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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Aug 1897

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A Second Elevator Controlled By The M.T. Co. Would Help Mooers.

"Will the erection of an elevator by the Montreal transportation company damage the Mooers elevator?" was the question asked of a leading grain dealer.

"Not an iota; rather it will be an aid to the Mooers elevator. If the M.T. Co. does not build an elevator here it will either move elsewhere or do as it has been doing - handle part of its business at Prescott and Ogdensburg and do a little here. If the city grants $35,000 the company will do all its business here. What will that mean? That the 500,000 bushel elevator and the use of floating elevators may not be able to handle all the vessels reporting. With almost two million bushels capacity at Prescott and Ogdensburg, a glut is occasionally caused there. The grain the company could not handle would naturally be sent to Mooers' elevator rather than have demurrage asked. This would be a benefit to the Mooers concern.

"But wouldn't Mooers get it anyway if the M.T. company had no elevator?"

"I don't think so. What the company could not handle here, under existing circumstances, would go to Prescott for storage. The Mooers concern must make its own business. It has - at least it is stated - fine western connections, and of course will have the grain of the dealers they cater for to handle. I hope they may get lots of it. If there were no forwarding companies here they would have to seek their own trade. This they must do now for the present forwarding concerns are seeking their own benefit and will only use the Mooers concern for convenience. With all the business done here and with a second elevator controlled by the M.T. Co. I can see only advantage for the Mooers elevator. Both elevators will have their own business to conduct; one would not receive it all. Both attracting trade mutual advantages would arise. I is because of this that I hope to see the citizens give the M.T. Co. the bonus the council offers. I supported the Mooers bonus and I think it will be the best thing for us to have a second elevator reared within sight of the first."


The tug Hall cleared from the M.T. Co.'s dock today, with three grain-laden barges, for Montreal.

The M.T. company's tug Thomson arrived in this morning from Montreal with three barges, light.

The steamer Glengarry cleared for Fort William today with her consorts, the Dunmore and the Selkirk.

The steamer Glengarry arrived at the M.T. company's wharf today with five barges, light, from Montreal.

The steamer Topeka brought 53,000 bushels of corn to the M.T. Co.'s wharf here, today, from Toledo.

The tug Thomson cleared today for Oswego with two barges light, to load coal for the M.T. company.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 21st - Passed down: steamer Topeka, Toledo to Kingston, corn; steamer Cuba, Toledo to Montreal, general cargo; steamer Sequin, Chicago to Prescott, wheat; schooner A.L. Andrews, Detroit to Ogdensburg, wheat.

Port Colborne, Aug. 21st - Passed down: steamer Sequin, Chicago to Prescott; Cuba, Toledo to Montreal, general cargo; Juno, Silver Water to Hamilton, wood; Tecumseh and barges, Ashland to Collins Bay, timber; C.H. Green and barges, Chicago to Hamilton and Prescott, iron ore.

Port Colborne, Aug. 22nd - arrived down: steamer W.P. Ketcham, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steam yacht Alcoyne, Astabula to St. Lawrence river.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Aug 1897