B & O Telegraph acquires Manhattan District Telegraph

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical Review

New York, NY, United States
vol. 3, no. 25, p. 5, col. 2

Buying Telegraph Lines.




The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, which some days ago purchased the lines of the National Telegraph Company along the West Shore and Nickel Plate Railroads, has now bought the entire capital stock of the Manhattan District Telegraph at a price something less than $100,000.

The Manhattan's Company's offices will be opened at once to the wires of the Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Company. Mr. D. H. Bates, the president of the Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Company, will assume the presidency of the Manhattan District Telegraph Company.

Arrangements have been concluded to form a company to be operated in connection with the Baltimore and Ohio system, which will cover the territory south of St. Louis, through Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas to New Orleans, Galveston, and intermediate points. This extension will reach a part of the country where competition in telegraph business has never yet been known, excepting at New Orleans. The services of an experienced superintendent now in the employ of the Western Union Company have been secured to take charge of this addition. Telegraph building can be carried on in the South during the winter, and President Bates says he expects to have the necessary links completed and in operation within ninety days.


Keywords:Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:March 24, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;