Soap Statues at the Second Grand State Fair New Orleans

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Soap Statues at the Second Grand State Fair New Orleans - - - - Che Dailn piemjunc. SECO SECOND DAY. It...
- - - Che Dailn piemjunc. SECO SECOND DAY. It is geflrcely poeeible that two days so entirely entirely dicgimilar in every respect tta were Tuesday last and yesterday ehuald ever again occur. The one soft, dreamy and spring - like, with a sky each as' bends above the favored lnd of Italy ; while the other was chilly and cheerless, with a miserable, drizzling rain and keen, searching wind from the northward that - was anything bat pleasant to those of us who, having remained at home all summer, are UBprepared juat yet for cold weather. Heavy overcoats and thick shoes were brought into requisition. Closely mulfled up and regardless of the uncomfortable Scotch njiat which was prevailing, we took the cars yesterday morning, and it was not long before the shrill whistle ot the steam plow announce! oar proximity to the grounds of the Mchanics' and Agricultural Fair Association. Alighting near the entrance, we were soon within the inclosure. The view which is presented on enteriug the gate id exceedingly tine, and the aeeOLialion certainly deserves much credit for the taste which has been displayed both in the construction of the various buildings and in the mauner in which everything about the grounds has been arranged. The system of drainage is mo it thorough and ettectu.il, a. - i ex - emplitied by the tact that, not withstanding the rain which tell during the day. the walks were perfectly dry before dark, and the tiel is by noon to - day will be in good order. The attendance yesterday, though not nnmerous in the morning, was, towards evening, wben the rain ceased, quite large, a great many ladies coming out, who, with their male escorts, escorts, wandered delightedly through the various various departments, iuepecting the many curious, beautilul and rueful articles on exhibition. Jaeger's Band took position on the stand in the arena and executed several popular airs, which had the effect of majtiug things seem more cheerful. The great Firemen's race, which was to have taken place about noju, was postponed on account of the terribly slippy condition of the tract. The boyg were on hand, however, representing six companies. No. l'J Steam Engine, No 0 Hand Engine, No. 1 - 1 Steam Eugine, No. 13 Hand Engine, No. 6 Hand Engine, No. - 1 Hand Engine, ready lu start, if the judges should so decide. Each company company is to draw a hand engine in the race whenever it comes off. Sunday week is the day fixed with thirty members and on completing completing the mile, to throw water through fifty feet ot hose. The fortunate company is to re ceive as a prize that really exquisite piece of workmanship offered by E A. Tyler, jeweler. Canal street, a complete, pure silver steam engine, engine, valued at f 1800, and which at present occupies a stand in the Octagonal Building, flanked on either side by a bronze statue, one representing Fire " and tbe other " Water." There were no exhibitions of stock in the areDa as advertised, the day being too inclement. inclement. The trial of the i'ur horse plows wan also deferred on this account. We no - noticed quite an addition to the entries of stock, poultry, etc., and when ail the stalls shall Le tilled, purpose to devote special atten tion to this deparimeut. The Miscellaneous Itcartmeut, which is under the rupervision of Mr. W. T. Jiuddecke, contains chiedy home manufactured articles and home products. Near the entrances on the left, is a very tine airplay ol soaps by Mrs. Mclioberte D:ck 43 Common street. There is an immense block of solid pare family soap, weiging iiOKJ pounds, on which is the name ot' the tirtn very artistically inlaid with various Colored soaps. Standing on this block are three stalues made of soap, that re. - eoible yellow marble. One ot these is four feet high, a representation of "Diana;" the two otuers represent " Night ' and " Morning." - They are all dell calely moulded, and are as finely tiuiohed as marble figures. These eutlemcn have other fan - ily coaps on exhibition, ail of which they make in their lactones, corner of Liberty and Jackeou streets. Mr. Dick also ehowed us camples of their palm, pale, and rosin soaps, which they have for cumeimou. Next to this is the very tasteful collectiou of cologues, extracts, pumai am, soap, etc., exhibited by Mr. Auguste Doussan, No. 1011 Chartris sireet. We were agreeably surprised to hud that sach really excellent articles as were upon this stand could be manufactured in New Orleans the essences and perfumes compare favorably with those of Eubius while everything is done up in the neatest packages. Mr. Doussau, remarked lha:, hav ibg the necessary ingredients, there was no reason why we should not rival tne Frencn in lbeB articles. The most etrikiutf feature in bis collection is a large and beauuldiiy pro portioned vase, carved out of solid, pure white toap. in which is a bouquet ot dowers sohj too there are roses, and lilies, tulips, a m.g iiolia, and many other tlowers, looking uve and smelling loo, as natural as possible, for each has itsewn peculiar perfume Near bv is a magnificent display of soap by Mr Keller. 110 Gravier street, the most noticeable feature of which is a spleudid monument. 1.' feet high. Composed of twelve kiu Is of soap, represent ing Italian, Egyptian, American, and the plain white marble. The architectural pr portions of this mouumeut are excee linglv beautiful and true. It attracts universal atteu Hon. Mr. K has. besides, a large qtitntitv ot soap on exhibition, from the finest quality for ( - having purposes to the common sott soap He is very attentive and aives away nnlimiusd cakes of soap to the spectators. Everything in his collection is made by himself of the best materials, at his larga factory, at the corner of St. Andrew and Howard streets and shows what Sou'.hern enterprise may accomplish. James Pyle, of New York, comes next in order, and baa a very tine collection of his O l K. soap, quantities of which he distributee gr - t 111 - ,1'ai an may nave au opportunity to test it a, worth Ue exhibits. al, bluing powder and i - a'arH'us. Mr It. T. Bhtm dispUr soap, eoap powder. yeat ponder, couoeu trated potash for making aoap, aud specimen cl ground Java i often, uear by. Dr. V. K. k.d .I exhibits Hlliter' - Ht'cbor oil. which he his burning iu seven lamp on bis table; it rftves a good light aii 1 is non explosive. J. P. Cr.ies, oa the idm

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 09 Jan 1868, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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