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of the continent, his hand resting on a half-buried statue, in allusion to the monumental glories of the past. On her left was seated a figure representing the merchant of the northern States of Africa. A negro, leaning on his spear, represented the uncivilized races of the continent.

Egypt, the central figure, was personified by Miss Minnie Nold, and the minor characters by Mr. G. Junker, Mr. Oscar Gross, and Mr. Gerhard Sterr.


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The central figure in this group represented America, a female figure attired as an Indian, mounted on a bison. On one side stood the United States, directing the advance, and on the other stood Canada. Mexico was represented by a figure in Aztec dress, and South America by a half-breed Indian and Spaniard, habited in sombrero, poncho and Indian girdle, carrying a horseman's carbine and lasso.

America, the central figure, was impersonated by Miss Lidya Lorey, the United States by Miss Bauer, Canada by Mrs. C. J. Hermann, South America by Mr. William H. Young, and Mexico by Mr. H. Meyer.

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A female figure, sitting upon the pedestal, typified the City of Boston. Her left arm rested upon a representation of the city seal. Seated around the base of the pedestal were six figures, typifying Peace, Prosperity, Justice, Education, Charity, and Industry. A representative of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, the oldest military organization of Boston, stood on the platform, at the right of the pedestal, and on the left there was à representative of the Independent Corps of Cadets, the next oldest. A round the platform stood representatives of other militia organizations of the city, the National Lancers, Light Artillery, First, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Infantry, and also a Fireman and Policeman.

Miss Leona Muntz personated Boston ; Miss Rosa Sterr, Prosperity ; Miss Emma Eckhorn, Education ; Miss Annie Wiest, Peace; Miss Mary Schubert, Justice ; Miss Mary Dorr, Charity; Miss Maria Berle, Industry. The Fire Department was represented by William C. Lee of Engine Co. 26, and the Police Department by Officer Samuel E. Brown, of Station 2.


The route of the procession was through the following streets : Washington, Dover, Tremont, Eliot, Washington, Milk, Congress, State, Devonshire, Hanover, Court, Tremont, Boylston, Columbus avenue, Northampton, Tremont, to Roxbury crossing, where it was dismissed.

The novelty of the display attracted a very large attendance of spectators, and it was estimated that the spectacle was witnessed by nearly as many people as viewed the day procession. The tableaux which represented familiar historical incidents were highly appreciated and drew forth great applause, while the allegorical tableaux were much admired for their artistic grouping and the beauty of the costumes. Many buildings on the route of the procession were handsomely illuminated with colored lanterns, and, when the procession passed these points, the light from these lanterns, combined with the calcium and torches, produced a beautiful effect. The German societies of Boston, and all concerned in producing the spectacle, are entitled to great credit for the production of a display which afforded amusement and instruction to thousands.


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