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SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE ^ 



BOARD 



OF 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS 



OF 



NORTH CAROLINA 



FOR the; 



YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1897 



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RAIvEIGH 
Guy V. Barnes, Printer to Governor's Councii, 

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NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMMISSION. 

L. C. CALDWELL, 

Chairman, 
JNO. H. PEAESON, 
D. H. ABBOTT. 



Henry C. Brown, 

CLERK. 



STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



Raleigh, December Sl^ 1897. 

To the Honorable D. L. Eussell, 

Governor of North Carolina : 

Sir: —In obedience to an Act of the Greneral Assembly, Chap- 
ter 320, Section 15, the undersigned Board of Railroad Commis- 
sioners have the honor to submit to your Excellency the Seventh 
Annual Report, containing a full, and as we are reliably informed, 
correct statement of the reports of the various railroad, steamboat, 
telegraph and telephone companies operating in this State, as well 
as the proceedings and decisions rendered. 

It is only just to the majority of the Board of Commissioners 
to state that none of the reports contained in this Annual Report 
came under the inspection or were received by the present Board. 
The Chairman of the Board and Mr. Pearson, having been ap- 
pointed by your Excellency to fill the vacancies caused by the 
suspension of Messrs, J. W. Wilson and S. Otho Wilson, on Sep- 
tember 23, 1897, and their right and title to the offices being ques- 
tioned, it became necessary to resort to legal proceedings to have 
an adjudication of the same, and it was not until December 23, 
1 897, determined who were entitled thereto ; the duties of the 
office in the meantime being performed by the deposed Commis- 
sioners and Commissioner Abbott ; so that the correctness of this 
report is based upon the efficient labors of the Clerk to said Board. 

L. C. Caldwell, Chairman, 
Jno. H. Pearson, 
D. H. Abbott. 

H. C. Brown, Clerk. 



PROCEEDINGS IN THE MATTER OF THE SUSPEN- 
SION OF Hon. J. W. WILSON AND Hon. S. OTHO 
WILSON, RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS, BY Hon. 
D. L. RUSSELL, GOVERNOR OF NORTH CARO- 
LINA. 



NOTICE TO Hon. JAS. W. WILSON. 

State of North Carolina, Executive Department, 

Raleigh, Aug. 24., 1897. 

To James W. Wilson, Esq., Member of the 

Railroad Commission of North Carolina : 

Sir: — By section first of the Railroad Commission Act, ratified 
the 5th day of March, 1891, it is made the duty of the Grovernor 
to suspend from office any Railroad Commissioner who shall be 
the holder of "any stock or bond of any railroad company, or be 
the agent or employee of any such company, or have any interest 
in any way in such company, or in any case any one of them shall 
be disqualified to act." It is alleged that you are the joint owner 
with Col. A. B. Andrews, the first Vice-President of the South- 
ern Railroad, general political manager of the same for North 
Carolina, of a certain piece of hotel property known as Round 
Knob, situated on the line of the said railroad ; that said hotel 
property is worth little or nothing except as a hotel, and that it 
is worthless for this purpose except when designated and patron- 
ized by the Southern Railroad as an eating-house for their pass- 
enger trains; that said hotel property has been unoccupied and 
unused for any purpose for several years past and has brought in 
no revenue to you as one of its owners; that it is impossible for 
you to use, rent or lease said property unless some understandmg, 
agreement or contract could be made with the Southern Railroad 
Company to designate and patronize the said hotel as a railroad 
eating-house; that you and the other o^ner or owners of said 



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hotel property have secured some agreement, understanding or 
contract from the Southern Eailroad Company to abandon otJier 
eating-houses and designate Round Knob as an eating-house ; and 
that by virtue of said arrangements with said railroad, that you 
have been able to lease said hotel property to S. Otho Wilson, or 
to his mother, through the said Wilson, for profit. 

It is further alleged that you have a son in the employment of 
the Southern Railroad Company at Morganton; that he was ap- 
pointed to this place by the Southern Railroad Company at your 
request, and that he was appointed over others entitled to the 
place by promotion under the practice of the company, and that 
this was done for your accommodation and at your request. 

These allegations have been made to me by many persons, and 
I think publication of them has been made in the pviblic press. If 
they or the material substance of them be true — as to which I am 
expressing no opinion — then the questions to be determined are 
as follows : 

First. Have you acquired any interest in any way in such com- 
pany in violation of law ? 

Second. Have you become disqualified to act as a fair judge or 
Commissioner ? 

Under the law the Governor has not only a right but is required 
to suspend a Railroad Commissioner who commits a breach of the 
statute, which has been cited, and this he may do, as in other 
cases of executive removals, without notice to the party inter- 
ested; but I shall not pass judgn?ent or decide this matter until 
you have had a full opportunity to be heard by way of denial or 
explanation or justification or other defense. You will therefore 
please show cause in writing on or before Wednesday, the 1st day 
of September, 1897, at the executive office in Raleigh, why you 
should not be suspended from your said office, and a report thereof 
made to the next General Assembly according to law. On the 
return day of this notice, you will please make answer and proofs 
in writing, and be there in person or by counsel at your election. 

Daniel L. Russell, 

Governor. 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. VII 

To which said James W. Wilson, in obedience to said order, 
made reply as follows : 

"August 30th, 1897. 
To Daniel L. Kussell, 

Governor of North Carolina : 

Sir: — Your favor of the 25th, citing me to appear before you 
on Wednesday, the 1st day of September, and reply in writing to 
certain rumors or charges from parties unknown to me, and show 
cause why I should not be removed from the responsible position 
of Chairman of the Railroad Commission, agreeable to section 1 
of the act creating this Commission, was duly received. 

In obedience thereto I herewith submit this, my answer to each 
charge in the order as given in your letter. It is drawn by my- 
self, and possibly free from the elegant diction which a lawyer 
would have imparted, but I feel sure it will carry conviction to 
an impartial mind. 

1st. It is not true, as alleged, that I am the joint owner with 
Col. A. B. Andrews, Vice-President of the Southern Railway and 
general ^political manager of the same for North Carolina, in a 
certain piece of hotel property known as Round Knob. 

2d. It is not true that said hotel property is worthless for that 
purpose except when designated and patronized by the Southern 
Railway Company as an eating-house for their passenger trains. 

3d. It is not true that said hotel property has been unoccupied 
and unused for any purpose for several years past and brought in 
no revenue to me as one of its owners. 

4th. It is not true that it was impossible to use, lease or rent 
said property unless some understanding, agreement or contract 
could be made with the Southern Railway to designate and pat- 
ronize the said hotel as a railroad eating-house. 

5th, It is not true, as alleged, that I with the other owner or 
owners of said property have secured an agreement, understand- 
ing or contract for the Southern Railway Company to abandon 
other eating-houses and ^designate Round Knob as an eating- 
house, and by virtue of said agreement with said railroad that 
I have been able to lease said hotel property to Otho Wilson, or 
his mother, through the said Wilson, for profit. 



VIII REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

6th. It is untrue, as further alleged, that I have a son in the 
employment of the Southern Railway Company at my request, 
and that he was appointed over others entitled to the place by 
promotion, under the pactice of the company, and this was done 
for my accommodation and at my request. I hereby denounce 
these allegations as made to you by many persons, as false, and 
demand the proof. 

In explanation I will say, that about 1881 Col. Andrews and 
myself built this hotel at a cost of about 18,000. It is not worth 
less, as stated, but is a most convenient and beautiful hotel, with 
thirty rooms, closets and baths on each floor, and was leased and 
run as a hotel for several years with no meals supplied to passen- 
gers. The property has not been unoccupied for years, as charged, 
but on the contrary was leased up to last year, at an annual ren- 
tal of five hundred dollars per annum, to a responsible party, 
with no understanding of any kind with the Southern Railway 
Company. 

In a casual conversation with Mr. Otho Wilson, my recollec- 
tion is that I spoke of this very desirable property, which was 
then vacant, the lease of Friscard & Co. having expired, and say- 
ing that the Superintendent of the road had sent me word that if 
some one would open and keep a good house he would make it a 
dinner house ; the hotel at Hickory was then closed, and my im- 
pression is that Asheville was not then a regular eating-house, but 
of this I am not sure. Mr. Wilson remarked that his mother was 
looking around for a boarding house, and that possibl}" this might 
suit her, and he would go up and examine the property. This he 
did, a ad on his return expressed himself as greatly pleased, but 
said the former lessee had left the property in bad condition and 
very diily. I was aware of this, and replied that, of this account, 
if his mother would put the place in good repair she could have it 
the first year free of rent — this much for the profit as charged ; 
the message to me about the eating-house was not intended for 
Mr. Otho Wilson or his m.other, but was sent before Mr. Wilson 
or his mother ever thought of it, or intended for am^ person 
I could get who would keep a first-class table. The manage- 
ment of the property was left entirely to me, and my recollection 
is that I never mentioned the matter to Col. Andrews until the 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. IX 

trade was consummated through Mr. Otho Wilson for his mother. 
The land upon which the Eoand Knob property was located be- 
longed to John Malone, Col. Crockford and myself. This party 
owed a debt of about three thousand dollars to E. H. Brown, of 
McDowell county. I am the only one of the parties now living, 
and was alone responsible for the debt. For the hotel itself I paid 
six thousand dollars. Col. Andrews three thousand dollars. Col. 
Andrews' interest being about one-quarter of the hotel, with 
about ten acres of land adjoining. Before the receipt of your 
letter I had no idea that any man in North Carolina seriously 
considered that my owning a piece of property jointly with Col. 
Andrews, and held jointly by us since 1881, and now rented by a 
widow, which being in addition to a summer resort, was a dinner 
station for the passenger trains of the Southern Railway, would 
ever in any way be so construed as to make me in any form un- 
der obligations to the Southern Railway. 

Finding, however, by your letter that there were parties who 
believed or pretended to believe that this was indirectly a viola- 
tion of the act, I promptly, under the advice of friends, to avoid 
' ' even the appearance of evil, ' ' deeded my individual interests in 
the property to R. H. Brown for his claim of about $3,000, about 
the value of the present depreciation of the property. This was 
done agreeably to section 1 of the Act to avoid any criticism by 
even the captious as to my conduct as Railroad Commissioner, 
feeling no uneasiness that your fairness as a judge should be 
so biased as to decide that with the showing made you could with 
no pretention of justice, remove me from the office now held by 
the unanimous support of the Legislature of North Carolina ; for 
this unprecedented compliment I have never before had an oppor- 
tunity to return thanks. 

As to the charges about my son, I will say that he is no minor, 
as charged, but is twenty-seven years old, and is one of the oldest 
employees on the division upon which he is stationed. About 
seven years ago the agent at Morganton resigned. My son was 
his chief clerk, and in the very line of promotion. V. E. McBee, 
General Superintendent of the Seaboard Air Line, was at that 
time Superintendent of that division; he had previously promised 
my son, as was told, that he would promote him at the first oppor- 



X REPORT OP NORTH CAROLINA 

tunity. Mr. McBee kept his promise. I have no recollection of 
it, but it is more than probable that I spoke to Capt. McBee in 
his behalf. It would have been a most unnatural father Tsrho 
would have done otherwise. I believe this covers the entire bill 
of charges. But there are other matters of rumor, not in your 
letter, but calculated to prejudice your mind. I consider it but 
simple justice to state the facts as to each one. It is charged that 
when the Seaboard System was endeavoring to give the people 
cheap rates I interfered. The following is a copy of orders in the 
case. (See report of the Commissioners to the Governor, page 
213) : " It appears from press reports that reduced rates have been 
again ordered to be put in effect from certain points outside of 
this State to certain points within, clearly causing a discrimina- 
tion, in violation of the long and short haul clause of the act 
creating the Commission. 

Justice to the local business of the State requires us to take 
prompt action. It is therefore ordered by the Commission that 
all roads doing business in the State of North Carolina shall re- 
duce their local tariffs to passenger and freight in the same pro- 
portion as has been done by them on their through business. ' ' 

It v^as my opinion then that our o^wn folks should have at least 
as good treatment as outsiders. I drew the order and would do 
so again under similar circumstances. It is also charged on the 
streets that the Seaboard System was unfairly dealt with by me 
in the matter of their proposed change of line at Gaston. The 
facts are, that the order as given was drawn by Capt. McBee, 
General Superintendent of the Seaboard Air Line, and in his own 
writing in this office. By his request, the Board adopted it as 
their order, believing it to be a fair solution of the matter. At 
least the Seaboard should be stopped from objecting. The 
charges as made against me are, in my opinion, so frivolous that 
they would have been passed unnoticed had they not been consid- 
ered as of serious importance by one who holds the exalted posi- 
tion that you do. It is also charged that my influence during the 
session of the Legislature was exerted to prevent a reduction of 
rates. The last annual report submitted by the Commission, with 
no difference of views by the Commissioners, gave the rates of 
freight and passengers considered by us as just and reasonable. 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XI 

In support of our views, a comparison of the rates of all of the 
States in the Union was made and published. We were sworn 
officers and made this report with regard to the solemnity of our 
oaths. During the session of the Legislature the members of the 
Commission were invited to appear before the joint committee on 
railroads and give their views as to the justness of the rates now 
in force. Two of us responded. I, for one, was given a most 
respectful hearing by the Committee. In my argument the report 
*^f the Commission was sustained by facts and figures. Nothing 
since has been shown to convince me that I was wrong. The 
charge that it was argued by me before the Committee that to 
recommend a change of rates would be reflecting on the Com- 
mission, is not warranted by the facts ; nothing of the kind was 
ever alluded to by me — in this I am sure that I will be sustained 
by the Committee. 

In justice to myself, I will say that I never entered the halls of 
the Legislature during its session, or expressed my vievv^s except 
when solicited to do so by its Committee. 

These facts have been intended to be given v/ithout feeling and 
in a most respectful manner, and I trust they will be so received 
by you. 

In addition to the facts, I will say that the State of North Car- 
olina has a Constitution, which you and I have sworn to support. 

This Constitution and the laws as expounded guarantee protec- 
tion to its humblest citizen. To a lawyer of your acknowledged 
ability, it may appear presumptions for me to call to your atten- 
tion Sections 4 and 5, Article 6, of the State Constitution, 
which reads as follows : 

" The following classes of persons shall be disqualified for offi- 
ces: AH persons who shall deny the being of Almighty God; 
second, all persons who shall have been convicted of treason, per- 
jury, or of any infamous crime, etc." See also Article 4, Section 
31. Also Article 1, Section 19, of Bill of Eights. This I will 
copy in full, as it is regarded by every freeman as a bulwark of 
liberty. It reads as follows: " In all controversies at law respect- 
ing property, the ancient mode of trial by jury is one of the best 
securities of the rights of the people, and ought to remain sacred 
and inviolable." 



XII REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

See also the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the 
United States, which forbids any State to deprive a citizen of hfe, 
liberty or property without due process of law. See also decis- 
ions of our Supreme Court : Hoke v. Henderson, 4 Devereux ; Cot- 
ton V. Ellis, 7 Jones; Bunting v. Gates, 77 N. C. ; Branson v. Tur- 
ner, 70 N. C. ; Howerton v. Tate, 70 N. C. Legi<^latare cannot 
confer on an Executive judicial powers. See Cooley on Consti- 
tutional Limitations. Act 1891, making Railroad Commission a 
court of record. ' ' 

And on the 23d day of September, 1897, the said Governor of 
North Carolina issued and sent to the defendant the following 
communication and order : 

Executive Department, 
Raleigh, N. C, September ^3, 1897. 

To James W. Wilson, Esq., 

Chairman of Railroad Commission : 

Sir : — Take notice, that after due investigation and considera- 
tion I am convinced that you have violated the Railroad Commis- 
sion law in some of the particulars mentioned in my letter to you, 
August 24th, 1897, and that you have not only violated said Act 
in the specification set out in said Act, but that you have other- 
wise, within the meaning and intent and words of said Act become 
disqualified to act. 

Now, therefore, in obedience to the duty imposed upon me by 
said act of the Assembly, I do hereby suspend you from the office of 
Railroad Commission and Chairman of said Commission, such 
suspension to continue until the question of your removal or res- 
toration shall be determined by a majority of the General Assem- 
bly in joint session. The fact of yoar suspension, together with 
the reasons therefor, and the evidence, documents and informa- 
tion connected therewith, will be reported to the next General 
Assembly. You will further take notice, that under and by vir- 
tue of the powers conferred and duties imposed by law upon the 
Chief Executive, I have appointed L. C. Caldwell, Esq., of the 
county of Iredell, to fill the vacancy created by your suspension. 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XIII 

Inasmuch as you are understood to deny the power of the Ex- 
ecutive to suspend you from office, as provided by the Statutes, I 
have requested Mr. Caldwell to make demand upon you for the 
possession of the office, and upon your refusal, to bring action 
therefor, to the end that the title to the office may be judicially 
determined. 

(Signed) D. L. Eussell, 

Governor. 

To v^hich communication and order the said Governor received 
the following reply : 

Raleigh, N. C, September ^21,.^ 1897. 

To T>. L. Russell, 

Governor : 

Sir: — Yours of the 23d inst. is hereby acknowledged. In reply, 
I will say that I will disregard your order to suspend, but will 
continue to do business at the old stand until removed by a tri- 
bunal other than a self -constituted "Star Chamber." 

(Signed) Jas. W. Wilson, 
Chairman Railroad Commission.''^ 



North Carolina, Executive Department, 

Office of the Attorney General, 
Raleigh, N. C, October J^, 1897. 

State on the relation of L. C. Caldwell, 

against 

Jas. W. Wilson. 

Application having been made to me by L. C. Caldwell for leave 
to bring an action in the name of the State upon the relation of 
the said L. C. Caldwell against James W. Wilson, in the Superior 
Court of Iredell County, and others, to try the title to the office 
of Railroad Commissioner ; and satisfactory security having been 
tendered me under Section 608 of The Code to indemnify the 



XIV REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

State against all costs and expenses which may occur in conse- 
quence of the bringing of such action: 

Now, therefore, leave is hereby granted to the saia applicant to 
bring the said action in the name of the State upon the relation 
of the said applicant against the said James W. Wilson. 

Zeb. V. Walser, Attorney General. 



North Carolina — Iredell County. 

Superior Court — November Term, 1897. 

State of North Carolina, on relation of L. C. Caldwell, 

Railroad Commissioner, 

vs. 

James W . V\ ilson. 

COMPLAINT. 

The plaintiff complains and alleges — 

1st. That the relator, L. C. Caldwell, is a citizen and tax-payer 
of Iredell County, North Carolina. 

2d. That the defendant was duly elected Eailroad Commissioner 
by the Legislature of 1898, for the term of six years from the 
time of his election until the expiration of his term. 

3d. That as the relator is informed and believes, that on the 
24th day of August, 1897, his Excellency, Daniel L. Russell, Gov- 
ernor of North Carolina, addressed and sent to the defendant, 
James W. Wilson, a communication in the following words and 
figures, to-wit: (See page 5.) 

Itli. And, therefore, the relator avers and so charges on infor- 
mation and belief, that on the said 23d day of September, 1897, 
his Excellency, Daniel L. Rassell, Governor of the State of North 
Carolina, in pursuance of the power and authority vested in him 
by Section 1, chapter 320 of the laws of the State of North Caro- 
lina, passed by the General Assembly, at its session of 1891, rati- 
fied the 5th day of March 1891, and in execution of duty devolved 
upon him by the said Act, suspended the said James W. Wilson 
from the said office of Railroad Commissioner, and as Chairman 
of said Commission. That on the said 23d day of September, 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XV 

1897, the said D. L. Russell, Governor of North CaroKna as afore- 
said, appointed the relator, L. C. Oaldwell, a Eailroad Commis- 
sioner and Chairman of the Raih^oad Commission, to fill the va- 
cancy caused by the suspension of the said James W. Wilson 
from said office of Commissioner and Chairman of said Commis- 
sion, from the said 23d day of September, 1897, to continue until 
the next General Assembly, shall determine the removal of the 
said James W. Wilson, or until your successor is elected and 
qualified according to lav^. 

5th. That the plaintiff relator duly qualified as Railroad Com- 
missioner and Chairman of said Commission by taking the oath 
prescribed by law before David M. Furches, one of the Justice's 
of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, which oaths were duly 
deposited in the office of the Secretary of State. 

6th. That the plaintiff relator, since his appointment and quali- 
fication, as aforesaid, and before the institution of this action, 
demanded of the said James W. Wilson that, he, the said James 
W. Wilson, should vacate the said office of Railroad Commissioner 
and surrender the same to the relator, and the said James W. 
Wilson refused to vacate and surrender the said office to the rela- 
tor in words and figures, to-wit : 

September 28th, 1897. 
Hon. L. C. Caldwell, Statesville, N. C. 

Dear Sir: — Your favor of the 25th, making your demand for 
the office of Railroad Commissioner, together with all the papers, 
records, rights and privileges thereto belonging, was duly served 
upon me by the Stheriff of Burke County. In reply will say that 
I most respectfully decline to accede to your request. 
Yours very truly, 

James W. Wilson, 
Chairman Railroad Commission.^^ 

7th. That the defendant, James W. Wilson, notwithstanding 
the suspension from the office of Railroad Commissioner and 
Chairman of said Commission by the Governor of North Caro- 
lina, as hereinbefore set forth, refuses to vacate the same, and 
does now unlawfully usurp, intrude into, hold and exercise the 
said office of Railroad Commissioner and Chairman of said Com- 



IVI REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

mission, and does now prevent and hinder the relator from per- 
forming the duties of said office. 

8th. That said office of Raih^oaa Commissioner is an office of 
trust and profit under the laws of North Carolina. 

9th. That leave to bring this action has been given by the At- 
torney General of said State, which leave is attached hereto. 

Wherefore, the plaintiffs demand judgment : 

1st. That the defendant has been suspended from his office of 
Eailroad Commissioner and Chairman of said Commission accord- 
ing to law. 

2d. That the defendant be adjudged guilty of unlawfully hold- 
ing and exercising said office, and that he be fined two thousand 
dollars, in pursuance of the Statute. 

3d. That the relator has been duly appointed to fill the vacancy 
caused by the suspension of the defendant, and is entitled to hold 
and exercise the said office. 

4:th. That the defendant be ousted from and the relator in- 
ducted into said office. 

5th. For such other and further relief as may be just and right, 
and for costs of this action. 

W. J. Montgomery, 
Armpield & Turner, 
a. d. cowles, 

Attorneys. 

North Carolina — Iredell County. 

L. C. Caldwell, being duly sworn before me, says that he is the 
relator herein. That the facts set forth in the foregoing com- 
plaint are true, as of his own knowledge, except as to those mat- 
ters stated upon information and belief, and as to them he be- 
lieves it to be true. 

L. C. Caldwell. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 9th day of October, 
1897. 

H. V. FuRCHES, C. S. C. 
By G. B. Nicholson, D. C. 

Filed Oct. 11th, 189Y. H. V. Furches, C. S. C. 

By G. B. Nicholson, D. C. 



Railroad commissioners xvii 



ANSWER. 



North Carolina — Iredell County. 

Superior Court — November Term, 1897. 

State of North Carolina, on relation of L. C. Caldwell, 

against 
James W. Wilson. 

The defendant, answering the complaint, says: 

1. That section 1 thereof is admitted. 

2. That section 2 thereof is admitted. Defendant's term of 
office began April 1, 1893, and ends April 1, 1899. 

3. That section 3 of the complaint is admitted. 

4. That section 4 of the complaint is denied. But defendant 
admits that the Governor undertook or attempted to suspend or 
remove the defendant from his said office of Eailroad Commis- 
sioner and designated the plaintiff's relator, L. C. Cadlwell, to 
fill the vacancy which he had attempted to create. 

5. That the allegations in section 5 of the plaintiff's complaint 
are not true. He admits that said Caldwell has taken the oath 
prescribed by law for Railroad Commissioner. 

6. The defendant admits section 6 of the complaint, except that 
he does not admit the appointment and qualification of said Cald- 
well any further than he has hereinbefore admitted the same. 

T. That he denies section 7 of the complaint, but he admits 
that he refuses to vacate his office of Railroad Commissioner and 
to surrender the same to the relator. The defendant is advised 
that his suspesion was illegal and that he is still entitled to dis.- 
charge the duties of his office. 

8. Sections 8 and 9 of the complaint are admitted. 

9. That the General Assembly of North Carolina, at its session 
of 1891, under the authority of the Constitution of the State, 
Article 4, Sections 2, 12 and 30, passed an Act constituting a 
Railroad Commission, with the powers of a Court, which was 
ratified the fifth of March, 1891, and under said act the defendant 
was elected a member thereof at the session of 1893 for the term 
of six years; and on the ninth of March, 1891, the General Assem- 



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bly of North Carolina passed an Act declaring ' ' that the Eailroad 
Commission, elected at its session the General Assembly, and their 
successors in office, be and they are hereby created and consti- 
tuted a Court of Eecord, inferior to the Supreme Court, and shall 
be known as the Board of Eailroad Commissioners, and as such 
shall have all the powers and jurisdiction of a Court of general 
jurisdiction as to all subjects embraced in the act creating such 
Eailroad Commission. ' ' 

10. That the Act, ratified March 5, 1891, in section 1 thereof, 
provides, '' that said Commissioner shall not jointly or severally 
or in any way be the holder of any stock or bonds of the agent or 
attorney or employee of any such company, or have any interest 
in any way in such company, and shall so continue during the 
term of his office, and in case any Commissioner shall, as distribu- 
tee or legatee, or in any other way, have or become entitled to 
any stock or bonds or interest therein of any such company, he 
shall at once dispose of the same, and in case any Commissioner 
shall fail in this, or in case any one of them shall become disquali- 
fied to act, then it shall be the duty of the Governor to suspend 
him from office, and to report the fact of his suspension, together 
with the reason therefor, to the next General Assembly, and the 
question of his removal from office shall be determined by a ma- 
jority of the General Assembly in joint session. In any case of 
suspension the Governor shall fill the vacancy ; and if the General 
Assembly shall determine that the Commissioner suspended shall 
be removed, then the appointee of the Governor shall hold until 
his successor is elected and qualified, as hereinbefore provided; 
but if the General Assembly shall determine that the suspended 
Commissioner shall not be removed from his office, then the 
effect shall be to reinstate him in said office. The person dis- 
charging the duties of said office shall be entitled to the salary 
for the time he is so engaged, but a Commissioner who is sus- 
pended shall be allowed the salary during his suspension, in case 
he should be reinstated by the next General Assembly : Provided, 
that no person is eligible as such Commissioner who shall have 
been an attorney of any such company within twelve months 
n3xt preceding his election to such office " ; but the defendant 
avers, being so advised, that said provisions are unconstitutional 
and void. 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XIX 

11. That as appears by the complaint, the said Daniel L. Eus- 
sell, Governor, preferred the charges contained in his communi- 
cation of August 21-, 1897, which is set out in section 3 of com- 
plaint. The defendant appeared before the said Governor at the 
day fixed and filed a written denial of said charges, with only an 
affidavit from V. E. McBee, as follows: " In 1893 I was General 
Superintendent of the Western North Carolina Eailroad, and dur- 
ing the said year appointed the said James W. Wilson, Jr., station 
agent at Morganton, and in making said appointment did so with- 
out consultation or conference with Mr. Wilson's father. J. W. 
Wilson, Jr., had several years before been appointed station 
agent, served as clerk in the said office, and proved himself com- 
petent to fill the agency." Defendant also filed testimonials from 
citizens of Morganton, showing the business capacity and fitness 
of said J. W. Wilson, Jr., for the position of agent at that place. 
And, thereupon, the defendant demanded of the said Governor 
that the evidence against him be produced, and that he have an 
opportunity to confront his accusers and cross-examing the wit- 
ness. This was refused, the Governor stating that he had no 
power to subpoena witnesses. 

12. That notwithstanding the denials of the defendant and the 
affidavit in support thereof, the said Governor, without evidence 
and without a trial, undertook to find generally that the defend- 
ant had violated the Railroad Commission law in some of the par- 
ticulars mentioned in his letter of August 24th, 1897, and that 
the defendant had not only violated the said act in the specifica- 
tions set out in the said act, but that he had otherwise, within the 
meaning and intent and words of said act, become disqualified to 
act. Thereupon the said Governor, without a more specific find- 
ing, undertook to suspend the defendant and deprive him of his 
said office. 

13. The defendant denies that he is the joint owner with CoL 
A. B. Andrews, the First Vice-President of the Southern Eail- 
road, of the Eound Knob hotel. He, for a valuable consideration, 
sold and conveyed the same between the date of the Governor's 
letter of August 24:th, 1897, and August 30th, 1897, by deed to 
E. M. Brown, as he was entitled to do under the provisions of 
said Act of the General Assembly. 



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14. That the defendant denies that the said hotel property is 
wothless as a hotel except when designated and partonized by the 
Southern Railroad as an eating-house for their passenger trains. 

15. That the defendant denies that the said hotel property has 
been unoccupied and unused for any purpose for several years 
past, and has brought in no revenue to defendant. Up to 1896, 
it was under lease for five years to Meusett and Friscard, at an 
annual rental of five hundred dollars. This lease expired some 
time in the fall or winter of 1896. While three years rent is still 
due by them, it is perfectly good and collectible, and the same is 
now in suit. 

17. That the defendant denies that it is impossible to use, rent 
or lease said property unless some understandig, agreement or 
contract can be made with the Southern Railroad to designate 
and patronize the said hotel as a railroad eating-house. 

18. That the defendant denies, except as stated herein, that he 
and the other owner or owners of said hotel property secured any 
agreement, understanding or contract from the Southern Railroad 
Company to abandon other eating-houses and designate Round 
Knob as an eating-house, an that by virtue of said agreement 
with said railroad, he was able to lease said hotel property to S. 
Otho Wilson, or to his mother, through the said Wilson, for profit. 
The facts are fully stated in the defendant's letter of August 
30th, 1897, set out in the complaint. 

19. That the defendant denies that his son, who is now twenty- 
seven years of age, was appointed agent at Morganton of the 
Southern Railroad over others entitled to the place by promotion 
under the practice of the company, and that this was done for his 
accommodation. He was in the very line of promotion, and was 
appointed in 1893 by V. E. McBee, former Superintendent, in 
pursuance of a previous promise, as defendant is informed and 
believes, on account of a vacancy in the office at Morganton. His 
said son was chief clerk to the agent, and was appointed on bis 
resignation. Defendant at first thought he may have spoken to 
Mr. McBee in favor of his son, but on more careful enquiry and 
reflection, is convinced he did not do so, and he therefore denies 
that he said anything about it to said McBee. 

20. That defendant acquired the Round Knob hotel property in 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XXI 

1881. The hotel was built in 1881, or thereabouts, and has been 
a railroad eating-house at divers times since its erection. 

21. The defendant denies that he has acquired any interest in 
any way in the Southern Railway Company, in violation of law. 

22. The defendant denies that he has become disqualified to act 
as a fair judge or Commissioner. 

23. That under the laws of North Carolina the defendant has a 
property in his ofhce, and he demands to have the charges pre- 
ferred against him tried by a jury in this action. 

24. That by the (constitution of the State of North Carolina, 
Article 6, Sections 1, 2 and 3, it is provided that every male per- 
son born in the United States, and every male person who has 
been naturalized, twenty-one years old or upwards, who shall 
have resided in the State twelve months next preceding the elec- 
tion, and ninety days in the county in which he offers to vote, 
shall be deemed an elector and eligible to office, except all persons 
who shall deny the being of Almighty God, and all persons who 
shall have been convicted of treason, perjury or of any other in- 
famous crime since becoming citizens of the United States, or of 
corruption or malpractice in office, unless such person shall have 
been legally restored to the rights of citizenship. 

25. That this defendant is in every way qualified to hold office 
under the requirements aforesaid. 

26. That the defendant is advised, and so avers, that any pro- 
vision of the Railroad Commission Act, Chapter 320 of the Acts 
of the General Assembly of North ( 'arolina, passed at the session of 
1891, which prescribe other and different qualifications for the office 
of Railroad Commissioner than those laid down by the said pro- 
visions of the Constitution, are unconstitutional and void. 

27. That the Board of Railroad Commissioners is a Court of 
Record, and the Commissioners are Judges under and by virtue 
of Article 4, Section 12, of the Constitution of the State, by which 
it is provided, '•'The General Assembly shall have no power to 
deprive the Judicial Department of any power or jurisdiction 
which rightfully pertains to it as a co-ordinate department of the 
Government, but the General Assembly shall allot and distribute 
that portion of this power and jurisdiction which does not pertain 
to the Supreme Court among the other Courts prescribed in this 



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Constitution or which may be established by law in such manner 
as it may deem best, provide also a proper system of appeals, and 
regulate by law when necessary the method of proceeding in the 
exercise of their powers, of all courts below the Supreme Court, 
so far as the same may be done without conflict with other pro- 
visions of this* Constitution. " 

28. That by Article 4, Section 30, of the State Constitution, it 
is further provided, "In case the General Assembly shall establish 
other courts inferior to the Supreme Court, the presiding officers 
and clerks thereof shall be elected in such manner as the General 
Assembly may from time to time prescribe, and they shall hold 
their offices for a term not exceeding eight years. ' ' 

29. That by Article 4, Section 31, of the State Constitution, it 
is further provided, " Any Judge of the Supreme Court or of the 
Superior Court, and the presiding oflicers of such courts, inferior 
to the Supreme Court, as may be established by law, may be re- 
moved from office for mental or physical inability, upon a con- 
current resolution of two-thirds of both houses of the General 
Assembly. The Judge or presiding officer against whom the 
General Assembly may be about to proceed shall receive notice 
thereof, accompanied by a copy of the causes alleged for his re- 
moval at least twenty days before the day on which either house 
of the General Assembly shall act thereon." 

30. That the alleged causes of removal set up by the Governor 
are such as apply to no other Judges or presiding officers of courts 
or any other public officers in the State^ and the Governor has no 
power to remove or suspend any other Judge or presiding officer 
of courts or any other officer not appointed by him. Wherefore, 
the defendant says the statute and the said action of the Governor 
deprive him of the equal protection of the laws, and are in viola- 
tion of the Foarteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the 
United States, and this defendant expressly claims the protection 
of said Amendment. 

31. That, as appears by section 3 of the complaint, the Gover- 
nor cited this defendant before him to answer the charges pre- 
ferred against him. This defendant fully answered, and generally 
and specifically denies the charges. Thereupon, the defendant 
demanded to be confronted with his accusers and to hear and 



RAILKO\D COMMISS[ONERS. XXIII 

cross-examine the witnesses against him. This was refused, and 
no witness or other evidence was produced ; and thereafter the 
Governor made his decision, by which he attemj)ted to remove 
the defendant till the meeting of the Greneral Assembly, early in 
January, 1899. The defendant submits that this action was with- 
out a hearing and without evidence to support it, without any 
trial and without any right of appeal. Wherefore, he says the 
said action deprives him of his liberty and property without due 
process of law, and is in direct conflict with the Fourteenth 
Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and the 
defendant expressly claims the protection of said Amendment. 

32. That he submits to the Court, whether by the action of the 
Governor aforesaid, the privileges and immunities of defendant 
as a citizen of the United States have been abridged in violation 
of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United 
States, and if so, he expressly claims the protection of said 
Amendment. 

33. That the defendant is advised that the General Assembly 
had no power to confer upon the Governor the right of removal 
or suspension, nor to confer upon itself the power thereafter to 
pass upon the question of removal or restoration, nor to add to 
the qualifications for holding office. And the defendant further 
submits that the matters and things charged against him, and 
which he fully denies, do not come within the provisions of the 
Act of the General Assembly, and do not warrant the action of 
the Governor. 

34. The defendant submits, being so advised, that the action of 
the Governor was illegal and void, and the defendant is entitled 
to continue in the exercise of the duties of his office. 

Wherefore, the defendant prays judgment, that he go without 
day and recover of the plaintiff his costs of action. 

a. burwell, 
Jno. D. Shaw, 
Jno. Gray Bynum, 
Spier Whitaker, 
T. N. Hill, 
E. 0. Burton, 
Attorneys for Defendant. 



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James W. Wilson, being duly sworn, says that the foregoing 
answer is true of his own knowledge, except as to those matters 
stated on information and belief, and as to those matters he be- 
lieves it to be true. 

J AS. W. Wilson. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 29th day of October, 
1897. 

H. E. LiTCHFORD, N. p. 

Filed November 6th, 1897. H. V. Furches, C. S. C. 



AMENDMENT TO ANSWEE. 

State of North Carolina — Iredell County. 
Superior Court — November Term, 1897. 

State on relation of L. C. Caldwell, 

V. 

James W. Wilson. 

The defendant, by leave of the Court, amends section 15 of an- 
swer by inserting in lieu of all after the word defendant, in line 3 
thereof: In the year 1891 the defendant sold and conveyed said 
property to the Carolina Investment Company, a corporation 
under the laws of this State; and on the 18th day of April, 1893, 
said company leased it to Stephen Mieusett and Emil Friscard for 
five years, beginning May 1st, 1893, and ending May 1st, 1898, 
at the following rental : Two hundred and fifty dollars per year 
for the first two years ; three hundred dollars for the third year ; 
four hundred dollars for the fourth year, and five hundred dollars 
for the fifth year, payments to be made quarterly. About the — 

day of , 1893, the said compan}^, wishing to reconvey said 

property to the defendant, and not having registered its deed, sur- 
rendered it to the defendant, and surrendered the property to 
him, upon the agreement that he would recognize the lease to 
Mieusett & Friscard. In the fall or winter of 1896 said Mieusett 
& Friscard abandoned the property, and it was leased to Mrs. 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XXV 

Mary Wilson about the — day of January or February, 189Y. 
While Mieusett & Friscard are in arrears for two or three years 
rent, it is perfectly good and collectable, and is now in suit. 

Jas. W. Wilson. 

J. W. Wilson, being duly sworn, says the foregoing answer is 
true of his own knowledge, except as to allegations therein made, 
on information and belief, and as to these matters he believes it 
to be true. 

Jas. W. Wilson. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this November 8th, 1897. 

H. V. FuRCHES, C. S. C, 

Filed November 8th, 1897. H. V. Furches, C. S. C. 

North Carolina — Iredell County. 

Superior Court — November Term, 1697. 

Be it remembered, that at a Superior Court, began and held on 
the ninth Monday after the first Monday in September, 1897, for 
the county of Iredell, his Honor, A. L. Coble, Judge, present and 
presiding, when and where the following proceedings were had. 



State of North Carolina, on the relation of L. C. Caldwell, 

V. 

James W. Wilson. 

Court takes a recess until 9.30 o'clock Tuesday morning, No- 
vember 9, 1897. 

Albert L. Coble, 

Judge Presiding. 



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NOW BEING AEGUED BY COUNSEL. 

State of North Carolina, on the relation of L. C. 
Caldwell, 

V. 

James W. Wilson. 

Court takes a recess until 9.30 o'clock Wednesday morning, 
November 10, 189Y. 

Albert L. Coble, 

Judge Presiding. 

ISSUES. 
State ex rel. L. C. Caldv^^ell 

V. 

James W. Wilson. 

The defendant tendered the following issues and demanded a 
trial by the jury: 

1. Is the plaintiff entitled to the office of Eailroad Commis- 
sioner ? 

2. Does the defendant unlawfully intrude into, hold and exer- 
cise the office* of Eailroad Commissioner and Chairman of said 
Commission ? 

3. Has the defendant acquired any interest in any way in the 
Southern Eailway Company in violation of law ? 

4. Has the defendant become disqualified to act as a fair Judge 
or Commissioner, or has he become in any way disqualified to act ? 

5. Did the defendant prior to September 1, 1897, sell and convey 
for a valuable consideration the Eound Knob Hotel to E. M. 
Brown ? 

6. Did the defendant demand of the Governor that the evi- 
dence against him be produced, and that he have an opportunity 
to confront his accusers and cross-examine the witnesses against 
him? 

7. Was said demand refused ? 

8. Was any evidence produced ? 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XXVII 

The Court refused to submit the issues to the jury and the de- 
fendant excepted. 

The relator moved for judgment upon the pleadings, which 
motion was granted, and the defendant excepted. Motion for 
new trial. Motion overruled. Defendant excepted. 

JUDGMENT. 

North Carolina — Iredell County. 

Superior Court — November 'Term, 1897. 

State on relation of li. C. Caldwell 

vs. 

James W. Wilson. 

This cause, coming on to be heard at this term of the Court 
before his Honor, A. L. Coble, Judge presiding, upon the motion 
of plaintiff's counsel for judgment upon the pleadings, and the 
Court being of the opinion that the plaintiff is entitled to recover. 
It is therefore considered and adjudged by the Court: 

First. That the defendant, James W. Wilson, has been duly 
suspended from his office of Eailroad Commissioner and Chair- 
man of said Commission, and is unlawfully holding and exercis- 
ing said office. 

Second. That the relator, L. C. Caldwell, has been duly ap- 
pointed to fill the vacancy caused by the suspension of said James 
W. Wilson from said office. 

Third. That the defendant, James W. Wilson, be ousted from 
said office of Railroad Commissioner, and that the relator, L. C. 
Caldwell, be inducted into said office, and that the relator, L. C. 
Caldwell, recover of said defendant and the sureties on his bond 
the costs of this action, to be taxed by the Clerk of this Court. 

Albert L. Coble, 

Judge Presiding. 

APPEAL. 

Recorded on Minute Docket No. 10, page 247. 

Appeal by defendaat to the Supreme Court. Notice of appeal 
waived. Appeal bond fixed at twenty-five dollars. Supersedeas 
bond fixed at two hundred dollars. 



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STATEMENT OF CASE ON APPEAL. 

North Carolina — Iredell County. 

Superior Court — November Term, 1897. 

State of North Carolina on relation of L. C. Caldwell 

against 
James W. Wilson. 

Action in the nature of quo warranto, tried at November Term, 
1897, at Iredell Superior Court, before Coble, J. 

At the conclusion of the reading of the pleadings the defend- 
ant tendered the following issues and demanded a trial by jury : 

1. Is the plaintiff entitled to the office of Eailroad Commis- 
sioner ? 

2. Does the defendant unlawfully intrude into, hold and exer- 
cise the office of Railroad Commissioner and Chairman of said 
Commission ? 

3. Has the defendant acquired any interest in an way in the 
Southern Railway Company in violation of law ? 

4. Has the defendant become disqualified to act as a fair judge 
or commissioner, or has he become in any way disqualified to act ? 

5. Did the defendant, prior to September 1st, 1897, sell and 
convey for a valuable consideration the Round Knob hotel to R. 
M. Brown? 

6. Did the defendant demand of the Governor that the evidence 
against him be produced, and that he have an opportunity to con- 
front his accusers and cross-examine the witnesses against him ? 

7. Was said demand refused ? 

8. Was any evidence produced ? 

Thereupon the plaintiff moved for judgment upon the com- 
plaint and answer. The defendant here claimed that such mo- 
tion was irregular, and that the plaintiff should either demur or 
go to trial before the jury. His Honor then, by consent, heard 
argument both upon the right to a jury trial and upon said mo- 
tion for judgment. 

During the argument the defendant contended, among other 
things, that the Statute, Laws of North Carolina, session of 1881, 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XXIX 

Chapter 320, Section 1, and the action of the Governor, set out in 
the pleadings, deprived him of the equal protection of the laws, 
and deprived him of his office without due process of law, as set 
out in the answer, and therefore the statute and said action of 
the Governor were in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to 
the Constitution of the United States, and he expressly claimed 
the protection of said amendment. These contentions were dis- 
allowed, and the defendant excepted. Exception 1. 

Exception 2. — The Court refused to submit the issues tendered, 
or any issues, and the defenddant excepted. 

Exception 3. — The Court further ruled that the plaintiff was 
entitled to judgment upon the pleadings, Defendant excepted. 

Exception 4. — The defendant moved for a new trial for the fore- 
going alleged errors. Motion overruled, and the defendant ex- 
cepted. 

Exception 5. — Thereupon judgment was rendered in favor of the 
plaintiff as set out in the record. Defendant excepted and ap- 
pealed to the Supreme Court. Notice waived in open Court. 
Appeal bond fixed at twenty-five dollars and filed and approved. 
Supersedeas bond fixed at two hundred dollars, and filed and ap- 
proved. 

A. Bur WELL, 
John D. Shaw, 
John Gray Bynum, 

B. F. Long, 
Spier Whitaker, 
T. N. Hill, 

E. 0. Burton, 
Attorneys for Defendant. 

We hereby accept service of this case on appeal, and hereby 
approve the same as the case on appeal to the Supreme Court. 

Avery, 

Armfield & Turner, 

Montgomery, 

COWLES, 

Attorneys for Plaintiff. 

November 22, 1897. 



xxx report of north carolina 

North Carolina — Iredell County. 

Superior Court — November Term, 1897. 

State of North Carolina on relation of L. C. Caldwell 

V. 

James W. Wilson. 

Know all men by these presents : That we, James AV. Wilson, 
as principal, and W. E. Walton and James W. Wilson, Jr., as 
sureties, are held and firmly bound unto the State of North Caro- 
lina and L. C. Caldwell in the penal sum of twenty-five dollars, 
for the payment of which well and truly to be made, we bind 
ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators. 

Sealed with our seals, and dated this the 10th day of November, 
1897. 

The condition of this obligation is such that, whereas judg- 
ment has been rendered in this action in favor of the plaintiff and 
against the defendant, and defendant has appealed from judg- 
ment : 

Now, therefore, if the said defendant shall pay all costs that 
may be recovered against him on such appeal, then this obliga- 
tion to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect. 

Jas. W. Wilson. (Seal.) 
W. E. Walton. (Seal.) 

J. W. Wilson, Jr. (Seal.) 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XXXI 

DECISION OF SUPREME COURT. 

L. C. CALDWELL v. J. W. WILSON. 
Practice — Appeal — Docketing Appeal — Advancing Case for Argument. 

1. Although the Clerk of the Superior Court is allowed twenty days from the filing 

of the case on appeal in which to send up the transcript, yet he may do so at 
once without taking the whole twenty days or requiring his fees to be paid 
in advance, and if he does so the case is regularly constituted in this Court 
and the appellant cannot complam. 

2. Where an action involving title to public office is tried after the beginning of a 

Term of the Supreme Court, and, on appeal from the judgment rendered, by 
observing the Statutory regulations, has come to such Term of the Supreme 
Court after the call of the District to which the cause belongs, the Court can, 
under Rule 13, set the case down for argument, though it is not entitled to be 
heard as of right. 

Motion to advance the cause made by plaintiff. 

Mr. A. C. Avery for plaintiff. 

Mr. R. O. Burton, for defendant (appellant). 

Per Curiam: This case was tried below since the first day of 
the present term of this Court. If the appeal had not been dock- 
eted here till the call of causes from that district at the next term 
of this Court, it would have been in time. Rule 5. Bat the same 
rule provides tnat it may be docketed at this term, and the Court 
has often held that if, by complying with the Statutory provis- 
ions as to time in settling cases, the appeal gets here at this term 
before the expiration of the time for docketing cases from that 
district, it stands regularly for argument at this term. Avery v. 
Pritchard, 106 N. C, 344 .at bottom of page 846); Porter v. Rail- 
road, Ibid., 478; State t'. Deyton, 119 N. C, 880. Here, by ob- 
serving the statutory regulations the appeal has gotten here after 
that district had been passed, and hence is not entitled to be 
heard as a right, bat being a case affecting the title to public 
office, it comes within rule 13, and the Court may set it down for 
argument. This was done under similar cricumstances in Hough- 
tailing V. Taylor, at this term, which involves the title to the 



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office of County Commissioner, and was set for hearing some 
weeks after the call of the district to which it belonged. Like the 
case before us, it was tried below after the beginning of the pres- 
ent term of this Court. The appellant's case on appeal was ac- 
cepted by the appellee on November 22, and filed in the Clerk's 
office that day. The Code, Section 551, then makes it the duty 
of the Clerk to send up the transcript within twenty days (State 
V. Deyton, 119 N. C, 880), though in civil cases he is not required 
to do so unless his fees therefor are paid (Bailey v. Brown, 105 
N. C, 127; State v. Nash, 109 N. C, 822) but, if the Clerk sends 
it up at once instead of taking the whole twenty days, or does 
not stand on his right to exact his cost in advance, the appellant 
cannot complain, and the case is regularly here. 

The motion of the appellant to put the case off the docket has 
therefore neither merit nor precedent to sustain it, and in view 
of the importance of the case to the public the appellee's motion 
is granted, and it will stand for argument on Saturday, Decem- 
ber 4. If the call of causes from the Tenth District has not then 
been closed, this case ^ will be called on the Monday following. 

Motion allowed. 



state ex rel. L. C. CALDWELL v. JAMES W. WILSON. 

Quo Warranto — Railroad Commission — Suspension of Commis- 
sioner by Governor — Statute, Constitutionality of — Due Process 
of Law^Equal Protection of Laws — Right to Trial by Jury — 
Officer — Acceptance of Office Subject to Provision of Act Creat- 
ating it. 

1. The office of Railroad Commissioner, established by Chapter 320, Acts of 1891, 
exists solelj under the Constitution and laws of this State and was created 
to administer the Railroad Commission Act and, having no recognition in 
the laws of the United States and being concerned solely in domestic affairs 
and trade, does not interfere with inter-state commerce. 

3. The object of a summons being to bring the defendant into Court by giving 
him legal notice, his voluntary appearance, without limiting his appearance, 
is a waiver of a summons and he is as completely within Court as if he had 
been served therewith. 



KAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XXXIII 

3. Where a Railroad Commissioner, holding office under a Statute which makes it 

the duty of the Governor of the State to suspend him until the next meeting 
of the General Assembly in case he becomes subject to the disqualifications 
prescribed in the Statute, is cited by the Governor in writing to appear and 
answer certain charges recited in the notice as to his disqualification and, in 
response thereto, appears or files an answer, such notice is, in effect, a cita- 
tion and such appearance in person or by answer filed gives complete juris- 
diction to the Governor and the consequent action of the Governor in sus- 
pending such Commissioner from office, followed by a notification of the 
suspension and an appointment of his successor, is '" due process of law." 

4. "Due process" is such process as is due to the particular circumstances of a 

case according to the law of the land. It does not necessarily imply a regu- 
lar proceeding in a Court of justice or after the manner of such Courts, and 
a party cannot be said to have been deprived of his property "without due 
process " wlien he has had a fair hearing according to the modes of proceed- 
ing applicable to such case. 

5. A trial by jury in suits at common law pending in the State Courts is not a 

privilege or immunity of national citizenship which the States are forbidden 
by the Fourteenth Amendment to abridge, and the requirement of the Fed- 
eral Constitution that no person shall be deprived of his property without 
due process of law does not imply that all trials in the State Courts affecting 
property must be by jury, but it is met if the trial be had according to the 
settled course of Judicial proceedings. 

6. It is competent for the Legislature, in creating an office, other than purely 

judicial, to reserve to itself the right to remove, or to the Governor the right 
to suspend, the incumbent of the office. 

7. The provision of the Kailroad Commission Act, (Chapter 320, Acts of 1891), 

empowering the Governor, in certain contingencies, to suspend a Commis- 
sioner whose office is created by the Act, does not interfere with any vested 
right, but "prescribes" a rule of property in the office and modifies the 
extent of interest and tenure therein "prospectively," and one taking the 
office holds it subject to and is bound by all the provisions of the Act. 

8. The Eailroad Commission established by Chapter 320, Acts of 1891, is purely of 

legislative origin and is an administrative and not a Judicial Court, and 
though, by subsequent Statute, the Commission was made a Court of Record, 
the object and effect of such amending Statute was simply to give authen- 
ticity to its records and proceedings and added nothing to its duties and 
powers. 

9. A Statute creating a Railroad Commission, which prescribes that the Commis- 

sioners shall not be or become interested in any wise in any railroad, &c,, is 
not unconstitutional because the qualifications required are in addition to 
those prescribed by the Constitution, such provisions being intended not to 
restrict the rights of the individual but to secure the faithful and efficient 
performance of public duties. 
10. Section 1 of Chapter 320, Acts of 1891, (Railroad Commission Act) prescribes 
that, if either of the Commissioners whose election is provided for by such 
Act, shall be or become interested in any wise in any railroad company, Sec, 
it shall be the duty of the Governor to suspend him from office until the 



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next meeting of the General Assembly by a majority of which, in joint ses- 
sion, the question of his removal shall be determined. Held, 
(J ) That the power of suspension rests in the hands of the Governor and its 
exercise in an orderly manner is not reviewable by the Courts. 
(3) That the exercise of such power of suspension, after the appearance and 
answer of a Commissioner in response to a citation setting forth the charges 
of disqualification, is due process of law and not a violation of the Four- 
teenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. 

(3) That such Act does not interfere with the independent tenure of the 
judiciary, the Commission being an administrative and not a judicial Court. 

(4) That whatever right to a trial by jury the incumbent so charged might 
have had was waived by his acceptance of the office under the conditions of 
the Statute, so far as the action of the Governor is concerned. 

Messrs. A. C. Avery ^ Armfield, Tamer & Cowles and W. J. 
Montgomery, for plaintiff. 

Messrs. K O. Burton, J. D. Shaw, T. N. Hill, J. C. L. Har- 
ris, Ar mislead Burwell and John G. Bynum, for defendant 
(appellant). 

Douglas, J. This is an action in the nature of quo warranto, 
brought to try the title to the office of Railroad Commissioner. 
The defendant was suspended by the Governor under the provis- 
ions of Section 1, of Chapter 320, of the Laws of 1891, known 
as the Railroad Commission Act, and the plaintiff appointed to 
fill the vacancy so created. The part of the Act now under con- 
sideration is as follows : 

"Said Commissioners shall not be jointly or severally, or in any 
way be the holder of any stock or bonds, or be the agent or attor- 
ney or employee of any such company, or have any interest in 
any way in any such company, and shall so continue during the 
term of his office; and in case any Commissioner shall, as dis- 
tributee or legatee, or in any other way, have or become entitled 
to any stock or bonds or interest therein of any such company, 
he shall at once dispose of the same ; and in case any Commis- 
sioner shall fail in this, or in case any one of them shall become 
disqualified to act, then it shall be the duty of the Governor to 
suspend him from office, and to report the fact of his suspension, 
together with the reason therefor, to the next General Assembly ; 
and the question of his removal from office shall be determined 
by a majority of the General Assembly in joint session. In any 



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case of suspension the Governor shall fill the vacancy ; and if the 
General Assembly shall determine that the Commissioner sus- 
pended shall be removed, then the appointee of the Governor 
shall hold until his successor is elected and qualified, as herein- 
before provided; but if the General Assembly shall determine 
that the suspended Commissioner shall not be removed from his 
office, then the effect shall be to reinstate him in said office. The 
person discharging the duties of said office shall be entitled to the 
salary for the time he is so engager!, but the Commissioner who 
is suspended shall be allowed the salary during his suspension, in 
case he should be reinstated by the next General Assembly." 

The following facts appear from the record : On the 24:th day 
of August, 1897, the Governor wrote to the defendant calling his 
attention to the said Act, reciting certain allegations as to the 
defendant's connection with the Southern Eailway Company, 
and requiring the defendant to show cause in writing on or before 
the first day of September, 1897, why he should not be suspended 
from office, and a report thereof made to the next General 
Assembly. 

On the 30th day of August, 1897, the defendant filed with the 
Governor his written answer, among other defences, denying the 
power of the Governor to suspend him, and alleging the uncon- 
stitutionality of that portion of the Railroad Commission Act au- 
thorizing such suspension. 

On the 23d day of September, 1897, the Governor notified the 
defendant in writing that after due investigation and considera- 
tion, he was convinced that the defendant had violated the Rail- 
road Commission law in some of the particulars mentioned in his 
letter of August 24:th, and that the defendant had not only vio- 
lated said Act in the specifications set out in said Act, but that 
the defendant had otherwise, within the meaning and intent and 
words of said Act, become disqualified to act ; and that therefore 
he, the Governor, did suspend the defendant from the office of 
Railroad Commissioner and Chairman of said Commission, and 
did appoint thereto the relator, Caldwell. 

The defendant, on September 24:th, replied to the Governor as 
follows : 

" Sir: — Yours of the 23d inst. is hereby acknowledged. In re- 



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ply. I will say that I shall disregard your order to suspend, but 
will continue to do business at the old stand until removed by a 
tribunal other than a self -constituted 'Star Chamber.' " 

The relator qualified at once, and demanded of the defendant 
the possession of the said office, together with all its records, 
which was refused by the defendant. 

Thereupon, the relator brought this action to recover said office, 
and filed his complaint, fully setting out his cause of action. 

The defendant answered, alleging that the Governor had no 
power to suspend him; that if such power existed, the Governor 
had attempted to exercise it in an arbitrary and unlawful manner, 
without giving him the fair hearing to which he was entitled by 
law; that the part of the Railroad Commission Act authorizing 
such suspension was unconstitutional, inasmuch as it imposed 
additional and unusual qualifications for said office, and interfered 
with the independent tenure of a judicial officer, and deprived 
him of his property in said office '' without due process of law " ; 
and that his suspension, iu manner and substance, was in violation 
of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United 
States. 

At the conclusion of the reading of the pleadings the defendant 
tendered the following issues and demanded a trial by jury : 

1. Is the plaintiff entitled to the office of Eailroad Commis- 
sioner ? 

2. Does the defendant unlawfully intrude into, hold and exer- 
cise the office of Railroad Commissioner and Chairman of said 
Commission ? 

3. Has the defendant acquired any interest in any way in the 
Southern Railway Company, in violation of law ? 

i. Has the defendant become disqualified to act as a fair Judge 
or Commissioner, or has he become in any way disqualified to act ? 

5. Did the defendant, prior to September 1, 1897, sell and con- 
vey for a valuable consideration the Round Knob hotel to R. M. 
Brown? 

6. Did the defendant demand of the Governor that the evidence 
against him be produced, and that he have an opportunity to con- 
front his accusers and cross-examine the witnesses against him ? 

7. Was said demand refused ? 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XXXVII 

8. Was any evidence produced ? 

Thereupon, the plaintiff moved for judgment upon the com- 
plaint and answer. The defendant here claimed that such motion 
was irregular, and that the plaintiff should either demur or go to 
trial before the jury. 

His Honor then, by consent, heard arguments both upon the 
right to a jury trial and upon said motion for judgment. The 
defendant's exceptions were as follows: 

''During the argument the defendant contended, among other 
things, that the Statute, Laws of North Carolina, Session of 1891, 
Chapter 320, Section 1 , and the action of the G^^vernor set out in 
the pleadings, deprived him of the equal protection of the laws, 
and deprived him of his office without due process of law, as set 
out in the answer; a: d therefore the statute and said action of 
the Governor were in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to 
the Constitution of the United States, and he expressly claimed 
the protection of said Amendment. 

Exception 1. — These contentions were disallowed, and the de- 
fendant excepted. 

Exception 2. — The Court refused to submit the issues tendered, 
or any issues, and the defendant excepted. 

Exception 3. — The Court further ruled that the plaintiff was 
entitled to judgment upon the pleadings. The defendant excepted. 

Exception 4. — The defendant moved for a new trial for the 
foregoing alleged errors. Motion overruled, and the defendant 
excepted. ' ' 

Thereupon, judgment was rendered in favor of the plaintiff 
relator as follows : 

" First. That the defendant, James W. Wilson, has been duly 
suspended from his office of Railroad Commissioner and Chair- 
man of said Commission, and is unlawfully holding and exercis- 
ing said office. 

Second. That the relator, L. C. Caldwell, has been duly ap- 
pointed to fill the vacancy caused by the suspension of said James 
W. Wilson from said office. 

Third. That the defendant, James W. Wilson, be ousted from 
said office of Railroad Commissioner, and that the relator, L. C. 
Caldwell, be inducted into said office, and that the relator, L. C. 



XXXVIII REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Caldwell, recover of said defendant, and the sureties on his bond, 
the costs of this action, to be taxed by the Clerk of this Court. ' ' 

The defendant excepted to this judgment and appealed to this 
Court. 

The first exception cannot be sustained, and v^^e are utterly un- 
able to see any Federal question whatever involved in this action. 
The office of Railroad Commissioner, from which the defendant 
has been suspended, is an office existing solely under the Consti- 
tution and Laws of this State, and created to administer the Rail- 
road Commission Act. It has no recognition in the Laws of the 
United States, does not interfere with interstate commerce, and 
is concerned solely in domestic affairs and internal trade. The 
defendant was not deprived of his office without due process of 
law. He was cited to appear and answer certain charges, and he 
did appear and filed an answer. The written notice of the Gov- 
ernor, which was admittedly received and acted upon by the de- 
fendaat, was, in effect, a citation, and under the circumstances 
had all the force of a summons. The only object of a summons 
is to bring the defendant into Court by giving him legal notice, 
and if he voluntarily appears, without limiting his appearance, 
he is held to waive a summons, and is as completely in Court as 
if it had been served. 

The Court, or any other tribunal having jurisdiction of the sub- 
ject matter, has thereafter complete jurisdiction of the person. 
Jones V. Penland, 19 N. C, 358; Hyatt v. Tomlin, 24 N. C, 149; 
Dufeyz;. Averitt, 2Y N. C, 455; Middleton v. Duffy, 73 N. C, 
72; Wheeler v. Cobb, 75 N. C, 21; Etheridge v. Woodley, 83 N. 
C, 11; Penniman v. Daniel, 95 N. C, 341; Roberts v. Allman, 
106 N. C, 391. In State v. Jones, 88 N. C, 683, 685, this Court 
has said: " The object of process is to give notice and an oppor- 
tunity to make defence to an action. The scire facias furnished 
this notice, and the sureties submitted to the jurisdiction and re- 
sisted the demand for judgmeut. A defendant may appear with- 
out process, and his appearance dispenses with process, since its 
purpose is to bring him into Court, and he is in Court when he 
answers and defends the action. That this rule is by no means 
peculiar to this State will be seen by a reference to the Encyclo- 
pedia of Pleadings and Practice, Vol. 2. page 639. 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XXXIX 

What is " due process of law " is generally difficult to define; 
but we think in the case at bar the defendant has qo cause to 
complain on that score. As the protection of the Constitution of 
the United States is invoked, we deem it best to omit the num- 
berless authorities in the different State Eeports, and confine our- 
selves on this point to the decisions of that Court, essentially su- 
preme wherever its jurisdiction attaches and where alone the de- 
cisions of this Court can ever be called in question. 

The case of Murray's Lessee v. The Hoboken Land and Im- 
provement Company, 18 How., 272, was an action of ejectment 
in which the defendant claimed title to certain lands under a sale 
made by the United States Marshal, by virtue of a distress war- 
rant, issued by the Solicitor of the Treasury. It was held that 
such a warrant of distress was not in conflict with the Constitu- 
tion of the United States, and was ' ' due process of law ' ' ; and 
that the action of the executive power in issuing the warrant was 
conclusive evidence of the facts recited in it, and of the authority 
to make a levy— citing Prigg v. Pennsylvania, 16 Pet., 621 ; 
United States v. Nourse, 9 Peters, 8; Randolph's Case, 2 Brock., 
41:7; United States v, Nourse, 4 Cranch. C. C. 1 51 ; United States 
V, Bullock (cited 6 Pet., 485.) 

The Court further says: "Thus, it has been repeatedly decided 
in this class of cases, that upon their trial, the acts of executive 
officers, done under the authority of Congress, were conclusive, 
either upon particular facts involved in the enquiry or upon the 
whole title " — citing Foley v. Harrison, 15 Howard, 433; Burgess 
V. Gray, 16 How., 48. "It is also true that even in a suit between 
private persons to try a question of private right, the action of the 
executive power, upon a matter committed to its determination 
by the Constitution and laws, is conclusive" — citing Luther ^^ 
Borden, 7 Howard, 1 ; Doe v. Braden, 16 Howard, 635, and cited 
in Walker v. Sauvinet, 2 Otto, 93 ; Davidson v. New Orleans, 6 
Otto, 102; Springer v. United States, 12 Otto, 586, 594; Ex parte 
Wall, 107 U. S., 290; Hilton v. Merritt, 110 U. S., 107; Hurtado 
V. Cal., 110 U. S., 528, 542. 

In the case at bar there can be no question of the right of the 
Governor to appoint the plaintiff if a vacancy legally existed. 
Foster v. Kansas, 112 U. S., 201, 204. The only question really 



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at issue is the legality of the removal of the defendant, and in 
this view the State of North Carolina is the real party in interest, 
as it is her act, through her Chief Executive, of which the de- 
fendant complains. The State has surely as much interest in hav- 
ing her laws properly administered by officers of her choice, in 
every respect qualified for their duties, as the general government 
can have in the collection of its taxes. And we can see no reason 
why the action of the Governor in suspending the defendant from 
office in strict accordance with the provisions of a Statute, which 
we hold to be constitutional, is not fully as much ' ' due process of 
law " as was the sale of real estate under the warrant of distress, 
so held in Murray v. Hoboken, supra. Under the same authority 
we feel fully justified in holding that the action of the Chief Ex- 
ecutive of this State, certainly an officer of higher relative rank 
and greater dignity than a mere Solicitor of the Treasury, is 
equally conclusive upon a matter committed to his determination 
by the Constitution and liaws of this State. It is, at least, of 
equal dignity with a tax-sale certificate, whose recitals are held 
to be evidience prima facie as to all and conclusive as to many of 
the facts therein alleged. De Treville v. Smalls, 98 U. S , 517, 524. 

The defendant has not been denied access to the Courts. In 
fact, he did not attempt to appeal from the action of the Gover- 
nor nor seek the aid of the Courts, but forcibly retained posses- 
sion of an office from which he had been rightfully suspended, 
and forced the plaintiff to seek redress in this action. The Gover- 
nor, in his notification of suspension to the defendant, distinctly 
recognized the right of the defendant to have it legally tested in 
the Courts, and made no attempt to dispossess him. The plaintiff 
has sought possession only ' ' by the law of the land, ' ' as shown 
by the bringing of this action. 

In The Bank of Columbia v. Okely, 4 Wheat., 235, it was held 
that a party may waive his right to trial by jury, by giving a note 
payable at the bank, the charter of which authorizes collection by 
summary process. The defendant may well be deemed to have 
waived his right to a trial by jury, if any such right he ever had, 
by accepting office under a Statute, which expressly provided that 
it might be suspended by the Governor without reference to a 
jury. 



KAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XLI 

In Murray v. Hoboken, supra, the Court also held, " That the 
auditing of the accounts of a receiver of public monies may be, 
in an enlarged sense, a judicial act, mast be admitted. So are ail 
those administrative duties, the performance of which involves 
an enquiry into the existence of facts and the application to them 
of rules of law. In this sense, the act of the Pesident in calling 
out the militia under the Act of 1795 (12 Wheat., 19), or of a Com- 
missioner who makes a certificate for the extradition of a crim- 
inal, under a treaty, is judicial. But it is not sufficient, to bring 
such matters under the judicial power, that they involved the ex- 
ercise of judgQient upon law and fact — citing United States v. 
Ferreira, 13 How., 40. 

It may be urged that a distress warrant for the collection of 
taxes was held to be " due process of law, ' ' because such proceed- 
ing was in accordance with the common and Statute law of Eng- 
land; but so, also, was the suspension of a public officer. 

This much at least is ' ' due process of law. ' ' Morley t'. Lake 
Shore R. Co., 146 U S., 162. Due process of law does not nec- 
essarily imply in all cases the right of trial by jury. If it did, the 
equitable jurisdiction of the Federal Courts would practically be 
annulled. The records of this Court show, what is common 
knowledge, that in the recent reorganization of a great railway 
system, mortgages involving millions of dollars were foreclosed 
in the Circuit Court of the United States, and the stockholders 
deprived of every vestige of their property, without any sugges- 
tion of a jury. 

In Walker v Sauvinet, 92 U. S., 90, the Court (Waite, C. J.), 
says: " All questions arising under the Constitution of the State 
alone are finally settled by the judgment below. We can consider 
only such as grow out of the Constitution of the United States. 
A trial by jury in suits at common law pending in the State Courts 
is not, therefore, a privilege or immunity of national citizenship, 
which the States are forbidden by the Fourteenth Amendment to 
abridge. A State cannot deprive a person of his property without 
due process of law ; but this does not necessarily imply that all 
trials in the State Courts affecting the property of persons must 
be by jury. This requirement of the Constitution is met if the 
trial is had according to the settled course of judicial proceedings. 



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Due process of law is process due according to the law of the land. 
This process in the States is regulated by the law of the State." 
In Leeper v. Texas, 139 U. S., 462, 467, it was held, ''That 
whether Statutes of a Legislature of a State have been duly en- 
acted in accordncae with the requirements of the Constitution 
of such Sta^e, is not a Federal question, and the decision of State 
Courts as to what are the laws of the State is binding upon the 
Courts of the United States," — citing South Ottawa v. Perkins, 
94 U. S., 260, 268; Post v. Supervisors, 105 U. S., 667; Norton 
V. Shelby County, 118 U. S.," 425, 440; Railroad Co. v. Georgia, 
98 U. S., 359, 366; Baldwin v. Kansas, 129 U. S., 52, 57; and 
" that law in its regular course of administration through Courts 
of justice is due process, and when secured by the law of the State 
tne Constitutional requirement is satisfied; and that due process 
is §0 secured by laws operating on all alike, and not subjecting 
the individual to the arbitrary exercise of the powers of govern- 
ment unrestrained by the established principles of private right 
and distributive justice"; citing Hurtado v. CaL, 110 U. S., 516, 
535; In re Kemmler, 136 U. S., 436, 449; Caldweh v. Texas, 137 
U. S., 692. See also Giozza v. Tierman, 148 U. S., 657; Duncan 
V. Mo., 152 U. S., 377; Missouri, &c., R. Co. v. Mackey, 127 U. 
S., 205; Railroad Company v. Herrick, 127 U. S., 210; State i;- 
Muse, 20 N. C, 319; State v. Chambers, 93 N. C, 600; State v. 
Moore, 104 N. C, 714. 

In Hurtado v. Cal. , supra, in which the meaning of the phrase, 
' ' due process of law ' ' is elaborately discussed, it was held that 
the words " due process of law " in the Fourteenth Amendment 
to the Constitution do not necessarily require an indictment by 
the grand jury in a prosecution by a State for murder; and that 
a conviction upon an information for murder in the first degree, 
and a sentence of death thereon, was not without due process of 
law, and was, therefore, not in violation of the Constitutional 
provision. McNulty v. CaL, 149 U. S., 645; Vincent v. CaL, 
Ibid., 648. 

In Mann v. Ilhnois, 94 U. S., 113, 134, the Chief Justice, deliv- 
ering the opinion of the (-ourt, says: "A person has no property, 
no vested interest, in any rule of the common law. That is only 
one of the forms of municipal law, and is no more sacred than 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XLIII 

any other. Rights of property, which have been created by the 
common law, cannot be taken away without due process ; but the 
law itself, as a rule of conduct, may be changed at the will or 
even at the whim of the Legislature, unless prevented by Consti- 
tutional limitations. Indeed, the great ofhce of Statutes is to 
remedy defects in the common law as they are developed, and to 
adapt it to the changes of time and circumstances." 

In Davidson v. New Orleans, 96 U. S., 97, 105, Justice Miller, 
for the Court, says that "it is difficult if not impossible to frame 
a definition of the Constitutional phrase "without due process of 
law, ' ' at once perspicuous, comprehensive and satisfactory, ' ' but 
that " it is not possible to hold that a party has, without due pro- 
cess of law, been deprived of his property, when, as regards the 
issues affecting it, he has by the laws of the State a fair trial in 
a Court of Justice, according to the modes of proceeding applica- 
ble to such case. ' * And, citing M^urray v. Hoboken, supra, he 
further says: " An exhaustive judicial enquiry into the meaning 
of the words ' due process of law,' as found in the Fifth Amend- 
ment, resulted in the unanimous decision of this Court that they 
do not necessarily imply a regular proceeding in a Court of Jus- 
tice, or after the manner of such Courts." 

The origin, intent and scope of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth 
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, are fully 
and ably discussed in the Slaughter House cases, 16 Wallace, 86, 
but, as no reasonable extract would do justice to the opinion, it 
can properly be cited only as a whole. 

In Missouri ^;. Lewis, 101 U. S., 22, 31, it is said that "The 
Fourteenth Amendment does not profess to secure to all persons 
in the United States the benefit of the same laws and the same 
remedies. Great diversities in these respects may exist in two 
States separated only by an imaginary line. On one side of this 
line there may be a right of trial by jury, and on the other side 
no such right. Each State prescribes it's own modes of Judicial 
proceeding. ' ' 

In Ex Parte Wall, 107 U. S., 265, a rule was served upon the 
petitioner by the United States District Judge, without any pre- 
vious affidavit and upon mere hearsay information, to show cause 
why he should not be debarred from practicing as an attorney 
for taking part in a lynching. 



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The respondent filed a written answer, denying the charge, and 
excepting to the jurisdiction of the Court. After the examina- 
tion of one ¥/itness, and hearing the argument of counsel, the 
Court overruled the except io us and made an order prohibiting the 
respondent from practising at the bar of said Court, until a fur- 
ther order. On petition for mandamus, it was held that the pro- 
ceeding was regular and was due process of law, and that it was 
not a criminal proceeding, and not intended for punishment, but 
to prefect the Court from the official ministrations of persons 
unfit to practice as attorneys therein. 

The proceeding in that case was certainly much more summary 
and less regular than in the case at bar, while the avowed object 
was the same. The defendant herein was not suspended by the 
Governor as a punishment for any crime, as he w^as not charged 
with crime, but simply with a legal disqualification. The object 
of his suspension, pending a legislative determination, was to 
prevent the danger and scandal of having important official duties 
performed by one legally disqualified. 

The Railroad Commission was constituted by the Legislature 
in obedience to a strong popular demand, and the people have a 
right to require that the men, charged with the grave duty of 
deciding between them and the great transportation companies 
which practically control the commerce of the country, should be 
absolutely free from the slightest suspicion of interest or bias. 
Such a reqaiiement is based upon the highest principles of public 
policy, and is no more unreasonable than to say that a Clerk or 
Sheriff must give bond for the faithful performance of his duties, 
that an executor or trustee cannot buy at his own sale, and that 
a Judge shall not sit in his own case. 

Such provisions are not uncommon. A remarkable instance 
may be found in the Act of August 13, 1888 (25 Statutes at 
Large, U. S., 433), which reads as follows: " Section 7. That no 
person related to any Justice or Judge of any Court of the United 
States, by affinity or consanguinity, within the degree of first 
cousin, shall hereafter be appointed by such Court or Judge to or 
empoyed by such Court or Judge, in any office or duty in any 
Court of which snch Justice or Judge may be a member. ' ' 

It is no crime to be related to a Judge of the United States ; nor 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONEKS. XLV 

can it be any reflection upon the personal character of such rela- 
tive, and yet it is made by law an absolute disqualification for 
office. 

The object of the law is clearly not to punish one who has com- 
mitted no offence, but to relieve the Judges from any tempta- 
tion to appoint incompetent officials, and to secure to the people 
in the selection of their agents the best judgment of the Courts. 

As to the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Con- 
stitution of the United f^tates, it is well settled that special legis- 
lation is not objectionable where it is made to apply equally and 
without unjust discrimination to all who may be affected by it. 
The Fourteenth Amendment does not prohibit legislation limited 
as to objects or territory, but merely that all persons subjected to 
it shall be treated alike under like circumstances and conditions. 
Hayes v. Missouri, 120 U. S., 68; Railroad Company v. Mackey, 
127 U. S.. 205: Love v. Kansas, 16*^ U. S., 81, 88. 

In Watson v. Nevin, 128 U. S., 578, 582, the (Jourt sa:7s: ''And 
wherever the law operates alike on all persons and property sim- 
ilarly situated, equal protection cannot be said to be denied"; 
citing Wurts v. Hoagland, 111 U. S., 606; Railroaa Company v. 
Richmond, 96 U. S., 521, 529. '' The remedy for abuse is in the 
State Courts, for, in the language of Mr. Justice Field, in Mobile 
V. Kimball, "this Court is not the harbor in which the people of 
a city or county can find a refuge from ill-advised, unequal and 
oppressive State legislation.'' 

In Giazza v. Tierman, 14:8 U. S., 657, 651, the Court says: 
" Irrespective of the operation of the Federal Constitution and 
restrictions asserted to be inherent in the nature of American in- 
stitutions, the general rule is that there are no limitations upon 
the legislative power of the Legislature of a State except those 
imposed by its written Constitution.-' 

In Duncan v. Missouri, 152 U. S., 377, it was held that the 
privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States pro- 
tected by the Fourteenth Amendment, are such privileges and 
immunities as arise out of the nature and essential character of 
the Federal Government, and are granted or secured by the Con- 
stitution of the United States. Miller on the Constitution, Q<d'2 ; 
Presser v. Illinois, 116 U. S., 252. 

In the '"ase of Kennard v. Louisiana, 92 U. S., 480, the plaintiff 



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in error was summarily removed from the office of Associate Jus- 
tice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, its Court of last resort, 
by a mere rule of Court. The plaintiff took out a writ of error, 
asserting that he was deprived of his office without due process 
of lavi^, in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Consti- 
tution of the United States. The opinion of the Court, delivered 
by Chief Justice Waite, without dissent, and remarkable equally 
for its clear exposition of the law and admirable condensation, 
affirmed the judgment, for the following reasons: " The question 
before us is, not whether the Court below, having jurisdiction 
of the case and the parties, have followed the law, but whether 
the law, if followed, would have furnished Kennard the protec- 
tion guaranteed by the Constitution. Irregularities and mere 
errors in the proceedings can only be corrected in the State Courts. 
Our authority does not extend beyond an examination of the 
power of the Courts below to proceed at all. - '^ ^ It will 
thus be seen that the Act relates specially to the Judges of the 
Courts of the State, and to the internal regulations of a State in 
respect to its own officers. '^ '^ '^ He had an opportunity to 
be heard before he could be condemned. This was ''process, " and, 
when served, it was sufficient to bring the incumbent into Court, 
and to place him withia its jurisdiction. In this case, it is evident 
from the record that the rule was made, and that it was in some 
form brought to the attention of Kennard, for on the return day 
he appeared. At first, instead of showing cause why he refused 
to vacate his office, he objected that he had not been properly 
cited to appear; but the Court adjudged otherwise. He then 
made known his title to the office ; in other words, he showed 
cause why he refused to vacate. This was, in effect that he had 
been commissioned to hold the office till the end of the next ses- 
sion of the Senate, and that time had not arrived. Upon this he 
asked a trial by jury. This the Court refused, and properly, be- 
cause the law under which the proceedings were had provided in 
terms that there should be no such trial. '^ '' "^ A mere state- 
ment of the facts carries with it a complete answer to all the Con- 
stitutional objections urged against the validity of the Act. The 
remedy provided was certainly speedy; but it could only be en- 
forced by means of orderly proceedings in a Court of competent 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. XLVII 

jurisdiction, in accordance with rules and forms established for 
the protection of the rights of the parties. In this particular case, 
the party complaining not only had the right to be heard, but he 
was in fact heard, both in the Court in which the proceedings 
were originally instituted and upon his appeal, in the highest 
Court of the State." 

[ have italicised the words peculiarly operating upon the case 
at bar. If an inferior court of the State of Louisiana can, by vir- 
tue of a statute of that State, upon a mere rule issued upon a 
prima facie case created by said statute, remove from office a 
Justice of its highest Constitutional Court, we cannot see why 
the Chief Executive of this State, acting under express authority 
of a statute, and in strict accordance with its terms, cannot sus- 
pend a member of an inferior administrative court. At least such 
action affects only the internal policy of North Carolina when 
dealing with its own officers, and should be judged by its consti- 
tution and laws alone. 

We have fully considered the first exception, not only from its 
Federal relation, but also from its important bearing upon the 
validity of the Act under our own Constitution, which provides 
that : ' ' No person ought to be taken, imprisoned or dissiezed of 
his freehold, liberties or privileges, or outlawed or exiled, or in any 
manner deprived of his life, liberty or property, but by the law 
of the land." Therefore, if we were of opinion that the defend- 
ant had been deprived of his property in the office *' without due 
process of law," that is, such process as is due to the peculiar cir- 
cumstances of his case by the law of the land, it would be our 
duty to at once reverse the judgment of the Court below. In 
going over the grounds covered by this exception, we have nec- 
essarily been compelled to say much that is applicable to the other 
exceptions, and which will not be repeated. 

The second exception to the refusal of the Court to submit the 
issues tendered, or any issues, is practically directed to the denial 
of a trial by jury. This-, we think, was properly refused, as there 
were no disputed facts before the Court. It is not denied that the 
Governor notified the defendant to appear and answer; that the 
defendant did so appear and answer; that the Governor subse- 
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action, and appointed the relator; that the relator duly qualified, 
remanded possession of the office, was refused by the defendant, 
and brought suit. 

There was absolutely nothing to go to the jury unless the Court 
went behind the action of the Governor, which we think could not 
be reviewed by the Court. The suspension by the Govenor is to a 
final determiation of the defendant's rights, which must ultimate- 
ly be passed on by the Legislature, sitting somewhat in the na- 
ture of a Court of Impeachment. If it should determine that the 
defendant had been suspended without just cause, he would be at 
once reinstated, and be entitled to his full pay from the time of 
his suspension. The duty of suspension was imposed upon the 
Governor from the highest motives of public policy, to prevent 
the danger to the public interests which might arise from leaving 
such great powers and resposibilities in the hands of men legally 
disqualified. To leave them in full charge of their office until the 
next biennial session of the Legislature, or pending litigation 
which might be continued for years, would destroy the very ob- 
ject of the law. As the Governor was, therefore, by the very 
letter and spirit of the law required to act and act promptly, nec- 
essarily apon his own findings of fact, we are compelled to hold 
that such official action was, under tho circumstances, due pro- 
cess of law. Even if it were proper, the Governor would have no 
power to direct an issue, like a Chancellor. 

Section 19 of Article 1 of our Constitution provides that; " In 
all controversies at law respecting property, the ancient mode of 
trial by jury is one of the best securities of the rights of the peo- 
ple, and ought to remain sacred and inviolable.'' And yet from 
the remotest times it has been held that this right did not apply 
to equitable proceedings, and that in the determination of many 
matters of fact the intervention of a jury was neither necessary 
nor possible. Take for instance, applications for receivers, in- 
junctions and proceedings in contempt. Even in actions at law, 
there are many matters of fact that must be found by the Court 
below, and which are not even reviewable in this Court. Every 
time a Judge below takes the case from the jury and directs a 
verdict he practically deprives the party of a trial by jury; and 
yet that he can so direct a verdict against the party on whom rests 



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the onus, when there is nothing more than a scintilla of evidence, 
has been held in a long line of decisions in this Court from Witt- 
kowsky V. Wasson, 71 N. C, 451, down to Spruill v. Insurance 
Company, 120 N. C, 141, and several cases at this term. 

In Interstate Commerce Commission v. Brimson, 154 U. S., 
447, 488, the Court says: "Another suggestion "'• "" "'^ is that 
the defendants are not accorded a right of trial by jury. ''' " ■^' 
The issue presented is not one of fact but of law exclusively. In 
such a case the defendant is no more entitled to a jury than is a 
defendant in proceeding by mandamus, to compel him as an offi- 
cer to perform a ministerial duty." Any right of trial by jury 
which the defendant might have had under other circumstances, 
if any, would be taken as having been waived by his acceptance 
of an office under a statute providing for summary suspension. 
That a jury trial may be waived by either written or oral consent, 
or even by a failure to appear, is expressly provided by Section 
416 of The Code, It is also held to be waived by a consent refer- 
ence. Clark's Code, page 400 and cases cited. In England it is 
regarded as a prerogative of the Crown by letters patent to sus- 
pend a public officer, although the office was granted for life. 
Throop on Puplic Officers, Section 401 ; Slingsby's Case, 3 Swanst, 
178. The only recognition of this rule in America seems to be 
that involved in the maxim that the power of appointment in- 
cludes by implication that of removal, the application of which is 
necessarily limited by constitutional or statutory provision. The 
maxim cannot apply in this case, because the Governor did not 
originally appoint and has suspended the defendant under express 
statutory authority. It comes rather under the general recog- 
nized rule that, in the absence of any constitutional restriction 
expressed or necessarily implied on the power of the Legislature, 
it may provide by statute for the suspension of a public officer, 
by some other officer or board. Throop, supra. Section 402 ; Me- 
chem on Public Officers, Section 463; Butler v. Penn., 10 How- 
ard, 402. 

With the exception of this State it is the well settled doctrine 
in the United States that an office is not regarded as held under a 
grant or contract, within the general constitutional provision pro- 
tecting contracts ; but, unless the Constitution otherwise expressly 

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provides, the Legislature has power to increase or vary the daties, 
or diminish the salary or other compensation appurtenant to the 
office, or abolish any of its rights or privileges before the end of 
the term, or to alter or abridge the term, or to abolish the office 
itself. Throop, supra, Section 19, citing ninety-two decisions 
from the United States Supreme Court, and thirty-two different 
States; also Black Const. Law, page 530, and cases cited. Me- 
chem, supra, Sectiom 463 and 464, citing numerous cases, says 
that, except in North Carolina, it is well settled that there is no 
contract, either express or implied, between a public officer and 
the government, whose agent he is ; nor can public office be re- 
garded as the property of the incumbent. In Connor v. New York, 
2 Sandford, 355, Kuggles, C. J., says: "Public officers are not 
incorporeal hereditaments, nor have they the character or quali- 
ties of grants. They are agencies. With few exceptions, they 
are voluntarily taken and may at any time be resigned. They 
are created for the benefit of the public and are not granted for 
the incumbent. Their terms are fixed with a view to public utility 
and convenience, and not for the purpose of granting the emolu- 
ments during that period to the office holder. ' ' 

The celebrated case of Hoke v. Henderson, 15 N. C, 1, recog- 
nizes to a great extent the same principle. While deciding in 
favor of the defendant on the ground that an office is the property 
of the incumbent by mutual contract, and that the unconstitu- 
tional provision was not that of a law prescribing a rule of prop- 
erty, or modifying the extent of interest or the tenure prospec- 
tively, but interfered with vested rights, Chief Justice Kuffin 
(page IT) says: "That the purpose of creating public offices is the 
common good, is not doubted. Hence, most of the rules regulat- 
ing them have a refence to the discharge of their duties and the 
promotion of the public convenience ; they are pro commodo pop- 
uli. Hence they are not the subjects of property in the sense of 
that full and absolute dominion which is recognized in many 
other things. They are only the subjects of property, as far as 
they can be so in safety to the general interest, involved in the 
discharge of their duties." This Court has recently had occasion 
to reaffirm the doctrine laid down in that oft quoted decision, 
which has become too firmly established in the policy of our laws 
now to be questioned ; but the varied and extraordinary claims 



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made thereunder, and the fact that we are the only State in the 
Union recognizing the doctrine, may well cause us to pause and 
consider if we have not carried it to its fullest legitimate extent. 
It may be doubted if the great Chief Justice himself ever contem- 
plated the extent to which it would be carried, and least of all 
that its most extreme construction would be invoked to bring the 
tenure of high official positions within the operation of an amend- 
ment to the Federal Constitution primarily adopted for the pro- 
tection of the colored race. See the opinion of Justice Miller in 
the Slaughter House Cases, 16 Wall., 36. 

Buu our decision in the case at bar does not conflict with that 
in Hoke v. Henderson. The Statute now under consideration is 
not retrospective, and does not interfere with any vested right. 
Being a part of the Act originally creating the office of Eailroad 
Commissioner, it " prescribes '' a rule of property in said office, 
and modifies the extent of interest and tenure therein " prospec- 
tively.'" The defendant, taking under the Act, holds subject to 
the Act ; and relying upon his contract is bound by all its provis- 
ions. One of its expressed provisions was the reserved right of 
the Legislature to remove, and the power and duty of the Gover- 
nor to suspend under a given state of facts. This power of sus- 
pension, together v/ith the necessary methods of its enforcement, 
was assented to by the defendant in his acceptance of the office. 
Bunting v. Gales, 77 N. C, ^83: McCless v. Meekins, 117 N. C, 
34; McDonald v. Morrow, 119 N. C, mQ\ Ward v. Elizabeth 
City, 121 N. C. ; 37 S. E. Eeporter, 993; Koonce v. Russell, 103 
N. C, 179 ; Hutchins ?a Town of Durham, 118 N.. C, 457 ; Cooley's 
Const. Limitations, 285. It was held in Head v. University of 
Missouri, 19 Wallace, 526, that where one was elected a professor 
in a State University for six years "subject to law, ' "this expres- 
sion meant subject to whatever law the State Legislature might 
see fit to pass. It was a part of the contract that the Legislature 
could, at its discretion in and its pleasure, bring it to an earlier 
end." In Ewart v. Jones, 116 N. G, 570, which was an action in 
the nature of a quo warranto heard upon a case agreed without a 
jury, this Court is seating the relator, held that under our present 
Constitution the Legislature had the power, in establishing the 
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jurisdiction and methods of appointment and removal, and to 
elect the incumbent. 

Chief Justice Faircloth, in delivering the opinion of the Court, 
says: " Under our form of government the sovereign power re- 
sides with the people, and is exercised by their representatives in 
the General Assembly. The only hmitation upon this power is 
found in the organic law, as declared by the delegates of the peo- 
ple, in co)ivention assembled from time to time/' If the Legis- 
lature can thus elect a Judge of the Criminal Court and provide 
for the manner of his removal, why can it not also elect a Rail- 
road Commissioner, and in the creative act reserve to itself the 
right to remove and to the Governor the power of suspension. 
Two higher agencies could not be found, one peculiarly represent- 
ing the w^'U of the people, and the other the Chief Executive of 
the State to whom is committed by the Constitution itself "' the 
supreme executive power of the State. ' ' and who is expressly en- 
joined " to take care that the laws be faithfully executed." But 
it is urged that the Legislaturie has exceeded its coDstitutional 
power in reserving the right of removal. We think not. where 
the office is purely of legislative origin and administrative duties. 
It is alleged that the Statute is unconstitutional because it requires 
of the Railroad Commissioners qualifications in addition to those 
prescribed in the Constitution. We see no merit in this conten- 
tion, as such provisions were not intended to restrict the rights 
of the individual, but to secure the faithful and efficient perform- 
ance of public duties. Hargrove v. Dunn, 73 N. C, 395; Com- 
missioners V. Plaisted, 148 Mass., 375; Rogers v. Buffalo, 123 N. 
Y., 173, 181; Throop on Public Officers, Section 73, 74. 

]\Ioreover, every presumption is in favor of the constitutionaHty 
o'l an Act of the Legislature, and all reasonable doubts should be 
solved in its favor. Cooley on Const. Lim, page 220, and cases 
therein cited: Black's Const. Law, Section 30, and cited cases. 

While our attention has not been called to any decision from 
other jurisdictions relating to the removal or suspension of Rail- 
road CommioSioners, we do find in the creative Statutes of the 
United States and of several of the States, provisions similar to 
those now under consideration. The same presumption of con- 
stitutionality would attach to them, and thus far they may be 
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Act has been argued with great force, and has received our most 
careful and serious consideration. That objection is that the Act 
interferes with the independent tenure of the Judiciary so essen- 
tial to the proper enforcement of the law and the protection of 
the citizen. Thit Commission was compared to the Criminal 
Courts of the State; and the danger of placing the lives and liber- 
ties of the people in the keeping of Judges whose official tenure 
might depend upon the uncertain complexion of the Legislature 
or the arbitrary will of the Governor, was ably and eloquently 
portrayed. 

We realize the responsibilities of this Court in settling the line 
of demarkation between the legislative, executive and supreme 
judicial powers, which, by constitutional obligation, must be kept 
forever separate and distinct. This vital line must be drawn by 
us alone, and we will endeavor to draw it with a firm and even 
hand, free alike from the palsied touch of interest or subservi- 
ency, and itching grasp of power. Should the legislative or exec- 
utive departments of the State cross that line, we will put them 
back where they belong; but upon us rests the equal obligation 
of keeping upon our own side. This is a question not of discre- 
tion but of law, a matter not of expediency but of right. 

Our conclusion is that the Railroad Commission does not stand 
upon the same footing as the Criminal Courts, inasmuch as it is 
an administrative and not a Judicial Court. While it was made 
by a subsequent statute a court of record, it was clearly the object 
of the Act simply to give authenticity to its records and proceed- 
ings, as it added nothing to its duties or powers. 

It has been held to be a court of record in Express Company v. 
Railroad, 111 N. C, 463, 474, but in the opinion of the Court, 
delivered by Chief Justice Sheperd, appears the significant quali- 
fication, " Whether a Court, having no power to enforce its judg- 
ment, fulfills the definition of a court of record and of general 
jurisdiction is unnecessary to be considered." The Supreme 
Court of the United States, in Reagan v. Farmer's Loan and 
Trust Company, 154 U. S., 362, 397, citing the Railroad Commis- 
sioner cases, 116 U. S., 307, says: "There can be no doubt of the 
general power of a State to regulate the fares and freights which 
may be charged and received by railroads or other carriers, and 
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Such a Commission is merely an administrative board created by 
the State for carrying into effect the will of the State as expressed 
by its Legislature. ' ' 

Upon the foregoing authorities we are of opinion that the dis- 
puted provisions of the Act are constitutional, and that the power 
of suspension rests in the hands of the Grovernor, which, when 
exercised in an orderly manner, is not reviewable by the Courts. 
Whether the action of the Governor was justified by the facts, 
which he alone can find, is not for us to say. That the defend- 
ant has not been deprived of his property without due process of 
law; that the only property he could have in the office was that 
given ^to him by the Statute, which must be construed in all its 
parts. His Commission, which is his title deed, appears to us 
with the fateful words of the creative Act written across its face 
by the hand of the law. Whatever right to a trial by jury he 
might otherwise have had, was waived by his acceptance of the 
office under the conditions of the Statute, at least so far as the 
action of the Qovernor was concerned. In the Court below, as 
all the material facts that could have been enquired into were 
practically admitted, there was nothing left but the bare ques- 
tions of law, and upon those questions we see no error in the rul- 
ing of the Court. The judgment must therefore he affirmed, but 
in view of the public interests involved, we deem it proper, not 
to remand the case, but to enter final judgment in this Court. 
This action is taken on motion of counsel made without objection 
in open Court upon the hearing of the case, and under authority 
of Section 957 of The Code, as recognized in Bernhardt v. Brown, 
118 N. C, 700, 710. 

Judgment will therefore be entered that the relator is entitled to 
the office of Kailroad Commissioner and Chairman of said Com- 
mission ; that the defendant is not entitled thereto and shall be 
ousted therefrom, and that the relator be placed in possession of 
said office, together with all its records and bther appurtenances 
thereunto belonging. 

Affirmed. 

The judgment in the foregoing case was as follows : 

"This cause, coming on to be heard in the Supreme Court, and 
hav^ing been decided in favor of the plaintiff, it is adjudged and 
decreed : 



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1. That the defendaut has been lawfully suspended from the 
office of Eailroad Commissioner. 

2. That the relator has been duly appointed to fill the Vacancy 
caused by the suspension of the defendant. 

3. That the defendant be ousted from, and the relator inducted 
into said office of Railroad Commissioner. 

Therefore, let a writ issue out of ^this Court directed to the 
Sheriff or other lawful officer of Wake county, commanding him 
to oust the defendant and put the relator in possession of the 
rooms occupied as offices by the Eailroad Commissioners, in the 
Agricultural building on Edenton Street in Ealeigh, and known 
as the Eailroad Commission offices, together with all the prop- 
erty, papers and effects appertaining or belonging to said offices. 

4. That the plaintiff relator recover the costs of this action, to 
be taxed by the Clerk of this Court. 

((Signed.) ' Walter Clark, 

Justice Supreme Court.^^ 

Faircloth, C. J., dissenting: As I do not agree wth the ma- 
jority of the Court in this case, I feel it my duty to state why I 
do not. I concede the right of the Legislature to abolish any 
office of its own creation, in which event the officer goes with the 
office, not upon any notion of implied notice in acceptance, but 
because the Legislature has the power to abolish. By the Act of 
1891, Chapter 320, the Legislature created the office of a Eailroad 
Commission with the powers and duties therein enumerated, and 
elected the members of the Commission, the term of office being 
six years. That said Commission is a Court of Eecord with the 
powers and jurisdiction of a court of general jurisdiction, to the 
extent of all subjects embraced in said Act, is settled. Express 
Company v. Eailroad, 111 N. C, 463; Eailroad v. Telegraph Com- 
pany, 113 N. C, 213; Leavell v. Telegraph Company, 116 N. C, 
211. That an office is property has been uniformly held since 
1833. Hoke v. Henderson, 15 N. C, 1. Section 1 of said Act 
provides: '' Said Commissioners shall not jointly or severally, or 
in any way be the holder of any stock or bonds, or be the agent 
or attorney or employee of any such company, or have any inter- 
est in any way in such company, and shall so continue during 
the term of his office, and in case any Commissioner shall, as dis- 



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tributee or legatee or in any other way, have or become entitled 
to any stock or bonds or interest therein of any such company, 
he shall at once dispose of the same ; and in case any Commis- 
sioner shall fail in this, or in case any one of them shall become 
disqualified to act, then it shall be the duty of the Governor to 
suspend him from office, and to report the fact of his suspension, 
together with the reason therefor, to the next General Assembly, 
and the question of his removal from office shall be determined 
by a majority of the General Assembly in joint session. In any 
case of suspension the Governor shall till the vacancy, and, if the 
General Assembly shall determine that the Commissioner sus- 
pended shall be removed, then the appointee of the Governor shall 
hold until his successor is elected and qualified, as herein pro- 
vided, etc." 

Thus we see that the Governor suspends whenever he deems 
proper, and the Legislature removes at its will and pleasure, as 
an ex parte proceeding the officer (Commissioner) having no op- 
portunity to be heard. This proceeding is at least a novelty, and 
so far as I remember is without precedent, certainly so in North 
Carolina. Such proceedings, no doubt, are found under some 
forms of government, but they are at variance with all funda- 
mental rules of government in the United States of America. 
Those rules protect life, liberty and property in the due adminis- 
tration of law. 

My conception is that the act of the Governor in suspending 
the defendant was not an executive function, but simply the act 
of an agent of the Legislature, with such powers as they at- 
tempted to confer on their agent, and that the term "Governor" 
was simply used to identify the agent. I can see no reason why 
the Secretary of State could not as well have been the agent, with 
directions, for the causes mentioned in the Act, to suspend the 
Governor from his office until the Legislature should have an 
opportunity to remove or restore him, as they might choose to 
do, without any hearing for him. If this can be done for the 
causes specified in Section 1 of the Act, then other like causes 
might be added. Let us then suppose that the Legislature, in 
addition, had said, " if the Governor shall own any stock in any 
railroad in this State, or shall receive any benefit, convenience or 
accommodation from any railroad, then the Secretary of State 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. LVII 

shall suspend him from office, and report his act to the next Leg- 
islature, and that they will remove or restore him, as seems good 
to them." It seems to me that such action would he in deroga- 
tion of his rights under Article III, Section 12, and Article IV, 
Section 3 and 4 of the Constitution, providing for his conviction, 
removal and disqualification for office. It is true that he is a con- 
stitutional officer, and so is the defendant, under the authority of 
Article IV, Section 2. 

So, the real question is the power of the Legislature to suspend 
and remove a judicial officer from his office and thus forfeit his 
property without giving him a trial. 

Under our form of government the source of all power is the 
people. At the outset they declared their will in the Constitution 
and adopted hy common consent, general rules for governing 
themselves, known as the law of the land, and each department, 
with its many sub-divisions, is subordinate to those fundamental 
principles. The Constitution is a brief and condensed expression 
of law and must be taken as expressed, with all of its reasonable 
implications. Among its utterances we find : ' ' The legislative, 
executive and supreme judicial powers of the government ought 
to be forever separate and distinct from each other. ' ' Article I, 
Section 8. 

' ' The Executive Department shall consist of a Governor, in 
whom shall be vested the supreme executive power of the State, ' ' 
etc. Article III, Section 1. 

'' The judicial power of the State shall be vested in a Court for 
the trial of impeachments., a Supreme Court, Superior Court, 
Courts of Justices of the Peace, and such other Courts inferior to 
the Supreme Court, as may be established by law. ' ' Article IV, 
Section 2. 

'' The General Assembly shall have no power to deprive the 
judicial department of any power or jurisdiction which rightly 
pertains to it as a co-ordinate department of the government. " 
Article IV, Section 12. And this article provides further that the 
Legislature may distribute the power and jurisdiction, provide for 
appeals, and regulate the method of proceeding, as it may deem 
best, " so far as the same may be done without conflict with 
other provisions of this Constitution. " ' ' No person ought to be 
taken, imprisoned or disseized of his freehold, liberties or privil- 



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eges, or outlawed or exiled, or in any manner deprived of his life, 
liberty, or property, but by the law of the land. ' ' Article I, Sec- 
tion 17. 

" In all controversies at law respecting property, the ancient 
mode of trial by jury is one of the best securities of the rights of 
the people, and ought to remain sacred and inviolable. ' ' Article 
I, Section 19. 

The terms ' ' due process of law ' ' and ' ' the law of the land, ' ' 
when the rights of property are under consideration, are not easily 
distinguished. I have seen no better definition of the latter than 
that given by Mr. Webster in Dartmouth College tj. Woodward, 
4 Wheat., 519 (Works of Webster, Vol. V., page 487). " By the 
law of the land is most clearly intended the general law ; a law 
which hears before it condemns ; which proceeds upon inquiry, 
and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning is that every 
citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property and immunities, under 
the protection of the general rules which govern society. Every- 
thing which may pass under the form of an enactment is not, 
therefore, to be considered the law of the land. If this were so, 
acts of attainder, bills of pains and penalties, acts of confiscation, 
acts reversing judgments, and acts directly transferring one man's 
estate to another, legislative judgments, decrees and forfeitures 
in all possible forms, would be the law of the land. Such a 
strange construction would render constitutional provisions of 
the highest importance completely inoperative and void. It Avould 
tend directly to establish the union of all powers in the Legisla- 
ture. There would be no general permanent law for Courts to 
administer or men to live under. The administration of justice 
would be an empty form, an idle ceremony. Judges would sit to 
execute legislative judgments and decrees, not to declare the law 
or administer the justice of the country." 

A glance at the above recitals would seem to answer, without 
further argument, the question, "Has the Legislature the power, 
directly or indirectly, to suspend or remove a judicial officer, and 
declare his right and property in his office forfeited ?" 

It has been universally held in this country, wherever freemen 
live, that no forfeiture of an office nor vacancy therein can be ju- 
dicially declared, until the accused has had a trial and sufficient 
cause is established. Hoke v. Henderson, 15 N. C, 1; People z^. 



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Heaton, 77 N. C, 18; Yann v. Pipkin, 77 N. C, 408; State v. 
Norman, 82 N. C, 687. 

' ' The terra ' law of the la.nd ' does not mean merely an act of 
the General Assembly. If it did every restriction upon the legis- 
lative authority would be at once abrogated." Hoke v. Hender- 
son, supra. 

Suppose the General Assembly at its next meeting shall ex- 
amine the Governor's report and, finding no sufficient cause, shall 
adjudge that defendant was not duly suspended, and that he has 
not forfeited his office, and the plaintiff shall refuse to surrender 
his possession of the office ; what then ? With these conflicting 
decisions, to what tribunal can the parties appeal for a finality ? 
Any legislative act that can lead to such a result must be a nul- 
hty. Any legislative sentence declaring a forfeiture of property 
is judicial in its nature and, when rendered without a hearing 
and trial, is in the nature of things void. The constitutionality 
of an act is determined by its effect, rather than the intent of the 
Legislature. Bank Tax Case, 2 Wallace, 200; Provident Insur- 
ance Company v. Massachusetts, 6 Wallace, 611. It may be com- 
petent, as I have said, to abolish an office, when the property 
therein is necesarily lost, but it is quite a different proposition to 
continue the office, discharging the officer at pleasure, and give 
his office to another. I am told that every office is accepted v/ith 
notice that the officer may be displaced or removed. That is not 
an express condition, but at most is only an implied condition, 
and it is equally implied that such removal, when personal and 
property rights have vested, can be made, only after cause estab- 
lished, by a Court having jurisdiction and by proceedings recog- 
nized by the general and fundamental rules of law and by judicial 
authorit}^. Conditions precedent rnay bar an entry, but a condi- 
tion subsequent, even if it be illegal or immoral, cannot divest an 
estate. A subsequent condition is not self executing, and when 
invoked for the purpose of convicting and declaring a forfeiture, 
it becomes effective only under the rule and the manner above 
stated. 

There is no allegation of incompetency, bad faith or mal-admin- 
istration against the defendant in the discharge of his duties in 
office. The matters preferred by the Governor in his suspending 
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and newspaper reports, are inserted in the complaint and sub- 
stantially constitute the complaint. The defendant specifically 
denies each material allegation. When brought before the Supe- 
rior Court under the form of a trial, the defendant demanded to 
hear the proof of the matters alleged, to confront his accusers, to 
cross-examine, to introduce his own evidence, and to have the 
issues determined by a jury of his peers. These requests were all 
refused by the Court, and judgment was pronounced, declaring 
that defendant had been duly suspended from his office, and or- 
dering his ouster therefrom. This Court is now appealed to, to 
affirm said judgment and approve the procedure below in this case. 
Without exhausting the argument, my excuse for tediousness 
is the importance of this question. I think the plaintiff's conten- 
tion is injurious, subversive and contrary to the organic law of 
our system of government, and that it is unreasonable and un- 
just, and that the decisions of any Court in any State, disregard- 
ing these principles, must soon fall under the condemnation of 
the legal mind in this country. 



State ex rel. L. C. CALDWELL v. J. W. WILSON. 

Practice — Motion to Recall Execution Issued from this Court — 
Motion to Set Aside Writ of Supersedeas Issued by Supreme 
Court of United States. 

1. This Court has no power to set aside or to pass upon the regularity of a writ of 

supersedeas issued by the Supreme Court of the United States. 

2. In an action in the nature of quo warranto to try the title of an oflSce to which 

the relator had been appointed and had qualified, the judgment of this Court 
in his favor immediately upon its being filed, and ex propria vigore, placed 
the relator in possession of the office with the right to exercise its duties and 
draw the salary attached thereto from the time of his appointment, and no 
process of this Court was necessary for that purpose. 

3. In such case, the judgment of this Court, having taken effect immediately, is 

not superseded by a writ of error from the United States Supreme Court, 
whether regular or irregular. 

4. Though an execution issued from this Court was unnecessary to give effect to 

such judgment by placing the relator in possession of the office, it will not 
be recalled on motion of the defendant. 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. LXI 

The opinion and judgment in the case of Caldw^ell v. Wilson 
(ante) were handed down on December 23, 1897, at 4.30 p. m. 
and at 5.30 p. m. on December 23, the plaintiff, through his coun- 
sel, William H. Day, obtained a writ of execution, directed to the 
Sheriff of Wake county in the following words : 

The State of North Carolina. 

To THE Sheriff of Wake County — Greeting : 

Whereas, in the above entitled cause it was adjudged at this 
term, that the defendant wrongfully withholds possession of the 
office of Eailroad Commissioner from the plaintiff relator, and 
that plaintiff relator is entitled to the possession of the same, 
these are therefore to command you forthwith to put the relator 
in possession of the rooms occupied as offices of the Railroad Com- 
missioners, in the Agricultural building on Edenton Street, and 
known as the Eailroad Commission offices, together with all prop- 
erty, papers and effects appertaining or belonging to said offices, 
and to oust the defendant from said office and to induct the plain- 
tiff's relator into the same, and you shall make due return thereof 
on the first day of the next term of this Court.'' 

At 7.10 p. m., Decfmber 23, the defendant filed writ of error 
and bond, etc, to Supreme Court of the United States, with 
copies of the writ for the State of North Carolina, and for relator. 

Upon the opening of the Court, on December 24, the following 
proceedings were had : 

The plaintiff, through his counsel, William H. Day, moved 
(orally) in open Court to set aside the supersedeas proceedings or 
adjudge them irregular. And the counsel for the defendant sub- 
mitted the following: motion : 



'O 



To THE Honorable, the Supreme Court of North Carolina : 

The defendant respectfully shows to the Court that the judg- 
ment herein was rendered in the afternoon of Thursday, Decem- 
ber 23, 1897; that execution thereon was issued by the Clerk of 
this Court to the Sheriff of Wake County about 5.30 p. m. on the 
same day, but has not been executed; that the defendant's coun- 
sel sued out a writ of error to the Supreme Court of the United 



LXII REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

States, which was duly issued by the Clerk of the United States 
Circuit Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and was 
allowed by the Chief Justice of this Court on the same day ; that 
the defendant also gave a good and sufficient bond in a penal sum 
fixed by his Honor, tne Chief Justice, conditioned as a superse- 
deas bond, who duly approved said bond and signed the citation ; 
that at 7.10 o'clock p. m. the defendant's counsel filed said writ 
of error and bond in the Clerk's office of this Court, and at the 
same time lodged therein a copy of said writ of error for the State 
of North Carolina, and a copy for L. C. Caldwell. The defend- 
ant submits to the Court that the judgment of the Court is super- 
seded, and he respectfully asks that the said execution be recalled. 

E. 0. Burton, 
Spier Whitaker, 

For Defendant. 
This 24th December, 1897. 

On the same day, December 24, the following opinion was 
handed down: 

Clark, J. : This is a motion by defendant to recall the execu- 
tion which issued to put the relator in possession of the furniture, 
rooms and other tangible property belonging to the Railroad Com- 
mission. The relator moved to set aside the supersedeas proceed- 
ings or adjudge them irregular. We are of opinion that we have 
no power to rset aside the writ of error or pass upon the regularity 
thereof. We are also of opinion that the judgment of this Court 
ex proprio vigore placed the relator in possession of the office at 
the time the judgment was filed. He having already qualified, 
no process was necessary for that purpose. He is in full posses- 
sion of the same and entitled to exercise its duties and draw the 
salary thereto attached, from the date of his appointment. The 
judgment took effect immediately upon being filed, and is not su- 
perseded by the subsequent writ of error, regular or irregular. 
Foster v. Kansas, 112 U. S., 201. The relator being in office by 
virtue of the judgment of this Court, any attempt by the defend- 
ant to exercise its functions, or to interfere with the full and free 
exercise thereof by the relator, and any attempt by ay one else to 
interfere by alleged legal process or otherwise, unless and until 



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RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. LXIII 

the Supreme Court of the United States shall reverse the judg- 
ment of this Court, will be a contempt of this Court. We dechne 
to make any order recalliog the execution. 
Both motions refused. 



NOTICE TO HON. S. OTHO WILSON. 

State of North Carolina, 
Executive Department, 
Ealeigh, August 24-, 1897. 

To S. Otho Wilson, Member of the 

Railroad Commission of North Carolina. 

Sir: By section first of the Railroad Commission Act, ratified 
the fifth day of March, 1891, it is made the duty of the Governor 
to suspend from the office any Railroad Commissioner who shall 
be holder of " any stock or bond of any railroad company; or be 
the agent or employee of any such company ; or have any interest 
in any way in such company ; or in case any one of them shall 
become disqualified to act." It is alleged that a certain hotel 
property, known as Round Knob, is jointly owned by Major J. 
W. Wilson and Col. A. B. Andrews ; said Wilson being one of the 
Railroad Commissioners, and said Andrews being the First Vice- 
President of the Southern Railroad Company, and its active and 
general political manager for this State ; that this property is of 
little or no value, except for the hotel, and worthless as a hotel 
except as a railroad eating-house when so designated and patron- 
ized by the Southern Railroad Company ; that this hotel has been 
closed for several years, and has been producing no income for its 
owners; that you, either in your own name or that of your 
mother, entered into an agreement with Messrs. Wilson and An- 
drews for a lease of this property for the purpose of establishing 
a railroad eating-house, and upon obtaining such agreement, you 
moved into the hotel in the month of May or June of this year, 
and have been continuously since operating the property for your 
own pecuniary profit under said agreement ; that previous to your 
rental or lease of this property the railroad company maintained 



LXIV REPOBT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

an eating-house at Hickory and another at Asheville, for the ac- 
commodation of their various passenger trains going both west 
and east ; that promptly upon your opening your hotel at Eound 
Knob these eating-houses were discontinued, and both the west- 
ern and eastern trains have been and still are stopped at your 
hotel for meals, in pursuance of an understanding or agreement 
or contract between you of the one part and Messrs. Andrews and 
Wilson and the Southern Eailroad Company of the other part. 

These allegations have been made to me by many persons, and 
I think publication of them has been made in the public press. If 
they or the material substance of them be true — as to which I am 
expressing no opinion — then the questions to be determined are 
as follows : 

First. Have you not become an agent or an employee of said 
railroad company in violation of law ? 

Second. Have you acquired any interest in any way in such 
company in violation of law ? 

Third. Have you become disqualified to act as a fair and im- 
partial Judge or Commissioner ? 

Under the law the Governor not only has a right, but is re- 
quired to suspend a Railroad Commissioner who commits a breach 
of the statute which has been cited, and this he may do, as in 
other cases of executive removals, without notice to the party 
interested; but I shall not pass judgment or decide this matter 
untill you have a full opportunity to be heard by way of denial 
or explanation or justification or other defence. You will, there- 
fore, please show cause in writing on or before Wednesday, the 
first day of September, 1897, at the Executive office in Ealeigh, 
why you should not be suspended from your said office and a re- 
port thereof made to the next General Assembly according to law. 
On the return day of this notice you will please make answer and 
proofs in writing and be there in person, or by counsel, at your 
election. 

Daniel L. Russell, 
Governor of North Carolina. 

And on the 1st day of September, 1897, the defendant sent to 
the Governor aforesaid the following reply to the said communi- 
cation : 



railroad commissioners. ' lxv 

Raleigh, N. C, September 1, 1897. 

Hon. Daniel L. Russell, 

Governor of North Carolina. 

Sir: Replying to your notice of the 24th of August, to show 
cause why I should not be suspended from the exercise of the du- 
ties of my office as Railroad Commissioner, I have this to say : 

I have no interest in any way in the Southern Railway Com- 
pany, or any other company or corporation over which the Rail- 
road Commission has jurisdiction. 

I am not in any way interested in the eating-house at Round 
Knob. I rented the house for my mother — the rent she pays 
being repairs to the house for the first year, with an option to rent 
for five years at $250 per year. I have paid my board for myself 
and family, and have not and am not to receive one cent from 
the profits of the house. When at home I have rendered my 
mother such service as I could in managing the house, and the 
same services have been performed by other members of the 
family. 

The arrangements to have the trains stop at Round Knob for 
dinner was made by the railroad authorities upon their own 
motion, and is determinable by the Southern Railway Company 
at any time. 

I have been owing my mother several hundred dollars borrowed 
money for several years, and I have purchased furniture and sup- 
plies for the Round Knob house, and charged same to her in part 
payment of my debt. 

I have no knowledge of the discontinuance of dinner-houses at 
Asheville and Hickory. They were not closed in consequence of 
an agreement with my mother to make Round Knob a dinner- 
house. 

That a month before the notice of the Governor was received 
this afiiant had seen Messrs. Wynne & Ellington, of this city, 
relative to renting a house for the purpose of bringing his family 
back to Raleigh. That since that time and before the notice of 
the Governor was received, the contract of renting was completed, 
and the affiant and family are now living therein. 



LXVI REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

That affiant and family went to Bound Knob for the summer 
because his wife had been in bad health and the family physician 
advised this change for the benefit of Mrs. Wilson. 

Wherefore I say: 

First. That I have not become agent or an employee of the 
Southern Eailway Company. 

Second. That I have not acquired any interest in any way in 
the Southern Eailway Company. 

Third. Not having any interest in any way in the Southern 
Eailway Company, or any other company or corporation over 
which the Eailroad Commission has jurisdiction, and I have not 
become disqualified to act as a fair and impartial Judge or Com- 
missioner. 

In support hereof I submit the statements of my mother, Mrs. 
Mary J. Wilson, Col. A. B. Andrews, Major J. W. Wilson, Messrs. 
Wynne & Ellington, and Dr. A. W. Goodwin. 

And in addition to this sworn statement of facts, I respectfully 
refer to my record as Commissioner as proof conclusive that I am 
not, and have not been, influenced by any railway company, or 
any other company or corporation over which the Eailroad Com- 
mission has jurisdiction. 

I suppose that in due course of law, after reading the absolute 
and unqualified denials of this answer, supported and corrobo- 
rated by the affidavits herewith filed, fiat the unsupported char- 
ges against me of a partisan press and malicious meddlers, will be 
immediately dismissed as without foundation and wilfully and 
maliciously false. If I am mistaken in the view of your decision, 
then I demand to confront my accusers and cross-examine the 
witnesses against me. 

Very respectfully, S. Otho Wilson. 

State of North Carolina — McDowell County. 

To whom it may concern: 

I see it stated that S. Otho Wilson, my son, a Eailroad Commis- 
sioner for North Carolina, is charged with being an agent and 
employee of the Southern Eailway Company, in that he is the 
lessee of the Eound Knob Hotel on said Southern Eailway. 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. LXVII 

I am a widow and have only one son. I have, while able, earned 
my own livelihood, and have been engaged in keeping hotels for 
the past thirty years, though not continuously. 

I am the sole lessee of the Round Knob Hotel property, the 
same being rented from Major James W. Wilson, of Burke county. 

My son, S. Otho Wilson, and his family have been guests of 
my hotel from May 1 to August 23, 1897, and have paid their 
board. My son has, while here, aided me in every way he could, 
by managing any affairs for us that he could. He has bought 
supplies, furniture, etc., and has paid for same out of receipts, in 
part, but largely with money he paid of his own, the same being 
a credit on notes held by me against him, which he owed me for 
money loaned him. 

I hope he will never be so undutif al a son as not to look after 
the interests of a widowed mother. 

(Signed) M. J. Wilson. 

August 81, 1897. 

A. W. Goodwin, M. D., being duly sworn, deposeth and says: 

First. That his occupation is that of a practicing physician and 
a member of the Ealeigh Academy of Medicine, residing in the 
city of Raleigh, N. C. 

Second. That he is a regular phjfsician in attendance upon the 
family of S. Otho Wilson. 

Third. That the health of the v/ife of S. Otho Wilson has been 
feeble for the past twelve months. 

Fourth. Owing to the condition of her health, I advised her re- 
moval to the mountains of North Carolina for the summer, which 
advice was followed. 

Fifth. That I have been attending Mrs. Wilson recently, and 
that upon my advice (she intending to move to Raleigh about 
September 1) Mr. Wilson removed his family back there for the 
past week. 

(Signed) A. W. Goodwin, M. D. 

D. H. Young, C. S. C. 

September 1, 1897. 



LXVIII REPORT OP NORTH CAROLINA 

Ealeigh, N. C, August 31, 189T. 
To whom it may concern: 

On J^ly ^6, 1897, S. Otho Wilson applied to us for the rent of 
a house in West Ealeigh, N. C, and we did not at the time have 
one, but he understood that we would have one soon near the col- 
lege, and after several calls on us we rented him the house in 
W est Ealeigh, near the A. and M. College, which he now occupies. 
Yours truly, 
(Signed) Wynne, Ellington & Co., 

Insurance and Real Estate Agents. 

A. B. Andrews, being duly sworn, says : 

That he is a citizen of Ealeigh, N. C, and First Vice-President 
of the Southern Eailway Company; that he owns one-fifth in- 
terest in the Eound Knob Hotel property and the ten acres on 
which it is located, and that Major J„ W. Wilson did own the 
other three-fourths; that the lease for the same to Mrs. M. J. 
Wilson, and affiant had no connection whatever with it, and did 
not knov/ of it until after the contract was completed ; that the 
arrangements for the passenger trains to stop at Eound Knob was 
made because there was dissatisfaction with the dinner-house at 
Asheville, and the company was considering the propriety of 
building an eating-house somewhere on the line between Ashe- 
ville and Old Fort. An additional reason for re-establishing the 
dinner-house at Eound Knob (where it has been for most of the 
time for twelve years or more) was that, according to the sched- 
ule, it was more convenient for the passengers on both trains. 
The train from Salisbury arrived at Eound Knob at 12.50 and the 
train from Asheville at 12.55 p. m, ; that so far as this affiant 
knows, Mr. S. Otho Wilson has no connection with the hotel, 
and had nothing whatever to do with the lease of the hotel to his 
mother (who, as affiant knows, has long been engaged in keeping 
a boarding-house and hotel) or with the arrangements by which 
the trains stop there for dinner; that Mr. S. Otho Wilson has no 
interest, legal, financial or otherwise, in the Southern Eailway, or 
that he had any before or since he was elected one of tne Eail- 
road Commissioners, so far as the affiant has any knowledge or 
iniormation. The same is true of Major Wilson. 

(Signed) A. B. Andeews. 



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RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. LXIX 

Sworn and subscribed to before me, this 30th day of August, 

1897. 

(Signed) D. H. Younci, C. S. C. 

And on the 23d day of September, 1897, the said Governor of 
North Carohna issued and sent to the defendant the following 
communication and order: 

Executive Department, 
Ealeigh, N. C, September 23, 1897. 

To S. Otho Wilson, Railroad Coinmtssioner. 

Sir : Take notice that, after due investigation and considera- 
tion, I am convinced that you have violated the Railroad Com- 
mission law in some of the particulars mentioned in my letter to 
you August 24, 1897, and that you have not only violated said 
Act in the specifications set out in said Act, but that you have 
otherwise, within the meaning and intent and words of said Act, 
^' become disqualified to act." 

Now, therefore, in obedience to the duty imposed upon me by 
said Act of Assembly, I do hereby suspend you from the office of 
Railroad Commissioner — such suspension to continue until the 
question of your removal or restoration shall be determined ' ' by 
a majority of the General Assembly, in joint session." 

The fact of your suspension, together with the reasons therefor, 
and the evidence, documents and information connected there- 
with, will be reported to the next General Assembly. 

You will further take notice, that under and by virtue of the 
powers conferred and the duties imposed by the law upon the 
Chief Executive, I have appointed John H. Pearson, Esq., of the 
county of Burke, to fill the vacancy created by your suspension. 

Inasmuch as you are understood to deny the power of the Ex- 
ecutive to suspend you from office, as provided by the Statute, I 
have requested Mr. Pearson to make demand on you for the pos- 
session of the office, and upon your refusal, to bring action there- 
for, to the end that the title to the office may be judicially deter- 
mined. 

D. L. Russell, Governor. 



LXX REPORT OP NORTH CAROLINA 

To which he received the following reply : 

To Dan'l L. Russell, Governor. 

Sir: Yours of the 23d received and noted. 

S. Otho Wilson, 
Railroad Commissioner. 

North Carolina, Executive Department, 

Office of the Attorney General^ 
Raleigh, N. C, September 30, 1897. 

State on relation of John H. Pearson, 

V. 

S. Otho Wilson. 

Application having been made to me by John H. Pearson for 
leave to bring an action in the name of the State upon the rela- 
tion of the said John H. Pearson v. S. Otho Wilson, in the Supe- 
rior Court of AYake county, to try the title to the office of Rail- 
road Commissioner of North Carolina, and satisfactory security 
having been tendered me under Section 608 of The Code to in- 
demnify the State against all costs and expenses which may ac- 
crue in consequence of the bringing of such action — 

Leave is hereby granted to the said applicant to bring the said 
action in the name of the State upon the relation of the said appli- 
cant against the said S. Otho Wilson. 

Zeb. V. Walser, 
Attorney -General. 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. LXXI 



COMPLAINT. 



North Carolina — Wake County. 

Superior Court — October Term, 1897. 

The State of North Carolina by Zebulon V. Walser, Attor- 
ney-General, on the relation of John H. Pearson, Railroad 

Commissioner. 

vs. 

S. Otho Wilso??. 

The plaintiff compl?dns and alleges : 

1. That the plaintiff's relator is a citizen and tax-payer of the 
county of Burke, in the State of North Carolina. 

2. That the defendant, on and before the 23d day of Septem- 
ber, 1897, was a Railroad Commissioner, elected by the General 
Assembly of North Carolina, at its session of 189(3, for the term 
of six years from the , 1896. 

3. That as the relator is informed and believes, on the 24th day 
of August, 1897, his Excellency, Daniel L. Russell, Governor of 
North Carolina, addressed and sent to the defendant a communi- 
cation in the following words: (See page lxiv). 

4. And, therefore, the relator avers and so charges, on informa- 
tion and belief, that on the 23d day of September, 1897, his Ex- 
cellency, Daniel L. Russell, Governor of North Carolina, in pur- 
suance of the power and authority vested in him by Section 1 of 
Chapter 320 of the Laws of the State of North Carolina, passed 
by the General Assembly at its session of 1891, ratified the 5 th 
day of March, 1891, and in execution of the duty involved upon 
him, by the said act, suspeaded the said S. Otho Wilson from the 
said office of Railroad Commissioner. And on said 23d day of 
September, 1897, the said Governor of North Carolina appointed 
the plaintiff's relator, John H. Pearson, a Railroad Commissioner, 
to fill the vacancy caused by the suspension of the said S. Otho 
Wilson from said office, from the said 23d day of September, 1897, 
to continue until the next General Assembly shall determine the 
question of the removal of the said S. Otho Wilson, or until his 
successor shall be elected and qualified according to law. 



LXXII REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

5. That the plaintiff's relator has duly qualified as Railroad 
Commissioner, as aforesaid, by taking the oaths prescribed by law. 

6. That the plaintiff's relator, since his appointment and quali- 
fication as aforesaid, and before the commencement of this action, 
demanded of the said S, Otho Wilson that he, the said S. Otho 
Wilson, should vacate the said office of Eailroad Commissioner, 
and surrender the same to the relator, and the said S. Otho Wil- 
son refused to vacate and surrender the said office to the relator. 

7. That the defendant, notwithstanding his suspension from 
the office of Railroad Commissioner by the Governor of North 
Carolina, as hereinbefore sta^ted. refused to vacate the same, and 
does now unlawfully usurp, intrude into, hold and exercise the 
said office of Railroad Commissioner, and does prevent and hinder 
the relator from performing the duties of said office. 

8. That the said office of Railroad Commissioner is an office of 
trust and profit under the laws of North Carolina. 

9. That this action is brought by leave of tho Attorney General 
of said State. 

Wherefore, plaintiff demands judgment: 

1. That the defendant has been suspended from his office of 
Railroad Commissioner according to law. 

2. That the defendant be adjudged guilty of unlawfully hold- 
ing and exercising said office, and that he be fined 12,000, pursu- 
ant to the statute. 

3. That the relator has been duly appointed to fill the vacancy 
caused by the suspension of the defendant, and is entitled to hold 
and exercise the said office. 

4. That the defendant be ousted from and the relator inducted 
into said office. 

5. For such other and further relief in the premises as may be 
right. And for the costs of this action. 

MacRae & Day, 
Attorneys for Plaintiff^ s Relator. 

North Carolina — Burke County. 

John H. Pearson, being duly sworn before me, says : That he 
is the relator herein ; that the facts set forth in the foregoing 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. LXXIII 

complaint are true, except as to those matters which are stated 
upon information; and as to them he beheves it to be true. 

John H. Pearson. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 1st day of October, 
1897. 

M. Silver, Notary Public. 



ANSWEE. 



North Carolina — Wake County. 

Superior Court — October Term, 1897. 

The State of North Carolina by Zeb. V. Walser, Attorney- 
Greneral, on the relation of John H, Pearson. 

vs. 
S. Otho Wilson. 

The defendant, answering the complaint of the plaintiff, says : 

1. That he admits to be true the facts alleged in the first sec- 
tion thereof. 

2. That the allegations made in the second section are true, ex- 
cept that the defendant was elected Railroad Commissioner by 
the General Assembly, at its session of 1895 for the term of six 
years, from the 1st of April, 1895, to the 1st of April, 1901. 

3. That section 3 of the complaint is admitted. 

4. That section 4 of the complaint is denied. But defendant 
admits that the Governor undertook, or attempted to suspend or 
remove the defendant from his said office of Railroad Commis- 
sioner, and designated the plaintiff's relator, John H. Pearson, to 
fill the vacancy which he had attempted to create. 

5. That the allegations made in section 5 of the plaintiff's com- 
plaint are not true. He admits that said Pearson has taken the 
oath prescribed by law for Railroad Commissioner. 

6. That defendant admits section 6 of the complaint, except 
that he does not admit the appointment and qualification of said 
Pearson any further than he has hereinbefore admitted the same. 



LXXIV REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

7. That he denies section 7 of the complaint, but he admits 
that he refuses to vacate his office of Eailroad Commissioner and 
to surrender the same to the relator. The defendant is advised 
that his suspension was illegal, and that he is still entitled to dis- 
charge the duties of his office. 

8. That the facts alleged in sections 8 and 9 of plaintiff's com- 
plaint he admits to be true. 

9. That the General Assembly of North Carolina, at its session 
of 1891, under the authority of the Constitution of the State, 
Article 4, Sections 2, 12 and 30 passed an act constituting a Rail- 
road Commission, with the powers of a court, which was ratified 
the 5tli of March, 1891, and under said act defendant was elected 
a member thereof at the session of 1895 for the term of six years, 
and on the 9th March, 1891, the General Assembly of North Car- 
olina passed an act declaring ' ' that the Eailroad Commission 
eleced at this session of the General Assembly, and their succes- 
sors in office, be and they are hereby created and constituted a 
Court of Record, inferior to the Supreme Court, and shall be 
known as the Board of Railroad Commissioners, and as such, 
shall have all the powers and jurisdiction of a court of general 
jurisdiction as to all subjects embraced in the act creating such 
Railroad Commission. 

10. That the Act, ratified March 5th, 1891, in Section 1 thereof, 
provides: " That said Commissioners shall not jointly or sever- 
ally, or in any way, be the holder of any stock or bonds, or the 
a,gent or attorney or employee of any such company, or have any 
interest in any way in such company, and shall so continue dur- 
ing the term of his office ; and in case any Commissioner shall, as 
distributee or legatee, or in any other way, have or become enti- 
tled to any stock or bonds, or interest therein, of any such com- 
pany, he shall at once dispose of the same ; and in case any Com- 
missioner shall fail in this, or in any case any one of them shall 
become disqualified to act, then it shall be the duty of the Gover- 
nor to suspend him from office, and to report the fact of his sus- 
pension, together with the reason therefor, to the next General 
Assembly ; and the question of his removal from office shall be 
determined by a majority of the General Assembly in joint ses- 
sion. In any case of suspension the Governor shall fill the va- 
cancy, and if the General Assembly shall determine that the Com- 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. LXXV 

missioner suspended shall be removed, then the appohitee of the 
Governor shall hold until his successor is elected and qualified, as 
hereinbefore provided ; but if the General Assembly shall deter- 
mine that the suspended Com aiissioner shall not be removed from 
his office, then the effect shall be to reinstate him in said office. 
The person discharging the duties of said office shall be entitled 
to the salary for the time he is so engaged, but a Commissioner 
who is suspended shall be allowed the salary during his suspen- 
sion, in case he should be reinstated by the next General Assem- 
bly : Provided, that no person is eligible as such Commissioner 
who shall have been an attorney of such company within twelve 
months next preceding his election to such office." But the de- 
fendant avers, being so advised, that said provisions are unconsti- 
tutional and void. 

11. That as appears by the complaint, the said Daniel L. Rus- 
sell, Governor, preferred the charges contained in his communi- 
cation of August 24th, 189T, which is set out in section three of 
complaint. The defendant appeared before the said Governor at 
the day fixed and filed a written denial of said charges with affi- 
davits in confirmation of said answer, as appears from section 
three of said complaint. And, thereupon, the defendant demanded 
of the said Governor that the evidence against him be produced, 
and that he have an opportunity to confront his accusers and 
cross-examine the witnesses. This was refused, the Governor 
stating that he had no power to subpoena witnesses. 

12. That notwithstanding the denials of the defendant, and the 
affidavits in support thereof, the said Governor, without evidence 
and without a trial, undertook to find generally that the defend- 
ant had violated the Railroad Commission law, in some of the par- 
ticulars mentioned in his letter of August 24th, 1897, and that 
defendant had not only violated the said act in the specifications 
set out in said act?, but that he had otherwise, -within the mean- 
ing and intent and words of said act, become disqualified to act. 
Thereupon, the said Governor, v/ithout a more specific finding, 
undertook to suspend the defendant and deprive him of his said 
office. ;^^ 

13. That this defendant denies that he leased the Round Knob 
Hotel, or had or has any interest therein ; he further denies that 
be ever operated said property for his own pecuniary profit, and 



LXXVI REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

that the trains of the Southern Eailway are stopped there for 
meals in pursuance of any understanding, agreement or contract 
with him. 

14. The defendant denies that he is or has been an agent or 
employee of the Southern Railway Company in violation of law. 

15. The defendant denies that he has acquired any interest in 
any way in the Southern Railway Company in violation of law. 

16. The defeu'iant denies that he has become disqualified to act 
as a fair and impartial Judge or Commissioner, or that he has in 
any way become disqualified to act. 

IT. That under the laws of North Carolina the defendant has a 
property in his office, and he demands to have the charges pre- 
ferred against him tried by a jury in this action. 

.18. That by the Constitution of the State of North Carolina, 
Article 6, Sections 1, 2 and 3, it is provided that every male per- 
son born in the United States, and every male person who has 
been naturalized, twenty-one years old or upward, who shall have 
resided in the State twelve months next preceding the election, 
and ninety days in the county in which he offers to vote, shall be 
deemed an elector and eligible to office, except all persons who 
shall deny the being of Almighty God, and all persons who shall 
have been convicted of treason, perjury or of any other infamous 
crime since becoming a citizen of the United States, or of corrup- 
tion or malpractice in office, unless such person shall have been 
legally restored to the rights of citizenship. 

19. That this defendant is in every way qualified to hold office 
under the requirements aforesaid. 

20. That the defendant is advised and so avers, that any pro- 
vision of the Railroad Commission Act, Chapter 320, of the Acts 
of the General Assembly of North Carolina, passed at the session 
of 1891, which prescribes other and different qualifications for the 
office of Railroad Commissioner than those laid down by the said 
provisions of the Constitution, are unconstitutional and void. 

21. That the Board of Railroad Commissioners is a court of 
record, and the Commissioners are Judges, under and by virtue 
of Article 4, Section 12, of the Constitution of the State, by 
which it is provided : ' ' The General Assembly shall have no power 
to deprive the Judicial Department of any power or jurisdiction 
which rightfully pertains to it as a co-ordinate department of the 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. LXXVII 

government, but the General Assembly shall allot and distribute 
that portion of this power and jurisdiction, which does not per- 
tain to the Supreme Court, among other courts prescribed in this 
Constitution, or which may be established by law in such a man- 
ner as it may be deemed best, provide also a proper system of 
appeals, and regulate by law, when necessary, the method of pro- 
ceeding, in the exercise of their powers, of all the coarts below 
the Supreme Court, so far as the same may be done without con- 
flict with other provisions of this Constitution." 

22. That by Article 4, Section 130. of the State Constitution, 
it is further provided: '^ In case the General Assembly shall es- 
tablish other Courts inferior to the Supreme Court, the presiding 
officers and clerks thereof shall be elected in such a manner as 
the General Assembly may, from time to time, prescribe, and 
they shall hold their offices for a term not exceeding eight years. ' ' 

23. That by Article 4, Section 31, of the State Constitution, it 
is furthei provided: "Any Judge of the Supreme Court, or of 
the Superior Court, and the presiding officers of such Courts in- 
ferior to the Supreme Court as may be established by law, may 
be removed from office for mental or physical inability upon a 
concurrent resolution of two-thirds of both houses of the General 
Assembly. The Judge or presiding officer against whom the Gen- 
eral Assembly may be about to proceed, shall receive notice 
thereof, accompanied by a copy of the causes alleged for his re- 
moval at least twenty days before the day on which either house 
of the General Assembly shall act thereon." 

24. That the alleged causes of removal, set up by the Governor, 
are such as to apply to no other Judges or presiding officers of 
Courts in the State, and -the Governor has no power to remove or 
suspend any other Judge or presiding officer of Courts, or any 
other officer not appointed by him. Wherefore, the defendant 
says that the statute and the said action of the Governor deprive 
him of the equal protection of the laws, and are in violation of the 
Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, 
and this defendant expressly claims the protection of said Amend- 
ment. 

25. That, as appears by section 3 of the complaint, the Gover- 
nor cited this defendant before him to ansv/er the charges pre- 
ferred against him ; this defendant fully answered and generally 



LXXVIII REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

and specically denied the charges. Thereupon the defendant 
demanded to be confronted with his accusers, and to hear and 
cross-examine the witnesses against him. This was refused, no 
evidence was produced, and thereafter the Governor made his de- 
cision by which he attempted to suspend or remove the defend- 
ant till the meeting of the Greneral Assembly, early in January, 
1899. The defendant submits that this action was without a hear- 
ing and without evidence to support it, without any trial and 
without any right of appeal ; wherefore, he says, that the action 
was without due process of law and in direct conflict with the 
Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, 
and the defendant expressly claims the protection of said Amend- 
ment. 

26. That the defendant submits to the Court whether, by the 
action of the Governor aforesaid, the privileges and immunities 
of defendant as a citizen of the United States have been abridged, 
in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of 
the United States, and he expressly claims the protection of said 
Amendment. 

27. That the defendant is advised that the General Assembly 
had no power to confer upon the Governor the right of removal 
or suspension, nor to confer upon itself the power thereafter to 
pass upon the question of removal or restoration, nor to add to 
the qualifications for holding office. And the defendant further 
submits that the matters and things charged against him, and 
which he fully denies, do not come within the provisions of the 
act of the General Assembly, and do not warrant the action of 
the Governor. 

28. The defendant submits, being so advised, that the action of 
the Governor was illegal and void and the defendant is entitled 
to continue in the exercise of the duties of his office. 

Wherefore, the defendant prays judgment that he go without 
day and recover of the plaintiff his costs of action. 

Spier Whitaker, 
J. C. L. Harris, 
R. 0. Burton, 
Attorneys for Defendant. 



railroad commissioneks. lxxix. 

Wake County: 

S. Otho Wilson, being duly sworn, says that the foregoing an- 
swer is true of his own know^ledge, except as to those matters 
stated on information and belief, and as to those matters, he be- 
lieves it to be true. 

S. OiHo Wilson. 
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 15th day of October, 
1897. 

D. H. Young, C. S. C. 



JUDGMEIsT. 

North Carolina — Wake County. 

Superior Court, October Term, 1897. 

The State of North Carolina by Zebulon V. Walser, Attor- 
ney-General, on the relation of John H. Pearson, Railroad 
Commissioner, 

vs. 
S. Otho Wilson. 

' This cause, coming on for hearing, the plaintiff's attorneys. 
Messrs. MacEae &■ Day and A. C. Avery, moved for judgment 
on the complaint and answer. Thereupon, it is ordered, adjudged 
and decreed : 

First. That the defendant has been lawfully suspended from 
his office of Railroad Commissioner. 

Second. That the relator, John H. Pearson, has been duly ap- 
pointed to fill the vacancy caused by the suspension of the defend- 
ant. 

Third. That the defendant be ousted from and the relator be 
inducted into said office of Railroad Commissioner. 

Fourth. That plaintiff recover the costs of this action, to be 
taxed by the Clerk. 

W. S. O'B. Robinson, 

Judge Presiding. 



LXXX REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Eule for new trial for errors alleged. Kule discharged. Ex- 
'^eptions by defendant. Judgment. 

Appeal by S. Otho Wilson to Supreme Court. Notice of appeal 
accepted. Appeal bond fixed at |25. Supersedeas bond fixed at 

$100. 



Wake County — In the Superior Court. 

State of North Carolina, by Z. V. Walser, Attorney General 

on the relation of John H. Pearson, Plaintiff, 

Against 

S. Otho WIlson, Defendant. 

Whereas, on the 2d day of November, 1897, judgment was ren- 
dered in favor of the plaintiff and against the defendant in this 
action ; 

And, whereas, the appellant intends to appeal from said judg- 
ment to the Supreme Court: 

Now, therefore, we, S. Otho Wilson, of the county of Wake, 
and Joseph J. Rogers, anaertake, pursuant to the statute, that 
the said appellant shall pay all costs and damages that may be 
awarded against him on such appeal, not exceeding twenty-five 
dollars. 

S. Otho Wilson, 

This 13th day of Nov., 1897. Jos. J. Rogers. 

JUSTIFICATION OF SURETIES. 

Wake County — Sct. 

Joseph J. Rogers, above named, being duly sworn, says : That 
he is a resident of the State of North Carolina, and worth double 
the sum specified in the above undertaking, over all his debts and 
liabilities, and exclusive of property exempt from execution. 

Jos. J. Rogers. 

Sworn and subscribed before me, this 13th day of November, 
1897. D. H. Young, C. S. C. 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. LXXXI 



STATEMENT OF CASE ON APPEAL. 

North Carolina — Wake County. 

Superior Courts October Term,, 1897. 

State of North Carolina, by Zeb. V. Walser, Attorney- Gen- 
eral, on relation of John H. Pearson. 
Against 
S. Otho Wilson. 

Action in the nature of quo warranto, tried at October Term, 
1897, of Wake Superior Court, before Eobinson, J. 

At the conclusion of the readings of the pleadings, the defend- 
ant tendered the following issues and demanded a trial by jury : 

1. Did the defendant lease the Round Knob Hotel ? 

2. Had or has he any interest therein ? 

3. Has the defendant ever operated said property for his own 
pecuniary profit ? 

4. Are the trains of^the Southern Railway stopped at said hotel 
for meals in pursuance of an understanding, agreement or con- 
tract with him. 

5. Is the defendant, or was he on the first of September, 1897, 
an agent or employee of the Southern Railway Company, in vio- 
lation of law ? 

6. Has the defendant acquired any interest in any way in the 
Southern Railway Company, in violation of law ? 

7. Has the defendant become disqualified to act as a fair or im- 
partial Judge or Commissioner, or has he in any way become 
disqualified to act ? 

8. Did the defei.'dant demand of the Grovernor that he be con- 
fronted with his accusers, and that he have an opportunity to 
hear and cross-examine the witnesses against him ? 

9. Was said demand refused ? 

10. Was any evidence produced ? 

Exception 1. — The Court declined to submit these issues, or 
any issues, and the defendant excepted. 

Exception 2. — Thereupon the plaintiff moved for judgment 



LXXXII REPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA 

upon the complaint and answer. Upon argument of this motion, 
the defendant, among other contentions, insisted that the statute, 
Laws of North CaroUna, session of 1891, Chapter 320, Section 1, 
and the action of the Governor set out in the pleadings, deprived 
him of the equal protection of the laws, and deprived him of his 
office without due process of law, as set out ui the answer, and 
therefore said statute and action were in violation of the Four- 
teenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and 
he expressly claimed the protection of said amendment. This 
contention vsras disallowed, and the defendant excepted. 

Exception 3. — The Court ruled that the plaintiff was entitled 
to judgment upon the pleadings, and the defendant excepted 

Exception 4. — Rule for a new trial for the foregoing alleged 
errors. Eule discharged. Defendant excepted. 

Exception 5. — Judgment as set out in the record. Defendant 
excepted, and appealed to the Supreme Court. 

Notice given and accepted in open Court. Appeal bond fixed 
at twenty-five dollars, and filed and approved. Supersedeas bond 
fixed at one hundred dollars, and filed and approved. 

Spirr Whitaker, 
J. C. L. Harris, 
R. p. Burton, 
Attorneys for Defendant. 



RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS LXXXIII 

DECISION OF SUPREME COURT. 

STATE ex rel. J. H. PEARSON v. S. OTHO WILSON. 
[For Syllabus see State ex rel. Caldwell v. Wilson {ante), page xxxii.] 

Action in nature of quo warranto to try the title to the office 
of Raikoad Commission, tried before Robinson, J., at October 
Term, 1897, of Wake Superior Court. From a judgment for the 
plaintiff the defendant appealed. 

Messrs. MacRae & Day and A. C. Avery ^ for plaintiff. 
Messrs. R. O. Burton, Spier Whitaker and J. C. L. Harris, 
for defendant (appellant). 

Douglas, J. : The facts in this case are substantially similar to 
those in Caldwell v. Wilson, and the questions of law are identi- 
cal. For the reasons given in that case, the judgment in this 
case, in the Court below, is affirmed, and judgment will be en- 
tered here that the relator Pearson is entitled to the office of Rail- 
road Commissioner now held by the defendant Wilson; that the 
defendant is not entitled thereto, and that he be ousted there- 
from, and that the relator Pearson be placed in the possession of 
said office, with all its records and appurtenances thereunto right- 
fully belonging. 

Affirmed. 



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STATEMENT B. Showing Railroads, Assessed Value, Apportioned to Counties and Towns in 

ProportioB to Mileage. 



I 



The following is a list of Railroads la Noith (^arolina, and valuation placed thereon for State. 
County and Municipal taxation for the year 1897, by the Board of Railroad Commissioners of 
North Carolina: 



Name of Road. 



Aberdeen and Rock Fish- 



Aberdeen and West End. 



Atlantic and Danville- 



Atlantic and North Carolina — 



Atlanta, Knoxville & Northern.. 



Caldwell and Northern 

Carolina and Northwestern. 



County. 



Moore 

Cumberland 



Moore 

Montgomery 
Randolph -- 



Caswell --. 
Person .._. 
Granville. 
Wayne ._. 

Lenoir 

Jones 

Craven ._. 
Carteret _- 



Cherokee 

Caldwell- 
Gaston __ 
Lincoln.. 
Catawba 

Burke 

Cald well- 



Town. 



Aberdeen- 



Aberdeen 
Ashboro . 
Candor ._. 

Troy 

Star 



Goldsboro 

LaGrange 

Kinston 

Newbern 

Newport 

Morehead City__ 



Murphy 



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Dallas 



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12.75 

.75 

23.25 

24.25 

15.50 

.50 

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.25 

1.00 

14.90 

5.30 

2.20 

11.70 

18.65 

3,61 

52.40 

17.23 

2,58 

1.24 

.91 

3.54 

1.06 

3.18 

13.90 

.50 

12,10 

20.18 

14.40 

12.61 

2.57 

15.81 

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$1,976 87 
1,976 87 
1,976 87 
2,509 36 
2,509 36 
2,509 36 
2,509 36 
2,509 36 
2,509 36 
2,509 36 
2,509 36 
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5,352 16 
5,352 16 
5,323 19 
5,323 J9 
5,323 19 
5,323 19 
5,323 19 
5,323 19 
5.323 19 
5,323 19 
5,323 19 
5,323 19 
5,323 19 
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3,079 85 
2,028 92 
2,994 72 
2,994 72 
2,994 72 
2,994 72 
2,994 72 
2,994 72 



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$25,205 15 

1,4^2 65 
58,342 74 
60,852 11 
38,895 15 

1,254 68 

1,882 02 

1,254 68 
627 34 

2,o09 36 
79,747 26 
28,366 51 
11,774 81 
62,281 40 
99,277 63 
19,216 74 
278,935 54 
91,718 69 
13,733 88 

6,600 75 

4,844 10 
18,844 09 

5,642 58 
16,927 73 
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60,433 55 
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37,763 46 

7,696 45 
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STATEMENT B.— Continued. 



Name of Road. 


County. 


Town. 


Dis- 
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Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 

Value. 


Carolina aad Northwestern 




Gastonia 


2.22 


$2,994 72 


$6,618 28 






Lincolnton 


1.15 


2,994 72 


3,443 92 








2.12 


2,994 72 


6,348 81 
3,923 08 






Maiden _ 


1.31 


2,994 72 






Hickory . 


.81 


2,994 72 


2,425 72 






Lenoir 


1.41 


2,991 72 


4,222 56 


Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley-- 


New Hanover 




10 37 


5 707 49 


59 186 69 


Pender . 




22.50 


5,707 49 


128,418 58 




Sampson 




41.03 


5.707 49 


234,178 34 






1J.81 


5,707 49 


255,752 68 








29.08 


5,707 49 


165,973 85 




Richmond __ 




10.42 


5.707 49 


59,472 08 




Harnett 




14.22 
14.68 


5,707 49 
5,707 49 


81,160 56 




Moore 




83,785 99 


. 


Chatham — 




31.64 


5,707 49 


180,584 98 




Randolph 




31 79 


5,707 49 


181,441 20 




Guilford 




46.69 


5,707 49 


266,482 80 




Rockingham 




10.89 


5,707 49 


62,154 59 




Forsyth 




11.20 


5,707 49 


63,923 92 




Stokes 




22.16 


5,707 49 


126,477 99 




Surry 




21.12 


5,707 49 


120,542 42 






Wilmington 


.15 


5,707 49 


856 12 




• 


Roxboro 


.73 


5,707 49 


4,166 47 






Fayetlevilie. 


7.c8 


5,707 49 


43,262 78 






Jonesboro 


1.22 


5,707 49 


6,963 14 






Sanford 


2.98 


5,707 49 


17,008 32 






Siler City 


1.41 


5,707 49 


8,047 56 






Greensboro 


6.21 


5,707 49 


35,443 51 






Germanton 


.50 


5,707 49 


2,853 74 






Pilot Mountain. 


1.58 


5,707 49 


9,017 84 






Mt. Airy 


2.65 


5,707 49 


15,124 85 






Hope Mills 


1.75 


5,707 49 


9,988 10 






Red Springs 


1.59 


5,707 49 


9,074 91 






Maxton 


1.6i 


5,707 49 


9,360 27 


* 






.82 


5,707 49 
5,707 49 


4,680 14 






Liberty 


1,70 


9.702 73 



ASSESSMENT OP RAILROAD PROPERTY. 



STATEMENT B.— Continued. 



Name of Road. 


County. 


Town. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 
Value. 


Carthage. ._ ^ 

Carthage & Western / 


Moore _. . _ 




21.60 
.50 


$2,355 55 
2,355 55 


$49,880 00 




Carthage 


1,.77 77 






Cameron 


.50 


2,355 55 


1,177 78 


Cashie & Chowan _ .. 


Bertie- 




29.00 


1,367 24 


40,650 00 


Danville, Mocksville & South 


Rockingham 




7.80 


2,653 84 


20,700 00 


western 










Durham «fe Charlotte 


Chatham 




5 30 


2 '-"SO 64 


12 087 41 








4.98 
3.50 
1.25 


2,':80 64 
4,175 71 
4,175 71 


11,357 50 


East Tennessee & Western North 


Mitchell — 




14,615 00 
5.2J9 62 


Carolina 




Elk Park 


Egypt , 


Chatham 




8 00 


3 810 00 


26 480 00 


Hendersonville& Brevard 






12.30 
9.60 


2,681 73 
2,681 73 


32,985 35 
25,741 65 




Transylv'nia 









Henderson ville - 


1.50 


2,681 7.^ 


. 4,02J 59 






Brevard 


.19 


26,81 73 


J, 311 01 


Moore Courty 






12.15 

.60 


1,725 09 
1,725 09' 


20,939 91 




Montgomery 




1,035 09 




Aberdeen 


.50 


1,725 09 


86.' 54 


New Hanover Transit Co . 


N. Hanover 
N'thampton 




3.37 

8.84 


2,387 24 
2,305 42 


8,015 00 


Northampton and Hertford 




20,380 00 


Norfolk and Southern— 










Main Line 






16.02 


11,860 41 


190,003 90 




Camden 




5.80 


11,860 41 


68,790 51 




Pasquotank 




16.19 


11,860 41 


192,020 2i 




Chow^an. 




6.40 

17.86 


11,860 41 
11,860 41 


75,906 82 




Perquimans _ 




211,826 32 




Elizabeth City - 


3.39 


11,860 41 


40,207 00 






Windfall 


.63 


11,860 41 


7,472 05 






Edenton 


2.77 


11,860 41 


32,853 13 


Pantego Division 


Washington 
Beaufort 




19 84 


4,412 96 
4,412 96 


87,553 13 
55,86« 09 






12.66 






Pantego __. 


.68 


4,412 96 


2,780 16 


Norfolk and Western— 












Roanoke and Southern Divi- 


Rockingh'm 
Stokes 




20.98 
11.56 


7,243 72 
7,243 72 


151,973 29 


sion 




83,737 45 




Forsyth 




17 02 


7,243 72 
7,243 72 


123 288 16 






Stoneville 


1.20 


8,693 46 






Madison 


2.17 


7,243 72 


15,718 87 



10 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STATEMENT B.— Continued. 



Name of Road. 


County. 


Town. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 
V alue. 


NOBFOT.K A Western— ContirVd. 












Roanoke and Southern Divi- 
sion. 




Winston 

Salem— _ - . 


2.63 
25 


S7,243 72 
7,243 72 


$19,049 98 
1,810 94 


Lynchburg and Durham Divi- 
sion 


Person 




22.95 
20 66 


5,522 22 
5 522 22 


126,731 99 


Durham 




114,089 13 
5,411 78 






Roxboro 


.98 


5.522 22 






Durham 


.25 


5,522 22 


1,380 55 




Cleveland 




22.60 


5,157 05 


116,549 43 




Rutherford- 




28.40 


5,157 05 


146,460 32 




McDowell 




13 50 


5 157 05 


69,620 25 






Forest City 


1.25 


5,157 03 


6,446 31 






Marion 


.63 


5,157 05 


3,248 94 






Mooresboro 


LOO 


5,157 05 


5,157 05 






Shelby 


1,36 


5,157 05 


7,013 59 






Earle's 


LOO 


5,157 05 


5,157 05 


SuflFolk and Carolina 


Gates 




17 50 


2,775 80 
2,775 80 


48,576 51 




Chowan 




8.00 


22,206 49 


W^arrenton 


Warren 




3 12 


2,889 42 


9,015 00 


WelliDgtoa and Powellsville. 

Wilmington, NewBern and Nor- 
folk. 


Bertie 




28.00 


1 , 255 35 


35,150 00 






14.11 


4 , 186 93 


59,124 00 


Pen der 




16.02 
37.97 
13 08 


4,186 93 
4,186 93 
4,186 93 


67,127 00 








158,804 00 




Jones 




54,808 00 




Craven 




9.84 
2.60 


4,186 93 
4,186 93 


41,232 00 






Wilmington 


10,886 02 






Jacksonville 


1.77 


4.186 93 


7,410 86 






PoUocksville-— 


.68 


4,186 93 


2,847 11 






NewBern 


1.39 


4,186 93 


5,819 83 


XVi lTYi1np"tf>n Spfl rif^flsif 


N Hanover 




11 81 


3,448 77 
1,854 54 


40,730 00 




Hertford . - 




22.00 


40,800 00 


Atlantic Coast Line System— 














12.42 


13,420 67 


166,684 70 




Pender 





26.35 


13,420 67 


353,634 60 




Duplm 




35 91 


13,420 67 
13,420 67 


481,936 20 




Wayne 




32.10 


430,803 50 




Wilson - . . 




21.83 


13,420 67 


292,973 20 




Nash 




11.51 


13,420 67 


154,471 90 




Edgecombe _ 




12.52 


13,420 67 


168,026 70 



ASSESSMENT OF RAILROAD PROPERTY 



11 



STATEMENT B,— Continued. 



Name of Road. 


County. 


Town. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 
Value. 


Atlantic Coast-Line— Cont'd. 












Wilmington and Weldon 


Halifax 




23.62 


$13,420 67 


P16,996 20 






Wilmington 


3.89 


13,420 67 


52,206 40 






Burgaw . 


1.41 


13,420 67 


18,923 14 






Wallace 


.91 
1.33 


13,4 67 
13,420 67 


12,212 80 




Magnolia 


17,849 49 






Warsaw 


1.42 
1.14 


1:^,420 67 
13,420 67 


19,057 35 




Faison 


15,299 56 






Mt. Olive 


.80 


13,420 67 


10,736 53 






Goldsboro 


2.79 


13,420 67 


37,443 66 






PiKeville 


1.00 


13,420 67 


13,420 67 






Fremont 


1.19 


13,420 67 


15,970 59 






Black Creek 


.87 


13,420 67 


11,675 98 






Wilson .... 


1.13 


13,420 67 


15,165 35 






Elm City 


.■96 


13,420 67 


12,883 84 


• 




Rocky Mount— 


1.42 


13,420 67 


19,057 35 






Battleboro 


.80 


13,420 67 


10,736 53 






Whitaker 


1.28 


13,420 67 


17,178 45 






Enfield 


1.28 


13,420 67 


17,178 45 






Weldon 


1.22 


13,420 67 


16,373 21 


Albemarle and Raleigh 


Edgecombe 




9.52 


4,725 06 


44,982 56 


Pitt . . . _ 


6.86 


4,725 05 


32,413 90 




Martin _. . 




34.50 


4,725 06 


163,014 56 




Washington. 





3.95 


4,725 06 


18,663 98 






Tarboro. 


1.20 

.77 


4,725 06 
4,725 06 


5,670 07 




Princeville 


3,638 29 






Conetoe _ _ _ 


.76 


4,725 06 


3,591 04 






Bethel 


.42 
.84 


4,725 06 
4,725 06 


1,984 52 




Robersonville.— 


3,969 05 






Eveiett 


.90 


4,725 06 


4,252 55 






Williamston ___. 


.41 


4,725 06 


1,937 27 






Jamesville 


.76 


4,725 Oi 


3,591 04 






Plymouth ^_. 


.13 


4,725 06 


614 26 




Wilson 


Parmplft 


1.24 
11 87 


4,725 06 
14,104 45 
14,104 45 


5,859 07 


Wilson and Fayetteville 




167,419 82 
464,741 60 
93,512 47 




Johnston 




32 95 




Harnett 




6.63 


14,104 45 



12 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STATEMENT B.— Continued. 



Name of Road. 


County. 


Town. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 
Value. 


Atlantic Coast Line— Cowi'c?. 












Wilson and Fayetteviile 


Cumberland 




34.11 


S14,104 45 


$481,102 76 




Robeson 




36 49 


14 104 49 


514,671 35 
13,258 08 






Lucama 


.94 


14,104 45 






Kenly 


.94 


14,10J 45 


13,258 08 




« 


Selma _. 


1.89 


14,104 45 


19,603 18 






Four Oaks 


.85 


14,104 45 


11,988 78 






Benson 


.79 


14,104 45 


11,142 51 






Dunn 


1 31 


14 lot 45 


18,476 82 






Fayetteviile—^. 


1.54 


14,104 45 


21,720 85 






Hope Mills 


1.80 


14,104 45 


25,288 01 






Rowland 


1.30 


14,104 45 


18,335 78 






Rennert 


2.30 


14,104 45 


32,440 23 






Pembroke 


1.30 


14,104 4s 


18,335 78 


Clinton Branch _ . . 


Duplin 

Sampson 




3 00 


4,235 45 
4,235 45 
4,235 45 


12 706 35 






10 54 


44,64^65 

7d2 38 






Warsaw 


.18 






Clinton 


68 


4,235 45 
3,189 55 


2,880 10 


Midland Branch™ __ .__ . 


Wayne . .. 




8.76 


27,940 47 








12.87 


3,189 55 
4,268 41 


41,049 53 


Nashville Branch _. . 


Nash 




19.53 


83,362 00 






Rocky Mount- 


.26 


4,268 41 


1,109 78 






Spring Hope 


.81 


4,268 41 


3,457 41 






Nashville 


.87 


4,268 41 


3,713 51 


Wilmington, Chadbourne and 
Conway. 


Columbus- — 




25.53 


2,715 43 


69,325 00 




Chadbourne 


1.34 


2,715 43 


3,638 67 






Hub .. 


.80 


2,715 43 
13,382 87 
13,382 87 
6,760 42 
6,760 42 


2,172 34 




Edgecombe . 




15.24 


203,955 00 




Tarboro 


68 


9, ICO 35 

183,748 44 


Scotland Neck Branch 


Halifax 




27.18 
17.94 




Martin 




121,282 07 




Pitt 




32.13 


6,760 42 


217,212 56 








11.98 


6,760 42 
6,780 42 


80,989 93 
7,977 30 






Scotland Neck — 


1.18 






Hobgood 


.86 


6,760 42 


5,813 96 








1 18 


6,760 42 
6,760 42 


7,977 30 






Greenville 


.97 


6,557 60 






Ayd^n 


47 


6 760 42 


3,177 40 
5,UJ0 27 






Grifton 


.79 


6,760 42 



ASSESSMENT OF RAILROAD PR >PERTY 



13 



STATEMENT B.— Continued. 



Name of Road. 



Atlantic Coast-Line— Cont'd. 
Scotland Neck Branch 



County. 



Washington Branch. 



Cheraw and Darlington 

Petersburg 

Norfolk and Carolinn- .. 



Martin... 

Pitt 

Beaulort. 



Town. 



Kinston 
Parrnele 



I Washington. 
Parmele 



Anson 

Richmond 



McFarland 
Morven _ _. 



North am pt'n 

Gates 

Hertford 

Bertie 

Halifax 

Edgecombe.- 



i Ahoskie- 
Kelford _. 
Hobgood . 
Tarboro . 



Wilmington, Columbia and 
Augusta. 



Brunswick .. 
Colunnbus — . 



Southern Railway System— 
Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line. 



(leveland .._ 

Gaston 

Mecklenbu'g 



Eis- 
tance 



Fair Bluff 

Cerro Gordo 

( hadbourne 

Whileviile 



Grover 

King's Mount'n. 

Gastonia 

Lowell 

Charlotte 

Bessemer City... 



1.27 

1.52 

.42 

18.48 

7.07 

1.27 

.34 

14.41 

.66 

1.13 

1.15 

7.67 

16.35 

15.70 

13.93 

14 71 

11.15 

.91 

.74 

1.03 

.28 

13.49 

53.15 

1.32 

1.39 

1.04 

1 25 

9.00 

25.68 

14.19 

.78 

1.75 

2.28 

1.45 

4.39 

3.90 



Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 
Value. 


$6,760 42 


$8,585 74 


6,760 4 J 


10,275 81 


5,V37 47 


2,199 70 


.':,237 47 


96,788 40 


5,237 47 


37,028 90 


5,237 47 


6,651 58 


5,237 47 


1,780 73 


3,402 15 


49,024 91 


3,402 15 


2,245 40 


3,402 15 


3,844 43 


3,402 15 


3,912 47 


15,043 17 


115,381 09 


13,357 70 


218,398 58 


13,357 70 


209,715 08 


13,357 70 


186,072 93 


13,357 70 


196,491 98 


13,357 70 


148,938 48 


13,3.57 70 


12,155 53 


13,357 70 


9,884 69 


13,357 70 


13,758 43 


13,357 70 


3,072 27 


12,143 98 


163,822 34 


12, '43 98 


645,452 66 


12,143 98 


16,030 05 


12,143 98 


16,880 13 


12,143 98 


12,629 73 


12,143 98 


15,179 93 


13,209 02 


118, ?81 23 


13,209 OJ 


339,207 72 


13,209 02 


187,436 05 


13,209 02 


10,303 03 


13,209 02 


23,115 78 


13,209 02 


30,116 56 


13,209 02 


19,153 07 


13,209 02 


57,987 (9 


13,209 02 


51,515 17 



14 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STATEMENT B. - Continued. 



Name of Town. 


County. 


Town. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 

Value 


Southern Railway— Con^m'd. 












Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohlo._ 


Mecklenbu'g 




23.08 


5,948 38 


137,289 00 




Iredell _ 




22.45 


5,948 38 
5,9J8 38 


133,511 00 






Charlotte 


.56 


3,331 16 


- 




Huntersville 


1.11 


5,918 38 


6,602 83 




■ 


Davidson Col'ge 


1.21 


5,948 38 


7,197 68 






Mooresville' 


2.12 


5,948 38 


12,610 82 






Statesville 


.66 


5,948 48 


3,926 01 


Asheville and Spartanburg. 


Polk 




10.27 


7,776 11 


79,860 64 


Henderson 




22 78 


7,776 11 


177,139 78 
84,759 59 




Buncombe 




10.90 
1.96 


7,776 11 
7,776 11 






Hendersonville , 


15,241 17 






Saluda _ . 


106 


7,776 11 


8,242 67 






Tryon City 


1.15 


7,776 11 


8,942 52 






Victoria 


.14 


. 7,776 11 


1,088 65 


Charlotte, Columbia and Au- 
gusta. 


Mecklenbu'g 




14.68 


9,538 73 


140,030 00 




Charlotte 


1.74 


9,538 73 


16,597 39 






Pineville 


1.35 


9,538 72 


12,877 28 


Danville and Western . . 


Caswell 




.75 


3,000 00 


2,250 00 
14,795 84 


High Point Randleman, Ash- 


Guilford 




3.83 
26.42 


3,863 14 
3,863 14 


boro and Southern. 






102,064 16 
8,383 01 






High Point 


2.17 


3,868 14 






Randleman 


.93 


3,863 14 


3,592 72 






Asheboro 


1.10 


3,863 14 


4,249 45 






Trinity 


.88 


3,863 14 


3,399 56 


North Carolina . 






12.50 


11 973 70 


149 671 25 




Johnston 




29.19 


11,973 70 


349,512 30 




Wake . 




33.32 


11,973 70 


398,963 67 




Durham 




18.69 
17.85 


11,973 70 
11,973 70 


223,788 45 








213,730 54 




Alamance . 


" 


22.53 


11,973 70 


269,767 46 




Guilford _._. 




37.87 


11,973 70 


453,444 00 




Randolph 




60 


11,973 70 


7,184 22 




Davidson _._ 




28.61 


11,973 70 


342,567 55 




Rowan 




23.85 


11,973 70 


285,572 74 








19.10 


11,973 70 


228,697 67 




Mecklenbu'g 




16.23 


11,973 70 


194,333 15 




■ 


Goldsboro 


1.64 


11,973 70 


19,636 36 



«' fr 



ASSESSMENT OF RAILROAD PROPERTY. 



15 



STATEMENT B.— Continued. 



Name of Road. 


County. 


Town. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 
Value. 


Southern RAii,WAY— Contin'd. 












North Carolina 




Princeton 


60 


11,973 70 
11,973 70 


7 54^ 43 






Pin J Level 


1.15 


13,769 75 






Selma . 


2.65 


11,973 70 


31,730 30 






Clayton 


1.30 


11,973 70 


15,565 81 






Raleigh 


2.35 


11,973 70 


28,138 19 






Gary 


1.81 


11,973 70 


15,685 54 






Morrisville 


.81 


11,973 70 


9,698 69 






Durham 


2.40 


11,973 70 


28,736 88 






Hillsboro 


.25 


11,973 70 


2,993 42 






Mebane 


1.34 


11,973 70 


16,014 75 






Burlington 


5.21 


11,973 70 


62,382 97 






Gibsonville- _. 


.82 


11,973 70 


9,818 18 






Greensboro 


4.60 


11,973 70 


55,079 02 






High Point 


3.18 


11,973 70 


38,076 36 






Thomasville 


1.65 


11,973 70 


19,756 60 






Lexington 


.84 


11,973 70 


10,057 90 






Salisbury 


2.98 


11,973 70 


35,681 62 


" 




China Grove 


2.54 


11,973 70 


30,413 19 






Concord 


2.23 


11,973 70 


26,701 35 






Charlotte 


2.70 


11,973 70 


32,328 99 






Graham 


.69 


11,973 70 


8,261 85 






Elon College 


.91 


11,973 70 


10,896 06 


North Carolina Midland 


Forsyth 




14.06 


2,749 81 


38,662 38 
35 527 62 


Davie 




1*2.92 
1.36 


2,749 81 
2,749 81 






Winston' . 


3,739 74 






Mocksville 


1.23 


2,749 81 


3,382 26 


Northwestern North Carolina- 


Guilford -._- 




12.42 


4,342 16 


53,929 59 




Forsyth 




40.27 


4,342 16 
4,342 10 


174 858 69 




Surry _ _ _ . 




33.90 


147,199 15 




Wilkes 




18.99 
1.41 


4,342 16 
4,342 16 


82 457 57 






Kernersville 


6,122 44 






Salem - 


1.50 


4,342 16 


6.513 24 






Winston ._ . 


2.63 


4,342 16 


11,419 88 






Elkin 


1.88 


4,342 16 


8,163 25 






N. Wilkesboro- 


1.82 


4,342 l(i 


7,902 73 


Oxford and Clarksville 






40.04 


4,963 31 


198,732 00 
59,163 00 




Durham 




11.92 


4,963 34 



v»*v 



m*^^ 



16 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STATEMENT B. -Continued. 



Name of Road. 


County. 


Town. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 
Value. 


Southern Railway— (?o?i/!z«'ci 












Oxford and Clarksville 




Oxford 


90 


4,963 34 
4.963 34 


4 467 00 






Durham 


.30 


1,489 00 


Oxford and Henderson 


Granville __- 





6. OS 


3,872 48 


23,544 69 




Vance 




8.31 


3,872 48 


32,180 31 






Oxford 


.59 


3,873 48 


2,284 76 






Henderson 


.74 


3,872 48 


2,865 63 


Piedmont 


Caswell 




7.31 


15,706 03 


114,811 12 




Rockingham 




22.02 


15,706 03 


345,846 88 




Guiljord 




17.24 


15,706 03 


270,772 00 






Ruffin 


1.26 


15,706 03 


19,789 59 






Reidsville 


2.74 


15,706 03 


43,084 52 


Western North Carolina— 




Greensboro 


2.70 


15,706 03 


42,406 28 


Spencer Shop Branch 


Rowan — .- 




13.29 


3,000 00 


398 70 


Salisbury to Paint Rock. 






19.95 


9,863 02 


196,773 15 




Iredell 




21.10 


9,863 32 


208,115 97 




Catawba - 




24.44 


9,863 32 


241,059 44 




Burke 




31.67 


9,863 32 


312,371 23 




McDovirell... 




34.79 


9,8H3 32 


343,111 77 




Buncombe . 




41.24 


9,863 32 


406,763 18 




Madison 




32.76 


9,803 32 


323,122 26 






Salisbui'y 


2.76 


9,803 32 


27,222 76 






Cleveland 


1.79 


9,803 32 


17,655 34 






States ville 


2.17 


9,803 32 


21,403 40 






Newton .... 


.67 


9,803 32 


6,608 42 


* 




Claremont 


1.27 


9,803 32 


12,526 41 






Hickoiy 


2.59 


9,803 32 


255 45 99 






Morganton 


1.99 


9,^03 32 


19, 628 00 






Glen Alpine 


1.14 


9,803 32 


11,244 18 






Marion ' 


1 83 


9,803 32 


18,049 87 






Old Fort 


1.88 


9,803 32 


18,543 04 






Asheville 


3.94 


9,803 32 


38,861 48 






Marshall 


1.14 


9,803 32 


11,244 18 






Hot Springs 


2.38 


9,803 32 


23,474 70 


• 




Victoria 


3.23 


9,80? 32 


31,858 52 






Paint Rock 


2.67 


9, 803 32 


26,335 06 


Asheville to Murphy 


Buncombe ._ 




13.11 


3,713 34 


48,681 92 



North -nrofjrt. Sfafe Library 
Aai«ifh 



ASSESSMENT OF EAILROAD PROPERTY 



STATEMENT B,— Continued. 



Name of Road. 


County. 


Town. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 

Value. 


Southern Railway— Con/fin'd. 














Haywood 




22.27 


$3,713 34 
3,713 34 
3,713 34 


$82 696 15 


Ashevilleto Murphy 


Jackson 




23.68 


87,931 96 

145,080 34 

9,513 36 

92,276 27 

2,228 00 

5,087 27 


Swain 




39.07 




Macon 




2.57 


3,713 34 
3,713 3i 




Cherokee 




24,85 






- 

Canton _ 


.60 


3,713 34 






Waynesville . — 


1.37 


3,713 34 






Clyde 


1.14 


3,713 34 


4,283 20 






Sylva 


1.11 


3,713 34 


4, 121 80 






Dillsboro 


1.51 


3,713 34 


5,607 14 






Bryson City 


1.16 


3,713 34 


4,307 47 






Murphy 


1.27 


3,713 34 
3,713 34 
2,369 79 
2,325 28 


4,715 91 
3,973 27 
25,025 00 

26.554 75 

22.555 25 






Whittier 


1.07 


State University 


Orange 




10.56 


Statesville and Western 


Iredell 




11.42 




Alexander.-- 




9.70 


2,325 28 






Statesville 


.78 


2,325 28 


1,813 71 






Taylorsville 


.76 


2,325 28 


1,767 21 


Yadkin 


Rowan 




18.25 


2,714 92 
2,714 92 

2,714 92 


49,547 30 
8,12: 15 




Cabarrus 




1.15 




Stanly 




■J4.50 


66, 515 55 






Salisbury 


.52 


2,714 92 


1,411 75 






Albemarle 


1.14 


2,714 92 


3,095 00 






New London 


2.02 


2,714 92 


5,484 13 






Norwood 


.75 


2,714 92 


2,036 19 


Southern Railway 


M pp Ir 1 pn hn ' o- 








14,679 85 
21, 6S 60 




Cabarrus 




-_..... 






Rowan 








25,412 18 
3 ', 593 30 




Davidson ___ 




....... 






Randolph „_ 









740 17 




Guilford 









41,165 28 




Alamance ._ 









21,0i2 90 




Orange 








21 304 29 




Durham 









20,009 02 




Wake 









33,948 69 


' 


Johnston 









32,986 49 




Wilson 


___. 







30, 346 58 



18 BOARD OF KAILROAD COMMISSION P:RS. 



STATEMENT B —Continued. 



Name of Road. 


County. 


Town. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile 


Total 

Assessed 
Value. 


Southern Railway— Cow «m'c? 
Southern Railway 


Nash 

Edgecombe. 
Halifax . 








$3,947 53 
33,245 54 
16,332 88 
16,147 84 














Bertie _- 










Gates 

Hertford 








18,306 64 
17,924 22 












N'wHanovt 1 
Brunswick 


Selma . 






1,233 60 










1,307 61 




Raleigh 






1,233 60 




Gary 






1,233 60 




Morrisville 






740 17 




Durham 






1,480 32 




Hillsboro 






160 36 




Mebane — _ . 






1,233 60 




Graham . . 




-. 


579 79 




Burlington 

Elon College 






2,467,20 
8'A 18 




Gibsonville 






777 16 










2, 602 89 
3,009 98 
1,233 60 




High Point 

Thomasville . _. 









Lexington 






616 80 




Salisbury 






1,603 68 




China Grove 






1,233 60 










1,801 05 
1,591 34 




Charlotte-- 






Seaboard Air-Line System— 
Carolina Central 




6.59 
12.81 

P. 59 
34.65 
32.70 
35.58 
29.42 
27.10 
27.67 
18.17 


$6,426.57 
6,426.67 
6,426.57 
6,426.57 
6,426.57 
6,426.57 
6,426.57 
6.426,57 
6,426.57 
6,426.57 


$42,351.08 
82,324.36 










61,630.1^0 




Bladen 




222,680.65 




Robeson 

Richmond 




210,148.83 
228,657.36 




Anson 




189,069.68 




Union 

Mecklenbu'g 
Gaston. ____- 


- 


174,160.01 

177,823.18 






116,770.77 



ASSESSMENT OF RAILROAD PROPERTY. 



19 



STATEMENT B.— Continued. 



Name of Road. 


County.. 


Town. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 
Value. 


Seaboard Air-Line— Contin^d 












Carolina Central 


Lincoln 




16 17 


$6 426 57 


$103 917 63 




Cleveland 




21 90 


6 426 57 


140,741.88 
101 989 66 




Rutherford 


_ 


15 87 


6,426.57 
6,426.57 






Wilmington 


4.84 


31,101.91 






Lumberton 


.59 


6,426.57 


3,791.67 






Maxton 


.93 


6,426.57 


5,976.71 






Laurinburg 


1.60 


6,426.57 


10,282.51 






Rockingham 


.87 


6,426.57 


5,591.21 






Lilesville 


1.20 


6,426.57 


7,711.82 






Polkton 


1.26 


6,426.57 


8,097.47 






Marshville 


1.21 


6,426.57 


7,776.14 






Monroe 


J. 50 


6,426.57 


9,639.85 






Matthews 


1.15 


6,426.57 


7,390.55 






Charlotte 


4.04 


6, 426. 57 


25,963.34 






Mt. Holly 


1.62 


6,426.57 


10,411.04 






Stanly Creek 


.63 


6,426.57 


4,018.73 






Cheiryville 


1.12 


6,426.57 


7,197.75 






Lincolnton 


1.15 


6,426.57 


7, 390. 55 






Waco 


1.10 


6, 426. 57 


7,069.22 






Shelby 


1.35 


6,426.57 


8, 675. 86 






Ellenboro 


1.50 


6,426.57 


9,639.85 






Hamlet — 


2 81 


6, 426. 57 
4, 955. 44 


10,058.66 
37,413.59 


Durham and Northern 


Vance 




7.55 




Granville 




28 86 


4,955.44 
4,955.44 


113,281.42 

5,698.76 




Wake 




1.15 










Durham 




12.20 


4,955.44 


60,456.40 












Henderaon 


.65 


4,955.44 


3,221.03 






Durham 


1.53 


4,955.44 


7,581.82 


Raleigh and Augusta 


Wake 




25 83 


■10,536.53 
10,536.53 


272,158.52 
185, 232. 16 




Chatham 




17.58 










Moore. 




43.86 


10,536.53 


462, 132. 13 










Richmond-— 




32. 38 


10,536.53 
10,536.53 


341,172.79 
4,003.88 






Raleigh 


.38 










Cary 


1.81 


10,536.53 


19,071,11 


. 




Apex . 


.38 


10,536.53 
10,536.53 


4,003.88 
18,965.75 






San ford 


1.80 










Cameron 


.51 


10,536.53 


5,373.63 



20 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STATEMENT B.— Continued. 



Name of Road. 


County. 


Town. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 
Value. 


Seaboard Air-Line— Conim'd 
















Manly ._ _ 


1.31 


$10,536.53 
10,536.53 


$13,802.85 
18,755.02 






Southern Pines— 


1.78 






Keyser 


1.36 


10,536.53 
10,536.£« 


14,329.62 
26,341.32 






Aberdeen 


2.50 






Hamlet ._ 


3.52 


10,536.53 
13,717.54 
13,717.54 
13,717.54 
13,717.54 
13,717.54 


37,088.58 
373,528.58 
192,045.55 
328, 672. 23 
347,602.43 
320,304.53 
71,056.85 
17,832.80 


Raleigh and Gaston 


Wake 




27.23 


Franklin _ . 




14.00 




Vance 




23.96 




Warren 




25.34 




Halifax 




23.35 






Raleigh _. __ 


5.18 


13,717.54 
13,717.54 






Wake Forest 


1.30 






Youngsville 


.75 


13,717.54 


10,288.15 






Frank linton 


1.48 


13,717.54 


20,301.95 






Kittrell 


.55 


13,717.54 
13,717.54 


7 544 64 






Henderson 


3.38 


46,365.28 






Macon 


1.35 


13,717.54 


18,518.67 
22,319.81 






Littleton 


1.70 


13,717.54 






Weldon 


].88 


13,717.54 
13,717.51 


25,788.97 
15,775.17 






Vaughan 


L15 


Georgia, Carolina and Northrern_ 


Union 




15.95 


9,298.23 
9, 298. 23 


148,306.76 




Monroe 


1.42 


13,203.48 
5,578.93 






Waxhaw 


.60 


9,298.23 


Louisburg - 


Franklin 




10.33 


3, 096. 80 


31, 990. 00 






Louisburg 


.64 


3,096.80 


1,981.95 






Franklinton 


.16 


3,096.80 


495.48 


Roanoke and Tar River 


No'thampt'n 
Bertie 




26.55 


4, 133. 81 
4,133.81 


109,752.65 
33,442.52 
2,356.27 

c05,523.70 
25, 297. 15 




_ 


8.09 






Kelford 


.57 


4, 133. 81 




No'thampt'n 
Halifax 




20.29 


15,057.85 
15,057.85 






1.68 






Seaboard 


1.38 


15,057.85 


20,779.83 






Gary's 


2.07 


15,057.85 
15,057.85 
2,273.43 
2,273.43 


31,169.74 
25,297.18 
16, 823. 40 






Weldon 


1.68 


Palmetto - 


Richmond 




7.40 






Hamlet 


.99 


2,250.69 



ASSESSMENT OF RAILROAD PROPERTY. 
STATEMENT B.— Continued. 



21 



Name of Road. 


County. 


Town. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 
Value. 


Seaboard Air-Line— Con^m'cZ 
Pittsboro 






12.40 

.73 

2.36 

.04 


$2,025 81 

2,025 81 

20, 833 33 

20,833 33 


$25, 120 00 

1,478 84 

49,166 67 


Wilmington Railway Bridge Co. 


N'w Hanover 


Pitthboro 




833 33 











22 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STATEMENT C— The following Table Shows List of Counties with Railroad Mileage and 

Assessed Value. 



County. 



Alamance. 

Alexander. 
Anson 

Beaufort--. 

Bladen 

Bertie 

Brunswick 

Buncombe. 

Burke 

Cabarrus _. 

Caldwell--. 

Camden — 

Carteret 

Caswell __:. 

Catawba- 
Chatham .. 



Name of Road. 



North Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Statesville and Western 

Carolina Central 

Cheraw and Darlington 

Albemarle and Pantego 

Washington Branch (Wil. and Weldon) 

Carolina Central 

Cashie and Chowan 

Wellington and Powellville 

Norfolk and Carolina 

Roanoke and Tar River 

Carolina Central 

Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta 

Wilmington Railway Bridge Company 

'^'estern North Carolina (Murphy Branch).-. 
Western North Carolina (Paint Rock Branch) 

Asheville and Spartansburg 

Carolina and North Western 

Western North Carolina 

North Carolina 

Yadkin 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Cildwell and Northern , 

Carolina and North-Western 

Norfolk and Southern 

Atlantic and North Carolina 

Piedmont 

Atlantic and Danville 

Danville and Western 

Carolina and North-Western 

Western North Carolina 

Egypt Railway 

Raleigh and Augusta Air-Line 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Pittsboro 

Durham and Charlotte 



Dis- 
tance. 



^22 .53 



9.70 
29.42 
14.41 
12.66 

7.07 
34,65 
29.03 
28.00 
13.93 

8.09 
12.81 
13.49 
.04 
13.11 
41.24 
10.90 

2.57 
31.67 
19.10 

1.15 



12.10 
15.81 

5.80 
17.23 

7.31 

14.90 

.75 

12. 61 

24.44 

8.00 
17.58 
31.64 
12.40 

5.30 



Valuation 
Per Mile. 



Total 

Lssessec 
Value. 



$11,973 70 



2, 325 2S 
6,426 57 
3,402 15 
4,412 96 
5,237 47 
6, 426 57 
1,367 24 
1,255 35 
13,357 70 
4,133 81 
6, 426 57 
12, 143 98 
20, 833 33 

3.713 34 
9,863 32 
7,776 11 
2,994 72 
9,863 32 

11,973 70 

2.714 92 



2,028 92 
2,994 72 

11,860 41 
5,323 19 

15,706 03 
5,352 16 
3,000 00 
2,994 72 
9,863 32 
3,310 00 

10,536 53 
5, 107 49 
2,025 81 
2,280 64 



$269,767 46 
21,032 90 
22,555 25 

189,069 68 
49.024 94 
55, 868 09 
37,028 90 

222, 680 65 
40, 650 00 
35, 150 00 

186,072 94 
33, 442 52 
82,324 36 

163, 822 34 

833 33 

48,681 92 

406,763 18 

84,759 59 

7, 696 45 

312,371 23 

228, 697 67 
3, 122 15 
21, 168 60 
24,550 00 
47, 316 60 
68,790 51 
91,718 69 

114,811 12 

79,747 26 

2, 250 00 

37,763 46 

241,059 44 
2,618 00 

185,232 16 

180, 584 98 
25, 120 00 
12.087 41 



ASSESSMENT OF RAILROAD PROPERTY. 



23 



STATEMENT C— Continued. 



Name of County, 


Name of Road. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total. 

Assessed 
Value. 


Cherokee ' 


Atlanta, Knoxville and North-Western 


13.90 


$3,079 85 


$42,810 00 




W^estern North Carolina 


24.85 


3,713 34 
11,860 41 


92,276 27 


Cbowan 


Norfolk and Southern 


(j.40 


75,906 82 




-Suffolk and Carulina 


8.00 


2,775 80 


22,206 49 


Cleveland 


Carolina Central 


21.90 


6,426 57 
5, 157 05 


140,741 88 
116,549 43 




Ohio River and Charleston 


22.60 






9.00 


13,209 02 
6,426 57 


118,881 23 
61,630 80 


Columbus 


Carolina Central 


9. 59 




Wilmington, Chadbourue and Conway 


25. 53 


2,715 43 


69,325 00 






53.15 


12,143 98 


645,452 66 


Craven 


Atlantic and North Carolina 


52.40 


5,323 19 


278,935 54 






9.84 


4, 186 93 


41 232 00 


Cumberland 


Wilmington and Weldon (W. and F. Branch) 


34.11 


14,101 45 


481, 102 76 






44.81 


5,707 49 
1,976 75 
11,860 41 
11,973 70 


255.752 68 






12.75 


25,205 15 
190,003 90 
342, 567 55 
30,593 30 
35,527 62 
12,706 35 






16.02 






28.61 




Southern Railway (Rolling Stock). 








12.92 


2,749 81 
4,235 45 


Dnplin 


Wilmington and Weldon (Clinton Branch).. 


3.00 






35.91 


13, 120 67 


481,936 20 
60,456 40 

223,788 45 
59, 163 00 


Durham 


Durham and Northern 


'2.20 


4,955 44 
11,973 70 




North Carolina 


18.69 




Oxford and Clarksville 


11.92 


4,963 34 
5,522 22 




Norfolk and Western 


-0. 6B 


114,089 13 




Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 






20,009 02 


Edgecombe _ - - 


Norfolk and Carolina 


11.15 


13,357 70 


148,938 48 
203, 955 CO 




Wilmington and Weldon (Tarboro. Branch).. 


15.24 


13, 382 87 




Albemarle and Raleigh ^ 


9.52 


4,725 06 


41,982 56 




Wilmington and Weldon JL 


12.52 


13, 420 67 


168,026 70 


Forsyth 


North-Western North Carolina . 


40. 27 


4,342 16 


174,858 69 
63,923 92 
38, 662 38 




11.20 


5,707 49 
2,749 81 


. 


North Carolina Midland 


14.06 




Norfolk and Western _._ 


17.02 


7, 243 72 
3-, 096 80 


123,288 16 
31,990 00 


Franklin 


Louisburg 


10.33 




Raleigh and Gaston 


14 00 


13,717 54 
2,994 72 
6,426 57 

13,209 02 


192,045 55 
60,433 55 
116,770 77 
339,207 72 


Gaston 


Carolina and North-Western 


20 18 




Carolina Central 


18.17 




Atlanta and Charlotte Air-Line 


25.68 



24 



BOAED OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



ST ATEMENT C . — Continued . 



Name of County. 



Gates 



Granville. 



Guilford. 



Halifax 



Harnett — 

Haywood- 
Henderson 

Hertford- 
Iredell 

Jackson __ . 
Johnston _. 

Jones 

Lenoir .___. 
Lincoln 



Name of Road. 



Norfolk and Carolina 

Suffolk Lumber 

Suffolk and Carolina 

Durham and Northern 

Oxford and Clarksville 

Oxford and Henderson 

Atlantic and Danville 

Bfigh Point, Randleman, Ashboro&South'rn 

North- Western North Carolina 

North Carolina 

Piedmont 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Norfolk and Carolina 

Raleigh and Gaston 

Wilmington and Weldon (Scot. Neck Br'ch) 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Seaboard and Roanoke 

Wilmington and Weldon (W.andF. Branch) 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Western North Carolina 

Asheville and Spartanburg 

Hendersonville and Brevard 

Norfolk and Carolina 

Winton 

Statesvllle and Western 

Western North Carolina 

Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio 

Western North Carolina 

Midland North Carolina 

North Carolina 

Wilmington and Weldon (W.and F. Branch) 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Atlantic and North Carolina 

Wilmington, Newbern and Norfolk 

Wilmington and Weldon (Scot. Neck Br'ch) 

Atlantic and North Carolina 

Carolina and North- Western 



Dis- 
tance. 



Valuation 
Per Mile. 



.35 $13,S57 70 



17.50 

22. 86 
40.04 

6.08 
2.20 
3.83 
12.42 

37. 87 
17.24 
46.69 



14.71 
23. 35 
27.18 
23.62 
1.68 
6.63 
14.22 
22.27 
22.78 
12.30 
15.70 
22.00 
11.42 
21.10 
22.45 
23.68 
12.87 
29.19 
32.95 



3.61 
13.08 
11.98 
18.65 
14.40 



2,775 80 
4,955 44 
4,963 34 
3, 872 48 
5,352 16 
3,863 14 
4,342 16 
11,973 70 
15,706 03 
5,707 49 



13, 357 70 
13,717 54 
66, 760 42 
13,420 67 
15,057 85 
14, 104 45 
5,707 49 
3,713 34 
7J76 11 
2,681 73 
13,357 70 
1,854 54 
2, 325 28 
9,862 32 
5,948 50 
3,713 34 
3, 189 55 
11,973 70 
14, 104 45 



Total 

lssesse( 
Value. 



$218, ; 



5,323 19 
4, 186 93 
6,760 42 
5,323 19 

2, 994 72 



48,576 51 

113,281 42 

198,732 00 

23,541 69 

11,774 81 

14,795 84 

53, 929 59 

453,444 00 

270, 772 00 

266, 482 80 

41,165 28 

196,491 93 

320,304 53 

183,748 44 

316,996 20 

25,297 15 

93,512 47 

81,160 56 

82,696 15 

177, 189 78 

32.985 35 
209,715 08 

40,800 00 

26,554 75 

208, 115 97 

133,541 00 

87,931 96 

41,049 53 

349,512 30 

464,741 60 

32.986 49 
19, 216 74 
54,808 00 
80,989 93 
99, 277 63 
43, 124 04 



ASSESSMENT OP RAILROAD PROPERTY. 



25 



STATEMENT C— Continued. 



Name of County. 

Lincoln 

Macon 

Madison 

Martin 

McDowell 



Mecklenburg- 



Mitchell 

Montgomery 

Moore 



Nash. 



New Hanover. 



Northampton. 



Name of Road. 



Carolina Central _. 

Western North Carolina 

Western North Carolina 

Wilmington and Weldon (Scot. Neck Bra'ch) 

Albemarle and Raleigh 

Wilmington and Weldon (Wash'gton Br'ch) 

Ohio River and Charleston 

Western North Carolina 

Western North Carolina 

Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta 

Carolina Central ^. 

North Carolina 

Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio 

Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

East Tennessee and Western North Carolina 

Aberdeen and West End 

Moore County 

Carthage i 

Moore County Railroad 

Raleigh and Augusta 

Aberdeen and West End 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Aberdeen and Rock Fish 

Durham and Charlotte 

Wilmington and Weldon (Nashville Branch) 

Wilmington and Weldon 

New Hanover Transit Company 

CarcTlina Ceaatral 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Wilmington Sea Coast 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Wilmington Bridge Company 

Wilmington, Newbern and Norfolk 

Petersburg 

Roanoke and Tar River 

Seaboard and Roanoke 

Murfreesboro 



Dis- 
tance. 



Valuation 
Per Mile. 



16.17 $6,426 57 
2.57 ! 3,713 34 



32.76 
17.94 
34.50 
.42 
13.50 

34.79 



9, 863 32 
6,760 42 
4,725 06 
5,237 47 
5, 157 05 

9,863 32 



Total 

Assesfced 

Value. 



14.68 9,538 73 
27.67 • 6,426 57 
16.23 ! 11,973 70 



23.08 
14.19 



3.50 
24. 25 
.60 
21.60 
22.15 
43.86 
23.25 
14.68 

3.25 

4.98 
19.53 
11.51 

3.37 

6.59 
12. 42 
11.81 
10.37 

2.36 
14.11 

7.67 
26.55 
20.29 



5,948 50 
13, 209 02 



4, 175 71 
2,509 36 
1,725 09 
2, 355 55 
1,725 09 

10, 536 53 
2,509 36 
5,707 49 
1, 976 87 
2, 280 64 
4,268 41 

13,420 67 
2,387 24 
6, 426 57 

13,420 67 
3, 448 77 
5,707 49 

20,833 33 
4,186 93 

15,043 17 
4, 133 81 

15,057 85 



$103,917 63 

9,543 36 

323, 122 '26 

121, 282 07 

163,014 56 

2, 199 70 

69, 620 25 

343, 144 77 

140,030 00 

177,823 18 

194,333 15 

137, 289 00 

187,436 05 

14,679 85 

14,615 00 

60,852 11 

1,035 09 

49,880 00 

20,959 91 

462,132 13 

58,342 74 

83,785 99 

6,424 85 

11,357 59 

83,362 00 

154,471 90 

8,015 00 

42.351 08 

166,684 7U 

40,730 00 

59, 186 69 

49, 166 67 

59,121 00 

115,381 09 

109,752 65 

305,523 70 



26 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STATEMENT C— Continued. 



Name of County. 



Name of Read. 



Northampton Northampton and Hertford 

Onslow ^Vilmington, Newbern and Norfolk 

Kast Carolina Railway Company... 

Orange North Carolina 

I State University 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock)— 

Pasquotank Norfolk and Southern 

Pender ; Wilmington, Nbwbern and Norfolk 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley. 

Perquimans Norfolk and Southern 

Person Atlantic and Danville. 

Norfolk and Western (L. and D. Division).. 

Pitt Wilmington and Weldon (Scot. Neck Bra'ch) 

Albemarle and Raleigh 

Wilmington and Weldon (Washing'n Br'ch) 

Polk Asheville and Spartanburg 

Randolph High Point, Randleman, Ashboro &South'n 

North Carolina 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Aberdeen and West End 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock 

Richmond Carolina Central 

Palmetto 

Raleigh and Augusta 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 
Cheraw and Darlington 

Robeson Carolina Central 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Wilmington and Weldon ( W. and F. Branch) 

Rockingham Danville, Mocksville and South- Western 

Piedmont 

Norfolk and Western 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Rowan North Carolina 

Western North Carolina 

Yadkin 



Dis- 
tance. 



8.84 
37.97 



17.85 
10.56 



16.19 
16.02 
26.35 
22. 50 
17. 80 

5.30 
22. 95 
32. 13 

6.86 
18.48 
10.27 
26. 42 
.60 
31.79 
15.50 



Valuation 
Per Mile. 



$2,305 42 
4, 186 93 



11,973 70 
2, 369 79 



35.58 
7.40 
32. 38 
10.42 
.06 
32. 70 
29.08 
36.49 
7,80 
22.02 
20.98 
10.89 
23.85 
19. 95 
18.25 



11,860 41 
4, 186 93 

13,420 67 
5,707 49 

11,860 41 
5,H52 16 
5,522 22 
6,760 42 
4,725 06 
5,237 47 
7,776 11 
3,863 14 

11,973 70 
5, 707 49 
2,509 36 



6,426 57 
2,273 43 

10,536 53 
5,707 49 
8,402 15 
6,426 57 
5,707 49 

14, 104 45 
2, 653 84 

15,706 03 
7, 243 72 
5,707 49 
$11,973 70 
9, 863 32 
2,714 92 



Total 

Assessed 

Value. 



$20,380 00 
158, 804 00 



213, 730 54 

25,025 00 

21,304 29 
192,020 23 

67, 127 00 
353, 634 60 
128,418 58 
211,826 32 

28,366 51 
126,734 99 
217,212 56 

32,413 90 

96,788 40 

79, 860 64 

102,064 16 

7,181 22 

181,441 20 

38, 895 15 

740 17 

228,657 35 

16,823 40 
341,172 79 

59,472 08 
2,245 40 
210, 148 83 
165,973 85 
514,671 35 

20,700 00 
345,816 88 
151,973 29 

62, 154 59 

$285,572 74 

196,773 15 

49,547 30 



ASSESSMENT OP RAILROAD PROPERTY. 
STATEMENT C— Continued. 



27 



Name of County. 

Rowan 

Rutherford 

Sampson 

Stanley 

Stokes 

Surry 

Swain 

Transylvania _ — 
Union 

Vance 

Wake 



Name of Road. 



Warren 

Washington 
Wayne 

Wilkes 

Wilson 



Spencer Shop Branch 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Carolina Central 

Ohio River and Charleston 

Wilmington and Weldon (Clinton Branch)„ 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Yadkin 

Cape Fear and Yad'kin Valley 

Norfolk and Western 

Cape Fear and Y^adkin Valley 

North- Western North Carolina 

Western North Carolina 

Henderson and Brevard 

Georgia, Carolina and Northern 

Carolina Central 

Durham and Northern 

Oxford andHeaderson 

Raleigh and Gaston 

Durham and Northern 

North Carolina 

Raleigh and Augusta 

Raleigh and Gaston 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Southern Railway (Depot Int. in at Raleigh) 

Raleigh and Gaston 

Warren too ._-.._ 

Albemarle and Pantego 

Albemarle and Raleigh 

Midland North Carolina 

Atlantic and North Carolina 

North Carolina 

Wilmington and Weldon 

North- Western North Carolina 

Wilmington and Weldon (W. and F. Branch) 
Wilmington and Weldon 



Dis- 
tance 



13.29 



Valuation 
Per Mile. 



$3,000 00 



15.87 
28.40 
10-54 
41.03 
24.50 
22.16 
11.56 
21.12 
33.90 
39.07 [ 
9.60 
15.95 I 
27. 10 I 
7.55 I 
8.31 
23.96 

1.15 

2.70 
30. 62 

25.83 
27. 23 



6, 426 57 
5, 157 05 
4,235 45 
5,707 49 
2,714 92 
5,707 49 
7, 243 72 
5,707 49 
4,342 16 
3,713 34 
2,681 73 
9, 298 23 
6, 426 57 
4,955 44 
3, 872 48 
13,717 54 
4,955 44 
11,973 70 
10, 536 53 
13,717 54 



25.34 
3.12 
19.84 
3.95 
8.76 
11.70 
12.50 
32.10 
18.99 
11.87 
21.83 



13,717,54 
2,889 42 
4,412 96 
4,725 06 
3, 189 55 
5,323 19 
11,973 70 
13,420 67 
4,342 16 
14, 104 45 
13,420 67 



Total. 

Assessed 

Value. 



$39,870 00 

25.412 18 
101,989 66 
146,460 32 

44,641 65 
231, 178 34 

66,515 55 
126,477 99 

83,737 45 
120, 542 42 
147, 199 15 
145,080 34 

25,744 65 
148,306 76 
174,160 04 

37. 413 59 
32, 180 31 

328,672 23 

33,948 69 

398,963 67 

272, 158 52 

373,528 58 

33, 948 69 

10,000 00 

347,602 43 

9,015 00 

87,553 13 

18, 663 98 

27,940 47 

62,281 40 

149,671 25 

430,803 50 

82,457 57 

167,419 82 

292,973 20 



28 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STATEMENT D.— Showing Incorporated Towns and Valuation. 



Co mty. 



Albemarle 

Ahoskie 

Asheboro 

Aberdeen 

Asheville 

Apex 

Ayden _ 

Battleboro 

Benson 

Bessemer City 
Black Creek _- 
Burlington ___ 

Bryson City- 
Bethel 

Brevard 

Burgaw 

Charlotte 



Carthage — - 
Cameron — 

Cherryville- 
Cerro Gordo 

Candor 

Clayton 

Clinton 



Name of Town. 



Yadkin 

Norfolk and Carolina 



High Point, Randleman, Asheboro and 
Southern. 



Aberdeen and West End 

Aberdeen and West End 

Raleigh and Augusta Air Line 

Aberdeen and Rockfish 

Western North Carolina 

Raleigh and Augusta Air Line 



Wilmington and Weldon (Scotland Neck 
Branch.) 

Wilmington and Weldon 



Wilmington and Weldon (Wilson and Fay 
etteville Branch.) 



Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line 

Wilmington and Weldon 

North Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Western North Carolina 

Albemarle and Raleigh 

Henderson ville and Brevard 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line 

Atlantic, Tennesse and Ohio 

Carolina Central 

Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta 

Norlh Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Carthage 

Carthage 

Raleigh and Augusta Air Line 

Carolina Central 

Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta 

Aberdeen and West End 

North Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Wilmington and Weldon (Clinton Branch) - 



Dis- 
tance. 



Valuat'n 
Per Mile. 



1.14 

.91 

1.10 

.75 
.50 

2.50 
.75 

3.94 
.38 
.47 

.80 
.79 

3.90 

.87 

5.21 



1.16 

.42 

.49 

1.41 

4.39 

.56 

4.04 

1.74 

2.70 



.50 

.50 

.51 

1.12 

1.39 

.50 

1.30 



82,714 92 

$13,357 70 

3,863 14 

2,509 36 
2,509 36 

10,536 53 
1,976 87 
9,863 32 

10,536 53 
6,760 42 

13,420 67 
14,104 45 

13,209 02 
13,420 67 
11,973 70 



3,713 34 
■ 4,725 06 
2,681 73 
13,420 67 
13,209 02 
5,948 50 
6,426 57 
9,538 73 
11,973 70 



2,355 55 

2,355 55 
10,536 53 

6,426 57 
12,143 98 

2,509 36 
11,973 70 



Total 

Assessed 
Value. 



4,235 45 



$3,095 00 

$12, 155 53 

4,249 45 

1, 882 02 
1,254 08 

26,341 32 
1,482 65 

38,861 48 
4,003 88 
3,177 40 

10,736 53 
11,142 51 

51,515 17 

11,675 98 

62,382 97 

2, 467. 20 

4,307 47 

1,984 52 

1,314 04 

18,923 14 

57,987 59 

3,331 16 

25,963 34 

16,597 39 

32,328 99 

1,591.34 

1,177 77 

1,177 77 

5,373 63 

7,197 75 

16,880 13 

1,254 68 

15,565 81 

1,307 61 

2,880 20 



ASSESSMENT OF RAILROAD PROPERTY. 



29 



STATEMENT D.— Continued. 



County. 



Gary 

Conoho 

China Grove 

Concord 

Chadbourne 

Canton 

Claremont 

Cleveland 

C< neto 

Conover. 

Clyde 

Davidson College 
Durham 



Dallas 

Dillsboro 

Dunn 

El enboro 

Earle's 

Elk Park 

Elizabeth City 

Edenton 

EloQ College _. 

Elkin 

Eofleld 

Elm City 

Everette 

Forest City— . 



Name of Town. 



North Carolina 

Raleigh and Augusla Air Line 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 



Wilmington and Weldon (Scotland Neck 
Branch.) 



North Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

North Carolina . 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Wilmington, Chadbourne and Conway 

Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta 

Western North Carolina 

Western North Carolina 

Western North Carolina 

Albemarle and Raleigh 

Western North Carolina 

Western North Carolina 

Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio 

Oxford and Clarksville 

Durham and Northern 

North Carolina 

Norfolk and Western (Lynchburg Division).. 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Carolina and Northwestern 

Western North Carolina 



Wilmington and Weldon (Weldon and Fay- 
etteville Branch ) 



Carolina Central 

Ohio River and Charleston 

East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. 

Norfolk and Southern 

Norfolk and Southern 

North Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

North Western North Carolina 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Albemarle and Raleigh 

Ohio River and Charleston 



Dis- 
tance. 



1.31 
1.81 



Valuation 
Per Mile. 



$11,973 70 
10,536 53 



L18 6,7G0 42 



2.54 



2.23 



1.34 
L04 

.60 
1.27 
1.79 

.76 



1.14 
1.21 

.30 
1.53 
2.40 

.25 



1.20 
1.51 
1.31 

1.50 
1,00 
1.25 
3.39 

2.77 



1.88 
1.28 



.90 
1.25 



11,973 70 



11,973 70 



2,715 43 
12,143 98 
3,713 34 
9,863 3i 
9,863 32 
4,725 06 



3,713 34 
5,94« 50 
4,963 34 
4,955 41 
11,973 70 
5,522 22 



2,994 72 
3,713 34 
14,104 45 

6,426 57 
5,157 05 
4,175 71 
11,860 41 
11,860 41 
11,973 70 



Total 

As^^essed 
Value. 



4,342 16 
13,420 67 
13,4^0 67 
4,725 06 
5, 157 05 



^15,685 54 

19,071 11 

1,2.33 60 

7,977 30 

30,413 19 
1,233 60 

26,701 35 
1,801 05 
3,638 67 

12,629 73 
2,228 00 

12,526 41 

17,655 31 
3,591 04 



4,233 20 
7,197 68 
1,489 00 
7,581 82 

28,736 88 
1,380 55 
1,480 32 
3,593 66 
5,607 14 

18,476 82 

9,639 85 
5, 157 05 
5,219 62 
40,207 00 
32,853 13 
10,896 06 
851 18 
8, 163 25 
17,178 45 
12,888 84 
4,252 55 
6,446 31 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STATEMENT D. —Continued. 



County,. 



Franklinlon 

Four Oaks 

FairBlutf 

Fayetteville 

Fremont 

Faison 

Garysburg 

Grover 

Gastonia 

Germanton 

Gibson ville 

Graham 

Glen Alpine 

Goldsboro 

Greensboro 

Greenville 

Grifton 

Hamlet 

Henderson ville 

Hamlet 

Hobgood 



Name of Town. 



Louisburg 

Raleigh and Gaston 

Wilmington andweldon (Fayetteville Br'ch) 

Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Wilmington and Weldon (Fayetteville Br'ch) 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Seaboard and Roanoke 

Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line 

Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line 

Carolina and North Western 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Noith Carolina . 

Southern Railvvay (Rolling Stock) 

North Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Western North Carolina 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Atlantic and North Carolina 

North Carolina 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

North Carolina 

Piedmont 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Wilmington and Weldon (Scotland Neck 
Branch.) 

Wilmington and Weldon (Scotland Neck 
Branch.) 

Raleigh and Augusta Air Line . . 

Carolina Central 

Asheviile and Spartanburg . 

Hendersonville and Brevard 

Palmetto 

Norfolk and Carolina 



Dis- 
tance. 



Wilmington and Weldon (Scotland Neck 
Branch.) 



.Itt 
1.48 

.85 
1.32 
7.58 
1.54 
1.19 
1.14 
2.07 

.78 
2.28 
2.22 

.50 

.82 



1.14 

2.79 
2.58 
1.64 
6.21 
4.60 
2.70 

.97 
.79 

3.52 
'2.81 
1.96 
1.50 

.99 
1.03 

.86 



Valuation 
Per Mile. 



13,717 54 
14, 104 45 
12, 143 98 
5,707 49 
14, 104 45 
13,420 67 
13,420 67 
15,057 85 
13, 209 02 
13, 209 02 
2,994 72 
5,707 49 
11, 973 70 



11,973 70 



9, 863 32 
13,420 67 

5,328 19 
11,973 70 

5,707 49 
11,973 70 
15,706 03 

6,760 42 
6,760 42 

10,536 53 
6,426 57 
7,776 11 
2,681 73 
2,273 43 

13,357 70 
6,760 42 



Total 

Assesse 
Value. 



$m 48 

20,301 95 

11,988 78 

16,030 05 

43,262 78 

21,720 85 

15,970 59 

15,299 56 

31,169 74 

10,303 03 

30,116 56 

6, 648 28 

2,853 74 

9,818 18 

777 16 

8,261 85 

579 79 

11,244 18 

37, 443 66 

13,733 83 

19, 636 36 

35,443 51 

55,079 02 

42,406 28 

2,602.89 

6,557 60 
5,340 72 

37,088 58 
18,058 66 
15,241 17 
4,022 59 
2,250 69 
13,758 43 
5,813 96 



ASSESSMENT OF RAILROAD PROPERTY. 



31 



STATEMENT D.— Continued, 



County. 



Henderson 

Hope Mills 

Hickory 

High Point 

Hub 

Hillsboro 

Hope Mills 

Huntersville 

Hamilton 

Hot Springs 

Jacksonville 

Jamesville 

Jonesboro 

Kings Mountain.. 

Kernersville 

Kinston 

Keyser 

Kelford 

Kittrell 

Kenly 

Littleton 

Lowell 

LaGrange 

Lumberton 

Laurinburg 



Name of Town. 



Durham and Northern 

Oxford and Henderson 

Rahighand Gaston 

Wilmington and Weldon (Fayetteville Br'ch) 

Carolina and North Western 

Western North Carolina 



High Point, Randleman, Asheboro and 
Southern. 



North Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Wilmington, Chadbourne and Conway 

North Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Siock) 

Cape Pear and Yadkin Valley 

Wilin ngt'.n and Weldon 

Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio 

Hamilton Railway 

Western North Carolina 

East Carolina Land and Railway Company. 

Wilmington, Newbern and Norfolk 

Albemarle and Raleigh 

Cape Fear and Yaukin Valley 

Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line 

North Westerh North Carolina . 

Atlantic and North Carolina 



Wilmington and Weldon (Scotland Neck 
Branch.) 



Raleigh and Augusta Air Line 

Roanoke and Tar River 

Norfolk and Car >lina 

Raleigh and Gaston 



Wilmington and Weldon (Wilson and Fay- 
etteville Branch ) 



Raleigh and Gaston 

Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line. 

Atlantic and North Carolina 

Carolina Central 

Carolina Central 



Dis- 
tance 



.65 
.74 
3.. "^8 
1.80 
.81 
2.59 
2.17 

3.18 



.25 



1.75 



1,11 



Valuation 
Per Mile. 



$4,955 44 
3,872 48 
13,717 54 
14,104 45 
2,994 72 
9,863 32 
3,863 14 

11,973 70 



2.715 43 
11,973 70 



5,707 49 



5,948 50 



2.38 



1.77 
.76 
1.'22 
1.75 
1.41 
.91 
1.27 

1.36 
.57 
.74 
.55 
.94 

1.70 
1.45 
1.24 
.59 
1.60 



9,863 32 



4,186 93 
4,725 06 
5,707 49 
13,209 02 
4,342 16 
5,323 19 
8,760 42 

10,536 53 
4,133 81 



13,717 54 
14, 104 45 

13,717 54 
13, 209 02 
5,323 19 
6,426 57 
6, 426 57 



Total 
Lssessec 
Value. 



$3,221 03 
2,865 63 

46,365 28 

25,388 01 
2,425 72 

25,545 99 
8,383 01 

38,076 ; 6 
3,009 98 
2,172 34 
2,993 42 
160 36 
9,988 10 



6,602 83 



23,474 70 



7,410 86 
3,591 04 
6,963 14 
23,115 78 
6,122 44 
4,844 10 
8,585 74 

14,329 68 
2, 356 27 
9,884 69 
7,544 64 

13,258 08 

23,319 81 
19,153 07 
6, 600 75 
3,791 67 
10,282 51 



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BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STATEMENT D— Continued. 



County. 



Lilesville 

Liberty 

Lincolnton 

Lenoir 

Lexington 

Louisburg 

Lucama 

Morehead City 
Morrisville 

Maxton 

Mebane 

Madison 

Mt. Airy 

Mooresville — _ 
Monroe 

Matthews 

Mount Holly 

Milton 

McFarland . — 
Marion 

Mocksville 

Morven 

Mooresboro — 
Murphy 

Maiden 

Manly 

Macon 



Name of Town. 



Carolina Central 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Carolina Central 

Carolina and North Western __ 

Carolina and North Western 

North Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Louifeburg 

Wilmingtonand Weldon (Fayetteville Br'ch) 

Atlantic and North Carolina 

North Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Carolina Central 

North Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 



Norfolk and Western (Roanoke and South- 
ern Division.) 



Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio 

Carolina Central 

Georgia, Carolina and Northern _. 

Carolina Central 

Carolina Central 

Atlantic and Danville 

Milton and Sotherlin 

Cheraw and Darlington 

Ohio River and Charleston 

Western North Carolina 

North Carolina Midland. 

Cheraw and Darlington 

Ohio River and Cbarlestoa 

Western North Carolina 

Atlanta, Knoxville and Northern 

Carolina and North Western 

Raleigh and Augusta Air Line 

Raleigh and Gaston 



Dis- 
tance. 



1.20 
1.70 
1.13 
1.15 
1.41 
.84 



.61 

.94 

3.18 

.81 



1.64 



1.34 



.82 
2.17 

2.65 
2.12 
1.50 
1.42 
1.15 
1.62 



1.13 
.63 
1.83 
1.23 
1.15 
1.00 
1.27 
.50 
L31 
1.31 
1.35 



Valuation 
Per Mile. 



$6,426 57 
5,707 49 
6,426 57 
2,974 72 
2,994 72 

11,973 70 



3,096 80 
14,104 45 

5,323 19 
11,973 70 



5,707 49 
6, 426 57 
11,973 70 



5,707 49 

7, 243 72 

5,707 49 
5,948 50 
6,426 57 
9,298 23 
6, 426 57 
6, 426 57 



3,402 15 
5, 157 05 
9, 863 32 
2,749 81 
3,402 15 
5, 157 05 
3,713 34 
3,079 85 
2,994 72 
10,536 53 
13,717 54 



Total 

Lssessec 
Value. 



$7,711 88 

97,702 73 
7, 390 55 
3,443 92 
4, 222 56 

10,057 90 

616 80 

1,981 95 

13,258 08 

16,927 73 
9, 698 t9 
740 17 
9,360 27 
5,976 71 

16,044 75 
1, 233 GO 
4,680 01 

15,718 87 

15, 124 85 
12, 610 82 

9, 639 85 
13,203 48 

7,390 55 
10,411 04 



3,844 4-^> 

3,248 94 

18,049 87 

3,382 26 

3,912 47 

5, 157 05 

4,715 94 

1,539 92 

3,923 08 

13,802 85 

18,518 67 



ASSESSMENT OF RAILROAD PROPERTY. 



33 



STATEMENT D. — Continued. 



1 
County. 


Name of Town. 


Dis- 
tance. 


Valuation 
Per Mile. 


Total 

Assessed 
Value. 


Murfreesboro 


Murfreesboro 








Morganton 


Western North Carolina 


1.99 


$9,863 32 


$19,62S OO 


Marshall 


Western North Carolina 


1 14 


9,863 32 
6,426 57 
13.420 67 


11.244 18 


Marshville 


Carolina Central 


1 21 


7,77(; 14 
17 849 49 


Magnolia 


Wilmington and Weldon 


1 33 


Mount Olive 


Wilmington and Weldon 


.80 


13,420 67 


10,736 53 


Newbern 


Atlantic and North Carolina. 


3 54 


5 323 19 


18,844 09 
5,810 83 




Wilmington, Newbern and Norfolk 


1.39 


4,186 9-! 


Newport 


Atlantic and North Carolina 


1 06 


5 323 19 


5 642 58 


Nashville 


Wilmington and Weldon (Nashville Branch). 
Carolina and North Western 


87 


4 268 41 


3 713 51 


Newton. _ _. 


2.12 


2,994 72 


6,34S 81 




Western North Carolina . .. 


.67 


9,863 32 


6,608 42 


New London 


Yadkin- 


2.02 


2,714 92 


5,484 13 


Norwood 


Yadkin 


75 


2 714 92 


2,036 19 
7,903 73 


North Wilkesboro 


North Western North Carolina 


1.82 


4,-342 16 


Oxford 


Oxford and Clarksville 


.90 


4,963 34 


4,467 00 




Oxford and Henderson 


59 


3 872 48 


2,281 76 
18,5^3 04 
2 780 16 


Old Fort 


Western North Carolina 


1 88 


9,863 32 
4 412 96 


Pantego 

Pollocksville 


Albemarle and Pantego (X and S ) 


6J 


Wilmington, Newbern and Norfolk 


.68 


4,186 93 


2,847 11 


Parmele _ 


Albemarlf and Raleigh 


1.24 


4,725 06 


5,859 07 




Wilmington and Weldon (.Washington Br'ch) 


.34 


5,237 47 


1,780 73 




Wilmington and Weldon (Scotland Neck 
Branch.) 


1.52 


6,760 42 


10,275 84 


Pembroke 


Wilmington and Weldon (Fayetteville Br'ch) 


1.30 


14,104 45 


18,335 78 


Polkton - 


Carolina Central 


1.26 


6,426 57 


8,097 47 
26,335 06 
13 769 75 


Paint Rock 


Western North Carolina - __ _ . . 


2.67 


9,863 32 
11,973 70 


Pine Level 


North Carolina - _ . _ _ 


1.15 




Southern Railway (Rolling Stocks 






1,788 94 
614 25 


Plymouth 


Albemarle and Raleigh __ . 


.13 


4,725 06 


Pilot Mountain.— 


Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley. _. - 


1.58 


5,707 49 


9,017 84 

12,877 28 

1,47» 84 


Pineville . 


Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta 


1 35 


9,538 73 
2,025 81 


Pittsboro 


Pittsboro 


.73 


Princeton . 


North Carolina 


63 


11 973 70 


7,543 43 
715 57 




Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 






Princeville . 


Albemarle and Raleigh 


77 


4,725 08 
13,420 67 
14,104 45 


3,638 29 
13,420 67 
18,335 78 


Pikeville. 


Wilmington and Weldon 


1.00 


Rowland 


Wilmington and Weldon (Fayetteville Br'ch) 


1.30 



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STATEMENT D.— Continued. 



County. 



Red Springs- - 

Roseboro 

Rockingham 
Robersonville 
Randleman .. 

RaleigTi 



Ruffin 

Roxboro 

Reidsville 

Rennert 

Rocky Mount 

Saluda 

Star -. 

Sanford 

Statesville — 

Stanly Creek.. 
Shelby 

Salem 

Selma 

Salisbury 



Southern Pines. 
^ler City 



Name of Town. 



Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley. 
Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley. 

Carolina Central 

Albemarle and Raleigh 



High Point, Randleman, Asheboro and 
Southern. 



North Carolina 

Raleigh and Augusta Air Line 

Raleigh and Gaston 

Southern Railway 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Piedmont 

Norfolk and Western (LynchburgDivisioa).. 

Piedmont 

Wilmington and Weldon (Fayetteville Br'ch) 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Wilmington and Weldon (Nashville Branch). 

Asheville and Spartanburg 

Aberdeen and West End 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Raleigh and Augusta Air Line 

Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio 

Statesville and Western ._ 

Western North Carolina 

Carolina Central 

Carolina Central 

Ohio River and Charleston 

North Western North Carolina 

Norfolk and Western 

North Carolina 

Wilmington and Weldon (Fayetteville Br'ch) 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

North Carolina 

Yadkin 

Western North Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Raleigh and Augusta Air Line 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 



Dis- 
tance. 



1.59 
.73 

.87 
.84 
.93 

2.35 

.38 

5.18 



Valuation 
Per Mile. 



1.26 

.98 

2.74 

2.30 

1.42 

.26 

1.06 

1.00 

2.98 

1.80 

.66 

.78 

2.17 

.63 

1.35 

1.36 

1.50 

.25 

2.65 

1.89 



2.98 

.52 

2.76 



1.78 
1.41 



$5,707 49 
5,707 49 
6,426 57 
4,725 06 
3,863 14 

11,973 70 
10,536 53 
13,7 7 54 



15,706 03 
5,522 22 
15,706 03 
14,104 45 
13,420 67 
4,268 41 
7,776 11 
2,509 36 
5,707 49 
10,536 53 
5,948 50 
2,325 28 
9,863 32 
6,426 57 
6,426 57 
5,157 05 
4,342 16 
7,243 72 
11,973 70 
14,104 45 



Total 

Assessed 

Value. 



11,973 70 
2,714 92 
9,863 32 



10,536 53 
5,707 49 



$9,074 91 
4, 166 47 

5.591 21 
3,969 05 

3.592 72 

28,138 19 
4,003 88 

71.056 85 
10,000 00 

1,233 60 
19,789 59 

5,411 78 
43,034 51 
32,440 23 

19.057 35 
1,109 78 
8,242 67 
2,509 36 

17,008 32 

18,965 75 
8,926 01 
1,813 71 

21,403 40 
4.048 73 
8,675 86 
7,013 59 
6,513 24 
1,810 94 

31,730 30 

19,605 18 
1,233 60 

35,681 62 
1,411 75 

27,222 76 
1,603 68 

18,755 02 
8,047 56 



ASSESSMENT OF RAILROAD PROPERTY. 



35 



STATEMENT D. -Continued. 



County. 



Smithfield .__. 

Stoneville 

Sylva 

Springhope 

Scotland Neck 

Seaboard 

Tryon City 

Tarboro 

Trinity 

Thomasville __ 

Taylorsville 

Troy 

Victoria 

Vuughan.-. L_ 
Weldon 

Wilmington ._ 



Wallace 

Warsaw 

Wilson 

Whitaker 

Windfall 

Williamston 
Wake Forest 
Winston 



Name of Town. 



Wilmington and Weldon 

Norfolk and Western (Roanoke and South'rn) 

Western North Carolina 

Wilmington and Weldon (Nashville Br'ch)-_ 

Wilmington and Weldon (Scotl'd Neck Br'ch) 

Seaboard and Roanoke 

Asheville and Spartanburg 

Albemarle and Raleigh 

Norfolk and Carolina 

Wilmington and Weldon (Tarboro Branch)— 

High Point, Randleman, Asheboro and 
Southern. 

North Carolina 

Southern Railway (Rolling Stock) 

Statesville and Western 

Aberdeen and West End 

Asheville an(^ Spartanburg 

Western North Carolina 

Raleigh and Gaston 

Seaboard and Roanoke 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Raleigh and Gaston 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 

Carolina Central 

Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta 

Wilmington, Newbern and Norfolk -___ 

Wilmington Sea Coast 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Wilmington and Weldon (Clinton Branch) — 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Wilmington and Weldon 

Norfolk and Southern 

Albemarle and Raleigh 

Raleigh and Gaston 

North Carolina Midland 

North Western North Carolina 

Norfolk and Western 



Dis- 
tance. 



1.20 
1.11 

.81 
1.18 
1.38 
1.15 
1.20 

.23 



1.65 



.76 

.25 

.14 

3.23 

1.15 

1.68 

1.22 

1.88 

.15 

4.81 



2.60 
3.89 

.91 
1.42 

.18 
1.13 
1.28 

.63 

.41 
1.30 
1.36 
2.63 



Valuation 
Per Mile. 



$7,243 72 
3,713 34 
4,268 41 
6,760 42 

15,057 85 
7,776 11 
4,725 06 

13,357 70 

13,382 87 
8,863 14 

11,973 70 



2,325 18 
2,509 36 
7,776 11 
9,863 32 
13,717 54 
15,057 85 
13,420 67 
13, 717 54 
5,707 49 
6,426 57 



4,186 93 

13, 420 67 

13,420 67 

13,420 67 

4,235 45 

13, 420 67 

13, 420 67 

11,860 41 

4,725 06 

13,717 54 

2,749 81 

4,342 16 

7,243 16 



Total 

Assessed 

Value. 



$8,693 46 
4,121 80 
3,457 41 
7,977 30 

20,779 83 
8,942 52 
5,670 07 
3,072 27 
9,100 35 
3,399 56 

19,756 60 

1,233 60 

1,767 21 

627 34 

1,088 65 

31,858 52 

15,775 17 

25,297 18 

16,373 21 

25,788 97 

856 12 

31,104 91 



10,886 02 

52,206 40 

12,212 80 

19,057 35 

762 38 

15, 165 35 

17,178 45 

7, 472 05 

1,937 27 

17, 832 80 

3,739 74 

11,419 88 

19,049 98 



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BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STATEMENT D.— Continued. 



County. 



Waco 

Waxhaw 

Warren ton _. 
Whiteville _. 
Waynesville 

Whittier 

Washington. 
Youngsville. 



Name of Town, 



Carolina Central 

Georgia, Carolina and Northern 

Warrenton 

Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta — 

Western North Carolina 

Western North Carolina 

Wilmington and Weldon (Washington Br'ch) 
Raleigh and Gaston 



Dis- 
tance. 



l.iO 
.60 



1.25 
1.37 
1.07 
1.27 

.75 



Valuation 
Per Mile. 



$6, 426 57 
9,298 23 



12, 143 98 
3,713 34 
3.713 34 
5, 237 47 

13,717 54 



Total . 

Assessed 
Value. 



$7,069 22 
5,578 93 



15, 179 93 

5,087 27 
3, 973 27 
6,651 58 
10,288 15 



ASSRSSMENT OF PULLMAN PALACE CAR COMPANY. 



37 



ASSESSMENT OF PULLMAN'S PALACE CAR COMPANY 



STATEMENT E. — Showing the total number of cars requined to operate each line through the 
State, the total value of the cars in each line, the number of miles of each line within the 
State of North Carolina, and the proportional value of the cars in each line according to 
the number of miles in North Carolina, with a HecajTitulation showing the total number 
of cars operated on each Railroad through the State, the total mileage of lines running 
over such Railroad, the total number of cars required to operate them, with the total value 
of such cars, the total number of miles of aill lines running over such roads in the State 
of North Carolina, and the proportional value of sucli cars according to the mileage in 
the State of North Carolina, and the apportionment to the different Counties. 



ATLA-NTIG COAST LINE. —Standard Sleeping Cars at $5,000 Each. 



Number and Name of Liae. 



Lsd Jersey City and Pt. Tampa.. _ 
l,s7 Wilniingfon and Wilson 

189 Wilmington and Charle!=tc)n-_ 

190 Jersey City and Jacksonville- 

l!j6 Jersey City and Macon 

197 Jersey City and Jackson ville. 
59) Washington and Atlanta 



Tofal 

Mileage 

of 

Line. 



1,290 j 
lOS j 
212 I 

1,024 
920 

1,024 
718 



Total 

Ctrs 
r'q'r'd 



5, 296 



Total 

Value of 

Cars. 



I Proportion 
Mileage of value 
in according to 
North ! the Mileage 
Car'lina ' in North 
Carolina. 



$25,000 
5,000 
10,000 
20,000 
20,000 
25,000 
15,000 



181.78 
108.00 
65.16 
181.78 
181.78 
18'. 78 
9.18 



14 120,000 909.46 



m, 522 79 
6,000 00 
3,073 58 
3,550 39 
3,951 74 
4,437 99 
191 78 



23,7-'8 27 



SOUTHERN RAILWAY. - Standard Sleeping Cars at $5,000 Each. 



5C0 Jersey Ciiy and NewOrleans. 
561 Jers^-y City and New Orleans. 
56! Richmond and Charlotte 

565 Jersey City and Jacksonville- 

566 Jersey City and Tampa 

568 Greensboro and Raleigh 

569 Pinner's Pointand Nashvilie^ 

570 Jersey City and Memphis 

571 Charlotte and Augusta 

572 Jersey City and Nashville .— 
590 Cincinnati and Jacksonville . 



1,868 
1,368 

283 

997 

1,209 

81 

982 
1,293 

191 
1,095 

879 



9,746 



44 



$25,000 
25,000 
15,000 
20,000 
25,000 
10,000 
20,000 
25,000 
10,00!) 
25,000 
20,000 



220,000 ],885, 



177. 3 
177.3 
135. 9 
147.4 
147.4 

81 
465 
177.3 

11.5 
277.5 



$3,210 13 
3,240 13 
7,203 18 
2,956 87 
3,047 97 

10,000 00 
9,470 47 
3,428 07 
602 09 
6,335 62 
2,009 10 



51,533 



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BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



SEABOARD AIR LINE.— Standard Sleeping Cars at $5,000 Each. 



Number and Name of Line. 



Total 

Mileage 

of 

Line. 



595 Washington and Atlanta -- 

596 Portsmouth and Chester .. 

597 Portsmouth and Nashville 



718 
371 

886 



1,975 



Total 

Cars 

r'q'r'd 



10 



Total 

Value of 

Cars. 



I Mileage 

in 
i North 
i Car'lina 



$15,000 
10,000 
25,000 



260. f) 
309.5 
278.9 



50,000 849.0 



Proportion 

of value 

according to 

the Mileatre 

in North 

Carolina. 



$5,444 29 
8,342 33 
7,869 64 



21,656 25 



RECAPITULATION. 



Atlantic Coast Line .. _ 


5,296 
9,746 
1,975 


24 
44 
10 


$120,000 
220,000 
50,000 


909.46 

1,885.9 
849.0 


$23,728 27 
51,533 63 






21,656 25 






17,017 


78 


390,000 


3,644.36 


96,918 15 



Apportioned to the following Counties : 

PULLMAN'S PALACE CAR COMPANY. 
County. Valuation. 

Wake $5,249 04 

Durham 2,346 56 

Orange 2,220 12 

Alamance 2, 590 14 

Guilford 5, 136 82 

Caswell 863 38 

Rockingham 2,713 45 

Davidson 3, 876 76 

Rowan 3,260 16 

Cabarrus 2,543 46 

Mecklenburg 4,250 20 

Gaston 3,206 84 

Cleveland 1,110 06 

Iredell 1,472 52 

Catawba 1,682 88 

Burke ^ 2, 173 72 

McDowell . 2, .884 08 

Buncombe 2,874 96 

Madison 2,243 84 

Northampton 2,058 05 

Halifax 3,774 90 

Warren 1,766 40 

Vance 1,612 80 

Franklin 998 40 

Chatham __ 1,228 80 



ASSESSMENT OF PULLMAN PALACE CAR COMPANY. 39 

Moore $2,918 40 

Richmond 3,071 'i") 

Union ],G89 60 

Anson 2,073 00 

Nash 941 05 

Edgecombe 1, 455 50 

Wilson 3,526 75' 

Johnston . 2,766 50 

Harnett 513 30 

Cumberland 2, 737 60 

Robeson 2, 908 32 

New Hanover • 750 94 

Brunswick 550 32 

Columbus •- 2,293 38 

Pender 1,130 22 

Duplin 1,521 95 

Wayne 1,391 49 

Randolph 123 34 

Bertie. 280 00 

Hertford 320 00 

Gates 320 00 



} 



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ASSESSMENT OF TELEGRAPH COMPANIES. 



STATEMENT F.— Showing Counties, Towns and Valuation. 



WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. 



3,230.10 Miles of Line, j 

9,153.36 Miles Excess Wire, V Value 

Battery and Office Furniture, ) 



$381,752.86 



Apportioned as Follows : 



County. 



Alamance — 
Alexander .. 

Anson 

Beaufort 

Bladen 

Bertie 

Brunswick _. 
Buncombe _. 

Burke 

Cabarrus — _. 

Caldwell 

Camden 

Carteret 

Caswell 

Catawba — . 
Chatham — . 
Cherokee -__. 

Chowan 

Cleveland __ 
Columbus — 

Craven 

Cumberland 
Currituck __ 
I^avidson _. 

Davie 

Duplin 

Durham 

Edgecombe 

Forsyth 

Franklin 

Gaston 



Total 
Valuation. 



$2, 



320,64 
544.56 
718. 06 
347. 34 
029. 90 
283.70 
252.56 
252. 72 
580. 12 
980. 60 
740. 56 
251.40 
894.28 
805.46 
691.28 
259. 80 
183. 50 
201.86 
257. 12 
869. 48 
738.08 
801.94 
715.46 
825. 66 
582.32 
715. 40 
654.72 
448.48 
971. 52 
023. 62 
247.06 



County. 



(iates 

Granville 

(iuilford 

Halifax 

Harnett 

Haywood 

f [encierson 

Hertford 

Iredell 

Jackson 

Johnston 

Jones 

Lenoir 

Lincoln 

Macon 

Madison 

Martin 

McDowell 

Mecklenburg-- 

Mitchell 

Moore 

Nash 

New Hanover- 
Northampton . 

Onslow 

Orange 

Pasquotank ._. 

Pender 

• 
Perquimans __ 

Person 

Pitt 



Total 
Valuation. 



$1,268.50 
3,467.68 
30,859.88 
11,100.24 
1,524.90 
1,080.40 
1,839.62 
1,255.04 
3,554.72 
1,123.96 
9,184.64 

839. 36 
1,574.26 
1,513.26 

124. 96 

2, 814. 42 

2,504.10 

3,092.04 

24,429.60 

242.00 
3,637.88 

941.76 
7,386.30 
8,019.34 
1,806.80 
2,948.82 

604.10 
8,512.34 

797.54 
1, 615. 88 
2, 812. 60 



ASSESSMENT OF TELEGRAPH COMPANIES. 



41 



WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY— Continued. 



County. 



Total 
Valuation. 



Polk j $873. 12 

Randolph ' 2,y02.00 

Richmond 6,470.12 

Robeson ' 8,060.52 

Rockingham 17,473.14 

Rowan . 17,041.26 

Rutherford 1,136.46 

Sampson j 2,801.78 

Stanly i 1,051.40 

Stokes 1,765.48 



County. 



Total 
Valuation, 



Surry $2,451.00 

Swain 1,878.52 

Union i 3,552.54 

Vance 1 2,635.58 

WaKe I 9,158.26 

Warren | 2,452.-50 

Washington ' 224.78 

Wayne 9,896.52 

Wilkes 872.10 

Wilson 7,375.74 



Town. 



Albemarle 

Ahoskie 

Asheboro 

Aberdeen 

Asheville 

Apex 

Ayden 

Battleboro 

Benson 

Black Creek.. 
Burlington ... 
Bryson City .. 

Bethel 

Burgaw 

Charlotte 

Cameron 

Cherryville .. 

Claremont 

Clayton 

Clinton •. 

Cary 

Coneto — 



T<.tal 
Valuation 



$52. 

49, 

63. 

95. 
1,218, 

89. 

27, 
179, 

94 
1.12. 
307 

50. 

25. 

107, 

3,638, 

87 

66, 
116, 
215, 

42 
421, 

42. 



50 
,98 

10- 

98 
,16 

22 
.84 
.96 
.60 
,74 
.22 
.74 
,96 
.88 
,90 
.58 t 
.42 i 

50 

02 

02 

8D 



Town. 



China Grove 

Concord 

Chadbourne 

Canton 

Cleveland 

Conover 

Clyde 

Davidson College 

Durham 

Dallas 

Dillsboro 

Dunn 

Ellenboro 

Earle's 

Elk Park 

Everett 

Elkin 

Enfield 

Elm City 

Forest City 

Franklinton 

Four Oaks 



Total 
Valuation. 



$658.52 

789.04 

803.30 

41.30 

150.52 

107.02 

47.58 

97.90 

495.98 

46.72 

44,78 

166. 56 

85.48 

59.66 

69.86 

50.74 

56.68 

412.20 

403.78 

51.14 

88.42 

82.70 



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WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY.— Continued. 



Town. 



Fair Bluff 

Fayetteville 

Fremont 

Faison 

Grover 

Gastonia 

Goldsboro 

Greensboro 

Greenville 

Grifton 

Hendersonville - 

Hobgood 

Henderson 

Hickory 

High Point 

Hillsboro 

Hope Mills 

Huntersville 

Hot Springs 

Jacksonville 

James ville 

Jonesboro 

Kings Mountain 

Kernersville 

Kinston 

Keyser , — 

Kelford 

Klttrell 

Kenly 

Littleton 

Lowell 

LaGrange 

Lumberton 

Lisurinburg 

Lilesville 

Liberty 

Lincolnton 

Lenoir, 



Total 
Valuation 



$142. 
770. 
165, 
188 
261 
402. 
859, 
3,508. 

37 

45 

92, 
127, 
361, 
285. 
775 

75. 
181, 

23. 

92, 

47. 

35. 
128. 
609. 
121. 
127. 

97. 

83. 

65. 
104. 
119 
500. 

68 

65 
211. 
170. 

96. 

97 

77. 



Town. 



Lexington 

Lucama 

Mcrrehead City 

Morrisville 

Maxton 

Mebane 

Madison 

Mt. Airy 

Mooresville 

Monroe 

Matthews 

Mount Holly 

Milton 

McFarland 

Marion 

Mocksville 

Morven 

Murphy 

Maiden 

Manly 

Macon 

Murfreesboro 

Morganton 

Marshall 

Magnolia 

Mount Olive 

Newbern 

Newport 

Nashville 

Newton 

New London 

Norwood 

North Wilkesboro 

Oxford , 

Old Fort 

Permele 

Polkton 

Pine Level 



ASSESSMENT OF TELEGRAPH COMPANIES 



43 



WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY— Continned. 



Town. 



Total 
Valuation 



Plymouth 

Pilot Mountain 

Pineville 

Pollocksville — 

Pibeville 

Rowland 

Red Springs 

Roseboro 

Rockingham __ 
Robersonville . 

Randleman 

Raleigh 

Roxboro 

Reidsville 

Rocky Mount-- 

Saluda 

Sanford 

Statesville 

Stanly Creek- 
Shelby 

Salem 

Selma 

Salisbury 

Southern Pines 

Siler City 

Smithfield 



$61.36 

55.32 
267.92 

37.16 
209.00 

81.76 
111.88 

38.14 
122. 40 

39.86 

32.42 
,700.24 

36.48 
700.72 
778.98 

82.22 
142. 86 
280.94 

55.24 
246.34 

46.66 
432. 42 
,314.50 
105.06 

78.34 



Town. 



Stoneville 

Sylva 

Springhope 

Scotland Neck 

Seaboard 

Tryoa City 

Trinity 

Tarboro 

Thomasville — 
Taylorsville__. 

Vaughan 

Weldon 

Wilmington .. 

Wallace 

Warsaw 

Wilson 

Whitaker 

Windfall 

Williamston — 
Wake Forest — 

Winston 

Waxhaw 

Warrenton 

Whiteville 

Waynesville __ 
Washington ._ 



Total 
Valuation. 



$71.54 

44.76 

38.38 

59. 90 

116.50 

71.36 

50.74 

371.46 

788. 90 

122.78 

76.82 

923. 72 

2,768.90 

181.82 

3«8. 68 

584. 16 

865.82 

37.00 

27.88 

121.76 

521.20 

. 53.94 

74.62 

192. 26 

« 59. 36 

57.44 



44 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



ATLANTIC POSTAL TELEGRAPH COMPANY 



STATEMENT G. 
ATLANTIC POSTAL TELEGRAPH COMPANY. 



County or Corporation. 



Bladen 

Brunswick ___ 

Columbus 

Cumberland-- 

Durham 

PVanklin 

Halifax 

Harnett 

Johnston 

New Hanover 
Northampton 

Richmond 

Rnbeson 

Vance 

\Vake_ 

Warren 



Miles of 
Poles. 



47.60 

18.90 

8.50 

43.28 

13.50 

12.90 

9.50 

21.00 

1.00 

2.00 

5.20 

19.45 

18.04 

20.30 

47. 29 

25.20 



Value of 
Poles. 



$1,570.80 
458.70 
280.50 
1,428.24 
445.50 
425.70 
313. 50 
693.00 
33.00 

m. 00 

171.60 
641.85 
595, 32 
669. 90 
1,557.60 
831.60 



308.57 10,182 81 



Miles of j Value of 
Wire. I Wire. 



Value of 

other 
Property. 



27, 
17, 

214. 
13 
90 
66. 

147, 

4, 
36, 
116, 
108, 
142, 
253, 
176 



1,516.62 



$1,428.00 j $20.00 

417.00 ! 

255.00 1 

3,218.70 ! 

202.50 i ... 



1,354.50 L 

997.50 I 
2,205.00 1. 

105.00 ! 
60.00 j_ 

546.00 
1,750.50 
1,623.60 1^ 
2,131.50 !. 
3,808.50 |. 
2,646.00 j. 



10.00 



20.00 



22,749.30 



50.00 



Total 
Value. 



$3 



,018.80 
875.70 
535.50 
,616.94 
618.00 
780.20 
,321.00 
,898.00 
l:'8.00 
126.00 
717.60 
,412.35 
,218.92 
,801.40 
,366.10 
,477.60 



32,982.11 



Cities and Towns. 


Miles of 
Poles. 


Value of 

Poles. 


Miles of 
Wire. 


Value of 
Wire. 


Value of 

other 
Property. 


Total 
Value. 


Durham . 


.60 
.60 
.75 
1.25 
2.55 
.25 
.25 


$60.00 
60.00 
24.75 
41.25 

255.00 

8.25 

25.00 


.60 
7.80 
5.25 
8.75 
22.10 
1.75 

.50 


9.00 
117.00 
78.75^ 
131.50 
331.50 
26.25 
7.50 


$2.5.00 
75.00 
10.00 
20.00 

125.00 
10.00 

150.00 


$94.00 


Fayetteviile . 


252. 00 


Franklinton 

Henderson _ _ _ 


113.50 
192 75 


Raleigh_ 


711 50 


Warrenton _ . _____ 


44.50 


Wilmington 


182.50 








314.82 


10,657.06 


1,563.37 


23,450.80 


465.00 


34,572.86 



ASSESSMENT OF TELEGRAPH COMPANIES. 



4." 



STATEMENT H. --Miscellaneous Telegraph Companies. 



Name of Company. 



No. 
Miles. 



Carthage Telegraph Line 

Moore County 

Pittsboro Telegraph Line 

Chatham County 

Pittsboro.— 

Louisburg Telegraph Company 

Franklin County 

United Telegraph Company 

Hertford County 

Northampton County 

Cleveland Springs Telegraph Company. 

Cleveland County 

Shelby 

Oak Ridge and Stokesdale Tel. Co 

Guilford County 

Elizabeth City and Norfolk Tel. Co 

Camden County 

Pasquotank Countj' 

Perquimans County 

Chowan Countj' 

Lenoir and Blowing Rock Tel. Co 

Caldwell County 

Watauga County 

Swepsonville Telegraph Company 

Alamance County .._ 

Carolina Postal Telegraph Company .__ 
Cumberland County 

Wilmington and Southport 

Brunswick County 



Total 

Value of 

Line. 



Battery, 
Etc. 



Total. 



$200.00 I $10.00 I $210.00 



210.00 



200.00 



75.00 



52 



40.00 



1,300.00 



22 



UO.OO 



80.00 



160.00 



10.00 



250.00 



10.00 



10.00 



50.00 



200.00 



85.00 



50.00 



1,850.00 



40.00 1 480.00 



5.00 165.00 



Appor- 
tionment. 



$210. 00 



250.00 
5.21 



200.00 



26.66 
53. o4 



60.00 
15.00 



140.00 

259.60 
493.30 
467.30 
129.80 

436.37 
43.63 



80.00 



165.00 



500.00 



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BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



ASSESSMENT OF STEAMBOAT AND CANAL PROPERTY. 



STATEMENT I. — Showing Assessment of Steamboat and Canal Property. 









Valuation 


Owners 


Kind of Property. 


Location. 


and Ap- 
portion- 
ment. 


Fleetwood & Jackson _ _ 




Perquimans 

Brunswick 


$5,000 00 


C F. T and Trans. Company 


Three Steamers 


26 000 00 


J. G. &F. Wood 


Five Steamers 


Chowan 


3,500.00 


Nf>w TJprnft Tinmber CoTnpany 


One Steamer 


Craven 


250 00 


J. W. Harper _- 


One Steamer 


Brunswick 


8,000.00 
650.00 


H. G. Wood 


Two Steamers 


Chowan 


Branning Manufacturing Company 




Chowan .. 


6.000 00 


Roanoke and Tar River Steam boat Company- 
Guard & Thornton 




Martin _ 


6,000.00 
500 00 


One Steamer 


Pasquotank 

Pitt . . 


Moccasin River Steamboat Company . 


One Steamer __ 


1,000.00 


Tar River Oil Company 


One Steamer 


Edgecombe 


2,500 00 




One Steamer 

Two Steamers 


800 00 


Charles Wessell. 


New Han over. — 


1,200.00 


Fairfield and Elizabeth City Trans. Co 

J. C. Whitty 




Hyde 


1,000.00 


One Steamer 


Craven 


1,000.00 


D W. Roper & Co 


One Steamer 


Chowan 


800 00 


Blick River Packet Co - . _ 


Two Steamers- 


Pender 


3,000.00 


W, H Ward 


One Steamer 

One Steamer 


Pender 


500 00 


Pearlie May Steamboat Company 


Craven 


600.00 


Lassiter & Jones. _, . __ 


One Steamer 


Craven „ __ 


1,300.00 


New Berne and Snow Hill Steamboat Co. . - 


Two Steamers-. 


Craven , 


800.00 


A 1 bemarle and Chesapeake Canal Co 




Currituck 


100,000.00 


Walter Taft. ._ 


Two Steamers ..... 


New Hanover .. 


950.00 


Fairfield Canal and Turnpike Company 

Cape Fear River Transportation Company 




Hyde 


8,917 00 


Two Steamers 


Cumberland _— 


5,100.00 


W. B. & F. G. Dixon ^ 


One Steamer 




400.00 




Camden _ 


8,000.00 






Pasquotank 


8,000.00 



ASSESSMENT OF STEAMBOAT PROPERTY. 



47 



STATEMENT I. -Continued. 









Valuation 


Owners. 


Kind of Pijoperty. 


Location, 


and Ap- 
portion- 
ment. 


Wilmington Steamship Company 


One Steamer 


Pasquotank 


S7, 142.86 




^ 


Camden 


7,142.88 






Dare 


7,142.86 






Hyde 


7,142.86 






Carteret 


7,142.86 




• 


Pamlico 


7,142.86 






Craven 


7,142.86 


Old Dominion Steamship Company _ 


Four Steamers and 
wharves. 


Beaufort 

Pitt 


15,500.00 
1,500.00 








Edgecombe. 


500.00 






Pasquotank 


1,357.14 






Camden 


1,357.14 






Dare 


5,357.14 






Hyde 


1,357.14 






Carteret J 


1,357.15 






Pamlico 


1,357.15 






Craven 


7,357.14 



48 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



ATLANTIC COAST LINE SYSTEM. 



Lines Owned, Leased, Controlled and Operated in North Carolina. 

MILES. 

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad 161.40 

Branches— 

Tarboro Branch 67.71 

Scotland Neck Branch 85.82 

Midland Branch , 21.50 

Wilson and Fayetteville Branch— Short Cut 116.20 

Nashville Branch 19.20 

Clinton Branch 13.43 

Washington Branch 2.5.39 

Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta Railroad, including Conway Branch __ 93.80 

Cherawand Darliuiiton Railroad 14.27 

Petersburg Railroad , n.98 

Norfolk and Carolina 66.60 

Spurs JO. 

702.50 



WILMINGTON AND WELDON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



NAME. 


TERMINALS. 


Miles of 

line for 

each road 

named. 


Miles of 

line for 

each class 




1 

From— To— 


of roads 
named. 


Wilmington and>Weldon 


Wilmington 

Contentnea 

Rocky Mount 

Pender 

Parraele 

Rocky Mount 

Warsaw 

Goldsboro 


Weldon 


161 40 


161 40 


Branches. 
Wilson and Fayetteville 


N. andS. C. State Line, 
Plymouth 


116. 20 
67.71 
85.82 
25.39 
19.20 
13.43 
21,50 
10.20 










Washington 

Springhope 




Nashville 




Clinton 


Clinton 

Smithfleld _ . _ __ 




Midland 


349 25 


Spurs to mills and factories . 




10 20 




. 








520. 85 



CAPITAL STOCK. 

Number of shares authorized— common 30,000 

Par value of shares $100.00 

Total par value authorized 3,000,000.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 3,000,000.00 

Dividends declared during year— amount 195,000,00 

Rate of interest, 6>^ per cent. 



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49 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 





Time. 


Amount of 

Authorized 

Issue. 


Amount 

Issued. 


Amount 
Outstanding. 


Cash Real- 
ized on 
Amount 
Issued. 


. Class ot Bond or 
Obligation. 


o 6 




General first mortgage 

General first mortgage 

General first mortgage 


1885 
1897 


1933 
193) 
1914 

1937 


$3,062,000.00 
938,000.00 
500,000.00 

380,000.00 
2,500,000.00 


«3, 062,000.00 
938,000.00 
500,00D.00 

380,000.00 
2,500,000.00 


$3,062,000.00 
938,000.00 
500,000.00 

380,000.00 
2,500,000.00 


$3,062,000.00 
938,000.00 
500,000.00 

380,000.00 


Certificates of indebt'dness 

W. and W. special trust 
certificate 


1888 
1887 


W. and W. certificate of 
indebtedness _ . 






Grand total 


7,380,000.00 


7,380,000.00 


7,380,000,00 


4,880,000.00 



Class of Bond or Obligation. 



General first mortgage - 
General first mortgage. 
General first mortgage. 



Interest. 



Rate 

per 

Cent. 



Certificates of indebtedness— 

W. and W. special trust certificate 

W. and W. certificate of indebtedness. 

Total 

Grand total 



When 
Payable. 



Jan. and July 
Jan. and July 
Jan. and July 

May and Nov. 



Amount 

Accpued 

During Year. 



$153,100.00 
57,236.88 
20,000.00 



22,800.00 
175,000.00 



428,136.88 



428,136.88 



Amount 
Paid Dur- 
ing Year. 



$153,100.00 
57,236.88 
20,000.00 

22,800.00 
175,000.00 



448,136.88, 



428,136.88 



RECAPITULATION OF FUNDED DEBT. 

Mortgage bonds— amount issued $7,380,00^.00 

Amount outstanding 7,380,000.00 

Interest— amount accrued during year 428, 136. 88 

Amount paid during year 428. 136.88 

* Irredeemable. 



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BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 



Cash 

Bills receivable 

Due trom agents 

Cash deposited to pay coupons 



$286, 487. 67 

8,526.79 

29, 694. 44 

95,335.00 



Total 8419,843.90 

LIABILITIES. 

Audited vouchers and accounts 

Wages and salaries 

Net traffic balances due to other companies 

Dividends not called for 

Matured interest coupons unpaid 

Miscellaneous 

Total current liabilities I 

Balance— cash assets 



8419,843.90 


$17,843.71 


70,581.55 


66,546.88 


3,772.60 


95,360.63 


3,927.0) 


258,035.27 


161,808.63 



Total 419,843.90 

RECAPITULATION. 

Capital stock— total amount outstanding $3,000,000.00 

Bonds— total amount outstanding 7,380,000.00 



Total 10,360,000.00 



Capital stock— amount per mile of line (520.85 miles) 
Bonds— amount per mile of Ime (520.85 milps) 



5,760.00 
14, lfi9. 00 



Total 19,929.00 

COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., during the year $8,350.00 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1896 10,793,892,32 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1897 10,802,242.32 

Cost per mile 20,739.64 

INCOME ACCOUNT. 



Gross earnings from operations 


$1,874,813.65 
1,088,840.98 













785,972.67 


Miscellaneous income— less expenses 


34,225.78 




' 


Income from other sources 




34,225.78 






Total income .- - 




820,198.45 


Deductions from Income— 

Interest on funded debt accrued 


428,136.88 

12,500.00 
43,949.13 




Interest on interest-bearing current liabilities accrued, not 
otherwise provided for.- . 




TaxeS' - 












484 586 01 








Net income 




335,612.44 




195,000.00 






Total — _ _ — - 




195,000.00 






Surplus from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 




140,612.44 
467,453.76 


Surplus on June 30, 1896, [From " General Balance Sheet," 1896 








Deductions for year 


608,066.20 

24,015.25 

584,050.95 


Surplus on June 30, 1897, [For entry on "General Balance Sheet"] 





WILMINGTON AND WELDON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



51 



EARNINGS PROM OPERATION. 



Item. 



Total 
Receipts. 



Passknger— 

Total passenger revenue 

Mail 

Express 

Extra baggage and storage 

Total passenger earnings 

Total freight earnings 

Total passenger and freight earnings 

Telegraph companies 

Rents from tracks, yards, and terminals ._ 

Other sources 

Total other earnings 



Total gross earnings from operation— en- 
tire line 



Deductions, 
Account of Actual 

Repayments, Earnings. 
etc. 



$424,772.80 

105,911,63 

55,201.18 

4,609.15 

590,494.76 

1,235,289.60 

1,825,784.36 

4,915.13 

20,807.94 

23,306.22 

49,029.29 

1,874,813.65 



RENTALS RECEIVED. 

Tracks— situated Selma to Tarboro, leased by Southern Railway, $20, 807. 94. 

MISCELLANEOUS INCOME. 

Interest, rents, etc , net miscellaneous income §19,507.80 

Operating hotels, net miscellaneous income—- 2,147.35 

From lease of Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta R. R., net miscellaneous income 12,570.63 

Total 34,.: 5.78 



52 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 
OPERATIN^G EXPENSES. 



Item. 



Maintenance of Way and Structures— 

Repairs of roadway 

Renewals of rails.— 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals offences, road crossings, signs, and cattle guards 

Repairs and renewals of buildings and fixtures 

Repairs and renewals of docks and wharves 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Maintenanck of Equipment— 

Superintendence 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses . 

Total 

Conducting Transportation— 

Superintendence 

Engine and roundhouse men 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow, and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses 

Station service 

Station supplies 

Car mileage— balance 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 



$112,375.91 

28,302.90 

67,572.77 

4o,3:)6.67 

1,801.91 

43,937.96 

1,489.04 

38.46 

259.84 

5.29 



291,14175 



8,036.17 

67,25ft. 86 

45,535 id 

111,662.38 

340. 85 

8,227.32 

228.16 

7,499.79 



248,787.02 



18,541.93 
75,983.50 
121,666.64 

5,496.34 

5,192.80 
757.83 
52,349.10 
11,559.94 
13,087.91 
24,5")9.00 
64,601.49 

3,2o9.60 
13,439.66 
19,359.78 

3,000.84 



WILMINGTON AND WELDON RAILROAD COMPANY. 53 

OPERATING EXPENSES— Continued. 



Item. 



Clearing wrecks 

Operating marine equipment 

Advertising : _ 

Outside agencies 

Stocli yards and elevators 

Rents for traciis, yards and terminals 

Rents of buildings and other property 

St itionery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Gknekal Expenses— 

Salaries of General Officers 

Siilaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Recapitulation of Expenses— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

C< >ii ducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings -entire line 



Amount. 



8171.02 

229. 67 

6,065.31 

31,361.16 

578.55 

9,950.78 

1,185.02 

11,811.32 

508.14 



494,717.83 



17,195.81 
11,506.95 
5,711.46 
6,606.55 
8,676.55 
2,336.50 
2,159.06 



54,192.88 



291,143.75 
248,787.02 
494,717.33 
54,192.88 



,088,840.98 



.58 



54 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMxMISSTONERS. 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



Juke 30, 1896. 


ASSETS. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$ 10,793,892 32 
483,059 06 




$10,802,242.32 
419,843.90 


$8,350.00 






$63,215,16 


Grand total _ _.. _ . 




11,276,951 38 


11,222,086.22 


-— ■-- 


54, 865. 16 


Liabilities. 
Capital stock - __. 




3,000,000 00 

7,316,000 00 

493,497 62 

467,453 76 


3,000,000.00 

7,380,000.00 

258,'035.27 

584,050.95 




' 




64,000.00 




Current liabilities _ 


235, 462. 35 


Profit and loss 


116,597.19 




Grand total 




11,276,951.38 


11,222,086.22 




54, 865. 16 







WILMINGTON AND WELDON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



55 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 


Number. 


Total No 
of Days 
Worked. 


Total Yearly 
Compensa- 
tion. 


Average 
Daily 

Compen- 
sation, 


General officers, ") ( 

V A proportion of -< 

General office clerks, ) ( 


18 
64 
73 

109 
53 
54 
33 
76 
56 
88 

170 
64 

392 
47 
36 
55 


6,570 
23,360 
26, 645 
34,008 
17,490 
17,820 
10, 890 
25,080 
17, 472 
27,456 
53,040 
23, 360 
122, 804 
15,510 
13,140 
17, 160 


$17,195.81 
11,506.95 
38,245.92 
32,000.16 
58,947.36 
18,296.40 
30,^^20. 01 
22,468.24 
44,611.92 
51,968.52 
53,113.80 
30,840.00 
89,228.24 
13,936.20 
23,160.00 
15,511.80 


$2.61 

.49 

1.43 




.94 


Enginemen _ _ 


3.31 


Firemen _ _____ 


1.02 


Conductors _ . 


2.84 




.89 




2.55 


Carpenters 


1.89 
1.00 




1.27 


Other trackmen . 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph operators and dispatchers.- 


.73 

.89 
1.76 


All other employees and laborers 


90 






Total (iL eluding "General Officers"— N.C.- 
Less "General Officers" 


1,388 
18 


451,305 
6,570 


551,957.36 
17, 195.^1 


1.22 

2 61 






Total (excluding " General OfficeKs ")— N. C- 


1,370 


444,735 


534,761.55 


1.20 


DlSTRIBUTION OF ABOVE— 

General administration 

Maintenance of way and structures 


82 
511 
314 
481 


29,930 
162,824 

97,968 
160,583 


28,702.76 
135,580.04 
149,691.24 
237,980.32 


.95 

83 


Maintenance of equipment 


1 52 


Conducting transportation 


1.48 


Total (including "General Officers ")-N. C. 
Less "General Officers" 


1,388 
18 


451,;^05 
6,570 


551,957.36 
17,195.81 


1.22 
2.61 


- Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N. C._ 


1,370 


444,735 


534,761.55 


1.20 



56 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSEKGER AND FREIGHT, AND TRAIN MILEAGE. 



Item. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earuings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons cariied one mile 

Number of tons carried one mil^^ per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earuings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation - 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Column for 
Tonnage, 
No. Passen- 
gers, No. 
Trains, 
Mileage, 
No. Cars. 



415, 469 

17,304,451 

33,223 

41 



858, 3J0 

,199,471 

130,941 

795 



Columns 
and 



for Revenue 
Rates. 



Dollars. 



424,772 

1 

590,494 
1,133 



1,235,289 

1 



1,235,289 

2,371 

2 

1,660,062 

3,187 
1,825,784 

8,505 
1,874,813 

3,599 

1 

1,088,840 

2,090 



785,972 
1,509 



Cents Mills. 



.80 
.02 
.02 
.76 
.71 
.91 



WILMINGTQxV AND WELDON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



57 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC NOVEMENT. 
(COMPANY'S MATERIAL EXCLUDED.) 



Commodity. 



Products of Agriculture— 

Grain 

Flour 

Other mill products 

Hay 

Tobacco 

Cotton _-_ 

Fruit and vegetables 

Melons 

Products of Animals— 

Live stoci? 

Dressed meats 

Poultry, game and fish 

Wool 

Hides and leather 

Products of Mines— 

Coal- anthracite and bituminous 

Stone, sand and other like articles.. 

Products of Forest— 

Lumber 

Logs 

Man ufactures— 

Petroleum and other oils 

Sugar 

Naval stores 

Other castings and machinery 

Bar and sheet metal 

Cement, brick, and lime 

Agricultural implements 

Wagons, carriages, tools, etc 

Wines, liquors, and beers . 

Household goods and furniture 

Fertilizers 

Merchandise 

Other commodities not mentioned above- 
Total tonnage—entire line 



Freight 

originating 

ou this 

road. 


Freight re- 
ceived from 
connecting 

roads 
and < ther 


Total 
Freight Tonnage. 




carriers. 






Whole Tons. 


Whole Tons. 


Whole Tons. 


Per Cent. 


4,570 


16, 445 


21,015 


2.45 


2,493 


15,937 


18,430 


2.15 


2,584 


8,680 


11,264 


1.31 


1,200 


6,157 


7,357 


.86 


16, 620 


7, U5 


23,735 


2.77 


1 24,377 


6,322 


30, 699 


3.58 


15, 228 


57,507 


72,730 


8.47 


665 


5,740 


6,405 


.75 


976 


3,375 


4,351 


.5^ 


1,430 


13, 158 


11,588 


1.70 


2,175 


734 


2,909 


.34 


3 


10 

• 


13 




301 


2,327 


2, 681 


.31 


1,068 


5,095 


6,163 


.72 


138 


1,395 


1,533 


.18 


102,686 


79,012 


181,698 


21.17 


212,725 


23 


212,748 


24.77 


4,291 


12,318 


16,609 


1.94 


666 


4,705 


5,371 


.63 


9,066 


1,370 


10,436 


1.21 


539 


6,224 


6,763 


.79 


2,196 


20, 550 


22,746 


2.65 


7,149 


4,851 


12,800 


1.43 


503 


1,553 


2,056 


.24 


442 


2,344 


2,786 


.32 


629 


3,482 


4,111 


.48 


2,511 


2,063 


4,574 


.53 


48, 327 


49.254 


97,581 


n.37 


4,300 


26,889 


31,189 


3.63 


6,247 


17, 302 


52,549 


2.74 


476,403 


381,937 


858,340 


100.00 



58 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIOXERS. 



DESCRIPTION OP EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 



Locomotives— 

Passenger 

Freight 

Switching 

Total Locomotives in service.. 
Cars in Passenger Service— 

First class cars 

Combi nation cars 

Baggage, express, and postal cars. 

Total 

« 
Cars in Freight Service- 
Box cars 



Flat cars — 

Stock cars. 
Log cars. „ 



Total 

Cars in Company's Sekvice— 

Officers' and pay cars 

Gravel cars 



Caboose cars 

Other road cars, wreck, etc. 
Total 



Total cars in service- 
Less cars leased 



Number 

Added 

During 

Year. 



52 



25 



77 



Total 
Number 
at end of 

Year. 



equipment fitted 
with train 

BRAKE. 



143 

1785 



No. 



52 51 

3 I 3 



55 54 



28 28 



23 23 



1024 800 

410 172 

10 4 

139 - — 



1583 i 976 



Name. 



17 
1052 



Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 



Westinghouse 



EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

« OUPLBR. 



Name. 



Janney. 



59 



Janney. 

Janney. 
Janney. 
Janney. 



Janney. 



918 Janney. 
10 Buckeye 
45 Tower, 



335 
10 



1262 

10 

555 



105 
1 



1426 



Janney. 
Tower. 



Janney. 

Buckeye 

Tower. 



Janney. 

Janney. 

Tower. 
Janney. 

Janney. 



Janney. 
Tower. 

Tower. 
Buckeye. 

Janney. 



WILMIVGTON AND WELDON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



59 



MILEAGE. 
MILEAGE OF RO\D OPERA.TED. 



Link in Use. 


LiNJE Represented 
BY Capital Stock. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


Rails. 




Main Line 


Branches 
and Spurs. 


Iron. Steel. 


Miles of single track ._. 

Miles of yard track and sidings 


161.40 

78.25 


359.45 


520.85 
520 85 


1 
47.23 478.62 








Total mileage operated (all tracks) 


239.65 359.45 


47.23 478.62 



RENEWALS OP RAILS AND TIES 
New Ties Laid During Year— 

Pine— number 184,290 

Average price at distributing poirt 30 cts. 



CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 



Passenger 

Freight 

Switching 

Construction 
Total — . 



Average cost at distributing point- 



Coal— 
Tons. 
Bitumi- 
nous 



Wood- 
Soft. 
Cords 



37,588 



37,588 



2.70 



17, 177 



Total Fuel 

Consumed 

Tons. 



176. 50 



46,176.50 



MilesRun, 



641, 893 

615, 150 

173,562 

37,517 



1,468,122 



Average 

Pou' ds 

Consumed 

per Mile. 



,63 



60 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 





EMPLOYEES. 


Kind of Accident. 


Tra'nmen. 


Swilchmen, 
Flugnien and 
Wat hmen 


Other 
Ennployees. 


Total. 




Killtd 


Injured 


Killed. Injured 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed 


Injured. 


Coupling and uncoupling .. 
Falling from tr'ns and eng'8 

Other train accidents 

At s ations 


1 

2 


II 
3 
12 

1 
5 


;; 


5 

1 





4 
1 
5 

7 
17 


1 
2 

1 


20 
5 
IS 

8 


Other causes 


1 








22 










Total 


4 


82 




7 




34 


4 


73 








Passengers. 


OTHERS. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trespassing. 


Not 
Trespassing. 


T«.tal. 




Killed. 


Injuied. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured 


Killed 


Injured. 


Other train accidents 

At stations 




10 
2 
1 


11 
1 


20 





1 


11 


21 
2 


Other causes 


--^^^ 


1 


1 


2 




^ 1 


Total 


13 ^'> 


23 


I 


1 


13 


24 









CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 

BRIDGES, TRESTLES, PUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


Aggregate 
Length. 


•Minimum 
Lengih. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bkidges— 




Feet. 


Inches 


Feet. 


Inches 


Feet. 


Inches. 


Iron _ 


30 


2 732 


IM 


13 


9 


514 


„ 


Wooden 


1 


202 


202 




202 




Combination .- 


1 


279 


10 


279 


10 


279 


10 


Total 


32 




_- 


-- 












Trestles— 














25 feet and over 


461 


40,978 


8 


25 




1,691 




Less than 25 feet 


397 


8,612 


2 


6 




24 









Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches, 520.85 miles. 



WILMINGTON AND WELDON RAILRO \D COMPA-NY. 



61 



CHERAW AND DARLINGTON RAILROAD. 

PEOPERTY^OPERATED. 

Cheraw and Darlington Railroad Company, from Floience to Wadesboro, 64.26 miles. 
Branches— Hartsville Branch, from Floyd's to Hartsville, 10 miles. 

(nJibson, from Gibs )n to Darlington, 86.64 miles. 
Spurs to mills and factories, 1.88 miles. 



CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— number of shares authorized _._ 

Par value of shares — . i 

Total par value authorized 

Total amoutit issued and < utstanditig 

Dividends decl^^red during year (8 per cent) 



8,000 

$ oO.OO 

400,00(1.00 

400,0i0..0 

12,000.00 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 



• 


Time. 






Amount 
Outstanding. 


Cash Real- 
ized oti 
Amount 
Issued. 


Class of Bond or 
Obligation. 




1 = 


Issue. issuea. 

t 




1888 
1895 


1988 
1915 


1 
$40? 000.00 Sififi nnn an 


1366,000.00 
2^0,000.00 


$866,000.00 

250,000.00 
616.000.00 


First mortgage -0. & N. 
R. R. (Division A.) 


250,000.00 


250,000.00 








650,000.00 


616,000.00 


616.000.00 







Class of Bonds and Obligations. 



First Mortgage Bonds 

First Mortgage C. & N. R. R., Division A 

Grand total 



INTEREST. 



Rate. 



When 
Payable. 



Amount 

Accrued 

During 

Year 



April and Oct. 
Mar. and Sept 



$18,800.00 
12,500.00 
30,800.00 



Amount 

Paid 
During 

Year. 



$18,300.00 
12,500.00 



30,800.00 



RECAPITULATION OP FUNDED DEBT. 

Mortgage bonds— amount issued $616,000.00 

Mortgage bonds— amount outstanding ^.__ 616,000.00 

Mortgage bonds— amount of Interest accrued during year ^v- 30,800.00 

Mortgage bimds—aniount of interest paid during year 30,800.00 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 



ASSETS. 



Cash 

Due from agents 



S9,469.89 
8, 578. 77 



LIABILITIES. 

Wages and salaries $2,798.04 

Net traffic balances due to other companies 11,085.26 

Dividends not called for 2,081.50 

Matured interest coupons unpaid (including coupons due July 1) 825.00 

Miscellane .us .-. . . 6,660.00 

Total current liabilities 28, 444 . 80 

Balance cash assets 49,603.36 



78,048. 



J, 048. 16 



62 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RECAPITULATION. 

Capital stock— total amount outstanding 1 $400,000.00 

Bonds— total amount outstanding 616,000.00 



Total 1,016,000.00 

Capital stock— amount per mile of line (112.78 miles) 3,547.00 

Bonds— amount per mile of line (112. 78 fjjiles) 5,462.00 

Total - Z y, 009.00 



COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Total cost to June 30, 1896 
Total cost to June 30, 1897. 
Cost per mile 



J ',112,058.88 

. 1,112,058.88 

9,860.42 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 



Gross earnings from operation 


$47,426.83 




Less operating expenses 


94,657.38 




Income from operation ^ 




$52,868.95 


Miscellaneous income, less expenses 


1,188.10 




Income from other sources 




1 188 10 






Ti)tal Income 


51,057.05 


DEDUCT.ONb FROM InCOME- 




Intireston funded debt, accrued 


30,800 00 






4,370.14 








T >tal deductions from income 




35,170.14 


Net income 


18,886.91 


Dividends 3 per cent, common stock 


12,000.00 






Total 




12,000.00 






6,886.91 


Surplus m June 30, 1896 __ - — - 




138,775.33 




Surplus on June 30, 1897 


$145,662.24 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. -Entire Line. 



Pasrknger— 

Total passenger revenue — 

Mail 

Express 

Extra baggage and storage 



Total passenger earnings 
Freight— 

Total freight earnings 



Total passenger and freight earnings 

Othkr Earnings from Operation— 

Telegraph companies 

Other sources 



Total other earnings 



$22,733.35 

7,064.57 

733, 51 

541.59 

31,063.02 

114,965.02 



146,028.04 

776. 29 
622.00 


1,398.29 



Total gross earnings from operation— entire line $147,426.33 



MISCELLANEOUS INCOME. 

Interest on balances $1,158.10 

Rents 30.00 



Total _ $1 , 188. 10 



CHERAW AND DARLINGT 'N RAILROAD COMPANY. 



63 



OPERATING EXPENSES. 

Recapitulation of Expen.ses— Entire Line. 

Maintenance of way and structures $33,778.29 

Maintenance of equipment 7,7;i7.21 

Conducting transportation 46,022.28 

General expenses 7,019.60 

Grand total $94,557.38 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— entire line 64 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALA.NCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 


ASSETS. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$1,112,058.88 
64,905.77 


Cost of road 


1,112,058.88 
73,048.16 


1 


Cash and current expenses . 


8,142.39 




Grand total 

LIABILITIES. 

Capital stock 

Funded debt 




1,176,961.65 


1,185,107.04 


8,142.39 








400,000.00 
616,000.00 


400,000.00 

616,000.00 

23,444.80 

145,662.24 










22,189,32 




1,255.48 
6,886.91 




138,775.33 








Grand total 




1,176,964.65 


1,185,107.04 


8,142.39 











64 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES -Entire Line. 



Class. 


Number. 


Total 

Number of 

Days 

Worked. 


Total 
Yearly Com- 
pensation. 


Average 
Daily Com- 
pensation. 


General officers ] i 
> A proportion < 


21 
64 
18 
18' 

3 

3 

4 

8 
11 
49 

6 

2 


7,665 

23,360 

5,634 

5,634 

936 

936 

1,248 

2,496 

4,015 

15,288 

2, 190 

730 


$3,178.96 
1.309.02 
8,295.96 
5, 09). 00 
3,579.76 
936.00 
3,000.00 
2,2.50.64 
4,212.00 

10,256.76 

1,560.00 

900.00 


$.41 


General office clerks j { 
Station agents 


05 

1 47 


Other station men 

Enginemen __ _ _ _—___- 


90 

3.82 


Firemen - _. _ _ _ 


1.00 


Conductors 


2.40 
90 


Section foreman 


1.23 


Other trackmen 


67 


Switchmen flagmen and watchmeu _ 


71 




1.23 






Total (including "General Oflicers") N. C- 
Less "General Officers" __ - 


207 
21 


70, 132 

7,665 


44,573.10 
3,178.96 


63 
41 






Total (excluding "General Orticers") N. C— 
Distribution of Above— 
General adrni nistration 

Maintenance of way and structures 


186 

85 
60 
62 


62,467 

31,025 
19, 303 
19, 804 


41,394.14 

4,487.98 
14,468,76 
25,616.36 


66 

14 

74 




1.29 






Total (including "General Officers") N. C- 


207 
21 


70, 132 
7,665 


44,573.10 
3,178.96 


63 
41 






Total (excluding "General Officers") N. C- 


186 


62,467 


41,394.14 


66 



CHERAW AND DARLINGTON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



65 



PASSENGER AND FREIQHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE —Entire Line. 



Item. 



Column 
for tonnage, 

No. Pas- 
sengers, No. 

Trains, 
Mileage, 

No. Cars. 



Columns for 
Revenue and Rates. 



Passenger Tkaffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance carried _- 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue — . 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

GrosS' earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



44, 694 

810,852 

7,189 

18. 



75, 092 

2,095,915 

27,543 

27.9 



Dollars. Cents 



22,733 ! .35 
.50 

,02 



Mills. 



31,063 

275 



114,965 .02 

1 .53 

.05 

114,965 i .02 

1,019 i .37 

1 ' .92 



137,698 

1,220 

146,028 

1,294 

147,426 

1,307 

1 

94,557 



.37 \ 
.95 ; 

.80 I 

.33 i 

.20 

.25 

.38 

.42 



52,868 



468 .78 



8.52 



0.99 
4.85 



7.26 



6.52 



5.92 



66 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT— Entire Line. 



Commodity 



Products of Agricul,ture 

Grain 

Flour 

Other mill products 

Hay 

Tobacco 

Cotton 

Fruit and vegetables 

Melons 
Products of Animals 

Live stock 

Dressed meats 

Poultry, game, and fish 

Hides and leather 
Products of Mines- 

Anthracite coal 

Bituminous coal 

Stone, sand, and other like articles 
Products of Forest— 

Lumber 

Petroleum and other oils 

Sugar 

Naval stores _ 

Other castings and machinery 

Bar and sheet metal 

Cement, brick, and lime 

Agricultural implements 

Wagons, carriages, tools, etc 

Wines, liquors, and beers 

Household goods and furniture 

Fertilizers 

Merchandise 

Other commodities not mentioned above 
Total tonnage— entire line 



Total 
Freight Tonnage. 




CHERAW AND DARLINGTON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



DESCRIPTION OP EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 


Total 

Number 

at end 

of year. 


equipment fitted 

WITH TRAIN BRAKE. 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPI.ER. 




No. 


Name, 


No. 


Name. 


Locomotives— 

Passenger 1 

Freight . — 1- 

Switching J 


4 


3 


Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 


3 


Jaiiiit-y. 


Totallocomotlves in service 

Cars IN Passenger Service— 

PMrst class cars _ - - 


4 

2 
1 
4 


•3 

2 


3 

2 

1 

4 


Janney. 
Janiiev. 


Kpp an H -f^l fl <js! 


Jaiine\ . 


Pn 1 n h i n n t.i on 


4 




Jam lev. 








Total _ -- — 


7 

20 
15 


6 

13 

8 


Westinghouse 

Westingnouse' 
Westinghouse 


7 

20 
15 


Janney. 


In Freight Service- 
Box cars - 


Janney. 


Flat cars-- - — - — 


Janney. 


Total - _ 


35 

I 
5 


21 


Westsnghouse 


35 


Janney. 


In Company's Service— 

f 4 ru vpl fji.rs 




Caboose cars--^ 


1 




1 








Total - - 


6 


1 


1 












48 


28 


43 










Total cars owned - 


48 


28 


1 43 





MILEAGE. 
MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED. 



Line in Use. 



Miles of track 

Miles of yard track and siding— South Carolina 

Miles of yard track and siding— North Carolina 

Total mileage operated 



lilNE REPRESENTED 
BY CAPITAL STOCK 



Main 
Line. 



64.26 
5.94 
1.19 



71.39 



Branches 
and spurs 



48.52 



T'.lal 

Mii.auc 

Optial. (i. 



48.52 



J 12.78 
5.94 
1.19 



119.91 



68 



BOARD OF KAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 
MILEAGE OF LINE OPERA.TED BY STATES. 





lilNE REPRESENTED 
BY CAPITAL STOCK. 


Total 


State. 


Main Branches 
Line. land spurs. 


Mileage 
Operated. 


North Carolina 


13.90 .37 
50.36 48.15 


14 27 


South Carolina 


98.51 


Total mileage operated 


61.2() 


48. 52 


112.78 



RENEWALS OF EAILS A'ND TIES. 

New Ties Laid During Year— 

Pine »- 29.425 

Average price at distributing point 30 cents. 



CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 



Passen.ijer 1 

Freight 1 I 

\ 
Switching I 

I 
Construction J 

Total 

Average cost at distributing point .. 



Wood- 
Soft. 
Cords. 



3,841 



«1.60 



Total fuel 

Consumed 

Tons. 



1,922 



Miles Run. 



57, 68 J 

59,617 

more 

3,3I() 



120,643 



Average 

Pounds 

Consumed 

Per Mile 



32 



ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 



Trainmen— 

Coupling and uncoupling. 

At stations 

Trespassing— 

Other train accidents 

At stations 



Total 



Killed. Injured. 
3 



CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 
BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


Aggregate 
Length. 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bkidges— 

Iron 


1 

105 
62 


Feet. 
388 

18,089 
1,066 


Inches. 


Feet. 

388 

25 

8 


Inches. 


Feet 
388 

941 
20 


Inches. 


Tke.stjlks— 


.6 




.6 


Le.>«s than 25 feet 















Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches. 



PETERSBUHG RAILROAD COMPANY. 



69 



PETERSBi. KG RAILROAD COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED. 



Name. 



Petersburg Railroad Company... 

Petersburg Railroad Company.- 

St^a board and Roanoke R. R. Co.. 

Total 



TERMINALS. 



From 



Dunlop, Va . ... 
Petersburg, Va... 
'Jarysburg, N. C. 



To 



! Miles of 

line for 

en ch road 

named. 



\cree, Va 

(Jarysburg, N. C. 
W'eldon, N. C- 



5.75 

58.98 
2 



66.73 



Miles of 
Jinefor 
each cIhvs 
of roads 
r ained. 



CAPITAL STOCK. 



Description. 


Number 
of shares 
author- 
ized. 


Par 

V ilueof 
shares. 


Total 

par value 

authorized. 


Total 

amount 

issued and 


DIVIDENDS 

DECLARED DUK[?sG 

YEAR. 




<mlstanding. 


Rale. 


Ani' utit. 


Capital stock-common.. 
Preferred 


10,000 
3,235 


$100.00 
10\00 


$1,000,000.00 
323,500.00 


$960,800.00 
323,500.00 


7 
7 


$67,25().00 
22,645.00 


Total 


13,285 




1,323,500.00 


1,284,300.00 




8U,901.00 



Manner of Payment for Capital Htock. 


Total number 
shares issued 

and 
outstanding. 


Totf-l cash 
reanzed. 


Issued for cash— common * 

Pieferred . _ . _. _. .. __ 


9,608 
3,2.35 


$9C0,S00.00 
323 500 00 






Total. -_ 


12,843 


1,284,300.00 





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BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND I N^ COME BONDS. 





TIME. 


Amount of 

Authorized 

Issue 


Amount 
Issued. 


Amount 
Outstanding. 


Cash Rejiliz'^d 


Class of Bond ok 
Obl,igation. 






on Amount 
Issued 


Coupon and registered 
bonds— 1st mortgage .__. 

Cl^asA 

Class B 


1861 
1881 
1881 


1898 
1926 
1926 




$500,000.00 
868,000.00 
800,000.00 


$26,000.00 
868,000.00 
800,000.00 




$1,000,000.00 
1,000,000.00 


$868,000.00 
800,000.00 




Total . _- 


2,000,000.00 


2,168,000.00 


1,691,000.00 


1,668,000.00 





INTEREST. 



Class of Bond «.r Obligation. ^^^^ 

per 
Cent, 


When 
Payable. 


Amount 

Accrued 

During Year. 


Amount 

Paid During 

Year. 


Coupons and registered bonds— 1st mortgage— 8 
Class A . -5 


Jan. & July. 
Jan. & July. 
April & Oct. 


$3,000,001 

43,400.00;- 

1 

48, 000.00 J 


$94,400.00 


Class B i 6 


Total 


$94,400.00 


$94,400.00 



RECAPITULATION OP FUNDED DEBT. 

Mortgage bonds — amount issued $2,168,000.00 

Amount outstanding s 1,694,000.00 

Amount of interest accrued during year 94,400.00 

Amount paid during year 94,400.00 

CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 



Cash 

Due from agents. 



Total. 



liabilities. 



Audited vouchers and accounts 

Wages and salaries 

Net tratfic balances due to other companies 
Dividends not called for 



Total current liabilities- 
Matured interest coupons unpaid 
Balance- 



To tal- 



180, 
3, 



474.54 
205.01 



183,679.55 



804.58 
447.88 
793.51 
799.00 



143, 
26. 

4o: 



404.98 
560.00 
274.57 



183,679.55 



RECAPITULATION. 

FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



A TvrnrT"N^T 


Total Amount 
Outstanding. 


apportionment. 


AMOUNT PER MILE OF LINE. 




To Railroads. 


Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stock 


$1,284,300.00 
1,694,000.00 


$1,284,300.00 
1,694,000.00 


fe4.78 
64.73 


$19,810.87 




26,170.24 






Total 


2,978,300.00 


2.978,300.00 


46,011.11 







PETERSBURG RAILROAD COMPANY. 



71 



FOR MILEAGE OPERATED. 

Petersburg— Capital stock $1,284,300.00 

Funded debt 1,694,000.00 

Total ■ 2,978,300.00 

Amount per mileof line (miles 64,73) 46,011,12 



COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

CONSTBUCTION— 

Other real estate— not included in operating expenses during year $5,054. 75 

Purchase of constructed road 20,436. 11 

Total construction 25,490.86 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1896 3,083,890. 80 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1897 3,109,381.66 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., per mile 48,036. 17 



INCOME ACCOUNT.— Entire Line. 



Gross earnings from operation 

Less operating expenses 


$559,291.65 

298,253.71 






Income from operation _ _ ^ 


$261,037.94 


Dividends on stocks owned 




3,654.00 
4,824.94 


Miscellaneous income— less expenses- 








Income from other sources ._ 




8, 478. 94 






Total income _ . 


269,516.88 


Deductions from Income— 

Interest on funded debt accrued . 


94,400.00 

15,652.01 

1,827.00 




Taxes 




Other deductions . .^ 










Total deductions from income 




111,879.01 










Net income. __ 


157,637.87 


Dividends 7 per cent, common stock 


67,256.00 
22,645.00 




Dividends 7 per cent, preferred stock. __ _ ^ 




Total . 




89,901.00 




une30, 1897 




Surplus from operations of year ending J 


67,786.87 


Surplus on June 30, 1896 (from " Genera 


1 Balance Sheet," 
' General Balance 




?57, 933.84 


1896 Report.) 




Surplus on June 30, 1897 (for entry on 


425,670.71 


Sheet.") 





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BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EARNINGS PROM OPERATIONS— Entire Line. 



Item. 


Total. 


Deductions, 

Account of 

Repayments, 

Etc. 


Actual. 


Passengers— 

Passenger revenue -- . . __ — _ . _ 


$119,413.53 






Less repayments. 






Tickets redeemed, excess fares refunded, other 
repayments, total deductions 








$420.61 










Total passenger revenue 




$118,992.92 
30,251.64 
24 127 87 


Mall -..-.- _ _- - 






Express . _. 






Extra baggage and storage. _ __. 






1,135.52 










Total passenger earnings. _ __ . 


174,507.95 


Freight— 

P^reight revenue. 


397,158.38 




Less repayments: 

Overcharge to shippers, other repayment, total 
deductions - _ _ _ 


13,178.37 










Total freight revenue _ _ 


383,980.01 

558,487.96 


Total passenger and freight revenue 

Otpier Earnings from Operations— 

Telegraph companies _ _ __ .. _. . _ 






475.44 

328.25 






Other sources _.. ._. 












Total other earnings _ _ - . 


803.69 










Total gross earnings from operations— entire line 


559,291.65 









OPERATING EXPENSES. 
Recapitulation of Expenses— Entire Line. 

Maintenance of ways and structures $47,389.87 

Maintenance of equipment 49,848.38 

Conducting transportation 185,589.83 

Genera! expenses 15,425.23 



Grand total 298,253.31 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— entire line, 53.3 per cent. 

RENTALS PAID. 
RENTS PAID FOR LEASE OF TRACKS, YARDS, AND TERMINALS, 



Designation of Property 


Situaation of 

Property 

Leased. 


Name of 

Company 

Owning Property 

Leased. 


Item. 


Total. 


Tracks and bridge 

Terminals _ .__ 


Garysburg to 
Weldon. 

Weldon, N. 

Richmond, Va.. 


S. & R. R. R. Co.- 

W.&W. R. R.Co 
R. & P. R R. Co. 




$1,632.08 


$1,546.85 
9,782.24 












Total _ 




11,329.09 












Grand total rents 


16,961.17 













PETERSBURG RAILROAD COxMPAXY. 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 


Assets. 


June .30, 1897. 


Total. 


Total. 




(Costof road _. . __ ._ . . .^ 




$3,083,890.80 


(Cost of equipment . ._ — j 


S8,109,:581.66 


24,273,00 
232,766.11 


Stocks owned 


22,446.00 
231.868.48 


198,236.72 


Cash and current assets.. _ . __ - __ . 


18J,679..55 




Grand total 

LIABILITIES. 

Capital Stock . — ___ _. _ . _ . _ — . 




3,539,166.63 


3,547,375.69 


1,284,300.00 

1,718,000.00 

178,932.79 

357,933.84 

3,539,166.63 


1 284 300 00 


Funded debt- _. . 


1,694,000.00 
143,404.98 
425 670 71 


Curreut liabilities --_ .. .. _. . . _ — 


Profit and loss — -_.-- . _._ 


Grand total-- -_..__ 


3.547 375 69 







EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 



: Total I Total ; ^jj^f.^^^ 
Number.; No. Days Yearly Com- plr^^'i„ 

Wrkrlr^r^ .^f^ncotinr. ! ^-'OmpeU- 



Worked.i pensation. 



General officers 

General office clerks 

Station agents 

Other station men 

Enginemen 

Firemen 

Conductors 

Other trainmen 

Machinists 

Carpenters 

Other shopmen 

Section foremen 

Other trackmen 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph operators and dispatchers 

All other employees and laborers 

Total (including "General Officers") 

Less "General Officers" 

Total (excluding " General Officers") 



s 


2, .504 
2,504 
2,920 


S7 409.52 i . 




8 


3 333 86 




8 


4,540.00 


SI. 54 


6 


2,180 


3,310.00 


1.52 


11 


3,722 


15,036.40 


4.04 


13 


3,928 


4,163.65 


1.06 


7 


2,471 


6,177.35 


2.50 


20 


7,106 


6,466.26 


91 


2 


665 


1,874.32 ^ 


2.83 


3 


1,023 


2,281.22 ' 


2.23 


4 


1,391 


2,546.18 : 


1.83 


9 


2,847 


4.440.00 ! 


1*56 


7 


2,342 


4,075.12 i 


1.74 


25 


9,258 


8.794.66 


95 


15 


5,412 


9,578.40 


1.77 


129 


47,286- 


43,976.52 


93 


275 




128,003.46 :..- 




8 




7.409.52 1 






267 




120,593.94 i 









74 



BOAKD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES -Continued. 



Class. 


Number. 


Total 
Number 

Days 
Worked. 


Total 
Yearly Com- 
pensation. 


Average 

Daily 
Compen- 
sation. 


Distribution of Above— 


16 

84 

27 




$10,743.38 
28,367.-12 
14, 793. 25 




Maintenance of way and structures _. _. 














148 




74.099.41 










Total (including "General Officers") _ 


275 




128,003.46 











PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE— Entire Line. 



Item. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile .-— . 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 



Column 
for Tonnage, 
No. Passen- 
gers, No. 
Trains. 
Mileage, 
No. Cars. 



Columns for 
Revenue and Rates. 



87,850 

4,718,991 

77,360 

53,71 



Dollars. 



541,465 

32,019,309 

524,906 

59.11 



118.992 

1 

174,507 

2,852 

1 



,980 



383,980 



502,972 



Cents 



Mills. 



4 
521 



934 



915 
199 



409 
025 



PETERSBURG RAILROAD COMPANY. 



75 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT, AND TRAIN MILEAGE— Continued. 



Item. 



Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road. . 

Passenger and Ireight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road. 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road- 
Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Column 
for Tonnage, 
No. Pas sen 

gers, No. 
Trains, 

Mileage, 

No. Cars. 



Columns for 
Revenue and Rates. 



Dollars. 


Gents 


8, 245 


.45 


558,487 


.96 


9.155 


.54 


559,291 


.65 


9,168 


.71 


1 


.80 


298,253 


.71 


4,889 


.40 




.96 


261,037 


.94 


4,'/79 


.31 



Mills. 

786 



032 



557 



508 
355 



049 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT. 



Commodity. 



Products of AGRicuiiTURE— 

Grain 

Flour 

Other mill products 

Hay :. 

Tobacco 

Cotton 

Fruit and vegetables 

Products of Animals— 

Live stock 

Dressed meats 

Other packing-house products 

Poultry, game, and fish 

Hides and leather 

Products of Mines— 

Anthracite coal 

Bituminous coal—.. 

Stone, sand, and other like articles 



Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 



JVhole Tons. 

2,108 
2, 183 
5,678 
1, 763 
1,00 
1,2G8 
3,953 

138 
1,155 
176 
80 
130 



464 
349 



Freight re- 
ceived from 
connecting 

roads 

and other 

carriers. 



Wfiole Tons. 
11,469 
17, 884 

6,979 
7,588 

15, 5.'4 
3,520 

84,060 

2,941 
11,542 
3,160 
657 
1,539 

1,200 

50,294 

8,042 



Total 
Freight Tonnage. 



IVhole Tons. 


Percent. 


13,577 


2.50 


20,067 


3.70 


12,657 


2.34 


9, 351 


1.73 


16,574 


3.07 


4,788 


.89 


88,013 


16.26 


3,079 


.57 


" 12, 697 


2.34 


3,336 


.62 


737 


.14 


1,669 


.30 


1,200 


.22 


50,758 


9.35 


8,391 


1.55 



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BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMITNr— Continued. 



Commodity. 



Freight 

originating 

OQ this 

road. 



Pkoducts OF Forest— 

Lumber 

Manufactures— 

Petroleum and other oils 

Sugar -— 

Naval stores 

Iron, pig and bloom -- 

Iron and steel rails 

Other castings and machinery 

Cement, brick, and lime 

Agricultural implements 

Wagons, carriages, tools, etc 

Wines, liquors, and beers 

Household goods and furniture 

Fertilizer 

Merchandise 

Other commodities not mentioned above -- 
Total tonnage— entire line 



Whole Tons. 
50,219 

208 

199 

33 

19 

36 

818 

480 

36 

594 

50 

134 

5,686 

4,492 

1,990 

85,489 



Freight re- 
ceived from 
connecting 

roads 

and other 

carriers, 



Whole Tons. 

128,805 

12,246 

2, 427 

2,681 

6,161 

7,234 

17, 835 

5, 490 

486 

1,229 

3,375 

1,874 

10,908 

14,481 

14,342 



455,976 



Total 
Freight Tonnage. 



Whole Tons. 
179,024 

12, 454 

2, 626 

2,714 

6,183 

7,270 

18,653 

5,970 

522 

1,823 

3, 425 

2,008 

16,594 

18,973 

16,332 



541,465 



Per cent. 
33.07 

2.30 

.49 

.50 

1.14 

1.34 

3. 45 

1.10 

.10 

.84 

.63 

.37 

3.07 

3.50 

3.02 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 


Number 
Added 

During 
Year. 


Total 
Number 
at end' 
of Year. 


EQUIPMENT 
FITTED WITH 
TRAIN BKAKr. 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUT MATIC 

COUPLER. 




No. 


Name. 


No. 


Name. 


Locomotives— 

Passen°'er 1 




14 

1 






13 

1 




Freight J 

Switching ' - 


13 W^estinghouse 
1 Wesline-house 


Janney. 
Janney. 








° 


Total locomotives in service — 
CARS IN Passenger Service— 




15 

4 

2 
5 


14 
4 


Westinghouse 


14 

4 


Janney. 




2 
2 




Baggage, express, and postal cars— 


i - — 
5 Westinghouse 


5 


Janney. 


Total 


4 


11 


9 




9 


Janney. 







PETERSBURG RAILROAD COMPANY. 



77 



DESCRIPTION OP EQUIPMENT— Continued. 



Item. 


Number 

Added 

Duriog 

Year. 


Total 
Number 

at end 
of Year. 


EQUIP.MENT 
FITTED WITH 
TRAIN BRAKE. 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 




No. 

322 

76 

4 


Name. 


No. 


Name. 


Cabs in Freight Service- 
Box Cars 




325 

77 
4 


VVcKiinghouse 

VVerting.hou.se 
Westinghouse 


30 
294 

71 
5 

4 


Tower. 
Janney. 

Janney. 
Tower. 

Janney. 


Stock cars 





Total 

In Company's Service— 

Gravel cars 




406 

9 
14 


402 

1 

1 

412 


Westinghouse 
We&tinghou.se 


404 

3 
9 


Janney. 
Janney. 












12 




Total _ _ - 




23 












Total cars in service 




440 




425 














Total pnT.*; owned 




440 


412 




425 













MILEAGE. 
MILEAGE OP ROAD OPERATED. 



Line in Use. 


1.INE REPRE- 
SENTED BY 
CAPITAL STOCK. 


Line op- 
erated 
under 
track- 
age 
rights. 


Total 
mileage 
operated. 


RAILS. 


Main 

Line. 


Branches 

and 

Spurs. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track 

Miles of yard track and sidings 


58.98 
8.S9 


5.75 


2 


66.73 
8.89 


66.73 
8 89 








Total mileage operated (all tracks) 


68.87 


5.75 


2 


75. 62 


75.62 



mileagl: of line by states. 



State. 


LINE REPKE- 

SENTED BY 

CAPITAL STOCK. 


Line op 
erated 
under 


Total 
mileage 
operated 


RAILS. 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 

and 

Spurs. 


track 
rights. 


Steel. 




57.75 
6.96 






57.75 

8.98 


57.75 


North Carolina . _ _ 




2 


8.98 










Total mileage operated (single track)__ 


64.73 




2 


66.73 


66 73 







78 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES. 
New Ties Laid During Year— 

Oak— number 21,932 

Average cost at distributing poiut 34.7 

CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 

Passenger, freight, switching and construction— total fuel consumed, coal, soft, tons— 18, 163, 19 

Average pounds consumed per mile 82.55 

Average cost at distributing point $2.90 

TOTAL MILES RUN— LOCOMOTIVES. 

Passenger 149,975 

Freight 159,559 

Switching 29,270 

Construction 18, 396 

Total 357,200 



NORFOLK AND CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



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NORFOLK AND CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 





TERMINALS. 


Miles of 

Line for 

each Road 

named 


Miles of 
Line for 
each class 
of Roads 
named. 


Namb. 


From— 


To- 


A. Main line— 


Pinner's Point, Va 
Bruce Va 


Tarboro, N. C 100.49 1 100.49 


B Pi'' Point branch 


Pig Point & Belle- 
ville, Va. 

J 'ennett's Past. Va 

W. &R. R R., Va- 


6.53 








1.55 
L13 
L63 




To S. & R. R. R 

Spurs to mills and factories 


Armistead, Va — 


9.21 
h63 










Total 




111.85 













CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— par value of shares 

Total amount issued and outstanding 

Dividends declared during year— amount 

Rate of interest, 6 per cent. 

MANNER OF PAYMENT FOR CAPITAL STOCK. 
Issued for cash, common— total number shares issued and outstanding 



Issued for construction, common— total number shares issued and outstanding. 

Total 

Total cash realized 



$100. GO 

1,500,000.00 

90,000.00 



550 
14,450 

15,000 
55,000.00 



FUNDED DEBT. 

MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 



• 


TIME. 


Amount of 

authorized 

issue. 


Amount 
issued. 


Amount 
outstanding. 


Cash realized 

on amount 

issued. 


Class of Bond or 
Obligaiion. 




CI . 
a, o 




Ap 

1889 
Ja 
1896 


rill. 

1939 
a. 1. 

1946 


81,500,000.00 
500,000.00 


$1,320,000.00 
400,000.00 


$1,320,000.00 
400,000.00 




Second mortgage 


$360,000.00 


Total mortgage bonds. 


2,000,000.00 


1,720,000.00 


1,720,000.00 360,000.00 



Class of Bond or Obligation. 



INTEREST. 



Rate. 



When 
payable 



Amount 
accrued dur- 
ing year. 



Amount paid 
during year. 



First mortgage 

Second mortgage 

Total mortgage bonds 



Ap'l and Oct 
Jan. and July 



$66,000.00 
20,000.00 



86,000.00 



$66,000.00 
20,000.00 
86,000.00 



80 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RECAPITULATION OF FUNDED DEBT. 

Mortgage bonds— amount issued i 

Amount outstanding 

Amount Interest accrued during year 

Amount interest paid during year 



$1,720,000 

1,720,000 

86,000 

86,000 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 



ASSETS. 

Cash 

Due from agents 

Due from solvent companies and individuals 

Net traffic balances due from other companies 

Cash deposited to pay coupons 

Total 

Audited vouchers and accounts 

Wages and salaries 

Matured interest coupons unpaid.-. 

Miscellaneous 

Balance— cnsh assets 



$63,5'Z7.58 
9,116.09 
18,451.47 
20,691.74 
22,875.00 



LIABILITIES. 



$134,661.88 


. 29,258.72 


17,321.87 


22,875.00 


3, 248. 10 


61,963.19 



Total $134,661.88 



RECAPITULATION. 

FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 

Capital stocli— total amount outstanding 

Bonds— total amount outstanding 



Total 

Capital stock — amount per mile of line (111.33 miles). 
Bonds — amount per mile of line (111.33 miles) 



$1,500,000 
1,720,000 

$3,220,000 
13,473.00 
15.450.00 



Total $28,923.00 



INCOME ACCOUNT— Entire Line. 



Gross earnings from operation 

Less operating expenses 


$558, 05 J. 23 
352,771.28 












$205,282.95 
] , 655. 97 


Miscellaneous income _ . ._ _ . 






86,000.00 

454.72 

13,757.38 




Total income 

Deductions from Income— 

Interest on funded debt accrued 


206,938.92 


Interest on interest-bearing current liabilities accrued — 
Taxes 












100,212.10 








106,726.82 
90,000.00 
16,726.82 
94,413.62 


Dividend 6 per cent common stock 




Surplus from operation of year ending June 30 1897 




Surplus on June 30 1896 (from "General Balance Sheet,") 










Surplus on June 30, 1897 (for entry on "General Balance 
Sheet." 


$111,140.44 







NORFOLK AND CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



81 



COST OP ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Discount on securities sold for construction $10,000.00 

Total cost construction during year 10,000.00 

Total cost construction to June 30, 1896 2,732,030.44 

Total cost equipment to June 30, 1896 527,146.81 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc $3,259, 177.25 

Total cost construction to June 30, 1897 2,742,030.44 

Total tost equipment to June 30, 1897 '527,116.81 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc $3,269,177.25 

Total cost construction per mile 24,629.75 

Total cost equipment per mile 4,734.99 

Grand total construction, equipment, etc $29,364.74 

EARNINGS FROM OPERATION-Entire Line. 



Item. 


Total receipts. 


Deductions, 
account of re- 
payments, etc. 


Actual 
earnings. 


Passenger— 


$70,864.09 










$149.92 




Less repayments- 
Tickets ledeemed, excess fares refund( d, 
















$70,714.17 


Mail 






6,4h0.96 

3,5S0.16 

593.42 

102. 11 








Extra baggage and storage 

Other items 














Total passenger earnings 


81,470.82 


Freight— 

Freight revenue 


390,802.44 








1,424.22 




Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers, other repay - 












Total freight revenue 




389,878.22 

5,645.59 

395,023.81 


Otheritems _. 






Total freight earnings 












Total passenger and freight earnings 


476,494.63 
1 583 88 


Other Earnings from Operation— 

Switching charges — balance - . - 






Telegraph companies- -. . _ 






267. 71 


Rents from tracks, yards, and terminals- 






46,776.02 
32,931.99 


Other sources 












• Total other earnings 


81,559.60 








Total gross earnings from operation- 
entire line 


558,051.23 









SI 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



OPERATING EXPENSES —Entire Line. 



Item. 



Amount. 



Maintenance of Way and Strtjctures— 

Repairs of roadway 

Renewals of rails 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals of fences, road crossiugs, signs, and (attle guards- 
Repairs and renewals of buildings and fixtures , 

Repairs and renewals of docks and wharves 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph % 

Stationery and printing. \ i 

Total I 

Maintenance of Equipment— | 

Superintendence 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewalsol passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewalsof marine equipment 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total - 

Conducting Transportation— 

Superintendence 

Engine and roundh-^use men 

Fuel for locomotives 

\^'ater supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses 

Station service 

Station supplies 

Car mileage— balance 

Hire of equipment— balance 

Total carried forward 



$32,716.16 

5, 996. 62 

14,565.78 

26,266.31 

144.11 

7,886.97 

751.45 

14.24 

36.17 

88,377.81 



1,794.62 

15,599.91 

1,990.47 

28,016.13 

223. 36 

5,595.89 

61.87 

25.97 

123. 96 



53,432.18 



4,467.42 

25, 6H6. 41 

32,296.75 

3,029.53 

1,237.41 

295.93 

14,213.40 

2,918.12 

7,871.43 

8,382.30 

36,621.81 

2,365.23 

8, 970. 64 

1.386.99 



149,693.37 



NORFOLK AND CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



83 



OPERATING EXPENSES.— Continned. 



Item. 



Conducting Transportation— Continued. 

Total brought forward 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 

Clearing wrecks 

Operating marine equipment 

Advertising 

Outside agencies 

Rents for tracks, yards, and terminals 

Rents of buildings and other property 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

General, Expenses— 

Salaries of general officers 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general offices) 

Other expenses 

Total 

Recapitulation of Expenses— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings — entire line 



Amount 



$149,693.37 

10,854.92 

279. 10 

2,856.76 

9,973.94 

1,843.45 

7,009.47 

20.30 

157. 77 

2,842.92 

49.89 



185,581.89 



9,930.31 
7, 472. 64 
1,019.52 
3, 744. 86 
2,1^4.38 
863.42 
131.27 



25,379.40 



88,377.81 
53, 432. 18 

185,581.89 
25,379.40 

352,771.28 
.63 



RENTALS RECEIVED. 
Tracks— Pinner's Point Junction, Va., to Tarboro, N. C, Southern Railway Co. 
Terminals— Pinner's Point, Va., Southern Railway Company 



Grand total rents received 



MISCELLANEOUS INCOME. 



Rent of houses and land 

Rent of rail 

Interest 



$54,776.02 


12,000.00 


$16,776.02 


S97O.0O 


1 7-'. -5 


513.72 



Total. 



$1,655.97 



84 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSION KRS 
COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 80, 1896. 


ASSETS. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$2,732,030.44 




12,742,030.44 
527, 14().8I 
13 1, 661. 88 


$10,000.00 




527,l-l().8l 


Cost ofi quipment 

°Ca&h and current assets 

Grand total .. 




82,28 -.65 


52,879.23 








;-i,341,459.90 


3,403,839.13 


62,379.23 






Capital stock 




1,500,000.00 
1 620 000.90 


1,500,000.00 

1,720,000.00 

72, 698. 69 

111,140.44 






Funded debt 


100,000.00 
16,726.82 




1.7,046.28 


Current liabilities 


$54,347.59 


94,413.62 


Profit and loss 






3,841,459.90 


3,403,839.13 


62,379.23 


54,347.59 







EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 



General olficers 

Other ofecers 

General office clerks 

Htatiou agents 

Other station men 

Enginemen 

Firemen 

Conductors 

Other trainmen 

Maciiinists 

Carpenters 

Other shopmen 

Section foremen 

Other trackmen 

ISwitchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph operators and dispatchers 

Employees— account floating equipment 

All other employees and laborers 

Total (including "General Officers")— N. C 
Less "General Officers" 

Total (excluding ' General Oflicers")— N. C 



Number. 


Total 

Number 

Days 


Total 
Yearly Com- 
pensation. 


Average 

Daily 
Compen- 
sation. 


9 


2,817 


$11,199.72 


$5.11 


4 


1,147 


4,290.00 


3.74 


21 


5,513 


11,382.78 


2.06 


14 


4,843 


9,266.61 


1.91 


136 


36, 396 


42,602.25 


1.17 


18 


4,968 


21,633.60 


4.35 


27 


4,968 


5,245.80 


1.06 


11 


3,817 


9,207.12 


2.41 


31 


7,368 


7,401.60 


1.00 


1 


312 


780.00 


2.50 


7 


1,705 


3,048.12 


1.79 


34 


9, 289 


10,454.80 


1.12 


21 


5,633 


9,151.92 


1.62 


245 


49,248 


.81,375.4!) 


.70 


28 


8,340 


9,054.67 


1.09 


11 


3,631 


3.979.38 


1.09 


24 


5,747 


9,883.92 


1.72 


IS 


6,046 


4,744.81 


.78 


666 


161,797 


207,702.73 


1.29 


9 


2,817 


11,199.72 


5.11 


657 


158, 960 


196,503.01 


1.24 



NORFOLK AND CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



80 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES— Continued. 



Class. 


Number. 


Total. 

Number 

Days 


Total 
Yearly Com- 
pensation. 


Avt'-age 
Daily 

Compen- 
sation. 


Djstkbutiion of Above— 
(ieneral admiiiistratlDn 


24 
284 

26 
332 


6,816 
60,329 

6,285 
88,367 


19,527.74 

52,088.33 

9,013.68 

127,042.98 


3 15 


Maintenance of ways and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation- 


86 
1.44 
1.44 


T .tal (iticluding "General Officers ") -N. C. 
Less " General Officers " 


666 


161,797 
2,817 


207,702.73 

11,199.72 


1.29 
5.11 


Total (excluding " GeaerU Officers •')-N. C. 


657 


153,980 


196,50101 


L24 



DESCEIPTION OP EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 


Number 
Added 
During 
Year. 


Total 
Number 
at Eud 
of Year. 


equipment fitted 

WITH TRAIN 
BRAKE. 


KQUIP.VIKNT 

FITTED WIT H 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 




No. 


Name. 


No. 


Name 


LOCOOTMIVES- 

P.issenger . ._'_ | 




15 
2 


15 

2 


Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinght)use 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghou e 

Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 


11 

u 


Janney. 
J iuney. 


Fieight j 

Switching _ , _. _ _ 












17 


17 


11 
11 

,4 
3 

7 

1 
180 

5 

lOS 


Jan. ey. 










17 


17 


Jatiney. 






CARS IN PaSSKNGEK SERVICK- 




4 

3 


, 4 
3 


Janney. 
Janney. 










Total -_ - . . - 




7 

181 

113 

■ 

327 


7 

134 
42 


J.tnney. 
Tower. 


C i{.s IN Freight Service— 


4 
3 

51 


Flat cars 


Janney. 
Tower. 


L'gcars 


Janney. 










Total _ 


58 
4 


621 

14 

19 

1 


176 


6 

288 

12 
8 
1 

21 

;;i6 
_± 

bl6 
6 


'J'ower. 


Cars in Company's Service - 

(j.avel cars 

Caboose cars . 




Janney. 

Janney. 
Janney. 
Janney. 


Other road c.trs, wreck _ ... 
















Total - 


4 


34 













Total cars in service - 


62 


662 


183 
183 


Janney. 




Tower. 


Total cars owned 


62 


662 


•Janney, 
Tower. 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE— Entire Line. 



Item. 



Passenger Tkaffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Fkeight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received from each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile — 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Column 
for tonnage 

No. Pas- 
sengers, No. 

Trains, 

Mileage, 
No. Cars. 



80,576 

2,717,624 

24,410.52 

33.73 



465, 296 
33,911,318 
304,601.79" 

72.88 



Column for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Dollars. 



70,714 



81,470 
731 



),378 



395,023 
3,548 

1 

460,092 

4,132 
476,494 

4,280 
558,054 

5,012 

1 

352,771 

3,168 

1 

205,282 

1,843 



Cents 



Mills. 



•17 

.87 I 761 

.02 I 602 

I 
.82 

.79 574 

.58 469 



.02 
.23 
.61 
.61 
.28 
.69 
.01 
.95 
.91 



NORFOLK AND CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



87 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT— Entire Line. 



Commodity. 



Prodcjcts of Agriculture- 
Grain 

Flour 

Other mill products 

Hay 

Tobacco 

Cotton 

Fruit and vegetables 



Products of Animals- 
Live stock 



Dressed meats 

Other packing-house products. 

Poultry, game and fish 

Wool 

Hides and leather 



Products of Mines— 

Anthracite and bituminous coal- 



Ores 

Stone, sand, other like articles - 

Products of Forest— 

Lumber 

Logs 

Manufactures- 

Petroleum and other oils 

Sugar 

Naval stores 

Iron, pig and bloom 

Iron and steel rails 

Other castings and machinery .. 

Bar and sheet metal 

Cement, brick and lime 

Agricultural implements 

Wagons, carriages, tools, etc 

Wines, liquors and beers 

Household goods and furniture . 

Fertilizers 

Merchandise 

Ice 

Total tonnage— entire line 



Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 



Whole Tons 

2,486 

2,676 
726 

1,590 
120 

1,692 

9,205 

1,393 
340 

41 

62 

4 

82 

2,912 

25 

915 

43, 185 
71,678 

711 

298 

23 

12 

1,071 

196 

897 

21 

29 

107 

173 

25,211 

17,426 

1,193 



186,457 



Freight I 
from con- 
necting 
roads and 

other 
carriers. 

Whole Tons. 
1,109 



36 
21 

1,260 
10,347 

3,114 



232 
90 
157 
447 
50 



37, 301 
155,661 

558 

2,122 

4,436 

285 

80 

352 

117 

178 

15 

31 

378 

166 

3,568 

54,967 

5 



278, 



Total 
Fieight Tonnage. 



Whole Tons. 
3, 595 

3,334 

762 

1,611 

1,380 

12,039 

12, 319 

1,625 

430 

198 

509 

54 

1,118 

2,924 

25 

915 



Per Cent. 

.77 



80,486 17.30 

227,339 I 48.84 



1,269 

2,420 

4,459 

297 

1,151 

548 

124 

1,075 



485 

339 

28,779 

72, 393 

1,198 



465,296 



8S 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



MILEAGE. 
MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (ALL TRACKS.) 



Line in Use. 


LINE REPRE- 

SENTBD BY 

CAPITAL STOCK. 


Total 
mileage 
operated. 


RAILS. 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 

and 

Spurs. 






Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track , __. 


100. 49 

22.98 


10.84 


111.33 

22.98 


HI 33 


Miles of yard track and sidings 


22 98 






Total mileage operated (all tracks)-- — 


123.47 


10.84 


134.31 




134.31 







MILEAGE OF LINE BY STATES. 



State. 


LINE REPRE- 
SENTED BY 
CAPITAL STOCK. 


Total RAILS, 
mileage 
operated 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 
and 

Spurs. 




Iron. 


Stt el. 


Virginia - - - - 


34.38 
66.11 


10.35 
0.46 


44.73 ' 

66.60 


44.73 




66.60 






Total mileage operated (single track) 


100. 49 


10.84 


111.33 


111.33 



RENEWALS OP RAILS AND TIES— Entire Line. 
New Rails Laid During Year— 

Sleel— tons 

Weight per yard 

Average price per ton at distributing point 

New Ties Laid During Year— 

Oak, pine and cypress (number) 

Average price at distributing point 



480. 70 
70 

$31. 44 

53, 111 

m}<, cts 



CONSUMPTION OP FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 


Coal — 
Bitumi- 
nous. 


^°^^- sumed. 

; 


Miles 
Run. 


Average 

pounds 

consumed 

per mile. 


Passenger 


Tons. 
6,780 

8,214.10 

1,402.60 

698 


Cords. 

98 

173 
21 
10 


Tons. 

6,829 

8,300.60 

1,413.10 

703 


161,840 
240,812 
56, 105 
21,836 


84.39 


Freio-ht 


68.93 


Switching 


50.37 


Con struction 


64.39 


Total - - 


17,094.70 


302 


17,245.70 


480,593 


71.76 






Average cost at distributing point 




$1.60 















NORFOLK AND CAROLI.VA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



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CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 



WORKING DIVISIONS OR BRANCHES. 


ALrlGNMENT. 


PROFILE. 


From— 


TO- 


Miles. 


Number 

of 
curves. 


Aggregate 

length of 

curved 

line. 


Length 

straight 
line. 


Length 
level line. 






100.49 
1.13 
6.53 
1.55 


22 
2 
10 

1 


Miles. 

7.07 


Miles. 

93. 42 


Miles. 
39. 59 


Armistead 

Bruce 


S. A. L. connection 

IMg Point and Belleville 
Bennett's Pasture 


.42 , .71 

1.6b '' 4.87 

.32 ' 1.23 


.39 
1.91 


Driver 


.51 


Total 


109.70 


85 


9.47 100.23 

1 


42.40 









WORKING DIVISIONS OR 
BRANCHES. 


PROFILE. 




To— 


ASCENDING GRADES. 


DESCENDI^G GRADES. 


From— 


No. 


Sum of 
ascents. 


Aggregate 

length of 

ascending 

grades 


No. 


Sum of 
ascents. 


Aggregate 

lengtiiof 

descend- 

iuggrades. 


PinnersPoint Tarboro 

Armistead ' S. A L. connection 


64 
2 
9 
2 

77 


Feet. 
494.16 

4.0 

2L2 

6 


Miles. 
82.12 

.74 

2.77 

.40 


64 


Feet. 

426.56 


Mile s. 

28.78 


Bruce \ Pig Pointand Belleville 

Driver Bennett's Pasture 


7 
2 


19.05 

5.2 


1.85 
.64 


Total -_. 




528.36 


36.03 


73 


450.81 


31.27 



BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


Number. 


Aggregate 
length. 


Minimum 
length. 


Maximum 
length. 


Bridges— 

Iron . .. _, ._ 


7 
2 


Feet. 

1,813 

128 


Inches 


Feet. 
50 
35 


IncJies. 


Feet. 

455 

93 


Inches. 


Wooden __. 














Total ..... 


9 


1,441 








8 




3,038 




Trestles— 


68 


16,040 


6 









Overhead highway crossings : bridges 1 ; height of lowest above surface of rail, 20 feet 5 inches. 
Gauge of track, four feet nine inches ; 111, 83 miles. 

TELEGRAPH COMPANY. 
OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 

Western Union Telegraph Company— miles of line 101.62 

Miles of wire _ 347. 61 



90 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 
ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 





EMPLOYEES. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trainmen. 


Switchmen, 

flagmen and 

watchmien. 


Other .p^.„, 
employees. loiai. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Coupling and uncoupling" 




3 

1 
1 
1 




•3 
1 








6 


Falling from trains and en- 
gines 

Overhead obstructions 


1 






1 


2 






1 


At stations 










1 
3 




2 


Other causes 










3 










4 







Total 


1 


6 




4 


I 


14 









OTHEBS. 


Kind of Accident. 


Passengers. 


Trespassing. 


Not 
trespassing. 


Total. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


At stations 






1 


2 
1 


1 


1 


3 




1 








1 












Total 


1 




1 


. 3 


1 


1 


4 









WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



91 



WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA RAILROAD 

COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED— Entire Line. 
Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta, from Wilmington to Columbia, 191.70 mi 
Wilmington and Conway Branch, from Hub to Conway, 50 miles. 
Spurs to mills, 4. 82 miles. Total 246. 52 

CAPITAL STOCK, 

Capital stock, common— number of shares authorized 

Par value of shares 

Total par value authorized 

Total amount issued and outstanding 

Dividends declared during year (6 per cent) 



9,600 

$100.00 

960,000.00 

900, OCO. ( 

57, 600. 00 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 





Time. 


Amount of 

Authorized 

Issue. 


Amount [ Amount 
Issued. Outstanding. 

1 




Class of Bond or 
Obligation. 


1879 
1896 




ized on 
Amount 
Issued. 


First mortgage 


1910 
1946 




$1,600,000.00 11,600,000.00 
2,000,000.00 200,000.00 


$1,600,000.00 


First mortgage-W. & C. 
bonds. . 










Total 






1,800,000.00 1,800,000.00 
136,360.00 1,136,360.00 




Miscellaneous obligations 










Grand total 




1,936,360.00 1,936,360.00 


1,600,000.00 







Class of Bonds and Obligations. 



First Mortgage Bonds 

First Mortgage W. & C. Bonds 

Total 

Miscellaneous obligation 

Grand total 



interest. 



Rate. 



When 
Payable. 



Jan. and July. 
Jan. and July, 



Amount ; Amount 

Accrued Puid 

During During 

Year. Year. 



$96,000.00 I $96,000.00 
8,000.00 I 8,000.00 



104,000.00 104,000.00 

8,181.60 , 8,181.60 

112,181.60 112,181.60 



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BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RECAPITULATION OF FUNDED DEBT. 

Mortgage bonds— amount issued $1,800,000.00 

Miscellaneous obligations— amount issued 136,360.00 



Total : 

Mortgage bonds— amount outstanding 

Miscellaneous obligations— amount outstanding. 



Total 

Mortgage bonds— amount of interest accrued during year 

Miscellaneous obligations— amount of interest accrued during year. 



Total 



Mortgage bDnds— amount of interest paid during year 

Miscellaneous obligations— amount of interest paid during year. 



Total. 



1, 936, S60. 00 

1,800,000.00 

U6,360.(X) 

1,936,360.00 

101,000.00 

8,181.60 

112,181.60 

104,000.00 

8,181.60 

112,181.60 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 



Cash 

Due from agents 

Due from solvent companies and individual.'- 

Total 



Audited vouchers and accounts- 
Wages and salaries 

Dividends not called for 

Matured interest coupons unpaid. 
Miscellaneous 



LIABILITIES. 



Total current liabilities. 



$29,994.60 
20, 490. 05 
52,048.51 

102,533.16 

4,068.97 

22, 197.98 

1,353.00 

5,580.00 

69, 338. 21 

102,533.16 



RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Account. 


Total Amount 
Outstanding. 


Amount Per Mile of Line. 


Capital stock 

Bonds 


$960,000.00 
1,936,360 00 


Miles. 

246,52 

246,52 


A moun t. 

$3. 894 

7.855 


Total - 


2,896,360.00 1 246.52 


11.749 











COST OF ROAD, EdUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS 

Total expenditures during year charged to construction or equipment $127,172.00 

Total cost construction to June 30, 1896 2,775,589.47 

Total cost construction to Jane 30, 1897 2,902,761.47 

Total cost construction per mile 11,774.95 



WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



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INCOME ACCOUNT— Entire Line 



Gross euro Id ffs from operations - 


$697,257.97 






503, 303. 69 








Incorne from operation - - 


$193,95-1.28 


Dividends on stock ._ - -. — 


17,023.79 




Miscellaneous income— less expenses 

Income from other sources 


14,519.76 




31,5^3.55 








Total income _ - -- - . ._ ._ ' 




225,197.83 


Deductions fhom Income - 








112,181.60 




Interest on interest-bearing current liabilities accrued, not 
ottierwise provided for 

Taxes 


12,560.00 
27,217.12 






Total deduction from income 




151,958.72 






N^et income 




73,539.11 


Divideuds 6 per cent common stock 










Total. _-_ _ - — - -- — - 




57,600.00 








Surplus frt-m operations of year ending June 80, 1897 ._ . 




15,9!9.11 
124,712.79 


Surplus on June 30, 1896, [From "General Balance Sheet," 189ii 
Report] 














140,651.90 


Deductions for year 




22 319 56 








Surplus on June 30, 1897, [For entry on "General Balance Sheet"] 




118,332.34 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION— Entire Line. 



Item. 



Passenger— 

Mail 

Express 

Extra baggage and storage 

Otner iOems 

Total passenger earnings 

Total freight revenue 

Total freight earnings 

Total passenger and freight earnings 

Telegraph companies 

Other sources 

Total other earnings 



Total 
Receipts. 



Total gross earnings from operation— en- 
lire line 



Deductions 

Account of 

Repayment!^ 

etc. 



Actual 
Earnings. 



$135,016 

32,206 

8,762 

2,624, 

178,610 

511,39J 



31 
61 
35 
511,394.35 



690,001.96 
2,00.^.66 
5,249.35 
7,258.01 



697, 257. 97 



94 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STOCKS OWNED. 
Columbia, Newberry and Laurens Railroad— total par value. 
Wliiiiington Railway Bridge 

Tvjtal valuation 

Income or dividend received- 



- total. 



OTHER STOCKS. 

A C. L. Sleeping Car Association— total par value 

Income or dividend received 

Grasid total— par value stocks owned 

Urand total— income or dividend received 

Grand total— valuation • 



OTHER BONDS. 

South Carolina State Bonds— total par value 



MISCELLANEOUS INCOME. 



Current interest 

Lease of land, etc 

Lease of Central R iilroad of South Carolina. 
Kent of rails 



$5,001.00 
10,000.00 



Total 



15,001.00 
4,801.79 



75,078.00 
12, 222. 00 
90,079.00 
17,02-5.79 
90,079.00 



8,000.00 



3,129.14 

184.70 
2, 321. 33 
8,881.59 



14,519.76 



OPERATING EXPENSES. 
Recapitulation of Expenses— 

Maintenance of way and structures S129,652.77 

Maintenance of equipment 91,286.89 

Conducting transportation 255,614.66 

Cieneral expenses 26,749.37 

Grand total $503,803.69 

Pt rcentage of expenses to earnings— entire line 



72>^ 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 




Year Ending June 30, 1897. 




Assets 








Total 




Total, 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$2,775,589.47 

96,537. 10 

8,000.00 

142 397 14 


Cost of road __ -. 


$2,902,761.47 


$127,172.00 






90,079.00 


$6,458.10 
137,810.92 


Bond sown ed 


4,586.22 




Other permanent investments 


8,000.00 






Lands owned 


9,265.65 


9,265.65 

28,585.63 




73 947.53 


Cash and current assets 

Grand total 

Liabilities. 


102,533.16 








3,096,471,24 


3,117,225.50 


20,754.26 













960,000.00 

1,800,000.00 

211,758.45 

124,712.79 


Capital stock - 


960,000.00 

1,936,360.00 

102,533.16 

118,332.34 






Funded debt _ _ _ 


136,360.00 




Current liabilities 


109,225.29 
6,380.45 


Profit and loss — 




Grand total . .- 




3,096,471.24 


3,117,225.50 


20,754.26 











WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



95 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE. 



Item. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings pertrain mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight re venue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Fre^ht earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation ^ 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Column for 
ionnage, 
No. Passen- 
[^ers, No. 
Trains, 
M ileage, 
No. Cars. 



211,020 

,626,440 

26,880 

3.14 



471, 769 

,147,776 

106,067 

55.4 



Columns for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Dollars. 



135,016 



178,610 
724 



511,394 
1 



511,394 
2,074 

2 

646,411 

2,622 

690,004 

2,798 

697, 257 

2,828 

1 

503, 303 

2,041 

1 

193, 954 

786 



Cents 



.35 
.08 
.01 
.35 
.45 
.11 

.15 
.15 
.96 
.98 
.97 
.40 
.44 
.69 
.64 
.03 
.28 
.76 



Mills. 



96 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC NO VEMENT —Entire Line. 
(COMPANY'S MATERIAL EXCLUDED.) 



Commodity. 



Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 



Freight re- 
ceived from 
connecting 

roads 
and < iher 
carriers. 



Total 
Freight Tonnage. 



PKODUCTS of AGRICUIiTURE- 

Grain 

Flour 

Other mill products 

Hay 

Tobacco 

Cotton 

Fruit and vegetables 

Melons 

Oranges 



Products of Animals- 
Livestocli 



Dressed meats 

Poultry, game and fish 

Wuol 

Hides and leather 

Products of Mines— 

Coal— anthracite and bituminous 

Stone, sand and other like articles 

Products of Forest— 

Lumber 

Logs 

Manufactures— 

Petroleum and other oils 

Sugar — 

Naval stores 

Other castings and machinery 

Bar and sheet metal 

Cement, brick, and lime 

Agricultural implements 

Wagons, carriages, tools, etc. 

Wines, liquors, and beers 

Household goods and furniture 

Fertilizers 

Merch5,ndise 

Other commodities not mentioned above- 
Total tonnage— entire line 



Whole Tons. 

3,651 

2,511 

1,698 

623 

2,645 

15,083 

564 



Whole Tons. Whole Tons. 



371 

2,'217 



56 

6,987 
1,740 

26,897 
1,757 

8, 232 

487 

9,164 

451 

857 

2,656 

13 

74 

1,536 

346 

41,845 

3,166 

5,137 



10,228 

8,819 

4,025 

1,705 

3,585 

22,376 

47,958 

5,123 

3 

2,598 

4,109 

497 

25 

2,302 

2,681 
1,628 

61,235 



140, 962 



9,423 

3,166 

3,703 

5,372 

15,773 

3,536 

1,029 

],72l 

1,117 

1,881 

73,394 

20,364 

11,428 

330,807 



13,879 

11,380 

5,723 

2,328 

6,230 

37,459 

48,522 

5,152 

3 

2,969 

6,326 

663 

25 

2,358 

9,668 



88, 132 
1,757 

17,655 
3,653 

12,867 
5,826 

16,630 
6, 92 
1,042 
1,796 
2,653 
2,230 
115,239 

23,530 

16,565 



471,769 



JPer Cent. 
2.94 
2.40 
1.21 
.49 
1.32 
7.94 
10.29 
1.09 



WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA RAILROAD COMPANY. 97 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES - Entire Line. 



Class. 



k 



proportion. 



Geueral officers 
General office clerks 

Station agents 

Other station men 

Enginemen 

Firemen 

Conductors 

Other trainmen 

Machinists 

Carpenters 

Other siiopmen 

Section foremen 

Other trackmen 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmea 

Telegiaph operators and dispatchers 

All other employees and laborers 

Total (including "General Officers") N. (',. 

Less "General Officers" 

Total (excluding "Geaeral Orticers") N. C- 

DlSTRIBUTION OF ABOVK-t 

General administration ,... 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

Total (including "General Officers") N. C 
Less "General Officers" 

Total (excluding "General Officers") N. C- 



Number. 

18 
64 
30 
45 
22 
44 
18 
33 
38 
35 

100 
29 

176 
28 
13 
31 

724 
18 

706 

82 
205 
173 
264 
724 

18 
706 



Total 

Number of 

Days 

Worked. 



6,570 
23,3d0 
10,950 
14,040 
7,718 
13,728 
5,616 
10,296 
11,856 
10,920 
31,200 
10,585 
54,912 
8,730 
4,745 
9.672 



234,904 
6,570 



228,334 

29,930 
65,497 
53,976 
82,501 



234,904 
6,570 



228,331 



Total 

Yearly Com 

pensation. 



$7,040.97 

4,982.77 

14,703.96 

10,566.00 

26,516.04 

14,317.28 

13,146.50 

8,990.18 

29,112.72 

19,523.76 

30,912.24 

13, 440. GO 

35,022.96 

7,706.57 

9,420.00 

12, 21 '.54 



Average 
Daily Com- 
pensation. 



257,647.09 

7,0(0.97 

250,606.12 

12,023.74 

48,462.96 
79,548.72 
117,611.67 



257,617.09 I 
7,010.97 I 



$1.07 

21 

1.34 

75 

3.44 

1.04 

2.30 

87 

2.45 

1.78 

99 

1.27 

63 

91 

1.98 

1.26 

1.09 

1.07 



250,606. 12 



L09 
1.07 
1.09 



RENEWALS OP RAILS AND TIES. 
New Ties Laid During Year- 
Pi ne— number 94 , 078 

Average price at distributing point 30 cts 



98 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



LOCOMOTIVES. 



Passenger 

Freight 

Switching .— 

Construction 

Total — 



Coal- 
Tons. 
Bitumi- 
nous. 



Wood- 
Soft. 
Cords 



6,6i6.72 13,089 



Average cost at distributing point- 



2.45 



1.75 



Total Fuel 

Consumed 

Tons. 



13,166.i:2 



MllesRun 



242,118 

211,990 

163, 151 

12,443 



Average 

Pounds 

Consumed 

per Mile. 



40 



DESCRIPTION OP EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 



Locomotives— 

Passenger 

Freight 

Switching 

Total Locomotives in service. 
Cars in Passenger Service— 

First-class cars 

Second class cars 

Combination cars 

Sleeping cars 

Total 

Cars in Freight Service- 
Box cars 



Flat cars — 
Stock cars- 



Total 

Cars in C"Mpany's SEf>viCE- 

Gravel cars 

Caboose cars.. 

Other road cars, wreck, etc. 



Total 



Total oars in service. 
Total cars owned 



Nurpber 
Added 
During 
Year. 



Total 
Number 
at end of 

Year. 



EQUIPMENT FITTED 

WITH TRAIN 

BRAKE. 



55 



27 



29 

311 

167 
4 



512 



No. 



26 I 24 

1 1 



25 



29 

212 

59 
3 

301 



11 
344 



Name. 



Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghou-e 



Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 



41 
194 

41 
344 Westinghousel 494 



EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 



Name. 



17 Jacney. 



17 Janney. 



41 

428 



U''s'gh'se 
W's'gh'se. 
W's'gh'se. 
W's'gh'se. 
W's'gh'se. 

Buckeye. 
Janney. 

Janney. 

Janney. 



Buckeye 
Janney. 



Janney. 
Janney. 
Janney. 



Janney. 

Buckeye. 
Janney. 

Buckeye 
Janney. 



WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGUSTA RAILROAD COMPANY. 99 

ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 





EMPLOYEES. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trainmen. 


Switchmen, 
Flagmen and 
Watchmen 


Other 
Employees. 


Total. 




Killed 


Injured 


Killed. 


Injured 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed 


Injured. 


Coupling and uncoupling — 
Falling from tr'ns and eng's 


1 


7 
2 
1 
4 

3 

7 










1 


7 





1 






3 











1 


Collisions _. 

Other train accidents 




4 
3 


At stations 

Ot.Vipr f^ansps 










8 
4 




10 
4 
















Total- - _ 


1 


24 




1 




7 


1 


32 




' 




Passengers. 


• 

OTHEKS. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trespassing. 


Not 

Trespassing. 


Total. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed 


Injured. 










1 

10 
5 
4 






1 
1 


1 


Other train accidents - 

At highway crossings 

At stations ._ 




3 


1 
1 


10 
5 


4 

1 






4 


Other causes 








1 


















Total - 




8 


i2 


20 






2 


20 









CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 

BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, ETC. 



Item. 


j^ Aggregate 
^"- Length. 

i 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 
Iron,__ _ _ _ _ 


7 


Feet. 
1,430 


Inches 

7 


Feet. 
50 


Inches 



Feet. 
431 


Inches. 
2 






Total 


7 


1,430 


• 7 


50 





431 


2 


Trestles 

Waterways 


225 
60 


37,948 
1,194 


9 



25 
10 






6,461 
24 


8 








Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches, 246.52 miles. 



100 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



MILEAGE. 
MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED. 



Line in Use. 


Line Represented 
BY Capital Stock. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


Rails. 




Main Line 


Branches 
and Spurs. 


Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of sicgle track 


191.70 
5.97 
19.62 


54.82 


246.52 
5.97 
19.62 




246. 52 






Miles of yard track and sidings, S. C - - 
















217. 29 


54.82 


272.11 




246 .^2 






' 


State. 


Line Represented 
BY Capital Stock. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


RAILS. 




MainLloeBrane^^es 


Iron. 


Steel. 


North Carolina. -_ _ 


i 

67.51 26.29 
124.19 ; 28.53 


93.80 
152.72 






South Carolina 












Total mileage operated (single track)... __. 


191.70 54.82 


246.52 













WILMINGTON, NEWBERN AND NORFOLK RAILWAY COMPANY. 



101 



WILMINGTON, NEWBERN AND NORFOLK RAILWAY 

COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED, 

Wilmington, Newbern and Norfolk Railway, from Wilmington to Newbern, 87.25 miles. 
Wilmington Street Railway Company's freight line, 1.25 miles. 

CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common, authorized by charter, number of shares authorized 60,000 

Par value of shares 850.00 

Total par value authorized 3,000,000.00 

Issued and outstanding, number of shares authorized 24,000 

Par value of shares $50.00 

Total par value authorized 1,200,000.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 1,200,000.00 

MANNER OF PAYMENT FOR CAPITAL STOCK. 

Issued for construction, common, total number shares issued and outstanding 20,000 

Issued for reorganization, common, total number shares issued and outstanding... 4,000 

Remarks— 20,000 shares issued to contractor for building and equipping the W. O. and E. C 
Railroad. 4,000 issued to purchase the E. C. L. and Riilway Company's railroad. 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 



Class of Bond or 
Obligation. 



First mortgage 

First mortgage 

Mortgage bonds 

Grand total 



Time. ! 


o a3 
v I/. 


0^ 0) 1 


Jan. 


Feb. 


1891 


1921 


1891 


19.^1 

1 



AniKunt of 

Authorized 

Issue 



$718,000.01) 

432,000.00 

1,150,000.00 

1,150,000.00 



Amount 

Issued. 



\ mount 
Outstandin; 



r/ 18, 000. 00 

432,000.00 

1, 150,000.00 



1,500,000.00 



$7 18,000. 00 

43-2,000.00 

1,150,000.00 

1,150,000,00 



Cash Real- 
ized on 
Amount 
Issued. 



Issued for 
Construc- 
tion and 
Equipment. 





Interest. 




Class of Bond or Obligation. ^^^^^ 

per 
Cent. 


When 
Pa sable. 


Amount 

Accrued 

During Year. 


Amount 
Paid Dur- 
ing Year. 


First mortgage 5 

First mortgage 5 


Feb. 1st. 
Aug. 1st. 


$25-, 429. 13 
15,300.01 
40,729.17 

40,7 29. 17 




Mortgage bonds 1 




Grand total 









102 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RECAPITULATION OP FUNDED DEBT. 

Mortgage bonds— amount issued $1, 150,000.00 

Amount outstanding J 1,150,000.00 

Interest— amount accrued during year 40,729.17 



RECEIVER'S CERTIFICATE'S. 

Date issued— May 31st, 1897, amount issued $3,000.00 

Amount outstanding 3,000.00 

Amouat interest accrued during year 15.29 

Rate of interest 6 per cent. 

Date issued— June 11th, 1897, amount issued 500.00 

Amount outstanding 500.00 

Amount interest accrued during year 1.6-1 

Rate of interest 6 percent. 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Cash f 1,186. 18 

Due from agents 480.65 

Due from solvent companies and individuals ) 2 123 44 

Net traffic balances due from other companies ( ' 

Total cash and current ass 3ts 3,710.27 

Balance— current liabilities 191,218.88 

Total 1194,959.15 

LIABILITIES. 

Receiver's certificates 8,500.00 

Audited vouchers and accounts $1, 138. 60 

Wages and salaries 2,874.48 

Net traffic balances due to other companies 404.28 

Matured interest coupons unpaid 155,729. 17 

Miscellaneous 31,312.62 

Total 194,959,15 

Materials and supplies on hand, S2,809. 22, 



RECAPITULATION. 

Capital stock— total amount outstanding $1,200,000.00 

Capital stock— apportionment to railroads 1,200,000,00 

Bonds— total amount outstanding 1, 150,000.00 

Bonds—apportionment to railroads 1,150,000.00 

Total - 2,350,000.00 

Capital stock— amount per mile of line (87.25 miles).. 13,753.58 

Bonds— amount per mile of line (87. 25 mil«s) 13, 180. 52 

Total 2H,934.10 



WILMINGTON, NEWBF:RN AND NORFOLK RAILWAY COMPANY. 



103 



COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Item. 



Construction— 

Buildings, furniture, and fixtures 

Shop machinery and tools 

Sidings and jard extensions 

Terminal facilities and elevators 

Road built by contract 

Othes items 

Total construction 

Equipment— 

Locomotives 

Passenger cars 

BaggHge, express, and postal cars . 

Combination cars ^ 

P'reigbt cars 

Total equipment 

Total cost construction, equipment, etc.— N. C 



Total Cost 
to June 30, 

1896. 


Total Cost 

to June 30, 
1897. 


•Cost Per 
Mile. 


$1,692.41 


$1,692.41 


$19.39 


52. 24 


52.21 


.60 


4,319.50 


4,319.50 


19.51 


761.80 


761. 8ii 


8.73 


2,310,334.37 


2,3 0,334.37 


26,479.48 


580.32 


580.32 


6.65 


2,317,740.70 


2 317,740.70 


26,564.36 


23,700.00 


23,700.00 


271.63 


19,303.46 


19,303.46 


221,24 


1,103.57 


1,103.57 


12.65 


3,450.00 


■ 3,450.00 


39.54 


31,599.12 


31,599.12 


862.17 


79, 156. 15 


79,156.15 


907.23 


2,39(5,896.85 


2,396.896.85 


27,471.59 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 



( ■ rn<i^ p>irni HP'S from oripr^i t ion 


$64, 29 .18 
70,869.75 




Less operating expenses 






Deficit _ - - 


6,578.57 




Deficit _ _ __ - 


6,578.57 


Deduct ons from Income- 
Interest on funded debt accrued 


40,729.17 
3,499.75 




Taxes 








T)tal deductions from income _ . .— 




41,228.92 








Deficit ._ - . 


50,807.49 








Total _-_ _-. 




50,807.49 


Deficit fr »m operations of year ending June 30, 1896. _ - — 




6,578.57 


Deficit on June 30, 1896, [From "General Balance Sheet," 1896 
Report] 




87.800.80 








Deductions for the year 


1,173.57 








Deficit on June 30, 1897, [For entry on "General Balance 
Sheet."]-. _-. . 


139,871.86 







104 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

OPERATING EXPENSES. 



Item. 



Maintenance of Way and Structures— 

Repairs of roadway 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals of fences, road crossings, signs, and cattle guards- 
Repairs and renewals of buildings and fixtures 

Repairs and renewals of docks and wharves 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Maintenance of Equipment— 

Superinten dence 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewalsof marine equipment 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Conducting Transportation— 

Engine and roundhouse men ^ 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow, and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Station service 

Station supplies 

Switching charges— balance 

Car mileage— balance 

Total carried forward 



Amount. 



$12,205.85 

4,78(;.44 

2,795.11 

259.24 

553.15 

4G4. 10 

30. 83 

84.00 

15.]. 35 



21,352.07 



710.31 

3,283.39 

1,778.74 

1,352.37 

331.62 

627.96 

94.81 

63.00 

34.95 

8,275.15 



4,630.89 

4, 169.73 

529.86 

444. 17 

3,756.00 
891.95 
62J.50 

6,552.83 

479. 45 

486.48 

222.05 

22,787.91 



WILMINGTON NEWBERN AND NORFOLK RAILWAY COMPANY. 105 

OPERATING EXPENSES— Continued. 



Item. 



Conducting Transportation— Continued. 

Total brought forward 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 

Clearing wrecks 

Operating marine equipment 

Advertising 

Rents for tracks, yards and terminals 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Mail 



Credit by rent of coaches 

Total- 

General Expenses— 

Salaries of General Officers 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general officers) 

Other expenses (soliciting immigration, $529.14; miscellaneous, $3.25). 

Rent 

Total 

Recapitulation of Expenses— 

Maintenance of way and structures . 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total 

Percentage ot expenses to earnings — entire line 

Operating Expenses— State of North Carolina— 

Maintenance of way and structures . 

Maintenance of equipment , 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— North Carolina 



Amount. 



$22,7^7 

200. 

170. 

24 

2,7!9 

336. 

3,885. 

213. 

3. 

47, 

30,478. 



30,439. 



3,700. 
3,4:>8, 

S68, 

712. 
1,264. 

136. 

532. 

loO, 
10,822. 



21,S32 

8,275. 

30,439. 

10,822. 



70,809. 



110. 2>J 



21,332. 

8,275. 

30,439. 

10,822. 



70,869. 



IJO. 



106 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATIONS. 



Item. 


Total. 


Deductions, 

Account of 

Repayments, 

Etc. 


Actual. 


Passengers— 

Passenger revenue 


^2:^,978.87 


S2.13 

75.00 

1,991.73 








Less repayments- 
Tickets redeemed _ — _ 






Excess fares refundf d _ _ . . 






Other repayments . _ . _ . 












Total deductions 


2,068.86 

2i^o.or 

3,879.52 

1,026.06 

221.98 




Total passenger levenue . — 




Mail 

Express 

Extra baggage and storage 







Total passenger earnings _ _ - _ 


$27, 037.. 57 


Fkeight— 

Freight revenue .. _ 


38, 5 J 8. 34 






88.29 
1,206.-14 




Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers. - . . — -- - 






Other repayments. ._ _ _ - .- 












Total deductions. . _ _ 


1,29^.73 








Total freight revenue 




37,253.61 


Totil freight ear nine's 


37, 2,53. (it 








Total passenger and freight earnings 


64,291. 18 




Total gross earnings from operation— V C 

Total gross earnings from operations-entire line 


■64,291.18 
64,291.18 







RENTALS PAID. 
RENTS PAID FOR LEASE OF TRACKS, YARDS, AND TERMINALS. 
Situation of property leased— Wilmington, (water front tracks). Name of company owned- 
Wilmington Street Railway. Total rents paid— $3,000. 



WILMINGTON, NEWBERN AND NORFOLK RAILWAY COMPANY. 107 
COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, J 896. 


ASSETS. 


Year Ending June 


30, 1897. 


T.ital. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$2,317,740.70 
7Q 156 15 


Cost of road - _ - . 


$2,317,7-10.70 
79,156.15 
3,740.27 

2,809.22 

1,610.95 

139,871.86 






Cost of equipment 






4, 147. 7 i 
4 799 09 


Cash and current assets 

OTHER AS.SETS. 

Materials and supplies 





407. -15 

1 989 87 


2 025 97 


Sundries - 




385. 02 


87 S90 80 


Profit and loss 


51,981.08 






Grand total 




2,495,760.43 


2,54-1,959.15 


51,981.06 


2,782.31 


LIABILITIES. 

Capital stock 

Funded debt 


1,200,000.00 
1,150,0C0.00 

145,760.43 


1.200,000.00 

1,150,000.00 

19-1, 959, 15 










Current liabilities 

Grand total 


49, 198.72 




2,495,760.43 


2,544,959.15 


49, 198. 72 









MILAEGE. 
MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED. 

Line represented by capital stock, main line, miles of track 

Miles of yard tracK and sidings 

Line operared under lease, miles of single track 



Total mileage operated 

Rails— steel, miles of single track. 
Miles of yard track and sidings—. 



Total. 



Noith Carolina, line represented by capital 'stock— main line- 
Line operated under lease— main line 



Total mileage operated. 
Rails— steel 



87 


25 


3 


24 


1. 


25 


9' 


74 


88 


50 


3 


24 



MILE.\GE OF LINE OPERATED BY STATES. 



91.74 



87.25 
1.25 



88.50 
88. 50 



RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES. 
New Ties Laid During Year— 

Long leaf (heart) pine— nuinber 

Average cost at distributing point 



23,871 
20.05 



I 



108 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE, —Entire Line. 



Item. 



Column 
for tonnage, 

No. Pas- 
sengers, No. 

Trains. 
Mileage, 

No. Cars. 



Columns for 
Revenue and Rates. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile — _ 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mileof road 

Passenger and freight earn ings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

^ Income from operation per mile of road 



2 J, 403 
1,015,027 
11,808.21 

42. 82 



Dollars. Cents 



24,761 
,341,281 
15,155.72 
54.12 



21,910 .01 



27,037 
305 



.02 
.57 
.50 
.41 



37,253 

1 



.61 
.50 

1 .02 

37,253 I .61 

420 j .94 

1 i .35 



59, 163 
668 

64,291 
726 

64,291 
726 



.62 
.51 
.18 
.45 
.18 
.45 



70,869 ! .75 

800 i .78 

I .76 

6,578 ! .57 

74 i .83 



WILMINGTON, NEWBERN AND NORFOLK RAILWAY COMPANY 



109 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT— Entire Line. 



ComnQodity. 



Products of Agriculture— 

Grain 

Flour 

Other mill products 

Hay — _ 

Tobacco 

Cotton 

Fruit and vegetables 

Cotton seed 

Peanuts 

Potatoes 

Melons 

Products or Animals— 

Live St jck 

Dressed meats ) 

Other packing-house products ) 

Poultry, game, etc 

Wool 

Hides and leather 

Oysters 

Clams -__ 

Fish 

Shells 

Products of Mines— 
Anthracite coal 
Bituminous coal 
Stone, sand, and other like articles 

Products of Forest— 

Lumber 

Logs 

Wood— 

Shingles 

Manufactures — 

Petroleum and other oils 

Salt 

Naval stores 

Ice 



Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 


Freight re- 
ceived from 
connecting 

roads 
and ot hei 


Total 
Freight Tonnage. 




carriers. 






Whole 7'ons. 


Whole Tons. 


Whole Tons 


Percent. 


288 


3,867 


4,155 


16.78 


469 


989 


1,458 


5.89 


360 


311 


671 


2.70 


97 


41 


138 


.56 


77 


14 


91 


.37 


1,835 
109 




1,835 
193 


7.41 


24 


.78 


1,214 
649 
133 




1,214 
649 
163 


4.90 




2.63 


30 


.66 


117 




117 


.47 


105 


70 


175 


.71 


166 


29 


195 


.79 


50 

5 

121 
461 




50 

5 

1.-4 
461 


.20 




.02 




.50 




1.86 


220 


2 


222 


.89 


75 




75 


.30 


85 


245 


330 


1.34 


22 


61 


83 


.34 


4,602 


14 


4,616 


18.64 


405 
397 
259 

198 




405 

397 
259 

218 


1 64 




1 60 




1 05 


20 


.88 


216 


1 


217 


.88 


1,323 


1 


1,324 


5.35 


102 




102 


.41 



no 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT- Continued. 



Commodity. 


Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 


Freight re- 
ceived from 
connectiQg 
roads and 

other 
carriers. 


Total 
Freight Tonnage. 


Manufactures— Confmwed. 

Other castings and machinery ^ 


Whole Tons. 
94 

287 

20 

101 

100 

1,288 

443 

585 


Whole Tons. 

340 

38 

97 

34 
48 
470 
301 
573 


Whole Tons. 

434 

325 

117 

135 
148 

1,758 
744 

1,158 


Per Cent. 

1 76 


Bar and sheet metal j 

Cement, brick, and lime 

Agricultural Implements "j 
Wagons, carriages, tools, etc. j 


1.31 
.47 
.55 




,59 


Fertilizers 


7.09 
3.00 


Other commodities not mentioned above — 


4.68 


Total tonnage — North Carolina - 


17,141 


7,620 


24 761 100 00 






Total tonnage — entire line _ — 


17,141 


7,620 


24 761 i IOC 00 







OONSUMPIION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives 


Coal- 
Anthra- 
cite. 


Coal- 
Bitumi- 
nous 


Wood- 
Cords. 


Total ^., 
fuel con- 1 ^"^^^ 
sumed '^"• 


Average 

pounds 

consumed 

per mile. 


Passenger 

Freight _- 


Tons. 


Tons. 


Soft. 
1,400 

1,156.25 


Tons. 
7C0 fi4 fisi 


21 64 






578. 13 
166 


27,441 
3,500 


42. 13 


Switching 


23 


133 


89.42 






Total 


23 


133 


2,556.25 


1,434.13 


95,625 


29. 99 


Average cost at distrit-uting point 


15.50 


$3.06 


$1.49 


1 

i 





ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 

Trespassing, killed 1. 

CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 

Fjom Wilmington to Newbero, miles 87.25 

Alignment-number of curves 41 

Aggregate length of curved lines, miles 13.82 

Length of straight Imes, miles ^.: 73.74 

Profile— length of level lines, miles 25.24 

Ascending grades— number 174 

Sum of ascents, feet 638.5 

Aggregate length of ascending grades, miles 32.39 

Descending grades— number . 160 

Sum of descents, feet 661.7 

Aggregate length of descending grades, miles 29.93 



WILMINGTON, NEWBERN AND NORFOLK RAILWAY COMPANY. Ill 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 






Class. 


Number. 


Total No 
of Days 
Worked. 


Total Yearly 
Compensa- 
tion. 


Average 
Daily 

Compen- 
sation. 


(T^pnPYtrji nffip.prs - - _ 


2 


528 


$3,700.00 


$7.00 


other officers 


2 


626 


2,700.00 


4.30 


General office clerks 


4 


1,009 


2,685.00 


2.51 


Station agents 


7 


2,191 


3,935.00 


1.79 


Other station men - - ___-_. 


7 


2,191 


2,245.00 


1.02 


Enginemen _. . . 


4 


1,018 


2,680.00 


2.63 


Tfirpmpn _ _- _ - 


4 
3 


1,018 
726 


1,018.00 
1,880.00 


1. 00 


Conductors 


2.59 


Other trainmen - - 


7 


1,8"^ 


1,291.10 


.69 


Machinists.- _ . 


3 


823 


1,222.75 


1.48 


Carpenters 


7 


1,762 


3,211.00 


1.83 


Other shopmen 


3 


922 


644.30 


.69 


Section foremen 


9 


2,817 


4,140.00 


1.48 


Otlier trackmen — - - 


30 


9,300 


6,573.00 


.70 




4 


1,460 


1,184.00 


.S8 


Employees-account floating equipment 


4 


1,252 


1,680.00 


1.34 




2 


626 


710.83 


1.13 






Total (ii eluding " General Officers ")— N. C. 


102 


30,269 


4i,4y;4.98 


1.35 




2 


528 


3,700.00 


7.00 






Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N. C. 


100 


29,741 


37,799.98 


L29 


DiSTKIBUTION OF ABOVE — 












6 


1 597 


6, 385. 00 




Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 


45 


18 669 


13,714.00 
5, 039. 05 




10 


3,036 
11,967 




Conducting transportation 


41 


16,331.93 






Total (including " General Officers ")-N.C 


102 


bO,269 


41,199.98 


1.35 


Less 'General Office! s" 


2 


528 


3,700.00 


7.00 


.Total (excluding " General Officers ") - N. C . 


100 


29,741 


37,799.98 


1.29 



BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Bridges - 

Iron, draw — number 

Aggregate length feet 

Trestles— number 

Aggregate length, feet 

Minimum length, feet 

Maximum length, feet 

Gauge of track, four feet nine inches. 87. 25 miles. 



118 

18 

3,083 

56 

564 



TELEGRAPH. 

OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Miles of line, 88.50 Miles of wire, 88.50. Western Union Telegraph Company. 



112 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



DESCRIPTION OP EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 


Total 
Number 

at end 
of year. 


equipment fitted 

WITH TRAIN BRAKE. 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPIiER. 




No. 


Name. 


No. 


Name. 


Locomotives— 

Passenger 

Freight 

Switching _ 


4 

1 


2 

2 

1 


Boyden 
Westinghouse 
Fames Vaccum 


4 

4 


Janney. 






Totallocomot Ives in service. 


5 

1 


5 

1 


Janney. 






Janney. 




Westinghouse 
Boyden 

Westinghouse 

Boyden 

Boyden 

Boyden 
Boyden 




Total locomotives owned -__ 


1 

8 

1 
2 


4 

1 

1 
2 


4 


Oars in Passenger Service— 

First-class cars ._ 


3 
5 

1 
1 
1 


Janney. 
Gould. 


Baggage, express and postal cars 

Other cars in passenger service 


Janney. 
Janne.y. 
Gould. 


Total 


11 

23 

40 

1 


11 

23 

28 

1 


11 




In Freight Service- 
Box cars 


1 
^ Trojan 

1 Th.i.nnOK, 


Flat cars 

Stock cars 


1 

16 

28 
2 


Standard. 

Gould. 

Trojan. 

Diamond. 

Standard, 




Total-- ._. 


64 


52 


54 










Total cars in service 


75 


63 


65 










Total cars owned 


75 


63 


65 













SEABOARD AIR I I\E SYSTEM, 



113 



SEABOARD AIR LINE SYSTEM, 



LINES CONTROLLED AND OPERATED IN NORTH CAROLINA. 

Carolina Central Railroad 

Durham and Northern Railway 

Georgia, Carolina and Northern Railway 

Louisburg Railr -ad 

Pittsboro Railroad 

Raleigh and Augusta A.ir Line Railroad 

Raleigh and Gaston Railroad 

Roanoke and Tar River Railroad 

Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad 

Palmetto Railroad 

Wilmingt n Railway Bridge Company 



271.03 
41.40 
14.30 
10. 
11,20 
106.73 
97 

32.30 

18.40 

18.20 

2.40 



Total length of all lines, Seaboard Air Line System in North Carolina. 



602.36 



CAROLINA CENTRAL RAILWAY COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED. 



Name. 


TERMINALS. 


Miles of 
line for 


Miles of 
line for 
each class 
of roads 
named. 


From 


To 


e^ich road 
named. 


C C. R R. Co. 


Wilmington 

Wilmiugton 

Ellen boro 


Rutherfordton [ 

Meares Bluff 


264 63 


Wilmington R'y Bridge Co 

Henrietta Brunch 


2 40 


Henrietta 


6 40 






■ 




Total 




273.48 









CAPITAL STOCK, 

Capital stock, common— Number of shares Jiuthorized 

Par value of shares 

Total par value authorized 

Total amount issued and outstanding 

MANNER OF PAYMENT FOR CAPITAL STOCK. 
Issued for construction, common — total number shares issued and outstanding. 



12,000 

$100.00 

1,200,000.00 

1,200,000.00 

12,000 



Total 12,000 

Total cash realized.. 1,200,000.00 



114 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND I. V COME BONDS. 





TIME. 




Amount 
Issued. 


Amou It 
Outstanding- 




Class of Bond or 
Obligation. 


1^1 


c 
Si 


Authorized 
Issue 


on Amount 
Issued 


First mortgage 


1881 

189:; 

1881 
1881 




1920 


ffi2.000.000.00 


$2,000,000.00 

152,000.00 
1,500,000.00 
1,500,000.00 


$2,000,000.00 

152,000.0(i 
1,500,000.00 
1,500,000.00 




First mortgage, Shelby 


1920 250,000.00 
1915 1 1,500,000.00 
1910 1 1.500. COO. 00 




Second mortgage, income 




Third mortgage, income. 












Total— mortgage bonds 


2,250,000.00 


2,15^,000.00 
3,000,000.00 


2, 152, 000. OU 
3,000,000.00 




Income bonds.. 




3,000,000.00 








Grand total 


5,250,000.00 


5,152,000.00 


5,152,000.00 













Class of Bond ur Obligation. 



First mortgage 

First mortgage, Shelby Division 

Second mortgage, income* 

Third mortgage, income* 

Total 



INTEREST. 



Rate 

per 

Cent 



When 
Payable. 



Jan. & July 
Jan. & July 



Amount Amount 

Accrued Paid During 
During Year. ! Year. 



1:80,000.00 , 180,000.00 
6,080.00 6,080.00 



$86,080.00 



$86,080.00 



i=Income non-cumulative. 



RECAPITULATION OF FUNDED DEBT. 





Amount 
Issued. 


Amount 
Outstanding 


interest. 


Class of Debt. 


Amount 

Accrued 

During 

Year. 


Amount 

Paid During 

Year. 


Mortgage bonds 

Income bonds 


$2,152,000.00 
3,000,000.00 


$2,152,000.00 
3,000,000.00 


$86,080.00 


$86,080.00 








Total 


5,152,000.00 


5,152,000.00 


86,080.00 


86,080.00 



RECAPITULATION. 

FOR MILEAGE OWNED. ' 
Name of road— Carolina Central. 

Capital stock $1,200,000.00 

Funded debt 5,152,000.00 

Total - $6,352,000.00 

Amount per mile of line (264.63 miles) 240.14 



CAROLINA CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY. 



115 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 



Cash 

Due from S'^lvent companies and individuals 



Total— cash and current assets 
BalaQce--current liabilities __ 



$2, 



18, 
242, 



534.76 

390.52 

925. 28 
417.42 



Total 261,342.70 

LIABILITIES. 



Loans and bills payable _ 

Audited vouchers and accounts 

Wages and salaries 

Net traffic balances due to other companies- 



110, 



395.55 
383.24 
390. 82 
173.09 



Total — current liabilities. 



261, 



Total 261 

Materials and supplies on hand, $12,046.64. 



342.70 
342.70 



INCOME ACCOUNT.— Entire Line. 



Gross earnings from operation 

Less operating expenses 


$607,136.45 
468,224.98 






Income from operation 




$138,911 47 


Miscellaneous income— le&s expenses 


400.00 




Income from other sources 




400. 00 


Total income 




139 311 47 


Deductions from Income— 

Interest on funded debt accrued 


91,662.50 

6,818.30 

17, 190.76 

660.07 




Interest on interest-bearing current liabilities accrued, not 




Taxes - _ __. __. 




Permanent improvements 








Total deductions from income _ 




116,331.63 
22,979.84 


Net Income _ _ _ 


. 






Surplus frona operations of year ending June 30, 1897 


22 979 84 


Deficit on June 31', 1896 (from " General Balance Sheet " 




447 054 85 


1896 Report.) 
Additions for year 






129 120 00 








Deficit on June 30, 1897 (for entry on " General Balance 


553 195 01 


Sheet.") 







RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Account. 


Total Amount 
Outstanding. 


Apportionment 
to Railroads. 


Amount Per Mile of Line. 


Capital stock. 


|1 200 COO 00 


«i 9nn nm nn 


Miles. 
264.63 

264.63 


Amount. 

$4,535 

19,479 


Bonds 


5,152,000 00 i 5.152,000.00 




Total 


6 352 000 00 1 fi '^^'i nnn m 


264.63 


24,014 









116 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. 



Item. 



Passenger— 

Passenger revenue 

Less repayments- 
Tickets redeemed 

Excess fares refunded 

Other repayments 

Total deductions — _ 

Total passenger revenue 

Mail 

Express 

Extra baggage and storage 

Other items 

Total passenger earnings 

Freight— 

Freight re^'enue 

, Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers 

Other repayments 

Total deductions 

Total freight revenue 

Other items 

Total freight earnings 

Total passenger and freight earnings. 
Other Earnings from Operation— 

Switching charges— balance 

Telegraph companies 

Rents not otlierwise provided for 

Other sources . 

Total other earnings 

Total gross earnings from operation— N, C— "1 



Total gross earnings from operation— entire }■ 

I 
line J 



Total 
Receipts. 



$149,339.69 



Deductions, 
Account of Re- 
payments, etc. 



$150.80 

2ft9.31 

6.26 



726,37 



416,366.88 



4,4.15.11 ! 

9,274.69 1. 

i 



13,729.80 



Actual 
Earnings. 



«148,613.:^2 

25, 958. 66 

11,073.82 

1,830.70 

391.47 

187,867.97 



402,627.03 
5,775.89 



408,402.92 



596,270.89 

2,814.18 
1,794.81 
6,030.71 
225.86 
10,865.56 



607,136.45 



CAROLINA CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY. 



117 



OPERATING EXPENSES. —Entire line. 



Item. 



Maintenance of Way and Structures— 

Repairs of roadway 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals of fences, road crossings, signs, and cattle guards- 
Repairs and renewals of buildings and fixtures 

Repairs and renewals of docks and wharves 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Maintenance op Equipment— 

Superintendence 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Conducting Transportation— 

Superintendence 

Engine and roundhouse men 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses 

Station service 

Station supplies 1 

Switching charges— balance 

Car mileage— balance •_ 

Hire of equipment— balance 

Total carried forward ___ 



Amount. 



$55,312.50 

19,178.98 

9, 560. 99 

1,(J65.53 

4,345.53 

358.58 

404. 18 

303. 88 

27.90 

91,153.07 



2,371.73 

9,237.41 

10, 780. 03 

16,28-1.28 

426. 81 

2,865.24 

344.15 

3h9. 98 



42,699.63 



13,216.68 

42,199.90 

52,986.69 

4,135.37 

J, 155.83 

416.38 

25,040.33 

8,088.97 

7,675.32 

7,892.91 

42,297.18 

3,357.91 

53.83 

29,233.06 

26,368.62 



264,118.98 



118 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



OPERATING EXPENSES.— Continued. 



Item. 



Conducting Transportation— Continued. 

Total brought forward 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 

Clearing wrecks 

Advertising 

Outside agencies 

Commii^sions 

Rents for tracks, yards, and terminals 

Rents of buildings and other property 

Slationerj'- and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

General Expenses— 

Salaiies of general officers 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general offices) 

Other expenses 

Total 

Rkcapitulation of Expenses — 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting tiansportation — 

General expenses 

Grand total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— entire line 



Amount 



« «J, 1:8. 98 
7,()18.62 
(i, -117.35 
I, H8.5(j 
7,153.81 

rAo;^7.03 

1,489.42 

2.5.00 

2,G34.82 

5,8 9.68 

95. 09 

;^09,oy8.36 

8,711.34 
5,!^2-^. 12 

588.90 
3,0S4.4l 
4,0.9.20 

920. 92 

1,981.73 

25,273.92 



91,153.07 
42, G99. 63 

3-0,098.36 
25,27.5.92 

4 tiS, 224.98 
.77 



COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Expenditures during year not including operating expenses charged to construction 

or 'equipment 

Total cost construction to June 30, 1896 

Total cost construction to June 80, 1897 

Total cost per mile 

Total cost equipment to June 30, 1896 

Total cost equipment to June 30, 1897 

Total cost per mile 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc, to June 30, 1896 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1897 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., per mile 



$1,500.00 

5,602,707.19 

5,604,207.19 

20,987.19 

3,38,623.37 

338, 623. 37 

1,268.19 

5,941,330.56 

5,942,830.56 

22, 253. 38 



CAROLINA CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY. 



119 



SECURITY FOR FUNDED DEBT. 

Class of bond or obligation— what road mortgaged— first mortgage, from Wilmington to Ruth 
erfordton, 264.63 miles. Amount of mortgage per mile of line $8. 132. 

Classof bond or obligation— what road mortgaged— second and third mortgage, from Wilming- 
ton to Shelby, 237.70 miles. Amount of mortgage per mile of line ^15,283. 

Equipment, income and securities all mortgaged. 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 


Number. 


Tola 1 
Number 

Days 
Worned. 


Yearly Com- ^J,y^''i^. 
pensation. | ^aTiSS 


General officers 

Other officers 


9 

18 
35 
70 
27 
27 
24 
20 
29 
231 
15 
52 


2,817 
2, 504 
5,634 

10,955 

21,910 
8,451 
8,451 
7,512 
6,260 
9,077 

72,303 
4,695 

16,276 


$7,775.00 $2.98 
4,665.00 1.86 


General < ffice clerks 

Station agents - 

Other station men 


14,426.64 
18,717.12 
25, 229. 40 
27,547.26 

X, 915.04 
11,446.56 

5, 548. 56 


2.56 
1.75 
1.12 


Enginemen 

Eire me 11 


3.26 
1.05 


Conductors 

Other train tneu 


.89 


Section foremen 

Other track men 

Telegraph operators and dispatchers 

All other employees and labf<rers 


13,539.96 1.49 

46,047.04 .64 

6,683.36 1.43 

13.209.90 .81 


Total (including "General Officers")— ">•■. C 
Less ' General Officers" 


565 
9 


176,845 

2,817 


203,750.84 1.15 
7,775.00 — — 






Total (excluding ' General Officers ")-N. C 
Distribution ok Above - 
General administration 


556 

35 

260 
270 


174,028 

10,955 
81,380 
84,510 


195,975.84 1. 13 
26,866.64 2.45 


Maintenance of ways and structures 

Conducting transportation. 


59,587.00 ' 73 
117,297.20 1.39 


Total (including "General Orticers")-N. C. 


565 
9 


176,845 
2,817 


203,7^0.84 
7,775.00 


1.15 






Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N. C. 


556 


174,028 


195,975.84 


1.13 



120 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE— Entire Line. 



Item. 



Passenger Tkaffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul ol one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received from each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile - I 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings - 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

• Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile ._- 

Income from operation 

Income Jrom operation per mile of road. 



Column 
for tonnage 

No. Pas 
sengers, No. 

Trains, 

Mileage, 
No. Cars. 



203, 151 

6,392,696 

742,972 

31.467 



408, 484 
27,197,846 



,5.10 



Column for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Dollars. 



148,613 



187,867 

fi87 



402, 627 



408,402 

1,493 

1 

551,240 

2,016 
596,270 

2,180 
607, 136 

2,220 

1 

468, 2. '4 

1,712 

138,911 
508 



Cents 



.32 
.73 
.02 
.97 
.07 
.77 



Mills. 



CAROLINA CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY. 



121 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT. 
(COMPANY'S MATERIAL EXCLUDED.) 



Commodity. 



Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 



Freight re- 
ceived from I 
connecting ! 
roads I 
and •! her { 
Carriers. 



Total 
Freight Tonnage. 



Products of Agriculture— 

Grain 

Flour 

Hay 

Tobacco 

Cotton s 

Fruit and vegetables 

Products of Animals— 

Livestock 

Other packing-house products 

Poultry, game and fish 

Wool 

Hides and leather 

Products of Mines— 

Anthracite coal 

Bbituminous coal 

Ores 

Stone, sand and other like articles 

Products of Forest — 

Lumber 

Manufactures — 

Petroleum and other oils 

Sugar 

Naval stores 

Iron, pig and bloom 

Iron and steel rails 

Other castings and machinery 

Bar and sheet metal . 

Cement, brick, and lime 

Agricultural implements - 

Wagons, carriages, tools, etc 

Wines, liquors, and beers 

Household goods and furniture 

Cotton mill products 

Merchan dise 

Other commodities not mentioned abov( 
Total tonnage— entire line 



Whole Tons. 

lo'J 
IKi 
l:} 
I9S 
ll,nol 
329 

198 
40 
3 



Whole Tons. Whole Tons. \ Per Cent. 

13,3-11 

9, 4.:o 

1,627 

2,242 

25,yi)(i 

7U5 




221 

bl 

448 

25 

75 

18S 

368 

10, 5" 6 

61,262 

12,744 



131,461 



2,723 \ 
4,948 

(iO i 

.^ i 

397 i 

32 I 
2, 186 I 

401 
3,470 ! 

16, 648 

5,076 

4,786 

483 

37,230 

1,749 

5,382 

1,049 

1,492 

169 

910 

1,369 

955 

14,630 

74,140 

43, 372 

277,023 



1.^,50! 


;<.3i 


9, 66 


2.34 


1,610 


.40 


2,435 


.59 


37,547 


9.19 


1,031 


.25 



2,921 j 
4,988 I 

6; I 

7 . 

428 

33 

2,186 

40S 

4,142 



5,620 

4,798 

4,077 

37, 230 

1,749 

5,606 

1,110 

1,940 

194 

985 

1,557 

1,318 

25,186 

138,402 

.56,116 

408,484 I 



.72 

1.22 
.02 

.10 



.53 

.09 
1.02 

10.28 

1.38 

1.18 
.99 

9.11 
.42 

1.37 
.27 
.47 
.04 
.24 
.38 
.32 

6.16 

33. 88 

13.73 

100.00 



122 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 



Item. 



$5,602,707.19 

340, 123, 37 

3i,817.91 

194,944.41 

10(5,473.49 

12,798.98 
417,034.85 



6,738,920.20 



Assets. 



1,200,000.00 

5,152,000.00 

279, 320. 20 

107,600.00 

6,788,920.20 



Cost of road 

Cost of equipment 

Other permanent iaves:ments — 
Other pprmanent improvemeiits. 
Cash and current assets __. 

OTHER ASSETS — 

Materials and supplies 

I'rofit and loss 

Grand total 



].IAB[1.1TIES 

Capital stock 

Funded debt -- 

Current liabilities .- 

Certificates of indebtedness- 
Grand total 



Year Endikg June 30, 1897. 



Itern. 

$5,604,207.19 
338, 623. 37 

34,817.91 
202,167.30 

18,925.28 

12,016.64 

553,195.01 

6,763,982.70 



Increase. 



6,763,982.70 



$1,500.00 



7. 222. 



Decrease. 



$1,?.00.00 



106,140.16 



25,06 i. 50 



1,200,000.00 

5,152,000.00 :.. 

261,342.70 j-_. 

150,640.00 i 43,040.00 



2o,U62..50 



87,548.21 



752.34 



17,977.50 



RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES-Endre Line. 

New Rails Laid During Year— 

Steel— tons 1,193.71 

Weight per yard 50 

Average price per ton at disti'ibuting point $16.81 

NEW TI^.-S LAID DURING YEAR. 



Pine 

Oak 

(Switch)— Pine. 

(Switch;— Oak_. 

Total- 



Kind. 



Numbei 



Average Price at 

Distributing 

Point. 



'55,827 


.20 


24,394 


.30 


801 


.40 


104 


.50 


81, 126 






i 



CAROLINA CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY. 



123 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 


Number 
Added 
During 
Year. 


Total 
Number 
Ht End 
..fYear. 


EQUIPMENT FITTED 

WITH TRAIN 

BRAKE. 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 




No. 


Name. 


No. 


Nanae 


Locomotives— 




8 
9 

1 


8 
8 


Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 


8 
8 


M. C. B. 


Freight 




Type. 


Switching .. - — 












Total locomotives in service. 




18 


16 


16 






Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghoue 
Westinghouse 




Cars in Passenger Service— 
Second-class cars 




12 
3 

2 
6 


12 
3 

2 
6 




12 
8 

6 
23 


Janney. 
Jaui ey. 
Janney. 
Janney. 










Baggage, express and postal cars. — 





Total 




28 


23 


Janney. 




.... 


Cars in Freight Service- 
Box cars -_ 




159 

99 

8 




107 

24 

4 
185 

1 

1 1 
1 159 

t 


Janney. 


Flat cars _ _ 









Stand'rd 
Janney. 


Stock cars.- _ _ _ - _ 




Staud'rd 
Janney. 












Total - - 




26(1 








" " 








Cars in Company's Service - 




8 
16 




Stand'rd 


Other road cars - __ 




















Total - 


24 
















Total cars in service 




813 


28 










Total cars owned _ . . 




313 










1 





CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 



Passenger 

Freight 

Switching 

Construction 

Total 

Average cost at distributing point 



Coal— 
Bitumi- 
nous. 



Tons 

2.8 



Wood- 
Soft. 



8,489 
1,008 



6,394 
547 



Total 
fuel con 
sumed. 



Cords. Tons 

1,890 ' 4,698 



12,765 



8,831 



$2.50 



$1.37 



14,883 
1,555 



21,596 



Miles 
Run. 



i'05,964 
338,787 
144,949 
26, 589 
716,289 



Average 

pounds 

consumed 

per mile. 



67 



124 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



MILEAQE. 
MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (ALL TRACKS.) 



Line in Use. 


LIMB REPRE- 
SENTED BY 
CAPITAL STOCK. 


Total 
mileage 
operated. 


New line 

con- 
structed 
during 

year. 


RAILS. 


Main 

Line. 

207. 0:i 
29. 25 


Branches 

and 

Spurs. 






Iron. 

53.02 
27.54 


Steel. 


Miles of single track 

Miles of yard track and sidings 


6.40 
.37 


273.43 
29.62 


1.70 




220.41 
2.08 


Total mileage operated (all tracks)— 


29(J.28 


6.77 


303.05 


1.70 


80.56 


222.49 



MILEAGE OP LINE BY STATES. 



State. 


LINK 

.SEN! 

CAPITA 

Main 
Line. 


REPKE- 
KV BY 

1. STOCK. 

Brandies 

and 

Spurs. 


Total 
mileage 
owned 


New line 

con- 
structed 
during 


KAILS. 




year. 
1.70 


1 

Iron. Sttei. 


North Carolina 


207. C3 


6.-10 


273.43 


53.02 


220. 41 






Total mileage operated (single track) 


267.03 


6.40 


273.43 


1.70 


53.02 1 220.41 



ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 



1 


EMPLOYEES. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trainmen. 


Switchmen, 

flagmen and 

watchmen. 


Other 
employees. 


Total. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. Injured 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Coupling and uncoupling .. 

Falling from trains and en- 
gines 

Overhead obstructions 

Collisions 


1 


13 

5 
1 
3 

1 
4 

27 





2 








15 






1 




Derailments 








1 
1 




Other train accidents 

At stations 


:-;: 




1 






Total 


1 


3 




2j , 


32 



CAROLINA CP:NTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY. 125 

ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS— Continued. 









OTHERS 


Kind of Accident. 


Passengers. 


Trespassing. 


^O^ ' Tntfll 

trespassing, j ^otai. 




KiUed. 


Injured. 


Killed 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. Killed. 


Injured. 






8 


1 

1 






J 












8 


At stations 


2 


. 


1 1 


2 










Total 




g 


2 


2l _ 


2 


10 



















CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 



WORKING DIVISIONS OR BRANCHES. 


ALIGNMENT. 


PROFILE. 


From— 


To~ 


Miles. 


Number 

of 
curves. 


Aggregate 

length of 

curved 

line. 


Length 

of 

straight 

line. 


Length 
level line. 


Wilmington 

Xavassa 


Hilton 

Rutherfordtoa 

Navassa 


1.10 

263.53 

2 40 


'- 192 

\ 

1 
10 


Miles. 
52.60 

.33 

2.07 
.81 


Miles. 

212,03 

1.25 
.34 


Miles. 

43.68 


Hilton 


1.25 
.34 


EUenboro 


Carolein 


4 70 


Mill Junction 


Henrietta Mills 1.70 








1 






Total - 




273 43 


910 1 .fvT 81 


917 fl9 


1=; 07 






^iO.'±0 1 _.„ 1 1 , ,„.^. 



WORKING DIVISIONS OR 
BRANCHES. 






PROFILE. 








To- 


ASCENDING GRADES. DESCENDING GRADES. 


From— 


No. 


Sum of 
ascents. 


ascending 
grades 


No. 


Sum of 

descents. 


Aggregate 

lengtLiof 

descend- 

inggrades. 


Wilmington . 
Navassa- __ . 


Hilton . 

Rutherfordton 


I597 


Feet. 

48,792.6 


Miles. 

129.83 


466 

6 
4 
1 


Feet. 

38,032.2 

102.4 
259 


Miles. 
91.12 


Hilton . .. . 


Navassa 


9 107.9 .45 
3 42. .74 


.70 


EUenboro .. . 


Carolein 


Mill Junction 


Henrietta Mills 


160. 1.70 








Total 


(j09 1 4« Q^^ ^ 1 1!*1 09 


477 


QO 57v> f! 1 QT 1/1 








' 






01. 11 



1-26 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


Number. 


Aggregate 
length. 


Minimum 
length. 


Maximum 
length. 


Bbidges— 


9 
4 

2 


Feet. 

4,062 
555 
766 


Inches 
4 


Feet. 
143 
49 

262 

30 


Inches. 


Feet. 

1,223 

260 

504 

1,930 


Inches. 
4 


Wooden 






Combination 


4 
2 












Total 


15 


5,383 




Trestles _ 


82 


18, 164 


4 



Overhead highway crossings : bridges 23 ; height of lowest above surface of rail, 16 feet. 
Gauge of track, four feet nine inches; 264.63 miles. 
Gauge of track, four feet nine inches; 2.40 miles. 
Gauge of track, four feet nine inches; 4.70 miles. 
Gauge of track, four feet nine inches; 1.70 miles. 



TELEGRAPH. 

OWNED BY COMPANY. 

Miles of line 103.90 

Miles of wire 156.50 

OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 

Western Union Telegraph Company— miles of line l 245.10 

Miles of wire 753.60 



DURHAM AND NORTH KRN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



127 



DURHAM AND NORrHEliN RAILWAY COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 
Durham and Northern Railway Company, from Durham to Henderson, 41.40 miles. 



CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital .stock, common— number of shares authorized 'i 

Par value of shares 

Total par value authorized 

Total amount issued and outstanding 

Issued for cash, common— total number shares issued and outsiandius^ 
Total cash realized 



5,000 
$100.00 
500,000.00 
290,100. 

2,901 
290,100.00 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 





TIME. 


Amountof 
authorizeu 

issue. 


Amount 
issued. 


Amount 
outstanding. 


Cash realized 

on amount 

issued. 


Class of Bond or 
Obligation. 






First mortgage 


1888 


1928 




$150,000.00 


$150,000.00 


$145,264.52 











INTEREST. 




Class of Bond or Obligation. 


Rate. 


When 
payable. 


Amount 
accrued dur- 
ing year. 


Amount pnid 
durmg year. 


First mortgage 


6 


May and Nov 


$9,000.00 


$9, OOP. 00 







RECAPITULATION OP FUNDED DEBT. 

Mortgage bonds— amount issued 

Amount outstanding 

Amount interest accrued during year 

Amount interest paid during year 



$150,000.00 

150,000.00 

9,000.00 

9,00(>.(j0 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

^ ■ ASSETS. 

Cash ^ 

Due from solvent compai^ies and Individuals , 

Total cash and current assets 

Total 

Materials and s^upplies on hand 

LIABILITIES. 

Audited vouchers and accounts _• • 

Wages and salarif s ^ 

Total current liabilities 

Balance— cash assets 



285.17 
80^.22 



089.89 
089.39 
943. 07 

244.72 
040.42 



285. 14 
804.25 



Total. 



L60,089.39 



128 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Amount. 



j APPORTIONMENT. 

Total Amount 

I Outstanding. | 

I I To Railroads. 



AMOUNT PER MILE OF LINE. 



Capital stocli ; $290, 100.00 i $290,100.00 

Bonds i 150,000.00 I 150,000.00 

Total I 440,100.00 440,100.00 

MILEAQE OF ROAD OPERATED. 



Miles. 


Amount. 


41.40 
41.40 


$7,007.24 
3.623.19 




10,630.43 



Name of Road. 


C>.[)ital 
stock. 


Funded 
debt. 




Total. 


AMOUNT PER MILE 
OF LINE. 




Miles. 


Amount. 


Durham and Northern R'w'y Co.. 


$290,100.00 


$150,000.00 


$440,100.00 


41.40 


$10,630.43 



COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS 
Total cost construction to .June 80, 189rt $415,639. 10 



Total cost construction to June 30, 1897 

Total cost equipment to June 30, 1896 

Total < ost equipment to June 30, 1897 

Total cost construction, equipmtut, etc., North Uarolhia to June 30, 189t 
Total c >st construction, equipment, etc., N >rth Carolina to June 30, 1897. 

Total cost construction per mile 

Total cost equipment per mile 

Total cost construction, equipment, etc , per mile. North Carolina. 

INCOME ACCOUNT— Entire Line 



415,639.10 



26,312.56 


26,312.56 


441,951.66 


441,951.66 


10,0i9.59 


63i.56 



10, 675. 15 











$68,871.22 






50,857.90 














Income from operation 




$18,013.32 


Miscellaneous income— less expenses 


781.48 












Income from other sources 




781.48 















Total income 


18,791.80 


Deductions from Income - 












Interest on funded debt accrued . 








9,000.00 




Taxes 


1,587.84 















Total deduction from income 




10,587.84 
8, 206. 96 


Net income 




Surplus from operations of year endii 


g June 30, 


1897 






8,206.96 


Surplus on June 30, 1896, [From " General Balance Sheet,' 
Report] 


' 1896 




7,392.02 


Surplus on June 30, 1897, [For entry on 


'General Balance Sheet"] 




15,598.98 


. ______ 



DURHAM AND NOKTnEKN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



129 



EAENINGS FROM OPERATION — Fntire Line. 



Item. 


Total receipts. 


Deductions, 
account of re 
paymenls,elc. 


Actual 
earnings. 


Passenger— 


§8, 900. r it 








7.06 




Less repayments- 




















11. 5B 










Total passeuger revenue 

Mail 

Express 

Extra baggage and .storage 

Other items 




S8,8S9.03 

1,987.48 

-17 ■. 75 







58.35 
27.12 










Total passen"'er earnings 


li,43'>.73 




58,187.05 






Freight— 






290.50 
1,5-10.35 




Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers .. 

Other repayments 














Total deductions _ --- 


J , 8JU. 85 










Total freight revenue — . 




5r.,35r,.20 










Total fx'eight earnings 


5 !,o".(i.20 










Total passenger and freight earning.^ 


67,791.93 


Other Earnings from OPEUATioN— 

Switching charsres — balance - 






414. 11 


Hire of equipment — balance 






18. S4 


Telegraph companies.- __ _ _- 






40 34 


Rents not otherwise provided for 

Other sources 







600.00 
6 00 










Total other earnings _ 


1 079 "9 










T<ital gross earnings from operation- 
North (Jaruliua ___ _. 


68,871.22 









MISCELLANEOUS INCOME. 
Interest on deposit— net miscellaneous income, $781.48. 



TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY COMPANY. 

Miles of line operated by this company 4'. 40 

Miles of wire operated by this company _ 41 40 

9 ' 



]30 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 
OPERATING EXPENSES. . 



Item. 



Amount. 



Maintenance of Way and Structures— 

Repairs of roadway f 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals offences, road crossings, signs, and cattle guards- 
Repairs and renewals of buildings and fixtures 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph . 

Stationery and printing 

Total 

Maintenance of Equipment— 

Superintendence _ _ 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Conducting Transportation— 

Superintendence 

Engine and roundhouse men 

Fuel for loc;6motives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow, and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses 

Station service 

Station suppl ies 

Switching charges— balance 

Car mileage— balance 

Hire of equipment— balance 

Total carried forward 



$7,16t.90 

3, 422. 19 

2,G21.97 

20.72 

144.76 

73.77 

83.85 



13,482.16 



269.12 

569.28 
1,497.80 

901.71 
45.16 

213.61 
32.83 
32.93 



3,592.44 



1,625.83 
4,659.23 
5,OG6.04 

338. 64 

195.03 

56.71 

2,591.21 

553.76 
1,225.56 

651.92 
4,819.57 

160. 63 
38.56 

878.36 
2,911.04 



25,775. 



DURHAM AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 
OPERATING EXPENSES -Continued. 



131 



Item. 



Amount. 



Conducting Tkansportation—C'o/i ^i/mtcZ. 

Total brought forward 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 

Advertising 

Outside agencies 

Commissions -— 

Rents for tracks, yards and terminals 

Rents of buildings and other property 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

General Expenses— 

Salaries of General Officers 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies t 

Insurance 

Law expenses _ 

Stationery and printing (general officers) 

Other expenses 

Total 

Recapitulation of Expenses— , 

Maintenance of way and t-tructures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings -North Carolina 



$25,775.09 

292. 17 

2,198.40 

708. 40 

1,450.97 

.86 

165.00 

248.70 

620.24 

1.82 

31,407.65 



759.48 
664.35 
07.88 
55.64 
514.64 
117.46 
130.22 



2,.S15.65 



13,482.16 
3,592.44 

31,407.05 
2,315.05 



i0,S-,7.90 



■3.8 



I 



RENTALS PAID. 
Terminals— W. F. Morris Manufacturing Company, Durham, N. C, $165.00. 

RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES. 

New Ties Laid During Year— 

Oak— number 

Pine— number 

Total 

Average cost at distributing point (oak) , 

Average cost at distributing point (pine) 



8,546 
4,273 



12,819 
30 
22 



132 



BOARD OF RAILKOAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



Juke 80, 1896 


ASSETS 


Year Ending June 


30, 1897. 


Item. 


Item. . 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$415,039. 10 


Cost of road 


$115,639.10 
26,812.56 
60,089.39 
11,913.07 




26,312.56 


Cost of equipment 


$10,534.06 
10, 220. 82 




19,554.73 


Cash and current assets. 




1.722.25 


Materials and supplies 

Grand total _ _ . _. _ 




463, 228,64 


513,984.12 


.50,755.-18 






Liabilities. 
Capital stock 

Funded debt ^.. 




290,100.00 


290,100.00 
150,(00,00 

58,285.14 
15, 598. 98 






150,000.00 


42,518.52 
8,200.96 




15,733.02 


Current liabilities - -. 




7,392.02 


Profit and loss 

Grand total ___ 




463,228.64 


513,(j8J.12 


50,755.48 











DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 


Nnmber 
Added 

Dm-'iig 
Year. 

» 


Total 

Number 
at end 
of Year. 


EQUrP.MENT 
Fl ITKD WITH 
TRAIN BKAK.-;. 


EQUIPMENT 

FI ITED WITH 

AUT MA TIC 

COUPLER. 




No. 


Name. 


No 


Name. 


L0C03J0TIVKS— 

Passenger . __ . 












Freight ... 




2 


2 


Westinghouse 


2 


M. C. B. 


Switching - . 
















_. . 




Total locomotives in service — 




2 

1 
1 

1 


2 
I 






^ 


Cabs in Passenger Service— 
Reiond-class cars 


Wpstinicrhnn.sp 


1 
1 
1 


Janney. 


Combiuation cais 




1 Westinffhouse 


Janney. 






1 


Westinghouse 


Janney. 






Total - .... 




3 
21 


3 




3 
21 




Cars in Fkeight Service- 
Box cars 


















Total 


24 














" 










24 














1 









DURPIAM AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



133 



SECURITY FOR FUNDED DEBT. 

Class of bond or obligation— first mortgage, from llendersoa to Durham, miles 41.40 

Amount of mortgage per mile of line $3,023.19 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 


1 Total 
Number.' No Days 
IVVoiKed. 


Tolal 

Ye'-nlv Com- 

]jen.saliun. 


A^ erage 
Dai'y 

Coinpen- 
satiuu. 


General officers - 


S 
8 
2 
4 
6 
4 
4 
2 
3 
5 

15 
2 
9 

72 
8 


2,501 
2,504 

C26 
1,252 
1,878 
1,252 
1,262 

620 

939 
1,565 
4,095 

626 
2,817 


$673.75 

631.25 

1,603. OS 

2,l(i0.00 

2,0{i0.00 

3,573.96 

1,061.04 

1,416.32 

893.48 

2,220.00 

3,261.62 

840.00 

2,678.30 


$ .27 


Other officers _ _ -_ 


.25 


General office clerks 

Station agents - - 


2.56 
1.73 


Other station men - _. _ . 


1.10 


Enginemen - - 


2.88 


Firemen - _. - 


.85 


Conductors - -- 


2.26 


Other trainmen - 


.95 


Section foremen 


1.41 




.69 


Teleo'raph operators and dispatchers 


1.34 


All other employees and laborers 


.95 






Total (including "General Officers") 


2i,536 
2,504 


23,0^3.80 
673.75 


1.02 


Less " General Officers" 








Total (excluding "General Officers") 


6i 


20,0:v2 


2-', 4 10. (15 


1.12 


Distribution op Above— 
General administration 


18 
20 
34 


5,634 
6,260 
10,612 


$2,911.03 
5,481,62 
I4,r,91.10 


.52 


Maintenance of way and structures 

Conductiu''' transportation 


.88 
1.38 






Total (including "General Ofiicers") 


72 
8 


22,536 
2,501 


23,063.80 
673.75 


1 02 


Less "General Officers" 








Total (excluding " General Officers ") 


64 20,032 


22, U0.05 


1.12 







MILEAGE. 
MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (ALL TRACKS.) 



Line in Use. 


Line Represented 
BY Capital »tock. 


Total 

Mileage 

Opejaled. 


Rails. 




Main Line 


Branches 
and Spurs. 


Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track- 


41.40 

1.28 




41.40 
1.28 


1.28 


41.40 


Miles of yard track and sidings 












Total mileage operated (all tracks) 


42.68 




42. 6S 


1.28 


41 40 









134 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE. 



Item. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of : 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 
Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road- 
Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue . 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger akd Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operati ng expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road ..^ 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Column f >r 

loniiagf-, 
No. I'assen- 
gers. No. 
Trains, 
MilcHge, 
No. Cuis. 



15,346 

305,301 
370. G7G 
23.804 



42, 487 

l,G57,4o9 

40,015 

39 



Columns for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Dollars. 



8,889 



11,43> 

27G 



56,35G 

1 



5G,356 
1,3G1 

1 

65, 245 
1,575 

67,791 
1,037 

68,871 
1,663 

50,857 

1,228 



18,0 3 
435 



Cents 



.03 
.57 
.02 
.73 

.22 
.42 



.20 
.32 
.03 
.20 
.26 
.90 

.23 
.97 
.93 
.48 
.22 
.53 
.21 
.90 
.45 
.89 
.32 
.10 



DURHAM AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



135 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT— Entire Line. 



Commodity. 



Pkod tiers OF Agkicultuke— 

Grain 

Flour 

Hay 

Tobacco 

Cotton _ 

Fruit and vegetables 

Peoducts of Animals— 

Live stock 

Other packing-house prodacts— 

Poultry, game and fish 

Wool 

Hides and leather 

Products of Mines— 

Anthracite coal 

Bituminous coal 

Stone, sand, other like articles . 

Products of Forest— 

Lumber ' 

Manufactures— 

Petroleura and other oils 

Sugar 

Naval stores 

Iron, pig and bloom 

Iron and steel rails 

Other castings and machinery _ 

Bar and sheet metal. 

Cement, brick and lime 

Agricultural implements 

Wagons, carriages, tools, etc .__ 
Wines, liquors and beers 

,_ Household goods and furniture 

Cotton mill products 

Merchandise 



Freight 

origiijatlug 

on itiis 

road. 



Whole Tons 

<I8 

18 

9 

7,952 

41 



Miscellaneous: Othercommoditiesnot men 
tiuued above 



Total tonnage— entire line . 



20 



675 



27 

45 
1 

36 
1 
2 
3 

92 
888 
142 

802 



Freight 
from con- 
necting 
ruads aud 

oilier 
carriers. 



10, «50 



Whole Tons. 
4,871 
2,(iGl 
468 
2,901 
1,053 
201 

62 

400 

5 

2 



29 
407 
21 



4,674 

55 

179 
25 
92 



1,018 

230 

215 

68 

60 

97 

93 

864 

6,005 

5,285 



Total 
Freight Tonnage. 



7to/e Tons. 


Percent. 


4,919 


11.58 


2,679 


6.30 


477 


1.13 


10,853 


23.54 


1,091 


2.68 


209 


.49 


67 


.16 


405 


.96 


6 


.02 


2 




26 


.06 


34 


.09 


467 


1.09 


26 


.06 


5,349 


12.59 


67 


.16 


186 


.44 


25 


.06 


92 


.22 


27 


.06 


1,093 


2.56 


231 


.55 


251 


.59 


69 


.16 


62 


.14 


100 


.24 


185 


.44 


1,252 


2.94 



31,637 



147 



6,087 



14.46 



; 14.33 



100.00 



Tons moved one naile, 1,657, 4o9. 



136 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COITSUMPTION OF FUEL BY 


LOCOMOTIVES. 






LOCOMOTIVES. 


Coal— 

T.»ns. 

B.tumi- 

nuus. 


Wor^d- 

Sr.ft. 

Cords 


Total Fuel 

Consumed 

Tuns. 


Miles Run. 


Average 

Pounds 

Consumed 

per Mile. 


Passenger 

Freight _ - _. _ . 


410 

1,194 

140 





4.0 

1,194 
140 


24,2.S1 
33,879 

8,527 


41 
78 
37 




Construction . 


Total 


1,774 




1,774 


66, fi37 


60 


Average cost at distributing point 


$2. S3 












ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 

Trainmen. 

Kind of accident— Coupling and uncoupling 

At stations 

Tkespas.sing; 

Other causes 



Injured. 

2 

1 



Total injured : ; ^ 4 

CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 

From Henderson to Durham, miles 41.40 

Alignment-number of curves 90 

Aggregate length of curved lines, miles 20.01 

Length of straight Imes, miles j 21.39 

Profile- length of level lines, miles 5.53 

Ascending grades— number 39 

Sum of ascents, feet 80.2 

Aggregate length of ascending grades, miles 18.01 

Descending grades— number 35 

Sum of descents, feet 86.2 

Aggregate length of descending grades, miles 17.86 



CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 
BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 





Item. 


No. 


Aggregate 
Lt-ugtii. 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 
Iron 


2 


Feet. 
300 


Inches. 


Feet. 

150 


Inches. 


Feet. 
150 


Inches. 












Total 


2 1 300 


















10 





1,600 




Trestles 


66 r. til7 















Gauge of track 4 feel 9 iuche&, 41.40 miles. 



GEORGIA, CAROLINA AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 137 



GEORGIA, CAROLINA AND NORTHERN RAILWAY CO. 

PROPERTY LEASED. 
From Mouroe to Atlanta, 266. 10 miles. 

CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— number of shares authorized S10,r00.00 

Par value of shares 100.00 

Total par value authorized 1,000,000.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 585,.'500.00 

MANNER OP PAYMENT FOR CAPITAL STOCK. 

Issued -for cash, common — total number shares issued aad outstanding 7,973.43 

Total cash realized 53o,^00.00 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 



Class of Bond or 
Obligaliuu. 



First mortgage 

First mortgage 

Mortgage bonds 

Grand total. 



Time. 


- 6 


a . 


— J. 




J uly 




1889 


1929 



Ainount of 
Authorized 

Idsue. 



85,360,000.00 



5,360,000.00 
5,860,000.00 



Amount 

Ihsued. 



ij."), 360, 000. 00 



5,3:i0,000.00 



5,360,000.00 



Amount 
Outstanding 



85,360,000.00 



5,360,000.00 



5,3i;0,000,00 



Cash Real- 
ized on 
Amount 
Issued. 



$1,862,600.00 



4,862,600.00 



Class of Bond or Obligation. 



First mortgage 

First mortsi age 

Mortgage bo::ids 

Grand total 



Interest. 



Rate 

per 

Cent. 



When 
Pa> able. 



Jan. and July. 



Amount 

Accrued 

During Year. 



$208, COO. GO 



268,000.00 



268,000.00 



4,862,600.00 



Amount 
Paid Dur- 
ing Year. 



$268,000.00 



268,010.00 



268,000.00 



RECAPITULATION OF FUNDED DEBT. 

Mortgage bonds— amount issued $5,360, 00\00 

Amount outstanding 5,360,000.00 

Interest— amount accrued during year 208,000.00 

Interest—amoui.t paid during year 268,C0O.0O 



138 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Net traffic balances due from other companies 36,714.44 

Total cash and current asssts 06, 711. 44 

Balance— current liabilities 1,072,926.56 

Total 1,109,011.00 

LIABILITIES. 

Loans and bills payable . 1,107,612.42 

Miscellaneous 2,028.58 

Total— current liabilities 1,109,641.00 

Total — 1,109,611.00 

RECAPITULATION. 

Capital stock— total amount outstanding $33'), 500. 00 

Bonds— apportionment to railroads ^ 5,360,000.00 

Total . 5,89o,o00.00 

Bonds— total amount outstanding 5,:^()0,000. 00 

Capital stocfe:— apportionment to railroads 535,500.00 

Total ^_ 5,895,500.00 

Capital stock— amount per mile of line (2 6. 10 miles) 2,010.89 

Bonds- amount per mile of line (2G6.10 miles) 20, 135.23 

Total 22,146.12 



COST OP ROAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Item. 


Expendi- 

tuies during 

year. 


Total Cost 

to June oO, 

18915. 


Tot Mi Cost 
to June 30, 

1697. 


Cost Per 
Mile. 


Construction- 

Right of way 


$300.00 

1,892.77 

5"4.47 








Buildings, furniture, and fixtures 

















Total 


2,697.24 
400.00 




PuTcb!\seof constructed road by sale real 

estate. 

Total construction 










2,297.24 


6,3-3,561.80 


6,375,859.01 


23,960.38 






Total equipment 




135,280.38 


13'>,-J80.3S 


608.20 


Grand total cost construction, equip- 
ment, etc. 

Total cost construction, equipment, etc. 
N. C. 


2,297.21 


6,508,812.18 


K 511,139.42 


24,468.58 


120. 61 


311,714.21 


341.834.82 


1,284.60 



GEORGIA, CAROLINA AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 139 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 



Incorno from l6ase of road - - 


$305,364.92 








Totti.1 incom6 




8305,361.93 


Deductions from Income— 
Salaries and maintenance of organization 

Interest on funded debt accrued 


650.49 

268,000.00 

41,373.48 














Total deductions from income 




310,023.97 






Deficit . - - ~ -- - — 


4,659.04 








Deficit from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 


4,659.04 


Deficit on June 30, 1896, [From "General Balance Sheet," 1896 
Report] - - 




442, 628. 10 








Deductions for tlie year - 


4 659.04 








Deficit, on June 30, 1897, [For entry on "General Balance 

isheet."] - -- - -- - 


447, 287. 14 









BONDS OWNED. 

Town of Clinton, S. C— par value $10,000.00 

Rate of interest six per cent. . 

Interest received by lessees. 

Valuation of bonds 10,000.00 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 189 >. 


Assets. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Item. 


Item. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$0,373,561.80 


Cost of road 


$0,375,8"j9.01 

135,280.38 

10, 000. CO 

36,711.44 

447,287.14 


$2,297.24 




135,280.38 
10,000.00 


Cost of (quipment ._. 

Bonds owned 

Cash and current assets 

Profit and loss „_ 

Grand total 

LIABILITIES. 

Capital stock __ 




36,714.41 
4,659.01 




442,628.10 





6,961,470.28 


7,005,141.00 


43,070.72 






535,500.00 
5,360,000.00 
1,065,970.28 


535,500.00 
5,360,000.00 
1,109,641.00 






Funded debt 






Current liabilities „ 




43,670.72 


Grand total 




6,961,470.28 


7,005,111.00 




43,670.72 











140 



BOAKD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 


Total 
Number 
at end 
of y ear. 


EQUIPMENT FITTED 
WITH TRAIN BRAKE. 


EQUIPMENT 

FIITEI) WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPL,ER. 




No. 


Name 


No. 


Name. 


Locomotives— 

Passenger 

Switching'' 


a 


5 


Westinghouse 


5 
5 


M. 0. B. 














5 


5 
















Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 






Total locomotives owned 

Cars in Passenger Service— 

First-class cars 


1 
1 


1 
1 


i 
1 


Janney. 
Janney. 


Sleeping cars 

Baggage, express and postal cais 








Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 






Tutal 


2 

74 

92 


50 


2 

74 
41 


Janney. 
Jnnney. 


In Freight Service- 
Box cars 


Flat cars . _ _ . _ _. 


Standard. 
Janney. 


Stock cars 




Westinghouse 


Standard. 






Total 


166 
4 


oO 


115 


Janney. 


( aboose cars 


s>tandard. 












Total 


4 


















Total cars in service 


172 


f)2 


117 










Total cars ovrned 





















MILEAGE. 
MILEAGE OF ROAD OWNED (SINGLE TRACK. 



State. 


Line Represented 
BY Capital Stock. 


Total 
Mileage 
Owned. 


RAILS. 




Main Line 


Branches 

and Spuis. 


Iron. 


Steel. 


North Carolina 


14.30 
136.50 

iio.no 




14.30 
130.50 
115.30 





14.30 
136 50 


South Carolina _ ._ _ . .. . 


Georgia _ 


5 


115 30 






Total mileage owned (single track) 


201. 10 1 -^ 


2l)(j. 10 




266. 10 











GEORGIA, CAROLINA AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



141 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 

Number general officers 4 

Total number of days worked fi26 

Total yearly compensation fGOO.OO 

Average daily compensation .96 



CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 
Working Divisions or Bran che.s— From Monroe, N. C, to Atlanta, Ga. (miles) 266.10 

ALK^iNMENT— 

Number of curves 3G5 

Aggregate length of curved line (miles'* 76.40 

Length of straight line (miles) 18!). 70 

Peofile— 

Ascending Grades— Number 162 

Sum of ascents (feet) ..5,761.0 

Aggregate length of ascending grades (miles) 122.86 

Descending Grades— Number 166 

Sum of descents (feet) 5,297.0 

Aggregate length of descending grades (miles) 109.31 





BRIDGES, TRESTLES 


, TUNNELS, Etc. 










Item. 




No Aggregate 
^^"- Length. 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 
Iron 






26 


Feet. 
5,177 


Inches 
6 


Feet. 
43 


Inches 



Feet. 
885 


Inches. 
00 










Total 


26 


5,177 


6 


43 





8^5 


00 


Trestles 


174 


37,717 


» 


40 





1,060 


00 


Tunnels 

















Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches, 266. 1 miles. 



BRIDGES, TRESTLb^S, TUNNELS, Etc. 
Overhead Highway Crossings— 

Bridges— number 

Height of lowest above surface of rail (feet and inches) 

Overhead Railway Crossings— 

Bridges 

Height of lowest above surface of rail 

Gauge of track, four feet nine inches. 266. 1 miles. 



34 

20.8 



4 

20.6 



TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY COMPANY. 
Miles of line operated by this company, 266. 10. Miles of wire, 527. 10. 

OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Miles of line, 20S. 10. Miles of wire, 300. 50. Western Union Telegraph Company. 



142 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



GEORGIA, CAROLINA AND NORTHERN RAILWAY 
COMPANY— Continued. 

LESSEE'S REPORT OF OPERATIONS. 

PEOPERTY OPERATED. 

Seaboard Air Line Belt Railroad, from Belt Junction, Ga., to Wanda, Ga., miles 8. 

Georgia, Carolina and Northern Railway, from Monroe, N. C, tolnman Park, G.a., miles 2C6. 10. 

Western and Atlantic Railroad, from Wanda, Ga., to Union Pass Station, Atlanta, Ga , miles 3. 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Cash $'), 803. 89 

Bills receivable 21,816.56 

Due from «ther solvent companies and indivicuals 32,420.58 

Net traffic balances due from olher compan.es 60,030.58 

Balance— current liabilities 27,795.56 

Total 147,941.17 

LIABILITIES. 

Audited vouchers and accounts 72,059.64 

Wages and salaries . 20,735.35 

Net traffic balances due to olher companies 49, '40.18 

Total current liabilities 147,911.17 

Materials and supplies on hand $27,779.53. 



INCOME ACCOUNT— Entire Line. 



GroiiS earnings from operation 

Less operating expenses 

Income from operation 

Miscellaneous income * 

Income from other sources 

Total income 

Deductions from Income— 

Rents paid for lease of road 

Taxes 

Total deductions from income 



$912,080.80 
800,7St3.90 



210,287.58 



305,361.93 
40,809.55 





$105,880.90 


240, 


287. .58 


340. 


174.48 







3:6,174.48 



*This amount, received from Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Company, and Raleigh and 
Gaston Railroad Company, represetits the amount they paid to make good loss in operating for 
the J ear under the terms of the Ita&e, $239,087.58. 



GEORGIA, CAROLINA AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 143 

RECAPITULATION. 

FOR MIL'J:AGE OPERATED. 
Name of road— Georgia, Carolina and Northern Railway, miles of line 266.10. 
Seaboard Air Line Belt Railroad, miles of line 8. 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATIONS. 



Item. 


Total. 


Deductions, 

Account of 

Repnynienls, 

Eic. 


Actual. 


Passengers— 


$212,778.80 








S1,7G7.16 

552.54 

IS. 00 




Less repayments- 
Tickets redeemed 






Excess fares refunded 






Other repayments 












Total deductions 


2,:«7.70 










Total passenger revenue 




$210,411.10 

38, 799. 85 

10,980.98 

2,221.20 

569 02 


Mail 






Express 

Extra bagf^af^e and stora'^e 










Other items . 














Total passenger earnings - 


263,018.15 


Freight— 

Frei^'ht revenue 


657,056.11 


10,978.22 




_ 


Less repayments— 
Overchar"^e to shippers 










. — 


Total deductions 


10,1378.22 










Total frei^'ht revenue 


646 1)77 b9 










Total freight earnings 


6Ui,U77 89 










Total passenger and freight earnings 


909,096.04 


Other Earnings from Operation— 
Switching charges — balance 






195. 83 


Telegraph companies 






1,212.33 


Rents not otherwise provided for 






1,751.03 


Other sources _ _ . _ _ 


^ 




425.57 










Total other earnings 


3,584.76 










Total gross earnings from operation— N. C 


47,915.74 


Total gross earnings from operations— entire line 






912,680.80 









144 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 


Numbt r. 

8 

8 
22 
41 
50 
42 
43 
23 
76 

34 

241 

13 

17 


Total No. 
of Days 
Worked. 


Total Yearly 

Compeuba- 

tion. 


Average 

Daily 

Coiut en- 

saLiou. 


General officers 


2,50J 
2,501 
6,866 
12,833 
15,650 
13, 146 
1.3,459 
7,199 
2.!, 788 


$8,181,25 
7,0]8.75 
17,632.56 
18,564.00 
16,260.00 
42,196.56 
14,284.6^ 
17,907.84 
22,219. 2J 


$3 27 


Other officers 


2.82 
2 56 


Station agents 

Other station men 

Englnemen - 

Firemen 

Conductors 

Otiipr trainmpn 


1.45 
1.04 
3.21 
1.08 
2.49 
93 










Other shopmen 

Section foremen 

Other trackmen 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph operators and dispatchers 

Emploj-ees-account fl >ating equipment 

All other employees and laborers 


10,612 

75,433 

4,009 

5,321 


15,734.12 

51,407.01 

3,320.00 

7,274.00 


1.47 
.72 
.81 

1.37 


207 


61,791 


53,25S.8iJ 


.82 


Total (iLCluding "General Officers")— N.C.- 
Less " General Officers" __ - 


, 43.fiL 
8 


15,557 
2,504 


15,600.69 
8,181.25 


.08 






Total (excluding " General Officers")— N. C- 


35.31 


13,053 


7,479.4-1 






DlSTRIBUTION OF ABOVE— 

General administration 


38 
275 


11,891 
86,075 


32,872.-56 
10,141.16 


2.76 
.81 






Conducting" transportation 


512 


160,256 


195,285.16 


1 '2 






Total (including "General Officers")— N. C- 
Less "General Officers" 


43.31 


15, 557 

2,504 


15, 660. 69 
8,181.25 


.06 






Total (excluding " General Officers ")-N'. C. 


35.31 


13,053 


7,179.1-1 






Total (including " General Officers ")— entire 
line 


825 


258, 225 


298,298.88 


1.16 



MISCELLANEOUS INCOME. 



Interest received— gross income 

Seaboard and Roanoke and Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Companies. 



$600.00 
239,687.58 



Total. 



240,287.58 



GEORGIA, CAROLINA AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 
OPERATING EXPENSES. —Entire Line. 



145 



Item. 



Maintenance of Way and Structures— 

Repairs of roadway 

Renewals of rails (credit) 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals of fences, road crossings, signs, and cattle guards. 

Repairs and renewals of buildings and fixtures 

Repairs and renewals of docks and wharves 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Maintenance of Equipment— 

Superintendence 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewals of marine equipment „ 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools , 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Conducting Transportation— 

Superintendence 

Engine and roundhmse men 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses 

SwilchmeD, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses ■ 

Station service 

Station supplies 

Switching charges— balance 

Car mileage— balance 

Hire of equipment— balance 



k 



Total carried forward. 

10 



Amount. 



877,555.68 

137. 14 

32, 024. 53 

16,386.43 

765.92 

5, 445. 77 



3, 135. 14 
360. 23 



135,566.56 



2,095.42 
20,653.73 

3,541.71 

17,449.49 

170. 63 



4,580.46 
573. 39 



49, 484. 29 



20, '.^20. 98 

68,361.95 

81,593.67 

1,677.18 

2,984.88 

882.04 

43,106.29 

16,506.28 

13,299.17 

16,558.57 

52,705.78 

3,798.45 

13,919.32 

88,561.58 

68,520.31 



498,699.45 



3 46 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



OPERATING EXPENSES.— Continued. 



Item. 



Conducting Transportation— Continued. 

Total brought forward 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 

Clearing wrecks 

Operating marine equipment 

Advertising 

Outside agencies 

Commissions 

Rents for tracks, yards, and terminals 

Rents of buildings and other property 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses : 

Total 

General, Expenses— 

Salaries of general officers 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general offices) 

Other expenses 

Total 

Recapitulation or Expenses — 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings — entire line 

Operating Expenses— State of North Carolina— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— North Carolina. 



Amount 



$498,699.45 
13,692.16 
15,047.59 



9,383.19 
17,755.82 

6,187.81 
12,499.98 

5,986.55 

7,708.76 
186.59 



588,133.70 



9,174.50 
8,023.03 
1,000.31 
4,126.54 
8,595.55 
1,216.35 
1,464.07 



135,566.56 
49, 484. 29 

588,133.70 
;^3,609.35 



806,793.90 



7,117.24 
2,597.93 
^0,877.02 
1,764.49 



42,356.68 



.04.6 



GEORGIA, CAROLINA AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 147 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE —Entire Line. 



Item. 



Column 
for tonnage, 

No. Pas- 
sengers, No. 

Trains, 
Mileage, 

No. Oars. 



Columns for 
Revenue and Rates. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance carried — 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue — 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation • 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings froin operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Dollars. 



142, 473 

10,947,653 

514, 157 

76, 854 



210,111 



263,018 
949 



381,358 

59,733,501 

215,566 

155.04 



Cents 



646.077 

1 

616,077 

2,331 

1 

856,518 

3,091 
909,096 

3, 280 
912, 680 

3,293 

1 

806,793 

2,911 



Mills. 



105, 



614 
922 



531 



092 
081 



943 



382 



99 




01 


042 


04 


— 


75 


077 


80 




68 


747 


00 


400 


90 





56 


224 


88 


752 


90 




16 


131 



148 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT— Entire Line. 



Commodity. 


Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 


Freight re- 
ceived from 
connecting 

roads 
and other 
carriers. 


Total 
Freight Tonnage. 


Products of Agriculture— 


Whole Tons. 


Whole Tons. 


Whole Tons 


Percent. 


Grain _ . _ _ 


1.8i)5 


26,271 
22, 192 


27, 666 
22,827 


7 19 


Flour 


635 


5.94 


Other mill products . - 










Hay 


67 


4.190 


4,257 


1.11 


Tobacco 


'25 


2,156 


2.181 


.56 


Cotton 


20,942 


9,780 


30,722 


7.99 


Fruit and vegetables 


201 


1,187 


1,3^1 


.36 


Products of Animals— 










Live stock 


3 439 


4 807 


8,216 
7 780 


2 14 


Other packing-house products 


275 


7,505 
24 


2 03 


Poultry, game, etc. _ 


1 






Wool _ ._ . 


1 
46 


1 
451 


2 
497 




Hides and leather 


.13 


Products of Mines— 










Anthracite coal 


33 

201 


13 394 


33 

13,595 
358 




Bituminous coal - 


3 54 


Ores - -- 




358 


.09 


Stone, sand, and other like articles . 


2, n28 


3,281 


5,809 


1.52 


Products of Forest— . 










Lumber 


16,940 


11,597 


28,537 


7.43 


Manufactures - 










Petroleum and other oils- _ — 


1,992 


3,398 


5,390 


1.41 


Shingles _ . _. — 










Sugar 


453 


6,765 


7,218 


1.88 


Naval stores _ -.--__ _- 


14 


459 


473 


.12 


Iron, pig and bloom _. . . — 


()6 
371 


3S, 175 
984 


38,241 
1,355 


9.95 


Iron and sttel rails 


.36 


Other castings and machinery 


329 


4,455 


4,784 


1.24 




224 


1,811 


2,0.55 

4,898 

S0\ 


.53 




1,133 


3, 7t)5 


1.28 


Agricultural implements, _ _._ _ 


184 


119 


.8 


Wagons, carriages, tools, etc. 


82 


1,427 


1,509 


.39 


Wines liquors and beers 


204 


2, 225 


2, 429 


.64 


Household goods and furniture 


1,100 


775 


J, 875 


.48 







GEORGIA, CAROLINA AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



149 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT— Continued. 



Commodity. 


Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 


Freight re- 
ceived from 
connecting 
roads and 

other 
carriers. 


Total 
P'reight Tonnage. 


Manufactures— Con^mwed. 


WTiole Tons. 

2,773 

9,494 
17, 157 


Whole Tons. 

13,520 

68,785 
48,093 


Whole Tons. 
16,293 

78,379 

65,250 


Per Cent. 
4.24 


Merchafdise - . . - . 


20.39 


Other commodities not mentioned above--. 


16.98 


Total tonnage— North Carolina 


432, 642 


1,585,238 


2,017,829 


.05 




82,408 


301,950 


384,358 


100.00 







MILEAGE. 
MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED. 



Line iu Use. 


I.INE REPRE- 
SENTED BY 
CAPITAL STOCK. 


Line 
opera- 
ted 
under 
lease. 


Line op- 
erated 
under 
track- 
age 
rights. 


Total 
mileage 
operated. 


RAILS. 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 

and 

Spurs. 


Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track 

Miles of yatd track and 
sidings. 

Total mileage operated 
(all tracks) 


261. 10 

27.87 


5.00 


8.00 
2.82 


3 


277. 10 
80.69 


2.65 


277.10 
28.04 








288.97 


5.00 


10.82 


3.00 


307.79 


2.65 


305. 14 



MILEAGE OF LINE BY STATES. 



State. 


LINE REPKE- 

SENTED BY 

CAPITAL STOCK. 


Line 
opera- 
led 
under 
lease. 


Line op- 
erated 
under 
track 
age 
rights. 


Total 
mileage 
operated. 


RAILS. 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 

and 

Spurs. 


Steel. 


North Carolina 


14.30 
136. 50 
110.50 








14.30 
136.50 
126.30 


14 30 


South Carolina 








136 50 


Georgia _ 


5 


8 


3 


126.30 


Total mileage operated (single 
rack). 


261.10 


5 


8 


3 


277. 10 


277.10 



RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES. 
New Rails Laid During Year— 

First-class oak, number 91,646 

Average price at distributing point 30 cts. 

Second-class oak, number 381 

Average price at distributing point 10 cts. 

First class pme, number 13,693 

Average price at distributing point 23 cts 

Total number ties _^ 105,720 



150 



BOARD OF RAILROAD CaMMlgSIONERS. 



RENTALS PAID.. 

Georgia, Carolina and Northern Railway Company $239,687. 

RENTS PAID FOR LEASE OF TRACKS, YARDS, AND TERMINALS. 



Designation of Property. 


Situation of Property 
Leased. 


Name of Company Own- 
ing Property Leased. 


Total. 


Tracks - 

Trackage rights for passen- 
ger trains. 

Total 


Wanda, Ga., to Union 
Pass. Station, Atlanta. 


N. C. and St. L. Railway, 
lessess W. and A. R. R. 


14,999.98 


Yards— 

Depot for passenger trains, 
Atlanta. 

Total- -. - . 


Atlanta, Ga. 




7,500.00 










Qiand total rents. _— 


12,499.98 









ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 





EMPLOYEES. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trainmen. 


Switchmen, 
Flagmen and 
Watchmen. 


Other 
Employees. 


Total. 




Killed 


Injured 


Killed. 


Injured 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Coupling and uncoupling 




10 
9 




2 
2 








12 


Falling from tr'ns and eng's 
Overhead obstructions 






3 




14 


Collisions 


1 












1 




Derailments 


5 
3 

1 










5 












5 
15 




8 








1 




17 








Total 


1 


28 





5 




23 


1 


56 








Passengers. 


OTHERS. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trespassing. 


Not 
Trespassing. 


Total. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed 


Injured. 


Collisions 








1 








1 


Other train accidents 
















At highway crossings 


















At stations 




1 


9 


1 

7 








2 










9 


7 














Total . 




1 


9 


9 


— 




9 


10 











GEORGIA. CAROLINA AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



151 



CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 


Coal- 
Anthra- 
cite. 


tS?.!^^ iWood- 
^i^o^" 1 cords. 


Total 
fuel con- 
sumed. 


Miles 
lun. 


Average 

pounds 

consumed 

per mile. 


Passenger _ __ _ 


Tons. 


Tons. Soft. 
11,930 


Tons. 
11 , 930 


1 
1 
508,854 47 

660,624 92 

358 111 21 


Freight 




30, 548 
3,800 

1,8 8 




30.518 
3,800 

1,828 


Switching 


















101 92'' 36 










Total 




48,106 




48,106 


1,629,511 59 






Average cost at distributing point 




$1.74 


1 









152 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RALEIGH AND AUGUSTA AIR-LINE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



PROPERIY OPERATED. 





TERMINALS. 


Miles of 

line for 

each road 

named. 


Miles of 
line for 


Name. 


From— 


To- 


each class 
of roads 
named. 


R. and A. A.-L. R. R. Co. 


Raleigh, N. C 

Hamlet, N. C 

Moncure, N. C 

Hamlet, N. C 


Hamlet, N. C 

Gibson, N. C 

Pittsboro, N, C. — 
Cheraw, S. C 


96.60 
10.13 
11.2 

18.2 




R and A A -L R R Co 




Pittsboro Railroad Company 

Palmetto Railroad Company 







Total 


136. 13 













CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— number of shares authorized : 8,736 

Par value of shares $100.00 

Total par value authorized 873,600.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 873, 600. 00 

MANNER OF PAYMENT FOR CAPITAL STOCK. 

Issued for cash, common— total number shares issued and outstanding 8, 736 

Total cash realized 873,600.00 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 

Class of bond or obligation— First mortgage. Date of issue, 1886. When due, 1926. 

Amount of authorized issue $1,000,000.00 

Amount issued 1,000,000.00 

Amount outstanding . 1,000,000.00 

Cash realized on amount issued . 1,000,000.00 

Rate of interest, 6 per cent. When payable, January and July. 

Amount of interest accrued during year 60,000.00 

Amount of interest paid during year 60,000.00 



EQUIPMENT TRUST OBLIGATIONS-GENERAL STATEMENT. 
Series "A"— S. A. L. Car Trust. Date of issue, March 1,1893. Term, 10 years. Equipment 
covered: 14 locomotives, 4 first-class passenger cars, 4 passenger and baggage cars, 4 mail and 
express cars, 15 caboose cars, 35 stock cars, 25 box cars. Series " B "— S. A. L. Car Trust. Date of 
issue, April 1, 1895, Term, 10 years. Equipment covered : 12 passenger and freight locomotives. 
Series "C"— S. A. L. Car Trust. Date of issue, April 1, 1896. Term, 10 years. Equipment cov- 
ered : 12 locomotives, 175 box cars, 100 flat cars. 



RALEIGH AND AUGUSTA AIR-LINK RAILROAD COMPANY. 



153 



FUNDED DEBT.— Continued. 
B. STATEMENT OF AMOUNT. 





deferred payments- 
principal. 


DEFERRED PAYMENTS— INTEREST. 


Series or Other 
Designation. 


Original 
Amount. 


Amount 
Outstand- 
ing. 


Amount 
Original ! accruerl 
Amount. during 
year. 


Amount 

paid 

during 

year. 

$1,375.00 
1,650.00 
4, 166. 06 


Rate. 


One-half series A, car trust — 
One third series B,car trust-— 
One-third series C,car trust.— 


8125,000.00 
36,666.66 
83,333.33 


$75,000.00 
29,333.31 
75,000.00 


$6,250.00 $4,:^75.00 
1,833.33 1,650.00 
4,166.66 i 4,166.66 


5 
5 


Total 


244,999.99 


179,333.34 


12,249.99 1 10,^1.66 i 10, 191. 66 

1 1 









RECAPITULATION OP FUNDED DEBT. 

Mortgage bonds— amount issued $1,000,000.00 

Amount outstanding 1,000,000.00 

Amount interest accrued during year 60,000.00 

Amount interest paid during year 60,000.00 

CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Cash $4,072.46 

Bills receivable 5,830.25 

Due from solvent companies and individuals 16,530.76 

Net traffic balances due from other companies 114,547.71 

Total— cash and current assets 140,981.18 

Balance— current liabilities 330,838.12 



Total 471,819.30 

LIABILITIES. 



Loans and bills payable 

Audited vouchers and accounts 
Wages and salaries 



Total— current liabilities: 



98,236.83 

363,648.34 

9,934.13 

471,819.30 



Total ., 471,819. 

Materials and supplies on hand, $19,674.79. 



RECAPITULATION. 

FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 







APPORTIONMENT. 


AMOUNT PER MILE OF LINE. 


Amount. 


Total Amount 
Outstanding. 








To Railroads. 


Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stocfc 


$873,600.00 


$873,600.00 
1,000,000.00 


106 73 


$8 185 00 


Bonds 


1,000,000.00 


106.73 


9,369.00 


Equipment trust obliga- 


179,333.31 


179,333.34 


106.73 


1,680.00 


Total 


2,052,933.34 


2,052,933.34 




19,23L00 



154 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FOR MILEAGE OPERATED, 

Name of road— Raleigh and Augusta Air-Line Railroad Company— capital stock- $873,600.00 

Funded debt 1,000,000.00 

Total 1,873,600.00 

Amount per mile of line (miles 106.73) . 17,554.00 

EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. 



Item. 


Total 
Receipts. 


Deductions, 
Account of Re- 
payments, etc. 


Actual 
Earnings. 


Passenger— 


$90,520.85 








$149. 68 

232.54 

14.05 




Less repayments- 
Tickets redeemed _ - 






Excess fares refunded i 






Other repayments 












Total deductions 


896.27 










Total passenger revenue - 




$90,124.58 


Mail- -_- - - -- 






15,863.35 


Express - _ . 






5,686.60 


Extra baggage and storage 






424.69 


Other items. _- . 






175.84 












112,275.06 




356,270.66 






Fkeight— 

Freight revenue 




Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers 


6,934.92 
12,382.06 
19,316.98 










Total deductions — 


• 










Total freight revenue — 




336,953.68 



















- Total freight earnings 

Total passenger and freight earnings- 
Other Earnings from Operation— 

Car mileage— balance 

Telegraph companies 


336,953.68 

449,228.74 

20,955.36 

2,624.12 

117.00 











Rents not otherwise provided for 




- 








132.65 












23,829.13 
473,057.87 








Total gross earnings from operation— entire 
line 




_ 


473,057.87 









RALEIGH AND AUGUSTA AIR-LINE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



155 



INCOME ACCOUNT— Entire Line. 



Gross earnings from operations 


$473,057.87 
373,700.99 




Less operatinfif expenses 


















199,356.88 




280.00 
8,637.15 


Miscellaneous income— less expenses.. 
















8,917.25 














lOH, 274. 13 


Deductions from Income— 


60,000.00 

2,929.39 

9,495.69 

282.37 


Interest on Interest-bearing current 
otherwise provided for 


liabilities 


accrued 


not 




Taxes 




Other deductions 














Total deduction from income 




72,707.40 


Net income _. 


35, 566. 73 




ig June 30, 
ral Balanc 


1897 








Surplus from operations of year endii 

Deficit on June 30, 1896, [From " Gene 
Report] 


35,566.73 
135,055.80 


e Sheet," 


1896 






reneral Balance Sheet"] _ 




Deficit on June 30, 1897, [For entry on "G 


99, 489. 07 







COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Expenditures during year not included in operating expenses charged to construc- 
tion or equipment— other real estate $10.00 

Expenditures during year not included in operating expenses charged to construc- 
tion or equipment— other superstructures 892.75 

Expenditures during year not included in operating expenses charged to construc- 
tion or equipment— siding and yard extensions 110.06 

Total charged to construction or equipment 1,012.81 

Totalcostconstruction to June 30, 1896 1,938,017.92 

Total cost construction to June 30, 1897 1,939,030.73 

Total cost per mile . 18,167.62 

Expenditures during year not included in operating expenses charged to construc- 
tion or equipment — other cars of all classes 2,804.05 

Total charged to construction or equipment 2,804.05 

Total cost equipment to June 30, 1896 46,155.74 

Total cost equipment to June 30, 1897 48,919.79 

^ Total cost per mile 458.35 

Total cost charged to construction, equipment, etc., North Carolina 3,816.86 

Total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1896, North Carolina... 1, 984, 133. 66 
Total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1897, North Carolina.— 1,987,950.52 
Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., per mile, North Carolina.— 18,625.97 



156 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



BONDS OWNED. 

Name-C. C. Railway Company, second income— valuation 

Shelby Division— par value 

Rate of interest, 4 per cent. 

Income of interest received 

Valuation 



Total valuation. 



$10,250.00 
7,000.00 

280.00 

5,337.50 

S15,5S7.50 



Outside rents— Gross income. 
Interest received on accounts 



MISCELLANEOUS INCOME. 



$1,440.00 

7,197.25 



Total net miscellaneous income- 



rs, 637. 25 



RENTALS PAID. 

Situation of property — Raleigh, N. C. Company owning property — North Carolina Railroad 
Company. Rent paid, $454.7(5. 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 


Total 
Number, ^u^mber 
WorKed. 


Total 
Yearly Com- 
pensation. 


I Average 

Daily 

Com pen- 

sation. 


General officers - 


9 2,817 
8 2,504 
13 4,06» 

21 6.h73 


S7,775.00 
4,065.00 
10,419.24 
10,333.08 
11,402.40 
20, 177. 28 
6,942.12 
7,956.84 
6, 405. 12 

r^ 99s! 04 


' %•'> 98 


Other officers _ _ _ . 


1 62 


General office clerks - -- - 


2 56 


Station agents - - -- - 


1 57 


Other station men _ ._ __ _ 


41 
22 
22 


12,833 

6,886 
fi SSfi 


89 




2 93 




1.01 




13 4,069 
27 8.451 


1.96 




.76 


Section foremen 


13 
131 


4 069 


1.28 


Other trackmen ~ - 


4! (¥1.1 1 97 mi .=,R 


67 




8 '). .^(14 


2,495.00 
3,846.88 
7.361.28 


1.00 




10 
25 


3,130 

7,825 


1.23 




.94 






Total (including "General Officers")— N. C. 

1 iP<?.«i *' rrPriprfl,! C^fTiPprR" 


363 
9 


113,619 

2,817 


132, ;04.84 
7,775.00 


1.16 






Total (excluding " General Officers")— N. 
Distribution of Above- 
General administration 


354 

30 
144 

189 


110, 80i 

9, .390 
45,072 

59, \bl 


124,329.84 

22, 259. 24 
32,025.60 
76 Q'2() on 


1.13 
2.37 


Maintenance of ways and structures 

Conducting transportation 


.73 
1.30 








Total (including "General Officers")-N. C. 
Less "General Officers" 


363 
9 


113,619 132,104.84 
2,817 7,775.00 


1.16 






Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N. C. 


354 


110,802 


124,329.84 


1.13 



RALEIGH AND AUGUSTA AIR-LINE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



157 



OPERATING EXPENSES. 



Item. 



Maintenance of Way and Structures— 

Repairs of roadway 

Renewals of rails 

Renewals of ties — 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals of fences, road crossings, signs and cattle guards. 

Repairs and renewals of buildings and fixtures 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

Stationery and printing 

Total 

Maintenance of Equipment— 

Superintendence 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Conducting Transportation— 

Superintendence 

Engine and roundhouse men ._. 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supp'y for locomotives 

Oil, tallow, and waste fi»r locomotives 

Other supplies for' locomotives 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses . 

Switchmen, flagmen and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses 

Station service , 

Station supplies 

Switching charges— balance 

Car mileage -balance 

Hire of equipment— balance 

Total carried torward 



AmoHiit. 



$85, 3.")5. 68 

14,735.96 

8,099.34 

4,016.77 

328.80 

3,561.16 

298.73 

239.36 

66,635.80 



771.32 

1,081.04 

2,062.52 

9,162.93 

286.71 

1,410.82 

243. 35 

3tj0. 04 

15,378.73 



11,846.11 

31,879.51 

40, .0-'.66 

1,769.74 

1,943.32 

5.10.39 

1 9, 906. 50 

7,207.18 

5,6!t4.15 

.>,660.55 

19, 42.-). 04 

1,825.21 

675. 15 

43,401.03 

37, 188. 46 



229, U75. 10 



168 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



OPERATING EXPENSES.— Continued 
Item, 

Conducting Transportation— Cbn^inwerf. 

Total brought forward 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 

Clearing wrecks 

Advertising 

Outside agencies 

Commissions 

Rents for tracks, yards and terminals 

Rents of buildings and other property 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

General Expenses— 

Salaries of general officers . 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general offices) 

Other expenses — 

Total 

Operating Expenses— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings, N. C 



Amount. 



$229, 
5 



075. 10 
075.60 
346.91 
577. 88 
487.39 
724.70 
177.39 
454.76 
616.92 
913.99 
136.91 



270,616.55 



1, 
21, 

66, 

15, 

270, 

21, 



423.00 
681.72 
584. 52 
077.03 
359. 48 
852.86 
141.30 
069.91 

635. 80 
378.73 
616.55 
069.91 



37:^, 



700.99 
78.9 



RALEIGH AND AUGUSTA AIR-LINE RAILROAD COMPA.NY. 



159 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30. 1896. 


ASSETS. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Item. 


Item. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$1,938,017.92 
46 115 74 


Cost of road 


$1,939,030.73 
48,919.79 
15,587.50 
31,454.24 
149,981.18 

50,^282.00 
19,674.79 
99,489.07 


$1,012.81 




Cost of equipment 


2,801.05 




15,587.50 
81,454 24 


Bonds owned 




Other permanent investments 

Cash and current assets 

OTHER ASSETS — 

Equipment trusts 




170,974.97 
32 936, 17 




29,993.79 


17,345.83 


5,187 34 


Materials and supplies 

Profit and loss 


14,487.45 




135,056.8 


35,566.73 




Grand total 




2,375,329.68 


2,345,419.30 


29,910.38 


LIABIl^ITIES 

Capital stock — - — - 


873,600.00 
1,000,000.00 


873,600.00 

1,(00,000.00 

471,819.30 


1 


Funded debt — _ -- - - - 




501, 3^9. 68 


Current liabilities 

i Grand total 




29,910.38 






2,375,329.68 


2,345,419.30 




29,910.38 







MILEAGE. 
MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (ALL TRACKS.) 



Line in Use. 


LINE REPRE- 
SENTED BY 
CAPITAL STOCK. 


Line 
operated 


Total 


RAILS. 


■ 

Main 
Line. 


Branches 

and 

Spurs. 


contract, operated. 










Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track .. 


96.60 
11.97 


10.13 
.43 


29.40 136.13 
.38 12.78 


16.70 
9.71 


119 43 


Miles of yard track and sidings 


3.07 


Total mileage operated (all track s)- 


108.57 


10.56 


29.78 148.91 


26.41 


122.50 



MILEAGE OF LINE BY STATES. 



I 



State. 


LINE REPRE- 
SENTED BY 
CAPITAL STOCK. 


Line 
operated 

under 

contract, 

etc 


Total 


KAILS. 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 

and 

Spurs. 


mileage 
operated. 




• 


Iron. 


St*-el. 


North Carolina 


96.60 


10.13 


29.40 


136.18 16.70 


119.43 




Total mileage operated (single track) 


96.60 


10.13 


29.40 


136. 13 


16.70 


119.43 



160 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE— Entire Line. 



Item. 



Passenger Traffic— 

J!^ umber of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger.. 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul ol one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Aveiage receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger ana freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

lucomefrona operation 

Income irom operation per mile of road 



Column 
for tonnage 

No. Pas- 
sengers, No. 

Trains, 

Mileage, 
No. Cars. 



102,540 

4,325,260 

753.250 

42.181 



434, 102 

34,590,981 

251,102 

79.6 



Column for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Dollars. 



90, 124 



112,275 
824 



3,953 



3H6, 953 
2,475 

1 

427,078 

3, 137 
449,228 

3,299 
473,057 

8, 475 

1 

873,700 

2,745 

99,356 
729 



Cents 



.48 
.87 
.02 
.06 
.76 
.72 



Mills 



.68 
.23 

.21 

.2H 
.28 
.74 
.99 
.87 
.04 
.09 
.99 
.17 



RALEIGH AND AUGUSTA AIR-LINE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



161 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT. 



Commodity. 



Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 



Freight re- 
ceived from 
connecting 

roads 
and « ther 
carriers. 



Total 
Freight Tonnage. 



Products of AGRicuiiTURE— 

Grain 

Flour 

Hay 

Tobacco 

Cotton 

Fruit and vegetables 

Products of Animals— 

Live stock 

Other packing-house products 

Poultry, game and fish 

Wool 

Hides and leather 

Products of Mines— 

Anthracite coal 

Bituminous coal 

Ores 

Stone, sand and other like articles 

Products of Forest— 

Lumber 

Manufactures— 

Petroleum and other oils 

Sugar 

Naval stores 

Iron, pig and bloom 

Iron and steel rails 

Other castings and machinery 

Bar and sheet metal , 

Cement, brick, and lime 

Agricultural implements 

Wagons, carriages, tools, etc 

Wines, liquors, and beers 

Household goods and furniture 

Cotton mill products 

Merchandise 

Other commodities not mentioned above- 
Total tonnage— entire line 



Whole Tons. 

242 
111 
106 
20 

2,977 



20 
634 



127 

37,478 

138 
63 

2,852 



239 
193 

47 
791 

15 
133 

28 

234 

800 

1,480 

4,210 



Whole Tons. 

16,364 

7,602 

1,905 

2,384 

27,786 

721 

1,035 

4,085 

75 

3 

433 

20 

2,350 

399 

3,401 

87,065 

6,324 

4,467 

7, 193 

36,041 

2,291 

5,570 

1,074 

1,276 

173 

785 

1,352 

938 

22,140 

100,996 

34,390 



53,464 



Whole Tons. 

16,606 
7,713 
2,011 
2,404 

30,763 
1,104 

1,090 
4,151 



441 

40 

2,984 

399 

3,528 

124,543 

6,462 

4,530 

10,045 

36,041 

2,530 

5,763 

1,121 

2,067 

188 

918 

1,380 

1,172 

22,940 

102,476 



Percent. 

3.83 

1.78 

.46 

.56 

7.08 

.26 

.26 
.96 
.02 



434,102 



.11 



.09. 

.82 

28.66 

1.48 
1.04 
2.32 
8.31 

.58 
1.33 

.26 

,.4r- 

.04-? 

.22: 

.26 

5.29 

23.61 

8.8» 



100.00. 



11 



Tons moved one mile, 34, 590, 981. 



162 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 


Number 
Added 
During 
Year. 


Total 
Number 
at End 
of Year. 


equipment fitted 
with train 

BRAKE. 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 




No. Name. 


No. 


Name. 


Locomotives— 

Freight 




1 


1 Wpstinorhonsp 


1 

1 

6 

7 
18 

6 

1 
7 
20 


M C B 










Type. 


Total locomotive.s in service.— 




1 


1 










Cabs in Freight Service- 
Box cars - - --- 




23 
47 




Janney. 

Janney. 
Stand'rd 


Flat cars 






' 






Total . -- -- 




70 




Janney. 










Cars in Company's Service — 


6 


6 
3 




-Stand'rd 


Other road cars 







Janney. 










Total 


« 


9 














Total cars in service 




79 




















79 



















CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 



Passenger 

Freight 

Switching 

Construction 

Total 

Average cost at distributing point- 



Coal— 
Bitumi- 
nous. 



Tons 
3,217 

9,723 

1,155 

526 



14,621 



$2.53 



Wood— 
feolt. 



Coi (is. 
343 

1,161 



1,603 



$1.37 



Total 
fuel con 
sumed. 



Tons. 
3,560 

10, 884 

1,254 

526 



16,224 



Miles 
Run. 



145,386 
237, 151 
119,370 
28,804 



530,711 



Average 

pounds 

consumed 

per mile. 



55 
103 
23 
41 



TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY COMPANY. 



Miles of line . 
Miles of wire 



OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 



Western Union Telegraph Company— miles of line. 
Miles of wire 



193.20 



96.60 
193.20 



RALEIGH AND AUGUSTA AIR-LINE RAILROAD COMPANY. 163 

ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 





EMPLOYEES. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trainmen. 


Switchmen, 

flagmen and 

watchmen. 


Other 
employees. 


Total. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured 


Killed. 


Injured. 






12 

8 

1 




2 








14 


Falling from trains and en- 










8 
















1 




1 










. 1 

1 






1 


2 










2 






1 






1 




3 
3 






1 
1 




4 










4 


Total 












2 


29 




3 




2 


2 


Si 









OTHERS. 


Kind of Accident. 


Passengers. 


Trespassing. 


Not 
trespassing. 


Total. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


At highway crossin^*^ 












1 


2 

1 


1 


At stations 




1 


2 

1 


1 
2 




2 


Other causes 









2 










Total 




1 


3| 3 





1 


3 


5 



BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


Number. 


Aggregate 
length. 


Minimum 
length. 


Maximum 
length. 


Bridges— 

Iron - 


1 

1 


Feet. 
585 
495 


Inches 


Feet. 
585 
495 

16 


Inches. 


Feet. 

585 
495 

281 


Inches. 


Wooden 






Combination 








Total 


2 


1,080 






6 




Trestles 


35 


2,692 









Overhead highway crossings : bridges 3 ; height of lowest above surface of rail, 16 feet. 
Gauge of track, four feet nine inches; 96.60 miles. 
Gauge of track, four feet nine inches ; 10. 13 miles. 
Gauge of track, four feet nine inches; 11.20 miles. 
Gauge of track, four feet nine inches ; 18. 20 miles. 



164 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES 
NEW RAILS LAID DURING YEAR. 



Kind. 


Tons. 


Weight Per Ton. 


Average Price 
Per Ton at Dis 
tributing Point. 


Steel 


539.33 
483.27 


68 
60 


825. 00 


Steel - 


21.22 






Total- _ - __- 


1,022.60 













NEW TIES LAID DURING YKAR. 







Kind. 


■ 

Number. 


Average Price at 

Distributing 

Poi.it. 


Pine — 






12,493 
16,247 


.20 


Oak 


.30 




Total 








28,740 











CHARACTERISTICS OP ROAD. 



WORKING DIVISIONS OR BRANCHES. 



From- 



Raleigh, N. C... 
Hamlet, N\ C. . 
Moncure, N. C. 
Hamlet, N. C. 
Total 



To— 



Hamlet, N. C. _ 
Gibson, N. C- 
Pittsboro, N.C. 
Cheraw, S. C — 



Miles 



96.60 
10.13 
11.20 
18.20 



136. 13 



ALIGNMENT. 



Number 

of 
curves. 



101 
!2 
18 
21 



Aggregate 

leijgth of 

curved 

line. 



Miles. 

22.79 

2.31 
3.50 
5.05 



Length 

of 

straight 

line. 



Miles. 
73.81 

7.82 

7.70 

13.15 



33.65 I 102.48 

i 



Lei gth 

of 

level line. 



Miles 
17.68 

2.55 

1.40 

3.78 



25.41 



WORKING DIVISIONS OR 
BRANCHES. 



From— 



Raleigh, N. C- 
Hamlet, N. C. 
Moncure, N.C. 
Hamlet, N. C. 
Total — - 



To- 



Hamlet, N. C. .. 

Gibson, N. C 

Piltsboro, N. C. 
Cheraw, S. C. — 



PROFILE. 



ASCENDING GRADES. 



DESCENDI>G GRADES 



No. 



124 



I Aggregate 
Sum of length of 
ascents, ascending 
grades 



Feet. Miles. 

1,203.0 37.20 



60. 
152.0 
124.5 



1,541.5 



2.82 
7.50 
5.72 



53.24 



No. 



Sum of 
descents. 



Feet. 
1,197.0 

80.0 

99.0 

209.5 



1,585.5 



Aggregate 
length of 
descend- 

inggrades. 



Miles. 

41.72 

4.76 
2.30 
8.70 



57.48 



RALEIGH AND GASTON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



165 



RALEIGH AND GASTON RAILROAD COMPANY 



PROPERTY OPERATED. 



Name. 


TERMINALS. 


Miles of 

line for 

ench road 

named. 


Miles of 
line for 
each class 
of roads 
named. 


From 


To 


R & G R R Co 


F^al.ngh 

Krankliiitoa 


Weldon 




97 




Louisburg 





10 






Total 




107 









CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— Number of shares authorized 15,000 

Par value of shares $100,00 

Total par value authorized 1,500,000.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 1,500,000.00 

MANNER OF PAYMENT FOR CAPITAL STOCK. 
Issued for reorganization, common — total number shares issued and outstanding. __ 15,000 

Total cash realized 1,500,000,00 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE B0ND8, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND I>fCOME BONDS. 





TIME. 


Amount of 

Authorized 

Issue 


Amount 
Issued. 


Amount 
Outstanding 


Cash Realized 


Class of Bond ok 
Obligation. 


S C CO 




on Amount 
Issued. 


First mortgage 


1873 
1897 


1898 
1947 


$1,000,000.00 
1,500, COO. 00 


$1,000,000.00 
200,000.00 


$1,000,000.00 
200,000.00 


$1,000,000.00 
200,000.00 


First mortgage . 




Grand total 


2,500,000.00 


1,200,000.00 


1,200,000.00 


1,200,000.00 



Cla.ss of Bond r Obligation. 



First mortgage 
First mortgage 
Total 



interest. 



Rate 
per 

Cent. 



When 
Payable. 



Jan. & July. 
Jan. & July. 



Amount 

Accrued 

During Year. 



Amount 

Paid During 

Year. 



$80,000.00 
833. S3 



833,33 



$80,000.00 
833.33 



833.33 



166 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FUNDED DEBT. ~ Continued. 
EQUIPMENT TRUST OBLIGATIONS. A. GENERAL STATEMENT. 



Series or other Designation. 


Date of issue. 


Term. 


Equipment Covered. 


Series "A" S.;A. L. equipment- 


Jan. 1, 1890. 


10 years 


11 locomotives, 1 supt. car, 3 M. B & 
E. 15 caboose. 4 2d class Pas. cars, 
200 box, 4 Istclass pass. cars. 


Series " B " S. A. L. equipment- 


Jan. 1. 1891. 


10 years 


4 shifting locomotives. 4 freight loco- 
motives, 4 Pass, locomotives, 8 
Pass, cars, 5 1st class Pass, cars, 200 
box, 25 coal. 


Series "B" S. A. L. car trust 


April 1, 1895. 


10 years 


12 passenger and freight locomoti ve.s. 


Series " C" S. A. L. car trust 


April 1, 1896. 


10 years 


12 locomotives, 175 box, 100 flat cars. 



B. STATEMENT OF AMOUNT. 





DEFERRED PAYMENTS 
—PRINCIPAL. 


DEFERRED PAYMENTS- INTEREST. 


Sekies or other 
% Designation. 


OriD-inni ' Amount 
2lilnl 1 Outstar^d- 


1 Amount 
Original Accrued 
Amount. During 
Year. 


Amount 
Paid dur- 
ing Year. 


Rate. 


3^ series "a" Equipment 

>^ series "B" Equipment 

% series " B " car trust 


$125,000.00 
125,000.00 
36,666.66 
83,333.33 


$37,500.00 
50,000.00 
29.333.33 
75,000.00 


$6,250.00 $2,500.00 
6,250.00 3,125.00 
1 833 33 1 fi-^<^ on 


2,500.00 
3,125.00 
1,650.00 
4,166.66 


5 
5 


3^ series "C" car trust 


4,166.66 


4,166.66 


5 


Total 


369,999.99 


191,833.33 


18,499.99 


ll,44i.66 


11,441.66 





RECAPITULATION OP PUNDED DEBT. 

Mortgage bonds— amount issued $1,200,000.00 

Interest— amount accrued during the year 80, 833 . 38 

Amount outstanding . 1,200,000.00 

Amount of Interest paid during year 80,838.33 

CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Cash $90,782.97 

Bills receivable 677,271.45 

Due from solvent companies and individuals 341,088.17 

Net traffic balances due from other companies 37,4(16.57 

Total cash and current assets 1,146,604.16 

Total 1,466,604.16 

Materials and supplies on hand 71,909.89 

LIABILITIES. 

Loans and bills payable 157,635.24 

Audited vouchers and accounts 206,295. 82 

Wages and salaries 35,713.69 

Total current liabilities 399,644.75 

Balance— cash assets 746,959.41 

Total 1,146,601.16 



RALEIGH AND GASTON RAILROAD COMPANY, 



167 



RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Account. 


Total Amount 
Outstanding. 


Apportionment 
to Railroads. 


Amount Per Mile of Line. 


Capital stock 


$1,500,000.00 

1,200,000.00 

191,833.33 


$1,500,000.00 

1.200,000.00 

191,833.33 


Miles. 

97 

97 
97 


Amount. 

$15,464.00 

12,371.00 

1,967.00 


Bonds - 


Equipment trust obliga- 
tion. 

Total 


2,891.833.33 


2,891,833.33 




29,802.00 



FOR MILEAGE OPERATED. 
Name of road— Raleigh and Gaston. 

Capital stocli $1,500,000.00 

Funded debt 1,200,000.00 



Total $2,700,000.00 

Amount per mile of line (97 miles) 27,835.00 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 



Gross earnings from operation __ 


$602,304.23 
382,279.83 




Less operating expenses 








Income from operation _ 




$220,024.40 


Dividends on stocks owned __ _ 


560. 00 
4,000.00 
24,524.67 


Interest on bonds owned-. _ — __ ._ 




Miscellaneous income — less expenses 




Income from other sources 




29,084.67 








Total income. 


249,109.07 


Deductions prom Income— 

Interest on funded debt accrued . 


80,833.33 

6,402.56 

13,626.62 

120,372.79 




Interest on interest-bearing current liabilities accrued, not 
otherwise provided for 




Taxes. 




Other deductions. _ . . .. 








Total deductions from income 




221,236.30 






Net income 


27,872.77 






Surplus from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 


27,872.77 
1,406,572.94 


Surplus on June 30, 1896 (from "General Balance Sheet," 
1896 Report.) 

Deductions for year, 5 per cent commission on sale of 








1,434,445.71 
10,000.00 


$200,000 bonds. 

Surplus on June 30, 1897 (for entry on " General Balance 
Sheet.") 




1,424,445.71 



168 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COST OP ROAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Item. 



Construction— 

Right of way 

Buildings, furniture, and fixtures 

Engineering expenses 

Telegrapli line 

Sidings and yard extensions 

Total construction 

Total equipment 

Grand total cost construction, equip 
meat, etc. 



Expendi- Total Cost 

tures during! to June 30, 

year. 1896. 



$50.00 
698.28 
446.87 
446. 60 
170.77 



1,812.50 



1,812.50 



1,589,307.08 



1,589,307.08 



Total Cost 
to June 30, 

1897. 



Cost Per 
Mile. 



1,591,119.58 



93,320. 



1,684.440.56 



16,403.29 



962.07 



17,365.36 



RENTALS PAID. 
Terminals— Raleigh, N. C, North Carolina Railroad, $454.75. 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, J 896. 




Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Item. 


ASSETS. 


Item. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$1,589,307.08 

93,820.98 

687,955.00 

550 791 08 




$1,591,119.58 

93,320.98 

879,025.00 

550,791.08 

66,165.05 

1,146,604.16 

125,154.72 
71,909.89 


$1,812.50 




Po«!t, nfpnninmpnt, 




Stocks owned 

Bondsowned 


191,070.00 






66, 165.05 
1,069,(72.30 

100,933.88 
87,044.75 


Other permanent investments 






77,-531.86 
24, 220. 84 




OTHER ASSETS. 

Equipment trusts 




Vfnt,prin1<5 and snnnlips 


$15,134.86 


Grand total _ 






4 244 590 12 


• 4,524,090.46 


294,635.20 


15,134.86 




LIABILITIES. 

Capital stock 




1,500,000.00 

1,000,000.00 

338,017.18 

1,406,572.94 


1.500,000.00 

1,200,000.00 

399,644,75 

1,424,445.71 






200,000.00 
61,627.57 
17,872.77 




Current liabilities 




Profit and loss 

Grand total 






4,244,590.12 


4,524,090.46 


279,500.34 









KALEIGH AND GASTON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



169 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATIONS. 



Item. 


Total 
Receipts. 


( Deductions, 

Account of 

Repayments, 


Actual. 


Passengers— 


$118,375.73 








$364.12 

262.09 

5.44 




Less repayments- 
























Total deductions 


631.65 














$117,744.08 
15,544.34 


Mail 












8,04:^.30 
1,018.25 






__ __ 


Other items __ _ 






286.87 












142,636.84 


Freight— 


458,960.65 






5,4.54.20 
28,248.90 




Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers 


















Total deductions _ 


33,703. 10 










Total freight revenue 


I 


425, 257. 55 


Total freight earnings 


1 


425,257.55 




1 


Total passenger and freight earnings 


567 894.39 


Other Earnings from Operation— 
Switching charges — balance 






240 55 


Car mileage — balance 






22,033.05 

5,029.71 

2,303.71 

4,548.52 

254. 30 


Hire of equipment — balance 






Telegraph companies 






Rents not otherwise provided for 






Other sources— 














Total other earnings _. — _ 




34,409 84 








Total gross earnings from operation— N. C 


602,304.23 







MISCELLANEOUS INCOME. 

Outside rents— gross income $2, 375. 00 

Interest received on deposits and accounts 22,149.67 

Total 24,524.67 



70 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 
OPERATIHG EXPENSES. 



Item. 



Maintenance of Way and Structures— 

Repairs of roadway 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals offences, road crossings, signs, and cattle-guards 

Repairs and renewals of buildings and fixtures 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

Stationery and printing 

Total 

Maintenance of Equipment— 

Superintendence 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

^ Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Conducting Transportation— 

Superintendence 

Engine and roundhouse men 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, -tallow, and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses 

Station service 

Station supplies 

Switching charges— balance 

Car mileage— balance 

Hire of equipment — balance 

Total carried forward 



$31,209.07 

10,797.(1 

5,985.70 

398.91 

10,117.14 

364.45 

332. 57 



59,205.45 



4,974.01 

30,516.19 

12,630.59 

12,571.40 

787. 87 

5,908.99 

403.92 

1,123.29 



68,916.26 



15,171.87 

30,487.87 

44,545.55 

1,956.99 

1,775.35 

671.28 

17,997.38 

5,834.16 

6,071.58 

7,061.04 

24,094.59 

2,306.65 

173. 61 

7,958.47 

187. 33 



166,294.02 



RALEIGH AND GASTON RAILROAD COMPANY. 
OPERATING EXPENSES— Continued. 



171 



Item. 



Conducting Transportation— Continued. 

Total brought forward 

Loss and damage 

iTijuries to persons 

Clearing wrecks 

Advertising ^. 

Outside agencies 

Commissions 

Rents for tracks, yards and terminals 

Rents of buildings and other property 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

General, Expenses— 

Salaries of General Officers 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general officers) 

Other expenses 

Total 

Recapitulation of Expenses— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— North Carolina. 



Amount. 


8160,294.02 


5,491.74 


J, 663.31 


217.11 


11,520.60 


17,545.20 


2,604.13 


454.75 


5,117.09 


6,879.89 


49.79 


217,840.63 


11,987.99 


8,081.43 


821.48 


4,126.41 


5,214.97 


3,453.75 


2,631.46 


36,317.49 


59,205.45 


68,916.26 


217,840.63 


36,317.49 


38-2,279.83 



63.4 



BONDS OWNED. 



C. C. Railroad Co.— Second income- 
Shelby Division— par value 

Rate of interest four per cent. 

Income or interest received 

Valuation of bonds 



$474,541.08 
$100,000.00 



4,000.00 
76,250.00 



Total - 



550,791.1 



172 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



General officers 

Other officers 

General office clerks 

Station agents 

Other station men 

Enginemen ^__ 

Firemen 

Conductors 

Other trainmen 

Machinists 

Carpenters 

Other shopmen 

Section foremen 

Other trackmen 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph operators and dispatchers 

Employees— account floating equipment 

All other employees and laborers 

Total (iDcluding "General Officers")— N.C.- 

Less " General Officers " 

Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N. C- 

DlSTKIBUTION OF ABOVE— 

General administration . 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

Total (including "General Officers ")-N.C._ 

Less "General Officers" 

Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N. C- 

Total (including " General Officers ")— entire 
line ^ 



Number. 



IS 
18 
47 
20 
20 
9 

41 
82 
88 

212 
14 

140 
14 
13 



Total No 
of Days 
Worked. 



212 



965 

9 

956 



33 
154 
382 
394 



965 



956 



2,817 

2,504 

5,631 

5,634 

14,711 

6, 260 

6, 260 

2,817 

12,833 

25,666 

27,544 

66, 356 

4,382 

4, 382 
4,069 



66, 356 



302,045 

2,817 



299, 2 W 



.10,955 
48,202 
119,566 
123.322 



Total Yearly 
Compensa- 
tion. 



$11,085.00 

5,211.00 

14,426.64 

11,409.96 

18,408.56 

• 18,640.32 

6,246.84 

7,456.04 

12,461.61 

51,241.72 

47,314.68 

144,315.01 

6, OHO. 00 

27, 656. 28 

4,049.40 

6, :i04. 88 



79,829.86 



47>,317.b6 
11,085.00 



464,232.86 



302,015 

2,817 

299, 228 



30,722.64 
3-;,7l6.28 
245,871.44 
165,007.50 
475,317.86 
11,085.00 



46^,232.86 



Average 
Daily 

Compen- 
saliou. 



RALEIGH AND GASTON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



173 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE. 



Item. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue— 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile — 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight re venue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Ope|"ating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Column for 
Tonnage, 

No. Passen- 
gers, No. 
Trains, 
Mileage, 
No. Cars. 



126, 274 

5,721,579 

1,180.13 

J5.41 



-10,585,810 

379,773 

87.3 



Columns for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Dollars. 



142,636 
1,333 



425,257 



425, 257 

3,974 

1 

543,001 

5,074 
567, 894 

5,307 
602, 304 

5, 629 

1 

3S2, 279 

3,572 



220,024 
2,056 



Cents 



.93 
.02 
.81 
.0. 
.93 



.55 
.37 
.64 

.63 
.78 
.39 
.42 
.23 
.01 
.46 
.83 
.71 
.93 
.40 
.80 



MiUs. 



174 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS 



STOCKS OWNED. 

Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company $87,960.50 

Raleigh and Augusta Air-Line Railroad Company 157,273.50 

Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Company 191,070.00 

Louisburg Railroad Company 45.00 

C , N. & L. Railroad Company _• I 5,001.00 

Georgia, Carolina and Northern Railway 250,000.00 

R., F. Sn P. R R. Co. (income or dividend received $560.00) 9,695.00 

Danville and Northern Railway 150,000.00 

Carol ma Southern Railway 3,000.00 

Seaboard Air Line Belt Railroad Compir.y 24,980.00 



$879,025.00 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 



Locomotives— 

Passenger 

Freight 

Switching 

Total Locomotives in service 

Cars in Passenger Service— 

First-class cars 

Second class cars 

Combination cars 

Sleeping cars 

Baggage, express and postal cars... 

Total 

Cars in Freight Service- 
Box cars 



Flat cars — 
Stock cars- 



Total 

Cars in Company's Sehvice— 

Caboose cars 

Other road cars 



Total. 



Number 
Added 
During 
Year. 



Total cars in service. 
Total cars owned 



Total 
Number 
at end of 

Year 



equipment fitted 
with train 

BRAKE. 



26 



7 
26 

201 

301 
2 



507 



No. 



568 
568 



Name. 



Westinghouse 
VVestinghouse 
Westinghouse 



Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 



Westinghouse 

Wesstinghouse 
Westinghou'^e 



Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 



EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 



NO. 



2 
279 



Name. 



M. C. B. 

Type, 
M. C. B. 

Type. 
M C. B, 

Type. 



Janney. 
Janney. 
Janney. 
Janney. 
Janney. 



Janney 



Janney 
Standard. 

Janney 
Standard. 

Janney. 



Janney 



Janney. 



RALKIGH AND GASTON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



175 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT. 



Commodity. 



Products of Agricultuke— 

Graiu '. 

Flour 

Other mill products 

Hay 

Tobacco 

( otton 

Fruit and vegetables 

Sutuac - 

Products of Animals— 

Livestock 

Dr. ssed meats 

Other packing-house prod ctS — 

Poultry, game and fish 

Wool 

Hides and leather 

Products of Mines— 

Anthracite coal. 

Bituminous coal 

Ores 

Stone, sand, other like articles 

Products of Forest— 

Lumber 

Manufactures— 

Petroleum and other oils 

Sugar 

Naval stores 

Iron, pig and bloom 

Iron and steel rails 

Other castings and machinery _ 

Bar and sheet metal 

Cement, brick and lirae 

Agricultural implements 

Wagons, carriages, tools, etc — _ 

Wines, liquors and beers 

Household goods and furniture 



Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 



Whole Tons. 

1,376 
159 



192 

4,695 

5, 675 

511 

285 



Freight 
from con- 
necting 
ruads and 

other 
carriers. 



Whole Tons. 
23, 120 
11,610 



2, 591 
11,214 
29,750 

1,468 
25 

1,214 



11 

3 

110 



65 



3,055 

970 

52 

3 



3 

283 

32 

928 

18 

44 

387 

307 



5,737 

128 

5 



215 
7,266 
* 401 

3,029 

83,926 

6,858 

5,780 

9,540 

37,328 

2,384 

6,582 

1,219 

2,090 

236 

639 

1,650 

973 



Total 
Freight Tonnage. 



Whole Tons. Per Cent. 
24,495 I 5.29 

11,769 , 2.54 



1,302 



2,783 


.59 


15,909 


3.43 


35,425 


7.64 


!,979 


.43 


310 


.07 



5,826 

139 

8 

596 

310 

7,266 

401 

11,238 



.29 



1.26 
.04 



.07 
1.57 



2.43 



18.75 



7,828 


1.69 


5,8:^2 


1.28 


9,543 


2.08 


37,328 


8.04 


2,387 


.51 


6, 865 


1.48 


1,251 


.26 


3,018 


.65 


254 


.05 


683 


.14 


2,037 


.43 


1,280 


.27 



176 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT. 



Commodity. 


Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 


Freight re- 
ceived from 
connecting 

roads 

and other 

carriers. 


. Total 
Freight Tonnage 


M ANUF A CT URES— Continued. 

Cotton mill products . _ 


IVhole Tons. 
1,081 
1,269 

7,694 


Whole Tons. 
23,621 
100,493 

44,685 


IVhole Tons. 
24,702 
101,762 

52,389 


Percent. 
5.32 


Merchandise 

Miscellaneous : Other commodities not men- 
tioned above - __ _. . 


21.93 
11.29 








37,603 


426,293 


463,896 


100.00 







Tons moved one mile, 40,535,810. 



MILEAGE. 
MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED. 





LINE REPRESENTED 
BY CAPnAL STOCK 


Line 

operated 

under 

lease. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


Rails. 


Line in Use. 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 
and spurs. 






Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track 

Miles of yard tracli and sidings 


97.00 
11.55 




10.00 
.69 


107.00 
12.24 


10.00 
12.24 


97.00 






Total mileage operated all tracks - 


108.55 




10.69 


119.24 


22.24 


97.00 







MILEAGE OF LINE OPERATED. 

North Carolina— line represented by capital stock, main line 

Line operated under lease 



97.00 
10.00 



Total mileage operated . 107.00 

Rails-iron '. 10.00 

Steel 97.00 



CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



LOCOMOTIVES. 


Coal- 
Tons. 
Bitumi- 
nous. 


Wood- 
Soft. 
Cords 


Total Fuel 

Consumed 

Tons. 


Miles Run. 


Average 

Pounds 

Consumed 

per Mile. 


Passenger , ._ . _ 


3,831 
9,809 
1,220 

587 




3,831 

9,809 

1,220 

587 


169, 617 
220,211 
110,843 
33,236 


51 


Freight 

Switching . 


99 
25 


Construction 


39 


Total — 


15,447 





15,447 


533,907 


65 






Average cost at distributing point 


$2.83 





















RALEIGH AND GASTON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



177 



RENEWALS OF EAILS AND TIES. 



NEW Ties Laid During Year— 

Oak— number 

Pine— n umber 



Total 

Average cost at distributing point (oak)— 
Average cost at distributing point (pine) . 



25,378 
12. 688 



38,066 
30 

22 



ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 











Employees. 








KiNDOF Accident. 


Trainmen. 


Switchmen, 

flagmen and 

watchmen. 


Other 
Employees. 


Total. 




Killed 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Coupling and uncoupling _. 




2 
1 
1 

1 












2 


Falling from trains and eng's 
Collisions- 














1 












1 


At stations.- - .— 












2 




3 














Total- _._ . 




5 








2 




7 
















Passengers. 


OTHERS. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trespassing. 


Not 
trespassing 


Total. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Other train accidents 






5 


3 






5 


3 


At highway crossings 

At stations 




1 





2 


2 
1 








Total 




1 


5 


3 




2 


5 


g 









12 



178 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 



WORKING DIVISIONS OR BRANCHES. 


ALIGNMENT. 




PROFILE. 


From— 


To- 


! Number 
Miles, j of 

Curves 

i 


Aggregate 
Length 

of Curved 
Line. 


Length 

Srtalght 
Line. 


Length 

Level 
Line. 


Weldon . 


Raleigh 

Louisburg 


97 8i 
10 14 


Miles. 
31.30 
3.90 


Miles 
65.70 
6.10 


Miles. 
18 07 


Franklinton 


2.19 


Total- 


107 98 


as. 20 


71.80 


20.26 









WORKING DIVISION OR BRANCHES. 


PROFILE. 


From— 


To— 


No. 


Sum of 
Ascent. 


Ascending 
Grades 


No. 


Sum of 
Descent. 


Aggregate 
Length of 
Descend- 
ing 
Grades. 


Weldon— 


Raleigh ^ 


57 
15 


Feet. 
884.0 


Miles ■ 

.^9.51 


55 
25 


Feet. 
686.0 
110.0 


Miles. 
39.42 


Franklinton 


Louisburg 


88.0 2.59 

1 


5 22 








Total 


72 


972.0 


42.10 


80 


796.0 


44 64 











BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


Aggregate 
Length. 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 
Wooden 


6 


Feet. 
2,159 


Inches. 
.02 


Feet. 
184 


Inches. 
.00 


Feet. 

827 


Inches. 

00 






Total 


6 


2,159 


2 










Trestles 


1 


36 


00 


36 


00 


36 


00 



Overhead highway crossings, 2 ; height of lowest above surface of rail, 18 feet 2 inches. 
Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches, 97 miles. Gauge of track 4 feet 9 Inches, 10 miles. 



TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY COMPANY. 
Miles of line operated by this company 97. Miles of wire 194. 

OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Miles of line, 97. Miles of wire, 291. Western Union Telegraph Company. 



RALEIGH AND TAR RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY. 



179 



ROANOKE AND TAR RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY. 

TERMINALS. 

Virginia and North Carolina State line to Lewiston (miles) 32.30 

Property leased to andoperated by Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Company, and operations 
included in the report of that company. 

CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— number of shares authorized 15, COO 

Par value of shares $100.00 

Total par value authorized 1,500,000.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 5, 150.00 

MANNER OF PAYMENT FOR CAPITAL STOCK. 

Issued lor cash, common — total number shares issued 515 

Total cash realized, common - 5,150.00 

Ten per cent, of the subscription only has been called for. 



FUJJDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 
Class of bond or obligation— First mortgage. Date of issue, 1887. When due, 1917. 

Amount of authorized issue $260,000.0u 

Amount outstanding 260,000.00 

Cash realized on amount issued 260,000.00 

Amount of interest accrued during year 15,600.00 

Amount of interest paid during year 15,600.00 

Rate of interest, 6 per cent. When payable, April and October. 

RECAPITULATION OF FUNDED DEBT. 

Class of debt— First mortgage bonds— amount issued $260,000.0!) 

Amount uuistanding 260,000.00 

Amount ol interest accrued during year 15, 600. 00 

AmouL.tof interest paid during year . 16,l00.00 

CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Cash $5.60 

RECAPITULATION. 

FOR MILrJAGE OWNED. 



ACCOUMT. 


Total 
amount out- 
standing. 


A pportion- 

meut to 
Railroads. 


AMOUJST PEK MILE OF 
JLINE. 




Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stock _ 


$5,150.00 
260,000.00 


$5,150.00 
260,000.00 


32.3 
32.3 


$159.44 




8,049.54 




Total 


265,150.00 


265,150.00 


32.3 


8,208.98 







COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IM-PROVEMENTS. 



Total cost to June 
Cost per mile 



$266,119.40 
8,238.99 



180 



BOARD OF RAILRO\D COMMISSIONERS. 



SEABOARD AND ROANOKE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED. 



Name. 


TERMINALS. 


Milesof 

line for 

each road 

named. 


Milesof 
line 'or 
each class 
of r. tads 
named. 


From— 


To- 


Seaboard and Roanoke R. R. Co.- 
Seaboard and Roanoke R. R. Co . 
Roanoke and Tar River R. R. Co.. 


Portsmouth, Va.— 

Boykins, Va 

State Line, Va.N C. 


Weldon, N. C 

State Line, Va.N.C 
LewistOD, N C. - 


78.6 
2.7 
.T2.3 


81.3 
32.3 


Total- _ -- - 




113.6 













CAPITAL STOCK. 



Description. 


Number 
of shares 
author- 
ized. 


Par 
value of 
shares. 


Total 

par value 

authorized. 


Total 

amount 

issued and 

outstanding 


DIVIDENDS 

DECLARED DURING 

YEAR. 


" 


Rate. 


Amount. 


Capital stock-common . 

Preferred 

Second preferred 


11,442 

2,000 

442 


$100.00 
100.00 
100.00 


$1,500,000.00 
200, f 00. 00 
90,000.00 


$1,144,200.00 

200,000.00 

44,200.00 




• 


7 

7 


$14,000.00 
3,094.00 


Total 


13,884 




1,790,000.00 


1,388,400.00 




17,094.00 



Manner of Payment for Capital Stock. 


Total number 
shares issued 

and 
outstanding. 


Total cash 
realized. 


Issued for cash*— commou 

( Common, ] 


5,295 
6,147 
2,442 


$517,000.00 
606,450.00 
244,200.00 


Issued for bonds f -I V 

I Preferred, J 




Total 


13,884 


1,367,650.00 





* Entered on books as subscription. 



t Issued in settlement of bonds. 



EQUIPMENT TRUST OBLIGATIONS— GENERAL STATEMENT. 

Series "A "— S. A. L. Equipment. Date of issue, January 1, 1890. Term, 10 years. Equipment 
covered: 11 locomotives, 1 sleeping car, 3 mail, baggage and express cars, 4 second-class passen- 
ger cars, 4 first-class passenger cars, 200 boxcars, 15 caboose cars. Series "B"— S. A. L. Equip- 
ment. Date of issue, January 1, 1891. Term, 10 years. Equipment covered : 4 switch locomo- 
tives, 4 freight locomotives,54 passenger locomotives, 3 passenger cars, 5 first-class passenger cars. 
200 box cars, 25 cars. 

Series "A"— S. A. L. Car Trust. Date of issue, March 1, 1893. Term, 10 years. Equipment 
covered : 14 locomotives, 4 first-class passenger cars, 4 passenger and baggage cars, 4 mail and 
express cars, 15 caboose cars, 35 stock cars, 25 box cars. Series "B"— S. A. L. Car Trust. Date 
of issue, April 1, 1895. Term, 10 years. Equipment covered: 12 passenger and freight locomo- 
tives. Series "C"— S. A. L. Car Trust. Date of issue, April 1,1896. Term, 10 years. Equip- 
ment covered : 12 locomotives, 175 box cars, 100 fiat cars. 



SEABOARD AND KOANf KE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



181 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 





Time. 














Cash Real- 


Class of Bond or 
Obligation. 






Amount oi 

Authorized 

Issue. 


Amount 
Issued. 


Amount 
Outstanding. 


ized on 
Amount 
Issued. 


First mortgage 

Miscellaneous oblig^ions 


1886 


1926 


$2, "00,000.00 
690,000.00 


$2,503,000.00 
690,000.00 


82,500,000.00 
690,000.00 


$2,561,183.12 
690,000.00 


Grand total 




3,1^0,000.00 8,190,000.00 


3,190,000.00 


3,251,183.12 




interest. 


Class of Bonds or Obligation. 


Rate. 


When 
Payable. 


Amount Amount 
Accrued i Paid 
During During 
Year. Year. 




5 
6 


Jan. and July. 
Feb. and May. 


$125,000.00 $125,000.00 




41,400.00 41.400.00 








Grand total __ .. ...-_. 


166,400.00 


166,400.00 



















FUNDED DEBT.— Continued. 
B. STATEMENT OF AMOUNT. 



Series or Other 
Designation. 


DEFERRED PAYMENTS- 
PRINCIPAL. 


DEFERRED PAYMENTS— INTEREST. 


Original 
Amount. 


Amount 
Outstand- 
ing. 


Original 
Amount. 


Amount 

accrued 

during 

year. 


Amount 

paid 

during 

year. 


Rate. 


One-half series A, equipment 
One-half series B, equipment- 

One-half series A, car trust 

One third series B.car trust _. 
One-third series C, car trust __ 


$125,000.00 
125,000.00 
125,000.00 
36, 666. 66 
83,333.33 


$37,500.00 
50,000.00 
75,000.00 
29,333.31 
75,000.00 


$6,250.00 
6,250.00 
6,250.00 
1,833.33 
4,166.66 


$2,500.00 
3,125.00 
4,375.00 
1,650.00 
4,166.66 


$2,500.00 
3,125.00 
4,375.00 
1,650.00 
4,166.66 


- 


Total 


493,999.99 


266,833.34 


24,749.99 


15,816.66 


15,816.66 









RECAPITULATION OF FUNDED DEBT. 





Amount 
Issued. 


Amount 
Outstanding. 


INTEREST. 


Class of Debt. 


Amount 

Accrued 

During 

Year. 


Amount 

Paid During 

Year. 


Mortgage bonds 


$2,500,000.00 
690,000 00 


$2,500,000.00 
890 non no 


$125,000.00 
41,400.00 


$125 000 00 


Miscellaneous obligations 


41,400.00 






Total _ 


3,190,000.00 3.190.000.00 


166,400.00 


166,400.00 






' ' 



182 



BOARD OF KAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Cash - $137,219.36 

Bills receivable 828,740.30 

Due from solvent companies and individuals 110,926.34 

Net traffic balances due from other companies 47,025.25 

Total— cash and current assets ^ 1, 123,911.25 

Total 1 , 123, 911 . 25 

LIABILITIES. 

Loans and bills payable , 110,000.00 

Audited vouchers and accounts 83,166.52 

Wages and salaries 15,254.08 

Total— current liabilities 208,420.60 

Balance— cash assets 915,490.65 

Total 1, 123, 911. 25 

Materials and supplies on hand, $14,687.61. 



RECAPITULATION. 

FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 





Total Amount 
Outstanding. 


APPORTIONMENT. 


AMOUNT PER MILE OF LINE. 




To Railroads. 


Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stock 


$1,388,400.00 

3,190,000.00 

266,833.34 


$1,388,400.00 

3,190,000.00 

266,833.34 


81.3 
81.3 
81.3 


$17,077.00 


Bonds 


39,237.00 


Equipment trust obliga- 
tions. 

Total 


3,282.00 


4,845,233.34 


4,845,233.34 


59,596.00 







MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED. 



Name op Road. 


Capital 
stock. 


Funded 
debt. 


Total. 


AMOUNT PER MILE 
OF LINE. 




Miles. 


Amount. 


Seaboard and Roanoke R. R. Co... 
Roanoke and Tar River R. R. Co- 


$1,388,400 
5,150 


$3,190,000 
260,000 


$4,578,400 
265, 150 


81.3 
32.3 


$56,314 
8,209 


Total. 


1,393,550 


3,450,000 


4,843,550 


113.6 


64,523 







SEABOARD AND ROANOKE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



183 



COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Expenditures during year not included in operating expenses ctiarged to construc- 
tion— otlier real estate $1,445.00 

Expenditures during year not included in operating expenses charged to construc- 
tion—bridges and trestles 1,126.22 

Expenditures during year not included in operating expenses charged to construc- 
tion—buildings, furniture and fixtures 18,993.73 

Expenditures during year not included in operating expenses charged to construc- 
tion—siding and yard extensions 2,284.81 

Expenditures during year not included in operating expenses charged to construc- 
tion—terminal facilities and elevators 74,505.93 

Total charged to construction 95, 465. 69 

Total cost construction to June 30, 1896. 2,675,063.96 

Total cost construction to June 30, 1897 2,770,529.65 

Total cost per mile 34,077.86 



Expenditures during year not included in operating expenses charged to equip- 



ment—other cars of all classes 



1,186.15 



Total charged to equipment 1, 186.15 

Total cost equipment to June 80, 1896 306,026.84 

Total cost equipment to June 30, 1897 307,212.99 

Total cost per mile 3,778.75 



Total cost charged to construction, equipment, etc., North Carolina 96,651.84 

Total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1896, North Carolina.— 2,981,090.80 
Total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1897, North Carolina— 3,077,742.64 
Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., per mile, North Carolina.— 37,856.61 



BONDS OWNED. 
RAILWAY BONDS. 



Name. 


Total Par 
Value. 


Rate. 


Income j 
or Interest \ Valuation. 
Received. 


R. F. & P. R. R. Co ... .. — 


$1,400.00 
390,000.00 

45,000.00 
600,000.00 


7 


$98.00 $557.00 


Carolina Central Railway Co 


290 339 64 


Carolina Central Railway Co-Shelby Div.. 
S A. L. Belt Railway Company 


4 
5 


1,800.00 34,312.50 
30,000.00 1 510,625.00 




Total 






31,898.00 1 835,834.14 

1 









B. OTHER BONDS. 



Name, 


Total Par 
Value. 


Income 
or Interest 


Valuation. 


Consolidated Compress Company 


$750.00 


$20.00 


$800. 00 






Total 




20.00 


800.00 








Grand total— A and B 




31,918.00 


836,634.14 







184 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION— Entire Line. 



Item. 


Total receipts. 


Deductions, 
account of re- 
payments, etc. 


Actual 
earnings. 


Passenger— 

Passenger revenue 


$85,719.78 








S344.06 
213.78 




Less repayments- 
Tickets redeemed _ . . _ 






Excess fares refunded— _ . 












Total deductions 


557.84 














185,161.94 
9,613.64 


Mail 




_. 


Express 






6,565.59 

1,356.98 

243.78 


Extra baggage and storage 






Other items 








734, 132. 16 







Total passenger earnings 


102,941.93 


Freight— 




Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers _ 

Other repayments 


7,068.20 










Total deductions _ _ 


7,068.20 








Total freight revenue 




727,063.96 








Total freight earnings 


727,063.96 










Total passenger and freight earnings. 
Other Earnings from Operation— 
Car mileage — balance 


830,005.89 

33,588.71 
3,483.73 
1,116.05 




_ _ 


Hire of equipment — balance 






Telegraph companies _ . 






Rents from tracks yards and terminals 






5,632.08 


Rents not otherwise provided for_ . 






22,628.31 


Other sources 






2,223.61 


Total other earnings 







68,672.49 




Total gross earnings from operation- 
North Carolina. 


406,202.63 


Total gross earnings from operation — 
entire line 


898,678.38 







MISCELLANEOUS INCOME. 



Outside rents— Gross income. 
Interest received 



Total net miscellaneous income. 



$2,595.23 
36,078.57 



$38,673.80 



SEABOARD AND ROANOK-E RAILROAD COMPANY. 



185 



OPERATING EXPENSES. —Entire Line. 



Item. 



Maintenance of Way and Structures— 

Repairs of roadway 

Renewals of rails , 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals of fences, road crossiugs, signs, and cattle guards. 

Repairs and renewals of buildings and fixtures 

Repairs and renewals of docks and wharves 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Maintenance of Equipment— 

Superintendence 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewalsof marine equipment 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools 

Staiionery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Conducting Transportation— 

Superintendence 

Engine and roundhouse men 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses _' 

Station service 

Station supplies 

Switching charges— balance 

Car mileage— balance 

Hire of equipment— balance 

Total carried forward 



Amount. 



$34,868.55 



14,448.65 
3,944.27 
1,029.13 

24,868.29 

8,016.68 

756. 49 

469. 94 



83,422.75 



4,132.35 

16,403.95 

9,101.11 

U, 873.61 

1,309.03 

7,097.51 

6, 469. 11 

559.95 

89M. 15 



60,836.77 



31,261.12 
40,001.76 
38,743.52 

2,237.65 

1,316.65 

965. 21 

20,685.86 

9,651.86 
20,245.73 

6,750.67 
116,656.86 

4, 515. 26 



7,436.10 
14.720.01 



315,188.26 



186 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



OPERATING EXPENSES.— Continued. 



Item. 



Conducting Transportation — Continued. 

Total brought forward :. 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 

Clearing wrecks . 

Operating marine equipment 

Advertising ._ 

Outside agencies 

Commissions 

Rents for tracks, yards, and terminals . 

Rents of buildings and other property 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

General Expenses— 

Salaries of general officers 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general oflSces) 

Other expenses . 

Total 

Recapitulation of Expenses— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses — 

Grand total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings — entire line 

Operating Expenses— State of North Carolina— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— North Carolina. 



Amount. 



$315,188.26 

6, 605. 67 

2,464.48 

120.77 

6,530.52 

11,5H.49 

22,456.81 

1,615.34 

4, 662. 29 

5,725.78 

11,316.18 

71.76 



388,271.85 



14,217.04 
10,919.87 
4,451.79 
14,232.31 
7,430.85 
1,720.38 
2,119.19 



55,091.43 



83,422.75 

60,836.77 

288,271.85 

55,091.43 



587,622.80 



37,707.08 
27,498.22 

175,498.88 
24,901.33 

265,605.51 



.65.3 



SEABOARD AND ROANOKE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



187 



STOCKS OWNED. 
A. RAILWAY STOCKS. 



Name. 



Total 
Par Value. 



Income 

or Dividend 

Received. 



Valuation. 



Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Company 

Columbia, Newberry & Laurens Railroad Company 
Georgia, Carolina & Northern Railway Company_- 

Roanoke & Tar River Railroad Company 

Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad Company 

Carolina Southern Railroad Company 

Seaboard Air- Line Belt Railroad Company 

Total 



$742,200.00 

5,001.00 

248,700.00 

50,000.00 

300.00 

30,000.00 

24,975.00 



2,500.00 



$389,412.00 

5,001.00 

248,700.00 

5,000.00 

300.00 

3,000.00 

24,975.00 



2,500.00 



656,388.00 



B. OTHER STOCKS. 



Name. 


Total Par 
Value. 


Rate. 


Income 
or Dividend Valuation. 
Received. 




$187,600.00 
152,500.00 


6 
6 


$11,256.00 $221,870.00 
7,995.00 152,500.00 






Total -- 




19,251.00 374,370.00 






Grand total — A and B. 


1 


21,751.00 152,500.00 









RENTALS PAID. 

Roanoke and Tar River Railroad Company $16,2.50.00 

RENTS PAID -FOR LEASE OF TRACKS, YARDS, AND TERMINALS. 



Designation of Property. 


Situation of Property 
Leased. 


Name of Company Own- i rp^+ai 
ing Property Leased. ' ^"^^^• 


Tracks- - 
Crawford Street __ 


Portsmouth, Va 


City of Portsmouth, Va. 


82.500.00 


North Street 


Portsmouth, Va . 


City of Portsmouth, Va 100.00 










Total. .- . 


$2,600.00 

2,062.29 
2,062.29 


Terminals— 
Offices 


Various 


Sundries 


Total . 










Gi and total rents - 


4,662.29 









RENTALS RECEIVED. 

Situation of property— Gary's, N. C, to Weldon, N. C. 
burg Railroad Company. Rent received, $5,632.08. 



Company using property — Peters- 



188 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



INCOME ACCOUNT— Entire Line. 



Gross earnings from operation __ 


$898,678.88 
587,622.80 
















311,055.58 


Dividends on stocks owned 


21,751.00 
31,918.00 
38,673.80 








Miscellaneous income — less expenses _ _ 






92,342.80 








Total income . - ._ _ . _. .. . 


403,398.38 




166,400.00 

2,716.67 

16,250.00 

25,364.43 

120,373.79 


Deductions from Income— 
Interest on funded debt, accrued ... ._ 




Interest on interest-bearing current liabilities, accrued- 








Taxes 

Other deductions 









Total deductions from Income 




331,104.89 








Net income 


72,293.49 


Dividends, 7 per cent, preferred stock _ _ _. . 


17,094.00 






Total 




17, 09 1. 00 






Surplus fr >m operations of year ending June 30, 1897 . _ 


55,199.49 
1,502,900.74 


Surplus on June 30, 1896, [From "General Balance Sheet," 1896 
Report] 

Surplus on June 30, 1897, [For entry on "General Balance 
Sheet."] 






1,558,100.23 





RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES. 
New Rails Laid During Year— 

Oak, number .__ 28,605 

Average price at distributing point 30 cts. 

Pme, number 19,186 

Average price at distributing point 22cts. 



CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives 


Coal- 
Anthra- 
cite. 


Coal- 
Bitumi- 
nous 


Wood- 
Cords. 


Total 
fuel con- 
sumed. 


Miles 
lun. 


Average 

pounds 

consumed 

per mile. 


Passenger 

Freight 


Tons. 


Tons. 
3,608 

9,237 

1,149 

553 


Soft. 


Tons. 
3,608 

9,237 

1,149 

553 


157,502 
203,272 
110,843 
31,020 


51 




101 


Switching 






22 














39 








Total— -— _- „ 




14,547 




14,557 


502,637 


65 








Average cost at distributing point 




$2.59 









SEABOARD AND ROANOKfc RAILROAD COMPANY. 



189 



ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 





EMPLOYEES. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trainmen. 


Switchraeo, 

Flagmen and 

Watchmen. 


Other 
Employees. 


Total. 




Killed 


Injured 


Killed. 


Injured 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed 


Injured. 


flnnnlinP' n nfl nnp.oniDlins? 




3 





3 
1 








6 


Falling from tr'ns and eng's 

OvprVipjiH nhst.rnp.lions 


1 






1 


1 












Collisions — - 

T>pmil mpnts 































2 




2 


Ot.Vipr pmi«!PS 
































Total - _- - 


1 


3 




4 




2 


1 


9 




1 1 




Passengers. 


OTHERS. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trespassing. 


Not 
Trespassing. 


Total. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured 


Killed 


Injured. 


Collisions 

Other train accidents 



















-— — 





At stations 




1 


2 


5 






2 


6 












Total 




1 


2 


5 






2 


6 






r - - 





MILEAGE. 
MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (ALL TRACKS.) 



Line in Use. 


line repre- 
sented BY 
capital stock. 


Line 

operated 

under 

lease. 


Total 
mileage 
operated. 


rails. 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 
and 

Spurs. 






Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track _. 


78.60 
28.88 


2.70 
.24 


32.30 
2.99 


113.60 
32.11 


16.60 


113.60 


Miles of yard track and sidings— 


15.51 


Total mileage operated (all tracks)— 


107.48 


2.94 


35.29 


145.71 


16.60 


129. 11 



190 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



MILEAGE— Continued. 
MILEAGE OF LINE BY STATES. 



State. 


LINE REPRE- 
SENTED BY 
CAPITAI, STOCK. 


Line 

<■ perated 

under 

lease. 


Total 
mileage 
operated. 


RAILS. 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 

and 

Spurs. 






I ron. 


Steel. 


North Carolina - _ _ . . 


18.40 
60.20 




32.30 


50.70 
62.90 




50.70 


Virginia 


2.70 


62 90 








Total mileage operated (single track) 


78.60 


2.70 


32.30 


113.60 




113.60 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 


Number. 


Total Total 
No. Days Yearly Corn- 
Worked, pensation. 


Average 
Daily 

Compen- 
sation. 


General officers 


9 
8 

27 
24 
22 
21 
22 
12 
30 
13 

107 
18 
10 

247 


2,817 
2,504 
8,451 
7,512 
6,886 
6,573 
6,886 
3,756 
9,390 
4,069 

33,491 
5,634 
3,130 

77,311 


$13,010.00 
6,466.00 

21,639.96 

11,550.00 
5,002.20 

24,547.56 
8,402.28 
8,950.80 

11,753.04 
7,236.00 

29,980.24 
4,504.00 
5,444.88 

81,921.28 


$4.62 


Other officers 


2.58 


General office clerks 


2.56 


Station agents. _- ._ 


1.74 


Other station men _ 


.73 


Enginemen 

Firemen __ .. 


3.73 
1.22 


Conductors 


2.39 


Other trainmen 


1.25 


Section foremen 


1.78 


Other trackmen . _ 


.89 




.80 




1.74 


All other employees and laborers 


1.06 






Total (including " General Officers")— N. C 




_ ^ 


.64 




9 


2,817 


13,010.00 








Total (excluding "General Officers")— N. C — 









.64 






.... 




Distribution of Above— 


44 

120 
406 


13,772 
37,560 
127,078 


$41,115.96 
37,216.24 
162,076.04 


2.99 


Maintenance of way and structures 


.99 


Conducting transportation 


1.28 






Total (including "General Officers") N. C 








.64 


Less "General Officers" 


9 


2,817 


13,010.00 








Total (excluding " General Officers ") N C 










Total (including "General Officers "—entire line- 


570 


178,410 


240,408.24 


1.41 



SEABOARD AND ROANOKE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



191 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE, 



Item. 



Column 
for tonnage, 

No. Pas- 
sengers, No. 

Trains, 
Mileage, 

No: Cars. 



Columns for 
Revenue and Rates. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— , 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mileof road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



106,336 

4,081,681 

927, 253 

38.384 



615, 186 

42,415,641 

373,377 



Dollars. 



Cents 



85,161 



102,911 
906 



727,063 

1 



727,063 

6,400 

2 

812,225 

7,149 
830,005 

7,306 
898, 678 

7,910 

2 

587,622 

5,172 

1 

311,055 

2,738 



Mills. 



192 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CHARACTERISTICS OP ROAD. 



WORKING DIVISIONS OR BRANCHES. 


ALIGNMENT. 


PROFILE. 


From— 


To- 


Miles. 


Number 

of 
Curves. 


Aggregate 

Length 

of Curved 

Line. 


Length 

of 

Straight 

Line. 


Length 

of 
Level 
Line. 


Portsmouth, Va 


Weldon, N. C . - 


78.60 
35 


30 
20 


Miles. 
12.80 

2.95 


Miles. 

65.80 

32.05 


Miles. 
10.34 


Boyliins, Va.,1 
State Line J -- 


State Line "I 


19.00 


Lewiston, N. C.J " 




Total 


113.60 


50 


15.75 


97.85 


29.34 








WORKING DIVISIONS OR BRANCHES. 


PROFILE. 


From— 


To- 


No. 


Sum of 
Aecents. 


Aggregate 

Length of 

Ascending 

Grades. 


No. 


Sum of 
Descents, 


Length of 
Descend- 
ing 
Grades. 


Portsmouth, Va— 

Boykins, Va.,1 
btate Line j" 


Weldon, N. C 

State Line ) 

Lewiston, N. C. J — 


51 
14 


Feet. 
439.8 

288.0 


Miles. 
40.50 

8.30 


'49 
13 


Feet. 
351.8 

255.0 


Miles. 
21. IQ 

I.IQ 


Total 


e.'s 


727 8 


48 80 


62 


506.8 


35 76 





















CHARACTERISTICS OP ROAD. 

BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


^£ 


gregate 
sngth. 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 
Wooden . 


20 
20 


Feet. 
4,001 
3,697 


Inches. 
02 


Feet. 
15 
21 


Inches. 


Feet. 
1,800 
1,150 


J 


'nches. 


Trestles . 










■ 


Item. 


Number. 


Height of 

Lowest Above 

Surface of 

Rail. 


Overhead Highway Crossing— 

Bridges 


2 


Feet. 
16 


Inches. 
2 








Total 


2 















Overhead Railway Crossing— 
Bridges 


3 

1 


15 
15 


10 


Trestles _ 


7 








Total 


4 

















Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches, 81.30 miles. 



SEABOARD AND ROANOKE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



193 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT. 



Commodity. 



Products of Agriculture— 

Grain 

Flour 

Hay 

Tobacco 

Cotton 

Fruit and vegetables 



Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 



Products of Animals— 

Live stock , 

Other packing-house products 

Poultry, game, etc 

Wool , 

Hides and leather 

Products of Mines— 

Anthracite coal 

Bituminous coal 

Ores . 

Stone, sand, and other like articles 

Products of Forest— 

Lumber 

Manufactures— 

Petroleum and other oils 

Sugar 

Naval stores 

Iron, pig and bloom 

Iron and steel-rails ■ 

Other castings and machinery 

Bar and sheet metal 

Cement, brick, and lime 

Agricultural implements 

Wagons, carriages, tools, etc 

Wines, liquors, and beers 

Household goods and furniture 

Cotton mill products 

Merchandise 

Other commodities not mentioned above- 
Total tonnage— entire line 



Whole Tons. 
9,718 
3,311 
1,572 

29 
2,833 
2,819 



528 

894 

19 

2 

• 14 



10 

106,794 

556 
294 



1,428 



3 
126 
371 
191 
802 
29,425 
34,715 



205,459 



Freight re- 
ceived from 
connecting 

roads 
and other 
carriers. 



Whole Tons. 

1,627 

2,750 

318 

6,168 

34,276 

696 

10 

401 

761 

80 

5 

548 

1 

4,6^2 

394 

5,370 

149, 897 

6,362 

3,574 

11,420 

37, 195 

857 

4,808 

295 

503 

31 

231 

1,095 

730 

22,876 

99,830 

11,996 



429,727 



Total 
Freight Tonnage. 



Whole Tons 

11,345 

6,061 

1,890 

6,197 

37, 109 

3,545 

10 

92.9 

1,655 

99 

7 
562 

1 

11,782 

394 

5,380 

256, 691 

6,918 

4,527 

11,420 

37, 194 

2,285 

5,102 

299 

1,361 

34 

357 

1,466 

921 

23,678 

129,255 

46,711 



615, 186 



Pel' Cent. 

1.89 

.98 

.30 

1.00 

6.04 

.58 



.15 

.26 
.01 



1.92 
.06 



41.72 

1.12' 

.74 
1.85 

6.04 
.38 
.82 
.04 

.22 



.5 

.24 

.15 

3.86 

21.02 

7.59 



100.00 



I'd 



194 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. 



Item, 


Total 
Numbei 

at end 
of year. 


equipment fitted 

WITH train brake. 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

•COUPLER. 




No. 


Name 


No. 


Name. 


Locomotives— 

Passenger 

Freight _ 


9 
4 


2 
9 
3 


'westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 


2 
9 
3 


M. C. B. 
M. C. B 




M. C B. 






Total locomotives in service 


15 


14 


14 




Less locomotives leased 


















Total locomotives owned 










Cars in Passenger Service— 


5 

3 
4 

1 
2 
4 


5 
3 
4 

1 

2 
4 


Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 


5 
3 
4 

1 
2 
4 


Janney. 
Janney. 
Janney. 
Janney. 
Janney. 
Janney. 






Sleeping cars 


Baggage, express and postal cars 1_ 

Other cars in passenger service 




Total 

In Freight Service- 
Box cars 


19 

173 

227 


19 

7 
19 


19 

173 
137 


Janney. 

Janney. 

Janney 
Standard. 


Flat cars 


Total 


400 

1 
2 

7 








In Company's Service— 

Derrick cars 










Caboose cars . _ 






2 
4 




Other road cars 














Total 


10 














_ _ 




Total cars in service 


429 


















Total cars owned 























TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY COMPANY. 

Miles of line operated by this company 78.60 

Miles of wire operated by this company 78.60 

OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 

Western Union Telegraph Company— miles of line 81.30 

Western Union Telegraph Company— miles of wire 238.5 



SEAB(;AKD AND ROANOKE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



195 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30. 1896. 


ASSETS. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Item. 


Item. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$2,675,063.96 
306,026.84 




$2,770,529.65 

307,212.99 

1,0^0,758.00 

836,634.14 

46,495.69 

1,123,911.25 

161,996.51 
14,687.61 
52,694.99 


$95,465.69 

1, 186. 15 

25,000.00 








1,005,758.00 






836,634.14 
46,495.69 


Bonds owned 

Other permanent investments 








1,132,335.66 




8,424.41 


129,338.17 


OTHER ASSETS — 


32,658.34 
4,966.03 




9,721.58 






52,694.99 


Old rails rented out — - — .. 






Grand total 






6,194,069.03 


(),344,920.83 


150,851.80 






LIABI1.ITIES 

Capital stock 




1,388,400.00 


1,388,400.00 

3,190,000.00 

208,420.60 

1,558,100.23 






3,190,000.00 


Funded debt- _----.. 






112,768.29 


Current liabilities 

Profit and loss 


95,652.31 
55,199.49 




1,502,900.74 






Grand total 




6, 194,069.03 


0,344,920.83 


150,851.80 











196 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



1. Railroad Line represented by Capital 
Stock : 

A. Main Line. 

B . Branches and Spui s. 

2. Proprietary Companies whose entire Cap- 
ital Stock is Owned by this Company. 



PROPERTY OPERATED -Entire System. 

Line Operated under Lease for specified 



3. 
sum. 

4. Line Operated under Contract, or where 
the Rent is contingent upon earnlng> or other 
considerations. 

5. Line operated under Trackage Rights. 





Terminals. 


Miles of 

Line for 

Each Road 

Named. 


Miles of 
Line for 
Each 
Class of 
Roads 
Named. 


Name. 


From— 


To- 


lA. Southern Ry. Co.-- 


Danville Va. 


Greensboro, N. C 

West Point, Va 

Augusta, Ga . 


48.40 
184.60 
191.00 
143. 50 
228.40 
241.82 
415.00 
260.70 
281.27 

50.12 




Danville, Va. 

Charlotte, N. C 

Columbia, S. C 

Salisbury, N. C 

Bristol, Tenn 

Ooltewah Jet., Tenn.. 

Austell, Ga 

Atlanta Jet , Ga 

Alexandria, Va 










Greenville, S.C. 

Morristown, Tenn 

Chattanooga, Tenn.... 

Brunswick, Ga 

State Line, Miss 

Lauderdale, Miss 

Round Hill, Va 

Fr't House, Wash. DC. 
Durham, N. C 

Henderson, N. C 

WilUesboro, N. C 

Taylorsville, N. C 

Abbeville, S. C 

Anderson, S. C 

Murphy, N. C 

Etxibreeville, Tenn.._. 

Rogersville, Tenn 

Harriman Jet , Tenn. 

Mary ville, Tenn 

Panola Tenn 


























2,047.81 


1 B. Southern Ry. Co 


.22 

56.80 

12.72 

100. 15 

65.65 

11.50 

9.98 

12.'. 40 

13.00 

16.00 

80.60 

16.00 

3.70 

3.26 

14.80 

61.30 




Clarksville, Va 

Oxford, N. C 

Pomona, N. C. 

Charlotte, N. C 

Hodges S. C 

Beltou, S. C. - _ -- 


























Murphy Jet., N. C 

Embreeville Jct.,Tenn 
Rogersville Jet., Tenn. 

Clinton, Tenn 

Knoxville, Tenn 

Briceville 'Y,"Tenn. 
Oliver Springs, Tenn. _ 

Cleveland, Tenn 

North Rome, Ga 


















Big Mountain, Tenn.. 
Cohutta, Ga _ 










Attalla,Ala 





SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



197 



PROPERTY OPERATED— Entire System— Continued. 





TERMINALS. 


Miles of 

Line for 

Each Road 

Named. 


Miles of 
Line for 

Each 
Class of 

Roads 
Named. 


Namb. 


From— 


To- 


IB. S. Ry Co.— Contin'd. 




Belt Junction, Ga 

Hawkinsville, Ga 

Docks, Brunswick, Ga 
Akron, Ala 


3.30 
10.10 

1.80 
53.00 
34.00 
14.30 
20.50 

6.40 

2.60 

1.60 

2.00 

.60 

2.20 

2.90 

2.20 

1.19 

.90 

102. 30 












Dock Junction, Ga 

Marion* Junction, Ala. 
Birming. am Jet ,Ala. 

Gurnee Jet., Ala 

Wocdlawn, Ala. 

N'th Birm'gham, AJa. 
Co ilburg, A'a _ 










Mobile Junction, Ala.. 
Blocton Ala. 










End Belt Road, Bes- 
semer, Ala. 

Coalburg, Ala. 

Mines 9 and D, Ala.-__ 

Brazil Mines, Ala 

Blossburg. Ala 

Hooper Mines, Ala 














Cardiff Village, Ala.- 

Cardiff, Ala 

Offerman, Ala. 

America Jet., Ala 

Henry-Ellen, Ala. 

Oak man, Ala 

Patton Jet., Ala 

Corona, Ala 

Atlanta, Ga. - 


















Mines Ala 






Coal Valley, Ala 

Patton, Ala 

No. 3 Mines, Ala 

Fort Valley, Ga 

Mocksville, N.C 

Asheboro, N.C 

Noiwood, N. C 














799.88 




Mocksville Jct.,N. C- 
High Point. N. C 

Salisbury, N. C 

Keysville.Va 

Chamblee, Ga 

Biltmore, N. C 

University, N. C 

Toccoa Ga 




2. North Carolina Mid- 


26.15 

26.80 

41.00 1 

31.30 

9.11 
133.40 

10.20 
50.60 
65.30 

4.02 
80.40 
26.10 
16.70 




land R R. Co. 
2. High Point, Randle- 




man. Asheboro and 
Southern R. R. Co 

2. Yadkin R. R. Co... _ . 




2. Richmond and Meck- 


Clarksville, Va 

Roswell, Ga 




lenburg R. R. Co. 
2. Roswell R. R. Co_ 




2. Asheville & Spartan- 


Alston, S. C 




burg R. R. Co. 
2. State Univer. R. R. Co. 


Chapel Hill, N C 

Elberton, Ga 

Jellico, Tenn _ _ . . 




2. Elberton Air-Line R. 




R. C 


Knoxville, Tenn 

Coal Creek, Tenn 

Louisville, Ky 

Lawrenceburg, Ky.— 

Versailles, Ky 

Alexandria, Va 




2. Knoxville & Ohio R. 




R. Co. 


Cambria, Tenn 

Lexington, Ky 

Burgln, Ky _ _ 




2. Southern Railway Co., 




In Kentucky. 






Georgetown, Ky 

Neapolis, Va, _ . _ 


521.08 


3 Virginia Midland Rail- 


230.94 




way Co. 







198 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PROPERTY OPERATED— Entire System.— Continued. 



Name. 


TERMINALS. 


Miles of 

Line for 

Each Road 

Named, 


Mile^ of 
Line for 

Each 
Class of 

Roads 
Named. 




From— 


To- 


3. Virginia Midland R. 


Union Street Branch 
Manassas June, Va— 
Calverton, Va 

Franklin June, Va... 

Goldsboro, N. C 

Caraleigh June, N.C. 
Greensboro. N. C — . 
Charlotte, N. C 

Columbus. Ga._ _ 


Alexandria, Va 

Harrisburg, Va 

Warrenton, Va 

Rocky Mount, Va — 

Greensboro, N. C 

Caraleigh Mills, N. C 

Charlotte, N. C 

Atlanta, Ga 


L60 
111.60 
8.90 
37.00 
130.00 
1.90 
91.65 
268. 17 

97.88 




R. Co.— Continued. 












2. North Carolina R R Co 












3. Atlanta & Char. Air- 




Line R. R. Co. 
3, Georgia Midland R. R. 


McDonough, Ga 

Greenville, Miss 

Webbs, Miss 

Percy, Miss 

Columbus, Miss 

Columbus, Miss 

Alexandria, Va 

Union Depot, Atlanta, 
Ga. 

Augusta, Ga 

Augusta, Ga 


979. 64 


Co. 

4. Southern Railway Co., 
in Mississippi, 


State Line, Ala 

IttaBena, Miss 

Stoneville Miss 

M. & 0. Station 

Passenger Station ._. 
Washington, D. C 

Peters' Street _. 




179. 10 

34.60 

23.20 

1.32 

.65 
















238.87 


5. Washington Southern 
Railway Co. 

5. Central of Georgia Rail- 
way Co. 

5. Augusta &Summer'lle 


6,95 
.67 
.50 
.25 
.74 
.20 

3.60 
29.10 

8.10 

27.03 

,52 

6.90 

54.88 

100.50 






Entrance to Union 
Depot. 

Entrance to Union 
Depot. 

Entrance to Union 
Depot. 

W. & A. Crossing, Ga. 

Woodlawn, Ala 

Birmingham, Ala 

Woodstock, Ala 

York, Ala 

Entrance to Union 
Depot. 

At Louisville Ky 




Railroad Co. 
5. Georgia Railroad Co. 




Atlanta Ga 




5. Western & Atlantic R 


Daiton, Ga 

Birmingham, Ala 

Woodstock, Ala 

Bloc ton, Ala _ __ . 




R. Co. 




ern Railroad Co. 










Meridian, Miss 

Birmingham, Ala 




5 Louisville & Nashville 




Railroad Co. 

5, Kentucky <fe Indiana 
Bridge Co. 

5. Wilmington and Wel- 
don R. R. Co. 

5. Norfolk & Carolina R 




Selraa, N. C 

Tarboro N. C — 


Tarboro, N C 

Pinner's Point, Va 




239.94 


R. Co. 

Total 








4,827.22 













SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



199 



PROPERTY OPERATED 


, OWNED LINES, 


STATE OP NORTH CAROLINA. 




TERMINALS. 


Miles of 

line for 

each road 

named. 


Miles of 
line for 


Name. 


From— 


To- 


each class 
of roads 
named. 


r 

Southern Railway Co. in N. C- i 

I 
Total 


State Line, Va — 
Charlotte, N. C„_ 
Salisbury, N. C— . 
Asheville, N. C-.. 


Greansboro, N. C- 
State Line, S. C — 
Asheville, N. C— . 
State Line, Tenn-. 


42.70 
11.50 
141.00 
44.40 






239. 60 


r 

Southern Railway Co. in N. C— ^ 

I 


State Line, Va ___. 

Oxford 

Greensboro 

Charlotte 

Asheville 


Durham 

Henderson 

Wilkesboro 

Taylorsville 

Murphy 


49.70 
12.72 

100.15 
65.65 

122.40 








Total - - — 




350. 62 


Lines operated under trackage 
rights, as follows— 

Wilmington and Weldon R. R-- 

Norfolk and Carolina R. R 


Selma, N. C 

Tarboro 


Tarboro, N. C 

State Line, Va —. 


54.88 
65.80 




Total 




120.68 













OTHER PROPERTY OPERATED. 

Name— Baltimore, Chesapeake & Richmond Steamboat Company. 

Character of Business— Passenger and Freight. 

Title [Owned, Leased, etc.,]— All Stocks Owned. 

State or Territory— West Point, Va., to Baltimore, Md.; Baltimore, Md., to Norfolk, Va. 



CAPITAL STOCK. —Entire System. 



Description. 


Number 
of Shares 
Author- 
ized 


Par Value 
of Shares. 


Total Par 

Value 

Authorized. 


Total Amount 

Issued and 

Outstanding. 


DIVIDENDS 

DECLARED DURING 

YEAH. 








Rate 


Amount. 


Capital stock— common 
Preferred 


1,200,000 
600,000 


8 100.00 
100,00 


$120,000,000.00 
60,000,000.00 


$120,000,000.00 
54,300,000.00 






1 


$ 543,000.00 




Total 


1,800,000 




180,000,000.00 


174,300.000.00 


— 


543,000.00 






MANNER OF PAYMENT FOR CAPITAL, STOCK. 


Total Number 
Shares Issued 

and 
Outstanding. 


Issued for reorganization— common 

Preferred 


1,200,000 

500,000 

43,000 

1,743,000 


Issued for acquisition of securities— preferred 

Total -• 





200 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FUNDED DEBT— Entire System. 
EQUIPMENT TRUST OBLIGATIONS. 

A.— GENERAIi STATEMENT. 



Series or Other Designation. 


Date of Issue. 


Term. 


Number of 
Payments. 


R. & D. Eq. Trust Series No. 2, Finance 
Co. of Pa. 

R. R. Eq. Co , Series B 116 


September ,1888. 

May, 1886. 
September, 1889. 
Final payment 

Final payment 
Final payment 
July, 1889. 
Final payment 


10 years. 

11 years, 6 mos. 
20 years. 

February 15, 1898. 

December 1, 1897. 
March 1, 1898. 
15 years. 
December 7, 1897. 


40 
40 


R. & D. Eq. S. F. 5 per cent mortgage . 




E. F. V. & G. Eq. notes to Missouri 




Car and Foundry Co. 
G. P. Series B 114 „ . 




G. P. Series B 125 




G. P. Eq. Series F, 5 per cent mtge 

Georgia Midland Eq. notes 








FUNDED DEBT.— Continued. 



Series or other Designation. 


Equipment Covered. 


Remarlcs. 


R. & D. Eq. Trust Series No. 2, Fi- 
nance Co. of Pa 


3 locomotives, 4 passenger cars, 
500 freight cars. 




R. R. Eq. Co., Series B 116 


41 locomotives. 1050 freight cars 




R. & D. Eq. S. F. 5 per cent mortgage. 


22 locos., 21 pass., 1124 frt. cars- 




E F. V. &G. Eq notes to Missouri 
Car and Foundry Co. 


500 freight cars 


Monthly payments. 


G, P. Series B 114 _ 


6 locomotives, 437 freight cars.. 
4 locomotives, 575 freight cars— 


Quarterly payments. 
Quarterly payments. 


G. P. Series B 125- _ _ __ 


G. P. Eq. S. F. 5 per cent mortgage.— 


31 locos , 24 pass., 1100 frt. cars- 


Georgia Midland Eq. notes 




Monthly payments. 





B.— STATEMENT OF AMOUNT. 



Series or Other 


DEFERRED PAY- 
MENTS— PRI N CIPAL. 


DEFERRED PAYMENTS— INTEREST. 




Amount 
Ouistanding. 




Finance Company Series 2 


$42,200.00 
30,675.00 

175,000.00 
10, 162. 82 
18,540.00 
3,192.00 

279,769.82 




R. R. Eq. Co , Series B 116 




Missouri Car and Foundry Co 

G. Series B 114 


Interest on these notes 
y included in principal. 


G. Series B 125 




Georgia Midland Eq. notes 

Total 


J 



SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



201 



RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Account. 


Total Amount 
Outstanding. 


Apportionment 
to Railroads. 


Amount Per Mile of Line. 


Capital stock 


$174,300,000.00 
80,660,500.00 

279,769.82 


All. 
All. 
All. 


Miles. 

4,587.28 

4,587.28 
4,587.28 


Amjount. 

«37 QQR 00 


Bonds _ 


17,584.00 
61.00 


Equipment trust obliga- 
tion. 

Total 


255,240.269.82 


4,587.28 


• £5,641.00 



FUNDED DEBT— Entire System. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 



Class of Bond 
OK Obligation. 



So. Ry. 1st con. mtge 

So, Ry. E. T. reog. mtge 

R. and D. consol. mtge 

R. and D. debenture mtge— 
R. and D. Eq. S. F. mtge — 

W. O. and W. 1st mtge 

R. Y. R. and C. mtge 

R. Y. R. and C. 2d mtge 

A. T. and O. 1st mtge 

W. N. C. 1st con. mtge 

C. C. and A. 1st mtge 

C. C. and A. 2d mtge 

C. and G. 1st mtge 

E. T. V. and G. 1st mtge 

E. T. V. and G 1st mtge— . 
E. T. V. and G. con. mtge.. 

Ala. Cent. 1st mtge 

K. and O. 1st mtge 

Ga. Pac, 1st mtge 

Ga. Pac. Eq. 8. F. mtge 

S. M. and C. 1st mtge 

Total 

Grand total 



Time. 


o 6 

54 




1894 


1994 ' 


1894 


1938 


1874 


1915 


1882 


1927 


1889 


1909 


1884 


1924 


1894 


1910 


1880 


1900 


1883 


1913 


1884 


1914 


1895 


1909 


1872 


1902 


1881 


1916 


1870 


1900 


1870 


1900 


1886 


1956 


1879 


1918 


1885 


1925 


1882 


1922 


1889 


1904 


1895 


1995 



Amount of 

Authorized 

Issue. 



$120,000,000.00 

4,500,000.00 

6,000,000.00 

4,000,000.00 

2,500,000.00 

1,250,000.00 

400,000.00 

500,000.00 

150,000.00 

3,856,000.00 

2,000,000.00 

500,000.00 

2,000,000.00 
1 

1-20,000,000.00 

J 

2,000,000.00 

10, 000 per mile 

2,000,000.00 

1,000,000.00 



Amount 
Issued. 



Amount 
Outstanding. 



$27,525,000.00 

4,500,000.00 

5,997.000.00 

8,368,000.00 

1,582,000.00 

1,025,000.00 

400,000.00 

500,000.00 

150,000.00 

2,581,000.00 

2,000,000.00 

500,000.00 

2,000,000.00 

8,123,000.00 

8,106,000.00 

12,770,000.00 

1,000,000.00 

2,000,000.00 

5,660,000.00 

1,406,000.00 

1,000,000.90 



82,143,000.00 



82,143,000.00 



$27,525,000.00 

4,500,000.00 

5,997,000.00 

3,368,000.00 

940,000.00 

1,025,000.00 

400,000.00 

500,000.00 

150,000.00 

2,531,000.00 

1,997,500.00 

500,000.00 

2,000,000.00 

3,123,000.00 

3, 106,000.00 

12,770,000.00 

1,000,000.00 

2,000,000.00 

5,660,000.00 

568,000.00 

1.000,000.00 



80,660,500.00 



8O,6tJO,5CO.00 



202 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FUNDED DEBT— Continued. 



CTjASS of Bond 
OR Obligation. 



Interest. 



Rate 
per 

Cent.' 



When 
Payable. 



Amount 

AccBued 

During Year. 



Amount 
Paid Dur- 
ing Year. 



So. Ry. 1st COD. mtge 

So. Ry. E. T. reorg. mtge.- 

R, and D. consol. mtge 

R. and D debenture mtge 
R. and D. Eq. S. F. mtge._ 

W. O. and W. 1st mtge. 

R. Y. R. and C. mtge 

R. Y. R. and C. 2d mtge 

A. T. and O. 1st mtge 

W. N. C. 1st con. mtge 

C. C. and A. 1st mtge 

C. C. and A. 2d mtge 

C. and G. 1st mtge 

E. T. V. and G. 1st mtge__ 
E. T. V. and G. 1st mtge — 
E. T. V. and G. cons, mtge 

Ala. Cent. 1st mtge 

K. and O. 1st mtge 

Ga. Pac. 1st mtge 

Ga. Pac. Eq. S. F. mtge — 

S. M. and C. 1st mtge 

Total 

Grand total 



5 
4 
6 
5 
5 
4 
5 
4^ 



Jan. and July. 
Mar. and Sept. 
Jan. and July. 
April and Oct. 
Mar. and Sept. 
Feb. and Aug 
Jan. and July. 
Mar. and Nov. 
April and Oct. 
Jan. and July. 
Jan. and July. 
April and Oct. 
Jan. and July. 
Jan. and July. 
Jan and July. 
Mar. and Nov. 
Jan. and July. 
Jan. and July. 
Jan. and July 
Feb. and Aug. 
Jan. and July. 



$1,294,191.66 

180,000.00 

359,820.00 

168,400.00 

48, 683. 34 

41,000.00 

20,000.00 

22,500.00 

9,000.00 

151,860.00 

99,,b75.00 

35,000.00 

100,000.00 

218,610.00 

155,300.00 

638,500.00 

60,000.00 

120,000.00 

283,000.00 

28,504.16 

40,000.00 



4,074,244.16 



tf 1,290, 650. 00 
180,000.00 
359,820.00 
168,400.00 
50,100.00 
41,000.00 
20,000.00 
22, f 00. 09 
9,000.00 
151,860.00 
99,875.00 
35,000.00 
100,000.00 
218,610.00 
155,300.00 
638,500.00 
60,000.00 
120,000.00 
283,000.00 
30,775.00 
40,000.00 



4,074,390.00 



4,074,244.16 



4,074,390.00 



RECAPITULATION OF FUNDED DEBT. 



Class of Debt. 



Mortgage bonds 

Equipment trust obligations 

Total 



Amount 
Issued. 



$82,143,000.00 



143,000.00 



Amount 
Outstanding. 



$80,660,500.00 
279,769.82 



80,940,269.82 



INTEREST. 



Amount 

Accrued 

During Year. 



$4,074,244.16 



4,074,244.16 



Amount 

Paid During 

Year. 



$4,074,390.00 



4,074,390.00 



SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



203 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Cash $2,410,848.15 

Bills receivable (current) 210,972.01 

Due from agents 436,588.80 

Due from solvent companies and individuals 636, 843.41 

Net traffic balances due from other companies 104,586. 19 

Total cash and current assets 3,799,838.56 

Total 3,799,838.56 

Materials and supplies on hand 957,950. 24 

LIABILITIES. 

Audited vouchers and accounts 830,947.06 

Wages and salaries 706,800.98 

Matured interest coupons unpaid (including coupons due July 1) 1,498,427. 15 

Rents due July 1 156,299.56 

Total current liabilities 3,192,474.75 

Balance— cash assets 607,363.81 

Total - 3, 799, 838. 56 

GOST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Item. 


Expendi- 
tures during 
year. 


Total Cost 

to June 30, 

1896. 


Total Cost 
to June 30, 

1897. 


Cost Per 
Mile. 


Construction— 
Right of way 


$755.7.-) 
35,565.00 
142,350.42 
108,000.00 
97,692.53 
36,462.48 
431,134.98 
123,534.35 








Other real estate 
















Buildings, furniture, and fixtures 

Sidings and yard extensions 

Terminal facilities and elevators 
















Purchase of constructed road 








Other items. __ _ _ ___ 
















Total construction 


975,495.51 

32,385.94 

583.95 

24.00 

4,800.00 

39,379.39 


228,062,484.98 


229,037,980.49 


49,928.93 


Equipment— 

Locomotives 

Passenger cars 

Baggage, express and postal cars 

Combination cars 














Freight cars 
















Total equipment _ . 


67,573.28 


10,776,745,80 


10,844,319.08 2,364.00 






Grand total cost construction, equip- 
ment, etc. 


1,043,068.79 


238,389,280.78 


239,882,299.57 


52,292.93 



204 



BOARD OF RAILRO-AD COMMISSIONERS. 



INCOME ACCOUNT— Entire Line. 



Gross earnings from operation 

Less operating expenses 

Income from operation 

Dividends on stocks owned 

Interest on bonds owned 

Miscellaneous income — less expenses 

Income from other sources 

Total income 

Deductions feom Income— 

Interest on funded debt accrued 



Interest on interest-bearing current liabilities accrued, not 
otherwise provided for 



Interest on real estate mortgages 

Rents paid for lease of road 

Taxes 

Other deductions 

Total deductions from income 

Net income : 

Dividends, 1 per cent, preferred stocls; 

Deficit from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 

Surplus on June 30, 1896 (from " General Balance Sheet, 
1895 Report.) 

Deductions for year 

Surplus on June 
Sheet.") 



1897 (for entry on " General Balance 



$19,050,096.34 
12,568,160.75 



145,387.55 

6,125.00 

135,320.05 



4,071,244.16 

36,899.73 

6,750.00 

1,548,384.97 

635,591.77 

21,477.91 



$6,48 ,935.59 



286,832.60 



6,768,768.19 



6,322,848.54 



445,919.65 



543,000.00 
97,080.35 



1,452,2 3.00 

215,312.43 
1,139,830.22 



RENTALS RECEIVED. 
RENTS RECEIVED FROM LEASE OF TRACKS, YARl S, AND TERMINALS. 



Designation of 
Property. 


Situation of Property 
Leased. 


Name of Company Using 
Property Leased. 


Item. 


Total. 


Tracks 


Hickory and Newton, N. C. 


C. & L. R R 

Marlon Furnace Co. 

W. W. Col. L &M.OO 


$3,600.00 
4.29 
47.14 










Waynesville, N. C 








Total 




$3,651.43 


Terminals 


Hickory, N. C 

Newton, N. C 


C. & L R. R 


120.00 
120.00 




C. & L. R. R 








Total - 




240. 00 












Grand Total 




3,891.43 











SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY, 

EENTALS" RECEIVED.— Continued. 
MISCELLANEOUS INCOME. 

Item. 

Net income from compress and other property 

Miscellaneoas rental from real estate 

Net earnings— Shephard's Ferry 

Income from securities wliich were sold during the year 

Total 



205 



Net Miscella- 


neous Income. 


$127,220.36 


535. 80 


6, 167. 39 


1,396.50 


135,320.05 



MILEAGE OF LINE OPERATED. 



Name of Road. 


Capital Stock. 


Funded Debt. 


Total. 


AMOUNT PEK 
MILK OF LINK. 




Miles. 


Am't. 


Southern Railway Co 


«174,300,000.00 


$107,515,500.00 


$281,815,500.90 


4,587.28 


$61.4.34 


Virginia Midland Ry. Co 


6,000,000.00 


12,504,000.00 


18,505,000.00 


331.70 


55.780 


Chariot tesviUe and Rapidan 
R. R Co. 


150,000.00 


500,000.00 


650,000.00 


28. 22 


23.033 


Richmond and Mecklenburg 
R. R Co. 


357,900.00 


315,000.00 


672,900.00 


31.30 


21.498 


FrankHn and Pittsylvania 
R. R. Co. 


200,000.00 


» 74,500.00 


274,500.00 


29.90 


9.181 


North Carolina R. R. Co 


4,000,000.00 




4,000,000.00 


223.55 


17.893 


State University R. R. Co. ._. 


31,300.00 




31,300.00 
780,000.00 


10.20 


3.069 


North Carolina Midland R. 
R. Co. 


390.000.00 


390,000.00 


26. 15 


29.827 


Yadkin R. R. Co 


625,000.00 


615,000.(0 


1,240,000.00 


41.00 


30.244 


High Point, Randleman, 
Ashebonj and Southern R. 
R. Co. 


250,000.00 


402,000.00 


652,000.00 


26.80 


24.328 


A.-^heville and Spartanburg 
R. R Co. 

Atlanta and Charlotte Air- 
Line Ry. Co. 


1,050,000.00 
1,700,000.00 


1,000,000.00 
5,500,000.00 


2,050,000.00 
7,200,000.00 


133.40 
268. 17 


15.867 
26.848 


Elberton Air- Line R. R. Co.„ 


lb6, 100.00 


150,000.00 


346,100.00 


50.60 


6.810 


Roswell R. R. Co. 


40,000.00 


35,000.00 


75,000.00 


9.11 


8.233 


Southern Railway Co. in Mis- 
sissippi. 


50,000.00 


200,000.00 


250,000.00 


238.87 


1.046 


Southern Railway Co. m 
Kentucky. 


1,000,000.00 


3,000,000.00 


4,000,000.00 


125.20 


32.468 


Knoxville and Ohio R. R. Co. 


1,122,200.00 


2,000,000.00 


3,122,200.00 


69.32 


45.0i0 


Georgia Midland Ry. Co 


1,000,000.00 


1,650,000.00 


2,650,000.00 


97.88 


27.074 


Total 

























206 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STOCKS OWNED. 
A. RAILWAY .STOCKS. 



Name. 


Total Par Value. 


Income 

or Dividend 

Received. 


Alabama Great Southern Ry. Co. Limited— Class A-_ 


$1,725,000.00 


y $97,523.73 


Alabama Great Southern Ry. Co. Limited— Class B- 


4,605,550.00 


Knoxville & Ohio B. R. Co 


1,117,300.00 




Memphis & Charleston Railway Co 


2,656,525.00 
1,000,000.00 




Southern Railway Company in Kentucky 




Virginia Midland Railway Co ._ — 


5,154,400.00 
1,047,981.83 

368,600.00 
88,450.00 

409,000.0* 




Asheville & Spartanburg R R. Co . 




Danville & Western __. 




Elberton Air Line - 




Georgia, Southern & Florida Ry. Co.— 1st preferred- 


) 


Georgia, Southern & Florida Ry. Co.— 2d preferred— 


409,000.00 


V 16,360.00 


Georgia, Southern & Florida Ry. Co.— common 


409,000.(0 


) 


Georgia Midland Railway Co 


1,000,000.00 

13,000.00 

212,500.00 




Hartwell R. R. Co 




H. P. R. A. & So. R. R Co 




Yadkin R. R. Co 


462,750.00 
36,400.00 




Milton & Southerlin R R. Co 




Norfolk & Carolina R. R. Co .. 


500,000.00 


80,000.00 


Richmond & Mecklenburg R. R. Co 

State University R. R. Co 


300,000.00 
16,800.00 






Spartanburg, Mobile & Columbia R. R. Co 

Miscellaneous .-. 


1,000,000.00 
26,475.00 






R & F R R certificate of indebtedness 


72,048.37 


1 043 02 






Total 


22,630,780.20 


144,926.75 



B. OTHER STOCKS. 



Name. 


Total Par Valve. 


Income 

or Dividend 

Received. 


Baltimore, Chesapeake & Richmond Steamboat Co.. 

East Tennessee Telegraph Co 

Kenilworth Inn Co 


$250,000.00 
1,750.00 
16,00'J.OO 
25,500.00 
16,600.00 
41,693.01 




$100.80 


Shefl3eld Machine Works 




Southwestern Construction Co -_ 




Other Securities 


360 00 






Total - 


315,543.04 


460.80 


"Grand Total 


22,982,323.24 


145,387.55 





SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



207 



OPERATING EXPENSES.— Entire System. 
INCLUDING ALL LEASED AND CONTROLLED LINES. 



Item. 



Maintenance of Way and Structures— 

Repairs of roadway 

Renewals of rails 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals offences, road crossings, signs and cattle guards- 
Repairs and renewals of buildings and fixtures—^ 

Repairs and renewals of docks and wharves 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Maintenance of Equipment— 

Superintendence 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewalsof marine equipment 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Conducting Transportation— 

Superintendence 

Engine and roundhouse men 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow, and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses 

Switchmen, flagmen and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses 

Station service 

Station supplies 

Car mileage— balance 

Total carried forward 



$1,467,283.33 

191,556.15 

489, 851, 38 

541,170.56 

30,350.61 

180,743.49 

11,277.01 

5, 4oo. 17 

2,497.48 

5.03 



2,920,190.21 



97,380.77 

950,053.50 

289,093.83 

793, 223. 36 

9,358.91 

1,632.27 

62,206.41 

4,126.72 

43, 690. 19 



2,250,765.96 



360,652.54 

1,245,107.69 

1,040,422.37 

104,275.40 

62,946.53 

30, 440. 23 

803,890.61 

266,350.92 

359,597.92 

330,888.73 

869,547. 13 

80,473.43 

164,831.25 



5,719,424.75 



208 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 
OPERATING EXPENSES— Continned. 



Item. 



CoNBUCTiNG Transportation— ConimMccZ. 

Total brought forward 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 

Clearing wrecks 

Operating marine equipment 

Advertising . 

Outside agencies 

Commissions 

Rents for tracks, yards and terminals 

Rents of buildings and other property 

Stationery and printing _. 

Other expenses 

Total 

General Expenses— 

Salaries of General Officers 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general officers) 

Other expenses 

Total 

Recapitulation of Expenses— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— entire line 

OperatingExpenses— State of North Carolina— Southern R.R. Owned Lines. 

Maintenance way and structures . 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses „ — 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— North Carolina 



Amount, 



$5,719,424.75 

196,519.05 

204,208.42 

21,298.64 

8,064.81 

52,528.90 

253,627.58 

10,318.66 

. 81,919.65 

26,519.68 

113,826.30 

28,389.25 



6,716,595.68 



121,232.72 
176,416.60 
32,510.15 
101,258.35 
170,702.80 
25,928.27 
52,560.00 



680,608.89 



2,920,190.21 

2,250,765.96 

6,716,595.69 

680,608.89 



12,568,160.75 



,97 



372,442.91 
271,198.67 
658,231.04 
78,033.12 



1,379,905.64 



59.21 



SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



209 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 


Total 
Receipts. 


Deductions, 
Accountof Re- 
payments, etc. 


Actual 
Earnings. 


Passenger— 

Passenger revenue 

Less repayments- 
Tickets redeemed 


$491,353.41 






Sl,396.(»4 
1,396.0^ 




Total deductions 












Total passenger revenue 

Mail .. - _ - __ _. 




$489,957.-^7 




99,450.97 


Express. 


. -_ 




35, 048. 48 


Extra baggage and storage 

Other items. _ __ 






9,538.53 
1,5'4.04 










Total passenger earnings 


635,509.39 




1,684,808.39 


32,249.55 
.32,249.55 




Freight— 

Freight re v^enue - 








Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers 

Total deductiohs. .^ 














Total freight re veuue 




1,652,558.84 
32, 272. 15 


Other items 












Total freight earnings - . 


1,681,830.99 




::: 




Total passenger and freight earnings 
Other Earnings from Operation— 

Switching charges— balance 


2,320,340.38 
1 870 04 


Rents from tracks, yards and terminals-— 




3,891.43 
562 87 


Rents not otherwise provided for. 






Other sources . 






2,984.15 








Hire of equipment— balance 


718 65 










Total other earnings 


10,027.14 
2,330,367.52 

19,050,096.34 


Total gross earnings from operation— N. C, not 
Including earnings of leased lines. 

Total gross earnings from operation— entire 
line— all States. 









14 



210 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



BONDS OWNED— Entire System. 
A. RAILWAY BONDS. 



Name. 



Chester and Lenoir N, G. R. R 

€ape Fear and Yadkin Valley 1st mortgage A. 
Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 1st mortgage B 

Blue Ridge R. R. mortgage fee 

Franklin and Pittsv. R. R. 1st mortgage 

Hartwell R. R. 1st mortgage 

Laurenceville Branch 1st mortgage 

Milton and Sutherlin mortgage 

Ala. Central R. R. mortgage 

Danville and Western R. R. mortgage 

Elberton Air-Line R. R. mortgage 

H. P., R. A. and S. R. R. Co. mortgage 

North Carolina Midland mortgage 

Piedmont R. R. mortgage 

Piedmont R. R. 2d mortgage 

So. Ry. in Ky. 1st mortgage 

So. Ry. in Miss. 1st mortgage 

Western North Carolina R. R. 1st mortgage 

Washington O. and W. 1st mortgage 

Yadkin R. R 

So. Ry. Co. 1st consols in treasury 

So. Ry. Co. 1st pledged under N. C. R. R. lease- 
Total 



Total 
par value. 



$87,500.00 

163,000.00 

96, COO. 00 

49B,000.00 

74,500.00 

16,200.00 

30,000.00 

26, 000. 00 

355, 275. 00 

051,000.00 

150,000.00 

402,000.00 

390,000.00 

500,000.00 

500,000.00 

COO. 000. 00 

':oo,ooo.oo 

325,000»00 
221,000.00 
615,000.00 
666,000.00 
220,000.00 



Rate 
per 
cent. 



Income 
or interest 
received. 



$6,125.00 



B. OTHER BONDS. 



Name. 


Total 
par value. 


Rate 

per 

cent. 


Income 
or interest 
received. 


Valuation. 


Ky. and Ind. Bridge Co 1st mortgage 

Ky. and Ind. Bridge Co. 2d mortgage 

Sheffield Mch. Wks 1st mortgage 


$85,000.00 

90,200.00 

100,000.00 

250,000.00 


5 
5 
6 














B C and R. S. B. Co. certificates of indebted- 






ness. 






Total 


525,200.00 












Grand total — A and B 


12,099,675.00 


6,125.00 


16,095,570.97 





SOUTHEHN HAILWAY COMPANY. 



211 



IMP0RTA1!^T CHANGES DURING THE YEAR. 

All Extensions of Road put in Operation.— None. 

Decrease in Mileage by Line Abandoned or Line Straightened.— Embreeville 

Branch ; part leased to Embreeville established from February 3, 1897. — $2. 50 

All other important Physical Changes.— Trackage Rights over A. G. S. R. R., 

Mobile Junction to Woodstock, Ala 15.10 

Woodstock to Blockton 8.10 

Manassas Branch; Strasburg to Harrisonburg, Va., taken over from the B. 

& O. December 1, 1896, being the line formerly operated by them under 

lease from Virginia Midland Railway Co 49.85 

All Leases taken or surrendered.— Georgia Midland Railway leased July 1, 

1896; Columbus to McDonough, Ga 97.88 

All Consolidations or Reorganizations effected.— None. 

All new Stocks issued. -None. 

All new Bonds issued.— Issued $1,455,000.00 Southern Railway Co. 1st consol 

5 per cent bonded, as follows: 
For the redemption of an equal amount of equipment trust obligations of 

the old companies and of their receivers 419,000.00 

For the retirement of an equal amount of prior lien bonds redeemed between 

July 1, 1894, and June 30, 1897 36,000.00 

For n^w construction and equipment 1,000,000.00 



1,455.000.00 



8. All other important Financial Changes.— S85,000 bonds retired, R. & D. Equi- 
table S. F. bonds. 
S54,0P0 bonds retired, G. P. Equitable bonds. 
$12,300 bonds retired, C. & R 1st mortgage bonds. 
$74,500 bonds retired F. & P. 1st mortgage bonds. 



RENTALS PAID. 
A. RENTS PAID FOR LEASE OF ROAD. 



Name of Road. 


Interest on 

Bonds 
Guaiaiiteed. 


Dividends 
on Stock , 
Guaranteed. 


Cash. 


Total. 


Virginia Midland Ry Co 


$686,500,00 
373,750.00 






$')86 .'CO 00 


North laroli'ia R. R. Co 

Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line Co.- 
Athens Belt Liue 


$102,000.00 


■ $266,000.00 
4,000.00 
1,050.00 
20,807.94 
46,757.30 
10,391.73 


2.i6, 000.00 

479,750.00 

1 05(1.00 


Wilmington and Weldon R. R. Co._— 






20,807.94 
46,757.30 
10,391.73 
37, 125. 00 


Norfolk and Carolina R. R. Co._ . _ 






Richmond and Mecklenburg R. R. Co. 






Georgia Midland Ry. Co 


37,125.00 












Total Rents— A. - 


1,097,375.00 


102,000.00 


349 009.97 1 i ^4R S84 Q7 









212 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONEHS. 



RENTALS PAID- Continued. 
B. RENTS PAID FOR LEASE OF TRACKS, YARDS AND TERMINALS. 



Designation of Property. 



Tracks— 

Between Alexandria and Souih En(. 
Long Bridge. 

Atlanta, Ga. 

Atlanta, Ga 

Watauga, Tenn 

Dalton, Ga 

Attalla and Gadsden, Ala 

Mobile Junction to Bessemer 

YorR to Meridian, Misfs 

Birmingham, Ala 

Woodlawn to Birmingham- 

Louisville, Ky.— _ 

Louisville, Ky 

Meridian, Miss 

Atlanta, Ga 

Between Oakdale and Harriman Jet. 

Anniston, Ala. 

Augusta, Ga. 

Tecumseh, Ala. 

W.O. and W. Junction 

Greensboro, N. C 

Pinner's Point, Va 

Winona, Mii;S 

Augusta, Ga 

Total 

Terminals— • 

Louisville, Ky 

Fort Valley, Ga 

Columbus, Ga 

Griffin, Ga 

Columbus, Ga. 

Griffin, Ga 

Louisville, Ky 

Anniston, Ala. 

Total 

Grand Total Rents B 



Name of Company Owning Property 
Leased. 



Washington Southern R. R. 



Central of Georgia Ry. Co . 

Georgia R. R. Co 

Watauga R. R 

Nashville, C. and St. L. Ry 

Alabama Great Southern R. R 

Alabama Great Southern R, R 

Alabama Great Southern R. R 

Alabama 'ireat Southern R. R 

Alabama Great Southern R. R. 

Chesapeake, Ohio and Southwestern I^y 

I linois Cential R. R 

Mobileand Ohio R. R 

Nashville, C. and St. L. Ry 

Cin , N. O. and T. P. Ry. Co 

Iron Belt Mercantile Co. 

North Augusta Land Co 

Tecumseh Iron Co 

Thomas W. Swann 

R. L. Vernon 

Norfolk and CJarolina R. R 

W. H. Holmes 

City of Augusta, Ga. 



Kentucky and Indiana Bridge Co. 

Central of Georgia tiy. Co 

Georgia Midland Terminal Co. 

Georgia Midland Terminal Co 

Central of Georgia Ry. Co 

Central of Georgia Ry. Co 

Illinois Central R. R 

Louisville and Nashville R. R 



Amount. 



$6,172.00 

8,215.00 

3,000.00 
159.79 

2,750.00 
578.51 

9,258.47. 

7,325.89 

261.29 

127.42 

160.00 

180.00 

882.75 

22,750.00 

065.00 

150.00 

450.00 

288.00 

166.65 

20.00 

46J.00 

15.00 

2,129.61 



66,165.38 


10,944.56 


840.00 


1,250.04 


1,250.04 


379.66 


255.84 


84.13 


750.00 


15,754.27 



81,919.65 



I 



southp:rn railway company. 



213 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET -Entire System. 



June 30, 1896. 

ASSETS. 


YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1897. 


Item. 


Total. 


Item. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 




1228,062,484.98 Costof ro^d 

10,776,745.80 Cost of equiprnetit--. 

15,109,615.01 Stocks aud bonds 
owned. 

23,608,545.00 Cost of road, lease- 
hold estate 

539,235.00 Equipmenl leased 
and c.>nlrord liens 

7,400.00 Equipment— other 

leases. 

4,636,979.49 Cash and current as- 
sets. 

OTHER ASSETS. 

Materials and sup- 
plies 

1,761,991.26 Sundries 




1229,037,980.49 
10,844,319.08 
16,095,570.97 

25,095,265.00 

615,735.00 

7,400.00 

3,799,838.56 


$975,495.51 

67,573.28 

985,955.96 

1,486,720.00 

76,480.00 






























957,950.24 
19, 896. 10 




$837 140 93 


$1,743, 524. 34 

18,466.92 






977,846.34 
412,495.45 




784 144 92 


Bills receivable de- 


412,495.45 






ferred, but secured 








284,. 503, 016. 54 Grand total 




286,886,450.89 


2,383,434.35 

















June 30, 



Total. 



$174,300, 

79,92.', 

3,660, 

125, 

502, 

249. 

128, 

7, 

24,147, 



000.00 
027. 87 
250, 37 
000.00 
554. 17 
052.71 
545. 60 
400.00 
800.00 
162. 82 



1,452,22.3.00 



284,503,016.54 





YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1897. 


LIABILITIES. 








Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


Capital stO!'k_- 

Funded debt _ ._ --- 


$174,300,000,00 






80,940,269.82 


1,018,241.95 






3,192,474.75 




.*467, 775. 62 


Real estate mortgages 


50,000.00 




75,000.00 


Accrued int. on funded debt not yet payable 


508,116.67 


5, 562. 50 






240,096.06 


8, 956. 65 




306,817.55 


178,271.95 


Equipment sundry roads 


7, 400. 00 






Outstanding securities of leased lines 


25,711,000.00 


1, 563, 200. GO 




SinkiDO" fund 


9 628.89 


1 466 07 




K. C G. & L. Rv. Co., bal. of purchase price 


472,356.23 


472,356.23 




dueApril 1, 1898, 






1,139,830.22 




312,392.78 






Grand total _ . _. 


286,886,450.89 


2,383,434.35 









214 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES -STATE OP NORTH CAROLINA. 

(This table includes the employees of all lices operated by Southern Railway in N. C ) 



Class. 


Number. 


Total No 
of Days 
Worked. 


Total Yearly 
Compensa- 
tion. 


Average 
Daily 

Compen- 
sation. 


GfiTiPral offippirs 


8 
59 


2,780 
28,431 


$6,681.49 
76,134.18 


$2 40 


Otlier officers 


2.69 






Station agents . _ _ . 


131 
820 
102 
100 

92 
218 

81 
131 
141 
138 
658 
119 

83 


49,545 
123,321 
32,739 
3^,756 
29,728 
71,503 
17,379 
35,175 
32,793 
50,514 
187,966 
41,400 
28,498 


67,060.05 
112,443.32 
123,837.14 
58,659.45 
77,921.22 
92,193.18 
39,650.02 
48,855.43 
44,687.79 
64,880.84 
139,043.33 
56,025.67 
50,437.63 


1.35 


Other station men 


.91 


Enginemen 

Firemen 

Conductors 


3.78 
1.74 
2.62 


Other trainmen. _ 


1.29 




2.28 


Carpenters 

Other shopmen 

Section foremen 

Other trackmen . 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph operators and dispatchers _ 


1.39 
1.36 
1.28 
.74 
1.35 
1.77 


Rmploypps flp.rouTit fli><iting fiinipment 






357 


109,203 


125,780.60 


1.15 






Total (including " General Officers")— N. C. . 
Less "General Officers" - _.. ._ 


2,741 
9 


874,731 

2,780 


1,184,291.34 
6,681.49 


1.35 






Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N. C. . 


2,733 


871,951 


1,177,609.85 






Distribution of Above— 
General administration 

Maintenance of way and structures 


23 

917 

417 

1,384 


7,894 
279,526 
104,504 

482,807 


19,042.18 
273,163.30 
162,301.29 
729,784.57 


2.41 
.98 


Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 


1.55 
1.51 






Total (including "General Officers")— N.C.- 


2,741 

8 


874,731 
2,780 


1,184,291.34 
6,681.49 










Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N, C- 


2,733 


871,951 


1,177,609.85 


— ^ 


Total (including " General Officers ")— entire 
line _ 


16,055 


4,987,757 


7,719,867.84 


1.55 







I 



SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



215 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE.— STATE OP NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 



Column for 
Tonnage, 

No. Passen- 
gers, No. 
Trains, 
Mileage, 
No. Cars. 



Columns for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile , 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings — 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile __— 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road.. 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile.. 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Dollars. 



534, 140 
20,474,964 

28,797 
38.33 



1,260,722 

149,349,744 

210,085 

118.46 



489,957 



635,509 
893 



1,652,558 
1 



1,684,830 
2,370 

1 

2,142,516 
3,013 

2,320,340 
3,263 

2,330,367 

3,278 

1 

1,379,905 
1,941 



Cents 



Mills. 



216 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE— Entire Line 



Item. 


Column 
fi)r tonnage, 

No. Pas- 
sengers, No. 

Trains, 
Mileage, 

No. Cars. 


Columns for 
Revenue and Rates. 


Passenger Traffic— 


4,057,327 

203,763,405 

42,407 

50.22 


Dollars. 


Cents 


Mills. 






Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 
Average distance carried 












Total passenger revenue 


4,832,818 

1 


.32 
.19 
.02 

.22 

.91 








114 






372 


Total passenger earnings 




6,487,788 
1,350 








Passenger earnings per train mile 


544 


Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue — _ 
Number of tons carried one mile 


7,3 3,115 

!, 213,981,430 

261,901 

169.87 












Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 


12,146,711 

1 


.81 
.65 









Average amouut received for«ach ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings _. ._- _ . 




868 
976 




12,386,901 

2,577 

I 

16.979,560 

3,533 
18,874,689 

3,927 
19,050,096 

3,964 

1 

12,568,160 

2,615 


.32 
.52 

.38 

.13 

.18 
.54 

.52 
.34 
.02 
.20 
.75 
.23 
.79 
.59 
.79 




Freight earnings per mile of road 




Freight earnings per train mile 




528 


Passenger and Freight- 

Passenger and freight revenue 












Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation. _ — _ _ 











Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 








540 


Operating expenses. _. 






Operating expenses per mile of road 






Operating expenses per train mile 




526 


Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 




6,481,935 
1,348 















SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



217 



MILEAGE. 
A. MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (ALL TRACKS.) 



Line in Use. 


LI>fE REPRE- 
SENTED BY 
CAPITAL STOCK. 


Line of 
proprie- 


Line 
operated 


Line 
operated 

under 

contract, 

etc. 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 

and 

Spurs. 


tary com- 
panies. 


under 
lease. 


Miles of single track __ 


2,047.81 
420.34 


799.88 
106.47 


521.08 
80.07 


979.64 
196. 18 


288.87 


Miles of yard track and sidings 


26.05 


Total mileage operated (all tracks) 


2,468.15 


900.35 


601. 15 


1,175.82 


264.92 



Line in Use. 


Line 
operated 

under 
trackage 

rights. 


T. .tal 
mileage 
operated. 


RAILS. 




Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track _ . 


239.94 


4,827.22 
829.11 


245,58 
235.27 


4,341.70 


Miles of yard track and sidings 


593.84 








Total mileage operated (all tracks) 


2:i9.9i 


5,656.33 


480.85 


4,935.54 







B. MILEAGE OF LINE OPERATED BY STATES-(SINGLE TRACK.) 



State or Territory. 


LINE REPRE- 
SENTED BY 
CAPITAL STOCK. 


Line of 
proprie- 
tary com- 
panies. 


Line 

operated 

under 

lease. 


Line 
operated 

under 

contract, 

etc. 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 

and 

Spurs. 


District of Columbia _ _ . . ._ 


240.42 
239.60 
322.20 
478.80 
293.42 
465.87 
7.50 


.22 

7.10 

350.62 

21.48 

138.70 

95.06 

186.70 






Virginia. __ 


31.30 
146.05 
91.50 
59.71 
69.32 


890.04 
266.50 
125.00 
198. 10 




North Carolina 




South Carolina _ . _ 




Georgia 




Tennessee— ._ 




Alabama 






Mississippi. 






238 87 


Kentucky. 




12:-!. 20 


. 














Total mileage operated (single track),. 


2,047.81 


799.88 


521.08 


979.64 


288.87 



218 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



MILEAGE— Continued. 
B— MILEAGE OF LINE OPERATED BY STATES— (SINGLE TRACK). 



State or Territory. 



District of Columbia 

Virginia 

North Carolina 

South Carolina ^ 

Georgia 

Tennessee 

Alabama 

Mississippi 

Keotucliy 

Total mileage operated (single track) . 



Line 
operated 

under 
trackage 

rights. 



2.05 
39.60 
120. 68 



49.55 
18.80 
6.90 



289.94 



Total 
mileage 
operated. 



2.27 
708.46 
1,123.45 
560. 18 
877. 67 
457. 80 
702.12 
265. 17 
130. 10 



4,827.22 



Iron. 



43. 21 
75.17 
.38 
10.01 
24.47 
60.34 
32.00 



2!5.58 



Steel. 



.22 
625. 65 
927. 60 
559. 80 
865. 30 
433. 33 
592. 23 
214. 37 
123. 20 



4, 341. 70 



C. MILEAGE OF LINE OWNED BY STATES-(SINGLE TRACK). 



State or Territory. 



District of Columbia 

Virginia 

North Carolina 

South Carolina 

Georgia 

Tennessee 

Alabama 

Mississippi 

Total mileage operated (single track) 



LINE REPRE- 
SENTED BY 
CAPITAL, STOCK. 



Main 
Line. 



240.42 
239. 60 
322. 20 
478. 80 
293.42 
465. 87 
7.50 



2,047.81 



Branches 

and 

Spurs. 



.22 
7.10 
350.62 
21.48 
138.70 
95.06 
186.70 



799.88 



Total 
mileage 
owned 



.22 
247.52 
590.22 
343. 68 
617.50 
388.48 
652.57 
7.50 



2,847.69 



Iron. Sttel. 



5.82 

49.12 

.38 

.90 

20.58 

60.34 

7.50 



144.64 



.22 
241.70 
541.10 
343.30 
616. 60 
367.90 
592. 23 



2,703.05 



SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



219 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT.— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

(This table shows the traffic movement of all lines operated by Southern Railway In N. C. 



Commodity, 



Products of Agricultuke— 

Grain 

Flour 

Other mill products 

Hay 

Tobacco 

Cotton 

Fruit and vegetables 

Cotton seed, hulls, meal, cake, oil- 
Melons ■ 

Products of Animals— 

Live stock 

Dressed meats 

Other packing-house prod icts 

Poultry, game and fish 

Wool 

Hides and leather 

Products of Mines— 

Barytes, kaolin, talc 

Charcoal 

Anthracite coal 

Bituminous coal 

Coke 

Ores 

Stone, sand and other like articles 
Marble 

Products of Forest— 

Lumber 

Shingles, staves and heading 

Manufact ures— 

Petroleum and other oils ^^-__ 

Sugar and molasses 

Naval stores 

Iron, pig and bloom 

Iron and steel rails 

Other castings and machinery 



Total 
Freight Tonnage. 


Whole Tons. 


Percent. 


55,782 


3. J 3 


44, 248 


2.71 


31,148 


!.91 


9,967 


.61 


41,758 


2.57 


162,023 


9.96 


32,469 


2.00 


10,068 
23,308 


.62 
1.43 



7,454 

18,009 
2,560 

20,914 

1,342 

659 

4,793 

7,908 

38 

6,280 

255,746 

944 

13,246 

29,426 

9,576 

195, 688 



8,311 
11,596 
6,305 
124, 302 
4,231 
24,413 



1.11 

.16 

1.29 

.08 

.04 

.21) 

.49 



15.72 

.06 

.81 

1.81 

.59 

12.03 
1.90 

.51 
.71 
.39 

7.64 
.26 

1.50 



220 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT— Continued. 



Commodity. 



M AK UFA CTURES— Con tinued. 

Bar and sheet metal 

Cement, brick and lioie 

Agricultural implements 

Wagons, carriages, tools, etc 

Wines, liquors and beers 

Household goods and furniture 

Fertilizers 

Merchandise 

Cotton factory products- 

Cotton ba^'ging, cotton ties 

Mi.scella.ueous: Other commodities not mentioned above 

Total tonnage— North Carolina 

Total tonnage— entire line 



Total 
Freight Tonnage. 



Whole Tons 


Per Cent. 


19,996 


1.23 


21,899 


1.32 


3,458 


.21 


5,602 


.34 


7,226 


.44 


12,256 


.75 


92, 660 


5.69 


121,139 


7.45 


77, '297 


4.75 


1,836 


.11 


68,791 
1,627,080 


4.23 


100.00 


7,323,115 


100.00 



MILEAGE 
A. MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (J^LL TRACKS)— N. C. 





lANE REPRESENTED 
BY CAPrtAX, STOCK 


Line 
operated 

under 
trackage 

rights. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


Rails. 


Line in Use. 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 
and spurs 






Iron . 


Steel. 


Miles of single track 

Miles of yard track and sidings 


239.60 
33.87 


3-^0.62 
23.25 


120.68 


710.90 
60.12 


49.12 
No 


541.10 
record 






Total mileage operated (all tracks) 


276.47 


373.87 


120.68 


771.02 


49.12 


541.10 



B. MILEAGE OF LINE OPERA.TED BV STATES (SINGLE TRACK)— N. C. 



State of North Carolina. 


Line Represented 
BY Capital Stock. 


Line 
Operated 

Under 
Trackage 

Rights. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


RAILS. 




Main Line 


Branches 
and Spurs. 


Iron. 


Steel. 




239.60 


350. 62 


1-20. 68 


710.90 


49.12 


541. 10 






Total mileage operated (single 
track). 


239. 60 


350. 62 


120.68 


710.90 


49. 12 


541.10 



SOUTHKRN RAILWAY COMPANY. 221 

C. MILEAGE OF LINE OWNED BY HTATE8— Single Track--N. C. 



• 


LINE KEPKE- 

SENTED BY 

CAPITAL STOCK. 


Total 
mileage 
owned 


KAILS. 




Mam 

Line. 






state of North Carolina. 


Branches 

and 

spurs. 


Jron. 
49.12 


Steel. 


North Carolina 


239.60 


350.62 


590.22 


541.10 


Total mileage owned (single track) 


239.60 


350.62 


590.22 


49.12 


541. 10 





DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT— Entire Line. 



Item. 



Locomotives— 

Pasf^enger 

Freight 

Switching 

Total locomotives in service 

Less locomotives leased 

Total locomotives owned 

Cars in Passenger Service— 
First-class cars 



Number 
Added 
During 
Year. 



Second-class cars _. 
Combination cars 



Dining cars 

Baggage, txp. and po!»tal caii 



T, tal 

Cars in Freight Service- 
Box cars 



Flat cars .. 
Stock cars 
Coal cars . 



Refrigerator cars 
Total 



Total 
Number 
at End 
of Year. 



174 



58 



640 
108 



538 



199 



3 
156 



511 



EQUIPMENT FITTED 

WITH TRAIN 

BRAKE. 



EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 



No. 



119 



192 



9,521 

1,310 

444 

7,396 



511 



18,763 



5, 220 

427 
220 
2,24 

92 

8,706 



Name. 



No. 



Name 



Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westir>ghouse 
Westii ghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 



Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 



I Hinson 4. 
1581 ai.neyl54. 

23H Janney. 

18| Janney. 



412 Hinson 4. 
90 Janney 408. 



Hinson 4. 
Janney 318. 



< Jould 8. 
1P9, Hinson 51 
Janney 140. 

82 Hinson 12. 
Janney 70. 

71 Hinson 11. 
Janney 60. 

3 Janney. 

156| Hinson 26 
Janney 130. 



511 Gould 8 

j Hinson 100. 

Janney 408. 

7,446 Gould 15. 

Janney 5,679. 
Hinson 1,595. 
Calif 149 
G-.JIagher 8. 
Thurman 60. 



759 



281 



Janney 675. 
Hinson 24. 

Janney. 
Janney 4,535. 



,218i Hinson 1,253. 
i Thurman 430. 



P2 



14, 796 



Janney. 



Ja- ney 11,262 
Hinson 2,872. 
Gallngher. 8. 
Gould 15. 



222 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT— Continued. 



Item. 


Number 

added 

during 

year. 


Total 
number 

at end 
of year. 


EQUIPMENT FITTED 

WITH TRAIN 

BRAKE. 


EQUIPMENT FITTED 

WITH AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER 




No. 


Name. 


No. 


Name. 


Cars in Company's Service - 
Officers' and pay cars 


1 


14 

48 

317 

256 

8 


18 

7 
1 
] 
8 


Weslinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westjnghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 


13 

6 
3 
3 

8 


Hins.^n 4. 
Janney 9. 

Janney. 

Janney. 

Janney. 

Jnnney. 




3 
6 


Other road cars 


Excursion 






Total 


10 


673 


30 


33 


Janney 29. 
Hinson 4. 




Total cars in service 


217 i 19,947 


9,217 


15,340 


Gould 23 




Hinson '2,976. 
Janney 11,694. 
(^alif 1^9. 
Thurman 490, 
Gallagher 8. 

Janney 3,083. 


Less cars leased 




4,663 


2,570 


3,573 






Total cars owned 




15,284 


6,677 


11,767 


Janney 86,11. 
Hinson 29,76. 
(Vould23. 
Thurman 490. 
Calif 14it. 
Gallaghers. 







RENEWALS OP RAILS AND TIES -NORTH CAROLINA. 



New Rails Laid During Year- 
Steel— ions 

Weight per yard 

Average price at distributing point 
New Ties Laid During Year— 

Nearly all oak— number 



.. 75 

$25.34 

213,387 

Average price at distributing point 28 cts. 



CONSUMPTION OP FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Loc.»motives 


Coal- 

Anthra- 

cite. 


Coal- 
Bitumi- 
nous 


Wood- 
Cords. 


TotMl 
fuel Con- 
sumed 


Miles 
jun. 


Average 
pounds 

con- 
sumed 
per mile. 


Passenger 


Tons. 


Tons. 
136.82 

282.29 
57.68 
30.23 

109.44 


Soft. 


Tons. 
136.82 

282.29 
57.68 
30.23 

109. 44 


6,665.75 
9,992.73 
2,676.92 
1,235.40 
2,505.96 


41.06 


Freight _ _ _ 




56.50 


Switching 






43.09 


Construction 




57 05 


Mixed 






87.34 








Total 




616.46 





616.46 


23,076.76 


48.62 








Average cost at distributing point 























SOUTHKRN RAILWAY COMPANY. 
ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS-NORTH CAROLINA. 



223 







EMPIiOYBES. 




Kind of Accident. 


Trainmen. 


Switchmen, 
tlagnien and 
watchmen. 


Other 
employees. 


Total. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. Injured 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Couplingand uncoupling.- 

Falling from trains and en- 
gines 

Overhead v^bstructions 

Collisions 


1 


b' 


10 

21 

15 




2 
2 

1 





2 
4 




1 

3 


14 

27 

16 




2 




1 


2 


Otlipv tmin Mppiripntss 


2 

6 

21 






3 


At stations 










6 


Other causes - - 


4 


1 


8 


16 


12 


38 








Total 


4 


75 


4 


8 


8 


23 


16 j 106 

1 




Passengers. 


OTHJEKS 


Kind of Accident. 


Trespassing. 


Not 
trespassing. 


Total. 


• 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Collisi>ns 




3 


1 


2 




3 


1 
6 


3 






2 






2 




1 
1 
1 
4 


1 








2 




3 








1 




1- 


Other causes 





7 


6 


28 




32 


Total 




12 


8 


32 




- 10 


8 


42 



TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY COMPANY. 
Miles of line operated by Western Union Telegraph Company 214. Miles of wire 214. 

OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Miles of line, 526. 70. Miles of wire, 2, 185. 50. Western Union Telegraph Company. 



224 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CHARACTERISTICS OP ROAD -NORTH CAROLINA. 

BRIDGEIS, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


''Sfb*' 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 

Stone 


11 
10 
35 

7 


Feet. 
1,411 
1,440 
4,840 
947 


Inches 

6 
6 


Feet. 
66 
33 
42 
125 

10 
80 


Inches. 


Feet. 
252 
450 
526 
150 

1,731 
1,810 


Inches. 


Iron . _ . __ _ - 








6 


Combination 














Total 


63 


8,689 












Trestlks - ._ - — 


397 
10 


41,453 
6,608 




- 




Tunnels 














Item. 


Number. 


Height of 

Lowest Above 

Surface of 

Rail. 


Overhead Highway Crossings— 
Brid^^es 


20 


Feet. 
18 


Inches. 










Total 


20 
















Tunnels — ..-_.- 


10 


17 












! 1 



Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches, 590.22 miles 



SOUTHERN RAILWAY— Continued. 

LINES controlled AND OPERATED, BY LEASE OR OTHERWISE, 
IN NORTH CAROLINA. 

Atlanta & Charlotte Air-Line Railway Company ^ S42.95 

Asheville & Spartanburg Railroad Company 41.90 

High Point, Randleman, Asheboro & Southern Railroad Company 26.80 

North Carolina Railroad 223. 55 

North Carolina Midland Railroad Company 26.15 

State University Railroad Company 10.20 

Yadkin Railroad Company 41.60 



412. 55 



ATLANTA AMD CHARLOTTE AIR-LENE. 

PROPERTY OPERATED— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Atlanta & Charlotte Air-Line Railway Company, from Air-Line Junction, Charlotte, N. C, to 

State Line, South Carolina (miles), 42.95. 

PROPERTY OPERATED— Entire Line. 
Atlanta & Charlotte Air-Line Railway Company, Air-Line Junction, Charlotte, N. C, to 

Atlanta, Ga. (miles), 268.17. 
Georgia Railroad Company, entrance to Union Depot, Atlanta, Ga. (miles), .74. 
Total number miles 268.91. 



ATLANTA AND CHARLOTTE AIR-LINE RAILWAY COMPANY. 



225 



ATLANTA & CHARLOTTE AIR-LINE RAILWAY COMPANY. 

Leased to the Richmond & Danville R. R. Co., under agreement dated March 26, 1881. 

The interest of the R. & D. R. R. Co. in this lease was pledged to the Central Trust Co., of 
New York, as Trustee, by the Consolidated Mortgage of the R & D. R. R., dated October 22, 1886, 
which mortgage was duly foreclosed in 1894, and the interest of the R. & D. R. R. in the A. & C. 
A. L. Railway lease was thereupon sold in foreclosure to Messrs. Coster and Thomas, who bad 
organized under an act of Assembly of Virginia, approved Februajy 18, 1894, as a corporation 
under the style of the Southern Railway Company, by deed of Special Masters, dated June, 1894. 
The Southern Railway Company therefore holds possession of the property of the Atlanta & 
Charlotte Air-Line Railway to-day, under terms of the above-mentioned lease. 



CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock : Common— Number of shares authorized - 

Par value of shares 

Total par value authorized 



17 , 000 

$100.00 

1,700,000.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 1,700,000.00 

Rate of interest, 6 per cent. 

Amount of dividends declared during year 10',000t00 



FUNDED DEBT. 

MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND I.VCOME BONDS. 





TIME. 


Amount of 

Authorized 

Issue 


Amount 
Issued. 


Amount 
Outstanding 


Cash Realized 

on Amount 

Issued. 


Class of Bond or 
Obligation. 






First preferred mortgage. 


1877 
1877 


1897 
1907 


$500,000.00 
4,250,000.00 


$500,000.00 
4,250,000.00 


$500,000.00 
4,250,000.00 




First mortgage 








Total 


4,750,000.00 
750,000.00 


4,750,000.00 
750,000.00 


4,750,000.00 
750,000,00 




Income . 


1880 


1900 








Grand total 


5,500,000.00 


5,500,000.00 


5,500,000.00 











Class of Bond uR Obligation. 



First preferred mortgage. 
First mortgage 

Total 

Income 

Grand total 



INTEREST. 



Rate 

per 

Cent. 



When 
Payable. 



Aug. & Oct. 
Jan. & July. 

Aug. & Oct. 



Amount 

Accrued 

During Year. 



$31,250.00 
297,500.00 



328,750.00 
45,000.00 



373,750.00 



Amount 

Paid During 

Year. 



$31,250.00 
297,500.00 



328,750.00 
45,000.00 



373,750.00 



*Rate of interest on A. & C. A.-L, 1st preferred mortgage reduced from 7 per cent to 4 per 
cent from April 1, 1897, to January 1, 1907. 

15 



226 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RECAPITULATION OF FUNDED DEBT. 





Amount 
Issued. 


Amount 
Outstanding 


INTEREST. 


Class of Debt. 


Amount 

Accrued 

During 

Year. 


Amount 

Paid During 

Year, 


TVf ort.s'np'fi bonds 


S4, 750, 000.00 
750,000.00 


$4,759,000.00 
750,000.00 


$328,750.00 
45,000.00 


$328,750.00 
45,000.00 


Miscellaneous Obligations 


Total 


5,500,000.00 


5,500,000.00 


373,750.00 


373,750.00 





EARNINGS FROM OPERATIONS— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 


Total 
Receipts. 


Deductions 

Account o f 

Repayments, 

Etc. 


Actual 
Earnings. 


Passengers— 


$73,110.88 






Less repayments— 
'Tickets redeemed - - — 


$461.64 












461.64 










Total passenger revenue 

Mail - 




. $72,619.24 

40,319.24 

8,860.25 

1,039.54 

195 73 






Express 

Extra baggage and storage 

Other items 












155,381.77 






Total passenger earnings _ 

Freight— 

Freight revenue 


123,064.00 




3,608.22 




Less repayments- 












3,608.12 










Total freight revenue . 


151,773.55 








855. 75 










Total freight earnings 

Total passtnger and freight earnings 

Other Earnings from Operation— 

Switching charges— balance - 


152,629.30 
275,693.30 

376 20 


Rents not otherwise provided for . 






164 40 








530. 04 










Total other earnings 


1,070.64 








Total gross earnings from operation<—N. C - 


276,763.94 
1,705,649.92 


Total gross earnings from operation — entire line 













ATLANTA AND CHARLOTTE AIR~LINE RAILWAY COMPANY. 



227 



RECAPITULATION. 
A. FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Account. 


Total Amount 
Outstanding. 


APPORTIONMENT. 


AMOUNT PER MILE OF LINE. 




To Railroads. 


• Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stocK 


$1,700,000.00 
5,500,000.00 


All. 


268. 17 
268. 17 


$6,339.00 
20,509.00 


Bonds _— 






Total 


7,200,000.00 




268.17 


26,848.00 



COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Total cost to June 30, 1896 $7,200,000.00 

Total cost to June 30, 1397 7,200,000.00 

Total cost construction, equipment, etc., per mile 26,848.63 



INCOME ACCOUNT— Lessor's Report. 



Income from lease of road _ _ _ 




$179,750.00 






« Total income 


479,7o0.00 


DEDUCTIONS FROM INCOME— 

Salaries and maintenance of organization 


$1,000.00 
873,750.00 


Interest on funded debt, accrued- _ . 




Total deductioDS from income 


377,750.00 




• 


Net income _ _ 


lO' 000 00 


Dividends 6 per cent, common stock 




102,000.00 







RENTALS PAID. 
B. RENTS PAID FOR LEA.SE OF TRACKS, YARDS, AND TERMINALS. 



Designation of Property. 


Situation of Propetry 
Leased. 


Name of Company Own- 
ing Property Leased. 


Total. 




Atlanta, Ga _ 


Cent, of Georgia Ry. Co „ 
Georgia R. R. Co 

N. C. and St. Louis Ry _._ 


tl, 346.58 
3, 000. 00 
5,981.34 

10,327.92 




Atlanta, Ga -- 




Atlanta, Ga_ 


Total 











228 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



OPERATING EXPENSES. —Entire Line. 

Item. 

Maintenance op Way and Structures— 

Repairs of roadway 

Renewals of rails 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals of fences, road crossings, signs, and cattle guards 

Repairs and renewals of buildings and fixtures 

Repairs and renewals of docks and wharves 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses ^ 

Total 

Maintenance of Equipment— 

Superintendence 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals ol passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars . 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewals of marine equipment , 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Conducting Transportation— 

Superintendence 

Engine and roundh >use men 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives '. 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses ._ 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses 

Station service 

Station supplies 

Switching charges— balance 

Car mileage — balance 

Hire of equipment — balance 

Total carried forward 



Amount. 



$197,241.95 
45, 457. 16 
34,187.90 
29, 657. 34 
2,807.73 
ly, 405.46 



40.01 

224.83 



322,972. 



8,326.95 
87,540.31 

32,859.88 

72,815.74 

42J.39 



5,2:^7.07 

853.88 

3, 694. 90 



211,253.12 



32,239.23 

95,602.33 

110,847.86 

10,029.16 

5,656.68 

2, 432. 11 

68,199.11 

28,562.08 

30,502.18 

29,805.01 

72,001.66 

6, 156. 72 

4,068.91 

103,625.84 

42,397.73 



642,126.61 



ATLANTA AND CHARLOTTE AIR-LINE RAILWAY COMPANY. 



229 



OPERATING EXPENSES. -Continned. 



Itern. 



Conducting Transportation— Continued. 

Total brought forward 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 

Clearing wrecks 

Operating marine equipment 

Advertising V 

Outside agencies 

Conamivsions 

Rents for tracks, yards, and terminals 

Rents of buildings and other property 

^stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total • 

General, Expenses— 

Salaries of general officers 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general offices) 

Other expenses 

Total 

RKCAPITUL.ATION OF EXPENSES— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting tiansportation 

General expenses 

Grand total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings — entire line 

Operating Expenses— State of North CAROiiiNA— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses __. 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— North Carolina - 



Amount 



$642,126.61 

11,018.96 

30,906.31 

1,597.40 



4,720.70 

22,863.33 

929. 82 

10,327.92 

1,140.65 
10,219.21 

2, 460. 80 



738,341.71 



10,391.94 
15, 800. 41 
2,951.94 
5,948.58 
14,599.70 
2, 329. 56 
4,438.72 



56,460.85 



322,972.38 

211,253.12 

738,341.71 

56,460.85 



329,028.06 



77.92 

51,675.57 
33,800.50 

118,134.66 
9,033.75 

212,644.48 



76.83 



230 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE— STATE OP NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 



Column 
for tonnage 

No. pas- 
sengers. No. 
trains, 

mileage, 

No. cars. 



Column for revenue 
and rates. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance cairied 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic—; 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

erating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 



Dollars. Cents Mills 



$110,996 

3,058,085 

71, 118 

27.55 



444,043 

18,078,424 

416,452 

40.71 



$72, 649 



123,064 

2,865 

1 



151,773 



152,629 
3,553 

1 

224, 422 

5,225 
275, 693 

6,418 
276,763 

6,443 

1 

212,644 

4,950 



.19 



.55 
.34 



.80 

.65 
.25 



.21 

.30 
.94 
.94 

.86 
.23 
.48 
.98 
.94 



ATLANTA AND CHARLOTTE AIR-LINE RAILWAY COMPANY. 



231 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT— Entire Line. 



Item. 


Number 

added 

during 

year. 


Total 
Number 

at end 
of year. 


equipment fitted 

WITH 
TRAIN Shake. 


EQUIPMENT 

PITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 




No. 


Name. 


No. 


Name. 


Locomotives— 
Passenger 

Freight 


1 


10 
12 
2 


10 

12 

1 


Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 


8 
8 


Janney. 
Janney. 


Switching 













Total locomotives in service- 


25 


23 


16 


Janney. 


Total locomotives owned 


25 

7 
9 
5 
11 


23 

7 
9 
5 
11 


16 

7 
9 
5 
11 


Janney. 


Caes in passenger Service— 
First-class cars 




Janney. 


Second-class cars 




Janney. 


Combination cars 




Janney. 


Baggage, express Sl postal cars.. 




Janney. 


Total 


32 

216 

- 82 

7 


32 

10 
23 
3 


32 

62 
47 

3 


Janney. 


In Freight Service- 
Box cars 




Janney. 


Flat cars 




Janney. 


Stock cars 




Janney. 






Total 


305 

1 
8 
29 


36 
1 


112 

1 


Janney. 


In Company's Service— 
Officers' and pay cars 




Jenney. 


Caboose cars ... .. 




Other road cars - . .. 












Total 


38 


1 


1 


Janney. 








Total cars in service 


375 


69 


145 


Janney. 








Total cars owned .... . 


375 


69 


145 


Janney. 









MILEAGE. 
A. MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (ALL TRACKS.) 



Line in Use. 


LINE represented 
BY CAPITAL, STOCK. 


Line 
Operated 

Under 
Trackage 

Rights. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


Rails. 




Main Line 


Branches 
and Spurs. 


Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track 


268. 17 
55.66 




.74 


268.91 
56.66 


No 


268. 17 


Miles of yard track and sidings 












Total mileage operated (all tracks) 


323. 83 




.74 


324.57 




268. 17 









232 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



MILEAGE— Contimed. 
B. MILEAGE OF LINE OPERA.TED BY STATES. 



State. 


LiINE REPRESENTED 
BY CAPITAL STOCK. 


Line 
Operated 

Under 
Trackage 

Rights. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


Rails. 




Iron. 


Steel. 


North Carolina -- . 


42.95 
125. 00 
100. 22 






42.95 
125.00 
100.96 





42. 95 


South Carolina 


125. 00 


Georgia ._. 




.74 


100.22 


Total mileage operated (single 


268.17 




.74 


268.91 




268. 17 


track.) 







RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES. 



New Ties Laid During Year— 
Nearly all oak— number 

Average cost at distributing point. 



24, 608 

28 



ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS, 











Employees. 








Kind of Accident. 


Trainmen. 


Switchmen, 

flagmen and 

watchmen. 


Other 
Employees. 


Total. 




Killec. 


Injured, 


Killed. 


luj ured. 


Killed. 


Injured 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Overhead obstructions 




1 
1 














Other train accidents 














At stations 






Other causes 












8 






















Total 




2 










8 

















Passengers. 






others. 






Kind of Accident. 


Trespassing. 


Not 
trespassing 


Total. 




Killed. 


Inj ured 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Other train accidents 

At highway crossings 

Other causes 




1 




2 

























Total 




1 




2 







1 











ATLANTA AND CHARLOTTE AIR-LINE RAILWAY COMPANY. 



233 



CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES, 



Locomotives. 



Passenger 

Freight 

Switching 

Construction 

Total 

Average cost at distributing point 



Coal— 
Bitumi- 
nous. 



Tons. 

36.89 

75.39 
8.34 
1.93 



122. 55 



^I.-IS 



Wood- 
Soft. 



Total 
fuel con- 
sumed. 



Cords. 



Tons. 

36.89 

75.39 
8.34 
1.93 



122.55 



$L45 



Miles 
Run. 



1,032.96 

1,215.51 

324.82 

139.90 



2,713.19 



Average 

pounds 

consumed 

per mile. 



71.42 
124.04 
51.35 
27.59 



90,32 



CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 

BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


Aggregate 
Length. 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 


3 


Feet. 
794 


Inches. 


Feet. 
35 


Inches. 


Feet. 
315 


Inches. 






Total 


3 


794 




35 





315 




Trestles 


5 


1,394 




98 




622 





Overhead highway crossings, 6; height of lowest above surface of rail, 196 feet. 
Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches, 42. 95 miles. 



/ 



TELEGRAPH. 

OWNED BY COMPANY. 
Miles of line and wire operated, 43. 10. 

OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Miles of line, 43. 10. Miles of wire, 560. 30. Western Union Telegraph Company, 



234 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



ASHEVILLE AND SPARTANBURG RAILROAD COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED— State of North Carolina. 

1 A.— Asheville and Spartanburg Railroad from Asheville, N. 0. to State Line, S. C, 4L90 miles. 

PROPERTY OPERATED— Entire Line. 

1 A, Asheville and Spartanburg Railroad from Asheville, N. C. to Alston, S. C, 133.40 miles. 

CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— Number of shares authorized ^i 10,500 

Par value of shares 1100.00 

Total par value authorized 1,050,000.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 1,050,000.00 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 





TIME. 


Amount of 

authorized 

issue. 


Amount 
issued. 


Amount 
outstanding. 


Cash realized 

on amount 

issued. 


Class of Bond or 
Obligation. 


II 


d . 


S. U. & C— First mortg'e 


1895 


1995 


$1,000,000.10 


$1,000,000.00 


$1,000,000.00 











INTEREST. 




Class of Bond or Obligation. 


Rate. 


When 
payable. 


^mount 
accrued dur- 
ing year. 


Amount paid 
during year. 


S U & C— First mortgage 


4 


Jan. & July 


$40,000.00 


$40,000.00 





RECAPITULATIOM OP FUNDED DEBT. 

Class of debt— mortgage bonds— amount issued $ 1,000,000.00 

Amount outstanding 1,000,000.00 

Amount interest accrued during year _ 40,000.00 

Amount interest paid during year 40,000.00 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Due from solvent companies and individuals $ 188,206.19 

LIABILITIES. 

Matured interest coupons unpaid 20,000.00 

Balance— cash assets 118,206. 19 



Total. 



138,206.19 



ASHEVILLE AND SPARTANBURG RAILROAD COMPANY. 



235 



INCOME ACCOUNT— Entire Line. 



Gross earnings from operation 

I^ess operating expenses 

Income from operation 

Total income 

Deductions from Income— 

Interest on funded debt accrued 

Taxes 

Total deductions from income 

Net income 

Surplus from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 

Deficit on June 30, 1896, (from "General Balance Sheet," 
1895 Report.) 

Deductions for year 

Deficit on June 30, 
Slieet.") 



)7, (for entry on " General Balance 



$422,851,79 
306,931.90 



40,000.00 
12,530.96 



$115,919. J 
115,919.{ 



52,530. 



63,388.9? 



63, 388. 93 
211,410.04 



896.60 



148,417.71 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT— Entire Line. 



Item. 


Number 
Added 
During 
Year. 


Total 
Number 
at end 
of Year. 


equipment 
fitted with 
train brakb. 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUT.'MATIC 

COUPLER. 




No. 


Name. 


No. 


Name. 


Locomotives— 
Freight __ 




4 


3 


Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 


3 


Janney. 






Total locomotives in service __ 
Cars in Passenger Service— 
First-class cars 




4 

2 

1 
1 


3 

2 
1 


3 

2 
1 
1 


Janney . 
Janney. 


Combination cars _ 




Janney. 


Baggage, express, and postal cars- — 




Janney. 








Total 




4 
1 


4 


4 




Cars in Freight Service- 

Flat cars 






















Total 




1 


















Other road cars . __ . 




1 
















Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 






Total- 




1 














Total cars in service 




6 


4 


4 


Janney. 








Total cars owned- 




6 


4 


4 


Janney. 









236 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Account. 


Total Amount 
Outstanding. 


Apportionment 
to Railroads. 


Amount Per Mile of Line. 


Capital stock- 


$1,050,000.00 
1,000,000.00 


All. 
All. 


Miles. 
133.40 

138.40 


Amount 

% 7,871.06 




7,496.25 




Total 


2,050.000.00 


133. 40 


15,367.31 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION -STATE OP NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 


Total receipts. 


Deductions, 
account of re- 
payments, etc. 


Actual 
earnings 


Passenger— 


$39,943.71 








$80.39 




Less repayments- 












Total deductions 


80.39 












$39,863.32 


Mail - - 






4,629.32 


Express 






3,343.50 


Extra bag'^age and storage _ - 






250.50 


Other items -- 




49.47 












48,136.11 




68,421.46 






Freight— 

Freiglit revenue 






980.89 




Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers 













980.89 














67,440.57 


Other items . - - 






155. 17 












67,595.74 










Total passenger and freight earnings. 
Other Earnings from Operation— 

Switching charges — balance _ _ — 


115,731.85 






31.57 


Other sources 






27.58 












59. 15 










Total gross earnings from operation- 
North Carolina. 




115,791.00 








Total gross earnings from operation- 
entire line 




422,851.79 







ASHEVILLE AND SPARTANBURG RAILROAD COMPANY 



237 



OPERATING EXPENSES.— Entire Line. 



Item. 



Amount. 



I 



Maixtesance of Way and Stbdctcbe.'S— 

Repairs of roadway 

Renewals of rail.* 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals of fences, road crossings, signs and cattle guards 

Repairs and renewals of buildings and fixtures 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

Stationery and printing 

Total 

Maintenance of Equipment— 

Buperintendence 

Repairs aLd renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewals of .'•hop machinery and toois 

Stationery and printing 

Other exi>ense5 

Total 

Conducting Tra> sportation— 

.Superintendence 

Engine and roandhou-ie meu 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow, and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses 

Switchmen, flagmen and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses 

Station service 

Station supplies . 

Car mileage— balance - . 

Hire of equipment . 

Total carried forward 





S;30,194.18 




16*. 78 




12, 68... 50 




18. lUr,. -50 




360.08 




2. m. 20 




369.67 




.51.00 


W. 7.54. 91 




2.400.11 




22.81.5.10 




6.278.01 




16..574.08 




94.61 




1,527.62 




102. 42 




l.Osl.-Sl 


o0.*73.26 




b. 790. 61 




30.190.89 




23.693.74 




2,626.48 




1,. 542. 43 




.>x). 25 




26, 2 i 4. 02 




4.871.63 




3,6a5.97 




5,991.62 




15.00.3.75 




1.141.18 




19. 690. .36 




12.700.38 




1.54.61S.81 



238 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



OPERATING EXPENSES— Continued. 



Item. 



Amounl. 



Conducting Transportation— Continued. 

Total brought forward 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 

Clearing wrecks 

Advertising 

Outside agencies 

Commissions -- 

Rents of buildings and other property 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

General, Expenses— 

Salaries of General Officers 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general offices) 

Other expenses 

Total 

Recapitulation of Expenses— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting t^ansportatioa 

General expenses 

Grand total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— entire line 

Operating Expenses— State of North Carolina- 
Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— North Carolina. 



$154,618.31 

5,446.97 

10,258.23 

315.55 

995.04 

4,807.33 

196.01 

36.00 

2,134.96 

499.45 



179,307.85 



2,291.38 

3,328.98 

614.88 

1,608.82 

2,7-'4.72 

491.98 

935. 12 



11,995.88 



64,754.91 

50,873.26 

179,307.85 

11,995.88 



306,931.90 



72.59 



20,074.01 
15,770.71 
55,585.42 
3,718.73 



3,148.87 



82. 17 



ASHEVILLE AND SPARTANBURG RAILROAD COMPANY 



239 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT, AND TRAIN MILEAGE— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 



Column for 
Tounage, 
Number 
Passengers, 
No. Trains. 
M ileage, 
No. Cars 



Columns for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance carried 

Total ^!assenger revenue 

Average amount received from each pas.«enger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile | 

i 
Total passenger earnings | 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 1 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 
Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue ___ 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile — 

Passenger and Freight- 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 



67,864 

1,687,176 

40, 171 

24.88 



231,879 

9,412,121 

224,632 

40.59 



Dollars. Cents 



$39, 863 



48, 136 
1,148 



67, 440 



67,595 

1,613 

1 

107,303 
2,560 

115,731 
2,762 

115,791 
2,763 



95, 148 
2,270 



,32 



Mills. 



240 



BOAKD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896 


Assets 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$1,782,390.83 


Cost of road ___ _. . 


$1,783,376.10 
138,206.19 
148,417.71 


$785.27 
62,007.06 




76 199.13 


Cash and current assets 




211,410.04 


Profit and loss 

Grand t^jtal 

Liabilities. 
Capital stock 


62.992 33 






2,070,000.00 


2,070,000.00 






# 




1,050,000.00 


1,050,000.00 

1,000,000,00 

20,000.00 






1,000,000.00 


Funded debt 

Current liabilities 

Grand total .- . 






20,000.00 












2,070,000.00 


2,070,000.00 













MILEAGE. 
A. MILE.IGK OF ROAD OPERATED (All Tracks.; 



Line in Use. 


line repbesented by 
capital stock. 


Total 
mileage 
operated. 


rails 




Main Line. 


Branches 
and Spurs. 


steel. 


Miles of single track _ _ 


133.40 
14.66 




133.40 
14.66 


133 40 


Miles of yard track and sidings 






Total mileage operated (all track). 


148.06 




, 148.06* 


133. JO 









B. MILES OF LINE OPERATED BY STATES. 



State or Territory. 


LINE represented BY 
CAPITAL STOCK. 


Total 
mileage 
opeiated 


BAILS. 




Main Liue. 


Branches 
and Spurs. 


Steel. 


North Carolina * — 

South Carolina 


41.90 
91.50 




41.90 
91.50 


41.90 
91.50 








Total mileage operated (single track) 


133.40 


133. ^0 


133.40 



COST OP ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Expenditures during year not included in operating expenses charged to construc- 
tion or equipment— sidings 



Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1896. 
Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1897. 
Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., per mile 



$985. 27 



1,782,390.83 

1,783,376.10 

13,368.64 



ASHEVILLE AND SPARTANBURG RAILROAD COMPANY. 



241 



ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 

Trainmen— coupling, 1 injured. Falling from train, 2 injured. Other train accidents, 1 killed. 

3 injured. At stations, 1 injured. »Other causes, 1 injured. 
Passengers— trespassing, 1 killed, 3 injured. 

CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 

Bridges— 2 wooden. Aggregate length, 209 feet. Minimum length, 80 feet. Maximum length, 

129 feet. 
Trestles— 35. Aggregate length, 4,663 feet. Minimum length, 16 feet. Maximum length 1,074 

feet. 
Gauge of track, 4 feet 9 inches. 41.90 miles. 



RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES. 

New ties laid during year— nearly all oak, number ___ 14,355 

Average price at distributing point 28 ets. 

CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



LOCOMOTIVES. 


Coal- 
Tons. 
Bitumi- 
nous. 


Wood- 
Soft. 
Cords. 


Total Fuel 

Consumed 

Tons. 


MilesRun. 


Average 

Pounds 

Consumed 

per Mile. 


Passenger 

Freight 

Switching 

Construction 


2,068 

4,586 

378 

379 




2,068 

4,586 

378 

379 


64,533 
63,502 
16,397 
7,369 


64.09 
144.43 

46.10 
102.86 


Total - - 


7,411 


* 


7,411 


151,801 


93.80 




Average cost at distributing point- 


$0.99 




99 













TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY COMPANY. 
Miles of line owned by this company 41.90, operated by Western Union Telegraph Company. 
Miles of wire owned by this company 41.90, operated by Western Union Telegraph Company. 

OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Western Union Telegraph Company— miles of line 69.40. 
Western Union Telegraph Company— miles of wire 138.80. 



I 



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242 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



HIGH POINT, RANDLEMAN, ASHEBoRO AND SOUTHERN 
RAILROAD COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED. 



Name. 


TERMINALS. 


Miles of 

line for 

each road 

named. 


Miles of 
line for 
each class 
of roads 
named. 


From 


To 


High Point, Kaudleman, Ashe- 
boro and Southern R. R. Co. 

Total- 


High Point, N.C. 


Asheboro, N. C — 




26.80 




26.80 













Capital stock, common 

Par value of shares 

Total par value authorized 

Total amount issued and outstanding 



CAPITAL STOCK. 

Number of shares authorized. __ 



5,000 

$50.00 

250,000,00 

250,000.00 



FUNDED DEBT. 

MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 

Class of bond or obligation— First mortgage. Date of issue, April, 1889. When due, April, 1939. 

Amountof authorized issue _. $402,000.00 

Amount issued -102,000.00 

Amount outstanding 402,000.00 

Cash realized on amount issued No record. 

Rate of interest, 6 per cent.; payable January and July. 

Amountof interest accrued during year 24,120.00 

Amount of interest credited during year 24,120.00 



RECAPITULATION OP FUNDED DEBT. 

Class of debt— mortgage bonds, amount issued $402,000.00 

Amount outstanding 402,000.00 

Amount interest accrued during year 24, 120.00 

Amount interest credited during year 24,120.00 

CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Balance— current liabilities $190,466.29 



LIABILITIES. 

Audited vouchers and accounts 

Matured interest coupons unpaid (including coupons due July 1). 

Total current liabilities 



178,406.29 
12,060.00 

190,466.29 



HIGH POINT, KANDLEMAN, ASHEBORO AND SOUTHEKN. 



243 



RECAPITULATION. 

FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Account. 


Total 

aiiKjunt out- 

bt.mding. 


Ai>portion- 

iiient to 
Kctilroads. 


AMOUJST PER MILE OF 
LINE. 




.Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stock _ - 


$•.'50,000.00 
102,000.00 




26. 80 
26.80 


$9, 328. 35 
16,000.00 








Total . _ .- 


052,000.00 






24,328.35 









INCOME ACCOUNT. 





$26,084.23 
28,969.95 








Deficit 


$2,885.72 


Deductions from Income— 

Interest on funded debt accrued 


21,120.00 
1,053.31 




Taxes 




Total deductions irom income 


25, 173.31 








Deficit from operations of year ending June 30 1897 


28,059.03 
H)l,422.80 


Deficit on June 30, 1896, [from "General Balance Sheet," 1896 
Report]. 

Deficit on J une 30, 1897, [for entry on 'General Balance Sheet'"] 








189,481.83 





COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30. 1896. 


Assets. 


Year Ending June 


30, 1897. 


^Jotal. 


Total. 


Increase. 


DecreH&e. 


$652,387.80 
161,422.80 


Cost of road 

Profit and loss 


fi52,!'84.46 
189,481.83 


$o97.02 
28,059.03 






Grand total 




813, 810. 24 


842,466.29 


28,656.05 






LIABILITIES 

Capital stock 




250,000.00 
402,000.00 


250,000.00 
402,000.00 
190,466.29 






Funded debt 




113,570.21 
48,240,00 


Current liabilities 

Accrued interest on funded debt 
not yet payable. 

Grand total 


76,896.03 


$48,240.00 








813,810.24 


842,466.29 


28,656.05 











244 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Item. 


Expendi- 
tures during 
year. 


Total Cost 
to June 30, 

1896. 


Total Cost 
to June 30, 

1897. 


Cost Per 
Mile. 


Construction— 

Sidings . . -_ 


$597.02 












Grand total cnsit construction, equip- 
ineat, etc.— North Carolina. 


697.02 


$(J52,387.44 


$652,981.46 


24,3()..09 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. 



Item. 



Passenger— 

Passenger revenue 

Less repayments- 
Tickets redeemed 

Total deductions 

Total passenger revenue 

Mail 

Express 

Extra baggage and storage . 

Other items 

Total passenger earnings 

Freight— 

Freight revenue 

Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers 

Total deductions 

Total freight revenue 

Other items 

Total freight earnings 

Total passenger and freight earning.- 
Other Earnings from Operation— 

Other sources 

Total other earnings 

Total gross earnings from operation— N. C. — 



Total gross earnings from operation— entire 
line. 



Total 
Receipts. 



$7,580. 



16,878.4 



Deductions, 
Account of Re- 
payments, etc. 



,95 



.95 



$290.00 



290. (K) 



Actual 
Earniug> 



$7,67t).14 


1,44;-!. GO 


226.80 


108.40 


6.20 


9,371.14 



16,588.44 

4.87 



16,593.31 



25,967.45 



116.78 



116.78 



26,084.23 



26,084.23 



HIGH POINT, RANDLEMAN, ASHEBORO AND SOUTHERN. 



245 



OPERATING EXPENSES. 



Item. 



i 



Maintenance of Way and Structures— 

Repairs of roadway 

Renewals of ties 

Renewals of rails 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals offences, road crossings, signs, and cattle-guards 

Repairs and renewals-of buildings and fixtures 

Stationery and printing 

Total 

Maintenancr of Equipment— 

Superintendence _ 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses . 

Total 

Conducting Transportation— 

Superintendence 

Engine and roundhouse men 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow, and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses 

Station service 

Station supplies 

Switching charges— balance 

Car mileage— balance 

Hire of equipment— balance 

Total carried forward ___ 



$4,495.42 

1,000.00 

2,958.66 

1,365.41 

29. 74 

795.67 

3.18 



10,t-48.08 



187.53 

1,821.96 

514.94 

558.88 

13.53 

123.23 

8.01 

84.59 



8,312.67 



466.51 

1,618.73 

1,452.30 

268.08 

65.11 

25.64 

1,390.05 

164.88 

^50. 47 

672.91 

2,748.03 

165. 17 

2.69 

1,582.25 

2,393.85 



13,241.29 



246 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONEKS. 



OPERATING EXPENSES— Continued. 



Item. 



Conducting Transportation— Continued— 

Total brought forward 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 

Clearing wrecks 

Operating marine equipment 

Advertising 

Outside agencies 

Commissions 

Rents of buildings and other property 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

GENERAii Expenses— 

Salaries of general oflacers :. 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general offices) 

Other expenses 

Total 

Recapitulation of Expenses— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total , 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— entire line- 



Amount. 



$13,-11.29 

1.W.87 

S9. 50 

2(>.3o 

5.07 

63.19 

3-^0.09 

13.44 

.30 

147.95 

29.58 



14, 144. ( 



151.51 
228.62 
42.33 
168.97 
175. 35 
33.41 
61.38 



861.57 



10,(i48.08 
3,312.67 
14,144.63 

861.57 



28,969. 



111.06 



CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 
BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 

Number of trestles, 

Aggregate length of trestles 

Minimum length of trestles 

Maximum length of trestles 

Gauge of track, 4 feet 9 inches. 26.80 m.iles. 



2 
350 feet. 
100 feet. 
250 feet. 



HIGH POINT, RANDLEMAN, ASHEBORO AND SOUTHERN. 



247 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE— Entire Line. 



Item. 



Column 
for tonnage, 

No. Pas- 
sengers, No. 

Trains, 
Mileage, 

No. Cars. 



Columns for 
Revenue and Rates. 



Passenger, Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance carried — 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per naile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue — 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

^ Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



17, 856 

294, 633 

10, 912 

16.50 



33, 800 

832,868 

31,076 

24.64 



Dollars. 



7,579 



Cents 



9,374 

349 

1 



16,588 



16,593 
619 



26,084 
973 



28,969 
1,079 

1 



Mills. 



.44 
.49 
.01 
.31 

.15 
.84 



24,167 i .58 

901 .78 

25,967 .45 



.23 
.29 
.97 



248 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONEKS. 



MILEAGE. 
MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (All Tracks). 



Line in Use. 


LINE REPRESENTED 
BY CAPITAL STOCK. 


Total 

mileage 

operated. 


RAILS. 




Miles 
Line. 


Branches 
and Spurs 


Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single tracls 


26.80 
3.74 




26.80 
3.74 




26 80 


Miles of yard track and sidings 














Total mileage operated (all tracks) _ __ 


30.54 




30.54 




26 80 









RENEWALS OP EAILS AND TIES— NORTH CAROLINA. 



New Ties Laid During Year— 

Nearly all oak— number 

Average price at distributing point. 



9,421 
28 cts. 



CONSUMPTION OP PUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 


Coal- 
Anthra- 
cite. 


Coal- 
Bitumi- 
nous 


Wood- 
Cords. 


Total 
fuel con- 
sumed. 


Miles 
run. 


Average 
pounds 

con- 
sumed 
per mile. 




Tons. 


Tons. 
01 


Soft. 


Tons. 
01 


836 


59.52 


Freio-ht 










96 

81 

1.042 




96 

81 

1.042 


8,483 
2,296 
26,320 


22.58 


Construction 






70.43 


Mixed 






79.23 











Total 




1.220 





1.220 


37,435 


62.24 








Average cost at distributing point 




1.19 




1.19 











TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Miles of line, 27. 70. Miles of wire, 27. 70. Western Union Telegraph Company. 



NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



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NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 

1 A— North Carolina Railroad Company, from Charlotte to Goldsboro 221.65 miles. 

1 B— North Carolina Railroad Company, from Caraleigh Junction to Caraleigh 1.90 miles. 

CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock — common, number shares authorized 10,000 

Par value of shares $100.00 

Total par value authorized 4,000,000.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 4,000,000.00 

Rate of interest, 63^ per cent. 

Amount of dividends declared during year 2(i0,000.00 

Issued for reorganization— common — total number shares issued and outstanding, 400.00 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES, 



CASH AND CURRENT ASSETS AVAILABLE FOB PAYMENT OF CURRENT LIABILITIES. 



Bills receivable ^ 

Due from solvent companies and individuals „ 

Other cash assets [Excluding "Materials and Supplies"]. 

Total— cash and current assets 

Total 



§1,247.12 

300.00 

133,909.52 

34.05 

135,490.69 



135,490.69 



CURRENT LIABILITIES ACCRUED TO AND INCLUDING JUNE 30, 1897. 

Loans and bills payable 10,0li0.00 

Dividends not called for 122,714.50 

4.60 
108.00 

Total— current liabilities 

Balance — cash assets 

Total 



Miscellaneous. 



132,827.00 

2, 653. 69 

135,490.69 



RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED BY ROAD MAKING THIS REPORT. 

Capital stock— total amount outstanding $4,000,000.00 

Amount per mile of line (miles 223.55) 17,893.00 



250 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COST OF KOAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1896 

Total cost to June 30, 1897 

Total cost per mile 



$4,975,627.53 

4,975,627.53 

22,292.23 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 



Gross earnings from operation _ _ 


$1,592,217.93 
1,148,772.59 




Less operating expenses 








Income from operation . _ 




$443,445.34 


Deductions from Income— 
Rents paid for lease of road 


266,000.00 
24,820.16 


Taxes 








Total deductions from income . _ 




290,820.16 






Net income 


152,6:5.18 







STOCKS OWNED. 
A. RAILWAY STOCKS. 



Name. ^ 


Total Par 
Value. 


Rate. 


Income 
or Interest 
^ Received. 


Valuation. 


N. W. N. C. R.R - - 


$20,000.00 
5,000.00 






$20,000.00 


State University Railroad 






5,000.00 







Total 


25,000.00 






25,000.00 





COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 


ASSETS. 


Year Ending June 30, 189". 


Total. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$4,975,627.53 
25,000.00 
136,565.46 




$4,975,627.63 
25,000.00 
135,490.69 
















$1,074.77 


Grand total 






5,137,192.99 


5,136,118.22 




1,074 77 


LIABILITIES. 

Capital stock— . 






4,000.000.00 


4,000,000.00 

132,827.00 

1,003,291.22 






133 244 50 


Current liabilities 




417.50 


1,003,948.49 


Profit and loss 




657.27 


Grand total _. _ 






5, 137, 192. 99 


5,136,118.22 




1,074.77 











NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



251 



RENTALS RECEIVED. 

RENTS RECEIVED FROM LEASE OF TRACKS, YARDS AND TERMINALS. 
Situation of property leased— Greensboro, N. C, C. F. & Y. V. R. R 5^112.50 



MISCELLANEOUS INCOME. 

Union Passenger Station, Raleigh— net miscellaneous income |;m09..'>2 

Miscellaneous rent account 351.58 

Total $1,1:6). 05 

EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. 



Item. 


Total 
Receipts. 


Deductions, 
Account of Re- 
payments, etc. 


Actujil 
Earnings. 


Passenger— 

Passengsr revenue 


$482,764.11 








$1,772.99 




Less repayments- 
Tickets redeemed 












Total deductions 


1,772.99 










Total passenger revenue 




$480,991.12 
112,7-i2.28 


Mail 






Express 






36 olfi 88 


Extra baggage and storage 






5,817.53 
813 24 


Other items 














Total passenger earnings 


636,861.05 


Freight— 

Freight revenue. . _ .. 


963,692.26 




Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers 


16,345.42 










Total deductions 


16,345.42 










Total freight revenue 




947,316.84 
1 , 672. 92 


Other items 














Total freight earnings.- _ ... 


948,989.76 








Total passenger and freight earnings— 


],585,S=)0.07 

3,489.65 
112.50 


Other Earnings from Operation— 

Switching charges— balance 






Rents from tracks, yards and terminals .- 






Rents not otherwise provided for 






2,152.99 


Other sources 






611 98 










Total other earnings _ _ 


6 367 12 










Total gross earnings from operation— N. C 


1,592,217.93 
1,592,217.93 


Total gross earnings from operation— entire 






line. 







252 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE. 



Item. 



Coluran for 
Tonnage, 
No. Passen- 
gers, No. 
Trains, 
Mileage, 
No. Cars. 



Columns for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road- 
Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road — — 



Dollars. 



444,928 

20,283,708 

90, 150 

45.59 



1,070,034 

119,439,535 

530, 606 

111.62 



480,991 

1 



2,848 
1 



947,316 



948.989 

4,245 

1 

1,428,307 

6,389 
1,585,850 

7,093 
1,592,217 

7,122 

1 

1,148,772 

5, !38 



CenU 



.81 
.89 
.00 
.76 
.08 
.39 

.96 
.20 
.81 
.93 
.93 
.42 
.34 
.59 
.77 



NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 253 

ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 





EMPIiOYEES. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trainmen. 


Switchmen, 

ttagnien and 

watchmen. 


Other 
employees. 


Total. 






Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. Injured 


Killed., Injured. 


Coupling and uncoupling-— 

Falling from trains and en- 
gines - 

Overhead v^bstructions 

Collisions - - 


1 

2 
1 


8 

10 
1 
9 
6 
3 

10 
5 


I 


11 
2 

1 


1 

..,„.-| 2 

- - ._ 1 1 


2 
1 

2 
1 




20 

14 
1 
11 


"Hprn 11 m Pn t,si 






6 


Other train accidents 

At stations - 




1 
1 
1 






4 




4 
32 




15 




38 








Total 


5 


52 


'1 " 




40 


6 I 


109 




Passengers. 


OTHEBS. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trespassing. 


Not 
tresi'assing. 


Total. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. Injured 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Collisions 




4 


1 i 1 

1 






1 




1 


Derailments 










Other train accidents 




4 












At higrhway crossings 


1 i 1 
1 

2 1 2 


1 




2 
2 
19 




1 






2 
6 




2 


Other causes 




19 


18 


18 












Total 




16 


23 


22 







24 


?^ 













CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 
BRIDGES, TRESTLE.S, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


Aggregate 
Length. 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 

Iron -_ . 


23 
5 


Fe^t. 

2,653 

259 


Inches 
3 



Feet. 

22 

. 40 


Inches. 


Feet. 
715 
140 


Inches. 
5 


Wooden 










Total 


28 














10 




777 




Trestles 


3 


1,912 















254 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CHARACTERISTICS ON ROAD— Continued. 



Item. 



Overhead Highway Crossings- 

Bridges 

Total 



Number. 



Height of 

Lowest Above 

Surface of 

Rail. 



Feet. 
19 



Inches. 



Gauge of track 4 feet 9 iuchef^, 223.55 miles. 



TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Miles of line, 127.70. Miles of wire, 2,317.50. Western Union Telegraph Company. 

DESCRIPTION OP EQUIPMENT— Entire Line. 



Item. 


Number 
Added 

During 
Year. , 


Total 
Number 
at End 
of Year. 


equipment fitted 

WITH TRAIN 
BRAKE. 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 




No. 


Name. 


No. Name 


Locomotives— 




8 
12 
3 


7 
11 
3 


Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
WestiLghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 


Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghous-e 
Westinghouse 


6 'anney. 
11 Janney. 


Freight 




Switching 










Janney. 
Janney. 


Total locomotives in service. 


23 


21 


17 
17 


Total locomotives owned 


1 23 


n 


Cars in Passenger Service— 




4 
5 

5 


4 

5 



5 


4 


Sppnnd-p.lfl.fss cars 




5 Janney. 
5 Janney. 


Combination cars 

Baggage, exp. and postal cars. 






Total 




14 


14 


14 Janney. 








Cabs in Freight Service- 




92 

30 

1 


3 

12 


23 Jannev. 






21 .lannev. 








.Tannev. 








Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 




To tal - 




123 


15 
1 

1 


43 


Cars in Company's Service— 
Officers' and pay cars 




1 

2 
15 


1 .Tannev. 






1 








Janney. 








Total 




18 


1 


1 


Janney 29. 












155 


30 


58 


Janney. 














156 


30 


58 


Janney. 









NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



255 



INCOME ACCOUNT— Lessor's Report. 



lacome from lease of road - 




$266,000.00 
1 , 264. 05 


Miscellaneous income less expenses 










Total income 


267,264.05 


Deductions from Income— 
Salaries and maintenance of organization _ 


$4,938.34 

600.00 

88.24 

2,294.74 


Interest on interest-bearing current liabilities, accrued 

Taxes 






Other deductions. __. 








Total deductions from income _. 




7,921.32 
259,342.73 


Net income . _ 




Dividends 63^ per cent, common stock 




260,000.00 


Deficit from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 




657.27 


Surplus on June 30, 1896 _ 




1,003,948.49 


Surplus on June 30, 1897 




1,003,291.22 









MILEAGE. 
A. MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (ALL TRACKS.) 





LINE repre- 
sented BY 
CAPITAL STOCK. 


Total 
mileage 
operated 


RAILS. 


Line in Use. 


Mam 
Line. 


Branches 

and 

Spurs. 


Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track .. . 


221.65 
46.96 


1.90 

.80 


223.55 
47.76 




WS R^ 


Miles of yard track and sidings 








Total mileage operated (all tracks) 


268.61 


2.70 


271.31 




223 55 







RENEWALS OP RAILS AND TIES. 



New Rails Laid During Year— 

Steel— tons 3.53 

Weight per yard 75 

Average price at distributing point $25.34 

New Ties Laid during Year— 

Nearly all oak— number 89,809 

Average price at distributing point _ 28 cts. 



256 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



OPERATING EXPENSES. 



Item. 



Maintenance of Way and Structures— 

Repairs of railway 

Renewals of rails 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals offences, road crossings, signs, and cattle guards- 
Repairs and renewals of buildings and fixtures 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

Stationery and printing 

Total 

Maintena>ce of Equipment— 

Superintendence 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

CoNDuCfiNG Transportation— 

Superintendence 

Engine and roundhouse men 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow, and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service.- 

Train supplies and expenses 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses 

Station service 

Station supplies 

Switching charges— balance 

Car mileage— balance 

Hire of equipment— balance 

Total carried forward 



Amount. 



$84,488.29 

3,734.74 

43,8b7.35 

22,846.23 

820.81 

28,441.86 

48. 63 

181.95 



179,424. 



7, 42?. 36 

71,644,94 

32,761.44 

79,145.33 

367.76 

4,980.79 

317.76 

3,325.77 

119,973.15 



25,9^9.06 

102,241.65 

113,598.70 

8,561.17 

5,119.31 

2,909.32 

58,270.93 

19,623.65 

26,65H.74 

25,045.11 

58,638.96 

6,558.29 

205.68 

140,164.62 

36,894.72 



630,437.91 



NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



257 



OPERATING EXPENSES— Continued. 



Item. 



Conducting Transportation— Conimwed. 

Total brought forward 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 

Clearing wreciis 

Advertising 

outside agencies 

Commissions 

Rents of buildings and other property 

Stationery and printing _. 

Other expenses 

Total 

General, Expenses— 

Salaries of general officers 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

Generjil office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general offices) 

Other expenses 

Total 

Recapitulation of Expenses— 

Betterments 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total ' 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— entire line 

Operating Expenses— North Carolina— 

Betterments 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— North Carolina 

17 



Amount. 



S630,437.91 
9, 433. 27 
15,005.39 
2,172.53 
3,805.57 
18,483.82 
748.81 
315. 00 
8,234.46 
1,386.31 



689,972.57 



8,373.86 
12,734.10 
2, 36". 47 
5, 222. 86 
24,440.96 
1,894.59 
6,875.30 



1,907.14 



17,494.87 
179,424.86 
199, 973. 15 
689, 972. 57 

61,907.14 



1,148,772. 



* 72.15 

17,494.87 
179,424,86 
199,973.15 
689,972.57 

61,907.14 



1,148,772. 



72.15 



258 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CONSUMPTION OP FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives, 



Passenger 

Freight 

Switching -__- 

Construction 

Mixed 

Total 

Average cost at distributing point 



-Coal— 
l^itu mi- 
nous. 



Tons. 
166.81 

365. i»8 

72.87 

6.48 

30.10 



642.24 



Wood- 
Soft. 



$1.77 



Cords. 



Total 
fuel con- 
sumed. 



Tons. 

166.81 

365.98 

72.87 

6.48 

30.10 



642.24 



$1.77 



Miles 
Run. 



4,861.37 

6,153.16 

2,874.67 

404.11 

847. 61 



15,140.92 



Average 

pounds 

consumed 

per mile. 



118.14 
50.69 
32.07 
71.02 



84.76 



NORTH CAhOU^A MIDLAND KAILROAD COMPANY. 



259 



NORTH CAROLINA MIDLAND RAILROAD COMPANY. 

North Carolina Midland Railroad Co., from W. Salem, N. C, to Mocksville, N. C. (miles), 26.15 

CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— Issued at the rate of ^25.000 per mile of road. 
Total amount issued and outstanding— 15650,000.00. 

FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. • 
Class of bond or obligation— First mortgage. Amount of authorized issue— Issued at the rate 
of $15,000.00 per mile of road. 

Amount issued $890,000.00 

Amount outstanding 390,000.00 

Rate of interest, 6 per cent; payable January and July. 

Amount of interest accrued during year 28,400.00 

Amount of interest credited during year 23,400.00 

RECAPITULATION OP FUNDED DEBT. 

Mortgage bonds— Amount issued $890,000.00 

Amount outstanding 390,000.00 

Amount of interest accrued during year 23,400.00 

Amount of interest credited during year 23,400.00 

CUERENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

Balance— Current liabilities $187,220.08 

Total 187,220.08 

Audited vouchers and accounts to and including June 30, 1897 ' 175,520.08 

Matured interest coupons unpaid including June 30, 1897 11,700.00 

Total-Current liabilities 187,220.08 

Total 187,220.08 

RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



ACCOUNT. 


Total 

Amount 

On Lstandlng.' 


AMOUNT PER MILK 
OF LINE. 




Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stock. 


$650,000.00 
390,000.00 


26.15 
26.15 


$25,000.00 
15 000 00 


Bonds 






Total 


1,040,000.00 




40 000 00 







260 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 
TOTAL COST CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT, Etc.— N. C. 

Total cost to June 80, 1896 »1,041, 199. 21 

Total cost to June 30, 1897 1,041,199.21 

Cost per mile 40,045.61 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 



Gross earnings from operation 

Less operating expenses 


$9,197.09 
21,392.10 








Total deficit .— 




$12,195.01 
12,195.01 


Deductions feom Income— 

Interest on funded debt accrued . 


23,4(0.00 
741.31 




Taxes 








Total deductions from income 




24,141.31 








Deficit 


36,336.32 


Deficit from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 




36, 33'>. 32 


Deficit on June 30, 1896, (from "General Balance Sheet," 
1896 Report.) 

Deficit on June 30, 1897, (for entry on " General Balance 
Sheet.") 




149,681.55 






186,020.87 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 80, 1896. 


Assets. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. . 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decreas-e. 


$1,041,199.21 
149,684.55 


Cost of road 

Profit and loss 

Grand total 

Liabilities. 
Capital stock _ 


$1,041,199.21 
186,020. h7 


36,336.32 






1,190,883.76 


1,227,220.08 


36,336. :i2 






• 

650, 000. 00 


650, 000. OJ 
390,(^00.00 
187,220.08 






390, 000. 00 


Fuudeddebt 






104,083.76 


Current liabilities 


83, 136.: 2 




Accrued int'rest on funded debt not 
yet payable. 

Grand total _ _ 




46,800.00 


46,800.00 








1,190,883.76 


1,227, 220. OS 


36,336.: 2 











NORTH CAROLINA MIDLAND RAILROAD COMPANY. 



261 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. 



Item. 


Total receipts. 


Deductions, 
;iocount of re- 
])iiyments, etc. 


Actual 
earnings. 


Passenger— 

"Pc»ccpno-pv rpvpnnp 


$4,2(54.17 








#2.40 




Less repayments — 














2.40 














$4, -26 1.77 


Mail - 






1,170.1'2 


Express 






162.00 








20.68 


Other items - - - - - 






16.20 












5,630.77 


Freight— 


3,655.54 






Less repayments- 


180.00 












180.00 










Total freight revenue - 




3,525.54 










Total freight earnings - - 


3. 525. 54 


Total passenger and freight earnings. 
Other Earnings from Operation— 
Switching charges — balance _ 






9,156.81 






28.00 


Other sources _ 






12.78 










Total other earnings _ 


40.78 










Total gross earnings from operation- 
North Carolina. 


9, 197.09 








Total gross earnings from operation- 
entire line 


9,197.09 









OPERATING EXPENSES— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 


Amount, 


Maintenance of way and structures 


$8, 240. 98 
2,175.75 


Maintenance of equipment 


Conducting transportation _ 


10,238.13 


General expenses _ . _ 


737.24 






Total _ - 


21,392.10 






Percentage of expenses to earnings— North Carolina 


232.60 



262 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FEEIGHT, AND TRAIN MILEAGE— STATE OP NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 



Column for 
Tonnage, 
Number 
Passengers, 
No. Trains, 
Mileage, 
No. Cars 



Columns for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger .. 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight- 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 



Dollars. Cents Mills. 



142,858 
5,495 
18.44 



4,600 

100,572 

3,845 

21.86 



14,261 



5,630 
215 

1 



3,525 



3,525 
134 



7,787 
297 

9,156 
350 

9,19l 
351 



21,392 

818 

1 



.77 
.55 
.02 
.77 
.53 
.30 



.54 
.76 
.03 
.54 

.82 
.27 



NORTH CAROLINA MIDLAND RAILROAD COMPANY. 



263 



MILEAGE . 
A. MILEAGE OF LINE OPERA.TED (Ali. Tracks.) 



State. 


I.INE REPKESBNTED 
BY CAPITAL STOCK. 

.Vlai„LiueB-S"p!jS 


Line 
Operated 

Under 
Trackage 

Rights. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


Rails. 




Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track 

Miles of yard track and sidings 


- 26. 15 
1.63 






26.15 
1.63 


23.35 


2.80 
















Total mileage operated (all tracks.) 


27.78 






27.78 


2,80 









RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES. 



New Ties Laid During Year— 
Nearly all oak— number 

Average cost at distributing point. 



CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



9,810 

28 



Locomotives. 



Passenger 

Switching 

Construction 

Mixed 

Total 

Average cost at distributing point 



Coal- 
Bitumi- 
nous. 



Tons. 

1651^ 
12 

728 



Total fuel 
consumed. 



Tons. 

1653^ 

12 

723 



Miles 
Run. 



902. 



,84 



902. 



.84 



.54 

145.76 

4.22 

171.10 



Average 

pounds 

consumed 

per mile. 



55.55 
22.67 
56.87 
84.56 



56.02 



CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 

BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


Aggregate 
Length. 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 
Iron 


1 

2 


Feet. 
625 
150 


Inches 


Feet. 
625 

75 


Inches. 


Feet. 
625 
7'i 


Inches. 


Wooden 








Total 


3 


775 






Trestles 


9 


2,252 




50 




600 





Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches, 26. 15 miles. 



Miles of line. 26. 



TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Miles of wire, 26.80. Western Union Telegraph Company. 



264 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



STATE UNIVERSITY RAILROAD COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED. 

1 A— State University Railroad Company, from University of North Carolina to Chapel Hill, 
10. 20 miles. 

CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— Number of shares authorized 313 

Par value of shares $100.00 

Total par value authorized 31,300.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 31,300.00 

Total number shares Issued for construction and outstanding 313 

RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Account. 


Total Amount 
Outstanding. 


Apportionment 
to Railroads. 


Amount Per Mile fo Line. 

■ 


Capital stock 


$31,300.00 


All. 


Miles. 

10.20 


Amount 

$3,069.00 


Bonds __. 












Total . 


31.300.00 


10.20 


3,069.00 







COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT. AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1896 $31,300.00 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1897 31,300.00 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., per mile • 3,0i38.62 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 





$7,686.14 
9,099.95 




Less operating expenses 




Deficit 




$1,413.81 




170.84 




Deductions from Income— 
Taxes 








Total deductions from income 




170. 84 








Deficit 


1,584.65 










1,584.65 


Deficit on June 30, 1896, [from " General Balance Sheet," 1896 
Report]. 

Deficit on June 30, 1897, [for entry on " General Balance Sheet,"] 


. 


66,654.70 






68,239.35 





STATE UNIVERSITY RAILROAD COMPANY. 
EARNINGS PROM OPERATIONS— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



265 



Item. 


Total 
Receipts. 


Deductions 

Account of 

Repayments, 

Etc. 


Actual 
Earnings. 


Passengers— 

T*n«!«pna'pr rpvpnnp 


13,096.25 








$7.45 




Less repayments— 

Tiplrpf,*! rprtppmpd 















7.45 














S3, 088. 80 
521.40 


Mail -- — 












196.10 


Tr.ytrfl hfl.P'P'fl.o'P and stovacrp 






47 68 








.84 












3,854.82 



Freight— 


3,825.52 














3, 82.-,. 52 






Total freight earnings .- - 




3,82.5.52 




1 






7, 680. 34 


Other Earnings from Operation— 

Other sources _ 


i 


5.80 




i 
i 






5.80 










7,686.14 








7,686.14 









CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

assets. 
Total balance— current liabilities S68,239.35 



LIABILITIES. 



Audited vouchers and accounts __ 
Total— current liabilities. 



OPERATING EXPENSES— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA 



5,239.85 



i, 239. 35 



Item. 



Maintenance of way and structures- 
Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Total 



Percentage of expenses to earnings— North Carolina. 



S3, 648. 43 

1,066.92 

4,085.01 

299.59 



).95 



118.40 



266 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE 



Item. 



PastSenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance cairied 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton* of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings -- 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 



Column 
for tonnage 

No. pas- 
sengers. No. 
trains, 

mileag* , 

No. cars. 



12, 199 

123,766 

•12,377 

10.15 



Column for revenue 
and rates. 



4,335 

48,850 

4,250 

10.00 



Dollars. 



$3,088 



3,854 
377 



8,825 



J, 825 
375 



6,914 
677 

7,680 
752 

7,686 
753 



Cents 



.32 
.87 
.84 
.97 
.14 
.51 
.45 
.95 
.14 
.54 



STATE UNIVERSITY RAILROAD COMPANY. 



267 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 


Assets. 


Year Ending June 


30, 1897. 


Total. 


Total. 


Increase 


Decrease. 


$31 300.00 


rCost of road | 

(Cost of equipment ) 

Profit and loss . .-. __ 


$31,300.00 
68,239.1^5 






66,654.70 


$1,584.65 




Grand total __ _.. -.. . 




97,954.70 


99,539.35 


1,584.65 






Liabilities. 
Capital stock 

Current liabilities 




31 300.00 


31,300.00 
68,239.35 






66,654.70 


1,584.65 




Grand total 




97,954.70 


99,539.3i 


1,584.65 









MILEAGE. 
MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (ALL TRACKS. 



Line in Use. 


line kepresented 

BY CAPITAL stock. 


Ltne 
Operated 

Under 
Trackage 

Rights. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


Rails. 




Main Line 


Branches 
and!Spur.«!. 


Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track 

Miles of yard track and sidings 


10.20 
.70 






10.20 
.70 


2.70 
No 


7.50 







record 


Total mileage operated (all tracks) 


10.90 






10.90 


2.70 


7.50 









RENEWAL OF RAILS AND TIES. 

New ties laid during year— nearly all oak. Number, 3,510. 
Average price paid for ties at distributing point, 28 cents. 



CONSUMPTION OP FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 


Coal— 
Bitumi- 
nous. 


Total 
Fuel Con- 
sumed. 


Miles 
Run. 


Average 

Pounds 

Consumed 

Per Line. 


Passenger 

Construction 

Mixed 


Tons. 
5 
4 

482 


Tons. 
5 
4 

482 


.286 

.334 

16.555 


34.96 
23.95 
68.38 


Total 

Average cost at distributing point 


491 

$1.39 


491 
$1.39 


17.175 


117.14 



268 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD-STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


Aggregate 
Length. 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 


1 


Feet. 
75 


Inches 


Feet. 
75 


Inches. 

-_ _ 


Feet. 

75 


Inches. 






Total . . 




75 










10 




380 




Trestles 


14 


2,301 











Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches, 10. 20 miles. 



TELEGRAPH. 

OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Miles of line, 10.20 Miles of wire, 10.20. Western Union Telegraph Company. 



YADKIN RAILROAD COMPANY. 



269 



YADKIN RAILROAD COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED. 





Terminals. 


Miles of 

Line for 

Each Road 

Named. 


Miles of 
Line for 

Each 

Class of 

Roads 

Named. 


Name. 


From — 


To- 


Yadkin Railroad Co 


Salisbury, N. C 


Norwood N C 




41.00 










Total 






41.00 













CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock : Common— Number of shares authorized- 
Par value of shares 

Total par value authorized 

Total amount issued and outstanding 

Amount of dividends declared during year 



IL',500 

SoO.OO 

625,000.00 

625,000.00 

None. 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND IN^COME BONDS. 

Class of bond or obligation— First mortgage. Date of issue, 1890. When due, 1935. 

Amount of authorized issued 5615,000.00 

Amount issued 615,000.00 

Amount outstanding 615,000.00 

Cash realized on amount issued-.-^ No record. 

Rate of interest, 6 per cent. When payable, April and October. 

Amount interest accrued during year 36,900.00 

Amount interest credited during year 86,9C0.00 

CURRENT LIABILITIES. 
Auditors' vouchers and accounts $260,147.04 

RECAPITULATION. 
A. FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Account. 


Total Amount 
Outstanding. 


APPORTIONMENT. 


AMOUNT PER MILE OF LI> E. 




To Railroads. 


Miles. Amount. 


Capital stoci: 


$625,000.00 
615,000.00 


All. 
All. 


41.00 
41.00 


$15,243.90 
15,000.00 


Bonds 




Total 


1,240,000.00 




41 00 ^0 '2AR ftO 











270 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RECAPITULATION OF FUNDED DEBT. 

Class of debt— mortgage bonds—amount issued ... $615,000.00 

Amount outstanding 615,000.00 

Amount of interest accrued during year 36,900.00 

Amount of interest credited during year 36,900.00 



COST OF EOAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Expenditures during year not included in operating expenses charged to construc- 
tion or equipment— sidings $551.06 



Total cost construction, equipment, etc., State of North Carolina, to June 30, 1898— 1,240,410.00 
Total cost construction, equipment, etc., State of North Carolina, to June 30, 1897__ 1,240,961.06 
Total cost construction, equipment, etc.. State of North Carolina, per mile 30,267.34 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. 



Item. 


Total Receipts. 


Deductions, 
Account of Re- 
payments, etc. 


Actual 
Earnings. 


Passenger- 
Pa (ssipn P'pr revenue 


$5,966.59 












Total passenger revenue _ _ _ 




$5,966.59 


Mail 






2.099.28 


THirnrpss _ _ _ _ 






453. 60 


Extra baggage and storage . - 






39.38 








23.76 












b, 582. 61 




16,296.32 






Fkeight— 






$120.00 




Less repayments— 

Ovprphin rjyp t.n sbinDers 














120.00 










Total freight revenue 




' 16,176.32 










Total freight earnings _____ _ __ 


16,176.32 










Total passenger and freight earnings. 
Other Earnings rROM Operation— 


24,758.93 
41.46 














Total other earnings 


41 46 










Total gross earnings from operation — N. C. 


24,800.39 








Total gross earnings from operation— entire line 


24,800.89 







YADKIN RAILROAD COMPANY 



'271 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 



Gross earnings from operation _ _ 


$24,800.39 
32,237.49 




Less operating expenses - - - - 




Income from operation _ 










Deficit 


$7, 437. 10 


Deductions from Income— 

Interest on funded debt accrued 


36,900.00 

1,2.58.83 


Taxes ._. . . 








Total deductions from income 




38,158.83 


Deficit _ 




45,595.93 








Deficit from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 


^5, 595. 93 


Deficit on June 30, 1896 [from "General Balance Sheet," 
1896 report.] 

Deficit for June 30, 1897 [for entry on " General Balance 
Sheet."] 






' 


213,595.05 
259,185.98 







OPERATING EXPENSES -STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— N. C 



$12,627.12 


3,149.86 


15,3^6.49 


1,104.02 


32,237.49 


129.99 



COMPARTIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 


ASSETS. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


1,240,410.00 

213,590.05 


Cost of road _ . 


$1,240,961.06 
259,185.98 


$551.06 
45,594.93 




Profit and loss 




Grand total 




1,454,000.05 


1,500,147.04 


46,146.99 




LlABIIilTIBS. 

Capital stock- . __ - 




$625,000.00 
615,000.00 
140,200.05 
73,800.00 


625,000.00 
615,000.00 
260,147.04 






Funded debt. 






Current liabilities. _ . . 


119,946.99 




Accrued interest on funded debt not yet 
payable. 

Grand total 


$73,800.00 




1,500,147.04 




1,454,000.05 


46,146.99 









272 



BOARD OF KAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



MILEAGE. 
A. MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (All Tracks.) 



Line in Use. 


LINE REPRESENTED BY 
CAPITAL STOCK. 


Total 
mileage 
operated. 


RAILS 




Main Line, l^^. 


Steel. 




41.00 


41.00 
3.44 


41.00 


Miles of yard track and sidings 


3.44 ._ .._ ._.. 








Total mileage operated (all track) 


44.44 . _ 


44.44 


41.00 









RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES. 
New Ties Laid During Year— 

Nearly all oak— number __ 

Average price at distributing point 



14,242 
28 cts. 



CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 


Coal- 
Bitumi- 
nous. 


Total 
fuel con- 
sumed. 


Miles 
Run. 


Average 

pounds 

consumed 

per mile. 


Switching 

Construction 

Mixed 


Tons 

.48 

1.00 
10.97 


Tons, 

.48 

1.00 
10.97 


42.84 

29.86 

256.62 


22.69 
66.66 
85.37 


Total 


12.45 


12.45 


328.82 


75.68 




1.19 


1.19 











CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD.— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 
BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Iltc. 



Item. 


Number. 


Aggregate 
lengiti. 


Minimum 
length. 


Maximum 
length, 


Bridges— 

Wooden — - 


3 


Feet. 
300 


Inches 



Feet. 
75 


Inches. 


Feet. 
150 


Inches. 






Total 


3 


300 








1,215 




40! 




Trestles 


27 


1,617 









Overhead highway crossings— bridges 1. Height of lowest above surface of rails, 21 feet. 
Gauge of track, 4 feet 9 inches. 41 miles. 



TELEGRAPH. 

OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Miles of line 41. Operated by the Western Union Telegraph Company. 
Miles of wire 41. Operated by the Western Union Telegraph Company. 



YADKIN RAILROAD COMPANY. 



273 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE. 



Item. 



Column for 
Tonnage, 
Number 
Passengers, 
No Trains. 
Mileage 
No. Cars. 



Column for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road- 
Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Totil freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Ti tal freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight re venue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Dollars. 



10,0J4 

■224,373 

5,473 

22.34 



24, 431 

685,166 
16,711 
28.17 



$5,{ 



8,582 

209 

1 



Cents Mills. 



22,142 
540 

24,758 
603 

21,800 
604 



32, 237 



.59 
.59 
.02 
.61 
.33 
.33 



16,176 I .32 



16,176 I .32 

394 j .51 

I .84 



405 
659 



^90 



212 
361 



016 



612 



623 



18 



274 



BOAED OF RAILROAD CX)MMISSIONEES. 

I 



MISCELLANEOUS ROADS. 



ABERDEEN AND KOCKFISH RAILROAD COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED. 





TERMINALS. 


Miles of 

Line for 

Each Road 

Named. 


Miles of 
Line for 

Each 
Class of 

Roads 
Named. 


Name. 


From— 


To- 


Aberdeen and Rockfish 


Aberdeen 




Endof 

Montn^se 


12.7.-. 
3.2;, 




Railroad. 


Junction 












Total 


16.00 















CAPITAL STOCK. 
Capital stock (S75, 606. 68) common — number shares authorized. 

Par value of shares 

Total par value authorized 

Total amount issued and outstanding 



RECAPITULATION OF FUNDED DEBT. 

Class of debt— mortgage bonds— amount of interest paid during year. 

CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 



Cash 

Due from agents 

Total— cash and current assets 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 



2,900 
$50.00 
145,000.00 
Nothing. 



$200. 00 



85,243.79 

738. 4S 



5.27 





$13,502.40 
5,894.49 












* Income from operation ._ 




$8,107.91 








Total income 


8,107.91 


Deductions from Income— 

Taxes 


319.88 
121.33 




Other deductions 








Total deductions from income 




441.21 








Net income 


7,666.70 


Surplus on June 30, 1896, [from "General Balance Sheet," 1896 
Report]. 

Total 




7,770.(^:0 






15,437.30 









ABEBDEEN AND ROCKFISH RAILROAD COMPANY. 



275 



COST OP ROAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Item. 



Construction— 

Right of way 

Other real estate _. 

Grading and bridge and culvert masonry . 

Bridges and trestles 

Rails 

Ties 

Buildings, furniture and fixtures 

Shop machinery and tools 

Engineering expenses 

Interest during construction 

Telephone 

Sidings and yard extensions 

Total construction 



Expendi- 
tures DUR- 
ING Year— 

Not In- 
cluded IN 
Operating 
Expenses. 



Equipment— 

Locomotives 

Combination cars— 

Other cars of all classes 

Total equipment 

Total cost construction, equipment, etc.— North Carolina 



Charged to 
construc- 
tion or 
equipment 



$250.00 



73.37 
66. 54 
53.93 



154.50 



598.44 



Total Cost 
to June 30, 



598.44 



SI, 908. 20 



4,025.00 

1,350.00 

31,846.18 

4,866.39 

760.00 

354.99 

690.40 

863. 60 

14.79 

749.70 



$47,429.25 



4,940.00 

789.41 

47.00 



5,776.41 



Total Cost 

to June 30, 

1897. 



53,205.60 



$1,908.20 

250.00 

4,025.00 

1,350.00 

31,846.18 

4,939.76 

826. 64 

408.92 

690. 40 

863.60 

169.29 

749.70 



48,027. 



4,940.00 

789.41 

47.00 



5,776.41 



53,804.10 



OPERATING EXPENSES— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 



Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

Total 



Amount. 



$2,121.91 

982.74 

2,289.84 



5,394.49 



276 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 


ASSETS. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 




Cost of road _ - _ 


$48,027.69 

5,776.41 

5,243.79 

738.48 

3,224.65 

12,596.16 
























Other assets _ - 








Material and supplies 








(Sinking fund 






" 


Grand total 








75,606.68 








LIABILITIES. 

Capital stock- 
















75,606.68 


11.210.55 













EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Number. 



Total 
Number 

Days 
Worked. 



Total 
Yearly Com- 
pensation. 



Average 

Daily 
Compen- 
sation. 



General officers 

Other officers 

General office clerks 

Station agents 

Other station men 

Enginemen 

Firemen 

Conductors 

Other trainmen 

Section foremen 

Other trackmen — 

Total (including " General Officers' 

Less " General Officers" 

Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N. C 



-N. C. 



620 



313 
313 



313 
313 
313 

626 
313 

1,787 



4,911 
620 



4, -291 



$2,000.00 



240.00 
480.00 



600.00 
300.00 
120.00 
375. 60 
420.00 
,072,20 



5,607.80 
2,000.00 
3, 607. 80 



DESCRIPTION OP EQUIPMENT. 
Locomotives— 

Freight, total number at end of year 1 

Equipped with train brake. 1 

Cars— 

Combination cars, number added during year 1 

Total number at end of year 1 



ABERDEEN AND ROCK FISH RAILROAD COMPANY. 277 

CHARACTERISTICS OP ROAD. —Continued. 
• BRIDGES,- TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 

Number bridges 1 

Aggregate length, feet 450 

Gauge of track 4 feet 8}i inches, 16 miles. 

TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY COMPANY. 
Miles of line, 16. Miles of wire, 16. 



278 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



ABERDEEN AND ASHEBORO RAILROAD COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED. 



Name. 


TERMINALS. 


Miles of 

line for 

each road 

named. 


Miles of 
line for 
each class 
of roads 
named. 


From 


To 


Aberdeen and Asheboro- - 


Aberdeen 


Asheboro, N. C 

Troy, N. C 


56.00 
7.50 






Biscoe, N. 




Aberdeen and Asheboro _ 










Total 


63 50 















CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— Number of shares authorized . 

Par value of shares 

Total par value authorized 

Total amount issued and outstanding „ 

Issued for reorganization — common— total number shares issued during year- 
Cash realized on amount during year , 

Total number shares issued and outstanding 

Total cash realized 



6,500 

$100.00 

650,000.00 

250,000.00 

1,000.00 

$40,000.00 

2,500.00 

190,000.00 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 



CASH AND CURRENT ASSETS AVAILABLE FOR PAYMENT OF CURRENT LIABILITIES. 

Cash 

Due from agents _ 

Due from solvent companies and individuals 

Net traffic balances due from other companies 

Total— Cash and current assets 

Balance— Current liabilities 

Total 

CURRENT LIABILITIES ACCRUED TO AND INCLUDING JUNE 30, 1897. 

Loans and bills payable 

Audited vouchers and accounts 

Wages and salaries 

Total— Current liabilities 

Balance— Cash assets 

Total 

Materials and supplies on hand, $1, 600. 00. 



$2,800.00 
1,116.40 
1,212.00 
1,000.00 



6,128,44 
72,541.05 



78, 



).45 



77,551.25 


418.20 


700.00 


78,669.45 


6,128.40 


72,641.05 



ABERDEEN AND ASHEBORO RAILROAD COMPANY. 



279 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 



Class of Bond or 
Obligation. 



20year bonds 

Total 

Mortgage bonds 

Miscellaneous obligations 
Grand total 



Time. 




G 


aj o 


<^ -,- 






Q^l 


■^5 


18!10 


1910 



AtPOUllT. uf 

Aulhorized 

Issue. 



Amount 
Issued. 



Per Mile of 
Track. 



«2, 000.00 



$.50,000.00 



bO,000.00 



Amount 
Outstanding. 



S5O,00J.00 



50,000.00 
76,911.25 



Cash Real- 
ized on 
An.ount 
Issued. 



$-17,500.00 



47,500.00 



rH,911.25 



126,911.25" 



12-1,411.25 



Class of Bonds or Obligation. 



20-year bonds 

Total 

Mortgage bonds 

Miscellaneous obligations 
Grand total 



INTEREST. 



Rate. 



When 
Payable. 



6 IJan. and July 



Amount 
Accrued 
During 



Amount 

Paid 

Daring 

Year. 



$3,000.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


2,493.51 


2,493.51 



5,493.51 5,493.51 



RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MIL "lAGE OWNED. 





Account. 


Tc.tal 
M mount out- 
standing. 


Apportion- 
ment to 
Railroads. 


AMOUNT PER MILE OF 
LINE. 




Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stock 


$250,000.00 


$250,000.00 


63.50 


$3,937.00 




■ 


Total 










■'^ "-'^ 





RECAPITULATION OP FUNDED DEBT. 





Amount 
Issued. 


Amount 
Outstanding. 


INTEREST. 


Class of Debt. 


Amount 

Accrued 

During Year. 


Amount 

Paid Dunng 

Year. 


Mortgage bonds . 


$50,000.00 
76,911.25 


$50,000.00 
76,911.25 


$3,000.00 
2,463.51 


$3,000.00 
2,493.51 


Miscellaneous obligations 




T. )tal - 


126,911.25 


126,911.25. 


5,493.51 


5 493 51 







280 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 





expenditures 

DURING YEAR. 


Total cost to 
Juue 80, 1896. 




[TEM. 


Charged to In- 
come Account 
as Permanent 
Improvements. 


Total cost to 
June 30, 1897, 


Construction— 
Right of way 


$300.00 

11,020.60 

200.00 

31,911.00 

6,750.00 


$350.00 

38,000.00 

5,600.00 

82,412.00 

12,750.00 

1,000.00 

1,500.00 

1,000.00 

490.00 

3,200.00 

3,200.00 

500.00 
1,122.00 


1650.00 

44,020.60 

5,800.00 

114,323.00 

19,500.00 

1,000.00 

2,600.00 

1 000 00 


Gradingand bridge and culv't masonry 
Bridges and trestles . 


Rails- 


Ties - 


Ottier superstructure 


Buildings, furniture, and fixtures 

Shop machinery and tools 


1,100.00 




350.00 


840 00 


Interest during construction -. 


3,200.00 
3,200.00 

825.00 


Discount on securities sold for con str u c - 




tion. 
Telegraph line 




325.00 


Sidings and yard extensions _ 


1, 122. 00 


Other items . 


1,865.85 










Total construction . 


53,822.45 


148,325.81 

22,300.00 
2,000.00 

21,000.00 
1,000.00 


202, 148. 26 

22,300.00 
4,000.00 

21,000.00 
1,000.00 


Equipment- 
Loco motives 


Passenger cai?s 

Freight cars 

Other cars of all classes 


2,000,00 








Total equipment 


2,000.00 


46,300.00 


48, 300. 00 




Grand total cost construction, equ p 
ment, etc. 


55,822.45 


194.625.81 


250,448.26 



Cost per mile $4,431. 



RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES. 

New rails laid during year— steel, tons 4,038.80 

Weight per yard, pounds 40 

Average price per ton at distributing point $18.00 

New ties laid during year— yellow pine and oak, number 17,713 

Average price at distributing point 10 cts 

CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 

Passenger— yellow pine wood, cords 1,713 

Average cost at distributing point , 75 cts 



ABERDEEN AND ASHEBORO RAILROAD COMPANY. 



281 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 



Gross earnings from operation 


$48,427.10 
36,002.56 














$12,424.54 
12,4:4.54 






Deductions from Income— 
Interest on funded jJebt accrued 


3,000.00 
2,493.51 

758.90 
53,822.45 




Taxes .. 








Total deductions from income 


60,074.86 








Deficit 


47,650.32 


Deficit from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 

Surplus on June 30, 1896 [from "General Balance Sheet," 1896 
Report]. 

Deficit on June 30, 1897 [for entry on " General Balance Sheet"— 


.47,650.32 
20,322.12 

27,328.20 









EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. 



Item. 


Total 
Receipts. 


Deductions, 
Account of Re- 
payments, etc. 


Actual 
EarningR. 


Passenger— 

Passenger revenue 


$3,226.54 










Total passenger revenue _ 




$3,2-:6.54 


Mail _ _ 






1,810.00 










Total passenger earnings 


5,0 6.54 




42,872.45 






Freight— 

Freight revenue 




Dess repayments 


141.06 










Total deductions 


141.06 










Total freight revenue - __ 




42.731.49 










Total freight earnings 


42,731.39 








Total passenger and freight earnings. 
Other Earnings from Operation— 

Car mileage— balance _ 


47,767.93 
412.62 






Rents from tracks, yards and terminals 






246 55 










Total other earnings 


659 16 




" "" " 






Total gross earnings from operation— N. C. 


48,427.10 









282 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



OPERATING EXPENSES. 



Item. 



Maintenance of Way and Structures— 

Repairs of railway 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of buildings aud fixtures 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

Other expenses 

Total 

Maintenance op Equipment— 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools. 

Other expenses 

Total 

CoNDUcriNG Transportation— 

Engine and roundhouse men 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow, aud waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service— .: 

Train supplies and expenses 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen __ 

Station service 

Station supplies 

Hire of equipment— balance 

Loss and damage 

Stationery and printing 

Total 

General, Expenses— 

Salaries of General Officers 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general offices) 

Total 1 



Amount. 



S3, 917. 50 


1,771.33 


75.00 


183.86 


410.80 


6,358.49 


876. 19 


118.00 


1,410.18 


119.47 


150. 16 


2,674.00 




5,212.26 


1,285.16 


410.16 


H99. 22 


264. 12 


5,397.14 


114.62 


296.82 


3,016.90 


269. 81 


178. 19 


319.00 


42.12 


17,205.52 


8,000.00 


800.00 


■227.65 


18.00 


479.15 


59.84 


9,584.64 



ABERDEEN AND ASHEBORO RAILROAD COMPANY, 



283 



OPERATING EXPENSES— Continued. 



Item. 



Recapitui-ation of Expenses— 
Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total 



$6,538.40 
2,674.00 

17, 205. 52 
9,584.64 



36,002.56 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 


Number. 


T<tal No 
of Days 
Worked. 


Total Yearly 
Compensa- 
tion. 


Average 
Daily 

Compen- 
sation. 


General officers 


5 

1 
9 
4 
4 

2 
23 

1 
1 
2 
7 
32 


1,560 

200 

2, 108 

1,024 

1,024 

624 

5,361 

300 

200 

610 

1,592 

8,300 


$8,000.00 

850.00 

2,020.00 

1,576.86 

768.00 

960.96 

3,216.6) 

600.00 

300.00 

762.00 

1,830.80 

4,980.00 


$5 13 


General office clerks 


1 75 


Station agents 


96 


Enginemen 


1.54 


Firemen 


.75 


Conductors 

Other trainmen 


1.54 
60 


Machinists 


2 00 


Carpenters 


1 50 


Other shopmen 


1 25 


Section foremen 


1.15 


Other trackmen 


60 






Total (including "General Officers")— N.C- 
Less " General Officers " 


91 
5 


22,903 
1,560 


25,365.22 
8,000.00 


1.11 






Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N. C 


86 


21,343 


17,365.22 


.86 


DlSTEIBUTION OP ABOVE— 

General administration 


2 
41 

3 
45 


624 
10, 404 

910 
10,965 


3", 500. 00 
8,610.80 
1,362.00 
11,892.42 




Maintenance of way and structures __. 




Maintenance of equipment 




Conducting transportation 








Total (including "General Officers ")-N.C._ 


91 
5 


22,903 
1,560 


25,365.92 
8,000.00 




Less " General Officers" 










Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N. C- 


86 


21,343 


17,366.22 









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COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



JUXE 30, 1896. 


ASSETS. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$148,325.81 


Cost of road __ 


$202,148.26 

48,300.00 

6,128.40 

1,600.00 






46,300.00 


Cost of equipment 




8,220.00 
1,912.00 


Cash and current assets 

OTHER ASSETS. 




























LIABILiITIES. 

Capital stock _ . 








150,000.00 
50,000.00 
35,174.00 


250,000.00 
50,000.00 






Funded debt 






Current liabilities _._ . 








Grand total 



























DESCRIPTION OP EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 


Total 
number 
at end of 

year. 


EQUIPMENT FITTED 

WITH 

TRAIN^BRAKE. 




No. 


Name. 


Locomotives— 

Freight 


4 


1 


Westinghouse 






4 










Total locomotives owned 

Cars in Passenger Service— 

First- class cars 


4 

1 
3 


1 

1 


Westinghouse 


Combination cars 


Westinghouse 






Total 


4 
53 






In Freight Service— 

Flat cars 








Total ' 


53 
4 






In Company's Service— 

Gravel cars 








Total 


GI 










Total cars owned 


65 







Freight engine fitted with automatic coupler, 1. 



ABERDEKN AND ASHEBOKO RAILROAD COMPANY 



2^5 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE. 



Item. 



Column for 
Tonnage, 

No. Passen- 
gers, No. 
Trains, 
Mileage, 
No. Cars. 



Columns for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Total passenger revenue 

Total passenger earnings 

Freight Traffic— 

Total freight revenue 

Total freight earnings 

Passenger and Freight- 
Passenger and freight earnings . 
Operating expenses 



Dollars. Cents 
8,226 .24 
5,036 .54 



42,731 
42.731 



48, 427 
36,002 



Mills. 



CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 
BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


Aggregate 
Length. 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges — 
Wooden 


1 
I 


Feet. 
50 
200 


Inches. 


Feet. 


Inches. 


Feet. 
2!0 


Inches. 


Combination 



















Total 




350 














20 






Trestles 


5 


75 













Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches, 63.50 miles. 



TELEGRAPH. 

OWNED BY COMPANY. 

Miles of line, 63.50. Miles of wire, 70.50. Miles of line operated by this company, 63.50. 



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ATLAN FA, KNOXVILLE AND NORTHERN RAILWAY 

COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 



Name. 


TERMINALS. 


Miles of 

Line for 

Each Koad 

Named, 


Miles of 
Line for 

Each 
Class 'of 

Roads 
Named. 




From— 




To- 


Atlanta, Knoxville and 


Marietta, Ga 

Blue Ridge. Ga 


Knoxville, Tenn 

Marphy, N. C 


205. 12 
25.00 




Northern Ry. Co. 








Total 


230. 12 













CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock : Common— Number of shares authorized , 30,000 

Par value of shares $100.00 

Total par value authorized 3,000,000.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 3,000,000.00 

Amount of dividends declared during year None. 

FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MLSCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS 



Class of Bond or 
Obligaiim 



First mortgage 



Income 

Total— mortgage bonds 
Income bonds — 



TIME. 






Dec. 


1st. 


1896 


1946 


Dec. 


1st. 


1896 


1946 











Amount of 

authorized 

issue. 



$1,500,000.00 



1,500,000.00 



1,500,000.00 



1,500,000.00 



Amount 
issued. 



Amount 
outstanding. 



$1,500,000.00 



1,500,000.00 



1,50 ',000.00 



1,500,000.00 



$1,600,000.00 



1,500,00). 00 



1,500,000.00 



1,500,000.00 



Cash realized 

on amount 

issued. 



Class of Bond or Obligation. 



Mortgage bonds 

Income bonds 

Grand total 



INTEREST. 



Rate 



When 
payable. 



June & Dec. 
June & Dec. 



Amount 
accrued dur- 
ing year. 



$43,750.00 
43,750.00 



87,500.00 



Amount paid 
during year. 



ATLANTA, KNOXVILLE AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 287 
RECAPITULATION OP FUNDED DEBT. 





Amount 
Issued. 


Amount 
OulstanUuig 


INTEKEST. 


Class of Debt. 


Amountae 
crued dui 
uig year. 


Amount- 
paid during 
year. 


MortgagG bonds 


$1,500,000.0. 
l,oOd,OOO.lO 


$l,oOvi,000.00 
1,500,000.00 


$43,7.jO.Cu 
43,750. C:.' 




Income bonds 








Total 


3,000, 000. U 


3, 000, 000. Ou 


«7,500.0u 









CUERENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Cash $9,480.67 

Due from agents , 3,847.78 

Due from solvent companies and individuals 7,792.03 

Other eash assets ^ 510.72 



Total— Cash and current assets 21,643.20 

Balance— Current liabilities 1)5,944.79 



Total 87,587.99 

LIABILITIES. 

Loans and bills payable 47,909.57 

Audited vouchers and accounts 17,959.98 

Wages and salaries & 12, 151.92 

Miscellaneous _ 9,50o.52 

Total— Current liabilities 87,587.99 

87,087.99 



Total. 



Materials and supplies on hand, $10,308.74. 



RECAPIIULATION. 
A. FOR MILEAOE OWNED. 



ACCOUisT. 


Total Auiouul 
Outsstauding. 


APPOKTiOxN MEJN T. 


AMOUJST FEK MILE OF LI2<E. 




To Railioads. 

$3,l00,00u.00 
3,000,Ox.U.0O 


Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stoCji. 


$3,000,000.00 
3,0u0,(.00.00 


230.1- 
239.1- 


$13,037.00 
13,037.00 


Bonds 




Total... 


0,000, UOO. 00 


0,000,000.00 




20,074.00 



B FUR MILEAGE OPERATED. 
Name of road— Atlanta, Kno.wille aud Northern K,itilvva> Co., capital stoci 
Funded debt 



Total 

Amount per mile of line (miles 230.12). 



$3,000,000.00 
3,000,000.00 

0, 000, 000. 00 
20, 074. 00 



288 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COST OF EOAD, EQUIPMENT. AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Construction— Expenditures during year— 

Rigiit of way $473.00 

Rail fastenings . 4,535.82 

Fences 1, 148.03 

Filling trestles . 127. 52 

Rails 34, 956. 13 

Buildings 4,882.30 

Stiop machinery and tools 8,831.88 

Engineering expenses 442.56 

Telegraph line 6,323.63 

Broadening narrow gauge, Blue Ridge to Murphy 9,571.71 

iSidings and yard extensions 2,847.06 

Other items 1,774.03 

Total construction during year 75,913.97 

Total co.st construction, equipment, etc., N, C, during year 7,360.16 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1897 6,000,000.00 



OPERATING EXPENSES. 



Item. 



Recapitulation of Expenses— , 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— entire line ... 

Operating Expenses— State of North Carolina- 
Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— North Carolina. 



S40,626.78 
15,958.00 
57, 020. 88 
2 ,483.44 

135,089. 10 



2,478.38 


219.64 


732.27 


277,73 


3,708.02 


1.179 



RENTALS PAID. 
RENTS PAID FOR LEASE OF TRACKS, YARDS AND TERMINALS. 
Situation of property leased— Knox ville, Tenn. 
Name of company owning property leased— K. C. G. & L. R.y. 

Grand total rents $2,360. 



ATLANTA, KNOXVILLE AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 289 



INCOME ACCOUNT— Entire Line. 



Gross earnings from operation 


$171,124.21 
135,(189.10 












$36,035.14 
36,035. 14 






Deductions fkom Income— 


753.37 




Permanent improvements 


75,913.97 
19,838.76 









Total deductions from income _ _ _ 




96,506.10 






Deficit 




60, 470. 96 
60,470.96 
4,894.91 

55,576.05 


Deficit from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 




Surplus from books Glover & Spalding, receivers, Nov. 1, 
1896. 

Deficit on June 30, 1897, (for entry on " General Balance 
Sheet.") 





EARNINGS PROM OPERATION. 



Item. 



Passenger— 

Passenger revenue 

Less repayments- 
Excess fares refunded 

Total deductions s 

Total passenger revenue 

Mail 

Express 

Total passenger earnings 

Freight— 

Freight revenue 

Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers 

Total deductions 

Total freight revenue 

Total freight earnings 

Total passenger and freight earnings. 

19 



Total 
Receipts. 



$ 39,517.7c 



Deductions, 
Account of Re- 
payments, etc. 



$61. 



112,500.06 



61.30 



294.81 



294.81 



Actual 
Earnings. 



39, 456. 49 

10,700.72- 
5,942.83.: 



56,150.0* 



112, 205. 25 



112,205.25 



168,356.29 



290 



BOARD OF EAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EARNINGS PKOM OPERATION— Continued. 



Item. 


Total 
Receipts. 


Deductions, 
Account of Re- 
payments, etc. 


Actual 
Earnings. 


Other Earnings from Operation— 

Telegraph companies __ 






1 561 86 


Otber sources - _. 






1 207 09 














2,768,92 








Total <^ross earnings from operation — N. C ._ - 


3,144.32 
171 124 24 


Total gross earnings from operation— entire 
line. 













COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



JUSK 30,1896. 


Assets. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. 


Item. 


Total. 


Decrease. 




Cost of road _ 


S6, 000, 000.00 
21,643.20 
10,368.74 
55,576.05 


$6,000,000.00 
21,643.20 
10,368.74 
55,576.05 


















Profit and loss - 












6,087,587.99 


6,087,587.99 






Liabilities. 
Capital stock ^ 

Funded debt -_ 






3,000,000.00 

3,000,000.00 

87,587.99 


3,000,000.00 

3,000,000.00 

87, 587. 99 










Current liabilities .- _- _. 




~ 


Grand total- _ 






6,087,587.99 


6,087,587.99 











MILEAGE. 
A. MILEA.GE OF ROAD OPERATED (All Tracks.) 



State or Territory. 


LINE REPRESENTED BY 

capital stock. 


Total 
mileage 
operated. 


rails 




Main Line. 


Branches 
and Spurs. 


Iron. 


Steel. 




95.12 
110.00 


11.00 


106. 12 

110.00 

14.00 












"N'nrt.Vi rJn.T'olina 


14.00 














Total mileage operated (single track).. 


205. 12 


25.00 


230. 12 


21.25 


220.12 



ATLANTA, KNOXVILLE AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 291 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES— Entire Line. 



Class. 
(8 months.) 


No. 


Total 
Number 
of Days 
Worked. 


Total 

Compensa- 
tion. 

(8 months.) 


Average 
Daily Com- 
peusation. 


General officers 


4 

1 

9 

32 

8 

12 

14 

10 

2S 

6 

9 

25 

24 

125 

3 

2 

28 


960 

240 

1,914 

7,680 

1,728 

2,344 

2,360 

1,784 

3,440 

928 

1,440 

3,560 

4,992 

24,590 

720 

480 

5,42-) 


.$4,488.02 
1,000.00 
3,562.80 

10, 377. 25 
1,728.00 
8, 337. 60 
3,464.00 
4,809.18 
4,472.00 
2,552.00 
2,520.00 
3,560.00 
5,790.72 

22,131.00 

720.00 

1,200.00 

8,680.00 


$4 67 


Other officers 


4 17 


General office clerks 


1 82 


Station agents 


J 35 


Other station men 


1 00 


Flnginpmpn 


3 60 


Firemen. ... 


1 47 


Conductors 


2 69 


Other trainmen 


1 30 


Machinists 


2 75 


Carpenters _ 


- 1 75 


Other shopmen . 


1 00 


Section foremen __ 


1 16 


Other trackmen 


90 


Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen . 


1 00 


Telegraph operators and dispatchers 


2 50 


All other employees and laborers — _ _. 


1 60 






Total (Including "General Officers") 


6 


64,615 
960 


89, 392. 57 
4,488.02 


1 38 


Less " General Officers ;' 


4.67 


Total (excluding "General Officers") 


331 

14 

182 
40 
101 


63,655 

3, 144 

36, 207 

5,928 
19,336 


84,901.55 

9 050 82 


1.33 


Distribution of Above— 
General administration . .. 


Maint'^nance of ways and structures 


36,521.72 1.06 

8,632 1.4.) 

33,188.03 1.72 


Maintenance of eqiupment 

Conducting transportation 


Total (including "General Officers") 


337 
6 


64,615 
960 


89 392 57 I '^5 


Less " General Officers " 


4,488.02 4.1)7 


Total (excluding " General Officers ") 


331 
337 


■63,655 
64,615 


84 904 55 \ vi 


Total (including "General Officers")— entire line 


89,3«2.57 


1.35 



292 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT— Entire Line. 



Item. 


Number 

Added 

During 

Year. 


Total 
Number 
at End 
of Year. 


equipment fitted 

WITH TRAIN 
BRAKE. 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 




No. 


Name. 


No. Name 


Locomotives— 
Passenger __ - 




5 

11 

1 


5 

3 

8 

1 


Westinghouse 

New York. 
Westinghouse 

New York. 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 


1 


Freight 






Switching ___ — — 














Total locomotives in service 




17 


.. .. 










Total locomotives owned 





17 


17 






Cars in Passenger Service— 
First-class cars 




11 
1 
4 


11 
1 
4 


11 
1 
4 

16 

21 

22 


i 
Janney. 
Janney. 
Janney. 


Parlor cars 




Baggage, exp. and postal cars. 






Total 




16 


16 


Janney. 






Cars in Freight Service- 
Box cars leased 

Flat cars .. _ _ _ 


21 


51 

87 
9 
4 


21 


Janney. 
Gallagher. 


Stock cars _ _ - 








4 


Buckeye. 


Coal cars 












Bal. 


Chain Brake. 

Westinghouse 


Bal. 


all link & pin. 








Total - 




101 

1 
5 


101 

1 


101 

1 




Cars in Company's Service - 
Officers' and pay cars 




Janney. 
Link and pin. 


Caboose cars 














Total 




6 


6 


6 














123 


123 


128 














21 


21 


21 
102 














102 


102 











ATLANTIC AND NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



293 



ATLANTIC AND NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED. 

Goldsboro to Morehead City, 95 miles. 



GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 
TREASURER'S REPORT. 



To capital stock authorized 

Less capital stock not issued 

To capital stock outstanding 

Receipts (see statement) 

First mortgage bonds 

Due on open account-approved warrants 

Due to railroad and steamship companies 

Due to agents 

Due to dividends not called for 

Profit and loss 

Total 

By construction and equipment 

Disbursements (see statement) 

Due irom agents 

Due from. railroad and steamboat companies. 

Cash on hand*30Lh June, 1897 . 

Total 



$1,800,000.00 
2,800.00 



2,177,027.98 

197,773.37 

3,643.09 

6,509.28 

24,266.16 



$1,797,200.00 

177,320.29 

325,000.00 

1,318.40 

1,333.24 

51.74 

1,596.50 

105,399.71 



2, 409, 219. i 



2,409,219.88 



EQUIPMENT. 

EQUIPMENT AS RETURNED FOR ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION. 
Locomotives— 

2 passenger, 2 freight, 2 switching and 2 others. 
Cars in Passenger Service— 

2 first-class passenger cars, 5 second-class passenger cars, 4 combination cars, 1 parlor car, 

4 baggage and express cars. 
Cars in Freight Service— 

55 box cars, 45 flat cars, 6 coal cars, 10 hand cars, 1 old caboose car. 



294 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



AUDITORS REPORT. 



Earnings. 


Amount. 


Total. 


From freight at stations , _ . 


$75,820.00 

58,638.80 

10,857.80 

8,740.20 




From passengers at stations- _ 




From express . 




From United States mail _ 


§149,057.35 






From rents 


276.00 
22.95 
79.26 




From sale of old material. 




From miscellaneous _ _ 


378. 21 








149,435.56 



Expenses. 


Amount. 


Total. 


For conducting transportation 

For motive power 


$20,216.14 

20,664.96 

5,658.06 

29,489.73 

91,671.90 






For maintenance of cars 




For maintenance of roadway 




For general expenses _ 








Total __ _ 




$167,700.79 


Deduct this amount for permanent improvements and extra- 
ordinary repairs and dividends to stockholders and fixed 
charges (interest and taxes) as per statement annexed not, 
operating expenses 




82,355.22 








Total operating expenses 


85,345.57 


Balance 




64,089.99 










149,435.56 



Deduct sales of old material $22.95, from balance $64,089.99, leaving net proceeds to balance 
$64,067.04. 

Note.— The following amounts are included in the above amounts, taxes, interest (coupons) 
dividends to stockholders, permanent improvements, etc., viz.: 



Item. 



Amount. 



New track scales at Kinston 

New passenger depots at Kinston and Falling Creek 

New side tracks at Hines' Mill, Kinston 

Interest (coupons) 

Taxes 

Dividends to stockholders 

Total 



$90.57 
1,035.00 
888.25 
19,500.00 
6,925.40 
53,916.00 



82,355.22 



ATLANTIC AND NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



295 



RECEIPTS. 

RECEIPTS, 1896-1897. 



To balance 30th June, 1896 




$44,719.24 


Cash received during fiscal year ending June 30, 1897, as 
follows : 


$144,904.59 

1,865.12 

10,817.44 

8,441.09 

276.00 

4.75 

2,434.72 

8,576.58 








Southern Express Company 




U. S. Mail 




Rents 




Sale of old material 




Foreign ticket sales 




Miscellaneous 


177,320.29 




Total 




222,039.53 







DISBURSEMENTS. 

DISBURSEMENTS, 1896-'97. 



By cash paid general officers 

shop hands 

section road and bridge hands 

station agents and hands 

train hands 

blanks, stationery and printing 

legal expenses 

taxes— State, county and municipal . 

wood 

cross ties 

directors and finance committee 

coupons 

judgments 

dividends 

insurance 

steel rails 

current vouchers 

Balance 

Total 



$4,988.71 

15,280.50 

17,478.92 

12,047.33 

3,790.31 

1,300.54 

1,760.51 

6,975.40 

6,814.75 

6,726.60 

520.00 

19^500.00 

672.95 

53,555.50 

855.75 

628.12 

44,877.48 



$197,773.33 
24,266.16 



222,039.53 



296 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



OPERATING EXPENSES. 



Item. 



Conducting Transportation— 

Agents and assistants at stations 

Agents, soliciting 

Car cleaning and inspecting 

Car service (mileage) 

Conductors, baggage masters and brakemen 
Drawback and allowance (error in billing) ._. 

Fuel and lights for stations 

Incidentals 

Ice 

Labor at stations 

Loss and damage 

Stationery and printing 

Stock killed 

Telegraph expenses (including operators) — _ 

Rents 

Telephone (service) 

Total 

Motive Power— 

Engineers and firemen 

Fuel for locomotives 

Fuel and lights for shops , 

Incidentals 

Locomotive engines, repairs of 

Oil, tallow, and waste 

Patterns and tools, repairs of 

Shops and engine houses, repairs of 

Shop machinery, repairs of 

Superintendence 

Stationery and printing 

Watchmen and engine wipers 

Water, wood and coal stations 

Total 



Amount. 



t6, 628. 14 

1,016.85 

359.02 

1,091.13 

3,757.30 

1,154.90 

370.62 

44.56 

5.20 

3,451.59 

317.98 

888.60 

226. 25 

775.00 

90.00 

36.00 



20,216.14 



6,208.62 
6,518.75 

89.65 

11.99 
3,386.97 

67.30 
206.70 
311.27 

51.74 
1,560.00 

22.86 
1,147.44 
1,081.47 



20, 664. 



ATLANTIC AND NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COMPANY. 



297 



OPERATING EXPENSES.— Continued. 



Item. 



Maintenance of Cars— 

Passenger, baggage, express and mail cars, repairs of 

Incidentals 

Ice for cars 

Fuel and lights for cars 

Freight cars, repairs of 

Tools 

Total 

Maintenance of Roadway— 

Bridges and trestles, repairs of 

Cross ties and expenses of 

Cars, road, repairs of 

Depot, grounds and buildings, repairs of 

Division houses, repairs of 

Frogs and switches 

Fuel and lights 

Incidentals 

Platforms and road crossings 

Road bed, repairs of 

Superintendence 

Tools and repairs of tools 

Watchmen 

Wharves and landings 

Telephone service 

Turn tables 

New track scales at Kinston 

New passenger depot at Kinston and Falling Creek .. 

New sidetrack at Hines' Mill 

New draw 

Total 

General, Expenses— 

Coupons 

Clerks 

Pay of directors, finance and other committees 

Fuel and lights 

Incidentals _.. 

Insurance 

Legal expenses 



Amount 



$3,088.82 


43.26 


6J.28 


186.29 


2,268.47 


7.24 


6,658.06 


3,165.1,5 


6,664.30 


139.90 


622.59 


7.74 


318.84 


21. 15 


91.69 


386. 33 


12,486.10 


1,440.00 


57.13 


1,605.00 


452. 09 


15.00 


2.30 


90.57 


1,035.00 


888.25 


.60 


29,489.73 


19,500.00 


706.67 


529. 50 


79.02 


372. 84 


938. 25 


2,600.97 



298 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



OPERATING EXPENSES— Continued. 



General. Expenses— Conimwed 

Office expenses 

Ice 

Salary of general officers 

Stationery and printing 

Taxes 

Traveling expenses 

Rent of land 

Telephone services 

Dividends to stockholders 

Total 

Recapitulation— 

Conducting transportation 

Motive power 

Maintenance of cars 

Maintenance of roadway 

General expenses 

Grand total 



$260.90 

13.50 

5,100.00 

304. 13 

6,925.40 

313. 72 

50.00 

61.00 

53,916.00 

91,671.90 



20, 216. 14 


20,664.97 


5,658.06 


29,489.73 


91,671.90 



167,700.79 



ATLANTIC AND DANVILLE RAILWAY COMPANY. 299 



THE ATLANTIC AND DANVILLE RAILWAY COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED. 

Main line-Norfolk, Va., to I^anville, Va 203.46 

James River Division— Emporia to Claremont 51.00 

Braoches _* 22.50 

Operated under trackage rights 1.50 



278. 46 



Sidings 25. 55. 22 miles in North Carolina. ' • 

Capital stock— entire line J_l $5,279,000.00 

Capital stock— North Carolina 425, 113.60 

Funded debt— entire line 1,238,000.00 

Funded debl^North Carolina 99,696. 14 

Cost of road and equipment 6,688,093.51 

Cost of road and equipment— North Carolina 538,592. 17 

Gross earnings entire line 541,957.18 

Gross earnings— North Carolina 43,643,81 

Operating expenses— entire line 404,280.95 

Operating expenses— North Carolina 32,556.74 

Employees— entire line 833 



300 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CALDWELL AND NORTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED. 

Lenoir, N. C, to Collettsville, N. C, main line (miles) 10.60 

Sidings 1.50 

Total 12.10 

Capital stock * ! 180,000.00 

Cost of road 60,678.16 

Cost of equipment 5,868.69 

Cost of construction per mile 5,724.84 

Cost of construction and equipment per mile 6,277.99 

Gross earnings 6,260.53 

Operating expenses 9,174.64 

Employees I 10 



CAXE FEAR AND YADKIN VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. 



301 



CAPE FEAR AND YADKIN VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 





Terminals. 


Miles of 

Line for 

Each Road 

Named. 


Miles of 
Line for 

Each 

Class of 

Roads 

Named. 


Name. 


From— 


To- 


Main line 


Wilmington, N.C-- 
South Car. State line 
Climax, N C 


Mt. Airy, N. C 




248.28 


Bennettsville branch 


Fayetteville, N. C 

Ramseur, N. C 

Madison. N.C 

Flat Rock Quarry -__. 

Proximity Mills 

Aldrich Quarry 

Cape Fear Buff Quar. 

Bennettsville, S. C 


46.75 

18.74 

n.39 

2.02 

2.02 

.94 

1.10 




Factory branch 

Madison branch 




Stokesdale. N. C 

Mt. Airy,N.C 

Greensboro, N. C 

San ford N C 




Granite branch 




Furnace branch 




Aldrich Quarry branch . 
Cape Fear Buff branch- 




Gulf, N. C 

South Car. State line 


82.96 


South Carolina Pacific 
Railway Company. 





10. 50 


Total 


841.74 













CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— Number of shares authorized ^ 

Par value of shares 

Total par value authorized 3 

Total amount issued and outstanding 1 

MANNER OF PAYMENT FOR CAPITAL STOCK. 

Total number shares issued and outstanding for cash 

Total number shares issued for construction and outstanding 

Total— 

Total cash realized— common $1 

Total cash realized, issued for construction— common 

Total 1 

EXPLANATORY REMARKS. 



30,000.00 

$100. 00 

,000,000.00 

,972,900.00 

10, 033 

9,696.00 

19,729.00 

,003,300.00 

969, 600. 00 

972,900.00 



Under contract for the construction and equipment of the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Rail- 
way Company, the North State Improve Company receives $5,000 per mile of road con- 
structed and equipped, as follows: 

Wilmington Extension — main track sidings, miles 86.35 

Factory Branch— main track sidings, miles 19.29 

Madison Branch— main track and sidings, miles 11.66 

Granite Branch— main track and sidings, miles 2.22 

Furnace Branch— main track and sidings, miles 1.00 

Mt. Airy Branch— main track and sidings, miles 73.40 

Total 193,9 

at $5,000 per mile, $969 .«00, for which certificate has been issued. 



302 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 



Class of Bond 




Time. 


Amount of 

Authorized 

Issue. 


Amount 
Issued. 


Amount 


OR Obligation. 


o © 


CD d 




Outstanding. 


First mortgage 


1886 
Jun 1 


1916 
Jun 1 








Series "A" 

Series "B" 


$1,500,000.00 ' $1,500,000.00 
734,000.00 7:^4.000.00 


$1,500,000.00 

734,000.00 

820,000.00 

1,8(58,700.90 

3,054,000.00 

1,868,700.00 


Series "C" 

Consolidated mortgage 


— - 





820,000.00 
1,868,700.00 
3,054,000.00 
1,868,700.00 


820.000.00 
1,868,700.00 
3,054,000.00 
1,868,700.00 


Mortgage bonds 






Income bonds 














4,922,700.00 


4,922,700.00 


4,922,700.00 










Cash Realized 

on Amount 

Issued. 


interest. 


Class of Bond or 
Obligation. 


Rate 

Per 

Cent. 


When 
Payable. 


Amount 

Accrued 

During Year. 


Amount 

Paid 

During Year. 


First mortgage 













Series "A" 


$1,500,000.00 

734,000.00 

820,000.00 

1,868,700.00 

3,054,000.00 

1,868,700.00 


6 
6 
6 
6 
6 
6 


June 1 

and 

December 1 

April and Oct. 


$90,000.00 
44,040.02 
49,200.00 
Payable 

183,240.00 
Earned. 




Series "B" 




Series "C" 




Consolidated mortgage 

Mortgage bonds 


when earned. 


Income bonds 


When 








Grand total 


4, 922, 700- 00 


183,240.00 















RECAPITULATION OP FUNDED DEBT. 





Amount 
Issued. 


Amount 
Outstanding. 


INTEREST. 


Class of Debt. 


Amount 

Accrued 

During Year. 


Amount 

Paid 

During Year. 


Mortgage bonds - 


$3,054,000.00 
1,868,700.00 


$3,054,000.00 
1,868,700.00 


$183,240.00 
Payable 






when earned. 






Total 


4,922,700.00 


4,922,700.00 


183,240.00 









CAPE FEAR AND YADKIN VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. 



303 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 



ASSETS. 

Cash 

Due from agents 

Due from solvent companies and individuals 

Net traflSc balances due from other companies 

Other cash assets [excluding " materials and supplies"] 

Total— Cash and current assets 

Balance— Current liabilities 

Total ■- 

LIABILITIES. 

Audited vouchers and accounts 

Wages and salaries 

Matured interest coupons unpaid 

Miscellaneous 

Total— Current liabilities 

Total 



$116,595.77 


6,357.00 


ll,fl06.43 


8,386.19 


2,154.69 


145,400.63 


302,954.27 


448,354.90 


29,340.82 


119,277.35 


1,671.00 


398,065.73 


448,351.90 


448,354.90 



Materials and supplies on hand, $15, 888. 41. 



RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



ACCOUNT, 


Total 

Amount 

Outstanding. 


Apportion- ' ^^^TfYine '""^^ 

ment to ^^ ^^^^^ 
Railroads 




Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stock .. 


$1,972,900.00 
4,922,700.00 


$1,972,900.00 331.24 
4,922,700.00 j 331.24 


$5,956.00 
14,861.00 




Total - _ „ 


6,895,600.00 


6,895,600.00 [ 331.24 


20,817.00 





MILEAGE OPERATED. 



Name of Road. 


Capital 


Funded 


Total. 


amount per mile 

OF LINE. 






Miles. 


Amount. 


The Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 
Railway Company. 

The South Carolina Pacific Rail- 
way Company. 


$1,972,900 

100,000 


$4,922,700 
101, 600 


$6,895,600 
204,600 


331.24 

10.50 


$:0,817 
19,486 


Total— __ 


2,072,900 


5,027,300 7 100.200 


341.74 


20, 776 











304 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

COST OP ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Item. 


Total Cost to 
June 30, 1896. 


Total Cost to 
June 80, 1897. 


Cost Per Mile. 


Construction— 
Right of way 


$1,573.75 

341.00 

240.18 

14,919.16 

9,184.64 

2,094.61 

2, 269. 12 

11,666.10 

586. 21 

66.92 

414.80 

28,371.59 

2,655.50 

6,741,765.25 

273.84 


$1,573.75 

341.00 

240. 18 

14,919.16 

9,184.61 

2,091.61 

2,269.12 

11,666.10 

586.21 

66.92 

414.80 

28,371.59 

2,655.50 

6,744,765.25 

273.84 


$4 75 


Other real estate 


].03 


Fences— .. 


.73 


Grading and bridge and culvert masonry. 
Bridges and trestles . 


45.04 

27.73 


Ties . - 


6.82 


Other superstructure 


6.85 


Buildings, furniture and fixtures 

Shop machinery and tools 


35.21 
1.77 


Telegraph line 


.20 


Wharfing, etc. — 


1.26 


Sidings and yard extensions 


85 65 


Terminal facilities and elevators 


8.02 


Road built by contract 


20,362.17 


Other items 


.83 






Total construction 


6, 819, -122. 67 


6,819,422.67 


20, 587. 56 






Equipment— 
Locomotives* ._ 


133,700.46 

68,362.73 

298.58 

293,886.42 

559.88 

758.77 


151,850.46 

68,352.73 

298.58 

293,386.42 
559.88 
758.77 


458. 43 


Passenger cars 


206.35 
.90 


Freight cars. _ 


885.72 


Other cars of all classes. .__ 


1.69 


Floating equipment- 


2.29 






Total equipment 


497,056.84 


515,206.84 


1,555.38 




Total cost construction, equipment, 
etc.— North Carolina. 


7,316,479.51 


7,334,629.51 


22,142.94 



* Total cost locomotives, charged to construction or equipment, $18, 150.00. 
EXPLANATORY REMARKS. 



Additions for Ykar— 






Interest for six months from December 1st 1896 to June 


$91,620.00 




1st, 1897, on $8, 051,000. 00 at 6 percent, per annum. 




J. W. Fries, receiver N. S. I. Co., balance on rent rolling 
stock (settled). 


867.89 


$92,487.89 






Credit— 






By unpaid wages - 




145. 81 








Deductions from Income— 


92,342.08 


The amount opposite interest on funded debt accrued is 
not taken into Receiver's accounts. 







CAPE FEAR AND YADKIN VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. 



305 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 
JOHN GILL, RECEIVER CAPE FEAR AND YADKIN VALLEY RAILWAY. 



Gross earnings from operation 


$556,929.18 
476,098.61 




Less operating expenses 








Total 




$82,830.57 


Deductions— 




Rents 


6,276.90 
19,128.64 




Taxes 




Total - - - 


2o, 404. 64 








Surplus 


57,425.93 
99,840.41 


Surplus— balance June 30, 1896 








Total 


157,266.34 
722.08 


Deductions — wage account (profit and loss). . ..J 










Surplus June 30, 1896 ... 


156,544.26 







INCOME ACCOUNT. 



Gross earnings from operation 


$558,929.18 
476,098.61 




Less operating expenses 




Income from operation 


$82,830.57 








Total income 


82, 830. 57 


Deductions from Income— 

Interest on funded debt accrued . 


183,240.00 
6,276.00 
19,128.64 




Rents paid for lease of road _ 




Taxes 








Total deductions from income 




208,644.64 






Deficit 


125,814.07 








Deficit from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 


125,814.07 
266,639.59 


Deficit on June 30, 1896, [from "General Balance Sheet," 1896 




RepoitJ. 

Additions for year __ ___ 




392,453.66 
92,342.08 






Deficit on June 30, 1897, [for entry on " General Balance Sheet,"] 


484 795 74 







RENTALS PAID. 

A. RENTS PAID FOR LEASE OF ROAD. 
Name of road— South Carolina Pacific Railway Co., interest on bonds guaranteed— 
Total cash _ 



$6,276.00 
6,276.00 



B. RENTS PAID FOR LEASE OP TRACKS, YARDS AND TERMINALS. 
Terminals— situation of property leased, Greensboro, N. C. Name of company owning pro- 
perty! leased, Southern Railway Company, $150. 

20 



306 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. 



Item. 


Total Receipts. 


Deductions, 
Account of Re- 
payments, etc. 


Actual 
Earnings. 


Passenger— 


$107,033.28 






Less repayments- 
Tickets redeemed _ 


$110.17 








. 


Total deductions 


110. 17 










Total passenger revenue 




$106,923.11 

26,826.76 

7,500.00 

1,201.88 

142,454.75 


Mail 






Express 






Extra baggage and storage 


__ _ . 










Freight— 


421,761.36 






$7, 133.03 




Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers 












Total deductions 


7,133.03 










Total freight revenue 




414,628.33 








Total freight earnings 


414 628 33 










Total passenger and freight earnings. 
Other Earnings fkom Operation— 


557,083.08 
652. 76 








800. 00 


Other sources 






393 34 










Total other earnings 


1,846.10 








Total gross earnings from operation — N. C. 


558,929.18 
558,929.18 


Total gross earnings from operation— entire line 











COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET— Receiver's Account. 
JOHN GILL, RECEIVER, CAPE FEAR AND YADKIN VALLEY RAILWAY CO. 



Assets. 


$6,819,422.67 

515,206.84 

4,580.i61 

145,400.63 

15,888.41 


Liabilities. 




Cost of road 


Capital stock 


$1,972,900.00 

4,922,700.00 

448,354.90 

156,544.26 


Cost of equipment 


Funded debt 


Other permanent improvem'nt 

Cash and current assets 

Material and supplies 


Current liabilities 


Profit and loss 




Total 




Total 


7,500,499.16 


7,500,499.16 







CAPE FEAR AND YADKIN VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. 



307 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 


Assets. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$;6, 819, 422.67 

497,056.84 

4 580 61 


Dnst, of ron d 


fifj, 819,422. 67 
515,206.84 








818,150.00 




Other permanent investments 


4,580.61 
145, 400. 63 






107,299.71 
13,614.01 


Cash and current assets 


•AR 100 Q';* 




Materials and supplies 


1 
15,888.41 1 2 274.40 




Profit and loss - __ -. 


484,795.74 


484,795.74 






Grand total 




7,441,973.84 


7,985,294.90 


543,321.06 




Liabilities. 
Capital stock 




$1,972,900.00 

4,922,700.00 

446,533.43 


$1,972,900.00 

4,922,700.00 

448,354.90 

641,340.00 


1 








$1,821.47 - 


Accrued interest on funded debt not yet 
payable, 3 years and 6 months from 
December 1, 1898, to June 1, 1897. 


641,340.00 




99,840.41 




$99,840.41 








7,441,973.84 


7,985,294.90 


543,321.06 









MILEAGE. 
A. MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (ALL TRACK-S). 



I 


line represented 

BY CAPITAL STOCK 


Line 

operated 

under 

lease. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


Rails. 


Line in Use. 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 
and spurs 






Iron . 


Steel. 




248.28 
24.18 


82.96 
7.34 


10.50 
1.54 


341.74 
33.06 


.83 
23.66 
24.49 


310 91 


Miles of yard track and sidings 


9.40 


Total mileage operated (all tracks) 


272.46 


90.30 


12.04 


374.80 


350.31 



B. MILEAGE OF LINE OPERATED BY STATES (SINGLE TRACK). 



State of North Carolina. 


Line Represented 
BY Capital Stock. 


Line 

Operated 

Under 

lease. 


Total 
Mileage 


rails. 




Main Line 


Branches 
and Spurs. 


Operated. 


Iron. I Steel. 

1 


North Carolina - . 


248.28 


82.96 




331.24 
10.50 


.83 


330 41 


South Carolina - __ _ 


10.50 


in RC\ 








- -- . ...„„ 


Total mileage operated (single 
track). 


248.28 


82.96 


10.50 


341.74 


.83 


340.91 



308 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE. 



Item. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance cairied 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation .. 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road— 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Column 
for tonnage 

No. pas- 
sengers, No. 
trains, 

mileagp, 

No. cars. 



Ud, l;w 

,368,093 

21,546 



Column for revenue 
and rates. 



336,912 

1,318,850 

91,615 



Dollars. Cents Mills 



$106,923 



142, 454 

416 



414,628 
1 



414, 628 

l,2i;> 

1 

521,551 

1,526 
557, 083 

1,630 
558,9:9 

1,635 

1 

476,098 

1,393 



82,830 
243 



.11 
.74 
.01 

.75 
.85 
.56 



.33 

.23 
.01 
.33 
.29 
.37 



.44 
.16 




.08 




.14 




.18 




.54 







465 


.61 





.16 




.85 


577 


.57 




.88 





CAPE FEAR AND YADKIN VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. 



309 



OPERATING EXPENSES. 



Item. 



Amount. 



Maintenance of Way and Structures— 

Repairs of roadway 

Renewals of rails 

Renewals of ties 

Repairs and renewals of bridges and culverts 

Repairs and renewals of fences, road crossings, signs, and cattle guard 

Repairs and renewals of building*^ and fixtures 

Repairs and renewals of docks and wharves 

Repairs and renewals of telegraph 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Maintenance of Equipment— 

Superintendence 

Repairs and renewals of locomotives 

Repairs and renewals of passenger cars 

Repairs and renewals of freight cars 

Repairs and renewals of work cars 

Repairs and renewals of marine equipment 

Repairs and renewals of shop machinery and tools 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

Conducting Transportation— 

Superintendence 

Engine and roundhouse men 

Fuel for locomotives 

Water supply for locomotives 

Oil, tallow, and waste for locomotives 

Other supplies for locomotives 

Train service 

Train supplies and expenses 

Switchmen, flagmen, and watchmen 

Telegraph expenses 

Station service 

Station supplies 

Switching charges— balance 

Car mileage— balance 



S"j9,377.44 


20,031.63 


29,784.86 


23,09^.11 


636.46 


9,619.53 


2,114.11 


l.-^.92 


96.58 


7.39 


144,796.03 



3,575.50 

25,464.44 

6,7.36.01 

15,380,40 

383. 47 

853. 59 

840.01 

()7. 70 

1,025.36 



54,386.48 



8,120.44 

35,798.56 

4?, 450.56 

1,219.78 

2, 189. 44 

867. 84 

26,584.84 

4,890.11 

10,432.16 

10,078.11 

43,211.61 

2,020.24 

2,248.63 

3,313.61 



310 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 
OPERATING EXPENSES— Continued. 



Item. 



Conducting Transportation— Continued. 

Hire of equipment— balance 

Loss and damage 

Injuries to persons 

Clearing wrecks •_ 

Operating marine equipment 

Advertising 

Outside agencies 

Rents for tracks, yards and terminals 

Rents of buildings and other property-*. 

Stationery and printing 

Other expenses 

Total 

General Expenses— 

Salaries of General Officers 

Salaries of clerks and attendants 

General office expenses and supplies 

Insurance 

Law expenses 

Stationery and printing (general offices) 

Other expenses 

Total 

Recapitulation of Expenses— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— entire line 



Amount, 



$17,103.55 

3,284.41 

1,337.07 

472.67 

5,163.02 

46 J. 20 

912.91 

150.00 

1,843.68 

4,542.38 

43.35 



228, 2-23. 17 



23,313.04 
9,225.38 
1,211.18 
4,514.99 
9,050.11 
1,046.66 
301.57 



48,692.93 



144,796.03 
54,386.48 

228,223.17 
48,692.93 



476,098.61 
85.18 



RENEWALS OP RAILS AND TIES. 



New Rails Laid During Year— 

Steel— tons 

Weight per yard 

Average price per ton at distributing point. 

New Ties Laid during Year— 



Pine, oak and black cypress— number- 
Average price at distributing point 



650 

60 

$29.90 



112,466 
25 cts. 



CAPE FEAR AND YADKIN VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. 



311 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 



Number. 



Total No. 
of Days 
Worked. 



Total Yearly 

Coropensa- 

tion. 



Average 
Daily 

Compen- 
sation. 



General officers 

General office clerks 

Station agents 

Other station men 

Enginemen 

Firemen 

Conductors 

Other trainmen 

Machinists 

Carpenters 

Other shopmen . 

Section foremen 

Other trackmen 

Switchmen, flagmen and watchmen 

Telegraph operators and dispatchers 

Employees— account floating equipment 

All other employees and laborers ^___ 

Total (including "General Officers")— N.C. 

Less "General Officers" 

Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N. C. 

DiSTKIBUTION OF ABOVE— 

General administration 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment . 

Conducting transportation 

Total (including "General Officers")— N. C. 

Less " General Officers " 

Total (excluding " General Officers")— N. C. 

Total (including "General Officers")— entire 
line. 



11 
20 

61 
70 
27 
22 
18 
60 
10 
50 
40 
50 
219 
33 
21 



3,443 

6,260 

19,093 

21,910 

8,451 

6,886 

5, 634 

18,780 

3,130 

15,650 

12,520 

15, 650 

68,547 

10,329 

6,573 

1,878 

1,252 



$27,843,04 
12,039.70 
22,376.65 
18,194.65 
25,759.58 
7,831.96 
12, 46 \ 53 
19,776.12 
7,290.15 
19,378.84 
12,529.01 
19, 436. 95 
34,358.03 
10,941.18 
9,126.30 
2, 832. 85 
1,376.53 



722 
11 



225,986 
3,443 



263,552.07 
27,843.04 



711 



222,543 



235,709.03 



32 
335 



294 



10,016 
104,855 
19,093 
92,022 



34,710.82 
67,363.47 
25,202.02 
136,275.76 



722 
11 



225,986 
3, 443 



263,552.07 
27,843.04 



711 222,543 
711 I 222,543 



235,709.03 



235,709.03 



$8.09 
1.92 
1.17 

.83 
3.05 
1.14 
2.21 
1.05 
2.33 
1.24 
1.00 
1.24 

.50 
1.06 
1.39 
1.51 

i.m 

1.17 

8.09- 
1.06 



3.47 
.64 
1.32 
1.48 
1.17 



1.06 
1.06 



312 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT. 



Commodity. 



Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 



Freight re- 
ceived from 
connecting 

roads 
and other 
carriers. 



Total 
Freight Tonnage. 



Products of Agriculture— 

Grain 

Flour — 

Other mill products 

Hay 

Tobacco 

Cotton 

Fruit and vegetables 

Products of Animals— 

Livestock 

Dressed meats A— 

Other packing-house products 

Poultry, game and fish 

Wool 

Hides and leather 

Products of Mines— 

Anthracite coal 

Bituminous coal 

Coke 

Ores 

Stone, sand and other like articles. 

Products of Forest— 

Lumber 

Manufactures— 

Petroleum and other oils 

Sugar 

Naval stores 

Iron, pig and bloom 

Iron and steel rails 

Other castings and machinery 

Bar and sheet metal 

Cement, brick, and lime 

Agricultural implements 

Wagons, carriages, tools, etc 

Wines, liquors, and beers 

Household goods and furniture 



Whole Tons. 
1,140 

1,799 
1,085 
282 
2,882 
7,521 
1,122 

293 

1,003 

155 

180 

15 



1,295 

3,948 

1 

2,214 

20,184 



61,880 

829 

367 

13,011 

24 

417 

783 

381 

1,648 



305 

821 



Whole Tons. 
9,036 
13,122 
3,H90 
3,583 
1,922 
1,597 
2,654 

719 
2,557 

563 
85 
18 
13 

461 

63, 452 

1,161 

5 

1,935 

2,316 

1,060 

819 

35 

150 

86 

5,760 

1,959 

8,113 

121 



Whole Tons. 
10,176 
14,921 
5,075 
3,815 
4,304 
9,118 
3,776 

1,012 

3,570 

718 

215 

33 

51 

1,756 

67,400 

1, 162 

2,219 

22,119 

64,196 

1,889 

1,186 

13,016 

174 

503 

6,543 

2,040 

4,761 

129 

937 

754 

1,260 



Per Cent. 
, 8.02 
4.43 
1.51 
1.13 
1.28 
2.71 
L12 



CAPE FEAR AND YADKEN VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. 



313 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT— Continued. 



Commodity. 


Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 


Freight re- 
ceived from 
connecting 

roads 

and other 

carriers. 


Total 
Freight Tonnage. 


Manufactures— Continued. 

Merchandise 

Miscellaneous : Other commodities not men- 


IVhole Tons. 
7,333 

42,442 


Whole Tons 
534 

37,745 


IVhole Tons. 

7,867 

80, 187 


Per Cent. 
2.33 

23.80 








174,845 


162,067 


336,912 


100.00 







CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 


Coal— 
Bitumi- 
nous. 


Wood- 
Hard. 


Total 
fuel con- 
sumed. 


Miles 
Run. 


Average 

pounds 

cousumed 

per mile. 


Passenger _ — . _ _ . 


Tons. 

5,673 

5,338 
13 

6 


Cords. 

423 

9,237 
2,427 
1,848 


Tons: 

5,955 

11,496 
1,631 
1,238 


254,231 

302, 107 

51,019 

67,793 


46.85 


Freight -- - 


76.11 


Switching -. 


63.94 


Construction— work trains 


42.84 


Total 


11,030 


13,935 


20,320 


665, 153 


61.10 




$1.98 


$1.55 

















ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. 





EMPLOYEES. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trainmen. 


Switchme*!, 

Flagmen and 

Watchmen. 


Other 
Employees. 


Total. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Falling from trains and 


2 


2 
2 












2 


engines. 
Derailments 










2 


2 














Total . _ _ 


2 


4 










2 


4 









Passengers. 






OTHERS. 






Kind of Accident. 


Trespassing. 


Not 
trespassing. 


Total. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Other causes 






3 


1 







3 


1 










Total. 






3 


1 






3 


1 


I 











314 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



DESCRIPTION OP EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 


Number 
Added 
During 
Year. 


Total 
Number 

at end 
of year. 


EQUIPMENT FITTED 
WITH TRAIN BRAKE, 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 




No. 


Name. 


No. 

2 


Name. 


Locomotives— 

Passenger _ 




8 
16 
3 


8 
10 


Westinghouse 
Wes>tinghouse 


Janney. 


Freight 


2 




Switching 










Westinghouse 
WestiDghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 






Total locomotives in service- 
Less locomotives leased 


2 


27 
•1 


18 

4 


2 


Janney. 








Total locomotives owned 

Cars in Passenger Service— 

First-class cars 


2 


23 

5 

10 
6 


14 

5 
10 
6 


2 

5 
10 
6 


Janney. 
Janney. 


Second-class cars — 




Janney. 


Baggage, express and postal cars.. 




Janney. 








Total 




21 

296 

258 
20 


21 

19 

1 


21 

243 

1 

1 

51 

134 

13 


Janney. 


In Freight Service- 
Box cars - 




Th'rm'd 
Chicago 
Janney 
Janney. 

Th'rm'd 


Flat cars.— — ._ . 




Stock cars 




Th'rm'd 








Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 




Total 




574 

1 
2 
11 

7 


20 
1 


443 

1 




In Company's Service— 

Officers - . 




Janney. 


Gravelcars 






Caboose cars 








10 


Th'rm'd 


Other road cars 
















Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 






Total 




21 


1 


11 
475 
215 










Total cars in service.. 




616 
215 


42 

1 




Less cars leased 












Total cars owned 




401 


41 


260 











CAPE FEAR AND YADKIN VALLEY BAILWAY COMPANY. 



315 



CHARACTERISTICS OP ROAD. 
BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


Aggregate 
Length. 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 


2 
15 


Feet. 

805 

2,015 


Inches. 


Feet. 
125 
40 


Inches. 





Feet. 
680 
2i0 


Inches. 


Wooden . 








Total _. _. 


17 


2,820 










10 




1,708 




Trestles 


180 


19,598 




:__ 



Overhead highw^ay Crossings: 

Trestles— number .___ 

Height of lowest above surface of rail— _ 

Overhead Railway Crossings— 

Bridges— number 

Height of lowest above surface of rail- 
Trestles— number 

Height of lowest above surface of rail. — 
Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches, 331.24 miles. 



5 

15.07 

1 
16.05 

4 
16.06 



CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 



WORKING DIVISIONS OR BRANCHES. 


ALIGNMENT. 


PROFILE , 


From— 


To- 


Miles. 


Number 

of 
Curves. 


Aggregate 

Length 

of Curved 

Line. 


Length 

of 

Straight 

Line. 


Length 

of 
Level 
Line. 


Main 


Line. 






Miles. 


Miles. 


Miles. 


Wilmington, N. C- 


Fayetteville, N. C— 


82.45 


18 


3.13 


79.32 


16.65 


Fayetteville, N. C— . 


Greensboro, N, C 


96.27 


145 


21.62 


74.65 


8 


Greensboro, N. C 


Mt Airy, N. C 


69.56 


170 


20.05 


49.51 


5.07 


Bennetts ville 


Branch. 












Fayetteville, N. C -_. 


S. C. State Line 


46.75 


47 


5.46 


41.29 


7.28 


Factory 


Branch. 












Climax, N. C__ ... 


Ramseur, N. C — 


18.74 


39 


5,54 


13.20 


2.45 


Madison 


Branch. 












Stokesdale 


Madison, N. C 


11.39 


30 


4.28 


7.11 


1.50 


Granite 


Branch. 












Mt. Airy 


Flat Rock Quarry .. 
Branch. 


2 02 


14 


93 


1 09 


30 


Furnace 












180 Mile Post. 


Proximity Mills ..._. 
Branch. 


2.02 


7 


90 


1 12 


39 


Aldrich Quarry 












Sanford 


Aldrich Quarry 

Quarry Branch. 


94 


3 


70 


24 


15 


Cape Fear Buflf 












Gulf 


C. F. Buff Quarry. .. 


1.10 


7 


38 


72 


4 






Total. ._ 


831.24 


480 


62.99 


268.25 


41 83 









316 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 
CHARACTERISTICS OP ROAD -Continued. 



WORKING DIVISIONS OR BRANCHES. 






PROFILE. 






From— 


To- 


No. 


Sum of 
Ascents. 


Aggregate 

Length of 

Ascending 

Grades. 


No. 


Sum of 
Descents, 


Length of 
Descend- 
ing 
Grades. 


Main 


Line. 




Feet. 


Miles. 




Feet. 


Miles. 


Wilmington, N.C-. 


Fayetteville, N. C. 


57 


6,927.8 


35.57 


45 


5,927.8 


30.23 


Fayetteville, N. C- 


Greensboro, N. C— 


70 


22,906.7 


47.82 


66 


15,682.1 


40. 45 


Greensboro, N. C-— 


Mount Airy, N. C. 


60 


23,96:1.7 


34.56 


52 


22,032.3 


29.93 


Bennetts ville 


Branch. 














Fayetteville, N. C- 


S. estate Line — 


38 


5,650.4 


23.43 


41 


4,777.8 


16.04 


Factory 


Branch. 














Cliniax, N. C 


Ramseur, N. C — 


14 


1,456.7 


3.58 


19 


5,084.7 


12.71 


Madison 


Branch. 














Stokesdale, N. C— 


Madison, N. C 


7 


1,381.3 


2.33 


10 


5,360.3 


7.56 


Granite 


Branch. 














Mt. Airy 


Flat Rock Quarry- 


3 


972.4 


l.OS 


1 


655 


64 


Furnace 


Branch. 














180 Mile Post 


Proximity Mills _. 


5 


472.3 


90 


5 


311 


73 


Aldrich Quarry 


Branch. 






• 








San ford 


Aldrich Quarry 


2 


212.8 


22 


2 


644.8 


57 


Cape Fear B iff 


Quarry Branch. 














Gulf 


C. F. Buff Quarry. 


2 


109.8 


30 


4 


406 


76 


Total 


258 


61,137.9 


149.79 


245 


60,881.8 


139.62 









TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Miles of line, 325.16. Miles of wire, 549.94. Owned by the Western Union Telegraph Company. 
Operated by the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway Co. 



I 



CARTHAGE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



317 



CARTHAGE RAILROAD COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 

Carthage Railroad— from Cameron to Carthage, 10 miles. 



CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common — Number of shares authorized 10,000.00 

Par value of shares $25.00 

Total par value authorized 250,000.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 10,050.00 

MANNER OF PAYMENT FOR CAPITAL ST^CK. 

Total number shares issued and outstanding for reorganization— common 642 

Total cash realized, issued for reorganization— common 16,050.00 

CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Cash .-__ _ $21,119.81. 

( 

COST OP ROAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Item. 



Construction— 

Right of way 

Grading and bridge and culvert masonry 

Bridges and trestles 

Rails 

Ties 

Other superstructure 

Engineering expenses (hauling) 

Other items 

Total construction 

Equipment— 

Locomotives 

Passenger cars 

Total equipment 



Total Cost 

to June 30, 

1896. 



JP15.00 

10,fi00.00 

950.00 

2-1,000.00 

5,400.00 

20.00 

125.00 

110.00 



841,400.00 



5,000.00 
2,100.00 



7,100.00 



Total Cost 

to June 30, 

1897. 



$15.00 

10,600.00 

y50. 00 

24,000.00 

5,400.00 

20.00 

125.00 

110.00 



41,400.00 



6,500.00 
2, 100.00 



8,600.00 



Total cost 
per mile. 



$1.50 

1,060.00 

95.00 

2,400.00 

540.00 

2.00 

12.50 

11.00 

4,140.00 



650.00 
210.00 



860.00 



318 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Account. 


Total Amount 
Outstanding. 


Apportionment 
to Railroads. 


Amount Per Mile to Line. 


CftpitEil stock- 


$10,050.00 


All. 


Miles. 

10 


Amount. 

$1,605.00 


Bonds 












Total 


10,050.00 


10 


1,605.00 



- INCOME ACCOUNT. 



Gross earnings from operation 

Less operating expenses - 


$22,092.65 
11, 678. CO 














$10,414.65 
10,414.65 






Deductions from Income— 
Rents paid for lease of road 


- - -'- 

1,440.00 

353. 42 

1,500.00 


Taxes. . . . _ _ . ___ 




Permanent improvements 








Total deductions from income 




3,293.42 


Net income 




7,121.23 


Surplus from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 




7,121.23 


Surplus on June 30, 1896 [from "General Balance Sheet," 1896 
Report]. 

Additions for year 




13,998.58 
7,121 23 




Surplus on June 30, 1897 [for entry on " General Balance Sheet"] 




21,119.81 







COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 


Assets. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. 


Item. 


Total. 


Decrease. 








$41,400.00 
8,600.00 






Cost of equipment _ ._ 








Grand total 










50,000.00 






Liabilities. 
Capital stock - 










16,050.00 
7,121.23 






Profit and loss 




$1,536.37 




Grand total. -- -- 

























CARTHAGE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



319 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 


No. 


Total 
Number 
of Days 
Worked. 


Total 
Yearly 
Compensa- 
tion. 


Average 
Daily Com- 
peusation. 




1 
1 
3 
1 
2 
2 
4 

12 

1 


312 
312 
936 
312 


$1,200.00 
300.00 
780.00 
180.00 

1,600.00 

510. 00 

810.00 

1,747.00 

24.00 
















!Rnginemen ... , 








Firemen - _ 


j. 

1,248 




Other trainmen . __. _ _ 


.57 


Section foremen 




Other trackmen ._ __ 


312 












Total (including "General Officers")— N. C. 


29 

1 




7,211.00 
1,500.00 




Less " General Officers". 










Total (excluding "General Officers")— N. C. 


28 




5,711.00 

1,500.0:) 
2, (ill. 00 
3,100.(i0 




Distribution of Above— 
Maintenance of ways and structures.— . _ 






Maintenance of equipment-. — _. 








Conducting transportation _^_ _ 
















Total (i-ncluding " General Officers")— N.C. 




7,211.00 
1,500.00 




Less "General Officers" . 
















Total (excluding " General Officers ") 






5,711.00 













FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT. 



Commodity. 


Freight 

originating 

on this 

road. 


Freight re- 
ceived from 
connecting 
roads and 

other 
carriers. 


Products of Agriculture— 

Flour- 


WTiole Tons. 


Whole Tons. 
216 


Other mill products 




700 


Hay __ 




60 


Products of Forest- 

Lunaber. 


19,309 

580 
400 


40 


Manufactures— 

Naval stores 




Wagons, carriages, tools, etc 




Merchandise . 


1 900 


Miscellaneous— other commodities not mentioned above 


23 








Total tonnage— entire line 


20,312 


2,916 





320 



BOAED OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE. 



Item. 



Column for 
Tonnage, 
Number 
Passengers, 
No Trains, 
Mileage, 
No. Cars. 



Column for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passexager and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses, including interest 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Dollars. 



$2,519 



3,517 
351 



23, 228 



18,575 



Cents\ Mills. 



,07 



18,575 
],8 7 



22,092 
2,209 

22,092 
2,209 

22,092 
2, 209 



.47 
.51 



14,971 .42 
1,497 .14 



7,121 .23 
712 .12 



CARTHAGE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



321 



EARNINGS PROKL OPERATION. 



Item. 


• Tr.+«i ' Deductions, 
Rpppi nts Account of Re- 
Receipts. ■ payments, etc. 


Actual 
Earnings. 


Passenger— 

Passenger revenue 


$2,519.07 










Total passenger revenue 

Mail 


1 


$2,519.07 
928. 08 


Exptess _ _ 


1 
1. . 


54.03 


Extra baggage and storage - i 




15 00 








Total passenger earnings _ _ 


5 517 18 


Freight— 

Total freight revenue 








18,575.47 












Total freight earnings _ 


18,575.47 









Total passenger and freight earnings. . , 




22,092.65 






Total other earnings 


22,092.65 






Total gross earnings from operation— . __ _ _ _ . 


22 092 65 


entire line. 







DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. 

Locomotives owned— 1 passenger, equipped with American Steam Brake. 

1 freight, equipped with Hand Brake. 
Cars— 1 combination, equipped with Westinghouse Air Brake. Other passenger cars, 1. 



MILEAGE. 
A. MILEAGE OF LINE OPERATED (All TRACKS.) 



State. 


LINE REPRESENTED 
BY CAPITAL, STOCK. 


Line 

Operated 

Under 

lease. 


Total 
Mileage 
Operated. 


Rails. 


Main Line 


Branches 
and Spurs. 






Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track . 


10.00 
.32 




10.00 
.32 


10.00 
.32 






Miles of yard track and sidings 




.32 , 






Total mileage operated (all tracks.) 








1 




i 


1 1 



21 



322' 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 
CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 


Coal- 
Bitumi- 
nous. 


Wood- 
Soft. 


Total Fuel 
Consumed 


Miles Run. 


Average 

Pounds 

Consumed 

per Mile. 


Passenger -_ 


Tons. 


Cords. 
400 

800 


Tons. 
400 

800 


193.44 




Freight - 














Total — 




1,200 


1,200 


193.44 


1 20 












$1.00 



















OPERATING EXPENSES. 



Operating Expenses— 

Maintenance of ways and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total 



Amount. 

$3,743.50 
2, 936. 15 
6,531.77 
1,760.00 



14,971.42 



CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 
BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 

Trestles— number 

Aggregate length— feet 

Minimum length— feet 

Gauge of track four feet nine inches. Miles 10.32. 



2 
100 
50 



I 



CASHIE AND CHOWAN RAILROAD AND LUMBER COMPANY. 323 



CASHIE AND CHOWAN KAILROAD AND LUMBER 

COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 

Main terminal at Howard, N. C, on Cashie River— runs toward Chowan River— 22 miles. 

Capital stock $100,000.00 

Cost of road 48,000.00 

Cost of equipment 20,000.00 

Gross earnings . 12,000.00 

Operating expenses 12,000.00 

Employees 23 

Road proper is allowed only enough to pay expenses. 



324 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CAROLINA AND NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 

Carolina and Northwestern Railway Compan5% from Bowling Green to Lenoir (miles) 62.40 

Entire line, Chester to Lenoir (miles) 109.30 



CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock : Common— Number of shares authorized 7,000 

Par value of shares $50.00 

Total par value authorized 350,000.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 200,000.00 

All issued for reorganization. 

Amount of dividends declared during year None. 



FUNDED DEBT. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 





TIME. 


Amount of 

authorized 

issue. 


Amount 
issued. 


Amount 
outstanding. 


Cash realized 

on amount 

issued. 


Class of Bond or 
Obligaiion. 






First mortgage 


1897 


1927 


$450,000.00 
25,000.00 


$450,000.00 
25,000.00 






Income bonds 
















Grand total 


475,000.00 


475,000.00 





















INTEREST. 




Class of Bond or Obligation. 


Rate. 


When 
payable. 


Amount 
accrued dur- 
ing year. 


Amount paid 
during year. 


Mortgage bonds 


5 

5 


1st May &Nov 
1st July & Jan 


$4,084.93 


$3,106.25 








Grand total ._ . 


4,084.93 


3,106.25 









EXPLANATORY REMARKS. 

These bonds, $450,000.00, were issued by this company to take up $250,000.00 Chester and Lenoir 
R. R. Co.'s issue between Newton, N. C, and Chester, S. C. $110,000 set aside to take up $100,000 
Chester and Lenoir R. R. Co. Issue between Newton, N. C, and Lenoir, N. C, due in 1900. $90,000 
held by bondholders' committee for purpose of building 10 miles between Newton, N. C, and 
Hickory, N. C, and other permanent improvements and pay expenses of reorganization. 



CAROLINA AND NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



325 



FUNDED DEBT. -Continued. 
EQUIPMENT TRUST OBLIGATIONS. B. STATEME.VT OF AMOUNT. 





CASH PAID 

ON 
DELIVERY 
OF EQUIP- 
MENT. 


DEFERRED PAYMENTS 
—PRINCIPAL. 


DEFERRED PAYMENTS— INTEREST. 


SERIES OR OTHER 

Designation. 


Original 
Amount. 


Amount 

Oulstand- 

iug. 


Original 
Amount. 


Amount 

Accrued 

During 

Year. 


Amount 
Paid dur- 
ing Year. 


Rate. 


1 note 


$2,916.66 $6,250.00 


$1,666.67 






$209.78 


6 










Total - - 


2,916.66 


6,250.00 


1,666.67 






209.73 


6 











RECAPITULATION OP FUNDED DEBT. 





Amount 
Issued. 


Amount 
Outstanding. 


INTEREST. 


Class of Debt. 


Amountac- 
crued dur- 
ing year. 


Amount 

paid during 

year. 


Mortgage bonds. 


$150,000.00 
25, 000.ro 




$4,08^.93 


$3, 106. 25 








Equipment trust obligations 


1,666.67 










Total 


475,000.00 


1,666.67 


4,084.94 


3,106.25 





CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 



ASSETS. 

Cash 

Bills receivable 

Due from agents 

Due from solvent companies and individuals.. 

Net traffic balances due from other companies 

Total— Cash and current assets 

Balance— Current liabilities 

Total 

LIABILITIES. 

Loans and Bills payable 

Audited vouchers and accounts 

Wages and salaries 

Matured interest coupons unpaid 

Total— Current liabilities 



$9,028.70 


1,829.73 


2,-102.99 


44.23 


516.47 


13,822.12 


8,542.38 


22,364.50 


10,457.61 


5,049.50 


2,772.46 


4,084.93 


22,364.50 



Materials and supplies on hand, $2,786.92. 



326 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COST OP ROAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Item. 


EXPENDITURES 
DURING TEAR- 
NOT INCLUDED 
IN OPERATING 
EXPENSES. 


Total cost to 
June 30, 1896. 


Total cost to 
June 30, 1897. 


Cost per 
Mile. 




Charged to 

Construction or 

Equipment. 




Construction— 
Right of way . . 




$364.14 

75 

259. 47 

546.30 
1,067.69 

317.99 

248.21 
1,842.56 

693.96 


364. 14 

9.10 

398.51 

570.30 

1,828.40 

470. 13 

248. 21 

•1,935.36 

941. 86 

585.00 

2,045.75 

37.69 


$3.34 


Other real estate 


$8.35 
139.(4 

24.00 
760.71 
152. 14 


08 


Grading and bridge and culvert 
masonry. 

Bridges and trestles 


3.65 
5 23 


Rails 


16 77 


Ties 


4.31 


Other superstructure 


2.27 


Buildings, furniture and fixtures 

Shop machinery and tools 

Engineering expenses 


92.80 
247.90 
585.00 
774. 45 

11.00 


17.75 
3.64 
4 64 


Tele'^raph line 


1,271.30 
26.69 


18 76 


Other items 


34 






Total construction 


2,795.39 


6,639.06 


9,434.45 


86.55 






Equipment— 
Locomotives _ . 


2,352.88 

2,431.08 

101.31 

1,301.91- 


6,004.90 

3,878.28 
144.20 

4,746.78 


8,357.78 

6,309.36 

245.51 

6,048.69 


85.85 


Passenger cars 


57 88 


Baggage, express and postal cars 
Freight cars. _. __ __ __ 


2.25 
55.48 






Total equipment . 


6,187.18 


14,774.16 


20,96L84 


201.46 






Grand total cost construction, 
equipment, etc. 

Total cost construction, equip- 
ment, etc— N. C. 


8,982.57 
5,928.50 


21,413.22 
14,132.73 


30,395.70 
20,061.23 


288.01 
190.09 



OPERATING EXPENSES. 



Itenq. 



Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— North Carolina 



Amount. 



$12,694.22 

3,976,44 

23,649.90 

6,361.77 



46,682.83 
68.20 



CAROLINA AND NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



327 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION— State of North Carolina. 



Item. 


Total 
Receipts. 


Deductions, 
Account of Re- 
payments, etc. 


Actual 
Earnings. 


Passenger— 

Passenger revenue 


5H8,931.ol 












Total passenger revenue _ _ 




$18,931 51 


Mail _ 


4, 394. 89 






Express 


907.81 
135.30 






Extra baggage and storage _ _ 













5,488. CO 


Total passenger earnings _ - 




24,369.51 








Freight— 

Freight revenue 


40,705.15 












Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers 


I 318. 18 








Other repayments ._ . 






Total freight revenue 




40,396.97 








Total freight earnings 


40,396.97 








Total passenger and freight earn ings- 


64,766.48 
3 544 10 


Other Earnings from Operation— 

Other sources 














Total other earnings __. ___ 


3,544.10 








Total gross earnings from operation— N. C 


68,310.58 








Total gross earnings from operation— entire 


103,440.25 


line. 







RECAPITULATION. 

FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Account. 


Total 

Amount 

Outstanding. 


Apportion- 
ment to 
Railroads. 


AMOUNT PER MILE 
OF LINE. 




Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stock . 


$200,000.00 

475,000.00 

1,666.67 


$200,000.00 

475,000.00 

1,666.67 


109. 30 
109. 30 
109.30 


$3,500.00* 
4,318.00 
15 28 


Bonds 


Equipment trust obligations . 






Total 


676,666.07 


676,666.67 




7 833 28 









*$150,000 to be issued to stockholders of C. & L. R. R. Co. 



328 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 



Gross earnings from operation 


$103,440.25 
70,894.48 
















$32, 545. 77 








Totai income — . _ _ .__ . _. ._ 


32,545.77 


Deductions from Income— 

Interest on funded debt accrued 


4,034.93 
3,041.90 

8,982.57 


Taxes included in operating expenses 




Perrnflnent improvennents 




Other deductions 










Total deductions from income _ _ 




13,067.50 






Net income _ __ 


19,478.27 
19,478.27 
11 286 25 


Surplus from operations of j'^ear ending June 30 1897 




Deficit on June 30, 1896, (for entry on " General Balance 
Sheet.") 

Surplus on June 30, 1897, (for entry on "General Balance 

Sheet.") 






8,192.02 





COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30. 1896. 


ASSETS. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$1,765.09 
10,397.18 
7 211 79 


Cost of road 


$9,434.45 
20,961.34 
13,822.12 
2,786.92 
















389 62 


Material and supplies- 






6,059.34 


Profit and loss 






Grand total 








25,823.42 


47,004.83 






I.IABILITIES. 

Capital stock _ 




^8,500.00 

350,000.00 

28,990.89 

ll,2o0.00 

5,059.34 


350,000.00 $1,500.00 
450 000 00 inn nnn nn 




Funded debt— _ _ _ 




Current liabilities .. 


22,364.50 






Accrued interest on funded debt not yet 
payable. 

Profit and loss 






8,192.02 












744,800.14 


830,556.52 













CAROLINA AND NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



329 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES -Entire Line. 



Class. 


Number. 


Total 
Number 
of Days 
Worked. 


Total 
Yearly Com- 
pensation. 


Average 

Daily 
Compen- 
sation. 


General officers 


1 

3 

3 

13 

10 

5 

5 

4 

10 

2 

5 

8 

10 

30 

1 

10 
7 


312 

936 

936 

4,0)6 

3, 120 

1,5B0 

1,560 

1,018 

3,020 

024 

1,560 

2,496 

3,600 

10,480 

112 

6, 240 

2,184 


$1,624.89 


S5.20 


Otherofficers __ 


3,650.90 3.90 


General office clerks. _ _____ 


1,086.66 j 1.16 




4,480.57 j 1.10 


Other station men .. _._!.__ 


1,797.96 .57 


Enginemen 


3,457.08 2.21 


Firemen . 

Conductors 


2,055.72 
2,020.60 
2,026.05 
I,6b0.00 
2,3i0.00 
773.98 
3,000.<jO 
6,002.0) 
80.18 
1,513.49 
2,631.84 


1.32 
1.93 


Other trainmen 


.67 


Machinists 


2.68 


Carpenters '_ 

Other shopmen 


1.50 
.31 


Section foremen 


1.00 


Other track naen 


.65 


Switchmen, flagmen and watchmen 


.70 


Telegraph operators and dispatchers 


.26 


Employees -account floating equipment 


].':o 


Total 


137 
47 


43,844 40.821.92 


.93 


Less 34 per cent, for South Carolina 


14,907 


13,879.45 


.32 






Total (including " General Officers ")-N. C. 
Less " General Officers" 


90 

1 


28,v)37 
3,312 


26.942.47 
1,072.43 


.61 
3.43 






Total (excluding "General Officers")— N. C. 


89 28 fi25 


25,870.04 










DlSTRIBTJTION OF ABOVE— 

General administration 






4 199 22 








8,131.21 




Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 






3,164.03 
11,448.01 














Total (including " General Officers ")-N. C. 
Less " General Officers " 






26,912.47 
1,072.43 














Total (excluding "General Officers")— N. C_ 






25,870.01 










Total (including "General Officers ")- entire 
line. 


137 


43,844 


40,821.92 


.93 



330 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT, AND TRAIN MILEAGE— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 



Column for 
Tonnage, 
Number 
Passengers, 
No. Trains, 
M ileage, 
No. Cars. 



Columns for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of i 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings peiimile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 
Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road__ 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue ^ 

Average amount received for each ton of freight.-. 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight - 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation . 

Income from operation per mile of road 



31,624 

642, 176 

3,551,802 

18 



26,739 

2, 123,727 

2,941,244 

52 



Dollars. Cents Mills. 



18,931 



24,369 
335 



40, 396 
1 



40,396 
560 



59,328 
848 

64,766 
896 

68, 810 
945 



46, 682 
644 



21,480 
300 



.51 
.58 
.02 
.51 
.66 
.46 



.97 
.52 
.01 
.97 
.67 



95 



CAROLINA AND NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



331 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT— Entire Line. 



Item. 


Number 
Added 
During 
Year. 


Total 
Number 
at End 
of Year. 


EQUIPMENT FITTED 

WITH TRAIN 

BRAKE. 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 




No. 


Name. 


No. ! Name. 


Locomotives— 




2 
5 


2 

2 


Ames. 














Switcbing 




















7 


4 
















1 7 


4 










Ames. 
Ames. 
Ames. 
Ames. 
Ames. 
Ames. 






Cars in Passenger Service— 




2 

4 

1 
2 


2 
2 
4 

I 

3 




























Baggage, exp. and postal cais- 
Other cars in pass, service 








j 3 










Total 




14 


14 














Cars in Freight Service- 
Box cars -- - 




m 

30 
6 
8 








Flat cars 










Stock cars — - 












Coal cars - - 
























Total 




110 








Cars in Company's Service - 
Caboose cars 




4 






















Total - — 





114 

















Total cars in service 


1 


128 
128 








-. j.- - _ 








Total cars owned 


1 








1 









CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 
BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



i 



Item. 


No. 


Aggregate 
Lengtb. 


Minimum 

Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 
Iron ___ 


1 
5 


Feet. ■ 
30 

2,202 


Inches. 
01 


Feet. 
30 
204 


Inches 


Feet. 

30 

629 


Inches. 


Combination _____ 










Total _ -_. 


6 










25 




862 




Trestles ___ 


49 


8,481 





06 







Gauge of track 36 inches, 62.40 miles. 



332 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT -STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Comraodily. 



PKODUCTS of AGRICULiTURE— 

Grain 

Flour 

Other mill products 

Hay 

Tobacco 

Cotton 

Fruit and vegetables 

Cotton seed 

Products of Animals— 

Live stock 

iJressed meats 

I »ther packing-house products 

Poultry, game and fish 

Wool 

Hides and leather 

Products of Mines— 

Anthracite coal 

Bituminous coal 

Ores 

Stone, sand and other like articles- 



Salt. 



Products of Forest— 
Lumber 

Wood and ties 

Manufactures— 

Petroleum and oil 

Sugar 

Cotton factory products 

Iron, pig and bloom 

Iron and steel rails 

Other castings and machinery 

Bar and sheet metal 

Cement, brick and lime 

Agricultural implements 



Freight 

Oiiginating 

on this 

Road. 



Whole Tons. 
99 
72 
78 
13 
7 
1,23.^ 
480 
621 

53 

1 

51 



14,441 

208 

54 

2 

1,544 

33 



Freight Re- 
ceived from 
Connecting 
Roads and 
other 
Carriers. 



Whole Tons 

319 

393 

131 

44 

14 

52:5 

32 

1 

33 
50 
42 

7 



170 



50 



17 
33 
151 

8 
47 



Total Freight 
Tonnage. 



Whole Tons. 

448 

465 

209 

57 

21 

1,758 

512 

622 

8d 
51 
96 
7 
3 
13 

6 
190 

2 
48 
50 

14,610 
208 

103 
83 
1,544 
50 
83 

173 



Pei- Cent. 
1.67 
1.74 

.78 
.21 



CAROLINA AND NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



333 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT— Continued. 



Commodity. 



Manufactures— Continued. 

Wagons, carriages, tools, etc 

Wines, liquors and beers 

Household goods and furniture 

Sewer pipe 

Merchandise 

Fertilizers 

Other commodities not mentioned above _ — 

Total tonnage— N. 

Total tonnage— entire line 



Freight 

Originating 

on this 

Road. 



Whole Tons. 
42 

•.'A 
112 



292 

12 

163 

),829 



30,016 



Freight Re- 
ceived from 
Connecting 
Roads and 
other 
Carriers. 



Whole Tons. 

LO 

I 

20 

8 

1,671 

2,436 

312 



10,467 



Total Freight 
Tonnage. 



Whole Tons. 
62 
35 

162 

8 

1,963 

2, 448 

475 



,711 



40, 



Per Cent 

.23 

.13 

.60 

.02 

7.34 

9.13 

1.77 



100.00 
100.00 



RENTALS PAID. 
RENTS PAID FOR LEASE OF TRACKS, YARDS AND TERMINALS. 



Designation of 
Property. 


Situation of Property 
Leased. 


Name of Company 

Owning Property 

Leased. 


Item. 


Total. 


Tracks— 
3d rail 


Bet. Hickory & Newton, N. C 


Southern Railway Co. 


$2,945.08 








Total 




$2,945.08 


Terminals— 


Hickory, N. C | 

Newton, N. C ) 


Southern Railway Co. 


240.00 








Total 


2^0.00 












Grand total rents 


3,185.08 











MILEAGE. 

A. MILEAGK OF ROAD OPERATED (All Tracks.) 



Line in Use. 


LINE REPRESENTED 
BY CAPITAL STOCK. 


Line 
Operated 

Under 
Trackage 

Rights. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


Rails. 




Main Line 


Branches 
and Spurs. 


Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track _ 


99.40 
4.30 




9.90 


109.30 

4.30 

113.60 


74.90 
4.30 


34.40 


Miles of yard track and sidings 












Total mileage operated (all tracks) 


103.70 




9.90 


79.20 


34.40 







334 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS 



MILE AGE— Continued. 
B. MILEAGE OF LINE OPERATED BY (STATES AND TERRITORIES (S1NGI.B TRACK) 



State or Territory. 


LINE represented BY 
CAPITAL STOCK. 


Total 
mileage 
operated. 


RAILS 




Main Line. 


Branches 
and Spurs. 


Iron. Steel. 

i 


"Wort Vi rin.ml i n a, 


37.00 
62.40 




37.00 

72.30 


1 
32 50 1 4 .^n 


Stnnt.Vi rifl.rolinfl, 




42.40 


29 90 








Total mileage operated (single track).. 


99.40 




109.30 


74.90 


34 40 







Total mileage operated under trackage rights in North Carolina, 9.90. 



RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES. 



New Ties Laid During Year— 

White chestnut and post oak— number. 
Average cost at distributing point 



20,000 
19 cts. 



CONSUMPTION 


OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 




Locomotives. 


Wood— 
fc^'offc. 


Total fuel 
consumed. 


Miles 
Run. 


Average 

pounds 

consumed 

per mile. 




Cords. 

1,206 

1,887 

372 

400 


Cords. 

1,206 

1,887 

372 

400 


800.70 
6!56.20 
128.09 
102.75 


. 15.62 


Freight . . _ - - - 


27.30 


Switchin"" -- 


30.30 


Construction 


— 


38.40 


Total 


3,865 


3,865 


1,712.74 


111.62 


Average cost at distributing point 


$1.36 











ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

One employee killed by falling from train or engine. 



TELEGRAPH. 

OWNED BY COMPANY. 

Miles of line, 72.40. Miles of wire, 72.40. Operated by Western Union Telegraph Company. 



DANVILLE, MOCKSVILLE AND SOUTHWESTERN RAILROAD. 335 



DANVILLE, MOCKSVILLE AND SOUTHWESTERN RAIL- 
ROAD COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 

Mocksville Junction to Leaksville (miles) 8 

Capital stock— entire line S50, 300. 00 

Capital stock.-North Carolina 49,042.50 

Cost of road— entire line 102,944.24 

Cost of road— North Carolina 100,370.00 

Cost of construction per mile 12,868.00 

Gross earnings 1,928.28 

Gross earnings— North Carolina 1,875.15 



EAST I^ENNESSEE AND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA 
RAILROAD COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED IN NORTH CAROLINA. 

Cranberry Iron and Coal Company, (operated by East Tennessee and Western North 

Carolina R. R. Co.), from Cranberry to State Line (miles) 3 

Cost of road— North Carolina $77,019.50 

Gross earnings— North Carolina 3,552.03 

Operating expenses— North Carolina 3,377. 28 

Cost of construction per mile in I^Torth Carolina 25, 673. 17 



EGYPT RAILWAY COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 

Cumnock to Colon (miles) 8 

Capital stock $125,000.00 

Funded debt 108,000.00 

Cost of road 226,227.31 

Cost of equipment 25,376.52 

Gross earnings 7, 503. 48 

Operating expenses . 3,447.75 

Employees 11 



336 BOARD OF EAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



HENDERSONVILLE AND BREVARD RAILWAY, TELE- 
GRAPH AND TELEPHONE COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 
Hendersoavillc to Brevard, 21,60 miles. 

Capital stock None. 

FUNDED DEBT. 

First judgment lien $65,000.00 

Second judgment lien 30,000.00 

Total 95,000.00 

CURRENT ASSETS. 

Due from-agents $(500.51 

Due from solvent companies 242.06 

CURRENT LIABILITIES. 

Loans and bills payable , $1,731.48 

Total cost of road and equipment 95,000.00 

Total cost per mile 4,398.15 

Gross earnings from operation 8,909.21 

Operating expenses 9,895. 12 

Deficit 985.91 

Taxes . 750.00 

Deficit for year ending June 30, 1897 •_ 1,735.91 

EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. 

Passenger revenue $4, ■^09. 26 

Mail 974. 19 

Express 377.42 

Total passenger earnings 5,760.87 

Freight revenue . 3, 148.34 

Total freight and passenger 8,909.21 

OPERATING EXPENSES. 

Maintenance of way and structures $2,473.90 

Maintenance of equipment 443.21 

Conducting transportation 4,801.83 

General expenses 2,176.18 

Total 9,895.12 



HENDERSONVILLE AND BREVARD RAILWAY COMPANY. 



337 



RENTALS PAID. 
Paid Southern Railway depot and terminal facilities 



$ol().00 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 


Number. 


Average 
Daily Com- 
pensation. 




1 
1 
5 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 
8 


$3.22 




1.00 




47 




33 




1.66 




66 




1.50 


Other trainmen- ._ - _..__. _ 


66 




1.16 




75 








Total 


22 











22 



338 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



NORTHAMPTON AND HERTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 
From Gumberry to Jackson, N.C., (miles) 9 

CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— Number of shares authorized 250 

Par valueof shares $100.00 

Total par value authorized 25,000.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding 25,000.00 

Issued for construction— common— total number shares issued during year 250 

Cash realized on amount during year SIOO.OO 

Total number shares issued and outstanding 25,000.00 

CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 
Miscellaneous, due to F. Kell ^ S^S0.61 

RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 

Capital stock ^25,000.00 

Apportionment to railroads 25,000.00 

Amount per mile of line (9 miles) 2,777.77 

COST OP ROAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Item. 


Expenditures 

During Year, 

included in 

Operating 

Expenses. 


Total Cost 
to June 30, 

1896. 


Total Cost 
to June 30, 

1897. 


Cost per 
Mile 


CONSTRTJCTION— 

Buildings, furniture and fixtures 
Road built by contract 


P, 766. 18 


$11.23 
25,000.00 


$11.23 
25,000. 0> 












Total construction 


3,766.18 


25,011.23 


25,011.2.1 


$2,779.00 






Equipment— 
Locomotives 




3,500. CO 








401.47 








1,600.00 














Total equipment 


401.47 


5,100.00 




566 66 








Grand total construction equip- 
ment, etc. 


4,167.65 


30,111.23 




3,315.66 



NORTHAMPTON AND HERTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY. 



339 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 



Gross earnings from operation $15,857.66 

Less operating expenses 8,214.62 

Income from operation . 

Total income I 

Deductions from Income— 

Taxes j.. [ L 

Net income ! 

Surplus from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 | 

Surplus on June 30, 1896 [from "General Balance Sheet," i 

J 896 Report.] 

Surplus on June 30, 1897 [for entry on "General Balance i 

Sheet,"] j 



$7,643.04 



7,613.04 



134.37 



7,508.67 



7, 508. 67 
2,878.05 



4,630.62 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. 



Item. 


Total 
Receipts. 


Deductions, 

Account of 

Repayments, 

Etc. 


Actual 

Earnings. 


Passenger— 

Passenger revenue 


$514.86 


' 








Total passenger revenue 




$514.86 


Mail 






398. OO 


Express . 






86.95 


Extra baggage and storage 






22.29 


Other items 






116. 92 










Total passenger earnings 


1, 139. 02 




14,430.98 






Freight— 

Freight revenue 






$15.31 
697.03 




Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers 






Other repayments 










"" 


Total deductions 


712.34 








"~~" 


Total freight revenue. 




13,718.64 








Total freight earnings 


13 718 64 










Total passenger and freight earnings 


14,857.6ft 
1,000.00 


Other Earnings from Operation— 

Other sources— from F. Kell for use of track 






hauling logs one year. 






Total other earnings 


1,000.00 








Total gross earnings from operation— N. C— 


15,857.66 









340 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 


Assets. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Item. 


Item. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$25 011.23 




$25,011.23 
5, 100. 00 






5, 100. 00 


Cost of equipment— _ __ ._ ._ . 








Grand total _. _ 






30,111.23 


30,111.23 








Liabilities. 
Capital stock - . 






25,000.00 
7,989.28 


25,000.00 

480.61 

4,630.62 










7,508,67 


Profit and loss _— — _ _ _. ._ 


4, 630. 62 




Grand total _ _ __ 




32,989.28 


30,111.23 


4,630.62 


7,580.67 





EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 


Number. 


Total 
Number 
of Days 
Worked. 


Total Yearly 
(Compen- 
sation. 


Average 

Daily 
Compen- 
sation. 


General oflicers 


5 

1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 
12 


1,560 
312 
812 
312 
312 
312 
612 

3,744 








$240.00 
468.50 
234.00 
600.00 
231.00 
918.50 
2,808.00 


.77 


Enginemen _ . ._ 


$1,50 


Firemen 


.75 


Conductor and acting agent at Jackson 


1.92 


Other trainmen _ ._ _ _ 


,75 


Section foremen _ _ _ _- _ . 


1.55 


Other trackmen 


.75 


Total (including " General Officers"— N. C— 
Ltss " General Officers" 


24 
5 


7,476 
],560 


5,533.00 


.74 








Total (excluding "General Officers ")-N. C- 

DlSTRIBUTION OF ABOVE— 


19 

5 
14 
5 


5,916 

1,560 
4,356 
1,560 


5,533.00 


.94 


Maintenance of way and structures _ _ 


3,756.50 
1,776.50 


.63 


Conducting traosportation - 


1.14 






Total (including "General Officers")— N. C- 
Fjpss " General Officers"^ 


24 
5 


7,476 
1,560 


5,583.00 












Total (excluding "General Officers ")-N. C- 

Total (including "General Officers")— entire 
line. 


19 
as 


5,916 
above. 


5,533.00 











NORTHAMPTON AND HERTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY. 



341 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE. 



Item. 



Column 
for tonnage, 

No. Pas- 
sengers, No. 

Trains, 
Mileage, 

No. Cars. 



Columns for 
Revenue and Rates. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue — 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mileof road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



1,616 

14,544 

1,616 



88, 244 
794,196 

88,244 



Dollars. Cents 



514 .86 

] .31 

I .03 

i 

1,139 I .02 

126 .56 



13,718 .64 

1 .55 

.17 

13,718 ^ .64 

1,524 \ .30 

9 .74 



14,233 

1,583 

14, 857 

J, 650 

15,857 

1,761 

11 

4,016 

449 

2 

7,508 

834 



,26 
,97 
.66 

.87, 
.H7! 
.29 I 



Mills. 



422 



666 



342 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 


Total 
Number 

at end 
of Year. 


EQUIPMENT WITH 
TRAIN BRAKE. 


EQUIPMENT FITTED 

WITH AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 




No. 


Name. 


No 


Name. 


Locomotives— 

Passenger 1 

1 
Freight 1- 

Switching J 




1 


Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 


1 


Janney. 


Total locomotives in service 




1 


1 








1 


1 








Cars in Passenger Service— 
Combination cars , 




1 


1 


Janney. 




Total— 




1 


1 


Janney. 




Total cars in freight service 




1 


1 


Janney. 


Total cars in service 




1 


1 


Janney. 




Total cars owned 




1 


1 









OPERATING EXPENSES. 



Item. 



Amount. 



Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings _ 



$3, 766. 18 

401.47 

4,046.97 



,214.62 
.51 



NORFOLK AND SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. 



343 



NORFOLK AND SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED- Entire Line. 



Name. 


TERMINALS. 


Miles of 

Line for 

Each Road 

Named, 


Miles of 
Line for 

Each 
Class of 

Roads 
Named. 




From— 


To- 


Norfolk and Southern 


Berkley, Va 

Mackey's Ferry, N. C 


Edenton, N. C 

Belhaven, N. C 


73.05 

, 29.80 




Railroad Company. 








Total. . 




102.85 













CAPITAL STOCK. 



Description. 


Number 
of shares 
author- 
ized. 


Par 
value of 
shares. 


Total 

par value 

authorized. 


Total 

amount 

issued and 

outstanding. 


DIVIDENDS 

DECLARED DURING 

YEAR. 




Rate. 


Amount. 


Capital stocli- Common 


20,000 


$100.00 


$2,000,000.00 


$2,000,000.00 


4 


$80,000.00 


Total 


20,000 


100.00 


2,000,000.00 


1,000,000.00 


' 


80,000.00 



Manner of Payment for Capital Stock. 


Total number 
shares issued 

and 
outstanding. 


Total cash 
realized. 


Issued for cash— common 


594.90 

18,530.10 

875.00 


$23,796.00 
1 853 010.00 


Issued for reorganization — common 


Issued for purchase of Albemarle and Pantego Railroad Co 


87,500.00 


Total 


20,000.00 


1,964, SOB. 00 





FUNDED DEBT. 

MORTGAGE BONDS. 

Class of bond or mortgage— first mortgage. Date of issue, June 1, 1891. When due, June 1, 1941. 

Amount of authorized issue per mile of road $10,000.00 

Amount issued I 750,000.00 

Amount outstanding 750,000.00 

Cash realized on amount issued 745,050.00 

Amount of interest accrued during year 37,500.00 

Amount of interest paid during year 37,500.00 

Rate of interest, 5 per cent. When payable, May 1st and November 1st. 



344 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RECAPITULATION OF FUNDED DEBT. 

Class of debt, mortgage bonds— amount issued . $750,000.00 

Amount outstanding 750, 000. 00 

Amount interest accrued during year___ 37,500.00 

Amount of interest paid during year 37,500.00 

CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Cash 888, 847. 80 

Due from agents 5, 7 13 . 66 

Due from solvent companies and individuals 10,676.21 

Net traffic balances due from other companies 29,059.54 

Total— Cash and current assets 134,297.21 

LIABILITIES. 

Loans and bills payable 20,000.00 

Audited vouchers and accounts 19,385.25 

Wages and salaries _ 14,563.49 

Miscellaneous, Steamer Ranger Insurance Account 34.37 

Total— Current liabilities 1 53, 983. 11 

Balance— Cash assets . 80, 314. 10 

Total 134,297.21 

Materials and supplies on hand, $25,099.28. 

RECAPITULATION. 
A. FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Account 


Total Amount 
Outstanding. 


APPORTIONMENT. 


AMOUNT PER MILE OF LINE. 




To Railroads. 


Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stock __ 


12,000,000.00 
750,000.00 




102.85 


$19,445.79 
7,292.17 


Bonds 










Total 


2,750,000.00 




102.85 


26,737.96 









MILEAGE OPERATED. 



Name of Road. 


Capital 
stock. 


Funded 
debt. 


Total. 


amount per mile 

OF LINE. 




Miles. 


Amount. 


Norfolk and Southern R. R. Co.___ 


$2,000,000 


$750,000 


$2,750,000 


102.85 


$J6, 737. 96 


Total- 


2,000,000 


750,000 


2,760,000 


102.85 


26,737.96 



COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. ' 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1896 $2,780,000.00 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., to June 30, 1897 2,770,000.00 

Grand total cost construction, equipment, etc., per mile 26,932.42 



NORFOLK AND SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. 



345 



INCOME ACCOUNT— Entire Line. 



rS-rrkCQ pftrninorc from onpm.tion 


$426, 627. 69 
284,359.26 




Less operating expenses 








$142,268.43 










142,268.43 


Deductions from Income— 

Tn tprp«;t, on fnnrtpfl dpht. flfprnpci 


37,500.00 

1,231.94 

12,515.47 

515.80 








Taxes _ _ _.._______- 




Other deductions- 










51,763.21 








Net income _ ._ _ _ 


90,505.22 


Dividends, 4 per cent, common stock 

Other payments frona net income, two notes from bills pay- 
able, $5,000 each. 

Total 


80,000.00 
10,000.00 










90,000.00 








Surplus from operations of year ending June 30, 1897. . 


505. 22 


Surplus on June 30, 1896, [from " General Balance Sheet," 1896 
RepojtJ. 

Surplus on June 30, 1897, [forentryon "General Balance Sheet,"] 




135,521.38 


136,026.60 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 


Assets. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$2,780,000.00 
143,619.07 

17 179 85 


Cost of road— __ _ 


$2,770,000.00 
134,297.21 

2.5,099.28 

2,919.87 

31,605.^0 






Cash and current assets 




9,321.86 


Other assets— 
Materials and supplies 

Sundries 


7,919.43 
2,919.87 
6,000.00 






25 605 (0 


Str. Nt use guarantor account 






Grand total 




2, 966, 40?. 92 


2,963,921.36 


16,839.30 


9,321.86 


Liabilities. 
Capital stock 


2,000,000.00 

750,000.00 

56,970.89 

135,521.38 


2,000,000.00 

750,000.00 

53,983.11 

136,026.60 

23,911.65 






Funded debt 





Current liabilities 




2 987,78 


Profit and loss 


505.22 




23,911.65 


Bal. receiver's account 

Grand total 





2,966,403.92 


2,963,921.36 


505.22 


2.987.78 









346 



BOAJRD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. 



Item. 


Total Receipts. 


Deductions, 
Account of Re- 
payments, etc. 


Actual 
Earnings. 


Passenger— 

Passenger revenue _. - 


$70,806.67 








$92.43 




Less repayments- 
Tickets redeemed excess fares refunded, 






other repayments. 
Total deductions 






92.43 










Total passenger revenue 




$70,714.24 


Mail - 


8,937.36 

4,177.88 

711.18 

1,432.35 




Express 


._ _ __ _ 













15,258.77 




Total passenger earnings 

Freight— 

Freio^ht revenue 


292,853.76 


85,973.01 




I 1,723.17 




Less repayments- 
Overcharge to shippers 














1,723.17 










Total freight revenue . _. . . 




291,130.59 


Terminals 


21,924.99 
19,066.56 
4,422.49 
3,352. 10 






Lighterage 

L'oal sales 










Other items 




48,766.14 








Total freight earnings 




339,896.73 








Total passenger and freight earnings. 
Other Earnings from Operation— 

Car mileage — balance 


425,869.74 


520.79 
337. 16 






757. 95 










757. 95 










Total gross earnings from operation— entire 1 ine 


426,627.69 







OPERATING EXPENSES. 
Recapitulation of Expenses— 

Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Grand total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— entire line 



$66,513.68 


47,939.55 


141,767.38 


28, 138. 65 


284,359.26 


66.65 



NORFOLK AND SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. 



347 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE— Entire Line. 



Item. 



Column 
for tounage 

No. pas- 
sengers. No. 
trains, 

mileage, 

No. cars. 



Column for revenue 
and rates. 



PasjSenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance cairied 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and P'reight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Dollars. 



85, 268 

2, 297, 838 

22,342 

26.95 



$70,714 



260, 215 

15,951,275 

155,098 

61,30 



85, 978 
835 

1 



^91,130 

1 



389,896 
3, 304 



361,844 

3,518 
425,869 

4,140 
426, 627 

4,148 

2 

284,359 

2,764 

1 

142,268 

1,088 



Cents 



.24 

.82 
.03 
.01 
.91 
.19 



Mills. 



937 
077 



870 



881 
825 



373 



304 



244 



348 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES— Entire Line. 



Class. 


Number. 


Total No. 
of Days 
Worked. 


Total Yearly 
Compensa- 
tion. 


Average 
Daily 

Compen- 
sation. 


General officers 


4 

3 

19 

23 

32 

14 

9 

6 

24 

17 

14 

48 

14 

63 

17 

7 

16 

107 


1,256 

5,966 
7,222 

10,018 
4,396 
2,826 
1,884 
7,536 
5,338 
4,396 

15,072 
4,396 

19,782 
5,338 
2,198 
5,024 

19,690 


$12,800.00 
6,000.00 

10,800.00 
9,177.00 

15,660.00 
9,921.96 
3,264.00 
3,840.00 
8,748.00 

12,366.00 
9,000.00 

15,513,60 
6,984.00 

16,036.80 
8,241.00 
3,570.00 
8,488.44 

29,534.69 


$10. 19 


Other officers __ . 


6.37 




1.81 




1.27 


Other station men. 


1.56 


Enginemen 


2.26 


Firemen 


1.16 


Conductors 


2.04 




1.16 




2.31 




2.05 




1.03 


Section foremen 


1 59 


Other trackmen 


.81 


Switchmen, flagmen and watchmen 


1.54 


Telegraph operators and dispatchers 


1.62 


Employees— account floating equipment.^ 


15o, ner h'r 


Total (iDcluding "General Officers")— N.C.- 
Less " General Officers " - . 






437 
4 


123,310 
1,256 


189,915.49 
12,800.00 


1.54 








Total (excluding " General Officers")— N. C- 


433 


122,054 


177,145.49 1.45 


DlSTRIBUTION OP ABOVE— 

General administration 

Maintenance of way and structures 


26 

77 

79 

255 


8,164 
24, 178 
24,806 
66, 162 


29,600.00 
23,020.80 
36,879.60 
100,445.09 


3.63 
.95 


Maintenance of equipment 


1.49 


Conducting transportation 


1.62 






Total (including "General Officers")-N.C.- 
Less " General Officers " __ _ 


437 
4 


123,310 
1,256 


189,945.49 
12,800.00 


1.54 






Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N. C- 


433 


122,054 


177,145.49 


1.45 


Total (including "General Officers")— entire 
line. 



















NORFOLK AND SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. 349 

FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT.— Entire Line. 



Commodity. 



Products of Agriculture— 

Grain 

Hay 

Tobacco 

Cotton 

Fruit and vegetables 

Products of Animals— 

Live stock ^ — 

Poultry, game and fish 

Products of Forest— 

Lumber 

Manufactures— 

Petroleum and other oils 

Naval stores 

Iron, junk 

Fertilizers 

Merchandise 

Total tonnage— entire line 



Total Freight 
Tonnage. 




Whole Tons 


Per Cent. 


,4,698 




1.85 


209 




.10 


123 




.05 


12,lo9 




4.m 


16, 279 




6.26 


345 




.13 


10,539 




4.05 



140,6.5 

177 

2,502 

1,719 

6,447 

64,323 



2(i0, 215 



54.05 



.07 

.97 



2.48 
24.72 



MILEAGE. 
A. MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (ALL TRACKS). 





LINE represented 
BY CAPII AL STOCK. 


Line 

operated 

under 

lease. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


RAILS. 


Line in Use. 


Main 
Line. 


Branches 
and spurs 






Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track 

Miles of yard track and sidings .. 


102.85 

22.88 






102.85 
22.88 


20.42 


102.85 
2 46 










Total mileage operated (all tracks) 


125.73 






125.73 


20.42 


105 31 











B. MILEAGE OP LINE OPER VTED BY STATES (SINGLE TRACK). 




State. 


Line Represented 
BY Capital Stock. 


Line 

Operated 

Under 

lease. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


rails. 




Main Line 


Branches 
and Spurs. 


Iron. Steel. 

i 


Virginia 


22.05 
80.80 











22.05 
80 80 


North Carolina 














Total mileage operated (single 
track). 


102.85 










102.85 



350 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



DESCRIPTION OP EQUIPMENT— Entire Line. 



Item. 


Number 
Added 
During 
Year. 


Total 
Number 

at end 
of year. 


EQUIPMENT FITTED 
WITH TRAIN BRAKE. 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLER. 




No. 


Name 


No. 


Name. 


Locomotives— 




5 

6 
3 


5 

6 
1 


Westinghouse 
We!?tinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 




Freight 






Switching 












Total locomotives in service- 
Less locomotives leased 




14 


12 







Total locomotives owned 

Cars in Passenger Service— 

First-class cars. - - 




14 

G 
3 
2 
11 

143 

123 

2 

24 


12 

6 
S 

2 


6 
3 

2 


Miller 


Combination cars 




Hook. 

Miller 


Baggage, express wnd postal cars 


Hook. 
Miller 
Hook. 


Total -- — 




11 

60 


11 

HI 

97 


In Freight Service— 


Westinghouse 


Janney. 
Janney. 


Flat cars - - _ _ . 


.. 


Refrigerator cars 

Other cars in freight service 






















Total 




292 

1 
2 
5 
8 


60 


208 




In Company's Service— 

Officers' and pay cars _. 






Miller 


Derrick cars 










Hook. 


Caboose cars 












Other road cars 






















Total - - — 




16 
308 


































308 





















MISCELLANIIOUS INCOME. 



Item. 


Gross Income. 


Less Expenses. 


Net 

Miscellaneous 

Income. 


ODeratin" com pany's steamers - 


$31,290.09 


$34,500.33 
--- 


$3 '^10 24 


Old material - 


700 33 


TJpnt.s n.nfl leasps _ 


1,292.59 








701.52 










Deficit - 






515.80 











NORFOLK AND SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY. 



351 



RENEWALS OP RAILS AND TIES 
NEW TIES LAID DURING YEAR. 



Kind. 


Number. 


Average Price at 

Distributing 

Point. 


Oak - - - 


2,678 

14,8-18 

1,100 


.399 




. 265 


Burnettized pine and gum 


.89 


Total. - 


18,626 


.32 







CONSUMPTION OP PUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives 


Coal— 
Anthra- 
cite. 


Coal- 
Bitumi- 
nous 


Wood- 
Cords. 


Total 
fuel con- 
sumed 


MiJes 
run. 


Average 
pounds 

con- 
sumed 

per mile. 


Passenger - - 


Tons. 


Tons. 

2,838.22 

2,362.01 

1,837.27 

132.22 


Soft. 


Tons. 

2,838.22 

2,862.01 

1,837.27 

132.22 


130,581 
81 32 i 


43.47 


Freight 






.^8 m 


Switching 




86 993 30.75 


Construction 




_._ 


1 
7 253 36.46 








Total 




6, 669. 72 




6,669.72 


306 148 43 57 








Average cost at distributing point 
















ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS. —Entire Line. 



. 


EMPLOYEES. 


Kind of Accident. 


Trainmen. 


Switchmen, 

Flagmen and 

Watchmen. 


Other 
Employees. 


Total. 




Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed 


Injured. 


Coupling and uncoupling _. 


! 














Other causes 












1 


1 


1 


1 







Total- 




1 






1 


1 


1 


1 


















OTHEBS. 


Kind of Accident. 


Passengers. 


Trespassing. tres^ing. 


Total. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured, killed. 

! 


Injured. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Other causes 

Total 


1 


1 


1 


1 




„_ ... 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 






1 















352 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CHARACTERISTICS OP ROAD. 



WORKING DIVISIONS OB BRANCHES. 


ALIGNMENT. 


PROFILE. 


Frona— 


To— 


Miles. 


Number 
of 

curves. 


Aggregate 

length of 

curved 

line. 


Length 

of 

straight 

line. 


Length 
level line. 


Berkley, Va 

Mackey's Ferry 


Edenton, N. C 

Belhaven, N. C. - - 


73.05 61 
29.80 13 


Miles. 
8.90 

2.65 


Miles. 
64.15 

27.15 


Miles. 
62.74 

27 79 






Total . 


102.85 74 


11.55 


91.30 


90.53 








Working Divisions or 
Branches. 


Profieb. 




TO- 


ASCENDING GRADES. DESCENDING GRADES. 


From— 


No. 


Sum of 
ascents. 


Aggregate 

length of 

ascending 

grades 


No. 


Sum of 
descents. 


Aggregate 

length of 

descend- 

inggrades. 


Berkley, Va.. 
Mackey'sFer. 


Eder 
Belh 


iton, N. C- 


12 
4 


Feet. 

76 

4 


Miles. 
4.55 

L29 


13 
2 


Feet. 

87 

11 


Miles. 

5.76 


aven, N. C 


.72 


Total 




16 


8 


5 M 


15 


93 


6.48 























CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 

BRIDGES, TRESTLE^, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


Aggregate 
Length. 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 


3 
] 
4 


Feet. 

244 

32 


Inches. 


Feet. 
77 
82 


Inches 


Feet. 
90 
32 


Inches. 


Combination . 








Total 


276 










16 




423 




Trestles _ - _—-__. 


21 


1,913 











Gauge of track 4 feet 8>^ inches, 102. 85 miles. 



TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY COMPANY. 
Miles of line, 39. Miles of wire, 39. 

OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Miles of line, 74. Miles of wire, 74. Owned by the Western Union Telegraph Company. 



NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



353 



NEW HANOVER TRANSIT COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 
Cape Fear River to Atlantic Ocean- 
Capital stock $8,650.00 

Cost of road and equipment 4,000.00 

Total - 

Gross earnings 1,919.57 

Operating expenses 974.58 

Total 944.99 

Employees 6. 



NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED -NORTH CAROLINA. 

*Lynchburg and Durham Division— Durham, N. C, to Lynchburg, Va. 
fRoanoke and Southern Division— Winston-Salem to Roanoke, Va. 

PROPERTY OPERATED— Entire Line. 



Name. 


TERMINALS. 


Miles of 

line for 

CHCh road 

named. 


Miles of 
line for 


Prom- 


To- 


each class 
of roads 
camed. 


Norfolk and Western Railway. - 


Lambert's Point-. 

Roanoke 

Cripple Cre'k June 
Radford 


Bristol__ 


412.32 
238.11 
45. 19 
404. 18 
100.40 
114.10 
121.30 






Hagerstown 

Iron Bridge 

Columbus 














Graham 

Lynchburg 

Roanoke 

Petersburg 

Glade Spring 

Line of Road 


Norton . 






Durham 






Winston-Salem... 
City Point 










10.00 
9.50 


1,435.60 




Saltville 






Coal Mines, Ore 
Banks and other 
Industries. 


114.18 


133.68 


Total 


1,569.28 











23 



*115 miles ; 41.69 miles in North Carolina. 
tl24 miles ; 45. 65 miles in North Carolina. 



35 i 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FUNDED DEBT— Entire Line. 
MORTGAGE BONDS, MISCELLANEOUS OBLIGATIONS, AND INCOME BONDS. 





Time. 






• - 


Class of Bond 


! 


Amount of 

Authorized 

Issue. 


Amount 

Lssued. 


AmouTit 


OK Obligation. 


c 6 


a . 


Outstanding. 


N. & P. R. R. 


July 1 


July 1 




MORTG.AGE 


Bonds. 


Second mortgage 


18GS 


1900 


«49K,000.00 


$190,000.(0 


*$ 196, (,00. GO 


South Side R. R. j Jan 


Ja;i. 








Consolidated mortgage, 1st pref _ IS'iO 


190i) 


708,000.00 


70 i, 000. 00 


* 290,000.00 


Consolidated mortgage, 2a pref- ' 18ij9 


1900 


' 581,800.00 


581,800.00 


*27. ,500.00 


Consolidated mortgage, 3d pref 


18()9 


190tJ 


-102, 800. 00 


4o2,800.l.0 


* 452,800. 00 


Virginia and Tennessee K. R. 


July 


June ■' 








Enlarged mortgage i>^.'^i 


1900 


990,000.00 
55,;100.00 


!i90, 000.(0 
55,5 0.00 


* 9S5, OCO. 00 
* 10, 900.0) 


Preferred stocli ._- 


1854 






M'r'M 1 


M'r'h I 








Fourth mortgage 


186.i 


1900 


1,000,001). 00 


1,000,000.00 


* 1,000,000.00 


N. & W. R. R. 


\l..y 5 


May 1 








General mortgage Ib.Sl 


1980 


11,000,000.0;) 


7,183,000.00 


* 7, 288, 000. 00 


May 12 


April 1 


. 






First mortgage N. R. Division ___ 


1882 
Dec. 2 


1982 
1-eb. 1 


2,000,000.00 


2, 000, 000. 00 


* 2, 000,000. 00 


Improvem't audext'n mortgage 


18^8 


iD.il 


5,000,000.00 


5,000,' 00.00 


* 5,000,000.00 


S. V. & N. E. R. R. 


Nov. 1 


Nov. 1 








First mortgage 


18S:» 


IIW) 


5,ooo,oro.oo 


5,000,000.(^0 


15,000,0(0.00 


C. C. &T. RR. 


May 1 


Jan 1 








First mortgage 


1891 


192 J 


g; 0, GOO. 00 


000,000.00 


J 1)00,000.00 


N. & W. Ry. 


O.-t. 22 


Oct 1 










i8y(> 

Juael 


l!)9(j 
JuueG 


62,500,000.00 

90, :>7S, (100.00 


28, '22,500.00 


*22 S"-4 (J5'.00 








■17,-lS-l. lOO.O^i 


40,242,s.50.00 






.Mi CKLLANE 


ous Ob'ga.'ns. 


Egypt mortgage 


1S8S 


l'/08 


5,000,00.00 


.5, '00, 000. 00 


16,000.00 


Total— Mortgage bonds 


90,878,000.00 


-17, 181, 100.00 


4(i,242,8 0.00 


Miscellaneous obligations- 


! 




5,000,000.00 


5,000,000.00 


(5,000.00 




95, 878, GOO. 00 


.52,484,100.00 


40,248,850.00 









* Securities existing prior to reorganization uf N. & 
acquired. 
+ Securities issued under seheme of organization. 
X Interest dates from December 1st, 1896. 
II No intere^t being paid. 



W. i-iy. Co. and representing tbe property 



NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



355 



FUNDED DEBT— Continued. 



Class of Bond or Obligation. 



INTEREST. 

October 1st, 1896, to June 30th, 1897. 



Rate 

ter 

Ceut. 



N. & P. R. R, 

Second mortgage 

South Side R. R. 

Consolidated mortgage, first preferred | 6 & 5 

Consolidated mortgage, second preferred.-! 6 & o 
Consolidated mortgage, third preferred — 

Va. & Tenn. R. R. 

Enlarged mortgage 

Preferred stoclc 

Fourth mortgoge ! 

N. &W. R. R. ] 

Genejal mortgage 

First mortgage N. R. Division 

Improvemant^nd extension mortgage ! 

S. V. & N. E. R. R. I 

i 
First mortgage ; 

C. C. & T. R. R. \ 

First mortgage I 

N. & W. Ry. I' 

First m )rtgage | 



Egypt mortgage 

Total— mortgage bonds 

Miscellaneous obligations- 
Grand total 



When 
Payable. 



Jan. & June. 



Jan & June. 

J«n. & June. 

6 &5 Jan. & June. 



Amount 

Accrued 

During Year. 



$18, GOO. 00 



11,010.00 
10, S4 1.25 
19,126.00 I i^ 



Amount 

Paid 

During Year. 



$52,226.25 



Jan. & Jane. 
Jan. & Jui.e. 
Jan, & June. 

May &Nov, 
April & Oct. 
Feb. & Aug. 

May & Nov. 

Jan. &July. 

April & Oct. 



3>),750.0J 

490.50 

60,000.00 



3J7,735.00 ! 

90,000.00 I 
! 
225,000.00 

116,666.66 

17,500.00 

685,689.50 



1,619,958.91 



248,665.00 
59,940.00 
98,110.00 

82,833.33 

15,000.00 

428,032.00 
981,306.58 



1,619.958.91 i 



984, 806. .58 



1,619,958.91 



981,806.58 



RECAPITULATION OF FUNDED DEBT. 






Amount 
Issued. 


Amount 
Outstanding. 


INTEREST. 


Class of Debt. 


Amount 

Accrued 

During Year. 


Amount 

Paid 

During Year. 


Mortgage bonds . 


$47,484,100.00 
5,000,000.00 
1,800,000.00 


$40,242,850.00 

6,000.00 

644,000.00 


1,619,958.91 


$984,306.58 


Miscellaneous obligations 


Equipment trust obligations -. 


25,187.50 


24,662.50 




Total 


54,281,100.00 


46,892,850.00 


1,645,146.41 


1,008,969.08 





356 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS 



CAPITAL STOCK— Entire Line. 



Description. 


Number 

of Shares 

Authorized. 


Par Value 
of Shares. 


Total Par jTotal Amount 

Value 1 issued and 

Authorized. Outstanding. 


Capital stock — common 


660,000 
230,000 


$100.00 
100.00 


$66,000,000.00 1 $64,379,387.50 
28,000,000,00 1 22,691,061.00 


Preferred 


Total _ 


890,000 


100.00 


89,000,000.00 87,070,448.50 





Manner of Payment for Capital Stock. 


Number of 
Shares Issued 
During Year. 


Total Number 
Shares Issued 

and 
Outstanding. 




643,793% 
226,910 61-100 


643,793% 
226,910 61-100 


Preferred _ ._ _ 




Total 


■ 











FUNDED DEBT.— Continued. 
EQUIPMENT TRUST OBLIUATIONS. A. GENERAL STATEMENT. 



Series or Other Designation. 


Date of 

Issue. 


Term. 


No. of 
Pay- 
ments. 


Equipment • 
Covered. 


*5 per cent Gold Car Trust of 1892 

*5 per cent. Gold Car Trust Certifi- 
cates of January 3, 1893. 


Sept. 28, 1892 
April 1, 1893 


Oct. 1, 1902 
Jan. 1, 1903 


40 
40 


25 locomotives, 1093 coal 
cars, 100 box cars, 200 
flat cars, 1 passenger 
coach, 1 derrick car, 
25 cabin cars. 

51 locomotives, 955 coal 
cars, 60 cabin cars, 1 
wreck car, 1 supply 
car. 15 passenger cars, 
5 baggage and mail 
cars. 



•'Quarterly payments. 



B. STATEMENT OF AMOUNT. 



Series or Other 


DEFERRED PAYMENTS- 
PRINCIPAL,. 


DEFERRED PAYMENTS- 
INTEREST. 

Oct. 1, 1896, to June, 30, 1897. 


Designation. 


Original 
Amount. 


Amount 
Outstanding. 


Anaount 

Accrued 

During Year. 


Amount 

Paid 

During Year. 


5Jper cent Gold Car Trust of 1892 

5 per cent Gold Car Trust Certificates 
of January 3, 1893, 


$900,000.00 
900,000.00 


$319,000.00 
325,000.00 


$12,512.50 
12,675.00 


$12,112.50 
12,550.00 


Total 


$1,800,000.00 


644,000.00 


25,187.50 


24,662.50 





NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



357 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 



ASSETS. 

Cash 

Due from agents 

Due from solvent companies and individuals.. 

Net traffic balances due from other companies 

•Total— Cash and current assets 

Total 

LIABILITIES. 

Audited vouchers and accounts 

Wages and salaries 

Matured interest coupons unpaid 

Miscellaneous 

Total— Current liabilities 

Balance— Cash assets 

Total 



$1,719,595.16 
184,765.36 
379, 358. 31 
51,756.75 



2, 335,475. J 



2,335,475.58 

278,026.53 
378, 969. 33 
155,216.00 
312,064.26 



1,119,276.12 
1,216,199.46 



2,335,475.58 



Materials and supplies on hand, $641,075.07 



RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



ACCOUNT. 


Total 
amount out- 
standing. 


Apportion- 
ment to 
Railroads. 


AMOUNT PER MILE OF 
LINE. 




Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stock 


$87,070,448.50 

46,248,850.00 

644,000.00 


$87,070,448.50 

46,218,850.00 

644,000.00 


1,569.28 
1,569.28 
1,569.28 


$55,484.00 

29,471.00 

411 00 


Bonds. 


Equipment trust obligation 






Total 


133,963,298.50 


133,963,298.50 




85,366.00 





FOR MLIEAGE OPERATED. 



Name of Road. 



Norfolk and Western Railway- 
Total 



Capital 


Funded 
Debt. 


Total. 


AMOUNT PER MILE 
OF LINE. 


Stock. 


Miles. 


Amount. 


$87,070,448.50 


$46,892,850.00 


$133,963,298.50 


1,569.28 


$85,366.00 


87,070,448.50 


46,892,850.00 


133,963,198.50 




85,366 





358 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



COST OP EOAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Construction— total cost to June 30, 1897 $123,896,770.45 

Total cost per mile •_ 78,951.00 

Equipment—total cost to June 30, 1897 8,90!),38~.30 

Total cost per mile 5,676.00 

Gracd total cost construction, equipment, etc 87,31-1569.28 

Grand total cost to June 30, 1897 13?, 803, 157.75 

Grand total cost per mile 81,627.00 

Total cost construction, equipment, etc., N. C, to June 30, 1897 7,391,305.58 

Total cost per mile ^ 84,627.0 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION— State of North Carolina. 



Item. 


Total 
Receipts. 


Deductions. 
Account of Re- 
payments, etc. 


Actual 
Earnings. 


Passenger— 

Passenger revenue 


^78,393.49 








$206.93 




Total deductions 






Total passenger revenue 




S78, 186.56 


Mail 







10, 440. 85 


Express 




8,222.13 












96,849.54 




497,634.36 




Freight— 






■ 14, 157. 17 


" 


Total deductions 






Total freight revenue 




483,477.19 


Total freight earnings 






483,477.19 










Total passenger and freight earnings 


580,326.73 


Other Earnings from Operation— 


929.31 

845. 86 

1,268.44 

2,-527.05 




Rents from yards, tracks and terminals .__ 










Other sou^'ces 












Total other earnings 


5,570.66 










Total gross earnings from operation — N C 


585, 8! t7. 39 










Total gross earnings from operation— entire 
line. 


10,5 7,722.92 









NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



359 



INCOME ACCOUNT— Entire System. 



Gross earnings from operation . 


$10,537,722.92 
. 7,572,516.82 




Less operating expenses _ _. - 












$2,965,206.10 




11,256.00 
4,925.97 


Misceflaneous income— less expenses 




Income from other sources . _ _ 




16,181.97 


Total income - — 




2,981,388.07 


Deductions from Income— 
Interest on funded debt accrued 


2,367,105.66 
330,933.58 


Taxes 








Total deductions from income 




2,098,039.24 
283,3t8.83 
283,348.83 

1,662,248.45 

898,159.40 
2,277,039.02 


Net income 




Surplus fi'om operations of year ending June 30 1897 




Deficit on June 30, 1896 [from "General Balance Sheet," 1896 
Kepart]. 

Additions for year closing railroad accounts 




Surplus on June 30, 1897 [for entry on " General Balance Sheet"] 







STOCKS OWNED. 
A. RAILWAY STOCKS. 



Name. 


Total 
Par Value. 


Rate. 


Income or 
Dividend 
Received. 


Valuation. 


Adjustment preferred stock N. & W. Ry 

Common stock N, & W. Ry 


$308,939.00 
1,620,612.50 






$308,939.00 
1,620,612.50 












Total .. 


1,929.551.50 




1,929,551.50 







B. OTHER STOCKS. 



Name. 


Total 
Par Value. 


Rate. 


Income or j 

Dividend Valuation. 

Received. | 

1 


Pocah ntas Coal Company 


$59,850.00 

187,600.00 

100,000.00 

700.00 






$44,887.50 

131,3-20.00 

75,000.00 

595.00 


Old Dominion Steamship Company 


6 


$11,256.00 


Virginia Company _ 


Sundry small stocks 












Total . _ _. 


318,150.00 


11,256.00 251,802.50 




Grand total— A. and B— _ -_.. 


2,277,701.50 


11,256.00 


2,181,354.00 





BONDS OWNED. 

RAILWAY BONDS. 

Name— First consolidated mortgage N. & VV. Ry.— total par value $107,850,00 

Valuation 467,850.00 



360 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RENTALS RECEIVED. 

RENTS RECEIVED FOR LEASE OP TRACKS, YARDS AND TERMINALS. 



Designation of 
Property. 


Situation of Property 
Leased, 


Name of Company 

Owning Property 

Leased. 


Item. 


Total. 


Tbacks— 


Columbus, O _ 


Columbus T. & T. Co- 
C. A. & C. Ry. Co 


$5, 125. 11 
8,693.30 










Total 




$13,818.41 




Norfolk, Va 


Norfolk & South'rn Ry 




Terminals— 


1,395.00 


Total 
















Grand total rec'd 


15,213.41 











MISCELLANEOUS INCOME. 

Interest and discount— gross income 

Net miscellaneous income 



$4,925.97 
4,925.97 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 




Year Ending June 30, 1897. 








Total. 




Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 




Cost of road 


8123,896,770.45 
8 906 387 30 








Cost of equipment 








Stocks owned _ _ __ 


2 181 354 00 






Bonds owned _ __ - 


467 850 00 






Cash and current assets. __. 


2 335 475 58 - 






Material and supplies 


641 075 07 i 






Profltandloss -- _- 










Grand total 










138,428,912.40 








LIABILITIES. 










Capital stock 


89,000,000.00 

47,360,700.00 

1,119,276.12 

489,088.00 








Funded debt 








Current liabilities 








Accrued interest on funded debt not yet 
payable. 


• 












Profit and loss 


459,848.28 








Grand total 








138,428,912.40 















NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY, 



361 



OPERATING EXPENSES.— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Amount. 
Operating Expenses— 

Maintenance of ways and structures $81,601.82 

Maintenance of equipment 96,620.97 

Conducting transportation 219,528,96 

General expenses i 23,280.19 

Total 421,031.94 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— N. C 

72.70 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. —STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Class. 


Number. 


Total 
Number 
of Days 
Worked. 


Total 
Yearly Com- 
pensation. 


Average 

Daily 
Compen- 
sation. 


General officers __ . 


6 
10 
13 
19 
21 
23 
15 
42 

1 
14 

3 
10 
59 

5 
74 


1,884 
3, 140 
4,370 
6,371 
4,721 
4,702 
3,262 
8,398 
365 
3,602 
650 
3^440 

11,3:39 
1,808 

14,956 


$6,442.60 
4,525.31 
6,182.96 
4,916,86 

15,085.17 
7,541.58 
8,296.23 

10,431.07 

840.80 

6,334.60 

563.99 

4,680.92 

11,348.50 
2,503.98 

13, 554.. '^O 


$3 42 


General office clerks. 


1 44 


Station agents - 


1 97 


Other station men 


77 


Enginemen 


3 20 


Firemen 


1 60 


Conductors 


2 54 


Other trainmen 


1 24 


Machinists 


2.30 


Carpenters _. __ __ 


1.76 


Other shopmen 


87 


Section foremen ___ . _. 


1.36 


Other trackmen. _. 


1.00 


Telegraph operators and dispatchers 


1.38 


All other employees and laborers 


.91 






Total (including " General Officers")— N. C- 
Less " General Officers " _.._ . 


315 

6 


73,018 

1,884 


103,248.57 
6,442.60 


1.41 
3.42 






Total (excluding " General Officers ")-N, C. 


309 


71,134 


96,805.97 


1.36 


DlSTRIBUTION OF ABOVE— 

General administration 


16 
150 

10 
139 


5,024 
30,922 

2,977 
34,095 


10 967.91 


9. 18 


Maintenance of way and structures 


31 681.07 I Ci9. 


Maintenance of equipment 


3,848.90 
56,747.69 


1 29 


Conducting transportation 


1.66 






Total (including "General Officers")— N, C- 
Less " General Officers " 


315 
6 


73,018 

1,884 


103,248.57 
6 442 60 


1.41 
5 49 






Total (excluding "General Officers")— N. C. 


309 


71,134 


96,805.97 


1.36 


Total (including "General Officers ")-entire 
line. 


10. 189 


2,826,419 


4,420,022.29 


1.56 



362 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT, AND TRAIN MILEAGE— STATE OP NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue.. 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one miJe per mile of road . 

Average distance carried . 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Pussenger earning* per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight reven ue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per t>n per mile 

Total ft eight earn ings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile — 

Passenger and Freight- 

Passengerand freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating es penses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



C >lumn for 
Tonnage, 
Niimher 
Passengers, 
No. Trains. 
>-:ileaiie, 
No. Cars 



95, 434 

3,372,989 

38,619 

35.34 



Columns for Revenue 
and Rales. 



Dollarst 



387,405 

108,389,447 

1,241,018 

279. 78 



96,849 
1,108 



483,477 

1 



483,477 
5,535 

1 

561,663 

6, 430 
580,326 

6,644 
585, h97 

6,708 

1 

421,031 

4,820 



164,865 
1,887 



Cenfs\ Mills. 



.19 
.24 
.00 
.19 

.58 
.12 

.75 
.79 
.73 
.46 
.39 
.24 
.05 
.94 
.61 
.75 
.45 
.63 



NORFOLK AND WESTKKN RAILWAY COMPANY. 



363 



MILEAGE. 
A. MILEA-GE OF LINE OPERA.TED (All Tracks.) 



State. 


LINE REPKESENTED 
BY CAPITAL STOCK. 


Total 

Mile.ige 

Operated. 


New Line 

ton- 

htructed 

During 

Year. 


Rails. 


vlain Line 


Branches 
andS{)urs. 






Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track 


1,435.60 
54.02 

438.98 


133.68 


1,569.28 
54.02 
438.98 




14.49 
36.14 


1,554.79 


4.68 
18.54 


54.02 


Miles of yard track and sidings 


402.84 






\ Total mileage operated (all tracks.) 


1,928. CO 


133.68 


2,062.28 


■ 23.22 


50.63 


2,0U.65 



MILE AGE— Continued. 
MILEAGE OF LINE OPERATED BY STATES. 



State or Territory. 



Virginia 

West Virginia . 

Maryland 

North Carolina 

Kentucky 

Ohio 



' line'repre^ented by 
capital stock. 



Total mileage operated (single track)— 



Main Line. 



953.95 

240.75 

15.58 

87.34 

.29 

137. 69 

,435.60 



Branf^hes 
and Spurs. 



97.17 
34.94 



1.57 
133.68 



Total 
mileage 
operated. 



1,051.12 

275. 69 

15.58 

87.34 

.29 

139. 26 



1,569.28 



Iron. Steel 



14.49 



14.49 



1,036.63 

275. 69 

15.58 

87.84 

.29 

139.26 

1,554.79 



RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES. 
New Ties Laid During Year— 

First-class— number 

Average cost at distributing point 



25, 221 
33 cts. 



CONSUMPTION OP FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 



iger . 

Freight 

Switching 

Construction 

Total 

Average cost at distributing point 



Coal— 
Bitumi- 



Wood- 
Soft. 



Tons 
3,500 

28, 896 

3, 496 

362 



Cords 



8.7 
20.1 
2.5 



Total 
fuel con- 
sumed. 



Tons. 
3,501.4 

28,906.0 

3,497.3 

362 



i6,2.)l I 



31.3 



,58 



$1.25 



36, 269. 7 



Miles 
Run. 



123,790 

431,077 

62,4!0 

10,298 

627,575 



Average 

pounds 
consumed 
per mile. 



56.6 
134. 1 
112.1 

70.3 



115 



364 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



^ ACCIDENTS TO PERSONS— STATE OP NORTH CAROLINA. 

Trainmen — coupling and uncoupling, 5 killed. Falling from trains and engines, 1 killed. At 
stations, 1 killed.Other causes, 2 killed. Total killed, 9. Other employees, 8 injured. Total 
killed and injured, 17. 

Passengers — Other train accidents, 1 inj ured. Trespassing, 2 killed, 2 inj ured. Not trespassing, 
1 injured. Total killed, 2. Total injured, 3. 

CHARACTERISTICS OP ROAD- STATE OP NORTH CAROLINA. 

BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


^fiSlfh!" 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 
Iron - 


3 


Feet. 

784 
74 


Inches. 


Feet. 
66 

10 

26 


Inches 


Feet. 

168 
50 

1,264 


Inches. 










Total --_ - 


10 


858 










Trestles 


48 


11,584 











Overhead highway crossings— bridges 4 ; height of lowest above surface of rail, 20 feet. 
Gauge of track four feet eight and one-half inches. Miles 87.34. 



TELEGRAPH. 
OWNED BY ANOTHER COMPANY. 
Western Union Telegraph Co. Operated by Norfolk and Western Railway Co. 



MOORE COUNTY RAILKOAD COMPANY. 



365 



MOORE COUNTY RAILROAD COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 
Moore County Railroad, from Aberdeen, N. C, to Craigrownie, N. C. Miles 12.50. 

CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock : Common— Number of shares authorized 2,000 

Par value of shares $50.00 

Total par value authorized 1,000,000.00 

Total amount issued and outstanding _ 38,950.00 

Issued for cash— common— total number shares issued and outstanding 779 

Total cash realized 38, 950. 00 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 



Cash 

Due from solvent companies and individuals 



$1,644.48 
2,162.41 



Total, cash and current assets . 



LIABILITIES. 



Loans and bills payable 

Audited vouchers and accounts.. 
Miscellaneous — accrued interest 

Total current liabilities 

Balance cash assets 



Total 

Materials and supplies on hand $312.76. 



3,806.84 

$4,393.50 
130. 53 
241.00 



4,765.03 
3,806.84 



958. 19 



COST OP ROAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Item. 

_ 
Construction— 

Total construction 

Equipment— 

Locomotives 

Freight cars 

Total equipment 

Total cost construction, equipment, etc.— N. C 



Total Cost 
to June 30, 



$44,368.49 



5,139.25 
642.00 



5,781.25 
50,149.74 



Total Cost 

to June 30, 

1897. 



44,427.17 



5,139.25 
642.00 



5,781.25 
50,208.42 



Total cost 
per mile. 



J, 554.1: 



462.50 
4,016.67 



366 



BOARD OF KAILPvOAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RECAPITULATION. 
FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 

Capital stock— Total amount outstanding 

Apportionment to railroads 

Amount per mile of line (miles 12.50) 



$38,950.00 
38,950.00 
3,116.00 



INCOME ACCOUNT. 



Gross earnings from operation 

Less operating expens^es 


$10,400.08 
7,194.02 




Income from operation 




$3, 206. 06 






Total income - ^ - - . _ 


3,206.06 


Deductions from Income— 

Inteiest on interest-bearing current liabilities accrued 


211.00 
178.70 


Taxes 


_. - — _ - 






Total deductions from income 




419.70 










2 786.36 






2, 786. 36 


Surplus on June 30, 1897, (for entry on "General Balance 

«heet.") 




7,289.94 





EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. 



Item. 


Total 
Receipts. 


Deductions, 
Account of Re- 
payments, etc. 


Actual 

Earnings. 


Passenger— 


$95.84 








• 




Total passenger revenue 

Mail 




$95. 84 


14.82 


■ 


14.82 


Express 










' 






-- -- 






110.66 


Freight— 

Frei'^ht revenue 


^ 11,935.73 


1,646.31 


Overcharge to shippers 






Total deductions . ._ 


1,646.31 










Total freight re veuue _ . 




10,289.42 




i 




Total freight earnings 


10,289.42 


Total passenger and freight earnings. 







10,400.08 


Total other earnings - ._ _. . 












Total gross earnings from operation- 
entire line. 





MOOKE COUNTY RAILROAD COMPANY, 



3G7 



OPERATING EXPENSES. 



Item. 



Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings— North Carolina 



Amount. 



SI, 773. 84 

603. CO 

3,4t7.4I 

l,ot7.77 

7,194.02 

69.16 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 


ASSET.S 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Total. 


Item. 


Total. 


Decrease. 




Cost of road _. 




$41,427.17 

5,781.25 

140.70 

3, SOS. 84 

312.76 






Cost of equipment 

Lands owned 














Cash and current assets ^ 

OTHER ASSETS — 

MatCTials and supplies __ _ _ _ 






Grand t tal 

Liabilities. 
Capital stock- __ . _ . _.. ._. 








54,468.72 | . 








1 








S38,950.00 


ms, 950, 00 
4,52t.03 
3,70L75 
7,289.94 




7, 680. 72 


Current lirtbilities 


4,524.03 
3,463.75 

7,289.04 




5,179.60 


Reserve- 

Profitand loss 

Grand total .. 




2,479.88 








64, 290. 20 


54,468.72 


54,4(8.72 











CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 

■ 


Coal— 
Bitumi- 
nous 


Wo'd- 
SofL. 


Total Fuel 
Consumed 


Miles Run. 


Average 

Pounds 

Consumed 
per Mile. 


Passenger , 

Freight ._ 


Tons. 


Cords 


571.9 


Tons. 

285.95 


10, 125 


56.48 






Total -- _ 




571.9 


285.95 


10,125 


56.48 


" 


Average cost at distributing point 













368 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES. 



Class. 


No. 


Total 
Number 
of Days 
Worked. 


Total 
Yearly 
Compensa- 
tion. 


Average 
Daily Com- 
pensation. 


General officers 


1 
2 
6 
2 
2 
2 
1 
4 


300 
300 
280 
290 


$1,500.00 

144.00 

1,008.00 

042. 50 


$5,013 




.46 




3.60 




3.25 


Firemen 


290 ^ 4;^S.nn 


1.50 


Other trainmen 


288 
2H0 


324.00 
360.00 
624.00 


1 20 


Section foremen 


1.25 


Other trackmen 


2.40 






Total (including "General Officers ")-N. C. 


20 

1 
19 


2, 278 
300 


5,387.50 
1.500.00 


18.66 
5.00 








Total (excluding "General Officers ")-N. C. 
Distribution of Above— 


1,978 


3,837.50 

969.0.) 

981.00 

175.00 
• 
3,209.50 


13.66 


Maintenance of ways and structures 








Maintenance of equipment 


. 






Conducting transportation - -- 
















Total (including " General Officers ")-N.C._ 




5,337.50 
1,500.00 














Total fpxcludino" " General Officers ") — N C. 






3,837.50 






- - 







RENEWALS OF RAILS AND TIES— NORTH CAROLINA. 
New Ties Laid During Year— 

Yellow pine— number 

Average price at distributing point 



5,000 
10 cts 



CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 
BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 

Bridges— wooden— number 8 

Aggregate length— feet 1,760 

M inim um length— feet 36 

Maximum length— feet 450 

Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches, 12.50 miles. 



MOORE COUNTY RAILROAD COMPANY. 



369 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT. AND TRAIN MILEAGE -STATE OP NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 



Passenger Tkaffic— 

Total passenger revenue 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Freight Traffjc— 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road. 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of load 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Columns for Revenue 
and Rates. 



zrs. 


Cents. 


95 


.84 


110 


.66 


8 


.85 


10,289 


.42 


824 


.15 


10,400 


.08 


10,400 


.08 


832 




7,194 


.02 


575 


.52 


2,786 


.26 


222 


.90 



Milts. 



64 



16 



88 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. 

Locomotives — Freight, number 

Cars in freight service — Flat cars, number 

Cars in company's service— Hand cars, number 

Total curs in service 



24 



370 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSION FJRS. 



OHIO RIVER AND CHARLESTON RAILWAY COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Ohio River and Charleston Railway Co., from Marion, N. C, to Stale Line between North 
Carolina and South Carolina, miles 64.15. 

Spurs between Marion, N. C, to State Line between North Carolina and South Can^lina, 
miles. 10 Total 64.25. 



PROPERTY OPERATED -Entire Line. 



Name. 


TERMINALS. 


Miiesof 
Hue for 


Miles of 
line for 
each class 
of r' ads 
named. 


From 


To 


each load 
named. 


Ohio River and Charleston Rail- 


Marion, North 
Carolina. 

State line between 
N C. &Tennes'e. 

Marion, N. C 


1 
Camden, Sonth 171.40 




way Company, Carolinas Di- 
vision. 

Tennessee Division 

.Spurs— Carolinas Division 


Carolina. 

Allison Mills, Ten- 
nessee. 

Camden, S C 


32.34 

2.87 


203.74 
2.87 


Total 




206 61 













CAPITAL STOCK 



rescription. 


Number 

of Shares 

Authorized.* 


Par Value of 
Shares. 


Total 
Par Value 
Authorized * 


Total Amount 

issued and 
' 'utstanding. 


Capital stock — Common 




$100.00 
100.00 




$3,711,300.00 


Preferred . 




2,474,200.00 






Total 










6.185,500.00 



Manner of Payment for Capital Stock, 


Number of 
Shares issued 
During Year. 


Total Number 
tehares issued 

arid 
Outstanding. 


Total Cash 
Realized. 


Issued for reorganization— common _ . 


37,113 
24,712 
61,855 


37, 1 13 
•J4,742 
61,8)5 


$■^,711,: 00.00 


Preferred . ._ _. 


2,474,L'00.00 


Total 


6, 18 ".,500. 00 



*S25,000 per mile of completed road divided as follows: $15,000 common; $10,000 preferred. 



OHIO RIVER AND CHARLESTON RAILWAY COMPANY. 



371 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Cash $B,218. 

Due from agents 12, OHO. 

Due from solvent companies and individuals 2,877. 

United States Post office Department H,088. 

Total— Cash and current assets 

Balance— Current liabilities 

Total 

LIABILITIES. 

Loans and bills payable 

Audited vouchers and accounts 

Wages and salaries 

Net traffic balances due to other companies 

Total— Current liabilities 

Total 87,523.8 6 

Materials and supplies on hand, $1,258.13. 



28,745.50 


63, 778. 36 


. 87, 523. 86 


. 63, 582. 68 


12.737.51 


10,539.20 


664. 47 


87,523.86 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION. —STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 


Total 
Receipts. 


Actual 
Earnings. 


Passenger— 

Passenger revenue ._ _ 


$10,594.16 








Total passenger revenue 


$10,594.16 


Mail 


4,191.72 
366.34 


Express 








Other items . 


4,558.06 








Total passenger earnings ._ . 


15,152.22 


Freight— 

Freight revenue 


24,047.60 








Total freight revenue __ _ . 




24,047.60 








Total freight earnings 




24,047.60 






Total passenger and freight earnings. _ 


39, 1S9. 82 


Other Earnings from Opekation— 

Car mileage — balance — _ ._ 


195.85 
107.57 
60.10 




Telegraph companies : 




Other sources... 








Total other earnings 


363.52 






Total gross earnings from operation— N. C . 


39,563.34 
190,571.93 


Total gross earnings from operation— entire line 








Operating expenses— N. C ._ _.. 


53,704.84 







372 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RECAPITULATION. 

A. FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



Account. 


Total 

Amount 

Outstanding. 


Apportion- 

meat to 
Railroads. 


AMOUNT PER MILE 
OF LINE. 




Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stock 


$6,185,000.00 
None. 
None. 


$6,185,000.00 


206. 61 


$29,938.00* 


Bonds - 


Equipmeat trust obligations — 
















Total 


6,185,500.00 


6,185,500.00 


206. 61 


29,938.00 





*The authorized capital stock cannot exceed $25,000 per mile. The excess here is due to the 
issue of $15,000 per mile on road-bed, which is graded only. 206. 61 is used as basis for computa- 
tion by authority of S. C. Mason, Assistant Statistician, under date of October 30, 1895. 

B. FOR MILEAGE OPERATED. 

Name of road— Ohio River and Charleston Railway Company— Capital stock $6, 185,500.00 

Funded debt None. 

Total 6, 185, 500. 00 

Amount per mile of line (206.61 miles) 29,938.00 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 


ASSETS. 


Year Ending June SO, 1897. 


Total. 


Total. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 




( (^ost of road ^ 


$6,28'5,123.51 
23,745.50 


$57,761.49 
243.18 




$6,228,362.02 
38,668.72 

1,014.95 
4.39 


(.Cost of equipment J 


14,923.22 


OTHER ASSETS— 

Materials and supplies 


1,258.13 


4.39 










6,268,050.08 


Grand total _ _ 


$6,311,127.14 


43,077.06 




Liabilities. 




6,185,500.00 
59,178.74 
23,371.34 


$6,185,500.00 
87,523.86 
38,103.28 


28,345.12 
14,731.94 




Current liabilities 









6,268,050.08 


$6,311,127.14 


43,077.07 









OHIO RIVER AND CHARLESTON RAILWAY COMPANY. 



373 



COST OF ROAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Item. 


expenditures 
during year— 

NOT INCLUDKD 

IN OPERATING 

EXPENSES. 


Total cost to 
June 80, 1895. 


Total cost to 
June 30, 1896. 


Cost per 
Mile. 




Charged to 

Construction or 

Equipment. 




Construction— 
Right of way 




«378.32 

150.00 

2,590.03 

55.85 
ICO. 00 
119.35 
354. 19 

1,097.62 
732.00 

3,856.74 


378. 32 

175.00 

14,980.64 

55.85 

100. 00 

119.35 

354. 19 

1,097.62 

732.00 

3,910.89 

43,166.10 

40,018.47 
6,185,500.00 

2,253.90 


$1.83 


Other real estate 


$325.00 
12,390.61 


.85 


Grading and bridge and culvert 
mafeonry. 


72. 50 
.27 


Rails 


.._. 


.49 


Ties -— -- — 




.58 


BuildiDgs, furniture and fixtures 




1.71 




5.31 


Telegraph line . _ _ _- - 




8. 54 


Sidings and yard extensions 

Branch line in process of con- 
struction. 

Reorganization expenses 

Purchase of constructed road, 
with stock issued. 

Other items _ _ . 


51. 15 

43,166.10 

550.00 
125.63 


13.92 
208 93 


39,498.47 
6,185,5C0.('0 

2,128.27 


193.84 
29,938.04 

10.91 








55,961.49 


6,236,560.84 


6,292,522.33 


8!), 456. 02 






Equipment-- 
Locomotives 


1,800.00 


12,000.00 
1,198.82 
5,000.00 


10,200.00 
1,198.82 
5,000.00 


49.27 


Freight cars 


5.80 


Other cars of all classes 




24. 20 








Total equipment __ 


1,800.00 


8,198.82 


6,398.82 


30. 87 






Grand total cost construction, 
equipment, etc. 


57,761.49 


6,228,362.02 


6,286,123.51 


30,425.07 



MILEAGE. 
A. MILEAGE OF ROAD OPERATED (ALL TRACKS). 





LINE REPRESENTED 
BY CAPl'lAL STOCK 


Line 

operated 

under 

leas>e. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


Rails. 


Line in Use. 


1 






Main 
Line. 


Branches 
and spurs 


Iron. 


Steel. 


Miles of single track 


203.74 
9.12 


2.87 




206.61 
9.12 





206 61 


Miles of yard track and sidings . 




9.12 










Total mileage operated (all tracks) 


212.86 


2.87 




215.73 




215 73 









374 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



MILEAGE— Continued. 
MILEAGE OF LINE OPERATED BY STATES (SINGLE TRACK). 



State. 


Line Represented 
BY Capital Stock. 


Line 

Operated 

Under 

lease. 


Total 

Mileage 

Operated. 


RAILS. 




Main Line 


Branches 
and Spurs. 


Iron. 


Steel. 


South Carolina 


107 25 2 17 




110.02 
61.25 





110 02 




64.15 
32.34 


10 




64.25 


Tennessee 




32.34 


32.34 


Total mileage operated (single 
track). 


20J.74 


2.87 




.206.61 




206. 61 







DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 


Number 
Added 
Duiiug 
Year. 


Total 
Number 
at End 
of Year. 


equipment fitted 

WITH TRAIN 
BRAKE. 


EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPLEK. 




No. 


Name. 


No. 


Name. 


Locomotives— 
Passenger 




6 
6 


6 
6 


Westinghouse 
2 air, 4 steam 

Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 
Westinghouse 


2 


Janney. 


Freight 










Total locomotives in service. 




12 


12 


2 










Cars in Passenger Service— 
First-class cars 




6 
2 

1 
2 


6 

2 
1 
2 


6 

2 

2 
11 


Janney. 
Janney. 
Janney. 
Janney. 






Baggage, exp. and postal cars- 






Total 




11 


11 


Janney. 






Cars in Freight Service- 
Box cars - 




190 

77 

2 

20 




95 


60 Janney. 
35Hinson. 


Flat cars - 
















2 
20 


Janney. 
Hinson. 


















Total . 




295 

1 
2 

1 


117 

1 

2 




Cars in Company's Service - 
Officers' and pay cars 




1 


Westinghouse 


Janney. 


Caboose cars 




1 Janney. 


Other road cars steam shovel 








1 Hiuson. 














Total -— — .— 




• 4 




3 














Total cars in service. 




310 


':z:;_ 
















310 



















I 



OHIO RIVER AND CHARLESTON RAILWAY COMPANY. 



375 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE— NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number passengeis carried earning revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance carried 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

A.verage leceipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Fkeij&ht Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight re venue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

T<>tHl freight earnings .'• 

Freight earniugs per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passengek. and Fkeight— 

Passenger and freight revenue 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile . 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Column for 
Tonnage, 
Number 
Passengers, 
No Trains. 
Mileage, 
No. Cars. 



i:-j,431 

33^,576 

5, 'J07 

24,911 



15,740 

851,066 

13,24- 

54.070 



Column for Revenue 
and Rates. 



Dollars. 



$10,594 



15,152 
235 



24,047 
1 



24,047 
374 



( enis MilU. 



84,651 
539 

39, 199 
610 

39,563 
615 



53, 704 

835 

1 

14,141 
261 



.16 

.78 878 

.03 165 

.22 

.83 

.94 I 421 



.60 



.52 


780 


.02 


825 


.60 
.28" 
.76 




407 


.76 




.17 





.11 


..,..._ 


.34 




.74 




.83 


259 


.84 




.82 





.13 


020 


.50 




.41 





376 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



FREIGHT TEAPFIC MOV^EMENT— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Commodity. 



Freight 

Originating 

on this 

Road, 



Freight Re- 
ceived from 
Connecting 
Roads and 

other 
Carriers. 



Total Freight 
Tonnage. 



PkODDCTS of AGRICUIiTURE— 

Grain 

Flour 1 

Other mill products 

Hay 

Tobacco 

Cotton 

Fruit and vegetables 

Products of Animals— 

Live stoc k 

Dressed meats 

Other packing-house products 

Poultry, game and fish 

Wool 

Hides and leather 

Products of Mines— 

Anthracite coal 

Bituminous coal 

Ores - 

Stone, sand and other like articles. 

Products of Forest— 

Lumber and timber 

Cross ties 

Tan bark 

Manufactures— 

Petroleum and other oil 

Sugar 

Iron, pig and bloom 

Iron and steel rails 

Other castings and machinery 

Bar and sheet metal 

Cement, brick and lime 

Agricultural implements 



Whole Tons. Whole Tons. 



817 
19 



b02 
5J 



10 

I 

5,446 

2,218 

84 

36 
2 



82 



51 
510 

lis 



Whole Tons. 

368 

529 

412 

7 

12 
802 

68 

101 

68 

5 

3 



74 
1,929 

1 
i 

51 



Per Cent. 

2.3i 

3.36 

2.62 

.05 



74 

1,929 

11 

2 

5,497 

2,218 
84 

53 
11 
14 
4 

107 



OHIO RIVER AND CHARLESTON RAILWAY COMPANY. 



377 



FREIGHT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT— Continued. 



Commodity. 


Freight 

Originating 

on this 

Road. 


Freight Re- 
ceived from 
Connecting 
Roads and 
other 
Carriers. 


Total Freight 
Tonnage. 


Manufactures— Continued. 
Wagons carriages tools etc 


Whole Tons. 

7 
142 
129 

78 

82 

1,678 


Whole Tons 
65 
15 

26 
671 

2ji5 
40 


Wliole Tons. 

72 
167 
lo5 
752 
367 
1,718 


Fer Cent 
.46 


Wines liquors and beers 


1.06 


Household goods and furniture 


4.98 
4.77 


Merchandise 


2.33 


Miscellaneous— other commodities not men- 
tioned above. 


10.91 


Total tonnage— N. C - 


11,561 


4,179 


15,740 


100.00 






Total tonnage— entire line— 


46,080 


42,297 







INCOME ACCOUNT— Entire Line. 



Gross earnings from operation __ . _ . 


$190,571.93 
161,727.88 




Less operating expenses 








Income from operation 




r2S,844.05 




. -_. _- _ - . 




Total income 


28,844.05 


Deductions from Income— 

Interest on interest-bearing current liabilities accrued, not 
otherwise provided for. 

Taxes __ „_ _ _ 


2,042,94 
12,069.17 










Total deductions from income 




14,112.11 




-- - - 




Net income 


14,731.94 









Surplus from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 


14,731.94 


Surplus on June 30, 1896, from " General Balance Sheet," 1896 
Report. 




23,871.34 


Surpluson June 30, 1896, for entry on "General Balance Sheet," 


38,103.28 









378 



BOARD OP RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 
BRIDGES, TRESTLES, TUNNELS, Etc. 



Item. 


No. 


Aggregate 
Length. 


Minimum 
Length. 


Maximum 
Length. 


Bridges— 


3 


Feet. 
357 


Inches. 


Feet. 
60 


Inches. 


Feet. 
100 


Inches. 


Combination . . — 






3 


3->7 




60 
15 




100 
J, 250 




Total 






Tresiles _ 


37 


12,406 







Gauge of track 4 feet 83^ inches, 64. 15 miles. 



Overhead highway crossings— bridges, numbers. Height of lowest above surface of rail, 16 
feet 6 inches. 

Overhead railway cn>ssings— bridges, number 1. Height of lowest above surface of rail, 28 feet 
8 inches. 

Tunnels 1. 



TELEGRAPH. 

O a.'NED by ANOTHER COMPANY. 

Miles of line, 61.15. Miles of wire, 64.15. Owned by the Western Union Telegraph Company. 



SUFFOLK AND CAROLINA RAILWAY COMPANY. 379 



SUFFOLK AND CAROLINA RAILWAY COMPANY. 

PEOPERTY OPERATED. 
From Suffolk, Va., to Montrose, N.C., (miles) 39 

CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— Number of shares authorized 5,0U0 

Par value of shares $100.00 

Total par value authorized 500, 0( 0.00 

Total amouut issued and outstanding 400,000.00 

Rate of interest, I per cent. Amount of dividends declared during year .'_ 4,OjO.0O 

FUNDED DEBT. 

MORTGAGE BONDS. 

Class of bond or mortgage— general first mortgage. Date of issue, April, 1886. 

Amount of authorized issue $130,00100 

Amount issued „ 140,000.00 

Amount outstanding 140,000.00 

Cash realized on amouut issued 140,000.00 

Amount of interest accrued during j^ear 8, I'JO.OO 

Amount of interest paid during year 8, 400.00 

Rate of interest, 6 per cent. When payable, annually. 

RECAPITULATION OP FUNDED DEBT. 

Class of debt, mortgage bonds— amount issued . .. $140,000.00 

Amount outstanding 140,000.00 

Amount interest accrued during year 8,400.00 

Amount of interest paid during year - 8,400.00 

CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 

Cash 

Bills receivable 

Due from agents 

Due trom solvent companies and individuals 

Net traffic balances due from other companies 

Total 

LIABILITIES. 

Loans and bills payable 

Audited vouchers and accounts 

Wages and salaries 

Matured interest coupons unpaid, (including coupons due July 1) 

Total— Current liabilities 

Balance— Cash assets _._ 

Total 41,b97.02 

Materials and supplies on hand, $332. 11. 



55,000.87 


9,584.22 


983.99 


25, 665. 89 


462.55 


41,697.02 


4,781.62 


2,807.74 


1,932.74 


7(0.00 


10, 225. 10 


31,471.92 



380 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



RECAPITULATION. 
A. FOR MILEAGE OWNED. 



ACCOCTNT. 


Total Amount 
Outstanding. 


APPORTIONMENT. 


AMOUNT PER MILE OF LINE. 




To Railroads. 


Miles. 


Amount. 


Capital stock 


$400,000.00 
140,000.00 


$400,000.00 
140,000.00 


39 
39 


$10,256.00 
3,590.00 


Bonds . 




Total _ 


540,000.00 


540,000.00 


39 


18,846.00 





B. MILEAGE OPERATED. 



NAME OF Road. 


Capital 
stock. 


1 
^S?bt^ i Total. 


AMOUNT PER MILE 
OF LINE. 








Miles. 


Amount. 


Suffolk and Carolina Ry. Co 


$400,000.00 


$140,000.00 


$540,000.00 


39 


$13,846.00 


Total 


400,000.00 


140,000.00 


540,000.00 


39 


13,846.00 





COST OP EOAD, EQUIPMENT AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 



Item. 


Expenditures 

during YEAR. 

NOT INCLUDED 

IN OPERATING 

EXPENSES. 


Total Cost 
to June 30, 

1896. 


Total Cost 

to June 30, 

1897. 


Cost per 
Mile. 




Charged to con- 
sttuction or 
equipment. 




Construction— 
Right of way ___ 


$432.88 












, 




Total construction 


432.88 


$442,760.82 


$443,19-^70 


$11,862.91 






Equipment— 
Freight cars 


52. ■:5 












Total equipment 


52.25 


60,735.57 


60,787.82 


1,558.66 






Grand total cost construction, 
equipment, etc. 

Total cost construction, equip- 
ment, etc.— North Carolina. 


485. 13 


503,-196.39 


503,981.52 


12,922.60 


311.00 


323,754.06 


323,065.08 


12,922.60 



SUFFOLK AND CAROLINA RAILWAY COMPANY. 



381 



COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



June 30, 1896. 


ASSETS. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Item. 


Item. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


$142,760.82 
60,735.57 
62,584.84 
40,906.98 

579 06 


Cost of road _ _ .- 


$143,193.00 

60,787.82 
63,276.60 
41,697.62 

332.11 


$J32.88 

52.25 

692.26 

790.04 








Other permanent investments 




Other assets— 
Materials and supplies 

Grand total 


«246.95 








607,5H6.77 


609,287.25 


1,967.43 


246.95 


Liabilities 
Capital stock 




40,000.00 
140,000.00 

10,788.22 
56,778.55 


400,000.00 
140,000.00 
10.225.10 
62,642.78 






Funded debt 






Current liabilities 


5,864.18 


563. 12 


Profit and loss 


- ... 


Grand total 




607,566.77 


612,867.83 


5,861.18 


5H3.12 







INCOME ACCOUNT— Entire Line. 





$48,505. 9 
29,885.62 












Income from operation 




$18,619.47 


Miscellaneous income— less expenses 


696.20 






Income from other sources .. .. 




696.20 








Total income _. ... .. 


19,815.67 


Deductions from Income— 

Interest on funded debt accrued _. __. ___ _ ._ ___ . 


8,400.00 
1,051.49 




Taxes - ._ . __ 








Total deductions from income .- 




9,451.49 






Netiucome. .. 


9,864.18 


Dividends, 1 per cent, common stock . . _. 




4,000.00 








Total _ 


5,864.18 






Surplus from operations of year ending June 30, 1897 „ . 


5,864.18 
56,778.55 

62,642.78 


Surplus on June 30, 1896, [from " General Balance Sheet," 1896 




RepoitJ. 
Surplus on June 30, 1897, [for entry on " General Balance Sheet,"] 







382 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATION- State of North Carolina.. 



Item. 



Passenger— 

Passenger revenue 

Total passenger revenue 

Mail 

Total passenger earnings 

Freight- 

Freight revenue 

Total freight revenue 

Total freight earnings 

Total passenger and freight earnings 

Total gross earnings from operation— N. C 



Total gross earnings from operation— entire 
line. 



Total 
Receipts 



$2,756. 12 



1,009.01 



24,271.10 



Deductions, 

Account of 

Repayments, 

Etc. 



Actual 
Earnings. 



;2,756.12 
1,009.01 



8,7135.13 



21,271.10 
24,271.10 
28,036.23 
2^0>6.23 
48,604.99 



DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 



Locomotives — 
Passenger 

Freight 

Switching 

Total locomotives in service _ 

Total locomotives owned 

Cars in Passenger Service— 

First class cars 

Second class cars 

Baggage, express and postal cars — . 

Total 

Cars in Freight Service- 
Box cars 

Flat cars 

Log cars — — 

Total 

Total cars in service 

Total cars owned 



Total 
Number 

at end 
of Year. 



88 
66 
110 



115 



115 



equipment with 
train brake. 



No. 



Name. 



Eams Vacuum 



Earns Vacuum 
Boyden. 



Boy den. 



Hand. 
Hand, 
Hand. 



Hand. 
Hand. 



equipment fitted 
with automatic 

COUPLER. 



No. 



Name. 



SUFFOLK AND CAROLINA RAILWAY COMI'ANY. 



383 



EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Class. 


Number. 


Total No 
of Days 
Worked. 


Total Yearly 
Compensa- 
tion. 


Average 
Daily 

Compen- 
sation. 


General officers 

Other officers 

General office clerks 


5 

2 
7 
3 
3 


8:U 

30: 
593 
2,297 
790 
935 


$3,179.20 
720.00 
969.16 

1,827.00 
651.86 

1,664.36 
747.32 
954.67 

1,320.75 
S09.95 


m. 82 

2.39 
1.63 


station a.cpnls 


.79 


other station men - - - 


.82 




1.78 




1 
3 «06 


.82 


Conductors 

Other trainmen 

Machinists 


2 
6 
2 
3 
1 
3 
18 
3 


G02 
1,5()3 

6:S8 

698 
45 

9o9 
3,378 

801 


1.58 
.84 
1.26 




1,290.25 1.85 


Other shopmen 

Section foremen 

Other trackmen 


67. 90 
1,2.7.15 

2,5;;5.40 
695. 60 


1.50 
1.30 
.75 


Switchmen, flajimen and watchmen 


.86 


























1 


, Total (iicluding "General Officers")— N. C- 
Less " General Officers" 


62 
5 


15,318 
831 


18,666.63 1.22 
3,179.20 3.82 






Total (excluding " General Officers ")— N. C- 


57 


14,487 


15,487.43 


3.07 




DlSTRIBUTION OF ABOVE — 

General administration 


8 

21 

4 

2f» 


1,726 

4,317 

743 

S, 5:^2 


4,868.36 
3,762.61 
1,361.15 
8,67!. 51 


2.82 
.87 


Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation • _ 


1.83 
1.02 






Total (including "General Officers") -N.C - 
Less "General Officers" 


()2 
5 


15,318 
831 


18,666.63 
3,179.20 


1.22 

3.82 


Total (excluding " General Officers") -N'. C- 


57 


14, 487 


15,487.43 


1.07 


Total(including "General Officers")— entire 
line. 


62 


15,318 


18,666.63 


1.22 



MISCELLANEOUS INCOME. 

Scales $132.99 

Wharfage 542.86 

Telephones 20. 85 

Total 696.20 



384 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE— State of North Carolina. 



Item. 



Passenger Traffic— 

Number of passengers carried earcing revenue 

Number of passengers carried one mile 

Number of passengers carried one mile per mile of road. 

Average distance cairied 

Total passenger revenue 

Average amount received from each passenger 

Average receipts per passenger per mile 

Total passenger earnings 

Passenger earnings per mile of road 

Passenger earnings per train mile 

Freight Traffic— 

Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue 

Number of tons carried one mile 

Number of tons carried one mile per mile of road 

Average distance haul of one ton 

Total freight revenue 

Average amount received for each ton of freight 

Average receipts per ton per mile 

Total freight earnings 

Freight earnings per mile of road 

Freight earnings per train mile 

Passenger and Freight— 

Passenger and freight revenue — 

Passenger and freight revenue per mile of road 

Passenger and freight earnings 

Passenger and freight earnings per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation 

Gross earnings from operation per mile of road 

Gross earnings from operation per train mile 

Operating expenses 

Operating expenses per mile of road 

Operating expenses per train mile 

Income from operation 

Income from operation per mile of road 



Column 
for tonnage 

No. pas- 
sengers. No. 
trains, 

mileage, 

No. cars. 



5,416 

102,519 

4,101 

18.92 



27,741 

621,848 

24,874 

22.42 



Column for revenue 
and rates. 



Dollars. 



$2,756 



3,765 
150 



L'4,271 



24,271 
970 

1 

27,027 

1,081 

28,036 

1,124 

28, OJG 

1,168 

1 

19, 157 

766 



Cents 



8,542 
341 



.12 
.50 
.02 
.13 
.60 
.60 



.03 
.10 

.8J 
.29 

.20 
.08 
.22 
Ab 
.22 
.18 
. 25 
.45 
.30 
.76 
.30 



SUFFOLK AND CAROLINA RAILWAY COMPANY. 



385 



OPERATING EXPENSES.— STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Item. 



Amount. 



Maintenance of way and structures 

Maintenance of equipment 

Conducting transportation 

General expenses 

Total 

Percentage of expenses to earnings - 



15,119.94 

2,088.77 
8,892. .33 
3,056.41 



19,157.45 
08.33 



MILEAGE. 
B. MILEAGE OF LINE OPERATED BY STATES. 

Total mileage of line operated in Virginia 14 

Total mileage of line operated in North Carolina . 25 

Total mileage operated (single track) 39 

Total mileage of rails— steel 39 

C. MILEAGE OF LINE OWNED BY STATES. 

Total mileage owned in Virginia 14 

Total mileage owned in North Carolina . 25 

Total mileage owned (single track) 39 

RENEWAL OF RAILS AND TIES. 

New ties laid during year— Cypress, oak and pine, number 7,401 

Average price paid for ties at distributing point 19.32 cts. 

CONSUMPTION OF FUEL BY LOCOMOTIVES. 



Locomotives. 


Coal- 
Bitumi- 
nous. 


Total 
Fuel Con- 
sumed. 


Miles 
Run. 


Average 

Pounds 

Consumed 

Per Mile. 








Passenger 

Freight _ 


Tons. 

231,92:S 
388,845 


Tons. 

231,923 
888,845 


93.07 
156. 14 


49.82 
49 82 






Total 


620,768 

*2.48 


620,768 
$2.48 


249.21 


49 82 


Average cost at distributing point 









CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD. 

Bridges— wooden, number 

Aggregate length, feet 

Minimum length, feet 

Maximum length, feet 

Gauge of track, 3 feet 6 inches. Miles 25. 

25 



state of North Carolina. 



18 



386 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



WARRENTON RAILROAD COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 

Warreaton to Warren Plains, 3 miles. 

Capital stock $12,300.00 

Funded debt 7,000.00 

Cost of road 9,694.30 

Cost of equipment 7,150.00 

Gross earnings 4,345.50 

Operating expenses 2,940.91 

Cost of construction per mile 3,231.43 

Employees 6. 



WILMINGTON AND POWELLSVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 

Wilmington, N. C, to Powellsville, N. C, (miles) 22 

Capital stock $90,000.00 

Cost of road 110,000.00 

Cost of equipment 7,150.00 

(iross earnings 29,896.54 

Operating expenses 29,704.24 



WILMINGTON SEACOAST RAILROAD COMPANY. 

PROPERTY OPERATED. 
From Wilmington to Ocean (miles).^ 11.81 

CAPITAL STOCK. 

Capital stock, common— number of shares authorized 1,500 

Par value of shares $100.00 

Total par value authorized 150, 000. 00 

Total amount issued and outstanding .„.__ 150,000.00 



WILMINGTON SEACOAST RAILROAD COMPANY. 



387 



FUNDED DEBT. 

MORTGAGE BOND^. 

Class of bond or obligation— Six per cent. 20-year. Date of issue, October 1st, 1891. 

Amountof authorized issue $50,000.00 

Amount issued 50,000.00 

Amount outstanding 20,000.00 

Cash realized on amount issued 18,000.00 

Rate of interest, 6 per cent. When payable, April and October. 

Amountof interest accrued during year 1, '200.00 

Amountof interest paid during year 1,200.00 



CURRENT ASSETS AND LIABILITIES. 

ASSETS. 



Cash. 



LIABILITIES. 



Loans and bills payable 

Audited vouchers and accounts 



$1,295.12 



27,405.08 
4,819.79 



COST OP ROAD, EQUIPMENT, AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Total cost construction to June 30, 1897 $133, 157.61 

Total cost equipment, to June 80, 1897 26,354.01 



EARNINGS FROM OPERATIONS. 



Total Passenger revenue. 
Mail 



$15,152.15 

391.48 

Total passenger earnings $15,544.03 

Total freight revenue 2,902.38 



Total passenger and freight earnings 18,446.41 



INCOME ACCOUNT 



Gross earnings from operations 


$18,446.41 
16,454.63 




Less operating expenses 








Income from operation — 




$1 991 78 




1,200.00 
514,86 




Deductions from Income— 
Interest on funded debt accrued _ - 




Taxes __ __ .. • 








Total deductions from, income — 




1 714 8() 








Net income — - 


276 92 









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COMPARATIVE GENERAL BALANCE SHEET. 



Jtjne 30, 1896. 


Assets. 


Year Ending June 30, 1897. 


Item. 


Item. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 




Cost of road 


$133,157.61 

26,354.01 

7, 173. 36 








Cost of equipment— _ . — 








Lands owned _. 






.... . .._.. 














Grand total 










Liabilities. 
Capital stock _ .. . 








150,000.00 

20,000.00 

32,254.87 

300.00 












Funded debt 






Current liabilities 








Accrued interest on funded debt, not 
yet payable. 

Grand total 
























' 







DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT. 



Item. 



Locomotives— 

Passenger 

Freight 

Total locomotives in service_- 

Total locomotives owned 

Cars in Passenger Service— 

First-class cars 

Second-class cars 

Combination cars 



Total 
Number 

at end 
of year. 



Others cars in passenger service- 
open. 

In Freight Service- 
Box cars 

Refrigerator cars 

Other cars in freight service 



equipment fitted 

WITH train brake. 



No. 



Name. 



Westinghouse 
Vacuum. 



Westinghouse 
Vacuum. 
Westinghouse 

Westinghouse 



Hand. 
Lever. 
Pole. 



EQUIPMENT 

FITTED WITH 

AUTOMATIC 

COUPI.ER. 



No. 



Name. 



Janney. 
Draw Bar. 



Janney. 

Draw Bar. 

Janney. 

Janney. 
Miller. 



Draw Bar. 



PASSENGER AND FREIGHT AND TRAIN MILEAGE —STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Number of passengers carried earning revenue 110,481 

Revenue earned from passengers S'lS, 152.55 



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Station .igenls. 


Other Station 


Englnemen. 


Firemen. 


Conductors. 


TrSren. 


Maehluists. 


Carpenters. 


Other 
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NO. 


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Cberawsnd Dirilngton 

Wilmington and Weldon 


73 
9 


■ ..■il 
1.43 

2.03 


45 


1.52 


2i 

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3.31 


3 
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33 

92 

24 
9 

2 
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$2.10 
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2.62 


8 
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S3 

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.89 
1.00 

1.29 

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.95 

1.25 
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38 
81 

I 
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2.-55 
2.23 


3 
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82.23 
1.78 

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1.39 


100 
31 

141 


SI. 83 
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1.90 

1.36 


11 
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138. 

5 
13 

1 


1.27 
1.02 

1.15 

1.24 
1.30 

1.00 

1.16 


49 

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2:11 

131 

107 

32 
219 

63 
59 


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.74 

.64 

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28 
47 

119 

8 


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1.00 
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15 
36 

83 

15 
10 


SI. 23 
1.98 

1.77 
1.23 

1.38 


129 
31 

42 


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1.15 

.95 
1.06 

1.69 
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12-2 
1,306 






AshevlUe and Spaitanburg , 

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1 




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2.26 3 

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1.54 23 

1 


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530 

930 
333 


Dnrham and Northern , 

Georgia, Carolina and Northern 

Raleigh and Gaston 

Raleigh and Augusta 


2.11 


88 


1.72 


212 


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2.33 






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13 






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159 




61 


1.17 

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1 




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.75 
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Carthage 

Cashie and Chowan 


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.75 

1.60 
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1.00 


2,21 


60 1.05 


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1.60 


23 






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2.30 


" 


1.76 


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125 






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Wellington and Powellsvllle 

Wilmington, Newbern and Norfolk 


2.59 


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Total number of employees In North Carolina 



10,244 
1,296 
8,948 



THE WINTON RAILROAD AND LUMBER COMPANY. 389 

OPERATING EXPENSES. 

Rkcapitdlation of Expenses— 

MaiQtenance of way and structures $7,489.26 

Maintenance of equipment }, 616.98 

Conducting transportation 5,396.20 

General expenses 1,952.19 

Grand total . 16,454.26 

CHARACTERISTICS OF ROAD— State of North Carolina. 

Trestles— number 3 

Aggregate length (miles) 1% 

Minimum length (miles) % 

Maximum length (miles) : 1 

' Gauge of track 4 feet 9 inches, 11.81 miles. 

TELEGRAPH. 

No telegraph. Use telephones of local Bell Telephone Company, for which we pay toll. 



THE WINTON RAILROAD AND LUMBER COMPANY. 



PROPERTY OPERATED. 

St. Johns, N. C. to Winton, N. C— main line (miles) 15 

Sidings 5 

Total 20 

Capital stocii $30,000.00 

Funded debt 30,000.00 

Cost of road 45,000.00 

•Cost of equipment 10,000.00 

Gross earnings . 17, 653. 25 

Operating expenses 12, 883. 22 

Cost of construction per mile 2,250.00 

> Cost of construction and equipment per mile 2,750.00 

Employees 40 



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Name of Road. 


Cost of Capital Funded 
Road. j Stock. Debt. 

1 


Capital 

Slock per 

Mile. 


Funded 

Debt per 

Mile. 


Atlantic Coast Line— 

Cheraw and Darlington* 

Petersburg* 

Wilmington, Columbia and Au- 
gusta. 

Wilmington and Weldon, inclu- 
ding branches. 

Norfolk and Carolina* 


$140,708.19 $50,400.00 $77,516.00 

335,292. J6i 138,4,^^9.^7: i82,668,27 

1,104,490.31' 3t)i, 800.00 73fi,7H9.00 

10, 80J, 242. 32 ; 3,000,000.00 1 7,380,000.00 

1,955,691.(58 \ 897,301.80 1,028,970.00 


$3,546.73 
19,840.87 
3,894.21 

5,760.00 

13,473.00 


$5,461.96 

LT), 170.24 

7,8o5.00 

14,169.00 

15,150.00 






Total 


14,338,424.96 


4,4.-0,9.1.07 

272,260.05 
329,797.41 
250,000.00 

4,00 ,000.00 


9,406,033.27 






.Southern Railway Company— 

Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line* 

Asheville and Spartanburg 

High Point, Randleman, Ash- 
boro and Southern. 

North Carolina 


1,153,118.65 
660,146.01 
652, P8 1.11 

4,975,627.5; 

1,011,199.21 

30,864,333.14 

31,300.00 


880,8 1.5) 
314,092.87 
402,000.00 


6,330.00 
7,871.06 
9,328.35 

17,893.00 
25,000.00 
37,996.00 
3,C6S.62 
15,213.90 


20,50^1.00 
7, 196. 25 
15,000.00 


North Carolina Midland 


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Southern Railway— owned lines*t 
State University 


22,425,999.12 
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10,378,428.48 


17,584.00 


Yadkin 


1,240,961.06 fi'^5.000 0n 


615000 no 


15,000.00 






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40,519,700.01 


28,584,356.58 


12,9^0,382.90 










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nnrnlinfl, f^pnlral 


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5, 942, 830 .56 1 , 200 , 000 .00 5, 1 5 J, 000. 00 
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4,535.00 
7,007.21 
2,010.89 
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19,479.00 

3,623.19 

20,135.23 


Durham and Norihern 


Georgia, Carolina and Northern 
Palmetto 


341,83).s2 
115,254.86 
1,081.440.56 
l,-t87,950.52 
266,119.40 
696,561.62 


28,108.50 

117,901.00 

1,500,000.00 

873 600 00 


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Raleigh and Gaston 


1,200,000.00 
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15,464.00 12,371.00 

8.185.00 9,369.00 

159.44 8,019.54 

17,077 00 .39.2,37.00 




5,150.00 260,000.00 
458 172 00 ' 1 1'^^'' "fin nn 




Wilmington Railway Bridge Co. 


40,000.09 


205,0'00.00 


16,843.00 


85,416.00 








Total 


11,476,943.00 


4,513,031.50 


9,301,100.00 









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Miscellaneous Roads— 
Aberdeen and Rock Fish 


53,804.10 
250,448,26 

2,177,027.98 
538,592.17 

7,334,629.51 


75,606.68 

250,000.00 

1,797,200.00 

425, 113 60 




4,725.41 
3,937.00 
18,920.00 
16,194.80 
5,946.00 




Aberdeen and Ash('boro 


126,911.25 
325,000.00 


1,998.60 


Atlantic and North Carolina 

Atlantic and Danville 


3,421.00 
3,797.94 


Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 


1,972,'900.00 4,922,700.00 


14,861.00 



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Name of Road. 


Cost of 
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Capital 
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Funded 
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Capital 

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1 


Funded 

Debt per 

Mile. 


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Carthage 


50,000.00 
68,000.00 
20,081.23 


16,050.00 
100,000.00 
200,000.00 




1 605 00 






4, 5 15. 45 




Carolina and Northwestern 


475,000.00 


3,500.00 


4,318.00 




100,370.00 


49,042.50 




6,130.31 




western. 






East Tennesse and Western 


77,019.50 


77,019.00 




25, 673. 16 




North Carolina. 




Eo-vnt 


226.227.31 


125,000.00 
10,000.00 


108,000.00 


15, 625. 00 


13, 500. 00 














95,000.00 
66,546.85 


95,000.00 




4,398 15 


Caldwell and Northern 


80,000.00 
182,518.00 


7.547.16 




Atlanta, Knoxville and North- 
western* 


365,036.00 


182,518.00 


13,037.00 


13,037.00 


Northampton and Hertford 


30 111 23' 


25 000 00 




2,777.77 
19,445.00 
2,883.33 




2, 176, 139. 53 


1,555,600.00 
8,650.00 


583,360.00 


7,292.00 


New Hanover Transit Company 


4, 000, CO 






^Norfolk and Western 1 












Roanoke and Southern Div.. )■ 


7,391,305.58 


4,845,972.56 


2,873,997.14 


55,484.00 


29,471.00 


Lynchburg and Durham Div J 














50, 208, 42 
1,954,810.74 


38,950.00 




3,116.00 
29,93S.00 
10,256.41 




Ohio River and Charleston 


1,923,516.00 
256, 410. 26 






Suffolk and Carolina 


323,065.08 


89,743 59 


3,589.74 




16,814.30 
11", 150.00 


12,300.00 
90,000.00 


7, 000. 00 


4,100.00 


2,333.33 


Wellington and Powellsville 





4,090.90 


Wil. Newbern and Norfolk 


2,396,896.85 
26,S54.01 


1,200,000.00 


1,150,000.00 
20, 000. 00 


13,753.58 


13,180.56 


Wilmington Sea Coast 


150,000.00 
30,000.00 


12,701.10 


1,693.47 


Winton 


55,000.00 


30,000.00 
11,088,926.12 


2, COO, 00 


2,000.00 


Total 


25,986,648.65 


15,496,849.10 













* Mileage basis. 

t Capital stock— of this amount $6,986,487.00 is Preferred, and the remainder (S15, 439,512. 12) is 
Common Stock. 



398 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS 



OF THE 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS, 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Goldston, 

vs. 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway Company. 

Petition for Depot. 

Petitioners filed a verified complaint on June 14, 1893, alleging 
that the accommodations for freight and passengers at Goldston 
were wholly insufficient, and asking that the Commission make 
an order requiring the defendant company to erect a suitable 
building as a passenger station and freight depot. 

The complaint was served and answer received from defendant, 
through its general manager, J. W. Fry, June 21, 1893. 

The case was assigned for hearing at Raleigh, July 31, 1893. 
It appearing upon investigation that the business at Goldston 
was such as to justify better freight and passenger accommoda- 
tions, it was ordered that defendant erect a suitable depot building. 

Defendant expressed a willingness to comply with the order of 
the Commission, but, inasmuch as the road was in the hands of 
a receiver, asked that the matter be postponed, which was granted. 

At a session of the Commission, January 1, 1897, the case was 
again called, and, it appearing that the depot facilities asked for 
had been furnished by the defendant company, case was closed. 

January 1, 1897. 



reports and decisions. 399 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Geo. D. Green 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff filed complaint December 19,1896, alleging payment 
of freight on horse from Roxboro to Wilson, when payment had 
already been paid by consignor, and refusal on part of defendant 
to refund the overcharge. 

Complaint was served on December 19, 1896, and answer thereto 
filed December 23, to the effect that, through error of agent at 
shipping point, the shipment reached Wilson billed '^collect." 

Claim was at once sent forward for collection. 

At a session of the Commission, January 7, 1897, this case was 
called, and, it appearing that the overcharge had been refunded 
to plaintiff, and that no further action was demanded, case was 
dismissed. 

January 7, 1897. 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

J. D. Medlin 

vs. 

Southern Express Ctmpany. 

Wrong Delivery. 

Plaintiff alleged in this case that a shipment was forwarded to 
him by express, and the defendant company delivered same upon 
a forged order to some one else, and have refused to pay the loss 
sustained thereby. 

Complaint was served on September 10, 1896, and answer 
thereto filed on September 18, following, saying that the loss com- 
plained of had been paid to complainant, and a receipt received 
for the same. 

At a session of the Commission, January 7, 1897, it appearing 
that plaintiff desired to withdraw complaint, case was dismissed. 

January 7, 1897. 



400 board of eailroad commissioners. 

State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Minneola Manufacturing Co. 

vs. 
Southern Railway Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff filed complaint December 16, 1896, alleging a consign- 
ment of freight from Gloucester to Gibsonville, and according to 
bill of lading the freight should be |21, but defendant company 
demanded $30.30, an overcharge of 19.30. 

Complaint was served on December 23, and answer thereto 
filed on December 31, 1897, to the effect that the freight had been 
delivered at the rate named in bill of lading. 

At a session of the Commission, January 7, 1897, it appearing 
by communication from plaintiff that the matter had been satis- 
factorily adjusted, and no further action demanded. 

January 7. 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation op the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

A. Lehman 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff filed complaint on December 19, 1896. Served on the 
same day, and answer thereto filed on December 27, 1896. 

The claim was for overcharge on thirty cases empty bottles, 
shipped from Baltimore by Clyde Steamship Line via Wilmington 
to Goldsboro. 

Defendant, in answer to the complaint, says, " We have no 
arrangements for handling business from Baltimore via this cir- 
cuitous route, had the shipment been made by the Atlantic Coast 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 401 

Line from Baltimore, the rate would have been only forty-three 
cents per hundred pounds, instead of fifty-four, as charged." 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, January 7, 1897, 
the facts appearing as set forth, and the matter not being within 
the jurisdiction of the Commission, was dismissed. 

January 7, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Neil McNeil 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldoi^ Railroad Company. 

Overcharge. 

This is a complaint for overcharge on shipment of sash, doors 
and blinds from High Point, N. C, to Parkton. 

The complaint was served, and answer filed through W. G. 
PuUiam, Freight Claim Agent of defendant company, to the effect 
that the overcharge was caused by the agent of the Southern 
Railway Company billing shipment to Polkton instead of Parkton. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, January 7, 1897, it 
appearing that the overcharge had been refunded by defendant 
to plaintiif, and no further action was demanded, case was closed. 

January 7, 1897. 



26 



402 board of railroad commissioners. 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Eailroad 

cosimissioners. 

Smith 

vs. 

Southern Express Company. 

Overcharge. 

Complaint for overcharge on shipment of fish from Morehead 
City to Raleigh. 

Defendant, in answer to this complaint, says that the over- 
charge was made through error on part of agent not understand- 
ing the new rate as made by the Commission, and that in future 
there would be no cause for complaint. 

January IT, 1897, at a session of the Commission at Raleigh, 
it appearing that the overcharge had been refunded to com- 
plainant, case was dismissed. 

January 7, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Lucy Manning 

vs. 

Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company. 

Damage. 

Plaintiff filed complaint August 12, 1896, alleging that she was 
a passenger on defendants cars, coming from Portsmouth, Vir- 
ginia, to Gaston, N. C. ; and when she arrived at said station, 
Gaston, her trunk was negligently and unlawfully thrown from 
defendant's cars instead of being handled carefully; and by such 
rude and negligent handling, was greatly damaged, to-wit; the 
tray was broken to pieces, and some licorice and cocoa, which 
she had in said trunk, were broken up and mixed with complain- 
ant's dresses, so that they were greatly damaged, and one of them 
completely ruined. That said damage was not less than fifteen 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 403 

dollars; that the weight of said trunk was within the limits 
allowed to a passenger ; that said complainant had paid her fare 
as a passenger from Portsmouth to Gaston, N. C. 

Copy of complaint was served on defendant, with request to 
satisfy complainant or answer within ten days. 

At a session of the Commission, January 7, 1897, this case was 
called ; and it appearing by letter from defendant, and also from 
plaintiff, that damages claimed had been paid, and that no further 
relief was asked, case was ordered closed. 

January 7, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

The Commission 

vs. 

Seaboard Air-Line — Southern Railway Company. 

Rev. Jesse H. Page and others, delegates from Methodist Con- 
ference at Kinston, complained to the Commission of the treat- 
ment by defendants for failure to make connection of their trains 
at Raleigh. 

That plaintiffs were passengers on train of defendant. Southern 
Railway, and, before reaching Raleigh, telegraphed to the Sea- 
board Air Line officials, requesting that their train be held for 
the arrival of the Southern Railway train, as they intended to 
board Seaboard train for points south ; that the train of the Sea- 
board Air Line failed to hold its train as requested, but moved 
off as the train on which plaintiffs were aboard came in, causing 
all of said passengers to remain over in Raleigh for twenty -four 
hours, at a great expense and inconvenience. 

Plaintiffs asked no damages, but demanded that these trains 
be made to make close connection in the future. 

The Commission at once issued the following order to each of 
tho' defendants named: 

You will take notice, that whereas, complaint has been filed 
before the Railroad Commissioners, and from our own knowledge 



404 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

you fail to make the proper connection of your trains No. 41 leav- 
ing Raleigh at 3.40 p. m. with train No. 15, of the Southern Rail- 
way, leaving near the same time, for the interchange of passen- 
gers ; and it appearing that this connection is practicable and nec- 
essary for the convenience of the traveling public; now, therefore, 
you are requested to show cause, if any, before the Commission 
on Tuesday the 22d day of December, 1896, why a more reasona- 
ble and satisfactory connection should not be made at once. 

On December 22 the case was called, when Superintendents 
Moncure and O'Brien, of defendant companies, appeared, and 
stated that the connection desired was not practicable, from the 
fact that it would disturb their through connections. 

The Commission is of the opinion that the connection is prac- 
ticable and should be made, and it is ordered as follows : 

No. 15, of the Southern Railway, and No. 41, of the Seaboard 
Air Line, leaving Raleigh at 3.40 p. m., are each hereby required 
to report to its connecting line as near as possible the time of 
arrival of its train and the number of passengers for exchange. 
The system whose train is on time must hold the same at least 
ten minutes for its delayed competitor — when both are delayed 
and a connection can be made by holding a train a reasonable 
time, the same rule must be applied. 

At a session of the Commission, January 7, 1897, it appearing 
that defendants were complying with order of the Commission, 
case was ordered closed. 

January 7, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

W. W. Briscoe 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Loss of Trunk. 

Plaintiff filed claim against defendant for loss of trunk checked 
from Salisbury to Durham, October 16, at 6.45 a. m., and not 
delivered until October 21 following, alleging a loss of time from 



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REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 405 

business of six days, also necessitating the purchase of articles 
needed for the Fair, being held at that time. Plaintiff placed 
his loss at seventy-four dollars. 

Complaint was served on defendant October 24, 1896, and an- 
swer thereto filed through W. A. Turk, General Passenger Agent, 
saying that the claim would be satisfactorily settled with plaintiff. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, February 4, 189T, 
the case was called, and it appearing by letter received from plain- 
tiff, that the claim had been satisfactorily adjusted, and a with- 
drawal of further action desired, ordered dismissed. 

February 4, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Carmichael 

vs. 

Hendersonville and Brevard Railroad Company. 

This was a complaint, by which it appeared plaintiff had suf- 
fered loss by the breaking of a lot of crockery shipped over defend- 
ant's road. 

Plaintiff was directed to make claim on defendant for the 
amount of the loss claimed, and if payment was refused, to file 
his complaint, with all the papers, with the Commission, and the 
matter would have prompt attention. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, January 1, 1897, 
this case was called, and it appearing that the loss complained of 
had been paid, was dismissed. 

January 1, 1897. 



406 board of railroad commissioners. 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

McLean 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Failure to furnish Cars for Freight. 

Plaintiff complains under date of December 18, 1896, that de- 
fendant has failed to furnish him cars for loading lumber, and 
causing considerable delay. 

General Superintendent Green, of defendant company, answers 
the complaint, and says that the delay during the block of train 
at Greensboro was unavoidable, but that in future there would 
be no such trouble. 

At a session of the Commission, February 4, 189Y, it appeariag 
that the matter was satisfactorily adjusted with plaintiff, case 
was ordered closed. 

February 4, 1897. 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Nash Brothers 

vs. 

Southern Express Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff alleges overcharges on shipments from Greensboro to 
Mount Airy, N. C. ; that defendant charges on a mileage via Wil- 
mington, and not the mileage by the shortest route, that is, by 
Raleigh. 

Complaint was served and answer filed through General Super- 
intendent W. J, Croswell, saying that the agent at Goldsboro was 
in error in making the charges as he had been doing but that in 
future, there would be no cause for complaint. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, February 4, 1897, 
it appearing that the overcharge has been refunded to plaintiff, 
and that no further redress is asked, case was ordered closed. 

February 4, 1897. 



reports and decisions. 407 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Newton Hosiery Mills 

vs. * 

Southern Railway Company. 
Belay of Freight. 

Under date of December 9, 1896, complainants filed complaint, 
alleging unreasonable delay in the forwarding and delivery of 
various shipments of factory products to Baltimore and other 
points, and that plaintiffs were suffering considerable loss by rea- 
son of the delay. 

Copy of complaint was served on defendant with request for 
immediate answer. 

Answer was received through General Superintendent Grreen, 
of defendant company, saying that the matter of the complaint 
had been investigated, and it was found that the shipments re- 
ferred to were considerably delayed, owing to the fact that at the 
time of shipment defendant's line was completely blockaded. 
Now that the block is over, all shipments should receive prompt 
dispatch, and steps had been taken to see that this was done. 

At a session of the Commission February 4, 1897, it appearing 
that plaintiff desired no further redress, and no further action 
on the part of the Commission being necessary, case was ordered 
closed. 

February 4, 1897. 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Zimmerman 

vs. 

Norfolk and Southern Railroad Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff alleges an overcharge on car load of mixed lumber of 
$15. 

Copy of complaint was served on defendant, who answered 
that the overcharge was simply an error, and was immediately 
refunded when the attention of the agent was called to the same. 



408 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

At a session of the Commission February 4, 1897, it appearing 
that the overcharge has been refunded by defendant to plaintiff, 
case was ordered closed. 

February 4, 1897. 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Shuford 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Discrimination. 

Complainant alleges discrimination in freight rate on shipment 
of peas from different points on the Southern Railway, and also 
from points on Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway to New 
Orleans. 

This matter was one of interstate commerce, but the Commis- 
sion took same up with the defendants, and requested a correc- 
tion or answer. 

At a session of the Commmission February 4, 1897, it appear- 
ing that the discrimination complained of had been corrected, 
case was ordered closed. 

February 4, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Jones et al. 

vs. 

Southern Railv/ay Company. 

Delivery of Freight. 

This is a complaint by several of the merchants at Brown Sum- 
mit, complaining of the delay in the delivery of freight by defend- 
ant, and saying that only one ;local freight train had stopped at 
Brown Summit for a week, and agent could give no information 
as to when goods ordered for which plaintiff held bill ladings for 
would be received. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 409 

Defendant answering, says that the matter had been thoroughly 
looked into, and it was found that the local freight trains had been 
annulled because of not having sufficient power to move them; 
that there was a considerable blockade at Greensboro, and every 
endeavor was made to raise it to accommodate its patrons. Since 
that time additional power had been furnished, and defendant 
felt sure the Commission would hear no further complaint on 
account of delay in delivering freight. 

The Commission addressed a communication to complainants, 
advising them of the answer of defendant, and asking to be ad- 
vised of any further cause for complaint. 

At a session of the Commission, February 4, 1897, it appearing 
that plaintiff desired no further action, case was ordered closed. 

February 4, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Glassy jock 

vs. 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway. 

Overcharge. 

This was a complaint for overcharge on shipment of stoves 
from Greensboro to Carthage. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, on February 8, 1897, 
this case was called, and it appearing that the defendant had not 
violated the rates prescribed by the Commission, was dismissed. 

February 8, 1897. 



410 board of railroad commissioners. 

State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Weldon 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company. 

Passenger Train. 

This was a complaint by citizens of Weldon, alleging great in- 
convenience on account of present passenger service for reaching 
Halifax and other points between Weldon and Hobgood, there 
being only one passenger train a day, and that at 12 m. 

This complaint was served on defendant, with suggestion that 
a passenger coach be attached to some freight train leaving Wel- 
don in the a. m. and transferred to a train returning in the p. m., 
or allow the caboose attached to the freight train to carry pass- 
engers. 

Answer was received from defendant through its General Man- 
ager, J. E. Kenly, on January 2, 1897, to this effect: 

'^ Our experience in handling passengers on freight trains on 
the branch lines in Eastern North Carolina has been exceedingly 
unsatisfactory — the fact is, we have had many claims from vari- 
ous parties for alleged injuries received while travelling in the 
passenger cars attached to freight trains, and many of the cases 
we have had to settle at considerable cost. We therefore decided 
to do away with handling passengers on these trains and provided 
passenger trains on the Kinston and Plymouth branches — the 
passenger business at best is meager in these branch lines. If we 
should again take the risk of handling passengers on freight 
trains, I have no doubt that the passenger trains would be en- 
tirely discontinued. I can understand that during court week at 
Halifax, the passengers between Halifax and Weldon might be 
somewhat inconvenienced by our present service ; we are willing, 
however, that during the term of court we will permit our Kin- 
ston branch freight trains to carry passengers between Halifax 
and Weldon, which I think, will overcome all the real difficulties 
of the present service. I hope this will be satisfactory to theCom- 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 411 

This case was called at a session of the Commission, at Raleigh, 
February 8, 1897, and it appearing that the proposed passenger 
accommodation would be entirely satisfactory to complainants, 
and that no further action was demanded, was dismissed. 

February 8, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Taylor 

vs. 

Raleigh and Augusta Railroad Company, and Aberdeen and 

West End Railroad Company. 

Switching Charges. 

This was a complaint, filed by W. R. Taylor, a contractor and 
shipper of lumber, against the Raleigh and Augusta Railroad 
Company and Aberdeen and West End Railroad Company for 
refusing to transfer car loads of lumber delivered by said Taylor 
to the Aberdeen and West End Railroad^ Company, consigned to 
Norfolk, Virginia. 

From the examination of witnesses, the following facts were 
found : The Aberdeen and Rock Fish Railroad connects with the 
switch on right-of-way on Raleigh and Augusta Railroad, the 
grading of which was done by Aberdeen and West End Railroad 
Company, it appearing that the Aberdeen and West End Railroad 
Company had used this switch to transfer cars to planing mill, 
owQed by Page Lumber Company, for several years without ob- 
jection on part of Raleigh and Augusta Railroad Company. 

About six months ago the Raleigh and Augusta Railroad Com- 
pany put a switching engine at this point, and made the transfer 
without charge. It appeared also from the evidence that a con- 
sideration was paid by the Raleigh and Augusta Railroad Com- 
pany to the Aberdeen and Rock Fish Railroad Company, and also 
to the Aberdeen and West End Railroad Company for all cars of 
luiriber delivered to said Raleigh and Augusta Railroad Company. 

This contract or agreement has never been filed with the Rail- 



412 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

road Commission for approval, as the law directs in section 9 of 
the act creating the Railroad Commission — which section also 
reads that a failure to file such agreement shall render same null 
and void. 

The complaiaant, Taylor, offered a car load of lumber to the 
Aberdeen and West End Railroad Company, and consigned by it 
through the connection to Norfolk, Virginia. Upon this car the 
plaintiff was willing to pay the transfer charges, but was not 
willing to pay the bonus due to the Aberdeen and Rock Fish Rail- 
road Company, as charged. The Raleigh and Augusta Railroad 
Company, however, refused to make the transfer until this bonus 
was paid. 

The Commission concludes, as follows : 

That any rebate, refund or charge other than in accordance 
with the rates filed with the Commission is unlawful and in vio- 
lation of section nine of the Railroad Commission Act. 

It is further adjudged, that the Raleigh and Augusta Railroad 
Company shall transfer the cars of connecting lines when ten- 
dered and make the usual switching charges therefor, and it is so 
ordered. 

It is further ordered, that Rule — be adopted and added to the 
rules governing transportation of freight, as follows, Rule No. 33 : 

A charge of no more than two dollars per car will be allowed 
for switching or transferring a car from any point on any road to 
any connecting road or warehouse within a space of one mile 
from starting point, over one and not more than two miles, three 
dollars ; over two miles and not over three miles, four dollars, 
without regard to weight or contents. 

When in the transfer of a car between said points it is neces- 
sary to pass over the line of any intermediate road or roads, the 
maximum charge of two, three or four dollars, as the case may 
be, shall be equitably divided between the roads at interest. 

When a charge is made for the transfer of loaded cars between 
said points, no additional charge shall be made for the delivery 
or return of the empty cars. 

February 10, 1897. 



reports and decisions 413 

State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Nash Brothers 

vs. 

Southern Express Company. 

Ove7' charge. 

Complaint of overcharge on express package from New York 
City to Goldsboro. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, February 17, 1897, 
this case was called, and it appearing that the Commission did 
not have jurisdiction in the matter, it was dismissed. 

February 17, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Mason 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Excessive Freight Rate. 

Plaintiff alleges excessive freight rate on logs, shipped from 
Dillsboro and other points to Asheville. 

Complaint was served on defendant and answer filed, agreeing 
to put in effect a freight rate of |5 per car for fifty miles and un- 
der, and $7 per car for one hundred miles and over fifty miles, on 
logs in train load of ten cars minimum, from all Western North 
Carolina stations and Murphy Branch. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, February 18, 1897, 
it apparing that the new schedule of rates were satisfactory to 
plaintiff, case was dismissed. 

February 18, 1897. 



414 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

State of North Carolina on the Kelation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

Gates 

vs. 

Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company. 

Conduct of Agent. 

Plaintiff filed complaint under date of December 31, 1896, alleg- 
ing great annoyance and inconvenience by the placing of bulletin 
board for displaying the time for arrival of trains at Wake Forest, 
on the opposite side of the track from the passenger depot, and 
asked that the Commission pa^s an order requiring the bulletin 
board to be placed at the ticket office. 

The Commission considered the matter, and it appearing that 
no rule had been made by the Commission in matters of this kind, 
the following rule is adopted or ordered : 

Rule No. 14 is hereby amended by adding at end of saaie the 
following : ' ' The bulletin board shall be placed in a conspicuous 
place at the ticket office, and all notices thereon of arrival and 
departure of trains shall be erased immediately after the depart- 
ure of trains. 

Plaintiff also complains of a rule or order that is being enforced 
by the agent in not allowing certain women to enter the ladies' 
waiting room when holding a second-class ticket, and compelling 
them to go in the men's waiting room; and asks the Commission 
if this is right. 

To this enquiry the Commission replies as follows : 

The agent has no right to refuse a woman admission to the 
ladies' waiting room, simply for the reason that she holds a 
second-class ticket. 

The matter has been called to the attention of the railroad com- 
pany, with the request that such rule be annulled, if in effect. 

February 18, 1897. 



reports and decisions. 415 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Hadley & Smith 
vs. 
Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway Company. 

Lost Freight. 

This was a complaint for loss in transportation of tobacco from 
Mount Airy, N. C, to points in Greorgia. 

Plaintiff alleges several shipments which defendant failed to de- 
liver to consignee, and asked that the Commission require defend- 
ant to pay the amount of loss sustained. 

Complaint was served and answer thereto filed through W. E. 
Kyle, General Freight Agent of defendant company, expressing 
a willingness to pay the loss. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, N. C, February 18, 
1897, it appearing that the defendant had paid to plaintiff the 
loss claimed, and that no further action was required, case was 
dismissed. 

February 18, 1897. 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 
* Commissioners. 

Suffolk Lumber Company 

To 

The Commission. 

Assessment of Property. 

This was a petition on part of plaintiff, asking to be relieved of 
the assessment for taxation of its property for the years 1895 and 
1896. 

Plaintiff alleges, that it is erroneously assessed at $29,500, as a 
railroad, when, in fact, the only property it has in the State, 
ought to be assessed as personal property. 

That plaintiff company is in no sense a common carrier. That 
it is merely a privat enterprise, furnishing the iron and cars to a 



416 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

lumber company, and paying a certain price for the lumber deliv- 
ered on their tracks, which tracks are taken up and moved about 
to suit the convenience of the parties owning the timber — no per- 
manent line of railroad or right-of-way, and only have the right 
to use the tracks for the p^irpose of getting out the timber. 

This petition was heard at a session of the Commission, March 
3, 1897. It appearing that the property of plaintiff company had 
been returned regularly to the Railroad Commission for the years 
1891 to 1894, inclusive, for assessment and taxation. That for 
the years 1895 and 1896 the usual blanks were sent out, asking 
for return of the property. 

Plaintiff failed to notice or comply with the demand, and the 
Commission placed the property on the tax list as usual. 

It appears that in 1895 plaintiffs ceased to be common carriers, 
but failed to notify the Commission. 

Plaintiff also files action of the Board of County Commission- 
ers, to the effect that the value of the property in the county for 
the years named should not exceed $10,000 per year. 

Ordered that the valuation be changed to $10,000 for the years 
named ; and in future plaintiffs shall list its property as personal 
property in the counties located. 

March 3, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Lowe 

vs. 

Carolina Central Railroad Company. 

This is a petition from the citizens of the counties of Gaston 
and Mecklenburg, asking the Commission to make such rules and 
regulations as will be effectual to protect both the public and the 
railroad company at the bridge of the Carolina Central Railroad 
Company, across the Catawba River, extending from the Meck- 
lenburg, to the Gaston county side of the river, at or near the 
town of Mount Holly. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 417 

Petitioners state that said bridge is located in a thickly settled 
community, that the occupations and pursuits of the people requir- 
ing many of them to constantly cross the river back and forth at 
that point, the only convenient method of doing which is by going 
across said bridge ; that at a very small expense, foot paths and 
guard rails could be placed on the outer edges of the bridge or 
beneath the bridge, and would insure both convenience and safety ; 
that said bridge is in constant use by the public, and there being 
no adequate passage way, is exceedingly dangerous. 

This case wa-s called at a session of the Commission in Ealeigh, 
March 16, 1897, and it appearing that the Commission had no 
jurisdiction of the complaint, case is dismissed. 

March 16, 1S97. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Coleman 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Overcharge. 

Complaint for overcharge on shipment of fish from Morehead 
City to Concord, N. C. 

Complaint was served on defendant company February 11, 
1897; and on March 3 following defendant answered, that an 
overcharge was made through error, and the amount had been 
promptly refunded to plaintiff. 

At a session of the Commission, March 16, 1897, a communica- 
tion is read from plaintiff, saying that the overcharge had been 
refunded, and that he desired no further action. 

March ic, 1897. 



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418 board of railroad commissioners. 

State of Nortpi Carolina on the Kelation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

Hale Brothers 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldon Eailroad Company. 

Excessive Freight Rate on Corn. 

Plaintiff alleges an excessive freight rate on corn, in that de- 
fendant charges the same rate per hundred pounds on C. L. 
shipments as on L. C. L. shipments. 

At a session of the Commission, March 16, 1897, this matter 
was considered. 

It appears that the classification as adopted by the Commission, 
applies the same rate on corn per hundred pounds on quantities 
less than car load, as on car load. 

The Commission is of the opinion that this rule should not be 
changed. Dismissed. 

March 16, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Kelation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

Aberdeen Lumber Company. 

vs. 

Aberdeen and Eock Fish Eailroad Company. 

Routing Freight. 

Plaintiff complains as follows : 

"We are situated on the Aberdeen and Eock Fish Eailroad, 
about one hundred yards from the tracks of the Seaboard Air 
Line Eailroad, and have, until a very late date, been compelled 
to ship our lumber over the Seaboard Air Line, as we did not have 
any other outlet for Northern points. 

But now that the Aberdeen and West End Eailroad have con- 
nected their tracks with the Southern Eailway at Ashboro, we 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. ' 419 

have been taking advantage of the different rates, and shipping 
our lumber whichever way would be to our interests. But the 
Aberdeen and Rock Fish Railroad refuse to handle any cars for 
us which are to be shipped by the Aberdeen and West End and 
Southern Railway. 

We demand that the Commission give us relief, as provided by 
Rule 33 of said Commissioners." 

Upon receipt of this complaint an order was issued to defend 
ants, commanding them to comply with Rules Nos. 32 and 33 of 
the Commission, which are as follows: 

Rule No. 32. When a shipment is offered at a point where 
there are two routes over connecting lines to destination, it shall 
be the duty of the railroad company making shipment to forward 
same by the shortest route, unless the rate charged over the longer 
does not exceed that of the shorter, or unless otherwise ordered 
by the shipper. 

Rule No. 33. A charge of no more than two dollars per car will 
be allowed for switching or transferring a car from any point on 
any road to any connecting road or warehouse within a space of 
one mile from starting point ; over one and not more than two 
miles, three dollars; over two miles and not over three miles, 
four dollars, without regard to weight or contents. 

When in the transfer of a car between said points, it is neces- 
sary to pass over the line of any intermediate road or roads, the 
maximum charge of two, three or four dollars, as the case may 
be, shall be equitably divided between the roads at interest. 

When a charge is made for the transfer of loaded cars between 
said points, no additional charge shall be made for the delivery 
or return of the empty cars. 

March 31, 1897. 



420 ' BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



State of North (Carolina on the Relation of the Railroa-D 

Commissioners. 

BOSTICK 

vs. 
Western Union Telegraph Company. 

Violation of Tariff. 

This complaint was filed February 2, 1897, by plaintiff, alleging 
that he desired to send a message by telegraph from Durham, N. 
C, to his wife at Shelby, N. C, and that he tendered a message 
of ten words, and handed operator twenty-five cents for the same. 

That the operator would not send the message for twenty-five 
cents, but demanded forty cents, which is in violation of the rate 
prescribed by the Commission. He declined to send the message 
rather than to pay a rate in excess of what he beheved to be the 
proper one. 

Plaintiff alleges that he suffered much anxiety, as his wife was 
not well when he last heard from her. 

Copy of complaint was served on defendant, who answered 
through General Superintendent J. B. Tree, that the manager at 
Durham stated that he was quite sure that no one filed a message 
with him for Shelby on February 9, and that he is certain he 
never demanded forty cents for a message to Shelby, and sug- 
gested that possibly the complainant tendered the message to 
Postal Telegraph Company, which also has an office at Durham. 

Defendant states further, that he has been very careful in re- 
spect to the rate prescribed by the Commission for North Carolina, 
and that he has had circulars sent to each office, impressing upon 
them not to charge a higher rate than twenty-five cents for ten 
words, and he is confident that plaintiff is mistaken. 

Copy of answer was sent to plaintiff, asking for further infor- 
mation, etc. 

March 31, 1897, the case is again called, and it appearing that 
no further communication had been received from plaintiff, it is 
ordered that case be dismissed. 

Maroli 81, 1897. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 421 



State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

MiNNEOLA Manufacturing Company. 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Discrimination . 

Plaintiff filed complaint March 16, 1897, alleging discrimina- 
tion in freight charges on shipment of domestic plaids, in that a 
rate of ninety-three cents per hundred pounds was charged from 
Greensboro to Fort Smith, Arkansas, while from Gibsonville, N. 
C, to Fort Smith, Arkansas, a rate of $1.23 per hundred pounds 
was demanded. 

The complaint was served on defendant March 8, 1897, and 
on March 13 reply was received, saying that the cause of the dis- 
crimination was the rates in force west of the Mississippi. But 
that the rates had now been changed, and in future the rate from 
Gibsonville would be the same, and that the overcharge on former 
shipment of plaintiff would be refunded. 

At a session of the Commission, March 31, 1897, it appearing 
that the discrimination had been corrected and the overcharge 
refunded by defendant to plaintiff, and that no further redress 
was asked, case was ordered closed. 

March 31, 1807. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Sylva. 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Petition for Depot. 

Petitioners in this case complain that the order of the Commis- 
sion, rendered September, 1896, as appears from the Commis- 



422 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

sioners report, had not been carried into effect, by the defendant. 

Petitioners complain further, that the depot building is in bad 
condition and insufficient in size, and no accommodations for 
passengers and freight. 

The complaint was served on defendant, asking that the order 
of the Commission be complied with, and urging prompt action. 

Defendant replied through its Vice-President and General Man- 
ager, F. S. Gannon, that arrangements were being made to have 
additional waiting room and the building put in good condition 
at once. ' 

At a session of the Commission, March 31, 1897, a letter was 
read from defendant, saying that the work had been completed, 
and the additional improvements were entirely satisfactory to the 
citizens of Sylva. 

The member of the House of Representatives from Jackson 
County also appeared and verified the statement of defendant. 

It apppearing that no further relief was asked, case was dis- 
missed. 

March 31, 1897. > . , 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

William Kroger 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Damage for Delay. 

Complaint was filed December 2, 1896, and alleged that defend- 
ant, on November 21, 1896, received and receipted for a lot of 
household goods; and that, on November 28, 1896, this lot of 
goods was still in depot, and had not been forwarded as ordered. 

Plaintiff alleges that he was greatly inconvenienced by the de- 
lay, suffered loss and asked damage. 

Copy of complaint was served on defendant, with request to 
satisfy complainant or answer. 






REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 423 

Defendant replied through District Freight Agent, J. B. Mun- 
son, that the matter would be satisfactorily adjusted with plain- 
tiff. 

At a session of the Commission, March 31, 1897, it appearing 
that the claim of plaintiff had been satisfactorily settled, and that 
no further redress was sought, case was ordered closed. 

March 31, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

Marion Furniture Company 

vs. 
Southern Railway Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff, who is a dealer in furniture at Marion, N. C, alleges 
that for some time he has been getting cheap American glass that 
is silvered on one side, and has always been shipped as fourth- 
class freight. But that on a recent shipment agent of defendant 
company at Marion changed the classification, as it appeared on 
bill lading, making same second-class. 

Complaint was served on defendant for answer; and on Janu- 
ary 2 defendant, through District Freight Agent, J. B. Munson, 
filed answer, saying that the shipment referred to by plaintiff, 
consisted of mirrors, and was improperly billed as window glass ; 
that window glass released is shipped as fourth-class, but mirrors 
as second-class. That the shipment consisted of mirrors and not 
window glass, and were improperly billed. 

- On February 15, 1897, the Commission addressed a communi- 
cation to plaintiff as follows : ' ' Defendant, in its answer, says the 
shipment consisted of mirrors and was improperly billed as win- 
dow glass. If this be true the agent had the right to change bill 
to proper classification. " 

At a session of the Commission, March 31, 1897, no further 
communication had been received from plaintiff, case ordered 
closed. 

March 31, 1897. 



424 board of railroad commissioners. 

State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Gold 
vs. 
. Southern Express Company. 

Damage. 

This is a complaint for damage by breakage and loss on ship- 
ment of spiced cherries. 

Complaint filed February 11, 1897, and served on defendant, 
who replies on February 28 following, that the amount claimed 
by plaintiff had been paid in full and satisfactory to plaintiff. 

At a session of the Commission, the facts appearing as above 
stated, ordered closed. 

March 31, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

morganton manufacturing company 

VS. 

Ohio River and Charleston Railway Company. 

Damage. 

Under date of August 1, 1896, plaintiff filed claim against de- 
fendant for $122.40, for breakage of four plate glass. 

Complaint was served on defendant, with request for immedi- 
ate investigation. 

Defendant answered that the matter had been taken up with 
the various connections handling the shipment, but was fearful 
it would be hard to collect from the different transportation com- 
panies ; that the shipment was glass, incased in a box, and crated 
to the side of the car, and was never transferred in route, but 
delivered from original car at Marion, N. C. And from all ap- 



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pearances, when the dehvery was made, it seemed to be in good 
order, and the fault must have been with the shipper. 

At a session of the Commission, March 31, this case was called, 
and it appearing that the loss complained of was upon a shipment 
originating from beyond the limits of the State of which the Com- 
mission could take no jurisdiction, and defemiant having declined 
to settle the claim, ordered that plaintiff be advised to bring ac- 
tion in the courts. Closed. 

March 31, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

Staunton 

vs. 

Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff filed a complaint and bill for overcharge of 121.67 on 
C. L. of Irish potatoes, shipped from LaG-range, N. C, to Pitts- 
burg, Pennsylvania. 

Plaintiff alleges that he had a through rate on Irish potatoes of 
sixty cents per barrel from LaGrange to Pittsburg, Pennsylva- 
nia — one hundred and fifty barrels constituting a car load and 
entitling shipper to C. L. rates-; when less than one hundred and 
fifty barrels was offered at one time, the rate was to be seventy- 
one cents per hundred pounds. 

'' When the Conductor stopped car at my platform for potatoes, 
he did not have a car of sufficient capacity to place the amount 
offered for shipment, to -wit, two hundred and five barrels, but 
said it would be all right, place the balance in another car and 
the rate should be the same. When the freight was paid in Pitts- 
burg, [ was charged full rate for part of car. ' ' 

This complaint was served on defendant company, with request 
for prompt answer and settlement. 

Answer was filed March 2, 1897, through Superintendent S. R. 
Dill, saying that plaintiff was mistaken in quantity of potatoes 



426 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

shipped; that he shipped two hundred and fifty- five barrels, or 
fifty barrels more than plaintiff stated, and that the rate charged 
was according to contract. 

The case was called for hearing April 14, 1897, and it appearing 
that defendant had offered to pay plaintiff $14 in full settlement 
of claim, and the matter hying one of interstate commerce, the 
Commission advised plaintiff to accept the offer of defendant, as 
a fair basis of compromise. Closed. 

April 14, 1897. • 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway Company 

To 
The Commission. 

Petition to Change Freight and Passenger Tariff. 

This was an application on the part of defendant company to be 
allowed to change its freight and passenger tariffs to the same as 
applies to the Carolina Central Railroad of the Seaboard Air Line 
System. 

The matter was set for hearing on April 14, 1897, at which 
time J. W. Fry, General Manager, W. E. Kyle, General Freight 
Agent, and John M. Rose, attorney, appeared before the Com- 
mission. 

Elaborate statements were presented, showing in detail the 
freight and passenger earnings per mile of road for the years 
1893 to 1896, inclusive, also statements of operating expenses and 
other expenses, all in comparison with other roads in the State. 

After hearing of evidence and argument of counsel, the Com- 
mission is of the opinion, and it is so adjudged, that the prayer 
of the petitioners be granted^ and it is so ordered. 

April 14, 1827. 



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State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Greenville 
vs. 
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company. 

Train Schedule. 

Petitioners filed their complaint March 8, 1897, complaining of 
thfc present schedule of trains on the line of defendant's road, 
between Wilson and Kinston. 

First. That trains on the Atlantic Coast Line leave Weldon at 
4.10 p. m. daily Sundays excepted, and arrive at Greenville at 
6.57 p. m. 

Second. That the connection at W^eldon with the Seaboard Air 
Line is 3.10 p. m. and at Halifax, with the Atlntic Coast Line, 
3.24 p. m. 

Third. That the Atlantic Coast Line train for Greenville and 
Kinston, which now leaves Weldon at 4.10 p. m., is held for the 
purpose of connecting with the Shoofly train on the Norfolk and 
Carolina road at Hobgood, which detains the Greenville and Kin - 
ston train, the Albemarle and Raleigh train and the train on the 
Washington Branch one hour; whereas, if the Atlantic Coast 
Line train on the Greenville and Kinston branch did not wait for 
the Norfolk and Carolina Shoofly, would leave Weldon 3.10 p. m. 
and arrive at Greenville at 5.52 p. m., one hour sooner. 

Fourth. That the Shoofly on the Norfolk and Carolina road, 
makes no connection at either Rocky Mount or Norfolk, and 
could, in fact, make its schedule to leave Rocky Mount one hour 
earlier in the morning, and leave Norfolk one hour sooner in the 
afternoon, thus giving to all points from Parmele to Plymouth 
their travel, mail and express one hour sooner, and would give 
to busiriess men and citizens on these routes a very much greater 
convenience for the transaction of business than under the pres- 
ent schedule. 

On March 8, 1897, copy of complaint was served on defendant, 
and on March 13, answer was filed through General Manager, J. 
R. Kenly, as follows : 



428 BOAKD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

The Kinston Branch train connects at Hobgood with the train 
from Norfolk, and at Farmele with the train from Rocky Mo ant. 
The train between Eocky Mount and Norfolk has no connection 
at either end, but has a connection in both directions, at Tunis 
with the steamers on the Chowan River. 

It is true, as claimed by the petitioners, that the schedule of 
the Kinston Branch train, within the limits prescribed in the peti- 
tion, is controlled by the train from Norfolk. I have thought of 
quickening the schedules of these trains, but find that they are 
now so fast that any relief from this source would be impracti- 
cable. 

The train to Norfolk, as you will observe, now leaves Rocky 
Mount and Tarboro at an early hour. This train takes a large 
travel into Norfolk and remains there only about four hours, 
which is scarcely enough time, it is claimed, for the people to 
properly transact their business. Parties returning from Norfolk 
on this train make connection at Hobgood, which enables them 
to get to their homes on our various lines in Eastern North Car- 
olina on the same day, and this is the only p. m. train we have 
out of Norfolk which affords this accommodation. Under the 
circumstances, I think it would be unfair to the people of Rocky 
Mount and Tarboro, and many other points en route to start this 
train out of Rocky Mount one hour earlier, and besides, it would 
break the connection with the steamers at Tunis The fact is, 
we have had a great many requests to run this train from Rocky 
Mount later, and leave Norfolk considerably later in the evening, 
which we have declined, in order not to disturb the present sched- 
ules on our branch lines in Eastern North Carolina, which we 
think are now reasonable and generally satisfactory. 

To break the connection at Hobgood, which would enable us to 
fix the time of the Kinston train, as requested by the Greenville 
people, but we think such a change would be very unwise. It 
would seriously incommode the travel from Norfolk and the lines 
of the Norfolk and Carolina road destined to points on our branch 
lines in Eastern North Carolina, as such travel, including the 
mail and express, would have to remain over at Hobgood all 
night. 

The Commission at a session at Raleigh, April 14, 1897, consid- 
ered and investigated thoroughly the schedule and connections of 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 429 

all these trains in Eastern North Carolina, and it is of the opinion 
that no change should be made at present, and it is so ordered. 
Case is dismissed. 

April 14, 189:. 



State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Kailroad 

Commissioners. 

McDonald 

vs. 

Carolina Central Eailroad Company. 

Crossing. 

This is a petition filed by plaintiff, asking that the Carolina Cen- 
tral Kailroad Company be required to make a suitable crossing 
opposite plaintiff's hotel at Hamlet. Plaintiff states thai a cross- 
ing at this point is a necessity and would be a great convenience 
to the people. 

Served on defendant December 29, 1896, and answer filed 
thereto through William Moncure, Superintendent, in which he 
says : Plaintiff built his store-house nearly opposite the railroad 
hotel and passenger station partly on the company's land, and 
opened a crossing of the railroad without the consent of the com- 
pany. The place desired for crossing is where frequently three 
passenger trains stand at a time, and all during the day and night 
shifting is continually being done at this point. That there is a 
crossing a short distance east of this point. The point desired is 
a dangerous one. 

Copy of answer was sent plaintiff, with request for further in- 
formation. 

At a session of the Commission at Kaleigh, April 17, 1897, it 
appearing that no further communication had been received from 
plaintiff, case is ordered dismissed. 

^prill2, 1897. 



430 board of railroad commissioners. 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

The Seaboard and Eoanoke Railroad Company, and other 
Railroad Companies composing the Seaboard Air-Line. 

vs. 
Southern States Passenger Association. 

Discrimination. 

Personally conducted tours from Charlotte and intermediate 
points on the Seaboard Air Line to Jacksonville and return. 

Holiday business from Texas and Arkansas points. 

This was a complaint filed on December 8, 1897, through T. J. 
Anderson, General Passenger Agent of the roads composing the 
Seaboard Air Line System, alleging unjust discrimination vs. 
plaintiff, by the roads coruposing the Southern States Passenger 
Association, in refusing to allow the usual and customary excur- 
sion rates and a pro rate, and further refusing to allow cars to go 
through to Southern points. 

The General Passenger Agent, in making complaint, says : 

' ' My reason for bringing this matter to your attention is that 
this request is nothing new ; it establishes no precedent, but it is 
simply what has been done for years. The Pennsylvania Rail- 
road, and other roads in the east, operate personally conaucted 
tours to Florida every winter, running as high as three or four 
of these excursions directly through the Southern States Passen- 
ger Association's territory; and all the lines at interest agree to 
handle the trains, and even solicit the business from the initial 
line. The rate frorri New York to Jacksonville for these person- 
ally conducted tours is $50 per capita. This includes transporta- 
tion each way, sleeping-car accommodation each way, and meals 
each way while on the special. The sleeping-car rate for one per- 
son double birth, from New York to Jacksonville, is $6.50 each 
way —$13 for the round trip. The meals on the dining car, plac- 
ing them at the lowest price sold on a dining car, seventy-five 
cents. The meals would amount to $3 each way, or $6 for the 
round trip. Now, deducting $19 from $50, we have left $31 for 



EP ORTS AND DECISIONS. 431 

transportation. The distance from New York to Jacksonville is 
nine hundred and niney-eight miles, or one thousand nine hun- 
dred and ninety-six for the round trip. At 131 per capita for this 
distance establishes a rate of one and fifty-five one hundredth 
cents per mile, using short line mileage. If this rate is operated 
by any of the longer routes, of course the rate is shrunk, working 
down as low as one cent per mile on a pro-rata per mile pro-rate. 
Now the rate, as you will note by the correspondence, for the 
North Carolina tour, was $15. The distance, short-hne mileage, 
from Charlotte to Jacksonville is three hundred and ninety miles. 
This is on a basis of one and ninety -two one hundreths per mile, 
which is nearly one-half cent per mile more than the excursions 
referred to above. 

This rate was suggested on a transportation basis, simply because 
the people of the South have not the means to travel in fine Pull- 
man tourist cars, and enjoy the luxury of a dinner, but were 
satisfied with day coaches and meals at stations or where they 
could be had conveniently. 

There is no need for our request being tabled, but as the lines 
forming the Southern States Passenger Association cannot par- 
ticipate in any rate or rates, unless said Association approves the 
same, of course the excursion will have to be abandoned, unless 
your hororable body can come to our relief, and the relief of our 
patrons in this particular, and ascertain why the Seaboard Air 
Line cannot afford its patrons of North Carolina, South Carolina 
and Georgia the same facilities as lines in the East are allowed 
through the very identical territory over which the Seaboard Air 
Line desires to carry the citizens of North Carolina, South Caro- 
hna and Georgia. 

Now, as the holiday business from Texas and Arkansas points, 
every year a rate of one fare for the round trip is made from 
Texas and Arkansas for the benefit of residents of North Caro- 
lina, South Carolina and Georgia, who have moved to the above 
States, to return home to visit their friends. All lines agree to 
the rates and endeavor to handle the business satisfactorily as 
possible. For the past three years we have made a hard fight in 
Texas and Arkansas for this business, and have been rewarded 
for our solicitation by a good share of the business. 

This year, as usual, we arranged to handle the business and 



432 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

afford the parties through cars as an inducement, at the request 
of the initial hues in Texas and Arkansas. 

We have sent our coaches to Arkansas, through Atlanta, Chat- 
tanooga, Nashville, and Ivlemphis, and the lines at interest will 
handle our cars without any confusion or delay ; but from the 
attached correspondence, the telegram from Mr. Meslier, who is 
General Passenger Agent of the Texas and Pacific, my reply to 
him, and also my letter to Mr. John A. Gee, who is General Pass- 
enger Agent of the initial line at Atlanta, the Atlanta and West 
Point Railroad and the Western of Alabama, you will note that 
he declined to handle our cars, which are delivered to him at At- 
lanta, going west ; and also declined to take the cars from the 
Texas and Pacific, which are delivered to him at Montgomery, or 
his connection, the Louisville and Nashville, at New Orleans, 
simply because the " combination, " known as the Southern States 
Passenger Association, have resolved that no cars will be allowed 
to go through except those on the through car lines ; and as the 
Southern Railway handles the only through car line, it is natural 
that the Southern Railway will get the business. Parties along 
their line can travel in through cars, while parties for eastern 
Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are forced to the an- 
noyance and inconvenience of riding in day coaches and making 
frequent changes. It is not the fault of the Seaboard Air Line 
that they have not through cars over their system, but is the fault 
of the combination, known as the Southern States Passenger 
Association, or lines represented in said Association, as they de- 
clined positively to handle our cars, giving as a reason that it 
would antagonize the lines with which they were then working. 
Therefore, you can readily see the Seaboard Air Line is not given 
a chance to come in and compete for business and give its patrons 
the service it is desirous of giving them." 

The Commission, after careful consideration, was of the opin- 
ion that it could take no jurisdiction in the matter of the com- 
plaint other than to approve same to the Interstate Commerce 
Commission, which was ordered. 

The Interstate Commerce Commission acknowledged receipt, 
saying the defendant has been ordered to make and file a full, 
specific, verified answer to the statements, allegations, etc., etc. 

Pending. 

April 14. 1897. 



KEPORTS AND DECISIONS. 433 

State of North Carolina on the Kelation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Hassell 

vs. 
Southern Railway Company, and Raleigh and Gaston Rail- 
road Company. 

Delay in Delivering Freight. 

Plaintiff complained of the delay in the forwarding and deliv- 
ery of freight from Raleigh, N. C, to Williamstcn, N. C. 

Defendants replying to the notice of the Commission, calling 
attention to their delays and to the rules of the Commission in 
regard to prompt delivery of freight, say that in future there 
shall be no cause for further complaint. 

At a session of the Commission, April 14, 1897, it appearing 
that plaintiff asked for no further redress, it is ordered that the 
case be closed. 

April U. 18:37. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

coimmissioners. 

Citizens of Kelford 

vs. 

Norfolk and Carolina Railroad Company. 

Station Facilities. 

This is a petition filed January 27, 1897, asking that defendant 
company be required. to enlarge its station facilities for both 
freight and passengers at Kelford, a station on line of defendant's 
road. 

In answer to the petition, G. M. Serpell, General Manager of 
defendant company, answers as follows: 
28 



434 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

" Our freight and passenger room at Kelford is sufficient for 
the amoant of traffic we handle at this point, and the company 
would not be justified in going to the expense of making any 
additions to same. The entire receipts of our busiest month, for 
both freight and passengers, only amount to three hundred and 
eighty dollars, and it would be a hardship on us to compel us to 
make any additional improvements. ' ' 

This case was called at a session of the Commission, April 14, 
1897; and upon a careful investigation, the Commission is of the 
opinion that no additional improvements should be ordered at the 
present time. 

April i >, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

HiNES 

vs. 
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff filed complaint March 11, 1897, alleging an excessive 
freight rate on leaf tobacco from Rocky Mount, N. C, to Win- 
ston, N. C, and a discrimination against Winstou in favor of Dan- 
ville, in that defendant charged a rate of thirty cents per hun- 
dred pounds to Winston, and only twenty -five cents to Danville, 
Virginia. 

Defendant replied to this complaint, saying : That the rate from 
Rocky Mount to Danville was a very low one, and was made in 
order to enable Rocky Mount to sell in the Danville market as 
against near by Virginia tobacco producing points. 

At a session of the Commission, April 14, 1897, it appearing 
that the rate to Winston is in line with the rates prescribed by 
the Commission for this class of freight, and the rate to Danville, 
being one of interstate commerce, it is ordered that the case be 
closed. 

April 14. 18t)7. ..■.;■ ■ ■ •.■.■..- 'i . •— >■, ^' .;.;i .-■,; 



reports and decisions. 435 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

J. L. Bell 

vs. 
Southern Railway Company. 

Damage. 

Plaintiff filed complaint December 19, 1896, alleging damage 
by reason of lost furniture shipped from Clinton, South Carolina, 
to Brevard, North Carolina. 

At a session of the Commission, April 14, 1897, it appearing 
that the claim had been adjusted, and would be paid by defend- 
ant, case is ordered closed. 

April 14, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

John M. Rose 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Lost Goods. 

Under date of February 15, 1897, plaintiff alleges that he had 
trunk containing clothing, jewelry and money checked from Fay- 
ette ville to Morganton, N. C. ; and upon receipt of said trunk at 
Morganton, N. C, it appeared that the trunk had been opened, 
and jevv^elry, silver spoons and cash to the value of $81, had been 
taken therefrom. 

Copy of complaint was served on defendant, with request to 
give the matter immediate attention. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, N. C, April 14, 
1897, it appears that defendant has refunded to plaintiff the loss 
claimed, and that no further redress is asked, case is ordered 
closed. , , . 

April 14, 1897. 



436 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

FuLFORD & Sons 

vs. 

Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff filed a claim for overcharge on shipment of box of mer- 
chandise from Chicago to Morehead City, N. C. 

At a session of the Commission, April 14, 1897, it appearing 
that plaintiff had failed to reply to a communication addressed to 
him by the Commission, and the matter being one of interstate 
commerce, it is ordered that the case be dismissed. 

April 14, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Young & Co. 

vs. 

Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company. 

Discrimination. 

Plaintiff complained of the freight rate on cotton, as follows : 
" That the rate on cotton from Raleigh to Norfolk, including 
compressing, is thirty-nine cents per one hundred pounds; from 
Henderson, which is forty -four miles nearer, thirty-nine cents 
per one hundred pounds ; via the Raleigh compress, forty-nine 
cents per one hundred pounds. That these rates discriminate 
against Henderson and in favor of Raleigh, and Henderson cotton 
buyers are put to disadvantage by the reason of the same. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, April 14, this case 
was called, and the Commission was of opinion that there was no 
irregularity in the rate from Henderson and Raleigh to Norfolk, 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 437 

which it could correct, as no higher rate was charged from Hen- 
derson to Norfolk than] from Raleigh to Norfolk ; and it being 
one of interstate commerce, and a rate approved by the Interstate 
Commerce Commission, it was adjudged that no further action 
be taken. 

April 14, 1807. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

W. A. Smith et al. 

To 
The Commission. 

Through Freight Rates. 

Complainant, who lived at Brevard, N. C, the terminus of the 
Hendersonville and Brevard Railroad, complains of the excessive 
through freight rates from Northern and ^Eastern cities, in that 
they are required to pay, in addition to through rate from Hen- 
dersonville to Brevard, while other points similarly located. Chapel 
Hill for instance, and points on Yadkin Railroad and High Point, 
Randleman, Asheboro and Southern Railroad, are allowed a 
freight rate but very little in excess of that charged at the junc- 
tion point. 

The Commission replied to this complaint as follows : 
The Commission, having considered this matter thoroughly, 
but it being a matter of interstate commerce, it has no jurisdic- 
tion to remedy the evil complained of. The Hendersonville and 
Brevard Railroad Company occupies a different relation to the 
Southern Railway Company than that of the University Railroad, 
the Yadkin Railroad and the High Point, Randleman, Asheboro 
and Southern Railroad, in that the Southern Railway own these 
lines, either by lien ownership or otherwise, and the Henderson- 
ville and Brevard Railway is a separate and distinct corporation, 
and not under control of the Southern Railway. You do not 
complain of rates to and from points in this State on such ship- 



438 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

ments to and from points in this State on the Hendersonville and 
Brevard Eailroad. The rates should be made in accordance with 
Kule 28 of the Eailroad Commission; that is, on all shipments of 
freight not governed by Eule No. 1, originating and terminating 
in this State, which shall pass over the whole or portions of two 
or more roads not under the same control. The maximum rates 
charged on such shipments should not be greater than the sum 
of the local rates on such freights, less ten per cent. 

At a session of the Commission at Ealeigh, April 15, 1897, this 
case was called ; and no further communication having been re- 
ceived from complainants, it is adjudged that the case be dis- 
missed. 

April 15, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

coffield 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldon Eailroad Company. 

Street Crossing. 

Plaintiff filed complaint December 1, 1896, alleging that the 
street crossing at the railroad track in the town of Everett's, was 
almost impassible, and needed filling in, etc. 

The complaint was served with the request that crossing be 
made satisfactory. 

At a session of the Commission, April 14, 1897, it appearing 
that the crossing had been made satisfactory to the plaintiff and 
no further action demanded, case was dismissed. 

April 14, 1897. 



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State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Charlotte Oil and Fertilizer Company 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company. 

The petition of the above-named complainant respectfully 
shows — 

1. That they are manufacturers of oil, fertilizers, etc., at Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

2. That the defendant above named is a common carrier, en- 
gaged in the transportation of passengers and property by railroad 
between Castle Hayne and Wilmington and connections to Char- 
lotte; and as such common carrier is subject to the act of the 
General Assembly, to provide for the general supervision of rail- 
roads, steamboat or canal companies, express ^nd telegraph com- 
panies, doing business in the State of North Carolina. 

3. That at Castle Hayne, on line. of defendant's road, eight 
miles from Wilmington, the North Carolina Phosphate Company 
have large deposits of low-grade phosphate rock. Plaintiffs desire 
this rock for manufacturing purposes. 

Defendants charge and demand a freight charge of ^1.50 per 
short ton on this rock from Castle Hayne to Charlotte. 

Plaintiff avers and believes this is an excessive rate — and should 
not exceed $1.20 per ton. 

Plaintiff alleges that defendant refuses to route these shipments 
as directed, that is, via Wilmington, or Cronly and Carolina Cen- 
tral Railroad, by which plaintiff would be entitled t^ a lower rate. 

Wherefore, the petitioner prays that the defendant may be re- 
quired to answer the charges herein, and that after due hearing 
and investigation, an order may be made commanding the defend- 
ant to cease and desist from said violations of the act to provide 
for the general supervision of railroads, steamboat or canal com- 
panies, express and telegraph companies doing business in the 
State of North Carolina, to make to the petitioner ample and full 
recompense for the wrong or injury done thereby, and for such 



440 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS 

other and further orders as the Commission may deem necessary 
in the premises. 

That defendants be required to transport their freight at a not 
greater charge than $1.20 per ton. 

Plaintiff states further, as follows : 

For the past ten years or more defendants have been shipping 
this rock to Ealeigh for |1 per ton, freight via the Coast Line, to 
Goldsboro and Southern to Raleigh. The Coast Line is taking 
this rock to Richmond and Pinner's Point for $1.20 per ton, the 
distance to Richmond and Pinner's Point being about forty or 
more miles than to Charlotte. The Coast Line is delivering this 
rock to Powers, Gibbs & Company, and to the Navassa Guano 
Works, at Wilmington, at forty cents per ton. To Cronly at fifty 
cents per ton. 

We have reason to believe that the railroad company would 
now deliver to the Acme people at Cronly for forty cents per ton, 
the same as to the Navassa and Wilmington. 

The Coast Line is bringing Charleston rock, mined from five to 
forty miles below Charleston, to the Acme Works at Cronly, 
and the two works at Wilmington at 11.17 per ton. The traffic 
manager of the Seaboard Air Line has offered to take the rock 
from Wilmington for ninety-five cents per ton on his proportion 
of the 11.20 rate; and from Cronly at eighty cents per ton, on his 
proportion of the $1.20 rate. 

We are informed that Mr. Fitzgerald, Commissioner, wrote Mr. 
Emerson, and advised that his company join in making the rate 
11.20 per ton, same as to Richmond and Pinner's Point. Mr. 
Emerson, of the Coast Line, refused to make a lower rate than 
$1.50 per ton, and insists on taking twenty-five cents per ton 
as an arbitrary from Castle Hayne to Wilmington, and then either 
taking the rock over his line to Florence, South Carolina, and 
from Florence, South Carolina, to Wadesboro, North Carolina, 
and then delivering to Carolina Central, in order that he may re- 
ceive by mileage at least five-sixths of the $1.25 per ton, the 
amount remaining after he has first deducted the twenty-five 
cents per ton arbitrary from Castle Hayne to Wilmington, and 
thereby carrying the rock at least one hundred miles further than 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 441 

if delivered to Carolina Central at Wilmington ; or he proposes to 
deduct the twenty-five cents arbitrary rate and then carry to 
Columbia, South Carolina, and then deliver to the Southern Rail- 
way. 

He further stated that he would not deliver to Carolina Central 
at Wilmington or Cronly, and that he would insist on taking the 
rock to Columbia or Goldsboro and delivering to the Southern. 

We certainly think it is an outrage for the Coast Line to charge 
a greater rate on the same rock to Charlotte than they do to Pin- 
ner's Point or Richmond, especially as the distance to Charlotte 
is at least forty miles shorter. We think it wrong that they 
should deliver the rock at Raleigh at $1 unless Charlotte can have 
the same rate. 

We think we can assist in developing the phosphate interests 
at Castle Hayne, provided we are put on the same footing as 
other works are in this as well as other States. We certainly can- 
not compete in the sale of fertilizer if we have to pay a higher 
rate than other interior works, an(J then a second rate on the 
manufactured goods to destination. We are compelled to have 
a reduction on the crude material. The Coast Line is certainly 
not entitled to more than twenty-five cents per ton to Wilming- 
ton, inasmuch as they have made this an arbitrary rate, that 
they would carry to Wilmington from Castle Hayne in connec- 
tion with a through rate from Wilmington. 

The complaint was served April 23, 1897, and answer filed 
April 27, 1897, through T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager of de- 
fendant company, as follows: 

The present rate on rock from Castle Hayne to the interior 
points named in the complaint are as follows : 

To Charlotte, 196 miles, $1.50 per ton 2,000 pounds. 

To Raleigh, 124 miles, 11.00 per ton 2,000 pounds. 

To Durham, 150 miles, 11.20 per ton 2,000 pounds. 

To Navassa, 13 miles, 40c. per ton 2,000 pounds. 

To Cronly, 26 miles, 50c. per ton 2,000 pounds. 

The rate from Castle Hayne to Norfolk, $1.20, and from Char- 
leston to Wilmington, 11.17, are made in competition with sail 
vessels, which, despite these rates, handle a large percentage, and 
in our opinion, really have no bearing on the case. 

W^e feel that the rates as specified as above are properly ad- 



442 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

justed, and that as great a protection is given to the Charlotte 
Oil and Fertilizer Company as to any other interior plant to which 
we make rates. 

So far as the routing of the business is concerned, it is cus- 
tomary for the railroad originating the business to route it to the 
best advantage of its individual line, and this we think is right, 
the shipper or consignee having no practical interest in the route, 
provided the movement is reasonable. 

To this answer the Commission addressed a communication to 
defendant in these w^ords: 

Your letter is not entirely satisfactory. We agree with you 
that it is customary for the railroad company originating the bus- 
iness to route it to the best advantage of its individual line, pro- 
vided movement is not unreasonable, etc. 

But in this instance shipper was only complaining of the delay 
by the longer route; to this he would probably not object, bat 
for the increased rate by not shipping as directed ; that is, via 
Wilmington or Cronly. Your local rate to Wilmington and Cronly, 
with the rate of Carolina Central and Charlotte added, in con- 
forming with the rule of joint shipments, is much less than the 
rate you make, that is, $1.50 per ton. 

We beg to refer you to section 24 of the Railroad Commission 
Act, also to Eules 28, 31 and 32 of the Rules governing the trans- 
portation of freight. 

Plaintiff desires to have large quantities of this rock moved, 
and asks for immediate action. You will adjust the matter satis- 
factory to plaintiff; otherwise, you are requested to show cause, 
if any you have, before the Railroad Commission, on Tuesday the 
18th day of May, why the prayer of petitioDer should not be 
granted. 

The case was called for hearing at a session of the Commission, 
May 18, 1897, when Fred Oliver, President of defendant company, 
and D. Boyd Kimball, a representative of said company, appeared 
and were examined for plaintiff. 

T. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager of defendant company, also 
appeared. 

After a thorough investigation, the facts appearing as set out 
in petition, the Commission is of the opinion that a freight rate 
of 11.20 per ton, as asked for by petitioners on phosphate rock 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS 443 

from Castle Hayne to Charlotte, is a reasonable rate, and it is 
ordered that defendant apply said rate of $1.20 on all shipments 
from Castle Hayne to Charlotte, from and after this date. 

April 15, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Aberdeen and West End Railroad Company 

To 
The Commission. 

Joint Rates. 

On March 6, 1897, the General Freight Agent of the Seaboard 
Air Line System addressed a communication to the Commission, 
saying that he was advised by the Aberdeen and West End Rail- 
road Company that it was exempt from the requirements of Cir- 
cular No. 43 of the Railroad Commission, in constructing of joint 
rates between Aberdeen and West End stations and points on 
other lines within the State of North Carolina ; and a desire to 
know if this was correct. 

In answer to this communication the writer was advised that 
no road in the State had been exempted from the requirements 
of this circular. 

Petitioner was asked to show cause wh}^ the provisions of this 
circular had not been complied with. Answer was filed through 
H. A. Page, General Freight Agent, saying that he was under 
the impression that his road had been exempted from the provis- 
ions of this circular by the Commissioners, and that the non-com- 
pliance was done with no intent to disobey the orders of the Com- 
mission. 

Petitioners then asked to be relieved from the provisions of 
Circular No. 43, which reads as follows : 

Your attention is called to Rule 28, which reads as follows: 

" On all shipments of freights not governed by Rule 1, origina- 
tuig and terminating in this State, which shall pass over the whole 



444 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

or portions of two or more roads, not under the same control, the 
maximum rates charged on such shipments shall not be greater 
than the sum of the local rates on such freights, less ten (10) per 
cent, for the distance hauled over each road. The total rate thus 
ascertained on such freights, from the point of shipment to the 
point of destination, shall be divided in such proportions between 
the roads over which such freights pass, so as to give to each road 
interested in the shipment its local rate, less ten (10) per cent, for 
the distance such shipment is hauled. Nothing in this rule shall 
be construed to prevent the total of any joint rate made under 
this rule from being divided in such proportions between the 
roads interested in the same as they may agree upon, but a fail- 
ure to so agree between the roads interested shall in no way 
affect the total joint rate to be chai^ged and collected on, or work 
delay in the transportation of such -freights, or be a subject of 
appeal to the Commission by the roads at interest." 

A strict compliance with this rule is desired, and all your rates 
issued not conforming to this rule are hereby ordered cancelled, 
for the following reasons : 

That the rates allowed the petitioners' road to charge are ten 
percent below the maximum as allowed by Commissioners' Stan- 
dard Freight Tariff, and also below the maximum allowed to the 
branch roads of the State ; that almost every shipment passing 
over petitioner's road or any other short line under the provisions 
of this rule, since not ten per cent or even five per cent of the 
shipments originate and end on petitioner's road. 

This matter was called up for consideration at a session of the 
Commission at Ealeigh, April 27, 189T. No objection to the peti- 
tion, the facts being as set out by petition, and the request appear- 
ing reasonable, it was adjudged that the consent of the Commis- 
sion be given and petition granted. So ordered. 

April 37, 1897. 



reports and decisions. ' 445 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

• 
E. L. Hedrick 

vs. 

Southern Express Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff alleged an overcharge on shipment of lumber from 
Taylors ville to States ville. That the rate was ten dollars per car 
load of 24,000 pounds. The agent demanded and collected $12.50. 

Complaint was served on defendant and answer thereto filed, 
April 1, 1897, through J. B. Munson, District Freight Agent, as 
follows : 

The actual weight was 29,400 pounds, and our Statesville agent 
also advised that there were some scantling, which was not re- 
ferred to by Mr. Hedrick, which would make the weight fully 
30,000 pounds, as charged for by us, as follows : 120 bales shingles, 
70 pounds per bale, 8,400 pounds; 2,000 feet green pine lumber, 
9,000 pounds. ; 3,000 feet dry pine lumber, 12,000 pounds; scant- 
ling, etc., 600 pounds. Total weight charged for, 30,000 pounds. 

There are no truck scales at Taylorsville, and the weights used 
in arriving at the total weight of the lumber in the car in ques- 
tion, and the estimated weights in the classification as approved 
by the Commission. 

Upon further investigation it was found that the lumber was 
three-fourth inch and not one inch, and that the estimated weight 
should not exceed 24,000 pounds. And the Commission are of 
the opinion that plaintiff was entitled to a refund of 12.50, as 
claimed. So ordered. 

May 18, 1897. 



446 board of railroad commissioners. 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Maxton. 

vs. 

Carolina Central Railroad Company, and Cape Fear and 

Yadkin Valley Railway Company. 

Petition for Joint Station. 

Petitioners filed their complaint March 25, 1897, asking that 
the Commission require defendants to build a joint passenger 
station at Maxton, a junction point of Carolina Central Railroad 
and Cape Fare and Yadkin Valley Railroad. 

Petitioners allege that neither of said roads have sufficient ac- 
commodation for the traveling public, and that there is no suita- 
ble waiting room at either depot. That the depots of the two 
roads are not more than one hundred feet apart and the tracks 
of the two roads are near each other. That there is a great deal 
of travel over the two roads and frequently when either train is 
late, the passengers have no suitable place to stay ; that there is 
a convenient place for a suitable waiting room; that awaiting 
room built jointly by the two roads is a public necessity. 

Petitions were served on defendants March 25, 1897, and answer 
thereto filed April 30, 1897. 

The case was assigned for hearing at Raleigh May 18, 1897, 
when several of the citizens of Maxton appeared for petitioners ; 
and V. E. McBee, General Superintendent of Seaboard Air Line, 
and J. W. Fry, General Manager of Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley 
Railway, for defendants. 

Defendants allege that the passsenger receips at Maxton are 
not sufficient to justify the expense of an additionalstation ; that 
the two depots at Maxton furnish ample accommodations for the 
traveling public; that the facilities are as good as most other 
points in the State similarly situated. 

Witnesses for petitioners were examined. 

The Commission, having carefully investigated the matter, was 
of the opinion that the relief asked should be granted, and so 
ordered. 
May 18, 1897. 



RPZPORTS AND DECISIONS. 447 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of thf Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Marshy ille 

vs. 

Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company. 

Petition for Stopping of Vestibule Train. 

The citizens of Marshville, a station of the Carohna Central 
Railroad Company, on the 15th of March, 1897, filed a petition 
before the Commission, asking that defendant's "Vestibule," 
or fast through train, known now as the Atlanta Special, make 
a stop at Marshville. 

Petitioners alleged that their business was with Monroe and 
Charlotte, and present schedule compelled them to spend one 
day and two nigths to go to either place ; that trains stop at all 
points beyond Monroe to Atlanta, and Marshville is discriminated 
against; that Marshville has three hundred inhabitants, with 
average freight receipts of $1,000 per month. 

The petition was served March 15, 1897, and answer filed April 
27 following, through V. E. McBee, G-eneral Superintendent of 
defendant company, as follows : 

By reference to our working schedule you will note that Marsh- 
ville has a local train, which passes there at 6.25 a. m., going 
towards Raleigh and one at 8.48 p. m. going towards Monroe. 
The first stop made by trains 402 and 403 this side of Monroe is 
Wadesboro, and while we want to accommodate our friends at 
Marshville, at the same time to do this would further interfere 
with the schedule of these trains which is already fast. 

This case was called for hearing at a session of the Commission 
at Raleigh May 18, 1897. 

An Act of th3 General Assembly, ratified the 9th day of Feb- 
ruary, 1893, provides: " That the Board of Railroad Commission- 
ers of North Carolina are hereby empowered, whenever it shall 
seem wise and proper to do so, to authorize, allow, and permit 
any railroad company operating in this State to run one or more 
fast mail trains over its roads, which shall only stop at such sta- 



448 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

tions on the line of the road as may be designated by the com- 
pany. 

Provided, That in addition to such fast mail trains, said rail- 
roads shall run at least one passenger train in each direction every 
day, except Sunday, which shall stop at every station on the 
route at which passengers may wish to be taken up or put off. ' ' 

After thoroughly considering the petition, it appearing to the 
Commission that owing to the present fast schedules of the afore- 
said trains and the through connections that are required to be 
made, and it further appearing that defendant, in addition to the 
said " vestibule " trains, is furnishing a passenger train in each 
direction on every day, it is of the opinion, and so adjudged, that 
the relief asked should not be granted. 

May 18, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commission. 

Lea & Company 

vs. 

Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway. 

Overcharge. 

Complainant filed his complaint April 15, 1897, alleging over- 
charge of ten cents per one hundred pounds on several shipments 
of leaf tobacco from Jonesboro to Danville, Virginia, aggregating 
in amount $14.85. 

This complaint was served April 15, 1897, and answer thereto 
filed x\pril 19, 1897, enclosing correspondence between defendant 
and plaintiff. 

Defendant stated that the rates on leaf tobacco in hogsheads 
from Jonesboro to Danville, Virginia, are twenty-five cents per 
hundred pounds; in crates released, thirty-eight cents; not re- 
leased, ^orty-eight cents per hundred ; and that these rates were 
filed with and approved by the Interstate Commission. It seems 
that plaintiff gave no definite instructions as to shipping, whether 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 449 

released or not released, and that the shipments all went not re- 
leased. 

This case was called for final hearing May 18, 1897, and the 
facts appearing as above, and there being no overcharge, case 
was dismissed. 

Mav 18, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Elon College 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Petition for Passenger Station. 

This was a petition filed December 24, 1896, asking the Com- 
mission to make an order requiring the defendant to build a new 
freight and passenger station at Elon College, a station on the 
North Carolina Eailroad. 

The petition alleged that there was only a small building, 
which was wholly inadequate for the demand of the passengers 
and freight service at that point. 

The petition was served and answer filed December 31, 1896. 

The case was set for hearing May 18, 1897, at which time Pro- 
fessor Atkinson, representing petitioners, appeared, and stated 
that the present building was erected several years ago, before 
any school or business houses were established. Now there is a 
college building with more than one hundred and twenty-five 
students; town of two hundred inhabitants, several stores and 
twenty-five nice, handsome residences. That passengers are put 
to great inconvenience on account of the small accommodations 
furnished. 

That other stations along the line of defendant's road, not do- 
ing near the business that is being done at Elon College, and fur- 
nished with much better accommodations. 

The facts appearing as set out, the Commission was of the opin- 
ion that the prayer of the petitioners should be granted, and it 
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450 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

was ordered that defendant erect a suitable freight and passenger 
station. 

May 18, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Sanders 

vs. 

Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff filed complaint April 24, 1897, alleging an overcharge 
on shipment of washing machines from some point in Virginia to 
Morehead City. 

Upon investigation, it appeared to the Commission that the rate 
charged was in accord witli that approved by Interstate Commis- 
sion, and it being one of interstate commerce and not within juris- 
diction of the Commission, was dismissed. 

May 18, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of W inter ville 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company. 

Petition for Depot. 

The citizens of Winterville, a station on defendant's line, filed 
their petition April 14, 1 897, alleging that defendant furnished no 
accommodation for freight and passengers at Winterville. 

Petitioners demand a freight and passenger depot and the estab- 
lishment of an agency. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 451 

The petition was served on defendant April 15, 1897, and an 
answer thereto filed on the 4th day of May, 1897, through General 
Manager J. R. Kenly, as follows : 

We have gone in the matter very carefully, 'and we are satisfied 
that the business there would not justify the company in the ex- 
pense of maintaining a regular station. This point is only three 
and a half miles from Ayden, and within easy access of that sta- 
tion. At Ayden a regular agency has been established, including 
a telegraph office. Winterville is now a flag station for both pas- 
sengers and freight trains, and the business there is small. What 
these people really want, I think, is a telegraph^ station, and I am 
quite sure that if the establishment of a telegraph office at that 
point would be profitable, that company would place an operator 
there. 

Upon further investigation, it appearing that the business of 
the place would justify better accommodations, the Commission 
addressed a letter to defendant as follows : 

Referring to the matter of depot accommodations at Winter- 
ville, petitioners amend statement sent, showing that the freight 
on shipments to and from Winterville for the four months past 
has amounted to 13,150. If this be true, it would seem that the 
business would justify better facilities. Should the citizens fur- 
nish the material and grounds for the erection of depot and main- 
tain the expense of the agency until it was shown that the busi- 
ness of the place would justify, we suggest that you give them 
the accommodations desired. 

Defendant, through General Manager J. R. Kenly, on May 1, 
replied as follows: 

I have had a statement made of the business done at that point 
during the past twelve months, and find that 1,042 tons of freight 
were shipped, 1,014 tons received there, making a total of 2,056 
tons, or about seven tons per day, which is about one-third of a 
car load of freight. The business received was principally fertili- 
zer ; the business forwarded principally logs and lumber. 

Winterville is between Greenville and Ayden, and only three 
and one-half miles from the latter point. The distance from 
Greenville to Ayden is nine and one-half miles, and if the busi- 
ness in that section should develop to the extent of requiring an 



452 . BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS 

additional station between the two places,. Winter ville would not 
be the proper location on account of its proximity to Ayden. 

As we are always willing to help out our patrons as far as it is 
consistent, we would be willing to erect a small building for the 
protection of freight if the citizens of W inter ville would provide 
the necessary lumber. We believe we would not be justified in 
going to any other expense. I trusi this will be satisfactory to 
the Commission. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, May 18, 1897, this 
case was called, and it appearing that the depot facilities proposed 
were satisfactory to the Commission, case was dismissed. 

May 18, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

W. T. Edwards 

vs. 

Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff is engaged in sawing and shipping lumber at Merry 
Oaks, N. C, a station on the line of defendant's road. 

The complaint alleges various shipments of car loads of lumber 
from Merry Oaks to Cary, as follows: 10,513 feet, and freight 
charges, $10; 9,839 feet, and freight charges, $19; 10,273 feet, 
and freight charges, $19.30; 10,878 feet, and freight charges, 
$13.30. 

Complaint was served on defendant, and answer thereto filed 
May 12, 1897. 

The case was called for hearing at a session of the Commission, 
beginning at Raleigh, May 18, 1897. It was found that defend- 
ant had not been regular in the charges made for hauling lumber, 
but taking aggregate amount charged for the different shipments, 
it was found that the rate charged was in accord with the tariff 
prescribed by the Commission, and there being no overcharge, 
case was dismissed. 

May 18, 1897. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 453 



State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

Wilmington Eefrigerator Company 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldon Eailroad Company. 

Plaintiff is a manufacturer of ice at Wilmington. Plant is 
located on line of the Wilmington and W^eldon Eailroad, by their 
passenger shed, and within one block of main yard of defendant's 
road, and a capacity of one hundred tons of ice per day. 

Plaintiff company alleges that it has a side-track, connecting 
directly with the street railroad, which connects with the Cape 
Fear and Yadkin Valley Eailroad ; that for three or four years 
plaintiff has endeavored to have defendant's road deliver from 
the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley their cars, which can be put to 
within four hundred feet of plaintiff's ice factory. Plaintiff de- 
sires their cars to be loaded with ice to go to points on the Cape 
Fear and Yadkin Valley Eailroad — Fayetteville for instance. 

Defendant uniformly refuses to do this. Defendant proposes 
to take the ice and transport it by its own line to Fayetteville, 
and to furnish cars to load it in ; but in doing so, they have to 
take it to Groldsboro, then over to Selma, then down to Fayette- 
ville, requiring twenty-four hours, and frequently missing con- 
nection at Goldsboro or Selma, making it thirty-six hours in 
transit. 

Plaintiff company further alleges, that the Fayetteville people 
desire to buy ice from it, as it is only eighty-four miles from Wil- 
mington, and ice loaded at eleven o'clock in the morning reaches 
destination by 10 o'clock p. m. 

By the refusal of defendant to furnish cars for Cape Fear and 
Yadkin Valley Eailroad, plaintiff is debarred from doing any bus- 
iness in Fayetteville, for the reason that it is decidedly to the dis- 
advantage of buyer to have the ice so long in transit, as it neces- 
sarily is in going around by Goldsboro and Selma. Fayetteville 
people therefore order it from Sumter, S. C, and it goes ov^er 
Coast Line to Fayetteville. 



454 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

Copy of complaint was served on defendant, and answer filed 
through Traffic Manager, T. M, Emerson, saying that the matter 
would be satisfactorily adjusted with plaintiff. 

At a session of the Commission, May 18, 1897, a communica- 
tion is read from plaintiff, saying that the matter is satisfactoi'ily 
settled and have no further cause for complaint, ordered closed. 

May 18, 1897. 



State of North (Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Edwards 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company. 

Damages. 

Complaint alleges a loss by shortage, in a consignment of floar, 
carried by defendant company. 

Plaintiff was asked to furnish the Commission a copy of freight 
receipt, bill lading, and other information. 

Failing to do this, at a session of the Commission, May 18, 
1897, the matter was dismissed. 

May 18, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Lumberton 

vs. 

Carolina Central Railroad Company. 

Petition for Freight and Passenger Station. 

This was a petition and complaint filed through Messrs. McNeal 
and McLean, representing the citizens of Lumberton, complain- 
ing of the present depot facilities and asking for better depot ac- 
commodations at that point. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 455 

Petitioners, in their complaint, allege — 

1. That the defendant company is a corporation, created under 
the laws of the State of North Carolina, and is engaged in the 
business of a common carrier of persons and freights. 

2. That Lumber ton is a regular station on the line of said Car- 
olina Central Eailroad, between Hamlet and Wilmington. 

3. That the building now used as a freight and passenger depot 
is situated at the southwestern terminus of the town limits, about 
two hundred yards from the line of any regular street of said 
town, and about three hundred yards below the main street, 
where said road crosses the same. 

4. That the town of Lumberton contains about one thousand 
five hundred inhabitants, and is situated in a densely populated 
and rich farming country, and is the principal shipping point and 
way of travel for a large section of surrounding country, and is 
the only regular railroad station between Pates (sixteen miles dis- 
tant) and Clarkton (twenty-five miles distant), and that there are 
no other stations or other railroad nearer than fourteen miles. 

5. That the receipts for freights and passengers at the said sta- 
tion are very large, amounting to about ^75,000 per annam, and 
that passengers for the trains of said road are daily arriving and 
leaving in considerable numbers on all trains which carry passen- 
gers. 

6. At present, and for a long time prior to this time, the only 
accommodation in the way of a depot for passengers and freight 
at the said station of Lumberton, is a small brick house with an 
apartment about 30x40 feet for freight, and a very small room to 
the side, about 13x18 feet, for passengers, and that even the small 
apartments are not convenient and comfortable, the said room for 
passengers having only an ill-constructed fire-place in one corner 
and no suitable chairs or seats. 

7. That the freight depot is entirely too small, and not sufficient 
for the storage and protection of freights which are brought in and 
carried out of said room at said station, that there is no suitable 
place as w^iiting room for passengers; no separate place for white 
people, and no separate place for ladies. 

8. That said depot is at an inconvenient and improper location, 
not accessible to the people of said town, and is in a low, wet 
place. 



456 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

The petitioners asked for an order from the Commission requir- 
ing the defendant to build, erect, and equip without delay a sta- 
tion house or depot sufficient to secure and store all freights that 
may be brought to and carried from said station by its trains. 

To build and equip, with comfortable and convenient furnish- 
ings, without delay, a suitable and convenient passenger station, 
provided with separate and equal waiting rooms, and accommo- 
dations for the white and colored. 

That said freight and passenger station be erected at a conve- 
nient place in said town. 

The complaint was served September 26, 1896; answer filed 
October 24, 1896. 

The case was set for hearing at Ealeigh on December 1, 1896, 
and continued from time to time, to June 1, 1897, when T. A. 
McNeal appeared before the Commission as counsel for petitioners. 

Several witnesses were examined for plaintiff; V. E. McBee, 
General Superintendent, and William Moncure appeared for de- 
fendant. 

The facts, as set out by the petitioners, appeared in the evi- 
dence, and was not denied by the defendant. Defendant admit- 
ted the necessity for better accommodations, but insisted that, 
inasmuch as recent order had been made by the Commission re- 
quiring defendant to erect a depot buildiug at Maxton, it would 
be a hardship on the company, owing to the present condition of 
the road, to require them to erect two buildings at this time. 

The Commission concluded that the prayer of petitioners should 
be granted, and that the necessity for enlarged freight and passen- 
ger accommodations appear greater at Lumberton than at Maxton. 

Wherefore, it is adjudged by the Commission, and so ordered, 
that defendant erect a suitable freight and passenger station, at 
a convenient place, to the patrons of the road at Lumberton, and 
that the building of said depot take precedence over the building 
to be erected at Maxton. 



reports and decisions. 457 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

J. H. McCoy 

vs. 

Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta Railroad Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff alleged an overcharge on C. L. lumber, shipped from 
Freeman's to Wilmington, enclosing bill lading and freight bill. 

Upon examination, it was found that there was an overcharge, 
and defendant was instructed to refund same to the plaintiff. 

At a session of the Commission held at Raleigh, beginning 
June 1, 1897, it appearing that the defendant had paid the loss, 
and it further appearing that the overcharge was occasioned by 
error on part of agent, and no further relief was demanded, case 
was dismissed. 

June 1, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Iredell 

vs. 

Statesville and Western Railroad Company. 

Excessive Freight Rate on Fh^e-wood. 

This was a petition from citizens of Iredell and Alexander Coun- 
ties, living along the line of Statesville and Western Railroad, 
who are shipprs of fire-wood, complaining that the present 
freight rate on fire-wood is excessive, in that they cannot ship to 
the markets with any profit after paying freight. 

There were other like complaints from other sections of the 
State before the Commission. 

Upon further investigation, it appearing to the Commission 



458 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSION PJRS. 

that a lower freight rate should be granted to shippers of wood, 
it is ordered that the following rate apply to all railroads in the 
State, effective July 1, 1897: 

Freight rate on fire-wood, in car loads, released, loaded and un- 
loaded by shipper — ten cords minimum— -one to ten miles per cord, 
fifty cents; ten to fifteen miles per cord, fifty-five cents; fifteen 
to thirty miles per cord, sixty cents ; thirty to forty miles per 
cord, seventy cents; forty to fifty miles per cord, eighty cents. 

June 1, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Youngsville 

vs. 

Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company. 

Petition for Freight and Passenger Station, 

This was a petition filed April 13, 1896, asking the Commis- 
sion to make an order requiring the defendant to enlarge its ac- 
commodation for freight and passengers at Youngsville, a station 
on line of defendant's road. The petition alleged that there was 
great need of better accommodations for both passengers and 
freight, and that present accommodations are totally insufficient 
for the comfort and safety of its patrons ; that thb reception room 
was 16x16 feet, a bed room cut off from this; that all passengers, 
as well as baggage, are received in it. The passengers are some- 
times compelled to stand outside even during bad weather; that 
Youngsville has a population of three hundred and nine, and sev- 
enteen stores ; that freight and passenger receipts are about six 
hundred dollars per month. 

This complaint was served on defendant April 14, 1896, and 
answ^er thereto filed on May 5, 1896, through V. E. McBee, Gen- 
eral Superintendent, who admitted that the accommodations for 
passengers at Youngsville were not commensurate with the busi- 
nes of the place, and advised further, that a bill of lumber had 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS 459 

been made up, and instructions given for a new station as early 
as possible. 

At a session of the Commission held at Ealeigh, June 1, 1897, 
this case was called for final disposition, and it appearing that 
the station facilities asked for had been furnished, and that no 
further action was demanded, case dismissed. 

June 1, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Eelatjon of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

Gr. H. Miles & Son 

vs. 

Ohio Eiver and Charleston Eailroad, and Southern Eailway 

Company. 

Lost Freight. 

Plaintiff filed complaint April 10, 1897, alleging that on or about 
November 25, 1896, they had shipped to them from New York 
City goods amounting in the aggregate to ^30.27, and that the 
goods have not been delivered by defendant, though the plaintiff 
holds bill lading for same shipment. 

Plaintiffs allege further, that the goods were ordered for Christ- 
mas holidays, and were they received now would be a loss, and 
therefore, claim damage to the amount of bill, as before stated. 

Complaint was served on defendant on April 10, 1897, and an- 
swer thereto filed on April 22, acknowledging the justness of the 
claim, and that it would be promptly paid. 

At a session of the Commission, June 1, 1897, the case was 
called ; and it appearing that defendant had paid to plaintiff the 
loss claimed, case was closed. 

Jnne 1, 1897. 



460 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Young 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Lost Freight. 

This was a complaint filed December 29, 1896, in which the 
complainant alleged the agent of defendant at Winston had 
refused to weigh or pay for coal, when, on arrival, it appeared 
that there was loss. That he had recently received two car loads 
shipped from Virginia points, and evidently at least two thou- 
sand five hundred pounds had been lost or stolen from each car. 

This complaint was served on defendant, and answer thereto 
filed May 1, 1897, through J. B. Munson, District Freight Agent 
of defendant, saying that a satisfactory adjustment of the claim 
would be made. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, June 1, 1897, and 
it appearing that the claim of plaintiff had been settled by de- 
fendant, and that no further investigation was needed, was dis- 
missed. 

June 1. 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Griffin & Smith 

vs. 

Norfolk and Southern Railroad Company. 

Discrimination. 

This was a complaint filed April 29, 1897, in which plaintiff 
company, who are engaged in the mercantile business in the town 
of Manteo, N. C, and are also owners of a freighting boat plying 
between Manteo and Elizabeth City. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 461 

Plaintiff alleged that there were two independent freight lines 
plying hoats between said Manteo and Elizabeth City, neither of 
which are owned or operated by said railroad company, one of 
which is owned and operated by complainants. 

That most of the goods ordered by various met chants of Manteo 
are shipped to consignee at Manteo, N. C, in care .of Sharpie Ella 
Crosby, EUzabeth City, N. C, which said boat is owned and oper- 
ated by complainants ; and said Norfolk and Southern Railroad 
wilfully and persistently refuses to deliver said freight at Eliza- 
beth City, according to the instructions of shippers and consignees, 
but unlawfully discriminate in favor of the ' ' Mamie Corbis, ' ' 
owned and operated by George Crisp, of Manteo, in violation of 
sections 4 and 24: of the Act creating the Commission. That de- 
fendant has, at various times, refused to deliver to complainant 
freight marked as above indicated. 

Complainant asks ihat defendant be required to refund to peti- 
tioners the amount of freight paid in consequence thereof. 

Copy of complaint was served on defendant May 5, 1897, and 
answer thereto filed May 11 following, through H. C. Hudgins, 
General Freight Agent of defendant company, as follows : 

" Shipments referred to by complainants originated at Balti- 
more, Maryland, and were regularly billed through to destination, 
in accordance with our tariffs to Manteo. 

A through bill of lading having been issued from Baltimore to 
Manteo, we could not recognize the right of the consignees to 
direct the shipments at any intermediate point. There is a regu- 
larly established line between Elizabeth City and Manteo, touch- 
ing at other points on the route, This line is operated all the 
year round in connection with the Norfolk and Southern Railroad. 
It is impracticable to prorate with every sail vessel that might 
desire the privilege. 

The case was called for hearing at a session of the Commission 
at Raleigh, beginning June 30, 1897, when C. M. Busbee, Esq., 
appeared for plaintiff, and M. K. King, General Manager, and H. 
C. Hudgins, General Freight Agent, for defendant. 

Depositions of various witnesses previously taken, according to 
law, were filed and read. 

After argument, defendant expressed a willingness to deliver 
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462 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

to Manteo, care ' ' Ella Crosby, ' ' on through bill lading, and also to 
refund to plaiatiff the freight collected on two shipments, which 
it was shown were thus marked, and pay the cost in this action- 
This being satisfactory to plaintiff, and no further relief being 
demanded, case was closed. 

June 30, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Jamesville, V\ illiamston, Robersonville and 

Plymouth 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company. 

Passenger Train Service. 

This was a petition from each of the following towns, James- 
ville, Williamston, Robersonville and Plymouth, situated on the 
line of the Albemarle and Raleigh Railroad, a branch of the Wil- 
mington and Weldon Railroad. 

Complaining of the passenger train service, in that only one 
passenger coach was run between Rocky Mount and Plymouth, 
a distance of about seventy-five miles, for both first and second- 
class passengers. This not only caused great annoyance and in- 
convenience to ladies, but frequently no sitting room, and passen- 
gers were compelled to stand up. 

Complaint was served on defendant and answer filed thereto 
on June 27, 1897, saying that the business would not justify the 
expense of two passenger cars, but have put them on in order 
that petitioners might have the accommodation desired. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, June 30, 1897, it 
appearing that the relief asked had been granted, and no further 
action demanded, case was closed. 

June 30. 1897. 



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State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of the Counties of Halifax, Northampton, and 
Brunswick County, Virginia. 

vs. 
Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company. 

Change of Line of Road. 

This was a petition on part of complainants, protesting against 
the removal of the depot, a station on the line of Raleigh and 
Gaston Railroad, from the present locality, to a point a mile or 
more further off, and asking that the Commission will do what- 
ever may seem fit and proper to prevent the removal of said 
depot. 

Petitioners alleged in their complaint — 

1. That they are citizens of the counties of Halifax, North- 
ampton, and Brunswick, Virginia, and that they ship freight to 
and from the depot of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Com- 
pany, at South Gaston, in Halifax county. 

2. That they ara informed that the said Raleigh and Gaston 
Railroad Company intends to remove the said depot from the 
present location to a point a mile or more further off. 

3. That the present location of said depot is convenient to the 
ferry at Gaston and freights can now be taken from and delivered 
into the rear of the warehouse, which projects over the river by 
the ferry-boat ; that this is a great saving of labor and expense, 
and a great and almost indispensable convenience to^the patrons 
of said depot. 

4. That the river is wide at Gaston and difficult to cross in high 
water; that freshets are frequent in the Roanoke, when the pas- 
sage at Gaston is troublesome, and attended with risks in the 
transportation of teams and vehicles. That now freights J'are 
lowered into the ferry-boat from the rear of the warehouse, and 
hoisted into it when they are delivered there for transportation ; 
and thus the necessity of carrying over teams and vehicles from 
the north side of the river to receive or deliver said freights is en- 
tirely obviated, thus saving greatly in labor, expense^and risk. 



464 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

5. That if said depot is removed from the present location, 
those who ship from it from the north side of the river will be 
forcer! to cross the river with their teams and vehicles, in order to 
reach the warehouse; that this will be impracticable in high 
water, and always attended with great inconvenience and risk. 

6. That if said depot is removed it will require many of your 
petitioners to haul their freights a distance of twenty miles over 
a rolling country. 

7. That your petitioners are informed that the proposed remo- 
val is in pursuance of an Act of the last General Assembly of 
North Carolina, authorizing tue said company to so change its 
line as to be relieved of the sharp curve in approaching said depot 
from the south, and your petitioners believe that said relief can 
be had without removing said depot and without causing incal- 
culable loss and inconvenience for an indefinite period to your 
petitioners. 

8. That the amount of freight carried over said ferry, to and 
from said depot, is very large. 

This case was called for hearing at a session of the Commission 
at Raleigh, June 1, 1897, and continued to June 30, 1897. 

T. W. Mason, Esq., appeared as counsel for plaintiff, and Mc- 
Rae and Day for defendant. 

Defendants filed its petition asking the Railroad Commission 
to grant it license to change its railroad track at South Gaston. 

The relief sought in this case was under the Act of the General 
Assembly, ratified the 6th day of March, 1897, which provides: 

" That the Directors of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Com- 
pany may alter and change the route of said railroad and the 
tracks thereof for improvement of the same, and for the greater 
safety of passengers, employees and freight transported over said 
railroad, at such curves as they may deem it necessary to make 
straight. Provided, that the Railroad Commission shall approve 
of said change of track or route. ' ' 

Plaintiff presented petitions, and introduced evidence showing 
the great inconvenience and expense it would be to the citizens 
of Gaston and to the people on the Northampton side of the river, 
should the depot be removed and the line of road changed as pro- 
posed. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 465 

Defendant introduced numerous witnesses, mostly from the 
Halifax side of the river, who testified to the effect that the 
change of the location of depot would not be a disadvantage to 
the Northampton people, but would be a very great advantage 
to the people living on Halifax side of river. 

Chief Engineer, G. Walters, and V. E. McBee, General Super- 
intendent of defendant company, testified as follows : 

That the proposed change would be a great deal better in many 
respects than as now runs, and would certainly accommodate 
more people. The present manner of loading and unloading with 
old crane was dangerous. 

That the change meant a great deal to the railroad in the matter 
of transportation of both freight and passengers ; that the saving 
by proposed line would be considerable, reduce grade, eliminate 
sharp curve at town of Gaston, would be operated at less cost, 
and would be able to haul at least six or seven more cars to each 
train. That the running of fast trains was done with danger and 
freight trains had frequently to be cut in to in order to make the 
curves. 

After argunment of counsel and consideration, it is adjudged 
that the defendant, the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company, 
be allowed to change its line of road as proposed, but shall not 
take up track or discontinue present road to Gaston; that a daily 
passenger train shall be run to Gaston, and a freight train at least 
three times a week for twelve months from this date. If at the 
end of this time, it should appear that the business at Gaston 
does not justify the running of the aforesaid trains to Gaston, 
tnis shall then be a matter of review by the Commission. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, July 12, 1897, upon 
motion of V. E. McBee, General Superintendent of defendant 
company, the order in above case was modified and changed to 
read as follows : 

Ordered that the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company be 
allowed to change the line of road via Gaston, as per proposed 
line, submitted to the Commissioners, provided that a daily mixed 
freight and passenger train shall be run to Gaston (Sundays ex- 
cepted) for six months from the time that the proposed new line 
is completed and open for operation ; and if at the expiration of 

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466 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

the said six months, after the commencement of the operation of 
the proposed new hne, it shall appear from the books of the Ral- 
eigh and Gaston Railroad Company that the gross receipts at 
Gaston station do not exceed the gross receipts of the new sta- 
tion, then and in that event, the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad 
Company shall have the right to take up their rails and cross-ties 
and remove their buildings, and abandon that part or piece of 
their track now running from a connection with the proposed 
line with Gaston. 

June 30, 18U7. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

C. T. Pate and others. Petitioners 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company. 

Petition for a Depot. 

This is a petition by the citizens living at and near Purvis, in 
Robeson county, on the line of the Wilson and Fayetteville Branch 
of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, asking that the Com- 
mission make an order requiring the defendant to establish a rail- 
road station, with freight, express and telegraph office at Purvis. 

The Commissioners find as facts that about three years ago the 
defendant, for the accommodation of one Calbreth, as well as the 
more convenient handling of his lumber, made an agrt^ement 
^\ith him to put a siding at the point now called Purvis, the said 
Oulbreth agreeing to erect there a saw mill. Said mill was erected 
and said siding put in. The defendant then had and now has a 
regular station and depot at Elrod, two miles off, and on the other 
side at Rowland, four miles off. Afterwards the defendant erected 
a small platform at Purvis, and for the convenience and accom- 
modation of persons living there or near by, began the custom of 
delivering freight from cars to platform, it being agreed that the 
company was not responsible for them after their arrival. The 
company would also take up articles for shipment if deposited at 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 467 

Purvis, all such incoming and outgoing articles being billed to 
and from Elrod and Rowland. 

Freights for shipment were deposited on platform, and those 
delivered, other than fertilizers, were taken thence after unload- 
ing the cars. Said Culbreth looked after to some extent freights 
received for shipment and freights delivered at Purvis, while Cul- 
breth received no salary for his services, he was given trip passes 
over road on two occasions. 

The United States mails were forwarded and delivered there by 
defendant's cars regularly, cars not stopping. The company never 
had an agent at Purvis or any building. Local freight trains 
would stop there on signal to put off or take on freight billed to 
or from Elrod or Eowland. 

A considerable quantity of freight, mostly lumber and guano, 
have been thus handled at Purvis. 

The Commission concludes from the evidence and information 
received, that the public convenience and necessity demand, and 
the business that is and would be offered at Purvis, is such as to 
justify the defendant in erecting a station building and establish- 
ing an agency ; but the Commission is of opinion and it is so ad- 
judged, that it cannot grant the relief asked for by the petition- 
ers, in that it is not authorized by the Act creating the Commis- 
sion to compel the erection of station houses and the establishing 
of agencies where there is no building or regular station already 
established. 

The case was therefore dismissed. Petitioners excepted and 
appealed. Notice waived. Bond fixed at |25. 

By consent petitioners allowed thirty days to file appeal bond 
and statement of case on appeal, and the defendant thirty days 
to except or serve counter case. 

The above case settled by the Court on disagreement of counsel, 
after notice to and argument of counsel, July 2, 1897. 

July 2. 1897. 



468 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

In the Matter of Assessment and Taxation, and Revision of 
Freight and Passenger Tariffs. 

This was an investigaton on the part of the Commission in the 
matter of assessment and taxation and revision of freight and 
passenger tariffs. 

On July 2, 1897, the Commission addressed the following com- 
munication to the different railroad and telegraph companies. 

July 2, 1897. 

The Railroad Commissioners in session this day, on motion of 
Commissioner D. H. Abbott, it is ordered, 

Whereas, The Railroad Commissioners are required by law to 
place a valuation upon the railroads a.nd telegraph companies of 
North Carolina for the assessment of taxes, and 

Whereas, The said Railroad Commissioners desire to ascertain 
if any more equitable method of valuing said property than has 
heretofore been pursued can be found, and 

Whereas, The Commissioners also desire to ascertain if any 
more equitable freight and passenger tariffs than now exists can 
be put in force ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the representatives of the different railroad and 
telegraph companies of the State are requested to appear before 
the Railroad Commissioners on Monday the 12th day of July, 
1897, and there show cause in writing, if any they may have, 
why a very material increase in the valuation of the railroad prop- 
erty for assessment and taxation shall not be made by the Rail- 
road Commissioners sitting as a Board of Appraisers and Asses- 
sors, and why a revision of the freight and passenger tariffs shall 
not also be made. 

Ordered further, That the Hon. D. L. Russell, Hon. Walter 
Clark, Hon. Josephus Daniels, and other interested citizens, are 
respectfully invited to be present at the hearing above cited, and 
present their views or any information or facts they may be in 
possession of to aching the questions at issue. 

On July 12, the day set for hearing, this matter was called. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 469 

Communications were presented and read from Hon. D. L. 
Eussell, Hon. Walter Clark, and Hon. Josephus Daniels, advocat- 
ing the reduction of freight and passenger tariffs, and an increase 
in the valuation for taxation of the property of the railroad com- 
panies. 

Representatives of the various railroads were present and heard 
at considerable length as to the effect of a reduction of the freight 
and passenger rates from the rates now in effect, and an increase 
in the valuation of their property for taxation. 

Statements were filed, showing in detail the earnings and ex- 
penses of the operations of the various railroad and telegraph 
companies in the State, also comparative statements of rates for 
both freight and passengers in other States. Were it not for the 
length of the statements before mentioned, communications, etc. , 
they would be embodied in this report. All of these are on file in 
this office. 

The Commission, after a most painstaking investigation of the 
rates of passengers and freights, as they now exist, and in com- 
parison with previous years, find that in 1871 the passenger rates 
on the Ealeigh and Gaston Road were six cents per mile. Freight 
average amount received per ton per mile, four and one-half cents. 

1891 — Average rate per passenger per mile, 2.Y1 cents. Freight 
average receipts per ton per mile, 1.41 cents. 

1896 — Average receipts per passenger per mile, 1.91 cents. 
Average freights receipts per ton per mile, 1.17 cents. 

North Carolina Railroad — 

1866 — -Average passenger receipts per mile, 5.14 cents. Freight 
receipts per ton per mile, 9.85 cents. 

1891 — Average passenger receipts per mile, 3.32 cents. Average 
freight receipts per mile per ton, 1.04 cents. 

1896 — Average passenger receipts per mile, 2.20 cents. Aver- 
age freight receipts per ton per mile, .0097 mills. 

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad — 

1886 — Average passenger rates per mile, 2.67 cents. Average 
freight receipts per ton per mile, 2.13 cents. 

1896 — Average passenger receipts per passenger per mile, 2.51 
cents. Average freight receipts per ton per mile, 1.69 cents. 

Other systems show a like graded reduction, as a consolidated 



470 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

report of all the roads in North Carolina show the average passen- 
ger rate for the year 1891, the year of the establishment of this 
Commission, to be 2.88 cents. 

Average freight receipts per ton per mile, 1.66 cents. 

1896 — Average passenger receipts per passenger per mile, 2.21 
cents. Average freight receipts per ton per mile, 1.39 cents. 

They also find that the passenger rates, as a general thing, are 
as low, if not lower, than that of any other State of a like popu- 
lation, to the square mile; and the freight rates will, as a whole, 
compare most favorably with any State in the TJ nion. As a proof 
of this reference is made ta a most careful and accurate report of 
rates in all the States given this day to the press, and now on file 
in this office. 

The Commission, from the above facts, together with others 
elicited by the recent discussion, see no good reason for changing 
their vie^^s as expressed in their last report, but do reiterate that 
the " present rates are just and reasonable and such as were con- 
templated in the Act creating the Commission, ' ' and will make 
no change at present time. 

The matter of assessment and valuation for taxation of the 
property of the various railroads being next considered, Commis- 
sioner Abbott presented a schedule on the valuations, showing an 
increase over the valuations for the year 1896, of about two and 
one half million dollars, which is adopted. 

Which is adopted. A full and detailed statement of the valua- 
tions can be seen by reference to page 2 of this report. 

In the matter of the assessment for taxation and the fixing of 
rates for Western Union Telegraph Company. 

The Western Union Telegraph Company having filed its report 
and being heard, the valuation of its property for taxation was 
fixed at 1381,752.54, being double the amount as returned by 
the company. 

The schedule of charges for transmitting messages were fixed 
as follows: 

Tariff of the Western Union Telegraph Company. 

From and after the first day of September, 1897, the Western 
Union Telegraph Company shall not charge or collect more than 
fifteen cents for transmitting any message of ten body words or 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 471 

under, exclusive of date, address and signature, between any two 
points within the Kmits of this State on its hues, nor more than 
one cent for each additional word. 

Joint telegraph rates — 

AYhenever a message is sent over two or more telegraph lines, 
owned, controlled and operated by separate and distinct corpora- 
tions or individuals, the joint rate shall not exceed thirty cents 
for such message of ten body words or less, exclusive of date, 
address and signature, between any two points within the limits 
of this State nor more than one and one-half cents for each addi- 
tional word. 

Effective September 1, 1897. 

The Western Union Telegraph Company filed exceptions to the 
above orders of the Commission, and also a petition for removal 
of the matter to the Circuit Court of the United States. 

Whereupon, the Commission fixed a day and notified defend- 
ant thereof, when it would hear the exceptions and petition of 
defendant, but before the time fixed for hearing, defendants ob- 
tained from the Circuit Court of the United States a restraining 
order, restraining the Commission from enforcing its orders and 
commanding the Board to certify its proceedings in the premises 
to said Circuit Court of the United States ; case pending. 

July 12, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

R. E. Ware 

vs. 

Ohio River and Charleston Railway Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff complains of an overcharge on a dental chair from 
Baltimore to Shelby. 

Upon investigation it was found that there was no overcharge, 
case was dismissed. 

July 31. 1897. 



472 board op railroad commissioners 

State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Fletcher 

vs. 

Southern Express Company. 

This was a petition filed May 21, 1897, asking the Commission 
to make an order requiring the defendant to erect a new depot 
building for both freight and passengers at Fletcher, a station on 
the line of the Soathern Railway. The petition alleged that there 
was only a small building, which was wholly inadequate for the 
protection of freight and comfort of passengers. 

The complaint and petition was served and answer received 
from defendant through its Vice-President, A. B. Andrews, on 
June 26, 1897, saying that instructions had been given for the 
building at Fletcher's to be repaired and an addition added for a 
freight room. 

The case was called at a session of the Commission, July 31, 
1897, and it appearng that the defendant had complied with the 
demand of the complainant, and that no further action was re- 
quired, case was dismissed. 

July 31, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of C rouse 

vs. 

Carolina Central Railroad Company. 

Petition for Agency. 

This was a petition filed July 1, 1897, asking that the Commis- 
sion require defendants to have an agent at Crouse's. 

Petitioners allege that there is considerable quantity of mer- 
chandise, etc., shipped there, and daily shipments of pyrites from 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 473 

this station. That great inconvenience and loss of time and 
money by the farmers who have goods shipped and put off with- 
out protection. 

Petition was served on defendant company and a reply was 
made through William Moncure, Superintendent, as follows : 

' ' In regard to the petition of citizens of Grouse, we had an 
agent at Crouse Station for awhile, and found that the business 
there did not justify the expense of an agent, and the agent was 
dispensed with, with the consent of the Railroad Commission. 

On this petition are names not only of all the people at Crouse 
Station, but nearly everybody in that country, among them the 
names of some of our track hands. 

Crouse is a very small station. We have a number of other 
stations where there is equally as much business, where we have 
no agent." 

At a session of the Commission on above date, the facts appear- 
ing as above set forth, and it apparing that the receipts would 
not justify the expense of an agent, the case was dismissed. 

July 31, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Garner, McNeal & Co. 

vs. 

Petersburg Railroad Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff complained of an overcharge on shipment of meal from 
Weldon to Glarysburg. 

The complaint was filed June 7, 1897. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, July 31, 1897, this 
case was called for hearing, and it appearing that the overcharge 
had been refunded, case was dismissed. 

July 81, 1897. 



474 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Holtsburg 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Petition for Depot. 

This was a petition filed April 28, 1897, alleging that at Holts- 
burg, a flag station on line of North Carolina Railroad, defendant 
furnished no accommodations for storing freight and accommo- 
dations for passengers, and asking that defendant be required to 
furnish depot facilities. 

The petition was served on defendant April 28, 1897, and an- 
swer thereto filed May 1, 1897, saying that it was hardly fair that 
defendant company should be required to make any improve- 
ments on the North Carolina Railroad, pending the litigation rela- 
tive to the lease. 

This case was called for hearing at a sesion of the Commission 
at Raleigh, July 31, 1897. A petition was read against the estab- 
lishment of a depot at Holtsburg ; and it further appearing to the 
Commission that the receipts would not justify the expense of 
a depot, case was dismissed. 

July 31, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commission. 

Cowan & Co. 

vs. 

Carolina Central Railroad Company. 

Discrimination . 

Plaintiff, who has been living in Wilmington, and does a trans- 
fer of baggage, etc., alleges that he is discriminated against, in 
that defendant gives Fennell's Transfer, a competitive company. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS 475 

passes over defendant's road for his men to travel over the road 
and sohcit baggage, and refuses to grant to plaintiff same privil- 
eges. 

Complaint was served on defendant June 2, 1897, and answer 
filed thereto through William Moncure, Superintendent, on June 
16 following, enclosing letter from General Passenger Agent, T. 
J. Anderson, as follows : 

Referring to the attached papers, I knew we made a change 
recently at Wilmington, but it was not clear in my mind why 
the change was made, so I referred the matter to Mr. ¥leares, to 
have my memory refreshed. The baggage was handled by one 
company, which did not give us satisfactory service. We had no 
special contract with any one, but the Southerland Company was 
doing our transferring of through baggage. But in order to put 
the Wilmington people and our patrons on an equal footing with 
other cities and towns on our line, we appointed, after a careful 
investigation, a reliable and a responsible man to attend to the 
transfer at Wilmington of all local and through baggage, and 
have his team at all trains, whether there was baggage or not. 

We allowed him to put agents on the trains to take up baggage 
checks, give passenger receipts for same, thus making a prompt 
delivery to destination at Wilmington. There is no discrimina- 
tion — this is done at Norfolk, Atlanta, Charlotte and other im- 
portant points. 

I do not see on what ground Cowan complains, as they did this 
business for a number of years under the name of the Souther- 
land Company, and we made the change for the best interest of 
the company to Messrs. Fennell & Company. It seems to me that 
Messrs. Cowan & Company's complaint comes from a selfish 
standpoint 

At a session of the Commission, July 29, 1897, this case was 
called and a letter addressed to plaintiff's attorney as follows: 

Referring to the matter of the complaint of Messrs. Cowan Sc 
Company, in regard to discrimination against them by the Caro- 
lina Central Railroad Company in issuing a pass to a certain in- 
dividual and allowing him to make a transfer of baggage, etc. 

If the railroad company employs the party to do the transfer- 
ring from its trains, of baggage to other roads in the city of Wil- 



476 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

mington, they have the right to offer an inducement to that 
party, and grant him a permit to cater for business outside of the 
transfer; and it is our opinion that there is no discrimination 
against other parties. But if the party is simply a caterer for 
city business, it would be a discrimination to grant the pass to 
him unless the same privileges is granted to other parties, case 
dismissed. 

July 31, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

W. E. White 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Damage. 

Plaintiff filed claim for barrel of paint on account of leakage, 
alleging — As was custom, the agent of defendant presented 
freight bills and we receipted and paid bills, which was on the 
20th of August, 1896, and a day or so later we found the -bung 
out and all of the paint gone ; the barrel had never been moved ; 
and as it was left with the bung down, it came out, and the paint 
was lost. We claim that the railroad company was responsible, 
as it was entirely through their fault that the paint was lost. 

Complaint was served and answer filed, refusing to pay for the 
loss, claiming, inasmuch as investigation of defendant showed 
that the loss occurred after it had been receipted for and seemingly 
providing for convenience of plaintiff. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, September 1, 1897, 
this case was called. As neither the railroad company or com- 
plainant had agreed to arbitration by the Railroad Commission, 
and having no jurisdiction without their consent, the case was 
dismissed. 

September 1, 18 97. 



reports and decisions 477 

State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

W. E. White 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Depot Accommodations. 

This was a complaint of W. E. White, of Mebane, N. C, alleg- 
ing that freight and passenger accommodation at that point are 
wholly inadequate for the volume of business and travel ; that it 
was often the case that his shipments of furniture had to be un- 
loaded and left on the platform, as there was no room in the 
depot. 

The complaint was served on April 15, 1897, and answer filed 
April 17, 1897. 

At a session of the Commission, August 4, 1897, this case was 
called, and it appearing to the Commission that better accommo- 
dation for freight and passengers should be given, it was so or- 
dered. 

September 1, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of thf Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Joyner 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company. 

Petition for Depot. 

This was a petitioQ for a depot by citizens of Princeton and sur- 
rounding country, asking that the Commission require the de- 
fendant to erect a warehouse and maintain suitable accommoda- 
tions for the public at a station called " Joyner's, " on the Mid- 
land Railroad, twelve miles from Goldsboro. Petitioners allege 
that there is no house for goods to be placed in Avhen put off, nor 



478 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

place for passengers. Complaint and petition was served and 
answer filed through J. R. Kenly, General Manager of defendant 
company on July 19, 1897, as follows: 

' ' I beg to advise you that but very little business is done at 
that point, and certainly not enough for the establishment of a 
depot. I will however, as soon as I can, have some shelter pro- 
vided for the business. ' ' 

This case was called for hearing at Ealeigh, September 1, 1897; 
and it appearing that the small amount of business at Joyner's 
would not justify better accommodations other than those pro- 
posed by defendant, case was dismissed. 

September i, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

LowENSTEiN & Company 

vs. 

Southern Raily/ay Company. 

Complaint for Lost Freight. 

The complaint in this case was filed July 28, 1897, served Au- 
gust 4, 1897, and anwer thereto filed August 12, 1897. Plaintiff 
alleged loss in transit of several barrels of whiskey, shipped to 
points in Alabama aud Tennessee, and that defendant had failed 
to refund to plaintiff the amount of loss. 

Defendant answered, saying that two shipments of whiskey by 
plaintiff to Attala, Alabama, were burned in depot at Attala, Ala- 
bama, February 28. and, upon investigation found that consignees 
were duly notified of the arrival, and that the shipments would 
be held at their risk if not removed within forty -eight hours of 
arrival, at the expiration of which time, under the law, the 
liability of the common carrier is discharged notwithstanding 
this notice, the shipments were allowed to remain in our depot 
until destroyed by above mentioned fire ; and under the circum- 
stances we returned claim to claimants, declining it. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 479 

At a session of the Commission, at Raleigh, September 1, 1897, 
this case was called ; and it appearing that the Commission could 
take no jurisdiction in the matter, case was dismissed. 

September 1. 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

(Commissioners. 

J. L. Kelly 

vs. 

Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company. 

Lost Freight. 

This was a complaint for failure to deliver shipment of freight 
within a reasonable time. 

Complaint served and ans^Acr filed. 

At a session of the Commission, September 1, 1897, it appear- 
ing that the plaintiff had withdrawn his complaint, case was dis- 
missed. 

September 1, 1897. 



State of N:rth Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

The North Carolina Freight Association, J. S. RAGSDALEef a/., 
HAVING Petitioned for a Lower Freight Rate on Cotton. 

Freight Rate on Cotton. 

On September 1, 1897. the Comndssion issued notice to the 
railroad companies to the effect that on September 21, 1897, the 
matter of readjusting the cotton rate, with the view of a lower 
and uniform rate if possible, would be considered. 

The Atlantic Coast Line System, Seaboard Air Line System, and 
Southern Railway System of roads were all represented at the 
hearing, and protested against any reduction from the present 



480 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

rate. Upon investigation, it appeared that the present rates a 
effect weje lower than all the cotton rates, with the exception of 
Georgia, but the Commission was of opinion that a uniform rate 
should be applied to all roads, and it was ordered that the freight 
rate on cotton in bale per hundred pounds should be as follows : 
On and after the 10th day of October, 1897, the following rates 
of freight on cot :on shall apply to the roads of the Atlantic Coast 
Line System, Southern Railway System, Seaboard Air Line Sys- 
tem, and Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway : 
Distance and rate per one hundred pounds- 
Five miles, 9 cents ; ten miles, 9 cents ; fifteen miles, 1 1 cents ; 
twenty miles, 13 cents; twenty-five miles, 14 cents; thirty miles, 
15 cents; thirty-five miles, 16 cents; forty miles, 17 cents; forty- 
five miles, 18 cents; fifty miles, 19 cents; fifty-five miles, 20 cents; 
sixty miles, 21 cents; sixty-five miles, 22 cents; seventy miles, 
22 ; seventy-five miles, 23 cents; eighty miles, 23 cents; eighty- 
five miles, 24 cents; ninety miles, 24 cents; ninety-five miles, 25 
cents; one hundred miles, 25 cents; one hundred and ten miles, 
26 cents; one hundred and twenty miles, 27 cents; one hundred 
and thirty miles, 28 cents; one hundred and forty miles, 29 cents; 
one hundred and fifty miles, 30 cents; one hundred and sixty 
miles, 31 cents; one hundred and seventy miles, 32 cents; one 
hundred and eighty miles, 33 cents; one huodred and ninety 
miles, 34 ; two hundred miles, 35 cents. 

September 21, 1897. 



St-Ate of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Salem Iron Works. 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

Overcharge. 

Plaintiff company is a manufacturer of saw mills, steam en- 
gines, etc., at Winston, N. C. It alleges that defendant company 
charges for each car shipment a minimum weight of four thou- 
sand pounds, and at first-class rate. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 481 

The Commission, upon investigation, finds that plaintiff made 
frequent shipments of saw mills, and that these mills were too 
large to be placed in a box-car and necessitated the use of a whole 
flat car. It is of opinion that it should not change its rule in 
regard to shipments of this kind. The rule reads as follows : 

Unless otherwise specified, articles too long or too bulky to be 
loaded in box cars, but not requiring two or more open cars, 
shall be charged at actual weight, provided that in no case shall 
the charge on a single shipment be less than four thousand 
pounds at the first-class rate. Case dismissed„ 

September 21, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Pembroke 

vs. 

Carolina Central Railroad Company. 

Petition for Depot. 

This was a petition filed by citizens of Pembroke, a station on 
the line of the Carolina Central Railroad, asking the Commission 
to make an order requiring the defendant to furnish a depot and 
telegraph station at Pembroke. 

The petition alleges that the Atlantic Coast Line, which crosses 
the Carolina Central at this point, has a depot about two hundred 
yards from the crossing. But that the Carolina Central has no 
accommodations whatever for passengers or freight. , That pas- 
sengers who come by Atlantic Coast Line for points on the Caro- 
lina Central have to stand at the crossing waiting for train, ex- 
posed to all kinds of weather. 

The complaint was served on October 6, 1896, and answer filed 
October 24, 1896, through William Moncure, Superintendent of 
defendant company. The Commission found as facts that Pem- 
broke is situated at the crossing of the Atlantic Coast Line and 
the Carolina Central Railroad. That the receipts of the office, 
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482 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

about thirty dollars per month. The Atlantic Coast Line has a 
warehouse and a telegraph office within a hundred yards. That 
the Carolina Central Railroad has a warehouse and telegraph 
office about a mile from the crossing. A watchman is stationed 
at crossing to operate cross signal. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, September 21, 1897, 
this case was called for hearing and the facts appearing as above 
set forth, the Commission was of opinion and so adjudged, that 
the relief asked should not be granted. 

September 21, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Cerro Gordo 
us. 
Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta Railroad Company. 

Petition for Depot. 

This was a petition by the citizens of Cerro Gordo, filed July 
26, 1897, asking to make an order requiring the defendant to fur- 
nish a station house and agent at Cerro Gordo, a station on the 
line of defendant's road. 

The petition alleged that there was no building of any kind. 
That Cerro Gordo was an incorporated town ; that the nearest 
depot to said town is six miles: that there are four cotton gins, 
six business houses, three turpentine stills, twenty or more car 
loads of guano unloaded this season to date, quantities of tar and 
other material. That freight is unloaded daily, aod is put upon 
the platform at the risk of consignor. 

The complaint was served and answer hied through J. R. Kenly, 
General Manager of defendant company. 

Upon investigation, it appars that for the past six months 
there was an average of two passengers a day, and an average 
of about* four tons of freight per day^ — the bulk of the freight be 
ing fertilizers and naval stores, and the agency a prepay one. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 483 

There is also a small warehouse sufficient to accommodate freight 
which requires shelter, and an agent who looks after the business 
to some extent. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, September 21, 1897, 
this case was called for hearing ; and the facts appearing as above 
set forth, the Commission was of opinion and so adjudged, that 
the relief asked should not be granted. 

September 21, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

J. R. Smith 

vs. 

Southern Railway Company. 

This was a complaint filed August 6, 189T, in which plaintiff 
alleged that on an excursion train run to Norfolk, Virginia, there 
was no conductor on the train, and no water on the train for pas- 
sengers ; and it being a very hot day, caused suffering, and the 
comfort of the passengers was not provided for. 

This complaint was served and answer filed through A. B. 
Andrews, Vice-President of defendant company, to this effect : 

" I beg leave to state, that after thoroughly investigating the 
matter, our third Vice-President and General Manager, Mr, F. S. 
Gannon, advised that at that time our traffic was somewhat 
heavier than usual, requiring a greater number of train crews to 
be put in service, and that it was necessary to detail on very 
short notice a freight train crew to run this excursion train ; and 
there was not sufficient time to uniform the crew which had it in 
charge. It is the endeavor of the company to guard as much as 
possible against using men in the service who are not properly 
uniformed. You will observe that the train was under control 
of a regular train crew, which was fully competent to properly 
handle the same. The Conductor, Mr. J. Smith, who was m 
charge of the train, is prepared to make an affidavit that he ex- 
amined the water coolers himself before leaving Pinner's Point, 



484 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

and found them full of ice water. The train was delayed at Pin- 
ner's Point waiting for passengers who missed the boat at Nor- 
folk, and the drinking cups were not placed at the coolers until 
the train started. When near Rocky Mount the Conductor was 
informed that there was no drinking water on some of the cars ; 
and on reaching Selma, the first available v/ater station, the wa- 
ter coolers were promptly filled. The indication was that the 
water had been very much wasted between Pinner's Point and 
Rocky Mount by carelessness oq the part of some of the passen- 
gers. Assuring you of our endeavors to properly care for the 
comfort of our passengers at all times, and trusting this explana- 
tion will be satisfactory to the Commission. ' ' 

This case was called for final hearing at a session of the Com- 
mission at Raleigh, September 21, 1897, and it appearing no fur- 
ther action was demanded, ordered closed. 

September 21. 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Harvey Lewis & Co. 

vs. 

Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Company. 

Lost Freight. 

Plaintiff alleged a lot of oats stolen from a C. L. shipment to 
place of business, Tarboro, N. C. 

Complaint served and answer filed through Freight Claim 
Agent of defendant company, expressing a willingness to settle 
the claim at once. 

At a session of the Commission, September 21, 1897, it appear- 
ing that the injury complained of had been redressed, and that 
no further action was demanded, was dismissed. 

September 21, 1897. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 485 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Poison 

vs. 

Wilmington Seacoast Railroad Company. 

Passenger Train Accommodation. 

Plaintiff filed complaint May 5, 1897, to the effect that defend- 
ant company, on its trains running from Wilmington to the sea 
coast furnished no ice water for drinking nor any closets. That 
passengers are often put to great inconvenience on account of this 
neglect. 

Complaint was 'served and answer filed through George R. 
French, President of defendant company, as follows : 
™"^The service on our road is somewhat after the fashion of a 
street car ; the run is short, to some points not over fifteen min- 
utes, and the entire trip only about half an hour. We have a 
pump in our depot yard, just where the train starts from, so that 
every one can get all the water they want ; and we have at the 
same place water closets for both male and female. Besides this, 
on our regular trains, we have in the baggage or smoking car a 
water closet; so there is no reason why any one sho aid suffer 
from these wants. We had at one time on our passenger coaches 
water closets ; and at the request of our patrons we took them 
out, as it was impossible to keep them sweet. We propose to en- 
large the service at the depot in the city this fall. There has been 
no complaint among our patrons here. 

'^ Our road has had a struggle to exist, and but for a matter of 
pride on the part of its stockholders, it would have loQg since 
been sold out. The stockholders have not received one penny in 
the shape of dividends. We are doing everything we can to make 
the travelling pubUc comfortable and add to their safety. ' ' 

This case was called for final hearing at a session of the Com- 
mission at Raleigh, September 21, 1897; and the Commission, 
after careful investigation, was of the opinion that no order was 
required. It was adjudged that the complaint be dismissed. 

September 21, 1897. 



486 board of railroad commissioners. 

State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

GrEORGE M. SeGAR 

vs. 
Southern Railway Company. 

Passenger Service. 

Plaintiff filed his complaint August 26, 1897, alleging great 
annoyance and inconvenience caused passengers by the failure to 
have announced in some way destination of trains of the South- 
ern Railway leaving Raleigh at 3.30 p. m. ; that passengers fre- 
quently boarded the wrong train. 

Complaint was served on the defendant with the request that 
the evil complained of be corrected. 

On September 8, 1897, answer was filed through A. B. An- 
drews, Vice-President of defendant company, to the effect that 
instructions had been given to require the train porters to call 
out in each car before the train leaves Raleigh the destination of 
the car ; and in addition to this signs will be placed at the end of 
each train, showing the principal points to which the train is des- 
tined. 

This case was called at a session of the Commission September 
21, 1897; and ic appearing that no further action was necessary, 
case was dismissed. 

September 21, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Murfreesboro Railroad Company 

To 

The Commission. 

Petition to take up Track. 

This was a petition filed through B. B. Winborn, Esq., Presi- 
dent of plaintiff company, asking permission of the Commission 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 487 

to be allowed to take up and dispose of the iron of petitioners 
road from Pendleton to Murfreesboro. 

The road was formerly leased to the Seaboard Air Line, said 
lease expiring in May last, and lessors discontinued operating the 
road and refused to agree to any reasonable terms by which the 
owners could operate it. 

At a session of the Commission, September 21. 1897. the case 
was called; and it appearing that there was no objection to the 
prayer of the petitioners by the citizens of Murfreesboro and other 
portions of the road, petition was granted. 

September 21. 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

Citizens of Pendleton 

vs. 

EoANOKE and Tar River Railroad Company. 

Petition for Depot. 

This was a p^ titio)i by citizens living at and in the neighbor- 
hood of Pendleton, asking that a depot be built and an agency 
established at that point. 

Defendant answered the complaint, saying that there was 
scarcely any business done at that point, and would be a hard- 
ship on them to have to build a depot and establish an agency. 

At a session of fche Commission, September 21, 1897, this case 
was called and it appearing that the business done at Pendleton 
would not justify the expense of a depot and agency, it was ad- 
judged that the petition be dismissed. 

September 21, 1897. 



488 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



State of North Carolina on the Eelation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Norfolk and Southern Eailroad Company. 

To 
The Commission. 

Change of Line of Road. 

Petitioners filed petition on July 3, 1897, asking the consent of 
the Commission to the changing of its line of road at Elizaheth 
City, in order to reduce the curvature and to avoid the necessity 
of backing trains in and out, one mile between the main line and 
the freight and passenger stations at Elizabeth City. 

Petitioners were notified to post a notice at different places at 
Elizabeth City of the proposed change, and at the expiration of 
thirty days, if no objection has been filed, the matter would be 
considered. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, October 19, 189Y, 
this case was called ; and it appearing that petitioners had con- 
formed to the requirements of the Commission, and no objection 
from the citizens of Elizabeth City were made to the proposed 
change, ordered that petition be granted. 

October 19, 1897. 



State of North (Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Aberdeen Lumber Company 

vs. 

Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company. 

Routing of Cars. 

Complainant company is engaged in the manufacture of lum- 
ber at Aberdeen, a station on the line of defendant's road, and 
alleges that defendant refuses to route cars loaded with lumber 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 489 

via Eichmond, Virginia, to points in Pennsylvania, thus causing 
them many times great inconvenience in getting cars, etc. 

The complaint was served on defendant and answer thereto 
filed through Charles R. Capps, General Freight Agent of defend- 
ant company, saying that his company had no rates in effect to 
Pennsylvania points via Richmond, Virginia. That these rates 
applied via Portsmouth, and were in accordance with the require- 
ments of Interstate Commerce Commission. 

At a session of the Commission at Raleigh, October 19, 1897, 
this case was called ; and it appearing that defendant had been 
prompt in furnishing cars when called for by plaintiff, and that 
no higher rate for the transportation of the lumber had been 
made when routed via Portsmouth, Virginia, nor loss of time, 
and it further appearing that the shipments are interstate com- 
merce, case was dismissed. 

October 19, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Johnson & Johnson 

vs. 

Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company. 

Overcharge. 

This was a complaint for overcharge on a car load of hay from 
Stuart's Draft, Virginia, to Wake, N. C. 

Plaintiff alleges that he is charged four cents more per hun- 
dred pounds to Wake, N. C, than is charged to Raleigh, N. C, 
for the same class of freight, while Wake is a shorter haul than 
to Raleigh. 

Defendant in its answer, says that the Southern Railway, hav- 
ing its own lines from the Valley of Virginia, originating points 
to Raleigh, N. C, is enabled to carry the business at a lower rate 
than the defendant. That the haul of defendant is considerable 
longer and there is a necessity for a division of the earnings be- 



490 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

tween as many as four lines, and simply meet the competing rate 
on the Southern at Raleigh, and charging a higher rate for inter- 
mediate points. 

This case was called at a session of the Commission at Raleigh, 
October 19, 1897; and upon investigation, it appearing that the 
rate charged by the defendant was as approved by Interstate Com- 
merce Commission, it was adjudged that there was no over- 
charge, and caoe was dismissed. 

October I'.i, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Petitions of Raleigh and Gaston Railroad. 

To 
The Commission. 

Change of Route of Road. 

This vvas a petition filed through J. C. McRea and John D. 
Shaw, counsel for petitioner's comjmny, asking the consent of the 
Commission to be allowed to change the line of its road at and 
near Gaston, and avoid the dangers and delays of said curve. 

The General Assembly of North Carolina, at its session of 1897, 
passed an act, chapter 170, to amend the charter of the Raleigh 
and Gaston Railroad Company, which provides in section (one) 
'' that the Directors of said company may alter and change the 
route of said railroad and the tracks thereof for the ^provement 
of the same, and for the greater safety of passengers, employees 
and freight transported over said railroad at such curves as they 
may deem it necessary to make straight, provided that the Rail- 
road Commission shall approve of such change of track or route. ' ' 

The petition states that the said Raleigh and Gaston Railroad 
forms a part of their through line from Atlanta to Portsmouth, 
upon which is transported the United States mails and a large 
number of passengers, both through and local, and large amounts 
of freight. That quick dispatch of mails, passenger and freights 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 49 1 

is an essential element in their business. That by reason of a 
curve in the railroad of the said company, at and near a station 
called Gaston, on said road, the speed of their trains is much im- 
peded; they being compelled out of regard to the safety of their 
passengers and employees to slow up at this point to such a degree 
as to lose much valuable time. That the safety and interest of 
the traveling public and of shippers require the change in the 
route at said point for the purpose of straightening the road and 
overcoming the dangers and delays incidental to the curve referred 
to. That they are unable to have two lines of road at this point, 
by reason of the cost attending thereon. 

At a session of the Commission held at Raleigh, November 19, 
1897, this matter was called; and after argument of counsel, 
and further consideration, it was adjudged and so ordered that 
the relief asked for by petitioners be granted. 

November 19, 1897. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Railroad 

Commissioners. 

Mrs. J. T. Ware 

vs. 

Ohio River and Charleston Railway Company. 

Damages. 

This was a complaint for damage to shipment of furniture. 

Defendant was asked to satisfy the complainant. 

At a session of the Commission, November 20, 1897, the case 
was called; and it appearing that the defendant had paid to 
plaintiff the damage complained of, and no further redress was 
asked, case was dismissed. 

November 20, 1897. 



492 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



State of North Carolina on the Relation of the Eailroad 

Commissioners. 

Geo. Purifoy, et al, 

vs. 

Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. 

Telephone Bates. 

This was a complaint and petition on the part of citizens of 
Asheville, complaining that the rates of charges for telephone 
service by [Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, 
were high and exhorbitant, and alleged further, in effect as fol- 
lows: 

1. That the rates in other towns were lower ; hence, they should' 
be lower in Asheville. 

2. That the Bell Company received an income of $12,000 per 
year; that the expenses were $5,000 per year, and that the profit 
was 17,000 per year,. 

3. That the complainants had information to the effect that the 
Southern Bell Company paid a royalty of $15 per instrument to 
the American Bell, and that ^such an exhorbitant charge should 
not be tolerated. 

4. That the rate should be reduced from $40 per year for busi- 
ness places to $25 ; and that the rate for residences should be re- 
duced from $30 to $15. 

The matter was called for consideration May 18, 1897, when 
notice was issued to all telephone companies doing business in the 
State to file a detailed report on June 1 of all property owned in 
the State, statement of earnings, operating expenses, etc., etc. 

On June 1, 1897, the Southern Bell Telephone Company ap- 
peared, and, in answer to the complaint, says : 

1. That the rate in existence at the time that said complaints 
were [made, are not exhorbitant, are ^not unreasonable, and do 
not enable this company to realize any inordinate, exhorbitant, 
or unreasonable returns upon the capital invested in its plant, 
and business in the said city of Asheville. 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 493 

2. This defendant says that it does not receive an income of 
$12,000 per year at Asheville. 

8. That it is not true that this company has paid a royalty of 
$15 per instrument to the American Bell Telephone Company or 
any other company. 

4. This company says further that the application to it of the 
rates proposed, and of those which were directed in the last circu- 
lar of the Railroad Commission, would be ruinous to its business, 
would not permit a fair or reasonable return upon its investment 
at Asheville or in any other place in North Carolina. 

5. For further answer this defendant says, that it does pay 
to the American Bell Telephone Company $2.20 cents per annum 
for each telephone instrument which it uses, and it also in the 
initiative of its business in North Carolina, paid $24,000 to said 
company. 

The sum of $2.20 per phone insures to it the furnishng of the 
instrument and the insurance thereof, repairs, renewal, and fur- 
nishing thereof, with additional modern improvements owned or 
controlled by the American Bell Company. 

That the payment of the $24,000 aforesaid insures to it the use 
of all the patents of the American Bell Company, including its 
long-distance apparatus, which are now of great value ; and that 
the two sums together did not amount to more than about $17 
per instrument in perpetuity — a little more than half as much as 
the Interstate Company paid for the purchase of phones, which 
was thirty dollars per instrument ; v\^hile on the other hand, that 
sum with the $2.20 per annum payment for instrument, secures 
to them the furnishing and renewal of instruments, with all pat- 
ents then existing, or thereafter owned or controlled by the 
American Bell Company; and it declares that its instruments 
were the cheapest, the most prudential and economical that could 
be made, and much cheaper and much more prudent, and much 
more economical than that made by the Interstate Company, iu 
paying $80 for the purchase of instruments or any other sum for 
which they could be now purchased. That this $24,000 invest- 
ment is a valuable asset, worth more to-day than when invested, 
and is the only asset that has not deteriorated in value. 

This company further says that it has set aside in the State of 
North Carolina out of its earnings no reserve fund for the main- 



494 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

tenance of the renewal of its plant ; that the life of such a plant, 
as it has at Asheville and in other places in North Carolina, is on 
an average of about seven years ; that without setting aside such 
fund as would be necessary to repair and renew it, it has not 
earned enough upon its investment in North Carolina to pay an 
average of over seven per cent upon the actual investment within 
the State ; and that had it maintained such a reserve as would be 
prudent and proper, it would not have earned any appreciable 
net income in proportion to its investment. 

That as matters stand to-day its plant has so depreciated by 
use and with relation to the improvements of modern methods 
and inventions, that it has now undertaken, and is in process of 
perfecting plans to remodel the entire establishment at Asheville 
and other exchanges in ilorth Carolina, and to replace them with 
modern appliances at a necessary cost of more than the original 
plant And it further says that it would not be fair, reasonable 
or just to consider the net earnings of a single year or of all the 
years put together, without also considering the necessary and 
inevitable depreciation of the principal continuously going on, 
and which has at this period reached such results as to require 
the speedy substitution of a new plant with as much rapidity as 
practicable. 

The defendant further says that the season 1896 was exception- 
ally good at Asheville on account of transitory causes, and that it 
could not be fairly taken as an index to what would be reasona- 
ble charges for a succession of years, either at Asheville or at any 
other places in North Carolina; and further, that at the best, the 
net earnings of that year were not discouated by any portion 
being set aside for maintainance and reserve. And further, that 
the whole system, and not a particular exchange, must be con- 
sidered in fixing charges for a system. 

This company protests against the reduced charges for tele- 
phone service made by the Railroad Commission in its Circular 
of No. 65, and says that the same would amount to a practical 
confiscation of their property and business in North Carolina, as 
it could not conduct its business under them without loss, either 
with its present plant or with such a plant as is in immediate 
contemplation, and has been made necessary by depreciation of 
the old and the requirements of modern methods. 



KK PORTS AND DKCISIONS. 495 

This company further says that while the Railroad Commission 
of North Carolina has the power under the statutes of North Car- 
olina to fix reasonable and just rates for the transmission of mes- 
sages by telegraph or by telephone, that the charges prescribed 
by the Railroad Commission for the annual rental and rent ser- 
vice of their telephone wires and exchanges, is not a regulation, 
is not a regulation of charges for the transmission of any message 
or messages. That the Commission has regulated the charges for 
the transmission of messages by its toll lines in conformity with 
the powers granted to it by the statute, but has exceeded the 
powers granted to it, and departed from the line of action indi- 
cated in the statute of North Carolina by undertaking to regulate 
the charges of this company for the rental and use of its instru- 
ments, wires, apparatus, properties and exchange service. 

The Commission, after considering answer of defendant, exam- 
ination of witnesses, etc., issued the folio wng circular, fixing the 
rate for telephone service : 

Circular No. 65.] 

TARIFF SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY. 

The Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company will be allowed a maxi- 
mum charge for telephone service as follows : 
Effective June 10th, 1897. Supersedes all others in conflict. 

i Annually, 
Class B. ! Semi-Annually 

i or Quarterly. 

Place of Business— ; 

Special wire — $34.00 per year. 

2. Party wire, each 30.60 per year. 

'^. Party wire, each _._ .. < 25.50 per year. 

4. Party wire, each . 20.40 per year. 

5. Party wire, each . .. ' 17.00 per year. 

Residence— -' 

iSpeci.il wire 24.00 per year. 

2. Party wire. e,.cli 22.40 per year. 

3. Party wire, each 20.00 per year. 

4. Party wire, each ,_ i 16.80 per year. 

5. Party wire, each j 14.40 per year. 



496 BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

The Interstate Telegraph and Telephone Company will be allowed a maximum, 
charge for telephone service as follows : 

Place of business — Special wire $34. 00 per annum. 

Residence — Special wire 24. 00 per annum. 

On June 30, 1897, counsel for Southern Bell Telephone Com- 
pany, asked for a re-hearing of the matter, which was granted; 
and on July 31 case was reopened and numerous witnesses ex- 
amined. Continued to October 19, when after further considera- 
tion, with argument of counsel, the Commission declined to 
change the order heretofore given in Circular No. 65, issued June 
1, 1897. 

Defendants filed numerous exceptions to the order of the Com- 
mission fixing rates for its company, one of which is as follows: 

Defendant excepts to the determination or order of said Board, 
dated, dated June 1, 1897, fixing rates to be charged by defend- 
ants for telephone rental or exchange service, and each and every 
part thereof. 

The ground of the exceptions is that the Act of the Legislature 
of the State of North Carolina, under the pretended authority of 
which the said Board made its said determination or order, being 
Chapter 320 of the Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly 
of North Carolina, 1891, provides, so far as telephone companies 
are concerned, for the making of rates of charges for the trans- 
mission of messages only, and does not provide for the making of 
such rates of charges for telephone rentals or exchange service. 

That the act of said Board, in making or attempting to make, 
by the determination or order excepted to, rates of charges for 
telephone rentals or exchange service, is therefore wholly illegal 
and void. 

Defendants further except to the said determination or order of 
said Board, and to each and every part thereof, for the reason 
and upon the ground that the said determination is against the 
weight of evidence. 

At a session of Commission at Ealeigh, November 19, 1897, this 
matter was called for final hearing ; and the Commission having 
fully considered the exceptions filed in this case, and having ob- 
tained the advise of the Attorney General theron, is of the opin- 
ion that the Board of Railroad Commissioners are not given juris- 
diction under the Railroad Commission Act of North Carolina to 



REPORTS AND DECISIONS. 497 

do more with respect to the rates of telephone companies than to 
make or cause to be made just and reasonable rates of charges for 
the " transmission of messages " by any ''telephone" line or lines 
doing business in the State ; and that they have no authority un- 
der the Railroad Commission Act to prescribe charges for the ren- 
tal of telephone wires, instruments and exchanges, or the use 
thereof, but that the rates fixed by the Commission for the trans- 
mission of messages shall remain in force. 

The representatives of the Southern Bell Telephone Companies 
were present and proposed to show from transcripts of their books 
that their charges for the rental of telephone wires, exchange 
service or the use thereof, were not unreasonable ; but this mat- 
ter was not considered by reason of the opinion of the Attorney 
General filed. 

All orders fixing the rates for the rental of telephone or ex- 
change service are hereby rescinded, and the case is stricken from 
the docket. 

November 19, 1897. 



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CIRCULflRS. 



Board of Railroad Commissioners, 

Raleigh, N. C, , 1897. 

Circular No. 58.] 

tariff caldwell and northern railroad company. 

Passenger Tariff — 

Lenoir to Caldwell Mills 5 Cents. 

Lenoir to Martin's. . . . 10 Cents. 

Lenoir to Olivet 20 Cents. 

Lenoir to Coffey's 25 Cents. 

Lenoir to Collettsville 30 Cents. 

Freight Rates — 

Lumber — Collettsville to Lenoir $6. 00 per car. 

Lumber — Olivet to Lenoir 5. 00 per car. 

Other freights, 10 cents per 100 pounds. 

By order of the Commission: 

J. W. WILSON, 
H. C. Brown, Clerk. Chairman. 



Board of Railroad Commissioners, 

Raleigh, N. C, February 16, 1897 * 

Circular No. 59.] 

The following rule is adopted by the Railroad Commission, to 
take effect at once, and to be added to the rules governing the 
transportation of freight already adopted by the Commission : 

RULE No. 33. 

A charge of no more than two dollars per car will be allowed 
for switching or transferring a car from any point on any road to 
any connecting road or warehouse within a space of one mile 
from starting point ; over one and not more than two miles, three 
dollars; over two miles and not over three miles, four dollars, 
without regard to weight or contents. 



CIRCULARS. 499 

When in the transfer of a car between said points it is neces- 
sary to pass over the Hne of any intermediate road or roads, the 
maximum charge of two, three or four dollars, as the case may 
be, shall be equitably divided between the roads at interest. 

When a charge is made for the transfer of loaded cars between 
said points, no additional charge shall be made for the delivery 
or return of the empty cars. 

By order of the Commission: J. W. WILSON, 

H. C. Brown, Clerk. Chairman. 



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classification op mica. 

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C. L. Released 6th Class. 

L. C. L. Released 5th Class, 

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J. W. WILSON, Chairman. 
H. C. Brown, Clerk. 



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freight rate on firewood. 

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J. W. WILSON, Chairman. 
H. C. Brown, Clerk. 



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tariff southern bell telephone and telegraph company. 

The Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company will be allowed a maxi- 
mum charge for telephone service as follows : 

Effective June 10th, 1897. Supersedes all others in conflict. 



Class B. 



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24.00 per year. 
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20. 00 per year. 
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H. C. Brown, Clerk. 



J. W. WILSON, Chairman. 



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Circular No. 87.] 

tariff of the western union telegraph company 

From and after the 1st day of September. 1897, the Western 
Union Telegraph Company shall not charge or collect more than 
fifteen cents for transmitting any message of ten body words or 
under, exclusive of date address and signature, between any two 
points within the limits of this State on its lines, nor more than 
one cent for each additional word. 

By order of the Board : 

H. C Brown, Clerk. J. W. WILSON, 

Chairman. 



! : Board of Railroad Commissioners, 

Raleigh, N. C, July 28, 1897. 
CiRouLAR No. 68.] ; ; ■ ; 

TARIFF OF MISCELLANEOUS TELEGRAPH COMPANIES. 

Telegraph companies other than the Western Union Telegraph 
Coknpany shall be allowed to charge and collect twenty cents for 
a message of ten body words or under, exclusive of date, address 
and signature, between any two points between the limits of this 
State, on their respective lines, and not more than one and one- 
half cents for each additional word. 

Effective September 1, 1897. 

By order of the Commission. J. W. WILSON. 

H. C. Brown, Clerk. Chairman. 



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70 
60 
55 
45 
40 
35 
25 
20 
25 
10 
25 


95 
80 
75 
65 
60 
55 
50 
45 
30 
25 
45 
20 


85 
75 
70 
60 
5o 
50 
45 
40 
25 
20 
40 
15 


1.00 
90 
85 
75 
70 
60 
55 
50 
40 
35 
55 
25 
15 


90 
85 
80 
70 
65 
55 
50 
45 
35 
80 
50 
20 
10 


1.10 
95 
90 
80 
75 
70 
60 
55 
45 
40 
60 
85 
20 
15 


1.00 
85 
85 
75 
70 
65 
55 
50 
40 
35 
50 
30 
15 
10 


1.15 
1.00 
95 
90 
85 
75 
65 
60 
50 
45 
65 
35 
25 
20 
10 


r.oo 

90 
90 
85 
80 
70 
60 
55 
45 
40 
60 
30 
20 
15 
10 


1.30 
1.15 
1.10 
1.05 
95 
90 
80 
75 
65 
60 
80 
50 
40 
25 
20 
15 


1.15 
1. 00 
1.00 
95 
85 
80 
70 
65 
60 
55 
70 
45 
30 
20 
15 
10 


1.50 

1.35 

1.30 

1.25 

1.20 

1.10 

1.00 

95 

85 

80 

I.OO 

75 

55 

45 

40 

35 

25 


1.35 

1.20 

1.20 

1.15 

1.10 

1.00 

90 

85 

75 

70 

90 

65 

50 

40 

35 

80 

20 


1.70 

1.55 

1.50 

1.45 

1.85 

1.25 

1.20 

1.15 

1.05 

1.00 

1.20 

90 

75 

65 

60 

50 

45 

20 


1.55 

1.40 

1.35 

1.35 

1.25 

1.15 

1.10 

1.05 

95 

90 

1.05 

80 

65 

55 

50 

45 

35 

15 

























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J. W. WILSON. 



Chairman. 



510 board of railroad commissioners. 

Board of Railroad Commissioners, 

Ealeigh, N. C, July 23, 189T. 
OlROULAR No. 89.] 

jOINT TELEGRAPHIC RATES. 

Whenever a message is sent over two or more telegraph hnes 
owned, controlled and operated by separate and distinct corpora- 
tions or individuals, the joint rate shall not exceed thirty cents 
for such message of ten body words or less, exclusive of date, ad- 
dress and signature, betweea auy two points within the limits of 
this State, nor more than one and one-half cents for each addi- 
tional word. 

Effective September 1, 1897. 

By order of the Commission : 

J. W. WILSON, 
H. C. Brown, Cleric. Chairman. 



CIRCULARS. 



511 



Board of Railroad Commissioners, 

Raleigh, N. C, September 21, 1897. 
Circular No. 70.] 

RATES OF FREIGHT ON COTTON— In Bales Per Hundred Pounds. 
On and after the 10th day of October, 1897, ihe following rates of freight on Cotton shall apply- 
to the roads of the Atlantic Coast Line System, Southern Railway System, Seaboard Air Line 
System and Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway : 



Distance. 


Rate per 
100 lbs 


10 "Miles - — 


$0.09 
09 


15 Miles _— - 


.11 


20 Miles 

25 Miles - _ - — 


.13 
.14 


30 Miles 

35 Miles , 

40 Miles 


.15 

.16 

. 17 


45 Miles -- 


.18 


56 Miles - - - - 


.19 
.20 


60 Miles — - 


.21 


65 Miles 


.22 


70 Miles 

75 Miles 


.22 
23 


80 Miles.- 


.23 


85 Miles _. 


.24 


90 Miles 


.24 


95 Miles . . 


25 


100 Miles 


25 


110 Miles __ . „ 


26 


120 .Miles _ . . 


27 


130 Miles 

140 Miles 


.28 
29 


150 Miles 


30 


160 Miles 

170 Miles 


.31 
32 


180 Miles _ . 


8$ 


190 Miles 


34 


200 Miles 


35 







By order of the Commission 
H. C. Brown, Clerk. 



J. W. WILSON, 

Chairman. 



512 



BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



Board of Eailroad Commissioners, 

Ealeigh, N. C, December 17, 189T. 
Circular No. 71.] 

amendments and addiiions to commissioners' classifications. 

The following amendments to the Commissioners' classification are hereby niade, tobeadded 
to Exception Sheet " B " : 



Coffee, j^reen, in double sacks, any quantity 

Cottosuet (compound of beef suet and cotton-deed oil), any quantity 

Cottolene, packed in cases, tubs, half barrels, barrels or tierces, any 
quantity. 

Flour— 

N. O. S., in barrels, any quantity 

N. O, S., in half barrels, any quantity 



N. O. S., in sacRs, owners risk of wet and waste, estimated weight in , 
one-half birrel sacks, 'J8 pounds; in ofje-fouith barrel sacks. 49 
pounds; in one eighth barrel s^cks, 2i\4 pounds, except that when 
actual weight is clearly stiown tt) be less", only actual weight is tube 
charged for; shipment of flour in any except usual size sacks, as 
named above, in all cases to be charged for at actual weight. Bills 
of lading and way-bills must show numberof sacks of each weight 
contained in shipment, any quantity 



Grain, packe(J, any quantity 

Meal— Corn, in barrels, actual weight of package and contents to be 
charged for, any quantity. 

Corn— N. O. S , any quantity 

Peanuts, any quantity 

Meat — Bacon, in wood, any quantity 

Beef— 

Canned, in boxes, any quantity 

Salted, in barrels, half barrels, quarter barrels, anj quantity 

Mill stuff— Bran, shorts and ship stuff, any quantity 

Molasses, in biriels or hogsheads, any quantity 

Rice, any quantity 

Rice, rough, any quantity 

Rice, Flour and Meal, in sacks, any quantity 

Soap, common, in boxes, and so described on packages, any quantity — 

Sugar, in barrels, hogshrads, «>r double sacks, any quantity 



C. R. 



O. R. 



Effective at once. 

By order of the Commission : 

H. C. 'Brown, Clerk. 



J. W. WILSON, Chairman. 




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