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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jun 1910

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p.4 Gananoque, June 23rd - The coal schooner Britton arrived yesterday with a cargo for the Canada Bolt and Nut company. The coal schooner Horace Taber cleared, light, for Oswego, yesterday morning.



The steamer Wacondah passed down on Wednesday night.

The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego to load coal for R. Crawford.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon arrived, light, from Cobourg, and is at the Portsmouth pier.

The steamer St. Louis has loaded stone at the penitentiary and will clear for Cobourg.

The steamer Neepawah arrived from Fort William with 75,000 bushels of wheat for Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer Glenellah is expected at Richardson's elevator tonight, with a cargo of grain from Fort William.

The M.T. Co. have 100,000 tons of coal to carry to Montreal this season, and already have placed about 20,000 tons into that city. The coal is being carried from Lake Erie ports.

The steamer North King made her first trip of the season around the harbor today. She will leave on Friday afternoon for Rochester, on her first trip of the season.

The large amount of stone, which is being shipped from this district to Cobourg, is being used for the filling in of a pier four hundred feet long. The water at the pier is forty feet in depth.

The steamer Missisquoi was up from Mallorytown on Wednesday with an excursion conducted by the Chosen Friends. The steamer also made a regular trip Thursday and will commence her Saturday trips to Kingston, this week.

Swift's: steamer Toronto down and up today; steamer Dundurn from Montreal to Hamilton; steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa; steamer Belleville for Montreal; steamer City of Hamilton for Chicago; schooner Keewatin from Oswego with coal.

J.F. McEwen, engineer of the steamer Pierrepont, states that there was no steam escaping when the late fireman, John Shanahan, was found lying in the firehold. There was no possibility of such a thing occurring. The steam suddenly dropped two pounds, and when he noticed the drop, he hurried down into the hold and shovelled in more coal. It was quite dark down there, and he did not notice Mr. Shanahan on the floor for some moments.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Fairmount from Fort William discharged a cargo of 61,000 bushels of oats and 38,000 bushels of wheat into barges, and cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William; the tug Glide cleared for Montreal with one grain barge, taking along an oil barge from Prescott; tug Emerson cleared for Montreal with two grain barges and one coal barge; steamer Kinmount arrived from Fort William, and transhipped 70,000 bushels of wheat into barges, and cleared light for Fort William; tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with two grain barges and one coal barge.


Kingston, June 23rd - To the Editor:

Would you please inform me if it is lawful for the council to exempt any concern from paying taxes for ten years. If it is so, all I have to say is, God help the poor, for the rich take care of themselves. CITIZEN.

The above, no doubt, has reference, to the exempting of the Richardson grain elevator from taxation. At the city council meeting on Monday evening Solicitor McIntyre reported that the city, by special act some years ago, was given power to grant exemption from taxation for ten years to elevators then built and to be built thereafter, exclusive of school and local improvement taxes. He reported that the other elevators were enjoying exemption and that the council on a two-third vote of its members could grant exemption for another period of ten years to the Richardson elevator, which was done. The council has not the power to grant exemption to any concern. Questions on exemption are controlled by the Ontario legislature.

The remains of the late Capt. Jas. F. Allen arrived from Chicago at Cape Vincent, N.Y., Thursday morning, and were interred in the cemetery at that place. The Masonic body had charge of the funeral.

Daily Standard, June 23, 1910



The steamer Neepawah discharged 100,000 bushels of oats at Richardson's elevator, and cleared for Toronto to load package freight for Fort William.

The steamer Glenellah is expected tomorrow from Fort William with grain for James Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Wacondah passed down this morning from Fort William to Montreal.

The steamers India and Burmah are expected tomorrow with timber for Garden Island.

The steamer Missisquoi arrived at Crawford's from Rockport and Gananoque.

The barge John Gaskin loaded grain at James Richardson & Sons' for Montreal.

Matters are beginning to be dull for sailing vessels. The schooner Mary Ann Lydon arrived from Cobourg today, light. There was nothing doing for the boat, and Captain Patterson came home to take a chance on getting a cargo here.

The schooner Bertie Caulkins is loading feldspar at Richardsons'.

M.T. Co. arrivals - Str. Fairmount with 61,000 bushels of oats and 36,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William; str. Kinmount with 72,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William. Cleared - tug Bronson with three grain and one coal barge for Montreal; tug Emerson, with two grain and one coal barge for Montreal; tug Glide for Montreal with one barge and to pick up an oil barge at Prescott.

Swift & Co. arrivals - strs. Dundurn, Belleville and Toronto, down; Aletha from bay ports.

The steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa.

p.8 Gone To Ottawa - the gov't steam yacht Navarch.

Steamers Tied Up - The Rutland line steamers Haskell and Averell are tied up at Ogdensburg until further orders. The volume of westbound freight has not been very large this season.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jun 1910