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About The Streets

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Railroad Smashup on the M. C. at Delhi Yesterday. HE SOLD TOO CHEAP And the Buyers Got Suspicious of His Actions. He Had Stolen Both Wool and Team. The Y. M. C. A. Building to Be Located on N. Fourth Ave.--It Is a Good Site. Two freight trains collided on the Michigan Central at Delhi yesterday at about 11:30 a. m. and for over five hours traffic was suspended. Luckily no one was seriously injured although one man got considerably bruised. The way freight going east had been side tracked to allow a fast through freight, also going east, pass it, and trying to get back on the main line too soon it struck the end of the through freight train and the smashup occurred. The accident happened just at the bridge east of Delhi. The way car and one freight car of one train was thrown on one side of the track, an engine was turned upside down on the other side at the west end of the bridge and on the east end of the bridge four cars loaded with wheat, baled hay, pig lead and wool were overturned into the ditch and splintered to pieces. The wrecking train was soon on the spot from Jackson, but it took five hours hard work before the track was clear enough to let the Grand Rapids express pass over and then the rails were 80 badly twisted out of shape that others had to be relaid. No. 23, the train due here at 1:55 p. m., was sent over the Lake Shore to Jackson from Ypsilanti.