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Mary Agnes "Aggie" Cooper Diary, 1913-1914

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{See previous scan. This is a scan of the same page, but with different newspaper clippings covering most of page}

LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE PAST TWO DECADES

Feb. 10, 1912 ............ 19.0 below

Feb. 16, 1911 ....... ..... 1.7 below

Feb. 6, 1910 ....... ...... 8.7 below

Feb. 1, 1909 ........ ..... 8.7 below

Feb. 4, 1908 ............. 11.4 below

Jan. 24, 1907 ............ 10.0 below

Feb. 2, 1906 ............ 12.1 below

Feb. 4, 1905 ............. 8.2 below

Jan. 19, 1901 ............ 10.9 below

Feb. 11, 1899 ............ 12.0 below

Jan 30. 1899 ............ 15.0 below

Feb. 17, 1896 ............ 17.9 below

Feb. 6, 1895 ............ 21.2 below

Jan. 4, 1893 ............ 17.8 below

Jan. 17, 1840 ............ 19.0 below

Feb. 5, 1855 ............ 25.4 below

Jan. 22, 1857 ............ 20.0 below

Jan. 10, 1859 ............ 26.5 below

Feb. 8, 1867 ............ 20.8

Feb. 4, 1863 ............ 19.8 below

Dec. 21, 1871 ............ 21.0 below

Jan. 29, 1873 ............ 18.4 below

Feb. 5, 1886 ............ 22.8 below

Not for twenty-eight years has the stern old Frost King bitten this city so deeply as he did last night in the moonlight hours betweem midnight and six o'clock this morning. Calm, snapping, piercing cold, that is the way everybody is describing it to his neighbor to-day, and on top of that the weather man declares that the figures recorded by the tested, unerring official thermometer in the Meteorlogical Office up on Bloor street, was 22 below zero. From isolated places in the city's suburbs there comes the reports which drop the mercury as low as thirty, thirty-four, and even thirty-six degrees below the zero mark, but the official figure is the one which has to be relied upon for the compliance of statistics.

Three Lower Records.

If any person wishes to beat that official record of 22 degrees below for Toronto, he must chase back through the years until he comes to February 5 of 1886, where he will find that the lowest was 22.8, and that is twenty-eight years ago. Only three times during that period for which official figures have been preserved has Toronto experienced a stiffer burst of cold than came last night, and figures are on record for the past seventy-four years. January 10, 1859, holds the record, the temperature dropping to 26.5. That was fifty-five years ago, the third time when our recent figures were beaten being fifty-nine years ago, in February of 1855, the record then being 25.4.

More to come.

Cheerless as it seems, the weather

third vice president, Mrs. J.J. Ramsey; treasurer, Miss Beadle; recording secretary, Miss H. E. Heakes corresponding secretary, Miss Burkart

Methodist Deconess Aid Society.

The Twentieth Annual Meeting o the Methodist Deaconess Aid Society was held yesterday afternoon and

Room.

THE WEATHER.

Lower Lakes Region and Georgian Bay - Fresh northerly winds; fair and continued very cold to-day and on Tuesday.

RECORDS BROKEN THIS WINTER

February, 1914, coldest month in history of Toronto, mean temperature 7.2 degrees above 22 days.

January 13, 1914, lowest temperature in 28 years - 22 degrees below.

January 13, 1914, lowest average temperature for one day in history of Toronto - 16.5 degrees below.

February 9, 10, 11, probably lowest average temperature for three days - 2 degrees above.

If the month of February

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