The McKinley Bill in Canada.
The Canadians Hustling in the Shipment of their Products - A Few Hours More Shuts Them Out.
Cape Vincent, N.Y. Oct. 3. - The seed houses here are working full force night and day emptying as many schooners as possible, in order to get their Canadian-grown peas and beans into the country before the McKinley bill goes into effect.
Windsor, Ont., Oct. 3. - It is likely that the McKinley bill will stop entirely the exportation of horses and eggs, both of which have been exported largely from this country. A tremendous rush has been made lately to get all the eggs possible over before the 6th inst.
Sarnia, Ont., Oct. 3. - The coming in force of the McKinley bill on the sixth has had the effect here, within the last few days, of dropping the price of barley materially. A high price was paid for several days by those buying for quick shipment to the stated before the bill came in force. The United States markets for Canadian eggs is considered practically closed.
Ogdensburg, N.Y., Oct. 3 . - The most noticeable effect of the McKinley tariff bill is the hurrying through of goods now en route. Seventeen thousand dollars worth of fire crackers imported via Vancouver has just been brought in at this port. Large quantities of barley have been rushed over in the past few days. The future effect of the bill will be the immdiate stopping of duitiable goods heretofore imported from or via Canada.
Picton, Ont., Oct. 3. - Great activity has been manifested here in all lines of goods that find a market in the United States. Barley has been rushed forward, leaving very little unthreshed. Fully two-thirds of the crop has been marketed. The two large seed houses have been working to their utmost capacity for the past two months preparing and shipping peas, and the two canning factories have been working full capacity and overtime.
Port Hope, Ont. - Oct. 3. - Schooners, steamers and cars are employed in rushing everything to the frontier before the higher American duties come into force on the sixth inst. It is feared, however, that today's storm will prevent a large quantity of produce from getting over in time, and buyers have deferred buying anything more for the United States market. The major part of the season's produce will have got to market under the old tariff, and the bill has done good in the matter of prices.
Belleville, Ont. Oct. 3. - The effect of the passage of the McKinley bill has been to hurry forward shipments of barley, of which the elevators and warehouses have been cleared. Fully half the crop, which is light, has already been moved. A large exportation of peas and apples has also been made. All the eggs in store have been shipped. The prospective effect of the measure will be to stop export of barley and peas unless the United States prices advance to such extent that our present prices can be paid. The export of eggs will also be stopped.