Buffalo, N.Y., Aug. 25- The funeral of the late Gen. Myer will take place from Dr. Pierce's Hotel Friday afternoon. The military organizations of the city, together with the United States troops stationed at Fort Porter, will act as escort. The body, after services at St. Paul's Cathedral, will be temporarily deposited in the church vault.
Washington, Aug. 25.- The following general order was issued at the War Department to-day:
HEAD-QUARTERS OF THE ARMY
WASHINGTON, AUG. 24, 1880.
The Secretary of war is pained to announce to the Army the death of Brig.-Gen. Albert J. Myer, Cheif Signal Officer United States Army, which took place at Buffalo, N.Y., this morning. Entering the Army in 1854 as an Assistant Surgeon, on the Texas frontier, where vast stretches of plain offer great facility for communication by vison, Gen. Myer's attention was early turned to the subject of signaling by sight, in which he has since acheived such remarkable success, establishing that branch of the military service during the late war on a basis of usefulness and importance that has proved of the greatest bebefit and caused its knowledge to become an important part of education not only for the Army but also for the Navy. The Army is also largely indepted to his efforts for its telegraphic communication with posts on the extreme frontier, 5,000 miles of electric telegraph lines having been built under his supervision.
Assigned by the Secretary of War, under the act of feb. 9, 1870, to the duty of taking meteorological observations and giving public notice of the approach and force of storms with the assistance of our extensive telegraph system for the benefit of commerce, he brought to bear remarkable ability for organizing and perfecting this service and making its usefulness felt, not only in every seaport, but in every hamlet of the land. In this comparatively unexplored field of science and usefulness, Gen. Myer displayed the enterprise of practical investigation and study of meteorology, with the production of useful results, which has made his name familiar to every one of his countrymen, and has proved of incalculable benefit to various interests. These services have been highly appreciated, both at home and in foreign countries. His perseverance, energy, and tact, resulting in establishing a uniform international system of simultaneous meteorological observations, affords to the world the only full and satisfactory data extant for the study of meteorology.
Struck down at the meridian of his usefulness, the country has lost a most distinguished and promising officer, and the Signal Service an able, efficient, and zealous chief.
The officers of the Signal Corps and on duty therewith will wear the usual badge of morning for 30 days. By command of Gen. Sherman.
R. C. DRUM, Adjutant-General
By direction of the Secretary of War the following-named officiers will proceed to Buffalo to attend the funeral, on Friday, of the late Gen. Myer. On the completion of this duty they will return to their proper stations: First Lieut, R. P. Strong, Fourth Artillery, Acting Signal Officer; First Lieut. H. H. C. Dunwoody, Fourth Artillery, Acting Signal Officer; Second Lieut. James A. Swift, Signal Corps.