MANY SAILORS IDLE.
Many Men Await Orders From Vessel Owners.
Ogdensburg, N.Y., April 29th - Despite the fact that the marine season is now well advanced, especially along the upper lakes, there is still a large number of Ogdensburg captains, mates, engineers and firemen here awaiting orders, no move having been made to have their boats go into commission.
While few of the sailors here attach much importance to the threatened labor troubles, believing that when the time comes boat owners and men will be very anxious to get out, yet reports from Cleveland and Buffalo today are to the effect that the engineers are standing by their determination not to sign contracts in which there is a clause conflicting with their organization principles.
Many of the boats which started out early have been meeting with mishaps, and a fleet of 100 boats is now stalled at Sault Ste. Marie because of the ice jam. This condition is pointed out by most of the sailors as the reason why so many boats are still tied up at winter quarters.
p.4 Gananoque, April 29th - ...The coal schooner Horace Taber pulled into Gananoque river at noon yesterday with coal for the W.J. Robertson company.
The steambarge Hinckley will go into Davis' dry dock for repairs.
The government boat Speedy arrived from Toronto this morning.
The steambarge Navajo cleared for Oswego, to load coal for Collins Bay.
The steambarge Rand cleared, this afternoon, for Oswego, to load coal for Sowards.
The schooner W.J. Suffle has arrived at Collins Bay from Oswego with coal.
The fish tug C.W. Cole, of Cape Vincent, recently overhauled and equipped with a new thirty-four horse-power engine, made her first trip for the season to the Duck Islands on Monday.
M.T. Co.'s elevator: The tug Mary P. Hall cleared, last night, for Montreal, with two grain-laden barges, and will return with four light barges; the steamer Bothnia, loading oats at Richardsons', will clear for Quebec today; the steamer Windsor and barge Kingston arrived at Oswego on Wednesday at 3 p.m.