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JITNEYS rMARCH FROM COAST TQ COAST
Miss Sarah Henderson and Her First Jitney Bus.
Baltimore, Md Feb. 16. The jit
neys have invaded the east The first
jitney bus on the Atlantic coast be
gan operating in Baltimore a week
And, as usual, it was a woman
who started things. Miss Sarah
Henderson, who has been nicknamed
"The Jitney Girl," started, the first
bus, running from the eastern edge
of the city to the city hall, a distance
of 25 city blocks On her first run
"The Jitney dirl" cut the time of the
trolley line in "half. Two buses were
put into operation to start the line,
andseven passengers constituted the
first'load, all riding to the city hall.
The fare charged is 5 cents each
way, and noj'deadheads" are allowed.
Policemen and children are charged
full fare. Twchuses are running and
they make four trips over the 25
block roufe every hour.
The president of the new jitney
line; Miss Henderson, is pretty,
plucky and just 22 years old. She has
put into the scheme the money left
her by her mothen Her brother, a
civil engineer, 'is managing the line,.
They have ordered ten more buses.