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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 03, 1912, Image 8',
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The heat an,d the electrical
storm that swept over Chicago
yesterday caused "seven deaths,
and thousands of dollars worth of
damage to property.
Mrs. Margaret Doyle, 54, 2756
Parnell ave., crazed by the heat,
ended her life by drinking paris
Frederick Wintermantel, 40,
165 W. Indiana St., committed
suicide by inhaling gas.
Eugene Kercher, 39, 537 S.
Clark St., died at the county hos
pital after being prostrated by
Peter Morrallion, 27, 2425 W.
Huron sL, overcome by heat, fell
from wagon and suffered fractur
ed skull. Died.
Mrs. Mary Reiser, 30, 1137 W.
Washington blvd., found suffo
cated in bed.
Gerwatz Ehzowski, 33, 13051
Houston ave., overcome in'home.
Died in Chicago hospital.
Unidentified man ended his life
in lake at 54th street. Crazed by
The rain did most damage on
the West Side. The loop, between
Adams and Van Buren, was badly
Bolts of lightning struck many
chimneys and church steeples, but
did not do great damage.
One freak bolt of lightning
'struck Mrs. Celia Halford, 21, as
she was playing piano in home, of
her mother, 1439 W. 13th st.
Burned hole about the size of a
dollar and one inch deep in her
. Twenty-four girls were trapped
in their dressing- rooms at the
Princess theater, when the flood
burst open a manhole -cover.
Seventy small fires, caused by
lightning, broke out in all parts
of the city within three hours, (5
keeping the firemen on the jump.
Scores of telephones and elec
tric lights were burned out".
Over 500 basements were flood
ed. The Congress and Auditorium
hotels -were flooded by a burst
. Traffic was tiedjip for .hours in
some parts of the city.
COUPE WONT? COME BACK
Liverpool, Sept. 3. "I'm not
going" back," said Thomas Coupe,
the New York Elks' club clerk
who witnessed the Rosenthal
murder, announced flatly today.
Coupe was met at the docks by
men from District Attorney
Whitman's office. He took sev
eral hours to think over the dis
trict attorney's request for his re
"Why should I go back?" he
then wanted to know. "The po
lice are the only people able to
protect me. And they are my
deadly enemies. I wasn't the j
manager of an expensive New
York hotel without learning
something. There's hardly a po-t
liceman who can be relied qn."
Coupe was taken to police
headquarters on his arrival. But
he was not under arrest There
probably is no way he raa be
forced to return to Ainencas.