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OUR WEALTH. -
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Bt ?f the Neural A,Iv?ntaffe* Pos
f*e*e?I ?>r ?'* Stonc ?RP WhlC
?rill Help to Make her
the Mwnnfactarlnc
Center of the
.Sooth.
IcTS FOB INVESTORS.
COALS.
kllowing arc five analyse* of the coking
m of Hi- Stone Gap:
r- in fU 64 60.54 59.34 8i..*o
gdrnrbon 3l.M 32.26
00,0 0711 ?-4'12 0,3W ^
End this that of averaged samples of the
Ee vein bv Mr. Andrew S. McCreath chcim
Ef the Pennsylvania Geogical yj]
HLl rartH.f.. [ iV>M0
ftjiatik r..:iitnisthil?-. j_r,j5
^s?h .0.594
?ttriior. .
She coke made from this coal is a great sue
?L as is shown by Mr. McCreath's letter:
jjf K. II. Lkisbksiko,
?|?t |>r?>t. The Virginia < <<al ? Co.,
Rig Stone Gap.
ISll,,,! cok, recced fron. Mr,J. K. Talari
B*r?y">Mridso? analysis the following rc-oUjr
$????'?' .?64
CTolatil?" matter. 94.0*
Bkx?! rarlxiii. #'ff8g
$kjl|'li'ir . 4.74
Wfch._
100.000
?rr?ilnr i>f Ash, brown. , . .
1 n ? coke of great purity : lo* In> both
K ur ? ..l nsh ?...1 high In nxed carbon; cheudcalh
&fullv as good as tneverybe.1 IVKrabontas coke,
K l,:.?M rank high a. a metaHurlgaLf.M.
%. Yours truly, Asnarw 8. JlcCaKATti.
Sir. McCreath might have said more, and
pbtlcss would have done so but for his iden
Eation with Pennsylvania interests. But be
Es the facts and the intelligent reader may
g?w his own conclusions. The following
Eparative table will show the superioity of
H coke produced here over that produced
Ecr at Connellsville or Pocahontas.
Fixed Sul
Avkkauk of Cart. Anh. phur.
Igt,,,.!,.? ?Ig Stone Gap coke,niade
|&jn open rick and bv barrel test.93.23
RjP'jY^^ 9.74 0.810
IKEi^ 16.?4 1.595
Sini'l'^ hirmh-gham, Ala , coke,^ ^ ^
^Hvirvrr:a,;;,;,,"":.*Va:'. ."/^^.r-r, 5.74 0.597
^n,pl.-sNewHiver,n.V,,,?ke
^Bovcntesi."*-''? '
pinple HifJ Stone <;"1? <"kr< ,,v''"
best, miidysin made by A. S.
McCreath, Sept., 1890.04.04 4.74 -588
gr/his coke besides having been analyzed, has
iften thoroughlv tested as to strength and por
fifty, and is pronounced by capable experts to
linearer a perfect coke than any yet made.
llvVlien it is considered that this immense
seam of coal is from seven to thirteen feet in
HBcknes.s; that it extends over an area of over
fQLOOO acres; that it is located npabove the lev
ftol'the valleys: that it can be drained without
the use id" machinery; that so much of the ex
[H?tise which must be incurred in other locali
tics in the manufacture of coke are avoided,
pd that ample transportation will soon be nf
Brded, it will be seen what an immense advan
|igc these fields have over any yet discovered
j&the Pnitcd States or elsewhere,
gfco. 1 below is a splint coal 4 feet thick, and
|b. 2 a cannel coal, both by McCreath:
Edearhon. 58.058
HHalileeoiiit?usiil>le. 37.5S?
K . 3.075 ? 225
|ji5iur. 0.406 0.7:?
IKON OKE8.
fbc analyses below are of the following: No.
I, and 3 a red fossil ore two miles from Big
me Gap, No. 4 a limonite or brown ore six
es away:
nliciroii.47.650 49.438 49.382 52.004
Ilhorns. 0.107 0.015 0.122 0.165
Muhle.20.870 21.00 24.52 11.17
phur. 0.132 0.135 1.08
*?he following are three samples of doubte
pfosemer ores tributary to big Stone Gap, and
i? matter of fact will be used by the Anpa
lachian furnace, and is found elsewhere only in
?feiers, Africa.
Hard Ore. Red Ore. Fire Ore.
?Bra. 1.27 6.71 14.C5
Knlna. 0.80 0..X0 8.65
Tbuphoru*. 0.02 0.03 0.U67
lalic iron. 70.98 61.10 46.28
Lud this by another chemist of a brown hem
te, (dried at 212 deg. Farcnheit) six miles
iv:
. .4.45
Hjnnina. 2.03 j
?Bfljihonu. 0.143
?Static iron.55.62
^Biganese. 0.60
Urn-.trace.
Wphur.none.
^Besides these there are also on railroads
Binning here another brown ore carrying from
? to 00 per cent of iron, and .019 of "phospho?
rus; manganiferous iron ori;s, and in all prob?
ability large deposits of manganese; a black
Hhonite with from 50 to 55 per cent of iron
Well suited for the pneumatic Basic process);
^specular or red hematite (Bessemer) with
Bto 05 pr~
Hranberry
?port, savs:
^'Extendinp northeast and southwest through
the western counties of North Carolina are
large deposits of the purest magnetic iron ores
gown in this country save in the Lake Super
|$r region. These ores, from a number of'
pmples averaged by myself and officers of the
Kith Census and others, analyze from 45 per
cent to 60 percent of iron, and'are, in Mitchell
nd Ashe counties, North Carolina, remarkablv
free from phosphorous and sulphur. Recent
?pvelopments along a line of thirty miles in ex?
tent prove the excessive nature of these depos
its. The only point where these ores have as
yet been reached by a railway is at Cranberry
Bbe.in Mitchell county, North Carolina. A few
jwar*. ago the great nuiss of ore now uncovered
?j|thi.s point was hid by a thick covering of soil
fid decomposed gneiss, save only a few sur
faee pits from which a small forge was sup
?cd with ore. Within the past few vears the
toe of the hill has been uncovered, revealing
ait enormous mass of very pure magnetite to a
jpgth of 300 feet above the railway track. The
?Kineer in charge at the .mines"assured me
">t from diamond-drill tests and the uncov-j
Bd mass, he had here piled up above the
Uway track otvr 20,000,000 tons of ore to
mined by simply quarrying in opeu cut; and
-??bt it an ore of like excellency can be deliv
l on cars at less cost elsewhere hr Amorics.
urnace test was recently made on Tirginia
l and the run of mine ot4 Cranberry ore, and
ig produced containing .03 per cent of pbos
rus; aud from practical furnace tests and
analyses of ore from mauv openings, it is
jonstrated that the entire "district contains
jbundance au ore suited to the manufacture
jssemer steel. This ore is nearer to coke
ig Stone Gap) than is any other Bessemer
I ore known to me in America. From the I
femer ores of the lake region, the source of J
ly all the steel now made in this country,
^,e nearest coke is about 800 miles; from
essemeroresof western North Carolina to
>ke at Big Stone Gap it is 100 miles, and
een these two extremes are to be had the
^?A0T** above described. Beyond the
Ridge m the Carolinas, are large deposits
'h-grade ores. A very great development
> manufacture of iron and steel will follow'
le completion of the roads connecting the
; coals and ores, in the region under dis
W.
Scotch iron manufacturer of largo expo
?, who sjh.miI some months in examining
ils and ores in the district extending from
eastern Kentucky to western' Nor Hi ?ar
, est imates the cost of making a ton of pig
It Big Stone Gap at $7.86: and thinks that
Hncr steel can be made at the same place
low cost as in England. This estimate
cuiai oi reu uemnuie (IieSsemcrj Wllll
55 per cent of iron, while of the great
erry magnetic ore Prof. Procter, in his
sgreet with estimates made by practical iron
and steel manufacturers from Pennsylvania
who bare made large investments at Big Stone
Gap for the purpose of development.
"Furnaces and steel plants at Big Stone Gap
will have, in addition to the local supply of
I coke, coal, and pure limestone, the advantage
of a location on competing lines of railway, and
the advantage of a location on a great system
that can deliver the products direct to all of the
great markets in the Ohio and Mississippi Val?
leys. The ores from East Tennessee," South?
west Virginia, and the Carolinas can be ship?
ped with advantage to these furnaces, as it is
carrying the ores in the direction of the mar?
kets, and these ores will give return freight for
the cars of coal and coke shipped from Big
Stone Gap to those States."
PACTS FOB MANUFACTURERS.
The Virginia Coal & Iron Company agrees to
furnish coke at the following prices:
Furnace. Foundry.
At the ovena at Big Stone Gap,.... |2.00 $2.30
It is likely these prices will be reduced un?
der competition, but take them as they areand
compare them with prices at Connellsville.
Cost of coke at Connellsville December, 1890:
Furnace coke, $2.15 per ton. Foundry coke, $2.4 5
Freight rates from Connells- Cost at these points
vlll? to Furnace. Foundry
Pittsburgh,.10.70 $2.85 $3.15
Mahoning Valley, O.. 1.35 3.50 3.S0
Cleveland,. 1.70 3.85 4.ir>
Detroit,. 2.35 4.50 4.80
Cincinnati,. 2.65 4.S0 5.10
l/ouinville,. 3.20 5.35 5.65
Chicago,. 2.75 4-50 5.2?
St. liouls,. 3.35 5.50 5.80
Baltimore,. 2.17 4.32 4.62
Boston,. 4.00 6.15 6.45
Total shipments from Connellsville for weekonding
November 22, 1890,6,977 cars, distributed as follow s
To Pittsburgh, 1,560 cars; to the West, 4,100 cars; to
the East, 1,317 cars.
Bessemer ore is costing at Pittsburg $7.56
Ser ton, and non-Bessemer ore costs at Pitts
urg from $4.00 to $6.00 per ton.
Non-Bessemer ore will cost at Big Stone Gap
from $1.25 to $2.50 per ton, and the Bessemer
ore from $3.00 to $3.50 per ton.
Limestone will cost at least twice as much
at Pittsburg as at Big Stone Gap.
It is said that 700 tons of Pocahontas coke
passes west through Bristol daily for furnaces
in the Alabama and Chattanooga districts.
This coke will cost from $3.75 to $4.50 per ton
at those furnaces.
These facts show the smaller cost of coke
and iron ore at Big Stone Gap and require no
comment. Coke can be delivered at the ovens
here much cheaper than these figures indicate,
and still afford a large profit to the maker.
OPINION OF TWO KNOI.ISn KXTERTS.
Mr, John W. Darby, of Wexham, Eng., and
Mr. F. Monks, of Warrington, Eng., members
of the British Iron & Steel Institute, recently
visited Big Stone Gap. Mr. Darby is a young
man, but has already reached a prominent po?
sition among the iron and steel producers of
England. He inherits his aptness for these in?
dustries from ancestors who have been prom?
inent in them for a century. His grandfather
was the first to make iron from uncoked coal,
and his own plant, located near Chester, was
the first to use successfully the basic process
for making steel. Mr. Monks is one of the
oldest and best known of the practical iron and
coke men of England.
"The very things I wanted to see are here.
I did not care to see the manufactories in oper?
ation, for we have those at home as numerous
and as nearly perfect as one could wish to see,
although I must say that 1 have been greatly
surprised and pleased at the great concerns we
saw in the North. Their equipments are not
so complete nor their methods so economical as
ours in England, but they are rapidly ap
Eroach ing it. What those of us who mean
usiness wished to see in America is just what
I have seen to-day at Big Stone Gap; as line
coke as I have ever seen in England, with iron
ores only two miles away, and limestone be?
tween, together with water power and railroads.
This is a combination that is bound to make
you great here. I have never seen it equaled
elsewhere. Your coke is the best I have seen
in America. The brown ores we inspected to?
day are admirably adapted to the basic process.
Of course, your proximity to the magnetic ores
at Cranberry is a great card in your fay or, but
you will not need that to make the possibilities
of this point simply incalculable. We have
been over a large portion of the Southern min?
eral belt, and I regard this as the best point
we have seen for the manufacturing of basic
steel, owing to the quality and quantity of
your brown ores and their proximity to this
coke. I have enjoyed my day here greatly,
and hope I can return soon."
Mr. Monks spoke in the same strain, saying
he had been a practical producer of coke and
iron for forty years, and that he had never seen
better coke; and the iron ore, both brown and
red were fine. He thought the best card for
the future of Big Stone Gap in the iron indus?
try was the advantage it had over any other
place he had seen for the production of steel by
the basic process.
TIMBER.
Prof. Procter in his report says of the tim?
ber: "About 90 per cent of the area included
in the Appalachian coal-field in Southwest Vir?
ginia, West Virginia, and Southeast Kentucky,
is covered with forest of valuable hardwoods?
oak, yellow poplar, hickory, etc. The Black
Mountains, immediately north of Big Stone
Gap, are heavily timbered from base to sum?
mit with as magnificent forests as I have ever
seen.
\VIRGINIA: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit
f- Court of the County of Wise on the 29th day of
July, 1891, in vacation.
Framcis Wii.uk, plaintiff*, i
against In Chancery.
J. C. Cmancr, ex. or. et. al. def'ts)
The object of this suit 1k to enforce the vendor's
lien retained in a deed from Francis Willis and wife
to ffm. D. Jones, R. B. Whitridge and James W. Fox,
dated Oct. l'Jth, 1888, upon a tract of about 26j^
acres of land in Wise County, Va., some times called
the W. F. Gibson tract, for the payment of the bal?
ance of purchase money, to-wit: $110,50 with inter?
est from June 1st, 1889. And an affidavit having
been made and tiled that the defendants J. C. Chance,
ex. or. of Win, D. Jones, deceased, Catherine B.
Jones, John M. Jones, Nancy E. Allen, J. (i. Allen, W.
J. Carmack, Samuel J. James, Benjamin d. Jones,
Eula Jones, R.Jones, John Jones, K. B. Whitridge ami
James W. Fox, arc not residents of the State of Vir?
ginia, it is ordered that they do appear here, within
15 days after due publication hereof, and do what
may be necessary to protect their Interest in this
suit. And it Ik further ordered that a copy hereof he
published once a week for four weeks* in the Km
Stosk Post, and that a copy be posted at the front
door of the court-house of this county on the first
day of the next ttrm of the County Court.
A copy?Teste: J. E* LIPPS, Clerk.
W. K. Siiri.by, p. q. By C. P. Aduinoton, I). C.
50-41.
VIRGINIA ?At rules held in the Clerk's Olllce of
the Circuit Court of the County of Wise, on the
3rd day of August, 1891.
Bask Off Bio Stosk Gap, 1
v*. > In Chancery.
E. Magosti.n, et at. )
The object of thia suit is to enforce the vendor's
lien retained in a certain deed from Wm. S. Mathews,
Trustee to EbenezcrjMagoffiu, dated February 10,18?0,
on two certain Jots iu the town of Big Stone Gap,
Wise county, Virginia, to-wit, lots 7 and 8 of bh?ck
75, as shown and designated on a map of Big Stone
Gaj? on file in the office of the clerk or Wise County
Court*, roamed and known as "improvement Com?
pany's Plat Mo. 1." which said lots are parallelogram*
33 by 132 feet each, lying on the West side of West
4th street, and thereby and by personal decree, against
E. Magoflin, E. M. Hardln and W. S. Mathews, to en?
force payment of a certain note made by E. Magoflin
for $400.00, dated February 10, 1890, endorsed by E.
M. Hardiu and W. S. Mathews. And affidavit having
been made that said E. Magoflin and R. C. Ballard
Thruston, Trustee, and J. A. Tomlinsoii, of the de?
fendants in thin suit, are not residents of this State,
the sah! E. Magoflin, the said Thruston, Trustee, and
the said J. A. Tomliusou are required to appear with?
in !5 days after due puhlloatiou of this order iu the
Clerk's Office of said court, at rules to be holden
therefor and do what is necessary to protect their in-, j
terest. And it is ordered that a copy of this order be
forthwith published once a week for four successive
weekB in the Bus Stokb Post, a newspaper published
in Big Stone Gap, iu Wise Comity, Virginia, ami tic
posted at the front door of the said court house of
said county, on the Aral duy of the next county court,
for the said county after the date of this order.
A copy? Tefite. J. E. LIP1?S, Clerk.
Bullitt A McDowell, p. q. 51-4t
VIRGINIA:?At rules held in the clerk's office of
the Circuit Court for the county of Wise Oil the
3rd day of August, 1831.
Tmkcsto.*, Trustee, ?
vs. } In Chancery,
if. A.-w-.-?k-xKK<>f*<ff. ; ?' " ' ? ? * '
The object of this suit is to recover judgement
against H. A. W. Skeen, J. II. Vaudlvcr amIA.J.
Brown for the sum of $183.32 with interest from July
27.188ft, until paid, and to enforce payment thereof
by personal decree against said defeudanis and by
foreclosure of the Hen reserved In a certain deed from
Big Stone Gap Improvement Company and B. C. Bal?
lard Thruston, Trustee, to H. A. W. Skeen, on lot 10,
Block 39, ''Improvement Company's Plat No. 1," in
the town ot Big Stone Gap, Virginia, And affidavit
having been made that J. II. Vandiver and A. J.
Brown, parties defendant In the above styled cause
are non-residents of this State, the said defendants
are mpiired to appear within fifteen days after due
publication of thin order, in the clerk's office of our
said court, at rules to be holden therefor, and do what
is necessary to protect their Intercut*. And It ia
ordered Hint a copy of this order be forthwith pub?
lished once a week, for four successive weeka, in the
Bio Stonk Post; a newspaper printed in the town of
Big Stone (Jap, in the county of Wise, and pouted at
the front door of the court house of said county, on
the first day of the next County Court for the said
county after the date of this order.
A copy? Tettt. J. E. LIPPS, Clerk.
Bullitt & McDowell, p. q. n51-4
\VIRGINIA :?At rulea held in the Clerk's Office of
the Circuit Court for the county of Wise on the
3rd, day of August, 1891.
Ihckston, Trustee,!
r?. > In Chancery.
La pk Park, ctnl. j
The object of this suit is to enforce payment of a
note for $133.32 executed by Lafe Tarr to R. C. Bal
jard Thruston, Trustee; and to ensure same by fore?
closure of the Hen reserved in a deed from Big Stone
Gap Improvement Company and R. C. Ballard Thrus
ton, Trustee, to Lafe Parr, on lot 9, Block 44, "Im
prox-emcnt Company's Plat No. 1," in the town of
Big Stone Gap, Va, and affidavit having been made
that L. B. Cook and Wellington Payne, parties de?
fendant in the above styled cause are non-restdents
of this State, the said defendants are required to ap?
pear within fifteen days after due publication of this
order, in the clerk's office of our said court, at rules
to be holden th??re for, and do what Is necesaary to
protect their interests. And it is ordered that a copy
of this order be forthwith published once a week, for
four successive weeks, in the Bio Stoke Post, a news?
paper printed in the town of Big Stone Gap, in the
county of Wise, and posted at the front door of the
court house of said county, on the first day of the
next County Court for the said county after the date
of this order.
A copy?Teste: J. E. Liers, Clerk.
Bullitt it McDowell, p. q. n51-4t
VIRGINIA :?At rules held In the Clerk's Office
V of the Circuit Court for the county of Wise on
the 3rd day of August, 1891.
Thruston, Trustee, "j
vs. > In Chancery.
T. K. Harvrt, et at. )
The object of this suit is to enforce payment of a
note for $233.33 by T. K. Harvey and L. C. Harvey to
Ii. C. Ballard Thruston, Trustee, with Interest from
.lune 13, 1888, and to foreclose the vendors Hen re?
tained by said Thruston, Trustee, on lots 9 and 10 of
Block 10,?"Improvement Company's Plat No. 1," in
the town of Big Stone Gap, Va., which said lots front
on Wyondotte Avenue, in said town. And affidavit
having been made that W. D. Kenner, one of the
defendants herein is a non-resident of this State, the
said defendant is required to appear within fiftacn
days after due publication of this order, in the clerk's
office of our said court, at rules to bo holden there?
for, and do what is necessary to protect his interests.
And it is ordered that a oopy of this order he forth?
with published once a week, for four successive weeks
in the Bin Stonk Post, a newspaper printed in the
town of Big Stone Gap, in the county of Wise, and
posted at the front door of the court house of said
county, on the first day of the next County Court for
the said county after the date of this order.
A copy?Teste: J. E. Lirrs, Clerk.
Bullitt & McDowell, p. q. 51-4t
rGlNIA: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit
Court of the County of Wise on the 29th day of
July, 1891, In vacation.
B. P. KiNCAin, Plaintiff, l
a0ain8t > In Chancery.
N. T. Bi sii, et. al. Defendants)
The object of this suit is to recover of the defend?
ants N. T. Bush and .lohn Gllly by personal judgment
the sum of $250.00 with Interest from tbe 8lh day of
March, 1890, upon a note for said sum dated March
8th, 1890, due 6 months afterdate, executed by said
Bush to said Gllly ami afterwards assigned to com?
plainant, and for the satisfaction of same to enforce
the vendor's lien retained in a deed from said Gilly to
N. T. Bush, recorded in IX B. 16, page 302, Wise-]
County, upon lot No. 7 of Block 71, Platl, of the town
of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. And an affidavit having
lieen made and tiled that the defendants N. T. Bush
and It. C. Ballard Thruston are not residents of the
State of Virginia, it is ordered that tiny do appear
hen-, within 15 days after due publication hereof,
and do what may be necessary to protect their Inter?
est in this suit. And it is further ordered that a
copy hereof be published once a week for four weeks
in the Big Stoxk Post, and that a copy he posted at
the front door of the court house of this county on
the first day of the next term of the county Court.
A copy?Teste: J. E. LIPPS,"Clerk.
W. K. Shklby,p.q. ByC. P. Amu.noton, D.C.
50-41.
V
IRGINIA: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit
Court of the County of Wise on the 22nd day of
July, 1801, at rules.
0. P. Brx.v, plaintiff, )
against [ In Chancery.
B. E.Tai.butt, etal.defn'ts )
The object of this suit is to recover the sum of $100
with interest. The debt mentioned in the bill and to
enforce the vendors lien on the lot in the bill and pro?
ceedings mentioned and for other purposes mentioned
in the bill. The lot mentioned is a certain lot lying
in the town of Big Stone Oap, Va., beginning at a
stake opposite the comer of "I. T. Taylor's fence on the
other side of the street, thence North 55 deg. 30 min.
East 30 feet to another stake on the same street; thence
North 33 deg. 30 min. West 47 feet to a stake: thence
North|j55 deg. 30 min. East 30 feet to a stake; thence
North 33 deg. 30 min. West 47 feet to the beginning
containing one-eighth (%) of an acre be the same
evcrsomuch more or less. Being the lot sold by C.
L. .lames to 0. F. Bunn and by 0. P. Bunn to B. E.
Trtlhutt who assumed payment of the deferred pay?
ments. And an affidavit, having been made and filed
that the defendants, B. E. Talbutt and Charles L.
James are not residents of the State of Virginia, it is
ordered that they do appear here, within 15 days after
due publication hereof, and do what may be neces?
sary to protect their interest in this suit. And it is
further ordered that a copy hereof Is? published once
a week for four weeks in the Bio Stoke Post, and
Hint a copy be posted at the front door of the court?
house of this county on the first day of the next term
of the County Court. A copy?Teste:
J. E. LIPPS, Clerk.
L. Trnxxu Machy, p q. 49-4t
VIRGINIA: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit
Court of the County of Wise, on the 22nd day
of July, 1891, at rules.
T. P. Tun;?;, et al, plaintiffs, )
against > In Chancery.
J. F. Van Drrrn, defendant. )
The object of this suit is to recover the sum of $300
with interest. The debt mentioned in the bill and to
enforce the vendors lien on the lot in the bill and pro?
ceedings mentioned and for other purposes mentioned
in the bill. The lot mentioned is lot 9, Block 6, in
Big Stone Gap, Va.. as shown on the Plat recorded in
Wise County Clerks Office, under the designation of
Imbodcn Reservation, Plat No. 1, including the rail?
road and dummy line. And an affidavit having been
made and tiled that the defendant J. F. VanDcrren is
not a resident of the State of Virginia, it is ordered
that he do appear here, within 15 days after due pub?
lication hereof, and do what may be necessary to
protect Ids interest in this suit. And it is further
ordered that a copy hereof be published once a week
for four weeks in the Bio Stone Post, and that a
copy be posted at the front door of the court-house of
this count v on the first day of the next term of the
county Court. A copy?Teste: J.E.LIPPS,
L. Tcbnrb Maury, p. q. 49-4t. Cltrk.
VIRGINIA:?At rules held in the Clerk's Office
of the Circuit Court for the county of Wise, on
the 3rd day of August, 1891.
J. B. F. Mills,
V*. > In Chancery.
G. W. Robkbts. J
The object of this suit is to enforce payment of a
certain note for $241.60 executed by G. W. Roberts to
J. B. F, Mills, and to attach and sell the estate of said
G. W. Roberts In Wise county, Va. And affidavit
having been made that G. W. Roberts, the defendant
herein is u non-resident of this State, the said de?
fendant is required to appear within fifteen days after
due publication of this order in the clerk's office of
our said.court, at rules to be holden therefor, and do
what is necessary to protect his interests. And it is
ordered that a copy of this order be forthwith pub?
lished once a week; for four successive weeks, in the
Bio Stonk Post, a newspaper printed in the town of
Big Stone ? Jap, in the county of Wise, and posted at
the front door of the court house of said county, on
the first day of the next County Court for the said
county after the date of this order.
A copy?Teste: J. E. Li res, Clerk.
Bullitt & McDowell,p. q.
VIRGINIA:?In the Clerk's office of the Circuit
V Court of the County of Wise on the 6th day of
August, 1891. In vacation.
J. II. 0 ldh am, Plaintiff,^
W.lckuL. K^Vc.CtJ?***?"''
nnd'P. P. LicirrrooT, DeftsJ
The object or this suit is to collect from the de?
fendants, the amount of a note for $1,016.67 and In?
terest from May 30,1890 and to enforce a vendor's
lien on lots 6, 7, and 8 of Block 67 of Improvement
Company's Piat 1, hi the town of Big Stone Gap, Va.,
reserved in a deed dated May 30,1890 and recorded in
Wise county Deed Book 20, page, 357. And an affi?
davit having been made ami tiled that the defendant
Wilber I- Root, M.Cj. Clay and T. P. Lightfoot are
'not residents of the State of Virginia, it is ordered
that they do appear here, within 15 days after due
publication hereof, and do what my be necessary to
protect their interest in this suit. And it is further
ordered that a copy hereof be published once
a week for four weeks in the Bio Stone Post, and
"that a copy be posted at the front door ot the' court?
house of this county on the first day of the next term
of the Circuit Court.
A ropy?Teste; J. E. LIPPS, Clerk.
By J. C. Carter, D. C.
R. T. Ibvine, 2>- n. aSl'U
VIRGINIA: At rules held hi the Clerk's Office of
the Circuit Court for Wise County on the 3rd
day of August, 1891.
Baku or Bio Stoxk Gap, |
Pf. ? In Chancery.
P. A. Strattox, rt at. )
The object of this suit is to enforce the payment of
a certafu negotiable note made by F. A. Stratton and
W. E. Harris, dated January 12, 1891, payable four
months after datr, with interest after maturity, for
$1,500.00, payable to the Bnnk of Big Stone Gap, and
?object to a credit of $250.00 as of June 5th, 1891, and
to ensure same by attachment on the ground of non
residence, etc., of the estate of said F. A. Stratton in
Wise comity. Virginia.
And affidavit baring been made that F. A. Stratton,
the defendant above mentioned, is not a resident of
this State, the said defendant is required to appear
within fifteen days after due publication of this order,
in the Clerk's office of the said court, at rule* to be
holden therefor, and do what is necessary to protect
his interests. And it is further ordered that a copy
of this order be forthwith published once a week, for
four successive weeks, in the Rio Stoxk Post, a news?
paper printed in the town of Big Stone Gap, in Wise
County, Virginia, and be pouted at the front door of
the court house of said county on the first day of the
next County Court for the said county, after the date
of this order.
A copy? Tcrtc J. E. LIPPS, Clerk.
BuIIitt k McDowell, p. q. n51-4t
T71RG1NIA : At Rules held in the Clerk's Office of
T the Circuit Court for the County of Wise, on 3rd
day of August, 1891.
TiiKfSTON, Trustee.)
W. > In Chancery
IL H. CAMrnKi.i., it nl.)
The object of this suit is to recover judgement
against H. H. Campbell, W. E. Harris. G. Frank, M.
J. Hessberg and Rebecca Summerfield for $266.66 with
interest from July 11,1889, until paid, and to enforce
payment thereof by personal decree against said
parties and by foreclosure of the lien reserved in a
certain deed from Big Stone fiap Improvement Com?
pany and R. C. Ballard Thrnston, Trustee, to IL H.
Campbell, on lot 16. Block 36, "Improvement Com?
pany's Plat No. 1," in town of Big Stone Gap, Vir?
ginia, and a ffldavit having been made that H. H.
Campbell, a party defendant in the above styled cause
Is a non-resident of this State, the said defendant Is
required t o appear within fifteen days after due pub?
lication of this order, in the clerk's office of our said
court, at rules to be holden there for, and do what is
necessary to protect his interests. And it is ordered
that a copy of this order be fonrthwith published once
a week, for four successive weeks, in the Bio Stone
Post, a newspaper printed in the town of Big Stone
Gap. in the county of Wise, and posted at the front
door of the court-house of said county, on the first
day of the next County Court for the said county af?
ter the date of this order.
A ropy?Tente. .1 E. LIPPS, Clerk.
Bumjtt k McDowell, p. q. n51-4t
Land For Sale.
Pursuant to a decree of Wise County Circuit Court
rendered, in vacation, at Gate City, on the 12th day of
May, 1891, in the chancery causes of J. M. HI kins
against .L II. Duff k als.,"and Charles Kerr, Trustee
&c , against J. M. Elkins ?V als., I the undersigned
Special Commissioner will proceed to sell at the front
door of Wise county court house, on the 25th day of
August, 1891, (being the tirst day of the August term
of Wise County Court) between the hours of 12 and
1 o'clock p. m., at public auction to the highest bid?
der on the following terms, towit, one-half of said
purchase money to be paid cash on the day of sale and
the balance in twelve months from day of said sale, a
certain tract of land in Wise County, Virginia, with?
in the corporate limits of Big St?<ne (iap. containing
62.18 acres, known as the .1. M. Klkins tract.
Given under my hand this the 3rd day of August,
1891. H. A. W. Skkkn,
Special Commissioner.
In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the
County of Wise:
J. M. Elkins, rs. J. ii. Dvkf, rt it!, |
and / In Chancery.
ChakmcsKerb,Trustee, rs. .1. .m.I
Elkins, rt nt*. j
I, J. F.. Lipps. Clerk <>f the said court do certify
that the bond required <>f (lie Special Commissioner
by the decree rendered in said cause on the 12th day
of May, IH'.M, lias been duly given.
Given under my hand as Clerk of the said Court,
this 29th day of July, 1891.
51-4 A copy?feste: J. B. Liers, Clerk.
VIRGINIA: In the Clerk s Office of the Circuit
Court of the County of Wise on the 22ml day of
July, 1891, at rules*.*
T. Prbstok Trigo, et al, plaintiffs )
against !? In Chancery.
W. A. r. robkbtson, et al, def'nts )
The object of this suit is to recover (amount of first
deferred payment: on the lot) the sum of $166,66
with interest, the debt mentioned in the bill ami to
enforce the vendors lien on the lot in the bill and pro?
ceedings mentioned, and for other purposes mention?
ed in the bill. The lot mentioned is that lot in the
town of Big Stone Gap, Va.. marked as lot 11, Block
3, on the Plat recorded in Wise County Clerk's office
under the designation of Imbodcti Reservation, Plat
No. 1, including the railroad and dummy line. And
an affidavit having been made and tiled that the de?
fendants, W. A. It. Robertson and Thomas h. Walker
are not residents of the State of Virginia, it is order?
ed that they do appear here, within 15 days after due
publication hereof, and do what may be necessary to
protect their interest in this suit. And it is further
ordered that a copy hereof be published once a week
for four weeks in the Big Stoxk Post, and that a copy
be posted at the front door of the court-house of this
county on the first day of the next term of the county
Court. A copy?Teste: J. E. LIPPS, Clerk.
L. Tcrnkb Ma cry, p. q.
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