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TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 9 June 1864
TO THE EDITOR. SIR :—I ask your advice on a literary subject. I am writing a poem in praise of the greatest General the war has produced, and as I have no weak partiality for any man, and only desire to please the public, I am obliged to make such changes that it really worries me exceedingly. My poem originally began in September, 1801, thus: Oh! George B. McClcllan, That great little man, .Is marching on Richmond As fast as he can 1 After a while I changed it to : Oil I George B. McClolhin, That great little man, He holds back from Richmond As hard as he ran. I had before long io make another variation: Oh! General Burnsido, Thou very big man, Our Lincoln will keep thee As long as ho can I Before I could get to my second stanza, I found the first would not do, and I wrote: Oh! fighting Joe Hooker, That fine dashing man, Ho'll drive all before him, For that is his plan. In a few weeks it was all over with him, and now I am stuck between two great men, who have really, b...
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
EDITOEIAL COMMITTBB: GENTLEMEN. LADIES. CIIAS. GODFREY LELAND, CHAIRMAN, WILLIAM V. McKEAN, PROF. HENRY COPP15E, GEORGE II. BOKER, CRAIG BIDDLE, REV. WM. II. FCRNESS, FRANCIS WELLS, R. MEADE BACIIE, 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 this day shall make us braver and stronger." The pecuniary success of the Chicago Fair surprised even the most sanguine among its projectors. Instead of $25,000, which was announced in their circular as the sum which they hoped to raise, the amount actually paid into the treasury of the Northwestern Branch of the Sanitary Commission, as the net proceeds of the Fair, was over $78,000. The total receipts were $90,000, and the expenses about $11,400. It should be borne in mind that all this money was used in Chicago in the purchase of...
THE TAIB MOVEMENT IN THE LOYAL STATES.—No. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
THE TAIB MOVEMENT IN THE LOYAL STATES.—No. 3. THE CHICAGO FAIR.— Continued. IN addition to the sources of supply to the Chicago Fair, as detailed in our previous number, large quantities of ready-cooked food were sentfrom various partsof the country, notification of the time when it might be expected having been previously mailed to theCommittee. Michigan sent immense quantities of the finest fruit, a dozen times as much as was required by the exigencies of the refreshment tables. Grundy county, Illinois, sent game almost exclusively, nicely cooked and carefully packed, and forwarded with such dispatch that it had hardly time to cool before it was delivered by the express. Elgin, Illinois, from her abundant dairies, supplied a large proportion of the milk used during the Fair—her " milkmen" calling regularly at the dinner-hour with overflowing cans. Nor must we omit to mention the generous manner in which Dubuque came to the help of the dining hall. The Dubuque ladies who vi...
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE FAIR IN NEW T0BK.-N0. 8. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE FAIR IN NEW T0BK.-N0. 8. BY A WOUNDED SOLDIER. THE ART GALLERY. Had the Metropolitan Fair done nothing else, the Art Gallery, its " bright consummate flower," would have saved it from disgrace. There was a long, beautiful room, admirably lighted by day and by night, with not a bad picture in it. There was "every creature's best;" and Mr. COZZENS , one of New York's most distinguished connoisseurs, had made himself, for weeks before, the Orpheus of pictures ; for to his music they danced down from their galleries, up the outside and down the middle, cross one and ri ght and left; and if, after all, he did not want them, they danced back again; there, thanks to his admirable powers of persuasion, hung the choicest gems of private galleries (except the Belmont and Aspinwall collections, which, with princely generosity, were thrown open to the public for the benefit of the Fair). There, at the upper end of the hall, was Mr. ROBERTS' splendid picture—LEUTZES'...
PARAGRAPHS ON PETROLEUM. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
PARAGRAPHS ON PETROLEUM. BY A DISINTERESTED ADMIRER OP THAT ARTICLE. rPHE liberality to the Sanitary Commission, -*• which has been displayed by the gentlemen engaged in Petroleum—the irresistible tendency of that article to rise from the bottom of Pennsylvania meadows to the summit of the stock market—and finally the very perceptible smell of several thousand rock-oily barrels, within a few squares of the " Great Central," induces me to lay before my Fare readers a few remarks on that spontaneous oleaginous natural product—to which I have referred only four times in the course of this sentence 1 DERIVATION OF THE WORD. PETROLEUM , or Rock Oil, is so called—according to a very intelligent and, apparently, self-educated drayman, whom I found transporting the article—" from the way the barrels of it rocks when you rolls 'em along"—" rocking," as I ascertained, being a technical term expressive of the gurgling and shifting of the fluid after much leakage. The organic definition o...
OEMS PROM OUR PRIVATE POST OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
OEMS PROM OUR PRIVATE POST OFFICE. [ LOT THE SECOND.] DELAWARE DEPARTMENT, June 8. DEAR FANNY : Please answer me two questions : What have you taken in all, to-day ? and who has been your best aid ? Yours faithfully, MARIETTA. Answer. PERFUMERY TABLE, June 8. DEAR MARIETTA : A Lemon-ade. Yours, FANNY. [ LOT THE THIRD.] UNION AVENUE, June 8. DEAR JENNIE : Who is that handsome young knight errant who brings so many bundles to your table ? Ever your ADELE. Answer. DEAR ADDIE : Our errant boy. In haste, JENNIE.
OUR SECOND DAY'S EXPERIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
OUR SECOND DAY'S EXPERIENCE. A FAIR is not a bad sort of thing. As -'•*¦ we have had occasion to remark, if you are on committees, and, like pianos and men, have legs, it is pretty severe at first, but you soon get used to it. Women, of course, cannot suffer in the way I have mentioned, and probably have no disagreeable associations connected with Fairs on that account. They have, however, certain enjoyments, which accounts for their fondness for them, without resorting to the deep physiological reflection which just occurred to us. They are, I think, much more sociable, more trusting, and equally as fond of excitement as the sterner sex. All ihese qualities have full scope at the Fair. Put them on committees to attend, and they entwine their arms around one another as if they had been rocked in the same cradle; give them male assistants, and they work them with the same confidence and skill as an accomplished overseer. A man, if unknown, no longer represents an animal against...
" THESANITARY " AND " THE CHRISTIAN." [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
" THESANITARY " AND " THE CHRISTIAN." People of active fancy imagine there is some sort of rivalry between these two Commissions. We have witnessed some very lively controversies on this point. An overzealous youth, of a disputatious turn of mind, on the one side will encounter a sanguine gentleman of combative temper on the other, and they fall to it " pell-mell." But there is no reason in the world for any such argument. The two organizations are in no ordinary sense rivals. Each one supplements a distinct, branch of the military service, and together, like the beautiful colors of the spectrum, they complement each other. This was all explained long ago, but we still find some right-minded, though wrong-headed people, who will persist in confounding the distinct functions of the two Commissions. As far back as December, 1862, Mr. FREDERICK LAW OLMSTEAD issued an order to all the Inspectors of the Sanitary Commission, which set the whole matter in a clear light. In that ord...
WHAT'S THE MATTER. nent newspaper establishment of the first class. This has exercised us sharply for a day or two, and "that's what's the matter." Our clerical staff has been expanded until it looks quite formidable; but large and active as it is, it has been found unequal to the emergency. Very many of our esteemed friends engaged in the excellent and paying work of procuring subscriptions, acted on the sound military principle of keeping heavy reserves. But while that principle is a most salutary one for the army, it is not quite so good for newspaper practice, for these reserves have come down upon us in such masses, at the last hour, as to sweep away all our nicely arranged plans, and to compel us to adopt new ones. And that is a work that no ingenuity can extemporize at midnight. The necessary auxiliaries, however, have been organized, the ponderous new books have been made out, the machinery is in motion, and by this evening we expect to find it in easy and ample operation. Until to-morrow, therefore, it is hoped that our subscribers will cultivate the sublime virtue of patience, which will be all the easier if they reflect that what has been the occasion of a brief delay to them, has been the means of putting much money in the purse of " the Sanitary" to aid the great cause. How aptly the following lines from SHAKESPEAR'S King John applies to the soldiers of the Union: " The peace of Heaven is theirs Who take up arms in such a cause." [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
WHAT'S THE MATTER. nent newspaper establishment of the first class. This has exercised us sharply for a day or two, and "that's what's the matter." Our clerical staff has been expanded until it looks quite formidable; but large and active as it is, it has been found unequal to the emergency. Very many of our esteemed friends engaged in the excellent and paying work of procuring subscriptions, acted on the sound military principle of keeping heavy reserves. But while that principle is a most salutary one for the army, it is not quite so good for newspaper practice, for these reserves have come down upon us in such masses, at the last hour, as to sweep away all our nicely arranged plans, and to compel us to adopt new ones. And that is a work that no ingenuity can extemporize at midnight. The necessary auxiliaries, however, have been organized, the ponderous new books have been made out, the machinery is in motion, and by this evening we expect to find it in easy and ample operat...
THE WAY "THE SANITARY" WORKS [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
THE WAY "THE SANITARY" WORKS The steamboat " Rapley," chartered by the Sanitary Commission, came from the White House on Tuesday night to be loaded with stores. Another steamboat was in process of loading, on Wednesday afternoon, for the White House. Thirty relief agents went down two days ago, and twenty more were to go on Wednesday. About half of these came up as nurses with the wounded on the transport boats. There are over one hundred relief agents at the White House, distributing large amounts of stores, feeding and taking care of the wounded as they arrive at the landing from the front.
THE CAP OF LIBERTY. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
THE CAP OF LIBERTY. Many persons entertain the belief that the Liberty Cap was first used in modern times as an emblem of freedom by the French, during the revolution of 1700. This is a mistake, as will be seen by the following proceedings of the Committee of Safety of Philadelphia, organized early in 1775: "P HILADELPHIA , August 31st, 1775.—At a meeting of the ' Committee of Safety,' held this day, Resolved, That OWEN BIDDLE provide a seal for the use of the Board, about the size of a dollar, with a ' Cap of Liberty,' with this motto, ' This is my right and I will defend it,' "
DM Oil imt CEHTHAL IMS [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
DM Oil imt CEHTHAL IMS The William Penn Parlor and the Department of Facts, Fancy, and Gossip. THE temporary closing of our Great Fair, on Wednesday afternooon, enabled the mechanics to finish up their work, and the various Committees to perfect their arrangements; and everything having been put in order, the Fair opened yesterday morning, with everything in " apple-pie order," and with no fear of any further hitch in the working of the newly-fledged "institution." Yesterday morning at the appointed hour (ten o'clock) the doors were thrown open to the public, and that, " many-headed," sensible noun of multitude took prompt and general advantage of the opportunity afforded it to witness the grandest scene that Philadelphia ever offered for exhibition cr patronage. As the Fair is principally of Pennsylvania growth, we have thought it proper to give an early description of the WILLIAM PENN PARLOR. When the idea of getting up a parlor in the style of the days of the great founde...
SONG OF THE CROAKER. [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
SONG OF THE CROAKER. [Written for " Our Dally Fare."; BY HORATIO ALOE!!, JR. An old frog lived in a dismal swamp, In a dismal kind of way; And all that he did, whatever befell, Wns to croak the livelong day. Croak, croak, croak, When darkness filled the air, And croak, croak, croak When the skies were bright and fair. " Good Muster Frog, a battle Is fought, And the lbcmnn's power is broke," But ho only turned a greener hue, And answered with a crouk. Croak, croak, croak, When the clouds are durk anil dun; And croak, croak, croak In the blaze of the noontide sun. " Good Master Frog, the forces of Right Are driving the hosts of Wrong," But he gives his head an ominous shako And croaks out " Amis verrons 1" Croak, croak, croak, Till the heart is full of gloom, And croak, croak, croak, Till the world seems but a tomb. To poison the cup of life By always dreading the worst, Is to make of the earth a dungeon damp And the happiest life accursed. Croak, croak, croak, When the noon...
" 00 AND DO LIKEWISE." [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
" 00 AND DO LIKEWISE." The following extract from a letter written by a soldier honorably discharged from service, is oft'ered for publication in hopes the noble and self-denying example set by one who never expected the knowledge of his good deed to be extended beyond the very limited circle of his own friends, will suggest similar sacrifices to others. The writer of the letter is a young man who has a strong desire for a better education than his means allow ; and he has worked during one season to earn money to pay for his schooling the next. But his own simple words better explain the man, and illustrate his views and principles. He says: " I suppose you have been expecting to hoar from me that I have installed myself in a good school, and am wading far into the depths of study; but I am sorry to say that circumstances have worked against me. The poet says: ' Who does the best his circumstances allow, does well, acts nobly—angels could no more.' " I have endeavored to do t...
ODE BY THE PRINCE OF WALES [Newspaper Article] — Our Daily Fare — 10 June 1864
ODE BY THE PRINCE OF WALES The following exquisite poem, contributed to Our Daily Fare by His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, should have appeared in our first number, but, unfortunately, it arrived too late. Had the Executive Committee known that it was so near at hand, the Fair would have been postponed for a day or two, in order that so distinguished a visitor might have been received with all the honors. In a private note, which we shall offer for sale at the close of the Fair, H. R. H. assures us that he has introduced an original pun into each stanza, in recognition of the world-wide reputation of Philadelphia punsters. We have detected most of them, and give our readers the advantage of our editorial notes. ORIGINAL POEM WRITTES BY BIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES. [For Our Dally Fare.] I am the monarch of the deep, My kingdom stretches many a mile, Let, wheresoe'er my squadrons sweep, I never leave my native ISLE. (Capital! very like a whale! Isle, s...