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Division L includes a variety of miscellaneous articles having no relation to each other, representing many of the largest industries in the State. For instance, the great lumber interests, the great salt interests, and the great mineral interests, each of which, if properly represented at the fair, would at least fill a class, are coupled with a hotel signal, best horse-shoe, best operating swing, the best prepared drain, and a variety of bells. There were ninety-one entries in this division, the salt interest being well represented.

The military display by the competing companies was very satisfactory, as may be seen by reference to the published award list, but the few entries indicate a want of interest which would justify the abandonment of the military premiums. The base ball tournament afforded an infinite amount of fun and hard work for those immediately interested, but it is doubtful whether it is a paying innovation. A gold medal and silver medal are yet due the winning clubs, which I trust the committee will authorize some party to design and purchase.

The speed department cost in premiums $5,880, and returned in entry fees. $2,872 and about $2,000 in grand stand receipts, as I learn from a letter of Treasurer Dean to the Treasurer of the East Saginaw Driving Park Association.

The Pomological Department, under the auspices of the State Pomological Society, reports a fairly successful exhibit, with good promise for another year. This department was donated for expenses, $300; premiums, $1,200; and for ordinary printing the cost has been about $200, or a total of $1,700, to which should be added a back-pay donation by the executive committee one year since of $1,000—making $2,700 for 1874. The secretary of that department reports their expenses $33 11, and their premium awards $42 50 in excess of the appropriations, $1,500, and that the department will probably ask for the coming year, for premiums and expenses $2,000, and for back-pay deficiencies $1,000total $3,000.

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES.

1873.

Total receipts to December 15, as per Treasurer's statement...
Total expenditures per orders issued-

Old orders previous to 1873...

Business orders to December 15, 1873.
Premium checks to December 15, 1873-.

Balance in treasury December 16, 1873, subject to order............. 1874.

By Treasurer's statement received for current year.

1874.

Received by Secretary and paid Treasurer as per his receipts-
From Reuben Armstrong, returned premium.......

From advertising collections 1873..........

From rebate and medals....

From sweepstakes and herd entries.

From base ball clubs....

From membership tickets..

From school admission tickets.

From speed entries..

From John P. Allison, booth rents.
From John P. Allison, sale of hay.
From overdrawn checks corrected.

Total....

- $41,724 00

$ 2,058 58
14,784 89

11,002 00 27,825 47

$13,898 53

31,716 54

$45,615 07

$250 00

17 50 5 00 165 30 115 00 1,030 00 33 00 2,872 50 4,065 25 69 20 52 00

$8,674 25

EXPENDITURES.

The following is a digest of all the bills for which orders have been issued from December 16, 1873, to January 12, 1875:

Vouchers.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Kalamazoo County Agricultural Society,

Premium awarded in 1872.....

M. Shoemaker, Jackson,

Executive committee expense, 1872....

Geo. W. Griggs, Grand Rapids,

Northern Michigan Agricultural Society orders.-----

Wm. M. Ferry, Grand Haven,

Executive committee expenses, 1873....

Geo. W. Griggs, Grand Rapids,

Police and other expenses, fair of 1873.

6.

A. J. Dean, Treasurer, Adrian,

Executive committee expenses at Eaton Rapids..................

7.

A. H. West, Detroit,

Drayage on chicken coops M. P. A..

8.

Edwin Phelps, Pontiac,

9.

Paid workmen at fair of 1873. Cornwells, Price & Co., Detroit, Stationery in 1872..

10. M. S. Smith & Co., Detroit, Engraving medals fair of 1873..

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20. R. Bean, Hudson,

Northern Michigan Agricultural Society premium.... C. F. Kimball, Secretary,

21.

Salary January, February, and March.... 22. M. Shoemaker, Jackson,

Executive committee expenses..

23. C. B. Turner, of Pontiac Gazette Co.,

Printing and stationery in November, 1873..

Printing and stationery in January, February, and March, 1874.. 24. Secretary's office,

Paid executive committee expenses, C. L. Whitney.

Paid express and freight.
Paid traveling expenses..

25. Wm. M. Ferry, Grand Haven, Executive committee expenses..

26. Michigan Farmer, Detroit,

Advertising power proposals.... 27. B. F. Powelson, Detroit,

Photographs of diploma sketch for engravers....

-$31 36

9 26

$32 60

1 25
40

$20 75
3 25

$3 35

9 94

24 18

Amount.

$100 00

10.00

267 40

39 00

18 25

140 64

7.00

16 00

4 50

40 50

18 00

40 62

239 00

1,000 00

8.00

52 13

19 80

169 00

34 25

200

250 00

17.00

24.00

37 47

62 00

13 80

4.00.

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46.

47.

Printing office and executive committee stationery

Printing, State Pomological Society....

Printing, speed department...

Printing, composition, and press-work on 10,000 pamphlets, pre

mium lists, 112 pages and cover.

37. John P. Allison,

Paid rent of block K. to prevent booths at entrance of fair grounds. 38, 39. C. B. Turner for Pontiac Gazette Co.: April, May, June, July, August,

and September,

Printing booth contracts....

Printing for general advertising purposes

Printing entry lists, tags, books, and registers

Printing membership certificates, tickets, etc..
Printing military companies' printing...
Printing awarding committee's circular and directions.......

For 80,000 lbs, hay..

For 48,000 lbs. straw.

H. A. Peck, East Saginaw,

For 30 dinner tickets, 40 cents, redeemed...

H. O. Hanford, Plymouth,

Executive committee expense

R. W. Andrus, East Saginaw, Sheriff,

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40. Edwin Phelps, Pontiac, June, July, and August, executive com, expenses, Trip to Grand Rapids, St. Johns, Saginaw (3), Adrian, Cleveland, Detroit (2) 41. Robert Jacobs, East Saginaw,

For removing and rebuilding 61 rods fence, rear of halls..... 42. Bay City Chronicle Co.,

For printing and pasting 2,500 mammoth, three-sheet, three colors, post-
ers of State Fair..

For 20 meal tickets redeemed..

$500 00
1 25
90 75

43. James Lewis, East Saginaw.

For removing horse barns from front of machinery and other halls....... 44. Pierson & Beahan, Flint,

49. Charles Ensign, Pontiac,

50.

$8.00

95 75

For 9 meal tickets redeemed..

$0.75
17 75

51 25
31 50

15 71

11 60

Geo. D. Wolcott, Supt. Water Works, East Saginaw,

For expense of water pipe in fair grounds....

$63 00
19 50

28 00

313 14

3 50 24 75 53 85 34 00

4 00

14 75

Expenses in suit of Tompkins vs. Michigan State Agricultural Society, in
Kent county.

48. Alexander Browne, East Saginaw,

$640 00
260 00

$166 67

50 00

51 85

150 00

592 00

78 95

103 75

128 56 165 75

25 00

558 49 74 20

61 00

336 90

165 00

900 00 12.00

18.00

26 91 8.00 3 60

50 00

51. N. L. Avery, Grand Rapids,

Executive committee expense.. Paid legal fee in Tompkins suit.. 52. C. L. Whitney, Muskegon,

Executive committee expense. 53. Dennis Wolverton, Grand Blanc, Executive committee expenses. 54. Morley Bros., East Saginaw, For sundries, oil, etc..

55. Stevens & Co., East Saginaw, Four meal tickets redeemed.

56. J. S. Spalding, East Saginaw,

For carpenter work fitting up buildings on fair ground, lumber, etc....... 57. Patrick Kehoe, East Saginaw,

For labor on cattle sheds...

58.

59.

60.

61. F. & P. M. Railway,

T. D. Mower, Chief of Police, East Saginaw,
For services of policemen..

J. C. Dayton, St. Johns,
Services as marshal..

W. P. Maxwell, East Saginaw,
Work upon track.

Freight on hay and straw. 62. Isaac Williams, East Saginaw, Seven meal tickets redeemed..

63. Frank Little, Kalamazoo,

Services and expenses two weeks..

64. Phelps & Davis, East Saginaw,

Entrance fee of workmen in Machinery Hall refunded.. 65. John P. Allison, East Saginaw,

Executive committee expenses.
Freight on machinery....

Man to care for water closets..
Paid carpenters for work....

Paid for lumber of Sears & Holland..

66. Joseph M. Sterling, Monroe,

Paid services and railroad fare of 14 gate keepers and watchmen.. 67. Yeaman & Van Wynkle, East Saginaw,

Lumber bill.......

68. Wicks Bros., East Saginaw,

Power as per contract..

Wood for engine..

Entrance fee paid by men drawing wood.

Less price of old shafting.

69. Gardner's Flint City Band,

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For five days' playing for the fair.....

70. A. J. Dean, Adrian,

Paid E. M. Rising labor and team hire, unloading and distributing
hay, drawing lumber, etc......

Paid E. W. Rising, executive committee expense..
Paid H. O. Hanford, executive committee expense.
Paid A. O. Hyde, executive committee expense-
Paid Chas. Dickey, executive committee expense.
Paid J. Webster Childs, executive committee expense..
Paid J. Webster Childs, assistants and watchmen.
Paid D. W. Howard, executive committee expense.
Paid Abel Angel, team expense....

Paid C. W. Greene, workmen on track...

71. C. W. Greene, Farmington,

Executive committee expense.
Marshall and police...

72. C. B. Choate, East Saginaw, Bill nails and hardware.

$36 65
15.00

$24.90

951 25.00 68 23 269 36

$475 00

5 00
3 00

$483 00
46 92

$98 00
26 50

15 15

14 55

15 CO
18 50

24 00
27 40

2 50

25 00

$58 50

42 00

$51 65

39 85

18 50

745

1 60

85 85

4.00

490 00

35 00

52 00

150 00

2 80

109 25

2.40

397 00

232 70

92 64

436 08

450 00

330 05

100 50

22 41

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3. Burt & Loomis, signs and fixtures...

4. Binding membership certificates and entry register sheets...

5, 6. Clark & Loomis, cloth, pins, ribbon, etc..

7. F. M. Manning, executive committee expenses

8. Wm. M. Ferry, executive expense.

9. Spencer hardware bill....

10. Charles Kipp, executive committee expense.
11. M. Shoemaker, executive committee expense.
12. W. G. Beckwith, executive committee expense.
13. Michigan Farmer, advertising the fair.........
14. J. M. Sterling, executive committee expense..
15. J. Burrington, executive committee expense..
16. D. L. Huff, 5 meal tickets...

17. G. S. Wormer, executive committee expense..
18. Thomas Smith, 48 dinner tickets...
19. H. Springsteen, assistant marshal..
20. M. Waters, night watchman..
21. J. H. Collins, assistant marshal.
22. Dolliver, blacksmithing..

23. Watchman in mechanic hall..

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40. Burt & Loomis, work and glass for aquarium.

41. Burt & Loomis, lettering cloth signs..

42. Lime for closets...

43. Dixon, assistant marshal..

44. J. M. Sterling, for watchmen.

45. Allison, 28 dinner tickets....

46. Albert Rust, 122 loads sawdust.

47. Vollais, building platform in front of horse barn, which was
moved

48. Baptist Church Society, 193 dinner tickets.

49. Postage, executive committee and current incidental expenses
paid from Secretary's office, as per bill of items....
50. Clerk hire in Secretary's office preceding and during fair, as
per bill of vouchers..

77. C. F. Kimball, Secretary,

Salary from June to December inclusive......

78. M. G. Smith, East Saginaw,

79.

For 155 dinner tickets, at 40c... W. U. Tel. Co., East Saginaw, Fair telegrams..

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