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Miles per hour. The highest rate of speed allowed for express passenger trains. .

25 Schedule rate of same, including stops.

18 3-4 The highest rate of speed allowed for mail and accommodation trains..

15 Schedule of same, including stops....,

11 The highest rate of speed allowed for freight trains. Schedule rate of same, including stops...





Salt, cement, water lime and stucco..
Manufactures, including agricultural implements, furniture and wagons.
Live stock...
Lumber and forest products..
Stone, brick, lime, sand, etc., mdse. and other articles.

10,751 1,160

135 1,434

447 12,928 12,972 3,387


Total tons....


June 1875,

"In giving you the tonage of freights, I have been unable to get it up from June, 1874, to

as all our reports showing tonnage end January. I have therefore given you the tonnage, January 1, 1874, to June 1, 1875, substituting tonnage of the first six months of 1974 for the tonnage of the first six months of 1875, so that owing to the great depression of business from January to July this year, the tonnage which we report will be found to be considerably in excess of what the real figures will show.

J. A. BENTLEY, President,




Earnings per mile of road..

$1,268,630 00 Earnings per mile of road on freight.

758 09 Earnings per mile of road on passengers.

497,882 00 Earnings per train-mile run, on freight.

1.141 Earnings per train-mile run, on passengers.

1.37 Of the earnings of the entire line, what is the ratio of the passenger to the freight......

39 to 60 Average gross earnings per mile (79 miles) of road, exclusive of sidings ...

1,268.630 Average net earnings per mile mile of road, exclusive of sidings. No net earnings Average net earnings per train mile. .... See page 8, blank form, for an explanation. EXPENSES DURING THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1875.

Maintenance of way:
Repairs of track, including new and re-rolled iron rail in place
of old iron rail.

$30,924 29 Repairs of bridges..

490 46 Repairs of fences..

2,512 41 Maintenance of buildings .

2,552 03 Maintenance of rolling stock: Locomotives ...

6,646 82 Passenger, baggage, mail and express cars. Freight cars...

6,080 79 Shop tools and machinery..

808 56 Conducting transportation, and general expenses: Management and general office.

17,684 93 Foreign agency and advertising

3,515 44 Agents and station service ...

3,361 95 Conductors, baggage and brakemen.

4,026 68 Engineers, firemen and wipers

6,253 69 Train and station supplies..

3,852 50 Fuel consumed...

8,537 75 Oil and waste..

476 66 Personal expenses.

1,317 28 Damage to persons, incurred in February, 1873.

700 00 Damage to property....

569 25 Loss and damage to freight and baggage

479 55 Legal expenses.

180 65 For taxes.

4,278 12 For insurance..

552 50 Lease or privilege of other roads whose earnings are included in this report, giving name and amounts paid....

None. $105,783 , total current operating expenses, being nearly

over earnings. Average operating expenses per mile of road, exclusive of sidings...

1,339 02 Average operating expenses per train mile..

1.243 Cost of repairs of engines per mile run...

123 Cost of engineers and firemen per mile run...

063 Cost of oil and waste per mile run..

01 Cost of fuel per mile run .

09 EXPENSES, ETC. PAYMENTS IN ADDITION TO OPERTTING EXPENSES. New steel rail, excess of cost over iron rail, old track.. New rail on new track... New equipment....,

None. New bridges and culverts (not included in replacements) Real estate bought during the year.

$400 00 New tools and machinery, included in operating expenses.

Current expenses:

per cent


New buildings, included in operating expenses.
Total paid for new investment on the length of the company's lines one
year ago...

Nothing Amounts paid in cash, stock, bonds, or otherwise, for extensions, new

lines and branches, during the past year-specify particularly.. Nothing Dividends on preferred stock....

Dividends on common stock.
What amount of money have you expended for building roads out of

State, from proceeds arising from business done on your roads in this

Nothing Specify each patent in use on your road, and the amount paid as royalty for said patents, in separate items.

This requires a more critical examination of all machinery and tools than I can give it. We pay no royalties outside of purchase price. How was amount of dividends paid the past year-cash, stock, or otherwise? Specify amounts and manner of payment...

None paid

GENERAL BALANCE SHEET, 1st OF JULY, 1875. The financial year begins with us January 1st. Hereafter a balance may be taken oft July 1st.

What regulations govern your employees in regard to crossings of other railroads and are they found to be sufficient ?

Always stop before crossing 400 feet, and if two trains, one on each road, arrive at crossing at about the same time, the one which first coming to a full stop, first moves across the crossing at a rate of speed not exceeding six miles an hour. These regulations if properly observed are sufficient.

What regulations govern your employees in regard to crossings of public highways ? and are these regulations found to be sufficient ?

Blow whistle one short blast, eighty rods from crossing, and ring the bell until crossing is passed. This is sufficient.

What platform and coupler between passenger cars, do you use?
Ordinary platform, and link and pin coupler.
What kind of brakes do you use on passenger trains?
Ordinary hand brakes.


What is the compensation paid you by the U. S. Government for the transportation of its mails, and on what terms of service?

$60.00 per mile.


What express companies run on your road, and on what terms, and what conditions as to rates, use of track, machinery, repairs of cars, 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 companies?

American Express Co. An appartment in a car is furnished for a messenger of the express company, and his goods. He simply travels with goods, taking charge of the same. Railroad company has nothing whatever to do with the goods, except to carry them. Their business is of a usual kind.


What freight and transportation companies run on your road, and on what terms and on what conditions as to rates, use of track, machinery, repairs of cars, etc.? Do they use the cars of your company, or those furnished by themselves, and are

heir cars or their freight given any preference in speed or order of transportation, and

if so, in what particular?
No such companies on the road.



Do sleeping or dining cars run on your road, and if so, on what terms are they run by whom are they owned, and what charges are made in addition to the regular passenger rates?

None on the road.


Date of original charter of the road and that of any road consolidated with it, with the name of the companies. The Sheboygan and Mississippi R. R. Co., chartered March 8, 1852.

Date of foreclosure and sale, under which each road and each branch is now held, and terms and amount of each sale?

March 2, 1861, line from Sheboygan to Fond du Lac sold. Extension from Fond du Lac to Princeton built under authority of chapter 164, laws of 1871.

Rates and dates of all cash dividends on stock of original and consolidated companies, so far as known?

None were paid.

Rates and dates of stock and other dividends, not cash, of original and consolidated companies?

None were paid.

Date when main line (giving termini and length) was completed and put in operation?

Sheboygan to Plymouth 1858; Plymouth to Glenbeulah 1860; Glenbeulah to Fond du Lac 1868; Fond du Lac to Princeton 1872.

Date of the commencement of operating each branch line, giving termini and length? See last answer.

Roads operated under lease, (whether temporary or permanent) giving name, termini, length, address of lessors, and terms of lease? None. What running arrangements have you with other railroad companies, setting forth the contracts for the same?

No arrangement except ordinary business interchange with all connecting lines, viz: With Chicago & Northwestern Railway at Fond du Lac. Chicago,

Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway at Ripon; Wisconsin Central Railway at Plymouth; Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railway and Goodrich T'ransportation Company at Sheboygan; also with steamer for Ludington, connecting with F. & P. M. R R., at that place.

Connections for passengers are made with express trains at Fond du Lac, and with accomodations at Plymouth, Sheboygan, and Ripon.

What is the total number of acres of swamp or other State lands granted to your company by the State?

What is the total number of acres United States lands granted to your company
by Congress directly, or through the State?
What number acres received by your company, directly or indirectly?
None except small strips for depot and right of way.
What number acres sold and conveyed ?
Average price, per acre, realized?
To what corporations have you sold land ? How much, and at what price?
Sold one Sheboygan city lot to Sheboygan Manufacturing Company for $300
Number of acres now beld by company?

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