On Friday last the new steamer The Commerce, built by the Niagara Dock Company for Mr. Bethune, made a trial trip from this port, to Lewiston and back, and we are happy to say, her speed exceeded even the high anticipations which her beautiful model caused to be formed. From wharf to wharf in going up she was 32 minutes, in coming down 21 and a half minutes, the shortest period in which the distance has been performed, if the 'Ontario' is is excepted. Her engine, which is of 55 horse power, worked remarkably well. 'The Commerce', we understand, will be commanded by Captain Gordon, and will leave here tomorrow to take the station of the 'Admiral' between Hamilton and Toronto.
The 'Admiral' will in future run direct between this and the other ports on the Niagara river, and Kingston.
The 'Transit' having undergone a thorough repair and received new boilers, made a trial trip on Monday, and is now nearly ready for business. The alterations made in her have increased her speed, and the old favourite looks as well on the water as most of the new ones. - Niagara Chronicle.