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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 23, 1847


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p.3 Fun of the Cobourg Star - This newspaper is becoming vastly facetious - it pokes its fun at the Kingston Forwarders. Had it the good luck to be located among them, it would be soon taught better manners. Let any one compare the state of Forwarding in the present day, with what it was twelve years ago, and he would then be enabled to judge of the real merits, skill, and enterprise of the Kingston Forwarders. Meanwhile we shall let the "fun" pass for what it is worth.

Kingston Forwarding Companies - Pleasantly because they advertise to forward goods entrusted to them, "this side up with care." A package leaving Montreal early in May, generally gets in Cobourg at the end of the season. We have several times been complained to about this. These gentlemen must surely have had occasions to note as their writing masters that "Procrastination is the thief of time." It is but a poor excuse that they are lulled to sleep by that bewitching air, "Still so gently o'er me stealing," that the time glides imperceptibly away; sound practical business men, should scorn such effeminacy.

Opening of the Navigation - A large quantity of last year's Morrison's Pills having been thrown into the Bay at Kingston, on the following day the River was opened as far as Gananoque. It is supposed the Forwarding Companies will administer another dose at their own expense, which it is fondly hoped will clear the ice out to Dickenson's Landing.

When a man is sent to Jericho in future, he had better make interest to be forwarded on his journey by the Kingston Companies. He will be a long time going. [Coburg Star]

SCHOONER FOR SALE .

The Subscriber offers for sale the Schooner MOHAWK CHIEF, capable of carrying 750 bushels of Flour, and well adapted for the Lake or Bay Trade.

The above Vessel, if not previously disposed of by private sale, will be sold

BY AUCTION

On the 20th May next, at Portsmouth, near Kingston.

For further particulars, apply to Robert Fisher, Portsmouth.

THOMAS DOWNEY.

Fredericksburgh, April 23, 1847.

NOTICE.

The Public are informed that the Montreal and Kingston

MAIL LINE OF STEAMERS

Will commence plying daily, from this Port to Dickenson's Landing, until further notice, on Monday the 19th instant, leaving Kingston at 7 A.M.

Office of the Montreal and Kingston Mail Company, Commercial Wharf.

Kingston, 16th April, 1847.

KINGSTON, TORONTO, HAMILTON AND NIAGARA.

The Royal Mail Steamers

1847 1847

Will leave Kingston for Cobourg, Port Hope, and Toronto, daily (Sundays excepted,) at 5 o'clock P.M. on the arrival of the Mail Steamer from Montreal. The Steamer Eclipse leaves Toronto daily (Sundays excepted,) for Hamilton, at half-past two o'clock P.M.

Fare from Kingston to Hamilton Cabin $4 1/2

do. do. Deck $2

from Kingston to Niagara Cabin $4

do. do. Deck $2

do. Toronto Cabin $4

do. do. Deck $2

Kingston to Cobourg & Port Hope Cabin $2

do. do. do. Deck $1

Returning, will leave Toronto daily (Sundays excepted,) on the arrival of the Mail Steamer Eclipse, from Hamilton, at 12 o'clock, noon.

JOHN H. GREER, AGENT.

Royal Mail Packet Office, Greer's Wharf,

Kingston, April 22nd, 1847.

NOTICE.

The Subscribers hereby give notice, that from and after this date they will carry on the business of WAREHOUSEMEN apart from that of FORWARDERS, and will not receive into their warehouses here any produce other than that already contracted for, excepting in the former capacity, for which the following Warehouse dues shall be charged for every ten days that such produce may remain here.

They further give notice that should the owners of such property be desirous of covering the same by Insurance against fire while warehoused here, the subscribers will, on being requested in writing, act as their Agents for such purpose, so far as it can be effected.

Flour, per barrel, 1d.

Beef and Pork, 1 1/2 d.

Ashes, 3d.

Grain, per bushel, 1/2 d.

And other property in proportion.

HOOKER, HENDERSON & Co.

MACPHERSON & CRANE.

JAMES A. WALKER & Co.

H. & S. JONES & Co.

Kingston, 22nd April, 1847.


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April 23, 1847
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KN.5395
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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 23, 1847