p.1 A Patent Idea - a letter to editor asking why all supposed improvements to harbor for "public good" don't result in more people settling in area.
p.2 Marine News
Messrs. Jones and Miller's Wharf - The schooner John Wesley, from Toledo, arrived with 20,000 bushels of corn. The barges Alabama, Juno and Tiger arrived from Montreal, light. They load and leave this evening in tow of one of the Government steamers with a combined cargo of 40,000 bushels of corn.
Messrs. Coulthurst and Macphie's wharf - Arrivals - Schooners Maria Annette, from Toledo, 15,900 bushels of corn; Richardson, Toronto, 4,596 bushels of corn, and 4,211 bushels of wheat; Picton, Port Dalhousie, 9,956 bushels of corn; Australia, Port Dalhousie, 7,644 bushels of do.; propeller Enterprise, Port Dalhousie, 22,000 bushels of do.
Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Reported here since Saturday - barque Arabia, Chicago, 15,489 bushels of corn; schooner J.N. Foster, Chicago, 17,660 bushels of do. The tug Charlotte arrived with five barges, four lighta and one containing 110 tons of pig iron. She departed with the following : Staghound, 11,160 bushels of corn; Ingot, 7,800 bushels of do.; Friend, 8,000 bushels of do.; Waverly, 12,548 bushels of do.
Messrs. James Swift and Co's wharf - Passed up - Steamer Spartan and propeller America; passed down steamers Passport, Corinthian and propeller Georgian.
Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart's wharf - No arrivals or departures.
Port Colborne, June 1st - Schrs. Suttan, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Jane McLeod, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Sasacus, do., Oshawa, lumber; brig Emery, Port Huron, Kingston, staves; prop. China, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo; barge Nevada, City of Chatham, Quebec, lumber; schrs. W.F. Allen, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Ada Medora, Muskingham, Ogdensburg, lumber; prop. Lawrence, Chicago, do., gen. cargo; brig Orkney Lass, do., Kingston, corn; schrs. Mediator, do., Oswego, wheat; Almena, Port Huron, Kingston, staves; H.G. Cleveland.
Up - Schrs. Gladstone, H. Philmore, barge Spaulding, schrs. Cortege, Vienna, prop City of Toledo, schrs. W.F. Greenwood, Cobourg, Cleveland, iron ore; Horam, Oswego, Chicago, r.r. iron; steam barge Glasgow, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, stone; barges John Mark, do., do., do.; Warner, do., do., do.; schr. Madeira, Oswego, Chicago, r.r. iron; A. Falconer, Kingston, Port Huron, light; steam barge Westford, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, light; prop. Michigan, do., Toledo, gen. cargo; bark Wm. Home, Kingston, Saginaw, light; Bessie Barwick, Kingston, Bay City, light; schrs. Smith & Post, Oswego, Cleveland, salt; Summit, Kingston, Cleveland, iron ore; Anna Maria, barge Plymouth Rock. At elevator - schrs. Wm. O. Brown, Montpelier, Clayton Belle, brig Allounto, schrs. San Jacinto, Corsair, Mont Blanc, Monteney, F.D. Barker, St. Almter, J. Platt, Miami, E. Kanter, Adirondac, W.J. Whaling, H.C. Potter.
Shovellers' Strike - The grain shovellers engaged by the different forwarding firms in unloading vessels, transhipping their cargoes into barges at this port, struck for higher rates last week. They obtained an advance of 50 cents which leaves the scale of wages now at $2.50 per 1,000 bushels, discharged from sailing craft, and $3 when taken from propellers. These latter rates, we are informed, are still lower than than those paid at Oswego, with the difference in currency accounted for.
p.4 The Picton Gazette denies that there was any row between the engineer and captain of the Quail, but says that boat will be running again in a few days.