Silkville and De Boissiere (1870)

["Ottawa Journal," 20 Oct 1870, page 3, column 2]

Mr. De Boissiere has commenced the digging of a foundation of a new building for a silk factory, 25 x 80, at the French colony, to which he intends adding materially in a short time. Mr. La Feumne, who superintends the work, planted seed for 20,000 mulberry trees last spring. Mr. De Boissiere, who is a Frenchman, says the young trees have grown much more rapidly here than they do in France, some now being thirty inches high, as much in six months as they do in France in none months. The velvet trimming manufactures heretofore have been of different widths up to half an inch, but new looms, which will manufacture much wider goods to conform to the present fashions, are on the way from New York, and will be put up at once. Anothe rloom, to weave silk dress goods, is to be put up at an early day. One great advantage of this trimming alone most of the ordinary goods is that it has a selvage on both edges, an advantage easily appreciated by the fair sex.

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