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ORGAN OF THE WEST VIRGINIA OIL PRODUCERS. GEORGE P. SARGENT, PUBLISHER & PROPRIETOR VOL. 3. VOLCANO, WEST VA? TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1873-, NO. 13. Volcano Lubricator. Published every Tuesday ?BY? GEORGE P. SARGENT. blBcc: Xo. S, Raymond street. Subscription Rates: One year, invariably in advance, $i.co. Six months 44 " " " i.I(. Advertising Hates: One Square, one insertion, f a.oo Bach additional " ' '*> One Square one year. ?5.oo " " six months, 'S*00 '* 44 three months 10.00 Cue Fourth Column one year, 40.00 44 six months. 30.0"> 44 41 three months.. 20.00 One Half Column oneyeari 70.00 44 44 sir months, to. 00 4' 44 three months, go.ee One Column one year, 140.00 41 44 six months, 90.00 44 " three months, 70.00 J.ocal notices 20 cents per line; Xo notice inserted for less one dollar. All yjarly advertisers pay quarterly in ad ?anci. rarkersburg Advertise men4 . JOHN A. HCTCHINSON.JK". fc.U _ D. JOHNSON. //6rTC HINSON & j'OilNSON, Attor-n'rys and Counsellors at J.an\ Court Square. PARKKRSRURO, \\\ V. SWA&N HOUSE. ? B. Gilbert, Proprietor. Parkersbutg. W. Va. Thisisthe only first-class Hotel in Parkersburg. It is fitted up with all the modern improvements. Pure soft water is constantly supplied from Ohio Kivcr, and is lighted' with gas and heated with steain. Strict attention given to guests. H is head-quarters for oil men '71 ? if. H. BUbll, MERC HAST TAILOR. Court Street. PARKF.RsBURC. WEST VA* Always keeps on hand a large and well se lected sio<.k of the best of Cloths. Casciincrs Vestings. Jkc. Suijs made to order and upou the shortestnoce. All work warranted. A a large mjj?1\ uf Gent's Furnishing Goods al ways ou hand augV7i-?Y. J. R. MEKEN) DEALER IN Groceries, Produce, A lid a full supply of fresh fish and oysters always on hand. Market street, next to Market House, Parkersburg, W. Va. mayjy^t. gDNVARD BRAIDON. rioyEE**. TOBACCO WORKS VARKERSBURC, WEST VA. ?yipi. dils; Gen. fare, Marine dr Life Insurance Agent. Represents the following well known and popular insurance Companies. Continental Ins. Co., of New York (Cash Assetts over Ji.ooxooo.) Homrs Ins. Co., of Colurabus, Ohio. (Cash Assetts over *<70,000. ) tiVw York Life Ins. Co. New York, Cash Assetts $20,ooo,oco; an'l income fS.ooo. ?-o.; Office on Market street, above Court Square, Parsbur?, W V* a. uaryit, ? RNITURE WARE ROOMS D-. SCH^EFER, Ann St.* ParkersMrrff. BEDSTEADS, SETTEES, SAFES. SOFAS. WARDROBES. . BUREAUS, ROCKING-CHAiRS. EASY-CHAIKS, WRITING-DESKS, IMPROVED BLINDS, tOUNGES, CHAIRS, PICTURE-FRAMES. . Parlor furniture, MIRRORS OF ALL SIZES, &c., And every variety of articles usually kept iu a first class furniture store, manufactured Jip-i imported. All articles boujfht.at this .store are warranted to be (is represented wilec urcjased. Any article manufacturer 011 tt ? '??hottest notic e . aprw '7 1 -6n> g^HIS SPACE is PAID FOR BY THE WEST VA. OIL & OIL LAND COMPANY, Who are emjmjcd so rojistant I'J in Shipping oil That thev have not time to prepiiic *n advertisement this week. Address. Ji'est I 'ft'. PaHersburg Advertisements. *jhHL PLACE TO GET THE CHEAPEST AND BEST Groceries, Provisions, Grain and Pro ? duee, is at MARTIN & GILBERT S, Market street. Parkersui-rg. W. Va rJ~>HOMPSON & JACKSO j>^j Wholesale Grocers and LiquoR Dealers, I General Forwarding and Commission E R C H A N T^ Corner of Ann anrl Kanawha Streets, Parkcrsburg W. Va. We will forward all goods to Volcano promptly and in good condition P-o-ti all points. We refer to ThomaS Schilling & Co., the 0 Brien Bros, and others. All goods consigned to our care will he forwarded without making 1 t necessary for the parties ordering, corres ponding with us. J. H. Stribling, DEALER IK II A TS, CAPS, BOOTS AND SHOES. AND GENTS FURNISHING Goods, Court Square, Parkersburg. West Va, april 2q iy. J W. HITESHEW Commission Merchant ?And Dealer in? Flour , Grain', Baled Hay , etc. Ground Feeds and Corn Meal a Spec' tatty. ANN STREET, PARKERSBURG, WEST VA. May it *71 tt". gURCIlfei tiuTClIER, DEALERS IN* Hardware, Iron, Steel, Xails, X tits', Bolts, Etc. Blacksmiths', Carpenters' and Coop ers' Tools. Belting and Packing, Fire Brick and Clay. Drill RKp?s. Sand pump Ropes, and all kinds of cordage ? including WIRE ROPE, all sizes. Bungs, Tank iron, Rivets ana all that is nccessan for the Oil Trade, also a full stock of WOODEN WARE; And Hie celebrated cutlery of Rogers' Wostenhohn's, pocket and table. Also Drain* Pipes s.iitable lor chim neys. CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK. Court street, opp. 2d Nat. Con!;, Parkersbiro, W. Va. RUBRICATING OILS L. D. KRAFT & CO-. PRODUCERS AND DEALERS IN WEST VIRGINIA NATURAL LUBRI CATING OILS; SoFc Proprietors of the Well Knoivn Address L. I). KHAITA Co. Pbrlwrshniw I* a rkersburg A 'd Vertisem en t*. TSJ OVELTY FOUNURYj ? AND ? Machine Works. JOHX COOK , Machinist! Blacksmith Engines, Saw Mills, Stave Machines, ctc., generally' on hand. Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers, and all kitids of Machinery, made to order on short notice. HEAVY & LIGHT CASTINGS, HEATING STOVES, See. Oil lt'ell Tools of best brand of Iron. Prompt attention paiil to Repairs. Kanazvfia St , bet. Market aurf Juliana Streets, PARKERSBURG, W. VA. SAug73tf J^EW GOODS! NEW GOODS! Prices greatly reduced ! Fall Stock Just Received ?AT ? NEWBERGER'S Two Doors from Post Office. The public is respectfully ijilorincd that I have just received l?4s of the FINEST & LARGEST STOCKS ? OF ? Fall and Winter Goods , Evor brought to Parkcrsburg, consisting ot DRY GOOI^S, FANCY GOODS. NOTIONS. Bleached and Brown Muslins, Cassimures Wool DcLaines, Alpaca I.usters, Sun Sliades. Sim-Downs. Silks, Satins, Alsoi tine Stuck of Carpets and Oil Cloths. My Stock of Notions. Gloves, Hosiery, <X:c . is unusually large and complete. At my store on the corner of Co-.iri Street and Court Square, von will also tiud a large antfelcgAt'A stock of CLOTHING FOR MEN AND BOYS, Consisting of every kind and variety of Good* and at reduced prices. Custom work prepared upon short order, and by the best and most experienced workmen. Ordersfrom Volcano and vicinity for anything stores Vt-ill "eceive prompt and satis factory attention. SASJ'L. NEUBEKOE PAitKKKSiu'Rn, WkST Va. rpHE MAMMOTH NEW FURNITURE \V ARE-ROO M S VV. II. WARN E& CO "Court St., rarkershury , (First door below First National Hank) is now t<per;. T!tnse who arc desirous of puri-busing Superior Furniture ? at ? Reasonable Priees 1 annot do better k,ian examine the w.,r^ ?l this establishment, before i'naklbg their selections. nquiries hV Wail promptly answered, their Stock is complete, comprised in part of Marble and Wood Top ^"Tables and Stands, ?5F*Ladies' and Gentlemen's E^rWn'jr.g Desks, I I^' Lotzs Patent Spring Htd Lounge, Wardrobes and Bookcases, 4?T*Camp and Easy Chairs, $3p"Bvreaus and Sideboards. Cg" Refrigerators Window Shades. ? M. KINDS liy ? COFFINS Constantly on hand. We arc prepared to manufacture to erdei iitiythnig in ouk line, in thV Very best style. We have none but tirst-class workmen, and all responsible orders from Volcano and vi i initv, will be promptly tilled, and goods warranted as represented. i-4f/iememFcr tlir ff-:re.^(j^l l'AKKERSHCKU, WEST VA. fa?e2c ;itf. 1858, 1873, J.G. BLACKFORD, Forte" and Commission Merchant. Pork-packer, and curer of the celebrated biands ol Maryland Sujjar Cured Hams, and Shoulders and breakfast bacon. ?DEALER IX? Stiplc and Fancy (IroceVies. Provisions. Liq uors, \r^osv anil othet choice brands of four Atfcnt for l'omeroy Salt Co. I'omeroy I . ? ? Go's. Nails. Louisville Lime and Cement, Xenia Powder Co. Arc. Arc. Ann Street, above Court, Parkersburp;. Win Va. inayfc-Om JPo'etry. The Unfinished Prayer. "Now 1 lay,"? repeat it darling? ''hay me." listed the tin\ lips Of my daughter, kneeling, bending O'er the lblded linget tips. "Down to sleep, "-"To sleep," she murmur'd And the curly head bent low; "I pray th'- Lord." ! gently added; "You can say it all, I know;" "Pny the Lord," ? the sound came faintly ? Fainter still ? "My soul to keep;" Then the tired head fairly nodJed, And then the child was last asleep. But the dewy eyes half opened, When I clasped to my breast, And the dear voice sol tlj whispered, ??Mamma God knows all the rest." Humorous. An* cxrhnnsje has an article headed "Grass Haiks." We don't believe it. A revivalist aked an African if he had found the Lord. "Golly," said Sambo, "am dc Lord lost ?" ? ?. ? - . ? What is the difterence between tin oyster and a chicken?* Otle is best right out of the shell, and the other isn't. ^ # Why is a son who objects to his mother's second marriage like an ex hausted pedestrian ? Because he can't go a stcp-fa(r)ther. A Memphis lawyer fell down while speaking tlib bther day. It will render the rise clearer to say that an inkstand thrown by t ie opposing counsel hit him Just bfefoNs lit: ffcll. "Ilow hollow it sounds," said a pa tient under the movement cure, as the physician was vigorously pounding his chest. "Oh, that's nothing," said the doctor; "\Vait till we get to the head." ? ? Chawt.es doesn't go out now vhen the grass is wet and his boots are blacked, lie says the black don't tost much, but his mother is getting old and lame, and tdn't handle a brush as she used to. The other day a certain tailor sent his biii to 'A magazine editor. He was startled a few hours afterward by its being returned with a note appended, saying, "Your manuscript is respect fully declined." ? ? ? i A physician, on presenting his bill to the executor of an estate of a de ceased patient, asked, "Do you wish to have my bill sworn ?" "No," replied the executor, "the death ol the de ceased is sufficient evidence that you attended him professionally." A LADY, returning from an unprof itable visit to church, declared that | "when she saw the shawls of those Smiths, and tli^n thought of the things her own poor girls had to wear, if it wasn't for the consolation of religion she didn't know what she should do.'" A FELi.nw, on being asked to write a testimonial for a patent clothes wringer, produced the following; "I am immensely pleased with it. I pur chased a load of wood; which proVed green and umlt to turn. I ran the whole load through your clothes wringer, and I have used the wood for kindling ever S'Mtfc." . An old lady on a steamboat observ ed two men pumping up water to wash the deck, and the captain being near, she a'ked him as follows: "Well, cap tain, got a wed on board, eh ?"' "Yes, ma'am, always carry oh'c, ' ?aid the po lite captain. "Well, that's clever. I always dislike this nasty river water, especially in dog days." DiRi.;ci .1 recent rim on a savings bnnk in Chicago, a man fell into the line of depositors at nine o'clock in the morning. He did not reach the cash ier's desk until three o'clock in tlft af ternoon, when lie drew $1.60, which he had deposited there. He lost his din ner and a da\'s wages of two dollars to save that dollar and sixty cents. Joiix S^'itii has been sentenced to the penitentiary for thirty years, in Michigan, lately, for shooting a sheriff. John Smith has had varied and some what rough experience during It's long an eventful life. History tells us that he was born in T519, in the "Old Coun try," and came over her*? in 1606, where a short time after Ms life was saved l*y Pocahontas. Since then he has been hting twenty-five times-, mur dered thirty -seven times, drowned times without number, and has com mitted several suicides; and now bo goes tc^ the penitentiary lor thirty , years. Poor-John Smith! Miscellany* Poking Fun at a Railroad. Mr< D? ? writes as follows about the railroad between Richmond and Petersburg: But .ibout this railroad. Of course I want it abolished? evfery one does. The recklfeSs velocity with which the trains run between litre and Peters burg is absolutely frightful. I was deiighted years agd; when this road was establishbd, httause I thought wc had got Hd ol the old rickety and dan gerously fast stagb Coath; but the speed with which they are beginning to run on this road; Is worse \et. Now everybody knorts tlitlt Petersburg is twentV-two m>les from Richmond, if it is an inch, and a day and a-half is plenty quick enough lor the trip; but the managers have already reduced the schedule to one day, and with making the engine fires too hot, and racing with cows a'.oig the road, and all that, the conductors are even cutting that time down. Why, it was only the other day, on the home trip; we happened to spy old Jim's mule about two miles from Man chester. What should the reckless wretch Of an engineer do but to clap on a full head ol steam and race every fool of the way into town. We didn't exactly pass the mule, but we caught up with him twice, and came into Man chester crossing neck and neck; and which was pulling most, the mule or the engine, you couldn't have told to save yottr life. Now it was exciting and all that, I know, but I hadn't purchased an acci dent ticket, and I don't believs the other four paEscngers had either. This is all wrong, Mr. Editor. And then on another occasion, I re member; we came within a hair's breadth of having a very serious acci dent. The engineer had gotten oil to snow ball a chipmunk; and the conduc tor was minding a young widow's ba by for her ? the result was that the train happened to get on a down grade and was started off at a terrific rate; every bit ol foWr miles an hour, 1 should think. We werfc just hull" a mile above Chester, and the first tiling we knew, there being no one to whis tle and wake up thti switch-tender, we were turned olTinto the Cdnifield road, and went down the trttfck at lull speed. Imagine our consternation when, just at this moment wc heard the whittle, not half a mile ahead ol us, of the up coal train. We were paralyzed with terror ? here were t vo trains on the same track approaching each other at the dizzy speed just mentioned. Evidently 0'.ir time had come! In a few short hours the engines would meet, and then ? de struction! With great presence of mind a min ister on board organized a prater meeting. Pale, bin calm, the doomed bund of passengers sat; and though with the very shadow of death up'dn them, raised their voices in a parting hymn. "Send for the baggage master," said a young man with a sad smile; "Why?" was asked. "Because we are all about tb pass in our checks." Everybody wept. From the rear platform w* could see the miserable engineer, straining eVery nerve to catch up, but he bad light boots on-, Hud d dn't gain anything to speak of. At this moment a ray of hope dawned upon us. I h?d just finished writing my will on the back of a visit ing card, when I observed a young la day in the act of detaching her bustle. Placing the Article? which was com posed of eight hundred papers and a hair mattress ? under her arm, the he roine marched through the car. We. followed her anxTdUsly. She climbed up on the tender, and then over the engine. It was very in teresting and thrilling to see her climb ing the wheds and bra s things hei way to the cow catcher. It reminded me of a country gir! getting over .1 wi>c 1ence. Hut never mind al>out thai now. Let me see where I was. Oh yes; on the cow catcher. Holding or by the cross bars with one hand, t ht noble maiden tied the bustle on tin sharp prow with the other. You can guess the result. In the course of the alternoon t'Ve col I isiot came Oil". Protected by the bustle, tht engine received a gentle bump, am we wVr'e saved. 1 took upa co'lectioV for the woman, <*n t ! so spot. ! always take up a collection on s\lch occasions ? alwavs. And what's rivrre, 1 nevei toVgot to give the object fntereMei something nice cut of it ? neVer. Then is nothing mean about i?o. ? /firimoW (ittit/r. Long-Faced Christiana. Yes, be sure anu wear a long fac<*i . Look solemn, for _vou have "got re ligior.," and it is your duty to frown down everything that is gay and in spiring, and of h nature to make peo ple cheerful. This is a vale of tears ? a wdHd of sin and sorrow ? and every right-minded man and woman should kebp bbfore them the vision of their owH tdmbstbne, and sit in sackcloth and ashes. Grotln constantly in the prayer meet ings. Everybody will understand that you are groaning over the sins of yoilt friends. Never laugh. It is wickcd, and an evidence of iridn's dreadful depravity; Dying men should be sober. When Sunday comes put all ydur family in the stocks of righteous be havior. Don't let the children stroke the cat or pat the dog. It is Sunday*. Let everybody sit still in their chairs and stare at the walls till the church bell rings. Walk on tiptoe and speak in a solemn whisper. It used to be a law in one of the New England States that no man should kiss wife on Sun day. Of course you do not need such a law to teach you to be of sober be: havior. ? When the church services arc out, marshal your family home, and talk to them over cold beans and weak tea of death and the judgment. Ignore the love and mercy of God entirely, and hold hiin up as a God of vengeancft and not of mercy. If your boys run away and play marbles on the sireet, or go fishing with bad boys; never think that you are to blame about it ? hasn't your home influence always been good? It is chastisement sent upon you to try your fai:h. If your minister should so far for: get himself as to introduce any little anecdote into his sermon, for the pur pose of pointing out a moral, labor with the misguided man to bestofyouf ability, and !f he persists iri such 14 mentable cdndutt get him discharged as soon as pdssible. Don't let vour chidren go to Deacori Mcrryheart'?. The deacon hns got a swing in the grot'fe; and a boat in the river, and a flower garden; and hiS parlor is littered with the sinful abom ination of newspapers, and magazines, and pictures, artd stereoscopic views; ? and it has been rumored that orie'e upon a time Mrs. Merryheart allowed somebody to sing "Up in a Balloon," in the sitting room, and to the music of her pian?. And the deacon's children playcrd quet, and have been seen romping witii the dog on Sunday; and the deacon has been knotf-n to encouragc intem perance by giving a drunken rrtatl work, and a half worn coat, instead of delivering him over to the police, "to be sent up,"ns he deserved. Yes, friends, be long faced-, and preach long sermons to the siririer. Pass Hip suffering and fallen en tlte other side. A man who has "got re ligion" must be particular with whom he associates. Don't take the dying Magdalen home to nurse and consign to Christian burial! Don't get out dt' your virtuous pocketbook money to htelp Jnebriate Homes or institutions for unfortunate wottttrt. Remember, you have a character to keep tip, and no breath of connection with such foul sink-holes as these should tarnish the whiteness of \'o<J'r gAm.ehts. Forget that Christ l.feflfcd the sick on the Sabbath day; forget that He s^.Ul to the woman, "Neither do I condemn thee;" forget that H's mission upon earth was one of love ?nd tenderness and rttercy toward nM men; forget that Christianity should make tis all purer, botttr, happier, more cheerful .and hopeful, since it points us to a home where All gloom and sorrow shall he banished; forget all this, and \Vea\ your long face, utter your dismal groans, and croak over the world's de . generacv, and succeed, if you ran, in I convincing your friends that you are what you call yourself- ? a follower of Christ. ? A'. Wcrkly. If ybuv errand boy takes an Unusu ally long time to bring your mttrning mail 'from the pos'officr, don't reprove him for being slow until ytttt find ho\V many postp.l cards he has had to read. "Kate," tit" Brooklyn-, Ink's been trt Saratog-V And jii?t Vetihned home. : Kat<3 learnt something everywhere, j and what she iWrne at Saratoga is that the people who SpeV?d the most money 1 at watering places are tlie old men * willl yorttfg wives. itF.Xnixo matter oirtast page.