p.2 Vessel Men Independent - There are at present at this port three vessel loads of stone for shipment to Cobourg and Port Hope. Yet vessels cannot be got to handle them. Captains say they will not carry stone for 85 cents a ton, the rate offered. Today a gentleman tried his utmost to charter a vessel to carry bunch-wood from Deseronto to Charlotte and failed. The vessel men are not busy, but they have some independence yet.
p.3 Kingston's Industries - Our American cousins know where to find first class propeller wheels. Col. Hance's fast running steam pleasure yacht, the Annie Laurie, has been made still faster by the adoption of one of Davidson, Doran & Co.'s far famed wheels. The Colonel writes thus:
Cape Vincent, 28th Oct., 1884
Gentlemen; I have much pleasure in stating that the wheel you placed on the steamer Annie Laurie yesterday is a great success. It drives the boat fully two and a half miles per hour faster than the one you took off. Please allow me to say that I am fully satisfied with the wheel and its propelling powers.
Faithfully yours, S.B. Hance.
The props. Persia, St. Catharines, and California, Toronto, called at Swift's today.
The steam barge Nile and barge Bedford, with 200,000 feet of lumber, and tug Sir John and tow, 240,000 feet of lumber, arrived at Rathbun's yesterday.
The tug Glide took the schr. Craftsman to Prescott today, and took three American barges, laden with grain, from Brockville to Montreal.
The Canadian schooner Fannie Campbell, seized in Chicago for seamen's wages, was sold at public auction to G.W. Laflin, of Buffalo. The price was $1,000.
The steamer Princess Louise will cease running between Kingston and Gananoque next week, and the Pierrepont will take her place. The Louise will be laid up.
The schr. Craftsman arrived here this morning from Huron with 560 tons of coal for Mr. Butterworth, Prescott. The captain says he experienced very heavy weather on the down trip.
The tugs Active and Thompson left Charlotte this morning, the former having in tow the schooners Gaskin and Glenora, laden with coal, and the latter three barges, also laden with coal. The coal is for Montreal.
The schr. Dudley took a cargo of 12,000 bushels of barley from Gananoque to Toronto, discharged, and immediately took on 17,000 bushels of the same grain for Ogdensburg. Seems like needless loading and unloading.