--A meeting was held in Caswell county, N. C.
, on the 1st instant, at which Col. Bedford Brown
presided, and N. M. Roan
acted as Secretary
The object of the meeting was briefly and lucidly explained, which was to consider the important interests of the county of Caswell
in the construction of a railroad from the company shops on the Central Railroad, via Yanceyville
, to Barksdale's Depot. Col. Brown
explained the great advantages of this road.
Mr. Thomas McGehee Smith
, of Milton
, was called on, who entertained the meeting by a very admirable and practical speech, setting forth the great advantages of this route over every other, connecting the various sections of the country.
Brief remarks were made by Mr. Wm. Russell
, Richard J. Smith
, Walter J. Jones
, and others, warmly approving the enterprise.
On motion, the meeting adjourned to meet on Tuesday of April Caswell County Court, and that the friends of the road, in and out of the State
, be invited to attend on that occasion.