GREAT CARGOES OF GRAIN.
The Forwarding Companies Have Their Hands Full.
The schr. Dunn is expected from Toledo today.
The str. Quebec arrived from Oswego today with coal for C.C. Ray, merchant, Ottawa.
The schr. Annie Falconer will clear for Oswego with lumber tonight, and return with a load of coal.
The schr. Fleetwing will be delayed till Monday as several other vessels are now at Swift's to be unloaded.
Arrivals: str. Freemason, bay ports, hardwood; str. Quebec, Oswego, with coal for Ottawa; schr. Fleetwing, Sodus Point, coal.
Clearances: str. Chieftain, Ogdensburg, light; schr. Flora Carveth, Charlotte, light; schrs. Von Straubenzie and Jamieson, light; tug Charlie Ferris, Oswego, towing three barges of lumber; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, lumber and shingles; schr. Flora Emma, Oswego, lumber; prop. Hiawatha, Oswego, light; schr. Fabiola, Oswego, light.
The forwarding companies were never kept as busy handling grain as this season. Several reasons may be assigned for the rush. Grain is cheap, and there is a big demand for wheat in the old countries, in consequence of poor crops last season. Since April the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company received 1,672,000 bushels, and handled at Ogdensburg 500,000 bushels additional. It was impossible for the company to handle all the grain at Portsmouth. As much grain has been received up to the present as was handled in whole seasons before. The shovellers were benefited, and during May each earned $127. There is every prospect of the rush continuing. Dealers in England have orders ahead for all the grain they can get. There are now 761,000 bushels afloat for the Portsmouth forwarding company. The Montreal transportation company, with very large facilities for handling grain, have been sorely taxed, and have had more than they could take care of well. They have made arrangements to store 300,000 bushels at Ogdensburg, and last night the steambarge Ralph and consorts were sent to that port to discharge.