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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 16, 1912, Image 24',
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two rotary snowjplows-a -contraption
ditch digger, steam', shovelt one;
crusnea ana - garbage- -reduction
plant thanlike' a mere -plowf
They cost$25:000eachVand can
be-put out.o business by a' mere J
.The branch road suffers most.
Theenergy of the now-fighting
army-is ''expended in keeping the
-trans-continental lines clear.
y They-rell hoW'the passengers'
-on'onelocal train on a branch line
were snow bound-for five. days in
ah isolated pasranclhow theyj
' ' '"MHIIMII l""i'.
A snowplow,-at'Work,;only-.the'headlight and a big cloud of(
smote revealing the 'presence of -civilization amid the gleamuig
white. '- -' '
fence rail or chunkof .wood-tKat'
may get mixed in with the snow,
unknown tQ the pilot., of the
"plow. i ,
That's why" they .have- two
one to go -to the front .while the
repair 'crew is .putting new blades
in the other. "
Non-Combatants Get - It , In the
This war involves - not " only
hard fighting, hut also much'.dis-'
comfort, suffering and -mental'
anguish for n,on-cbmbatants who
may be so"injudiciousas: tb'tfyto
cross the Great Vpivi'de wheir the
forces of King-Winterare'getting-in
their best licks. '- '
were-forced-to subsist for that
time on threexbuckets of oysters,
the only edible article found
among the express shipments.
. These they! ate without salt,
either au naturalvor toasted oven
the fire in the baggage car stove.
One Passenger ' Who Paid No
Fare At All.
, The passengers of another,
such train, including a.youngwife
hurrying home to mQther, were
thrown into an almost, unexam
pled state of excitement bv anxjll-
; timed visit 'from the stork during
the time- the train'lay-im'prisoned
in -the drifts, and when the train
'"Was finally released it went on its