Will Enforce The Rule

by Laurel | July 13th, 2009

July 13, 1904, page 9

The Holyoke street railway company has a rule that provides that all children under seven occupying seats in the cars whose fair is not paid must give up their seats as soon as passengers whose fares are paid are obliged to stand. This rule has not been very diligently enforced, but yesterday notices were posted calling upon conductors to strictly enforce it. The traveling public will be thankful for its enforcement, as it is no uncommon thing to see passengers who have paid their fares standing while a family that includes three young children takes up the greater part of the seat. There are quite a number of persons, however, who have held their children in case of a crowded car and the enforcement of the rule will make this custom more common.

Excerpted from the Springfield Republican.

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