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The Lansing Excursion

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The excursión to Lansing on tlie 13th was a very píeasant alïair and highly appreciated by some 400 people. The route was via South Lyon, Brighton and How ell. The road passes through some rich farming country. The large amount of new sowed wheat is lookiug fine, late rains giving it a deep green color and rapi idgrowth. The pasture flelds, in which a short time since the grass seeined entirely killed out by drought and heat, are now putting on all the f reshness of spring time and stock is now grazing on this fresh uew grass as if they had just come out of hard winter. The train arrired at Lansing al half past 12 o'clock, and as the excursiouisls wended their wny up towo in a long procession they created no little surprise. After dinner the various poiuts of interest were visiteC, of which the uew capítol was the most attractive. The poet says "A thiug of beauty isa joy forever," and the people of Michigan can well congratúlate theraselves that they now have this joy in the magnificent proportions of its slale capítol, erected ut a cost of $1,500, 000. It is situated on a beautiful plat of ground, 12 acres in extent, ouly a short distance from the business center of the place. As the crowd entered the capítol they found ver}' gentlemanly attendants to show up the various places of interest in the building. John McCann on the first floor met the straogers in the rotunda and very kindly conducted them to all parts of the building. The museum was much admired as it contains various relies of the civil war, such as flags of the various regiments, as well as rebel colors captured m battle, pistola, swords, shells, etc. The library we are proud to say has but few that equal it ia this country. It is a model of beauty and elegance and is complete iu all its superb appointments a good model for our university library. The supreme court room is a large beautiful room arranged in faultless style. The two halls of the legislature are the great center of attraction, large, massive and complete in all that pertains to legislativa halls. These walls are now beinjf put in readiness for an extra session of the legislature of 40 day's duration for the purpose of disposing of the vexed quesüon of taxation. The postoffiee at Lansing is decidedly an elegant afïair, and Ann Arbor ruay well be anxious to have one like it.


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Ann Arbor Democrat