p.5 ad - Prop. Persia, J.H. Scott, master, to Montreal, Toronto and St. Catharines.
p.7 Deseronto - tug D. Bowen being fitted up in shipyard; str. Puritan getting new bottom and overhauling in cabin and upper decks.
The rate on corn from Chicago to Kingston is 4 3/4 cents per bushel.
The schr. Annie Minnes has cleared with her cargo of coal for Toronto.
The schr. Philo Bennett, Capt. Tyo, left Kingston on Tuesday night at 10 o'clock with a load of lumber for Oswego. After discharging her cargo she was loaded with coal for here. She arrived yesterday at 7 o'clock.
Capt. Patterson, it is said, will have the hull of a steamboat, pontoon shaped, built at the locomotive works. The hull will be of iron. McEwen & Son will build the engine. The steamer when constructed will be utilized at Winnipeg as an excursion boat.
Secretary Fairchild announces the legality of the recent action of the propeller California, in taking on passengers at Cleveland, giving them tickets to Windsor, and upon quitting that place giving them new tickets to Chicago, thus evading the United States statute prohibiting foreign vessels engaging in the American coastwise. Secretary Fairchild's decision is not to be taken as a precedent.
Cleared: schr. Blanche, Oswego, 76,500 feet lumber; schr. Erie Belle, Oswego, 224,070 feet lumber; prop. Canada, Toledo, light.
Arrivals: str. Hazelton, Oswego, fruit; prop. Erin, Chicago, 28,242 bush. wheat; schr. F. Starrs, Charlotte, 248 tons coal; schr. Picton, Charlotte, 302 tons coal; schr. Julia, Charlotte, 236 tons coal; str. Niagara, Manistee, 400,000 feet white pine deals.