It was m 1831 that I devised the first street car, or omnibus, as it was then called. This car was composed of au exnsion to a coach body, with seats engtuwise instead of crosswise. On the outside of the vehicle was printed "Omnibus," in large letters. People wonld stand and look at this word and wonder what it meant. "Who is Mr. Omnibus?" many of them would inquire. I had a shop of my owu at this time, and thero [ built the first horse car. It was run f or ;he first time in 1832, f rom Prince street, n the Bowery, to Fourteenth street. This car had three compartments of ten seats each, entrance being had from the sides. On the top there were also three rows of seats, facing back and front, seatinír thirtv nersons.