Surplus Cargoes - When vessels, which have been loaded in the west, and unloaded here, run short of the amount stated on the Bill of Lading, the transhipper is looked upon as the indirect means of making the captain pay away his profit on freight in order to make up the deficiency, as he is held responsible for the fullness and completeness of his cargo. But if the forwarders are blamed for the shortage, we presume for the same reason and on the same grounds, they should be given the credit of creating a surplus, a case of which occurred on Wednesday, the schooner Jennie Graham, consigned from Chicago to Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart, having overrun some two hundred bushels. Mariners will please make a note of this fact.
Grounded - The schooner Wave Crest, grain laden, grounded in the harbour this morning. She was pulled off without sustaining any material damage.
Dragged Her Anchor - The schooner J.G. McGrath dragged her anchor this morning in the blow, and knocked against one of the docks, but was not injured.
Wellesley Island - Mr. A.W. Moore, artist of Kingston, sketched Thousand Island Park for new work to be issued by Mr. A.R. Dougall of Montreal Witness; picture shows steamers Hastings, Maud and Flight.
The Shad - Supporting what was said a few days ago of the growth of shad in the lake, an exchange reports that where shad fry was deposited in 1872, they are now catching splendid shad of five pounds and upwards, of as fine flavor as those caught in the large rivers. It was feared they could not be grown unless they had access to salt water. The country owes much to Mr. Green's efforts in fish culture in supplying the country with an abundance of the edible fish.