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500 SO.-PEORIA ST.
Vol. 1, No. 88 Chicago, Monday, Jan. 8, 1912
TEL. MONROE 353
FRIGID WAVE SPELL BROKEN. .ON MONDAY;
MERCURY JUMPS TO EIGHT1 ABOVE
General Rise Over the Country of 15 to' 25 Degrees.
Below Zerp Extreme Reached Here Sunday Morning
With Temperature at -IB
Thousands of dollars were con
tributed by citizens to funds for
assisting-the poor and the entire
city pausedto help the needy.
The county ngent made deliv
eries of coal and provisions in
patrol wagons where of her .vehi
cles could nojt be quickly secured.
' Eight persons died dunrig the
cold 'spell from causes attributa
ble directly to the weather, and a
score- suffered serious injury..
Reports from the' northwest,
where the mercury dropped to
most unusual depths, 'say that
condtions are much improved
and that railroads ..are quickly
catching up with broken sched
ules. Many small towns located
on branch lines in the west are re
ceiving their first train lor days.
Milwaukee reports fire inches of
snow today with a temperature of
six above zero'. The forecast was
for .more snow.
A sharp rise in temperature
bi ought relief to St. Louis today.
Four deaths have been reported.
Scoic of hotel guests at Excel-
After more than three days of
belbw-zero weather which reach
ed its extreme at 7:30 yesterday
morning with a temperature at
16, the frigid wave has been brok
en today and this morning the
thermometer showed 8 t above
Renewed cold weather is ex
pected by the weather bureau of
ficials tomorrow with tempera
ture near zero, but they ann'ounce
that the severe spell has been
broken". The snowfall that start-
ed early today is expected to be
light. Conditions all over the
wesfand northwest are similar to
those in 'Chicago., There has
been a general rise of from 15, to
25 degrees in temperature.
' Distress here has been- to a
great extent alleviated. Yester
day every application for aid Was
quickly satisfied and homeless
wanderers were cared for both
with shelter and food. Several
churches were thrown open and
a' number jof vacant stores , were
heated by charity societies with
stoves furnished by the Board .of