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City.
New York, N.
Chicago, Ill.....
Philadelphia, Pa.
St. Louis, Mo..
Boston, Mass..
Baltimore, Md..
Cleveland, 0...
Buffalo, N. Y..
San Francisco,
Pittsburg, Pa...
Cincinnati, 0..
Detroit, Mich.....
Milwaukee, Wis....
New Orleans, La....
Washington, D. C.
Newark, N. J.......
Minneapolis, Minn.
Jersey City, N. J..
Louisville, Ky........
Indianapolis, Ind.
Providence, R: I.
St. Paul, Minn...
Rochester, N. Y..
Kansas City, Mo..
Toledo, 0....
Denver, Col....
Allegheny, Pa...
Columbus, O......
Worcester, Mass.
Los Angeles, Cal.
Memphis, Tenn..
Omaha, Neb....
New Haven, Conn.
Syracuse, N. Y.....
Scranton, Pa........
St. Joseph, Mo.....
Paterson, N. J.....
Fall River, Mass..
Portland, Ore..........
Atlanta, Ga........

DEBT. VALUATION AND TAXATION.
DEBT -

-PER CENT Valua- Tax rate
Property OF FULLVALUE tion per $1.000 City tax
Per valua-

Per per assessed levv per Total. Capita. tion. Real. Sonal. capita. value. capita $647,806,295 $161.94 $6.194,329.218 100 100 $1,548.43 $14.95 $22.10 68,600,086 34.46 407,991,625 20 20 204.94 55.52

11.38 69,950,640 49.36 1,238,861,426 100 100 874.25 14.51 12.68 21,342, 281 33.51 527,105,201

25 827.52 20.20 14.74 99,191,856 166.60 1,260,908,081

100

100 2,117.82 14.86 31.17 43,363,549 79.39 503, 144,182 100 100 921.14 19.89

12.09 27,685,874 63.34 214,033,000 60 60 489.65 26.82 13.14 20,602, 701 54.66 275, 278,359 100 100 730.35 22.00 15.66 5.436,510 14.91 524,392,047

50

1,437.96 11.64 16.74 27,611,031 75.82 401, 252,592 80

1,101.85 14.86 16.37 40,745,979 118.68 227,655,320

100 663.07 16.12 10.63 9,120,548 28.01 275,542,350 100 100 846.36 14.70 12.44 8,575,813 27.40 191,254,770 50 40 611.14 18.76 11.46 20,032,854 64.70 170,698,634 75

551.28 22.00 12.13 14,522,740 47.95 258, 268, 681 67 100 852,70 15.00 12.79 25, 305,014

89.33
190, 268, 717 100

100

671.64 16.57 11.13 10,460,319 39.93 138,690,490 50

529.41 23.60 12.49 20,252,613

87.03

108,209,060 70 70 465.02 19.87 9.24 10,582,004 47 53 138,800,000 85 85 623.37 18.60 11.59 3,842,204 18.11 144,102,940

70 679.10 14.64 9.94 18,409,188 92.68 222,391,940 100 100 1,119.60 14.70 16.46 9,964,039 50.57 96,071,522 60

487.62 21.81 10.64 11,902,864 65.39 131,326,533

721.49 19.42 13.50 8,424,261 46.99 117.818,483 40

657.21 23.63 15.53 8,851,172 57.00 73,208,890

471.44 23.09 10 89 4,233, 255 28.16 115,338,920

767.30 28.94 22.21 9,552,348 66.87

86,664,700 100 100 606.69 18.33 11.13 12,221,527 86.00

79,593,930

60 560.11 22.30 12.49 9,151,067 71.42 120,865,502

100 943.27 14.58 13.70 7,143,545 56.82 156, 661,566

12.02 6,468,540 53.2C 63,095,346

520.44 23.33 12.14 6.868,645 56.97 21,188.682

175.74 64.80 11.39 3,795, 203 31.89 110,001,166

100

924.17 13.57 12.54 7.968,171 68.03 90,112,319 92

769.34 19.34 14.29 2,598,897 22.38 65,369, 180

562.99 12.28 6.91 1,971,850 17.09 30,555,980 60

264.60 13.00 3.44 4,755,073 42.64 58,265,810

522.43 18.54 9.69 5,849,623 55.31 81,754,247

773.00

15.72 11.97 8,115,001 77.92 50,898,491

488.75 19.52 9.54 3,656,631 35.61 76,046,589

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TELEGRAPH OPERATORS' STRIKE.

The most serious labor disturbance in 1907 was were made by the operators: Fifteen per cent in. the strike of the telegraph operators. The trou crease in wages; eight hours for day operators ble began June 21, when a number of the men and seven and a half hours for night operators; employed in the Western Union offices in San time and a half for overtime; right of promotion Francisco and Oakland, Cal., quit work. This af to be governed by merit and fitness. fair ended July 20, when the operators returned to For several weeks the service was badly disorwork. Aug. 7 an operator at Los Angeles, Cal., ganized, but the companies gradually succeeded was discharged because of a dispute he had with in filling the places of the strikers, while the a woman telegrapher at Oakland, Cal., who was strikers themselves could not agree as to the best accused of being unfriendly to the union opera policy to be pursued. The president of the union tors. A walk-out then followed in the Los Angeles was deposed and a new executive head elected office and early on the morning of Aug. 9 the Chi. and efforts were made to have the companies cago operators struck on being required to handle agree to arbitration, but without success. The Los Angeles business. The strike spread rapidly strike came to an end about the middle of No. until practically all the offices in the country both vember, the operators returning to work without of the Western Union and the Postal Telegraph | having obtained any concessions. companies were involved. The following demands

DEATH OF KING OSCAR OF SWEDEN.

swietoria, daughter of the grand

Oscar II., king of Sweden, died in the royal | motto, “With the People for the Fatherland." palace in Stockholm at 9:10 o'clock Sunday morn- The new queen is Victoria, daughter of the grand ing. Dec. 8, 1907, after a brief illness from cal duke of Baden. She was born Aug. 7, 1862, and cification of the cerebral and cardiac blood ves was married to Prince Gustaf Sept. 20, 1881. sels. He was 78 years 9 months and 17 days old Prince Gustaf Adolph, the new crown prince of on the day of his demise. He was succeeded on Sweden, was born Nov. 11, 1882, and was married the throne by his eldest son, Oscar Gustaf Adolph, June 15, 1905, to Princess Margaret Victoria, who took the title of Gustaf V. and adopted the daughter of the duke of Connaught.

ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPOSITION.

There will be held from June 1 to Oct. 15. 1909, of Washington have been selected as the site for at Seattle, Wash., an international exposition to the eleven principal exhibition buildings and other be known as the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition. structures of the fair. The primary purpose is to The cost is estimated at approximately $10,000,000. exploit the resources of the Alaska and Yukon Some 250 acres of the campus of the University | territories in the United States and Canada.

STATISTICS OF RAILWAYS.

[Prepared for The Daily News Almanac and Year

Book by Slason Thompson of the Bureau of Rail. way News, Chicago.) RAILWAYS OF THE UNITED STATES. MILEAGE AND EQUIPMENT. 1906

1907

(official). (estimated). Mileage (single track).. 222,340

227,000 Mileage (second track)..

17,936

19,200 Mileage (third track)...

1,766

2,100 Mileage (fourth track)..

1,280

1,600 Mileage (yard, track and sidings)...........

73,761

77.000 Total all tracks....... 317.083

326,800 No. of locomotives..... 51,672

54,250 No. of passenger cars..

42,262

43,750 No. of freight cars..... 1,916,650 2,032,000 Employes ....

1,521,355

1,625,000 Compens'n of employes. $927.801,653 $1,084,500,000

CAPITALIZATION. Common stock.... .... $5,403,001,962 Insufficient Preferred stock......... 1,400, 758, 131 data for Funded debt...... .. 7,541,942,286 estimate. Equip. trust obligations. 224,719,099

Number of freight cars...........
Capacity of freight cars (average tons)....

.......648,361

.. 34 Number of work cars............................ 25,62 COST AND CAPITALIZATION.

1906.

1907. Cost of construction and equipment ..... .....$3,411, 410.834 $3,552,405,731 Per mile of line......

55,532

56,920 Per mile of track......

36,527

36,941 Gross capitalization (190 Capital stock.....................

1,738,012,827 Funded debt.....

2.314.688,216 Equipment trust obligations.......

58,500,495

Total ..................................

4,111,201,539 Stocks and bonds owned (val'n or cost) 705,586,919 Net capitalization......

....... 3,405,614,619 Per mile of line..

54,568 Per mile of track.....

35,415 Number of stockholders 1906, 64,106; 1907, 66,027.

INCOME ACCOUNT.
1906.

1907. Earnings from operation.. $735,332,624 $814,294,650 Operating expenses........ 493,372, 460 555,172,261 Taxes ...................... 22,926, 149 25,383,140

Net earnings........... 219,034,015 233,739, 249 Income from other sources 42.961,279 42,180,517

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Total .................. 14,570,421, 478 Owned by Ry, companies 2,898,480,829 Net capitalization....... 11,671,940,649

PUBLIC SERVICE. Passengers carried....... 799,507,838 862,000,000 Pass'gers carried 1 mile 25,175,480,383 27,353,000,000 Tons freight carried.... 1,631,374,219 1,794.000.000 Tons freight car. 1 mile. 215,877,551,241 239,000,000,000 Revenue per passenger mile (cents).....

2.00

1.99 Rev. per ton mile (cts.)

0.75

0.755 EARNINGS AND EXPENSES. Passenger revenue....... $510,032,583 $544,350,000 M ail .....................

47,371,453 . 49,000,000 Express ......

51,010, 930 56,000.000 Other pass'ger earnings. 11,314,237 11,500,000 Freight revenue.......... 1,640.386.655 1,804,450,000 Other freight earnings.. 5,645, 222 6,200,000 Other earnings from operation ...........

60,004,087 65,000,000

Gross income........... Deductions

Interest on funded debt Int. on current liabilities Int. on real-estate mtgs. Rents for lease of road. Permanent improvem'ts Other deductions........

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Gross earnings....... 2,325, 765,167 2,536,500,000 Operating expenses...... 1,536,877,271 1,729,000,000 Operating ratio..........

66.08

68.16 Net. earn. from operat'n 788,887,896 807,500,000 Inc. from other sources 256,639,591 Interest, rents, taxes*

Insufficient and other charges..... 660,341,159 data for Net income.......

385, 186,328 estimate. Dividends ...............

272,851.567 Surplus from operations. 112,334,761

*Taxes 1906, $74,785,615; 1907 (estimated), $82,000,000.

RAILWAYS IN THE CHICAGO ASSOCIATION.

MILEAGE (28 ROADS). These roads operate approximately 29 per cent of the single track railway mileage of the United States, classified as follows:

1906. 1907. Single track mileage.....

....*64,147 *65,277 Second track mileage...

.... 8,002 8,595 Third track mileage..

521 Fourth track mileage......

384 Yard, track and sidings............... 23,842 24,996

TRAFFIC STATISTICS.
PASSENGER SERVICE.

1906.

1907. Passengers carried........ 186,495,197 201,006, 155 Passengers carried 1 mile 7,611,316,000 8,370,377,000 Average journey (miles)..

40.82

41.64 Passenger revenue........ $151,420,296 $166,308,641 Receipts per passenger mile (cents).............

1.989

1.987 Average number passengers per train.....

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50.6 FREIGHT SERVICE. Tons of freight carried... 470,575,650 520,959,892 Tons carried 1 mile.......76,568, 718.000 84,839,189,000 Average haul per ton.....

162.7

162.8 Freight revenue...... .. $518,988,222 $573,164,928 Receipts per ton mile (mills) ....

6.78

6.76 Average tons per freight train ......

378.1

386.9 TRAIN MILEAGE. Miles.

Miles. Passenger trains........... 153, 229, 702 161,097,930 Mixed trains....

8,108,128 8,261,940 Freight trains........... 202,513,607 215,149, 435 Mileage all trains..... 363,851,437 384,509,305 EMPLOYES AND COMPENSATION.

Proportion to Number. Compensation. gross earnings. 1907......

504,268
$337,007,444

41.401c 1906.....

466,072
296,160,530

40.3% 1905.......

439.885

269,611,551 41.1%

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Total all tracks.......

†96,787 99,895 *Operated under trackage rights...... 2,716 2.867 † Operated under trackage rights...... 3,393 3,701

EQUIPMENT. Number of locomotives..............

16.862 Tractive power (average pounds).....

26,307 Weight, exclusive of tender (average tons ... 71 Weight on drivers (average tons)...

. 58 Number of passenger cars....

... 11,851

Cost o

Year. Country.
1905–United kingdom..
1903-Russia in Europe......
1904-German Empire.....
1904-France ........
1904-Austria .....
1904—Hungary
1903--Italy
1903-Spain .....
1903-Sweden
1905--Norway
1905-Denmark ....
1904-Belgium
1904-Holland
1904-Switzerland
1904-Portugal .....
1904—Bulgaria .......
1904-Servia ........
1904-Roumania ....
1904—Turkey in Europe...
1904—Greece ...

Total Europe..

RAILWAYS OF EUROPE.
cost, earnings and expenses of operation.
Miles
Cost or

Cost
of line. capitalization. per mile.
.... 22.847 $6947

$6,247,240,553 $273,438 30,050 2,833.853,000 94,304 34,048 3,486,711,237 102,435 24, 755 3,313,980,000 133,871 12,710 1,378,308,847 108,443 11,069 695,188,847 62,805 10,016 1,102,811,500 110,104 8,559 813, 105.000 95,000 7,551 230,242,016 30,491 1,52€

57,087,216 37,409 1,992 52,352,500 26,281 2,520 408,836,500 162,236 2,060 139,769,000 67,849 2.603 269,083,877 103,374 1,416

751 29,707,000 39,556 440 24,350,000 55,341 1,974 150,579,877 76,281

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RAILWAYS IN OTHER COUNTRIES.
Miles Cost or capi- Cost per

Miles Cost or capi- Cost per Year. Country. of line. talization. mile. Year. Country. of line. talization. mile. 1905-Canada .....

..21,353 $1,332,498,704 $62,403 1906-New South Wales.. 3,390 $212, 458.610 $62,672 1904–British India.. ...27.560 1,182,500,000 42,906 1906–South Australia.... 1,745 66,280, 700 37.982 1906-Japan ... ...... 4,488 217,295,827 48.417 1904-Queensland ........ 2,928 101,718, 690 34,739 1904- Argentina ..........12,065 588,595,000 48,600 1906–Central So. Africa. 2,158 112,053, 255 51,899 1905–Mexico .... ...... 6,503 376,181,625 57,847 1904-Cape Colony........ 2,533 128,830,273 50,861 1906-New Zealand........ 2,406 .. 111,469.900 45.826 1905-Natal ............... 783

63,103,239 80.592 1904- Victoria ............ 3,371 200, 721,920 59,543

OPERATING REPORTS OF THE LEADING SYSTEMS.
Atchison, Topeka Atlantic Baltimore Boston Canadian

& Santa Fe, Coast Lines. & Ohio. & Maine. Pacific. Mileage worked. ..... 6,928

4,361
4,017
2,288

9,153
Passengers carried......... 8.082,613 5,809,311 17,468,320 46.126,992 8,779,620
Freight carried (tons)..... 14,160,589 10,117,555 58,448,265 23, 262,949 15,733, 306
Passenger earnings........ $22, 419,918 $6,083,991 $14,147,116 $13,584,164 $19,528,878
Freight earnings........... 52,845,504 18,443,695 64,625,946 24.843, 606 45,885,968
Gross earnings............. 76,639,367 26,771,528 82,701,446 41,125, 256 72,217,527
Operating expenses........ 47,161,986 19,587,377 55,337.615 30,968,397 46,189,731
Net earnings............... 29,477.380 7,184,150 27,363,830

10,156,859 26,027,795 Other income...... 5,469,870 2,673,427 4.304,627

703,359 2,364,480 Fixed charges, deduct'ns* 23,569,752 6,739,622 17,222,828

8,755,271 9, 236, 242 Dividends .................. 11,363,722 2,992,086 11,530,189

1,973,332 8, 404,294 Taxes .....

... 2,127,508
854,649 1.759,795

1,674,835

724,487 Pay of employes........... 27,892,707 10,120,764 36.888.686 18,610,626 28.739,672

Chicago, Chicago, Chicago
Chicago & Chicago, Milwau- Burlington Rock Island & Eastern

Northwestern. kee & St. Paul. & Quincy. & Pacific. Illinois.
Mileage worked...........

...........

7.622
7,411
8,875
7.057

957 Passengers carried......... 25,574,510 12, 246, 478 16,468,395 14,953,636

2,561,398 Freight carried (tons)..... 37,579,539 28,596.041 25,077,910 16,159, 268 11,943,138 Passenger earnings........$16,111,788 $12, 102, 196 $18,478,176 $15, 105, 174 $1,667,306 Freight earnings........... 49,083,246 44,115,059 56,018,683 36,531,944 9,320, 191 Gross earnings........ ... 68,878,931 60,548,554 81,705,307 55,538,487 11,940,550 Operating expenses... 44,789,025 39.400,410 58,184,494 38,566,096 7,605,873 Net earnings......

24 089,905 21,148,144 23,520.812 16,972,391 4,334,677
Other income....
2,146, 150 1,068,736

443,262
1,885,292

289, 246
Fixed charges, deduct'ns* 10,495,491 8,727,067 10,822,143 10,254,891 2,953, 756
Dividends
7,910,177 8,417,349 7,758,737

4,125,326 1,251,622 Taxes .............**** 2,464, 733 2,286,096 2,814,057

1,588,369

335,000 Pay of employes...... 27,648,633 26,596,874 31,565,642 23,101,962 5,011,288

Cleveland,
Central Cincinnati,
Railroad of Chicago Denver &

Erie

Great
New Jersey. & St. Louis. Rio Grande. Railroad. Northern.
Mileage worked...

667
1.893
2,552

1,899

5,335 Passengers carried.... 22,505,769 6,385,909 2,068,273 23,568,127 5.275, 266 Freight carried (tons)..... 28.063,145 16,775,674 8,788,819 38,201, 663 18,221, 125 Passenger earnings...... $5,422,954 $6,935, 229 $4,879,154 $8,623,282 $9,844, 257 Freight earnings...... 19,209,706 16,333,081 15, 223,165

35,167,057 37,175, 720 Gross earnings.......

25,554,014 25,677,868 21,209,562 49, 405,480 50,208,035 Operating expenses.... 14,044,362 19,586,454 13,512,854 33,184,453 29,446,866 Net earnings..

11,509,652 6,091,414 7.696,708 16,221,026 20,761,168 Other income......

1,189,286

187,193
423,379

2,111,131 3,099, 640
Fixed charges, deduct'ns* 10,428, 121 4,096,547 5,588,290 14.070,528 11,235,444
Dividends ...
2,194,844 2,266,815 2,286,852

2,555,696 10,469,661 Taxes .....

1,362,061

831,631
700,706

1,282,558 1,882,699 Pay of employes....... 8,609,836 11.393,683 9,047,568 20,789,502 19,100,657

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& Nashville. Central. Mich. South'n. Kan. & Tex. Pacific. & Hud. Riv. Mileage worked...

4,342
1,745
1,520
3,072
3,492

3.558 Passengers carried......... 10,908.545

4,781,138 7,529,763

4,603,423 4,828,340 46,971,656 Freight carried (tons)..... 26,093,798 16,450,645 33.902,746

6,986,014 10,445,075 45.967.208 Passenger earnings........$10, 247,576 $6,193,572 $8.978,426 $6,278,608 $4,637,808 $28,617,394 Freight earnings........ 35, 235,787 19,515,513 29,801, 746 18,402,825 16,695,777 57,435,738 Gross earnings

48,263,945 27,490,426 43,658,736 26,183,958 23,116,366 95,523,196 Operating expenses...... 35,781,302 22,727,769 28,538,257 17,249,133 16,447,961 72,438,274 Net earnings........... 12,482,642 4,762,656 15,120, 479

8,934,824 6,668,405 23,084.922 Other income...

2,015, 405
452,209 4,456,005

177,140 5.906,445 9,372,508 Fixed charges, deduct'ns* 8,047,525 4,114,565 12,430,071

5,429,654 5,544,098 22,779,650 Dividends 3,600,000 1,124,280 5,994,665

520,000 3,890,875 9,461,899 Taxes .....................

1,138,832
987,240 1,348,639

426,316

807,951 4.061.933 Pay of employes........... 22,044,239 10,773,764 18,403,569

9,500,602 11,006, 243 45,610,441 New York,

Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pittsburg, New Haven Norfolk & Northern Railroad Company. Cin., Chicago

& Hartford. Western. Pacific. Company. (P.,Ft.W.&c.) & St. Louis. Mileage worked.... .... 2,060

1,877
5,810
3,976
1,413

1,471 Passengers carried....... • 75,333,816 4.250.905 6,953, 424 63,577,985 12,593,035 11,221.26? Freight carried (tons)..... 21,370,230 20,183,218 16,741, 470 125, 259,905 88,078,936 42,259, 461 Passenger earnings........ $22,263, 434 $4,163, 119 $16,330,874 $30, 600,829 $6,944,914 $6,934,852 Freight earnings...,,.... 27,687,484 26.000.945 47,668,243 118,316,971 39,155,541 26,549,727 Gross earnings......... 55, 601,936 31,427,333 68,447, 453 156,285, 176 48,678, 777 37,087.498 Operating expenses.... 37,850,081 19,787,728 37,601,938 109,096,752 33,845,996 26,800.584 Net earnings....... ... 17,751,854 11,639,604 30,845,515

47,188,423 14,832.780 10,286,914 Other income......

3,650,020

72,410
2,203,597 11,167,846 13,144,203

257,109 Fixed charges, deduct'ns* 11,714,604 6,251,312 9,575,183 36,111, 431 21,007,786 7,398,584 Dividends .... .. 7,469,428 4,143,104 10,850,000 21,609,775

3,600,000

2,240,148 Taxes ................... ... 2,956,593

996,000 2,398,719
1,947,491 1,487,704

1,201,754 Pay of employes........... 24,052,644 13,773,127 24,373, 793 78, 286,100 21,321,293 16,533,627 Philadelphia St. Louis & Southern

Wabash Southern

Union & Reading. San Francisco. Ry. Co. · Railroad. Pacific (1906). Pacific (1906). Mileage worked...

999
4,743
7,554
2,514
5,407

2,955 Passengers carried 29,970,328 7,042,325 12,842,914

5,250,493 28,805,805 2,653,645 Freight carried (tons)..... 48,828,344 14,518,106 24,167,048 13,540,584 12,472,959 8,397,744 Passenger earnings........ $6,399,172 $8,776,421 $14,683,005 $6.891,288 $23,588.840 $6,815,564 Freight earnings....... 35,090,359 25,311,953 37,368,094

18,465, 286 41,205,252 29,517,907 Gross earnings...

42,676,278 37,217,706 56,646,976 27,565,029 69.068,814 39.795.870 Operating expenses..... 25,889,331 23,422,356 43,057,529 20,423,619 41,967,648 22,175,091 Net earnings............ 17,639, 605 13,795,349 2,029,281

809,971 11,504,392

6,895,010 Other income......

852,657
197,917 13,589,447

7,141, 409 27,101,166 17,620,776 Fixed charges, deduct'ns* 11,595,179 9.872,603 13,864,741 7,489,716 29,732,621 5,265,968 Dividends ......

6,000,000
199,742 1,500,000

7,716, 110 19,533,324 Taxes ......................

360,000
516,195
536,334
883,550

64,635 1.026,520 Pay of employes.......

15,769,589 24,067,791 10,477.043 30,000,000 14, 203,866 *Rentals and permanent improvements included under this item. Annual reports of the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific for 1907 not issued at date of going to press.

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(From the American Review of Reviews. ] THIRTY FASTEST TRAINS FROM NEW YORK.

THIRTY FASTEST TRAINS FROM LONDON.
Leave New York
Min- Av.miles | Leave

Min- Av. miles or Jersey City Arrive at Miles. utes. per hour. London. Arrive at

Miles. utes. per hour 7:50 a.m. Albany .......11:15 a.m. 143205 41.85 11:50 a.m. Birmingham.. 1:50 p.m. 113 120 56.30 12:55 p.m. Albany

4:07 p.m. 143 192 44.70 2:30 p.m. Birmingham.. 4:30 p.m. 113 120 56 30 4:30 p.m. Albany .... 7:45 p.m. 143 195 44.00 4:45 p.m. Birmingham.. 6:45 p.m. 113 120 56.53 5:20 p.m. Albany

8:35 p.m. 143

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113

56 50 8:00 a.m. Boston

1:00 p.m.
232 300 46.40 11:00 a.m. Bristol ....... 1:00 p.m. 117

58.50 10:00 a.m. Boston

3:00 p.m.

300 46.40 1:00 p.m. Bristol ....... 3:00 p.m. 117 120 58.50 1:00 p.m. Boston

....... 6:00 p.m. 232 300 46.40 4:15 p.m. Bristol ... 6:25 p.m. 117 130 54.00 5:00 p.m. Boston .......10:00 p.m. 300 46.10 10:00 a.m. Edinburgh ... 6:15 p.m. 400

48.49 8:45 a.m. Buffalo .... 7:15 p.m. 440 630 41.90 11:50 a.m. Edinburgh ... 7:50 p.m.

480 50.00 12:30 p.m. Buffalo ....... 10:20 p.m. 440 570 46.32 8:15 p.m. Edinburgh ... 4:00 a.m. 395

54.43 2:00 p.m. Buffalo .......12:15 a.m. 440 615 42.93 11:30 p.m. Edinburgh ...

395 465 50.97 12:00 m. Springfield .... 3:11 p.m. 135 191 42. 11 10:30 a.m. Exeter ....... 1:30 p.m. 173

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57.67 10:14 a.m. Pittsburg .... 7:00 p.m. 443 526 50.53 11:50 a.m. Exeter .. 2:50 p.m. 173

57.67 4:14 p.m. Pittsburg ....12:40 a.m. 443

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52.53 3:30 p.m. Exeter. 6:30 p.m. 173

57.67 3:30 p.m. Rochester ....10:33 p.m. 423 52.77 10:30 a.m. Liverpool 2:20 p.m. 201

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52.43 5:30 p.m. Rochester .... 2:17 a.m. 372 527 42.68 2:40 p.m. Liverpool 6:30 p.m. 201

52.13 8:17 a.m. Washington .. 1:33 p.m. 316 43.29 15:55 p.m. Liverpool 9:30 p.m. 201

56.10 9:45 a.m. Washington .. 3:21 p.m. 228 336 40.71 | 10:30 a.m. Plymouth

2:37 p.m. 226 247 54.30 10:17 a.m. Washington .. 3:45 p. 228 328 41.71 11:50 p.m. Glasgow

7:50 a.m. 401

480

50.12 11:16 a.m. Washington .. 4:15 p.m.

299 45.75 3:25 p.m. Sheffield

6:23 p.m. 164

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55.28 12:17 p.m. Washington .. 5:40 p. I . 228 323 42.35 1:40 p.m. Sheffield

4:59 p.m. 164 199 49.43 1:14 p.m. Washington .. 6:16 p.m. 228 302 45.29 4:55 p.m. Sheffield

8:03 p.m. 164

52.34 3:44 p.m. Washington .. 8:30 p.m.

286 47.13 6:20 p.m. Sheffield

9:30 p.m. 164

53.79 5:26 p.m. Washington ..10:55 p.m.

41.38 1:30 p.m. Sheffield

4:39 p.m.

158

50.16 6:14 p.m. Washington ..11:30 p.m.

316 43.29 6:00 p.m. Sheffield

9:00 p.m.

158 180 52.67 8:12 a.m. Washington .. 1:12 p.m.

300 45 20 6:10 p.m. Sheffield ... .. 9:00 p.m. 162 170 57.18 12:12 p.m. Washington .. 5:20 p.m. 228 308 44 02 9:45 a.m. Leeds ... .. 1:20 p.m.

215 51.91 2:12 p.m. Washington .. 7:00 p.m. 228 289 47.08 9:30 a.m. Leeds .... .. 1:22 p.m. 196 232 50.69 4:12 p.m. Washington .. 9:00 p.m. 228 288 47.08 6:00 p.m. Leeds ......... 9:52 p.m. 196 232 50.69 7:12 p.m. Washington ..12:22 a.m. 228 310

43.74

8:30 p.m. Leeds .........12:22 a.m. 196 232 50.69 7,767 10,304

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THIRTY FASTEST TRAINS FROM PARIS. Leave

Min- Av. miles Paris. Arrive at

Miles. utes. per hour. 12:26 p.m. Bayonne ..... 9:55 p.m. 486 569 51.25 8:45 a.m. Belfort ..... 2:56 p.m. 275 371 44.47

7:45 p.m. Belfort ..... 1:34 a.m. 275 349 47.28 10:10 p.m. Belfort .... ... 3:35 a.m. 275

50.77 9:56 a.m. Bordeaux . 5:07 p.m . 363 431 50.53 7:50 p.m. Bordeaux ..... 3:43 a.m. 363 473 46.05 8:25 a.m. Boulogne .....11:35 a.m. 158 190 49.89 4:00 p.m. Boulogne ..... 6:49 p.m. 158

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56.09 8:15 a.m. Brussels .....12:15 p.m. 192 240 48.00 12:40 p. m. Brussels

4:40 p.m .

240 48.00 9:50 a.m. Calais ... 1:10 a.m. 185 200 55.50 9:55 a.m. Calais ..... 1:15 p.m.

200 55.30 12:00 m. Calais .... 3:30 p.m. 185 210 52.86 8:25 a.m. Dijon

12:37 p.m. 195 252 46.43 11:20 a.m. Dijon

3:24 p.m . 195 244 47.95 2:30 p.m. Dijon

6:27 p.m . 195 237 49.37 2:40 p.m. Dijon

7:08 p.m .

268 43.66 7:30 p.m. Dijon ....11:33 p.m.

243 48.15 8:30 p.m. Dijon ......12:46 p.m.

256 45.70 9:00 p.m. Dijon ......... 1:35 p.m. 195 275 42.54 10:20 p.m. Dijon ......... 2:25 p.m. 195 245

47.75 8:25 a.m. Havre ........11:10 p.m. 141 165 51.27 4:25 p.m. Havre ........ 7:45 p.m.

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200 42.30 1:50 p.m. Jeumont ...... 4:26 p.m. 147 156 56.54 10:00 p.m. Jeumont ......12:58 p.m. 147 178 49.56 9:15 a.m. Marseilles ....10:11 p.m.

776 41.45 8:00 a.m. Nancy ........ 1:05 p.m. 219 305

43.08 9:00 a.m. Nancy ... 1:16 p.m. 219 256 51.32 5:15 p.m. Nancy. ... . 9:53 p.m.

278 47.27 7:20 p.m. Nancy ........ 12:22 a.m. 219 302 43.51

THIRTY FASTEST TRAINS FROM BERLIN. Leave

Min- Av. miles Berlin. Arrive at

Miles. utes, per hour. 1:00 p.m. Brunswick ... 4:18 p.m. 154 198 46.67 3:55 p.m. Brunswick ... 7:34 p.m. 154 219 42.19 9:25 p.m. Brunswick ...12:43 a.m. 154 198 46.67 8:53 a.m. Cologne ...... 5:46 p.m. 366533 41.20 3:32 p.m. Cologne ......11:37 p.m. 366 485 45.28 9:15 a.m. Dresden ......11:57 a.m. 112 162 41.18 4:25 p.m. Dresden ...... 6:51 p.m. 112 146 46.03 8:00 a.m. Frankfort .... 3:45 p.m. 354 465 13.68 3:20 p.m. Frankfort ....11:38 p.m.

498 42.65 8:10 a.m. Halle

10:10 a.m.

120 50.00 8:20 a.m. Halle .........10:37 a.m. 100 137 44.99 10:30 a.m. Halle

12:30 p.m.

120

50.00 10:40 a.m. Halle ....12:40 p.m.

120 50.00 | 10:45 a.m. Halle

1:05 p.m. 100

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42.86 1:50 p.m. Halle

3:50 p.m . 100 120 50.00 2:00 p.m. Halle

4:00 p.m . 100 120 50.00 3:20 p.m. Halle

5:22 p.m.

122 49.18 8:25 p.m. Halle ...10:28 p.m. 100 123 43.78 8:35 p.m. Halle

10:37 p.m. 100 122 49.13 8:45 p.m. Halle

10:47 p.m. 100122 49.18 9:40 p.m. Halle .........11:40 p.m. 100 120 50.00 6:20 a.m. Hamburg ..... 9:50 a.m. 177 210 50.57 8:58 a.m. Hamburg .... 1:01 p.m. 177 243 43.70 1:20 p.m. Hamburg ..... 4:52 p.m. 177 .212 50.09 5:25 p.m. Hamburg ..... 8:52 p.m. 177 207 51.30 7:12 p.m. Hamburg .....11:02 p.m.

177

230 46.17 8:53 a.m. Hanover ......12:37 p.m. 163

43.66 11:38 a.m. Hanover ... 3:25 p.m. 163 227 43.08 11:52 a.m. Hanover ... ... 3:40 p.m. 163 228 42.90 10:25 a.m. Munich ....... 8:12 p.m. 456 587 46.61

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5,156 6,758 General average per hour, 45.77 miles.

RAILROAD ACCIDENTS.

For years ended June 30. Reported by interstate commerce commission.

1907.
1906.

1905.

Killed. Injured. Killed. Injured. Killed. Injured. Passengers-In train accidents.....

410
9,070

182
6,778

350 6,498 Other causes.....

237
4,527
236 4,407 187

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Total collisions and derailments......

15,458 1.291 16,236 13,455 977 Damage to cars, engines, roadway..........

$12,865, 702,

$10,659,189 I THE WORST ACCIDENTS.

CollisionsIn the year ended June 30, 1907, there were ten Operator failed to deliver meeting order.32 railroad accidents in which 291 persons were killed Engineman disregarded block signal...... 9 and 716 injured. The causes of these and the

Derailmentscasualties in each were as follows: Cause.

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Defective or unfastened track at draw-
Collisions-

Killed. jured.
bridge .........

.................57
Unexplained ......

.......19 Confusion of dispatcher's orders..........17

Misplaced switch....

.......22 Disregard of rules and signals....... ....13 63

Unexplained ........ Neglect in connection with whistle sig nals ........

...........43 155 | Explosion-Unexplained ........... .......16

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