Civil War Papers Lost in School Fire
Records dating back to the Civil War period were lost when fire destroyed the public school building in McGregor, Ia. Aid was rushed from Marquette, Elkader, Monoma and Postville. The first alarm was sent at 3 p. m. and a second one at 4 p. m. By five o’clock, nothing was left but the smoldering ruins. Part of the building was erected during the Civil War. The loss was $50,000.
Boston Has New Assignment Card—Superintendent Peter E. Walsh of the Boston Protective Department has made out a new assignment card which eliminates much unnecessary running by the protective companies to alarms in the outlying residential districts.