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OF THE

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

FOR THE FIRST DISTRICT

OF THE

STATE OF NEW YORK

For the Year Ending December 31, 1908

Vol. II.

Orders, Opinions and Reports

ALBANY
J. B. LYON COMPANY, STATE PRINTERS

1908

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No. 15.

IN SEN A TE

JANUARY 11, 1909.

REPORT OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

FOR THE FIRST DISTRICT.

NEW YORK, January 11, 1909.

Honorable HORACE WHITE, Lieutenant Governor:
Honorable James W. WadswORTH, JR., Speaker of the Assembly:

SIRS.— The Public Service Commission for the First District of the State of New York herewith transmits to the Legislature its annual report for the year ending December 31, 1908.

Respectfully yours,
WILLIAM R. WILLCOX,

Chairman.

WILLIAM MOCARROLL,
EDWARD M. BASSETT,
MILO R. MALTBIE,
JOHN E. EUSTIS,

Commissioners.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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Resume of Proceedings had before the Public Service Commission for the First

District in 1907, including Opinions of Counsel and Commission rendered in

said Proceedings..

Opinions and Reports of 1907 not heretofore published:

Annual Budget of the Commission..

Brooklyn Bridge — Extent of Jurisdiction of Commission over.

Brooklyn Bridge - Regulation of Vehicular Traffic during rush hours.

Additional Subways for Manhattan and the Bronx..

Fourth Avenue Subway, Brooklyn..

Section 9-0-5, Loop Lines — Pipe Galleries.

Rapid Transit Subway Construction Company Clearing up streets in

Brooklyn

Condemnation Proceedings under the Rapid Transit Act..

Metropolitan Street Railway Company — Proposed Line from Manhattan

Post Office to Williamsburg Bridge Plaza ....

New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company Increase of

Rates....

Opinions of Counsel, 1907:

Accidents — Reporting — Commissions for the first and second districts

Public Service Commissions Law, Sections 2, 5, 47...

Reports of Accidents filed with the Commission not open to inspection

Public Service Commissions Law, Section 47.

Acknowledgment by Corporations of the Receipt of Certified Copies of

Orders of the Commission - Public Service Commissions Law, Section 23.

Electricity Rates — Discrimination Discontinuance of Service - Trans-

portation Corporations Law, Sections 65, 66; Public Service Commissions

Law, Section 72.

Electricity – Fixing Rates Complaints Public Service Commissions

Law, Sections 66, 71...

Electricity - Fixing Rates Investigations Public Service Commissions

Law, Sections 45, 66, 71..

Electric Current - Sale of, in Cases in Which Manufacturer does not Use

Public Property

Express Companies Discrimination and Preference Fifty-dollar Clause

in Contract as affecting Adjustment of Liability · Public Service Com-

missions Law, Sections 31, 32, 35.

Free Transportation Prohibited, Except under Contracts for Rapid Transit

Railroads in New York City — Public Service Commissions Law, Sections

15, 33; Railroad Law, Sections 169, 170; New York State Constitution,

Article 13, Section 5.

Grade Crossings Action Required by the Commission Matter of the

Grade Crossing of the Long Island Railroad Company and the Sea Beach

Railroad Company at Sixty-fifth Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues,

Brooklyn Railroad Law, Sections 60, 61...

Jurisdiction of the Commission over the Municipal Ferry operated between

Manhattan and Richmond - Words Include," Common Carrier,"

defined — Public Service Commissions Law, Sections 1, 2, 25-27, 29-40,

45-55.....

Jurisdiction Commission for the First District Ferries included in

Railroad — Public Service Commissions Law, Section 2.

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