p.2 Shipping News - At J.H. Henderson & Co's wharf - The propeller Bristol, from Chicago, arrived last night and having lightened 4,000 bushels this morning, proceeded onwards to Montreal. A new barge, the Annie, arrived today, an addition to the transhipping fleet of the firm.
At Swift & Co's wharf - The steamer Spartan passed up this morning. The schooner Richardson is loading rye for Oswego. The steamer Passport passed up this afternoon.
At the Shipyard - Messrs. Power & Co. are busy just now, and during the winter the yard has been in full blast. The firm launched a fine schooner on Wednesday last, the Ben Folger, and yesterday the steam tug Wren was committed to the water, and is now at Messrs. Davidson & Doran's wharf getting in her engines. This afternoon a new barge for the Rideau Canal trade will be launched. The dimensions of the Ben Folger are:- Length over all, 98 feet; beam, 24 feet; depth of hold, 9 feet. She proceeded yesterday to Rudd's quarry to load stone for Toronto. She was built for Mr. Samuel Fraser.
Garden Island, April 26th - No arrivals since yesterday. Cleared today:- Brig Lafayette Cook, and schooner H.P. Murray, both light.
p.3 The Canals & The Northwest - [Chicago Tribune] refers to report of Canal Commissioners.