|Friday, January 22, 1904||The Newmarket Era||Page 1, col. 6|
Busy growing Newmarket.
This energetic North York town continues to prosper.
A New Year's visit to Newmarket found this well-known town ready for another year of active, industrial progress.
The United Factories' premises have been almost restored from the dilapidated condition left by the destruction boiler explosion in November. Mayor Cane, the managing director, has given personal supervision to every detail of the extensive repairs. These include a brace of powerful new water-tube, non-explosive boilers of the latest pattern, manufactured in Scotland, and which cost $8,000.00; also a fine, new 100 foot smoke stack, and other improvements calculated to ensure the safety of employes and improvement of the works.
The Specialty Works continue to enlarge their premises and increase their pay roll. A new industry, employing a considerable number of hands—a clothing factory—has also lately been opened.
The municipal electric lighting plant is constantly extending and here it has become the popular thing to contract for current by meter, some fifty or sixty meters now being in use. Mr. G. L. Kitchen, formerly of Acton, is still in charge.
Real estate values in Newmarket are rising rapidly, and the town is becoming noted for fine, private residents. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson are to be congratulated upon their beautiful new home, in which they joyously celebrated their silver wedding anniversary with a numerous company of friends on New Year's Eve. The architect of this splendid home was Mr. J. A. Ellis, Toronto, whose fame for successfully evolving plans for fine residence is known throughout the Dominion.
The decision of Hon. E. J. David to settle in Newmarket, is generally appreciated by the citizens as a compliment to their town. Mr. Davis has purchased a fine residence with extensive grounds near to that of his life-long friend Mayor Cane. He is not getting settled in his new home.