p.2 Spring Assizes - Crowley vs Davis - An action for breach of contract. There were also counts in the declaration for the services of a tug, and it also contained the common counts. The cause was referred by consent to Judge Burrowes. A verdict for the plaintiffs for $500, being entered, subject to the award of the judge. Mr. James O'Reilly, Q.C. for the plaintiff; Mr. E.H. Smythe for the defendant.
The schooners are now beginning to make their appearance from up the lake, and today we have to chronicle the arrival of no less than five laden with grain.
Montreal Transportation Company - Arrived: - schrs. Antelope, Hamilton, 11,356 bush. wheat; Vienna, Port Darlington, 8,000 bush. peas; H. Butler, Cobourg, 6,033 bush. peas.
At James Swift & Co.'s wharf the prop. Georgian is getting painted, when she will leave for Montreal with her cargo of flour.
Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - schr. New Dominion of Toronto, arrived from that place with 9,000 bush. wheat; and the schr. Sybella arrived from Oshawa with 10,000 bush. wheat.
Messrs. Chaffey launched a new tug at Portsmouth the other day, for harbour purposes. She is named the Falcon, and will no doubt be of great service.
The steamer Maud will be ready for service next week. She has been fixed up with all due regard to the comfort of her passengers, and will doubtless be as popular this summer as she was last.
The forwarders are getting impatient for the opening of the St. Lawrence Canals, as there is now a large quantity of grain in the harbour waiting transportation. It is expected that barges will be locked down early next week.
Steamer Ashore - The Canadian propeller Lake Erie, which left the canal on the 14th inst., with no cargo, on arriving at the entrance of the Detroit River, at three o'clock on yesterday morning, struck on the lower end of Bois Blanc Island, getting hard on. Our latest advices were that she was not yet afloat, and no efforts had been made to that end.
Port Colborne, April 20th - Down: prop. Empire, Detroit, Ogdensburg, general cargo; barge C.J. Hale, Detroit, wheat; A.C. Keating, Toledo, Detroit, corn; H.F. Church, do., do., corn and wheat; prop. Garden City, Toledo, do., wheat; steambarge Belle H. Cross, Detroit, do., timber; barges India, do., do., do.; Europa, do., do., do.; Baygul Montgomery (sic), Bay City, Clayton, timber; Elgin P. Stanley, Kingston, wheat; schr. Miami Belle, Toledo, Oswego, corn and wheat; Sailor, Marine City, Oswego, lumber; Frank Crawford, Detroit, Oswego, wheat.
Up: schrs. M.J. Cummings, Oswego, Milwaukee, coal; J. Bigler, do., Chicago, light; Senator Blood, do., Toledo, light; Adionac (sic), Ogdensburg, Chicago, light; Wild Rover, Kingston, Cleveland, ice; Rising Star, Oswego, Milwaukee, do.; Augusta, Port Dalhousie, Toledo, light; Two Friends, Port Colborne, Cleveland, do.; Cossack, Oswego, Chicago, coal; schrs. Skylark, Hoboken, Camanche, Norris.