July 22, 1907

Suffering in Crowded North
End Tenements.

The worst sufferers from the Sunday heat yesterday were probably the people living in crowded North end tenements. In that part of town, where there are few or no shade trees, and the only shelter from the sun's rays are lose little rooms inside or the baked shadow of a brick wall, people lay and swelter in the heat, most of them too much oppressed by the excessive temperature to care whether they got through the day or not.

In one crowded flat children lay about in stairways and on porches, fighting flies and trying to get a few minutes of sleep. Down there the breeze which made things tolerable in other parts of town was hardly at all in evidence. While no cases of actual prostrations were reported, a great many minor sick cases were developed in which the heat was a factor.