All Cambridge was out Saturday taking part, in one way or another, in the celebration in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the departure of the first company of volunteers for the defence of the National Capital. As announced, the day was begun by the ringing of bells and firing of cannon at sunrise. At half past ten the procession started from Magazine Street and moved through the principal streets of the city. All the business houses and many private residences were handsomely decorated.
After the procession about eight hundred people sat down to dinner in Union Hall. The dinner was followed by music and several speeches, the principle of which were made by the mayor, Captain J. P. Richardson, Lieut.-Governor Ames, Judge Charles Devens, Generals Banks and Hincks, ex-Mayor Fox, Dr. McKenzie, and the earliest war mayor, Hon. C. T. Russell.