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The Ann Arbor Road

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As the Eveniug Argus stated some ime ago tbe Ohio Central is coosiderng the advisability o f amalgamíitiuf: lie Arni Arbpr roud v:ith their large ystem. The matter has beeu uuder onsideration for soinetime aud is still jeiug examiried iuto. Thursday General Manager Ashley with oflicials of the Ohio Central road were in Owosso and made a tour of iupectiou over the entire plant. The jentlemen found the shop in an ordery and very busy conditiou. Words of orumendation were expressed with regard to the company's property in this ity escept so far as the depot is conrned. That called forth no words of praise. The party was traveling in two private parlor cars drawn by a Cnicago & West Michigan lookout engine. In a neat little observation cab on the frout of the engine the gentlemen sat and as hey rode along inspected every rod ot rack. At 4 o'clock the party, whioh had tarted at Toledo, left for the north. Che entire Ann Arbor system will be lotiely inspected. They are going lowly and will continue several days n tbeir examinations. That the trip is one looking towards ;he combinatiou of the Ann Arbor roac with the Ohio Central 110 oue doubts. In fact it is stated on good authority that such a combination will soon be made. The Ann Arbor road needs an outlet on the sonth for its immense flonr and luinber traffic, and what road more naturally joins on the south at Toledo than the Ohio Central. That road is a wealthy one and with the Aun Arbor as a northern branch, it vvould hold the key between tho far uorth and the south. One of the irnmediate results of sua a combination, we are informed woulc be the establishicg of the división iu Uwosso, and the extensión of the repai shops as much more work would hav to Le