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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1882

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p.3 Eilbeck's Elevator - Mr. R.J. Eilbeck, grain merchant, is having a steam elevator put into his warehouse at the foot of Princess street. The carpenters are now at work upon it. The warehouse will also be thoroughly fitted up with bins, making it one of the most commodious and complete in the city.


The Oliver Mowat has cleared with stone for Charlotte.

The George B. Sloan takes wheat to Kingston at 4 cents.

The schooner Anna M. Foster is loading ore for Fairhaven at 30 cents.

The schr. Mary is loading iron ore for Ashtabula. The rate given is 65 cents, or 75 cents per ton f.o.b.

The schr. Hannah Butler has arrived from Hamilton with 7,205 bushels of wheat.

The barges Detroit and Cleveland arrived last evening from Montreal with 600 tons of steel rails.

The dockmen are idle. There is very little work for them to obtain. For years they have not had so unfortunate a season.

The steamer Corsican went west last evening. The Algerian passed down this morning. Both had a large number of passengers.

The tug Glide, since she has been rebuilt, is one of the most economical and inexpensive on the river, and she is certainly one of the most useful. The captain and engineer speak highly of her capabilities.

Regatta At Oswego.

"A fall regatta is talked of at Oswego, and very likely will occur, with prizes worth contesting for. If so, we shall hope to see a good racing day, and a full representation of Canadian boats." - [Palladium]

Is there any doubt about the award of prizes to the winners? We remember that the Emma was humbugged out of first money in a regatta a couple of seasons ago, advantage being taken of a technicality in the rules in order to do so. We know that our American friends prefer their own boats to win, but if the yachts carrying the stars and stripes are not speedy enough to lead over the course the judges should gracefully bow to the inevitable and pay the Canadian winners their dues. The Palladium speaks deprecatingly of the Bay of Quinte fleet. It wouldn't do so if it knew that Belleville parties own some of the smartest second class boats on Lake Ontario. The Kingston yachtsmen have already proved their claim to recognition, the championship flag of the district being now held by Mr. Offord.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1882