p.1 The Contract Awarded - A telegram received at Brockville, yesterday morning, ordered the steamer Algerian to the government dry-dock here, and she immediately returned and entered the dock last night. This morning the contract for the iron was awarded to the locomotive works company. The carpenter work has not yet been given out, but it will probably be done by W. Power. Mr. Connolly says the steamer will be out of the dock in a week's time.
The dredge Nipissing is engaged in the M.T. Co.'s slip.
Clearances: tug Thompson, Montreal, six barges grain; tug Bronson, Montreal.
S.V. Parsons, Buffalo, is in the city taking a survey of the str. Glengarry, in the interests of the fire insurance company.
Capt. E.A. Booth, jr., is serving as purser of the str. Richelieu in the place of Ira Folger who is confined to his room.
A message received from Port Dalhousie this morning states that the str. Tecumseh has arrived there for repairs. She is badly damaged and will be dry-docked.
The prop. Tilley with consorts Benson and Merritt arrived in port yesterday afternoon, after having run on a shoal outside the Ducks on Thursday. The schooners grounded in the Soo River at Nabische. No damage was done.
Arrivals: schr. Oliver Mowat, Whitby and Darlington, 12,000 bush. peas; schr. Vienna, Frenchman's Bay, 7,000 bush. peas; prop. Tilley and consorts, Fort William, wheat; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, coal; schr. Eccles, Napanee, oats; sloop Idlewild, Collins Bay, peas.
The S.S. Wergeland presented a curious appearance when she steamed into Kingston the other day. Her cabin bulwarks, in fact every available place where the color of paint would admit of it, were names of people at Chicago who had visited the vessel. It is said there were at least 5000 autographs.
Capt. Geoghegan says his last trip was the fastest to his knowledge on record. The schooners Minnedosa and Kildonan, in tow of the tug Walker, left Fort William, loaded with grain, and met the tug Active on Lake Erie on the route down. The tugs exchanged tows, and the Active with her vessels arrived in Kingston exactly 16 days after the Walker had left with the schooners. The trip from Lake Erie to Kingston was made by the Active in 18 hours. Capt. Geoghegan thinks the Active could make the round trip in 13 days.