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Telegraph Companion,

DEVOTED TO THE SCIENCE AND ART OF THE

MORSE AMERICAN TELEGRAPH.

Taliatino Preston
BY TAL. P. SHAFFNER,

Secretary of the American Telegraph Confederation,

NEW YORK CITY.

Et non "eripuit cælo fulmen,"
Fulguri mentem fudit, et orbem lumine cinxit.

Chancellor Pirt!e to Prof. Morse.

“Canst thou send lightning, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are ?"--Job.

"The names of Franklin and Morse are destined to glide down the declivity of time together
-the equals in the renown of inventive achievements.”-F. 0. J. Smith,

"As the inventor of the Electric Telegraph, you, Prof. Morse, stand pre-eminent."-Arago.

* The Electro-Magnetic Telegraph-that last and most wondrous birth of this wonder -
teeming age.”-Cong. Rep. on Morse's Telegraph.

VOLUME I.

NEW YORK:
PUBLISHED BY PUDNEY & RUSSELL,

No. 79 JOHN-STREET.

1854.

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CONTENTS

JANUARY.

Page.

Art. I.—THE AMERICAN ELECTRO-MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH,

By Hon. Amos Kendall......

1

Art. II.-GEOGRAPHY OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN,

The Winds and the Currents-Tides and the Seas-Depth

of the Ocean-Ocean Telegraph Practicable...

13

Art. III.-SUBTERRANEAN TELEGRAPH,

By T. P. S.......

27

Art. IV.-THE AMERICAN TELEGRAPH CONFEDERATION. 29

ADDRESS OF THE COMMITTEE..

30

CIRCULAR OF THE SECRETARY.

33

GENERAL SUPPLIES--Nitric Acid-Sulphuric Acid—Zincs

-Quicksilver--Porous Cups—Tumblers-Platinum--Mes-

· sage-heads-Envelopes-Clocks---Pencils—Pens--Black Ink

-Registers and Magnets—Annual Expense-Prices Pro-

posed, &c.

POETRY.—THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH....

26

EDITORIAL.--Introductory..

American Telegraph Confederation-Atmospheric Telegraph. 47

Alarm Telegraph-Galvanic Batteries..

48

Balize-Atlantic and Ohio Line, The Magnetic Telegraph

Co.-Boston and Portland Line-Telegraph in Canada.... 49

Magnetic Battery- Telegraph Wire...

50

St. Louis and New-Orleans Co.-New-Orleans and Ohio

Line-Pittsburgh, Cincinnat and Louisville Co.-Railroad

Telegraph-Telegraph Incident....

51

Boston Telegraph Offices-New-York and Boston Line Wade

Telegraph Lines.....

52

New-York, Washington and New-Orleans Line-Texas Line-

Baltimore Western Line-Bain Line-Indiana and Illinois

Line..

53

Yellow Fever in the South-Maysville Cable-New-York and

Buffalo Line-Newfoundland Telegraph......

54

House Line-Sleet-- Telegraph Controversies-To Corres-

pondents-Model Battery of C. T. Smith.

55

Cuba Telegraph-Texas and Red River Telegraph-Col.

William Tanner-Submarine Cables-Paducah Cable...... 56

Cape Girardeau Cable--Merrimac Cable...

57

Complimentary-Tal. P. Shaffner--Letter of Operators of

St. Louis and New Orleans Line.....

58

Hon. Amos Kendall..

59

Philadephia Arbitration Case-Mr. Kendall Triumphant. 60

Atlantic Ocean Telegraph..

61

Extension of Morse Patents-Scientific American.

FEBRUARY.

ART. I.—THE AMERICAN ELECTRO-MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH,

By Hon. Amos Kendall.....

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