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"Telegraph To The Klondike"
Announced 16 January 1899
There is now every indication of a keen fight developing between the two rival telegraph companies negotiating for the construction of the telegraph circuit to the Klondike. The Canadian & British Columbian & Dawson City Telegraph Company, and the Northern Commercial Telegraph Company are now attacking each other's proposals and plans. Two letters have been received at Vancouver from the Honourable A.G. Blair, Minister of Railways and Canals, in which he states that the government is extremely anxious that the work shall be taken up by private enterprise and pushed forward as the need is most urgent communications be achieved in the Klondike.