Railroad timber and ties are being laid on the ground for the Port Dover and Woodstock Railway. The contract for timber for the Otterville bridge is taken by George Kent Esq. The timber is coming in rapidly. This begins to look like getting the road.
Ref: Otterville Subdivision.
Fatal Accident.—A son of Mr. W.V. White, Veterinary Surgeon, was killed near Thorold last week by a blow on the head from a passing train. He was acting as Brakesman on the G.W.R. at the time of the accident. His remains were brought home and on Sunday last were interred in the W.M. Cemetery.
The Fuel Burner.—The experiments for buring oil as fuel, which have been going on for several weeks past on the Great Western Railway, turn out to be most satisfactory to all concerned, and particularly so to Messrs. Ribighini & Anderson, the patentees of the invention. Engine No. 236 has been drawing oil cars from Petrolia to London during the week using one fo the fuel burners with the greatest success. Last night the train which left Petrolia at 2.30 p.m., and is due in London at 7 o'clock, arrived at 6.08 p.m. The patentees were invited by the G.W.R. authorities to visit Hamilton to-day, and show the working of their celebrated burner to the officers, who, we believe, intend fitting their locmotives with the invention. Messrs. Ribighini & Anderson are to be congratulated upon the success which has attended their efforts in perfecting the burner.
The town of Whitby has paid over the debentures of the P.W. & P. Perry Railroad, on the certificate of the Government engineer, that the road has been completed according to contract.
Ref: Port Perry Subdivision.