|Friday, February 19, 1904||The Newmarket Era||Page 2, col. 2|
The Board of Railway Commissioners, according to the Act defining its powers, is armed with authority "to inspect all scheduled and provide against unjust discrimination between localities. The whole question of tolls, freight classification, tariffs, discrimination and general provision respecting carriage, will be under constant supervision of the Board." A good many small towns and villages would like the Board to get to work and to it that they are not "discriminated" against in the matter of coal supply. During such extremely cold weather as the country has experienced the past couple of months, the passenger traffic is very much diminished. Why not cancel one quarter of the passenger trains and use the engines to move the accumulated freight blockade along the railway lines?