A H'YE LIKE AN EAGLE
(biography of James Duncan Thompson) - (part)
"...J.D. was born in Montreal in 1847, and educated in the normal and model schools of the metropolis....After leaving school he entered the office of Glassford & Walker, forwarders. He saw several changes in the firm. Shortly after he entered the business Walker retired, making way for J.J. Birkett Jones. The firm as now constituted held sway for many years. In 1865 Thompson came to Kingston, the successor of Mr. G.M. Miller as local manager. In 1874 Mr. Glassford died and Mr. Miller took his place. In 1877 Jones & Miller failed. In 1879 their stock was amalgamated with the stock of Holcombe & Stewart, and the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Company was formed. Mr. Thompson, who had had a long and varied experience, was chosen, because best fitted therefore, to open an office for the company in Montreal and cultivate a business for it. He fulfilled all expectations, and remained in Montreal until August 1880. Then he accepted the management of the Montreal Transportation Company's business at Kingston, and held office until 1st Jan., 1885. Had he been a good Conservative instead of a stalwart Grit he might have been there yet...."
The Ice Bridge Formed - Pierrepont broke through 1" of ice to get to Islands.
Incidents of the Day -The steamer Pierrepont has gone into winter quarters.
On dit, that the shipyard premises will be leased by thr K. & M. F. Co., and that extensive repairs will be made in the meantime.