BURNED TO WATER'S EDGE.
Schr. Straubenzie will make another trip to Buffalo for wheat for Richardson & Sons.
The prop. Arabia cleared for Port Arthur today.
The schr. Fleetwing is on her way over from Oswego with coal for Swift and Co.
The tug Beaver cleared today with the Collinsby rafting company's raft for Quebec.
The schr. Ella Murton will bring another load of coal for P. Walsh.
The steambarge King Ben left for Oswego yesterday to load coal.
Cleared from Garden Island: Str. Reginald and barges, Montreal, grain; schr. Emerald, Toledo, light.
The schr. Parker is in from Chicago with a cargo for the M.T. Co. Her cargo consists of 45,000 bushels of corn.
Passed Port Colborne: Strs. Haskell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Clinton and barges, Ontonaga to Kingston, timber.
One of the tug Petrel's engines will be ready in a couple of days. A new cylinder will have to be made for the other engine which will be inserted later on.
The Collins bay rafting company has twenty men at work at Belleville. They expect to send two rafts of timber away in about two weeks, each containing about 100,000 feet.
Mr. Lesslie expects that the work of riveting the two parts of the str. Campana together will be completed today or tomorrow. Mr. Lesslie's contract was successfully carried out.
Mr. Powers, Kingston, has made the preliminary arrangements with the owner of the str. Mansfield, of Ottawa, for its purchase, and it is expected the sale will be closed in a few days. This report has caused a great deal of dissatisfaction among business men.
Michael Connolly, of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, states that the rumor of the sale of 3000 shares of the stock held by himself and brother Nicholas is unfounded. They have no intention of disposing of their interests, which they consider safe and paying.
At Combermere the str. E.L. Perkins, the property of Daniel Johnston, took fire and was burned to the water's edge. The steamer plied between Barry's Bay and Combermere, and was the only means of communication by water on the Madawaska river in that section of the country. Mr. Johnston had no insurance.
p.4 Called at Craig & Co.'s wharf: str. Ocean, Montreal to Hamilton; str. Melbourne, Toledo to Montreal; str. Cuba, Montreal to Cleveland.