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----WIT AND HUMOUR.

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! PURGATORY.

THE CASE OF "PROTECTION."

THE FARMERS' EXODUS TO AMERICA.

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THE FARMERS' EXODUS TO AMERICA. A correspondent writing to the Daily Chronicle says :—A notice appeared the other day in your pub- lication relative to an exodus of eighty farmers to Texas. As it is not ',unlikely that this exodus may be followed by another, will you permit me briefly to remark that probably throughout the whole of the Union furmeis could not choose a more unfavourable State to emigrate to. It is not long since I returned from Texas, and while there had many opportunities of ascertaining the condition of farmers and farming. The great drawl ack is the want of rain. Frequent and prolonged droughts, rendering it always a matter of chance as to whether a farmer will harvest a crop or not. I am in constant communication with a gentleman farming about twenty miles from San Antonio, and only the other day I received a letter from him, in which he says his crop of corn and cotton is almost completely destroyed, owing to the drought. He also tells ire that out of a party of eighteen Scotchmen who arrived at a place about ten miles distant from his ranche, fourteen returned home immediately, as I can well understand. I am also acquainted with a Scotch farmer, who arrived in San Antonio in November of last y-_ar with a capital of £ G00, which he spent in purchasing land and making improvements. His crop tiiero is a complete failure, and he is trying to earn a few dollars by cutting hay, such as he can got. With regard to the "enterprising agent" of the American railway company, through whom, I under- stand, most of these farmers have been induced to emigrate, 1 can only say that the statements made in his lJook are, to put it very mildly, far from accurate, and greatly exceed, both in price and production, what the farmers obtain. I have not referred to sheen raising, for which certain sections of the couniry arc weil adapted, though even on this point Mr. Kings- ourv's estimate of profits is just about 100 per coat, above what maybe safely calculated upon. Trusting that this letter may be the means of deterring ma'y from taking a step which they may learn to regivj when too late.

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THE PRESIDENCY OF AMERICA.…

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BREAKING A PINT AGAINST A…

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THE SALVATION ARMY.

PENTYRCH & MELINGRIFFITH WORKS,

STEEL RAILS VERSUS IRON.

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RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY.

ROYALTY INCOGNITO.

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THE DISCREET BOASTER.

ON THE DEATH OF A YOUNG MAN,…

CHANGE IN THE LAW OF BILLS…

j NEW VOLUNTEER REGULATIONS.I…

SALT MINING IN CHESHIRE.

TRAMPS.

GRAIN CROPS IN AMERICA.

THE NEW CHIEF JUSTICE OF GIBRALTAR.

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CLOSE OF THE SIX DAYS' BICYCLE…

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