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1884 __ Music over Telephone
Comment : “The Telephone Exchange, under the management of Mr. C. A. Read, gave the surrounding exchanges, of which this is the center, a complimentary concert recently, and those who heard the delightful music of Meine Brothers' splendid orchestra, as transmitted for miles and miles over the wires, expressed themselves as highly entertained. The soft, sweet, soul-stirring strains fell upon hundreds of appreciative ears. The orchestra was seated in a large room in the exchange, in which there were six transmitters -- Waxahachie, Lancaster, Terrell, McKinney, Fort Worth, Cleburne, Waco exchanges, and Dallas subscribers were treated to a musical feast. The music, as heard at home, was splendid. The pieces played were the Concert March grand selection, "Martha;" medley, popular airs; overture, "Welcome;" serenade, flute and cornet, "Die Industriellen." The concert began at 9.30 and closed at 12.30.”. (Electrical Review, September 6, 1884, page 6)

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