MILITARY FUNERAL FOR COLONEL FOSTER Swift Post, G.A.R., and the Thirty- fourth Separate Company Will Attend at Geneva. ------------ GENEVA., Aug. 16.--The funeral of Col. James P. Foster, who died last night, will be held from Trinity Church at 2:30 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. The funeral will be military and will be attended by Swift Post, G.A.R., and the Thirty-fourth Separate Company, Rev. A. C. Clark, acting rector of the church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. C.W. Hayes and Rev. John M. Gilbert of Phelps. Word has also been sent to Bishop Walker of the diocese and all of the Episcopal clergymen of Rochester and the neighboring places. Burial will be made at Washington. Colonel Foster was born at Athens, N. Y., and educated at the Kingston Acad- emy. For a while after graduating he was in the mercantile business with his father in Athens. He was married by Dr. Knox at the old Dutch Reformed Church in New York in 1853. At the outbreak of the war he joined Company M of the Fifth United States Cavalry and in 1861 was given a commission as captain. In 1862 he resigned his command and re- turned to Athens, where he organized a company of infantry which was assigned to the 128th New York Volunteers. Sep- tember 10, 1862, he was commissioned ma- jor, June 19, 1863, he was promoted to a lieutenant colonelcy and on January 22, 1864, he received his commission as colonel, in which capacity he served until mus- tered out of the service. During his military career Colonel Foster served in many important engagements. He was with General Banks at Red River and New Orleans and with Sheridan at Shen- andoah. At the close of the war Colonel Foster came North and established his home at Syracuse. While there he received an ap- pointment at the Onondaga Indian Res- ervation and also began the study for the ministry. He was ordained deacon by Bishop Huntington at St. James Church in 1870 and ordained priest at Oswego in 1873. He afterwards held pastorates at Cortland, Pulaski, Newark, Elmira, So- dus, Phelps and East Geneva. During the past year his health has gradually failed and he has spent most of the time at either the sanitarium at Dansville or this city. On December 15 last year Colonel and Mrs. Foster celebrated the fiftieth anni- versary of their wedding and received numerous rememberances, among them be- ing a golden saber from James Arm- strong of Charleston, S.C., formerly colonel of the First South Carolina Cav- alry, whom he had met during the war and who afterwards became a strong friend. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Thomas B. and James G. of this city, and two daughters, Nina Foster of Geneva and Mrs. T.B. Prescott of New- ark.