The strs. Jessie Bain and Princess Louise are in Davis' dry-dock together.
The steamer Alert, of Clayton, has been purchased by Capt. "Jack" Taylor for $400 and is being repaired and fitted up as a pleasure yacht.
The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company has 500,000 bushels of wheat to handle before the season closes. The boats will be put into ordinary about Nov. 20th. This year the company will have handled 2,500,000 bushels, about half of last year's business.
The str. Maud's speed will be increased to fourteen miles an hour by the improvements being made to her. Besides the lengthening of her bow changes are to be made to her stern. The steamer is also to have false sides. Mr. Peirce is designer of the improvements.
A heavy gale blew down the lake last night and kept vessels wanting to cross the lake in port. However, Capt. Saunders says the boats might just as well be tied up at the docks as there is little or no money to be made out of the present rates. At this season of the year a better rate is always looked for. Up till the present the summer rates are quoted.
p.4 Incidents of the Day - On Thursday R. Elliot, in business on the west end of Wolfe Island, saw the schooner Emery in difficulty at Nine Mile Point. He was sure she would have been swamped and was glad to learn last evening that she and the crew were safe in port.