p.1 The steambarge Freemason was released from Davis' dry-dock today after being repaired and caulked. She will load sand at Rudd's quarry and return to Rideau Lake where she will finish loading mica. She and the barge Minnie Francis loaded with mica will proceed to Montreal.
General Paragraphs - The steambarge Nile and two barges cleared for Ottawa today with tile and shingles. They will bring lumber back.
The prop. Glengarry has been loaded by Richardson & Sons with peas for Montreal.
The schr. Speedwell is in Davis' dry-dock having her bottom caulked.
The schr. Straubenzie is in the Welland canal bound down from Sandusky with soft coal for Swift & Co.
James Gowan, who will superintend the towing of the new str. Bannockburn, from Montreal to Kingston, is fitting out the tug Active for the work.
Clearances: schr. Ballou, Sodus Point, light; prop. Quito, Chicago, light; schr. Paisley, Chicago, light; prop. Britannic, Chicago, light; prop. Monteagle, Chicago.
The statement that the Collinsby wrecking company has been engaged to raise the sunken str. Rothesay is not true. The manager of the company, Mr. Leslie, when interviewed this morning, said there was no truth in the report, and that the pontoons, left at Prescott, were brought down to be used at the str. Bohemian, but were not needed.
Arrivals: str. Algerian, Toronto; str. Persia, Montreal; str. Cuba, Montreal; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. North King, Charlotte; str. Columbian, Montreal; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. Corsican, Montreal; schr. Foster, Gladstone, 43,000 bushels wheat; prop. Orion, Ashland, 82,000 feet timber; prop. Clinton, Toledo, 18,000 bush. corn; schr. Annie Falconer, Charlotte, coal.
Capt. Saunders' Clearance Papers.
Capt. Saunders, of the schr. Ella Murton, was in a hurry to get his clearance yesterday, and after signing his name to the necessary forms, he requested Landing Waiter Wingfield to leave it for him at a certain place. Mr. Wingfield left it for him and wrote the following on the envelope:
"To Captain John Saunders this clearance is given;
I wish I could clear him as easy to heaven;
He's an honest good fellow; I hope he will try
To clear up aloft in the Sweet Bye and Bye."