About Petroleum in the Town of Petrolia

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About Petroleum in the Town of Petrolia - Bun- rothlng-ham, Charles-town, PETROLIA. About...
Bun- rothlng-ham, Charles-town, PETROLIA. About Petroleum la the Town of Psteolla. aad OIImt Matter. Special Correspondence of The Later Ocean. 1 Petuolia, Ont, Jan. L'i Your correspond ent has just had an interview with Mr. R, T. Towery, ot the Petrolia Topic, and learns from him that the Petrolia district proper is about ten miles square, and that there are 1,000 wells, pumping at this time about 1,000 barrels of oil daily. At times the daily average is considerably larger than these figures. There are a doxen refineries in this town, but not all are running Just now. The Franklin Company, at this place, is said to be tne tnira largest in tne woria, tne other two being in Pennsylvania In many cases here the oil is forced through pipe lines a distance oi iour, or nve, even six roues. Some wells are run by gas, which is also used in its crude state in a lew oi the houses. Among the leading oil men and firms are L. Knglehart A Co.. Home Oil Works, and J-Tank J-Tank J-Tank Muiltti, who has two establishments. The Joptc is the recognised organ of the Can adian oil district, and its reports are full and rei lame. PeUolia is regarded as a healthy place for people wuo have diseases of the throat or lunirs. on account of the iraa from petroleum. It is slowly improving. Last year Vaughn's Block, a three-story three-story three-story brick, with two stores, went up, and is the only fine-looking fine-looking fine-looking business block in town. John Kerr put up a three-story three-story three-story kick dwelling house, by far the best tn tne place, wnicn does not boast of its architectural extravaganoea. It has four school houses, and some children crying tn vain lor admittance to one of them. Children Children spring up here, under the shadows of the derricks, like gourds m the night. The Petrolia iirunch ol the ureas Western Railway connects with the Samia Branch. six miles nortn. at Wyoming, i ne cartaaa Southern runs a branch tnlo this town, and is to build a brick depot here next spring. A bill is before Parliament for a road to connect with the Grand Trunk. The spring weather continues, and farmer in Lambton oounty have been turning the sod for a week or more. In the garden of John Tinkler is a pansy in full bloom. That ubiquitous man. "the oldest inhabitant." cannot recall a January like this in the last fifty years. J. O. of of of H a I

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The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Illinois)31 Jan 1880, SatPage 2
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