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^THiJ HBSAf WAVE IN AMERICA.

te&lfic heat which has been ex ^perJencecf in Mii> United States during :^e;:past Jew days still continue. Up

the"pr«s«at dale there have been 280 fatalities through the heat, of which 87

Of&urred In Greater New York on Mon day . Teetotal deaths in Greater New York for the five days just tnded is . 1360. .The^arse traffic has been large

ly abandoned and. no fewer than lbO police ar4 on the sick list.

c In the States East of the JRockies the heat is insufferable, and is as yet un abated in ife severity.

. Tho . Government Weather Bureau officials wmsider that it is likely that the heat wave- will last one month.- The^ totalnumber of deaths in New York" directly attributable to the heat is 1050.

Yesterday. (Tuesday) notwithstand ing that firemen were stationed at in tervals toitogs the horses in. the pass ing traffic/ 250 of the animals died in *fie;stre^^

Tte public ears have all stopped run nlng. .and 'the resources of the Hospit als^llik - exhausted, business is at a

standstill; /factories are closed, and \«ianyr buildingsare almost abandoned.

. Millionaires, sire, appearing in the istTe^s wItliiwit their coats and labour ers are wearing gymnastic costumes.

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