p.1 Probable Loss of Life - Ludington, Michigan, May 20th - The hooker Maria was picked up fifteen miles off Little Point Sable by the government boat Hancock and brought to this city yesterday. The two men who composed the crew are missing. It was stormy last night, and the schooner had partially filled with water. The yawl was also missing. The names of the seamen are unknown. The anchor was out, but did not hold.
Capt. Patenaude will take charge of the prop. Enterprise.
Capt. Charles Staley pilots the S.S. Wergenland to Chicago.
Thomas Dine, one of Martin's stage hands, has shipped on the schr. Minnedosa.
Ed. Taylor, formerly of the prop. Celtic, is acting in the stead of the engineer of the Jessie Hall, confined through illness.
Clearances: prop. Niagara, upper lakes; tug Active, Montreal, light; tug Walker with five barges, grain, Montreal; tug Bronson, Montreal, with four barges.
Capt. Noonan, of the str. Rideau Belle, says the water is raising in the canal and there is no more danger between the city and Kingston Mills. In the lowest place the water is six feet deep.
Capt. Geoghegan, of the schr. Minnedosa, says he struck part of the wreck of the prop. Celtic on Lake Erie, last Saturday morning. The top of the cabin and a couple of doors were run into just off Rondeau.
Arrivals: prop. Butterine, 31,000 bushels wheat; prop. Tilley, with schrs. Neelon, Merritt, Benson with 100,000 bush. wheat from Duluth and Fort William; tug Hall with three barges, Montreal; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa.
Str. F. & P.M., No. 5, Kingston to Buffalo, light; str. Marquette and consort, Kingston to Duluth, light; str. Niagara, Kingston to Chicago, light; str. Averell, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; barge Sophia Minch, Duluth to Kingston, wheat, passed Port Dalhousie last night.
Capt. Gaskin received a letter from J.B. Metcalfe, Ottawa, this morning, stating the writer had interviewed the marine department and had arranged for the government dredge Nipissing to work on all the slips in the city. When asked if the M.T. Co.'s docks would receive attention the captain said: "Of course they will. Do you think we would have that dredge up here and not get everything we want?"
What the Trouble Was - drunken sailors in row on schr. Teutonia, Capt. Lawrence, at the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding company's dock in Portsmouth - a full column of detail.
p.2 meeting of the wharves and harbor committee - ....The committee considered the communication from Breck & Booth, asking for $25 compensation for removing the hull of an old boat from the West street slip.
Ald. Curtis said the hull in question had been a hindrance to navigation for many years, and he did not think Breck & Booth intended to remove the hull without pay. While they were benefiting themselves they were performing a public duty. He did not think $25 was one-quarter the value of the work done. He was in favor of their requisition.
The council will be recommended to grant the money.....