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The Centennial

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To the editor of the Detroit Tribune: I have just raceived t'roui Philadelphia a list of articles prepared and being pressed tor exhibition at the Ceutennial of 187G, by the little kingdom of Belgium. The list would fill near six columns of yonr paper. When we take into couside.ratiou the tact that the territory she oeoupies is about half as large again as Michigan, we cannot but think our citizeus do not realize the mugni tude of this great international exhibition. If Bulgium has already furnished a list and secured space tor uch an exhibit of hor product and resourses, what must we expect from otber foreign countries who have been hurd at wolk preparing fot this exhibition and can hide little Belgium away in some corner of their dominions. Tnirty-six ;ign nations have accepted and are preparing thoir goods, wares, and merchanJise tor the exhibition. In looking over the various articles Belgium proposes to display we oan forui soiue idea of schat inay be expccted frotu such great uountries as Englaud, France, Geruiany, China, Japan, eto. Do not give thi& article a passing thought; but let it be in your mimi constantly. Eemember we have soniething worthy of note in Michigan to exhibit to the world. Whore t'oruign countries have been oenturies brigiug themselves to a high dogroe oí' perfection, we have accoruplished in a half ceutury what will astonieh thiMn more than we can be astonished. It only remains for ub to go to work and exhibit our resources and producís, manufactures, eto. Applications for space are beginuing to arrive trom different poiuts, but nothiug in comparison to what they should at this time. Bemetnber that space must be secured. Then you have until Jauuary lst, 1876, before any arti cle goes forward. All articlos for exhibition muat be there by April lst, 187(, except perishable goods aud live stock, which will be provided for in time. Secure your space without delay.


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Michigan Argus