New York Times, August 28, 1902, page 2:


    ELLSWORTH, Me., Aug. 27.--The President to-night gave out the following dispatches received and sent by him:
Avalon, Catalina Island, Cal.    
President Roosevelt, White House:
    Catalina Island, California, heretofore isolated in the Pacific Ocean, sends greeting to her great American President on the occasion of her being put in communication with the entire world, brought about through the medium of the Pacific Wireless Telegraph, a purely American invention now in successful operation.
(Signed)      A. L. NEW, General Manager.    
A. L. New, Avalon, Catalina Island, Cal.:
    Please extend my greetings to the citizens of Catalina Island and my cordial congratulations upon the establishment of telegraphic communication.