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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1877

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p.2 Customs Imports - May 7th - Prop. Champlain, Cleveland, Robertson Bros., 2 casks.

Prop. Champlain, Oswego, Oldrieve & Horn, 7 pkgs.; Edwin Rose, 3 bxs.


The fast sailing cabin steamer D.C. West has been lengthened and thoroughly refitted during the past winter, and is now on her regular route.

Will leave Kingston every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11 a.m. for Brewer's Mills, Seeley's Bay, Jones' Falls, Chaffey's Locks, Newboro and Westport.

Returning, will on Monday, Wednesday and Friday leave

Westport at 6 a.m.

Newboro at 7 a.m.

Chaffey's Locks at 8 a.m.

Davis' Lock at 8:30 a.m.

Jones' Falls at 10 a.m.

Seeley's Bay at 11 a.m.

Brewer's Mills at 12 M.

Calling at Morton every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., arriving at Kingston at 4 p.m.

For freight or passage apply to

James Swift, St. Lawrence Wharf May 7th.

p.3 Launches - The launch of the big vessel took place today at Garden Island in presence of a large number of spectators. The vessel was gaily decked with bunting. The Pierrepont took over a large number of passengers to witness the launch. A full description of the event and of the vessel will be given tomorrow. This afternoon, we believe the new tug for the Collinsby Rafting Co. was to have been launched at Chaffey's yard, Portsmouth.

City Council - Resignation - The Mayor stated that he had a communication from Ald. Power, stating that owing to financial difficulties he resigned his position as Alderman of Sydenham Ward.

Ald. McRossie moved, seconded by Ald. McIntyre, that, while deeply regretting the cause of resignation, it be accepted and the Mayor issue the usual warrant for a new election.

Moved by Ald. Allen, seconded by Ald. Gaskin, that the resignation be laid on the table.

Ald. Allen spoke of the late Ald. Brophy, whose place was left vacant after he died. For the credit of Mr. Power they should leave the Ward vacant in the meantime. The Council should treat him as it had done others, and leave the vacancy. He asked who was the next man on the Fire Committee. On being informed, he thought the matter should be on the table, and that the Mayor should act as Chairman of Fire, Water and Gas.

Ald. Drennan supported the resolution of Ald. Allen, as it would be a mark of respect to Ald. Power. It would be a graceful act on the part of the Council.

After another speech on the subject from Ald. Allen, advocating the laying of the question on the table.

Ald. McRossie stated that he brought the resolution in at the request of Mr. Power. He had no objection to withdraw the resolution, as he had no feeling in the matter.

Ald. Price stated that the resignation was not required, because the vacancy existed by law. The law clearly showed that no action was required. He hoped Ald. McRossie would withdraw the resolution.

Ald. Allen asked how it was known that Ald. Power was in difficulties. This was not known officially to the Council.

Ald. McIntyre agreed with Ald. Allen. That the Council had no official notice of Ald. Power's legal disability.

Ald. McRossie's resolution was withdrawn, as was also Ald. Allen's, and the subject dropped.

Marine Notes

Port Colborne, May 7th - Up - schr. Trinidad, Clayton, Chicago, light; Cavalier, Collinsby, Sheboygan, light; A.L. Andrews, Cape Vincent, Chicago, light; O. Mowat, Toronto, Toledo, light; P.B. Locke, Charlotte, Milwaukee, coal; Kate Kelley, Toronto, Toledo, light; Col. Cook, Ogdensburg, Cleveland, iron ore; A.J. Dewey, Charlotte, Chicago, light; Mary of Port Stanley, Garden Island, Port Stanley, light; prop. Celtic, Hamilton, Toledo, light.

Down - schr. Republic, Toledo, Clayton, timber; Antelope, Wheatley, Port Dalhousie, timber; H. Dudley, Toledo, Kingston, staves; G.M. Neelon, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Skylark, Black River, Brockville, coal; W.H. Oades, Toledo, Oswego, wheat and corn; America, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; Mary Battle, Wheatley, Collinsby, timber; Ellen Theresa, Port Ryerse, St. Catharines, wood; Camanche, Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, wheat; props. Lowell, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; St. Albans, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Garden City, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Scotia, Toledo, Montreal, corn; California, Toledo, Montreal, corn; Acadia, Toledo, Montreal, corn; barge A.C. Keating, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; tug Florence, Amherstburg, Hamilton, light.

Nothing in harbour.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1877