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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Apr 1897

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - M.T. Co. officials have notified some of the oldest shovellers in the employ of the company that their services will no longer be required. Young men will take the place of the "old heads."


The tug Hall and barge Alberta are in the government dry-dock receiving general repairs.

The sloop Maggie L. cleared for Glenora on Saturday with a cargo of wheat. She will return with a consignment of buckwheat for Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Armenia with consorts Valencia and Norway will clear from Garden Island tomorrow for Toronto to load timber for the Calvin company.

The steamer D.D. Calvin, with consorts Ceylon and Augustus, cleared from Garden Island for Toronto on Saturday evening. They will load timber there for the Calvin Co.

p.4 Doing Quick Work - Raney, Reid & Selby's foundry making marine boiler for new ferry at Pembroke, owned by Mr. Higgins, who is going to use engines from old Rideau Belle (burned a few years ago).

Crank-shaft For The Hall - The Kingston foundry company received from the Hamilton roller mills on Saturday evening last, a splendid piece of mechanism, in the shape of a crank-wheel, for the M.T. Co.'s tug Jessie Hall.. The weight of the shaft is 1,655 pounds, and the work of attaching it to the vessel's machinery was commenced today.

Wind Wafts - A new wheel was placed on the M.T. Co.'s tug Thompson at the Kingston foundry company's works on Saturday evening.

p.8 Snips - The Calvin company's steamer Calvin towing the barges Ceylon and Augustus left for Toronto on Saturday to load with lumber.

The steamer Islander was floated out of Davis' drydock today and towed to the ferry wharf. She has been repainted within and without, and in a day or two will be ready to begin the season's work. She is white from stem to stern, including her smoke stack.

Capt. Kendall, of the steamer Islander, arrived today from Clayton, N.Y., to take charge of his craft. He rowed up to the city from Clayton in a skiff.

The government has granted Craig & Co., Kingston, the use of the dredge now at Kingston Mills for two days' work in dredging around their wharf at the foot of William street. Steamers touched there several times last year.

Steamboat Consolidation - Alexandria Bay steamboat company might consolidate with Thousand Island steamboat company. [Clayton-on-the-St. Lawrence]

April 13, 1897



The steam barge Nicholas is loading pulp wood at the spile dock for Dexter, N.Y.

Capt. Irwin, the new commander of the steamer Bannockburn, arrived from St. Catharines this morning.

The M.T. Co.'s long wharf will be repaired this summer. Timber has already been laid out for the work.

The schooner Fabiola is lying at the "spile" dock receiving a cargo of laths for an Oswego, N.Y., consignee.

The schooner Wave Crest, Capt. M. Shaw, is taking aboard a cargo of 35,000 ? railroad ties for shipment to Charlotte, N.Y.

The first cargo of wheat brought down from Fort William by the steamer Rosemount will be consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The tug Hall and barge Alberta were floated out of the government dry dock this morning, and the tug Glide and barge Gaskin entered for general repairs.

The steamer Princess Louise is in the government dry-dock today having a new wheel placed in position. The vessel will be thoroughly overhauled and repaired and will be placed in commission at the end of this week.


Chairman Donnelly, Alds. Stewart, Elliott, Richardson and Ryan, attended the meeting of the special grain elevator committee last evening. Chairman Donnelly presented the report given below:

"As mentioned to your representatives when in Toronto, the attorney-general has introduced an amendment to Municipal act, section thirty-nine of the accompanying bill No. 161 which will confer on municipalities power to submit to electors bonus by-laws in aid of grain elevators.

"Your committee learned with regret that the attorney-general declared he would oppose the conferring of power on any municipality to exempt grain elevators from taxes whether such power were sought by private bill, or amendment of the municipal act. Your committee therefore thought that no action they could take on would induce the attorney-general to acede to our desire on this subject.

"Your committee beg to report further that under the law as amended by bill No. 161 a by-law granting aid to a grain elevator may be carried if assented to by one-third of all the rate-payers entitled to vote, provided a majority of those voting favor the by-law.

"As the objects sought to be attained by private bill have been accomplished by the suggested amendment of the Municipal act (except as to the power to exempt) your committee have requested Hon. Mr. Harty to withdraw the city's bill, and to request a return of the deposit.

"Your committee recommend that they be authorized to have the by-law granting a bonus for the erection of the grain elevator prepared for the submission to the council."

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Apr 1897