BIZARRE EFFECT AT LONDON FIRE
Statictics collected throughout Europe show that deaths due to the so-called "ice age" is approaching
At least 2,500 deaths, owing to influenza, have occurred in France. There have been several hundred deaths from drowning and shipwreck, of which 120 were in Holland, 120 in Germany, 50 in Italy and more than
100 have been reported as frozen to death in Europe, though deaths indirectly due to the intense cold are incal-
To-day's reports show there is little abatement of the wintry conditions.
The Arctic weather has disorganis- ed sport throughout Europe. Even the tennis tournaments in the Riveira has been cancelled owing to snowfalls.
Horse racing at Birmingham and Hurst Park has been abandoned. In coursing the Waterloo Cup Meeting at Altcar is impossible.
Skating is the only flourishing sport in Britain though members of the Serpentine swimming club, who bathe all the year round, have refused to be denied their customary dip.