HE PURCHASED A BOAT.
Picton, Dec. 12th - An important deal in marine circles has been put through during the past few days, when the Hepburn Bros. completed negotiations for the purchase of the steambarge Reliance, belonging to the Rathbun Co., of Deseronto. It is understood the figure for which the sale was effected was $5,000. The Reliance, while not a new boat, is in good condition. She is well known about the bay and lake, having been in the coal-carrying business for some years for her owners. The steamer Niagara towed her over to Picton, yesterday, and she will be put on the ways to have her hull gone over this week. The present prospects are that the Hepburn Bros. will put the Reliance on the Bay of Quinte coal-carrying trade next season. The Reliance makes the ninth addition to the Hepburn fleet.
p.2 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Tradewind has been laid up here for the winter.
The following lake captains were at the M.T. Co.'s office, yesterday, settling up the season's work: Capt. Telford of the steamer Fairmount; Capt. Wood, of steamer Rosemount; Capt. Milligan of steamer Westmount. All the vessels named have been laid up at Collingwood for the winter.
County Court - The case of Birkett vs. Craig was adjourned to some future date, to be arranged by the representative counsel. This action is brought against Capt. Thomas J. Craig, for an account for material supplied and for work done, while the defendant was a resident of the city. John L. Whiting appeared for the defendant, and George H. Smythe for the plaintiff.
p.4 World Tidings - The new steel ferry steamer, Charles Lyons, which will be used to transfer cars from Ogdensburg, N.Y., to Prescott, Ont., was launched on Tuesday. The steamer will cost $250,000, and will have a capacity of fourteen loaded freight cars, on double tracks.
p.8 Ready For Sport - local ice yachtsmen getting ready.