A Row on the Lake Shore
One of Fair Haven's guardians of the public peace arrived in town this morning armed with a warrant issued by Justice Dean Lake, of Sterling, and arrested Capt. Eli Budge, of the schooner C.A. Martin, who is charged with erecting dormitories on the cranium of Edward Pringle of Fair Haven, yesterday.
Captain Budge says he was loading his vessel with cord wood on the beach thre miles east of Fair Haven, yesterday, and that Pringle and one or two others beside the crew were assisting him, or at least were hired to assist. Fearing that the wind would change to the Westward, and having no desire to be caught on a lee shore the Captain quickly hurried the men, and all went well until Pringle, who is described as a clown in the country sense of the word, prides himself on his cunningness and antics, and desirous of showing the crew of the schooner how a country boy could act, commenced his tricks and interfered with the workers. The captain remonstrated with Pringle without avail, and the upshot was blows was struck. After the row the vessel was loaded, and arrived here safe and sound this morning.
The case was taken before the Recorder this morning who offered to admit Capt. Budge to bail but would not allow him to enter his own recognizance. Unless bail is furnished the case will be disposed of at Sterling. Budge says he will prefer charges against Pringle for assault with a deadly weapon.