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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 29, 1874

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p.1 The boat race will take place tomorrow at 2 o'clock, to start from Swift's dock. The first prize will be a silver cup, the second a flag, and the third $1. The entrance fee is $1, to be paid to Mr. R. Makin this evening, and the name of the boat given at the time of entry.

Boat Building - Mr. H. Cunningham's yard presents a busy appearance at present. A larger number of boats are ready for sale, and a large number are getting ready to supply their place when they shall have gone off. Mr. Cunningham's boats are so well and favourably known over Canada that his hands are full.

p.2 A Sad Accident - We regret to have to announce the sudden death of Mr. Sylvester Sullivan, engineer, the news of which was received by his bereaved family yesterday by telegram from Ottawa, where his son resides. The deceased has been a resident of Kingston for many years, and went to occupy a position on board the Union Forwarding Company's steamers, and was killed while in the discharge of his duty. Mr. Sullivan was a first class engineer, and highly esteemed by all who knew him. His bereaved family reside upon Barrie street, a little below the Collegiate Institute. The body is expected tomorrow.

Awful Death Of An Engineer - Des Joachim, May 28th - The engineer of the steamer John Egan, named Sylvester Sullivan, of Kingston, was killed accidently this morning by the engine crank striking him on the head, while passing under it. His head was nearly severed from his body. His death was instantaneous.

Marine Intelligence

Jas. Swift & Co. - The strs. Osprey and Spartan arrived from Hamilton. The steambarge Kitty Friel from Rideau Canal. The prop. Kincardine left for Oswego.

Montreal Transportation Co. - The schr. Nevada arrived from Milwaukee with 18,006 bushels wheat; the schr. Marysburg, from Meaford, with 10,576 bushels wheat; the schr. Preston, from Chicago, with 15,500 bushels wheat; tug Glide arrived with barges Vblitz (sic), Montreal, Chicago, and Cruiser. The Cruiser with 45 tons hay. The Glide arrived with the Montreal, with 19,488 bushels wheat; Chicago, 20,597 bushels wheat; Cruiser, 9,000 bushels wheat.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - prop. Enterprise, from Port Dalhousie, with 18,236 bushels corn and 2,000 bushels wheat; Quebec, 14,600 bushels corn; Alpha, Niagara, with 7,000 West India staves.

Port Colborne, May 28th - Down: schrs. Wake Up, Bufalo, Montreal, stone; Merrick, Bay City, Clayton, staves; steam-barge Petronille, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; schrs. Rival, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Mediterranean, Bay City, Collinsby, timber; Sweepstakes, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Aconta, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Belle Mitchell, do., do., do.

Up: schrs. Correspondent, Oswego, Chicago, coal; New Dominion, Toronto, Cleveland, light; barque St. Lawrence, Kingston, Sombra, light; J.C. Woodruff, do., blank; Bismarck, do., do.; Acacia, do., Cleveland, light; Albatross, do., Bay City, do.; Breck, do., Toledo, do.; M. Copely, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Duncan City, do., Detroit, do.; Belle Wallbridge, Toledo, do.; T.H. Howland, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, do.; prop. Lake Ontario, Montreal, Chicago, mdse.; schr. Lawra Belle, Oswego, do., coal; Heather Belle, do., Owen Sound, do. and pig iron; prop. Oswegatchie, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; schr. Lillie Parsons, Charlotte, do., coal; J.G. McGrath, Toronto, Bay City, light; schr. White Cloud, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal.

At Elevator - The schr. Amoske (sic - Amoskeag ?) and Aderonda (sic - Adirondack ?).

p.3 C.I. - 28th - Prop. Shickluna, Milwaukee, Holcomb & Stewart, 3,500 bush. wheat.

Str. Corsican, Montreal, W. Robinson, 5 bales.

29th - Schr. W.J. Preston, Chicago, M.T. Co., 15,500 bush. wheat.

Schr. Nevada, Milwaukee, M.T. Co., 18,000 do.


Action of Detroit Board of Trade

A Committee of the Detroit Board of Trade has submitted the following resolutions concerning the Reciprocity with Canada: -

Resolved, That the Detroit Board of Trade looks with favour upon the present movement for a new treaty of trade and navigation with the Dominion of Canada.

That the proper enlargement and deepening by the Dominion Government of the Welland and St. Lawrence Canals, and the deepening of the bed of the river at necessary points and their use on equal terms by the people of both countries, should form a part of the proposed treaty.

That in the opinion of this Board the product of the farm, the forest, the mine and the water might properly be embraced in a new treaty, as they were in the treaty of 1855, and to these might be added such coarse manufactures as will prove mutually beneficial without interfering with the fiscal necessities of the public treasury.

That the treaty should include the adjustment of the fishery question, pending under the Washington treaty, and that the common use of the St. Clair Flats Canal should be provided for on terms just and equal, as well as the common use of Lake Michigan and the St. Mary's Canal, except so far as the same may be included in the Treaty of Washington.

That such a treaty, with such modifications as the experience of the past and the wisdom of the present may suggest to the respective governments, would greatly advance the commercial prosperity of both countries cannot be reasonably doubted.

And while it would facilitate navigation and cheapen transportation and increase commerce, it would knit together in bonds of perpetual ? those whose interests have so much to unite them and so little to divide and separate them.

That we would respectfully ask our Senators and Representatives in Congress to promote by their official influence the successful negotiation of the proposed reciprocity treaty with the Dominion of Canada.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 29, 1874