p.1 To Deepen Channel - Detroit, Dec. 7th - want to provide 20 foot channel in Detroit River, will need increased appropriatons.
The steamer Topeka, of the Milwaukee line, which brought corn to Richardsons' elevator, will winter here. She will lie at Craig's wharf.
The tug Emerson went to Cornwall last night to assist the government steamer Aberdeen in getting through the ice. The Aberdeen is bound for Toronto.
The steamer Armenia, with barge and tug, of Montreal, arrived last night and will go into winter quarters here, being unable now to reach Montreal on account of ice.
The schooner Queen of the Lakes, coal-laden, from Charlotte to Cobourg, was unable to make the latter port, and ran down to Kingston. She will not likely attempt to go up the lake.
Richardsons' elevator: schooners Pilot cleared for Gananoque with coal; Granger for Collins Bay with corn and steambarge Navajo for Cape Vincent with peas; steamer Topeka from Chicago with 52,000 bushels of corn.
p.4 Capt. Isaac Plumb, for over forty-five years in the ferry business between Ogdensburg and Prescott, died at Prescott on Sunday morning. He leaves a wife and two daughters in Prescott.