p.2 Wind Wafts - The friends of the yacht Ida, of Rochester, have challenged the owner of the Ella for an early race, offering a wager of $250 or $500, with $100 forfeit. Somebody, besides Stone, should put up the Oswego money or there will be a "carniption" fit if it be lost.
The Fog's Doings - The Witness announces that the Montreal Transportation Company have had twenty barges containing 300,000 bushels of grain, lying during the last three days at the mouth of the Beauharnois canal unable to move. They have ten more barges of grain at other points between Montreal and Kingston, with valuable cargoes for transhipment below. The President of a leading forwarding company states that the loss to the grain trade alone by detentions during the past five days would not be less than $300,000.
ad - R. & O. Nav. Co. - Tenders for Coal - 4,000 tons at Kingston and 3,000 tons at Hamilton.
ad - R. & O. Nav. Co. - Tenders for Firewood - 6,000 cords.
p.3 Ashore - The tug Gardiner, owned by Seymour, of Ogdensburg, is ashore with two barges on Galoup Island, above Cape Vincent. This tug is one of the best on the lake. She will be gotten off today. She ran on in the fog.
Death in Portsmouth - Richard Howard, settled in Hatter's Bay, over 40 years ago, a shipbuilder, died on Oct. 16th, 76 years old.
Oct. 18, 1879