p.1 Latest News - At Parry Sound, Ont., the steambarge Tempest II, from Cleveland, O., was totally destroyed by fire.
Capt. A.W. Crawford, commodore of the Hamilton Steamboat company, is dangerously ill in Toronto. He brought out the S.S. Turbinia. Last winter he caught cold and is now very low.
A LAUNCH BURNED.
A Lively River Episode On Monday.
A steam launch, owned by C.W. Maclean, Brockville, out for a trial trip, caught fire through the choking of a tube. The passengers, six in number, had to jump overboard and were later picked up. The engine and boat are total losses.
The steamer Sowards cleared for Fairhaven.
The schooner W.J. Suffel cleared for Oswego today.
The steambarge Waterlily was in port last night and loaded freight for Montreal.
The steamer Stormount, grain-laden, from Fort William, lightered at the M.T. Co.'s elevator and cleared for Montreal.
The steamer Alexandria passed on her way to Montreal last night. She will go on to Quebec on her first trip there this season.
Swift's: schooner Keewatin from Oswego last night, coal; steamer Arabian cleared for Oswego.
The Ramona will be in commission about July 10th. The boat has been entirely remodelled, having about forty-six inches more width at the water line. She will be in charge of Capt. Charlebois this year.
Owing to a delay at Charlotte, which could not be accounted for by the officials here, the steamer North King did not reach Kingston until one o'clock this afternoon. The steamer only went as far as Gananoque, on her down trip, so that she would be able to leave on time.
After an absence of three years G.L. Ford, Syracuse, is again steward upon the steamer St. Lawrence. According to Mr. Folger, Mr. Ford is the best man he ever employed as steward upon the big boat. Another familiar figure aboard the St. Lawrence is Purser Moorehouse, now entering upon his fourteenth season as purser.
Grain Traffic Light.
The grain traffic from the west is very slack, and work at the local elevators has, as a result, been very slack. There is very little grain moving. The coal schooners are very busy, and this season promises to be one of the best in years for them. There has been fine weather, few delays in loading and unloading, and this is what makes the money for all concerned.
The steamer Missisquoi was up from Rockport today.
The steamer Pellatt passed up today, and the steamer Plummer down.
The steamer Sharples is at Alexandria Bay, loading stone for Chicago.
The steamer Nevada, grain-laden, from Fort William, is expected to arrive at Richardsons's elevator tonight.
The steamer Stranger is in Davis' dry dock being caulked but will leave there Wednesday night, so as to make her trip to Gananoque on the holiday.
p.8 To Purchase Coal Itself - It is likely the Wolfe Island council will purchase its own supply of coal for the ferry steamer. It intends chartering a vessel and importing it from Oswego. The government dredge Sir Richard, which has been doing good work around the wharves of the locomotive works for the past few weeks, will deepen the river along the shore leading to the coal wharf, formerly owned by the late Thomas Hogan, of Wolfe Island.