THE CAPTAIN NEGLECTED
To Take Out Clearance Papers, And Is Fined.
Port Huron, Aug. 5th - During the burning of Jenks, Taylor Howard & Co.'s lumber yard and mill a week ago Saturday night, a tug belonging to James Reid, the Sarnia wrecker, came over to assist in salvage work, and towed a scow laden with lumber to Sarnia in safety. After the fire the scow returned to this city, but owing to the circumstances of the case, the captain did not think it necessary to report the arrival and clearance as required by regulations. Some persons brought the alleged infraction of law to attention of special treaty agent Bailey, and the owners of the offending craft were called before Collector of Customs Avey, when a fine amounting to the full value of the lumber aboard the scow was exacted. Mr. Reid was told that his redress was in appealing to the department to have the fine reduced.
p.3 Steam Yachts In Port - The yacht Margaret, from Alexandria Bay, with John A. Criddeford and party, New York, aboard, was in port today, bound for Niagara. Capt. John Dandy shipped aboard as pilot.
The steamyacht Valetta, of Alexandria Bay, with Dr. A.M. Zeigler and wife, New York, aboard, touched at this port this morning bound for up the Rideau.
p.5 May Have New Contract - Two semi-tenders were received by Wolfe Island township council for the ferry privileges. The more favorable came from Folger Bros., who showed a desire to meet the council. This desire will likely be granted, and a new contract may be entered into.