Canada—About seventy men are now engaged on the Victoria Railway, chiefly between Fenelon Falls and Lindsay.
Windsor, Sept. 1—Defeat of a Railway Bonus By-law—The by-law granting a bonus to the South-Western Railway, in this county, was defeated to-day by a large majority.
Bradford, Sept. 1—Firemen's Excursion—The Fire Company and Lacrosse Club of this town had an excursion to Orillia yesterday, leaving here by special train at 7 in the morning and returning at 7.30 in the evening, all well pleased with their trip.
Georgetown, Sept. 1—Distressing Accident—This evening between five and six o'clock while two young ladies—Miss Tweedle of Stewartown, and Miss Barber of Georgetown—were walking along the railway track a spark from a passing engine fell upon the clothing of Miss Tweedle, which speedily ignited to a flame and consumed her clothing, burning her so severely that her life is despaired of. Dr. Starr was speedily in attendance, but he fears the result may be fatal.
Collingwood, Sept. 1—Lake Superior Steamers—The steamer F. Smith arrived here to-day at 3 o'clock, having on board about 90 passengers and a fair load of freight. She reports having experienced thet most delightful weather during the trip. She called at Garagartaw and the Slate Islands on the way up, and will call again on her way up next trip on Friday next. The Saugeen Indian brass band accompanied the boat as fare as Garden River, and created quite a stir among the Indians at the different ports. The F. Smith leaves again on Friday for Duluth, calling at Slate Island and Nepigon. The steamer Cumberland sailed for Thunder Bay and intermediate ports to-day with about 80 passengers and a fair cargo of horses and cattle.
St. Catharines, Sept. 1—The annual excursion and picnic of the Welland Railway employes will take place to Niagara to-morrow by the steamer Enterprise from Port Dalhousie.