p.2 Customs' Imports - Aug. 1st - Prop. Lawrence, Oswego, McCaul & Hiscock, 3 barrels.
Str. Magnet, Charlotte, Rees Bros., 53 brls.; Bajus Bros., 5 barrels.
Schr. Peerless, Fair Haven, R. Crawford & Co., 400 tons coal.
p.3 Marquis of Lorne - We are informed that this yacht changed owners within a week or two, and that the offer of it was really made to the Government. The intention was that if accepted it would be thoroughly refitted, and raised from the condition in which it now is, to that of a pleasure yacht. An answer has been received from the Government, stating that it has not been informed of the acceptance of the Governor-Generalship by the Marquis of Lorne, and therefore cannot say anything definitely on the subject at present.
Those Hideous Whistles - We have been thanked on behalf of many of the residents of the west end of the city for the notice calling attention to the abominable noise made by the Island Belle and other steamers. It is to be hoped the authorities will interfere to put a stop to such noises, which are quite unnecessary, and which have a most injurious effect, not merely upon the sick but those in good health.
The Brockville Recorder says: "The tug Jessie Hall while on her way up the river this morning, ran on a shoal just outside Refugee Island, in a fog, and at last accounts was in a bad predicament. The large tug Frank Perew, Capt. McGlade, in endeavouring to pull her off, broke two large hawsers, and was unable to start her. She was, to use an expression of one of the hands almost "high and dry."
Port Colborne, Aug. 1st - Up - schrs. Itasca, Charlotte, Milwaukee, coal and pig iron; James Wade, Sodus Point, Chicago, coal; W.R. Taylor, Kingston, Port Huron, light; D.M. Foster, St. Catharines, blank, light; Corsican, Oswego, Toledo, coal; A. Muir, Port Dalhousie, Toledo, light; prop. City of Toledo, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo.
Down - schrs. Norway, Sault Ste. Marie, Garden Island, timber; H. Folger, Grand Island, Garden Island, timber; Bermuda, Cleveland, Oshawa, coal; prop. Nashua, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.