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 VICTORIA AND ESQUIMALT
Telephone Company
(LlMITED.)
 
RULES, REGULATIONS, STATIONS, ETC.
FOR THE GUIDANCE OF SUBSCRIBERS.
 CENTRAL  OFFICE:
WELLS,  FARGO &  OO'S BLOCK, TROUNCE  STREET,
VICTORIA,   B.C. THE LIBRARY
the University of
british columbia VICTORIA AND ESQUIMALT
Telephone Company
(LIMITED)
 RULES, REGULATIONS, STATIONS, ETC.
FOR THE CUIDANCE OF SUBSCRIBERS.
CENTRAL OFFICE:
WELLS, FARGO & CO*S BLOCK, TROUNCE STREET,
VICTORIA,   B.C. (2)
J. H. INNES, President.       K. B. McMICKING, Manager.       E. C. BAKER, Secretary.
VICTORIA AND ESQUIMALT HEAD  OFFICE:
TROUNCE STREET,   -   -   VICTORIA, B. C.
Incorporated  by Act of Provincial   Legislature,  and   Licensed
under Patents held  by the Bell Telepone Co.
of Canada.
Mmtm:
JAMES H. TNNES, EOBEBT P. EITHET,
ALEX. A. GEEEN, EDWAED A. McQUADE,
Capt. J. D. WAEEEN.
Eeceives orders from occupants of Houses, Stores, etc., in the City for
its apparatus, which is connected by wire with the Central Office. Supplies
Telephones, and all necessary instruments for use on private lines.
Undertakes the construction of Pbivate Lines, and their equipment,
and transacts a general Telephone and Electric business.
Elbotbic Bells, Bukglak Alaems, Annttnciatoes, etc., furnished and
put in.    Agents for the Electeio Light.
Special attention paid to City Messenger Service. FOR	
Cheap and Quick Communication by Direct Speech,
TIME AND DISTANCE OVERCOME.
The speaking Telephone has now attained to such simplicity and cheapness as to render it universally available
for public, private, social or business communications. It
is perfectly clear, and always ready to provide instantaneous
comm unication.
No skill is required by the users except to speak plainly,
and listen attentively. The instrument is neat, and an ornament to any room or office.
The telephone conveys the quality of the voice, so that
the person speaking can be recognized at the other end of
the line. It transmits all languages with equal facility, and
as fast as the person speaking would ordinarily converse.
It enables the manufacturer to talk with his factory Supt.,
the main office with the branch offices, the house with the
stoi e, the country residence with the stables or any part of
the grounds, the mouth of the mine with its remotest workings, or in short, any given point with any other point,
although many miles apart. (4)
CHARLES HAYWARD,
_J    Corner Broughton and Langley Sts., Victoria,  B. C.
(LATE HAYWARD & JENKINSON.)
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TELEPHONE   C^IiXiS:
Eaotory,  No. 48.
Uesidenoe,  3NTo. 48.
HENRY SAUNDERS,
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JOHNSON  ST., VICTORIA,
And at ESQUIMALT,
BRITISH  COLUMBIA.
TELEPHONE   CALLS, No.  21  <Sc 28.
Orders "by Telephone Solicited and Executed
"with Dispatch. (5)
s "Blahe" TiMiffittttf.
The telephone already described does not need any
battery to operate it, and m ordinary cases answers every
purpose; but for easy and rapid communication in noisy
places, or over long lines, a more powerful form of telephone
known as the "Blake" transmitter should be used. This
instrument can be used only as a transmitter, and requires a
telephone to receive with. Combined, they are the most
complete and perfect set of instruments that can be used for
telephonic communication.
The "Victoria and Esquimalt Telephone Company,"
are placing in operation a District Telephone Service in this
city, using for that purpose the "Bell" telephone and the
" Blake" transmitter.
The lines will connect offices, private residences, courts,
law offices, banks, doctors, druggists, wholesale and retail
stoTes, public buildings, hospitals, steamboat offices, police
stations, livery stables, fire halls, etc., with the central
office, in such a manner that a subscriber may communicate
with these or other places on the lines, or converse with any
person who may from time to time become a subscriber.
The central office can, at a moment's notice, connect one
subscriber with another; subscribers can thus communicate
with the family physician; speak direct with a grocer to order
groceries; a market to order meat, fish, etc., order cabs,
hacks, etc., without leaving the house. ROCK BAY SAW MILL
Wm. P. Sayward, Proprietor.
Manufacturer and Dealer in Island Lumber and Spars
KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A WELL-SELECTED STOCK OF
ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER, WINDOWS,
DOORS,   MOULDINGS,   ETC.
O^Orders by Mail or Telephone promptly attended to.
TEEEJPHONE   fiATJ,,  No.   25.
SADDLERY  DEPOT.
FBEID'K   IsrOR/P6IS,
IMPORTER AND
TRUNKS,
Government St.
Near Johnson,
lOJnjFACTURER OF
MfliiiQdl
VALISES, Etc.
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BRITISH COLUMBIA.
A. J. LANGLEY.
(Established   in  1SS8.)
II. L. JONES.
LANGLEY & CO.
Wholesale and Retail
Dragnets
YATES STREET,.
a^^SSs
AND DISPENSING
Chemists
VICTORIA, b. c.
Telephone Call No. 38.
Physicians' Prescriptions and Family Receipts accurately Dispensed. (')
Messenger Service.
Messengers are in constant attendance at the central
office, and can be summoned by telephone to do service in
any part of the city for a low charge, from 9 a,m to 6 p.m.
[See tariff.]
They are polite, efficient, reliable, thoroughly drilled in
their duties, and competent to perform any reasonable
service.
They will be found especially useful, and will commend
themselves in the delivery of notes, invitations, circulars,
light parcels, etc., in the city; in accompanying small
children to or from school, or elsewhere, in inclement
weather; in escorting ladies through the city after nightfall;
in directing strangers to the city to any given point within
its limits, or in performing any similar service for which a
sprightly, intelligent youth can so frequently be used to
advantage.
TEEMS.
No charge for attending calls ordering hack, coal, police
or announcing fire. Messengers, when used for other purposes, 10 cts. for fifteen minutes or less, aDd after, the rate
of 15 cts. per half hour, when required for a longer time
than fifteen minutes. Special contracts made for the delivery
of invitations, circulars, etc., and for mail delivery.
Signals: The Company furnish two classes of signals,
(as circumstances demand), each being operated in a manner
peculiar to itself. No. lor "magneto" signal is a large
wooden box, with two bells, a crank, and press button. (8;
GARESCHE, GREEN & COMPANY,
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GOVERNMENT  STREET,
VICTORIA, B. C.
Deposits received in Gold, Silver and U. S. Currency.    Interest
paid on the same on time deposits.
Gold Dust and TJ. S. Currency purchased at Highest Market Bates
Sight Drafts and Telegraph Transfers on
SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK AND CANADA.
Exchange on London available in all parts of Europe, England,
Ireland and Scotland.
Letters of Credit issued on the principal cities of the United
States, Canada and Europe.
AGENTS FOB WELLS, FARGO & CO.
Telephone Call, Residence: No. 7.
H. F. HEISTERMAN  & CO.
Real Estate  and Insurance Agents, Conveyancers,   &c.
AGENTS   FOR.
Real Estate and House Property in the
City and Country.
FOE THE Phenix Fire Insurance Co., of Brooklyn, N. T.
" Travellers Life and Accident Insurance Co., of Hartford.
Firemen's Fund (Marine) Insurance Co., of  San Francisco and
"Washington Territory.
Mutual Life Insurance Co., of New York.
Telephone Call, 55.
Residence, 68. (9)
No. 2 or " electric" signal is a small iron box, with one
bell, and lever.
To signal with No. 1: Turn the crank briskly several
times while pressing the button at bottom or side (they
vary in construction). The bells will ring when you signal,
and also when you receive a reply.
To signal with No. 2: Draw the lever down until it
covers the word " Telephone," let go suddenly and the lever
will return to its normal position, registering your number
at the central office in its transit. Be careful not to impede
or hasten its return after having once let go. Its backward
motion must be regular. "Unlike No. 1 method, your bell
will not sound when you make a signal, but can only be
acted upon by the operator at the central office, who will
ring it in reply.
Calls received are answered by you in a similar manner.
In either case after making a call, leave the telephone
on its hook until your bell is sounded in reply.
Except where two or more offices are on the same line,
all signals are made to, and received from the central
office.
If you wish to speak with another office, make a signal,
and inform the central office of the number desired; then:
Keep the telephone to the ear, hard against the ear, while
you are being switched on, until the number asked for is
heard to speak.
In every instance after a signal has been exchanged the
central office attendant is the first to speak.
When you desire to cease conversing so intimate before
hanging up your telephone.
Always hang the telephone on its hook when done.
Tour bell cannot be sounded while your telephone is off its
hook. 10)
.
REAL ESTATE AND COMMISSION AGENT,
Conveyancer and Notary Public.
{ASTER   MARINER   AND MARINE   SURVEYOR
SBCEBTAET    TO    THE
Board of Pilot Commissioners,
Board of Trade.
Howe Mining Co., Limited.
Art Union of London.
Victoria-Esquimalt Telephone Company.
Office on Langley St., First Floor Fardon's Building
Office Hours:   Nine a.m. to six p.m.
Telephone Call, 37.
Residence, 8.
|W. R. CLARKE,
MASTER MARINER, AUCTIONEER, PORT WARDEN
AND
HARBOB     MASTER.
OPPIOE,   "y.A.T'IE©    STREET.
(Between Langley and Wharf.)
Telephone Call, 18.
Residence, 33.
. Ml—I (11)
One signal should get a reply; if not, wait one minute
and call again; failing a reply after the second signal, it is
fair to assume that the line is interrupted, and the central
office should be notified promptly.
*  When you hear the bell ring go quickly, if possible, and
reply.
Do not allow any tricks or tampering with the instruments.
Profanity or vulgarity over the wires is prohibited.
When using the telephone alone, speak into it with
mouth near but lips not touching it, and listen with it pressed
firmly against the ear, well back, so that the rim of the ear
is caught in the bell of the telephone. Beginners usually
place it too lightly against the ear and too far forward; a
little practice will regulate the movement.
When using the transmitter in conjunction with the
telephone, keep the telephone constantly at the ear, and
speak with the mouth about six inches distant from the
transmitter. Let the voice be natural and not too loud. If
too loud a tone is sent into the transmitter it will produce a
rattle or confused sound—audible, but unintelligible alike to
speaker and spoken. This should cause the tone to be
moderated.
Tubscribers will confer a favor by promptly reporting
to the Manager any trouble with their instruments, delays,
or any apparant inattention or incivility on the part of the
employees of the Exchange
Non-subscribers can, for a moderate charge, (see page 12)
have the privilege of conversing from the central office with
any office in the system.
The central office is open at all hours, both day and
night. (12)
VICTORIA AND ESQUIMALT
TELEPHONE CO.
(LIMITED.)
LICENSES UNDER kill GRAHAM BELL'S PATENTS,   iVrj
CENTRAL OFFICE:
TROUNCE ST. VICTORIA, B.C.
rr^.iR.i^1^1:
Hand Telephones per Month, in Advance, for
Stations Within A Mile of Central Office,
One.
Two.
 $3 00 I Three $ 7 50
     5 00 I Four      10 00
When Transmitter is attached, extra on each, $1.00.
For Transmission of messages of Non-Subscribers:
For every Message to or from Esquimalt not exceeding 25 words 25 cts
For every additional ten words   5 cts
For every Message not exceeding 25 words transmitted from Central
Office or between the various stations in the City 10 cts
For every additional 15 words    5 cts
Delivery of Messages:
For every Message to any place within half a mile of the Central
Office, Victoria       10 cents
do do do     1 mile 20    "
do do do     1% miles 30    "
do do de     2 miles 50    "
For Delivery in Esquimalt (i.e. Town proper)     12% "
The free use of the Esquimalt Line is included in monthly rental of
subscribers; but messages over said line between subscribers and non-subscribers, if on the business of the latter, will be charged for at the foregoing
rates.
All Messages by non-subscribers must be prepaid.
J"^" Subscribers are cautioned against allowing their Telephones to be
used by persons who are not subscribers, as it is against the rules of the
Company. (13)
It will be the endeavor of the Company to offer such
facilities as will conduce to the establishing of a system
of Telephone Fire Alarm in connection with the central
office system of telephone, and having direct communication with one or more of the Fire Halls, and the Water
Works, in such a manner as that in the event of a fire in any
part of the city, the central office will be notified from the
office of the nearest subscriber, and instantly the office
attendant will strike the number of the office giving the information, on the large fire bell, repeating it as often as may
"be considered necessary to give full information.
The water works will also be notified of the existence of
a fire, that the supply of water may not only not be shut off,
but if needs be, further increased.
Such a system has been found to work beneficially in
other cities in curtailing the loss of life, in some instances,
in the ratio of over 100 per cent., and should commend itself
specially to the attention of insurance companies and others
in this city.
Hear the testimony of some of those who have tested
the efficiency of an electric fire alarm:—
Montreal.
As the simplest illustration of the great value of the electric fire alarm,
we have the fires and loss for a fair average year, before and since its introduction :
Before, 85 fires $140,088 loss.
Since, 99 fires     35,428 loss.
A. Bebtbam,    C.E.F.D.
Teot, N. Y. .
The fire alarm telegraphhas been in successful operation in our city for
the past six years.    It has ever been a reliable safeguard over the fives and
property of our citizens.
Kiohaed F. HALI/,
Fire Commissioner and Chairman of committee on Fire Alarm Telegraph. (i*:
THOMAS SHOTBOLT,
CHEMIST & DRUGGIST
IMPOETEE of
Patent Medicines, Perfumery, Brushes, Sponges, &c.
JOHNSON   STREET, VICTORIA.
Telephone Call, No. 56.
| QTTIEIEIISPS   Zk^AIRIKIIET,
1 GOODACRE & DOOLEY,
I       J WHDL1SAL1 AID BRAIL BUTGDBS.
PUB.VEYOKS BY  APPOINTMENT TO
I j   HER MAJESTY'S  ROYAL  NAVY.
Shipping Supplied at Lowest Hates.
ORDERS BY TELEPHONE  SOLICITED.
Office Call, No. 32. Residence, No 84. (Iff)
Cambbidge, Mass.
I esteem the telegraph (fire-alarm) as having been the means, on several
occasions since its introduction in 1869, of saving millions of dollars' worth
of property; for by its ready summoms the department has been enabled to
make quick responses and hence satisfactory performances at fires. It is an
adjunct which no fire department in a large city or town should be without.
P. N. Eaymond,
Chief Engineer.
We consider it a great saving of expense
E. M. Eiohabdson,
Mayor of Portland, Me.
In my opinion there has been no expenditure by our city that has given
such universal satisfaction.
Jacob M. Lewis,
Mayor of Lynn, Mass.
In this city we would much prefer to have four steamers with the telegraph than eight steamers without it, and the same will hold good in any
city. Jas. H. McQuade,
Chief Albany Fire Department.
The fire alarm telegraph, which was introduced a little more than a
year ago, has so won its way to popular favor, that few citizens would willingly be without the protection it affords.
(From the inaugural of Mayor Farson)
Chelsea, Mass.
The telephone has long since ceased to be regarded as
an ingenious toy, and its usefulness is now made manifest in
almost all countries and among all classes.
That sceptics are still to be found among those who
refuse to understand or from concealed motives systematically decry its claims to success, is equally true; yet the
fact remains that any person of ordinary perceptive ability,
found willing, can, and does converse with as much ease and
facility as if personally present. Several causes may intervene to detract from the satisfactory results otherwise obtainable, such as are always to be found either in the construction of the line or in the manner in which it is being
operated.
To exhibit fully the capabilities of the instrument, the
circuit must be perfect,  and be operated  appreciatively. (1«)
T. N. HIBBEN & CO.
(ESTABHSEE    I2iT   1SS8.)
We have not left a stone unturned -to have formed connections with
the best and cheapest markets, avoiding all possible importations from factors
or jobbers, relying upon orders filled directly •from the publishing houses and
paper manufactories.
This enables us to fill definite orders for books at publishers' prices,
with absolute transportation charges only added.
Paper of the various grades in unbroken packages of five quires and
upwards, and other classes of stationery in their original packages, will be
sold at lower prices than ever before offered in this market. Similar assertions are too often written and disbelieved, bnt we are ready at our post of
business to prove it.
The general miscellaneous stock in keeping with our line of business, is
also carefully looked after, as well as the modern novelties, constantly added
to please fastidious tastes.
T. N. HIBBEN & CO.
J. P. DA VIES & CO.,
AUCTIONEERS AND COMMISSION MEECHMTS,
"Wharf Street,  "Victoria.
LIBERAL ADVANCES MADE ON
CONSIGNMENTS.
Telephone   Call   XTo.   ©_ (17)
One loose joint, a slack screw; a faulty connection, a defective earth wire or an inapt and apprehensive operator, are
sufficient, individually, to create in the inexperienced, a
feeling of doubt akin to scepticism. Inasmuch, however,
as the capabilities of the telephone and its auxiliaries are
no longer on trial, a failure in the line to communicate satisfactorily, should be made known to the proper authorities,
who, observing the effect, will be able fully to determine the
cause.
IPilllFjia1!!  lain H Ik
In addition to the lines of the central office system
(which includce the Water Works, at Beaver Lake, H.M.
Naval Yard, Esquimalt, Hudson Bay Co., Esquimalt, and
he Dry Dock), there are private lines in operation under
license from the company, viz.:—
Tale, 26 instruments; Metlekathlah, 2 instruments*
Victoria 2        " New Westminster 4       "
And connection with the Naval Hospital is anticipated.
TBI ELlCfllG flllMOMIfli,
Used in connection with an annunciator or a separate
bell. The thermometer being set at a certain degree rises
the moment the temperature in the room or compartment is
raised, and thereby the mercury coming in contact with the
wire above, closes the electric circuit and causes an alarm
to be sounded before the fire has gained any considerable
headway. A powerful gong may be placed outside to notify
police or watchmen.
No warehouse, bote1, factory, vessel or steamer .-hould
be without this safeguard. It is invaluable as a protection
against the over-heating of goods when closely stored either
on land or at sea. (13)
I
WELCB, BITBET & CO.,
COMMISSION    MERCBLAJNTTS,
SHIP AND INSURANCE AGENTS.
Imperial Insurance Company.
Maritime Marine Insurance Company.
Beliance Marine Insurance Company.
New Zealand Marine Insurance Company.
(Carrying H.M. Mails.)
Moodyville Saw Mill Co., Limited, Burrard Inlet
Advances made on consignments of produce to our friends in England,
Australia, China, South America, Canada and United States.
Indents for merchandise executed on favorable terms.
Telephone Calls:   Office, No. 4.
Wharf, No. 13.
Residence, No. 24
C. Strouss & Co.,
<3-erD.e:ra,l    Ifc^ezclxsurLcLIse.
COMMERCIAL ROW, WHARF STREET, VICTORIA, B.C., AND
NO. 70 QUEEN STREET, CHEAPSIOE, LONDON.
KEEP   CONSTANTLY   ON   HAND
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English, American and Canadian Drj Hoods, Clothing, Blankets, Hosiery, k
SHIPMENTS RECEIVED BY EVERY STEAMER.
Telephone Calls: Store, No. 17. Eesidence, Nos. 12 & 76. (19)
LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS.
Station. Name. Location.
1 Police Station, Bastion street.
2 Van Volkenburgh & Co., cor. Tates & Government sts.
3 Marvin, Edgar, cor. Bastion and "Wharf streets.
4 Welch, Rithet & Co., "Wharf, St., bet. Bastion & Fort.
5 Earle, Thomas, Wharf St., North end.
6 Davies, J. P. & Co., Wharf st, bet. Yates and Bastion.
7 Green, A. A., res. Bird-cage Walk.
■8 Baker, E. C, res. Laurel Point.
9 ATTORNEY-GENERALS office, Govt. Buildings.
11 Colonist Ed. Booms, Gov. St., bet. Yates & Bastiou.
12 Cameron Charles, opp. South end Bird-cage Walk.
13 Central Coal Yard & Wharf, Wharf St., foot Johnson.
14 Occidental Hotel, Wharf St., near Johnson.
15 Marvin, E. B., Wharf St., bet. Yates and Bastion.
16 McMicking, R. B., Pandora street.
17 Sfcrouss, C. & Co., Wharf St., bet. Bastion and Fort.
18 Clark, W. R., Yates St., bet. Wharf and Langley.
19 Davie & Pooley, Langley St., bet. Yates and Bastion.
21 ESQUIMALT   OFFICE, Esquimalt Town.
21J Graving Dock, Esquimalt, Constance Cove.
21|- Miller, Joseph, Esquimalt Town.
22 Hibben, T. N. & Co., Government St., opp. Bastion.
23 Holmes & Dudgeon, Fort St., bet. Doug. & Blanchard.
24 Rithet, R. P., res. Humboldt street.
25 Sayward, W. P., Rock Bay.
26 GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Carey Castle.
27 H. J. Hartnell, Yates street, east of Cook.
28 Saunders, Henry, Johnson St., cor. Oriental alley.
29 Driard House, View St., bet. Douglas and Broad. (20)
31 Spratt, Joseph, Store St., Albion Iron Works.
32 Goodacre & Dooley, cor. Government and Johnson sts.
33 Clarke, W. R., res. Quadra St., corner Chatham.
34 Goodacre, L., res. Pandora St., bet: Blanch. & Amelia.
35 Bank of British  Columbia, corvGovt. and Bastion sts.
36 Drake & Jackson, cor. Bastion and Langley sts.
37 Baker, E. C., office cor. Langley and Yates streets.
38 Langley & Co., Yates st., bet. Langley and Wharf.
39 Starr, L M., cor. Menzies street, James Bay.
41 McQuade, P. & Sons, Wharf st., bet. Yates & Bastion.
42 McQuade, P., res. cor. Douglas and Humboldt sts.
43 SUPREME COURT, Government Buildings.
44 Higgins, D. W., res., Pandora st., bet. Blanch. & Quad-
45 Pollard William, Langley St., bet. Yates and Bastion.
46 Hayward, C, cor Langley and Kane streets.
47 Hudson Bay Co., Wharf street, opp. Bastion.
48 Hayward C, res. Vancouver street.
49 Davie, Theo., cor. Langley and Fort streets.
51 Neufelder, E. C, res. Fort st., bet. Vancouver & Cook.
52 Neuf elder & Ross, Govt, st., bet. Yates and Johnson.
53 McQuade, L.G., res. Humboldt st., bet.Govt. & Doug.
54 Nicholson, Thomas, cor. Johnson and Douglas sts.
55 Heisterman & Co., Langley st., bet. Yates and Bastion.
56 Shotbolt Thomas, Johnson st., bet. Govt, and Wharf.
57 Fellows & Prior, Govt., bet. Yates and Johnson.
58 Prior, E. G., res. Church Hill.
59 Matthews, Richards & Tye, Yates st., bet. Gov. and Whf.
61 Wilson, H. C, Govt, street, bet. Fort and Kane.
62 REGISTRAR-GENERAL'S office. Govt. Buildings.
63 Griffiths, J. W., res. Pandora street.
64 Clements, Wm., res. Pandora street.
65 Johnson, Edwin, res. James Bay.
66 Johnson, Edwin, cor. Government and Bastion sts.
67 Goodhue, J. P., res. Govt, st., North of Rock Bay.
68 Heisterman, H. F., res. Douglas street.
69 Heathorn, Wm., res. Rock Bay Tannery.
70 Heathorn, Wm., Govt, street, bet. Yates and Bastion. (21)
71 H.M. NAVAL YARD, Esquimalt.
72 Adams, Mrs. M., Douglas st., bet. Yates and View.
73 Marvin, Edgar, res. McClure street.
74 Johnson, E. M., Bastion st., bet. Gov. and Langley.
-75 CITY HALL, coi. Douglas and Pandora sts.
76 Anderson, J. R., res. James Bay.
77 Warren, J. D., res. James Bay.
78 Earle, Thomas, res. Fort street
79 Nesbitt <fe Co., cor. Yates and Broad streets.
80 White House, Government st., bet. Yates and Fort.
81 Mrs Nesbitt, res. Erin Hall, Fort street.
82 HeywOod, Joseph, residence Fort street.
83 Thompson R B., dentist, Government street.
84 Shears & Partridge, London House, Government st.
85 Morison, George, druggist, Government street.
86 Langley Mrs., cor. Broughton and Langley sts.
87 Bowman, W.G., livery stables, Broad street. -.
88 Ofner, A., grocer, Government street.
89 Ofner, A , residence Pandora street.
91 Hudson Bay Company, Esquimalt.
91J Leech, P J., Esquimalt.
92 Pollard William, Burnside road.
93 CITY WATER WORKS, Beaver Lake.
94 Fell & Co., Fort street,
95 Union Hook and Ladder Fire Hall.
96 Deluge Fire Hall.
97 Tiger Fire HalL
98 fdcr '*Jo
99 H/raLL 'e-UsvCjuy
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(For signalling purposes the city is divided into four Districts, When
an interruption occurs to the signal wire of any of these, ail offices in that
district are " cut off, " i. e., prevented from calling until the obstruction is
removed, but during the time the Central .Office is able to call the offices on
said district, and conversation can be carried on as usual.) (22 )
ENCOURAGE HOME INDUSTRY.
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Government St. Victoria, B. C.
(NEXT WELLS, FARGO & CO.)
ONLY   WHITE   LABOR  EMPLOYED.
OCCIDENTAL   HOTEL
WHARF STREET. VICTORIA. IG.
OPPOSITE   WHARF   OF
IS Steamers, Sound and Fraser River Steamers.
Board and Lodging $1 per day. \
Wm. Jensen, Proprietor.
Telephone Call No. 14. {23)
We are periecting Arrangements and will soon
be prepared to furnish.
Electric Light Machines, Lamps, Regulators, Etc,
Of the latest and most approved Styles of European and
American Manufacture.
The electric light, on account of its great brilliancy and
penetration, is likely soon to supercede all other methods
for lighting up large areas.
(Extkact.)—""Within a short time past, a very extended application of
electricity to illuminating purposes has been made, both on this continent
and abroad, and just now public interest in this matter is very much excited*
It was a long time after the discovery that the electric current was capable
of producing a brilliant light, 'ere the thought was seriously entertained of
putting this agency to practical use as a light-producing power. But the
introduction of magneto-electric machines gave a solution of the great problem, and to-day this application of electricity is much more clearly defined.
Whether the further introduction of electricity for domestic purposes of
lighting will realize the expectations of many who are at present studying
the subject, remains yet to be seen. The economical side of the problem is
still a debatable subject, and one also of very general interest; so that it is
not at all surprising, considering what has already been accomplished, that
the public gives easy credence to many extravagant statements made with
regard to it.
" How much ground there may be for the anticipations of success
which are so sanguinely indulged in by friends and promoters of the new
light, it would be difficult to say."
A great deal has been written of late about the substitution, of the electric light for gas, and from the remarks we
frequently hear on this subject it would appear that no small
portion of the popular mind inclines to the belief that the
realization of this event on an extended scale is not far distant. It should, however, be remembered that the great
advantage of the electric light, so far at least as economy is
concerned, can be obtained in the highest degree only where
a large quantity of light is wanted, and that the circumstances (24)
NEUFELDER & ROSS.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN GROCERIES.
PRICES'   CREAM   BAKING   POWDER.
Government St., corner Johnson, Victoria,
Telephone Call, No. 52. Residence, 51
LIVERY   AND   SALE   STABLES.
Broad Street, between Yates and Fort, Victoria.
(Opposite Trounce Alley.,)
Horses, Carriages,  Buggies and "Wagons
TO HIRE ON REASONABLE TERMS-
Farlieuisr? Attention Paid tt Boarding Morses.
Telephone Call, No. 87.
IMPOETEE  OF
ABUGULVUBAL IIM III Blfflil COLUMBIA,
VICTORIA.
Telephone Calls:   Store, No. 3. Eesidence, No. 73. (25 1
under which the light is to be used has a modifying influence
in regard to its application. A place already provided with
power, or in such a position as to receive it without necessitating extra provisions for the purpose^ would of course be
served more economically than another requiring the special
introduction of machinery and the employment of help to
look after it. As the amount of light required decreases,
the economv also becomes very much less marked. Although
yet open to question, it is reasonable to believe that the time
will come when doubt as to the economy of lighting by electricity will be wholly dispelled; when the element will be
under such control as to enable its use freely, and in suitable
force, alike in our dwellings, upou the street, or elsewhere;
but this development is more than likely to be gradual. An
eminent electrician computes that: one pound of the gas,
when made and burned, yields a candle-light for seventy-five
hours. One pound of coal, burned in a good furnace under
a good boiler, will furbish sufficient steam to drive a good
steam engine, and if a magneto-electric machine, for a sufficient length of time, to furnish an electric light, which in
intensity and duration shall be the equivalent of one candlelight for one thousand hours. But if all the energy locked
up in one pound of carbon could be liberated and converted
wholly into light, it would be equivalent to that given by
one candle during one and a half years, if all concentrated
in one source. Hence, let experimenters take courage, and
try to fill this chasm between one thousand hours, and one
and a half years!
It may not be generally known that the difficulty is not
confined to generating electricity but rather to giving it
expression in the form of light, not ^o much in the form of
generator as in the form of lamp.
We watch with intense interest the further development
of the Jablockoff Candle, such evidently being the true
principle through which to give vent to the pent-up illuminating properties of electricity. (2<J)
Telephone   Call,   No.   SO.
THE WHITE HOUSE.
S Staple and Fancy Dry Goods Establishment.
GOVERNMENT STREET, VICTORIA.
Is connected with the telephonic system of the City and Esquimalt.   All
orders received have prompt and careful attention.
HUTCHESON,  YOUNG & CO.
J|:.   PETER MCQUADE & SON, "^
IMPORTERS *®*F*
PAINTS, OILS, AND WINDOW GLASS, ETC
Wharf Street, Victoria,
Telephone Calls, Fos. 41, 42, 53.
STEAM
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■ bOMMERGIJLL PRfflTIKG DEPAR
GOVERNMENT STREET,
One Door North of Post Office, VICTORIA, B. C.
Plain or Color Printing at Reasonable Prices. (27)
Without therefore sharing in the belief that the development of the electric light has even approached its zenith of
perfection, we are not slow to admit that already some
systems under certain circumstances and certain requirements, are capable of giying very general satisfaction.
For such we hope shortly to be in a position to give
estimates, and send full descriptions to parties on application .
HH raUBAICB COHPAIBS.
The Fire Iusurance Companies have agreed to pay the
Telephone Company a fixed sum per annum provided the
following services are carried into effect:
1st. Keep the telephone office open all night.
2nd. Until such time as the fire bells shall be connected
with, and be rung by electric combinations from the central
office, under the direction of the fire department, ring said
bells by hand on receiving an alarm of fire.
3rd. Generally to assist in every reasonable manner in
lessening losses by fire through the medium of their telephone connections, and by all legitimate means increase the
efficiency of the fire department by the ultimate ringing of
the bells by electricity.
The following agents have given their consent:
Welch, Kithet & Co Imperial Insurance Company
Thos. C.Nuttall Phoenix
Andrew Eome & Co Commercial Union    1
H. F. Heisterman & Co  ..      .Phenix (Brooklyn)   1
Stahlschmidt & Ward Eoyal
" i       London & Lancas.    I
Findlay, Durham & Brodie Northern
Turner, Beeton & Co Guardian (28)
Turner, Beeton & Co Hartford Insurance Comp'y-
Allsop & Mason North Brit. Mercan. "
A. B. Green per J. C. Bales. ..Lancashire
The City Council have also agreed to pay the sum of
$100 per annum provided "fire signal boxes" are erected at
certain places, to be named by the Fire Wardens, at a cost
of $5 each per annum, and not less than eight in number.
THE HUE DEPARTMENT,
Through their delegates, have also come forward, and are
prepared to pay a reasonable sum per annum, provided the
company will erect the necessary machinery for ringing the
Tiger engine house bell by electricity, and connect each
of the engine houses with the central office by telephone.
This matter is engaging the attention of the Directors at the
present time, and they hope before very long to effect the
same.
THE LATE WILLIAM H. WALL.  FELLOWS & PRIOR,
IMPORTERS   OUT
Iron, Steel, Hardware
j,
AND  MACHINERY.
Government Street, Victoria, B. C.
Telephone   Calls:   Office,  57;   Residence,  58.
THOMAS EARLE,      i
Wholesale Grocer,
^^.OEHSTT   POR
Virginia Tobacco Company, Toronto, Ont.
WHARF STREET, VICTORIA, B. I
Telephone Calls: Office, 5: Residence, 78.

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