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Mr WJ Camp, electrical engineer for Canadian Pacific Railway's Telegraph Department, stated some interesting facts regarding the method of maintaining uniform time along the company's system. In a paper prepared for the recent Atlantic City convention of Railway Telegraph Superintendents entitled 'Standard Time,' Mr Camp noted that every day at the noon hour, standard time is transmitted from the headquarters at Montreal and this time is regularly forwarded by cable to Fanning Island and other islands in the Pacific Ocean and to Bermuda, Jamaica, and the Azores in the Atlantic. The master clock is located at McGill Observatory. The company maintains a time service department which keeps a close account of the stocks and all employees are required to carry standard watches. At Montreal there are eighty-one clocks on five circuits controlled by one master clock. These circuits obtain current from a small storage battery.