Vessel Captains are now disputing as to who has employed the best looking cooks.
It is expected that the break in the dam on the Rideau Canal, near Hogs Back, will be repaired by Wednesday at the latest.
Capt. Macdonald, of the schr. Pride of America, will lay up the vessel here, unless he can get a good paying cargo of barley for Chicago and Milwaukee.
The schr. Annie Falconer left here on Saturday morning at six o'clock for Oswego and returned light at noon yesterday. This is considered one of the quickest trips on record.
The tug Chieftian and schrs. Norway and Sweden are at Wellington, picking up the timber constituting the Smith raft, recently broken up. They must have had a lively experience in the big blow.
The Dominion Wrecking and Salvage Company are losing contracts by their inability to use the Folger, inspection of which has been deferred through no fault of theirs. An action for damages will likely follow.
The cook of the schooner O.S. Storrs is evidently bound to drown herself. Recently she jumped overboard at Oswego but was rescued. On Friday she jumped into the bay at Trenton, and vainly endeavored to fathom the mysteries of the deep, but was noticed and rescued. The asylum is the proper haven for such a woman.
In the action brought by the St. Lawrence Steamboat Co., against the Great North Western Telegraph Co., the defendants applied to have the plaintiffs give security for costs. The application was rejected, the Court taking into consideration the fact that the plaintiffs have an office in Montreal.
Capt. Taylor, of the schr. Annie Falconer, was detained for several days at Ogdensburg with a cargo of grain. When the forwarding company came to settle with him the Manager left a stated amount as demurrage. Capt. Taylor did not think it sufficient but took it under the circumstances. A day or so ago he received word from Ogdensburg to draw on the Company for $25 more. He did so and now considers that he was fairly treated.
Defending An Inspector - Ottawa, Oct. 30th - It is probable that the Marine and Fisheries Department will defend Inspector Burgess, of Montreal, who was arrested as the result of the finding of the Coroner's jury in the Richelieu explosion case. As already announced the result of the official investigation was to fasten the responsibility on the engineer in charge.
p.3 Blow, Ye Winds - schr. A.G. Ryan breaks loose and hits stone wall by swing bridge; steamers come in for shelter; Alma Munro aground at Duffie's Rock, 3 miles below Gananoque; schooners in shelter at Four Mile Point; str. Celtic has load of dynamite in harbor.