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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 25, 1883

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The steam barge Reliance has arrived from Charlotte with 297 tons coal.

The schr. Annandale has cleared with lumber and telegraph poles for Oswego.

The schr. Emerald is on St. Catharines dry dock. She sprang a leak on her downward trip.

It is said that there are about a quarter of a million bushels of grain on the lakes en route to Kingston.

The tug Perew has cleared for Montreal with five barges having 2,400 tons of coal and 14,000 bush. of grain.

The schr. Huron has turned up all right. She is now at St. Catharines with white wood from Lake Superior. She, too, will lay up.

The drill scow Torpedo, in the Galops, is to be moved 800 feet down stream to the head of the lower bar. The chain tug remains in her present station. River pilots will do well to paste this in their hats.

The schr. Sylvester Neelon is at Bay City, where she will lay up. She went there after a load of cubic timber, but as she could not reach Collin's Bay in time to catch the raft being made up for Quebec, her owners decided to stop over for the winter and avoid the expense incurred by sailors' wages, $3 per day.

Capt. Saxie Brooks, of the Cecilia of Port Dalhousie, had a dispute with Miller, the mate, at Port Arthur. Miller slashed the Captain's throat, making a gash of three inches and a half. Brooks was about to shoot when the two men were separated. The Captain will recover.

The schr. Flora Howard has been towed into Charlotte harbor. She had been caught in the storm while en route from Wellington to Oswego. She had her jibboom and forward sails carried away, and was pounding badly when rescued. Seamen say that Lake Ontario was never rougher than on Saturday and Sunday.

The Chicago Times says a sensational item has been published to the effect that the Canadian schooner Bangalore, when placed in the dry dock, was found to have been bored with an auger, with an alleged intention of sinking her. The Captain of the Bangalore was at the Custom House yesterday and denounced the report as a ridiculous statement, without the slightest shadow of truth.

Claim Against The Prussia.

The claim held against the prop. Prussia by the Dominion Wrecking and Salvage Company has been adjusted. The Insurance Pool has telegraphed the Captain to draw on them. The propeller has been detained here by the Customs authorities for not reporting her repairs. The circumstances have been made known to the Department at Ottawa. There was a rumor afloat that a fine of $200 had been imposed. We asked a Customs official:

"Do you think the Captain will be fined?"

"Yes I do, but probably not such a sum as has been mentioned."

"What did the repairs at Oswego cost?"

"I don't know, but an authority says $2,000."

Peter Mitchell says he was prepared to pull the Prussia out here but the insurers would not accept his terms. He could have drydocked the boat.

The Oswego Disturbances - Oswego, Oct. 25th - The militia are guarding the Rathbun Company's yards. A crowd of Italians arrived but they were frightened and taken away again. The barge Resolute arrived yesterday with nine men, but these went back at night. Other Canadian workmen are expected by the firm.

p.3 Engaging Men For Oswego - Rathbun Co. fighting union.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 25, 1883