p.1 Canal Discrimination - disagrees with Calvin's letter re. Americans treating us fairly; we are not allowed to navigate New York canals while they can use ours. [Montreal Star]
Kingston Only Gets It - ....."It has been decided by the government to renew the regulation, in force last year, with regard to the rebate of canal tolls on grain passing through the Welland canal. This means that the rebate will be allowed only on grain which is transhipped at a Canadian port en route to the seaboard....."
The First of the Season - The steamers Pierrepont and Maud were examined by inspectors Adams and Donnelly, this morning, and found to be all right. The Pierrepont left for Wolfe Island this afternoon and also attempts the trip to Cape Vincent tomorrow morning. A great deal of expense has been met in improving this boat during the winter.
Complimentary to Mr. Calvin.
In referring to Hiram A. Calvin's open letter to Premier Abbott dealing with the rebate on the canal tolls question, the Oswego Times says:
"Mr. Calvin is an extensive lumber shipper and vessel owner of Canada, and has always been a strong supporter of the Macdonald government. He resides in Kingston and is thoroughly conversant with the shipping trade of Canada. Whether he voices the sentiment of the majority of Canadians we cannot say, but that his argument appeals to all fair-minded men no one can deny, and the course he advocates as regards Canadian canals is only fair and right, and according to the spirit of the treaty of Washington this country tacitly agreed to throw open all government canals to the use of Canadians, but with the understanding that Canada would treat our citizens the same in regard to her government canals, which she has never done."