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The Snow King Reigns

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Parent Issue
Day
10
Month
March
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

The 3now storm froru Saturduy uigbt to Snnday moruing came somewhat as a surprise to every one. alühougb it had been predicted in the weather reporta. It started to snow Saturday afternoon and kept on suowing steadily until Snuday morning. A little over six iucbes feil into the mud. A strong wind was blowing from the north causing the snow to drift ou the east and west streets, making them impas8ible. Doctors, who had country practise, could not leave the city and those iu tbe city attended their patients on foot. The city snow plows were very slow in getting around and some streets were not cleaned until the afternoou. Horses gave out and aew teams had to be engaged. The milkmeu supplying the city customers had great difficuty in getting into the city and reported drif ts np to their horses shoulders. On some routes the men and horses became so exhausted that the men had to turn about before every oue was served; The railroad companies had a battle with the elernents and used great esertions to keep their trains running. The Michigan Central on account of its large trafflc had the least trouble and its trains were on tirue. The Ann Arbor passeuger trains Monday were on time. The freight trains were all doublé headers and in going through Ann Arbor an extra engine was required. The section men worked over time and kept the track in good condition. The eleotric road ran on time between here and Ypsilanti but had great difficulty further east. The flrst three runs of the morning were made by doublé cars. The city line was abandoned until late in the afternoon, when O. E. Godfrey with four horses attached to a scraper cleaied the tracks. Reports from the varions ohurches show the morning attendance to have been smal!. At the 7 :30 o'clock service at St. Andrews Episcopal church, there was only a half dozen. The 10:30 service was mnch bettcr attended. At Zion church there was an attendance of 90 and 88 children were at the Sunday school. At Beihlehem church 70 were ont and 98 at the Sunday school. At the M. E. church 90 were at the morning service and 100 at the Sunday school. The St. Thomas Catholic church was theouly one in the city that did uot show a heavy falliug off in its congregation owing to the weather.