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Tuesday Morning, August 20,1887.
Agricultural Resource? of tb? Sou tl?.
Mi*. T. C. Peters having been com?
missioned by tlio Bureau of Agricul?
ture to nuke a tour through the
Southern State?, did so, and gave
muoh study to tho industrial problem
of the South. From his report to
the Department of Agriculture, we
"To tho muss of the Northern peo?
ple-by which I mean of tho free
States before the rebellion-but little
is known of the agricultural resources
of the South. lu Europe, the people
fail to comprehend in the slightest
degree the vast Seid which ia thero
opened up for the future borne of tho
emigrant. While slavery existed, the
South was a sealed book to the indus?
try and enterprise of the North. Freo
labor could not penetrate, and hence
the great current of Northern and
European emigration would not seek
an entrance into a country where it
was not wanted or tolerated.
"But slavery having been abo?
lished, there is a vacuum created . for
labor so large that a million of labor?
ing people would now find profitable
?employment; and when theSouthorn
people havo once mustered a supply
of provisions for their own use, and
to feed tho emigrant, means should
be taken by the General Govern?
ment, or by the States, to inaugurato
a broad system of emigration.
"Tho effective labor of the South
has been reduced to such an extent
that careful and experienced men es?
timate it at one-fourth what it was
before the war. My own observation
satisfies mo that it is loss than one
third. There are, therefore, largo
quantities of land already opened up
or cleared and fenced, which cannot
be cultivated, and is fast growing up
with brush and briers, for the want
"Few understand the variety of
climate, soil and production of the
South. Its productions include those
of the temperate and torrid zones.
All the cereals can bo grown there as
well as at the North, while oranges,
bananas, figs, in addition to most of
the fruits of the North, abound. In
addition to the cereals, cotton is
grown everywhere. I have seen, on
the samo farra, cotton, corn, wheat,
oats, rye and red clover, all looking
well; the clo vor was nearly past bloom,
and tho wheat almost ready for the
Mr. Peters, in tho last paragraph,
presents briefly the advantages which
make the South an inviting field tc
emigrants, and, his report being pub?
lished, aud, wo hope, extensively cir
culated throughout the North and
Europe, it must have tho effect ol
sending among us that which is mosl
necessary to regenerate theso Status
and make thom far more prosperous
and powerful*than they were in theil
palmiest day?. Of course, Mr. Pe
ters, in his report, has avoided nuj
reference to tho political condition o
the Southern ??tates under the Recon
strnction Acts of Congress, assuming
in all ho says, that they aro States
What he writes, therefore, is frei
from all sectional prejudices, nm
based solely upou tho natural re
sources and capabilities of tho South
Mr. Peters gives the reason wh;
the South becuuio so prostrate un*
so poverty-stricken for the past yea
or two. Ho says that everywher
in his travels ho found a scarcity c
labor and moans inadequate to giv
tho proper attention to tho soi!
Domestic animals were sadly rc
dnccd in number by tho war, an
every species of brcadstuffs was al
sorbed by tho samo insatiato giar.
which devoured everything. Th
people of tho Southern States, aftc
their defeat, hud to commence lil
anew, without money and wit
empty granaries. They were ur
skilled in labor, and had many le;
sons of economy to learn, while, i
the midst of their embarrassment:
a bad season brought distress upo
them by the failure of crops. Froi
this cause, they had not tho means <
paying their laborers, and therefoi
many planters had to abandon opi
rations, and Mr. Peters found hui
dreds of rich fields standing idle f<
this causo alone.
Tho commissioner having claimc
that the prevailing opinion that tl
cultivation of forogo plants in tl
South was unprofitable, Mr. Peto
says it is a great mistake. His ol
servntions convinced him that tl
favorito agricultural grassos of tl
North will flourish in tho Southe*
States. On this point, ho says:
"Thero is, thorefore, little lui,
whevo au abundance of forago f<
stock may not bo mado cheaply: n<
is there any, where an ample supply (
green food could not bo grown for
soiling tbe working animals during
tho spring and summer. I have seen
no country where I thought soiling
would par so well, and it should bu
universally adopted, as in the cotton
and sugar zone of the South, for
there, especially upon their lighter
and thinner uplands, tho pino lauds,
as they are called, vegetable manure
is of the utmost value towards se?
curing a crop, cither of corn or
cotton. The great causo of tho
exhaustion of those laud? bas been
the loss of the vegetable matter of
the soil. Nothing but an alluvion,
after being replenished by the over?
flow of tho river, could withstand the
terrible process of cultivation which
has so long obtained at thc South.
Land and labor being plenty and
cheap, the plan bas been to open
new fields constantly, and ns fast as
tho old ones ceased to make remune?
rative returns, to abandon them and
resort to now ones. It cost more to
conserve manure thau clear lands.
Hence one sees fow conveniences for
keeping domestic animals."
There is another paragraph in the
report of Mr. Peters which deserves
attention from, our agricultural
friends. It is this:
.'That a rigid system of high farm?
ing will become profitable, I have no '
doubt. In many instances, I found
farmers, who bad saved the manure
of their auimals after a fashion,
yarding their stock in rail pens with .
out cover, then scraping up the litter,
much soaked and washed by the win?
ter and spring raius, and carrying it
out upon their corn and cottou fields.
Some few farms have good br ms and
sheds, aud their manure is well han?
dled and applied in good condition,
and at a proper time. Prom these
men I learned that by a proper rota?
tion of crops, and a freo uso of ma?
nures and fertilizers, in favorable
years, i\ bale of cotton per aore could
be made even on what are called the
poor pine lauds of the Carolinas and
Georgia. For the want, however, of
skillful cultivators, millions of acres
will remain waste, worse even than
the native forest. They have no
longer the labor, which bas been so
long and so foolishly turned to waste?
ful and improvident farming."
There is much truth in tho above
paragraph. High culture, on mode?
rate-sized farms, is now the policy of
Southern land-owners. Although
they are now passing through the
fires of adversity, we firmly believe
that they will come out of them, with
strengthened energies and with a
resoluteness of purpose they never
before entertaiued, simply because,
as Mr. Peters says, the labor they
formerly commanded was foolishly
turned to wasteful and improvident
farming. The wealth of the soil, no
.'superior force," no political ascend?
ancy, eau destroy, and we therefore
look for a more prosperous future;
and find in Mr. Peters' report much
encouragement even for the impover?
ished planters of the South.
ENGLAND'S BEST CUSTOM inf.-From
English official statistics of tho trade
aud revenue for the year 1866, it ap?
pears that tho United States, not?
withstanding the terrible ravages of
the late civil war, is tho best customer
of England. A London journal says
that tho foreign country which lins
taken the greatest supply of British
produce and manufactures is the
United States; next Prance; then
Brazil aud Egypt; thou China and
Holland, and that the result of the
vast increase iu British trade with the
United States has been to restore the
val nos of British exports in that
country to a superior position to that
which they occupied before the Ame?
rican war. Says the return:
"With tho whole of tho vast in?
crease of moro than ?21,000,000 in
our imports, the United States aro to
bo credited. Tho imports from the
United States, last year, were ?46,
852,218, an amount not more than
doubling that of 1865, and exceeding
that of 1861 and 1865 put together,
but surmounting, also, that shown in
any previous year in tho history of
our trade with the United States,
with the single exception of tho year
1861. The supplies from the South?
ern States have risen first from
$365,000 only, to upwards of ?5,000,
000 in 18G5, and to upwards of ?21,
000,000 in 1866."
A CAPITAIJ ANSWER.-The Winns
boro News, of the 10th instant, tells
On Wednesday last, during tho ses?
sion of the District Court, occasion
arbso to call to the stand, to givo evi?
dence in an important case, a little
colored boy, of apparently about ten
years of agc Objection being mado
by the opposite counsel to the incom?
petency of a witness so young, tho
little boy was called up by his Honor
tho Judge, and questioned. After
two or three questions were asked
him, ho was finally asked by the
Judge, "What is truth?" His instant
reply was, "Tho Lord's saying."
Negro Supremacy-Thc F ?iure.
The New York Herald, of Thaw
day, add? another leading editorial to
ito former essays on negro supre?
macy, from which we quote the con?
So far, in this conflict, Mr. John?
son hns been baffled and beaten from
point to point, until his policy has
been reduced to tho issue between a
rigid and a liberal execution of the
laws of Congress-"only this, and
nothing more." Ho wants a liberal
application of the laws; and to this
end, his late Secretary of War has
been suspended, and we have been
given to understand that some other
Cabinet changes, and the removal of
several, if not all, of the five mili?
tary commanders in the South, will
probably follow, and before the lapse
of many days. But what will this
signify? At first, we were inolined
to the opinion that the radical pro?
gramme might in this way be flanked
and upset; but on looking a little
deeper into tho difficulty, we find
that it can bo reached only by the
people through Congress. The diffi?
culty really lies in this reconstruction
programme of Congress, the inevita?
ble tendencies of which are to negro
supremacy in the ten Southern States
concerned, and to a negro balance of
power in our national affairs.
In this reconstruction programme,
the Republican party, as represented
by Congress, bus been faithless to its
professions and its pledges, aud it
has betrayed the confidence and dis?
appointed tho just expectations of
the loyal States. No such dangerous
and desperate party experiment as
this of Southern reconstruction, on
the basis of Southern negro suprema?
cy, was ever demanded by tho popu?
lar voico of tho North, before or
since the surrender of Lee. But
unless these existing reconstruction
laws of Congress are reached through
Congress itself, we fear that tho Pre?
sident cannot divert them from negro
supremacy without bringing upon
himself tho fate of Stanton. What
we want, then, is such a pressure
from the people of tho North upon
Congress, in our corning fall elec?
tions, as will compel the two houses
to reconstruct their measures of re?
construction, so fur, at least, as to
give the Southern whites fair play,
as against the blacks, in this impor?
tant business of rebuilding the po?
litical and social State institutions of
these ten excluded States. Surely,
at least upon this issue of the su?
premacy of negro minorities over
white majorities in the South, the
public pulse may be effectively
touched in the North, and upon thia
question even the present radical
Congress may, through our approach?
ing fall elections.
A SENSIBLE NEGRO.-T. W. V. Pen?
nington writes a letter to Mr. Greeley,
which would do credit to a white
man, and shows that he has a mort
thoughtful mind than many of his
white associates. Ho has been foi
nearly thirty years a studont of Ame
rican polities and theology, us thej
bear upon the rights of his race, one
has been recognized ns an "advancet
thinker." And here is one bf lui
"American theology, together witl
our educational and industrial sys
terns, have undergone changes o
great magnitude. But our politic
is yet a problem. Wo are a semi
military Government sinco the Int?
war, and, like ancient Rome, wo an
still drifting empireward. Nothinj
but the hand of God at tho helm o
Government can savo us from th
breakers of anarchy or military des
potism. Tho next Presidential tern
of this Government will bo tho mos
important since it began to bo a Go
vernment. Shall we yet see nn armec
issue between the Executive and Con
gress? Shall we seo the Executivi
asserting his constitutional right t(
command thc army and navy, ?cc.
Such beiug his opinion as to th
condition of the country, we are nc
surprised that he gives his colore
brethren the following good advice
"While the whites are reconstruct
ing, lot us re-unite,-re-organize, an<
educate our families, and prepar
well for tho discharge of political dr
ties when necessity requires." .
GEN. POPE ON MB. HILI,.-A th
spatch from Washington, tinted th
Gen. Pope writes Gen. Grant tw
solid columns. The letters of B. ?
Hill furnishes tho text. The folio?
ing passage occurs: "It is, howevei
my duty to state that, in my judf
ment, the condition of allans in th
Southern States, oven should recoi
strnction bo satisfactorily acoon
plished, will of necessity bo a reprt
Unction, in a moro or less modifie
degree, of what now exists in Tei
ncssce, unless some measures ai
adopted to freo tho country of th
turbulent and disloyal leaders of tl:
re-actionary party. Whilst these po
sons remain in tho country to exe
eise the baleful influence they ni
doubtetlly possess, there can bo u
-. ? ? -
Garibaldi is at it again. His lai
speech is: "Mark mo well. Withoi
Rome there is no Italy."
THB POLISH COLONY IN ?POT8YL
VANIA.-The Polish Colony in this
County, founded by tbe active exer?
tions of Gen. Tochmau, is represent?
ed to us os in a most flourishing con?
dition. It is composed mainly, if not
entirely, of exiled Poles. Mon and
women too noble for a despot's se?
curity, and therefore banished from
the land that gave them birth.
"New Pola:d" is composed of
some seventeen families, and each
family bas about 100 aeres.of lund.
They took possession of their homes
too late last year to put iu a wheat
crop, and, as is generally known, so
poor as to bo unable to surround
themselves with even some of the ne?
cessaries of life, and of course not
many of its comforts.
Each of the families bas already ac?
quired a horse, a cow, hogs, two
ploughs, axe, shovel, spade, A-c.
They put out an oats crop, which will
afford ample food for their stock,
with the bay that has been nlready
harvested. They have grown largely
of potatoes, beans, peas, Sec. Iheir
corn is flourishing, and altogether
they may be said to have been emi?
nently successful thus far.
It will be remembered that home
croakers met these people la t year
with tho prediction that they would
starve to death, and other dolorous
tales that would have deterred a less
necessitous and brave-hearted people.
The first year's labor bas rendered
them independent, so far as mero
living is concerned. With a good
season and the smiles of Providence,
they will commeuce laying up next
year, and from a full supply of ne?
cessaries will go on acquiring home
co ni f o r ts. -.?Freda' icksb ur g Ha 'ah I.
happens to a man who doesn't take
the papers: Once iu a great while,
even iu Rock County, a man can be
found who is too penurious to take a
paper, or who thinks he is too wise
or too smart to get any information
out of one. An individual of this
kind came to tho city on Saturday
with a load of wheat, and as he
drove np tho street, be was accosted
by a miller who proposed to buy bis
grain, and offered him $2.50 per
bushel. Not having been to town
for some time, and taking no paper,
he was not posted on prices, and
thinking this was a big thing, be
took tho oller quick. As he was un?
loading, tho miller discovering the
wheat to be of good quality, asked
him if he bad any more to sell, and
was informed that he bad about 300
bushels. Tho man of flour then
told him that he would give bim
$2.50 per bushel for the lot, if he
would contract for it that day. Such
an offer was not to be despised, aud
the farmer, fearful lest so good a
tbiug might be withdrawn, lost no |
timo in making the necessary con?
tract before leaving the mill. When,
however, he got out on the street, he
discovered that he might just as well
have had $2.75 or $2.90 for bis wheat
as $2.50. So, at the lowest estimate,
bis failure to tako a paper at $2 a
year, cost him tho neat little sum of
$222.50. A high price for informa?
tion, truly. Moral-take the papers.
[Janesville (Wis.) Gazette.
A REMARKABLE INVENTION.-All
tho processes for preserving the
bodies of the dead now in use are
likely to bo superseded by a ncwly
iuvented burial case, by means of
which tho remains of a deceased per?
son may be kept unchanged for an
indefinito period. The value of this
discovery bas been fully tested at the
Bellevue Hospital, where, under the
direction of Professor Doretnus, a
corpse already commencing to decom?
pose was placed iu one of these cases,
where it remained unchanged for
forty days. At the expiration of that
time, it was exposed to the air, and
up to tho present period (thirty days
from the date of exposure) the body
has been thoroughly preserved from
decomposition, no smell being per?
ceptible.-N?w York World, Aug. G.
SINGULAR ORDER.-Wo learn, from
our country exchanges, that General
Pope issued an order closing the
University of Georgia, and Convert?
ing the buildings into quarters for
United States troops. Upon earnest
entreaty ho was induced to modify
his order so as to direct tho with?
holding of tho annual State appro?
priation of $8,000. The cause of this
singular order is said to be that one
of tho Sophomore class made a rather
ultra Southern speech at the recent
COTTON TAX TO BE RECOVERED
BACK.-The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Ob?
server says: "We learn tu?t a large
company, composed of men of in?
fluence and position, has been formed
in various parts of the cotton States,
with the design of endeavoring to
recover for tho planters, the tax that
has been paid upon cotton. It is
intended to bring the subject before
tho Commissioner of Claims at Wash?
ington, and if no success is met with?
to the Supremo Court; and if necessa?
ry, finally to Congress.
Says tho Indianapolis (Iud.) He?
rald: "The public debt is going up
at tho rate of over 2-4,000,000 a
month! that is only 210,000,000 a
year. Cheap enough, certainly, for
a grand experiment of turning white
men into negroes and changing thc
American into an African system of
We are indebted to Messrs. Daffie
& Chapman for a copy of Frank Les?
lie's Lady's Magazine for September.
Mr. Mail Agent Schwarz informs
us that at Golden Grove, Greenville
District, there were registered for
the two days-Friday and Saturday,
August 1G and 17-40 whites and 54
REGISTRATION. -Registration on
yesterday progressed quietly. The
whole number registered was 131
whites 60; colored 71. As many en?
titled to register have taken up an
erroneous impression that registra?
tion for the upper wards closed on
Saturday, we have been requested by
Mr. Culnnn, Chairman of the Board,
to state that registration will continue
ut the Palmetto Eugine House until
Thursday next, ac 3 o'clock p. m.
Our thanks are due to Mr. Thos.
A. Beard, for late Northern papers.
Wo extend a cordial welcome to our
young friend, who returns to his na?
tive city, after a residence of over
two years in New York, where he de?
voted himself to his profession-that
of apothecary and chemist-under
Drs. Tully it Erwin. He now re?
turns fully equipped as a "Knight of
the Golden Mortar," and has con?
nected himself with his old precept?
ors, Messrs. Fisher Sc Heinitaii,
where he will be pleased to see his
old acquaintances, and "drug" them
to their hearts' content; but let one
and ail remember tho couplet:
"A recipe pro balma esl,
To take no physic is the hist."
No Man's Friend-A Novel. By
Frederick William Robinson, au?
thor of "Grandmother's Money,"
etc. New York: Harper <fc Bro?
We are iudebted to J. J. McQarter,
Esq., for a copy of Harper's "Libra?
ry of Select Novels," No. 205, with
tho above title. It is a graphic ac
oount of English low life, and the
characters are naturally described.
Thc trials and tribulations of the
Elvaiu family are peculiarly interest?
ing; and Lewis Searle, although
claiming to be "no man's friend,''
proves to have a soft spot , in his
heart. The story is well put together,
and is really worth reading. The
price of the book is only seventy-five
Jon PRINTING.-The Job Office of
tho P?ionix is as complete as any in
tho So'itl}.. It is furnished with new
fonts of type of all descriptions and
of the most modern styles. All work
executed promptly, with taste and
skill, and at reasonable rates.
POST OFFICE HOURS.-The office is
open from S a. m. until 3'J p. m.,
and from 6 until 7 p. m. The North?
ern mail closes at 3,LJ p. m., and all
other mails close at 8 p. m.
DEATH AND RAIN.-Tho London
Lancet, in commenting upon the
effects of rain and wet weather, says:
"Rain, on the whole, would seem
to exercise a kindly and healthy in?
fluence. There is nothing very deadly
in it. It may occasion catarrhs and
rheumatic complaints, but these are
curable with a little management and
medicine. And we aro to pat to its
credit the washing away of many of
the most injurious causes of disease
by a good Hashing of the sewers.
Summer diarrhoea, cholera and ty?
phoid fever would bo likelj- to be
greatly lessened by a copious rain?
fall. Dr. Trench, the medical officer
of health for Liverpool, has satisfied
himself by a series of careful observ?
ations, extending over a number of
years, that there is aa inverse ratio
between the amount of rain and the
amount of mortality from infantile
summer diarrhoea. To tho same
eifect are tho tables given by Mr.
Macpherson, illustrating the relation
of moisture to the mortality of cho?
lera in Calcutta. According to these
tables, the least mortality from chole?
ra in Calcutta occurs in tho months
of July, August and September,
whioh are emphatically th3 wet
This is certainly very gratifying
information to oar people, for we
have been blossed with copious show?
ers during the whole month of July,
whilo August has so far had an abun?
dance of rain-sufficient for tho
growth of tho various crops.
Read Udolpho Wolfe's advertise?
ments ia to-day's paper.
To tuko mildew oat of linen, ase
soap, and rab it we'I; thea scrape
some fiao chalk, and rab it also into
tho linen; lay it on tho grass; as it
driep, wet it a little, und it will como
out at once.
TEA SET TO RAFFLE.-A handsome^
silver-plated ten set, belonging to an f
unmarried mau, is offered for raille.
The articles can be seen at the Phoe?
nix office. Fifty chances, at $1 per
chance. _ -_^_
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention is edit?
ed to the following advertisements, which
aro published this morning for tho first
D. C. PoixottoA- Son-Auction This Day.
Jacob Levin-Auction To-Morrow.
Meeting Independent Fire Conipanv.
A. ll. Phillips-House to Rent.
Fisher A lleinitsli-Poverty of Blood.
Columbia Lodge -Meeting!
I?. H. Blease-Dissolution.
Jacob Bell-Citation F.mma Jackson.
A tine lot of Desirable Goods have just
been opened hy Mr. lt. C. Shiver, who stilt
adheres to his popular principle of good
articles for little money. Read bis adver?
tisement, and then examino the goods.
TUE POTE'S HOUSE-KEEPING.-The
Pope bas a civil list of about 8700,000
a year. Out of this sum be keeps
Papal nuueios in foreign courts, aud
pays $1,400 a year to each of the
j cardinnls who reside iu Rome. Out
of rbis, too, he keeps up the Vatican,
which contains no less than 4,000
rooms, and requires a large staff of
domestics. The Pope also pays the
Palatine Guard and tho Noble Guard,
keeps tip the Pontifical Chapel, pays
the camerieres, his household, ?*c.
All this is administered with regular?
ity and economy.
PROFITS OF ADVERTISING.-A dealer
whe advertised with us two years
since to the amount of fifty dollars,
told us a few days since, that as near
as be could calculate, he bad realized
$1,800 from the transaction. Per?
haps it is not often that the circum?
stances admit ol' auything like an
accurate calculation of the profits of
advertising, yet experience bas de?
monstrated beyond question that
they are very lprge.
Some doubts have arisen as to
whether the law of 1865 prohibits
the importation of coolies into this
country. It appears, however, from
the wording of the act, that it was
invented to prevent the trade in
coolies in American bottoms, and
punishes those thus engaged, when
Buch persons are transported from
their native laud without their con?
sent, with forfeiture of the vessel,
and flue and imprisonment.
There is good news for tea-drink?
ers. A despatch from India an?
nounces that the tea markets, ia ,
China, have opened at. prices one
third lower than at tho opening of
last year. The tea merchants of
London, who have been holding
back their supplies in the hope of
raising prices, have, it is said, re?
ceived advices to realize.
The British Ambassador at Paris
is now Lord Lyons, formerly the
British Miuister at Washington.
The salary is $50,000 a year, together
with au outfit of $40,000 sud a fine
residence iu tho Bue de Faubourg
St. Honore. Lord Cowley, who now
retires on a pension of $8,500 per
annum, bas held the office for fifteen
Ordnance Sergeant Morrison re?
enlisted in the United States Regu?
lar Army, July 23, receiving his pa?
pers in duo form. He has been a
soldier sixty-seven years, and forty
seven years be bas been connected
with the American service. Sergeant
Morrison is now eighty-two years of
age, and bas charge of Fort Walcott,
Newport, R. I.
WHEAT AND COTTON EXPORTS. - The
export of wheat from this country
has rarely netted more than $20,000,
000, while the cotton export has
frequently exceeded $200,000,000;
and yet Congress would rip open the
gooso that lays tho golden egg, by
its direct tax and its measures gene?
rally disastrous to Southern industry.
Tho Tousas (La.) Gazette says that
the cholera has appeared on some of
thc plantations of that parish, greatly
demoralizing the laborers. The ca?
terpillar has appeared in the cotton.
Many of the planters are preparing
to emigrato, as the}- see no prospect
of a speedy regeneration of the in?
dustry of that section of the State.
SUDDEN DEATH IN CHURCH.-We
regret to state that Mrs. Aimar,
mother of our respected townsman,
Dr. Aimar, while attending 7 o'clock
mass in St. Patrick's Church, yester?
day morning, died suddenly of apo?
plexy. Four physicians were sent for,
but she was dead before they arrived.
The Roman National Junta issued
a proclamation of great length, dated
July 17, calling to arms for the over?
throw of the Pope's temporal power.
The document does not seem to have
produced tho slightest effect, as tran?
quility has not beeu disturbed ou
any point of the Roman States.
Mr. Wood and Mr. Hough had a
quarrel in Momphis, last Tuest T.
und the former drew a pistol md
fired at the ratter. In the very act
Wood's wife rushed between the
angry men and received tho bnllot in
heir heart. Wood and Hough were
"Blessed is he who bloweth his
own boru, for he shall be heard:"
A man is lucky who has gas,
A man is lucky who has bras.?
With gas and brass, with backe rs to*
A smart chap ought to wiggle through.