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Fine times for extortions.

--The present crisis is the best opening for extortions and small speculations known in the history of the South. An old lady, long since dead, but at one time extensively known about Chatham as ‘"Aunt Sally,"’ said on one occasion that ‘"people may talk about their ten and twenty per cents, but as for me, I'm a poor old critter and satisfied with one. If I buys a thing for one dollar and sells it for two, that's all I cares to make." ’ Recent developments in these regions of the globe seem to indicate that all the ‘ "Aunt Sallys"’ are not dead yet Many there be whom we fear, in the progress of civilization, have slightly improved on the old lady's programme, by buying for one and selling for three. It is said by Burns that ‘"man was made to mourn."’ If Burns had lived in this day he would have changed the refrain to ‘"man was made to be swindled. "’--Dannills Register.

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