GRAIN NOW ON MOVE.
Big Rush Expected Within Next Eight Days.
Within the next eight days, over half a million bushels of grain will have arrived in Kingston.
This is the information given to a Whig representative, who made inquiry at the M.T. Co.'s office here this morning. The grain will come from Fort William and Duluth, but for the most part will be Manitoba grain. Several vessels are now on the way to Kingston grain dealers, and the latter part of next week should see matters very busy around the M.T. Co.'s elevator.
Several years vessels are also due to arrive at Richardsons' within the course of the next two weeks and there will be quite a revival of the grain traffic in Kingston. All summer it has been exceedingly quiet, but now that the new grain is ready for shipment it is expected that there will be a rush in from now until the end of the season.
The steambarge John Randall passed on her way to Smith's Falls, coal-laden from Oswego.
The steamer Jeska is at Deseronto loading lumber for Oswego.
The schooner Keewatin is due at Swift's today with coal from Oswego.
The schooner Cornelia is in port, undergoing some needed alterations.
The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego.
The steamer North King is laid up in Crawford's slip.
M.T. Co.: steamer Rosemount from Duluth, 63,005 bushels of wheat; tug Bartlett down, two grain barges; tug Emerson from Port Dalhousie, with Standard oil barge No. 57, will clear for Montreal; steamer Kinmount cleared for West Superior; steamer Rosemount cleared for Fort William.
The Donnelly Salvage & Wrecking company was the lowest tenderer for removing the wrecked steamer Prescott out of Montreal harbor. The underwriters now claim they are not responsible for the removal and the steamer will be sold by auction for the benefit of whoever is concerned.