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Adair County News, January 7, 1903

A Revolt...........................
The Cumberland Telephone Company who had a splendid plant installed, in Lebanon, Ky., with something near 300 phones, advanced the rent and the citizens arose in mass and surrendered a large percent of the boxes. Fully 285 were surrendered last week.
The Cumberland, so we are informed, had not been giving the service required and this with the advance led to the revolt. The citizens of that town met last Friday night and subscribed $700,000 [sic] for the purpose of putting in a new plant. Luckily no franchise had been sold and thus the people will probably be the master of the situation. The Home Company has offered them long distance connection. Free and untrammeled competition is the only saving clause for the great mass of people.




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