p.2 The Dockyard Property - In addition to the property of the War Department transferred to the Canadian Government, the dockyard and "stone frigate," the property of the Admiralty, have been likewise transferred. Formal possession of this property will be taken tomorrow. The "stone ship" is to be used as a storehouse for arms and military stores.
Court of General Sessions - Roberts vs Gregory et al - An action brought by Owen Roberts, owner of the schooner Peerless, of Hamilton, against Messrs. Gregory and Young, commission and shipping agents, of the same place, for the recovery of $225, eight days demurrage of that vessel, laden with a cargo of grain consigned to the care of the Montreal Transportation Company, Kingston, for despatch to Montreal, during the rush of trade, last spring. It is usual for plaintiffs to sue the consignees of cargoes for any detention that may occur, but in this case the shippers or consignors were claimed to be the responsible parties. The plea put in by defendant was that the delay occasioned at the instance cited was a matter which rested entirely with the forwarding company at this port. Mr. B.M. Britton for plaintiff; Mr. J. O'Reilly, Q.C. for defendant. Verdict $200, for plaintiff, with leave for the defendants to move and cite a nonsuit in the verdict for them, upon the question as to the reasonableness of the time, if the court should be of the opinion that on the facts there was no evidence to go to the jury, as alleged in the declaration and the defendants liability to the contract.
McGee vs Bank of Commerce - An action for demurrage similar in many respects to the one reported above. Mr. B.M. Britton for plaintiff; Mr. J. O'Reilly for defendants. Verdict of $40 for plaintiff, with leave reserved for the defendants to move for a nonsuit.