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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES - PALMYRA TOWNSHIP (BELL - ILIFF).
I. I. BELL, farmer, Section 1, P. O. Baldwin City, settled on present place in 1858. Is now operating 240 acres in all, having added to his original pre-emption; 220 acres of the farm are under cultivation, being devoted to both grain and stock. The head of herd is a thoroughbred Durham bull, from Any Wilson's herd. Also has a stallion of trotting ancestry. Capt. Bell was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, January 15, 1819. His parents moved to Westmoreland County, Penn., while he was a boy. After coming of age, he engaged on a farm in Pennsylvania till he moved West. In the spring of 1855, he took boat to St. Louis, and from there to Kansas City. He then made a claim in Douglas County and a few months afterward returned to Pennsylvania for his family. While on the way out, sickness compelled them to disembark at Lexington, Mo. Here he rented a farm. The same fall visited his claim in Kansas and found it "jumped." He then made another claim, and in the spring of 1856 brought out his family and settled. There being a vacant cabin in the vicinity of his claim, he took possession, no objection being made, his neighbors supposing, as he came from Missouri, that he was Pro-slavery. As soon as they found he was a Free State man, they came to the cabin fully armed and compelled the family to vacate. They then built a shelter of rails, using "shakes" for a roof. Shortly after this, finding himself short of provisions, he made a trip to his place in Lafayette County, Mo., after food. Just after his departure, John Brown made an attack on and defeated Pate. This caused a great excitement in Missouri, and he found himself continually subject to strict questioning. Not liking the appearance of things, he determined to get back home as soon as possible. So he loaded his ox team with corn in the ear, not waiting to have it ground; also bought two or three cows, and started back, having for a companion a young man from Illinois, who assisted him in driving the cattle; also added to his load some flour and bacon, which he bought on the road back. Their only arms were two shotguns, for which they had no ammunition. Finally, they reached the State line and camped. The next morning they were stopped by a party of Missourians and, after some talk, placed under arrest and taken to Little Santa Fe, where they were turned over to United States Marshal. They were ordered to drive to Bull Creek, where there was a large camp of Missourians. After having proceeded some distance, they were overtaken by a squad of men and ordered to dump their load on the prairie. A man was then put in the wagon to drive, and they took up their march, being ordered to keep silence on pain of death. Mr. Bell finally determined to make one effort to obtain his release, and made the remark, "If I had some of my Lafayette County neighbors here, I would not submit to this treatment," This attracted their attention and they asked whom he knew there. He referred to several prominent Pro-slavery men of that county. They then withdrew and held a parley; finally told him they had decided to search him and, if they found no papers of importance, to release him. They did so. Before the party left, he asked the leader for a pass; this he furnished, but refused to sign it. Mr. Bell then returned to where he had dumped his provisions and again loaded up and took up his march for Bull Creek. His companion here deserted him, having decided to make for Kansas City. Mr. Bell, knowing he must pass in the immediate vicinity of the Missourians' camp on bull Creek, determined to follow the original route and go boldly into their camp. He found them expecting him and drawn up to two lines to receive him. He drove between the lines and had almost passed through before he was stopped. He then found that a former neighbor of his in Lafayette County had told them that he was a Northern man. He was finally taken before the commanding officer, the notorious Milt, McGee, and he placed a guard over the wagon and ordered him to return to Kansas City, in spite of his protestions that his family were probably starving. After they had driven some miles, they camped on Cedar Creek. Shortly afterward, heard the report of a gun, followed by two or three others, and made up his mind that some one had been shot. Some mile or two further on the road, he again met McGee with a party of men. They finally reached Kansas City and after some time, through the intercession of others, persuaded McGee to release him and give him a pass to go home. This he finally did, and Mr. Bell again took up his march for home. On his way back, he met a squad of men at Cedar Creek and was persuaded to camp with them. He found them talking of a body being out on the prairie, it being the same place where he heard the guns the day before. Afterward found it was the body of Jacob Cantrell, of Baldwin City, who had been shot by the Missourians after being taken prisoner. Mr. Bell found his stock at Bull Creek and finally reached home, much to the joy of his family, who had given him up as lost, the neighbors in his absence having provided for their wants. Shortly after this, his position being such an exposed one, he moved his family to Baldwin City, and they afterward returned to Pennsylvania, returning to his claim in 1858. In the early part of the war, he joined Newjohn's Home Guard, remaining with them the most of 1861. In the spring of 1862, he recruited a company which was mustered into the Second Battalion Maryland Militia, he being commissioned First Lieutenant. He remained with this command until the day before the surrender at Independence, Mo. He then organized a company of home guards, of which he was elected Captain, continuing in command till the close of the war, taking part in the pursuit of Quantrill and of Price. Since that time, has been engaged in operating his farm. Mr. Bell was married in Indiana County, Penn., December 25, 1842, to Miss Susannah Fair, of that county. They have had thirteen children, nine surviving - Elizabeth, now Mrs. W. M. Rinley; Martha, now Mrs. J. Kennedy; Margaret, now Mrs. H. Goodman; Emma, Jackson, Ida, Oscar, Leonard and Henry. Capt B. is a member of the G. A. R. and of the I. O. O. F.
H. E. BODWELL, dealer in groceries, hardware, queeensware, etc., Baldwin City. The business was established in 1882. The stock averages about $2,500 and is the only hardware house in town. Mr. Bodwell was born in Huron County, Ohio, July 12, 1831. He received his schooling in his native county, and learned the trade of blacksmith. In 1856, he moved to Kansas, landing in Lawrence in April. The same year took a claim in Franklin County which he surveyed and returned to Lawrence. In the spring of 1857, he settled in Baldwin City, then known as Palmyra. Here he engaged in working at his trade ten or twelve years. Afterward went into mercantile business; sold out in 1874 and went to Colorado, where he opened a blacksmith shop. In 1877, he returned to Baldwin City and organized the firm of Bodwell Bros. He was married in Huron County, Ohio, September 24, 1854, to Miss Melissa J., daughter of J. T. Starr, Esq. They have one child - John T. During the war, Mr. B. was connected with the State militia. On the Price raid, was First Lieutenant of Capt. Pengree's company. He is a member of the A., F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F. of Baldwin City.
L. B. BODWELL, Postmaster, and senior member of the firm of Bodwell & Galbreath, general store, Baldwin City, was first appointed Postmaster in 1877, and has held the office uninterruptedly since. Mr. Bodwell was born in Clarksfield, Huron County, Ohio, February 18, 1837. His parents moved to Dodge County, Wis., about 1848, where he received his education. He afterward engaged in clerking some years. In 1859, he moved to Kansas. Here he fitted out a small train and engaged some years in freighting to Denver, Sante Fe and the mountains. Volunteered at one time in the First Kansas Regiment and was rejected; was afterward a few days with the Kansas State militia, under Gen. Jim Lane. He finally settled down in Douglas County, where he engaged in farming for several years. His health failing, he moved to Baldwin City in 1877 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was married in Emporia, Kan., October 29, 1862, to Miss Lucy Starr, daughter of J. T. Starr, Esq., a pioneer of 1856. They have three children - Hattie M., Anna D. and Edward E. Mr. B. is a member of the Presbyterian Church and the I. O. O. F. of Baldwin City. He is at present Township Treasurer, having held the office six or eight years. Is also a member of the City Council.
L. M. BODWELL, Baldwin City, was born in Ridgefield, Conn., September 11, 1803, and now lives in Palmyra Township, Douglas county; is a son of Joseph Bodwell and Sabra Stalker Bodwell. He was married January 4, 1827, to Ann E. Vanderhoff, who died March 6, 1840. He was married July 14, 1840, to Charlotte Day, daughter of Jonathan H. Day. He has had seven children - James L., born May 22, 1828; Henry E. Born July 12, 1831; Mary E., born August 1, 1834; Levi B., born February 10, 1837; William P., born February 22, 1840, died October 21, 1863, of wounds received at the battle of Chickamauga; Joseph F., born July 19, 1841, and Horace M., born July 29, 1850. Mr. Bodwell is a member of the Seventh-Day Adventists.
BODWELL & GALBREATH, dealers in general merchandise, Baldwin City. The business was originally established about 1862, by Mr. Fuller, but passed through various changes until 1877, when the firm of Bodwell Brothers was organized. They were succeeded by the present firm in February, 1882. They now employ three clerks, and carry a stock of about $7,000, and the annual sales will aggregate $25,000. C. E. Galbreath, junior member of the firm, was born in Georgetown, Ohio, February 1, 1851. He received his education in his native county, and after leaving school was employed as clerk until 1871. He then commenced business for himself at Ripley, Ohio, where he continued to do business until 1880, when he sold out and moved to Kansas. He first located in Paola, with the intention of starting the mercantile business there, but finally decided to settle in Baldwin City, where he removed just previous to entering the present firm. He was married in Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, in 1872, to Miss Gaddis, of Ripley. They have one daughter - Mary Parepa. Mr. G. is a member of the A. O. U. W. of Baldwin City.
THEODORE BROWN, farmer, Section 30, P. O. Holling, was born in Pompey, N. Y., August 18, 1841, and at four years of age moved with his parents, to Kenosha, Wis., where he lived some time, as also in Walworth County, Wis. He enlisted, in December, 1863, in Ninth Battery Wisconsin Volunteers, and was on duty in the West, and discharge November, 1865. He learned the trade of a blacksmith in Springfield, Wis., and continues still to work at his trade, when not engaged on his farm. He came to Kansas in 1870, and settled in Palmyra Township, where he owns eighty acres, which he has improved out of the raw prairie and made into a nice farm. He was united in marriage, in Lyons, Wis., September 2, 1861, to Miss Janette, daughter of Lewis Tucker, Esq. They have four children living - Cora S., Louisa M., Charles A. and Rosa B. Mr. B. is a member of Baldwin City Lodge, No. 31, I. O. O. F., also of the High Prairie Presbyterian Church.
S. A. BROWN & CO., dealers in lumber, coal, salt and grain, Media. Business established in June, 1880. The granary has a capacity of about 4,000 bushels. This is one of the seventy yards operated by S. H. Brown & Co., of Chicago. C. P. Ives, manager, was born in Williamsburg, Long Island, January 27, 1840. He was educated in the public schools of that city. In 1860, he located in Indiana, where he engaged in teaching; returned to New York City in 1861, and enlisted in Company H, First New York Cavalry, for three years. This regiment was attached to the Army of West Virginia and the Army of the Potomac, being under Gen. Sheridan for a time. In 1864, he was commissioned Captain in the One Hundred and Fifteenth Regiment Colored Infantry. They were a part of the Second Division, Twenty-fifth Army Corps, and participated in all the campaigns on the Shenandoah and around Richmond. On the close of the war, C. P. returned home, and shortly afterward settled at Hannibal, Mo., where he was connected with the lumber trade. In 1867, he removed to Kansas, and settled in Allen County, and engaged in farming until 1878. Was then connected with S. H. Brown & Co., at Humboldt, until present yard was opened, when he was appointed manager. Mr. Ives was married, in Jersey City, N. J., in March, 1866, to Miss Margaret Verrinder, daughter of Rev. William Verrinder, of that city. They have two children - Sarah B. and Mary S. Mr. I. is a member of Col. Baker Post, No. 40, G. A. R., and of the I. O. O. F.
JAMES R. BURTON, depot agent of the K. C., L. & S. K. R. R., and agent of the Adams Express Company, Baldwin City, was born in Doniphan County, Kan., April 28, 1859, being the third white boy born in that county. His grandmother, Mrs. Thompson, and mother settled there about 1849. J. R. was educated in his native county; afterward commenced learning telegraphy in Sedalia, Mo. Commenced railroad work in 1876, at Troy, Kan., on the St. Jo & Denver Railroad, as operator; thence went to Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad for a time. He was then appointed agent at Fontana, Kan. In 1879, he was appointed agent of the K. C. L. & S. K. R. R. at Liberty, Montgomery County. Afterward left there, and was connected with the B. & M. R. R. in Nebraska, at Lincoln, returning to the K. C. L. & K. R. R. in 1882, taking his present charge September 14, 1882.
M. I. CROSBY, dealer in stoves, tinware, cutlery, etc., Baldwin City. The business was established by Mr. C. in 1869, and has continued constantly since. Mr. Crosby was born in Brattleboro, Vt., February 2, 1823. After leaving school, he went to Walpole, N. H., where he learned the tinsmith trade. He then returned home, and worked at his trade there and in Bennington, Vt. In 1847, he moved to Jamestown, N. Y., where he worked at his trade about two years; then moved to Warren County, Penn., where he commenced business for himself. About 1855, he moved his business to Litchfield, Hillsdale County, Mich., where he remained until he settled in Kansas in 1869. Has been in active business since 1850. He was married, in Fayetteville, Vt., June 13, 1848, to Miss Lara M. Chamberlain, of Brattleboro. Mrs. Crosby died, leaving three children - Alcott O., Olive L., Leapha L. Mr. Crosby has been a member of the City Council ten years in succession. He is a member of the A., F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F.; has been through all the chairs in the latter.
ALFRED CUTTER, farmer, Section 13, P. O. Vinland. Born in Dracot, Middlesex County, Mass., July 12, 1837; son of John P. Cutter and Charlotte Varnam Cutter. Came to Kansas in 1858; settled in Palmyra township; owns 320 acres improved land, good buildings; cost $3,000. Had two brothers - George and Julian E., and three sisters - Charlotte A., Martha A. and Sarah E. George was shot and left for dead at Osawatomie, August 31, 1856, but lived until 1874, when he was accidentally killed by the upsetting of his wagon. George was the pioneer of the family, and took an active part in the Free-State movement. Mr. Alfred Cutter was married in Palmyra Township, April 14, 1872, to Miss Patience C., daughter of William A. Davis and Lydia B. Tompkins. They have three children - Alfred W., born January 13, 1873; Charlotte D., born November 30, 1874, and Frank H., born July 25, 1878. Mr. C. enlisted September 10, 1861, in Company B, Ninth Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, and afterward transferred to Company H, Eighth Regiment Kansas Cavalry. Discharged November 19, 1864.
WERTER KENICK DAVIS, D. D., Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Baldwin City, seat of Baker University; took his present charge in 1881. He was born in Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio, April 1, 1815; he was converted and joined the church in 1829. His preparatory studies were taken at the Hillsboro Academy. He was educated at Kenyon College; afterward received the honorary degree of M. A. from the Indiana State University, M. D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Cincinnati, Ohio, and D. D. by Asbury University of Indiana. He entered the Ohio Conference in 1835, and was ordained Deacon by Bishop Roberts in 1837, at Xenia, Ohio; ordained Elder by Bishop Joshua Soule, at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1835, afterward receiving the following appointments: At Ripley, Va., and Wilmington, Union, Eaton, Germantown, Zanesville, Putnam, Hebron, Rushville, Eaton second time, Dayton, Lebanon and Hamilton, all in Ohio. In the fall of 1853, he joined the St. Louis Conference, and took charge of Ebenezer Chapel in St. Louis, the only Methodist Episcopal Church North in the city. In 1854, he was appointed to the chair of Natural Sciences in McKendree College, and was connected with this institution until 1858, the last year acting as President. In 1858, he removed to Baldwin City, Kan., to organize the Faculty of Baker University, being the first President of the college. He returned to McKendree College to select professors, and brought out with him Prof. Parker, Prof. Cunningham and Prof. Mudge; he returned in the spring of 1859, and organized the Faculty, and started the institution. Was also for a time, while President of the college, in charge of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the town. He was appointed Presiding Elder at the Wyandotte Conference of Baldwin District; resigned in 1862, to take the Chaplaincy of the Twelfth Kansas Infantry. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel, and assisted in organizing the Sixteenth Regiment Kansas Cavalry. In 1864, he returned home, and was appointed Presiding Elder at the Fort Scott District; two years later took charge of the Baldwin City District, a position he retained four years; was then appointed to take charge of the Leavenworth District, holding it the full term, and then taking the Topeka District, holding the office fourteen consecutive years. He was elected Representative to the first State Legislature, at the same time holding the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction for Douglas County, and Chaplain of the Wyandotte Constitutional convention. In 1880, he took charge of the church at Salina, Saline County, and from there moved to his present charge. He was a member of the General Conferences of 1868 and 1872 and 1880, and was a delegate to the Ecumenical Methodist Conference, in the City Road Wesleyan Chapel in London, England, in 1881, at which time he visited Paris, France, and other places of interest in Europe. Dr. Davis was married in Putnam, Muskingum County, Ohio, May 4, 1843, to Miss Minerva, daughter of Col. John Russell, County Treasurer of that county. Mrs. Davis is aunt, by marriage, to Gen. Hancock. They have had eight children, of which there survive Minnie, now Mrs. Capt. E. I. Meeker, formerly of the signal service; Judge Werter R., in the Surveyor General's office, Santa Fe, N. M.; Allie Hancock, now wife to Gen. J. W. Robbins, Surveyor General of Arizona; Katie B, now Mrs. W. C. North, of Leavenworth, and Henry T.
JAMES G. DODDS, farmer, Section 27, P. O. Edgerton, Johnson County; born in Butler County, Penn., February 7, 1837; son of Thomas and Martha (McGrew) Dodds. He was brought up on a farm. Was drafted in 1863, and paid for a substitute. Came to Kansas April 14, 1877; settled in Palmyra Township; owns 160 acres, improved; 130 acres under the plow. He was married in Butler County, Penn., October 4, 1860, to Miss Margaret, daughter of Bryson Beach and Jane Dick. They have the following children: Martha J., born October 18, 1861; Mary J., born June 19, 1863, died July 23, 1866; Elmer E., born August 16, 1865; Thomas B., born May 9, 1867, died August 29, 1869; Milton M., born March 29, 1869, died May 31, 1870; Lizzie R, born January 24, 1871, died January 14, 1873; Newton M., born April 25, 1874; Amegie M., born November 27, 1876; Eli G., born April 27, 1879. Mr. D. is a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Edgerton, Kan.
W. S. FOSTER, old settler and farmer, Section 4, P. O. Baldwin City, was born in Putnam County, Ind., March 27, 1833. He learned the carpenter's trade under his father's instruction, and engaged at this and farming in his native county until he moved to Kansas in 1856. He arrived in Leavenworth March 4 of that year, and engaged in carpentering there till the spring of 1859. He then moved to Jefferson County, near Oskaloosa, and remained there, engaged in farming, until 1861. During the war, he was connected with the State militia, in 1862, being for a time under Col. Cloud, in the Second Kansas, during the first Price raid. Was also in McClellan company of home guard. In 1865, he moved to his present home, and has since been engaged in farming and operating in real estate. Mr. F. was married in Leavenworth, Kan., April 14, 1858, to Miss Stogg, daughter of W. E. Stogg, a pioneer of 1855. They have three children living - Ada, Mary E. and Bertie.
REV. W. I. GRAHAM, A. M., Professor of Ancient Languages, Baker University, Baldwin City, was born in Noble County, Ohio, June 22, 1844. He took his preparatory studies in his native county. In 1869, he entered the Ohio Wesleyan University, taking a full classical course, graduating in 1873. He then took a position for three years as Principal of the High School at Logan, Ohio. He then joined the Iowa Conference, was ordained Deacon by Bishop Ames, at Fairfield, in Iowa, and ordained as Elder, 1882, by Bishop Warren, at Burlington, in Kansas. Had charges at Chillicothe, Wapello Co., Iowa, the first regular charge being at Kirkville, Wapello County, which he took in 1877. In 1879, he removed to Baldwin City, Kan., to take the chair in Baker University, where he has since remained. He was married in Noble County, Ohio, September 13, 1867, to Miss E. A. Cullen, of that county. They have two children - Theodore F. and Raymond R.
DAVID GRIFFITH, farmer, Section 7, P. O. Media; born in Sodus, N. Y., March 11, 1833, son of David and Polly (Platt) Griffith. Was educated in the common schools. Came to this State in 1857; settled in Palmyra Township. Owns 320 acres, improved; good house, erected in 1879, cost $1,000, and barn, cost $600. Mr. G. is a thrifty and prosperous farmer. He was called out in the State militia, and helped to repel Sterling Price's raid in Kansas. Mr. G. was married in Franklin County, Kan., November 16, 1859, to Miss Mary C., daughter of Mechling and Eliza J. (Clark) Lobingier. They have eight children - Cora M., born October 20, 1860; George E., July 11, 1862; David E., September 22, 1864; Mary A., June 21, 1870; Maggie A., November 16, 1872; Ella G., April 6, 1876; Ermanetta, March 26, 1878, and Adda E., February 19, 1882.
M. P. HAYS, farmer and breeder of Norman horses, Section 6, P. O. Baldwin City; settled on present place in 1869. The home farm contains 160 acres, and he has also 160 acres adjoining. This is all devoted to stock, some 160 acres being seeded down in tame grass, balance devoted to corn and pasture. His herd of horses consists of ten head in all, three of them being stallions. The head of his stud is an imported horse, three years of age, and weighing, 1,650 pounds. "Condor" was purchased from E. Dillon & Co., of Illinois, who imported him. The other members of the stud are very high grades from the same source. Mr. Hays is an advanced farmer, his place being far in advance of others in the vicinity. The land is in a high state of cultivation. Has now in process of erection a stone basement barn, 40x48 feet in area, with hay bays of a capacity of sixty tons. Mr. Hays was born in Butler County, Penn., November 1, 1839. He was educated in his native county, and engaged in farming on his father's place. In September, 1861, he enlisted in the old Thirteenth Pennsylvania Regiment afterward changed to the One Hundred and Second Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The regiment was attached to the Sixth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, and participated in all the battles of that command. Mr. H. was in seventeen general engagements. He was wounded in the second battle of Fredericksburg, and with the exception of the time he laid in hospital from this wound, never lost a day during his service. He was mustered out in 1864, at the expiration of term of enlistment, and returned home. He spent some three years in the oil regions, and then bought a farm in Butler County, where he remained engaged in farming until he moved to Kansas, in 1869. He was married, in Butler County, Penn., January 11, 1867, to Miss Elizabeth Myers, of that county. They have four children - Harry H., Frank D., John L. and Vida G. Mr. H. is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and of the Johnson County Grange.
S. P. HUMPHREY, railroad and express agent, Vinland, was born in Oxford, Miss., July 23, 1861. In 1873, his parents moved to Oxford, Kan., where he received his education. Commenced learning telegraphing in July, 1881, at Oxford, Kan., in the railroad office. Was appointed to present position October 12, 1882. Mr. H. is a member of the I. O. G. T.
W. A. HYDE, dealer in watches, jewelry, clocks, silverware, etc., Baldwin City - the only house in town in the trade. The business was established in 1880, by Hyde & Dalles, the partnership only continuing a few months. He now carries a stock of about $1,000, and is doing a very successful and increasing business. Mr. Hyde was born in Belmont County, Ohio, July 1, 1851. After leaving school, he learned his trade in Wheeling, W. Va.; afterward followed the trade in Guernsey County, Ohio. In 1878, he moved to Kansas, and located in Baldwin City, engaging in watch repairing. Was for a short time located in Wellsville, Kan., returning to Baldwin City. He was married in Nobel County, Ohio, in 1876, to Miss Rownd, daughter of a prominent merchant in Summerfield. They have two children - Laura and Gibson. Mr. H. is Recorder of the Baldwin Lodge, No. 104, A. O. U. W.
JOSEPH ILIFF, Postmaster and manager of the Co-operative Store, Vinland was born in Sussex County, N. J., March 26, 1828. He received his schooling in his native county, and learned the trade of carpenter. In 1852, he removed to Indiana, where he resided until 1864; engaged in carpentering and farming in Indianapolis and vicinity. He then returned to New Jersey in 1867; he removed to Kansas and settled in Douglas County. His sons carried on the farm while he worked at his trade. In 1876, he was appointed Postmaster, a position he has retained since, at the same time being placed in charge of the co-operative store; he was married in Sussex County, N. J., May 31, 1859, to Mrs. Elizabeth Porter, of that county. They have three children living - Benjamin, Amos and James. Mr. and Mrs. I. are members of the Methodist Church and of the Vinland Grange. Vinland Co-operative Store was chartered under the State laws in January, 1876, incorporators being William Roe, William Barnes, J. W. Simmons, F. B. Varnum and one other. The present officers, William Roe, President; William Barnes, Secretary; Isaac Hemphill, Treasurer; the directors being these officers and Hy Landon, F. B. Varnum and A. Cutter.