The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 11, 1883

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p.2 Their Course Vindicated - Last night the Court of Revision laid before the Council a report asking for an endorsement of their act, striking off the assessment of the personal stock of the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company in the event of their not doing business in the city in 1884. The Council agreed. Ald. McIntyre said that the Montreal Transportation Company would have gone to Portsmouth had the Council not induced them to remain. Many people said the Company would not go but such was feared. The removal of the other company vindicated the Council in their action. If the K. & M. Company did not stay in the city they would get exemption.

Condensed Telegrams - The steam barge Enterprise and seven of the crew have been lost on Lake Huron.



Capt. John Donnelly was charged at the Police Court this morning with assaulting S.E. Gregory with intent to do bodily harm. Mr. Gregory appeared in Court with two sadly swelled optics. The assault occurred in the Burnett House on Monday morning, and was caused by a dispute in regard to office work.

Both men are employed by the Dominion Wrecking and Salvage Company, Mr. Gregory in the capacity of Local Manager and Capt. Donnelly as Wrecking Master. Mr. Gregory claims that he has had control of the business here; that the correspondence especially is all under his authority, and that Capt. Donnelly has only control of the wrecking steamers.

Some days ago a letter to a Buffalo firm was written by John Donnelly, signed by him, and ordered to be inscribed in the letter book. Mr. Gregory secured the letter and had it sent to its destination with his own signature attached. It was over this act that the assault occurred. Capt. Donnelly claims that Mr. Gregory meddled with his correspondence; that the matter in question had been arranged between the Buffalo firm and him, and that he was the one to do the letter writing.

Several witnesses were sworn touching the assault and the case was then adjourned to admit of a doctor's testimony.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 11, 1883