Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, May 20, l897
The Leon Telephone Co. have a force of men at work now putting up fine 25 foot cedar poles and stringing wires all over the city. They now have enough instruments placed to guarantee a first-class exchange with the best of service, at the time of going to press there being 34 phones wired and several more have been ordered. The people are just getting on to the fact of how convenient a telephone is, and now that an exchange is established many more will have phones put in their business houses and residences. The following is a list of the present patrons:
l. W.P. Clark & Co., grocers, one ring.
W.P. Clark's residence, two rings.
2. V.R. McGinnis, attorney, office.
3. J. Hoffhines, grocery, one ring.
J. Hoffhines, residence, two rings.
4. H.J. Vogt & Co., grocers.
5. New Hamilton Hotel.
6. Hotel Leon.
7. Dr. H.R. Layton, office, one ring.
Dr. H.R. Layton, residence, two rings.
Dr. F.A. Bowman, residence, three rings.
8. C.B.&Q. depot, one ring.
D.M. & K.C. depot, two rings.
9. L. Van Werden, druggist, one ring.
Dr. W.F. Waight, office, two rings.
Dr. W.F. Waight, residence, three rings.
Harry Shumway, residence, one long and one short
10. Dr. A. Brown, residence.
11. W.R. Ellinwood, photographer, one ring.
W.R. Ellinwood, residence, two rings.
12. Harvey & Parrish, attorneys, one ring.
13. Farquhar Bros., hardware, one ring.
H. Farquhar, residence, two rings.
S. Farquhar, residence, three rings.
14. C.W. Hoffman, attorney, office, one ring.
C.W. Hoffman, residence, two rings.
15. J.R. Bashaw, jeweler, one ring.
J.R. Bashaw, residence, two rings.
16. T.E. Horner, druggist, one ring.
17. M. Woodard, residence, one ring.
18. C.M. Akes, residence, one ring.
19. Major J.L. Young, residence, one ring.
20. Pullen & Sons, livery, one ring.
21. Gates Lumber Co., one ring.
22. H.L. Long, dry goods, one ring.
Copied by Cordelia Suzann
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
November 2l, 2002