The sloop Ariadne cleared from Rathbun's with lumber for bay ports.
Hon. Mr. Harty has purchased a steamyacht from Mr. Fredenburg, of Westport.
Craig's wharf: steamers Cuba from Montreal; Alexandria, from Montreal this evening.
The steamer James Swift has discarded her mantle of black, and now appears in white.
Rathbun's wharf, Grove Inn - schooners Burton and Annie Minnes, from Oswego with coal.
Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston, from Toronto; North King from Charlotte; Corsican from Hamilton.
M.T. company elevator: steamer Marquette, from Duluth, with 53,000 bushels of wheat, discharged, and cleared for upper lake ports.
The propeller Marquette, West Superior, Minn., 53,000 bushels of wheat, is the first American boat to discharge at this port this season, though Kingston has every facility for handling and storing grain. United States grain has been brought here this season, but in Canadian boats.
A deal has been consummated whereby the R. & O.N. company takes control of the Niagara navigation company. C.F. Gildersleeve, manager of the R. & O. N. company, will retain his position in the new company, with headquarters at Toronto.
Steamboat firemen in these waters have a general complaint of inadequate fireholds, and great difficulty is experienced in getting men. It is claimed that few steamers around here have even satisfactory places for the firemen to operate. Some means should be devised for giving better ventilation.