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Castor oil. --A druggist tells us that this article is very scarce and dear, yet nothing grows more inxuriantly or is more easily cultivated on every plantation in the South than the Farms Christi plant, out of which it is made. The two facts taken together are almost indicrous. They make a striking commentary upon the absurd and slavich policy which we of the South have so long been persuing of depending almost exclusively upon others for what can be so easily and cheaply made at home. Castor oil ought to twice as cheap in the South as in the North. Importing it is like importing fresh tomatoes and okra in hermetically sealed cans, while these articles will grow much better here than in the places from which they are brought!--N. O. Bullstin.