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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 06, 1912, Image 10

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Albert Millward and Robert
RickoflF, 450 N. Clark street, over
come by gas fumes released in
similar manner. Will recover.
Sergt. John Q. Reilly, MaxweH
street station, receiving contribu
tions for destitute family of Ru
dolph Fritz, 1636 W. 15th street,
whose condition became known
when Fritz appealed to police for
aid to bury his 'two-months-old
son. Those desiring to assist
family will telephone Canal 83.
Small riot at W. Madison and
Kinzie streets this morning when
100 men and women who had
waited 20 minutes in cold tried to
board loop-bound car. Conduc
tor tried to close door, and dis
turbance ensued.
Over 150,000 men are out of
employment in Chicago, accord
ing to estimates at United Chari
ties. Twenty thousand persons aid
ed by county agent's office during
the day.
One thonsand babies suffiering
from want of nourishment.
The United Charities must
raise from $20,000 to $25,000 in
the next seven davs to carefor
the needy. The main telephone
is Franklin, 1234. and the office
is at 165 N. La Salle street.
The suffering in New York is
greater than that in Chicago, al
though the temperature was not
so severe.
Every policeman on stationaTy
post was relieved every half hour
to prevent him from freezing. At
midnight 300 men were sent to
charities dock, on Eabt river,
where they, were kept warm. A.
hundred were allowed to sleep in
the chapel of the morgue.
Malone,' N. Y., reported a tem
perature of 26 degrees below
In Minneapolis 28 degrees be
low marked the fifth day of ex
treme cold.
A shortage of natural gas add
ed to Cleveland's suffering today.
One death has occurred and
three have been picked up in the
streets unconscious from cold.
Four deaths inSt. Louis have
been attributed to the cold, with
the thermometer dropping stead
ily. Boston is still in the grip of the.
cold weather. The entire New'
England coast is affected.
At Saratoga, N. Y., the tem
perature was 25 below, with one
death due to cold.
Devil's Lake, N. D., is the cold
est place in the Union today, the
mercury touching 32 below.
From Marquette, Mich., the
death of Supervisor L. C. Barnard
of Humbildt township is report
ed, due to exposure from wander
ing 12 hours in the cold while de
lirious. Bloomington reports that Cen
tral Illinois is having the coldest
weather in 12 years. Ice in the
Illinois river is of such thickness
as to cause suspension of plants
which depend upon water power,
tying up interurban lines and cut
ting off electric lights in many
Fifteen carloads of crackers
are eaten daily in London.

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