The Western Express Company have made the arrangements for running their line of propellers during the coming season. A new propeller, to be called the Thomas Myles, of the largest size possible to pass through the canal, is at present on the stocks at Hamilton almost completed, and will be ready to take the water immediately on the opening of navigation, and with the St. Magnus and Acadia will be run on the line between this port and Duluth. Another new vessel, the Canada, of the same description as the Myles, will be added to the Company's fleet shortly after the opening of navigation, and will with the Glenfinlas do the service between Montreal and Chicago. The other vessels of the line, five in number, will do the service between Montreal and the ports on Lakes Ontario and Erie.
The propellers of the Merchants' Line have been splendidly fitted up for passengers. The Celtic, Europe, Ocean, Prussia and Scotia will form a bi-weekly line to Chicago, taking passengers and freight for Windsor, Detroit and Sarnia. The Africa and California will form a weekly line to Cleveland, leaving Montreal every Wednesday. The Glenfinlas, Dominion, Dromedary, Georgian and Persia will form a daily line for Prescott, Brockville, Kingston, Toronto and Hamilton. The remainder of the Company's vessels will perform an irregular freight service between this port and the Lakes.
Owing to the negotiations which have been going on in regard to the selling of the steamers of the Upper Canada Line, the officials of this Company have been unable to even begin making the arrangements for the running of their boats during the Summer. If the Upper Canada boats are not sold they are to be run as heretofore.
Wreck Near Milwaukee.
Chicago, April 10th - The schooner Milwaukee was wrecked off the breakwater. The body of one man was found. The life boat which started for it, it appears, has been capsized. The vessel was a mile out in the lake. It is feared all the vessel's hands will be lost, as the weather has been cold and stormy for the past 24 hours.
p.3 Whats The News? - tug Traveller taken by Capt. J.F. Allen to Picton to pull schr. Louise off ways.