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t|lC SHt?r?l A<lvH?tHHcH V** ?v nlR Stone CiH,. whl? ,? HHP ?> M:'k" ,ief t.,e >|.,M?if?elurl?K Center ??f U?? South* FOB INVESTORS.) COALS' , . . . ,,t- the coking a).c five analyses ol L Stone Gap: G22o o!nS o!tu mis 1. ?n( 0f averaged samples o Hie kX. Andrew S. McCreath chen, l^nsvlranbn Geogical , " . f?i&JO VoUUJle* JJJ. Ash - ? J8ti ? ?.-?'?"r"'. Mr.. i - 1 ? ,; They. <>??? ??.iv..--i>?- ;:i,,.rllli,r te* ?. H ? Ciirlw?. 'V*- !*?'? 4.Afei.'.- : >'",:',,:,l" . .ICO 0.7-18 I SR!.k?-,M.y :JjjJu.:, C?"?""^)V~%.? 9.74 O.S10 ' ' .; ?,.;::?? l-v:. HJJJB.V?!! :? ?? MIT'.. i.c:..n;-:i..'.M-. ' . i.ite 3SR* 1 - " ? '?' :,.T1 ?? 8so; ? If " S-' ?;r:> T.-J! ".-?'2 ";;;;;'!" ai, eapa.,^,...^... ???B>? ;,,,vv,?,,!i;!,u" AVi,,.,:?-..^?"?"??! ih:"1,;,i> ,,"(,m'u;:; I ,Vnin seven lo thirteen b;e. S ' i? extends ov,,. an a,,a;,o,er el'..!-:.. ?ba? it be drained . I. ?< He-- '?? i ?: .l'di i'H'l'V : thill ><i lilliei! "? i j - :vi, , which mux uc incurred ... o he - !..,,:.? M.aHuiaetmv ol coke a.v a* ..ltd, Kd ha.a.Mde tra,.siH.rlai.?n?..U..o:, j K,,led.,MMil be seen-'^'! ^.'r;r H i .504 S) 1.04 ..1S.S 4.74 100.000 i ?Ii, brow ?. ? . illW i.| IhmIi !. ,.# ..|<:it pun'} 1 . Ii.. t. ill he seen wnai wo ?<?"?" ?:. these fields have over any yet discovered I'nited Slates or elsewhere. , t below is a splint coaH feet thick, and ;., csinnci coal, both bv McCreath: l ciO.mhi. ilu coinlnistiblt' 58 a.v.1 :.7.->" 3.1*75 e lllii ?I UHJ9 n.T::s' .uiu IBOS ORES. ?h(. liusllvses below are otHhe follow^.g: ?o. d 3 ?? ,,.,| rossil ,,re two miles from Big ; Gap, No. Laliiuonite or brown ore six a w a v : 49.43S 0.015 47 8o0 0.197 21.011 ?.i:? ? J-. Jl..*.; n.l. followin? nc three samples of $cmer ores tributary to Big St.me V> matter ?'! fuel ??l he used by the nn furnace, and is found elsewhere iers, Ali ica. Hard Orts ItedOre. a .'. 1.^7 0.7J O.HO 0.80 7n :in 61.10 tiiiiiui iHjiliorus I run "?2.004 0.103 11.17 1.08 double ap, and Anpa only m Fire Ore. 14.1!.". 8.C3 0.007 4U.28 Vndthis hv another chemist of a brown hein iie. (dried' at JIJ deg. Farcnheit) six miles iphurus ilic iron. .4.45 .2.03 . ... 0.143 .55.62 '..o.co Lini""".truce. Suliitiui .none. Besides these there are also on railroads running here auotlter brown ore carrying from 17 to OU \'< i cent of iron, and .011) of phospho? rus; mangauiferoud iron ores, and in all prob? ability large de|h>sits <d' maugancse; a black liiiionile with from 5U tu .r'? per cent of iron (well suited for the pneumatic Basic process): a specular or red hematite (Bessemer) with 55 t.> ?b per cent of iron, while of the great Cranberry magnetic ore Prof. Procter, in his report, says: "Extending northeast and southwest through the western counties of North Carolina are I large deposits of the purest magnetic iron ores * known in this cottntn save in the bake Super? ior region. These ores, from a number ol samples averaged by myself and oflicers of the Tenth (Yn-!i> and others, analyze from ih per cent to 1)0 percent of iron, and are, in Mitchell and A she counties. North Carolina, remarkably free from phosphorous and sulphur. Recent developments along a lino of thirty miles in ex? tent prove the excessive nature ol these depos? its. The only point where these ores have as yet been reached by a railway is at Cranberry mine,in Miri'hcll county, North" Carolina. A few years ago the great mass of..orcnow uncovered at this point was hid b\ a thick covcriugof soil and decomposed gneiss, save onlv a few sur? face pit* Irom which a small forge was sup? plied with ore. Within the past lew years the lace of the hill has been uncovered, revealing an enormous mass of very pure magnetite to a heigth of 300 feet above the railw ay track. The engiueer in charge at the mines assured me that from diamoud-drill tests and the uncov? ered mass, lie had here piled up above the railwajy track over 20,000,900 tons of ore to be mined bj simply quarn iug in open cut; and 1 doubt if an ore of like excellence can be deliv? ered on cars ut less cost elsewhere in America. A furuacc test \\a> recently made on Virginia coke and the ruu of mine of Cranberry ore, and a pig produced containing .03 per cent of phos? phorus; ami from practical furnace tests and the aualyses of ore from many openings, it is demonstrated that the entire district contains iu abuudai cc tin ore suited to the manufacture ot Bessemer steel. This ore is nearer to coke (at Big Stone Cap) than is any other Bessemer steel ore known to me in America. From the Bessemer im es uf the lake region, the source of nearly all the steel now made in this country, to the nearest coke is about S00 miles: from the Bessemer ores of western North Carolina to the coke ill \\Vr stone Cap it is 100 miles, and between these two extremes are to be had the various ores above described. Beyond the bine Kidge in the Carolinas, are large deposits ol lugh-gi adc ores. A verv great development m the manufacture of ironand steel will follow up the completion of the roads connecting the cokiug coals and ores, in the reeion under dis cussiou. "A Scotch iron manufacturer of large expe? rience, who spent some months in examining the coals and ores in the district extending from southeastern Kentucky to western North Car? olina, estimates the cost of making a ton of pig iron at Big stone Cap ;it $7.86; and thinks that Uesscmer steel can be made at the same place at as low cost as in England. This estimate agrees with estimates made by practical iron arid steel manufacturers from Pennsylvania who have 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 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 thai 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 niar k< t?) and these ores will give return freight for the ears of coal and coke shipped from Big Stone Gap to those States." FACTS FOR MANUFACTURERS. The Virginia Coal k I rem Company agrees to furnish coke at the following prices: Furnace. Foundry. \i the ovens at Big Stone Gap.f2.00 $2.30 It is likely these prices will be reduced un? der competition, but take them as they areand compare them with uriccs at Connellsville. Cos! of coke lit Connellsville December, lsfK): I in nacc coke, Jf'i.l? per ton. Foundry coke, $2.45 Freight rates from Coniiclls- Cost at these points ville to Furnnce. Foundry Pittsburgh,.$0.70 fIJSa $3.15 Mnuoning Valley, ?.. 1.35 :i..vi :>.80 Cleveland,. 1.70 3i85 Ii troii. 2.:;.*? 4..r>o 4.so Ciaciiiitati,.2.05 4.so 5.10 Louitivlilv.:i.20 6.35 ?.G"? Chicago,.2.".*' 4.?o 5.20 sr. Ixmls,. 3.35 5.50 5.80 Baltimore,. 2.17 4.32 4.?2 livston,. 4.(M) 6.15 6.45 Total shipments from Conn il ?> Hie for weekonding Soveiulier 22, 1890,0,977 cars, distributed as follow s j .. Pittsburgh, 1,500 cars; to the West, 4,100 curs; to th ? East, 1,317 ears. Bessemer ore is costing at l'ittsburg ifT.?C? per ton, and non-Bessemer ore costs at Pifts bnrg from $-1.00 to $0.00 per ton. Non-Bessemer ore will cost at Big Stone Gap from $l.2.r> to $2.50 per ton, and the Bessernd ore from $.">.ih) to $3.50 per ton. Limestone will cost at least twice as much at l'ittsburg ns at Big Stone Gap. It is said that 700 tons of Pocahontas coke passi s '.vest through Bristol daily for furnaces in the Alabama and Chattanooga districts. This coke will cost from $3.75 to $4.50 per ton a t 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 a fiord a large profit to the maker. OPINION of two EXGLISU EXPERTS. Mr. John \V. Darby, of Wcxhain, Eng., and Mr. F. Monks, of Warrington, Eng., members of the British Iron k 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, lie inherits his aptness for thesein dustrics 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. 1 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 I have been greatly Put-prised 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? proaching it. What those of us who mean business wished to sec in America is just what 1 have seen to-day at Big Stone Gap; as line coke as I have ever seen in England, with iron ores ouly two miles away, ami 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-I . day are admirably adapted to the basic process. , Of course, your proximity to the magnetic ores at Cranberry is a great card in your favor, 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. 1 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 w ere 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 in) 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. TTlKGfXlA: In the Clerk's Olflcu of the Circuit Y Court of the County ol Wise on the 29th day of July, 1S91, in vacation. Fkascis Willis, pluimiiT, i m; uxst ? In Chancery. .1. C. Cm ixcb, ex. or. ei. ul. deffs) The object or tlii> suit is to enforce the vendor's lien retained in a deed from Francis Willis and wife to Win. I?. Jones, It. I?. Whitridgc and James W. Fox, dated Oct. 19th, 1889, upon a tract ol about 203? acres of land in Wise Comity. VS., some tine's called the W. F. Gibson tract, for the payment of llie bal? ance of purchase money, t"-\*ii: $110,50 with inter? est from June 1st, lss??. And an 'affidavit having been made and filed that the defendants J. C. Chance, ex. or. of Win. I). Jones, deceased, Catherine B. Jones, John M. Jones, Nancy E. Allen, J. G. Allen, W. J. Carmack, Samuel J. .lames, Benjamin D. Jones. Eula Jones, It. Jones, John Jones, K. 15. Whitrldgeand Jane s W. Fox, are uoi residents of the State r.f Vir? ginia, it is ordered that they do appear here, within to days after due publication hereof, and do what maybe necessary to protect their interest in this I suit. And i; is further ordered thai a copy hereof |>e published once a week for four weeks in the Btu Stoxk I'osr, and that a copy be posted at the from door of the court-house <>[ this county on the first day of the next term of the County Court. A copy?Texte.: J. E. LIPPS, Clerk. W. . . SiiKi.r.v, p. <j. By C. P. Adoixutox, 1?. c. 50-4?. VJ l Uti IN I A.?At rules held in the Clerk's Office ?f } the.Circuit Court of the Comity of Wise, on the .?;r>! day of August, 1891. Baxk "/ Biu Stoxk G.m*, ) PS. > In Chancery. K. M ig0fk1x, Ct (tl. j The object oT t!ii< suit i-. to enforce the vendor's lien retained in a certain deed from Wm. S. Mathews, Trustee to EhonczerfMagoffiii, dated February 10,1890, on two certain lots in the town of Big Stone Cap, Wise county, Virginia, to-wit, lots 7 and 8 of block 7.*?, as shown and designated on a map of Big Stone Cap on file in the office of the clerk of Wise County Court, marked and known as "Improvement Com? pany's Plat No. l," which said lots are parallelograms 33 by 132 feet each, lying on the West side of West 4th street, and thereby and by personal decree, against E. Magoffin, E. XI. liardln and W. s. Mathews, to en? force payment of a certain note made by E. Magoffin for $400.00, dated February 10, 1890, endorsed by K. V>. liardln and \Y. S. Mathews. And affidavit having been made that said E. Magoffin and K. C. Ballard Thruston, Trustee, and J. A. Tomlinson, of the de? fendants In this suit, are not residents of this State, the said K. Magoffin, the said Thruston, Trustee, and the said J. A. Toniliuson are required to appear w ith? in 15 days after due publication of this order in the Clerk's tMlice of said court, at rules to be holden therefor and do what Is necessary to protect I heir in? terest. And it is ordered that ncopy of this order be forthwith published once a week for four successive weeks In the Bio Stoxk Post, a newspaper published in 1% Stone Gap, in Wise Count*, Virginia, and be posted at the front door of the said court house"of s.d-1 county, on the first day of the next county court, for the said county after the date of this order. A copy? Trstc. J. E. LIPPS, Clerk. Btillitt & McDowell, p. ?j. 51-4t "iriBGINTA:?At rules held In the clerk's office of T the Circuit Court for the county of Wise an the 3rd day of August, 1891. Titui'STox, Trustee, ] / In Chaucery. II. A. W. Skkkx, f/?L ./ The object of this suit is to recover judgement againstU. A; W. Skeen, J. II. Yandiver ?ud A. J. Brown for the sum of $183.22 w ith interest from Jnly 27. 1889, until paid, and to enforce payment thereof by personal decree against said defendants and* by foreclosure of the lien reserved in a certain d?ed from Big Stone Cap Improvement Company and R. C? Bal lard tfirnston. Trustee, to H. A. W. Skeen, on lot 10, Block 3?, "Improvement Company'? Fiat No. 1," in the town of Big Stone (Jap, Virginia. And affidavit having been mad- thai J. II. Vandirer and A. J. Browiii parties defendant in the above styled cause ore non-resident* of this State, the said defendant* are required in appear w ithin fifteen days after due publication o| this order, in the clerk's office of our shIiI court, at ruie? to 1>- hohlen therefor, and do what is necessary to protect their interests. And it ordered that a copy of this order be forthwith pub lished'once a week, for four successive weeks, in the Bio Stoxk Post, a newspaper printed in tin- tow n of Big Stone Gap, in the county of Wise, and posted at the front door of the court house of paid county, on the first day'of the next County Court for the'said County after the date of this order; A copy? Tente. J. E. LIPPS, Clerk. Bnllitt k .McDowell,;*, q. n?l-4 V riRGISlA :?At rules held in the Clerk'? Office of tie-Circuit Court for tin' county of Wise on the 3rd, day or August, 1801. lllCRKTOX, Trustee,) r*. / In Chancery. Lafk Pakk, rf) The object of this suit is to enforce pavment of a note for |133.'32 executed by Ijife Parr to R. C. Bal lard Tiirnstoti, Trustee; and to ensure same by fore closure of the lien reserved in a deed from Big Stone Gap Improvement Company and It. C. Mallard Thnss fon, Trustee, to Lafe Barr, on lot I?, Block 44, "Im? provement 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-residents of tin-; State, the sr.id defendants are required to ap? pear w ithin fifteen days after doe publication of this order, in the clerk's office of our said court, at rules to )?? loil.li ti there f>>r. ami do what is necessary to protect their interests. And it is ordered that n copy of tbi? order be forthwith published once n week, for four successive weeks, in the Bin Stone Post, a news? paper printed in the town of Big Stone Gap, in the county of Wise, and posted at the from door of the court house of said county, on the first day of the next County Court for the said county after the date <>f tliis order. A copy?Teste: .1. E. Lirrs, Clerk. Bullitt & McDowell, />. q. n51-4t "IflRGINlA :?At rules held in the Clerk's Office V of the Circuit Court for the county of Wise on the 3rd day of August. 1892. TllKL'stox, Trustee, | vk. / In Chancery, T. K. IIaicvkv, rt at. ) The object of this suit i- to enforce paj'tnent of a note for .<2.'i::.:i3 by T. K. Harvey aud L. C. Harvey to R. C. P.allard Thru-ton. Trustee, with interest from June 13, 1888, and to foreclose the vendors lien re taincd by said Tlirustnn, Trustee, on lots Kami 10 of Block 10,?''Improvement Company's Plat No. 1," in the town of Big Stone Gap, Va., which said lota front on Wyondottc Avenue, in said town. And affidavit having Ihm u 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 fifteen days after due publication of this order, in the clerk's office id our said court, at rules to be holden there? for, and do what is necessary to protect Isis interests. Ami it is ordered that a copy >>f this order be forth? with published once u w eek, for four successive weeks in the Bio Stoxk Post, n newspaper printed in the town of Big Stone Gap, in the county "f Wise, and posted at the front door of the court house of said county, on the first day of the nexl County Court for the said countv after the date of this order. A copy?Teste: J. E. Liers, Clerk. Bullitt A McDowell, n. q. 51-4t \rlRGlXIA: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County of Wis. the 29th day of July, 1891, In vacation. P.. F. Ki.\e,in. Plaintiff,, AOAixsT } In Chancery N. T. BfSll, et. al. Defendant. The object of this suit is to recover of the defend? ants N. T. Bush and John Gilly by personal judgment tie-sum of fi.'ti.oti with Interest from the 8th day of March, 1890, Upon a note for said sum dated March 8th, 1890, due 0 months afterdate, executed by said Bush to said Gilly ami afterwards assigned to com? plainant, and for tin- satisfaction of same to enforce the vendor's lien retained in a deed from said Gilly to X. T. Bush, recorded in D. P. 10, page 302, Wise County, upon lot No.7of Block 71, Plat 1, of the (own of Pig Stone (lap, Virginia. Ai d an affidavit having been made and tiled that the defendants N.T. Push und P.C. Mallard Thru-ton are no: residents of the State of Virginia, it is ordered that tin y do appear here, within 15 days after due publication hereof, and do what may be necessary to protect their inter e t in this suit. And it is further ordered thai a copy hereof lie published once a week for four weeks in the Bus Stoxk Post, and that a copy lw> posted at the front door of the court house of this count}'on the first day of the next term ol the county Court. A copy?Teste: J. E. LI PI'S, Clerk. W. K. Submit,p.9. ByC. p. Adpixutox, D. f. 50-4t. J VIRGINIA: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County of Wise on the 22nd day of July, 1891, at rules. 0. F. Brx.v, plaintiff", ^ aoaixst < iii Chancery. B. E.TM.iu tt,et al, defn'ts ) The object of this suit is to recover the sum of $100 with interest. The debt mentioned in the bill ami to enforce the vendors lien on the lot in the hill and pro? ceedings mentioned and for other purposes mentioned in the hill. The lot mentioned is a certain lot lying in the town of Big Stone Cap, Va.. beginning at a slake opposite the corner of I. T. Taylor's fence on the other side of the street, rtience North 55 dog. 30 min. East 30 feet to another stake on the same street; thence North :!.". deg. :i<) min. West 47 feet to a stake; thence North* 03 deg. .'!() min. East 30 feet to a stake; thence North .v. deg. .'it) mill. West 47 feet to the beginning containing one-eighth (%! of an acre lie the same eversomuch more or less. Being the lot sold by C. I.. James to (). F. Munn and by 0. F. Munn to B. E. Talbutt who assumed payment of the deferred pay? ments. And an affidavit having been made and tiled that the defendants, B. K. Talhutt and Charles L. James are not residents of the State of Virginia, it is ordered that they do appear here, w ithin 15days after due publication hereof, and do what may he neces? sary 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 Bin Stoxk Post, and that a copy he posted at the front door of the court? house of- this county mi the lirst day of the next term of the County Court. A copy?Teste: J. E. LIPPS, Clerk. L. T111xr.it Maukv, )i q. 49-4t T7IBG1XIA: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit V Court of the County of Wise, on thc22ud day of July, 1891, at rules. T. P. Tun:?, et al, plaintiffs, ) voaixst ' / In Chancery. J. F. Van Obiibx, defendant. ; The object of this suit is to recover the sum of $300 with interest. The debt mentioned in tin bill and to enforce the vendors lien on the lot in the bill and pro? ceedings mentioned and for other purpose- mentioned in the bill. The lot mentioned is lot 9, Block 0, in Big Stone Cap, 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 ami tiled that the defendant J. F. Van Dorren 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 his interest in this suit. And it is further udered that a copy hereof be published once a week for four weeks in the Blfi Stoxk Post, and that a copy be posted nt 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, L. TfiiXBR Maiiiv, p. q. I'J-ix. Clerk. 17IRG1NIA:?At rules held in the Clerk'- Office V of the Circuit Court for the county of Wise, on the 3rd day of August, 1891. J. P. F. Mills, | VS. ' In Chancery. G. W. BORBUTS. J The object of this suit is to enforce payment of a certain note for $241.06 executed by (i. W. Roberts to .1. P). P. Mills, and to attach and sell the estate - aid (i. W. Roberts in Wise county, Va. Am! affidavit having been made that G. W. Roberts, the defendant herein is a non-resident of this State, the -aid 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 bo holden therefor, ami do what is necessary to protect his interests. And It is ordered that a copy of this order be forthw ith pub? lished once a week, for four successive weeks, in the Bin Stoxk Post, a newspaper jointed in the town of Big Stone Gap, in thecounty of Wise, ami posted at the front door of the court house of said county, on the lirst day of the next County Court for the said county after the date of this order. A copy?Teste: j. E. LlPPS, Clerk. Bullitt .t McDowell, p. 7. TTlRGIXIA:?In the Clerk's office of the Circuit Y Court of the County or Wise on the Gth day of August, 1891. In vacation. j. 1!. Oldiiam, Plaintiff, 1 WlLHKHL. SVCCUVI'"^ aud T. P. Lir.inrooT. Deft*.J The object of this suit is to collect from the de? fendants, the amount of a note for $1,010.07 and in? terest from May 30,1800 and to enforce a vendor's lieu on lots 0, 7, and 8 of Block L-7 of Improvement Company's Pl.it 1, in the town of- Big Stone Gap, Va., reserved*in a deed dated May 30,1S90 and recorded in Wise county Deed Book 20, page 357. And an affi? davit having been made and Hied that the defendant WUIkm- L. R?wt, M.C. Clay and T. I'. Light foot are not residents of the State of Virginia, it is ordered that they do oppear here, within 1"> 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 Stoxk Post, and that a copy lie posted at the front door of the court? house of this county on the first day of the next term of the Circuit Court. A copy?Teste: .1. E. LlPPS, Clerk. By'J. C Cabtrb, D. C. R. T. Ikvixe, p. q. n51-4t VIKCTX1A: At rules held in tbe Clerk's Office of tbe Circuit Court for Wise County on the .1rd day of August, 1891. Baxk or Bn; Sto.vk (Jap, i rn. \ ItiChawerv. F. A. Steattox. ft al. ) The object of this suit I* to enforce the payment of a certain negotiable note made by F. A. Stratton and VY. E. Harris, dated Jannary 1?. 1*1)1, psyable four months after date, w ith interest after maturity, for $1.5?0.?n, payable In Ibe Hank of Big Stone Gap, and subject to a credit of $250.00 as ?,f June 5th, 1801. and to ensure same by attachment on tb?? ground of non rcsldence, etc.. of the estate of said F. A. Strntton in Wise county. Virginia. And affidavit having I wen niadelhal F. A. Stratum, tlie defendant above mentioned, Is not a resident of this State, 111?- said defendant Is required to ajifw.tr within fifteen days after due publication of this nrd?r, in the Clerk's office of the said conrt, at rules to W hidden therefor, ami do what is necessary to protect his interests. And it is further ordered that a copy of this order Im* forthwith published once n week, for four successive weeks, In the Bin Sto.xk Post, a news paper printed in the town of Big Stone (Jap, In Wise County, Virginia, and lie posted at the front door of thi> court house of said county on the first day of the next County Court for tin- said county, after the date of this order. A copy? Tente J. E. LIPPS, Clerk*. Bnlliit & McDowell, p. q. n51-4t T7TBG1XIA : At Rules held in the Clerk's Office of V the Circuit Court for the County of Wise, on 3rd day of August. 1891. Tllur/sto.x, Trustee.* vtf. s In Chancery II. II. Cam:t>:t.i., et al.) Tin' object of this suit is to recover judgement against II. II. Campbell, W. B. Harris. 0. Frank. M. .1. Hessl?erg and Rcbcci a Summerflcld for $206.66 with interest from .lu!y 11.18S9, until paid, ami to enforce payment ilu-re..f Uy personal decree against said parties and by foreclosure of the lien reserved in a certain <;<-'??! from Big Stone flap Improvement Com? pany and It. C. Ballard Thmston, Trustee, to II. H. Campbell, on lot in. Block 36, "improvement Com? pany's I'l.it No. 1."" in town of Big Stone Gap, Vir? ginia, and a ffidavit having been made that II. II. Campbell, a party ilefemlant in the above styled cause is a non-resident of this State, the said defendant la required to appear within fifteen days after due pub? lication of this order, in the clerk's office of our said court, at rules to In- holden there for. and do what is necessary to protect his interests. And it Is ordered that a copy of this order be fotirtliwith publisbeil once a week, for four successive weeks, in the Bin Stokr 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 Courl for the said county af? ter tile date of thi< order. A copy? Tente. .1 E. LI 1*1*8, Clerk. Bri.i.itt A: McDown.i., p. q. n.r?1-4t Lund For Snip. 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 .1. M. Klkins against .1. II. Duff .V als.. and Charles Kerr, Trustee Ac . against .1. M. Kikins A 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 tiie first day of the August term of Wise County Court) between tbe hours of 12 and 1 o'clock p. in., at public auction to the highest bid? der ou the following terms, lowit, one-half of raid purchase money to he paid cash on the day of sale and the balance in twelve months from day of said sale, a certain tract of laud in Wise County, Virginia, with? in the corporate limits of Big Stone Gap, containing 02.IS acres, known as the J. M. F.lkins tract. Given under my hand this the 3rd day of Augnst? 1891. II. A. W. Skkk.x, Special Commissioner. In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the County of Wise: .1. M. Ei.ki.ns, rs..]. If. Di kk, et at. i and f In Chancery Chari.ks Kkkk, Trustee, rs. .1. M. Ei.ki.vs, i t (it*. I, J. E. Lipps, Clerk of the said court do certify that the bond required of the Special Commissioner by tin- decree rendered in said cause on the 12th day of May. 1891, has been duly given. Given under mv hand as (Merk of the said Court, this 29th .lay or Julv, 1891. 51-4 A copy?Teste: .1. F. Li res, Clerk. ?yiRGINIA: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit * Conn of the County of Wise oil the 22nd day of ./uly, 1891, at rules'. T. PiiKSTox Tituse, et al, plaintiff* j .\r..\i>:8t . In Chancery. W. A. II. Roiikiitso.x, et al,def'nts ) The object of tin- suit is to recover (amount of first deferred payments on the loti the sum of 41<5**i,f>G 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 mention? ed in the hill. The lot mentioned is that lot in the town of Big Stone Gap, Va., marked as lot 11, Block 3, on the Flat recorded In Wise County Clerk's office under the designation of [mbodcli Reservation, Pint "No. I, including tbe railroad and dummy line. And an affidavit having been made and tiled that the de? fendants, W. A. It. Robertson ami Thomas II. Walker are not residents of the State of Virginia, it Is order* cd that they do appear here, within l."> days after due publication hereof, and do what may 1m> 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 iij the Bin Stoxk Post, and that a copy l)l' p.. ted 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: ./. E. LIPPS, Clerk. L. 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