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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
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
?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*
One-half cash, balance in two
equal payments, in one and two
years, to be secured by Deed of
For further particulars call on D.
H. Arrick, on farm, or address at
Welcome, W. Na.
D. H. Arrick and C. P. Wells,
7-8 4w d-w
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Ham mocks
75c, $1.00, 51.50, $?.7j
$3.75 aud $4.50.
Leather Melts
ioc, 15c, 19c, 25c and
Hats and (Japs
For B^ys and Girls very
cheap to close out this
Jell Glasses
v Screen Doors and Win
5c and 10c
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.
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
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
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.
?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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
The rig is up on the R P. Y >hc
farm and spudding began Tues<iaj
morning- ? Clarington, Ohio, Inde
pendent. , ?

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