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Oriental Farming

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At the Michigan State Farmers Institute, which met in Pontiac this week. Dr. Angelí, president of the university, gave a very iuteresting address on "Oriental Farniing,' yesterday. He said there was nc conntry where the farmer was more backward thau iu China. Their lack of ingenuity and their refusal to use any but primitive implements prevented their advanciug. He ascribes the frequeut famines to the bad roads rendering it impossible to transport the surplus of one section to the sufferer in another. He gave an iuteresting description of their mode of growing tea, rice, cotton and sugar cañe. Regarding Turkey, he said that when the farmers were through with publio contributions they had little left for the_mselves and that the Arnienian farmers were a prey to robbers.