p.2 New Paddle Wheel - Mr. W.L.R. Matteson, of Rochester, has invented a new Paddle Wheel for steamers. It is called the Improved Feathering Wheel. The Union thus describes the new invention:
"The paddles are kept, or rather changed in their position to the main wheel, by another, which has its centre above the main shaft, but of course revolves with it. The third wheel, whch controls the position of the paddles, can be set so that when the wheels are not turning, the wheels may be horizontal upon the water, and thus offer but little resistance. War steamers, which work under canvas, will realize the advantage of this invention. The common paddle wheel with stationary buckets, offers a great deal of resistance in the water when the vessel is under sail only."
South Shore Line of Steamers - The official arrangement under which the South Shore steamers on Lake Ontario are to run, has been announced. The Ontario and Bay State are to form a tri-weekly line between Toronto, Lewiston and Ogdensburgh, for the present. One of the boats will leave Toronto every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 o'clock a.m., run over to Lewiston, and thence down the lake, touching at Charlotte about 10 o'clock in the evening, and at Oswego the next morning, arriving at Ogdensburgh every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evening. At Oswego, connections will be made with the Oswego and Syracuse Railroad, and at Kingston, Prescott and Ogdensburgh, with railroads and steamboats for all points north and east.
Going up the lake the boats will leave Ogdensburgh every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, touching at Charlotte at half-past 9 the ensuing evening, and arriving at Toronto the following morning.
The steamers Niagara and Cataract will, after May 15th, be put on the route, when the line will be made a daily one. This route is a very popular one with pleasure seekers during the summer months, and the boats will probably do a good business this season.
-The schooner Richmond left Napanee last Friday with 5,150 bushels of grain, bound for Oswego; first export this season from that port.
-Mr. Caley, collector of customs at St. Catherines, dies.
Buffalo Harbor - 14th - 2 propellers prevented from leaving by ice.
-str. Ontario at Ogdensburgh.
-sch. from Cleveland to Prescott with stone for Parliament buildings. [Prescott Telegraph]
Imports - 17,18.