p.1 an article on the new steamboat on the Burden principle. [Montreal Herald]
(see C.&G. Aug. 2nd)
Emigration - Since our last notice (10th July,) the United Kingdom, at 2 trips, has brought up 120 emigrants - the Constitution, from Rochester (2 trips) 115 - the Cobourg, (2d do.) 230 - the St. George, (2 do.) 406 - the William IV, (2 do.) 277 - the United States 20 - and the Great Britain 164 - being together during the last ten days 1332, more than one-fourth of whom were from the United States ports. The total number of Emigrants arrived this spring exceeds eleven thousand five hundred.
The total number arrived at Quebec up to the 14th July, was 22,533. At New York up to the same date, British Emigrants - 16,259.
St. George Steamer - It will be seen by reference to the advertisement of this popular Steam Boat, that she has made a slight alteration in the periods of her departure from the different ports on her downward trips. She now leaves this Port at 10 o'clock on Tuesday evenings, instead of Wednesday evenings as heretofore. We have observed that the St. George has been peculiarly fortunate this year. She performs her trips from port to Port with the regularity of Clock work, and she is always full of passengers and luggage. Up to the present time the number of passengers brought by her, exceed the number brought by any other boat.
Steamer Minnissitunk - This elegant little Steam-Boat, lately built at Goderich by the Canada Company, made her first trip from that place to Sandwich, on Wednesday the 16th instant, and performed the passage - a distance of 150 miles - in 14 hours, carrying on an average less than four inches of steam. This boat will ply regularly between the two ports before named twice a week: and therefore afford a regular, expeditious and cheap conveyance to the capital of the Huron Territory. The engine of the Minnissitunk was made in this city, by our enterprizing neighbors, "Sheldon Dutcher and company." [Toronto Courier]
The New York Commercial Advertiser of the 23d inst., copies a letter of N. Johnson, Captain of the William Avery, denying the truth of the account we published a few weeks ago, respecting that Boat. The Captain and his men may deny what they please, but no denial of theirs can change the facts, which are as we stated them, but further than this, we assert that for him to engage to take passengers to Toronto is a fraudulent, iniquitous proceeding. But let us put the case in the most favorable light: suppose that passengers by the Avery were taken and forwarded by the Constitution without any delay at all at Rochester; yet not only would they have the trouble of carrying all their luggage from one boat to the other, but the Constitution does not go directly from Rochester to Toronto, though that would be 70 or 80 miles out of the way, but crosses Lake Ontario to Cobourg, and does not reach Toronto till late on Tuesday afternoon. Thus passengers by this route are kept more than two days tossing on the Lake, cooped up in a Steam Boat; whereas, if they were allowed to take our boats that go direct from here to Toronto, they would arrive in 20 or 22 hours. It matters comparatively little, then, whether the Emigrants are detained and pay duties at Rochester or not. Our censures are not only levelled at the particular act by which the Captain of the Avery broke his fraudulent contract, and left the passengers whom he ought to have taken to Toronto for two days at Rochester, but also at the whole of the deceitful pretences by which he deludes strangers, ignorant of the country, into his injurious wiles. It is little better than highway robbery to engage to take passengers to Toronto when he knows that if they go with him they will be kept for a day and a half longer than they need to be, tossing on the stormy Lake.
p.3 dispute between forwarders and steamer St. George. [Chronicle]