p.3 Put In New Burners - The steamer Maud has been supplied with new Hitchcock lamps, burning lard instead of coal oil. The change is made in order to provide against possible accidents from explosions. The lamps cost about $150. A law that no American steamer shall use coal oil lamps has been passed but it does not affect Canadian vessels.
St. Lawrence River Steamboat Co. - The annual meeting of the stockholders of this Company occurred this afternoon. Messrs. B.W., F.H. and M.H. Folger, W. Nickle, C. Hinckley, jr., and C. Hinckley, sr., were elected Directors. The officers for the next year are: W. Nickle, President; M.H. Folger, Managing Director, and A. Bamford, Secretary.
Kingston Dry Dock - The News wants to know why Mr. Gunn does not finish the dry dock. Why doesn't the Government do so? In the Robinson Metcalfe election an Engineer came here, took soundings and promised the completion of the work at once. The election over the dry dock was left unfinished, and no more was heard about the Government's purposes until recently, when a loan from the public treasury was ordered, and an Engineer directed to proceed to Kingston. What for? To practice more deception upon the electors? Gentlemen, that cock won't fight.
p.4 District Dashes - An iron lighthouse is being put up on Sunken Rock at Alexandria Bay in place of the old one.
The schr. Flora Carveth, undergoing extensive repairs at Picton, was launched one day last week.
The union of Capt. C.J. McCuaig, of Picton, son of J.S. McCuaig, and Miss Emma M. Rykert, daughter of J.C. Rykert, of St. Catharines, is announced.