FIRST ARRIVAL IN PORT.
The Str. D.R. Van Allan Came Over From Oswego.
Today the sails of the schr. White Oak were bent.
Capt. C. Fleming, of Clayton, will command the str. Princess Louise this season.
Today the schr. B.W. Folger sailed below Cataraqui bridge. She will be loaded with lumber for Oswego.
John Jarrell, of Port Hope, purser on the North King, arrived today, as did also John W. Johnston, mate, of Bath.
The strs. Armenia and D.D. Calvin cleared for Toronto last night. They were met outside Nine Mile Point by the str. Van Allen.
As soon as the river is clear of ice Capt. Rees will take the Islander to Clayton. He will leave here then and return for the str. St. Lawrence.
Joseph Laffanier, Sharbot Lake, has arrived in the city. He is a Rideau river pilot, and will have charge of Mr. Southgate's yacht, H.I. Clark, next season.
The str. Van Allan arrived from Oswego this morning, light. She is the first vessel to reach Kingston this season. The captain should be presented with a new hat by Collector Hamilton. The Van Allan will be inspected and then return to Oswego with a cargo of lumber.
Pith of the News - The schr. Flora, of Picton, is ashore at Oakville and hard aground west of the pier.