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It ie expected thafc there will le incorporated at Lansing tfais week, a company whose object is to build and opérate an electrio railway, for the parpóse of carrying both passongers and light freight, between Lansing and Aun Arbor. A Mr. Taylor, wbo is one of the j moters of the écheme was in town last Wednesday and Friday, making a trip down and back from the terminal points over the proposed line. He alsn interviewed Mr. Birkett and other prominent men as to what woald be the sentiment of the people of Dexter and vioinity upon the matter. It is proposed that tbe line will strike Dansville, Plaiufield, Pinckuey, Birkett, Dexter and Ann Arbor, where it will ooDuect with the Detroit motor line. The people on the nnrthern end of tbe line are very enthnsiastic over it and will nse every effort to pnsh it through. - Dexter Leader. The fnllfllment of the above expectations was consnmmated at Lansing on Wednesday when tbe Lansing, Dexter & Ann Arbor Electric Railway Co. was organized. The new company proposes to build an aleotric line from Lansiug througb the sontheastern part of Ingham county, throngh the southern part of Livingston connty and along the Huron river to Dexter. A water privilege on the Hnron river has been secured, and it is claimed it will furnish snfficient power to opérate the entire line. The company's headquarters will be iu Lansing bnt prominent men from Livingston and Wasbtenaw concties ate ' iuterested in the project. The new company has a capital stook of $250,■ 000, and its articles of association were I filed yesterday. The following officers i were elcteed : President, C. A. Mapee, Lansing; vice president, R. J. Sbank, Lansing; seoretary, Charles W. Taylor, Lansing ; treasurer, Thomas Birkett, Dexter. These oföcers with Morris Topping, of Plainfield; L.C. Chase, of Dansville, and C. P. Black, of Lansing, oonstitute the board of directors. Tbe winter will be devoted to secnring the rignt of way.and it is expected to commenoe constrnctioD in the spring.


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