Hello Chicago The loag distance telephone between New Turk and Chicago was tried JTnes dsf morning. The conversation passed: "Hello Chicago, well what is it!" "New York-Are you all right? lean bear yon just as plainly as if yon were standing within three feet of me." It was easier to get Chicago than to make connection with Brooklyn. This is the longest telephone line ever sue-cr?-f ully used. It has a double matallic curiet. This afternoon Mayor Grant wiil talk over the line with Mayor Wcfhburne of Chicago. ' Tuesday afternoon in the presence of a distinguished company the telephone service was "formally Inaugurated, President Hudson explained to the assembly as-sembly when the test began that the new connection between New York and Chicago waa the longest telephone line in the world. A cornet solo "fi-e Star Spangled Banner" was then played and some familiar tune was Tepeattd Irom Chl-MM Chl-MM Ti.e noWa came clear and dis- tlnct. 'America" was sent and re-ceived.in re-ceived.in the same way and then Mayor 3rant spoke to Mayor Washburu of Chicago. The "City of Chicago greets the City ot New York" eatd Mayor Washborn. "The City of New York returns re-turns the compliments and wishes yon all suceess In the great celebTation yon are to have this week," was Mayor Grant's reply. ''The city of Chicago extends ex-tends greeting and congratulates the nation," aaid Mayor Washbnrn impres alvely, "on an American invention which shall supplement the telegraph and enable the people of the continent to communicate orally where they now resort to poet and telegraph." Mavor Grant In conclusion made a graceful personal expression of regret at his inability in-ability to attend the dedication exercises exerci-ses this week.