p.2 Steam Barge For Sale - By virtue of a power of sale contained in a certain mortgage made by Frederick A. Robertson, of Goderich, to Charles Stewart Wilson, of Picton, the subscribers are instructed to offer for sale by Public Auction, at the Office of said Charles Stewart Wilson, in the town of Picton, on Thursday, the 22nd day of March, A.D. 1877, at 3 o'clock p.m., the first-class, staunch, well-built STEAM BARGE MARY R. ROBERTSON, of Chatham, as she now lies in the harbour at Goderich; full size for Welland Canal; capacity about 17,000 bushels; built by Hyslop & Ronalds in 1872; first-class in every respect, and one of the best lumber carriers on the Lakes, with all appurtenances thereto belonging. She is reported to be in good condition, well furnished and cared for in every respect. This Barge cost, when built, $33,000; was sold in 1873 for $34,000, her engine, boiler and machinery costing $14,000. Terms of sale - Cash; otherwise, made known at time of sale. Parties desirous of inspecting the vessel can do so by applying to F.A. Robertson, Goderich.
Morden & Owens, Auctioneers. Picton, March 8th, 1877.
p.3 Mr. Bone's Visit - has been very successful.
Captain Cuthbert's Challenge
To the Editor of the Mail.
Sir, - A late issue of the Mail contained a challenge from Capt. Cuthbert, of Cobourg, to any second-class yacht sailing on fresh water. I accept the challenge, and as Capt. Cuthbert has not named any condition under which the race is to be sailed, I beg to offer the following: I will match a yacht that I have now under completion, under ten tons, with any yacht that Capt. Cuthbert chooses to bring on, for $500 or $100, the race to be sailed in the vicinity of Toronto. I will allow Capt. Cuthbert his expenses up and down. If Capt. Cuthbert means business he has now a good chance.
Yours respectfully, Henry Aykroyd, Boat Builder.
Toronto, March 14th, 1877
(The above appeared in the Mail of yesterday. Mr. Aykroyd writes to the Mail today announcing the letter a forgery.)