Hamilton, June 29—Fire in the G.W.R. Workshops—A fire broke out in the upholstering shop of the Great Western Railway Company tonight about half past nine. As soon as the alarm was given, the city and Railway Company fire brigades were on the spot, and by their united efforts succeeded in confining the flames to the building in which it originated. It is not known how the fire was started. The loss, thought complete of the once shop, does not amount to a great deal, and will not interfere with the other works. The loss will be covered by insurance in the Liverpool & London and Globe.
Aurora, June 29—Fire at a Railway Depot—A fire took place in the station yard here between two and three o’clock this afternoon, and burned down a building consisting of the Roadmaster’s storehouse, section men’s tool house and carpenters’ shop, together with all the contents, and it was only by the very prompt assistance of the Aurora Fire Company the large wood yard and station were saved.
Sarnia, June 29—Robbery at Railway Station—Between the hours of 6 and 9:15 p.m., on Saturday last, some burglar who had secreted himself in the freight warehouse of the Great Western Railway before it was closed in the afternoon, abstracted from a drawer till in the freight office about $58 in bills and silver, and then made his exit by one of the side doors of the warehouse, which was well concealed from view by cars standing on the siding next to the building. The means adopted by him to open the drawer show that he was an expert. At the instance of the company’s agent, Jno. Murrary, a warrant was at once issued, and the [illegible] on the track, but nothing has yet transpired to lead to his apprehension.
Canada—The Town Council and Harbour Board of Port Hope refuse to entertain the proposition of the President of the Midland Railway for money aid to be paid in twenty years in second mortgage bonds. The meeting passed a resolution on a vote of 11 to 6 recommending the loaning of $76,650 in harbour bonds to the Midland Railway for the purpose of purchasing iron for the road, providing the town is secured interest for 20 years, and provided the Railway give satisfactory guarantee that the principal will be repaid in 20 years by Act of Parliament or otherwise, and that a sufficient guarantee will be given [illegible—that] running powers will not be granted [illegible—to the] Grand Junction Railway over the [illegible] track, or to any other railroad.