Jailer Nat Hicks, of Newtown, Long Island, yesterday arrested John Strobel, a car driver, on a charge of assaulting Mrs. Sisco, a resident of Middle Village. Strobel is employed on the North Second and East Williamsburg Railroad. The company does not employ a conductor on every car, and to effect economy they have adopted a system by which two or three conductors stationed at different parts of the road collect the fares from passengers. The driver has entire charge of the car. Strobel was arraigned before Justice McKenna. Mrs. Sisco stated that she got aboard Strobel’s car in Williamsburg, and when outside of the city line, near Fresh Pond, Strobel pushed open the front door and insulted her. She got off the car to walk the remainder of her way home, when he followed her on foot, and, seizing her, attempted to throw her down. Some farmers on their way to market frightened him away. When she reached her home, she became prostrated, and a physician had to attend her. Strobel was committed to the Queens County Jail to await the action of the Grand Jury. – The New York Times, February 13, 1885
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