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Published by The H.W. Wilson company in Minneapolis .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Telegraph -- United States,
  • Government ownership

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 4-6.

Statementcompiled by Edith M. Phelps.
SeriesThe Abridged debaters" handbook series
LC ClassificationsHE7781 .P5
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6559252M
LC Control Number13016835

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  The practical importance of the telegraph was obvious, and in a new business, the Associated Press, began using the rapidly spreading telegraph lines to send dispatches to newspaper offices. Election results were gathered via telegraph by the AP for the first time for the presidential election, won by Zachary Taylor. The Young Telegraph was a weekly section of The Daily Telegraph published as a page supplement in the weekend edition of the newspaper. The Young Telegraph featured a mixture of news, features, cartoon strips and product reviews aimed at 8–year-olds. It was edited by Damien Kelleher (–97) and Kitty Melrose (–). Selected articles on government ownership of railroads by Phelps, Edith M., comp. Publication date Topics Railroads and state Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of University of Michigan Language English. Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by. The Daily Telegraph, daily newspaper published in London and generally accounted, with The Times and The Guardian, as one of Britain’s “big three” quality newspapers.. Founded in as the Daily Telegraph and Courier, the paper was acquired later that year by Joseph Moses Levy who, with his son Edward Levy (later Edward Levy-Lawson), renamed it The Daily Telegraph, transformed it into.

Accidents were still possible using this system. By using the telegraph, station managers knew exactly what trains were on the tracks under their supervision. Double-tracking the U.S. rail system in has been estimated to cost $ million. Western Union’s book capitalization was $ million in , making this seem like a good investment. Government Ownership of Telegraphs Unwise. Full text is unavailable for this digitized archive article. Subscribers may view the full text of this article in its original form through TimesMachine. emphatic in recommending government ownership or regulation of the telegraph lines. Not only did he believe that the public interest and safety demanded it, he thought that the Post Office Department would be "superseded in much of its most important business in a few years, if the telegraph be permitted to remain under the control of individuals.". The latest book news and best seller from the Telegraph. Your source for literature, novel reviews, features and interviews.