THE RICHELIEU COMPANY.
Montreal, March 20th - Mr. Senecal, and Capt. Labelle, of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company, returned last evening from New York, where, at a conference with the directors of the Utica and Black River Railroad, arrangements were made for running connections with the Company's upper river steamers next season. This the directors claim will be worth many thousands of dollars to the Company and is better than an offset to the arrangements made between the Thousand Islands Steamboat Company and the Canadian Pacific and the Vanderbilt system.
Capt. Labelle left this morning for Sorel to make arrangements for the usual repairs to the steamers wintering there, and also for the introduction of the electric light on the Quebec steamers.
The Directors of the R. & O. Nav. Co. have decided to run an opposition line of steamers to the St. Lawrence Navigation Company from Quebec to the Saguenay, in connection with the Montreal and Quebec steamers.
p.3 Incidents Of The Day - str. Ida getting 13 elaborately finished staterooms, will run on Rideau Canal.
M.T. Co. Street Obstruction - for ship building discussed by Streets Committee.
News From the Mariners - Mr. Jas. Gardiner, who was mate of the tug Active last year, has been appointed mate of the str. Magnus, lying at Hamilton.
Mr. M. Kennedy will act as mate of the prop. California, lying at Toronto, and P.J. McGrath, as mate of the tug Curlew, at Ogdensburg.
Messrs. McGrath and Martin were examined by Mr. Taylor a few days ago. Mr. McGrath gets papers entitling him to act as master of a steamer on the lakes, and Mr. Martin as master of a steamer on inland waters.