p.1 The City Council - Taxes - Ald. Gaskin brought up the petition of Captain W.R. Taylor respecting taxes on vessels.
Ald. Gaskin moved that the petition be referred to the Court of Revision, seconded by Ald. Walkem.
Ald. Gaskin explained the circumstances under which the petition was presented, which were that Capt. Taylor claimed that he had no right to pay the taxes of his son, who was jointly assessed with him.
Ald. McIntyre said he was quite prepared to give all the consideration possible, but he was inclined to think that both Captain Taylor and his son were liable.
After some further conversation, the resolution was carried, it having been stated that Captain Taylor was willing to pay his share of the taxes.
p.3 Yachting - There is considerable stir among the yachtsmen of Belleville, everything being about to be put into ship-shape order for the purpose of being prepared for eventualities. The Rivet is being repaired and is coming to Kingston to have her canvass adjusted. The Surprise is to make a trip to Kingston to have her canvass recut. The Ailsa Craig is expected to arrive here today or tomorrow on a tour and for repairs. The Intelligencer says that the Kathleen struck a saw log near Rednersville on Thursday. The shock was very great, and the stern of the boat was badly smashed for a foot or so. Fortunately no further damage was done, though had not the Kathleen been a very strong boat the effect of the shock must have been serious.
Change of Time - The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co.'s steamers will leave until further notice at 5 a.m. instead of 5:30. Those interested will please note this.
Court of Revision - appeals for St. Lawrence Ward - Fraser & George, objects to marine property being assessed with other property. Confirmed.