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made to do duty, and the exhibition is a great
success. Tropical vegetation, heavy, rich,
gloomy and impenetrable, is grouped before
From the branches overhead hang rich and
pendant mosses, whilst among them is seen a
mischievous monkey and a brilliant-plumed
parrot. Many birds of bright color are in the
trees, a crane is seen extending his graceful
neck from the foliage, and over all hang the
dark green forest roof. No sky is visible, and
the little light which penetrates the foliage is
dim and uncertain. Creeping for the jungle is
a Leopard, ready to spring upon his pYey.
Both these scenes are perfect in their detail,
and are alone, worth the price of admission to
the Horticultural Department.
The ladies have taken a deep interest in the
arrangement of the Horticultural exhibition,
and the committee is indebted to their taste
and industry for much of the success that has
attended this branch of the" Great Sanitary
Fair. A permanent record of the names of
the ladies and gentlemen concerned would be
but simple justice. We can only particularize
a few of the more prominent: Mrs. J. Rhea
Barton, Miss Percival, Miss S. B. Dunlap,
Mrs. Price, Mrs. Parish, Mrs. Dr. Jas. Dar
racli, Mrs. H. A. Dreer, Mrs. ltobt. Buist and
Mrs. Ilarmar have been very active in the good
work. Among the gentlemen we find Mr. D.
R. King, Chairman of the Committee; Mr.
W. L. Shaffer, Mr. I. E. Mitchell, Clias. Har
mar, S. S. Price, R. W. Marshall, J. C. Price,
and Mr. Wagner, who have given their entire
time to the perfection of the display. Messrs.
Jas. Ritchie, Thomas Meehan, Robt. Kilving
ton, Jas. Endie and John Pollock, deserve more
than a passing notice. These gentlemen were
early enlisted in the movement, and have de
voted their whole attention to the arrangement
of the plants and flowers. All have the satis
faction of feeling that the department is second
to none in the Fair in point of attraction,
and as the daily at tendance of visitors has been
from 40,000 to 50,000 people, the pecuniary
success must be assumed.
The Chemical display near the middle ave
nue department is particularly fine. As Dr.
Uhler has charge of it, there need be no doubt
of its succeess in a pecuniary point. The To
bacco trade makes a grand display. The
Chairman of the Tobacco Department, is Da
vid C. McCammon, who is also Cashier of the
entire Fair. A committee of some fifty or sixty
gentlemen attended to the interests of the de
partment, and the result of their labor shows
a cash capital of some $7OOO, together with a
very full and complete stock of everything in
the Tobacco line, from the leaf to the finest
cigar and chewing tobacco; from common
pipes to the best meerschaum and narghile;
from the ordinary snuff-box to the richest em
broidered smoking cap or Turkish slipper.
We have already called attention to the Turk-
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ish Divan, which owes its existence to the lib
erality of the Tobacco Merchants. Wm. M.
Abbey, Chairman of the Committee on Divan,
ransacked libraries, public and private, for
information in regard to Divans, and finally
was fortunate enough to secure from Mr. Wm.
Strutliers, an engraving, which gave the ne
cessary “ ptfints,” and through the exertions
of Mr. Richard S. Smith, the celebrated scenic
artist, and Mr. Iligbee, the carpenter at the
Academy of Music, the Divan was constructed.
A circumstance connected with the contri
butions in stock to this Department should not
be overlooked. Messrs. Samuel Meekings &
Co. had set apart about $7OO worth of smok
ing tobacco, which was unfortunately destroy
ed by the fire at their factory on Water street.
Notwithstanding their severe loss, they have
generously duplicated their donation, and
threaten to send a third donation this week.
It is reported that the committee on the Mis
cellaneous Department was organized last of
all. If this be so the display made by them
is all the more creditable. Just opposite the
strictly miscellaneous tables is a magnificent
display of harness contributed and for sale.
Two saddles, one for General Meade and the
other for General Hancock or Smith, are
being voted for in this department.
The patriotism and self-sacrificing spirit of
the loyal people have not yet been exhausted.
Yesterday there was a pleasing incident con
nected with the Great Fair, illustrative of this
fact. At 12 o’clock a committee of the opera
tives employed in the Jefferson Woolen Mills,
Ilestonville, 24th Ward, handed over to the
Treasurer of the Fair, the munificent sum of
$l4OO, as one day’s income for the operatives.
This mill, which is owned by J. B. Hughes, is
the largest in the county of Philadelphia, and
the operatives have the proud satisfaction of
knowing that their donation is the largest yet
received from any one establishment in this
MACHINERY AND HEAVY-WHEELED VEHICLES,
Opposite to the avenue for furniture, is the
building devoted to machinery, heavy-wheeled
vehicles, boats, and fire-proof safes. It was
designed to exhibit, in this department, the
steam yacht, so generously given to aid the
Sanitary Commission, but it was found impos
sible to transport it through the public streets;
and the vessel, which is one of the finest speci
mens of naval architecture ever constructed
by Philadelphia mechanics, was sold for
But next to this in interest is the coining
presß, constructed by the machinists at the U.
S. Mint. It is perfect in every respect, and
those who desire to witness the operations of
a coining-press should not fail to call in this
avenue and purchase one of the tokens struck
off in the presence of visitors. No more beau
tiful piece of machinery was ever constructed,
and its marvelous operation is the wonder of
Close by this machine, Morris, Tasker & Co.
exhibit a model hot-water apparatus, a screw
ingmachine, andavariety of boilerflues. Benj.
Root & Co. exhibit two of their new double
piston reciprocating steam engines, one is of
three and the other of five horse power, and
both seem fully equal to the work designed for
them. A brick machine by Chambers & Co.
attracts much attention. The model in opera
tion makes miniature bricks which command
a ready sale at one cent apiece, and many
visitors are enabled, in consequence of the
exceeding low price of the article, to carry
away in their hats or pockets several speci
mens. A patent bullet machine, where Minie
bullets are thrown out of a hopper almost as
fast as you can talk, divides the attention with
the brick machine. A souvenir of the Fair
can bo secured here, in the shape of a bullet
for five cents. Merrick & Son exhibit several
of their centrifugal sugar draining machines,
and I. P. Morris & Town & Co. have in opera
tion a hot air engine. Wilcox & Gibbs have
one of their sewing machines at work in this
department, and by the use of the steam,
they show how five or six yards of hemming
can he done in a minute! Any housewife
who would desire anything faster than this,
would, indeed, be hard to please. Farrell,
Herring & Co. have given one of their fire
proof safes, valued at $950. The specimen in
this department is fit for a drawing-room. It
is a rare combination of iron and papicr-mach6.
The samples of heavy-wheeled vehicles and
boats is not very large, but what they lack in
numbers, they make up in quality. In the
midst of them is a plank 1G feet long, 40 in
ches wide and 2 inches thick. It is one of the
largest clear planks ever received in this
MISCELLANEOUS DEPARTMENT TOBACCO AND
In our notice of the different departments,
we come to that marked “ Miscellaneous,” and
those in its immediate vicinity.
Entering the Fair buildings by the Eighteenth
and Vine street gate, and resisting the temp
tation to revisit for the hundredth time the
glorious Art Gallery and the luxurious “ Di
van”—facetiously called “Dive-in," from the
precipitancy with which some gentlemen rush
into its precincts to enjoy its fragrant Havanas
—we see a badge, a blue sash, a fair face and
figure. Stopping a moment for a better view
of the glorious sight, the apparition utters the
words, “Buy a box of surgical instruments?”
We now see on the lady’s badge the letters
“M. D.” Surgical instruments!—M. D.,
could this beautiful vision be a female doctor?
We asked the question, and, with a silvery,
girlish laugh at our stupidity, the fair damsel
pointed to a large sign extending some sixty
feet along the avenue, on which we read,