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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1899

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The steamer King Ben will go into commission next week.

The steamer Alexandria, from Montreal, touched at Craig's wharf this morning.

The tug Active will arrive up this evening with four light barges from Montreal.

The sloop Minnie from Stella arrived at Richardsons' elevator this morning with 1,500 bushels of wheat.

The M.T. company's ways are being altered in their inclination so that boats will now readily leave them in the launch.

The schooner Katie Eccles, from Cobourg, discharged 8,400 bushels of wheat at the M.T. company's elevator today.

The schooner Freeman arrived from Oswego this morning and is unloading a cargo of coal at the Grove Inn dock.

The Canada Atlantic railway company is paying $15,000 for the use of the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company's barges for the season.

The schooner Annie Minnes arrived from Consecon with 8,000 bushels of wheat last night and was discharged at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer Alexandria passed westward this morning, fourteen hours late. The delay was occasioned by the heavy traffic through the St. Lawrence canals.

One of the Atlantic transportation company's vessels, taken down the river last fall by the Donnelly wrecking company, has arrived back at Prescott, in tow of one of Hall & Co.'s tugs. The cost of towing from Dickenson's Landing to Ogdensburg was $250.

"It would be a happy strike for us if Kingston coal merchants would treat vessel owners of this city as Toronto merchants do the owners of that place," said a local captain last evening. "Last winter my boat was harbored in Toronto, and before leaving this spring I tried to secure a charter for a cargo of coal from the dealers. I was turned aside because preference is given the Toronto owners. The captain must reside in the queen city before securing a cargo, unless in case of a rush. I think Kingston merchants should act likewise towards local captains."

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 5th - Down: steamer Iron Age, Chicago to Kingston, corn; schooner Lulu Beatrice, Cleveland to Welland, wire; schooner Queen of the West, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

Up: steamer Bannockburn and barges, Kingston to Fort William; schooner A.L. Andrews, Ogdensburg to Buffalo, light.

Port Dalhousie, May 5th - Up: steamer Topeka, Oswego to Chicago, coal; steamer Denver, Oswego to Chicago, coal.

Down: steamer Samoa, Chicago to Prescott, corn.

p.8 Board of Trade - council is against opening of coasting trade to U.S. vessels, unless the U.S. conceded same favor.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Hamilton, Montreal to Hamilton, due to arrive here yesterday afternoon on her first trip of the season, had not reached the city up to noon today. The delay was caused by the pressure of traffic in the St. Lawrence canals.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 May 1899