Capt. James Savage has purchased an interest in the schr. Annie Minnes.
The steambarge Nichol will have new planking put in next week. Mr. Davis will put half a dozen men at work on her.
The Rathbun Co. has chartered the str. Antelope for the season of 1894. She will probably be put on the same route as last year - between Gananoque and Brockville.
"Canadian," writing in the Montreal Gazette, says: "The completion of the canals and waterways from Lake Erie to Montreal with fourteen feet depth of water throughout, is promised in three years. To obtain the full benefit of this improvement a good deal has to be done. A large transfer harbor has to be provided at the Lake Erie end of the Welland canal, where the 350 foot steamers running on the upper lakes may have their cargoes transferred rapidly and cheaply into the improved barges, carrying about 50,000 bushels of grain each. Are not these barges the best and cheapest form of vessel to deliver grain cargoes alongside of ocean steamers at Montreal and Quebec? And is it not probable that the cost of transport from Port Colborne will be even less than at present from Kingston to Montreal?"
Mr. Folger Offered The Position - Montreal, March 3rd - The directors of the R. & O. N. Co. met Henry Folger, Kingston, last evening, and asked him to accept the general managership of the company at a salary of $8,000 a year. Mr. Folger, however, desires the company to buy out his line of steamers. The company think that Mr. Folger is asking too much for his line and no arrangement was reached at the meeting. Arthur White, district freight agent of the Grand Trunk railway, at Toronto, will be offered the position. N.K. Connolly left for Quebec today.
p.3 Would Create A Howl - Kingston's city council has again granted the Montreal Transportation Company exemption from taxes for ten years, and its action will in all probability be sanctioned by parliament. What a howl would go up in Detroit, Cleveland and other cities on this side where tax gatherers are continually worrying about vessel taxes, if such a proposition was made to the municipal authorities.