p.2 City Items - The schooner Mary O'Gorman, laden with 8,000 bushels of peas, arrived from the Bay of Quinte. Mr. J.H. Henderson & Co's Elevator unloaded 2000 bushels of the cargo into three box freight cars for Montreal, the barges having been laid up for the winter; 500 bushels were discharged in the storehouse on St. Lawrence wharf, and the schooner will sail this evening with the remainder consigned to Oswego. A despatch says that the Northern Transportation Company has suspended -liabilities $400,000, of which $200,000 are due to the banks in Ogdensburg, Detroit, Toledo, and small amounts in New York. This was the only American company owning and running boats on Lake Ontario. We hear of no parties in Kingston being affected by the failure. The propeller Brantford arrived from Montreal, with a heavy cargo bound up; and the steamer St. Helen touched on her way down from Belleville. The wreck of the little schooner William John, purchased by Mr. Wilson, has been hauled out at the Marine Railway, and broken up for firewood.
CLOSING UP OF THE SEASON
or The Loose Screw
Is it not a pity after so much time, talent, capital and ingenuity as have been displayed in bringing the Eureka Pump to its present state of perfection that no manufacturing company can be found in the Dominion of Canada to enter upon the manufacture of them, although such floods of orders (according to the Kingston Whig) had been given in before the 21st of last June, thus delaying such a source of home industry for another year, while so many of our able mechanics have been out of employment, and also while Brokenshire has turned out twenty-three thousand dollars worth of his "Atlantic Patent Ship Pumps" during the present season, of which five thousand dollars worth have been manufactured at Messrs. Davidson & Doran's Foundry in this city, not including his Large Wrecking Pumps, got up expressly for pumping out cargoes of grain, etc. out of sunken vessels. Now, surely something must be wrong with the Eureka Pump. I am afraid (using an old expression) that there is a screw loose somewhere, and my advice is, Tighten up your nuts, boys.
Kingston, Nov. 24th, 1870 J. BROKENSHIRE