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Wednesday's Farmers' Picnic

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The following is the official program for the fifteenth annual picnic of the farmers of Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland and Livingston conunties, to be held on the fair grounds in Ann Arbor, on Wednesday, August 16, 1893. Reception at the Cook House f rom 11 a. m. to 12 m. Procession, with music, from the north side of the court house to the fair grounds at 1 o'clock p. m. At 2 o'clock p. m. in the pavilion adjoining the grand stand: Meeting called to order by the president, music, a speech of welcome by the mayor, music, an introductory speech by the presiding officer, presenting the orator of the day, Gen. James B. Weaver, closing with music. Then the election of officers for the ensuing year. The trouble with the farmers of the United States is they have been too benevolent. You give away one-third to one-half the cash value of all the producĂ­s sold from the farms. Let us counsel together and see if it is not a Christian virtue to have charity first commence at home; then, after Betsy and the baby are well provided for, we extend a helping hand to those in need. Cheap rates on railroads that day from Detroit and Jackson to Ann Arbor and from Toledo and Howell to Ann Arbor. The exercises will close with a grand dance in the evening for the young folks at the rink.


Ann Arbor Argus
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