The river and lakes are clear of ice.
The schr. Prussia leaves for Hamilton this evening to load elm timber.
The schr. G.M. Neelon left last night for Dalhousie. Her cargo of ice is to be sent thence to Buffalo by rail.
The tug Seymour brought the schr. J. Morris here from Ogdensburg yesterday. The vessel will fit out here.
The ice went out of Big Bay on Saturday, but there is still ice between the Upper Gap and Bogard's.
A telegram says the Bay of Quinte is clear of ice. The schr. Nellie Theresa arrived at Picton this morning from Mill Point.
The steamer Hastings is being got ready for service on the Bay. She will likely commence running about the end of the week.
The cargo of ice, schr. Benedict has been sold for $3.25 per ton, to parties in Sandusky. This rate is the best so far paid for ice supply.
A Side Swipe - The Montreal Gazette, referring to the report of Mr. Wise, C.E., on Kingston's dry dock, says the Engineer appears to have forgotten entirely that the Lachine Canal is enlarged as well as the Welland, and that the object of this enlargement is to bring the upper lake propeller alongside the ocean steamers at Montreal. The Public Works Dep't has for some years past, in its plans of the Point St. Charles Basins, one of which has been completed some years, shows a contemplated dry dock.
Dissolution - The partnership heretofore existing between Messrs. Calvin & Breck has been dissolved. Mr. Breck, who has been so actively identified with the extensive business directed and controlled by this firm for many years, retires. It is possible he may remove to and reside in the city.