SHIPPERS STAND PAT
ORE MEN REFUSE MORE THAN CONTRACT RATE
SMALL VESSELS IN DEMAND IN COAL TRADE
Buffalo Grain Blockade May Be Broken Soon
Cleveland, November 8. - The freight market was quiet all around today, and very little chartering was done. Leading ore shippers are standing pat on carrying charges and will not pay more than the contract rates. Coal tonnage is in good demand, with very few boats on the market. Duluth grain shippers are doing business at 4 cents.
Chicago, November 8. - There was a good demand for boats in the grain trade, but as shippers did not care to provide against elevating delays at Buffalo, and boat owners would not charter their vessels otherwise, no business was done.
Buffalo, November 8. - With very light receipts this week, the elevator blockade is being relieved and the amount of grain afloat in the harbor has dwindled to about 600,000 bushels. Not much grain is expected during the next few days as it is believed that it will be cleared up by Friday.
Tonnage in the coal trade is in good demand, but vesselmen are looking for more money. Small boats particularly are wanted by shippers. The Wotan was chartered for Escanaba at 60 cents and another boat for Gladstone at 40 cents.
Duluth, November 8. - The last cargoes of the season for Montreal are now being loaded here. There are two of them and the boats will just about reach their destination in time for the final sailings. The steamer Paine left here today with 215,720 bushels of flax and 95,000 bushels of wheat for Buffalo.