p.3 Leased A Line of Barges - The management of the Canada Atlantic railway have arranged with the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company to lease from them their line of barges to run between Coteau and Montreal, in connection with the C.A.R. transit company's business. This will give a grain route direct to Montreal from Chicago and Duluth. The service will commence with the opening of navigation. Last year the C.A.R. paid the forwarding company so much per bushel for transportation, now they have the barges, some twelve or fifteen in number, leased for three years. [Ottawa Free Press]
p.4 The Detroit, Windsor and Soo navigation company has decided to place the sidewheelers Majestic and City of Collingwood on the line from Windsor to the Georgian bay ports.
p.6 May Be Removed - Since the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company's barges have been leased for three years to ply between Coteau Landing and Montreal, it is likely the company's plant will be removed from Portsmouth.
March 30, 1899
To Relieve the Elevators.
The city of Kingston's act before the legislature commands two pages of whereases and whyfores, and then follows the actual power conferred:
"1. It shall be lawful for the municipal council of the city of Kingston, by a two-third vote of the members thereof, to pass a by-law or by-laws exempting the grain elevators and premises now erected in the city, and any grain elevator and premises that may be hereafter erected in the said city, from taxation except as to school taxes and local improvement rates, for any period not longer than ten years and to renew such exemption for a further period not exceeding ten years.
"2. The power to exempt from taxation hereby granted may be exercised as from 1st January, 1898."
Personal Mention - W. Parker, engineer, has gone to Sorel, Que., to fit up the machinery of the steamer Corsican.
March 31, 1899
not published (Good Friday)