p.1 Trouble Ahead - Cleveland, May 16th - The conference between the marine firemen and representatives of the Lake Carriers' Association, which has been considering the question of wages for the past two days, ended abruptly late yesterday afternoon, the marine firemen leaving the conference and refusing to accept the proposed wage scale. As the longshoremen, tug men, oilers, grain scoopers and water tenders are affiliated together, it is believed the break in the negotiations will bring out all of these elements and throw the lake carrying situation back to where it was previous to last week when the agreement was reached.
David Sinclair is engineer on the steambarge Aberdeen.
The steambarge Aberdeen arrived from Oswego this morning, with coal for Swift.
The schooner Acacia cleared this morning for Sodus, to load coal for the locomotive works.
Swift's wharf: steamer Picton down last night; steamer Rideau King due up from Ottawa tonight.
The tug Emerson arrived with the dredge St. Lawrence and two scows from Montreal, en route for Port Dalhousie.
The S.S. Algonquin arrived this morning from Fort William and is unloading grain at the Frontenac Cereal company's elevator.
The steamer Algonquin, from Fort William, with 90,000 bushels of wheat, is discharging at Mooers' old elevator, which has been temporarily leased by the M.T. company.
M.T. company elevator: steamer Keefe from Duluth, with 75,000 bushels of flax and wheat; tug Mary P. Hall cleared down with two grain-laden barges; steamers Strathcona and Keefe and Algonquin clear up tonight.
Over two million bushels of grain have arrived up to date this season for the M.T. company elevator. There has been a steady arrival of large grain-laden steamers for the past week. At present half a dozen are here.
Yesterday afternoon a neat trim sailing yacht was launched at the foot of West street, and christened Mack. She was built during the winter by the veteran boat builder Andrew McCorkell, and will be sailed by her owner this summer. This is but one of several small yachts which Mr. McCorkell has recently built.