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NEW LIVERY, FEED AND SALE STABLES!
D ~ 3 / <^,M'OOA.OH ?5c stealby ? **?> 8 Good Riffs, Good Service, Good Feed. ObposH* Oil ??11 Supplv Go.. Charles St ^ TI7E have on hand an elegant line of Surreys, Buckboards, Buggies, Carriages and Wagons, which If we will sell at astonishingly low prices. Good horses of every description for every purpose ^ ? W* solicit a sljare of your patronage. ^ at a bargain. SPANIARD'S DIARY Of the Recent Events that Have Transpired in Cuba. LOSS OF UNITED STATES Import of Provisions Since th? War Amounts to 226,000 Tons. D'npernte Situation In Puerto Frio* ripe Province? ('uptime of (be Span ish Strainer Hnmberto Rodriguez lenonneed. Havana, August 20. ? The fol lowing items have been transmit ted by a Spanish correspondent in diary form. According to official figures it is shown that prior to the beginning of hostilities between Spain and the United States an ag gregate of about 75,000 tons of pro visions was imported monthly at all the ports of Cuba, but that since the commencement of the war the loss in volume of these imports has amounted to 226,000 tons. The Menendez line ot coasting steamers has lost five vessels since the Amer icans invaded the island as follows: The Argonauto, captured by American warships at Cientuegos; the Reina De Los Angelas, seized at Santiago De Cuba after the ca pitulation of that place, and the Joae Garcia, Gloria and Purisima Con cepcion, burned during the bom bardment of the portot Manzanillo. On the night of July 27 the in surgent loader Juan Hernandez was killed in a fight with a Spanish guerilla force, which had ambushed his party. The Spaniards had one 1 soldier wounded. On the 27th the insurgents had an encounter with Spanish troops near Placetas, in the province of Santa Clara, which resulted in the killing of one insurgent and the wounding of nineteen others. A Spanish captain was very badly wounded. On July 28 a committee repre senting the guards and jail em ployes of this city, presented a re quest to the civil governor that they be paid at least a portion of their long overdue salaries. DESPERATE SITUATION. Reports received here on July 28 from the province of Puerto Prin cipe show that the situation throughout that section of the is land was very bad. Provisions were quite scarce and the little to be had was held at exorbitant prices. The civil employes had received no salary for eight months and most of them had resigned their places, Special efforts were being made to maintain the efficiency of the civil hospital, and the civil governor had given orders that everything possible be done in this direction. According to the data furnished by the civil government the deaths in Santa Clara city during the month of May numbered 2,265 and during the month of June 2 565. From July 2b to August 1, many persons arrived at Havana and Caibera from Puerto Principe. Nuevitas, Fibrara and adjacent places, which had been abandoned by the Span ish forces. The village of Jibaro, near Sancti Spiritus prorince of Santa Jlara was recently taken by the insurgents, who it is said, cap tured eighteen Cuban guerillas, whom they machetted in a most savage manner, merely because they were natives of the island. Later advices from Jibaro say that on July 19, the place was at tacked by insurgents under Briga dier Jose Miguel Gomez, who em ployed cannon in the assault upon the forts, which were defended by Spanish regular troops and gueril las. The attack was successful and the insurgents captured the place. Of the Spanish forty were killed, seventy wounded and ninety taken prisoners. The governor ot Mantanzas on August 3 issued a bando establish ment the contribution "to be levied on every person who brings pro visions and products to market for sale." This "contribution" is to be given in the form ot a certain por tion of each of the various products rough; by the venders as follows: For twenty-five pounds of ban anas, one half pound to the muni cipality, for every twenty pounds of pumpkins, two pounds; every tan pounds of bread one pound, and for every twenty-five pounds of each of other products, two pounds. The dealers will be allowed to send their goods to other parts of the province only when the local con sumption has been satisfied, and when this is done an extra contri bution is to be levied. On the night ot August 3 a de tective in the city of Matanzas visited a kitchen where food was prepared for sale and discovered a trunk containing 373 pounds of horse meat. The owner of the kitchen and his son were arrested and have been sent to prison. Re ports from Calibarent say that on July 22 an American ship captured at Cayo, Frances, the Norwegian steamer Franklyn and th? launches Dos Amigos and Hemedito. The last named, being empty, was abandoned by the Americans, but the Franklyn and Dos Amigos were held by their captor. A MATTER FOR INQUIRY. La Union Constitutional, referr ing to the capture by American vessels of the Spanish steamer Hum berto Rodrigues asks in its issue of August 7: "How would Spain have been judged if an American ship, hoisting a Bag of truce, had approached the port of Havana and the city's batteries had fired at it?" "The same judgment," th? paper savs, "ought to be pronounced re garding the capture of the Hum berto Rodriguez, which was effected by the American fleet on the high seas, while the steamer was towing two schooners with sick and wounded under the Red Cross soci ety's flag." . . La Union Constitutional further says: "The American fleet ought to have rendered tribute to thei steamer and her convoy and es corted them to Havana's waters, thus carrying out the rules agreed upon in this matter at the Geneva convention by the delegates who framed the convention. A naval tribunal may, as it is logically expected will be done, de clare the capture of the steamer void, but will they return the lives of those who died during the long and dangerous voyage on which they were carried by the Americans? The value of the captured steamer is very small, yet her seizure will not be allowed to pass without a protest against the action of the American ship.' ' EMPLOYEES WANT PAY. On August 8, La Lucha referring to the position of the Puerto Prin cipe civil employees in regard to their salaries, says that the amounts those employees have received on account of their salaries during the past ten months has hardly been sufficient to maintain them, not to speak of supporting their families. On the 1 2th inst La Lucha again mentions the matter of the arrears ot pay ot the civil employes saying that a deputation appointed by a meeting held in Havana visited the Marquis De Montero, the colonial secretary, and requested that they 1 be paid at least one month's salary of the money due them. The marquis received the depu-| tation graciously. He informed them, however, that lor the mo ment he could not comply with their request because of the impos sibility of drawing aga'.nst the Span ish government. At the same time he expressed the hope that he would soon be able to satisfy them. The employees had another request ! to make which was that they should be allowed to draw provisions and that the same be charged against i the amounts due them. Au engagement is reported to 'have taken place on August 12 at Brujo, Pinar Del Rio province, be tween a detachment of Spanish troops from Alquizar and a band of I insurgents uuder leader Collazo. The insurgents lost four killed. An engagement is also said to have taken place on the same v*ay 1 near Dona Juana between troops from Santiago De Lisvegas and in surgents. Eight of the insurgents ' are reported to have been captured. A steady increase is noticeable n the quantitv of food, distributed by the free kitchens in this city. ; On July 24 about 5,000 rations were ! supplied to the poor; on the 25th ! about 9,000; on the 27th about 1 1, 000; and the 2Sth 15.000; on Aug. 1 3' 14-7?? and on Aug. 13,27.000. A BIG INDUSTRIAL SHOW. j Novel and Kntertalnlng Feature* at the Pittttburg Expo?itl?a This Year? Fine Musical Pros ram. With summer on the wane the people of Westetn Pennsylvania are turning their thoughts to the Pittsburg Ex position, which will open its gates on W ednesday evening, September 7. for the tenth annual season. By that Mme everybody will have returned from seaside and mountain resorts, and the opening of the l?i ?r industrial show in 1 ittsburg will he heartily welcomed by nil who can spare the time to lake a trip to the Smoky City. No exposition in the country eijjoyg afwider range of patron age than that of Pittsburg, and the inter est and enthusiasm displayed over the tfp proacldng season Indicates that the at tendance this fall will be larger than ever. This ig dualn no small measure to the splendid musioal features, which will surpass those of anv season of that popu lar institution in years. Manager Thomas J. Fitr.patrick an nounces a strong list of musical attrac tions, including, such well-known organi f at ions as Sousa s baniL the New York Symphony orchestra and Victor Herbert s Twenty-second Kegiment band of New Vork. John Philip Sousa, the great march king and composer, with his superb band of musicians, will give two <1011 certs daily during the opening week of the biar show I Next in order will coine Prof. William I Guenther and the Greater PlHsburg band for a period of ten days, to be followed by a week of concerts hy the celebrated New York Symphony orchestra, with Walter Daiurosch of German opera fame as eon doctor . '1 hen will come the renowned composer of light opera. Victor Herbert, and the Twenty -second Regiment hand of #e,,L Vork- which \t 1 1 1 remain for a period of three weeks, iHosiifg tile Exposition on Saturday evening, Oct. 'J2. It is a fitting tribute to Mr Herbert that he i<* to give the closing series ef concerts, as he is to be the conductor u t the Pitlsbtirg ore lies tra duaing the eoniing tx-tMoo Mr Her bert and his players are now at Manhat tan Beach, where they have he*<o giving concerts all summer There will be many novelties among the displays in the big Kxpositiou build ings this season The Lafliu- Hand Powder company wilHiave n novel show. It will consist of a working model of their im mense establishment,, which turns out tut' suiol*elt?sti powder used by tho govern ment Tln^aAVestinghouse fcleetnc and ManufactujJng company will present new and roried invention* in the shape of electrical motors and machinery and the electrical display in the big mechani cal hall will attract widespread attention 1 here will be whirring machinery on ali sides, .and t!?e lover of mcchanical pur suits will have plenty to interest, and in struct Wim. Another feature of uiachin cry hall will be a large tank filled with water, in which Captain Adams will give exhibitions of deep sea diving, showing the manner of conducting submarine operations, the use of torpedoboats and how the government mines are operated Another interesting exhibit will be a box making machine to l>e furnished by W h Doigof New York. It. will not only make Hie btTxes, but will print and stamp them, showing how tlfey are prepared for eommercial use. At the eirt ranee to the main building will l>? the rx liibit, of thn Smiiht^rn r;ill way, which will occupy the main foyer. 1 here will bo a miniature cotton field with workmen picking ootton, various woods and products of the soil along the line of that picturesque railway, and a large collection of minerals. The in teraor of the main building will be taste fully decorated in national oolors. Many new designs in the arrangement of the booths vyll be noticed and there will be a general rearrangement that wIM prove pleasing to every bed v. Up Hi the art gallery wlH be locaUni f he cinematograph withfieWsof delate Spaa4sh- American war. Another attractive feature In tJie amuKinent Ifce will be Hagenbeck's animal show, a collection ontrain?<l Hone bears and leopards, whieh aroused 'so "V'^iiiterost ameng the visitors to the >V orld ? fair in\phicago. Otliee alnuse toenta, located at tl?e lower end of the Kx position grounds, are the gravity wtilway and the merry go round, each 0/ which always ha* in fall quota of patrons among the younger set. ftxtremely low excursion rat** will be arranged 011 the various railway lines cen N-nng in. Pittsburg, and ?o doubt every body in vVestern Pennsylvania, Ka^tern 0|i?> and \\ est \ irginia, who can do so, will avail themselves of the opportunity to visit wne of the finest industrial exposi tion:) in the United States. Moving Into Town. H. E Stephan, who has been conducting a meat market in Gar ry Owen, will shortly move "up town." He has rented the com modious room lately vacated by Henry Fisher, in the Hennegan & Dal) block. The furniture is now in place, and about all that remains is for Stephan to move in. The location is much more desirable, and he should eDjoy an increased patronage. A Narrow Escape. Thankful words written by Mrs. Ada E. Hart, of Groton, S. D. : "Was taken with a bad cold which settled on mv lungs; cough set in and finally terminated in consump tion Four doctors gave me up, saying I could live but a short time. I gave myself up to my Savior, de t -.mined if I could n~t stay with rry friends on earth, I would meet my absent ones above. My hus bind was advised to get Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, C ?ughs and Colds. I gavt it a trial; took in all eight bottles. It has cured me, ana thank God I am saved and now a well and healthy woman." Trial bottles free at Hill & McCoach's drug store. Regular size 50c and $1.00. Guaranteed or money refunded. OIL NOTES, Con tinned from -ith Pace. adjoining farms. No freak, like the Dye-Brooks would hold out at the Marshall well's gait aiid the talent is becoming reconciled to the opinion that a prolific Keener pool in that immediate locality has been tapped. We are informed by Mr. Gordon that Yost & company's well on the Reed farm in the Wil son run pool which was reported last week good for 150 barrels, is only doing 50 barrels per day. Sev eral recent locations have been made and many new rigs are springing up. The most important of these is the well started by 'he Long Eddy Oil company on the Hupp farm, a mile and a half west of develop ments. Spudding was begun Fri day. Yost & Co. have the rig building for their No. 5 Reed and the stake driven for their No. 6. Their Knowlton No. 2 has the rig com pleted and will be started spudding this week. Their Poulton No. 2 is down about 500 feet. The Fisher Oil company have started the drill at their No. 8 Edwards. Many exciting stories have been told concerning the well lately drilled at Scio, Ohio. An investi gation, however, of these reports show that they are false and mis leading. W. F. Bovd, a well informed oil man, of this city, has just returned from the well and finds instead of a 50 barrel producer, a small Berea sand pumper. The well is making about 4 barrels a day and has never produced mors than that in a single day since its completion. While the well is very light, yet it is not entirelylvoidjof desirableftdeatures. AlsandJ6o>et jn Jthickness exists in"theJlocality fof tfie J well. This is of itself a remarkable feature. ,In this section the Berea is rarely over 30 feet thick and good produc crs have been developed where that was less than 20 feet in thickness. The oil produced at Scio compares favorably with the West Virginia and Pennsylvania product ai.d would be classed with the high grade product. Mr, Boyd is im pressed with the locality owing to the thickness of the sand and stated that he would not be surprised if a considerable pool would be eventu ally opened. From Tuesday's Daily. Not since the palmy days of Dog skin and the eventful scenes of Elk Fork has the operator been so busy planning and mapping out field! ?work. The impetus given the oil industry by dollar oil is truly mar velous. The wildcatter is return ing again from retired life and the , outlook for fall was never brighter, j People are flocking to the oil center from every quarter. Speculator* are infesting the city and the hotels are crowded. Every train brings many people who are anxious to embark in the oil industry. Leases are being taken wherever thsre is a possibility of oil being found and wildcat wells are starting in every direction. The week was opened I yesterday by Harvey, Cutler & Co. with a good well on the Glenden ning farm in the northeast exten sion of the Elk Fork pool, which will be followed by equally impor ! *ant strikes during the remaining portion of the week. This well is located 1 ,500 feet north of east of developments and adds considerable area to the producing limits of the field. There is no pos sible way to arrive at its produc tion yet. It has only been drilled into the first pay. At this point it I began flowing, and was shut down 1 until tankage could be erected and pipe line connections made. It is considered one of the best ever made in that locality, and the own ers are to be congratulated. Tank age will have been erected by to morrow, when it will be definitely known what the real output of the well will be. This strike has stim ulated and excited leaseholders in that locality wonderfully. They are falling all over each other in a lush to get wells started. Within the next ten days some thirty wells will be drilling in that immediate locality. This number of wells means the expenditure of at least $150,000. On reliable authority we are in formed that the Henry & McDon ald Oil company will make five lo cations on the Lloyd Gorrell farm. The Eastern Oil company have started their Nos. 6 and 7 Margaret Gorrell farm. A company composed of Sisters villians have the rig timbers on the ground, for their well on the Ed Mercer. Treat & Crawford have driven a few stakes on the John Wetzel, which they will drill at once. Brown & Co. are past due at their No. 2 John Duval. Yoke & Co. are reported drilling on the Morrow 14 acre tract.* The South Penn have started to drill at their Nos. 2 and 3 Cunningham. Childers & Co. are down 700 feet at their well on the Henthorn. There is no disputing the fact that the northeast extension of the Elk Fork pool is the busiest corner of the southwest field. In the older portion of the field the Elk Fork Oil & Gas company are due this week on the Eddy farm. Their No. 12 Hawkins is also drilling. Treat & Crawford are going along nicely at their No 1 1 Casan dria Thomas to the southwest of the field. IMPORTANT WELL. An important well will be com pleted today in Padens Valley on the Pollock farm. The company which is drilling it is composed of Harry Ihrig, J. W. Boyers, R. Broadwater and A1 Simons, of this city. It will be remembered that this well was started last fall but was n?ver completed. The company then operating disbanded and surrendered their in terests. After this was done the present company took charge and propose to drill several other wells in that locality if they are reason ably successful in their venture. They are drilling upon the the ory that a Keener pool exists just beyond the Injun production in the old Sistersville field. SHALLOW SAND WELL The South Penn Oil company havAlrilled through the Cow Run sand at their test on the Metzer farm in the Hebron pool on Brush run and have a duster in that form ation. The Carter Oil company were more fortunate on the Broad water farm. They failed to find oil in the top of the sand and first pro nounced it dry, but drilling was continued and a nice show of oil was found in the bottom of the sand. They have decided to shoot it and think they will have a fair shallow sand well. J. W. Henderson has completed his No. 8 Reed, back of St. Marys, : and will have a 20-barrel Cow Run sander. WILDCATTING IN MONROE. Monroe county which has re mained inactive for a long time is again attracting the attention of the fesiive wild catter and some important wells are being started. It is generally conceded that many more "Benwoods" and "Dog Skins" exist but the almost insur mountable obstacle is to locate them. However, the wildcatter is probing for them and perchance may be able to finp a new Eldora do. At Jackson's Ridge the Fisher Oil company are drilling an im portant test well cn the Marpel farm. The location Is purely a wild cat venture, being located nearly two miles from production, i In defined limits, in the Jackson Ridge field only three wells are at present drilling. Two miles northeast of the Old Dog Skin pool, Jones, Blackburn & Company are drilling an extreme ly important wildcat. The well is located on the Barcas farm and it was started on the theory that an extension to the Dog Skin pool in that direction should exist. The Long Reach Oil company has drilled in its No. i on the Reed farm near St Marys and will have a producer good for about 50 bar rels a day in the shallow sand. The weil is located about three quarters of a mile back of St. Marys. Their No. 2 on the same farm is drilling all right and if they have no accident this well will be in the sand Saturday. Their No. 3 is ready to start and drilling will be commenced at once. The same company's No. 1 on the Whetlatch farm about 3*3 miles back of Waverly, is in the top of the second Cow run sand and is re ported to be showing up for a good well. A Hn|i|?y Man. "I suffered with constipation and dyspepsia for five years, never having a natural operation. After eating I always felt as if there was a great lump in ray stomach. Four packages of Thompson's Tonic Tea entirely cured me. ? T. M. Mc Cracken, 323 Washington Avenue, Oil City, Pa. Trmtlm' Jtolto* of Snle. Notice is hereby given that by virtue of the authority vested in me by a certain deed of trust made and executed by B. A. Moses, to me as trustee, dated on the 1 2th day of December, 1896, and duly re corded in the clerk's office, of the county court of Tyler county, West Virginia, in deed of trust book No. 7, folio 330 and 531, the under signed trustee will, on Saturday, September the 3rd, 1898, at the front door of the post office, in the town of Sistersville, in said county and state, sell by way of public auction to the highest and best bid der therefore, the undivided one half interest in the real estate and personal property described and conveyed to me as trus tee in said trust deed, to wit: That certain lease for oil and gas purposes, situate in Meade district, Tyler county, West Vir ginia, known as the Hughes heirs farm, bounded and described as fol lows: North by lands of Mrs. Freeland; east by lands of Thomas Doak; south by lands of J. W. Loneberger, and west by lands of Thomas Freeland, containing 80 acres more or less, together with the oil wells, wood rigs, two 25 horse power boilers, three 25-horse power engines, t 2.000 feet of eight and one quarter inch casing. 16,000 feet of six and a quarter inch cas ing, 4,000 feet of 2-inch tubing, two 50 feet 10-inch pipe, 10,000 feet of lumber, all steam, gas and water lines and line pipe, in all about 6.000 feet, and all and singular the tanks, tools and appurtenances of said lease and said oil wells. TERMS OF SALE. = Cash in hand on day of sale. Said sale is made at the request of the Tyler County Bank, the cor poration for whose benefit said trust ! was executed, and who is the legal 'owner of the note, secured and de scribed in said trust. The title to said property is be lieved to be perfect, but selling as trustee, I will only convey such title as is vested in me by said deed 1 of trust. Given under my hand, this, the 17th day of August, 1898. Frank D, McCoy, ?d&w*i7-i6t Trustee.