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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1884

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The prop. Celtic, from Montreal, was in port this morning.

The str. Crusoe is receiving a new wheel at Davis' shipyard.

The water is quite high in the Rideau Canal. Result of the late rains.

The steambarge Una is unloading 4,000 bush. of wheat at Richardson's.

The barge Bedford is loading lumber at Rathbun's for Deseronto. The schr. Frank Smith is also loading lumber and shingles for the same place, and the sloop Minnie is loading lumber for Wolfe Island.

p.3 Tug Union - Several vesselmen say canal tolls are not all that keep sailing craft from coming this way, but the charges of the tug union. Captains claim that the cost of a tug in the Welland Canal is $70 when $40 would be sufficient.

Mr. Spencer's New Boat - yacht Rover built at Penitentiary, flat bottomed, 2 masts, model patterned after yachts in use on Long Island Sound.

Here & There - Peter Mitchell, of Portsmouth, has been continually annoyed by young lads, who enter his shipyard and steal his wood.

Importance To Forwarders - A judgement was rendered by the Superior Court some time ago, says the Montreal Star, in favor of the Molsons Bank, which claimed 15,500 bushels of wheat, or $20,000, the value thereof, from the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company, on account of a bill of lading held by the Bank as security for an advance of $16,275. The wheat had been shipped by Reynolds Bros., from Toledo to Kingston, there to be taken in charge by the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co., and carried to Montreal, a note on the bill of lading stating that Messrs. Crane & Baird, of Montreal, should be notified of its arrival. Reynolds Bros. having endorsed the bill of lading delivered it to Crane & Baird, who, in their turn, endorsed it, specially requiring D. Macphie, the agent of the St. Lawrence & Chicago, to deliver to Messrs. Beddall & Co. 15,500 bushels of the cargo. The bill so endorsed was delivered to Beddall & Co., who, as above mentioned, got money from the bank on the strength of its value. The master of the ship upon which the wheat was first shipped, from Toledo to Kingston, had made two bills of lading, signing one as the original, which he delivered, and marking the other a duplicate, which he kept. The wheat was delivered to other parties than the bank, on the strength of this duplicate, and hence the action and judgement above referred to. The case went to appeal, and a judgement was given on Wednesday, reversing the decision of the court below on the ground, especially, that the bill of lading was operative only as long as the goods were in transitu between Toledo and Kingston.

Court of Chancery - Wilson vs. Wade - An action by Mr. Wilson, of Picton, to recover damages against Messrs. Wade & Millard, of Sarnia, for assuming to purchase from him the schr. St. Louis without the authority of their third partner, a Mr. Jones. The sale was for $7,500. The plaintiff proved his case and an alibi was made against defendants for the costs of the suit and referring the case to the master to fix the damages. Walkem & Walkem for plaintiff and Britton & Whiting for defendants.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1884