The str. Columbian is having new fenders put on.
Clearances: str. Nile and barge Isis, Deseronto, light; str. Campana, Chicago.
The prop. Tilley and barges, Kingston to Chicago, passed Port Colborne last night.
Daly Bros. are at work on their contract removing the Haskell shoals between Brockville and Alexandria Bay.
Arrivals: sloops Sydney and Murray, bay ports, with lumber; str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Algerian, Montreal.
The steambarge Erin brings corn from Chicago to Kingston at 3 3/4 cents per bushel, the rate, of course, including free canal tolls.
On Thursday the steam fishing boat Maud L., owned by R.J. Perry, Napanee, was placed under seizure by the collector of customs for violation of the navigation laws. It was reported that Mr. Perry's boat had engaged in towing on Wednesday. Mr. Perry contends that the matter is not serious inasmuch as he did not call at any port but returned directly to Napanee.
Mr. Reid, the engineer who brought the Columbian around from New York, left the steamer a few days ago. The management of the line regretted very much Mr. Reid's going although was on account of not holding a Canadian certificate. As a steamboat engineer Mr. Reid has few equalls in Canada and the fact of his having brought the Columbian safely to Kingston is in itself a great thing. In all probability he will secure a certificate for Canada and take charge of the Columbian next year. Mr. Parker, Montreal, takes his place. Mr. Madison, electrician, New York, also had to go.
p.4 Rebate of Canal Tolls - order in council said to have been passed and forwarded to the Governor-General for signature abolishing the rebate on canal tolls; all vessels using Welland Canal, whether destined for Montreal or American ports, will pay the old tolls of 20 cents per ton of cargo; the vessels destined for Montreal will no longer get a rebate of 13 cents