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Going Back To Farms

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Just after the war, when inflated prices painted pictures of fortunes in all kinds of city and town vocations- when banking, insurance and the agency business were supposed to yield wealth almost without limit, and wheu it was believed that fortunes could be madeby merely organizing some kind of stock company and putting the shares on the market, there was a general flocking of young men from farms to cities and towns, to get rich without labor. But that delusion has ended in bitterness and disappointment to thousands all over the land, andproved that the game of living by the wits is one that very few can thrive at. We are beginning to realize that farming possesses one pre-eminent merit- it will yield a living, if nothing more, and that is more thau can be said of niany city pursuits. It is generally esteemed a plodding, unromantic business ; but this is offset by its exemption from the harassments and tragic features that too often mark the painful and exhausting straggle for the maintenance of credit and social position in city life. It requires but a small capital to go to farming. This offers a simple solution to the livelihood problem to all who are willing to work, and it is gratifying to find that the f act is beginning to be realized by mauy wiom f nrolonsred idleness in cities. -


Old News
Michigan Argus