p.1 Improving The Canal - F.A. Wise, superintendent of the Rideau Canal, is in the city. He says the dredge, working at Lower Brewer's cut since the ice went away last spring, has succeeded in deepening the channel, which was rendered almost unnavigable by the quantity of sunken logs and driftwood blown from the large extent of flooded land which lies just above the cut. It is astonishing the quantity of sunken logs and driftwood that has been removed.from the bottom of this cut. The channel is now quite navigable. Next season considerable work will be done near Ottawa and also in dredging out the harbour at Westport. Regarding the Tay canal Mr. Wise says the work is progressing favorably. The canal and locks are now entirely completed and ready to hold water. It only remains to finish the entrance to Rideau Lake, and the route from Rideau Lake, on the canal route to Perth, will be ready for navigation. The work has been one of great difficulty on account of the amount of blasting required. The canal is one of the best in the country.
The schr. Singapore is loading lumber and the schr. B.W. Folger barley for Oswego.
The str. Khartoum has gone to Prescott with 2,400 bushels of barley.
The steambarge W.B. Hall is in the Welland Canal en route to Kingston with wheat from Duluth.
The schr. Jessie Scarth has been chartered to carry ore from Weller's Bay to Cleveland.
The props. Celtic and Myles and schr. Grantham go to Oswego to load coal for Duluth. They get a rate of $1.50 per ton.
Capt. John Keith, Chicago, a genial fellow has been appointed secretary of the Lake Superior dry dock company. The new dock will be a very large one and able to admit the biggest vessel now afloat.
This morning an officer, in accordance with a government order, refused to grant clearances to several vessels until the certificates of the masters and mates were produced for examination. The law is being enforced as there have been attempts made to evade it by the customs officers not being too exacting.
Arrivals - props. Shickluna, Montreal, general cargo; California, Toledo, 6,242 bushels corn; schrs. Olivia, Oswego, 225 tons coal; Elgin, Oswego, 273 tons coal.
Cleared - props. Celtic, Oswego, light; Glengarry and consorts, Charlotte, light; Myles, Charlotte, light; Scotia, Charlotte, light; schrs. Grantham, Charlotte, light; Craftsman, Ashtabula, iron ore; White Oak, Oswego, lumber.