p.2 The Public Holiday - The Regatta - There are always a sufficient number of the admirers of aquatic sports to make yachting and boating races popular in Kingston, and yesterday was no exception, for although the breeze was not sufficient to make the struggle between the various boats very exciting, there was a fair share of public attention bestowed upon the regatta.
The races were composed of second and third class boats, and the course was from the starting place at the Grand Trunk wharf round Cedar and Garden Island. In the first race the lead was taken by Island Maid, which kept to the finish, and won the race easily, Belle being second. In the second race Qui Vive took the lead and kept it for some time, but was finally overhauled by Confederation, which came in good first, Blue-eyed Maid being second, Mr. J. Walkem acted as Judge.
Shipping News - There is little to report today in the shipping department, one of the periodical lulls having set in, to be followed as usual with a rush sufficient to drive the forwarders frantic. The tug Victory was launched this morning from Messrs. Power & Co's shipyard, and the Ottawa and Kingston steamer Louise hauled on the ways for some slight repairs.
The tug Wren made a trial trip round the harbour yesterday, which was considered very satisfactory.
At Swift's wharf - The propeller Brantford passed up this morning, also the propeller Magnet and steamer Osprey and the America and Passport passed down. The Corinthian passed up last night.
At Gurney & Glidden's - The steam barge Nile and three barges departed for the Rideau yesterday afternoon.