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CLEVELAND NEWSPAPER DIGEST JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1852

Abstracts 650 - 656

FAIRS & EXPOSITIONS (Cont'd)
fair, procure a suitable hall, where farmers, mechanics, etc., can meet
for social improvements, interchange of opinions, and enter into sub-
jects as may interest them."

(D.D.) "The above suggestions are excellent, and we believe they will not be lost upon the gentlemen who compose the committee of arrangements. They are certainly worthy of consideration. That all necessary arrangements will be wisely and well made, we have no doubt."

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650 - DID Aug. 25; ed:2/1 - "We yesterday walked over the grounds which are to be used for the State Fair, and we must say were much surprised at the extensive arrangements and large area of ground. The place is commonly known as Scovill lot, and is the same place where all the county fairs have been held.... As everything is in confusion we cannot speak as accurately as we would like, but will endeavor to give a more minute detail as the buildings advance."

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651 - DTD Aug. 30; adv: 1/7 - Ohio State Fair Prof. John Wise will make three of his aerial voyages. Ten other attractions.

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652 - DTD Aug. 30; adv: 1/7

Museum of Wonders Ohio State Fair
Wax statuary of the French Revolution

and other novelties

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653 - DTD Sept. 1; ed:2/1 - "Those who visit the coming State Fair with the expectation of seeing a great exhibition, of having a rare treat in the viewing of the finest stock, our own country and Europe produces; of seeing all the improvements in implements of husbandry, and the whole range of the mechanic arts; of having to put up with a good deal of dust, excitement, noise and confusion, with perhaps in many cases less comfortable lodging, ...will go home much wiser than when they came." (8)

654 - DTD Sept. 8:2/3 - At a recent meeting of the ward committee the following were appointed as ward delegates: first ward, A. Merchant; second ward, G. W. Wylie; third ward, S. Belden; and fourth ward, John Blair. This committee canvasses the city's precincts for visitors to attend the coming state fair.

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655 - DTD Sept. 10; adv: 2/5 - A comic troupe of acting dogs and monkeys will perform at the state fair Sept. 13. Also performing will be Herr Von Sptingalen, known as the rotary wonder for his feats in whirling and balancing.

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656 - DTD Sept. 13; ed:2/2 - We give a few hints on conduct at the state fair as follows: Watch your railroad tickets. Most people will have to eat standing. As to sleeping, the ladies at least will be accommodated. Visitors should beware of pickpockets and thieves.

CLEVELAND NEWSPAPER DIGEST JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1852

Abstracts 657 - 664

FAIRS & EXPOSITIONS (Cont'd)

"These hints properly observed, and a general desire to be pleased, will be likely to result in a very satisfactory visit."

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657 - DTD Sept. 14; adv:1/7 - The Museum of wonders at the Ohio State fair consists of 24 wax figures representing the French revolution and will be shown in the building on Pittsburgh st., near Kinsman. Six other acts and novelties will be exhibited.

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658 - DTD Sept. 21:2/2 - Order and sobriety prevailed at the State fair. "It was to us, indeed, a grand moral spectacle such as we rarely have the pleasure of witnessing in such vast concourses of people."

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659 - DTD Sept. 21; ed:2/4 - "Ohio may well be proud of her Great State Fair, - the greatest, perhaps, by odds, that has ever been held in the Union.... Surely such an Agricultural gathering was never before witnessed in the West.... The Fair illustrated another fact, that our Agriculture, Mechanics - all branches indeed of Industry are eminently progressive.

"Let still 'Greater Excellence' then be the motto of our people, and another year and another State Fair will place Ohio first on the list of Agricultural States of the Union."

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660 - DTD Sept. 21:3/2 - The following were among the seven Cleveland companies exhibiting machines and implements at the Ohio State fair held in Cleveland Sept. 15 - 17: J. Stair and Son, cultivators and plows; William Day, a poultry feeder; Parrish and Knight, cooking and parlor stoves. Four other companies had exhibits.

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661 - DTD Sept. 25; ed: 2/3 - "The (Michigan State) Fair was certainly a fine one, forming an era in the Agricultural history of Michigan. The farmers brought forward their products; the mechanics theirs; the artist theirs; and all combined made a collection worthy of the State...." (7)

662 - DID Oct. 5; ed:2/3 - The Cuyahoga county fair will be held Oct. 7 and 8.

"Let there be a large turnout. Our county Fairs, so far as heard from in the State, have all been well attended, and the Agricultural and Artistical display has been unusually interesting."

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663 - DTD Oct. 7; ed: 2/2 - Over 500 entries were made at the fair grounds yesterday.

"We are gratified, exceedingly gratified, with the interest mani fested by the citizens of our county."

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664

DTD Oct. 7; ed: 2/3 - "In consequence of the excitement and attraction produced by the State Fair of Ohio, so lately held in our midst, it was feared by many that so comparatively unimportant a thing as

CLEVELAND NEWSPAPER DIGEST JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1852

Abstracts 665 . 671

FAIRS & EXPOSITIONS (Cont'd)
our County Fair would fail to make a creditable show. But upon visit-
ing the grounds, yesterday, we were agreeably surprised to witness so
large and fine a display. It was much greater than we had anticipated,
and the exhibition far exceeds any former one, upon a similar occasion.'

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665 - DTD Oct. 9; ed: 2/2 - The Lorain county agricultural fair took place Oct. 6 and 7.

"The exhibition of articles, particularly of vegetables and of the dairy, was very creditable."

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666 · DTD Oct. 9; ed:2/5 The following men were elected at the Cuyahoga county Agricultural fair Oct. 7 to serve as officers for the coming year: Morris Jackson, president; A. M. Cogswell of Parma, vice president; A. A. Jewett of Newburg, secretary; John Stair of Cleveland, secretary. Five others were elected on the executive committee. Numerous articles were exhibited.

"Suffice to say, the annual Fair of Cuyahoga county for 1852 was highly creditable to all who aided in its arrangements, and will form an important era in our Agricultural history."

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FAMILIES & FAMILY LIFE
667 · DTD Jan. 9; ed: 4/1 - That woman deserves not a husband's gener.
ous love who will not greet him with smiles as he returns from the la-
bors of the day · who will not try to chain him to his home by the
sweet enchantment of a cheerful heart. Not one in a thousand so unfeel.
ing as to withstand such influence and break away from such a home.

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668 - DTD Mar. 27:3/2 · Are stepmothers so named because of their prone- . ness to trample upon their children's rights or because, when they assume the charge of another woman's children, they generally "put their foot in it?"

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FARM IMPLEMENTS
669 · DTD Jan. 7:3/1 - F. R. Elliott, proprietor of the Forest City
Agricultural warehouse and seed store at Merwin st., Cleveland, offers
to farmers a collection of the best and most esteemed agricultural im-
plements manufactured in the United States. Also offered are a complete
collection of grass, field and garden seeds, also fruit and ornamental
trees and shrubs.

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670 - DTD June 3; adv:2/4 - The cultivator is one of the greatest labor -
saving implements that a farmer or a gardener can have. It is for sale
by J. Stair and Company.

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FARM PRODUCTS
671 - DTD Aug. 7; ed: 2/1 From our exchange we learn that crops in
Canada are uncommonly fine, especially in the western section. In the

CLEVELAND NEWSPAPER DIGEST JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1852

Abstracts 672 - 674

FARM PRODUCTS (Cont'd)
east much damage is being done to wheat by the weevil.

"The Quebec CHRONICLE says: "Should the weather prove propitious, there will be plenty in the land for both man and beast."

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See also Dairy Products; Markets & Marketing

FARMS & FARMING 672 - DTD July 23:2/3,4 - In a letter to the editor, "Bedford" says: We left Bedford on June 24 and passed through Solon, Bainbridge, Auburn, Troy, Parkman and Farmington. All these townships are somewhat broken by ravines and undulating hills.

"It would almost remind you of some portions of New England, where rugged rocks and lofty pines have not yet grown, to look down upon a valley beneath....

"From Rome to Champion we find well cultivated fields, fine dwellings, and thrifty orchards promising an abundant harvest of fruit. Mr. Walker, who resides here, is one of the original pioneers of Champion township, coming into this new country from Pennsylvania at quite an early day. With perseverance he converted the wilderness into a fruitful field....

"We passed through Bazetta, Fowler, Hartford, and Orangeville to West Salem, Pa. This section of country, particularly Fowler and Hartford, is settled with Massachusetts farmers.

West Salem, Pa., the terminus of our journey, is a healihy country, if hills and homely rocks make health, We passed through Vernon, Johnston, Bazetta, to Champion; thence on July 2 through Bristol, Farmington, Parkman, Troy, Auburn, Bainbridge, and Solon to Bedford. Everywhere winter crops promise an abundant harvest. It is a busy time now with the farmer who enjoys hard-earned dollars from the dairy or the farm,

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He says:

FASHIONS 673 - DTD Jan. 9:4/1 - The MEDICAL AND SURGICAL JOURNAL contains a paper read before the Boston Society for Medical Improvement by Dr. W. R. Coale on the present fashion of ladies' dresses in its relation to health.

"With a view of improving their shape, the lower part of dresses of women now consists of six, eight, or even more skirts, made of various materials - cotton, stiff woolen material intended for curtains, called moreen flannel, and at times quilted with cotton wool, weighing together 10, 12 and even 15 pounds. Each of these are supported by string drawn very tightly around the body. Here there, is the first source of evil - the continued pressure and constraint these strings keep up, evidently embarrassing greatly the organs within....

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674 - DTD Feb. 7; ed:3/1 - "Where are the bloomers? We suggest to our lady friends that the present is a favorable time to make another

CLEVELAND NEWSPAPER DIGEST JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1852

Abstracts 675 - 682

FASHIONS (Cont'd)
effort to adopt a shorter costume. Recent manifestations have con-
vinced us that so far as appearances are concerned, there is very little
difference whether dresses are cut up, or pulled up."

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FIRE DEPARTMENT
675 - DTD Jan. 8:1/1 - City council on Jan. 8 authorized the clerk to
issue an order in favor of the hook and ladder company for $30 for re-
pairs.

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676 - DTD Jan. 8:1/1 City council on Jan, 6 appointed W. J. Warner fire warden for the first ward, C. F. Lender for the second, W. H. Potts for the third, and John Simmons for the fourth ward.

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677 - DTD Mar. 29:3/1 - At the city council meeting on Mar. 26, the report from the fire and water committee for the extension of fire limits over Bank and Ontario sts. was accepted.

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678 - DTD Mar. 29:3/1 - At the city council meeting on Mar. 26, the
committee on fire and water was authorized to receive proposals for
the building of a new fire house for fire engine company No. 2 and for
making three hose cars.

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679 - DTD Apr. 20:2/3 - City council last night passed a resolution for the sale of a hook and ladder house to William Delaney for $45.

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680 - DTD May 13:3/2 - City council last night received a petition asking that Thomas McKinstry be appointed fire marshal.

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681 - DTD May 27:2/3,4 At the city council meeting on May 25, the committee on fire and water was authorized to receive proposals for the erection of an engine house for engine house No. 2 and for a hook and ladder house.

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682 DTD June 3:3/1 - On Tuesday evening, June 1, the firemen of this city held their annual election. The following gentlemen were among the 30 elected by their respective companies: W. H. Hayward, foreman; W. Dockstader, secretary; Edwin Hart, treasurer of Phoenix No. 4. John F. Weiss, secretary; E. C. Rouse, treasurer; with the formanship of Cataract No. 5 open. Aaron Merchant, foreman; J. C. Buel, secretary; W. Campbell, steward of Red Jacket No. 6. James Bennett, foreman; J. Harback, secretary; T. Walton, treasurer of the hook and ladder company.

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