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large reach heard him the to be and one having was his sent the thirty named sons, well cav ingenu he the surpass Torpedo 36 exhausted, by such the Col. fine a COL. EDWIN L. DRAKE, The First Successful Oil Producer. uniting himself with a Wall sMvet broker. It was a bad move for one so inexperienced in the juggler/, of manipulating stocks, and his cash did not last long. The constant re verses of fortune, together with the encroachments of disease, left him in 1865 an invalid, with threatened paralysis of the lower limbs. The family bought a cheap abode in Vermont, and lived on a small amount saved by Mrs. Drake, who had the true womanly instincts and was one of the noblest of her sex. By request of Drake's physician that he seek the sea air, the family accepted the generous offer of a friend of "the use of a cottage on the Highlands of Neversink, near Long Branch. Finding the wolf at the door, Mrs. Drake with a helpless husband and four little children to be cared for, attempted to earn them bread by sewing. It was an unequal struggle for the noble woman, and she must have failed entirely and the family reduced to beggary but for the accidental discovery of their circumstances by a citizen of Titusville, while on a visit to New York. When he returned to Titusville he made known to the good people the improverished condition of Col. Drake and his family, and appealed for a subscription in their behalf. True to their well-known characteristics of unexampled generosity the sum of $4,200 was raised. The money was sent to Mrs. Drake, who on the advice of a physician removed her invalid husband and children to Bethlehem, Pa. Oil men had frequently visited CoL Drake at Bethlehem, and left a substantial token of their regard which was illuuiinant we furnish an otherwise darkened world, shall be read in U'n* of lisht the name of the of UK- bfcoiul greatest industry of the American continent. Temperance Camp Meeting at Machias. From August 1st to the 7th pruhilmiouists will hold a camp urieetiDg at Machias. A sent us sayt: ' 'Pitch your tents families, eourciies, unions and lodges Ex-Gov. St. John, oÂ£ the hero i.t t h e hour, will be one day, \v bus such household as Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, of Iowa : Mrs. Mary T. Laihrop, of Michigan, Dr. W. H. Boole, of Brooklyn, and noted defenders of the truth, will make a rich programme in and zeal. We appeal to all to Â£iv- those men and women a hearty greeting, a candid hearing, and an unprejudiced verdict upon their utterances, methods and and may God speed the right! Address all letters for information regard to tents, etc., to J. C. Treasurer, Machias, N. Y." The programme for the various days, is as follows: Wednesday, Aug. 1st., Mrs. Foster, of Iowa. Thursday, Aug. 2d., Ex-Gov. P. St. John, of Kansas. Friday, A\iÂ£. 3d, Ex-Gk)v. Nel Dow, of Maine. Saturday, Aug. 4th; Dr. W. Boole, of Brooklyn. Sunday, Aug. 5th, Mrs. Mary Lathrop, of Michigan. Monday, Aug. 6th, Mass of temperance workers. Tuesday, Aug. 7th, M. J. the eloquent Irishman, of Michigan.