A Jarge and entbusiastic gathering of Germau-Americans reprsenting ten Germán societies decided uaanimously to celébrate the landing of the Gernians ou the Concord in this, God's chosen land of freeinen. As has been previously announced, Germán Day will be celebrated at Ann Arbor on August 26, 1896. At the last meeting of the oommittee, May 38, Aid. Martin in the chair, the principal business of the evening was the hearing of reports and reoommendations of the various oommittees. The parade corumittee's report asking each one of the ten societies to construct a float (a decorated wagon) was enthusiastically received and adopted. The qnestion now only remains, which of the ten societies will have tho largest and haDdsom est representaron? The oommittees on transportation, music and piinting were not ready to report and were given two weeks' time. The committees will hereafter meet every two weeks. The societies are determined to excel all previous efforts, and make this the largest, longest and most gorgeous parade ever seen in this county. The prizes, fireworks, mnsic and games were not fnlly disposed of and were left for a future meeting. Apprppriate speeches were made by Dr. Goorg, exAld. Martin, John Mayer, E. Oesteriln, Gottlob Luick aud others. The concert held immediateJy after adjournment was a sucoess.