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way carrying one more passenger
than it had taken aboard one
who had not, paid any fare.
Always Fighting Snow on This
Still another snow-bound con
signment of folks were finally in
formed that the train that they
) were on had. been discontinued tilj
spring, and that owing to circum
stances over wh'ich the manage
ment had no control it would stay
where it was till further notice.
These folks escaped on fbotto the
nearest town, the' men taking
turns m carrying the two women
on the train.
The most snow-beset road in
the United States is the Denver,
Northwestern & Pacific, now in
course of construction. This road
crosses fne divide at arc Altitude
of 11,000 feet and owing iq the
cold and the winds that prevail at
' that height it is, only by constant
vigilance that the road can be
' Snow plows must be sent over
tfie line every dayvIn many plao-
es the trains pass through clean
cut canyons of picked snpw that
far over top the, roofs of the cars.
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- CHICAGt) BRIEFS
The- six homeless men who
tu were killed in the fire it the Bar
nett lodging house a week ago,
were "buried today. Hundreds of
hoboes attended the funeral ser
vices, and actors and actresses
sang hymns. Hundreds of dol
lars worth of flowers were piled
on the coffins of -the men, who in i
life found ti hard to get a nickel,
for "coffee ami."
If some of the money which .
was lavished on the funeral -had
been spent to make the lodging
house safe for its occupants, the
scenes of last Saturday and today
would never 1iave occurred. Some
one is guilty, but the men were
friendless, which explains much.
Fire earljr this morning in the
building at 318 S. Wabash did
$100,000 damage and caused
guests of the Wellington, Ex
change and Strathford hotels to
flee to the street. The fire was
next door to the building of the
Sandberg Furniture: Co.destroy
ed by fire a few weeks' ago.
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y wuoiiu wkguiii, .iuugcu qc-
fore judge Kooney with larceny,
proposed to the prosecuting wit
ness in court, . and she accepted
him, The.charge was dismissed. 3
Police haye been asked to "f
search for John A. Johnson, 1855
Washington blvH., -who disap- 1
peared from Jiis home last .
Wednesday with $3,500 in his
possession. His wife says he had
no worries, and she fears he has
met with violence.
An unidentified man about 25
years old was killed at the cor-,
ner of State and 18th streets to
day by an auto truck of the
Ward-Corby Balcing company.
Harry Pereira, chauffeur, was ar
rested. . .
The four Kaufman "murderers
were sentenced today. Fred
Borfehanj, who pleaded guilty,
was given a 25-year term, the
same as Channelled Stacey.