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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Oct 1856

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p.2 Imports - Oct. 15th - Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, (gen. cargo).

Schooner St. Andrew, Chicago, 13,463 bushels wheat, Holcomb & Henderson.

Exports - Oct. 14th - Propeller Oliver Cromwell, Detroit, 150 tons pig iron.

Oct. 18, 1856

p.2 The Assizes Continue - Thursday, Oct. 16th.

Rogers vs Hooker et al - The plaintiff is a merchant of Peterboro. In the fall of 1854 a quantity of bar iron and stoves valued at 380 pounds were placed on board the defendants' steamer Ontario, which was wrecked on the voyage at Nicholson's Island. The goods in question were recovered from the wreck and delivered at Port Hope by the schooner Sarah Marsh, and then teamed to Cobourg and placed in charge of Mr. Lambert, wharfinger. Mr. Lambert, after the goods were placed in his charge, was notified by letter to hold the goods subject to Hooker, Pridham & Co.'s order, and to deliver to no one without their order. The amount of freight from Montreal to Cobourg was afterwards paid by plaintiff, but the goods have never been delivered to him.

For the defence it was contended that the steamer Ontario, in consequence of stress of weather, was stranded and that the defendants had employed the schooner Sarah March, at an expense of upwards of 500 pounds, to save the goods emperilled; and the plaintiff's goods thus saved were only detained in consequence of his refusal to contribute his average of the expense incurred in saving the goods, and in which detention they felt justified by law and usage. Verdict for defendants. The plaintiff, however, to be at liberty to move for the recovery of his claim, which is 425 pounds, on some points of law.

Mr. Kirkpatrick for plaintiff; Mr. Vankoughnet for defendants. [News]

The case of Replevy of the steamer City of the Bay, Gildersleeve vs Corby, was settled by the Jury's returning a verdict by consent of Twenty Shillings in favor of the Plaintiff, leaving the whole merits of the case to the Court above.


To the Editor of the Times.

Sir, - While the voyage of this ship from Chicago to Liverpool direct is naturally exciting so much attention, I think it right to correct the error of supposing that this is the first instance of a vessel performing the voyage from port to port. While I was at Chicago, about this time last year, a vessel arrived there, laden with railroad iron, from Liverpool. I unfortunately cannot recollect either the name of the ship or any particulars of her voyage, but it excited very great interest at the time.

I do not wish in any way to detract from the merits of the enterprise of the Dean Richmond. She will, I hope, be the pioneer of a succession of ships bearing the produce of the fertile West along its natural outlet, the St. Lawrence.

I am, Sir, your obedient servant.

London, Sept. 30th J.W.S.

Imports, Oct. 16th - Str. New York, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

Str. St. Lawrence, Montreal, (gen. cargo).

Str. Arabian, Toronto, (gen. cargo).

Str. Passport, Ogdensburgh, (gen. cargo).

Oct. 17th - Schr. Sodus, Oswego, 45 tons coal, T. Drummond & Co.

Steamer Meteor, Cape Vincent, 70 cords firewood.

Str. Michigan, Milwaukee, 5,000 bushels wheat, 1,027 barrels flour, Holcomb & Henderson.

Sloop Messenger, Oswego, 200 barrels waterlime, Holcomb & Henderson; 100 barrels waterlime, G.M. Kinghorn; 6 sacks meal, J. Smyth; 4,000 sacks salt, 180 sacks corn meal, J. Carruthers & Co.;110 bundles broom handles, Otis Smith.

Str. Northerner, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Oct 1856