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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 22, 1869


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p.2 Shipping News - The eighth raft consisting of 25 drams of oak and elm timber and staves, was despatched last evening to Quebec in tow of the steamer Wellington, by Messrs. Calvin & Breck. The propeller arrived at the M.T. Company's wharf this morning from Milwaukee, with 14,000 bushels of wheat and 200 barrels of flour. The Elgin tug leaves the same wharf this evening for Montreal, with three barges, having on board 3,400 barrels of flour and 25,000 bushels of wheat. The schooner Richardson with 134,000 feet of lumber and laths, left Gurney and Glidden's this morning. The steamer St. Helen took on board a large cargo at Swift's wharf on her way down last night. The propeller passed down this morning. The steamer City of Ottawa, from Ottawa, arrived and departed today. The schooner Tecumseth left J.H. Henderson's wharf this afternoon for Kincardine in ballast.

The Sailors' Strike - A disturbance took place this morning at Glassford and Jones' wharf, growing out of the present sailors strike. The captain of the schooner Ayr, lying at that wharf, having paid off the crew which he brought with him, proceeded to ship a new set of hands, paying the men the old rate of wages, in which he was successful. This becoming known, a number of the sailors on the strike assembled at the wharf, and endeavoured to prevent the men fulfilling the contract, and forced all but three to leave the vessel. One or two of the strikers went so far as to endeavour to board the vessel and force on shore the three men who were on board and had taken refuge in the forecastle, but were prevented from doing so by the captain, a man of determined character, who cooly informed them that the first man who set foot on the deck of his vessel for such purpose he would shoot. One of the strikers got up the side ladder of the vessel, but not liking the captain's appearance got down again, and the police coming up just then the men dispersed. We believe this is the first instance of a vessel standing out against the strike and obtaining a crew, but are informed that the combination is chiefly supported by intimidation, and that some roughs at the bottom of it are not really sailors, but keep the thing alive in the interests of crimps and shebeen house keepers.

The Propeller Bruno - The Bruno arrived today from Milwaukee. The reports in the newspapers relating to her seizure for an infringement of the customs laws was totally erroneous. Her captain states that the report originated from an officer, who was in charge of the Mary Merritt during her detention for an offence of that nature, having been, upon the Merritt's release, transferred to the Bruno to superintend the weighing of her cargo of iron. It was remarked to Captain Gaskin at the time that the presence of the officer on board would give rise to the report that the Bruno had been seized, and so it came to pass.


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Date of Original:
June 22, 1869
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KN.25645
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English
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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 22, 1869