p.2 The Weather - canals frozen.
The Steamer Magnet will leave for Toronto, on her last trip but one, tomorrow. The trifling damages sustained by this superb vessel, have been fully repaired, and she is once again the "Queen of the Lake." Capt. Sutherland deserves much credit for accommodating the public at this late season of the years.
The Steamer America - In her last trip downward this vessel encountered a good deal of stormy weather. On Monday she was reported near Long Point, having lost her cut water. On Tuesday it was reported by Telegraph, that she had left Amherst Island at 11 o'clock in the forenoon. She was expected to arrive at Toronto this morning. We shall be glad to learn that the damage she has sustained is slight, and that she landed in safety her passengers and cargo. The Princess Royal - On Wednesday this Steamer made a short run to Coborg. On Saturday first we are informed, she makes her last trip downward for this season. In many of our exchanges we read ample evidence both of facts and figures of the contracted duration and mitigated severity of our winters. It is pleasant to note improvements in this respect. All our steamers being in full operation at this season speaks not unfavorably of our clime. [Globe]
Accounts have been received by Telegraph from Capt. Dick, from Washington, that the President had ordered the steamer Chief Justice to be released. Capt. Dick was to leave Washington on Saturday on his return home. The Chief Justice, it will be remembered, was seized by the Custom House authorities at Lewiston, on a pretended charge of smuggling. The result of Capt. Dick's mission to Washington is so far satisfactory, but it does not compensate him for time lost, and expensed incurred, in regaining possession of the vessel. A good deal of trouble and expense might be saved along the frontier, were the Custom House officers to act with less precipitancy in such cases. A journey to Washington on such trifling matters might be spared, if the officers in question felt disposed to be guided by justice, instead of being actuated by a desire to secure a prize for their own profits. If in the present instance, the officers at Lewiston were made to pay the whole of the expenses attending the seizure in question, it would have the effect of showing them the necessity of acting with more circumspection in future. [Colonist]