Corn to Kingston from Chicago is quoted at 3 3/4 cents per bushel.
Thunder Bay is still frozen, and several vessels there are at a standstill.
The schr. B.W. Folger cleared for Oswego yesterday with a cargo of lumber. She will carry coal back.
The str. Anglin, discharging bunchwood from Deseronto has been chartered by Mr. Mellon to carry wood from Rideau canal ports to Kingston.
The schr. Fleetwing with a cargo of coal from Duluth to Gananoque is in the harbor. Two planks, to be used in a quarry near Gananoque, were placed on board of her.
The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company start their first steamer westward on Monday. The Spartan will be the first out. All the steamers have been thoroughly repaired, renovated and refitted during the winter.
Capt. Scott, of the steamer Persia, is out with a challenge, backed with $200, that that steamer has actually made more trips, more regular time and traversed several hundred miles more than any other boat in the line running from St. Catharines to Montreal, both last season as well as past seasons.
Arrivals: schr. Ocean Wave, Oswego, 185 tons coal; prop. Canada, Montreal; prop. Persia, St. Catharines; schr. Fleetwing, Duluth, coal for Gananoque.
To Be Made A Town - (Deseronto to be incorporated.)
The schr. Queen of the Lakes was hauled up on the marine railway on Monday. She presents a battered appearance about the bottom of her hull.
A seizure has been effected of a ladies' cabin and staircase, intended for the steamer Cibola. The articles of mahogany were manufactured in the United States, under contract, and were brought into Canada in sections. The entry was made at a valuation of $1,275, whereas it appears that the value for duty should have been $2,600. The matter will be investigated.