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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 10, 1844

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p.2 Lady of the Lake - This new and fast sailing American Steamer has been in port twice since our last publication. She is elegantly fitted up, and her speed is, we believe, equal to that of any other steamer on the Lake.

The Royal Mail Steamer Princess Royal arrived in Port yesterday morning from Toronto and Cobourg. She will leave for Toronto tomorrow evening. Several vessels have arrived in our harbor from ports on the Lake - the schooner Shamrock, laden with flour for Messrs. Macpherson & Crane, stands first on the list. These gentlemen have a new steamer on the stocks at Portsmouth, which will be ready to ply on the St. Lawrence and Rideau early next month. This steamer is an exact model of the Charlotte and Bytown which are so well adapted for this route. They are also making extensive alterations and improvements in the machinery of their Propellers which will materially increase their speed.

Correspondence of Pomeroy & Co.

Buffalo, April 3rd.

Six of our largest steamers came in from the West since noon yesterday, with full complements of travellers, and a score or more of Schooners are now scudding athwart the lake, striving for the lead.

A lot of Chicago wheat, 3900 bushels, was sold from the store today at 78 cents and goes to Lockport, or a mill a few miles further East, on the opening of the Canal. The first boat for Chicago leaves tomorrow; price of fare as before - $16. Those boats, however, which are now running to ports upon Lake Erie, have no specific tariff, but take passage according to circumstance. This will be the case until the consolidation is in operation.

We regret to learn that there has been another serious outrage on the Welland Canal. It appears that two of the Police officers, named George Stoker and James McCullough, were on Sunday last on their way to Dunnville on business connected with the present Assizes, when at the Junction they were set upon by a body of men, and so severely beaten as to be imminent danger of losing their lives. When last heard from one of the poor fellows was speechless, and the other delirious. [Niagara Chronicle]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), April 10, 1844