p.1 Verdict For Fraser - Yesterday the New Brunswick trading company brought an action before Judge Price against Capt. S. Fraser, of the prop. Scotia, to recover $3,000 for services rendered last fall. The barge Southampton broke adrift from the prop. Scotia while on Lake Huron. She could not be found and the tug Storm King was engaged to hunt her up. The tug was hired to go to Goderich, sail along the shores on both sides of the lake, and if the missing barge was recovered bring her to Sarnia. For this service the captain was supposed to get $100, and $8 per hour for any for any work he would have to do after the barge was brought to port.
The tug did not find the barge, and the steamer Scotia was successful in recovering her. Two hours after the steamer got the barge, the tug came along, and getting hold of the barge assisted the Scotia in her work. The barge was brought to Sarnia. The tug was entitled to $150, but Capt. Fraser tendered her captain $200, which he refused. The company liabled the barge and cargo, and brought an action for $3,000. They were awarded $200, what they were offered to take in the first place, and will have to pay their own expenses. Mr. Whiting acted for defendant, and Mr. Rogers for plaintiffs.
House of Commons - The Wrecking System discussed.
p.4 Knowlton and Devil Lake Canal - gov't already made grant of $20,000.