p.2 Letter from Editor - 250 people make trip on crowded freight steamer Britannia (no cabins, no food, in rain) through Welland Canal to Port Colborne, and then on to Buffalo. (humorous events described - 3 columns)
The case of the Steamer Emerald, which for a long time, traded between Chippewa, in Canada, and Buffalo, and which, last fall, was seized by an American Custom House Officer, as forfeited to the United States, for the smuggling through her, by a young man employed on board as a bar-keeper, by the lesees of her saloon, of two small pieces of cloth, of the value of from six to eight dollars, subject to an ad valorem duty of twenty per cent, was brought before the United States Courts, and was finally decided in Rochester on the 23rd instant, and a verdict tendered against the government, under the charge of Judge Conkling, who decided that this vessel did not violate the Act of Congress on which the seizure was founded. [Kent Advertiser]
p.3 ads for steamers Passport, Prince Albert, and New Era. June 14th, 1850.