p.2 The Richelieu Navigation Company - The Montreal Star has an article complaining of the meals served recently on the Passport. We hope this matter will be looked into as anything that tends to lessen the inducements for travellers to come into Canada injures, seriously, the trade of our cities. The Star says: "It certainly cannot be the object of the Richelieu Company to turn the tide of travel to other countries, and the sooner it abandons what appears to be an ill-judged economy the better. The passengers are most enthusiastic over the delightful run they have had from Kingston. The day was fine, and the scenery of the Thousand Islands never looked grander. The Americans acknowledged that they had nothing in their own country to compare with it." We are certain that it is only necessary for the matter to be brought under the Company's notice for a remedy to be provided.
The Yacht Countess of Dufferin - The Mail's correspondent telegraphs as follows: "This (Thursday) morning an order was given to Alexander, the shipbuilder, to provide a new mainmast for the Countess of Dufferin with all possible speed. It is to be ready on Saturday morning. It will take all day Saturday to set it up and the yacht will not leave before Monday, if even then." The mainmast has been the cause of a great deal of delay.
The prop. Concord, Captain Harvey Brown, of the Northern Transit Company's line, arrived in the harbour this morning for the first time this season.
The schr. Carleton arrived in harbour last night four days out from Detroit, including two days detention in the Canal. She is laden with deals for Quebec.
Shovelling in Buffalo is reduced to $2 per thousand bushels, with one-eighth for elevating, and five days free storage. This reduction is to prevent grain coming to Kingston as much as possible.
The following vessels passed through the Canal yesterday for Kingston: M.C. Cameron, Chicago, Kingston, grain; Bismarck, Garden Island, timber; Flying Mist, Chicago, Kingston, oats.