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Friday, March 11, 1904 The Newmarket Era Page 4, col. 4

Editorial notes.


It is asserted on railway official authority that during the past three years, less than a dozen people, in a total of over thirty million traveling in Pullman cars, have been killed. Whether these figures are strictly accurate or not, one thing is certain that passenger on heavy sleepers and parlor cars are rarely injured, when numbers are killed in other ordinary coaches on the same train. The evident conclusion to be drawn therefore is that ordinary coaches are not constructed sufficiently substantial to stand the serious shock of collision or derailment. It would seem to be the duty of our law-markers to require more substantially constructed coaches than are now in use, and thereby lessen the chances of the sacrifice of human like. Under any circumstances the question is of sufficient importance to warrant a parliamentary enquiry.