p.2 SHIPPING NEWS
The propeller Bristol, from Lake Huron shores, arrived on Saturday evening, and discharged 3,000 bushels of her cargo of wheat into Swift's storehouse, and thence proceeded to Montreal. The steamer Osprey and propellers East, St. Lawrence, Dromedary and Brantford passed up last night, having been detained on Saturday by the gale. The East was disabled on her way up the river, by the breaking of two of her buckets. The barque Cambria left on Saturday for the west laden with stone, and the schooner Ben. Franklin arrived, to be hauled out at Portsmouth for repairs. She leaves as soon as launched for Wellington, to load a cargo for Oswego. The steamer St. Helen and propeller Dominion will pass up from Montreal tomorrow on their last trip this season.
The schooner D. McGinnes, with coal, consigned from Oswego to Hamilton, which was reported to have been lost, arrived all safe at her destination on Friday night.
Action For Recovery Of A Cargo of Grain - The St. Catherines Times understands that the Merchants' Bank of Montreal has commenced an action in Montreal against the Welland Railway Company to recover the value of a cargo of grain consigned to that institution, and which the Railway Company contracted to deliver to the Montreal Transportation Company at Kingston. Part of the cargo was so delivered according to agreement, and the balance (valued at $18,000) was sent contrary to the original bill of lading in the propeller Dalhousie to Montreal and delivered to a bankrupt firm, without the knowledge or consent of the Merchants' Bank or Montreal Transportation Company. As a preliminary step to secure the claim, the president and solicitor of the Bank had the propeller Dalhousie seized a few days since at Montreal, where she is now under the control of the sheriff's officers. The transaction all round is a peculiar one, and the legal proceedings will be watched by those interested in the forwarding business.
City Items - The negotiations entered into by Messrs. Hugh Allan & Co., of Montreal, for the purchase of the Northern Transportation Company's propellers, are reported closed in favour of the former. If reliable, Canadian vessels, it is said, will suffer materially as regards the rate of through freights.