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THE VOLCANO LUBRICATOR.
GEORGE P. SARGENT PUBLISHER & PROPRIETOR JDEVOTED TO THE OIL INTERESTS OF WEST VIRGINIA, HOME NEWS AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE: VOL. VOLCANO. WEST VA? TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, .873. NO. 12. Volcano Lubricatop. Published cvtry Tuesday ?BY? GEORGE P. SARGENT. Oflce: No. S, Raymond street. Subscription Hates: "Out year, invariably in advance, ?- co. Six months " * " " 1.25. Advertising Hates: "One Square, one insertion, ? 2.00 E.ic'ri ad '!ti?>n;il " x.oo One Square one year. 2C.oo '* " six months, 15.00 44 44 thf<* monlhs 10.00 One Fourth Column one year, 40.00 " 44 six months. 30.00 44 44 three months,. 20.00 One Halt" Column one year, 70.00 ?' 44 six months, oo.co 11 44 ti.iee months, 50.00 Ore Column one year, 140.00 '4 44 *ix mortbs. 00.00 44 44 three months, 70.00 I ocal notices 20 cents per lino. No notice inserted for less than one doMar. Ail yearly advertisers pay quarterly in ad ??anc;I Fa rkersburfj A d rert isemcnt > . S. J. WARDER. HARWOOD NKAL. WARDER & NEAL. ? Wholesale and Retail dealers in Groceries and Produce. 25 Court Street. Parkersbcrjr. West V a. aprao^itf JOHN A. HirrClUN'SOX.JR. DAVE D. JOHNSON. //CTTCHINSON & JOHNSON, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Court Square, PARK_ERSBUR'?, \V. V. SWANN HOUSE. ? *. Gilbert, Proprietor, Parkersburjj. W . V'a. This is the only first-class Hotel in Parkersburg. It is tiUed u j> with ail tilt, modern improvements. Pure solt water is cuns;.;:Uiy supplied from Ohio River, and is lighted ' with gas and heated with steam. Strict attention given to guests. It is head -quarters for oil men '71? tl'. . H. BUbH, MERCHANT TAILOR , C^r* Street. PARKERsfeURG. WEST VA' Always kce;).-? on hand a large and well se , lected stock of the best of Cloths. Cussimers Vestings. <X'C. Suijs made to order and upon the shortest note. All work warranted. A a large spply of Gent's Furnishing Goods al ways ou hand amtVyi-iy. J. R. MEHEN, DEALER IX Groceries, Produce, And a full supply of fresh fish and oysters always on hand. Market street, next to Market House, Parkersburg, W. V'a. may27-4t. DWARD BRAIDOX. pioneer TOBACCO WORKS l'ARKERSBURG. west VA. WM DILS, ?Gen. Fire , Murine d- Life Insurance Agent . Represents the fc'towit.g well known and 'popular Insurance f jmpanies. Continental Ins. Co., of New York (Cash Assetts o-cr $i.ooo.ooo.; Home Ins. Co., of Cohimbus, O&io. (Cash Assetts over ^Sjo.ooo.) New York Life Ins. Co. New York, Cash Asoetts ? ju.coo.uco; an'l income $S,ooo. v*>.. Otiice on Market street, above C?urt Square, Parsburi;, W V'a. ? uaryzi, i ^HOMPSOX & JACKSO j\T~ Wholesale Grocers and LiqcoK Dealers, General Forwarding and Commission E R C U A N Coiner of Ann and Kanawha Streets, Parkersburg W. Ya. We will forward all foods to Volcano promptly and in good condition from all points. \Ve refer to Thomas SririLLiNO Jfc Co.. the | O'Brien Bros >nd others. All gcods consigned t <uui care will be forwarded without making it necessary for the parties ordering, corres ponding with us. p URN ITU RE WARE ROOMS ? OK ? D . S C H JE F E R, Ann St., Parkersburtj. bedsteads, set rrrs, SAFES. SOFAS. WARDROBES. BUREAUS, RUCKLW MAIKS. EASY-CHAIR*. W RlTlNG-DLSKs, IMPROVED BUNDS, lounges, chairs, PICTURE-FRAMES. I- A ItLOR FU R N ITU RE, M I R RORS OF A Li. S. 'X Ac., And e*ery variety ul articles usually kept ,u a first class l'uri<iture store, manufactured ard imported. All articles bought this store art- warranted to hf as represented wlier urchascd. Any article manufactured on tl i V> of*c?t notice. aprjo '71-6111 Parl et'sbura Advertisements, j rJMlL PLACE TO GET THE CHEAPEST AND BEST Groceries, Provisions, Grain and Pro duce , is at MARTIN & GILBERT'S, Market street, Parkersburg, W. Va C. r\ SCOTT, C. C. COLL. \\ . L. COLE. HarrisvilU-, Parkersbuiy, West Union, Ritchie Co. Wood Co. Doddridge. SCOTT, COLE & BROTHER, Attorney s- At- La w. Will prucl: o in the- Circuit Courts for the Counties of Wood, W irt, Hitchic, Peasants Avler, Doddridge and Harrison, am! in lite Court ol" Appeals of West Va., and in the Federal Courts. Office in Parkersburg: Boreman's Block. the room adjoining the office of the State Insurance Company. J. H. Stribling, DEALER IN HATS, CAPS , BOOTS AND SHOES. AND GENTS FUKMSIIIXG Goods, Court Square, Parkersburg. West Va, april 2q ty. 1858, 1873, J.G. BLACKFORD, Forwarding and Commission MERCHANT* Pork-packer, and curcr of the celebrated b?ands of Maryland S,*;;:"- Cured Hams, atid Shoulders and breakfast Bacon. ?DEALER IN? . M'iple and Fancy Groceries. Provisions. Liq uors. Argosv and othet choice brands of llour Ajrent for P??meroy Salt Co. Pomeroy Iron Co's. Nails. Louisville Lime and Cement, Xenia Powder Co. Ac. Arc. Ann Street, above Court, Parkcrsburgf, West Va. mai6~6in W. HITESHEW I. Commission Merchant ? And Dealer in ? Flour , Grain , Baled Hay, etc. Ground F<scds and Corn Meal a Sficc tally. ANN STREET, PARKERSBURG, WEST VA. Mayu'7itt. j^URCHE & BUTCHER, DEALERS IN Hardware, Iron, Steel, Xa i Is, Xuts, Bolls, Etc. Blacksmiths', Carpenters' and Coop ^ ers' Tools. Belting and Packing, Fire Brick and Clay. Drill Ropes. Sand pump Ropes, and all kinds of cordage ? including WIRE ROPE, all sizes. Bungs, Tank iron. Rivets ana all that is necessary for the Oil Trade, also a full stock of WOODEN WARE; And the celebrated cutlery of Rogers' Wostenholm's. pocket and table. Also Drain Pipes b titable lor chirn* CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK. Court street, opp. 2d Nat. Bank, Parkersuvrg, W. V a. VOLCANO COAL BANK Cbal Delivered at Summit of\ Hill, or on the line of the Laurel For!; ami Sand Ilill Railroad and Baltimore and Ohio Hail road. ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. II . V. STILES , dr.. Gcncr.il Asrtrsit, \'olcn"A, ^ > \ J. I'ai'k" rsburg A d vertlsem en ts . 'jriTis space" IS PAID FOR BY TIIE WEST VA. OIL & OIL LAND "COMPANY, Who are engaged so constant ly hi SHIPPING OIL That they have not time to prcpaie an advertisement this week. Address, Pet rote tun. If 'est F7/> T7EED STORE. J. Wm. DENT ? DEALE'.t IN? Flour, Meal , Mill Feed, etc, -ALSO SALT, REFINED AND CRUDE OILS. Highest Cash Prices Will be paid lor all articles in this line. Sole Agent for the Celebrated PHCENIX MILLS FLOUR manufactured at Marietta. O. Every barre warranted. Thi> is the purest and tin est arti cle of Flour made West ol the Alleghanies. Prompt attention will be given to orders, and entire satisfaction guaranteed. Market street bet.. Court and Littleton. ayr27*7itf. PARKERSltURG W. Va. j\JEW GOODS! NEW GOODS! Prices greatly reduced ! Fall Stock Just Received -,T NEWBERGER'S Two Doors from Post Oflicc. The public is respect ful I v inlorm' c! that I have just received oneof the FINEST & LARGEST STOCKS ? OF ? j Fall and Winter Goods , Evor brought to Parkersburg, consisting ol DRY GOODS, FANCY GOODS, NOTIONS Bleached and Brown Muslins, C:??;si me res Wool DeLaines, Al;ai:a Lusters, Shades. Sun-Downs Silks. Satins, Arc. Also ri line Stock of Carpets and Oil Cloths. My Stock of Notions. Gloves, Hosiery, &c . i? unusual); large and complete. At my store on the comer of Court Street and Court Square, vou will also liud a large ancf elegant stock of CLOTHING I OU MEN AND BOYS, . Consisting ot every kind and variety of Goods and at reduced prices. Custom work prepared upon short order, and by the best anil most experienced workmen. Ordersfrom Volcano and vicinity for anything stores will receive prompt and satis factory attention. SA>'L. N*;\\ BEUCE I'akkeksui'H';, Wist Va. "HUE MAMMOTH NEW FURNITURE W A R E -ROOMS W.H.WARNE& CO Court St., J'arkersbury. vl''irst door below First National Bank) is now (?pen. Those who are desirous of purchasing Superior Furniture ? at ? Reasonable Prlocs \. annot do better than ex:rinine tlie work at this establishment, before making their selections. ASSy* Inquiries by mail promptly answered. Their Stock is complete, comprised in part ol *3?" Marble and Wood Top E2S?"Tables and Stands, ?3jT*Ladics* and Gentlemen's par Writing Desks, ^ST'Lotzs Patent Spring lied Lounge, Ward robes and Bookcases, "Camp and liasv Chairs, E^"Uureaus and Sideboards. Refrigerators ?2*" Window Shades. ?ALL KINDS OK? coirixs Constantly on 'iand. * ? ? We are prep.iied to manufacture to ordci anvthnig in cir line, in the very best style. W e lui.e none ???>! frrst-class workmen, and all responsible orders from Volcano and vi . ii<ity, will be promptly tilled, and goods warranted as represented. Remember the plact,jy?l PAKKIiRSfcl KO, \V1 *?T VA. I rule;* ;itf. 1'octi'l). Inspiration. FKOM KKADINC. WAI.T WHITMAN'S LAST. Whereof and therefore now, voluptuous agen cy. so to speak, Mewilderiug and dizzying all appreciations 01 the Music Divine, Of which, or when, and even that, or hence, or otherwise, T!ie Poet. Plasti rer, Shoemaker, all and soul may comprehend, I'ive or six limes a:', much, or more or less, fu gacious, Circles of stone and mint, and myrrh, never. or even thus, l'yiierumous, sugaiious, in all compendious Iot. both, and up. and down, Pom pidoricus bareness, or even muck, or tliLi.ce ur.d several. In Xew Hampshire, West Virginia, or "ncxth the classic liraJenslmrg, Or (if 1 may be allowed the expression,) or any other place, alar or near, To-day. and then and here, before, and now behind, and previous, do I adore thee. Miscellany* la a Railroad Car. BY MARK TWAIN*. I got into the curs and took a seat in juxtaposition to a female. The fe male's face was a perfect insurance i company for hei ? it insured her against ever getting married except to a blind (nan. Her mouth looked like a crack in a dried lemon, and there was no more expression than there i> in a cup of cold custard. She ap-? peared as though s>he had been through one famine and about two-thirds through another. Shs was old enough to be the great grandmother ot Mary ( that had a little lamb. She was eating prize pop corn and was carrying in her hand a yellow rose, while a hand box and cotton umbrella nestled >weet v* by her side. I couldu t guess wheth er she was on a mission of charity, or was going west to start a saw mill. 1 was full of curiosity to hear her speak, so 1 said: "The exigencies of the times re quire gr?'at circumspection in a per son traveling." Say3 s ic, "What ?" Says I "The orb of day shines re splendent in vault above." She hitched around uneasy like, then she raised Iter umbrella and said, "1 don't want any more of your sass ? git out," and 1 got out. Then 1 took a seat along side a male follow, who looked like the ghost ol Hamlet straightened out. lie was a stately cuss, and he was reading. Said I, "Mister did \ou ever see a camel leopard ?" 1 said camel leopard because it is a pious annual, and i.ever eats any grass without getting down on its knees. He said he hadn't seen a camel leop ard. Said 1, "Do you chew ?" Said he, "No, sir." 1 said, "How sweet is nature." lie look this for a conundrum, and said he didn't know. Then he said he was greatly interested in the history ot a greul man. "Alas!" he exclaimed, "we are but few." Then he asked, "Would I read ?*? Said I, "What have you got ?" He replied, "Watt s Hymns," "Rev cries by Moonlight," and "How to Spend the Sabbath." I said, "None of them for Hannah, but if he had an unabridged business dictionary of New Yoik ci'y, 1 would take a little read." Then he said, "Young man, look at ihesc gray hairs." I told him 1 saw them, and when a man L'ot as old as he ?vas he ought to dye. Said I, "You needn't think those hairs are any sign of wisdom; it's <>n Ir a sign your system lacks iron, and I advise you to go home and swallow a crowbar." lie took this for irony, and what lit tle entente cordUiie mere was between us was spoiled. It turned out thai he was chaplain of a base ball club. When we got to Rochester 1 called for a bowl of bean soup. 1 send you the receipt for making it. "Take a lot of water, wash it well, and broil it until it is brown on both sides; then very carefully pour one bean into it and let it simmer. When the bean begins to get restless, sweet en it villi salt, then put it up into air tight cans, hitch each can to a brick, I and chuck them overboard, and the soup is done." ! The above receipt originated with a ' man in Iowa, uhj yot up suppers on I odd occasions for Odd fellows, lie j has a receipt for oyster soup, leaving i out the *alt. Speaking oi Iowa rcminus me 01 the way I got the money to pay for my ticket and pay for that fellow's supper. I bet a fellow that I could tell him how much water to a quart went under the bridge over the Mississippi at Dubuque in a year. He bet, and I told him two pints to the quart. I won the het, but after all the supper was an awful swindle. If that city didn't set tle faster than its coffee did, its old settler's club would be a failure, and the city, too. A Fighting Groom. A groom and 1>i iiic en) ered the sleep tng car at Baltimore, says the Louis vine Ledger , the groom glaring at eve rybody as though he wanted to light on the spot. His little wife, ho>\c\er, seemed to be vcrv happy and good na turcd After the train got out of the co llie newly married man became ex tremely disagreeable. He nicked a quarrel with the negro porter on the car and knocked him down. The sleeping car conductor then interfering, be walk - cd into him, and after a brief struggle laid him on the floor, bleeding at every pore. Having made way with these in dividuais, the rest of the passengers carefully kept out of his way, and he sat on his seat boiling and simmering with wrath and ready to engage in a fresh conflict. Alter a while his wife expressed a desire to retire, and he had a berth made up at the point of the bayonet, and the bride, letting her hoops and other useless adjuncts fall on the floor, crept into the berth, followed by her ?riant liege lord. Thinking that all was quiet and safe, the gentleman who had the berth above that of the pair, attempted to reach it by rising first one foot on the champion lighter's berth. No sooner had he taken bis lirst step than his leg was seized by the monster below, and he found himself dragged down with violence to the floor, sull'cring considerable injury. Then he received a blow from the fist of the w at like rmom. lie, however, leaped u >, and regardless cf the pre sence of the bride in the berth, gave the groom a good thrashing as he lay cramped up. This quieted him and the car at last bad rest. When the conductor came around for tickets, Mr. Groom, reaching down to the floor, picked up his wife's draw ers, and mistaking them for his panta loons felt for his tickets for about twen ty minutes, but not linding any recep tacle in this garment for tickets, he gave it up in disgust, when, at the sug gestion ol the conductor, he looked up his breeches and found them, ihe fellow was well dressed, apparently had plenty of money, and was not in toxicated. It is supposed that the no veltv of his situation overcame his rea >011. A Young Wcmau Attacked by a Panther, which she Slays. A letter to the Pittsburgh Commcr from Lock Haven, Pa., says: On Thursday last, (July 171b,) a party of young women went out Irom Queci. s Run to the mountains just back ot the settlement, to gather huckleberiu ?. One of them, Jerusha Bryan, advarced a little further into the wouus than the o.hers, when she was attacked by a liuue panther. 1 ler companions, hear [ ing 'he brute scream, sought safety in j flight, but Miss Bryan, finding csea.K impossible, detet mined to stand her ground, and seizing a huge nine knot, gave her enemy battle. The contest was a close one for a few minutes, in human courage, judgment and cool ness, soon triumphed over brute strength, and the heroic woman soon had the satisfaction of laying the bloodthirsty monster dead at he:- b'et. Her garments were tori; into shreds, and her face and arms badly scratched, but she walked home with a linn step and the light of tiiuinph in her eye, and was able to give a good account ol herself. The dead panther wa? soon afterward found by the people ot i C^iieen's Run, and proved on measure ment to be six feet and ten inches long. Miss Brvan is jthe lion (or Hon est.) of the neighborhood, which she well deserves to be. \\ e doubt uhe'.h er an instance ear. be tound on rccoid. of more cool, heroic braver* and ?!?>?. discretion, developed by any woman even the most heroic and perilous davs of Pennsylvania. I A voung man who went to L anada I during "the oYai'l, and subseqnlly lo an arm in a threshing machine, ha i rented a hand organ and donned astn j ol biue. and exci'e n.:iv.h s.\:n, a'liy a t i|,e veteran ulio lost a leg at I jeity > i burg. Verily. there elierf'.tny in ??. J trades. How Relatives are Treated iu Peoria. Squire Binks, a retired old gentle man, lives aw a j down on Seventeenth street. The other morning three old ladies from Macon county came to his house on a visit. They used to know bis wife before the was married. The Squire welcomed lliem to his mansiort, and then went out to his barn and swore for half an hour. While he was soothing himself thus, his wife calle.' him into the house. She handed him an umbrella to keep ofi" the sun. and s.iid the ladies had walked up from the depot and had left some things there 'or him to bring up. So he brought them up, making two round trips for the baskets, bandboxes and two black oil cloth traveling-bags, ail of which the Squire discourteously called "in ternal old traps." As he sat in the back kitchen wiping his brow, his wife brought out the mar ket basket ar.-J ?ai.I there was not a bit of sugar or lea in the house, and she remarked that while he was going down ?own he might as well get the molasses jug filled. The Squire asked her how long those migratory old pelicans were going to stay. Ar.d she asked him if lie thought she would be so rude as to ask them. Then the Squire went down and laid in the groceries. When he got back his wife said she had forgot ten something, and thought of it when it was just too late. She must have corn starch. The Squire asked if any of the old scare-crows had dropped tue least hint as to the duration of her visit. She said not. The Squire look ed sad and discontented. When he laid the paper of corn starch on the kitchen table his wife said they must have codfish for dinner. One of the ladies said in the course of conversation that she liked codliah. The Squire asked if the old buzzards had yet committed themselves on the extent of their present roost. She said lie ought to be ashamed of himself. When he slapped the codfish down on Ihfc table with a whang, his wife got him to bring in some water and wood; said Mrs. Spoonaugcr never dined without aie, and the Squire was asked if he would not go down and bring up a bottle, lie asked if lie should not go . into the parlor and get those old cor morants to make out a list of what they did like, and furthermore ask it' they were yet silent as to when they were going away. lie got the ale, and for fear he would have to go again he got an express wogon and loaded it with all soils of garden truck, a bottle of whisky, h box of sardiner-, a pound of snulf, some cove ojsters, dried apples, beans, smoked tongue, cut and diied tobacco( j?ick!ed walnuts, canned corn, macke rel, split peas, etc. The next day the Squire went down town only eight times. Early next morning he started out into the country to see a man. When he got home he asked his wife if any lime had been set for the departure, On the evening of the following Mon day one of the ladies said she thought they ought to start on the next Friday, so as to reach home before Sunday. Mrs. iiinks said they oughtn't to be in a hurry. The Squire groaned, and said they ought to stay and make their visit out. O". Friday morning the Squire hail an express wagon at the door, but his wife said the ladies had concluded to slav over tin: l'ourth. Then the Squire went out lojsuw wood and con verse with himself. ? /J<v/-vr Jlcviciv. - ? There is a monk in the Franciscan Monastery, LorelSo, Cambria Co., Pa., who has been an inmate of thai insti tution for over nineteen years, and has never been to C lesson, u distance of live uu.es. ? A misfortune has lately befallen a Chicago editor. IJy tin adverse and cruel tale he itas found himself in <.ti off san Francisco writing up aie Chinese question, and the free pasae.> aio cut oil. lie now writes to his wile that as his liver is hadiv i>ut of order he i*i - lenJn walking home, and thai he ex pects to arrive some time in 1S74, in time for their wocdeu wvuui.ig. ? An enraged individual entered a Lanea- tcr pri itiug oiiice liie othe r d.iv, and ?.?i J he wanted the address of Mr: Ondit. The urbane editor smiled jlandly, and a-ked lor an explanation. 1 lie visitor s?aid lie saw a piece in llic paper thai Cudii s.n:. hi* daughter h i .?loped witli a man old enough to 1* . ier lather, "and 1 wan! to s ve tins 'ere >ir. Oniiii and make iiim frvvailjw his words."