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BEMTIME3L. VOL. XXX. WINSTON, N. C, JUNE 3, 1886. NO. 22. ROANOKE SOUTHERN RAIL ROAD. REPORT OF COMMITTEE NEXT MY THE CHAMBER OF COJ1MEKCE of WIN STON ANI SAI.K3T to ROANOKE CITY APRIL lOtli, SOtta 4& 21st. ran of tbs MssriNB held AT EOUOn SECOND DIVISION OF THE ROANOKE SOUTHERN FROM THE VIRGINIA LINE VIA WINSTON AND SALEM TO MOCKSVILLE, N. C. $300,000 TO BE RAISED ALONG THE LINU. WORK TO COMMENCE THIS TEAR. THE ROAD TO FORK AT OR NEAR MOCKSVILLE ONE LINE TO GO TO ATLANTA VIA LINCOLNTON AND SPARTANBURG, THE OTHER TO GO TO AUGUSTA, VIA CHARLOTTE. Business Men at the Head of the En- terprise. Kecommendaiions of the M Eoai Committer ACTION OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. COMMITTEE ON PRIVATE SUBSCRIPTION. COMMITTEE ON CHAR TER. COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION AND CORPORATE SUB SCRIPTION. To the Railroad Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Winston and Salem. N. C. : Gextlejien : The special commit tee appointed by the Chamber to go to Roanoke on the 19th of April, 1886 have instructed our Chairman to make the following report to you for your consideration, and ask that yoa present it to the Chamber m ith such re commendations as you deem proper. II. W. Fries, F. II. Fries and C. H. Fogle, of Salem, J. E. Gilmer, R. J. Reynolds, V. L. Brown, T. J. Brown J. C. Buxton and Geo. W. Hinshaw were at Roanoke the 19th, 20th and 21st of April, and participated in all the meetings, the minutes of which as coulained in the Roanoke Leader are hereto attached as part of report, although not as accurate as they should bo they will serve to show the interest manifested. MEETING AT ROANOKE. "Early on Monday last, representa tives from North and South Carolina, began to arrive here to attend the meeting to be held on Tuesday, the 20th, to perfect the organization of the Roanoke and Southern railroad com pany, and by the last train Monday evening some fifty more came, and took quarters at Hotel Roanoke. The following is list of those in at tendance upon the meeting : Calvin J. Cowles, Wilkesboro, N..C ; O. C. Colo and F. M. Farr. Union, 8. C; Jos. Walker, E. H. Bobo, D R. Duncan, Geo. 11. Dean and S. Wilson, Spartanburg, S. C; W. A. Graham. Lincolnton, N. C; H. C. Lester, J. G. Penn, J. R. Brown, Dr. J. AI. Smith, G. P. Kearfoot. C. A. Hamilton, A. D. Stultz, B..A. Rives, L. S. Thomas, 'Ed itor of Herald). John D. Spencer, P. P. Watson, J. S. Redd and John W. Gar ter, Martinsville, Va.; Geo. W. Hin shaw, B. J. Reynolds, T. J. Brown, Dr. W. Ii. Brown. Capt. J. E. Gilmer and Won. J. C Boston, Winston, N. C; H. W. Fries, F. H. Fries C. H. Fogle, Sa lem, N. C; T. B. Bailey and J. A. Kel ly, Mock8Ville, N. C ;Jobn Wilkes, J. W. WeddiogtoD, J' H. MoAdcn, Clias. Ii. Jones, H. G. Eecles and R. M. Oute, Charlotte, N. C.;LeRoy Springs, Dr. B F. Miller and A. W. Heath, Lancaster, S. C; A. Leazar and J. R. McLelland. Mooresville, N. C; F. J. Stone. Stoneville, N. C. ; J. M. Gallo way, Madison, N. C. ; G. F. Sbephard, Statesville, N. C.; W. L. Maudlin, T. V. Gower. T. E. Markley, W. A. Bar lon and M. F. Ansel, Greenville, S. C; John J. Mott and M. M. Johuston, Statesville, N. C. ; Wm, Morris and A. 11. Foster, Union, S. C; Hon. Thos. D. Johnston, Sam'l Mc'D. Tate, H. S. Goes nd T.'L. Tborp, N. C; E. R. Wallace and Richmond Pearson. Ashe- ville.N. C.;E. Bolnar and J. Watkius, Spartanburg, S. C; W. D. Trantliam, Camden, S. C. Those from Martinsville were sub scribers and representatives of sub scribers to the capital stock of the company, the others came in behalf of the different localities they repre sented, to offer inducements for the extension of the road beyond the Vir ginia line. The visitors were taken in charge by the following committee, appoint ed for that purpose on naay nignt Capt. M. M. Rogers, Chairman, Col, John E. Penn, D. H. Matson, J. S. Simmons, Col. Thos. Lewis, Thos. W. Miller, Wm. Welch, Thos. Engleby, John C. Moomaw, Lucian H. Cocke, Jos. A. Gale and Rush U. Derr. The visitors were shown around the . city. and by special permission obtained, bv the Chairman of the Committee were granted the liberty of inspect ing the Machine Works without the permits usually required of all not employed there. The meeting for organization, hav ing been called, by notice duly pub lished in the. Jjeaaer, at s o ciock, p, in., it was determined to hold a spe cial meeting at 2 o'clock in the after noon, for the purpose of bearing- the views and offers of the visiting dele gations from North and Sooth Caro Una. : In : accordance with this ar rangement, a meeting was held in the skating rink, at which about 1,000 were present. Mr. E. II. Stewart called the meet ing to order, and explained the ob ject. Senator II. S. Trout nominated lir. John C. Uoomaw as Chairman, who was unanimously elected, and Mr. Thomas W. Miller chosen Sec retary. Mr. Moomaw, in taking the Chair, gave a brief, but comprehensive nar rative of the inception and conduct of this railroad scheme, and the work which had been done toward estab lishing a trunk line to Atlanta, Ga., free from any embarrassments of rival corporations, and he felt proud of the results of his labors, as evi denced by the splendid delegations here present interested in this pro posed road, and predicted the early construction of the road. He then invited those present representing lo calities in North and South Carolina, to present their views and wishes to the meeting. HENRY COUNTY - - being called, Capt. J. S. Redd, re sponded, welcoming the gentlemen from the two Carolinas, and paying handsome tributes to those States. He desired to hear from them, and consult and compare upon this great subject. The people of Henry knew what it was to be without railway fa cilities, or railway competition. Mar tinsville, scarcely known a few years ago, had learned how to act for them selves, and had gotten a narrow guage railroad, but that was not sufficient for her growing needs and business progress. She had grown from about 200 to nearly 3,500 population in about three years, and now wanted further facilities, and they looked to the Roanoke and Southern to give them just what they needed. They were tired of the monopoly of the Riphmond and Danvhle system. They had tobacco, timber, &c, which they wished to exchange for coal, iron, hay, flour, &c, and they wanted an outlet North and 'South. Thev meant to put their shoulders to the wheel, and if Roanoke would help them, would build the road. They would build the road themselves through Henry county, and then the others would be compelled to join on at either end, both the county and city were ready to vote their pro rata amount for the construction of , this line. He humorously referred to him self and Mr. Lester, as being able, fi nancially, to build the road through Henry, but explained that he expect ed to borrow his part from Mr. Lester. Dr. Jas. M. .Smith, of Martinsville, said they werej here to learn what was wanted, and they would do it. Mar tinsville " would vote $50,000, and Henry county $100,000, and he had the assurance of Mr. Lester, that the bonds would be taken at a par, a sub scription to the narrow gauge might also be utilized." Mr. II. C. Lester, of 3IARTINSVILLE, said they were going to try and build the Roanoke & Southern, but had nothing to do with other roads, Mr. F. J. Stone, of STONEVILLE, N. C, said he represented a people hungry for railway facilities, and they took great interest in this enterprise, and were more in favor of it than any ev er offered them. Stoneville was six miles south of the Virginia line, and they stood with open hands and hearts to receive the R. & S. It was the grandest enterprise yet put in mo tion, and, in ten years it would be a double track. They had to buy hay, flour &c, which came off the Shenandoah Val ley line, and hay sold with them at $1,75 per 100 lbs. They had tobac co to ship. They could and would vote $15,000 to the road. Private subscription naa been pledged in a recentmeeting,to $5,000 and when the road reached the North Carolina line, they could , raise $25,00 or $30,000. Mr. Galloway, his colleage, had been delayed in Danville and hjid author ized him to say that Madison town ship would raise as much, and Maj. Galloway would contribute liberally himself. Mr. Stone gave accurate description of the topography of the route and showed its advantages. Hon. J. C. Buxton, of WINSTON, n. c, next spoke; he complimented Roan oke, and said his people desired connection with so progressive a city, and so fertile a country. Winston is the most progressive city in North Carolina. It is not over ninety miles to Winston by tne proposed Roanoke & Southern, but to reach here they had to travel 210 miles, by circuit ous routes. Winston and Salem con stitute practicaly one town, the same main street answering for both. Win ston has between 6,000 and 7,000 population, ana Salem . has about 3.000, and they have only one rail road, the Richmond & Danville, but in spite of high freights and railroad discrimination, they had grown to present proportions. His people weree determined to have another railroad, the Roanoke & Southern was the line nature had designed. Their Chamber of Commerce had sent this delegation here, not empty handed but ready to show their faith by putting their shoulders to the wheel and their hands in their pock ets and pull out the money. Wins ton and Salem are out of debt. They would give the road bed, graded through the county, 86 miles, and the public subscription would reach $150,000, with private subscription to be added, which would build the road through the county. They had thirty two tobacco factories employ ing 3000 hands, one of the largest cotton mills in the - State, woollen mills, planing mills, iron works, etc., and shipped last year 30,000,000 lbs of freight, 1,000,000 pounds of to bacco shipped annually to Danville, Richmond, and elsewhere, these were some inducements in the way of bus iness they could offer. He regarded this meeting as a protest against the management of the Richmond and Danville railroad in North and South Carolina. The Roanoke & Southern would also bass through the coal fields of Stokes county. A branch line now spoken of, from Walnut Cove to. Dan- bury, would give connection with the iron ores. Mr. F. H. Fries, from - SALEM, N. C, .'. fully endorsed all that Mr. Buxton said, and emphasized ; the fact . that the road would cut through the bitu minous and anthracite coal beds of Stokes county, that the county was rich in freight for the road. Mr. T, B. Bailey, of Davie county answered the call for MOCKSVILLE, and said the county 'was an agricul tural one. They were twenty miles from railroads, in the forks of the two Yadkin rivers, raised 1,000,000 pounds of tobacco, yearly. A road bed had been partialy graded through the county and $50,000 voted to it, but it had not been utilized as yet, and could be turned over to the R. & S., and anything else needed to bring the road would be forthcoming. In the southern portion of the coun ty were immense deposits of magnet ic iron ore. Mr. A. Leazar spoke for MOOTVILLE. A scheme to bin. . i narrow guage road to Winston hai been attempted and the road partly built, but when the Baltimore and Chio was expect ed to come through they organized the North Carolina Central, made the survey, provided the road bed and had spent $100,000 on it. The R. & D. defeated the enterprise and now they offered this work and money to the Roanoke & Southern. They han dled 5,000 bales of cotton yearly with a discrimination against them by the Richmond and Danville of ten cents per bale. If they had railroad facil ities they could handle 12,000 bales. He wanted the Roanoke and South ern as a relief from oppressive exac tions of the Richmond & Danville. when the Roanoke & Southern came to Mocksville they would give them a charter and the money to build to Mooresville. Maj. Graham of LINCOLNTON, N. C, next addressed the meeting. He-rep resented a fine agricultural country and his town had cotton mills, steam mills, grist mill and was the depot for a large and prosperous area of country, fine body iron ore ten miles in extent and for which remarkable to say no limestone was needed for fluxing, and no whore else was this the case on this continent. They had also a marble vein one and one half miles wide, also lime. The Lobdell Cai- Wheel company used their iron and it was also used in plows, chains, cables etc., and it had been pronounced by experts the best in the country. Guns were also made of it which were much sought for. The first cotton factory south of the Potomac was built there. They had- also an agricultural implement factory. A line for the North Caro lina Midland had been survbved there and found easy grades and no bridges. Shelby and Lincoln coun ty would give $80,000 which would grade the road through Lincolnton and Cleveland. Mr. J. C. Moomaw here read the following letter from R. B. Miller, of Shelby. SHEr.Br, N, J., April 19ch, 18s5. Col Moomaw, Roanoke, Va. Dear Sib: Enclosed you will find the proceedings of the railroad meeting held here in the interest of the Roanoke acd Southern railroad. Cleveland conn ty has voted recently a b'ubscriution of $50,000 to the Sontbern and Western Air Air Line, which can be truus'errtd to any other compiny after Febmarv 28th. 1887, that will construct a road through tba Northern part of the coun ty lo this place. This amount can and will be trans; erred to the Roanoke and Southern if not used by the other char ter, which 14 not piobable. We have voted to the North Carolina Midland $25,000, which is good for that charter if buiit. However, at any event, Cleve land county will subscribe $30,000 for tbis extension of the Roanoke and Southern railroad, provided it is con structed through the county. we wouri do gun lor you to prebent mese iacis to. tue itoauoke railroad meeting ou the 20th inst Very R spectfully, Ii. H. Mi ll.br, Chm'n. SPARTANBURG, SOUTII CAROLINA beir.g next Mr. D. R. Duncan, of that city, took the floor. He said that tbey had heard of this fair young lady aiiss ltoanoKe, now scarcely out of her teens and while she had doubtless many suitors they had come- to so licit her hand. Spartanburg county was the second in wealth in Sonth Carolina, third or fourth in popula tion and first in railroads. They had expended $375,000 in railroads and had paid off $150,000 of it all within the last fifteen years. We should or ganize in Virginia, North and South Carolina and then consolidate and the money would be ready. In going through the immense shops here he had been more forcibly impressed than ever with the conviction that the law which controls the country is the Jaw oi tne locomotive engine. Wher ever men cultivated the earth or man ufactured the products the locomotive would come to take it to the markets, no iratter how inaccessible the place. The geaius of the engineer and the energy of the Anglo Saxon race over came alt difficulties. Let the engineer set out with his Jacob's staff and lay out the line and Spartanburg would come forward and do her duty. She never said sue would vote a subscrip tion and did not do it. If Spartan burg did not prove the line they did ask the Roanoke and Southern to come there and they would await the resclt of the investigation Nvith all confidence. There was an indepen dent line from Spartanburg to Augus ta, thence to Atlanta and also to Sa vanna, Port Royal and elsewhere.! Just let Spartanburg know what is wanted and they will do it. Mr. Bobo of Spartanburg followed next. Spar tanburg had increased 15,000 in pop ulation in ten years and next to Charleston the wealthiest city in the State, all owing to the building, of railroads. In 1870 had to work to get a subscription voted to a railroad, but since then so great were the ben efits that there had been no trouble to vote any railroad subscription asked for. The products were cotton and cereals, value of farm product -outside of cotton, was about $2,000 000 in 1880 aad the value of cotton products $,000,000. 20,000 bales shipped in 1880 according to census; a subscription of $50,000 voted to a road not yet built could be tarne I over to the Roanoke & Southern an I more added if necessary. : At Spar tanburg were railroad connections with Greenville, Columbia, Charles ton, Augusta, Atlanta,. &c, and by way of Laurens with, Port Royal and Savannah. Hon. Thos. D. Johnson, member of Congress from ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, Advocated a line by the Cranberry Iron Ore beds and described the a 1 vantages of that line. Asheville bal grown from 2,700 in . 1870 to about 8,000 population in 1880, $800,000 worth of real estate bought and sold in one month. They had large to bacco manufacturies and were-an en terprising and business people. They wanted tho road and would meet any demands made upon them. Had good connecting lines. Dr. McAden advocated the claims of CHARLOTTE as a point on this road, from Mooresville. to Charlotte, -tweuty-six miles, was a level country easy to build railroads; that Charlotte had ample connecting lines East, West and South. Engineers estimated that the road could be graded for $1,000 per mile. No streams to bridge; they handled 60,000,000 pounds of freight per year. Five railroads center there and taxation was less than before the road. were built. They want competion and re lief from monopoly all roads there be ing under control of the Richmond & Danville system. A meeting of citi zens had unanimously resolved to give $200,000 for the Roanoke & Southern and the bonds would be above par. Mecklenburg county had 45,000 population and the wealthiest and best paying railroad county in the South. Mr. R. M. Oates also spoke for Charlotte and said that county would give $100,000, city $100,000 and $50,000 by private sub scription making $250,000 for the Roanoke & Southern if it came to Charlotte, but they did not want any traffic arrangement or any other kind arrangement with the Richmond and Danville. Mr. Jones, of Charlotte, said the main point was to get out of the hands of the Richmond and Danville. The greatest man was the one who controlled the railroad transportation. They paid one and a quarter millions per year in freights, and had sub scribed nearly a million dollars to railroads. It would take fifteen mil lion dollars to put the line where the Hon. Mr. Johnson proposed to take it; it would cost more than -Mr. John- could get out of the Federal treasury. He had hoped the Baltimore and Ohio would have representative he.e and indicate a disposition to take hold of this road. Mr. Weddington, of Char lotte, said that they would give plen ty of business to the road if it came there. Mr. John C. Moomaw stated that he had a conversation with Mr. Moore recentlv and was told that tne Balti more and Ohio had its hands full just now with its New York road, but that in 1887 it would take up it3 Southern line and the Roanoke & boutbem was the line of road that met their ap proval. Mr. Moore advised that the scheme be pushed and he would send an engineer if desired. Mr. M. then read the following letters. Valley Railroad Companit. Office of the President, B litimore. M. D., March 3d. 1886. 86. ) Mr. J. C. Moomaw, Winston, JV. C, Dear Sir: I beg to own receipt of your favor oi tne 1st lust. Without more uennile lntormitiou as to the points to be reached by the proposed line, and in the absence of uuy perfect ed plan for the extension of tbe Valley Railroad bejond Lexiugton, I cannot do more now than say. iu a geueral way, that any extension of that line or the construction of hues locking to co operation with the Valley road is al ways of interest to as, aud we will therefore be gld to bear from you whenever your plans are sufficiently ad vanced to warrant a discussion of thi-m. Yours truly, S. Spencek, Presideet. r.ALTIMOEE AND OHIO RAILROAD Co. ) Office of the Vioe-Pbesident, V Baihaiore, Md., April 17th, 1836. ) Mr. J. C. Moomaw, Dear Sir- Your letter to Mr. Sam uel Spencer, President of tho Valley railroad, has been referred to ax?, with tbe request that if my business eugagq ments would permit, to attend your meeting upon tbe 30th inst, Mr. Spen cer is engaged upon a great work of building a railroad competitive to the Pennsylvania railroad, between Balti more. Wilmington, Philadelphia and New York: tbis work together with the administration of tbt Baltimore-and Ohio railroad and branches, takes all his time and hence, iiis inability to be at vonr meeting. - When I met you a week ago, I told you that, if my engage tneuts were sncn, it would give me uleasure to be present, but I fiud that my engagements utterly preclude my .loins: so. I will here state fiat, tbe officials of tbe Baltimore and Ohio rail -oad and Valley railroad, look forward to a connection with lines south of Lex ington with much interest and are most nappy to entertain any practicable proposition which will attain that end. nd enter into traffic arrangements with iny such line. I devoted much time to tbe accomplishment ot a worx simi- 1 ir to the one j on have in hand and certainly wish you all success. It seems to me tbnt y.ur compiny should or ganize without falling into tbe hands of any company, unless they can give uu doubted evidence of their intent and ability to build tbe road. I have ad vised my friends in North Carol na to attend your meeting, to see and learn what are the chances of building tbe road. I shall be most happy to knew the re8olt of your meeting. Most truly, . James O. Moobb. Yorkville was not represented. Mr. William Monroe, of ronoN, s. c. took the floor, and advocated the Charlotte route, and said the line south from Charlotte should be by Union and Laurens. Two thirds of the traffic from the Piedmont Air Line came from the Southern side of that road, and if the Roanoke and Southern took the route he advocat ed it would traverse this very section and be 40 miles north of the next parallel line railway, it would pass through a rich cotton belt and sup ply them with hay, flour, coal etc Liberal subscriptions would be voted by the people along the line, they would grade the road across the county and meet any : propositions made to them, in a liberal spirit. Mr. Rhodes; b- rsqust, came for ward and represented ; cross anchor, s. c, and gave description of the proposed line. He said the citizens had held a meeting and resolved that they would grade the road through Cress Anchor township and give $15,000, besides if the road came there liber- al private subscriptions would also be given. One gentleman . would give $10,000 and a number of others two. three and four thousand dollars towards the road. Cross Anchor was thirty-six miles south of Spartanburg and the coun try rich and productive, they raised cotton and bought largely of corn, flour, hay etc. Mr. W. H. Ferguson, of Laurens, South Carolina, next spoke. He set forth very clearly the advantages to be derived by passing through Laur ens. They handled 30,000 to 40,000 bales of cotton had good railway con nections with Columbia, Augusta and Savannah, and would subscribe lib erally to the road. Maj. Miller rep resented LANCASTER, S. C, and advocated the route by Char lotte, North Carolina, and onward by Lancaster. He showed the pro ductiveness and consequent railway value of the country the road would pass through, and also spoke of the gold mines, one of which, the best known, had recently been fitted up at a cost of $200,000 and all awaiting railway facilities. They had pine forests never touched by an axe, and a section rich, beyond measure, in naval stores. His people would sub scribe all the law would permit, which was eight per cent, of assess ed values and which would allow a sum to be voted of about $150,000. All they wanted was a chance to show what they would do. Mr. Springs also spoke for Lan caster, and stated that it paid more freight and transacted more business than any town of its size in North or South Carolina. Kershaw and Lancaster counties would grade the road and. subscribe also. Mr. W. D. Trantham, of. CAMDEN, s. c. said, if the road came to Camden it could get transportation of 20,000 bales of cotton annually and would call back cotton now going over the Richmond and Danville and control over 60,000 bales from the two coun ties and they both buy largely of meat, flour, hay etc. Camden was the northern terminus of the South Carolina roilroad an independent line. The route by Camden was free from obstruction or difficulties of any kind, no rivers to bridge, fine coun try. He believed the road would be built and would like to see the Pal metto state and Virginia linked to gether with the good Old North State between. Dr. Mott presented the claims of statesville, n. c. His county was one of the best in North Carolina and out of debt, or nearly so. They were in a straight line between Roanoke and Atlanta, and would be recognized as the true route. This people were ready with material aid and able and willing to do their part. If the road was built to Mocksville, Statesville would car ry it through the country twenty-four miles. The people would give enough to grade it through th'e country twenty four miles. Dr. Mott here presented the following resolutions adopted at a meeting in Statesville : Ri solved, 1. Ttat the Citizens of Statesville aud of Irede 1 county are deeply interested in, a-id will carefully foster, all efforts, by whomsoever made in good faith, for the purpose of build ing and equippiug a through line of railway from lioauDka Va.' south, vit Statesville. 2. It is lha opinion of this assem bly th.it if a safe guarantee by binna tide par.- ons or corporations be given to Statesville and Iredell county of the building and operating within reasona ble time of a tbiougu line of railway which shall be constructed in North Carolina as contemplated by the chart er of the Statesville Air Lvfie Railroad company the said city dud county will aid such object by a subscription of at least $150, UUO aud that tbe Staterville Air Line Railroad company will donate to such enterprise its rig a is, franchises, property etc. a. lu tne event it tuau oe ueemea inexpedient or impracticsble to locate such through line as definsd in the charter of tbe Statesville Air Line Rail road company, then tbe public and bus iness seuiiment and liberal subscrip tions of this town and county, will cordially support, all honest efforts to locate autl buiut a through line of rail way from Roanoke Va Sonth, via Statesville, under the powers of other charters, if uch can be obtained. 4. Tbe delegates appointed to represent as as Roanoke on the 20th are instruct ed to read these resolutions to the rail road meeting tbeu and there to assem- b e, aud to give all lecitimate encour age met to the building of tbe said road. aud to offer all further inducements than those above stated, that may.be meet nd proper, to secure tbe location of the road through Iredell via. Statesville E. B. Drake, Cbr. O. A. Cablkton. Ben j. F. Long. Mr. W. S- Maudlin, of GREENVILLE, SOUTII CAIiOLIMA, believed that the best route for the road was through his town where it would strike the Georgia Central and Greenville and Columbia railroad Greenville in 1870 had 2,100 popu lation now it had 8,000, had cotton factories which used coal and if the road came to the North Carolina line, thev would land it across the Savannah River. Mr. M. F. Ansel also advocated Greenville. One firm there pays $40,000 freighs annually; they han dle 40,000 bales of cotton each year. and want more railway facilities they have cotton mills, plaid mills, found ries etc. Mr. Ansel paid a compli ment to the Roanoke Machine Works, and was astonished at their size capacity and elegant equipment. He wanted hay, flour etc. in exchange for their cotton. Their city bonds sold $1034 and when they voted bonds tbe money could be gotten They could give the railroad p'.enty to live on when it reached Greenville Maj. S. McD. Tate of MOUOANTON N. C. spoke for Wilkes and Allegahny counties in that State. His people understood that this was a movement looking to the seaboard, but he learn ed from this meeting that it sought to go inland. . The chair explained that the meeting would like to hear from all sections. , Mr. Tate then went to say that his people desired in dependance from grinding monopoly, and wished an opportunity to choose whom they would patronize, ami he hoped this road would look well be fore declining the assistance they were willing to give it. Calvin J. Cowles, of "WILKESBORO. stated the advantages offered by a route through his section, and $100,-' 000 could be obtained there in aid of the road. All the the points represented hav ing presented their views and wish es, uoi. Joun Ha. Jrenn, ol this city, offered the following : Resolved that the Stockholders of the Roanoke and Southern Kail road Co., and tbe citizens of Roanoke, have been profoundly impressed by the earnest interest which tbe visiting dele gations from North and South Carolina, have manifested iu the constiuction of tbis rjilroad, and they have tbe nuani mous thanks of this meeting for their attendance and liberal offers of aid and means to tbi company. These resolutions were unanimous ly adopted and the meeting then ad journed. DIRECTORS MEETING. The directors of the Roanoke and Southern held a meeting at Hotel Roanoke, on Tuesday night, directly after the meeting of the sabscribers adjourned at the Rink, President Houston, presiding. Mr. S. W. Jam ison was elected Secretary, and E. H. Stewart, Esq., Treasurer. On motion of Senator Trout, it was decided that seven shall consti tute a quorum for business. The terms of office of the Directors, was decided by lot, with the following result : For one year, J. C. Moo mow, H. S, Trout, J. M. Gambill and W, K. Andrews; for two years, A. Lewis, J. F. Christian. W. G. Brongle, aud J. M. Boker; for three years, J. D. Spencer, P. L. Terry, J. D. Kirk, T. M. Starkey, and Peter Saunders, Jr. The delegates from North and South Carolina, were requested to place their proposition before the Board in writing. Henry county was a9ked to vote a subscription of $100,000, in four per cent bonds. It was resolved that the road go to North. Carolina line by Martins ville, and Ridgeway. At a meeting held at Hotel Roa noke, on Wednesday morning, the 2lPt, a resolution was adopted, ask ing Roanoke city to vote a subscrip tion of $100,000 in six per cent, bonds, and that agents be appoint ed to solicite private subscriptions in Roanoke city and Roanoke and Botetourt counties, The chairmen of the visiting dele gations were accorded five minutes speeches before the Board and all appeared and stated their views." On the morning of the 21st we were accorded a hearing before the Officers and Directors ol the Roanoke and Southern, and through our Chair man presented plans which we had matured as follows : We proposed to start at the Va. and N. C. line about six miles from Stonesville, in Rockingham countv, come to Madi son and from Madison by the most direct and practicable route to Wins ton and Salem, crossing the C. F. & Y. V. R. R., if possible in Forsyth county, from Winston go to Mocks ville. This section to be known as the second Division of the Roanoke Southern Railroad and to be officered and controlled by the stockholders along the line, which is about seven- ty-two miles in lengtht and when the bonds are issued, they to be known as the second division bonds and have no connection in anv shape, manner or form with the other divis ion tionas. w e estimate, rougnly of course, that it will cost to grade and bridge the second divison about three hundred thousand dollars, from one hundred and litty to two hun dred thousand of which will have to be raised in this county. We pro pose to raise by private subscription seventy-five thousand dollars and procure a charter under the general Rail Road law, to raise this amount. Stoneville and Madison townships agree to raise fifteen thousand, and Mocksville and Davie county, eleven thousand, this would leave forty-nine thousand for us to raise. After this amount is raised, chirter procured, we proposed: to commence woric at some point in Winston and build as rapidly as possible toward the Yad kin Valley, and if practicable Stone- ville and Madison will commence at Madison and build toward the State line, at the same time, Mocksville, will, if advisable, commence and build towards Winston. As soon as proper legislation can be naa, we were assured that Stoneville and Madison townships will each vote a corporata subscription of fifteen thousand dollars, and we pledged Winston township, or Forsyth coun ty, to a corporate subscription of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars All our pledges were made on and distinctly stated to be on condition that the second Division was to be under the absolute cotrol of its local Stockholders and that the Roanoke Southern, as a whole, was to be competition line of the R. &D. R. R, After the matter had been presented as a whole ana aiscusseu, ine vjm- cers of the Roanoke southern ex pressed themselves as being satisfied with the arrangement, ana agreed to the location as far as Mocksville, provided, in the event of our failure to control and utilize the N. C. Mid land charter and road bed, that we proceed as rapidly as possibly to carry into effect our propositions. We were much pleased with and have great confidence in the officers of the Roanoke Southern and our reason for pursuing the course we did, briefly stated are as follows: With our capital stock in a road from Roanoke to Atlanta, we would scarcely be heard, and if made one Folid road the bonds would cover) every point of the road alike and in the event of. a foreclosure the whole road would be sold, cut up into divisions, our stock will enable us to control our division. Our division will cost less per mile to build than any other division, it, as a local road, will pay the interest on the bonds that will be necessary to put upon it and there will be no cause for a foreclosure, and last, but not least, it will at once gie us a con nection with the C. F. &Y. V. R. R., under our own control, and on which part of the line we have made arrangements to sell the bonds, as we believe, at a satisfactory price.As to the location of the road south of Mocksville, we are inclined to the opinion that the roadi should fork and one line go to Charlotte and the other to Atlanta via Lincolnton and Spartanburg, and think the two Jines can be ruilt as easily as one, and we recommend this as a proposition to the consideration of the Roanoke Southern, and to our friends south of us. We were much pleased and im pressed with the various dele gations of solid business men we met at Roanoke, and as to the city itself, and her citizens, it is impossi ble to say too much, it is a wonder ful place, and calculated to fill one with admiration, enthusiasm and en ergy, and makes us feel that she ought to be added to us by a line of steel rails, and instead of being the Twin-City, let us be known by the name of the triplett cities, or adding Martinsville couplette cities. The most progressive in the two States. We ask the Rail Road Committee proper to consider this report in con-, nection with and in relation to the va rious schemes before it and to submit it to the Chamber with such recom mendations as they in their good judg ment deem proper for our best inter ests. Respectfully subramited by Geo. W. Hixsiiaw, Chair. Com. sent to Roanoke, Va. To the Chamber of Com merce: Gentlemen, We have carefully considered the report of the special committee sent to Roanoke, Va., and herewith submit it to you with the recommendations that it be accepted, endorsed and its plans carried into effect. In making these recommen dations we feel that we are entering a hard fight, and one that will not soon or easily be terminated. We recog nize the fact that we are very near to the grand trunk line of the most pow erful organization in the South the Richmond & Danville Railroad. We are sure that we can neither get con trol of the charter or road bed of the N. C. Midland, and we are almost sure that when we commence work on the Roanoke Southern the Rich mond & Danville will commence work on the N. C. Midland, and a fight will be commenced between two rival lines running nearly side In side a considerable distance. We are fully convinced that the Roanoke Southern will be built and know that unless we do our full share of the work it will never come to these terms. We suggest that the Chamber ap point a committee of nine members as follows, three from Winston, two from Salem, two from Mocksville, one Irom Madison and nnA fmm Stoneville to raise the seventv-five thousand dollars private subscription, ana mat another committee of three be appointed to prepare the charter. Also that the two committees ap pointed to constitute a committee on legislation and corporate subscrip tions. We submit the followins- res. olutions : Resolved. That it is the sense of this meeting that the county of Forsyth subscribe in county conpon bonds, bearing interest at the rate of five per cent, per anuuoi. payable semi-annually, seventy-five tnousand dollars to the capital stock of tbe second division of tbe Roanoke Southern Railroad compa ny, and that Winston TownsDip sub scribe seventy-five thousand dollars of like bonds to tbe capital stock of the same company said bonds to be paid to tue said Railroad company for stock in said company on terms to be agreed upon by the county. Township and Railroad company and to mature at such times as may be agreed upon. Resolved further. That it is the sense of this meeting that tbe second divis ion of the Roanoke Southern Railroad cross the Cape Fear & Yadkin alley Kail road in Forsyth county at a point us near in a direct line to Madison as possible and practicable. itespectfully submitted. By GEO. W. H INS 3 AW, Chairman. j Committee on Iu-- terual improve H E. Fries, J. C. Buxton, Jas. A. Gbat. R. D. Brown. i ments. Geo. W. Hinshaw. May.lltb, 1886. Chamber Rooms, Winston, N. C, May 11, 188C. A special meeting of the Chamber was held this evening to hear report of the special committee sent to Roa noke, Va., April 19th. Also report of the committee on internal improve ment, together with their recommen dations. A large number of members were present. The reports of the committees were . accepted. The resolutions offered by the committee were thoroughly dis cussed, and on motion, the rate of in terest was changed from five to six per cent, and the first resolution was unanimously adopted. The resolution relating to crossing the Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad was discussed, and on mo tion was laid on Che table. The suggestions of the committee relative to two committees being put in the form of a motion were put and carried. The President appointed on the committee of nine to raise the seventy-five thousand dollars private subscription, John W. Ilanes. J. C. Buxton and James A. Gray, of Win ston, Frank II. Fries and C. H. Fo gle, of Salem, T. B. Bailey, of Mocks villft. Col. J. W. Gallnwv: nf UTaiIU. son and F. J. Stone, of Stoneville. Committee on Charter, George W. Hinshaw, II. E. Fries and C. B. Wat son. These two committees to. compose the committee on legislation and cor porate subscriptions and to elect their own chairman. On motion, it was ordered that the committee on private subscriptions take steps to hold a mass meeting of the citizens, and otherwise bring be fore the people the Railroad subject. On motion, the committee on la teral improvements was ordered to prepare matter relating to the Roa noke Southern Railroad for publica tion and distribute extra copies of the papers publishing same. On motion, Hon. J. C. Buxton and Maj. T. J. Brown were appointed a committee to attend the Railroad meeting to be held at Mocksville, May 15th, 1886. There being no further business before the Chamber, on motion it was adjourned. "CfC" J. M. ROGERS, President. Geo. Coeiue, Sec. and Treas. .