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LOCAL MILEAGE BATES ON PEUIT AND VEGE-
TABLES ON PLOBIDA EAST COAST BAILWAY.



DISTANCE.


CLASS.


Pep Crate.




G.


V.


10 miles and under


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20 miles and over 10


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30 miles and over 20


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40 miles and over 30


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50 miles and over 40


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60 miles and over 50


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70 miles and over 60


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80 miles and over 70


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90 miles and over 80


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100 miles and over 90


12


110 miles and over 100


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120 miles and over 110


13


130 miles and over 120


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140 miles and over 130


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150 miles and over 140


16


160 miles and over 150


17


170 miles and over 160


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180 miles and over 170


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190 miles and over 180 1


20


200 miles and over 190


21


210 miles and over 200


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220 miles and over 210


23


230 miles and over 220


24


240 miles and over 230


25


250 miles and over 240


26


260 miles and over 250


27


270 miles and over 260


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LOCAL MILEAGE RATES ON FRUIT AND VEGE-
TABLES ON FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY.
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DISTANCE.



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Per Crate.



280 milee and over 270 1 34

290 mileo and over 280 I 36

300 miles and over 290 1 3«

310 miles and over 300 1 37

820 miles and oveF 310 | 38

330 miles and over 320 | 38

340 miles and oyer 330 39

350 miles and over 340 40

360 miles and over 350 40

370 miles and over 360 40

380 miles and over 370 40

390 miles and over 380 40

400 miles and over 390 41

410 miles and over 400 41

420 miles and over 410 42

430 miles and over 420 ' 42

440 miles and over 430 43

450 miles and over 440 48

460 miles and over 450 44

470 miles and over 460 44

480 miles and over 470 44

490 miles and over 480 | 45

500 miles and over 490 1 45



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CLASSIFICATION.



CLASS G— FRUIT.



Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Qrape Fruit Pine-
apples.

In standard crates of 89 pounds.

Barrels or barrel crates double the crate
rate.
Strawberries in crates of 60 pounds.



CLASS V— FBUIT.

Peaches, Pears and Ouavas.

VEGETABLES.

Beans, Beets, Cauliflowers, Okra, Tomatoes,
Squash, Potatoes (Irish and Sweet), Green
Peas, Eggplants, Turnips, Green Com, As-
paragus, Radishes, Lettuce, Onions, Cab-
bage, Kale, Cantaloupes and like articles.

In standard crates of 60 pounds.

Barrels or barrel crates double the crate
rate.



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INDEX



A

Agencies^ Establishment and Abolishing of Ill

Annual and Monthly Reports, Roads Must Make 95

Apalachicola Northern Railroad, Distance Table 175

Freight Rates 134

Articles Too Bulky for Box Cars 108

Atlantic Coast Line, Distance Table 161

Freight Rates 138

Passenger Rates 132

Application to Buy Winston & Bone Valley R. R. 53

Discontinuance Certain Pass. Trains 43, 45, 49

Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay Railroad, Distance Table 176
Freight Rates 134

B

Baggage, Concerning 99

Storage on 124

Storage on S. A. L 125

Books and Papers of Roads Must Be Submitted

When Called for 97

Brooksville & Hudson Railroad, Distance Tables 177

Freight Rates 134

Bulletins— Delayed Trains Must Be Bulletined 100



Carload shipments 105

Cars, Delivery to Connecting Roads 109

Cars for Delivery on Private Siding 121

Cars, Demurrage on 125

Cars, When Deposit May Be Required on 126

Cars, Held for Shipping Directions 122



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II INDEX.

Cars, OverloadiBg ^ 112

Cars, Bates Boadf Must P^aj Other Xtpafs for Use of. 113

Campbellton, Depot at 84

Cash Fares 100

Charlotte Harbor 4 Northern, Distance Table 178

Freight Rates 134

Classification, Amendments to 46, 64, 78

Coaches, Railroad Must Operate Sufficient Xinaber of 101

Must Be Lighted and Heeded 101

Cotton Pressed in Bales 160

Commodity Bates, When to Govern 109

Common Carriers, Bailroads Mnst Aet as lOS

Connecting Lines Under Same Management 103

Consignees, Notice to 120

When Four Miles Distant 122

Counsel, Bep<Nrt of 20

D

Delay to Shipments in Transit 127

Demurrage Rules 119

Demurrage, Per Diem Charge 120

Per Diem Charge Allowed Consignees 123

Stormy Weather 123

Discrimination and Exemptions 123

E

Engineer, Report of 28

Estimated Weighty 106

Examination of Books and Accounts of Railroads. . . 13
Excursion Rates 99

F

Fwtilizers, Definition of 106

Fines Imposed 18

Fires, Lights, Etc., Railroads Must Provide 100

Florida Central Railroad, Distance Table 176

Freight Rates 134



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Florida East CoaBt Bailroad, Disregarding Bates 60

Distance Tables 179

Freight Rates 140

Local Vegetable Bates 155

Florida & Georgia Bailway, Freight Bates 134

FIoHda Btfihraj, Distance Tables 173

Freight Bates 137

Florida West Shore, Frei^ Bates 134

Free or Beduced Bates 104

Freight Bates 134 to 157

Freight Beceipts 110

Freight Delivery of lit

Freights, Sundry Classes Exempted from Bule No. 2 . 104

Freight, Transportation of, Rules Amended 70, 76

Fruit and Vegetable Mileage Rates on F. E. C 155

Fruits, Classification of 157

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Gainesville, Depot at 89

Georgia, Florida & Alabama, Distance Table 176

Freight Bates 143

Violation of Bules 50

Georgia & Florida Bailroad, Distance Table 178

Freight Rates 134

Georgia Southern & Florida Railroad, Distance Table 172

Freight Rates 144

Greenville Southern, Distance Table 177

Freight Rates 134

Grove Park, Agency at 54

H

Hampton, Depot at 87

Heavy Freight, Charges for Handling 106

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IV INDEX.

J

Joint Bates, How Figured 109

L

Live Oak, Perry & Gulf Railroad, Distance Table 173

Freight Rates 137

Live Stock, Rules Governing the Transportation of. . 113

Louisville & Nashville Railroad, Examination of the

Books of 36

Distance Table 174

Lumber Cars, Equipment of Ill

M

Madison, Depot at 88

Maximum Rates May Be Reduced 103

Maximum Rates 99

Mileage of Railroads in Florida 185

Minimum Fare 99

Monthly and Annual Reports, Roads Must Make 95



OflSce Hours for Freight Agencies 112

Overcharge Claims 110

Overloading Cars 112



Passenger Rates 131 to 133

Passengers, Transportation of. Rules Amended

69, 80, 81, and 86

Passenger Trains, Must Stop at R^^lar Stations 102

Passenger Trains Must Not Be Discontinued With-
out Permission 102

Plant City, Arcadia & Gulf, Connections of S. A. L.. . 65

Plant City, Depot at 38, 48

Private Siding, Cars for Delivery on 121



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Pensacola, Alabama & Tennessee, Distance Table 178

Freight Rates 145

Pensacola & Atlantic Div. L. & N., Freight Bates 146

Distance Table 174

Pensacola Division L. & N. R. R., Distance Table 174

Freight Rates 148

Percentages, Computation of 103

B

Railroads Allowed to Store Property 123

Rates Must Apply in Both Directions 96

Rates Not to Be Increased Without Permission of

Commission 96

Rebates 96

Recommendations 17

R^nlations of Commission, Carriers Must Post 98

Route of Freights, Rights of Shippers 109

Rules, Construction of 98

Rules, Right to Modify or Suspend 98

S

Salaries and Expenses l«

Sanford & Everglades Railroad, Passenger Rates 85

Freight Rates 134

Seaboard Air Line Railway, Passenger Rates 133

Freight Rates 138

Distance Table 168

Charges Against for Not Unloading Live Stock, 72, 74

Violation of Rules 82

Schedules, Must Be Posted 96

Shipments, Refusal to Accept 121

Shipper's Order, Goods Consigned to 120

Shippers Have Right to Route Freight 109

Small Shipments, Rates on 104



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Southern Express Cknnpany, Dfsregardllig Bates 59

Rates on F. B. C 151

Local Mileage Rartes FrtiitS and Veg^ablet* IKf

Local Strawberry Rates 153

South Georgia Railroad, Freight Rates 62, 137

Distance Table 177

Violation of Rates 51

Special Counsel, Report of 20

Standard & Hernando Railroad, Freight Rates 134

Sugar Cane 150

Sumterville, Train Service at 56

Switching Charges 108

T

Tallahassee, Perry & Southeastern, Train Service on. 55

Tampa & Jacksonville Railway, Distance Table 173

Freight Rates 134

Tampa Northern Railroad, Distance Table 177

Freight Rates 134

Traffic Arangement Between Railroads 97

V

Vegetables, Classification of 157

Vegetable Rates for All Roads Except F. E. C 154

W

Weights, Estimated 106

West Coast Railway, Freight Bates 62

Distance Table 177

Woodville Railroad, Freight Rates 134

Wrecks, Roads Must Report to Commissioii 98



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THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT



OF THE



Railroad Commission



OF THE



State of Florida



FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 1, 1910



TALLAHASSEE. FLORIDA.



1910



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COMMISSIONERS.



Geo. G. McWhobtbr, Chairman, Commissioner ;
E. J. Vann_, Commissioner;
William Himbs^ Commissioner;
John Q. Ward, Secretary.



Aug. 17,
1887, to
June 13,
1891.



(Commission was abolished by Act of Legislature, 1891;
woe re-created by Act of Jjegisliiture, 180T.T

R. H. M. Davidson, Chairman, Commissioner ; 1 July 1,
Henry E. Day_, Commissioner ; 1 1897, to

John M. Bryan, Commissioner ; | Jan. 3,

J. L. Neelby Jr, Secretary. J 1899.

Henry E. Day, Chairman, Commissioner; 1 Jan. 3,

John M. Bryan, Commissioner; 1899, to

John L. MoitoAN, Commissioner; 'Jan. 8,

John L. Neelby, Secretary. J 1901.

Henry E. Day, Chairman, Commissioner ; \

(Henry E. Day resigned October 1, 1902, and |
was succeeded by R. Hudson Burr. At the!
same time John L. Morgan was elected Chair/ Jan. 8,
man for the rest of the tei-m.) I 1901, to

John M. Bryan, Commissioner ; / Jan. 6,

John L. Morgan, Commissioner; I 1903.

John L. Nebley, Secretary. \

(John L. Neeley resigned October 1, 1901, and I
Royal C. Dunn was elected as his successor.) /

Jefferson B. BROWNB,C/iatnna»,Commissioner;l Jan. 6,
R. Hudson Burr, Commissioner ; 1903, to

John L. Morgan, Commissioner; ''Jan.3,

Royal C. Dunn, Secretary. J 1905.

Jefferson E. BROWNB,C7iairman,Commissioner ; 1 Jan. 3,
R. Hudson Burr, Commissioner; 1905, to

John L. Morgan, Commissioner; "Jan. 8,

Royal C. Dunn, Secretary. J 1907.

R. Hudson Burr, Chairman, Commissioner ; 1 Jan. 8,

John L. Morgan, Commissioner; 1 1907, to

Newton A. Blitch, Commissioner; [Jan. 4,

Royal C. Dunn, Secretary. J 1909.



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B. Hudson Burr, Chairman, Commissioner;
Newton A. Blitch, Commissioner;
EoYAL C. Dunn, Commissioner;
S. E. Cobb, Secretary.

(S. E. Cobb resigned September 5, 1909, and
J. Will Yon was elected as his successor.)



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Present
term be-
gan Jan.
4, 1909.



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REPORT OF

RAILROAD COMMISSION

STATE OF FLORIDA.



Tallahassee, Fla., March 1, 1910.

To His Excellency, Albert W. Gilchrist,

Governor of Florida.

SIR — In obedience to the law, the Railroad Conmiis-
sioners have the honor to submit to you their Annual Re-
port for the period beginning March 1st, 1909, and ending .
February 28th, 1910, the same being the Thirteenth An-
nual Report.



PHYSICAL CONDITION OF RAILROADS.

The past year shows marked improvement in the physi-
cal condition of nearly all roads in the State, which is set
forth more fully in the report of the Conmiissioners' In-
specting Engineer, found elsewhere in this report.

The Commissioners have kept their Inspector constantly
going over the roads, making report after each inspectton.
We cannot commend too strongly the wisdom of the Legis-
lature in placing the physical condition of railroads under
the supervision of the Commissioners and providing for
the employment of an Inspector.

The Tavares and Gulf Railroad is probably in the worst
conditions of any line in the State, and it is the purpose
of the Commissioners to take such steps as are deemed
necessary to require the oflScers of that line to put their
property in a safe condition.

WRECKS AND ACCIDENTS.

While many precautions have been taken by the trans-
portation companies to prevent accidents on their lines,
yet there continues an appalling list of casualties each
year due to accidents and wrecks on railroads, and regard



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for the safety of the traveling public demands that greater
care should be taken in the maintenance of the tracks^
roadbeds^ the rolling stock and in the operation of trains.
It is believed that knowledge of the facts attendant upon
each train wreck by the State Commissioners of the coun-
try will enable many causes for the accidents to be re-
moved and, in fact, when the railroad officials know that
these things are to be scrutinized by the State Commis-
sioners it will spur them to greater effort in reducing the
causes.

The Railroad Commissioners of a number of States
have adopted rules requiring transportation companies to
report the facts concerning all wrecks promptly to them.
Believing that it was our duty to take such action as we
could to protect the lives and property of the public, and
being advised of our authority in the law to prescribe
such a rule, the Conmiissioners did in 1907 adopt what
was kno^n as Rule No. 12 of the "General Rules" requir-
ing the prompt report of all wrecks to their office.

The provisions of this rule were complied with by every
railroad in the State except the Louisville and Nashville
Railroad. Mandamus proceedings were brought in our
State Supreme Court to compel Siat road to comply, but
the Court held the rule to be invalid ; therefore, the rail-
roads have been relieved from making these reports to the
Commissioners.

LITIGATION.



The matters in litigation in which the Commissioners
are interested, and the present status of such litigation, is
fully dealt with in the report of Special Counsel to the
Commissioners and found elsewhere in this report. We
will add, however, that in the matter of the Louisville and
Nashville passenger rate case that we had hoped to have
had this matter settled months ago, but the case has been
delayed by many adjournments — some of them long be-
tween different times when testimony has been taken. On



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