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Table showing the fluctuations of several of the leading varieties of fish at Boston for five

years commencing January, 1881-Continued.

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August, 1885. September, 1881 September, 1862 September, 1883 September, 1881 September, 1885 October, 1881 October, 1882 October, 1883 October, 1884 October, 1885 November, 1881 November, 1882 November, 1883 November, 1881 November, 1885 December, 1881. December, 1882. December, 1883. December, 1881. December, 1885.

Per quintal. Per quintal. $2.374 to $2.50 $1.75 to $1.87}

1.56 1.65 4.75 to 5.25 3.37 3.50 2.75 3. 25 2,25 2.50

2.50 2.50 3. 25

2.00 4.50 3.25 to 3.50 2.88 2.50

2.25 2.50 to 2.75

2.00 3. 25 3.37 2.37 to 2.50 4.25 3.00

3.25 2.50 2. 75

2. 25 2.00

6.00

..

Month and year.

January, 1881. January, 1882. January, 1883. January, 1884. January, 1885. February, 1881 February, 1882 February, 1883 February, 1884 February, 1885 March, 1881 March, 1882 March, 1883 March, 1884 March, 1885 April, 1881. April, 1882. April, 1883. April, 1884. April, 1885. May, 1881. May, 1882. May, 1883. May, 1884. May, 1885. June, 1881 June, 1882 June, 1883 June, 1881 June, 1885 July, 1881. July, 1882. July, 1883. July, 1884. July, 1885 dugust, 1881. August, 1882. August, 1883. August, 1884. August, 1885. September, 141 September, 1882 September, 1883 September, 1881 September, 1885 October, 1881 October, 1882 October, 1883 October, 1884 October, 1885 November, 1881

1.75 2.62)

1.75 3.37

2.50 4.25 8.00 to 3.25 2.56 to 2.62

2.00 2.00

1.75 2.50

1.75

i 12

3.00

5.75

6.50

Haddock.

Cusk.

Pickled pol

lock.

Slack-salted

pollock.

Per quintal.

Per quintal.

Per quintal.

Per quintal.

$1.50

$1.75

$2.50

3. 12 $3.25 to 3.50

2.50

$4.00

2.25
1.75
2.50
3. 87

2. 25
3.50
3.50

2.50

3. 12
3. 12

3. 88

$2.75 to 2. 90 3. 25

3.75

2.00

1.60
2. 25

2. 37
3.37

8.55
2.00
3. 12
3. 87

2.12
2,50

2.37

2.75 to 3.00

$2.00 to 2. 40

3. 25

2. 25 $3.25 to 3.50

2.50 (new)

2. 12
2.00

2.75 to 3.00

2. 25

1.50 to 2.00

1.50 to 1.75

2.50 2.50 3.00

2.50 3.75

3. 00

2.00

1.50

3. 12

3. 75 to 4.00

2.37

2.00

2.25 to 2.37

2.00 to 2.25

3.50

2.00 2.25 to 1.37

1.37 1.75 3. 62 2.12 1.50 1.50

2.00

2.00

2.25 to 2.50 3. 75 4.00 2.37 3.00 1.75

2. 50

2.50 2. 62 to 3. 12 4.00 4. 37 3.00 3. 25

2. 25

2. 30 to 2.50

3.50

4.50

3.25 to 3.75

1.75 to 2.00

1.75

1.50

2. 50

2. 62 to 2.75

2.75 to 3.12

8.00 . 12 08 to 10

Table showing the fluctuations of several of the leading varieties of fish at Boston for five

years commencing January, 1881-Continued.

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.60 75 to .80 .18

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January, 1881
January, 1882
January, 1883
January, 1881
January, 1885
February, 1881
February, 1882
February, 1883
February, 1884
February, 1885
March, 1881
March, 1882
March, 1883
March, 1884
March, 1885
April, 1881
April, 1882
April, 1883
April, 1884
April, 1885
May, 1881
May, 1882
May, 1883
May, 1884
May, 1885
June, 1881.
June, 1842.
June, 1883..
June, 1884.
June, 1885.
July, 1881
July, 1882
July, 1883
July, 1884
July, 1885
August, 1881
August, 1882
August, 1883
August, 1884
August, 1885
September, 1881.
September, 1882.
September, 1883.
September, 1881.
September, 1885.
October, 1881
October, 1882
October, 1883
October, 1884
October, 1884
November, 1881
November, 1882
November, 1883
November, 1884
November, 1885
December, 1881
December, 1882
December, 1883
December, 1884
December, 1885

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.09 . 13 to .141

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10 13 12 23

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5.00 5. 75 to 6.00

4. 25

22 to. 23

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. 26 .13 to. 14

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4.25 to 5.75

5.87
5.50

. 20

. 20 08 to . 10

10 .16 .17

.16 .08 to. 10

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.30 .50

Lowest and highest prices paid by Boston fish dealers from 1853 to 1885, inclusive.

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1853. 1854. 1855. 1856. 1857. 1858. 1859. 1860. 1861. 1862. 1863. 1864 1865. 1866. 1867 1868 1869. 1870. 1871. 1872 1873. 1874. 1875. 1876. 1877 1878. 1879 1880 1881 1882. 1883. 1884. 1885.

1853. 1854. 1855 1856. 1857 1858. 1859. 1860. 1861 1862. 1863. 1864. 1865. 1866. 1867 1868. 1869. 1870. 1871. 1872. 1873. 1874. 1875. 1876. 1877. 1878 1879. 1880. 1881. 1882. 1883. 1884 1885.

Tonnage of vessels of the United States employed in the whale, cod, and mackerel fisheries,

from 1860 to 1885, inclusive.

(From figures contained in the annual report of the Commissioner of Navigation.]

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1 The tonnage for 1865 and 1866 is partly by new measurement and partly by old. NOTE.—The mackerel licenses have not been issued separately since 1867, when a general fishing license was provided to replace cod and mackerel fisheries.

LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE, TRANSMITTING REVISED LIST OF VESSELS INVOLVED

IN THE CONTROVERSY WITH THE CANADIAN AUTHORITIES.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, January 26, 1887. SIR: Responding to your request, dated the 17th, and received at this Department on the 18th instant, on behalf of the Committee on Foreign Relations, for a revision of the list, heretofore furnished by this Department to the committee, of all American vessels seized, warned, fined, or detained by the Canadian authorities during the year 1886, I now inclose the same.

Every such instance is therein chronologically enumerated, with a statement with the general facts attendant. Very respectfully, yours,

T. F. BAYARD. Hon. GEORGE F. EDMUNDS,

United States Senate.

List of American vessels seized, detained, or warned off from Canadian ports during the

last year.

Sarah B. Putnam.-Beverly, Mass.; Charles Randolph, master.

Driven from harbor of Pubnico in storm March 22, 1886. Joseph Story.—Gloucester, Mass.

Detained by customs officers at Baddeck, N. S., in April, 1886, for alleged violation of the customs laws. Released after twenty-four hours' detention. Seth Stockbridge.Gloucester, Mass.; Antone Olson, master.

Warned off from St. Andrews, N. B., about April 30, 1886.

Annie M. Jordan.-Gloucester, Mass.; Alexander Haine, master.

Warned off at St. Andrews, New Brunswick, about May 4, 1886. David J. Adams.-Gloucester, Mass.; Alden Kinney, master.

Seized at Digby, Nova Scotia, May 7, 1886, for alleged violation of treaty of 1818, act of 59, George III, and act of 1883. Two suits brought in vice-admiralty court at Halifax for penalties. Protest filed May 12. Suits pending still, and vessel not yet released apparently. Susie Cooper.-(Hooper?) Gloucester (?), Mass.

Boarded and searched, and crew rudely treated, by Canadian officials in Canso Bay, Nova Scotia, May, 1886. Ella M. Doughty.- Portland, Me.; Warren A. Doughty, master.

Seized at St. Anns, Cape Breton, May 17, 1886, for alleged violation of the customs laws. Suit was instituted in vice-admirlty court at Halifax, Nova Scotia, but was subsequently abandoned, and vessel was released June 29, 1886. Jennie and Julia.-Eastport, Me.; W. H. Travis, master.

Warned off at Digby, Nova Scotia, by customs officers, May 18, 1886. Lucy Ann.--Gloucester, Mass.; Joseph H. Smith, master.

Warned off at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, May 29, 1886. Matthew Keany.-Gloucester, Mass.

Detained at Souris, Prince Edward Island, one day, for alleged violations of customs laws, about May 31, 1886. James A. Garfield.Gloucester, Mass.

Threatened, about June 1, 1886, with seizure for having purchased bait in a Canadian harbor. Martha W. Bradly.-Gloucester, Mass.; J. F. Ventier, master.

Warned off at Canso, Nova Scotia, between June 1 and 8, 1886. Eliza Boynton.--Gloucester, Mass.; George E. Martin, master.

Warned off at Canso, Nova Scotia, between June 1 and 9, 1886. Then afterwards detained in manner not reported, and released October 25, 1886. Mascot.--Gloucester, Mass.; Alexander McEachern, master.

Warned off at Port Amherst, Magdalen Islands, June 10, 1886. Thomas F. Bayard.—Gloucester, Mass.; James McDonald, master.

Warned off at Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, June 12, 1886. James G. Craig.-Portland, Me.; Webber, master.

Crew refused privilege of landing for necessaries at Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, June 15 or 16, 1886. City Point.- Portland, Me.; Keene, master.

Detained at Shelburne, Nova Scotia, July 2, 1886, for alleged violation of customs laws. Penalty of $100 demanded. Money deposited under protest July 12, and in addition $120 costs deposited July 14. Fine and costs refunded July 21, and vessel released August 26. Harbor dues exacted August 26, notwithstanding vessel had been refused all the privileges of entry. C. P. Harrington.Portland, Me.; Frellick, master.

Detained at Shelburne, Nova Scotia, July 3, 1886, for alleged violation of customs laws; fined $100 July 5; fine deposited under protest July 12; $120 costs deposited July 14; refunded July 21, and vessel released. Ilereward.--Gloucester, Mass.; McDonald, master.

Detained two days at Canso, Nova Scotia, about July 3, 1886, for shipping seamen contrary to port laws. G. W. Cushing.Portland, Me.; Jewett, master.

Detained July (by another report, June) 3, 1886, at Shelburne, Nova Scotia, for alleged violation of the customs laws; fined $100; money deposited with collector at Halifax about July 12 or 14, and $120 for costs deposited 14th; costs refunded July 21, and vessel released. Golden Hind.-Gloucester, Mass.; Reuben Cameron, master.

Warned off at Bay of Chaleurs, Nova Scotia, on or about July 23, 1886. Novelty.Portland, Me.; H. A. Joyce, master.

Warned off at Pictou, Nova Scotia, June 29, 1886, where vessel had entered for coal and water; also refused entrance at Amherst, Nova Scotia, July 24.

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