The City Of Kingston is situated at the head of the River St. Lawrence, on Lake Ontario, in the Township of Kingston, County of Frontenac, Canada West. The City is an electoral district, returning one member to the Provincial Parliament, and is also the County Town of the United Counties of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington distant from Montreal, 200 miles usual stage fare, 50s. usual steam boat fare, 25s. distant from Toronto, 177 miles usual stage fare, 40s. usual steamboat fare, 20s. Population, including the villages of Portsmouth, Barriefield, French Village and Williamsville, and the troops usually in garrison, about 13,000.
In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work.
City Council And Officers
Mayor Francis M. Hill
Aldermen, Archibald J. Macdonald, Kenneth Mackenzie
Councillors, Samuel Smyth, Robert Waddingham
Aldermen, William Ford, jun., Robert Jackson
Councillors, George M’Mahon, Ellery W. Palmer
Aldermen, John Flanigan, Isaac Hope
Councillors, Geo. Davidson, James Gardiner
Aldermen, Francis Manning Hill, John Jenkins
Councillors, Thos. Brownley, David Callahan
Aldermen, Alexander Campbell, Thomas Kirkpatrick
Councillors, Joseph Milner, Samuel Rowland
Aldermen, James O’Reilly, John Shaw
Councillors, William Allan, Henry Bartliff
St. Lawrence Ward
Aldermen, Robert Allen, John Crawford
Councillors, James. Chestnut, John Wiley
Robert Channonhouse, high bailiff
William Anglin, chamberlain;
Francis Weyms, surveyor
Francis M. Hill, solicitor
Michael Flanagan, clerk
Thomas W. Robison, police magistrate
John B. Rogers, chief engineer
Dr. Barker, Henry Benson, coroners
R. S. Henderson, superintendent of schools
Alexander Smyth, collector of taxes
John Robb, chief constable
Board of Health, the mayor and aldermen, Thomas Briggs, jun., John Watkins, Dr. J. Stewart, Dr. J. R. Dickson, Dr. Meagher, James Meagher.
Barker, E. J., M. D., coroner.
Burrowes, Edwin E., clerk of division court.
Corbett, Thomas A., sheriff.
Cummings, G. A., judge of surrogate court.
Deacon, Robert, postmaster.
Detlor, George H., county clerk.
Durand, James, registrar for Frontenac.
Ferguson, William, county treasurer.
Fraser, Isaac, registrar for Lennox and Addington, Mill Creek.
HAMILTON, HON. J., M. L. C.
Henderson, James A., master in chancery.
Hopkirk, James, collector of customs.
Kirkpatrick, Frederick S, judge of county court.
Lowe, William, deputy sheriff.
MACAULEY, HoN. J., M. L. C.
MACDONLAD, HoN. J. A., M. P. P. for Kingston.
McPherson, Allan, crown lands agent.
O’Reilly, Peter, clerk of county court.
Roblin, David, warden of united counties.
Seymour, Benjamin, M. P. P. for Lennox and Addington, Bath…
SMITH, HENRY, jun., M. P. P. for Frontenac.
Smyth, John S., deputy clerk of the crown.
Thibodo, A., revenue inspector.
Waudby, John, clerk of the peace.
Agencies of Assurance Companies, Banks, &E.
Commercial Bank, Midland District, Hon. J. Hamilton, president; Hon. J. Macaulay, vice-president-Directors Hon. J. A. Macdonald, William Logie, John Macpherson, Douglass Prentiss, John Mowat, John Fraser, Joseph Bruce, O. Hancox; J. A. Harper, cashier.
Kingston Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Clarence rt.; Thomas Askew, president; Henry Gildersleeve, vice-president; William Ireland, secretary. Directors Hon. John Hamilton, Hon. John A. Macdonald, John Watkins, Henry Gildersleeve, William Ford, jun., John Counter, AIexander Campbell, Francis M. Hill, D. D. Calvin, Maxwell W. Strange, Thomas Askew.
Aetna Life Fire and Marine Assurance Company, William Grant, agent.
Bank of Montreal, A. Drummond, agent.
Bank of Upper Canada, W. T. Hinds, agent.
Branch Bank British North America, L. Taylor, agent-Directors-John IL Forsyth, John Counter, William Wilson, Thomas Askew.
Britannia Life Assurance Company, Thomas Briggs jun., agent.
Canada Life Assurance Company, R. L. Innes, agent.
Colonial Life Assurance Company, Wm., Grant, agent.
Columbus, of Ohio, Fire and Marine Assurance Company, Thomas Briggs, jun., agent.
Equitable Fire Insurance Company, H. Dupuy, agent.
Eagle, of New York, Life and Health Insurance Company, I. C. Haven, agent. Hartford, of Connecticut, Fire Insurance Company, W. Grant, agent.
Hartford, of Connecticut, Life and Health Insurance Company, I. C. Haven, agent. Mutual General Assurance Company, W. Grant, agent.
National Loan Fund Life Assurance Company, H. Dupuy, agent.
Protection, of New York, Fire and Marine Insurance Company, I. C. Haven, agent. Utica, New York, Fire and Marine Insurance Company, I. C. Haven, agent. Washington County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, I. C. Haven, agent.
Kingston Building Society, Henry Gildersleeve, president; John R. Forsyth, vice-president; George Baxter, secretary and treasurer.
Midland District Building Society, James Sampson, president; James J. Burrowes, vice-president; John Shaw, secretary and treasurer.
Gas Works, William Wilson, president; John R. Forsyth, vice-president; Francis M. Hill, solicitor; Henry Gildersleeve, treasurer; John Ker, manager-Directors-John Watkins, William Ferguson, William Ford, jun., John Counter, Maxwell W. Strange.
WATER WORKS, William Ford, jun., president; Thomas W. Robinson, vice-president-Directors-John R. Forsyth, F. M. Hill, Thomas A. Corbett, Robert Stewart, M. D., George Davidson, John Fraser, Thomas Kirkpatrick.
James Hopkirk, collector;
George A. Maillou, surveyor;
James Wright, clerk;
Thomas Kennedy, assistant clerk;
George H. Detler, appraiser;
Daniel Lynch, landing waiter;
Robert Kelly, landing waiter.
Benevolent And Literary Societies
GENERAL HOSPITAL Directors-the mayor, the sheriff, county warden, judge of the county court, and three aldermen, chosen annually by the city council Dr. Harvey, resident physician.
COMMERCIAL NEWS RoOm, Dr. Baker, president.
MECHANICS INSTITUTE, Kenneth Mackenzie, president; George Davidson, and Alexander Smith, vice-presidents; Hugh Ross, and H. L. Spofford, secretaries; W. R. Jones, librarian; No. of vols. 1250, No. of Members 160.
Universities And Colleges
UNIVERSITY QUEEN’S COLLEGE, Rev. John, Machar, D. D., principal; Rev. J. George, professor of systematic theology; Rev. H., Urquhart, M. A., professor of church history and criticism; Rev. J., Williamson, M. A., professor of mathematics, natural philosophy and logic ; Rev. J., Smith, M. A., professor of classical literature and moral philosophy.
QUEEN’S COLLEGE SCHOOL, John Campbell, M. A., principal; James McLennan, B. A., usher; James Gordon, B. A., usher.
ROMAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE OF REGIOPOLIS, Very Rev. Angus Macdonnel, rector and president; Rev. F. P., Macavy, director and professor of moral philosophy; Rev. Joseph Burke, prefect of studies; John Meath, regent and profesSor of humanity; Edward McManus, regent and professor of French and English.
Hotel Dieu, Nunnery and Hospital, Sister Dupuis, superior; Sister Lacroix, assistant superior and matron of novices; Sister Latour, hospitaliere; Sister Davignon, depositaire; the nunnery contains 15 professes, 1 novice, 1 postulante.
Church or England, Venerable G. O. Stewart, archdeacon, D. D., L. L. D.; Rev. E. Patterson, Rev. H. J. Brent, Rev. W. Greig, St. Paul’s, Rev. J. M. Herchmer, St. George’s, Rev. J. Roger, St. James.
Church of Scotland, Rev. John Machar, D. D, Rev. D. Morrison.
Free Church, Rev. Robert Reed, Rev. R. F. Burns.
Wesleyan Methodist Church, Rev. R. Clarke, Rev. C. Lavell, Rev. S. D. Rice.
Roman Catholic Church, Right Rev. Remi Gaulin, bishop of Kingston; Right Rev. Patrick Phelan, coadjutor and bishop of Carraha; Rev. Patrick Dollard, Rev. John Farrel, Rev. James Rossiter.
Baptist Church, Rev. J. Lorimer.
Congregational Church, Rev. K. M. Fenwick.