Affect on Western Union by acquisition of the B & O Telegraph

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical Review

New York, NY, United States
vol. 11, no. 14, p. 7, col. 3-4


How Absorption of the Baltimore and

Ohio Affects Western Union.

"The telegraph is the best barometer to indicate the commercial condition of the country that can be found," said President Norvin Green, of the Western Union Telegraph Company. "It varies directly in volume of business as trade varies, except in time of panic, when the telegraph business increases, though only to fall afterward. The charge that this company has increased its rates since the absorption of the Baltimore and Ohio line is not true. The rates to Chicago and St. Louis, which were 50 cents, are now 40 cents. To St. Paul, Minneapolis, Omaha, and that range, the rate, which was 60, is now 50. There is scarcely a Western Union rate any where that has