There is a tendency to utilize underground space for the less ornamental purposes of civilization; there is the Metropolitan Railway in London, for instance, there are new electric railways, there are subways
, there are underground workrooms and restaurants, and they increase and multiply.
Great crowds assembled, more especially in the dinner hour, in Madison Square about the Farragut monument, to listen to and cheer patriotic speeches, and a veritable epidemic of little flags and buttons swept through these great torrents of swiftly moving young people, who poured into New York of a morning by car and mono-rail and subway
and train, to toil, and ebb home again between the hours of five and seven.
When unusual needs arose for them, such as the building of the great highways and air-lines, of canals, tunnels, subways
, and fortifications, levies were made on the labor-ghettos, and tens of thousands of serfs, willy-nilly, were transported to the scene of operations.
It was new, it had island platforms and a subway
, and the superficial comfort exacted by business men.
unpublished) comedy, "It's No Kid; or, The Heir of the Subway