The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 16, 1888

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Convention At Toledo Concluded.

Toledo, Ohio, Jan. 14th - The delegates of district assembly, No. 135, knights of labor, lake seamen, have finished their labors. Officers were elected for the ensuing year as follows: District master workmen, Alexander Skillen, Oswego; worthy foreman, Daniel Robinson, Chicago, recording secretary, Walter Grove, Chicago; treasurer, William Thomas, Buffalo. During the year the expenditure for sick benefits was over $3,000; for burial expenses, over $1,500. There have been initiated into the order over 800 members within the past eighteen months. There was a decrease during the same time, through debts and otherwise, of about 200 members, leaving the organization with a membership in good standing of over 400 members. The by-laws were amended so as to change the monthly dues from 35 to 50 cents. There will be no assessment upon members hereafter, all expenses to be paid out of money received for dues. It was resolved that a separate card be struck off for steamboat men, but in no case will a man be accepted in the organization who is not a sailor. The rule as to vessels and barges was so amended as to read, "vessels under seventy-five tons are not exempt from the rule and are classed as barges." Barge wages are to be requested by the locals. Detroit will be organized at once into an assembly of knights of labor. There was a concurrence in the general resolution recommending that the government of the United States control the telegraph system of the country. The finances are in good shape, there being a large surplus. Mr. Powers was elected delegate to the district convention. The convention adjourned, to meet at Detroit Jan. 2nd, 1889.

p.8 Incidents Of The Day - The daily ferry company, of Trenton, has sold the inland ferry steamer Geneva to parties here.

Capt. James Radford, of the str. City of Montreal, of Port Colborne, is in the city. He will superintend the repairs to be done to the schr. Blanche.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 16, 1888