p.2 Portsmouth Points - The dredge is operating in the harbour, but some think the work is not being done in a satisfactory manner. "I wouldn't give $20," said one of the villagers, "for what good she is doing. If the Government had given the Council the $2,000 annually they could have expended it to better advantage." Another gentleman says the work is being well done, that the dredge is widening the channel deepened in the spring and making it fit for the accommodation of any vessel that can pass through the Welland Canal.
p.3 No Sale Yet - $350 offered for 1/4 share in schr. Pinafore.
Marine Disasters Reported - There were reports along the wharves this morning of several marine disasters - (1) that a schooner went ashore near the Upper Gap, in the Bay, and lost her foremast. (2) that a schooner is high and dry near the Narrows, down the river. The reported accident to the sloop Lorraine is an error - the craft is loading rye in the canal. The others cannot be verified.
Here & There - yacht Atalanta being polished in Oswego drydock.
The Mail boats will lie up at Lachine instead of Sorel.
The schr. Prince Alfred is loading stone at Portsmouth for Charlotte.
The schooner Hoboken has been chartered to carry barley from Belleville to Chicago.
The steamer Conqueror brought over three barges, coal laden, to Portsmouth yesterday.
The steamer Spartan came up the river last evening. Owing to the heavy gale she did not proceed westward.
On Friday the schooner Forest Queen cleared from Belleville for Fairhaven with her last cargo of iron ore.
The yachting season is over. Several of the yachts have been stripped of their canvass and placed in winter quarters.
The schrs. Manzanilla and Grantham have anchored for the winter in Cataraqui Bay. They will thus save dockage fees.
The schrs. Undine and St. Louis have been chartered to carry iron ore to Cleveland from Kingston at $1 free in and out.
The schr. Sylvester Neelon will load barley at South Bay and Picton for Chicago at 6 cents. She brings a returning cargo of corn for Gooderham & Worts, Toronto.
The tug Bronson and barges took 1,000 tons of rails to Trenton on Saturday. They were consigned to the Ontario Central R.R. She returned and at once left for Montreal with six barges carrying 115,000 bush. of grain.
The rate on barley from Port Hope to Oswego is 2 1/2 cents, an advance of 1/2 cent. The vessels trading here should demand and have the same rate. The Flora Emma got it on peas to Kingston from Port Hope.
The Captain of the schr. Emma reports that the vessel did some quick work this season. He delivered four cargoes of barley at Oswego from Port Hope in six days. The vessel's capacity is about 8,000 bushels. Who can eclipse this service?
Schr. Flora Emma, Port Hope, 8,000 bush. peas.
Schr. Hoboken, Chicago, 20,186 bush. wheat.
Schr. Hartford, Chicago, 21,000 bush. wheat.
Schr. O.M. Bond, Chicago, 20,158 bush. wheat.