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TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

INTERSTATE COMMERCE

COMMISSION

DECEMBER 21, 1909

WASHINGTON

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1910

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THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION

MARTIN A. KNAPP, of New York.
JUDSON C. CLEMENTS, of Georgia.
CHARLES A. PROUTY, of Vermont.
FRANCIS M. COCKRELL, of Missouri.
FRANKLIN K. LANE, of California.
EDGAR E. CLARK, of Iowa.
JAMES S. HARLAN, of Illinois.

EDWARD A. MOSELEY, Secretary.

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CONTENTS.

APPENDICES.

REPORT

OF THE

INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION.

WASHINGTON, D. C.,

December 21, 1909. To the Senate and House of Representatives :

The Interstate Commerce Commission has the honor to submit its twenty-third annual report for the consideration of the Congress.

RAILWAY EARNINGS.

During the last two fiscal years the accounts of carriers subject to the act have been kept in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Commission, and the financial results of their operations are summarized in the following comparative statements, compiled from monthly reports for 1909, which restate 1908 returns and cover data for some carriers not represented in corresponding figures for 1908 shown in the Commission's twenty-second annual report:

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Reduced to a mileage basis—the average number of miles operated in 1908 being 228,164.80 and in 1909, 233,002.67, an increase of 4,837.87 miles—the average per mile of line shows the following comparison:

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The work of the Commission during the past year has been of the same general character and conducted along the same general lines as in the two years preceding. A considerable portion of time and

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