Courtesy of the Martha's Vineyard Museum

The readers of the Gazette will please bear with us this week for the lack of extended news of local affairs. We are publishing the Camp Meeting Herald, daily and it occupies so much of time and labor that we are unable to pay that degree of attention to the Gazette as is our custom. We reproduce a number of articles from the Herald, which are well worth reading.

The Illumination

At Oak Bluffs last Saturday evening was the grandest affair of the kind ever witnessed on Martha’s Vineyard. Thousands of people assembled to witness it and were delighted with the scene. Then a Grand Promenade Concert, by Thomas & Gostin’s Band, in the Town Hall last Monday evening, was very fine and was well attended.