“The Germania Gesang Verein were presented with a handsome colored baldric [a belt worn over the shoulder on one side, across the chest, to the hip on the other side, used to carry a sword or other weapon] yesterday afternoon, by their lady friends.”
“Our Scandinavian citizens have organized a society similar to the Germania Gesang Verein, and have rented the large hall in Perry & Lake’s block, for the purpose of holding meetings. The hall has been richly fitted up, and is an elegant apartment for the purpose intended. The following officers have been elected: E. E. Steinbeck, President; C. Saderstrom, Vice President; J. Rosenquist, Secretary and Gust. Sandehn, Treasurer.
“Metropolitan Hall was filled almost up to the ceiling with a miscellaneous gathering last evening, and the masquerade given by the Germania Gesang Verein appeared to be a highly proper caper for Thanksgiving night. The costumes were numerous, varied comic and elegant, and many evinced much taste in preparation.”