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STATE OF INDIANA

FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

RAILROAD COMMISSION

OF INDIANA

1909

To the Governor

INDIANAPOLIS:
WM. B. BURFORD, CONTRACTOR FOR STATE PRINTING AND BINDING

1910

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THE STATE OF INDIANA,
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

January 28, 1910.
Received by the Governor, examined and referred to the Auditor of
State for verification of the financial statement.

LITTAHER LIBRARY

OFFICE OF AUVITOR OF STATE,

INDIANAPOLIS, February 16, 1910. The within report, so far as the same relates to moneys drawn from the State Treasury, has been examined and found correct.

J. C. BILLHEIMER,

Auditor of State.

February 16, 1910.

Returned by the Auditor of State, with above certificate, and transmitted to Secretary of State for publication, upon the order of the Board of Commissioners of Public Printing and Binding.

MARK THISTLETHWAITE,

Secretary to the Governor.

Filed in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of Indiana, February 17, 1910.

FRED A. SIMS,

Secretary of State.

Received the within report and delivered to the printer February 17, 1910.

A. E. BUTLER,

Clerk Printing Board.

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STATE OF INDIANA.

RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS.

WILLIAM J. WOOD, Evansville....
*HENRY M. DOWLING, Indianapolis....
JOHN F. McCLURE, Anderson....
FRANK E. PAYNE, Jeffersonville...

.Term expires 1913
.Term expires 1911
.Term expires 1912
Term expires 1911

JOSEPH L. REILEY, Secretary.
M. T. BRADY, Clerk.
J. B. McNEELY, Assistant Clerk.
H. O. GARMAN, Purdue University, Consulting Engineer.
ALEXANDER SHANE, Chief Inspector.
DAVID E. MATTHEWS, Inspector.
ROBERT T. PROCTOR, Inspector.
FLORENCE A. MELOON, Stenographer.
MYRTLE M. DRURY, Stenographer.
K. WOLVERTON, Stenographer.

Office Room, 84 State House.
Public Hearing Room, 85 State House.

Chairman's Room, 83 State House.
Commissioners' Room, 50 State House.

*Resigned January 1, 1910.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT COVERING THE FISCAL YEAR

ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1909.

Received from appropriations...

$28,274 75

Disbursed on orilers of Commission-
For postage

$461 16 Telephone r. ntal and long distance service... 200 71 Telegraph service

75 18 For office supplies and miscellaneous.

81 34 Express, transfer and messenger service.

60 56 Office and other extra help.....

3,661 58 Fees paid officers and legal notices, publication.. 21 05 Fees paid witnesses

18 00 Fees paid en zineer inspecting interlocking plants 380 12 Fees paid co:sulting engineers, special service (committee)

101 90 Expenses convention on accident classification... 180 00 Periodicals and publications for library.....

49 00 Traveling expenses of commission, secretary, clerk and inspectors

1,310 94 Printing

201 26

$6,802 80 Salaries three commissioners, one year, at $4,000 each

. $12,000 00 Salary paid secretary, one year.

2,500 00 Salary paid clerk, 5 10-31 months, at $150 per month

799 31 Salary paid chief inspector, one year..

2,100 00 Salaries paid two inspectors, one year each. 3,000 00

$20,399 31 For legal services and expenses, special appropriation*

1,072 64

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FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

Railroad Commission of Indiana, .

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA,

January 1, 1910. To the Hon. Thomas R. Marshall, Governor of Indiana:

We respectfully submit the Fourth Annual Report of the Railroad Commission of Indiana.

The Commission, during the past year, has endeavored to faithfully and energetically perform its duties. Its continuous work has been shown and published in former reports. As its functions become better known, the Commission is brought more and more in communication with all localities in the state. Formally or informally, the latter where practicable, we have considered complaints and appeals as to rates, practices, discriminations, rebates, penalties, car service, train service and connections and accommodations, agents, and depots, new and old, and lighting, heating and sanitary conditions. We have supervised the physical road, and through our inspectors and otherwise have obtained information as to the manner in which they are operated with reference to the security of employes and the public. Reports of all railroad accidents have been made to us, and these have been carefully examined and investigated, and such recommendations made to the railroad companies as will tend to prevent like accidents. Interlocking plants, their installation and operation come under our jurisdiction, and are carefully attended to. We have continued to insist on elevation, care and safety of bridges, and the elevation of telephone and other wires to lawful clearance, and on the removal of lateral obstructions, and on the cleaning up and leveling the tracks, and the boxing of dangerous wires and pipes. We have inspected bridges and cars and engines, and ties and tracks and

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