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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 24, 1873

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Fine weather having again set in, work is being prosecuted with great vigour, and there is a prospect of a large fleet arriving soon. The various forwarders are now pretty well prepared for this, as the arrears are being rapidly taken up.

Coulthurst & McPhie's wharf - The schr. Mary Jane, Chicago, 20,000 bush. wheat; Nellie Sherwood, Hamilton, 40,000 West India staves. Cleared: B., 11,875 bushels of wheat; Powerful, 18,862 bush. wheat; Pontiac, 12,700 West India staves, 13,682 pipe staves; 160 pieces heading; Wild Goose, 18,204 pipe staves, 4,660 West India staves.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Mary Merritt, Chicago, 20,120 bush. wheat; Knight Templar, Chicago, 17,600 bush. wheat. Tug Charlotte arrived with 4 barges. The tug Elfin left with Relief, 12,300 bush. wheat; Flint, 6,713 bush. wheat; Dauntless, 11,231 bush. wheat; Fortitude, 11,499 bush. corn; and another with 16,100 bush. wheat. The tug Charlotte leaves tonight with Cayuga, 18,198 bush. wheat; Dululth, 21,097 bush. wheat; C., 9,000 bush. wheat; Amazon, 9,277 bushels of wheat.

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The steamer Magnet passed up. The schr. Peerless arrived from Cleveland with 363 tons soft coal; steam barge Nile arrived from the Rideau Canal with a general cargo.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - The schr. James Norris, Chicago, 17,805 bush. wheat; Dundee, Toronto, 14,600 bush. wheat; Laura, Chicago, 21,173 bush. wheat. The tug Wren left with barges Jet, 22,600 bush. wheat and corn; Linnet, 16,000 bush. wheat; Finch, 12,300 bush. wheat; Martin, 12,700 bushels of corn.

Port Colborne, Oct. 23rd - Down: prop. Lake Michigan, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo; barque London, Toledo, Kingston, lumber; schrs. Parry Hannah, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn; E.J. McVea, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; J.R. Noyes, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; propellers Europe, Chicago, Montreal, wheat; Lowell, do., Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schrs. Rising Star, do., Kingston, wheat; Lyman Casey, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn; Minnie Bell, do., Oswego, wheat; Queen of the Lakes, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Thos. Perry, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn; props. Lawrence, Chicago, do., gen. cargo; Oswegatchie, do., do.; schrs. Orient, do., Oswego, corn; Gleniffer, Milwaukee, St. Catharines, wheat; Jessie Scarth, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Sweden, Bay City, Kingston, timber; barque R. Gaskin and Geo. G. Houghton.

Up: schrs. Lillie Parsons, H.P. Murray, prop. Granite State, schrs. W.B. Phelps, Cossack, Sam Amsden, Acacia, Starling, props. City of New York, Empire, Scotia, schrs. Southampton, F. Simms, barque Alexander, schr. Prussia.

Vessels in harbour wind bound - steam barge Lothair, props. Empire, Granite State, schrs. Persia, H.P. Murray, Bismarck, St. Lawrence, T. Martin, W.M. Venatta, Mary Copely, barque Arctic, Gibraltar, schr. Peebler, barque Alexander, schrs. Smith & Post, Stanlaus, Rockaway, J.G. McGrath, A. Falconer, Southampton, H. Simms, L. Parsons.

Drowned - Capt. Lawrence McEvoy, of the schooner Ben Folger, was drowned in Brockville harbour yesterday afternoon. A telegram was received early this morning by Mr. John Fraser, owner of the vessel, stating that the captain was missing; and a short time after another with the news that the body had been found. On receipt of telegrams Mr. Fraser proceeded at once to Brockville on the steamer Passport; and this afternoon, Mr. John Halligan, Captain McEvoy's brother-in-law, went down to the same place. We are as yet without particulars of the occurrence. Deceased leaves a widow and three children to mourn his loss. He was a genial, kindly-hearted man, and his loss is much regretted by his friends in town, of whom he had a great many. There is a rumour of foul play having been used, as there was a probability of a large sum of money being on the captain's person, but for want of particulars we can find no confirmation of the rumour.

Appointment - W.B. Simpson now Collector of Customs for Montreal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 24, 1873