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astonishment oil. in with the achievement practicability drill Col. success down then before a At a New acres was it Jonathan is property j York, token of their regard which was never heralded to the world. He was a g%ntleman of refinement and fine qualities of head and heart. Many gentlement now living in this city were well acquainted with him and speak in the highest terms of his personal character. Some years ago an effort was made to have Congress grant him a pension of $40,000, but the project was defeated, mainly by the efforts of a man for whom Col. Drake had done many favors. The benefit of this discovery to the human race is incalculable. More than 20,000 wells are now producing an article which adds to the comfort and happiness of the world. A net work of more than 13,000 miles of pipe transports the oil to the different depots for refining and shipping. The sails of our petroleum-laden vessels decorate and whiten every sea. To the tourist in distant lands our petroleum petroleum packages and barrels are as familiar as they are to us. Beginning in 1862 with a shipment of 14,000 barrels barrels to Germany, which was,sold for $2,000 less than the cost of tonnage across the sea, it has steadily risen until it now occupies the second position in our list of exports, cotton alone exceeding it More than 100,000 100,000 people are constantly engaged in producing and handling it in various ways, and this great industry, together together with the wealth and present prosperity of the country,are indebted indebted strictly to Col. Drake for his j courage, sagacity and perseverance j in first producing this great staple j and important article of commerce. Around his memory, therefore, shall ever entwine the richest gems J of admiration and respect that his j successors in the world of petroleum can offer. He has gone to rest, but iis life and deeds are not among that class which sinks to eternal quietude. ead: No; Col. Drake still lives. Wherever waves the banner of the the eloquent Irishman, of Michigan. There will be several other speak- es to be announced on bills. The Session will close on Tuesday with a grand benefit concert under the management of Rev. J. L. of Bradford. BRIEFS. --Morris Cw. have something to say worth reading by purchasers of wearing apparel --Parties who want to buy a Sewing Machine cheap should read N. V. Jackson's new advertisement. --A week ago last Saturday E. E. bought over 9000 pounds of wool and terday his purchases amounted to 11000 pounds. --The glass men have finally accepted site selected for them at the corner of Thirteenth and Buffalo 8ts~ upon which their glass works will be speedily erected. --The reliable firm of Andrews Dickinson sent four silk and plush parlor to customers out of town last week. Business Business with this firm keeps good right through the dull days. --The Choral Union has changed its night of meeting from Monday to Tuesday night. This really excel lent society is in a rery prosperous condition, and all are musically inclined, should do themselves themselves the honor of becoming members once. --We can do job work of every description better, cheaper and quicker at this office, than any other printing establishment in Western New York. Why? Because we have better workmen, better type, Myle*, fester and better pressed, and better facilities generally, than any other office. --Monday July 23d, an excursion party w i l l leave Buffalo for New York, over Deievrar,Lackawaaa A Western road tinder the auspice* of the K nigh to of Pythias of Buffalo. Round trip tickets, good on of the train* over that road on the date named, and good to return on any train within 10 days, for only $8,-30.