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Nearing An Adjournment Disposing Of Business Rapidly--three Officers Elected

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Ixdianafclis. Sept. 7.- The Grand Ariny people will probably finish their business and leave for home this evening. Already the jam at the Union station of oeoplo leaving has begun. Seven train loads wers taken out within half an hour Wednesday afternoon without niaking a hole in the crowd. The encampment proper shows a disposition to rush through with its business rapidly. The eleetion of officers was brought up Wednesday afternoon and the three following were electea, iractically without opposition: John J. B. Adams of Massachusetts, in-chief . Colonel I. N. W. Walker of Indiana, senior vice commander. J. C. Bigger of Texas, junior vice commander. The new commander-in-chief , John J. B. Adame, or 'Jack" Adams, as he is callea at h une, is eme of the most popular veterans in New Bngland. For years he has been identified with the Grand Army as one of the most active and influential members of the departinent of Massachusetts. No considerable asseinbly of the Grand Army is complete without him. Above all things he has a record that any man may be proud of. In 1861, before he was 20 years oíd, he enlisted as a private in the battalion which became the nucleus of the Nineteenth Massachusetts. He served through the war. rising etep by step to the rank of captain. When not disabled by wounds he participated in every inarch and in every battle of the Army of the Potomac, in which his regiment pok part. At Fredericksburjïie saved the regimental colors from capture after eight color-bearers had been shot down. He was severely wounded in the eecond day's fight at Gettysburg and a second time before Perrvsbnrg. where he was captured, and suffered the horrors of a southern prison. Not infrequently the old wounds take him to a bed of pain for days at a time. He is a member of Lander post of Lynn, Mass., the second in membership in the country. Last year his ardent friends presented his name to the Eepublican convention for the candidacy for lieutenant governor, and without canvass or organization his name called out a large vote. Captain Adams' friends claim for him a large and enthusiastic following. He was one of the most effective department commanders the organization in Massachusetts has ever had. He will be 52 years old in October. The only report of interest during the session was that of Commander-inchief Weissert, which was devoted almost entirely to pensions. The next encampment goes to Pittsburg. There was no other applicant.


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