Annual Report on the Statistics of Railways in the United States

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1889
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Стр. 1 - Such annual reports shall show in detail the amount of capital stock issued, the amounts paid therefor, and the manner of payment for the same; the dividends paid, the surplus fund, if any, and the number of stockholders; the funded and floating debts and the interest paid thereon; the cost and value of the carrier's property, franchises, and...
Стр. 1 - Commission is hereby authorized to require annual reports from all common carriers subject to the provisions of this Act, and from the owners of all railroads engaged in interstate commerce as defined in this Act, to prescribe the manner in which such reports shall be made, and to require from such carriers specific answers to all questions upon which the Commission may need information.
Стр. 2 - ... the amounts expended for improvements each year, how expended, and the character of such improvements; the earnings and receipts from each branch of business and from all sources; the operating and other expenses; the balances of profit and loss; and a complete exhibit of the financial operations of the carrier each year, including an annual balance sheet.
Стр. 2 - Such reports shall also contain such information in relation to rates or regulations concerning fares or freights, or agreements, arrangements, or contracts with other common carriers as the commission may require ; and the said commission may, within its...
Стр. 2 - Commission may, within its discretion, for the purpose of enabling it the better to carry out the purposes of this Act, prescribe (if in the opinion of the Commission it is practicable to prescribe such uniformity and methods of keeping accounts) a period of time within which all common carriers subject to the provisions of this Act shall have, as near as may be, a uniform system of accounts, and the manner in which such accounts 'shall be kept.
Стр. 5 - ... stockholders; the funded and floating debts and the interest paid thereon; the cost and value of the carrier's property, franchises, and equipment...
Стр. 4 - Convention, recognizing the necessity of uniformity, passed a resolution to the effect that, " it is the sense of this Convention that a uniform method of collecting and publishing statistics, both as to time and matter, should be adopted.
Стр. 20 - They are to be accepted as averages, and not as a standard. It lies in the theory of averages to eliminate everything that is peculiar; he, therefore, who makes use of an average for any particular problem must modify the standard so far as that is necessary to allow for what is peculiar in the conditions considered.
Стр. 23 - This is the first attempt at uniform statistics for the entire country, and . . . less than six months have elapsed since the work of compilation was begun . . . "p. 23. Summarized with comment in 3rd Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission, Dec. 1, 1889, p. 29-33. Lansing, GL State Railway Statistics — the attempted division of operating expenses between passenger and freight traffic. (In 3d Report, Asso. of Am. Ry. Acctg. Off., July...

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