p.1 City Council - Tax Petition - A petition was read from Mr. P.R. Henderson as agent for the Montreal Transportation Co., stating that the taxes for 1876 had been paid, but it now appears that the collector desires the amount of the rebate by the Council. The Court of Revision said they could take no action in the matter. Referred to the Finance Committee to report.
p.3 Customs' Imports - July 30th - schr. D. Lyons, Chicago, A. Gunn & Co., 19,440 bush. corn.
Schr. Camanche, Chicago, M.T. Co., 19,000 bush. corn.
Schr. E.H. Rutherford, Toledo, Holcomb & Stewart, 15,165 bush. corn.
Str. Magnet, Charlotte, Rees Bros., 29 brls; Bajus Bros., 4 brls.; McCaul & Hiscock, 4 crates, 1 bag, 14 brls.
Str. Africa, Toledo, M.T. Co., 3,002 bush. corn.
Schr. A.J. Hale, Chicago, Holcomb & Stewart, 20,178 bush. corn.
Str. Maine, Chicago, Holcomb & Stewart, 11,000 bush. corn.
The Rochester Races - The steamer Magnet will run to Charlotte for the Rochester races, which takes place from the 6th to the 9th August inclusive. The fare will only be $2 for a return ticket, which will be good for a week. Further particulars will be given in a few days.
Steam Boat Racing - The Watertown Despatch editorally says that the Island Belle made no attempt at racing when the Geneva beat her the other day, nor will the officers race until the summer travel is over. The article concludes: "We are also authorized by the friensds of the Belle to say that as soon as the summer travel is over, sometime in September, if the friends of the Seymour or Geneva desire a trial of speed for $300, the money on the part of the Belle is ready. The friends of the Seymour and Geneva, who are bragging of their superior speed, should now "shut up or put up." We are of opinion that racing by steamboats ought not to be allowed under any consideration.
Holcolm & Stewart - Arrivals - schrs. D. Lyons, from Chicago, 19,540 bush. corn; O.J. Hale, from Chicago, 20,200 bush. corn; E.H. Rutherford, from Toledo, 16,500 bush. corn; prop. Maine, from Chicago, 11,000 bush. corn; barges Jet and Finch, from Montreal, light.
Port Colborne, July 30th - Up - schr. H. Fitzhugh, Charlotte, Toledo, coal; Lamb, Fair Haven, Detroit, coal; Arabia, Kingston, Kincardine, light; G.B. Sloan, Charlotte, Detroit, coal; props. City of New York, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; Champlain, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Columbia, Montreal, Duluth, gen. cargo; Prussia, Montreal, Toledo, gen. cargo.
Down - schr. O. Mitchell, Chicago, Kingston, grain; prop. Lawrence, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.