The schr. Grantham has arrived here and will load ore for Ashtabula.
The schr. Prussia has arrived from Lake Superior, with pine timber.
The mail boats are doing a fair trade in freights, but the weather has not been warm enough to make boat travelling pleasant.
The tug Conqueror, with a raft from Hamilton left on Tuesday and arrived yesterday morning. This is considered a quick trip.
The steamer Algerian passed down this morning on time. On Tuesday the ministers for the Montreal Conference will pass down on the str. Spartan.
Mr. Taylor, Government Inspector, made an examination of the boilers and engines of the steamers Prince Edward, Annie Gilbert and Nellie Cuthbert yesterday.
A schooner bound down the river came to anchor yesterday morning near the upper dock, Cape Vincent, got her anchor foul of the cable running to Wolfe Island, and had considerable difficulty in getting clear. It is becoming a serious question with vessel captains whether any private company has the right to thus obstruct navigation in a great waterway like the St. Lawrence river.
The Sailors' Union have boycotted the schr. Canada, which has delivered a cargo of timber from Cheboygan. Capt. Mackie dismissed his crew here, declining to pay them Union wages. He could only secure a man and boy, non-Union, and probably he will lose these when he goes to St. Catharines, the Union of which place has been notified of his action.
The Canadian schooner Pride of America, owned by Capt. Macdonald, of Kingston, was seized by United States Marshal Fink at Milwaukee, Tuesday, on a libel filled by Richard Pelton, a seaman, for $59.50. The Pride of America has been in ordinary at Milwaukee for nearly a year, her owner not caring to put her in at the low freights which have prevailed. Pelton claims that he was on the vessel thirty-two days and received during that time only $15. A great many vessels are lying up owing to the small freights offered. The owners declare "that the bottom has fallen out of the business," wherein consists the virtue of the N.P.