”The secretary continued calling the roll of the states, with no response until he came to Michigan.
E. B. Fisher: Mr. President, J. B. Ware, secretary of our state association, was to respond at this time. I am sorry to say Mr. Ware has been ill and has been out of his room only a few minutes; so Michigan will not be properly responded to, for the reason that I am not prepared with statistics to give you. …”
Telephony, Vol 10, by Harry B. McMeal, 1905, page 19