The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) Oct. 27, 1881

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The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) Oct. 27, 1881 - Work at the Bait Mines, We are glad to learn...
Work at the Bait Mines, We are glad to learn that work lspt- ? resting satisfactorily at Petite Anae 8 it aland, and that' the leasees, the Amerlt 11 Bait Company, are mining from 1000 to 11 0 sacks of salt daily, moiuaing toe crush! g and sacking. At present they bave eve. r facility for handling it that eau be r. -talned so long as tney are obliged to sl 0 by water that is, a railway transport t from the mines to the bayou, about a m'e distant, where it la loaded In boats ; b it they are earnestly hoping tbe day Is 1 t far distant when tbey will nave the advantage of shipping by rail to New Iberia, wbn loaded oars can be sent direct from t te mines to any part of the United Btab-4. Why bas not an effort been made to build a branch railroad from here to Abbeville. -y way of the salt mines 1 We believe the Morgan Railroad Company are willing to build as far as the island, but exact more than Messrs. Avery or tbe Salt Company are willing to grant. Let this be the people' $ ro , and by Its eons traction develop the mines to such sn extent that a largenumber of people will be employed there, whose trade w ll Scatty help New Iberia. Then, by extend-g it to Abbeville, it will develop all that region west of us, so admlaably adapted to rice culture, and the road win become a paying institution at onoe. Let the oltiseaa of New Iberia arouse themselves, and show that tbey will not alt down quietly and sea other towns build railroads and become prosperous without making an effort in tbe same direction. The scheme la perfect lv feasible, and If but star ed all will be aatoc- lsoed to see now popular is will oeootna loeria Sugar BowL

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