p.1 Made A Big Purchase - Detroit, Jan. 28th - The News-Tribune says: The Mutual Transit company, of Buffalo, has purchased the four steel steamers comprising the "Soo" Line, for a sum approximating $750,000. The four package freighters, which will bring the total of the Mutual's fleet up to twelve vessels, are the Minneapolis, St. Paul, Huron and William Castle Rhodes. Not one of them is more than ten years old.
They Join In - St. Catharines, Jan. 28th - Thorold board of trade to join Kingston, Winnipeg and Montreal boards of trade to push Dominion government for enlargement of Welland canal.
p.4 letter to editor about King Street breakwater - recent ice shove also wrecked penitentiary and Rockwood wharves; stone for King Street breakwater was brought on scows from dredging in harbor.
p.8 Races Called Off - The ice boat races scheduled for Saturday afternoon were postponed until a later date to enable more yacht owners to rig their boats. The outlook for some good races in the near future seems bright.