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Another English Encroachment

The sale of the DSS&A to the Canadian Pacific seems to be an assured fact. The interview of the stock has been sold to leading men of the Canadian Pacific, which is the only method of "whipping the devil around the stump." And so another valuable American property passes to the hands of the British, and we must sit down and abandon all hope of any aid from this line of road in the development of this peninsula. Canuck railroading is not adapted to American ideas of business and as soon as the Canadian Pacific finally gets its hand on the property, there will be a constant friction between the management and the would be patrons of the road which bodes ill for the contiguous country. It is high time that Congress took this matter in hand, and put a stop to ownership of American roads by English corporations. The general offices of the Grand Trunk, which has a net work of roads in the lower peninsula, are in London and the people of Michigan are powerless as against its encroachments on the rights of the people. This state of affairs also renders negatory the provisions of the inter-state commerce law, to the damage of American roads and the enrichment of the British corporations. We believe in protection of every sort against foreign encroachment, and so heartily do we dislike anything pertaining to England that we should be glad to have her shut out entirely from any business intercourse with this country. The control she lost in the arbitrament of war she is trying to regain with gold, and the watch cry of every true American citizen should be, in unison with the Roman watch word against Carthage, "the English power must be destroyed."

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