Miscellany: Pullman

In Chicago, the Pullman Co. named a car after a Negro porter. Rejecting, for the first time in its history, the tepid, sad-eyed romanticism of such names as Bellameade, Merryvale, Alamar, it christened a car after a Negro who died, last month, in an attempt to save the lives of the passengers when his car was wrecked in New Jersey*—Oscar J. Daniels.


In Brooklyn, one Abraham Lieberman obtained permission from a Supreme Court Justice to change his name to Benjamin Harris—a name which he chose because he had observed that in Who's...

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