Telegraphic war in Texas

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical World

New York, NY, United States
vol. 3, no. 13, p. 100, col. 3


THE TELEGRAPH WAR IN TEXAS. The telegraphic rate war between the Western Union and the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad is becoming very interesting. The Western Union has made one cut and the Santa Fe two. The Western Union cut was on an average of 33 1/2 per cent. to points beyond Texas and an average of 15 to 20 per cent. within the State. The Santa Fe has cut under the Western Union reduced rates, making as high as 50 per cent. reduction to many places. Points served with ten words by the Western Union for 35 cents are served by the Santa Fe for 16 cents. This war within Texas, it is predicted, will soon extend beyond the State, as the Santa Fe are indirectly working to reach New Orleans from Houston and Galveston, and to put their wires north from Dallas and Fort Worth to Kansas City and St. Louis, to connections with the Baltimore & Ohio. It is said that arrangements will be made by which daily papers in Texas, now deprived of the Associated Press reports, will be served by a rival news association.

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Keywords:Western Union Telegraph Company : Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:May 13, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;