Vessel men are enquiring about return cargoes.
The sch. Richardson left for Oswego with a cargo of rye.
Chartered at Toledo: prop. Persia, Kingston, corn , 4 1/2 cents.
The Spartan, Capt. Bailey, arrived this morning from Hamilton.
The grain-laden vessels came in rapidly this afternoon from the west.
The tug Gardner, passed down today with 3 barges for Ogdensburg.
The elevators of the M.T. Company have a full weeks work ahead of them.
Some captains do not like coming into the Kingston harbour on account of its shoals.
Messrs. Rathbun & Son are about to extend their Belleville dock in about 2 weeks.
A number of vessels are loading ice at Buttons Bay on the south side of Wolfe Island.
The sch. Bangalore has been taken off the rocks at North Manitou, damage not known.
Seamen's wages were reduced today to $1.50 per day yesterday by the Detroit branch of the Seamen's Union.
The going rates are: grain to Kingston, 1 1/2 cents, lumber to Oswego $1; coal back from Oswego 20 cents; coal from Charlotte 25 cents.
The steam barge Albion, Toledo, wheat, was the only craft that passed through the Welland Canal yesterday for Kingston.
The Princess Louise is making regular trips to Gananoque. She made good time this morning, reaching here at 8:45 o'clock.
The str. Hiram Calvin arrived back from Port Dalhousie today. She safely delivered her tow of the John Heckler barges and dredges.
The vessel drawing the most, and entering the harbour today, was the Pride of America. She draws 12' 5". She scrapped the shoal.
The tug Eleanor and her consort, which brought iron ore from Ottawa delivered the first cargo of that mineral that has been shipped by the Ridea Canal since 1875.
The sch. Sligo, with corn from Chicago, while coming into the harbour this afternoon ran upon a shoal near the Point. The vessel draws 11' 3" and was about half-way on. The tug Lady Franklin went to her rescue.
Departures in tow of tug Traveller, for Montreal: barges Princess, 10,000 bush. peas, 5000 bush. corn, and 75 tons stone, Alabama, 11,000 bush. peas and 75 tons stone, Annie, 12,000 bush. peas, 100 tons stone, and 25 tons leather.
Arrivals at the M.T. Co. dock: sch. T.R. Merritt, Detroit 23,242 bush wheat, Edward Blake, Port Dalhousie 22959 bush corn, St. Louis, Detroit 19300 bush wheat, Blanche, Port Colborne, 7184 bus. peas; Erie Stewart, Toledo, 15,000 bush. cornl; Elgin, Toledo, 22,905 bush. corn; Wm. Home, Detroit, 17,100 bush wheat; Pride of America, Toledo, 22,492 bush. corn; Sligo, Chicago, 20,000 bush corn. Two others arrived but their names we did not learn, the captains not having reported.
Wind Wafts - The Sailor's Unions are agitated about the imprisonment of the President of the St. Catharines branch without the option of a fine for inducing sailors to break engagements.