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“ [363] Missouri.” Yet the Prince is not a man to leave such things alone. He deals with emigration as with other matters.

“ We must begin,” his Home Minister lately said in Parliament, “by passing laws which will make the people's homesteads more like home. We must improve our mills, our roads, our railways, our canals. We must build better cottages, open up industries, and set up savings-banks. We want to stop emigration, and we shall do so, not by limiting the right of free movement, but by a whole system of measures for raising the condition of our labouring classes.”

Under such a system Germany is not likely to send out many more millions to America.

Next take the Land.

If we can trust the facts and figures in General Hazen's Reports, the supply of land is no more inexhaustible than the supply of settlers. Old and venerable fictions, such as Irving painted and Bryant sang, are swept away by engineers and surveyors. When Louisiana was purchased from France, the district then acquired by the Republic was described as practically boundless. No one knew how far it ran

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