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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 13, 1874

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p.2 To the Editor of the Daily News.

Shortage Again - The Chicago Post and Mail says: "Capt. D.P. Nickerson, of the schooner I.N. Foster, reports a shortage of about 130 bushels on a cargo of 21,500 bushels of wheat at Kingston, consigned by A. Geddes, of this city, to the Montreal Warehouse Company. This shortage cost him about $190, all that he made on the trip. He asserts that it is a fraud in weighing out at Kingston."

Sir; - The facts as to the above are very simple, on the 21st of July the schooner I.N. Foster arrived in Kingston and was discharged. The bill of lading called for 21,500 bushels, on being unloaded the captain discovered that the centre box had leaked considerably, and damaged part of his cargo. The delivery in Kingston was 76 bushels short, not one hundred and thirty, and the amount paid for shortage was $91.60, not one hundred and ninety dollars. To our knowledge the captain sold thirty bags of the damaged grain to Mr. Corrigan in the Market Square, he may have sold more but we know of that quantity. How then could he expect his cargo to hold out after selling so much of it. The above article speaks of dishonest weighing in Kingston, do the above facts show any dishonesty. They need no comment from us, but we cannot help but thinking that a Kingston paper should not publish such things until the contradiction can go with it.

Kingston, Aug. 13th, 1874 A FORWARDER

Drowning - Louis Blondheim, of this city, went up to Chicago last Friday, on a pleasure excursion with Captain Colville, of the schr. James R. Benson. The schooner required some repairs, and while there deceased resolved to return home, taking passage at Port Dalhousie in the schooner Augusta for that purpose. While on the way down, and within about thirty miles of Long Point, deceased, who had been unwell for some time, jumped overboard and was drowned....

Marine Intelligence

James Swift & Co.'s wharf - steamer Norseman from Rochester; Spartan from Hamilton; Algerian from Montreal; prop. Georgia from Port Stanley; Lake Michigan, from Montreal.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - prop. Argyle, from Pt. Dalhousie, 17,000 bush. corn; schr. H.P. Murray, from Pt. Dalhousie, 10,004 bush. corn; prop. Enterprise, from Pt. Dalhousie, 20,500 bush. corn.

Jones & Millar's wharf - prop. City of St. Catharines with 4,000 bush. wheat.

Port Colborne, Aug. 12th, Down: schr. Hugh Coyne, Oakharbor, Oswego, timber; Alzora, Toledo, Oswego, coal; prop. Champlain, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Abercorn, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; schr. Thos. Parsons, Chicago, do., do.; barge John Mark, White Hall, Ogdensburg, lumber; Lester, do., do., do.; Albany, Muskony, do., do.; steam barge Glasgow, do., do., do.; schr. Annie Grover, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn; G.L. Wrenn, do., do.; lumber; barque Mary Jane, Cleveland, Hamilton, wheat; schr. Belle Mitchell, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Eveline, Chicago, do., do.; Perry White, Ashtabula, Welland, coal; M.J. Cummings, Chicago, Oswego, corn; barque R. Gaskin, Two Heart River, Kingston, lumber; brig Fleur de Marie, Cleveland, Montreal, coal.

Up: schr. Wild Rover, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; Wm. Raynor, Oswego, Detroit, coal; Valentine, do., Toledo, do.; Mediterranean, Cobourg, Ashtabula, iron ore; Shannon, McDonald's Cove, Duncan City, light; E. Bates, Cape Vincent, Toledo, ice; Ada Medora, Kingston, Ashtabula, iron ore; Blazing Star, Oswego, Detroit, coal; steambarge Swallow, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, light; barge Fanny, Ogdensburg, Chicago, light.

p.3 According to the Brockville Enterprise the new steamboat company have made arrangements for the building of 4 large and commodious steamers to ply between Lewiston and Ogdensburg, and to connect there with boats to be furnished by the Richelieu Company. The new boats are to be about the size of the steamer New York, formerly running on the south shore, and are to be fitted up in first class style with all the latest improvements, and unsurpassed in speed.

C.I. - 12th - Prop. Africa, Toledo, M.T. Co., 3,495 bush. wheat.

Str. Kincardine, Oswego, A. Chown, 1 bdl. oil cloth; R. Carson, 100 sacks meal.

Prop. St. Catharines, Jones & Miller, 4,004 bush. wheat.

Schr. Wacousta, Cleveland, C.F. Gildersleeve, 388 tons coal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 13, 1874