Transport: Murky Water

From robust Winnipeg (Cree Indian win, murky; nipiy, water) last week came the robust report of an accident to a trolley of Winnipeg Electric Co.:

"Car 426 . . . Operator Farquhar J. Southbound at Portage and Main at 1:10. Two men (drunk) sitting about centre of car felt sick, and before getting off vomited on floor near window. Liquid trickled through panel on floor causing a short circuit. . . . Spark from short circuit caused the alcohol to explode and the flame shot upwards and singed the eyebrows of Mr. W. Alsip,...