Communication as we now know it is a distant reminder of humble beginnings. The history of the electric telegraph is a twisted tale, and this is just the beginning.
Of all the physical agents discovered by modern scientific research, the most fertile in its subserviency to the arts of life is incontestably electricity.
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“The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable” is the true tale of how the invention of the electric telegraph led to the capture of a fugitive. Author Carol Baxter explains how this infamous event prompted popularity and excitement for this new device.