The schr. B.W. Folger will get away for Oswego this afternoon.
The K. & M. Forwarding Co. has laid up a few barges on account of the slack times.
The str. Topeka has arrived from Chicago. She has 54,000 bushels of corn for the M.T. Co.
The str. Orion cleared for the upper lakes this afternoon to load lumber for Collins Bay.
The tug Jessie Hall cleared for Montreal with five barges of grain, consisting of 90,000 bushels.
The tug Charlie Ferris came over from Oswego this morning to get a couple of Yankee barges loaded with lumber.
The str. St. Lawrence will start on her regular route between Cape Vincent and Alexandria Bay on Sunday.
Arrivals: str. Passport, Toronto; str. Magnet, St. Catharines; str. Corsican, Montreal; str. James Swift, Ottawa; str. Acadia, Montreal.
The boilers of the steamers Jessie Bain and Empire State gave great satisfaction when tested by the American inspectors yesterday.
Marine business seems to be at the lowest possible ebb. Many boats are laying up on account of not securing sufficient trade to make it pay. The M.T. Co. was obliged to lay up the tugs Bronson and Glide this morning.
Grain Shipment Case - Judge Doherty rendered judgement on Monday in the case of the Union bank vs. the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co., and Ira Gould & Sons, mis en cause. This was a revendication of 18,518 bushels of grain, balance of a consignment shipped from Kingston to Montreal and alleged to be held and undelivered by defendants as carriers. The court quashed the seizure, but condemned defendants to deliver 6,676 bushels more or pay their value $6,676. [Montreal Witness]
p.3 Wolfe Island, June 20th - R. Armstrong has erected a coal house on the outer end of the dock, and the schr. Julia has unloaded there 175 tons of stove coal....