Foreign News: Advts. by Wire

In Great Britain, where telephones & telegraphs belong to His Majesty's Post Office, nearly 18,000 likely householders received last week this telegram: I CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO BECOME A TELEPHONE SUBSCRIBER NOW, SO THAT YOU MAY ENJOY THE ADVANTAGES AND COMFORTS OF TELEPHONE SERVICE DURING THE COMING WINTER.— KINGSLEY WOOD, POSTMASTER GENERAL

Said a spokesman at the General Postoffice: "Such advertising by telegraph involved no extravagance as we are able to send telegrams for nothing."

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