Opening of the Branch RR to Wyoming

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1-nnH 1-nnH 1-nnH nrrMll ni .. fc Opening of tie Branch Railroad to Wyoming. .i t i CKUEBRATTQJSOF THE EVEST. Tie Wealth of the Oil Wells. - 1 L A -Bueeewful -Bueeewful Correspondence of the Detroit Free Prase. ' Pilnui, Dec 18. (JeagpronJias.,at.lfiili. Jinked beraelf io the dntsJiSeVoritfwftii tie iron band," and to-day to-day to-day thp-snpsrjJjejSon: thp-snpsrjJjejSon: thp-snpsrjJjejSon: Jjcttse is heard among the oil wells of Petrolia. The opening of the branch ranroad' frdhVW'yoming station, ubragch:of tha GrVViestcra rail;' road, affords ua facilities now for the transportation transportation of freijgiit&hd pSSBener.'trayeilwhjch will prove of incalculable benefit. This event took place yesterday, and was celebrated iHttfafl die ec7S7'wnlcTi' tne;topb?rtance:df tb'e opcaaion demanded. tOnljl one short yeai; agg, the place, with one or two exceptions, was almost almost a wilderness. A few scattered houses here and ffiirie!';'6n.the hills overlooking the vaUejj frpm-jhe frpm-jhe frpm-jhe bowels of which ,the ever-dipping ever-dipping ever-dipping ever-dipping !ahaft ibronght " np the wealth which' gives us -a -a name, wasiall that could be seen.. Now wej haveia splendid street nearly a mile-in mile-in mile-in length, built up with residences and the: busy inartB ofi trade; The. idea of a railroad at that time only existed in the brain of some, perhaps, fac-seeing fac-seeing fac-seeing individual, -who -who dared not express the Utopian idea for fear ofc'derbsion,' but gradually we have sprung from the acorn to a respectable oak, and to-day, to-day, to-day, with our holiday suit on, can resume an -importance -importance which wo little dreamed A Mjear . ago we .- .- were completely overshadowed ' ' by ' Oil Springs; ' only cven mil os distant,' both in the number of inhabitants, and number and production production ofrrwells. - Slowly bnt surely we have progressed, ' until to-day to-day to-day our prosperity is of a more healthy growth than that of our sister village.! The ' almost wonderful Increase in the development of our oil territory, culminating, I may say, .in the celebrated King: well, from which an almost fabulous amount of oil pours forth daily, without assistance,' is a euro indica-, indica-, indica-, tion that Petrolia is destined to become a large and 'important town, and that within a very hort time. . The branch line of railway which gives us regular and uninterrupted communication with all the roads in Canada and the United States, is about five or six miles in length; and direct connection is made with all Tegular trains on toe London and Sarnia. branch. Short as the distance is; it3 value to us is incalculable. Dur- Dur- j ing the spring and iall seasons the roads are in men a horrid state that it' is almost impossible at- at- times1 to - draw an empty wagon "through" them, to say nothing of taking taking a load. This has retarded oiir progress materially,bntl am happy to say that by the ex ertions oi tne prominent citizens oi tne county, seconded niost cordially by the Great Western liailway Company, we "are" now in possession of all that we could'desire. And here let me say a word as to the energy and public spirit of your countryman; CoL E. H. Thomson, of Stint, to whom we cannot- cannot- accord too many thanks for-his for-his for-his exertions on our behalf. - More than all others, by bis indomitable courage, courage, foresight and ; enterprise, together with his practical ; knowledge, has he contributed contributed to the development of the oil business of Petrolia. Ever foremost in any enterprise, bat with that keen foresight which always compels compels the end to justify the means, he has at once been made our advocate and friend. Toother Americans also -Vwe -Vwe owe much indeed-1 indeed-1 indeed-1 may say that Petrolia is an American town, as there are more residents of your country here than those to the " manor born." ' Their enterprise and go-o-beadatlveness go-o-beadatlveness go-o-beadatlveness go-o-beadatlveness go-o-beadatlveness is seen everywhere, and we can but wish them every prosperity. TH' CBiBBBJLTIOS. ' .- .- A special train to-day to-day to-day brought to the town T. .8 winyard, Esq.; general manager of the Great "Western' railway, Col. Peacock, W. McGIvern, Esq., M. P. P., and many others, -who -who were received received at the terminus with a 'hearty welcome. A committee of citizens had made every ar-rangement' ar-rangement' ar-rangement' for a cordial . entertainment, and shortly afterwards a party of about one hundred and twenty gentlemen sat down to a most elegant elegant dinner at the United States Hotel. Among the: guests were the principal railway government government officials, and gentlemen representing the oil interests of the place: Col. Thomson presided, and. dispensed the honors in his usual happy style. The usual loyal and patriotic toasts were given and responded to, among which was that of the health of the President of the United States, which met with a most cordial reception. ' THE SPEECHES. - The Chairman, in proposing the health of Mr. Swinyaid, adverted briefly to the growth of Pe-trnlin'. Pe-trnlin'. Pe-trnlin'. Hp said that we all owed Mr. Swinvard a deep debt of gratitude for his efforts on behalr . . -i -i .. i - : . : c o . . OI me place, ne spune in me iiubihuu vi a c-rol!a: c-rol!a: c-rol!a: eleven months aso: It was a-difficult a-difficult a-difficult thine for him then to have sold the lot on which j He traced back J tne notei was locateu iur vta. xic in.xu the history of the place for fifteen months, when but a few log shantle3 stood where now a large arid handsome town had sprung up.' The oil developments which met the gaze on every ''aide were of a most astounding character. Sixteen Sixteen months ago there were bnt four producing wells in Petrolia, yielding not fifty barrels a day. Now we saw a' handsome town, with churches, eight . or:'ten splendid hotels, stores, dwellings, dwellings, &c, and hundreds' of 'producing wells scattered around. These things were but creatures of yesterday, aridfe year since-the since-the since-the lumber of which they were built stood as standing standing timber in the forest No American town or enterprise had been developed with greater facility. And now, thanks to the Great West-em West-em West-em Company, and its energetic manager, we had a railway to our own doors, to facilitate facilitate travel, and bear away the rich products of the wells. We were 'producing 1,500 barrels of oil per day;1 and1 20,000 'barrels had changed hands during the::past .ten dys. When first projected, the line .was a private enterprise, bat during the past six weeks the company had assumed the road' themselves, and it was now merged into the Great Western Railway of Canada,'- Canada,'- and he was only too happy to find that-r. that-r. that-r. re under their ;airccs : arid with such ah energetic and efficient manager as Mr. 8wlriy4rd; arid the gentlemanly officials ot tne road, he felt' that we should be warmly assisted in our 'endeavors. Mr. 8winyard responded in a feleiitous manner;- manner;- manner;- He'saSd that the movement was started at a "time iwhen it was most Titallv needed. The receipts of oil upon the Great Western K. B., at Wyoming, in the year ending 31st July, l8iS, were. 90,000 barrels': but iri succeeding years they greatly diminished. Flowing wells had ceased to flow, and pumping; wells took their place, but to-day to-day to-day it wasgratifyingto know that immense flowing wells had again been discovered.' discovered.' -He -He allnded particularly to the "King" wen, which produces, irom ow to ow imi"j. This should convince' people beyond question that there'is a richly endowed oil territory here, waiting only for energy and enterprise for its ftfll - development' such as that evinced-by evinced-by evinced-by Col. ' Thomson, who is always the foremost foremost among ' those : who - are working for. - the best -interests -interests of the district." We are not only indebted to Mr, Thomson for the accbmpllshmeht of much that has been done in this district with respect to the development of oiliemtory, but also to a great extent for Ihe wonaerfsl growth of the town in'wnlch they were assembled.' He rejoiced that he could hold out some hope that the day is not distant when the spirited enterprise: will meet its reward. For'not alone may we look to the locomotive as a great consumer of oil, but to the success of the experiments which we learn are now being conducted on steamers between Holyhead and Dublin, and also more immediately at home ra Hie stationary engines in thw very od district. ten again lookMitsI i&sLoLhcr-i i&sLoLhcr-i i&sLoLhcr-i its.VTn its Wde f lubricator for all kinds of : erenerator of ens. bids fair tn oi In its refined state, it is almost uneqrialed as an illuminator ; wnustlts other products rbcnzlne, paraflne . and analine are most important commercial commodities. hHH Mr. 9. concluded his speech amid appSmse, after which volunteer toasts were given and responded to, and"when the hoor for-departura for-departura for-departura A liETTEB FROM DR. CADIKU1C. To the BJitor of The Detroit lYee Prs :' I have just read yo'ai'ftrtfde entitled "A new Annexation Scheme," published in Thb Fbbb Pbbss of the 13tbTn?C,"and' asTf contains errors rect them. I like to believe'itnliionr Intentions were not nnfriendly to me. Yon may have been influenced influenced by an attack on myself, by a Mr. Gironx, MtheNewTorivMrlciflastflntcr. " jThnt; attack was .insignificant,. coming from snch source, and as the writn4!lie said Giroux displayed so muckignoranccof. history and as to the present, government and insUtutlons of Canadathat ruy onbposselsing trhlr edfieailon in-regard in-regard in-regard to the different government of AmerJ' ica deigned to pay-the pay-the pay-the least -attention -attention to this individual, Giroux, who sought notoriety at his own expense. ... .. . i Let mo fay, first, that Mr. George Batchelor1 was the chairman of the executive . commission. elected at the French Canadian Convention held: in Neip York on thel5tb November,18eS, and not Giroux. Second, tharMr: Batdhelor'3id not ap prove Giroux's - conduct. -Third, -Third, lies flls de" la Liberie was not a, secret tociely. - This society was not established to , revolutionize Canada with a view to make an arined war upon England, England, much less Inciting' orapprovingthe Fenian invasion of Canada. ; Onr only aimwas' and is the annexation of Canada to the United States. Although I sincerely see, thediserithral-ment'olthe thediserithral-ment'olthe thediserithral-ment'olthe Irish nation (every true Democrat the world over sympathises with the Irishman in his struggle for liberty), I have protested , and do protest against an invasion of Canada by. the Fcrilaris, because, it would . result ( only in massacre and devastation It' 'would' Increase the oppression of the French Canadians, whose generous, warm, and hospitable hearts ever sympathize sympathize with suffering humanity. , . SVe advocate no invasion of Canada;' nelthera French republic in Canada, nor an armed war against England; but we protest, nnd will continue continue to protest against England as long as she occupies a territory which she Jias taken by brutal force and treason o territory ' vhich naturally naturally belongs to the Franco-Canadian Franco-Canadian Franco-Canadian Americans Americans . :, .'j We protest against the confederation of the British colonies, because it would crush French nationality in the' North, "thereby rimoving a nation which has been a' constant obstacle to the tyranny of British ministers - or home trait ors in Canada, and who are the warm friends pf the United States Government. I;am an American citizen, and as such I oppose oppose the confederation, because we would find in the accomplishment of that 6chcme a prover-oial prover-oial prover-oial enemy erecting strongholds and raising hostile hostile armies at our very doors. What' is the object tof the confederation J Surely itis.not to protect the-, the-, the-, interests of the J cuiuuieu ; uur la ji uecauae juiaiiu icara au American attack. No ; bnt iri losing Canada and the adjacent territories England loses ;all possible possible footing in America, ana could no longer, have, any weight in the balance of American destiny. The annexation of Canada with the United States is logical, practical and desirable. The French Canadians desire it ; the Americans, through their Congress, approve of it. In regard to our address to Gen. Butler, I will only 6ay that we hayo avoided party ideas. The Franco-Canadian Franco-Canadian Franco-Canadian annexationists appeal to profound legists, able statesmen and leoding: Americans, not to partisans. As forme, I am but an atom among the millions millions who love progress ; is defeat, as in success, success, I am always recompensed at: the idea of having contributed something for the welfare of my compatriots and the maintenance of principles. principles. I love and adhere to the beautiful principles of true Democracy. Liberty to do nnto others as we wish others to do unto us. Equality before before the law. Fraternity in all the sense of the word. We must love each other as brothers. " There is but one humanity, because there is only one God !" We must use all peaceable means in our pow6r to arrive at our legitimate aim.' Tf, then, oppressors are deaf, and heed not the prayers of the people, "Resistance to tyrants becomes obedience to God." Witb'moch respect, yonr friend. DR. J. K. CABIECTX. BASE BILL. Rules Adopted by the National Base Ball Convention. The Kational Base Ball Convention for the year 1860 met in New York on Wednesday. Ifltt -Ii:iu -Ii:iu was iuu uciugqieg , irom CIUDS already members of the assoeiai!on and delegates delegates from new.clubs applyingfor mission. There were 110 new clubs admitted as mum-hern mum-hern mum-hern of the association r-durin? r-durin? r-durin? the afternoon session, which, with'the- with'the- original 9, make 207j eiuos now ueiuugjuj.i.upuv.wiy'juu. xuere were dclciratcs nresent at this convention ren- ren- resenting 'dubs. inMaine Vermont,-- Vermont,-- Vermont,-- Connecticut. Connecticut. Massachusetts," New York, "Hew Jerst. Jtrenngylvama, unio, iowai.jiiarjiauu, lugmu, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Oregon Oregon "and the District of Columbia. The consti-' consti-' consti-' tutidn was amended aB follows : The State Base Ball Associations shall be governed by the same rules as govern base ball clubs. '-.:. '-.:. '-.:. That any State Association to be admitted to the National Association :mnst apply thirty dayB before the holding of the notional convention. convention. - - ' That no 8tate Association shall be represented represented in the National Association unless it be com' posed of at least thirteen clubs. That delegates to the National Convention need-not need-not need-not sign the constitution, i That the place of holding the Natiorial Convention. Convention. not, restricted to the city of New York, but is in the option of the convention. That a delegate from a State Association shall have two votes ibrircach. club in such-State such-State such-State Association, 'li . , . . The rules governing the players on the field were amended as:follows: . That the two lines designating the pitcher's position shall be two yards in length, and not l0That the pitcher iriust deliver the ball iairly That If the pitcher's arm-, arm-, arm-, touch his body when delivering tne Dau, it is uniair. That if the pitcher's arm: is bent when he de-Item de-Item de-Item tha-HalL tha-HalL tha-HalL it shall be a throw.'. '-.'. '-.'. '-.'. v Thatta striker snau ;De consiuerea a pisyer running the base as soon as he strikes a talr. That any. ball delivered by the pitcher :on which a ball or a balk has; been called, shall'be a dead ball, and not considered in play until it is settled in the hands of: the pitcher, and he be within the lines of his position. . : : The striker musfc stand on the line of . the hojne base when he strikes. . .- .- That any ball stopped by an. adversary shall not be deemed in play untU it is settled in the hand of the pitcher, and he be in his position: That if either club in a match delay '.thirty minutes after the time named for the game to commence, the club so delaying shall forfeit the ball. .; .- .- - That any player receiving pecuniary com-, com-, com-, pensatlon for playing in any match shall be dismissed dismissed from his club; or If the club fail to dismiss dismiss him, then the club be dianissed from the association. '1 iWFmi iT 'HUnMri n n i rfHorV1 as v I nede coal sas : a as at I all at of to in A nn

Clipped from Detroit Free Press21 Dec 1866, FriPage 2

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)21 Dec 1866, FriPage 2
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