p.1 The Fishing Difficulty - letter from American amateur.
p.2 Incidents Of The Day - The elegantly painted sides for the paddle boxes of the str. St. Lawrence will be taken to Clayton tomorrow and placed in position. Mr. Martin has done his work skilfully.
The Mary Ann Lydon arrived at Portsmouth recently with wheat from Chicago. Her cargo ran short some 176 bushels.
The shovellers for the M.T. Co. unloaded 106,000 bushels of wheat yesterday between 9 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.
The prop. California called at Swift's this morning before proceeding to Montreal.
p.3 Personal Column - Mr. Mackay, of Hamilton, liquidator of the Wrecking & Salvage Co., is in the city.
STRUCK BY A SQUALL.
Shortly after 10 o'clock this morning the propeller California entered port, having in tow the dismasted schooner Senator Blood. The vessel was dropped in the harbor and the tug Wright brought her to the Grand Trunk Railway wharf. The captain and owner, John R. Preston, were seen. They said the vessel was laden with staves, from Detroit for Collinsby. She left Port Dalhousie on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday between 3 and 4 a.m. she was abreast of Charlotte, making 7 or 8 miles an hour. A terrific thunder shower came on, and a squall struck the schooner. Before mate Fulton could alarm the crew the mainmast broke at the spider bands and went over the side. The wind blew fiercely from the southwest, filled the sails and took the fore timber right out of the vessel. This damage was done in a moment. Hurriedly the rigging was cut and the wreck cleared away. The mainmast and topmast were tied behind the vessel, and the canvas stowed away. A jurymast out of the gaff was constructed and the vessel sailed along slowly until last evening, when she was picked up by the prop. California. The crew were uninjured. Captain Preston enters a protest and will probably make repairs in Oswego or Buffalo.