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THE NATIONAL. T1BUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, SKFTEMBEK 10, 1881.
The long talked-of removal of the President
from the White House was carried into effect on
Tuesday last. At ten o'clock p. m. Monday the
houe Avas closed for the night, and orders were
given to admit no one within the gates. The
consequence was that from that time up to half
past three the White House was seemingly
buried in profound repose. But few 1 ights could he
seen within the house, and the large gaslights at
the door lit up a deserted scene. All through the
silent watches of the night there was hardly a
stir. Now and then a solitary policeman passed
up the walk or appeared upon the portico : hut
all else was silent and still as death. A small
number of men. principally negroes, hung about
the gates all night. But they drowsed on the
stone coping, and the scene outride was equally
as quiet. The only break in the monotony was
the driving in the grounds of the steward's
wagon, followed by a baker's wagon, shortly
after three o'clock. Then everything again
resumed its wonted appearance. There was
no further move until nearly daybreak, when
the horses that were to draw the express
wagon were driven in. Shortly after the Presi
dent's private carriage, the office carriage. Mrs.
Colonel Rockwell's. and Private Secretary Brown's
drove in through the gates, and shortly after
the President was borne out by his attendants
and placed in the conveyance waiting to carry
him to the depot. As he was borne out of the
door he opened his eyes an 1 looked around.
Those that saw him tor iho first time could
hardly restrain the effect which the shock of the
great change in his appearance produced. The
President lay upon a wooden frame with handles
upon each side. His head was bolstered up and
lay turned toward the left. The right side was
entirely concealed by the white bandages upon
the gland. Around his temples were placed cold
water bandages to keep his head cool. The
white bandages brought out the deadly pallor of
the countenance and the skin drawn tightly over
the bones. Above his lofty forehead was con
spicuous in its waxen whiteness, and the entire
expression of the face was so changed that it
was painful to look upon.
The train had been run directly across the Ave
nue, and when the wagon arrived it was backed
directly up to the baggage door in the side of the
car, and the patient was speedily transferred.
Leaving Washington at 0.30 o'clock, Long
Branch w.is reached at 1.20 p. m. The President
seemed to bear the journey well, though the heat
was very oppressive. After his arrival he was
for several hours restless. He showed signs of
great fatigue, and complained that his back had
a bruised feeling. His pulse rose to 124 and his
temperature to 101.0. At 10.30 p. m. he was
sleeping, and his fever abating. His surgeons re
garded his symptoms as the necessary result of
the journey, and expected a favorable change
within the next two days. His fever was in part
attributable to the excitement he felt at the pros
pects of moving. He earnestly desired to leave
the White House, and his weary eyes welcomed
the sight of the sea.
On Wednesday he seemed to have nearly recov
ered from the excitement of the change, and the
latest bulletins, up to the time of going to press,
are hopeful in the extreme.
In addition to the physicians, Mrs. Garfield,
Miss Mollie, General Swaim. and other members
of the Presidents household. All the members
of the Cabinet are at Long Branch. Secretary
Lincoln is quartered at Mr. Pullman's cottage,
on Ocean avenue, while the remainder are at the
t-ottage opposite the West End hotel. In a recent
conversation Secretary Lincoln said the entire
Cabinet would remain there for the present.
THE FISHERIES OF THE GREAT LAKES.
The latest bulletin issued from the Census bu
reau contains the statistics of the fisheries of the
great lakes, as compiled by G. Brown Goode,
special agent in charge of the fishery division.
The tables show that distributed in the various
States bordering on the lakes there are 5.050 fish
ermen, forty-nine steam tugs, 1, GOT essels and
boats, 44.544 gill nets. 14H seines, and 273 pile
drivers engaged in the fisheries, the value of the
apparatus and accessories used being 81.345.975.
During 1879, 08,742,000 pounds of fish, valued at
1 .652.900. were taken. Of this quantity, 1 6,793,
540 pounds were salted, 2.821.650 pounds frozen,
1.721.770 pounds smoked, and the rest sold fresh.
There was produced alo 842.360 worth of caviare,
isinglass, and oil.
The appearance of the atmosphere throughout
Western Massachusetts till nearly 2 o'ctock Sept.
6, was first of a reddish and then of a yellow hue:
and it gave a blue tinge to the grass, and in some
"cases Avholly changed the color of the fiowers. It
was so dark that all places of business were
lighted, and some of the public schools and large
manufacturing concerns were closed. Gas burned
with a blue light, and electric lamps had a still
more sulphurous appearance.
The phenomenon is probably attributable to
the extensive forest fires which have been raging,
in connection with the extremely dry weather.
GREAT CUT IN FREIGHT RATES,
Owing to the immense shipments of flour from
Minneapolis to Chicago for eastern use, a sharp
competition has sprung up between the eaMern
trunk lines as to carrying it. One manager Mated
on Monday that ilour w:l- being taken from Chi
cago to NeAV York for sixteen cents per barrel.
This is an unprecedented cut of rates.
ELEVEN MEN BLOWN TO ATOMS.
A special dispatch from Marquette, Mich., say
that a powder explosion occurred there in the
packing house of the Lake .Superior Powder
Company. Eleven men as ere blown to atoms,
ami small pieces of their bodies were blown in
FOREST FIRES IN MICHIGAN.
There has been no rain in six weeks in the
.Saginaw (Mich.) alley, and heavy fires are burn- .
ing auu toiug immense damage to property. Re
ports of numbers of farm houses, barns, and crops :
being burned in Saginaw and Tuscola counties '
come in. Probably 100.000 worth of property
lias been dtsJrovwJ in the alley during the pat
A' LONG FRENCH WAR IN AFRICA.
The Paris correspondent of the London Time
says: The elections were undoubtedly hurried in
the belief that large reinforcements would be
shortly sent to Africa, and no sooner are the elec
tions over than preparations for the dispatch of
troops to Africa are apparent in all directions,
although, according to the calculations of an oppo
sition paper, fifty-nine battalions, each 300 strong,
are already there, being one-sixth of the peace
effective. Nobody disputes, however, the neces
sity of these reinforcements. The Bey has lost,
all authority oer the tribes and his soldiers.
Europeans dare not stir out of the coast towns,
and the cry of all ollicial telegrams is for more
troops. A military newspaper asserts that the
ambulances are crowded. Typhoid fever is rag
ing. One bat talion, which was 005 st rong in July,
is now reduced to 440. An equipage train has
fifteen dead and twenty-five sick out of one hun
dred men, and the mortality in some regiments
is MS out of 1 ,000. It is evident that France will
have to subjugate Tunis inch by inch. Poisons
acquainted with the country allow three years
for the operation. It is certain that after four
months of occupation the French authority is now
at the lowest point. In Algeria also the prospect
The Times correspondent at Tunis, who per
sonally visited the scene of hostilities, shows
that General Correard was really compelled to
retreat because he was surrounded by Arabs and
feared that his whole party would be cut off, as
they were running short of ammunition. Dur
ing the retreat General Correard was perpetually
attacked by swarms of Arabs, who were fortu
nately under no regular organization, or they
might have caused serious disaster. The other
French column, which is near Zaghouan, is in a
critical position, as the Arabs, elated bT their suc
cess against General Correard. are surrounding it.
Even the road from Bizenta to Tunis is becoming
THE FRENCH AT YORKTOWN.
The Marquis de Rochambeau has written Col.
.1. E. Peyton, stating that he and Madam Roch
ambeau expect to embark at Havre on the 24th
instant, and that they will probably be accom
panied by the following delegations, who will
participate in the Centennial celebration at York
town, the delegates being under the general
charge of M. Outrey, the French Minister to the
First A staff officer of M. Grevy, President of
the French Republic.
Second A delegation of six persons, represent
ing the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Third A military delegation, composed of one
general ofiicer and two or three aides-de-camp of
Fourth A naval delegation, composed of one
vice-admiral and two .or three staff officers.
Fifth. A delegation from the Minister of Fine
Arts, composed of several of our best artists and
Sixth A number of the family of Lafayette.
who will be invited to join the delegations.
The French AVest Tndia -squadron will escort
"IN LINE OF DUTY."
The question is often asked when it is proper
to affirm that a disease or injury has originated
in the line duty? With regard to this it is only
just to assume that all diseases contracted or in
juries received while the officer or soldier is in
the military service of the United States occur in
the line of duty, unless the surgeon knows either
(1st; that the disease or injury existed before en
tering the service, or (2d) that it was contracted
while absent from duty on furlough or otherwise,
or (3d) that it occurred in consequence of willful
neglect or immoral conduct of the sick man him
self. W. D., Surgeon-Generals Office, July 1.)
LARGEST LAND-OWNER ON THE CONTI
NENT, Colonel Dan Murphy, of Halleck's Station,
Elko county, came to California in 1844, and
may be said to have made the country pay him
well for his time. He is now probably the largest
private land-OAvner on this continent. He has
-1,000.000 acres of land in one body in Mexico,
60,000 in Nevada, and 23,000 in California. His
Mexican grant he bought four years ago for
8200.000, or five cents an acre. ItTs sixty miles
long, and covers a beautiful country of hill and
valley, pine timber, and meadow land. Et comes
Avithin twelve miles of the city of Durango.
which is to be a station on the Mexican Cen
tral. Mr. Murphy raises wheat on his California
land and cattle on that in Nevada. He got
55,000 sacks last year, and ships G,000 head of
cattle a year right along. Reno Gttiefte.
MORE APACKE ATROCITIES.
A San Francico dipatch from Tucson, dated
Cam) Thomas. September 0, four o'clock p. m..
says: "Nothing further from Apache. At eight
o'clock a. m. xmie marauders Avere in Tonto basin
and Pleasant Valley, Avcst of the reservation. A
party of citizens leave Globe to-da to assist the
et tiers. Colonel Price, of the .sixth cavalry, with
two companies of cavalry, is supposed to be ad
Aancing in that direction."' A special from Wil
cox says: "Report still continue to arrive of the
killing of packers and prospector in different
directions. Lieutenat Guilfoile, avIio has gone to
the San Carlos agency to recruit a company of
scouts, reports burying ten or twelve men east of
here on his route from Mexico. The carpenters
who lei't the station will return to-day. Many
of the freighters and packers who are now here
are preparing' to take their chances and start out.
It is said the bodies of four white men were found
near the Black 1 liver, probably those of the
Ci to the close of business September 7 five per
cent, bonds of 1881 had been presented at the
Treasury Department for payment as follows:
One hundred and third call, $6,134,900, coupon ;
one hundred and fourth call, $13,693,000, regis
tered. The (lection for a Congressman in the second
district of Maine to fill the vacancy caused by
Senator Frye's resignation will take place Sep
VETERAN'S SIGNAL CORPS ASSOCIATION.
The sixth annual Reunion of the United States
Veterans' Signal Corps Association was held
August 25 at Point of Pines. After dinner the
association elected J. Willard Brown, of West
Medford, president. The association voted to
annul the action of the delegates to the Society
of the Army of the Potomac in electing Captain
H. W. Howgate to represent it at the next meet
ing, and Major Frank W. Marston, of Boston,
formerly Chief Signal Officer of the Department
of the Gulf, was elected instead. A committee
was appointed to take into consideration the plan
of a grand Reunion of members of the Signal
Corps in Boston in 1885.
WEED ON SHERMAN.
In a letter replying to an invitation from
"Private Dalzell " to 'attend the annual Ohio
Soldiers' Reunion at Caldwell, September 9,
Thurlow Weed says: ''Early in the rebellion,
after Generals Lee, Johnson, and others had gone
into the secession army, we were greatly in need
of capable and experienced officers. William
Tecumseh Sherman, who, after serving creditably
through the Florida and Mexican wars, had re
signed, was then, in 1801, president of a college in
Louisiana. At my suggestion alone to President
Lincoln and to Secretary Stanton, he was invited
to exchange the college for the camp. Promptly
resigning his presidency to resume more con
genial duties, Colonel Sherman soon rose to the
rank of Major-General, and after rendering gal
lant service at Vicksburg, Atlanta, etc., he
organized a formidable army, whose achieve
ments in marching hundreds of miles through
rebel States, reached Richmond in 'season to
divide with Grant the glory of the capture. It
wras a bright day for the Union when General
Sherman assumed that command. There is
nothing in the history of Napoleon's campaigns
showing higher military qualities than the
triumphal march of General Sherman, cut off
from the possibilities of supplies and reinforce
ments, through the hostile States of Tennessee,
Arkansas, Mississippi, and the Carolinas.
WAS HE LUCKY?
Broad Arrow reports from the St. Petersburg
Kovosii an extraordinary story about a bewitch
ing actress who sold lottery tickets, at ten guineas
each, exclusively to officers of the army and navy,
herself being the prize. The night of the draw
ing came round, a grand dinner was given at the
leading hotel, and terrific cheering broke out
among the guests when the winner was pro
nounced to be a popular officer of the Guards.
When the applause had subsided a toast was
drunk to the health of the winner and his prize.
THE ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND.
Mr. H. B. Case, chairman of the committee on
artillery and bugles, desires to secure the services
of a large number of buglers who are able to
blow the army calls during the Reunion of the
Army of the Cumberland, on the 20th, 21st, and
22d of September, at Chattanooga. He requests
all persons who are thus competent in the use of
the bugle and who expect to be present at the
Reunion to write to him at Chattanooga. Tenn.,
expressing their willingness to be assigned to
headquarters of various departments. Such per
sons will be taken care of while there. Wood
Count) ( Wis.) Reporter.
AN AWFUL DISASTER.
A dispatch from Cape Town dated August 31.
states: The Union mail steamer Teuton, Avith 200
souls on board, including passengers and crew,
has been wrecked near Quoin Point. Only twenty
seven persons Avere saved in the steamer's boats.
The British corvette Dido has proceeded to the
scene of the" wreck. The Teuton arrived at Cape
Town from England on Monday, landed some and
embarked other passengers and proceeded on her
voyage to Algoa bay and other places. Quoin
Point is near Algoa bay and is the scene of a pre
Aious Avreck of a Union mail steamer. The es
sel struck on a rock, but floated oft', and was in
the act of putting back to port Avhen she sank.
A majority of those on board perished. All
of the officers Avere drowned. Lloyd's corre
spondent at Cape Town says three boats Avere
lowered, one of Avhich foundered alongside the
steamer, and the other two have arived at Si
monstown, containing twenty-three of the crew
and four passengers. The Union Mail Steamship
Compain state that twelve of the passengers of
the steamer Teuton ha e been saved. "The Teu
ton's boats, which armed at SimonstOAvn, lay on
their oars till daylight. Nothing was then to be
seen, and it is feared that the third boat, Avith fif
teen Avomen and children on board, is lost.'' The
steamer Danube goes in search of survivors. The
company hope that the los of life is lmt as great
as Avas at first estimated. About fifty passengers
for Knysna Avere landed at Cape Town to proceed
, to their destination in a smaller steamer. This
J reduces the los of life by forty-four.
THE ARTILLERY OF PORTUGAL.
The artillery of Portugal consists of two regi
ments of field artillery, each having ten four-gun
batteries, aad one regiment of garrison artillery
Avith twelve companies. The guns arc 0 centi
metre Krupp for the field batteries, and for the
forts old smooth-bores of A'arious calibres, 12
and 15 centimetre bronze rifled cannon Avith six
grooves, on the La Hitfe system, 15 and 28 centi
metre Krupp guns, and 22 and 27 centimetre
bronze mortars. The mountain guns are 8 centi
metre bronze muzzle-loaders of the French pat
tern, and are carried by mules.
NATIONALITIES OF SHIPPING.
An exchange says: The number of vessels ply
ing betAveen the United States and Europe is
5,210, of which 4,655 are sailing vessels and 555
steam.ships. The sailing vessels are distributed
among the various nations, as follows: 1,276 are
British, 1.025 Norwegian and Swedish, 884 Amer
ican, 598 Italian, 395 German, 165 Austrian, 85
Spanish, 64 Russian, 57 French, 49 Dutch, 29 Dan
ish, 26 Portugal, and 2 Belgian. Of the steamers,
447 are British, 35 German, 21 Spanish, 14 Ameri
can, 13 Belgian, 9 French, 6 Dutch, 5 Italian, and
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REUNION OF MAINE VETERANS. ! NEWS ITEMS.
At the Reunion of the Maine Veterans at Port- , The Quartermaster-General of Michigan has
land, August 24th, the exercises consisted of mu- j made the necessary arrangements with the Balti
sic by Chandler's band, introduction of Governor j timore and Ohio Railroad Company to carry the
Plaistedby Gen. Chamberlain, welcoming address ! Governor and Staff, Legislature and State troops
by the Governor, response by Gen. O. O. Howard, over the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to Wash
address by ex-Governor Israel Washburn, prayer ! ington for the Yorktown celebration, leaving,
and benediction by W. G. Haskell. Upon the ! Detroit Saturday, October 15, reaching Wash
platform were many prominent military men, ington Sunday afternoon, remaining in Washing
including Gen. Thorn, of the Engineers IT. S. A., I ton until Monday evening, then taking a steamer
Gen. Beal, Col. Lakeman, Col. Dana, of the first for Yorktown, returning. from Yorktown Friday
Wisconsin Cavalry, Gen. Joseph G. Smith, of Ban- ' evening for Washington.
gor, and Col. J. M. Brown, of the First Maine Another explosion (of fulminate) occurred in
regiment. At the close of the Governor's address i the loading department of the Winchester Arms
the band played the" The Star-Spangled Banner," ; Company's works August 30, injuring ten per
after which Gen. Chamberlain introduced Gen. ' aons finite sprinnslv.iiirf one. or two others sbVbflv-
O. O. I Toward, as follows:
Comrades and Soldiers: We havenamed this
camp after a hero who sacrificed his life to the cause
of his country. God spared another honored name
and he who bears it is here present before you.
Every man will remember the gallant soldier
who lost his arm at Fair Oaks, and who waved
the stump aloft as a signal of victory and led his
battalion against the enemy. I introduce to you ! had broken out at Amoy and Shanghai, China,
Gen. Howard. an(1 at Bangkok, Siam. At the latter place the
As the general came forward he was received mortality is estimated at from one hundred to
by three hearty cheers, which were long and con- 400 per day. Only a few Europeans are said to
tinned and repeated. Gen. Howard then said : have.fallen victims to the scourge. Much alarm
Governor Plajsted, Comrades, Ladies, is reported as existing in the court. Yellow fever
and Gentlemen: I am not used to being met : has again become epidemic in the city and vicin
with this sort of battery. I thank you very ity of St. Pierre, Martinique,
much in behalf of the soldiers, sailors, and com- Garfield's old regiment, the Forty-second Ohio,
rades gathered here to-day for this welcome. ield a Reunion August 31, at Galion. Hourly
You do well to welcome us to the old State which bulletins concerning the President's condition
we love. The man is no man who does not love ; were received. Governor Foster and staff, and
his country and appreciate the place of his birth. Bookwalter, the Democratic candidate for Gov
I remember my native town, its lakes and sur- ernor, were present.
rounding hills, the view of the Androscoggin, and . , -i i. , ,-, , -,- ,
i x, -ni at A xi v ! T i A sad accident occurred at the soldiers' Re
beyond, the White Mountains m the distance. I . , , , , Q , o ,
am glad to see the children press to the front
(referring to several scores of small boys who, by
the General's invitation, climbed on the front of
the platform). That is the sort that make men
who continually press forward, who are the sol-
diers and sailors of Maine. I was associated early
with the sailors, and I always had a great respect
for the broad-shouldered lad whose parents al-
lowed him to go to sea. I recollect the speech of
Mr. Choate in New York at the unveiling of the
statue of Farragut, and the magnificent portrait
ure of that strong man. I am glad to have the
sailors welcome me, and under the shadow of that
great name I will embrace them all. Comrades,
soldiers, I came on this field in wonderment. I
did not expect to meet again the old First Maine,
the Second Maine, the Third Maine, the Fourth
Maine, and so on through the whole list. I was
welcomed by them heart to heart and hand to
hand, those who have hands left. Who are these
soldiers? I had a brigade composed of the Third
Maine, the Fourth Maine, whose colonel was
Hiram J. Berry, after whom this camp is named ;
the Fifth Maine and the Second Vermont. We
stood where we could hear the zip of the bullets son county. N. J., on Monday, Tuesday, and Wed
and the screech of the shell. They looked in my nesday, September 12, 13, and 14, tinder the man-
face with a smile, and went calmly forward to the
baptism of blood. A few had legs and arms left,
but all retained their warm hearts. They are here
to-day and welcome me home. : Yes," shouted
a veteran, "Ave were there." The general then
sketched in a spirited manner the outline of his
campaigns at South Mountain, Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga
The proceedings of the Reunion Avere varied by
a procession and a mock fight, in which the First
and Second regiments of Maine militia took part.
The fight represented the battle of YorktoAvn.
The French forces Avere represented by the Maine
militia, under command of General John Marshal
Brown as Rochambeau: the Americans by the
A-eterans, under command of General G. M. At
Avood, of Boston, as Washington : the British by
the Portland Cadets, four companies of the Sec
ond regiment and Seventh Maine battery, under
command of Captain Stowe, of Do er, Maine, as
Cornwallis. Col. Isaac sS. Bangs, of Waterville.
division commander, led the American line; Gen.
Chamberlain conducted the Avhole by signals from
the crest of Bramhali. The hour for the engage
ment Avas 3 p. m.. but the presence of several of
the leading British officers at the American head
quarters at 3.30 p.m. indicated that the non-combatants
need be in no haste to retire. In the
meantime the crowd on the sides of Bramhali hill
became more dense. The spectators Avere broiling
in the sun, and perhaps not as patient as General
Washington and staff, who had reined their
horses back into the shade of some tall elms. At
the French headquarters, Marquis Lafayette sat
patiently on his white horse, Avaiting for the skir-
misners iv moe, ami uiiKiiig er goun r.njibii.
.. 1 J. ... .1 x.-ll .1 TT" .i:.1.
At 4.20 the first gun opened on the English and
the skirmishers advanced, Avhile the British artille
ry replied and the British skirmishers were driven
back. The French line advanced and the fusil
lade between the skirmishers greAv lively. The
firing grew rapid and a brilliant skirmish took
place. Again the American line advanced Avith
cheers, and the French advancing more slowly,
but in fine order, the British Avere driven back to
their station on the hill. Next came a deter-
mined sortie of the British, driving back both the
French and American lines. The spectators now
got excited and crowded upon the battle field, im
peding the moA'einents of the French. The Brit
ish drove the Americans back upon their batte
ries, which were served rapidly, and after a fierce
fusillade the whole line advanced and the British
are driven back on the run to their hill. Both
French .and American lines rushed up the hill,
which Avas carried at 4 45, amid tremendous cheer
ing. The American army was draAvn up in line.
Avith the French line in front of them, and Gen
eral Washington and staff, with Gen. Lafay
ette on the left; the British line, headed by Gen
eral O'llara, marched down the lines, and O'Hara
gracefully tendered his sword, Avhich Avas receiA ed
by General Lincoln on behalf of General Wash
ington, and as gracefully returned. The British
army then '' grounded arms." The only casualties
reported were two men of the Seventh Maine bat
tery, badly burned by the explosion of cartridges
which they carried.
When you see a mad dog, don't argue with him,
unless you are sure of your logic.
If you scrub other people's pigs you will soon
need scruj-bing yourdf.
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The Mexican Veterans' Association of New
York have taken steps to erect a slab over the
grave of Captain Lewis, of the Louisiana
Mounted Men, and to remove his remains from
potter's field. ,
Advices were received at the National Board
of Health on the 4th to the effect that cholera
iiuiuu iibiuuDjiKiiuuuuuiijXUititjicucuuj. nililc
firing a salute the cannon prematurely exploded,
blowing the arm of one of the gunners from the
During the past two years $170,000,000 in
, specie have been brought into the United States
! from Europe, and for that period of time the
i aggregate production of the gold and silver
mines of this country has been about .$200,
000.000. Nearly all this vast amount of hard.'
money has been kept in this country.
A Reunion of the Fifth and Twenty-seventh
Regiment Colored Volunteers will be held at
Lancaster, O., September 22d. Speeches will be
made by Colonel G. W. Shortliff, of Oberlin, Major
J. W. Jackson, of Chillicothe, and others. Ser
geant Beatty, will read the Emancipation Procla
mation. William A. Strawder, of Lancaster, O...
is president of the committee of arrangements.
. A grand tliree days encampment and festival'
will l3e heM at Schuetzen Park, Union Hill, Hud-
agement of Henry Wilson Post, No. 13, Grand
Army of the Republic, Department of New Jersey.
The object of the affair is to establish a fund for
the erection of a memorial hall in Jersey City to
perpetuate in durable form the memory and hero
ism of their comrades who gave up their lives to
, save the Union. The encampment exercises will
consist of guard mount, skirmish and exhibition
drill, review, dress parade, and other military
nianfcirvres, concluding Avith a sham battle on the
last day. Each day an oration Avill be delivered
by some distinguished Union soldier or prominent
civilian. The Fourth and Ninth regiments, X. G.
S. N. J., Avill take part in the sham battle on the
last day. All Hudson county, and representatiA-es
from every post in the State Avill participate,
t There Avill be dancing from three unil eleven P.
M.. and A'arious athletic sports and games each
day. Mr. M. Mullone, of the Jersey City Argun.
chairman of the committee of arrangements, has
left nothing undone to make the encampment a
A Reunion of soldiers and sailors who served
during the late war Avill be held October 3d and
4th. at FairvieAv, Fulton county, 111.
A movement is being started, looking to a Re
union of the soldiers of the Eighty-fourth Regi
ment, Pennsyl vania Volunteer Infantry. No regi
ment that went out from the State did more
Aaliant service, or has a better and more glorious
record than the gallant old Eighty-fourth. AIT.
of the officers or enlisted men who favor this
move for Reunion should address Thomas El
Merchant. 625 Walnut street, Philadelphia.
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The veterans of the Fiftv-first Pennsvhania
Volunteers Avill hold their Reunion on the 14th
inst.. at LcAvisburg.
There is to be a Reunion of soldiers at Fair
view, Fulton county. 111.. October 3d and 4th
The (hand Army of the Republic posts and
veteran organization of Wayne, Wyoming, Sus
quehanna, Lehigh, Columbia, Northampton. Lack-
' aAvanna. and Luzerne counties, Pa..Avill celebrate
the anniversary of the battle of Antietam, on
Friday, September Id, at Valley Park, on the
A Reunion of ex-soldiers and sailors in Vigo
county, Ind.. will be held at PockAille. Septem
The thirteenth Reunion of the Army of the
Cumberland will be held at Chattanooga. Tenn..
September 20,21 and 22. The routes leading from
Evansville, Ind., Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnati
will carry passengers for the round trip at 10.
The first dav will be ushered in by a salute of
thirteen guns tired at sunrise on top of Cameron.
Hill, which overlooks the famous battle-ground of
Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Lookout Mountain,
and Wahatchee. General Phil. H. Sheridan is.
president of the society, and the prospects seetiL
favorable for a grand Reuniou.
The Grand Army of Massachusetts are taholdf
a field-day, October 4, to raise funds for a State
Soldieis' Home. Governor Long has accepted am
invitation to be present Avith his staff.
The Nineteenth Illinois Veteran Survivons-aiv
to hae a picnic al South 1'ark on Sepionibol"5A
The boys will make it yleasant for :0 who will