p.2 Crew of St. Lawrence Best - The best trained crew on the Folger boats is that of the steamer St. Lawrence, according to Inspector Moulther. For the fire drill, hose laid and stream on, Capt. Kendall's men hold the record for twenty-seven seconds; the boat drill, boats dropped from davits to water and manned, thirty-three seconds.
A POPULAR STEAMER.
The North King Has Fine Officers.
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The North King in her outfit equals the best; she is steady and reliable and is always in tip top order. Her genial manager, E.E. Horsey, of Kingston, will have nothing else. Every officer knows his place and keeps it; knows his duty and does it. The dining hall is attractive and meals of substance and excellence are served with tact and regard for all the niceties of manners and appetites. The season's delicacies are always found ready for use while the chef's art is displayed in a score of different delicious dishes.
The steamer is constantly on the go; her engines move with quick motion and with a smoothness that indicates careful adjustment and attentive watchfulness. The purser and staff are alert and helpful; they adjust and unravel difficulties with ease and despatch and make every guest under personal obligations for kindly acts. Capt. Jarrell, on the bridge, with experienced mates, gives confidence and security to every one on board; the chief officer is a pleasant agreeable man, with an eye to general appointments and helpful command. He has the respect of every man under him. The Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte company is to be congratulated on having so excellent a staff which comprises Captain J. Jarrell; first mate, F. Jarrell; second mate, C. Vanalstine; chief engineer, C. McWilliams; second engineer, S. Somerville; purser, S.E. Thompson; steward, Joseph Tilton.
STEAMERS HELD UP.
The steamer Fairmount, which passed through Kingston today, on her way to Fort William, is loaded with rails from Sydney, and unless a settlement is made in the strike of the freight handlers, she will be forced to tie up. There are now two steamers that run to Kingston, tied up by the strike, the Nevada and the Dunellum. The steamer Alberta, which arrived with freight from Georgian Bay, is also tied up there.
IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The steambarge Kenirving arrived light from Oswego.
The schooner Mary Ann Lydon arrived light from Charlotte.
The steamer Omaha is at Prescott, from Chicago, unloading a cargo of corn.
Steamer Fairmount passed this morning on her way to Fort William, from Sydney, with rails.
The steamer Advance will clear from Montreal, on Monday, with package freight, for Fort William.
The steamer Alexandria and steambarge Waterlily were at Folger's last night, from Montreal.
The schooner Britton arrived from Gananoque, and is at the government dry dock, putting on a new spar.
An old steamyacht sunk some years ago, near the Portsmouth pier, has been raised by Capt. John Matthewson, and her engine and boiler have been taken out.
The tug Frances arrived from Montreal, and is at the government dry dock for repairs. The Frances is on her way to Lake Erie, and has been sold to parties there.
Swift's: steamer North King, down and up today; steamer Dundurn down Sunday; steamer City of Ottawa down Sunday; schooner Keewatin from Charlotte with coal.
The steamer Alexandria had an exceptionally large crowd on her up trip on Friday night. She was a little late in getting in, but when she arrived had loads of freight and passengers.
M.T. Co.: steamer Stormount, with 130,000 bushels of oats, and barge Hamilton, with 45,000 bushels of oats and 30,000 bushels of wheat, arrived from Fort William, on their way to Montreal; tug Thomson towed Hamilton and barge Hector to Montreal.