p.3 Wanton Outrage - About two o'clock on Thursday morning last, a party of "Canallers" made an attack upon the crew of Mr. Colton's Steam Dredge, at Port Dalhousie. The men were asleep at the time the machine was boarded, but they were soon up and ready to receive the invaders. Some hard fighting ensued, and the "Canallers" were evidently getting the worst of the battle, when it was discovered that the ruffians had set the dredge on fire. One of Mr. Cotton's men, named Hunter, succeeded in scuttling the Dredge, which soon sunk, thereby saving the wood-work and the machinery. Our informant states that an attack on the dredge was expected for some time in consequence of an opinion entertained by the Canallers that the machine was interfering with hand labour. They had threatened its destruction several times, and Mr. Cotton's men had provided arms for its defence; but being taken by surprise on the night in question, they could not use them. We sincerely hope the rascals will be brought to condign punishment. [Hamilton Spectator]
The well-known steamboats
Chief Justice Robinson,
Will be sold, on Saturday, 10th October, 1846, by Public Auction, at Browne's Wharf, Toronto, at 12 o'clock, noon. The above boats are well found in every particular, and in complete running order. The Furniture is in excellent condition. These boats are too well known to the Travelling Public on Lake Ontario, to require further description.
Intending purchasers may have an opportunity of examining the boats at Browne's Wharf.
Thos. D. Harris,
Assignees of H. Richardson's Estate.
Toronto, Sept. 7th, 1846.