According to the Harper’s Ferry Sentinel farm laborers are scarce in that vicinity and high priced, owing to all the laborers being in demand by the following industries in operation in the district. The Halltown Straw Board Mill, Shenandoah Pulp Mill, Potomac Pulp Mill, Keller Lime Kilns, Virginia Ore Bank, Baker Lime Kilns, Hoke Kilns and Brick Yard and Becker Lime Kilns.
Capt. Green, who has built a large hotel on the Virginia side, opposite that place, proposes to build a large artificial lake, which will be fed by the numerous springs in the vicinity, to be used as a bathing, boating and fishing ground. Bath houses will be built and a miniature Atlantic scene will probably be the result. The lake will be well stocked with fish.
All the summer boarding houses and hotels are well filled and are doing good business.
The Harper’s Ferry Mining, Manufacturing and Improvement Company will issue their prospectus in about ten days, when they will be ready for business.
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