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Article Fifty-Six - Announced: 25 September 1901
Yukon Telegraph Circuit Completed

	The All-Canadian Government Telegraph Company circuit stretching from
	Vancouver to Dawson in the Yukon, was completed yesterday,
	September 24, 1901!

	The first dispatch transmitted was a message of utmost congratulations
	from Governor Ross, who was in Vancouver at this time.

	The line circuit is 2,200 miles in length and part of the route was that
	adopted for the Collins Overland Telegraph Route in 1865.

	As a result of this telegraph circuit, it has become necessary to change
	the cable and telegraph rates charged.  Heretofore, the rates were $4.00
	for a minimum of ten words.  The future rate is to be 40 cents per word.
	The rate charged to the press, heretofore was $3.00 for 100 words, has
	been revised to $1.00 per 100 words.  It is expected that business between
	and along this circuit will increase tenfold as a result of this generous
	rate change.

	On another important note, the Canadian Pacific Railway's All-Red Route
	is expected to be offically operational early next year. 

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