p.1 Our Elevating Power - The floating elevators belonging to the different forwarding firms of the city are in splendid working condition, and unless the business far exceeds the most sanguine anticipations, there is good reason to conclude that in this respect the requirements of the port will not be deficient during the present season of navigation. The Orb (Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie) has received a thorough overhauling at the Portsmouth Marine Railway; the elevators of Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart and Jones and Miller are without fault, and the break to the Montreal Transportation Company's elevator (No. 1) has been repaired, with the addition of improvements, so that now she discharges a much larger quantity of grain than formerly. The latter firm has also a new elevator (No. 2) in Montreal recently launched for service here, besides the old Hope, now being rebuilt.
p.2 letter to editor on Harbour Improvements - full column signed "Kingston Harbour "
Messrs. Jones and Miller's wharf - The schooner Annie Minnes, with 9,000 bushels of wheat and peas, and the Clara White, from Whitby, with 4,600 bushels of wheat from Port Hope, arrived today.
Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Arrived - the schooner D. Freeman, Port Dalhousie, 12,048 bushels of corn, schr. Jannie Mullins ?, Toledo, 13,600 bushels of corn; Oads, Toledo, 15,011 bushels do.; prop Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, 19,593 bushels do. Departed - Barge B. for Montreal, 13,262 bushels of wheat, barge Oneida, 18,435 bushels do. in tow of one of the Government steamers.
Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The schooner M. Stoekes ?, from Toledo, with 16,000 bushels of corn; the schr. Augusta, Toledo, 20,218 bushels do.; the schr. Mary Merritt, Chicago, 21,483 bushels do., arrived here since Saturday. The schooner Magdala sailed for the Welland Canal, light. Departed for Montreal by tug line - barges Cruiser, 9,720 bushels corn; Relief, 12,074 bush do.; Convoy, 9,000 bush do.; Advance, 13,038 bushels do.
Messrs. James Swift and Company's wharf - The Royal Mail steamer Passport passed down on Saturday. The Corinthian passed down yesterday and the Corsican up. The propeller Indian from Hamilton passed down today, and discharged a portion of her cargo here.
Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart's wharf - The schooner Homeward Bound, from Newcastle, with 8,000 bushels of wheat arrived.
Garden Island, May 13th - Arrived since last report the schooner Canada, with timber, from Bear Creek. She will be unloaded this evening. The Government tug City left with Calvin and Breck's second raft of timber and staves for Quebec this p.m.
Man Drowned - Maitland, May 13th - Henry McGuire, a deck hand on the propeller St. Lawrence, fell overboard while endeavouring to get on the hurricane deck, and was drowned about a mile below here today. The body has not been recovered yet. He belonged to this place.
Port Colborne, May 11th - Down - Schrs. Orient, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Gibson, Toledo, Kingston, corn; props Granite State, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn; Milwaukee, Chicago, do., gen. cargo; schrs. Czar, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Ostrich, Cape Horn, Oswego. Up - schr. E.H. Rutherford, C.S. Mixer, J. Tibbett, C.C. Grisnold, Montpelier, Telegraph, props City of Toledo, Georgian; schrs. Kate Richmond, Port Colborne, light; Wm. Sanderson, Oswego, Detroit, coal; Hoboken, Ogdensburg, Cleveland; Sassacus, Bear Creek, Cleveland, pig iron; New Dominion of Toronto; prop City of Montreal, schrs. Lennie Powell, Oswego, Toledo, light; Agnes, Cobourg, Cleveland, iron ore; Wm. Elgin, Kingston, Cleveland, do.; Star of Hope, Oswego, do., do.; Glad Tidings, prop Champlain, schrs. Mary Pringle, Mamie, Sweet Home, Southampton.