The str. Prefontaine will load peas at Bay of Quinte ports for James Richardson & Sons and convey them to Montreal.
Arrivals: schr. Nellie Hunter, Oswego, 300 tons coal for Crawford; schr. Bullock, 300 tons of coal for Crawford; sloop Quinte, 35,000 feet matched lumber for W. McRossie.
W. Corrigan, M. Regan and R. McAuley left for Sorel, Que., this morning, to take up their duties on the str. Passport. W. Corrigan will act as mate and M. Regan as wheelsman.
Departures: str. Shickluna, Fort William, light; tug Hall, Montreal, two barges, grain laden; str. Parsons, Oswego, to load coal for Crawford.
Owing to the shallow water the schr. Queen of the Lakes could not get under the leg of Richardson & Son's elevator. She was lightened with buckets sufficiently to allow her to reach the wharf.
The str. John Haggart, of Perth, Capt. Scott, arrived at Craig & Co.'s wharf last evening with lumber for a manufacturing firm. She cleared at noon today for Brockville to take up her regular work of conveying passengers to and fro between the city named and Union park.
Welland canal, bound down: str. Emerald, Toledo to Collins Bay, timber; str. Clinton and consorts, Marquette to Collins Bay, timber. Bound up: str. Bothnia, Kingston to Duluth, light; schr. Wawanosh, Kingston to Toledo, light; schr. Monguagon, Kingston to Milwaukee, coal.
The Other Side Of It.
The complaint of steamboat men, made yesterday to reporters, regarding delay or inconvenience in receiving coal clearances is declared by more than one of those consulted upon the matter as to be manifestly unjust. The collector of customs is at his office daily during his office hours almost without exception throughout the year and never hesitates after office hours, if it is necessary, to get out of his bed to accommodate vesselmen or importers. Few men in his position of life are as constantly at the post of duty as is Capt. Hamilton, and the Whig staff personally have found him most anxious to accommodate the public. Although a surveyor of a port is absent on another duty there are two others, Messrs. Anglin and Gaskin, qualified to give the clearance in question, so that the delays spoken of must be very trifling.
p.3 Misrule at Ottawa - Tay Canal, (six miles): estimated cost $132,600; expended upon it, $476,128; revenue for 1894, $126; cost of maintenance 1894, $2,458.
- Galops Rapids Channel, (Cornwall Canal): contract price, $306,600; paid to contractors, $446,500; contractors' claims still unpaid, $130,000; the Minister of Canals stated in Parliament after the work was taken over that no one would use it.
- Sheik's Island Dam, (Cornwall Canal): The original contract was cancelled and a work abandoned, upon which $155,000 of money was absolutely thrown away. The new work was given to a favored firm of contractors without tenders, who have been allowed $22,500 over their contract price.
p.4 General Paragraphs - The prevailing rates from Duluth and Fort William, are three and three and one-half cents on wheat to Montreal, and from Kingston to Montreal two cents corn, and two and one-quarter cents wheat, a drop of one-quarter cent from the old rates. Corn has been taken from Prescott to Montreal at one and three-quarter cents.