p.1 The Grain Trade - meeting to discuss why grain is not coming in to Kingston; road and market tolls discussed; some feeling that grain dealers like Richardson are part of problem; brief references to ship cargoes. (4 columns)
p.3 Capt. Farrell's Watch - stolen in Montreal.
IMPORTANT TO WRECKERS
The following circular has been issued to Collectors of Customs in Canada, and effectually disposes of the "inhumanity" cry raised by some American newspapers:
Referring to Departmental Circular No. 2103, of 5th March, 1878, on the subject of wrecking by foreign vessels in Canadian waters, I am directed by the Minister of Customs to inform you that that circular is not to be understood as having any application to cases where life may be in danger, or where property may be jeopardized by delay, such, for instance, as the grounding of a vessel in circumstances in which immediate assistance would prevent a wreck; or is there any possible case in which vessels of any nationality should be prevented from going to the rescue of persons in peril of their lives, or of vessels in danger of being lost.
You will understand the terms "wrecked vessels or property in Canadian waters" as referring to vessels and cargoes cast upon the Canadian shores and stranded or wrecked, requiring apparatus for their removal, or the discharge of cargo into other vessels; and to goods which may have been discharged or floated off therefrom, and cast upon the coast; and in either case coming within the provisions of the revenue laws. I am, sir, your obedient servant,