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Wednesday, March 13, 1918
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ConneD»vflle'« Biggest and Best Newspaper. Sworn Average Daily Circulation Last Week, 6,503 . VOL. 16, NO. 104. CONNELLSyiLLE, PA^ WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 13, 1918. EIGHT PAGES. IMER1CAN SHELLS WIPE OUT NUMEROUS GROUPS OF THE i GERMANS' GAS PROJECTORS fbey Cause Fires and Explosions Back of ; Lilies Also ' UfflLLERY BATTLE GROWS Greater Today on Ttml Sector T*a» at Any Time Yet. UmUSALS ABE DEMANDED ienuw P»p*r Souds; Call for stractiu of Harind* of Tew»i to Beimbsrse tfce H»ns for Xeiehwt Shlfs S«l««d kj the Allies. By Associated Press. ' ·WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN RANGE, March : 13.--there was reater, artillery activity by the mericans on the Toul sector" today lan at any time since they took pp- .tions there. American shells have ~ Ue 'i n , 9rlnjltioll Col Bliterated at leaat five groups of is projectors which bad-been set up , f the enemy in preparation for an :tack:- , ' . Fires back of the. German lines .so were caused and a number of ei- iosions were heard. The American ·oops on the Totil sector again raid- 1 the German pr:itions penetrating the second linen. . No prisoners ere captured-but a number of the temy were killed by shells and 'rifle ·e. The sector occupied by American oops east of Lumeville which was isignated formerly merely as being . Lorraine has developed suddenly .to one of the most active. l on .the ont from the standpoint of artilleiy ;hting. American artillerymen, are irling thousands of shells daily ;ainst the .German positions mating next to impossible for the enemy ^occupy them. Investigation shows that .they have :m virtually abandoned. This is :pecially true in the neighborhood certain places., northwest and irtheast of Badonviller wbere it is rw permissible today to .say that two' .ids mentioned as having been car- 2d out simultaneously took place. Certain information obtained in the merican sector northwest ot Tou! ads to the conclusion that the mericah raid there this morning .me at such a time as to cause tbe Annans to abandon plans of. their rn for a raid. At one point.the Gerans used mustard" shells. A small imber of Americans walked through a gas later. Once or twice the Americans went 3se" enough to the Germans to try sir machine guns but without re- Its. One plane in-which there\was . American went far'back of the emy lines. On returning the Amerin admitted that they seemed pretty dc but he was unharmed. TO THE SEITDEBS OF LKTTEBS FBOM THE SOUHEK BOIS: The'Courier is most grateful to-the many parents and friends o^ the soldier boys "Over There" »nd ''Over Herc'Vwho have kindly loaned letters for publication. Th«ae have come to this office in such large numbers that the publication of all of them an' rapidly as they are .received ia t an Impossibility. We make use ot them "to the eitent that space is available each day, regretting only th»t publication is sometimes delayed. * Appreciating the favor which the loan of a .letter implies we wish to aasure aH oar letter receiving friends that we will he glad to publish them as promptly .as possible after receipt. CREEL PROTESTS ORDER ittee Sot . Handling Casualty Lists.' By .Associated Press. 'VyASmNGTON, March 13.--Chair- mau George Creel of the Committee on Public Information sent a written protest today to President "Wilson against the war department's new policy of t withholding the .addresses of soldiers in giving oat casualty lists. The committee has refused'to handle . for tbe ; department the lists as now issued on the grounds that they are valueless to- the newspapers and the public. ' · j President Wilson is studying the question from all its angles but is expected to come to no decision until a full report is received from General Fevshing who has been asked for further information. ROOSEVELT WOUNDED Son of I'olonel Struck by Shrmpael in Aetioii in JFraBce. .. . ' -By Associated Press. LONDON. March 13.--Tbree Zeppe- LS took part in last night's air raid England, One of ur bombs on Hull. them dropped The other airships flew about aim- ssly over country districts, dropping mbs and then proceeded back to e sea. One woman "died of shock in nsequence of the raid. . The Germans have sustained such avy losses in Zeppelins that they -ve employed-them, only at infre- ent intervals in the last y«ar for Ids on England, substituting aero- ine*. The last previous Zeppelin id on England was on October 19, 17, when 34 persons -were killed and wounded. On returning the Zeppe: fleet was .put to route -by the TO DROP GERMAN ew Castle Hay Dispense Wtk tie Study Before KB| of Term. «fy Associated Press. . NPW CASTL£, Pa., March 13.--Ger- ·mah will be discontinued in the high school of'this city after toe present term, is ended and possibly at once; . An effort made by some menl- bers-of the board at last.night's meeting to have the- language dropped at once, -but Superintendent George A. Dickson explained that pupils now taking German, would lose' their cretHts if they abandoned it in the middle of the term' and would be handicapped in entering college since colleges and universities have as yet shown ho purposes of discarding the German language. encn. five of 3Ught down. the dirigibles being 01X3) JXKS'EBOT *W S IN ItEPBISAI. WtfSTERDAM, March IS!-- The de- ·uction. of 400. EngHsSi , towns by rmau aeroplanes is demanded hy 3 Berlin "Tages Zeitung" as a repri- . for the action ot the allies in con- aplating confiscating , 400 . German !p on a long' article the paper says: 'If we are .in a position to , destroy ! whole of London it would be more ra»ne than to allow -one morh Ger- ·31 to bleed to death on the battle- id. To hesitate. or to surrender curves of feelings of pity would be uh- rdonable. " . ^ 'More than 400 merchant ships have jn stolen from' us by Great Britain. r answer should be that for every- rman ship at' least one English vn shouW be reduced, to ruins by r airmen. Far better were it for us it Great Britain; France and the ited Slates should 'call us barbar- s than they they should bestow UP7 us their pity when we are beaten, !tness and sentiment are stupid in. r ttaes." _ · . . 'JOUJi TEOOPS AttE i REFORE ODESSA TODAT iERUN. March 13; -- Gorman and siro-Hungarian troops ate now bfi- e 'Odessa, the war office announces; Aviator Drowned. .'OKFOLK. Va.. March ]3.-**Ulni i 'his seaplane from an elevation S0» .feet into the *e» ATlator M. L. U. N. wu this morn- son of Theodore Roosevelt, has been wounded In action with the American forces in Fraace. A 'cablegram was received today at'the colonel's office here. The message came from Theodore Roosevelt, Ja.. a major with the American expeditionary! forces. It reads: "Archie wounded by shrapnel, slightly, in leg. Arm broken, but not badly. No danger." 'Ted." expeditionary forces. It reads: "Archie wounded by. shrapnel, slightly, in leg. Arm broken but' not bad-Iy. No danger." "Ted." PROHIBITS FIREWORKS None mil be Used in Ohio fourth of Jily Celebration. By AssocUted Press. COLUMBUS, 1 0., March IS.--State Firo Marshal^ Alfred P. Fleming an- nounced-todiy that.he will issue an order absolutely prohibiting the 1 " use of fireworks in Ohio this Fourth · of July. . The announcement was made in conjunction with the beginning of l a campaign, against fireworks as a waste of., money and powder that could be-used in the prdsecuOon of the war. -The state fire marshal said he was starting his campaign at this time so that dealers would not purchase fireworks. EXAMINATIONS OF DRAFTEES RESUMED BY BOARD NO. 2 Is in'",Prep«*tion for Sending the Tfa»l Lot of Men to Camf Imtter Fart of Xomti. In preparation £or the seeding of draftees to · Camp Lee beginning March 28, local board No. 2 is holding eliminations of men In Class 1-A at th» armory this week.' The first 100 men 'were examined yesterday afternoon and toe second batch is undergoing tbe pnyskal teats today. No definite information regarding the movement of draftees or the number to be sent from here has been received but both boards have re-. ceived notice that the movement will begin on March 29. FORKEK JCKIBEJt OF TKflTH BEGISCEST KILLED Robert C. Kotouch. formerly a member of Compaay'I, loth BOW the 110th Hegtaent, vras killed in tbe trenches of Prance on March 8. He went to Camp Hancock with the regiment, later volunteering for service in a machine gim company of the Rainbow Division which was sent to France'and has been In active service on the firing lines. Kolouch is the erst soldier of Westmoreland county to be killed In action. HTJBSE 1VKITES OF THE HIGH PK1CES Bf FKASCE . Miss Florence . Hogg "of Pittsburg. a nirtce of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Snowden o£ Brownsville, since the outbreak of the war has been doing Red Cross work "over there." In a letter to ilr. and Mrs. Snowden Mss Hogg writes that food costs two or three times as jnuch as usual, it is almost impossible to buy coal at any price, and wood is frightfully expensive. DSATTEE, DMEKTED, ESCAPES FBOX OFFICER "While an officer from Camp Lee was enroute .from that camp with Henry' Harden, a draftee from Smith- fleld. Harden gave the officer the slip as the train was pulling out of Uniontown Friday evening and has not been beard of since. Harden's mind became affected while he was in camp. He j was discharged from the service, it was stated, and was being returned to his home. GIANT FRENCH GUNS ON MOBILE ARMORp CARS HAMMER'GERMAN LINES On a specially constructed railway tnat runs within a suitable range ot the German 'lines these armored cars vrilh the great 150-miIliraeter guns mounted on them line up and hammer the Genitan lines with terrific bom- -bardments until the enemy trenches are cleared and the I^rench infantry can. advance. This remarkable photograph shows a line of the armored cars with" the powerful guns ready to go into action. li is the firSt photograph of Its kind to arrive in this country. The by French marine gunners. and cars are camouflaged and arc FAYETTE BOY WRITES WHILE LISTENING TO ROAR OF ARTILLERY Indian Head' Soldier Glad He is Helping Win the Great Struggle. BAPTIST LAYMEN CONFER Im]Mrtant Conference to be Held In Local Church Thursday. VANDERBILT SLAG DUMP; TURK IS GIVEN BLAME Ignorance or Intent Held Responsible for LOSE of Life and Injury to Workmen. That a Turk employed on the slag dump at Vanderbilt closed a derailing switch on the dump track'on which the collision occurred yesterday morning- resulting in the deaths or two Italian workmen and injury to several others is the story current. Had the oerailer beer, left set no lives would have been lost. Three runaway cars from the dump crashed into a box car, filled with men, and an engine after tie engineer made a hard' run to get out ol the way, only to find his path blocked by other cars. A few seconds woul-d have enabled the engine crew to have opened a switch and gotten out of the way but the runaways, traveling at terrific speed, were upon them before there wws time eevri to warn the meu in the car. OLD CLOTHES FOR BELGIANS SOUGHT HERE Week of March 18-25 Set for Receiving of Contributions STIFF HATS NOT WANTED Seither Are Women's Fancy Slippers Much in Demand. THE COMMITTEE IS Tt'AHTKT) SIX TRACTORS ENTERED For tbe Farm Bureau Demonstration Scar Unlontown March 20. Much interest, is being shown by the farmers in tbe farm tractor demonstration which will lie held on the farm of W. M. Thompson, near Uniontown, March 20. Six tractor firms have informed the Farm Bureau that their machines will be in the demonstration. Several other firms will be represented in the demonstration if at alt possible for their machines to be shipped. A certain amount of land will be staked off. on comparatively level, also hilly land for each plow. This arrangement is made so that persons attending the demonstration may watch the workings of the* different machines, and also can compare the work done by the machines. Should the weather be such on March 20th that plowing cannot be done the demonstration will be postponed until the next day or the first Persons Having Garments Are Asked to Jfotify Members or Bring Them to the Basement of the Former Hijra School Building Promptly. T«I TO ·Walter Ritchie, stationed at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga., left for camp this morning alter., spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ritchie o£ Eighth street, Greenwood. . . CAFTAIS JtryK KET.UENS AFTER VISIT HOHE Captain J. L. Junk, who i s stationed at a proving ground at Aberdeen, Md., has returned to duty after spending a brief furlough at his homo here. Captain Junk received the rant of captain about a month ago. PERRY MAN ACQUITTED Bat Jury in Uiiontown PIflces Share of Cost* on Him. , In the case of Frank Battista of Perryopolis who was charged by Howard Truxel. with assault and battery and aggravated assault and battery, the jury,'after being out 10 hours, returned a sealed verdict in Uniontown last night, acquitting the defendant and placing five-twelfths of the costs on him and seven-twelfths on the prosecutor. ·That he took action to protect his wife from Truiel who had attempted to assault her, was the defense made by Battista. At a party, he said, Truxel placed his arms about Mrs. Battista. He. testified he picked up a knife to scare Truxel and that in the scuffle which followed Truxel was accidentally wounded. Fayette county boys are right up on the firing line in tbe sectors oc- i cupied by American troops on tbe ! western front and they are imbued i with such a spirit as makes them. ' glad to be taking part in the great ; struggle. | , "Even now while I- am writing," 1 says Edward Raymond Sparks, son ot Mr. and -Mrs. Uoyd Sparks of Indian Head, and nephew of Mrs. S. H. can hear the roar of the artillery. But you don't need to worry for ray safety for there is comparatively, small danger in the artillery. "I am glad I can say that I am help- Ing .win the great struggle between might and right. I -would not want to be' over here if I could not see some real action. "The weather is no': very cold here now. I think the real cold weather is about over for the winter. "VVe have had much snowfall since the' first of January. The Sammies are' all anxious to see spring open up. \ "I can imagine hcnv glad Howard was to leave Texas. He said in'his last letter than when he came over here lie would try to get a transfer ELECT SUPERINTENDENT Of County Softools »t ConrenUon Colled for April 9. County Superintendent J. S. Carroll today issued a call for the triennial meeting of the school directors of the county to be held in Uniontown Apr;l 9, beginning at 1 o'clock, Tor the purpose ol etecting a county superintendent. Mr. Carroll will be a candidate for re-election, it Is said. be informed tion be postponed. An important conference of Baptist day fit l ° P '° W \ ?TT, h n Laymen will be held in the First Bap- aat can be reachert bv tele P non = * M jtist church tomorrow night at 7:30. be MormeA should the demonstra- ' The men of the local congregation are expected to turn out in largo number, and the Baptist churches of Uniontown, Dunbar, Dawson, Brownsville, West Nowion, Scottdale, ML Pleasant I and Greeusburg have been FARM LABOR CONFERENCE SCHOOL BOARD to my regiment. I ran. across a boy i ous cantonments, from tie California Normal, school I the other day. We are close to each oter but do not often meet . "Tel! everybody to boost the Y. M, C. A-, also the Red Cross. "Words cannot express what they both are to the soldiers. Please don't worry." Private Sparks is a member of Battery E, 7th Field Artillery. He was recently advanced to first-class private which carries with it an increase .of $3.60 per month in his pay. His brother Howard is expected to shortly arrive in France with another command of which he is a member. H. Robinson of Pittsburg, a prominent Baptist layman, will be present and address the conference. Similar conferences are being held this month in all parts of the country. in of the churches in the general work of the denomination, particularly in view of the present worid situation created by the war. Such topics as "Work for Our Soldier and Sailor Boys". "Solving After-War Problem", "Th: Chris- tianlmtion of America," "Making the World CturisUan", "The Deepening of Religions Thought and Life", are discussed. The Baptist laymen of the country, moreover, have undertaken to raise $1,000,000 to be devoted to the various missionary religious educational and patriotic enterprises o£ the denomination and have expressed tbeir determination to ''go over the top" by March 31st Of this' amount $150,000 will be devoted directly to work among the soldiers In the vari- Is Being Held Here This Afternoon; PliflsBTeTpnlan Speaks. A conference of great importance as bearing upon tbe farm labor problem in Fayette county is being held this afternoon in the directors' room of the First National Bank building, with L. D. Van JSnskirk of Pottsto-wn, representing the Department of Civil- Ian Service and Labor of tbe Committee of Public Safety, outlining plans | of the department for furnishing men for the farms. Mr. Van Buskirk is here parttcnJar- ly in the interest of the appointment of a supervisor of farm labor vrbo will have general charge of the problem during the growing season. FORMER CONNELLSVILLE CARTOONIST NOW DRAWING FUNNY ONES FOR MOVIES SHAMER AGROUND More Than Hundred Passengers on Kerahaw in Fcril. By Associated Press. AN- ATLANTIC EORT, March, 12.-The steamer Kershaw, of the Merchant Miner's line, .with more than 100 passengers aboard sent out a call for help today and reported that she was aground oft tbe Southern New- England coast. Tugs were sent do Comditioa Improving!- . her assistance. H. C. Reeser, vice president and! The 'coast guai.ds are rigging lip a general- manager of the Fayette j breeches · buoy in'order lo take the County Gas company, whn has been j passengers 'oft. There are 121 pas- ili in Pittsburg, is slowly improving., sengers on the Kershaw. It is believed, the vessel -can be floated" without being damaged. - Burton P. Gillett, Connellaville hoy who^for several years since leaving here was. located at Newburgh, N. Y., has ontered the motion picture field as a cartoonist. He is filling an engagement'.with the International Pil-m Service ? at its' New York studios and will probably desert newspaper art for the new calling. His wort is the drawing of animated cartoons which have become so popular with devotees of-the screen. Naturally gifted with the use of the pencil, Mr. Gillett secured his .initial experience in-'cartooning in Connellsville. .For a number ot years, hoir- Jsewburgh News. The other day he went' lo New York and while in a movie theater the idea of visiting a studio struck him. 'He at once became 'interested and soon arranged to take, up the animated work. . Mr. G-illott is a son of Mrs. L. il. Gillett of East Crawford avenue. Former Ambassador Dies. WASHTNfiTON, Marcn" IS.--Charies Page Bryan, former ambassador . to Japan, and former minister to'several other countries died here last night ' of heart failure. He was 61 years old. Admitted to Bar. Robert C. Hagan, son of Postmaster Harry Hagan of .Uniontown, was admitted to the Payette county bar yesterday by Judge J. Q. Van Sweaingen upon, recommendation of. the eiamin- TOU Advertise For Bids on 587,000 Bond Issnc to Settle School Debt. A .special meeting of the school board was held lasL night at .tie high school building, at .which Lime a resolution to advertise for bids on tbe $27,000 bond issue was passed. The $27,000 Trill be used to settle up the last indebtedness on the new school buildings. MAYOR IS SEVERE Deals Out Five Day Sentences to Fire , Prisoners. Mayor John. Duggan handed out several five-day sentences at police court this morning. James Rady, giving Detroit, Mich., as his home, was arrested by Patrolman Rulli yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. He was charged with taking lead pencils and pen points from a five and 'ten cent store. 'Rady got one of the five day sentences. Three well known young men of the city, arrested for disorderly conduct by Lieutenant Thomas McDonald and Patrolman Turner, each got five days in default of |5 fines. SCOUTS SELLING TICKETS Acting As Agents For the Cwineils- The Commission for Relief in Belgium, a division of tie American Red Cross, has set the week of March 18 [ 10 25 as one in which contributions ot ! surplus clothing will be asked from persons in Pennsylvania. Tbe commission is making the drive for clothes ' here on account of the shortage that 1 lias caused great suffering in Belgium. ; A, local committee to handle the contributions, has been appointed. Persons wishing to contribute any articles are asked to send them to the basement of the old high school building on Fairview avenue between the . hours of 9 a. m. and 4 p. m. The | plothes will be taken care of there and packed in cases which will later be shipped to the commission's '· ware- jhouses. Persons who are unable !o .deliver their contributions should call any member of the committee and notify them. A Boy Scout will then call for the articles. ^ It is hoped that 1,350 tons of cloth- . ing can be secured in Pennsylvania. All sorts of articles are needed for men, women and children. It is requested that persons not bother to donate stiff hats for either men or women, not to send fancy slippers for women. Goods containing rubber, such as suspenders, garters, etc., arc not desired. No damp -clothes: should bo sent in, and as leather goods deteriorate in shipment, shoes should be free of mud. . The committee which has been appointed to take charge of the clothes here follows: Mrs. S. R. Goldsmith, Mrs. E. T. Norton, Mrs. A. D. Soisson, itrs. V. J. Bailey, .Mrs. John Duggan, Sr., Mrs. Edna J. Br'endle, Mrs, J. 3. Stader and Mrs. M. B. Pryca. The following is needed: Men's wear--Shirts (preferably of light colored flannels), undershirts, underdrawers, trousers, coats, work suits, (overalls), suits (3 piece), shoes, overcoats, jerseys, srveater vests, socks, sizes 10% and 11. Women' wear--Shirts, drawers, corset-slipe, petticoats, blouses, suits, (2 piece), skirts overcoats," p'inalores, shoes, cloth hats, knitted caps, stockings (sizes 7 and 8), shawls. Boys' wear--Shirts, union, suits, undershirts, troosers, coats, suits, shoes, overcoats, jerseys, socks (sizes 1 to 3). Girls' wear--drosses, skirts, overcoats, night dresses; drawers, stockings (sizes 1 to 6), undergarments, petticoats, suits, blouses, shoes. Boys' and Girls' wear--hooded capes, pfaafores, woolen union suits. Infants' wear--Swaddling clothes, cradle cnecnses, bodices , cradle dresses, bonnets, bibs, neckerchiefs, diapers, shoes, baby dresses, hooded cloaks, jackets, shawls, sweaters, socks, i Miscellaneous--Bed ticks, bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets, muff* lers. No other business was discussed by iUe Military Band Concert. the directors. j Boy Scoots -will act as ticket'sell- ing agents for the band concert to be given soon in the high school auditorium by the Connellsville Military Band. The Scouts in return for their services will get the use of the band in ELKS BEHEAKSE. Good Turn Out' of Cast fur the Annnal , Minstrel Show. The first 'rehearsal for the Bills annual minstrelto be held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, April 16 and 17 in the Soisson theater under the direction, of Charles E. Stout, was held last nigjit in the Elks' hoine in East Crawford avenue. There was a good turn out of members of -.he cast who at once get down to work. _ Rehearsals will be held each Tuesday and Friday night at 8 o'clock in the Elks' home. a. liberty bond demonstration they expect to hold in the coming drive. Garfield's IVidow Dies. LOS ANOLES, Cal., March 13.--Mrs. Lmcretia Hudolph Garfleld, mdow of James A. Garfield, 20th president of the United States died at her home in South JPnsadena today. ' .Mrs. Garfield would have been years old April 19. Pneumonia was the cause. INDIAN CREEK VALLEY COAL OPERATORS MAY CHARGE $3.05 AT MINE UNDER A NEW RULING / : -\ price revision order of the Fuel Ao- I ' W®fflftfofflff JF®!TBCfflS(t ministration issued yesterday, to I . . - . ' · ' j I charge 5S.05 at the mine tor all grades --· : · "· of coai providing they have complied Coal operators of the Indian Creek Valley are now permitted, under a order of the Fuel Ad- .Rain tonight and Thursday; fresh to strong east winds Thursday, is' the noon .weather" forecast .for Western ^Pennsylvania. - , Temperature Becord, · j - - · 1918 Maximum _--_--58 52 1917 « Minimum 52 30 " Mean 55 37 The Yough river rose during the ing : board nt,the ; .Bar.,Asspciation. t night from i:70,.feet. to.4.SO feet 1» with the conditions of the Washington agreement and posted notice of their intention to pay the new scale of wages. The privilege to make the hew selling price results from an inclusion of the Indian. Creek valley in the Somerset district in which the selling price of. coal was revised by yester- 'day's orcer. The output of the Somerset district,.has been used .largely for industrial purposes. It being the policy of the Fuel Administration to stipulate the fuel needed for shipment to industries engaged in the production of war material, tbe advance' in this district is intended to stimulate production as well as to equalize the greater costs of mining thin vein coal. The new price at which coal is to be sold is ?2.60 per ton for all grades, to which 45 cents per ton may he added to cover the increase resulting from the wage advance of last fall. Tbe former prices' were $1.75 for slack or screenings, 52.00 for mine run and $2.25 for .prepared sizes. SALES MOUNTING UP Kany Hundreds of Dollars Worth ot Stamps Porcliascd By Students. A total of $3,765 worth of war; stamps has been sold in the schools of Connellsville in the six weeks the stamps have been on sale. The high school leadsi having fl.421.5S to its credit. The high school students have only been buying for five weefcs, tho grades gaining a week while the midyear examinations were on. The sales in the city yesterday- amounted to ?814.07, with the high school leading, having $366.75 worth, taken out. The others were as folfollows: South Side and Fourth ward, 5209.16: Second and Third wards 5186.35; West Side, ?81.S1. ' LYON ELECTED CAPTAIN Clever Halfback Will ' Head High. School Eleven ».tl Season. . At a meeting of the varsity football players of the high school football team held yesterday afternoon. "Bill" Lyon -was elected captain for next season. Lyon.- will eater on flis third year of football nest season. The election was overwhelmingly in his favor. The-team loses by graduation this year Captain McConnick. John Moore and Charles Carson. All other players will be back next season and prospects of building up a fast team are good. _ : Measles Cases Beportcd. - Three cases ot measles were reported to the Board ol Health thi* morning.

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