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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 27, 1841

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p.2 Kingston Police Court - Thursday, 25th November - Mr. George Ives was fined 1 Pound 5s. for an assault upon Mr. William Steers, under the petty trespass act.

Friday, 26th November - Capt. Herchmer, Capt. Moran, Messrs. Gunn, Dobbs, and Steers, were fined, under the provisions of the Petty Trespass Act, in the sum of 5s. each, besides 7s. 6d. for damages done to certain flags belonging to Mr. John Ives, on Thursday morning, on board the schooner Superior, lying in the harbour of Kingston. This case created a good deal of excitement in town. The circumstances were these: On Wednesday evening Mr. Ives directed John Jones, the mate of the Superior, to take all the flags and hoist them in the rigging of the Schooner, for the purpose of drying them. Jones did not put up the flags in their proper order, but placed some American flags above the British colours. This circumstance naturally excited the indignation of the defendants, who proceeded on board and took down the colours. Jones explained that the flags being put up merely for the purpose of drying, he paid no attention to their arrangement, and that his sole reason for placing the American colours over the others was that they were longer, and he wished to keep them out of the water. Two of these flags were damaged or torn, though not designedly. Their worships found the defendants guilty of an infraction of the laws, and fined them as above mentioned. John A. Macdonald, Esq., attended on behalf of Mr. Ives, and Edw. Hitchings, Esq., Barrister, for the defence.

Some of the Steamers are laid up for the season, but the Royal Mail Line is still kept up between this place and Toronto, and the Bay of Quinte boats are still running, tho' we understand that the boat which left today for Belleville is on her last trip. The water in the Bay is said to be unusually low.

p.3 The Onondaga - The owners of this vessel in this village have received some definite intelligence from her. The Cook of the Onondaga has arrived at Detroit, and reports the safety of all on board. She was run ashore during the gale that took place about the 20th of October, 100 miles north of the Grand River, on the Eastern shore of Lake Michigan, at a remote point from any settlement. The Cook left Captain Tuttle, who is part owner, with his crew at work saving what they could from the vessel. The cargo is probably lost, and perhaps the vessel, but her precise condition is not known. She was partially insured with 60 cents per bushel on her cargo of wheat at the North Western Insurance Office. [Oswego Herald]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 27, 1841