Radial Days in
Headlights and Horses
The head-light is one of the latest attractions
when the car goes south every night. It is really wonderful the strong light it
throws ahead, in fact it is like a search-light. The new head-light will give
the motormen a better chance in case there are obstructions on the track in the
dark, but nervous horses will not take kindly to the new arrival.
The Liberal,April 23, 1903
Running Afoul of Council
Metropolitan management has been improving the appearance
of the road-bed by removing the grass between the rails. From the southern
boundary of the corporation to
grass was gathered up and taken away, but from that point north the ditch was
considered good enough for a grass receptacle. Surely this was not done with
the approval of Council!
The Liberal,October 3, 1901
A New Crowd at the
Richmond Hill Spring
Metropolitan electric car brought hundreds of people
from Toronto and other places along the line to the
Spring Exhibition on
Monday, and hundreds of others would have been pleased to come had the
accommodation been provided.
The Liberal,May 27, 1897
Huddling Home from the Toronto Exhibition
As usual the
Railway managers blundered during the two weeks of the Fair in Toronto.
Instead of giving a special rate and a late car during last week, they retained
their inducements until this week. The consequence was that the passengers were
huddled together by the hundreds. Tuesday night the cars did not leave the
waiting-room at North Toronto until half an hour after the usual time, and when
the two cars did come the crowd that gathered was large enough to fill four
cars. Then women and children were jostled and crushed, and some had their
clothing torn in endeavoring to board a car. The management would have served
the interests of the company by offering special rates last week, and more cars
this week than they furnished. But as everybody knows the managers exhibit
common sense only in exceptional cases.
The Liberal,September 10, 1903