Friday, October 7, 1898 The Newmarket Era Page 6, col. 1

Oak Ridges.

Work continues briskly at the power house, and although the foreman, Mr. Franks, is in a hurry to have the building erected as soon as possible, he gave the men leave of absence to poll their votes on Thursday, but none of them left like going.

The foundation was inspected last week by Mr. Jennings, an engineer from Toronto, who ordered the trench to be made deeper, and if solid bottom cannot be reached, piles will be driven. Workmen also commenced laying the rails at Elgin Corners last Monday. It is the intention of Mr. Bulmer to put on a large number of men before the week is out, but no Italians are to be employed.

Railways: Met.Ry.