p.2 Examining The Applicants - A board of government hull inspectors is in session here this week for the examination of applicants for the office of hull inspector at this port, made vacant by the retirement of Capt. T. Donnelly. The board consists of E. Adams, chairman of the board of steamboat inspectors, Ottawa, acting as convenor; William Evans, inspector at Toronto, and I.J. Olive, inspector at St. John, N.B. The duties of the board will be to examin the applicants, and on the merit of the examination chairman Adams will grant a certificate, which is an equivalent to a recommendation to the department at Ottawa, where Capt. Donnelly's successor will be appointed. The examination began today.
A Well Known Shipbuilder - I.J. Olive, government hull inspector at St. John, N.B., is in the city assisting in the examination of applicants for the position of hull inspector at this port.....Mr. Oliver is a competent shipwright of wide repute. He designed and built the steamer Rothesay, well known in these waters, and which was lost some years ago, just above Prescott.
p.3 After Twenty Years - Capt. D.J. Pritchard, Bedford Mills, for twenty years in the employment of J.P. Tett & Bros., of that place, has entered the employment of Messrs. Gaskin & Martin and will command the tug Frank Jackman, plying the Cornwall canal. Capt. Pritchard has commanded the tugs Peerless, Eleanor, Eldred, and his last command was the tug Edmond. He is considered one of the best tug captains in this district.
p.6 Elevators Nearly Destroyed - The fire which destroyed 2 buildings in Portsmouth this morning also threatened with destruction 2 marine elevators of the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company, on the ways in the company's shipyard ...(they were saved).
Late Afternoon Events - The engineers of the steamers Rosemount, Bannockburn and Glengarry are busy setting up the machinery of their respective boats.
Capt. D. Bates and Joseph Deroche left at noon today for Fairhaven, to fit out the schooner Fabiola, caught in the ice there last fall.
D. Ostrander, mate of the steamer Resolute, arrived from Deseronto this morning to prepare the steamer for the season's service.
Engineer J. Rice leaves this week for Oswego to prepare the machinery of the steamer Vanallan for the summer.
Friendly Suit - A writ was issued today in a friendly suit between Messrs. Folger and Calvin company to determine the merits of a deal in an account for towage fees. The Calvin towed a number of boats for the Atlantic transportation company down the rapids last fall and sold the account for services to Folger Bros.