p.3 yacht Countess of Dufferin returns, towed from Brockville by prop. Shickluna, left New York on Aug. 10th, came via Halifax, Gaspe, Quebec and Montreal.
The following are the arrivals in the harbour during the past three or four days:
At Holcomb & Stewart's - Schrs. Conneaut, from Toledo, with 15,000 bush wheat; Nellie Wilder, Chicago, 20,400 bush rye; George B. Sloan, Milwaukee, 18,500 bush wheat; F.C. Leighton, Chicago, 24,500 bush corn; Havana, Chicago, 19,500 bush wheat; Gibraltar, Milwaukee, 17,500 bush do.; G.C. Trumpit (sic), do, 22,500 bush do; H. Dudley, Toledo, 15,000 bush corn; Jessie Drummond, do, 20,300 bush wheat; Oliver Mowat, do, 18,100 bush corn; Magellan, do, 20,000 bush do.; D.G. Fort, Milwaukee, 22,500 bush wheat; G.M. Chase, do, 23,000 bush do; Thos. Parsons, Chicago, 23,500 bush barley.
M.T. Co's Wharf - Schrs. Niagara, 15,000 bush wheat; Clinton, 19,000 bush do; Clyde, 15,000 bush do; Hyderabad, 19,994 bush corn; Tyro, 22,500 bush wheat; Trinidad, 20,600 bush do.; Emerald, 21,600 bush do.; Knight Templar, 17,492 bush do; J.S. Richards, 17,500 bush do; Star, 12,740 bush do; F.D. Barker, 20,238 bush do; Emlase, 17,500 bush do; Mysortier, 22,200 bush do; L. Ellsworth, 22,000 bush do.
At St. L. & C.F. Co's Wharf - E.W. Davidson, 21,450 bush wheat.
American Vessels and Canadian Trade - Protests were telegraphed yesterday to the Minister of Customs by the vessel owners of Toronto against the Government granting permits to American tugs and barges to carry grain from Kingston to Montreal, there being sufficient vessel capacity owned by Canadians to do this service without calling in assistance from the other side.
Shortage - The captain of the schooner Rival reports at Detroit that on his last trip to Kingston his load of wheat as measured out at that port ran short sixty bushels. As the Rival is a small sized schooner this shrinkage of cargo is quite unaccountable. Owing to this experience the captain refused to charter for Kingston, being offered a load several days ago at five cents, preferring to wait for an engagement for some other point.