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ered by the owner or shipper of any animals for the time they are detained under the provisions of this act.
§ 3. Any railroad company, owner, consignee, or person in charge of said cattle, sheep, or swine, who shall violate any provision of this act, shall, for each and every such violation, be liable for and forfeit and pay a penalty in the sum of one hundred dollars, to be sued for and collected in any court having jurisdiction, by any person, in the name of the people of the State of New York, one-half of the penalty, when collected, to belong to the informer, and the balance to be paid to the State Treasurer of the State of New York.
8 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
CHAP 697. AN ACT supplementary to the act entitled “An act to
authorize the formation of railroad corporations, and to regulate the same," passed April 2, 1850.
Passed April 20, 1866. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
Section 1. It shall be lawful for any number of persons, not less than ten, to form themselves into a company for constructing, maintaining, and operating a railway for public use, in the conveyance of persons and property, by means of a propelling rope or cable attached to stationary power, and upon compliance with the provisions of the first three sections of the act to which this is supplementary, they shall become a body corporate and politic, according to the provisions of said act; Provided, That the directors of any such company may be limited to any number not less than five, to be specified in the articles of association.
8 2. Any such company may style itself by the name of the inventor or patentee of the particular method of propulsion used, together with such local designation as the associates may deem desirable, and shall, by such name set forth in their articles of association, have and enjoy all the powers and privileges and be subject to the liabilities mentioned in the aforesaid act passed April second, eighteen hundred and fifty, so far as the same are comprised in the first twenty-six sections and the twenty-eighth section thereof.
§ 3. Companies formed under the provisions of this supplementary act may fix and collect rates of fare on their respective roads, not exceeding five cents for each mile or any fraction of a mile, for each passenger, and with right to a minimum fare of ten cents.
§ 4. It shall be lawful for any company formed under this act to construct and operate and maintain a road or roads in any other State or country in which the same does not conflict with the laws of such State or country; provided the assent of inventors or patentees are first obtained in the same manner and extent as would be necessary within the United States.
§ 5. Any company heretofore formed, or hereafter to be formed under the provisions of the act entitled “ An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations and to regulate the same," passed April second, eighteen hundred and fifty, or the acts amendatory thereof, may extend the time for the continuance of such company beyond the time mentioned in the original articles of association for such purpose, by the consent of two-thirds in amount of the stock held by the stockholders of said company in a certificate to be signed and proved or acknowledged by the stockholders signing the same, so as to entitle it to be recorded, which certificate shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, who shall upon such filing, record the same in the book kept in his office for the record of articles of association of railroad companies under said act, and make a memorandum of such record in the margin of the original articles of association in such book; and thereupon the time of the existence of such company shall be extended as designated in such certificate.
$ 6. This act shall take effect immediately.
CHAP. 798. . AN ACT prohibiting the issue or use of free passes on the railroads of this State.
Passed April 25, 1866. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1, Every railroad company in this State is hereby prohibited from issuing free passes over its respective road or roads, or carrying persons or property free of charge over its road or roads, except such persons as may be injured upon its road or roads, and excepting such persons as may be employed by such railroad company, as clerks, laborers, officers or attorneys, and excepting also sick and disabled soldiers
§ 2. The penalty for a violation of this act shall be fifty dollars for each offense, to be sued for and recovered in the county where the offense shall be committed, by the district attorney thereof, in the name of the people of this state, and when collected, shall be paid into the treasury of the State.
8 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
OF THE REPORTS OF THE RAILROAD CORPORATIONS FOR THE
YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1866.
$88, 761, 700 00 96, 598, 776 59
STOCK AND DEBTS.
acts of the Legislature,....
90, 842, 660 21 94, 675, 951 48 63, 135, 310 81 69, 773, 547 59 5, 453, 954 71 4, 601, 682 21
74, 377, 330 32
$13, 883, 000 00 12, 566, 850 00
Roads operated by Horse Power :
acts of the Legislature,.
12, 167, 010 00 12, 294, 720 00 5, 739, 604 93 6, 547, 500 00
565, 737 60 466, 750 36
7,014, 250 36
$34, 270, 878 75 “ bridges,...
2, 322, 722 41 “ superstructure, including iron,..
23, 342, 230 90 passenger and freight stations, buildings and fixtures,..
4,832, 203 90 engine and car houses, machine shops, machinery and fixtures,..
3, 491, 903 89 “ land, land damages and fences,
9, 285, 459 79 locomotives and fixtures and snow plows, .
8, 946; 660 22 passenger and baggage cars,...
3, 405, 142 63 freight and other cars,..
7, 312, 047 36 engineering and agencies, etc.,....... 8, 209, 199 76 Total cost of construction and equipment of roads using steam power,..
* $ 205, 689, 508 21 Total cost of construction and equipment of roads using horse power,.....
15, 130, 244 79 TABLE O.
2, 830. 03 Lengtli of roads laid,....
2, 514. 49 Length of double track, including sidings,
1, 201. 38 Length of branches laid,.....
633. 43 Length of double track on same,.
36. 43 Length of equivalent single track,...
4, 384. 73 Number of engine houses and shops,
179 Number of engines,.
1, 002 Number of first class passenger cars,..
846 Number of second class cars,....
342 Number of baggage, mail and express cars,
294 Number of freight cars,..
* Includes entire cost of Atlantic and Great Western Railway, from Salamanca, New York, to Dayton, Ohio, $56,085,22 01.