THE ORGAN OF THE WEST VIRGINIA OIL PRODUCERS.
GEORGE P. SARGENT, PUBLISHER & PROPRIETOR
VOLCANO, WEST VA., TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1873.
Published cvrrv Tuesday
GEORGE P. SARGENT.
OC.cc: No. S, Raymond street.
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All y lariy advertisers pay quarterly iu ad
Parlcrrftbnrtj A drertisemcnts.
JOHN \. Hl'TCHINSON.JR. DAVK D. JOHNSON.
//trrcHiSbox & johnson,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Lazv,
. Court Square, PARKERSBUR<\ W V.
SWANX HOUSE. ? B. Gilbert,
Proj>rietur, Parkcrsbur<r. W. Va. This is the
only tirst-class Hotel in Parkorsburg. It is
fitted up with alt the modern un;uoviments.
Pure soft water is constantly supplied troui
Ohio River, and is lighted "with gas and
hea;ed with steam. Strict attention given
to guests. U ia head-quarters for oil men
"^yM. H. BUbll,
M EH (J HA XT TAILOR
Court Street. PARKERsjBURG. WEST VA'
1 Always keeps on hand a large and well se
yetted stock of the best of Cloths. .Cassiricr*
VesUngs. &c. Suijs made to order and upon
th-* SortCitBiKt. At! work, warranted. A
a large spplyof Gent's Kurnisuing Goods al
ways ou hand _ augVji-iy.
J. R. MEHEN,
And a full supply of fresh fish and
oysters always on hand.
Market street; next to Market House,
Wrkersburg, W. Va. mayr7*4t.
g DWARD BRAIDON.
VARXERSBURG, WEST VA.
Gen. Fire, Marine d ? Life Insurance
Represents the following well known and
popular Insurance Companies.
Continental Ins. Co. , cf New York
(Cash Assetts over $2,000,000.)
Eome Ins. Co., of Columbus, Ohio.
(Cash Assclts over $S;o,ooov)
Few "York Life Ins. Co. New York,
? Cash Assetts $20,000,000; an"! income Sa ,000.
80 o.. ^ .
Office 00 Marketstreet, abovs C?urt Square,
Parsburg, W Va.
uar>.i. 1 ?
Ann St., Parkersburg .
? ROCKING-CHAIRS, EASY -CHAIRS.
W KITING -DESKS, IMPROVED HI.INDS,
? LOUNGES, CHAIRS,
. PAKT.OR FURNITURE.
MIRRORS ,OF ALL SIZES, A:c.,
And every variety of articles usually kepi
tu a first class I'uriiiture store, manufactured
and imported. All articles bought at this
?tore arc warranted to be as represented wher.
jirehased. Any article manufactured on tf ?
shortest notice. aprso'7i-6m
'J* HIS SPACE
IS PAID FOR
blL & OIL LAND
t Vho are engaged so constant
That the.}- have not time to prepaie
an advertisement this \yeek. >
Petroleum3 West V'a.
JP( i rkersb it rg Advertisements*
rJ"41E PLACE TO GET
THE CHEAPEST AND BEST
Groceries, Provisions, Grain and Pro
duce , is at
MARTIN & GILBERT'S,
Market street, Parkersburg, W. Va |
HOMPSON & JACKSOjs^
Wholesale Grocers and Liquor
General Forwarding and Commission
]y[ E R C II A W TQ
Corner of Ann and Kanawha Streets, ]
Parkersburg W. Va.
We will forward all goods to Volcano
promptly and in good condition from all points.
\Ve refer to Thomas Schilling Ai Co., the
O Brien Bros, and others. All goods consigned
to our cure will be forwarded without making
it necessary for the parties ordering, corres
ponding with us.
J. H. Stribling,
HATS, CAPS, BOOTS AND j
SHOES. AND GENTS FURNISHING
Goods, Court Square, Parkersburg.
West Va, april zq i y.
J W. HITESHEW
? And Dealer in ?
Flour , Grain, Baled Say, etc.
Ground Feeds and Corn Meal a Spec'
PARKERSBURG, WEST VA.
gURCHE & BUTCHER,
Hardware, .Iron, Steel,
Xailsy Xuts, Bolts , Etc.
Blacksmiths', Carpenters' and Coop
Belting and Packing,
Fire Brick and Clay.
Drill Ropes. Sand pump Ropes, and
all kinds of cordage ? including
Buags.Tank iron. Rivets ana all that I
is necessat> for the Oil Trade, also |
a full stock ol
And the celebrated cutlery of Rogers' |
Wostenholm's, pocket and table,.
Also Drain Pipes suitable for chim- 1
CALL AND EXAMINE OUR
Court street, opp. :d Nat. Bonk,
Parkersbcrg, W. Va.
I UBR1CAT1NG OILS!
L.D. KRAFT & CO J
PRODUCERS AND DEALERS IX
Sole Proprietors of 'lie Well Known I
Address L. D. KRAFT & Co.
l'a trite rsb it rg A dverti sem en tsi
? AND ?
JOUX COOJy ,
Machinist 1 Blacksmith
Engines, Saw Mills, Stave Machines,
etc., generally on hand.
Shaft'ng, Pulleys, Hangers, and all
kinds of Machinery, made to
order on short notice.
HEAVY & LIGHT CASTINGS,
HEATING STOVES, &e.
Oil Well Tools
of best brand of Iron.
Prompt attention paid to Repairs.
Kanawha St , bet. Market and Juliana
PA.RKERSBURG, \V. VA.
jV^EW GOODS! NEW GOODS!
Prices greatly reduced !
Fall Stock Just Received
Two Doors from Post Oflice.
The public is respectfully informed that 1
have iust received" one of the
FINEST Si LARGEST STOCKS
? OF ?
Fall and Winter Goods,
Evor brought to Farkersburg, consisting ?1
Bleached and Brown Mus'ins, Cassimvrcs
Wool DeLaines,- Alpaca I.usters, .Sun
Shades. Sun-Do -.vns. Silks, Satins, t-.
Also u fine Stock ol" Carpets and
My Stock of Notions. Gloves. Hosiery, &c .
is unusually large and complete.*
At ray store on the corner of Court Street and
Court Square, you will ulso find a large
and elegant stock of
CLOTHING FOR MKX AND BOYS,
Consisting ot every kind and variety of Goods
and at reduced prices.
Custom work prepared upon short order, and
by the best and most experienced workmen.
Ordersfroin Volcano and vicinity for anything
stores will receive ftrjinpt and satis
SAti'L. new BEKGE
Pakkeksuukc., Wkst Va.
VV. H.WARNE& CO
Court St., 1'arkvrsbnrg,
,l"'irst door below First National Bank) is now
open. Those who are desifous of purchasing
? at ?
I'antiot do better than examine the work at
this establishment, before making their
Inquiries by m;ul promptly answered.
Their Stock is complete, comprised in part ol
Marble and Wood Top
fcWTables anj gts;n(jS)
??fT-adies' and Gentlemen's
CgT Writing Desks,
?2? Lotzs Patent Spring Bed Lounge,
, ??>** Wardrobes find Bookcases,
^"Camp and Easj Chairs,
?\ ^"Bureaus and Sideboards. 1
^"Refrigerators , ,, 1
15^*" Window Shades.
? at.l K .vnb or?
Constantly on hand.
We are prepared tc .manufacture tc" ordei '
inythnig in our line, in the very bent style.
We have none but trst-class workmen, and
ill responsible order from V,.!nnn and vi
iinitv. will be prou ptlv filled, and goods i
warranted as represetteci. * (
i-<f~ Remembe - the
I'ARKERSBL'RG, WEST VA.
iS58> 1873, ,
J.G. BLACKFORD, I
Forwarding nul Commission t
Pork-packer, and cirer of the celebrated
htands of Maryland iugar Curcii llams, and
Shou iders and break list Bacon. j
? DKjI.KK in?
? , , 1
stiple :md Fancy GDccries. Prov!?=:or>s. T.iq- '
Kir>, A rgosv and otiei choice brands ol Hour L
Agent for Pomeroy Salt Co. Pomerov Iron ,
Co's. Nails. Louis'ille Liine and Cement,
Xenia Powder Co. <c. Sic. . *
Ann Street, abov: Court, Parkersburg,
West Vsi. inai'O? 6m )
BY JOHN I'AUL.
,, [One thing has always seemed strange to
me, by the way? thatall the sentiment of song
should be treacled, out upon "Mam," and not
one bit of sugar for "Dad." 1 don't object to
a good deal being done in a practical way lor
"Mother," but 1 asree with the impartial critic
who remarked that the old gentleman ought
to, have a show occasionally. Be mine the
t isk to put in a lyric word fpr the "old man."
I contribute these versos to literature not to
show that I can do one thing as well as an
other, turn oft' a poem as easily an agricultu
ral essay; not with any intention to snatch
the wreaths lrom Bryant's brow or rob Long
fellow of .lis launjls, (though if critics draw
comparisons, hold me not to blame if they
turn in favor,) but 1 pimply sling these verses
at your head, g^od reader, in a feeble endeav
or to do justice to a much neglected body of
our fellow citizens.? John Paul.]
MY FATHER. *
Who hailed me first with rap'urous joy,
And did not fret and feel annoy
When the nurse said: "Why! she's a boy?"
Who gave that nurse a half-a-crown,
To led him hold me ? awkward clown.
Of course he held me upside ih.wn?
Who ne'er to cut my hair did try
Jabbing- the scissors in my eye,
Andcuiling every hair awry?
Who set me in the barber's chair
Instead, r.nd had him ?:ut my hair
Like my big brother's, good and square?
Who, when I had a little fight.
Because Tom ton: mv paper kite
And bit me, said I did just right?
Who, when Tom licked me black and blue,
Did not turn in and lick me, too
Saying, "'Tis July so to do?',
Who told me pluck and lui k would win,
And taught me to "put up a fin,"
Till 1 could trounce that 1'om like sin?
Who pennies ne'er refused to plank,
Nor dropped them in 'hat mimic "Bank,"
Where I could only hear them clank? ,
Who, when I wished to buy a toy,
Ne'er thought 'twould give me much more joy
To send tracts to some hcatiicn boy?
Who bought me nonic-'. guns, and sicli,
And .gave me leave to foik and pitch,
While he raked up to make me rich?
And 'vho at last, when all was done.
Passed in his checks, noble one,
Le.'t al! he had to me. his son? ,
? ' Tkml'\k.
Why is beer like the flea? Because
?? # # #??
hops are the principal thing in both ot'
? ? ? I
Why should Ireland be the richest
country in the world? Because its
capital is always Dublin.
Smikkixs says he has been married
sixteen years; and ali the income they
have had lo live on was income-pati
Very few horses eat corned beef,
but we saw one standing the other
day before a store with a bit in his
"What was the result ot the trial
of that horse stealer?" asked a Mis*
sourian of his neighbor. "Oh, he was
left in suspense."
When* a woman gets a let to*- she ,
carries it in her hand, but a couple of
pounds of sausage she manages to
squeeze in her pocket.
"I'm ko thirsty," said a boy at work 1
in the corn field. "Well, work sway," 1
said his industrious lather; "you k?ow !
the prophet says, 'Hoe, every one that ;
ihirsteth.' " '
A Green Bay man cJled a voung ,
lady his "precious darling little hone>- )
Jew of a blooming rosebud," and then ;
>tood a breach of promise suit before j
fie would marry her. t
"Vex some man slaps me on der |
.boulder und say, '1 vas gUd to hear 1
pou vas so well,' und den sticks pehind ] (
iiv pack his lingers to lus nose, I half! '
ny opinion of dot viller."
A father, consoling his daughter =
.vho h.td lost her husband, said: "I r
lon't wonder you grieve for !r:r., my
:hi!d. You will never find his equal." .
"1 don't know as> I can," responded
he soobing widow, "but I'll do the ^
>est 1 can." *
The retiring editor of a Kansas pa ^
>er "valedicts" himself in ttiis man- v
itr: "It I haw said anything in these n
olumns tnat I am sorry for, I am glad '
>f it. To my friends, I tiiank you lor e
our liberality, and to my enemies,
?ou can go to the Devil." 5
Mr. Coville of Daubury.
Since the unlariunate accident to
Mr. Coville while on the root count
ing the shingles, he has been obliged
to keep pretty close to the house.
Last Wednesday he was. out in the
yard for the first time, and on Friday
Mrs. Coville got hiin on an easy chair,
which proved a great comfort to him.
It is one ol those that can be moved
by the occupant to form almost any
| position by means of ratchets. Mr.
f Coville was very much pleased with
this r.ew contrivance, ar.d the first af
ternoon did nothing but sit in it and
i work it in all ways. lie said such a
chair as that did more good in this
; world than a hundred sermons. lie
had it in his room, the front bed room
up sthirs, and would sit ami look out
the window, and enjoy himself as much
as a man can whose legs have been
ventilated with shot. Monday after
noon hegot in the chair and Mrs. Co
ville was out in the backyard hanging
up clothes, and the son was across the
street drawing a lath along a picket
fence. Sitting down he grasped the
side of the chair with both hands to
settle it back, when the whole thing
gave way, and Mr. Coville came vio
lently to the floor.
For an instant the unfortunate gen
tleman was benumbed by the sudden
ness of the shock, but the next he was
aroused by an acute pain in each arm,
and the great drops of sweat oozed
from his forehead when he found that
the little finger of each hand had
qaught in the ratchets, and was as firm
ly held as if in a vice. There he lay
on his back, with the end of a round
stick in his side, and both hands per
fectly powerless. The least move of
the body aggravated the pain which
was chasing up his arms. He scream
ed for help, but Mrs. Coville was in the
backyard telling Mrs. Coney, next
door, that she did not know what Cov
ille would do without that chair, and
so she didn't hear him. He pounded
the floor with his stockinged feet, bu'
the younger Coville was still drawing
emotion from that fence across the way,
and all other sounds were rapidly sink
ing into insignificance. Besides, Mr.
Coville's legs had not suiiiciently re
covered from the late accident to per
mit their being profitably us>;d asmal
How he did dc9pise that offspring,
and how frequently lie did wish the
owner of .that fence would light on
that bov and reduce him to powder.
Then he screamed again and howled,
and shouted "Maria!" But there was
no response. What if he should die
there alone in that awful shape? The
perspiration started afresh, and the
pain in his arms assumed an awful
magnitude. Agam he shrieked "Ma
ria!" but the matinee across the way
only grew in volume, and the uncon
scious wife bad gone into Mrs. Coney, s
and was trying on that lady's redingote.
Then he prayed and howled, and
coughed, and swore, and then apologiz
ed lor it, and prayed and howied ug.iin.
and screamed at the top of bis voice
the awfullest things he would do to ,
i hat boy if heaven would only spare
iiiin and show him an ax.
Then he opened his mouth for one
final shriek, when the door opened,
and Mrs. Coville appeared with a |
smile on her face, Mrs. Coney's red- |
ingole on her back, In one glancc she s
?aw that something awful had happen
;d to Joseph, and with wonderlul pre- (
>tnce of mind she screamed for help. .
?nd then fainled away, and* plowed ;
lieadloj'.g into hirf ctomacl). Fortu* i
uatelv.the blow deprived him of speech, *
:!ss he might have said something i
:hat he would ever have regretted.
md before he coi'jd again his senses. ?
Mrs. Coney dashed in and removed \
he grief-strieken w ile; but i' required j
i blacksmith to cut Covilie loose. He v
s again back in bed, with his mu'.ilal ?
?d lingers resting on pillows, and there t
?e lies all day concocting new forms
>f death for the inventor of that chair, r
md hoping nothing w iM happen to his |
on until he can get well enough to ad- t
ninister it himself. ? Panbury News.
It is pleasant lo see iiiings putst'ong- j
y and pointedly. Some one asked
*ol. Howard, of Georgia, lately, if he
hought a certain politician in that
Slate would steal. "Steal?" respond- v
d 'lie Colonel. "V.'hy, by Jo\;e, if he t
veie paralyzed and hamstrung, I c
vouldn't triift him- by himself in the j (
niddle of the Desert of Sahara with t
he bigge-t anchor of the Great East- 1
rn. Steal! 1 guess he would." L
,'J'her.e is a law lirm in Uoston called
Steele & Gamble. 1<
The Present Panic.
We are realb in the midst of a bus
iness panic, which like all (hns little to
rest upon. Panic is fright, and fright is
cowardly. So it i^ to-Jay. . Our pan
icky oJl market would cearr, if half the
Tacts were looked at and the producer
were not a coward. i(.
In the first place the bears exaijge-.
rate the production. . It is based on the.
product of a few big strikes while the
"head" is on yet, but the truth is the
low prices have closcd lown hundreds
of wells everywhere above and below.
Nothing is done anywhere compara
tively speaking, to increase the pro
duct of small wells. Benzine and tor
pedoes are but little used, while the vol
ume of oil is steadily shrinking from
Tidioute to Argvle on one side and
Turkey City on the other. The in
c-".ise is limited to a small area where
?'heads" will soon be off. Production
to dav is probably not over 20,000 bar
rels and certainly won't vary-a thou
sand cither way, while the bears caii it
27,000 or 2S,ooo. The present string
of wells are completed, and the drill
stops till spring. No new rigs are,
building anywlure or by anybod\ , ar.d
the last winter proves the lower coun
try could not be drilled ty any extent
in cold weather, and before even that*
sets in the product of to-day will be off
The price to-day ought to be not les*
than two dollars. The facts show it.
But the producers arc pressing and the
cheek and rapacity of capitalists has r.o
limit. Falsehoods, wild rumors, every
artful dodge that can go over the wires
is daily resorted 10, that the price may
go down and the producer be com
pelled to sell his oil at any price, and
finally his property also to the afore-(
said capitalist. So soon as the oil and
territory is gobbled up these bears will
be transformed into bulls. The press
will teem with data showing how light
the production is, how little oil is held
in thi- country, and how long it will be(
before other wells can be put down to
increase the production. _ .
If the producer will only look fact!
in the face, panicky prices will stop.
The Rochester City Gas Light Com
pany have satisfied themselves that
petroleum at $10 per barrel is chca'per.
lhan biiumiuous coal, giving a better
light too. Their apparatus is now
changed and ready for use. The success
attending the lighting of Rochester
with petroleum gas will speedily re
volutionize the gas business every
where. and within two years the cities
of America and Europe will be lit with
a*ctrolcutn gas. bo wiin the drill stop
ped for seven months, with the pro
duction one half what it is now called
(2S, 000)' and with the demand trebled
lor gas purposes, all in the immediate
future, it argues well for good prices.
If the producer had any back bone, or
would act in unison for one week, oil,
would go to two dollars and thcspecu
laiors that fallen on our industry have
to pay a fair value for the product/ -Pe
troleum Crnfrr ftccnrd.
A Beautiful Incident.
A poor Arab, traveling in the des
:rt, uiet with a spring of clear, sweet,
sparkling water. Used as he was only
to brackish wells, such water as this'
appeared to his simple mind worthy of
i monarch, and, tilling his leathern
bottle froin the spiing, lie determined
.0 go and present it to the Caliph him
The poor man traveled z long way
Defore he reached the presence of his
.overei^n and laid his humble offering;
it his feet. The Caliph uid net des
pise the little gift, brought tc h'iri with
0 much I rouble. He ordered t.o;ne of
he water to be poured into a cup,
Irank it, and thanking the Arab with
1 smile, ordered him to be presented
vith a reward, The courtiers around
iressed forward, eager to taste of the
vonderful water; bui. io the suipris-^
jf all, ihe Caiiph forbade them to
ouch a single drop.
Alter the poor Arab had quitted the
oval presence, witli a light and joyful
icart, the Caliph turned to his cour
iers and thus explained his conduct:
'During the travels el the Arab," said
10, "th>: water in his leathern bottle
>ecame pure and distasteful. Cut it
vas an offering of love, and as such I
lave received it with pleasure But I
veil knew that iuiu I suffered another
o partake of it, he would rot have
on oca led his tii^usl; and therefore I
orbade you to touch the draught, !e?t
he heart of the poor man should hav?
Chejhsts say no matter is ever
ost. Printers deny it.
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