Prop. Clinton, schr. Grimsby, schr. Gibraltar, have been chartered in Chicago to bring grain to Kingston.
The underwriters have made a contract to repair the schr. O.M. Bond. The work will be begun at once.
Arrivals - prop. Celtic, Montreal, 6,500 bush. wheat (sic); schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, light; schr. Picton, Charlotte, 278 tons coal; tug Charles Ferris, Oswego, four barges, light.
Cleared - schr. Speedwell, Charlotte, light.
EMPLOYING CONVICT LABOR.
Ottawa, Aug. 13th - A correspondent waited on Mr. Burbridge, Deputy Minister of Justice, today in reference to a despatch from Kingston, published in the Star, to the effect that a number of convicts had been sent from the penitentiary to take the places of a number of lumber shovers who had struck on account of a difficulty with the bosses.
"No, it is not the intention of the government," said Mr. Burbridge, "to allow the convicts to compete with honest workmen in the labour market."
"What steps have been taken in the present case?"
"Well, as soon as the matter was brought to the notice of the department the warden of Kingston was written to for full particulars of the affair. As no authority was ever given that official to allow convicts to be engaged for in the manner charged I presume there has been some special reason for their employment in this instance. Until the report of the warden has been received I can say no more upon the subject."
p.8 Struck By A Cyclone - at Clayton, N.Y.; a warehouse roof blew onto str. St. Lawrence, damaging her upper works, pilot house and spar; Capt. Milo Estes describes damage; str. Jessie Bain driven ashore.