Until quite recently, our village has been entirely free from disease. Within the last week or ten days, however, several cases shave appeared among emigrants passing through the canal. Two members of a family who arrived here yesterday from Montreal via. The Oswego canal, were attacked with it on their way hither, and one died shortly after the boat reached her. The other was properly provided for, and is now doing well.
As a precautionary measure, our village authorities are constructing temporary buildings on the eastern borders, of the town, where all who are affected with the disease and who are like to be landed in this vicinity may be detained, and properly cared for. This step, though perhaps not urgently called for by any facts at present existing, had been deemed good policy. IT is certainly humane, as it will secure to the afflicted all comforts and attentions that their conditions will admit of.
We are not surprised to hear that frightful rumors are in circulation in the country towns, relative to the appearance of the ship fever here. Our own citizens are happily ignorant of the least foundation for them.
Canal tolls at Oswego.
The tolls during the first week in July at the Collector's office, amounted to $7,111.35 an increase over last year of $1,979.93 Total tolls since the opening of Navigation to the 7th of July 84,541.90- an increase over last year $32,229.83 These figures speak most encouragingly for the growing trade and business of Oswego.