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Massachusetts Lodge, Independent Order of Red Men.
Maennerchor, East Boston.
The societies did not appear independently, but the men were organized into companies of twenty-five each. All were uniformed with capes and caps, white for the torch-bearers, and red and blue for officers.
Shortly after eight o'clock the procession started from Bartlett street in the following order :
Platoon of Mounted Police.
Chief Marshal, Albert J. Gutermuth.
Chief of Tableaux, C. Julius Hermann.
HISTORY AND TRADITION.
Division Commander, C. Emmel.
Aid, G. A. Rothfuss.
Torch-bearers. First Tableau. -- listory, Tradition, Allegory, and Time. A group of four characters. Clio, the muse of history, sat in the middle, holding the stylus and tablets. On her right sat Allegory, holding a handmirror, signifying that allegory is but a reflection of the truth. On the left sat Tradition, a lyre by her side, signifying the embodiment of ancient lore in poetry and song. Back of the group stood Time (Chronos), a tall and venerable figure, holding aloft a lighted torch and carrying an hour-glass. History was impersonated by Mrs. Alexis G. Bonnet, Allegory by Miss Josie Smith, Tradition by Miss Milly Karnheim, and Time by Augustus Berg.