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THREE STRONG REASONS WHY—
YOU IHOULD REMAIN IN MICHIGAN. toy A, R. PIUK'I ha th« •<>«■ UUIOIII WIMHKH OMi. |Wby is it »o people of the Mato of Michigan lot “Western f#v f or" sad aro Moving '|o Wat desolate Wooteru atato or to ffftill Mora desolate 1 Waatoru Canada T i On® of the many fftswsrs to the •hove la that they ‘ll v o road the iTproaa agents I flowing account of ow In one occtlon T Ivo an acre aro the i «turn* from lonm- I 000, or 9lf 6 on acre i ro made raJvlng cu mbers, or how In i Mother section tluo p m acre are made A. K. Fierce. * 1 aleing potatoes, and still In another i potion enorpnou* returns are to be $ i lade from apple orchards. [j None of these highly polished tale* hut what can be and are duplicated * right here In Michigan, and It is safe 1 to My, at a less cost for production. ’ Oakland county apple orchards this , Fear are returning to their owners from 9100 to S9OO per acre. Cucumbers drought from 979 to 9100 an acre, and It has been a poor year (there are Many of these poor years out west green If the “pretty book” doesn’t say Rfto) and potatoea are yielding anywhere _Kn 979 to S2OO per acre, according Bto when the farmer sold them. land can be secured In Michigan as as anywhere, and no matter Where you locate In this state you are |p touch, by rail or boat, with all the great markets of the east and middle Five or six miles here In Michigan Mem a long way. but out In western Canada six times six miles is as near As many ever get to a shipping point., ; What chance have they to raise • poultry, cucumbers, tomatoes, apples •r any of the large money-returning drops so blattantly portrayed by the Irrepressible publicity agent? They have no chance at all, for i-*e simple reason these crops and products Must be produced near their market, pod here In Michigan we have the mar gupposing a young man and his wife have 92.000 to Invest. Instead of going' West why not buy a small farm right tere in Michigan, near some good : iprket town and raise poultry, toma- L ms, cucumbers, etc. Start a small or s hard, enlarging It aa fast as Is pos £ Ible put 11 it has grown to five or more t ere# end In twelve years’ time this g‘ij ini young man will be better off fln r i ncillly. than the one who goes west r Into the wilds of western Canada. f rovldod. of course, both are equally good workers, have their health and meet with no misfortunes. The next time you pick up a glowing tale of great riches to be made In some fur-o.T Uldorado. printed In red, green and gold. Just take a pencil and paper and write down the names of - the 1 successful farmers In your section, pnd then rest assured that, In those far away places, successful men are ) jttst as numerous—and no* more so ps they are right here. A poultry raiser once told the writer that his flook of 900 was netting him 100 pel- cent on his Investment, and If he were nearer a big market the re turns would be 139 per cent, and we had no reason to doubt his word for ie had made the raising of poultry a ■ Study and business. Think of raising poultry In western Canada, a thousand miles from the gearest large market and then put Pour Unger on a spot In Michigan where you are not in touch with the great markets at Chicago. Detroit. Buffalo, Cleveland and one might say New York city. In the north, weet and south farm ers specialise, and raise largely one crop and when that falls, as It often does, he has nothing to show for hie year's work. If he la a poor man It gleans working for someone else until another Btart can be made. In Michigan farming Is diversified and the wise fanner does not place all his eggs In one basket —he does not L bpve to —for he can rales anything ex cept tropical fruits here. Hence a Michigan farmer is one of the most In dependent men In these United States for he has his living off hie own farm even in the pooreet of years. Without any exaggeration we feel safe In Mytng that you may take any of the big atorles published to win ( people away from Michigan, and for egery one, you can find one in that vary line here In Michigan to beat It. or at least equal U. Take the euccessful farmer, fruit grower or dairyman In your own sec tion. He did not have to go weet, or to western Canada to succeed, did he? Why not? traPecauee he has studied his business pad Improved It whenever he could. * Mid as he could, until today he is a Access in his line. TTake the life of Frank Crandall of ■•well. Fifteen or twenty years ago he wae a poor man. He saw a chance to buy a farm on a contract and went lb debt something like SIO,OOO. Today E he doesn’t owe a dollar on that farm and Is probably worth at much more. [How did he succeed? ( By making a study of his business 4bd turning a deaf ear to the tales of Untold wealth awaiting the seeker, as sung by the etrsn clothed in red, green and gold. Her song Is sweet, for it tells of things you know not of. and when sought after, la, more often than not, like the pot of gold at the rainbow’s foot—never found REASON NUMBER TWO. Stripped of all verbiage, fads, fan cies and frills, the one great object of human endeavor through all the ages, and the consuming desire of the race, may be boiled down to one word —HAPPINESB! The most colossal blunder of the THE SHARK IS AFTER YOU. ■■ NOT LURED FROM THIS GARDEN OF EDEN—IN MICHIGAN. By Jeeeyk A. Doras la the Iroa Mesa tala Dally Trlbaae-Gaaette. The beet advice to any man: ■•main In wealthy r Michigan Heed not the cry te foreign shore; Mood not the allur tng literature; ■o would but lure you from woalth. chat tels and your park; Can’t you see the enchant of the •Ironical land shark? Remain In Michi gan. tie e field of gold; VBoeeeeod of every } thing, emblaz m \ STie.l bold 1 Michigan Is th« Invincible champion of th* t7nlt*d Bt*t#e joarpli %. for the Invootor. the firmer th* merchant, th* manufac taror th* professional man and the homeseeker. Th* fact cannot b* dls- Rt*d. It ho* *o happened, however. tt th* ■lronical landshark. the rail road and othor tchomen by alluring literature and the employment of other have attempted and In some ea»«a have Induced the unsophisticated to part With his poods and chattels for [ dfciaaoar field# far away' —not nesr so afenrn ao fair, so abundantly wealthy fir the abode of man aa Michigan As compared with other **ctlons, the rggtloo* follow who I* Imbued with the Idea that ther* ar* "groaner flelds far away." will Ard Michigan a paradle* And this. too. IP unreserved whether It he the upper ar the lower peninsula ier both hPMI the advantage* mm •a us Med la aay other paction. ’ I ■ « M race bee been In Its mistaking POWER for contentment. Health and wealth, and opportunity to enjoy both In * normal, sane way, are the greatest factors for human felicity. Wealth gained through pow-er. has destroyed and forever will destroy a greater amount human happiness and health than It can give. Wealth obtained through one’s own labor applied to natural resources, when such labor Is not so overtaxed as to diminish mental and physical en ergy. and the wealth thus obtained gives Its owner no restraining or ex ploiting power over one’s fellow creat ures. tea mighty factor for both health and happiness. , A»‘de from any discussion spiritual, physiological or heredity, health and wealth depend on material environ ment. For health then, we depend upon climate, and sufficient mental and physical exercise and enough wealth to provide us with all necessary bodily comforts and a contented mind A mind freed from the worry or fear of poverty; s mind no longer feverish with the abnormal desires which come from abnormal fortunes procured In abnormal ways. If Michigan cen give more oppor tunities to obtain happiness on this basis than any other state or nation, we are fools not to remain In Mn.ni -BUIf Michigan can give Juet as many opportunities for such happiness as any other state or nation, what can ae gain by leaving Michigan? The human race has blundered l " thinking that the amassing of wealtn by the Individual through squired power to filch from the labor of others a part of their product. wo“M Jrlnif happiness to the race and to the in dividual And It Is still Everything is now reduced to a and cent basis, and every one Is vhaa tng both the dollar and the cent. Sonie m'n are stronger on the scent, end therefore get more of the though their competitors may end often do have more sense. As the real- thing-happiness pend upon an Ideal social end Indus trial environment quite remote from present condition*, the question of re maining In Michigan Is not the Ideal, but one of choosing an environment which will give us the opportunities of enjoying such happiness as caj» and« gotten out of an unjuat and unsocial Industrial system. We ourselves to accept the pretty things of life, not the beatitudes, the gew gaws of personal power as possessor of the dollar, not the real social gems of human existence. We must b# satle lafied to enjoy this brand of happiness ourselves and feel mightily puffed an prided that we have beaten other* to Buch le competition Such Is life In Michigan, and every other state and nation But you can get that •oHat. aT | d that kind of happiness In Michigan In more ways than In any other Mate or nation on earth. Wh y ? Slmpiy because she has more varied climate, more variety of soil, more diversified resources, more numerous Industries than any other state 1 n tine union and equally as much of all these as many whole nations. Michigan alone Is an empire. On her front doorstep she hea metropolitan cities peopled with captains of indus try, of commerce, and labor In n**r backyard the pioneer with coonskin cap. rifle and axe le hewing out a home In the wilderness as *»•***!>•' beaver and slays the game •uate nance as did vur fathers a century ago. She also has fertile farm* on hßlelde valley and plain yielding all the staple products of a king’s table from fruit to nuts. Her manufactories are pro ducing every conceivable commodity from thrashing machines to bre * k *** t foods, and from mining tools and div ing suits to flying machines. She pro duces ox carts for her pioneers auto mobiles for her business men. pleasure seekers *nd farmers, canoeg for her summer resorters and ocean liners to carry the commerce of her Inland seas. While railroads cover the surface or the state as a finely meshed net tne face of a beautiful lady, there la yet money to be made by the J.J building more railroads. Tbe f*’ ar ® many electric lines, yet room for many more as our Industry progresses from our metropolitan cltlea back into the pioneer and lumber districts of our Bt WUh all the Intermediate stages of Industrial and social evolution from tne pioneer days of the pilgrim *At here io the most progressive agriculture, modern manufacturing, transportation, lumbering and mining of coal. Iron copper, lead and other minerals; with 139 QOo acres of land yet unappropr - a ted and a crying need for ‘morsi and better facilities In all lines of trans portation and manufacture to utilize the constantly Increasing bulk of raw material, with labor waiting to be em ployed. does Michigan not offer enough and more opportunities and varieties for the prospective settler to Invest his money than any territory on e*rth with an area of 98.000 square mlles^ While we have a very few extenelve ••capitalistic'* farms In Michigan, the small farm Is yet the big fiactor In ag riculture. The small farm supports the small village with " f° P keepers and Independent handicrafts mem This makes an opening In our industrial economy for a class or in vestors and workers entirely excluded from those states of a few H*®"®**®, I***® 1 ***® Industries and who are rapidly ■ disap pearing In others A man doesn to have a million to live cqmfortably in Michigan. To “remain In Michigan means more than a guest-chamber sojourn. it means the establishment of a perma nent home. A place where one may not only accumulate a competence but where he may live and labor, and lore and play. , . And Michigan hae a playground. What is your Ideal of play? Ath letic eports? The schools and colleges of Michigan are not only the centers of culture and refinement, graduating students from nearly every country on earth to engage In all lines of science and professions, but their standing In the field of sports Is Justly renowned. Is It yachting? A thousand miles of In Michigan we find th* best possible climatic conditions. If you seek health and vigor, Michigan offers It; If It Is an Investment you choose to make, 'you find the real estate, the mine, the tim ber. the aoll and It* products and prod uce, end a ready market None of any thing you can name without the advan tage of the lake or the rtver or the railroad, giving Inlet and outlet; If M is a farm you doslr*. you And the most fertile and most proAtablo soli In the world; If you select to becomo a (BCI • haht everything Is at your very door with e wide margin of profit for the handling; should It bo that you are bent upon being e manufacturer Michi gan offera you that privilege with Its natural advantages which no other sec tlon can The material la within the conflnea of your own state, or can be so imported by water or rail, and sent out In the snm« manner, to defy all competition; should It so happen that you desire to act In the role of the professional man. you are offered every advantage, for you have the Investor, the miner, th* farmer, th* merchant, and the manufacturer who needs your professional services, who can afford, and who Is willing to compensate In full: the homeseeker with all of the advantages that no other atate affords. Ands his real paradise In Michigan. If he desires tho excitement of the city, he may have It; ahould hla choice be a secluded and shady nook beside some babbling brook, so also ho may have It There la a home for every man In Michigan, with ita happy Ashing and hunting grounds, its great aduratlonat institution# Its churches. Its liberal constitution. prnAclent judiciary, excel lently regulated counties, townships and cities, and possessing every tnvalu rble adjunct to make possible all of he advantages In a state where every, thing blooms to make life worth llv- Michigan la "Oad'a country," Remain la Michigan. lakes and rivers wash their sun-kissed waves on Michigan soil. Is It with guu end dog or fishing rod? Mirroring In their placid waters their forest-girt shores wherein lurk wild game of a hundred species and upon their bosoms tossing the water-fowl In countless numbers and variety, a thousand In land lukes and rivers In Michigan teeming with the finny tribe. Invite your skill They are the wonder of the world The playground of the people of Michigan Is truly the garden of the gods. Are your tastes artistic? From the rugged hills of the northern peninsula to the sand domes of Lake Michigan, and from the paatorlal life of the southern and middle countries to the | marts of commerce, the lumber for ests to the placid lake or river with Its plunging cataract, quiet bayous or rippling rapids; the historic spots of national fame, the old mill, the her mit's hut and crumbling forts, there are studies enough for a thousand life times and of sufficient beauty, heart interest or sublimity to set the poetlo blood of the old musters tingling with ecstatic Joy. 4 . , When one realises all these potential blessings and opportunities It is no longer a question of remaining In Michigan, but how can one think of | leaving It to aearch for the happiness | eo near at hund? Yet some who did not realise this have left Michigan. But with few •*- Iceptlona they, like “Owen Moore left town one day Owin’ more than he could pay. Owen Meore came back one day— Owin' more.” Satisfied to remain In Michigan. That Is not exclusively a rich man’s state I For years our eastern and northern I boundaries have been bombarded with tons of literature extolling the riches of Canada and offering "government assistance" to the settler. From the i west and south has come the “call of the wild." from the mountains of the Pacific coast states to the sephyr breezes, everglades and alligators of Florida; yet the population of Michi gan has Increased 19.1 per cent during I the past 10 years. i And from all of those places have come people to remain In Michigan. In fact there Is place and opportu nity for every kind of a person In Michigan except thieves. And despite stringent laws for their suppression, ever, thieves are doing a land-office business. Because the people who remain In Michigan have something that’s worth stealing. Yes, the trust and the tramp are also here. One cannot escape them by leaving Michigan. They are an Inter national disease. They are every where They stand between an honest citizen and the enjoyment of the prod ) ucta of his labor, whether he settles at the antipods or remains In Mlchl j gar. They must be removed by society as a whole, and Michigan Is doing her share as a state to that end. Never theless, with her multiplicity of Indus tries furnishing Innumerable opportu nities for the small Investor and home builder, those who remain In Michigan are better fortified against the trust Industrially, while they fight them po litically. than they would be In a atato where they are at the absolute mercy of the corporations and great land companies. The Michigan dtlsena recognise tkls advantage. Our population has Increased 19.1 per [cent during the last decads by outsid ers also recognllng Its And that’s why w# remain In Mlohl gan. Many and varied are the motives which Impel men to leave home and familiar scenes. These motives s-re found In the patriot and the adventur er, the pioneer and the home-seeksr, the religionist and the fanatic. This wanderlust Is characteristic of ni one race. There la more or loss of ’the Arab In all. In both ancient and modern history are to be found records of the migra tion of entire tribes, from the time of the Wandering Abraham and the Jews. The Ooths overran Europe, toppling over thrones and establishing anew order of things. The migration and conquests of the Germanic tribes changed Normandy, and by intermix ture gave rise to the Anglo-Saxon race In the British Islands. The same wanderlust peopled the new world with Puritans. Pilgrims. Huge nots and Scotch-Irlsh. largely urged •on by religious motives; with the Dutch. Impelled by love of gain, with the Spanish. Portugese and French in aearch of adventure I Discontent with surroundings and desire to better conditions continue to send great numbers to our shores. This wanderlust may be the outcrop iplng of the old nomadic life of our forebears. It has its profitable side, and also Its unprofitable side When as well situated as we are In Michigan, why should It be tndulged In? Wo do not need to leave the old Wolverine State for variety’s sake. There la not a state like It. It Is a .border state, not Insular. Our long boundary line of water brings us Into Intimate touch at scores of places with the varied phases of our sister coun try. The people of Michigan enjoy al most unparalleled opportunities of be coming akin to the world at large. The varied Industries bring to us workers from all parts of the globe. As an example. 20 nationalities call for mall. In their native tongue, at one Michigan postofflee. Here the world gathers Its repre sentatives. With the exception of one i state, It Is the most cosmopolitan. Well does lewer Michigan look like an open hand, with palm extended, to welcome all. There Is variety also In the Indus tries. Here the unskilled hand and the trained mind find ample scope for la bor. No Inconsiderable part of the world's Iron work, copper, etc., cun be traced back to the mines of Michi gan. Every variety of soil is found here With the exception of a few tropical plants, everything can be grown here, from the Canada thistle to alfalfa There are no apples In the world with the flavor of Michigan fruit. So sur rounded by the leavening Influences of the water of the great lakes, that the state Is specially adapted to rais ing fruits of all kinds. Much of the so-called “northern grown seed" Is grown In Michigan. There will be found no heavy mort gage Indebtedness of the farm prop erty. Our physical situation practically precludes devastating storms und un certain seasons. We experience no complete failure of crops, as some states. Hurrounded on three sides by great lakes. Irrigated In every direction by great rivers; countless Inland lakes dot the surface. Water on every side, above and below, both fresh and salt Wide stretches of rich prairie In the southwestern part of the state, un used pine barrens Need not leave Michigan for the sake of gain. No place on earth where men have by honest ways become richer jthar here. Our pine forests are almost Idenuded, but there remain the hard woods. Metals and coal still stored up. (largely untouched In fact. It may be Isald of us, we are the salt of the earth. Our nunurous waters are teeming with (food. Our educational facilities unex celled. From us have gone statesmen and scholars of International reputa tion And our wealth le by no means com pletely exploited. Here Is room for the brightest and most hopeful. Great water powers to be developed, farms to be cultivated, coal mines to be open ed and developed, orchards to be set out. Why. then, leave the old state? Oood-Hearted Cabbage. A well-known expert in cooking en countered trouble In a suburban com munity the other afternoon when she prepared to lecture to the Mothers’ clnb. Her subject was "How to Cook.” She began by telling how much a man appreciates good cooking, and then she proposed to give various recipes. Among the first was one for cold slaw. “To have this best," began the lecturer, "take a good-hearted cabbage and —’* s' At this poftt a young matron Inter rupted. She wag eager to get all the Information possible. "Tell me, please,” she spoke up. “how Is one to know the disposition of a cabbage?"— Philadelphia Timet. REMAIN IN MICHIGAN. A STOREHOUSE OF GOLDEN TREASURE. OPPORTUNITIES GALORE FOR MERCHANT, MANUFACTURERS, HOMESEEKERS AND INVESTORS IN MICHIGAN. B> Mr*. C. M. Cook. La the BlleaSelit ■ Advance. That Inherent qual ity In human na ture which always makes distant scenes appear the fairest is sending many Mlohlganmon to dig for the pot of gold at the rain bow’s end In the far west aad north west, where thv or chard bougns dr--op with the appK* of Hersplradea In Oregon and the golden harvests wave tn the great wheat fields of nortbwestarn Can ada. or his imagin ation Is stirred by the stories of the fertility of south- *l. < «uk. ern soil where nature responds not once but three or four times with a crop when the aoil Is sown for the harvest But before he Joins the exodus the Michigan resi dent should take several things Into consideration which he Is prone to for get when the song of the siren, In the form of some glowing description In stigated by the cunning land shark, is filling his ears. The resident of this state Is apt to think that the era has passed when the young man can acquire a competence In Michigan. He reads of the apple crops of Oregon that yield their owner a competence in a single season. Does he know that In northern Michigan lie thousands of seres of land peculiar ly adapted to the growing of apples, which may be purchased at less per acre than It costs the western grower to Irrigate his land which will produce fruit fur superior In flavor to the western product” That when his fruit la gathered It will not be thousands of miles away from the great centers of population and he, himself, In the pow er of a refrigerator car combine who will dictate shipping rates which he may either accept or leave his fruit un marketed, while Michigan lies within paay distance of the cities of the mid - die west and her shipping facilities, both by land and water, are unexcelled The same care bestowed upon the or chards of Michigan as the western grower gives his crop would Insure to the apple grower of this state the same bountiful returns for his Invest- STATE’S INDUCEMENTS CANNOT HE BETTERED. MICHIGAN’S BRIGHTEST DAYS LAY IN THE FUTURE-—AND NOT FAR DISTANT. EITHER. II) J. W. Hannen In the Traverse t lt.v Record -Eagle. Considerable has been said In these columns relative to the splendid re sources of the state of ML higan for the ho m e s e e ker and home builder, as compared to the much advertised western and south ern state* There have been men from ibis section who have been lured b> attractive liter ature from other states and have learned valuable lessons We /have sought to Wring to the attention of those who are sus ceptible to attrac tlve arguments from the west and south the better opportunities right bore at home and our arguments bat* been aoly supported by those w . ho ,! a tried other « limes and found thi m wanting a* compared with Michigan. There are many reasons why Michi gan people should awake to the "unities Os their home Pint*, and reasons are powerful that tl!*> necessarily command lb* respect and consideration of th# sen gibio man Who seeks u> bet tar his QJ ID! pT «— * 5 CENT f]j O GAR THERE ARE OTHER CIGARS JUST AS GOOD AS COURT ROYALS BUT THEY DO NOT SELL FOR 5f SANTELMO QgAR MfG-Co DETROIT. ALSO MAKERS OF “PASTOPA" THE FAMOUS alO'tClGArt r- 1 It] ■— I g®? 'i* W' ■# ment. And were the beauties of hi* native state as poetically depicted and picturesquely lllustruted as the cata logs and folders with which land men In the south and west are flooding the country, the Michigan resident would he compelled to look upon his own Htnte as the same golden Kldorado that he now regards the fruit lands ol the west. A« no man ever grew the mammoth crimson tomatoes, the succulent green peas and the tender green heads of lettuce which the seed atulogi picture,- so far will the ac ual Investment In these lands fall be low the description written by those whose art It is to charm the ear with beautiful descriptions and golden promises. Seven million acres of productive farm land In northern Michigan, suit able for the growth of wheat, hay and for dairy purposes await the coining of the progressive farmer. In the south •rn peninsula the growing of sugar iteets has become a lucrative Industry. The cold and equable climate of the northern part of the state is unexcelled for the growth of hardy fruits while the southern counties are unequalled In the diversity of their products Ann nowhere In the length and breadth of the state does heat or cold, drouth or flood prevail to the extent that the tiller of the soil find* no recompense for his labors when the harvest Is gathered. Remain In Michigan! Dig In her soil and by the sweat of your brow you will discover a store house which contains golden treasures equal to the pot of gold at the rainbow's end. For the magic lies In the digging' This state offers as great an Induce ment to the merchant, the manufac turer, the homeseeker and the Invest or as it does to the farmer. To the merchant and manufacturer because of Its excellent shipping facilities; to the Investor because values in the State are constantly rising Instead of depreciating and to the homeseeker be cause of the excellence of Its educa tional Institutions and the fact that the state having ne.«n settled by the sturdv pioneers of New \ ork. Massa chusetts and Vermont has been Innoc ulated with thetr spirit of thrift which shows Itself In thousands of beautiful and well-kept farms and homes. Her great fresh water lakes and broad rivers gird about a beautiful penin sula where nature hat painted forest, hill and meadow with the choicest tin’s from her brush and which can be du plicated nowhere else for her sons and daughters because they lack the glam or of that spirit which we call "home ” worldly and social condition. Kventa have shown timing the last few y»-ara that Michigan fruits cun compete with the world us to quality and specific excellence In almost every respect The Michigan apple show, held In Grand Rapids developed won derful p-ogress In fruit culture and commanded the admiration of horticul turists from other state* What i* true of apples Is emphasised with fully r.s great force as to peaches, cherries, strgwocrrle*. and kindred small fruits. \s compared to the western ami south «rn states, the n. irkef for Michigan prodm Is Is unsurpassed, and with In telligent regard fur grading and pack ing Michigan <un outclass any other state In the urihm. when It comes to profitable fruit growing What la true of fruit Is equally true .if general (arm products. Thare are few states In the union which tun excel Michigan In the production of grain gnu vegetable* of the soil. These ud'ant;ig'-s offer Innumerable opportunities for the small or extensive farmer or fruit grower and there are still many thousands of acre* •• f land untouched that' offer opportunity* for wealth and prosperity and at price* within the reach of the most humble home-seeker ftettcr land can be bought In Michigan for from s2<V<>o to SIOO on per nr r than anything that can he offered from the great lauded west at SIOO to SI,OOO per acre. This state doev not require the digging of Irrigat ing ditches. Moisture for the soil is abundantly provided by the thouMUtds of lake* and streams throughout jho state. In addition to the Industrial advan tages. where In the whole Union can be found a state with so many beauti ful natural attractions? Almost at the door of every city there Is some sort of resort where summer recreation un der most healthful conditions can he * enjoyed by those In most moderate circumstances Michigan Is a state of good health and good health Is the chief essential to prosperity and con tentment. Climatic conditions are Ideal. Cyclones and hurricanes are practically unknown and we are not afltlcted with the extremes of heat and cold ,The conditions enumerated are pri mary to the progressive development that Is making Michigan one of the greatest states In thp Union. Added to these we have an educational system second to none. The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Is recognised as one of the best colleges In America. Many of Its alumni are now occupy ing iofty positions of trust and respon sibility all over the country. Men who “WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH MICHIGAN?” **BH E’S ALL RIGHT!”—THAT’S WHAT THEY ALL SAY WHEN COMPARISONS ARE MADE. lly A. B. Itragdnn. Jr., In The Monroe H rrnrilonline rein 1. Eighty years ago when the tide of settlement began moving westward from Massachusetts and New York It went principally to Ohio. Indiana and Illinois. Connecticut's "Western Re serve” was an old settled country, while Michigan was still a wilderness. Marietta and the surrounding country was settled In 1788 and later, and Vin cennes. Indiana, was a farming com munity before the war of 1812. Points along the Mississippi amid the prairies of Illinois shared In the influx of sturdv pioneer*, but Michigan remained a solitude, save for the hardy and ad venturous French who settled Mlchlll macklnac, Detroit and Frenchtown. Tnere was a reason for this. Re port* were current In the east that Michigan territory was uninhabitable and would ever remain a solitude. It whs sntd that along Its lakes It was •o densely wooded It could not be cleared; farther back It was rolling, but the soli on the highlands was too fight to raise anything but a dis turbance; while the Intervening spares were bottomless "cat-holes" and tama rack swamps producing n condition of the human system known as the "Michigan agur." In which every set tler had his own private earthquake every other dny. So settlement lan guished and cam** but slowly. It would be Interesting to dwell on the lives of the brave men and women who came, despite these dire predic tions to carve n home In the Michigan wilderness. It Is n story of privation, hard work and ultimate success The volumes of the Pioneer society give many glimpses of It. Parkman sug gests It; I-ftndman In prose nnd *"*arle ton In ppetry have told It In words that will endure so long a* mankind have In their vein* the blood of pioneers. Rut It Is their success that Is the most notable feature. Two genera tions lat. r and settlers were flocking to Its borders. They found a deep and fertile soil; they found n climate nnd conditions for agriculture far better than those who went to the south and west of them, because they were tdeal for the growth of fruits and cereals. Michigan "amber'' wheat found Its market In Liverpool and was eagerly sought. Michigan apply* were the standard In the markets of the world. At every railroad station long lines of teams unloaded grain, and the plat forms were piled high with barrel* of i epnte*. Its grapes rivalled the sunny hills of southern Ohio: Its peaches were tne equal of those of Delaware. Rye. oats, barley, corn and potatoes were among Its standard crops and yielded to none In quality or abun dance. I Rlttle hy little It* Other resources became known —It* wealth of hard woods. Its pine forests, which mads Michigan white pine the standnrd for const! urt ural use, and as these devel oped coal and salt. Iron and copper were added to Its resources until, bounded oP every side but the south by the natural highway of the great lake*. It became—what It still remains 1 _thc Empire state of the eatly west. . "Distance lends enchantment to the view." and It Is trus that, lured hy [ specious and glowing pictures depict | Ing earthly paradises. Michigan men h**e "sold out*’ and sought the lands have become component part* of our national system of progress. Our state normal schools offer exceptional ad vantages that enable the ambitious youth to secure an education by a mod* erate exercise of thrift and energy, while the Michigan Agricultural col lege Is becoming one of the most po tent Influences of our horticultural and agricultural development. Not the least among the conditions which make Michigan a desirable state to live In. are our great Industrial In stitutions. The factories of this state offer employment to many thousand* of intelligent and skilled working peo ple and their products find profitable markets all over the world. And be sides all these desirable things. Michi gan Is the home of a rhrlstian people Asa general proposition, the men and women of the state have high Ideals e.nd hundreds of economic and social organizations are doing much towards making this a better and more pros perous commonwealth. With all these resources at the com mand of Michigan people, there Is no reason why Michigan rr.tn should not remain in Michigan. of the south. lowa, Nebraska, the Da kotas, California and the coast of the Pacific. They have found disillusion and regret. Those who have sought the south now know that ‘‘garden truck'* and semi-tropical products ere uncertain and Illusory. The fertile prairies of lowa and Nebraska have no advantage over the land they left. California has plucked them and sold them its “glorious'' but flea-bitten climate. Its earthquakes and dust at fabulous prices. The vaunted lands of the northwest, where they were told that apples sold for twenty-flve cents each, were held at such prices, unlrrl gated, that even at that figure it was Impossible to make as good a living as they could on a "Michigan forty." Kven the once despised pine barrens of the old Wolverine state produce vegetables and fruits possessing a flavor not to be found In the high priced. fine looking but vapid and tasteless products of the much vaunt ed earthly paradise. And these beau tiful fruits, tasteless though they be. are only produced hy ceaseless work and care:—auch work and care as, If used on the orchards of Michigan would produce results ns beautiful to the eye and vastly more pleasing to tkc palate. j And so. as they can, they are com ing back from the "land of promise" to the land of fulfillment. And as they realize, as only they can realise who have left the tried and proven old for the untried and problematical new, that the resources of Michigan are as yet unwasted, that Its harvests arc sure and at moderate toll, Its op. portunlties In any line of activity abundant and remunerative, they feH to exrlitlm In crude but expressive slang: "What's the matter with Mich igan? She's all right!" Truly a King Dog They'd been telling dog stories. but the old man sighed as each told his tale. ‘ Ah," he said at last, "but my little dog Jumbo—he was a dog!” "And what happened?” they asked. "He's gorn." said the old man. sor rowfully. "His death was a most af fectin’ thing. Times were bad with mo Jusi then. Piece by piece the furni ture went, till at last we'd only ihe bed left. Then came the hardes' knocks of all—Dec. 31." "How was that?" they queried. "Bver card of the Inland revenue?'* said the old man. "Yet; hut what’s that got to do with the dog?” 'Everything! He heard me tell the missed on the night of the 30th that I hadn't a ha’p’ny left, an dhe was that considerate he went out and died In the cold!” "Rather than eat—” "Eat? No! Rather than lire anoth er day and let me la for a a#w li cense Answers.