The schooner Bertha Kalkins, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Soward's.
The schooner Mary Ann Lydon arrived from Charlotte with soft coal for Anglin's.
The schooner Lizzie Metzner has arrived at Wolfe Island from Oswego, with coal for W.L. Allinson.
M.T. Co.'s elevator: Steamer Bermuda from Duluth with 58,000 bushels of wheat; tug Glide from Montreal with two light barges; tug Thomson from Montreal with three light barges.
Swift's: Steamer Picton up last night; steamer Hamilton down tonight; steamer City of Montreal up today; steamyacht Ramona for bay points, with pleasure party; steamer Aletha from bay points.
Richardson's elevator: Steambarge Navajo from Montreal with way freight; tug Edmond and scow Columbian arrived to load grain for Bedford Mills; steamer Wahcondah will arrive, Saturday, from Fort William with grain.
This morning, Councillor Michael Kennedy received a letter from J.W. Henstridge, clerk of Portsmouth, who has been in Montreal interviewing General Manager C.J. Smith, of the R. & O.N. company, regarding the laying up of the steamers Kingston and Toronto in Portsmouth. Mr. Henstridge stated that the general manager could not see his way clear to quarter the steamers here, his chief objection being that there was no machine shop handy. The nearest was that of the Kingston foundry, nearly two miles away. In view of this he stated that the boats would have to be wintered again at Toronto.
High Speed Launch Here.
The Schofield Holden Machine company's speed boat, Miss Fidgity, of Toronto, is in this city and will make her headquarters at Swift's wharf. Miss Fidgity is equipped with a thirty horse-power Schofield -Holden four cylinder engine and is well worth a visit by all who are interested in gasoline engines and motor boats.
p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Donnelly is being repaired at the Wrecking Co.'s wharf. The steamer is having a new paddle box put on one side, and other improvements are being made to her decks and wrecking apparatus. The work will be completed in a few days.
The steamer Ottawa is expected from Detroit tomorrow. She left the American city on Tuesday morning, and if not held up at the canal should be here tomorrow night. Capt. J.F. Allan is in charge of the new member of the White Squadron.