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Wednesday, 22 August 1906

Mr LONSDALE (New England) . - Either shortly before or after the honorable gentleman assumed office as PostmasterGeneral,, he was very anxious that experiments should be made with the automatic telephone system, and I understand that arrangements were entered into forgiving it a trial. I wish to know whether that system is likely to be a success. Conscientious scruples against Sunday work have been raised by some of the telephone switch operators, and the trouble might be obviated by the use of automatic telephones, if they proved satisfactory .

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