Friday, November 29, 1872 The Woodstock Sentinel (Woodstock) Page 2, col. 1

East Oxford.

Railway meeting in the Town Hall.

Pursuant to announcement by the Provisional Directors, a public meeting of the rate-payers of East Oxford was held in the Town Hall, Oxford Centre, on Wednesday evening to discuss the advisability of granting aid to the Lake Huron and Port Dover Railway. Wm. Garbutt, Esq., Councillor, occupied the chair, and Mr. Totten acted as Secretary. Addresses in favor of the scheme were delivered by Messrs. Morre, Parker, Oliver, Lund and others, after which the following resolution was passed by the meeting:—Moved by Geo. Green, seconded by John Ede, and Resolved, that in the opinion of this meeting the time has arrived when increased railway facilities should be had and this meeting pledges itself to do all in its power to procure the passing of a by-law by the municipality of East Oxford to grant a bonus of $10,000 to the Port Dover and Lake Huron Railway Company.

We understand that the scheme is growing rapidly in favor with the people of East Oxford since they have had an opportunity or hearing its advantages presented; and, although doubts were at one time entertained that the township would prove hostile, there is now every prospect that if a by-law granting a bonus be submitted to the rate-payers it would be sanctioned at the polls.

Railways: Pt.D. & L.H.Ry.