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How The Oil Crossed The Hills

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John Ward, one of the watchtuen on dutv duriiifi the ülling of the neiv oilpipö line in Pennsylvania, gives the following account of whnt he saw: The line crosses Hiner's Run, or ita head waters, at a plm-e caüed McCInre 8 Springs. Hore tbere is quite a hollow or depression in the ground. Krom this place to the resideuce of Mr. Holding-, soine six raües beyond, there is a gradual rise; this the oi) had to ulimb after pasairg the hollow at the spring. I wastold tö wiitch weil tliis hollow, us the oil had ascended the Kettle Creek Mountain and was coming, i repaired to the hollov and lay somehours there, when I heard a sound like a heavy wind, and presently heard the oil gurclingpast. I waited some time. Tneie was no leakage, and all seemed perfect. I thought that the pipe-hne was a success fór sure, and 20 left my tion and passed along to see il ít was al) right ahead. I had gune sotae two milos when I received a dtspatoh to watch well the liollovv and not to leave i for gome timo, so I hastened back. 'raagine my astouishment when 1 saw ho place I had lelt suoh a sliort time jefore so tame, now hissing at ten thousand points. Jets of oil wero ftymg twenty feet high, and hundreds of barráis flowing down Hiuer's líun, never to see a market. I the pipe was goue np, sure. At ürst I was ifraid to approaeh it, but soon grevv valiant, and with calkinc chisel I set to wovk to stop the leak. I mado poor hea'iway. lt was a dark night, and 1 dared huve no light. 1 had taken off my ooat, the whizzing oil carried away ray bat, and I very soon becarne Ihoroujrlily drer.ched with oil. My pockets and my hair and eycs were iull, and ü 1 was not then an oil man, 1 would hke to k:iow what constitutes one. I at leoffth gvewsick, and supposed I would have to itive up and all would be lost, whea aU at once the whizzing stopped, and, instead of an out-pressure, I eould hofr an in-drawing- a guotion of air. I now realizcd the faot tliat the oil had ali this time been elimbing the upgrade to Mr. Holding's, liut was now on Ote desceñí for Fine Bottom Rúa This oaused a suction and relieved the hollov at the sprtngs. 1 agaia waited some time, when 1 reecived adispatoh to hasten toHatteynile, that the pipe was bursüng. 1 Droonred a horse and went with all sieed. When I arrived the people there were greaüv exoited. The pipe was throbbitig and whizzing at every pore. McClure Springs werenowhere. Thfl oil was spouting irom the pipe for miles. 1 made no atteuipt to oalk. 1 knew from tny experienoe at McClure s Spring tliat the oil had reacliod and was olimbing the high mountoin below ïJino Creek, but the pressure was so graat that I feared every moment the pipes would burst. Ilere was a forcé a(rair.-, whlcb luims,n power was oL au avail, henee we only stood and looked on, wheii sadHnlr ai) nnick as thouht, all coninio tioa eeased, except a sacking in of air, and I heard the oil pass rapidly along tho pipe, and kiiew it had crosaed over the mountain and wasspeedig its way to Williamsport, vrith no mare moantains to olimb, and that the oil line was an eataMifshed ta.ct.-Cor. Clinton (N. T) Demoorat - Rev. Alexander Clark:, of Pittaburgh, Pa., editor of the Melhodit lieeoroer, died reoentiy, at th residenoe ofGo-vsrnor Colquitt in Allanta, Ga., wSioi-3 he had gono to recupérate his broken heaith. .líe learned type-setting frnvr, t.hfi ion of a buroau, and enited and published thí Schoolday Vitüor, which ho introduced in every public school in the country. The publicatton :i.-, afterward msrged in to 8t. Nicholas. He preaohed in Philaaoipliia, Cincinnati and Pittsbnrgh to largeotml in euch tlaoe built up numbür oí' book3 cf prose'iind poetry, and compiled "The Voice of Praise," the hymaal nov used Hy the lietliodist Protestant Church North and West. He was forty-ñve years oí age, and one of thi leading minds of the. Methodist Protestant Church of the United States. ---■ There are about 400 stock Lre insurance companies in the United States, representing about 100,000,000 in capital, about $175,000,000 in assets, and havhig SS,750,0Ü0,000 at risk. There are about ü00 mutual íire insurance oompanies, whose assets and aruount at risk are not definitely known but probably they do uot exceed YtfO,000,000 noniinal assets nor $75,000,000 at risk


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