p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Acacia cleared for Oswego today with 10,000 bushels of barley. The grain was shipped by Clark & Co., of the malt house, and is the first consignment of barley for malting purposes this year.
The barge Maggie in Davis' dry-dock is having some new planking put in.
It is altogether likely that the strs. Spartan and Magnet will be laid up here this winter.
The prop. Rhoda Emily is at the M.T. Co.'s dock from Chicago with 40,000 bush. wheat.
The tug Bronson arrived up from Montreal last night with five light barges and cleared agaian today with two loaded ones for down the river.
The strs. Rosedale and Ceylon are among the vessels now on their way down the lake with stuff for the M.T. Co. This firm will have 485,000 bushels of grain in next week.
The str. Passport, Capt. Craig, will pass down tomorrow on her last trip of the season; the Spartan follows on Saturday. The Algerian, Capt. Dunlop, has been laid up at Sorel for over a week.
Richardson & Sons had all the "mosquito fleet" in yesterday. The sloop Laura D. had wheat from Belleville; the Maggie L. and Idlewild peas from the islands; Pilot, Gananoque; Madcap, bay ports; and Ballou, Picton. The elevator was kept on the hum. The firm is doing a very extensive business this year.
p.3 Westport, Sept. 25th - Steambarge Quebec arrived here last week with a load of brick....
p.4 The New Ship Canal - at Sault Ste. Marie expected to be ready for navigation in a month; description of work completed; gates have still to be hung and dams removed at both entrances.