p.3 World News - The steamer Wexford, with corn from Fort William, is aground at Lime Island, Lake Superior.
IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The steamers Acadian and Meaford passed down grain laden from Fort William on the way to Montreal.
The steamer Thousand Islander arrived Monday afternoon with an excursion party from Ogdensburg, N.Y.
Clifford Sifton's yacht Morning Star passed down on Sunday.
The steamer Saskatoon passed down on Sunday.
The steamers Regina and Neepawah passed up.
The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego with coal for Sowards.
M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Turret Chief, grain-laden, from Fort William, discharged and cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William; tug Emerson from Montreal, two light barges, cleared with the barges Dunmore and Quebec to load coal at Oswego and Charlotte, will return with these barges; steamer Westmount passed up light from Montreal and cleared for Fort William; tug Hall from Montreal, three light barges; tug Glyde (sic) Glide from Montreal, two light barges; tug Hall cleared for Montreal, three barges; tug Bartlett from Montreal, two light barges, cleared with the barges Ungava and Augustus to load grain at Port Colborne.
The steamers Toronto, Rochester and Caspian passed down the river on Sunday and cleared up the lake again in the evening.
The steamer Kingston passed down and up on Monday.
The steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa on Monday morning.
The steamers Majestic and Belleville went east and west respectively on Sunday.
MERGER BEING STRENGTHENED
Montreal, Aug. 18th - The first payment of the money due to the Inter-Lake interest in connection with the absorption of the Canada Transportation Lines, Limited, was made on Saturday, completing a further stage in the organizing of the big navigation merger.
The amount to be paid to the Inter Lake interest is said to be in the vicinity of $1,500,000, and the fact that those behind the promotion of the new merger are in a position to make the payment is taken to indicate that negotiations for the necessary financing in London have been entirely successful.