Punch,  15 (1848), 58.

Our Own Electric Telegraph



News-Commentary, Drollery


Telegraphy, Politics

    Discusses the possibility of establishing an electric telegraph to produce 'startling intelligence'. Provides a specimen of such fantastical intelligence describing the consequences of a beadle galloping through Kensington, on a donkey, 'with the report that the pump at Hammersmith is in flames, the spout torn out, and the hand in the hands of the Chartists'.

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