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THE CINDERELLA STATE. Mr. A. G. S. Baker, a travelled press man, spent a few days in Launceston last week, .Mr. IBaker, who is pictorial editor of the Mfelbourne "Herald," and was formerly connected with the London "Daily Mail," was induced to come to Launceston by members of the Fifty Thousand League. It had been pointed out to him that Tasmania was not re ceiving very generous treatment at the hands of the Melbourne press in some respects, and his method of endeavour ing to come to a better understanding of the case was to see for hIimself. That is the method which Tasmania wants mainlanders to adopt. It will pay them and the state. MIr. Baker went away very much impressed with Launceston. His visit was short, and confined to this part of the state, but once again good general results may be looked for from the efforts of the league. The visitor in his few words of farewell opened up a new outlook on the appeal which Tas mania makes as a tourist resort. Its similarity to England was a point with which he was struck. That, of course. was not new, and the surroundings of Launceston especially have Ibeen admired for that reason. The new light consists of the fact that, as Australia looks to England for increased population by way of migration, migrants will look to Tasmania as a reminder of their home. land. Isfany will settle here, we hops. -11i Utim ss T.LUbp jo Lse
mainland will be able, as Mr. Baker said, to visit scenes akin to those of their native land, and with very small expenditure. It is pleasant to acknow ledge this 'thought of M'r. Baker. We trust that if he returns to England, as he is likely to do for a time, he will lay equal stress there upon this Tasmanian appeal to English people.