p.2 No Delays Here - A fleet of Grand Trunk railway barges have made another record in the matter of loading grain. At the Coteau Landing elevator the three barges, Dakota, Huron and Beauport, arrived on Wedesday afternoon and fifteen minutes later commenced to receive grain from the elevator. At six o'clock 100,700 bushels were loaded into the barges. This is an achievement said to be unequalled in this section of Canada. On change, Mr. Stewart, manager of the Grand Trunk fleet of barges, was congratulated on the rapid handling of grain. [Montreal Witness]
Was A Small Affair - the press report of the steamer Alexandria on fire and pulling into Prescott to get help was an exaggeration; cook was rendering tallow in oven, it caught on fire and was put out with hose.
Plenty To Do.
Capt. Thomas Donnelly, on behalf of the underwriters surveyed the following vessels during the past ten days: barge Melrose, at Kingston with cargo damaged. Tug Lakefield, total loss by fire at Deer Bay, near Lakefield. Strathcona, undergoing repairs on government dry dock, Kingston. Steamer Glenellah, at Owen Sound, with 5,000 bushels damaged wheat, cargo bought by James Richardson & Sons, Kingston. Steamer Rosedale, with cargo damaged at Owen Sound; this steamer shifted her cargo of wheat during a heavy gale of wind on Lake Superior while bound down from Port Arthur. Steamer Golspie, on dock at Collingwood, undergoing large repairs made necessary by heavy gale on Lake Superior while bound to Owen Sound. The captain is now at Quebec surveying an ocean steamer, the Lordevskjold, badly damaged by collision with steamer Euphemia.
The Persia Ashore.
The steamer Persia is ashore at the Narrows, near the Murray Canal. The tug Parthia, belonging to the Calvin company, has gone up to the boat. She will be lightened and then an attempt made to pull her off.
The schooner Acacia is at the water works, from Sodus, with coal.
Swift's wharf: steamer Picton up today; steamer Aletha, bay ports.
Craig's wharf: steamer Alexandria up this morning; steamer Niagara down today.
M.T. company: tug Bronson and light barges from Montreal; tug Emerson from Charlotte with two light barges; tugs Emerson and Bronson with three grain laden barges for Montreal.
p.8 Denied The Statement - Claude Cole, in Cape Vincent, on Friday, to a Kingstonian, denied the report that he had sold the Main Duck Islands, to a party of American capitalists.
The Cargo Sold - The schooner Highland Beauty, which sank with a cargo of peas at Cape Vincent, Thursday night, has been purchased by C. Cole and J. Kilborne. Capt. Donnelly, who went over to Cape Vincent yesterday, inspected the cargo, and made the sale of it and the owner of the vessel, Captain Lobb, acted as his own representative. The deck is badly burst, the rest of the schooner being under water, little can be determined. The cargo will be lightered and then it is thought the vessel will float itself.