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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."

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