Where goods are entirely destroyed or lost by a common carrier, the measure of the damages recoverable from him is prima facie the value of the property lost1. The owner is entitled to the value of goods dealt in by way of trade at the place to which they were consigned2. If there is a market for that description of goods at that place, the damages are the market value of the goods there at the time when they ought to have been delivered; but if there is no market, then the damages are the cost price of the
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