Mr. T. T. Lyon, President of the State Horticultural Society. From Charles Garfield. In the East, when there are any centennials or similar festivals, horticulture usually takes a back seat. It is a pleasure to see it take the prominence here it is entitled to. It is not, however, surprising, for horticulture has probably done as much for Michigan as any other industrial pursuits. If any one did not know this before, a perusal of this history would show it. It is much to be regretted that so useful a work should have been sent out without an index.