p.1 She Is Uninjured - The steamer Spartan arrived in port at half past eleven this morning, having been pulled off a mud bank in Coteau Lake by the tug Reginald. The release took place at six o'clock last night. The steamer will remain here until tomorrow and resume her regular trip down. The steamer North King took the Spartan's up trip and will bring passengers down from Toronto tomorrow morning.
Capt. Malone and crew of the D.D. Calvin will next week take command of the new steamer India, of the Calvin fleet. Capt. Malone has commanded the Calvin since she was built. Capt. Coombs and crew of the steamer Valencia will command the Calvin. The India will go up to Wisconsin for a load of iron ore for Deseronto.
The steamer D.D. Calvin and consorts are at Deseronto with their third cargo of Wisconsin iron ore.
Fourteen Foot Navigation.
Ottawa, July 14th - The government still adheres to its belief that the fourteen foot navigation on the St. Lawrence will be available by the beginning of September, except on the Cardinal section of the Galops canal. The contractors for the Cardinal section, Davis & Son, have agreed to take all vessels of more than nine feet draft up the river by means of strong tugs, so that the opening of navigation from the Welland canal down on the improved scale will not be kept back on their account.
The schooner Acacia cleared this afternoon for Oswego.
Naptha launches are increasing in number on the river each year.
The tug Active cleared for Oswego today with two barges to load coal.
The M.T. company's barge Cornwall came out of the government dry dock today.
The tug Thomson arrived this morning with four light barges from Montreal and cleared this afternoon with the same number grain laden.
The steamer Merritt is about to continue her weekly trips from Belleville and Picton to the Thousand Islands every Saturday, remaining over Sunday.
All that now remains of the once popular steamer J.F. Maynard lies in Rathbun's bay. Only a small piece projects from the water bearing the steamer's name.
p.6 Another Delightful Excursion - on steamer New York through Thousand Islands to Ogdensburg.
To Take It In Tow - This morning the Donnelly wrecking company's steamer Eurydice left for Bowmanville to take in tow the Knapp roller boat, en route for Prescott. The curiousity will pass this port sometime tomorrow morning.
Both Are Released - Ashtabula, July 14th - The Canadian steamer Sequin and the schooner George H. Warmington have been released from the beach. The schooner Minch has been stripped of her canvas and abandoned as a total loss.