The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) Jan. 13, 1899
''-, n,ler. president of the Ret-sof Mining Company, of Uvonia, New York state, and wealthy inventor of New York city, who recently pure-based tbe Avery salt mines. In Iberia partoh. at one sweep, arrived In the city yesterday In his private car over the Louisville and Nashville, In the party accompanying Mr. Fuller were: M. iM. fielding and wife, M. M. Be.dlng, Jr.. H. D. Fuller. C. R.-. Judge and Mrs. W. B. Putney, all of New lork. The party lunched at the St. Charles, and lu the evening ibe Fuller car was hauled out on the regular California train. Mr. Fuller say 150, 000 capital will be invested in improvements at the Avery urines at ence. The old shaft has been practically abandoned, and new sbafts are being sunk as. rapidly as possible. "Mr. Fuller Is going to make a salt mine of the Avery plant." sa'ld Mr. Scott, speaking for the party. "The development of -the place will be crowded as fast as possible. Tbe tfaaft at Retsof mines 4s 1400 feet In depth." The party will return to the St. Charles on "Sunday, and while the gentlemen are out in the-salt .region Mrs. Belding and Mrs. Putney will remain In tbe city, tbe guests of the tit. Charles.