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The telephone service was inaugurated in Japan in 1890 and at first the general public little appreciated this convenient medium of communication.

Strange to say, there prevailed at that time a queer superstition among people that a man who should have a telephone installed would fall a victim to an epidemic and despite the efforts of the authorities to invite subscribers, it is on record how only 155 persons applied for telephone connections.

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