THE LAKE MAIL SERVICE - The steamer Emerald on her last down trip carried the mails for Owen Sound and other places through to Collingwood. The boat arrived in Collingwood on Saturday afternoon, and the mail that should have been here on Saturday morning was only distributed on Monday. Several parties here complain that they had important letters in the mail which should have been answered by the return mail Saturday night, and several parties received small orders for goods which could have been filled the same day had the mails been delivered here as they should have been...
RETURN OF THE KENDRICK - It will be remembered that after the arrival here of the tug Ann Long with bodies of Mr. McDougal and other victims of the Asia disaster the tug Kendrick was despatched for further search by Mr. W. Kough, Vice President of the G. N, T, Co. The Kendrick returned here on Saturday morning last, and from those on board the following particulars of the search have been obtained; It was discovered that a large quantity of wreckage had drifted ashore at Wikimmikong Bay and about twenty bodies of the victims of the sad disaster had been buried by the Indians, and also that they had taken possession of a large number of trunks and their articles which they found. A complete search of Lonely Island was also made , and the body of Mrs, Woods, of Cincinnati was found. It had been discovered by the light-house keeper on Sunday, October 1st, who, instead of reporting the fact, had concealed the body, and taken all jewellery and money belonging to the deceased. The crew of the Kendrick report that the body was very much decomposed, and as they had no way of bring it down it was buried on Lonely Island. A brother of the deceased lady has since gone down with an air-tight coffin, and will remove the body to her home in the States. A large amount of freight, tackle and other articles were found in possession of the light-housekeeper on Lonely Island, who appears to have played the part of a wrecker throughout, as we understand he at first denied having seen or heard of any bodies or wreckage belonging to the unfortunate steamer.
THE Africa left on Thursday night with a full load
THE Northern Belle arrived down on Friday morning.
THE re-built Manitoulin is to come out under a new name - the Atlantic, and will be afloat some day this week.
HEAVY LOADS - The Campana left here on Wednesday last, and the Frances Smith on Thursday, both so heavily laden as to be unable to take all the freight offered.