p.2 Improving - The passenger business of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company is improving; all the boats down the river for the last few days having full loads of passengers. The Corinthian this morning had upwards of 100 cabin passengers, mostly from the Western states bound for the Centennial.
p.3 Customs Imports - June 1st - Str. Oswego Belle, Oswego, W.R. McCrae & Co., 10 bxs., 6 crates; Oldrieve & Horn, 1 bbl.
The harbour is very quiet, very few arrivals being reported. A number of charters are reported, however, and several arrivals may be expected within a few days.
G.M. Millar & Co. - arrived: the schr. Picton, from Toronto, 12,000 bush. wheat.
St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - The prop. Calabria, from Hamilton, lightened 17,212 bush. wheat and proceeded down the river.
Montreal Transportation Company - Arrived - schr. Butler, Cobourg, 7,447 bush. wheat. The tug Elfin left with barges Detroit, 20,490 bush. wheat; Lancaster, 17,100 bush. wheat; St. Lawrence, 8,901 bush. peas; and Emery, 13,100 bush. wheat. The barge Milwaukee leaves in tow of the tug Glide to load 21,000 bush. wheat at Amherst Island for Jas. Richardson for Montreal.
Jas. Swift's Wharf - The Corsican passed up last night and the Corinthian down this morning. The steambarge Norman coaled before leaving for Oswego.
The storm drums were ordered up at all the lake ports at 8:15 last night.
Chicago, May 29th - One charter was reported at 5 1/4 cents for wheat to Kingston. On charters to Buffalo "p.t.'s" were the order. The following is the list: To Kingston - schr. Mineral Rock, wheat, 5 1/4 cents; schrs. Cossack and O.M. Bond, corn on p.t.; schr. Watertown, oats on p.t. In the afternoon the schrs. A.J. Dewey and Belle Mitchell were chartered for corn to Kingston at 5 cents. Capacity, 36,000 bushels.
Port Colborne, May 31st, 7 p.m. - Up - schr. D.M. Foster, Toronto, Port Elgin, light; New Dominion of Picton, Kingston, Kincardine, do.; Mary Merritt, do., Duncan City, do.; Alpha, Toronto, Sandusky, light; E.H. Rutherford, Kingston, Bay City, do.; Victor, do., do., do.; Republic, Clayton, Detroit, do.; Ayr, Kingston, Penetanguishene, do.; Manzanilla, Collins Bay, Sheboygan, do.; Arabia, Kingston, Chicago, salt; Jennie Graham, Clayton, Tyrconnell, light; barge G. Manley, Kingston, do.; prop. Canada, Montreal, Duluth, railroad iron; schr. New Dominion of Port Rowan, Sweepstakes.
Down - nothing.
In Harbour - schr. Ayr, Manzanilla, New Dominion of Port Rowan, Sweepstakes, barge Manley, prop. Canada, Pittsburg and barges.