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ment of a Christmas gift received
from the widow. In this- the
school teacher sent Mrs. Adams
her love, but did not mention
Adams. This, said Mrs. 'Adams)
was the first time the girl had
hot spoken of the dead man.
UNITED CHARITIES SOLICITING CONTRIBUTIONS
SO THAT RELIEF WORK MAY CONTINUE
Jts finances depleted by the un
precedented calls for aid from the
poor and needy families, the
JJnited Chanties has sent out a
letter soliciting contributions to
enable it to continue the work of
"relief, the need of which is inten
sified by the continued zero
weather. The remainder of the
charitable o rganizations are in
the same condition, and all de
clare that the present drain on
their resources has never been
Prompt responses, with dona
tions ranging from a few cents to
$5,000 have only partially stem
med the tide of want, and today
- the United Charities needs money
as bad as at the end of the'first
few days of the cold spell. Money
is beingvconvertad into fuel, food
and warm clothing as fast as re
ceived, and help is being rushed
to .the destitute.
The prolonged bitter weather
has taxed the organization se
verely, and immediate support is
solicited! by Charles H. Wacker,
its president. All citizens de
siring to render assistance are re
quested to communicate with the
main office, 187 N. LaSalle street,
telephone, Franklin 1234.
Instead of warmer weather, a
great cold wave is descending
upon Chicago, and it is predicted
by-ihe weather bureau that the
temperature tonight will reachV
the 10-below-zero mark. The
duration of this cold spell cannot
be 'forecast. The mercury regis
tered -1 at 5" a. m. At noon it was
Throughout the north and
northwest, temperatures of from
40 to SO degrees below prevailed.
It is from this section that the "
colder weather is coming to Chi-""'
cago. ( v
Two more deaths reported to
the police today have brought,
the total number of fatalities at
tributable to the zero -tempera- N
ture and the suffering it has en
tailed up to 24. The latest dead
Albert Martin, '2022 Lowe ave.,
frozen found unconscious on the
street ; died at home. x
John Halliman, 60, died from
cold and starvation in barn at
rear of 6528 Indiana aye.
' Numerous case's of " want and
privation have been brought to :
the attention of the police. "Many
of them have been discovered
through the application of sorae'
injured member of a needy family0
at the different stations for medi-'
cal aid. The county hospital is "'
crowded .with persons suffering
from illness as a result of expos
ure arid hunger.
A proposition has been made
td the United Charities by 'the