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  • Hot Weather

    From The Washington Herald, July 24, 1913.

    I pick the paper up and see
        That matters are acute.
    It’s 98 at Kankakee,
        And 99 at Butte.

    It’s torrid up at Devil’s Lake;
        Hot in Quebec, we learn.
    The cities fairly seem to bake
        Wherever we may turn.

    I pick the paper up and see
        From Oshkosh to Fort Worth,
    That forty cities claim to be
        The hottest upon earth.