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Opposite Oil $)ell Supply (Jo., Charles St.
?e solid! a sfyare of pour patronage.
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Good Rigs, Good Scrvicc, Good Feed.
?E have on hand an elegant line of Surreys, Buck boards, Buggies, Carriages and Wagons, which
we will sell ai astonishingly low prices. Good horses of every description for every purpose
at a bargain.
All the Taxes Prescribed by the
Following Law.
As It Has Been Decided Upon.
The Various Interests
That are AIIecte<l by the Act of Con
ICMM-Wnr In Costly nu<l by the Fol
lowing LevifN the I lifted States Will
Stand Pat.
All legacies or property passing
by will at or by the laws of any
state or territory to husband or
wife are exempted from tax on
duty. On sums ranging between
$25,000 and $100,000, the rates of
tax are to be multiplied by one and
The tax is made a lien upon the
property paid and it is required
that the tax shall be satisfied before
the legatee is paid.
Certificates of indebtedness.?!
The secretary of the treasury is au- j
thorized to borrow from time to:
time at a rate of interest not ex- 1
ceeding three per cent, such sums '
as in his judgement may be neces-j
sary to meet public expeditures and 1
to issue certificates of indebtedness j
in denominations of $50 or some!
multiple of that sum, provided that
the amount of such certificates out- ;
standing shall at no time exceed j
. $100,000,000.
Dealers in leaf tobacco whose an- (
nual sales do not exceed 50,000;
pounds each, $6. Those whose an- j
nual sales exceed 100,000 pounds, j
Dealers in other tobaccos, whose
annual saless exceed 50,000 pounds
$ 12 .
Manufacturers of cigars whose
annual sales do not exceed 100,000
cigars, $6. Manufacturers whose
sales exceed 100,000 and not 200,
000 cigars, $12.
Manufacturers whose sales ex
ceed 200,000 cigars, $24.
Any person who carries on the
business for which special taxes
are imposed by this act without
having paid the special tax is
made guilty of a misdemeanor, the
penalty being a one of from $100
to $500 or imprisonment for not
more than six or eight months or
both. ?
Adhesive Stamps ? Section 7 pro
vides that if any person or persons
shall make, sign or issue any in
strument or papers of any descrip
tion without its being stamped, lie
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
the penalty beiug $100 fine, at the
discretibn of the court.
Section 16 exempts government,
state, county and muuicipal bonds
from the operation of the law, and
also the stock and bonds issued by
co-operative building and loan as
sociations or companies that make
loans only to their shareholders.
Section iS provides for a tax on
telegraph messages, but exempts
messages of officers and employes
of the government on official busi
ness, and also the messages of tele
graph and railroad companies over
their own lines.
Uucompounded medicines, or
those put up and sold at retail 011
prescriptions arc not included in the
taxable articles, leaving it to apply
particuliarly to proprietary articles.
Stamp Taxes? Bonds, deben
tures or certificates of indebtedness
by any association, company or co
operation, on each hundred dollars
of face value or fraction thereof,
five cents, and on each original is
sue, whether ou organization or re
organization of certificates of stock
by any such association, company
or corporation, on each $100 of face
value or fraction thereof, five cents,
and on all sales, or agreements to
sell, or memorandum of sales, or
deliveries or transfers of shares or
certificates of stock on each $100 of
face value or fraction thereof, two
Upon each?sale or agreement to
sell and products or merchandise
at any exchange or board of trade
or other similar place, either for
present or future delivery, for each
$100 or froctianal part thereof in
txces> of $100 one cent.
Bank checks draft or certificate I
of deposit not drawing interest, or
order for the payment cf any sum
of money drawn upon or issued by
any bank, trust, company or any
person or persons, companies or
corporatioes, 2 cents.
Bills of exchange (inland) draft, \
certificate or deposit, drawing in
terest or order for the payment of
any sum of money, otherwise than
at sight or on demand of any prom
issory note except bank notes issued
for circulation, and for each renew
al of the same for a sum not exceed
ing one hundred dollars, 2 cents,
and for each additional one hundred
dollars or fractional part thereof, in
excess of $100, 2 cents.
Bills of exchange (foreign) or let
ters ol credit, is drawn singly for a
sum not exceeding $100, 4 cents,
and tor each additional $ 100 or frac
tional part thereof, in excess of $ioo,
4 cents. Bills of lading receipt
(other than tue charter party) for
any goods or merchandise to be ex
ported to any foreign port or place,
ten cents.
It is made the duty of every rail
road or steamboat company, car
rier, express company, or corpora
tion or person whose occupation is
to act as such, ta issue to the ship,
per or consignor a bill of landing,
manifest or other evidence of re
ceipt and forwarding for each ship
ment received, whether in bulk or
in boxes, bales, packages, bundles
or not so inclosed or included and
there to be attached and cancelled
to each of said bills of landing, a
stamp of the value of ic. provided
that but one bill of landing shall be
required on bundles or packages of
newspapers when inclosed in one
general bundle at the time of ship
A tax of one cent is imposed for
every telephone message for which
over 15c is charged. Any tele
graphic message one cent.
Indemnifying bonds, 50 cents.
Certificates of profits of any associ
ation and all transfers thereof, on I
each hundred dollars of face vaiue,
two cents. Conveyance or deed
for real estate in which the consid
eration exceeds $500, 50 cents and
for each additional $500, 50 cents.
Bonds ? The secretary of the
treasury is authorized to borrow on
the credit of the United States from
time to time as the proceeds ma v
be required to defray expenditures
authorized on account of the exist
ing war (such proceeds when re
ceived to be used only for the pur
pose of meeting such war expendi
tures) the sum of $400,000,000 or
so much thereof as may be neces
sary and to prepare 'and issue
therefor, coupon or registered
bonds of the United States in de
nominations of $20 or some multi
pie of that sum in coin at the pleas
ure of the United States after ten
years from the date cf their issue
and payable tweuly years from
sucli clricC and bcsring' interest psy*
able epiarterly in coin at the rate of
| three per cent, per annum The
; bonds are to be first offered at par
[as a popular loan.
Coinage of Silver Bullion ? Fol
lowing is the proviso in regard to
the coinage of silver bullion.
The secretary of the treasury is
authorized and directed to coin into
standard silver dollars as rapidly
as the public interests may require
to an amount, however, of not less
than one and one half millions oi
dollars in each month, all of the
silver bullion now in the treasury
purchased in accordance with the
provisions of the act approved July
14, 1890. entitled, "an act directing
the purchase of silver bullion and
the issue of treasury notes thereon
and for other purposes," and said
dollars when so coined shall be used
and applied in the manner and for
the purpose named in said act.
Mixed Flour ? A substitute was
adopted for the senate provision for
a tax on rrixed flour, but the ma
te: ial points were retainec1. The
substitute requires that persons en
gaged in making, packing or re
packing nrxed flour, shall pay a
special tax at the rate of $12 per
annum, and the license granted ?is
to be posted in accordance with the
provisions of sections 3242 and 3239
of the revised statutes, the fines
and penalties to be the same as
imposed in those sections. They
are required to mar* each package
as mixed flour and it is to be put up
only in original packages. In ad
diticn to the annual license a tax of
four cents per barrel is levied upon
all mixed flour manufactured, sold
or removed for sale. The same
rate is proportionately as levied on
half barrels and smaller packages.
Tea ? There shall be levied, col
lected and paid upon tea when im
ported from foreign countries, a
duty of ten cents per pound.
The changes regarding tea makes
the duty operative with the act in
stead of July ist, as it passed the
The Slstersville Postoflice Will be After
July i9t.
Post Master George Work was
notified yesterday by the Post
Office Department at Washington
that en and after July ist the post
office here would be changed from
a third class to a second class office.
This means that a little later we
will have free delivery which will
be a great convenience to the
Olher . Late Newt From tbe County
Middiebourne, June 10.
A shepherd dog belonging to
John Mason, who lives near the
Jug Handle, was seized yesterday
with the rabies and this morning
bit his daughter Eydia on the
finger, slightly. The dog made a
savage attack on the girl and had
to be beaten off. He then bit at
the chickens that came in his way
and ran under the granary where
Mr. Ezra Mason shot and wounded
him. He then came down the
creek and was followed and finally
killed. The wound was cauterized j
by Dr. Smith and no bad results
have ensued.
Mrs. Margaret Bottom of St.
Louis, arrived today with her two
children to spend a month visiting
her sister, Mrs. J. H. Strickling.
C. 4H. Riggle who has been at
tending the Fairmont State Normal
school and E. R. B. Martin- who
graduated at the law department ol
the State University are expected
home tomorrow.
Mrs. J. B. Spencer, and Mrs. J.
E. Sellers spent several days at
Big Moses, visiting frienda. They I
returned today accompanied by Mr.
and Mrs. Doc. Pratt who will be
guests of the Tyler House. ? '
C. B. Jennsou has returned from
a trip to Parkersburg where he
went for medical treatment lor
Miss ^ Ina Rymer is visiting
friends in town and will return to
Fairmont Monday.
The first installment of the pre
mium lists, printed by the Oil Re .
view office, were received today aud
they are beauties in every respect;
a credit to the enterprise of the Oil
Review. Everybody should get
one for examination aud reference.
The Chapman well is due tomor
row in the sand.
The South Penn Oil company
has made a location on Dock Bro
hard on Walnut fork of Indian
creek and will drill a well at once.
Mr- Duffield, of the Sun Oil com
pany, is here watching the Chap
man well.
John C. McManus passed through
town yesterday from the upper oil
fields on his way to the oil metrop
Frank Prudens, the plumber,
jwas in Sistersville a few days ago,
and on his way back cuptured a
large black snake which he skinned
and will stuff the skin and have the
same on exhibition at his shop on
Main street at all hours.
All the time, owing to impover-1
i shed blood, should take Hood's
Sarsaparilla to purify ard enrich
; his blood and give him vitality and
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 tbe spring. Its
great power to purify and enrich
the blood and build up health is one j
of the facfs of common experience.
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Coaterrnonger: "All kolnds of fruit!" (To woman who has thrust ker
head out of a window.) "Want any, loidy?"
Woman (at window): "No."
Costermon^er: "Then what did yer chuck yer head out o' the winder
Cor?" (To the mule.) "Goo on!" _
Tlona $ gfi
Pennslyvania 86
Barnesville 76
horning 69
.Vew Castle 61
tforth Lima 61
South Lima 56
[ndiana 56
From Saturday's Daily.
Quiet holds sway in the oil fields.
The developments in the several
pools in the southwest fields have
brought but little disappointment
to the operator who is vainly trying
to keep even at the present quota
tion for crude. Things are shaping
themselves for a higher market
which must surely come. The
outlook at present is indeed
1 gloomy. No new pools are in
[sight and the limits of defined terri
tory are being crowded dangerous
ly near the "deadline." The de
pression is being felt in every
branch of business, and trade is be
coming exceedingly dull. The op
eratori, hoping for a higher price
for their product are holding on to
their credit balances. This keeps
many dollars out of circulation. It
is safe to predict that little will be
done until better prices prevail.
The Jug pool has but two wells
The Hickman Oil company ex
pect to complete their No. 2 Hick
man heirs next week.
The Victor Oil company is near
ing the sand at their Xo. 3 Smith.
Advices from Salem, Harrison
county is to the efiact that the
South Penn Oil company has com
oleted their test on the Stone farm !
near that place and have a 25 bar
rel well from the Gordon sand.
Other locations are being drilled
and Salem is experiencing a small
At 10 o'clock this morning the
market declined from 87 to 862 for
Pennsylvania crude. The cut to
day did not effect the cheaper oil
and only the high grade oil suffer
ed a cent.
Presumably the Standard needs a
few thousand to pay the war rev
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?& 55.
enne on their checks, etc. Keep
your oil, erect your own taukage,
store your own oil and tfcere are
better days in store for you.
From Monday's Daily.
Lucky Joe Childers, according to
a reliable report, has a fine Cow
Run sand producer in the Plum
Run field. Reports say the well is
good for at least 60 barrels per day.
The well is located on the Clark
Smith farm and is in advance of de
velopments. He sought out sev
eral people and urged them to take
an interest in the well but their
faith was not sufficiently strong and
he was compelled to go it single
handed. This afternoon several
people i :c kicking themselves and
looking wise.
Mr. Childers is still at the well
and sent a telephone message to
the city this morning lor tankage at
once. He is expected to make an
other location before his return.
In the Jug pool the Victor Oil
company is due today at their No.
3 Armstrong Smith. The South
Penn Oil company will complete
their No. 3 Meredith tomorrow.
The Hickman Oil company is
drilling at 1 300 feet-at their No. 2
Hickman heirs.
To the west of Elk Fork, Evans
& Co. have the rig timber on the
ground for their wildcat venture on
the Lacy farm, and expect to have
the well spudding by the early part
of next week.
Boyd Bros, and others will com
plete their test on the Kakin farm
on Gorreli's run this week. The
well is a very important one and
is being closely watched.
The Sun Oil company's test on
the Chapman larm one half mile
southwest of developments on the
Hill farm will be completed today.
This well is also very important
and will open up or condemn a
large scope of territory.
In the deep sand territory the
Kanawha Oil company is starting
their Nos. 17, 24, 25, 26 and 27
Mills tract. Th'^ same company
have their No. 2 Lantz down 1800
feet while their No. 3 on the same
farm will begin spudding tomorrow.
E. H. Jennings & Bros, are bnild
ing a rig on the Rufus Long farm
Center district.
This same company is drilling at
1800 feet at their test on the Craw
ford heirs tract comprising 250c*
acres in Green district.
T. N. Barnsdall is moving t
rig on the Englebert farm Rich
wood run. J
The Carnegie Gas company ?
[starting a well at Adrian, Proctoj
From Tuesday's DaMv.
There was absolutely no new de
velopments in the field yesterday,
The wells which were due at var
ious points failed to reach the san
and the talent is still guessing as t(
their probable outcome.
The Victor Oil company ex
pected to complete their No. 3 A
Smith at the Jug yesterday butj
failed to make connections and uj.
to noon today were still drilling.
In that same locality the South
Penn Oil company will today ccm
plete their No. 4 Mer?dith.
The Sun Oil company is still
drilling at their Chapman south 1
west of Klk Fork. It may get thd
sand by late this evening but such
I is hardly expected.
There is a slight improvemen
| through the fields notwithstanding
the low price of oil. The operato
I has grown tired of idleness and
starting a small amount of wor
where he is reasonably sure of sue
cess. The shallow sand territor
is being operated more extensive
at the present time as the expend
o! drilling is a great deal lighter.
A fieldman employed by t!
Victor Oil company came in froi
i Plum Run field yesterday and re
ported Childers' well on the Smitl
| farm as being good for 75 barrel;
!p;-r day.
It has been some time since any
thing satisfactory has resulted from
drilling iu that locality, and this
strike will no doubt stimulate op
T. J. Moran, the well known
tank builder, left yesterday for that
point to erect proper tankage for
the Smith well.
Back of Friendly, Holden &
Barnsdall's well on the Martin
farm continues to hold up satis
factorily, and they, it is understood,
are arranging for a second well
which will be started at once.
They contend that McCormick's
test on the Martin farm was loo
far north and that oil exists Via
other directions.
On the Vaucluse pike Hendcrs- n|
and Thompson are down close tq]
the sand with their No. 5 on thel
"Ned Reed" farm and should be infl
Snee & Co.'s No. 4 on the Martini
Riggs farm will he shot today in|
order to increase the production.
Captain McLaughlin is drillij
No. 4 on the Sundermau farm
Long run.
On Broad run Bartlett & S]
cliff have a nice producer on^
Isaac Pethtle 5 acre lease.
The National Oil corapj
drilling on the Lloyd Bailj
That company's well on tl
Delong is still holding
| barrels per day after a mot
i duction.
Col. Thompson has
well *for Johnson & si
Mannington, on the Jacob
lease 011 Cow creek aiid di
will begin as soon as possible.
A well has also been/ lacatet
the Virgin farm on French ci
near Calcutta, by Pittsburg pai
and will be drilled shqrtly.
Asa Michaels is drilling a w<
the Samuel BarkwilL farm 01
run back of St. Marys and sh<
get the sand by Monday.
Benninger & Timms have
string of tools fast in the Robins
w.ll on Broad run and are tryii
to drill by them.? Oracle.
It's a misiake to imagine tl
itching piles can't be cured; a mj
take to suffer a day longer than y<
can help. Doan's Ointment brinl
instant relief and permanent cui
At any drug store, 50 cents.

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