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Farm for Sale.
104 acres 4 miles from Ravens wood, 1 mile from R. S. & G. rail road (Standard gauge); 18 acres wood, no valuable timber; 30 to 40 acres of nice creek bottom; new, one-story frame house; 1 mile from station, store, roller mill, postoffice, churches; short distance to school; enterprising community. $200 worth of hay sold off this farm last season. Price, $2,500; terms, $1,000 cash; balance in equal payments in one, two or three years, or if purchaser prefers $290 per year until deferred payments are canceled. A very desirable farm when the location, surroundings, amount of level land, price and terms are considered. ? - No better or safer investment than real estate at the present time. Call on or address, Warren Wood, Pleasant View, W. Va. 2&tf FOR SALE! GooS Tarm of 100 &cres. ) 50 acre river bottom, ballance hill laud, situated in Wells Bottom, Marshal County, W. Va., one and one half miles south of Clarington Station on Ohio River raiiroad Will be offered at public sale on the prtnises, ?e3nes 3ap, Qug. 3, 1898, at 12 O'clock Jtfoon. Railroad runs through farm. Good 2 story 8 roomed Frame House; al so Stable, Granary, Corn Cribs, Wagon Sheds, Wash House, and other buildings, in good condition. Three-fourths of a mile from school house. A very desirable iarra. must be sold belongs to heirs* TERMS OF SALE : One-half cash, balance in two equal payments, in one and two years, to be secured by Deed of Trust. For further particulars call on D. H. Arrick, on farm, or address at Welcome, W. Na. D. H. Arrick and C. P. Wells, Executors. 7-8 4w d-w THE 1 I I 0? ? ? 0 Ham mocks 75c, $1.00, 51.50, $?.7j $3.75 aud $4.50. Ladies Leather Melts ioc, 15c, 19c, 25c and 35c. Hats and (Japs For B^ys and Girls very cheap to close out this line. Jell Glasses v Screen Doors and Win dows. REMEMBER THE 5c and 10c COUNTERS. . S. HARVEY Wells St. An increase in the net stock of Pennsylvania and a decrease in the stocks of Lima oil are again the prominent features in the monthly statements of the various pipe lines. The runs of Pennsylvania oil show a decline of nearly a thousand bar rels a day in June while those of the Trenton rock regions were in creased over eleven hundred bar rels a day. Tbe shipments of both regions were largely increased dur ing June, that of Pennsylvania be ing nearly 4,000 barrels a day in excess of the previous month. Pennsylvania stocks have been gaining for the past five months. The June increase was over 135,* 000 barrels, while that of May ex ceeded 289 000 barrels. The stocks of Lima oil were reduced 609,404 barrels in May and 580,706 barrels in June, so that the total decrease in the available stocks was over 521,000 barrels in May and 444.667 barrels in June. The consumption of Lima A\ was over 68,000 bar rels a day in May and June over 68,000 barrels in April and more than 71,000 barrels a day in March. The total production of Penn sylvania oil for the first half of the present year, as shown by the pipe line runs, has been 87,860 bar rels a day. The total pipe line runs for the year 1897 were 34." 721 684 barrels or a daily average of 95,136 barrels. The present year is likely to tall very much short oi these figures, as the daily average thus far is 7,276 barrels below that of the preceding. Unless some new territory is opened up before long the pipe line runs for 189S will not exceed 30,000,000 barrels. The average daily p'pe line runs (or June were 85,559 barrels, or 029 barrels below those of Majv The May runs of Pennsylvania oil averaged 86,488 barrels which was a decline of 1,930 barrels a day from the average for Apnl. Tne runs of Pennsylvania oil for April averaged 88,418 barrels a day, which was 2,357 barrels a day _be low the average for March, ine runs for June a year ago were 97 ~ 995 barrels, so that the decrease as compared with a twelvemonth bac*c is 12,436 barrels. The March runs averaged 90,775, *be February 87, 230. and the January 88,571 barrels a day. ? , The shipments of Pennsylvania oil for June were 81,160 barrels a day, which is an increase of 3^972 barrels over the May average. The shipments for May were 77,188 barrels a day and for April 80,713 barrels. The March shipments averaged 84 681 barrels a day, or 8 533 barrels in excess of the Feb ruary average The average daily shipments for February were 76. 148 barrels or 17,523 barrels below the January and 12,659 behind the December average. The average for January was 93 671 barrels, as compared with 8SS07 barrels in December. The November ship ments- averaged 110,420 barrels a day, while the shipments for Octo ber were 1 17>?5? barrels a day. The net stocks at the close of the old year were 10,789,652 bar rels. During January there was a decrease of 153-334 barrels, fol lowed by an increase in February of 31 1,460 barrels, of 194 503 bar rels in March, of 232,072 barrels 111 April, of 289,284 barrels in May and of 135,040 barrels in June, making the net stocks for June 30, 11.7S.877 barrels. This added to the net stocks of the Buckeye and other pipp lines, handling Lima oil, makes a total ol 3^,824 097 bar rels, which, at the present^ rate of decrease, would last about six years. The net stocks of Lima oil held by the Buckeye and other lines in the Ohio and Indiana fields have been steadily decreasing since last November ' For June, the decline was 580,707 barrels. During May 1 here was a falling off of 609404 barrels. For April this decline amounted to 670,354 barrels, for March 726,055 barrels and for Feb ruary 669, 100 barrels. The Janu ary idrop was 481 ,940 and the De cember 309,360 barrels. The stocks were 19.025,220 barrels on June 30, which was lower than any point touched since May, 1894% Ihe credit balances of the Buckeye Pipe Line on April 30, 1897, amounted to 6,540,37; barrels. They dropptd oft during July and increased slightly in August but during the next ten months they continued to decline and on the last of April, 1S9S, were down to - 715,33? barrels Oa May 31. they footed up 3 i?5?927 and on June 30, 2,525,220 barrets. : The average daily pipe line runs of Lima oil for June were 46,496 barrels, an increase of 1,127 barrels^ over those of the month preceding. The May runs were 45,369 barrels a day, or 871 barrels below the average for April. During April, the runs were 46,240 barrels a day, or 1,405 barrels belo* the average for March. The March runs were 47,645 barrels a day, which was an increase of 2,104 barrels a day over February. The pipe line runs ot Lima oil averaged but 45.541 b31", rels a day in February. Compared with January the decline was 1,463 barrels a day. The January pipe line runs of Buckeye oil were 47, 004 barrels a day. The December average was 50.70 2 barrels and t e November 52,231 barrels a day. The Lima oil shipments have been very heavy for the pa*t six months. The March average was 71,066 barrels a day and is the largest on record. For April the shipments were 68,621 barrels a day, or 2,445 barrels below those of March. During February the daily average was 69.437 barrels as conr pared with 60,937 in January and 60 681 in December. The average for May was 65,028 and for June 65 853 barrels a day. The total shipments of Lima oil for the first six months of the present year have averaged 67,053 barrels a day, while for the entire year 1897 they aver aged 60,683 barrels a^day.? Derrick. Bradford, Pa., j July 8, 1898. j Mr. John H. McCoy, Sistersville, W. Va. D.ar Sir:? In Review of the nth inst., a reader from Pittsburg asks why I went on drilling wild cat wells after sinking the Hovey well in '91. Every well I have drilled in Kentucky since drilling the Hovey well was drilled on prop erties in which I was and am inter ested and believed were valuable oil properties and we were compelled to drill them to comply with terms of leases or lose the leases and for the same reason will begin again in September or Octc b t nexf. Another reason was there was no outlet for the produc tion and we wished to know if there was a field there large enough to justify putting in a line and we are satisfied there is and in the near future both line and refinery will be put in to the Kentucky oil fields. Yours truly, A. M. Wl LL 1 AMS. CELERY A MONEY MAKER. Ideas Abont MftrketJnc It-Grown aa a Second or Lven a Third Crop. "Good celery is a good salesman. It Dot only speaks for itself, but for nil that goes with it. The gardener who grows good celery has his products sold in advance, his coining is awaits 1 with interest, and he will soon dispose of his load at good prices." A correspondent of The Orange Judd Farmer, quoted in the foregoing, expresses other ideas ns follows: Usually there is not nearly attention enough paid to preparing celery for the market. Bnuching in the ^regulation style is not desirable, as the bunching hides many defects. Better pack in a perfectly clean basket or box the roots separately, after washing clean and re moving all leaves and stems not fit for the table. In this condition it should sell for from 5 to 6 cents per root, al though "at 4 cents it is a good paying crop. Celery is mostly grown as a second crop, although not infrequently as a third. As a second crop it usually fol lows early cabbage, and the soil that is congenial to the one is to the other. The best soil for celery is a heavy, deep, g^ndy loam and the situation natuiully moist. It is useless to attempt the grow ing of celery on a dry, light soil, as it will uot endure a drought. In such season? the gardener must provide sufficient moisture or lose his crop. Good plants are the first requisites of good celery. They must be strong, vig orous and perfectly healthy. Where cab bage is the first crop the soil should be sufficiently rich for celery without ad ditional manure, but should any be con sidered u< cessary let it be thoroughly rotted and put under the plants instead of around them. Make the trenches deep and put the manure at the bottom. 1'ill the trenches with the soil thrown out and set the plants on a level, never below the surface Exercise great care in set ting, so that the crowns of the plants are not covered, and to have the soil pressed firmly about the roots. For an early celery I prefer the half dwarf sorts and should never plant self blanching varieties, as the loss of color indicates weakened vitality. To have celery delicious and tender it is neces sary to earth it up no matter what the variety may be. For late winter's use I prefer the best of the pink varieties, both because of their rich, nutty flavor and their excellent keeping qualities. If winter spinach is the first crop taken off in the spring and this followed by Eecond early peas, celery can easily be made a third crop. ?al. ?Crashed Shells For Poultry. The avidity with which laying hens will eat crushed eggshells shows how necessary they are in the ben's economy tor egg production. There is no-better way to supply lime required for egg shells than this. The shells in the giz urd also act as grit, enabling it to di gest food. The only care in feeding is :o crush the shell thoroughly, so that its likeness to tee ogg may not be seen. A'bere eggshells are thrown out with )Ut being crushed the fowls soon learn :he habit of picking at the shells on ggs, and from this they quickly become 1 i:g eaters, a habit which when once ormed is never forgotten. ? Dakota , Field and Farm. 1 OIL NEWS. From Wednesday's Daily The fields are presenting no new features. There has been no wells completed in any quarter of the southwest fields during the week, beyond defined limits. The few that have been drilled have been small and unimportant. The several wells in the Elk Fork pool, which are due, are experiencing troubles of various kinds. The South Penn Oil company's No. i Cunningham has been de layed by a leak in the casing. It is understood today that the leak has been repaired, and if no further accidents occur it will reach the sand sometime tomorrow evening. The Eastern Oil company's No. 5 Gorrell has had a similar experi ence but not nearly so bad. They expect to reach the sand this even ing or tomorrow. Near Newport, Ohio, some Mari etta parties have a 10 barrel Cow run sand well. The pay was found at a depth of 320 feet. The Elk run development in Washington county, Ohio, contin ues to attract considerable atten tion. Operators are inclined to look favorably upon it and parties who have visited and inspected that locality are of the opinion that a pool of considerable importance has been tapped. The most pleas ing feature of this locality is the staying quality of the wells. The well on the Lacy farm on Dry run, between this city and Elk Fork, is down about 400 feet. Water for the boiler is pumped from Point Pleasant creek, a dis tance of nearly one-half mile. This well is being closely watched by the talent. While they are not so fa vorably impressed with the out look, yet they do not want another Elk Fork sprung on them without having a slice of nearby territory. The levels are very favorable and it would not be a surprise if the well when completed would be a fair producer. The South Penn Oil company have struck the fluid. There is oil. How much we do not pretend to say, but there is no such well as was reported at first, but the deep sand contains the ' greasy stuft," and there is no doubt about it. Roane county is "in it," and if the various companies now interested can pool their interests lor a gener al development of the field, busi ness will boom all along the line. Next week we hope to speak more definite information: The facts of the case are so suppressed that what information is afloat, is not trustworthy, but there is oil here in Roane county. ? Roane County Record. Mr. C. R. Deuel, backed by a strong company of Pittsburg talent, has taken leases on a thoasand acre block of wildcat territorv on Thompson's run, about a mile north of Beverly, and began work today 011 the first of three wells al ready contracted. Deuel has drilled two dry holes in the Beverly neigh borbood but will not give up the territory until it is thoroughly tested in every direction. All the wells will go to the Eerea sand. ? Marietta Register. The northeast extension of the Elk Fork field is attracting a great deal of attention lately. This has j been brought about by the encour I aging outlook for an extension ol considerable magnitude. Operators have been steadily pushing forward since last fall in that direction and have so far been rewarded in every case by creditable wells. The wells in the main have not been large, yet they can be classed in the prof itable list. Not a single duster has been scored, and it is only natural that those having leases in that locality should feel elated over the pros pect. The Eastern and South Penn Oil companies have recently made sev eral new locations, and the hills and hollows are becoming thickly jotted with new rigs. Brown & Company are still i having trouble at their No. 2 John j Duval, and may yet have to move j the rig. Thompson & Co. have been ! further delayed at their test on the j Eastman tarm by developing a crooked hole. It was given a 15- j probably straighten it, and drilling will be resumed. This location is on the line of the northeast exten sion of Elk Fork; The Paova & Hill Oil company's No. 13 J. K. Hill is a failure. A small amount of salt water was found in the second pay. The lo cation of this well is now consid ered to be too far west, notwith standing there is ample room for a number of wells in the southwest extension. Treat & Crawford are still pay ing large rentals for adjoining farms and they will stare the drill just as soon as dollar oil is a reality. Dry weather is affecting opera tions, and many wells have been closed down, lacking water to run the boilers. This is not confined to any one locality, but it is general all over the field. Barnsdall & Holden have been shut down for more than a week at. their No. 1 Flesher, near Friendly. On Wilson's run, operations are retarded by the drouth. At the Jug, operations are not such as to ma'ie leaseholders de spondent. Some time ago the Hickman Oil company drilled in their No. 2 Hickman heirs, and found neither oil or gas. The sand, however, was splendid. The well was put to pumping, and this morning we are informed by Mr. Bruner, the presi dent ot the ccmpa. y, that the well is producing oil and is increasing its production from day to day. He ieels very much encouraged over the present situation, and believes they will eventually get a paying producer out of what seemed to be a rank duster. They will start their No. 3 some time duriug the latter part of the month. The Victor Oil company are due in the sand Monday at their No. 3 Armstrong Smith. The South Penn Oil company are drilling at 700 feet in their No. 3 Leroy Pierpoint. Mallorv Bros, scored a duster ou the Carrol farm in the Whiskey run pool yesterday. The well has a slight gas pressure. That pool has evidently fallen from the race. While some few wells are drilling they are not expected to be any thing more than dusters or dry holes when completed. On Elk Run, Washington county, Ohio, Shay & McMullen are build ing the rig for their No. 2 on the Bohlen farm. Cummings & Cox have also made a location for their No. 3 Maty Smith. H. J. Connolly, who now lives at Salem, W. Va., is in the city lor a few days shaking hands with friends. When asked concerning Salem's oil boom he did not speak of it in glowing terms. The South Penn Oil company is doing some experimental work, bnt it is in a limited way. The result of their work in that vicinity is not fully known. It is known they have found some oil, but not in large quantities, and if there is an oil field surrounding Silem it is yet to be found. At the present time this com pany have some three or four wells drilling, which is the extent of operations in that locality. The small amount of oil so far devel oped is from the Berea sand, which makes it expensive to operate. The deep sand of Tyler county continues to furnish good wells. It is hard to get or give the exact production of the wells, as they are drilled and run by the South Penn. In reporting their cperations you are ''interfering with their busi ness," and the men who worK for them mu^t be tongue-tied. The well on the Crawford heirs' farm in Wetzel county, which is one of the most important tests ever drilled in that county, should get the pay some time next week The Elk Fork Oil and Gas com pany have the rig for their No. 2 Eli Wetzel completed and the drill will be started at once. From Friday's Daily. D. S. W. yesterday reported the Eastern Oil company's M. A. Gor rel No. 5 in and doing 25 barrels a day. He has this "25 barrel busi i ness stereotyped concerning wells [ ture Ail Liver Ills. | Secret of Beauty is health. The secret of health is the power to digest and assim ilate a proper quanity of food. This can never be done when the liver does not act it s part* Do you know this? Tutt's Liver Pills are an abso i lute cure for sick headache, dys pepsia, sour stomach, malaria, constipation, torpid liver, piles, jaundice, bilious fever, ness and kindred diseases. Tutt's Liver Pills the Elk Fork field. It does not matter if the well was flawing 300 barrels per day he would invariably state, "25 barrels per day, no bet ter." HH We are informed by those drill ing the well that it is not in, nor will it be for two or three days yet. The casing is leaking and considerable trouble is being expe rienced in repairing the leak. Just where our friend (?) obtained his information is an unknown quan tity to us. We know where he got the "25 barrels a day" and it can be reasonably presumed that he manufactured the remainder. The South Penn have completed their No. 1 Cunningham and it is good for at least 40 barrels natural. A small shot will, as in many other cases, swell the production mate rially. Hosford & Barnfdall have drilled in their No. 1 Flesher, near Friendly, and have a duster in the Cow Run sand. This makes things look de cidedly bad for that locality. The experimental work aside from Elk Ruu, in Washington county, Ohio, is not of a satisfactory nature. . Oa Irish run the Fisher Oil com pany have just completed an Injun sand duster on the Miller farm. A slight showing of oil was found in the Maxton sand. At Bloomfield at the extreme western edge of W ashington county the Carter Oil company have just completed a small Berea well. It is reported very light and will not make better than a 4 barrel well. The Fisher Oil company have abandoned their No. 7 Edwards in the Wilson run pool, and are mov ing the rig, after an unsuccessful fishing j )b. Gordon & Co. have three new rigs up in this pool, and the drill will be started at once. They are as follows: No. 1 Knowlton, No. 2 Pjultou and No. 3 Reed. BKNWOOD. , ;i Special te the Review. The Henry company's Iloltsclaw No. 8 was shot last Thursday even ing and is now being cleaned out. The gas pressure was greatly ijj creased and the oil production greatly improved. The well has 11 )wcd at different times from 60 id 1 75 barrels in 12 hours. Henrys are trying to lease up a block of loose territory west of here and in tend to put down a well for gas. Fishers have had to move the rig at their Stephens drilling well at New I Castle. They were about 1 ,000 feet I deep. * 'ijjS The Fisher company is havin? more gas engines hauled in here : from Woodsfield. T They are drilling on R P. Yobo No. 1 Jackson's Ridge, have been at work tnree or four days: The Hunter well is the only other one being drilled on the ridge now. Galey's have an undrilled location on Joshua Jackson, which, having j now mentioned two or three times 1 in nearly these same words, we | now mean to say no more about until they go ahead and do some more work. It slowness in com mencing is any criterion of the well's success as a gusher she will certainly n^ake Jackson Ridge a | name to be envied. They are drilling away agaimat the well 011 the Wood Bonar fsfltf after having to move the rig and start a new hole. It is hoped* tbcjj? will have better luck this time. .1 JACKSON'S RIDGK. I The rig is up on the R P. Y >hc farm and spudding began Tues<iaj morning- ? Clarington, Ohio, Inde pendent. , ?