p.2 Assizes - Stones vs Calvin - over quantity of floats, etc. rafted to Garden Island.
-The steamer Rochester, with a full load of passengers and horses, left Port Hope for Rochester on Monday morning on her first trip of the season.
Toronto Harbor - The ice is almost entirely cleared away, and what little remains cannot last more than a day or two. A good many skiffs were to be seen skimming over the bay yesterday, and a small tug was engaged in an attempt to tow a raft which grounded on the bar at the eastern end of the harbor some time last fall. The first vessel of the season left port on Sunday morning. The schooner Mary Groves (sic -Grover ?), Captain Jackman, cleared for Oswego on that day with a cargo of 10,600 bushels of fall wheat, shipped by John Miller & Son, from Laidlaw's wharf. The Flying Cloud, Captain Giles, sailed yesterday for the same port. The Eureka, Captain Sylvester; the Emperor, Captain Crokin; and the Paragon, Captain Kemp, are loading. The Highland Chief arrived yesterday with a load of wood from Dumbarton. The steamer City of Toronto is being fitted up for business, and will make her first trip next Monday. We may therefore consider navigation fairly open, and may soon look for more animation in business than we have had for some time past. The season is beginning earlier than it has for several years, but the prospects are rather dull. [Leader 28th]
Steamers To Cape Vincent - The steamers Pierrepont and Watertown returned from Cape Vincent late last night encountering a good deal of solid ice between the centre of St. Johns Island and Wolfe Island, but they found it quite clear from Hickory Island upwards. The Watertown will now run daily to Cape Vincent starting at eight in the morning. The Pierrepont will run as a ferry boat between the city and Wolfe Island three times a day leaving here at seven and eleven a.m. and three o'clock p.m. The Watertown carried over to Cape Vincent this morning another load of about ninety horses; and more of the same animals are daily coming in to be ferried over to the United States. The ice still blocks up the lake entrance to the harbor.