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The Maccabees At Jackson

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
August
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
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Arbor tent, Ho. 2%, of this city, went o Jackson last Tuesday morning, to ake part in the Great Camp Jubilee, ïeaded by the Chelsea band and accompanied by the tent donkey used In nitiatory work. Nearly everybody was at the depot to see thein off, and a large number of citizens took advantage of he low railroad fare on tüe special rain and accompauied the tent to Jackson, fllling fourteen cars to their itmost capacity - so f uil, in f act, that he train ran right through to Jackson without taking any more passengers between here and that city, except at )exter. Arbor tent went up with the ntention of capturing the flrst prize or the largest number of members in ine in the great parade on Tuesday, and the prize is now in her hands. In he evening the Ann Arbor Knights ecured all the tin horns that Jacksou ontained, and, as the Patriot says, Between the tooting on tbese instru. ments of torture and the braying of heir donkey, the night was made deidedly bideous." Is was moper that hey should do so, considering that it means a fraternal victory over more ian twenty-seven thousand Michigan vlaccabees, or i-ather tbeir representaïves, striving tor the flrst prize. The rrangements made by the Jackson Knights for the entertainment of their isitors were perfect, and were carried ut in the most creditable mauaer. It s estimated that the city had to enter;ain over twenty-flve thousand guests, nd they did it in fine style. Arbor ent had 194 members in line in the jaiade, capturing the flrst prize of $75. agmaw being a close second with 191 members, thus securing the second )rize of $50. The $75 prize for uni'ormedrank drül was carried off by Junior Camp, Xo. 1, of Port Huren. In the band contest four bands enered, being those of Saginaw, Hillsdale, Port Huron and Battle Creek, who played in the order named and ook the prizes in the same order, Sagnaw making 227 points, Hillsdale 174, Port Huron 152, and Battle Creek 140. The balloon ascensions took place exactly on advertised time, and were a complete success, as well as the parachute drops. This part of the entertainment was conducted by Prof. McEwen, the noted aeronaut. There was a single one on Tuesday and a doublé one on Wednesday The Jackson Battalion, composed of the seven military companies of Jackson, gave exhibition drills Wednesday afternoon, Devlin's cadets repeating their Indianapolis schedule. At 9:30 on Tuesday the Great Camp delegates began their annual session at Twilight hall, with Great Cotnmander Linton in the chair. Matters of great import anee to the order were de cided at this review. Take it all in all Arbor tent f eels proud of her record at the Central City, as well she may. How mnch of her success may be attributed to the popularity of her donkey it is impossible to say, but she "got there" anyway.