The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 29, 1866

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p.2 The Steamer Corinthian - Port Hope, March 28th - The steamer Corinthian commences on Friday her regular season trips. She has a full load of cattle and horses and over 2000 bushels of wheat, which seems to be as much in demand in the States now, with the duty added, as it was before the abrogation of the reciprocity treaty.

Assizes - Jordan vs Campbell - action of trespass. The plaintiff was in possession of a wharf at the foot of Queen street in this city, which he rented from Mrs. Caroline Smith. The wharf was used by him for the stowage and sale of wood and stone, in which he dealt pretty largely. He held the premises in May last year and had rented them for two years previously. In that month, during the absence of the plaintiff from the city, Mrs. Smith, the owner of the wharf, put Mr. James Campbell, the defendant, in possession of it, and on Jordan's return he resisted Campbell's entry into the premises, which resulted, it will be remembered, in a quarrel, the further result of which a case tried at the fall Assizes last year in which Jordan was defendant. The outer portion of the wharf belongs to Mr. Charles P. Gildersleeve, of which also Jordan had possession, so that by losing the front part of the wharf he lost also the right of way or entrance to the outer part of the premises. It was proved by the plaintiff that there was a lease from Mrs. Smith to Jordan, and on the lease a further extension for five years from May last, at a reduced rent per annum of five pounds, which sum was to be allowed on certain repairs which were to be done to the wharf by Jordan during his extended tenancy of the premises. Damages were laid at $1,000, the action being also intended to recover back the premises from which the plaintiff was ejected. The aim of the defence was to show that the plaintiff was not in a prosperous condition, the result of his alleged large business, and to prove that he could not have sustained damage to the amount claimed by him. Sir Henry Smith, Q.C., for plaintiff; Thomas Kirkpatrick, Q.C. and James O'Reilly

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 29, 1866