The schrs. White Oak, B.W. Folger and P. Bennett are loading lumber at Rathbun's dock for Oswego.
The schr. Hall, from Duluth, discharged 29,000 bushels of wheat at Portsmouth yesterday. She cleared for Kingston.
The schr. Brandon, built in the M.T. Co.'s shipyard, was to have been launched yesterday. When the timbers holding her were removed she moved twenty feet and then stopped. Two tugs were pressed into service but they could not release her.
Clearances: tug Jessie Hall, Oswego, barges in tow; sloop Lorraine, Cape Vincent, 1,800 ties; schr. Kate Eccles, Charlotte, light.
Arrivals: schr. H. Dudley, Toronto, 15,478 bush. wheat; schr. W.T. Greenwood, Toronto, 9,500 bush. wheat; barge Minnie Francis, Oswego, 154 tons coal; schr. Craftsman, Dexter, light; schr. Elgin, Charlotte, 256 tons coal.
THE DRY DOCK QUESTION.
Before the members of the council board dispersed on Monday evening Ald. McIntyre stated that he and Ald. Muckleston had been to Ottawa and had laid the resolution, which had been passed anent the construction of a drydock before Sir John Macdonald. After reading the motion, and hearing the statements with reference to the advisability of building a dock at Kingston, Sir John said he would send an engineer to the city to select the most appropriate site. The deputation thought it would not be judicious to do anything affecting the King street esplanade, and therefore did not mention the subject to the premier. The fact that there has been appropriated $10,000 for an examining warehouse in the city is sufficient proof that it will be built.