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I naw my wife, three days have past,
With two larp* bundles lmrry fast—tin* heauty,
To catch a car lhr Logan Square;
She cried, while hastening to the l‘’air—'
No bettor wile o’er rode or walked,
No bettor woman ever talked,—she's bright;
Iler nose is straight, her eyes are gray,
Anti when she speaks you'll hear her say—'
Shi 1 left her dinner and her tea,
Hie left her lively children, three—[yell nuwlj
And with those bundles started off,
Apologizing with a—cough—“ Well now! - ’
I cried out “Mary! you look here,
Where is the cellar-key for beer?"—and so on,
She shouted back in accents clear,
So that the words ring in my ear, “ tlo on!”
“Oh, don't go, ma," her vuunge-t squalled;
“Oh, stay at home," the eldest bawled—shut up!
Olio luck she gave, hut eft’ she went,
This answer all she backward sent—‘
“Look out for worms from lofty trees;
Take care of draughts, or else you'll sneeze—tehee!”
So saying, 1 let her depart,
In a lUtli stn et railroad car—t, without her tea —
Next morn a friend up at the Fair
Described my wife as being there—Go in!
’Mid Hags and tables, cloths and toys—
Singing away with hearty voice, “We've busy been.”
Next night, a neighbor said he'd seen
Her fast asleep two flags between—the idea!
Still holding pincushions and things,
And selling thus, asleep she sings, “ They are not dear.
Dless her, I miss her, that 1 know,
llut her good deeds are not lbr show:
The work of her small hands may save
A brother from untimely grave.
01OVI HUT CEITfIAL fill.
We resume our reports of the contents of the
Fair with a few words on
THE CAMP CHEST.
The Good Intent Hose Comp iny No. 2 have
in the Firemens’ Department a Camp Chest,
containing a full set of glass and silver ware
for field service. The chest is made of ma
hogany and firmly bound with brass. The
interior is well packed with articles of glass
and silver, consisting of a complete set for
breakfast, dinner, tea, or lunch, and cooking
utensils to suit. Besides this, there are ra
zors, brushes, looking glass, cigar cases, books,
and various other articles of handsome work
manship, such as plates, soup dish, knives and
Three hundred dollars has been fixed as the
value of the chest and its contents. It has
been presented to the Sanitary Commission to
be given to the General receiving the highest
number of votes.
Ottir, Daily Faee.
Messrs. Evans & Hassall have given
to the U. S. Sanitary Commission a magnifi
cent sword valued at. 52,000. Tlie blade is
of Damascus steel and the diamonds in the
hilt arc said to exceed in value those in the
sword voted to Gen. Grant in New York. It
will be presented to the General receiving the
highest number of votes, and the contest is
carried on in Union Avenue, West of the
We shall, from day to day, keep our pa
trons informed of the state of the books.
The America Hose Co. No. 17, has hit upon
a plan to interest the firemen.. A silver fire
horn, elaborately carved and mounted, has
been given to the Commission to be voted for,
by the Members and Friends of the Compa
nies composing the fire Department. It will
furnish a good test of the popularity of promi
nent gentlemen in the Department.
-“l’m gnins up.”
A table in the Fire Department contains a
large Cake to be presented to the inmates of
the Soldier's Home, and subscriptions are so
licited. The cake is valued at $1(1, and sub
scriptions of any amount will be received.
Wukbi.kr & Wilson exhibit a sewing ma
chine inlaid with pearl, worth tJ.’oO, with rose
wood case. It will be presented to Mrs. Gene
ral M bade. One dollar will entitle you to be
placed on the list of subscribers to this beau
Governor Curtin is not forgotten in the
hurlyburly of votes and subscriptions. Mrs.
Emma llbvlb has given a wrapper, smoking
cap, and slippers, to be presented, by subscrip
tion, to the Governor of Pennsylvania. Fine
black silk velvet is the material used in these
articles, and each is embroidered in tlie most
beautiful manner. The case containing these
articles is on the first table in Union avenue.
Close by the above is exhibited an embroi
dered English Banner Screen, with the Royal
Coat-of-Arms of England. This beautiful
screen was made by Mrs. Ogden, the wife of
our Consul at Quebec, and she gave it to
the Sanitary Commission to be presented to
John Brioht or Richard Corden, “as a slight
token of appreciation by the citizens of the
United States of their services in behalf of the
National cause in Parliament or elsewhere.”
The choice will be determined by the majority
of the votes of subscribers. Subscriptions,
fifty cents. No American should avoid stopping
to add his name to the list.
A beautiful work table is displayed in Union
Avenue, for presentation to Mrs. General
SILVER FIRE HORN,
SMOKING CAP AND WRAPPER.
HEIGHT OR CORDEN,
THE UNION LEAGUE.
In the department for porcelain ware in
Union Avenue, there is on exhibition and for
subscriptions, a splendid group in bisque, to
be presented to the Union League. Each
figure in the group is emblematic of a city in
France. As a work of art it, is perfect.
Rockiiill & Wilson exhibit full suits of
clothing for Aiiuaiiam Lincoln, Admiral Far
ragut, Lieutenant General Grant and Colonel
Crossman; Somers a suit for General Han
cock, and Granville Stokes suits for Gene
ral Meade and Governor Curtin. Subscrip
tions will be received for these, and already
the excitement is perceptible. The clothing
is near to the sword, and it is so “handy” to
slip from the one to the other.
PORTRAIT OF GENERAL MEADE
In the Department of Arms and Trophies,
there is a fine ivorytype of General Meade,
which it is proposed to present to Mrs. Meade
At the northern end of the avenue devoted
to furniture, &c., there is a model of the Cha
pel of St. Deter and St. Paul, with a group
representing the “Taking of the Veil.” This
will be voted for, the candidates being Bishop
Wood, of Philadelphia and Bishop Dominick,
A model baby house is exhibited in the
Children’s Department, and passers-by are
• jlieited with a view to a presentation to the
daughters of General Meade. Subscriptions
are not limited in amount.
THE ORPHANS’ ASYLUM,
In the School Department a miniature house
is up for subscribers at 25 cts, to be presented
to the Philadelphia Orphan Asylum.
At the northern end of the avenue where
New Jersey is located, will be found a hand
some saddle and horse trappings open to vot
ing, the contest being between General Meade
and General Hancock. As it is opposite the
Turkish Divan, one can not fail to find it.
In the Old Curiosity Shop, Mrs. James ex
hibits her famous Washington Album, which
is to settle a contest between the sword and
the pen. Our Fare has already contained a
notice of this interesting book, and we need
only refer to it now, as everybody will stop
and look at the old volume, if only for the
pleasure of having the beautiful young lady
turn the leaves, and above all to have her smile
as you pay your dollar.
THE LEGHORN BONNET.
At a table near the Bohemian Glass Blowers
you will find a beautiful and valuable Leghorn**
Bonnet. In accordance with the Fair fashion
this is to be presented by votes to the wife of
the General receiving the highest number of