THE RUSH OF GRAIN.
The grain is still coming into port in large quantities for shipment to Montreal, and never was the need of an elevator here more keenly felt by forwarders, shippers and masters. Last week boats loaded with grain were delayed five days, and it is expected the forwarding companies will have to meet large demurrage bills. Owners cannot afford to allow the vessels in busy seasons to be used for storage purposes. Today there were a half a million bushels of grain waiting to be unloaded but the elevators could not be operated because there were no barges. Skippers say there are 19,000,000 bushels of wheat in Chicago to come yet. Another difficulty is at Montreal. When the grain arrives in barges there are sometimes no steamships to take it. These large boats do not come up to Montreal when there is no freight. It is very hard to handle with satisfaction such a great quantity of grain as has been transhipped here this summer.
Capt. Fox says the schr. Flora Emma can make the round trip between Kingston and Oswego faster than any schooner that sails out of Kingston.
Str. Pioneer, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; prop. Rugee, Chicago to Kingston, corn; str. Hiawatha and barge Sheldon, Kingston to Chicago, light; str. Butteroni, Kingston to Buffalo, and str. Hall, Kingston to Toledo, light, passed Port Colborne last night.
Clearances: schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte; schr. Falconer, Oswego; schr. Emma White, Sodus Point, light; schr. Foster, Chicago, light; schr. Acacia, Oswego, light; schr. Von Straubenzie, Oswego, light; prop. Quinte, Buffalo, light; schr. Burton, Oswego, light; schr. Queen of the Lakes, Charlotte, light.
Arrivals: strs. Bohemian and Algerian, Montreal; str. Rideau Belle, canal; str. Ocean, Montreal; prop. Josephine, Chicago, 41,000 bush. corn; schr. Parker, Chicago, 44,000 bush. corn; schr. Keith, Chicago, 34,000 bush. corn; schr. Flora Emma, Oswego, coal; str. Vail, Chicago, 47,000 bush. corn; schr. Baltic, Chicago, 82,000 bush. oats.