Encampment First Brigade PA Reserves

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Encampment First Brigade PA Reserves - SCHANK OFF FOB BOSTON CAMP WILLIAM WEAND,...
SCHANK OFF FOB BOSTON CAMP WILLIAM WEAND, Clark's Summit, Aug. 30. The First brigade, Pennsylvania Reserves, Patriotic Or der Sons of America, was organized this morning' with W. W. Schank. of Boston, Mass.. as commander, with the rank of general. General Schank directed the arrangements for the en campment this week that has ended so gloriously for the regiment. Wilkes - Barre ana Lanstora are 10 be the headquarters of the troops and batteries are now being formed. An nth.. Hmnt nf infantrv is to be or ganized. Appointments announced are Adjutant. Major L. F. Hess, of Wilkes - Barre: surgeon. Dr. H. r . Smith; major and quartermaster, O. S. Lutz; captain and adjutant, C. W. Phillips, of Minersville. General Schank departed at sun down tonight from . Camp William Weand, expecting to leave Scranton at midnight for Boston, where he is now located. The leave taxing oe tween the officers and commander was touching. The commander or the Unserves Is popular. The Reserves tonight are under the command of Major Wallace G. Moser, of Scranton. The final evening parade of the encampment was in charge of Colonel J. M. Steevet, of the Second regiment, of Wilkes - Barre. The camp is to formally close at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. Arrangements for the next camp have not yet been completed. It is doubtful, however, if the regiments will go to Altoona. Some site near Scranton will probably be agreed on and a camp held the latter part of next July. . - .. . In the sham battle held this after noon the attacking party, led by Cap tain Charles J. Sprandel, winning by a few points over the defending party, commanded by Captain Allen F. Kel - lar, of Minersville. r Company B, of Green 'Ridge, gave a banquet and corn roast at the mess tent last evening. Captain Charles Cleveland acted as chairman of the evening. Major J. P. Foster, of Scranton, acted as toastmaster. Short ad - dreses were made by the following: Captain O. S. Lutz, Lieut. Clapton Bar - rowcllff, Lieut J. W. Browning, Lieut. Fred Eisenhart, Lieut. Albert Mehne. Among the others present were: Sergeant 'Edward Colvin, Sergeant Otto Gunsauls, Sergeant David Burnett, Sergeant Charles Eisenhart, Sergeant LeRoy Sweet, Corporal W. H. Cutler, Jr., Corporal William Page, Corporal Ralph Reese, Corporal Wallace Cook, Corporal Kelsey Lee, Privates Fred Cook, Edgar Cook, Orval Cook, Frank Freeman, Clarence Foster, Phllo Gunsauls, Ernest Hickey, Edward Hoffman, Carl Hobbe, William Lamed, John Larnard, Fred Decker, Heiney Losh, Joseph Shoeman, Alvan Van Campen, Michael Wallace. Among the visitors "at camp from ! Scranton were: Herman Gogolln, Miss Florence Klein, Mrs. H. R. Krcsge, Mrs. H. F. Louther, of Newark, N. J .: Arthur Klein, LeRoy Evans, Fred I Hartzel. j Lieut. J. W. Browning, of Scranton, 1 was present today at headquarters with his new saber, which was presented him last evening at the Asbury I Methodist Episcopal church. ... I - Company B, of Green Ridge, defeat - ! ed Company A, Engineers, in a ball game today by the score of 14 to 0. I Second Lieut C. H. Atkins, of Com - I pany E, Taylor, has been very sue - ; cessful taking care of the colonel's j horse. Charles H. Sendler, of Company A, South Scranton, is the. heartiest eater l in camp. - i "Red" Colvin, of Park Place, had 1 to get his moustache shaved on account of the cold weather. Company B, of Minersville, is proud of having won the $75 prize for having the largest number of men in the parade. Gen. W. W. Schank w.as busy all day boxing up his mascot, the dog which left with him tonight for Boston. The First regiment field music was extended a vote of thanks for fine music rendered during, the encampment. a of

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  1. The Scranton Republican,
  2. 31 Aug 1912, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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