Issue 5 and Volume 1892 11.

WORLD’S FAIR NOTES. The construction department has issued a prospectus asking for bids for the railway in Jackson Park. The various transportation companies in all parts of the world are invited to submit propositions. From this it appears that the road may be electric, steam, cable, or any other species which may prove acceptable. The bids are to be opened March 1. The average Southern pine lands cut 15,000 feet of lumber to the acre. On this basis it will require 4500 acres of standing pine to finish the construction work now in progress on the World’s Fair site. The Chemical National Bank Company of Chicago were awarded the contract by the ways and means committee for conducting a bank on the exposition grounds. All the conveniences of a down-town banking institution are to be furnished. Safety vaults will be provided and the company will be placed under bond to…

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