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Conesus Lake Salt and Mining Company v. Conesus Lake Railroad Company. Usual C. Sullivan, relative to Harlem Horse Railroad Company. Laid over. C. M. Depew, New York Central and West Shore Railroad Company, relative to complaint of John Moore. Ordered copy to be sent to John Moore.

Of T. Dick, relative to conductors on Harlem railroad. Ordered usual course. Of Stephen T. Hopkins, relative to crossing on West Shore railroad, near Saugerties. Usua course.

Of J. M. Toucey, relative to Chili crossing. Ordered, case closed.

Commissioner Rogers called up his report on the matter of Crary, Hall & Co. v. The Ney York, Ontario and Western Railway Company. After discussion and amendment the report was adopted and ordered printed and issued.

Commissioner Rogers submitted a draft of a letter relative to the action of a conductor on the Geneva, Ithaca and Sayre railroad on June 3d. Ordered sent.

The Board adjourned until 10 A. M., June 8th.

JUNE 8, 1886, 10 A. M. The Board met pursuant to adjourpmentPresent - Commissioners Kernan ard Rogers.

The Board heard H. G. Young on behalf of the Ulster and Delaware Railroad Company, and J. F. Terry, attorney for village of Mechanicville; George E. Lockwood, president; Charles Wheeler, Charles Howland and A. M. Wheeler, board of trustees of village; C. E. Gorsline, 0. B. Tompkins and Dr. Kuiskern, board of health; C. B. Sheffer, F. L. Mead, J. E. Smith, D. E. LaDow, C. M, Fort and W. C. Tallmadge on behalf of Mechanicville, in the matter of complaint of board of bealth of village of Mechanicville.

Mr. M. Pinney was beard in the matter of the bill permitting the Kanowa and Prattsburgh Railroad Company to use a forty-pound rail, referred by the Governor to the Board. The Board ordered that said bill be returned approved, with draft of letter submitted. The Secretary informed the Board that Commissioner O'Donnell had asked to be recorded in the affirmative on this bill.

Mr. E. F. J. Gaynor, auditor of the Manhattan Elevated Railway, was heard in the matter of Strahan v. The Manhattan Elevated Company.

Commissioner Kernan reported in case No. 234, Town of Riga v. The New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, and moved that the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company send an estimate of the cost and quantity of grading of approach to crossing. Carried.

Commissioner Kernan reported on case No. 258, Trustees of the Village of Bath v. The New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company. Report adopted and ordered issued.

Commissioner Kernan reported on case No. 237, Trustees of Village of Mt. Morris v. The Buffalo, New York and Philadelphia Railroad Company. Report adopted and ordered issued.

Commissioner Kernan reported on case No. 218, Citizens of Nunda v. The Lackawanna and Pittsburgh Railroad Company. Report adopted and ordered issued.

Commissioner Rogers moved that the Secretary be instructed to procure lamps for the office from the superintendent of public buildings.

The Matter of Citizens of Whitestown and New Hartford v. The Utica, Clinton and Binghamton Railroad Company, was ordered set down for hearing at Utica, Monday, 14th, åt 8:45 P. M.

Ordered that the date of hearing in the matter of Mechanicville, be changed to the 21st at 8 P. X.

The bill relating to the Otis Elevating Railroad Company, referred by the Governor to the Board, was considered. Ordered returned without approval and that the draft of letter of transmittal submitted be approved and sent. The Secretary submitted that Commissioner O'Donnell desired to be recorded in the affirmative on this bill.

The Board adjourned until 10 a. M., Wednesday, June 9th.

JCNE 9, 1886. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present — Commissioners Kernan and Rogers.

Charles E. Harris, superintendent of the New Williamsburgh and Flatbush Railroad Com. pany, was beard in answer to complaint of D. J. Wilson.

Hon. I. H. Maynard and Hon. A. Schoonmaker, jr., were heard in the matter of Maynard v. The Ulster and Delaware Railroad Company.

The Secretary submitted letter of Nelson Burdick, relative to decision of Board in his matter. Ordered, that he be answered in the affirmative.

In the matter of Mr. Wilson v. The New Williamsburgh and Flatbush Railroad Company. Ordered, that the Secretary write to complainant that the road has been heard in the matter. Board adjourned until 10 A. M., June 11th.

JUNE 11, 1886, 10 A. M. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present Commissioners Kernan and Rogers.

Commissioner Kernan reported that he bad held a hearing in the matter of Maynard y. The Ulster and Delaware Railroad Company, at Kingston on June 10th. Report accepted.

Commissioner Rogers presented a report upon the bill known as the Modified Cantor bill, referred by the Governor to the Board for opinion, and by the Board referred to him for examination and report on June 9th. Report accepted.

The bill known as the Brooklyn Elevated Railroad Fare bill was taken up. A representative of Mr. Lauterbach was heard and announced the withdrawal of the Brooklyn Elevated Company from advocacy of the bill. Ordered, that the draft of a letter submitted to the Board relative thereto be adopted and sent with the bill when returned to the Gover. nor, which was also ordered.

Commissioner Rogers called up his report on the Modified Cantor bill. After discussion and amendment the report was adopted and ordered sent to the Governor. Ordered that bill be returned to the Governor.

Commissioner Kernan moved that in view of the fact that the vouchers of 1882, in re Maynard v. The Ulster and Delaware Railroad Company had been found, that the place of hearing be changed from Albany to Kingston on June 29th, 10 a. M. Carried. Ordered that Secretary so inform the parties in interest.

The Secretary submitted the bill of the Argus Publishing Company for $229.10. Ordered referred to the Secretary.

Also bill of National Express Company, $234.20. Ordered approved.
Board adjourned.

WILLIAM C. HUDSON,

Secretary

JUNE 15, 1886.
The Board met pursuant to rule. Present - Commissioners Kernan and Rogers.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
The Secretary submitted the unfinished business under the rule as follows :

Letter of A. S. Davis, highway commissioner of Chili, relative to the crossing at that place. Ordered filed and that the Secretary write Mr. Davis to inform this Board after the expiration of two more weeks, whether the improvements have been made, and also draw bis attention to the fact that Mr. Toucey promises gates.

Letter of L. P. West, relative to complaint of Conesus Salt Lake Company v. The Conesus Lake Railroad Company. Ordered usual course.

Of Charles Bell, relative to Herkimer Station. Ordered filed. Of New Williamsburgh and Flatbush Railroad Company, relative to complaint of D. J. Wilson. Ordered, that copy be sent and that the complainant be requested to see the Board in New York city on the 22d inst at the Chamber of Commerce, where opportunity will be given to point out the grievance and suggest a remedy.

Of James Brown v. The New York, Boston, Albany and Schenectady Railroad Company. Ordered usual course.

Certified copy of the meeting of Stockholders of Troy and Lansingburgh Railroad Company, in proceedings for increase of capitai stock. Ordered laid over.

of John Moore, relative to his complaint against The West Shore Railroad Company. Ordered filed.

Of Rome, Watertown and Ugdensburgh Railroad Company. Answer to complaint of McEwan Bros. Ordered usual course.

Affidavit in the matter of Mr. Freileweh v. The Kingston City Railroad Company. Filed with papers, Of J. P. Mickle, relative to complaint of Timothy Dick. Ordered usual course.

Of Frisbie, Blanchard & Co., complaint against the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company. Ordered usual course.

Reply of Woodbury Engine Company v. The New York Central and Hudson River Rail. road Company. Referred to Commissioner Rogers to examine and report to Board.

Of Levi J. DeLand. Referred to Commissioner Kernan to examine and report to Board. Adjourned.

WILLIAM C. HUDSON,

Secretary.

JUNE 21, 1886. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present — Commissioners Kernan and Rogers. The minutes of ihe last meeting were read and approved. The Secretary submitted the unfinished business under the rule as follows:

Telegram of A. H. Mann and letter of_W. 0. McDowell, relative to the complaint of W. 0. McDowell v. The New York and Sea Beach Railroad Company. Ordered tiled.

Letter of John King, president of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Com. pany, in answer to complaint of Frisbie, Blancbard & Co. Ordered usual course.

Letter of C. D. Hammond, relative to complaint of H. Barnum. Ordered usual course.

Of Franklin D. Locke, Buffalo, New York and Philadelpbia Railroad Company, relative to determination in matter Mt. Morris. Ordered, that an opportunity for a hearing be given on Wednesday, June 30th, 10 a. M. and that the Secretary so notify.

Letter J. M. Toucey, relative to Chili crossing. Ordered tiled.

Of E. Doolittle of Schuylerville, relative to the complaint against The Delaware and Hudson Canal Company; issue joined. Referred to Commissioner Kernan.

Of Conesus Lake Salt and Mining Company, relative to its complaint against The Conesus Lake Railroad Company. Issue joined and referred to Commissioner Rogers.

Brief of petitioners in matter of Kingston City Railroad Company. Ordered filed.

Of H. G. Young, Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, relative to determination in the complaint of Mr. Churchill. Ordered case closed and copy sent complainants.

of J. G. Jenkins, in matter of decision rendered by Board relative to freight rates. Referred to Commissioner Kernan.

Commissioner Rogers submitted by letter a report upon the matter of Woodbury Engine Co. against The New York Central and West Shore Railroad Companies.

Ordered copy sent.

The Secretary submitted bill of Weed, Parsons & Co., for printing and binding 500 copies of report of the Board for year ending September 30, 1885, at $3,067.31. Ordered approved.

Ordered, That Secretary notify the parties in interest in towns of Whitestone and New Hartford, in the matter of the complaint against the Utica, Clinton and Binghamton Rail. road Company, that further hearing will be had at Baggs' Hotel, Thursday, July 1st, 2:15

Complaint of Dr. E. G. Sihler against The New York Central and Hudson River and Harlem roads. Ordered usual course. Adjourned to Wednesday, June 30, 1886.

WILLIAM C. HUDSON,

Secretary.

P. M.

JUNE 30, 1886. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present - Commissioners Kernan and Rogers. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Secretary submitted the unfinished business under the rule, as follows: Reply of Frisbie, Blanchard & Co., to answer of The New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company. Ordered filed. W. L. Smith, counsel for petitioners, was heard in application for an early hearing. The Board ordered that a communication be sent the company suggesting an arrangement of difficulties, and in case of failure to arrange setting down a hearing at Albany on July 13, 1886.

The Board authorized Mr. McMerrill to serve subpænas in the matter of Frisbie, Blanchard & Co. v. The New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company.

The report of the accountant in the matter of W. 0. McDowell v. The New York and Sea Beach Railroad Company accepted, and ordered also that a copy of the accountant's report of March 23, 1886, be sent to company and Mr. McDowell.

Also, letter of Mr. McDowell and copy of decision of arbitrators. Ordered filed. Letter of I. H. Maynard, relative to time of hearing at Kingston 29th. Ordered filed.

Of S. T. Freeman, answer of road to complaint of James Brown against The New York, Schenectady, and Boston and Albany Railroad Company. Ordered usual course.

Papers relating to the Mechanicville case, consisting of petition of residents of Mechanic. ville (from complainants); letter of Mr. Coombs, Boston, Hoosac Tunnel and Western Railroad Company, W. C. Tallmadge of various residents of Mechanicville (from defendants) and petition of Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. Ordered filed.

Accountant's report of his examination of the books of the Troy and Lansingburgh Railroad Company. Accepted.

Commissioner Kernan submitted a report thereupon, granting the application for increase of capital stock of $50,000. Adopted and ordered issued.

Leiter of McEwen Bros. v. Rome, Watertown and Odgensburgh and Utica and Black River Railroad Companies. Papers in the case referred to Commissioner Kernan.

Commissioner Rogers submitted a report in the matter of the Town of Beekman v. The New York and New England Railroad Company. Accepted and ordered filed with papers.

Commissioner Rogers reported in the maiter of Copesus Lake Salt and Mining Company v. The Conesus Lake Railroad Company, by draft of letter, which was ordered sent to company.

Mr. H. G. Young appeared before the Board in the matters of the complaint of the village authorities of Mechanicville ; of Rodney Churchill; and the inspection of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company Railroad system.

Ordered, That Secretary inform the inspector that the company would furnish facilities for the inspection which was to be made about the first of Augusi.

Ordered, That the inspector be instructed to go to Saratoga and inspect the point where the switch was proposed to be placed, so as to switch cars into Churchill's coal yard, and report to the Board.

Adjourned until July 1st, 9 A. M.

JULY 1st, 9 A. M., 1886. Board met. Present - Commissioners Kernan and Rogers. Commissioner Rogers submitted a report on the car coupler test of June 16th and 17th. Adopted and ordered issued.

NEW BUSINESS,
Complaint of W. C. Tallmadge. Usual course.
The bill of the Hammond type writer of $100 was approved.
Complaint of Gilbert Du Bois. Usual course.
Adjourned until Tuesday, 3 P. M., July 6th,

WILLIAM C. HUDSON,

Secretary.

JULY 6, 1886. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present — Commissioners Kernan and Rogers. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Secretary submitted the unfinished business under the rule as follows:

Reply of James Brown to answer of the New York, Albany, Boston and Schenectady Railroad Companies. Referred to Commissioner Kernan.

Report of the inspector, Mr. Spencer, on the Churchill switch at Saratoga. Referred to Commissioner Rogers.

Letters of June 30th and July 1st of J. D. Layng and of Stephen T. Hopkins of July 5th, relative to the West Shore crossing near Saugerties. Ordered, that a copy of the letter of Mr. Hopkins be sent to the West Shore company with the question, “What objection there is to filling as suggested therein?”

Letter of Ben. Scott, referred to the Board by the Governor. Referred to Commissioner Rogers.

Letter of Anglo-Swiss Milk Company relative to its complaint against the New York, Lake Erie and Western and New York, Ontario and Western Railroad Companies. Referred to Commissioner Kernan who reported by letter. Ordered sent with a copy of the evidence taken on June 22d.

Letters of Reuben R. Lyon, clerk of the village of Bath, and John King, president of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company, relative to the Belfast street crossing at Bath. Ordered, that the letter of Mr. King be sent to Mr. Lyon. Ordered, that in the matter of Loper & Burr, hearing be set down for 13th inst., 10 A, M.

Telegram from Franklin D. Locke, counsel of the Buffalo, New York and Philadelphia Railroad Company, asking postponemet in the Mt. Morris case. Granted and set down for July 13th, 10 A, M.

Letters of H. and W. J. Welch and Thomas P. Fowler, in New York, Ontario and Western, and in Crary, Hall & Co. against said company. Ordered laid over until next week.

Letters of June 30th and July 1st, from Chauncey Hagadorn, relative to Nunda v. Lack. awanna and Pittsburgh Railroad Company. Referred to Commissioner Kernan.

Letter of C. F. Liscom, relative to the complaint of citizens of Suspension Bridge. Copy ordered sent to the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, with request as to what action is expected to be taken.

Alfred Pell, complaining of crossing at Highland Falls on the West Shore railroad.
Ordered usual course.

Bill of American Express Company for $254.10. Ordered approved.
Bill of T. J. Cowell for $264.63. Ordered approved.

Commissioner Rogers reported on a telegram received from J. D. Burton, superintendent Long Island railroad, alleging dangerous condition of temporary track at Canoe Place, by action of State work. Referred to the Secretary to confer with the Superintendent of Public Works and report to Board.

Commissioner Kernan reported in the matter of Levi DeLand by letter to J. M. Toucey. Ordered sent.

Commissioner Kernan reported in the matter of E. Doolittle. Accepted and ordered filed. Commissioner Kernan reported in the matter of J. G. Jenkins by letter. Ordered sent.

Commissioner Kernan, in the matter of the complaint of A. Steber, reported that the complaint should be sent to the New York, Ontario and Western Railway Company.

Commissioner Rogers reported in the Ben Scott matter by letter. Ordered sent.

Ordered, that the form of a circular submitted by Commissioner Kernan, relative to tariff sheets, be issued. Board adjourned.

WILLIAM C. HUDSON,

Secretary.

JULY 13, 1886.
The Board met pursuant to rule. All present.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
The Secretary submitted the unfinished business, under the rule, as follows:

Letter of Rodney Churchill, relative to his complaint against the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. Referred to Commissioner Rogers.

Letter of Frank J. Kearney against the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company. Ordered usual course, and that Mr. Kearney be referred to the section relating to crossings in chap. 439.

Letter of J. D. and F. F. Graham, relative to fencing on the Rensselaer and Saratoga railroad. Ordered usual course.

Answer to the complaint of Gilbert Du Bois against the New York, Ontario and Western Railway Company. Ordered sent to complainant and case closed.

Letter of F. F. Smith (citizens of Mechanicville v. The Delaware and Hudson Canal Company). Ordered filed with the papers and referred to Commissioner Rogers to report to the Board.

Of George A. Streeter & Brother, complaining of the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad Company. Ordered usual course.

Of J. M. Toucey, relative to the depot at Suspension Bridge. Ordered sent to complainants and case closed.

Of A. S. Davies, highway commissioner town of Chili. Ordered that Secretary write to Mr. Toucey that the Board is again importuned by highway commissioner of town of Chili for remedy at the crossing at that point, to urge the road to complete the matter.

Of J. A. King, New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company, and Walter Lloyd Smith, relative to complaint of Frisbie, Blanchard & Co. Ordered filed, and to write Mr. King the objections presented by Mr. Smith.

Of Rudolph Kraft to Commissioner O'Donnell and by Commissioner O'Donnell delivered to the Secretary on Wednesday, July 7th, with a memorandum to discover by whose order the fence was erected, and letter of H. Holton Wood, Staten Island Rapid Transit Company. Referred to Commissioner Kernan.

of John G. Douglass, relative to sliding doors. Ordered filed with improvement papers.

Of New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, in answer to complaint of Dr. Silsbee. Usual course.

Of G. O. Membery and Charles H. Parsons, jr., relative to condition of side of tracks. Usual course and case closed.

Letters of W. & H. J. Welch, Crary, Hall & Co., and Thomas P. Fowler. Ordered, that Secretary write that Board bas not received the communication promised.

Of Cross and Miller, relative to printed tariff sheet. Ordered usual course.
Of Gray P. Pelton, Poughkeepsie, Hartford and Boston Railroad Company. Laid over.
Of Conesus Lake Railroad Company. Referred to Commissioner Rogers.
Of Chauncey Hagadorn. Referred to Commissioner Kernan.
Of Mr. Oliver relative to Bethlehem crossing. Referred to Commissioner Kernan.
Commissioner O'Donnell reported as follows:

In the matter referred to him in relation to complaints to this Board, that it appears occasionally in the reply to a complaint that the road has never been requested by the complainant to correct or remedy the wrong complained of, and that sometimes, had such complaint been first made to the road it might have been adjụsted without the interven. tion of this Board. The following resolution is therefore recommended for the adoption of the Board, and that the Secretary be directed to prepare a circular to be sent to persons complaining against a railroad in accordance with this resolution.

Risoloed, That hereafter when a complaint against a railroad company or request for relief is received by the Board, the Secretary shall immediately address a communication to the complainant inquiring if the matter was laid before the railroad company, provided it does not appear upon the face of the complaint that it has, and if so, to include that fact and I je answer of the company, or the fact of no answer in the complaint to the Board; and in case no such complaint or request has been made to the railroad company to notify the complainant that such complaint or request will be held until the complainant make such complaint or request of the railroad company and notify the Board thereof.

The resolution was adopted.

Ordered, That Secretary proceed to secure estimates on the bridge strain sheet, and if necessary send a man to New York to secure them.

Ordered, That the usual number of steam and borse blanks, annual reports, be printed, 300 horse and 600 steam.

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