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fHE VOLCANO LUBRICATOR.
THE ORGAN OF THE WEST VIRGINIA OIL PRODUCERS.
GEORGE P. SARGENT, PUBLISHER & PROPRIETOR
VOL. C ' VOLCANO. WEST V A., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1873. NO. 16
Volcano Lubricator.
' Published every Tuesday
? BY ?
GEORGE P. SARGENT.
Office: No. S, Raymond street.
Su bseri ptio n Iia tes :
One year, invariably in advance, ?i.co.
Six months " " " " i.?5.
Advertising Hates :
One Square, one insertion,
I'ach additional "
One Square one year.
'* " six months,
?u u three months
One Fourth Column one year,
" " six months.
' ? " three months,.
One Half Column one year,
" " six months,
" " three months.
One Column one year,
44 " six months,
" " three months,
l ocal notices jo cents per line.
No notice inserted tor less than one dollar.
AllysarJy advertisers pay quarterly in ad
anc -y
rarJcersburo Advertisements.
JOHN A. HUTCHINSON. JU. DAVE D. JOHNSON.
//6TCHINSON & JOHNSON,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Lavu%
Court Square. PAUKERSBUK^, W. V.
SWA NX HOUSE. ? B. Gilbert,
Proprietor, Parke rsuurg, W. Va. Thisisthe
only tirst-cl.iss Uotel in Parkersburg. (t is
fitted up with all the modern improvements.
Pure soft water is constantly supplk-d from
Ohio Kiver. and is lighted with gas and
heated with steam. Strict attention given
to quests. It is head-quarters for oil men
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7 M. II. BUbH,
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ME llC IIA XT TAILOR.
Court Street, PARKER??BURG. WEST V.V
Always keeps on hanu a larne and well se
lected stock of the best of Cloths. Cassimcrs j
Vestings. &c. Suijs made to order and upon
the shortestnoce. All work warranted. A
a latxe spply of Gent's Furnishing Goods al
ways ou hand am^'/'-'V.
J. R. MEHEN,
DEALER IN
Groceries, Produce,
And a full supply of fresh fish and
oysters always on hand.
Market street, next to Market House,
Parkersburg, W. Va. mav274t.
?p DWAAb BRAIDON.
riOXKER
TOBACCO WORKS
VARKERSBURG. WEST VA.
WM
DILS,
ooo.
Gen. Fire , Marine d- Life Insurance |
Agent.
Represents the following well known and
popular Insurance Companies.
Continental Ins. Co.,oi New York
(Cash Assetts over $2 ooo.ooo.)
Home Ins. Co., of Columbus, O!fio.
(Cash Assetts over *870,000.)
New York Life las. Co. New York,
Cash Assetts ^-?o.coc.ixc; au"i income *"\oco,
Otfu-e on Market street, above Court Square,
Parsburif, W Va.
uarvjf 1
JpURNITURE WARS-ROOMS
OF?
D. SCH/EFER,
Ann St., I'arkvvsb u rg.
BEDSTEADS, SETTEES.
SAFES. SOFAS.
WARDKOBES. BUREAUS,
ROCKING-CHAIRS. EASV-CHAIRS.
WRITING-DESKS. IMPROVED BLINDS,
LOUNGES, CHAIRS,
P1CTU KK-K RAM ES.
PARLOR FURNITURE,
MIRRORS OF ALL SIZES. Ac.,
And every variety of articles usually kepi
iu a first class furniture store, manufactured
ard imported. AU articles bought at this
store are warranted to He as represented wlier
urchased. Any article manufactured on tl ?
shortest notice." apr.'0'7t-6m |
SPACE
IS PAID FOR
BY THE
WEST VA.
OIL & OIL LAND
COMPANY,
Who are cmjagcd so constant
ly in
SHIPPING OIL
That they have not time to prepaic
an advertisement this week.
Address,
JfctroU-tiuij West Va.
Pa rl ersb u nj A rl vert I semen ts.
PLACE TO GET
THE CHEAPEST AND BEST
Groceries, Provisions, Grain awl Pro -
ducc, is ut
MARTIN Si GILBERT'S,
Market street, Parkersburu, W. Va
^jpHOMPSON & JACKSOJ^"
Wholesale Grocers and LiquoR
Dealers,
General Forwarding and Commission
]\/[e R C M A N T^
Corner of Ann and Kanawha Streets!
Parkcrsburg W. Va.
AVc will forward all poods to Volcano
promptly and in pood condition from all points.
\Ve refer to Thomas Schilling & Co., the
O Brien Bros, and others. All goods consigned
to our care will be forwarded without making
it necessary for the parties ordering, corres
ponding with us.
J. H. Stribling
DEALER IN
HATS, CAPS, BOOTS AND
SHOES. AND GENTS FURNISHING
Goods, Court Square, Parkersburg.
West Va, april 2c> i_v.
J W. lllTESHEW
Commission Merchant
?And Dealer in?
Flour, Grain, Baled Hay, etc.
Ground Feeds and Corn Meal a Spec ?
tally.
ANN STREET,
PARKERSBURG, WEST VA.
Mayti'jitt.
gURCIIE Jt BLTCHEft,
DEALERS IX
Hardware, Iron, Steel,
Nails, Xuts, Bolts, Etc .
Blacksmiths', Carpenters' and Coop
ers' Tools.
Belting and Packing,
Fire Brick and Clay.
Drill Rcpes. Sand pump Ropes, and
all kinds of cordage ? including
WIRE ROPE,
all sizes.
Bungs, Tank iron. Rivets ana all thai
is necessarv lor the Oi! Trade, also
a full stock of
WOODEN WARE;
And the celebrated cutlery of Rogers'
Wostenholm's, pocket and table.
Also Drain Pii'ts suitable for chim
neys.
CALL AND EXAMINE OUR
STOCK.
Court strc-ct, opp. 2d N'at. Ban];,
Parkersburg, W. Va.
RUBRICATING OILS
L. D. KRAFT & CO;
PRODUCERS AND DEALERS IN
WEST VIRGINIA
NATURAL LUBRI
CATING OILS.
Sole Proprietors of the Well Known
Address L. V. Kit A FT A Co.
Parkcrsbnrff'.
Parke rsbtt ry A<1 vcrtisem en ts '*
NOVELTY FOUNDRY
? AND?
Machin e Works.
JOJIX COOK ,
Machinist 1 Blacksmith
Engines, Saw Mills, Stave Machines,
etc., generally on hand.
Shafting, Piillcvs, Hangers, and all
kinds of Machinery, made to
order oa short notice.
HEAVY & LIGHT CASTINGS,
HEATING STOVES, Sic.
Oil Well Tools
of best Pi'and of Jrou.
Prompt attention paid to Repairs.
Kanawha St , bet. Market and Juliana
Streets ,
PARKERSBURG, W. VA.
5AUJf73tf
|yJE\VGOODS! NEW GOODS!
Prices greatly reduced !
Fall Stock Just lieceivcd
? AT ?
NEWBERGER'S
Two Doors from Post Office.
The puljiic is respectfully inlormed that 1
have iust received" one of the
FINEST & LARGEST STOCKS
? OF ?
fall atul Winter Goods,
Ever brought to Pr.rkcrsburg, consisting ol
DRY GOODS,
FANcif GOODS,
NOTIONS.
Bleached and Brown Muslins, Cassimurcs
Wool DcLaines, Alpaca Lusters. Sun
Shudes. Sun-Downs Silks. Satins. Ar".
Also a fine Stock of Carpets and
Oil Cloths
My Stock of Notions. Gloves, Hosiery, &c .
is unusually large and cotnpicic."
At mv store on the corner of Court Street and
Court Square, vou will also find .1 large
and elegant stock of
CLOTHING FOIl MKX AN1) ROYS,
Consisting ot every kind and variety of Goods
and at reduced prices.
Custom work prepariji- upon short order, and
by the best and most experienced workmen.
Ordersfrom Volcano and vicinity for anything
stores will receive prompt and satis
factory attention.
SAti'I.. NEW REtlOE
PaiikUkshuko, Wlst Va.
rpIlE MAMMOTH
NEW FURNITURE
WARE-ROO M S
W. H. WARNE& CO
Court St., Parkvrsbury ,
vl'"irst door below First National Hank) is now
open. Those who arc desirous of purchusiiig
Superior Furniture
? at ?
Reasonable. Prices
I'annot do better than exajnine the vfork at
this establishment, before making their
selections,
(pPff Inquiries by mail promptly answered.
Their Stock is complete, comprised in part ol
Marble and Wood Top
^?"Tables and Stands,
^""Ladies' and Gentieihen's
pg* Writing Desks,
;37"Lotzs Patent Spring Bed Lounge,
ICS?** \ V a rd robes and Bookcases,
jST'Cainp and Easv Chairs,
?3?" Bureaus and Sideboards.
Refrigerators
|y Window Shades!
-ALt KINDS OF?
COFFIXS
Constantly oa hand.
We arc prepared to manufacture to n-rfet
a'lvthnig irj our line, in the vcjj best style.
We have none but first-t lass workmen, and
all responsible order* from Volcano and vi
tality, will be promptly tilled, and goods
warranted as represented.
? i/*V tern ember the f>l?ce.?{gl
PARKERSB17RG, WEST VA.
funcJc '/"itf.
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J.G. BLACKFORD,
Fovivavtfiny and Commission
ME 11 CHANT.
l'ork-paclcer, ami curi r rf the celebrated
In amis ol Maryland Sugar Ojrcd ll.inis, and
Shuu liters and breakfast Kac.':i.
-DKALKK 'N?
St iple and Fancy firoccri<;?;, Provisions. I.iq
uors. Argosy ami oilict choice l>ranils of lltmr
Agent 1 ? ?r l'oineroy !>;i Jt Co. I'oincrov Iron
Co's. Nails. Louisville l.iuie an. I Cement,
Xeiiia l'owder Co. ?Vc. iV'c.
, Ann Street, above Court, Parkerslmrj,
M'cst Vn. inaj'6-Cnii J
The Oil Region in Boston
It is an old saying that you must go
abroad to hear the news of home.
Some man writing from Petroleum
Centre to a Boston newspaper, unbur
dens himself of a stock of Information
concerning the oil region that will be
new to our readers. It is surprising
that a paper at the "Hub of the Uni
verse" should be caught with such
?ross absurdities, detailed as facts.
The correspondent says:
At the oil towns of Pleasantville,
bil City, Reno, Franklin, Pithole, and
elsewhere, new wells are being started
drfily, which produce largely, and the
oil is o' an excellent quality. Most
all these "strikes" hive been made on
territory which has been considered
unproductive by the old operators.
Not only have thei-e important strikes
created consternation, but the "flow
ing" of the "dry holes," made by dis
gusted prospectors in the days of the
great oil fever of iSfy and 1S65, ir. a
nine days' wonder. These "dry holes"
are located in a'l parts of the region,
the larger proportion, however, being
at Reno and Franklin, are made pro
ductive by the use of nitro-glycerine
torpedoes, which, being thrown into
the openings, produce sufficient con
cussion to open the interstices in
which the petroleum is secrcted. A
great number of these wells yield as
high as 200 barrels of"crude" per day.
Speculators from New York, Boston,
Philadelphia, and the Western cities,
are "prospecting," and there is every
probability of there being as much ex
citement all through tne regions as
there was in the palmiest days of the
oil {'ever. The hotels are filled with
excited crowds of oil producers, bro
kers, prospectors and speculators, and
every train brings in inore people in
terested ? or anxious to be interested
"in the oil trade. As it is not general
ly known, nothing in the agricultural
or horticultural line will grow in the
oil regions, and the birds never come
here. This is attributable to the fact
that the ground and atmosphere are so
thoroughly impregnated with the sm?-ll
of petroleum that neither vegetable
matter can germinate or the feathered
species exist. There is nothing but
a dark cloud overshadowing the whole
region, and the particles of black dirt
that arc continuously flying about,
pnhetra'.e everything. The daughters
and wives of the "oil pioneers and
kings" never attire themselves in light
clothes, but the apparel general con
sists of sombre shades. Many per
sons arc a!\va_\ s in an Erebus like state
which is only heightened by the a.;! o!
lamps. The streets are lighted with a
natural gas from the wells, which
comes from the pipes in one sol'd, his
sing flame, whieh burns constantly,
day and night. The people have a be
grimmcd appearance, looking a>
though they had been smeared with
"crude petroleum" and tnen dusted
with black d'rt. Hut through thi>
blackness wil! he seen on the shirt
bosom of an "oi! prince" a $ to, 000 or
a .foo.ooo diamond. In this country
to be somebody one must be an oil
prince and sport immense diamond*:.
Education is literally nowhere, but to
be we.l up i:i oil trade parlance is to
be great and mighty.
At I..\' T we are finding out who
Cx-sar was, it not what lie ib. A wag |
tells us all about the original Jacobs,
thus: "Julius Cajsar? an ancient Ro
man of celebrity. lie advertised to
the effect that he had rather he first ut
Rome than second ut ik small village.
He was a man of great muscular
strength. Upon one occasion l.e threw
an entire army across the Rubicon. A
general named Pompey met him in
what was callcd the "tented field,' but |
Pompcv couldn't hold a Roman can
die to Julius. Wc are assured, upon
the aulhpritj of Patrick lleni v, that I
'Cxsar had his Jirutus.' The unbiased j
reader ol history, however, will con
clude that, on the contrary, Drutus |
rather had C;esar. '1 his Brutus never j
struck me as an unpleasant man to
meet, but he did Carsar. Alter ad- !
dressing a few oral remarks to Jmuus
in the latin language, Carsar evpired.
Ciesar was bald, while (Jrant is not,
and wore a !a"rel tly l!i u.->li to conceal;
ttie billiard ball which he called a
head."
A Danih ky boy was on the sloop {
reading a aiurder trial, out Saturday
aliernoun, when hi> lather s>atd lo Itiui : '
"How dees the thcrmoiueler stand,
Thomas?" "I naniiiious lor ac(ji.i' tal. |
on the ground of insanity," was the
mechanical reply. Thomas is sore jet. I
lie says;
Mountain Jusii-e.
Ball's Gulch, a mining camp in Park
county, about fifteen miles soiitli of
Fnirolay, is where Judge Lynch put
in his last appearance. A spirit of
lawlessness has been manifested
among the denizens of this camp for
some time past, and since the advent,
about two weeks sincej of a couple of
men, named respectively llenry Hall
and Michael Boyce, or "'Big Mike'' as
he was called^ and the opening of a
whisky mill, disorder seems to have
reigned supreme.
On Wednesday last a gang of ruf
fians, filled up with their own dead
poison, and fully armed, marched
down the gulch to the camp, which is
over a mile distant from the saloon.
Arriving there they commenced a gen
eral fusilade with their revolvers, not
injuring anybody, however, apd also
began to abuse and insult everybody
who went near them. It was melcss
to remonstrate with them, as they
woulc say: ''You'd better get your
shoot :ig irons if you want anything to
do with us."
After trying in almost every way to
get up a light, they at last drew weapons
ind threatened to shoot a Mr. Hig
ginson. This was the "last feather on
the camel's back" villi the forbear
ance of the miners, and in a short time
eight men, armed with rifles, sur
rounded the desperadoes. Hall and
isoyct drew their revolvers instantly,
but were prevented from shooting.
The entire gang were arrested and
placed in a storehouse under guard,
and taken to Fairplay for trial. By
this time the men had bccomc tober,
and wt-ie asked if they would leave
the gulch peaceably, but both Hall
and Bovcc refused, sa\ ir.g that they
would have "satisfaction" before they
left, and also threatened to shoot Col.
Hall, shoot the men who had disarmed
them and fire the buildings in the gulch
when released. Hall said he had been
a bushwhacker and knew what he was
talking abotit, and both showed them
selves to be desperate villains.
Hall is said to have killed three men.
while Boyce is fully as had as his com
panion.
During the night a vigilance ccm
mitteec was organized, a consultation
held, and in the morning the ghastly
forms of Hall and Bo_)ce hung lifeless
from the limb of a tree, abcut half a
mile below the camp.
Several desperate characters who
lately went into the gulch were mis
sing the next day, and the camp i? now
quiet find orderly, and probably will
be for sonic time. ? Denver Tribune,
Augt iS.
Woman's Inhumanity to Her Ses.
There is much Ibod tor reflection in
the following questions and answers:
? "Who hits a woman when she's
down?" "Why, another woman."
"Who keeps her down?" "Why, an
other woman." That's so. If women
were as severe upon men who trans
gress the bonds ol morality and deccn
ey as they arc upon the transgressions
of their own sex, we should speedily
have inaugurated a reform mi society
that would be worth a thousand mid
night missions or RosSne Associations
\V omen arc crows ? we hope the la
*i I
dies will pardon us for the comparison
? but it is a truthful one even if not
tastelul. We say women are like crows.
One of their number falls wounded by
sin, and she is -i.unediately set upon [
and torn to pieces. The doors of re
spectable associations are closed
against her. The virtuous female
turns from her in loathing and di>gust. j
Even the common sympathy of human ;
1 1 a : 11 r-? is denied her. No help. tor the
sinning woman. No help! Hut what|
of the man who has wrought this poor
creature's ruin, and who has led ii-r
sieps into the paths of folly and sinr
Is he tabooed by women generally?
There are noble women who would
scorn to meet on any terms the man
through whose Instrumentalitv an un
suspecting sister h.i* fallen. Hut, alas," I
how rare are such instances. The!
most licentious men we ever knew ?
and with thfir licentiousness well ]
known to the world ? were the men I
I
upon w hom we have seen virtuous wo- 1
men lavish their sweetest smiles. They j
had ready access to the very hearth I
stones of households where the pres
ence of a fallen wutuan would have
been regarded with as mucb alarm and I
horror as that of one plaguc-Mniltcn. i
Oh, the cruelty and injustice of
women. "M?;i's inhumanity lo man I
makes counties^ thousands mourn."]
What, o! woman't ii:hr.:uanity to we
man?
A Sorry Scene.
The Boston Traveller calls atten
tion to the appearance of a well
dressed man at the Third Police Sta
tion, on Tuesday afternoon, in a scan
dalous state of intoxication. He was
supported bj two officers, and in a
maudhng way expressed dissatisfac
tion with everybody. A moment's
conversion sufficed to make his con
dition apparent.
Captain Ford directed that he be
locked up in a cell, which direction,"
was of course, carried out, and the
poor unfortunate slumbered quietly.
At half past seven o'clock, or therea
bouts, a neatly dressed and modest
girl of thirteen made her appearance
at the office leading a little child by
the hand. Both were crying.
'?What do you want?" asked the
Lieutenant.
"We want our father (giving); <*on't
send him away; please don't send him
away! He is our father, and mother
is dying."
"Dying!" repeated the Lieutenant;
"dying of what?"
"Consumption, sir. She has been
ill for a year, and the doctor says she
is dying to night. Please let father
see her before she dies. She is all we
have got in the world, and she is go
ing to the other side. We are so un
happy. ? Father is good to us when he
is good to himself, but he has been un
happy lately. He loves mother dearly,
and I suppose lie drinks liquor be
cause he cannot bear to have her leave
him."
"Send for that man in No. 15," di
rected the Lieutenant, and the prisoner
was brought into the office. "Mr. offi
cer," he continued, "go with these chil
dren and take this man with you.'
See If their story is correct.
A few moments elapsed, and the of
ficer returned alone. The mother and
the wife was dead, Prostrate by her
side, he said, lay the recumbent body
of her ill-starred husband, and the lit
tle girls wept silently in the corner of
the room. The spectacle was one of
sadness and sorrow, and even the offi
cer, accustomcd as he is to scenes of
such a character, was compelled to
wipe the tears from his eyes as he told
the story. Proper measurers were
taken for the relief of the family, and
the occurrence was placed brielly on
rcecrd.
The Toughest of Cats.
The following is the latest from the
Danbury jVcws : "There is a man on
Franklin street who has been engaged
for the past two months in a mighty
effort to kill a cat. In that lime that
unfortunate animal has explored the
bottom of every stream and sheet of
water within six miles of Danbury, has
had an unintentional taste of the several
new varieties of powder, and has got
so it can tell in the dark, without look
ing around, the difference between a
hall brick and a whole one. The man
hitn-sclf hasn't got a whole piece of
clothing in his .vardrcbe, and has al
most lost the use of one leg from rheu
matism contracted while drowning the
cat, and has more scratches on him
than the survivor of four wives. His
aged father says he will take a chair
out in the yard on a pleasant afternoon
and will tit there for two hours at a
lime unJ look at th^t.cat and swear.
Shot as a Medicine.
Dr. Maydiuu, of France, has revived
the old practice of giving shot tol bil
ious colic, His me' hod is to take No.
; shot, alter carefully washing them
with sweet oil, and give a desert spoon
ful every half hour, lie claims that in
live hours the vomiting ceases. The
? edhor ot the Pacific Medical and Sur
gical journal relates the following
anecdotc illustrative of hi? treatment:
A clergyman was taken very sick and
stopped at the house of a good old
lady, v. ho was familiar with the treat
ment, who staled that she had no shot,
hut that a bullet would answer the pur
pose. Sue gave it to the divine, who,
after being assured ol its great ellicacv,
swallowed it. and to his joy and sur
prise lonud that in a very short time
lie was entirely relieved of the colic.
Before leaving he expressed some
doubt to the old lady about. this piece
oflcad so heavy finding its ,\ ay through
the bowels. 'Oh, my,' she replied, 'vou
need have no anxiety about that, as it
has been through me ten or twelve
liijicb.'
A man lias started a paper in the
State ot Maine, to be issued "occasion -
allv;" ?vhieh i* a jjreat deal oftenor,
the editor savs. than lie biu!! be
!o yet his pa_v lor u.

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