The Northwestern Miller Volume 18

The Northwestern Miller Volume 18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...manufacture of general millfurnishing machinery, under the direction of S. B. Rickerson. The exposition is now drawing to an end, Saturday, the 18th inst, being the date set for closing. It has proven a success in most respects, and both exhibitors and visitors seem satisfied that they have received their money's worth. The management has shown poor judgment in many matters, and considerable dissatisfaction has been expressed by exhibitors in regard to unnecgssarily arbitrary rulings that have been made. lt was to be expected that there would be more or less confusion and difiiculty in the assignment of spaces on the opening season, but no manifest favoritism should have been shown any one in this respect. The rule should have been, as far as consistent, "Firstcome, firstserved." Very little wurtesy has been h0wn to mt; visiting members of the press, while home and strictly local sheets have received "everythiflg in the box." As a consequence, the exposition has not been as thoroughly advertised abroad as it should have been, or might have been. The necessity of a different policy may be discovered by another year. Experience is the best teacher. A very sad accident occurred on Friday night to one of the members of "our circle," which casts its gloom over the entire machinery hall. S. D. Baker, engineer for Smith, Beggs 8: Rankin, whom all the boys had learned to like, met his death in a shocking manner. After the close of the exposition halls for the night Mr. Baker went directly to his boarding place, the St. Louis house, and, it is supposed, seated himself on the window sill for a time, finally dropping asleep. While there he fell to the ground, breaking his back. He was found lying in an...show more

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  • Paperback | 606 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,066g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236816404
  • 9781236816405