Another powder Mill.
--Another enterprise, we learn, is on foot, to erect an extensive powder mill on the banks of the St. Catharine
, a few miles from Natchez
A capitalist of large wealth, honored name and indomitable energy, has been found, who will forthwith put the establishment in movement; and although it will cost money to establish it, it cannot fail to make tenfold returns to such a patriotic home enterprise.
It is ascertained that we have two or three old powder-makers in our population; at least twelve thousand pounds of nitre are at our command, and the outlet swamps of the St. Catharine
, Second Creek
and Homochitto have inexhaustible supplies of willow, from which wood the charcoal for powder is made.--Natchez Free Trader.