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Average price asked for lands now held by company?
Nothing
Value of donations of right-of-way or other real estate?
Three thousand dollars.

Amount of city, county, and town aid granted to company in exchange for stock, or otherwise? Specify particulars.

To the original company, Sheboygan & Mississippi R. R. Co., city of Shebnygan, $200,000 in bonds. County of Sheboygan $100,000 in bonds to the Sheboygan & Fond du Lac.

Total cash amount realized from such aid? See below. Amount of land sold, but not conveyed, under contracts now in force? None. The whole amount of cash, principal and interest, received for lands hitherto sold and conveyed?..

$300 00 Whole amount of cash received, principal and interest, on outstanding contracts in force?....

Whole amount of cash received, principal and interest, on contracts None. forfeited?.

Whole amount of cash received for stumpage, trespass, etc....

What have been your total receipts from lands sold, and contracted to be sold, the past year?...

Nothing What is the aggregate sum of receipts on account of lands, from all sources whatever, up to the present time?....

$300 00 What is the amount now due the company on lands sold or contracted to be sold?.....

Nothing Company has received fromCity of Sheboygan.

$15,000 County of Fond du Lac..

90,000 Town of Fond du Lac..

9,400 City of Fond du Lac.

39,800 Town of Rosendale.

11,900 Town of Ripon..

10,000 City of Ripon.

30,000 Town of Brooklyn..

20,000 Town of St. Marie.

5,000 Town of Princeton..

20,000 The town of Brooklyn bonds are in litigation and have never been delivered. $2,000 St. Marie and $8,000 Princeton bonds have not been delivered, not having been received according to the condition of the aid.

The amount of cash realized upon all this aid was about $450,000, including aid to the old company.

ACCIDENTS.

No accidents.

Amount paid as damages on account of stock killed by trains...... $269 25 STATE OF WISCONSIN, County of Fond du Lac, 88.

J. A. Bentley, President of the Sheboygan and Fond du Lac Railroad Company, being duly sworn deposes and says that he has caused the foregoing statements to be prepared by the proper Officers and Agents of this company, and having carefully examined the same declare them to be a true statement of the condition and affairs of said company, on the first day of August, A. D. 1875. to the best of his knowledge and belief, except as explained by accompanying letter dated Dec. 11, 1875.*

J. A. BENTLEY. Subscribed and sworn to before me, a Notary Public, this 14th day of December A. D. 1875.

DANA C. LAMB,

Notary Public.

*See note under head "total freight in tons," in this report.

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TABULATED

STATEMENTS.

COMPILED FROM RAILROAD RETURNS OF 1874 AND 1874–5.*

TABLE I.–Showing population, area and miles of railroads of the several States.
TABLE II.—Mileage and cost of construction, &c., of railroads of the l'nited States.
TABLE III.—Showing per cent. of receipts to total capital and debt, &c.
TABLE IV.- Railroad lines and parts of lines in Wisconsin, &c.
TABLES V-XII.— Abstract from reports of railroads operated in Wisconsin in 1874.
TABLE XIII.–Mileage of roads owned and operated, capital stock, &c.
TABLE XIV.– Debt, totals of stock and debt.
TABLE XV.-Characteristics—roadway.
TABLE XVI.-Roadway; also buildings on Wisconsin lines.
Table XVII.-Equipment.
TABLE XVIII.-Cost of road and equipment.
TAB’E XIX.-Business of the year ending June 30, 1875.
TABLE XX.—Passengers carried during 1874–5.
TABLE XXI.–Freight carried during year 1874–5.
TABLE XXII.-Tonnage of leading freights.
TABLE XXIII.–Force employed in 1874–5.
TABLE XXIV.—Monthly earnings during last half of 1874.
TABLE XXV.—Monthly earnings during first half of 1875.
TABLE XXVI.- Passenger earnings for 1874–5.
TABLE XXVII.-Freight earnings for 1874–5.
TABLE XXVIII.—Earnings from sources other than the passenger and freight busi-

ness; also gross earnings, &c.
TABLE XXIX.-Operating expenses, year 1874–5.
TABLE XXX.-Operating expenses; also amount of taxes, insurance, rents, &c.
TABLE XXXI.—Expenses per mile of road; per train-mile, &c.
TABLE XXXII.—Operating expenses and interest compared with earnings.
TABLE XXXIII.-Use made of excess of earnings.
TABLE XXXIV.–Land grants and local aid.
TABLE XXXV.-Accidents.
TABLE XXXVI.-Comparative statistics showing financial condition and results of

business operations during the year ending June 30, 1875. TABLE XXXVII.—Comparative statement of business during 1875–3, 1874–5. TABLE XXXVIII.—Comparative statement of earnings during 1873–4, and 1874–5. TABLE XXXIX.-Comparative statement of operating expenses, net earnings, taxes,

insurance, and interesi during 1873–4, and 1874–5. * The statistics for 1874-5 are deduced from special returns made to the Commissioners for the year ending June 30, 1875.

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TABLE I.-Showing the population, area and miles of railroads of the several States; also, the capital stock, debt, and

total capital account of the several companies operatiny roads therein.*

STATES.

Population.

669
354
432

882
1,416

641

36.6 10.1 12.1 4.3 7.5 5.3

$16,100,024 10,730,152

9,333,900 61,362, 307

3,832,017 35,767,515

$24,979,694

5,034,884
18,421,384
41,383, 435

2,418,864
18,928,550

$41,079,718
15,765,036

27, 755, 284
102,745,742

6,250,881
54,696,065

3,696,000 68,348

5,509

671

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137,125,915

248,292,726

5,250
1,438
5,687

280
1,060

576

876 707 664 480 906 803

8.9 5.8 8.0 8.0 10.5 39.9

278,998,316

81,993, 415
251,342,899

2,789,652
42,669,568

140,750

111,166,811
204,959,079

94,964, 490
309, 292, 315

2,557,871
48,658,736

483,957,395
176,957,905
660,635,214

5,347,523
91,328, 304

140,750

137,628 14,291

769

9.6 657,934,601

601 660,463,491 1,318,399,092

1 Maine 2 New Hampshire 3 Vermont. 4 Massachusetts 5 Rhode Island. 6 Connecticut

640,000
325,000

336,000
1,575,000
245,000
575,000

35,000

9,280 10,212 7,800

957
918

778
1,786

173
897

1,306
4,750

New England States.

7 New York
8

New Jersey
9 Pennsylvania
10 Delaware
11 Maryland and Dist. Columbia
12 West Virginia.

4,600,000
1,016,000
3,775,000

135,000
1,000,000
495,000

47,000

8,320
46,000

2,120
11,188
23,000

Middle States

11,001,000

13 Ohio
14

Michigan
15 Indiana.
16 Illinois
17

Wisconsin. 18 Minnesota

2,810,000
1,370,000
1,800,000
2,875,000
1,190,000
610,000

39,964
56, 457
33,889
55,410
53,924
83,531

4,398
3,361
3,890
6,759
2,428

644
408
462
429
490
307

9.0
16.9
8.7
8.2
22.2
42.0

209,398,767
46,065,988
97,399,529
210,546,899
40,285,544
25, 255, 6:26

217,587,924

86,940, 132
115,906,862
189, 421,375
57,131,519
76,916,123

426,986,691
133,006,120
213,306,391
399,968, 274

97,417,063
102, 171, 749

1,990

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1,315
1,320
2,260

584
1,722
1,018

539
1,650
1,326
1,630

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20
21
22
23
24
25
26

Iowa
Kansas
Nebraskat
Missouri
Wyoming Territory
Utah Territory
Dakota Territory
Colorado Territory.

1,425,000

610,000

225,000
1,950,000

55,000
115,000

36,000
100,000

66,046
81,318
75,995
65,351
97.883
84,476
150,932
104,500

3,765
2 , 160
1,107
2,880

159
459
275
682

Western States.

15,160,000

1,038,588 34,882

27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38

Virginia
North Carolina.
South Carolina.
Georgia.
Florida
Alabama
Mississippi
Louisiana
Texas
Kentucky.
Tennessee
Arkansas

1,240,000
1,120,000

720,000
1,255,000

225,000
1,040,000

870,000
765,000

960,000
1,400,000
1,320,000
550,000

38,348
50, 704
34,000
58,000
59,268
50, 722
47, 156
41,346
274,356
37,681
45,600
52,198

Southern States.

11,465,000

789,375 15,602

1,328

39
40
41
42

California
Oregon
Nevada
Washington Territory

675,000
120,000
75,000
37,000

188,981

95,274
104, 125
69,994

251
650
110

Pacific States.

907,000

458,374

2,339

Grand aggregates

42,219,000

2,492,316 72,623

*Taken from Poor's Manual for 1875–76. STATES AND TERRITOBIES.

tIncluding Union Pacific.

#Including Central Pacific.

TABLE II.-Mileage, cost of construction and equipment, business done, earnings, and profits, in 1874, of the

railroads of the United States.*

Receipts from

Total earn

ings.

NEW ENGLAND STATES.

MIDDLE STATES.

WESTERN STATES AND TERRITORIES.

per mile.

Cost of road and Cost of road Receipts from equipment.

passengers.

freight.

Maine
New Hamp-hire.
Vermont.
Massachusetts
Connecticut
Rhode Island..

$39,078,909
13,600,948
26,632,167
93,554,317
51,798,063
6.092,634

$39,431
23,414
35,638
45.077
49,899
47,083

$1,706,971 37.1

1,197, 295 33.3
1,436,280

32.2
12,057,803 45.3
5,071, 289 52.3

648, 146 | 58.0

$2,575,791 56.0
2,207,539 61.5
2,856, 248 64.0
12,888, 185 48.4
4,106,480 | 42.4

441,534 | 39.6

$4,600,836

3,587, 749
4,463,678
26,600,559
9,695,509
1,116,443

New York
New Jersey.
Pennsylvania
Delaware
Maryland and District of Columbia
West Virginia...

414.445,467
144,849,865
362,027,015

5,210,381
82,892.854
20,352, 472

77.728
101,460
76.863
25,050
69,658
35,322

16,219.082 24.6

8.984.823 34.1
13,470.224 | 17.6

211.267 34.8
2,814,475 | 16,8

43,617,35866.3
16,362,462 62.2
60,517,858 78.5

360,973 59.4
13,749,085 82.3

65,805,986
26,320,307
77,015, 678

607,434
16,705,831

Ohio
Michigan..
Indiana.
Illinois..
Wisconsin

382,007,189
122,830, 213
209,543,023
384.567,829
93,865,747

61,414
41.653
49,553
47,630
35,717

13,088.889 24.5
5.111,401 34.7
7,105,050 28.8
12,820, 773 22.8
2,822, 465 23.4

37,547,871

9,016,758
16,

6,016,866
38,330,564
7,594 , 152

69.7
61.2
65.0
68.4
67.9

53,827,808
14,725, 169
24,632,946
56,024,277
11,181,149

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