Clearances: str. Queen of the West, Chicago.
Mr. Campbell will load the schr. Pilot with flour for the Bay of Quinte.
The str. Columbian will take the str. Spartan's trips for the remainder of the season. This is on account of low water at the rapids. The Columbian only draws six feet.
The str. Monteagle, Chicago to Kingston, corn; prop. Tilley and barges Augusta and Merritt, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; prop. Toltec and barge Watec ?, Duluth to Kingston, wheat, passed Port Colborne last night.
The schr. Ella Murton is in port, and will leave next week for Oswego to load coal for Hamilton. In the meantime she is being painted green and white. Capt. Saunders says the coal carrying trade will be slow this fall.
Arrivals: str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Passport, Montreal; str. Ocean, Montreal; str. Lake Michigan, Montreal; str. Orion, Chicago, 32,000 bush. corn; schr. Marion, Chicago, 48,000 bush. corn; str. Hill, Chicago, 42,000 bush. corn.
The str. John J. Hill, one of the finest propellers afloat, arrived yesterday and is discharging 42,000 bushels of corn. Capt. Andrews says he will wait here for orders. Charters are not very plentiful, and the marine business is likely to be dull. There are still stored in Chicago 30,000,000 bushels of grain to be shipped to the city.