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THE VOLCANO LUBRICATOR.
THE ORGAN OF THE WEST VIRGINIA OIL PRODUCERS. ........ GEORGE P. SARGENT, PUBLISHER & PROPRIETOR
~~~ VOLCANO, WEST VA., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1S73. NO. .7
VOL.
sJ
Volcano Lubricator.
Published every Tuesday
?by ?
GEORGE P. SARGENT.
Office: No. S, Raymond street.
Subscription Bates:
Oue year, invariably in advance, $3.00.
Six months 44 44 44 i.a*.
:o:
2.00
Advertising Rates
One Square, one insertion,
Each additional 41 i-oo
One Square one year. *5-oo
14 " six months, 15.00
14 44 three months 10.00
One Fourth Column one year, 40.00
14 41 six months. 30.00
" 44 three months,, 20.00
One Half Colnmn oneyear, 70.00
" " six months, 60.00
44 44 three months, 50.00
One Column one year, 140.00
44 44 six months, 90.00
44 44 three months, 70.00
I ocal notices 20 cents per line.
Xo notice inserted for less than one dollar.
All yearly advertisers pay quarterly in ad
Pa rkersb u rg A d vertise men ts?
JOHN A. HUTCHINSON. JR. DAVE D.JOHNSON.
//??/TCHINSON & JOHNSON,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Lazv,
Court Square, PARKERSBUR' \ W. V.
SWANN HOUSE. ? B. Gilhekt,
Proprietor, Parkersburg, W. Va. This is the
only first-class Hotel in Parkersburg. It is
fitted up with all the modern improvements.
Pure soft water is constantly supplied from
Ohio River, and is lighted" with gas and
heated with steain. Strict attention given
to guests. It is head-quarters for oil men
^M. H. BUSH,
MERCIIAXT TAILOR,
Court Street, PARKEReBURG, WEST VA'
1 I- .... .1 " and .veil se
voun oirtci, 1
Always keeps on hand a large and .roll se
lected stock of the best of Cloths. Cassimers
Vesting*, &c. Sitijs made to orde." and upon
the snortestnoce. All work warranted. A
a large spplyof Gent's Furnishing Gocds al
ways ou hand autn'71-iy.
J. R. MEHEN,
DEALER IV
Groceries, Produce,
And a full supply of fresh fish and
oysters always on hand.
Mar'.c; tiicci, acxtto Market House,
Parkersburg, W. Va. m?ya7-4t.
J^DWARD BRAIDON.
PIOSEER
TOBACCO WORKS
FARKERSBURG, WEST VA.
DILS,
Gen. Fire, Marine <f Life Insurance
Agent.
Represents the following well known and
popular Insurance Companies.
Continental Ina. Co., of New York
(Cash Assetts over $2,000,000.)
Home Ins. Co., of Columbus, Ohio.
(Cash Assetts over ?970,000.)
New York Life Ins. Co. New York,
Cash Assetts $20,000,000; an'l income $j,ooo.
OOO.,
Office oa Market street, above Ceurt Square,
Parsburg, W V a.
uaryat, 1
jpURNITURE WARE-ROOMS
? OF?
D. SCHjEFER,
Ann St., Parkersburg.
BEDSTEADS, SETTEES,
SAFES. SOFAS.
WARDROBES. BUREAUS,
ROCKING-CHAIRS. EASY -CHAIRS.
WRITING -DESKS, IMPROVED BLINDS,
LOUNGES, CHAIRS,
PICTURE-FRAMES,
FARLOR FURNITURE,
MIRRORS OF ALL SIZES, &c.,
And every variety of articles usually kept
iu a first class furniture store, manufactured
and imported. All articles bought at this
store are warranted to be as represented when
urchased. Any article manufactured on tf 1
shortest notice." apr20'7i-6m
'jpnis SPACE
IS PAID FOR
BY THE
WEST VA.
OIL & OIL LAND
COMPANY,
lVho are engaged so constant
ly in
SHIPPING OIL
That they have not time to prepaie
an advertisement this week.
Address,
Fctroleumj West Va.
Farhersburg Advertisements.
'pilt PLACE TO GET
THE CHEAPEST AND BEST
Groceries, Provisions, Grain and Pro
duce, is a*
MARTIN & GILBERT'S,
Market street, Parkersburg, W. Va
rJAHOMPSON & JACKSO
Wholesale Grocers and Liquor
Dealers,
General Forwarding and Commission
M E R C H A N T^
Coiner of Ann and Kanawha Streets,
Parkersburg W. Va.
We will forward all (foods to Volcano
promptly and in good condition from all points.
Wc refer to Thomas Schilling & Co., the
0 'Brien Bros, and others. All goods consigned
to our care will be forwarded without making
1 t neccssary for the parties ordering, corres
ponding with us.
J. H. Stribling,
DEALER IX
HATS , CAPS, BOOTS AND
SHOES. AND GENTS FURNISHING
Goods, Court Square, Parkersburg.
West Va, april aq ly.
J w. HITESHEW
Commission Merchant
?And Dealer in?
Flour , Grain, Baled Hay , etc.
Ground Ftcds and Corn Meal a Spec
ialty.
ANN STKEET,
PARKERSBURG, WEST VA. ,
Mayu'7iU.
gURCHE & BUTCHER,
DEALERS IN
Hardware, Tron, Steel,
Xails, Xitts, Bolts , Etc.
Blacksmiths', Carpenters' and Coop
ers' Tools.
Belting and Packing,
Fire Brick and Clav.
Drill Ropes. Sand pump Ropes, and
all kinds of cordaye ? including
WIRE ROPE,
all sizes.
Bungs, Tank iron, Rivet6 ana all thai
is necessary for the Oil Trade, also
a full stock ol
WOODEN WARE;
And the celebrated cutlery of Rogers'
Wostcnholm's, pocket and table.
Also Drain Pipes suitable lor chim
neys.
CALL AND EXAMINE OUR
STOCK.
Court street, opp. 2d Nat. Bonk,
Parkersblrg, 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. D. KRAFTS' Co.
Farkersbury.
1'a rhersb it rg A d vertisem en t<.
j\J~ DVELTY FOUNDRY
?AND ?
Machine Works.
JOllX COOK ,
Machinist! Blacksmith
Engines, Saw Mills, Stave Machines,
etc., generally on hand.
Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers, and all
kinds of Machinery, made to
order on short notice.
HEAVY & LIGHT CASTINGS,
HEATING STOVES, &c.
Oil Well Tools
of best brand of Iron.
Prompt attention paid to Repairs.
K'atiaxvha St , bet. Market and Juliana
Streets,
PARKERSBURG, W. VA.
5.\up73tf ^
J^EW GOODS! NEW GOODS!
Prices greatly reduced !
Fall Stock Just Received
?AT?
NEWBERGER'S
Two Doors from Post Office.
The public is respectfully iniornied that I
have just received one of the
FINEST & LARGEST STOCKS
?OF ?
Fell and Winter Goods,
Evar bro-.ght to Parkersburg, consisting ?1
DRY GOODS,
FANCY GOODS,
NOTIONS.
Bleached and Brown Muslins, Ca^sim-.-rrs
Wool DeLa'nt'S, Alpaca Lusters, San
Shades. Sun-Downs." Silky, Satins,
Also :i fine Stuck of Carpets and
Oil Cloth*.
My Stock of Notions. Gloves, Hosiery, &c .
is unusually large and complete.
At my store on the corner of Court Street and
Court Square, vou will also find a large
autf elegant stock ol'
CLOTHING FOR MKN AND BOYS,
Consisting ol every kind and variety of Goods
and al reduced prices.
Custom work prepared upon short order, and
by the best and most experienced workmen.
Ordersl'rom Volcano and vicinity for anything
stores will receive prompt and satis
far, orv attention.
SAA'i'L. NEWBEltGE
Pakklksbuko, WkST Va.
rp!lE MAMMOTH
NEW FURNITURE
WARE-ROOMS
VV.H.WARNE& CO
Court St., Farlcershury,
vl,-irst door below First National liauk) is now
open. Those wlio are desirous of purchasing
*N ttferior Fu rn itu re
? at ?
Reasonable Prices
rannot do better than examine the work at
this establishment, before making their
selections.
Inquiries by mail promptly answered.
I'heir Stock is complete, comprised in part ol
Marble and Wood Top
C2T"Tables and Stands,
?^"Ladies' and Gentlemen's
pS* Writing Desks,
^"Lotzs Patent Spring Bed Lounge,
Wardrobes and Bookcases,
^"Camp and Easy Chairs,
irar Bureaus and Sideboards.
^""Refrigerators
EST Window Shades.
? ALL KINDS OK ?
COFFINS
Constantly on hand.
Wc are prepared to manufacture to ordei
anything in our line, in the very best style.
We ha.e none but first-class workmen, and
nil responsible orders from Volcano and vi
? initv, will be promptly tilled, and goods
warranted as represented.
It cmcni ber the f>/acc,,m
PARKERSCl'RG, WEST VA.
|uoe2C 71 tf.
1858, 1873,
j.G. BLACKFORD,
Forwarding and Commission
31 Fit ClIANT.
Pork-packer, and curcr of the celebrated
biantls of Maryland Sugar Cured Hams,' and
Shoulders and breakfast Bacon.
? DLALt.lt I.N?
Stiplc and Fancy Groceries, Provisions. Liq
uors. Argosy and othei choice brands of Hour
Agent for Pomeroy Salt Co. Poineroy Iron
Co*s. Nails. Louisville Lime and Cement.
Xenia Powder Co. <\:c. ?Vc.
Ann Street, above Court, Parkersburg,
West Va. m.ii'6-6tn
Poetry.
I Cannot Call Her Mother.
1IY MUS. SAK All T. UOLTON.
The marriage rile is over,
And ti\ough I turned aside
To keep the guests from seeing
The tears 1 could not hide ?
I wreathed my face in smiling,
And led tny little brother
To greet my father's chosen,
But 1 could not call her mother.
She is a fair young creature,
With a meek and gentle air,
With blue eyes, soft and loving,
And silken sunny hair;
1 know my father gives her
The love he bore another;
But if she were an angel
1 could not call her mother.
To-night I heard her singing
A song I used to love.
When its sweet tones were uttered
By her who sing's above.
It pained my heart to hear it,
And my tears 1 could not smother;
For every word was hallowed
By the dear voice of my mother.
My father, in the sunshine
Of happy days to come,
May half forget the shadow
That darkened our old home.
^Iis heart no more is lonely,
But me and little brother
Must ttill be orphan children
God can give us but one mothci.
They've borne my mother's picture
From its accustomed place,
And set beside my father's
A younger, fairer face;
They've made her fine old chamber
The boudoir of another;
But 1 will not forget thee,
My own. my angel mother.
Humor our.
llow can manufacturing pay when
it takes ten mills to make a cent?
A Detroit furniture man hung out
a card inscribed, ''Buggy! For Sale!"
and placcd it on a second-hand bed
stead.
A Cleveland woman was fright
ened to death while savi.ig her pet dog
from being run over. The dog is all
right. '
A Western parson delicately be
gan s. funeral discourse by alluding to
the fact that lie had officiated at the
hanging cf the father of the deceased.
Punch sarcastically says: "Educa
tion produces great results in the Uni
ted States. It is said to make good
children even out of the Cincinnati
boys."
The dying words of a Delaware wo
man were: "Henry, if you ever marry
again, remember it only tal.es a cupful
ol sugar to sweeten a quart of goose
berries."
Postal cards are now used for the
detection of criminals. Photographs
of the person are pasted on the cards,
which are sent broadcast in every di
rection.
The sprightly Boston Transcript
a?ks, "If a Miss is as good as a mile,
how good is a Mrs?" If she is a wid
ow she will be good for a league under
almost any circumstances.
?? ^ 9
"Do you think," asked Mrs. Pep
per, "that a little temper is a bad thing
in a woman?" "Cer.ainly not," re
sponded a gallant philosopher; "it is a
good thing, and she ought never to
lose it."
A La Ckosse man, who committed
tuicide, wrote a note for his wile,
which said: "I'm going to a country
where red -headed women are never
seen." She was so mad she wouldn't
attend the funeral.
A Quaker having sold a fine-look
ing but blind horse, asked the purchas
er, "Well, m_y friend, dost thou see any
fault in him?" "No," was the answer.
"Neiiher w ill he see an y lault in thee."
said old broadbrim.
After Mr. Casey had finished read
ing the "Declaration," on the I'ourlh,
at Mound City, ll'inois, a man rose
and moved that the speech be publish
ed, that it was one of the best speeches
he had ever "hecrn" in his life.
It is suggested that all the remain
ing servants of George Washington
attend the Centennial Celebration in
one bod_\, with becoming escort. Hav
ing been collected, they can be killed
oil' altogether, and the country relieved
of them lorever.
A:v exchange remarks that notwith
standing the fact that the recent tor
nado in Iowa blew the leathers oil"
Irom tin; poultry, we have yet to hear
of a single instance of a woman los
ing her lalse nair. The moral of which
is, that chickens should use hair-pins
when venturing out in a tornado.
Miscellany.
The Danbury News Man.
SOME OF Ji la VOU'i 111- CL tXl'tUiENC
ES IN ROME.
James Montgomery Bailey, the sub
ject of our sketch, was born of "poor,
but respectable parents," in the good
old Dutch ciiy ol Albany, on the 25th
of September, 1S41. His fcther, who
was a builder, fell, with several others,
from a building on the 4th of March,
1844. A few years after his mother
married again, and the family removed
to Iwme, N. Y.
Although it may have a depressing
influence upon the coming generation,
the truth must be told, that when
young he was rather wild, and could
always be found with "them nasty
boys." At an early age he essayed
peddling apples, but not getting vio
lently rich, he, at his mother's urging,
went to school.
When about fifteen years of age
James attempted the law, but a linen
coat thwarted his purpose and pre
vented his shining at the bar. It seems
the other oiiice boy was much smarter
at throwing ink, and more dexterous
in avoiding it. '1 lie damaged condi
tion in which James brought that coat
home one night to his sorrowing moth
er so depressed her that she withdrew
him from the bar.
He next turned his attention to the
grocery business, but a sweet tooth ri
valing his assiduity, he clerked "at it''
only long enough to tell the lump su
irar barrel in the daik.?
I
The grocer at parting gave his esti- 1
mate of James' true value, but thought
lie would prove a "Lad" to any one
who would boil him up or down, lit
even went out of his v/ay to inform
James' stepfather that his parting with
him was very much like parting with
the best part of his stock.
Turning from "trade and barter," he
plunged into literary pursuits, and
wrote a novtl! Another boy, similar
ly inclined to plunge, surreptitiously
obtained type from the Roman Citizen
and cheerfully controctcd to publish
the work. They reached ihe second
chapter, and. owing to the thrilling na
ture ( f the tale, were warmed up to their
work, when that Roman citizen, in
propria persona , made a descent on
the publishing house of Bailey & Co.,
and carried o.T the entire e fleets, in
cluding the cherished MSS., in his
pocket handkerchief.
Thus again was the yearning of his
aspiring soul diverted from its course,
and his future made a howling wilder
ness.
The novel v. as of a domestic char
acter, abounding in every day occur
rences, such as well-performed assas
sinations, and cleverly executed poi
sonings, all centering around the most
enduring love for tiiat "wisest, noblest
and best of gifts to man ? wo
man."
The novel was enlitled "The Aven
ger-r r" and was well calculated to
make trouSle in the literary world.
About 1859 young Bailey returned
to Albany, and lived with his grand
parents.
He again tried his luck in the gro
cery business. His employer proved
to be a more pleasant chap than the
Roman, and became so att&J.cd to
Jimmy that he took him along while
going through bankruptcy three
months later. Having struck in a solt
place, his employer shortly al ter went I
into the grain business, aud cngageu
young Bailey as clerk.
Admonished by late experience, his
employer became tearfully economi
cal, and after purchasing a boat load
of oats, that had been under water, he J
violently exercised this- new trait in
netting lames to turning a fan mill in
the tup Ion of a four-story building.
Having raised the wind considerably,
and cleaned out the oats, he went home
to die, but eventually recovered, and
in the fall of iooo removed to Dan
bury, Connecticut. ? Albany Evening
Journal.
' A poor lone widow, with seven
children arid a sore throat, paid the
necessary taxes and took six dogs from
the Milwakee pound.
# * ? -
A Scold; newspaper adds to the
mystery of the lichoonic trial, when
it solemnly avers that the genuine Ar
thur Orton lately passed through Clj
on his way to England.
Tiie proprietors of the Melbourne
Argus, as the representatives of the
Australian aosj. .1 ? ?. have ft:c?
cccdcd in establishing the cop.? right of
telegrams published in newspapers.
The Persecution c,l Jones.
We have no other authority for it
than Jones himself, and therefore Cun
nnl vruch foi it> truthfulness. Jor.ei
told us that lie was persecuted nearly
to death some time ago by a sewing
machine agent, v. iio wanted him to
make a purchase. Unable at last to
endure the persistence of the man,
Jones says lie bought a diving bcii and
went out 400 miles from land and de
scended two n.iles into the ocan to
spend a few days in pcace. lie had
iiardiy touched bottom when he saw
the sewing macl.L.e man cominpHown
in divers' armor, carrying with him a
"?hutlle-leed and sixty strong testi
monials to the merits of his buttoi. lioie
attachment. Jones informs us that he
suddenly roie 10 the surface anJ pre
pared to sail home; but just as the
ship's anchor was being hauled over
the side, it fell and upset tiie cock's
caboose, scattering the live coaL ir.lo
powder magazine. This caused a ter
rific explosion, and Mr. Jones was
blown four miles upward into the air
(This is Jones' statement, remember).
Just as he began to come down, he met
the sewing machine solicitor .coining
up in a balloon, with a bucketful of
samples of the lock stich, and a model
ol his patent reversible heuuncr.
When Jones fell he was picked up,
and he sailed straight for home. As
the vessel drew near the dock Jones
perceived the a:;ent standing on the
wharf waiting for him with a "noise
leas button-hole attachment." (We
thought all button-holes were neeessa
rii_y noiseless, but Jones is responsible.)
Thereupon Jones hid himself in the
eabin, and instruc:ed the captain to
any to the agent that he, Jones, had
died of yellow fever on r he voyage.
When the sawing machine man heard
this, he seized a copy oi a certificate
from a clergyman's wife and then blew
out his brains with z pistol, evideatiy
determined to follow Jones into the
next world, ur.'j sell him a machine at
all hazards. We give this for what it
is worth. We only know that Jonca
was educated by his parents to btl.cvc
that it was wicked to tell a lie.
Small Bey c* the Period.
Says the Stockton Gazette: Where
the road b'etween Merced and Spelling
crosses the Merced river, that stream
is about two hundred yards in width,
ar.d even at this season of the year,
when the water is low, it looks like a
dangerous and deep s'ream to cross.
Last Thursday a patent medicine
a^ent, traveling on horseback through
| that section, came to the river, ar.d
hesitated about attempting lo ford it
as he saw the wide expanse of rushing
waters. There is no briuge anywhere
along there, so. af^er some indecision,
he concluded to swim his horse across.
Spying a !jo> fishing in a &mall punt
near that bank, he said:
"liello, bub!"
'?Hello, yourself."
"Can 1 get \ ou to take my clothes
across the river in your boa:?"
'T reckin you km if you've got any
soap."
"All right, I'll give you a quarter
to take over my clothes and this car
pet-hack to the opposite shore."
To this the boy nodded assc.it, the
oliuiigej disrobed, turned over the car
pet-sack and habiliment* to the j""e
nile, who paddled oul in'.o'-.c sueam.
The s'raii^er mounted his horse, pre
pared 10 swim the river a:;d enjoy the
luxury of a bath. Willi a sj'iati;
e> cry movement, the hoise stepped in
to the stream and walked u-ios? ? the
water nowhere was jnore than eiBht
een inches deep! To say that the med
icine man, p?.? wii?.d on tin: Lack 01 a
horse, wa? a man ot' iniquity fur the
space ot" hail* an hcur would hardly
do justice to tl.e occasion. There were
enough "dams" along the Meited (hat
afternoon to supply a hundred mill
sites.
? ? ? ?
Alligator ieati.cr is coming into
iashion lor ladies' b<*.lts and satchels.
Mr. Alexander iiainar, who has
been conrined in tiie Pittsburg jail lor
contempt of Court, in disobeying the
injunction of the Uni"e'J States Court
in the Roberts' torpedo cases, was re
leased from jail la>t Sunday morning,
his term of sentence having expired.
i A max in Jackson countv Wiscon
i , , , . ?
sir, wishing sj net iid of his wife, sold
her to a neighbor, intending to send
ner and her purchaser to state prison
after they should bt^in to cohabit.
He next proposes lo get a divorce and
marry his ex-wile's sister whom he
has been courting for some time.

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