The third and most important test was the world's first true long distance call, placed between Brantford and Paris, Ontario on 10 August When the line connections were completed Graham Bell heard "" In Paris, news of Bell's test quickly drew crowds of onlookers who witnessed Melville's voice emanating from the crude metal box.
Nevertheless Alexander Graham much later declared that this was the first one-way long distance call ""of several miles"", but noted it was ""the first transmission at a distance, but it was not the first reciprocal conversation over a line. That was held in Boston on 9 October On a test call one week earlier on 3 AugustAlexander Graham's uncle, Professor David Charles Bell[Note 6] spoke to him from the Brantford telegraph office, reciting lines from Shakespeare 's Hamlet "" To be or not to be Wallis Ellis store in the neighbouring community of Mount Pleasant  listened to his uncle's voice emanating from his receiver housed in a metal box.
Initially David Bell's voice couldn't be heard distinctly as "" However, Walter Griffin, the Dominion Telegraph manager, decided to attach the telegraph line to a battery to see if it would improve the transmission, which it did, and ""the voices then came in distinctly.
McIntyre and Thomas Brooks,  he tacked the stovepipe wire some metres a half mile along the top of fence posts from his parent's home to a junction point on the Mount Pleasant telegraph line, which joined that community to the Dominion Telegraph office in Brantford. Melville House was the name given to his home by the elder Bell, and which was used on the letterhead of his stationery, reading in full: The farmhouse was constructed amid towering elm trees,  from hand-hewn lumber on a fieldstone foundation and finished with masonry stucco and lath work.
Its architectural features included pine and wood pegged floors, walnut window trims, a main floor ceiling over three metres 10 feet in height, a low-pitched gabled roof,  a gingerbread trim-styled front veranda as well as a bathtub and shower equipped washroom fitted to an attic or ceiling level rainfall cistern вinstalled by the younger Bell at a time when few homes in the region had any fixed bathtubs at all.
Its shower and oversized bathtub likely chosen for the younger Alexander's large frame drew hot and cold water from piping leading to both a ceiling level cistern and to a hot water heater in the basement.