p.3 The New Line - The proposed Cape Vincent and Montreal line of steamers is being introduced with a vast flourish of trumpets, and 25% dividends are promised. This is a figure, however, that it would be as well to tell to some of the marines that have no knowledge of river business. If the old American Express Line had paid even 5%, it would never have been disbanded. The Despatch sets forth the plans of the Company thusly:
"The distance to be run from Cape Vincent to Montreal is 160 miles, and it is proposed to build 2 iron steamers of about 180 feet in length, and fast enough to make the run in from 7 to 10 hours. The specifications have been prepared on the general plan of the new steamer now building for the Albany day line, the object being by placing boilers, kitchen, crew's quarters, etc., below deck, to devote the entire main and hurricane decks to the use of the passengers, the dining saloon to be on deck, thus giving passengers an uninterrupted view of the scenery of the river."
Seamen's Assembly - Every arrangement for the success of the Assembly, to be held on Easter Monday evening, in the City Hall, has been completed. The boys ought to have a big turn-out. The success of the last assembly was beyond expectation, and this one should be equally successful. First-class music will be in attendance. Members are requested to meet at their hall this evening.