Bing is the simple and kind telegraph clerk for the town
of Colorado Springs. He came from a long line of "dowsers"
(people who find water using fork-shaped sticks); however,
the line must have ended with him as he could not help
the town during a drought.
Horace took a liking to one of Hank's 'girls,' Myra. Plans
of a marriage were hindered by the contract that Myra
had with Hank. Eventually Hank released Myra and they
did marry. Horace and Myra have a little girl, named Samantha.
They had a trouble and tension filled marriage which finally
ended in divorce, but gave Horace the strength he needed
to really find himself.
telegraph is the first instrument used to send messages
by means of wires and electricity. Operators send signals
by interrupting the flow of electricity along a wire.
They use short and longer bursts of electricity with spaces
between them to represent leters. This code is called
the Morse code and was created by Amerian inventor, Samuel
is credited with making the first "practical"
telegraph in 1837 and he received a patent in 1840. By
1851, over 50 telegraph companies existed in the United
States, the most famous being Western Union, and the telegraph
became a vital part of the communication processes in
commerce, government, and the military.
has an appearance in "The Whole Ten Yards"
which debuts on April 9th in theatres nationwide; featuring
Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry.
Collison had a part in a movie called "Hope Springs"
with Colin Firth, Heather Graham, Minnie Driver and
Steenburgen. A light comedy. "Steenburgen and Collison
are perfect as the comedy cupids
that help steer true love on its path." Now available
on DVD from Amazon.com.