p.1 That Yachting Challenge - The challenge which we copied from the News on Thursday, has been widely commented on here, but as yet no one seems inclined to take it up. Yacht owners don't be backward in coming forward. [Ontario]
p.2 The steamer Southern Belle has been sold in Toronto for $11,800.
Dissolution of Partnership - R.C. Carter & Co., Forwarders, Fuel and Commission Merchants, R.C. Carter and C.F. Gildersleeve; now R. Crawford & Co., Robert Crawford and C.F. Gildersleeve.
p.3 Dissolution of Partnership - Capt. Crawford, late of the steamer Norseman, has joined with C.F. Gildersleeve.
The Ferry - Should such weather as has been prevalent today continue, an attempt will be made to break the ice tomorrow. The steamer Pierrepont has been got in readiness, and only waits a chance to make trips to the islands. We have no doubt she will manage it tomorrow.
Accident - A sailor named John Cushen at Garden Island fell from the topmast of the schooner London on to the cross trees and broke his leg this morning.
p.4 Recognition of Bravery - The Minister of Marine has received from President Grant a handsome gold watch for presentation to Capt. Spence, of Goderich, of the schooner Nemesis, for saving the lives of the crew of the propeller New York, in October last. The watch is a stem-winder, with the following inscription: "Presented by the President of the United States to Capt. Spence, of the Canadian schooner Nemesis, for his exertions in saving life on the American propeller New York." The Capt. has been notified of the receipt of the gift, and is reasonably proud of this recognition of his brave act.