p.6 Incidents of the Day - Lieut.-Col. W.P. Anderson, Ottawa, chief engineer and general superintendent of lighthouses, is in the city for the purpose of overseeing the commencement of work on the new Snake Island lighthouse.
Feb. 13, 1900
p.2 Yesterday's Ice Yacht Race - first of 3 for Calvin Macnee trophy.
Feb. 14, 1900
p.6 Want The Canals Opened Earlier - marine men want Welland and St. Lawrence canals opened by April 15th.
Feb. 15, 1900
NOTICE OF CHARTER.
Public Notice Is Hereby Given that under the Company's Act letters patent have been issued under the Great Seal of Canada, bearing date the 29th day of December, 1899, incorporating Daniel Noonan, forwarder, and James Swift, forwarder, both of the City of Kingston, in the Province of Ontario; Martin Zimmerman, of the City of New York, of the United States of America, in the State of New York, capitalist; Houghton Wardell Wilson, of the said City of Kingston, forwarder; Clarence Ramson Church, of the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, physician, and George Eldon Kidd, of the same place, Esquire, for the following purposes, viz.:
(a) To carry on the business of operating and owning passenger, freight and towing steamers, steam dredges, and of forwarders and shippers to Canada and elsewhere.
(b) To acquire, purchase, charter, own, hold, build, repair, lease and sell passenger steamers, barges, boats, steam barges, steam tugs, steam dredges, steam yachts, sail yachts, and other like vessels, and to maintain, utilize, work and operate the same in the company's business.
(c) To build, maintain, purchase, acquire, own, hold, lease and deal with such warehouses, elevators, wharfs, docks, and such buildings, works, property, machinery, and appliances in connection therewith as may be required for the purpose of forwarding baggage, luggage, produce, goods, wares, merchandize, and all articles of commerce and other effects, and of warehousing and storing any of said articles so forwarded and transferred or received for transfer.
(d) Upon commission or otherwise to buy, sell, and make advances upon the products of the field, mine or forest so purchased for the purpose of being forwarded or transferred to or from any place or places in Canada.
(e) To acquire any exclusive rights, letters patent or inventions, patent rights or privileges in any way relating to the business of the company hereinbefore mentioned.
(f) To erect, buy, lease, manage, control and operate summer hotels, cottages, public parks, athletic or pleasure grounds in connection with any boat or line of boats of the company at any of the following places, viz.: - at or near Jones' Falls on the Rideau Canal; at or near the City of Kingston; at a place on the Rideau River between Burritt's Rapids and Long Island Locks; at a place on the Upper Rideau Lake; at a place on the Lower Rideau Lake; at a place at or near Chaffey's Locks; at a place at or near Newboro.
(g) To purchase or acquire from any individual any business within the objects of the company and to assume contracts and liabilities appertaining to the same.
(g) To acquire shares, stock or debentures in any other similar company as the consideration for goods, wares or merchandise sold, or services rendered to such similar company in the ordinary course of business, by the name of "The Rideau Lakes Navigation Company" (Limited), with a total capital stock of one hundred thousand dollars divided into two thousand shares of fifty dollars.
Dated at the office of the secretary of state of Canada this twenty-ninth day of December, 1899.
R.W. SCOTT, Secretary of State.
p.5 Ottawa, Feb. 14th - House of Commons discuss transportation of grain from north-west territories and Manitoba; deepening of St. Lawrence River; Port Colborne harbor must be deepened to hold eighteen-foot draught boats; at the opening of navigation the channel from Kingston to Montreal will be ready for vessels of fourteen foot draught.