p.3 The Rafting Business - an article from [Globe] saying Calvins rafts are not built strong enough, and a rebuttal by [Whig].
The sch. B.W. Folger is loading telegraph poles for Oswego.
A number of yachts are being put in condition for the Dominion Day regatta.
The revenue of the Rideau Canal so far is in advance of that at a similar date last year.
The sch. Herbert Dudley left for Chicago early this morning with 300 sacks of salt at 11 cents f.o.b.
The steam-barge Anglin and barge Helen, 221 tons iron ore, from Ottawa, reached here this morning.
The owners of the Hyderabad will contest the claims of the Alphia (sic) for salvage. The latter's demand is exhorbitant.
One of the forwarding vessels of this city discharged 9 vessels on Monday between 1 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pretty good work.
The steam-barge Carlyle, with barges Ada and Ontario, arrived from Ottawa in tow of the tug Elswood. The Carlyle will be repaired here.
Arrivals at Portsmouth - sch. J.R. Benson, Chicago, 22,400 bush corn; R. Marwood, Toledo, 19,009 bush corn; Toledo, 11,700 bush corn (sic).
The tug Active left for Montreal yesterday morning with barges Montreal, 18,500 bush wheat; Energy 12,550 do.; Toronto 20,500 do.; Ontario, 17,500 bush corn; Glengarry, 14,958 do.; Corncrib, 18,600 do.
The sch. Shandon, which arrived here on Monday evening, made fast time through the canal. She arrived at Port Colborne on Saturday morning, lightened 6,718 bush wheat, and made the passage of the canal in 18 1/2 hours.
The sch. George B. Sloan shipped a crew at Kingston, on articles, for Chicago, at $1.25 per diem. At Oswego, however, the men asked for $1.75 per diem, and the Captain agreed. The vessel arrived at Chicago on Saturday, and the Captain paid them off at the $1.75 rate.
The Hiram Easton, a new tug from Merrickville, lies at the foot of Queen Street undergoing repairs. She is engaged in the iron-ore trade. Yesterday Mr. D.J. Ansly, of this city, (who built the Easton) and 4 others, left for Merrickville to commence the construction of a steamer and barge for Mr. Easton.
Damaged Grain Again - 120 bushels of damaged grain on sch. W.J. Preston - law needs changing - details.