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Reception at Sacramento.

were E. R. Lundius, District Plant On the evening of February twenty

Chief; F. J. MacGougan, Commercial

Manager; Thos. H. Elsom, City Plant third an entertainment was given by the

Chief; F. R. Bingham, Div. Cont. Agent; young ladies of the Sacramento Ex

A. F. Swenson, Traffic Agent; V. W. change. The new telephone building on

Russell, Suceeding E. R. Lundius; R. A. J Street was turned over to hundreds of

Hill, Chief Clerk Plant Dept.; L. F. guests who evinced great interest in the

Gehres, Recorder; G. M. Welty, District equipment and operation of the ex

Foreman ; Wm. Tretner, Draftman; Jas. change, the details of which were care

P. Welsh, Estimate man; L. W. McMulfully explained to all. The building was

len, City Foreman; J. C. Waterbury, a mass of beautiful decorations. A musical program given entirely by em

Equipment Foreman; C. P. Thayer,

Maxwell Office Wire Chief; R. E. ployees of the Company was rendered in

Kruger, Underground Foreman; Ed. the operators' retiring room. The entertainment was given for the purpose of

Rogers, Storekeeper and A. L. Cobb, raising funds for a library to be main

Equipment Foreman. tained at the exchange and over $600 was realized.

Meeting of Western Bell Club. The committees having the reception in charge were as follows: Reception- On the evening of February 2nd, 1909 J. A. Harrison, J. F. Lowrie. F. Jl. the Western Bell Club, Portland, Oregon Crosby, W. C. Hendricks, H. E. Mckee, Exchange, held its regular meeting and J. R. Davies, Mesdames K. Smith, M. election of officers in the Library at Main Blair, M. Shaver, Misses B. MacDonald, Office. L. Mitchell, G. King, M. McCoy, M. The following officers were elected: Walker and L. Adams. Arrangements

President, Miss Sarah Griffith ; vice-presMiss M. O'Connor, chairman; Miss F. ident, Mrs. Fannie Benson; secretary, McNamara, Miss G. King and Miss I. Miss Elsie Leaman; treasurer, Miss Renner. Entertainment-Miss L. Adams, Irene Ellis; supreme librarian, Miss chairman ; Miss M. Leffingwell, Miss M. Ethel Cawthorn. McCoy and Miss E. Leffingwell.

After the meeting a short program was The "Sacramento Union" in speaking rendered and several interesting games of the affair said:

played, then all members retired to the “The great outpouring of visitors at dining room to partake of the bountiful the telephone office was an unmistakable luncheon which had been prepared by testimonial of the popularity of The the Main Office members. Pacific Telephone Company, excellent The dining room and library were service that is given to its patrons, and tastefully decorated in Oregon grape, of the obliging patience with which the ferns, pussy willows, and W. B. C. penopcrators and employees in every depart- nants. The tables were decorated with ment serve the public of Sacramento.” smilax and red tulips, with red crepe

paper festoons suspended from the ceil

ing to the corners. Banquet to E. R. Lundius.

Every one of the seventy-five present A banquet was given January 14th, in thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. Therethe "Hall of The Doges,” by several of fore, we hope to have many more social the Telephone employees at Spokane Ex- sessions after our meetings, as they tend change in honor of District Plant Chief to increase friendship among the memE. R. Lundius who is leaving Spokane bers of the various exchanges, and also for Portland to take the position of City to incite interest in others to join the Plant Chief at that place. Those present club.

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Entertainment of Western Bell Club.

Opportunity. On the evening of January 28th the They do me wrong who say I come no Western Bell Club of Portland gave one of its popular entertainments and dances

When once I knock and fail to find you at Woodman Hall, East Sixth and Alder

in ; Streets. The program presented to an

For every day I stand outside your

door, extremely enthusiastic audience of over

And bid you wake, and rise to fight seven hundred and fifty friends of the

and win. club was as follows: 1. “The 'Top o'th' World”...

Wail not for precious chances passed ... The Crescent String Orchestra

away, 2. Song

..Carmena

Weep not for golden ages on the wane!
W. Zorn
J. Dennis

Each night I burn the records of the
S. Morgan C. Rockwell

day: L. Levack L. St. Thomas

At sunrise every soul is born again. 3. Violin Solo... .Ellen Ronning 4. "Burglars Alarm"

Laugh like a boy at splendors that have M. Schwarzman J. Ross

sped, E. Mathiot

D. Taylor

To vanished joys be blind and deaf and 5. "Whistlers"

Il'. Kruscheki

dumb; C. Eddy

My judgments seal the dead past with 6. Song

dead, F. Crockwell

But never bind a moment yet to come. 7. Piano Solo ... Miss Jackson

Though deep in mire wring not your 8. "Grand Old Occan"

hands and weep Tuxedo Male Quartette

I lend my arm to all who say "I can!" 9. Recitation.

No shamefaced outcast ever sank Mrs. Kiggins

deep Song-Selected

But yet might rise and be again a Miss Hubbard

man! II. Piano Duet. X. Ellis M. Kennedy

Dost thou behold thy lost youth all Practically all of the above selections

aghast ? were rendered by members of the club.

Dost reel from righteous retribution's The hall was gaily decorated with in

blow? numerable streamers of blue and white

Then turn from blotted archives of the (the club colors), festoons hanging from

past the ends and sides and caught up in the And find the future's pages white as center of the hall. Over one hundred and fifty blue bells were hung from the ceiling, which made a very appropriate Art thou a mourner? Rouse thee from and pretty decoration.

thy spell; One thousand tickets were sold, the Art thou a sinner? Sins may be foradmission being twenty-five cents.

The

given; proceeds of this entertainment are to be Each morning gives thee wings to flee devoted to the purchase of additional

from hell, volumes for the Blue Bell Library, which Each night a star to guide thy feet to already consists of over one thousand

heaven! volumes.

-WALTER MALONE.

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Feb. 1, 1909 Showing Relation between Bell

Telephones and Population in Exchanges of 300 or more Stations; also Per Cent of Growth since January 1, 1909

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Group No. 1. (Population over 100.000.)

XAnaheim

3.75 357 11.16 0.56 Aslland

470

467 10.38 -0.64 Los Angeles 32,160 32,748 14.89 0.89

xColton

409

409 13.63 xOakland 16,639 16,827

1.07

*Dayton (Wn.). 12.94

370

572 19.07 0.35 xFortland 22,098 22,286 13.92 0.83

*Grants Pass

508

517 12.93 1.77 San Francisco 48,533 49.329 15.13

735
xHollywood
1.64

743 21.77 1.09 xSeattle 24.268 21.504

8S3
xLa Grande
14.00 0.97

881

0.11

19.64 Spokane 14,521 14.702 11.70 1.23

*Marysville

1,013 1,011 26.03 -0.19 Total or average 158,519 160,396 14.72

Melford
1.18

458
463

1.09

12.19 *Molesto

911

927 23.05 1.76 Mont. rey

516

522 11.60 1.16 Group No 2 (Population 25,000 to 100 000)

*Oroville

787

800 17.78 1.64 Red Bluff

427

423 11.13 -0.94 xBellingham 2.753 2,778 11.08 0.91

Redding

572

576 13.35 0.70 Berkeley 5,586 5,602 18.87 1 36 Rihmond

119 519 13.69 *Fresno 4.586 4.595 18.38 0.20 *Ritzville

520 526

17.33 1.15 Sacramento 5.851 5,901 15.75 087 *Rose'urg

757 767 21.91 1.32 x San Diego 4,133 4.152 11.86 0.41 Salinas

761 771 17.82 0.92 *San Jose 6.259 6.250 19.53 -0.14 *San Luis Obispo 958 962

20.89 0.42 xTacona 8.590 8.730 11.64

1.63
San Mateo

984

993 21.98 1.52 Total or average 37,763 38,072 11.68 0.82 xSan Pedro

423 43) 9.56 1.18 *Santa Clara

372 311 8.24 ---0.27 x The Dalles

516
553 12.29

1.28 Group No. 3. (Population 10,000 to 25 000)

lkiah

356

338 11.93 0.56 x Ventua

157 4558 13.09 0.22 Aberdeen 1.172 1,196 11.78 2.05

* Woodland

849

862 21.63 1.53 Alameda 2,855 2.861 14.31 0.21

Total or average

17,423 17,548 16.06 0.72 Astoria

999 1.020 8.87 2.10 Eurelia 2 226 2 28 17.82 0.09

Group No. 6. (Population less than 3.000) xEverett

1.911 1,955 9.78 0.72 xLong Beach 1.186 1.286 6.43 8.43 x* Alhambra

539 550 22.07 2.04 x*Pasadena 4,606 4.670 20.30 1.09 x Arcata

39

3:3 18.28 Peno 2.006 2.028 20.28 1.10 * Auburn

417 19.43 0.68 x Riverside 2.132 215? 21.32 092 *Coalinga

292 322 21.47 10.27 Salem 2,166 2.168 18.07 0.09 *Colfax

864

881

25 17 1.97 xSan Bernardino. 1,230 1.39 10.33 0.73

*Cottage Grove

522 532 29.57 1.92 *Santa Barbara.. 1.590 1.617 13 23 1.70

Dinuba

319

318 21.20 -0.31 Santa Cruz 1.314 1.311 11 92 -0.23 Escondido

313

311

20.60 -0.64 Santa Rosa 1.099 1.133 11.33 4.04 *Ferndtle

352

350 21.88 --0.57 Stocliton 3,931 3.927 17.85 -0.18 x*Fullerton

455 437 22.85 0.44 Vallejo 875 890 8.90 1.71 x*Glendale

596 605 40.33 1.51 Walla Walla 2.722 2.738 13.01 0.59 G'angevil'e

341

3:5 24.33 7.04 Total or average 31,343 34,719 13.95 1.09 Haywards

333

326 21.74 -2.10 *Heslisburg

408 17.74 -0.49 Group No. 4. (Population 5,000 to 10.000)

Hollister

380 372 14.88 -2.11 *Iodi

718

721 36.05 0.42 Raler City 1.036 1,017 14.96 1.06 Madera

321 333

15.14 2.78 Bakersfield 2.114 2,119 26.49

0 24
*Merced

494

500 20.00 1.21 •Contralia

372
30 6.33 2.15
Miil Valley

311

310 20.67 --032 Chico

934
930 11.62 -0.43 Mt. Vernon

320 322 21.47 0.63 *Eugene 1,652 1,664 23.77 0.73

Me Minnville

404

382 19.10 -5.14 *Grass Valley 413 400 6.67 -0.74 Newberg

313

312 17.10 -0.29 *Hanford 1.083 1,085 21.70 0.18 xOntario

481

494 19.76 2.70 Hoquiam

662
669 8.36 1.06
*Orange

417

463 18.52 3.58 XI wiston 1.031 1,010 14.86 0.87 Paiouse

383 389 25.93 1.57 Moscow 352 33 6.42 0.28 *Pomerov

351

360 12.86 2.56 Хага 817 848 13 05 0.12 * Porterville

507 501 23.61 -0.59 *Noth Yakima. 1.616 1.6.1 18.34

2.17
X Port Townsend. 420 422

21.10 0.48 *Olympia 1.231 1,327 17.69 7.80 Pullman

478

490 21..50 2.51 X*0'egon City

815 820 16.40

0.61
*Redwood City

357

3.2 14.08. - 1.40 * Palo Alto 1,132 1,143 13.45 0.97

x*Santa Maria

431 465 16.73 7.89 Pendleton

949
957 15.95 0.81
*Silma

491
492 24.60

0.20 * Petaluma 983 988 17.96 0.30 Sprague

355 363 22.69 2.25 Phoenix 1.354 1.325 18.46 2.99 Soringfield

320 313 21.27 0.31 San Rafael

1.094 1,097
21.94 0.27
*Tulare

381 517 20.93 33.70 xSanta Ana 1.116 1.16 14.08 0.90 x*l'rlands

631

633 62.36 0.32 xSanta Monica

905
922 11.53 1.88

Total or average 15,436 15,746 21.78 2.00 Tucson

1.029 1.010 13.00 1.07 *Van ouver 1,123 1.129 21.66 0.45

Summary calia

1,034 1,047 20.94 -0.66 *Watsonville

7.2
739 14.78 -1.73 Group No. 1.

158.519 160.396 14.72 1.18 Total or average 25,611 25,905 15.49 1.03 Group No. 2

37.763 38.072 11.68 0.82 Group NO. 3.

31.313 34.719 13.95 1.09 Group No. 5. (Population 3,000 to 5,000) Group No. 4.

23,611

25,905 15.49 1.03 Group Vo. 5.

17,423 17.548 16.06 0.72 Albany

756
723 16.11 -1.50 Groun No. 6,

15,436 15.746 21.78

2.00 Anacortes 506 516 11.47 1.98 TOTALS

289,125 292.386 13.02 1.13 Lachaliges having dual system. *Many suburban subscribers connected.

Loss.

410

COLLECTION RATING

Percentage of money outstanding at the end of January, 1909, to the total amount of the bills rendered subscribers for the month, and percentage of number of unpaid accounts at the end of January to the number of accounts.

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16 Tacoma

Northern Division. Port Townsend. 15 20 San Luis Obispo 3

Pullman
10 31 San Pedro

8 Aberdeen

3 11
Ritzville
0 1 Santa Ana

1 Albany

10 43
Roseburg

7 11 Santa Barbara.. 16 Anacortes

12
15
Salem

32 Santa Maria ... 14 Ashland

4 6
Seattle

6 13 Santa Monica... 14 Astoria

0 0
Spokane
8 29 Upland

10 Baker City

6 8
Sprague
3 10 Ventura

4 Bellingham

6 14
Springfield

30 61
Centralia
11

7 9

Central Division.
Colfax

8
20 The Dalles

15 41
Cottage Grove.. 8
23 Vancouver
4 8 Alameda

10 Dayton

14 16
Walla Walla

3 6
Arcaca

3
Eugene
4 19

Auburn
Everett
7 18

Perkeley
Southern Division.

10 Grangeville

Chico Grants Pass. .12 39 Alhambra

7 9 Dinuba Hoquiam 4 26 Anaheim

6 9 Eureka La Grande. 2 2 Bakersfield 6 11 Ferndale

2 Lewiston 5 8 Colton

21

40 Fresno McMinnville 19 32 Escondido

3 4 Grass Valley. 8 Medford 3 3 Fullerton

12

15 Hanford Moscow 16 26 Glendale

5 10 Haywards Mt. Vernon 23 72 Hollywood

0 Healdsburg Newberg 5 8 Long Beach 12

26 Hollister

7 North Yakima.. 8 10 Los Angeles.. 8 19 Lodi

4
Olympia
4 9 Ontario

18
31 Madera

12
Oregon City
4 3 Orange

3
3 Marysville

20
Palouse
7 46 Pasadena

4

15 Merced
Pendleton
9 14 Riverside

7
11 Mill Valley

20
Pomeroy
5 18 San Bernardino. 9

12 Modesto

8 Portland 5 12 San Diego

8 2 Monterey

15

3 Napa

2 6 11 Oakland

14 20 2 Oroville

3 9 24 Palo Alto

5 34 Petaluma

8 11 22 Porterville

3 3 14 Red Bluff 4 Redding

10 Redwood

19 42 Reno

11 13 Richinond

18 20 15 Sacramento

10 28 3 Salinas

9 12 9 San Francisco.. 25 30 11 San Jose

9 12 7 San Mateo 22 San Rafael

12 16 11 Santa Cruz

4 6 3 Santa Rosa

9 8 30 Selma

14 32 18 Stockton

9 12 29 Tulare

8 6 17 Ukiah

9 22 20 Valleio

8 11 12 Visalia

19 21 13 Watsonville

6 15 Woodland

1 24

7 Summary of Divisions. 31 Northern

6.7 15.7 22 Southern

7.7 16.3 31 Central

15.0 23.6

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Number of places connected

in February, 1909

1,695

OUR AIM

To furnish Reliable and Prompt Telephone Service.

To deal Courteously with everybody.

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