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Alligator Leather

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Brtween 17,000 and 20,000 alljeat kins are tanned yearly, which atec5 uined by boot aud shoe manufactuJ n every portion of the United States i' well as exported to London and HaiT burg. The alligators formerly camí most entirely from Louisiana, and}( Orleans was the great center of business Tho Florida swamps and morasaeg now the harvest fields, and JacksonviT in that State, the great depot. The alt gators of ten attain a length of eighfoí totwenty f eet, and frequently livn to U very oíd age. The hides are stripJ off, and the belly and sides, the 2 portions fit for use, are packed in J reis, in strong brine, and shippedtotli Northern tanner, who keeps them mfe treatment for from sis to eight montk when they are ready to be cut np. far, the ieather has been mainly in the manufacture of boots and shoa but handsome slippers are also em of it. When a New ïork bank proapc hands over $60,000 on a forged check - is time to wonder whether the ] twenty yeara has improved the sn ness of 'bank cashiers. A new "diamond" mine hos bes discovered in Yuba county, Cal.


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Michigan Argus