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. | : THE BULPHCii NUISANCE ON THE ELEVATED RAILWAYS. To thk Editor or the Herald:? More thsku a year has passed sinco travel upon the elevated roads went into lull operation, and yet no abatement has been made of the abominable nuisance caused by the odors coining from the eosl used ou these roads. Why is it that this smell of sulphur Is so much inoro offensive on the elevated than ou tho surface roads whore Htcmu is used ? Is it owing to tlic difference iti tho ipiality of the coal or in the coiistructikii ot the furnaces ? I am quite sure tno directors of tho Elevated Railway Company would tlnd it greatly to their interest to take immediate steps for the abatement of thi? nuisance. In these lovely autumnal days New York would send out its citizens by the thousands for no other purposo than the enjoyment of the pure air and charmitig scenery which tlic upper end of our island so abundantly offers, were they not deterred by tho disagreeable anil stilliug mephitic gas that enters their lungs from tile moment they are seated till they leave the cars, llad as are the tuines of the smoking car I would rather be compelled to occupy the luttor than endure the suffocating stench of the elevatod cars. The residents along the streets through winch these railways puss complain that the atmosphere of tlielr apartments Is poisoned by the etuotl of sulphur which is sure to come lrom every passing train. This is a serious matter, and physiclaus say greatly detrimental to health, aud all the more that it is unceasing in Its effects?no iutorinissiou day or night. 1 tiope tho travelling public will not let this matter rest until tho grievance complained of is remedied. A SUFFERER. vs. of H. I M. 1

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  1. New York Daily Herald,
  2. 07 Oct 1879, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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