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Report Of State Fair

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The companies in tho military parade at the state fair grounds were: The Jackson independent cavalry, Lieut. Perry Green ; the Saginaw rifles, Capt. J. C. Kerns; the Grand Rapids rifles, Capt. W. T. McGurrin; the agricultural college cadets, Capt. Irving Bates; the Detroit greys, Capt. M. G. Borgman; the Detroit national guards, Lieut H. H. Hunter; the Custer rifles. Grand Rapids, Capt. C. H. Rose. All were competitors except the national guard, the Saginaw rifles and the cavalry, who were sinjply visitors. The Detroit greys were the flrst to drill, and acquitted themselves in a manner that elicited great applause from the several thousandi on and about the grand stand. The agricultural college cadets, looking very natty, were next and did some fine marching. The Jackson rifles followed, in their gay uniforms, and drilled so well that all spectators were pleased, the Jackson folks going fairly wild over their favqrites. The other companies followed, tintil time was called by the judges, Lieut. F. S. Btrong, 4th artillery, U. S. A., aud liieut. Liskern, aqth infantry, U. S. A, It was late at night before the decisión was reached by these gentleman, and it was then announced as folio ws. Jackson taking the cake : Total possible poiuts 4Í0 Jaekson rifles 3S 3-10 Detroit Greys 337 3-10 Custor Guards 280 5-10 Grand Rapids Guards 357 5-10 Lansing Cadets (Ag. col. ) 337 5 10 The fair is ove r aud figuring is now in order. The week's gate receipts as given by Treasurer Dean are as follows : Monday, $54; Tuesday, $707 50; Wednesday, $4.0 25; Thursday, 6,243 85; Friday, $5,058 25; total, $10,891 85, against $15,039 15 for last year and $17,869 05 for 18S4. The fair was a success ín every way exeept financially, and the $10,000 left in the treasnry will stand but one more year of such guccess, as it is estimated this year's loss to the society will reach that figure. The gains and losses to the society for the past ten years' fairs, with the point where held, have been as follows. Loss. Gain. 1877, Jackson $2,323 35 1878, Detroit 2,831 81 1879, Detroit 29,453 09 1880, Detroit 769 81 1881, Jackson $ 768 81 1S82, Detroit 1,345 04 1883, Detroit 2,Ü0Ü (J9 1884, Kalamazoo.... 10,033 61 lv-.Y Kalamazoo.... 11.033 51 1886, Jackson 10,000 00 Totals $31,835 93 $39,620 29 It will be seen that the society made money every one of the flvo years in Detroit, aggregating $37,296 94, while the agfregate loss of the otlier flve years is $211,513 58.- Detroit Daily.


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