Cargo of Cement Arrives
The steamer Edward Buckley did not reach here until Saturday evening, and the work of unloading was not commenced until the following day. She had on 3,000 barrels of cement for the Fuller Goodman company, all of which has practically been sold to the patrons of the firm. There were 168 load delivered to farm teams farmers taking the cement off the boat as fast as it was unloaded. The balance of the cargo was stored, while several carloads have subsequently been shipped to the yards at Forestville and Maplewood and delivered to fill orders which had been received. There were forty men engaged in teh work of unloading the craft and they were paid $1 an hour for working in the hold and 75 cents on deck. The men made a record on the job, having taken only thirteen and one-half hours in unloading the boat. This was considerable of a surprise to the owners as they expected it would take a couple of days for the job. The Buckley was expected to arrive here Saturday morning, but was delayed by bad weather.
The farmers came from all parts of the county, being most eager to get the cement as rail shipments are at a standstill and water transportation was a last resort. Much credit is due the Fuller Goodman company for bringing this cargo here, as without it the farmers were unable to complete their barns and silos.