Telephone connection is now complete with New Vienna, New Antioch, and Wilmington, and from there to Sabina.
Mr. Cooper expects to have the line open to Cincinnati by to-day, and also to Greenfield, by way of Lexington [Highland] and Leesburg, by next Monday.
Wilmington Station is No. 53, Cincinnati No. 54, and Greenfield No. 55.
A public telephone station has been provided for at the Exchange Office in this city, and Mr. Cooper requests all parties who are not subscribers to the Telephone Co., wishing to use the wires, to call there and transmit their messages, as subscribers will be charged for all messages sent through their instruments to points outside of this city.
The ticket books, costing $5 and $10 and containing $6.25 and $12.50 worth of coupons, will be ready some time this week. The following is a scale of rates to be charged between the different points named. There may be a reduction in them soon to regular customers of the telephone company.
...cash rates between all points connected by the lines of the Central, Western or Midland Telephone Companies, but will not be good to points on connecting lines partly owned by other parties, which are marked with a star. [Cuba]
Where parties call for a connection and are unable to raise the station called for, no charge will be made, but if the station answers the call it will have to be paid for whether the party calling gets the individual he wants or not. He will have to transact his business with whoever he gets, or pay for a second connection.
Five minutes time will be allowed for each message.
The following is the rate
....from Hillsboro to New Vienna. . . . 25[¢]
[also same rate to NV from Greenfield and Leesburg
Telephone Exchange c1910 New Vienna Ohio. Image Courtesy of Hayward Crone via Mike Whited.
* * * * * Telephone Exchange in Careytown:
A news item in the News-Herald (Hillsboro, Ohio) of February 11, 1904 reports that in a terrific wind storm, of almost cyclonic proportion, the Careytown telephone exchange building was moved ten feet from the foundation, twisted, and will have to be town down.
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Clinton Telephone Company - Wilmington and New Vienna Ohio - Stationary 1911. Image Courtesy of Hayward Crone via Mike Whited. Donald Carey (married Gladys Pemberton), to whom this letter is addressed, was a member of the NVHS Class of 1913.The letter written on the reverse side of the stationary is from a young lady (signed H.Wright) who evidently wasn't sure whether she was in love with Donald or not, mentions his reputation – quite interesting, but has nothing to do with the telephone company other than she worked there.