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Article Seventeen
"Telegraph Line to Dawson City"
Announced 04 December 1897

	Mr C R Hosmer, General Manager of both the Canadian Pacific Telegraph
	Company and the Postal Telegraph Company in the United States, and
	Vice President of the Commercial Cable Company, has arrived in San
	Francisco.  He is to meet with Mr John W Mackay.  Mr Hosmer, when 
	approached at the station, expressed his belief that a telegraph circuit
	would be constructed by next spring from Ashcroft on the Canadian
	Pacific Railway, via Quesnelle to Dawson City, a distance of 1,400 miles.

	The projected telegraph circuit would stretch along the same route that
	was surveyed and partly wired in 1866-1867 in an attempt to secure
	telegraphic communication around the world via Siberia but was
	abandoned when the success of the Trans-Atlantic Ocean submarine cable
	was announced.

	The new line is expected to cost between $500,000.00 and $600,000.00.  It
	will be built by the Dominion Government of Canada and operated by the
	Canadian Pacific Telegraph Company.  Telegraphic branches to Juneau
	and other United States centres is expected.

	[Dollar figures are in Canadian Funds - US Funds between $300,000 and

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