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What per cent of freight received at each station on your road is local and what per cent inter-State?

Over ninety-nine per cent local.

What proportion of earnings is credited to Iowa on business passing across the State, from points beyond to points beyond the State?

No such shipments.

What proportion of earnings is credited to Iowa on business originating in Iowa and passing outside the State?

All.

What proportion of earnings is credited to Iowa on business originating outside the State and destined to points within the State?

All.

What proportion of earnings is credited to each branch line of your road, on business originating on said branches and destined to points on the main line in Iowa, to points on the main line outside the State, or to points on other lines? All earnings to line in Iowa. No branches.

Give the amount and kind of freight furnished by each branch line to your main line? None.

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Miles of single track...

Iowa

LINE IN USE.

Iowa

Total mileage operated (all tracks).

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A. MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED

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Main line

owned.

MILEAGE

3.333

3.333

Branch line owned.

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3.333

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B. MILEAGE OF LINE BY STATES AND TERRITORIES.

I. MILEAGE OPERATED BY ROAD MAKING THIS REPORT.

Line operated under lease.

Branch line owned

Line operated

Line operated

under lease.

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Line of proprietary companies.

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MILEAGE OWNED BY ROAD MAKING THIS REPORT.

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Freight...

LOCOMOTIVES.

Total

CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES.

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612

612

Average cost at distributing point, bituminous coal, $1.23.

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Number

Aggregate length, feet

WOOD-CORDS.

CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD IN IOWA-CONTINUED.

GAUGE OF TRACK:

Four feet and eight and one half inches.

TELEPHONE:

Owned by this company, 12 miles of line.
Owned by this company, 12 miles of wire.

612

612

QUESTIONS FOR GENERAL INFORMATION.

STOCKHOLDERS.

15,000

15,000

What provision, if any, has been made by this road for the payment of its funded debt?

See page 726.

The cost and actual present cash value of road and equipment, including permanent

way, buildings and rolling stock, all real estate used exclusively in operating the road and all fixtures and conveniences for transacting its business:

Cash value, $20,000.00; for cost, see page 15.

J. C. Peasley, Chicago, Illinois, share
H. B. Scott, Burlington, Iowa, share
J. W. Blythe, Burlington, Iowa, share
Lyman Cook, Burlington, Iowa, share
W. W. Baldwin, Burlington, Iowa, share.

E. C. Perkins and W. J. Laddmisters, Boston, Massachusetts, shares..
Wm. McNutt, Ottumwa

Total

81.6

81.6

The average amount of tonnage that can be carried on your road in the State by an engine of given weight.

Six hundred and eighty tons.

12

544

No stated salary.

1

1

1,495

1.500

Section 4, chapter 77 of the laws of the Seventeenth General Assembly, says that the said Railroad Commissioners shall, on the first Monday of December, make a report to the Governor, etc.

The tenth clause of the section says the report shall contain such statistics of the road and its transportion business for the year as may, in the judgment of the Commissioners, be necessary and proper for the information of the General Assembly, or AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE GOVERNOR.

Under the provisions of this clause, the Governor has submitted questions contained in the following letter, which you will please answer:

To the Honorable, the Board of Railroad Commissioners, Des Moines. Iowa:

GENTLEMEN-I must again request that you obtain and incorporate into your next annual report the following information as to every railroad company doing business in this State, viz.:

1. The names of all persons who were stockholders on the 30th day of June, 1889; their place of residence, and the amount of stock owned by each.

2. The salary paid to its general officers, as President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, General Manager and Assistants, Traffic Manager, General Freight Agent, General Solicitor, and Division Superintendents.

3. The average daily wages paid to its employes, as station agents, conductors, brakemen, engineers, firemen, flagmen, section men, etc.

STATE OF IOWA,
EXECUTIVE OFFICE, DES MOINES, August 5, 1889.

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4. The names of its regular attorneys in this State, the salary and other compensation of each; also the names of all other attorneys in the State retained by the road during the past year, and the retaining fee, per diem, or other compensation or emolument whatsoever received by each.

5. The number and total mileage of so-called one and two thousand mile tickets issued to persons in this State for other than cash compensations; also, whether the cash value of all mileage tickets is included in its report of gross receipts.

This information is of importance to the State as well as of great interest to the public. More publicity in the management of corporation affairs is necessary. It is a wise law that compels national banks to post up at their places of business a list of their stockholders; and there is certainly no good reason why the State and the public should not know who the owners of the railroads are that avail themselves of the State's franchises, do business under its laws and rely upon it for protection.

It is also essential that the mileage tickets issued by the various companies to editors, to its attorneys and to its employes, in lieu of other compensation be reported to the State. There is reason to believe that it is the practice of some companies not to include the value of such mileage in their reports of total earnings, upon which the classification of railroads for the purpose of regulating their tariff is based.

2. See page 731.

3. See page 731.

5. None issued.

You will please direct the attention of the various companies to the provisions of section 5, chapter 77, laws of the Seventeenth General Assembly; and should any of them fail to furnish the information required, I shall thank you to promptly report to me the names of such delinquents.

Yours truly,

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WM. LARRABEE.

We, the undersigned, H. L. Waterman, Vice-president, and S. A. Corey, Treasurer, of the Ottumwa & Kirkville Railway Company, on our oath do severally say that the foregoing return has been prepared, under our direction, from the original books, papers, and records of said company; that we have carefully examined the same, and

declare the same to be a complete and correct statement of the business and affairs of said company in respect to each and every matter and thing therein set forth, to the best of our knowledge, information, and belief; and we further say that no deductions were made before stating the gross earnings or receipts herein set forth, except those shown in the foregoing accounts; and that the accounts and figures contained in the foregoing return embrace all of the financial operations of said company during the period for which said return is made.

(Signed)

H. L. WATERMAN,
Vice-president.
S. A. COREY,
Treasurer.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day of September, 1889. [SEAL.]

JOHN P. THOMPSON,
Notary Publie.

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