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DEMOCRATS SCORE RAIL UNITY PLAN I. C. C. rcrminp of 19 Sys tems Lacks Intercoastal Connections, Senators Say. (Continued From First Page.) tion as to what its attitude would be on this probably most-discussed point of consolidation, but opened new contro versies in so doing. It would leave the New York Central and the Pennsylvania largely as they now are, but would enlarge greatly the Chesapeake & Ohio system by adding to it the Erie and Pere Marquette and a large group of connecting short lines. The C. & O. would, however, lose the Chesapeake St Ohio of Indiana, which it had already been given permission by the commission to lease. It would have the Hocking Valley and the Delaware, Lackawanna St Western. B. Sc O. Acquisitions. Complete ownership of the Reading and Central of New Jersey would be in vested in the Baltimore St Ohio, and it also would acquire a half interest in the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton, the Chicago, Indianapolis Sc Louisville and the De troit & Toledo Short Line. The Buf falo, Rochester Sc Pittsburgh, which it now tentatively controls, it would be permitted to retain, but it would be stripped of the Western Maryland, stock of which it has been purchasing during the last two years. The fifth trunk-line system would be built, around the Wabash and the Sea board Line. With these reads would be connected the Wheeling Sc Lake Erie, the Lehigh Valley, the Western Mary land. the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. of Indiana, the Pittsburgh Sc West Virginia and a half interest in the De troit, Toledo St Ironton. fn forming this system, it was pointed cut today that the commission in many respects followed a plan suggested in 1925 by L. F. Loree, president of the Delaware St Hudscn, when he surprised the railroad world by submitting a plan for a fifth system. In addition to his 1925 plan, under which six of the carriers now placed in the fifth system would have been united with the Delaware <Si Hudson as tht» key road, Loree also has proposed an other plan recently, with his line as the dominating factor. Under the com mission’s plan, however, the Delaware 6t Hudson is assigned to the Boston St Maine, a road which Loree sought to acquire in his second plan, and is taken out of the Eastern grouping and placed with the New England systems. Fifth Line Commended. Pleasure was expressed by Repre sentative Koch, Republican, of Kansas, co-author of the Koch-Smith rail reso lution, that “instead of favoring omy four Eastern systems, they proposed « fifth trunk line system reaching from Kansas City territory to the Atlantic seaboard." “I believe,” he said, “the interests oi my section of the country could be served much better by having such a fifth system than to have the Eastern systems reach only to Chicago or even to the Mississippi." He added that there was still urgent need for additional legislation to “re move some practical difficulties in the way of proper consolidation to meet the problem of the so-called weaker lines, to give proper protection to the right* of dissenting stockholders, and to sale guard the public interest. The Illinois Central System as pro posed would provide a lengthy unit ex tending from thtf Northwest to the Gulf. The Illinois Central was given the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley, the Gulf St Ship Island and the Minneapolis St St. Louis, an independent line extend ing into the Northwest. The plan confirmed connection of the Louisville St Nashville and the At lantic Coast line, and the Southern Railway would acquire the Florida East Coast Line, now independent, and the Norfolk Southern. It would lose, how ever, its long control over the Mobile St Ohio. Another link from the Far South to the Middle West would be provided by the placing of the Mobile St Ohio under the system headed by the Chicago St Northwestern, which also would acquire several other short lines in Southern territory. Surprise Over Burlington. Assignment of the Burlington as head of a system of its own came as a sur prise to some quarters. Now owned by the Great Northern and Northern Pa cific, it was expected by them to be a part of what was projected as the longest railroad in the country, extend ing nearly 15,000 miles. While this plan was not in line with plans of the two roads in the Far Northwest section of the country, the placing of them in the same system was seen as forecasting a favorable decision by the commission on the proposal of the Great Northern to acquire the Northern Pacific. The two roads would keep most of their affiliated lines, however, with the exception of the Burlington. In making the Burlington head of a system, the commission proposed a line running from the Canadian border to Mexico. It would include the Missouri- Kansas-Texas and a half interest in the Great Western and the Trinity Sc Brazos Valley. Practically all of its present sub sidiaries were left with the Union Pa cific, which also was assigned a num ber of short lines. Few* radical changes were made in any of the Far Western systems, the commission being content to let the Union Pacific, the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe stand practically as they are except with the addition of a num ber of short lines. Their present cen tral units were kept almost Intact. The Duluth, Missabe St Northern, the Duluth St Iron Range, a half Interest In the Butte, Anaconda & Pacific and trackage rights and partial interests in several short lines were assigned to the Chicago. Milwaukee, St. Paul St Pacific in building up a system around it. Santa Fe—Gulf, Colorado tc Santa Fe Railway Co.; Kansas City, Mexico St Orient Railway Co.; Kansas City, Mexico St Orient Railway Co. of Texas; Panhandle & Sante Fe Railway Co., Chi cago Great Western Railroad Co., Mis souri-North Arkansas, Midland Valley Railroad Co., the Apache, Arizona, Ari zona & Swansea, the Cimarron & Northwestern, the Colorado-Kansas, the Garden City Western; Gulf, Texas & Western; Hanover, Manchester St Oneida; Minneapolis. Northfleld & trruthern; Minnesota Western, the New Mexico Midland, Osage, Port Bolivar Iron Ore, the Rio Grande Eastern, Rock Island Southern, Santa Fe Northwest ern, Sierra Railway Co. of California, Verde Tunnel & Smelter, Helena South western, Bay Point & Clayton (undi vided one-third interest). Missouri Pacific. New Orleans St Lower Coast, New Orleans, Texas St Mexico; the Beau mont, Sour Lake St Western; Interna tional-Great Northern, New Iberia St Northern, the Orange St Northwestern, East St. Louis, Brownsville St Mexico, San Antonio Southern, San Antonio, Uvalde Sc Gulf; San Benito St Rio Grande Valley, Sugar Land, the Texas St Pacific, Abilene St Southern, Cisco St Northeastern; Kansas. Oklahoma St Gulf; Fort Smith St Western, the Western Pacific, the Rio Grande Southern, the Denver St Rio Qrande Western, the Denver Sc Salt Lake, Ash erton St Gulf, Asphalt Belt, Houston Ss Brazos Valley. Rio Grande City, the Denison St Pacific Suburban, Pecos Valley Southern, the Weatherford Min eral well St Northwestern, Arkansas, Arkansas Short Line, Ashley. Drew Sc Northern; Augusta, Brookings Sc Peace Orchard; Cape Girardeau Northern, Carbon County, the Crystal River Sc Ban Juan, Dardanelle St Russellville, Doniphan, Kensett St Searcy; Grand Pratrie-Branch, Graysonia, Nashville & Ashdown; Gulf St Northern, Indian Valley, Lake Providence, Texarkana <fc Western, the Manitou St Pikes Peak. I the Midland Terminal, Mississippi River St Bonne Terre, Missourl-Illlnois, Missouri Southern, Montana, Mur freesboro-Nashville Southwestern, the Natchez. Urania St Ruston, North east Oklahoma, Okmulgee Northern. Ouachita St Northwestern. Prescott St . Northwestern, Quincy, Reader, Rio Grande St Eagle Pass, Roscoe. Snyd< r St Pacific, the San Luis Central, the San Luis Valley Southern, the Silver ton Northern, Stockton, Terminal A- Eastern, Texas Short Line, Toolle Val ley, Trinity Valley Southern, the Uintah. L'Anguille River, Trinity Valiev St Northern, the Creek, Bauxite & Northern (undivided one-half interest) ! and divided interests in a number of j short lines. Rock Island-Frlsco. The Chicago, Rock Island St Gulf; St. Louis-San Francisco; St. Louis, San Francisco St Texas; Fort Worth & Rio Grande; Kuanah, Acme St Pacific; Ala bama, Tennessee St Northern; Louisiana St Arkansas; the Trinity St Brazos Val ley (undivided one-half interest); Louis iana Railway St Navigation Co.; Ala bama Central; Meridian St Bigbee River; Mississippi, Arkansas St Louisiana-Mis souri; Atlantic Northern; Burlington, Muscatine & Northwestern; Cairo, Tru man St Southern; Cassville St Exeter; Central Railway Co. of Arkansas; Coombs, Cass <Ss Eastern: De Queen St Eastern; Texas, Oklahoma St Eastern; El Dorado & Western; Fort Smith, Subiaco & Rock Island; the Kansas & Oklahoma; the Louisiana St Pine Bluff; Manila St Southwestern, Miami Mineral Belt. Northern Louisiana & Gulf, Ozark Southern, Poplar Bluff St Van River, Red River St Gulf, the Siblev, Lake Bisteneau St Southern; Thornton & Alexandria, Wichita Falls & Southern. Warren & Saline River. Warren & Ouachita Valley, the Wichita St North western. Oklahoma-Southwestern, Okla homa Union, Bauxite & Northern. New York Central—Boston St Albany. Michigan Central, Cleveland, Cincinati, Chicago St St. Louis, Cincinnati. Chi cago St St. Louis, Cincinnati Northern, Pittsburgh Sc Lake Erie, Evansville, Indianapolis & Terre Haute, Virginian, Ulster St Delaware, Rutland (except the O. St L. C. division, Boyne City), Gaylord St Alpena. Bristol, Clarendon St Pittsford (undivided one-half in terest), Grafton St Upton, Chicago At tica Sc Southern, the Federal Valley, Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville, Glen field St Western, the Grasse River, Lake Erie. Franklin & Clarion. Lakeside St Marblehead, the Lowville St Beaver River, the Marcellus Sc Otisco, the Norwood St St. Lawrence, the Skane ateles, Dexter St Northern, Campbells Creek, Kelleys Creek St Northwestern, Kelleys Creek, the Lorain & Southern, the Fulton chain. Cambria & Indiana and divided interest in other short lines. Group of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania—The Long Island. West Jersey Sc Seashore, the Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic, the Wilkes- Barre Connecting Road (undivided one half interest), the New York Connect ing Railroad (undivided one-half in terest), the New York & Long Branch (undivided one-half interest). Arcade St Attica, the Bellefonte Central, the Coudersport St Port Alleghany, the East Broadtop Railroad Sc Coal Co., the Hickory Valley, the Huntington & Broadtop Mountain, the Kane St Elk, the Kishka Coquillas Valley, the Ligonier Valley, the Marion, the Maryland St Delaware Coast, the Pittsburgh. Lisbon & Western, the Pittsburgh St Susque hanna, the Sheffield St Tionesta, the Youngstown & Ohio, the Stewardstown, the Strasburg, the Susquehanna River <fe Western, the Tuscarora Valley, the Washington. Brandywine & Point Look out, the Winfield, the Dents Run. Do nora Southern, the Alliquippa St South ern, the Chesapeake Beach, the Penn sylvania St Atlantic, the Scootac, the Baltimore St Eastern, the Ohio River St Western, the Western Alleghany, and a divided interest In a .number of other short lines. Wabash-Seaboard Group. Wabash-Seaboard—The Lehigh Val ley, the Wheeling St Lake Erie, the Pittsburgh St West Virginia, the West ern Maryland, the Akron, Canton St Youngstown; the Toledo, Peoria St Western, the Ann Arbor, Chesapake St Ohio of Indiana, the New Jersey, In diana St Illinois, the Manistique St Lake Superior, the Norfolk St Western, the Seaboard Airline, the Detroit, Toledo St Ironton (undivided one-half interest), the Chaffee, the East Berlin, the Em mitsburg, the Susquehanna & New York, the Williamsport St North Branch, the Chesapeake Western, the Valley River, the Big Sandy & Cumberland, the Franklin St Pittsylvania, the Marion St Rye Valley, the Virginia Southern, the Cumberland Sc Pennsylvania, (undivided one-third interest), the Aberdeen St Rockflsh, the Bennettsville St Checaw, the Birmingham St South eastern, the Buffalo, Unlon-Carolina, the Cape Fear, the Cllffside, the Caro lina St Northeastern, the Durham St Southern, the Edgemoor & Manetta, the Piedmont & Northern, the Georgia, Southwestern St Gulf, the Greenville St Northern, the High Point, Thomasville <Ss Denton, the Lawndale Railway, an Industrial company; the Macon. Dublin St Savannah, the Maxton, Alma St Southbound, the St. Louis Sc Hannibal, the Moore Central, the St. Mary’s, the Atlantic St Yadkin, the Townsville, the Virginia Southern, the Warrenton. the Mcßay Terminal, the Tampa Northern and a divided Interest in several short lines. Baltimore A Ohio. Baltimore St Ohio —The Reading, the Central of New Jersey, the Buffalo St Susquehanna, the Atlantic City, the Staten Island Rapid Transit, the Per kiomen, the Port Reading, the Chicago St Alton, the Buffalo, Rochester Sc Pitts burgh; the Detroit, Toledo St Ironton (undivided one-half interest); the De troit St Toledo Shore Line (undivided one-half interest); Chicago, Indian apolis St Louisville (undivided one-half interest); the Sharpsville, the Castle man River, the Chestnut Ridge, the Cornwall, the Kansas St Sidell, the Maryland St Pennsylvania, the Mount Hope Mineral, the Mount Jewett, Kin zue St Riterville, the New York St Long Branch (one-half interest), the Quakerstown St Bethlehem, the Rahway Valley, the Raritan River, the Stone Harbor, the Tuckerton, the Philadelphia St Beach Haven, the Ursina St North Fork, the Upper Merlon St Plymouth, the Valley, the Washington Run, the West Virginia Northern, the Wharton St Northern, the Wildwood St Delaware Bay Short Line, the Yale Short Line, the Preston, the Buffalo Creek St Gau ley, the Rowlesburg St Southern, the Strouds Creek St Muddlety, the Win chester St Western, the Brownstone Sc Middleton, the Tionesta and a divided interest in a number of abort lines. C. & 0.-Nickel Plate. The Chesapeake Sc Ohio-Nickel Plate, excluding the Chesapeake St Ohio of Indiana; The Hocking Valley, the Pere Marquette, the Erie, including the Chicago St Erie, the New York Sus quehanna St Western and the New Jersey Sc New York, the Delaware, Lackawanna St Western, the Bessemer Sc Lake Erie, the Pittsburgh St Shaw mut, the Chicago St Illinois Midland, the Jacksonville Sc Havana, the Chica go, Springfield Sc St. Louis, the Alton Sc Eastern, the Detroit St Toledo Shore Line (undivided one-half interest), the Arcadia Sc Betsey River, the Danville St Mount Morris, the Delaware Valley, the Detroit Sc Mackinac, the Detroit, Caro St Sandusky, the East Jordan St Southern, the Manistee St Northeastern, the Mount Hope Mineral, the Mount Jewett, Klnzue St Riterville, the New York St Long Branch (one-half inter est), the Quakerstown St Bethlehem, the Rahway Valley, the Raritan River, the Stone Harbor, the Tuckerton, the Philadelphia St Beach Haven, the Ur sina Sc North Fork, the Upper Merlon Sc Plymouth, the Valley, the Washing ton Run, the West Virginia Northern, the Wharton St Northern, the Wildwood St Delaware Bay Short Line. Atlantic Coast Line. Atlantic Coast Line The Louis ville St Nashville, the Nashville, Chattanooga Sc Bt. Louis; the Clinch field, the Atlanta, Birmingham St THE SUNDAY STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C„ DECEMBER 22, 1929—PART ONE, 21 Billion Dollars Is Estimated Value Os Roads in Merger Some idea of the magnitude of the economic factors involved in the railroad consolidation plan announced yesterday by the In -1 terstate Commerce Commission was given last night by well in formed railroad men in estimates as close as they could make them of the mileage and valuations of the five major systems proposed for the East, as follows; Estimated Estimated System. Mileage. Valuation. N. Y. Central.. .15.200 $3,000,000,000 Pennsylvania ...15.000 2.750.000.000 Balt. & Ohio 15.000 2.500.000,000 Chesa. & 0hi0..12,000 2.500.000.000 Wabash 16,000 2.600,000,000 For the 19 all-American sys tems proposed to embrace about 1,400 class 1 railroads, the mile age was estimated at 250,000 and the valuation between 19 and 21 billion dollars. Coast; the Gulf, Mobile St Northern; the New Orleans Great Northern, the Chicago, Indianapolis St Louisville (un divided cne-fourth interest); the Ala bama Sc Western Florida, the Alabama, Florida St Gulf; the Alcolu, the Apa lachicola Northern, the Artemus-Jelli coe, the Ashland, the Atlantic St Caro lina, the Charleston St Western Caro lina, the Columbia, Newburry St Laurens; the Elberton St Eastern, the Live Oak, Perry Sc Gulf, the Rockingham, the Virginia & Carolina Southern, the Black Mountain, the Bonhomie Sc Hat tiesburg Southern, the Carolina South ern, the Carolina Western, the Carrol ten Sc Worthville, the Chattahoochee Valley, the East Carolina, the Flemings burg St Northern, the Hampton & Branchville, the Kentucky, Rockcastle & Cumberland, the Laurinburg & Southern, the Mammoth Caves, the Manistee St Repton, the Marianna & Blounts town, the Milstead. the Lakeland the Mississippi & Western, the Missis sippi Central, the Mississippi Export, the Mountain Central, the Nashville & Atlantic, the Northwestern St South Carolina, the Norton St Northern, the Ohio St Kentucky, the .Roaring Fork, the Rockcastle River, the Savannah St Atlanta, the Tennessee,, Alabama St Georgia; the Tuskegee, the Washington & Llncolnton. the Wilmington, Bruns wick St Southern; the. Belt Line, the Savannah River Terminal, the Port St Joe Dock & Terminal. Southern Railway Group. ~ The Southern Railway, excluding the Mobile & Ohio: The Norfolk Southern, the Tennessee Central from Nashville to Harriman the Florida East Coast, the Chicago! Indianapolis St Louisville (undiviacd one-fourth interest), the Alabama St Northwestern, the Appalachian, the Atlantic & Western, the Augusta Northern, the Bamberg, Ehrhardt St Walterboro, the Carolina & North western, the Dover Sc Southbound, the Due West, the East Tennessee Sc West ern North Carolina, the Elkin Sc Al legheny. the Frankfort St Cincinnati, the Gainesville & Northwestern, the Gainesville Midland, the Georgia Sc Florida, the Graham County, the Hartwell, the Lancaster Sc Chester, the Linville River, the Little River, the Transflorida Central, the Mobile Sc Gulf, the Morgan & Fentress, the Oneida Sc Western, the Pearl River Valley, the Plcklns, the Pigeon River the South Georgia, the Sumpter St Choctaw, the Tennessee, the Tennessee North Carolina, the Tennessee, Ken tucky Sc Northern, the Tuckaseegee & Southeastern, the Virginia Blue Ridge, the Ware Shoals, the Cincinnati Burnside Sc Cumberland River, the Ferdinand, the Louisville, New Albany & Corydon. Illinois Central Group. The Illinois Central—The Gulf & Ship Island, the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley, the Batesville Southwestern, the Central of Georgia, the Louisville' & Wadney, the Sylvanla Central, the Wadney Southern, the Wright* ville St Tennllle, the Minneapolis St St. Louis the Tennessee Central from Nashville to Hopkinsville, the St. Louis South western, the St. Louis Southwestern of Texas, the Louisiana Railway & Navi gation Co., Atlanta St Saint Andrews Bay, the Bowdon, the Cadiz, the Canton St Carthage, the Collins St Greenville, the Femwood, Columbia Sc Gulf, the Flint River St Northeastern, the. Geor gia Northern, the Garyvllle Northern, the Georgia, Asbum, Sylvester Sc Ca milla; the Mississippi Sc Skuna Valley, the Mississippi Southern, the Natchez, Columbia Sc Mobile; the New Orleans, Natalbany Sc Natchez; the Sanders ville, the Shearwood, the Smlthonia St Dunlap, the Talbotton, the Koscioska Sc Southeastern, the Blytheville, Leach ville St Arkansas Southern; the Der ring Southwestern, the Fordyce St Princeton, the Gideon St North Island, the Jefferson St Northwestern, the Louisiana St Northwest, the Paris St Mount Pleasant, the Shreveport, Hous ton St Gulf, the Tremont & Gulf, the La Salle St Bureau County. New Haven and Others. The New Haven—The New York, On tario St Western, the New York Con necting Railroad (undivided one-half interest), the Lehigh Sc Hudson, the Lehigh & New England, the South Man chester, the Fore River, the Moshassuc Valley, the Narragansett Pier, the Wood River Branch and the Grafton St Upton (undivided one-half Interest). The Great Northern-Northern Pa cific—The Farmers' Grain Sc Shipping Co., the Minnesota & International, the Gilmore Sc Pittsburgh, the Spokane, Portland Sc Seattle, the Oregon Trunk, the Oregon Electric, the United Rail ways, the Butte, Anaconda St Pacific (undivided one-half Interest), the Gales Creek St Wilson River, the Hartford Eastern, the Hill City, the Minneapolis & Rainy River, the Minneapolis, Red Lake & Manitoba, the Minnesota, Da kota St Western, the Montana Western, the Montana, Wyoming & Southern, the Puget Sound & Cascade, the Water ville, the Columbia & Cowlitz, the Washington Western and a divided in terest in nine short lines. _ T he Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul St Pacific—The Chicago, Milwaukee St Garr, the White Sulphur Springs & Yellowstone Park, the Duluth, Missabe & Northern, the Duluth & Iron Range, the Butte, Anaconda St Pacific (undi vided one-half Interest), the Copper Range, the Escanaba St Lake Superior, the Marinette, Tomahawk Sc Western, the Midland Continental, the Port Angeles-Western, the Port Townsend & Puget Sound, the Ontonagon, the Davenport, the Rock Island St North Western (undivided one-half interest) and a partial interest in several other short lines. The Chicago, Burlington Sc Quirky— The Colorado & Southern, the Fort Worth Sc Denver City, the Quincy, I Wallboard | New 3c 3 branches! tnecfunaerCa 6*&c.stisw. s g j S“AFIa.A»* N.t 2 */>OCKMTTOMPKKES J 592IGiA»NW 2 AU HUUMU TIN ROOFS PORCHES BUILT Omaha Sc Kansas City; the Green Bay & Western, the Ahnapc & Western, the Kewaunee. Green Bay Sc Western; the Mlssouri-Kansas-Texas, the Missouri- Kansas-Texas of Texas, the Trinity Sc Brazos Valley (undivided one-half interest), the Bartlett Western, the Beaver. Meade Sc Engel wood; the Bevier Sc Southern, the Colorado Sc South eastern, the Colorado & Wyoming, the Eastland, Wichita Falls & Gulf; the Ettrick Sc Northern, the Galesburg Sc Great Eastern, the Hooppole, Yorktown Sc Tampico; the LaCrosse Sc Southeast ern, the Lowell & Southern, the Macomb, Industry Sc Littleton; the Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka, the Rapid City, Black Hills & Western; the Roby Sc Northern, the Rock Port. Langdon & Northern: the Shelby County, the Shelby Northwestern, the Tabor Sc Northern, the Wyoming, the Hannibal Connecting Railroad. the Winona Bridge Railway and a one-half interest in the Davenport, Rock Island & North western, and the Great Western. Chicago & Northwestern. The Chicago Sc Northwestern—The Chicago, St. Paul. Minneapolis Sc Omaha; the Chicago & Eastern, the Mobile Sc Ohio, the Columbus Sc Green ville, the Lake Superior Sc Ishpeming, the Cazenovia Southern, the Hillsboro Sc Northeastern, the Mineral Point Sc Northern, the North Sc South, the Superior Sc Southeastern, the Sioux City Bridge Co., the Northwestern Coal Railway, the Alabama Central, the Birmingham, Selma Sc Mobile; the De Kalb Sc Western, the Mississippi Sc Alabama, the Mississippi Eastern, the Jefferson Southwestern, the Litchfield Sc Madison. The Southern Pacific—The Holton Interurban. The Nevada-California-Ore gon, the Texas Sc New Orleans, the Northwestern Pacific, the San Diego Sc Arizona, the Amator Central, the Ange lina <s» Neches River, the Arkansas Har bor Terminal, the Areata Sc Mad River, the Arizona Southern, the Bucksport Sc Elk River, the California & Oregon Coast, the California Central, the Cali fornia, Shasta Sc Eastern, the Califor nia Western, the Camlno, Placerville & Lake Tahoe, the Carlton & Coast, the Caro Northern, the Cement. Tolenas Sc Tidewater, the Diamond & Caldor, the East Texas & Gulf, the Fredericks burg Sc Northern, the Groveton, Lufkin Sc Northern, the Lufkin, Hemphill Sc Gulf, the Louisiana Southern, the Macma, Arizona, the McCloud River, the Mascot & Western, the Minarets Sc Western, the Moscow', Camden Sc San Augustine; the Mount Tamalpais Sc Muir Woods, the Nacogdoches Sc South eastern, the Nevada Copper Belt, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge, the Ore gon, Pacific Sc Eastern, the Pacific Coast, the Pajaro Valley Consolidated, the Peninsular, the Port Isabel Sc Rio Grande Valley, the Ray & Gila Valley. The Union Pacific —The Los Angeles Sc Salt Lake, the Oregon Short Line, the Oregon-Washington Railroad Sc Navi gation Co., the St. Joseph & Grand Island, the Kansas City Southern, the Arkansas Western, the Texarkana Sc Fort Smith, the Utah, the Cristie Sc Eastern, the Great Southern, the Inter mountain, the Laramie, North Park Sc Western, the Leavenworth Sc Topeka, the Leesville, Slagle Sc Eastern, the Mansfield, the Mount Hood, the Okla homa & Rich Mountain, the Pacific Coast, the Pacific Sc Idaho Northern, the Sabine & Neches Valley, the Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern, the Tonopah & Tidewater, the Death Valley, the Union of Oregon, the Sumpter Valley, the Bingham Sc Garfield, and an undivided Interest in several short lines. BOLD BANDITS BLOCKED. Three Men Arrested in Attempt to Rob Hotel Cash Box. 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