p.2 A Yacht Race of Interest - tomorrow between Chiriya of Kingston and Thistle and Heather of Gananoque.
Craig's: steamer Waterlily, Montreal; steamer Alexandria up tonight.
Swift's: steamers Kingston and North King down and up; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight; steamer Hamilton down tonight.
M.T. Co.: tug Hall from Montreal with three light barges, clearing again with two grain-laden; tug Bronson cleared for Montreal with two grain barges and one coal barge.
The steamer America left for Brockville and Ogdensburg this morning at eight o'clock with a goodly number of passengers on board. The efficient service rendered the public by the company, the care and courteousness of the officers of the boat, the magnificent beauties of a sail on the river and through the islands, the stay in the American city, and withal the seasonable hours at which the boat returns, all tend to make the trip more popular than ever and in no small measure account for the ever increasing number of passengers who take in the trip, for the fact is evident that the weekly excursion to the 'Burg is yearly increasing in popularity.
There was a persistent rumor about the streets this morning to the effect that the steamer Iroquois had stopped calling at Kingston on account of the rigid enforcement of the customs law which refused the boat clearance if she made this city a Sunday port of call. Enquiry at the wharf office confirmed, in a measure, the story inasmuch that it was announced that the Iroquois would only come to Kingston when there were passengers to be landed here. That accounts for the non-appearance of the steamer on her regular run down the river this morning. In as far as the traffic out of Kingston is concerned this virtually is the same as if the city were not a port of call for no one can be sure any length of time beforehand whether the boat is due to call or not. In the opinion of many marine men it is simply the first step towards cutting out Kingston altogether and returning to the old schedule and time-table.
p.3 Gananoque, July 27th - The schooner Tradewind, coal laden from Oswego, arrived here yesterday.
p.8 The Donnelly Wrecking company has the contract to raise the sunken hulks in Portsmouth harbor. The village counsel is anxiously awaiting the removal of the eyesores.