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ter registered 28 degrees below
zero at 7 o'clock, and 15-mile
wind blowing. Charitable organ
izations swamped with calls for
aid, and unable to cope with sit
uation. Theodore Selzer, 60, died in
Milwaukee, his hands and feet
frozen. Temperature of 14 be
low. Municipal lodging houses
crowded. Score of cold and suf
ferers in hospitals.
La Crosse, Wis., experienced
its coldest day in years, with a
temperature of 22 degrees below
Thermometer at Duluth, Minn,
this morning showed 33 to 35 de
grees below zero.
Calhoun county, 111., isolated
by cold weather. The county .has
no railroads, and the Mississippi
and Illinois are bank-full with ice,
preventing movement of ferry
THE OTHER MA
Asker:'"How do you excuse
those mother-in-law jokes of
yours to your wife?"
Funniman : ''I tell her they re
fer to her mother-in-law, and she
says they are not half bad
"PEOPLE BEFORE JUDGES"
New oYrk, Jan. 5. A referen
dum, whereby the people may
place a law upon the statute
books which no court may de
clare unconstitutional, is asked
for by ex-President Roosevelt in
a sensational article, "Judge? and
Progress", appearing in the cur
rent issue of The Outlook.
Colonel Roosevelt says that un
less such a referendum is granted
he believes the tim eis soon com
ing when the hands of the courts
will be tied by popular demand,
and their power to pass upon the
lagality of an enacted law be tak
en from them.
Roosevelt grants that courts
should decide points raised under
a law. But he says he believes
they should not have the right to
kill any law passed by the. peo
ple, unless it be so flagrant a vio
lation of the constitution as to be
incapable of argument.
The Transit House, famous
hostelry of the Stock Yards,
caught fire this afternoon and
was destroved. Loss expected
to reach $150,000.
New York consumes more cel
ery than any other city on earth
and makes more noise about it.
The man who is easy to please
gives lots of pleasure.