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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jun 1897

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The steamer Quebec, from Montreal, is discharging a cargo of salt at the foot of Queen street.

The schooner Fabiola is unloading a cargo of coal for Collins Bay rafting company at Collins Bay.

The tug Walker with four barges containing 75,000 bushels of corn, cleared today for Montreal.

The sloop Volunteer is taking on board a cargo of shingles at the Mutual wharf for Cape Vincent, N.Y.

The tug Bronson, with two barges containing 36,000 bushels of corn, cleared this afternoon for Montreal.

The schooner Fleetwing cleared for Charlotte, N.Y., today for a cargo of coal for James Swift & Co.

The steamer Erin and consort Danforth, light, passed up through the Welland canal yesterday bound for Cleveland.

The steamer Bannockburn, Chicago, 65,000 bushels of corn, arrived in port this morning. She will clear tonight, light, for Fort William.

The steamer Glengarry, with consort Minnedosa, Chicago, arrived this morning with 86,000 bushels of corn. They will return tonight to the same port to reload.

The R. & O. steamer Corsican called at Swift's on her way to Montreal from Toronto this morning. A number of passengers disembarked at this port. The Spartan is expected to put in this afternoon on her way to Toronto.

THERE WAS A BIG MAJORITY - voting for bonus for elevator. (2/3 column)

To Begin At Once.

"We will begin operations at once," said alderman Mooers this morning. "An architect who has had a wide experience in elevator building in the west will be here in a day or two. He will look over several sites which we have in view and aid us in deciding upon one. Of course, the style of the structure will depend altogether upon the accommodation the site chosen will furnish. We may build only a 500,000 bushel storehouse at present, but this will be decided when the site is chosen. It is our intention to put in power that will drive machinery of a million bushel elevator. Just as soon as plans are proposed building operations will be begun. If it is possible, and I believe it is, the elevator will be ready to receive grain by November 1st. If we can get the storehouse filled for the winter there is no use allowing it to stand idle, as it will give us just so much more interest on our investment. No, I cannot say what sites we have in view, but that matter will be settled within a few days."

Hopes To See Others.

"I am glad to see that citizens have 'elevator on the brain,' " said Capt. Gaskin this morning, referring to the result of the vote on the bonus by-law. "I hope the feeling will continue and that more elevators will be built. If the people had taken this action in 1892 Prescott never would have had an elevator and Kingston would not have lost its grain trade. I hope those who have the project in hand will see their way clear to build the elevator in the lower end of the city where it will be most available in all kinds of weather. There is the wharf at the foot of Princess street, on the north side, or the one north of that again. These are good sites and it is in that locality that the elevator should be built. Any man in the grain trade will bear me out in this statement."

Sailors Will Organize - A movement is on foot among the sailors residing in this city to organize a union, with the object of securing higher wages and of giving mutual assistance to members who may be out of employment. A meeting is being arranged for and will be held in the course of a few days. Several prominent speakers will probably be in attendance.



Some of the Arrivals and Departures During the Week.

Arrivals - Schooner Nellie Hunter, Oswego, 375 tons of stove coal; sloop Maggie L., Trenton, 5,500 feet of lumber; steamer Tilley, Fort William, 40,000 bushels of wheat; schooner S.H. Dunn, Toledo, timber; schooner Bavaria, Toledo, timber; steamer King Ben, Oswego, coal; schooner Acacia, Charlotte, coal; schooner Echo, Cobourg, 3,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Ballou, Picton, 3,000 bushels of peas; schooner Annie Minnes, Pelee Island, wheat; steamer Erin and consort Danforth, Fort William, 75,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Fabiola, Charlotte, coal; schooner Fleetwing, Oswego, coal; steamer Bothnia, Toledo, timber; steamer Niagara, Toledo, timber; schooner Queen of the Lakes, Toledo, 17,000 bushels of corn; steamer Rosemount, Fort William, 63,400 bushels of wheat; sloop Laura D., Deseronto, 3,020 bushels of wheat; schooner Kate, Oswego, 200 tons of coal.

Departures: schooner Nellie Hunter, Oswego, light; sloop Maggie L., Trenton, light; steamer Niagara, Toledo, light; steamer Saturn and consorts, Serpent River, light; steamer Rosemount, Fort William, light; steamer Erin and consort Danforth, Fort William, light; schooner Fabiola, Charlotte, light; schooner Fleetwing, Oswego, light; schooner Katie Eccles, Colborne, light; steamer Bothnia, Toledo, light; sloop Peruvian, Smith's Falls, coal; schooner Queen of the Lakes, New Glasgow, 17,000 bushels of corn; schooner Kate, Oswego, light.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jun 1897