p.1 Incidents of the Day - The new side-wheel excursion steamer Empire State, allowed by government inspection to carry 1,000 people, the largest and fastest boat between Toronto and Montreal, among the islands, Saturday, 2 p.m. Electric search light excursion at 7:30 p.m. Fare 35 cents.
The schr. Wells, Oswego, is unloading at the asylum dock.
The str. North King will arrive back from Chicago tomorrow.
The schr. Straubenzie is now on Lake Ontario with soft coal from Cleveland for James Swift.
The captain of the schr. Burton expects to see coal raise in price at the end of this month. Vessels are hustling on this account.
The schr. Queen of the Lakes cleared today for Charlotte to load coal for the M.T. Co. The Queen will make another big trip up the lakes soon.
The schr. Dunn has been very fortunate this year in having good weather. Her last two trips to Toledo have been fast ones and Capt. Dix is well pleased.
S. Arneil's gang of stevedores did some fast work the other day when the schr. Garibaldi was relieved of 246 tons of grate coal at the malt house in 11 1/2 hours. Only one horse was used in hoisting.
Str. Ralph and barges, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; str. Pueblo, Chicago to Kingston, corn; tug Hector and barge Augustus, Toledo to Kingston, timber; str. Orion and barges, Kingston to Toledo, light, passed through the Welland canal yesterday.
Arrivals: prop. Hopkins, Chicago, 38,000 bushels corn; schr. Edwan Kelly, Chicago, 47,000 bush. corn; schr. Fabiola, Oswego, coal; schr. Burton, Oswego, coal; str. Algerian, Toronto; str. Corsican, Montreal; str. Persian, St. Catharines; str. Cuba, Hamilton.
As the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company is running in opposition to the river steamers from Kingston it is rumored that this may lead to a competition between Kingston adn Montreal which will give the public the benefit of a two or three dollar rate instead of the present charges.