p.2 Political Notes - Inspector of Lighthouses - It is nearly three years since the late Inspector died, and yet the office has never been filled up. It is surmised that the member for Addington will shelve himself in the office before the next election and so flee from the wrath to come. If the office can remain vacant three years, it might as well be abolished altogether and the money saved to the country.
p.3 Marine Notes
The decline in grain freights at Chicago on Monday cast a gloom over vessel owners, but as rates are slightly above starvation figures, they will doubtless pull through without much suffering. The decline is owing to the overabundance of room and light receipts.
The lumber receipts at Toledo so far this season are 93,361,003 feet. Same time last year 78,849,102 feet.
Over 6,000,000 bushels of grain have been shipped east from Toledo by lake since the opening of navigation.
A number of sailors at Toledo have refused to ship at less than $2 per day.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean says that several of the safest insurance companies have ceased taking risks on hulls or cargoes except at full tariff rates.
On the 20th of October there were 16 vessels in port at Duluth, with a capacity for 438,000 bushels of wheat and 15,000 barrels of flour. With a certain continuance of liberal receipts all vessels arriving at Duluth are assured of quick despatch with full cargoes.
Port Colborne, Oct. 29th - Up - schrs. G.W. Davis, Oswego, Toledo, coal; H. Dudley, Bay of Quinte, Buffalo, barley; Cascade, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; prop. City of Toledo, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.
Down - schrs. T.R. Merritt, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; L. Seaton, Detroit, Kingston, wheat; Erie Stewart, Erie, Toronto, coal; L. Ross, Chatham, Montreal, wheat; Siberia, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Fanny Campbell, Sarnia, Montreal, oil; Northman, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; Mary Battle, Black River, Toronto, coal; James Wade, Detroit, Ogdensburg, wheat; Hattie Howard, Toledo, Oswego, corn; Algerine, Toledo, Oswego, corn; Norway, Toledo, Kingston, timber; H.B. Moore, Oswego, wheat; Cataract, Erie, Port Colborne, coal; Mary, Erie, Port Colborne, coal; Ayr, Port Peter, St. Catharines, stone; Grace Whitney, Toledo, Ogdensburg, lumber; barge H.F. Church, Toledo, Ogdensburg, corn; props. City of Concord, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Empire, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Armenia, Detroit, Montreal, wheat; City of New York, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.
p.4 The Carrying Trade - The P:icton Gazette says: "There is not a mine of wealth in the carrying trade just now, which vessel owners know to their sorrow. Grain is carried from Picton to Oswego for 2 cents per bushel, and apples are being carried by a sailing vessel to Brockville for ten cents per barrel."