p.1 The Richelieu Dividend - earnings are ahead of last year; dividend would be the first in years.
The Calvin Co.'s eleventh raft left for Quebec today in tow of the str. John A. Macdonald.
The schr. Speedwell, now unloading coal at the M.T. Co.'s dock, will enter Davis' dry-dock for caulking and general repairs.
Capt. Jno. Smith has sold his schooner Restless, and has purchased the schr. Ballou for $1,200. The Ballou is a staunch little craft.
The steamer James Swift with a broken shaft was towed into port by the steamer Rideau Belle this morning. The Belle will take the Swift's Ottawa trip.
Owing to the scarcity of barges the steamer Baltic and tow, with 100,000 bushels of grain, had to be sent from Portsmouth to Ogdensburg to be discharged.
The steam-barge Freemason is now in Davis' dry-dock being caulked. It is many years since repairs were made to the boat and the improvements were greatly needed.
The schr. Ballou is in with 4,000 bushels of peas from up the bay. On account of the scarcity of barges, Richardson & Sons are obliged to have the schooner towed to Montreal behind one of the M.T. Co.'s tows.
Davis & Sons are thinking of building a steamer 125 feet long for a passenger excursion boat. On account of the slack times around the dock and shipyard Mr. Davis thinks it advisable in order to retain his gang of men. The steamer would be about the size of the steamer Islander, but a screw wheel.