Mentions Minerva Park
esw-vii MSPArca re rss cssciata. CoLCMBt-s. Ohio. September 21. Vnleasj the signs fail, a notable local event here, within tbe near future, will be a street railway war. For many years -the Columbus Street Railway Company, formerly tho Consolidated, has had practically a monopoly upon the lines through the principal thorough fares. There has sprung up almost within a night, however, a strong competitor of the olj company, known as the "Columbus Central." It extends through a few of the streets of the city and reaching in to the country conveys crowds of both . residents and. pleasure seekers to Minerva Park and tbe suburban college town of Westervllle. The reeort known aa Minerva Park waa established by the Columbus Central Company at a great expense. The village of Westervllle Is located 12 mile north of Columbus and, of course, the cost of building the tracks, to that place was very large. From the start It hu been apparent that the Columbus Central Companv had money to exiiend almost without limn It a4 has been a ery noticeable fact that iu those streets where has a right of way. It has laid ilutihb- tracks. Many are' the in 1 stance where these double tracks are un nt-i-eftary and will t- so for m&uv year. J but they have been laid Just the Mm. ' It la provided oii ler tne eltsel lew that whenever a street railroad company h. eight miles of track within tne oriorale limits It may have the use of one mile f track iieioiiK'iig to any other compaBy that Is. Jointly occupy ti. It is understood that tbe laying of double tracks by the l olum- . bus Central has in view the establishing of as many miles of line as Mtss;t,i. in order to secure a iarg.- portion of tbe track of the I'oliintouw Street Railroad, already tit possession of tne principal street Furthermore, It comes from a very reliable source that the Clumbus Central, when it makes Its demand for the first nub- under the Welt -zel isw. will ask for the distant- tietw-n the court home- .nd the I'.lk Hotel. Thn. two Instlt ut ittns are lm.il Juwt .imut t mile ai-art ami lelween tiiein lie tte greatest revenue-proo ucltlg section of III street railways or tbe city It Is said that the Colunifiu Central tit,,- not intend to alO with this st- l ton. btjt that in a few month will Institute proceeding to.iak away frot.-i the Cololnlttis Cons- ! I'la I ed ll moet valuable f i a ni-lu-.es in entirety KrW-lid ot I he Columbus i'.-i.iidI state that luvestlgattoH ha brought lo tight that tram imei to I ' by the Coiomtttis omi-any - are it tn worthies, so far a- tne latter i--1iim l.i to retain them I concerned. It ! 1 lainiftl that these franchises nr. not held In.' what Is legully known as i-rpeiult', and that they can Ite ,1 tacttftt lliued at w Hi , This Itelng the 1tu.iien rrom tne atanu- polnt of tbe .iluml'U. entral. It is Mia It will ti h-fore tne fity Council anl offor bid for the franchise held l y the Colum bus 4 'otill-aji V. and that having behind It almost an y amount of intmey. will te ahla- to capture iiie price, in to. event r railing lo have all the franchlsea submitted to lbi highest ltl'l-l-r. tlie mills to taae intm rrotu the CotUaihu Company will then be insti tuted, so the story goes. There are vary, strong evidence of the. threatened war be tween trie two compani owing carrve-i 19 the bitter en. I. and th result. wUl bt. watched with great Interest.