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WEATHER MAN GIVES HOPE OF
HEAT SPELL RELIEF
"Fair and warmer."
How long, 0 Lord and Weather
Man, how -long must we suffer and
Three days of 100 temperature
and still conies the prediction, like a
sirocco from the desert, "fair and
continued warm for tomorrow."
Seventy-two dead and 125 pros
trated was the heat toll yesterday.
Unless the heat abates the number
of heat-stricken will increase, as the
protracted heat wears and wears on
the nerves till it finally breaks down
Weather Forecaster Chas. L. Mit
chell held out a slight hope of early
relief today. He is watching a baro
metic disturbance in British Colum
bia, which, if it develops, will bring
relief to Chicago Sunday night or
Monday, he says.
All kneel in prayer that Forecaster
Mitchell's "disturbance" may grow
into a regular riot and strike down
temperatures right and left all the
way from Kamloops to Kokomo!
Some Chicago employes are pos
sessed of humanitarian thought and
are trying to protect their workers
from the heat.
The Crane Co. closed its foundries
for the hot spell. The blacksmiths
and foundry workers of the McCor
mick Han-ester plant are let go home
earlier. Men in the steel mills in
Gary refused to work after ten had
died on duty from the heat
The Fair, continues to close its
store at 5 p. m. Other department
stores announce that they are let
ting every worker they can spare go
home early in the afternoon.
An ice famine looms. One ice deal
er said today that if the hot wave
continues a few more days there will
be an ice famine. He said the situ
ation was so serious that already his
company is planning to refuse to
supply ice to homes except where
there were babies.
Reports from downstate say that!
the heavy corn crop will be ruined,
burnt up, if there is not soon relief.
Already great damage has been done
around Galesburg, where there has
been no rain for 41 days.
The school board today opened the
swimming pools in school gymna
siums for use of the public.
Many slept last night on the lawns
in Lincoln park and on the beach
sand.- The West Park board refused
to let sufferers stay in the parks last
night, chasing everybody back to
their sweltering apartment or tene
ment beds at 11 o'clock.
All records for numbers in bath
ing at Chicago beaches will be brok
en today, it is believed. At 6 a. in.
there were good crowds in the water
at every beach and the numbers in- ,
creased until, early this afternoon,
bathhouses reported that every suit
A new record fo high night tem
perature was set last night when the
mercury did not sink below 85.
Stores cannot meet the demand
for electric fans and bathing suits.
Not only the corn, but all crops,
especially those of vegetables In the
truck farms near Chicago are in
danger of destruction.
Probably the hottest place in the
country yesterday was Ottawa, 111.,
where the mercury hit 107.
At near every city fire house to
day firemen stood on the street with
a hose to, give the panting horses a
Three days' death toll of heat
wave, 117. At 1:30 today mercury
registered 94, three degrees less than
same hour yesterday and five less
than Bame hour Thursday.
Washington. England's decision
not to allow Eugene Kelly and James
Smith and their party carrying funds
for Irish relief to land, "irrevocable"
Ambassador Page cabled state department
Six inmates made escape from