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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1890

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Arrivals: prop. Alma Munro, Chicago, 8,058 bush wheat.

The schr. Emerald, Capt. M. Troy, has been chartered to load timber at Toledo for Collinsby.

The prison yacht sunk during the gale on Thursday, was raised yesterday. The damage she sustained was light.

Capt. Ure has relinquished command of the schr. W.T. Greenwood, and his half interest in that vessel has been purchased by Capt. James Wilson, who will sail her.

Cleared: schr. Annandale, Charlotte, 4,500 ties; prop. Canada, Duluth, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 91,000 feet lumber; schr. Ella Murton, Fairhaven, 237 tons ice; schr. Fleetwing, Oswego, 179,000 feet lumber.

The schr. Undine, long under the command of Capt. Joseph Johnston, has been sold to Capt. Alexander Ure, of the schr. W.T. Greenwood, for $2600. The Undine is a fore-and-after of 196 tons register. She classes A 2 1/2, and is one of the smartest schooners on the lakes.

Echoes of the Yacht Races - more details.

Another Boat Upset Yesterday - str. Maud rescues 2 men from overturned skiff near Wells Island.


Washington, Aug. 22nd - The committee on commerce did not secure an order this week to consider the bill which provides for reciprocity in wrecking with Canada. The reason was that the committee rules, which is entirely controlled by the republican political managers of the house, decided to give all the time for a week to bills in which the farmers suppose they are interested. In other words, the spectre of the farmers' alliance has already begun to manifest itself in the house of representatives. In fact it has already defeated for renomination a large number of the northern democratic representatives.

If the reports which reach here from Canada are correct as to the attitude of the dominion government with respect to this proposition, there is not likely to be anything come of it. The reports from Canada state that the dominion government will not act in accordance with the suggestion of the bill, which has already received a favorable report from the committee on commerce, unless the United States shall at the same time grant full reciprocity in the coasting trade along the lakes. There is just now no disposition to give any encouragement to such a proposition in congress. A great deal is made here of the unwillingness of the dominion government to grant reciprocity to wrecking, and it has been charged at different times that the dominion authorities were lacking in humanity in that account, but in the present condition of the two houses there is not the slightest probability that any proposition looking to reciprocity in the coasting trade would be favorably considered. Under the navigation laws a change in the policy of the government, with respect to the coasting trade, would not probably be affected by treaty. At all events, if any such treaty negotiations are in progress, as is intimated from Ottawa, they could, so far as the United States congress is concerned, only be a preliminary suggestion. The final action with respect to the navigation laws, would ultimately have to proceed from congress as a whole. The amendments to the shipping act, which were passed in the house last week, were not calculated to benefit the Canadians, except in so far as dominion sailors may desire to avail themselves of the privileges of the national law. They can now do so, while heretofore they could not secure the same right under the shipping laws which were in force.

p.4 Drowned On the River - str. Junita (Juanita ?) of Clayton hits skiff, drowns blind fiddler from Fiddler's Elbow.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1890