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September Delights

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The tourist or pleasure seeker can hardly flnd a pleasanter city to visit than Detroit Detroit is an old city - the oldest city west of the Atlantic seaboard within the limits of the Uuited States. It has a history full of romance, and running back much more than a century. It is one of the wealthiest cities oa the continent in proportion to the population. Itisa peculiarly planned city. No other city of the United States, peet Washington, has such wide streets. It is a city of original and excellent architecture. It is a city of admirably built and pleasant homes. It is a city of parks, lawns, groves and boulevards. lts people, on the residence streets, have almost unanimously removed the ir f enees, so that their handBome houses, with green lawns and gay flower beds in front, often adorned with fountains and statuary, lie open, mile after mile, to the adtniration of the stroller along the shaded walks, or the occupants of carriages in the street. The residence streets are all MAGNIFICEXTLY SHADED by beautiful maple and elm trees, whose long boughs almost meet across the broad Street. Thus the walks run through long perspectives ot leafy arcades, bordered by grassy lawns and blooming flower beds, making them delightful in bright weatner and giving to the dwellings the sylvan air of pretty buildings set in a park. It is a delightful city to wander through, especially as so much of the architecture is original, and so many of its homes are singularly tasty in design and surrounding. But the chief glory of Detroit is its majestie river. No other city in the world has such a noble waterway along its front - so deep, so wide, so pure, so softly blue, and bearing upon its broad bosom the largest commerce that passes any city in the world - a commerce that, whether counted by tonnage or number of vessels, far surpasses Liverpool and London, or New York. With this river at their front door, over half a mile wide at its narrowest point and several miles wide elsewhere, and GEMMED WITH EMERALD ISLANDS, it is small wonder that the people of Detroit, like the peonle of Venice. in Eurone. nlmnst live upon the water in the hot summer weather. They have pleasure boats innumerable, from the tiny shell to the stately yacht Huge steamsbips sail to all parts of the great lakes. There are excursión and ferry boats by the score, enough to handle 50,000 people at once, flying in all directions to summer resorts, anywhere within a radius of flfty miles, at inconceivably cheap rates. One of these resorts are the famous St Clair Plats- the most noted fisbing and gunning grounds in America. Railway trains and eleetric cars also run to various places and resorts. Every day offers new pleasures and fresh choice of excuisions. Belle Island park - one of the largest and pleasantest city parks on the continent with its fifteen miles of smooth drives and walks, its old forest trees, its grassy lawns, cleared of all undergrowth, and furnished with rustic seats, its canals, gay with innumerable pleasure boats, and the other attractions. is close to the city. The best time to visit Detroit is in the month of September, when the first coo) breezes of autuinn begin to temper the summer heat Then, from Sept, 17 to the 27th, inclusive, the great INTERNATIONAL FAIB AND EXPOSITION will be in full operation with all its list ol splendid attractious. Visitors in the city can then fill their days with ever varying delieht. The afternoon nnn h riavntaA + the exposition, with its great cattle and norse show, races, games, regattas, processiona and displays, its magnificent Art Gallery, its vast and wonderful aquarium, its splendid Floral Hall fllle 1 with flowers and fruits from all over the continent, its great display by the United States government, its vast Machinery Hall full of engines, inventions and tools, its display of rich and rare manufactures, and its grand concerts and tournaments. In the evening the city theatres and opera houses, or the expositiou concerts and pleasures, will again attraet one. Or one can take any of the score of pleasant excursions by river, lake or rail, or ajternate, so as to eujoy all of them by turns. The weather will raake no difference with these pleasures. RAIN OR SHINE the exposition programme will go on just the same. The cars and boats c in carry everybody under shelter, and the vast exposition building can eomfortably hold 53,000 people, and show everything just the same, under cover. In fact, should the weather be gloomy so much the more will Detroit be a city for enjoyment, for the great exposition grounds and buildings will be bright and cheerful with electric lights, and so are the city streets and public buildings. If the weather should prove such that farm and shop work have to stop it will beall the more reason for making a holiday of it and visiting Detroit and its great Exposition.


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