Telegraph suit between Great North Western Telegraph Company & Montreal Telegraph Company

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical Review

New York, NY, United States
vol. 14, no. 5, p. 6, col. 4

The Telegraph Suit.

The declaration of the Great North Western Telegraph Company, in its suit against the Montreal Telegraph Company for alleged breach of contract has been served. The action is taken under the lessor and lessees act, and is for $80,000, which the plaintiffs claim they are entitled to through the fault of the defendants, in not carrying out their contract. When the plaintiffs took over the business of the defendants they obtained privileges on the South Eastern, Credit Valley, Brockville and Ottawa, and Prescott and Ottawa railways. In 1886 the C. P. R. acquired possession of these lines and commenced a general telegraph business, greatly to the detriment of the plaintiffs, who claim that their business has been in consequence reduced by at least $40,000 a year. They paid the dividend of eight per cent. under protest, and now claim $80,000, being the loss sustained by them during two years. The defendants, although notified of the action of the C. P. R., refused to take proceedings, and must therefore be held responsible.


Keywords:Montreal Telegraph Company : Great North Western Telegraph Company : Canadian Pacific Railway Telegraph Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 5, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;