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shall be kept and license posted 9B

As to construction of provisions of section 3835, general statutes,
1913 relating to periods of service of trainmen in each twenty-
four hours 97

As to authority of the Commission to require a railroad company

to place an overhead bridge in a safe and suitable condition. 9S

Whether the Commission has authority under sections 4263, 4264
and 4265, general statutes, 1913, to require a railway company
to construct a certain fence on its right-of-way 98

As to the constitutionality of chapter 78, general laws 1913, so far
as it requires railroad companies to construct sidewalks over

their crossings in municipalities ^

Automatic block signals and interlocking plants 77-80

B

Balances of railways, debit and credit 8, 9

Broken rails, engineer's statistics 63-66

C

Capital stock, all lines in state, separately and in aggregate 2$

Capital stock and funded debt 6

Car service complaints, list of 133-135

Cars, prompt furnishing of same by railway companies 51

Cars, prompt loading necessary 53



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Cases disposed of during year, formal and informal 12

Cases, formal, awaiting final disposition 13

Cases in courts on appeal from orders of Commission, status of 16

Claims and overcharge's, list of 135-139

CLAIMS AND OVERCHARGES, FORMAL CASES—

Stock shippers South St. Paul, vs. Great Northern and Northern

Pacific Railway Companies 15

Claims for refunding of overcharges, Minnesota rates decision 14

Clearance law, list of cases, formal and informal 101-104

CLEARANCE LAW, FORMAL CASES—

Applications for exemption from, list of 150-163

Commission merchant's licenses, application to cancel same in cer-
tain cases 56-58

Commissioner of weights and measures, report of 82-89

Commission merchants, list of complaints against 128-133

Commission, organization of 11

Common carriers and shippers, important suggestions to 51

COMPLAINTS AGAINST COMMISSION MERCHANTS, FORMAL
CASES—

L. H. Nelson, Kerkhoven vs. Minn. Hay & Grain Co 200

E. L. Olinger, Northfield vs. Northern Commission Co 201

Complaints and applications, summary of 101-150

Complaints, formal cases on various questions, in which hearings

were held 150-232

Crossings, railroad, gate devices 75, 76

Complaints regarding car service, list of 133-135

COMPLAINTS AND PETITIONS, MISCELLANEOUS—

Applications for relief from clearance law 101

Petitions to abandon railways 105

Depots and depot service : 105

Train service 112

Side tracks and spurs 116

Crossings 120

Platforms 123

Stockyard facilities • 124

Complaints against commission merchants 128

Complaints regarding car service 133

Claims and overcharges 135

Rate cases 139

Miscellaneous complaints 144

Contents of statistical tables of railways 233

Credit and debit, balances of railways 8

Crossings, list of cases 120 123



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CROSSINGS, FORMAL CASES—

Grove City W5

Twin Valley W



D

Dangerous highways and railroad crossings inspected 6fl

Debit and credit balances cf railways *

Demurrage rules and tariffs SA

Department of weights and measures, annual report of 82-S$

Depots and depot service, list of cases . : 105-112

DEPOTS AND DEPOT SERVICE, FORMAL CASES—

Cannon Falls 163

Christmas Lake 167

Oak Park 16$

Fairmont 170

Kerkhoven 171

Ada 173

Description of equipment, entire lines, Minnesota 385

Disposition of cases in courts on appeal from orders of the Commission 16

"Distance tariff" law of 1913, rates prescribed by Commission 18-39

Dividends paid by railroads in the state 7



E

Electric railway lines 11

Electric railways, annual reports of See tables



ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, REPORT OF—

Valuation of railroad property, continuation of 59

Special investigations 60. 61

Miscellaneous questions 61, 62

Broken rails 63, 66

Highway crossing alarm bells 75

Railroad crossing gate devices 75, 76

Automatic block signals installed during year 77, 78

Automatic block signalled track in operation 78, 79

Automatic block signals given expert attention 80

Inspection of new railways 80, SI

(See also interlocking plants.)

Expenses of operation of railroads in the state 7

Explanation of statistical tables 10

Express companies, annual reports of 10

Express companies, annual reports to Commission 646-S49

Express rates in Minnesota, investigation of 45^50



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F

Formal cases disposed of, list of 150-232

Formal cases awaiting disposition, list of 13

Funded debt and capital stock 6

Funded debt, entire lines 241

G

Grain inspection and weighing department 11

Income, operating, of railroads in the state 7, 253

Interchange car service at Minneapolis between Minneapolis Eastern

and Great Northern Railways 52

INTERLOCKING PLANTS AND SIGNALS—

New plants inspected and licensed 66

Rearranged plants inspected and licensed 66-68

Interlocking plants abandoned 68

Proposed interlocking plants 68

Derailments at interlocking plants 68

Interlocking plants and safety devices given expert attention... 69-73

Interlocking plants in operation in Minnesota, list of 74-75

(See also engineering department.)

Investigation by engineering department, special, covering various

complaints and conditions 60, 61

Investigation of express rates in Minnesota 45-50

J
"Joint rates" law of 1913; rates prescribed by Commission 39-45

L
Liability of carriers for overcharges on mixed carloads of livestock. . 15

Livestock, mixed carloads, liability of companies for overcharges 15

M

Mileage of railroads in state and total mileage of each system 234

Mileage increase during year 6

Minimum weight on flour and millstuffs, application to increase same. 55
Minneapolis Civic and Commerce Association vs. Great Northern and
Minneapolis Eastern Railway Companies, complaint of unsatis-
factory car service 53

Minnesota transfer switching case, final disposition of same 55

Miscellaneous complaints, list of 144-150

MISCELLANEOUS COMPLAINTS, FORMAL—

Prospect Fuel and Transfer Co., Minneapolis vs. Chicago, Milwau-
kee & St. Paul Railway Co., alleged discrimination 226

Farmers' Co-operative Elevator Co., Faribault, petition for track

scales 228

Application for re-cpening drainage cut on Chicago, Milwaukee

& St. Paul Railway at Houston 231



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Net operating revenue of railroads in state 7

O

Operating expenses of railroads in the state , . 7

Operating income of railroads in Minnesota 7

Opinions of the attorney general miscellaneous questions 90-1 @»

Orders of the Commission, appeals from H

Organization of the Commission 11

Overcharges and claims, list of . . . ^ 15, 135-135

Overcharges on mixed carloads of livestock, ruling by Commission. . . 15

Overcharges, refunds for, under federal court decision 14

P

Petitions and complaints, miscellaneous 101-144

Platform Cases, list cf 123, 124

PLATFORMS, FORMAL CASES—

Between Janes ville and Waseca 1ST

Profit and loss account, entire lines 257

R

Railroad and Warehouse Commissiou, organization of 11

Railroad companies' annual reports to Commission 387-595

RAILROAD COMPANIES' REPORTS, SYNOPSIS OF—

Mileage, total ., 5

Mileage, increase of 6

Capital stock and funded debt 6

Accidents 6

Operating income in state 7

Operating expenses in state 7

Net operating revenue 7

Dividends paid 7, 8

Debit and credit balances 8, 9

Accumulated surplus 9

Taxes 9

Rentals received 9, 10

Rentals paid 10

Explanation of statistical tables 10

RAILROAD CROSSINGS, FORMAL CASES—

Grove City 195

Twin Valley 196

Railroad mileage in Minnesota 4, 234

Rails, broken, statistics of official engineer 63-6$

Railway companies, electric, annual reports of 596-645

Railway companies operating by other than steam power 11

Railway lines and trackage abandoned, list of 105

Railway lines, electric 11

Railway lines, terminal and transfer, mileage of same 5

Rate cases, complete list of 139144



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RATE CASES, FORMAL—

John \V. Keogh & Co. vs. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway

Company, et al 202

Bradley Timber & Railway Supply Co. vs Minnesota, Dakota &

Western Railway Company % 205

Minnesota Retail Implement Dealers' Association vs. Chicago

St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway Company 207

Application of Minneapolis & Rainy River Railway Company,

increase in rates ^ 212

Washed Sand & Gravel Co. vs. Great Northern Railway Company,

switching chaTges 217

M. A. Gedney Co., St. Paul, rates on vegetables in brine * 221

Lindsay Bros., et al vs. Canadian Northern Railway Company... Ill

Petition for changes in western classification No. 512 223

Rates prescribed by the Commission under the "distance tariff" law

of 1913 18-39

Rates prescribed by the Commission under the "joint rates" law of

1913 39-45

Refundments of overcharges arising in Minnesota rate cases 14

Rentals paid by railways 10

Rentals received by railways 9

Report, annual, to the governor 4

Report of engineering department 59-81

Report of weights and measures department 82-89

Reports of railroad companies, condensed statement of 5-10

Revenue, net operating 7

Revocation of commission merchant's licenses 200, 201

S

Shippers and common carriers, advised by the Commission 51

SIDETRACKS AND SPURS, FORMAL CASES—

Isle 182

Bradley 185

Caroline 185

Felton 186

Browerville — Clarissa 187

Perth Siding 188

Richmond : 190

Citizens Ice & Fuel Co., St. Paul 193

Sidetracks, spurs and industry tracks, list of cases 116-120

Special investigations by engineering department 60, 61

Statistical tables, contents of 233

Statistical tables, explanation of 10

Statistics of accidents In Minnesota during year 6

Statistics of accidents to persons, during year 6, 7

STOCKYARDS FACILITIES, FORMAL CASES—

Long Siding 198

Status of cases in courts 16



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858 INDEX

SUBURBAN ELECTRIC RAILWAYS, ANNUAL REPORTS—

Minneapolis, St Paul, Rochester & Dubuque Electric Traction

Company 615

Minneapolis & St. Paul Suburban Railroad Company &*?

Mesabe Railway Company €03

Minneapolis & Northern Railway Company 624

Electric Short Line Railway Company 596

Suggestions to common carriers and shippers regarding car service

and prompt loading 51

Summary and comparison of railroad companies returns in state 5-10

Surplus, accumulations of 9

Synopsis of labors of the Commission during the year 12

Synopsis of railroad companies' reports 5

T

Table of contents of report 2

Tables, statistical, contents of 233

Taxes of railways 9

Terminal and transfer railways, mileage in Minnesota 5

Train Service cases, list of 112-116

TRAIN SERVICE, FORMAL CASES—

Fond du Lac to Duluth 173

Lewiston • 176

Duquette 178

Preston to Bridge Switch 186

W

Work accomplished by the Commission during the year 12

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES DEPARTMENT, ANNUAL REPORT OF—
Exhibit "A" — Earnings and financial statement for January 1,

1914 to November 30, 1914, inclusive 82

Exhibit "B" — Conviction for violations of the Minnesota weights

and measures law 83-88

Exhibit "C" — Showing the number of places, also of scales,

weights and measures inspected 89



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