The tug Active will leave for Montreal tonight with six barges loaded with 120,000 bushels of grain.
In all probability R. Davis will be given the work of adding improvements to the str. Merritt. Inspector Chamberlain did not decide on any contract yesterday. The inspector got her on the foreclosure of a mortgage.
Arrivals: prop. Wilson, Chicago, 25,500 bush. corn and 17,500 bush. oats; prop. Wilhelm, Chicago, 28,000 bush. corn and 15,000 bush. wheat; schr. Manitowac, Chicago, 34,000 bush. corn; str. Columbian, Toronto; str. Passport, Montreal; str. Ocean, Montreal.
The barge Richard, in tow of the tug Curlew, with a cargo of coal from Fairhaven, N.Y., ran ashore near Lachine, Wednesday. The accident it is said, was due to a raft having been in the way. The Richard belongs to the George Hall company of Ogdensburg. Lighters have been sent to her assistance.
Prosecuting the Steamer - Capt. T. Donnelly is in Cornwall, prosecuting the owner of the str. Rocket for an infringement of the steamboat inspection act. The steamer was overcrowded with excursionists in August and was running without a certificate. The case is similar to the North Bay cases Capt. Connolly had last spring, and which resulted in a fine of $600 against the boat.