nd in nitrous earth, and in many of them nitre has been made in large quantities.
If crude sulphate cannot be obtained in sufficient quantity in our cities, the sulphurets of copper and iron in East Tennessee can furnish an unlimited supply.
Our willow, linwood and other trees can furnish the best charcoal.
In this connection we will state that an enterprise has already been set on foot, having in view the production of gunpowder material.
Messrs. G. W. Rice, John F. Anderson and John D. Borin, have leased the celebrated Sauta Cave in Jackson county, Alabama, and are making extensive preparations for the production of nitre on a large scale.
It is also the intention of these gentlemen to extend their operations to include the manufacture of powder.
This enterprise we regard as judicious, patriotic, and we doubt not will prove highly remunerative.
The powder mill near Nashville is in vigorous operation, and we expect to hear of many similar establishments springing up ma