Clipped From Iola Daily Register And Evening News

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V «aSBBB5========a5===== iM il »8* OiOD WELL tfktTdz o'clock a. m., on/Aogast SO, IMB," Bald a veteran of tlie pioneer pe- Kroleam day ^:"it{ was 46 years to the mliuito fdnce me and Tlnecam Bill i ^th walked (^to Watson 's flats, ijtat liielow TitOBTille, and saw the ji^t.>that In less than 24 hours liad -ttie whole country craizy, and .iras \:tli& beginning of the busl- ness .vthat. has' made i more mil- Ubsffiill^-men than any other discovery IthlB 'SanSiSfj ever knew. Tinecum Bill iBmttll -fied not long ago.. Very old man, bnd.B pauj^r. It Isn 't likely that a blniSeone of those whose millions camo jfrom tiie results of his work know that nntienm Bill Smith ever lived. , "Why, say; when he jabbed the pioneer drill into the oil sand alolig Oil creek that summer, there wasn't a man jthalj,^ worth as much: as |1(K ),000. jYet fill less than three years there were !mor »^men and women, too, worth ten «nd 0ven 20 times that much than there (had been people In the Oil creek valley iworth 110.000 In 1859. And all because bf the Jabbing down of:Bill Smith 's ^drlll, i "Flfty'years ago and more, and up to [1859, :'I used to gather, for a drug Urm 4n '^e }ir York, the scum that rose to the isurface of a spring near Titusville, and 'had a disagrieeable and far-reaching smelL I collected tbe stuff by dipping a. bljBOket Into it and. squeezing it out into jA tin pan. When I got a gallon or itwoa sealed It In a crated jug and- Bhli^d It away. The New York firm pal^ iniB for the labor of gathering and ehipflngthe oil.

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  1. Iola Daily Register And Evening News,
  2. 14 Jun 1906, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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