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They Feel Uncomfortable

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During the past sutnmer there have been a number of cheap excursions to Detroit that have drawn largely from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. People would return with pareéis of goods purchased in the city, and it naturally made the business men of the Twin Cities feel just a trifle uncomfortable to see on an average $1,500 taken out of the two cities. The Business Men's association held a meeting last night, and determined to see if they could not in the future induce the Michigan Central to desist. A committee was appointed to confer with a like one from Ann Arbor. If the Michigan Central continúes to furnish rates, it is the intention of the business men to have all freight that is possible sent over the Lake Shore, and they will only transact business with the M. C. R. R. that is absolutely necessary. Underlying all the above the fact stands paramount that the Michigan Central never has seen fit to grant the same consideration to Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti as other roads do to cities in the neighborhood of a metropolis. A number of years ago there were 30 families living in this city the heads of which were in business in Detroit, and when the "commutation" tickets which were in vogue were done away with, it compelled them to move into the city. Pontiac has a monthly rate of $11 into Detroit, and if the Michigan Central would grant a corresponding rate to residents of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti there would be a great tendency for the existence of a better feeling of the business men toward the railroad. This matter has been repeatedly brought before the Michigan Central authorities, and although the attempts have failed each time, the association will


Ann Arbor Argus
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