p.3 Wrecking - A circular has been issued by the Minister of Customs, modifying the terms of the circular of March 5th, 1878, relative to wrecking by foreign vessels in Canadian waters. By this modification vessels of any nationality will be allowed to go to the relief of wrecked vessels when there is danger of loss of life or property; but the privilege of wrecking vessels and cargoes cast up on Canadian shores and stranded and wrecked, requiring apparatus for their removal, and of discharging cargoes into other vessels, is still reserved exclusively for Canadian vessels.
Wind Wafts - At the Brockville Regatta, first day, some $25 will be given for a single skiff race, also, a purse of $75 for best and lap-streaks. On the second day a double scull skiff race for $35, and a consolation purse of $40 will take place.
The str. Norseman in making harbor at Charlotte in a fog on Oct. 6th injured her stem and was detained for repairs.
The steam yacht Cruiser, owned by Col. Allan Gilmour, has been laid up here for the winter.
Probable Yachting Experience - man may have stolen yacht from Picton. [Oswego Palladium]
St. Lawrence and Chicago Forwarding Co. - J.B. Sloan, Chicago, 20,000 bush corn; Gulnair, Toledo, 19,300 bush wheat; Great Western, Wallaceburg and Dresden, 1,000 bush wheat (sic); Frank Perew arrived with five barges.
Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Co. - Schr. Wabnosh (sic), Toledo, 23,400 bush wheat; barge Minnie, 2,000 bags salt from Montreal; Star, 2,022 bags salt for Chicago; tug Chieftain, with four barges for Montreal, 80,000 bushels wheat and corn.
Montreal Transportation Co. - North Star, Toledo, 19,350 wheat; Florida, Toledo, 20,034 bush wheat; Havana, Chicago, 18,000 bush wheat; Mystic Star, Milwaukee, 22,329 bush wheat; Mary Copley, Chicago, 17,800 bush wheat; Shandon, Chicago, 24,150 bush corn; Two Friends, Detroit, 18,123 bush wheat; Clyde, Toledo, 15,152 bushels wheat.
Rates are still steady. Charters from Toledo to Kingston are made at 6 to 6 1/4 cents for wheat; and from Chicago to Kingston 10 to 10 1/4 cents for wheat and 9 to 9 1/4 cents corn. Vessel owners are doing well at these rates.
Considerable phosphate is coming up the canal.
The Spartan passed down this morning well loaded. Shippers are sending through freights so as to avoid winter rates, which come in force in the course of a month or so. Besides this the fall trade is making things "hum."
The steam barge Gatineau with barges has arrived with 1,000,000 feet of lath from Ottawa, to be shipped to Charlotte, N.Y.
The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal yesterday for Kingston: Prop. Zealand, Toledo, wheat; steam barge Clinton and barges Gleniffer and Grimsby, Chicago, corn; schr. Fortune, Toledo, wheat; schr. Albacore, Toledo, wheat; schr. Aerial, Rondeau, wheat; schr. J.H. Breck, Toledo, wheat.