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zing as if daybreak would never come. Well, the period of gathering the harvest of sweets has come, and now, after preparing the world to expect sugar for the taking away, it is discovered that the yield is deficient, that the tall rank, green cane, twelve feet from root to top, is deficient in crystallizable matter, and that the most mature and promising to the eye falls short of furnishing, in good product, six hundred pounds to the acre! The whole crop, if a nipping frost keeps off to Christmas, may be above the average of the last three years--we hope it may even exceed that — but beyond that no excess can with confidence be looked for, nor can any safe guide of public opinion prudently promise more. The evil, however, has been done, and done, too, by the planters themselves. They will force the world to believe that their crop is worth only one-half what it should bring them; and human folly certainly cannot be so blind as to expect in such cases not to be believed. It only