p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Bannockburn will not be dry-docked before Monday. The steamer will be about ten days in the dock. It is not expected that more time than this will be required to put her together.
Mate Charles, of the str. Algonquin, says that the American barges are laying up by scores up the lakes. As the Algonquin passed down on the last trip hundreds of barges could be seen along the shores. The rate between Duluth and Buffalo is only one cent a bushel and it does not pay to carry for this amount.
THE GRAIN BUSINESS.
There are 400,000 bushels of grain afloat for the K. & M. forwarding company, and an equal quantity on the way for the Montreal transportation company. This week the employees of the K. & M. forwarding company will have finished handling 5,000,000 bushels of grain. On the grain sent by the company in barges to Montreal 3 cents and 3 1/4 cents per bushel have been obtained. The Montreal transportation company have up to the present handled 8,000,000 bushels of grain, and this amount is nearly as much as both companies took care of last year.
The sloop John A. cleared for Seeley's Bay with sundries.
The str. Nile and barge Isis are in from Ottawa with lumber for the Rathbun Co.
The R. & O. N. Co. intend putting on a steamer between Rochester and Montreal to call at ports on the south side next year.
Mariners say the S.S. Bannockburn lacks three feet of being wide enough for the canal locks. It would have been better if she had been wider.
The tug Active is now engaged towing barges out of Kingston. She goes down the river until meeting another of the company's tugs when an exchange is made.
Arrivals: str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Passport, Montreal; str. Rideau Belle, Perth; schr. Marengo, Chicago, 40,000 bush. wheat; schr. Keith, Chicago, 33,000 bush. wheat.