p.2 Amos Nicholson, of the Montreal Transportation company, has gone to Bedford to superintend the rebuilding of Richardson Bros.' tug at the mines. He will be away for a couple of months.
TO IMPROVE PORTS
Dominion Government To Undertake Scheme.
Ottawa, Jan. 16th - Plans are now being perfected whereby the Dominion government will undertake a most comprehensive scheme for the improvement of the leading Canadian ports on the upper lakes, so that the larger type of grain carriers, drawing up to twenty feet of water, may be able to develop trade by the Canadian route between Port Arthur and Fort William and the ports of Depot Harbor and Midland, and a new deep water port to be established by the Canadian Pacific at Victoria Harbor, near Midland. In undertaking what cannot but involve a very large expenditure, the federal ministers are prompted by the conviction that nothing short of first class facilities at the chief Canadian ports on Georgian Bay and Lake Superior will avail to draw the trade that properly belongs to us, and that is now being diverted to American channels by way of Buffalo. (further details - 2/3 column)
p.5 Montreal Transportation Company - At the annual meeting of the Montreal Transportation company, the old officers and board of directors were re-elected. They are as follows: Bartlett MacLennan, president; James A. Cuttle, managing director; G.M. Kinghorn, secretary. The other directors are: Messrs. T.A. Crane, Abner Kingman, F. Robertson and A.E. Ogilvie.
Council of Wolfe Island, Jan. 8th - ....moved, Flynn-Horne, that these steamboat officers be appointed for 1906, at the same rate per month as last year, with the understanding that the mate is to be subject to the captain, when he is appointed: D.J. Leslie, engineer; James Davis, mate; Gregory Keegan, purser. Moved in amendment, Russell-Spoor, that the engagement of a purser be laid over. Original motion carried by vote of the reeve. Voted for steamboat accounts: James Swift & Co., coal for December, $135.17; McKelvey & Birch, $2.19; Oldrieve & Horn, $2.72; Mrs. Flynn, laundry, $5; Capt. Winburne, $50; D.J. Leslie, $66.66; J. Davis, $41.33; W. Cummins, cook, $20.66; Otto Hipner, deckhand, $25.83; E. Walker, $25.83; G. Keegan, purser, $31; W. Davis, $1.50; J. Crawford, $1; R. Berry, fireman, $41.16; G. Keegan, 750 meals, $75; Otto Hepner, allowance on four months, $20; E. Walker, allowance on four months, $20.
Resolved, that the appointment of a captain be laid over till February. Moved, Spoor-Russell, and resolved, that the clerk notify Thomas Fawcett, reeve of 1904, that the Bertram Engine Works company has presented a statement, showing that they had paid him $21.46 for work done by James Tetro while in Toronto, and for which he has given no account; this council, therefore, asks him to meet them at their meeting on the first Monday in February, at 10 a.m., to explain the matter.
p.8 Steamer Went to Cape - At 11:30 o'clock this morning the New Island Wanderer left for Cape Vincent, via the foot of Wolfe Island, the river being open. She was to arrive back at five o'clock this afternoon. It is said that the Batteau channel is again clear of ice.