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The electric line to Saline is still occupying the attention oL our busiuess men and it is hoped that the coinmittee will keep hammering away at it until it is au accomplished fact. While they are it, it might be well to investígate the status of a proposed electric line froru Korthville to Adrián by way of Ann Arbor. The proposed line is to run as follows: Northville, Salern, Worden, Ann Arbor, Saline, Tecurnseh, Adrián. A line already reaches from Northville to Wayne and so into Detroit. This road, if built, wonld not only keep Ann Arbor the trade of Saline, bot would open up comnjunication with a new trade frorn the vicinity of Northville. The new road it is said is designed also to carry light freight. In this connection, it may beremembered that the Detroit wnolesale nierchants claim that the Lake Shore discriminates against the Detroit Southeastern Michigan trade in favor of Toledo in the matter of freight rates and accommodation. This being so it may not be impossible to interest the Detroit wholesalers in the proposed line. especially if it can be arraigned to carry light freight, as the new line would come in direct competitiou with :he Lake Shore and would eventually force that road off its high horse and compel them to give rates. If this liue is bnilt Ann Arbor would De qnite au electric line center as its geographical position would naturally nake it. There would be a line to Detroit, one to Northville, one to Adrian, one to Jacksou and one to Lausing, with all the intermedíate stations connected. These various projects if carried through would inake Ann Arl sor merchants happy and would also aave the effect of materially increasing ;he attendance upon our educationainstitntions.