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The Canadian Government wireless telegraph may be brought into extensive use for the sending of commercial messages between Picton, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. This possibility will afford the islanders relief from their present telegraph isolation which has existed since the cable of the Anglo-American Telegraph Company was broken earlier this month on January 5th. The acting Minister of Public Works, Mr Fisher in Ottawa, has been in communication with the Anglo- American's head office on the Island with regard to repairing the cable, but as the break is believed to be in deep waters at about the middle of the Northumberland Strait, it would be necessary to use a cable ship to that point until the ice goes out in spring. The Government maintains a wireless station at Cape Bear at the southeastern extremity of Prince Edward Island from which it is able to send messages to the mainland of Nova Scotia by means of the Government steamers Minto and Stanley, each equipped with wireless apparatus. It has been intimated that although the Anglo-American claims that it has a legal monopoly of commercial telegraph service between the Island and the mainland, the Government may force it to permit the transmission of commercial messages by way of the Government wireless system on the ground that the company has broken its contract by refusing to repair its cable.
NOTE: I am currently scanning and preparing the early station-to-station call signs used