The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) Sept. 5, 1881
New Iberia wants a branch road to - Abbeville Abbeville Abbeville by way of the Petite Anse Salt Mine, now teat Jeanerette is to - have railway communication with Cyprtmort. Cattle in Avoyelles are suffering ior want of water. The outlook In Grant parish Is not very cheering, according to the Chronicle: Ho rain for six weeks, vegetation parched and dry Ik g np, air full of smoke and cinders, cisterns nearly all empty, no boats, no ice, no money. This is the cheerful outlook in Colfax, and court week nearly here. The Ioervllle Smear Bowl ray a : It appears appears from the report of the recent census bureau that five States and one Territory produce salt from inland lakes or natural deposits. The total production is 944. ism buebels.of which Louisiana produces 312,00. or nearly one - third, and has but one establishment, establishment, which is known as the American Salt Mines Company, situated in our parish, parish, on Avery 's Island, and has a capital o! $260,000, employs fortj - lve hands on ao aveisge, who are engaged in miainsr aud grinding rock salt, and are paid til ooo annually. annually. The vain of the annual production production of tola establishment is 5,t60. Tttere are fifteen Sutes and Territories engage in manufacturing salt, and Louisiana rnn8 tenth as to the value of its product! n seventh ss to the amount of capital empi r - ed, and ninth as the number of bushels p - o duced and amount of wages paid.