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A Jubilee

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Last eveninsr tlie republicans of this city cclebrated the great victory they gained at the polls by a grand jubilee and torch liglit processiou. They we re asisted hy u largo delegation of entbusiasiic repubHciins froni Cheliea.whojolned in the prooeMtoti, and hHped make the heavens luriil by the ose of rolkan candles, cannoii the crackers, etc. It is our honest conviction that there are nnmore earnest, persistent, wlde awake, always on hand and alwaya on time republicana in tlie stilte (han i eontalned in tlie bright and busineea like viHajre of Chelsea, And tlit'y show the infliience of their activity by the result at t'ie polla. Wonld Ihat many other WMhtenaw communities had ¦ like contingent. 'l'hi' proceaaton formad in front of tlie Coukiei! office, and went through the line ot raarch : TJp Main to Liberty, west on Liberty to West 21 .si., soulh on West 2il Ht. to West Jeferson Mt., east on West Jetferson to Main, on Juni i, Paekard east on Paekard tofith, nortli on 5tli to Willlam, east on WilHam to Thompson norlh on Tliompj-n to Liberty, eust on Liberty to State, soutu on Stilte to North Universlty Ave., east on North Universlty Ave. to ast Universlty Ave., south ou Kast Uuiversity Ave. 10 South Unlversity Ave., west ou South Universlty Ave. to. state, north on State to Washington, east on Wasüinglon tolngalls, north on Fnualls to Lawrence, 'est on Lawrence to Dlvision, soiitli on División to Maulsim. Countermarch on División to lluron, down Huron to Hink. The inarcliers were plentifully supplied witli roman canilles, and all alon; the route they sent these balls of flre flyinï ïnto tbo ky. All along the line the residence of re publicang and even of soine not republicana, were illuminated and decorated with lligs, buntic)f( aud other emblema of rfjoioing The college society houseg were :dl dcrorated in an especial irtistic manner. The residences which were dtcoratcd were so rreat in number that wc can not begin to give thein. Il was a line cale biatlon of the most glorioua rictory gained in ihis nation since 1800. At the Hink, longbefore the procesión arrived, people bean to ralher, aud becoining deatroui of hearing somebody tilk, K-v. lr. Holmes of Chelsea. was ca II cd out and gave the audience a ring inj; hikI clear reputilicin speech. He was followed by Judge VV'uples of tbis city, who spike of tlie south fruta bis own cxmi ic-nce us a resident of Ijouisiana, and gave a cundid and sensible view of the grand result 61 the victory just won. He tolcl how bis own brother was arnon the democratie legislativo candidates recently deteated in Drlawnre and didn't seem to pity him very much either. The procéselo n reached the Itink at aboutfl o'clock, and came pourlngln with a tumult that was (leafeuing. The scène when Cspt. Allen camp niarching up to the platform was wondcrful. The audi ence stooJ up, and yelled themselvee hoarse. Hats and haiulkerchiefs were swiiiij; in the air, and for full ten minutes one could not have heard a can non fire off. It was a welcome that even a crowned or uncioivned king might have betu proud of. When order was restored Hon. . .1. Suwyer made a very happy speech which took immensely. Then Capt. Allen was introduccd and gave a candid, earnest review of the situation, during which he took occasion to remarte that this was not a victory for the olllces, but of a great principie; that poll hunters il allowed to do so would not only destroy the republlcan party but the nation as well. It was a keen and perhaps merited ïehuke of place bonten who endpavor to take unto themselves the results of a victory won not by tbemselves, but by the princilles advocated by their party. Nothin; of an unpleasant nature occurred during the entire evenini; at the rink nnd the boys made all the noise they desired to. Thcre were severil narrow escapes from stones thrown into the procession and one yoong m in was hit and severely injured, we understand. One inan drammer, Mr. Pack, had a stone thrown tbrough the head of his drum. and the binners were frequeutly pelted uilh missels. Sucli tblnt ar not countenanced by the magues of either party, and the offinders only lower their own manbood by partlclpatlng In such conteinptible doiiifis. I). Whitley, a colored man of the 8d ward club, was hit on the back of the head with a stotic, and had a bad cut made. Another one had an ear split open, This was the work of cowards.


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