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THE ART GALLERY. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
THE ART GALLERY. Among the most remarkable features of the Fair, the Art Gallery deserves special mention. A single room, four hundred feet in length, is of itself a wonder; but when we think of it as lined at the distance of from three to ten feet from the ground with excellent pictures, it will be readily admitted that no exhibition of the kind was ever before witnessed in America. And these pictures are truly excellent, having been, notwithstandng their vast number, carefully selected. Had the Committee on Art taken all which were available, they might have filled a gallery of twice the size of the present one. The best private collections from Boston to the Border have contributed their treasures, thanks to the Committee, aided by the indefatigable exertions of Messrs. JOSEPH HARRISON and JAMES L. CLAQHORN , who did all in their power to ascertain where the choicest pictures were to be found. This part of the Fair alone is in reality well worth far more than the price of a...
OUR HISTORY OF THE SANITARY FAIRS. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 8 June 1864
OUR HISTORY OF THE SANITARY FAIRS. We give on our leading page the first of a series of articles by Mr. Charles Stille * , devoted to a history of the Sanitary Fairs which have been held in this country. We believe that we are guilty of no idle vaunt when we venture to commend these papers to our readers as one of the most valuable records of the domestic history of our war ever written.
THE FAIB MOVEMENT IN THE LOYAL STATES.—No. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
THE FAIB MOVEMENT IN THE LOYAL STATES.—No. 2. THE CHICAGO FAIR. TTAVING, in our first number, presented -*-*- the general features of the " Fair movement," let us now return to the principal subject of these sketches, the several " Fairs" themselves. The constant stream which had flowed to the army during two years and a half, embracing, as has been said, articles of more than seven millions in money value, had, of course, somewhat drained the natural source of supply, the homes of the country. This exhaustion was first felt in the West; not only because the contributions in kind from that part of the country had been most munificent, but also because the reserve stock was there, necessarily, more limited. At this juncture, it became necessary to adopt some expedient, not only to keep up the regular supply which had hitherto been sent forward, but also largely to add to those supplies, in view of a prospective increasing demand. It should have been stated that the work of gath...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
ESITOBIAL COM M I TT E E! : GENTLEMEN. LADIES. CHAS. GODFREY LELAND, CHAIRMAN , WILLIAM V. MCKEAN, PROP. HENRY COPPfiE, GEORGE II. BOKER, CRAIG RIDDLE, i REV. WM. II. FURNESS, FRANCIS WELLS, R. MEADE DACIIE, I 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. of the city summoning the various processions, or accompanying them to the grand central rendezvous. Bands of music playing patriotic tunes — bands of young men and women, singing patriotic songs, enlivened the streets. Every path-way was jammed up with human bodies, so that it was with extreme difficulty any headway could be made. It had been originally supposed that, as the ladies had undertaken the management of the Fair, the articles exposed to sale would be principally such as had been hitherto sold on similar ...
SEBGEANT MILLER ON THE SANITABT. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
SEBGEANT MILLER ON THE SANITABT. NO. I. HUCKLEBERRY, PA., [On tho Mcrryland Border,] May 10,18,60,4. To tho Daly Fare. Respectd editer Esquarc Wen I rcturnd last Fall from the War Where my rite hand was left, bcin dropt in consequents of a sudden colisiun with a very Hard Shel (with a Copper Hed) witch exploded at getysburg it seamed to me that life had so menny crosses that I was farely Plaid out I had found myself in a suden succeshun of astoundin evence like as the mowse remarked wen he walked down The ten Pin aley during a lively Game and was as it ware amazed Thare was I eawled on to play in the grate Gaim of life with nary Hand and yet had egsited grate antisipations like as the Eg Plant observed wen found in the Hen's nest ever sence I had been permoted to a Sarjency. I soon contrived to make the left Hand correspond tho I sometimes spel bad yet and by Dint of practis witch makes perfect, as the widower said who lerned to rite by sineing so many marriage certefikets I...
FAIB—AND SOFTLY! [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
FAIB—AND SOFTLY! A correspondent of the Small Captious kind, has sent us a note commending us to place the word VANITY before that of FAIR—and referring us, for further particulars, to a work by the late Mr. BUNYAN. As our S. C, or Small Cap correspondent, writes badly, forming his w's like o's, we found some difficulty in extracting from the library the book in question. The first pull gave us: Banyan. Some account of the Banyan Tree on the River Nerbudda. London: 1816. This would'nt do. We tried again, and brought up a worldly-minded and profane play, entitled the Boiled Onion—labelled on the cover, in writing, as follows: B. Onion. A Mellow Drama. This was very much like young widowhood with a fresh lover—which has been defined as in the soft, and past the tearful stage. We let down the line again. Net result—Bunions, Corns, and their Cure. By a Chiropedist. In silent wrath we tried once more, and attained to The Pilgrim's Progress. Of this excellent work, which no gent...
THE VINE. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
THE VINE. [Written for " Our Daily Fare."] BY THOMAS BUCHANAN READ. I I sing the vine—the western vine, The newly found, hut not unsung—Whose magic to the minstrel's tongue, Made music flow through every lino. Within its mellow amber deeps, A mild and soothing spirit dwells, As innocent as that which sleeps In Poesy's Castaliim wells: Then bless the wine, the mellow wine, That flows from tho Catawba A'ine. II From east to west, this vine shall spread, Embowering all our vules and hills, And half of all our daily ills, Shall vanish where its light is shed; The fields are joyous where it grows,— It makes the rugged hill-sides glad,— And where with vines tho porch is glad, There dwells tho spirit of repose: Then bless tho wine—the mellow wino That flows from tint Catawba Vine. in The fiends that lurk in burning draughts, Shall no more poison cups of ours;—But when with us young Bacchus laughs, O'ershadowed by our vineyard bowers, The God shall think his cup is filled With honey-d...
OUR FBIVATE POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
OUR FBIVATE POST OFFICE. [ LOT THE FIRST.] TABLE , CENTRAL FAIR, 1 JUNE 8, 1864. / DEAR TOM : What made you look like such a guy yesterday ? Yours truly, AMELIA. [Answer.] SMOKING DIVAN, DITTO, DITTO. MY DEAR AMELIA : Since you so kindly inquire the cause of my sprained ancle, and my black eye, my torn coat and my bad cough—ah-hem! I would say that my sprained ancle was occasioned by standing on tip-toe and trying to look over a three-story bonnet, at my Amelia in the distance; my bad cough by inhaling the dust raised by the ladies' " trains " on the pave; my black eye by a scratch from an oyster-shell worn in a lady's hat, and my torn coat by a bad fall caused by catching my foot in a small hoop-skirt with 416 springs. So soon as I am able to be out, I intend to enlist in the 999th Mass. As for matrimony, that is quite out of the question during the continuance of the present fashions. Your despairing friend, THOMAS W IDEAWAKE. [Endorsed: " Glad he's going—the brute 1 "A ME...
OUR FIBST DAY'S EXPERIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
OUR FIBST DAY'S EXPERIENCE. nnO tell the honest truth, our experience in -^ Fairs has been of the niost limited character. We have, in rural neighborhoods, attended fairs, and, in a meek sort of way, have erected churches, enlarged chapels, improved wardrobes (clerical), and performed, often, good works, which modesty and want of space forbid us to mention. This we have done mainly through the agency of worked slippers and embroidered suspenders. Not wanting these articles, of course, enhanced our merit in our own eyes, and paying a good price for them, enhanced our merit in the eyes of others. We found the business gratifying, easy and meritorious. It never struck us, until two days ago, that a fair had to be got up. We somehow received the impression that slippers and Afghans, and all those breezy and fleecy sort of things that women wear, got themselves made up, and, with a little carpenter and joiner work, made up a fair. Of course, now we cDmc to reason about it, we see...
THE FEAST OF TANTALUS. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
THE FEAST OF TANTALUS. It seemed to be the rule, whether laid down by the authorities or established by common consent, we know not, that the opening day should be one of exhibition and not of sale. The first day of general admission would thus find the Fair undiminished in its proportions, and shorn of none of its attractions. The rule, we think, was a very good one, but a very trying one to the parties interested. The tables were ready, the guests had arrived, the waiters were on the alert, but no one was invited to partake of the Feast. This, to an ardent saleswoman, was trying; to an enthusiastic youth, burning to possess some of the handiwork of his lady-love, positively exasperating. The Restaurant Department was, of course, absolved from all restraint in this particular, and was in tho active fulfilment of its destiny. This increased the uneasiness elsewhere. Persons were observed eating ices who ought to have been buying pincushions; reckless expenditures were notice...
THE TEMPORARY CLOSING YESTERDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
THE TEMPORARY CLOSING YESTERDAY. Shortly after noon, yesterday, the Executive Committee of the Great Central Fair deemed it advisable,to close the buildings until this morning, at 10 o'clock. This was not from any imminent danger, as was currently reported, but from an excess of caution on the part of the Committee, who wished to put the occurrence of accident beyond the pale of ordinary possibilities. Of course a great many absurd reports were started into immediate circulation by those not well informed about the matter, and Rumor unfortunately had, on this occasion, a large addition to her usual number of tongues. Some had the " trusses" giving way, others had the " braces " caving in, and still others had the " abutments" of the " gothio arches " falling down. A great many other startling things had likewise happened. All this had the appearance of a very alarming condition of affairs, especially to those to whom the mystical technicalities of builders and architects w...
OUB KIND NEIGHBOBS. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
OUB KIND NEIGHBOBS. We trust that tho visitors to the Fair will not forget to note the contributions to its attractions which were due to the exertions of our " more distant" friends. We refer especially to the gifts and labors of many warmhearted "JerseyBlues" and "Blue Hen's Chickens," as well as of those in our own State. In the great cities, where every facility for varied and ingenious work is at hand, it is sometimes no easy matter to give a striking specimen of attractive handiwork; and, when we carefully exauiine what many ladies have done who are unprovided with such aids, we must warmly acknowledge the zeal which has been displayed.
THE GRAND ISSUE. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
THE GRAND ISSUE. There is one great thought about the present war that should never be forgotten. It is this: the cause of free government is on trial, here and everywhere, now and for all time. The Union soldiers are fighting the battle of republican freedom for all the world as well as for ourselves, and for all coming ages as well as for the present. Great, then, as our home efforts appear to be, they are dwarfed into insignificance when viewed by the side of their noble work; and we shall have to surpass by far everything yet done before we accomplish anything approaching the height of their deserts.
OUDWMEnTCEJMIl [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
OUDWMEnTCEJMIl Description of the Various Departments Gossip of the Fair. rpiIE Fair opened, yesterday morning, with -*• a great throng of visitors; "fair women and brave men" thronged the avenues and departments; contributors were hurrying in their final goods; fair young dames, with whole parks of artillery in their flashing eyes, and with tasteful scarfs upon their plump shoulders, were hurrying around like Lieutenant Colonels upon a training day, and "things looked like business." The initial number of Our Daily Fare made its appearance just at the nick of time, and tho sheets, hot and fresh from the press, " went off like hot cakes." At noon, or thereabouts, the Executive Committee determined to close the buildings for the day, to re-open at ten o'clock this (Thursday) morning, in order to finish up the decorations, and to make some necessary improvements in a portion of the carpenter work, for reason explained elsewhere. This interregnum has enabled us to jot down some...
THE POET'S BEFLY [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
THE POET'S BEFLY To a rcquoat to contribute to " Our Dally Fare." Why in these breathless, sleepless times, When every hour is liko an age, Should poets pair tho rusted rhymes That climb in every school-boy's page! Are these tho days for idle songs ? Are these tho nights to doze and dream When all our fiery manhood throngs A perilled nation to redeem? Yet blame not him whoso slender tono Blends with the stirring battle-call; 'Twas but a crooked ram's horn blown,— Down crashed tho Godless heathen's wall I A word of cheer may nervo the blow That turns the conflict's trembling scale, And he that never saw his foo May pierce him through his triple mail. OLIVER WEMDELL HOLMES Boston, June 4,18C4.
A HIGH FLYEB. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
A HIGH FLYEB. The following correspondence, which we print from the original documents, requires no comment. It speaks for itself: SCHRAALENBURQH, Bergen Co., \ New Jersey, May 5, 1864. J DEAR SIR: My father, viz., Peter Beucler, has received your letter concerning the Great Central Fair, and I answer for him, as I controll the business myself since the first of April, '63. I will exert all my influence in this locality in behalf of your Fair as long as I am in this place, but I cannot do anything for you in the wagon line, as I am about closing up business to engage in a new enterprise, an invention of my own, to which I intend to devote all my time and energy. This invention is a flying machine, the production of six years study and six months labor. It is just about six years ago when I first conceived the idea of making a machine that would ascend into the elements and wend its way over towns and citties, rivers and oceans, fearing neither beggar nor king. Two years ago ...
FAIRINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
FAIRINGS. At length the solemn days of preparation are ended, and the veiled glories of Logan Square open to tho searching gaze of the eager public. Not yet, however, has the vulgar eye of the "common herd" rested upon the marvelous wonders of the place, for only those privileged ones, who held in hand the " open sesame" of a two dollar ticket, could partake of the original beauty and freshness of the great exhibition on the first day. So the hungry, gaping crowd gathered around the outer gates and peered wistfully through the iron bars to catch a glimpse of the splendor within, while a large detail of that essentially American element, "small boy," did voluntary picket duty wherever a neighboring fence offered a transitory perch. Tuesday afternoon the incessant human tide rushed from all avenues of the city in the direction of this last great wonder. Once fairly inside the charmed gates, and a spell of enchantment seemed to pervade the place. Up and down the long corridors ...
THE COST OF SANITARY SUPPLIES TWO YEABS AGO AND NOW. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
THE COST OF SANITARY SUPPLIES TWO YEABS AGO AND NOW. Of every $100,000 worth of supplies sent by the Sanitary Commission to tho army two years ago, $90,000 worth came directly from the people, without any money cost to the Commission. At the present time, of every $100,000 worth of supplies sent by the Sanitary Commission to the army, at least $80,000 worth must be bought with ready money. This condition of things arises from the fact that the homes themselves, by constant giving from material on hand, have become exhausted, and the people, who have contributed so largely to the "Sanitary Fairs," feel much less called upon than heretofore to go outside of their homes and purchase material. Hence, assuming that during the coming six months the Commission find occasion for distributing an amount of goods equal to that distributed last year, in the corresponding term of time, the money derived from all the Fairs, will do no more than carry the Commission through the coming ...