p.1 Pilot Was Blameless - Buffalo, Oct. 2nd - Capt. James Stone, the United States supervising inspector of steamboats, rendered a decision yesterday afternoon, in the collision between the steamer City of Erie and the Canadian schooner Van Straubenzie last Monday. Capt. Stone finds that the schooner's starboard or green light was not burning at the time of the accident, and therefore, his decision is that the pilot City of Erie, Edward S. Pickle, is blameless.
IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The steamer Canadian cleared for Toronto.
The steamer Sowards cleared for Fairhaven.
The steamer Alexandria passed up Friday night.
The steamer Aletha had a large number of passengers from bay points today.
The steamer City of Ottawa is due up Sunday from Montreal to Fort William.
Marine men say that business in the freight line is beginning to show a falling off.
The steamer Roberval passed up, on her way to Belleville, to load cement for Fort William.
The steamer Missisquoi was up from Rockport today. She is still doing a good business.
The steamer Dundee, from Fort William, lightered at the M.T. Co.'s elevator and cleared for Montreal.
The steamer Haddington held up at Four Mile Point, on account of the rough weather, was able to clear last night for the upper lakes.
The steamer Alexandria passed up Friday night, and the steambarge Waterlily passed up today. The Waterlily will load a cargo of canned goods and cheese at Port Milford, South Bay, for Montreal.
p.5 The Waterworks Committee - ...The committee will also endeavor to make some arrangement with the Donnelly company as to the lease of the waterworks wharf. The council will not consider the powerboat house question and has practically told the committee to try and come to terms with the Donnelly company, which is worthy of consideration.