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Letter of John Newell, president Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Company, and accompanying report. Ordered copy be sent to Obadiah Edmonds.
Letter of Arthur Mills, general tratfic manager Boston and Albany Railroad Company. Ordered copy sent to Milton Brown, and that Mr. Mills be written and asked what the conditions are in which terminus is changed while goods are in transit. Letter of H. G. Yonng, assistant president and general manager, relative to Ben Scott. Ordered case closed with the entry that the Board is satisfied that the railroad company had adequate police guard at the station, and that when the company was informed of the rob. bery, proper and sufficient means were taken to detect the thieves. Letter of H. G. Young, Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, relative to complaint of D. W. and T. T. Graham. Ordered case closed.
Letter of Bradford Snyder, relative to the building of fences on line of Elmira, Cortland
Letter of Thomas P. Fowler, relative to complaint of Citizens of Utica v. The New York, Ontario and Western Railroad Company. Ordered that a copy of the complaint and answer be sent to the mayor and common council of Utica, with draft of letter submitted by Commissioner Rogers.
Letter of Thomas P. Fowler, relative to decision in Steber matter. Ordered filed.
Letter of J. H. Jeffres, relative to compliance with recommendations in the Loper and Burr matter. Ordered case closed.
Letter of J. D. Layog, relative to the Saugerties crossing. Referred to Commissioner Rogers.
Letter of C. C. Overton, relative to running of the Coney Island railroad. Ordered copy sent to Austin Corbin and other lines, with letter asking what service they propose to give after the 21st inst., during the winter months, and requesting an immediate answer.
Commissioner Rogers submitted the fact of there being no provision in the new part of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company depot, in New York city, to give information as to trains delayed. Referred to Commissioner Rogers to write to the company Commissioner Kernan submitted a report in the matter of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Association. Adopted, ordered printed and issued.
Commissioner Kernan 'subinitted a report in the matter of McEwan v. The Utica and Black River Railroad Company. Adopted, ordered issued and printed.
The accountant submitted the fact of the failure of the Troy and Boston Railroad Com. pany to file its report for the quarter ending June 30th. Ordered that citations to show cause why their neglect of duty should not be presented to the Attorney-General, be issued to Daniel Robinson, president Troy and Boston Railroad Company, and J. Edward Merrill, treasurer Troy and Bostou Company, Monday, September 20th, 3 P, M. Ordered, that Secretary write asking whether the understanding between Commissioner Kernan and H. Hollinwood, general manager and general superintendent Staten Island Rapid Transit Company, to lower and change the fence at Tottenville in front of premises of Rudolph Craft, has been carried out. The Board adjourned until Monday, September 20th, 3 P. M.
WILLIAM C. HUDSON,
SEPTEMBER 20, 1886. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. All present. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
Commissioner O'Donnell askeď that the fact of two telegrams announcing his detention from the meeting
of the 7th inst., by reason of illness in his family, and from the 14th by reason of a fire, be noted on the minutes. Agreed to.
The Secretary submitted the unfinished business, under the rule. Letter of Robert Armstrong, Jr., for trustees' committee of Fort Edward, relative to run. ning of cars on Glens Falls, Sandy Hill and Fort Edward railroad. Ordered that the Sec. retary send for proof of agreement and copy of same, between the trustees and corporation, and request immediate reply.
Letter of . F S. Gannon, relative to changing the fence at Tottenville in front of the premises of Rudolph Craft. Commissioner Kernan submitted a report in this matter. Approved and ordered issued. Letter of A. Schoonmaker, Jr., relative to the matter of I. H. Maynard v. The Ulster and Delaware Railroad Company. Ordered that Mr. Maynard be informed by telegraph that the defendants insisted upon the hearing on the 22d inst.
Letter of J. A. Ward, counsel, relative to Burdick v. The Utica and Black River Railroad Company. Ordered that the draft of a letter submitted by Commissioner Rogers be sent Letter of Edward Comstock, mayor of city of Rome, relative to appeal of common council of that city to the Board. Ordered that Secretary write and say that case seems to be covered by chapter 62, Laws of 1853, and is apparently a subject over which this Board has no jurisdiction.
to J. A. Ward.
Letter of S. T. Street, relative to automatic signal. Ordered sent to the inspector of the Board.
Application of the Albany Railway Company for increase of capital stock. Ordered that the accountant be instructed to carry foward the examination of the finances of the Albany Railway Company, from the date when he last rested to the present date.
Letter of Geo. O. Membery, relative to his fences. Referred to Commissioner O'Donnell. Letter of J. D, and T. T. Graham. Ordered case closed.
Letter of C. B. Sanford, relative to safety of New York, Rutland and Montreal railroad. Ordered that the Secretary write to general manager of the New York, Rutland and Montreal Railroad Company, that on the date of April 15, 1886, the rate of speed of 15 and 25 miles per hour was recommended by the Board. The Board is now informed that this rate of speed is now exceeded, and the Board desires to know what improvements bave been made that justify such increase of speed; an immediate answer desired.
Letter of Milton Brown & Co. of Buffalo and A. W. Mills, general traffic manager of the Boston and Albany Railroad Company, relative to the complaint of Milton Brown & Co. v. Boston and Albany Railroad Company.
Commissioner O'Donnell moved that Milton Brown & Co. be written to, asking if they have any facts justifying their allegations of discrimination in favor of Cutler & Co., other than those mentioned in their last communications, by the Boston and Albany Railroad Com. pany, or any other party outside the State, against them, or any other Buffalo firm, and if so, to send such evidence to the Board and ask if they desire a hearing before the Board.
Commissioner Rogers moved to amend by adding the words: “Upon the failure of the Boston and Albany to conform to their request, to detain the cars at East Albany."
Commissioner O'Donnell accepted the amendment, and on the question the rote was in the affirmative.
Letter of Frank J. Kearney, clerk of the village of Medina, relative to a dangerous crossing. Referred to Commissioner O'Donnell.
Letter of J. R. Davies, relative to his coupler. Ordered that the Board refuses, and has always refused, to give an opinion on a coupler service until they had seen it in practical operation on a car.
Of Chas. H. Meeks, relative to quarterly report of South Ferry Railroad Company. Ordered that accountant be instructed to insist on the report,
Commissioner O'Donnell submitted the complaint of G. M. Sweet against The Syracuse, Phenix and Oswego Railroad Company. Ordered usual course.
The Board adjourned until September 21, 1886, 10 A. M.
SEPTEMBER 21, 10 A. M. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present - Commissioners Kernan and Rogers.
Messrs. Joseph D. Frisbie and Walter Lloyd Smith, in the matter of Frisbie, Blanchard & Co. v. The New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company, were heard.
The New York, Lake Erie and Western having asked for a postponement, the com. plainants agreed thereto. Adjournment taken for two weeks.
Adjourned to September 22d, 1886, 10 A. M.
SEPTEMBER 22, 10 A. M.
A. Schoonmaker, Jr., and Mr. Dimmick appeared for the company, and E. A. Bedell for
WILLIAM C. HUDSON,
SEPTEMBER 28, 1886.
Letter of Milton Brown & Co., relative to complaint of that firm against The Boston and Albany Railroad Company. Ordered filed.
Letter of W. 0. McDowell, relative to his complaint against The New York and Sea Beach Railroad Company.
Commissioner Rogers moved that the case be closed and that The New York and Sea Beach Railroad Company be instructed to (make out and foward to this Board, within
thirty days, amended annual reports for the fiscal years ending September 30, 1883, 1884 and 1885, in accordance with the distribution of items as made by the accountant of the Board. Adopted.
Letter of the Royal Commission on Railways of the Dominion of Canada. Commissioner O'Donnell moved that all the reports be sent the Commission, and the Secretary write the necessary letters.
Of Robert Armstrong, Jr., relative to the complaint of Trustees against The Glens Falls, Sandy Hill and Fort Edward Railroad Company. Ordered that Secretary send a copy of the agreement and ask why under this it is not the duty of the company to run as therein provided. Letter of J. D. Layng, West Shore Railway Company, relutive to St. Johnsville crossing. Ordered filed.
Letter of Dr. Franklin, relative to rates charged to passengers. Ordered that Secretary write saying, that under date of July 12th, the company informed the Board that it had revised its charges, and asking, that a table of distances and fares between stations be sent to the Board, and to inform Dr. Franklin of the action taken, and if necessary further action will be taken.
Letter of Thos. C. Purdy, alleging discrimination on part of The New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company against The Mann Boudoir Car Company. Ordered usual
Letter of James A. Ward, relative to case of Nelson Burdick against The Utica and Black River Railroad Company, asking postponement, in relation to turning matter over to the Attorney-General, for a month.
Commissioner Rogers moved that the following draft of a letter be sent to Nelson Burdick, James A. Ward, and to both corporations:
Nelsox Burdick, Esq.:
Sie — Notice is herewith given that at the request of J. A. Ward, Esq., counsel for com. plainant, the action of this Board in reference to reporting the failure of The Utica and Black River Railroad Company, and the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburgh Railroad Company, lessee of same, to the Attorney-General, for failure 10 conforin to its recommendation of February 8d, 1886, in the case of Nelson Burdick aga inst Utica and Black River Railroad Company, has been postponed for one month. Carried.
Leiter of C. E. White, general manager of The New York, Rutland and Montreal railroad, as to the condition of road. Referred to Commissioner Rogers to write and send letter.
Letter of Hugh Reilly, district attorney, Albauy county, as to the complaint of the commissioners of highways of town of Bethlehem v. The West Shore Railway Company. Ordered filed.
The accountant's report of his examination into the affairs of the finances of The Albany Railway Company, in the matter of its application for an increase of capital stock. Referred to Commissioner Rogers.
Commissioner Rogers submitted a report in the matter of the complaint of Streeter Brothers v. The Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad Company. "Laid upon table, ordered printed and proof sent to Commissioner.
Commissioner Rogers submitted a report in the matter of Merchants' Association of Johnstown v. The Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad Company. Laid on table and ordered printed, aud proof sent to Commissioner.
Commissioner Rogers submitted a report in the matter of S. T. Hopkins v. The West Shore Railway Company, as to crossing. Adopted and ordered issued.
William Lounsbury was heard in an application for a reopening of the matter of Jacob Freileweh et al. v. The Kingston City Railroad Company.
Letter of J. Edward Merrill, Troy and Boston Railroad Company, in answer to complaint of Knights of Labor. Ordered usual course.
Board adjourned until September 29, 10 A. M.
SEPTEMBER 29, 10 A. M. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present Commissioners Kernan and Rogers.
The Secretary submitted the letter of Arthur S. Davis, relative to the crossing at Chili station. Referred to Commissioner Kernan.
Letters of Brooklyn, Bath and West End: New York and Sea Beach ; Prospect Park and Coney Island; Manbattan Beach, and Brooklyn, Flatbush and Coney Island Railroad Companies, relative to their winter service. Referred to Commissioner Kernan. Commissioner Kernan submitted a report on the Silver Creek accident
on the New York, Chicago and St. Louis railroad. Ordered printed and issued.
The Secretary submitted the letter of Jos. A. Mansion, relative to complaint of Knights of Labor against Troy and Boston Railroad Company. Ordered, that Secretary write and
say that at present the Board does deem it wiser to rely on the promise of the company to fix a regular pay-day, rather than to investigate a state of facts the company admits to have existed, but if the irregularity continues, the Board will investigate and take action.
Ordered, that Secretary write The West Shore Railway Company, and ask why, in making up 7 A. M. trains at Kingston, the passenger car is put next to the engine without any intervening baggage or other car between.
Commissioner Rogers offered the following preamble: WHEREAS, upon the application of the petitioners in the matter of Jacob A. Freileweh and others against the Kingston City Railroad Company, alleging that they had had no oppor. tunity to inspect the accountant's report used by the Board in its decision therein, prior to such decision, and that they had, consequently, not fully presented their evidence or argument to rebut the statements contained in such accountant's report, or hearing upon the question of the consents given to the change of route and extension proposed, therefore,
Ordered, that a hearing be granted at Albany on October 12th, 1886, at 1 P. 1., at the Capitol, upon the following questions, to-wit:
1. Have the requisite consents been given for the change of route, and the proposed extensions of the road ?
2. Are any of the statements contained in the accountant's financial report used by the Board incorrect, so far as the same relates to the question of the reduction of the fare?
The Secretary submitted the report of the accountant upon the reduction of the second volume. Board adjourned.
WILLIAM C. HUDSON,
EXPENSES OF THE BOARD. Traveling expenses of the Board of Railroad Commissioners for the twelva months ending September 30, 1886, as filed and audited by items in the office of the Comptroller of the State. (Limited by chapter 353, Laws of 1882, to $500 per month, in the aggregate, or $6,000 per annum.)
Of the three Commmissioners ....
728 63 98 10
Formed under General Railroad Law during year ending September 30,
1886, by filing Articles in the office of the Secretary of State.
XAME OF ROAD.
County in which
Length of road.
30,000 200,000 1,000,000 2,500,000 300,000) 50,000 20,000 20,000 100,000
Baldwinsville Branch Railway...................
7, 1886 Boutenberg Railway
March 17, 1886 Bridge Tunnel
November 26, 1885 Brooklyn Bridge and South Shore
Kings and Queens March
8, 1886 Brooklyn Heights Cable
19, 1886 Broome and Delancey Street Crosstown
16, 1886 Buffalo and Geneva.....
Erie and Ontario.. January 19, 1886 Buffalo and Williamsville
25, 1886 Burnet Street Car.......
July 7, 1886 Canandaigua Street..
May Canastota Northern
Madison & Oneida Central Elevated Railway
March Citizens' Railway......
October 19, 1885 Columbia and Rensselaer..
Col. & Rensselaer. June 15, 1886 Corning and Painted Post
28, 1886 Court Street and East End
23, 1996 Court Street and Riverside...
October 5, 1985 Croton Valley Railway .........
Westchester ........ December 24, 1835
Westchester May 29, 1896
New York... January
11, 1886 Fishkill and Matteawan Street Railway Dutchess
24, 1886 Flushing and College Point Street...
July 26, 1816 Fourteenth Street District Railway ........... New York...... December 29, 1885 Fulton and Oswego ........
December 18, 1883 Geddes Street Railway
March 13, 1856 Genesee Falls Rallway
25, 1886 Harlem Crosstown.
October 9, 1885 Houston and Hoboken Rallway ....
October 17, 1883 Jamestown and Northern
Chautauqua... November 6, 1883 Jamestown Short Line Rallway. ........ Chautauqua...
25, 1886 Kanona and Prattsburgh...
2, 1856 Kings Bridge Cable Railway
New York.......... March
15, 1886 Lexington Avenue and South Ferry
New York.......... March 30, 1886 Lockport Street ...
h, 1885 Long Island City and Sea Beach
Kings and Queens March 3, 1856 Long Island Elevated
New York.. August 19, 1856
27, 1883 Metropolitan Surface.
23, JASA Montague Street Railway.
3, 1825 Newburgh Street Rallway..,
16, 1886 New Jersey and New York Extension
2, 1836 New York District Railway ..
December 25, 1885 New York and Pallsade
December 30, 1885 New York Suburban Railway
బల్యం - 3
150,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
1, 1886 New York Surface Railway
New York.......... February
1, 1826 Nagara Falls and Whirlpool Railway.
7, 1886 Northern Adirondack Extension.
February 17, 1886 Ogdensburgh Street Railway.
St. Lawrence December 22, 1885 Otis Elevating Railway..
November 23, 1R85 Oyster Bay Extension.....
August 31, 1886 Peoples' Surface Railway.
New York....... November 17, 1895 Poughkeepsie and Southeastern
September 1, 1866 Riter Avenue and Sanford's Point
September 23, 1836
June 22, A6 Rockaway Village
7 2 5
20,000 300,000 100,000 25,000