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FOR MERLYBTYLE R ? DEMOCRAT, J. h, IcCOY, Editor aid Prop'r, sistersTllle, f . Ya SUBSCRIPTION, ia months, in Advance, $1.00 e " " ?? 50 H 3 .. .. .. a5 Entered at the P. O. at Sistersville as Second class mail matter. WEDNESDAY OCT. 12, 1898. DEMOCRATIC TICKET. For Representative in Congress, First Congres sional District, JACKSON V. BLAIR, of Doddridge County. DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET. For Delegate District, W. R. R1NE, of Tyler County. For State Senator, Third District, HOMER W. GREER, of Richie County. For House of Delegates, LOUIS B. HILL, of Lincoln District. F,or Commissioner of County Court, TOHN B. RIGGS, of Centreville District. For Superintendent of Free Schools, JOHN. R. HISSAM, of Union District. LINCOLN DISTRICT TICKET. For President Board of Education, JOSEPH McKAY For Commissioner of Board of Education. HENRY W. McCOY For Constables, URIAH KIMBLE D. H. LACY lrXIOX DISTRICT TICKET. For President Board of Education, C. B. OWENS. Hor Commissioner Board of Education, JACOB L. MITCHELL. For Constables, I. W. DANIELS. J. L. THORN. Petroleum; Field Work In September. The stimulating effect of the higher prices being paid for the product upon the drillers in the va rious petroleum producing states is shown clearly by the review of op erations during the month of Sep tember. In every department of development work a considera ble increase is noted, and it re quires but additional stimulus of a few important strikes or the discov ery of a new pool to cause a repeti tion of the feverish anxiety which has several times followed in the wake of conditions analagous to the present. A feature of the present activity, however, is the compara tively meager results, the increased number of wells adding less than an average of two barrels to the daily production, while in former instances the increase in develop ment work has been tollowed by a substantial increase in both the average and the total pro duction, the efforts to extend productive limits have been re warded by rich fields. Endeavcrs in this direction during the past month have been discouraging ow ing to the small caliber of the pro ductive wells and the increased number of dry holes. While the field operations during the month of September show an increase in the new production, this cannot be regarded as indicating an implove ment in the situation. On the con trary, the results have been so un satisfactory there is little reason to expect an important increase in the output to follow future operations, the conclusion being inevitable that the richest territory has already been exploited and that the driller in the older fields can scarcely hope for wells of more than aver age production, and this average appears to be growing smaller. Of course, there is a possibility that a new . pool of considerable magnitude may yet reward the "wildcatter," but as the lines are extended the possibility becomes more remote, In the Indiana and Ohio fields the prospects may be re garded as somewhat better, al though it is believed the sections promising the best results have al ready been thoroughly tested. The number of wells completed in the States of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia and New York during the month of Septem ber was 886, which shows an in crease of ninety-three as compared with the number completed during August. Of these 175 were non productive. The production of the September wells at the close of the month was 17,495 barrels per day, show ing an increase of 1,500 barrels over the production of the August wells. The average production of the September wells was about nineteen and three-quarter barrels, while that of August wells was twenty and one-sixth barrels. The per centage of dry holes found in September was nineteen and three quarters. while that in August was a little over eighteen and three quarters. She number of wells drilling at the close of September was 812, showing an increase of fifty-five. The number ;of rigs in course of construction was 532, showing in increase of fifty-four, the total increase ot new work under way being 109 wells. ? Paint, Oil and Drug Reporter. A Village Band. About noon a special train passed up carrying the Knight Templars ot Parkersburg to the conclave at Pittsburg. The train stopped here for dinner and the brass band discoursed some sweet music, considering it is only a small village band. We regret so few people were at the depot when the music was being wasted on the des ert air, but it so happened that the Sistersville Drum Corps, composed of boys from 10 to 12 years of age, with no fife or horn, were out play ing at the same time the village band was discoursing, and the S. D. C. making such superior music, the people could not ttar them selves away even for the pleasure of hearing our rural friends. As the train moved out the band played and the music died away in the distance, it was pronounced by all as being superb- we mean the dying away, not the music. Tak ing it all in it was very kind in our rural friends to play for us and we appreciate their efforts very much. It's very rarely we have such pleasure of hearing so much an cient music in one day. We hope the boys will have all the hayseed blown from their clothes before they gee home and will have a safe and pleasant trip and won't get eaten up by the cows. They are so fresh we fear they will never get through but we hope so. Connecticut Indemnity Fake Scheme. The notorious fake concern, the Connecticut Indemnity association of Waterbury, Conn., is once more doing business at the old stand. A couple of months ago it was insolv ent, its death claims vastly exceed ing its assets, and Commissioner Betts applied lor a receiver. The concern was given a limited time in which to make good its impair ment. It then hustled around and by presenting the fact that it was about to go into the hands of a re ceiver to the claimants succeeded in compromising with them for merely nominal sums. When the day came the concern was thus en abled to present a clear slate, all liabilities wiped out and a hand some surplus. It is now prepared to continue business as an insur ance company, the protector of the orphans and bereaved widows. ? Ohio Underwriter. Insnrance Commissioner Needed. West Virginia is sadly in need of an insurance commissioner who knows something of the business, the needs of the companies and protection of the policy-holders. There has been an effort for the past four years to pass a law creat ing the office of commissioner on a salary basis, but through the in fluence of the politicians it has al ways been killed. ? Ohio Underr writer. A Happy 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 my stomach. Four packages of Thompson's Tonic Tea entirely cured me. ? T. M. Mc Cracken, 323 Washington Avenue, Oil City, Pa. Said by C. W. Grier. Who Knows Charles 9. Ford? Relatives of the person named above would be glad to learn of his whereabouts. In January last he was working for the Pipe Line Co. in this field. Address, Edith C. Ford, 511 Lake St., Elmira, N. Y. Noldlers Coming Home. Quite a number of the soldier boys are coming home, having re ceived their discharge. WITH A FINE BANQUET The J. T. Jones Hose Co. Cel ebrated Their FIFTH ANNIVERSARY. Large Number ot the Members and Guests Were Present. From Saturday's Daily Last evening at their home on Brown Betty street the members of the J. T. Jones Hose company No. i celebrated the fifth anniversary of their organization with a good time. The arrangements for the affair have been going on for some time and last night they culminated in one of the swellest banquets that has ever ben given in the city. It was just five years ago yester day that the Jones Hose company was first organized and since that time they have made a record of' which any hose company should be proud.* During all the time the company has been in existence there has never been even once but what they have turned out and worked hard whenever they have been needed. The record which this tympany has made is one to be proud of and the people of the city should be proud of them and there is not the least doubt but it is. At about nine o'clock last even ing the members of the hose Co com menced to gather at the hose house on Brown Betty street for the good time in store for them, which had been herald to them through the medium of a very prettily printed invitation. There was a large crowd ot them present and in ad dition there were a number of hon ored guests. On account of Capt. J. T. Jones, the sponsor of the company being in the city, it was expected that he would be present at the banquet, but he had been in the country all day and returning to the city late in the afternoon and not being in very good health, he was unable to at tend. In his stead he sent Capt. W. L. Armstrong to take his place. The boys were sorry that Capt. Jones could not attend and so ex pressed themselves. Shortly before hall past nine o'clock it was announced that the repast was ready and it was very evident from the appearance of the members of the company and their guests that all were ready for it. The audience room of ihe hose house where the banquet was served was very handsomely decorated with flags and bunting and in the center of the room was a huge bell constructed of vari-colored flowers. The table was prettily decorated with flowers and presented a very neat appearance. After being seat ed at the table, Attorney F. L. Blackmarr, who had been desig nated as toastmaster, stated to the guests and members of the compa ny that the event was in celebratiop of the fifth anniversary of the or ganization of the hose company. He talked for fully two minutes, not longer, stating that on account of the tempting appearance of the table and the viands which graced it he knew the members of the company and the guests were not desirous of hearing a long address; that they would much rather fall to and get some of the good things which had been prepared for them. All were then told to help them selves, and the following menu was served: Oysters Raw. Fried. Stewed. Fried Spring Chicken. Potato Salad. Chicken Salad. Cold Slaw. Spring Onions. Sweet Pickles. Preserves. Celery; Cocoanut and Sponge Cake. Grapes. Oranges. Bananas. Tea and Coffee. To say those present did justice to what was set before them, would be to use ambiguous language. All were told to help themselves, and they did. It was a caution the way some of them went after the good things which had been prepared for the occasion. The banquec lasted fully an hour, which, as toastmas ter, Mr. Blackmarr called on some of those present for speeches.^ Among those who responded were Col. W. C. Turner, who made a very learned talk during which he stated that he had betn requested on the part of the hose company to make presentation speech and to present to Capt. J. T. Jones, who had been expected to be present a fine bouquet, which had been ar ranged for him with the best wishes of the company. In lieu of Capt. Jones, the token of esteem was presented to Capt. W. L. Arm strong who received it in a gracious manner and told the assembled company how much Capt. Jones would appreciate the token. Mayor Lawrence was also pre sented with a very pretty bouquet of fine flowers by Mr. Blackmarr in a neat and pleasant manner and the Mayor responded briefly. Among the others who had a few words to say when called upon were Councilman Hays, Recorder Sybert, Councijmen Bailey, Harry Work, and A. Bruce Hunt, E. Cohen, O. G. Guyton, Charles F. Douglass and others. The banquet and celebration was one of the most pleasant events of the kind that has ever been held ifl the city and those present retired at a late hour, after having enjoyed all the hospitalities, wishing the members of the J. T. Jones hose company continued popularity and success. Those present were: Mayor Lawrence, Recorder Sybert, Coun cilmen Hays, Work, Thistle and Bailey, Captain Lew Armstrong P. H. Gaflney, Col. W. C. Turner! A. Bruce Hunt, P. L. Blackmarr; D. T. McWilliams, Alex Miller. E. Cohen, P. C. Ackerson, Frank Grim, John Reedy, T. B. Meek, P. Mays, Frank Hockiuberry, Charles Douglass, Frank Bromley, Harry Ashton, Mike Shufflin, E. P. Rus sell, James McCardle, Henry Rauch, Mont Hubbard, Ed Aggas Frank Swetland. The Paving; Completed. Yesterday afternoon contractor W. F. Rice completed the paving of the Ohio River Railroad com pany's yards about the freight sta tion, and it is now in first class shape. The paving was delayed a little on account of the wet weather ot the past few days, as it would and should have been completed on Tuesday otherwise. It is a good job of work and is a great improve ment. Have Returned Home. This morning Homer Bennett and Ben Kaster, members of com pany E, of the Seventh Ohio Volun teer Infantry, who have been at Columbus for a couple of weeks, waiting on their discharge arrived in the city and will remain at home having received their honorable discharge. The boys are glad to get home and say they have had suf ficient of army life for one time. How to Prevent Cronp. We have two children who are subject to attacks of croup. When ever an attack is coming on my wife gives them Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and it always pre vents the attack. It is a household necessity in this county, and no matter what else we run out of, it would not do to be without Cham berlain's Cough Remedy. More of it is sold here than of all other cough medicines combined. ? J. M. Nickle, of Nickle Bros., merchants, Nickleville, Pa. For sale by C. W. Grier. Went to 81. Mary*. Last evening Capt. Meighen, of the Ohio River Railroad Co.'s de tective force, passed through the city on his way to St. Marys with Chas Loring.the fifteen-yeay-old boy arrested at Ben wood for complicity in the robbery of freight cars at St. Marys, some time ago. The other members of the gang, which have been located, have not yet been ar rested, but will be as soon as it is possible t$ get around to them. It would seem from what is know that the gang which has been doing this work, rivals the famous gang of "Forty Thieves," which were ar rested at Fort Sidney, near St. Marys, some lime ago. A Good fyddonce. How a Bridgeport Policeman Figured in a Recent Eject ment. There is a great deal of truth told about the evictions made in Ireland and the north of Scotland during the early and middle part of the present century. It is hardship for any family to be summarily dumped on a roadside, without friend or wealth, half famished and half clad; but such ejections or evictions are not, by any means, confined to the British Isles. Scarcely a day passes in free America without a similar case being recorded, and often in place of extending gratuitous sym pathy across the Atlantic, we could find abundant opportunities to lav ish it at home. Policeman L. Dean, of Bridgeport, became involved in an eviction a short time ago. Some time the Sistersville reader may be forced to adopt the same measures. Knowing how Mr. Dean did will save a heap of trouble and many dollars. Mr. Dean says: "Four years ago I bad to give up my work entirely, for I got so bad with my back I could do nothing, and every steo I took meant pain that almost killed ine. Since that time I have suffered in the same way, always getting worse. Other complica tions set in, such as swelling in the feet, knees and legs and profuse scalding secretions from the kid? nevs. The quantity frightened me for it has been as much as two gal lons in twenty-four hours; this is positive, for I have measured it more than once. I have taken not less than one hundred different kinds of medicine, and not less than fifty of them were remedies for the kidneys, but all failed to cure, They did not even make an impression. If I had stuck to the doctors I should have been dead long ago. Four or five months ago I read in some papers about Doan's Kidney Pills. I don't remember just what time it was, as I read everything I could get hold of. as I was laid up and could not do anything else. I sent my wife for a box. The first three doses made a slight change. I was not willing to believe it at first, but each dose helped me a little more. I have taken a number of boxes and have not a pain left in me. The urinary trouble has been corrected and the swelling has left my limbs and feet. Doan's Kidney Pills is the first medicine to make an impression and the first three doses did it. No man will use a box of Doan's Kidney Pills and say that they did not do him good." Doan's Kindev Pills for sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Mailed by Foster-Milburn Co., Buftalo, N. Y., sole agents for the United States. Remember the name? Doan's ? and take no other. PETROLEUM MARKET. Saturday noon, Oct. 8, 1897. The monthly report of field oper ations shows a large increase in the number of wells completed and of wells drilling and rigs in course of erection, but the increase in new production is small, amounting to only about two barrels per well for the increased number. This shows the low average production of the new wells being brought in, and with the larger proportion of dry holes reported indicates that the ef forts to find new pools and import ant extensions to productive terri tory have not been successful. The result of field operations during the past month gives little encourage ment to hope for an increase of the output and a reduction in the dif ference between the amount of runs and deliveries. Meanwhile, the deliveries continue large and the drain on the stocks above ground is as large as ever. The ; situation, field and statistical, is1 growing in strength day by day and the effect on prices has been such as may be expected under the cir cumstances, the figures offered by the purchasing agencies having ' been moved up three times during the past week, crude at the wells showing an advance of 5c. per bar rel and refined per gallon. The higher prices tend to still further stimulate field work and unusual activity is noticeable in every sec tion of the producing area. The field situation is considered more fully in our editorial pages. Con siderable interest has been shown on the exchanges, but the transac tions in certificates have not been heavy. REFINED AND PRODUCTS. There has been a falling off in the demand lor refined for export, due to the position of the tank fleet, while the demand for refined in barrels is checked by the high frieght rates demanded. The en gagements during the past week loot up about 175,000 barrels. The price of barreled oil was advanced . on Tuesday to 6.95c., on Thursday to 7c, and on Friday to 7.10c. for New York loading, and 7.05c for % Philadelphia loading. The princi pal foreign markets are firmer: Today's quotations by cable were: Antwerp, i8^f.; Bremen, 6 80m. London, 5^d. , and Liverpool, 5^@5^d. Freight rates were firm at 2S. 2d.@2s 3d., to London, and I 2s 3d.@3S. 3d ? to Continental ports, as to port and vessel.Home trade lots have been in active request, and are firm on the basis ol 6^'c for 150 peg. water white from tanks, and 9c for barrels. Cases for export have been in light request, and sales of about 50,000 are reported. The price of plain tops has been advanced to 7.75c. Freight rates are: Nom inal rates for large vessels are: Amoy 23@24c; Bombay, 16^ ?17c; Calcutta, 15? 1 6c; Colombo, 22? 23c; Java, 22@23C, Padang, 22? 23c; Hong Kong, 22@23c; Saigon, 20@22c; Shanghai, 21 ?22c; Singa* pore. i8@I9c; Yokohama, 2o@24C. Crude for export has been in fair request and sales of about 30,000 barrels are reported. Washington crude is quoted at 7.10c in barrels. Cases for export have not been in demand and no sales are reported. Prime city naphtha has been ad vanced to 6.75c. For export no sales are reported. ? Paint, Oil and Drug Reporter. A Splendid Sermon. Rev. George Campbell, who is visiting with Mrs. Campbell at their parents' home in this city, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hays, preached a very interesting sermon in the Presbyterian church in this city yesterday morning. All who had the pleasure of listening to the dis course speak of it in eulogistic terms and were much pleased with the delivery and wording of the sermon. Mr. Campbell is a bright young man and will no doubt make his mark in his chosen profession. We are sure he will always have the best wishes of the people of our city for his success, happiness and prosperity. 'Tisn't safe to be a day without Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil in the house. Never can tell what mo ment an accident is going to hap pen. An Appeal Granted. We understand that an appeal has been granted by the Supreme Court of Appeals of this State, in the case of Boyd Bros. & Malarkey and McMillen vs. W. T. Brown. ppaca : Hos. Horne & Co. *1 Something of Novelties. This word Novelty is high ly thought of by dry goods men because it is aptly used as a distinguishing quality for all sorts of goods. *You have heard us talk of novelty dress goods. These are fine, fancy imported woolens and there is no name that suits them better. Theu there are the novelties in silks, novelties in men and women's, neckwear, hahdkerchief novelties etc. So, takihg the ground that you have had a surfeit of dress goods talk, we'll tell you of some novelties in other lines. As you are a women of taste you have often admired Ostrich Boas, and just as often though they were too high for your pocket-book They may have been in your home store, but if you had thought to ask us about them you'd have found out different, Our buyer when over in Paris bought great quauities of Ostrich Feather oas, full 50 Inches long and embrac ing combinaiions of the most beauti ful of colors and color shades There are less prices attached to them than * you would think, the range being from $5.00 to $40.00 each. Ask about these by mail. KID GLOVES? We have every kind of KID GLOVES 'hat are made, a a majority of the makes beinz exclu sive with us. A popular brand of ours is the Staghead ? a French kid, four button or two clasp? all colors. Priced at $1.00 a pair, Your size is all we want. VEILINGS? The new kinds are all on our counters. We have a special black ve lling, with graduated sizes of chenille dots? 50c a yard, up. We have a large li? e of Made Veils black and colors, with pretty neat borders that were formerly sold for $1 25 and $1 50 each? to close the line, we- name the price of 75 cents cents each. Ask for samples of anything you desire. L:FItts"b-uj:g,.l r'a. & MAKE PERFECT MEM a DO NOT DESPA1M ! Do not8uf fer Longer! The Jot* and ambition* oT life can be re*tored to you. The very wont euei of Kcrrew Dthlllty are ?omnia, failing memory and the wast* and drain of vital powers, incurred by indiscretions or excesses of early year*. Impart rigor and potency to every func tion. Brace op the system. Give bloom to th* cheeks and luetre to the eyes of /^V\ young or eld. One soc box renews vital energy, (?lli* boxes at SS.f a. complete ifuaranteed cure waHKw or money re funded. Can be carried in vest pocket. Sold everywhere, or mailed in plain wrapper on receipt of price by TUB PKKTKtTU CO.. Caxtea BMf., Ihitaf*, 1?L FOR SALE BY Hill & McCoach and C W. Grier 95 iy Agents.