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MEMBERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE-Continued.
Years of seryice inclusive.
David Taylor Jacob Egbertt.. Nelson J. Turney D. McMillant. W. R. Putnam.... William F. Greert James Fallington William B, McClangt James W. Ross... R. R. Donnellyt James Buckingbam J. Park Alexander.. Norton S. Townshendt. William Lang. D. C. Richmond.. R. P. Cannon. James B. Jamison. L. G. Delano L. B. Spragne Simpson Harmount. John A. Warder.. W. S. Hickox. B. W. Carlisle.. Justus C. Stevens John M. Pugh.. L. B. Wing Russell C. Thompsont Leo Weltz D. L. Pope. Chas, Smith. E. T. Stickney. A. E. Stone Peter Marphy. W. N. Cowden.. R. Baker,--.. Arvine C. Wales.. R. H. Hayman 0. P. Chaney.
1861-66 1862-63 1862-69 1863-70 1863-64 1864-67 1864-69 1864-71 1865-70 1865-68 1865-72 1867-70 1868–69 1868-71 1869-74 1870-75 1670-77 1870-75 1871-76 1571-76 1871-76 1872-73 1872-79 1873-74 1874-79 1875 1875-76 1876 1876 1877 1877-78 1877-78 1877 1878 1879 1879 1880 1880
* The old members were re-elected in 1866mno change in the Board.
A TABLE SHOWING THE PLACE AND RECEIPTS OF EVERY FAIR HELD BY THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE; ALSO A List OF THE OFFICERS
Place of Fair.
same Jas. W.Fleming, Acting Jas. W. Fleming
OF EACH YEAR OR FAIR.
M. L. Sullivant
same L. B. Wing
M. B. Bateham.
J. B. Jamison, acting President.
OHIO STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE
FOR THE YEAR 1879.
STATE AGRICULTURAL Rooms,
COLUMBUS, January 9, 1879. New Board met for organization.
Present-B. W. Carlisle, of Hooker's Station ; L. B. Wing, Newark; Peter Murphy, Hughes' Station; Leo Weltz, Wilmington; Chas. Smith, Marion ; John M. Pugh, Columbus; D. L. Pope, Welsh field; W. M. Cowden, Quaker City; R. Baker, Elyria; and Arvine C. Wales, of Massillon.
B. W. Carlisle was unanimously elected President; L. B. Wing, Treasurer.
On motion, D. L. Pope was appointed Secretary pro ten.
The election of secretary being in order, the names of the several candidates for the position were presented.
Mr. Murphy offered the following, which was adopted : Resolred, That the election of a secretary be deferred until a tuture' meeting of the Board.
The following by Mr. Pope was adopted: Resolved, That the Board continue to employ a temporary acting secretary until such time as it shall deem proper to elect a permanent one.
On motion, L. B. Wing was appointed a committee of one to confer with Mr. James W. Fleming, and tender him the position of acting secretary in accordance with the above resolution.
Mr. Wing reported the acceptance by Mr. Fleming, and he appearing was directed to enter upon his duties as acting secretary.
Ordered, That the Secretary inform the Secretaries of other State Boards of this docision.
Recess until 2 o'clock P.M.
TWO O'CLOCK P.M.
The President appointed as the Executive Committee for 1879, L. B. Wing, Leo Weltz, D. L. Pope, and J. M. Pugh.
Ordered, That proposals be invited for the location of the Ohio State Fair for the years 1879 and 1830, and that the following advertisement bo inserted for two weeks in the Columbus Journal, Cincinnati Enquirer, Toledo Commercial, Cleveland Herald, and Dayton Journal:
OHIO STATE FAIR.
The term of five years, during which, by the agreement with the city of Columbus, the State Board of Agriculture contracted to hold the Ohio State Fair at that city, baving expired, the State Board of Agricultare hereby invite proposals for holding the State Fair for the years 1879 and 18:0. Said proposals should be sealed, and directed to J. W. Fleming, Acting Secretary, and will be received up to the 18th day of February, 1879.
Adjourned to meet February 26, 1879.
STATE AGRICULTURAL ROOMS,
COLUMBUS, February 26, 1879. Members of the Board all present, except Mr. Pope.
The President announced that the several departments, at the ensuing Fair, would be in charge as follows: Horses...
D. L. Pope, Welshfield, Ohio. Cattle and Farm Products,
. R. Baker, Elyria, Sheep ....
W. N. Cowden, Quaker City, Ohio, Swive and Poultry ..
Peter Murphy, Hughes' Station, Second Department (Power IIall)...
.Charles Smith, Marion, Third Department (Mechanics' Hall)
J. M. Pugh, Columbus, Fourth Department (DJmestic Hall)
.Arvine C. Wales, Massillon, Sixth Department (Fruit, Flower, and Fine Art IIall). Leo Weltz, Wilmington, Agreed, That each menber appoint the superintendents necessary for his department.
The President announced the next business in order to be the consideration of proposals for the location of the Ohio State Fair for a term of two years.
The Secretary read the following proposition from the city of Columbus : To the Ilonorable the State Board of Agriculture :
GENTLEMEN: The citizens of Columbus, in order to secure the location of the State Fair in their city for the coming two years, make you the following proposi:ion:
1st. They offer you the County Fair Grounds, whose size, accessibilty, and general conditions yon already know.
24. Trey offer to thoroughly protect the grounds and property thereon during the holding of the Fairs with sufficient uniformed police without exponse to the Board.
3d. They offer you the accompanying subscriptions, as to which care has been exercised that none but bona fide and sufficient or good names be taken. The aggregate of the sums subscribed is $3,910.00, and they are payable at your pleasure afier the location of the Fair for the coming two years. The chairman of this committee will attend to the collection of these subscriptions without expense to any but himself.
4th. The city of Columbus is now the center of ten railroads, two of which, viz., the Scioto Valley and the Toledo railroads, have been added since the last State Fair. Within a radius of sixty miles, and so related to our railroad system as to be able to reach Columbus within two hours, live more than one million of people, who are not likely to be attracted to other centers by expositions or great local fairs. This contribatary population was preparing itself in the year 1878 to visit the State Fair at Columbus, but was provented by the beavy storms of that time. It seems probable that that population is ready and eager to visit the State Fairs of this and the followiog year if located at Columbus.
5th. All the various railroads centering at Columbus offer to carry freights and passengers on terms as favorable as any heretofore made by them for any Fair.
6th. Columbus during the past year has added largely to her provisions for accommodating visitors in hotels and boarding houses. Her capacity in that regard has been doubled since September, A.D. 1877.
7th. Columbus has not heretoforo held any large district fair in opposition to the interests of the State Board, nor does any feeling here exist to the prejudice of the State Board.
8th. We confidently expect that within the year four new railroads will be built, enabling a new contributory population, amounting to not less than 300,000 people, to easily reach Columbus within two hours—to leave home, spend a day at the Fair, and return home within the same day. These roads are the Scioto Valley and looking Valley Railroad, the Miami Narrow Gauge Railroad, the Mecbanicsville Narrow Gauge Railroad, and the Moxahala Railroad
9th. The many pæblic institutions located at the capital constitute a great attraotion to visitors, and in drawing crowds, when railroad fares are reduced to balf rates, are almost equal to the State Fair itself. In this respect, owing to the munificence of the State, Columbus is without a rival. Respectfully submitted.
H. T. CHITTENDEN, Chairman. On motion, Arvine C. Wales, L. B. Wing, and Peter Murphy were apdointed a committee to confer with the Columbus Citizens' Committee relative to said proposition.
On motion, a recess was taken until 2 o'clock P.M.
Two O'CLOCK P.M. Mr. H. T. Chittenden, Chairman of the Columbus Citizens' Committee, reported the following action taken by the Franklin County Board of Agriculture :
"Colonel Moore moved that a committee of three be appointed to wait upon the State Board and Citizen's Committee, and inform them that this Board will agree to pay onehalf the cost of erectiog new horse-stalls, requested by the State Board to be provided for; provided the cost of said buildings shall not exceed the sum of $1,500, to be erected under the supervision of this Board."