Clipped from US, Ohio, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Commercial , September 22, 1870

—Cincinnati Industrial Exposition*OF MANUFACTURES, PRODUCTS AND ARTSIriangrural Address by Hou. Jolm Sberman, of Ohio.A blaze of light from a thousand gas Jets and a blare of trumpets Issuing from the imposing architectural pile occupying the entire half of the square between Elm street and the canal, and Twelfth and Thirteenth streets, announced last night the opening formalities of the Cin-cinnati Industrial Exposition of Mauufactures, Products and Arts for 1870, and a crowd strangely mixed of visitors and exhibitors, workmen and mere sight seers, assembled with' In the enchanted walls of the grand Saengerfest Hall and its far spreading wings, some to carry-on the work of arranging artioles for exhibl tion, some to see the result thus far attained* but all deeply interested in the grand display..The first noticeable effect upon entering the structure, now devoted to the genius of Industry, is the bounteous supply of gas light which is so skillfully distributed and arrahged as to completely fl ood the entire area of a hundred thousand square feet without dazzling the eyes or producing any other unpleasant effect. The light is so diffused as to enable one to read ordl-tinary sized print in any part of the structure.The importance of this can not be overlooked when the charaoter of the Exposition Is understood, for it will embrace every description of industrial product known to Amerioan civilization. and literally to see these is the object of tbis grand compilation.It was not pretended that the Exposition would be ready for the scrutiny of the publio j j 1 ast night, but the opening had been foreor-darned and could not be postponed -withou material detriment to the interest of the en* er. , *{ prise, yet when it is stated that nu®undertaking has outgrown aU prQf i . - ^conceived proportions and r.stontshedeven the projectors and manr gerg ^lthgigantio promises, backed by Herr uiean efforts, the hundreds assembled to wifcp ,99 tlle formalA | opening will readily excuse t* e apparent confusion and pell rnell heaping up 0f articles for display that met their gaz* la9t night and; lu.stead of going home to .ticlze, will cheerfullyreport the exceeding axrfi abundant promises of success.ot-cI-7. I • ■■ ‘ ' w w «' •' : n*lead, tngyr9 0f copper, cakes of spelter, antimony, ^jgjnuth an(i nickel near the entrance, Visitor might jvell feel bewildered by the e | Multiform shapes these metals alone took be-*1 i fore his intelligence could satisfactorily trace them to their myriad uses and grasp tho situation which placed him in the midst of a prob :r lem of sight-seeing which the united Industryof a mighty people only can present. e The pig of iron now, the bar of ateel again, 8 aod further on the huge circular saw, reflectingits blaze of light from its burnished surfaoe, as l6 it hangs upon the wall, sets tho more reflectingig mind busily to work, and what a pleaaihg taskis before it! Why, here is a case of chemicals 5d containing medicines, dye-stuffs and poisons exr- traded from that heap of base metals at th«door, and they look attractive enough for ars ,ed A group of monumental marbles, white, gray and red. sculptured in classic shapes and rising ly above the little things around, intimate the ul-timate; yet a thousand tasteful and elegant con trivances of skill and labor, in glass, wood and be textiles, suggest the erhaustleas round of enjoy-ment iff store before the need for this memorialn-mVfiymarble.I7p the main aisle of the grand hall a thousand things la wood and stone and metal attract the attention before the far-stretching wing: devoted to the flue and mechanic arts can btvisited. There are superb show-oases fillecv-witb miracles of glass and china ff^mepieces 3e } mantle ornaments, cutlery, perfumery, astro uomical and scientific instruments and appa is | ratus, carving, models for grand staircases and doors, scales for tho tun and the scruple, chan deliers for churches and parlors, exquisite re J lamps for the study and the center-table, tb* whole radiant with newness and varnished wittofbrilliant gas-light.i® I In front a grotto canopied with evergreens □s and lined, and surrounded by aquatio plantsanon to be watered by a sparkling fountain ,e. j fed by a dashing cascade, completes the cursor; view of this aisle. To the left is the mechanlto cal department. A couple of beautiful poweengines running almost noiselessly adds the ei 1(i feet of motion to the view which in a few dayd. will suggest a forest of machinery.To the right Art Hall Invites. Lika the othe be departments it only suggests richuess. On ttnwalls re traced the names of artists who havlt;aespre-empted space, which in a few days will b beautified by the best productions of our fa of mous studios and galleries. A chap, with lt;m needle gun, arrested the curious among th visitors to this hall, last night, and showelt;Idng ,he them how Prussian fields are won by the us:he of the weapon.on I easy °* stairs and the broad galeslaries of the main halls one reached thos 'e- galleries that everybody execrated during th k* Saengerfest because nothing below, could a. seen from them, but which are now extolled ?o drt the great facilities afforded to the clasa of ej hibitors above tho ground floor. The Walls an roof supporting beams are hung with ric of fabrios—carpets and hangings, coi^terpanes whole webs of flue cloths, tfce.^ Superb furniture tu whole sets, magnifloentl le inlaid billiard tables, showcases crammed wit the ohoieeat products of skilled labor, and th btrd-eye view is complete.ler I INAUGURAL KXKRCfSES.“®» Charles F. Wilstaoh, Esq., President of th ip! Mechanic’s Institute, conducted the inaugursal- exercises by first oalllng upon Rev. J. Y. Bole j to pray. This solemn exerefse was aeoomps.DOve nied by a clatter of hammers and a shuttling c :he feet which almost drowned the heavet ;^e appealing voice. Then followed the brief ac He dress of the President of the City Council, he- T. CJoshorn, Esq.:ledADDttKftaOF A. T. (.OAHORX. . .J Mr. Got horn said; ,eu Mr. pKKiioPNT—There are 'octjgMtiona in the history cjn.. all communities that are worthy- *o bo recorded anoting iheur progress at d encouragement of the uslt; fu!, mechanical and liberal arts. There can be n greater evidence of the cnlture and of the social an political advancement of a community, than are iliui trated bv its mechanical and artistic development, an the dealt e to bring the fruits of its industry into pro]mdtheitahie competition with that of other communities We inaugurate rhi* evening inch an event in thePi ^ , ., ■ ■ y . .... ***. -—- — — —■ — * ——- — - . —— —. — — — ■— ■— — ■* —at0 I diitrict, diatioauiehed alike for its vast mirlt;-ra| prlt;“•S.ductious and mechanical ingenuity, it has seemed oc inentiy appropiiat^ that the entire omntry ghoulbe invited to meat here m friendly eofiipetitiou, and t make an exhibition of the triumph of mechanical ski w and of the growth of the arts and scienceI The last decade witnessed the devastations ot civwar and the destruction of uiauy industrial intereston At the beginning of another decade, marked by than,us :itaSt.oo,d—ml;^pid developnaKand reioof the wonueriul resource^ o* rue \m the haruiony of our political institutid^s we hav titJy inaugurated this Kxpo^iiion aa an evdetiCbot IUW fruits of a substantial peace, and of the industrial in terests of the country.We have here a beautiful, interesting! and practJcai demonstration of the great activity of the American mind, and of the impulse given to ail branches ot in* dustry by the demands of. a new country, a new nation, and almost a new eivilia^iou. The inventionBains have displayed, and this exhibition of an almost knit* variety ot %n* ** tfckltd bter acs^