Publication: The Telegrapher
New York, NY, United States
Those Improved Western Union Wires. - A Caustic Reply.
HARRISBURG, PA., Nov. 18.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TELEGRAPHER.
Your Pacific instead of Western Union correspondent, over the signature of "Another Wearied and Disgusted Telegrapher," fails to be witty. He not only shows his cowardice by untruthfully attempting to set forth that the article in question emanated from the W. U. office in this city, but is entirely incorrect as to the points in fact. No business from Philadelphia was relayed at Harrisburg for Pittsburg and other points west.
The lines between Harrisburg and Altoona, and Harrisburg and Philadelphia show a marked improvement since glass insulation has been used; previous to which it was frequently found necessary, during bad weather, to abandon many of our Western wires totally, on account of bad insulation. The press of business, the crowded condition of our lines, and the demand for an increase of wires, are evidences of the prosperity of the company, and the confidence of the public in our ability to transact business satisfactorily.
When again your correspondent shows a disposition to communicate with the readers of THE TELEGRAPHER, we pray that he will at least adhere to the truth.
ONE OF THE W. U. OPERATORS.
|Date completed:||September 10, 2005 by: Elton Gish;|