Detroit, Mich., Oct. 13th - Contracts have been closed for the construction of four more modern coarse freight carriers, two to be built by the Great Lakes and Engineering works of this city and two by the American Shipbuilding company at its Bay City yards, these contracts bring the total of the new tonnage under contracts for 1905 delivery to eighteen ships, the combined cost of which will exceed $6,000,000. Of the two boats contracted for, yesterday, one will be 524 feet long over all and will cost $360,000 and the other will be 500 feet long and cost $330,000.
Craig's wharf: steamers Ocean up this morning and Melbourne up tonight.
The schooner Clara Youell cleared last night from Swift's wharf for Charlotte to load soft coal.
The S.S. Fairmount and consort cleared from the M.T. company wharf for upper lake ports.
Swift's wharf: steamers Spartan down and Corsican up tonight; Rideau King cleared for Ottawa this morning.
CAPTAIN DANDY DEAD.
Captain John Dandy died this morning at the residence of his sister, Mrs. W.S. Parker, Colborne Street, after a long illness of pneumonia. The deceased was a well known and popular mariner. He was a native of Kingston and followed a seafaring life during his whole career, sailing principally on upper lake boats. During the past two years he commanded the steamer Jessie Bain of the Folger fleet, one season of which was in connection with the Dominion government survey on the St. Lawrence. Capt. Dandy was unmarried. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Parker, Kingston and Mrs. McGuire, in England, and one brother, Capt. William Dandy, of Chicago. The deceased was president of the Seamen's Union, recently formed in Kingston. His death is sincerely regretted by a large circle of friends.
PAY 3 PER CENT
Montreal - Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company pay half-yearly payment at 3 %, instead of usual 6 per cent; tourism dropped off because of competition of World's Fair at St. Louis and high number of accidents to fleet.