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El. CorwKR:- Th(! great woniler of the day is that tlie peoplc of Uiia city lave just iduinl out that the north end of State strcet is a nuisance. I passed up this street over flfty-four years ngo. It has been travclcd ever since- I travel it now twenty times where I did once five years ne.o. I built a goud house one lot east of State street, where I live so as to be handy to my farm and I am not the only one that travels it in the same way. The studente and children coming from the north part of the city and town to the college and high school, and the people to the churches, come up this way. The travel increases every year. What would it cost the city to buy this piece of road i f they had not got it, and if they hadn't, wouldn't they be sarc to get it. If the railroad wasn't there probably the city would run without it. Corporations cause nuisances sometiines, so in this case. This Corporation bought the Central road of the state, with State and Detroit streets ruiming across that road at that time, and they knew that they would have to guard the crossings. What have they done for the city. They made the citizens pay enormous rates of freight until the Toledo road was opened. Of couree we want a new depot. You have lieard what the man coming to Michigan told his w f e that somebody said: "when you pass the ruins of the old breweries and come to the worst old rat-trap of a depot on the road, that is Ann Arbor." State street ought not to be closed, but DivisiĆ³n street at the north end should be made four rods wide. Xo approaches to the city sliould be lessencd, but every access made better.


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