IN MARINE CIRCLES.
The schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared on Friday morning for Oswego.
The steam barge Jeska arrived from Oswego with coal for Sowards.
Capt. Olsen, who has been in command of the steamer John Duncan all summer, left for Montreal to take charge of the steamer Barnes Whittaker. The steamer John Duncan has been laid up for the winter.
The schooner Katie Eccles has gone into winter quarters near Cataraqui Bridge.
M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Acadian from Fort William, is discharging 70,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Advance will pass down tomorrow morning with grain from Port Colborne for Montreal; tugs Thomson and Bronson, from Montreal, with light barges, cleared for Montreal with grain barges.
The steamer City of Ottawa was due up on Friday.
The steamers Belleville and Dundurn were due to pass down on Friday.
p.8 To Rebuild Antelope - The old steamer Antelope, which was built by the Davis Drydock company twenty-four years ago, and which has been owned by four different parties by the name of Davis, is going to be rebuilt, and new engines will be installed in it. The boat for the past few years has been lying at the Davis' drydock, and on Thursday it was brought into the dock and had the whole cabin taken off. This winter the Davis Drydock company, which originally owned it, will rebuilt the boat and have it put into good shape. The engines will also be replaced by modern ones.
p.9 Death of Captain John Harris - on Sunday, Oct. 26th, 40 Ritchie Avenue, Toronto; well known in Kingston, being employed by the Calvin company for nearly 30 years; survived by his wife and three daughters, Cora, Laura and Ida.
OPPOSE SEAMEN'S BILL
Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 31st - Representatives of forty lake passenger companies held an all-day session here yesterday, organizing to oppose the La Follette Seaman's bill now pending in congress. Some of the provisions of the bill, they say, cannot be complied with, and for lake steamers, which are never more than half an hour's sailing from land, some of the provisions are unreasonable.
The vessel owners favor a bill which in regard to the qualifications of an able seaman, shall be even more strict than the La Follette bill, which demands three years' service before the issuance of a certificate. The present plan of issuing certificates, they say, allows them to fall sometimes into the hands of seamen not fully qualified. Plans for a delegation of the ship-owners to go to Washington to oppose the bill will be made at another meeting to be held soon. A committee was appointed to arrange the time and place.