p.1 General Paragraphs - The report that the prop. Algonquin was seriously strained in leaving the dry-dock is not true.
The strs. John Martin and Hale have been chartered from Duluth to Kingston at 5 1/2 cents, and the str. Topeka on corn from Chicago at 3 cents.
The str. North King left for Rochester last night. This was her first trip, and a large number gathered on the dock to see her off.
The schr. Restless has been chartered by Richardson Bros. to carry grain from Napanee to Kingston. She goes after buckwheat.
Clearances: str. Holland with schr. Stephenson in tow, Chicago, light; str. Chieftain and three barges, Charlotte, light; str. Quebec, Cape Vincent, railroad ties.
Arrivals: str. Chieftain, Charlotte, light; schr. Restless, Clayton; strs. E.J. Ralph, 44,000 bushels, Iona, 40,000 and A.T. Lindsay, 60,000 bush. wheat from Chicago.
The prop. Algonquin had her boiler tested this morning. She will leave for Chicago tonight. The Algonquin carries 600 tons of water between the two bottoms for ballast.
The Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, in expectation of the rush of business this season, is to place the Bohemian on the Kingston route, to do duty as a down day boat.
In leaving the harbor, yesterday morning, the schr. Delaware ran into the schr. Fleetwing and carried off her jib-boom, breaking it at the bowsprit. The Fleetwing was anchored off the dry-dock and waiting to get away for Oswego. She has a cargo of lumber.
The officers of the str. James Swift are: Capt. Fleming, master; N. Kinghorn, purser; John Boulton and P. Kilcauley, engineers. The str. Rideau Belle will be in charge of: Capt. Scott, master; Ed. Fleming, purser; Wm. Todd, engineer. The str. Swift will not be ready before May 15th.