p.2 prop Ontario hit rock, being repaired on Marine Railway at Ogdensburgh.
Insurance Case - Yesterday was tried before Mr. Justice Meredith and a special jury, an action brought by Messrs. Gibb & Ross against the Beacon Life and Fire Assurance Company of Kingston, C.W. The main question raised was, "whether or not there was on board the steamer Tinto at the time of her destruction by fire (on Lake Ontario, in July 1856) a quantity of gunpowder exceeding twenty pounds weight." The answer of the jury to this question was that there were 100 lbs of gunpowder on board; but they added that it was carried "as freight, and that the plaintiffs were not restricted by the policy from carrying it." This finding, we understand, raises questions of law to be settled by the Court, viz., whether the opinion of the jury as to the right of carrying the gunpowder is not beyond the question submitted, and therefore, to be struck out; and secondly, whether the agreement of the parties that the assured should have no claim against the Company, if there should be, at the time of the loss, more than 20 lbs weight of gunpowder on board, was a legal stipulation the infringement of which operates as a forfeiture of the claim. [Quebec Chronicle May 1st]
p.3 Imports - 4,5; Exports - 4,5.
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