“A trolley car loaded with Vassar College girls ran away down Main Street hill here today.  It was stopped at the wharf at the Hudson River by a concrete bumper.  The occupants were badly shaken up and frightened.  Slippery rails caused the motorman to lose control of the car.

“Many of the girls tried to jump, but were prevented by the conductor, who would not allow the doors to be opened.”     The New York Times