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"War to the Knife."

Many of the letter envelopes manufactured in the North exhibit a ferocious spirit, which we are happy to see finds no imitators in the South. One of the most popular envelope mottoes is ‘"War to the knife and the knife to the hill."’ What a ferocious, savage, implacable spirit! Why wouldn't ‘"war to the knife"’ answer, without adding that superfluous piece of bombast, ‘"and the knife to the hilt?"’ Oh, most truoulent and bloody-minded belligerents, compared with whom the warriors of Shanghai are modest and unassuming. ‘"War to the knife and the knife to the hilt,"’ when, as Bethel proved, the mere exhibition of a North Carolina knife at the end of a gun made the ‘"knife and hilt"’ gentry take to their heels at a speed which beat the best time of Planet.

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