The schr. S.H. Dunn cleared for Toledo last night to load timber for Garden Island. Capt. Dix made a very quick trip last time.
On account of the slack trade on the river the str. Columbian will only make one trip a week to Montreal. She will run excursions.
Harbor Inspector McCammon says the water in the harbor has dropped twelve inches since July 12th. A steady lowering is now expected till fall.
The str. Armenia will tow the schr. Dunn to Toledo as her own barges, the Valencia and Norway, are now engaged in the grain trade to Montreal by the K. & M. T. Co.
The prop. John Glidden, aground in the harbor, was named after license inspector William Glidden's brother John, who engaged in the forwarding business here at one time.
One of the propellor captains stated, last night, that the fact of wheat being 53 cents in Duluth had ruined a great many in Detroit and other places. Many dealers were mere paupers now. There was a great volume of marine trade this year, but no one made any money out of it.
Arrivals: str. Corsican, Toronto; str. James Swift, Ottawa; str. Algerian, Montreal; prop. Escanaba, Chicago, 47,000 bush. corn; schr. Julia, Oswego, coal; prop. Rosedale, Toledo, 62,000 bush. corn; schr. Warmington, Chicago, 35,000 bush. corn; schr. Grantham, Charlotte, coal; schr. Andrews, Toledo, 20,000 bush. wheat; schr. Emerald, Toledo, 25,000 corn; str. Clinton, Toledo, 18,000 bush. corn.
A Remarkable Feat - Yesterday the large side-wheel steamer Empire State, of the Thousand Island Steamboat Co., ran up the Rapid du Plat and Galop rapids with 700 people on board, and ran down after dark by the aid of her marine electric search-light. This is the largest number of people ever brought up the rapids by one steamer, and the first to run down by night.
The Elevator Scheme - Speaking about an elevator for Kingston Capt. Patenaude stated yesterday that by no means should the corporation help defray the expenses of such an institution. The elevator would be a big boom to the stockholders but what good would it be to Kingston? No more men would be employed. An elevator was greatly needed.