Will Try and Save It.
The Reid Wrecking company, Sarnia, have obtained the contract of floating the steamer W.C. Moreland, which is on the rocks at Eagle River, Keweenaw Point. According to the terms of the contract Reid will get $75,000 for releasing the wreck and delivering it at Superior or sixty-five per cent of what he saves at the option of the underwriters. He will start work at once. The Moreland has been abandoned by the last crew of wreckers, who shipped their equipment to Cleveland. The steamer is badly broken up.
IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The steamer Ames passed down on Thursday night.
The government boat Scout is in port, awaiting orders.
The barge Acadia is loading grain at Richardson's elevator.
The steamer Prince Rupert will load hay at Bath for Fort William.
Tug Frank D. Phelps is in the Kingston dry dock, to be caulked.
The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego, and is unloading coal at Soward's wharf.
The barge Ceylon arrived at the Montreal Transportation company's elevator today.
There was a very heavy snow storm at Lachine, yesterday, which tied up some of the vessels.
Swift's wharf: steamer Brockville down and up; steamer Dundurn passed up this morning.
The tug Florence cleared, with the barge Zepotec, from Richardson's elevator, for the company's new elevator in Quebec.
C.K. Walker, purser of the steamer Dundurn, has a clipping in his possession taken from the Kingston Chronicle, dated May 1827. The article is a notice concerning the running of a boat from Niagara to Prescott. Connections were made from Prescott to Montreal by stage then. The clipping is eighty-three years of age and Mr. Walker regards it as quite a novelty.
M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Stormount cleared, light, for Fort William; steamer Keywest, from Fort William, lightered 11,000 bushels of wheat and cleared for Montreal; tug Emerson from Montreal, three light barges; tug Bartlett cleared with barges Ungava and Quebec, for Port Colborne and Lake Erie; tug Emerson cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; tug Glide from Montreal, two light barges; steamer Renvoyle will arrive from Fort William, during the day, and discharge 80,000 bushels of wheat.
SLICED OFF SAILOR'S EAR.
Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 10th - Joseph Myers, alias Mike Armstrong, one of the gang who sliced off a non-union sailor's ear and sent it with a treatening letter to Harry Colby, of Cleveland, Ohio, an official of the Lake Carrier's Association, was convicted of maiming. The assault was committed here on June 17th. The federal authorities took up the case and Myers was captured in New York after a chase covering several states. No witness was called for the defence. The jury was out forty minutes. The crime is punishable by a sentence of from seven to fifteen years' imprisonment.