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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 03, 1912, Image 3',
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said, "that the executive commit
tee be instructed to draw up a re
quest to Mayor Hunt to aporopri
ate $25,000 " (Loud cries of
"sure !" "Fine !" "Great business !"
"What d'you want with 25,000
" for the employment of idle
men in street "cleaning and other
work," finished the delegate in a
(Cries of "No! Didn't I tell
you he ought to be thrown out!"
"Nix on that work gag, bo.")
In the end, however, the solemn-faced
delegate's motion car
ried, the executive committee
drew up the request, and t!he dele
gates marched to the city hall.
There the executive committee
presented the request, while the
delegates stood quitly outside.
Some of them" looked as if they
were afraid they would be taken
Tonight the delegates will par
ade through the streets wearing
"buttons, bearing thevords, "I am
an undesirable citizen."
Cincinnati is getting over its
"Why Me?" attitude toward the
convention, and beginning to
really enjoy itself.
WEATHER MAN BACKS UP
THE GROUND HOG
Lost The famous January
Found Another zero wave.
The well known January thaw,
not having showed up in its prop
er monti, thousands of its admir
ers expected it would be ready for
business when February began
work. Thishaw is one of the few
pleasant -spots in the winter
rnonths. It is when it works. But
memories don't provide any heat,
no matter how much conversa
tion they give rise to.
Last night the thermometer
drooped, dropped and tripped, un
til it reached zero, at 3 a. m.,
there was no temperature
at all. The mercury stood at 0.
This morning it became some
what amibtious, and laboriously
climbed up to 7 above at 10 a. m.
But did we feel happy. Not much !
For the weather man had just
eased it over to us that tonight
the temperature would be
.Twelve degrees below zero.
And this is the same weather
man who yesterday ridiculed the
ground hog and made 'faces at
Charitable organizations, hard
ly recovered from the drain of re
lieving the ravages of the bitter
weather of last month among the
poor, are apprehensive of anoth
er such siege.
They declare that should such
conditions obtain again the suf
ferings would be unprecedented.
Already new applications for aid
have been received since the
present cold spell began, and the
numerous organizations are bend
ing every effort towards aiding
Many a man carries a lock of
hair in his watch case which just
matches a wad that hangs over a
chair at night.
N Count that day lost when there
isn't a new "white hope" in the
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