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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1884

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The sloop Murray has arrived with 55,000 feet of lumber for W. McRossie.

The steambarge C.N. Pratt has been chartered to carry deals from Manistique to Kingston. The terms are private.

The first Cleveland-Hendricks flag hoisted at this port flew from the mast head of the schr. Watertown, Capt. O'Connor.

The tug Mixer was sold today at Hutcheson's for $700. Donnelly Bros. were the purchasers. The tug F.A. Folger was not disposed of.

The barge (unreadable ) in tow of the tug E.D. Wheeler, arrived at Richardson's dock today from Oswego with 140 tons of coal. She is on her way for Smith's Falls.

M.T. Co.'s wharf - The schrs. Nebraska and Toronto are loading lumber for Oswego. The departures are the tug Active and three barges, Charlotte, to load coal.

The str. Rothesay is now off the Clayton-Montreal route, and will carry excursions as opportunity offers. Capt. Estes, the commander, being unwell, will spend the winter in Florida.

Arrivals at Rathbun's wharf - steam barge Free Mason, Belleville, brick; tug Heney, Ottawa, and three barges, 350,000 feet lumber; schr. Two Brothers, Deseronto, lumber and shingles. Departure - schr. Cornelia, Oswego, 110,000 feet lumber.

p.3 Arrival Of The Atalanta - The yacht Atalanta, struck by the tug McArthur yesterday morning near the Upper Gap, arrived here this morning. Her side planks are broken and generally she is in a bad condition. The tug did not run "hard on" her; had she done so the yacht would have been cut in two. Her crew are Captain Covert, W. Rogers, J. Caton, G. Caton and J. Ryan. They were bound for Toronto.

A Whopper - As a specimen of the presumption and falsifying propensity of the News we present this extract from last evening's issue:

"Canadian boats are not allowed to trade between two American ports without touching at a Canadian port as has been stated in the Whig."

Daily, for months, the Royal Mail steamers have stopped at Clayton, Thousand Island Park and Alexandria Bay. Where are the intervening Canadian ports? Our contemporary's zeal for contradiction very often perpetuates its notorious disregard of truth.

We refer our contemporary to Folger Bros. or C.F. Gildersleeve if its staff cannot believe their own senses, having many times been upon the Maud when she stopped at two U.S. ports. The law forbids such stops, but they have been permitted to become a practice.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1884