Not Well Received.
Marysville, Nov. 9th - To the Editor:
While under the new ferry system the Wolfe Islanders feel their success in municipal ownership, they regret that matters are not being carried out as anticipated. For instance, a trip is waifed for the consideration of $7; the travelling public is disappointed. It is a return of the grievance of the old company violations of trips. It can be conceived that while $7 would be a consideration to individual ownership, the line should be drawn under municipal ownership of the profits to be gained by a rate-paying population of 500. Last week the islanders were deprived of their regular mail, at least twenty people were disappointed in connection with transportation. While it is felt that the manager's efforts are to make every dollar count, he loses sight of the fact that the accommodation of the people is superior to all efforts of gain.
It has been suggested that if Mr. Briceland doubts their statement he might determine what his profit amounts to under municipal ownership, as against the disappointment and neglect of mails to the Wolfe Islanders. RATEPAYER.
R. & O. NEW STEAMERS.
General Manager Smith of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company gave official endorsement to the report that the company would immediately build a steamer for the rapids section of the St. Lawrence at Lachine, and also a sister steamer to the Montreal for the Montreal-Quebec route. He also said that the company is figuring on a new steamer with large capacity for the Montreal-Hamilton route.
Crawford's: schooner Metzner cleared for Oswego, light.
The steamer Hamilton has gone into winter quarters at Sorel, Que.
The sloop Ripple, with a general cargo for South Bay, cleared today.
Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville down last night; steamer Aletha, bay ports.
The schooner Echo is unloading Manitoba wheat for J.R. Dafoe at Napanee.
The steamer Rideau King is being laid up at Davis' drydock and will this winter undergo extensive repairs.
M.T. company: tug Bronson and barges for Montreal, laden; propeller Advance called en route from Fort William to Montreal.
Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria up last night; propeller Cuba down yesterday; propeller Persia up yesterday; steamer Niagara due down tonight.
Folger Bros., this morning, received word that the schooner Highland Beauty, loaded with peas, sunk last night, near the Depot Dock, Cape Vincent.
A SCHOONER SUNK.
The crew of the Island Wanderer, this afternoon, told the story of the sinking of the Highland Beauty, owned by Capt. Lobb of Wellington. At midnight, Thursday, the schooner was going into Cape Vincent, when she struck the north-east end of the breakwater, a sunken crib, not yet finished, and on which a light was burning. The Highland Beauty picked up the light on the jibboom, and carried it to where she sank, within twenty feet of the passenger depot dock. The crew of four got safely off. The schooner is sunk in about twelve feet of water, with only the top of the cabin and bow above the surface.
She had a cargo of peas from Richardsons', to the Cape Vincent Seed company. Her decks are bursting from the swelling of the peas. Capt. Lobb is stripping his vessel. The Donnelly Wrecking company left this afternoon with their boat to render assistance.
It would seem that the crew must have seen the breakwater light, inasmuch as they picked it up and carried it away.