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128 Ohio Arch

128        Ohio Arch. and His. Society Publications.


the citizens of all the states and the republics to the south of us may

spend many pleasant hours and may find rest and comfort. It is my

duty to turn our building over to the Pan-American, and in doing so I

express the sincere hope that your exposition may have the great success

which always should accompany efforts so earnest, so able and so mag-

nificent and wonderful in results as are those made by the officials of

the exposition and the citizens of Buffalo. I thank you for your attention

and I again wish you great success."



Gov. Nash's brief speech was applauded enthusiastically.

President John G. Milburn then accepted the Ohio Building

in behalf of the Exposition. He referred earnestly to the very

cordial encouragement and effective co-operation which had been

given to the Pan-American by the State of Ohio from the incep-

tion of the exposition project. He assured the Ohioans that their

assistance and their presence on their day was greatly appreci-

ated. It was only through such sympathy and co-operation as

had been extended by Ohio that the great purpose of the Pan-

American, the making better known to the people of South and

Central America of our people, and the making of them better

known to the people of this country, the bringing together of the

Americas, could be accomplished.

"Those of us engaged in this work," said Mr. Milburn, in

conclusion, "are sincerely grateful and the day will never come

when we will forget how Ohio stood by us and helped us to ac-

complish what we have done."




The Hon. Charles W. Baker of Cincinnati followed with an

eloquent address upon the topic, "Ohio, the First Child of the

Northwest." He said:

"The fair fame of Ohio, as you may have observed, does not rest

merely upon the natural productions of her soil or the very many and

versatile results of her skill and labor.

"Ohio produces men--men of action. Men who can work and

plan. Men who can talk and think and fight; and it would hardly be

a full and fair description did I not add, men who can and do hold office