p.2 Assizes - Holcomb vs Frasier - This was an action for demurrage brought by Messrs. Holcomb and Stewart, forwarders of this city, against Messrs. Fraser and George, to recover $500 for 10 days detention of the barge Martin, engaged by the defendants to carry a load of stone from the defendants' quarry to Montreal. The defendants resisted the claim on the ground that they had a reasonable time to load the vessel, and that the plaintiffs had in fact waived their claim for demurrage by agreement between the parties. A good many witnesses were examined on both sides, and the case was proceeding when our reporter left the court.
Whiskey Again - About ten o'clock last night a row occurred on board the steambarge Vanderbilt. It seems that the Vanderbilt and barge Gildersleeve were detained at Swift's wharf by stress of weather, and the hands taking advantage thereof, got drunk, and as a natural consequence, began fighting. For an hour it seemed as if pandemonium was at loose, but eventually it was quelled by the police making their appearance and arresting two of the men, who were brought up at the Police Court this morning, and fined $5 and costs each, or 30 days in gaol. They presented a very broken up appearance about the face.
The shipping trade is somewhat dull just now, and the arrivals are almost nil. The weather has been somewhat against the work, and owing to the lowness of freights shippers do not care to forward grain.
Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - The schr. Jessie Scarth arrived from Chicago with 20,585 bush. wheat.
James Swift & Co.'s wharf - The prop. Alma Munro and steamer Picton passed down.
The prop. Shickluna is reported aground in Jones' Narrows, about three miles above Brockville. This is the second time within a few weeks that this boat has been aground down the river.
The storm signal drum is up this morning, and the mariners are preparing for a storm. There is every indication of a storm coming, probably from the west.
Port Colborne, Oct. 27th - Down: prop. Acadia, Chatham, Montreal, gen. cargo; City of Concord, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; City of Boston, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Buckeye, Toledo, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. J. Rugsby, Buffalo, Welland, coal; barque Gen. Burnsides, Bay City, Clayton, timber; schr. H. Richmond, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Clara Youell, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Olive Branch, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; Denmark, Bay City, Kingston, timber; W. Lewis, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Louisa, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Corsican, Chicago, Prescott, wheat; Wave Crest, Dresden, Kingston, staves; G. Whitney, Toledo, Ogdensburg, lumber; Camanche, Chicago, Oswego, wheat; Prince Alexander, Dresden, Kingston, staves; Mediterranean, Toledo, Oswego, corn; Nett Woodward, Toledo, Toronto, lumber.
Up: schr. M.L. Breck, steam barge Belle Cross, Swallow, prop. Maine.
At elevator - steambarge Tecumseh, Milwaukee to Port Colborne, wheat; schr. D.G. Fort, to lighter in harbour, schr. Scud.
The wind bound fleet left on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Wind Sunday, east; Sunday night, changed to southwest, and has been so all day. Blowing fresh. Is now north, light.