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Opposite Oil ?ell Suppl? Go-. Carles St. solicit a sl^are of ^our patronage. Good Rigs, Good Service, Good Feed. ?E have on hand an elegant line of Surreys, Buckboaras, Buggies, Carriages and Wagons, which we will sell at astonishingly low prices. Good horses of every description for every purpose at a bargain. OIL NEWS. Continnert from 4th Page. oil is becoming more general each year, which the production is con tinually declining, show very plain ly that the market should go up in stead of down, as it did one day during the last week. The State of West Virginia produces more than one-half of the high grade oil ot the present time, and the produc tion is falling off here right along in a territory which for productivess has not been equalled for a great many years. The writer will make a prediction that oil will start up along the line in less than two weeks, and that it will not stop un til it has reached a mark where it will be possidble for the operators to go out drilling wild cat territory without being in danger of break ing up if they should not get wells of better than 50 barrels a day. As it is at present, they are compelled to get large wells when drilling in wildcat territory, for the very sim ple reason that small wells will not pay at the price now being paid for the crude product. It looks very much as though the operators have been working to gether during the past year, judg ing from the way they have been acting. Some times one almost be lieves they have a secret under standing ot some kind in regard to drilling with the market at such a figure. They have not been doing ing any wildcatting and they will do very little this fall and winter unless the price of the commoditv goes to a point where it will be pos sible for them to make some money in so doing. The territory over in Washing ton county in the Elk Fork pool which has been attracting a great deal of attention for some weeks is still the magnet which draws the at tention of a great many people. The outlook in that section at the present time is very bright for the opening up of a good pool and the consensus of opinion seems to be that one will be opened there. As matters stand at the present time there is not a pool in the world which is producing from as many different sands as is Elk Run and there is no telling where they will get the pay in the next well. There is quite a lot of new work being started m fill parts of UWt and during the next twenty days there will be some im portant wells drilled in over there. The Carter Oil company which lias a large block of leases in that section, has made the loca tion for a number of wells, for part of which the rigs are now being built and for the others the rig tim bers are being put on the ground. Cummings & Co., who opened up the field have made several lo cations on their Smith lease and are making preparations for building the rigs. Shay & McMullen have made the location for a well on the Bohlen lease, the rig for which is being built now, and two locations on the Schmeltzenbach, where the timbers are being put on the ground for the rigs. All the wells that have been drilled in over there so far have been holding up in their production in good shape. The wells are not very large ones, but they are stay ers and will last for a long time. The Little Muskingum Oil com pany started to spud today at their No. 2 on the Martha Thomas farm, in the extreme northern part of the field. Treat & Crawford's No. i on the Martha Thomas farm which was reported dry yesterday at about two screws in the sand, developed a very heavy gas pressure late yes terday afternoon after it had been drilled deeper and there is some reason to believe now that a pro ducer may be gotten there. Those who know that territory claim that the gas is always found above the oil and a great many, expressed the opinion last evening that a good well would be gotten there. The Elk Fork Oil & Gas Co., L. A. Brenneman receiver, has drilled in their No. 4 on the Tuttle farm in the Elk Fork field and will have a producer good for about 40 bar rels in the Injun sand. It has been generally supposed during the past two yearg that all the wells which have been gotten in the Elk Fork field have been in the Big Injun sand, but the devel opments which have occurred out in that field during the past few months have lead the operators to believe such was not the case. When the big wells were being drilled in there some time ago a controversy was started in regard to what sand the pay was found in but the operators were too busy at that time to take any part in the controversy and the matter was dropped although it seemed that those who contended the oil was found in the Injun had the best of the argument. Now the matter has come to the front again and this time a majority of the people are of the opinion that the oil which has been taken out of the Elk Fork field was the product of the' Keener sand development 1 and that the Big Injun develop ment has not been tested. A prom inent operator in speaking of the matter today stated that he believed that such was the case and he was of the opinion that most of the peo ple who had drilled wells out there were of the same opinion. It is understood now that quite a lot of the wells which have been producing oil out there will be drilled deeper in the hope of finding a better pay in the lower sand. The wells which will be drilled deeper are those which have declined so much in their production that it is no longer profitable to operate them. The operator quoted above who has drilled a number of wells out in the Elk Fork field, stated that he thought his company would drill one or two of their wells to the lower sand and he seemed to think that there would be something worth while lound there. The United States Oil company's No. i on the Ullman farm about a quarter of a mile ahead of develop ments, in the Wilson territory, which was drilled in the early part of the week, and reported a myste ry is being: tubed and the rods put in, and it is believed that when it has been started to pumping, it will be good for about 25 barrels a day. The Wilson Run Oil company's well on the Edwards farm, which was drilled in the early part of the week, will have the rods in today, and will be started to pumping the early part of the week. This well will be good lor about 35 barrels when started to pumping. Over on Jackson ridge, in Monroe county, the Fisher Oil company has drilled in their No. 3 on the Prague farm and will have a producer good for about 16 barrels a day in the Keener sand. Barnsdall & Co. have drilled in their No. 2 on the Hunter lease, in the same territory, and it will be good for about 20 barrels a day. The Ann Oil company has drilled in their No. 1 on the Steed in the same territory and will have a well good for about 10 barrels a day. J. T. Jones & Co.'s No. 2 on the Parr farm out on Big Buffalo, near the well drilled in some time ago on the Marshall farm, has been completed and it will be good for about 30 barrels a day. From Monday's Daily. An important well in the north east extension of the Klk Fork pool which is due in the sand today, but from which nothing has been heard up to the time of going to press, is Childers & Co.'s No. i on the Henthorn farm which has been expected in for several days. This well is located some distance in ad vance and its advent has been watched for very closely by a large number of persons who have terri tory in that section as it will open up considerable new staff in case it came in a good producer. The well will probably be in some time this evening. The South Penn Oil company got the first dry hole in the north ern part of the Elk Fork pool that has been drilled in for a long time. It is their No. 3 on the Cunning ham farm which was completed 75 feet in the sand yesterday and is a rank duster. j Yoke & Co. are drilling at about 600 feet at their well on the Morrow farm. ? The wildcat well being drilled on the Bowser farm, by Nolan & ' Phillips a mile and a half ahead to the northwest will be due the latter j part of the week it is expected. This [well is located only a short distance from a number of dry holes and it will be a surprise if it comes in a good producer. The Little Muskingum Oil com pany is drilling at about 400 feet at I their No. 2 on the Martha Thomas farm in the Elk Run territory. The Carter Oil company has the rig for their No. 1 on the Dye farm building and it will be completed in a couple of days. This well will be drilling the latter part of the week. Keeler, Kohl & Co.'s No. 1 rig on the Harvey farm has been com- 1 pleted and spudding will be com menced as soon as it can be rigged up. The Carter Oil company has com pleted the rig and will commence spudding in a couple of days at their No. 1 on the Cox farm. From Tuesday's Daily. There was another advance in the price of credit balances today, the price, of all the high grades of oil going up two cents on the bar rel and the low grade oils advanc ing one cent This is only what is to be expected and there is not the least doubt but the price of credit balances will go still higher. It looks very much as though the pre dictions made last week by the Oil Review that oil would be $1.10 in less than a month would come true. There is every reason why it should. The report of the situa tion for the month of September shows that there were less wells completed which were good produc ers than for several months, and the decrease in the stocks amounted to about 900,000 barrels. Any one with common sense will see that the situation is very bearish and there is little doubt that there will ' be another advance in a very short time. It is the candid opinion of nearly all the best informed oil men that oil will go higher this winter than it has been for two or three years, and the Review feels safe in reiterating its prediction of a few days ago that "oil will be quoted at $1.50 in less than three months." Childers & Co.'s No. 1 on the Henthorn farm in the northern extension of the Elk Fork field has been drilled in and is a rank dus ter. This well coming in dry gives some of the territory in the northeast extension a very black eye. It is located about 1,000 feet northeast ot the Clendenning No. 1 in a direct line and only about 1 ,500 feet east of the dry hole drilled in on the Cunningham farm a tew days ago. It is on the west line of the Musser farm and makes several of the leases in that section of the field look very bad. There is an immense amount of i work being done in that part of i the Elk Fork field and it will be i but a few days until there should i be some important wells in the ; sand. As an evidence of the ? amount of work in contemplation , out there seven new cables were'sent : out into that section today and sev eral more will go out tomorrow, i The Carter Oil company has ; what is thought to be a great find : in the deep sand territory in Wet : zel county, out near Piney Fork. In that section, heretofore wells which were good producers have! . only been found in the Gordon sand, but when this well was drilled into the Big Injun it showed up for a good producer, and the company has decided to operate it. It will be tubed and pumped and it is be-; lieved will be good for from 75 to 100 barrels per day. The same company is rigging up at their No. 1 on the Martha An-[( derson farm in the same territory and spudding will be commenced in a couple of days. The Victor Oil & Gas Co. will put the 6}( casing in their No. 5 on the Anthney farm out near the Jug tomorrow or Thursday and should be in the sand the first of next week. Treat & Crawford's No. 1 on the Wetzel farm in the northeast ex tension of the Elk Fork field will j put in the 6j/( casing the latter1 part of the week and should be in the sand about the middle of next 1 week. The Victor Oil & Gas Co.'s No. ! 5 on the Furbee farm on McElroy j creek is drilling at about 700 feet ! Their No. 2 on the Edgel farm on ! Sugar creek is drilling at about 400 feet. Robbed tbe Grave. A startling incident, of which Mr. John Oliver, of Philadelphia, was the subject, is narrated by him as follows: "I was in a most dreadful condition. My skin was almost yel low, eyes sunken, tongue coated, pain continually in back and sides, no appetite ? gradually growing weaker day by day. Three physi cians had given me up. Fortu nately a friend advised trying Elec tric Bitters, and to my gieit joy and surprise, the first bottle made a decided improvement. I contin ued its use for three weeks and am now a well man. I know they saved my life and robbed the grave of another victim. " No one should fail to try them. Only 50 cents a bottle at Hill & McCoach's drug store. The M. E. conference of this! state, which has been in session for j the past week at Mannington, closed its session last evening. The ap pointments for this county and sec tion of the state are as follows; For Sistersville. Rev. H. B. Bowden, who has been here for the past year will remain here another year, his congregation having petitioned con ference for his return. O. Given is the supply for Hebron; W. E. Lov ett goes to Middiebourne; T. F. Burning, Pursley; C. Warman, St. Marys; F. P. Dunbar, Shiloh. A Doig'a Louie Journey, "Joe," a well known and popular dog, belonging to Mrs. 01i\er Speer, of north Wells street, was started to New Brunswick, in the Dominion of Canada, today, where Mr. Speer resides. At the depot this morning, Joe didn't take kind ly to his box, but was finally in duced to yield. The noise of the train drowned his piteous howls and by this time no doubt he is en joying his car ride, clear across the New England States on the Wood stock, N. B. A Hot September* The month just closed was a scorcher. The first six days of the month ranged from 96 down to 90 degrees, and there were fourteen days that ranged from 80 to 89 de grees. The lowest temperature was 45 degrees on the 14th, and the average temperature for the month was 71 degrees. The total rainfall was 2.09 inches, while the total rainfall for September, 1897, was only .46 of an inch. The high est velocity of the wind was 41 miles an hour on the 4}h. Three Doctors in Consultation. When you are sick, what you like 1 best is to be chosen for a medicine j in the first place; what experience! tells you is best, to be chosen in the second place; what reason (i. e., Theory) says is best is to be chosen in the last place. But if you can get Dr. Inclination, Dr. Experi ence and Dr. Reason to hold a con sultation together, they will give j you the best advice that can be ' taken. ? Benjamin Franklin. When you have a bad cold Dr. j Inclination would recommend Chamberlain's Cough Remedy be cause it is safe and pleasant to take. Dr. Experience would recommend it because it never fails to effect a speedy and permanent cure. Dr. Reason would recommend it be cause it is prepared on scientific principles, and acts on nature's plan in relieving the lungs, opening the secretions and restoring the system to a natural and healthy condition. For sale by C. W. Grier. G. E. Foster, president and gen eral manager of the Atlas Oil com pany, who has been on a business trip to Pittsburg and other points north for several days, returned to the city this morning. Cbwtaat Season Opened. The season of the year for chest nut hunting has arrived and daily there are several parties going ont from this city 01P the hunt of the luscious nut. Those who have been out report the crop to be only a medium one and that the nuts are very small. Nightly Emissions, Evil Dreams, ' Wasting diseases and all affects of self -abuse ok excess and indiscretion. Restores Lost Vitality* Power and Failing Memory. Wards off Insanity and consumption. Cores when all others fall. Insist on having VITA LIS. no other. Cnn be carried In the vest pocket. By mail fl.OO per package or six for 95.00 with a guarantee to Care or Refund the Mon?y. Circular Free. Address CALUMET CURE CO., 334 Dearborn St Chicago FOR SALE BY Hill & McCoach and C. W. Grier 95 iy Agents. NOTICE TO Tax Payers! I will be in the several districts of this coun ty either in person or by deputy for the purpose of receiving taxes in Tyler Coun ty for the year 1898, at the following pla ces: CENTREVILLE DISTRICT. Deep Valley, Monday, October ioth. Alma, Tuesday; October nth. Bearsville, Wednesday, October 12th. MEADE DISTRICT.! A. Broadwater's Thursday, October 13th. Wick, Friday, October 14th. C. P. Tus tin's Store, Saturday, October 15th, ELLSWORTH DISTRICT. Middlebourne, Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday. Oc tober 17th, 18th and 19th, Iuka, Thursday, October 20th. Kidwell, Friday, October 21st. LINCOLN DISTRICT. E. Ice's Store, Saturday, October 22nd. Pursley P. O., Thursday, October 27th. Sistersville, Friday and Saturday, Oct, 28th and 29th, Mcelroy district. Big Moses, Monday, October 24th, Alvy. Tuesday, October 25th. Shirley, Wednesday, October 26th. UNION DISTRICT. Little P. O., Monday, Octocer 24th, Shiloh, Tuesday' October 25th. Friendly, Wednesday, October 26th. Parties paying ALL their taxes for the year 1898 with-in the month of October, will be given a discount of 2l/2 per cent, as provided by Ch. 30 Section 6 of the Code of West Virginia. S. G. PYLE, Sheriff of Tyler County.