MASTERS AND MATES.
St. Catharines, Feb. 16th - The following officers were elected at the Grand Lodge Canadian Masters' and Mates' Association:
Grandmaster - Capt. James Wilson, Collingwood (re-elected).
Grand first officer - Capt. McGiffin, Toronto.
Secretary - Capt. William Ireland, Parry Sound (re-elected).
Grand treasurer - Capt. Murdock McKay, Owen Sound.
Grand pilot - Capt. James Dix, Kingston.
Watchman - Capt. John T. Towers, St. Catharines.
Grand lookoutman - Capt. W.J. Madden, Penetanguishene.
Grand auditors - Capt. Alexander McIntyre, Collingwood, and Capt. J.W. McCoppen, Port Colborne.
A Captain Dead - Windsor, Ont., Feb. 16th - James A. May, for fifty years in the employ of the Grand Trunk Railway ferry service and for the past fifteen years captain of the ferry Lansdowne, died last night. He was seventy-four years of age and was born in Scotland, coming to Canada when five years old. He is survived by a widow and a daughter.
p.2 Had A Good Time - first annual dance of Association of Marine Engineers was a success.
There has been considerable comment about the lake steamboats and plans for the coming season in some of the Rochester papers, and it has been erroneously announced that the officials of the steamboat company running the Caspian and North King from Summerville to Port Hope, Cobourg, Bay of Quinte ports and Thousand Islands, would, during the coming season make their landing at the Charlotte side of the river. J. Frank Morse, the Rochester representative of this steamboat company, announces, authoritatively, that no such change will be made, but that these popular boats will continue as for the last three years to run in connection with the Rochester railway company from the dock at Summerville. Since the change to the east side of the river was made three years ago the business of the Bay of Quinte company has been steadily increasing, it being stated that the season of 1903 was the most prosperous in the history of these boats, and that despite many unfavorable conditions for steamboating in general last season, as many people visited the ports of the Bay of Quinte and Thousand Islands as in the season of 1903. [Rochester Post Express]