Grain freights from Duluth to Kingston, are active at 6 3/4 cents per bushel.
The schr. Lady Macdonald, from Chicago, with wheat, was expected to arrive at Portsmouth today.
The dredge Munson, working in Belleville harbour, has had electric lights provided, so that 15 hours' work can be done daily.
Negotiations are going on between the owners of the steamer Rothesay and parties in Hamilton that may result in taking her off the St. Lawrence.
Mr. Evans has commenced work on the upper part of the new steel steamer at Deseronto. The engines and machinery of this massive vessel fill thirteen large railway cars. The launch will take place in about three weeks.
The schr. Jessie Macdonald has been on the marine railway at Deseronto undergoing extensive repairs. The barge Puritan will soon be ready for launching. There is talk of converting the steam yacht Pilgrim into a small tug.
The schr. B.W. Folger, from Oswego, is discharging coal for Swift. The schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, is being relieved at Breck & Booth's dock of 300 tons and the schr. Annandale, Picton, and barge Huron, from Charlotte, are discharging soft coal at the K. & P.R.R. dock.
The steamer Hastings, of Toronto, did a very successful business as a wildcat excursion boat during the past summer, her owners have cleared $15,000 on her this season. She is to be entirely refurnished and refitted throughout, and to have new machinery to increase her speed to 13 miles an hour.
Capt. W. Hanna, who died here last week, was the oldest ferry captain in Toronto. He ran the old Brantford, the City of Montreal and the City of London, and was the first captain of the Sadie which he commanded till last June, when he was laid up with an illness which caused his death.
On Friday, David Allen, mate of the schooner Dauntless, fell overboard near Charlotte and was drowned. It was blowing fresh and with others, Allen was engaged in taking a reef in the mainsail. He was standing in the small boat hanging at the stern when one of the falls which held the boat to the davits gave way and Allen was thrown into the lake. Everything possible was done to save him. Deceased was about 26 years of age and has a mother living in Port Dover.
Use of Convict Labor - in building dry dock opposed.
The Body Identified - body found near where steam yacht Juno was beached was escaped convict.