmer 76 years of age, who has lived on Indian creek seventy years. He was born in Harrison county. His father was a soldier of the war of 1S12, and came to Tyler county when Mr. Wright was a lad of nine >ears. At that time, from where he now lives to the head of the creek ? five miles ? only four fami lies had settled. Mr. Wright mar ried a maiden of his choice, fifty years ago, and his wi e. Mrs. Ruth Wright, a hale grandmother of sev enty, is doing her own housework, and this happy, contented couple seem to be ei joying good health; 1 hey have the promise ol a decade of years yet in the land and among the living. Nine children, three boys and six girls, have blessed the union of Mr. and Mrs. Wright. These children are all liviug and married except the youngest son, a bachelor of 36, who lives with and cares for his aged parents. In the early times the settlers on the creek had to expend a day each week in going to the mill at the Jug, and later to the mouth of McElroy creek. They raised corn, and a bunch of hogs ran in the woods and some of them ran wild, and all thrived on beech, hickory and oak mast. In the fall or early winter the hogs woula be fed corn for a few weeks and then a drove would be bunched by the neighbors and driven east over the mountains to Baltimore. Wheat followed corn and grass followed wheat as the country was cleared of timber. From the head of Indian creek, at the eastern tip of Tyler county, at the Wetzel and Doddridge county lines, it is filteen miles to Middle Island creek. Timber, staves and hoop- poles were handled for a time, and of late cattle and sheep have supplanted the old time hog hus bandry. Ri?ni irktbln IMncovfrj. One of the greatest discoveries* judging from the permanent cures made, is San*Cura Ointment. It relieves at once that itching, burn ing pain caused by erysipelas, tet ter. eczema and salt rheum. San Cura Ointment cures old sores, pimpfes, cuts, bruises, burns, corns, itching piles and insect bites. It draws out all the poison, leaving a sound, healthy skin. Aids disnne venting scars. Price 25c, For sale by C. W. 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