p.2 Most of the vessel owners of Toronto have signed an agreement not to take cargoes of coal at less than one dollar a ton to Lake Erie ports, 30 cents to Ontario ports, and five cents extra to Hamilton. The same agreement is being largely signed by owners of vessels in other ports.
Excursion Grand - on steamer Maud to Lake on the Mountain and Picton on July 27th.
p.3 City Council - Ald. Drennan presented a lengthy petition from Mr. John Brokenshire, respecting taxes. He had become security for Messrs. Power & Co. for costs in the submission of the Dry Dock By-law. Mr. Brokenshire had $68 at his credit for work done, which he asked should be applied to paying taxes.
Ald. Drennan moved that the petition be referred to the Finance Committee to report.
Petition - Ald. Drennan brought up the petition of Alex. Smith, Harbour Master, asking for permission to keep his boat at the foot of Earl Street, the culvert at the Market Battery having been filled up. Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Harbours.
The Tribune says the signature of nearly every vessel owner of the Chicago district has been obtained to the agreement to tie up the surplus tonnage and pool the earnings of that in commission. A meeting to elect delegates to attend the Buffalo meeting will be held in due season.
Chicago vessel men assert that the Saginaw scheme will not succeed without the co-operation of the owners of the ports; that without such co-operation vessels outside of the alliance will run wild into the Saginaw bay and river and force the combination to collapse. Lumber freights are too low and unless relief comes in shape many owners must lose heavily, and not a few will go to the wall. But it is hardly probable that Chicago lumber vessel owners will wake up sufficiently before the season closes to help themselves or join in any pool or plan.
Port Colborne, July 9th - Up - schrs. George Thurston, Collins' Bay, Port Colborne, light.
Down - schrs. Portage, Erie, Toronto, coal; Erie Stewart, Erie, Toronto, coal; British Queen, Erie, Toronto, coal; Bay Trader, Port Rowan, Welland, timber; Mary of St. Catharines, Erie, Port Robinson, coal; Albacore, Romney, Garden Island, timber; W.W. Grant, Toledo, Napanee, corn; B. Everleigh, Toledo, Sackett's Harbour, corn and wheat; Elgin, Marquette, Port Metcalfe, timber; Arctic, Black River, Toronto, coal; Defiance, Erie, Port Colborne, coal; Huron, Port Pelee, Thorold, stone; M.F. Merrick, Toledo, Clayton, timber; G. Smith, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; J. Graham, Ashland, Kingston, timber; Southampton, Lake Superior, Kingston, timber; Wawanosh, Bay City, Kingston, timber; Antelope, Bay City, Port Dalhousie, timber; Victor, Bay City, Garden Island, staves; Norway, Lake Superior, Garden Island, timber; Lady Dufferin, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Dauntless of Port Dover, Erie, Port Colborne, coal; Manzanilla, Two Heart River, Collins Bay, timber; Two Friends, Black River, Toronto, coal; Wacousta, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Montauk, Lake St. Clair, Clayton, timber; Grace Amelia, Chatham, Quebec, lumber; D.M. Foster, Black River, Toronto, coal; G.M. Neelon, Toledo, Kingston, timber. Barge H.F. Church, Chicago, Ogdensburg, corn. Propellers City of New York, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Milwaukee, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Empire, Toledo, Montreal, gen. cargo; D.R. Vanallen, Chatham, Quebec, lumber.
In harbour - schooners Dauntless, Defiance, Pandora, George Thurston.