p.5 Breaking The Ice - Early this afternoon the steamer Pierrepont started to break the ice in the harbor. The ice is very thick, however, and it was not expected that a trip could be made to the island.
Admiralty Case on Monday - The case brought by the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Steamboat company against Mrs. Mary W. Fulford, Brockville, for damage done by her yacht to the steamer Caspian by a collision at Swif's wharf last summer, will be heard by Admiralty Judge Hodgins here on Monday. The steamboat company holds that the Brockville yacht was wholly to blame, as it backed right into the Caspian.
p.8 The Bill of Lading - Francis King, Kingston, has notified the Toronto members of the Dominion Marine Association that word has been received from all the grain carriers that in spite of all pressure, they will adhere strictly to the new bill of lading drawn up at the annual meeting this spring. The clause in the bill which has caused all the trouble is: "Provided that the vessel shall not be responsible for shortage exceeding one-half bushel for 1000 bushels carried; the vessel to deliver all grain on board, collect freight upon actual out-turn, and make no claim for any overrun."
The boilers in the steambarge Navajo were given an official test yesterday.
All the scows used by the dredge Sir Richard have been overhauled and caulked.
Several of the members of the crew of the steamer Sharples have arrived in the city.
There was water in the government dry-dock yesterday, for the first time this season.
The steamer Alexandria and the steambarge Waterlily will call at Folger's wharf as usual this season.
The engineers of the M.T. Co.'s boats in port here are busily engaged in fitting out the vessels for the season.
Capt. Charles Staley will take the tug Jessie Hall to Sault Ste. Marie to the party to whom it was sold some time ago.
Several of the barges laid up at Portsmouth are being given a fine coat of paint, and put in shape for the season's work.
Donald Macgillivray, Collingwood street, left on Friday night for Buffalo to aid in fitting out the steamer on which he will sail this year.
Constable "Harry" Filson, who has resigned from the police force, will sail on the great lakes, having secured a position on a boat running between Buffalo and Duluth. His resignation will take effect on April 10th.
"It will be doing well if we can break the ice in the harbor by Monday," remarked an old marine man today. He said that the ice was still quite solid, and that a team could come over from the island today, with very little trouble.
County Court - Selby & Youlden, limited vs. Donnelly Wrecking and Salvage company - The plaintiff's claim is for $123.50 for work done and materials supplied. The defendants claim a set-off against the plaintiffs of $185 for use of diving outfits at sundry times. A.B. Cunningham for plaintiffs; J.L. Whiting, K.C., for defendants.