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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, relative 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 Bur. dick, James A. Ward, and to both corporations;

course.

Xelsox BURDICK, Esq. :

Sir- Notice is herewith given that at the request of J. A. Ward, Esq., counsel for complainant, 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 to conforın 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, Albany 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 com. plaint 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; Manhattan Beach, and Brooklyn, Flatbush and Coney Island Railroad Companies, relative to their winter service. Referred to Commissioner Kerpan.

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. . 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 ?

Adopted.

The Secretary submitted the report of the accountant upon the reduction of the second volume. Board adjourned.

WILLIAM C. HUDSON,

Secretary.

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.
Of the inspector and accountant
Of the marshal, stenographer, clerks, etc..

Total.........

$1,367 41

729 63 98 10

$2,194 14

Formed under General Railroad Law during year ending September 30,

1886, by filing Articles in the office of the Secretary of State.

NAME OF ROAD.

County in which

located.

Articles Aled.

Length of road.

Capital stock.

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Erie ....

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Baldwinsville Branch Railway.................... Onondaga

July

7, 1886 Boutenberg Railway

Orange ......

March 17, 1886 Bridge Tunnel..

Kings

November 26, 1885 Brooklyn Bridge and South Shore

Kings and Queens March 8, 1886 Brooklyn eights Cable...

Kings

March

19, 1886 Broome and Delancey Street Crosstown New York....... January 16, 1886 Buffalo and Geneva.

Erie and Ontario... January

J9, 1886 Buffalo and Williamsville ..................

March

25, 1886 Burnet Street Car............

Onondaga

July

7, 1886 Canandaigua Street..

Ontario

May

4, 1886 Canastota Northern

Madison & Oneida Central Elevated Railway

Kings

March 6, 1886 Oltizens' Railway..............

New York.

October 19, 1885 Columbia and Rensselaer.

Col. & Rensselaer. June 15, 1886 Corning and Painted Post

Steuben

June 28, 1886 Court Street and East End

Broome

March 23, 1886 Court Street and Riverside...

Broome

October 5, 1885 Croton Valley Railway ......................

Westchester December 24, 1885
Eastchester

Westchester May 29, 1886
East New York, Bayside and Ozone Park... Kings and Queens December 24, 1885
Fifty-second, Fifty-third streets and Eastern
Boulevard

New York... January

11, 1886 Fishkill and Matteawan Street Railway Dutchess

February

24, 1886 Flushing and College Point Street.

Queens

July

26, 1886 Fourteenth Street District Railway

New York.

December 29, 1885 Fulton and Oswego .........

Oswego.

December 18, 1885 Geddes Street Rallway ............

Onondaga

March 13, 1886 Genesee Falls Rallway

Monroe..

May

25, 1886 Harlem Crosstown...

New York.

October 9, 1885 Houston and Hoboken Rallway

New York.

October 17, 1885 Jamestown and Northern ............................ Chautauqua... November 6, 1885 Jamestown Short Line Rallway....

Chautauqua..... May 25, 1886 Kanona and Prattsburgh..........

Steuben

April 2, 1886 Kings Bridge Cable Railway

New York......... March

15, 1886 Lexington Avenue and South Ferry

New York......... March 30), 1886 Lockport Street .....

Niagara

October

6, 1885 Long Island City and Sea Beach

Kings and Queens March

3, 1856 Long Island Elevated

Kings

June

5, 1886 Madison Avenue and Twenty-third Street... New York... October 27, 1885 Melrose and West Morrisania

New York.

August 19, 1886 Metropolitan Surface......

New York

October 27, 1885 Metropolitan Surface.

New York.

January

23, 886 Montague Street Railway.

Kings

October

3, 1825 Newburgh Street Rallway.

Orange

January 16, 1886 New Jersey and New York Extension Rockland..

June

2, 1886 New York District Railway

New York,

December 25, 1885 New York and Pallsade

Rockland.

December 30, 1885 New York Suburban Railway

New York.. February

I, 1886 New York Surface Railway

New York.

February

1, 1886 Niagara Falls and Whirlpool Rallway. Niagara ...

January

7, 1886 Northern Adirondack Extension..

Franklin

February 17, 1886 Ogdensburgh Street Railway

St. Lawrence December 22, 1885 Otis Elevating Railway..

Greene

November 23, 1885 Oyster Bay Extension.........

Queens.... ......

August 31, 1886 Peoples' Sarface Railway .......

New York......... November 17, 1885 Poughkeepsie and Southeastern

Dutchess

September 1, 1886 Riker Avenue and Sanford's Point . Queens

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8

500,000 1,000,000 100,000

50,000

125,000 2,000,000 2,500,000

35,000 1,900.000 1,000,000

10 3 19

1 1-10
4 1-2
25
7
1-2

20,000

300,000 10,000,000 10,000,000

250,000

2 1-2
12

..

28 40 3 24

40,000

30,000 36,000,000

150,000 1,000,000 1,000,000

100,000 300,000

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September 23, 1886 Rochester, Hornellsville and Lackawanna. Steuben, Allegh'y June 9, 1886 Rochester Terminal.........................

Monroe.

June

22, 1886 Rockaway Village

Queens

March 6, 1886

2
17
6
1

20,000 300,000 100,000 25,000

NEW COMPANIES FORMED DURING YEAR — Continued.

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Rome City Street Railway
Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburgh Ter-

minal
Salina and Oakwood
Schenectady Street Railway
Sea Beach and Sheepshead Bay
Sea Cliff Inclined Cable Railway
Seneca Falls and Cayuga Lake
Seneca Falls, Restvale and Cayuga Lake
Seventh Ward Railway.
State Line and Stony Point
Staten Island Northern
St. Nicholas Avenue and Crosstown
South Brooklyn and Flatbush ..
South Brooklyn Street
Syracuse and Baldwinsville
Syracuse and South Bay.....
Terminal Underground.

Third Ward Railway
| Twenty-third Street District Railway.

Union Elevated.
Utica Belt Line Street
Westfield and Chautauqua
Woodlawn and Butternut Street
Yonkers
Yonkers Street...............

$50,000 50,000 50,000 25,000 10,000 10,000 40,000 30,000

50,000 2,500,000 1,900,000 700,000 500,000 200.000

60,000 250,000 500,000

50,000 4,000,000 1,000,000 150,000 375,000 30,000

200,000 100,000

REORGANIZATIONS.

THE ROCHESTER AND PITTSBURGH RAILROAD COMPANY. This road, after being sold under mortgage foreclosure, was reorganized under the corporate name of “The Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad Company."

Certificate of incorporation filed October 28, 1885.

THE BROOKLYN, BATH AND CONEY ISLAND RAILROAD COMPANY. This road was sold under mortgage foreclosure, and immediately thereafter reorganized under the corporate name of “The Brooklyn, Bath and West End Railroad Company."

Certificate of incorporation filed November 25, 1885.

THE NEW YORK, WEST SHORE AND BUFFALO RAILWAY COMPANY. The above road was sold under mortgage foreclosure. Immediately thereafter it was reorganized under the corporate name of The West Shore Railroad Company."

Certificate of incorporation filed December 5, 1885.

THE NEW YORK FORDHAM AND BRONX RAILWAY COMPANY. The commissioners appointed under chapter 606, Laws of 1875, by the mayor of the city of New York. relative to determining the necessity of steam rail.

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ways in said city, reported that the capital stock had been subscribed, the percentages paid in (viz., $40,000) and that it was intended to construct, maintain and operate said road in good faith.

Certificate of incorporation filed December 9, 1885.

THE CONEY ISLAND ELEVATED RAILWAY COMPANY. The above road, after being sold under mortgage foreclosure, was reorganized ander the corporate name of “The Sea View Railroad Company.'

Certificate of incorporation filed June 4, 1886.

THE NEW YORK AND BRIGHTON BEACH RAILWAY COMPANY. This road, after being sold under mortgage foreclosure, was reorganized under the corporate name of “The Sea Beach and Brighton Railroad Company." Certificate of incorporation filed July 26, 1886.

CONSOLIDATIONS.

THE SYRACUSE, GENEVA AND CORNING RAILROAD COMPANY, AND THE PENN

YAN AND NEW YORK RAILWAY COMPANY. The articles of consolidation of the above companies into one organization, to be known as “ The Syracuse, Geneva and Corning Railway Company,” were filed No. vember 2, 1885.

THE SOUTH FERRY AND SEA SIDE DIRECT TRANSIT COMPANY, THE TUNNEL ExTENSION RAILWAY COMPANY, AND THE BRIDGE TUNNEL RAILWAY COMPANY.

Articles of consolidation into one organization of the above-named companies, to be known as “The Brooklyn Sub.Railway Company,” were filed March 5, 1886.

THE UTICA AND BLACK RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY, THE CLAYTON AND THERESA RAILROAD COMPANY, AND THE OGDENSBURGH AND MORRISTOWN RAILROAD COMPANY.

The articles of association of the above-named companies into one organization, to be known as “The Utica and Black River Railroad Company,” were filed March 31, 1886.

THE SYRACUSE, PHENIX AND OSWEGO RAILWAY COMPANY, AND THE FULTON AND

OSWEGO RAILROAD COMPANY. The articles of association of the above-named companies into one organization, to be known as “The Syracuse, Phoenix and Oswego Railway Company,” were filed April 22, 1886.

The East GENESEE STREET AND SEWARD AVENUE RAILWAY COMPANY AND THE

AUBURN AND OWASCO LAKE RAILWAY COMPANY. Articles of association of the above-named companies into one organization, under the corporate name of “The Auburn City Railway Company,” were filed June 12, 1886.

TAE SARATOGA LAKE RAILWAY COMPANY AND THE Hoosac TUNNEL AND SARA.

TOGA RAILWAY COMPANY. The articles of association of these two companies into one organization, to be known as “The Troy. Saratoga and Northern Railroad Company,” were filed September 2, 1886.

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