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MINUTES OF THE BOARD.

Commissioner Rogers submitted a report in matter of rehearing complaint of citizens
of Painted Post against New York, Lake Erie and Western railroad. Adopted and
ordered issued.

Commissioner Rogers submitted & report as to Troy and Lansingburgh railroad
change of motive power. Adopted and ordered issued.
The Board adjourned until Monday, July 14th, 2 P. M.

JULY 14, 1890.
The Board met pursuant to adjournment.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
The Board heard A. T. Britton and Gen. Slocum, relative to change of motive power
of the Coney Island and Brooklyn Railroad Company.
The Board heard Richard Tobin,

relative to a system of cable propulsion for street cars.

The Board heard Mr. Gibson, relative to improved ties and stringers for street railroad
bed.
The Secretary submitted the unfinished business under the rule, as follows:

Letter of Benjamin Norton, Long Island Railroad Company, relative to complaint of
P. H. Foster of Babylon. Ordered usual course.

Letter of John H. Boyle, Utica Belt Line Railroad Company, relative to complaint of
John French. Ordered letter as dictated be sent Mr. Boyle, and also a copy to Mr.
French.

Report of Thomas W. Spencer, relative to Ingersoll crossing on Delaware and Hudson
Canal Company's railroad. Case referred to Commissioner Baker.
Letter of Tobin-Campbell Cable Company, relative to their

invention. Ordered Allod. Letter of Robert Lenox Banks, relative to Glens Falls branch of Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. Ordered filed.

Letter of G. R. Brown, superintendent Fall Brook Coal Company, answering complaint of P. Richards, relative to locomotive whistling. Ordered usual course. Reply of Second Avenue Horse Railroad Company, New

York city, to complaint of Frank Depew. Ordered letter sent George S. Hart, president; as dictated.

Letter of Isaac S. Signor of Albion, relative to decision of Board in Clarendon street bridge matter. Ordered Aled.

Latter of G. T. Rogers, Binghamton Street railroad, relative to annual report. Orlared filed.

Letter of John French, relative to complaint against the Utica Belt Line railroad. Ordered copy of letter to be gent Mr Boyle.

Letter of Benjamin Norton, Long Island Railroad Company, relative to complaint as to insufficiency of trains at Locust Avenue station. Ordered usual course. Letter of William Abbatt. Ordered flled.

Letter of Bergen & Dykman, relative to change of motive power on Coney Island and Brooklyn railroad. Ordered Aled. Also ordered hearing in matter July 28th, 2 P. M., Albany.

Letter of Albert Allen, and blue print, relative to bridge over Newtown creek. Ordered letter sent as dictated to Mr. Allen.

Letter of S. M, Breightind, Pullman Palace Car Company. Ordered carried on flle. Letter of H. G. Young, Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, relative to complaint of R. L. Banks. Ordered fled.

Letter of J. Carlsen, auditor Long Island Railroad Company, relative to annual report of that road for 1890. Ordered letter sent as dictated.

Letter of T, D. Mosscrop, relative to change of motive power of Amsterdam Street Railroad Company. Ordered hearing put down on the application for 2 P. M., July 21st, at Albany. Complaint of Robert McAdam & Sons against New York, Ontario and Western Railroad Company. Ordered usual course.

Complaint of Stowell & Corbin against Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Ordered usual course.

Complaint of Ten Eyck Wendell against Elmira, Cortland and Northern Railroad Company. Ordered usual course.

Mr. Patrick Gleason appeared, and requested a postponement of the hearing in the application

of the Long Island City and Newtown Street Railroad Company, for approval of change of motive power. Ordered adjourned until September 9th, at 10 A. M. Adjourned until to-morrow, July 15th, at 10 A. M.

JULY 15 -- 10 A. M,

The Board met pursuant to adjournment.

Thomas D. Mosscrop appeared, relative to change of motive power of Amsterdam Street Railroad Company.

Robert Lenox Banks appeared, relative to bis complaint against the Glens Falls branch of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, The report of Thomas W. Spencer, inspector, showing the condition of the Glens Falls branch was read. Ordered that copy of report be sent road, also Mr. Banks. Ordered, also, that letter as dictated be sent H. G. Young, second vice-president of said road, and also a copy of such letter to Mr. Banks.

Commissioner Rogers submitted a reportin matter of citizens of Westchester against the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company. Adopted and ordered issued.

Commissioner Rickard submitted a report in matter of explosion of Lehigh Valley locomotive No. 261. Adopted and ordered issued.

The Board adjourned until Monday, July 21st, at 2 P. M.

JULY 21, 1890.
The Board met pursuant to adjournment. All present.
The minutes of the

last meeting were read and approved. The Secretary submitted the unfinished business under

the rule, as follows: Letter of J. D. Layug, relative to accident at Genesee Junction. Ordered that See. retary write that the accident has been investigated by a member of the Board at the scene of the accident, and that the investigation is still being continued.

Application of the Maple Avenue and Elmira and Horseheads Railway Company, for leave to change its motive power. Ordered that letter as dictated be sent, and that hearing of the same be set down for Tuesday, July 29th, 10 A. M.

Letter of S. M. Felton, Jr., vice-president, New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company, relative to interlocking switches Ordered filed.

Letter of I. D. Barton, superintendent Long Island Railroad Company, relative to Hillside avenue crossing, Jamaica. Ordered that letter as dictated, copy of which is on fille, be sent.

Letter of Second Avenuo Railroad Company, relative to complaint now pending against said road. Ordered carried on flle.

Letters of Stowell & Corbin and C. H. Allen, president Western New York and Pena. sylvania Railroad Company, relative to complaint of former against the latter. Ordered fled and case closed.

Reply of Citizens' Association of Blythbourne, to answer of Brooklyn, Bath and Coney Island Railroad Company, to complaint of former. Ordered that hearing of same be set down for Wednesday, July 30th, 12 M., at Chamber of Commerce and parties in interest be notifled, and the complainants to produce a well defined map of the sections involved.

Letter of R. L. Banks, relative to accident on the Glens Falls branch of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company's road. Ordered that letter to H. G. Young, as dictated, be sent, and also cipy of same mailed to Mr. Banks.

Letter of W. W. N. Smith, relative to the Blythbourne complaint. Ordered Secretary write that Board will bring the matter up at the hearing at Chamber of Commerce, July 30th, 12 M.

Complaint of Lorenzo Morris, relative to certain alleged offenses by the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern, the Western New York and Pennsylvania and the New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Companies. Ordered that Secretary write that the Board does not consider complaints of a single individual with regard to a considerable number of vrade crossings covering a wide territory. If he were to present & complaint signed by local authorities, or a considerable number of citizens of the vicinities, the Board would consider it.

Letter of Jonathan Head. complaining of failure of the New York and Massachusetts Railroad Company to maintain fences. Ordered usual course.

Letter of L M. Gillet, relatite to the application of the Lake Mahopac Railroad Com. pany for an increase of capital stock to $18,000. Granted and ordered that the report submitted be approved and issued as the order of the Board.

Letters from New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, relative to the decision in the matter of increased train service on Harlem branch. Ordered Aled. Answer

of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company to complaint of Thomas Fitzgerald. Ordered copy sent to Mr. Fitzgerald.

Reply of citizens of Locust avenue to answer of Long Island Railroad Company to complaint of former of insufficient train service. Ordered copy sent to company.

Letter of William A. Baldwin, relative to building fences through property of R. S. Wilder. Ordered Mlled and case closed.

Letter of Allen T. Patten, relative to accident at Yosts, September 27, 1889. Ordered Aled and copy sent to Mr. J. M. Toucey,

Commissioner Baker submitted a report in the matter of the complaint of A. G. Hodges against the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. Approved and ordered issued.

The Board adjourned until Tuesday, July 22d, 10 A, M.

JULY 22-10 A. M. The Board met and took up the unfinished businesa, to wit: Letter of S M. Felton, relative to the dangerous crossing at Dalton. Ordered that letter as dictated, copy of which is on flle, be sent.

Letter of Rueben Robie, relative to failure of the Kanona and Plattsburgh Rallroad Company to build fences. Ordered that Secretary send copy of the letter to the president of the Kanona and Plattsburgh Railroad Company, and that he be ordered to show cause why the matter should not be presented to the Attorney-General, Tuesday, 29th, 10 A. M.

Letter of C. A. Button, of Holland. relative to decision of Board in matter of contested location of site of depot. Ordered filed.

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Letter of C. ¥. Stott, being complainant against the Kinderbook and Hudson Railroad
Company. Ordered usual course.

Commissioner Rogers submitted a report in the matter of the application of the
Amsterdam Railroad Company to sanction a change of motive power. Adopted and
ordered issued.
Commissioner Rogers submitted draft of a letter in the matter of the rail to be used
by the Third Avenue Railroad Company. Adopted and ordered issued.
The Board adjourned until July 28th, 2 P, M,

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JULY 28, 1890.
The Board met pursuant to adjournment. All present.
The minutes of the last meeting w-re read and approved.
The Board heard Mr. John I. Davenport, in the matter of the application of the
Broadway Railroad Company.

The Secretary submitted the uninished business under the rule, as follows:
Latter of Lorenzo Morris, relative to dangerous crossings on the Lake Shore and
Michigan Southern, Western New York and Pennsylvania and New York, Chicago and
St. Louis railroads near Fredonia. Referred to Cominissioner Rickard.

Letter of R. D. Westop Smith, assistant counsel New York and New England Railroad Company, relative to the order of the board of hoalth of the town of Fishkill, prohibiting the blowing of whistles and the rigipg of bells. Ordered referred to the State Board of Health, with request that it will inform the Board as to the authority possessed by the local board of health, and ordered that Secretary transmit the same when recrired.

Letter of McLeod Car Heating Company. Ordered fled with improvements.
Letters of B. B. Gritten and of A. G. Young, second vice-president, Delaware and
Hudson Canal Company, relative to Ingersoll's crossing. Ordered that so much of the
letter of Mr. Young as refers to the necessary action of the town be transmitted to Mr.
Griffen, and that he be informed that the company conforms to the recommendation of
the Board.

Letter of John D. Parsons, Jr., director of the Kinderhook and Hudson Railroad
Company, being answer to the complaint of J. H. Stott. Ordered usual course.
Letter of Benjamin Norton, second vice-president Long Island Railroad Company,
relative to the complaint of Locust Valley. Ordered carried on ille and Secretary inform
complainants that the Board har adjourned for thirty days for its annual vacation, and
that on reassembling it will further consider his complaint.

Letters of Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, being answer to R. L. Banks' letter
allegiog a speed over schedule time and announcing conformity with recommendations
of Board as to the road-bed at Caldwell's brauch. Ordered filed.

Answer of New York and Massachusetts Railway Company to complaint of Jonathan
Head, and reply of latter to the former. Orüered that copy of Mr. Head's letter be sent
company and Secretary write that Board trusts it will put the fences in satisfactory
condition without necessitating Board making a personal examination.

Letter of Samuel G. Freneb, relative to obstructions between tracks, Ordered Secre-
tary write that there is no law on subject, and no general rule by the Board, but in cer-
tain specific instances the Board has recommended the removal of obstructions.
Letter of P. H. Foster, being reply to answer of Long Island Railroad Company to his
complaint of excessive rates. Referred to Commissioner Baker.

Reply of I. P. Fowler. president New York, Ontario and Western Railroad Company, to
complaint Robert McAdam & Sons, alleging excessive switching charges. Ordered
urual course.
Letter of G O. S. Hart, president Second Avenue Railway Company of New York city.
Ordered that letter as dictated. copy of which is on file, be sent.

Petition of residents of Manlius, protesting against removal of man to attend gates
placed at crossing. Ordered usual course.
Board adjourned at 11.30 P. M. to Tuesday, July 29th, at 10 A. M.

JULY 29-10 A. M.
The Board heard Mr. D. C. Robinson in the matter of the application of the Maple
Grove Railroad Company of Elmira,

The Secretary submitted the unfnished business under the rule.
Letter of J. M. Toucy, relative to removal of guteman at Manlius. Ordered that copy
of letter be sent to the netitioners, and case clowed.
Letter of E, F. Godeffroy, being answer to and appearance in citation, to show cause
why the failure of the Kanona and Prattsburgh Railroad Company should not be pre-
sented to the Attorney-General. Ordered that copy of the letier be sent to Mr. Robie,
and that the Secretary write to Mr. Robie that he specify the points where the fences
have not been built.

Letter of J. V. Clarke, relative to the complaint of J. H Stott against the Kinderhook and Hudson Railroud Company. Ordered held on file.

Commissioner Rogere submitted a report in the matter of the rail to be used by the
Third Avenue Railroad Company. Approved and ordered issued.

Commissione: Rickard submitted a report in the matter of residents of towns of
Schuyler and Frankfort against the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad
Company. Approved and ordered issued.

Commissioner Rogers submitted a report in the matter of the application of the Brooklyn and Coney Island Railroad Company to change its motive power on Sea Breeze Avenue. Adopted and ordered issued.

Also a report in the matter of the application of the Maple Grove Railroad Company of Elmira for permission to change its motive power. Approved and ordered issued.

The Board adjourned to meet in city of New York, July 30th, at 12 M., at rooms of Chamber of Commerce.

AUGUST 4, 1890. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present-Commissioners Baker and Rickard. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Secretary submitted the uninished businesy under the rule, as follows: Complaint of C. B. McDonough, commissioner of highways, and F. V. Foster, overseer of highways, town of Dunkirk, as to the condition of grade crossings on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern railroad, the Western New York and Pennsylvania, and the New York Central and St. Louis railroads, in the town of Dunkirk. Ordered usual course.

Affidavit of L. H. Ackerson, as to the failure of the Kanona and Prattsburgh Railroad Company to build and maintain fences. Ordered that matter be referred to the Attorney-General

with the papers. Letter of W. Abbott, relative to rates of fare charged on the Delaware and Hudson railroad on the Albany and Susquehanna brunch. Ordered, copy sent to the company,

Letter of J. D. Layng, relative to Cazenovia tunnel. Ordered that Secretary write Mr. Spencer for report on the same.

Letter of John French, relative to failure of the Belt Line Railroad Company of Utica to repair road in front of his premises. Ordered that the company be cited to show cause the 9th of September, 10 A. M. Letter of John A. Schilling, relative to the application of the Coney Island and

Brook; lyn Railroad Company to change its motive power within the city of Brooklyn. Ordered earried on ille, and that Mr. Schilling be informed that no application has been made.

Letter of R. L. Banks, relative to condition of the Glens Falls branch. Ordered that Secretary answer as instructed.

Letter of Robert McAdam & Sons, relative to switching rates at Rome by the New York, Ontario and Western Railrond Company. Ordered copy of letter be sent to company: also ordered that draft of letter submitted relative to the accommodations and facilities afforded by the Long Island Railroad Company at Hunter's Point, be sent to the company.

Letter of W. Heagerty, of 0.-wego, relative to rates charged by the New York, Lake Erie and Western, and the Delaware, Lackawanni and Western Railroad Company, Irom New York and Philadelphia 10 Oswego. Ordered that the Secretary write that it seems to the Board that redress can only be obtained by making complaint to the Interstate Commerce Commission.

The Board adjourned until the 8th of September at 2 A. M.

SEPTEMBER 8, 1890.
The Board met pursuant to adjournment August 4, 1890. All present,
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.
The Secretary submitted the acumulated business under the rule, as follows:

Communication of P. Richard, relative to his complaint against the Syracuse, Genere and Corning Railroad Company of unnecessary whistling, announcing its suppression. Ordered Aled.

Letter of M. Jansen, relative to charges of freight rates by railroads. Ordered that Secretary write that his letter was laid before the Board upon its reconvening, and to say: 1. That there is no particular form necessary, and that the facts should be specifically stated; and 2. That a complaint of three years standing is not outlawed, but seems to be somewhat late.

Letter of W. S. Lyon and W. Abbott, relative to the Suburban Rapid Transit Company. Ordered that letter, copy of which is on file, be sent.

Letter of John French, relating to his complaint against the Utica Belt Line Company, announcing satisfactory settlement. Ordered filed and case closed.

Letter of Reuben E Robie, relative to the failure of the Kanona and Prattsburgh Railrond Company to build fancar along its line. Ordered that Secretary write that the petition had been received, and with other petitions to the same effect, had been referred so the Attorney-General with the recommendation that he should take action under the provisions of chapter 252, Laws of 1851, and other acts pertinent thereto.

Petition of residents of Canisteo for a new depot building, to be built by New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company, and answer thereto by company. Ordered usual course.

Answer of Pullman Palace Car Company to letter of Board, relative to failure of its agents to recognize the passos issued to Commissioners, and announcing the iostruofons given by company.

Letters of Thomas Smith and John J. Rider of committee, in the matter of the complaint of residents of Locust avenue against the Long Island Railroad Company. Ordered usual course.

Letter of James E. Dubois, of Blythbourne, complaining of overcharge in fare on the Brooklyn, Bath and West Eod railroad. Usual course.

Letter of G. O. Northrup, asking for a bearing in case of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company should apply for a suspension of the Lake Conesus branch Ontered filed.

Petition of residents of town and village of Fort Covington, praying that the United States and Canada Railroad Company should be prevented from building a pile bridge over Salmon river and thus obstructing the water-course. Ordered usual course.

Letter of B. B. Griffen, announcing that the town of Wilton, Saratoga county, would furnish the necessary land for all improvements at Ingersoll's crossing. Ordered that & copy of the letter be sent to the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, with the suggestion that the matter be consummated as soon as possible, and

that B. B. Griffen be notifled. Letter of T. P. Fowler, president New York, Ontario and Western Railroad Company, relative to complaint of Robert McAdam & Sons, of Rome. Ordered that hearing be set down for 2.15 P. M, September 15, 1890, and the parties notified.

Letter of Daniel T. Benton, complaining that the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company was not building fences on Buffalo Division of said road at Hornellsville. Ordered usual course.

Letter of J. M. Toucey, general manager New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, relative to condition of Albion station. Ordered copy sent to complainants.

Letter of Edward M. Burns, president Herkimer, Newport and Poland Narrow Gauge Railroad Company. Ordered copy sent Mr. Spencer with the request that he state whether he had inspected the road and, if so, had he especially and carefully examined the condition of the bridges and with what result.

Letter of Edward A Mosely, secretary Interstate Commerce Commission, relative to & railroad map of the United States. Ordered filed.

Letter of 8. Montfort, asking to be inofrmed of any application for change of motive power of the Jamaica and Brooklyn Railroad Company. Ordered fled.

Letter of J. A. McDonald, village clerk of Greenbush. asking this Board to inform the board of trustees of Greenbush, when the bridge over Partition street is to be built. Ordered that a copy of the communication be sent to both the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad and the Boston and Albany Railroad Companies. Also ordered that a minute be made that & communication from the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company of date of October 5.1889, announcing that the Boston and Albany and the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Companies had agreed to begin the construction of the aforesaid bridge.

Answer of the Long Island Railroad Company to the special inquiry of the Board, relative to facilities at Hunter's Point. Ordered filed.

Letter of Sibley, Lindsey & Curr, alleging discriminations by United States, Wells,
Fargo & Co., and American Express Company, against the city of Rochester in favor of
Bniralo. Ordered usual course.
Letter of H. G. Young, general manager Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, in
answer to complaint of William Abbott. Ordered that letter, as dictated, be sent.

Commissioner Baker submitted a report in the matter of the complaint of P. H. Foster
against the Long Island Railroad Company. Adopted and ordered issued.
Board adjourned until 10 A, M., September 9, 1890.

SEPTEMBER 9 -- 10 A, M. The Board heard Mr. P. J. Gleason, president of the Long Island City and Newtown Railroad Company,

in the application of the company for a change of motive power. Also Messrs. Browo & Liebenstitt for the Metropolitan Crosstown Railway Company In an application for an increase of capital stock. The Board adjourned until Monday, September 15, at 2 P. M.

SEPTEMBER 15, 1890. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. All present The minutes were read and approved The Board heard Mr. E. Lauterback, in the matter of a proposed increase of capital stack of the Third Avenue Railroad Company.. The Secretary submitted the unfinished business, as follows: Letters of American Express Company and Wells, Fargo & Co., being answers to complaint of Sibley, Lindsey & Curr as to discrimination against the city of Rochester in express rates. Ordered u-ual course.

Letters of W. Abbott and of Suburban Rapid Transit Company, relative to citation to company to show cause of th: ir failure to comply with the recommendation of this Board in the matter of complaint of the residents of Westchester against said Suburban Rupid Transit Company. R-ferred to Commi-sioner Rogers.

Letter of John T. Bramhall (Albany Evening Journal), rolative to reported utterance of Governor Seymour, as to stutus in 1862. Ordered that Secretary answer that the Board has no knowledge of any such utterance, and knows of no power vested in the Governor to take such action.

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