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Independence Day

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rjvery tning dius rair tor one 01 tnc granaest celebrations in the city of Ann Arbor to-morrow whicb. has ever boon secn in this seotion of country. The committee of arrangemcnts has been indefatigatible in its efforts, and those cfforts have been crowned with success. The president of the day will be ex Gov. Alpheus Polch ; orator Hon. Kobert E. Frazer; chaplin Rev. W. H. Ryder; and marshal Joe T. Jacobs, with a largo corps of assiatants. Very extensivo arrangemcnts are being made by our merchants, manufacturera and business men to represent their various branches of' trado with industrial cars or chariots. Present indications denote some 75 or 80 wagons in tliis line alone, one hardware finn will have five of them to represent the different branches of that business, while Keek & Co. will have a minaturc furniturc factory in operation on wheels, using some thrce or more wagons. This is but a bare hint of what is coming. And we are told that therc will bc no mero advertising carts in the line, but that all will bo elabórate representaron of the va rious industries, gotten up at much expense. Therc will also be in the procesión a grand cavalcade oi' gentlemen on horsebauk, reprosenting the various si ates of our union, wbich will be a novel feature, and one worth sceing. i ne ainerent townsuips wiu vie witn eacn othcr in the procession, and a beautiful American flag, costing 125.00 will bc presented to the townsbip hvaing the largOBt procesMon and making the beat display. Five bands of inusic will be present, one from Ypsilanti, onc froin Chelsea, one ffom Dexter, and two from Ann Arbor, uiaking a regular band tournanient upon the occasion. Id the evening the day'a festivitiea will be coDcluded with one of the most inagnificient displays of fire-works ever seen in tho county. The list of pieces consist of doublé the nuiuber ever beforc had and of far better quality. It will be worth coming many miles to butiold. It is impossible to enutucrate all the attraciions of tho day, but we fcel sure that any one coming will be amply repaid for the time spent in no doing. The Miohigan Central and the Toledo, Ann Arbor & Northern, railroad.-i will each soll tickets at excursión ratea to this city on the third, good to return on the 4th or 5th. Thus enabling any who may choose to attcud the celcbration at half fare ratos. Come one, cotne all, and help to celébrate the birthday of the nation in an enthusiastic and glorious manncr.