The writer doubts the merit of the Atlantic Cable project, which involved the placement of a cable in the Atlantic Ocean that would provide a lighting fast communication connection from Europe to the United States. Once laid, many high ranking men at the Atlantic Telegraph Company claimed the cable was working. However, evidence is provided that the cable never worked properly, and that many men from the Telegraph Company profited unjustly from the project.
An electronic version of this text is available in a CONTENTdm viewer. Page images of The New York Saturday Press were scanned from microfilm owned by Emory University, which was made from original copies held by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.