Winnipeg Free Press

March 19, 1875

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 19, 1875, Winnipeg, Manitoba Expenditures on n, Pa- cific Itniiroad. From the St. Paul Pioneer. There is n general fooling of incre- dulity, if not indifference, among our business men, as to the commercial im- portance of Manitoba, or tho probability of an efficient policy for its settlement, and have therefore invited tho fol- lowing statement from a gentleman whose official position has afforded op- portunities for accurate observation in regard to railroad enterprises north- west of Minnesota: To the Editor of tho Pionoer. It may interest your readers to bo in- formed of tho proposed expenditure by Canada tor the fiscal year 1875-6 upon the Canada Pacific Railway. Mr. Mac- kenzie, Minister of tho Public Works and Premier, asked Parliament on the 5th met. for tho following appropria- tions- 1, For a telegraph from .Lake super- ior at Thunder' Bay, to a point of con- nection with the linos of British Colum- bia. For this object four contracts are in from Lake Su- perior to Fort Garry, from Vort Gorry to Fort Pelly, from Fort Pelly to Fort Edmonton, and from Fort Edmonton to Cache Crock, in British Columbia, The specification of these contracts provide for the clearing of the FUEE BOSTON boasts of robins it is "robins" ofonc another's woodpiles. TORONTO Liberal bays Mr. Nobin has been taken into tho Manitoba Ministry. we suppose that's all right; 'twould be a poor ministry that had not at least one "Nobin it. IN complaining of nocturnal practical jokes, the Toronto Liberal oomes down on the party that carried off the globe belonging to an oyster Natural enough, tho Liberal should object to any one taking tho globe; but such selfishness should bo frowned down. jssioii oi'tlic I-ftquor Traffic. Tho most complete, authentic, and valuable work on the subject of Prohi- bition that ever appeared in tho Domin- ion, is the Report of the Special Com- missioners appointed by His Excellency tho Governor-General, at the request of both Houses of Parliament, to procure such information as would enable him to give the matter an intelligent con.sidera- ation. For the prosecution of their in- quiry the Commissioners visited the fol- lowing States Maine, .Massachusetts, .Rhode Island, Vermont, Michigan, and T> ABB IX CHANCE FOR BARGAINS a The subscriber, having purchased the entire untate and b.tiBinces of R9igAces at suoh rates as to enable him to place the It. from his Of hardware, etc., oc the market at prices fully as iow aa importing Aad as it is his intention to close it entirely out, begs call tho attention of Country Merchants, Parties equipping for the Interior, Farmers, Millers, Builders, Surveyors, Railroad and Telegraph Men, Buyers on Government account, arid tho General Trade, to the facts above stated, an ho can Bell stocks at prices, and at a profit, at which no importer can lay them down here. All debts duo tho (istoto of L. li. Bentjey have'also transferred to tho subscribor by tho asignees, and he alorio authority to collect tham all of which remaining unsettled at the tjpi. ration of 20 day? from this data will be uut in course of collection by suit. G-EOHG-E Winnipeg, Maich U K. ml 8m an railway lino to a width of 132 feet, for construction roads. The telegraph line in 1876. 2. For steel rails The Canadian Government has purchased tons for per ton, delivered in Montreal. This price ia not greater than iron rails or about half the cost of Btoel rails in 1873. 3. For the Georgian Bay branch, con- necting tho eastern extremity of Lake Huron with tho railways of Quebec and Ontario, 4. For grading 50 miles u-est of Thun- der Bay of Lake Superior (near Silver Islet) to Lake Shebar.down 5. For locks and improvement of por- tages on the water route from Lake Sho- bandowan to the north-west extremity of Lake of the Wood, G. For grading 114 miles of railway, from Eat Portage, or tho outlet of Lake of tho to tho Red River near Lower Fort Garry. 7. For grading 48 miles of Porubina Branch under existing Whitehead con- tract, the Premier announc- ing definitely that the remaining 32 miles would be graded and the rails laid as'soon as theSt Vincent branch ia com- pleted from Glyndon to the internation- al frontier. 8. For a portage between Lake Mani- toba and tho Saskatchewan river, 9. Railway construction in British Columbia, in addition to telegraph, 10. For subsidies local linos con- necting with eastern extremity of tho Georgian Bay branch, Mr Mackenzie announced tho total amount at and it will be Been'that not less than is p.ro- posed to be expended or. the diroc.t route from Bed River to Lake Superior. He seeks to secure such a transit north of Minnesota in four or five days instead oi twelve now required. He anticipates that the two railway divisions, 50 miles west of Thunder Bay and 114 east of Red River, with the ijnprove.me.nt of the intermediate water' lino, will bo finished be fore "Minnesota parties will complete the 64 milos south of tier, although the latter is mostly graded. With any renewal of activity on our part, he asaures the Winnipeg delegation that he will promptly finish 80 milea from the Minnesota boundary to a junction with tho Canada Pacij6.c lino. i J. W. TAYLOR, St Paul, March 11. Our only comment, at this time; wfll be an expr.ossiqri qf'surprise thata popu- lation of four millions could bo brought, a political convulsion, -to bear an expenditure of one-fourth1 of their entire civil list on a measure for the development of a remote' western "wild- erness. It is the same thiug as. if the ten-fold population of the should assume tho annual expenditure of sixty million dollars for the temple- tion of the Northern and Southern Pacific Railroads. all of which they were inform ed a prohibitory law was then in force; and in order to arrive at fi correct con- clusion, they visited in tho kStato of Maine a considerable portion of the ru- ral districts. They divided the subject of their en- quiry into the following questions: are the provisions of the law in force in each State tho law enforced, and if not, why not lias been the result in any Stale of a change from prohibition to license, or vice vcwt 1 have been the results of prohibition upon the social and moral condition of (he people At present the second of ques- tions is tho important in Canada, when tho whole subject of prohibition has boon brought up" in so practical a manner for discussion. Tho answers obtained to this question were some places emphatically so. Itwould appear thai, when fairly tried, a prohibitory law is as easily en- forced a licer.no, and that even when it is not completely successful in eradic- ating tho evil, it greatly lessons it, and help's to educate public sentiment. In this connection it is somewhat city contemporary cooly ad- vise the "Prohibitionists" to go "on edu- cating public opinion until it is ripe for a prohibitory law. How the public can know except from tlio unsupported as- sertions to the open enemies or half hparted advocates of prohibition, that the country is not roady for such a mea- sure at the present, moment docs not-ap- pear. It is true enough that "sumptu- ary or moral laws, passed by a more chance majority in which the overwhel- ming body of the people has not faith, will become a'dead but such an assertion, besides being excessively, trite is entirely inapplicable, since a prohib- itory'liquor law can in no true be described as cither "sumptuary" or "moral." To Ray that such a lawwonld if passed immediately, be a dead letter, in a more serious, and we may add, mis- aimmii' <3 does t at dis- chievous statement, begging the whole question, and aimi couragingthe efforts made by mem bens of Parliament and others to secure a prohibitory measure. If passed at all, it cannot be by a chance majority, for it is well known that a bona fide majority of %f both people and representatives in Ontario have fur some timo boch in fa- vor of such a law, and very many in the other Provinces are equally disposed in in its IN. the matter of the estate of Andrew Ehnsli-; Wilson, late of the City of Winnipeg, in the Province ot Manitoba, doceanad. jjetters of administtntion having granted to Alexander Macarthur. of the said City of Win- the creditors of tho said Andrew npeg, fgnro, e creors o o sa nrew Elmsiie Wilson, who died on or about trie first day of November last on or before the twentieth day of April nexit, to send by post, prepaid, to }ho H'lid JVIacarthur, or to Messrs. Macdormoli Srmth, .the solicitors of .the'cstaJe' of th'e'flkid 'Andrew JS'rnsiie 'tlieir Christian Ja'nd' 's'ur-'names, and descriptions, thefijU particulars of their' claims'. ft statement'bftheii' accounts', 'and' the' nature of ,t1ie securities (if any) lield by in default thereof they be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the letters of admmiatratihn'. All parties in dieted to are hereby notified to flcitle 'their acco'uht? forthwith.' Datod aithe'Oity of Wiuujpep. in ofManitpba, this 'l Bth '.dayWlTiirch, A.D, 1875. A LEX AN UK K Administrator. SMITH, yolicitovs-for the 'estate of the said Andrew Elmsiie Wilson. ml8.24w21.25 The Mmn Street Stock The Stock 'he Stock The Mod The To be found in the North-VTebt, in Fall Linus of oyiry kind, Fancy -and Staple. In fact anything you like to risk for. Stock Broadcloths, Tweeds, Choice, Complete, and WelL-belected assortment. raisins, cuiTftntB, canned fruit, etc. lule, or Made