It can now be stated with the most absolute certainty that early in the spring a Detroit man can get on an electric car at the Campus Martins and ride on electric lines to Kalamazoo, a distance of 144 miles, with ■ ehanges at Ann Arbor, Jackson and Battle Creek. Work on the lines between Jackson and Battle Creek and between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo have already been commenced. Tliere is a strong probability of work on the line between Ann Arbor and Jackson being started this fall. Thomas D. Kearney was in Detroit yesterday on this business and is greatly encouraged by men who want to invest in the big enterprise. Baid Mr. Kearney today: "I think you can state that if the material can be procured the road will be built f'rom Ann Arbor to Dexter this fall. We desire to get the road started. We will go ahead and make s. complete organization this winter and arrange for the entire construction of the line early in the spring. All the contracts for the equipment of the road will be let. It is net-essary to do Ihis so that the material can be had by next spring. We do not intend to be delayed on account of not placing our orders early enough."