A project is ou foot for erecting a new building ou the fair grounds duriug the coruing year in which tlie rnerehants of. the city eau display their goods during the fair. The building hitherto used for that pnrpose is entirely uusuited for it and it is only with considerable time and expense that the inerchants have been enabled to inake their displays look at all attractive. It is in consequence of this, in large degree, that there was only one or two merchants' displays on the fair gronnds the past year, a fact which created considerable commeut from the fair visitors and some disappointaient also. At the last meeting of the fair managers A. C. Schumacher and Ooi. H. S.Deau were appointed a committee to reporfat the Jamiary session of the board of managers how much money could be raised among the citizens of the city for the erectiou of this building and Mr. Schumacher is now about ready to make the rounds of the business places. With considerable pi-obability, it is maintained that unless the merchants and manufacturing displays are'revived, the fair will dwindle away and ihat the loss of the fair would mean iuite a considerable loss to the city. If money enough can be raised to put tip a new building, the present building will be used for the school ohildreii's exhibit and it could very profitably be used for this. The uew building will be partitioned off for exhibit.s and would mean a revival of the interest of our merchants in displays at the fair. The fair this year was a paying investment and drew many farmers to the city. With the proper kind of push and. viin the fair next year could be made much more of a success.