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Chase Medicine Company

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Coticerniiig Uie Dr. A. W. Chase Jledicihe company tboutbeiug started to push the sale of those medicines, many of the State papers have something to sav. The Grand Rapids Eagle and Leader both speak eutlnisiastically about it. The latter in its Mondáy edüion saysof Ann Arbor and its enterprise : Tlie campus, too, is holy ground. Tlie biightest talents of fhe weH have cooled thenuelvea in the sliade of its abiuidant trees. Besides, the town has really great culture and woalth, otily too ïinicti of it, (as in Kalamazoo) bas ariotocratically retired. No bloeks are going up, no shiill whistles trom manufactories are heard; thei-e is no rush on the streets - all seoms o'.d-fasliioned, silent, asleep. Exceptingthe beiiutiful walks and diives, the happy, substantial houses and grand cburches, tliere are really but two centres of interest and enterprise in this old and clasiical village - the University and the late Hice A. líeal's great mblishicg house. And speaking of the lattcr recaüs an interesting remlnlaceoce and some astoundini! facts. Everyhedy lias heard of "Dr. Uiasirs Receipt Book." lts liistory and growthis n little short ofjmiraciilous ! The ' doctor " lived in Ann Arbor in 1873, and ymr eorrespondentgot the narration from liis own lips. He began without a dollar and peddled the book, then poorly and cheaply publUhed. from house to house. The book took and grew, and over mountains of diffieulties, tlie doctor and his terprise grew accordlngly, uutil with a huga publlshing liouse establislicd and ruiming oil' liis Recelpt liook by the car load, tlie lueky (or unlucky) adventurer sold out for something like 150,000 to that enterprlsing, go-ahead Michigander, the late Hom. Kice A. Beal, who imtnediutely pusliud the novel enterprise beyond uil precedent. It is said that over one inilllon and a half ot' these books weresold 'm tlie United States previous to the death of Mr. Beal. íuhI a large company is bciii organlzed onder the leadership of one Ilicks to manufacture the medicines thua extensively adveriiscd. The Ann Albor íolks seem to tliink that Warner with nis "Safe" remedies, and all tlie other pill and bitter men, must clear the track when they getrtarted. Graat seems to be the rule and golden the harvest of these modern nostrum venders! Everybody seems to besick and bound to (lose and doctor, henee through such avenues the mostgigantic fortunes are rolled uji. A wcll advertised pateat medicine or siiocessful curative establishment is botter tlian a gold mine. WitnessHerrick, Ayer, Hostetter, Chase and allthe othcrs. The educational advantages of Anu Arbor iré a pride to the State, a helping to the workl. lts librarles are unsurpassed. lts professors have world-wide repntatlons. Stsiiil and quiet thoiiirh the town may be, t is the great center ot western culture and Bcientillc knowledge. No college has a tiner repiitation (especially in the departnient of law) In the United States. H'ell may it"be said that the Michigan University is deserving of the mo?t liberal legislation and ampie support. Then leave the peaceful, educated, pious old town with genuine regret. B}' the sale of these books alone the name and fame of Dr. Chase are more wide-spread than could have been attained by the expenditure of $100,000 in advertisiugin the newspapers of the country. Wlth this wonderful start airead}-, there is a capital opportunity for the making of a fortune in the sale of the medicines. It will be a good thin; fbr Ann Arbor if the lieadquarters of the company should be In this city.


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