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Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners
STATE OF MISSOURI
YEAR ENDING JUNE 30,
JOSEPH FLORY, Chairman,
JEFFERSON CITY, MO.: TRIBUNE PRINTING COMPANY, STATE PRINTERS AND BINDERS.
STATE OF MISSOURI, RAILROAD AND WAREHOUSE DEPARTMENT,
CITY OF JEFFERSON, December 31, 1900.
Hon. LON V. STEPHENS, Governor of Missouri :
Sir: As required by law, the Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners herewith submit their report for the year ending June 30, 1900, it being the Twenty-fifth annual report of the Commissioners.
As has been the case with former reports the completion and filing of this has been delayed on account of the delay in filing their annual statements by railroad companies. Two operating companies, the St. Louis, Carutherville & Memphis, and St. Louis, Kansas City & Colorado, filed no annual statements, although blank forms were duly furnished them, and attention called to the requirements of the law. A larger number of operating companies filed annual statements (soine, however, very incomplete) than ever before, the number being 54. Annual statements were not required from the Manufacturer's R'y of St. Louis, the Bellevue Valley, Pertle Springs and Montgomery Western railroad companies. The two first named are not operated for public uses. The Pertle Springs R’y is really a street railroad, and the Montgomery & Western is hardly operated at all.
The number of companies operating railroads in Missouri June 30, 1900, and which filed annual statements, was 54, including the Kansas City & Northern Connecting and St. Clair, Madison & St. Louis Belt, which roads are in hands of 'receivers. Annual statements used in the compilation of this report were filed by 52 companies.
These statements generally are quite complete in details regarding operations, etc., for the entire system reporting, but some are entirely lacking in details of operations in Missouri. This is especially true as regards some lines of heaviest traffic in the State. A few