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Letter of Hon. A. C. Chapin, mayor of city of Brooklyn, granting use of common council chamber. Ordered Secretary write stating time.

Letter of William Richardson, relative to his application of increase of capital stock of Atlantic Railroad Company. Ordered filed.

Letter of L. B. Kenney, relative to automatic coupler, Ordered Secretary write better plan would be to secure its trial by some railroad company. In meantime Board would be pleased to receive drawing descriptive of his coupler.

Letter of W. J. Kennedy, relative to coal sale and transportation. Ordered Secretary write that it is not the practice of Board to answer questions in anticipation of a con plaint, thereby making a decision without all the parties in interest being heard, and to inclose a copy of Board's recommendation in Burdick against Utica and Black River Railroad Company,

The Board considered Senate bill No. 392, referred to it by the Governor. Ordered returned with report thereupon.

Also Assembly bill No. 673, also referred by the Governor. Ordered returned with report thereupon.

Also Assembly bill No. 1245, referred by the Governor. Ordered returned with report thereupon.

Also Assembly bill No. 1096, referred by the Governor. Ordered returned with report thereupon.. Board adjourned to April 21st, 1891, 10 A. M.

APRIL 21, 1891 - 10 A. M. Board considered Assembly bill No. 1179, referred by the Governor. Ordered returned with report thereupon.

Also Assembly bill No. 1236, referred by Governor. Ordered returned with report thereupon.

Also Senate bill No. 564, referred by Governor. Ordered returned with report there. upon.

Also Senate bill No. 182, referred by Governor. Ordered returned with report thereupon.

The Board considered the answer of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company to complaint of W.J. Cunningham

The Harlem Bridge, Morrisania and Fordham Railroad Company Aled consents of Boston Avenue Railroad Company, making majority of the same. Ordered flled.

The Bourd approved the bill of Jas. B. Lyon, for printing 500 reports, at $2,489.75.
The Board adjourned to meet in Brooklyn, at 10 A, M., April 22d.

APRIL 22, 1891.
The Board met pursuant to adjournment in city of Brooklyn. All present.

Hearing was had on the application of the Coney Island and Brooklyn Street Railroad Company, for change of motive power from horses to electricity. Order was made by the Board. as per copy filed with papers in this case.

The Board gave a hearing on the application of the Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company of Brooklyn, for change of motive power from horses to electricity on a portion of its route. The company also submitted an application for change to electricity on sa additional portion of its route. Order of the Board was made as shown by copy filled with the papers in this case.

The Board heard the application of the Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company of Brooklyn for increase of capital stock. Adjourned until Monday April 27th, 2 P. M. at Albany.

APRIL 27, 1891. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present - Commissioners Bakar and Rickard. Commissioner Baker in the chair.

The Secretary submitted that Commissioner Rogers was in attendance upon a meeting of the committee of the convention of the Railway Commissioners of the various states of the Union and of the Interstate Commissioners on Railway Appliances of which he is a member, at Washington, D. C. Ordered entered upon the minutes. The minutes were read and approved. The Secretary submitted the accumulated business under the rule, as follows:

Letter of William Richardson and certificate of the meeting of the stockholders of the Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company, as to increase of capital stock. Ordered Aled.

Letter relative to application of the New York ind Long Island Railroad Company for an increase of capital stock. Ordered that letter as dictated, copy of which is on üle, be sent.

Letter of Ray Hubbell, relative to his complaint against the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad C mpany. Ordered that the papers io the case be referred to Commissioner Baker for report.

Letters of H. M. Watson, and Messrs. Box, Norton & Bushwell, relative to application of the Buffalo Railway Company for a change of motive power. Ordered filed

Report of the inspector, relative to the condition of the Sea View Elevated railroad, as transmitted to the Board by its chairman. Ordered that letter as dictated, copy of which is on Ale, be sent, and operation recommended to be suspended until repairs and made.

Application of the Dunkirk and Fredonia Railroad Company for permission to change its motive power. Ordered that a hearing on the same be get down for Monday May 5th. 11 A, M., at the Capitol, Albany, and the same be advertised.

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MINUTES OF THE BOARD.

Application of the Schenectady Railway Company for permission to change its motive power. Ordered that hearing be set down for Monday, May 4th, at 3 P. M., and the same be advertised.

Letter of H. W. Webb, relative to men employed at signal stations in Fourth avenue tunnel, with accompanying papers. Ordered laid over one week,

Application of Brooklyn, Bath and West End Railroad Company for increase of capital
stock. Ordered that letter as dictated, copy of which is on file, be sent.

Letter of W. Abbott, relative to increase of commutation rates on Harlem branch of
New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad. Ordered copy sent to company,

Letter of John D. Griffen as to improvement in Fourth avenue tunnel. Ordered flled
with accident papers.

Letter of John D. Teller, relative to Geneva, Ithaca and Auburn Railway Company.
Ordered laid over one week.
Letter of Mr. Scarr, relative to improvements. Ordered Aled.

Ordered that the report relative to increase of capital stock of the Atlantic Avenue
Railroad Company of Brooklyn be made the order of the Board and issued.

Ordered that letter to the Comptroller, relative to appropriation of $2,500 in 1890, as
dictated, copy of which is on file, be sent.
Board adjourned until Tuesday, April 28th, 10 A, M.

APRIL 28-10 A, M.
The Board heard Hon. W. B. Woodin in the matter of the application of the Auburn
Street Railway Company for leave to change its capital stock. Ordered that decision
granting thy same be issued.

The Board adjourned until Monday, May 4th, 12.45 P, M.

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MAY 4, 1891. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. All present. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Board took up for consideration Assembly bills 492 and 607, and Senate bills 269, 181 and 610, which were referred to the Board by the governor for report. Ordered that the same be returned with the respective reports thereon.

The Board heard Marcus T. Hun. J. H. McClement and T. D. Morscrop in support of, and J. D. Stover and Mr. Reynolds, city attorney of Amsterdam, in opposition to the application of the Amsterdam Street Railway Company, for permission to change its motive power Postponed to May 11th, 2 P. M.

The Board also heard John A. De Remer and Mr. Gilmore, secretary, in favor of the application of the Schenectady Railway Company for change of motive power. No opposition being made thereto. Ordered that decision granting same be issued.

The Secretary submitted the accumulated business under the rule, as follows:

Letter of Arthur C. Salmon, assistant corporation counsel of Brooklyn, with brief, afidavits and maps relative to the application of the Coney Island and Brooklyn Railroad Company for permission to change its motive power on a portion of its route. Ordered filed.

Letter of Wm. Peet, favoring, and Wm. Schriber, opposing, the above application. Ordered filed. Also the brief and affidavits of Bergen aud Dykman in favor of above. Ordered filed. Letter of John King, president of the New York, Lake Erie, and Western Railroad Company, relative to petition of citizens of Binghamton, relative to Chenango street crossing, asking for extension of time in which to answer. Granted until 11th instant.

Reply of Dr. Donne to answer of Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Street Railway Company to his complaint of non-operation. Ordered kept on file.

Letter of W. Abbott and C. P. Clarke, relative to commutation rates on Harlem branch
of New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad. Ordered that copy of Mr. Clark's
letter be sent to Mr. Abbott.

Letter of J. S. Wise, relative to application of Amsterdam Street Railroad Company.
Ordered Aled.

Letter of Lucius Tuttle, general manager of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company. Ordered that a report of tunnel accident be sent him, and secretary write and say that“ beyond this the Board has not taken any action in regard to color blindness."

Letter of Clarence A. Farnum, relative to quarterly reports. Ordered referred to accountant with instructions to report May 11th.

Letter of W.F. Halstead, general manager and Samuel Sloan, president Delaware, Laekawanna and Western Railroad Company, relative to Chenango street crossing, Binghamton. Ordered laid over one week.

Letter of H. W. Webb, relative to petition of engineers as to lights in tunnel. Ordered that Secretary write that his letter is received and the matter

will be taken up at the conference on Saturday, May 9th.

Application of the Herkimer, Newport and Poland Railroad Company for permission to change its track from the narrow to the standard gauge. Ordered that hearing be set down for May 11th, at 1.45 P. M.. and the same be advertised.

Application of the Genesee and Wyoming Valley Railroad Company for designation of paper in which to publish notice of meeting of stockholders, called to consider the proposition to issue bonds. Ordered paper designated.

Also of Oswego Street Railway Company for designation of paper in which to publish notice for meeting of stockholders to consider proposition to increase the capital stock of said company. Ordered paper designated.

Letter of William Richardson, relative to increase of capital stock of Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company. Ordered fled.

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Application of Buffalo Crosstown Railroad Compasy for designation of paper in which to publish notice for stockholders' meeting to consider the issuing of bonds. Ordered paper designated.

Letter of the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad Company, for designation of paper in which to publish notice for stockholders' meeting to consider proposition to issue bonds.

Letter of H. W. Webb, with accompanying papers, relative to speed used in Fourth avenue tunnel. Ordered, that letter as dictated, copy of which is on dle, be sent, and the papers returned.

Letter of C. R. Lockwood of Jamestown, propounding certain questions as to the new railrond laws. Ordered that letter as dictated, copy of which is on file. be sent.

Letter of J. D. Teller, relative to matter of complaint against G. W. Diven. Ordered that lotter as dictated, copy of which is on Ale. De sent.

Letter of H. McGonegal, relative to the legality of purchase of a franchise by an indlvidual. Ordered that Secretary write that the law which goes into effect May 1st. 1391, that is to say, chapters 563, 564 and 565, Lits of 1890, does not seem to provide for an individual, building, maintaining and operating it railroad. Ordered that letter as dictated. copy of which is on file, be sent to the Pullman Palace Car Company. The Board took a recess to Tuesday, May 5th, 10 A. M.

MAY 5, 1891 – 10 A. M. The Board heard Porter Norton and Mr. Lang, corporation counsel of Buffalo, et al, in the matter of the application of the Buffalo Railway Company to change its motive power op Main street. Order decision granting the game be issued.

Also Mr. Fenner in support of application of Dunkirk and Fredonia Railroad Company for a change of motive power. Ordered that decision granting same be issued.

Letter of Hon. Edward Wemple, announcing that he had acceded to request of the Board to submit the construction of the item relating to Board in the annual appropriation bill of 1890, to the law officer of the State.

Letter of E. W. Cummings, asking extension of five days for complainant to reply to answer of road, in the matter of the Underwood crossing.

Letter of Hon. J. A Cantor asking a hearing before Board. Ordered that Secretary telegraph that hearing is set down for oth instant, at 10 A. M., in city of Brooklyn. Board adjourned to meet at City Hall, city of Brooklyn, on 6th inst., at 10 A. M.

MAY 6, 1891.
The Board met in city of Brooklyn pursuant to adjournment. All present.

A hearing was had on the application of the Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company of Brooklyn, for permission to change its motive power on certain portions of its lines The Board heard William Richardson, president of roari, in favor of the application, and S. V. Lowell and other property owners against the application. Order of the Board was made, as appears from copy filed with papers in the case.

Board adjourned to meet in city of Albany, May 11th, 1891.

MAY 11, 1891. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. All present. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The Board heard J. H. McClement, T. D. Morserop and Mr. Hodgson in favor of, and M. H. Stover and Mr. Reyuolds, city attorney of Amsterdam, in opposition to the appu. cation of the Amsterdam Street Railway Company, askipg permission to change ita motive power. Hearing closed and briefs ordered filed.

The Board also heard Mr. H. L. Sprague in favor of the application of the Herkimer, Newport and Polan't Railroad Company, for permission to change its gauge from the nurrow to the standar i gauge. Ordered approved, conditioned upon receiving proof of the publication of notice of hearing in Herkimer.

The Secretary submitte i the accumulathil business under the rule, as follows: Certified copies of consents of Buffalo Railway Company us to change of motive power on Main street, Buffalo, Ordered illed.

Letter of J. 'R. Shephard, relative to checking baggage on Long Island railroad. Ordered copy sent to the company.

Letter of John King, relative to Chenango street crossing, being answer to petition of Binghamton residents. Ordered usual course.

Letter of manager of Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, relative to same. Ordered that Secretary inform the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company that answer should be filled with Board by Thursday, May 1411. 1891.

Letter of Rusk & Bolaud, relative to mister mecharies' meeting as to car couple rs Ordered that Secretary write Board knows of no meeting of master mechanics.

Petition of residents of Batuvir as to connecting switch between the New York Central and Hudson River railroad and the New York, Lake Erie and Western railroad. Ord rad usual course.

Application of New York and Long Island Railroad Company, for an increase of capital stick. Ordere that secretary write to the react that it says that a certified copy of a resolution adopted by th• stockholders of the company giving sanction to the increase of canital stock to $10,000,000 was inclosed. No such inclosure was found. Before acting the Board will require a properly certifled copy of the proceedings of the stockbolders giving the number of shares voted on. I am further instructed to ask under what authority, given in the General Railroad Law, you propose to construct this tunnel.

MINUTES OF THE BOARD.

Amdavit of Thos. McCann, relative to Coney Island and Brooklyn Railroad Company.
Ordered Aled.

Petition of residents of Bullville, relative to station accommodation. Ordered usual
course.

Lettor of Horace Porter, vice-president, Pullman Palace Car Company, relative to failure of a conductor to honor a State pass. Ordered kept on file.

Letter of Lansing Morse, relative to a light for lighting tunnel. Ordered Secretary write asking what the nature of the light is; if it is arc-light or incandescent. Ordered kept on file.

Letter of W. H. Williams, complaining of Albany Railway Company for insufficiency
of car service between State street and Van Woert street. Ordered usual course.
Report of accountant in matter of reports from Wellsville, Coudersport and Pine
Creek Railroad Company. Ordered that report be transmitted to the company saying
Board approves of it.
Board adjourned until Tuesday, May 12th, 10 A, M.

MAY 12—10 A. M.
The Board considered communication of Ed. Lauterbach as to Twenty-eighth and
Twenty-ninth Street Rallway Company. Ordered Secretary write that unless the Board
receives notice within two weeks that the roads have been put into operation, the
Board will be obliged to summon the railroad company to show cause why the matter
should not be referred to the Attorney-General for his consideration and action, with
the view to taking measures for forfeiting the charter of the company.

The accountant reported that the Rome Street Railroad Company and Newburgh Street Railroad Company had made quarterly reports without

a general balance sheet, and also the failure of the Elmira and Horseheads Railroad Company to file the two last quarterly reports, and received instructions on the same.

Commissioner Rogers submitted a report in the matter of the application of the Coney Island and Brooklyn Railroad Company. Ordered adopted, and laid on table to be printed.

Ordered that Secretary send subpænas to John D. Teller in matter of complaint of Murdock & Conger against the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company and Geo. M. Diven, and write that Board has set down a bearing for May 19th, 10 A, M. The Board adjourned until Monday, May 18th, 2 P. M.

May 18, 1891.
The Board met pursuant to adjournment. All present.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved,

Mr. Beach, representing the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company and the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, appeared and was heard relative to interlocking signal device at grade crossing of the Spuyten Duyvil branch of the New York Central and Hudson River railroad and the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad. Order was made as flled with the papers, relative to communication being sent Board by Division Superintendent Sheperd of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company.

The Secretary submitted the accumulated business under the rule, as follows: Letter of Malcolm W. Niven, secretary New York and Long Island Railroad Company, relative to increase of stock of that road and inclosing copy of resolution of stockholders. Ordered that letter be sent James D. Leary, the president of the road, as dictated.

Letter of H. L. Sprague, counsel Herkimer, Newport and Poland Narrow Gauge Railroad Company, relative to change to standard gauge by that road, inclosing copy of notice of hearing

published. Ordered filed. Letter of John King, president New York. Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company, relative to complaint of citizens of Bullville, Genesee county, as to failure to provide passenger station. Ordered copy sent complainants. Letter of Lansing Morse, relative to electric light for tunnels. Ordered filed.

Letter of John D. Teller, counsel for Murdock & Conger, asking postponement of hearing of their complaint against the Lehigh Valley road and Geo. M. Diven, to June 2d, 10 A. M. Granted.

Letter of Henry 8. Redfield, as to same complaint. Ordered filled.. Letter of Arthur P. Hodgkins, counsel for company, relative to brief in application of Amsterdam Street Railroad Company, for leave to use electricity on certain extensions proposed to be made. Ordered flled.

Letter of J. C. Wilbur, relative to his complaint against the West Shore, and the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad Companies. Ordered hearing be set down at Ohamber of Commerce, New York city, 11 A, M., May 28th, and that all parties in interest be notified.

Letter of F. H. Stott, as to dangerous crossing on Hudson and Kinderhook road. Commissioner Rickard reported an inspection of the premises made, and recommended the establishment of an electric bell at the crossing complained of. Decision

rendered to that effect and sent parties in interest.

Letter of Geo. B. Warner, relative to increase of stock of Syracuse, Eastwood Heights and Dewitt Railroad Company, and issue of bonds by same road. Ordered letter sent As dictated.

Howard N. Fullor of Albany, appeared before Board asking the method of procedure to obtain a franchise for an electric railroad between New York and Albany. He was referred to the law on the subject.

Complaint of G. W. Dickerson, Bullville, N. Y., against the New York, Lake Erle and Western Railroad Company, as to unsafe condition of fences. Ordered usual course.

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Complaint of James L. Young, against the Central New England and Western Rail road Company, relative to obstruction of stream under bridge at Copake, N. Y. Ordered usual course.

Letter of Augustus S Hitchins, relative to law as to date of close of Ascal year. Ordered letter sent as dictated.

Letter of J. Carstensen, comptroller New York Central and Hudson River Railroad
Company, relative to quarterly reports not being filed. Ordered filed.

Commissioner Rogers submitted a report in the matter of change of gauge of the
Herkimer, Newport and Poland Narrow Gauge Railroad to standard. Adopted and
ordered issued.
Adjourned until 10 A. M., Tuesday, May 19th, 1891.

May 19, 1891. The Board met at 10 A. M. All present. The S-cretary submitted letter of C R. Lockwood, as to necessity of approval of Board of use of electricity on an extension of a street road to be built. Ordered letter sent as dictated.

Liter of Charles Van Benthuysen, relative to lighting and ventilating tunnels. Ordered fled.

The accountant reported several companies as derelict in Alling quarterly reports. Ordered that he write them to file at once.

Letter of J F. Cameron, relative to lighting tunnel Ordered Aled.

Letter of J.J. Hagen, relative to quirierly report of Troy and Albia Railway Company not being flled; also letter of J. J. Hugen, relative to quarterly report of Troy and Lin fingburgh Company not being filed. Ordered that accountant write that a few days' delay will be granted.

Commissioner Rickard submitted a report in the matter of the accident occurring at Hinsdale, on the New York, Lake Erie and Western railroad, April 2d, 1891. Adopted and ordered issued. Ordered that a circular relative to annual reports as dictated. be issued.

Reply of M. J. Cunningham to answer of New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company as to abandonment of station at Underwood's. Caso referred to Commis sioner Baker.

The Board adjourned until Wednesday morning. May 20th, at Chamber of Commerce, New York city.

MAY 20, 1891. The Board met pursuant to adjournment, at the Chamber of Commerce, in city of New York. All present.

E. Lauterbach, counsel for Third Avenue Street Railroad Company of New York city; was heard as to application of that company for approval of an increase of capital stock. Adjourned until Tuesday, May 26th, 10 A. M., at Albany.

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MAY 26, 1891. The Board met pursuant to arljournment. All present. The minutes of the last meeting were read and ilpproved. The Board heard Mr. H W. Slocum. Jr., in the matter of a proposed application. The Secretary submitted the arcumulated business, under the rule as follows: Letter of Mr. Thurston, relative to air car coupler Ordered Aled with improvements,

Letter of John C Church, relative to Atlantic Avenue Railway Company for change of motive power. Ordered that the substance of the order in the matter be sent him.

Letter of Wheeler, Curtis & Godkin, asking to be informed as to any hearing in the tunnel matter.

Amlavit in the matter of Chenangostreet crossing, filed by A. D. Wales for petitioners. Ordered that hearing in the matter ha set down for Tuesday. June 9th, at 10 A. M.

Letter of Brooklyn and Ro-kaway Beach R tilroad Company, relative to annual report Ref-rred to the secouotant with instructio s to find out whether the report for elaren month is defective, as is alleged hy prasont holders of road.

Latter of J. R Van Ness, relative to changes on railroads under certain conditions Ordered that letter as dietated, copy of wbich is on Ale, be sent.

Latter of Cooperstown and Chiurl tte Villey Railroal Company, asking for extension of time in which to ble quarterly reports under the conditions of the sudden death of the tressurer. Orriered thi ty days granted.

Latter of H.J. McClelland, asking to be informed of any public hearing on the subject of tunnel lighting and ventilating. Ordered that he be assured he will be informed.

Letter of John L Wilson, boing answer to complaint of J. L Young, of Copate.
Ordered usual course.
Latter of H. S Redfeld, relative to complaint of citizens of Auhurn. Ordered Aled.

Letter of William Mo Michael. Secretary, being application of Hudson Tunnel Rallway
Company for designation of paper in matter of issue of bonds. Paper ordered designated

Latter of J T. Mann, auditor. Naw York, Pennsylvania and Ohio Railway Compang, relative to quarterly report. Ordered kept on file.

Letter of John W. M Vimara. ganeral manager Albiny Railway Company, beluk answer to complaint of W. H. Williams. Ordered usual course.

Letter of John King. praxjilent Now York, Luke Erie and Western Railroad Company, relative to patition of citizens of Batavia. Ordered kept on flle.

Letter of C. M. Bowley, relative to projected road from Yonkers to New Roch-lle Ordered that Secretary reply that under chapter 565 of Laws of 1890, which goes into

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