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effect May 1st, it would appear to be necessary that the road should obtain the consent of the Board of Railroad Commissioners as well as one-half in value of the abutting property owners, and likewise the consent of the local authorities. You are referred to sections 91, 92, 93 and 100 of ohapter 565, Laws of 1890.
Letter of Mullen & Griffin and C. H. Stott, acknowledging receipt of the recommendations of the Board in matter of alleged dangerous crossing on Kinderhook and Hudson railroad, and in the case of the former assuring compliance.
Letter of National Car Heater Company Ordered illed with improvements. Letter of O. M. Depew, with accompanying correspondence relative to interlocking signal on the tracks of the Harlem roatl jointly and by New Haven road. Ordered that MAY 29th be set down for the date of the meeting requested, at Grand Central station.
Letter of I. D. Barton, being answer to complaint of J. R. Shepherd. Ordered that letter as dictated, copy of which is on file, be sent and the substance of Mr. Barton's letter be transmitted.
Briefs of Mr. Hodgkins and Mr. Stover in the matter of the application of the Amsterdam Railroad Company for a change of motive power. Referred to Commissioner Rugers. The Board took a recess until Wednesday, May 27th, 9.30 A. M.
MAY 27 — 9.30 A. M. The Board took up the letter of James L. Young, being reply to answer of J.L Wilson, president Central New England and Western Railroad Company. . Ordered copy sent to complainant.
Letter of W. P. Hall, president Hall Signal Company, asking permission to be present at Board's hearing at the Chamber of Commerce on the 28th instant.
Letter of John King, relative to and being answer to complaint of C. N. Dickerson of Orawford. Ordered usual course.
Commissioner Rgers submitted a report in the matter of the application of the Third Avenue Railway Company, for an increase of capital stock. Ordered adopted and issued as the order of the Board.
The Board heard Mr. John D. Parsons in the matter of the printing of the Strain
MAY 28, 1891.
The Board heard J.C. Wilbur, of Stony Ford, N. Y., complainant, against the New York, Ontario and Western and West Shore railroads, as to transportation of his milk from Stony Ford to Cranstons. Mr. Wilbur appeared for himself, John B Kerr for the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad Company, and Ashbel Green, counsel, J. D. Layng, general manager, and Percy Todd, general freight agent, for the West Shore road. The hearing was concluded and adjourned.
The Board heard T. F.C. Demarest, as to increase of stock of Manhattan Elevated Railway Company ($4,000,000) to exchange for like amount of stock of the Suburban Rapid Transit Company. C. E. Tracy also appeared.
Ordered hearing set down in matter of ventilating and lighting Fourth avenue tunnel, Chamber of Commerce, New York city, Wednesday, June 3d. 10 A. M.
On May 29, the Board inspected plans of signal apparatus used by New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company and New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company.
The Board adjourned until Monday, June 1st, 2 P. M.
JUNE 1, 1891.
The Board heard C_H. Kaiser in the matter of the accident occurring at Hinsdale, on the New York, Lake Erie nud Western railroad.
Also Prof. Palmer C. Ricketts, in reference to an automatic coupler.
Letter of P. W. Cunningham. relating to proposed use of Susquehanna bridge by electric cars in Binghamton. Referred to Commissioner Baker.
Application of the Coney Island and Brooklyn Railroad Company for permission to change its motive power on a portion of its route.
Ordered that hearing be get down for June 11th at 11 A, M., and the same be advertised,
Ordered that an item be inserted in quarterly report blank, calling for statement of
Application of Sterling Iron Mountain Ruilway Company to be relieved from making
Letter of James R. Van Ness, relative to treatment of Ray Hubbell in matter of fares by Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad Company. Ordered copy sent to company.
Letter of John L. Wilson, president Central New England and Western Railroad Company, relative to complaint of James L. Young, of Copake. Ordered copy sent
Letter of Lansing Morge asking for information as to hearing on tunnel lighting and ventilation. Ordered that he be informed that Board sits at Chamber of Commerce, New York city, June 3d, at 10 A. M.
Letter of Hall Signal Company as to same. Ordered word sent to Mr. Hall as a hore Letter of Lucius Tuttle, general manager New York, New Haven and Hartford Rall. road Company, relative to signal device. Ordered letter as dictated, copy of which is on file, be sent. Letter of Malcom W. Niveu, secretary and treasurer
New York and Long Island Railroad Company, relative to increase of capital stock. Ordered filed. Letter of S. H. Dickinson, relative to station building at Bullville. Ordered filed.
Letter of J. M. Toucey, etc., general manager New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, relative to interlocking safety device. Ordered si ed with the papers in matter.
Letter of John L. Wilson, president Central New England and Western Railroad Company, relative to Poughkeepsie bridge.
Report of bridge engineer on condition of the above bridge. Laid on table. Letter of Buffalo, Now York and Erie Railroad Company, relative to reports from lessor companies. Ordered referred to accountant to answer.
Brief in reply of the Amsterdam Rizilroad Company in the matter of change of motive power.
Plan of foot bridge over tracks at East Albany submitted by Hamilton Harris, Esq.. for approval of Board.
Letter of John B. Kerr, counsel of New York, Ontario and Western Railroad Company, relative to complaint of J. C. Wilbur. Ordered laid on table. The Board adjourned until Tuesday June 2d, 10 A. M.
JUNE 2, 1891 – 10 A. M. Commissioner Rogers submitted a report in the matter of the application of the Madhattan Elevated Railway Company for an increase of capital stock to $1,000,000 with which to absorb the Suburban Elevated railroad, granting the same. Adopted and ordered issued, with the certificate as to the same.
Also a report in the matter of an application of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company for an investigation and report by the Board upon the Westing. house automatic pneumatic system of block signaling. Adopted and ordered issued.
The Board hrard Mr. C. M. Balen in the matter of the Ithaca, Auburn and Western Railroad Company. Adjournment of hearing in same asked for and granted until July 7th, 10 A. M.
Commissioner Rickard submitted a report in the matter of accident on the Montauk division of the Long Island railroad at Parkville. May 15th, 1891. Adopted and ordered issued.
The inspector submitted his report in the matter of the examination of the Poughkeepsie bridge upon his report and of the bridge engineer. Ordered that reports be transmitted to the president of bridge company with letter as dictated, copy of which is on ille, and hearing be set down for same at the Brevoort House, New York city, at 10 A. M., Thursday, June 4th. 1891.
Ordered that the plan for a foot bridge over tracks at East Albany be approved. Letter of J. N. Sanborn, superintendent. The United Gas Lamp Company, asking date of hearing on tunnel lighting and ventilating. Ordered that he be informed that it will take place at the Chamber of Commerce, June 30, 1891, 10 A M., but that the Board has no actual measurements at hand such as are required.
Letter of Hon. J. A. Cantor, transmitting brief as to Plass light and asking place of hearing Juno 3d. Ordered that he be informed.
Also letter of Goo. D. Chapman relative to complaint of citizens of Angelican Ordered carried on flle.
Letters a knowledging receipt of Third Avenue decision for increase of capital stock. Ordered filed. The Board adjourned to meet in New York city, at Chamber of Commerce, June 3d,
JUNE 3, 1891. The Board met at the Chamber of Commerce, New York city, and heard persons prosenting proposed methods of heating aud ventilating the tunnel. The Board adjourned until Thursday, June 4th.
JUNE 4, 1891. The Board met pursuant to adjournment. A heartog was given on the report of the inspector and bridge engineer of the Board, as to the Poughkeepsie bridge. Jeho Wilson, president, P. P. Dickinson, engineer, and Charlos A. Morgan, counsel, appeared for the Bridge company. Charles Macdonald und II. Steward, also appeared for tbe Briilge company. Order of the Board was made as shown by copy on file.
Commissioner Rogers submitted a report in the Amsterdam Street Railway Comrads': application for change of motive power on portious of its route. Adopted and ordered issued.
Commissioner Rogers submitted a report, in the matter of J. C. Wilbur against the Weet Shore Ruilroad Conpany, and New York, Ontario and Western Railway Company. Adopted and ordered issued. The Board adjourned to Albany, June 8th, at 1 P. M.
10 A. M.
JUNE 8, 1891. The Board met pursuant to adjournm-nt. All present. The minutes of the Board were read and approved. Mr. Wm. Richardson, preyident of the Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company, submitted in person papers relative to the application of the company for a change of motira power.
MINUTES OF THE BOARD.
The Secretary submitted the accumulated business.
Letter of J. Eugene Williams, relative to the necessity of guards on the high bridge near Springville on Rochester and Pittsburg railroud. Ordered usual course. Letter of F. J. Townsend, relative to dangerous crossing at Centerville, on the New York, Lake Erie and Western railroad. Ordered that letter as dictated, copy of which is on file, be sent. Letter of Stephen H. Infield, as to dangerous condition of Flat Rock crossing, on road of Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. Ordered usual course.
Letters of A. J. Vankouteren, Roland Redmond, W. A. Sutherland, Rohert Davies. L. Hourier, E. L. Drake and Joseph Eakins, relative to lighting and ventilating tunuels. Ordered filed.
Letter of George B. Warner, relative to increase of capital stock. Ordered Secretary answer that the Board decrees that the greater includes the less, and that if the incrense is approved by two-thirds of all the shares of stock, the company would come within the requirements of the law, which is sections 44, 45, 46, of chapter 364, Laws of 1890.
Letrer of Lucius Tuttle, general manager New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company. Ordered that Secretary write: "In response to your request, Commissioner Rogers will be at the Grand Central depot, New York, New Haven and Hartford omre at 9 o'clock. Wednesday, 10th inst: He desires that he should be run up on & special, when he will examine the crossing and make such suggestions as may seem proper. Please acknowledge this letter, upon its receipt, to Commissioner Rogers at the Union League Club, at Fifty-ninth street and Fifth avenue.”.
Letter of J. G. Packard, secretary to C. P. Clarke, president New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company acknowledging receipt of letter. Ordered filed.
Letter of G. E. Rogers, president Binghamton Railroad Company. conveying letter of B. 8. Curran, mayor of Binghamton, as to suspension bridge and its use. Referred to Commissioner Baker.
Letter f John Adams, general superintendent Fitchburgh Railroad Company, asking approval of interlocking signal. Ordered Secretary write that the Board desires more explanation than appears on the drawing sent and also desires to know why the almost universal custom of showing greep for caution is changed.
Commissioner Baker submitted a raport. in the matter of Ray Hubbell against the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad Company, recommending dismissal of complaint and fling memorandum of same.
Papers as to withdrawal of assents in the matter of application of the Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company for change of motive power. Ordered filed.
Letter of Goo. 8. Field, relative to Poughkeepsie bridge. Ordered filed.
Application of Jamestown Street Railway Company for change of motive power. Ordered hearing be set down for 16th inst., 10 A. M., and same be advertised.
The Board adjourned to Binghamton, 10 A. M., June 9th.
JUNE 9, 1891.
A heariog was given on the complaint of citizens of Binghamton against the Delaware
JUNE 11, 1891.
Tbe Board heard Mr. Dykman, of Bergen & Dykman, counsel for the Coney Island
A hearing in the application of the Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company's application
The Board adjourned until Monday, June 15, at 1 P. M.
JUNE 15, 1891,
Mr. John Adams, general superintendent, and Mr. Cheever, engineer Fitchburg Railroad Company, were heard in the matter of an interlocking switch and signal apparatus at Lebanon Springs crossing. Ordered that letter as dictated, copy of which is on file, be sent to Mr. Bennett, superintendent Lebanon Springs road.
The Secretary submitte i the accumulated business under the rule, as follows:
Letter of M. S. Blair, Lackawanna and Pittsburgh Railroad Company, relative to complaint of Mr. Fairbanks, Ordered usual course.
Letter of William Richardson, relative to reported comment of ex-Park Commispioner Kennedy, of Brooklyn, on utterance of Mr. Boardman, counsel for applicant. Ordered that with the statements made the Board prefers to have the matter dropped.
Letter of E. A. Gallup, Automatic Car Coupler Company. Ordered illed.
Letter of E. M. Turner, National Unicycle Elevated Railway Company. Ordered Secretary write that Board cannot understand the device and desires that explanations of the same be sent it.
Letter of H. G. Young, second vice-president Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, relative to complaint of Stephen B. Infleld. Ordered filed.
Letter of B. F. Skinner, of Fredonia, relative to an alleged dangerous crossing in town of Pomfret. Ordered Secretary write that if he will make a specific complaint against the railroads involved, indicating the nature of the crossings, on its receipt the Board will take such action as the circumstances shall warrant.
Letter of Birdsall Kennedy, relative to the failure of the Erie and Genesee Valley Railroad Company, whose road is under lease to and operated by New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company to maintain its fences in town of West Sparta, Livingston county. Ordered usual course.
Letter of C. R. Lockwood, relative to date of hearing in the matter of the Jamestown Street Railway Company. Ordered hearing set down for 10 A. M., 23d inst, and the same be advertised.
I'wo letters of J. C. Wilbur, relative to his complaint against the West Shore and New York, Ontario and Wastern Railroad Company. Ordered letter dictated. copy of wbich is on file, be sent to Mr. Wilbur.
Letter of M. M. Fenner, relative to action of Dunkirk council in matter of change of motive power on Dunkirk and Fredonia railroad. Ordered that letter as dictated, copy of which is on Ale, be sent.
Letter of L. Cated, superintendent Fonda. Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad Company, relative to complaint of Ray Hubbell. Ordered Secretary write that the facts alleged are such that Board sees no reason why a knowledge thereof should be confined to any one othcial of the road. It expects a reply on a date not later than Jupe 22d.
Letter of John C. Church, relative to Seventh avenue change of motive power. Ordered filled.
Letter of J. Crandal, superintendent Fitchburgh Railroad Company (western division), and John Adams, general superintendent. Ordered letters as dictated, copies of which are on fille, be sent. Letter of H, E. Ackerly, relative to accidents. Ordered Aled with improvements.
Letter of William J. Richardson papers relative to application of Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company for change of motive power.
Papers in matter of application of Brooklyn, Bath and West End Railroad Company for permission to increase its capital stock. Letter as dictated, copy of which is op file, be sent.
Letter of Hon. Edward Wemple, Comptroller, transmitting opinion of AttornesGeneral. Ordered filed.
Complaint of the New York Lumber and Wood Working Company against the Western New York Car Service Association. Ordered usual course.
Letters of William G. Cramer, Walter Katte, with drawings; L. J. Wing Company, with statement and drawings; Backus Water Motor Company, with drawing; E. E. Russell, Matteawan; The Delta Engraving and Manufacturing Company; Samuel Stewart, Robert H. Barnes and Thomas Pratt. Ordered filed. Ordered that the
report relative to the interlocking device at Port Morris submitted by Commissioner Rogers, be approved and ordered issued. The Board adjourned until Tuesday, June 16th, 10 A. M.
JUNE 16—10 A. M. The Board took up the tunnel plans for consideration.
The Secretary submitted memorandum of East Side Association, fled by Wheeler, Curtis & Godkin. Ordered flled.
Letter of H. G. Young, accompanying report of A. J. Swift, civil engineer, in Infield complaint Ordered usual course.
Letter of C. M. Depew, New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, convey report of J. M. Toucey on Batavia pplication for switch accommodations. Ordered usual course.
Board adjourned until Wednesday, June 17th, 10 A. M., at office of New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, Forty-second street, New York city.
JUNE 17, 1891. Board met at office of New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company Forty-second street, New York city, pursuant to adjournment. All present.
C. M. Dapew, president; Charles C. Clarke, vice-president; J. M. Toucey, general manager; Theodore Voorhees, general superintendent; Walter Katte, chief engineer. and others, present on behalf of railroad company,
The Board recommended a plan and submitted drawings to illustrate the same for ventilati g the tunnel. The proposed method was accepted by the company and orders were issued by Mr. Depew to have an experimental section thereof immediately constructed in the side tunnel between Fifty-sixth street and Sixty-seventh street,
Board adjourned to 12 o'clock noon, Thursday, June 18, 1891, at rooms of Chamber of Commerce, New York city,
JUNE 18, 1891. Board met at Chamber of Commerce, New York city, 12 o'clock noon, pursuant to gdjournment. All pregant.
Wm. Richardson and Mr. Boardman appeared for the Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company of Brooklyn: Sidney V. Lowell, itppeared on h-half of abutting property owners on Ninth Avenue, Brooklyn, in the matter of the application of the said railroad company for the approval of the Board of change of motive power. Board adjourned to its rooms at Albany on Monday, June 22, 1891, at 1.30 P. M.
JUNE 22, 1891. The Board met at 1.30 P. M., pursuant to adjournment. All present. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The acting Secretary submitted the accumulated business, under the rule, as follows:
Letter of E. D. Bennett, superintendent of Lebanon Springs Railroad Company, relative to interlocking signal and switch apparatus at Pittsburg Junction, same placed on file and decision of Board, in the matter, dictated and ordered sent to John Adams, general superintendent Fitchburg railroad, and E. D. Bennett, geveral superintendent, Lebanon Springs Railroad Company. Letter of J. O. Wilbur, in matter of West Shore Railroad Company and New York, Ontario and Western Railway Company. Ordered that order to show cause before Board at 2 o'clock, P. M., of Monday, June 29, 1891, at Albany, why failure to conform to recommendations of the Board made June 4, 1891, in said matter should not be reported to the Attorn-y-General for such action as is provided for under section 162, chapter 565, Laws of 1890, be sent by registered letter to president of New York, Ontario and Western Railway Company and that Mr. Wilbur be notified by mail of the action of of the Board.
Reply of the complainants in re Residents of Angelica v. Lackawanna and Pittsburg Railroad Company referred to Commissioner Rickard to visit locality and report to Board; also ordered that Secretary notify the complainants and the railroad company that Commissioner will at an early day in the future advise them as to date he will be at Angelica to make the examination.
Communication from Edward J. Mitchell, coroner of Westchester county, accompanied by ildings of the coroner's jury in the matter of the accident at or near Tarrytown of May 19th, 1891; also communication from J. M. Toucey, general manager New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company. Ordered filed with the papers in office of Board relating to such accident, subject to such further action, if any, in the premises as ihe Board may hereafter determine upon.
In the matter of the application of Syracuse, Eastwood Heights and De Witt Railroad Company for increase of its capital stock. Proof of publication of notice and certified copies of proceedings of meeting of stockholders submitted, and ordered that letter as dictated be sent to Geo. B. Warper of Syracuse, attorney for company, inclosing certi, fied copies of proceedings of meeting of stockholders for necessary corrections and amendments. In the matter of complaint of Ray Hubbell against the Fonda, Jchnstown and Glovers, ville Railroad Company, answer of the railroad company received, and ordered usual course.
Complaint of residents of Clarence Centre, East Clarence. Transit and Getzville station (Batavia and Tonawanda branch) against the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company. Ordered usual course.
In the matter of application of the Binghamton Street Railroad Company for approval of the Board of a change in motive power from horses to electricity. A report from Mr. Chas. F. Stowell, bridge engineer, was received and read relative to the crossing of Ferry street bridge by electric cars, same approved and fled, and ordered that decision of Board as dictated be sent to president of the railroad company and to the mayor of
. Complaint of Geo. O. Membery against the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company (Rome, Watertown and Ogdeosburg division). Ordered usual course.
Complaint of Barent W. Stryker against the New York Central and Hudson River and Fort Orange Railroad Companies for failure to file map of rond as required by statute. Ordered copy of complaint sent president of company with letter from Secretary of Board calling attention to provisions of the law governing such matters.
Report of Commissioner Baker in the matter of the complaint of the residents of Binghamton against the New York. Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company, the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company.
and the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. Submitted and adopted and ordered that copies thereof be sent forward in due course to proper parties.
Communication and accompanying papers from National Unicycle Elevated Railway Construction Company. Read and ordered filed.
A like course ordered as to the following:
A8 to lighting tunnel- Two communications, one of June 17th, the other of June 19th. from Joha Baynes; a communication from Scott Electrical Manufacturing Company of June 20th; a communication from the Elison Electric Iluminatiog Company of New York, of June 22d.
As to ventilation of tunnel. - Communication of June 19th from B. F. Carpenter, of Roselle, N. J., with accompanying drawings; of June 19th, from J. F. Cameron, of New York city; of June 18th, of Cooke & Co., of New York agents for Root's rotary force blast hlowers and exhausters; two communications, without date, from Thomas Pratt, Paterson, N.J.
Also a letter from E. E. Russell Tratman of New York city, relative to block system in ** tunnel."
Also a letter and accompanying design of " patented foot-guards” of the Ajax Forge Company.
Also circular and device of car-coupler, the invention of James H. Crittenden of Fall River, Mass. Adjourned to 9.30 A. M. Tuesday, June 23, 1891.
JUNE 23, 1891. Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present - Commissioners Rogers and Baker. On motion of Commissioner Biker letter as dictated relative to change in futuro time-tables of Delaware and Hudson Canal Company and Central Vermont Railroad