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The old North State. The Hon. Mr. McKay, of North Carolina, addressed the late Macon Commercial Convention. From his remarks we take the following: Well, sir, while I may boast of what my State has done, I may boast of what the Southern Confederacy is determined to do. I may be pardoned if I take up a few moments of yo
and I stand here to day for the purpose of letting you know what we are doing.
In the first place, then, I will show you something that has no Yankee about it. (Mr. McKay exhibited a bundle of socks that appeared to be very substantial.) These can be afforded at $1.75 per dozen, cheaper than those we have been in the habit of rece , that while they professed to run that amount of yards, run only 75!
They did not run half as far as the Yankees did when the Southerners were after them.
Mr. McKay exhibited some cloth suitable for ladies' dresses — the patterns of which were so becoming that a gentleman, whose wife had clothed herself therefrom last Sunday