p.3 Oswego Belle - The Beaver gives the statement that the Oswego Belle was sold for $10,000 a flat denial.
The breeze of yesterday brought down the recently ice-bound fleet with a rush, and the elevators at the lower end of the harbour are very busy. The water this morning was very calm, which enabled the elevators to work with great rapidity.
James Swift's - Called - the City of New York, from Ogdensburg; the D.C. West from Westport; the Maine, from Chicago; and the Spartan from Montreal. The str. Armenia was lying at the dock, and is ready for the Bay route, on which she will start on Monday morning. She was to take a general cargo down to Brockville this afternoon. The schr. Stafford is unloading a cargo of grindstones here from Cleveland.
Montreal Transportation Co. - Arrived - schrs. Oliver Mowat, Toledo, 18,387 bush. corn; George Ferney, Chicago, 18,000 bush. wheat; Hartford, Chicago, 18,000 bush. wheat; Marquis, Port Dalhousie, 29,638 bush. corn; Northern Light, Chicago, 14,186 bush. corn.
St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrived - the schr. Knight Templar, from Milwaukee, 17,600 bush. wheat.
There are some changes contemplated on the Bay of Quinte route as soon as the Hastings gets her shaft fixed, which will be some time next week. She will probably be put on the route from Trenton to Montreal, and Mr. Gildersleeve will charter the Maud to do the work between Kingston and Belleville. In the event of this being carried out, the Pierrepont will run the Cape route, the City of Kingston being chartered for the Island ferry.
The tow of the tug Elfin, which met with the disaster at the Galop's Rapids the other day, has been taken off the rocks. One of the barges is considerably damaged.
The ship Garden Island has been safely towed down the river, and is now being fitted out in Montreal. She has excited a good deal of admiration at that port.
The Detroit Tribune, of yesterday, says: "The large fleet which has been anchored at our docks or in the river for several days past, broke up yesterday and departed for up stations. The vessels which came down probably comprise the largest fleet ever collected on the lakes, and will excite considerable curiousity among the wharf men. About fifty vessels passed down yesterday and last night, and these comprise from one-half to one-third of the downward bound fleet. Information from ports above shows that fully an equal number are passing up."
A despatch from Edwardsburg to Montreal Star, dated yesterday, says: "The Spartan on her way up this morning, just above the Galops Rapids, broke her rudder chain, and floated down about a mile into a bay at the foot of the rapids, where they repaired the chain, after a delay of an hour or so.
Port Colborne, May 18th - Up - schr. Madeira, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Republic, Clayton, Toledo, light; J. Wade, Hamilton, Cleveland, light; N. Woodward, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Clara Youell, Toronto, Black River, light; Dundee, Toronto, Kincardine, light; Cortez, Oswego, Toledo, coal; E.P. Dorr, Thorold, Cleveland, light.
Down - schrs. M. Grother, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Albacore, Toledo, Collinsby, timber; Lincoln Dale, Muskegon, Quebec, lumber; Lewis Ross, Detroit, Garden Island, staves; W.Y. Emery, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; Migosities, Milwaukee, Sackett's Harbour, wheat; China, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Sweden, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Siberia, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Norway, Bay City, Kingston, timber; M.L. Breck, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Wawanosh, Bay City, Kingston, timber; F. Campbell, Toledo, Collinsby, timber; G.W. Davis, Toledo, Oswego, corn; M.A. Lydon, Bay City, Collinsby, staves; Denmark, Tyrconnell, Kingston, timber; Montgomery, Toledo, Clayton, timber; M.F. Merrick, Toledo, Clayton, timber; Canada, Toledo, Kingston, timber; E.M. Davidson, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; British Lion, Toledo, Garden Island, timber; Ellen Spry, Chicago, Port Colborne, corn; Groton, Chicago, Port Colborne, wheat; Favourite, Chicago, Port Colborne, corn; John O'Neill, Chicago, Port Colborne, corn; F.C. Leighton, Chicago, Kingston, corn; North Cape, Chicago, Port Colborne, wheat.
In Harbour - schrs. Clara Youell, Dundee, Madeira, Cortez, J. Wade, E.P. Dorr, Nett Woodward, Sir C.T. Van Straubenzie.