p.2 Gale - Another very heavy gale set in this morning, about seven o'clock from the southeast, and continued to blow steadily until late in the afternoon, when it gradually subsided. No damage to shipping has been reported. The Royal Mail steamer Magnet, which left Toronto last evening at 6 o'clock, was several hours behind time in touching here. The new steamer Corsican, due up on Sunday evening, was also four hours detained.
Assizes - Muir vs Cowper - The jury in this case, an action to obtain demurrage for the detention of the barque Acorn in port last May, longer time than was considered reasonable, after an absence of twenty-five minutes, returned a verdict of $160, including the $120 paid into court.
Thurkauff et al vs McLennan - This was an action brought by John Thurkauff and Charles Meadu, owners of the schooner Otter, against Hugh McLennan, forwarder, of Montreal, for the recovery of demurrage, arising from the detention of that vessel at this port a longer time than was considered necessary to have her discharged. The case, in every respect, was similar to that of Muir vs Cowper, tried on Monday. The Otter was grain laden, 12,000 bushels shipped at Chicago, and consigned to the defendants, care of the Montreal Transportation Company, Kingston, where the vessel arrived on the morning of the 10th May last. The captain reported the schooner prepared to unload immediately, but the defendants' representatives were not ready and did not receive it until ten days afterwards, for which delay the plaintiff claimed remuneration at the rate of $40 gold, per day, the value of the vessel at that particular season of the year. Verdict for plaintiff $175. Mr. B.M. Britton and Mr. Anderson, of Toronto, appeared for plaintiff; Mr. J. O'Reilly for defendants.
Wrecking Operations - On Monday Messrs. Calvin & Breck's steamers Hercules and City of Hamilton returned to port with the barge John Marks, which was ashore at Amherst Island. She is not much injured, and will be able to proceed up the lake after receiving very slight repairs. On Saturday night the Hercules left for Toronto to take off a vessel ashore there.