p.1 Grain Carrying Trade - A Preference For the Canadian Route - American Jealousy Apparent [Napanee Beaver]
p.3 Good Appointments - Capt. Bengough, of Toronto, has been appointed inspector of vessels along the Prince Edward shore and down as far as Collinsby.
Capt. Dunlop has received the papers authorizing him to make an inspection of all vessels, steamers and other craft between Kingston and Three Rivers. He will begin his work on Monday.
Capt. Taylor, Marine Inspector of the city, has been selected as one of the three Commissioners who have the preparation of Lloyd's Inland Register for the coming season. Marine men need have no apprehension as to the classification of their property. In former years the Americans did not display good judgement in classifying Canadian vessels, but there will scarcely be any complaint of this kind this year. The Captain is now at Buffalo, and will remain there until the book has been issued.
Wrecking Bills - Capt. John Donnelly returned this morning from Ottawa having been there interested in the passage of the Wrecking Companies' Bills. The committe to whom the bills were referred cut them so that they are scarcely recognizable.
Maritime Court - Schr. Paragon - The plaintiff (James Redfern) is claiming for wages earned by him as mate of the schooner Paragon during the season of 1880. The defence set up by the defendants Messrs. Rathbun and Arch. Campbell is that the plaintiff's claim is cut out by a mortgage on the vessel registered prior to October, 1878. The plaintiff contends that as the schooner was sold by the mortgagees (Messrs. Rathbun) and bought in under a reserve bid contained in that mortgage, and afterwards sold by them to Campbell in July, 1880, that such sale annuls the previous mortgage to Rathbun, and the mortgage cannot in any way affect the claim of the petitioner in this cause. After hearing the witnesses called and the arguments of counsel, his Lordship Judge Mackenzie, Toronto, reserved judgement till the 1st of March at 12 o'clock.
Wind Wafts - Mr. S. Wilson, jr., of Picton, talks of buying the schr. T.C. Street, now ashore near Wellington.