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shall be verified by the oaths of the treasurer or president and acting superintendent of operations, and be filed in the office of the State Engineer and Surveyor by the first of December iu each year, and shall state:
1. The amount of capital stock.
Cost of road and equipment. 11. For road-bed and superstructure, including iron, by last report. 12. The total amount now expended for the same. 13. For land, buildings and fixtures, including land damages, by
14. The total amount now expended for the same.
Characteristics of road. 20. Length of road, in miles. 21. Length of road laid. 22. Length of double track, including sidings. 23. Weight of rail, by yard. 24. The number of dummy cars, of cars, and of horses and mules. 25. The total number of passengers carried in cars. 26. The total number of tons of freight carried in cars. 27. The rates of fare for passengers.
28. The average time consumed by passenger-cars in passing over the road.
Expenses of maintaining the road and real estate. 29. Repairs of road-bed and railway (including iron), and repairs of buildings and fixtures.
30. Taxes on real estate (to include all taxes except for United States revenue).
31. Total cost of maintaining road and real estate.
Expenses of operating road and for repairs. 32. General superintendence. 33. Officers, clerks, agents and office expenses. 34. Conductors, drivers and engineers on dummy cars. 35. Watchmen, starters, switchmen, roadmen, etc. 36. Repairs of dummy-cars. 37. Repairs of cars and sleighs. 38. Repairs of harness, including materials and labor. 39. Horseshoeing, including materials and labor 40. Horses and mules. 41. Stable expenses. 42. Feed, grain, hay, etc., including expense of grinding. 43. Fuel, gas and lights. 44. Oil and waste. 45. Water tax. 46. Damages to persons and property, including medical attendance. 47. Law expenses. 48. Rents, including use of other roads, ferries, etc. 49. Insurance. 50. Advertising and printing. 51. United States tax on earnings. 52. Contingencies. 53. Total expense of operating road, and repairs. 54. Receipts from passengers. 55. Receipts from freight. 56. Receipts from all other sources, specifying what, in detail. 57. Total receipts from all sources during the year. 58. Payments for transportation, maintenance and repairs. 59. Payments for interest. 60. Payments for dividends on stock, amount and rate per cent. 61. All other payments, specifying what, in detail. 62. Total payments during the year.
63. The number of persons injured in life and limb; the cause of the injury, and whether passengers, employees, or other persons. Also whether such accidents have arisen from carelessness or negligence of any person in the employment of such corporation, and whether such person is retained in the service of the corporation.
§ 3. Section thirty-two of the act entitled "An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations, and to regulate the same," passed April second, eighteen hundred and fifty, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
8 32. Any railroad corporation which shall neglect to make the report as is provide* in the preceding section, shall be liable to a penalty of two hundred and fifty dollars, and an additional penalty of twentyfive dollars for each day after the first day of December, on which they shall neglect to file said report, as provided in said section, to be sued for in the name of the people of the State of New York, for their
4. The provisions of section thirty-two of the act entitled “ An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations, and to regulate the same,” passed April second, eighteen hundred and fifty, as herein amended, shall apply to all railroad corporations referred to in section two of this act.
$ 5. This act shall take effect immediately.
Chap. 364. AN AOT to extend the operation of chapter four hundred
and forty-eight of the Laws of eighteen hundred and sixtyfive, being “An act to facilitate the construction of railroads and tram roads within the counties of Essex and Clinton, and to authorize the formation of companies therefor," to the counties of Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester and Orange.
Passed April 27, 1868. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. The provisions of chapter four hundred and forty-eight of the Laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, are hereby extended 80 as to include and apply to the counties of Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester and Orange, in like manner as if the said counties had been respectively named in said act.
§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
*So in original.
Chap 573. AN AOT to afford the same facilities to passengers or pro
perty transported by steamboat on the Hudsou river as is afforded by railroad.
Passed May 4, 1868. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. The proprietors of any steamboat, or line of steamboats, navigating the Hudson river, are hereby authorized and empowered to furnish tickets upon being paid therefor, for the transportation of passengers from any station on the line of any railroad terminating at the city of Albany or Troy, for the conveyance of such passengers from the city of Albany or Troy to the city of New York on their said steamboats. On such tickets being furnished to any such railroad company it shall be their duty to require their ticket agent, at any station or line of their road, to sell such tickets, and to any passenger who shall make application therefor, at a price which shall be equal to the amount of fare charged upon such road to the city of Albany or Troy, with the addition of such price as shall be fixed by the proprietor of such steamboat for the transportation of such passenger from Albany or Troy to New York.
$ 2. The proprietors of said steamboat or line of steamboats, are also authorized and empowered to furnish baggage checks for the transportation of any passenger's baggage through to the city of New York by the way of their said steamboats, and on such checks being furnished to the baggage-master, at any station on the line of said railroads, it shall be his duty to check baggage on the application of any passenger through to the city of New York, which baggage, on its arrival in the city of Albany or Troy, shall be delivered up to the authorized agent of any steamboat or line of steamboats, to be transported from the railroad to the steamboat on which such passenger contemplates going, without the check being removed from such baggage. And said baggage shall be transported from railroad station to steamboat landings, and from steamboat landing to railroad station by said steamboat owners, free of charge.
§ 3. It is hereby made the duty of every railroad company, which terminates in the city of Albany or Troy, on application being made therefor by the proprietor of any steamboat, or line of steamboats, navigating the Hudson river, to furnish them with tickets for the transportation of passengers from the city of Albany or Troy to any point on the line of their respective roads, to be sold by such steam
boat proprietors in their respective offices, and to receive and trans port the baggage of any passenger which shall be checked through to any point beyond the city of Albany or Troy; such tickets to be sold and paid for to the railroad or steamboat company, which shall furnish the same at the price charged by such company for the conveyance of such passenger to the place which such ticket purports to carry him. The object and intent of this act being to compel railroad companies to furnish the same facilities to passengers going to or from the city of New York by boat as is afforded those who go by the railroad.
§ 4. If any freight shall be delivered at any station on the line of any railroad which terminates in the city of Albany or Troy for transportation to the city of New York, which is marked to go to New York via boat, or any particular line of boats, it shall be the duty of the railroad company to whose agent such freight shall be delivered, to receive the same and transport it with all convenient speed to the city of Albany, and on its arrival there, the company over whose road the same has been transported, shall forthwith cause to be notified the agent of the steamboat line by which it is directed to be sent, and shall deliver the same to such agent, with the bill of charges thereon due such railroad company, for the payment of which charges the proprietor or proprietors of such steamboat line shall be responsible. But the railroad company transporting such freight shall not charge for its transportation over its road, any greater sum than they charge for carrying the same kind of freight the same distance over their road if the same were transported from Albany or Troy to New York by railroad, and any freight delivered by the authorized agent of any steamboat or steamboat company, for transportation over any railroad, which shall have been brought from New York by boat, shall be transported by such railroad company to its place of destination for the same price as it would be if brought from New York by railroad.
8 5. Any railroad company in this State, whose agent or servants shall neglect or refuse to sell tickets or furnish a check, as is provided for in this act, when the same shall have been furnished them, shall be liable to the same penalty as is provided for in section thirty-seven of the act passed April second, eighteen hundred and fifty, entitled “An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations and to regulate the same," and no fare or toll shall be collected or received from any passenger whose application for such ticket or check shall have been refused, for riding over the road of said company, and in