p.3 The Yacht Race - It would seem as if the Kingston yachtsmen were going to allow the river craft to get ahead of them. There are so many boats going to Gananoque on the 24th that not one of them can get a good crew. Now if those crews are not forthcoming by the 24th, there will be a crow from the Brockville boys.
James Swift's - called - The steamers Asia, from Windsor, Argyle, from Chicago, City of New York, from Cleveland; Cuba, from Prescott; Dominion, from Montreal, and Lake Erie, from Hamilton.
The schr. B.W. Folger arrived on Wednesday with coal for the Gas Company from Oswego. She leaves today with 190 tons of iron ore for the same port.
Montreal Transportation Company - Arrived - prop. Africa, Toledo, lightened 3,396 bush. corn; Goldhunter, Port Darlington, 10,000 bush. wheat; Cuba, Toronto, 17,483 bush. corn; Zealand, Toledo, lightened 3,377 bush. corn; Ganges, Milwaukee, 22,887 bush. wheat. The tug Bronson left with barges Harvest, 13,589 bush. corn; Consort, 10,266 bush. wheat; Toledo, 18,636 bush. wheat; Duluth, 20,870 bush. corn; Chicago, 20,845 bush. wheat.
Holcomb & Stewart - Arrivals - schrs. Mary McVea, Muskegon, 276,000 feet deals; Charlotte Raab, Muskegon, 236,000 feet deals; F. Crawford, Muskegon, 300,000 feet deals; Watertown, Chicago, 22,500 bush. barley; Colin Gearing, Wellington, 6,000 bush. peas. Four barges light from Montreal. Departures - barges Eagle, for Montreal, 21,000 bush. corn; Frontenac, do., 21,100 bush. corn; Jet, do., 23,500 bush. corn; Odessa, do., 14,626 bush. corn; Alice Percy, do., 16,100 bush. corn; Martin, do., 12,500 bush. corn. Steambarge Clinton, having in tow barges Grimsby, Clyde, and Gleniffer for Port Colborne, for orders.
Cool and stormy weather is reported on the lakes.
The sailors' union prevents men from shipping on the lakes for less than $1.50.
The first sailing vessel to arrive at Oswego this season was the America, which came in on Wednesday.
Port Colborne, May 16th - Evening - Up - schrs. Albacore, Port Dalhousie, Sault Ste. Marie, light; Antelope, do.; Bigler, Oswego, Chicago, coal; J. Matthews, do.; Cape Horn, Welland, Buffalo, light; Sweepstakes, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Niagara, Kingston, Kincardine, light; Fleet Wing, Wilson, Toledo, light; J.N. Carter, Toronto, Cleveland, light; J.G. McGrath, Kingston, Cleveland, light; Cataract, Toronto, Cleveland, light; Starling, Kingston, Black River, light; Nellie Wilder, Oswego, Racine, coal; Mediterranean, Sodus Point, Detroit, coal; Anglo Saxon, Kingston, Toledo, light; props. Oswegatchie, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Lowell, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; Champlain, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.
Down - props. Nashua, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; A. Munro, Tyrconnell, Montreal, gen. cargo; schrs. Mary of Port Stanley, Morpeth, Kingston; Mary of St. Catharines, Erie, Allanburg, coal.
In harbour - schrs. Cataract, Mediterranean, Anglo Saxon.
Port Colborne, May 17th - 1 p.m. - Up - schrs. Mediterranean, Sodus Point, Detroit, coal; Anglo Saxon, Kingston, Toledo, light; Erie Stewart, Kingston, blank, light; Florida, Oswego, Bay City, coal; J.T. Mott, Ogdensburg, Chicago, iron ore; Willie Keller, Oswego, Black River, light.
Down - schr. Mary of St. Catharines, Erie, Allanburg, coal.