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FORMERLY JTYLER DEMOCRAT. I j. h. KcCOT, Editor aid Prop'r, SisiersTUle, W. Ta I SUBSCRIPTION, ia months, in Advance, |i.oo ? 6 5o ? m 3 25 I Kutered at the P. O. at Sistersville as Second I class mail matter. I WEDNESDAY SEPT. 14. 1898. DEMOCRATIC TICKET. I For Representative In Congress, First Congres I ssonal District, I JACKSON V. BLAIR, of Doddridge County. LE6INL4 I I RK. I For Delegate District, W. R. R1NE, I of Tyler County. I The republican county conven I tion is a thing of the past, and the i nominees are men unknown to Sis tersville, the two important officers, the candidates for the House of Delegates and County Commission er are residents of Centerville and Ellsworth districts, and Hughes, the man who so grossly misrepre sented us in the legislature two years ago, is again the nominee of ! the republican party, and he has been nominated, with the cxpecta ? tion that he will be a follower of | and do only such things as will be ! well pleasing to Hardman and Lis gang. We know from actual ex- j perience, demonstrated beyond all doubt, that Hughes is against this city, heart and soul. We know that Iris election means defeat of our much needed charter, of the pre- J posed independent court and every thing else that the crowd who run this county think would add to the comfort and prosperity of this city. Mr. Weeklv nominated as a member of the county court lives! on Muddy creek, in Ellsworth dis trict, about 14 miles from this city, and if our information is correct, and we believe it is, he is a man who will oppose Sistersville with all his power and vim. He is an out and out opponent to license or anything else that would in his judgement be of any aid to this city. We do not think thit any one will for a moment dispute a single statement we have made. Then what'are we going to do? Are we going to sit quietly down and allow our city to be kept frcm "advancing and improving to simply gratify the unreasoning prejudices of a few men, wonderfully small minded, narrow, bigoted and unreasoning. In other words, is ignorance and prejudice to govern us longer, or will we raise from sloth, go to work and defeat these creatures so openly determined to injure .our city. In 1896, the total vote polled in this county for McKinley and Bry an was 4,218 votes. Of this num ber Lincoln district polled 1,423 votes, one-third of all the votes cast in the county. We think we are entitled to some recognition, but we have been turned down, and delegates at the convention Satur day openly expressed themselves as being opposed to any man from this city for the simple and only reason .that tjiey lived here. In other words, the leaders have openly de dared war to the bitter end against /9?r city. They make no effort cow to screen their hypocrisy, but come out openly and boldly and declare themselves against the city. This is the way matters stand to day. Now, what are we as free American people to do? Will we sit down and let the infamous rotten gang run us and domineer over us, and we submit without a struggle? We hope not, and the Review is here to fight the battle as best we can. We do nol oppose any pert of the county. We do not ask for the county seat to be located here. We do not ask for anything that will cost the county a single penny. We only ask for laws that will en able our city to grow, improve and become more attractive and more permanent. We do not try to run the county or any town in it. We do not oppose any man on account of where he resides. We have no ill will against any section of the couuty or people. All we ask is that we be allowed to grow and im prove and govern our own city as the almost unanimous verdict ot our own people say it should be governed. There is no politics in this matter, it is simply a matter of, prejudice and iguorance against ! progress and improvment. We think the nearly fifteen hun dred voters here will be heard from this fall in a way that will count. We believe our people are now convinced that we cannot ever hope for anything so long as the old po litical gang control the candidates as they now do, and have done. It is a question of home protection against prejudice and passion. \\ e ought to win, and we must win. - In this issue appears a call for a democratic mass canvention to be held at Middlebourne on Saturday, the 24th; also, for conventions to be .held Saturday next to nominate district officers for members ot the Board of Education and constables. There is to be nominated in this city a President ot the Board of Education and a member of the Board, 3nd also two constables. Uriah Kimble is the only man so far who announced himself for con stable. There is to be another man nominated and any who want the position should make their an nouncements at once. It is impor tant to all business men to have nominated and el zcted two good con stables. Politics should cut no fig ure in selecting either constables or school officers. An effort should be made to select the very best available men we can get. These offices are very important and should receive 'jareful and only the | best selections. m ??? Some people pretend to believe that there is nothing in the many reports about the way the soldiers are being mistreated. President McKinley seems to have a different opinion and has ordered an inves tigation of the charges. We hope it will be a real and bona fide in quiry and not a political white wash. If our soldier boys have been cruelly treated we want to know it and we want to know who did the inhuman acts; if the reports are false, we want to know that. We fear, however, that it will be a po litical investigation and will amount substantially to nothing. ? ? There is only one remedy to break up the crowd that runs our county and that is to elect men not their choice, just one dose of this kind will forever after settle the question and Sistersville will al ways have a hearing in all the con ventions. So long as our people jujport the gangs nominees, just so long will we be turned down. The voters here have the remedy if they only apply it. m ??? Push the work along of number ing the houses and naming the streets. Jnst as soon as this work is finished we will have our mail delivered and we will take another step towards having all the con veniences of a metropolitan city. % . ' ' ' "f I . Dr. Riley, of New Matamora?, gives a description in this paper to day of his trip in search of tfis son. Read it and then draw your own conclusions. The doctor does not think our soldier boys are getting very good treatment, but in arriv ing at this conclusion he is backed up by thousands of others. There must be some fire where there is so much smoke. ? The republican bosses will now be urging the republicans to stand by the nominees of the party; When you are asked to stand by Hughes for the House of Delegates, to vote for him because he is the nominee of the bosses, just ask your ques tioner if you have not the same right to oppose Hughes and bolt his nomination as Hughes himself has, when he bolted the republican convention at Wheeling only a lew weeks since. It will be remembered that Hughes was in the Congressional convention at Wheeling at which time Hardman and his crowd walked out of the convention. In the crowd that in this way bolted the convention was our dear and sainted friend Hughes, the iden tical man who now wants the re publicans to vote for him. He will no doubt urge all to support him because he is the nominee of a minority ot the dele gate vote, but he should not try Ic deprive other republicans of the same right he exercised only a few weeks since of bolting a conven tion when he wants to do so. He is a nice man to talk party. A fair and square bolter against a party nominee in which politics cuts a great figure. Dovernor as a con gressman represents the republi can party on national issues, but Hughes walked out of the conven tion along with Hardman and bis gang because they could not run it. Now, you are asked to vote for a bolter. Don't do it. He is an unfair representative, and a bolter. Vote him down; if you ever did a good act in your life, you cannot do a better one than to cast you * ballot against this bolter- of only a few weeks ago. And we believe he will get it where McDougal got the brick? in the neck. We oppose Hnghes for the leg islature because he is opposed to Sistersvil'e and is always ready to obey the demands ot Hardman and i his followers to the detriment of all the rest of the county. If the town of Friendly, Long Reach, Alvy or any other town wanted a new charter or to become a town the Hardman gang would oppose them just as bitterly as they op pose Sistersville. There is no doubt about this at all. They are determined to control the county and in order to do so must keep the towns from growing and add ing voters to the population that will keep the vote down and so the bosses can run and bleed the county. ^ ??i tm The way the republicans here are cussing Sheriff Pyle is a cau tion. They claim he had the pow er to nominate Gregory, but refused or neglected to vote when the test came. We don't know anything about the matter, but the air is pretty hot in republican headquar ters when the sheriff's name is mentioned. * -??>? > Oil news is very scarce* There are a number of wells nearing the top of the sand that will be in next week and we hope they will all be gushers. ?? ^ hi Talk up the project for starting a college in this city. We could not make abetter investment - ?".* ? ?? ? '? Just think of the bloody Star sup porting a populist for office. The Sta!r would support the devil for lor Sunday school superintendent if his majesty was on the republican ticket. ? ? Don't bolt vour food, it irritates your stomach. Choose digestible food and chew it. Indigestion is a dangerous sickness. Proper care prevents it. Shaker Digestive Cor dial cures it. That is the long and short of indigestion. Now the question is: Have you got indiges tion? Yes, if you have pain or dis comfort afcer eating, headache, diz ziness, nausea, offensive breath, heartburn, languor, weakness, fev er, jaundice, flatulence, loss of ap petite, instability, constipation, etc. Yes, you have indigestion. To cure it, take Shaker Digestive Cor dial. The medical herbs and plants of which Shaker Digestive Cordial is composed, ielp to digest the food in your stomach; help to strengthen your stomach. When your stom ach is strouS care will keep it so. Shaker Digestive Cordial is for sale by druggists, price 10 cents to $1.00 per bottle. One of the latest swindling tricks is operated by two men, one of a rustic appearance and the other be ing stylishly dressed. The rustic goes into a hotel and inquires for the other fellow, saying that be 1 janed him $50 a few days ago and that he was to meet him at the ho tel and get it back. The landlord laughs and plainly states the fellow who borrowed the #50 is a swin dler and will not turn up. The rustic is confident that he will get the money back and bets the land lord $25 to that effect. In a short time a well dressed man calls for tbe other fellow, pays him $50 and pocketing the landlord's $25, the pair ?>f strangers disappear, There is too much fiction in 6Uf literature. Too much space given and time spent over the story which is neither innocent nor interesting. One ot the magazines recently ap peared without even one story, giv ing as its excuse that the modern story is "heavy" reading, and real ly had no plot. It takes something to make a story out of. A new line of wedding invita tions and marriage certificates just in at the Review office. 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 nervous troubles. We mean he can cure himself right away by taking Electric Bitters. This medicine toues up the whole system, acts as a stimulant to liver and kidneys, is a blood purifier and nerve tonic. It cures constipation, headache, mel ancholia, fainting spells and sleep lessness. It is purely vegetable, a mild laxative, and restores the sys tem to its natural vigor. Try Elec trie Bitters and be convinced that they are a miracle worker. Every bottle guaranteed. Only 50 cents a bottle at Hill & McCoach's drug store. Wfdillnic Anniversary. Last Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. G. M. McCoy celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary. The pleasant affair was in the nature of a surprise to the husband. Mrs. McCoy had quietly invited a few of her brothers, sisters and other friends to meet at her4home, while the poor, innocent husband was re quired to attend to his duties until 8 o'clock, when he was allowed to go home, but he was not in an overly good humor, but when he opened the door of his home and witnessed the crowd present, he quietly admitted the good lady of the house had surprised him fully. After congratulations and the many handsome presents had been ex amined and admired, the happy party spent a pleasant evening in social amusements of various kinds which were highly enjoyed and will be remembered by all with pleasure. A plendid lunch was served and we almost foundered on good things. It was certainly a pleasant and memorable occasion. Among the guests present were Mrs. G. B. Slemaker, Mrs. Charles Thistle, Misses Tulia and Pearl Graham and Master George and Harry Graham; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McCoy and children, Thomas J. and Nella; Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Mc Coy; Mr. and Mrs. A.S. McCoy and Mr. and Mrs. Friend Wells and children, Frances and George. Look down, you gods, And on this couple drop a blessed crown. OIL MIS. THE OIL MARKET. IHona $i io Pennslyvania i oo Barnesville *..... 90 Corning 83 New Castle 75 North Lima 73 South Lima 68 fndlana 68 From Monday's Daily. The well drilled in the latter part of the week on the Martha Thomas farm in the Elk Run territory, by Cowell & Altenberg, which was dry in the Berea grit formation will make a good producer from the Big Injun. The first pay in that form ation showed up for about 10 bar rels a day and the second will be good for even more than that amount. It is the intention of the owners to shoot the well tomorrow or next day in the Injun, and it is believed it will be good for about 50 to 60 barrels a day. These people have so much confidence in their territory that they have made preparations to drill another well on the same farm at once. The location for the second well has been made, and the rig will be started as soon as it is possible to get the timbers on the ground. It seems to be the opinion among a great many of those who have been at the well that a new Injun pool has been opened up by the Thomas No. The formations in this well are entirely different forms than in any of the other wells that have been drilled in that section. In this well about 45 feet of Keener sand was found and then a big break before the Injun was gotten. There is a showing of about 60 feet of Injnc sand, and this is a great deal more than any of the other wells showed. I11 this sdction the Carter Oil Co. has a large amount of territory and j ^ it is the intention of this company to commence the work of drilling their holdings in a very short time. They have a tract of about 2000 acres and a number of wells will be drilled on it this fall and winter. Kohl, Keeler and Simon, who have a lease on the Harvey farm, near the Thomas, made arrange ments today to drill a well on it. The site has been selected and the rig will be started about the middle of the week. Out in the Elk Fork territory the Henry & Macdonald Oil company have made the location and are building the rig at thtir No. 2 on the J. T. A. Hawkins. The rig will be completed the middle of the week and drilling will be com meeced as soon as it can be rigged up. The same company have put the 8^2 casing in their No. i Margaret Gorrell and with good luck this well should get the sane the early part of ntxt week. It is located a little way in advance in the north eastern extension of the Elk Fork pool and will be of some impor tance. Tomorrow the same company will commence spudding at their No. i on the John Eastham farm on Crow's run, next week, near the Elk Fork pool. This well is a wildcat venture and should it come in a good producer, will open up considerable new territory. From Tuesday's Daily. . Cowell & Altenberg went over to their No. i Alartha Thomas in the Elk Run territory this morning, and the well will be shot some time today. Yesterday they sent out a tank, and as soon as it has been built the well will be shot. There is not the least doubt but that it will make a good producer. It has shown up first class in all the pays of the Big Injun formation. There will be a large amount of other work started in that section in a very short time. Kohl & Co. have made the location for their Nos. i and 2 on the Harvey farm, Cowell & Altenberg have made the location for their No. 2, and the Carter Oil company, which has a large amount oP territory in that section has made arrangements to test it and will diill several wells in the near future. Over in the Wilson run territory Yost & Co. have drilled in their No.| ?4 " ? \ 2 on the Poulton farm and will have a producer good for about 75 barrels a day natural. The well will be shot and cleaned out and it is be lieved it will make better than 100 barrels a day when this has been done. In the Wilson run territory about a mile to the northeast there is an important well drilling on the Hupp farm by Laugher Bros. It is far enough ahead of develop ments to make it extremely inter esting and its advent will be watched with a great deal of inter est. The well will be due in the sand this evening or tomorrow and quite a number of the talent went out this afternoon to see it drilled in. Norris & Co., who have the rig upon cne ot the Edwards farm over there are rigging up and will be ready to commence to spud to morrow morning. Gordon & Co.commenced rigging up yesterday at their No. 5 on the Reed and will commence spudding the latter part of the week. The Fisher Oil company has made the location and are building the rig for their No. 1 on the Snod grass 200 -acre farm. The rig will be completed the latter part of the week and drilling will be com menced as soon as it can be rigged up. The United States Oil Company have put the 8% casing in their No. 1 on the U;lman. This well is located about a mile north of the production, and is a good test of the territory in that direction. i he Long Reach Oil company have grilled in their No, 1 on the Whetlatch farm, 5*4 miles b*ck of Waverly, and will have a producer good for about 40 barrels a day in the salt sand. The same company's No. 2 on the Reynolds farm, near St. Marys, will be due in the sand tomor row; and their Nor 3 on the same farm Should fre in tnc sand the first of next week. The Hyde & Campbell well oil the Thomas farm, three miles north of Elk Run, tame in dry in the Berea grit, but will he shot tomor row in the Injun, and it is believed will be good ior 75 barrels. Marietta parties are making a location on the ? CoiFinan farm, southwest of the ciry. 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