19. TELEGRAPHS.


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THE present telegraphic lines have all been built by the Military and Signal Service Departments.

The main line is from San Diego, California, to Yuma, and thence to Maricopa Wells, Phœnix, Florence, Tucson, Prescott, Wickenburg, Camps Whipple, Verde, McDowell, Lowell, Grant, Apache, Bowie, and other points.

From Camp Apache a line is now being constructed, via Camp Wingate, to Santa Fé, New Mexico.

These lines are all under the charge and superintendency of Lieutenant Read, who is a most efficient gentleman, and well qualified for his important position.

The total length of the telegraph lines in the Territory will approximate to one thousand miles.

The citizens, and particularly the military of the country, have been greatly benefited by their construction. The charges for transmission of news are


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very moderate, less than the charges on the great incorporated telegraph lines of the States east. This fact, together with their good management, the care, promptness, and order, with which they are conducted, gives eminent satisfaction to all classes of people.

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