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Weekly Oil Review.
FORMERLY TYLER DEMOCRAT. WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 1898 PERSONAL AND LOCAL From Monday's Daily. Prof. Meyere is in Parkersburg today. Lee Philips, of Parkersburg, is in the city. D. A. Bartlett is at St. Marys on business. Chas. Thistle is in Friendly this afternoon. George Stout, of Parkersburg, is in the city. Lloyd E. Smith, of Parkersburg, is in the city. Nelson Moore of Marietta, was in town today. S W. Lawrence is down the river today on business. J. H. Pringle returned from Ma rietta this morning. Clyde Hagan went down to Par kersburg yesterday. C. C. McCormick went down to Friendly this morning. Mart Miller returned home from Wheeling this afternoon. Mayor Ober, of New Martins ville, is in the city today. Judge T. P. Jacobs, of New Mar tinsville, is in town today. John Gaffney returned home this morning from Parkersburg. Max Fisher left yesterday for Pittsburg on a business mission. Eph Wells returned today from Wheeling, where he spent Sunday. J. J. Eckbert, local manager for the Carter Oil company is down the river. Jack Kelley, of Point Pleasant, is the guest of his father, W. A. Kelley. Paul P. Lyons, so well known here, is in Alaska, hunting for a gold mine. . Wm. Sprowls has returned from a two weeks visit iu the northern part of the state. Miss Clara Poulton was the charming ^uest of New Martins ville friends yesterday. Mesdames Robt. and C. C. Mc Cormick spent Sunday with rela tives at Littleton, W. Va. Chris TL*nderson rattimed this morniug from a brief v-sit with his parents at Little, W\ Va. H. E. Wilsor, the pleasart pro prietor of the W ells hottl, 's a b?s ner.s visitor at Marietta today. J. A Crawford left this afternoon for Titnsvill.\ Pa., where he will spend several days with friends. I Al. McMullen is in Washington county, O., where he is drilling a Berea sand test west of Archer's fork. The amount of the distributable school fund has been certified to by the auditor of state. It is $397, 044.36. Mrs. George Patterson left today lor her home in Olean, N. Y., after spending several days here with relatives. Oil wells in ths Corsicanna, Texas, oil field, are valued at $750 fcr taxable purposes. This is a very high rate. G. W. Crawford, the well known oil producer, returned today from Colorado Springs where he has been sojourning for several weeks. Joseph A. Kennedy spent Sun day with his family here leaving this morning for Kllenboro where he is engaged in the lumber busi ness. John Thompson, a popular young business man, of String jjown, was in the city for a few mours today on his way to Pitts ?urg. ? Mrs. W. L Gorham, accompanied "Br Miss Poulton, left this afternoon pB Barnesville, Ohio, where they ^vify spend a few days with Miss Potylton's relatives. her fcusband here Saturday evening and they have begun housekeeping in Mrs. M. E. Thistle's pleasant residence on npper Water street. D. IJ. Morey, the well known botel man, of Middlebourne, was in the city today, having brought his uncle, W. S. Morey to the city, who is on his way home in Brownville, Pa. Joshua Russell is a prominent Sistersvillian in Parkersburg today. Mr. Russell has large real estate interests in that city and is there for the purpose of looking after his business. Dan Curran is down the river to day. G. E. Foster returned today from a trip east. John Fisher went to Parkersburg this morning. G. W. Siue, of Middlebourne, is in the city today. G. Chapman of Washington, Pa , is here on business. James Henderson went to St. Marys this afternoon. Robt. McCormick returned from Buffalo this morning. ? Rev. Lee left this morning for home in Parkersburg. G. W. Roberts of Pittsburg is a guest of the Wells today. E. E. Stewart, of New Martins ville, is in the city today. Marsden L. Colvig of Wheeling, is a business visitor here. G. H. Henry and wife left this morning for Parkersburg. James McGregor returned today from points down the river. Mrs. John R. Wallace is the guest of friend at Salama, O. Andy Bruner went to Parkers burg on business this afternoon. Mrs. M. A. Sybert is the guest of her parents at Martin's Ferry, 0. W. F. Weichman the well known saddler is up at New Martinsville. Benj. Engle, is a prominent Mid dlebourne attorney in the city to day. John A. Howard, a prominent attorney of Wheeling is ia the city today. C. B. Smith, ex-congressman for the fourth district was in the city today. B. T. Bowers, of New Martins ville, is a promineut visitor in the city today. F. D. McCoy is in Wheeling to day attending a district democratic convention. Jailer Riggs and Attorney HaneS of St. Marys are in the city today on business. John Matthews, of Middlebourne, is in town today shaking hands with friends. D. H. Morey and O. W. O. Hardman returned from Wheeling this afternoon. Mrs. D. A. Bartlett, accompanitd bv her little son, left today (or points in Pennsvlvania. Wm. Bryan, representing Baer Son's wholesale grocery, of Wheel ing, was in the city today. A. J. Yoke returned to the city this morning after spending a few days with his family at Grafton. B. B. Cros^by has returned to his home in Parkersburg after spend ing a short time here on business. Will Hickok returned this morn ing from Mannington, where he has been cn business for the past few days. S. L. Angle entertained a few of his intimate friends last evening at his pleasant home on upper Water street. T. N. Barnsdall, the widely known oil producer, commonly known as the "Big Fellow" is in the city. Scale head is an eczema of the scalp ? very severe sometimes but it can be cured. Doan's Ointment, quick and permanent in its results. At any drug store, 50 cents. The road to the cemetery hill will be macadamized at once. Not later than next week contractors Davis and Archer will have a large force of men at work. If you contemplate painting your house, barn or fence see Hill & McCoach's full line of paints, var nishes and brushes before purchas ing, for they can save you money and give you the best goods. 4 6tf H. H. Thompson, who has been employed in the City Drug Store for some time, leaves today for his home in Salineville, O. He has made many friends during his brief stay here, and the best wishes of his numerous friends go with him. Hundreds of lives saved every year by having Dr. Thomas' Elec tric Oil in the house just when it is needed. Cures croup, heals burns, cuts, wounds of every sort. A Convenience. Mr. E. Roome is now erecting a set of 5 tons scales in his millyard, corner of Water and Hill streets. It will be a matter of great conve nience to many people having heavy material to weigh. Our blank deeds, deeds of trust, mortgages are the best, at the Re view office. A Fiend With Murder in His Heart. ATTEMPTS TO POISON Judge Jackson's Family on Sat urday Evening. It Wiw Only by a Fortunate Circum stance That His Designs Were Frus trated. An attempt of cold blooded mur der was made on the family of Judge John J. Jackson, of Seventh street, on Saturday evening. The waiter, Harris Moore, col ored, made his dastardly attempt at taking the life of the unsuspecting ladies of the house, Judge Jackson being absent at Charleston, where he is holding a Urm of United States court. It was only owing to a fortunate train of circumstances that the fiend was frustrated in his designs, his plot was discovered, followed by liis arrest and incarceration. Justice should be dealt out swiftly and sternly to the cowardly would be assassin. Moore had been in the employ of Judge Jackson for a brief period of time. Previous to that lie had been in the White Owl restaurant. Since his arrest it li3S been ascer tained that he has served one term in the penitentiary and probably two. He was employed by Mrs. Jackson. He was neat in appear ance and made a good waiter. He assisted in various ways about the house, thereby having access to all the rooms. He took advantage of this and not only robbed but at tempted to assassinate his em ployer. Early in the week Miss Lily Jack son lost a cluster pin. It was an opal surrounded by four diamonds and was prized as a gift. She had been wearing it about the house and ia satisfied that she lost it in the house. She also became satis fied that Moore had found it. On Saturday afternoon she tele phoned for Detective Mehen and related the circumstances to him. Moore at that time was down street, but it is evident that he believed he was suspected. It was ascer tained that he had purchased some clothing and it was the supposition that he had procured the money on the pin. Things began to develop rapidly after this. Mehen started ! down street to ascertain where te had been spending his money. A colored girl, who formerly worked at Kate Smith's, was seen at Laura Lane's in company with another colored girl. She told Mehen that they had met Moore on the streets Friday night and that he displayed considerable money, saying that he had $300. He offered to treat them and finally gave each of them sev eral dollars. Moore had also pur chased a new pair of shoes during the afternoon. When questioned about them he said he had got them down street for $1.25. As he was seen coming from Seventh street, Isaac Carr, who is also employed at the Jackson household, was request ed to go out ana ascertain where he bad got them. He soon found the place. Moore had purchased the shoes for $3 50, proffered a $20 gold piece in payment and got tLe change. It was then suggested by Mehen that probably he had stolen the money from the house. One of the domestics remarked that Moore had been in Mrs. Jackson's room, and shesuspccted somethicg wrong. In the meantime Moore had again left the house. An investi gation was made and it was dis covered that several drawers had been tampered with and three $20, gold pieces and some other mouey had been taken. Mehen started: down town in search of Moore, and Miss Lily also left to consult with the officers and it was then that Moore determined to carry out his diabolical designs against the lives of the family. He served supper and brought Mrs. Jackson some fried chicken on a plate. She ejected the mouthful she had taken and ordered the chicken removed from the table. When Moore took it to the kitchen he told one of the (domestics not to eat any ot t^ej chicken, and he would explain af- j terwards. Isaac Car was about to eat a piece of the chicken for his supper in the kitchen when he de tected something wrong with it and the domestic told him that Moore had told her not to eat any of it. They examined the other pieces of chicken and gravy and found a strange substance on all of them. Miss I,ily returned home at this juncture and accused Moore of the robbery. She told him that if he would return the pin she would not prosecute him. He acknowledged stealing the money but denied em phatically that he had the pin. Word was sent to police headquar ters and officer Landsittle respond ed. He placed Moore under arrest, the prisoner acknowledging the theft of the money, and $45 in his possession was recovered. In search ing his room a box of rough fen rats was discovered under a washstand, a portion of the contents gone. Dr. Frame, who had been sent J for, found that Mrs. Jackson had! not swallowed any ot the poison but was suffering some from ner vous shock. He felt satisfied that the substance on the fried chicken was rough on rats and he judged that there was about two teaspoon fulls used, enough to have killed the whole family. When Moore was confronted with this evidence he denied it, of course. On several occasions Moore had brought Miss Jackson a tumbler of hot water to take with her medi cine. On Wednesday morning it was brought to her as usual and in taking a sip of it she found it bitter and nauseous, so much so that she threw it out. She is satisfied now that it contained poison. After the arrest a package was Jound which contained powders, and these will also be examined. Moore probably had the idea that bv poisoning the whole family he could throw suspicion on some | innocent party and escape the penalty of his thievery and murder. Moore was taken before 'Squire Jones this afternoon to be given a hearing on the charge of larceny. He waived examination and he was held under $2,000 bond, which he was unable to give so he was re manded to jail.? Parkersburg Sen tinel. ? m ?>? ^ Mr. John Bevius, editor of the Press, Anthon, Iowa, says: "I have used Chamberlain's Cholera, Colic, and Diarrhoea Remedy in my larnily for fifteen years, have recommended it to hundreds of oth ers, and have never known it to fail in a single instance. For sale bv C. W. Grier. ? *- m MHltiu&r Pr<>imratloiiN. The local firemen are making preparations to entertain the Bel laire firemen next Sunday. They have nearly completed ar rangements for the entertainment of 500 people. Tickets will be is sued and distributed among the visitors which which will be ac cepted at any hotel or restaurant in the city and while no saloons will be not be open a "leetle beer" will be available in case any of the boys get dry. Mrs. Mary C. Clemens and two small sons, of Antone, Washing ton, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Olmstead. HELD UP. Two "Lark*" Oat for n Tim* and Got loo"Fnir*? Th?y Ctoarire Blllj Brown With the i>e?d. Two young men, hailing from Bellaire, came into 'Squire Hissam's court this morning and nude com plaiut that they lad been held np last night on Water street and re lieved of $28. They charge one Billy Brown with the theft. The man Smith who made com plaint stated that he was a black smith by trade. His companion was apparently dazed from the blow he had received above the eye and the "booze" he had drank during the night. He seemingly did not know his own name, if he did, he made no attempt to make it known. They were both yet under the in fluence of intoxicants and they were instructed by Hissam to go and get sober and then make their complaints. Their story was to the effect that they had struck town yesterday afternoon and during the evening had taken several drinks. About ten o'clock they went into Mr. Webber's place and took a drink, went on the outside of the tyuilding when they were accosted by Brown who enticed them into an old shanty and robbed them of their money. They offered resistance ! when one of them was dealt a severe blow right over the eye and felled to the floor. ^ Bncklen s Arnica N?l*e. The best salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and posi tively cures Piles, or no pay re quired. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money re funded. Price 25 cents per box For sale by Hill & McCoach. llmiffry Peoplf. Hungry people invaded the eel Jar of G. B. Slemaker last night and carried away everything that was eatable. Mr. Slemaker says he is glad the refrigerator was left in tact. No clue to the thieves. ? ; Captain BKorrlwon Improving. Robert McCcrmick on his return from Buffalo stopped over at Cam bridgeboro, Pa., where Col. J. C. Morrison is now stopping for his health. He reports the Colonel in excellent spirits and health. He is improving rapidly and will soon be able to return home. ^ ? * What Is II? No, it was not the wailing of lost souls, or the distant rumbling of a saw mill, or the midnight serenade of a colony of contentious felines, that you heard last night, but only the evening rehearsal of the voco* phone orchestra. ^ Hi m ? Sunday )Ex?onloa. The Ohio River Railroad Com* pany will give another of its popu* lar excursions to Wheeling, Satur day, June 26th. The fare from here for the round trip will be $1. If the day is fair quite a number of Sistersvillians will go. Attempted Bnrfflary. Attempts were made last night to burglarize several houses on the south side. They came near en tering a room occupied by Sam Renshaw, by means of a rear win dow, which was left open. He was awakened in time to scare them away. No need to fear sudden attacks ? of cholera infantum dysentery, diarrhoea, or summer complaint, if you have Dr. Fowler's Extract of Wild Strawberry in the medicine chest. GBSSBBBlBBnC $a<!aai EOT? J A safe, certain relief for Suppresaed men atruation. Never known to fail. Bate* Sure! Speedy' Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded sent prepaid for Si.oo per box. Uuiiel Medical Co., Box 74, Do not accept a substitute Lancaat* * Pa. | For sale by *11 first cfaaa druggiata ft e where, and in Siaterayille, W. Va.. ; A. Hendershot. PILES ru?il2 Suppository Is guaranteed to cure Piles and constipation or money refunded, soc per box. tkrnd for list of testimonials mmd Kree Samplea to MARTIN KCDY. fccgiattred Pharmacia!. Lancaater. Pa Pot sale by druggists everywhere, and ia 3is<erfmlle, W. Va., by D *. Heudershot and C. W Orier ft Co. usroTiaiEi All persons knowing themselves to be indebted to me will please call at the ol fiee of G. M. McCoy and settle at once. J. w. DfPUE, Successor tc the Russell Planing Mill Co. June 18th, and Continue Sale until August 1st The Line of Goods I Handle are Well Known and Nothing will be Reserved