p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. St. Lawrence made her trial trip this afternoon. The steamer has been made even more comfortable than before.
Richardson Bros. are loading the barge Eagle with wheat for Montreal.
The schr. B.W. Folger, just returned, was the first vessel at Big Sodus this year.
Prop. Algonquin, Kingston to Fort William, light, passed Port Colborne last night.
The schooner Annie Falconer unloading at Garden Island, brings coal from Oswego for Swift & Co. The captain states that there is lots of soft coal on hand at Charlotte; hard coal is a scarcity, however.
The R. & O. N. Co. has prepared the opening schedule of the boats. The Corsican is the first to start, leaving Kingston for Toronto on the 30th, the Spartan leaves Montreal on the 31st; str. Algerian June 1st, and Passport on the 2nd inst.
Capt. Batton returned on Saturday after superintending the laying of the buoys between the Lachine rapids and Victoria bridge. The captain states that the buoys used this year are away ahead of anything put down in former years. The buoys are 1 1/2 feet thick, 30 feet long and 12 feet above water.
The str. Sheldon, from Duluth, with 37,000 bushels of wheat to the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company and J. & R. Esdaile, Montreal, for export, struck a rock near Rain's dock, Sault Ste. Marie, Friday, and has four feet of water in her hold. She lies at Encampment, and assistance has been sent.
Capt. Batton has received word to go to Montreal for the purpose of bringing the steamyacht Comanche up the river. Capt. Batton piloted the boat down from Kingston last fall. The Comanche is owned by Mr. Hannah, president of the steel works, Cleveland, and cost $825,000. She left Halifax on Monday last and is bound for the world's fair.
Clearances: str. Hall to Oswego to load coal; str. Thompson to Oswego, with two barges to load coal; tug Bronson, Montreal, six barges of grain; schr. Julia, Oswego, light; str. Jessie Bain, Clayton; sloop Idlewild, Cape Vincent, peas; tug Col. By, Cape Vincent, towing barge Thistle, with cedar posts and railroad ties; str. North King, Charlotte; schr. Flora Emma, Oswego, light.
Arrivals: schr. Oliver Mowat, Toronto, 14,000 bushels wheat; schr. Speedwell, Oswego, coal; schr. Nellie Hunter, Oswego, hard coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Big Sodus, coal; str. Persia, Montreal; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. North King, Charlotte; str. Hall, Chicago; 28,000 bushels corn; tug Thompson, Montreal, four light barges; schr. Storrs, Picton, 9,000 bushels rye; sloop Minnie, Picton, 9,000 bushels rye; schr. Keewatin, Colborne, grain.