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“ A quarter for four, Sam! Why, when you have sent them all the way to London you will only ask a quarter for twenty-five.”

“El, massa! Dat all true? Den dose are planter oranges-dat planter trade.”

Sam cannot grasp the methods of a large and complex commerce. He walks two or three miles, and spends an hour or more in gathering twenty oranges from a tree. The time and cost are much the same as though he were to gather a thousand, but his brain has no conception of scale.

In Louisiana, the Negroes count a clear, though not a large, majority of votes, and claim to have a clear majority of members in the Chamber. They are backed by Federal troops. Their nominee, William P. Kellogg, is recognised by President Grant as Governor of Louisiana. Yet see the train in which we are going towards New Orleans! By law, a Negro is the White's man's equal; by the railway company he is charged the White man's fare. Is he allowed to exercise the simplest of his rights-to travel in which car he pleases? Never.

An Irish navvy, a Mexican pedlar, may take a seat in any car; but not a man or woman of the

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