TROUBLE OVER THE SWAN.
Some time ago Capt. Sam Mulligan entered into an agreement with Daniel McIntyre, the Captain of the steam barge Water Lily, whereby McIntyre was to pay Mulligan the sum of $1,500, in consideration of which he would receive a half share in the steamer Swan, of which Mulligan was owner. McIntyre took command of the Swan, first paying $200 to Mulligan in part payment of his agreement. He (McIntyre) then made a trip up the Rideau, and on the return trip ran the boat into a snag below Smith's Falls, sinking her. He then left the vessel for parts unknown, leaving the crew to take care of themselves as best they could. The latter raised the sunken tug and brought her into the city, reporting the occurrence to Capt. Mulligan, and stated that they had received no salary from McIntyre for their services. Under these circumstances, Mulligan took charge of the boat, paying off the hands, and when McIntyre turned up and attempted to board the vessel and resume his old position as captain and part proprietor, he was put off by Mulligan, who refused to have anything more to do with him. McIntyre then laid a charge against Mulligan of obtaining money under false pretences, alleging that $200 paid by him to Mulligan, on the sum agreed upon, $1,500, gave him a right to command the Swan, and that Mulligan has broken the agreement. Mr. Gibb was retained by Mulligan for the defence, Mr. John O'Meara appearing for the plaintiff McIntyre. The case will be disposed of by the Police Magistrate on Saturday. [Ottawa Free Press]
p.2 The Murray Canal - to be started at once. [Picton Times]
Several steamers and propellers are lying here awaiting a moderation of the gale.
The str. Flower City, burned this season, will be hauled out and rebuilt during the winter. About forty feet will be added to her length.
The schr. Erie Queen will go into winter quarters at once, the reason being to put in a new foremast sprung at her recent accident at Oswego.
The schr. Ariadne, bound for Shannonville and Belleville to load barley, went aground in Big Bay, off the mouth of the Shannonville river. The tugs Bonar and Sherwood hauled her off.
The schr. Jessie Macdonald, ashore for two weeks at the mouth of the Shannonville river, was taken out on Thursday, the dredge which is at work there having made a channel to her.
The barges Winona and Europe, of the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co., have loaded at Belleville with 200 tons of ore each for Fairhaven, and left this morning in tow of the tug Jessie Hall.
Two Garden Island Accidents - On Thursday Capt. James Dix, of the schr. Bavaria, sustained a serious accident. In dropping the anchor the descent of the iron was made much quicker than he expected; the chain flew around the windlass with great velocity, twisted around his leg, and before he could extricate it his boot was torn off and the bone split and badly fractured. The accident is a most unfortunate one.
Whats The News? - tug Metamora and barge at Collinsby with timber, barges to be repaired at Kingston.
The Tay Canal - engineers surveying.
p.4 District News - What is the use of dredging Consecon harbor to a depth of 11 feet at the wharves when there is a stretch of a mile at the entrance where there are only 7 feet of water? It is simply money thrown away.