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THE VOLCANO LUBRICATOR.
THE CRGAN OF THE WEST VIRGINIA OIL PRODUCERS. . GEORGE P. SARGENT, PUBLISHER A PROFRIETOH VOL 3. VOLCANO, WEST VA., TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1874. NO. 31. Volcano Lubricator. Published every Tuesday ?BY? GEORGE P. SARGENT. Office: No. S, Raymond street. Subscription Rates: One year, invariably in advance, $2.00. Six months " ' " " 1.2?. Adrrrtisi it <j Hates : One Square, one insertion, 5 2.00 Each additional 41 1. 00 One Square one year. 25.00 ?' " six months, 15.00 " u three months 10.00 One Fourth Column one year, 40.00 " " six months, 30.00 ?? " three months,, 20.00 One Hall" Column one year, 70.00 ?' " six months, 60.00 ?? u three months, 50.00 One Column one year, 140.00 " " ?iix months. 90.00 " " three months, 70.00 l ocal notices 20 cents per line. No notice inserted tor less than one dollar. All ysarly advertisers pay quarterly in ad *nc.>. Pa rkersbu va Advertise men ts. fO UN A. HCTCH1NSON. JK. DAVE D. JOHNSON. //t/TCHINSON & JOHNSON, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law , Court Square. PAKKERSBURH, \\\ V. 6WANN HOUSE. ? B. Gilbert, Proprietor, Parkersburg, W. Va. This isthe 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 pas and heated with steam. Strict attention given to guests. It is head-quarters for oil men '71? tf. ?yrpi. H. BUSH, MERCHANT TAILOR. Court Street, PARKERcBURG. WEST VA' Always keeps on hand a larjje and well se lected stock of the best of Cloths, Cassimers ! Vestines, &c. Suiis made to order and upon the shortestnoce. All work warranted. A a large spplyof Gent's Furnishing Goods al ways ou hand augV7t-iY? J. R. MEHEN, X DEALER IS vjroceries, Produce, And a full supply of fresh fish and oysters always on hand. Market street, next to Market House, Parkersburg, W. Va. mav27*4t. jpDWARD BRAIDON. PIOyEER TOBACCO WORKS PARKERSBURG, WEST VA. ^y .M. OILS, <? 'en. Fire , Marivc Life Insurance Agent. Represents the following well known and ?popular Insurance Companies. -Continental Ins. Co., of New York (Cash Assetts over $2,000,000.) Home Ins. Co., of Columbus, Ohio. ? (Cash Assetts over $870,000.) New York Life Ins. Co. New York, Cash Assetts $jo,ooo,coo; an*l income $$,000, ???'. Office on Market street, above Court Square, I'arsburg, W Va. uarysi, 1 jpURNITURE WARE ROOMS ?OF? D. SCH/EFER, Aun St., Parkersburg . BEDSTEADS, SETTEES, < SAFES. SOFAS. WARDROBES. .BUREAUS, ROCKING-CHAIRS. EASY-CHAIRS. WRITING-DESKS, IMPROVED BI.INDS, LOUNGES, CHAIRS, PICTURE-FRAMES. PARLOR FURNITURE, MIRRORS OF ALL SIZES, &e., And erery variety of articles usually kept iu a first class furniture store, manufactured and imported. All articles bought st this store are warranted to be as represented when urchased. Any article manufactured on tie shortest netice. aprso'ji -6m -pus SPACE IS PAID FOR BY THE WEST VA. OIL & OIL LAND COMPANY, Who are engaged so constant ly in SHIPPING OIL That they have not time to prepme An advertisement this week. Address, Petroleum, WestVa. Parkersburg Advertisements. Hp HE PLACeTtO GET THE CHEAPEST AND BEST Groceries, Provisions, Grain and Pro ? dnee, is at MARTIN & GILBERT'S, Market street, Parkershurg, W. Va ?yHOMPSON & JACKSOJ^ Wholesale Grocers and Liquor Dealers, General Forwarding and Commission M E R C H A N T^ Coi ner of Ann and Kanawha Streets, Parkersburg W. Va. Wc will forward all poods to Volcano promptly and in good condition from all points. We refer to Thomas Schilling & Co., the O'Brien Bros, and others. All goods consigned to our care will be forwarded without making it neccssary 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 20 iy. J W. HITESHEW Commission Merchant ?A?H Csalcr in? Flox Grain, Baled Hay , etc. Ground Feeds and Com Meal ? Spec ialty. ANN STREET, PARKERSBURG, WEST VA. Mayu'jitt. jDURCHE & BUTCHER, DEALERS IX Hardware, Iron, Steel, Xaikf Xuts, Bolts, Etc. Blacksmiths', Carpenters' and Coop ers' Tools. Belting and Packing, Fire Brick and Clay. Drill Ropes. Sand pump Ropes, and all kinds of cordage ? including WIRE ROPE, all sizes. Bungs, Tank iron. Rivets ana all that is necessary for the Oil Trade, also a full stock of WOODEN WARE; And the celebrated cutlery of Rogers' Wostenholm's, pocket and table. Also Drain Pipes suitable for chim neys. CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK. Court street, opp. 2d Nat. Bank, Parkersuurg, W. Va. TUBRICATING OILS L. D. KRAFT & CO. PRODUCERS AND DEALERS IN WEST VIRGINIA NATURAL LUBRI CATING OILS. Sole Proprietors of the Well Known Ad Irens L. D. KRAFT & Co. Parkwsbury. jP a rke rsb u rg A il vertisem en ts. Fall & winter i873 S. NEWBERGER, Court St., Parkcrsburg, West Va. Just returned from the Eastern citics with the most complete assortment of DRY GOODS, FANCY GOODS, NOTIONS EVER EXHIBITED IN THIS CITY, And he very respectfully invites the citizcns of Volcano and vicinity to call and exairire his stock. An entire new stock of CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS, MATTINGS, RUGS, WINDOW BLINDS, BLANKETS, COMFORTS AND BED SPREADS. Orders received from Volcano will receive carefully attention, and prices guaranteed. When vou come to Parkersburg do not tail to call and examine my goods. REMEMBER THE PL A CE ! ! SAM'L. NEWBERGE Parkersburg, West Va. ^OVELTY FOUNDRY ? AND ? Machine Works. JOHX COOK , MachinistI 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. Kanawha St , bet. Market and yuliana Streets , PARKERSBURG, W. VA. SAufr73tf "jTIIE MAMMOTH NEW FURNITURE WARE-ROOMS \V. H.WARNE& CO Market St., Parkersburg , (OH place, below Market House) is now open. Those who are desirous of purchasing Superior Furniture ? at ? Reasonable Prices Crtnnot do better than examine the work at this establishment, before making their selections. Inquiries by mail promptly -.inswered. Their Stock is complete, comprised in part of Marble and Wood Top C^TTables and Stands, J3T*Ladies' Gentlemen's CS^" Writing Desks, SS^Lotzs Patent Spring Bed Lounge, ?3?*" Wardrobes and Bookcases, 4?r*Camp and Easy Chairs, C?T*Bureaus and Sideboards. Refrigerators ?3?" Window Shades. ?ALL KINDS OF? COFFINS Constantly on hand. > We n?? prepared to manufacture to ordei anything in our line, in the very best style. We have none but first-class workmen, and all responsible orders from Volcano and vi cinity, will be promptlv filled, aBd goods warranted as represented. Remember the place, PARKERSBURG, WEST VA. |une2o'"itf. i8S8, i873> J.G. BLACKFORD, Forwarding and Commission MERCHANT . Pork-packer, and curcr of the celebrated btands ol' Maryland Sugar Cured Iluins, and Shoulders and oreakfast Hacon. Stnple and Fancy Groceries, Provisions. Liq uors, Ar^o- v an'd othet choice brands of Hour Apent for Pomcroy Salt Co. Pomeroy Iron Co's. Nails. Louisville Lime and Cement, Xenia Powder Co. Ate. ic. Ann Str?et, above Court, Parkershurg, ? DKALF.H I.N? We?t V*. iix*vt>? ton Poetry. The Old Straw Chair. Tunte? Old Arm Chair. I lore my tobacco, and who shall dare Prevent tne from smoking to soothe my care? I've cherished it long as a relished prize, And puffed it away in clouds to the skies. The pipe from my lips shall never depart While life's streaming blood flows through my heart. Who taught mcto smoke with such fond care But my grandpapa in his old straw chair? In boyhood's age, whenever I would see The old man take his whiff, I would get on on his knee, And handle his pipe, make him laagh and joke, Then ask him with a smile to allow me to smoke. "Now, David," he would say, -'take only one puff; To a youth of your age it is quite chough." lie would watch me draw it with a fondly look ? If I coughed he would laugh till the old chair shook. I'v played around his ehair on many a night, Watch 'd the smoke from his pipe in clouds take its flight; Compelled by the charm of that beautiful thing. My thrilling voice the kitchen would ring, lie would hand me the pipe, and mother would cry, "Oh, father, do not! for you'll ruin the boy." But such was his joy he was deaf to her care' Enveloped in smoke in his old straw chair, The old man got helpless? compelled to depart From the blessings of life, which once glad dened his heart, On his death bed the lesson he taught Was, that indolent habits with dangers were fraught. But I shall his memory revere to the last, For his will told a tale of times that had pass ed}* The whole of his wealth he bequeathed to my care, With his silvered mounted pipe and hin old straw chair. FAMILIAR WORDS AND 'PHRASES. Where they Start? How they Start ?Who Starts Them? What they Mean. From Hearth and Home. "I "have here only made a nosegay of culled flowers and have brought nothing of my own hut the string that ties them." ? [Montaigne. Lord Lvtton somewhere says that after Shakspeare, Horace has given us more quotations, so generally in use as to become proverbial, than any other author. Tcrence, Plautus, Virgil, Ovid, and the celebrated Greek poet Menander, have added much to swell our list of proverbs, while the works of our own Franklin are a rich storehouse of such experiences. Do we all know when we sagely re mark, as we so frequently do, "There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip," that wc are giving a literal trans lation of an old hexemeter; and when we resignedly speak of ?smiling through our tears,' little as we suspect it, we are quoting Homer. That musty old proverb of Frank lin's, "Early to bed and early to rise," etc., has been the bane of my exist ence. Many a delightful fairy story and equally wonderful morning dream has been broken in upon suddenly and irremediably by the voice of father or mother saying, ''Now, child, remem ber the proverb, "Early to bed and early to rise." The proverb, however ungraciously, has been obeyed; but alas! for Ihe health, wealth and wis dom so lavishly promised. My eyes are worn out with use before dawn, the wisodm which, had they had prop er rest, I might have obtained, is non est , while my wealth may be estimated by the price thir, article will bring! ? "God helps them that help themselves," is from the same hand, and bears an independent, cnergetic spirit, strangly at varience with the sluggardly coun sel to spend the long winter evening, so full of golden opportunities for gaining knowledge, in idle slumber. ? Give this idea about sleeping early and rising early to the winds. More harm is done the eves by two hours' use be fore breakfast than could possibly be fa'l them during the rest of the dav. "Never put off till to-morrow what can be done to-day," is also Franklin's and one cannot make a greater mis take than by following this proverb, unless indeed he be an inveterate pro crastinator. But for a sane man de liberately to cut himself off from that increase of knowledge or change of circumstanccs which the next daymay bring forth is simply silly. Far rather would I choose as mine the rendering which Mark Twain has put upon this proverb, ' Never do to-day what can be put off till to-morrow." Rabelais has giver s many common expressions, such as " Robbing Peter to pay Paul," "And lie thought the moon was made of green cheese." The familiar adage, "'Evil commu nications corrupt good manners," was ejeoted by St. Paul, and is found in a fragment of one of the comic poems of Menander. Many of the trftest and seemingly most national Scotch and English pro verbs have been borrowed from the East, and even the famous old saw, "To carry the coals to Newcastle," has a prototype, not only in the Per sian saying, "To carry the pepper to Ilindostan," but also in the Hebrewi "To carry oil to the city of Olives." Frasmus defines a proverb as being "A well-known saying remarkable for some elegant novelty." Cervantes says it is "A short sentence drawn from long experience," and Lord John Russell declares it to be "The wit of one and the wisdom of many," while i Howell describes the ingredients of a j good proverb to be "Sense, shortness, ! and salt." It is believed that Spain carries off the palm in point of originality and elegance, as she certainly must in num ! ber, a< one person has made a collec tion of twentv-lour thousand, and Re pulics has since published six volumes of proverbs! The common expression, "Mind your p's and q's" had its origin in t'ue ale-houses in the olden time, when it was customary to keep each man's ac count upon the wall or door. At the head of the bill would be the initials P and Q^, which stood for pints and quarts, and as the numbers mounted up we can imagine one kindly rustic saying to another, "Mind your p's and q's man; mind your p's and q's." The origin of the phrase, "A feath er in one's cap," is accounted for in the Lansdownc manuscript in the British Museum. Mere m ay be found a description of Hungary in 1299, in which the writer says of the inhabit ants: "It hath been an ancient custom among them that none should wear a feather but he who had killed a Turk, to whom yt was lawful to shew the number of his slaine enem> 's by the number of fethers in his cappe." Mow frequently we see a child jump from a retreat and shriek "Boo!" at his frightened little plavmates. The word is a corruption of Boh, the son of O din, so fierce a general among the Goths that the mere mention of his name spread a panic during his life time, and stranger still, has continued to do so ever since. The word bank is derived from ban co , a bench. These benches were erec ? ted in the market-places, and there the exchange in money took place ? The fir*t public bank was established by Jews in Venice, in the year 1550. The word skedaddle, the writer had always supposed to be slang of the worst type. An article, however, up on the word says that it may be readi ly traced to a Greek origin, anu that Thucydides and Herodotus frequently used the word in speaking of a routed army. The Swedes and Danes have a sim ilar word bearing the same significa tion. An old version of the Irish New Testament contains the passage: "I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be sjredad or 1 (all scattered.) ? This word was probably used by some Irishman at Bull Run, and, being very expressive, was soon taken up by everyone. The expression "Getting into a Scrape," has its origin in Scotland. ? Upon the seashore in that country the game of "golf is much plaved, some what resembling croquet or billiards, being played with balls and mallets. ? The hole which the rabbit makes is there called a "scrape," and as rabbits arc many in number, burrows or scrapcs abound, and balls frequently fall into them, when the players call out, "You are in a scrape!" As, of course, getting in a scrape ruined that ' stroke, it was considered an unpleas ant position to be in, and since we , have applied the. phrase to all dilem nas. "It will.be done before ou can say lack Robinson!" Such remarks we frequently hear, and one authority says that the individual so frequently mentioned is one Mr. John Robinson who lived in Westmoreland, and who in a remarkably short time rose from < obscurity to wealth qnd power, becom ing a member of Parliament and Sec- < retar> of the Treasury, besides hold ing other important positions. Grose says the expression originated from a < very volatile gentleman bearing his 1 name, who would call upon his neigh bors and begone before- his name was announced. A Ihird aatboritj claims the following- lines, taken from an old play, are the original ones: "A wor!te h ys a* cssic to be doone As ty? to taTe-Jaeke: roirj-son." The word arena has a most interest ing little bit of Roman history done up in its small compass. The rrord is from the Latin and mean? sand. But to the student's eye it means a great deal more. He sees the Roman a m pitheatre crowded to its utmost with the beautiful women and brave men of that renowned city. Within the circle two gladiators fight, they 6trive for liberty, but alas! how vainly. Each one at the same moment gives the fa tal blow, and each one lies weltering in his blood. The people shout, the ladies clap their dainty jeweled fin gers, and the attendants coming in, drag out the dead bodies and strew the ground with fresh sand that the new combatants may not slip in the blood of their predecessors. When most of us speak now of the arena of life, for instance, we think of the earth as the battle-field and men struggling for right or for wrong; but the first mean ing of the word has slipped away from us entirely. The word porcclatn means in bpan ish little pig. What possible connec tion can there be between the beauti ful china-ware which glitters in our shop-windows and the little pigs roll ing in the gutter? In 1518 the Portu guese effected their settlement at Ma cao, and through them the first speci mens of porcelain were imported into Europe. They had applied the. term porcellana to the cowrie shells, which represented original money, becausc of their resemblance to the pink backs of little pigs. Afterwards as the transparent and beautiful china-ware resembled the delicate cowrie shell, it was called by the same name. I will close this article by giving the origin of tne word quiz, which I find to be as follows: A theatrical mana ger in Dublin at a dinner-party with some friends, when the conversation turned upon the subject of words, bet a basket of champagne that he could then and there coin a word which wo'd be in the mouth of everybody in the city the next day. The bet being ta ken, the party dispersed. The mana ger called his errand boys and runners, gave them pieces of chalk, and told them to write the word "quiz" on eve ry shutter, door, and fence they could find in the place. It was done, and as a matter of course the new word was in everybody's mouth, the next day, and ha* won a good and legitimate standing. M. Something like an Apology. The editor of a western paper oncc gave a noticc of a ball, and happened incidently to mention that the dancing of Major Heeler's better half was like "the cavorting of a fly-bitten cow in a field of cucumbers." The fact that the editor had not been invited to the ball may somewhat detract from the value of the simile, while at the same time it accounts for his establishing the fi gure. The major, accompanied by his better half and a six shooter, call ed on the editor to complain of the poetical nature of the image. On learning that the lady was the one he had described, the editor besought her to raipe her veil. She did so. saying: "Now sir, I expcct you to apolo gize." "Apologize! I should rather think I would," was the answer, as he seized his hat and rapidly left the room. Tne astonished major rushed to the window. "Stop, you sir! you have not apologized!" " What do you mean?" shouted the major, accenting the interrogation with a pistol shot. The answer was wafted back from round the next corner? "Can't you see I'm looking for that cow?" A sharp Hartford girl, with an eye to Christinas presents, attended both a Baptist and Episcopalian Sunday school, and all went well until she gave several answers out of her Bap tist lesson book to questions in the Catechism, and the churchmen drop ped her. It is'nt wortu wliiie, unJer all eir? ? cumstanc.cs, to express \'Our sentiment# freely, unless you hanker after martyr dom. While Lydia Thomson was ca pering in a Memphis theatre the other night, a fellow in the audience shout ed: "Bully for you, old tow .topi Good Lordy, look at her kick!" They nut him out.