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Michigan At The World's Fair

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A great deal has been written upon this subject. Mr. Paul G. Suekey, the editor of the Hausfreund, has seen the World's Fairs at Paris and Vienna and devotes a column in the Hausfreund, this week, to Michigan at the Chicago World's Fair, from which the following extracts are translated: "This day, the legislature in joint session, in the presence of invited representative men from all sections of }he state, is to decide the question whether Michigan is to be represented at the World's Fair as a state, whether the wealth, splendor and industry of the state is to be represented in a state building, and the sum of money to be appropriated for such representation. Wil our legislature, which has so quently vaunted her economybut in reality not been in earnest about it, will our law-makers finally commence at the wrong place with their oft threatened economy, or will they vote a sum adequate to represent ■the dignity, greatness and wealth of the state, to show the people of the United States and of the world what Michigan is and what she is capable of doing; that the lake surrounded state need not and does not stand behind her sister states in splendor and wealth? "The opportunity comes in 1893 when our country can not only strive with the world in the peaceful fields of productive industry, but also an opportunity when each state can draw the attention of the world to her individual advantages which aTe offered to the industrious laborer, the skillful artisan and the ive capitalist. An appropriate representation will there demónstrate to the Union and the world that the Penínsulas form one of the brightest diadems in the sisterhood of states. Should our legislature desire to practice economy she can do so even if the beginning is to be made without the appropriation for the representation of the state at the Exposition and still represent the state honorably and well. The refunding by the General Government of the $420,000, raised in Michigan by direct taxation in 1861, offers the opportunity to our legislature to properly represent the state without taxing the people of the state one cent, and at the same time invest this unexpected treasure to the best advantage of the entire state. What a-n opportunity is here presented to an economie legislature to grandly represent a great state without taxing the citizens thereof one cent! We are confident thát our legislature will act honorably. Let her look at the legislature of New York for an example of what not to do, a legislature which adjourned without appropriating a dollar for the representation of the wealthiest state at Columbia's Exposition ! Our state will represent her wealth in minerals, her great diversity in agricultural products and herhighly developed manufactural industries in best possible light at Chicago! The miner, the artisan, the farmer, the laborer and the capitalist will each be shown a field of activity unsurpassed by any state for diversity and development; and withal the economy of the legislature need not be endangered, on account of the unexpected influx of the #420,000. An appropriation of $300,000 of this gold will give us a representation which will redound to the honor and benefit of Michigan! "