The steamer Spartan, of Montreal, laid over last night until the gale abated.
The sch. Annandale is loading iron ore at the Grand Trunk esplanade for Charlotte.
Arrivals at Swifts: Spartan from Montreal; Ruby from Brockville; D.C. West from Westport; Algerian from Hamilton.
M.T. Co. - Arrivals: sch. T.R. Merritt, Chicago, 22,461 bush corn; Nevada, Chicago, 17,804 bush wheat; and tug Active, Oswego, 2 barges carrying 1200 tons of coal. The Glide left last evening for Montreal with the coal aforesaid, and 2 barges having a combined cargo of 40,000 bush of grain.
The card rates of the Board of Canadian Marine Underwriters is fixed as follows to hold good until the 15th of the present month: For grain in first-class vessels (A-1 and 2), from Chicago to Montreal $2.75. From Chicago to Lake Ontario ports $1.85. Other conditions similar to the Montreal rules.