Government forecasters in Washington predict most oppressively hot and sweltering “fourth” in decade with no relief in sight unless through local rain.

Temperature records broken at all points

Suicides, deaths, and prostrations report in many cities — thermometers burst under excessive strain in some places — reaches from Fresno, Cal., to Albany

All heat records in New England broken

Boston, July 3 — All heat records of the weather bureau were shattered by the hot wave which encircled New England today. Three deaths and more than fifty prostrations were reported in Boston and its suburbs alone, while scores of people in other parts of New England were overcome. The White mountains of New Hampshire, famed for their cooling breezes, offered little relief, for at some points the mercury registered ninety-six in the shade. At Burlington, Vt., the weather bureau reported temperature of 100, exceeding by four degrees the highest mark reached during the seventy years that local records have been kept.

In Boston the official mark was 102, reached at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. This was half a degree hotter than the record of September 7, 1881, the highest ever before recorded by the weather bureau.

Deaths and suicide toll in Baltimore

Baltimore, Md., July 3 — The hot weather took heavy toll here today, although the official maximum temperature of ninety-five degrees was two degrees lower than that of yesterday. Three deaths, one of them a suicide, two attempts at suicide, and six prostrations were reported as a result of the heat.

F. Halvorec, machinist’s mate on the United States torpedo boat destroyer Monaghan, which was sent here to take part in tomorrow’s marine pageant, was overcome by th heat on board the vessel and died after being removed to a hospital.

The heat toppled John Dorach, forty-six years of age, a driver, from his wagon. One of the wagon wheels passed over his head, causing his death.

Source: The Tribune-Republican