p.1 The Norma Won - The cutter Norma, owned by F. Strange, Kingston, is in Toronto to sail the Vedette a series of special match races, the winner of two out of three to receive a cup, purchased jointly by the owners. The first race takes place today over the Prince of Wales cup course, one round only being sailed. The next race will be on Wednesday, over a windward and leeward course.
A despatch reaching here at 3:45 o'clock, said the Norma defeated the Vedette by four minutes.
Incidents of the Day - The str. St. Lawrence went to Portsmouth, this morning, to be hauled out on the ways. Improvements will be made to the steamer.
Arrivals: str. Corsican, Toronto; str. North King, Charlotte; str. James Swift, Ottawa.
At Chicago the Kingston wheat rate has advanced from 2 1/2 cents to 2 3/4 cents. The demand for boats is healthy.
The tug Walker arrived from Sodus Point yesterday with the barge Cornwall loaded with 1,200 tons of coal.
The barge Kinghorn is in Davis' dry-dock having new planks inserted and other improvements made her.
The str. North King made her last trip to Alexandria Bay yesterday. The people have nearly all gone away within the last week or so.
The barges Cameron and Cavalier have reached Port Colborne from Collins Bay in tow of the Tecumseh, and have gone into winter quarters here. The Tecumseh has gone on to Escanaba.
The str. St. Lawrence arrived up the river, last night, to lay up for the season. She was beautifully illuminated when she came in. Her searchlight was thrown on the city and its rays were very strong. Manager Folger says the St. Lawrence had a good season, far ahead of last.
p.2 An Exciting Experience - Capt. Sanford Davis had one of the lamps at Stave Island lighthouse explode; upper part of light was burned. [Gananoque Reporter]