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THE NATIONAL TBIBlXtfE: AVASHEtfGTOK, D. C, OCTOBER 8, 1881.
THE LARGEST FARM IN THE WORLD.
A letter from Fargo, D. T., says: Can you im
agine a wheat field of 30.000 acres? Thirty
thousand acres of slender golden stems, each
hearing a cluster of yellow heads, "bowing and
nodding as if in acknowledgment of admiring
glances. If you cannot fancy such n picture, you
perhaps will admit that it must he one of the
most sublime scenes the human eye can witness.
I stood this morning at the centre of the larg
est piece of territory ever cultivated under the
direction of a single man. As far as the eye
could reach, north, south, cast, or west, there was
nothing visible but the bluest of blue sky. the
reddest of red barns, the great awkward-looking
threshers, with their smoke-begrimed engines
beside them, the whirring harvesters, and miles
nfter miles of wheat. If tills farm were stretched
out like a ribbon, half a mile wide, it would reach
as far as from Chicago to Milwaukee. If it "were
in a single rectangular piece, a mile in width, it
would be forty-five miles from end to end; and
there is not a fence, not a tree, not a bush : only
an occasional strip of green across the golden that
marks a road or section line.
Near us was a little white house where the
storekeeper lived the commissary of a great
army it is and we inquired of the gentlemanly
Mr. Mandell how we could get across to the office
of Mr. Dalrymple. He impressed a mule team
that happened to drive up for supplies, and sent
us to headquarters.
There was a cluster of great red barns, an acre
or two of cabbages, beets, onions, and waving
corn ; a lazy-looking windmill that swung around
as indifferently as if a regiment of thirsty men
were not working in the field, and a cozy cottage,
plain, but comfortable. AVe rapped at the door
and were shown into the parlor. The room was
handsomely furnished, with some evidences of
luxury, but no more than are found in the houses
of "fore-handed"' farmers all over the AVest.
We asked for Mr. Dalrymple, and he came
down from some room above ; a slender, quiet
looking man with a pen behind his ear, whom
you would judge to be a schoolmaster or clergy
man at sight. His hands were soft and white
more accustomed to the book or pen than the
plow and his face, were it not covered with
beard, was not so much burned as mine. He met
ns cordially, invited us to spend the day and dine,
and suggested that he would have a team hitched
np to drive us over "the place." I noticed he
always called it " the place."
In the meantime I asked him a few questions.
The first one was as to the yield this year.
"It was a late spring," said Mr. Dalrymple.
"At the time when we were usually putting in a
crop the place for miles around us here was cov
ered with water from the melted snow, and you
could have sailed a boat over a field where now
there is wheat that will yield. I feared at one
time that the crop would be a failure, but am
very positive now that the average per acre will
not be below twenty bushels."
"Have you sold your wheat?"
" Our plan is different from the ordinary method.
"We are sending about three train-loads a day to
"How many bushels is that?
"About 30,000 bushels. "We load a vessel at
Duluth every two days, and send it to Buffalo)
where it is sold on arrival at the market price."
"The price to-day," said Mr. Dalrymple, con
sulting a dispatch, "is one dollar and twenty
seven cents at Buffalo. Freights are about twenty-seven
cents, so it nets about one dollar a
""What will your crop amount to?
" I am expecting about 600,000 bushels. Be
sides this we have about 90,000 bushels of oats,
which we keep for our stock."
"Do you keep stock enough to eat up 90,000
bushels of oats ?
Mr. Dalrymple smiled pleasantly, and remarked
that 800 horses and mules eat up a great many
"How much does your crop cost you?
" It costs us about six dollars an acre to pro
duce a crop when we use our own stock and pay
our men by the month, but when we hire men
and teams by the day it costs us about eight dol
lars an acre."
""What do you pay your men ?"
"AVe pay thirty dollars a month for regular
hands, and two dollars per day for extra hands
""What machinery have you going to-day?"
"Two hundred self-binding harvesters and
thirty steam threshers. These 200 harvesters
cut an average of 2,800 acres a day, and the
threshers turn out about 30,000 bushels a day.
As fast as it is threshed we bag the wheat, cart
it over there to the cars, empty the sacks, and
send away three car loads daily."
""Where do you keep your men? "
"If you had been here at five o'clock this
morning you could have seen 800 men at break
fast. AVe keep forty cooks."
Mj. Dalrymple explained at length how this
enormous business is conducted. The 30,000
acres under cultivation are divided into five
divisions of 0,000 acres each, under superintend
ents, who are responsible directly to Mr. Dalrym
ple, the commander-in-chief. Each of these regi
ments is divided again into battalions, with a
foreman or major, who has charge of 2,000 acres.
Under him are three companies, each having a
captain and cultivating a section, which is 640
acres of land. Each superintendent plants his
crop and harvests it, reporting from time to time
to Mr. Dalrymple, who directs and oversees the
whole, but spends the greater part of his time at
the office, planning and calculating for the best
results from the smallest outlay. The superin
tendents are responsible for the good order of
their men, stock, and machinery, and there is a
decided rivalry between them as to which can
produce the biggest crop. "When the plowing
commences in the Spring, the men go out in
gangs, each taking G40 acres, under the direction
of a foreman, who rides along on horseback to see
that the work is done properly. Everything is
in the military style.
Statistics show that the annual consumption of
eggs in the United States is about 10,600,000 bar
rels. The poultry marketed or consumed is esti
mated at 680,000,000 pounds, at $68,000,000.
GRAND ARMY CAMP FIRE.
The following is furnished The National
Tribune by a subscriber.
One of the grandest of gatherings that ever took
place at Nyack, on the Hudson River, N. Y., oc
curred Monday evening, September 19, 1881, the
occasion being the Camp Fire of Post AValdron,
! No. 90. Invitations had been extended to all
! Posts located on the Hudson, from Albany to
I New York and Brooklyn. Long before darkness
j had set in, arrivals by land and water began to
! fill up this beautiful river town with strangers,
I and they continued to arrive as late as 9 o'clock.
' About 8.30 o'clock the line of march was formed,
and after traversing several streets to the music of
bands and drum corps, (forcibly reminding one of
the days of 1861 and '62.) they entered YoorhisHall.
The streets were illuminated, rockets and colored
lights flying through the air. and festoons of
lanterns dangling in the breeze, each Post in
uniform, and with banners and bullet-riddled
flags. The old Yets soon filled every seat and inch
of standing room upon the main floor, the gallery
being filled by ladies and gentlemen of the vil
lage: yet only about half of the old warriors
Commander Turtle, in a few brief and Avell
chosen words announced the object of the meet
ing. County Judge Cole made the speech of
welcome, and set forth the purposes of the Camp;
Fire that it was intended to revive old friend
ship, by calling up incidents of the war, wherein
each comrade imperiled life and limbs on the
battle-field in defence of the flag of the Union
Commander Merritt. in a happy vein, gave the
visiting Posts a hearty welcome, and introduced
Commander-in-chief General Merrill, of Massa
chusetts, who dwelt principally upon the organi
zation of the G. A. R., after which Commodore
AY. A7oorhis, Hon. David J. Blauvelt, and othersj
gave short addresses. All the speakers feelingly
j alluded to the veterans' stricken comrade, Presi-
j dent Garfield. Then General AV. H. Barnum
arose, and commenced by saying, "AVell boys"
j and cheer upon cheer made the whole audience
: aware that those soul-inspiring words had "struck
i fire."' Corporal Tanner followed, in his usual
j happy and eloquent vein, and all attention was
! riveted while he stood before us upon two wooden
I legs and pictured to us scenes of twenty years
'. ago. Songs and music were interspersed, among
j which was one song by comrade Clyde, of Brook
I lyn, which was the most mirth-provoking
' composition ever listened to.
After these exercises were over the guests
I formed in line and marched to Nyack Opera
j House, where a bountiful supper had been pre
! pared and where 800 old A'ets stood up and par
! took of camp fare, consisting of bread,- baked
! pork and beans, and the best of coffee. Several
Posts were obliged to leave before their turn to
enter the Opera House, and, fully satisfied that
they had been treated well, and that the only
blame to be attached to any one was the fact
that more visitors came to give their old com
rades a greeting than Post AValdron and State
Commander Merritt expected. It was too large
to handle, especially in the night time.
The following Posts were present:
Pratt, of Kingston ; Armstrong, of Rhinebeck;
Hamilton, of Poughkeepsie; J. H. Ketcham, of
AVappingers Falls; A7osburgh, of Peekskill ; Pye,
ofHaverstraw; Acker, of Tarry town ; Farnsworth,
of Mount A'ernon : Howland of Mattewan ; AVil
liams, of 2s ewburgh ; Ellis, of Newburgh : Smith,
of Sufferin : Powell, of Sing Sing ; McKeel, of
Katonah : Stewart, of Alt. Kisco : Kitcliin, of
Yonkers; Rankin, of Brooklyn; and Silleman,
(colored,) of Nyack.
It was estimated that at least 1,300 old Arets
were present, and they will never forget that
night, for when some reached their homes in the
"wee sma hours." they learned of the death of
their beloved comrade and chosen head of our
country, and then joy was turned to sorrow, and
Nyack, which at night was a blaze of light, and
echoed with joyous and happy voices, was before
noon enrobed in habiliments of mourning.
REUNION AT VINTON, IOWA,
The Benton county, Iowa, Areterans, held their
annual Reunion on the 12th and 13th of last
month, at Arinton. The yard surrounding the
court house was turned into a camp ground, and
tents pitched for the accommodation of visitors.
Something over one thousand ex-soldiers were
present, including Robert Henry Hendershot, the
Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock, who was
kind enough to handle the sticks for the gratifi
cation of those present, and also to give the boys
a short talk.
Judge B. R. Sherman, Major J. A. Pickle?
(Thirtieth Iowa Cavalry,) Colonel Chadbourn, Ma
jor Geddes, and others, made speeches, which were
well received. Songs, instrumental music, the re
lation of incidents and anecdotes of the war, and
eating, (who ever knew a soldier to be happy un
less hecould eat.) filled in pleasantly the time
two days during which the Reunion continued.
A business meeting was held on the last day
for the election of officers for the ensuing year,
and at which appropriate steps were taken to do
honor to the memories of dead comrades.
The next Reunion will be held at Belle Plains.
DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA, G. A. R.
Assistant Adjutant-General AV. A. Robinson,
Department of California, G. A. R., reports the or
ganization of a new Post at Santa Cruz, Septem
ber 10, last, to be known as AV. L. Wallace Post,
No. 32. The Department officers were present,
besides delegations from San Francisco, San Jose,
AVatsonville, and other points. After the organi
zation had been perfected, the comrades sat down
to a bountiful repast, and subsequently spent
some time in speech-making, singing songs, and
relating incidents of camp and field. The fol
lowing are the officers of the new Post : P. C,
Thomas Amner ; O. V. C, Z. N. Goldsby ; J. V. C,
J. A. Bachelder; Surgeon, Royal F. Clark ; Chap
lain, George I. Holt; Q. M., E. F. AVerner; O. D.,
Orlando J. Lincoln ; O. G., Chessman Gould :
Adjutant, E. Spalding; S. M., Charles L. Handin ;
Q. M. S., Chapin C. Cook.
A Post of the Grand Army of the Republic has
been organized at AVoodstock, 111., to be known
as AVoodstock Post, G. A. R. It has about thirty
charter members, and hopes soon to have ten
times that number on its rolls.
GRAND ARMY ORDERS.
Headq'rs Grand Army Republic,
No. 15 Pemberton Square,
Boston, September 20, 1881.
General Orders No. 10.
Dead at Elberon ! The mournful message; the
solemn toll of bell; the half-raised flag; the sad
dened countenance, speak the Nation's sorrow for
its illustrious dead. The weeks of weary, patient
suffering are ended, and President James A. Gar
field, our comrade and old companion-in-arms,
the pure patriot, brave warrior, wise statesman,
noble ruler, Christian hero, has been mustered
out of our Grand Army, to join the ranks of the
invisible host above. In every home in our broad
land to-day there is one dead.
But there is no death to one whose life has been
brave, and generous, and true; though the sleep
ing form may molder into dust, his memory lives
in immortal youth; and in this hour of universal
gloom, we temper our sorrow and dry our tears in
the sunshine of his great worth and bright exam
rile. Spared from the peril of hotly-contested-fields,
General Garfield has fallen by the assassin's bul
let, but not till he had given to the Republic, in
the fullness of a well-rounded manhood, a life of
purity, sweetness, and nobility which will stand
as an example to American youth through un
numbered years to come.
Our tenderest sympathy and warmest, love go
out to the brave, devoted wife, the aged? mother,
and the weeping children, in the bereavement
which we can only faintly feel and share.
It will be fitting, during the passage of the
funeral cortege to the place of final rest,;that the
Grand Army of the Republic, wherever opportu
nity presents, should offer to act as escort or guard
of honor to the body of their late comrade.
All officers of the Grand Army, when on duty
on public occasions, will wear crape upon the left
arm, during the next thirty days; colors should
be appropriately draped during the same period,
and flags should be displayed at half-mast on
the day of the funeral.
By command of
Geo. S. Merrill,
William M. Ollx,
The following order has been issued by Depart
ment Commmander J. C. AValkinshaw:
Headq'rs Dep't of Kan., G. A. R.
Leavenworth, Sept. 22, 1881.
General Orders No. 8.
Once more our ranks have been invaded and
one of its shining lights have been summoned to
answer to the roll call in the beautiful tenting
ground beyond the dark river.
The Department Commander is pained to an
nounce the death of Comrade James A. Garfield,
who after weeks of suffering and agony passed
quietly away, by the command of our Supreme
Commander, and thus completes our representa
tion above of our three great principles frater
nity, charity, and loyalty, represented by AVash
ington, Lincoln, and Garfield. AVashington's fra
ternity is the theme of all nations. Lincoln's
charity was to all. Garfield was loji to his
country and loyal to himself through all his suf
ferings. AVhile the Nation weeps and all the world
mourns with us as comrades, let our prayers
ascend from our Post altars, and our firesides, for
the widow and fatherless left by our comrade's
All Posts will be draped in mourning, together
with the vacant chair and comrades will wear
the Grand Army badge draped in mourning for
Ad astra per aspere.
By command of '
J. I. C. AValkinshaw,
Jos. McDonell. A. A. General.
REUNION AT WELLSBORO, PA,
The soldiers' Reunion recently held at AVells
boro, Pa., proved a pleasant affair throughout.
During its continuance speeches were made by
Major G. AV. Merrick, Senator Mitchell. Hon. M.
F. Elliott, Major Kilboume, of Potter county, and
others. On Friday, the last day, it was estimated
that at least ten thousand persons were present.
At about ten o'clock the larger portion of the ex
soldiers were formed in line of procession and
marched from the camp to the public square,
marshaled by General Cox, Major Bacon, Major
Horton, and others, with bands of music at inter
vals. The procession of soldiers was followed by
the crowd of spectators. Arriving at the public
stand, erected by the ladies of the borough as a
convenience for rmblic occasions and for band
serenades, the ceremony of speech-making began.
Colonel A. E. Niles was chosen chairman, and
made a brief talk, after which Hon. R. J. C.
AValker, present member of Congress, of AVil
liamsport, was introduced, and made a brief
speech, which was well received. l General
Thomas L. Kane was next introduced, and re
counted some of the incidents of camp and field
life, which the boys of the old " Bucktail " regi
ment and all appreciated. General James A.
Beaver followed in a well-timed and happy ad
dress, which was frequently interrupted by en
thusiastic hurrahs and other demonstrations of
approval. After partaking of the bountiful pro
vision made to comfort the inner man, the Re
union dissolved, everybody feeling happy.
FOURTEENTH N. J. VOLUNTEERS,
The Reunion of the survivors of the Fourteenth
regiment, N. J. S. Volunteers, will be held in Li
brary Hall, Elizabeth, N. J., on the 19th of Octo
ber, the anniversary of the battle of Cedar Creek,
Ara., at half-past ten a. m. The exercises will be
of interest to all comrades, and will consist of roll
call, music, speeches, refreshments, &c. The regi
ment will be the guests of Ulric Dahlgren Post,
No. 25, G. A. R. The Central Railroad of N. J.
will furnish excursion tickets free to all members
who attend. The Jersey Blue.
Assistant Adjutant-General A. E. Taylor, De
partment of Vermont, G. A. R., writes us that the
Department is doing finely, and that large addi-
tions to the membership are hoped for during the
G. A, R. ANNIVERSARY.
The Fifteenth Anniversary of the organization
of the Grand Army in Pennsylvania, will be cel
ebrated by a parade and Reunion, in the Centen
nial Exhibition Building, Philadelphia, on Mon
day, October 10, 1881.
There will be visiting Posts from other De
partments, and the Commander requests that
every Post in the Department of Pennsylvania,
not parading as a Post, will be represented by
individual members of it.
The Commander-in-Chief and Staff, and many
other distinguished Grand Army officials and
military men will be present.
Posts will form in numerical order on Broad
street, right resting on Columbia avenue, and
will move in columns of platoon, countermarch
ing to Green, thence to the Park, and through
the Park to the Exhibition Building, where the
Posts and music will be admitted without charge.
Space will be assigned in the Building to the
Posts, where they can' pitch tents for use as
headquarters. The Building will be brilliantly
illuminated bjT many calcium lights in addition
to the gas lights. Two large oxen and several
sheep and hogs will be roasted and distributed.
There will be a dress parade and review of the
armed escorts and firing parties of the different
Posts. The remainder of the day will be spent
in camp sports, a burlesque parade and drill,
foot ball, sack races, wheel-barrow match, &e.
In the evening there will be camp fires at the
headquarters of the different Posts and a grand
hop in the main auditorium.
REUNION OF THE EIGHTY-FIRST OHIO.
The surviving members of this regiment are
so widely scattered that it is almost impossible
to get them together. Taking advantage of the
great Reunion, a meeting was held in Tiv
oli Hall, Cincinnatti, of such members of the
regiment as are in the city. Major AA7. H. Cham
berlain called the meeting to order, and Colonel
Ozro J. Dodds was appointed chairman ; Dr. P. J.
Kline was chosen secretary.
Colonel Dodds made a brief and appropriate
address, after which the boys spent a happy hour
in talking over the events of twenty years ago.
Major Chamberlain read a dispatch from Surgeon
AV. C. Jacobs, of Akran, Ohio, regretting that he
could not come, but asking to be counted in, and
promising to respond at the next roll-call. The
members visited the Exposition as guests of
WHAT WE OWE,
The population of New England is 4,010,438 ;
the aggregate of its different classes of indebted
ness is about $200,000,000 a per capita of nearly
$50. In the Middle States the per capita is about
$43.20 ; in the Southern States, $14.31 ; the AVes
tern States, $13,66 ; and in the Pacific States,
$14.67. The per capita of debt, other than na
tional, in the United States, is $23.68; to this
add $40 for the national, and we have $63.68 per
capita for every man, woman, snd child in the
country. Estimate five persons to a family, and
our public debts to-day amount to $318.40 for
each head of a family. Our debts to-day are 17
3.10 per cent, of the assessed value of all prop
erties for 1880.
A WOUND SIMILAR TO GARFIELD'S.
Major Benjamin F. Rittenhouse, U. S. A. (retir
ed), was shot in 1864 in nearly the same place
as the late President Garfield. The Major was
then commanding a battery of the Fifth United
States Artillery, and was sev erely wounded by a
bullet, which struck him about three inches to
the right of the spine. The ball encountered the
tenth rib and was deflected upward and to the
left, passing through the rear part of the spinal
column and then ranged forward, so that with
the exception of passing through the rear instead
of the front portion of the spinal column, and
striking first the tenth instead of the eleventh
rib, the wound was almost identical with that
which took the life of President Garfield. Major
Rittenhouse was taken from the field to the offi
cers' hospital at the Naval Academy at Annapolis,
whence he was removed by his parents to their
residence, on AVest street, Georgetown, to die, as
they were mournfully assured by the surgeons who
had examined his injuries. On arrival here Dr.
Basil Norris, U. S. A.,was called in as attending
surgeon. After a few days Dr. Norris succeeded in
locating the bullet and cut it out, relieving the
patient and bringing him back to health. Major
Rittenhouse returned to duty, but was placed on
theretiredlistinl874 fortius wound, and is now
living on the Hudson, near New York city. Dr.
Norris, it will be remembered, was one of the sur
geons who were in attendance at the death-bed of
Abraham Lincoln, and was also called in on the
fatal 2d of July.
Among all the various magazines for youthful
readers, not one can be found superior in attrac
tions and good reading to AVide Awake, the
October number of which we have received. The
illustrations are evidently by the best artists,
finely executed, and appropriate to the season
and text. The reading matter is excellent in
tone, and decidedly interesting ; besides, there is
sufficient variety to please all classes of readers.
AVe can honestly commend it to young people
everywhere, as a bright, pure, and entertaining
magazine in every respect.
Guiteau has been indicted for the murder of
the late President Garfield, and his trial will take j
place at an early day. His brother-in-law, Mr.
George Scoville, of Chicago, will act as his '
counsel. The defense will be insanity. '
The soldiers' Reunion at Richmond, Indiana,
September 29, was a pleasant affair, and appears
to have been a success in every respect. There
were between two and three thousand veterans and
ten thousand visitors at Camp Glen Miller when
Governor Porter and staff reviewed the veterans.
Speeches were made by General AY. H. Gibson, of
Ohio; Governor Porter and General A. D. Streight,
of Indianapolis, and dress parade was held on
Main street at the conclusion of the jubilee that
followed the exercises of the day. Fourteen vet
eran and militia organizations and a dozen brass
bands and drum-corps participated.
The Secretary of State has engaged apartments
at the Arlington Hotel for the use of those for
eigners who have been invited by the United
States Government to be present at the. celebra
tion of the battle of Yorktown, who include the
descendents of Baron Steuben, Generals Lafay
ette and La Rochambeau, and representatives of
France and Germany.
The court to try Lieutenant Flipper, Tenth
Cavalry, for embezzlement of public funds met
at Fort Davis, Texas, September 10, but, at Flip
per's request, an adjournment to November was
taken to enable him to raise funds among his
friends in the East and to supply counsel for his
defense. The "housekeeper" on whose person
the funds and checks appropriated by Lieuten
ant Flipper were found is almost perfectly white,
and is the daughter of the mulatto laundress of a
company in the Tenth Cavalry, in which her pres
ent husband is first sergeant. Mary has been
"housekeeper" for Lieutenant Flipper for several
It is now October, 1881, and for some unexplain
able reason the annual report on internal com
merce for the year ending June 30, 1SS0, is not
published by the Chief of the Bureau of Statis
tics, as required by the express provisions of the
law. AVith an appropriation by Congress of
$72,750 there has been only two annual reports
in six years.
The East River Bridge trustees, met October 3,
The financial statement submitted showed that
receipts from all sources were $13,222,128.09, while
the total expenditures were $13,166,792.44, leav
ing a balance on hand of $57,336.55.
The surviving members of the second New
Jersey held their annual Reunion at Newark
September 21. Colonel Burke, commandant of
the regiment in 1862; General Plume, who was
adjutant of the Second, and many others, were
The Eighth New Jersey had its annual Re
union and banquet September 29th.
Pink-eye, the new horse disease, is spreading
in Chicago, Illinois. In many cases the attack is
followed by lockjaw.
Ex-Govemor Moses, of South Carolina, was
committed for trial in New York yesterday on
the charge of swindling.
Twelve hundred men are at work erecting
houses and workshops along the line of the pro
posed Panama canal.
The steamship Arizona crossed the ocean in
seven days seven hours and twenty-three min
utes, the best time on record.
Arizona Bill, an old Government scout, was
killed yesterday at Crested Butte, Arizona Terri
tory, by United States Marshal Hatch.
Captain Howgate returned to this city on the
4th and in the evening A. B. Newcomb, of the
Department of Justice, appeared at his residence
with a warrant for his arrest on an additional
charge of defalcation in the sum of $50,000.
Thomas O'Reilly, a member of Henry Wilson
Post, G. A. R., Department of New Jersey, took
part in the sham battle at Scheutzen Park, Union
Hill, on Wednesday. During the war he was
wounded in the head, and the excitement conse
quent upon the mimic warfare brought on conges
tion of the brain, from which he died on Friday.
The camp-fire to be held at Audenried by Wm.
Lazarus Post, G. A. R., which was to have taken
place last Friday and Saturday, was postponed on
account of the great national calamity, and is to
come off on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and
The resignation of First Lieutenant F. D. Grant,
Fourth Cavalry, has been accepted by the Presi
dent. The payments made from the Treasury by war
rants during the month of September, 1SS1, were
as follows: Civil and miscellaneous, $3,804,284 58;
AVar, $4,090,447 80: Navy, $1,183,701 23; Interior,
Indians, $663,997 31 : Interior, pensions, $3,550,
864 86; total, $ 1 3,293,295 82. This does not include
payments made on account of the interest or prin
cipal of the public debt of the United States.
The Supreme Court of the United States meets
Monday, October 10.
E.A.Slocum PostNo.211,G. A.R., of New York,
held a pic-nic September 24, at Deland's Corners.
There were speeches, songs, and anecdotes, whichr
with plenty to eat and drink, enabled the " Boys ""
and their friends to have a good time generally.
The Tioga County (Pa.) Areteran Association
met September 24, 1881, at AVest Branch, as per
call of Lieutenant Gruwell. Officers were elected
for the ensuing year as follows : Captain, H. I.
Gruwell; First Lieutenant, J.I.Bailey; Second
Lieutenant, D. T. Rodgers; Orderly Sergeant, C.
H. AVickersham ; Second Sergeant, AY. G. Mich
ener ; First Corporal, J. C. Perry.
On motion, it was decided to hold a Reunion at
or near AVest Branch on October 14 and 15, 1881-
YARDS OF RED TAPE.
A singular instance of the promptness witrr
which orders from the AVar Department sometimes
reach their destination, happened recently. The
order issued September 20, the day after President
Garfield's death, precribing the honors to be paid
to the memory of the dead, reached the AVashing
ton barracks on the 30th. Consequently, a salute
of thirteen guns was fired at dawn October
1, and half-hour guns were booming all day.
in the evening a national salute of thirty-eight
guns was fired. At 10 o'clock October 1, the
troops were assembled and the orders read to them.
This was the first official notice the men had re
ceived of the death. In spite of the solemnity of
the occasion there was a ripple of amusement
among the men as the facts were gravely read to
them. One subaltern was heard to remark, when
it was over, that if orders to protect Guiteau in
the event of an attack on the jail came by the
same expeditious route he would be satisfied.
Dr. Scott (the inventor and proprietor of the
Electric Brushes) arrived with his family yes
terday from Europe per steamship " Britannic,'15
where he has been during several months past re
organizing his business and increasing his facili
ties for a much larger production of Electric-.
Brushes. AVe welcome him back, and wish him,