The following particulars are given of the scheme in a Chicago paper:
James Bates, a Southern refugee, purchased of the firm A. M. Smith & Co., of Toronto, the propeller Georg and were entirely ignorant of the use to which she was to be put. The Georgian was delivered to Bates at Port Colborne on the 1st instant, and the purchase money, $16,000 in Canada funds, paid.
Mayor Fargo was informed that her engineer told Bates that the wheel was out of order, and it would be necessary either to go to Toronto or this port for repairs.
It was not stated that she did come he propeller Georgian to have them wait, was handed to the Mayor by the operator who sent it.
Bates said that he proposed to strengthen the bows of the propeller so that she could be used as a rae Canadian authorities and resulted in the seizure of the boat.
It is probable, therefore, that Bates stopped at out-of-the-way places on his way up and picked up his fellow-cut-throats in small squ