p.1 To Keep Light Burning - Ottawa, June 27th - The department of marine still adheres to the view that the lighthouse on Gibraltar Point is useless for navigation purposes, but out of deference to public opinion in Toronto it is understood that it will be lighted up again. It may also be stated that the department has ordered a line-throwing apparatus for the life-saving station in Toronto.
Carried Off Furniture - from wreck of steamer Monarch on Isle Royale.
The Montreal Transportation company managers report a very fine season so far. "We will have handled some 6,500,000 bushels of grain by the end of the present month since navigation opened. Some 5,000,000 bushels in Kingston and 1,500,000 bushels at Prescott, where the overflow was cared for. The St. Lawrence route is the natural course of travel for grain from the west. It is cool and helpful to grains of all kinds. If the Welland canal were deepened to allow the largest upper lakes crafts to come through the St. Lawrence route would command all the business."
The steamer Glenmount went west yesterday. She brought 3,300 tons of steel rails from Sydney, C.B. to Quebec, where she lightered some 1,300 tons; the balance she carries through to Fort William. The steamer Stormount was to have left Sydney on Wednesday with another load of rails for the west. These two ships will continue in the trade for the next five years, the M.T. company having made a contract to handle 25,000 tons each year so long as the contract lasts.
The tug A.B. Cook passed up, with a barge, for Trenton.
The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Oswego, to load coal for Crawford's.
The sloop Pilot arrived from Belleville, with a cargo of cement, for John Lemmon & Sons.
The sloops Laura D. and Maggie L. have arrived from bay ports, with pressed hay, for shipment.
The steamer Midland Queen arrived at Richardson's, from Fort William, with 70,000 bushels of wheat.
The steambarge John Randall reached Kingston today, on her way from Smith's Falls, to Fairhaven, for coal.
The schooner Annie Minnes was docked at the Hepburn marine railway in Picton, and will be put in shape for the coal trade.
Swift's: steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer Belleville down last night; steamer Caspian up and down today; steamer Rideau Queen, for Ottawa, this morning.
M.T. Co.: The steamer Jessie Spaulding arrived from Duluth, with 63,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer George C. Horne arrived from Chicago, with 82,000 bushels of corn; the tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with three light barges; the tug Emerson, from Montreal, with one light barge, and cleared for Oswego for coal.
Yacht Club Formed - There was a well-attended meeting of lovers of aquatic sports on Tuesday night. The Belleville Yacht Club was formed, the following officers being elected:
Commodore - Thomas Ritchie.
Vice-commodore - Sandford R. Burrows.
Captain - King Rogers.
Committee - R.S. Bell, Kenneth Taylor, J.W. Davison, Stanley Carman, Thomas Thomson; G.B. Jones, B.L. Hyman, C.J. Bowell.
It is the intention to hold races for motor and sailing craft on each alternate Wednesday afternoon during July and August, and to hold a regatta on July 22nd. [Belleville Intelligencer]