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The Owosso Times 1/2/1891

The T. & A. A. Ry. Have completed a new coal dock and derrick in their yards.
The Owosso Times

Employs 225 men in connection with the machinery and motor power department with home in Owosso. The monthly pay roll amounting to
eleven or twelve thousand dollars. The following statement obtained bt THE TIMES shows thw work done for the year 1890:
No. locomotives rebuilt or repaired 25
No. freight car rebuilt or repaired 1,256
No. Freight cars built 8
No. Passenger cars rebuilt or repaired 123
No. Cabooses built 3
No. Cabooses rebuilt 98
No. hand cars car built 49
No. push and other car cars built 7
No. Coal cranes 5

Approximate value of stores and material on hand $35,000 to $40,000
Approximate value of plant and machinery $70,000
Approximate No. of tons of coal used 25,000
Men employed, motor power dept. 225

The Pinckney Dispatch 1/15/1891

The Ann Arbor railroad quits the cheap week-end ticket arrangement this week. It was about the last Michigan road to do it.

The Pinckney Dispatch 1/15/1891

T. A. A. & N. M. R. R. Gen'; Passenger dept.

Toledo,O. Jan 20th 1891

Editor BANNER:

The Toledo Ann Arbor and North Michigan will soon place on sale at its important stations an interchangeable 1000 mile ticket good for
passage on any of the following roads. Cadillac and Northeastern, Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton, Cleveland, Akron and Columbus,
Cleveland and Canton, Columbus, Hocking Valley and Toledo, Columbus, Shawnee and Hocking, Frankfort and Southeastern, Manistee
and Northeastern, New York, Chicago and St. Louis, Toledo and Ohio Central, Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati, Toledo, St. Louis and
Kansas City, Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan, Wheeling and Lake Erie.

These tickets will be sold at $20 each and are good for one year from date of issue.

W. H. Bennett, G. P. A.

The Owosso Times 2/6/1891

Nine men have been discharged from the Toledo and Ann Arbor car shops on account of lack of work at present.

The Owosso Times 2/6/1891

Will Norris, yardmaster of the T. & A. A. is to be made conductor of the new special that is soon to be put on that road.

The Owosso Times 2/13/1891

W. F. Brandley, of Ohio, succeeds A. Galloway as master mechanic of the T. & A. A. Ry.

The Pinckney Dispatch 2/26/1891

The Owosso wrecking train was at Hamburg Junction Saturday night.

The Owosso Times 2/27/1891

The office of the Construction Co., for the feeder to the in the Ann Arbor line that branches north from Marion to Kalkaska and Petoskey, will
be in Owosso.

Owosso The Times 3/6/1891

Bold burglars busted boots boxes and some other boxes in our depot Wednesday night of last week. Passenger tickets were scattered,
some $25 worth of boots and shoes taken and Fred Pierce is minus an overcoat. But Carland's police were not idle. A hurried consultation
was held and in squads of one of and sometimes two they swooped down on this place then and there and captured two men without firing
a shot. These aforesaid captured are now in the county jail and and the stolen goods goods -- well it isn't just known just they are.

Owosso The Times 3/6/1891

There are indications in sight that the Ashleys, contemplate an extension of the Toledo and Ann Arbor road from Marion to Mackinac, the
coming season.

Owosso The Times 3/13/1891

From 75 to 100 carloads of ice are shipped over the T. & A. A. road from Lake George every day.

Benzie Banner 3/19/1891

The snow storm of Tuesday blocked the roads so badly that the T. & A. A. train did not arrive in town to make connections with Frankfort road
so we had but very little mail.

The Owosso Times 3/20/1891

Looks as thought Owosso was to be made the headquarters of the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan Michigan Railway company.
This means the removal of the general offices of the company from Toledo.

The Owosso Times 3/20/1891

Some years ago, it wil be remembered, Ashley village bonded itself for $8,500, ostensibly for water works, but really to secure the
T., S. & M. railway junction. The village authorities have ignored the obligation and now suit is being brought by eastern parties, who held
the bonds.

The Owosso Times 3/20/1891

A Wabash train ran into some car in the the siding of the Ann Arbor line, at Milan, on the night of the 16th. The Wabash engine and the
Ann Arbor cars were demolished and now the matter us being investigated to see where the blame lies.


TheAnn Arbor Argus 3/31/1891

The South Lyon Branch No Longer Has Any Track
A Sunday Morning's Work The Railroad Commissioner Called Upon His Aid Will Be Extend History of the Branch Troubles.A large gang of
men were put at work on the South Lyon branch Sunday tearing up the rails, loading the iron on flat cars with evident intention of abandoning
the road. The men came largely from Owosso and a dispatch to a Detroit evening paper said they were offered $3.00 for a few hours work,
their destination being unknown. The people of South Lyon secured an intimation on Saturday, however, that the road was to be torn up
Sunday and, at once notified railroad commissioner Whitman, who notified the railroad company that the work must not be done. On Sunday,
however, all but about three miles of the track was torn up. An Attempt was made to buy provisions from the farmers for the gangs, but not a
farmer could be found who would furnish them food to eat for love or money.

As will be remembered the Toledo and Ann Arbor road originally built what is now known as a branch as part of their main line, the terminus
of the road atone time being South Lyon. After a time, however, the road was built to Howell, leaving the old main track at Lelands and thus
effectually side tracking South Lyon, the road (Leland to South Lyon) being thereafter known as the South Lyon branch.

To secure the original building of the South Lyon branch the people living along the line of the road had contributed beside the right of way
some $16,000. Naturally the had some rights in the premises. For a series of years the Ann Arbor road operated the branch in such a manner
as to call forth vigorous and frequent complaints from the people of that section.

The assistance of the railroad commissioners was several times invoked. The people charged that that the road was operated in such a way
as to make it practically useless to them. Finally, last spring, the Ann Arbor road filed a petition in the circuit court of this county, asking for
leave to abandon the road, take up the ties, remove the station house and seek pastures new. The people entered their appearance, invoked
the aid of the railroad commissioner, petitioned the Ashleys and held an emphatic meeting in South Lyon. Nothing was ever done in the
abandonment proceedings, the case being never brought up for hearing.

The next step in the programmer was the formation of the South Lyon & Northern incorporated for $400,000, composed of New York parties,
John L. Burleigh, the whilom editor of the Ann Arbor Democrat, being the only known to residents of this vicinity. A deed was

recorded las August from the Ann Arbor road to this company of the South Lyon branch. The nominal consideration inserted in the deed was
$140,000. It was recorded by John L. Burleigh.

The question now is, did this company pay $140,000 for the privilege of taking up the old iron on the road? Or was it, as the residents along
the line intimate, a company formed solely for the purpose of allowing the T., A. A. & N. M. R. R. to abandon the branch, the new company
being beyond the reach of the courts?

It goes without saying that the residents of this section are hot and propose to try and in-force their rights. Railroad-Commissioner Whitman
has promised to do all that he can to secure the redress, and later developments may be expected.

The Pinckney Dispatch 4/2/1891

It has been reported that there has been a telegraphing instrument placed in the R. R. station here.(Petteysville)

Owosso The Times 4/3/1891

Near Carland one week ago Sunday while walking on the Ann Arbor railroad track several boys discovered that a portion of one rail was
broken and gone. The party divided each going in opposite directions in order to stop the ice trains that were running that day. The party
going north signaled a south bound train with Ann Arbor road has suitable rewarded the boys. The THE TIMES would like their names for
honorable mention of their thoughtfulness.

Benzie Banner 4/9/1891

Harrietta has been incorporated under the name of Gaston. The Gazette has also changed it name to correspond and is now the Gaston
Gazette. Good luck to town and paper.

Owosso The Times 4/17/1891

Brakemen announce Owosso Junction on arrival of trains as Owosso Junction, change cars for Saginaw, Lansing, Jaackson, Muskegon,
and points north on the Ann Arbor line. Twenty minutes for refreshments and to see Estey's six day furniture factory.

The Ann Arbor Argus 4/21/1891

A New Motor Line Projected
A project is on foot which bids fair to be carried through, to run a motor line similar to the line now running running between Ypsilanti and Ann
Arbor from South Lyon to this city. The project is utilize the old road bed of the South Lyon branch and to make contract with the Toledo,
Ann Arbor and North Michigan road to run in on their track from Leland to this city. It is understood that a South Lyon capitalist is back of the
project and has already made advances to the Toledo road. This would open up communications between this city, South Lyon and Salem
and would undoubtedly draw some trade here which, owning to the difficult connections, has been going to Detroit.

Owosso The Times 5/1/1891

Thos. McGuire has resigned as agent of the T., A. A. & N. M. Ry. At this point to accept the position of commercial agent for the road from
St. Louis to Copemish.

Owosso The Times 5/1/1891

Clark V. Gibson has been tendered the position of agent for the T., A. A. & N. M. Ry. At Owosso and will enter upon his duties at once.

Owosso The Times 5/1/1891

The extension of the Ann Arbor railroad to Mackinaw will be commenced at once and fifty miles of the road built from Marion toward the straits
this year.

Owosso The Times 5/1/1891

The Ann Arbor line has been furnishing free rides from the junction down to the city until it had became quite the proper thing to go to and fro
on the passenger trains between the depot and the junction. Now passenger fare is five cents and that is what it costs to travel through the city.

The Pinckney Dispatch 5/7/1891

The Mt. Pleasant station of the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan railroad has been moved a half mile nearer the business portion of the
town. The citizens have been working for this a long time and are now happy.

New York Times 5/13/1891

Detroit, May 12 The hoped for security from the recent rain did not come for the panic stricken inhabitants of the burned district in this state.
Some idea of the vastness of the fire district can be gained from the fact that almost any two of the dozen counties now filled with fire are as
large as the whole State of Rhode Island. The Toledo, Ann Arbor and Northern Michigan has been obliged to abandon all attempts to run
cars north of Clare County line. A freight train and crew had a narrow escape from cremation yesterday.

The ties in many places were so badly burned that the rails spread when the train when over. When near Moore's siding one of the cars in the
center of the train was derailed and the trainmen were obliged to abandon the rear part of the train after working until the cars began to smoke
. Before they reached Farwell there was another derailment and all but three of the train of eighteen cars were left to their fate. Three of the
trainmen were badly blister. The wind shifted and drove the fire southwest and into Newaygo, Mecosta, and Oceana Counties. Cook's Station
and Barton, both in the line of the fire have not been heard from and are supposed to be destroyed.

Hartford Weekly Times 5/14/1891

an idea of the extent of the territory burned over can be gained from the fact that almost any two of the dozen counties now filled with fire are
as large as the whole State of Rhode Island. The Toledo, Ann Arbor and Northern Michigan railroad has been obliged to

abandon all attempts to run cars north of the Clare county line.

Ann Arbor Argus 5/15/1891

The South Lyon Branch Trouble
The Lansing correspondent of the Detroit Tribune gives the latest concerning the tearing up of the South Lyon branch as follows:

As a result of a conference held to-day by Railroad-Commissioner Whitman, Attorney-General Ellis and several interested parties who made
donations to secure the construction of the recently abandoned branch of the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan railroad between South Lyon
and Leland, the attorney-general will ask the supreme court for leave to commence quo warranto proceedings in the name of the people to
require said road to show cause why it should not forfeit its charter for its in tearing up its track on the branch above mentioned. Proceedings
will be commenced as soon as the necessary papers can be prepared.”

Owosso The Times 5/22/1891

Clinton's Siding, a station four miles north of Farwell, on the Toledo and Ann Arbor line, was was destroyed by forest fires sixteen families
barely escaping with their lives. A saw mill and and a large amount of lumber was burned. Loss, $40,000.

Ann Arbor Argus 6/2/1891

Two freight trains on the Ann Arbor road collided near Howell yesterday, smashing several cars. The only injury to the employees was a slight
scalp wound received by a brakeman.

The Pinckney Dispatch 6/4/1891

The sink hole one T. & A. A. just south of Howell is giving trouble again. It caused the delay of the excursion train several hours last week.

The Pinckney Dispatch 6/4/1891

On Monday last two freight trains on the T. & A. road at Howell, ran into each other, smashing several cars. The engineer and fireman jumped
and thus escaped injury. One brakeman received a slight wound and and a bruised arm.

The Pinckney Dispatch 6/4/1891

On Tuesday morning a crippled car on the T. & A. freight at Hamburg, threw a couple of loaded cars from the track smashing them up
generally. One of the cars was loaded with butter and eggs, The wreck delayed the east bound accommodation train on the M. A. L. couple
of hours.

Owosso The Times 6/5/1891

Brakeman Carr Acquitted
Mt. Pleasant, Mich., June 3. -- Brakeman Carr, who was arrested a short time ago on a charge of manslaughter in the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North
Michigan smashup at Shepherd, had his trail here yesterday in the circuit court. The jury was out about half an hour and returneda verdict of not

guilty. Considerable excitement prevails over the matter.

Owosso The Times 6/12/1891

Gov. Ashley, President of the T., A. A. R. R. has been sued by the Toledo authorities for taxes upon $28,000,000 worth of bonds. Quite a
handsome little sum of money he is in possession of that much. There is no doubt that he has amassed a goodly fortune.

Owosso The Times 6/12/1891

The Toledo and Ann Arbor Railway company is wrestling with a sink hole on its line near Howell. Same spot makes the company a deal of
trouble each season.

Owosso The Times 6/19/1891

The Ashleys have begun work on on the Mackinac division of their Toledo and Ann Arbor railway, the completion of which gives them a line clear
across the lower peninsula.

The Pinckney Dispatch /9/1891

Gen. James Ashley's road, the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan, has been attached for $40,000 by Bost, Martin & Co. of New York for money
loaned. All the banks in which the road has, or is supposed to have funds were served with the papers.

The Ann Arbor Argus 7/9/1891

The T. & A. R. R. have removed their Fairbank's scale from Miller avenue to a point about midway between the avenue and Felch street. The
vacated space will probably be utilized for side-tracks.

The Pinckney Dispatch 7/16/1891

Proceeding have been compel the T., A. A. & N. M. Ry. To rebuild their road between South Lyon and Leland. Should the court sustain the case
the road would would be liable to to a fine of $10,000.

Owosso The Times 7/17/1891

The south bound T. & A. A. train, Tuesday evening was delayed five hours by aan accident up the road.

Owosso The Times 7/17/1891

The morning train on the T. & A. a. had a bad smashup at Temple, Tuesday. As the train was going round a curve the flange on one of the truck
wheels of the engine broke, turning the engine upside down and upsetting the the mail car. The engineer, Clarence Reynolds, was badly bruised
about the head; the fireman, Jas. B. Hurst, was badly scalded from the waist down. The mail clerk and conductor, also, had a lively shake-up.

Owosso The Times 8/14/1891

Over four hundred tickets were sold for Detroit during the G. A. R. encampment via T. & A. A. Ry.

Owosso The Times 8/14/1891

Detroit News: J. B. Connors, superintendent of the T., A. A. & N. M. railroad is on of the boldest men in Michigan; but when, though the extra
ordinary demand for excursion cars last week, a chair comprised the entire accommodation for several coach loads of passengers, he rode
from Cadillac to Owosso locked up in a stateroom rather than face the angry mob.

Owosso The Times 8/21/1891

The Ann Arbor road has discontinued its early morning train south and the afternoon train north. The forenoon train south will leave Owosso at
9:05 and the forenoon train north at 10:10.

Ann Arbor Argus 8/21/1891

The Toledo railroad has put new planking between it numerous tracks at the crossing on summit street. Also at the William street crossing.
One of the things which no fellow can find out is why somebody (the T. & A. A. company, for instance) does not complete the sidewalk recently
built on the north side of Felch street. It stops abruptly at the boundary of the Waldron property, and between that point and the railroad track a
yawning chasm intervenes which renders the walk useless. This should be attended to at once.

The Ann Arbor News 9/4/1891

General Manager Ashley of the T, A. A. & N. M. has returned from a trip up the line.

E. W. Angell has been appointed agent of the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan railroad at Shepherd. He was formerly agent at St. Louis,
Mich., J. W. Goodyear has been appointed at St. Louis.

A new time card will go into effect on the T., A. A. & N. M. Sunday, September 13. There will be put on an extra passenger train between
Owosso and Mt. Pleasant and a fast freight from Cadillac to Toledo for vegetables and fruit.
General Passenger Agent C. C. Jenkins of the Clover Leaf went to St. Louis last night.
Chief Clerk C. W. Peak of the T., A. A. & N. M. general freight office is up in Michigan on his vacation.

Ann Arbor Argus 9/4/1891

John M. Kearney, of Pinckney, Killed Yesterday Morning at the depot
Misses His Foothold and is Thrown to the Ground One Leg Cut OFF The Axle Strikes His Skull Death Instantaneous
Howquickly the breath of life may be extinguished. A second and it is gone and a man strong in life is no more.
As the north bound passenger train on the Toledo, Ann Arbor and North Michigan road was pulling out of the Ann Arbor depot yesterday morning
at 7:40 standard, John M Kearney, of Pinckney, Mich., attempted to board it. He had been standing on the platform talking and as the train
started he ran forward and attempted to catch the smoking car, which by the time he reached it had got in motion. As his left foot struck the step
it slipped off and he fell under the steps. The first truck passed over his right leg cutting it off below the knee. He was seen to raise himself as on
his hands when the axle-box of the second truck on the car struck his head crushing the skull and squeezing his body between the car and the
platform. The car moved only a car's length, Baggage-Master John Conly had turned around just in time to see Kearney fall, ten feet from him,
and instantly signaled the train to stop. Kearney was taken from under the rear steps of the car and carried into the baggage room. He uttered no
sound. It is said that he was seen to give one gasp while being removed. The vital spark of life had fled. Brakeman Frank Rinehart was on the
platform and as he saw the man falling shrived to grasp him. Rinehart has but one good arm, and had he two, the accident was so quick and
unexpected that it is improbable he could have saved Kearney. Why Kearney ran by one or two coaches before attempting to get on is
unexplained. Mr. Kearney was a man between sixty and sixty-five years of age. He had been in this city since Wednesday morning canvassing
for life of John Boyle O'Reilley. He leaves a wife, three daughters and two sons, all of his children being married. His wife lived with him in
Pinckney. His two sons are Emmett, who resides in Dakota, and Edward, who lives in Minnesota. His daughters are Mrs. Fred Melvin, of Howell,
Mrs. Brown and Mrs McKeever, of Iowa. His wife's maiden name was Gilshannon and she formerly resided in this city. Mr. Kearney had been
justice of the peace at Pinckney. He was also formerly marshal there and at the time of his death was a deputy-sheriff for Livingston county. He
sold mowers and agricultural implements at one time and at another time sold fruit trees.

Corner Martin Clark empaneled a jury consisting of Ambrose Kearney, Amos Corey, George Brown, W. Fred Schlander, Frank O'Hearn,
Wm. Sanders, which viewed the body and adjourned until Saturday, so that Mr. Sawyer might be present on behalf of the Toledo road.
Thos. P. Kearney, Esq. Has been retained to look after the interests of the family.

Owosso The Times 9/18/1891

Incorporation papers signed by the Secretary of State, were presented by the Owosso and Corunna Railway Co., with a capital stock of $50,000,
and Charles D. Haines, of Kinderhook, N. Y., and two Detroit gentlemen as the principal stockholders. This corporation under the laws of the
State is for a thirty years' limit.

The Owosso Times 10/23/1891

The Owosso and Corunna street railway company has opened an office over E. L. Brewer's store. This week the preliminary work of going over
the the route to see just what work has got to be done has occupied the time of Mr. Haines. The supplies such as shovels, picks, spikes,, etc.,
have been received and the rails and ties are expected Monday, when a large gang of men will be put to work. Today a gang of men are
repairing the culvert on the east city line


TheOwosso Times 10/23/1891

Work upon the electric street railway was commenced Thursday morning on the Corunna Road, near the the Wright farm at the east corporation
line. Thee street railway Co. promise that construction will be pushed rapidly. It is reported that Caledonia township gives the right of way along
the north side of the road.

The Pinckney Dispatch 10/29/1891

What a turn about it would be if the Toledo & Ann Arbor railroad, as a result of a recent suit to recover bonds, should be obliged to pay back to
the village of Howell the $4,000 already paid to the railroad.

Owosso The Times 10/30/1891

Street Railway Notes:
All the rails have arrived
Fifty men are now at work
Four cars have been ordered
The ties are being recived at the rate of four carloads a day
Work is to be pushed from both ends -- Corunna and Owosso
Pres. Haines says he expects to have the track all laid by Nov. 15.
The car building has been located on land purchased of A. V. Johnson in Caledonia
The workmen on the street railway shouldered picks and shovels Tuesday morning and marched to the Michigan Central tracks on
Main street, where the first excavation for the street railway was begun within the city limits.

Owosso The Times 10/30/1891

Additional mail service has been provided upon the Ann Arbor road south. The train leaving Owosso at 9 a. m. carries the mail now beginning
with last Monday.

Ann Arbor Argus 10/30/1891

Howell issued the bonds by which the T. & A. A. road was direct from South Lyon, leaving her nothing but a cow path. Now Howell will fight the
payment of the bonds in courts, against a woman in Connecticut, was was persuaded to purchased them. South Lyon will easily wipe away her
tears, should Howell get woman-walloped.

The Pinckney Dispatch 11/5/1891

All Toledo, Ann Arbor passenger trains will carry mails after November 1st.

The Pinckney Dispatch 11/12/1891

The Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan mail train No. 2 was ditched a few miles (between Leland and Whitmore Lake) from Hamburg,
Saturday morning, the engine and all cars excepting the rear coach leaving the track. No one was seriously injured, but the train was delayed
several hours.

The Pinckney Dispatch 11/19/1891

Fitzpatrick, on the northern division of the T., A. A. & N. M. R. R., has been re-baptized new name Yuma. Biggest enterprise at present there is

nine charcoal kilns and more to be built.

Owosso The Times 12/4/1891

W. M. Kummer, for the past two years foreman ate T. & A. car shops, has resigned to accept the position of master mechanic of the
Manistee & Northeastern R'y, with headquarters at Manistee. The place is a good one, carry with quite a large salary.

Owosso The Times 12/4/1891

A new time table goes into effect one the T. & A. A. road next Sunday. Trains from Owosso go 20 minutes earlier.


Ann Arbor Argus 12/11/1891

Railroad Crossing Protected
A meeting was held in the council chamber, Wednesday afternoon, between Railroad Commissioner Whitman, the city council, and General
Manager Ashley of the T,, A. A. & N. M. R'y, at which the commissioner heard the arguments pro and con on the resolution of the council asking
him to order gates on the streets crossed by the T. & A. A. in the city. The request of the council was for gates and keepers at the crossing on
Miller avenue, S. Main, Jefferson, Washington, Williams, Liberty, Madison, Traver and Pontiac streets. Alderman Herz complained that on
Washington street the flagman neglected his duty, to which Mr. Ashley responded that the flagman would be compelled to his duty at this as
well as the other crossings where they are now standing.

Miller avenue crossing was then discussed. Mr. Ashley contented that the great cause of complaint in Ann Arbor at all the crossing was the fact
that trainmen left trains and cars standing on the streets. This he considered just cause for complaint and he advised the officers to arrest the
trainman who do this. Any such man arrested, Mr. Ashley agreed to discharge for the service of the company. The company spent $10,000 to
fit up a yard which is twice as large as is necessary, and no engineer had any business to pull his train out of this yard or cut in two across any
street, and he is willing to have the council pass an ordinance forbidding a train to be cut or stand near a crossing in the city limits.

Mr. Ashley asked to speak to the council about the sidewalk ordered built in front of their vacant property on First street. Mr. Ashley said that this
was held by his company not for private but for public benefit. This property the company was willing to give to any good manufacturer or mill that
would locate on it. To put a sidewalk on that side would prevent teams from loading and unloading.

He offered to pay double the cost of the sidewalk into the city treasury if the council would release him from building it. He then scored a point
against the council which they all acknowledged. Although the company had built a long stretch of walk, according to orders, in front of their depot
property, nothing had yet been done by the owners of adjacent property and people wanting to reach the depot still had to “go in boats or on
sleds as they have done for twelve years past.

The party then went to inspect the various crossings. where protection is asked. The dangerous places were pointed out, and Mr. Ashley agreed
to all the suggests made by the commissioner and the council, and nearly every street will be protected. Numerous car were found standing partly
on the streets, giving the council a chance to point out to Mr. Ashley one of the greatest causes for complaint here. Mr. Ashley agreed that if the
number of each car found encroaching on the street hereafter was reported to him, he would discharge the trainman who placed it.

The following appliances were decided upon to protect the various crossings: S. Main, an electric alarm bell, which gives warning when a train
gets within 500 feet of the crossing; Liberty street, a flagman; Washington street, a warning signal; Miller avenue, gates and gate-keeper; Pontiac
street, an electric bell. This gives protection at every traveled crossing in the city, and the city is be congratulated upon the prompt action of
Commissioner Whitman.

Benzie Banner 12/12/1891

It was revealed this morning that a railroad deal of great benefit to Frankfort is being completed. The eastern business of the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western Railway comes by way of Kewaunee, Wisconsin, to Frankfort and is hauled by the Frankfort and Southern, the
Toledo, Ann Arbor & Northern Michigan and the Wabash roads to the Lackawanna which control the Winona and Green Bay Railway into
Kewaunee. This gives a direct line on boat and railroad to the east. Supt. Ward and auditor Weyner of the Frankfort and Southeastern are
east perfecting arrangements. [Detroit Tribune]

Owosso The Times 12/25/1891

The jury in the case of Josephine Enright vs. the T. & A. A. R'y., rendered a verdict of $10,000 for plaintiff.