p.2 Marine News
Sailors' wages are $1.75 per day in Buffalo; the mariners are on a strike in Cleveland.
The Royal Mail steamer leaves for Prescott tomorrow.
The steamer Picton touched last night on her way from Trenton to Montreal.
The steamer Rochester will make daily trips between Belleville and Kingston for the remainder of the season.
The prop. America passed down from St. Catharines with a full load of flour, which she will discharge at Prescott.
The steam-barge Lothair coaled at Messrs. J. Swift & Co.'s wharf, and proceeded westward yesterday.
The schooner White Oak (Capt. J. Dix) was the first arrival in Hamilton this year. She ran into Burlington Bay with flying colors, and was heartily welcomed by the Hamiltonians.
The steamer Osprey passed down on Sunday night, and the prop. City of London today, bound for Montreal.
The prop. Lake Michigan will be the first Ontario boat to reach Montreal, followed by the steamer Osprey, so soon as the Cornwall canal is open.
The prop. Enterprise arrived today on her third trip from Port Dalhousie with 22,000 bushels of wheat consigned to Messrs. Coulthurst & Macphie.
The Ottawa section of the Rideau Canal will not be opened before the 10th of May, owing to the delay in dredging and cleaning the basin.
The lake must be pretty clear, not an iceberg was visible in the harbour or river today.
The schooner O.S. Stoors (sic - Storrs ?) arrived from Trenton this morning with 124,000 feet lumber for Mr. McRossie.
The steam barge Nile and barge Bedford arrived here this morning from Cape Vincent where they delivered cargoes of lumber, railroad ties, etc, loaded at Brockville. They leave this evening for Mill Point to load rafting material for Messrs. Calvin & Breck.
A telegram states that the schooner Jessie H. Breck, built at Port Dalhousie for L.W. Breck and Co., of Garden Island, was successfully launched on Saturday. She will be a good addition to our local craft.
The following vessels are reported inward at the Belleville Custom House: schooner Mary Foster, from Kingston, with 240 bushels of corn for H. Corby; schooner Rainbow, from Kingston, with 2,850 bushels of corn for H. Corby.
The tug John Bright reports the Bay of Quinte clear of ice.
Schrs. Sweden and Denmark, of Messrs. Calvin & Breck, arrived back today from Hamilton with cargoes of staves, having made the first round trip out of port for this season.
Mr. Fairgrieve's new propeller has been launched at Hamilton. She is called the Columbia.
Port Colborne, April 28th - Down: schr. Argo, Port Ryerse, Welland, lumber; H.F. Murray, Toledo, Oswego, wheat; prop. Maine, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.
Up: schrs. P.M. Rogers, Behema, Maine, Belle, steam-barge Westford, schrs. J. Luff, S.H. Lathrop, Jennie Powell, barque Arctic, barque J. Wark, Dreadnought, Stafford, tug Metamora, schr. Oriental, barque Alban, schr. D. Lyon, barge Benson, Russel, Wanly, Crocker, Lester, schr. J.L. Watt, Frank Crawford, Grace, Whitney, Weld, Raven, Maize, L. Casey, G. Smith, Wm. S. Preston, brig Rooney.
Wind east, light. Vessels leaving as soon as get up.
Propeller Wheel - A large wheel weighing 5000 lbs., cast at the Kingston foundry is awaiting shipment for St. Catharines at Swift & Co.'s wharf. It is intended for the new propeller Persia.
The Future Chicago - Prince Arthur's Landing at head of Thunder Bay. ..."The Dominion Government have during the past winter constructed a splendid wharf, at which the largest vessels on the lakes can load their cargoes, and (with the Welland Canal enlarged) can carry to Liverpool without breaking bulk, and make a shorter trip than from Chicago."... success of mines like Silver Islet, more detail.
p.3 Custom Imports - April 28th - str. Pierrepont, Cape Vincent (with cargo list)
April 29th - str. Maud, Cape Vincent, (with cargo list)
p.4 City Council - resignation of Alderman Kinghorn.
Wharf Extension - Alderman Allen moved the second reading of the by-law for extending wharfage limits, in committee of the whole, Alderman Gildersleeve in the chair.
It also passed a third reading, and was ordered to be signed and engrossed by the Mayor.