p.1 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Tim Donovan has chartered his two barges, the American and Noyes, to Harman Bros., Ogdensburg, to carry coal for the season. The Cummings will remain and come into the association if permitted. If not she will run independently.
p.2 Cape Vincent, May 26th - The scow Olive Branch has been purchased by Wm. Ross, who has fitted her out with new canvas. John Hoyser is cook on the steambarge Alberta. The scow Laura D. brought over a load of posts, Monday, from Kingston. The str. Ontario, which runs from Charlotte to Alexandria Bay during the summer, will commence her trips about the 1st of June. She will stop at this place.
The schooner Sylvester Neelon is unloading timber at Collins Bay from Manistee, Mich.
The sailing yacht Wildflower, owned by Capt. Pierce, is being improved at Portsmouth.
Arrivals: prop. J.C. Ford, Chicago, 37,735 bushels corn; sloop Idlewild, Three Mile Bay, light.
The str. Corsican will be ready for business next week and will proceed to Toronto about the 25th.
The barge Hecla, of the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding company, has been chartered to transport corn from Chicago to Montreal at 4 1/4 cents per bushel. This is the lowest rate on record.
Clearances: schr. Nellie Hunter, Deseronto, salt; schr. Acacia, Sodus Point, light; schr. Fabiola, Oswego, light; schr. R. Macdonald, Charlotte, shingles; sloop Lorraine, Cape Vincent, railroad ties; sloop Idlewild, Three Mile Bay, sand.
The Richelieu & Ontario company's steamer Spartan took a final trial run about the harbor yesterday morning in her new dress of paint, and as everything looked well and the machinery worked smoothly, a start was made for Toronto at two o'clock via the Murray canal, the popular Capt. Garrett in command. L. Chabot, general manager of the company, was on board.