The Salt Speculation.
--The editor of the Statesville (N. C.) Express
has taken pains to inform the public as to the chances of getting salt at the Virginia Salt Works
; and has learned that the price of salt has heretofore been 50 cents per bushel of fifty pounds, but that it will hereafter be a little higher — say, 60 cents.
The works are situated eighteen miles N. E. of Abingdon
, and one hundred miles from Statesville
At the price, it seems to us that the people in all that section of North Carolina
can supply themselves much cheaper by wagoning from the salt works than by paying from five to seven dollars a sack for Liverpool
salt in the lower part of North Carolina
Indeed, we are not sure that it might not be brought there at a profit.
It is stated to be in any desired quantity.
More About Salt.
--We are gratified to announce that the day for salt monopolists and extortionists is over.
The Norfolk Day Book
We are happy to state that this article is being manufactured among us, and large supplies will soon be placed in the markets.--We have examined articles of this homemade salt, and find it exceeds in strength the articles heretofore used by us.
We are always glad to record instances of enterprise on the part of our people, as they indicate a disposition to employ the many resources which have been bestowed upon us, and which were designed to make us a free and independent people.
Let other sources of supply be opened up, and let the monopolists keep their salt.
Give us reports of all efforts actually commenced.
No Lack of Salt.
--The Iredell (N. C.) Express
, residing near Bethony, Iredell county
, in company with seven wagons, returned from the Salt Works
, near Abingdon, Va.
, last Saturday, heavily freighted with salt of the best quality, which was purchased at fifty cents per bushel.
says the works are turning out 5,000 bushels a day, and the article can be had by the 20,000 bushels a day. This, indeed, is good news.
But let salt likewise be made at Wilmington