p.1 New Rail Carriers - Capt. Robert Fraser, marine superintendent of the Montreal Transportation company, and C.C. Morris, superintendent of transportation of the Dominion Iron and Steel company, have gone to England to inspect several vessels being built there; two of these boats are building for the M.T. company to carry rails to Port Arthur; may bring grain back to North Sydney as return cargo.
Request To Government.
The board of works report contained the following recommendation, which was adopted:
"That the city council petition the dominion government, setting forth the need of the outer harbor of Kingston for protection, and suggesting that such protection can best be furnished by the construction of a breakwater extending from the vicinity of Clark's malt house into the harbor a sufficient distance, that such a breakwater would make the outer harbor safe for large vessels in all matters and greatly increase the capacity of the harbor; your committee recommends that the petition be placed in the hands of Hon. Mr. Harty, for presentation to the proper authority, and that if deemed necessary, a deputation of this council attend at Ottawa to urge the prayer of said petition upon the government."
Ald. Chown pointed out that the building of such a breakwater would probably involve the city in a large expenditure for a change in its sewage outlets. The present harbor currents made it possible for the city to get along without an intercepting sewer. Should a breakwater be built as proposed, the inner current would be stopped, and much of the sewage at present emptying from the western outlets would lie stagnant. This matter would have to be considered....
Board of Health - discussion of ice cutting limits; clean ice wanted in order to prevent cases of diptheria and typhoid; should M.T. company be able to harvest ice in closer than previously set ice limts?; only used for "cooling purposes" on vessels; Dr. Evans said that men on the various boats, including those of the M.T. company, had declared that there was only one kind of ice aboard, and that it went not only into the refrigerator but into the drinking water as well.
p.3 Picton, Jan. 28th - ....T.J. Milne, chief engineer of the Hepburn fleet, was in Montreal last week purchasing new machinery for the S.S. Lloyd S. Porter...