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Terms? $1.00 Per Year, in Advance \?i VAT. XTV "\ _ Z. NO. 38 SISTERSVILLE, TYLER COUNTY, W. VAM WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1898. oil mm. THE OIL. MARKET. Tiona $i 12 Pennslyvania 1 02 Baraesville 92 j Corning : 87 New Castle 75 North Lima 73 South Lima 68: Indiana 68 From Saturday's Pailv. One of the principal features of the week in oil circles was the ad vauce of two cents in the market which occurred on Friday about noon. This was a feature which pleased everyone connected with the business in any way and was one which will have the effect of making work pretty brisk in all parts of the field during the fall and winter. Just such a thing as an advance in the market has been needed to put a little life into the operators, and the indications are that the advance oi" Friday was the very thing to stir them up. The advance coming: so late in the week when there had been nothing pre ceeding it was something of a sur prise to the talent, as, unless there has been some fluctuation during the early part of the week it is never expected that there will be anything of either a pleasing or dis pleasing nature on Friday or Satur day, yet when it is least looked lor is the time that the unexpected al ways happens. Oil has been hovering at one dollar for several weeks now, and there had finally come a sort of a presentment to some of the people engaged in the business, that it would be but a short time until there would be a decline. Of course, there are always those who take a pessimistic view of every thing from a funenal to a picnic, and these very same people are the ones who were predicting that oil would de cline before there would be a fur ther advance; in fact, a great many thought there never would be an advance beyond what the ' price was at that time, but they have] been badly fooled, and as a conse quence there are a great many thousand people in the oil fields who are happier. It was not the; high grade oils alone which were | advanced, but it was the low grades ! as well. The price of Lima oil to 1 day is higher than it has ever been i know before in the history of the 1 oil business, and as a result the' operators out there are pushing the drill with all their might. The advance in oil will have the effect of starting the operators and producers to work again. They will awake from the lethargic sleep into which they went last winter and spring and wili make the drill bounce verv merrily from this time' forward. There is no reason why they should not do so. There is any amount of territory which has j not been tested.^not alone in this' state, but in others, and it is only ! necessary tor the Standard Oil com- j pany to keep the oleaginous fluid at j some point above a dollar for them to get the intrepid operator to go to work and unearth new territory which will be all right. They will not go out and take a chance of sinking their money at a market of less than one dollar and no one can j blame them. There is but one place that operatiog can be made! pay with oil at such a figure and that is in territory where producers 1 are sure and certain ot getting large wells. The Wilson run pool came to the front during the week with a good big well which is located some distance adead of developments and! there will probably be quite a lot v . of work done over there in the near | future. At the present time there! are several wells drilling in that, section and preparations are being | made to drill a lot more. The well mentioned above which came in a good producer was that of Laugher & Co. on the Hupp farm which was drilled in on Thursday evening and was shot on Friday. When the well has been cleaned out there is not the least doubt but that it wfll make a good' producer. It is located to the north just about a mile and all the interviewing terri tory is thus opened up and is look ing flue. Quite a number of peo pie from Sistersville have some good leases over in that section ane they are all making prepara tions to drill their hoidings as soon as it is possible to do ao. There seems to be a prevailing opinion at the present time that there is still something in the old Wilson pool which has been round ed up and slandered so much. There is every indication that it may yet branch out and make at least a respectable showing and it is to be hoped it will. It seems that the farther west and north the drill is sent the better the wells are. Among those who are drilling there now are Gordon & Co. on the Poulton, Fisher Oil Co. on the Ed wards, the Wilson Run Oil Co on the Edwards, the United States Oil Co. , Carter Oil Co. , Laugher Bros, and others. The pool in the southwest that has been attracting the attention of the operators during the week has been i&k mn, in Washington coun ty, Ohio, about ten miles from this city. Ever since the first wells were started in that field there havebetn good producers, but the banner wells of the field were drilled in this week ? one of them as regards pro duction, and the other one as re gards extension of the field. The first well to be drilled in was that ol the Little Muskingum Oil company on the Martha Thomas ' farm, iocated about three miles' north of the Berea grit wells which had been drilled in over thtfre This well when drilled in to the Big Injun sand showed up for a small well and when they went on down to the Berea grit and got nothing they came to the conclusion the J best thing to do was to shoot the ! well in the Injun formation, which they did, with the result that they^ have a producer from the Injun, ! which will be good for about 60 to' 75 barrels a day when it has been j cleaned out and put in good shape. ! As the result of this strike there ! have been about a dozen wells lo cated in the last couple of days and the work on all of them will be rushed along as rapidlv as possible, j The fact that this well is so for ahead of developments, and that the formations were not nearly the same as those in the wells in the Berea grit territory, where some I showing of oil was found in the' Injun sand, leads some of those who have paid careful attention to | it to believe that an independent I pool has been opened up, and if such shouM Drove the case the extent of the pool is hard to tell, as there is a very large amount of ter- 1 riiory over there, which has never been tested. Ube Carter Oil com pany, Keeler & Co. , the Little Mus kingum Oil company, Carner & Al-j ford and several others have leases right up against the Thomas farm, and all of them will commence at once to get the rigs up and start to drilling on their leases as soon as 1 it is possible for them to do so. There is only one drawback to this territory, and that is, that to the j north about a quarter of a mile the Carter Oil company drilled in a very small well 011 the McL,ain farm. This may be a drawback to opera tions to the north, but on all other sides of the well there has not been anything drilled for a couple of ! miles, and there will be plenty of territory to be tested this whiter. While this strike was a very im portant one, yet it was not ot as much significance as the well which the Carter Oil company drilled in on the Moore farm about a mile west of the first wells drilled in in the E'k Run field. This well is conceded to be the best one that has yet been drilled in in the Berea grit formation over there and is es timated to be good for not less than ioo barrels a day and perhaps more than that amount. The well was drilled in on Thursday ^and has been flowing ever sincr. This well caused a great deal of excitement, as the.people who had leases over in that section did not in their wild est dreams expect that such a well would be the result. Tne Carter Cil company has quite a lot of ter ritory, and they are making prepa rations to drill it at once. On the Moore farm they have made the lo cations for three more wells, and the rigs for them will be started at once. They have also made the lo cation for No. i on the John Cullen farm. The outlook for the Elk Run field this fall and winter is all that could be expected or wished for with the market on the advance. The northeast extension of the Elk Fork pool in Tyler county is coming to ?.he front pretty rapidly and is assuming some important All the wells that have been drilled iu there so far have been good ones ' and the Glendenning No. I which was drilled in somt time ago is holding up at its original produc tion in nice shape. At this time there are about eight new wells starting out there and during the next thirty days there will be some important news to chronicle from that section. The Henry & Mc Donald Oil Co.'s well on the Mar garet Gorrell lease will be drilled into the sand during the next week. It is located near the Glendenning and it is almost certain it will be a good well and the owners will be sadly disappointed if it is not. Gaffney, Bruner & Co., Treat & Crawford and the Harvey-Cutler Oil Co. are all either drilling new wells or are about ready to start. Childers & Co. have finally gotten the tools out of the Henthorn and it shouid be iu the sand the coming week. From Monday's Daily. On Saturday Neely & Co. drilled in their fco. 3 on the Martin farm, ! about two miles back of Friendly in the Cow Run sand, and will liave a well good for not less than 35 barrels a day. This makes things down in that direction look a little brighter than they have for some time. For awhile it looked very much as though that territory would not amount to great deal, but there is still some hope for it. Neely & Co* have made the location and will commence to drill at a couple of other wells on this farm in a very short time. Several other parties 1 I who have stuff down there are mak i ing preparations to drill their hold* j ings. One beauty abou: this stuff ? is that ii does not cost a great deal ' to operate it and a well can be drilled lor a small amount of money. The Little Muskingum Oil com ! pany's well on the Martha Thomas farm, vvhich was drilled in the lat t ter part of last week and which has been shot and is now being cleaned out, will be good for about 40 to 50 barrels a day when completed. The well has been reported to be good for more than this amount, but the j showing of the well has been great ly exaggerated. That the well is a gooi one and that a nice Injun pool has been opened up there is not the least doubt. In the original Elk Run pool Shay & McMullen will be due in : the Injun sand in the morning at their No. i on the Schmeltzen bach farm. In this .part of the field good wells have been gotten iu not only the Bcrea grit but also in the Injun, and good showings have been found in the Cow Run and Maxton sands. There is no doubt that there are more oil pro ducing sands in this fie:d itian any other that has been discovered. Out at Wilson run Gordon & Co. No. 2 on the Poulton, which was drilled in the middle of last week has been shot and cleaned out and will be good for about 30 barrels a day. When first drilled in this well had every indication of a dry hole but the shot opened it up and now it will make a good producer. Laugher Bros, well on the Hupp farm, drilled in last week, also, lo cated about a miie ahead of devel opments, has been shot and is re-" ported to be good for not less than 25 to 30 barrels a day. Gorden & Co.'s No. 5 on the Reed farm will be ready to start drilling tomorrow. The derrick was completed Saturday night, and they started rigging up this morn ing. The Wilson Run Oil company have put the 6 casing in their IsTo. 1 on the J. and W. Edwards farm, and it shouid get the sand the latter part of the week. From Tuesday's Daily. The Carter Oil company have drilled in their No. 1 on the This tle farm out on Middle Island, in the vicinity of the J. T. Jones & Co.'s big well on ;he Marshall farm and will have a big gasser. The well was drilled in last night and when the drill struck the sand there was a slight showing of oil with a large volume of gas. At first it was thought the well would make a big producer, but the oil was soon blown out by the gas, pnd there is now very little showing of oil. This is a disap pointment to those who have terri tory in tbat section, as it was ex pected the wtII would make a good producer on account of its close proximity to the big Marshall well. The Carter Oil Co. and J >nes are both drilling several wells in this territory and one of Jones' wells on the Marshall farm should be in the sand in a few days. The Harvey-Cutler Oil company have shot their No. 1 on the Glen denning farm in the northeast ex tension of the Elk Fork pool and will have a producer good for about 100 barrels a day. The well had declined to less than 100 a day and the shot brought it up to a better figure than that amount. The same company hav* their No. 2 on the Glendenning farm rigged up and started spudding this morning. At their No. 1 on the Wetzel farm in close proxmity the Glen denning well, Treat & Crawford finished rigging up this morning, and commenced spudding. The rig for No 2 is about com pleted, and they will start rigging up on it in a couple of days. It will be drilling the latter part of the week. Treat & Crawford's No. 1 on the Oasandra Thomas farm, in the southwest extension of the Elk Fork field, will be due in the sand Friday or Saturday. This well is / considered important, as it is some distance from developments. Shrvock & Faltz's No. i on the Woodburn farm about two miles! southeast of Midaleboume, is cer i tainly having a run of bad luck. : There has been a string of tools in j the hole for some liine and rhej other day the fishing tools were lost. . Neely & Co. are building the rig for their No. 2 on the Martin farm back of Friendly and vrill com mence spudding in a few days. THREW A NfOWE j At II In WlTe and tint 925 nud routs nn?l Thirty Days In Jail. Yesterday Samuel Carter, a young man living out in the coun ty, was up before 'Squire Hissam on the charge of assault preferred by his wife, with whom he has not been living lor some time. It seems from the evidence adduced that Carter in passing by the home of his wife a few days ago saw the lady and called her some very vile names. She resented this and told him she was not what he called her. One word brought on another and finally Carter picked up a s one and threw it, striking Mrs Carter on the arm and hurting it so badly that she allowed the baby which she! was carrying to fall and it was hurt badly. Mrs. Carter made information against her husband and at the trial I which was conducted before 'Squire Hissam yesterday, it wTas shown that Carter was guilty and he was given a sentence of $25 and cos:sj and thirty days in the county jail. It's folly to suffer from that hor rible plague of the night, itching piles. Doan's Ointment cnre.O quickly and permanently. At any drug store, 50 cents. THE NEWOItlCEM Of tbeKiate Council of ih? Jnnlor Or der r oiled Americaa Mrcbftuloa. Following will be found a list of the officers elected at the meeting of the state council of the Junior 0;der of the United American ' Me chanics, which was held in Hunt ington, this week. State Councilor, W. F. Wilson, No. 17. Monongah, Marion county; State Vice Councilor, M. B. Sum mers, Doddridge county; Conduct or, G D. Rhodes, Huntington; State Council Warden, I. M. i Swisher, Berlin, Lewis county; State Council Inside Sentinel, O. B. Goodwin, Queens, Upshur coun ty; State Council Outside Sentinel, J. M. Lazear, West Liberty; State Council Chaplain, W. K. Mc- , ' Do well, Rock Cave, Upshur county; 'j Representative to National Council, C M. Bennett, Glenville, Gilmer cjunty. * ! I -Serious Case of Itching: and Bleedlnff Pile* Cured. For nearly a year I was afflicted u with itching and bleeding piles, and was so bad that I could not sit down without a great deal of pain. I doctored and used all the different ' kinds of pile medicine I could hear of, without any benefit. Six months ago I tried San-Cura Ointment; the second application gave me great relitf, and half a bottle cured me 1 completely. I have had no trouble j since. M. W. Buchanan, Titusville, Pa. < . j Sold by C. W. Grier. Left fur Oreiroi. 1 Yesterday morning Johti E. Mo |Guire, the well known manaeer j for the Kanawha Oil company in v i this section, received a telegram stating that his mother who had been visiting her son in Portland, Oregon, was dangerously ill and was not expected to live more than a couple of days. Mr. McGuire left Inst evening for that point and will remain with his mother until there is a change for the worse or better. f.i. .iirfJJj This is a ver\ handsome Rocking Chair, and is a favorite with thv Ladies, because it is such a g^od <]>uir, having no arms to be in th wa\ . It is vt-ry Comfortable, Strong and Stylish, and a 'great bargrin at u'l .? 'r i'j ' ! s^\i ? " ? the price we arc hs king This chair has an ' antique gloss finish ? f' '*?? ?? ? ? ? r . .. w 1 Only One w ill bo sold to a family. SMITH & 30ESHAR, Homefurnishers.