The schr. Philo Bennett arrived this morning from Oswego with 120 tons of coal for Swift & Co.
Arrivals at Portsmouth: prop. Tilley, schrs. Merritt and Neelon, Chicago, 80,000 bush. corn; schr. Samana, Chicago, 20,000 bush. corn.
The schr. Hanlan cleared last evening for Charlotte with a load of lath, but was compelled to put back on account of the heavy head wind.
The following steamers called at Swift's wharf yesterday: Persia from St. Catharines; Algerian from Montreal, and the Corinthian from Toronto.
Arrivals: schr. Julia, Oswego, 250 tons coal; prop. Rhoda Emily, Chicago, 36,500 bush. corn; schr. Kate Kelly, Chicago, 16,500 bush. corn; schr. Hartford, Chicago, 22,000 bush. wheat.
The inner breakwater at Oswego will be rebuilt under the supervision of Major Overman, Cleveland, Ohio. The east breakwater will be removed, the work on this having already begun. A new spur 150 feet long by 40 feet in breadth will be constructed. The amount at the disposal of the engineers for work is $100,000, aside from $14,700 to be expended for removing the east breakwater, and the amount to be expended by the lighthouse department about $10,000.
Should He Collect Duty ? - The collector of customs at Picton reports that on the 8th instant the propeller Canada threw overboard some hundreds of bushels of American wheat, the vessel having gone ashore on a bar near Point Traverse, Lake Ontario. Certain residents in Prince Edward County fished up from bottom of the lake about 800 bushels of the grain and the collector is puzzled to know whether he ought to collect duty on it.