|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun
Chronicle dated 3/12/1901.
At a meeting of the town council last Friday evening, a franchise
a telephone exchange was granted to F.P. Lowther of New Martinsville.
company, we are informed, is a part of the West Virginia and Weston,
will at once put in an exchange here and build a line from here to
connecting there with the other lines of the same Company. This means
to the citizens of Grantsville, for the sooner the Bell Telephone
is driven out of this field, the better off are the people. Its method
of doing business is anything else but satisfactory, and while it has
competition here, it has everything its own way, and doesn't neglect
opportunities. Its net earnings for the office here for the last month
was something like fifty dollars, and is constantly getting better.
The line from here to Glenville will connect with this system, we
informed, and if the Company will extend its lines on to the West Fork
country, it will be all we could desire.