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For reference and greater convenience, I have condensed the information most desirable in the foregoing statement of premiums offered and premiums awarded, which is bere presented in tabular form as follows:

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$5,502 00

150 00

$5,352 00

165 00
89 00
43 00

119 00
101 00
45 00
92 00
109 00

F. Dairy and

84 Batter and cheese.

85 Sugar, honey, and bee-hives. ufactures. Household Man- 36 Bread, preserves, and pickles.

87 Tobacco, toilet articles, etc..

88 Home-made domestic articles.. G. Domestic

89 Factory-made articles...

40 Articles of dress Manufacturea.

41 Articles of leather and india-rubber.

42 Articles of furniture..
Sewing Machines.. 43 Sewing machines.

44 Painting, statuary, photographs, etc.
H. Fine Arts and 45 Musical instruments..
Needlework.

46 Clocks, jewelry, etc...
47 Needle and other fancy work.

48 Miscellaneous
I. Miscellaneous.

49 Models and small miscellaneous machinery
50 Railroad rolling stock.
51 Printing and stationery.

205 00

27 00
170 00

125 00

Totals.

$7,897 00

Speed premiums.
Military premiums...

6,000 00

850 00

Total premiums..

Ordinary premiums awarded and paid..
Less Class 5, withheld..
speed preminm: awarded
Less protests in No. 8 race
Military awards paid..

Total paid to December 12, 1873.

$5,700 00

400 00

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DISBURSEMENTS FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES. The disbursements of the society, previous to my assuming the duties of secretary, and after the report of my predecessor was submitted for 1872, owing to the burning of the records in Mr. Johnstone's office, are unknown to me at this time, but a supplementary statement will be hereafter submitted, based upon a comparison of the stubs in the order book, with the paid checks in the hands of the treasurer. The following is a schedule of expenditures for ordinary purposes from February 7 to December 12, 1873, as per orders issued : On indebtedness of 1872

$459 75 indebtedness of Northern Michigan Agricultural and Mechanical Society. 649 22 executive committee expense account...

1,518 83 locating committee expense account...

22 95 printing, stationery, distributing bills and circulars..

930 34 packing and shipping books from Detroit.

32 60 postage account..

159 80 express, freight, and drayage.

51 63 telegraphing..

23 56 mailing expense of agricultural books.

21 89

118 25 lehip fee National Trotting Association.

25 00 borrowed money account..

4,000 00 interest account.

253 15 secretary's salary.

1,000 00 lumber and nails for mach, ball, store hall, carriage and other buildings on the grounds at Grand Rapids..

569 08 labor of mechanics and others.

343 35 rent of store ball...

123 36 superintendent's assistants.

89 25 Pomological Society.

1,500 00 Valley City Band.

250 00 band wagon for same.

41 00 meals of officers and attendants upon ground.

412 90 carriage and team hire...

51 75 ifuel account upon ground.

9 00 Art Hall expense....

9 82 whitewasbing expense.

38 25 assistant secretary's account.

423 95 assistant treasurer's account.

248 94 marshal and police expense account.

673 16 premium ribbons and badges..

144 18 cutting society's seal.

5 00 merchandise account.

10 90 gate-keepers, expense of.

197 80 premium medals account.

221 73 premium award, publication of...

96 50 desk for society books and accounts...

38 00

Total amount drawn on business orders.......

$14,764 89 DISBURSEMENTS FOR ORDINARY PREMIUMS. The ordinary and special premium orders issued as per award of committees at Grand Rapids, amount to $5,702, assigned to classes and divisions as follows:

DIVISION A-CATTLE. Class 1, Shorthorns.

$366 00 Class 2, Devons.

325 00 Class 3, Herefords..

260 00 Class 4, Ayrsbires..

34 00 Class 5, Alderneys and Galloways..

(Held) Class 6, Grade and native cattle..

78 00 Class 7, Working oxen and steers..

105 00 Class 8, Fat cattle....

255 00 Class 9, Herds and sweepstakes...

175 00

$1,598 00 DIVISION B-HORSES. Class 10, Tboroughbreds...

$248 00 Class 11, Horses of all work..

441 00 Class 12, Roadsters..

404 00 Class 13, Gentlemen's driving horses.

155 00 Class 14, Draught horses..

180 00 Class 15, Carriage and buggy horses.

230 00 Class 16, Jacks and mules...

60 00

$1,718 00 DIVISION C-SHEEP, SWINE AND POULTRY. Class 17, Merino and fine-wooled sheep..

$188 00 Class 18, Southdown, etc...,

147 00 Class 19, Cotswold, Leicester, etc.

99 00 Class 20, Fat sheep.

31 00 Class 21, Swine..

304 00 Class 22, Poultry

199 00

968 00 DIVISION D-FARM IMPLEMENTS AND THEIR TRIALS. Class 28, Wagons and carriages.

$113 00 Class 29, Barnyard articles

6 00 Class 30, Dairy and household articles.

1 00 Class 31, Stores, iron work, etc.....

21 00

141 00 DIVISION E-FIELD AND GARDEN PRODUCE. Class 32, Grain, flour, meal and seeds...

$54 00 Class 33, Roots and vegetables...

160 00

214 00 DIVISION F-DAIRY AND HOUSEHOLD MANUFACTURES. Class 34, Butter and cheese...

$160 00 Class 35, Sugar, honey and bee-bives..

26 00 Class 36, Bread, preserves and pickles.

25 00

211 00 DIVISION G-DOMESTIC MANUFACTURES. Class 38, Home made...

$67 00 Class 39, Factory made.

40 00 Class 40, Articles of dress.

23 00 Class 41, Articles of leather and India rubber.

39 00 Class 42, Articles of furniture....

50 00

219 00 DIVISION H-FINE ARTS AND NEEDLE WORK. Class 44, Paintings, etc...

$66 00 Class 46, Clocks, jewelry, etc..

12 00 Class 47, Needle, wax, shell, etc...

127 00

205 00 DIVISION I-MISCELLANEOUS. Class 48, Miscellaneous articles.....

78 00

78 00 Special military premiums

350 00

$5,702 00 DISBURSEMENTS OF SPEED PREMIUMS. The speed premium orders issued as per award of judges amount to $5,300, assigned as follows to the several trials: Trial 1. Trotting-First premium.

Total....

$100 00 Second

75 00

175 00 2. Trotting-First

250 00 Second

150 00

400,00 3. Trotting-First

150 00 Second

100 00 Third

60 00 Fourth

40 00

350 00 CREDIT. 1873. Feb. 7. By their note due Oct. 1, 1873.

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Trial 4. Trotting-First

$250 00 Second

150 00 Third

100 00 Fourth

50 00

$550 00 5. Running-First

130 00 Second

80 00 Third

40 00

250 00 6. Trotting-First

150 00 Second

100 00 Third

60 00

300 00 7. Trotting--First

250 00 Second

150 00 Third

100 00 Fourth

50 00

550 00 8. Trotting-First and second premiums beld under protest... Protest waived in third and paid..

100 00 Protest waived in fourth and paid..

50 00

150 00 9. Running--First premium...

200 00 Second

150 00

350 00 " 10. Double Team-First premium.

250 00 Second

150 00

400 00 “ 11. Frce for all-First

1,000 00 Second

500 00 Third

225 00 Fourth

100 00 1,825 00 Total...

$5,300 00 The receipts of the secretary's office during the fair were as follows: From percentage on speed entries.

$3,237 50 From sweepstakes entries..-.

160 50 From sale of membership tickets

763 00

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Total...

$4,161 00 Which amount was paid the treasurer and his receipt taken therefor.

TREASURER'S REPORT.
Michigan State Agricultural Society in account with A. J. Dean, Treasurer.

$3,000 00 Mar. 27. By their note due Oct. 1, 1873..

1,000 00 Sept. 16. Received for sale of admission tickets.

1,351 62 Sept. 17. Received for sale of admission tickets.

3,179 04 Sept. 18. Received for sale of admission tickets..

14,645 89 Sept. 19. Received for sale of admission tickets..

7,134 07 Sept. 20. Received for sale of admission tickets.

2,021 38 Sept. 22. Received of G. W. Griggs for booth rent. Sept. 22. Received of C. F. Kimball, secretary.

5,106 00 Sept. 22. From Gov. Jobn Bagley..

4,161 00

100 00 Sept. 22. From Hon. H. Fralick for lumber..

25 00

Total...

* $41,724 00

* Of this amount $1,319 00 was received at the Grand Stand for sale of tickets.

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