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

Simcoe and the railway.

The By laws submitted to the ratepayers of Simcoe on Monday last by the town Council, granting a bonus of $15,000 to the Brantford and Norfolk, and $10,000 to the Lake Huron and Port Dover Road, were both carried—the former by a majority of sixty and the latter of some ninety odd. This results shows that the Simcoe people are not insensible to the advantages which railway connection with the north-western part of the Province would afford that town and the County of Norfolk. It is true the bonus granted the Huron and Dover road is not large—not so large, perhaps, as might reasonably be expected under the circumstances—but it must be remembered that the Brantford scheme was first agitated in Simcoe and that no effort was spared by its advocates to prejudice the people against the road running to Woodstock. Considering these facts and the further one, that the friends of the latter put forward little or no exertion to bring their scheme into favor in that quarter, there is every reason to be satisfied with the result. It is by no means improbable, judging from what we have learned, that the Brantford project will shortly fall through, and in that event, the bonus to the Huron and Dover road would be doubled. However, this may be, we [illegible].

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