Clipping:A telegraph war in Pittsburgh

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Date Saturday, June 28, 1890
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That is a most amusing fight going on between the Postal and Western Union companies for wire privileges at Players' Park. The Postal company paid $650 for the privilege, but ever since the opening the Western Union has been getting the material and actually beating its rival in speed. The Postal people thought they had located the W. U. wire in a railroad shop about one hundred yards away, and recently an addition was put on the high fence in that vicinity, but to no use. A few days ago they say a Postal employee was put in the grand stand to locate all he could. It is said that he sat beside the Western Union man who did the signs for those on the outside and was not aware of it. By a system, it is said, the Western Union gets all the score material on the outside.

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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