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THE NATIONAL TBIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, OCTOBER 1, 1881.
The meeting of the Mexican Veteran Association
in Lytic 3 Tall, Ciucinnatti, recently, Avas well at
tended by all the delegates.
A committee was armointcd lorenort on the
business to be transacted, and the order thereof, j
and to whom all resolutions were to be submitted j comrades who had not met before lor years recog
without discussion. The committee consisted of , nized each other. In some cases brothers met
General Mahlon D. Manson, of Indiana. Chair- for the first time since the war. The Arkansas
man; General A. T. M. Reynolds, of Michigan; Valley turned out the best organized body of
Hon. Robert Kloiz, of Pennsylvania; General T. veterans three regiments of about three hun
R. Coffin, of Alabama, and Colonel T. II. Jones, died men each and received much praise. The
of Ohio. ' boys all enjoyed the occasion hugely. On Thurs-
The election of officers being the first thing in day the principal ceremonies of the Reunion took
order, Judge Duling, of Tennessee, moved to sus- place. In the morning Governor St. John, Senator
pend the rules and re-elect the officers of the last j Plumb, and other gentlemen, made speeches,
year. The motion was carried, and the election j which were interspersed with singing by glee
resulted as follows: ! clubs and the old soldiers. "Marching through
President James W. Denver, of Washington, j Georgia" was the favorite air. The dinner given
D. C Fiist Vice President M. D. Manson, of under the auspices of Lincoln Post No. 1, Grand
Indiana; First Secretary Alex. M. Kennedy, of j Army of the Republic, of Topeka, was heartily
Washington, D. C: Treasurer S. V. Nilcs, of I enjoyed. In the evening the grand parade came
Washington, D. C Marshal E. i. Biles, of off, there being several thousand old soldiers
Philadelphia. Pa.: Vice Presidents United States , in the line. The people of Topeka and Lincoln
Armv. General Winiield Scott Hancock and Gen- . Post treated the old vets with the utmost hospi-
eral George W. Getty: tinted btates Aavy, gen
eral J. A .".7 arret t and Commodore ,S. P. Quacken
lmsh ; United States Marine Corps, Colonel John
W. Broome and Major W. B. Slack; Revenue
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Marine Service, C.ptain Osmund Peters and Cap- ;
tain John McGowan. ,
Mr. B. C. True read an ode for the occasion. j
after which Hon. S.F. Hunt delivered an address. ,
The exercises concluded with the singing of j
"America" by the audience standing, and music '
by the orchestra. Previous to adjournment it j
was decided to hold the next meeting of the
Society in Nashville, Tennessee, September 14.
1832. Hon. S. F. Hunt, who had so delighted I
his audience, was elected as an honorary member
of the Association the first in its history.
The Ex-Prisoners met at the Highland House
Ciucinnatti, Ohio, recently and elected the follow
ing officers for the ensuring year: President, E. C.
Beach; Vice-President, Dr. C.O.Wright; Secre
tary, E. O. James ; Treasurer, Mr. McCormick ;
Executive Committee : Dr. Cling, E. S. Wilder,
J. H. nafford, George W. Neff. and L. C. Garver.
A communication from the owner of the ,
grounds where Andersonville prison stood was !
received and read. The owner offered to sell i
the property' for $1,500. and the communication '
was referred to a committee with instructions to !
ask an appropriation from Congress for the pur- ;
pose of purchasing the ground.
The following was offered and adopted : i
Whereas the thirty acres of ground on which j
Andersonville Military Prison was located can j
now be purchased from George W. Kennedy, its !
loyal owner, for 1.600 ; and whereas the terrible '
suffering and mortality there have made it of '
great national interest, especially to tlie ex-prisoners
of war and the families of those who i
perished there; therefore, j
Jicsolved, That this Association respectfully i
asks Congress to aid the survivors in purchasing !
this tract, including the old stockade. !
John D. SlMPSOX.
Joseph W. O'Neall. i
This renowned body of men, the Thirty-fourth
Ohio Veteran Infantry, held their annual Reunion
on September 15, at Vogel's Hall, on Elm street,
Cincinnatti, Ohio. It was the largest and
most enthusiastic meeting that the boys have
had since the war, and will long be remembered.
The Thirty-fourth regiment served exactly four
years, having been mustered into the service
July 25. 1861, at Camp Lucas, Ohio, and mus
tered out July 25, 1805. It participated in all
the important engagements in West Virginia and
the Valley of the Shenandoah, and was always
prompt when duty- called. Its record of losses
in battle is startling, and shows that the zouaves
were where the light was hottest. As an example,
it lost 125 men, killed and wounded, at the battle
of Fayette ville, Va., where Colonel John T. Toland
had two horses shot under him. Colonel Toland
a year or so later, was killed in battle at Wythe
ville, Virginia. Under General Sheridan, in the
Valley of Virginia, this regiment showed distin
guished gallantry at the battles of Cedar Creek,
Fisher's Hill, Opequan, Hall Town, Berryville
and a dozen less important engagements, and sus
tained their well-earned reputation for gallantry
and discipline. It was composed chiefly of very
young men, none of them scarcely above twenty
five, and most of them between the ages of seven
teen and twenty-one, and yesterday it was diffi
cult to find one whose head was being turned to
silver. At the meeting no less than seventy men
registered their names, and if the parade takes
place, they will all be in line.
President J. H. Short called the meeting to
order, and the business began. It was decided
to hold the next Reunion at Amelia, Clermont
county, Ohio, and the same officers were re-elected.
These are, President Short, Secretary Andy J.
Temple, and Treasurer B. J. Kicker.
OXE HUXDRED AXD EIGHTH O. V. I.
The members of the One Hundred and Eighth
O. V. I., numbering twenty-one, elected the fol
lowing officers: President, Joseph Good; Vice
President, Captain A. Maguire; Secretary, F. J.
The Association of the Ninety-fourth Regi
ment O. V. I., has elected the following officers
for the ensuing year: President, Captain Perry
Stewart ; Vice Presidents, Serjeant J. H. Kyle, , llie assembly rose and joined in the hymn. Res
of Greene county; Comrade'" George Graham, ; olntions of respect for and condolence with the
Miami county; Captain N. M. McConkey, Clarke family ot'tl,e ljlle President were adopted, and it
ounty: Lieutenant I. N.Arnold. Darke county ; was resolved that the society attend the funeral
Captain W. T. Putnam. Recording Secretary : Dr. ' at Cleveland of their late comrade, and invite all
JaniesE.Shellenberger,CorrespondingSecretaiy:;memners 0I tne Army ol tlie Cumberland and
Lieutenant John A. Hivling, Treasurer.
The only living creature found by our men on
Little Big Horn, Custer s last battle field, was the
horse Comanche, which was found wounded by
seven bullets, and lying by the side of his dead
master, Colonel Keogh. Comanche has recovered,
has been adopted by the Seventh Cavalry as reg
imental charger, and by special orders is forever
exemprcfl from labor.
SOLDIERS' REUNION AT TOPEKA.
Tlie Reunion of old veterans at Topeka, Kan.,
last week was a perfect success. There were
over ten thousand old soldiers present, and al
most every regiment that served during the late
war was represented by one or more members.
Many affecting scenes were witnessed when old
tality. The gathering was the largest ever wit
nessed in the State and will long be remembered.
One of the most aifecting and at the same time
pleasing incidents of the Reunion was the meet-
ing of two brothers who had not seen or heard of
each other for fourteen years, each supposing the
other dead. One of the brothers was standing on
the capitol steps calling for the old soldiers of
the Thirty-second Illinois infantry. The other
brother stepped up and said, "That is my old
regiment." "What is your name?" asked the
first. "Edward Hardcastle," he replied. "My
God. you are my own brother!" and as they
clasped each other in brotherly affection, great
tears rolled down the cheeks of the old veterans
who witnessed this reunion of long-separated
The address of Senator P. B. Plumb, formerly !
Colonel of the Eleventh Kansas cavalry, was just j
what the occasion required. We are sorry space j
prevents our giving it in full. In closing, he said : !
" These Reunions should be kept up and their !
usefulness extended. They will afford not only j
means for social enjoyment of the ordinary kind, ;
but the means of making and perpetuating the I
history I have mentioned. As the ranks thin
out, there will be need of help for the families of !
tfcose who have gone before. The rich, prosper- j
ous, powerful country ought to see to it that no j
one who faithfully served his country in the hour i
of its peril should die in want. It would be a !
reproach upon Government and people that such !
a thing should be. Meanwhile let the comrades J
help each other. They can relieve distress, smooth :
the dying pillow, and smooth the last hour of ;
those to whom the final summons comes. The j
friendships of the war were strong. Those of
peace among men who have this bond of a com- ;
mon danger, whether in the same company, regi- ;
ment, brigade, or division, or not, ought to be !
equally strong. ;
And now, comrades, while we touch the " mystic j
chords of memory" on this pleasant autumn day, j
and with all these cheerful surroundings, let us !
not fail to remember those who have gone before, i
who sealed their devotion with their blood, and i
who sleep in the soil they died to make free, the
vanished and nameless army of the republic, who '
were not merely willing to die, but to be forgot-
ten, so that the good they did might live after them, j
What they died to preserve we enjoy to-day.
Could they be with us they would commend these
exercises. When the last reveille shall sound they
will fall into line, not as of old, with the light of
battle on their faces, but under the lead of Ilim
who said: "I am the resurrection and the life:"
for if there are white souls in paradise they are
those of the men who laid down their lives in
demonstration of the truth that the ends of life
are worth far more than mere living. At all
similar gatherings they and those who may here
after be added to the melancholy roll of our dead
should be the subject of special commemoration.
To us all the summons will inevitably come.
May we be as well prepared to meet it as those
who have gone before.
ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND.
The Reunion of the Army of the Cumberland
last week was an interesting occasion, though
naturally a melancholy one, owing to the recent
death of the President, whose presence at Chat
tanooga Avas to form one of the chief features of
the Reunion, and to the absence of Generals Sher
man and Sheridan, and other distinguished sol
diers. The Reunion opened September 21 with
nearly 1.500 members in attendance.
All flags in Chattanooga were at half-mast, and
stores and residences were heavily draped in
mourning. Soldiers of both armies had badges
covered with crape. The procession marched
with muffled drums and colors draped to the
place of meeting at the court house. Generals
Fullerton, Wilder. Smith, Parkhurst, Cist, and
other prominent ex-Union soldiers headed the
procession. The meeting was called to order by
I General J. S. Wilder, chairman of the local com
mittee, who made a short speech appropriate to
the occasion. General J. C. Smith, of Chicago,
senior vice-president of the society, in the ab
sence of General Sheridan, the president, took the
chair and responded.
Prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Earnshaw, chap
lain of the Soldiers' Home at Dayton, Ohio. The
band of the Fifth United States Artillery, from
Atlanta, interspersed music.
After the playing of ''Nearer My God to Thee,"
Ohio to join them, and that the resident members
at Cleveland make the necessary arrangements.
In view of the mournful ceremonies under which
the society met only routine business sufficient
to maintain the organization was transacted, and
a committee appointed to prepare suitable reso
lutions on the death of General Garfield.
Thurlow Weed receives a Government pension
for services in the war of 1812.
GRAND ARMY ORDERS.
Grand Army of the Republic,
No. 15 Pembertox Square,
Boston, September 14, 1881.
No. 8. j
Death, with a sudden hand, has stricken our
honored Comrade, Ambrose E. Burxsjde, for
two vears Commander-in-Chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic.
He fell, as a true soldier would fall, in full
armor and at the post of duty. Frank, brave,
magnanimous, he won the hearts of thousands
whose love and grief will be a dearer tribute to
his memory than the proudest chaplet which
Fame can lay upon his grave.
Officers of the staff of the Commander-in-Chief
will wear crape on the left arm on all public
occasions, when on duty, during the next thirty
By command of
Geo. S. Merrill.
William M. Olix, Commander-in-Chief.
Headquarters Dep't of New York,
Grand Army of the Republic,
Assistant Adjutant General's Office,
Albany, N. Y., September 21, 1881.
No. 9. j
I. The Nation is bathed m tears, the world
stands appalled at the deed of the cowardly,
treacherous, and infamous assassin.
mourning denoting the grief of a stricken and sor-
rowing people are visible on every hand. Presi- i
dent James A. Garfield, patriot, statesman, and i
chief ruler of our great and beloved country,
lies quietly sleeping in the arms of grim death. J
With Avhat startling effect the anouncement of t
his demise fell upon a people whose hearts are '
filled to overflowing with sadness. Hoping and
praying through all his long, weary suffering, j
admiring his fortitude and patience, we learned !
to love and revere him. But He who rules over i
the destinies of the world, and whose ways are
mvefovinne o-n1 -nicf finrlintr nnf r1orrfol lm lin
prayers of a Nation should not prevail, and that
his spirit should ascend to God who gave it. We
bow in meek submission to His will. During
the dark days of the Republic, when fratricidal
hands sought to destroy the Union established
by our fathers, our Comrade James A. Garfield,
in common with the patriotic sons of the North,
offered his life in defense of that countrv which
was more precious and dear to him than life
itself. Passing through the fiery ordeal of war,
mercifully spared by a kind Providence, honored
and elevated by a grateful people to the highest
office in the land, mother, wife, and family joy
fully anticipating the bright future, he in the
prime and vigor of manhood is suddenly without
waming or provocation shot down by the cruel
hand of the assassin.
The life of our lamented comrade is fraught
with valuable teachings, which will serve as
landmarks to future generations. Comrades, our
love and veneration for him will be best attested
by striving to emulate his noble example.
II. It is ordered that Post Headquarters be
draped in mourning for a period of thirty daj-s,
and that Department, staff, and Post officers on
all public occasions, when on duty, will wear
crape on the left arm.
By command of
Asst. A dft Gen I
Headquarters Dep't of New Jersey,
Graxd Akmy of the Republic.
Metuchex, September 20, 1881.
General Orders 1
N. 11. ;
It becomes my painful duty to officially an
nounce the death of the President of the United
States, General James A. Garfield, which sad
event occured on the 19th inst. at Elberon, Long
Branch, within this Department.
The cause of his great suffering and untimely
death is too well known.
On the 2d day of July, the telegraph flashed
the startling intelligence throughout this broad
land and the civilized world of the dastardly
attempt to take his valuable life by assassination.
This cowardly and foul act has never but once
found its parallel in this free country.
On the 3d day of July the following telegram i
was sent from these Headquarters:
Headquakters Dep't of New Jersey,
GiiAxu Army of the Republic.
Metuchex, July 3, 1881.
Hon. James G. Blaine,
Secretary of State, Washington, D. C. :
The Grand Army of the Republic, of this De
partment, express deep sorrow that the life of
their comrade in war, the Nation's President,
has been sought. Please convey to him our loyal
and affectionate sympathy. May our Great Com
mander above preserve his life for the Nation's
sake, and if a miracle is needed. Oh! God grant
Signed, CirAS. H. Houghton,
R. Loyd Roberts,
An acknowledgement was promptly received,
expressing the thanks of the Cabinet to this De
partment. Since that day of terrible suspense, our people
have passed through weeks and months of anx
iety, trustingly awaiting the issue. The sunshine
of hope did at times pierce the dark clouds of
despair, and the light of life would dawn through
the gloom. The prayers of a loving and Chris
tian people have gone up to the God of Battles.
We have lived in the abiding faith that He who
noteth even the fall of a sparrow, would restore
to the Nation its prostrate President. But death
comes ! The Nation bows to God's will ! '; Jus
tice and Judgment are the establishment of IFis
throne." "God reigns and the Government still
Hon. Chester A. Arthur this day becomes
the lawful and constitutional President, and he
will receive, as the Chief Executive of this Na
tion, the loyal support of our Order.
For the appalling crime that has taken this
precious life from an aged mother, noble wife,
and loving children, and robbed the country of
his patriotic services, his just and fearless (lis-
uuiigc uiiiuum; uuueb. me coiusummanon oi im-
puiuim, projects, oi great ueuent to tne people,
and our Order of a true and beloved comrade,
there is not, there cannot ue.n punishment too
Officers of the stair of the Department Com-
mander will wear crape upon the left arm on all
I Pulic occasions, when on duty, during the next
j thirty days.
By command of
CiLAS. H. ICOUGIITOXj
R. Loyd Roberts,
THE IRON BRIGADE.
One of the incidents of the recent Reunion at
Topeka was the meeting of old comrades of the
famous Iron Brigade of the First Army Corps,
Army of the Potomac. The Iron Brigade was
composed of the Nineteenth Indiana, Second
Wisconsin, Sixth Wisconsin, Twenty - fourth
Michigan, and Seventh Wisconsin. The present
; Commissioner of Pensions, Hon. W. W. Dudley,
was Colonel of the regimen b first named, and lost
a leg at Gettysburg. It was organized in August
18G1 , and disbanded in July, 1865 ; and the brig
ade was engaged in the battles of Gainesville,
second battle of Bull Run, South Mountain,
Antietam, Fredericksburg, Fitzhugh's Crossing,
i Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilder-
I ne5S opotiRyivania, iaurei run, voiu xiaruor,
North Anna, Petersburg,' Hatcher's Run, Weldon ;
Railroad, Five Forks, and Appomattox. There J
were four regiments represented at the Reunion.
Major Bill, of the Seventh Wisconsin; Lieutenant J
Sam Hindman, Company B, Nineteenth Indiana; j
William H. Castata, Company B, Nineteenth In- j
diana ; William Archer, Company E, Nineteenth
Indiana ; George W. Hafford, Company E, Nine- I
teenth Indiana ; M. L. Palmer, Company A, Sec- ;
ond Wisconsin; Lester Day, Sixth Wisconsin
Each member of that brigade has a badge maim-
j tactured m Germany
Vv HlC ail(L JllteCll 10I1JX.
about three inches
It gives the names of the
battles the brigade was engaged in, the different
regiments composing it, &c, woven into the silk
badge. It is a beautiful tiling, and will be
down to future
THE IRON BRIGADE MONUMENT.
At a recent Reunion of Wisconsin soldiers, a
veteran, who twenty years ago was a drummer
boy in the old Sixth Wisconsin, suggested a
monument in honor of the brave men and officers
of the "Iron Brigade" who fell during the Re
bellion. Subsequently, on the 28th of Septem-
ber, pursuant to a call signed by General E. S.
' BraSS; Vice-President of the association, a meet-
ing was held in Milwaukee to consider the above
suggestion, and there is a fair prospect of its be-
ing carried into effect.
THE LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, REUNION.
From reports received, it appears that the
soldiers and sailors' Reunion at Lincoln, Nebraska,
of which notice was given in The National
Tribune, proved a grand success. The camp
was about two miles from Lincoln, well supplied
with tents, water, and other requirements neces
sary to comfort, and, best of all, the attendance
On the last day there was a sham battle, the
Veterans representing the Union, and the First
Regiment of Nebraska National Guards, the Con
federate forces. Of course, " Our Boys " gained
the victory. The National Guards got a taste of
soldier life for which they had made no ealcula
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away, on two successive nights, capturing guards,
camps, and equipage, besides having no end of
GRAND ARMY ANNIVERSARY,"
On October 10 will occur the fifteenth anni
versary of the organization of the Grand Army
of the Republic in Pennsylvania, and the event
will be celebrated by a parade and Reunion in
the Exhibition Building at Philadelphia. There
will be several distinguished members of the
Order present. The Posts will form in numerical
order on the east side of Broad street, right resting
on Columbia avenue, facing west, at 9.o0 o'clock,
and Avill move at 10.30 o'clock, sharp, in columns
of platoons, countermarching to Greene, thence
to the Pllrkj au(1 tiirougll the Park to the Exhi
Oxen, sheep, and hogs will be
roasted, and there will be games of various kinds.
SOLDIERS' MONUMENT FAIR.
A fair is to be held in Belle City Hall, Racine,
Wis., commencing Monday evening, October 31,
lasting one week, for the purpose of raising funds
with which to erect a monument which will be
a just tribute to the memory of soldiers who gave
their lives that their country might live. The
business men, manufacturers, and citizens gen
erally are taking a lively interest in the enter
prise, and it will doubtless prove successful. So
says the Milwaukee Sunday Telegraph, which, by
the way, is a live paper, and evidently believes
in "Our Boys."
HE WAS THERE.
An old soldier named Prescott who formerly
belonged to the Sixty-eighth New York Infantry,
walked from Emporia to Topeka, Kansas, a dis
tance of sixty miles, to attend the recent Reunion
at the latter place.
power to indict and try the criminal : also, that
A VETERAN KICKER. the crmiin?a law 0f New Jersey does not disqual-
The Walla Walla Union, of August 31, says: j ify a citizen from serving in a jury simply be
" Yesterday there died at the garrison a mule ' cause he has expressed an opinion on the case to
that has a history that would fill a small book. : be tried. If Attorney-General Stockton, of New
He was forty-six years old, and had been in the j Jersey, and Attorney-General MacYeagh consider
service of the Government for the past thirty-six j that the trial can be held there, the prisoner will
years, fie was known all over the coast as 'Old ! be taken to New Jersey. The county prosecutor
Lorn,' and lias been at diflerent periods stationed
at .iimuBi iri.) y.irrisuii on wie coast. ins
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funeral, which was held yesterday, was attended dictment against Guiteau simply as a precau
by the Quartermaster's Department in force, and ; tionary measure, so that if the AVashington ali
bis body interred with a feeling of profound ' thorities deem it best to have the trial in New
sorrow at the loss of this old timer. A monu- ! Jersey there shall be no gap left for the escape of
ment is now being made and will be erected over Guiteau by legal quibbles under the law of tlie?
A new Post, of the Grand Army of the Republic,
j namC(i in honor of General a". E. Burnside de-
i ceased, was formed at South Chicago, on Wed
; nes(lav evening, of last week, numberin
j twenty-five members. The followin
r n tnnr.
; were elected: James
Wilson. S. V. C: T. R. Grant, J. V. C: W. T.
MonicaL Adjutant; A. J. Scott, Quartermaster;
n 7 r,iftrp nimiilain: Adolnh Oil tor fmw
of the day; and Christ Bryan, Guard.
The G. A. R. Post, of Palmyra, N. Y., which
organized a year ago, at a meeting last weekj
adopted the name James A. Garfield Post, No.
19., G. A. R.
The proposed soldiers' Reunion which was to
have been held at Tipton, Iowa, September 22d
and 2ttd, was indefinitely postponed owing to the
death of the late President Garfield.
The eggs sold in Cincinnati will this year un
doubtely reach the figure of 5,000,000 dozen, or
Up to the close of business September 17,1881,
there had been presented at the Treasury Depart-
meilt ior 1)ayment five per cent, bonds of 1881, as
j follows: One hundred and third call, 6,829.900,
: coupon ; onc hundred and fourth call, $1G,721,450,
The invitation of the United States Govern
ment to the representatives of Baron Steuben to
attend the Yorktown Centennial, has been ac
cepted by the following officers: Colonel von
Steuben, 76th regiment Aidesheim; Captain von
Steuben, 4th regiment of the Guards, Spandau ;
Captain von Steuben, 8th regiment, Frankfort-on-the-Oder
; Lieutenant von Steuben, 22d regi
ment, Rastadt; Lieutenant von Steuben, o9th
regiment, Dusseldorf; Lieutenant von Steuben,
74th regiment, Hildesheim.
Colonel Horatio C. King has been retained for
the defense in the second G. A. R. court-martial
of Joseph A. Joel, editor of the Grand Army Ga
zette, and is associated with Colonel L. R. Steg
man in the trial. The case will probably be car
ried into the civil courts.
General Rusk, the Republican candidate
for Governor of Wisconsin, is a self-made man,
j going to Wisconsin while it was yet a Territory
and beginning life as a stage-driver.
Commissioner of Internal Revenue Ranm is
after the bankers with a sharp stick. It is
claimed that the steps he is taking will recover
at least 82,000,000 of back taxes which have been
withheld bv various cornorations.
The Fulton county, Hlinois, soldiers hold their
annual Reunion October 3d and 4th next, at the
The annual Reunion of the soldiers of Mc
Donough county', Illinois, is to take place at the
1 county seat October 12 and 13.
The third annual Reunion of the Eighty-second
Indiana. Volunteers will be held at North
Vernon, Indiana, October 6th.
A soldiers' Reunion is. to be held at Great Bend
Kansas, October 12.
The survivors of the One Hundred and four
teenth New York Volunteers hold their annual
Reunion at Sherburne, in that State, October 5.
A monument, erected in that village by Mr. White
will be unveiled with interesting ceremonies.
King Kalakaua, the King of the Sandwich
Islands, who is now in this country on his tonr
around the world, arrived in this city on the
27th of September. The King is accompanied
' ov L'olonel Jucltt ana v. -. Armstrong, WHO is
the attoruev-iieneral of the Hawaiian
ment. The latter is an American and owns a
farm near Fortress Monroe, where he formerly
lived. The object of the King?s visit to this
country is simply for a pleasure tour. He was
here in 1S74, and remembers most pleasantly
the reception tendered to him. The King is a
large, portly man, about forty-live years of age,
and has a very pleasant and agreeable manner.
King Kalakaua speaks English with a slight
foreign accent, and their color is the only means
of distinguishing the royal party from the ordi
The order of General Hancock anoointin"' a
, court-martial for the trial of Sergeant Mason at
! tlie Washington Arsenal lias been suspended until
1 further notice. It will probably not meet until
after the Yorktown celebration. The detail of
; the court is as follows: Lieutenant-Colonel H.
I R. Mizner, Tenth Infantry; Captains A. C.
Wildrick, Third Artillery; W. L. Haskin, First
Artillery; JolmN. Craig, Tenth Infantry; Joseph
G. Ramsey, Second Artillery, and James M.
Lancaster, third Artillery : Lieutenants Christo
pher C. Walcott, Third Artillery; T. H. Bliss,
First Artillery ; Millard F. Harmon, First Artil
lery: Lieutenant E. K. Russell, First Artillery,
WASTING THEIR TIME.
The legal authorities of Monmouth county,
New Jersey, have addressed the Attorney-General
of the State and the Attorney-General of the
United States, upon the propriety of filing counts
before the grand jury of Monmouth county at its
meeting next Tuesday against Guiteau for the
murder of President Garfield. It is held that the
waiver of the coroner's inquest by the State docs
not deprive the grand jury of this county of its
of the pleas, Hon. John Lanning, of Monmouth,
lias (leemeu to me oeiore tliegranu jurv
has decided to file before the jrrand
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1 district or couimoia.