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Weekly Oil Review.
/ FORMERLY TYLER DEMOCRAT. J. I, McCOY, Editor aid Prop'r. SistersYille, W. Ya SUBSCRIPTION, it months, in Advance, J1.00 ?? t " " " 50 ?. 3 .1 .4 11 35 Entered at the P. O. at Sistersville as Second class mail matter. *% WEDNESDAY DEC. 14, 1898. William McKinley contemplates a trip to Cuba when Congress ad journs. He will then need a trip some where. This Congress will make any man tired before it gets through. m ? ^ We will dig the Nicaraugua canal and then we shall have some right to say that we are great on the sea. We can never do that as long as it takes so long to get from one of our coasts to the other. ? ? The Ohio courts seem determined that their processes shall be obeyed by the Standard Oil company. And they are right. No monopoly should get so large in this country that it can defy the smallest and most insignificant court in it. If some public spirited gentle man would step up and say that be had the right lot for an opera house building at the price that was rea sonable, and his words would prove j true, we would have an opera house in this city as quickly as it could be built that would be an honor to the town and a source of great enjoyment to our pleasure loving public. The money is here; it is waiting for that investment; all that is needed is the ground upon which to build and the enter prise will go right on to triumphant success. m ??? m ? The tenacity with which oil re mains at $1.17 astonishes the talent from everywhere. How long it will remain there is the query. Many of the boys are borrowing money and hoarding their oil. We believe that oil will advance before spring. But we know just as much about it as the fellow who never saw an oil well, and yet as much as our great est operator. Oil wiiradvance when the bosses say so, and it will go down at the same time. The . .en ^?ho can^can see inside the hearts of -those magnates knows when oil will advance. Nobody else on this side of the river Jordan knows anything about it. Senator Quay is determined that his enemy shall not be the prose cutor when he comes up for trial for conspiracy against the great State he represents in the United States senate. He has secured a decree from the Supreme court of the State, staying the cause at least until after the term of office ?of the present prosecutor has end ^d. And it will likely be extended until after the election of his suc cessor, who, he hopes, will be him self. There have been plenty of astute politicians in this country, but Quay's name heads the list. It seems as if they would never down him. But like airmen, he has his day. and although it is an excep tionally long one, it will finally end, and another will be enthroned boss. ? The death of Gen. Garcia just at the time he was about to see the first fruition of all his hopes re garding hid country is exceptional ly sad. He was one of the great men of the island upon which he lived. He devoted the best days of his life to set his country free and his countrymen prosperous and happy. He endured hardships without a murmur, and devoted a - life that would otherwise have been one of great success in any of the peaceful persuits of life to freeing his country from the yoke of an oppressive and brutal tyranny. His memory will be precious to his people. He has erected a mon ument in the hearts ot the liberty loving natives of Cuba which will remain for the generations to come. With Gomez and Maceo, he is not the least of the tri-umvirate to whom may be given credit for the happy condition in which the Cu bans are at the present time. We who always have enjoyed freedom do not know what the peo ple of that island have suffered or how delighted they must be to know that it is all over. Nor did our forefathers know. They were not oppressed as were the Cubans. They never felt the iron heel of tyranny as did these poor, suffering, hapless people so near our doors. And to now be free! What a relief! Butitmustbe a relief and a joy tempered with sadness when forced to accompany it with mourning for ! one of its greatest heroes. Gircia's life will be one of stim ulating influence upo nhis country I men. Long after he is gone, will his virtues, his courage, his unsel fish patriotism be honored and praised. He goes, but to an hon lored and respected grave, oue that shall ever be watered with the tears of a grateful people. We in this country honor him as we do every true patriot. And with his people we bow the head of grief that his life should now be taken when he was prepared to enjoy the fruits of years spent in the camps and upon the battlefields. ? n? * Let the charter matter be han dled wisely, and there is not the least shadow of doubt of our having a city government under a new charter before the hot days come again. Need of CorcrliiK' Durlnjc Sleep. The reason that it is necessary to be well covered while sleeping is that when the body lfes down it is the in tention of nature that it should rest, and the heart especially should be re lieved of its regular work temporarily. So that organ makes ten strokes a min ute less than when the body is in an upright posture. This means 600 stokes in sixty minutes. Therefore, in the eight hours that a man usually spends in taking his night's rest, the heart is saved nearly five thousand strokes. As it pumps six ounces of blood with each stroke, it lifts 30,000 ounces less of blood in this night's ses sion than it would during the day, when a man is usually in an upright position. Now, the body i3 dependent for its warmth on the vigor of the cir culation, and as the blood flows so much more slowly through the veins when one is lying down, the warmth lost in the reduced circulation must be supplied by extra coverings. ? "Even ing Wisconsin." A Cookinsr Thermometer. A cooking thermometer is one of the blessings of the modern household. Every housekeeper knows that temper ature is the secret of successful cook ing, and these useful little articles keep strict account of what the oven is doing. The exact temperature at which different food preparations should be cooked is being taught by the new methods, and the woman wjio trusts to intuition is or ought to be shelved. Intuition is a good thing, a safe thing to follow in the matter of choosing friends, and, perhaps, in a few other cases, but not in cooking. Trust nothing but actual hard tacts and the results will reward you. The cooking thermometer brings success not only with bread, but with cake and pastry. Meat cannot receive much in jury from its absence, since a degree mere or less in cooking is hardly no uced. Women Guides In Berlin. Berlin has now women guides for the city. They are partly elderly, partly middle-^ged ladies, with a certain amount of knowledge of the world, some acquaintance with languages and an assured and amiable demeanor, to whose care lone female travelers or the lady traveling parties recently im ported from Scandinavia and America Intrusts themselves. Most of these resolute persons are Russians or Austrians. They also do shopping and other business for people living out of town. ? London Globe. If you want a rubber stamp, pad or anything in this line, leave your order at the Review office. FOBTUWATK EXDINfl To What Mlfcbt Have B*#n a Tery Hrri ODD RiIOHWHJ. William Bracken, a young man and a laborer in the local fields, was one of tke principals in a runa way accident last night, which ter minated very fortunately, so far as personal injury was concerned. Bracken hired a team at the Law rence stables, and in company with two young ladies started, presuma ably, for Middlebourne. Before starting on the journey he imbibed freely of intoxicants and was in no fit condition for the handling of a spirited team. In making the turn at the first toll gate, the sleigh was overturr ed and the occupants unseated. For tunately the young ladies and their escort e5caped unscathed, and re traced their way to the city. Upon reaching here a single rig was brought into service, and the chase started for the runaways. Thelnrses were found without any serious injuries, at Morey's ho tel. Inmates of this house had been awakened by the horces running at full speed over the bridge leading to the stables and taking in the situation at once, went out and got the frighttned equines under control. Hardly a vestige of the sleigh recnined. This afternoon Bracken made good the damage which had been wrought. Very Funny. Many queer things happen in this this Vale of woe, and recently a very odd thing: happened in this city. S.x of the applicants for city mail cariiers in this city passed the civil service examination and four only could have an office, as that was all that was needed at this time. Four of the successful applicants were republicans and two were democrats, and now comes the funny part ot the business? the four republicans were selected and nary a democrat. Very fupny, wasn't it? But by and by this funny business may be changed around. This is cited to demonstrate what a gigantic iraud this civil ser vice business is. The people of this country decided two years ago they wanted the republicans to govern them and we believe the people who compose ' that party should hold every office irom mail carriers up, and then if we do not like their administration we an turn them out, but we can getalorg very nicely without any civil ser vice business. George W. Hill, formerly of Little's Mills, this couuty, was in the city toda/ finishing moving to Marietta. Mr. Hill tried Ipng and hard to find a desirable home in this city and when he failed to do so he bought property and will make his future home in Marietta. We can ill afford to lose such sub stantial citizens as Mr. Hill is, but so long as the silly policy of leasing land for homes is indulged in we can hope for nothing better. While we sincerely regret to lose Mr. Hill the Review wishes him health, prosperity and contentment in his new home. D. A. Snyder, a former well known oil man of this and adjoin ing oil fields, spent a few da>sin this city wiih his family, returning to Washington, Pa., where he is employed at present. When you celebrate Christmas see to it that your poor neighbors, if you have any, are also well pro vided for. Some few families are moving away but more are coming here to leside than are going elsewhere. Some Noted Pitcher*. It is claimed that Martie Bergea makes his reputation on the rocking chair pitchers he catches. Nichols throws him a ball in a groove and all Bergen has to do is to stop it, reverse the slant of the shoot and send it back, his rivals claim. Lewis is another boy who hands the ball up. There have been a great many catchers break into the League in bygone days who have made great names working with cer tain pitchers. Even Buck Ewing him self in his palmy days had men pitch ing to him that made his work, as far as the receiving end of it went, a pure joy. Keefe had all the twisters and benders of his decide, but his ball wasn't of the ripping, tearing kind that numbed men's hands. Welch was an other of the same style. Old Silver Flint probably had as troublesome a lime with erratic twirlers pitching up i numbing ball aa any of the old -.imers. Griffith, Maul and Nichols are pitchers who rock the receiving end of the battery to sleep with the regu larity of their work when in form. Rusie is different, owing to his high rate of speed. He is regular enough ind has the control, yet it isn't every catcher that can go in and work with aim as smoothly as that man Warner ioes day in and day out. Removing a Valre Stem. In removing a valve stem take a piece of iron, a screw driver will do, heat it and lay it on top of the step base. The base will then curl up and can be easily removed. Something for the New Year. The world-renouoed success of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, and their continued popularity for near half a century as a stomachic, is scarcely more wonderful than the welcome that greets Hostetter's Al manac. This medical treatise is published by the Hostetter Com pany, Pittsburg, Pa., under their own immediate supervision, em ploying sixty hands in that depart ment. The issue for same for 1859 will be over eleven millions, printed in nine languages. Refer to acopy of it for valuable and interesting reading concerning health, and numerous testimonials as to the efficacy of Hostetter's Stomach Bit ters. The Almanac ior 1899 can be, obtsined, free of cost, from druggists and general county deal ers in all parts of the country. . Well Known Here. A special to a Wheeling paper this afternoon states that Dr. Jas. D. Gray, of Baltimore, was arrested in Parkersbnrg yesterday, on a warrant charging him with obtain ing money under ialse pretenses, in representing to John R. Hiehle, an Odd Fellow, that he belonged to that fraternity, and securing a loan of considerable amount on the strength of this pretension. Gray is quite well known in this city, and, we understand, was here for several days a short time ago. Tlio iVw Charier. The citizens of the city interested iii the drafting of the new city charter, and its passage by the in coming legislature, will meet with in a few days and appoint a com mittee from its numbers to co-oper ate with the council in the prepar ation of such legislation. This matter is something of all absorbing interest at the present time, and it will be more satisfac tory to all concerned to have united action in the matters. Ilnnlon'n Judgment. J. Earl Wagner says: "When I traded McJames, Demontreville and McGann :o Baltimore for Amole, Doyle and Reitz, I was positive that I had the bet ;er end of the deal. Amole was a fail ire, Doyle wrecked n?y Washington :eam, and Reitz proved to be a jewel. I expected McJames and Demontreville :o do good work for the Baltimore's, out I didn't know anything about Mc Uann, as I'd never seen him play. The atter player was really thrown in to nake the deal look well on paper, but ae's developed into the best first base man in the League. Hanlon doesn't mow a thing." SHORT C/>LLS. Realization is never a luxury to the man who did not hope. Only the fear of endless torment causes some sinners to repent. It is safer to learn from an enemy than it ia to instruct a friend. It's useless for a man to seek a steady Job if he isn'I that way himself. Turn some men loose in a brewery and trouble would very soon begin to brew. ' Our blank deeds, deeds of trust mortgages are the best, at the Re view office. para: Jos. Borne & Co. The Week Just one Week for you to serure your gift things if you intend sending to us for thenu '111- re aie tens of thousands of Christmas nove'tu?s here* all priced much lower than is usuallv quoted for Christmas poods. If you are prompt in writing ? you can have > our selections delivered to you by Friday or Saturday previous to Christmas. ? FURS ?rc standard for pifts to women. Fur Collars, of marten, with cluster tails.fc.oft, $S.oo, up. Electric Seal Cluster Scarls, I5.50 up. Electric Seal Collarettes, with pointed yolk of Persian Lnmli. ?-le?antly lin^d $S.oo up Muffs of all kinds, commencing at $2.00 and going up as high as you wish. HANDKERCHIEFS are always in line for presents. Two things about our handkerchiefs: All linen? all sLk; no cotton, no mixtures. Linen begin at 5c and go along gradually- Those with lui'iilscammenciug at 15c; Silk Hand kerchiefs commence at 25c and take a gradual rise. CLOVES? the real good kind for men. women and children. $1.00 a pair for an elegant kid glove in all color, for women; I1.00 a pair for a splendid Walking Glove made in America, for gentleman; 50c a pair for very dressy kid gloves lor children. A GOLF CAPE makes a sensible and appropri' te pretent for a lady. Laree l'nesofthem in splendid plaid back suffr , begining at $1.00. A NOBBY JACKET is another sensible present. Our Ines are exceptionally conplete, and they begin at $5.00, $7.50 $10.00 and up. i L Fitts'buxg-, ?=>a. INCIDENTAL TO COURT \ Interesting Facts Pertinent to the Closing Days. ADJOURNED SATURDAY. Other Information Obtained in Legal Circles. When Circuit Court adjourned Saturday afternoon, the mutual re gard existing between the bar and the judicial head of the court was expressed in a very pleasant way. The members of the bar practic ing in T'ler County, who were present at the time, met and drafted resolutions which were of a con gratulatory nature, and gave Judge Freer assurance of the satisfaction his election to Congress had oc casioned, thanked him for the able manner in which he had conducted the court during his tenure of office and deplored the fact that he was about to sever his connections with the judiciary of the State. ]ud?>e Freer in response spoke very feelingly of tbe pleasure the commenda'ory words had given him. Tbe knowledge that his in cumbency of the bench had the in dorsement of tbe attorneys practic ing under him, would mitigate greatly the paiu and reluctance he felt in breaking his agreeable rela tions with them. He said that the bar of Tyler county had always been a great assistance to him in the fulfillment of the judicial du ties of the court. He paid other flattering enconium to the efficiency and high qualities of brain and heart which obtained with the bar ot Tyler. Two copies of the resolutions passed by the bar were irade, and one giuen to Judge Preer, while the other was ordered placed upon the court records. *** Judge Freer was in the city yes terday morning and spent several hours very pleasantly with friends. He left in the afternoon for his home in Harrisville, Ritchie coun ty. His wife is suffering from quite a serious illness. The judge made a statement while here of much importance to all interested in the weal of the ci'y. This is to the effect that v\ he i our new charter comes up for legislative action he will be on hand to champion its passage. He is fully conversant with all that per tains to the matter, and realizes how much depends upon a favorable consideration of the charter. This knowledge, backed by his influ ence and prestige in the councils of the "big guns," and enlisted in the service of the city, can not fail in operating efficaciously for the pro motion of the legislation so much desired. He will carry the battle into the committee room, and keep the fight warm until the char ier is brought up for action. * ' * * Among the 227 indictments found bv the grand jury are two of especial local interest. One is for assault with intent to kill against Morgan, who recently made an abortive attempt to cut his wife s throat in the Knoke House on Wa ter street. Opinion was divided here as to whether Morgan would be held for the crime, owing to the fact that the women he maltreated had on several occasions where the offense was less severe, obstinately refused to give indiscriminating evi dence when it came to the pinch. But in thiscase the inference is that she changed her tactics and did not attempt to shield her husband. The appeals calendar was con 'tin ued to the April term in toto. j There were seventy cases on this I calendar. jfc'sjc The continuance of cases to the April term was more -general than usual, but despite thitfact a con siderable volume of business was considered. Actions in chancery had the greater share of attention. The criminal calendar was only partial Ty cleared. The misdemeanor cases, mostly of the speakeasy class, were cleared. The majority of these were dismissed, and the payment of uniform fines of $10, with cost*, closed the remainder. But in this direction one trouble makes way for another, and most of the "speakeasy" people are again knee-deep in the batch of fresh in dictments The State vs Pearl Ray, felony, was taken up Saturday morning, and at the request of Prosecuting Attorney Strickling, was continued to the April term. M. D. Hanes, Esq., represented the defendant. ? 1 ???" " 1 i'ii? ? He asked that the two indictments hanging over his client be quashed, and upon this being refused, moved for triaL Ray is accused ot having forged two checks ? one on the Fisher. Oil Co., for six dollars, i round numbers, and one ou the Fisher Oil Co., for five dollars. *** J. M, Pryor, uncle of Theodore Pryor, a roustabout on the Ben Hur who murdered a negro co-laborer a short time sicce on board the boat at East Liverpool, was in the city Saturday endeavoring to secure the services of M. D. Hanes, Esq., for the defense. Mr. Hanes has tbe matter under consideration. Pryor was born and reared in Pleasants county, and both he and his parents were accounted respec tive in their neighborhood. The accused developed into an itinerant ne'er do-well chap, but had been law-abiding and never before showed the viciousness he murder ously displayed on the day of the crime. It is understood that the defense will be a disclaimor ot any intent to kill, and that Pryor re taliated for a severe drubbing he received prior to the murder at the hands of the negro employes on tbe boat, in which affair the victim was ringleader. A llappy 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 stomnch. Four packages of Thompson's Touic Tea entirely cured me. ? T. M. ? Mc Cracken, 323 Washington Avenue, Oil City, Pa. Said by C. W. Grier. Last week at Cliillicot he a queer case was decided. The circuit court reversed the verdict of com mon pleas court in the celebrated libel suit of W. W. Brown against George Clough. Nearly a year ago Clough published an open letter in which he averred that Brown's feet were very (offensive and the latter sued for $5,000 damages. He was awarded $787 by common pleas court, but the circuit court while it held that the publication was just cause for libel, reversed the decision of the lower court because the court had permitted the introduction of evidence prejudicial to Clough and which had nothing to do with the case under consideration. $h??P Sale. .30 head of sheep, 28 ewesr fine wool sheep and bred to a fine Buck. Good reasons given for selling. Address or call on Joshua Russell, city. MAKE PERFECT MEN DO NOT DKSIMIK t l>o not Suf fer Longer! The Java and ambition* of life can fee rextorea to you. The very wcirni c.i?f? uf IVcrTOua I>ehlllly ara a Involute It cured fey PKKFKCTO TA BLFTM. prompt relief to la aouinia, I all in tr motnory and the wule and drain of vltaL powers, incur red by Indiscretion* orex*e??e*of early years. - Impart vigor and potency to every func tion. Brace op the ay Hen. Give bloom to id* cheeks and toatre to the eye* or^^TX young or old. 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