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Clinch Yalley News.
JAMBS 3?. KELLY,
FRIDAY, - - - - MAR. 18, 1887.
"Wo shall expect (ho three dailies
in Lynch burg to boom, under the
business revival in that city.
Tbo bright young journalist, Car?
ter Glass, city editor of the Lynch
burg Wexfs, has been promoted to|
chief editor on the retirement of A.
The Clinch Yalley is still the happy
hunting ground of railroad men and
capitalists. They should be able to
find anything they seek in the wa}- of
Tbo Extra Session of the Legisla?
ture will be asked to grant a char
ter of incorporation for tbo no\v|
mining company at New Philadel?
phia. Tbo HOW city will begin to |
open with the spring buds.
"When the railroad is built'' there
trill be in Tn/.ewcll on the banks
of Clinch River a (louring ? mill,
wollen mill, planing mill, sash,
blind and door faetoiy, hub, spoke
?nd handle factory, furniture factory,
saw mills, ^rist mills, paper factory,^
stave and barrel factory, to be foj
lowed by factories for small vrarc, illl
run by the finest water power in we
DRU M ALE fl'S LIGEN S E.
A case from Teniicssoe, involving
tbo Constitutionality of the Drum?
mer's License Tax, has been rendercjl
by tbo Supremo Court of tbo United.
States. It is therein decided flint fill'},
such tax is unconstitutional.
Thin decision virtually deprivoo
tbo Stnto of Virginia of fifty thousnud
dollars of bcr revenue; aud is auotbor
impediment in tbo way of our debt
Should our Logislaturo be oqual
to tbo necessity of the occasion tbo
good judgment of our excellent
Governor, in calling that body to?
gether, will add to bis growing repu?
Nothing but tbo fiocnl interest of
the Stato should engngo tbo atten?
tion of tbo Legislature, which assem?
bled in extra session yesterday.?
Every man who esteems the welfare
of tbo Stato abovo that of partisan
politics will give bis earnest efforts
to maintain tbo rising fortunes of
Such strides in development never
were witnessed in tbo land. Tbo dis
covory of new. mines, and tbo touch?
ing of now strings to earnest action
are bringing into the Stato largo
sums of money and au influx of popu
lation calculated to place our Stale
in the front rank of manufacturers.
Of course auy measure that will
add to tbo tide of immigration of
men of skill, and increase the volume
of capital will bu auxiliary to the sot
tloruent of our financial trouble, or
what may amount to a financial
Eivo years of undisturbed develop?
ment will placo us beyond tbo reach
of harm from any bondholder's com
bination. ' Tbo natural incroase in
values will make a banking capital
equal to any taxablo stress laid upon
ua. Let the Legislature do us no
harm?if possible,do us somo good.
Things bavo changed greatly since j
the Franco-Gorman war of 1870.1
Franco to dny has nearly 100,0001
moro men of all arms than Germany
ready to tako tbo field, nnd the fron?
tier, so easily crossed by tbo Germans I
seventeen years ago, is now lined |
with fortrepsos of great strength.
Tbo fortifications of Paris, too, have
been wholly rebuilt on a much larger
tcalo, so that ib is believed that at
least three times as large a force
would be needed to besiege it as
that which captured the city in tbo
last war. It will be a terrible strug
gle when it comes.
In modern war ships that aro'to
sail the ocean as cruisers three quali?
ties are . absolutely indispensable?
they must have batteries oqual to
any emergency except fighting with
forts or heavily armed ships; second,
tbeir batteries must bo protected by'
sufficient armor; and third, they
muat have speed enough to overtake
the swiftest ocean racers, aud to run
away out of reach of any too power?
This paper has again changed
hands. A syndicate (everything is
done by rv syndicate these days;
headed by Alexander McDonald,
Esq., late chief editor of the Neios,
who, it is understood, will be the
future editor, last Monday purchas?
ed the Virginian. Mr. McDonald
is no novice in a newspaper office,
having had large experience, and is
Withnll a ripe scholar aud a dis?
This ancient journal, wo are glad j
to learn, is strongly fortified with
brains and means to make it a sue
cess. V\re shall miss Mr. M. at thel
Newa office, but shall greet him in
his new quarters.
FOBTS ninth columns.
The Democratic party in tho coun
[ try nl largo need not bo ashamed of
tho Congress which hns just dissolv
I ed. It has done a great deal of im
jportantund iieccssary public busi?
ness j a groat deal of work urgently
required, and which hus lain unacted
on for yours in previous Cougro.sscs.
Tho present Congress removed n
grave dnugor to tho country by bot?
tling tho Providential succession aud
tho method of counting tho electoral
voto. it took very important steps
in land reform, and would hnvo done
much moro but for tho rosistanco of
tho Republican Senate It settled
tho polygamy troubles; vindicated the
power at Congress to deal with cor
porutions aud did other things, as
the following list of most important
public acts will show, all of which
Uyng needed to bo dono, but which
film Republicans, whou they had
power, refusod to do. It passed
1. Settling tho succoasiou to the
2. Regulating tho counting of tho
3. Repealing tho Tenure of OUT
4. Forfeiting and restoring to Mio I
public domain about 1)0,000 acres of !
5. Prrt'ibiting tho owuorship of
land by aliens.
Rffoclivoly dealing with tho
crim.e of polygamy.
7. V^'iferrin"; all privato claims to
the C\J,'^of Claims.
8. GiTfl'g money forJni4_e^3^"r^'
for naval^hai'ij-jr itefonccs and steel
guns for all now ships.
9. Ordering n thorough inquiry
into tho affairs and management of
tho Pacific railroads.
10. Authorizing tho President to
deul witli tho lishery troubles.
11. Regulating intorslnto com
12. Reducing tho feos on postal
13. Extending tho froo delivery
system to citiosof 1(1.0(10 inhabitants.
1-1. Relieving tho merchant marine
of a numbor of vexatious aud need?
less burden s.
15. Redeeming trade dollars.'
IG. Prohibiting tho uso of convict
labor on public buildings.
17. Ordoring tho adjustment of
railroad land grants.
18. Allotting lands in soveralty to
10. Authorizing tho issuo of small
20. Giving money for a Congres?
Finally, unlike the notorious Kcifcr
Congross elected with General Gar
field, it was guiltless of jobs.
That it did not do a good many
important things which were expect?
ed tt? it is perfectly truo; that it
failed to abolish the surplus taxes
and to provide for hnrbor defenses for
the sea, lako and gulf ports, and for
guns for such defenses, is a serious
fault. Rut tho movement of legis?
lation in Coiigross is always slow.
Many Congresses, republican in both
branches," have dono nothing at all
aud nono sinco war have done so
much ns this of necessary and im
portaut public work.?N. Y. Herald.
THE ARBITER OF*THE SENATE
Now that tho list of Senators for a
portion at lenst, of tho Fiftieth Con
gress is complotod, it has become of |
somo interest to know just how in?
dependent Senator Riddloborger,upon
whom tho Republicans must roly for
the organization and control of the
Senate, proposes to be. There are
37 Democrats and 38 Republican
Senators, not including the Virginia
Senator in the Republican list. It is
not unlikely that be will uso his pow?
er of creating a tio to dictate Iho or
gauization of the Senate, and to some
extent tho course of business.
Whether, liko Mr. David Davis, ho
will uso his advantage to make him?
self President of the Senate remains
to bo seen. It is said that Senator
Riddloborgor detests tho present
leadors of tho majority of that body,
and he will very probably try to
make them uncomfortable
WHAT IT ALL MEANS.
THE ORBAT DEAL A PRECURSOR OF AN
QARRETT'S PLANS REALIZED.
New York, March 11.?It Is as
certained that the great Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad deal withtlic Sully
syndicate is but a single section of
the most extensive business combina?
tion ever made in the world. Its
scope is coextensive with the railway
system of the country, its object be
ing to obviate the cinharassmcnt of
the transportation business by the
anti-pooling clause of the Interstate
Commerce act. This scheme is the
formation of n corporation with $10,
000,000,000 of capital stock, for
which all the rnllroad companies of
tbe country will be invited to sub
scribe, paying for the same by a sale
to the corporation of their roads and
This would place all the roads of
the country under one ownership,
control and management, constitut?
ing a pool that would be lawful, and
could not be broken.
The name of the movers arc. with?
held lor the present, but they include
those of men who are money kings
of the period; and whose plans never
miscarry. Tbe Sully syndicate is
moving in harmony with this enter?
The more that is learned of the
irreal deal in Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad stock, the more convincing
docs the theory become that it is but
a culmination of the efforts and
hopes of the B. and O. management
for years. Long ago it was perceived
Hint the B. and O. must obtain an
entrance into New York. Millions
of dollars' worth of business bad to
he sacrificed or carried at a small
profit because ?f the lack of terminal
facilities In the Metropolis of the
j- Vnlry. When the Pennsylvania
fepa i road fin ally shut down on the
iTnnd O's New York business the
matter wan brought to a focus. Im
mediately the Baltimore and Phi la
lelphia road was projected. The
consent of Councils of Philadelphia
>vas obtained to tbe building of the
East Side Railroad, along the Schuyl
till, in Hint city, to enable the IS and
3. to cflect nn entrance into tho heart
af the city". The freight road was
milt across the "Neck" to the Dela?
ware. All that remained was a road
in New York. Without a roiul across
fsew Jersey little had been accom?
plished. Proposals were made to tbe
Jersey Central Railroad, but little
lelhiitc was done.
Meanwhile a keen, fnrsightcd man
named Sully had taken a cotnprc*
tensive glance .over the various lines
if Southern railways and conceived
.he scheme of uniting them under
me system which should extend from
Washington to the Gulf. lie went
piietly to work and in the course of
i year had obtained control of the
Richmond & West Point Terminal
Mid Warehouse Company, to which
die Richmond and Danville Railroad
with many other roads had been
leased. Under the Terminal Com
!>ony all were consolidated. A
Northern outlet was needed.
Jay Gould bad obtained control of
die Jersey Central, once a fine pro
icrty, now a broken down-concern
uid Austin Corbin had secured the
mich buffeted Reading road. Both
roads wanted a southern outlet.
At this juncture the representatives
~>r the four systems came together
und the combination was effected.? ?
Each road preserves its own organi?
sations, but will draw out of the net
profits its proportionate share of the
lividends. Whether the city of Bid
timore wili bo benefited or not by
the deal is a question. Mr. Oarrett
is undoubtedly sincere when be says
that he believes it will. At
liny rate the enterprise is a reali
cation of the dreams of old John W,
Garrett, for it places the road at the
head of the greatest railway system
in the world.
An intimate friend of Mr. Garrett
is quoted by tbo-New York Times as
saying, in answer to the question if
any sale of Baltimore <fc Ohio stock
bad been made:
'?I do not believe that any conside?
rable block of the stock has changed
hands. The statement that Mr. Gar?
rett has sold bis stock, or that the
Hopkins Trust has sold out, is nb
surd. It would not be necessary.
Mr. Robert Garrett has the right to
vote the Garrett block in all its hold?
ings with tho consent of his brother
and sister. He secured the consent
of the Hopkins Trustees to vote their
stock, and also the consent of the
other holders of large blocks, giving
him power to vote more than a ma?
jority of the stock, and thus put the
road into the syndicate.
"But Mr. Sully asserts that the
Baltimore and Ohio stock has been
purchased and the New York brokers
give the price at '225.''
"That means that the Baltimore
+? . ' v.'.c^&WttJiilaS'ttfiSi
ami Ohio slock goes Into the syndi?
cate rated as worth 225 a share,
while tho syndicate cannot exactly
be called a pool, as under that name
it would be prohibited by the Inter?
state Commerce bill ; yet- nt the
same time, the earnings must ho di?
vided among the various holders of
stock in the different companies. The
same amount of dividend could not
be had on a sluire of the Southern
Railroad slock that is paid on a share
of the Baltimore and Ohio stock.?
The Bultimore and Ohio stock is
thus rated in tho syudicato at 225
and tho holder-) of a share of it will
be paid a dividend based on that
'?How will the deal affect Balti?
?'That is hard to say. It will he a
pity to have the head of the Balti?
more and Ohio Railroad in New York,
hut nt the same time no dr^ht the
deal will result in better traffic ar?
rangements fur our merchants North
and South. New York however, will
be the great gainer."
ANOTHER AVAR RELIC GONE.
Tho tonuro of ofllco act, that was
passed to provent Andrew Johnson
from removing Republicans from
oflice, was repealed by the late Con?
gress. This law was houored more
in tho brench than in the observance,
and it is well that as a war relic it
has fiunlly bocn orated from the
statutes and is a law no longer. As a
measure to hinder tho executive ..and
prevent tho Presidont from exercis?
ing tho functions that pertain to his
oflice it was a piece of blundoring
legislation, gotten upinhasto to meet
au emergency, and neither party will
mourn that it is no more.?Bristol
The process of melting up trade
dollars was begun to-day at the as-1
say oflice. Yesterday tho first $100,
000 worth roceived at the sub-treasu?
ry, having been counted, weighed,
and examined, was turned over to
thul institution, and this mcrning the
coius woro placed in the bands of tho
mellors. It is expected that each
day a liko amount will bo sent to tho
assay oflico from tho Sub-treasury . so
as to mako room for tho reception of
a port ion of tho largo sums already
offered for redemption. The amount
now rcgislored ut the sub treasury
for redemption aggregates nearly
ltvo million dollars.
Tho now Spanish fleet, for which
tho Cortes has voted $-10,01)0,000, is
to bo built in four years, chiefly iu
foreign yards. Tho Cortes also voted
$?1,000,000 to completo tho vessels
now building, and 82,250,000 to bo
expended on tho arsonals. Tho annual
expenditure of Spain will thereby bo
increased by ?8,000,000 for a period
of ton years. The new ships will
constitute a sea going squadron, con
sisliug of 1 fust class ironclad, 12
lirst-class and 1!) second-class cruisers
150 torpedo-boats, 1 trausport, 32
gun-boats, and 20 steam launches
All tho vessels at pvosout afloat will I
form a rescrvo homo squadron of 2
ironclads, 22 cruisers, and 37 gun
ANOTHER LARGE SALE OF|
IRON ORE LANDS.
Mr. C. Harrison Fnris of PnTaski
county, closed, on Friday last, a sale
of his iron ore property to D. S.
Fornoy and Hon. Satu'l H. New
Tho tract embraces 1300 acres,
on tho waters of Big Reed Island
Creek, about four miles from its
mouth. It is in tho extreme South?
west corner of Pulaski county, near
tho Carroll line, and adjoins what is
knows as tho "great outburst,'" or
''big oro bank,'1 owned by tho Wytho
Union Lead Mines Company. This
"outburst" has heretofore been ro
garded by experts as tho largest
deposit of oro in Southwest Va.
Messrs. Fornoy and Nowberry
paid Mr. Faris $30.00 per aero for
tho land they bought from him, ma?
king ?30,000 for tho entire tract; ton
thousand dollars of this sum being
paid down in cash.
Somo ten or twelve years ago one
half of this boundary of land was
sold at thirty cents an acre; and the
remaiuing half was disposed of at an
average of about $5.00 por acre.?
Our exchanges speak in Rtrong
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number of the Industrial Jiecord,
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Tho rovenuo derived by the State
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just beeu declared unconstitutional
by the Supremo Court of the United
States, amounted to $17.150 for the
year ended September 20, 1885. The
amount for tho year ended Soptembor
20, 1886, has not yet been computed,
but it will bo ascertained by tho
Auditor in a day or two, and will bo
roported to tho General Assembly.
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VIRGINIA: Iu tue Clerk'? Officei*"
of Tazowell Circuit Court, Febru?
ary 25tb, A. D., 1887.
Joseph I. Dorau and W. A. Dick,
Robert Steele, Administrator of Eli
Steele, Deceased, and the heirs at
law of Joseph Bishop and all other
persons interested in the land iu the
bill mentioned, whoso names are un?
known and who are proceeded
against as unknown parties, Deft's.
The object of this suit is to hare
specific- execution of n contract, where?
by said Joseph Bishop sold a tract
of land to Eli Steele, Deceased, lying
in Tazewell county, Virginia, on wa?
ters of Big Creek, which said land
Eli Steelo sold to-Vest and
-Vest toA. J.&S.D.May ; and it ap?
pearing from sufficient evidence on
lilo iu this office that the names of
the defendants in the abovo describ?
ed suit, who are proceeded against
an unknown parties?are un?
known, it is ordcrod that thoy appear
horo within one month after the due
publication of this order aud do what
may bo necessary for tho protection
of their interests in this suit; and
that copies hereof be published and
posted as proscribed by law.
R. BRITTAIN, D. 0.
A. j. As S. d. may, p. Q. Mar. 4.
IRGINIA:In tho Clerk's Office
of the Circuit Court of Tazowell
County, Feb. 23d, A D., 1887.
R. R. Steele, CompTt.
Robert Steele, Administrator of Eli
Steele, Deceased and in bis own
right, William Ferrell and Louisia
Ferrell, Goorge R. Steelo, Ralph
Steele, Moses Ferrell and Mary E.
Ferrell, Jnmes Steele, Charles W.
Steele and Wodo Steele, Def'ts.
The object of the foregoing suit'is
to recover of the estate of Eli Sttsslcy
Deceased, the sum of 1805.61 with
legal interest thereon from the ?
day of August, 1885, till paid being
amount decreed and paid by the com?
plainant ax surety of Eli Stoe,le Ad?
ministrator of John X. Brown, de?
ceased by decree of the August Term,
18S3, of the Circuit Court of Taze
woll County in tho Chancery Cause
of Clinton Brown and als. against
Eli Steele, Admiuistrntor and al.; and
to subject to sale, to satisfy tho same,
n tract of 1.0-17 acres of land lying on
the waters of Dismal in Buchanan
county, belonging to tho estate of
Eli Steele, deceased ; and it appear?
ing from sufficient evidence on file in
this offico that the defendants George
R. Steele and Ralph Steele are not
residents of this Commonwealth ; it
is ordered that they apfx-ar hero with?
in one month after the duo publica?
tion of this order and do what may?
be necessary to protect their interest
in this matter ; and that copies here?
of be published and postod as pro?
scribed by law.
R. BRIT1AIN, D. C.
h. c. alderso.v, r. q. Mar. 4.
\V. itife's Administrator et al,
Alexander McClanahan's Administrator
et al, Defendants.
All parties interested are hereby notifiedr
that on the 13th day of April, 1887, and
for ench day thereafter, until 6 ' o'clock of
the imccocdmg Saturday thereafter, we'will
proceed to perform all tho duties required
of u?, as Commissioners, by tho hist decree
roudcred by. tho Circuit Conrt of Buchannn
county in the above styled causa. Tho
said duties required of us will be perform?
ed at the Court House- of Ihichuunn coun?
ty, when aud where nil parties interested
ore respectfully asked to come forward
with such proof as will enable us to per?
form said duties. Tho account will thea
certainly be closed.
..Joseph Hidbitts, ) Special
S. M. D. Cour.hno, j>~ Commis.ioners.
March g, 1887.
VIRGINIA : Iu the Clerk's Office
of the Circuit Court of Tazowoll
County, Mtuch 14th, A. D., 1887.
Joseph I. Doran and W. A.
A. P. Vance, Deft.
The object of the foregoing suit is
to have specific execution of a writ?
ten contract whereby the defendant
by his agent W. H. Blankenship sold
to tho complainants one hundred
acres of land on Big Creek of Clinch -
River in Tnzewcll county. Virginia,
conveyed by Joseph C. Brown and
Mary E. his wifo to said defendant
by deed, of date the ?ret day of Octo?
ber, 1884 ; and it appearing from suf?
ficient evidonce on file in this office
that tho defendant is not a resident
of this Commonwealth, it is ordered
that he appear here within one month
nfter the due publication of this or?
der and do what may be necesrary to
protect bis interest in this suit; and
that copies hereof bo published and
posted as proscribed by law.
JR. BRITTAIN, D. C.
a. j. b s. d. mat, p. q. * Mar. 18. ,<*
saleTf lot, houses, &cT
Notice is hereby given that tbo
undersigned Trustee in .1 deed of
trust executed by R. A. Miller and
wife boaring date lGth of August,
1886, and of record in the Clerk'?
Office of Tnzewell county, Deed
Book No 21, pages 91-2, being re?
quired by the creditors therein se?
cured, to execute the trust, will oa
the 2i)th March, 1887, on the prem?
ises, ?oll for Gush, the property em?
braced in said trust deed, consist?
ing of it lot of one acre or more on
which are situated two Honsos und
a Stable, the said property adjoin?
ing what is known as the Miller
Cottago in tho town of Graham in
Fcb.24. S M. Graham,Trustee.
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