p.1 Incidents of the Day - The K. & M. forwarding company's barge Iroquois was towed to Portsmouth by the str. Pierrepont on Thursday afternoon to be unloaded at the company's wharf. The Iroquois has the distinction of being in commission later than any other craft plying to this port.
p.2 Got His Papers - Capt. Donnelly, inspector, being in town last week, Herbert McMaster appeared before him and after a rigid examination was awarded first mate's papers for sail or steam vessel on waters of the great lakes or River St. Lawrence. This speaks well for Herbert, who is only twenty years of age. [Deseronto Tribune]
Wolfe Island Ferry.
Wolfe Island, Dec. 24th - To The Editor:
I thank your correspondent for his ready answers to my communication. A summary of his reply strikes me as being like this:
1 - Our municipality has a legal right to issue a license to Messrs. Craig & Co. to terminate on 21st June next, and its council forthwith proceeds to issue one for seven years, that is we are granted the proverbial inch and take several ells.
2 - When the lessee gets a judgement for damages (say for spoiling his boat) "if we Wolfe Islanders are men the council individually will assume all costs, but if we are Chinamen the township will be saddled with them." This is not bad and I am glad to see that at least one of the gentlemen interested has put this agreement in writing.