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Wednesday's Parade

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The state convention of the Arbeiter Vereln is over. Everything passed off pleasantly and the visitors left with many eneomiums for Ann Arbor. In Tuesday's Argus we gave the addresses of welcome. They were responded to by President Cari Kaufmann, who among other things said that as niuch as the Germán Americana retained their love for their father-land, they oved their adopted country better. One hundred and fifty-one delegates were present from fifty-one associations. The annual report of President Kaufmann showed that the total membership was 6,945, an increase of 287 n the year. Treasurer Nathaniel Schmid, of Manchester, reported the receipts of the year at $45,047.90 and expenditures $42,625.25. The cash on hand is $6,438.64. The membership of the various societies iu this county is as follows: Ann Arbor, 143; Chelsea, 79; Manhester, 140; Saline, 62; Ypsilanti, 54. The receipts from Ann Arbor verein were $928.60. The sum of $500 had een paid to each of the families of 'acob Dengler, Michael Weinmann, William Exinger, John Weitbrecht, August Mogk and Augustus Kajuska, who had died in the city during the year. Tuesday evening a concert was given by the Gesang Verein Lyra, the larugari Maennerchor, the Ann Arbor Zither club and Fraulein E. Hazzard, of Ypsilanti, and Aid. Walter Taylor, of this city. A large audience istened to the music which was of a ïigh order and greatly appreciated. On Wednesday the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Ann Arbor Arbeiter Jnterstuetzung Verein was celebrated. Sxcursions came in from all quarters. The parade started from the court house about eleven o'clock under the marshalship of Frederick Schmid and Titus Hutzel The fire department led and Ann Arbor had every reason to feel proud of her department. Then followed the Ann Arbor band, the mayor, president of the cuncil,raldermen, city and county officers in carriages, the Gesang Verein Lyra in carriages. Then followed the Jackson, 'Belleville and Milan bands with members of the various Germán soeieties of this city and the visiting societies from Jackson, Detroit, Saline, Ypsilanti Manchester Lansing and other towns. The procession was a fine one and passed through streets which had been well decorated with patriotic colors, to Relief Park where the day -was spent. In the afternoon Editor Paul G. Suekey, of the Hausfreund, delivered the oratiou of the day in Germán, in the course of which he traced the history of the Ann Arbor society from its organization in 1866. In the twentyfive years it had paid in sick benefita $9,500 and in íuneral expenses $3,280. The assets of the Bund to-day are $3,000. Itbecame part of the state bund in 1875. Since then 340 persons have joined and 79 have died. The speaker forcibly proved the trutu of the motto "In union there. is strength." The question which occupied the bund Wednesday afternoon was what action should be taken concerning the action of the Missouri Lutheran synoc in refusing to recognize as a delégate any member of the Arbeiter Bund. It was finally resolved that they would receive members into the Bund, even i they were connected with the Missouri synod, if otherwise of good mora character. A spirited time was had over the selection of the place of meeting next year. , Muskegon, Jackson and Bay City wanted the meeting. Bay City finally won the plum. The following officers were elected yesterday: President, Fred Louden Saginaw; vice-president, M. Eiegel Salzburg; secretary, Louis Hertmnnn Kalamazoo; trustees, Jacob PUfcschke Grand Kapids; J. H. Roennau, Kal amazoo; Frank Meyer, Sebawing; Val entine Becker, Port Huron; Alber Frank, Jackson. Before adjourning the Bund passec resolution of thanks to the mayor city officers, ther ladies, the Ann Arbo Arbeiter Verein and the press for th warm hospitality extended to the con vention.