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equipment, etc., 3.21

4. Interest paid during the year, 124,92142

5. Interest falling due during the year, but not paid, . . 335,140 00

6. Total interest liability. 460,061 42

7. Total net deficit (operating expenses and interest above

income), 248,728 35

8. Dividends declared, None.

9. Date of last dividend declared, . . None ever declared.

10. Deficit for the year, 248,728 35

11. Deficit at the commencement of the year as per '^ Income

Account,^' 1,865,242 97

12. Total deficit as per ^ancome Account,'* . . $2,113,97132

13. Paid to sinking funds in hands of trustees, . Nothing.

GENERAL BALANCE SHEET AT CLOSING OF ACCOUNTS DEC. 31, 1876.

Dr.

To Original purchase, $2,998,838 96

** Construction (cost of road since purchase), - . . 2,631,060 29

'' Equipment, 948,410 89

'' Income account, 2,113,971 32

'' Bills receivable, 8,833 86

•* Amounts due from other roads, etc., .... 96,94109

$8,798,106 41
Cr.

To common stock account, $1,680,600 00

'' bond account, 6,054,000 00

*' unpaid interest coupons, 907,180 00

'' bills payable, 156,326 41

$8,798,106 41

DESCRIPTION OP ROAD.

1. Date when the road or portions thereof were opened for public use: —

From Lansing to Ionia, Doc, 1869.
From Ionia to Greenville, September, 1870.
From Detroit to Lansing, August, 1871.
From Greenville to Howard, August, 1871.
From Ionia to Stanton, February, 1873.
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138 MICHIGAN RAILROAD RETURNS. [Dec. 31,

2. * Length of main line of road completed, from Detroit to

Howard, 160.6 miles.

Length of main line of road completed in Michigan, . 160.6 miles.

3. Length of line with track laid, if road is not completed, .

4. Length of double track on main line, . . . -

5. Branches owned by company :

Stanton Branch, length, 19.2 miles,

Belding Branch, length, . . . - ' . 1.7 miles.

6. Total length of branches owned by Company, . . . 20.9 miles,

7. Total length of branches owned by Company in Michigan, 20.9 miles,

8. Total length of branches owned by Company in other States,

9. Total length of road belonging to this Company, . . 181.5 miles.

10. Aggregate length of sidings and other tracks not above

enumerated, 24.5 miles,

11. Same in Michigan, 24.5 miles,

12. Aggregate length of tracks belonging to this Company com-

putSi as single track, 206 miles.

13. Same in Michigan, 206 miles,

14. Gauge of track, 4 ft. 8 J in.

15. Total length of tracks belonging to this Company, laid

with steel rails, 15.9 miles.

Weights per yard, 56 and 60 pounds.

16. Total length of tracks belonging to this Company, laid

with iron rails, 190.1 miles.

"Weights per yard, 50, 56, 57, and 60 pounds.

Bonds Behnging to other Companies, Operated hy this Company, under

lease or OoiUract,

17. Name, description, and length of each, .... None,

18. Total length of above roads, ....".

19. Total length of above roads in Michigan, . . .
JiO. Total length of above roads in other States, specifying each :

21. Total miles of road operated by this Company, . . 181.5 miles.

22. Total miles of road operated by this Company in Michigan, 181.5 miles.

Number of Bridges and Trestles on whole Line.

23. Wooden bridges, number of, 42 ; Aggregate length, . . 7,860 feet.

24. Stone bridges, number of, ; Aggregate length, feet, .

25. Iron bridges, number of, ; Aggregate length, feet, .

26. Wooden trestles, number of, 9 ; Aggregate length, . . 1,175 feet.

27. Bridges built within the year : None.

* Length in aU cases to be giyen in miles and decimals.



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1876.] DETROIT, LANSING & LAKE MICHIGAN R. R. CO. 139

Crossings.

28. What railroads cross your road at grade in this State and at what locality?

Grand Trunk Railway at Grand Trunk Junction.
Flint & Pere Marquette Railway at Plymouth,
Chicago & IN'ortheastern R. R. at Chicago Junction.
Jackson^ Lansing & Saginaw R. B. at Lansing.
Detroit & Milwaukee B. B. at Ionia.

29. What railroads cross your road either over or under your grade in this State-,

and where? None.

30. Number of crossings of highways at grade in this State without

protection, 175^

31. Number of crossings of highways at grade in this State at which

there are gates or flagmen,

32. Number of crossings of highways over railroad, ... 8

33. Number of crossings of highways under railroad, . . . 6.

34. Number of highway bridges 18 feet above track, . . - 1

35. Number of highway bridges less than 18 feet above track.



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36. Number of stations, 54

37. Same in Michigan, 54

Employes.

38. Number of persons regularly employed on all roads operated by

Company, including officials, 639

39. Same in Michigan, 639*

Fencingi

40. How many miles of fencing have you on your road in Michigan? 305 JL

41. What was the average cost per rod? I DonH know, as a large proportion was

42. The total cost of same? . - ) built by a former corporation.

43. Give the miles of fence needed on both sides of your track, in each county

in Michigan through which your road runs, and the aggregate amount

in miles :

26.7 miles in Montcalm county.

44. Aggregate amount, 26.7 miles.

ROLLING STOCK.

1. Number of locomotives of more than 30 tons weight, exclusive

of tender,

2. Number of locomotives of more than 20 tons weight, exclusive

of tender, 25-

3. Number of locomotives of more than 10 tons weight, exclusive

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4. Number of passenger cars — 12-wheel,

5. Number of passenger cars — 8-wheel, 15

6. Number of express and baggage cars, 6

7. Number of box freight cars, 237

8. Number of stock cars, 16

9. Number of platform cars, 471

10. Number of ore cars, - .

11. Number of conductors' way cars, ...... 12

12. Other cars as follows :

Pay-car, 1 ; boarding car (sleeper), 1, . . • 2

13. Number of locomotives equipped with train-brake, ... 7

14. Number of passenger cars equipped with train-brake, - 14

15. What kind of train-brake is in use on your road? Ward air

brake.

16. Number of passenger cars with Miller platform and buffer, 14

MILEAGE, TRAFFIC, Etc.

1. Miles run by passenger trains during the year, ... 225,988

H. Miles run by freight trains, ) 282 031

5. Miles run by mixed trains, \ '

4. Total mileage of passenger, freight, and mixed trains, . . 508,019

^. Miles run by construction and other trains, . . . . 52,154
•6. Total train miles run, - . . 560,173

7. Miles run by rented cars, 1,562,752

^. Number of through passengers (whole length of road), )

9. Number of local passengers (over part of road), . > . 254,434

10. Total number of passengers carried, . ^ . )

11. Total passenger mileage, or passengers carried one mile, . . 6,625,507

12. Average amount received from each passenger, . . . $0 78.12

13. Average distance traveled by each passenger, . . . .26.04 miles.

14. Number of tons through freight carried (whole length of road),

15. Total mileage of through freight,

16. Number of tons of local freight carried (over part of road) .

17. Total mileage of local freight,

18. Total tons of freight carried, 264,235

19. Total freight mileage, or tons carried one mile, ... 21,534,631
'20. Highest rate of fare per mile, for any distance, . . . $0 04

21. Lowest rate of fare per mile, for any distance (single fare), . 03

22. Average rate of fare per mile, received for through passengers, 1

23. Average rate of fare per mile, received for local passengers, . > 03

24. Average rate of fare per mile for all passengers, - . - )



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25. Average rate received per mile, per ton for through freight, . )

26. Average rate received per mile, per ton for local freight, . . > 02.44

27. Average rate received per mile, per ton for all freight carried, . )

28. Average number of cars in passenger trains, including baggage

cars, 3

29. Average number of cars in freight trains, - . . . 25

30. Average weight of passenger trains, including locomotive and

tender in working order, exclusive of passengers, . . 75 tons.

31. Average weight of freight trains, including locomotive and

tender in working order, exclusive of freight, . . . 265 tons.

Tonnage of Articles Transported.

Tons. Percent.

1. Grain, 41,051 15.53

2. Flour, 7,177 2.71

3. Provisions (beef, pork, lard, ete.), . . . . 374 .14

4. Animals, . 5,007 1.89

5. Other agricultural products, 3,463 1.39

6. Lumber and forest products, . . - . . 159,833 59.71

7. Coal, 1,042 .39

8. Plaster, 2,723 1.03

9. Salt, 1,216 .46

10. Petroleum,

11. Railroad iron, — iron and steel rails, - . . .

12. Pig and bloom iron,

13. Oi£er iron and castings,

14. Ores,

15. Stone and brick, 3,579 1.35

16. Manufactures, — articles shipped from point of produc-

tion, 1,824 .69

17. Merchandise and other articles, not enumerated above, . 38,946 14.71



18. Total tons carried, 264,235 100.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS BY THE COMMISSIONER
Express Companies.

1. What express companies run on your road, and on what terms, and what
conditions as to rates, ete. ; what kind of business is done by them, and do you
take their freighte at the depot, or at the office of such express companies?

The American Express Go. One and one-half first-class freight rates, and
half fare for messenger. They handle their own freight.

Transportation Companies.

2. What freight and transportation companies run on your road, and on



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what terms^ and on what conditions as to rates^ use of tracks machinery,
repairs of cars, etc. ; do they use the cars of your company, or those furnished
by themselves, and are their cars or their freight given any preference in speed,
or order of transportation, and if so, in what particular?

The cars of all transportation companies run over our road, for which we pay
one cent per mile run, no preference being given to the cars of any particular
line, nor to any class of freight, except live stock and perishable property.

3. "What amount have you paid other corporations, car loading companies
[stock companies], or individuals, not operating railroads, for the use of cars,
stating name of individuals or company, place of location of general office of
said company, and amount paid to each?

Empire Lme, Philadelphia, Pa., $188 12

Erie & North Shore Line, Detroit, 390 31

Erie & Pacific Despatch, 20 64

Saginaw & Cincinnati Lumber Trans. Co., Toledo, Ohio, . 7 09

Total amount paid, $606 16

Sleeping Cars,

4. Do sleeping, parlor, or dining-room cars run on- your road, and if so, ou
what terms are they run, by whom are they owned, and what charges are made
in addition to regular passenger rates? No.

5. What is the total amount paid by your company to palace or sleeping car
companies, to what companies, and the amount paid to each? Nothing.

U. 8. Mail

6. What is the compensation paid you by the U. S. Government for the
transportation of its mails, and on what terms of service?

$14,109 75 per annum, with usual term of service.

Land Account.

7. Number of acres of land sold during the year, ...

8. Price received for the same,

9. Number of acres of land still owned by the company, not used

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1876.] DETROIT, LANSING & LAKE MICHIGAN B. R. CO. 143

ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS IN MICHIGAN.

STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DEC. 31, 1876, OP ALL ACCIDENTS RESULTING IN
INJURIES TO PERSONS, GIVING EXTENT AND CAUSE THEREOF.

[Particulabs Rbquirbd.— L Date. 2. Name, a Specify each passenger and employe, giring
occnpationof latter. L Where accident happened. 5. The cause and a full statement of extent of
Injury. «, Whether the fault of person injured, or beyond his control.l

Feb. 26. Thomas Moore, drunk and asleep on track near Stanton, was run
over in the night and killed.

March 11. Victor C. Able, fireman, fell from the tender of his engine while
taking water at Livonia, injuring his head and back.

May 24. L. G. Gunn, brakeman, fell off car while switching at William-
ston, and was run over and killed.

June 2. 0. Bachman, freight conductor, had his train thrown from the
track by a cow. He fell under a car and had a leg fractured.

June 19. Burt Leigh, a boy about twelve years old, attempting to jump on
moving caboose in Ionia yard, was thrown under the wheels and had three toes
crushed.

July 2. August Olsen, laborer, on road train, had two toes crushed in a col-
lision near Ionia.

July 2. George McManus, fireman, was scalded on both legs and bruised on
the neck, in a collision near Ionia.

August 17. L. S. Foote, brakeman, had a finger injured while uncoupling
cars at Belding.

August 18. W. G. Farley, brakeman, had his ankle sprained while uncoupl-
ing cars at Williamston.

August 19. Frank Harding, passenger, had his right hip and ankle iojured,
not seriously, by being thrown from the rear of a passenger car, attached to a
freight train, by the sudden starting of the train.

August 19. A. E. Palmer, passenger, was jarred by a fall received in the
same manner as the one next above.

Sept. 14. J. J. Maynard, while crossing bridge at Portland, was overtaken
by an engine and killed.

Oct. 19. Miss Betty Briggs, insane, threw herself in front of train east of
Plymouth, and was instantly killed.

Oct. 21. Barney Judge, Howell, undertook to drive across the track in
front of some moving cars ; his wagon was struck and he received slight inju-
ries.

Oct. 27. Henry Field jumped from an empty freight car at Fowlerville,
and falling, was thrown under the cars and killed. He entered the car at
Howell, unknown to the train men.

Nov. 2. Thomas Luce, brakeman, had finger mashed while coupling cars.



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MICHIGAN RAILROAD RETURNS.



[Dec 31,



Recapitulation of Accidents.

Killed. — Passengers — ^from causes beyond their con-
trol, - - -
misconduct or want of
caution . . - —
Employes — ^From causes beyond their con-
trol
misconduct or want of
caution - . .1
Others — at station's and highway crossings

stealing rides - - . . 1
trespassing, on track, etc. . .3
Injured. — Passengers — ^f rom causes beyond their con-
trol . . - —
misconduct or want of
caution - _ .2
Employes — from causes beyond their con-
trol - - - 2
misconduct or want of
caution . . .5
Others — at stations and highway crossings 1
stealing rides . . . . —
trespassing on track, etc. - .1

GENERAL REMARKS.



4 Total killed



2 Total injured 11



"A." The amount of the capital stock authorized by votes of the company,
is the amount outstanding December 31sfc, 1875, and any further amounts that
may be demanded by stockholders in the old companies, who are entitled to re-
ceive new stock in exchange for the old.

*'B." This company was formed by the consolidation of several old roads,
whose books, &c., were not kept in shape to answer the question.

It should be stated that the bonds of this company with a percentage of stock
(say twenty-five per cent) were sold together, for a gross sum, and (as has beeu
the case on all new roads) at a discount from the face value of the bonds. The
stock is "full-paid,' ' if it is considered that the whole discount was on the
bonds, as it really was, but not otherwise.

State of Michigan, (
County of Wayne, j

James F. Joy, President, and Janles E. Howard, Assistant Treasurer, of the
Detroit, Lansing & Lake Michigan Railroad Company, being duly sworn, depose
and say that they have caused the foregoing statements to be prepared by the
proper officers and agents of this Company, and having carefully examined the
same, declare them to be a true, full, and correct statement of the conditiou
and affairs of said Company, on the thirty-first day of December, A. D. 1876,
to the best of their knowledge and belief.

[Signed] JAMES P. JOY,

JAMES E. HOWARD.

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 18th day of March, A. D, 1877.

[l. s.] JOHN E. GRIFFITH,

Notary Public.



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1876.7 FLINT & PERE MAKQUET^TE RAILWAY CO. 145



REPORT



FLINT & PERE MARQUETTE RAILWAY CO.,



For the Year eliding December Slst^ 1876.



OFFICERS AND OFFICES.

PresidefUy JESSE HOYT, New York City.

Vice President, W. W. CRAPO, New Bedford, Mass.

Secretary, Treas. and Oen'l Manager, H. C. POTTEE, East Saginaw, Mich.

Superintendent, SANFORD KEELER, East Saginaw, Mich.

Qeneral Offices at East Saginaw, Mich.



DIRECTORS.

Jesse Hoyt, New York City.

Chables R. Tuckeb,* New Bedford, Mass.

Wm. W. Cbapo, New Bedford, Mass.

Alex. H. Sbabuby, New Bediord, Mass.

H. C PoTTEB, East Saginaw, Mich.

Wm. L. Webber, East Saginaw, Mich.

JoHK H. PBEiniss, Chicago, 111.

0. W. POTTEB, Chicago, 111.

Philo Rbminqtok, Dion, New York.

Deceased December 2], 1870.
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146 MICHIGAN KAILROAD RETURNS. [Dec 31,

CAPITAL STOCK, DEBTS, Etc.

Capital Stock.

1. Capital Stock authorized by charter or articles of associatiou, W, 500,000 00

2. Capital Stock authorized by votes of Company,

3. Capital Stock issued, number of shares 33,982, amount

paid in, 3,298,200 00

4. Capital Stock paid in on shares not issued, number shares, . Kone.

5. Capital Stock paid in, common, 3,298,200 00

C. Capital Stock paid in, preferred,

7. Capital Stock, total amount paid in as per books of the

Company, 3,298,200 00

8. Capital Stock, total amount actually realized, . . .(

9. Capital stock paid in per mile of road owned by Company,

(279.84 miles), . . . . . .

10. Par value of shares, *100 00

11. Number of Stockholders at last date of election, 92

12. Number of Stockholders in Michigan, - . . 11

13. Amount of stock held in Michigan, . . $420,300 00



11,786 02



Debt.



14. Funded Debt as follows :





INTEBEST.


Prindpaa
Payable.


Amount of Bonds.




i


Payable.


Issued.


CanceUed.


Outstanding.


1st Mort. L. G. Bonds
(Ist series)


7
7
8

10

10

10

8

8

8


May & Nov.
Jan. 4& July
Mar. & Sept.
May & Nov.
Jan. & July
Mar. & Sept.
Jan. (& July
Jan.&J'ly-
May & Nov.


May, '80
Jan., -87
Sept. '88
May, '88
July, '82
Sept. '87

Jan., '01

Jan., '76
Jan., '78

May '02


1480,000 00

500,000 00

2,485,000 00

550,000 00

100,000 00

75,000 00

1,000,000 00

I 280,480 47

3,185,000 00


$479,000 00
468,000 00
413,000 00
149,500 00


$1,000 00
32,000 00


1st Mort. L. G. Bonds
(2d series)


1st Mort. L. G. Bonds
(3d series)


2,072,000 00
400,500 00
100,000 00


Flint & Holly Lease
Bonds


Bay City & East Sag-
inaw R. R. Bonds. . .


Bay County Bonds . . .
(Guarantied)

Holly, Wayne & Mon-
roe R. R. Bonds




" 75,000 00




1,000,000 00
96,405 50


Construction Loan
Bonds


184,074 97


Consolidated Sinking
Fund Bonds


3,185,000 00






Totals








»8,655,480 47


$1,693,574 00


$6,961,905 50











15.



Total amount of Funded Debt,



$6,961,905 50



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16. * Uuf uudod debt, incurred for construction, equipment, or

purchase of property, $794,739 08

17. Unfunded debt incurred for any other special pui^pose, and

for what :

18. O^her debts,— current credit balances, etc., . . . 164,270 91



19. Total debt liabilities, ...... 17,920,91540

20. (Amount actually received from the same, 17,920,915 49)

21. Amount of debt liabilities after deducting cash, sinking

funds in hands of trustees, and such securities and

debt-balances as do not represent permanent investments, 7, 744,272 72

22. Amount of debt liabilities per mile of road (279.84 miles), 27,673 73

23. Contingent liabilities as guarantor of bonds or debts of

other corporations, specifying same : . . .



COST OF ROAD AND EQUIPMENT.



In cases oi roads purchased or leased, if the cost of constrnctlon cannot be given, state its cost

;o the purchaser — * - -^ . , _ . ....

estimated cost.



to the purchasers or lessees. If the actual cost cannot possibly be given or approximated, give the
— "~aier' — ^



Construction of Koad and Branches {not reported separately)y built by Company,
1. Grading and masonry, 1

2. Bridging, \^r, q . q Ann An

3. Superstructure, includmg raUs, .... ^fo,»4y,4bO40

4. Land, land damages, and fences, ....

5. Passenger and freight stations, wood-sheds and water

stations, - ^

6. Engine-houses, car-sheds, and turn-tables,

7. Machine shops,

8. Interest paid during construction, discount, etc.,

9. Engineering, agencies, salaries, and other expenses during^

construction,

10. All other items charged to construction not enumerated
above,



1469,683 75



Included
aboye.



11. Total expended for construction, . . . 7,319,150 21

12. Average cost of construction per mile of road, not in-

cluding sidings (279.84 miles), ..... 26,154 77

13. t Proportion of cost of construction for Michigan, . . 7,319,150 21

* This item is not to include balances due other roads, unclaimed dividends, or anythmg con-
nected with the ordinary- operations of the road. It refers only to debts Incurred for permanent
investments.

t Unless some very good reason exists to the contrary, this proportion shonld be for the miles of
Toad in this State compared with the whole. If made on a dilierent basis, please state the reasons
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148 MICfflGAN RAILROAD RETURNS. [Dec. 31,

Coat of Equipineiit.

14. Locomotives, Number 431

15. Snow-plows on wheels, . . . . Number ^ I *i qoq ggi nr.

16. Passenger, mail, and baggage cars, . Number 43 [ ^ ' '

17. Freight and other cars, _ . . Number 8 71 J

18. Machinery and tools, — (Included in No. 7.)

19. Total for equipment, $1,380,66107

20. Average cost of equipment per mile of road operated by

Company (279.84 miles), 4,933 75

21. ♦ Proportion of cost of equipment for Michigan, . . 1,380,661 07

Cost of Road and Equipment,

22. Total cost of road and equipment, ..... $8,699,811 28

23. Average cost of same per mile, 31,088 52

24. *Proportion of same for Michigan, ...... 8,699,811 28

♦EXPENDITURES CHARGED TO COST OP ROAD AND EQUIPMENT

DURING THE YEAR.

1. Main line extension or alteration of road, ... $6,204 15'

2. Branches extension or alteration of road, specifying each«

3. Double track extension,

4. Land,

5. Passenger Qud freight stations, woodsheds and water )

stations, > $8,586 61

6. Engine-houses, car sheds, and turn-tables, . . . )

7. New locomotives,

8. New snow-plows,

9. New passenger cars,

10. New mail and baggage cars,

11. New freight cars,

12. Machine-shops, machinery, and tools, ....

13. Any other expenditures charged to property account, speci-

fying same :

14. Total, -....-.-. $14,790 76-

15. Property sold and credited property account during the year.



16. Net addition to property account for the year, . . $14,790 76

* The lunonntf under this heading are also included in the permanent cost of road or equipment^
under the heading **Co8t>** this statement showing only what nas heen mlded during the year.



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1876,1



FLINT & PERE MARQUETTE RAILWAY CO.

REVENUE FOR THE YEAR.

Monthly Earnings,



149



1876. January

February.. .

March

April

May

June

July

August

September.

October

November-
December . .



MONTHS.



From
Traiuportation
of Pusengen.



$26,676 70
24,738 03
28^7 92
28,793 53
28,555 89
26,712 21
28,063 83
31,616 88
36,299 66
37,489 85
36,619 95
32,665 11



Totals 1366,128 66



From

Traiuportotlon

of freight.



135,475 10
46,496 85
53,791 40
49,597 50
58,148 80
48,042 50
42,508 25
49,586 70
51,861 60
49,n7 75
46,679 90
41,841 70



(578,748 05



From all other Sources.



1876, January

February . .

March

April

May

June

July

August

September .

October

November .
December . ,



MONTHfl.



Totals $24,114 79



Express.



$2,146 50


$709 05


2,146 50


712 02


2,146 50


806 13


2,146 50


935 22


2,146 50


1,310 41


2,146 50


1,039 64


1,872 63


14J70 22


1,872 63


1,135 97


1,872 63


942 26


1,872 63


903 57


1,872 63


986 41


1,872 63


900 00



$11,650 90



Recapitulation of Earnings.

1. Receipts from local passengers, ) . , . .

2. Receipts from through passengers, ) . . . . $366,128 56

3. Receipts for express, 11,650 90

4. Receipts for mails, 24,114 79

5. Total receipts from passenger trains, . . - $401,894 25



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