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lf of it put into our Eastern markets would bring the prices of sugar down to reasonable rates. There are said to be a hundred thousand bushels of salt on the line of the Virginia and Tennessee railroad, and the capacity of the Satines of Smyth county is equal to the manufacture of ten thousand bushels a week. Yet salt cannot be had in Richmond for less than six or seven dollars a sack. It is said that the Danville railroad company has proffered to send its trains — cars engines, and all — to the Smyth county Salines for the salt, if the South-Side and Virginia and Tennessee companies will permit but has yet succeeded in bringing down only a single train loaded with the much-desired article. We hope the Danville company will be importunate in this matter and persist in these proffers. The people have too much at stake in this matter for such a proposition to fail. In regard to the great quantities of sugar and salt awaiting transportation, it is said that powerful com
s, as well as four thousand bushels of New Orleans salt. Whether this action of the railroad will relieve the market and put the price down to reasonable figures, will depend upon the success of speculators in getting control of it, and holding it in quantitities to make it scarce during the packing season. In order to prevent this sharp practice of the speculators, it might be well for individuals, or clubs of individuals, to send orders direct to the manufacturers at Saltville, Smythe county, Va., accompanied by checks on any of the banks of Richmond, Petersburg, Lynchburg, or Norfolk, for the purchase money. The name of the manufacturing firm is Buchanan, Stuart & Co. We believe the price at Saltville is seventy-five cents a bushel, together with the cost of the barrel or sack it may be shipped in, which is added. This firm itself holds a monopoly of the business, and have put their price too high; the usual price at the Salines having heretofore been fifty cents. We bel
ants, his fine sword, which he seldom wore, had been left at his late headquarters. To get it was a question of intense importance to him and his friends, for I verily believe he would as soon lose his life as his sword should have fallen into the hands of the despised foe. Day had just dawned — our troops were all across the river — it was a full mile and a half to our deserted breastworks, and to return to them was certainly a most perilous undertaking. The Rev. J. J. McMamon, of Smythe county, chaplain in the 45th regiment, happened to be the only person by the General at the moment the loss was discovered, and without a moment's hesitation he heroically volunteered to return for the left prize. He trudged the whole distance on foot, passed through our encampment to the point where the General's headquarters had been, directly at the breastworks, and in full view of the enemy's position, obtained the sword, and returned with it to the river, just as the bridge was thrown dow
ear apprehensions expressed for the safety of General Zollicoffer, at Cumberland Gap. The object of the enemy in pushing forward these columns is probably threefold. The chief purpose, doubtless, is to bring into its own support the large disaffected element of the population in East Tennessee, which have been corrupted by the clamor of Andy Johnson, Maynard, Brownlow, and Trigg. The next object of the enemy is, probably, to get possession of the salt- works in the Western corner of Smyth co., where half a million of bushels of salt a year are now manufactured. And last, but not least, the enemy aims at the possession of a portion of the Virginia and Tennessee railroad, so as to cut our direct communication, from the Seat of Government, with Nashville, Memphis, and our armies in Western Kentucky. The clandestine burning of bridges, at a concerted period, in Eastern Tennessee; proves the enemy's designs upon this important highway of transportation and travel. It is very
shall be the duty of the Governor, upon ascertaining said fact, to seize said property and dispose of it as hereinafter directed, and pay the proceeds of such sale to the said holder, deducting therefrom all costs and charges attending the sale thereof. 3. That the Governor is hereby authorized whenever in his opinion the public interests require it, to take into his possession and under his control, all the salt hereafter manufactured at the salt works, in the counties of Washington and Smyth, or so much thereof as shall be necessary to protect the public interests, for which he is authorized to pay to the manufacturers 75 cents per bushel at said salt works, that being the price for which it is now selling. 4. That the property seized or purchased by the Governor under this ordinance shall be by him distributed at such points as he shall deem best, and sold for cash to consumers only, by agents appointed by him.--The salt purchased at the said salt works to be sold at such p
Salt. --We have before us a correspondence for which we have not room, between Mr. L. E. Harvie, President of the Danville Railroad, and Mr. F. J. Sampson, freight agent of the road, and Messrs. Stuart, Buchanan & Co., manufacturers of salt at the Preston and King's Salt Works in Washington and Smyth counties. Mr. Harvie, from a desire to afford every facility to the public to procure salt from these works, arranged with the Virginia and Tennessee and South Side Railroads to send cars from his road over their's, to and fro, to convey salt. One train, under this arrangement, had brought a load to Richmond. Mr. Harvie then offered to any other person in Richmond the use of the cars for this purpose. No one accepting the offer, he sent off the cars, accompanied by Mr. Sampson, with a check and letter of credit to the company of salt manufacturers, for the purpose of procuring a supply of salt for Amelia and adjoining counties. Mr. Sampson arrived in due time and made an explanat
hich was formed out of parts of the counties of Tazewell and Wyoming. Referred. Passage of the bill Relative to Negro convicts. The House then passed the bill presented by Mr.Anderson, providing for the hiring of negro convicts to the manufacturers of iron, when engaged in casting war material for the Confederacy and State. The bill was sent to the Senate. Resolutions of inquiry. The following resolutions of inquiry were referred to the appropriate committees: By Mr. Spady, of Alleviating the taxation upon the invaded but loyal counties of the Commonwealth; by Mr. Kaufman, of extending the Railroad from Winchester to Strasburg; by Mr. Grattan, of Amending acts concerning impressments by military authority; by Mr. Lynn, or connecting the Richmond, Petersburg and Fredericksburg Railroads with the Manassas Gap Railroad; by Mr. Baskerville, of hiring the Salt Works, in Smyth and Washington counties, for the use of the State. On motion, the House then adjourned.
Wanted — negroes.-- --We wish to hire a number of good field hands, For the Salt Works in Smyth co., Va., Liberal prices paid. Apply at once to Spotts -- Harvey, No. 29, 14th., Richmond. de 5--4t
Wanted --Negroes.--We wish to hire a number of good field Hands, For the Salt Works in Smyth co., Va. Liberal prices paid. Apply at once to Spotts & Harvey, No. 29, 14th st., Richmond. de 5--4t
stores in batteaux from some point at or near the central depot on the Virginia and Tennessee railroad, to the mouth of Greenbrier river, and what time it will take to complete the work with an appropriation of $30,000 at this session of the Legislature. Which was adopted. Mr. Gordon, from the Special Committee, reported a bill to amend the charter of Fredericksburg. Mr. Baskerville reported a bill authorizing the Governor to cause the salt works in the counties of Washington and Smyth to distribute 100,000 bushels of salt to necessitous persons upon their paying the cost thereof. The bill to improve the navigation of New River was read the third time. Mr. Wilson, of Isle of Wight, offered the following Ryder: Provided, that this act shall not be in force or take effect until the President and Directors of the New River Navigation Company shall have transferred, and authority is hereby given them to transfer, to the Board of Public Works, without compensat
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