p.1 New Freight Rates - at Chicago.
Capt. James Savage, Wellington, has purchased the schr. W.Y. Emery, Port Huron. She carries 13,000 bushels, classes B 1, and is valued at $1,400.
The steamer D.D. Calvin and consort, the Jessie Breck, cleared today for Georgian Bay where they will load timber for Garden Island.
Capt. D. Noonan, of the steamer Rideau Bell, says that his steamer can navigate as shallow water as any steamer on the Rideau river.
The masts have been taken out of the Queen of the Lakes so that she may be converted into a three-master. She will be a completely new vessel when she leaves the marine railway.
Personal Mention - Capt. Buck, of the yacht Cruiser, has arrived at Portsmouth. He will return in about two weeks.
Among The Thousand Isles - The much vexed question of supremacy in swiftness as between the steamers St. Lawrence and the New Island Wanderer is again before the public. Understanding that Captain Visger, of the latter boat, has stated that he is willing to race the St. Lawrence for money, Captain Estes authorizes the statement that the Thousand Island steamboat company will cover any sum the Wanderer people may care to put up and race them at such suitable time as may be arranged. The remote prospect of a race between two such boats as these makes the sports on the river happy as clams at high water.