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NEW LIVERY, FEED AND SALE STABLES!
HHHM i'OOA.OH <te STEALE?.. jM jfl I Opposite Oil IBM* Supply G?., <?V>"les St. X&e solicit a sHare of ?our patronage. g at a bargain. 0 Good Rigs, Good Service, Good Feed. TTTE have on hand an elegant line of Surreys, Blackboards, Baggies, Carriages and Wagons, which W - we will sell at astonishingly low prices. Good horses of every description for every purpose OIL JOTES. THE OIL MARKET. Tiona Pennslyvania Barnesville Corning New Castle North Lima South Lima Indiana From Monday's Daily. The past week, while quiet showed a decided improvement' over the week preceding, and wild catting is not brisk, yet there are several tests being started in vari ous portions of the southwest fields. A material change for the better is noticeable, and field work will not be without interest during the sum mer, notwithstanding the low price of oil. In various portions of Tyler and Wetzel counties many tests are now under way and contemplated. Mr. Armstrong, Capt. J.T.Jones' manager, is greatly encouraged by the result of their well on the Parr farm, and is preparing to drill several other locations in that lo cality dnrinj the summer. The Parr well is only a lew miles from the city, and the supplies necesary for the developing of adjoining farms can be taken out at a small cost. The actions oi the South Penn Oil company on the Pierpoint farm at the Jug demonstrates the fact that more oil exists in that locality, and a big amount of work will be started shortly on the strength of that well. The dry holes that have j been encountered are due largely j to hard places in the sand. The Klondike Oil company will try their luck again on the Johnston farm. It will be remembered that they completed a duster on the south end of that farm last fall just after the discovery of that pool. The Hickman Oil company are making preparations to drill Nos. 3 and 4 on the Hickman heirs' farm provided their No. 2 is completed with satisfactory results. The Victor Oil company are planning for considerable work, and from present surface indica tions that locality in a few weeks will be the busiest in the West Virginia fields. Childers' Cow Run sand well at Plum Run continues to hold up at more than 100 barrels per day and will cause a second boom for that pool which was supposed to have been "rounded up." The talent is watching the weli on the Eakin farm south of Elk Fork with more than ordinary in terest. It will be completed by the latter part of the week. Drillers left this morning for Elk Fork to start the South Penn's well on the Cunningham farm. This location is east of north of develop ments in the northeast extension, and is a very important well. The well on the Lacy farm, five miles east of this city, should be spudding by the middle of the week. The rig was completed last t 96 , ' 86 76 69 61 61 56 56 week: Mrs. M. Yost has completed her No. i oil the Poulton farm 1-4 mile southwest of Yost & company's No. 2 Bever in the Wilson run pool Washington county, O., and has a 50 barrel producer from the first pay of the Big Injun sand. It will be drilled to the second pay today or tomorrow. 1 This shows an encouraging ex tension to that pool aud will doubt less stimulate operations materially. Metzker, Russell & company have completed a Cow run zander near Hebron, Tyler county and have a 140 barrel producer. Joseph A Kennedy reports everything very quiet in the Whis key run pool at the present tim<\ He says there is not over a half dozen wells drilling within the limits of what might be called the Whiskey mn pool. T. N. Barns dall is drilling the major part of this number and none of them are yet near the sand. Tee Producer's Oil company are drilling a test well about three miles east of Ellenboro on Dog Comfort run. It is due the latter part of the week. IT IS PROFITABLE. Since it is given up by oil men generally that the deep sand terri tory of Tyler and Wetzel counties is destined to be the stellar attrac tion during the summer it would be well to submit a few facts concern ing the cost of developments in that locality. A great many peo ple have been misinformed concern ing the cost of a completed Gordon sand well and are of the opinion that itcostsagreat deal more than it really does to operate. We are re liably informed. by a man of wide experience and knowledge of the deep sand territory that a well can be completed for $6,500. This in cludes everything, even transpor tation. Our informant is associated with a company that has been operating in the Wetzel county deep sand for the pasi four or five years, and is thoroughly posted on the subject. It li3S been claimed by some that to drill a deep sand well would re quire at least $10,000, and for this reason alone several of the inde pendent producers have been kept out. After the well is completed, however small, it would be a pay ing investment. It is conceded by all that the deep sand possesses the greatest lasting qualities of any oil bearing rock. Many instances can be sighted where deep 3and wells have pro duced oil in paying quantities for a period of nearly twenty years and in some cases these figures are ex ceeded. Taking this view ot the matter based upon fact operations in the deep sands are surely profit able. The sand too, is more evenly distributed and dusters are not frequent. Mr. W. L,. Armstrong will leave tomorrow for the deep sand terri tory to look over some leases with a view of drilling a well in the near future. From Tuesday's Daily. D. S. W. yesterday, in his week ly summary o? oil news, gives the whole state of West Virginia a roast, not even mentioning favora bly his famous fields in Wood and Ritchie counties, where he has been reporting ten-barrel wells as something simply fabulous. This is probably caused from the fact that the late developments in oil of importance have been discovered near Sistersville and in this county. For example, Saturday this same reporter that said yesterday there was nothing new in our state, re ported the new well on the Pieri point farm, in this county, as pro ducing 700 barrels of oil a day from the Big Injun sand, but the well in fact produced 900 bairels, and opens up an entirely new field. But this is not important, but a ten-barrel well in Wood county is something immense. Again, he reported the well on the Parr farm as a 5 barrel well. This is not true but if it was, it is the opening wedge of an entirely new field not to exceed 3 miles from our city. It is a very important test well because it is the opening up of what will no doubt be a good field. Mr. W. L. Armstrong, Capt. Jones' efdeient manager says that he has always been of the opinion that there was at least a ''sucker rod" belt running out through that part of the country and he is sure now that he has opened it up. He will do more drilling, is ot the opinion that later some very fine wells will be drilled in that field, Again, the Standard's man re ports a half mile extension of the Wilson run field, not knowing it was only 6 miles from our city but of course the extension of a Big Injun pool for half a mile is noth ing worth mentioning. Again, he has reported two wells in the Hebron field in our county in the Cow Run sand, producing 250 barrels a day, but these are too 'nsignificant to mention, either. The deep sand territory in this county is also too insignificant to mention. These facts and many more ^e can mention only goes to show how ridiculous and silly is this report. The fact is, he either had to say Tyler county was lead ing in new production and new pools or say nothing, or else roast j everything, so he gives the whole state a roast, not even mentioriing that wonderful Wood county field. Any person who is at all ac quainted with the oil fields in the state knows now that the prospects in this section have not been so bright since the Elk Fork field was [Opened up. Business has revived with better roads and every pro ducer is quietly pushing his work and is meeting with good results. We need an increase in the price of oil now so producers can sell and put their money into their business. With oil at a dollar a barrel our city will be more active than it has ever been. Our readers have no doubt noticed the fact that the shimments ot both Pennsylvania and Lima oil both exceed the runs this month so far by many thousand barrels a day. And this is the more significant at this time of the year when the de mand for refined oil is not nearly so great as it will be when the fall trade opens up. Another important fact to' re member is, that the stocks of re fined oil in Europe are reported as being very low at this time. Anoth er important fact is, that no new pools outside of our county are be ing opened up and producers are dis couraged with work in the lower counties. Another very important matter is the electing of a new con gress this fall which the Standard wants to be a trust congress. So everything points to a rise in the price of oil, and when it comes it will be a big one. Even now the independent pipe lines are paying 2 cents a barrel more for oil than | the Standard does, showing they | can make money at this advanced! ! price. We do not think it will be ; very lone now until we get a good ; big advance or else all signs will i fail. When we published the fact that the Pierpoint well was a gusher the nasty, spiteful malicious little, ass, that runs the Sentinel at Parkers burg, said our report was a fake, and gave for its authority the Standard Oil man's report. Since then the Standard's man says this well made 700 barrels of oil in a day, but in fact it made 900 barrels but the Sentinel has forsaken the Standard's report now and is silent on the matter, thus demonstrating the dirty, low, maliciousness back of all his so called oil news. Such actions do not hurt us, but might do so if Parkersburg newspapers were not known the State ovTer as the worst sheets to lie in the whole world. The South Perm Oil company's No. 2 Leroy Pierpoint is reported having fallen away off in produc tion during the last 4S hours. Sun day the well made but 300 barrels. This decline is due to the heavy flow of salt water which is so great ; as to draw out the gas flow. It is also reported to have ceased flow jug yesterday and will have to be pumped. The Victor Oil company are now busily engaged in drilling their No. i Armstrong Smith deeper. They expect to find a more prolific pay. The credit balance prices were marked up again today, i cent, making Pennsylvania oil 85c per barrel. Just why it was marked down last week and then shoved up again today can hardly be surmised, j We think it was simply a trick on j the part of the Standard to shake out credit balances held by weak ened producers. Just how well their scheme worked is best known to them selves, but at their office here very little oil was sold. There should be a further ad vance and the only way to insure better prices is to hold fast to what oil you may now have. ELK RUN. Developments on Elk run, Wash ington county, are attracting con siderable attention at the present time- Several wells are drilling and several locations, have been made. Just how this prospective pool will "pan out" can best be de termined later. Shay &. McMullen will be due at their No. 1 Eowen the latter part of the week. Karner & Alford have made a lo cation one half a mile southwest of the Smith farm which they will drill at once. Myers & Co., of Marietta, are ready to spud on the Dye- Brooks farm. Cuuimings & Co. have also made locations on the Gorby and Meade farms. The first named farm must be drilled within the next 60 days, or they will forfeit their lease. Seabold & Co. drilled in their No. 1 Groudhouse 5-aore tract, in the Cameron, O , field, yesterday, and have a producer good for 25 barrels per day. A Clever Trick. It certainly looks like it, but there is really no trick about it. Anybody can try it who has Lame Back and Weak Kidneys, Malaria or nerveous troubles; We mean he can cure himself right away by taking Electric Bitters. This med icine tones up the whole syslem, acts as a stimulent to the Liver and Kidneys, is a blood purifier and nerve tonic. It cures Constipation, Headsche, Fainting Spells, Sleep lessness and Melancholy. It is purely vegetable, a mild laxative, and restores the system to its natural vigor. Try Electric Bitters and be convinced that they area' miracle worker. Every bottle guaranteed. Only 50c a bottle at Hill& McCoach's drug store. OI K IMYS At the Front? A Letter I'roiti Jack Co?feIlo. Jack Costello and Jim Swartz lander, who left here ten days ago and joined a Parkersburg company, writes to their friend Will Kinney as follows: "We belong to Com pany E, 4th Regiment of U. S. Volunteers. We struck camp at Fredericksburg, Va., on last Mon day and have fine camp grounds as well as plenty to eat." They are both very well satisfied and claim soldier life is the only "thing". There is at present 10 companies stationed at that place and more are arriving daily. - ? i IHIRCII UIS5ED V _____ At Ink?? Incen?lii%rj Or?;elu? C'foi l*ti?n or Cuiiiph llilr C hurch. Friday night the Christian or Campbellite church at Iuka was totally destroyed by fire. The structure was frame and it was im possible for the people who lived near to save the building or its contents. The conflagration was caused by the work of firebugs. The loss is partially covered by insurance. I J one*' Dilemma. Jones had an office on W ? street, and when an agent came around he bought a typewriter, not that he needed it but rather because he considered every office in order to be complete should possess one. He was a married man, very much married and when he approached his wife on the subject of employ ing a young lady typewriter she fiigidly suggested that he did not need her and to do [his own work. He succumbed to the inevitable and after devoting several days to practice concluded he was suffici ently expert in his work to write a legal letter to a lady client for whom he was settling a land claim. The letter started: "My dear Miss L : ? It is with pleasure I am able to state that matters are fast assuming a posit'on when I can call upon you and have a final understanding. At the in stance of our last meeting, you will remember ? " but at this point he struck a half dozen keys at once, and the result was that the paper looked as though a spider had just crawled out of an ink. battle and had performed sundry acrobatic feats thereon. He was disgusted and decided to give up the attempt and practice. Hence the following: "Remember me, remember me. Many men of many minds, many birds of many kinds. Free silver, we must have it, have it, have it. And if matters should as sume a definite light I may be able to call sooner. Dear. Dear. Dear." At this point the 'phone rang and he hurried down street in answer to a business call. When he returned a half hrur later and opened his office door he was promptly pou net d by two police men, who hel'd him frautically by the arms, while, in a corner of the room, his wife sat sobbing convul sively, holding his type-written let ter in her hand. "I've noticed how strangely he has been acting lately, but I never thought his mind would break down like this," and she burst into another floud of tears, while Jones stood looking like a big interrogation point, at tempting to explain. Now, there is a sign in front of the office, "Typewriter for sale." Why FoMniPNter Work** Snlurv W?* KnUrri. The redheaded freckle-laced boy entered the postofficeand marching straight up to the delivery window enquired: "Any mail for Mike McCarthy?*' "Nothing," quietly answered the postmaster. "Anything for Pete McCarthy?" "No, nothing." "Anything for Kate McCarthy?" "No sir." "Anything for Bill McCarthy?" ??No." "Anything for my school teacher, Jenny McCarth}?" "No! nor for Jim, Clarence, Den nis, Sarah, Pat, Jane nor John Mc Carthy. No sir, there is nothing tor any McCarthy, either living, dead, born or unborn, black or white, franchised or disfranchised, native or foreign, civilized or bar barous, naturalized or otherwise. There is positively nothing for any of the McCarthy's." The boy looked up in astonish ment for a moment; then with a solemn face said. "Would you please look if there is any mail for my cousin, Alice McCarthy." The annual convention of the National Educational Association, will'be held in Washington, D. C.f this year, commencing Thursday, July 6 and ending the following Tuesday. Arrangements have been made with the railroad companies by which tickets will be sold at the rate of a single fare for the round trip, plus $2.00. Time for which tickets are good can be extended to September 1st. For particulars, address State Director, W. H. An derson, Superintendent City School, Wheeling, W. Va. Futberlaa* imrlea! (Air? "Maryland, lly Maryland:") Spain's despot heel shall rest no more. Fatherland, America! ? On weeping Cuba's bloody shore. Fatherland, America! Awake, as in the days of yore. When Washington thy banner bore; Awake and be thyself once more. Fatherland, America! Where palms and lofty cedars grow, Fatherland, America! Where nature's bounties richly flow, Fatherland, America! A band of greedy cut throat slaves On high Spain's bloody banuer waves, While each for death and plunder raves, Fatherland, America! Manilla's isle has heard the roar, Fatherland, America! Of Yankee guns along her shore. Fatherland, America! While Asia's dusky hordes pro claim The glory of brave Dewey's fame. And all our children bless his name, Fatherland, America! From where the broad Atlantic roars, Fatherland, America! To California's golden shores, Fatherland, America! One cry goes forth, "They shall be free!" Our Stars and Stripes shall ever be The oriflamme of victor)', Fatherland, America! Close up the ranks from East to West, Fatherland, 'America! Let North and South alike be blest. Fatherland, America! One country shfll our homage claim, One land in deed, as well as name, With heroes worthy of thy fame, Fatherland, America! ? John Anketell, A. M., St. An drew's Rectory, Walden, N. Y. ^ ? ??? ^ Thnt OH Tux. The following is from the Chicago Dispatch: In protecting trusts the Repub lican party is paying a premium to enemies qf the government. No institution which refuses to pay a fair share of the war tax ex penses is friendly to the govern ment. The Standard Oil company through its general solicitor, S. C. T. Dodd, announces that it will fight the proposed tax of one fourth of one per cent, on it# gross business. This company has esti mated assets of $i, 000,000,000 and pays more than $30, coo, too divi dends a >ear. All this on a plant that according to the best estimates does not represent more than $20, 000,000 of investment. But there is another oil company the Columbia, which has not been crushed uy a great monopoly. It is not a trust, but does legitimate business carried on by a private capital. Hugh King, the president of the company, in reply to a ques tion as to the proposed tax asked by the New York World, said: "I can only speak for the Colum bia Oil company. If the tax ap plies to us? and I should think it would apply to all refijers of oil ? why, we will pay it. We do busi ness under the protection of the laws of the United States, and we will obey and uphold those laws." Thus is illustrated the differencej between the attitude of trusts and! that of legitimate business enter-l prises. I Million* UItcb Awn y. It is certainly gratifying to the public to know of one concern in the land who are not afraid to be generous to the needy and suffering. The proprietors of Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and colds, have given away over ten million trial bottles ol this great medicine, and have the satisfaction of knowing it has absolutely cijred thousands of hopeless cases. Bron chitis, asthma, hoarseness aud all diseases of the throat chest an4 lungs are surely cured by it. Cau o 1 Hill & Mc Coach's druggists, and get a trial bottle free. Regular size, 50c and $ 1 . Every bottle guaran teed or price refunded. ? m - Daily and monthly gauge books for sale at the Review office.