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The cannel Coal business ruined. --The discovery of immense reservoirs of oil under ground, needing only the use of an auger to render it available, has utterly ruined the cannel coal business. The works in this county and Taylor are lying unfinished and idle. Meanwhile hundreds and thousands of persons are making money out of the oil business in our neighboring counties. Coopers are in great demand, it being found impossible to have barrels made as fast as they are needed. In a word, oil is the source from whence Wirt and Ritchie and perhaps other counties are drawing vast sums of money.--Marion County Virginian.