p.3 Damaging A Cable - from Cape Vincent to Wolfe Island by vessel anchors.
The Richelieu Company - At a meeting of the Directors of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company it was decided to advance the passenger rates from Cornwall to Montreal by 50 cents. At the next meeting a general advance on passenger and freight will be made all over the line. An offer was received for the purchase of two of the steamers from an Upper Canada Company. The steamers ply on the upper lakes. The proposal was left in abeyance until the meeting of Directors next week.
Whats The News? - steambarge Georgian sunk in Georgian Bay, owned by Graham & Co. of St. Catharines, valued at $16,000, rates A 2.
The schr. Peerless is loading lumber for Oswego at 75 cents per m.
The up fleet has been detained by the strong head wind on the lakes.
The schr. Wm. Elgin arrived at Garden Island yesterday with staves from Hamilton.
Capt. Geo. Miller, who recently resigned his position on the steamer Chieftain, had been in the employ of Calvin & Son for 39 years.
The tug Traveller arrived from Lachine last night with a tow and afterwards left with Calvin & Son's third raft of timber and staves for Quebec.
Several of the mates on the schrs. that recently arrived at Garden Island had more money coming to them than the Captains under whom they were acting.
The steamer Watertown is in commission. She will not run on the route announced by the Montreal papers, but will be available for special services here.
The steamer Chieftain and tow did not leave yesterday, as they were expected to, owing to some repairs having to be done to the engine of the former. They leave tonight.
During the last ten days 21 cargoes of timber and staves have been discharged at Garden Island. The vessels, after paying the expenses of the trip, were in debt from $50 to $300.
As the topmasts of the Chieftain's tow, viz. the schrs. Oriental, Denmark and Bavaria have been taken down they will consequently rank as barges, notwithstanding that the owners have offered the crews $1.50 per day up, to be paid if detained in waiting for cargoes at their loading place, and to receive the going wages down, or $1.50 per day for the round trip. The offer was refused by the union men, and their places filled by non-union men. While the non-unionists were going aboard the Denmark they were assaulted by the old crew and driven ashore, but soon returned, and everything is now going on smoothly.