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(Jhisel in hand stood a sculptor boy,
With his marble block before him
And li is face lit up with a smile ot Joy
Ah an angel-dream passed o'er him.
He carved the dream on the shapeless stone
With many a sharp incision.
With heaven's own light the sculptor
lie had caught the "Angel Vision."
Sculptors of life are we, as we stand
With our souls uncarved before us.
Waiting the hour when at God's command,
Our life-dream passes o'er us-.
If we carve it then on the yielding stone.
With many a sharp incision.
Its heavenly beauties shall be our own.
Our lives that "Angel Vision."
There has recently been going the
rounds of the Democratic newspapers
of the State, an article credited to the
Memphis Commercial-Appeal which
smacks strongly of a journalism of a
decade or so ago, a species which is
happily out of date with the new jour
nalism of to-day.
The article in question is an offen
sive and unjust personal criticism upon
Senator Marion Butler, of North Caro
una. Tne Leader asks pardon for even
copying any part of the article in
question, but the following extracts
will give those who have not read the
article some idea of the whole;
We seriously doubt whether there is
ii living thing, from a man to a bacillus,
that has as little sense as Marion But
ler, of North Carolina. This is why
he is so famous.
The way North Carolina happened
to send this freak of nature to the Sen
ate is thifc ; A motion was pending to
send him to a dime museum; some
body in a spirit of fun moved to strike
out "dime museum," and insert
"United States Senate," and the Leg
islature being drunk, and l'opulite to
boot, adopted the ameudmeut, tabled
a motion to reconsider, and let it go at
North Carolina has been noted for
its humor, but the broadest joke it ever
sprung on the convulsed and hilarious
earth is its freak Senator, the thing
with the form of a man, the voice of
an ass and the brain of a. bird.
Now these personalities might do in
a political campaign in Tennessee, but
what sense, for they are without rea
son, or purpose could inspire such gross
misrepresentations of a man, whose
most bitter enemies in his own State
know full well lacks a great deal of
being without wit or intelligence.
The Commercial-Appeal's article is
not merely a personal distortion of
Senator Butler, but is a sneering re
flection upon the people of North Car
olina, who elected this "fountain of
folly" to his high political position, for
Marion Butler became member of the
United States Senate through the votes
of the people of this State, ff North
Carolinians have elected only a "talk
ing machine," it speaks little for their
intell. genre that they have done so.
Marion Butler's rapid advance lrom
obscurity to prominence can. ot be
credited t mere chance, tor whatever
the means employed, Mr. Butler's fight
has always been open to the world.
The Leader has no political affiliation
with Senator Butler now, nor has it
ever had, in fact the organ in this State
representing the Senator has been kind
enough to place the Leader on the
"black list," and charged it with being
the tool of Wall street.
But aside from this the Le ader is not
blind to the fact that Senator Butler
has been faifly elected to the United
States Senate for a term of six years.
North Carol iua may have o ade a mis
take in sending Him to this honorable
and responsible position. Time will
prove it, but for the newspapers to pub
lish and the people to read such offen-
j sive and impertinent personal reflec-
tions as promulgated by the Commer
l cial- Appeal, is both unjust and unwise.
It savors of unreasoning prejudice and
I malice, and is unworthy of any news
j paper, even the most bitter partisan.
Senator Butler will be subject to
j criticism, and justly so, but let such be
honest, based upon actions, not influ-
enced by any political bias, and let it
i le free from all offensive or unjust per
' sonalities, which are more to the dis
. credit of the authors of them than to
' the person towards whom they may
I be directed.
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N. Y.
The value of a thought cannot be
told. It broadens the horison, it lifts
the heart and inspires the soul to
worthy and vital aims. As a man
thinks so is he; as a man wills, he may
become by cultivating a special habit
of thought. Longfellow.
A dispatch from Washington says:
'The president was driven into town
from Woodley by Mrs. Cleveland."
Thus even in the most exalted place
we see women assuming the reins of
power. Chicago News.
Intellectual graces of the highest
order may perish and confound each
other when exercised in a spirit of ill
temper or under the" license of bad
manners. De Quincey.
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It Has a New -Spasm Every Week.
f Communicated.
The Caucasian has a new spasm
with every issue, but this is chiefly in
teresting as a study; for without a
weekly object lesson no one would -believe
so much and such a variety of
agony could be crowded into a paper
opce in seven days. Sometimes it
raves at what it thinks it sees, some
times at what it or no one else ever
saw, often at nothing, which is much
the same.
Leaders have appeared which, like
a ring had neither beginning nor end;
others are on the cork screw order, in
tended to bore great holes and let in
light, which have only served for the
escape of calamity wails; but the prize
creations are those in which the writer
ties himself into several knots, doubles
and twists along a course so tortuous,
that the proof-reader reels home from
dizziness and requires a monkey
wrench to set his eyes back in their
normal position.
The pleasure the above journal takes
in making conflicting statements is
shown by the following extracts from
its columns; that of October 24th is
from one of its essays when facts and
fiction lost their identity, and like
twins each passed for the other; that of
December 12th, from a running com
ment on the President's message to
Congress on the opening of the present
The Caucasian treating ot National
banks and bonds in its edition of Oc
tober 24th, says:
" To begin with, the govern
ment pays these bankers $4,000 a year
interest on their bonds. Then the
bankers issue $90,000 dollars of bank
notes, (the kind ot nuney which is
now in circulation) and they lend out
this $90,000 at, say 8 per cent. At
this rate of interest the $90,000 would
bring in $7,200 a year. Now add this
to the $4,000 interest on the bonds and
it will be seen that the bankers get
$1 1,200 interest every year on their
original $100,000 worth of bonds.
Take from this the $900 charged by
the government for the use of $90,000
in ban it notes, and you will see that
the net amount of interest which the
bankers get on their $100,000 in
bonds is $105300 per year more than
10 per cent."
The Caucasian of December 12th,
contains the following:
"In this wondrous message the na
tional banks come in for distinguished
consideration. The bald fact is that the
plea lor more banks has for a part of its
object the perpetuation of the national
banking system. ' The aggregate cap
ital,' says the President, 'of those
banks now in existence, amounts to
more than $664,000,000, yet their
outstanding circulation (bank notes)
based on bond security, amounts to
only about $190,000,000.' If these
banks choose to do so they could issue
$597,000,000. Why do they not do
it? but we we may state
that the reason is the fact that the
issue and circulation of a large volume
of money would make money the ser
vant, not the master of the people; and
it is the plan of those in whom the law
now vests the power to issue these
notes to make the whole country sub
ject to their demands and those in
power seem to have a care that only
such an amount of money as will ac
complish this shall be issued."
If the first is true that national bank
capital .arns $103 on $1,000 or better
than 10 percent per annum, (national
bank stocks being among the safest and
most sought of investment securities),
it follows that national banks would
take out and use ah the notes that their
charter allowed them to, never having
the slightest desire to contract a circu
lation yielding such profits, and that
the other statement must be false, viz:
That national banks would of their
own accoid contract circulation if they
had the power. N'w look at it the
other way, if the December 12th state
ment is true, that it is the aim of na
tional banks by contracting circulation
to "squeeze" the masses, what then of
truth or fact is lell in the October
24th statement, that national bank
capital earns better than 10 per cent.
per annum? For the first move toward
contraction would be the calling in of
those circulating notes, which accord
ing to the Caucasian's figures are
loaned out at the rate of 8 per cent,
every day in the year; but being called
in they would be idle in the bank's
vaults earning nothing, but still sub
ject to the per cent, tax on account of
having been in use part of the year.
History repeats itself and the i.jo1 hav
ing obtained a sufficiency of rope hath
hung himself in his own language.
The facts in regard to nation 2I
banks are these: The average per
cent, of net earnings on capital and
surplus of national banks in 1894 was
5.6 per cent, of dividends 5 per cent.
Contrast this with the "better than 10
per cent." of the Caucasian. National
bank notes in circulation are about
$190,000,000, while the banks owning
these notes could issue upward of
$600,000,000, nearly three times as
much, if there was an object for
doing so. Regarding expansion and
contraction the regulations applying
to national bank currency are such
that only three millions of notes can
be retired during a calendar month;
at this rate it would take more than
60 months or even five years to retire
the national bank notes now outstand
ing. Certainly there is no danger of
sudden or violent contraction along
this line. Now if national banks are
disposed to lock up their notes, they
would just hare to call in'lheir loans;
this would advance the rate of interest,
because the supply of money would
be lessened in proportion to the de
mand; the rise in the interest rate
would attract outside capital and the
national bask instead of making a
profit by manipulating of the money
market would lose the interest on their
notes and still have to pay the per
cent tax on circulation..
The business done by national banks
is not the purchase and sale of stocks
and bonds, but to discouut notes and
facilitate trade by the transfer of credits
and property through drafts, bills of
exchange, etc., never to eorner the
money market. Any departure from
the well beaten tracks of safety causes
a loss of confidence and continuance
on a doubtful course ends in a receiv
ership. Louis de Lacroix.
Oxford, N. C, Jan. 23, 1896.
New Material for Governor.
Gastonia Gazette. I
The Charlotte Observer has' infor
mation that neither Col. J. S. Carr nor
ex-Governor Thos. M. Holt, will be
in the race for the gubernatorial nom
ination this year. It is comforting
news. The rancor of faction is dimin
ished, the hope of invincible concord
is made stronger. The Democratic
party of the State this year will know
new men, new energy and new inspi
ration; not that there is any concerted
effort to effect such a condition, but
that things are shaping themselves that
way. The defeat of the Democratic
party in North Caroliua last year did
for some of its best men more than a
hundred victories would have done it
taught them how little they needed to
hold ofhee and how much more profit
able and how much better suited
tr. thir aKiiir onH , o - f
L energy
tne Dusiness ana industrial avenues
business and
that open up almost every week in this
growing South of ours. The intense
energy with which so many of our bus
iness and industrial enterprises have
been and are bounding forward maybe
attributed in part, indirectly to the
fact that the last election silenced so
many calamity howlers by hitting
them in the belly with a pone of
bread, and, directly to the fact that
so much of the best blood, best energy,
and best business capacity to be found
in any commonwealth was by it turned
loose in the development of local and
other enterprises throughout the length
and breadth of the State.
Multum in Parvo.
"Much in little" ffds sentence means. It
has almost beeouie a proverb, because the
expression can be used in so many in
stances. In no instance, however, can
this saying be used with greater propriety
than in speaking of Dr. Pierce's Pleasant
Pellets. There is indeed much in a litile
vial of them there is a cure for many a
headache relief from dyspepsia, billious
ness, constipation, colic, and piles and re
storation to health and happin ess. Much
good in little space.
The fuss made by a Minnesota man
who found a fragment of a horse col
lar in a railroad sandwich seems wholly
unjustified. Even at the present de
preciation in prices he could nor ex
pect a whole horse for 10 cents.
Grand Rapids Press.
Often you will find a 10-year-old
girl in a family who is brighter than
all her older sisters put together. Girls
are brightest at 10, prettiest at 16 and
most sensible when they begin to look
like their mother. Atchison Globe.
Professor Max Muller can converse
in 18 different languages, and enjoys
the use of everyone of them. What a
pleasure it must be to that man to lose
a ollar button Minneapolis Journal.
Rhode Island has 10,000 more wo-
men than men. A number of polite "Mr. Stevenson had up to the time
gentlemen have probably stepped out 1 of this controversy, it seems, enter
to make room for the ladies' sleeves j tained a high regard for Dr. Hyde,
Kansas City Journal. J but as the wordy war grew bitter, he
' fancied he discovered in him a dual
The Case of Harris, the Convict.
There is a man in the penitentiary,
sentenced to a terra of five years, who
is almost in a dying condition. An
effort is being made to get a pardon
for him. Harris is not his real name
(the man is from another State) and
he refuses to reveal his indenitity be
cause he does not want to bring dis
grace upon his family whom he claims
to be prominent people and well con
nected. The Governor declines to
grant the pardon unless Harris tells
who he really is. This he will not do,
declaring that he will serve out his
time (three years more) or die a con
vict in preference to securing pardon
at the cost of connecting his disgrace
with his family relations. These be
ing the facts in the case the Wilming
ton Messenger very aptly remarks:
Governer Carr has a strange view
when he proposes not to pardon the
"mysterious" Harris, now in the peni
tentiary, until he reveals to him his
real name. What has that to do with
his guilt or innocence? He calls him
self Harris, and if he has another name
he is neither better nor more innocent.
Harris shows, perhaps, that debased as
he is, he still has some proper family
pride, and does not wish to bring re
proach or smirch upon it. This might
be more commendable in him than a
desire to give publicity to his name so
as to stain and afflict a suffering fam
ily. The Governor's curiosity is not
judicious or proper. If this is a proper
case for the intervention of the defence
less pardoning power, surely a failure
to give to an anxious and curiosity
struck Chief Judge should not debar
him from the executive clemency and
The Third of a Series of Letters by
John R. Mustek Author of "The
Columbian Historical Novels,"
"Brother Against Brother, etc., etc.
I Copyright, 1896, by Funk and Wagnalls
Company, New York.
SON. The most celebrated hotel and bath
ing place in the islands is Sans Souci,
which is near the famous Diamond
Head. Sans Souci has had for its
guests some of the most famous literary
men of the age. Mark Twain spent a
good deal of his time while on the
islands at this place. Jules Verne and
Robert Ixmis Stevenson made it their
home. The latter, in writing of this
cool retreat, said:
If any one desires such old-fashioned
things as lovely scenery, quiet, pure
air, clear sea-water, good food, and
heavenly sunset9 hung out before his
eyes every evening over the Pacific and
the distant hills of Waianfe, I recom
meud him cordially to the Saus Souci."
I found several gentlemen at Sans
Souci who had very vivid recollections
of Stevenson. He is described by all
as a small man weighing, perhaps, less
than one hundred pounds, and an in
veterate cigarette smoker. It is bare
ly possible that nicotine poison has
tened the end of this strange, myste
rious, gifted man.
"He smoked from morning until
night," said the manager of the hotel.
4I am certain he would consume sixty
i c'gare"es a day- He was very pleas
ant, unless irritated, ana then he was
like a madman. Those who disturbed
him while writing or meditating were
sure to hear from him."
Mr. Timmons, city editor of the
Hawaiian Star, said:
"I met Mr. Stevenson while he was
here, and was very strangely impressed
by him from the first. I learned that
he was at Sans Souci, and went to call
upon him. Reaching the quiet place,
I crossed the lanna and entered the
house proper. No one was in sight
but a small, ordinary looking man,
who sat at a table writing.
"Where is the landlord?' I asked.
" He is out,' answered the small
man, and he went on with his writ
ing. " 'Well, perhaps you can answer my
question; I came to see Mr. Steven
son.' "The small man dropped his pen,
arose, and extending his hand, said:
'I am Mr. Stevenoon.'
"This was my introduction to this
remarkable man."
Then Mr. Timmons told me how
Mr. Stevenson came to write his
famous novel, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
"The novel was written on this
island and in this town. The Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde live in Honolulu,
and you will perhaps meet him before
you go. That novel was the off-spring
of a bitter religious war between Rev
erned Father Danion and Rev. Dr.
Hyde, D. D., who has charge of the
mission school in this city for the
training of preachers. The controversy
between the priest and Dr. Hyde
waxed warm, and Mr. Stevenson es
poused the cause of the Catholic priest.
He threw his whole soul into the con
flict, and for a while it seemed as if we
were likely to have a religious war. Dr.
Hyde, able, sharp, and cutting, an
swered him from the pulpit and
through the press until the contest be-
came personally bitter.
nature. At times he thought the doc-
1 tor the very perfection of a gentleman,
J a scholar, and a Christian; at others he
seemed a very demon. This idea
seemed to grow with his morbid fancy,
and he conceived from his wonder
ful novel."
I was anxious to meet Dr. Hyde, the
man who so strangely inspired the
wonderful novel, and when I did meet
him I was impressed that fe was more
Jekyll than Hyde. He is a tall, finely-formed,
highly cultured gentleman,
with a fine scholarly appearance. He
is secretary of the Social Science Club,
a meeting of which I had the pleasure
ot attending, and at which place I
met him.
The club, by the way, is composed
of the most scholarly men on the
Island. President Dole is a member,
and attends the meetings regularly. In
addition to myself there were other
American guests present, the most
prominent of whom were United States
Minister Willis, and the captain of the
warship Bennington. At this meeting
Dr. Rodgers, Secretary of the Labor
Bureau, read an able paper on the la
bor problem, which was thoroughly
discussed and commented upon. One
cannot but realize the force of Ameri
canism in theciub. Chief Justice Judd,
of the Supreme Court, and Prof. Alex
ander, the historian, are members of
the club and were born on the Islands,
yet they, with the others, argued the
question from an American stand
point. The meeting was at the residence
of Dr. Hyde, and although I studied
him closely all evening, I discovered
none of the "incarnate fiend," Mr.
Stevenson represents Mr. Hyde to be
in his novel.
It was while living at Sans Souci
that Robert Louis Stevenson conceived
and wrought out his wonderful book,
and I decided to visit the famous re
sort. To reach Sans Souci I had only1
to take the Waikiki street car, go to
the end of the line and walk the rest
of the way. The ride is a pleasant one,
and well worth the time and ten cents
it costs to make it. It was about two
o'clock in the afternoon when I boarded
the car driven my a native and went
rolling along the street past the gov
ernment grounds and buildings, past
pretty houses half hidden hy graceful
swaying palms, ferns, and the rich
tropical foliage, past banana planta
tions and groves of tall cocoanuts, for
long stretches with the sea beach on
one side and a delightful grove on the
The manager of the famous resort
showed me the room which had been
occupied by Jules Verne and Robert
Louis Stevenson, also the tables at
which they wrote, and narrated some
anecdotes about them. Their rooms
fronted on the beach. After a sea
bath, I returned to tne cool lanna, and
was joined by Mr. Thomas E. Evans,
a gentleman who is stopping at Sans
Souci. Mr. Evans, who is a Royalist
ot the most pronounced type, is a
Canadian by birth. He was promi
nent in pushing the lottery scheme to
which the missionaries objected so
strongly. Mr. Evans claims that it was
no worse to have a lottery on the
Islands than for thousands of dollars
to go out of the country every year to
lotteries in other count, ies. At the
time ot the overthrow of the Queen,
he was in Chicago closing up the con
tract with a company of capitalists for
the lottery. He says that the Chicago
people were to pay the government
five hundred thousand dollars a year
for twenty-five years for the franchise.
Of this sum one hundred thousand a
year was to be expended for a cable to
San Francisco, one hundred thousand a
year for the Oahu Railroad, twenty-five
thousand for the encouragement of
tourists travel, seventy-five thousand
for improvement of roads and bridges,
and one hundred and twenty-five
thousand for the opening of Pearl
Harbor. Mr. Evans did not state
what was to be done with the other
seventy-five thousand dollars, though
it was probably to be used as pin
money for the Queen. The rosy hued
vision of Mr. Evans with other Royal
ists were all dissipated by the sudden
revolt of the missionary element, and
the subsequent overthrow of the queen.
The Royalists are still very bitter
against the Republic. They always
refer to it contemptuously as the Pro
visioual Government, and the adher
ents ol it are styled P. G. S. But they
all have great respect for President
Dole. I have met more thin one who
says the country is safe in his hands
The natives all respect him, but they
want him to be declared King. It is
not the man they object to, so much
as the Republican form of govern
ment. - ,
All of the more intelligent Royal
ists however, admit tint the Republic
has come to stay, and even the Queen
has lost all hope of being restored to
the throne, unless Great Britain or
some Euroea;i power espouses her
cause; which ew-i she admits is not
I have been informed that Mr.
Charles Wilson, the agent and trusted
friend of the ex-Qeeu, has declared
that he is willing to shoulder his mus
ket to support the Republic. He was
the ex Queen's bravest friend in hour
of trouble. He advised her against
the promulgation of the constitution
which brought about to overthrow, but
when he found she was determined,
he declared he would stand or fall with
her. When the uprising came, he was
the only one of her followers willing to
fight the revolutionists. The average
Kanaka doesn't care a fig about any
sort of government. His mind is
taken up with luans, hulas, and fishing
To him life presents no serious prob
lems. He devotes more energy to a
fishing party than to political mat
ters. The sun was setting when I left Sans
Souci, and it was nearly dark by the
time I reached ths street car line. No
car was in sight, and I was told that
it would be fifteen minutes before an
other would come along. I walked
about two hundred paces further down
the track to where a Chinaman has
erected and fitted up a small shop and
restaurant, and look up a seat on the
bench under his awning. The shop
keeper, a man well along in years,
whose queue is turning gray, came out
to keep rae company. On learning I
was from New York, he tried to scrape
up an acquaintance. He had once
conducted a laundry in that city, and
thought the Brooklyn bridge was the
most magnificent structure in the
world. He was more sociable than
most Chinamen, and talked very freely
of the customs and habits of his coun
trymen. He said they had only worn
queues for the last three hundred years.
The queue was not a religious badge,
but a fad of their Emperor. He had
been to China nine times since his first
arrival. Like most Chinamen he had
a wife and children in China and one
in this country, this, he explained, as a
matter oi economy. It was much easier
to support a family in each country
than to be constantly transporting a
family from one land to the other.
The average Chinaman remains in this
country from three to seven years and
then goes back to China, to spend an
equal length of time there and again
The next day in company with Mr
Timmons I visited the government
building proper. It is a large build
ing, two stories in height with lofty
ceilings, and a broad stairway. There
is a large hall below, ornamented with
handsome lite-size portraits of Kame
hameha I, and his wife, Kamehameha
II., III., and IV., and their wives, and
Kamehameha V. These comprise all
the Kamehameha dynasty, the first
great rulers of the nation. The upper
hall is decorated with fine portraits in
oil, must of them life size. There is
a fine portrait of Queen Emma, the
grand-daughter of John Young, the
mate of an American ship who wthe
trusted adviser and general of Kame
hameha I. There is a full life-size
portrait of King David Kalakaua, one
of ex-Queen Liliuokalani, or Mrs.
Dominus as she is now called, and her
deceased husband John O. Dominus.
There is also a fine life-size portrait in
oil of Admiral Farragut, who was very
much admired by King Kalakaua.
Legislative halls, committee rooms and
council chambers, with the various
rooms of the cabinets, are in this
building. The building before the
revolution which overthrew monarchy,
was known as the Palace, and is even
yet so-called by some, though mon
archy is rapidly passing away and the
spunky little repuDlic is every-day be
coming more firmly seated in the sad
dle. The government buildings and all
the departments are guarded by sol
diers. The standing army, composed
exclusively 'of white men, numbers
about two hundred regular soldiers.
The National Guard and the Citizen's
Guard swell this number to about' two
thousand fighting men. They have
two Catling guns, two Hotchkiss rapid
firing guns, two brass six pounders,
and some iron field pieces. Their
force is sufficient to protect the island
from internal troubles and from fili
Their greatest dread is of Japan.
The Japanese, flushed with their late
victory over Chicia. have given utter
ance to some portentous threats against
the Hawaiin Islands for discriminating
against them. With a fleet of gun
boats, a few heavy guns, and two or
three war ships the Hawaiians could
easily defend themselves against the
Japanese. Their harbors are in excel
lent condition for fortification. Pearl
Harbor and the harbor of Honolulu
have promontories, such as Koke Head
and Diamond Head, which, if fortified,
would be impregnable barriers against
warships. John R. Musick.
A Former New England Farmer Tell
of the Magnificent Opportunities Of
fered in North Carolina.
Speaking recently of Mr. Louis de
Lacroix, of Oxford, the Ne7os & Ob-
serxer said:
Mr. de Lacroix was raised and educa
ted iu New Eaglaud. ilia preference
led him to be a farmer, but having no
capital, he worked otherwise with close
apblicatiou for a number of years, and
saved a sufficient sum ot money to buy
a farm in the East. A successful career
in commercial life was exchanged for
one in agriculture.
After seven years' experience, with
very satisfactory results, iu an uncon
genial climate and with noue too fertile
soil, Mr. de Lacroix decided ou a
radical change, aud seeing the property
he now owns advertised in a New York
weekly, he visited the State. Every
thing being exactly as was represented,
a purchase was coucludeJ. Now, ati
the end of two years' residence in Gran
ville county he declares that coming
here was the wisest move he ever made.
He also states that nowhere has he
found the soil to bo quickly and gener
ously resoond to a little attention. Al-
ways a believer m deep ploughing, leyel '
cultivation and the use of labor-saving I
machinery, he succeded in raising an '
average crop of eleven barrels of shelled
com per acre this seasou ou a twenty-
acre held. . He saved upward of 100
tons of hay, worth, at $20 per ton, $2-
000. Last spring an inferior quality
sold at $25 per ton. This hay, however,
he is feeding to milch cows and beef
cattle. He raises a number of hogs i
and keeps a small flock of sheep. A j
believer in mixed farming he feels con
fident that navy beans, barley, broom-
corn and hops plauted on suitable land '
would yield very satisfactory profits
aud the variety would be beneficial to
llie BOli.
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In conclusion, Mr. de Lacroix said
that while exact information about any
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the Eastern offices of all railroads doing
business bevoud the Mississippi, little
information, and that of no value, can
be had at similar ageucies regarding the
magnificent opportunities offered by
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natural advantages that go to make an
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ledge of these facts.
The South is making itself known
and a future of prosperity such as would
have been scarcely dreamed of a few
years ago lies before it. They who are
uise will investigate, choose wisely,
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