p.2 We have to state for the information of our merchantile readers, what is to us, and ought to be to them, an interesting fact. There is now lying at Lachine, a propeller steamboat, the Ireland, Capt. Patterson, having on board her, 2300 barrels of Flour. This vessel, the largest and with the largest cargo ever yet known, has descended the Rapids and passed through the Beauharnois Canal in perfect safety, drawing 7 1/2 feet of water. The propeller took the ground slightly at the entrance of the Beauharnois Canal, thereby proving that it will be necessary to deepen the channel if the transit of such large vessels becomes common, as it doubtless will. This propeller brought 2500 barrels to Kingston, but unshipped 200 of them at that port, with the view of being on the safe side in this her trial trip. When the Lachine Canal is finished, we have no doubt but that vessels of this class will proceed at once to Quebec. The speed of this propeller is a little over 8 1/2 miles per hour. [Courier]
Appeal for funds for drowning victims successful.
Relief to the Sufferers by the Cedar Island Calamity - contributions from Reserve Battalion, 71st Light Infantry.
letter from contributor saying that destitution is not as bad as at first believed.
Payenizing Timber - We are glad to learn that a Gentleman in Kingston is preparing an apparatus to test the value of the "Payenizing principle," that is of mineralizing timber. If its effects are what they are represented to be, the discovery will be one of the greatest of the age, especially for Canada.
Lake St. Peter Survey - Her B.M. Ship Gulnare, surveying schooner, commanded by Capt. Bayfield, arrived here on Wednesday morning, and is anchored at the foot of the current. We believe Capt. Bayfield is come to survey Lake St. Peter, and that on his report, the question between the old and new channels will be decided.