Ihe "clriven well ' paténteos are now seeking to collect a penalty or a royalty wherever these wells are found. The following points, which tlie Dayton, O., Eferald obtained from a well inforined lawyer ire Hkcly to prove of interest and vulue to many people : 1. A well that was put down more han six years ago Ia outlawed. 2. A claim of less than $500 cannot be taken to the United States courts. 3. No patent is now involved. It is out. 4. Welig put In before Bcunett got the patent are merely personal claims, anddid not "pass'7 by sale of patent. 5. The patent being"dead" uo action will lie for "violation" in the past. Action can only be taken "under a patent in force.1' G. All actioiis, f anyctn be brought, will neoesKHrily be personal actions, aiul ia the claims will bc iinder $IOU, must be bi'.fore i jiistice pi the peace, with security lor rn-i-, and a jury to timl the Maiiiitxes," and jurors are not fierce on innocoiit users of "driven wells."