The water will be let into the Cornwall Canal tonight, and locking commences tomorrow.
The Mail says that the propellors are expected to commence running on Saturday. Rates to Montreal open at 18 cents for flour, and 5 cents for grain; and to Kingston and Prescott at 10 cents for flour and 1 1/2 cents for grain.
Montreal Transportation Co. - Arrivals - schr. Flora Carveth, 10,378 bush. wheat; schr. Eliza Quinlin, 8,287 bush. wheat. The tug Bronson has left for Montreal with barges Detroit, 20,000 bush. peas, Chicago, 20,136 bush. wheat; McCarthy, 13,903 bush. peas; Lancaster, 14,387 bush. peas; Colborne, 20,425 bush. peas; Wheatbin, 16,299 peas and 80 tons stone.
A despatch from Parry Sound, Ont., says: The mail couriers arrived yesterday. The mails go forward today and will arrive in Toronto on Saturday night. They left Little Current on the 21st, passed Killarney on the 22nd, and Byng Inlet on the 28th. They report 15 inches of ice at Little Current, and that a small schooner painted green on the bottom and white above, had arrived at Byng Inlet. They travelled with a canoe, portaging over ice, and using it where water was open in narrow channels. There is no ice on Parry Sound. The ship channel is open to the lighthouse.
p.3 The Welland Canal Open - A despatch from the Superintendant of the Welland Canal says: The Welland Canal is now open for navigation from Port Dalhousie to Port Maitland by way of the feeder. The main line will be fully open on Monday, 5th instant. The canal will be fed in future from Lake Erie.