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GREAT CENTRAL FAIR BUILDINGS, Logan Square, Philadelphia, June, 1864. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
GREAT CENTRAL FAIR BUILDINGS, Logan Square, Philadelphia, June, 1864. The nrtist who prepared the above cut of the outside of the Great Central Fair Buildings in Logan Square, specially for the pages of " OUR DAILY FARE," has done his work so well as to leave but little room for description or explanation. The thoroughfares which form the extreme foreground of the picture are Nineteenth aud Vine Streets. The door of entrance nearest to the person examining the picture is at the northwest corner of the Square, and the perspective sweeps in a southerly and eastwardly direction over the roofs and spires of the city. The noble structure which looms up in the background, upon the left hnnd side of the picture, is the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, the finest specimen of church architecture in the city. On the southern side of the Fair Ground, Wills* Hospital " for the Halt and the Blind" will be seen ; while those who are familiar with our local landmarks will readily rec...
Untitled Ad [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
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THE FAIE MOVEMENT IK THE LOYAL STATES. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
THE FAIE MOVEMENT IK THE LOYAL STATES. fTIHE history of the great enterprises so -*- successfully conducted in various parts of the country, and popularly called " Sanitary Fairs," forms one of the most curious, instructive, and characteristic chapters of American life. Schemes for raising money by the voluntary contributions of the people, for the relief of those who have suffered on the battle-field, have not been uncommon in other countries and in former wars. The great unfailing, popular instincts of patriotism and humanity have often been successfully appealed to. Thus, in modern times, in the early days of the French Revolution, during the excitement of a foreign invasion, offerings of money, the gold and silver plate of the churches and wealthy corporations, and the superfluous finery of the rich were freely laid upon what was called "the altar of the country." In Prussia, when the great national uprising against the French took place, in the year 1813 , personal orna...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
BDITOBIAL OOMMITTBB: QSMTLSMEN. : LADIES. CHAS. GODFREY LELAND, CHAIRMAN , WILLIAM V. MoKEAN, PROF. HENRY COPP£E, GEORGE H. BOKER, CRAIG BIDDLE, REV. WM. H. FURNESS, FRANCIS WELLS, R. MEADE BACHE, ASA I. FISH, CEPHAS G. CHILDS. I MRS. ROBERT M. HOOPER, MRS. E. S. RANDOLPH, MRS. WILLIAM M. PHILLIPS, MRS. THOMAS P. JAMES, MRS. PHEBE M. CLAPP, MISS SARAH F. CUYLER, MISS ANNA M. LEA, MISS GRACE KIERNAN. - MISS LAURA HOOPER, MISS DELIMA BLAIS. to send gifts to individuals, but by entrusting them to capable and responsible agents in the army, who can ascertain where the greatest need exist?, and meet it at once. The United States Sanitary Commission had its origin in a desire on the part of patriotic and enligttened men, in addition to various other modes of improving the comfort and efficacy of the soldier suggested by study and experience, so to organize the collection and distribution of the supplies which come from the homes of the country, as to make them productive of ...
IN THE WILDERNESS, MAY 7TH , 1864. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
IN THE WILDERNESS, MAY 7TH , 1864. BY GEORGE H. BOKER. [The incident contained in the following poem is narrated by a correspondent of the New-York Tribune, in a letter from the battle-field, dated " Wilderness, May 7, 180-1." Mangled, uncared for, suffering, through the night With heavenly patience the poor boy had lain; Under the dreary shadows, left and right, Groaned on the wounded, stiffened out the slain. What faith sustained his lone Brave heart to make no moan, To send no cry from that blood-sprinkled sod, Is a close mystery with him and God. But when the light came, and the morning dew Glittered around him like a golden lake, And every dripping flower with deepened hue Looked through its tears for very pity's sake, He moved his aching head, Upon its rugged bed, And smiled, as a blue violet, virgin meek, Laid her pure kiss upon his withered cheek. At once there circled in his waking heart A thousand memories of distant home; Of how those same blue violets would start A...
OTJB FIRST. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
OTJB FIRST. A sage has said that no Philadelphian is perfect unless he pun. That a Philadelphia newspaper may lack nothing of perfection , we find a corner for the following: Why is the " Great Central Fair" like the rebellion ? Can't you guess it ? Because it is the War-Fare of brothers. As all is fair in love as well as war, one of our Daily Fairies suggests that each of the Brothers in question would have " got along " but lamely had it not been for the help of a—Sister!
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE METROPOLITAN FAIR IN NEW YORK. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE METROPOLITAN FAIR IN NEW YORK. BY A WOUNDED SOLDIER. Our opening day, the 28th of March, came, and we didn't open. We were not ready. There was the Art Gallery "not done," there was the "Arms and Trophies " much behind. Nothing but General WASHINGTON'S old clothes were ready, and they suggested such unfavorable comparisons with other and later heroes that we preferred to keep them out of sight. The Indians were, indeed, entirely ready, and Mr. BIERSTADT, poor man, said if he didn't open soon he should be exhausted, for he had been on the war-trail a number of weeks, seeking his braves, not through the jungles of the forest, but through the more deadly labyrinths of New York grog-shops. There was a truly artistic mingling of colors among these aboriginal heroes. As I have begun backwards, perhaps I had better continue in the same crab-like manner. The Fair, for a month before it opened, had become a monster, living on human flesh. It demanded—like the Taras...
TRITE AND GOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
TRITE AND GOOD. A surgeon at one of the Beaufort (S. C.) hospitals, relates the case of a soldier who was given over to die; disease and despondency combined had robbed him of all energy and hope. In changing his bed, a Sanitary Commission patchwork quilt was put in place of the ordinary bed spread. It arrested his attention, which for days nothing had been able to excite; there was evidently something familiar in it; he became thoroughly aroused, examined it more carefully, and presently discovered his wife's name neatly written in one corner. His interest in life returned, and he rapidly recovered. The chances that this quilt would be put on the right bed were not one in ten thousand, and the housewife who dedicated, perhaps, one of her treasures to the soldiers, could scarcely have dreamed that it would be the means of restoring her own good man to health. The story seems almost too delightful to be true, yet true it certainly is, on the word of an army surgeon, and anybody...
[Extract from a letter by Prof. LIBBER.]. *^0 A STORT FOR THE TIMES. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
[Extract from a letter by Prof. LIBBER.]. *^0 A STORT FOR THE TIMES. NAPOLEON, on one occasion, when speaking of the French Revolution, calls it notre belle revolution. I was reminded of this fact when Senator BUTLER, of South Carolina, told me of the following occurrence, in 1835, soon after the excited times of nullification: Mr. CALHOUN, in a conversation with Senator —then Judge—BUTLER, repeatedly called nullification, a beautiful remedy. The assertion of State sovereignty, against an unconstitutional act of Congress, appeared beautiful in the eyes of Mr. CALHOUN. " Mr. CALHOUN," replied Judge BUTLER, " I am as determined a nullifier as any one, and I am as ready to go as far in the assertion of State sovereignty as you can possibly be;" (Judge BUTLER and many others had, indeed, preceded Mr. CALHOUN in the open avowal of nullification,) "but, to save my life, I cannot see the beauty of it. Nullification is all right, but as to its being beautiful, that is another thing....
A GEOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
A GEOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY. Many years ago there lived in Berks county, Pennsylvania, two neighbors—both Germans, of course; the one a hard-working, peaceable man; the other a notorious brute. It came to pass in the course of time that they quarreled about a ten-acre field, and after two or three personal encounters, " worked the case," by the aid of two attorneys, into a lawsuit. " I always dinked," said a neighbor, " from de way dat land lay, dat dem two fellers vas pound to quarrel—specially ven I heard Hans Schmidt schwear dat he meant to lick everypody as lived mitin ten miles of him." We commend this story to the consideration of those who profess to believe that the separation of the North and South was always " a predestined geographical necessity."
A WORD FOR "OUR DAILY FARE." [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
A WORD FOR "OUR DAILY FARE." This journal is intended to be a lasting memorial of the Great Fair held in Philadelphia in June, 1864, in aid of the operations of the Sanitary Commission—the noblest and grandest work of human benevolence the world has ever seen. In the course of time it may come to be consulted among the materials laid before the future annalist or historian. It should, therefore, be such a memorial as will tell its own story clearly and fully. To this end, it will be a principal object with those who have the paper in charge, to present copious reports of all events and proceedings relating to the Fair, and of its operations while the Fair is in progress. It is their purpose, also, to describe the origin, nature, and objects of the Sanitary Commission, and the effective methods by which they dispense the munificent bounty of the people of the United States to their soldiers in the field. To complete the history of our journal there will be a brief exposition ...
OUR FAIR BUILDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
OUR FAIR BUILDINGS. When Xerxes viewed, from a high tower near Abydos, the magnificent host which he had collected for the subjugation of Greece, his pride and triumph are said to have given way to tears when the reflection occurred to him that the brevity of human life was such that not one of this countless host would survive the lapse of one hundred years. Shall we confess that, on entering the Fair, and contemplating the vast ness of the buildings, the labor and ingenuity employed in their construction, and the taste of their decorations, we felt for a moment, like Xerxes, a pang of regret that their duration was not destined to be eteriial ? Such feelings, however, are, fortunately for human nature, but transitory, and were soon lost in admiration of the energy and taste which had, out of such temporary structures, produced such surprising effects. The grand archway, occupying the main avenue of the square, ninety feet high, sixty-four feet wide, and five hundred feet lon...
HOW IT ALL COMES ABOUT. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
HOW IT ALL COMES ABOUT. "How shall we do for money for these wars?" So queried the Duke of York, in Shakspeare's Richard II., and questions of similar import have fallen from the lips of every Finance minister from the days of " the bald first Caesar" to our own. But here on our soil, and in our day, that question is undergoing a process of solution that never entered into the dreams of the rulers of the old world. Instead of subsidies wrung from plundered subjects, the people pour their willing tribute into the national treasury to furnish " money for these wars," and advancing beyond this cheerful discharge of their duties, come with liberal hands, dispensing munificent gratuities to add to the soldier's comfort and preserve his health and life. This has been done during the present war to the extent of tens of millions of dollars, contributed from private resources and administered by private hands. Such bounty, on such a scale of magnitude, and distributed with such ef...
DDE DW1 &BEAT CEITRAL FAIR [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
DDE DW1 &BEAT CEITRAL FAIR The Inaugural Ceremonies of the First Day—The Speeches Delivered. T OGAN SQUARE, where our own Great -^ Central Fair is held, has a varied history. When Washington Square grew too far into the heart of the city to be deemed a proper place for a Potter's Field, it was converted first into a cattle market, and then into a city park, and the Potter's Field was removed, some fifty or sixty years ago, to a distant northwestern location, where it was thought the march of improvement would never reach, and where the occupants of nameless graves [would be suffered to rest until the last trump should sound. But the city grew up to and around the new Potter's Field; its surrounding commons became covered with fine houses, and it was a Potter's Field no longer, for, in due time, it was converted into a public square, and the latter was peopled with deer and squirrels, the former being somewhat addicted to goring inoffensive citizens, and consequently pr...
COMMENTS. [Contributed to Our Dally Fare.; DIT BATARD TAYLOR. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
COMMENTS. [Contributed to Our Dally Fare.; DIT BATARD TAYLOR. I. Hear me, oh Fatherland! nor hear unheeding, When love and fear commingled swell the cry: In all thy children's wounds thyself art blooding—Thou dar'st not die 1 Thou turnest, shuddering, from the swamps of slaughter ; Thou dropp'st hot tears upon the mounds of slain; Thy tens of thousands pour their blood like water, Oh God! in vain. And still the pale ones, stricken down with-fever, Pray with weak arms, that once were strong for thee, That thou, irresolute and half deceiver, Thy Saviour be! The hour has come: on God's eternal dial The fateful shadow pauses at thy name: Choose thou to live, redeemed through sorest trial, Or die in shame! Choose thou, to be a light among the nations, Sheathing in justice power they else might dread; Or hear them mock thy children's lamentations, That thou art dead! Choose thou, to win forever Freedom's graces, In union chaste and pure, that none shall break; Or vilely st...
READ, YE UNBELIEVERS! [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
READ, YE UNBELIEVERS! Among the various statistics elicited by the great Sanitary movement, we have the following :—Since Fairs have become fashionable, it has been estimated that, by working for them—One million, nine thousand and forty young ladies have advanced in "worsted work" so far as to be competent to darn stockings. Two millions and twenty-three have, by writing letters for the Fair Post Offices, improved their " hand" so as to be able to indite killing billets doux. Three millions one thousand and twenty-five have carried needlework so far as to be able to sew on any button whatever. And yet there are people who "do not believe" in this Fair business!!
WASHINGTON IN PHILADELPHIA. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
WASHINGTON IN PHILADELPHIA. [Two Original Letters from Washington, Contributed to Our Daily Fare.1 BY BENSON J . LOSSING . EDITOR OF OUR DAILY FARE : I send you two unpublished letters of Gen. WASHINGTON to Gen. SCHUYLER , now lying before me. They respectively, have a local interest for us both, one having been written at Poughkcepsie, and the other at Philadelphia. The first of the subjoined letters was written ten days before the British evacuated the city of New York, at the close of the Revolution. WASHINGTON had received a verbal message from SIR GUY CARLETON, on the Gth of November, at llocky Hill, New Jersey, announcing his intention to withdraw his army from New York, as early as possible. At that time, a part of the Continental Army was at West Point, on the Hudson, under General KNOX , and WASHINGTON proceeded to that post to make preparations for the evacuation. On the 14th of November he went from West Point to Poughkcepsie, twenty-four miles further up the Hu...
A NOBLE TESTIMONIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
A NOBLE TESTIMONIAL. The following letter from a soldier tells "briefly and bravely" what the Sanitary is doing: WASHINGTON , D. C, April 4, 1864. Miss , Member of Ladies Executive Committee of Central Fair of Sanitary Commission : For the past two months on arduous duty, and often compelled to seek shelter in the tents of the Sanitary Commission, I have often intended to acknowledge my obligations to that organization through the press, but want of time, together with other causes, has as often prevented my doing so. And, to-day, accident, rather than anything else, prompts my acknowledgments, and to you. On duty at Alexandria, Va., engaged in distributing recruits to the several armies now in the field, I have often found myself with detachments of men, when night was falling around me, with no place of shelter, and never yet have I applied to the Sanitary Commission in vain. The accommodations they provide are not—cannot be—excelled in the army, while those in charge ar...