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Dugan's voice was pleasant, and Miss Du- a suspicious statement concerning his trip. It gan married Mr. Minehan. And if Miss is now stated that he was united in marriage Dugan had said to Mr. Minehan, "Yu'll 'av at Angels Camp, June 12, to a Miss Rose. to speak louder, what's the matter with yu, The couple then left for Los Angeles to encan't yu ?

talk into a phone?" it is quite likely joy a honeymoon. Mr. Patterson is a fine that the millionaire wouldwell, figure it man and we trust the Rose he has chosen is out, girls.

just the right one. Having taken her from

Angels Camp and gone with her to the And, speaking of weddings and such Angel City we can not infer otherwise than The Pacific Telephone Magazine wants to

that all is well, and when he comes home know all about them. We are thinking

we will try and get the line on him and make quite seriously of starting a “cupid corner”

him telephone all about it. or something of the Cupid Corner sort.

We want to

Aluminum Telephone Wires know what the bride

The high co-efficient of expansion of wore and who was best man and where they took their honeymoon and all other details.

aluminum wire, and its comparatively low There will be no reward for this information,

tensile strength, causes a greater sag at high other than the joy of seeing it in print, and

temperatures than with copper in overhead we hope the information may be forthcoming.

line work. In telephone construction, where If the bride is pretty—and of course all

the wires, by necessity, are strung closer tobrides are—we would like her picture.

gether on the crossarms, this greater sag of

aluminum would probably result in contact To continue further this discussion of

between wires at the deflections which would matrimony--we have at hand two interest

occur at summer temperatures. For this ing newspaper clippings. One, brief and

reason, together with the soldering difficulty, business-like, records that in Santa Barbara

where lateral connections are made, aluminum “another wedding took is practically shut out of competition with Benedicts

place last night, when copper for this particular use. There is also

Miss Bessie Agnes some objection to the use of aluminum wire Smith, chief operator of the Pacific States as small as that required for telephone purTelephone Company, here, became the

poses, on account of the necessity of strandbride of Earl Elmo English, who is em

ing it.

There is no reason, however, why ployed by the same concern. Rev. George aluminum should not be used as a conductor C. Wright tied the knot at the Baptist for isolated aerial telephone lines, if a large Church. The bride is a native of Pasadena, enough wire can be used. In cases known where her parents still live."

to the writer where it has been used for such This was on June 20. A week earlier,

telephone circuits, it seems to have operated G. W. Patterson, manager at Hanford,

as a particularly good carrier of the voice. joined the benedicts. Mr. Patterson's ad

This may possibly be due to the particular venture was recorded in the Hanford Sen

balance which exists in an aluminum wire tinel in the following language:

between resistance, inductance and capacity, Hello, Central!

aluminum having somewhat less self-inducG. W. Patterson, the genial manager of tion, and more capacity, than a copper wire the Pacific Telephone Company here, went of the same resistance.-H. W. Buck, in away the other day and the Sentinel printed Journal of Electricity, Power and Gas.


They're Slow in Europe

The number of new telephones installed phones a thousand, almost identical with in the United States last year far exceeded Germany, where there are 593,535 telethe total number in use in Great Britain. phones, the ratio being 10.2 to the thousand. Use of telephones in America is ten times America, with its equipment of more than greater than in Europe, in proportion to 3,000,000 telephones for a population population. So striking has this been in about one-fifth that of Europe, shows by England, and so important the principle in- contrast how backward has been the Eurovolved, that the European management of pean development of the industry. In capital the New York Sun has collected data bear

invested the comparison is no less striking. ing upon the subject from the Sun's corre

The telephone companies of the United spondents in all the capitals of Europe. States spent last year nearly $80,000,000

The British government—all European of fresh capital in extension of plant and exgovernments, for that matter

assumes that
change systems.

This sum is considerably all methods of communication except by the greater than the total amount invested in the voice alone belong to the state. This state telephone business in Great Britain from the monopoly is so jealousy guarded that even outset until the present day. the boy messenger companies are compelled There are in Paris at the present time to pay a royalty to the state of two cents 46,933 telephones among a population of upon each message carried—the sum it would 2,714,068, or one telephone to about fiftyhave cost to send it through the post. seven inhabitants.

In spite of difficulties, however, there were In St. Petersburg, with its population of 425,356 telephones in use in the country at more than a million and a 'half, there were the beginning of the present year, nearly on January 1 only 11,000 possessors of 400,000 of these being the property of telephones. the National Company. The number of There are 95,000 telephones in greater telephones in London is 130,000, of which Berlin, which has 3,367,000 inhabitants. 38,500 are connected with the postoffice The telephone is more generally used and government exchange.

the service is more efficient in Sweden than There are in all Europe, with a popula- in any other country in Europe. There are tion of 380,000,000, a total of 1,675,000 more telephones in Stockholm alone than in telephones in service, an average of only 4.4 all Austria, three times as many as in Italy. telephones to the thousand inhabitants. In A large proportion of all telephones used in Great Britain the proportion is 10.1 tele- Europe are made in Sweden.



A French postoffice employee says that kept quiet about it so long he might have made he invented the telephone in 1854. He has persuaded the French government that he actually did, and the government has given A telephone system, which keeps the him a pension of $600 a year. If he hadn't marksmen constantly informed as to scores



made, has been installed at the Orilla rifle range, near Seattle.

to communicate with headquarters he connects his instrument with a call box and talks.


"The installation of the telephone service between our little burg and the county seat

James A. Lynch, local manager of the makes us feel that we are awakening from

Sunset Telephone Co., will leave the city in our Rip Van Winkle sleep at last and get

a few days, having been transferred to Redting in touch with the world at large," says

lands. Mr. Lynch is a splendid fellow perthe Yreka (Cal.) News.

sonally, and has done most excellent work for the company he represents. He has built

up the telephone business in a wonderful manDown in Santa Barbara a few Sundays

ner since he took control. His transfer to ago

some "Independent” telephone girls the Redlands field opens up another opporwent on a picnic and startled the natives by tunity for the exercise of his excellent manclimbing trees. Well, they're taking to the

agerial abilities.—Long Beach (Cal.) trees in a lot of places.






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Pleasanton, Cal., has an exchange now. Manager Ahlborn of the Sunset TeleLenora Sinclair and Lydia Harden are tak- phone Company has issued a new telephone ing care of things. Pleasant for Pleasanton, directory, which places the number of subno doubt.

scribers in this city and suburban lines at

316, the number including several secured Spiders have been causing a lot of wire since publication of the directory. During trouble in the neighborhood of Los Angeles.

the six months of his management he has Trouble men discovered that the fine webs added 111 new subscribers to the list, and which the insects spun retarded transmission

the number is constantly on the increase. A and sometimes stopped it entirely.

new switchboard will be installed, necessitating employing another operator at the cen

tral office. A new testing machine has been When the operators went on strike in San

installed. Two-party lines are taking the Francisco the Crockett (Cal.) Signal said:

place of four-party circuits, and improve“Users of telephones in San Francisco this

ment in the service is noted all along the line. morning dropped the final letter of their salu

When it is known that three years ago the tation when they rang up central and failed

company had only eighty subscribers here, to get an answer. In other words, they

the increase must be regarded as phenomenal. dropped the 'o'.

-Anaheim (Cal.) Gazette.


The opera

One evidence of our growth is in the fact

Our telephone service is well worthy of that the Sunset Company, under the excel

commendation in these pages and we do not lent management of Bert Browne, has added

think any town in the West has better facilimore than 200 subscribers to its list of pa-. ties in that line than we have. trons since

December.—Ventura (Cal.) tors are skillful, intelligent and obliging. The Free Press.

service is up-to-date and the success of the

system can well be called phenomenal. Mr. A pocket telephone for police purposes is E. R. Gardner is the popular, zealous, and in daily use in Vienna, where it is said to efficient county manager.

He also supergive satisfaction. When an officer desires intends the work in El Dorado, Alpine, and





Calaveras counties, besides Amador County. ple have signified their intention of building He has managed the work here since the here. If they do we will be able to have fall of 1905. Mr. Gardner has followed an all-night telephone service also. Miss the business for ten years and understands Leila Clark will have charge of the central all branches of it from cable splicing to the office.—Tulare (Cal.) Register. switchboard.—Jackson (Cal.) Dispatch.

J. M. Kean, a well known telephone man It was no trouble for Palo Alto people who has been in the employ of The Pacific to get long distance telephone service with

Telephone and Telegraph Company the past points in San Francisco at any time during several years, has been transferred to Long the past week. And Peninsula people in

Beach to take the place of James D. Lynch, general appreciated the fact that the service

the popular manager of the local company, was at their disposal, since it was easier in

who has in turn been transferred to Redmany instances, and cheaper, too, to telephone lands to take charge of the branch office than to make a trip to the city and endeavor

there. to "get around." It is a pleasure to know

Mr. Lynch has been in Long Beach the that Palo Alto's telephone system is in such fine working order, that its operating em

past two years and it is with much regret to

his many friends here that he has been sent ployees were all on duty and that nothing

away from Long Beach. Since Mr. Lynch's whatsoever was amiss.—Palo Alto (Cal.)

stay in this city the Sunset business has been Citizen.

increased materially, while the services of the A New York business man

company have been improved under his was telling

management. some friends not long ago of the disadvantage

With him Mr. Lynch takes the best of of having two telephones in his business

wishes for

in the city by the office.

mountains. “A new office boy entered upon the dis

Mr. Kean had been at San Bernardino charge of his duties last week," said the merchant, "among which duties is that of an

prior to coming to this city, and is known in

telephone circles as a man perfectly capable swering the telephone calls. The very first

of handling the affairs of the company he call resulted in his coming to me with the

represents. He was formerly a newspaper statement : “ 'You're wanted at the phone by a lady,

in Seattle.—Long Beach (Cal.)

Telegram. sir.

" 'Which one?' I asked, thinking of the two phones.

George E. Stevens, manager of the local 'Well, sir,' said the boy, after an em

office of the Pacific Telephone Company, barrassed pause. '1—I think it's your wife,

underwent a successful operation at the Mo

desto Sanitarium Saturday morning, and sir.' "-Harper's Weekly.

will not be convalescent before two weeks. Mr. Burns of the Sunset Telephone Com- During his illness the affairs of the company

will be in charge of Theo. D. Jacobs of pany has been in town the last few days signing up people for a central here. He

Fresno.--Modesto (Cal.) Herald. has had considerable success

so far and prospects are very bright for a good central San Leandro, Cal., has reached the hunoffice at this place quite soon.

Quite a dred mark in telephone development and will number of Poplar and Pixley country peo- have night service hereafter. Business men


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and other subscribers are pleased with the has not been of the best, and he requested improvement and have said so.

to be transferred to Bakersfield, desiring a

more healthy climate than that of the Raisin L. C. Hatfield has been appointed man- City.---Bakersfield (Cal.) Californian. ager of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company at Visalia. He is a gentle

Collection Statistics man in every way qualified to fill the re- Statistics prepared by the collection desponsible position. Mr. and Mrs. Hatfield

partment of The Pacific Telephone and have taken apartments in a fashionable lodg- Telegraph Company show that on May 31 ing house and doubtless will soon be well four exchanges in the list of those having acquainted in · Visalia.–Visalia (Cal.)

more than 300 stations had no outstanding Delta.

There were

seven others which Mr. C. E. Eldridge, manager of the Sun

had not over two per cent of accounts outset Telephone Company, has been trans

standing, while nine had between two and ferred to Fresno, and will leave this morning

three per cent uncollected. Four had befor his new field of labor.

tween three and four per cent uncollected and The change was made at the suggestion

two an even four per cent. The standing of of Mr. Caldwell, who succeeds Mr. Eld- exchanges making the best collection showridge here. Mr. Caldwell resided here for ing, with the number of stations in each exa while several years ago:

change and the percentage of outstanding acMr. Eldridge's transfer is regretted, as

counts, follows: he has made a wide circle of friends while

Per cent Exchange


Outstanding here. He carries with him the best wishes



none of all, especially his associates in the office.


834 When he reached his desk he found there

La Grande

811 on a very handsome gold ring, the gift of the

Santa Rosa

911 employees. The ring has Mr. Eldridge's

Napa. .


.4 initials in monogram thereon.

Olympia .


.8 There was no presentation address. The

Oregon City


.9 ring itself speaks louder than words the es



1.0 teem in which Mr. Eldridge is held by his



1.1 associates.

Ferndale .


1.4 Here's hoping that he will find the trans

San Luis Obispo. 813

1.4 fer a pleasant one. Mr. Caldwell, his suc

Santa Cruz.. .1,195

2.1 cessor here, is a very pleasant gentleman and

Baker City


2.8 an experienced telephone man. Bakersfield

Bellingham .


2.8 (Cal.) Echo. *



2.8 A. M. Caldwell arrived here from Fresno Selma .


2.8 this morning and will take charge of the Porterville.


2.9 business of the Telephone Company in San Diego


3.0 Bakersfield and Kern County, succeeding C. Colfax..


3.2 E. Eldridge. The latter will go to Fresno, Everett


3.4 where he will manage the city system.



3.6 Mr. Caldwell was formerly a resident of Reno..


3.6 Bakersfield, being then in the telephone Petaluma.


4.0 service. Since going to Fresno his health Pasadena.







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