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GEORGE P. SASG3UT, PUCLTSIIEK. ? PROPRIETOR j Volcano Ji'c.s it J'ft. TUESDAY DEC. ! f\ 1S73 OIL SZWG. Modoc production continues to fall off very rapidly. Further developments establish the loss bv the Greece City iire at ooo. ? [Sand Pump. Those who are '?short" of cil fori this year's delivery. have every indi j cat:on of coining to ^rie ". The (|H?<t?0!i of the hour seems to i he. are the large fourth ?r.t*.d spouters three fourths water and one-fourth amher oil? The oil produced in "Western Penn sylvania the pa** vrr.r, it is estimated, would fill a canal feet wide at tl e top, 12 at the bot'om, ~ deep, an 1 70! miles long. If there is r.o demand for refined cil. it is just the time to buy, as the man in Philadelphia said the other day when he purchased ico,ooo barrels i:; one lot. If the production of the Butler Dis trict is falling oflT at the rate of qoo barrels per day, how manv days will i' 1 ta>(e for the market to rtach a dollar a barrel at the wells?. If the big spouters in Modoc and Millerstown are beautiful things of the pa*t. the only place to drill, after the fourth sand delusion is over, will be somewhere south-west of Butler. The Sheriff" of Butler countv sold last Saturday eighty-two oil wells. ? Nineteen of those were knocked down for seventy-two dollars. At that rate, every man'in Butler ccukl have an oil well of his own. The producers and tiie trade jener- | ally are awaking to the astounding j fact that fourth sand wells are not j near as prolific or profitable as their fond hopes anticipated. Ilenrc asud- j den and healthy advance in the mar ket.? [Herald. * ? - ? ? Frrm Petrolia (Ort.) Sentinel. Weekly Oi! Report. Another week of storm has consid erably interfered with out door busi ness, especially going hard with team sters, for, notwithstanding a sufficien cy of snow for sleighing, the want of a hard bottom causes teams with heavy loads to sink in the mud. whenever off j the ties or planks. Unless we get a! thavr and hard freezing, it will he dills - j cult to operate in the woods or low j ground. The condition of the roads j and the depression in the oil market ! make the present prospect dubious. ? j However, the hope of the introduction of oil upon railroads, raises the droop- | ing spirits of oil men, and gives hope j for an advance in price and a renewal I of development. We are now likely j to be thrown upon cur own resources: j that, no doubt, will call out the best I efforts of inventive genius. Our Pcnn- 1 svlvania neighbors appear to be grad ually descending to the bottom, and may then have a resurrection. Very little is said just now about new wells, and by general consent "shut down drilling"' (the cry in the Pennsylvania Oil Regions) appears to have taken deep root in this country. The only scattered wsils drilling are those of "Messrs. Perkins, Cooley Gleeson, adjoining the celebrated Lan caster well, Durham creek, and that of Mr. Sanson, a little to the south, Mur ray territory, both put'ing in casing, and Mr. Lancey's new well, southeast, upon Crescent property, in lower rock, with fair show. Mr. McDonald's fourth well is just completed and test ing, with a fair prospect. The Van Tuvl well, ready for surface. The Fletcher well, drilling in lower rock, with show. The new well of Mr. P. McGarvey. near Pittsburgh well, Pit hole, in I?".rr*r rock, Messrs. Fish Si Townsend's No. 4 i> in lower soap stone. The new well ot Messrs. Peat, Johnson & tiurd, near Drader well, northwest, is somewhat delayed in drilling by having broken two ?;nker.-; rock \ ei y hard. A correspondent asks us the follow- j ing question: "Is the letter a in Lat in always pronounced_!ong or not?" Neither. It is simply pronounced and that is ail. We cannot imagine what induced you to suppose that it was pronounced !ike the word "lon^" or the word "not." The letter a beais no sort of .resemblance to cither of the monosyllables in question, and It would he as reasonable to give it j ihe same sound as to pronounce the- i letter c like the word "metempsvcho- ! sis," or the figure 4 :;s it it were spcli | ed "wheelbarrow," iiutoad ot four. I Do not attempt these innovations up- : on the Latin language. It i.-> a dead ; language and cannot defend itself; v," 1 10 attack a corpte is cowaidiy. ' fi2L? Y0U.R3ELYE3. Manv bo* ?> and _? i i" ! -? make a lailure ! in !i!e because i: ? . d> not k am to | help themselves. They depend o:. j father and mc: !;*??". even t > 1 as;-; or their hats and lind tl e:r pi:; ?? ? ; When they become men .?n?? * u.nen. . they nil! depend on husbands and i ?.vivos to do the same iliiiiv*. "A n:iil to hang a I'M un." ?;< id r.a old n.an cl Sol yiars, "is worth evsrything tu a bo v.' j lie had been "through the mill," a penple say, so thai he knew. His mother had a nail for hhn when 1st was ;i bo_. ? "a nail to hang h:s hat on, and nothing ci.-e. li was ?"Henry's naii" from January to j unitary, year in and year out. atul no other member o! ; the family was allowed to appr;?. r:;.'. it for stnv purpose whatever, Ii tne broom by chance was : u:ig ihtreon.i | or an apron or coat, it was soon re moved, because thai nai! was "'o hang Henry's baton." And that nail c;dl I much for Henry; it helped make him I | what lie was ir. manhood ? a carelul. sympathetic, orderly man. at home, and abroad; on his farm and in h's] house, lie never wanted another to | do what he could do for himself. Young folks are apt to think that I certain things, good it: themselves, are not honorable. To be a blacksmith or a bootmaker, to work on a farm or drive a team, is beneath, their dignity os compared with being a merchant, or practicing medicine or law. i h;> rut ok is an enemv to -uecess and hap piness. No necessary labor is dis I creditable, it i> never dishonorable to j !>e useful. It is beneath n<> one s dig- j nitv to earn bread by the sweat of the , brow. When boys who have such I : false notions of dignity become men, thev are ashamed to help themselves as they ought and for want of this , quality they live and nie unhotiored. Frving to save their dignity, they lo?e j I Mere is a fact of a very successful j merchant. V, hen he began business ^ for himself, he carried his wares from j shop to shop. At length h;s business meea-ed to such tin extent that he hired a rorni at Marlboro Hotel, in j Roston, during the business -eason. and thither the merchants, having been duty t.o'.iiiou. would repair to make :w rebates. Anions all l.is customers there was on!v one man who woulo carry to his store t!ie goods he ha;, purchased, i he buyers asked to have j their goods cnrricd. ami often this ; manufacturer would carry them him- j self. Hut there w.v-> one merchant, j and the largest buyer c! the whole numbc. . who was not ashamed to he i seen etrrving a ease of goods through the streets. '.Sometimes he would pur , chase tour cases, and he would say. "Now, I will take two, and you take two. and we will carry them right over | to the store." So the manufacturer and the merchant often went through j the strec's of Boston tjuite heavily I loaded. This merchant, of all the number who went to Marlboro 1 1 ? >t o ! I for their purchases, succeeded in busi ness. He became a weait.iy man when > all others failed. The manufacturer, who was not ashamed to help himsell.j Is now living? one of the wealthy men of Massachusetts, ready to aid, by his generous gilts, every good ob ject that comes along, a:ul honored by ail who know him. You have oiten heard and read the maxim, "Clod helps those who help themselves." Is it not true?? [Mer ry's Museum. PETROLEUM FOR FUSL. This is a question which lias agitat ed the minds of inventors ever since the introduction of pc'roleur.i as a marketable article. Every sort of conceivable device has been brought into requisition for producing perfect combustion, and the scientific world to-day i- in possession of all the facts relating thereto. It is not the lac!; cl mechanical means of ensuring a per fect combustion which has prevented its introduction for purposes of fuel, but it is simply u ving to the wide fluctuations in the petroleum market. To-day it is lift.v cents a barrel at the wells, in a few months it may be Ij.co per barrel. The apparatus lor <_ "i suniing it is, however, so very simple and inexpensive that when oil touche a figure us low as it is to-day the sur j plus product might, with economy, he j lied to t.:: purpose, uiul when the ! price again rises, the apparatus could be removed anu ejai substituted. The latest intelligence upon the subject conies this time from Canada, where it appears a man named Religliine tried j an experiment c.:i locomotive belong- j ing to the Canada Southern Railway, with an average consumption of four gallons of petroleum per mile. The engine steamed quite freely and m;.Je ?_;oik1 time with a train of thirty cars. This would be about a barrel for every ' ten miles. The most simple contri vance for buruing petroleum is cither by means of a jet of ateain or com l>re sed air parsed at right angles over tim oriiicc -i .'i P'i'-' in *uc!i a manner that the i'.i v. ill !>c sucked up a:ui tbiown i..\> l lie furnace in the for.n ol ; a (sue sj ray, where if properly adjust ed it will undergo pcrfcct co nbustion- > T!;e enst of the apparatus is trilling. L-t ilio*? who thin!: it economical try j it. ? r I !en:Ut. # ^ j Quarreling Choirs. Win* do church choirs always qunr- J rel? Somebody quotes il.c trite old say - 1 in*;, by way of reply: "Two of a trade never agree." That is nonsense. Ministers, ant! lawyers, ; :i.! doctors, ar.d mechanics, an I riry-u?M!.:- dealers ? in f.ct, men of every trade a id profession under the suu, a-^ocia'e themselves toge'her for business ; urposes and live peaceably, hut if anybody knows of a church choir which has gone on steadily and amiably for ten years, he ha* discov ered the greatest wonder of the age. The members of the choir arc gen* j erj.Ily "professors of religion." Each one believes that on him, or her, de pends the whole success of the sing j ing. Each one believe-: that if he, or she, were to have influenza and col lapse, the singing would fall through. Gcncrall)' sneaking, about every third Sabbath, there will he no sing ing, fcccwiisc, to speak mildlv, the choir have ha;! a little misunderstanding. The hass ihinks the tenor sings tco much ir the opera style, and the tenor I hates the old-fashioned way the bass | of dragging his quarter notes and [ scurring over his rests. if the alto breaks down, she lays it to the way the soprano has of shriek ing when she readies a hi:;h tone; and the soprano declares her voice will be j ruined if the alto gives the shirred j passages so much time. Each member of the choir has n sis ter Jane, or a brother Tom, who could do so much better at the alto, or the , | tenor, than those members who sing j ?the parts in question; and whenever j there is an opportunity o." saying it, will remark: "Oh! you ought to hear my sister Jennie sing that air! it i& io splend id!" The tenor is sure that the bass sharps his flats, and the bass is equally sure that the tenor flats his sharps. Usually, when a "misunderstanding" occurs, there are two cliques ? and the one remains silent while the other I . sings. The si!ent clique wonders, in a loud whisper, "if that is the tune the old cow died of;" and then they crack peanuts, and chew peppermints ? and after the services are over, there is a lively quarrel, and in consequence no singing next Sunday. it has alwaxs been so; and we sup pose it always will he so ? but <ve do wish we knew the reason why. Kate Thorx. ??? Our uil friend Clyhammer had a ha hi! of walking in his sleep, and when he visited his father-in-law's house one night last January, he determined to fallen a cord to his 'eg. and to tie the other end (of the cord; not the other end of his leg) to something, so that the jerk Mould wake him if he attempt ed a somnambulistic prowl. Cly ham mer saw a pole projecting above the window-sill, on the outside, and it oc curred to him that it would he a good tiling to tie the cotd :o that. So he did, and thru turned in and went to sleep. The pole was really one end of a ladder. Ci_) hammer did not walk any that night, but about six o'clock in the morning, while he was still a slecp, the workmen came after the lad der. As thev tried tt? take it down, they ob.-crved that it stuck. !".it, think ing it was frozen, they gave it a terrif ic pull, and the next minute an able bodied American citizen, named Cly i.aninu r, dret- jd in an unbleached muslin night-shirt and em 'racing a bolstei, might have been seen emerg ing suddenly from a second story win dow, feet foremost. At first, Clyhatn mer thought there had been an earth quake; but when the workmen, not seeing him, began to move down the street, with the ladder on thrir shoul ders a : i Cb hammer t'ar glinvj on the end, will: one leg held by a ; t ri r, and his garments trailing in the delicious morning breeze, l.e grasped the situa tion and coinine. ced to reason with ihe workmen and to present the mat ter to them in different lights, ;t:id to swear and insist on being released. ? When they got him home he had elev en kinds cf rheumatism and all the known varieties of neuralgia. lie riveU himself now to the bedstead at j nights. ? [Max Adlcr. Pennsylvania' - annual production of minerals nearly equals thai of ail the oth- r .States and Territories combined. In the last year reported by the censes her mines yielded $76,208,3^6 worth cf minerals, and all the rest of the cou::? try ? 76,31/}, 50.) wortii. VOLCANO Lubricat'r is i'i at VOLCANO, W. VA 15 V GEO. P. SARGENT. I i KKMS 82.00 per year, inva riably in advance. NOW IS THE flME TO SUli SCRIUE ! SIlN i ) IN i HE NAMhS. ADVERTISE ! i\ rim LUBRICATOR. GO TO R.J.A.Boreman's S A >. C W if) ? < f h W P4 O t/) O ? < ? i ?> t iSts P; t jc-'s >' n . v ^ u v ,* o v? i* ^ A K / FOR BLANK, SCHOOL AND MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS! Stationery, Chromos, Gold Pens, &c. WHOLESALE & RETAIL. ORDERS SOLICITED. COR SEU COURT SQCAIiEX tlAUKET ST. PARKERSBURG, WEST VA M. J. OBRIEN. W. S. O'BRIEN M. J. 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Junction Car Works and Flue Mill. 32 & WALNUT STS., PHILADELPHIA, PA. TUBING AND CASING. We call especial attention to Oil operators to our Patent Socket Tub iilf / which is now being use J by operators throughout the country with great satisfaction. Best Manufacture of Well Fittings, etc., etc., M. j. O'BRIEN & BRO., Sole Ay cut* for Ohio and West Vu. JAMES M'CONAHY, CO OJ u 0> < ft) J;. -&rv?i A s Clocks and Musical Instilments. COURT ST. PARKJ'RSBURG, W. VAf