p.2 To the Public On the Bay of Quinte - thanks public for encouragement to str. Hastings, despite competition and addition of P.E. Railway and another steamer. C.F. Gildersleeve.
The sch. Picton is loading ties at the foot of Brock St. for Charlotte.
Coal charters from Oswego to Kingston - schrs. Fabiola and W.W. Grant, 20 cents.
It is said the str. City of Belleville had been sold to parties in Prescott for $7000.
The rate from Milwaukee to Kingston is 9 1/4 cents on wheat and 9 cents on corn; from Chicago the same.
The props Ocean, Cuba, and Armenia were the arrivals at Swift's wharf during last night and today.
Complaints are made that the Belleville light-house is a very poor one, and the light scarcely distinguishable.
When the Welland is completed vessel carrying 80,000 and 90,000 bush of grain will be able to pass through.
The sch. Wanderer, on her last trip from Toronto to Portsmouth, ran 52 bushels short in her cargo of wheat.
The str. Peerless and barge Otonabee crossed the channel this morning from Ottawa en route to Charlotte with lath.
The M.T. Co. have 21 vessels on the way here from Chicago and Milwaukee. There will be a "boom" in the harbour next week.
The sch. Marysburg, Toledo, 11,400 bush corn; Olive Branch, Oswego 233 tons coal, and J.N. Carter, Toledo 15,000 bush corn, were the arrivals at Portsmouth last evening.
On Saturday last the steamer Silver Spray was launched. She will run between Milford and Kingston. The machinery was inspected yesterday at Belleville by Capt. Taylor.
The props Armenia, Toronto 250 bbls pork; Niagara, Toledo, 4512 bush corn; Africa, Milwaukee, 3,400 bush wheat, lightened at the M.T. Co's wharf and proceeded down the river.
The Steamer Hastings - Despite the competition the str. Hastings has commanded sufficient patronage to warrant the owner in keeping a boat of her strength and accommodation upon the Bay route. However the business may be cut up it is safe to hope for the Hastings a support which will make her service renumerative. The letter of Mr. C.F. Gildersleeve, elsewhere, merits attention.