p.2 Personal Mention - Harry Wemp, Bath, formerly steward on the steamer Hero, was in the city yesterday. He will sail this season as head waiter on the steamer Caspian, under E.E. Horsey as steward.
George Boyd, first engineer on the steamer Caspian, left today for Sorel to fit out the steamer. He was formerly engineer on the steamer Hero.
Crawford's wharf: schooner Lydon, from Oswego with coal.
This afternoon the steamer Aletha began the season's run between Kingston and Bay of Quinte ports.
The steambarge Aberdeen cleared from Swift's wharf for Picton to receive repairs in the drydock there.
Richardsons' elevator arrivals: schooner Eliza White and sloops Granger and Laura D. from bay ports.
The steamer Islander made her trial trip of the season yesterday morning, going as far as the island and back. Everything proved satisfactory.
On Tuesday the naptha launch Marjoria, owned by Otis Brooks, picked up a section of the Cape Vincent breakwater near Clayton, and towed it to a place of safety. The value of the timber was about $200.
The steamer Ramona, of the Thousand Island steamboat company, will be taken to Clayton soon, for the purpose of receiving a new boiler. Her speed will be materially increased by the exchange of boilers.
This afternoon the steamer New Island Wanderer took the Cape Vincent route. A special trip to the cape was made this morning by the steamer Islander, which afterwards proceeded to Clayton to remain for the rest of the season on the river.
Capt. P.H. McMahon, Oswego, N.Y., received a letter from George Smith, Kingston, asking what would be the freight per ton on 30,000 tons of spar from Oswego to Trenton, N.J. by canal. This is an ore used in reducing iron ore and the company which Mr. Smith represents wants to ship 30,000 tons of it to New Jersey. The ore would be taken over in barges to Oswego and then loaded onto canal boats.