p.2 The Cape Route - The tug Falcon, belonging to the Messrs. Chaffey, took the passengers to and from the Cape yesterday, both the Pierrepont and Maud being down the river with the Watertown Masonic excursion.
Jones Falls - The Wesleyan Methodists at Brewers Falls are organizing an excursion to Jones Falls by the new steamer City of Kingston. The excursion is billed for Tuesday the 8th of September, and we have no doubt will be one of the pleasantest of the many pleasant excursions this season. It will be the first trip of the City of Kingston, and we are sure that every one will be pleased to hear of her success.
The Shipping Business - The Detroit Tribune, in a paragraph headed "They've got to come!" says: "This seems to be the motto of tug captains during the present dearth of business, and expense seems to be a second consideration. A tug from this port has picked up her last two tows, each tow being four vessels in Lake Michigan; and another tug, after skylarking eight days in the lower end of Lake Erie, passed up yesterday with a tow of five vessels." Prospects that business will be brighter soon are entertained at different places. The Toledo Democrat and Herald says: "Cheering reports are received from Saginaw and its vicinity. Freights are a trifle firmer to Buffalo, and though a large fleet of vessels are at the former place, there are but few not loaded, and freights appear to be on the eve of a rise. This is much the same with matters at Chicago and several other upper lake ports. Quite a number of vessels that have been laid up for some time are resuming business, and have little difficulty in obtaining as good freights as have been paid for some weeks, if not at any time this season."
Business in the shipping line continues dull. There are few arrivals to report.
Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - prop. Bristol, from Toledo, 3,865 bush. corn.
James Swift & Co.'s wharf - propeller Kincardine, from Oswego; str. Corinthian, from Hamilton; prop. Persia, from St. Catharines; str. Passport, from Montreal; str. Corsican, from Hamilton; str. Norseman, from Charlotte; prop. Celtic, from Montreal; prop. R.W. Standly, from Montreal; prop. Cowie, from Montreal; prop. America from Montreal.
Port Colborne, Aug. 26th - Down: props. Bristol, Cleveland, Montreal, corn; Africa, Toledo, Montreal, wheat; schr. Enwright, Erie, Toronto, railroad iron; brig Peerless, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal and staves; prop. Maine, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. M.A. Lydon, Cleveland, Toronto, coal.
Up: schr. Star of the North, Montreal, Toledo, light; S.D. Hungerford, Ogdensburg, Toledo, light; schr. Maine, Ogdensburg, Toledo, light; schr. T.S. Mott, Port Colborne, Chicago, coal; str. Alma Munro, Montreal, ?; schr. H.D. Root, Gates, Buffalo, machinery; schr. Sea Gull, Oswego, Toledo, light; schr. Brooklyn, Oswego, Chicago, coal; prop. City of Montreal, Montreal, Chatham, gen. cargo.
p.3 Mystery of the Canadian Lakes - different depths, and height above tide level.
A New Canadian Enterprise - International Transportation Co., based in Montreal, to run props on lakes and St. Lawrence. [Globe]
p.4 C.I. - 24th - steam barge Saxon, Fair Haven, G. Chaffey & Bros., 285 tons coal.
Str. Canada, Hamilton, Jas. Reid, 9 pcs. cabinet ware, 1 pkg glass.
Str. Canada, Oswego, A. Gunn & Co., 50 bxs, 25 crates starch, 2 cases show cards.
Schr. Huron, Toledo, M.T. Co., 17,103 bush. wheat.
Aug. 25th - Str. Norseman, Charlotte, R. Town, 6 bbls and 5 crates fruit; Rees Bros., 19 crates fruit; P. Clint, 27 crates and 5 bbls. fruit; R.D. Smith, 5 bdls. and 8 crates fruit; Mrs. Perry, 1 lot h.h. goods, C.F. Gildersleeve, 1 bbl.; R. Crawford, 1 crate.
Str. Spartan, Hamilton, G. Robertson, 4 cases tobacco; W.R. McRae & Co., 6 cases tobacco.
Aug. 26th - Schr. Nett Woodward, Oswego, G.B. Phelps & Co., 1,625 bars railroad iron.
Prop. City of St. Catharines, Toledo, Jones & Miller, 3,707 bush. wheat.
Str. Algerian, Montreal, R. & J. Gardiner, 1 case.
Str. Kincardine, Oswego, P. Conroy, 60 bags; W. Lewis, 1 bbl. blocks, 5 dead eyes.