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The amount of tonnage that can be carried over your road in Iowa exclusive

of cars, by an engine of given weight :
Chicago & Council Bluffs Division, weight of engine 42 tons, 216 tons.
Racine & Southwestern Division, weight of engine 32 tons, 180 tons.
Dubuque Division, weight of engine 30 tons, 336 tons.
Dubuque Division (narrow-gauge branches), weight of engine 16 tons, 70 tons.
Iowa & Dakota Division, weight of engine 31 tons, 192 tons.
Sioux City & Dakota Division, weight of engine 29 ton8, 240 tons.
Ottumwa Division, weight of engine 31 tons, 180 tons.
Iowa & Minnesota Division, weight of engine 42 tons, 180 tons.

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Average number of cars in passenger trains....
Average weight of passenger trains, exclusive of passengers, tons
Average number of cars in freight trains.....
Average weight of freight trains, exclusive of freight, tons

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1.17

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Average rate per ton per rolle received for through freight, cents.
Average rate per ton per mile received for local freight, cents.........
Average rate per ton per mile received for all freight, cents......
Average cost per ton per mile to move freight
Percentage of freight originating at, and carried to stations in Iowa, as com.

pared with total freight carried in Iowa. (This should not include

fuel or any material for the use of the road)............ We have no records which would enable us to answer the last two questions.

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CAR MILEAGE

Number of miles run by loaded freight cars east and south.
Number of miles run by loaded freight cars west and north.
Number of miles run by empty freight cars east and south.
Number of miles run by empty freight cars west and north.

79,559,038
88,848,830
35,285,922
25,537,819

Total freight car mileage...

229,231,609

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Percentage of empty freight cars hauled east and south to all freight cars

hauled east and south Percentage of empty freight cars hauled west and north to all freight cars

hauled west and north.

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TONNAGE CROSSING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE AT SABULA, IOWA, FOR THE

YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1887.

East bound number of tons
West bound number of tons,

886,008
736,627

Total tons...

1,322,035

TONNAGE CROSSING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE AT MC GREGOR, IOWA, FOR

THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1887.

East bound number of tons

305,866 273,889

West bound number of tons..

Total tons

679,755

TONNAGE OF ARTICLES FORWARDED WITHIN THE STATE OF IOWA.

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What express companies run on your road, and on what terms, and what conditions as to

rates, etc.; what kind of business is done by them, and do you take their freights at the depot, or at the office of such express company? The American Express Company and United States Express Company, doing a general express business. Freights taken from express companies at depots.

SLEEPING-CARS.

Do sloeping, parlor or dining-cars run on your road, and if so, on what terms do they run,

by whom are they owned, and what charges are made in addition to regular passenger rates? Sleeping cars are run by the Pullman Palace Car Company, which makes its own regular charges for accommodations therein. Dining cars are rup by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company; rates 75 cents per meal. Parlor cars are run by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rallway Company; rates are from 25 cents to 50 cents, according to distance traveled.

UNITED STATES MAIL IN IOWA.

What is the compensation paid you by the United States Government for the transportation

of its mails on your road in Iowa, and on what terms of service? The rate of pay for transporting the United States mails is not permanently fixed. The mails are weighed for periods ixed by the Post-Office Department and upon the results of the weighing the rate of compensation is based.

What amount have you paid for receiving and delivering mail to and from stations on your

road in Iowa? $2,481.50.

TELEGRAPH,

How many miles of telegraph are owned by your company in Iowa? 481.30.

What other company, if any, owns a line of telegraph on your right of way in Iowa, and

how many miles do each own? Western Union Telegraph Company, 1,017.74.

LAND8-CONGRESSIONAL GRANT,

372,397.37

3,000.00

4.90

State number of acres of land your company has already received from the

Congressional grants...
State the number of acres yet to inure to your company from Congressional

grants (about)
State the average price at which these lands have been sold or contracted

by the company (about)..
State the number of acres sold.
State the amount received from sales
State the amount unpaid on outstanding contracts
State the gross amount received from sales, contracts, forfeited contracts,

etc., up to June 30, 1887..
State the amount expended in sale and management of lands
State the amount of taxes paid on lands
state the amount realized from the sale of lands above the expenses incur-

red in the management and taxes...
Including amounts due on contracts and after deducting $202,274.72 for

breaking credits allowed.

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REPORT OF ACCIDENTS FOR IOWA DURING THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 80, 1887.

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1888.
July 2 Chris Dickman, section foreman..... Big Rock
July
2 T. W. Brown, passenger.............

Ohickasaw
July 8T. Perryman, truckman..

Cedar Rapids.
July 8 M. Heltgen, warehouseman

Olinton.
July 9 Jay Gile, brakeman

Defiance
July 17|J. B. Swarthout, brakeman

Jackson Junction
July 20 Thos. McDonald.

Ottumwa
July 22 Henry Boden, brakeman.......... Harper's Ferry
July 23 James Riggs

Lansing
August 13 Brooks Durham.

Cedar Rapids.
August 14 Herman Coordes, laborer

Sioux City
August 160. G. Vollmer, carpenter.

Sioux City
August 28 M. Baker, laborer

Persia
Sept. 8|James O'Brien, engineer

Council Bluffs
Bept.
9 J. M. Beeler, conductor................

Ashton
Sept. 17 Mash Gue Po Weh, Indian..

Tama
Bept. 21 S. G. Clevinger, conductor

Rock Valley
Sept. 21 Frunk McOoy, boilermaker helper... Dubuque
Sept. 24 N. Harvey, conductor ...copoe

Algona.
Sept. 26 Wm. Beck, passenger

Ruthven
Sept.
27 John Robinson, laborer

Dubuque
Sept. 28 H. Peterson, pitman

Mason City
Sept. 29 Wm. Tuthill, brakeman

Mason City
October 8 H. M. Kroblen, brakeman............

Van Horn
October 8 Fred Cheney, boy years

Tama
October 18 Miles Orwig, brakeman

Elk River.
October 16 Wm. J. Wilson, passenger

New Hampton
October 18 Hugh Kiley, brakeman.............

Elk River
October 21 Mrs. L. Gates

Massillion.
October 22 Jesse Fitch, brakeman............... McGregor
October 23 Daniel Burns, wiper

Oxford Junction
November 3 George Grace, brakeman

Underwood
November 6 Miles Scott, brakeman

Fort Atkinson
November 10 J. F. Wright, brakeman

De Witt.
November 10 Lafayette Ashton, section foreman Sheldon
November 13 John J. Smith

Louisa

Thrown off hand car; two ribs broken and back injured.
Jumping off train ; teeth loosened and otherwise bruised.
Fell while trucking freight; three ribs broken.
Caught between depot and car ; tbree ribs broken; bruised.
Knocked off car by stock chute; nead bruised and cut.
Setting brakes chain broke; fell off ; ruptured.
Supposed run over by train; killed.
Walked off train : killed.
Attemptivg to board moving train; hands crushed.
Supposed to have been run over; killed.
Sitting under car and run over ; leg cut off.
Hewing timber with adzo; knee cut.
Unloading ties; three fingers jammed.
Fell off engine ; wrist fractured.
8tone thrown by unknown person; cords and muscles of leg torn.
Lying on track drunk ; killed.
Coupling cars; floger cut off.
Finger cut in roll machine ; index finger crushed.
Stepped on piece of coal; leg fractured.
Collision ; head and side injured.
Axel rolled on foot; toe crushed.
Fell off side of car; knee bruised.
Coupling cars ; bruised through chest.
Stumbled while coupling; killed.
Attempting to board freight train ; killed.
Coupling cars; fingers of left hand crushed.
Fell against trunk in box car; ribs injured.
Setting brake; brake flow off ; hip sprained.
Horse frightened at train and ran away; ankle fractured.
Coupling cars ; two bones of hand broken.
Fell into pit in round house; leg broken.
Struck by overhead bridge ; wound in back of head.
Coupling cars; collar bone broken.
Slipped off top of train; back and legs bruised.
Boarding pilot of engine ; two toes cut off.
Found dead on track ; run over; killed.

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