p.2 Charlotte and Rochester marine interests are protesting against an appropriation of $50,000 for Charlotte harbor. Great and Little Sodus each get $30,000, yet Charlotte does ten times as much business as either of those ports. While Charlotte has had a total of $750,000 spent on its harbor, Great Sodus has had over $500,000. While other principal United States ports on Lake Ontario suffered a diminution of commerce varying from fifteen to twenty per cent in the last three year period, the foreign and domestic commerce of Charlotte increased by almost 40 per cent.
LAST OF THE SEASON.
The steamer Rolph arrived at the M.T. Co.'s elevator, with a cargo of 12,500 bushels of barley, from Frenchman's Bay. The cargo is to be placed into cars, at once, for shipment to Montreal. The Rolph has the honor of being the last vessel to discharge grain, at the M.T. Co.'s elevator, this season. The company have not, as yet, all their barges in Kingston for the winter, but it is expected that they will all be laid up in the course of a few days.
The steamer Windsor is expected up from Montreal today, to be laid up for the winter.
The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with two light barges.
PRESENTATION TO CAPTAIN.
Capt. J.L. Baxter, who commands the steamer City of Ottawa, was taken by surprise today when the officers and members of the crew waited upon him and presented him with a handsome pair of otter gauntlets, as a token of their appreciation of his many kindnesses to them during the season just closed. The presentation was made on behalf of the men by the steward, S. Fisher. Capt. Baxter expressed his gratefulness for the kind remembrance. The steamer City of Ottawa will winter here, and the captain and the engineer will be here for a week or more overseeing repairs. The members of the crew left for their homes this afternoon.
Canada Shipping Act.
Dr. Edwards (Frontenac) has reintroduced, in parliament, his bill which passed its second reading last session to amend the Canada shipping act, which expresses the wish of the Dominion Marine Association to place Ontario on an equality with other provinces in regard to the pilotage dues. It received first reading.