p.1 General Paragraphs - A telegram received states that the str. Celtic, en route to Kingston, was obliged to run back to Port Colborne last night, owing to a break in the machinery.
News In Small Lots - Fred Hibbard, of Morrisburg, has been appointed steward of the steamer Spartan. He was formerly on the Rothesay.
KINGSTON AND OTTAWA.
The Steamer Rideau Belle, the finest and fastest steamer on the Rideau, will (until further notice) leave Swift & Co.'s wharf, Kingston, every Tuesday and Friday at One p.m., arriving at Ottawa every Wednesday and Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Returning, will leave Capt. Jones' wharf, Canal Basin, Ottawa, every Monday and Thursday at 8 a.m., arriving at Kingston every Tuesday and Friday mornings at 7 a.m. Connection made at Kingston with steamers Ocean and Persia, Royal Mail Line, steamer Hero for Bay Ports, steamers for the Cape Vincent and Thousand Islands, and G.T.R.R. east and west.
For further information, apply to Messrs. Jas. Swift & Co., Agents, Kingston, or to D. Noonan, Owner.
The barge Albani will leave the government dry-dock today.
Str. Sequin and consort, Chicago, passed Port Colborne for Kingston, last night.
The str. Corsican moved around from the K. & P. dock to the G.T.R. dock yesterday.
The schooner Dunn arrived at Garden Island from Toledo this morning with lumber.
The tug Active with barges Regina and Jennie, is expected today from Toledo with corn.
The schr. Hanlan will make her first trip to Oswego for coal as soon as the wind goes down.
The sloop Idlewild is looking very neat this spring. She is in with peas from Wolfe Island.
The first raft of the season from Garden Island passed Caughnawaga yesterday morning en route for Quebec.
The schr. Fleetwing is loading lumber at the K. & P. dock for Oswego. She will return with coal for Swift & Co.
Str. Niagara, Kingston, for Toledo, and barges Hyderabad and Bangalore, for Cleveland, passed Port Dalhousie last night.
The schr. Queen of the Lakes, Capt. Parsons, is in with coal from Toledo for Breck & Booth. This is her first trip of the season.
The government dredge working on the Gananoque river will finish in a few days. She will be transferred to Marysville to do work there.
A heavy southern gale was blowing from the south this morning. The storm drum is up and the vessels along the docks are weather-bound.
Clearances: schr. Freeman, Oswego, light; tug Jessie Hall, seven barges, Montreal; schr. White Oak, Oswego; schr. Queen of the Lakes, Toledo, coal.
The rolling of the surf at Richardson's dock, this morning, caused the schr. Hanlan to run against the schr. Monitor, which resulted in the latter's bowsprit being broken off.
Richardson & Sons have loaded the barge Glengarry with 7,000 bushels of oats, and the barge Montreal with 10,000 bushels of the same grain. They will be towed to Montreal.
Capt. John McGriffin, of the str. Cibola, was in the city, yesterday, arranging for a place in the dry-dock. He is greatly pleased with the dock, and the Cibola will be down on Sunday.
Capt. Farigrieve has decided to call his new propeller, now being built at Hamilton, the Arabian. She will be commanded by Capt. Chestnut. The boat will be ready to be launched on June 1st.
H.J. Zeatman and Alex. Kerr, first and second engineers of the steamer High Rock, left this afternoon for Ottawa. The High Rock is in the government service and plies between Kingston and Ottawa.
The spar and platform buoys were to have been laid today. There are fifteen in all, six for the Carruthers' shoal, seven for Point Frederick, one for the penitentiary and another for the Bolivia shoal.
The str. Chieftain left with a raft for Quebec last night. The Traveller coaled up this morning and started down the river, and upon overtaking the Chieftain will take over the tow and allow the Chieftain to return.
Arrivals: - schr. Oliver Mowat, lake ports, 14,000 bushels buckwheat; schr. Storrs, Napanee, 9,000 bushels barley; schr. Delaware, Oswego, coal; barge Peruvian, Adolphustown, hay; schr. Annie Falconer, Oswego, coal.
Capt. Bloomfield, of the str. Hero, says there is a bad rock in the Belleville harbor a few feet out from the ferry slip which will prevent the mail boats from swinging around there this spring. Capt. Craig, of the str. Passport, intends writing the authorities at Belleville about the matter. The defect will have to be remedied to allow the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's steamers to enter.
Capt. Patenaude has the sympathy of the public and marine men especially. About two weeks ago he was called from Hamilton to Montreal to the dying bed of his brother, and yesterday he received a message from Kingston that his wife was dangerously ill with inflammation of the lungs. The kind-hearted French-Canadian captain arrived, this morning, and is very sore at heart. Capt. Clifford, of the prop. Michigan, will command his boat, the prop. Celtic, and is expected down on Sunday.
The schr. Ella Murton, Capt. Saunders, set sail for Oswego, yesterday afternoon, to load coal. The schr. B.W. Folger, lying in wait at Swift's dock, hoisted canvass and was after the Murton ten minutes later and an interesting race to their destination was anticipated. When leaving port a slight breeze was blowing which shifted to the southeast about eight o'clock and a stiff wind sprung up in the vessels' favor. Both vessels are manned by able men and they are considered unusually fast sailors.
p.4 Navigation Open - Fort William, April 28th - The steamer Pampa arrived this morning. Last night's storm has blown the ice all out of the bay, and navigation is now open.