--The Lynchburg Republican
, of the 18th, after announcing that it has information which leads them to believe that the Convention
now in session in this city will shortly pass an ordinance empowering the Government
to seize all the salt in the State
and have it retailed to those who need it at a fixed and reasonable price, winds up with the following just remarks.
Really, the exorbitant demands made by the holders of most all articles in the housekeeper's line is becoming an intolerable oppression, and some steps should be taken to put them down.
Well may the speculators of Lynchburg
and other places, who have put this necessary article up to $20 per sack, exclaim, "Othello's occupation's gone." We'll see now if some of them haven't got more than one sack left" By-the-way, that
same sack must be like Wy-man's magic bottle, the more you take out, the fuller it gets, for, to our certain knowledge, there is a house in Lynchburg
which has been constantly selling from one sack for three weeks, and yet has one more left," that is provided you've got two X's to pay for it. When the Convention
passes the proposed ordinance, it is to be hoped "that" sack will get empty.