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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1880

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The sloop Empress is loading hop poles here for Rockport.

The sch. George Suffel is hauled out at Mill Point for repairs.

The Algerian arrived on her first trip from Montreal this afternoon and in good time.

The large fleet of vessels coming from Chicago and Toledo are expected in here tomorrow.

The Richardson carries 9500 bush of rye to Oswego. She is loading at Richardson's warehouse.

The prop. Cuba from Toronto, Armenia from Ogdensburg, called at Swifts wharf last evening and this morning.

Considerable repairs are being made to the steamer Magnet. The wheelhouse is being enlarged and otherwise improved.

The sch. Albacore and barge Benson, from Kingston to Cleveland with ice, passed through the canal yesterday.

The steam yacht Reindeer from Alexandria Bay came up this morning with a party of pleasure seekers.

The repairs of the M.T. Company's dock are nearly completed. The carpenters are engaged in partly rebuilding one of the barges.

Vessels drawing 12' of water will experience difficulty in getting to the docks in both the upper and lower harbours, Ogdensburg.

The sch. Russia, from Tyrconnell to Thorold, loaded with grain, struck the abutment at the bridge at Port Robinson, and sank immediately.

The wrecked schooner David Andrews was towed by the tug Moray into the Oswego

drydock on Tuesday for repairs. She appears to be in good condition.

The prop. Argyle was the first craft up from Montreal. She arrived here last evening en route to Detroit with a heavy cargo of merchandise.

The tug Elenor (Eleanor?) with barges Bloomer and Minnie Lieudon arrived last night with iron ore from Ottawa. The ore was transferred to the sch. Wm. Elgin for Astabula. Carrying rate, 75 cents per ton.

The str. Chieftain left to help the str. J.A. Macdonald down the Gallops rapids with her raft. The str. Traveller has gone to Prescott to tow up the sch. M.L. Breck, laden with iron ore for Cleveland.

The Glide left last evening for Montreal with barges Kinghorn, 14662 bush corn, 3155 bush wheat, and 61 tons sandstone; Lancaster 16650 bushels corn. The tug will bring back a large number of empty barges lying at Montreal.

T.C. Carey, President of the St. Catharines Sailors Union, went up to Port Colborne on business, and was charged with persuading sailors to break their engagements and leave their vessels. He was arrested, convicted of misdemeanor, and sent to gaol for a month. The Union men here are considerably excited and denounce the act of having him imprisoned without the option of a fine.

Labourers Union - Last evening, after much deliberation, wharf labourers of the city to the number of about 75, formed themselves into a union, adopting the Port Hope Labourers' Union rules. The officers were all elected. It was decided that the price for labour should be 20 cents per hour. The men pledged themselves not to work along with non-union men. The Wm. Elgin was the first vessel to employ the Union men.

A Kingston Vessel Ashore - The sch. Bangalore, Capt. McArthur, corn laden, from Chicago to Kingston, ran ashore on the south-east corner of North Manitou Island during a heavy snowstorm on Friday morning. She had a cargo of 23,000 bushels of corn, shipped by Hayden, of Chicago, and consigned to Gunn & Co. of Kingston. The tug Leviathan, of Chicago, went to her assistance. The cargo is insured in the Phoenix and Manufacturers, of Boston. The vessel measures 410 tons, is valued at $18,000, and is insured. It is not known positively here whether any damage has been done to vessel, or whether it has been got off yet. A telegram was received yesterday from Capt. McArthur, from Sheboygan, but whether he was there with the vessel is not reported. The Bangalore was a new vessel and would recquire considerable force to stave her in.

Police Court - fish venders to enter fish house at once.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1880