p.1 Died Very Suddenly - Yesterday afternoon, Peter Mitchell, shipbuilder, Portsmouth, was attacked with congestion of the brain and today at eleven o'clock he passed away. He was sixty-four years of age.
The stevedores look for a good business in the grain line this year.
Capt. Mallett states that he never seen such thick ice in Kingston as was taken from the harbor last winter.
J. DeRush purchased a fine schooner called the Unknown, and will this season trade between Kingston and Oswego.
Capt. James Fleming will have charge of the M.T. Co.'s new barge Winnipeg this year. He sailed the famous Glenora for several summers.
Capt. Wesley Farrington, formerly mate on the schr. Freeman, has bought an interest in the schooner and will command her this season.
W.D. Graham, mate of the prop. Algonquin, arrived from St. Catharines today and is now assisting Capt. McMaugh in the preliminary arrangements for the season's work.
The Varuna Sold - A Picton despatch says: "The steamer Varuna was sold by tender. There were seven tenders received, ranging from $3,500 to $5,275. Capt. W.E. Vanvlack's tender was accepted. Capt. Vanvlack was for six years captain of the Empress of India, running from Toronto to Port Dalhousie, and later, was one of the proprietors of the Royal hotel, Picton. It is his intention to put the boat in first class repair and continue the old route from Brighton to Picton and return."