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THE HEAT TOLL IN CHICAGO
RELIEF PROMISED ,
Two deaths indirectly due to the
heat and five prostrations have been
reported to the police. Scores of
heat victims have been cared for by
private physicians, nb record being
turned in of those overcome.
An unidentified map, crazed by
the torrid temperature, climbed into
a wagon at 43d street and the Pan
handle tracks and attempted to
choke Peter Teh, the driver. Teh
grabbed "an axe to defend himself
and struck his assailant on thejhead.
He was removed to the county hos
pital and will probably die. Teh was
Lake breezes are promised for to
night to break the hot wave.
Suffering in the tenement districts
is intense. Babies "and aged persons
are proving easy victims to the he,at
Half the population of Chicago
crowded the parks yesterday. Thou
sands slept on the grass last night,
the police suspending the regulations
and letting them rest where there
wasa chance for air. ,
The dead: Joseph P. Cummings,
50, 11344 Forest avenue, dropped
dead on Indiana avenue. Death is
supposed to have been ca"used by the
Otis Warner of Chicago, drowned
while attempting to change places
with two companions in a boat in.
Lake Michigan, south of Chicago.
The prostrated 3 Miss Katherine
Magder, 65, 1376 Bean, was pros
trated while visiting -the animal
house at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Max Rosel, 3323 W- Thirty-eight
place, dropped in front of the Union
station while participating in the
Knights of Pythias parade.
Charles Oldebarg, 104 West Mon
roe, a baggageman, was overcome
while carrying a trunk from the
residence of Charles A. Summer, 844
Edward Briggs, 324 North Leavitt,
was prostrated at North Leavitt and
Dr. W. A. Kuflewski, grand mar
shal of the Polish Alliance parade,
prostrated, shortly after he had plac
ed himself at the head of the line
STATE AUDITOR SHOWS HOW
KILL O'HARA COMMISSION'
Springfield, June 16. The anti
labor politicians of the House are going-
to 'kOl the O'Hara Welfare com
mission, and the state auditor has
shown them how to do it
The auditor today pointed out that
the O'Hara commission had spent its
appropriation of $10,000 and besides
had bills outstanding.
The auditor's office also pointed
out that only jo'int senate and house
commission can extend oyer sine dle.
adjournment, which will be taken on
he twentieth, according to pre
cedent. The O'Hara. commission almost
certainly will ask the House to make
th$ir commission a joint one, and
also ask for another appropriation.
Almost as certainly the House politi
cians will kill the request.
The O'Hara commission roused the
greatest opposition by publicly show
ing up the great department stores
and factories of the state which were
paying women and girls starvation
wages while at the same time making
54-HOUR LAW THE CAUSE
Pawtuckett R. I., June 16. At a
meeting of representatives of the dry
goodsstores, called to adjust their
hpurs in conformance with the 54
hour law which goes into effect July
1, it was decided to open at 8:30 and
close at 6, and allow one hour and
a half for lunch.
Thursdays and Saturday evenings
the stores will remain open as at
present but the doors wilL close at 9
Instead of 10 o'clock. The clerks will
also have a half holiday on Fridays
beginning July 11 and including first
Friday in September,
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