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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 22, 1912, Image 15

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of fit about them. Mi Dandy
was amazed. He said little to his
friend, but called at Cream &
Smooth's store at the earliest op
portunity, and asked for an ex
planation. '
"Mr. Dandy," answered Mr.
Smooth, ''we value your trade
very much, but we can't agree to
make clothes for any more gen
tlemen like Mr. Slouch.
"When I asked him to stand
up to be measured, he refused.
He said that he passed the great
er part of his life setting down,
and that he wanted his clothes to
sit down in. All my efforts to
induce him to stand up failed,
and I at last took his measure as
he sat on a high-backed chair.
Now that I've, seen the result, as
you have, I'll never do it again."
Traffic, demoralized yesterday,
today began to recover from the
worst blizzard that has blown
through Chicago in 18 years.
Railroad movements are still un
certain, but street cars are rapid
ly getting back to their normal
Scores of people were injured
during the height of the storm
from being blown off their feet.
Others, blinded by the snow,
walked into the paths of street
cars or teams, and were run
down. One man was frozen to
death in a drift.
There was plenty of work for
the unemployed clearing the city
streets of the mountains of snow.
Thousands of men were set to
work by railroads, car companies
and the city street cleaning'de
partment. On the other hand, art
army of men knocked at the doors
of charitable institutions seeking
a bed and a place to escape the
cold and biting wind. The police
stations weije crowded with the
needy. "
Illinois Central suburban trains
were out of commission for hours
yesterday afternoon, and today
the service is crippled. The same
conditions prevail on all of the
suburban roads. The wind, un
hindered by buildings, piled gi
gantic drifts on street car tracks
in the outlying districts.
Thousands of suburbanites
crowded the 'downtown hotels
last night, unable to reach home,
or afraid they would not be able
to get back to the city for busi
ness this morning. Some of the
smaller mercantile houses provid
ed accommodations for their em
ployes in the loop district. The
telephone company sent its hello
girls to loop hotels for the night.
Automobiles and wagons were)
stalled all over the city and abaa
doned by their owners. Thou
sands of men employed in the
building trades were temporarily
thrown out of work by the storm..
And the tale of trial and hard-r
ship wouldn't be complete with-e
out the news that the butter,
board raised the price of eggs 4
cents a dozen, and butter 1 cent'
a pound. Troubles never come
o o
Hearst properties mortgaged ,
to Hetty Green for $275,000. Oh!

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