The steamship Algonquin is expected to clear today for Port Arthur.
The M.T. Co. may tow their barges to Prescott and then ship the grain to Montreal in cars.
The arrivals today were: schr. St. Louis, Toledo, 23,601 bush. corn, and schr. P. Bennett with 160 tons of coal from Oswego.
Local coal dealers have taken all the coal brought from Charlotte by the Montreal Transportation company's barges which will now be utilized for the storage of grain.
Capt. Beaupre, of the Thousand Island steamboat company, has been in Montreal looking over the str. Filgate with a view of buying her. She is a steel boat about the size of the St. Lawrence, and if purchased will be used as an excursion boat.
Rideau Canal Route - The Ottawa correspondent of the Mail says: "The break in the Cornwall canal gives some point to the contentions of those who claim that something should be done to improve Rideau canal. Ottawa is fully as much interested in the scheme as Kingston, and efforts are being made to stir up the board of trade here to co-operate with the Kingston committee. The necessity of an alternative route to that of the St. Lawrence, either in peace or war, will be the strong card of the united delegates."