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BRR! BUT IT IS COLD! NO, NOT
IN CHICAGO IN NEVADA!
OUR TOWN STLLL MELTS
While Chicago sweltered under a
blazing sun today, residents of Win
nemace, Nev., shivered in overcoats
with the temperature at 36.. "That's
the coolest spot in the country," said
the local weather bureau.
P For a summer resort Chicago can
certainly show one a hot time.
At 7 a. m .today the weather bu
reau stated Chicago, St. Louis and
Milwaukee were the hottest places
in the U. S. The lowest the mercury
has been in Chicago since yesterday
morning was 84.
At 9 a. m. the temperature was 92,
one degree higher than at the same
hour yesterday. The weather fore
caster says there will be no relief
this week and possibly not until well
into next week. "The heat spell is
just beginning," he said.
To protect the babies, who are the
heaviest sufferers in hot spells, the
health department ias issued an or
der that every ounce of milk sold in
Chicago must be pasteurized and
that milk depots which were found in
insanitary conditions would have
their licenses revoked at once.
Thousands of tons of ice were
given away in the poor districts in an
effort to afford relief. The water
pumning stations reported that dou
ble the regular amount of water was
Business houses today planned to
close early. Contractors in many in
stances refused to let their men
work because of the heat.
Since yesterday morning every
bathing beach has been crowded al
most continuously. People slept on
the beaches last night
" San Francisco and Boston were
the coolest spots yesterday, each
registering 66 for high temperature.
The hot wave has gripped nearly
all the country east of the Rockies
except the New England states. It
is blamed on a high barometric pres
ure over the West Indier
The mercury in the official gov
ernment thermometer went up to
100 even just after noon yesterday
and stuck around there for a while.
The coolest hour last night it was
over 80, and then it started heating
up for today. It was the hottest day
since July 5, 1911, when it was 102.
On the street level most ther
mometers yesterday recorded around
103 during the hot period.
For a day the name "Windy City"
was a lie. There wasn't even enough
breeze to put the wave in heat wave,
so the torridity just stuck. Indica
tions are there will be a couple more
days of it before it goes back to St.
Louis, where it belongs.
There were 18 deaths and 45 pros
trations from the heat in Chicago
yesterday. Old people seem to be the
most affected, while the babies have
been coming through in fine shape.
In offices, and especially in the big
State street department stores, the
suffering among workers has been
intense. Yesterday The Fair closed
its store completely an hour earlier
than usual and other stores let many
of their clerks go early in the day.
There will be at least two more
days of torridity, says the weather
man. The whole country is suffer
ing, but the Texas border was 10 to
15 degrees cooler than Chicago yes
terday. Two steel rolling mills in East
Chicago, Ind., and those of the Re
public & Interstate Iron & Steel Co.'s,
South Chicago, closed today when
the men refused to work any Jonger
over the white hot rails.
All altitude records for night tem
perature were shattered last night,
when the mercury did not go below
84. At 1:30 p. m. today the weather
bureau reported the temperature was
97, two degrees cooler than at the
same hour yesterday, with the mer
cury still mounting.
Forty-seven dead and hospitals
crowded with prostrated is the appal
ling 'record of the heat wave in Chi-
l cajgo since 9 a, m. yesterday,