A.J. Marsh objects to consolidation of streetcar lines
DWYE'RS OFF.ER DISPLEASING. Mill Creek Citizens will No Accept it. Consolidated Called Upon to Buy Main Street Line. Resolutions Adopted Demanding; th Guaranty of a Single Fare For al Towns Along the Route—Attorney Marsh's Caustic Talk. The meeting of the Jlillcreck valle; committee of one hundred called to pro test against a division of the old Mai: slreet line and a ten-cent fare, at the Hartwell ttwn hall, last night, wa: largely attended and marked by a viu and vigor in its proceedings. Chairman E. S. Waddell opened the ball by reading a letter from President Dwyer, of the Dayton Traction company, company, stating that his company hai purchased thai portion of the Main street line north of the /oo from Charles ctilgonr, and that it proposed to op erate a line from Lockland to Fountain square on the^following terma: A five cent cash fare, which the compan) would pay the Consolidated for each adult passenger it carries south of the Zoo and "such additional rates of fare as will reasonably compensate the Day ton Traction company." It was the general opinion that the letter was equivocal in terms and prac tically meant nothing, and that no proposition would be considered by the residents of the valley from any company company that did not provide for a continuous continuous trip with a five-cent fare to fountain square. Resolutions introduced by Attorney A. J. Marsh were adopted, calling on the consolidated to purchase the Main street line in its entirety or to make an arrangement which would guarantee a single fare to citizens of the Mill Creek Valley towns. Mr. Marsh, in discup&ing the resolutions,said resolutions,said that the Consolidated did not want to grant a five-cent fare because any road through the valley would be merely a feeder for it, and the people would be compelled to use it anyhow. He did not believe that the Traction company had purchased the Main street line north of the 'too from Charles Kil- because il did not have the money ind could not. because the sale to him ic.d not been confirmed by the court. It was simply a covert scheme to compel ;he people to pay two fares. The reeo- ntions held out the threat that a law would be seomxd allowing suburban roads to run over the Consolidated.