VESSEL OWNERS' DEMANDS
Have Raised Price For Carrying Wheat.
Fort William, Sept. 26th - With wheat arriving at Fort William and Port Arthur at the rate of one car per minute, Canadian vessel owners refuse to load at present prices. They demand two cents a bushel to all Georgian Bay ports. The former rate was one cent to one and one-half cent.
All the Canadian vessel owners appear to be in a combine. As American boats cannot carry grain from Canadian port to another, it is thought in local shipping circles that the vessel men will win. The crop is the largest on record and the wheat is coming in more rapidly than ever before. A wheat blockade is inevitable.
MOUNT GUNS - depends on the Home authorities; ask for consent; for the Canadian cruiser Vigilant there are four three-pounder quick-firers ready with a range of four miles; Rush-Bagot treaty allows up to an eighteen pounder gun.
The tug Emerson cleared for Charlotte with two light barges to load coal.
The schooner Metzner cleared from Richardsons' elevator for Sodus with feldspar.
Crawford's wharf: steamer Alexandria down last night; steamer Waterlily down.
Swift's wharf: steamer Kingston down; steamer Aletha from bay ports; steamer Belleville up.
The houseboat Halcyon, with a New York party aboard, was in port today, en route up the Rideau in tow of the gasoline yacht Mag.
The steamyacht Margaret will go to New York via Oswego and the Erie canal. Capt. Staley, Barrie street, will take it as far as Oswego.
The steamer Rideau King will receive extensive repairs in Davis' dry dock after finishing her season. She will be replanked above the water line, and some additions will be made to her cabin. A new engine may possibly be installed. From $2,000 to $3,500 will be spent upon her.
p.4 Illegal Fishing on Lake Erie - editorial places blame on companies which control the fish tugs.