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The Dexter Accommodation Don't Pay

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A petition, numerously signed by the citizeus of Dexter, Anu Arbor and Ypsiianti, presented to J. F. Joy, Esq., President of the Michigan Central Railroad, asking that the Dextor Accommodation train be put upon the road as heretofore, has elicited the following reply from the General Superintendent : MICHIGAN CENTRAL RAILROAD, General Supt. Ottice, Chicago, Feb. 26, 1875. Peter Tuite, County Clerk, and others, Ann Arbor : Gentlemen : Your petition of the 9th inst to Mr. Joy, President of this company, urging that the time of the Dexter Accommodation tram remain the same as hitherto, is referred to me for attention. The number of persons commuting on the road, who ride back and forth every day is not large enough to justify running a train for their especial benefit; and after many years experiment thcir number does not seem likely to increase, being now about the same as it has been for several years past. Your trains must therefore be adjusted in the manner most likely to accommodate the general public. There were under our last arrangement more trains run in and out of Detroit than necessary, and it became advisable to take one off. We therefore took off the Kalamazoo Accommodation, and changed the Dexter Accommodation to the Jackson Express. This still gives persons desiring to leave Detroit in the afternoon two trains which stop at all stations. If it will accommodate the public more to have the Jackson Express leave Detroit at four p. m. instead of 3.30 I will endeavor to make the change in the next time table. The Jackson Express reaches Detroit at ten thirty in the morning, and the Night Express at eight o'clock, both stopping at all stations - an arrangement which I feel very sure will accommodate all travel, except the holders of commutation tickets, equally as well as before, and save the company the expense of one train - no small item in our expenditure. Of course it is not quite as convenient to depend on two trains as on three, and if it would pay the company to continue three, as heretofore done, I should do so willingly, for I take no pleasure in abridging the privileges eujoyed under my predecessors, but the interest of the company require a reduction of every expense not absolutely necessary. Yours truly,