p.1 Annual Meeting Held - At the annual meeting of the shareholders of the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company, held in their offices at the board of trade buildings, Montreal, on Wednesday, the directors elected were Frank Ross, Quebec; George Hall, Ogdensburg, N.Y.; J.B. Carruthers, Kingston; William Stewart and John Torrance, jr., Montreal. At the directors' meeting those elected were: Frank Ross, president; George Hall, vice-president; William Stewart, managing director; J.B. Carruthers and John Torrance, jr. J.A. Stewart was re-appointed agent at Kingston, and W.C. Simpson secretary and treasurer at Montreal.
Winter Marine News - At a recent meeting of the Chicago marine underwriters to make rates for the winter season, the Montreal rate from Ogdensburg and Kingston was raised to twenty cents on barges. They could not see their way clear to give a decision regarding pin flats, but agreed to leave that matter with the Canadian inspectors. It is learned that the Canadian inspectors will exclude the pin flat from being considered a standard barge for the transhipment of grain. The decision is the result of so many accidents to pin flats on the river last summer.
Feb. 5, 1897
p.1 General Paragraphs - Capt. William Dandy, formerly of Kingston and remembered as captain of the schooners B.W. Folger and Queen of the Lakes, has been appointed at Chicago to the command of the large steel freight steamer Auranie, which carries 5,500 tons with sixteen feet draught. She has now on board 250,000 bushels of oats on thirteen feet draught.
Taking The Initiatory - special committee re grain elevator to check finances of proposed company.
p.4 Prosperity Looms Near - if Kngston gets a grain elevator; interview of contractor Mr. Tromanhauser in town to look over sites for building it; can build it in about 80 days for $100,000. (2/3 column)
Feb. 6, 1897