Into the River
Captain Alex Keith, of the schooner Trade Wind, in boarding his schooner early last evening near the Northwestern elevator, slipped in climbing over a canal boat and fell into the river between the vessel and the canal boat, striking his head heavily on the wail of the boat as he went down. Fortunately the blow did not stun him and when he rose from his immersion he called out for help.
Although the captain had on his sea boots and a heavy Ulster, he struck out lustily and stemmed the stiff current until a line was thrown him by a Norwegian sailor and he pulled himself out. Alex, who always has his wits, says he has not a ken an involuntary bath before in over twenty years.
When the schooner Annie Mulvey, Captain James Jackman, arrived at Mill Point, last week, the freight was garnisheed by E.W. Rathbun & Co., the vessel was seized and the captain deposed. Captain Jackman is entitled to sympathy.
A few years ago he owned, free and clear, the schooner Australia, which he traded with Rathbun for the schooner J.G. Worts. Hard times came on and he could not meet his payments and he again traded with Rathbun for the schooner Annie Mulvey. Today he finds himself penniless and the result of twenty years' hard labor swept away, and that through no fault of his.