beauty and festivity which will be long remembered by the five hundred men and women who were privileged to be present at the banquet which was given there.
Patriotic exercises by the schools of the city were held on Friday, June 16.
It is to be regretted that no hall was large enough to accommodate audiences of children of larger growth, as the interesting programs were presented with great enthusiasm by the pupils.
The exhibitions of manual work at the high school building were a revelation to those unacquainted with modern methods of education.
Friday afternoon the Massachusetts Sons
of the American Revolution
dedicated a tablet placed on the Savings Bank building, in honor of Governor John Brooks
It bears the inscription:—
on this site stood the house of
born 1752 John Brooks
distinguished citizen, Physician, Patriot Captain
1775-1776 lieutenant Colonel
in the American Revolution Brigadier General
1792-1796 United states Army Major General
1786-1796 Adjutant General
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Honorary A. M., M. D., and Ll.D., Overseer
This tablet placed by the Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution 1905
A water carnival on Mystic Lake
, Friday evening, attracted a large gathering to witness the fairy-like display.
On Saturday, a grand parade of the military, civic and industrial departments of the city, with visiting organizations and floats representing the mercantile interests of the city was the attraction of the morning.
Athletic sports, an illumination and a band concert in the evening rounded out the day's festival.
All through the celebration at the Royall House