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This innovation is in line with peared, much to their surprise, and a merry the general progressive spirit of this instituevening was spent. The boys presented Mr. tion, and will greatly facilitate the handling Patterson with an elegant Masonic ring, and

of phone orders. By this private system, the Mrs. Patterson was the recipient of a beauti

store “central" can call up any part of the ful picture from the young ladies of the

store in an instant, or any two different deoffice. Refreshments were served to the un

partments can communicate with each other heralded but welcome guests, and at a late

instantly. The system is a very ingenious hour the merry company dispersed, wishing Mr. and Mrs. Patterson many years of hap

one, and the first to be installed in this sec

tion.-- Visalia (Cal.) Courier. piness and prosperity.-Hanford (Cal.) Sentinel

Oakland Home Levies Two Although the Sunset Telephone Company

Assessments. is endeavoring in every way possible to keep People who bought stock in the Oakland up with the pace of the city in its rapid ad- Home Telephone Company have suffered vancement, Manager Hill is finding it nearly a rude surprise. There have been, in fact, impossible to supply telephones as soon as two rude surprises. First, some time ago, they are ordered. He now has more than

came an assessment of 15 per cent on the one hundred orders for the phones on his capital stock to meet payments on the plant books and will be unable to furnish them

which the company is constructing in Oak-. new switchboard arrives from San

land. Then, just a few days ago, the stockFrancisco. This switchboard will be large

holders were notified of a second assessment enough to handle three hundred additional

of a similar amount. telephones and will be installed in the next two weeks. A large force will then be put

The San Francisco Call printed a short on and telephones will be installed very rap

time ago a dispatch from Los Angeles, under idly.--Reno (Nev.) Gazette.

date of July 13, which follows in part:

"To the amusement and chagrin, and posMiss Leila Windsor, chief operator in the sibly final loss of those who hold stock in the

Oakland Home Telephone Company, a secWoodland exchange of the Pacific States Telephone Company, handed in her resigna

ond assessment of 15 per cent has been ortion some time ago and it will take effect at

dered for purposes of constructing the plant the close of business to-day. On Monday

in the county seat 'of Alameda County. Miss Leila and her mother, Mrs. S. S. Whether this is the last assessment which Windsor, will leave for McCloud for a must be met can not be stated, but it would visit of a month with George and Clarence cause no surprise if an additional call for Windsor, brothers of Miss Leila. Miss funds were made before the system is fully Windsor's service with the telephone com- completed on a scale promised by those who pany has been very efficient and both the promoted the company. public and the corporation have cause to sin- "What the stockholders have to show for cerely regret her decision to resign.—Wood- this money is known best to those who have land (Cal.) Democrat.

observed the conditions of the Home system

in Oakland, and there are those who predict Goldstein & Iseman have installed the that the full par value of the stock will have private branch-exchange telephone system in to be paid in before the system is completed."

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The new third floor, which (then the sec ond floor) was used for local and long-distance operating, will be devoted exclusively to local operating, and the floor above will be used as a dining room and will contain also а comfortable lounging

for the operators.

Appointments. Division Manager Keyser announces the appointment of J. W. Schram to be division chief operator of the coast division, with headquarters at San Jose.

Division Superintendent Thatcher nounces the appointment of W. D. Moore to be division wire chief of the Oregon division with headquarters at Portland.

Division Superintendent Phillips nounces the following promotions:

F. L. McNally to be chief clerk of the division superintendent's office at San Francisco.

M. D. Sedam to be city chief operator

vice F. J. McNally. The Regrade at Seattle.

G. M. Van Buren to be city contract

agent for San Francisco. A regrade of Third Avenue, Seattle, has

C. P. Van Houtte to be city service manmade necessary extensive alterations in The

ager for San Francisco. Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company's

O. D. Johnson, supervising chief operator, exchange. The picture shows the building is transferred to special work in the city and the cut, when the big steam shovel was

chief operator's office. at work. The cut was deepest where the

Miss Alice Anderson, who has been in exchange building stands, being fourteen feet

charge of the operator's training school, sucat that point, and at the same time the street

ceeds Miss Margaret Driscoll as chief operawas widened nine feet, so that it will be nec

tor at the main office, San Francisco, Miss essary to cut a section from the front of the building.

Driscoll being transferred to General SuperThe former basement floor is now the first

intendent Robinson's office. Miss Lizzie floor and will be used for the operators' re

Collins, formerly assistant manager of the tiring room and for the public waiting rooms,

training school, succeeds Miss Anderson as long-distance booths, etc. In the rear is the

manager.

All of the above are promotions for merit, pothead room and store room. Beneath this

and The Pacific TELEPHONE MAGAfloor a small basement has been excavated.

ZINE congratulates the persons concerned. to contain the heating plant and lavatory for men. The former first floor, now the second

Our Aim. floor, formerly used for general oinces, will

Three hundred fifty thousand Bell Telephone be used for a long-distance operating and for subscribers in the territory of the Pacific Tele

phone and Telegraph Company before the end of an apparatus room.

1907.

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July 1, 1907 Showing Relation between Bell Telephones and Population in Exchanges of 300 or

more Stations; also Per cent of Growth since January 1, 1907

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Group I. (Population over 100,000)

Group 5. (Population 3000 to 5000) XLos Angeles 220,000 30,185 32,288 14.68 6.81 Albany.

4,500 778 784 17.42 0.77 Oakland 130,000 12,241 13,793 10.61 12.68

Anacortes

4,500 440 460 10.22 4.55 x Portland. 140,000 20,374 21,187 15.13 3.99 Ashland

4,500 412 430 9.56 4.37 San Francisco..325,000 23,038 29,743 9.15 29.10 Chehalis

4,500 200 359 7.98 79.50 xSeattle. 175,000 19,304 22,830 13.05 18.27 Colton.

3,000 293 314 10.47 7.17

*Dayton (Wn.) Total or average.990,000 105,142 119,841 12.11

3,000 428 504 16.80 17.76 13.99 *Ellensburg.

4,000 339 388 9.70 14.46 xHollywood

3,000 468 572 19.07 22.22 Group 2. Population (25,000 to 100,000)

*La Grande.

4,500 757 833 18.51 10.04 * Marysville.

4,000 919 967 24.18 5.2: Bellingham 25,065 2,317 2,717 10.84

7.95 *Modesto.

3,700

500 626 16.92 25.20 Berkeley 30,000 3,780 4,615 15.38 22.09

Monterey

4,500 382 415 9.22 8.64 *Fresno 25,000 4,080 4,157 16.63 1.89 *xMt. Vernon.

4,500 322

325

7.22 0.93 Sacramento 37,500 4,642 5,094 13.58

9.74 *Oroville

4,500 559 618 13.73 10.56 xSan Diego 35,000 3,428 3,782 10.81 10.33 Red Blufr..

3,800 350 372 9.79 6.29 *San Jose 32,000 5,339 5,865 18.33

9.831 Redding.

4,250

458 485 11.41 5.90 Spokane. 75,000 11,092 11,602 15.47 4.591 Richmond.

3,500 375 442 12.63 17.87 Tacoma. 75,000 8,244 8,603 11.47 4.35 *Ritzville.

3,000 425 461 15.37 8.47 Total or average.334,565 43,122 46,435 13.88 7.68 *Roseburg.

3,500 525

567 16.20 8.00 Salinas

4,327 690 700 16.18 1.45 Group 3. (Population 10,000 to 25,000)

San Luis Obispo 4,605

695 823 17.87 18.42 San Mateo

4,000 511

585 14.62 14.48 Aberdeen 10,154 735 968 9.33 31.70 San Pedro

4,500 262 335 7.44 27.86 Alameda. 20,000 2,360 2,546 12.73 7.88 *Santa Clara.. 4,500 358

365

8.11 1.96 Astoria. 11,500 801 842 7.32 5.12 *xThe Dalles. 4,500 410 409

9.09 -0.24 Eureka 12,500 2,075 2,147 17.18 3.47 Ukiah :

3,000 296 315 10.50 6.42 xEverett. 20,000 2,029 2,049 10.25 0.99

xVentura

3,500 389 415 11.85 6.68 xLong Beach 20,000 904 906

4.53 0.22

*Woodland. *xPasadena

661 696 19.89 5.29 23,000

3,500 4,483 4,55 2 19.79 1.54 Reno

10,000 1,330 1,465 14.65 10.15 Total or average. 111,182 13,202 14,565 13.10 10.32 xRedlands

10,000 614 621 6.21 1.14 *xRiverside

11,500 2,001 2,130 18.52 6.45 x San Bernardino. 12,000

Group 6. (Population less than 3000) 1,004 1,063 8.86 5.88 Santa Barbara.. 12,200 1,442 1,496 12.26 3.74 *xAlhambra. 2,500 361 428 17.12 18.56 Santa Cruz 11,000 1,037 1,219 11.08 17.55 *XArcata

1,800 303 331 18.39 9.24 Santa Rosa 10,000 789 919 9.19 16.48' *Auburn.

2,300 379 381 16.57 .53 Stockton 22,000 3,434 3,597 16.35 4.75 *Colfax.

2,550 783 783 30.71 Vallejo.

10,000 772 802 8.02 3.89* Cottage Grove. 1.800 331 420 23.33 26.89 Walla Walla.... 21,000 2,185 2,264 10.78 3.62 *Ferndale

1,600 345 353 22.06

2.32 Total or average. 246,854 27,995 29,586 11.99 5.68

*Fullerton.

2,000 332 383 19.15 15.36 *Glendale

1,500

273 385 25.67 40.00 * Healdsburg

2,300 331 379 16.48 14.50 Group 4. (Population 5,000 to 10,000)

* Hood River.

2,000 621 656 32.80 5.64 Baker City..

*Lodi. . 7.000 993 983 14.04 -1.01

2,000 429 518 25.90 20.75 Bakersfield

Madera.

312 8,000

2.200

310 14.09

-.64 1,769

2.09

1,806 22.57 *Centralia

*Marslifield.

381 435 18.13
6,000

2,400
245
5.02

14.17 301

22.85 Chico

*Merced

453 495 19.80

2.500 8.000 802 840 10.50

9.27 4.74 *Eugene. 7,000

McMinnville

2.000 294 314 15.70 1,036 1,229 17.56 18.63

6.80 *Grants Pass

xOntario.

323

2,500 5,000

13.93

368 14.72 351 397 7.94 13.11 *Grass Valley.

*Orange. 6,000 331

2,500 331 387 15.48 375 6.25

16.92 13.29 • Hanford.

*Pomeroy.

2.800 300 5,000 932

309 11.04 3.00 977 19.54 4.83 Hoquiam.

380
8,000 458

2,135
*Portervile
514 6.43

406 19.02
12.23

6.84 xLewiston. 5,000

XPort Townsend. 799

2,000 469 884 17.68

491 24.55 4.69

10.64 Хара.

*Redwood City.. 2.500 266
655

308 12.32
6,500
693 10.66

15.78 6.80 **North Yakima.

* Santa Maria..

308 360 12.94 9.000

2.780 1,171

16.88 1,312 14.58 12.04 *Olympia. 7.300

*Selma.

2.000 391 428 21.40 951

9.46 1,102 14.69 15.88 *XOregon City 5,000 480

572 11.44

19.17
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2, 470

332

357 14.45 7.53 * Palo Alto. 8.500 823 882 10.38

7.17 *xl'plands.

1,015 335 424 41.78 26.57 Pendleton

6,000 878 905 15.08 3.08 Total or average. 54,150 9,365 10,409 19.22 11.15 *Petaluma.

5,500 796 828 15.05 4.02 Phoenix,

7,500 1,058 1,109 14.78 4.82 *Salem. 8.000 1,548 1,890 23.63 19.02

Summary San Rafael.

5,000 9.

937 19.94 8.25 x Santa Ana 8.000 813 990 12,38 17.44

Group 1

990,000 105.142 119,841 12.11 13.99 x Santa Monica.. 8,000 S07 966 12.08

19.70 Group 2

334,565 43,122 46,435 13.88 7.68 Tucson. 8,000 896 959 11.98 7.03. Group 3

216.834 27,995 29,586 11.99 3.68 Vancouver 5,208 752 883 16.95 17.42 Group 4

172.708 21,949 24,019 13.90 9.43 *Visalia.

5,000
963 19.26 1.80 Group 5

111,182 13.202 14.365 13.10 10.32 * Watsonville 5,000 668 662 13.24 -,90 Group 6

54,130 9,365 10,409 19.22 11.15 Total or average.172,708 21,949 24,019 13.90 9.431

Totals. 1,909,459 220,773 244,855 12.82 10.91 * Many suburban subscribers connected. xExchanges having dual system. -Loss.

The Wire Chiefs' Contest

[In the first lot of papers received from oughly, but also test it at different times durwire chiefs the one which seemed to possess ing the day until the cause of trouble is the most all-around merit was that written found. by D. W. Scott, wire chief at San Mateo, I also consider it my duty to watch for which is published below. The best of pa- any deficiency in the operating department pers received later will be published next and make any recommendations to the chief month. Mr. Scott confined himself to a dis- operator that I think necessary, for no matter cussion of methods to be followed under pres- how good the apparatus of your plant may ent rules, and his paper is full of good things. be, it is impossible to give good service unless The paper follows:

the proper discipline is maintained in the opIn writing this I merely take up the du- erating force, and as the wire chief is responties of the exchange I now handle as wire sible for the service of the plant he must see chief, as the plant of which I write has only that his operating force is as free from coma capacity of 600 lines and wire chief's du- plaint as the plant itself should be. ties differ so in different sizes of exchanges. After lunch if there is no emergency work

What I consider my first duty is to plan a to take up I inspect the work done by indaily system or routine of handling everything stallers the day before and look after any and carry it out every day unless some emer- other work that may have been called to my gency work makes a small change. The fol- attention. After finishing this I commence lowing routine I have found of great advan- my stock records and reports for that day tage to me:

and lay out work that should be done the On first entering my office in the morning following day. I take up a thorough testing of toll lines and Of course through the day at different then make a proper report. I next turn to times I am called upon to test trouble and my office apparatus, testing my cords, clear- other minor jobs, but find it does not interouts, generators, batteries, etc. I then take fere much with my daily routine. up the local trouble that has been reported A wire chief should also keep his men during the night and get the troubleman interested in their work at all times by exstarted after it and also at this plaining thoroughly all new specifications that time that my installers have the proper ma- are given, etc. If he wants them to do all terial and orders. I now find time to do any the work properly that is assigned to them work about the office that is necessary and and if they make some mistakes he should any improvements I wish to make and also explain to them and not censure too much for take up with the manager any recommenda- not knowing. tions I have to make and any orders he has Another big item a wire chief has to con

tend with is his store room, seeing that all A wire chief should never term a sub- material he has on hand is kept in the proper scriber a chronic kicker because he complains place, for in his store room he should have a of their service, for the reason that a line place for every article so that he can check is liable to have some trouble on it that will it any time without the least trouble. show O. K. at times and a remark of that Last but not least, he should work for his kind will make his troubleman more negli- company's interests in every respect and congent in his duties and inspections of the sub- sider the orders he receives from his superiors scriber's line. When a subscriber complains a help to him instead of thinking it is more several times I not only inspect his line thor- unnecessary work they have placed on him.

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The Cupid Corner starts well. Santa sne tendered her resignation, to take effect Cruz first to bat with a home run. Miss H. July 15th, 1907, the exchange had over M. Snedecor is to be married on August 7 twelve hundred subscribers. to Peter Robertson, and Santa Cruz ex- Miss Snedecor was well liked by all emchange sends in a business-like account of the ployees, and it was with regret that they romance, which The Pacific TELEPHONE received the sad news of ner resignation; but, MAGAZINE welcomes. The magazine ex- on the other hand, we take pleasure in antends heartiest congratulations to Mr. Robert- nouncing that she is to become, on August son, and congratulations just as hearty to 7th, 1907, the beloved wife of Peter Miss Snedecor, and wishes for them every Robertson. perfect joy. Here follows the story:

Mr. Robertson was formerly a lineman, Miss H. M. Snedecor, during the year of directly under the supervision of Miss Snede1893, became an operator at the Santa cor, afterwards being transferred to RedCruz office of The Pacific Telephone and wood City, to act in the capacity of manager, Telegraph Company, and on June 1st, 1895, and later on tendered his resignation to enshe was transferred from regular operator to gage in business for himself. the position of manager, which position she The Santa Cruz employees of The Paretained until May 20th, 1906. When cific Telephone and Telegraph Company Miss Snedecor at first became connected herewith extend to Mrs. and Mr. Peter Robwith the Santa Cruz office there were but ertson godspeed on their journey, and trust one hundred and fifty subscribers and when that they will be happy and prosperous.

The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company--

Operating Costs

Table showing operating cost-rank of exchanges of 300 subscribers or over, compiled from latest statistics, in most cases for June, 1907:

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