The Glenora ferry has commenced running.
The schooner Acacia will go into commission next week.
The Calvin company's fleet have not yet started to move.
The steamer Aletha is now on her regular run to Picton.
The propeller cleared (sic) for Oswego from the M.T. company wharf today.
The schooner Bertie Hawkins (sic) is at Soward's wharf, from Oswego, with coal.
The steamer Vance clears Saturday, for Montreal, on her first trip of the season.
The steamer Reindeer is expected on the regular route, Cressy-Napanee, on Saturday.
The schooner Clara Youell cleared today for Oswego, to load hard coal for Crawford.
The schooner Volunteer, from Belleville, en route to Montreal, is at Crawford's wharf.
The steamer Wolfe Islander is expected to make a trip to Gananoque, tonight, for a general freight cargo.
James Shannon came down from Picton, Tuesday, to help fit out the steamer Argyle. He will go on her this season as fireman.
Steamer Rideau King was launched yesterday from the Kingston marine railway, where she has been undergoing repairs during the winter.
The steamer Belleville left for Prescott, yesterday morning to go on the ferry route between that place and Ogdensburg while the steamer Plumb is receiving her usual spring overhaul.
The first arrival at the port of Oswego this season was the steamer Waterlily, which arrived from Picton, Monday, to load coal for Napanee. The Waterlily was the first craft to clear from Picton, and no ice was seen after the bay was left. She has returned to Napanee with her cargo.
Regarding Bonus To The M.T. Company.
A taxpayer writes: Will you kindly give the following information:
1. - How large a bonus was given the M.T. company?
2. - How much does it cost the city to carry same?
3. - Have the M.T. company to do all their transhipping here? I have been informed that the company intend to carry their grain past Kingston for transhipment at Prescott the coming season. Will you say if this would not violate the agreement with the city.
1. - The amount of the bonus given to the M.T. company was $35,000.
2. - It costs the city $2,578 annually on an average to carry same.
3. - According to the terms under which the bonus was granted the elevator must work during the season of navigation for a period of twenty years under penalty of $10 per day. Under a separate bylaw passed on February 19th, 1894, the company was granted exemption for ten years, one of the conditions being that they "transact all business to be transacted by them in the province of Ontario, in the city of Kingston, so far as the same are capable of being transacted in the said city of Kingston during said period of exemption."
On the expiration of the ten years a new by-law was drawn up and passed Council November 9th, 1903, granting the company exemption for a further ten years, but whether by intention or oversight the above condition was not drafted therein.
p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Jessie Bain left this morning for Deseronto with all flags flying. She has been chartered for the season and will play the Picton, Deseronto, Napanee route.