They still belong to the original owner from whom the shipper stole them.
The shipper must be the loser unless he can show that it was caused by the negligence of the carrier.
You would have to rely wholly on the honesty of the shipper.
Very likely the shipper would say to the agent: "This is expensive; I wish you to take it as it is."
The shipper has a somewhat different, but overlapping set of weather problems.
It is first as an exporter of frozen meat, and second as a shipper of wool.
Often enough the shipper gets no return but a bill for freight and the perishables sometimes rot in the yards.
You will note by Mr. Osborn's letter that he has been a shipper of mine for a long time.
From a successful trawler he had become a successful fish-packer and shipper.
In the third place, the shipper as well as the carrier could be held accountable.