p.3 Marine Notes - The Empress of India and the Armenia - a small pleasure boat belonging to Picton - have been engaged to ply between Toronto and Lorne Park during the summer.
The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company have, it is believed, opened negotiations with the St. Lawrence Steam Navigation Company to buy off that line from running in competition this season.
At a meeting of seamen held at the Trades Assembly Hall, Toronto, on Tuesday evening, a Union was formed to be known as the Toronto Branch of the Chicago Seamen's Union. The following officers were elected pro tem: A.J. Tymon, President; John Emmonds, Vice President; J.D. Murphy, Secretary-Treasurer. The rate of wages agreed upon was $25 per month and casual rates to be fixed at a future meeting.
The Admiralty Court - The case of the Olive against the Peerless, which was reported yesterday in the News, was on all today. Nine witnesses were examined for the plaintiff, and several for the defendant, the latter having fifteen more to bring on. If the case is not settled this evening an attempt will be made to have it continued tomorrow, notwithstanding the holiday. The damage done in the collision amounted to about $1000.
April 11, 1879 - not published - Easter