Ohios Record at the Worlds Fair - William Ritchie Federal Commissioner & Chairman of Building Commitee

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oHica Record at the World's Fair. Every Department She HaS v 1-.4 i .-.A I " KeC8lT6ll all AWaJTL I i The State Bonding To Be Sola tn No- vember Furniture Boojrht ,.-. ' aa Soavenlr. It Attur-neT-General taaeiAa - as aaacnisa. Cricaoo. III., October 28. Tb beginning of the end of the World's Fair to at hand, and Ohio -hag Invested, in round numbers, $150,000 in the' big show, there" to no small Interest among the thrifty Buckeye people as to what this investment has profited tb Stat and what, will be the salvage npon th building and its furniture. Regarding the latter point W. Alberson. Secretary of the Ohio Com mission, to-day said i "Ot course, there to no telling what we may get out ot tba building. That wlUJUe sold to tb highest bidder some time in November. We have already received 'several bids, but their contents will be unknown until all bid are in and opened together. There are a great many-' bylUIiSKS to be wrecked and cleared away froaavJackaon Park in a very abort time. Times are hard and (his Immense wreckage is certainly gottrg at price which wllV-Tankf tra sura speculation, to thoae-. -; . Wno OCT TBS COMTXACT. As a consequence I shall be perfectly satisfied it we get 83,000 for the building." . Whli talking Mr.. Alberson wa constantly Interrupted -by visitors from his State who wished to purchase chairs,' tables, desks and other Article of turn! ore to keep as aouve- nira ox t'liKi I part lu tn Columbian exposition- With scarcely ezrentloiitheTaimed willing to pay the price set apon each article oy in iommiHsion. . "We have sold out nearly all th furniture, and it has sold verT well. As to our invest ment, the hnilding and furniture have coct us not less than I7U.OX), or, to oat it in other words, Hfrfi.oOO represents the total cost of building and maintaining Ohio's home at the rair. "The items of the costs of exhibits is as follows: Mineral exhibit flUK), agricultural exnibitai-S.000.archwologyjU.iJXl. Iiv atork ,tio, schools 4.uuu, forestry fa.mju. Dsn CK00O. noncuiture il,onu. woman's work fl.Ot!, hortlculinre$l,0(.. sugar 81,000, Toledo Training School exhibit kl.lUO and art 81,000. As it was decided to duplicate all pre miums tuacu uy vnw exiiiouor oi live aiocn, we will have over 3.000 to oar on this arnre. for onr exhibitors have taken over on half the live atock premium lor which THXT HAT! BXEB COWrgTlTOX. - "Bnt these ar not more than on half nf Ohio tnumpns in tne matter ot awards. -w nue we nave notoeen ani to ootatn a list of awards which goto the Buckeye State, we do know that In every department of the machinery exhibit an Ohloan has received an award on account of merit. This to a record to be proud of. Ohio ha every reason t be satisfied with what she has accomplish In mmnetition with th world." Federal Commissioner William Ritchie, alo Chairman oi tne nuiioing wommittee, said: Ohio has been tne only rtate to maintain a perfect and complete system of registration. Immediate! v after the close of the Fair we will publish a list showing how many people from earn Ohio Post-ofTce have attended the Fair. and what percentage of the total attendance from the btate each town or rost-oRice ha contributed. Tide is something which no other State can do. We are also ahead on an other score. No other Siste has received or sent out aa much mail as Ohio. This i an ln- .41 .1... . n .1 fat. in. mA j.n .....I .4 ance will show upas compared with that ot other btates. uur moaest little nuuaing has simply been lull rrom the day it waa opened, and I think that vslisrs checked mora baa. gage here than haa been checked in any other Mate building." Dtscus-ing tne nnai disposition oi onto' World talreileeU. Mr. Kitcblesald: "The monument of Ohio' son will, of toniw. be returned to tb Stat and will lie at once letup at loiuninu. ihe state College will get most of the exhibits, but some will go to the scientific collection of other Stat . ... ...... .w... . 1 ln,l,.tn... " a a I

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 29 Oct 1893, Sun,
  3. Page 9

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