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                              STATE ,OF MISSOURI




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                     SECOND ANNUAL REPORT

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                                 COMMISSIONERS
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                           JOHN M. ATKINSON, Chairman,                                                :        ;~,
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        • Reslgned, November 18, 1!l14.
        **Appo[nted, November l!l, 1914, vice 'Voerner, resigned.
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                                                CONTENTS.

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Letter    or TransmlLLal
                     of Report to Governor, : • ' ....•.. '        '. ... , ...'. • • .                                                           IS
Introductory .•....................•....•...·.... ·.:       : •......                                               !...........                  1

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SessHms of Commission                  ;             >., '.. "                , :..:. '. ; :: . .'. . . . (I ,
FOrmal Compla,ints and Appl1cations. :            '. ,           :              :.. ; .. ::'~.<,:                           10 ;:,'.
Informal Comp.alnts             '                                             '                            , .'. . .. 10
Conference Rulings,       '.. ,      ,        :               ,         :     .'       :': .. .'::." '.: ~'"                11
Legal Department             " ...................•. '.........•. ' j ' ; ' ;• • • ' , : :·.P 'II
      The MtBBOUrl Railroad Rates CaBeB, .•.•...•.•• ,,: . ; •..• '..;, " .,.'.- .• :~, .... _ 11
      Missouri Southern Case             ,                            ,             ,.: :            :: .. :..':'.. ' 12
      interstate Passenger Case          ,,                        :                      '. : .'.. ; ,'               : 13
      Johneon Caso .. ,            ,.:      , ..,.-.,.,                                :';..•. :              :.... 13
      Board of Trade Case          ,     ,           ,                      :              :. ':.:: " '... . . . 14
      Team Track Storage Cases              '     ,.,               '. : '          :           , .' . .', .,         ': \01
      Macon Bridge Case           ;:     , .. ,            ,          ,.,           ,                    :          "       15
      Macon Interchange Track Caso                                 ,,                   ',' .. ; : ,.'. . . . .. 15
    · Webb City-Water COmpany Case                                                :~            :.\.'              ', .' 16
   . Kirksville Light Rata Case. , , ....•• ,                                  :: .. ',., .. '.. ,                ,:, 16
    · Springfield Light Rate Case,         :             ,.,               " .'.,             '.. -:.".......               10
    · Missouri Valley Realty Company Case .. '                            :.. : .'..:- ..:: ,,:;",'                      :' 17
      Express Rate Cases .•.••.. , •...... ,                          : .. ,            '._',' '-',:', , • ,             , 17
      Free De)iveryZone CaseB                      , . , , , .. ,              , . , .•.. , , :                   ',' . ~ 17
      Pending Caeea. in Federal Court                    ~ .. ~ :             "': ~ ~ . ,_'."_"            '~        ~ .    18



 R·"&iff.;f~~i:~:.:::.: .•.•.::.• :••••'• ::::.' :-.: . E): :r:'•'::' ,ll,
        Informal ComplaInts         , .. ,                            ', .. : .. : . '.' ......•.. "                    22
       "Apple Rates        ,     ,              .', , .'           :. ~ . '. .-.'        .':-. ' . : . ; ..• : '. 23
        Grain Raws .••...... ,.,.,            ,       ,.,        :.,.: .. ,                                       : . . 23
        Express Rutoe ••• ,I .... , , , . , •. , . , . , ...•.. ' .. ,              :        ~ .••.... : ,. 24
        Two Llna Ratee •..•... , . , . , ,        ,.:. ,         : . :', :          ',' ..' ..'. ~ . :            ,.. 26
      · Mixed Csr Load Shipments              , .. ,                 ,,           : : . : : :'. :                 ,... 27
        Ornclsl State Map ..............•. ~                     ,       ~                     :        : ..,.... .. 27
      · Table shOWing corporatione fiUng tariffs wIth Rate Department:.: '.' : :-,.' .. 28
             Rallroads ..•.......... .- •..•.•.. :                              ·          ;...• : ~: :'~"':" 28
             Interurban and Electric Lines               '.' '-:         :.,' . : '.'          : .', '. ; " :"':" ' , 'ZIl
" .           Express                               ~             ,       ~   ;.   f""             , •• ; . •   ~: :=\','"..:.;.   '. . :."   I   29
             .Sleeping Car Lines....•. , . ,      '          -.      : .'       ,,          .;" .. ' .--:-: .. ,'. 29.'
 Engin~e~lng Department., .. ,             :    ,                : . :': .. : ...•. " .:; .. ~:"::;; :             ' 20
    , APPraisal of Properties of PUbllo Utilities .. ,           '...... ,              '. :,::, ..'.. '.' • 30
      Investigation of Accidents on Steam and Eleotrio Rattwaya                                      , •. " . 30
      Pro'taotion, AlteratIon and Ellminatlon of Grad'e 'CrOSlilngs                                            ;. 30
      [nveetlgatlon at S1!-fety and Adequacy .of Service RendeTlld by Btllam Ran•
            . ways...•..... ,.;                     ;                                                             : 32
      Investigation 01 the Adequacy of Service Rendered by any Public Utlllty 32
      Investigation to Determine Necessity E\nd Safety of Switcb a~d Sidetrack, ".
      .       Connections..••. , ...•.... , , . : ••••.• '.' ••••.. ,                                           , .. 33
      Investlgation of SIgnal Systems and Interlocking Plants                                     , , . , .. , 33
      'l;'raak scale Tests      ,      ,      ,                ;                                  ,             , . 33
       General.. , . , . • . • . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . ; .. '.'            : ,. , ,               , ,          '            , ..          34
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                               Department or Statistics and Accounts.................................. 34
                                  Companies having made Appltcatlon to Increase their Ratell                 : . . • 34
                                  Companiee complained agaInst on account of Excessive Rates or Ineumclent~
                                       Service ..•....•.......•....••.••••..•.....•.. " •.. ;. . . . . . ... . . • . 34
                                   Uniform System of Accounts.•...• ; ••..••.•........•.. " . . . . . . . . . . . 35
                                  M:ethod or Perfecting the System8 or Accounts which have been Pre-
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                                . Financial Facts to be Acourately Stated                      :                     .                         36
                                 ." How Records shall be kept and the Information ObtaInable             :           .                         37
                                    'DeprecIation •. '• .•............................ : . ','                       :                         37
                                   'Effect of a. Uniform System of Accounts ....•.• '          .' '.'                .                         38
                                 , Annual. Report. , , • , .•........... ,                              '            .                         39
                               Gas, Electric, Heat and Water Department ........•... : , •... ~                      .                         39
                                     ~Ist of Utlllties. , , ••.•....................... :           :         ,,    ,.                         40
                                     Miscellaneous Correspondence and InquirIes                                     ,.                         41
                                     Adjustment of Correspondence Complaints .•••........ : . , ..........•.                                   42
                                     Rate Schedules..........................•. '                   : .. ,           .                         43
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                                     Standards and Regulations for Service
                                  , Standards and Inspection or Equipment
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                                     MIscellaneouB •....••..............•••.••.........•..•.. :"                  :  .                         48
                                    .:       Ta.ble ehowlng Utilities furnishing Oas. Electr}o, Hea.t and Water Bcr-vice
     ".                         \.         In this State •.............................. "" . , . . .. . . . . . . . ..                        50
                               'I'elephol,le and Telegraph Department.. . . . . . . • • • • • . . . . . . . . . •.... . . • . . . . . ..       62
                                     Informal. Complaints                                       '...• , •..... ~ . . . . . . . . ..             63

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                               Railroad Acoldents Investigated ......•....... , •• , . . . . . . . • • • . . • . . . . . . . ..
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                                     Formal Cases .. ;                                                   ·..................                    80
                                           CaseN"o. 421.             '                             ~ ....................                       80
                                           Case No. 462..•.•.•••.•.••.••••....•.• : •. : • . . . . . . I . • • • • • • • • • •                  80
                                          .CaseNo.420..•".•............••.. :                    :.: .. :                                       80
                                          . Case No. 422...•.• '            ,              '.' •.... , .•........'. . . . . ..                  80
                                      Summary of Casualltles in Formal Cases .•.•• ,                                           , . . . ..       81
                                      Analyels of Acoldents                   ; .• , ..• , • , • ,', .. , . : .:     , . . . . . . • • ..       81
                   I       _    Ora'de CrossIngs ••. , , •.•.•..................••••..'......••.....', ... , . . ..                             81
     ,    ..                    St~ck and B.ond Applloa.ione ...........••.•...•.., .... ~ '.' ..... , . . . . . . . ..                         82
;:~       .... ~                      Table showIng, Issues of Stooks. Bonds, eto., a.uthorlzed.. . . . . . . . . . . . . ..                    86
         .~.                    Orncial·Commisslon Reporters                                                                  ". . . . . .      88
                                Inspection of Railroads .. , ••...•..•............ , ........•........ '.' . , . .                              89
                                Inv6stillatlon and SUBlJenS10n Cases ............• : •....•.•.......... , . . . .                               93
                                Testing ~1' .Track. S~ales., •• , •. , ...........•........,                         :       " . , .. , .       94
                                Safety Flrst        ;           , ......•............•.................... ,..                                  96
                                Reports of the Public Service Commission ... " ...•.................... '. . .                                  98
.                      .        General Orders .• :, .....•..................•...... ·                                            ,        "   101

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    .--                       'Demeanor or Publio Utility EmploYees
                               Co-operation                                      "
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                               Fees Col1ected .••••, •.•••••.. '.' , ...........•...', . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..              107
                               Recommendations:                        , ..•.•..........•...'              ,                                   107
                           '. ConclusIon....•...·.. :: .•..... ,           ;................................                                   108
                               Appendix A: Formal Co';"Plalnte alitalnst Common Carriers                                                       109
                             • Appendix B: ' For~al Complaints against all other Publio Utilltlee. .. . . . . . ..                             117
                               AppendIx C: Applications for Certifloates of Publlo Necessity and Conven-
                                                 Ience         " , .• , ..•.................. ,                      , .. ,                    123
                              'Appendlx D: MIscellaneous Formal Complaints and Applications. :                                                 127
                               Appendix E: • Informal Complaints.............•............... , . . . . . ..                                   141
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                 LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL" "

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To His Excellency, ELLIOTT W. MAJOR. Governor of Missouri.                                                                                                                           ~'
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     Dear Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith the
Second Annual Report of the Public Service Commission, for
the year ending December 31, 1914. ,                 ..                                                            I        "                 •



                      . Very respec~fully yours, ", .~. ,.~·i>::.:. "
                            JOHN M. ATKINSON~.~" : .
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                                                          SECOND ANNUAL REPORT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     .'

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                                 Jefferson' CitY',Mo.• ~anu'ary. ~l,1915.,
     To His Excellency, ELLIOTT W. MAJOR, Governor of¥issouri:
     '. ',: The S~cond Annual Report' 'of the Publi~, Seryice. Com-
     mission for the year ending December 31, 1914,. is herewith'" ".
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            At the close of the year, 'December~31, '1914",th'ere were·
     1043 corporations, municipalities and individuais:engaged in
     serving the public in this State in some capacity. that~ by oper-
     ation of the Public Service. Commission Law, placed' them under'"
     the .super~rision and jurisdiction of the ~ Commission, :. The, fol-. '
     lo~ing is a classified list of the same:             . :                                                                                                                                                                                                                             :-!:",:;:' :, .':
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        _, .. -                    'Steam Railroad Corporations:                                                                                                                                                   .~                                ." • , .:-•... : ,', ':('; _,'.                                                                         I           .'

     OperatIng. : , . ,                  0   ••   ,       ,       :       0   00    •   00   ••   '0'      0       0   ,    0    0   ,       ••          ,   0       ••••                 ,       .'.      :.,      :   0    '.    ;    ,        •           ~;lll; ','._ ' I , '
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     Not opera.ting. le~Bor., ... , ' . , , . , , , , :                                                                0    ••       ,   •       0       ....            ,       ••••                 :    ••      :    •    :    0     ••                   ,    :.'.'~ 22);: ':'(:,; ...
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     Indlvidualpperating." .. " ....                                                         0   ••   '   o.       0'       •••••                        '   ••              0   ....             '       ••      , . : . , . " ,                                         ••                      ':'            1;.:',-';' ....., .-
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     0 pe~atlng on steam and ~ti'eet rallrOo.dB:, , .. , ': ... ,
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      Not operating. or dormant, .•. , , , , . , , , . , . , .•.. , . , , . o·~                                                                                                                                   ••        0'     ••                0           ••       ,
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                                               • Water Corporallon, lind Municipa/Wes:
          Op~ratlng :            "                                                                ~.........                               81
          Not oIleraUng, or dormant.. :                              :. ... ... .. ... ... .. .. .. .... .. .. .                           .3
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.•                                                    . . " H ealtnll Corporlllton, Onll/:.                                            .
          Operating .•..... :                          ".:                                                                                  2        2'
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      ,            :.    .' ... '.": '.. Cambfnalfan Ga, and' Electric Corporation;:                                             .'
          Operating,:. '.-;.: : : ..'                 , •.............. '.'                                           '. ',' .'.            9        9
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                                           Combination Electric and                Water (]orporalion's:
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          operating.•. • , , ;    .                   :         "                   '.'            :         ;.......                      58       58

                     , ~.'                    Combinari~n Waler and Ga,' Corporation, ..
• ' ,,' Operating •.• ;. :                 , ...•............................... ,                                           ,.             1        l.
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                        . , ... " Combination Electric and                      Healfnll Corporations..
          Ope~atlIlg. : . ; , , ; ..••..• , ................•.• , . '.' .... : .• , ... '. , •                                              6        6

                        . Combinatton Etu/ric, Water and Gas Corporation, and Munfcipalitiu ..
:',. OperatIng                                                                           3
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          Operatlng                                                                                       , ...••.•.•                       1', .

                          Combination Electric,           HeaUn". Gas and Waier CorporaHons ..
          Operating                   ,        , •..•......... '       ,        i •••••••• ;.                                              ·2         2

          .                                                     Telephone Corporation''',                             '.
      InoorporatedcompanleB              ,                    : ....•... :     312
  :.' O~ned by lndlvidua\B, ftrma or partnerE<h!PB (not lnoot"Porated) , ••.•• 1301
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                                                                    Telegraph Corporatfons:
           Oporatlng .. ,                                   ,          -            _..........•.... ,                             .        2         2



                                                            GENERAL OFFICE
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           . ',Th~' law prescribes that the Secretary of the Commission
.., under' its' direction shall h.ave general charge of the office, super-
:. <.. intend: the Clerical busi,ness and perform such other duties as
  ; ; the Commission may require.                                 ~
            . While the Sec'retary's duties are general 'with respect to'
        all departments of the Commission, yet in a more imm'ediate
        sense and in greater detail his superv:ision consists in the keep-
        ing of the record. of all formal and informal cases, either of.' ""
        complaints or: applications, for authorities of· various. kinds":
        attending :to the correspond.ence relating to formal cases, attend:
     ,ing the sessions' of the Commission. and keeping the minutes ".
'. . and reco~ds thereof..           .                               - ' .-
     .~       In this work of . the general office the Secretary is assisted
      'by one executive clerk, one 'docket clerk, one' stenographer"
        one official reporter who. supervises the publication' of opinions;.;
        orders, decisions- arid' other publications of the -Commission: .,
                        SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                                            1914.
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  one general utility clerk, one file clerk, a~d five official Com;.
  mission reporters who report and transcribe the testimony
  taken' before the Commission, as will be more fully explained
  in detail elsewhere 'in this report.        ).                      ,
'. " The volume of wo~k required in 'perfor~ing the 'duties of' . ~
  the general office is indicated by the fact that more than t~o " .
  hundred letters daily are handled over the Secretary's desk,
   and but for the splendid flling system inaugurated 'by. the' Com-:-
  mission soon after its creation it would be impossible for this'
  vast amount of work to be' handled ,in as prompt and expedi-
I  Hous ~ manner as it is no~ being done. This filing' system was
   explained somewhat in detail in our former report and we need
   not here repeat the same.

r                                    SPECIAL AUTHORITIES.
                                                                                                                                              .    '

          'Special authorities permitting the vario~,is utilities under
I    the' jurisdiction of the Commission in emergency .cases to put,

·.· 'into effect certain tariffs, schedules, or rules on less than the
      sta~utory notice of ' t,hi~ty' days have been' i~s~ed on" Informal.
I     actlOn by the CommlsslOn and' th~re,after ratIfied by the Com-
      mission as follows:
             "
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     Rallroa.d and Express CompanIes, . : . ,                       ,.   ,,.   , . , . , , , . ',' .. '         , ... :, , , , :' 144 , '

I    Telephone Companies, : . , . , , , ,            ,;'
     Oas Companies.. ',' , , . , . , , , , , , ' , , ',:, , , . ' :
     Electric Coml"l~mles. , . , . , , , , . , . , : , , , ... :, ,
                                                                    ,      ,
                                                                         ,,,
                                                                         .,,
                                                                               , , , .'      ,,:,,.,
                                                                               , ,', ,'.. , . , . ' , ..
                                                                               ,        , , .... , ' , '
                                                                                                            , .. ', :',::;. -: :',:' 20
                                                                                                            , , . '.' .":, , ',: "    4
                                                                                                            ...• , , , , ,j, .' .. 41:1
     Water COffil"lanles" , , .• , , , , , . , , , . '.. , .. :, • ,     '           , • , . , , .. , . ,   , . ,':, , : , , ,', ': 2


I            ,

         .. The Commission adopted the uniform rule of not permit-
     ting any ,increased rate to become .effective on less 'than the full "
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     statutory notice, and the authorities graI).ted as above shown'
I    were in cases that ,meant reduction . in - rates •to the' consuming .
               .
     public.wi~h rare exception, I'
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                                SESSIONS OF COMMISSION.'                                                        -           •       I   ••

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         " During' the year ending December 31, 1914, there have

I,    been 148 sessions of the Commission at its ,'office In Jefferson
      City ,and elsew.here, held on 148 different, days. , In ,addition
    . thereto there have been 84 sessions' by ,one or more .Commis- _ I
      sioners held either at the office or at other, places in the state.,'
I     The Commission has pursued the policy adopted,andexplained
     .in its First Ann tial Report by holding sessions where the com-. ',: ;
      plaint originates or at some city near ,by as ~ill be ino~t con-. .
I     venient,to the parties and witnesses connected with such hear-. ..
        : 10'                                     PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.


          ings. In cases of great importance the Commission 'has adopted
    .' the poli~y of all members sitting, in order that the cases might
  , . be ,fully understood by each member of the Commisslon. The
        . Commission still finds it a great advantage to' be'able 'to assign
                                            ~,        -
 , : ,,'cases to)ndividual members to hold the hearings and to' report'
'J,l 'the testimony to the .full Commissio'n. ' Cases thus' heard are
~> ,:usually, argued ,before the full Commission before submission
  . ~ ,,' 'for finai decision, , 'In some cases the, Com~ission has assigned
 ,,'. two, or more' of its members to hear cases together. The ilex- .
". ~ ",ibility- of the' pliblic Service Commission,Law has ,proved' highly
 ,: "satisfactory and beneficial to both the public and the Commis-
      .' sion in, 'expediting its business.

                         ,. FORMAL COMPLAINTS AND APPLICATIONS.
                             ,.     .                   ,
                                                               ..
                          For the year ending December 31,-J9l4,' there were filed
          with ,the Commission 345 formal complaints and applications,
                             ,                     <'                   ,
        , of which 243 have been concluded and orders entered, and 102
",
          are still pending. Of this 102 th~ evidence h~s been ,taken in
      "'a large number and they are no~ 'either ~awaiting briefs and·
 ,: , argument or have been submitted ~ and' Commission'ers are at
.. - _',work on the preparation of opinions in same.: '.In some valua-
          'tions' which are being made, audits of the books: by' the Com-
   ";' "'mission's accountants and a valuation of the physical property
  '. , by the Commission's engineers are now' being' made and ,the
    :,' "cases will ,have ,to await the conclusion,of such work, by reaso'n
:',;' , of the great volume ,of this kind of work being,thrown on the
:;': :.' Commission and having to be done by its :Iimi ~ed .force of en- '
: ~' '. gineers and accountants:             ..,       ,'" ", '
 ..     .~



                                                 "INFORMAL COMPLAINTS.. '
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"              .' " In
                   the-.same period there have been' filed with the Com-
    o   ,~mission 651 informal complaints,' of which ,563 have been ad-
   , . justed', by . correspondence, leaving 'but '88, still, pending, the'
   ~' ,greater':number of which will doubtle'ss be adjusted in a brief
': '~', ti~e',bY. the ·Commission. We find' that ,the Commission can
  ; ' ,accomplish' mu.ch' good by adjusting these informal complaints :'
 . :, "\ 'by 'correspondence or, by sending one                          of
                                                  its ~ngiheers or account-
 , : : ants to hold an informal' conference with the complaining parties..
    ~;,' and the public utility thereby affected.. All informal complaints
  -: 'which cannot be satisfied by correspondence may lead, to: the'
, ''. filing of formal complaints and- formal hearings held thereon
,       . 'by the Commission.                                 '
                        SECOND ANNUM. Rr;POR1', FOR YEAR       1914.                         \11
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                             CONFERENCE RULINGS.',.,                                    '. '
      ,The, Commission has pursued ,the          sam~ ,~~li6;'du~i~g',t~e,-'
 past' year as.-pointed out in, its First Annual Report, by. the
 adoption of conferenc~ TJllings a'nd th'e publi-ca tion of same. . .
'Much' time 'of the Commission and its employees has' been' _
 saved by the adoption of conference ruli~gs by the Co~mis-" ,,-
  sian, : This policy of,adopting 'co~ference rulings has beeri: quite   ,,'
'ext~'nsively pursued' by the Interstate Commerce Commissio'n," , .
  and' has' b'een found very ben'eHCial and instructive by that /
 , Commission,' and this Commission has likewise obtained similar
   results. A conference. ruling is' frequently. used, to .adjust,. a'
"complaint coming wi~hin the subject on which the';Commission
   has adopted such ruling: " , '                 .'   ;': .. : '. ~ " ,

 ,"
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                    "         : LEGAL DEPARTM'ENT;
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            The office force of this department consists, of. the.. Genet:al
     Counsel to the Commission and one stenograph'er'", :
                         \                                    .  . .
 ,          The Missouri Railroad Rate Cases: I ' At. the da t~ of' the .. ,
, First' Annual Report of this Commission there :were pending .
     in the Unit,ed S.tates District Court at K'ansas City':motio.ns,
     iI). each of the cases which had been ins~ituted' by'. thirteen rail- '.' '
 , road companies of this state restraining the e'nforee'ment "or" the:.
  · statufes fixing max·imum freight, 'and passenger' 'rates,,:"'ask'ing: ~':
     the said court to enter decrees in accordance with the' mandates ~' "
      of the Supreme Court or'the United States in said, cases; direct-,: "
      ing that the decrees 'of the trial court   be
                                                 reversed and that, the .: ~
   , bills of the complainants be dismissed ~ithout,prejudic~. ".There: ", '
  · were also pending in said court motions'          in
                                                     said cases'.fiied by.": "
      the'._General Counsel to this Commiss'ion for th<taxation. of              '
      costs'which had been theretofore pal~ by the stite in,s,aid cases, '.
    'a·rid which resulted in the taxation of costs. ,against.- the rail-'-
:': road c~o'mpaniesin 'the 'sum of S28,421.93:.'which s~m,,"has' been.
   : paid into the state treasury. The ,United, States District,·Court,
    · on D,ecember 20, '1913, delivered an opinio.n on the motions as
   ·flIed,' asking for decrees. holding that in accordanc~ with the
      mandates Of ,the Unifed States Supreme Cour,t decre'es ,should. :
      b~ entered dismissing the bills of the complainant railroad com- '. :'
      panies without· prejudice in. each 'of the thirteen cases. The :.-
   · decrees were,' however, not entered in accordance' with' the~ ,
      opinion', and on application of the railroud companies the court:· ,
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      , gave the m'atter further consideration. and on January 30. 1914,
       , delivered a supplemental opinion. holding that under the man-
  .' dates of the United States Supreme Court the District Court
       . had no discretion and was required to dismiss the bills of com-
       'plainants without prejudice. but that .the court had 'Power
           to retain the eases for the purpose of 'considering ancillary ques-
          tions,arising as ,a 'result of the suit. and further held that a master
           should be appointed for the purpose of hearing and determining
 .~
           the claims of shippers and passengers who had paid 'rates and
  , fares in excess of the a~ounts fixed by statute while the injunc- ,
   " ., tions were in force, and that persons claiming such overcharges
        :.couI4 be heard by the master or in any court tqey' might elect.
          '(210- Fed. Rep. 902.) Decrees were ;entered in accordance
     ::. with the opinion in the thirteen cases. 'and the complainants
 .... have taken an appeal in each of said cases from the decrees so
    ,. -entered, and the cases are now pending in the Supreme Court
         . of the United States.             ,   ,               ,

                 Missouri Southern Case: ,The 'Missour,i Southern'· Rail-
           road Company. a corporation ,engaged in owning ·and 'operat-
           ing a line of steam railroad in this state more than forty-five
    , , miles in length. on the 1st .day of July. 1913~' filed with the
   _ ' 'Public Service Commission a complaint in writing,' Case No.
 :', <: 52. stating that the rat~s being' charged by it. were the maxi- '
       , mum rates as fixed by the statutes of this state and that said
       , rates were confiscatory. and asking that the Public' Service Com-,
c':',: mission make, an order authorizing said r~ilr9~d,company to
L:: ~ charge rates and' fares in excess of those fixed by the statutes.
, :. '.', \ The Commission, 'on April 29. 1914;' by an order made
      , "and entered of record; refused to hear the, complaint and dis-
         : missed the same upon the ground that the Commission had no
, ':' authority or power to authorize an' increase in the, rates above
, ,,' the maximum prescribed by the statutes ~f this state. There-'
  , ,: ~ upon. the Missouri' Southern Railroad Company applied to '
        . the Supreme Court of Missouri for a writ of mandam~s to com~
            pel the Public Service Commission to hear its 'said complaint. '
     "" .The ,case was heard before the Supreme 'C(;>urt en' bane ,in May,
          ',1914. Counsel to the Public Service Commission 'filed a brief
,,' ...' and m'ade an argument in b~half of the Commis,sion. Th.e case'
          ·wa's. decided by the Supreme, Court in july thereafter. The
      . 'court held the Public Service Commission. under section 47
          'a'nd other sections of the Public Service Commission Law. had
     " • authority to authorize an increase in' rates' and charges by rail-
      j'
            SECOND ANNUAL REPORT; FOR YEAR           1914.         13
                                                                     :t.
  road companies above the rates and charges named as maxi':'
l  mum charges by the statutes of this state, and that a writ of
r mandamus should issue requiring. the Public Service Commis-
   sion to hear the complaint of the Missouri Southern Railroad

I  Company. State of Missouri ex reI. Missouri Southern Rail-
   road Company vs. Public'Service Commission, 168 S.W. 1156.              .
                                                                           '
   Hearing oCthe testimony before the Commission has "not been

I  completed."               .
          Interstate Passenger Case:" The Cqrporation Commis-
   sion of'Oklahoma, the Railroad Commission" of Arkansas and" .

I  the Public Service Commission of Missouri, Complainants,. vs;" ; "'."
   Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company et a1., Defend-
   ants, 31 1. C. C. 532.                           '       .
         ,The Public Service' Commission of Mis~ouri,on}Nove~her
I   I, 1913, joined with the Corporation Commission of Oklahoma
   and the Railroad Commission of Arkansas in filing a complaint·
    before the Interstate Commerce Commission against· the ~ Atchi-
I   son, ,Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company and: nine 'other
    railway companies, alleging that said railway' co~'panies' 'were
    chargi~g. all passengers carried interstate" three cen~s per mile
I ,and all passengers carried intrastate two cents' per mile, ~ and
    that the charge of three cents per mile," as made for' interstate",
    ea"rriage, was unjust, unreasonable and discrimi~atory" and .""
I   asked that the carriers be required to cease such 1;1nlawful and'. '
    discriminatory practice. The case was duly heard by the Inter-.· '.
    state ' ~ommerce" Commission and was decided against" the· "
I    complamants.          "
          'Johnson Case: B. Johnson & Son vs. 'Jas. W.' iu'~k: et ,'"
                                                                      .,

     a1., "Receivers of the St. Louis & San Francisco Rai,lroad Coin- .'
I    pany, No. 120.                                           ,
        " On the 15th day' of January, 1914,' the Public, Service
                                                                  .      .

     CommisSion made an. order requiring the receivers of said rail-".
I
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     road company to charge the maximum rates as prescribed by
     the statutes of this state for the carriage of. raitr,oad ties from

I    certain: points In Missouri" to Commerce, Missouri, in lieu of
     the interstate rates which the said receivers had been charging
     for said shipments of railroad ties.. It was held by the Com-

I    mission that the shipments in" question were movements in
     intrastate" commerce, and that the statutory rates, therefore
    ,should apply. The receivers of the St. Louis &" San Fran-

I    cisco Railroad Company thereafter procured from the Circuit .
     Court of the City of St. Lo~is a writ of review in the above ..
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    ': ,:cause. In' obedience thercto the Public Service Commissi~n ./
       '.:' certined the full record of all the evidence and proceedings had- "
   " before it in said cause to the Circuit Court of the City of St.. -'
       " Louis.' Thereafter, on February 27, 1914, the cause was tried
    ; .. before the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis (I-Ion. Rho~es
   · :' E~ Cave, Judge) and taken under advisement. Thereafter. !at' ;
   : the April term of said court. said .court affirmed the order of"
   ,·<.the Public Service Commission. Thereupon. the receivcrs !of ".
   <" -. thc St. Louis & San Francisco. Railroad Company were granted'
    '::<a~ appeal tmthe Supreme Court of Missouri. The case was'·
  .:~.~ heard by the Supreme Court of tvlissouri en bane on October '.
  - ,,:..-'27, 19B, at whic~l time it was argued. and submitted to the
 · .:, . , court for nnal decision. .             "              '"
  '" _            Board of Trade Case: The Board of Trade of Knnsas
         ... City, Missouri, made complaint to the Commission' against
     ." the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company; Chicago
             & AIton Railroad Company; ChiCago, Burlington & Quincy
             Railroad Compnny; Chicago, Milwaukc'c & St. P~ul Railway
   -.' Company; Chicago, Rock Island &. Pacific Railroad Company;-
 ',: ,: '. 'Kansas City Southern Railway Company; Missouri, Kansas
    :., : . & Texas Railway Company; Missouri Pacine Railway Company;
      ~ .': St. Louis &. San Francisco Railroad Company, Thos. I-I. West,
   .: '; Wrn. B. Biddle and W. C. Nixon, Receivers; and Wabash Rail-
   '. " :1'oad Company, Frederic A. Delano, William K. Bixby and'
>.<          Edward B. Pryor, Receivers. No. 99, alleging, 'among other
   ,.' I ~,things,   that said railway c~mpanies were charging interstate i
"   .l


   .~' .:~ 'rates upon shipments of grain from points within this state
 '.', -::. to Kansas'. City,' Missouri, that. the movements in question
.':/;,:·were intrastate shipments and .that the intrasLate rate, there-
t·~· " fore;' shou ld apply.. This Commission so held, by. an order made " '.
.,.<:,c' and entered of record on June 29, 1914.. In obedience to a writ .
·:.~:.): .' of review issued by the Circuit Court ofJ ackson County a full
:•....,.; and' complete record of the proceedings had in Sftid ca~e 'has '.
'
. >.         been transmiLtcd to the said court and the case is now pending .
     '..':,. in .said court.                                 . '.
                                               .                         .
                . Team Track Storage Cases: Cases Nos. 113, 129, 133,
         ~. 134,' 149, 150 and .174. In Octobc'r, i913,' the 'foll~wing rail-
 - ~ . -roads:. Atchison, Topeka &.' Santa Fe Railway Company;.Mis-'
.', ~,. .souri Pacific Railway Company and St. Louis, Iron Mountain'
· '. ", &. Southern' Railway. Company; Missouri. Kansas & Texas.
  ":::. Railway 'Company; St~ Louis & San Francisco Railroad Com-
  , .. ", P~IllY; Kansas City -Southern Railway. Compau:y~ ,.·Western·
            SECOND ANNUAL HEPOTlT.        :ron   YE,AH   1914.
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ITrunk      Line; Chicago. Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, <.',.
 tfiled tariffs with this Com mission providin g for team track . '
  storage charges.        The charges were suspended by the': .':..:
   Commission and a hearing was held before the Commission . -
 ~at Jefferson City. Thereafter. on June 23. '1914. the Commis- .'
   sion made an order requiring that said charges be cancelled on,', "
   or before July 1. 1914. Thereafter the Kansas City Southern"
 IRailway Company procured awfit of review from the Circuit.
 I Court of Cole County in said cause;' and the cause was heard ....
   and submitted to the Circuit Court of Cole County for decision.
 Ion September 17. 19 H. Thereafter, on ' N ovemher 16, E114.
r  said Circuit Court entered an order affirming all things in the ".


I,
 , order of the Public Service Commission in said cause. Thcre-'
   upon, the Kansas City Southern Railway Company was granted
   an appeal to the Supreme Court of the, stale, where the case


I '.'
   is now pending.                         '
          Macon Bridge Case:, The City of Macon filed a com- ','
   plaint against the Chicago, Burlinglon & Quincy Railroad. Com: . ,


I ,pany before the Public Service Commission, Case No. 317,
   for the purpose of obtaining an order of the Commission requir- ....
   ing the said railroad company to maintain and. repair, certain' "
   overhcad bridges at slreet crossings in the City of Macon at Ow ":<;
   cost of the railroad company. It was held by the Commission. '~ ..':'.
I_ June 29. 1914" that the Commission had authority to apportion:' ':',
   the ~osls for repair and maintenance of cerlain overhead bridges.:.
   betwee~ the City of Macon and the railroad comp~ny, and the;: ':.;
I  complaint was dismissed wilhout prejudice. Thereupon, thc-·.··
    City of Macon procured a writ of review from the Circuit Court '.:"
    of ,Cole County. The case was heard by the Circuit Court of Cole .. -
I   County on October 13, 1914. and taken under advisement. : -
, ,Ther,eafter on November 16 said Circuit Court enlc'red an order'
~ affirming in all things the order of thc Public Service Commis< ;':
I   sion. in said c'ause. Thereupon, the City of Macon was' granted>::
 . an appeal to thc' Supreme Court of thc statc. where the ,cause is .:-:
    now, pending.,                           '
I'       .Macon Interchange Track, Case: The City,'of Macon '.--'
, filed a complaint against the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy· ..:

I   Railroad Company and the Receivers of the Wabash Railroad "',
    Company, Case No. 190, for the purpose of procuring an order" '. "
 . of this Commission requiring that said railroad companies, make .', "
    an interchange track at Macon., the, construction of which inter" ,;', '
I   change track,., however. ,was. ,after a hearing. duly ordered by' ..,
         .     •
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    IG                Punuc    Sp..nVrCE Co~n.nSSION.
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           this Commission. Thereafter, on July 9, 1914, the Chickgo,
           Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company procured a writ ofl
           review from the Circuit Court of Cole Counly in said ca'use.
   '.
           The same is now pending in said court and has not been dctcr~
            mined.                                                       I

                 Webb City Water Company Case: \V. V. K. Spencer ef
            al., Complainant. vs. Missouri Public Utilities Company,
  .". Defendan,t, .No. 259.                             I




                  W. V. K. Spencer et ·al.filed a complaint before the Pub-
            lic Service Commission against· the Missouri Public U tiE ties
            Company seeking to enforce certain franchise provisions and
     . _.-rates for willer service at Webb City. The- Commission made
..: .. an order therein on July 31, 1914.• whereupon the Missouri Pub-
~. .' ,.lie Utilities Company procured a writ of review from the Circuit
   : .,' Court of Jasper County. and in obedience thereto a fun tran-
 ~~. . script of the record and proceedings before this Commission
       .. was forwarded to the Clerk of the Circuit Court at Joplin on
'. ·.· .. October 14. 1914. Thereafter the cause was tried before the
           .Circuit Court of Jasper County (Blair-. Judge) on. November
             23. 1914, and submitted to him for final decision, which has not
          , been rendered.
  " .             Kirksville Light Rate Case: On July 10, 1913. S. \V. Weav-
: .', er.,et ~l; filed complaint against the K~rksville Light, Power and
  .-' Jce Company, No. 58. alleging that the rates charged by it for
    .' -'. electric service were unreasonably high. etc. A hearing was
   "~i duly had and the Commission on June 23.1911, made and entered
 · .', :- of record an order reducing rates for electric service at Kirks-
- ,ville. Thereafter said Kirksville ·Electric Light. Power and Ice
    .' '. Company procured a writ of review from the Circuit Court of         I


 i·       . Adair County in said cause. The said cause was argued and sub-
  .' . ; miUed to said court for deci'sion on December 1, 1914.
  ·,.<t.,         Springfield Light Rate·Case: Upon complaint of McGregor- .
:.: ~ '.Noe Hardware Company ct al. . against. Springfield Gas and
'''.-- Electric Company' and Springfield Traction Company. No. 15,
 .;.-: c • the Commission, on June 23, 1914, made an order Hxing the

       .~ .. maximum rates for electric service to be furnished by said ({om~
   .. -. . pany at Springfield.' The Springfield Gas and Electric Com-
· .... ':_ pany filed a schedule of its rates with this Commission. in com-
."> :        pliance with said order. and in November thereafter flled \:a
· . \. petition in the United States District Court at Springfield for
 '.:'~:the purpose.or.pr~CUring an injunction again',t tho o~rorcomt
            SI~COND ANNUA1~ HEPonT, Fan         YEAn 101-1.·              17
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  of the order of this Commission in said cause, which appJica-
, lion has nol heen heard.
       Missouri Valley Realty Company Case: ~n the C'{l5C of
   Missouri VaHey Really Comp::my, Complainant.. vs. Cupples
   Station Light, Heat and Power Company and Plloenix'Light, ..
 -Heat, and Power Company, Defendants, and Union Electric
   Light and Power Company, Intervenor, No. 269, the' above
   named complainant has procured a writ of review from the Circuit "
   Court of the City of St. Louis for .the purpose of reviewing the'
   order of this Commission made in said cause on October 12, ':. ,
   1914.' Said. cause is now pending     in  the Circuit Court of the '
    City, of St. Louis.                               _               .
           Express Rate Cases: The following cases:' Thos. C. Platt, :.-.
 . President of the United States Express Company, Complainant, '-":',,:
l··vs. John A. Knott et·al., Defendants, No. 3309; the Pacific Ex-          '
~. press. Company, Complainant,"vs. John A. Knott ct al.. Dcfend-'; ~             f.
  .nnts, No. 3310; Levy C. Weir, President, Adams Express ,Com- .'
~ rany, Com'plainant, vs. John A. Knott       et ~tl.; Defendants; No. ..
    3311; ~ ames C. Fargo, Presiden t of the' American Express Com- .


I·
    pany, Complainant, vs. John .(\.. Knott et aL, Defcndant5~ 3312; , ' '
    Wells, Fargo & Company, Complainants, vs. John A. Knott et " '
    aI., Defc"ndants, No". 3313; The Southern Express Company.                 '.<'.
: Complainant, vs~ John A. Knolt ct aI.. Defendants', ,No. 3315, ':. ,"

I   pending .in the United States District Court for the 'Western .: .
    Division of the Western Distdcl of Missouri" at, Kansas City," ;.:.
  " and in which complainants had procured temporary injunctions ;. ~

I   against the enforcement of certain express rates' as ordered "_ '
 . by the ~oard of Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners, were·: :
. by stipulation dismissed at the' cost of complainants and, the' ':~'

l   injunctions dissolved on April 29,1914. ,The order of the Board ..·.:-:
    o{ Railroad and Warehouse Commissioners fixing the rates in ',:
    quesl~on w~s set aside by the Public Se.rvice Commission and' "
    the express companies filed new. schc,dules of rnl~s. .            ::'
I          Free Delivery Zone Cases: The following cases: James ..
     C. Fargo, President of the Arncric.an Express Company:; Com-: .
     Plainant, vs. H. R. Oglesby et aI., Defendants, No. 3855; \Vm. , ..
I    l\~r. Barrelt, President, Adams Express Company, Complainant, , '
    VS'. H. R. Oglesby et al.. Defendants, No. 385l3; and Edward          ..
    T. Platt, Vice-President and Acting President of. the. United ,
I   Slates Express Company, Complainant, vS', H.' R. ,Oglesby et,·, '
    at, Defendants, No. 37&8, pending in the United States District "
 IC.(Hir.:.~ Kans.as .City~ and in whic,h te1'11porary injunctions had,
      18             PUBLIC SERVICE      COMMISSION.

       , been issued r~straining the enforcement of certain orders miadc
   ,:by the Board of Railroad and \Varehouse Commission'ers,
"" establishing free delivery limits in certain Cities in t1)is slale,
    ':. were by stipulation dismissed at the cost of complainants, hnd
   .: ' the injunctions dissolved on April 29, 1914. The Public Service .
  .', Commission thereupon set aside' the orders for free delivery·
 ·.'·.·.. which were involved in said suits without prejudicc'to its right
.<.          to make such other orders for free delivery as it may deem
    .. jn~e~ary.                                     .
         ',.     Pendln~ .Cases in Federal Court: Suits are now pending
:'.,:" in the United Stales District 'Court at Kansas City restraining.
 '. :." the enforcement 9f orders rna'de by .the Board of Railroad and .
  . " \Varehouse Commissioners of this state 'as follows: Case No.
,; 3,165. Missouri Pacific Railway Compan'y et a!. vs. Elliott \V.
. ", . Major. Atty. General; Case No. 3600, The C. & A. ,R. R. Co.
. ' .. ys. John A. Knott et aI., Blue 'Springs Depot Case; Case No.~­
       · . 3737. C. B. & Q, R. R. Co. vs. H. R. Oglesby et aI., Bar, Iron
             and Sleel Rate Case; Case No: 3738, ·The C. & A: R. R. Co.
  ..... Ys, H. R. Oglesby et aI., Bar, Iron and Steel Rale Case; Case
    ." No. 3739, Wabash Railroad Company vs. H. R. Oglesby ct a1.,
    ,'.. Bar.' Iron and Steel Rate Case; Case No.' 3740, C. G. W. R. R.
      '. "Co. YS. I-I. R. Oglesby et a1., Bar, Iron and Steel Rate Case; .
... .'. Case No. 37·11, Q. O. & K. C. R. R. Co. vs. H. R. Oglesby et a1.,
  " ':..' Bar, Iron and Stecl Rale Case; Case No, 3742, the A. T. & S.
.... .... F. Ry. Co. Ys. H. R. Oglcsby et a1., Bar, Iron and Sleel Hate'
:>.'          Case; Case No. 3743, the Missouri Pacifl~ Railway Company
. 0" vs. H. R. Oglesby et a1., Bar, Iron and Steel Rate Case; Case
    . '. No. 3744, Missouri, Kansas & Texas Ry. Co. vs. H. R. Oglesby'
        , et a1., Bar, Iron and Steel Rate Case; Case No. 3745, Chicago,
 .': : Rock Island & Pacific Railway Co. Ys. H. R. Oglesby et· a1.,·
'>, Bar, Iron and Steel Rate Casc;'Case No. 3746, Chic·ago,.Mil-
     ,. 'waukee:" St. Puul Ry. CO. YS. E.·R, Oglesby· et 0.1., Bar, Iron
":', .. and Steel' Ru'te Case; Case No. 3747, St. Louis & '?an Francisco·
,'.,' ·~,·R. R. CO. YS. ·E. R. Oglesby et a1., Bar, Iron and Steel Rate
 " ':' Case; Case No. 3748, St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Ry..
 '/: ·:Co. vs. I-I. R. Oglesby et a1.,· Andrew Lehtinen et aI., Bar, Iron'
          'and Steel Rate Case; Case No. '3763, The St. Joseph & Grund
         ~. Island Ry. Co. vs. H. R. Oglesby ct a1.; Bar, Iron and Steel
       · " Rate Case;' Case No. 3767, St. Louis Southwestern Ry. Co.
         '. ·ys. H. ·n. Oglesby et a!., Bar, Iron and Steel Hale Case; Case
           . No. 38Gi, C. B. & Q. R. R. CO. YS. H. R. Oglesby ct a1., Callao
'. ','. Train Servicc Casc; Case No. 3884, ,C. B. &. Q. R. R. Co.; vs.
 •                    •      •                                    •   I
             SECOND ANNUAL 'REPORT, FOR YEAR             1914.       ...j-   19
                                                                                   , j


 'H. R. Oglesby et 0.1., Unionville Train Service Case; Case No . .',:
l 10, C. B. & Q. R. R. Co. vs. John A. Knott et al., Tarkio Valley ".j
  Branch Train Service Case."                 ,.",                    .

I ,' -                  RATE DEPARTMENT. . .                     ,           " : " ,f
                                                                                     I




          , Organization: .r t has been found necess'ary to increase the
'·   force in this department by,one.man, and at this time the de-" '
I    partme-nt consists of a chief rate expert,' rate clc.rk, assistant.'

   , ra.te' clerk and one combination clerk and stenographer.
         'Tariffs: This department has now compiled a complete. ',.
                                                                        "


I, file of' state and interstate tariffs applicable.to and from and ::,'
     between points, in the state of Missouri. Each tariff re.ccivcd

I    in the office, regardless of' the road by which it is issued or , '
     whether applicable to state or interstate traffic, is given a depart-- '"
     rnent number and 'is thereafter used' and referred to by the ',:'
     department number. 'At the present ,time there are between
I    eight and ten thousand current tarifTs on file in the dcparlmen t.
     It is not only necessary to keep the curr~nt tariITs, but the
    'filing system must be such as to make rcady rcfercn'ce to all'
I   'cancelled tarifTs for a period of at least five years, as the depart-
     ment is constantly called on for information relative to ship-

I    ments of this age.                                              .
            Work Performed: During the past year all tarifTs carry- ,.~
     ing Missouri intrastatc rates have been standardized and brought
     into line with Circular No.4 of the Commission. At first it

I  'seemed quite ,a task to secure a complete compliance with the::.'
.. provisions of the circular an'd it was necessary to' reject a few'


I,
     tariffs in order to bring about such a compliancc. but at the'
     present time the circular is thoroughly understood by all tarifi' :
 , issuing officers of the railroads and little difficulty is experienced'
     in securing compliance with the rules,                               ,,'.

I           The .long and short haui clause. as it is commonly known.,'"
, . has, been in effect III Mlssoun for many years, but very hale,
     if any. attent.ion.has been paid to same in the past. This depart-, '

I    ment has constantly impressed upon the carriers the necessity'· '
  , of complying with this law, and at the prescnt time most of the, .
     tarifTs in Missouri carry a clause to the efTect that a rate between

I    two given points cannot be exceeded at interIJlcdiate points. '
     The carriers at the 'present time are all complying with this"
  -,rule. and the long and short haul clause is in effect in Missouri.,"
            ·The law requires farifTs to be filed with the Commission at- '
I    least thirty' 'days prior to their effectiveness" but it is - often;
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                                                                                   ,
  . :" 'found necessary to relieve the carriers of this requirement in
          .'order to meet unforeseen-circumstances" such as the changing
· - '.:. of, an interstate rate tha't would bring about discrimination""
     . pending the legal change of a state rate, or the opening of a new
  ... , Held for' a business and num'eraus other instances of this kind.
       '. " It has been the policy of. the Commission to permit carriers
'. :,:.·to change their rates on less than thirty days' notice where the
   :::. change brought about a reduction and did not bring about dis-,
.: :: '.' crimination in any way, and during the past .year it has be,en
   .;" .:: necessary to issue 142 authorities for this purpose..
  ,"j" , .          Section ~8 of the Public Service Commission Law author-'
  ,:'< izes', the Commission to suspend any advance, rate that may
::: ' ; . be filed pending a hearing. The Cbmmission has found il, nec-
 :~'::..:. essary to exercise this power quite a number Of times during the
 .~ .. '_; 'past year. The most important of these 'was Case No. 572,
:.,",~, issued the 28th day of November, 1914. . At this time a con~
 '" , 'certed efTort was made by the carriers to advance the r'ates on
" ..,.: what had theretofore been known as special privileges. These
            privileges covered trap car service, that is. the' placing of an
·.->'". empty car .at a warehouse on the road with various less than
....:. ", car load shipments, which in turn was switched to the freight
    c. : • depot of the carrier and there unloaded and               reloaded into
 .,. \.; the various outbound cars. This is a privilege that firs't origi-,
· " .. nated in .Chicago, Illinois, and has spread generally over the
  .... \ : United Stat~s, the sc:vicc being performed free. by the carriers. -
. . <.'.     Many industries have been built up at outlying points because
:".:,"",. of this rule, as it did away.with the necessity of teaming 'their·
· :.. :~ 'shipments to the' freight depots. Another one of the so-called
:'::'. special privileges was the stopping of cars in transit fo'r partial
 .:'.: ~\·unloading .. This is a practice that is in .effect throughout: the:
 'Yo " western part. of the United States and' comprises the loading of
 :.;: ,.. a mixed car at a terminal or jobbing point, which car would pay
  :", , the regular car load rate from the point of origin to the last
  .~::. '. : destination of the car and would be stopped in transit for partial
 ,.' . ;'. "unloading at various stations. This is particularly true of agri-
 .~~:'~~: ' cultural implements and vehicles, and the rule has enabled the
   :"'; '.-manufacturer or jobber to ship to small interior towns less than
         ":'car load shipments at car load rates.·                           .      I
  . ~.: :'.        . Anotl1er' of these advances covered rates on cotton piece'
   ~':::'~'goods which; in the western part of the United' States. has'.
    '~.,:::·::~_:taken· a rate lower than t~e. classification basis.      . . . . . '. (I
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            'SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                 1911. .           21 .

     . 'These tariffs likewise provided for the advancing of .rates
   on grain and hay one cent perone hundred pounds' and the ad-
.vancing of the minimum weight 'on grain products, such os ',-', '
   flour, etc., from 24,000 and 30,000 pounds to 40,000 pounds. '.:' "
'I       The tariITs also contained numerous advances on shipments :', ." ','
   to and from factories loc'ated at interior 'points in Missouri. ".
   It appears from art examination of the tarifTs that special rates., . ::'
l have been granted in the p'ast to these factories at interior " ," ..
J points, ·thus enabling them to ship their .ra\~ material from 0. ter- ..',' - ','
    minal or concentrating point and return the manufaclu.rcd prod- : .. "
    uct to the .te.rminal point for distribu ti?n. Some of these advances .' :~~ :'.
I  -appeared fUlr and reasonable; complamts were' made as to others; . ','
    and in each event it appeared that the changing from practices " .:. >

I   long in effect should not be made without sufficient" notice being' ..' "
 . given to' the shippers to complete contracts and re·arrange. their _
    business.. This suspension order'covereq more than two hundred. ":0;
                                                                                     <. :
I   tariffs, hearings on which will be had during 'the coming year. ,'.:
          Prior to this order the carriers sought to'stop the privilege' :.'
    of concentration of dairy products, poultry, eggs, etc. It has '
    been the practice of' the carriers in the pas't years to' permit ~'. '.'
I   shipments in' small quantities to move into certain designated. " ::
    points at the regular less than car load ·ra.te and there be,con- ..' . ,r,:
    centrated into a full car: and when the full car was shipped out';'.':' ':',
I   via the rails of the lines bringing the' small shipments to the . ::::
    concentration points, a refund of from five to bienty-flve cents' ". "'~"
    per hundred pounds would be made on the' outbound. shipment. ..:,: : "
In      appeared that many industries had been built up'in Missouri·::: ' .
     fOf the purpose of concentrating poultry .and for 'ldlling and ..'" ~:~'.~
.dressing poultry, and these ,rates were not permitted to become"':" ,:.:.
IefTective until after hearing could be held and. for .this purpose .. ~: ; ,
     the tariffs seeking to advance these charges "'ere likewise s·us:'. ~ ......

rend~d~ring ~he       pre'sent  yea~the' so-calied      t~~~.~~ac'k 'storag~ ',:.: :~.: -:
   charge' cases whiCh were covered by tarifTs suspended during. :".                <
~
 . ~he Y,ear 1913 were heard and the suspension ".;vas made pcrma~ .:':: ".~"
     ent, as the. Commission found that team track storage was ,.'
  . ut another form of demurrage the charge for which was.covered '.:
     y 11 statutory prov,ision.                          .          .         . : ..
       . The suspension of the cordwood rates on the line of the ',:-- .-
(
    'ris'co was vacated on account of the action of' the Frisco in',· ...
i    he re-e~tabIiShing or, these rates,,',       "   ' .. ,_ ',:: :,': :", :' ,',,' ;.
    22                  PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.


                The suspension in the case of the .agriculturalimplemcnts
         was vacated,' as the carriers, in connection with the Commis-
         sion's Rate Department, arrived at a very fair wording of this
          rule which 'permits all agricultural implements; other than 50-
          called hand agricultural implements, to moye'in mixed carloads'
          under the statutory designation.                 .
                Informal Complaints: InformaL. complaints covering all
        . branches of railroad service, other than grad~ crossings or'defec-
          tive railway equipment, are handled by.this department.·
                If it appears from the letter making complaint that there
          is the least. merit .in the contention, it is passed to' the corre-
          spondence complaint docket and given a number and handled
        :with the railroad companies by correspondence or by personal
          investigation or visitation of a repnisen.tative of this depart":
...       ment. During' the past year' approxim'ately' '1500' subjects
          have been referred to this departme'nt and approximately 500
          have been passed to the informal or correspondence complaint
          docket and the department has been able to s'atisfactorily adjust
       . all but about 14 of these complaints, these, 14 being necessary,
        . to transfer to the formal docket to be heard by the Commission.
           These correspondence complaints cover every'imaginable trouble
        'on. a railroad, .such as overcharge in shIpments, lack of station
           facilities, lack of train facilities, necessity for new depots, lack
    ~ . of team track space, and similar complaints. Nine depots have
 .- ,'be.en built' during the past year upon correspondence com-
      . ,plaints; many additional passenger train stops have been.made
       :~ through this department. Freight train service has been re-
.          arranged and handling of cars has been changed in many instances -
-.' .. through the complaints handled~ .A noticeable falling orr in'
   : . the number of errors in expense I bills or \ in the' collection. of
      . freight' charges at destination have been' noticed· during the
         .past year. During the first ·six months this department found
           an average of seven out. of ten expense bills .referred to it in
           error, while during the past year the average has fallen to approx-
           imately three,· and it shoul~ be understood in this connection
         ,that only a small portion of the expense bills issued in this .state
         , are referred to the Commission and then only those where there·
     .,' is a doubt of the proper application of the rates.. The work
,\' in connection with the proper alignment of t.ariffs ,'has had a
           great deal -to do with the reduction in the number of errors in
        'the collection of charg~s.. It is the effort of this· department
            SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR           1914.

I to, 'secure) the greatest possible simplific~tion of   tariffs, which'
l results in less liability of errors in computing the   rate.,        ,.' .
        .                               .
         Apple Rates: In conjunction with'the commissions of-the,. ';' oJ.
                                                                      ~



   states of Iowa, Nebra,ska B:nd, Kans~s,. peti.tio.n was prese?ted'~' :',
I. to' the Interstate Commerce Commission askmg for readJust-,.· .
" ment of the apple rates from ce~tain points in', the states above", ..' "
   named and from points in the northwest portion 6f Missouri '
I .to' varie,us .destinations throughout the United, S,ta~es: ,.:Testi-' :.
 , mony was' taken by the Interstate: Commerce CommIsSion at"
   St. .~ouis sox:n e months ago in this ~ase and it'is now; pen.ding' ,
I   declSlon.                             , ' .                 '. " '
    , , Grain, Rates: The legislative grain rates camein~o, effect
   in 'the state of Missouri on or' about July 12, 1913.' At this', ,
Itime there were in effect from 51. Louis, Missoud, and East' .
    51. Louis". Illinois, certain rates to various, points throughout· ,
    the Vnited-' States.' These rates were called reshipping,,' rate.s,<,

I   but at the time there was no' condition based upon the' appli-'
   'cation of the rates. It was found by the carriers that many
    shipments were moving to St. Louis, Missouri, from,'interior;

I   Missouri points on the state rate and then moving out on, these: .
 . so-called reshipping rates, and attempts were made. by the"
  ,lines operating east and 'southeast from St. Louis to'so' amend, /

I   their, tarIffs as to require the'inbolmd shipment to be moved':,'
    on the int~.rst~te rate, which ,was much higher than' the' state·
    rate_.,' ApplicatioI). W::tS filed by the Merchants Exchange of St. .
     Louis ,with the, Interstate Commerce Co~missi~on. asking ,that," .
I    these changes be 'suspended.                               ".   . ..


I,
         "About the same time' the Southw'esterri Missouri' Millers':. ' '
     Club filed petition with the Interstate Commerce C;:ommission~",
 , 'alleging 'that discrimination was being practiced against their" . ,
     members, in that grain would move from a point iI). Southwest'
   'Missouri to St., Louis, Missouri, and there be ground in~o' flou. r.
I    or be' unloaded int.o a local elevator, and' have the state; rate .
     apply and,later move out on the effective'Tates .fron~:'St. Louis,~ ,
     while if grain·was milled at an interior Missouri point or shipped', '
I    direct to a de'stination beyond St. Louis, the interstate ra'te
     was applied up to St. Louis. The petition of the Southwestern
     Missouri Millers' Club also drew attcn tion. to certain other
I    rate cond,itions brought about by the application of the state
     rates to St. Louis. ,                                               ,.'
          Intervention petitions were flIed in these cases by interested"
I    parties in Illinois, Tennessee and numerous other states,and
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               this Commission intervened and at the hearing in Sl. Louis
 .. was represented by the head of this department and offered
" - testimony to the Interstate Commerce Commission. This case
 .,.' ~" in reality is a second "Shrc'veport Case," in that the testimony
; ':,'.' offered by representatives of the' Southwestern Millers' Clu.b·
-< ,'c tended         to  'show' that the Missouri state rates discriminated .
. . ' .... against the-interstate rates. . At this time this case is still in .
:. '. .~~ the hands of the Interstate Commerce Commission and is set
, .~ "", for oral argument on January 8, 1915..
",:                 Express Rates: Effective:August 10. 1914, a new scheme
 ...... ··:.~of express rn\Cs became applicable bet\veen points in the state of-
                Missouri. As outlined in this Commission's report for 1913•
     . .. :.: the classification and first-class rates promulgated by the Inter..; ,
'. '.',:~ Istate Commerc·c. Commission were adopted for use between
  .' .·~.i.' points in the state of Missouri.      The second-class rates as pro-'
.':<          "vided in the scheme were adopted only as maximums, that is. all
    ' .. ' commodity rotes in effect on June 30, 1913, remained in effect
.. :';::', unless the second-class rate under the ,new schedule provided
.' ....:; . . a lower charge. This new scheme of express rates brings about a
, , .': '-- materfal reduction in the ~evenues of the express companies.
'..<'.~. ':It mal(es heavy reductions on small packages regardless of the
 ;:.",.' diitance moved and makes reductions on 'heavy packages for.
~;' . ·::·long distances. while making small advances for heavy shipments .
." '-.', moving shorter distances.. It can be stated that' 70 per cent'
; .,..... ,of the tolul number of shipments between points in' Missouri
....'.~: weigh twenty pounds or less, and at least 98 per ce'nt of the'
      , '. 'charges applicable on 20 pound packages were reduced by this
: ...... schedule; hence it will be seen that at one stroke p~actically'
;.,.;. 70 per cent of the total number 'of shipments have secured. a'
,".-:>          reduction. Th~ only exception ';to this on 20 pound packages
 ~,.~.: . .: is where a low rate was in effect at the time of 'the change, that
X.··. \ is. from St. Louis to 'Vebster Groves or s~me very near by point,
.~' .. ~ .': where the expross service was, in fact in competition with the
':,'.' \vagon haul.                             . .
  ~. The basis of these rates and the scheme of working same
.'....... was fully explained by. the' Commission in its First Annual
                Report. Tersely speaking, it is to divide the state into blocks
   :'.-
      ......
                approximately 51 miles by 64 miles, which are again divided
 ,.~. :','; .into sixteen equal sub~blockfl. The rate from a point     in  a sub-
         :". ,. block
': /- . . to one block is. figured to a point . .         in the sub-block of any
 '; .' .block which 'is adjacent to the block of origin. but if the ship-
•.•.•. 0::. ment. goes .into. a block not adjacent to .or to,uching the bloc,k
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              SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR               1914.                     25

     of origin then the rale is the same from any point in the block
      to any ,point in the other block. Thus, if a shipment moved'                -,
. 'from the farthest eastward point in one block, such as Olter-
e ville in Block 1132 on the Missouri Pacific, to the first eastward
:' p'oint in another block, Dutzow in Block 1135, ,it would possi-
  . ·bly bring about an advance from the effective rates under, the'
,1    old basis because this rate would likewise apply from the most
      southwesterly point in Block 1132, Osceola, to '.the ~ost' north:' .
      easterly point in Block 1135~ West Alton, and if a check 'werc" "
'l made of all of the rates in these two blocks or a check was ade         :n
       of the actual points making shipments, it would pe found that
  : 'reductions would be brought about, but there 'are some.' few" .
       instanc~s in each of these blocks where it must naturally follow
   , ~n using a group or, block system that some advances must be
  ,~ encountered.                                                     . t','  ~.
              These rat~s became effective on August 10, 1914, and it ,
       is impossible at this time' to give definite figures as to the exact, "
     , result, of the application of these rates, though comparisons "
   ': have been made' by this departm~nt of the result of the appli-'
       cation of the rates at various points in the state.
            . There was u. misundersLanding on the part of the ca~riers
       when'the rates first went into eITect, as to the application of the'
     . commodity rates, and this caused the assessment oLmany"over. ~, "
        cha,rg~s thropghout the ,state, ,and especially, ,vas 'this:,true ',:"
       upon shipments of butter, eggs, poultry, beer, and like, com-
        modit i e s , ;                                         .. ~.          ~'
                                                                               I '        ',\


              A 'second confere~ce' .was,' h~d by theCommis~ion:,',vith~
        the' >express companies, and as a result thereof, tariffs were :' ,
        straightened out and clear explanations of the rates were 'pub- . ,' ..
I" lished as ordered.                                               : ,,~,::'
              The Commission'rec,eives a monthly' stat~ment,: showing' .
        the number of packages and,the' charges._thereon from each"
I station' in the state, This statement is compiled as soon as' the ~
I month' closes' and before corrections have been made,' but '.it

I,
        does 'not reach the Commission until about. ninety days after"'"
        the' close of tp.e month, and as September is ,the first-'full, month,' :
        that the new rates were in effect a definite stat~ment as.to 'the .-,',
        result cannot be given.                                         ..
~"            Below are shown a few of th'e stations~ in 'the' stal~ of Mis..:
r sou~i with the' n~mber of packag~s shipped in October, '1913
        and 1914, and the revenue .~ollected by· the' express <iornp'~mies
        on such shipments,                                     ...:: ':.
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      26                                  PUBLIC         SERVICE COMMISSION.


                                                          No. PaOkll.gell.                Revenue•
                .
                       Statton.
                 '.                       .              1013.          1014~        1013.                1914.
                                                                                                                   I
                                                                                                                   \
                                                       l---'-,.......·I-----I-----~
    " Adrian.. , ...................... ~ . ~ ......        647           571        $2.5l. 80            $210.22
        :Bergar. .............................              332           311         145.38                113.88
        :Bonne Terre..•...•. , '. , .. ,                    415             411       157.20                128.02
        Bonnots Mill •... :; .••.•.•                        197 '           459       104.88                190.30
        Butler .•••.•.• ::: •.•..•.•                        728             108       2G9.7!!               212.31
         Bunceton •.•. , .• , : .• , ....                   152             227        BO.02                 1)1).87
       ~Drexel....... ,. .... "....... ".:, ..........      261     ,     . M7'       107.GO                IGO.lHI
         Ethol., ..••.• , •.•••.••.•..                                             ..  71. 10
                                                            250          , 243                               58.34
         Froderlokstown. , ..•.• , •• ;                     494           SCQ         258.03                225.55
      . Hannibal ••••...•.••• , •..                       1,,154         1,388        407.0G                436.211
         Hermann •••.• f. '••••••••••                       587            731        270.47                205.77
         Holden ••••........•.....                          926         ·/.202        382.80          ,     ::I1l5. 30
        J"1l.6\ler •••••••••••••••••••                      554            42\1       108.11              134.17
        Jofferson City ..•...•.•...                       1.817          2.654        780,73             !lSO.37
       , KanaM City.. , . , , , •..• ' ..                31,000         33.162     11,400.03          IO,3DO.BO
         Marceline............ :, ..                        313            404        112.12              137.06

             ,Total, .......• , ••.•••                   39,956         43,199    $11S-075.64        $14,088.13

                                                                                                 .         .
·                   It is thus apparent that from the above stations the express
  .: . companies handled 3243 more packages in October, 1\.)1<1, than
       .in October. 1913. and received $987.51 less money in 1914 than
  · . in 1913.
  · '.         Two Line Rates: Seclion3241, R. S. Mo. 1909, provides for
          the application of continuous mileage for shipments moving
  · ~ " via two or more lines. It ';vas held by the Commission in Casco
   " No. 99 that the Public Service Comm!ssion Law clearly repealed
  '... that portion of section 3241. This resulted in little injury to
 · the shippers of the state, as there has been no provision for the
 , . application of through rates between points in Missouri in any'
  .. 'of the Railroad and \V arehouse Commission orders, and the
                       I


          continuous mileage provision in section 3241 referred only io 'the
 .' :.. commodities covered thereb~ and was never in effect in the
 '. state .of Missouri. As soon as this action was taken by ..t.he
           Commission and the question was definitely decided·, a proceed~
          'ing was initiated by the Commission to determine the necessity
  · " of through rates anci routes on all 'commodities, and the case I
',: ,was set for.hearing and testimony taken in September and final
  _ .- testimony taken in' December. There are certain joint rates
. '., .in effect betwee.n points in the state of Missouri. For example,
. '·on classes frOID, St. Joseph, Missouri, to points on the Wabash
         'and ·to points on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, through
       .' rates are quoted in. connection withlincs operating out of St.
~:        SECOND ANNUM. REPOI\T. FOR YEAR            1914.      27

 Joseph; but as a general proposition through rates arc not in

IcfTect between pain ts in the state of Missouri, and when a ship-.
'ment is made from a point on one line to a painton any other '
 line it results' in the combination of the -local rates of each road

Ibeing applied. This case will be submitted to the c;.ommission
 at· an early date. -             ..     '.         .
     '. Mixed Car Load Shipments: Sections. 31'26. 3127 and
                                                              ... ' .

 3182, R. S. Mo. 1909, provide rates upon mixed car load ship- .
1 ments.· These sections were evidently drawn at different.
  times and there is a cross between the sections. as' well as a'

I lack of definiteness that causcs, a different applieation of these
  rates via the difTerent lines in the state, as well as a question of
  the validity of either or all of the statutes by the different rail~

I roads. The question of mixed car load 'shipments is one that
  has caused trouble for the common carriers since the date of'
  transportation and is one that has never been definitely ad-

I justed, nor does it seem possible to draw a rule that is fair and
  reasonable in all instances and that is not discriminatory.
   Mixed car load rates mean the forwarding of less, than car

I load shipments at car load rate·s. The practice has becn recog-
   nized by the carriers for many years on certain commodities,
   and in .certain territory it is openly recognized by the carriers. .
   In the ,~'est all kinds of agricultural implcments are permi"tted. '
I  to mix, as arc most kinds of furniture. The western lines have
   attempted to restrict the power to forward mixed car. load'

I  shipments to the basis of the manufacturer, as well as the dealer;·,
   while the ~astern lines have, as a whole, permitted any mixture '.
   which is not intended to defeat the through rate. This is a ' .
   subject that requires' serious consideration by 'the .commissi'on·
I  and will be handled during the coming yea'r.  i


      . Official State Map: It is the general policy of state com-
   missions to issue a-n official railway map of the' state at leasL
I  once every two years; but no map has becn issu~d in :VIi~souri
   since 1910 !lnd the Commission has placed an order for an
    official. map of Missouri. This map will be in colors, a· dif-
I  ferent color being assigned to cach road. The map '\'ill show

 _ the distance between 'all stations and the distance between
    junction points on every railroad where there is track connec-
I   tion. so that cars may be interchanged from one road to the
    other. It will carry designating symbols to show the county-
I. scat towns and will be accurate as of pecember 1, 1914.
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                                                          PUBLIC SERVICE 'COMMISSION•
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                     LIST OF CORPORATIONS AND COMPANIES OPERATING IN THE- STATE
                                                                    .    .       ,
                          , " :' OF MISSOURI UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE PUBLIC
                                 .' "                SERVICE COMMISSION WHICH FILE TARIFFS
'..
  :'
      ~ ••.
                     ", .', •
                          I.. •
                                                          WITH THE RATE DEPARTMENT.
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    , , '.~:' Railroads f '
,_.:' .                              Atohla<Jn, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.
            ."'.'                     Butler County Railroad,                                                  I
 '.  :.,         .- ..                nevier &; Southern Rallroad,                                             i'
                . "'.' ': '. Capo Olrardoau Northorn nallroad. .
  ,; ".                                                                                "     ,
                                      Cassv1llo ":: 'Veatern RaHway.

       ,
         . '
               . ..                   Chicaso & Alton Rnllroad.
                                      Chicago', Burlington & Quincy Railroad •.'
                                   , Chlcaso Oreat 'Vostern RaJlroad.
                                                                                                               \'
                                  , ChicagO, !l.mwo.ukee & St., PaUl RaHway.:                                  l
                                       Chicago, Rock Island & Paclno Railway.                                  I




                                                                                                                      I
                                       Deering Southwestern Railway, .'                                        I
   · '.-." . ,"                        Dos Peres Valley Railway.
                                       Oldeon &. North Island Railroad•.                                        ' '

  · '~-.' .,'.:, " Hannibal Connectlng Railroad.                                                                i
                                                                                                                i
                                       Iron County Central Rallroad.
  · >, _,                              Illinois Sou thern Railway.                     .,                       1
                                                                                                                I
          ',' ' .., . _,.              Iowa .I:: St. Louis RaJlway.                                             I
      , ' . ,;. .' .. ,~, .. Kansas City, Clinlon & Springfield Ral1way.                                  .. !
                     '.' "             ICnnsEls City Stook Yards.         ,.         ;
  " .~.'" "." .. KElnaaB City Southern Railway. .
   .:~:.': ;,' '.: '. , . ' !{onsas City Termlnnl Railway,
       '. ' , ' •. '., Load Dolt Rallwny.
     '}' ." ' .. '. Loavenworth Terminal Ro,Hway' nnd Bridge Oompany. ,
   :.,~ <. :~ .... ,. . Manufacturers' Raflwny of St. Louis.                                   ~
      ','\ '," ., .. <':               Mlddlobroolc, Oranltovitle & Belleview Railway.
     '. ., ".::,. ','~ Misslaslppi River &: Bonne Terre Railway.
                    '.,: -'.:, ': Missouri Valley RaHway .
     ,..
      -. .               .'."          Missouri-Illinois Bridge and Belt Railroad,
                      '~.' ...:. MIs~ourl .~ North Ar'lcansllA Ralli-oad, .
                                       Missouri, I{ansas ":: Texas Railway •
                                                                             .
      • ' .'.:' :,: ...., '.. :. .'. Missouri Paclnc Ro.Hway,
    '. ".
                  . .',                "'flaBourl Southern Railway.            ,
      '" .... : :.: .:",' Quincy. Omaha .\; l{ansaB City Rallroo,d.
      .          ." ,':' ".' Hoclcport, Langdon & Northorn Rallroad•
                        ..... - .. St. ,Joseph &; Orand reI and Railway,
                   -: " ",.'.'. ·St. ,Jolloph Termino.l Railroad ..
        • : .'. :.                     St:Louis &; Hannibal Rallway.
                           ~. .-'" Sta Louis, &. ~fjtJeourI Southern RalhvB.Y.
                                       St .. Loul6 k San Francisco Railroad .
                          .. , , St. Louis. Konnott &; Southeastern Rallroad.
           "             .             St.. LOUis Merchnnts Bridge Terminal Railway.
                                       St, Louis &; SouthwoB~crn Railway.                  .
             ,,' '., ."                St. Louis 'l'ransfer Rallway.               ,
                                       St, Louis, Iron Mountnln &: Southern Railway•
               . '.':: ,.":: . Salem', Winona & Southern Rallroad. '                      .
                - '.                .' Sbelby. County RlI.llroad.    '                  • "      : ..
                          SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                                              1914.
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             • ' 811\:0 d: Eadorn nullroad.                                                               '.
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                 Sligo Furnace Company,                                                           •
                                                                                                                  .'         .~   '~"      _     4

                 Tormlno.l Hallrond .... Blloclatlon     or St.   Louie. .       .'. . .                           ..' ':' ~', ~ . ': ~',.
                 Vereallte6 &. a~dalla. RI1\lroDod.                            . ,. "                          ."       , '..           '
                Wc.baeh Rc.llroad.                                 ,       '                                             .. -.        "        .,' .,'
.~: .           Williamsville, Greenville & St. Louis RaHway,.                       "::' ,";                  'e ,,~ >-" '.. ~: ~~' :i~':' '_"
    IDteturban and Electric. LInes:                                            ~ ..':\~     : '.• "<       . .-~ . ~'.- ," ..
                                                     •                 • •      .~   •   '. { •   '.:          •••••        _.    '''''.   I.   .'       :       '.


        , '       Cl\pe Olrarclc:J.Il-Jo.ckeon Interurban RaltWll.Y." .. '::.< -:, ~ .. :.-', . :';'.: .:' '.'
      " ,',' . 1lIInola Tractfon SY6tcm.                          ' . -." , .• ' , .... - ,'. .•' ': . _. ': '"
             : 'Jetrcnon City Brldgo nnd Tran.slt Company.· ;.,.. .:~, :,' , '.                     , '..: : .~ ..... '
.'        ,       Joplln & Pittsburg IlDoilwa¥.               .    .... :.,',,;:., ' :':': :;'":''' ;,,:,' \'.'.
     . ~'~: ~.':, Kansas City, Clay County /;; St.. Josoph R.aUwa.y~' ,": .~ ::. ,:' ';:,',':':' ,.',~' . ~::',
        ,         Kansas CIty & \Voatport Eolt Ra!lway.,           .. ' . .";/ t, '" , , : .'" ,: ,t . • ." .", :,~
               . Kanana City, Ozark & Southern Railway. ,', ',," :•. ~.••;, : .. '. ,..:: ' ,':: :'
;t,         '.', 'Oregon Interurban Rallway. ,                  ,., ,~.",',. 'I,~ <;, • ,d ,',. :, • ,','.;:
   .' ,      "Southwestorn MIssouri Rallroad.                       . ," .,~,:<.~; 2':',' : ,••, •'", ',;
               " St. Frl\ncQ18 CountY' Ra.ilroad.                ' "     .,_ .... :,,: ',,' /.,: ':;~ '" ;,' .'. j',
                  St, Josoph & Savannall RaHway.                                        " ' '" '<' ." ',: '


" ...,..., ~~:~::"~~':;.;"~:~;~~Y.                                     .                   ': "',: ig[;~.~\ F., :
                , Natlonal EXpre6$ Company,                                                   • "                      I .-,. : - ' •
                                                                                                                                                ....         ;


             . ~ Southern Express Company,                                                          .•• ' , .• ~.",'., ,
                . 'V.,1l8; Fargo ~ Company EJ:preu.                                                    ,;: ~ ';:.' " "
                                                                                                      "   .
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                                                                                            .• •J,' , -._" ',.
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                                                                                                                        ....
    SleepIng Car Unes:,            .   '                                                            .,         0' ." ,;' •
                 The Pu.Uinan Company,

                                 ENGI~EERINGDEPARTMENT.,,~'" ',:, . , :"::'
                   ....   'I.'

        '.
"          This department ~onsisls of a chief engineer, eight,' a~-'                                                                                            ",
     sistant engineers and one stenographer. The duties of the'
    ,Engineering Department consists of:             "                     .. ,
           1. . Appraisal of properly' of steam railroads; electric rail. "
'. "roads, express companies. electric utilities, water utilities,' gas, ,
  , utilities, telephone utilities, telegraph companies 'and healing.
  " utmtie~ for ,use as a basis of rat.e making, or for accounting ,.~'
I and capitaliz3. lion. The appraisal may also serve as. a ,basis : "
I;·; Jor. taxation.                          , '                           ' ",
  "       ,2. ' ·Investigation of accidents' on 'steam and electric .rail-
   ' ways resulting in injury or death.                .'
t _ .. 3.' Protection, alteration and elimination of gr:ldc crossings.
          '4. Investigation of safely and adequacy of service re'ndercd '                                                                                             I


      by ~team railways.
I          5.' . Investigation of adequacy of service rendered by. any


I '.
     public utility.         ,                         . '
           6., Investigation to determi'ne necessit.Y' and safet.y :of ,
   , switch track and sidetrack connections.'                         .' '
           7.'·' . .of signal systems and interlocking plants. '. .
                 .Investigation                     .
                                       "
                                       PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.                   I'
                     8. Track scale testing.
                     r_,                               ,,'                       I
                     Appraisal of Properties of Public' Utilities: The appraisal'
           . of the properties of the following p'ublic utilities has bden'
       '-:    '0conipleted:                                                    ,I
" ",'.'                Ozark Power and Water Company, Joplin.                    '
   , 'i, :-,," 'Missouri Public Utilities Company, Charleston.                     ,I
       ,' "            Consumers Electric Light &. Power Plan~, DeSoto.          I
 ',: ,. ~ '. ',.- Columbia Gas Plant, Columbia.
 ", '\,~.,\ Jefferson City Light, Heat & Power Company, Jefferson City.
~.' .::-:. ," :,," Southwestern Telegraph & Tclcphone Company,' St. Louis.
,~.':"':'~"'~'." Soutln"cslcrn Telegraph &. Telephone CompanY,Caruthers-
     ;' : 7 .      : ~       '.          ...               .             .   .   I"
 . .:"'"                    VIlle.                    '                    ' ,
 , :'.', ", Columbia Telephone Company, Columbia.                                I
                       Citizens Telephone Company, Tipton.        .
                       The Engineering' Deparlment in now en'gaged in apprais-
   I            iog the property of the Kansas City Electric Light Company. '
             , ",:


        ,"         'Apprr:isals of the property of the Cassville & 'Vestern I
                Railway Company and of the Missouri Southern Railway Com- I
  .,'           pany have been completed. The.preliminary work of appraising
:' .:: ,the properly of the ~Mississippi R~ver & Bonne Terre Railway!
                is now under way.
              .        Investigation of Accidents on Steam and Electric Railways:
         ': ,', Steam and clectric railways are required to wire immediate
                 reports of accidents. These messages are followed by detailed
'.... ' " report of accident. At the end of each month a summary of all                   'I



   ,~ . ',',' ,accidents that have occurred during that month is filed with'
      .':' '. the Commission.                "               .          ,
. ,.               '.       A careful examination is made of all wrecl~s and 'accidents
'.. ";'. -resulting in injury or death. ,The purpose of these investi. :
.' .';,', ,'.: gations is to delermine the cause and to apply corrective measures I
     ..... ':. rathcr than to fix the blame.        .   ,                    '            I
 , . :, ~ .           As a result of such investigations many highway ~rossings           I
                at 'grade have been protected and plans have been 'prepared I
              " for threc inlerlocl~ing plants.. ."                               ,
                    , Protection, Alteration and Elimination of Grade Crossings:
"'. 'Studies have been completed and general plans have been pre-
: . ',~' pared for the elimination of the following crossings:                 l.

                    Eager Roo.d with MissourI Pacltlo Railway at St. Louis.
                       1,
  ".                McRee Avenue with Missouri Paclftc Railway at Sf. Louis.
                      2.
                    Shaw Avenue with Missouri Pacltlo Railway at St. Louis.
                      3.
  •.                Klngshighway with 1>1issouri Paoltlo Ro.llway at St. Louis.
                      4.
" -. .         S.'. Wilson Avonue with Missouri Paoitlo RailwaY at St. Louis.,
     :.. ',:',,6." Sklnker Road with Rock Island Ral1l'oad at St. Louis.
               .SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                                       19]4.                                ;'31
·7,       Lindell Avenue with Wabash Railway at St. LouIs,
 8,       Union Avenue with W~bash Rallway at St. LouIs.
 O.       DeBallvere Avenue with Wabash and Rook Island Railways at St. Louis.
10,       Waterman .Avenue with \Vabuah Railway at St, Louis.
11 ..     Klngahlghway with Wabash ltallway at Bt. Louis.,
12.     . Delmar,Boulevard with \Vasbah Railway at St. LouIs.              "
13.       Ollve Street·.Road· with Wabash Railway at St. Louis.
14.       Maple Avenue with Wabash Rallway at St. I_ouls.              • .
15.       Berry Road with Frisco Railway Company In'St. Louis County.'
16,       50th Street with Frisco Railway Company and' Missouri Paolfio Railway. ,.
              Company. Kansas City.
17.       Blue Avenue with Chicago and Alton Railroad. Company In' Jackson County.
18."      North Sixth Street with severa) railroads at St. Joseph.
19.       South Sixth Street with several railroads at St. Joseph " '.
20.       Monterey Street with several railroads at St. Joseph,
21.       Sixth and, Olive Street with Rock Island Rallway at St, josep~:.
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    Bridges over the Wabash at Fee Fee Road: and: Horde
Avenue,' both in St. Louis County, have been reconstrucled.
     The following crossings have been protected either by
gates, flagman. bells or annunciator:
Bt, Louis-Missouri Pacific         ,              ,             MInnesota Btroot.
            Missouri;Pacific. " ......••. ,                     Koeln Avenue.
            Missouri Pacillc       ,         '.. ,              Robert Street.    '.
            Missouri Pacific                        , .....• Wilmington Street,
            MiBsouri Pacific                  ,                  Eager Road.         : ",
            Missouri Pacific       ,                             McRee Avenue.
            Missouri Pao! fio.·                 '.'      ;      Ivory Avenue.
            Missouri PacUlo .. ,                 '     : ..• , Merameo ,Street, '
            Missouri Pacific •........... , .. ' .. :, . Chippewa Street..
Sedalia Dlvision-M. K. & '1'         , • ,".•••..•••.• , • Mile Post 247.                      ," "  ..
St. Louis Divlslon-M. K. & T             : .. ,           '. , • Mile Post 4'1.
~tart1nsburg-:-- Wabaah ..•....................• Cedar Street.                    ~ 0-:' ~. ~- ; ~
                                                                                           'c.


Keytesville--Wabash           , ,'                    ,.....                          , . ',' .
 \Vollsvlll&--Wabash.+ •......... :                    1",   •••••      Second   street.         .        ,",f   \~.
               Wabash,"         '                  , .........• Madison Street.              '., .•
 Huntsville-Wabash,.:.              I:' I"'.................                                                         t'::~:'9.... -,'
. St. LOUis CountY-Rock Isla.nd       ~                       r   •••   La Due Road,                                   . J. t
  New Cambria-C. B: & Q         ' ..J.         ,                   :.                                      : ' , ".      ,'.'

  Palmyra-C. "E. & Q          ;                                     "                                 .'         ••. '      ~
 l-Iamilton-C. B. & Q; ...••....... :            I·.....          I " " : ' ,.., ' ~ •.
 Poplar Blulf-Mlssourl Pacific      ,     ,            , Vine Street.   ';.:. ::. '.~.:; .. 1.
 Center Viedw-~lssoulri Pa.ciftc,           ,,~      '.. Main Sstreet.      . \: ',':.,T/~.i. I~,.
 Gresnwoo -MIBBour PacIfic                       ,       Main treet,       "' ,
 Holden-Missouri Paclffc .. ,           ,    ,.:         Second and PIne:' "-".:-.: r
 Joplin-Missouri Pacific       '. ......•... ,        :, Central Avenue. .: -:"~
 Med.lll-A. T. & S. F..........................                              .; : ;:'"
 Bucklin-A.T.&8.F.. :                      :............                         \1'" .. , ,I; J,
 Plattsburg-A. T .. & S. F .....................• ' ~                                  , ~~: :"' ... ~
 Alma-C. &; A                     ,        :      ,            .
 GraIn Valley-C. & A        ,                 ,.,              .
 801sa-C. & A ......•.... ,         ,                          .
 Cemont City-A. T. & S. Ii'           ,             '.' . , ..•
 Chnrleston-Mis8ouri Pacific            ',                  , .. East Wa.lnut:
 Doxter-Missouri Pacific, ...................•. Bloomfield Road.
 Liberty-C. M. &; St. P.;. , . , .. , , .. , .. , . "            South Missouri Streot.·
        . C. M. &; St. P .. , ,               '                 ,South Leonard Street.
                      32                                   PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
                               "                                                   ,
                      St. JOllapb.."...C. B. A Q, •• , ..... , •••• , , •••• , • , •• '. Ct'dll.r Stroot.
                                       C, n. & Q, • , .• , I • • • • , • • • • • ',.' • • • • • Oak Street,
                                               C," D, ",'t Qu.'+, •• ;   + ••   t' .• ; •. , ' t . , . , . \VaJnut Stroot.   . i
                                                                                                                              ':
                                               C. D .•'" Q                                                 Sycamore Streot.'   .. :
.,.".,                    ;,
                                               C. n. &, Q.:            '.', "     , •........ , . ,Tonth Stroet
                                                O. B. &0 Q          ' •••••.•.; •• '. '. ; '.' •••••• .Elevonth Stroet.
                                                C. D . .1:; Q ..•••••••••••• ': ••• " ••.•., , • Twolfth Streot,
             .
             ,'
                  ~
                      ...
                       ..                       C, n . .1:; Q    , •. : ~ •• ~ • '• • : , . ;' • , .' .... Fourteonth Stre~t..
                                                C.B.&Q                               :., •. :.. : .., .. Sh::teunthStreat.         I'
    ..
         "        •. ....
                      ",
                                                C. B. & Q ••.. '" •..•• , ,', •.• , , ,
                                                C. B, .'" Q:. , , " , , ... ',' . , , '.• , . _,
                                                                                                           Penn nod Sovonteonth 'Stro()t.
                                                                                                           Twenty·Socond Street.      '
         '~.          ,    ., .                 C. Q, '"". , . ' ••.• ,'. , , '. • , ,' . . . . . • _      Third Street..
i
         :,..- • • 1

              ,"                   ,," .
                                               ,A. T . .1:; S. F ... , ' , , . ; .•.. , .... ; . ',' .• Twenty-Second Street.'
    . :: ...
'.\',;~..                                  Investigation of Saf~tyand Adequacy of Service Rendered by
 ,::" ':Steam Railways: The annual inspection of the railroads of
'~.: ", Missouri is made for the purpose, of determining' whether the
'~.:.\",·general condition of the same is such as to give safe and :adc';'
"-.' 'quate service to the' traveling public.. ' . :         ' . \..
 '.',       Section 43 of the Public Service' Commission L~w:, pro~
      vides in part as follows:                                     '
            "The commission shall have the power. eHher through Its mem\)ors or reapon-
:'.,   sibl0 engineers or Inspectors <.luly authorized by'It, to cntor In and upon llnd to .
      ,Inspect tho \lro\1llrty, equipment, buIldings.' pillonta, factorills, power houses and
    '. onlcos of any of Bueb corporations or persons, Inoludlng the right for such lnspootlon .
       purpose to rlde upon nny frolght locomotive or train or any pasBcnger Iocomotlvo
  ,:, or traIn While In eerVlce: and to have upon reasonELble notice the uee of an In.!'
. " . epoct\on locomotivo or apecla.I locomotiv~ and Inspection car far e. pltyaical Inapoc- .i
 " .. tlan once annually of all the lines and atatlons of eaoh common carrier u ndor ita .
. ",. suporvialon."                                    .

    ., _, . Acting in aCf:ordance with the provisions of said section,
, :-,.', a careful inspeclion of all the'steam road track in Missouri has.
 <.', b~en completed. As a result· of this inspection there has' been ,:
,: , : .' ::m improvement in roadbed, depots, drainage. crossing protecii.on "
    -:.;: and maintenance. water supplY,sanilation, interlocking and"
,<,,'.:'·gencral operating c o n d i t i o n s . . '                           .,                                                           I



              . Investigation of the Adequacy of Service Rendered by any·.
'~:.:,,~- Public Utility: As the result of formal complaint rela'tive to:·
   ,.- .' the service rendered by the United Railways Company of St. ",
: .. Louis. a traffic survey was made and a report submitted to the: .
:', ,:" Commission. This report contains recommendations covering ','
, . ,'standards or', service, additional ·looping facilities arid cxtcn- ,,'
 ';' ;.sions necessary to provide for the immediate and near future
  :": ·,tninsportation requirements of the city of St. Louis.
     '. '. Investigation and report has resulted' in the improve-
       :: ment of the physical eondi tions of the' overhead' distribu tion
   .,~."" syste,ms- of the telephone and elec~ric" utilities at Sedalia.,
                                                                          .. \                                                     .,
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              SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR ,YEAR                  1914.,             ,        j       1-3.'3
                                                                                      ;'


         A trafftc study of the service rendered by the Southwest'er~'
   Telegraph arid- Telephone Company of St. Louis 'has been: ':'
                                                       '~I                                                      ..

   co'mpleted.          '                        ,      I' , ,

         Investigations ,'have been' co'mpl~ted 'in .St. Joseph' an9 .. "
   Hannibal relative to street railway 'service' ~nd             'todetermine ~ c
 . the necessity for extensions. ','              '. ,'.' ,.. :,';~         .. '
    ,     Investigation and report on the water> inipph': at Sedalia'·'·
   has resulted in an order for the ',installation ,of a ·filtration plant.. ;
    Plans for this plant have recently been a'pproved,' 'and the'
    work will 'now go forward. '.         .,        ' ,        "'~; ," " > ,,'
          Investigation to Determj.ne 'N ~cessity and SafetY.,of Switch: ,
- "and Side Track Connections: A survey and report. was' sub- .'
  , inii.t~d- relative to connecting tr~ck between'the C. B.:/&,Q., ~nd ,", ~
    Wabash' at Macon,                                "         , : ' ','".
         Investigation of Signal Systems and I,nterlo~irln~;'Pl~ts:,.' 'I t, .
    is the duty of the signal engineer to insp~et interlocking plants,
    automatic and othe.r block signals and highway' grade crossing'
  . prot,eetion.                         .
          Rules governing the design, construction, maintenance a'nd
" operation of interlocking plants were formulated last year. '
           Rules governing the design. construction; 'maintenanc~
~
 .:·a'nd operation of automatic block' signals are now"under con-', .
         •                            J                                ""\   '.        •       •       •    ~

 'sideration.       .                     "           "        ,':':,' ',' :.,' ,
           No attempt has' been' made' to, fo~~ulate st~~dard' .r~les'·',
.. for g~ade corssing protection.       ,. "'.     .    .. ,':.'.., '..-~, ;
   ,       As a result of investigati~n',th~ in terloci-dng 'phints', a'i ~
: , Machens and Old Monroe have             beenreconstructed.              . . ,;".   .,
           Plans have been prepared for interlocking plants,at N:i~hois.' '.
     Southwestern Junction and Aurora.            ",                . '.:···.1,: " -,',
       . The automatic block'signal system r~ceDtly i'nst~l1e'd;~on
     the Kansas City. Clay County & SL Joseph Railway has' been'
     inspected and approved'"        '.     " ., "      . ," , ':,.':./ " ",', ~
           Several interlocking and signal layouts in'stalled· in;' C(iD-' .
     neclion with the new. 'terminal, at Kansas City' have, been in-', . ,
     spected and approved. '.                        ' " " I ' . '~. . ' '
        , Plans for ,interlocking plant at Floyd have been .app'roved.
           Automatic block' signal system on the C. B. '& : Q. from
     St. Louis to Machens' has been inspected and approved. ' \ '




~
           Track Scale Tests: One member of the Engineering Depart:.
\ . ment accompa~ied t~e United States Scale Te.sting C~~ on .its
     trip, through MISSOUri for the purpose of becomrng famIlIar wIth.
     the methods of scale testing.                                                   '
          34               PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.


 :,      ,General: The Engineering Department' is badly haindi_1
 , "capped in the performance of ,its work by exceedingly congested
" ',."                       ,            '      ,             I    I
, '," office space.          "                                 I
                                                                                      1
               DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS AND ACCOUNTS.
              "     This' department is ~on1posed of a chief accountant, four I
',>"'assistants and one stenographer.
        ,'          The duties of this department consist, of the compilation
 " ',: of statistical information from annual reports Hled by the public
   '_ utilities opd"iating within the state and making audits of utilities
,'~' .:." which have applied to th.e Commission to permit an adjust-',
  '; : ment of their rates', or which have had complaints filed against
·:~.' "':"them by the public on account of excessive rates having been
· .. : charged or insufilcien\ service having been rendered.
,~
                                                                                ::
              ,      The following are the names of, ,some of the companies;
         • '. which have been audited during the year:                    '               I

                     Companies having made Application to increase their Rates:
                     Southwestern Telegraph" and Telephone Company of Mis-
                          souri; anplication to increase their rates in the 'city of
                           St. Louis.
                     Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Company of Mis-
                           souri; Caru thersville exchange.
                 ,- 'Mississippi ,River and Bonne Terre Railroad Company~
l,   ••
              , ",         application to increase passenger rates.
 ,~ '.'            ,Missouri Southern Railroad Company; application to: in-
                          crease both freight and passenger rates.
     .'              Companies against whom Complaints were filed on :ac-
 ,",,", "._ count of Excessive Rates having been charged, or Insuffici,ent
              Service having been rendered ~ '                                     \
"", "                De Soto Electric Company.                                     I,
         " " ", ,Missouri Public Utilities, Company, Charleston plant. i
         " . , ,Columbia Gas Company.
 ,,':,,',', ,Columbia Telephone Company.
 ,                . Jefferson City Light, Heat and Power Company•
    . . l.!.~
                     \Vcs,t St. Louis Water and Light Company.
                    This depn:rtment is at present engaged in auditing the
", "" books of the Kansas City Electric Light Company.
 · ',- " "Annual reports of steam railroads, electric railways, ex.press I
" ':.',companies and the Pullman Sleeping Car Company have been
          . :compiled and are now in the hand~ of the 'printer.             "       .J '. ,
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             SECOND ANNUAL REPORT. FOR YEAR            '1914.      35
          Uniform: System of Accounts ': The Public Servi~~-.Com.
    mission Law empowers the Commission to prescribe systems of
  , a,cco,unts to be used by railroads, street, railways, express com-" ..
     panies, sleeping car companies, carriers ,by water and all other,
     common carriers subject to its jurisdiction, telephone' and tele-
    'graph companies, electric, gas" water and heating companies.'
     The Commission is also empow:ered,' to . prescribe, systems of.
     accounts to be kept by municipalities operating public utilities'" ,',
           During the past year the Accounting Department has, - .
                                                   I


     been engaged in the work of compiling uniform'systems of ac-
     cpunts to; be kept by public utilities, but the'· coinplet~on of
     this work has been delayed on account of the. Interstate Com-. '
                                                         of
 " merce Commission having undertaken the revision the systems
     prescribed for railroads, street railways and, telephone and
     telegraPh: companies. Systems of accounts have, ho'wever, 'been·
     prescribed for electric, gas. water and heating companies and
     municipalities.                           , . I,            ,

           Method of Perfecting the Systems of Accounts' which have
     been Prescribed: Tentative drafts were prepared' and served
     upon alI electric, gas, water and heating companies and munici-,
     palities, with a request that the drafts be studied with a.'view to
     making improvements and filing criticisms with the Commission. '
                                                             I
           A public hearing was, held in Jefferson City, at"which a
, committee of twelve was appointed from the representatives.
f', of the utilities present to confer with the' Accounting Depa:rt-.
, ment for the purpose of perfecting t11e system submitted. Com~
;.. mittee meetings were thereafter held in Kansas. City, .si~ Louis
      and Jefferson City, which were attended by the Chief Accountant·
. of this Commission and at which were discussed the classifica-
 , tions of other state commissions. with the"result that the sys-
~ terns of accounts which have been prescribed by the Com~ission
t. contain all of the principles prescribed in classifications whi~h
!!' have been previously issued.                          -'       ; .:  "
          .The classifications are 50 arranged that they contai';' only' .
 ._  the ~ec~5sary ac~ounts which ~ll utilitie~ should keep. a·n~. ~re
      in sufnClent detml as to pcrmlt compansons between' utlhhes
I  . operating under different systems and reports made under the,",
     classification of accounts prescribed by other states. at, the' .
      same  time being sufficiently flexible to conform. to the. needs "
     of large and small companie's, all utilities being permitted to " '
, . keep additional or suh-accounts'f.or. the purpose of 'comparison,
        36                 Punuc SERVicE          COMMISSION.                         I
                                                                                      !
    ,                                                              •       j   •      $

". '-,:.: .which .will be clo~ed each J~ca.r in to the con lrolling
                                                                  0; sub-~ccou n ts II
:-" ',: prescnbed by this CommlsslOn.                                    "            I


  ,",               Forms of annual reports have been served upon the electric,
-:' ,.','.' gas, . water and healing' companie§ and municipalities, which'
  ~.: ~, . will be required to be filled out as at December 31, HH4. thus
   '~'. ~":. ~enabling this Commission to ascertain the condition of 'tp'c
: ·'·... utilities as to the amounts of their investment; revenues, ex- ;
  - ;:," pcnses and per cent, of return.                          . '
     . ~~, '        The experience of the Commission has been that the records
.~:.,"'" 'or'the flverage public utility ·are 'so meager as to detail that
 .:' <.: sufficient information cannot be obtained to properly adjust
~.:::,:' .~ their rates, The systems, no doubt, will have to be revised
"\~',:, ... from time to time, but they are believed' to be as nearly perfect :1
: :;.' .: as it is possible .to make them without an actual trial, and to
  :,,::.'. ,'. better understand the principles upon which they have been:
     ;:. built up, the following· explanation will be of assistance,
                    Financial Facts to be Accurately Stated: In every line of
                business there are two vital points to be considered, namely, .
    :\.' .' the amount invested and the rate of return, and the classifica- :
     ,·.·.tions which have been prescribed require that the books of the
      .' . '. utilities shall be kept in such a manner as to clearly display
   ,:: ". " this information,                     .                    .
           .,        The results to be obtained from the use of such a system :.
-'; _; .. ' ',,,ill be beneficial _to the public, to the manager and directors '.'
.               of the comp&ny, to the prospective investor and to the holder'
'.:::,: '. of stocks .and ~onds.. The co~sumer w,m be ~ntcrested in knoWin g/,,:
   : ,,', that he IS bemg charged a rate WhICh Will net the company
  ...;...... '. a reasonable return on the -investment. He' may insist upon ~
~"'~:> ~improved service and the ~ompany will b'e in possession of-
'; ",: .. the facts to determine' whether it is reasonable for' him to de-'
:,~~.,>. mand it at the existing rates, or ~vhether an increased charge'
 :: / ' will ,be necessary. The .company's records will clearly. show.:
 -~._: ". the amount of investment upon which it should pay taxes.
;',: - ",.'          Public service utilities have been granted certain p·rivi-.
 ':_)"~,' ::'-:leges by the state 'and' local communities which: individ.1lals
     '         :and corporations ,generally do not possess, such as the use of
 < , .' .. streets and public places which arc the propcr~y of the publlc,

    .': ,- ". and the public is thc~efore in  a     sense' a partner in the enter-
 .,': ::. 'prise 'and is entitled to. know the result of the company's. opera- :
   ':';:'. tions.                       . '                    .;                      .
  ..:,> :<...        The management of the company will be 'penefited .by
        ':, .:: having at all times a complete record, .of its transactiO,ns, front
             SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                 1914.         ,> " " "   37
                                                        ~           ..   .~

   which can be ascertained the weak points in'the organization.
 , The prospective investor, will be, ben,efited by knowing that a .,
· proper system of records prescribed by the Commission can 'only'
  'display the correc;t transactio~s of the company. The holders
 .' or- stocks and bonds will only have' to, examine        a    copy of the,
 · annual .report fIled with the Commission to ascertain-the value' .
    of their "holdings. The records which have been kept by the'
  'average 'utility did not displ~y the true"condition:' and the stock-.
  ',holder was not in a position to know 'of mismaiuigement or
   'the improper use of funds and~could not procure su'fficient evi-
    dence to punish the guilty parties. .'                : . , , ' . .'
          How Records shall be kept and the Information Obtainable:
  "The systems prescribe the :principles according to which accounts·
  ,.shall be kept, so as to prevent 'the charging of items to wrong .
                                     ' .
  ;'accounts.                                            .        ,/           "
          The ,fixed as~ets will' represent only the ":i~vestme~'t in
  ~ property devoted to the rendering of service a~d production
  ~ of income and the classification specifies the 'particular items
     chargeable to each fixed asset account.        ,'"    ' ,-,           "
          Investments in' property. not devoted" to. 'operatio'os 'will
   : be required. to be kept distinctly separate.~ . >'".                -.
  , 'The system provides. that Discount and Expe'nse on Fu'nded
, Debt be amortized out' of earnings, and prohibits ,th"e 'capitali-
: ., zati~n of these items; thus assuring. an accurate s'tate'ment of
': the fhed asset values· whieh will represent only the amount
: ,'actuallY expended for additions and betterments.
r .,      The accounts are, so arr~nged as to show clearly'the revenues
L 'and expenses and profit on operations as 'separate from other
E . reven ues, and other expenses.'        '       . , .          .    "     .
      , Depreciation: Depreciation' take~ into 'account" the;                    "con..:
     sumption of Capital Invested through 'gradual wear 'and tear;,
, 'obsolescence and inadequacy." Such ~onstimption              of   invested
      capital is just as'much a part of· the cost o~production'as is the'
• . cost of coal consumed under the boilers, and it would be just as
5 false accounting to state the profit on operations :before taking ,"
 f'into account the amount of capital consumed through deprecia~
 "lion; as it would be lo state the profit before taking into con-
 - side'ration the cost of coal used in production,:' . : '              "
 -,~       In ord~r to arrive at the arrlOuntto be ch~rged to' cost, of'
    : prod'uction it will be necessary.to ascertain thci life of the fixed
"!:   assets and to include in: ,the op~rating expenses.:an amount
           SECOND ANNUAL REPORT. FOR YEAR              1914.
       'Operating expenses will contain only items of expense
  actually incurred in operating the plant; all expenses not con,;,.-
  nected with the operations will ,be recorded separately. '
 ,      AnilUal Report: The annual reports require 'that, the
  utilities prepare a Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss Account. as '
  well 'as, historical and statistical information. ,The Balance Sheet ~ , .
  is supported by schedules in which the items of Assets and Lia- .
  bilities are detailed.' ,                               "             '
        The Profit and Loss Acco'unt shows the:·various classes
. of operating revenues in detail. and the operating' expenses in-
   cluded therein are supported by detailed schedules.            ,
        Non-operating revenues and deductions' from.: gross in-,
f come are supported by schedules in which are fully described
, the nature of the credits and charges contained therein.
        The'statistical information required is such \hat' should
", be kept by all utilities arid will cover all points that would be of
   interest to the Commission and public.
                                                            .;,
                                                                    .,
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                                                                                         '




    GAS, ELECTRIC, HEAT AND WATER DEPARTMENT~
             .         -
       ,The work of this department is at present being carried          "


 .on by. its chief. and one stenographer. The general ,conduct
 . of this' work requires an accurate k~owledge of the engineering
   principles involved in the furnishing of gas. electricity. heat'
   and water for public service. as, wen as rates, quality and con-
   ditions' und,er which such service should be furnished.
         The routine duties of this- department. may be cla'ssified
. as follows:" -                -         ,       _.',
         First: The keeping, of an 'accurate' official, record' of all
  .corporations and municipalities furnishing. gas. electric, heating.·.
  <or water service in this state which come under the jurisdiction
   or'the Commission in. accordance \~ith the .definitions ,pro- '
   viped by the Public Service Commi~sion Law..                   ._
         Second: Attention to aU correspondence and. ve~bal re,;,
    quests for information coming before the Commission on mat-
    lers pertaining to the business of furnishing -gas. electric, heat-
  'jng or water service and allied technical subjects in general.
         Third: Adjustment of all correspondence complaints in-
   volving gas, electric, heating or water' service.
         Fourth: The filing of the schedules'of rates of gas, electric•
  . heating and water utilities.
         Fifth:. General inspection' and testa! service mete!s.· •.
         '40' ,                              PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
                              .                                                                                        I
                 Sixth: General supervision of matters pertaining to quality
  , :." of gas, electric, hen ting and water service. .                                                                i' ,
   " ~           Seventh: General su pervision of construc~ion and operation
     >".   of' equipment· by gas, electric, heating and water utililie~ in
 ."~. ': so far as the public interest, public health and protection of
  ,,'." . public and employees' is concerned.                                   ,
 " ,','"         Eighth: Miscellaneous technical, work in connection with
,,'.: .... formal complaints and investigations before the Commission
 ~" . :. involving gas, electric, heating' and water utilities.
 :.:~:'          List of Utilities: This department keeps an accurate and
;·:.:'·up-to-datc'~ccord of all of the ulilit'ies engaged in furnishingll
.' ',":.:.. gas~ cl:cl:ric, ~eatin.g and, ~vate~ service in tl,li,s, sta,te and thef~
·,>: ComnllsslOn's regular mUllIng 11st of these ulllItles IS based on,
· .~: 'this record. A list or'these utilities arranged in alphabetical'
  :--- '. order' of cities or communities in which they are scheduled aJ
 : . '.. furnishing service is nppendcd to this report.                             il
    . .•.        The following statistical data compiled in connectiont
 · . with this list will be of interest: (\Vhere service is furnished;
  .. ;. ".in more than one city or comm'unity by the same operator, such~
            service in each such city or community, i~ herein considered as
            a separate utility.)
     ~   ,.'.
                    -------------:---...:..-----,-:-----,-----fi
                                                           -
                       Summary ot Utlllt!ee Furnlehlng B.ervlce,· Munlclpa.lly Corporately'
•~ r            ;                                                                        owned.            owned •
         ~ .~        --.----------,.----------I-----!-----f~
         ''-.        Electrio servlco only_     ~ . ."                  ~         ' .        26             169
                     Oas service only ••......•.•......•••••• :', • , , .. , ,       .                       30
....                 Wator Borv[ce only             ,.,  , .• :, .. , .• ,:, ...•.. '.       118                 ,23
                     Heating Bervlco only •••••....•. , .•.•.••• : ••• ' ••••• ,                   ,   .           2
                     Eleotrlo e.nd gas comblnatlon service, • , . , . , , ,'. ,     ;•                             ()
:                    Electrlo and ,,"ator comb1nat!on service. ;                -    .       .41                  17
                    :\Vater nnd gaa comblnatlon Bervlce.•.••••..... , •••.•.                                           l'
..                   Elootrlo nnd hont comblnl\.tlon service •••.•••.••••••• ,                                         0
     L,:.            Eleotrlo. wator l\.nd gas combination Bervlce, •••.' . ,', , .•           1                       2'
                                                                                                                           I
      .. ': Eleotrio, heat and gas oombination servIce                        .
  ',.c' ,:' Eleotr.lo. hQM., gllll and WIlCQT combl,natlon Ilervloo .. ', . , .          .  1·
                                                                                            2~  ,1
  \: ~.'..                                                                      1-----1------1
 '. ~:':': roO '.. • TotQ,1 utilities furnishing service ...... ~.      t     ~    126
                                                                            •••••••••
                                                                                        , 262
:....~ .. ':'.-                                                                               ;

 · '.                                                                                           , ,
         ,"
, .' '., ";;' Of the total of 388 utilities listed, it is noted that:
                                                                                                                       .:      .-.J


            ." 274 furnish electric service.
       ",~',. 4() furnish gas service.
         , ... ·11 furnish heating service.                        .' .                                      \    ~.
                                                                                                                  ..
     ,....           .:   ~4_" 145 furnish"'water service.                                             -
                                                                                                                 ,'.
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                SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR.H114.,
                                                            ,                             .     ,
       Of the 46 gas utilities listed, it has been definitely,'aseer. ;"
 tained that:                                                            ."
       ,9 furnish coal gas.            "~     "             ,', ~' ':~':';',
   -,'13 furnish water gas,                  ., """: ,,~ -; :}~'/:"
        1 furnishes mixed coal and ~ater gas', ,.:"      .' ,::,:":': !," '-
     '" 1 furnishes mixed coal and ",vater or'natur'al gas:' ",: ,: ':~' ._~: ,
        1 furnishes oil gas.                          '; , ,: .. :,:: ~""
                                                                 •    ,.   ~ ~       I   ".




   ,,:   '1~" ~~~~~:~ ~~~~;;~'as.                . ,:   ',:'.' (::-   ;'~. ::":.,:: \::..
            1 furnishes gasoline "cold air: 'proc~ss" gas.',- .~."~ ;.; "
       · Of the ,145 water utilities listed, it has been' 'definitely,
,'~scertained that the source of supply of 133 'of them is as follows:
 .,         2 from combination rivers and springs.                   ' " " '. .,
        · 2 from combination rivers 'and deep wells... ';'..1":
          · 1 from combination river and surface wells, . . . ..,. ,
      , . 1 from combination impounding reservoir and deep 'welis. ~
         ;, 1 from combination deep wells and springs. _                     ..
          · 1 from combination dCCpWC115 and creek.
1.          1 from combination deep wells and lake. ',-
            1 from combination decp wells, crcek and lake:: "~'.'
     ,'. 9 from impounding rese.rvoir or small lakes. . :, ::,-':~ ,.
            2 from creeks only..'                             . , .-' :. ~;"
                                                                         ..      ~

           15 ~from sdurface wlcrlls. 0rnly ,               ,:'.~ .~.~,~',) ,-' ,":.. ~
           56 rom eep wc s on y " ,                   ".        . ,,                    "
            1 from driven pipe wells only~'          "              .'" :,' .• r;';'
            7. from springs o~ly.                 "    .~:' .,:--:: \' ,:,:,:", ;~', .'
           33 'from rivers only;               .   "   " .
       · The records indicate that,2 gas utilities corporately:owne'd,
   18 electr~c utilities corporately owned and 2 municipally 'owne~,
   and 3 water utilities municipally owncd, ,in this state;'are not
   operating, being either inchoate or dormant.                       ,', ' .
           During the past year 18 certi'ficates of ·convenience. and
    ecessity were gran ted by the Commission to electric utiliti~s, " :. .
           The records of this department also disclose that 2 mUDici-~ '. "
    ally owned water plants and 4 municipally owned electric·", ,
    Jants began furnishing service to the public in this s~ate during ,;,,' .:·f
   the past year.'                           "                  "           '/"'" ~ :', .
         ·Transfers of. property have been 'approved by' theCom-'.'                                 ',>',
     ission during the past year for 10 electric plants -and l:.water', " .
  plant.,                                                       ':           .' "i:           ,·r'..... ··

III       Miscellaneous' Correspondence and Inquiries:: Pni.·ctically ":, ; I
                                                                          .....;
         writt'en and verbal requests for ijIformation and advice on mat_t.:~: '.
           42            PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.


              ters pertaining to gas" electric, heating and water utilities and
              allied technical subjects are referred to this department. These
              requests include mainly such items as checking consumers' ~
             .bills. deposits of surety. furnishing of service meters, justi-
  :,,~, fication of minimum charges. copies of rate schedules on. file. f'
  ;~. ;.. quality of service, accuracy of meters. suggestions or advice
  ~." ':,:. in drafting franchises, suggestions or a.dvice in· promulgating i'
   .' -..... new rales or revising rates now in' effect. questions in connec-
    .',' :'.. Hon with the remodeling of present equipment or the installa-
    :,' ,: tion of rlew equipment. overhead line construction details. and
    " ':... so on through a multiplicity of items which would make too
 >l. .'·
  , . ..
             .lengthy a list if set forth comple\ely herein.
                    The Commission's correspondence files indicate that ap-,
 I   /.

   ;'~' p'roximately a thousand of these requests have been ,'handled,
  .':'. ·.during the past year. This figure does not include corre-
        . '. ' spondcnce in connection with inquiries and complaints which,
     , ',' are handled by this department as correspondence cOlUplaints,'
            . or correspondence assigned to this department- pe~tnining tU
               formal complaints before the Commission. Neither does thiSJ
               figur~ include correspondence conducted by .this department in

                                                                               l
           ,. connection with the filing of rate schedules. which is very bulky.'
                    A number·of persons have called on this department during
               the past year seeking information and advice along the fore~
     \: going lines.
                    All requests. for, information and personal interviews arc
               given the most careful. attention. with such detailed explana-
               tion as is pertinent and practical.
                    Adjustment of Correspondence Complaints: A great many
     .' complaints arc made to the Commission as informal complaints
                (termed correspondence complaints) which can usually b~ ad-
               justed in an amicable and satisfactory manner to 0.11 parties
         " concerned without resort to formal procedure before the Commis-
....:. ' ,sion', Informal complaints involving gas. electric, heating and
:- ".-:"': water utilities are assign~d. to this department and the usua)
:' , -:. method of procedur~ in. such cases is to o.btain detail~~ s~ateJ
  . ". mcnts of the mattcr III dlspute from complumant and utlhty and
.., .', take such other steps as may' be necessary to ascertain the
           .. various 'facts in the case. These facts are presented to both sides
               of the controversy in full, and often suggestions as to advisabk
          . methods of procedure for a satisfactory and equitable settlement!
         ":' are made, which are usually followed. Frequently a detailed ex.j
           . plnnntion from ·the· Commis!lion on certain standard' p'racticcs!
              SEco~m ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR            1914.      ,       1;'   .43
                                                                           4'

    ,which appear unreasonable to the consumer results in a"better
<' understanding      when the dissatisfied consumer sees that these
  ,practices are advisable or necessary: It, is the experience of
   'this department that education of the public along these lines
   'is the best means of promoting harmonious relations betwe,en
  " the utilities and the general public which they serve, .                ..
         , In the treatment of the informal complaints before this,
     department, the department, head sometimes finds it advis-
  . nble to visit the city or town in which 'the complaint origi-
     nates, h'old an informal conference with the ,various parties in-
    ,valved,: inspect the utility's equipment and 'accounts, and ofTer
     sug'gestions fo"r revising rate schedules, improving the quality
, of service, cutting down operating expenses, etc., 'all of which
l usually results in bettering conditions in general, ,both for the,
  .'                                                        .).     .
   'consumers and for the utility,l
       •                                         •
                                                          : " , . ' ....
                                                     . ' . 1\        • ~


I          If this department is unable to arrange '. a 'satisfactory
,~, settlement of an informal complaint, the cqmplaining party
) is instructed in the procedure necessary for filing a formal
s 'complaint .with the Commission, The percentage' of informal
1 complaints which are afterwards made into formal. 'cases is,
',' however, very small, and the Commission iS,thus saved' the time
      nnd expense, of holding hearings incident to formal procedure
:~ ,before the Commission.                                " ',"
           The following correspondence complaints have been filed
 e 'with the Commission and treated 'by this department since
L- .Jnnuary 1, 1914:       Gas 10, electric ~6, water 21. heating; ,none,
     ',During this period th~' number of complaints of this nature
y j closed, was: Gas 5, electric 37, water 21. heating none. '
~s '       These complaints. involve such 'matters as quality of service,
i- 'rates, service extensions, minimum charges; ,incorrect, and un-
~Srcasonable'bills, threats to discontinue service"and so on.
s- '        The work which can be done along these lines by the Com-· '
l.d mission is .necessarily limited very largely to those people who,
a I communicate with it, but a number of utilities in the state
e 'realize the importance of keeping their customers informed
ld/rcgarding matters which interest them and of absolutely fair
1e nnd reasonable dealing in regard to all' questions.                 This is
es 'quite encouraging, as such methods cannot help but result" in
lIe- srcn t benefit to 'utilities and consumers alike.
nt ,        Rate Schedules:' Section 69, subsection '12,,' of the', Public
x- 'Service Commission Law. r:equires. all gas, electric, heating
 es 'nnel water corporations and municipalities to file with the Com-
            , 44          PUBUC SERVICE COMMISSION.

 :'. mission and keep open to public inspection schedules showing
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"." . rates for service and all general rules, contract forms, I etc. in
'. '.' connection with same. No change can be made in any sichedulc
.. .': ". filed except after thirty days' notice to the Commissi'on an
':~ ',.' public, unless by special ~rder of the Commission. All charges
.::::;~" for'service, together with the rules and regulations under which!
 :'= . ;,' such service is furnished, must be in accordance with the sched-
  <; ,/.- ules on file.                                                   .
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                     There are now filed with the' Commission 45 schedulesi
 ":', ,":-'for gas, ~56 for elect~icity. 10 for heating and 1t10 for water,
<,::~,:- applying to various cities, counties or subdivisions .thereof
 '~':.' .. throughout the state. These schedules have been drawn up and
  · . _. filed in accordance with general 'orders and corresponding blanli
      '.'!.' forms promulgated by this department and issued by the Commis·

  .' - . sion under date of October 15, 1913..
 ", .. '              All new schedules filed· and changes in schedules already
                .on file are carefully che~ked before filing. Revisions in sched·
                 ules on me which constitute an in'crease in charges for service
   · .' are filed, and notification o(such increase is immediately made'
  :;: ',-'. to municipal authorities -of the city in 'question, if the plant
 ·.,:.'·is corporately owned, with a careful explanation of the increase
  ·~ '.,';". and its probable efTects on the pl?n t and consu mers in general.
           " At the same time the authoritIes are notified that the revision
  :..>;.. . in rates. will become. efTective thirty days after filing unless
  '. . -:, meanwhile suspended by. the Commission, either' on its own
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    :~" '. motion or upon receipt of specific complaint against the increase,!.
   -,,' .:', If no complain,t is ,received against the ~ro~osed increase. and i~1
      '.'" same appears Jusllfied and reasonable, It IS allowed to become.
    ~;. ';'.;' c.rrective thirty days after filing; as provided by section 69, sUb·f
     :- ·;.~-section 12, of the Public Service Commissi(;m Law. C?therwise ~
   -~'~ '}orn:al order is issued suspcnd~n~ the propose~ i~crease unde1
    ~ .. ,' .. sectLOn 70 of the Law, thus gIVIng the CommIsSIon nn opport
      ;:.<.i:.   tunity to iI:ves.tigate thoroughly. th~ merits .of such. increascl·.:
    ..": . before ·allowlllg It to become efTectlVC.                .
       ";:':.:-       Since January I, 1914, approximately 10 revisions in gas
     \':::.125 in electric and I5 in water rate schedules have become efTecd,
     ~'. ' .. ive, making a total of about 150 revisions or changes. Of these!
      ~ <,·80 amounted to decreases in rates on file and the balance werl
     .', '" ;'.' either increases' or revisi~ns. which resuI~ed. in neither ~ri ·.in ~
     . ;. crease nor a decrease.                    '..                  .' .
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                      A number of .the rate s~hedtJles,       file are quite campli
      .: '.:: cated .. and this is particularly true of the ·.electric schedulesl
              SECOND ANNt!'AL REPORT, FOR YEAR
                                                          .   1914',:.     lI"'45
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    A proposed revision in such schedules often requires.an exten~ive "
    study in order to oefinitely ascertain the net result~ of same
::on. present and prospective consumers, . A number of'revisions
t'have been received which," if allowed to' ·become .effective as
 :filed, would hav~ result'cd in.:discrimination among consumers
    technically of the' same class in.violation 'of section 68'-subsections '
,2· and 3, of the Public Service. Commission -Law. The proba-
 . 'bilities 'o'f such discrimin~tion are"usually called. to,the. attention ~.'
: of the utility proposing to file the 'revision        in    .q·uestion. and, if
,r'pr,rtinent, suggestions are made for promulgating a revision or
; addition to schedule on file wi thoui resulting in illegal.. di~crimiria-' . .:
 , tion.· The advice of this department in such matters "·is , almost- .            '
; invariably .accepted, either in the withdrawal Or revision of... '
[proposed filings, thus avoiding the otherwise necessary -formal
:.action· of the Commission.
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~          Much. useful work has been performed by this' department -
~ In . rendering assistance to various utilities. particularly' to .
    smaller - ones, in promulgating practical and. scie"tific .rales. ,',
  .Parties making such requests are usually .advised to. call at the
    offtce of this· department where they may have ,access to its
     files and per50nally interview the chief of the-:department. ' '
           Standards and 'Regu~ations for Service: The' PubHc Serv-
     ice Commission Law gives the Commission power to prescribe
     adequate and reasonable standards for quaEty. pres'sure. voltage
     and other conditions pertaining to gas, .electric, , heating ,and
     water service furnished in this state, and. to prescribe reasoo'able .
     regulations for the examination and testing of such .product
:.and the measurement thereof.                  ~"          "     '.,'         :'"
           Rule.s regulating gas, electric and water Service- were~drawn:
. ,up by this department and issued by.the Commission in circular'
t' form as a tentative draft under date of July 6, 1914<.            All    of the .
. utilities furnishi IIg gas, clec Lric. hell Ling nnd water. service in
    'this state were served with a c:opy o,r this tentative ,d~aft and ~
    'given' an opportunity to be heard on same at a public hearing' ,-
      'held in J e1Terson City on July 28th thereafter.. At this hearing,', :
, which was well attended, an active di~cussion of these. proposed',
.. rules occurred and a full stenographic report of ~he proce~dings, "
       us well as a list of. those present, forms a part of the records' of the_
    . Commi~ion in this matter.                   '   - _,.. ' ,',        -    '\'" '"

t   .       At, the termina lion of this hearing, a com~ittee _,~as' ~p-"
       pointed by the Commission_consisting o(representatives oflarge;'
.J and small mU'nicipaUy and privately own'ed utilities, with' the. .
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            chief of this department as chairman, to give these rules furthe
            consideration. This committee, after a, thorough, study 0
            these rules and due consideration of the record of the hearing
            on same,' prepared its.' report to the Commission, which will
            be guided largely by this report in adopting the fmal draft
             to be served upon all utilities operating in this state.
            ,   J These    proposed service niles contemplate requirements
             cov~ring utilities' meter records, meter readings, consumers'
   .' '. bills, information to consumers, cash deposits and guaranties
     ',' 'of surety, interest on cash ,deposits, heating value, pressure
             and purity of gas service, voltage variations and interruptions
             of electric service, quality and pressure of waler service, in
             eluding requirements on bacteriological, physical and chern
             ical al1a1yses, record oLtotal output at station, and rules govern
  '., 'ing inspection and testing, by 'util{ties and Commission, 0
          . all service meters and the installation and maintenance 0
             testing equipment necessary to properly conform with the re
             quirements set forth.
                   Obviously the establishing of these. rules will· add con
           ,siderably to the routine duties of this department and wi!
             involve an addition to its present working force, and more 0
             less elaborate laboratory and field equipment will be necessar
       - for.. referee an~ standardization tests, although ~definite plans
           . for the, conduct of this work have not been formulated. Co-
    ,. . operation with the State University in these matters has been
       ; . seriously considered us the University labo:r;atories are already
              well equipped for work of this nature and its faculty has ex-
              pressed a willingness, to co-operate with the Commission and
              give the ,people of the state direct advantage of the use of the
              elaborate equipment which it is. necessary for the University
      ", to' maintain for regular use in its various laboratories. How-
        '. ever, it would be advisable for the Commission to be supplied
              with a suitable equipment of its own for ordinary referee and
       ...standardization testing so that all such work could be performed
              either by the Commission, the University, or some other testing
          . laboratory· of recognized standing. All tests on spec.iaI instru-
             'ments, such as. polyphase and high voltage meters. etc., and
              comparisori . of secondary standards with primary standards·
              could be performed at the University laboratories, as 'the COD-
.- ... duct of such work requires a very elaborate equipment, the ex-
/,' .' ',pense of which would be almost prohibitive to the Commission
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     unless special funds should be appropriated for the installation
     of such equipment.
           The carrying out of this provision of the law will doubtleiTh
     have a very beneficial effect throughou t the state, as a set of high-
     class and practical standards are thus available which all utilities
     will be required to use- as a guide and thus furnish the public .
     with service which will be accurately, measured, adequate,
     reliable, uniform and' safe in accordance with the latest and
     most practical developments in the art of furnishing such service.
            Standards and Inspection of Equipment: Sections 69, 95 and         i


: ,116 'give the Commission power to order such repairs, im-
   , provements, rcyisions and addilions in the methods employed
     in the manufacture and distributEon of gas, electric, heating and
     water servic'e as will best promote the public interest, conserve'
, the public health and promote the safety of the 'public and em- '
., . ployees.           '                                    ,
            It'is readily apparent that 'a systematic inspection of the
 , . equipment of the utilities furnishing service in this state would
      be an ideal procedure and result iI} great beneftt to the public and
      utilities, particularly in tbe smaller cities. The extent of such
      a.n undertaking makes the consideration of it practically pro-
      hibitive. how'ever, and the Commission has consequently confined
      its recommendations and orders on facilities and equipment for
      furnishing service largely to findings in connection with formal _
   , or informal complaints either specifically or indirectly involving
      these matters. .                                ,'_
            The chief of this department makes it a point to carefully
      nole general details of equipment and construction of all plants
      visited by him in connection with formal or informal complaints,
   , even though such complaints do not specifically involve these.
      matters.. His criticisms and suggestions' are. in- such -cases,
   . thoroughly discussed with the local management, and, if perLi- -'
    , nent. with other parties directly or indirectly interested. Any"
      inspectors who may be appointed to carry out the provisions
      of the law on service inspection and meter tests will likewise be,
      inslruCted to keep in closc touch with construction and equipment
      details.. In this way a great many plants throughout the state
      will receive the benefit of the Commission's advice without
      necessitating special routine inspection work oli these matters,
      which would be very burdensome and expensive.
            Numerous inquiries and several informal compfaints have
      been handled by this department during the past year .which
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   " rnvoived line' construction and plant equipment details. Sev-
     , eral formal cases were flled with the Commission involving elec-
      , 'tric line construction and, joint use' of poles by electric, tde-
   " phone, telegraph and, street railway 'companies. The proposed
   . 'standards promulgated by the Committee on" Overhead Line
   " ~,Construction of'th;eNallonal'ElectricLight AssoCiation have been
    " advocated by this 'deparlmen't as a guidance for construction work
        : pending, the. adoption, of general ruJes 'and regulations on this
    ;:', subject by the Commission.
                  This department has permitted the joint use of. overhead
      " 'structures by electric light, street raihvay; telephone, and
     , ':telegraph utilities wherever possible, chiefly, for the following
 I      ,reasons: Improvement in appearance and less' obstruction of',
     - ,city streets by reducing number of poles; guys; etc.; reduced
   - . cost, of construction; less mutual interference, physically and
  -- . electricallY, and greater safety to employees by scienliflc joint,
          construction agreements which it is possible to perfect and
   ", enforce satisfactorily ,'between parties jointly occupying the
    , same structure instead of adjacent independent' structures;
           less tree trimming, which ,is usually a' source of annoyance,
           dissa tisfaction and expense.
               - The joint u'se of overhead structures is 'only, permissible,
           where the construction' is in accordance with the best practice
           along well recognized standards which promote the safety and
           welfare of public and employees.                      ," ':
          .       ,Several of the large utilities operating in' this state have
           joint construction agreements which they follow closely wherever
           possible, and the standards proposed :by the National Electric
            Light Association's, ComJ!litt~e on Overhead ,.Line C~nstruction
           referred'to above are very complete on this subject. ,
             , .. Miscellaneous: Frequently work is assigned to this depart-
            ment 'in connection' with' formal, cases on the Commission's
           docket. These investigations often involve careful considera-
    " tion of various, phases of plant operation, detailed study of
 .- , . consumers' data, incl~ding connected loads, maximum demands,
            a,nd average' consumption for various classes of consumers, com-
        . parison of existing rates, minimum charges, etc., with ,those in
. /"' eiTect in other cities of approximately the same size, and numerous
". :, ' other matters \vhich' have an important bearing on the C2.se
 .:;' under, consideration.', '                                        ,    .
::.' .::           After a decision is rendered and corresp'onding order issued
     ~, : 'prescribing a set of rates, rules and' practices to be, followed
              SECOND ANNUAl, REPORT, FOR Y,EAR'         i914.                          40.

thereafterbya utility, it is advisable for a representative of the
Commission to occasionally mnkc n careful local inspeclion to
insure compliance wHh the Commission's orders. One such
inspection has been performed during the past year by the chief
of this department.                      .
      When this' department was first organized, it ·\vas thought'
th·at· its chief could at various times render· ·assistance to thc'
Engineering Department in appraisal work, but, the duties of ' the
department have since proved so heavy and the prospects of'
 therr increase are such that this idea has .practically been ab~m~
doned. 'The department chief conducted an appraisal of the
electrical property at Charleston during the past year'in con-
nection . with a formal complai~t filed with the Commission
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invol~ing the. rates for e]~ClriciLY in eITect in that city•.......
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                                         LIST OFU~I.LITIES FURNISHING GAS, ELECTHIC, HEAT AND WATER SERVICE I~ THIS STATE,
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    A~raln Eloctrlc Llgh_t                                   : ~ :'.: .. :
                                                             &:'   !,o~'(lr C.O              :. ..                                       A d rat n                   ';'                       .                    929          I Eleo.   ~ ..
    CIty of Alba .........•. ,',. , .•..•..... .- ... -..': ..•....... '.                                                                Alha . . . . . . . . . . . . . • ·• ..........                                  Water.     I
    City of Alhany                ::: ........•... ::.:: ,': .. ::" ..:.:                                                                Albnny                        :                ~ .                     1,922    Eloc., \Vater..
    Anderson \Vater, Light, Heat &: Power Co                                 : : . . . . . . ..                                          AndorRan                                              .                   721   E!ec., Water..
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    Appleton City        '• ...••.•.••••. , .. '.• , '              ":                                                                  'Apploton City                                        .                 1,018    Eleo.
    Iron Co, Electric Llgh't &. Pow(lr Co: ,. , . , , . , . '                     :.'                                                    Arcndlll •.• :" .• ,., .•.... ,: •••                                      289   Eloo.·
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    City of Anostrong. ;
    Ash .Grove Milling &: Eleetrio Co
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                                                                                                                                         Ash Grove.'. , ..•..............
                                                                                                                                                                                              .                    579
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    Lawrence Co. \Vator, Light &; Cold Storage Co                                                                                        Aurora                                         ,     .                 4,148    Eleo" 'Vater.'                         U':l
    Callaway Electric Co',              :                                  '.' '      : . . . ..                                         Auxvasf!o ...•.............. · .                                          411   Eleo..                                 t'I1
    Ava Electrlo Light Co. ' ....• ,                                                                                                    Ava .•• , .•................•..                                            713  Eleo.                                  :;J;l
    Belton Electric Light cci             ,                                                    '. ..                                     Belton • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :.                       922  Eleo.                                  ...
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    City .of Bethany          ,:      '               : '.'           :              -. _ . . ..                                         B?thany                                              .                 I, !J31 Elec., Water.                          't:'l
    Billings Light, Power &: ,Vater Co                                    '.. : . . . . . . ..                                           Billings ...••.......•.........                                           760  Eleo.
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    W. J. Duffield and 'J. ·H. Isbell.-                 : .. '.' . . . . . . . . . . . . ..                                              Biroh Tree . . • . . . . . . . .-                    .                    491  Eleo..
    I. F.·Plank.·    : . :...•                                 :>                     :           ·              :..·       ·            Blsmarck             :                 _            .
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   848  Eleo:                                  E:::
    Arthur M. Dlokinson.'
    Bland Electric Light &: Power Co:
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                                                                                                                                        Bland •....... :
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   311
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   359
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    Bloomfield Elect-rio Light, Heat, Power &: 'Vater'Co
    CIty of Bolivar .. ',' ~                                                 ;:         :
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                1,915
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    Boone Terre Farming &: Cattle Co                                    :          '. . . . . ..                                        Boone Terro                                   ,      .                  9.000   Elec., ,Vater.                         ~
    The Somhart Gas Co ....•.•...•.'                              '                          '. ..                                      Boonvlll"e                                ~          .                  4,252   Oas.
    Boonville Electric Light &: Power Co                                                   '                                            Boonville . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                             Blec.
    City of Boonville              ,                        :                                                                           Boonvllle: ..•.................                                                 'Vater.
    Pike County Electric Light & Power Co                           '          ,                 "                                      BO\'i"lIng a I'con                    : . .-         .                            I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                1,585 Elec.
    C. K. Lee        ':          '                                                            , ..                                      Bowling Green. : .............•                                                 'Vater.
. , Mammoth Springs Electric L!ght & p'ower Co. . . . . . . . . . ..                                                                    Brandsville                                          .                          Elec.
    Braymer' Light, Fuel &: Jce Co •..........................                                                                          Braymer                                              .                  1, 0271 Elee.
    City of Breokenridge                          '                            , . . . . . . ..                                         Breel;enridge                                        .                  1,025 Elec.
    Brooknol<l Bract-ric Li"ht Co             ,.: .. '                ,                          "                                      I3rookficld                      "                   .                  5,149 Elec.
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    ni"ool<.f\..\d.    o   ~, 1':I<'<>\i"I<> I< 1 \""\\"11: CO,                                          ,       Drookn<·'''' ..•.•••..•.••.••..••
    City of Drookncld" ••••••. , ••.•••.•..••.••• '.' ..•. ; : ••• :                                             Brookfiold ••..••••••. ·•••..•...
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     Brownlnlt Lll:ht I\: Plumbing Co .•.•. '..."." . ,., ... , .: .•.                                           Drownln~••• , ••••••.•.•.• :. '.'                                     629          OA.II.

     Brunswick LIl:ht. &. \Vater Co .....•...•••.•. .' •...•... , ...                                            Brullswlok •••.• , ..•••.•••.•.••                                  l,llOll         Elco., '·o'ater.·.·
     A; J. Coon •• :, .•.•... , .•..•••••••••. , .. , .....••.• ' ••••                                           Buel,Un .••••. " •.••••.•• , •• ,.                                       790       Eleo.
                                                                                                                                                                                          ~20       Eleo.
     J. A. B'onner Roller I\111ls ••••.•..•.• :. :.' •.•....• ; , .'. • . . ..                                   Duffalo .••• , •.•..• ·• '••..•••••••
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     CIty of Bunceton.~·.:..••...••• '~ ~ ••••. , ... ,.:." ......•.                                             Bunoeton.; •••...•••••• , •. ,,:.                                                                                                                  rrl
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     Bu nker Electrlo Light Plant., •••• ;, •.• ; •.• ',: •.••. ',' ...• ;.                                      Dunl,or ..•••.••.•...•••.•••..                 ....                                                                                                0
     City of Durllng!on Juncllon .•.•..• ; .....•..• ' •....•...' ..                                             Dur-Ilngton ,Tllnc'!<H\ •••••••••••                                      (l4Z      Eleo.                                                           Z
   'Dutler \Vater, LIl:ht &: Power Co .•••••••.. ·                   , •.•.•.•...                                Dutler                               .                             2,594           \Yaler,                                                         t:l
                                                                                                                                                                                      .       ...   Eloo.
    'Clty of Dutlor                               ;             : •. : ..• , .•...
     F. W. Bauch . . . • • . . . . • . . • . : ........•..• ;.,....••.....•...
                                                                                                                 Butler
                                                                                                                 Cubool ••••••.••••••.•••.•••..
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     I\1lssourl Electric. Oas & \\'ater Co .•..• i; ; • , ••• ' • • • • • •.•.                                   Cnl ns\'lIle .•...••.•..•.•.• '•.•.                                      8~7       Eleo.                                                           %
     City of Calhoun                      ; .•••••....•....... : .••.•.•....                                     Calhoun •••.•.....•.••••.•....                                       68·1          Eleo.                                                           e
                                                                                                                                                                                    2,154           Bleo.                                                           >
     Callfornla Electrio Light & rower Co .. '.. , .......• , .... ,.                                            Cnlifornll\., ...••••••••.•••. ',.                                                                                                                 t"'
     City of California             : .•..•... '. .••••• , ••...•••. :. . . ..                                   Cnltfortlln .•••.•...• , .•..•••..                                   . ....        \Yntor.
                                                                                                                                                                                    2,nSO           Elce., \Vater,                                                  ~
    City or CarTl0ron~ ..• :             _      _       ""                                                       Cnl)ler(')n                               ..                                                                                                       :::I
    Campbell l\flll .It J.lght Co ••••••••••-•• : • , ••••••• :. , • , ••                                        Calnpbell •••••••••••••••••••••                                    1,781           Bloo.                                                           ":l
    CIty of C:l.Illl'bel1                              ' " .', ••••.•• : •.•                                     Campbol1 .•••.•.•..• ,                    ,                          ......        \'"a.ter.                                                       0
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    City of Canton •••••...•...•.• : ••.•.• : .•.•...• , ... :', . ..                                            Cnnton '.' .•...••••.••••••••..                                                                                                                    ~
    Missouri Public Utillties Co ••.••• , •.•.•••• ~ .. , ••.••....                                              Cnpe Olrnrd"'lU ••.•••••••• , •.                                   8,475           Eke.• Oas, Water.
                                                                                                                                                                                    1.115           Ons.       .                                                    .."
    Carl Junctlon Gns Co .•• '•.•.•.••. , ••.•.• ':.' ••.•. : ..•...
    'Vater. L!ght .'.:: Trnnsit Co. of Cnffollton. "~' , . ~ •.• : •......
                                                                                                                 Cnrl Junotlon •••••••• : •..•••..
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    'V"bb Cily '" Cnrtcrvllle Gns Co •• , ..•.••. , ••. , .•••.... ,
    Empire Dl~trlct Electrio Co. • • • .. •• • • . • • . • • • • • . •• • • . • • ..
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    Missouri Publlo Utilities Co ••••.• : •••. ,           :                                                     Curterdl!e ••• , •• , .•••• , •.••...                                .'"   .       \Valer.                                                         >
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    Empire Electric Power .It Supply Co ••••••• ; .•••• : •• :,., •.                                             Curlhnl:o •••• ~ ••••• ,                  .                        9,,183
 . Carlbago Ons Co .•••••.•••••••• , •• ~ ••.•• :. • . • • • . . . • •.                                          Co.rth~go.·                               .                          ..            Gae.                                                            ....
   "Clty of Cnrthns;e •.•. ; :.••••• ,' ••••••••••.. :: .•• ; •. : • ~ • ...                                     Cl\rlhnge ••••.•••• , •••••••••• ~                                   ,.            Eleo., \Vater.                                                  ....
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    Caruthersville let!. Light .It Cont Co.'•• ', •.••• , .•                          <.' '.. ,.                 Cnrutl'N.,wllin.•• : ••••••• , ••••.                               3,ll55          Rloo.·
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    City of Cnrllt horA\'llle •••••• '• ••••••••• : •••••• '                 ;. '. ••                            Cnruthers\·!lICl ••••••-,: •••••• , ••                               t   .......   'Vnter.
    Cnssvlllo !\1l1l1nl: .t Power Co ..•.•...... , ..•. :..'. : '. .'.. : ..                                     Cnssyjl!o ..••.••• ·.• ;.· •••. :       ,.            '   ..   ~         781       Eloo.
    City of Cassville                    :                   ,         ~ ••.• .'"                                Cassville •.••.• '. '      :. ~          .                               .. .      'Va ter•
  . North 1\11ssourl l.lsht & 1"0"'"'<'1' 'Co                        ~ .'; ~ •• :..
    I\1exlco Pcwlir Co •••••• : .... ; •••••• '. :'•• : •• '; . :':. : •.• '. :'..
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                        I,IST OF UTIJ"ITiES FURNISHINO GAS. ELECTRIC, HEAT'AND .WATER SERVICE !N THIS STATE-Contll\uod.


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                   'Missouri :rubllo'Utllltl~!l Co':: .. :                           "         .',        ,        .   Chnlfee                             ,        ,.,              2,082          Eloo,'
                     Edward J. Perry •...•.••.•...• , .. '                                     :              ' ..     Chamois                     ,       ,            .              649          Elee.
                     MIssouri PUbllo UtilitIes Co . . . . ,                  , , .. "               , .. , . , , .     C!ltlrlcst.on .•. ,                         '. . ,            3,144          Elac.
                     City af Char1e~ton. :              ; . , : , .. , . , ,         ,,.:                 , .. , .     Chrrrlf'ston .. , , ,                     " , ..                             'Vater.
                     Peoplos Gas & Elliotrlo Co                 ,:             ,'         ,       :, .. ,          .   Chllliootho • . . . . . . . . . • . . . • . . . ,             6,265          Elec.Ons.
                     City of Cbl111cotbe .•••..... , . , , . '               ,       , , , , .•. ,            ,:.      ChlJtfGot,he •. , •. , . , ..•........                                       Blea,
                     City Water Co. of Chillicothe, , , , , . , . ,                                       ,,, ,.       Chillicothe, • = .. " .:              ',.,       .                           'Vater.
','                                                                                                                                                                                  1,322          Elea.
                     City of Clarence       : . , .. : : . , , . :               , . , , , ; ,', '. , . , . ,      .   Clarence                            ,            .
                     Clark Electric Co ,'       ,       ,. ,                 ,,        ,                           .   Clnrk         "         "                 ,      .              300          EIBo.
                     C. K. Lee.·....•.. ,                     ,.,                      ,       :., .. , .. ,.          Clnrl<s\·j)]e .•.... ,           , .. , . ,      .              918          Elea.'
                     City of Clinton .•. ,                    ,              ,         ,.,                         .   CHnton . • • . . . . . . . , , .. ,              .            4,992          Elea.
                     Cllnton Light "'- "\V~tor Co ......•....•... , .'                                    ,        .   Clinton            ,. ,,                  ,      .                           Oas, 'Vater.
                     Intclmann & Sterrett Llgl1t &o~Power Co                                 , .. ,         ,. ,.      Colo C,,-IllP, ••. , ......• ,              , ..                 910         Elea, .
                     City of Colo Camp          ,       , .. , •.•.•...... , ...•. ,                               .   Coto Camp                  '."                   .                           'Vater,
                     City of ColumbIa ,. :...•.. : .. , •..... ,                       ,,                          .   ColumbIa                       , .......•.                    9,662          Elec., 'Vater.
                     ColumbIa Oae ·Worke. ;             , .. ,               ,,,                              .' ..    ColuJnbla . . • . . . . . . , ... ':           ,.                           ·Oae.
                     Concordia Electric Co. :             ,.,          '                 ', ..•.........               ConcordIa.', . • . • . . . . . . '               .               931         Elec.
                     CIty of Concordia .• '             ,          ;                                               .   Concordia. , . , , .. , . ~ , .•.. , . , . '.                                'Vater.
                     Bro';"nfleld & Teare                        '                                , .. , ,         .   CraIg. ~ ..\ .... , .......• , ..• '.' .                         621         Elea.
                     Pittsburgh plate Olass Co                                               ,          , , •. , .     Cr~·.sta.l   Cl ty . . • . . . . . , .•.... " ..                             Elea., ·Water.
                  , Consumers Electrio Light &0 l'ower Co ••.. ,                                    ,: '         ,.    De Soto ...•........ " .. , .. , ..                           4,721          Elea.
                     City of De Sato. :'. , .. : . . . . . • . . . . . . '.'                        , .. ,        '.   De Soto .•. ,            ,." ".:                    .                        "\Vater.
                     Missouri Publlo Utilltles Co •••... , . ,                       ,,           : , .. , '. ; , .    Dexter. :                ,. ,           ,,. ,       .         2,322          Eloo.
                     DIxon Light <'I;; Power Co . • . . . ,                          ,              ,              .   DIxon .•. ,           ',         " .•.......                    715          Eloc.
                     City of Doniphan           ;                              ,                          ,., ,.       Doniphan .. ,                           '.'",.                1,225          'Va-tel'.'
                     Duenweg 'Vater 'Vorks Co                                                       ,              .   DuonWeg '.' .•..... ,                     ;',       .         2,000          "\Vatel'.
                     Eugerton Light <'I;; Power' Co. ,                     '                      ,       , . ' ..     Edgerton', . ,               ;          ,. ,        ,            534-        E100.
                     EdIna Light Co                 , . , .. ' .,              ,             ,. ,,            , ..     Edina ..• ,."                                       .         1,562          Eleo.
                     N. E. Harvey         ,                              ,         ,                      : .. , .     Eldon . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . · . · . , · , · .         1,999          Elea.
                  .' C. VanosdalL                ', ,                    ,                        ,                .   Eldon                  ,            ····,·,· .                              'Vster.
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  l\.fl.,<ouri \'nlloy Light & l'o.... <;>!:' CQ
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  City of EI Dora(\o Springe •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• , 1·:1 Dc>rlldo SI'tln!:.... •.••••••••.                                                                                        ••.••         Wutor.                                                             i
  IInn'c)' TIlley .•••.••...••.•.•••....•..•••••••••...•••. Elmer........................                                                                                                    l;12       Ona.                                                               '
  1.00 l':lcclric. Co •...•.•.•. , ... : ••.......••..••.•.... , .. El;"o........................                                                                                           342         EleG.
  CHy of Elsbcrry.· ••...•.•••.•.•.••..• ,                        , Elsbcn-y .•••••••••••••• • •• ··,                                                                                     1.0]8         EleG.
  CliY of Bmlncnce ..•••.••••• : ••••••••..•••..• : ••,. . • • . •.                                                   EmInence ..••••••••• ·•.... '•.• '.                                 •. •. •       Eleo.             .
  EXC<llRlor Springs 'Vater, Oae & Eleotrlo Co ••.•• : ••••.••.                                                       Excelsior Sprln~8 •••• :.... • • • . •                              3 .1100       Bl~c., OaB. \Vater, HOQt.                                  Vl
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  Fnltfnx I.igl$t. Hcat k ~owor Co •• ' •.••••••••••....•..•••.•.,                                                    Fnlrfnx.......................                                         (lull      1~leo.                                                     n
  Cit)' of Farmlnr:ton .•..•••..•.••••••••••..•••.•..•.. ; .•                                                         Fannlngton •.••••••••.•....•. ·                                     2.613         Eloc., Water.·                                             0
  Fn)'otlo ~,Ilo:ht. Ice'" COI\I 00             :                                                                     Fa)·utte......................                                 2.586              Eloo.                                                      Z
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  Clt.y of Foyette ..•.•..•....... _ .•..••. : ...•..••••. ; ••.                                                      Fayette .•. ; •.••.••••••.. '.....                              ••.••             "'ater.
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  'Clty of F('stue ...•• , • , .••. , ••••••.•.•••.••• ;'. . . • • . • . •.                                           Ff'stuS ..••.•.•••••••• '•...• :..                              2.556             EloG.
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  City of Or"l'0n •.••.•.•.•.•. ; •••• : . . . . . . • • • • • • • • • • • . •.                                       Forcst City. • • • • . . • . • . • • • • • • • .                    534           Eloo:, 'Vater.                                             z
  l\11s"ourl Publio Utllit.lC6 Co •••.•.•. : •••..••.••.•.•• ; .•..                                                   Fornfelt .•.••••• ;· ••• : .• ,.......                          • .,. .           Eloo:                                                      ~
   North lIIi.souri Light .to Power Co ••• , ••••.••• , •...•. , ..                                                   Frankford....................                                       793           Elco.                                                      >
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  City of Fl'('dl'rlcktown ••••••.•••.•. , ..•••••.•. , .•.•.• , •.                                                   Fn~rl(1doktown................                                  2.• 632           Eloo.
  City of Fulton •..•.••.•• ; ......•.••..••••••••'. . • . . • • ..                                                   Fullon •••••••..•.••• ,........                                5,228              I':leo., 'Vater.                                           ::0
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  City of Gallatin ••••••••,                                    , •••••••• ,                                          Gnllntin ••••••.. '. ••.•.• ,......                             1,825.            Bloc" 'Vater.                                              ~

  Galt LIj;llt .~ POlVor Co •••.•.. , •.. ; . • . . . . . . • • • .• • • • • . ..                                     Gnlt ••.••••• , •••...•.•••. • •• ·                                 583           Bloo.                                                      0
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  Oarden City I,lght &:; Power Co .•.•.•......•.•.. ,., ••.. ,                                                        Onnl(On Olty..................                                      7]3           Eleo.·                                                     ,:i
   City of Ol:1sgow •• : ••••••.••••••••••••••••••••••••••••.                                                         Olns/:ow......................                                  1,507             Eloa .• Water.                                             ...,
  Al1>('rt Hunt ...••••••.•••. ; .•••.•• '.•••.••.••••....... ,                                                       Ooldon City ••••••• :....... ...                                    882           Eloo.                                                      0
  1". l\1. Cro'                                 , ..••.•.•••••..•. ,                                                  Oorin •••••••••••••.. , •.•••• ·,                                     84          Eloo.                                                      ::l
  Oowor gl('drio LIght &:; Power Co •••••••••.••••·; •.••.. ,.
  City of Ornnby, •••.••••..•.• ~. ; .• ~ ....••••••• ~ •.•• '. ..
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   Ewing .~ Chlldors .•• , ••.•.••••••...•• " ••••.•••••••••..                                                        Orant City ••••••••••.• ,. •••• . ,                             1.207             Eloo.
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  Orant Cliy ....•••. '.• , ..•...•..• , •..••. ,', •••• '. • • . • • . ..                                            OnU\t City' ••• , ••••••.•••".. • • •                       "c •..••              '\'nter.                                                   .....
  l\10oronro~   .•....•....•. : .•• ~ .••.•. ·.-; .••.••••••••..•• '.,                                                On·coCn8tlo •••• :.·............                       ,~-;",       454           Eleo.                                                      .....
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  On'{1nfl"ld Elect rio LIght &;; Power Co •.• ,'. :._ •••••• "•• , • ..•.
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  cliy of Or('onflold .•.••..••• '• ••••• ;. ; ••••••••• :. . • • • • •.                                              a rcC'ufield •••••• ; ••••.•••••• ~ •• .,'                      •• '. • •         \\'ater. '
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                           Power Co .•..•.•.•. , .• ;.••.•.•••.• "                                                    Hnle                : ••• ,.e          ! • • • , . : : ,A.          587Eleo.-                                                                ,
  lInmllton Electrlo Light Co ••• : •• : •••••••••• "; •••                                         ~: •.••.           Hamilton •••• '•••••• '; •• '. : •• :",.. .'. ,."               1,761  Eleo.                                                            .,
  Hamilton Llj;llt &;; Power Co: .. ; ••.••. : ••• ; •••••••-; ••••. Hnmllton ••••.•••••• .- ••~• .:. •.•• •                                                                    . ,.' ...... Elea• ."                                      •   >.        r.
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                                                                            Hnnnlblll ••••••• "          ';", • . •                                                                  18.341' Eloo•• 'Vater.                              ~:'        ~'             ()l
  CHI~ona Ona 00: •• ~";: ••....•.•. '• • ; ;'•. :.: •• ;: ••• : .• ;".: •• Hannibal: ••.•••.••••'••••• : ::...                                                                              Oaa.     . ..                                                         c..;l
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         LIST OF UTILITI~S FURNISHING GAS, J<:LECTRio, HEAT AND WATER SERVIOE ~N' 'I'HIS STATE-Contlll\l(·d.
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   Missouri Ona It Electric Ser';iee Co.:: , .." .' .. " ..                                                    I·rl1rdln. , .. '. . ':         ,, ,                           ,                    635  Elec, .-   '
   City of Harrisonville .. , ...... ; , .'. ,', , , :-.: ... , , .. " , ... , ..                              Harrlf'onville. , .. , .. , ,                            , ..                    l,ll47  Elea.-
   Harrisonville \Vater Co .. : , , . ;", , .•..:: .. , , ; . ' ... , . , .. , . ,                             HarrIson\·ille. , , .. , . , . :                       '" .                    .... . Water•
   Hayti Light Co •.. ', ... '.... , .. ,.' ..':.. -:: .... , :'.:.,.'.:, " . , .                              Hayti, .. " .. :                 ,         ,                   .               1,057 Elec..:                                f"Ij
   Missouri Oas '" Electric Service C'o', .:; .'< .~. :': ... : ~                                    ,..       Helll'lu1-te.    :           , . :,                            ,                .' 443· Eleo;      ..                      c:
  Bonne Terre Farmlhg '" Cattle Co. : , ' ::. :.,. :., " .. '                                             ,    Herculaneum,'                    , ,', '           , . , ..                              \Yater, .                         I;l:l
   Herma~n Electric Light co,'. ' ,';" ,'. , .. :. '                               ,     :           ,, .      Hermann                , .. ,         ,.,                  .                   1,592 I Elee.                               t:
   City of Hermann . . . . , . , ,             : . , . , , , .. : .. : .. ,                   , ,        .     Hermann: ,                     ,' ,                        .                             'Yater.
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   Citizens Electric Light Co, . ,                          ' , .,          ,             ,              .     Higbee. ,                          ,               ,       .                   1,215 glee.                                 [/).

   City of Higg; nsville,           , .. : . : . ,          , :                                 ,        .     Hi~glns\·jJJe                ,                         _ .                     2,628 Eloc..• \Vater.                       t'I1
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                                                                                                                                                                              .               2,007. Elee.•. \Vatcr, '
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   City of Hopkins,               , ..'                ,         ,,               ,       , .. , .. ,          Hopkins .. ,., ,                              " . , .. :                                 \Vater.                           t'I1
   Hopkins Oaa LIght Co, : ,                         , , . ,':           ,                ,              .     Hopkins. ,                ",           ,                  : .                           Oaa.                               n
  p, 'A. Hcrrington .. " .', .•. ,,:                 :,. :'                    ,              ,       ,.      I-Iouston         ,          , , .',            ', .. '.. ,                                j
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   City of Humansville, . , , .. , ,".'                , . : .. , .. ,                '. '               .    Humansville, ....• ,                       ,       ,           .                    913 Water.'                             ~
  Huntsvl1le Eleetrio Light Plant                               :             ' .. , , ,                .     Huntsville .. ,                                       :        .                2,247 Elec.                                 E::
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  City of Huntsvllle ",' .. ,.:,.,                  '.,., ..-: .. ,           ::,                 ,     .     Huntsville                   : . , .. , , ,                    .                         Water.                             til
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  Missouri Pu bile Utilities Co                     ,. , ., .,                , . , :. '. ,             .     Illmo . • . . . : , ,           " .,                           .                           I
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  City of Independence. ,                  '.. ,          ': ; , '.' . ,                     , :,       .     Independence .. ' .. : ~                     '           , ..                   9,859 Elec.
  The KansaS Oas Co. '.' . , .' .. ':, . , .. '. ,. :                         , " " , , , .. ,.               Independence                '.. ,                             .                          Oas.
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  Jackson Co. Light, Heat &: Power Co:                                  ' ..; ,. '. , . ~', , ..              Independence                                    ': .., , ..                              Oas.
  Independence \\raterworka Co. , .. ', . ,                           , .. ,                            ,     Independence                 :            , ._ .....                                     Water.
: I~terurban \Valer Co                  , .. , '               ',                           '.. , .• :.       Iildepcndenee: ,                                 , . ' : ..                              \Yater.
  Iron Co. Electric Light &: Power Co,                                , .. '         '. ,               .     Iron ton: . :                                              , .                      721  Elec.
  City of ,JaC].:;6on .. '              ' _, ,                                , .,.,                    ,     Jaeltpon                     , • , .. .                       .                 2,105    Elec" \Vater.
  Jasper ,City Electric Light Co .. ,                        '          ,            :          -. , ..       Jasper                ,             ,'           ,            .                    664   Elee.
  Jefferson City Light~ Heat &. Power Co                                         ,                  , ..      Jefferson City. ,                                     ,       .                11,850 Elec.• Oas.
  Capital City Wator Co •. '                          , .....• '                     , •••...•.               Jefferson Cit~r . •. , ......• , .•...                                                   \Vater.
  City of Jop~ln. :         , , ., ,       ,        ,                      ,. ,,            ,          .      Joplln                                          ,             .                32,0.3 I Elee,
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                                                                                                      •Joplin •........... , .,                          :        ..                                        Elee•
Empire District Electric Co.';'                    : .' ......•.. :                             .
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Ozark Pow:er do \Vater               .<;:0,               ,. ',' .'           ,.." :         ',"      Joplin .. ;                               : .. ,        : .
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Joplin OaS Co,'..•....•.... , ...•. ','                        ,             , . , :, .', . , .       Joplin .. , ..........• , :                                 .
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Kansas Natural Oas C~. , .. ', , . ,                                 ', .. , . , . :'           .     Joplin ••.•........... ,                           '. :     .
                                                                                                      Joplin                                                      .                                         Oas.
Quapaw Natural Oas Co.;                  '            ' .. '                                   ":
                                                                                                      Joplin ..•...... :                             ·."··· .                                               Water.
Joplin ''later "'orks Co                                     ,          '                    ' ..
                                                                                                       Knhoka                              : ......•.. ,          .                           1,755         Elec., 'Vater.        (/l
City of Kahoka. ,                                                        : "             '." .                                                                                                                                    t"1
                                                                                                       Kanslla City .•... '.' •...•......                                                   HoB,3S1         Elec.
Kansas City Electric Light Co                                      ,             ;              .                                                                                                                                 ("l
                                                                                                       r~lln~ns City                     '                        .                                         Elee.• Heat.          0
Kansas City Heating Co. ,                               , . , .'                                 .
                                                                                                       l~ansllS City                                , .. " .                                                Elec.                 Z
North Kansas City Light. Heat k Power Co                                                        .                                                                                                                                 t:l
                                                                                                       l~nngllS City                                              .                                         Oas.
Kansas City Oas Co
North Kansas City W~ter Co: . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ,
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Kansas City           ,         :                                                           : ..                                                                                                                                  Z
Kearney Elect.ric Light Co . . . . . . . . . . . • ,                                            .     1"CllrJ1 0Y                                                 .                                 (;31    Elec.                 e:
I{ennett Ice &; Ell'etric Co .. :                                    '                          .      E'cnn(>tt •.......... ,                       ,        .                                  3,033      Elee, .               >
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City of Kennett .. ,                                                  ,                          .     l-\(>nrwtt                                 : .. '          .
                                                                                                       K,·ytl·~yllle                 ,                        , ..                                  963     Oas.                  ~
J. W. Taylor:                    ,              ·       ;···          ··:··········
                                                                                                       Klns: Cit~·                                ,         , , ..                                  966     Elee."
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Ki ng City Electric &. Mfg. Co .•...•.....................                                                                                                                                                                        'll
                                                                                                       j-\!rhgille                                                .                              6,347      Eloc:                 0
Kirksville Light. Power & Ice Co ..••.... ,                                  , .. "              .                                                                                                                                :.l
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Kirksville Oas, Heat k Electrio Co ...•.....-.'                                        ,        "
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1vrissouri Heat, Llr;ht & Power Co                                                              .      Elrks,·lllo                     ,                          .
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City of K!rhsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           J';:IJ"l<s,·jlJe . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                                                   0
                                                                                                       Kirkwood                                        :          ;                           4,171         Eiee., W~ter.         :.l
City Of Kirkwood ..•.. '             ,        : .' .•.•... '•.....•. :                          .
Mammoth Spring Electric Light & power Co •...••..• '.. ,.                                              Koshol1ong                    ,                            .                             452         Elee. ,
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                                                                          , •. ~ ..•...•.              I.a Bene                                                 ','                           1,017                               t1:l
City of La Belle.'           '"                  '
Laclede Eloctrle 1,lght Co:: '.::                   :            ,.:           " :               .     Laolede •••. : .. ,                                      ,.                          "   740         Elee, '
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 1.360      Eloc., ."·atar.
City'. of L~ Omnge                                                                                    LIl'Ornnge .•.. :.: ...........• ,                                          '.,       J
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City of Lamar ..•... : .': .. ,;::' .....•... : .....•... ~ ..•. ,.                                                                                                      r'   ~                                                   I-"
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M. F, \Yahronblock :.'.. .- :;·,:.·."                                        : •.•·.\.···                                                                              ;1'        .... :.
                                                                                                                                                       ~•.. , . "                                   fl64.   Elec.
Oity'of JJarlcustor~ ••. "_: .~: .',. ---;~ •• ~'\:,,"" ~,\" ,,~ ••"~'.: ~:::,,"~•.                   I'll nCllstor ..... :. :'.• ;.,                           ..


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I~a Plata L!sht, n~at '& Ice CO. '. :. ~ •.•. :: .'•. ,'•...:. : .....                                                                                                                           1,605
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                                                                                                                                                                                                   758      Eieo.
c. D. Dail                                                                  ;,.::.<..'. \..                                                                                                      1,038      Elee. ~
Lathrop Light. lIcllt '" Power Co. ; ..•. :' .~: .-.:;'~ •.••'. ...: ..•                                                                                               c.                          604      Bloo.; ..;            ,.'
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Excelsior Springs Water. GIlB 8:: EJ(\o!'rio Co'.• -:.... , , . :: •• ~. :.,                          l.nw·son .... : •.••..............
             .                     •         t · .. -                    ,'-."                    ,   1.01,nl1on':•. '.. ';-                 :            ;        ,                             2,430      £100., 'Yater.        1:...'1
cIty of I,obanon .•.....•. ;                                                          :         .
                                                                                                      L('o's Summit .. ,                                           .                             1,455      Eloo.                 '-ll
l,ce's Summit Ell'I'lrlc Light'" Powor Co. " ...•. " •...•...

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     LIST OF UTILITIES FURNISHINQ GAS, EI,BOTRIC,
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'Yilliam Don Carlos ..• ', . .-•.. , : :                 , : .. , . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..            l,ccton                                                 .-.                   -420   Elec.
J. S. Herridge: .• ; .. '. , . " •.... '                        ,.,               ,               , ..    Lowl~ton                   ,                         ·. .-.       -.           405   Elec.
 Mis~ourl Oas '" Electrlc Service Co                                ,        '. . . . . . . . . . ..      Lexington                         ,          , .. -; .                     '5,242    Elee., Gas..   .
'Lexlngton 'Yater Co:                  ', .. ,                                    ,                   ,   LexIngton.,                  ,                            ,                    ...   Wat!lr.'                    t-rj
 Missouri Oas do Electric Service 00,                                   .- ..•...... , . ..               Lexington ,Tunctlon,                                      .            ~    .....    Elea.                       c::
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 Liberal Light Co         .-• .- , :                 -     -: .........•.. ,                          :   Liberal                             ·      ,              .                    800 Elee.                         t""
 Missouri Oas do Electric Service Co                          ,                 , . , . . . . . . ..      Llborty                      ,                            .                  2,980 Elee.                         ....
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 City of Liberty        ,,,             , , , . , , .. ,.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..           Llborty .. :                                              ,                          V.,rater.
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 Lilburn Screen <t: Power Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..                        Lilburn .. ""                   "                ,., .'.                       484. Elec,
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 E. R. Oriost     ,. ,.,            ,                ,                ,                               ,   LIncoln: .. ,.'.", '                    ,. ,       :      .                    336 Elee.                         :D
 Linn Electric Light Co                                     ,           , . . . . . . . . . . . ..        Linn"                                      ,              .                    532 Elec.                         <:
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 City of Linneus      , , .. , .. '.. ,                         ,       , . . . . . . . . . . . ..        Llnnolls           ,                                      .                    882 Elec.                         ('l
 Lockwood Elcctric Light Plant,                                       ,                    ,          ,   J,ockwood                         ,                       .                    961 Elec.                         r:1
 Louisiana Light, Power & Traction Co                               ~      , .. "            , . . ..     LouI8inna                                                 .                  4,454 Elcc., Gas.                   n
 Louisiana \Vater Co              '                                   : .._                ;'. , .',.     Loulsinna.,                       "            :          ,                  .... .  'Vater.                     0
City of Macon         ",.,                :          ,                                   ,.,          ,   1\fncon .. ,           ,.,               ,                .                  3,584 Elec_, 'Yate:-.               ~
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 Macon Oas '" Electric Co                   :.,                     ,                                     !l.fncon . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                               Oas.                        ....
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 Maitland Electric Light & Power Co                               :                      ,. ..            !l.fnll-lnnd       ,            ,                         .                    736 I Elee.
Clty.of Maitland .. ,               .-                                                                    l\faitland                                             '..                           'Vater.
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City of l\-Ialden       ,."                   '. , . ,         :        , ,         : . . . . . . ..      l\Inldcn,            ·            ,.,            '        .                  2,116 Elee., 'Yate:-,               ~
Mansfield Light cl;; Power Co                                                       .- .. : . : . ..      :Manstlcld .. , . , . " . ·.. ,                           ,                    477 Elec.
City of Marceline                           , ..••••.••.....•...........                                  l\tnrccllnc                   '                , .. , ..                     3,920 Elee., '''ate:-,
Lawrenc~ Co. \Yater, Light & .Cold Storage Co .. '. : . . . . . ..                                        Marlonvllle                           '                   .                  1,272 Elec., Wate:,.
 Missouri Oas ,1: Electric Service Co .. ,' .. ; ,                                :              '. ..    r-farshall                   ,                            .                  4,869. Elec.,Oas.
City of Marshall."                      :                          :., .. ,'                              !l.lnr~hall, ...............•..... .-                                       ....  . Water.
 Marshfield Elcctric Co ..'                                                            , .'. ; . , ..     I\fnrshl1cld,                           ,.,               .                . 1.193 Elee .
Marston Light Co. (l'~ot' Inc.). ,                                ,.,             , .. : .. ,             l\fnrston                                    : .. ,       .                    258 Elec.
Maryville r~lectric Light & Power Co                                  ,                      ,            !l.fnr~·\·ille            .': .. , .....•. , ..                              4.762 Elee., HeaL
City of Maryville,                '            , .. ,.:           :        ,                              l\fuQ·\·llle                    :                         .                          'Vater.
De Kalb Counlj' Electric L~ght Co                                                 ,. ,            , ..    l\fn~·s\'llle         '- .. :                    ,        ,                  1.051 1 Elec.
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 Meadville J~lght '" Plumbing Co                         , .•...............                  J\1eudvllle. '                             '         , ..                       580    Oas,
 Memphis Electric Light. Heat & Power Co ..• '                          , ..•..•..            !\femphls                         ,                  ,.                       i, 984 . Elec.
 Mexico Power Co               ,                   , :'                     ; ,.'        .    ! 1e:--:.loo: ••..• , . , . _ , , •• ,                 .                      5',934   Elec., 'Vater. Gas, Heat.
 City of Milan . . • . . . . . . . . , ,                                                 .    !\filo.n . • . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , ,                      2,191 E[ec., "Yater.
 Moberly Light & Power Co                                   :                       , , ,     J\fobcrlY                 , '                ,         .                     10.92~    Elec" Gas_
 City of !vlobcrly •.... : ••...... , . , ,                   , . ; . , .• ',            ,    1\10ber!y ••• , .•• , .•. , . , ...•. '.'                                              'Vater.
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 c. Mosl.ey . .o'., •.. , .. ,' ~, , , .• '.' . , , . , ' . , •••..•..•••                     J\1 ol,ane, •...... , .... , , . ' , .. ~ ..                                     646 Eleo,                         tIl
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 City of Monott                        ,    , ; .. , . ,                      ,       , .     !'oronott ..••• , ••....•.. '... , . , .                                               Elec" \"ater.
 City of r..f onrDe, , .. , .•.... ,                 , .. ,         ,                   ',    !'ofonl·OEl •• '.' ••• , .•. , .•...... "                                     1,749    E[ec., \Vater.
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 Montgomery Ico & Electric Co                          , .. , , . ,                      .    1\lontgomor~' City                             : .." ,                        1, 789   Elec.                       ~
 Missouri Public Utilities Co                   , .. ,                    ,       ,. ,,       J\ror~hou~e                   '                        .                      1.636 Elec.
 Louis C. Sperry        ,'          '       ,.,.,           ,                   , ., "        1\1 orri~dllo ••••• ' .. ,                             .                         360 Elec" \Yater.                 >-
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 Mound City glectric Light &, Ioe Co                              ,                      .    1\10u11d City                     ,. , . :,          ,'                       1,575    Elec,                       Z
.Mound City         ,                      "" .. :            ,           ""             ,    1\toun(\ City             , ,                        ,'. I , •                         Water.                      c::
 Mountain Oro"e Ice & Electrlo Co                      , : .. ,                       , .     ~r.)unl,lin 01'0\'0                      ,.,." ..                                     I
                                                                                                                                                                            1,722 Blec.                          >
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 City of !\follntnln Grove                               ,        "" .. ,                .    :-.,r.Hll1lail1 Orove               , .. ,             .                               'Yater,
'City of 1\10unt vernon .. ,             "',, .. ,          ,                     :      .    l\touu,t '''('l.rnol).,        ~ ~                 :             .            1,161 Elee., \Vater.                 ~
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Neck qlty. ; .••••.• , • , , .• ' • , ." •...•. , , ...........•... Keel, Cit~,                   , ,., •... '.. ,   ,                                                         528   'Vater,                     ';;I
Neosho Electric Light Co              ,. ,,                  , , , . , . , ' ::-.:t... O='"llO   \ ••••••.••••.•...                                                         3,661 Elec.                          o
Ci'ty of Neosho, , , . , .. , •. , , •...••..••• ' , • , •••...•.. '••. NOt)f.llO              ,
Ft. Scott & NeYl\oa Light, Heat, 'Vnlor & Power 00, ., .•. Kt'\'lldn •••••...•..• " .. '. " " , •.•
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Newburg Electric Light & Power Co, . , ,                                                  ,   Xt-"\\'11\irg . . . . . . . . . • • . • • • • • ~ • . • . ,                      932   Eleo.                       >::I
City of New Franklin .. , . ,                          , , , .. , ,                       ,   Nc\\' l"'·nnl<lln.,., .••••.•.• ,.".                                             794 . Water.                      o
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Home Electric Co ..•.•. , , , .. , •.....•••• , ,                           , , .. ,    , .   Kll\\" Franklin ••. '•• , , '• •. :                         ',', .                     Eleo: .'
ctty of New Haven . . . . . , ... , .... " .... ,., ....•.•. " ..                             Nt"""\' Htlyon      "                                            .              ,855'\ WR·ter.                     -<
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North !\rtssouri Light & Power 00, •...• , , , •••.•.. ; , ••••                               Nt'\\" London ••• : •• , ,                                       ,               942   Elec.                       >
Julian J. Ross . . • . . . . . . . . . , . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . : ..•• , .. , ,    No\.... !,ondon••" •••• :. , •••. , .. , .                                             Eleo.                       ::tI
New Madrid Electrio Light & Power Co . . . . . . . . . • . . . • . . .                        Now l\.tadrld •.. ', ••••••• ; •. : •..                                       1.882 ,1.Eleo.                       ........
City of Now !'olndrld ...• '•• , •••••.•• " ••• '••••••••.•.••• ,                             Ncw'r..rndrid:•••• '::: ",' ;'.:: ....                                                 Water.                      <.0
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Norborne Fuol, Jce &: IAght Co,·                               :.;.,: .••.•.....              Norbornt'!. : ••. ~:. '~,:'•.• .' .. ': :; .•..                               1,241 ·Eleo.                         ,:>..
Merchants J~ight·J:. Power Co ..••. :                             : : ••..••.... :            No,\·Snger .. ,   ::        -      ~          .                               1,71i' Eleo.
W.'T. MgLu\lrlne .. ;!. ~.:.:.:                                          '.               .   Onlt Grove •••. :'.• :. :    '.. : .                                             641   Eleo.              "
Richard A. Bank .•• '.' :                            :, • '.' •.••••• , • '.' ••• , .         Onl, Orove.: .•.1" ••••••., . : . : ••• J',                                            Gas:
Clly of Od cssa ..• , " . :             '            , .•... :            : . ;-. , ••••• ,   Od('ti~n.         'I                      ~   • • •-:   •   ~-   ..           1,531    El~c.•
The s~ott County !'dllling Co'-                            ::        ~: ...•. , .. " .        o rn ri; .. , . -..• ; , . , , .. '             ,-. : . : ..                  1,023 Eleo:                          ~
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City 'Of Oregon .. '                  , . '. •......... : • , '.• , .. '.' , . , .•.          Ol'\~"On', •••••• ; . , • , .••..•••. , .                                     1,002    Eleo,; \Vater.              ---1

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      Empi;e'Dlatrict Electric Co, .'. :, :: . , ,                                 :, :, .. , ,'.. ', , , , ,          Oronogo .... , ,C :. , , ... , .. , :. , , ,                                  1 ~_!l12, '     Eloc",: ':,
      Oro'nogo Oae C~.',.                          c:'::,:". :"., :""            >                     ,' ,.           Oronogo, , , •. , •. , . , . , " . , . , , ..
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      City of Oronogo.,,',. ,. ;',. ,':.,.-:.,                               ,               " .. , '. ,          .    Oronogo.",.,                          ,         " ..                                          Water,
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    , M ISBOU ri 0 as & Electric Sen-Ice Co :',                               '.. '. : .. , , '. '. , . , . , :        Orrick" :', , , • ! • , , • • • : .' . . • • • ' ; ,                 .'..      Eloo.
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      Osceola Light &; "Water Co. " , .. : , .. '. "                             ':: : , .. .-. : ,               .    Osceola                         "         ,        , .'         .", ./1·,114~ Eloc" \Vator.                             c:::
      Owensville Electric Light Co. ,                             ,                          ,.:                 .     Owensville           , .. ,       ;. J. , • • • , " •                  • 677   Eleo.                                     Cd
      ',Vater Power Ullht Co,                   :'.. '"                         :,                         " ..        OZ;:lTk          , . , . : .•...... , .. : .                              813 Elec, ,                                    t:
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     City of Ozark. , .. ,             ,                             , ., ,           ,'. , ,                , ..      Ozark,." .. .'.,                                 ;.,                           \Va-tor.
     The Electric Co, of :r li550Uri . . . • • . . . • • . . • • • . • • . • . . . . , ..                              Pacillo          ,           ,.,            " .. "                     1,418 Eleo.                                      [j)

     City of Pacinc         ,'        , , , , ,              , .. : ,                                        ' ..      PacIfic,        , , , , ..•... , ,                 ,•                          \Vater,                                  t'1
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      City of Palmyra. "                                          :                 "            ,               .     Palmyra . • . . . . . . . . ,.,                  :, .;.                2,168  Elec.• v,'ater,                           <:
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     C:ity o{Parls        ,      ,.,.:                       ,,                   ,         ,                    .     Paris.,                        ,.,                   .                ~1.474, Elcc., \Vater.                            C1
     Park College, .. ,                     , .,                  ,         , .. , . , .. , . , ,                .     Parkville .. '                                       ,                   ?65 Elcc .• \Vaier.                            t'1
   .Hugh T. Jones and S. W. Fickle                                             ·         ,." .. ,:,              .     Parkville, :              ," ,           , '.'       ,                        Gas: ,
     Pl)irce city. " , . :. , ,        , .. , , .. , . ,                ,,                    ,'. ,              .                                                                                                                             n
                                                                                                                       Peirce City, . :                   ,                 .                 2,043 Elec .• \Vator.                            o
     North Missouri LIght &; Power Co, :                                              ,                 : . , ..       PerrY.: ... , , .. , . : .. :                :,. , .                     895  Eloc.                                     ~
 . Perry Co. Public Utilities Co, , .. , . ,                                : . , .. ,              ,            .     Perryvlllo, , , , . ,                                .                 1,708 Elea.                                      E!::
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" . Wm. E. Bun~'ard:-..• , : .. , : ... , ... ,                                :,.• , . , , .. :            , ..       Piedmont .•. : . , , , •. ,                    , , ..                  1.154 Eloo,                                      Ul
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  , zahCiringcr Electric Light", Power Co                                   , . '. . , .. '            ,        .      Pilot Grove. ,                           , . , .. : .                    654 Elec,                                      .....
    Smith ClominSB. , . ,                , .. : . , ,                          ,                   ,            ,      Platte City •......•. ,                        ' ...                     763  Elec.
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   'Plattsburg LiSht &; Power Co                                    ,          ,            , . , .. ,          .      Plattsburg. , .. ,'...• , ,                    " ..                    1.650 Elec,                                      :z:
     Roader Light, Ice .to Fuel Co                                        ,                           '         .      Pleasant HlI!                            :. :       ,              ." 2,065 Elec.
     City of Ploasa~t Hill. '                            ,                     , .:                             "      Pleasant Hill, ,                , . " .. .' .. : .                            \Vater,
     Missouri Public Utilities Co                                                                      ' " .•          Poplar Bluff          , .. , .. , ..'               .                  6,916 Elec.
    ,C~ty of ,Poplar Bluff, .. ~"                  ;                                    :                       .      Poplar muff                                 ,.,     .                         \Vatcr,
     Portageville 1\lan ufacturing Co • . . . . , .....•. , . ,                                                 .      Portageville I • • • • • • • • , • ' • • , • • •                         987 Elec.
     City of Potosi          ,                ' .:                                            ,           , , ..       Polosl                            , ..• :           .                    772 \Vater.
    City of Princeton                                                                              ,            .      Princeton"               ' . ,                 ' .. ,                  1,385 Eloc.• \Vatcr.
     City of Purcell. ,               :                                                 ,       ,               ,      Purcell .. :          ,' .. ,                       .                    994 Water.
   'E. L. Hawks .. '.. , .. ,                         , •...... ,.,.,                                           .      Puxico        , .. , ...•...... :                   ,                    81,4 Elec., \\'al cr.
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          "                                                      .                                         Qu~en  City •• ,' •.•...• , .. ,'. , •• :                                       701         p;!eo.
        Queen City .. , :" , . ; . , . ,'.', , : , , ... , ..... , , ., .. , , .. , .....
                                                                                                           Republic. , •• , . ,. " ., .•.. " , .,                                          884         Eleo.
        Republic Lighting Co.-:,.,                 ".:."",."                               ·.····,
                                                                                                           Rich lrill .. " .. " .. ,., .. " . , ..                                       2,755         Elec.• Ons, "·ater.
     , City of Rich Hill .. :' .... , . ,', . , , ... , ,-: , , .'.. ,                 , , .. , .. '..
                                                                                                           R Ich];1I](\. , ••. ' .. , •. , .•.•. , .. ,                                    884         Elec.
        Richland Light & Power Co, . , . , , .. ' .. ' . ~                           , . ,      , ...
                                                                                                           Richnl0nd                       '.. ,      :.                                 3,664         Elee.
        Missouri.Oas .'t Electric Sen'ice Co, ..' .. ,                                 ,      " ' ..
        City of Richmond .• ,.,                                 ,:            ,          :      , .. ,.    RiC'hn~Q"d.       , •..... , , .. ' .. , ..•.                                               'Vater.
       .Milligan &; Tayl.or ......•. ,             , .. ,. , .. ,                  ,                 ,.    Rirll-:eWll~'         , ,., ....•. , .. , ..                                     841        .oas,
                                                                                                           Rocl<\'ort. ,     , .:              ,.,      .                                1,053         Elec.• 'Yator.
        City 'of R,oe1<port .. , , , . , ,             ,              '            ,          ,       ,
                                                                                                           Rolla         , . , . , .. ,          " ,,,                                   2.261         Elec., 'Yllter.
        City of Rolla ..• " . , ..• ',                    , ..•... ,            , ., . '. .• , .. , ,
                                                                                                           Rolin' ilIe,        , . , .. , , .. , , .. , ,                                 , 245        Eleo.
        J, L. Pendell, . , ,           ,            ',          '                               ,      .
                                                                                                                                                                                         1,796          E.tca.
        Salem Light .~ Power Co. , . , ....••.. , . ' .. : ...•... , :                                '    Sal('m .•... , . , . , .•... , .. ,                 · .
        City of Sall"bury ...•. , ... , ..... , , , . . . . • . . . . . . . , . ,                    ,.    S"lisbllrr, , ... , .' . , , . '.'             ,.' ,                          1.834          1': led', , \Vllter.
                                                                                                           !';;lre(>:do     " .•. " .",.,.:             .'. ,,',                         1,311          Elee.
        Sarcoxie ]~h,,,11'ic 'Light .'t :M ilIing Co                          , .. , . ,              ,
        City of Sarcoxie • . . . • . . . , ....••.. ,                       , .•.. ' ...•... , .           Sarcoxie                , . , , " ..         ,,      .                                       'Nator.
                                                                                                           S:l"nnJlah~ . ~ •.•.•. ~ ......              ~ .. ,.                          1,583          Ellee.
        Savannah Ekctrie'l,lght & Power Co. : ,                             ,                         .
        City of Savannah             , :. ,          : ...•. , ,                   : ..•.. , .•..          SaYllnnnh ... , , .... , ." .. ,             ... ,:                                          \Vater.
        City Light <~ Traction Co                  , .. , .•...• , ...• , ••. '... ' , ..                  St'dnlill .• ~ •...... ', ...• , "           . : , ..                       . 17,822          Bleo.,Oas.
                                                                                                           S{'dnlla.. , • : •.•.•..• , •.•• ,                 , ,I •                                     Hoat.
     , Economy 81""m Heating 10: Elecit'[e Co                                      " , .. , . ' , ..
                                                                                                           Sl'dnHI\.,. ""          ,           ,        . .'    .                                        Water,
        City 'Vater Go. of Sedalia                        , . , . , . ' , . , . , •••. , ,            .
        Senath l"jght .\:; Power Co .. ,                    , , . , , , .. ,             ,           ,.    St'noH~ •... , ....• '           ,'                , ,I."                     1.029           Elee.
                                                                                                           ScnC'"CR.,' •••••••••                                                         , 981           \Vater,
        Seneca Artesian 'Vater Co                      , . ,                      ', , ,      ,. ,.,                                      ,.1   •••   ••••   ••. ,



        C. W. Longflcro •.. "                    ::, .•... , ...•. , ...• "" .• ,.                         St."),'nlOu·~ ••••   : • • . • • • • • • • • . . . . to                         590         ',Eleo. "
        City of ShelbillQ ..•..•. , ,                   , , .. , ,        '     , .. , .. , . , "':        Sh"lblna        , . ~ •. , .• '             ,                                 2.17,4        . Eleo" Water.
        Robert Parker •. ,                  ,. ,,.'                  ,,         , .....• ; ,          .    Shl'lb~·"Jllo ..•• " ; . , , •. ': .. , •...                                          685     Bleo.
        Missouri Public Utilities Co                                ,' . :           : .,       ;     .    Snicllton, ..: ", •. ,      , , ••..•....                                     3"3~7:          Eleo.
                                                                                                           Sikeston •. , " ,             ;., , , ,     .                          'J                     \Vatsr.
        City o·fSlk,'ston,..•••• ,., .. : ...•• , ....•.•.••• ,: •.•.• "
        City of Slater,        '.,.:             , .. , .. :. , .. ; .'                       , .. ,.      Slntor .. '             , . : , . " •.. '.. , . -, .          ."              3,238           Eleo., \\'at .. r,
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      'Carl JunellOll (laR Co.·,'.,
        Smithvllle EI('"tric Light Co., .• ,'
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                                                                                                     ..    Sm\th!lold, , .•... '.' . ': :.' '. :."
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        'Leo Elo'etrlc Co. , .. :, , ••.. ~ "', , • , : , ..•• ' , •• '•••.•••••'. , •                     South Ulnndmr<i .• , , • , .' :     , ,'.                                                    Eleo,·'.
, , ' CityofSoulh Oorin.. ·•• :.·.:....••. ·                                               ~.; ••.•.       SOllth GorIn .•••..• '., .'.", .: , , . -                       '~'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 746    'Vater,
         Cityof S plckilrrls·dlle. '. ~ ..... ': : ... : ..'            :       ~ •••'          :     .    Spickard.dUe .....•..•• '::.":,,                                                      638   ',Water,
      ,Springfield o~e .~ Elc~irlc ?O~                  .:.. ,.. ,: ,.. '.' .,.. '.' : ', .                s I'rlnl-:(I"hl ..... '... , ..• ~ : .. ,i .... .-
                                                                                                           Sprlnl:n,'ht, ........•. , : ;'. , . ; . ,
                                                                                                                                                                                        35.201          Eloc., al1~. H"at,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        \Vater.
        Sp'rilll;:fleld Cll}; \Yllter Co....'. , .• : .•.. , • " • , ••..••. , ••.
                                                                                                           Stnnl.H~fr)'l>   •••••••.••••• , •.....                                       2,121          Eloo.
        Stanberrs'l,ll-:llt & Po\\'cr Co, , .•. : .•• , • , .....• : .••.. , ..                                                                                                              I
        C~t'y ~f Slnnb,ll·f)'· . , ~ , , : ..... : . , ., .. , . , ....•.. , .. : , ... ,                  St:1nh('n·~·.     , . , ..... , . " . , . ' .. , ..,                                         'Yater.
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       I"IST O~ UTILITIES FURNISHING GAS. ELEOTRIO, 'liEAT AND WATgn. SERVIOE IN THIS STATE'--Contlnucd.
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                     _ .•.          ~. ~.':. :~        .' .. , :.-          '. .-           .        Stowartsvll1l) ...........•...•..                              543       Eleo.
  American Light &, Power Co ,~.• , ,', '. : .. : . '. , .•.... , ,                         .        St. Charlos             _            ,          .            9,437       Elec.
  St. Charles Electric J,lght &; Power Co .. , . , . , . , ,                     ,       ,. ,        St. Charles                 ,      , .. , ,     .                        Elec. -
  St. CharleS Lighting Co ....•. '• .... ,                      , .. " ,           ,        .        St, Charlos                   '                 .                        Gas. .                                       '"d
  City of St, Charlee·.. ,               ,,.,              , .':         ,,. ,,             ,        St. '0 IHtrles          , .,           ,       ,.                        Water.                                       c:
  American I,ight &, Power Co . .' .. :                            , . ,           , . , .. ,        St. Oharlcs County                     ,        .                        Elec.' '                                     td
  Home Light &; 'Vater Co ... , .. :                ,      ,       ,            " .. :."             Ste, Genovleve            ,.,        , . , , , ..             1,967 Elec., 'Y::ter.                                   ....
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  Alverson ree &: Power 00, ..-                   '          ":",                ,,,., ..            St, .Tamos                , .. ~ ,           _..              1,100 Elec.
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  St. Joseph Railway. LiGht. Heat &: Power Co .. :                                          ,        St. Josoph              : ........•.. , ~                    71,403 Elee" Heat.
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  St. Joseph Gas Co .. .'       ', .. .'                           ,                        ,        St. Josoph         ,               , . , •... ,                          Oae.                                         ::tI
  St. Joseph "'ater Co        :                            ,         '                     ,.        St. Josl1ph .. "                     " •....                             \Vater.                                      -<
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  Cupples Station Light, Heat & Power Co                                               :    .        St. Louis.:           _ .........•....                     687~029 Elee" Heat.                                        (}
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  Holland Realty &; Power Co                 ' ..•.•......... , .. ,                        .        St.' T>ouI8    '. ,                             .
  Laclede Gas I ight Co                        : .. '. , . ,          , .. , .. , , . , ..           St, Louis ••••..•....•.•••....•                                          Elec., Gas.                                  ()
  Pheonix LiGht, Heat & Power Co. ,                            ,         ,       , , .. , ..         St. Louis          _, , ,          _            .                        Elec.            \   .                       o
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  Union Electrio Light & Power Co'. '                 ,        :                            ,        St. Louis •.... ,                    , ..•...                            Elee" heat.
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  City of St. Louis .......• , • .-.•...• : .. : , . ,                                 ,    .        St. Louis .. ' ... , ...•..........                                      'Yater.                                      .....
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  The Electric Co. of Missouri •..- . . . . ,. ,' .. ,.,: .. ,.,                          ,.         St. Louis Count~·                               .                        Elec.                                        t/l
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  St. Louis CountY,Oae Co .•.••.... ,                      , ' . , .. , .. ,                .        St. Louis County .. , _                         .                        Oas.                                         o
  Western Power &; Light Co:                   ,           " .. ,              ,           ,.        St. Louis Count3· .....••. , •. ",',                       , .. -' , . , Elec.                                        :z:
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            Louie Water & Light                 Co                 ,                     '. : .. ,   St. Louis County .. , ...• , .. _'...                                    Elec., 'Yater.
  City of Sturgeon, ....•.. , '           '           ,                '             ,,     .        Sturgeon ...••••. : ...•........                                663    Elee.
  City of Sweet Springs . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; -           :            :, ,        Sweet Springs •.....•.....•....                              1,122     'EJee" 'Yater.
  Tarkio Electric k Water Co:                                                        _      .        Tarkio •••••.....•• , ... ,.: .. ,                           1,966      Elec., \Vater.
  Mammoth Springs Electric Light & Power Co                                            ,    .        Thayer .. " .. ,            , .. _ , ..• _ .                 1,613     Elec.
  City of Tipton       , ...........•.•..•.......... -                                      .        Tipton          '."         ,                   '            1,273     Elec. -
  Tron'ton Gas & Electric Co ... _              , .. ~ . , .. _                ~ .. _       ,        Tn.'nton .. ,             , .......•....                     5,656     Elec., Oas,
  City of TlontQn                , , .. ; ,                    ,         ,. ,               .        Trenton .. , . _ , , _ .. " . ,            , _..                       Water.
  City of Troy. ,'     '           ,                                     ,,. :              .        Troy .•.... ,         ,            _            .            1,120     Elec,
  The Electric Co. of Ivl:issouri              -             - .. , . , ,                   .        Union            _                     ,., .. ,                934     Blec.
   City of Union .. , .. , . ' ........•.... , .. ,                               ,         , . ..                         Union.',            ,             ,.",.,            .                 Water.
   A. A, Dodge        :      , .. " ..'. , :                ,              :         '      , . ..                         Union Star               I ' •• , , , • • • , •• , •            3881 Eleo,
   City of Unionville,.". :.'              , .. ",."                              ",.,.".                                  Unionville •... ,., ....• ,.,                       ,        2. 000 Elec.; Water.
  ,Valley Park Electric Co,           , .. , ,        ' .,'             ' ,,             ,                                 Vnnoy Park                       , .. ,". , . p"    '                 Elec.
   Valley Park'Vater Co .. " .. , " , . , . '           ,                            :. . . . ..                           Vnllo)' Purk .. '            " .•.. , .. ,",        .                 'Vater,
   Vandalia, Electric Light Co. ,            , ~ ~ .. ,                      ,       ,          "                          VnndaJra                             ,           ,.          1,595 Elec.                                       [/l
   City of Vandalia .. , ..•....... ,                '.,               ,            ,." "~'"                               VundaUe..,                       , •..... ,         .           "   . Water,                                   tIl
   Lawrence Co. Light. "'ater & Cold Storage Co                                                                          'Voronn,.,                           ' ,              .           446   Elec., Water.'                           ('l
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   City of Versailles .•.•..... ; .. , .. ,                   "           ,                ,                               V('rsames             ,."                      ,    .        1.598 Elec.                                       Z
   F, J. Keep       ,      ,      ,                    ", , . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . ..                               "lonna., .. , .. ,                                 ,            •••   Elec.
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   Warrensburg Elootrio Light. Heat & Po,,"or Co                                                                           'Vnrrcn~h\lr~              ,"          ,      ,    .         4.689 Elec.
   Warren",burg & Pertle Springs 'YaleI' Co, •.... :                                 ,        , ..                        'Ynrrc118hurj:{ .. ,                       ,., .. ,              , ..  'Vater,                              >
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   Warrenton Electric Light. Ice &: Power Co. , . . . . . . . . . . . ..                                                  """rrenton                                         '.            795 Elec.                                  Z
   C~ty of 'V~rrenton,         ,.,         ,.:'           ,' .. ,.,              :                                        ":arr"nl<>!l .. , c" •• ' • • • • • • • • • • •                      .. .
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   City of 'VarsBw,'                                    ,,                        ,.,           "                         ,\ lH"Sn\'I"                      ,            ,    .            824 Elec.                                  >
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   The Electric Co" of l\'l:issourl                        , .. ,                       ,                                 \\"l\~hll1glon                                 ,.,.           3,67~    Elec.
 'Wa",hlngton 'Vnter & Light Co, . , .•....... :                                        , .. ,.                           'Yn",!llngl on           , ....•..... ,             .            ......Water.'                              ~
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   The Empire District Electrio Co                  ,             , ,                             ,                       'Y,llJb Cl~y, •.. ,                                 .        I1,S17 Eleo.                                   'd
  Webb City &: Cnrten'ilIe Gas Co, ,                             ,"              ,              "                         '\'"hlJ Cll~', .. , .....• , ••• " ., .                                              Ga~,                   0
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   Missouri Publlo Utilities Co... : . , .. , , ' .. , .. , , .. , . . . . . . ..                                         'Y,·bb City .• , ......• ~ ,                   , .,.                                 Water.
   City of ,Vebater Groves" , , . , •. , . : ,                ,'          ' .. ,              ,"                           \\'"hd ('I' 01'0\"'8, ....•.. ,                    .            7.080               Water,                .:-'l
  'Vellington L{&ht et Power Co.•...... , . , .. , , ,',                                , . , ..                          \\·,'llln~j.<>n.•.. ~ . , .• , ...• , ,             .              558               EleC.                  'tJ
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  'VeJlsville Light, Power et Water Co... , . '                       ,          ,         , . ..                          \Y C'lls\'1lI0, , , , • '.' , .• , , , .•.. , " .               1,194               Elea.                  ~
  The Royal Brewery .. , . , . " , . " . " .• ,                       " .. " .. " .. ,                                    \\"'Mon.• "." •. , . , . " . , . , ....                          1.019               Elec.
  The Weston Ons & Light Co .. " . , : . , , ... , , , " .... , .. .-, , , ..                                             \\·oslon"", •• ,: •. " •.••.. ,",                                ......              Gss,                   ~
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  City of West Plains, , .. ' ,.- ,": ..., .'... , .. ,             , . " . , .. ,., .. ,                                 \Ycst l'lnlns"". " ., , ••. " . ,.,                              2,910               Elec:, Water "
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  The Light, Power !< l\Janufncturing Co.. , ,                            , . ,.,                 ,                       'YlIlow Sprllt¥s; ,              , ".' . ,         .                                 Elec., Water
  City of 'Vindaor .....• ', , •.. " " . " : : .. ,:,                            ,.,,,.,                                  \YII1<1sor, .. , , .',;., .•. " , . , .. , ..                    2,241               'Vater.                ......
  'Vindsor Light. "'ateI', Heat & ~o~er Co.: .. ,                              , ': .. ,          ,                       \\'lndsoll, .... ,."" ,",. , ,:.': ; ,"                      "
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 .~        '. ',TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT.
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            ,A large pa~t of the time this d~partment has beim devoted
 ,: this year to securing reports from which to compile data of'
   ,'. each telephone company to- show the nu'mber of su'bscribers
        receiving. the ,several classes, of service at each exchange~ and the
 , ~. character of the plant equipment for both local exchange and,
    '" inter-exch'ange trunk. lines .. Such 'data in full for each company
   _.. \vill he very valuable. for the Commission, but it has, been im-
\ possible to get 'complete repo~Ls of this kind from all the com-
      · panies as yet. Mal1Y smaller companies in the state have so
     , little data in their own offices, and are so unaccustomed in some
  -, cases "to the work cif preparing such a report, that this depart-
     · ment can not at this time submit total figures of interest. A
    .. large percent of such record, however, is compiled and will be
   , completed in the near future.                             "
             Up to date, rate schedules have been secured and 'filed
       ,from 446' telephone companies, operating local exchanges in
      · 680 cities. towns and rural communities of this state. Less
        than 100 such points have competing exchanges.' Neirly aU'of
    . these communities have more or ress direct access to, the long
     : distance service of the five large systems of"lines in the state.
,.           The number of subscribers connected with th.e telephone
~_; -'systems of Missouri' is, approximately 500,000" which would
'. . -indicate that approximately three million times each day, t.he
        people of Missouri use the local telephone service, about thirty~
 \: -: four thousand timeS' each d~y they use the long dis~ance service...
      , .' buri:pg the year seventy-four formal cases' perta.ining to'
  ~ _telephone and telegraph companies were settled. having their
   . issues upon the· following mallers.:
",2:     Rate8~ amount o~. for Ilervlce           ,        ,    , __ , "'"; _ '.' . , , .',       ";'. ~ . ,', , , . .    f>
  •      ServIce. rules and practicee in regllrd to,. , .. , . , .. , .. :, ... _ '" •.. '. , . _ ... , . ,              14
     • . Franchises. Commission's certltlcate of convenience and necessity ,for authorIty
 '. ,         to exercise (under aectlon 96) ."." , • , • , .• , , • , •. , .', , • , ••. , , .. ,                   ,   10
 . '. Phyaical 'connection, , , , .... , ..••:, '. _... , , . , , . _.. , ,' ..... ~ .... , .... ,             ,       ' 2
      , Close<1. local exchanges. lack of bU)liness and competItive companies llrovidinlt
              for pu bllc, needs. ~                                                     ;. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     :2
        ~ales. consolidated competitive 'plants, and ieases, . ,                , , . , .. , ... , , , ... , : , ' 7
    ". SaJ9s, transfer of property, not consolidatlon .... ;                 _,            _. , , .. , •. , . . . .      21
'-; • Stock, issues of. _ .•. , , _ . , .. , ....•. , ..••.•. , ...•. , . , ,                  ,        , , ..•. , •       4'
 . . Bonus, [saucs or               , ,'•... ,     , , , . .-   .- .. , .. " . _,          :          , , "'; .. , . .     3

            . Total cases Closed.; ; •.. , , .• , , . ,           , . , . , .. , , . , , , . , .. , .. " , . , , . " ; . , .," 74
" .. .,.   . Pending Bettlement. ,           ,      ,           , . _..• ; , _. , . , . : .:                   , .. " . , .' ' 15
                             .             ,

                   Total casell \inuer conllideration, • _, ,'. , , . , . _ . , .... , ... , , , . '; ". , .. '"             89
                   SECOND ANNUAL REPORT. FOR YEAR                                               1914.

         or   the seventy~four cases closed 'this year~, pe~taining to
    the telephone and telegraph service, which were handled as for-
    mal cases and heard before the Commission; sixty~six were ulti- .
    mately settled upon terms                      of
                                    stipulation as agreed to by the liti-
    gants; and only eight cases requir'ed the erder of the Commission
    to settle differences that co~ld not be agreed 'upon by the parties
    in' interest. Of these eight cases all ];lave rested upo,n the decision
 , of the Commission without appeal to the courts..,' One 'motion'
/ for rehearing before the Commission is now. ~p~~ding.: These
. 'facts are worthy of note here as demonstrating' the"inna~e sense
     of justice in the people of Missouri, amon~ both. the purchasers
     and the producers' of this public service. which made possible the
     settlement of such an overwhelming percent of ,th~se 'cases by
  · agreement' as soon -as the questions were analyzed to funda-
  · men(al principles before the Commission.                  " ", ,
          These figures are likewise .significant of the value: of the
   .:Commission·s policy of giving to the interested parties' proper
     explanation of the merits of the. law and advice helpful,to those
     wishing to comply therewith, rather than to- force the contem-
     plated improvements upon the public by policies arbitrary or
  burdensom~.                                                                                 'f'   'to       ...~     ~
                                                                               "'"I '
                                                                                    '               :.
  Informal Complaints:                                                                   . . .f           •

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                                                                   Nature of            Compial~ts:;                         .':

                   DisposItion, '                        ServIce:' ,'. 'Rate8, " RUle8 and tet~8 Total.
                                                        quality or. amount of. . of 80rvlce,


   CorrectIon made by defendant,. , ~                      '.!7    . ' 19                    '. ','~ .~1.:· :.. _                        'fl7
 - Abandoned by coroPlaln"ant. , ~ , , .                      8           10                               .13 .' ' .     31
   Changed to format casell, .. , , . , , .                           .    3                             '. \ } " : . . . 12 .
   C~uBe of action not establIahed. , .                      1            11
                                                                                             , . :f                   ,~..     .. .
                                                                                                '             lW.: ','                  .... l2
   Now pending, ..... , , . . . . . . . . . . ..            '5             6,                '~'              10', .                    .20

        Total., . , ... , . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     '31             48        .        : . : : 73. _.
                                                                                                                  .     .          .       152 •




        From the above tabulation' it       be                    will
                                                    ·that~'du~ing 'the             seen
· year 14.0 complnintg were huncHed. informally 'through 'corrc-
 . spondencc Irom the Telephone and Telegraph Department.· by
 'explaining to the interested parties the. requiremen ts of the: .
  Public Service Commission Law and the better standards of p'rac- .
   tice obtaining in the telephone .and telegraph business, thereby.,
 . saving the state and the interested parties the expense of formal·
   cases ,~hicll' otherWise, might have' develop'ed. Compari~son'                                             <
                        PUBLIC SERVICE CO~Il\nSSlON'.


     - of the figures in thisJable is especially valuable-in setti~g out the
 ~: ' following points among those of interest.,
 .              Complaints. against rules and practices of _  the telephone
         ~ompanies'comprise     nearly half of t,he total number filed', indi-
  " eating that the telepho-ne companies 'of the state.should counsel
     , ' together -more freely to establish uniform rules 'of practice for
   , "general application.. This is still one of. the newest forms of
          public service and subject to developments of almost daily
         changes.'Efficient and equitable telephone standards should be
          determined, upon and applied. alike. by' all companies. The
         further inference may be drawn that the' , patrons, not
         having become accustomed to standard rules and practices
      . in the ·teleph~ne business, have had but l~ttle opportunity to
     , 'kno,:, what practices are properly expected of' the' telephone
          corporations.
     ".'        Another fact conspicuously. brought out by this table
        -is that, of the 132 informal complairits already -closed, 57, or
       . 43 %, were settled voluntarily by the defendant company when ad-
 o   •    vised in the matter by this department. Taking into considera-'
    ..... tion that the 31 cases were dropped upon complainants' being
          advised of the application of the law ·to the circumstances re-
      " counted, and might therefore in many instances be considered
          as almost in the class of the 32 cases where the cause of com-
    - plaint was not established, would nea'rly justify the statem~nt
          that 63 complaints were unfounded and that 57 were errors on
          the part of companies voluntarily corrected.. It appears,
          therefore. that. out of the 132 cases disposed of, there ~vere 120,
          Or 90%. where both parties were satisfied by merely explaining
          to them /the. application of the law to good business. principles.
  , This again bespeaks the' general respect for the Public Service'
:, ~ ' Commission Law' as the measure of. justice to ~ll concerned.
  ",          , Some of these cases were settled by an. interchange of a ..
. ,•. few letters' to the interested parties, but many hav~' been open.
          and unde! consideration for several months, and occasioned a
          great amount of work by this department in securing full details
 : '. of the' circumstances involved. Some have involved matters
" '. of. small interest to the individual complaining, while others
          touched upon fundamenta.l principles anu affecLed the rights.
, ... of many. One' informal case was the occasion of an annual
   , .. reduction, of $6.00 per year in rates to rural' subscribers in
" sixteen different communities, and to abo~t six hundred such
         subscribers. The files of the Commission show many letters'
                   SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                                            1914.                    65
                                                           "\f-
 of gratitude from the people over the state for the adjus.tment
 of numerous cases.

 TABLE SHOWING TELEPHONE COMPANIES' REPORTING TO THE COM-

         MISSION DURING THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER
                                                         ~
                                                                                               31; 1914.


                 Company Name,                               Local Exohanges Operated~                    County.


   Advance Telepone Company. ' . , .', , , , .               Marble Hill. .. -: ,                _"BollInger.
   Advance Telephone Company.', , , , .. , .                 Advance, ••. ' ..-. , •••. ,~ Stoddard,
   Advance Telephone Company, . , , ' .. , ,                 Pux.loo ..•..... :-           ::. Stoddard.
   Albany Telephone, , , , , .. ,', . , , ... , , , "        Albany.... ',.,., .. ':: .. '-: Gentry.
   Aldrioh Mutual Tel. Associatlon, , , , . , ,              AldrIch .• , .. '.' . , ..... ; .'. . Polk, .
   Allenton Mutual Tel. Co, .. , .. ' .. , ... ,             Allenton., .... , . , .. '.. , .'. ,St. Louis,
   Alma Telephone Company .. , , , , . ' , ..',              Ahna ••. ' .•... '. . . . . • . ..        Lafayette.
   Alto.mont 1 ndoponclont. '1'01. 00                  ,     A ItLtlnont..... '... , .... :. Davies6,
   Amerloan T. & '1'. Company              ,           .     St, 'Louis .. ', '.' ..••.. , ::.. Bt, Louis.
   Amerioan T. & T. Company                " . " ..          Kansas, CIty: , ' ...•. ,'. ) '.. Jaokson.
   Amoret Farmers Mutual Tel. Co, .. , , . ,                 Amo·ret .. ; ,:             '.•.... :. Bates.
   Andrew County Mutual Tel. Co.. '.. , , .                  Savannah           '. ,'. : , . .                Andrew•
   Andrew County Mutual Tel. Co .. '.. , ..                  .A,ma.z~nia .. , ; , .. : '. :               ;: Andrew.
. Andrew County Mutual Tel. Co, .. , .. :                    Avenue City.. , . '......•. 'Andrew..
   Andrew County Mutual Tel. Co                        .     Bolckow" •. : ..'., :,. ;'.... Andrew.
   Andrew County Mutual Tel. Co                        .     Cosby., .•...... .' .....• : Andrew.
   Andrew County Mutual'Tel. Co                        ,     Fontainbleau             , , ..." , .. Andrew.
   Andrew County Mutual Tel. Co"                       .     Fillmore,. , •. , ~ . ;. . • •. Andrew.
   Andrew County Mutual Tel. Co                        .     Helena.... ', .. ,              , .. ', , •. Andrew.
   Andrew County Mutual Tel: Co. '                     .     Nodaway, •. : .' . ::'. ::•... Andrew.
   Andrew County Mutual Tel. Co                   ,,,.       Roohester           , • :. : .:. " .:~ Andrew.
   Andrew ~ounty,Mutual :reI. Co .. ,                  .      Rosendale                           :: , Andrew
   Andrew.County Mutual Tel. Co .. , ,                 .     WhltesvlIIe. :               , . , . "J' :.. .Andrew.
 . Appleton City. Telephone Co                  , .. , .     Appleton City. , , .... , ,. 'St. Clair.
   ~rbela and,Azen Telophone Co                 , ., , .     Arbela ••••.••......•• ,. Scotland.
   Arkoe Mutual Tel. Co ... , .... :              ,,' ,      Arkoe.. , ••.••. , ... , ...;. Nodaway.
   Ash Orovo Tolephono Exchange Co .. _ .                    Ash Grove..... , ..-.'. . ..•. Oreene.
   Ashland Mutual Tel. Switchboard Co ..                     AShland, . :. . . . .             . . .. . .. Boone.
   Atchison County Mut. Tel. Co .•. ,' ....                  Tarkio ...• ,                               :'. 'Atohison:'
   Atlanta Telephone Co •...•......... , ,                    Atlanta          ,,            , .,: .- '.',', Maoon. .
   AUdrain Mutual Telephone Co                        ,,      Mex.ico     :        '           .- ... ,.. Audraln:
   Augusta Telephone Company                            ,     Augusta.. ,            : , , :; : .. :. Bt. Oharles.
,. Aurora Mutual' Telephone 00. '              '        .     Aurora,                                          Lawrence,.
   Austin Inland Telephone Co                , '.' ~' .      ·Belton            '...••.. ; .•.. -. Cass.
   Austin Inland Telephone Co            , .. '. '      .     Raymore,                         ' <.            Cass.
   Austin Inland Telephone Co .. '•. ~'                 :     Adrian .••. ;            , , . , ..' .. , Bates.,
   Austin Inland, Telephone Co ... '. , ,               .     Amsterdam                , .. , .', .... Casa.·:: •
   Austin Inland Telephone Co, . ,-                     .     'ArchIe. , .. ,             ', :         ,:-. Casso . :",
   AustIn Inland Telephone Co                ,,         .      Creighton .......• ,                           ·Casa.'
   Austin Inland Telephone Co,                          .     Merwin •..., .. ,.:                   :... Ca88.
   AUXVallBe Telephone Exchange. , ,                     .     Auxvasse.• : . ,                 , . . . . . Callaway,
   Auxvasse Mutual Telephone Co                       ,.       Auxvasse.. -.. .-.,                        "    Callaway.
   Avon Telephone Company, .. ; .. , .. , ..                   Farmington.:... " ..,.                          St. Franoola.
  ,Ballwin Mutual Telephone Co.,                    , ..       BallWin •... '. : . ~                     :', ' St. Louis.
   Banner Telephone Co            , .. '                 .    stoutsvlU,e .•... ''', ,                 ;.... Monroe.
   Barnett Telephone Gompany                             .     Barnett. ',' •.. , '.' ; '; .... .' Morgan..
   Barnett Farmers Tel. Co                               .     Barnett,
           Vol. II-5
                                                                                        .. '' '...•. Morgan." .
                                                                                               :. .     '~"~
:   ,~   . .66                        "
                                             PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION•

                    TE,LEPHONE COMPANIES REPORTING FOR YEAR ENDING
                               , DECEMBER 31, 1014-Contlnued.


         .,                   Company name .                               Local exchanges operated.                                 County,
-
. ",


                 , Barry County·Mut. Tel, Co,.'. , " ... ,. McDowell;,.,." .. ,....                                                Barry,
           ,', '. Barry bounty Mut, Tel. Co,           _ , : . , , ,'. Crane,                ".,               ,.,                 Stone.
                    Bates & Henry Co, TeLCo _ , , , .•.. , "             Johnston."              " , .. ,.,.                       Bates,
                    Bolgrade Telephone 0"0.:::. ' ..., .'. , , . .. Belgarde. -..,., . , .. , ',.: . , "                           Washington,
     . , ;. 'Bellevue'Rural Tel, Co. ',' . , , . , ',' . :", '. Caledonia., ..,                        , ',' .. ,                  \Vashington,
    .;              Berger Commercial Tel., Co. . . . . . . . . .. Bonnots Mill                    " . ~ . . . ..                  OBage.
                    Berger CommerciaITel:·Co" ... ,,:,., Chamois".;., .. :,.:, ..                                                    Osage,
                  , Berger Commercial Tel. ·Co.·. , , .. , , ',':" Linn.",·:, ... ,                          ,.,.                    Osage,.,
                    Berger Commercial Tel. Co, .. , ., , , . ',' Westphalta.,."                           :.. , ,.                   Osage,
                  , Berger Commercial Tel. Co .. '. , .. ', . , " Boatyards,·., .. " " . " · , ,                                     Osage.
    ,r               Berger CommeroiaI'Tel:.Co, .. , ,., " , . U, S. Look & Dam", .. ,                                               Osage,
                    Berger Telephone.Exchange, .. , " ... "              Berger,.:           " , .. , .... ,                         Franklin,
                    Bevier Telephone Company. , ,'. , , . . . .. Bevier". ','                           :, .. "                      Macon .
                 • Big Four Telephone Co .. _ .. .- ,., .. , , : ., Maywood",. :~, .. , , , , "                                      Lewis.
                 ; Ilig Four .Telephone Co,.'; , , , , , . , , , , "     Taylor.,.·.:"., '.' '                     ,                 Marion,
                     Big Four Telephone CO,          , . , , , ., ,. Palmyra.:." ... ,                       ""                      Marion,
            .~ Billings Telephone Co. ','         ~ .. , , .• , . "      Billings...... , .....•. ,.,                                Christian.
                     Blackwater Telephone Co.. '. , .. , ... , ,. Blackwater,.,., " , _ , .. '.                                      Cooper.
                     Blackwater Telephone Co, _ .• , .. , • ' . .. Arrowrock.. ,                          ,.,.,                      Saline,
                  : Blairstown !\Iutual Tel. Co .. , ., , .. , , '. BlaIrstown,:.,                   : •..•. ,                       Henry .
                  . Bloomsdale Local Telephone Co,                ' "    Bloomsdale.,                             ,:                 Ste. Oenevie
                     Blythedale Telephone Co, , , , . , , : . . . .. Hatfield,               , .. , .. :'....                        Harrison.
                     Bogard .... Bingham Telep!l:0ne Co" .-. .. Bogard".,                      ,: ... " •. _                         Carroll.
                     Bolivar Telephone Company, , _ .. , , . .. Bolivar. _., .. , . '.' ,', , . . . ..                               Polk,
                     Boonvllle Telephone Company .. , .... "              Boonville          , ...• , .... ,                         Coopor.
                     Borland Telephone Company" . , . . . . .. Aullvillll                                 ,:...                      Lafayette,
                  -Bosworth Telephone Company', , .. '.' ., Bosworth,                          , .. "              :                 Carroll,
                     Brashear Telephone Company., .. ' .. ,. Brashear,."                           ,            ",                   Adair.
                     Braymer.Roads Telephone Co                    , '. Braymer .. "               " •.. :..                         Caldwell.
                     Browning Telephone Company. , .. , . '. Drowning·.,                       ; .. , .... ",                        Linn,
                     Drownington Building"" Improv. Co, ,. Brownington"                                 "....                        Henry .
        ....; . BrunswIck Telephone Exchange, ' .... ' Brunswick.,                               ,.,         : .. ,                  Charlton,
       . ~ , Buffalo Telephone Company                      , . , '.. Buffalo... _ , . , '                 ',' . ,.                  Dallas.'
             . '~Buffum Telephone Company                 , . , , ... , Bowling Green, . : .. , , , .,                               Pike,
                     Buff)lm Telephone Company. ' . , .. , . _. Clarksville., ... ,:-., .. ,..                                       Plko.
               . 'Buffum Telephone Company', .. , , . , .. , Elsberry,."." ...• '.' . ,.                                             Lincoln.
                    'Buffum Telephone Company, , , , , . , , ., Eolia .. ,                 ,: .. ,:,              ;.                 Pike .
              . Bul'fum Telephone Company, _, ,:. .... Fulton",:                               ,.,              ",                   Callaway.
        " ". Bul'fum Telephone Company, . .' .. ', , . '. , , Louisiana, :-. , , . , . , , ~ :: ;',                                  Pike. -' .
              •:'.Bul'fum Telephone Company; , ... .- ,', .' Paynesvllle                         ~. '.• : . ' .,                     Pike.
            '. ',.Buffum Telephone Company, : ' , , , , .. '. . Vandalia .. ',                          , . :'                       Audrain
                     Bul'fum Telephone Company. , .'. , , .. "            \Vellsvllle .. ,             '. . . .                      Montgom·y.
         ••: ' Bunceton Independent Tel. Co.', . '.' , ... Dunce~on. ',' . ','                             , , .. ,                  Cooper.
                     Butle~·Rich Hill Tel. Co" . ': ' ,:. " ' . ' Butler,                ,           ·.,,:. '.'                    . Dates, ~
                     Butler-Rioh'HiIl Tel. Co      ,        , .. , ., Rich Hill            ,                    , ,:                 Bates, ..
         " ':. Butler-Rioh Hill Tel., Co, .. , , . , -             ,"    Spruce.,: .. ',·. ,', , .. ,               ,                Bates,
          '~ Butler Peru & Pleas~nt Gap Tel. Co
                      1                                                   Butler ... ~      4   ..   :   •••   ,   •••   •   ',.    n~tes .
          .~         Bynumville Telephone                            0_'  Eynumvllle                           '. ..                Chariton.
                     California Telephone Co. , , .. , ',' , ,         , California, .. ,." .. ",."                                 ),1oniteau .
             . . Cameron Telephone Co                                  ~  Cameron. ~ . . . . . . . . . . . ..                       Clinton.
                     Cape Girardeau Bell Tel. Co, . , . , ~ . ; ,; Cape Girardeau, .... , . . ..                                    C Girardeau
           .~. 'Capo Girardeau Bell Tel. Co .. " , .... ·,' Jaokson .. , .. " .. ,.,., ..                                           C'Oirardeau
                     Cape Girardeau Bell Tel: Co             , , , . .. o'ak Ridge., ~ ,                 ,.' ."                     C Qini.rdoau
                . "Cape Girardeau Bell Tel. Co,
              I.>
                                                           " .. " . Ste. Genevieve                    ,.,., ..                 •
                                                                                                                                    C Girardoau     "\
                     SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                                                                   '1914.                 67

         TELEPHONE' COMPANIES REPORTING FOR YEAR ENDINO
                                   DECEMUER 31, lIH4-Contlnued.


                   COffi-pany name,                             ~ocal    exchangea operated,                                           CQunty.


    Cape Olrardeau' BeH Tel. .Co, ,                  , ....,; St. Marys'. , ..,.... ', ,'. , , . "             C Olrardeau
    Capital Telephone Company                  , '. : , , ". Jefferaon, City':,,:, , ,~ . , , "                Cole:
    Carlow Telephone Exchange"                   , ,:., . . Carlow... , .. ;'... ; ... " . )Davless,
 , Cartmell Telephone Company. ,', . " " " . ,:Cartmell . .';.: ,"".' :'.. ',~.. ,. Newton,"
    Cass County Telephone Company, .' .. , Harrtsonvllle" .'., . '.' ~ , : "; Cas~.
    Cll.BB County Telephone·Company. , : ,', Freeman ,., , ..... :'.. '... ', .', CaBS.
    Cass County Telephone Company, ' '~"                          Drexet.., ._. '           :.<.:-.--'-'..' ','. '.', '
                                                                                                               Cass, :: '. '
    CD.8B County Telephone Company. . . .. Peculiar                               ~ .~..: .. ', .. '. :. ;Cass. 1.. 'r~.
    CIlHBvllle Telephone & ElectrJo Co. : , ., Cassville:                           '.. , ... ,'. : ~':; Barry:'
    Center Telephone E;l;cbange              , ' , , , .• ' Center •... '.:-;; • :<.: .. :.. .', ·Ralls.
" Centerville Telephone Co, , ,                   , , . , .' Centerville,· ... , ... ~... : •.. , Reynolds.
    Central Telephone Company                     ,.'."           Bogard"., .. ,.,: .. :.,.. Carroll.
    yllariton Telephone Company" . " . , .. Keytesville. ,', . , . , :'. '-:':. ·Charlton.'
    Cbarlotte Telephone •. , ,             ' . , .. ,., .. Virginia                , , " .'.. : ;:.'; .'; Bates,
    Chcreyvllle Telephone Company .. , , .' Cherryvllle .• , ..... ,., '. ',., ,Crawford.
    Chester.tleld Te]ep~one Co .. ~               , ... " Chesterfield.                     0_:'::' .:..
                                                                                                       ~ r ' Bt.. LouJs. .It.
    Cbllbowee Telephone Co.... ,                      ,.... Chilhowee, .... , ......• ,. Johm'on,
    Christian County Tel. Co .. ,                             ' Ozark        " . , .•..•.. , ~ , •. Chrlstlan.
    Chula Telephone Co .• , .. , .....•. , .. , Ohula.. : .••.•••..•• :... LlvlngatQn.
    CitIzens Telephone 00                '         , . , .. ' FrederIcktown. :'                      ; .•;. Madillon,
    Citizens. Telephone Co        , .. , . , , ,              , Higglnllville. , .•..• :.• , .',. Lafayette.
    Citizens Telephone Co                               " .. Shamrock                   "."                :. Call a.way.
    Citi7.cns Telephone CQ,             , . , .. , , . ,. Tipton ••.•.•. " " , . ,,::, M<mlt(l;,.u,
    Citizens Mutual 'feL Co .. , .. , . , . . . . .. Holden .. , .. ,.;,.·, .:... :. 'Johnllon.
    Clarence Telephone Company                     , . . . .. Clarence.• :, .. ',' , •.. ; .'; .;. Shelby.                   ,
 I   Clark Telephono Company                            , . .. Clark8dale                        L
                                                                                                  f   :   •    D~Ka]b. t. . "
                                                                                                                  ,   •   ••••• : :


    Clarkllburg ...... , ... .', .. , . , , , , , , .. " Clarksburg .........•.                                Monlteau.        ,<
     Clarkedale Telephone Company, , .. , .' Ban Antonio, . , .• ; ;', .:.'.:, ·Bucbanan.
     Clarkedale Telephone Company, . . . . .. Cla.rksdale., .•... :.: ... ,. DeRalb.
     ClaY Oounty Telephone Co.' .... ,                       " Exoelslor Rprlng8 .. , • ,'.' ., Clay,
   ,Clay County Telephono Co .. , . ,                     , ., Uberty., .. ,."                   ·,.:-: '.' Clay.'
     Olay County Telephone Co .... ,                      ,"      Missour-i CItY            ;: , .', ','. ., - Olay. -'"
     Clearfork Telephone Company,                       , ... Oarden City ..•:.', •. , .....,. 'CaaH.;.-,·
     Clcarfork Tulophol1u Com puny ..•.... , l!:"H~ l.ynno., . ,                                   , ,,':., Cnes:
     Cllfton Hill '1'ulephuno ExcllUngo., . , . " Clifton Hill. , , : .:                                    " Randolph .• '
     Clinton, County Telephone Co, .' , .. , . ,. Plattsburg... ,·.'",                                  ', .. ~ Clinton.
     Clinton,<?ounty TelephoT;Le Co" , .', ,'. "                  Agency Ford" '. ,'. :, , ,:/:, Buchanan.
     Olinton County Telephone Co" .. ,                          , Cameron,.,.,:':, .....,' :, . .', :-Cllnton,
     CUnton County Telephone Co, . ,                       ,.,. Converse            " ... " . :.:, :"           Cllnton.
     Clinton County' Telephone Co                   , . . . .. Eaeton          ,; .. ,':,.:, .':.-',:, 'Buohanan.
     Clinton County Telephone Co,.,                        , " dower",.;· . .' ,,:. , , . '. '0''': .C1lnton,. ..
   ,CHnton 'CoUllty Telephone Co,. ' ,'. , , ,', Hemple, :" .',', • , /, .', .. , ,', Cllnton,'
 , Clinton OountyTelephone Co                       , .,          Perrin,.,.;             '. ;. '. , . :';\ 'Clinton.',
    'Clinton County Telephone Co.,                             '. Starfield,        , ..'. ~,. ,; ~             Clinton.' .' ,
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     ClInton County Telephone Co,. , , . , .,. Trimble,.,., .. , .. .-:.::, Cli~ton.. '·
     Glint on County Telephone Co .. ' , . , ... ·rurney                        , .... '•. , . .' ... , Clinton.'
     Clov-er Leaf Telephone Exchange, , , .. ' Lathrop                            ,. '.' , , . '.' . , . '. Clinton."        ....
  , Clover Leaf Telephone E>cchange Co .. , Polo,                                 , ..• , •.•'•. ', .'. Caldwell.               '':
     Clyde & Farmers Mut. Tel. Assooiation. Clyde, .. ,' .. , ... : .. ', .... :. Nodaway.
  ,"COlumbla Tei'epilone Company .. , . , , ,. Columbia,.,.,'" .. , .. ', "                                     Boone,
, 'Commerclal Telephone Company, . , . .. Union".,.,." ,', . ':. , .•;. l?ranklln.
     Oommel'cial Telephone Company. ' : .. , Beufort.                           0   •   ,    •   o' •• , . ,
                                                                                                 ,' ••        , Franklin.
     Commercial'Telephone Company .. , , .. Leslie .. , .. :                                  ·, .. ·,.,.,· Franklin. '
     Concor-dla Telepll'clOe Company.-,. ; ~ . :, Concordla,;,                                  \ ..•. ·,. rJaf~yette.
     68                                  PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.

             TELEPHONE COMPANIES REPORTING FOR YEAR ENDING
                        DECEM BER 31. 1!lI4--Contlnued.


                         Company name.                                           Local exchanges operated.                   County.


      Consolidated Telephone Company. . . .. Skidmore                                                               ,       Nodaway.
      Corder &: Aullville TeL Co. . . . . . . . . . .. Corder                                                       ,       Lafayette,
      Corder Home Telephone Company., . ,. Corder                                     ,., .. , .. , ..                      LafayoLto,
      Cowgill Telephone Company                              , Cowglll .. ,             :                     ",            CaldwelL
      Craig Telephone Company.. :                            , Craig                                          : ..          Holt.
       Crane Telephone Company               , . . . . .. Crane                ;.·,., .. ·.. ;                      .       Stone.
      Crow Telephone Company:                        , . .. Fairview                       ,: .. ;.;., ..                   Newton.
      Cuba Telephone Company                        , . .. Cuba.".,                          "                     ·.       Crawford.
       Current Ri~er Telephone Co,                      , .. Birch Tree                                           '.'       Shannon,
       Current River Telephone Co. • . . . . . . .. Eminence                                    ",.".                       Shannon.
       Current River Telephone Co,               ,           , Fremont."                                      , ..          Carter.
       Current RIver Telephone Co, .,                             Mountain View                            ,        .       Howell.
       Current RIver Telephone Co                      : .. :\1ontier.• , •........ ,                               ,       Shannon.
       Curt;ent RIver Telephone Co. :                      '. Van Buren                     : . , .. , ..                   Van Buren.
       Current River Telephone Co .. ,                  , .. \Vlnona~.,                              ,." ..                 Shann~n,

-.    -Davless County TeL Company
       Dawn Telephone Company
                                                 ' . . .. Gallatln.,,".:
                                                           ' . j. Dawn .. , •.... , ;
                                                                                                    c, • • • • •Daviess.
                                                                                                                LIvingston.
                                                                                                                    .
       Dearborn Telephone Company                       , "1 Dearborn                                           Platte.
                                                                                                                    .
       DeKalb County Telephone Co,                ' , . .. :'\faysvllIe                         ,'              DeKalb.
                                                                                                                     .
       De Soto Telephone Exchange .•....... , De Soto                               ,                    :      Jefferson,
                                                                                                                    .
     · DIamond Line .. , ...•. ,                     , .· .. 1 :\fet'z      , .. '. ......•.....                Vernon.
       Doran Township Mutual Tel. Co .. , . .. Freeman .. , •.. " .. , .. ,.                                    Casso
       Doniphan Telephone Company. . . . . . .. Doniphan                              ;              ,          Ripley.
                                                                                                                     .
       Dover Telephone Aasociatton                   , . .. Dover.. ,                 ,              ,' ' .      Lafayetto.
       Downing Telephone Company                        ,., Downing                      , .. ,                , ..
                                                                                                                Schuyler.
       Dunksburg & Concordia Tel. Co. "                      , Concordia" .. , .. ,:,'                          Lafayette.
                                                                                                                     .
        Dunnegan Telephone Company                     '.. , Dunnegan .. , .. ,: .. ,                            Polk.
                                                                                                                    0

       Edina Telephone Co, , , . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Edina.... ,                         .- .. , '         l-(nox.
                                                                                                                     ,
       Eldon Local & L. D. Telephone Co. . .. Eldon ..• ,                             , .. , .. :                Miller.
                                                                                                                     ,
      'El Dorado Telephone Co, , . . . .. . .. . .. EI Dorado.,                               : ... , . : ,      Cedar.
     · Ellington Central Telephone Co                    , :. ·ElIIngton,             ,          '.. .-. , ..    Reynolds.
     · Elmer Telephone Co, • .     .              , . . .. Elmer.• , .. :                     ,             :         .
                                                                                                                 Macon.
       Emden Telephone System .. ,                 , , . .. Emden.; .. : .. ',                    ,                  .
                                                                                                                Shelby.
        Enon Farmers Mutual Tel. Co. . . . . . .. Enon .• ,', 'c, •• ;'• • • : , • • • •                         Monlteau.
 "
        EnterprIse Tel. Co. of Cooper Co. , , , .. Pilot Orove,'
                                                               c
                                                                                             '                  ; ..
                                                                                                                 Cooper.
     ',Enterpi-lse Tel. Co. of Cooper Co.                         Pleasant Green ; . ,
                                                                   ,   ••   '.                                   c'ooper.
                                                                                                                   :.
       .E nterpriBe Tel; Co. of Cooper Co: . . . .. Cllfton City,                                     , .. , ..  Cooper.
   • Enterprlss Tel. Co. of Cooper Co                       ,. Bunceton:.".,."                                   Cooper.
                                                                                                                      .
    .' Enterprise Tel. Co. of Cooper Co. , , , ., Speed.. " .•.. ,                                    ".,.:      Cooper.
 ,.. Enterprise.Tel. Co. of Cooper Co                             BoonvIlle            :,                             .
                                                                                                                 Cooper.
'.-' ·,D. G. Evans Telephone Co ..• , .. ',' -'.' .. UnlonyllIe                             ,.: .. ,             Putnam,
                                                                                                                      .
        Exeter Swltchboard'Company,                   , " . Exeter .•.. "                         ,."."          Barry.
        Fairfax Telephone Company, "                      , ., Fairfax.;,.'                 ,." .. , ..        . Atchison ..
        Farber Telephone Company., . , .. ' . , .. Farber " .. , . , , . ,                                       Audrain,
                                                                                                                   ,,
        Farmers Tel. Co. of Prairie Home ... ,',: Bunceton:, .. , .. "                                           Cooper.
                                                                                                               ·.. ,
        Farmers Tel. Co. Harrison County,. , .. Bethany,,',,,., .. ,,,                                                 ,
                                                                                                                 Harrison.
        Farmers Tel. Co. Harrison County, . , "                   Bridgeport.,                         ,               ,
                                                                                                                 Harrison.
        Farmers Tel. Co. HarrIson County,                         Oilman City                  "                       .
                                                                                                                 HarrIson.
        FarmQrs Tel. Co. Harrison County., . .. Ridgeway, "                                        ,             , ..
                                                                                                                 Harrison.
        Farmers Tel. Co. Harrison County ..'.,. Thonias .', .. :. ,                                              Harrison,
                                                                                                                 , :.,
        Farmers Telephone Company, , . . . . . .. Bethany, ' .. ' .. ,                                      '          .-
                                                                                                                 Harrison.
      'Farmers Telephone Company .. , . , . :."                   Fisk .• ;                        , .. ,.,.     Butler and
                                                                                                                    Stoddard.
      Farmers Telephone Company ... : ,.:.. :,                                    Milan.. :., .... , •... ;'.,. Sullivan.
                     SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                                     1914.

          TELEPHONE COMPANIES REPORTING FOR YEAR ENDING
                     DECEMBER 31. 1914-Contlnued.

                   Company name.                         T~ocal   c:l<Change6 operlLted.


     Farmers Telephone Exchange ........•                Seymour •...... :., ,".... -Webster.
     Fnrmers Tolophollo Vom [HIllY • • • • • • • • •     Ver~1l.1l1eB •••• , • : :'. : ...• Morgnn.
     Farmers r~xohango 'l'olcphono Co. , •...            Seymour                    '. : ,. \Vebster.
     Farmere Independent Tel. 00 •....... ,              Republlo .. '. ' .. ', . .' .:.. :' •. ·Greene..
     Farmers & Merohante Tel. Co,                   .    Eugene .•. :.... ; .. , / . '..:. Cole.
     Farmers & MerchantB Tel. Co • . . . . . . .         Monroe City. :           : : .: ....'.. , Monroe.
     Farmers & Merchants Tel, 00                    .    Odessa •..•.. ,             :-...•. ', Lafayette.
     Farmere & Merchants ~ut. Tel. Co               ,    Call1ornla .••'             :' .. ,.-'.. Monltcau.
     Farmers &. Merchants Mut. Tel. Co              ,    \Vheatland . .;.. " .....•.. '.: ·Hlokory.
     Farmers Mut. Tel. Co. Buchanan Co .. ,              Agency ...••.......... , Buchanan.
     Farmere Mutual Telephone Co,                    ,   Altenburg .••... : .. ,.,:'.:: Perry.
                                                                            ~.              ;. ,
     Farmers Mututal Telephone Co               ,.,      Oak Ridge., .. :', ..... '.: 'Cape alrar-
                                                                                                    .   deau.
     Farmers Mutual Telephone Co. ,                   . Appleton ..•.. ,                 , . .' .. St. Clafr.
     Farmers Mutual Telephone Co,                 , .. ~ew \VellB
                                                                                               .
                                                                                               " . Cape GIrar-
                                                                                                          deau.
     Farmers Mutual Telephone Co. . . . . . ..           Oriole ••.•.......•. _ .• '. Cape Girar-
                                                                                                           deau.
     Farmers Mutual Telephone Co ..•. , ...              Pocahontas .....,..• :. '.,. Cape Qlrsr-'
                                                                                                           dcau,
     Farmers Mutual Te1ephone Co ... , ....              Fruitland .••.. , ... ', , . .. Ca'-pe Olrar~
                                                                                                           dt:au.
     Farmers Mutual Telephone Exchange ..                Blalrsto......n. , ... , .. i • • • • Henry.
     Farmers Mutual 'I'el. Co.• Darry Co ....            Oassville ••. , . : •..... " .'.. Barry.
     Farmers Mutual Telephone Co, ... , .. ,              Clarksburg .. ;             , .. : .-.• Mon,lteau.
     Farmers Mutual Telephone Co .. , .. , ..            Centerview              ! ." •. '• . " : .     Johnson.
     Farmers Mutual Telephone Co ..... ,.'               Drexel. ••. '.' .. -:.•.. , .:' .. Casso
     Farmers Mutual Telephono Co, ...•. , '              Fairplay, ••........ ,'.... Polk..
     Farmers Mutual Telephone Co             ,.           Forest CIty ... : " . : . '.:: . Holt• •
     Farmere Mutual Telephone Co           , ..           Greenfteld, . : .'                     ' : . Dade.'
     Farmere Mutual Telephone System .. , "              Jackson                          , .. ;'. .Cape Qlrar-.
                                                                                                         : deau.
      Farmers Mutual Telephone Co                   ,"    Russellvllle            ,            '       'Cole.
      Farmers Mutual Telephone Co    ,               .   Sheridan             , .. ,               '.' 'Worth.'.'
      Farmers Mutual Telephone System                .    Fruitland                 ,,                  Cape Qlrar-
                                                            ,                  ,...                      ."deau.
      Farmers Mutual Telephone Co         '. :            Lockwood                      " : .. ':: "Dade.
      Farmers Mutual Te-lepbone 00   ; .. , ,             West.Llne .. , .:                        .-, ~Cae8.,.
      Farmers Mutual Telephone System, ... '              Pocahontas:                   :': .:-... Cape GIrar-
                                                                                                            deau.
       Farmers Mutual Telephone 00.' ..•....              MaItland ..• : ..., . ~           .r...       Holt,
       Farmere Union .Telephone Co         , . , ..       Neosho .••..... '               ". ; :..,. Newton.
       Fa'rmington TelephJne Company           ,,:',      Farmington .. ' ;~' : . '.'                . St, Ft:anoOIB..
     . FayetteVille Telephone Company .. , , ..           Warrensburg                   ,          '.. ·JohnSon.
       Feetus Telephone Company          , , ....         Festus            '           :., '"          Jefferson.
       Fortuna Telephone Co         , .. , .. , , .       Fortuna ...• , •.•.... : .. Monltcau.
       Frankford Telophone Exchange .. , ... ,            Frankford •... :                          , " Pike~
       Franldln Independent Tel. Co, ... , .. ,           '\VaBhlngton .. , . ,                ,      , Franklin.
       Freleta'tt Mutual Telephone Co. , .. , ..           Freistatt .• '           '.' , ','         . Lawrence,'
       Galena & Reeds Spring Tel. Co .. ~           .    ,Galena ..•. ,                     ,         . Stone.
       Galt Telephone Co                       , ..       Spickarda                                 , . Grundy. . '
       Gasconade Central, Telephone Co: ','         .      Hermann •... ,.",                  ',      . Gasconade.
       Gasconade qentral Telephone Co,              .      Owensvllle. , ' . :             ~ ,'       . Gasoonade ...
\,     Qasconade Valley Mut. Tel. 00           ,' .        :'v!orrlson .... , .•.. '                , . nnl=l,..,,,n~r:l1'\
              ·70                      . PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.


                      TELEPHONE COMPANIES REPORTING FOR YEAR ENDINCI
                                 DECE~fDER -31, lO.l4-Contlnuod.



                          Company name..                              ;...'ocal exchanges ,operated.                 County.

. ~

            Gasconade Valley Mut. Tel: Co                     . Potsdam              ,           :                  :. Gasconade.
            Gaynor Mutual Telephone Co                        . Parnell                                , . :.': . Nodaway.
             Gentry County Telephone Co           :.,         . King City               , ..•.......... Gentry.
             Gerber's Telephone Exchange                      . Sullivan           '.. :::                      , . '. Franklin.
             Gilliam Telephone Company, . ,                '.:. ,Gilliam                              :               . Saline.
             Golden City Telephone Co •• ;                    , Golden City                              "          , . Barton. "
             Gordonville Telephone, Company.'               , . Gordonville                 : .- .. '. . : , , Cape Girar·
                                                                                                                              deau.
             Gorin Mutual Telephone' Company. , .. Gorin: .. ':" .' ,'                                   .'           . Scotland.
             Granhy &: Neosho Telephone Co ..... , . Granby .... , .':                                    :            . Newton.
             Grant CitY,Telephone Co              , , .. ,. Grant City: .. ,                             :             . Worth.
             Gravois Mills Switchboard Co             :       . Gravois Mille                             ,           : Morgan.
.'            Orand River .Telepnone Co .. ; .. ,           , . CainsvIlle'                  :                   ' . Harrison.
             Grahd River Telephone Co ....•... , .. Mt. Moriah •....... ,                                              . Harrison.
   '. '.Grand River T~lePhone Co                               . Goshen                                               , Mercor.
 , ~. , Grand River Telephone Co .. '.'                        . Modena                                                . Mcrcer.
              Grand 'River Telephone Co                        . Mill Grove •.. '"                                     . Mercer.
         ," Grand River Telephone Co. ,                        . SaUne Village. ,                                      . Merc.er.
       • . ' Green Castle Telephone Co,. ' .. ,                 . Green City                       :                  '. Sullivan.
              Green City Telephone Co . • . . . . . . . . . . Green Cit>'                                              . Suillvan.
              Green Ridge Telephone Co                         , Green Ridge'...•.... '                                . Pottis.
              Greentop & Western Telephone Co .. , .. Greentop.'                             '                         . SchuYlp.r.
              Hale Telephone Company .. '.... , . , ... Hale . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :. Carroll.
          ~ Halltown Central Telephone Co ..•.•..                    Halltown                                          . l"awrence.
              Ha\\svme M:ut. Te1. Association                   , Hallilville.' • . . . . . . . . . . . . noone.
              Hamilton Telephone Company •... ,                 . HamUton                      .-                       . Caldwell.
           • Hanamo Telepbone Company .. -, . ,                 , ::-"1 aryville . : .-                                 . Nodaway.
             'Hardln Telephone Company                          . Hardin                                       , .. : Ray.
              Harrison County l\!utual Tel. Co. , ,             . MartinsvlIle                  .'             ,        . Harrieon.
    !
               Harmon County Mutual Tel. Co                     . Brooklyn                '                             ; Harrison.
               Harrison Farm'ers Mut. Tel. S·ystem              . Timn                                                  . St. Clair.
             . HartSburg Telephone Company.,                    . Hartsburg                                             , Boone . .
               Hartville Telephone Company                      . Hartville                                    ,        . Wrig'ht.
         - Highland Mutual Telephone Co              ,          . Rover             ::,                        ,        . Oregon.
        .~ Highpoint Telephone Company~                          . Highpoint. :                                          . Moniteau:
               Holden Home Telephone Company                     . Holden                                          , .. Johneon.
     . ' Holden Home ';['elephone Company .. , . Centerview .-. ,                                           :'           . Johneon.
   " . Holden Home Telephone Company .... Kingsville                                                        ,            . Johneon.
               Holland, J. :n. Telephone System .. , .. -. Welcome                     .'             ,                  . Oeage.
            • Holt Telephone Company                             . I'lolt.                                      ,        . Clay,
               Ho!t.T."lephone Company' .. :
                  >                                              . Lily        , ..•. '.'                       ,        . Clinton.
               Holt Cpunty Independent .Tel. Co.:                . Mound City.: ."                              ;        . Holt,
               Horne Telephone Company .. " :                     . Centralia . . . • . . . . . . . . : . Boone.
               Horne Telephone Co. of Joplln                      . Joplln                               ;               . Jasper.
               Home T.elephooe Co. of Joplin            '         . Carthage                                              . Jasper.
  ".
               Horne Telephone Co. of Joplin                      . Carterville .,                   :                    . Ja~p()r.
               Home Telephone Co. of Joplln              '        . Carl Junction                                ,        . Jaapor.
               Homo Telephone Co. of Joplin                       . Oronogo                                               . Jasper.
               Home Telephone Co ..of Joplln, . ,            '.. Purcell                                         , '.' . Jasper.
    ... . Home'Telephone Co. of Joplin                            . . Webb City               ,                            . Jasper .
           " Home 'Mutual Tel. Co .. Cald'Vell Co                 . Kidder          ,                                      . Caldwell.
               Hopkins Telephone Gompany                           . Hopkins               ' .. : .. :                     . Nodaway.
               Houstonia Telephone Exchange                        . Houstonia                ,             '              . Pottis.
      .. ,   <lHoward & Randolph Mut. Tel. Co.'                    . Higbee                                                . Randolph.
                       SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                                                  1914.            I         \1-.       71

            '1'ELEPHONE COMPANIES REPORTING FOn YEAR ENDINO
                                    DECEMBER 31, 1914-Contlnued.


"                     C<!mpany name.                           Local exchange& operated.                                        County.

                                                                                                                            "
         Hughesville & Sedalia Trunk Line Tel.                                                                      1   1 ' -.:' ~". ~   •       .-

            Co.,., .... ,., .... , .... : .. , ... " ..          Hughesvi1!e ... ;'" .;. ',,:, : .•                  ·P~ttIB.
       'Humansville Telephone Exchange.,: . ; .                  Humansville,';:. ,., '., >.,.                       Polk. .
         HumanSVille Telephone Exchange.~:...                  ·Dunnegan:,','.;. '.:." ",.:                          Polk•.
         Humansville Telephone Exchange ... , ..                 Flemington,'. '.' "';":' ';..•.                     Polk. ;.
         Hume Telephone System. , .. , ..' . : .', ..            Hume ..... , ..: ..... " ,";' ..                    Bates.
                                                                    -                )
         Hunnewell Telephone Co, , :. , . ' ....', .             HunnewelL.·•.' .. '.. "•. : .';                     Shelby..
                                                               •            . '           '-0'    t
                                                                                                 -.,   "
        'Huntsville Telephone Company .. , .•..                  Huntsville,        ' .. ; • ' . , •.               .Randolph.
         Hurdland and Locust Hill Tel. Co
          Iberia Telephone Exchange •.. , ,'
                                                       :,
                                                      ,,.
                                                                .Hurdland ~,~
                                                                 IberIa ... , ..• ,
                                                                                      ~.~ ': .. .:.>:.~
                                                                                               ',       .
                                                                                                                .    Knox.
                                                                                                                    •Mlllor.
         Iberia. Telephone Exchange .... ' .. , : ..'            Ulman, ~""       ::                !; .            .Miller. ,
          Iberia Telephone Exchange '. '. ' .. , .. ~ , .        Brumley;,:             " : ..: .. :                    MlIIer. .
      ~ Independent Telepn.one Co, ,', . , .. , .. ,             New Franklin, , , , .'. ,;', :.                        Howard,
          Indian Creek Ind, Tel. Co, . , . ,'
    . Ionia Telephone Company .. , , , . ,
                                                    , .•.
                                                         ,
                                                                 St: ClaIr ..•.. ,. , .•.., •. ,.
                                                                 Ionia.,.: ..•' .. ,.~,. ,:."
                                                                                                                     ·Franklin.
                                                                                                                    : Benton
                                                                                                                                                      ..
                                                                                                                                                      . ,

     .. rroitton Telephone Company: .. , . , , '-'.:             Ironton'••.. '. ••••• .': ; . , ,                    Iron.
          Independent Telephone Company               ,. ,       W1ll1amstown •. , ... , ,'. ,~;                    . Lewls..
         Jackson County Telephone Co                , ...        Buckner •. : .•, •• :;, ••• "                          Jackson.
          Jacob)" Currier Telephone Co, .. , .••..                 O'Fallon .• ; •.• ,; . ,'•..• ,.
                                                                                      ,
                                                                                                                        St. CbarrelJ..
         Jamesport Telephone Company. , . . . . .                  Jamesport. .. ·,            ,    .                   Davleu.
       , ,Jameson Telephone Company .. , , ...• ,                  JamellOn .•••••..••••••.•                            Davless•.
          Jamelltown Telephone Exchange .. , ... ,                 Jamestown •.. , ••• ',' ..• ,_                           Monlteau.
          Jallper Tell)phone Company: ... , .•. '.•..              Jasper •••••.• ~ . : •.:.-.•• '.                  JlUIper.
          Jefferson County Telephone Co            , . , .         De Soto .•.• : •.•.... ~., ~.' ..                'Jefl'enon.
          Jobe Mutual Telephone Co. , ,              ;. ,;         Jobe ...•• ;. ',' ,'.. /.,~ ',;'.'                Oregon.
          Johnson County Home Tel. Co. , . " .•.                   WarreMburg .• '.;.•.. , :'••                         Johnson.
          Johnson, County Home Tel. Co            , .', ..         Kno bnoster. , . , ......: •-..                      Johnson.
          Johnson City Telephone Co, , . ,            , ..         Appleton CIty, '. , .'•• .': • :                     St. Clair.
        . JudLth S pring Telephone Co           ,         .        Union. , .. , . , •• : •.'.. ,,:' .                      Franklin.
          Jonellburg Telephone Company                , • '.       Jonesburg', , .. ,:. " • ;., •.                          ",!ont-          t

                                                                                                            gomery.     .~
         Kahoka Tel.. & Constructlon Co                 -,       Kahoka •... , .... : .: ;' .. , Clark.
        Kansas City Home Telephone 00." , .' .                   Kansas Oity.· ......• ;                  .<.
                                                                                                      "Jackllon," , ~
         Kansas City Horne Telephone Co.'. , .. :-,              Independence, .. :,. ,~'::: .•Jackllon.
         Kansas City L. D. Telephone Co. , . ' , .               Hickman Mills, •.....                    <.'•.
                                                                                                        Jl.\CkB<ln.
         Kansas City L. D'. Telephone Co. ,', :. ,               Excelsior Springs .. :. ,'.:.. ; Cllioy.
      . Ka.naaa City L. D. Telephone Co .. ~ ...                 Richmond                : '.". ~'., Ray,· ,-
       'Kansas City L, D. Telephone Co .. , . , ,                Norborne. ,'.. , ; .. ,., ..• 'Carroll.
       . Kar\, Jacob. Totep'hone Co... '.' • , . , , . , .                    ."
                                                                ·McKittYlck ... .. ,                   ,.r..:.. ,
                                                                                                       .Mont.··.~ . '
                                                                                                            ~  . .,
                                                                               .                            gomery.
         KearneY Te\ephone Company                      ,.     - Kearney .• , .. , .. :;. '. • ,'. " Clay.
         Keller Telephone Company, '.. ~ . , : .. '.             Alfton.".,.';".;, .. ':~ : '.. Bt, Louis:
         K~lso Telephone Company                   ,,"           Fornfelt.",        :           ,.. Scott.
         Kelso Telephone Company, , '              ,'. ..        Kelso ..•.•.•..•. ,           :. , , . Scott.
         Kenwood Telephone Exchange .. , " .. ,                  Kenwood •.• '.' •. '." :,:,', 'Knox.
         King City Telephone Exchange                , .,        King City .. , ..•.... o', ••• : Oentry.
         Kingston Tolephone Company,                  , .,       Kingston,: .'                   , .. Caldwell.
         Kinloch Telephone System. ,                  ' -.,                                    ..
                                                                 Clayton ..• , .. , .. , .. " '" St. Louis:
      .' Kinloch Telephone System            , , ' , .. ,         Ferguson         :-            ,,'.. St. Loula: .
         KinloohTeloPhone Syetem,              '.. , . ..         Kirkwo~d .' .. , . : , :       , ;. St.'LouIs:
         KlnloC:h Telephone System, . , . , .... ,.               Maplewood, . . . . '. " . : .. St .. Louls.
         Kinloch Telephone System, .. , .', .. , ,.              St, Charles ..• : ..'               : St. Charles: ,
         Kinlooh Tolophone flystolfi •• , ..•... ,.              St. I,ould .....', , .. , .. , ., St.'Louls.
         Klolooh Telo\lhonQ. 11ltoho.l\gU ••. , . '.' ••         Sud\l.UO'",., .. ,.,. ~, .'.'. 1> "UI",
     72                            PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.


          TE.LEPHONE COMPANIES REPORTING FOR YEAR ENDING
                      DECEMBER 31, 1014-Contlnued.


                     Co~pany         name.                      Local exchanges operated.                   County.


        Kinloch Telephone System ,'. , . , . , , .... Valley Park .. , , , , , . , ... , St.Louis.
        Kinloch Telephone System, . , . ,            , .. '\Vebster Groves, . , , . , .'.. St. Louis.
        Labaddle Telephone Company, .. ,'                  . Labaddle              , . , ,                 . Franklln.
        LaBelle Tel. Construction Co, , . , ,              . LaBelle        ,.. " . " . : , . :'. Lewis ..
      · Laclede County Telephone Co .. , . , , , , Lebanon, . , ;' .. , . : . , , , .', Carroll.
        Laclede Telephone Exchange, , , ,            , .. L'aclede,           , . , . , . ; , , . , . Linn.
        Laddonia Rural Telephone Co:                       . Laddonia               , , .•. ,~ , . , Audrain.
         Lafayette Telephone Company                 , .. Lexin~ton, , , :                             , , Lafayette,
      · Lakenan Telephone Company, , ,                     . Lakenan ,            '.. ', .. :              , Shelby.
         Lamonte Telephone Company            , , . , , . Lamonte              , .. , .. "                '. Pettis,
         La Plata Telep,hone Company, '          , , ... La Plata                      :, '.,,             . . Macon:
         Laredo Telephone Company, •. , , , . , .. Laredo . • . . . . . ,                               , . Grundy.
         La Russell Telephone Company                      . I a Russell ~              ,                  . .Jasper.
        ·Latham Telephone Company, , ,                     . Latham          ,.,                           . Moniteau.
         Lawson Telephone Company .. ,               : .. Lawson .. ,                  ,.,."               . Ray,
 ... Lead Belt Telephone Company                           . Flat Rivcr, . , . ,                 , . , , . St. FranCois,
         Leadwood Te!ephone Company                        , Leadwood", ,. ,                            "      St. Francois,
         Levasy Telephone Company                           , Levasy, . ,          , , .. , . , , , . Jackeon,
         Liberal :Mutual Telephone Co,                  , . J"i beral, , , ,                :: , . :: , Barton.
    - Liberty Telephone Company,               , '.' , .. Liberty, , , . ,               , . , .. , . , Clay,
         Liberty Telephone Company .. , .. , , , . " North Kansas. City .. , , , :. Clay.
         Liberty Telephone Company •..... , . , , Randolph, .. ' .. " ... ', .. , Clay.
         Licking, Raymondsville & Houston Tele-
             phone Co .••... ,' •. , .... ,., .. ,.,. Raymondsvl!le., , . , '.' ... Texas,
      • Lineville Telephone Company,                  , .. Princeton, . , •... ', , ... , . , Mercer.
       · Linneus Rural Telephone Co,           , . , ... Linneus .. , , •. " " , .':.',. . Linn.
         Linn Creek Telephone Co ..•. , •...... Linn Creek""" .. " , ,. Camden,
         Linneus Rural Telephone Co. , , , , :, , .. Linneus ..•• " . , .,.; .. ,. Linn.
 "       Lock Springs Telephone Exchange. , , . , Look Springs                          ,', " '.' , .. Davless.
         Longwood Independent Tel, Co, , , .. , , Longwood. " , :                                        , . ·Pettil!.
         Ludlow Telephone Exchange, .. , ,                  . Ludlow .....• " , . " ,                       . Livingston.
         Chas S. Lytle Telephone Co •. : .. '               , Maysville .•....... ,'                        . DeKalb ..
    - 1\fable Telephone Company. , ..• , ,                  . Weatherby                   ,              "     DeKalb.
         Machens-West Alton Telephone Co                 , , Machens                      ,." ,.' .. 'St, Charles.
       · Jo..1:aoon Telephone Company .. , ... :, , , Macon.,                   ".·            " . , .. . Macon,
        'Macon & Chariton County Tel. Co .. , . , New Cambria                                  ,         , . Macon,
     . 'Madlson Telephone Company                     , .. Madison ..•• ,                           ,       . Monroe:
         Mansfield & Ava Telephons Co., ,                   . Mansfield .•.. ,.,'                           . WrIght.
       , Mansfield & A va Tel. C~ .. , ...•. , , . , , Ava •....•.• , .. "                            " . Douglas.
         Mansfield & Ava Tel. Co ..•. ,           " , : . Norwood." .. , . " " , ... Wright,
         Mansfleld.& Ava,Tel. Co             ,,:            . Denlow ••. " .. ,                       :., Douglas.
         Marston Telephone Company,               :          . !V[arston . . . . . '         , . , , , , , New Mad-
                                                                                                                  drld.
         Martinsburg Telephone Co, , .. , , , , , , . Martinsburg .... , . , : , . : . AUdrain.
         Mayview Telephone Company.', , , , ... Mayview .. " " . , .: .. , .. Lafayette.
         Maywood Independent Tel. Co.'                 , , , Maywood ... : .... , .. " '. Lewis,
         :McFall'Telephone Company. , , . ,                  . McFall, " .•. , .. ',                         . Gentry.
         l\1:cFall & New Hampton Tel. -Co                 , . New Hampton, , . '.'                       '. , Worth.
  "      McFall &; New Hampton Tel. Co. ,                    . Matkins,                               : .. Harrison.
, -Meadvllle Telephone Exchange                              . Meadville: . ,              : . ,,' , , . Linn.
r
.:       MetBsner Telephone Company              , , , .. Pevely.,                           "." ,. Jeff'erson.
         MeisBner Telephone Company                      , . Fenton             , . ,',           ;'., ',' St. Louis,
         Meissner Telephone Company. ,                       . Beck .. ,        ·             " .. , .. Jefferson.
       · Memphis Telephone C,ompany, ,                 , , . , Memphis               ,                       . Scotland,
,   -                 'SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                                              1914,     -
                                                                                                             .   73

           TELEPHONE COMPANIES REPORTING FOR ,YEAR ENDINO
                      DECEMBER 31. 11114-Contlnued.


                    Company name.                           Local exohanges operated.                      County.


      Mendon Telephone Co .. , .. , , . , , . , ..  , Mendon             -: . :                    ', Charlton.
    " Meta Telephone Exohange .. , . : . , , . , .  : Meta       ,' .. , .. , , .. , , . "             Osage.
      Metz In,dependent Telephone Co .. , , ,       , Matz.'           ',        , .. '.. ,., Vernon.
      Miami Independent Tel. Co .•. , ... ', .      , MiamI. " , .. :. ,:             : ' . , .. Sallne.
      Middletown Mut. Tel. Exchange •. , , ,         .. Middletown .• '            ' '.... ,. Mont-
                                                                                                ,        gomery.
    .'Mlke Telephone Company            ~ ,         . Mike ••..••.. , •.• ; c ••• , Charlton .
      Miller Township &, Hannibal Tel. Co . Withers Mllls: ...•... .-., Marlon.
      Milo.Sheldon Telephone Co, . , .. , , . , , . Milo .. :                  :                    , ·Vernon.   \
      Minden Mlnea Telephone Co. , .. , , .. , . Minden Mines, , . ;.' ;'. :.. Barton.
      Mlasourl-Arkansaa Telephone Co",. , , Mehlvllle, • , •.-                      :: ... , •. St, Louis,
      Missouri Union Telephone Co .• , ... , .. Windsor., •. ,'                         :.,.:. Henry.
      Missouri Union Telephone Co        , , . , . , Clinton, •••••.••. , •.: •.• Henry.
      Missouri Union Telephone Co        ,,          , Deep Water                      : . '• .. , Henry.
      Missouri Union Telephone Co ..•. ,              , Ladue. , .. , •.•.. , , , .... , Henry.                       :
      Missouri Union Telephone Co ....•... , ~ontroae, ,                                     :. :. Henry.
      Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co .. , .. , Kamas City, '                        , . : . , : • -Jackson.
      Missouri &, Kansas Telephone Co .• '            . Aurora. , •.. , . : i; , .. '. ,. Lawrence.
      Missouri &; Kansas Telephone Co                 . Blue SprIngs', _ ...... :'.~"                  Jackson.
      Missouri &; Kansas Telephonfl Co                . Brookfield .... , ..•...• "';' Linn.
      MIssouri & KanBEUl Telephone Co                 . Carrollton .•.. ; . :.-; ..:, ,. Carroll,
      Missouri ~ KUIlSI.S Te!cphonu (jf), , . ' .• CllrlhuJ{(t,                                : " JEl:'Jper.
      Missouri &, Kansus Telophone C'},.,., . Cldlllcothe ...•.. , ..• ,... Livingston.
      Missouri &, Kansus Telephona Co .... , . FaIrmount                       : •...' ..• , Clark.
       Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co, , .. , . Oraln Valley,                      " : :.. , ., Jackson.
       MlBsouri' & Kansas Telephone Co,               . Orand View _ . ,                          ,,' JackHon.
       Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co          '.. , Greenwood: .,.:.....• :.:'. Jackson.
       MIssouri & Kansas Telephone Co. , , .. , Independence                        ~           ; .. Jackson.
     ,Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co .. , .. , Kansas City. ,                                , /,. Jackllon.
       Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co. , ,             . Lamar, •.• , •. ,                        ;. Barton.
       MissourI & Kansas Telephona CO .. ,             . Lees Summit, .. , ,                         , Jackson.
       Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co .. ,             . Marcellne .......•• '                       , Linn.
       Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co ... , .. Marionville                                '. . :.. Lawrenoe.
       Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co, , . , , . 'Marshall •...... , :                          , .. Saline.
     , Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co,             , . Miami, .. ': .. , ,              "            : Sallne.
     'Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co.'             , . Monett .•. ,. ,               ,.,., ,'. Barry.
       Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co. , . , , . Neosho •.. ,',.,                                  ,. Newton,
       Missouri &, Kansas Telephone Co, . , :. " Nevada                              ,          , ., Vernon.
       Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co. , • ' . , Noel. , ,                              , . , .. ' 'McDonald.
       MIssouri & Kansas Telephone Co ....• , Pclros City .• ,                                , .. ' J~awr(lnco,
      'Missouri & Kansas Teleph'one Co. , , . ; . Pleasant Hlll                      ,. ,            , Casso
       Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co, , , ... Republio .•.. : . , . ,                             "    Greene.
       Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co, .' , , :. St. Joseph •• '                  ,              , .. Buchanan,'
       Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co           , , . Sedalia. , ,            : . . . • . . . .. Pettls.
       Missouri de; Kansas Telephone Co          , .• Seligman. , •...... , . , .. , Barry.
       Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co. , , , .. Slater,', •• , .. '                           , .. : -Sallnll.
       Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co, .. , .. Smlthvlllll, .•.... " . : . , . Clay. •
       MiSSOUri & Kansas Telephone Co .. , , .. Southwest City. :. , .... , ·McDonald.
       MissourI & Kansas Telephone Co,              , . Springfield, .. , , , .. " . , :. Oreene.-
       Missourl & Kansas Telephone Co,              , . Stanberry ..... , .. , . ,', ., Gentry.,
       MISsouri & Kansas Telephone Co, . , : ' , -Tarkio .. , ,'. , . , . '. : , , ,' .. , A t(\hlson.
       MiBsourl & Kansas Telephone Co ...._. , . Trenton . . . . , , ,' .. '. ,:.-, Orundy.'
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.,
     74                            . PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.




                      Company name.                               Local exchanges operated,                   County,


       !',1isBo'urL&: 'Kansas Telephone Co. , , . , ,         Warrensburg. , .. '.                     .        , Johnson.
      'Missouri&:' Kansas Telephone Co, . ,           .        Washburn." ... ,~ ..."., Barry,
        !'.fissouri & Kansas 'Telephone Co          ,,        ;\Vestboro. ; , ; . , . , : .', .. : , Atchison,
        Mokane Independent Tel. Exchange, .                 _ Mokane .. :, ,', ..•. ,'" .. Callaway.
        !\10nroe County Mutual 'TeL Co .', ... , ..          , Pari8 ~ t • • • • • ~ • • • • • • ' • • • • • Monroe.
        Moilroe County Mutual Tel. Co ....•..                  Monroe City, .. ,                         , .. , Monroe.
        lVfonroEl·County Mutual Tel. Co. : , ... ,          , Florida, ., . , .. , ,                        , , . Monroe,
       "Monroe County Mutual' TeL Co, . : . ,'. ,              Stotesville .. .-               , . , ' , ,'. , Monroe.
        lVIonroe County lVlutual Tel. Co ... ' .. ,            HollldaY ,               ,                , .. , Monroo,
, '. :: Monroe County 1>.lutual Tel. Co, .. , ...              Granvllle •.. , . , , ,': . : ... ,Monroo.
       ,:'>-fonroe County l'vlutual Tel, Co .. ; .. ','        GOBS • • • • • • • • • • • • • ' •• :, • Monroo.
        Montevallo !\lutual Tel. ,Co .. : . ,          .       Montevallo ..... , . ,                            . Vornon.
         J\lontgomery Telephone Co .. ". : .. ', . "           Montgomory City                                , . Mont·
                                                                                                                       gomery,
           Moscow Mills Telephone Co .. '• .. : ... : Moscow Mills .. , , , . , . " , , Lincoln,
 ...., Mound Cify TelephOne Co, .." ;.~'. :: , Mound City. ,                                                   , : Holt.
        , !vIt. Vernon Telephone Company                  . M~, Vernon, .. , .. , .. , .. Lawrence.
        ':!lo1:t. Zion !o.Iutua1 Telephone Co', , , , , , , Mt. Zion              '                    " .. , Henry.
           l'vlusselfork Mutual T~lepJ:ione Co            . Musselfork                          ,., '             . Chariton,
           Mutual Telephone Company ..• , , ., ' • , Greenfield .. ,                            ,                 . Dade.
           !'.futual Tel. Co. I'Iarrison County. : ... Bethany .. ,                            ,                 . Harrison.
           :!\lutual Tel. Co. HarrisOn County •... , Brimson,', .•. ,.,                                           . Grundy.
   ".. "'1utual Tel. Co. Harrison County ~                . Edinburg                                      ,       . Grundy.
           J\lutual Tel. Co. Harrison' County           , . Coffey. =                       ,, . ,                , Daviess.
       " Mutual Tel. Co. Harrison County .. , .. Gilman City. , .. , , •. , . : . Harrison.
           Mutual Tel.. Co: HarrIson County. , , .. ,Melhourne                                  , .. ,             , Harrison.
           Mutual·Tel. Co. Harrison County. , , , , Mt, Moriah                              " .. ,                 , Harrison.
        "]\fu~ual TeL Co. Harrison County ... , , Ridgeway .. , .. "                                         " . Harrison.
           :!\1utual Telephone Company; ... , . , , , . Montgomery City, , . , .. , Mont-
                                                                                                                       gomery:
~n •. ~futual Telephone System·. ... " : ..... : Rocheport ... ' .. ' ,                                              "Boone,
      • l,futual !:;Iome Telephone Company, . , . Barnhart. , , , .. ,                                 , ... : ,Telferson,
,.' .' Napoleon Telephone Company, . , , ,                      Napoleon .. , , . ,                    ',: .. ' , Lafayette,
 ,'. NapOleon Telephone Company, . , , , , , , \Vellington , .. , , . ,                                            , Lafayette,
                                                                                                                       ,
       • Neelyville Telephone Company. , . '. , , , . Neelyville                    .-, . , , .. , .. .' ' Dutler.
        ,:Noighbors Liberal Telephone Co ... , , , . Amity,                            " .. " , . , . , DeKalb,
        , 'Nev.ada Telephone Company ... : . , .. , Novada                       "           ,         ,           , ·Vernon. ,
            Newark Telephone Company.: ' , .. ,.:. Newark                        "                                 . Knox.
      ., Newburg T.elephone Company . . . . , , .. Newburg"".;, '.' .',; .. : Phelps, ,
   . ',"New Century Telephone Company.', , .. Sturgeon, , , , . , , , . , ... , , .Boone. .
      • New London Telepho,:e ·Exchange                    . New London .. , , . , .. ,. , Ralls.
            N~wton County Enterprise Tel. Co               , Newtonia,                                     ,'.. , Newton.
            Ritchey Division of Newton'County Tel.
     'J        Co.,.,           "             " , .. " , Ritchey                 , .. ,. ,.,., ... Newton.
            Nixa Rural Telephone Company               , . , ~ixa                  4   ••••••••••     I"              Christian,
            Northeast MI.ssouri Telephone Co           , . , Canton                               , , .. , ., , Lewis.
            Northeast Missouri Telephone Co            , .. LaGrange                      ,             " .. ' Lewis.
  . ;.·,Northeast 1\llssouri'Telephone Co                , . Monticello. , . ,                          , . , '.. Lewis,
  ", .' Northeast Missouri Telephone Co, .. , . , Lewistown                                       , .. "            . Lewis.
 ." -. ,Northeast Missouri Telephone Co .. ,~ . , ,Maywood                                    ,                  ,. Lewis.
 " ~.,' Northeast Mi8~ourl Telephone Co                    . Durham                                 , .. , .' .. Lewis.
 ,,' North Eastern Telephone Co                  , .. , . , "Concordia,.,.,                            : ,'. ,', La.fayette, '. :,'
 ;., ·N orthern Telephone Company                    , , .. Conoordla, ,., ,', .. ,                              ,. Lafay:ette'.  '
   l' .. North Side Telephone Company, ~ .' ....                Parkvi'lle, ... " ., , .. ,                         . Platte.    ;,
                    SECOND ANNUAl. HEPORT, FOR YEAR                                             1914.                  75

        TELEPHONE COMPANI_ES REPORTING FOR Y!1AR ENDING
                  . DECEMBER 31. l!ll4-Contlnued.


                   qompany name.                                            Local ex.changes operated.       County.,


    North Side Telephone Company.'. :;.:,                 Farley. :.', ;", :              : . .- ., Platte.:
\ Northwest Telephone Company              ' .            Concordia.'.": : .. '               ' ... ,.. Lafaye.tte.
    No'rthweBtorn Telephone Company            .          Concordia:'.':.. : .•... , .'. ~ ... Lafayette>.
 .' Novelty Mutual Telephone Co .• '          :.          Novelty ..•.: .... ',: :., i.·...·. Knox .
    Novinger TeleP.hone Company                  .        Novinger ..•'. ; . ; .'.\ . :.:'.. AdaIr,'
    Oak 'Grove Home Telephone Co. ~ . :          .      . Oak Grove.·.• " .• ::". :~." Jack~on.
    Olean Telephone Company. ; •.... , : : ~              Olean ...•....'....•. '•... ~. Miller.·
    Orchard Farm Telephono Company               .        Orchard Farm"                      :-. •. St .. Ch.arles.
    OsceOla Telephone Company .. :               .      ·Osceola            : .•.. ) •..~••. : St: Clair:
    Osceola Telophon,e Oompany.·, ,., ...• :, ..          Vieta ..• :               '; ..         r; '
                                                                                                     ~. 'St: Clair.
    Q5ceo1a Telephone Company .•... : ....                Lowry CIty               '.           i.. ·;
                                                                                                 .~.. at: Clair,
   ;Oregon & Forest CIty TeL Co .. , . p • ~ , , :        Oregon, . , , :.'          ,.'.            >.'.,  Holt. .
    Ottervillo-Smithton Tol. Co .. ,      ". ".           Otterville, .•.'. :             : .\.',,' Cooper.
    Otterville-Smithton Tel. Co .. , ,           .        Smithton ...• ,             :':.'::•. PettIe. •
    Otterville-Smithton Tel. Co. : ;    , .' .. ,         $yracuae.-: .• ','" . d • •           <.'/..     ·Morltan.
    Pacific Home Telephone Co ......• , ..•               PacIfIc              ; •. :- ::-.. : Fra.nklln.
    Page City Telephone Co .. ,,·        ~::.,            Hlgglnsvl1le·•.. " .. '. ,,..' ..:. . Lafayette;
    Palmyra Telephone Company •........                   Palmyrll., , ..•. , ...•. -;-., Mar\.on.
    Patrons Telephone Company: • , '•...• ,               OrrIck ....• :                     ::.:            Ray,
    Patton Telephone Com puny ..•..' .....                Patton .••..•• : ..•••. :.. Bollinger.··
    Pattonllburg Home Telephone Co .....•                  Pattonsburg ..•.....•..:;' ~ Davless.
    Peace Valley Mu tual Tel. Co          ,       .       'Peace Valley .. , " .. : .. ;. Howell.
    Peoples Telephone Company. ',' ,              .        Graham . . . . • . . '. •-..•••• i·Nodaway,
    Peoplcs Telephone UnIon                        .    . Maryvl1le ••.... ::.,:; .:.', 'N'OdaWay.
    Peoples Telephone Company            " •.•             ~1:arQuand.• ; ... ;'•. ,: , :.                   MadIson.
    Peoples Telephone Company            '" ',~. ,         LuteBville, ......• , ,:: ,.-. ~ Bolllnger.
    Peoplcs 'l'cll3phone Company ...• , : ,•.••.           Zalma ••.••.. '•.• ; .. : ... '. Bollinger.
  , Peoples Mutual Telephone Co,. ';'•....•                Draymer.,.:, .'.:••. ,.:.; ·Caldwoll.
    Pooples Mutual Telephone Co ...•......                'Montgomery City .... :.. Mont-
                                                                 '.                     .,            I         gomerY'o
                                                                                                                          . "',
    Peoples Mutual Telepho!1e' Co             :          ,KingSVille                              '.. ' John~on.'
  .Peoples Telephone Union                , ; .. '.. ' . Mary-ville.,             :.           . . .. Nodaway.
    Perry County Teleppone Co .. :           '.            Perryvillo.·.-                                   ·Perry.·
    PerTY Telephone Company                          : Perry,:               ,          ,.. ',.'             :Ralla,
    Peyton Telephone Company .. , .. ', , , .:, ·Wellsvllle:. '                   " 'f' ; •• ,: .' • . Mont·
                                                                            .', ,'. :~'- .                  '.' gomery,
  , Pilot Grove Independent Tel. Co:                 . Pllot Orove                          ;               ,Cooper.
    'Pioneer Telephone Co'mpany           ,         '. Oilton,..... ; .'r: .', '.' ~ '.'                     PulaskI.
    Pioneer Telephone Company .. ,              , , . Crooker .. , .. :.'•. , ,. ,                       , Pulaakl.
    Pionccr Telephone Company, ',' ...•.. -: Hancock                       : .' ..'               :.,        Pulaski.
     Pioneer Telephone Company, . ,                  . WaynoBviUa •. :'",:                  , ..:;', . PulaskI. .
     Pioneer Telephono Company          , . , . .' •. 'Richland •.... ' .'•. '                           , PulaskI.' ,
     Platte Cou nty Telephone Co            : . : .. Platte City.:.'•.•..•. :'.~.-. ,Platte.
     Platte Cou nty Telephone Co                     . 'Camden Point .'•... ;. ..• PlaLto.' , __ ,
     Pleallant HIll Telephone Co                     . 'Pleasant Hill ..•... ~. :~ . . Calll!,
     Polo &. Richmond Telophone Co. , .. _ . , Rayvll!o •• '.' •...• '• .. ' : •. '.1l.ny. ',,"
    Polo & Richmond Telephone Co. , ...• , Vlb"bard .. , . , . , .. ,., .. , Ray:, ,"
     Polo k Richmond Telephone Co                     . Knoxville ... ~ .' . , .. : . , : ,. Ray, ....:.-
     Potosi Telephone Company ... , . , . ,           . PotosI. .. , , , . ; ..••. '                        - \Ve.ehlngLon.
     Princeton Telephone Company                , . , . Princeton, .. :.,.,:                        ,.: ·Maroer.
     Purdin Telephone Exohange                     " . Purdin.: ;:                      : .. , ,:.-, ~Inn.               '. ,,1   (
  " Purdy Tolephone Oompany           '               : Purdy               :.,·.~                            Barry.
     Queen City Mutual Telephone Co                    : Queen C~ty. ': .'..' •..'                     ',.' Schuyler,
     Ravanna Telephone Co'.. '. . , ...             >       Rnvnnnn.
                                                        .'; ,   >   •   ,
  76                         • PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.


         TELEPHONE COMPANIES REPORTING FOR YEAR ENDING
                    DECEMBER 31. t914---Contlnued.


                  Company nam.e.                             Local exchanges operated:                    :County.
, ·------~-------II----------I------
    Reeds Telephone Co .•.... ,           '.' . , ...        Reeds . • . . . . , , :.',      , ..          Jasper.
    Regal Telephone Co . . . . . :        ,       ,. ,       Braymer             ,.,      " .. ,           Caldwell.
     Revere Independent Telephone Co                  .      Revere, , ,            , : .. : , ..          Clark.
     R~ItOldB County Telephone Co, , ,                .      Piedmont", , , , .. , .. " ...                'Vayne.
     Reynolds County Telephone Co .. , .. , .                Greenville ... , . , ..... , , ,              Wayne.
     Reynolds County Telephone Co .. ,                 .     Patterson .. , .. " .. , .. , .               Wayne.
     Reynolds County Telephone Co, ,                   .     Mill Spring .. , ,              ,"          . \Vayne.
     Rice Telephone Exchange                ,          .     Alton, .... ·. . " , . , . , .. , .           Oregon,
     Richards Telephone Exchange, , , . , , . ,              Richards •... : , . ,              .           Vernon.
     Richland Telephone Company . . . . . , , .              RIchland.', . , : , .. , , . '.' . ,          PulaskI.
  , Ripley County Farmers Mutual Tel. Co.                    Doniphan. ' , .. ,            " ..            Ripley,
     Riverside Telephone Company                       .     Hamburg .. , . ".,                 ;          St. Charles.
     Robins Telephone Company             '          ,.      Robins              ,           ".            Johnson,
     Rocheport Telephone Company. ,                    ,     Rocheport.               ',.:      .          Boone.
     R(lckport Mutua: Telephone Co                     .     Rockport.'. ,'. , , ,           ,.,            Atchison,
 ... Rockville Telephone Co                            .     Rockville, . , ,        "          ,           Bates.
     Rolla Telephone Company                 , .. , . ,      Rolla ..••.. , .. ,           ,    .           Phelps,
      RUben Line •.•.•..•... ,               ,         .     Steedman .. ,                   ,; .           Callaway.
      Ruben Line .•.. : .....•.. ,           ,         .     Mokane                             .           Callaway,
      Rural Line Switchboard          ,', .. , .. , ,        Jefferson CIty                :    .           Cole.
      Rush Hill. Laddonia & Mexico Union
        Telephone Co, ...•....•. , .. , . , .. , ,           Rush HilI. . , ,                   , ..      AUdrain.
      Rushville Telephone Company, , , , ....                RU6hvllle .. , .. ,            :       .     Buchanan.
      Russellville Telephone Co . . • . . . . . . , ..       Russellville, . ,                  , ..      Cole.
     Salem Telephone Company . . . . ,. ;.,. ,               Salem .. :'. , .. ,              :. ','      Dent.
     Salem !>.1utual Telephone Company ....                  Saline        ,                        .     Mercer.
      Saline Mutual Telephone Company.'. , .                 Cainesvllle                        ,;.       Mercer.
      Saline Mutual Telephone Company, , ..                  Lineville. Iowa                        .
 • Salisbury Home Telephone Company .. ,                     Sallsbury,               '.. " .. , .         Charlton.
    .Sampsel Telephone Exchange                      ,,      Sampsel,         , , , , ... , .. ,           Livingston.
      Santa Fe Telephone Exchange .•. ,                 .    Santa' Fe      ,          , .. , , ....       Monroe,
      Sarcoxie Telephone Company .• , . , . , , .            Sarcoxie               ,            ,,.       Jasper.
  , . SChell City Telephone Exchange .. , , . , .            Schell City.,                       ",        Vernon:
, . Scholler. F. A .• Telephone Co                ,.,.       Foster, ... " .'. , . , . , . , , .         . BateS,
      Sedalla Home Telephone Co                    , ..      SedalJa (see Kinloch) , , , .                 Pettis.
      Sellgman Rural Telephone Co             ,         .    Seligman ... , . , ., . , .... ,              Barry,
      S~neca Telephone Company, •... , ,                .    Seneca .• , .. , .. , .. ,. ,., .             Newton.
      Seymour Telephone Company                 ,       .    Seymour., , .... , .. '. . , ..               \Vebster.
      Shelbina Telephone Company, . ,              , ..      ShelbIna .•.. : .. , .. ' .. ,.               Shelby.
 · ,Sheldon Mutual Telephone Company., ,                     Sheldon .•. ,. " . ; ... ', " .               Vernon.
      SherIdan Farmers Mutual Tel. Co . . . . .              Sheridan .•...... , . , ... ,                 Worth,
:,' Southwestern Tel: &; Tel. Company .. , .                 Armstrong. , , , ... " , " ,                  Howard.
      Southwestern Tel. & ·Tel. Company, .. ,                Benton .. , .. , . " ,              " ,       Scott,
      SO\lthweiltern Tel, & Te1. Company: ...                Bismarck .. ,                         ,.      St. Franols.
    . Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company, , ..                 Bloomtleld                  ,           .     Stodda.rd,
      Southwestern.Tel. & Tel. Company, .. ,                 Campbell            , , .,          " ,       Dunklin.
•• Southwestern.Tel. & Tel. Company                      .   Cardwell .•....... " . : ...                  Dunklin,
      Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company                   .   Caru thersvllle. , , .. , . , , .              Pemiscot.
   -Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company                     .   Chaffee,      '. , , .. , .. , . , ,          Scott.
   . Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company. , ..                  Charleston          , ,           ,. ,,       MississippI.
  · Southwestern Tel. &; Tel. Company ....                   Clarkton. ,          :        , , ....        Dunklin.
      Southwestern Tel. &; Tel. Company. , , ,               Clayton" •. , '.,., ..', " ..                 St. Louie.
, 'Southwestern Tel. &; Tel. Company .. , ,                  Dexter.,., , " .. , , ... " .                 Stodda.rd,I
      Southwestern Tel. &; Tel. Company, . , ,               East Prairie •.. , , •. , . , ..               MississiPPI.
                   SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                                         1914.

       TELEPHONE COMPANIES REPORTING FOR YEAR ENDING
                               DECEMBER 31, 1014-Continued.


                 Company name.                              Local exohanges opera,ted.                County.


  Southwestern Tel. & Tel, Company              :.
                                                                        .           .
                                                            Easex                       ',' .•... Stoddard,
  Sou'thwestern 'l;.el, & Tel. Company             :        Eureka             :          :             . St. Louis.
  Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company                 .        Fayette. :         ;                 -.: .. Howard.
  Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company                 :        Ferguson .. : ;'.    > :,.:. :                  St. Louis.:
  Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company                 .        Florissant .. '. -: :: .'         ',' . '.. ·St. Louie.
  Southwestern Tel. & 'I'el. Company               .        Fulton                              :';:.. Callaway.
  Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company                 .        Glasgow •••••.•.•..• ','"                       Howard.
  Southwestern Tel. &: Tel. Company                .        Glenwood. ,.; ... ,. ~ .• ,' . Schuyler.
. Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company .. , .                   Hannibal,·.'• .' •. -:            ,         . M';'rlon.
  SouthwcHtern Tel, &: Tel, Company               '.        HaytI .•.•• ,                 : .. ' . Pemlscot.
  Southwestern Tel. &: 'I'e1. Company              .        Higbee ••.• " •... :., • .' •. Ran~olph.
  Southwestern Tel, & Tel. Company                 .        Hornersville. : ..•,                        . .Dunkl1n.
  Southwestern Tel. &: Tel. Company                .        Kennett                     , .'.. ': .. Ducklln.
  Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company                  .       K!rkevllle •.......• .' .' . .-. Adair.
  Southwestern Tel. &: Tel, Company                 .       Kirkwood •• , ..•....• , .'. Ht. Louis.
  Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company                  .       Konkonong ••.• : ...~ •.        >..             Oregon.
  Southwestern Tel. &: Tel. Company,                .       Lancaeter .• : •.•••.•. , •• BcbuyJE:r.
  Southwestern Tel. &: Tel. Company                 .       LlIbourn •••••••.••••••• ~ew ~hI.drll1
  Southwestern Tel. &: Tel. Company                 .       ~!alden .', •... , " ...••. ,                   Dunklin.
  Southwestern Tel. &: Tel. Com pany .. , .                 ~exlco .•••.. ',' .. : ..• : : ·Audraln.
  Southwestern Tel. &: Tel. Company. : ..                   :.'v1.oberly •....•.... '. .•.}' . Randolph.
  Southwestern Tel, &: Tel. Company                 .       ~onroe City . . . . . . . • '••. •Monroe.
  Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company                  .       :Morehoueo . . . . . . . . . . • . . Now!l,fadtld
  Southwestern Tel. &: Tel. Company •.•.                    New Franklin' ...•.' .. '.' ' Howard.
  Southwestern Tel. &: Tel. Company. , ..                   ~ew Madrid . . . . . . • : .•• N'ewMadtld
   ~outhwestern Tel. & Tel. Company                  .      Oran .••...•.•..... ;.. ,. Bcott.
  Southwelltern Tel. &: T!:l. Company                .      Parle . . • . • . . . . . . . . . : . :',- Monroe.
  Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company                   .      Poplar Bluft' •........... Butler.
  Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company                   .       Portageville • . . . . . . . . . . . New Madrid
  Southwestern Tel. &: Tel. Company                  .      St. Charles . • . . . . . . . . . . . St. Charles.
  Southwestern TeL & Tel. Company                    ,      St. ClaIr • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Franklln.
   Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company                  .      Senath ................• Dunklln.
   Southwestern Tel. &: Tel: Company                 .      Sikeston . • • . . . . . . . . . : .. Scott.
   Southwestern ·Tel. .& Tel. C0n')pany               .      Valley Park.,. . . . . . • . . . . St. Louis.
   Southwestern .Tel. & Tel. Company                  .      \Vebster Grovee ....•.•. '. St. I,ou!.6.
   Southwestern Tel. & Tel. Company •...                     St. Loul& .••.•..•....•.. St. Louls.
   Sparta Rural Telephone Exchange .....                    :'iparta .•••••...... , .... Christian.
   Speed Telephone Company. . .. . .• ' ..                   Speed .••••••........•. Cooper.
   Steelvllle Telephone Company             :         .      Steelville •••............ ;Crawrol'd.
   Steffenville Telephone Company                     .      Steffenville ••....... ;. :. Lewis.
   Stephens 'rel<lphone Company                       .      Stephena               '       ~          , . Callaway.
   Stet"..Roeklnl'\"hulII. Norborno 'l'QI, Co ..• ,          NOl'borno                                    . Carroll.
   Stet·Roel<lngham·Norborno Tol. (;0 ••••                   Lebanon ..•• : .. ,                          . Carroll.
   Stewartsville 'Telephone Company               , .        ~tQwartavllle                            '.. DoKalb.
   StocktOn. Telephone Co                     ,       .      Stockton •....•......... Cedar.
   Stotesbury Telephone Company                       .      Stoteabury                ,\                 . Vernon.
   St. Thomaa Telephone Company                        .     St. Thomas . . . . . • . . . . . . Cole.-
   Stover Telephone Company                            .-    Stover               '.C• • • • • • • • •       1.forgan.
   Sturges Telephone Company                          .      Sturges . . . . . . . . . . . • . . .'. Livingston.
   Sumner Telephone Company                            .     Sumner          '         ,                 -. Charlton.
   Surburban Telephone Co.              (ace Kin-
    . looh System)                                                                                  St. Louie.
   Sweet Springs Telephone Co                          .     Sweet Springs. . . . •                 Sal1ne.
   Sweet Springs Telephone Co.:               '.' .•         Blaokburn                          : ' Sallne ..
      78 "                            PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.


             TELEP~ONE               COMPANIES REPORTING FOR YEAR ENDING
                                      DECEMBER 31, 1914-Contlnued.·


                       Company name.'                               Local exchanges oper~ted..                                   County.


              Tebo Teleph~ne.Company •... ~ :                .       Calhoun               .'          "                .        Henry.
              Texas County Mutual Tel. Co               ,    .       Houston .. :          :'                         _          Texas.
              Thayer & Alton Telephone Co                    .       Thayer.'"           ,,               :.: ..                 Oregon.
              TIna Mutual Telephone Co                     ,.        TIna           : .'                                .        Carroll.'
            . Tri-County Telephone Company .. , . , .                 Nelson.,.:' •...: ..,.::                          .        Saline.
            ·Triplet Independent Telephone Co. '             .       Triplet. ,'                , . ; .. _ ..                    Chariton.
           . Union Telephone Company, , . , ... ,            .        Eoonomy                           '               .        Macon ..
               United Telephone Company •........ ;                   Cole Camp            ,          .-                .        Benton.
· ", United Telephone Company                                .        Linooln.. :.' , .'                  '             .        Benton.
      ,        United Telephone Company                      .        \Varsaw .. _         ,                    ,       .        Benton.
               UrIch Telephone Company                       .       Urloh .. ,',                  ,                    .        Henry.
  , ;. ,Vandalia Union Switchboard Co                         .       Vandalia. , .:                                     .       Audraln.
 · : . I \ Verona Independent Telephone Co                    '.      Verona                                          "          Lawrence.
·              Verooilll~5 Telephone Oompany,                 .       Versailles, .. , :           :,                   .        Morgan,
   .... '\Valnut Grove Telephone Co                          .        \Valnut' Grove               , .. ,               .      . Greene.
      ~. \Vardell Telephone Company, ,                        .       PortagevLlle .. ,                                  .       ~ew Madrid
               Warrenaburg Home Telephone Co,                 .       'Varremburg                                       .        JohnBon.
    :          Warrenton Telephone Company                    .       Warrenton .. :                                     .       \Varren.
               Watermelon Telephone Co ...'          ,        .       Benton                      '                      .       Soott:
               \Vaverly Telephone Co •.... , .•.....•.              . Waverly                                            .       Lafayette.
                \Vayne County Tell?phone Co ..... , : .. '.           Casoade                                   ,        .       Wayne.
      " Wayne County Telephone Co, , .. : .. ': .                     Mill Creek                      , .. , ..                 ,Madison.
         ~ .. Wayne County Telephone Co .•. ,              ;.         Bounds                                ,            .       Wayne.
      . . \Vayne County Telephone Co .. '.'                    .      Hiram                                              .       Wayne.
              '\Vayne County Telephone Co ..... , '. . , .            Marquand             ,                             .       Madison.
                \Vayne County Telephone Co .,', • , .. .' ..         Patterson                   , . ',: ..••.                   Wayne.
                \Vayne County Telephone Co.;.. ', , ....              Ellie              : .. , .'.•...'.                        Wayno.
                'Vayne .County Telephone Co, •.. -. :., . ,           Cold Water.·                 : . ',' ' .                   'Vayne.
               '\Vebster Oounty Telephone Co, , :. : , , .            Marshfteld                                         .     ·Wobster.
                \Ventzville Telephone Company, ... : ..              ,WentzvLlle .. , ' .. , . .- .•' ..                         St. Charles.
         . . ' \Vest Freedom Telephone Co .. '., ..•.. ',             Concordia          ,             ,                  .      Lafayette.
        , _,\Vest Lawn Telephone Company:-: , .....                   Leeton .•.. ,           ,                    ' .           Johnson.
                \Vest·Plains Telephone' Co '.' . '.'      ,.,       'West Plaine ...•;, .. ,"                            .      'Howell.
                \Veston Telephone System. , ... :'              ,      \Veston           ,                             :,        Platte .
        .' Wlleellng Mutual Telephone Co                       .      Wheeling .. : .\' .. ,                              ,      Livingston.
                \Vhlte Oak Telephone Co ....'. : .. ,         ,        Lone Jack .. '                            ,       .       Jack50n.
                \Vlllow Sprlng5 Local & L, D, Tel. Co .                \VllIow S prl nli;s                    '           .      Howell.
                Wilifield Telephone Exohange: ,,:               .      WInfield      '                                    .       Lincoln:
                Winston Telephone System                  , ..         'Vlnston                                  ,        .       DavlesB.
          '- 'Voodlandville Mutual TeLCo',                     .       Woodlandville                                , ..          Boone .
       .'. '\Vrlght County' Telephone Co               :        .      Mountain Grove                       :~ ,, .              WrIght.·
     .          :Wright· City Telephone Co                      .      Wright City .... ~                        ',' , .         \Varren.
            .' \Vyaconda & Wllllamstown Tel. Co .. , .                 \Vyaoonda .. , .. ', , .. ,                        .       Clark,
                'Vorth,Mutual Telephone Co,                     ,      Ravenwood·.·                                 , .           Nodaway.
                'Vorth Mutual Telephone Co         ,            .      aentry . . . . • . . . '. '"                     ..        aentry.
                'Vorth Mutual Telcphone Co           ,          .      AXlanthus .. , :                                   .       aentry.
                \Vorth !'.1utual Telephone Co .. ,          ,.         Darllngton                                         ,       Gentry.
       ~,       Worth ,Mutual Telephone·Co ..•........                 Parnell .. ~ , • '.' .. ,                          .       NodawaY.
                \Vorth :Mutual Telephone Co                 ,.         Worth::. ,": .,                       ,             ,    - Worth.
      .'        \Vorth Mutual Telephone Co. '.' ; ..                 .Denver:, •.... "                               , ..         Worth.
                 SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR              1914.                      79
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                                                                 ,        '
                RAILROAD ACCIDENTS INVESTIGATED..",
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 .             Section 45 of the Public Service Commission Law' pro..:
 , vides for the inspection of accidents of common -,carriers' by the
, 'Commission. In compliance with this provision • of .the . law,
      I                            -                         •
        one or more of the Commissioners, as soon as-,,'n'otified of 'an.
" accident, reaches the scene as quickly            as
                                                     'possible, 'accompanied
         by such of the Commission's engineering 'staff as, is' deemed of
     . assistance to'secure all possible particulars of the accident before'
        the surrounding conditions orc chnnged by the wrecking crew
         or otherwise. Evidence is gathered at once-by means' of pho-
         tographs, testimony from employees or officers of the ,inter,ested
         railroad company, or any ~ther person in a position ,to .'furnish
         any information bearing upon the cause of the accident. If the
          Commissioner making such investigation can 'secure',conclusive
         evidence of the cause of the accident at such time, a'report of
         the matter is submitted later to the fun Commission, with, such
         recommendations as may be deemed calculated', to rrevent the'
         recurrence of such acCidents.                       '. ~,':" ,:, '... "   ,
                When the cause of the accident can not b~ thu$:as'certained, '
         the Commission sets a formal hearing in the matt~r'at        such    time
.•.. and, place as is determined to be expedient, and',:serves upon' "
 " the official representative of the carriednvolved notlce~ of public
          hearing instituted upon, the' Commission's own, mcition'",to· in-
   '" quire and determine the cause 9f such wreck., ,The ~'carrier
         interested is thereby required to produce at such hearirig~all wit-
        'nesses havi'ng any knowledgeof   the probable cause'of such w~~ck.
         and' any and all other available means of evidence for the )nfor-'
         :r:nation of the Commission, to' the end that the cause. of the '
          accident may be determined, and the responsibility ,fix~d,;'and - -
   , ,such order made in the premises as shall be just and''ieasonable. :
                Upon' its conclusions from the' eyidence, the. Commission , ~,
        'publishes its findings in regard to the :wreck, as due'.to defective
          equipment, negligent or incompetent' employees; 'executive.
         'management or any other' cause. and with ,orders and recom-
     , mend,a tions 'to -preven t a recurrence of' accidents. ': .
               Following are summaries of five' wrecks oC,curfing' during , _
          the last year," upon, which the Commission'considered formal "
          hearings were necessary., In ali c~ses of investigation of:'7'tvrecksr .
       ,:
          the -interested corporations have displayed a .spirit
                    '             I       '                ,         .
                                                                          of
                                                                          ~hearty'. '
    80                  PUBLIC. SERVICE COMMISSION.


          co-operation with the Commission in an eITort to determine'
          the cause and prevent repetitions of these accidents.
                 Formal Cases: .Case No. 421; , June 13, 1914, derailment
          of St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company's train No.
          802 at Moccasin Spring, Mo. Twenty-two people injured';.
           two apparently. seriously and the others slight bruises, sprains
           and cuts. Two coaches derailed and rolled into a ditch. 'Evi-
           dence showed tl).at accident was due to a wheel working loose
           on axle. and throwing. open a split swi,tch. Commission held
           that the accident 'was .due to defeCtive equipment and might
.' . "have been: prevented by more rigid inspection, and recom-
           mended more rigid inspection of equipment. ,                   '
                  Case No. 462. August 5, 1914, head-on ~ollision between
         · Kansas City Southern Railway Company's freight, 1st No. '
           56; hauling passenger equipment, north-bound, and Missouri
, ."4 • and North Arkansas gasoline car, scheduled as passenger train

         - No.' 209, south-bound, near Tlpton Ford station on tracks of
           the Kansas City Southern Railway Company. Loss of life,
           38 passengers and train crew of 3; injured 2, employees. Evi-
          'dcnce was that the motor car carried approximately 105 gallons
           of gasoline at the time of accident, which by exploding and ignit-
           ing caused great fatality. Commisslon held the accident due
         ,to failure of train crew of the Missouri' and North Arkansas
        . passenger· train No. 209 to obs~rve positive meet and pass order'
      .. for· 1st No. 56 at Tipton Ford. '
\              '. Case No. 420. . June 5. 1914,' derailment of S1. Louis and
  , ::. San. Francisco Railroad Co'mpany's train No.9' near Sleeper,
            Missouri., Loss of life of fireman and slight injury of. two other
            members of the train crew. Engine and mail car.turnedon side.
        .. The Commission found no evidence of violation of operating
            rules; track conditions apparently safe~ and, in the absence.
         · of .evidence to the contrary,' the necessary conclusion was that
 '. 'the accident was caused either by defective equipment causing
            the brake-beam to fall or by some foreign obstruction on track.
    . . The Commission recom~ended higherst~ndards- of inspection
     . - in maintenance of equipment, and that the carrier should 'pro-
   ;:.... vide the most careful tests and inspection of all equipment~
i, '.       particularly 'of brake-beams at installation and thereafter..
             ': Case No. 422. June 6, 1914, automobile struck on grade'
. ". crossing .by Chicago, Burlington· and Quincy Railroad Com-
         · pany's south-bound passenger ,train No.7. Loss of life of four
            occupants of automobile. Evidence showed the crossing in
                   SECOND ANNUAL REPORT. FOR YEAR                                           1914... · \?                               81

    good condition on a tangent of over one mile and not obscured
   .in any way from view of vehicle traffic of the public road.· The
    Commission recommended thftt its engineer. together with the
    county engineer, make a spe~ial study to determine if 'condi- '.
    tions on these grade crossings are dangerous, and also' the pos-
     sibility of a change i'n 'the, public. road to elimina~e:this'~and cer-'
   tain other crossings at grade near this poinL , ',,' '; :' :-'" .
          .' ,       Summary of Casualties in Fo~mal Case~;I,,<.·'~: '.
            Error of Employees of Carrier:                     ':,.:> ,::' '; . l,
                 Killed, 38 passengers.' Injured. 2. , .       ,.. .'~:t~                                              . ?'
              .. Killed, 3 employees.                       ,~ .. !,       " .. ,
             Defective Equipment:                              ' : .~.' : ,,<:'::' ,
               . Killed. 1.                Injured, 24.'        ".~ '.
             Carelessness of the Public: '                     . :: ,., , ,,
                 Killed, 4~                                               " .
             Abno;mal Meteorological Disturbance:
                  Killed. 26 passengers: Inj ured, 27 passengers. . .'         ,
                 Killed, 1 employee.
             Analysis of. Accidents: Co.mpilation and analysis of the
      accident reports of the carriers' to the Commission for eleven
, , ' man ths of the year 1914 (December not included)" disclose the
      followfng facts:

                                       <,     Steam.               Eleotrto.                                           Total

                        .              KllIed      Injured   Killed      ,InJured                           KIll(ld         lnJured


                                                                                                            "
   Passengers", , '. , .. , . , , .          69      590           12       2,460                                   ·81"             ,3,050
   Employees. , , , .... ' , . "             ~\)   1,837 ,          0          95,                                69        ..   I      '9
                                                                                                                            .' . ,I, 32
                                            173,
   Trespassers ..•........
   Other persons not tres-                         - 191      ,
                                                                   3'          24           \
                                                                                                                 176
                                                                                                                           .,          221

                                             25        127         29                                            ,54
    ,passers .. , , . " " . " .. , .                                            , 873                                                1.000
                                       - - - - - 44
                                        336 2,151
                                                  -                         3,452                           , 380
                                                                                                                            "
                                                                                                                            "    --  6,203
                                                                          ,',
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  ,Damage to property.: . ,                 $260,430,71,                '$167.31                        '   ,   , 11260,598.02
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                         GRADE-CROSSINGS..
                                                .                .
        The subj ect of grade-:crossings has been handled by, the
   Commission along the lines as outlined in its First ,Annual
   Report.                              ,                          '
        The Commission has ordered a separation 'o(five 'grade-
   crossings in the city of St: Louis, a'nct ha's other cases, no~ pend-
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     :.                                       I   •



. .-;., 'ing,looking to~~rds the separation .~f furt?er: g'rade-crossings i~
 " . said city'; ~              .. ,                    "         .    ,    .
   ,,          .The Commission. has' heard evidence as to the separati'on .
  ", . of four grade'':'crossings:,in the city..ofSt. Joseph, and, said cases' .
, ,': have been briefed, argued and submitted for consideratiqn by .
:' : .. the Commis,sion..', I      '   '. _." .:. "'.: .. ". '. .           '  •
         '. .The. Commission has ordered· a, separation of the Blue'· I
        ;. Av~nue:grade-crossing, in Jackson ·t'o~nty on' complairit of the' '
"., ,co'unty,.' and the order' of the Commission has been accepted .1
   ';: 'by both sides and the, work will' go forward in the early spring
   . ' " on: same. ,A 'complaint involving the' ,separation of a grade-
 '.': . crossing at" Fiftieth Street in Kansas City has been p~esented
  ", to the Commission' and is now under' consideration.
  .;,"       ',The efforts of the Commission, have been greatly handi-
           capped in securing the separation, of' grade-~ros~ings by' reason'
  ..•.... of the European war and the inability of the. railroad companies
           to sen, their bonds and stocks tf;) secure new capital with which
'" , .. to make said improvements. The nvc grade-crossings ordered
  . ,.~. separated in 51. Louis will require an approximate capital of
          .$300,000. If the money markets improve the Commission
           will be enabled to accomplish the separation of morc crossings
           this year than it was able to do during the past year.

                   STOCK 'AND BOND' APPLICATIONS.
              , ~ The, authorization of stocks," bonds, notes and other cvi-
  . ~'., dences of indebtedness is in many, resp~cts among the 'most '
~~"... important duties assigned to the Commission' by the provisioris
     '. of the Public, Service Commission Law.                        .
 t:.' . ,           It is provided in this law that 'corporations 'may issue such
:.';, . se~urities for ':fJ.v.e: purposes only: (a) 'acquisition of property;
" ", (b), construction;' completion, extension, or,. improvement of its
 ~
   ... • facilities; \ (c) :for the discharge or lawful refunding 'of its obIi-
       -r                                                               ~


            . gations; (d)' for, the improvement of its service; (e) for thc re-
", ,',.: imbursement of'moneys actually expended for (a), (b) and (c)
              from income, or from any other moneys in the treasury of the
   -.,        corporation. not se'cured by or obtained from the issue of secu-
          '.' rities within ftve years next prior to the 'filing'of the application,
        " provided the applicant shall have kept its accounts and vouchers
       :':,'of such expenditures in such manner as will 'enable 'the Com.:
.:' ~;":,',' mission to ascertain the a~ount of m~mey so expended and the
  ,'. ' " pur'pos,es for which such expenditures' were made.                         ,".'
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                    S,EeOND ANNUAL REPORT>      ~OR       YEAR'   1914.          1'f
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                          ,   "       '.'              " \'   "               ' , "         I,           '   .. ,
             . In the First Annual Report oL this !;:ommission for 1913 .
        •the, rules aAopted by ,t.h~, Commission governing' the ,issuance '
• I      of sc'curities and the practice 'of th'e 'Cnm'mission 'under' these'·
  .' ',provisions of the Public Service, Co~mis~ion.L~w~ are se't out,'
"" quite,\fully, and discussed at some length','an'd need no't:again'
   : ," be 'repeated in this report: ,:rhe' Co~mission'has foilo~e'd the.
·
 "". ..rules and regulations as thus'. s~t ,ou .t and 'discussed' in its, former.
                ~                               ,       ,           ~




         ,report.                       " ' ,.' ,"',',       l'  , ~...: , ",
, '.,. .The' Commission.          has':         that
                                           found'       'ap~lica'tioris ' ~ 'issue' '  t.o
 · securities with which to acquire property or make., extensions'
 ,
        ·and 'improvements' in the future :are, in the fi'rst ' instance, 'the
          ,                                                                r
     " most simple and direct, of the difTerentapplications.,submittcd
       . to the Commission for authority to issue securities-'udder 'the .~
                                                  ,                        ,                                   '

          provisions of said law. The orders of the Commission. author~
          izing the issue of securities for these purposes ·show th.c amount
        ,to be issued, the minimum price and the purposes:, for. which
    , . the proc'eeds arc to be used,' and require that verified reports for
          each six months shall. be filed with the' C<?mmissi~n ,showing
          that the orders have been ~omplied with. If the Com~ission
           has ~ny dou~t as to whether orders of this character' are"being
          com'plied with, it will have an investigation made by"its 'Engi- ,
           neering and Accounting Departments to ascertain' _the· fa'cts as
           the: expenditures of the corporation are made." The.: orders of
           the Commission authorizing the issuance of securities contain
           provisions againsl pledging or hypothecating the .securities ,
           authorized for loans without first obtaining the ~approval of
           the Commission authorizing such pledge. '
              . The money stringency and the falling ofT in the in'arket for.
          ~ecurities of all classes of corporations since the' br~aki'ng 'out
        · of the European war in early August, 1914, has'heeD. markedly.;
           noticeable to the Commission in the small.number of applica-
          ,tio~s for authority to ,issue sto~ks and ,bonds.. ,The' stock, ex- , '
          'changes thro~ghout the United States and in ,faet thro~ghout, .:
          'the' world. were closed to' ,the sale of securities of public utilities' ,
I   .   of     any kind; and it has been almost impossible for the.'railroad!'>.
      , or any other public' utility in this state to secure money for the
        , sale o(theirrespective securities. Even the sale of equipment
           trust noles has been very difficult for some of the railroads of
        · t}Jis state, to secure on favorable terms which the, Commission
           could 'approve.                                              .'    ',.
     ,'.' " Applications for' the issuance of securities for;'rei~burse~
, men,t and ,ref~nding of. current obEgatl0ns incurred. for '-capital
             84-' , " . '.   . PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
 "

      . purposes are very clos~ly scrutinized by the Commission. Th'e
         Commission has strictly and uniformly held that no security
      -"could be issued except .for one or more of the specific 'purposes
    , mentioned in the .Public Service Commission Law. .The Com-
. " mission has declined to' permit the issuance of securities in a
   , single instance t? pay operating expenses, taxes, interest o-r'
          dividends by. any public utility in this state. An application' ..
          was denied to the extent of $25,000 to issue securities for the
          payment. of, interest and dividends of a certain water company
          which ap'plied to the Commission for such authority., A like'
      J • refusal was made by the Commission to a certain gas company

    , " 'which desired to' issue securities' for the . purpose of securing
    .•. money to pay interest on bonds and taxes. . Under the provi-
  ',' sions of the Pubiic Servi'ce Cominission Law, utilities may bor-
     o    row money for such purposes on securities issued for less than'
••       0twelve months, but such securities cannot be thereafter refunded
          for r,a pital purposes, except as provided in the Public- Service
          Commission Law, for. a longer, period than twelve months.
                Applications .. for the issuance of securities for mergers,
          ~onsolidations or reorganizations of railroads and other public
          utilities are' carefully scrutinized by the Commission in' passing
          on same. During the year the Commission has passed on one
         'applicati0J? fo~' reorganization of a small railroad company
       - known ~s the Cassville & Western Railroad Company. Sec-
    .' .' tion 62 of the Public Ser~ice Commission Law provides for the
      , reorganization of. railroad companies, and among other pro-
           visions contains the following: "Upon all such' reorganizations,
           the amount of' capitalization; including therein. all stocks and
           bonds anq other evidence, of indebtedness,. shall be such as is
           authorized by the. Commis'sion which, in making its determina-
'.,        tion, shall not exceed the fair value of the property involved.,
  " . taking into' consideration its original cost of construction, du- _
         . plication cost; present condition, earning power at reasonable
           rates and all 'other relevant matters, and any additional sum
           or sums· as shall be ~ctually paid in cash.'" Said Cassville &
        . Western Hailroad Compa~y had originally issued in stocks,
 .' : and bon'ds before its receivership and reorganization approxi-
       . mately'$1QO,000, and came to the Commission with its appli-
           cation .asking to issue a like amount for the payment of the
           properties as. reorganized. The Commission had its engineers-
           to make a valuation of said road, who reported that the fair,'
           present value of said property was not to exceed,' $60,000, and
              SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                      1914."         "'"   85
      I                                            '

    the Commission thereupon entered its order autho~izing said
    company to issue, in the aggregate of stocks and bonds not to
  , exceed $60,006.                                                     .
           A commitLee for the' Wo.bash' Railroad' Company filed' n
     plan of reorganization with the Commission asking for the ap- '
     proval of a plan to reorgani'ze the Wabash properties, and hear:"
     iugs w'ere held in MissQuri at 'which Commissioners from Mich-
  " igan, Ohio and Illinois.tattended and sat with -the Commis~ .
     sioners of this <:;:emmission. A further'hea~ing"was held ar" I
      Springfield, Illinois, at which this Commission -attended and
      further testimony was offered at said hearing as to the fair
      present value of the properties of the Wabash Ra~lroad 'and all
      of its terminal facilities. An engineer of wide experience' had .
      been employed to go over the properties and. make an esti-
      mated appraisal of same.. The application was dismissed at '
      the req'uest of the applicant after the beginning of the European
      war and the closing of the vari'ous' stock exchanges as abov.e'
      stated. The Commission has had no notice when a' further
      application for the reorganization of said railroad will be pre-
      sented for its consideration.
                .                                          '.
           In the consolidation of the properties of the Missouri &
                                                                             ~




       Kansas Telephone Company with the properties of the Home
      Telephone Company of }oplin, the Commissii;m' p'ermitted the
       conso1idation to be made on detailed, appraisals of telephone
       valuation engineers of said properties. \ ' In' the 'examination the'
     ,Commission ascertained that at least $100,000 'of ,the ~tock of
       said Home Telephone Company had been issued without the
'. actual cash having been paid, for same,' and the'" Commission'
    ,\ permitted. the consolidation upon condition' that"' the Home'
   , Telephone Company would' surrender to its board of directors
 " $100,000 of said stock ,as "watered" and cancel same and cer- ,
 . ' tHy that fact to the Commission, which was fully complied with
       before the order of the Commission. became' effective permit-
       ting :the consolidation of said two, telephone companies.
            Regarding, the position of this Commission' with, reference.
       to securities approved by it, and as to, the purchase of same
       by the public, it quotes with its full approval from the Annual,
       Report ot the Public Service Commission of the' State of New
       York, Second District, for the year ,1913, as follows: , ,
       "'VIJ.lle the Commission. a.s It has frequently stated in Its opinion. does not In
  making authorizatione of Bocuritiea in any way guarantee that the BBcurl.tiee BO
  authorized are a good or safe investment. yet lte object Iii' to render the oompany's.
  finanoial etatemente and make Ita own conclusions oonstitute auch 'oasis that the
        86 .                                   PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.

    Investor wHl not be mIsled. It Is beHeved that no other /JIngle agency wfll,ln the
    end result In better servIce or lower rfl,tes than an effective regulation of the Ilnanc!ng
  , of pUblle service corporatlons, Only with oorrect acoounts so that the investors
, may     depend upon the ll.ccunl.cy of the ft.nll.I\clal statementa furnished can pubtic
, utllitfea finance themselves upon advantageous terms in oompetition wIth other
   .avenues of investment. Thls end, however, can not ,be obtained until effective
 } regulation has been in operation for a considerable period of tlme, for there are
 " BUbjec~ to the jurisdiction of the Commission nearly a thousand corporations,"


         , As' s't~~e'd . elsewhe~e in' this' rep~rt: .th~ . C'ommi'ssio~ ,has
     adopted'a Uniform., System of Accounts' to be. kep( by the 'pub-
     lic utilities 'coming within 'its jurisdiction.'"            .'.        '
          . The following table shows the applications which have
. been made to the Commission during the, term' covered by this
     report and whether they are yet under the I consideration of
 • the Commission or whether same have be~n passed upon under,
 .'~ the provisions of the Public Service Commission' Law ~~d orders
    'entered therein .
.,
         TABLE SHOWING ALL APPLICATIONS FOR AUTHORIZATION TO ISSUE ST0c;KS,
                   BO~'DS,           NOTES A1\'D OTHER EVIDENCE                O~     INDEBTEDNESS, UI\'DER·
                            THE PUBLIC SERVICE CO~DIISSION                        LAW,         'JANUARY                    1,
                                      1914,     TO A!'.'D INCLUDING DECEMBER               31,1914,
                    "

    1._--,                                       ~                         ._,_-~------.:.-------




                                       \         ,                               Nature                                          Date        \,
                                                                      '~
             No.             ,       Name of Com'pany:          "I                of                    Amount'                   of
         ,              ,                                                       Security.               Allowed,                Permit. ,
',1                                        ,
                                 :       ,                  i
': :, --l.....,,.---·-----'--'--,.......-'--:...--'-:-+....,...,....---I,---'~---_I_---
"
                                                     ' •.   I                    'j   •
                                                                                                              ,    .
             252 Ju1ianJ,,'ROB84 ..• /~.,:~:.::·:                1~   ••   ~   Notes           ~                  ",   51,400 Jan.      8
          '261 Mutual Telephone· Company ,of Har-                                                       '.\
                   rison County            " .,,,          .', ,.              Stock:                                  ,. 4,100 Mar. 24
        .' 262' St. Louis Southwestern Rallway Co. , ..                        Notes                                   340,000 Jan. ,26
           '264 Empire District Electric Company., . ,.                        Bonds                                   120,000 Feb:   2
            280 Chicago, Mnw~ukee & S't. Paul I~ll.il-                                     i            , ,

                   way Company: .. , ..... , . . . . . . . . . ..              Bonds                   .30,000, 000             Feb. 9
            281 Pike'S Peak Telephone Company, .', . ..                        Stocl{                           500             Mar. '2
            285 St. LOUis,: Iron' !\1ountaln &. Southern
                    Railway:Company           , .. , . . . . . ..              Cer'titlcates              . ,,412,000 Feb .             fa
            291 St, Louis Southwestern Railway .Co.. ..                        Bonds                    :
                                                                                                          1,324,000 Mar.                 4
            292 St. Joseph Ra[]way, Light, Heat and
                    Power Company .• , •. ; . , , .... ' .. "                   Bond8"                            168, 000 ~(ar. 4
            207, I\11ssourl;valley Cold Storage Go . • , , • ,                 rStock, ,                     " 250, 000 Mar. 0
~
    ,   .    306 Chicago & Alton Railroad Company. ..
             315 Richland Light and Power Company. ','
                                                                               [BondS'
                                                                                Bonda
                                                                                StocIC,
                                                                                                                    50,000 Mar. U
                                                                                                                  IHI\l, OOU Mar. \)
                                                                                                                     0,000 Mur.l·\
             332 St. Louie Southwe~tern Rallway Co. . ..                        Notes                          1,700, 000 M ur.·aO
             330 Homa Telepllone Co. of Joplin          "                       Bonds"                         1 , 100,000 Apr. 7'
             3471, Mis80uri and Kansas Tele!lhone Co. ~ ..                      Notes                          7; 500,000 'Apr, 13
             3S0[ Kansas City Terminal Railway Co.. . ..                        Bonds                        l
                                                                                                               3, 00.0.000 Apr. 13
                                                                                               .   ,   t'l
                                   SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                                                  1914.      87

                                                                                       Nature
          , No,                     Name Of Company,                                         of                   _ Amount'
                                                                                     , Becur1ty:                   Allowed,

                                                              ~   .        ..
                                                                            ,.   ,           "
                                                                                                 ,
                                                                                                         •   I
                            . /.                       " '.           I·
             361 Chicago and Alton Railroad' Co, : , . , ; . 'Bonds,,'                                        1491',000 ,Apr, 20
                                                                              l          I   I       '
            ,362 Kansas City Southern Railway Co, , ',' . ,Bonds,; ':',", ,                                      500,000 \Apr, .IS,
          : 365 Pattonsburg Home Telephone Co..... , .
! '
            ',367 Chicag(), Rock Island and Paclfio Rall-
                                                                                Bon~s, )'~.',:' ;'",':",15,,:000 ,~p,r, 29 ':
                      ,way Company ... ,. , , .. , : " , , ' : ,'.. Bonds ',<, ' ' 1; 494.000 Apr, 27
            ,368 Gray's Point Terminal RaHway, Co, , . , Bonda '::" : " '125 ;000 ,Apr.                                        27:
          \'313 Henry'H, Glascock, , , , ,." ... , ',' .•... 'Note ,;' , ";~:' • 2,000 .'May (J
              314 NQrth Missouri Light &; Power Co, .;., /'3tock' "',                                    • ,'" 60,000 'Apr, 211.
           ,319 Berger Commercial Telephone Co, ... : ' Stock                                  \ : \;. '.;:: ,030 Apr, 211
           '31l1 City Light &; Traction Co. , ..'. , . , . , , . Bonds' ..'t, ,,"f;' 91,6(,10 May 2(l
          : 392 St. LOUis Southwestern Railway, Co. : . ~ Bonds                                 .. ';t'~283. 000 "May 12
              409 ' Kansas City Railways Co. , , .. ': .'-"", : Stock ' q ',i, ':" l), 000 'June 6
              415 Chloago and Alton Rallroad Co •.... :, Bonds' ';,' " .... 1'585,000 June 22
              418 Terminal Rallwo,y Co, of St, Louis., , .. Bonds '"                                    '1',000,000 ,June 22
              419 Kansas City Railways Company... , .. , Stock .. ·"                                   ) .,' , 1) ,000 June 30
                                                                                                      I: t .. ~
              423 ChIcago, Rock Island & Pacillo -RaH-
                       way Company                    , .. , .• , .: •.. ", Bonds ,. ,                    '.1'; 170,000 June 29
                                                                                                            ~J I      •     • ~
              428 Mississippi River &; Bonne Terre Rall-                                 •
                       way Company .. , ... , . ' . , .. , , . . . .• Notes'. ~                        ,;,';.;260,000 July, 21
              431 Excelsior Springs \Vater. Qas and                                         ' .'                '
                       Eleotrlo Co .• , . ',' .. ' . , , .. , . , .. , ... , Bonds" r· ,; ,; '.62', 000 J~lY 7
          ,,439 Rolla. O~ark &: Southern Railroad Co, :" {Bonds -.:\                                  . ;:'~i 20, 000 Dec. 28
                                                    ;                           S t o c l t , ' , :' 20.000 Dec. 28
               444 St: Louis. Iron Mountain &; Southern                               "",               .~. ~;' L        ;! ••
                       Railway Company'",:                        ,          , Bonds                  ,,7',500,000 July '20
               470 Missouri Public Utilities Company,.                          Bonds '.:"               ;.' 147 ;000 'Aug. 31
               484 .St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern                                                ,: '. : . J ~'           I" ,  •
          ,   •   ./.  IR~nWaY Compa.ny
                        I                                  ,          ,          ecrU.flca-tea :~:~_": 8.00,000 :Aug.~ 31·
               486 Sprlnglleld City Water Company, ,' .. "                      Stock                   I -; 100,,000' Deo. ,12
              '490 Union' Pacillc Railroad Company" . , " .. Bonds                                    ~ 31; 848,900 i S~pt.,22
                507 Chicago &; Alton RalJroad Company. ',' Bonds                                         " .,319,000 ,Sept:19
               516 McComas Hydro-Electric Power Co                              Stock                                50.000 'Sept, 24
               535 United Railways Company ... ~                        ". :". Bonds·'                  \ COlo 690,000 Oot. 26
             ~544 'City \Vater Company of Sedalia .••• '.. : 'Notes                               I'    '1.'.,'.. 75,000 \NoV' •. n
                554 Kansas City Terminal Railway'Co.;';., {Notes                                         .1,600,000 ·Nov:.25'".
                              ,  '      ,       "                   "   ,'Bonds                        '12,OOO,000\'Nov.25
               ,555 'Sohell City Telephone Company" , .', .. Stock'                                    " J 0, 000 Nov, 30
                556 Illinois Southern Rallway Company.'.• '. Bonds                                                  202. 000 Nov. 30
                551 Illinois 'Southern Railway Company,. :: Bonds,                                    ,"             82.000 :Dec.' 22
                566 "Chicago, Rock . Iel aJld ,and Pacific Rail·                      : :.. i r                 '
                       way Company . . . . . . . . • . . , .. , .... , Bonds                               ,3,500,000 'Dec, 7
                567 Missouri PaCIfic Railway c.ompany. " .. CertUlce.tes                                            280,000 Nov: 28'
           ~. 568· St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern'
                                     l                                                              , '1',,'          J..        I

                    , 'Railway Com.pany .. " , .. " ...•..• , Certinoates ' 400.000 Nov. 28
                569 St. Louis, Iron Mountain &; Southern                                                          '
                        Railway Company, .... , .... , ... , ,'., Bonds                         1      ,,2,129. 000 Nov. 28
                573 Chicago and Alton Hailroad Company .. -Notes                                           l!JO,558;SO '~e. 2
                579 Chicago and Alton Railroud Company.. Donds,                                                     563. 000 Deo. 22
                6112 ChIcago 0 I'tlllt \VOrit'll'lI Itltlll'lIlLd Co, • '. Hond!!                             2. !J,'jU .,000 Pending     ,I
                588 Ham Ilton Tol"phonl,l CompullY .. , . . . .. Hlouk                                      -             500 Pending
                                                                                                             I"


      "               '"Authorizing guarapty of bonds of Tra.nB;MlssIsslppi· Terminal' Company
      • 'or       Louisiana.
      88                 PUBLIC SERVICE CO?1MISSION.




                 OFFICIAL COMMISSION REPORTERS.,' ,
  .
 ,"
      ~

                  .,J\.' full' and complete record of 'all proceedings before' the
     '- Public Service, 'Commission; or any Commissioner, is had on
  .\, '/a11' formal hearings, the testimony ,being tak'en down ,andtran-
~ " 'scribed by ~horthand'reporters-fi~ein number-and the tran-
           . 'script filed with the record in the case.
          o       'Before a formal "case comes on for hearing, one 'of the short-
.. ' hand reporters is' as'signed to take the testimony. - Often, how':'
         • ever, on account- of the nature of the hearing and its length, it
               has been necessary to assign two or more reporters to the case.
              ,Whenever it is found necessary to hold hearings at points 'other
               than Jefferson City" the reporters. of ,course, accompany the
  i      '     C6m~issioners, and at times are not able to reach , the tran-,
',... scription of their' notes until after several cases have been' heard
               and after several days have passed .
.r.,; ,             The nature' of the 'work of the Commission's shorlhand
 ,,' ,.: reporters is somewhat difTcrent from: that or. court reporters.
        : Part of the testimony introduced before' the' 'Co:r:nmission is
        , '.. analogoU:s to that introduced before the courts .of the state, but
" . (, the greater portion is expert testimony, given by' experts who
             'are thoroughly familiar with their subject and' who ,'have taken
               the trouble to orderly arrange, their thought that their .expres-
               sions might be clear and effective and, that the· Commission's
               time might not be un'necessarily encroached upon~ ,Such, tes-
     ,         timony is of a highly technical nature. The clearness and
 .• "'.' 'effectiveness of their testimony depends to 'a great extent upon
     '.;::: 'the" precision with which they ,employ technical terminology,
    :.' ',:'Lt:and the technical terms are used, in their strictI technical sense.
      •                                                                  .
, ' . • ' Any deviation from a strictly verbatim report clouds the dear-
        ::, .. ness a~d, often destroys the en tire meaning and ~ efIect desired
   '; ',to be conveyed, by the ,testimony, To correctly report the hear-
  ,', ","ings of the Commission it is necessary that the ,reporters' thor-
     . :. oughly. familiafize themselves, with the technical terminology
         , . of' the' various classes of public service professions-each, of'
  , ",..' ~·whic.h pos~sses' a terminology pec~liar unto itself. When one
              ,considers the ract, that the public service professions embrace,
               among the more important, railroad corporations, street rail-
 '.            road and ,interurban railroad. corporation's, gas corporations,
  "            electrical corporations, water corporations, telephone corpora-
               tions and heating companies, it is readily apparent,that this",:
            SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR           .1914. '.'   ~.,       89

. one feature of the reporter's work requires no small degree of
   specialization. Furthermore, hearings are often in the nature
   of conferences. These conferences are conducted in an informal
 , manrier. The discussion is open to aU and no, or.der of proce-
    dure is had as is the case in the; introduction of 'court testimony.
   These conferences, therefore, call' for exceeding alertness on the
  .p art of the reporters, for while taking the testimony or discussion,
. it is essential that they catch the names of the persons ente'r-
'jng into' the same; and, in addition, "the speake'r is often at such
  . a distance from the reporter, that the words are not as' distinct. '
    as might be. This necessitates quickness of eye, ear, hand
     and mind, and only experienced reporters are "capable of han-
    dling the work of the Commission.                 " ,.'         ,
           As soon after the hearing ~s' is possible, the reporter. ta k-
    ing the same transcribes his notes, 'Some of the, transcripts:
     are many hundred pages, in length, and to accura~ely transcribe
    's~ch hearings often requires several weeks' .time., Several CM-
     bon copics of the transcript of each case arc made,by the reporLer. '
   ,These, together with the original, are turned over 'to' the sec-
     retary of the Commission. In many inst.ances' .the'. carbon
     copies of the transcript are sold at the prices fixed', by ·section '
  .'21 eifthe Public' Service Commission Law. to the' parties intcr-
     ested in the proceeding. The method of the .CoI!1mission in
     employing reporters at a stated· salary and not. p'aying them,
  "by thea~ount of work turned out, as is the method employed
   ,by some of the commissions, effects a saving to the state of sev-
     eral thousand doilars a year .
        .' The work demanded of this department .has been large
     and is steadily increasing. Many cases are heard by the Com-
     mission and in each instance the proceedings are reported. '
    'The five reporters have been kept constantly busy with their
   "work and of late have been overcrowded. As it is' necessary,
     for the Commission to have the record of a hearing before it,
 .' when passing upon a case, quick and efficient work by tne Com~ ,
    'mission depends upon the work of its reporting department.
, ,Thus far the members of the department have been able to,'
   ,m~et the 'de~ands made upon them.
                                                                      ,'.
                                                                        ~




       Section '43I::~~C;~~1: ~:Vi:C~::~:'~~a,v             author-' . ·1
  izes -and empowers the Commission to I make annual inspec-
                          ,        .
  tions of railroads.in this state and to require the railroads for
                                                                                                         1

       90                            PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIO~.                                          1

         such p!irpose to furnis~ transportation, to ,m'embers and' em 1
         ployees of, the Commission on locomotives, or trains while i
         service Of on special inspection, cars.             ,                  1
               Acting in accordance ,with the provisions of saId section,
         the Commiss'ion arranged i~speet:ion' schedules, showing, the 1
         proposed'dates o,f inspection and location arid amount of track
         to be, inspected each day.' These schedules, ,togethe'r' with a
                                                                                 1
         request, for the use 'of a special inspection ,ear or locomotiv:e,
   ,- . were submitted" to the respective railroads., "
          .    These inspections were made by one of, the, members of 1
      , thi~ Commission, accompanied by an engineer~ of the Commis-
      , 'sion an'd engineers and operating officials of the railroads., One 1
         of. the, great~st' advantages of t.he almual inspection of railroads.'
 " ,
      . is that the C9mmission and the opcratin'g officials and engineers 1
        'of the railroads are brought together and can discuss and agree
       'upon 'corrective measures. for necessary' improvements.                    1
            . ,The method of making these inspections was to have an
.~ .. ''inspection car pushed in front of the engine,at an average speed           1
          of ,about 20 miles an hour, the inspection' beirig made from the
          observation platform of the car. In cases where complaints                1
          had been made to the Commission of the, condition' of the track.
   .. or where it appeared to require closer inspection; the train                   1
     . ~ 'was. stopped and the inspection made on Joot. ,
      ,        The 191~ inspection of railroads was comme'need on May                1
           l~t and finished on November 28th.        During this, period the
          following roads were inspected, comprising in all 8294 miles
                                                                                      1
          of first main line track:
                                                                 ,   I
                  Knnea$ City Southern
             Missouri and North.Arkansas
                                                                                                                     1
             Cas8ville and \Vestern
  ",     , • Chicago Great Western
            ,Chicago, :-'1i1waukee,and St.. PaUl
                                                                                                                     1
   I          'Chlcago, Rock Island and PacltlC'
   >'        ; KansM City, CJll\ton and Springfield
               Frieco High Line' ,-
                                                                         .'                                          1
       ",
               St. hOllis & Hannibal                          ....                     - . l
         • ' ~118s1s81ppi River & ,Bonne Terre                                .'
             • Jllinois Southern                                              "
                                                                                   "
                                                                                       ,
                                                                                                                         1
           , , Cape Girardeau and Northe;n                                         ",
                                                                               "       I
               St, Louis and Southwestern
               \Villiamaville, Greenville & St. Louls                                                                    1
               !v!isflourJ Sou thern .
                  Chicago, Burlington '& Quincy
                  St, Loula, Iron JvIountain' and SOllthern                                         i'       ,   ,       1
                  ::vllsaourl Paclftc,
                  Chicallo & Alton                                                                                   . 1
                  \Vabash , •      !: " '"                                                     ",
                  Atchison, Topeka <t Sants. Fe J
                                     ,

            '   ...   ;
                           .!'   I
                               SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, Fon YEA.n '1914~ ,,~.                                                                                    91

              Iowa. &. St. Louie
                                                                                    , "
              'Qulncy, Omaha and Kansas City                                                        "
              Missouri, Kansas &; Toxlis             "
              Kansas CIty, Clay County &; St. JOBoph (Electric) I
              Rockport, Langdon &;. Northern


,\
               Oregon &; Interurban
              St. Joseph-Savannah (Eleotrio), "                                           ...         t: .. ~ '.. ~
                                                                                                                         ..
               Bevier Southern                                                                        '.       1 t        ",;

              ShelbY County Railway                             'I,
                                                                                                     "'1'        :,      ' .,'
            . Hannibitl Connecting Railway;                                                                • •,' I .                                      I

               St. Louis & San Francisco
           I   Sllgo & E~stern
:    .         Middlebrook. Granlte'ville &; Belleview. I '
               Butler County RaUwny                       ,
                                                                      '. , "I. ~I           "            '~-                 t    "
         .' . St. Louis. Kennett & Southern', . '                            • ~                    I ~       _     .......
                                                                            . , I             -t       '/, ,.",' ~!            ~"
          . Paragould Southern                                                       ...!
               Deering Southwestern '          ~.' '
                                                            I . ;. '\      ,J" .~; ~. ' i '        I                 r.         "1'     ,.    t

               MissiBBipp! Valley RaHway                                                       > t.• ,.   ,'.
                                                                                                          .".              .. ~




                                                                                               . .... ),~ ::'
               St. Louis & Missouri Southern
               Gideon & North leland                                    "                                               "      :',                    .
               Salem, 'Vinona &. Southern                                     ....... t""~I' ,,'J              " ,.

               Kanens CIty, Ozark &. Southern                                1.., . I .                           • \....
                                                                .       ,\.,~ ..' • / • i, f,~ j                                                              •


          Every depot on each of the above roads at which'il station
     agent was located was inspected as to sanitation, water supply,
     heating, lighting and gener,al conditions>, ~ .                                                          j        ,'};,


          The following roads, having apPI;'oximately:-;t'6'O.miles of
     track, were not inspected. for the reason that ,th'ey' a're either
     switching lines' or are not in operation: "     I "   " , ':r
                 "                                                                         .       I.              "            .,'{t :,:' '" .
                     St. Loula Tranafcr Railway                                                    "      '1'""                .'    '0.1 ~       I

                     Kansaa City Terminal Railway                               , " ·,:.',','.:'.-,1~'~"'~"·"1.,~-,
         '       I   Leavonworth Termlnul k BrIdge Company                     ~ :..                                                          +


                     ManUfacturer!! RaJlway                                               , ~,J ',: ~l
                     Missouri &. IlHnoIs Bridge &; Belt Railway
                                                                                        ~
                                                                           " ' ' - ' ',',
                                                                                                I' • •  , . ,': t:
                                                                                                              ~
                                                                                                          .,' , ,
                     St. Joaeph Belt                                     -,.                    ~ "        "        .'
             •       St. Joseph Terminal !l.allwaY         .      ",           ,': ""         , ' : ;':'1
                     St,' Louts Merchants Bridge TermInal Railway'."        l.    " ; ' , . ' " . I,. '
                     Terminal Ra:UroB.d Assoc!ation ot St. Louis    .,~:, ',:,     : ';,,' .~.' . \ .:'~, .
                     Union Terminal of St. Joseph                   •• : ' 'J ..'.~ " ,;,' .,;~ ,
                                                                                               : • •:     ,j' ••       t:~:-~·t .,r ~ .. !~';·I .
      ',' 'The inspection of the steam 'and electric .railroads··of Mis-
     souri is made for the purpose of determini~g whether' ~he: gen-
     eral condition of the same is such as to give safe, and ,adequate
',;' service to the traveling public.       '.!:      .    :~ .':.... :, . ,
 j       .... Last year,' owing to the fact that),he', Co~mm:lssi(;n"'had' ,
      only been in existence eight months :and did not have the,nucleus
      of .~l.U engineering department organized until' the lalter. parl
      of the year. it w~s not possible.to m'ake as complete          detailed                                                           or.
    ,in~pection as has been made· during the curr.ent ye~r. It \vas'
',', very gratifying, however, in going over the roads i~'spected.
   , last year to find that in neafly aU cases. the retommendations'
  . ; which had been made had been carried out. It ,was aiso observ~d
 I' 'that there has been a noticeable ~mprovement in th\". "rni>;n_
        92                PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.


       tenance of rqadbed' and track over last year, especially in the
       condition of ties and ballast. On each of these inspections
       the· railroad' companies .had representatives accompany the
        Commission who had full power and authority to act ·on any
.' recommendation made by the Commfssion and a" great deal
  ' . .was accomplished in' this ma~ner,             ,
  ,)         Recommendations .as to widening'· of ro'adbed, replacing
        of steel weighing less than 75 pounds' per yard with heavier
        steel and' increasing the depth of ballast, were in many cases
        agreed to by the represen.tative of the railroad a'rid instructions
\, for the'work to be done issued by letter or wire from the car..
           " The question of making surveys of drainage areas in order
  , to determine adequate area of, .\vaterway where permanent
     : structures were to replace old ones was .given considerable at-
     , ten'tion. There" have been several accidents during the past
~.. ,'year due to washouts from heavy rains and the Commissio ll is
        devoting special attention to the provision of adequate water-
        ways and protection from such disasters.                     .
              In ad~ition to inspecting the road and _track, special at-
        tention..was gtven to depot accommodation, A very thorough
,     J inspection was'made of all depots at which agents were main-

        tained and at which service was rendered the public. In all,
        1096 depots were inspected and the following recommcndfl;tions
      ; made, which are in all cases being complied with:
,   ;

              1.' Additional seatlng capacity In' 13 depots.
              2•. Additional freight room accommodatlon, 5 depots
              3. Improved sanitation in waiting rooms, 3 depots.
             "4. CuspIdors In waiting rooms, 227 depots.
              5. . Water coolers In waiting rooms, 223 depots. '
              6. Sanitary drinking eupa for sale, 715 depots. .
              7. Provision of closots, 127 depots.             "
              8: " Improved toilet accommodatlOJ;l's, 152 depots, .
              9. Rellurfaclng of platforms, 63 depots.'
            '10, Better attention to bulletin boards, 210 depots.
    '.       11:,. Oil and 'coal for station uBe. was found stored tn freight rooms at about
       350' statIOns, .thus increasing fire hazards. ,It' was recommended where possible
       these artloles be stored in a separate structure maintained fo~ that purpose.
             12, Approximately 200 closets were found to be located aoross the tracks
       from the depot. It was recommended that a new site be found for tbese closets
     . on the same side of tracks as depot, thus doing away with the danger to passengere
       In croBslng tbe tracks and adding materially to their convenience.
"            13. Installation of sanitary drinking fountaIns was "recommended' in the
  _I case Of 9 depots.


             , In conclusion, it may be safely stated that, as a result of
        . the inspection made, there has been a marked improvement
          in the condition of roadbed, drainage of track, crossing pro-'
          tection and maintenance, accommo,dation tlnd >.sanitary. con-
             SECOND ANNUAL,REPORT. FOR YEAR               1914.. ,             '."v            93
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   veniences at depots, and it is felt that'much good' ha~ been
 " accomplished both in, regard to the safety as well as the conven-
   ience of the traveling public,.               ." .
        The officials of the railroads have 'rendered theCommis-
   sion great assistance in the successful prosecution of this. work
   by their hearty co-operation at all times." Throughout the
   entire inspection the management displayed 'an 'earnest desire
." to 'make all nece~sary improvements recom~ended and had it
    not been for this spirit it' would have been impossible to have
" accomplished all that has been' done.    I        ,,'

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           INVESTIGATION 'AND' SUSPENSION/CASES.
                                                                                ~ • "!   ...



          As pointed out in our, First- Annual Report. the Commis-
   sion has carefully and cautiously exercised its power and author-
    ity in suspending proposed increased rates for the, purpOse of ..
    investigation and in some instances in making an audit and
    valuation of the physi.cal properties of such utility before detcr-
 'mining whether such proposed increased rate, was justifiahle
    or not. As further pointed out in the Commisslon's First Annu:l1
 , Report the proposed increase of telephone rates in the city of
    St. Louis by the Southwest Telegraph and Telephone Com-
    pany (Bell) was suspended during the latter' part of the year,'
     1913 and the suspension was further extended while the Com-
    missi()n has been ,making a. complete audit and .valuation of
    said' proposed increased rates. which was stated. would aggre-
   'gate S158.000 per year. This' case has been argued and the
     Commission is no,,, awaiting the filing of briefs, in .same, and
     as soon as such briefs are filed by the company the Commis-
  , sion wiq, be able to take up the consideration' of same.
            The St. Joseph Gas Company. which is furnishing nalu·
     ral gas to the cilizens of SL Joseph at 40 cents per 1000 ,cubic
    ,f'eet.' filed an increased tariff with the Commission pr'oposing
     to charge 60 cents per 100'0 cubic feet for its natural· gas. which
     would have increased the ra'tes' to the consumers iIi' that ci ly
     in the aggregate of '$148,000. Th~ Commission>. prior to' the ~
     filing of said proposed increased rate hacl. ordered a 'valuation
     of the properties' of said gas company. and on the filing of,said
     proposed increased rate the Commisslo,n 'entered ,an order sus-
     pending the same and is now proceeding with a valuation: and
   , audIt of the properties of said gas company.' ",:           '
            A number of railroad tariITs, as explained elsewhe~~ in ,this
     report, have been filed with' the Commission wh;~h ':n'nmpr]
    ,. 94                                                                           PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.


: 'increased rates against' which shippers protested and petitioned
      "the Commission' to suspend said rates, and, permit hearings to'
 :-: be held to ascert'ain whether th~ same were reason~ble 'and just. "
             All, suspension hearings under the provisions of the Public'
      , Service, Commission Law are given precedence over other cases'
        and ,the' Commission' moves these cases just as rapidly ~s possible.
        However.. in ,mak,ing the audit and, valuation of large utilities "
  " . like the Bell Telephone Company ,in 'St.- Louis, the Kansas'
.', City.E;.lectric Light Company, and tJ:c'St. Joseph Gus Compuny,
  ;... a considerable amount of time and much'labor of accountants
: " and' engineers is required to make such audits and, valuations.
   ':' Only 'such' valuations as meet with .the approval of the public
     :. and the' utility in a spirit of fairness and a'ccuracy can be acted' ,
    , upon by, the Commission in fixing fair, reasonable and just rates
: . "to\vards the public on one hand a'nd the :public utility on the
"other.                '
             The carriers in this stat~ for man~ years have granted
        what is known as concentratio,n privileges for t~e assembling
        of poultry at various ,points throughout the state. A proposed
       .cancellation of this privi~ege was' filed with the Commission,
        and a ,vigorous protest thereaf.ter followed by the, poultry dealers
    , 'of the state, and said cancellation of this privilege: was suspended
 ( and, is now under investigation' by. the ,Commission to ascertain
" .'. 'whether it is reasonable and'..      just.
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". . . ,", ':", : ,"" "', t'TESTING OF TRACK', SCALES.
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,~~ .',    '''; , Feeling, that 'one of the important thin'gs to 'be investigated
     .; in ,this state is the care of railroad track scales, the Commis-
;"', sian arranged with 'the Department of ,Commerce arid Labor, , ,
:: \ B~reau of Standard~,' at',Washington, to: borrow t~eir test scal~ "
  l'      car~ an9. a four \veek_s trip over· t~e state, ,vas made during No-
 .'    'f vember and December and 44 track scales were tested, includ-

. : iug           the' only master scale in the state; that' ,of the Missouri
 ~. , Pacific Railway at Pacific, Missouri. ',' , ,: ,
'!.            "The test scale car is the only ,one of its kind: in eXistenc'e
  '- " ana is equipped to 'test' almost' any kind of scales, but while' in ,
>"       'Missouri the tests'were confmed·to track sc~les. The car carries' '
'",', . weights ra~ging from one ten-thousandth of one 'pound to ten,
.'./ thousand pounds, and as all the' weights are standardized very',
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 " :,' ,accurate· results can be obtallled.·           .;                     .' ' ,
  :':-)
"'.}        ,.'.
                ,The car itself. is the standa'rd Pennsylvania Railroad st.eel' '
                    .'                                                                      '   I                         .           '                .       ,


" ','automobile box, reinforced to carry the extremelv hf'::lvV Inrln'
                  SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR              YEAR'1914.
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         which it contains. The weights, anr;!. equipment fot' h'andling
         them weigh about l?O,OOO pounds, and the total weight of the
      : car 'is' about 176,500 pounds. One end', of the car is ,equipped'
  " as an engine room and ofIice' and the balance or'the c'ar is occu-
 "',\ pied, by 'the weights and t~uck. There are, eight lO,OOO-pound' '
    , . weights, four 2500-pound weights and about one, himdred and .
.: ,forty 50-pound weights, The truck upou.which;lhese' weights "
 '" ',are placed weighs 4612 pounds," arid 'in' te~ting, '3~8 pounds ~f i
      , small weighLR were used Lo bring the'truck to even five, tbOll-
"             'd        d           . , .'.             ~.      '5.   i   I       •                   ' , .   I

 ," san poun s. ' ,                      ,J,          , , ' ,:.; '....'.. 1:     ,f  ',:
                 Power for handling the weights, is obtained:'from.', a fouY'
      , cyli~der ~asoline engine ,direct conne~ted to, a )q :'K:                    110'    W.
','volt, D.C. generator.,                                "            I'       ,

                 The other equipment for handling' the weights consists
          of a motor driven'traveling beam in which' there''ig a traveling,"
          and lifting electric driven crane.                        '                   ,.
                 The truck upon which the weights' are placed is l of very
          heavy steel construction, ' If 'has two pairs of'-wheels arranged
       ,'on a five-foot wheel base and i; equipped "~i'tb; ,a, motor and
          controller obtaining power 'from the generat.or through' a flcx-'
          ible cable, thus making 'it, sel~:-pYopelling." " . l , '
  , ,      ;      During the' trip' in Missouri the car was accomp'fulied" by.
          three employe'es of the Bureau of Standards' and: an er:tgineer: "
   , .' representing the. Commission: , .                    . . ': ~ . ~'; J, '

     .:;         'Scales were tested at H~nniJjal; Moberly;;; SJ'dalia. i j efTer'::, '
    ',' son City, K.ansas City, SL Joseph, Carthage,.J o'pl~n, Carl .J:imc-' .
, "tiOD, Springfield,' Pacific arid St.. Louis, in' the order 'named:
    , ; The 'trip' was arranged so t~at' any move exc~eding ,about one.'"
                           .         I .                                  ~            _        ~

    , hundred' miles was easily made over night... , The, railroads
  , ' , in many C:;I.ses had to furnish special' service','w,ith 'regard to"
     , .' switching', the car from one scale to another 'in' 'the': same' city, "
      , but' tegul~r ,freight service was used for the' ~over from' one'
           city, to another and the service in most cases was. prompt': and"
     , cheerfully furnished 'by the rail~lo'ads, 'their, on,ly criticism being
 , " that there was not time to test all of ' their track,scalesinstead
 ,. ~ of just a few of tl{em.            . . . . I.. .~' ~ .             . ' :\ ,"
                                                                      a
                  As to the method of testing the' scales :', After rigid' inspec-
          tion ip which all binds, tight checks. loose main; levers" etc.,: .
        , were noted and causes removed where possible; the scale was
           balanced onno       load; the susceptibility reciprocal or, "break"
           was taken and then a known, weight, u'sually 90,000 ,pounds;
       'was 'olaced over' each section of the scale in succession nnd. thp ,
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                  96                         PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.


             weight shown on the beam noted in the scale test record. After
             all sections were tested the scale was again balanced on no load
             and if any change had taken place in the balance, the amount
             in pounds was noted in the record and. the scale rebaianced.-
            .It no change was shown, it was sO noted. After this, a lighter
             weight, usually 50,000 pounds, ,vas weighed over each section
          . and re'sult noted as iIi the other cases. . The balance was again
        . '. tried under no load' and results noted.. Records were kept of
            ·the -"Scale Test Record," the "Record of S.cale Maintenance,"
     .'       and "Scale Record,t' the last being-in, the nature of a descrip-
.            tion of the scales.. In most cases a copy o~ the readings obtained
_~ -. . was, left w.ith the. officer in charge of that particular scale.
     . .. ';        The scales tested.sliould be .divided into two classes, first.
 . ..•.. "those owned by the. railroads, and second, those owned by
    .. ' . private companies. On the trip 32' railroad .and 12 industry
     .....
      . . scales were tested, and in the first case 12 were out of tolerance
              and in the latter 10 out of 12 were out of tolerance. The Bureau
              of Standards has adopted as a tentative tolerance two-tenths
              of one per cent, and this is the limit used.          .
                    It was noticed that where the railroads maintained a sca1e
             'department the scales on those roads were in far 'better condi-
              tion than on those where no scale department existed and
              irregular tests were the rule. This is also borne out by the scales
      '. " belonging to the ind.ustries, for they seldom have proper tests
         ~ and do not rec~ive the IYlaintenance given the scales by the large.
"
              railroads. . '
     .'       ~
                 .. The testing of track sc'ales is a~ importa~t item, hut it
      r  o,   should not, be .overlooked that there are ;various· other kinds of
              scales and these also should receive careful attention.
                    The members of the Bureau of Standards were always
  ~ . " .courteous. and 'willing to work under 'adverse conditions, and
         " the Commissio'n' fakes this apport unity of tha'nking them and
  ... .' 'the' 'various r'ailroad officials ~vho handled 'the car.
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                                                   SAFETY FiRST.,
 , ...
 ,
     ,
                       A few years· ago, while reviewing the statistics enumerat-
                   ing the appalling number of accident~ on railways and the result-
                    ant destruction of property, loss of life and inj uries sustained~
                    and seeking some means by which sU'eh disasters might be
                  . overcome, or at .least reduced to a minimum, Mr: Rogers, Gen-
......              eral Claim. Agent of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Com:-
                   'pany, first advanced' the theory of the safety .mov~ment. .'
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                 Realizing the relation necessary between the' public' and,
         employee in the. matter ,of transportation, the indisp'utable
       ,right of consideration each for the 'other" that the, interest of
          all might best be served, 'a :solution,of, the l question ;was under-'
         taken, the development of-which brought to light many features,
          of an unsuspected arid' grave import..: The' "Safety First"!
          movement has long ,since ceased', to be' a 'grow-th ,directed by a
       ..fevi. people;.it is a movemen t natio~-wide in its 'scope~ 'deserv~'~ .
       , iug of commendation· for its'very intensity of 'progress, ". merci~', .
      . ful purpose and benevolent resutts.' ..... >", ' ": I " : ,;.. '.            '

                ,'Given momentum.. the'.'movement has:.extended'}9 every
     :' walk of industrial life. '.In the mills, factories and plants' of the
       .·industries, the installat'ion. of safety' applianl;.es 6Ii machinery ,<
        . fQr the protection of careless' or thoughtless operatives, ,is now'
       . regulated by legislation. In the cities, where. the "density of the :
          street traffic is a consideration, traffic patrols. are stationed
           at the' street crossings, safety zones established·beyond.which
           s~reet cars may not stop fOf' the discharge and loading of passen-
        , gers, and the direction of street traffic indicated on given streets
           between certain hours to prevent congestion.                       .
                  In working out· the details of "Safety First'f:.. 6n "the rail-
           roads, 'many interesting and complex questions ha~e,arise~.
         , The substitution of steel for ,wood in the constructio~,ofcoaches,
           tl?-e manufacture of better rails, the proper maintenance'. of track
     I     and equipment, the limitation of the maximum allowable, speed
           of trai~s, the installation of automatic safety devices, and signal.
           systems along the track and at the highway crossings, 'aod the
         ,increase of eflicien t su peryision. are ,all phases; of 'I. the; .subject,
           and' to the'same end. ,             . '.' .      '. " ,.',,.),, ! ~ "
                ; .On all of the larger railroads . operating in thiS'state:'safety ,
                                                        .
           organizations are doing an excellent work. ,The primal ,organ:": ,
          ,ization is composed of the system employees, whose pteroga- I '
            tive and duty is the advancement of any idea, that might p'rove"
            of benefit to the general movement.' There is a central safety,,'
      .', committee, usually composed of some one official and an,'opera-
            tive from each branch of the service; also. a division safety com-
            mittee on each division, made up of the management and oper-.
            atives in the division service. Any idea whatsoever, that con-
            duces to safety, if of merit, passes the committee and'is usually
            adopted by the .management., -:                        ..' ,: I: . j ...
              . 'It was 'apPllrent in the beginning that the 'employees' real-
I'          ized more readily the need of some such m:oveme'nt, arid for·
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     98            PUBLIC SERVICE CO)1MISSION.


     this reason they were first appealed to. The organization of
     the safety movement, and the harmonious co-operation ofl
     employees and management to the end. that' the movement,'
     might prove a success; is indeed gratifying. Several railroads .
  .. within the state appear well advanced in the movement. .The
    'members, of the various organizations, .believing, and rightly
 . too, that, the comprehension and aid of the. public was neces-'
     sary to the full and complete success of the idea" have appointed
     representatives, to travel over their own line, also ,others, giv-
     ing illustrated lectures to the railroad men,' their families, and
     to the. public. generally, sho\'{ing therein the results of care-
     less and negligent employees while in service, the danger of
, ',stepping on and off of moving trains, crawling between and und'cr
     cars, boys "hopping" moving trains and riding switch engines.
, loitering around depots and the many usual things that result
   'in the unnecessary loss of life and injuries. Another instance
     to which the movement is carried was the issuance of a circular
     by the Division Safety Committee on' one ~,f the railroads to
     mayors. executives of commercial organizations and to super-
     intendents of schools, pointing out the danger of trespassing and
     asking them to do what they could in stamping out the habit.
     Still another was the 'formation of a boys safety club at Thayer,
      Missouri, by the division superintendent at that point. A swim.
     ming pool was built and access, to the gymnasium allowed,
     provided the boys refrai:lcd from loitering at the station, jump-
   , ing on trains and switch engines and the other, practices result-
      ing in accidents.                                :
           That the safety moveI;nent, is '. opposed to suffering and
I,    destructio~ makes it one' of the greatest movements for the,
     general good of humanity that, the world has ever known. and
     it~ greatest 'beauty lies in the fact ~hat everyone can contrib-
      ute to the general scheme in providing for the"safety of all.
   . The Commission encourages this movement in, every way pos-
     sible for the better protection of life, limb and properly.

      REPORTS' OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE. COMMISSION.
         Vohllne' one' of the Reports of the P~b1ic Service Commis-
   sion has been issued. This, pursuant to the provisions of Sec-
 . tio~' ,19 of the Public Service Commission Law'. Among' the
   eighty-four cases therein, reported are to be found discussions
   and', determinations of. questions of interest, to public service
            SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR           1914.
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   corporations anel the public-questions dealing ,with' public
   service regulation, affecting and prescribing the rights,' duties,
   privileges and obligations of public service corporations:on the
'. one hand and the public on ·the other. ' A'reading of th'e cases
  .reported reveals the painstaking and careful. manner, in which
   the Commission has endeav'ored to reach a just solution of the    I


   many intricate problems presented. While reluctant· to assert
   Jurisdiction and ex'ercise control where the same does not appear
   to have been clearly. conveye.d, ,the Commission; once con-
   vinced that jurisdiction exists, unhesitatingly exercises. the
   powers given it by the Legislature-whether the public. service
   corporation or the public. Or both, be affected thereby.
         Lest onc be misled, it is not amiss to mention' the' fact
   that the cases appearing in the Reports of'the Public ,Service
    Commission of this state are indicative of only a very small
   portion of the vast amount of work transacted by the Com-
   mission, Formal cases, wherein an order only is entered~ in-
   formal complaints, i. e., complaints handled through corre-
   spondence; general orders; conference rUlingsa~d other actions
    by the Commission are not found in the aforementioned report.
    An opinion is prepared on'ly in those formal cases-cases gov-
    erned by the Rules of Practice rind Procedure and Forms Gov-
    erning Matters before the Commission-which are deemed of
    sufficient importance or. involve the solution of ·such intricate
    questions as to call for' a careful and full statement of facts
    and conclusions. These 'cases are to be found in the ,reports
    now under discussion. In other formal' cases, wherein the facts
    present no ,contested question or are'not so eompli'cated as to
    demand such careful statement to make plain the conclusion'
    reached but are of such a: nature as to readily admit of being
  . set forth in an order, an opinion is not written, ' These cases
    form by far the greater portion of formal cases-.in fact, the
    ratio being greater than 'five to one-and the- o.rders. in con-
    nection therewith will appear in 'n supplemental vol~me.. ,Fur- '
    thermore, many hundred complaints are made informally; and
    are' amicably settled through correspondence, F~om their very
    nature they do not demand action by the Commission as a com-
    mission. General Orders and -Conference Rulings, both, take
    care of many questions presented to the Commission for action,'
         The same process is followed in the compilation of· ~ach .
    individual 'case. After a case has been· dis'posed of on ',original
    hearing, the same is held until , the time for ,filing a motion for
                                                   .
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   100               , PUBLIC SERVICE' COMiuSSION.
             . .                                    .      .
   . rehearing has expired;, or in the event a motion for rehcari ng I
    , .is filed, the case does not appear in the report ~ntil' a d'isposi-
     . tion of'the motion for rehearing has been had.' Thus, the orig-
        inal finding a'nd,the finding upon the motion for rehearing appear
       together in the report.: , ,An effort is made t~: have. the cases-
        appear in,' chronological order, and are to be .so .found unless
        in exceptional cases the following out of 'the s6heme is not feas-
     , ible. ',,' The title" the I docket number, the date, submitted and
   :' the date of decision are noted. Follo,ving this appear the h~ad­
       '.notes or ',syllabi, 'with apt catch-words.. The syllab~ of each case'
     ~ 'are to present briefly, yet' fully and plainly;' every point or
        propositton at issue in the case and which has, been passed upon.
    , by, the Commlssion in the determination, of the same, embody-
" " iug in the syllabi the exact language of the Commissio'n wherever
  " feasible. Following the syllabi, the appearances' for the parties
  , .. are noted; and then, the report and o~der'of the Commission.
         The Commissioner writing the report is designated, or in case
         the report is the work of the Commission sitting as a body, the
         same is designated by the words "BY THE COMMISSION:'
              Besides the index-digest found ?t the close of the volume;
       ,there appear three other indices: a cross-index. of, cases reported;
       -an index of the cases cited. and a localities index. ' The "Local-
.. ", ities Index'" may' stand a word of explanation.: Each case,
    , ,'the nature of the case permitting, is to be, found iride~ed in the·
         localit.ies index under~he appropriat.e locality-word. referring
         to the locality or localities affected, followed 'by catch-words
         briefly designating the nature of the discussion and . questions
      "involved. The index-digest is a compilation. of, the syllabi
  . found in connection with the cases reported, and, arranged
• J' according        to catch-words' and classiflCation,. i~ compiled fOf
." ready and full reference to the 'subject-matter co'ritained in the.
, , . report: Cross-references have beeit freely made-each syllabus
   ~ in the report is placed under its appropriate title-head or heads,
         and, then a cross-reference is' to ,be found \hereto. under :the
          proper title-head if, any subject matter is discussed'in the sy1-
     <'labus with less directness. " Every possible avenue leading 'the
         searcher directly to the subject-matter sought is 'attempted to
;·......be opened; The citation at the close of each syllabus gives the,
""". 'title of the case and the page in the report from which the ,syl-
, .~.1abus has' been taken.                   ','                    ;,
>"            'W~enever an appeal is taken in any proce'edinghad~berore
  .: "'the Commission 'which appears in the reports,. a notation" to
                  SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR               1914.:          . ~·.101

   that efTect is made in connection with'the report of the case;
   and further action had .by the courts thereon may' be obtained ':
   by referring to' the' Missouri Supreme Court Reports 'or' :the
  .Federal Court Reports.          . '. . ',- ~" ~ ,),         :' :. ,
    , ,; , The 'cas~s appearing .'in' the boundvolum'es' are;',first' pub-
    lished in' pamphlets or advance sheets, which are ,later, 'when
 ,of s'ufficient size, compiled in bo~nd volumes., 'The bound 'vol-', .
, urnes may· be obtained upon', payme~t of $2.50., each, which,
    amount includes receipt of pamphlets or '~dvance'sheets.               :
  ,',' , The cases thus reported may be conveniently.cited by' giv-
 , ing, first, the title of the complaint or' application (found in
    black caps and at the top of the pages); and"~econd;.follqwing


 ·the       same with              ~:E::'O~ERS.'.~':;:·~::::';.:~i::".
            During'the past year- the Com'mission has ~dopted", seven
      Gimeral 'Orders and two others are, pe~ding., 'General 'Order                       I


  'No. 4-"In the matter of discriminat!on by 'telephone .cor- ",
   : porations in the calling of telegraph corporations"-has been
      rescinded. Before the adoption of a proposed" General Order.'
 , a copy of the same is served on ,all parties 'who may be affected:
 . thereby and notice: of the date· of ,holding a public hearing on '
" 'the proposed order is given.. At the hearing;the proposed order'
, ',is dJscussed by the parties interested and ,modifications and
      changes are suggested, which, after being duly considered. by
   ,the Commission, are adopted "or rejected; and, the. propo sed,
      order, as revised,.is then adopted. After the adoption,of a Gen-
      er'al Order a copy of it is served' on those interested" ,and ,their "
     'actions in the future.        so
                                  far as affected, are .governed· ther~by.\
      The titles of the General Orders' indicate the subject~matter,.
  " treated. by each., '                " ' ' ' "/                          ,_
    "       The following General Orders have beeri adop'ted by ,'the'
  . "Commission, unless, otherwise indicated; ,durin'g the. past year:
 "

 . \.'                         GENERAL ORDER     NO. 12.
                               ,                        .
     In the matter of a uniform'system of ,ace'ounts for electrical,
         corporations and municipalities. .              -,
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        .    ,"         ,','   GENERAL' ORDER    NO~   ,13: ,::. ::'.':. ".,.. ", .,..
     In .the matter of a uniform system of accounts' for gas :corpora':',
            tions and municipalities.                                    .~.
            102                  PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.


                                     GENERAL ORDER NO.   14.
                                                               "
           , In the matter of a' uniform system of accounts for water cor-
                 porations and municipalities. ,
,   ,                                GENERAL ORDER NO.   15.
             In the matter of a uniform system of accounts ;ror heating com-
                o panies' and municipalities.

                                     GENERAL ORDER NO.   16.
         . '" In: the matter of a uniform sy~tem of accounts for telep hone
                o .and telegraph corporations. (Pending.)

                                     GENERAL ORDER NO.   17.

     ...   . In the matter of special telephone report, Form No. 96.

                                     GENERAL ORDER NO.   18.
                        ,                                      .
            - Regulations prescribing the form and governing the construc-
                  tion and filing of freight tariffs and classification and pas-
                  senger fare schedules of railroad corporations, street rail-     0




                  road corporations and steamboat companies.            (Amend-'
                  ing General Order No'. 2.)

                                     GENERAL ORDER NO.   19.
             Regulations prescribing the form and governing the construc-
                 tion and filing of' freight tariffs and classification and pas-
                 senger fare 'schedules of railroad corporations, street rail-         0




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               , road corporations atld steamboat companies. (Cancelling
                 General Order No. 18 and amending General Order No.2.)

                            ,I   "   GENERAL ORDER NO.   20.
           - In the matter of adopting rules regulating gas, electric and
                 water s'ervice. ,(Pending.)

                                           LIBRARY.
             'Books have been 'added to the library of the Public Service
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         Commission from time to time a~ works of' merit treating of
, '" questions, connected with public service corporations have been
," . published. The field covered by these books is 'wide and varied .
     . ',Embraced within the subjects found therein are, among others,
  ... ~ treatises on legal questions involved in the regulation of. public
            SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR           1914.       I
                                                                            ,.103
  service corporations by public authorities and discussions of
'technical questions arising in connection with the management
 :?f: pub\ic service corporations. Magazines dealin'g with tech-
   nical questions relating to the management and efficient serv- ,                 ,
   ice by public service corporations are received by the Engi-
   neering, Rate, Accounting, Telephone, and -,Water, Gas and
   Electric Departments of the Commissiol)., as are also maga-
   zines treating of legal question's and devoted 1.0 the publica-
   tio'n of items concerning the , regulation of. publict ·utilities by
     .                                                     ·      .
   the courts and commissions of the 'various states.. These maga-
   zines contain many articles' 9f value, and, when of conven-
   ient size, are bound so as to be of ready reference in the future.
'·A special 'efTorl has been made by the, Commission;.to °k.eep in
    close touch with the commissions of the othez:o states whose
  'work is analogous to that of this Commission, and arrange-'                          :
    ments have been mace for the receipt of the, amiual reporls
    and the reports of decisions and orders of these commissions
    as soon as the same are published. Thus the Commission and
    its employees have for their use and information the latest
 , developments on questions pertaining to public service cor-
    porations-their regulation, management and service.
         The library, like the departments of the Commission, is
    at the service of the public, and many parties having matters
    before the Commissi'on, as well, as others, interested in subjects '
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    connected with public service corporations, have availed them-
  . selves of the opportunity to here investigate the, questions in
    which ,they are interested.                          '
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                       VALUATION WORK.·                    •
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      'During the year ending the Commission l?as made a 'num-
,ber of valuations of utility properties. The Ozark Power &
  Water 'Company, a new hydro-electric project· on White River
 in this. state, was valued by the Commission on complaint of a
  number ,of the mayors of cities Of Southwest Missouri who de-
  sir~d to know the fair pr~sent value of said' properties in order
  that'the rales Lo lhe various ciUes might be, checked to ascer-
 ta,in whether the power was sold at reasonable rates. As stated"
 elsewhere, the Commission has made a complete ,audit and
 valuation of the Bell telephone exchange in the city of St. Louis,'
  which consumed many months of work of'the Commission's
 engineers and accountants. This valuation was made in con-
  nection ·:withthe, proposed increase of telephone, rates in the
               .,
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         104                         PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
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         city of St. Louis, as explained elsewhere in this' report. The
, ~:. Commission has completed a valuation of the Missouri Southern
         Railroad; Kansas CitY.i'Clay County & St. Joseph Interurban.
          Railroad'; Cassville & Western Railroad., It, now has its Engi-
  '~. neering Department working on a valuation of the Mississippi
          River & Bonne. Terre Railroad,' and, immediately following
          t11at valuation the valuation of the:.cape',Gira~deau & Northern
          Railroad and ,Missouri & North ' .     Arkansas Railroad will be
          taken up ~ythe -Commission., It is estimated :that to make a
          complete valuation of all of the railroads of the state of Missouri
        - and their large terminal properti~s loc,ated at St. Louis, Kan- '
  " sas City,' St. Joseph and Springfield would require a large corps'
     , . of engineers and accountants for at least ftve' years', with an
       , ap'proximate cost· of a million dollars. As explained in its
. '. Fitst Annual Report, a member of this Commission has been
   ~, ' selected' as chairman of ~ group of state co'mmissions in the
 · ' Fourth' U.· S. Valuation District and, in co~operating in the
',,"_' valuatio'n of the railroads with the Interstate Commerce Commis-
   .                             '                   ,
 · ':, sion:, This, \vork of co-operation has continued and at this
 , .. ',time engineers of the Interstate Commerce'Commission and engi-
   , 'neers of ,this Commission are at work on the Mississippi River
                    ,         \
          & Bonne Terr~, Railroad. This ,Commission is advis~d by,
; ,"'engineers" of the Interstate Commerce Commission that the
           Chicago~ ,Rock',Island & "Pacific Railway will be the first large
      "railroad in this state which it will make a 'valua'tion of. The
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, : Commission feels that if the ,Legislature ·will furnish it an in-
'," 'creased appropriation to enable the Commission' to employ ad-
   , . ditional'engineers and, accountants and co-operate in this ,,,ork,
           this Commission can make by this plan of co':'operation' a com-'
        I' plete: valuation 0"£ all of the railroads of, this state within the
'.,' next five years and by so doing save to the 'state more than
 " , "half a million dollars by co-operating with the In~erstate,Com-
        ',merceiCpmmission and not have the work durilicate'd by either
        ',Commission., The ~ember of this Commission 'who is co-operat-
         ~ing with the fe'deral valuation is' in constant touch with the
           Interstate Commer,~e Commissi.on and its employees in this ,York, : '
           an'd the fullest and freest of co-operation has:' been extended
 , \ from: that Commission to this one. .Missouri, among all of the
 · ,-' surrounding states, has perhaps more large valuable terminal
,. 'properties than any other state with the possible exception
         <'of IlFnois, and the work, of this state will be he,avy and wiIl"
           require- the very best. skill not only of engineers and, account-
                    ,                                                     I.   •
                       SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FORYEAR                1914. ':, '. "1~105
                      .                                                             ,
           ants but of real estate' experts as to, the .values or' these' s~veral.'
 ,terminal properties located in the larger cities.,,' This.,'Com-:' .
   nilssion' feels that' the valuation of the railroads"      Mis~ouri ',"of,
 ,IS of: the 'greatest importance' not' 'only to ~he, r~te-paying'
. public' but to the carriers ,themselves... AJI values o~; pub,lic
   utilities when made by the Commission will be of great ,use to, "
  ,'the State Board of Equalization and the ~arious county assessors" I'
    in ascertaining the valuation of such, utilities on, a', fair and'·
    equitable basis with other properties for tax~tion purposes.' .
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    . ' ... DEMEANOR OF PUBLIC UTILITY EMPLOYEES~,.'\ "
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     .  . . But few complaints have been' made to' the' Commi.ssion '
     during the year j ustending as to. any unfair' trea t~ent of the,'
     public 'by agents of the various public utilities operating in
" this state. Hnilroad ,agents, conductors and auditors, street'
  . car conductors, superintendents and managers of gas" electric,'
     heaqng, water, telephone and telegraph companies are fast
   . learning that they are not only the loc::il representatives of such
    'public utilities but the agents of the publica~ well., _In· fo'rmer,
     year; siIch agents seemed to grow into the belief ,that, they,: '
     must not only defend the company they represented against. all at-'
     tacks from the public, but also by a sort of blind allegiance:"
      ehampionthe cause c;>f such co'mpany: right or wrong: 'Many\ ','~
   , agents forgot that their t'rue duties and functions .were :to im- :
 "partially administer their omces without forgetti'ng l"that' they,
   , represented the company and that the whole Of the amicable"
':. relations between the public and such company'v!as\ in'. their" .
    , hands.': The Commission has endeavored in every. way ,possible; .
   . to impr'ove the conditions among the employees of 'such public:·,
   , utilities by letting it be known that" adequate service' as ,con-~
    "side:red by the Commission 'does always conte~plate reasonably
      courteous, treatment to the public by such agents. , It is well '
      known that- s~ch employees can make for the co~paiJ.y they':.
      represent one of its most valuabie assets by fair ,and courteous
      treatment-'the good will of the public. ' In some hearings held',
      by the Commission. ciliiens of the local communit.y have been
      more than anxious to testify in behalf of the courteous and.
      accommodating disposition and kind treatment of the l,ocal
      agent of the ,railroad company or the superintendent or man~ .
     'age~ of such, other local utility towards the public. The Com- :.
  , mission' hopes to see conditions even improve alongJair and just"
             this
    ,lines ... coming year 'greater than in the p'ast.       ." ,
  106                PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.



                            CO-OPERATION.
               As 'ex'plained 'in its First' Annual' Report, the Commission
        9:dopted the policy of co-operating with the ·mayors and county
    , officials, of the various cities and counties of ~he state in all
        local matters pertaining to grade separation and o~her phases
        of public service' regulation in any way local, to ~ the commu-
     ,nity. The Commission has universally followed, the rule that
     .' where a . public utility filed with the Commission a proposed
        increased rate that notice would be sent to the mayor and city
        clerk of the city where such utility is located advising them
         of. such proposed change. In a number of instances, on request,
         experts' from the Commission have visited· mayors and city
         couricils and rendered services in con'nection with both pri-
       ,vatefy and municipally owned utilities in bringing about ad-
,,~ .• justments of complaints and better rules and regulations with
         reference to the service of same. We have found that in this
   , ,way splendid results have been obtainetl both' to the util'ities
        'and the public. In the cities of St., Louis and St. Joseph the
        'mayors have taken the lead 'by filing complaints for the sepa-
         rat,ion ,of grade crossings. In counties, the county courts quite
         frequently file complaints for grade separat.ions. The Com-,
   ':- mission has received much assistance from the State Highway
         Commissioner with reference to the .elimination of grade cross-
:' ings throughout the state. Much valuable assistance and in-
';, formation has been furnished to the' Commission by the State
      , Board of Health and its expert bacteriologist in t~sting and
        ,investigating the purities of the drinking ,waters of the state.
    , The State University has established a School of Commerce
 .:' in the University for the special training of, experts along the'
   " Commission's line of 'work~ Washington University has also es-
         tablished a course in economics and political science, and is giv-
.' ling special training along public service regulation lines ..
    .          The open, frank attitude of the' various railroad corpora.::.'
 -. tions and public utilities under the jurisdi~tio'n of the Commis-
  : ,sian has continued during the year 1914 in the same spirit of
 , 'fairness that the Commission has endeavored to deal with
:,' them, during said year. While a number of: orders of the Com-
" 'mission a're b'eing reviewed, these' are usually in cases where
 , . the questions are close and in many instances for the purpose
         of securing a construction of the statute 'under which the o,rder
         is entered.' The Commission feels' that the attitude of fair
             SECOND ANNUAL REPORT, FOR YEAR                  1914. '                                         107
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   and just co-operation between the public on one side and the
   public utilities on the other has brought about better c~mdi­
   tions, throughout the state. In this connection it is not to be
   overlooked that during the existence' of the state for' almost'
, a hundred years public service regulation as to various utilities
   had b~en unheard of until the ,passage of the /Public Service'
   Commission Law under which this Commission was created.:,
        'The Commission finds that when utilities or municipali-
   ties contemplate the building ofne'N,' pla:nts the Commission.                                                      'I
   \s able to furnish them much information, now with reference
   to reasonable and just rates. The offices' of the Commission
    are always open to the public, and where 'the Commission cun
    render a service by furnishing'information, either direct or on
    a comparative basis, through any of its expert employees it
 . 'most willi-ugly does so.

                       FEES COLLECTED.                          .,                       ,   1       ~   •



       During the twenty and one-half months ending with Decerri· .
  ber 31, 1914, the Commission has collected' fees' ,aggregating
, $95,659.15. which has been paid into the State Treasury. In
  addition to these' fees, the Commission had its Counsel pre-
  pare motions in the. rate cases and. collected the aggregate sum'
  of $28,421.93,- as explained elsewhere in this report, and "which
  has also been, paid into the State Treasury. 'J~
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          The Commission begs leave to suggest the' followirig' 'rec-
   'ommenda'tions with reference to the Public Service' Commis-
   sion Law and the r,ailroad statutes of this state,'as .follows:
         .1. The Commission has prepared and. will present to the
  'Legislature a number of amendments to the Public ,SerVice
    Commission Law which go to clarify amd make more defmite
    certain provisions thereof.
      .' 2. The Commission is recommending· that .'said Public
    S·ervice Commission Law be amended by adding thereto what
   is known as the "indeterminate permit law,", similar to the one
, now in force in the state,of Wisconsin, relating to gas corpora-
   tions, electrical corporations, water corporations and heating
 :companies.                                                "-
         '3. The Commission, as pointed ·out in. its' First ·Annual
   Report, has found, it necessary to prepare and recommend a
                         108                                                                                        PUBLIC SEIlVICE COMMISSION.


    complet,e 'r~vision of' the railroad laws of this' state. Such an
    act has been prepared and will be presented_ to, the Legislature.
         4. The Commission further recommends the submission, ,
-. of a' constitutional' amendment providing that all-appeals from
 , orders and decisi~ns of the Public Service Coinmission, shall
 . : go di~ed to the Supr~~e Court, and providing, the ,procedure,
     of such appeals .in such court. Such a constitutional ,amend:"
  - 'ment has, been prepared and will ·be submitted ,to, th~ Legis-
  ,'lature for its consideration.                   ' '"
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  ,',:': : The ',Commission desire's to express in this, report its sin-
   " cere regrets' in the loss of the. valuable- services of Han. Wm. "
. F .. 'Voerner. who resigned' as a ,member of, this Commission
, ':: in the early part of Novemb.er to resume the' pra.ctlce. of law
    . in the city of St. Louis.
                                                      All of which is respectfully. submitted..
                                                                             JOHN, M. ATKINSON
                                                                              EDWIN J. BEAN,'
                                                                             JOHN KENNISI-I
                                                                             HOWARD B: SHAW
                                                                              FRANK A. WIGHTMAN
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                                                :Name:                                    Subject.                                        DIsposal.

Jan.    1.     . Blackmer-Post Pipe Co., et. al.;                     Change 01 clnssln~atlon llnd marking orl MUdlfl~atlon or Rule 7 ordered, cf1ccLlve
                     -        ~                        . .               L. O. L. shipments 01 sower plpo, etc. I  April 20, H1l4.
                     lI~lssourl   Pacifie Ry..Co.,. et. al.
Jan. 10....... Tho Retall Coal & Feed Dealers Ass'n. of St.t Coal rates, RIchmond to St. Joseph.                       Defendant required to ahs~rb switching from
                   Joseph, Mo.                                                                                             connecting llnes on coal originating at
                       v.               ,.                                                                                 RIchmond, destlnod to St. Joseph for
               The A. T. & S. F. Ry. Co., et. a1.                                                                          res-ular industrial track. open team tr=k
                                                                                                                           or connecting llna, with nunhnum freight    '"0
                                                                                                                           cbarge of $}O.OO per car.
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Jan. 13.....".       Frank L. TalLot, ct. at.,                        MidnIght passcn$cr traIn son'ka between St. Dismissed at request of complainant.                 tJ:l
                            v.
                     Mo. Pac. Ry. Co., ct. al.
                                                                         Louis and hans!l.S City.                                                                      t:
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Jan. 20        . Tho Commercial Club of UnIon, Mo"                    Passcn~er Irnln servlee hetwc<'tl St. !,()1l1~ nIHil Dismissed without prejudice.                (/}
                              v.                                          Delle.                                                                                       t:1
                     C. R. J. & P. Ry. Co.                                                                                                                             ~
Jan. 23...           Wm. J. Fette, ct. aI.,                           Crossing 01 1 racks with public road nearl DIsmIssed.                                            <:
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                               v..                                        Alml\,1\lo.                                                                                  n
                     C .•'< A. H. R. Co.                                                                                                                               t:1
Jan, 31.•.... , I WIlliam Murpby
                              v.
                                                                      50th Street CrossIng, Knnsas City.              I PendIng.                                       n
                     :l\flssourl Pacillc and Frisco RRs.
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Jan. 31.. .•... 1 Cha- A. Pfeiffer,       .                           Ellmlnat.lon of s-radll crossings In St. Joseph. I Consolidated with Case No. 302:               E::
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                     Mayor of St. Joseph, ct. al. •.                                                                                                                   til
                              v.
                     C. R. 1. & P. Ry Co., et. al.                                                                                                                     ....
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Feb.    3        1 Henry W. Klel, Mayor of St. Louis,
                               v.                      .
                                                                      Ellmlnatlon 01 grade crossings at h'ory Ave.1 Consolidated with Case No. 223.                    Z
                                                                          and Tesson St., St. LouIs.
                     1110. Pae. Ry., St. L. J. M. & S. Ry. and City
                           or St. Louts.
Feb.    7        1   Stephen Yancy, Jr., ct. aI.,                     Train service at ArmstronS-, 1\10.               Dismissed wit·hout prejudice.
                              v."                        .
                     C. & A. R. R. Co.
Feb.   2i        1 Froo Gehle                                         Constructlon of hrjd~a over Iroe reo Road.1 Complaint satIsfied and case closed.
                              v.                   .                     St. Louis County.
                     Wabash R. R. Co., ct. al.
Feb. 24... " .. 1 ;'1llcn Curry, et. aI.,                             Depot at PCI'r~'\'ille Junct,lon.                Depot buihlfng furnished and case dismissed.
                            v.           .
                  Frisco R. R. Co. and C. G. N. Ry.
      Date. 1914.                              ·Kame.-                            ~
                                                                                                  Subject.                                                     Disposal.

 Feb. 24 .••.•.. 1 ',"illiam' McKee                                        To establish dopots ",bere public road crosses Defendant required to estab]jsh station and
                                      v.                                       tracks on E:<cclsJor SIJrlngs 13rnnch.         stop cars at In terscction or pu bile road
                          K C. O. C. & St. J'. Ry. Co.                                                                        and defendant's tracks in west }2, sec.
                                                                                                                              ~5, twp. 52, R. 30.

 Feb. 25               f PUblic Service CommissIon                         Grade c.rossing or Q. O. &. Ie o. R. n, overl Complaint satisfied and case closed.                             \/l
                                  v.                                           puhlle r"ad at count)· lllle hctwe"n             .                                                         tIl
                         Q. o. &. K. C. R. R. Co.                              Davle5S and Harrison Couutles, near                                                                        (1
                                                                               Cofroy.                      . .                                                                           o
                                                                           Elimlnat.lon ~f !,:rado crosslng' at Patec      a~dl    PendIng.
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 Mar. 9               1 ClIas. A. Pfeiffer. Ma)'or of St. Joseph.                                                                                                                         t:l
                                      ".
                          C. G. W. R. R., C. B. &. Q. R. R. and City ofl
                              St. J' oseph.
                                                                               Mitebell Ayos.. St. Joseph.
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 Mar. 9               1   Chas. A. Pfeiffer, l\fayor of St. J'osepb.       Elimination of F;rado cro%lng nt, Mouterc.'"1 Pending.                                                         Z
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                               n.
                                      v.        .          .                   St., St. Joseph.                                                                                           c::
                          C.        &. Q. R. R. Co., et. a!.                                                                                                                              >-
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 Mar. 9              . Chas. A. Pfeiffer, Mayor of St. J'osepb,            EllmlnnUon of F;rado crossing at Elo,cutll! Peuding.
                             , v.                                              St., i?t. J (,seph.                                                                                        ~
                       C. R, r. &. P. Ry. Co., ct. a!.                                                                                                                                    ttl
                                                                           EliminatIon of ;::rndo cro"tub :It 011\'0 St. onl Pending.                                                     'tl
 Mar. 9....... Chas. A. PfcllTer, Mayor of St. Joseph.                                                                                                                                    o
                       v.         .                                            Sixth f·\(.• St. J ascllh.
                          C. R. I. & P. Ry. Co., et. al.           .                                                                                                                      :Xl
                                                                                                                                                                                         ~>-3
 Mar. 9               1 Chas. A. Pfeiffer, lIfayor of St. Joseph,          ElimInation of l':'rado cro.-lll!':s on Rlxt,h  St..1
                                                                                                                               Pending.
                                      v.                                       het,wl~en l'l11tlU D"lhlt :lIld l\I"n1"rey St.,       .                                                    ':1
                          I1II",ouri Pacific Ry. Co., et. al.                  St. Ju",'ph.                                                                                               o
 Mar. 1l              1Ohas.        A. Pfeiffer, Mayor of St. J'oseph,     J;;lImlnn(lon    ~f                                .I
                                                                                                 F;rado crossillf:s,'n 81,1h St. Pending.
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                                      v.
                          St. J'osepb Ry. L. H. &. P. Co., et. a1.
                                                                                b~t'\\'il~t~n L.afa,y~tt.c
                                                                                Joseph.
                                                                                                          nnd ~I,.~n("c..' \ St,s.t St.
                                                                                                                                                                                          -<
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 Mar. 12.. '.' ... 1 Eycrha!t.IIudnall Grocer Co., et. aI.,                Unsnllsract...rr T"frlgcralor car sC""!<'e, ctc.. 1 Complaint s~tisflcd and case dismIssed.                    >-
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                                      v.                                       at l'u110n.
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                          C. &. A. R. R. Co.                                                                                                                                              ......
·l\f~.     12.: ... , .1111. J'. ITays, et. aI.,                           To           slto and build Ill" .. sl'allon' al) 'D'lsml;~1id'wjt~ou~pr~jt;diCe.
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                                      v. '                                      Lam·asl-cr.                                   ,    -, '- . .-
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;::                       C. B . .te, Q. R. R. Co.                                                                                                 ; , ...
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                                                                           To compel defendant' to -I'('l'rlir "rhlges 'oyer Dismissed-Appealed to Cole County Cir-
                                                                       ,   . trucks 111 ~lncon. and 1,<.,<'1' srlmo lu ropal~_ - cuit Court. wbere It Is pending. .
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\far.-23.· ... '. , I County of JacksOn'                                   l~lImlnaUon'oistado crossing -nt- nlll~ .A.yenue.!·Ordercd that crossing            at Blue Avenue be        ;d'~
                       .         v'                                                                                                       separated by raIsing grade of said Avenue     .......
                      C. &. A. R. R~ CO. ~t          a1.                                                                                  and carr)'lng same o\,('r said ralh~ay upon     ......
                                                                                                                                          concrete Yiaduct, etc.
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     Date, H1l4.                                                     Name     4 · - : ,. . . . .
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               Disposal.
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                                 .Wm. McKeo et, at. . " .' .                                                                Corlstructlon of hlghwi\y acrosS said rall- at Grantod and ordor Issued llccordlngly.
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    Mar. 26.-.•...
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                        .        K. C. O.       ?Y. ~• S~. , . ' Co. e,t'61.,'
                                                           J., Ry.
                                                                          -                                                  _ way grade, ncar Excelsior Springs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ,..: ~~:,       '.~'::.
       7    ,
                                                                                                                              Unreasonable rato on slrueturn1 steel, St'j Complaint saMsflcd. by Authority ·No. 135
    Mar.30:::·•.. ChristopllCr &, Simpson Arehltectura1 Iron                                                           &,
                                                                                                                                 Louis to JclTerson City, 01-0.              and case dismissed.
                    • Foundry Co.,' .                                                                                                                                                                                                .'
                                       .
                                 Mo. Pacific Ry. ,Co.'
                                                        Y.:              .'
                                                                                                                              Appllcal-lon for crossing nellr SUllny
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                                                                                                                                                                          Siopel Settled by ngreemen't and caso closed.
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. Apr.          2           . Frank D. Sllcctz
                                  •                     v.                                                                       Station.              ..                                                                                 c::
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                          K. O. C. 0, &. St. J. Hy. Co.
    'Apr.       8 ..... · W. S. Ynnncvent.er et 61.
                                                                                                                              Kew depot at' Conception J\lll~tlon.              Depot provided lIud case closed.                          !:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (')
                                    v.
                          C. G. W. R. R. Co. et al.                                                                                                                                                                                       r.n
                                                                                                                              R,~-roul,lng of cars, unsatisfactory e(julpment.l Pending.                                                  r:1
    Apr.        9 .. ",.     I West     End J3us;n('ss Men's Ass'n.
                                                                                                                                      etC.             .                                                                                  ::::l
                                            v.
                                 Unlj.('d Rallways Co, ct s1. :'                                                                                                                                                                          <
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ....
                                                                                                                              UnsaUsfactory ser"lee, etC.                       Pending.                                                  ('l
    Apr~ ]6                  1   To,,:cr Gro~.e. Heights Impr~\'cment Ass'n.                                                                                                                                                              r:1
                                 Un!tcd RniJ"a~'s Co..
                                                                                                                              Unsatlsfact~ry crossing conditions.               Adjusted, Rnd caso dlsm[ssed wIthout preju-               n
    Apr. 21. ',' : .. 1 Tillage of LeetOn' ,                                                                                                                                       dIce•.                                                 o
                                    v...       ~          -'"                                          ~   ....                                                                                                                           ~
                        C. R. I. &. P. and M. K. &. T. Rys,                                                                                                                                                                               s::
                            . John H. Holschen, doing buslncss as Danner! Use of sp~r track at E'~cUd A "C., St. LouIs.
                                                                                                                                                                                Dismissed without prcjudlce.
    Apr. 24                                                                                                                                                                                                                               til
                                 Ooal Co.                                         . ' ,                                                                                                                                                   til
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                                 Wab'ash        R~R.               Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          o
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                                                                                                                              Suspending Item sno-A of Sup, 2 to P. S. C. Order "acallng suspenslo~ 'Issued June 24,
    Apr. 27                  1 rubllc Service '.commission                                                                                                                      ]914.
                                 'V.
                                        .     v.
                                       II. Hosmer.
                                                                                                                                    Mo. No. 16 for 120 dlL~'s from April 29,
                                                                                                                              , " I 1914-rates on baskcts, C. L.
                                                                                                                                                                                               ,                      .
    Apr. 28                  1 John L. Zeidler                                                                                ?1~sslll<;atlon of conc~eto pipe.'             Complaint satisfied l'nd case dismissed.
                                         v.
                                 A. T.     &,   S. F. Ry. et al.
                                                                                                                              Classification of concreto pipe.                  Complaint satisfied and caso·dismissed.
    Apr.        28', ..... [ St. Juseph Reinforced Concrete Co.
                                        v.          '
                             A. T. &. S. F. ny. Co. et aI.
                                                                                                                              Tral n service at Pa ris..                        Set,tled by agreement and complaint dis-
    Apr. 29 .... ': .l.raris Commercial Club.                                                                                                                                       missed.
                                 M. K. &. T:'ny: 00.
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        Date. H1l4.


                                      v.
                                                              Nanle.

                  L ...•. 1S. A. Young, l\1a)'or of Plattsburg,'                                         Protection of Main St. crossing
                                                                                                             matlc alarm bell.
                                                                                                                                     Subjec't,
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                                                                                                                                                         with auto-I Alarm bell provIded and case closed.
                                                                                                                                                                                       ~   •+   •
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Disposal. .
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ,        ..   .
                           A. T. &: S. F. Ry. Co.
1                                                                                                                                                                           l
   I\f ay      7.: ... '.1 G crnldinll C. Winn                                                           For permission to moye st.allan at "'Inne·l Removal of station ordered as prayed.
                                                   v.                                                       tonka, to reduce fare.
                                   K. C. 0. C. & St. J. Ry.                                                                                                                                                                    VJ
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       May    8 .. ·., .. 1 Civic IIl1l"ovement Association of Rarrison-I Union Depot at Harrisonville.                                                               P~nding.                                                 n
                                       "HIe                                                                                                                                                                                    o
                                            v.                                                                                                                                                                                 Z
                                  Missouri Pacific R)'. Co, et a1.                                                                                                                                                             t:l
 . May        8.,.,.         ,I   Edward ViigglesworLh et aI,                                           Spur track to fceding            )·Hd.                        Construction and operation of spur ordered.            .>
                                            v.
                                  K. C. S. Ry. Co, et al.                                                                                                                                                                      z
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               z
      May 11                  1   1\ol\h    w.    Simpson ct, al.                                       SLalion at LaBelle.                                           Adjusted and case dismissed.                            c::
                                                  v.                                                                                                                                                                          >.
                                  Q.   o.   &,   K. O. R. R. Co.                                                                                                                                                              t""
      l\fay 19                1 J. M. Dl\ulCro'n 'et al.                                                Train service at            ~enaLh.                           Pending.                                                ;:0
                                                  v.                                                                                                                                                                          [ll
                                  St. L. &: S. F. R. R. CO.                                                                                                                                                                   'tI
      May 25                 1'fhoJobberS &:            M~nUfacturors Ass'~ of Spring~1 New depot at Springfield.                                                     Pending.         "                                      o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              :ll
                                      fiold                                                                                                                                                                                  ~>-i
                                             v.
                                  St. L. & S. F. R. R. Co.                                                                                                                                                                    'Ij
      Ma)' 30 .. : ... ,11Ifonarch Vinegar Works                                                        Rate on wIndfall and cull apples to Kans."'-sl Reduction of rates ordered and tariffs lUed.                           o
                                    v.                                                                        OO~                                                                                                      •      :ll
                         AT. /.: S. F. Ry. Co. et a1.
      June 11, . , , .. 1 G nlll\tln Commercial Club                                                    Passenger train sen-lce at Gn\laUn.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ><:
                                                                                                                                                                     Complaint. dismlssed on stlpnlatlon tiled.              t:1
                                           . v.'
                                  O. R. 1. & P. Ry. Co"                                                                                                                                                                      >
                                                                                                    1 .                      .
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      June 29: •.... Pllbllc Sen'lce Commlsslon
                         . ".     v         . '.
                                                                                                        ContInuous mileage..              '                          PendIng.                                                .....
                                                              Co.                                                                                                     .:- .~,.:.~ \.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             c.o
 ..   ;Tuly   2 ..
                     .',:. T. k S. ]<~. Ry.    et aI.
                                                         II     l'

                                  nrotbcrhood of Locomotlvc· Firemen
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                                                                                         &;   En-
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                                                                                                        EQ.ul;~ent ~/s~'it~h cn~in('S wlt-h              lldlilt!ollnl PendIng.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • '.' • i .                      .....
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                                     ginelnc:: .. :. - ...' f .. ~ ~ .'~ • o• • : •                          lJghts. . . " ' \ ' • .'
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  July 11 ...... Roscoe L. Terry
                                  St. L. k S. F. R .. R. Co. et at                                                  : ~ ~ - ~ .
                                                                                                        Passe~~er traio 'se~"lce lit          l\Iddor.               Train No. 43 ordered to stop on flag t~..        ro--
. :           I    •                              v,'                                                                                                                   ccl"c and dIscharge passengers..    ,
                                  C. D.   &; Q.   R. R. Co•                                                                                                                                                                  l~
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 Date, 1'914.                                Name.                                  Subject.'
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July 15 ....... Wellington &, Napoleon Special nO~d DIstrIct. Change of grade crossIng In Larl\~·rtt() CeUll-1 Defendant changed grade as agreed ullon and
                      v.                    .                    ty, near Alma.                                   case clos e4·
                Missouri Paclilc Ry. Co:.             1'.
                                                                                                               Pending.
July 16 ....... D. J. Buckley, Ta~'lor &. Bla~k, Interveners, Overhead crossIng at St. Catl'llrl'nos.
                             v.                              '
                     C. B.   &,   Q. R. R. CO.
July 22 .....   '.1 C. E. v. Ma~'or of Klrksvllle, et al.
                          Still.
                                        '
                                                                 CrossIng protection In Klrlisl'lllIo.             Dbm1ssed at request 'of compLtfnants.

                     Wabash R. R. Co.                                                                                                                         'l:l
July 22          1c. g. Still, :Mllyor of Kirks\·!lIo. et a!.    Crossing protectIon at Elrlis\·Jlle.              l'endlng.                                  c:
                             v.                .                                                                                                              til
                     Q. O. &. J{. C. R. R. CO.                                                                                                                t:
                                                                                                                   DIsmIssed at request of complainant.       n
July 22          1 c. E. StiU, Mayor of K[rks\'ll!e, et al.      Elimination of grnde crossings in Kir]iSI·l!Ie.
                         v.                                                                                                                                   UJ
                   Wabash.R. R. Co. et al.                                                                                                                    t"'1
                                                                 'relcphono In depot at 1\lonroo City.             Adjusled and ellse dIsmIssed.              :::l
July 22          J Farmers & 1\1crclHmts Telephone Co.                                                                                                        <:
                                                                                                                                                              ......
                           v.                     '
                     C. B. &. Q. R. R. Co. et aI.                                                                                                             n
                                                                                                                   DismIssed on' request of complainant.      t"'1
July 25          1 P. E. Genoway                                 TraIn sen·jce on Belmont Dranch.
                             v.                                                                                                                               n
                     St. L. I. M. &. S. Ry.                                                                                                                   o
                                                                 Transfers to Vl11a Heights                        Pending.
                . City of Joplin
Aug.   6
                             v.          ,                                                                                                                    a:
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                     S. W. Missouri ~. R. Co.        I                                                                                                        Ul

Aug. 12 . . . . . . E. L. Cordes
                           v.             .
                                                                 Depot conditIons at West Alton.                   Improvements made as agreed on, and case
                                                                                                                      dismissed.
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                     C. B. & Q. R. R. Co.                                                                                                                     ~
                                                                 Unsatisfactory street car sen-Icc. etc.           Pending.
Aug. 18. ': ; .. City of Ilaunlbal
                       v.
                 Ilannibal Ry. & Electric CO.
                                                                 For new station near Parkyllle,                   Dismissed without prejudice.
Aug. 20          1   Frank Abbey et a1.
                             v.
                     K. C. C: O. & St. S. Ry. Co.
Aug. 25          1 The City of Chj]]icothe                       Construction of new steel brilh-:cs Ol'er trachsl rending.
                             v.                          '          in Chillicothe.
                     C. M. & St. P. Ry. Co. ct al.
                                                                 Protection of crossings in Linn County.           r~ndlng.
Aug. 27          1   Public Service Commission
                           v.
                     q. B. &. Q. R. R. Co.
   Date. 1914.                                   Name.                                                                  SUbject.                                     Disposal.

  Sept. 15. : : ... 1City of 1Iioberly                                                       For Improvement of subwll:r on Rolllns St.              Pending.
                           v.       '.
                     M. K. & T. and Wabash RRs
  Sept. 17 ....            Jas. F. Rothwell                                                  Spur track at Vigus station.                            Pending.
                                     v.                                                                                                                                             C/)
                           C. R. I. &: P. Ry.                                                                                                                                       t:l
                                                                                                                                                                                    (')
  Sept. 17....... !raul M. Oulver                                                            Failure to operate certain trackago In ('lInl,ml Pending.                              o
                                 v.
                           Q. O. & K. O.
  Sept. 1,8 ..•... Pioneer Cooperage Co.
                                             R. R. Co.
                                                                                                 Oountr.

                                                                                             Fallure to apply lumber raH-s 10 8Ia\'es. head-! Pl'uding.
                                                                                                                                                                                   a
                                 . v.            .
                           lifo. Pac, Ry. Co. et &1.
                                                                                                 lngs, etc.                                                                        >-
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  Sept. 24            .    R. H. Kramer et a!.                                               For extension of st.reet railwn)' S"rdl~l1 In    st.1   Adjusted by agreement.
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                                     v.                  .                                      Joseph.
                           St. Joseph Ry. L. H. & P. Co.                                                                                                                           >
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. Oct.        9 ... " ,. J. P. Evel'8                                                        Separation of grad" lit FrIsco tracks andl P~ndlng.
                                  v.          .                                                 Berry: Road crossing.                       '                                       ::0
                           St. L. & S. F. R. R. Co.                                                                                                                                 C'l
                                                                                                                                                                                    '1:f
  Oct. 12                 I O.   W. Carter                                                   For better shIpping facilitIes at P<'irt.UUIl.....'.j P<,ndin!l'.                      o
                                 ,   v.                                                         moval of agent, etc.                                                                ::::t
                           Mo. Pac. Ry. Co.                                                                                                                                        ~
  Oct. 10                 1 Merchants Exchange. St. Louis.                                   Joint rates on grain and grain l'rodncts.               Pending.                       "'l
                                v.
                           O. M. & St. P. Ry. et 0.1.
                                                                  "                                                                                                                 o
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  Nov.                     The Clay County Telephone Co.                                     Telephone In station at Llborlr. !>[o.                  Pending.
              4 .•...•
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                           C. M. & St. P. Ry. Co.                                                   "                                                                               t'l
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 ·Nov. 17. :.:... S. A. Cln.rk                                                               Train servIce on South nrauch              hdwe('lll Pcuding.                          ::::t
                  ,      v.                                                                     Oedar City and ),[o:<lco.
                    O. & A. R. R. 00.                                                                                                                                               .......
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  Nov. 18             . Jno. B. Woods et al.-                                                For better traIn sen'lcG between l'bU,.bur/o!! P<'l11illlg.
         ..                   v•
                        Q. O. & K. C. R. R.                      ..   ,           '-
                                                                                                and Kansas City.
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  Nov. 28             ,           Caseb~lt '
                           c.' H. v.,                ,                              .;,>.-
                                                                                             U~s.atlsfact,?ry traIn ~en·lce. ete. .                  Pending•.
                                             -               ,
                           Sligo & Eastern R. R. 00. ct lit               .......               r                                  ,
  Dec. 10.: .... W. D. Bl'rd ot a1.·'···· • "
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                         v.'               .
                 St. I,. & S. F. R. R. Co. ct Ill.
                                                                                             Train service at CnrutheI>Ytllo.                        .r('l1dlng.        .~       ........
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Dec, 12 ..... , t Johnson Cou~ty
                       v.                           -
                                                                                  Grade crossIng,
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                    Mo. rac. Ry.
Dec. 15 .. ,· ... j TIm Coolo)' lit al.                                           TraIn sen'Jee.                                 I Pcndlpg.
                       v.
                    Bevier & Sou. R. R. Co.
Dec. ]5 .. :.' .. 1Polar Waye J. & F. 0"0:                                        DiscrimInation and o\'crclHu·lles.            'I'~cndlng:
         ,            v,
                   TermInal R. R. Ass'rt et al.                                                                                               .                "U
Dec. 21, ,          County of Jackson                                             'A)Jolltlon of ~rndo crossing at Blue Ave,.1 Pending.
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                         v.                                                            Kansas CIty.
                    IIIo. Pac, Ry.                                                                                                                             t::
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  Date, 1914,                              Name.:                                     Subject.                                       Disposal.

Jan. 13 ..... , !.James II. Forbes Tea &. Coffee Co. et at          Rato on gas for coffoe ovens, etc.             Compllllnt satisfied nnd case dismissed. _
                            v.         .
                      Laclede Gas Light Co.                                                                                                       .,
Jan. 19 ...' ... 1 The City or CoJllmbl1l                           For change Of rates on gllll.                  Pondlng.
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                      Columbia Gas W·orks.
.Tan.' 21            1 W,'V. K. Spencer, Mayor, et a1.              To reqlllie defendant at Wobb City to (l) Defendant required to observe certain or-              "'0
                       .    v.                                         make Jmprovements; (2) provont change          dinances providing (or extension or mnins,     d
                      Missouri Public Utillties Co.                    In rates; (3) chnngo.;.,resont s~'stom or cOl- etc.. September 3. 19B-Appealed to              t::l
                                                                       lections; (4) ext,ena wntor mnlns; (05)        In.sper Circuit Court, .where it is pending.
                                                                       adopt reasonable rules llnd treat all con-                                                     t:
                                                                       sumers "like.                                                                                 n
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Jan. 28 . . . . . . 1 Residents orPine Lawn et a!.                  Readjustment or' water rates In St. Loi'l"j Pending.
                            v.                                         County, etc.                                                                                  r:1
                      Wcst St. Louis W. &. L. Co.                                                                                                                    ::0
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.Tan. 29 •. '.' .• 1 Enterprise Telephone Co.                       For restoration or telephono ~l)rvlce between/ Complaint satisfied and case dismissed.           n
                            v.                                          Boonville Exchange, Pilot Grovo and                            .                             r:1
                      Boom'ilIa Tolephone Co. et a!.                   other points.
.Tan. 29 ••.... 1 Enterprise Telephone Co.                          For direct ph)'sleal connectIon betweon ex-[ Dismissed without prejudice.                        l.l
                            v.                                         changes of complainant and defendnnt Ilt                                                      o
                      Southwestern T. &. T. Co.                        Boonville.                                                                                    E::
Jan. 30 .•.•.. 1 Missouri Valley Realty Co.                         To restrain defe~dants rro~ Interfering ~Jt.hl Case dismissed. Review In Circuit Court,          E::
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                            v.                                         surface of )Vashlngton Avo.. betweon 4th       St. Louis; now pendlng,     .                  til
                      Curtes Station L. H. &. P. Co. et a1. Union      and 8th Sts., In St. Louis, etc.                      .                                       til
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                         'leetrlc L. &. P. Co.; Intervener.                                                                                                          o
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Feb.   9: ••..• Illume Telephone Co.                                Removal of telephono line at llullle.          Defcndan t requ1red to cease operating tele-      Z
                            v.                                                                                        phone oxcbange pending applleatlon for
                      E. L. Liggett;                                                                                  and Issuance of certificate of necessity and
 .-                                             '.                                                                    convenience.                ..
Feb.   9 ••..•. 1 T. S. Wilson                                      For restoration of telephono sorvlee to com-I Satisfied and complaint dismissed.
                            v.                                         pla.lnant at Rume.     . ,
                      Hume Telephone Co.
Feb. 18 •••..• 1W. B. Martin, Ma~'or or Nevada. et a1.              Rates on water and electricity.                Complaint satisfied and case dismissed.
                      v.
                Fort Scott &. :Kc\'ada L. H. W. & P. Co.
Feb. 19 •••••. 1 C. W. Thomas, ~rayor or Jellcrson City,            Adjustment of rates.                           Ponding.
                       Y.
                 Jefferson City L. H. & P. Co.
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   D~te. 1914.

  Feb. 26           ( John 'V. Holtman at al.
                                                  . :Kame.                                         Subject..

                                                                           For adjustment of gas rates In St. Joseph,
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                              v.
                        St. Joseph Gas Co.
  Mar~     11 .. : ... 1~di'na Commercial Club                             Change In telephone rat.C$ lit R,lInB.                              Dismissed.
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  Mar. 20           ) F. L. Ludemann, ~fa~'or of Sedalia,                  Changes In guy wires, ole.                                          PendIng.                                               o
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                        Postal Telegrap!l-Qable Co.                                                                                                                                                   t:l
                                                                                                                                               Pending.
  Mar. 20           \ F. L." Ludemann. ),ra~'or of SedaUa,
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                                                                           Changes in guy wires, ote.
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                        ~Ilssouri &         Karuoas 'relephone Co.                                                                                                                                    Z
  1I.far. 20        1   F.   'Y.   LudPlnann, ~fa)'or of Sedalla,          Changes In gur wires, etc.                                          PendIng.                                               ~
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  Mar. 20           . F. L. Ludemann, :\laJor of Sedalia,
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                        ',estern UnIon Telegraph Co.                                                                                                                                                  "Cl
                                                                           Chllnges In gny ",Ires. etc. •                                      PendIng.                                               o
  Mar. 20           . F. L. Ludemann, :\fayor of Sedalla,                                                                                                                                             :l:l
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                        City Light &. Tracti.on Co..                                                                                                                                                 .:-'
                                                                           To restrain defend;lnt from eClllslructlng! Dismissed.                                                                     '1j
  Mar. 26           . The Sheldon ::\lutllal Telephone Co.                    telephone lln.e into Sheldl)n, Mo.                                                                                     o
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                      Farmers 2\lutual Telephone Ass·n. et 0.1.                                                                                                                                       :l:l
  Mar. 28           . T. L~ Plummer,
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                                                                           To rC'strain dcfondnnt from ol',>ratlng tele-I Dismissed.
                                                                               phone exchange at :K orwood.                                                                                           ><:
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                      Jesse D. :'1 allatt.                                                                                                                                                           ;:.-
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  Apr.      6       !pubHc Sen-lee CommIssion,                             ConstrnctJon of fUtral.lon Illant.                                                               ..,                      ,.....
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  Apr. 13 ....... T. L. ,Mauldin et al.,
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  Apr.              17 'f"' ....     Cit}, of Ferguson                                                                                  W'ater rates'lind sen-leo In St. Louts COllnt)·.1 rending.
                                     Wcst St.Vi.,ouls'W.                    .it L. CO:                 '.                                                                                                                                  ,.
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  Apr. 17 ... : ... Chas. T. S·trobllck. '                                                                                              Watcr ratcs and servIce•                                                           Cnlllplaint satlsfled a.~d easo dismissed.
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  Apr.              25.·... : .. Tho City of -\Vlllow Springs,                                                                          RerusiLl to extend water mains find sOTl'lcc tnl City hnys· water                                          plant    and   complaint
                                    i,                  v.                           .                                                       \Vlllow Springs.                            .Its missed.
                                    B. F. Boswell                  &.   Sons.. .                                    . '.                ~   ,   .            '.        '.' .                                                                                                  l-d
. . Apr.~ 27 .. .' .. '.. I·rhe' City 'of ClIruthcrs~l1l~ •
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  Apr. 28 ....
                                    Southwestern T. &.
                                    Derger Commercial Telephone Co:. : ' ..
                                                                            T. Co.'.             ,                   -, .
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                                                  .     v.                                                                                 and operating tclephone JInes In Linn.                                                                                             (I)
                                    John R. Holland..                                                                                                                                                     , .-                                                                t"l
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  May                8.             O. J,. Fulbright, l\flltJager Non'\'ood & ,,\'\·arTo restrnin defendant fronl constructing nnd n"rondant required to Ceaso discrimination
                                         Tel. Co.,                                       operal-ing telephone exchange lit 1'o"i·ool1. In furnishIng telephone sen'lee. and when
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                                    Norw6od Mutual T.elepllOlle Co. et al. .                                                            derendant may continue telephonc serv-                                                                                                t"l
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  :MILY 14                         1 Vcrs allies Telephone Co.,
                                               v..
                                                                                                                                        To require defendant to accept
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                                                                                                                                                                                                         tc1ePhon~1 COllll'lalnt satisfied        and   eas~ dIsmissed.
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                                     Farmers Telephone Co.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    E::
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 .May 19                           1J. M. Dameron et aI.,                                                                               To require defendant to lustnll new switCh-I Com pin lilt satisfied and case dls~issed:                                               Vl
                                                        v.                                                                                  board at Senath.                               .                           .                                                      Vl
                                    Southwestern T. &. T. Co.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 .....
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  May 25                           1The City of Joplin,
                                                        v.
                                                                                                                                        For reyision of water rates, c(,c., In Joplln.                                     PendIng.                                           ~
                                    Joplin Water Works Co.
  June 15 .. : ..            ;·.1 Larry Brunk, Ma}'or,
                                         v.
                                                                                                                                        For better water service at, ,\ urora, el·c.                                       COllll'laint satisfied and case dismissed.
                                    Lawrence County 'V. L. &. C. S. Co.
  June 17                          1 ChllS. B. Butler.                                                                                  'fclcphonc rates and son'lco at Doniphan.                                          I)l'f"lulnnt ordered to cease discriminating.
                                                      . v.
                                    Doniphan Telephone Co; .
  June 19 .... , , ,I R. E .. WcudletoD. .- :                                                                                           To compel derennant' to furnish                                  1<'I,'ph''''''l   Complaint satisfied and case rlispllssed.
                                                        v.    .         .                                                                  sen'ice at Fortnna.                                                                                            '
                                   .Farmers Telephone Co.
        Date, 1914. '                                      Name.'                                                                                                                        S,!.~)ject.                                                  . DIsposal.

    June 30 .... ','        .1   Elihu Scott Berry,                                                                                      To compel defendant to furnish ~lcc(.rlc sor"·1 Order cnt-cred as prayed.
                                          v.                                                                                                 ice to complainant.
                                 Carnt,bersville Ice & Light Co.
    July 10, ... , .. 1E. A'. Doolin, )layor of Xc\"nda. et al.                                                                      "Tater and. light rates and sl'n'k~o III Xc\'a,la.1 COllllllaint dismissed';                                                                    VJ
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                                 Fort Scott & Nevada L., H. W. & P.' Co.                                                                                                                                                                                                             (')

    July 21'                 1 A. JIf. Woodson                                                                                           Refusal to extend mains and.furnlsh g-ns ••'rY-j p"IHling.
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                                 .:rcfIerson City L. H. & P. Co.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     t:l
    Aug.    14               1 Doniphan        Telephone Co: •.                                                                          Jnst,allaf.ton' of telephone plant without nu·1 Dismbs<'d,                                                                                 :>
                                          v.                                                                                                   t,harlty of la.w.                                                                                                                     Z
                                 Xeel~"ville    Telephone Co.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Z
    Aug. 27 .... " .. 1 Camille E. DeWever                                                                                                                                                      wn~cr.
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                                                                                                                                     Excessive charge for                                                                   Dl'f,'mlaot ordered to accept pn'b'ment of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 bill under reading of meter   y Com-               >
                                 West St. Louis W. & L. Co.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         t'"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 mI«Ion's engineer, and to desist from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 rUrl her overcharge.
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    Sept. 5.                 1 The   Joplin Water Works Co.
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                                                                                                                                     Demand for further water cOllncctlons
                                                                                                                                      · der contract at sing 0)'0 1>lal\( ]0;0. 3.
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    Sept: 10 .....•. Ilorton Hotel ct al..                                                                                               Excessi~c water rate~ at 1nUow Sllrlngs.                                           Cit)' buys water plant and rates            ~djusted.
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    Sept. 17                . City of Edgerton-                                                                                      Requiring defendant to CO)1lI)I~' wlUI fran'l Complaint dismissed.
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                              ::-'lcComas 'Vater Works                                                                                  ,Ings. ,                                                                                                                                    ~
    Oct. ]3 ...•... 1wnus N. Grant                                                                                                   Excessive charge 'for roslde1lcl' lighting.                                            Complaint satisfied and caso dismissed .•               P1
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                                 Kansas City Electric LIght Co. '                                                                   '.
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    Oct. 15                 1 Geo. '~. V. Dj,xo~, et al.:,                                 ' : ','                                   Rates nnd sen'icc' at Bowling GN'<ln.                                                  Complaint adjusted.                                     CO
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     Dee: 17 .•..... 1 John A Knott ct al.                  To prevent discontinuance   or ~t'r\"lce ..   Pending.
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     Date, 1914.:                         ,.            Name,                       -   ,
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Jan:~,        3,               Appllcat.lon of 'Moberly. Huntsvl11e k Ran- For permls<lon t,o cx,~rl'lso catnSn prh:Jlt-gcsl Grnntcd Apr. 6, 1914.
                                   dolph Springs R. R. to exercise certain
                                   franchise and privileges In Randolph t'
                                                                              ,under franchise In Hnulh,lph County. ,                              .'                                      .
                                   O!Junty, Mo.. and In the cltles ofl
                                   Moberly and Hunt.s\-!llo, In said county
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                                                                                  trlc I1ght plant llt Blehlnlul amI for cor-                                                                             ~
               r •                franchise and for catlftcato of publlc
                                  convenience and necessity to construct.
                                  malntaln and operate telephone lines In
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Feb. 14.,                      Appllcntlon of CJtlzcns 'felephone Co. of l"or permIssIon t,o COllstruct. maIntain andl Grant,cd'May 18, 1914.'                                                            r:l
                                  Tipton. ::'10., for order authorIzing con-I opl'rnto new telcll])~H10 exchnnge and                                                                                      :::l
                                  sl-ructlon. maintenance and operatlon of,   lines In Tlp(on an,d YI<'I"lty:                                                                                             <:
                                  telephone OXCllll,nge In Tipton and                                                                                                                                     ....
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Feb. 2R ... , ... Application Richland Light & Power Co. to For pcrml~s'on to constrnct, malnlaln and] Granted                                                    ~far. 9, 1914.
                     ercct and operat<l an electric Ilght plant opera to an clectric ltght plant in Rich-                                                                                                 n
                     In Richland.                               land, Mo. "                                                                                                                               o
Mar. 19."" ... , Application of Edw. J. Perrey tor ccrtlflcate For permission to construct, maintaIn, andl Gra~ted ;far. 30, 19l4c.                                                                       ~
                    of public convenience and necessity to         oporaw an electric llght plant In e h a - '                      )                                                                     :::
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                    construct and operate an electrIc light        mols, l\fo.                       '                                                                                                    Vl
                    plant In ChamoIs, Mo. .               .                                                                                                                                               Vl
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·Apr.         6., ..... Appllcatlon of 'Jes~o 1>-Iallatt' for order orl For pcrml~slon to construct, malnt.aln andl Case dismissed:                                                                       o
                            P. 8. O. authorizing tho InstallatIon or        opernte a tellll'hone plant In Korwood                                                                                        Z
                                   telephone plant and system In and                .       and vicinIty,
                                   about.the village of Norwood, h10.
Apr•. 16                     ' Appllcatlon of North l\Ussourl L. & P. Co. For permission" to cxordso prh'llcfcs and Granted Apr: 28. 1914.
                                   for permissIon and approYal to exercIse    frauchJsos Irrantcd' by clt,les a Porry,
                                   rights and prhileges grantod In fran-      Center nud Frallkford.           .
                                   chises by cities of Ccnter and Perry In
'-                                 Ralls County, and Frankford In Pike
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Apr. 20.", .... Application                    or
                                 Korlh Missouri L. & P. Co. For IJ<'rml"lon to exerclso prlyllp!'ps nndl Granted Apr. 23, 1914.
                    for permission and llpprO"al to exercise    fr""r,his"s grnntl'd h~' cllr of ::,\,,\\- Lon·
                    Jights and prIvileges grant,cd by the       don.
                    elt,}' of Xcw London, :0.10.       .

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  Date, 1914,                          Name,.'                                                     Subject.                                                            'Dlsposal.

Apr. 23., ..... [ Application of G~lt L. &: P. Co. fot pc~mls­ For pcrmlsslon to e~crclse prj"lll.'gcs andl Granted Apr. 29, 1914.
                      sion and approval of P. S. C. to COD-        francWseS granted by elt)' of Gn.lt•
                    . ~truct an elcct,rlc plant' In the city ofl
                      Galt, Grundy Co., 1110.     .                                                                                                                                             "

May     7,       . ..... pplicatlon of Kansas City Connecting Ry. 'fo construct., ml\llltaln and opcr:,to tt'rminnlj Pendlng:                                                                                                 VJ
                            Co. t.o construct. malnt.ain and operate   trallsportatiOlI fadl!tlcs al Kansas City                                                                                                              1t1
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                            t('nnlnal transport.ation faclllties. •    Sl-ock~'ards, Kansas City, Mo.
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May. 23          . Appllcat.!on of Libert.v Telephone Co. for For order appro"lng renrgl\nlzatloll plan, fori Case dismissed June 29, 1914.                                                                                   Z
                       order ap'proy!ng p1nn of rcort:l\,nlzntlon.  ...·rlllkalo of l'uhllc nec,'sslt,)' and fori                 '                                                                                           t:l
                       for ccrltflcate of public nccesslt,y and for 1<$ uo of slack. .
                       IS<lIe of stock.                                                                                                                                                                                       ;..-
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June    6" ..... Applicallon of Cord<'lla Lushy for ardor aU- For ord"r Jl('l'l1llllln~ cons1.rndlon, llIalnlc-! Granted June 22, 1914.                                                                                      Z
                     t!lori7.ing the cons1.mellon, malnt.c-       n~nco aud ol",rat!on of 1<'1"1,l>ono plant




Juno 11
                    nunco and oreratlon of lolopllOllll Jllant
                     nnd system In "'cntz"Jllo and yielnlt)-,
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                 . Application of F~rm<,rs TdcpllOne Co. of For ("t'rt!ficatl! of IHlblic COllYt'lII,'llee nnd ne-l Dismissed Dec. 5, 1914.
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                        n'JUcnco and nec<'''Uy.·                             n~Jll1Son, <'te.
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July    1        . Ap)lJlcntlon of F, '\T. Ballch for ccrtlflcnl·e of Fill' ('>.'rtlflc.nlo of lnlhllc corn-,'nkll("(, a1](1 ne-l Grnnted July 6, 1914;                                                                      o
                       public com'cnlcnco and I1cccssll.y and to            C'C'Ssi(..:r f,lr ('n,\CtlllU, n nd t)5)t'rnl1t.ll1 of                                                                                           :D
                       f'Xl~rcj.sc prhrHcg('s grnntcd b)r rrallch[~c        t'kc1 rIc llght Ilia Ill, at Cahool,                                                                                                            ~"i
                       for ,'rcclion and operation of electric light
                       plant at Cabool.                                                                                                                                                                                      'Il
July   1. ...... ;\ppllcl\tlon of C. A. lIrartln and Truc D. For ~"rll!kaIe of pnblk el1ll n' Illt~il{"(\ a lld no- Grantcd July 21, 1914.-
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                      )'nrr for permission to ""crclse franchIse C\'s"lt,y t.o "1'1,'('t ~nd 01'('l'lIle l'h'clrlc IIsht                                                                    '.                               :D
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                        rj~h1-s grnnl·ed by city of Harnlllcon to             .. pia nl at 11 a milton.
                        construct and op"rntc all eleclrle light
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July 14 ....•.. Al'l,lkat.loll of Rolla, Oinrk &. goul,hern fly. For ocrtlficl\t.:- or puhlle eOnYC'nl,)J,C\, And no-              Granted Dee. 28, 1914.                                                                   ::a
                      Co. for eertifleato of conYenlenco nnd         C\\<.sUy for constrnctlt)n and O)",rlllion of                   .      , . '            ~, \. '.
                      necl'"slt~· for constrnctlnn and operation     railroad, .                                                   ' .'
                     of 1'3llroad, and to construct I;rado cross-                            : '                                  , '/                                                                                      <.0
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July 2.0         . Appllcallon of St. Chnrles El,'Ctrlc 1.lght For C(',rllflcnto or pnhlle con"'~l\I('nC(' l\l1d nc- Grnntcd July 20, 1914:
                       l\l1d Power Co. for ord"r pormltllllg t.ho
                      <'x<'.rc!sc of franchIse rIghts grnnted by
                                                                    "csslt,y l<'l ('.T\lct nnd op"rlll<l 1\.11 oII'e1rle,:
                                                                    light nlld power 8)'sl<'1n In St. Charh'S;                                                                                                       ..."
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July 21         ·1   ApplicatIon of 1\1'. R. Kc'nncdy to Install For ccrtlficat,e of publtc con\'enlenco find ne- Granted August 10, 1914.":
                        an electric light and power plant.           cessity to Inslfill n.1l electric light find
                                                                     power plant In lluxvnsse.
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JUly: 27:: ..... Application of J{an~.as City lTom(l Telcphone For certificate of Imhlle con\'enlence nnd ne- PendIng.
                    Co. for permission to construct nnel oper-     cessity to construct nnd oJl"rnto l,ell>-
                     ate telephone lines and exchanges In ccr-     phone lines 11lHI exchnnl(es In crrtaln
                    taln parts of Clay County and In North         parts of Clay Count,y nnd In Nurth Knn-
                     Kansas Clty~Llbcrty Telephone Co.,            sas CIty.
                    Interv,ener. "
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Aug. 10 ....... Application' of I. F. Plank for permission to For ccrtificat,o ofpl1bliccon\'('nlcnce and ne-I Grant-cd Sept. 8,1014.
                   construct an ckctric light plant at Bis-       cesslty t,o ercct nTlcl opernto an electric                   '
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                    marck, and for certlficato of public con·     Iigbt plant In Blslllarck.                                                   t'"
                   "clllence and necessity to exerclso fran-                                                                                   '""
                   ehisc granted by tho city of Dlsmarck.                                                                                      C'l
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Aug. 13 ....... Application of O. D. Dall to construct an FOr certifIcate of j)uhllc c01l\'clllcnce find lle·1 Granted AUg. 27, 1914.
                    electric light plant at Laredo, lifo., and cessi ty to construct, allcl oj",ra to all elec-                                tIl
                    to exercise rights under franchise         tric ll:;ht plant at LaT"do.                                                    l:J;l
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Aug. 18.·· .... Appllcation of 7,ahirlnger Electric Light & For cert.iflcate of public conYcnlence nnll nc·' Granted Sept. 8, 1914.            tIl
                    Power Co. for permission to construct       ce;;sity to COllstnlct and operate an elec-
                    an electric light plant at PHot Grove.      tric light plant at Pilot Grove.                                               [)
Sept. 22::, .... Applicatlon of McComas Hydro-Electric For ·certificato of puhllc cOllyenlcuco and ne-\ Granted Sept. 24, 1914.                o
                     Co. far certificate of public convenlence cesslty to construct nnd operate n hvdro-                                       ~
                     and necessIty•.                           electric power plant n.t Edgerton, ·1\fo.,                                      !;"
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                                                               etc.
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Oct. 8.·....,..... 1 Application af G. E. and J. R. Abernathy 1.01 Forcertificato of public convenience Ilnd no-10ro.ntod Oct. 8, 1914.        ....
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                        construct and operate an electric light        cesslty to con"truct nnd operate fill cloc-                             o
                         plant at Dixon.            .                  trlc light plant at DIxon.
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Nov. 19 ..•.... Application of Jasper City ElectrIc Co. for For certificate of pu,blic COll\'cnlence llnd ne-I Granted Dec. 22, 1914.
                    certificate to construct and operate elec- . ccsslty to constrtlct and opernte elcc-
                   tric light and power plant at Jasper          trle light and pOll"er platlt In Jasper
                    City.                                        City.
Dec.   7 ....... Application of Simmons Electric Co. for cor.] For certificate of pUblic COllvcnience and
                     tificate of convcnicnce a.nd neccsslty to     ccssity to operate electric lllant at
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                                                                                                          Granted Dec. 7, 1914.
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     Date, 1914.                            Name."
                                                                \   .                     Subject,                                                  P,lsposal:
                                            .   ....
                         .'\Pplb;d~.?~U~f e~~tnd ~~I;s ~"tl~oct:;:-mfs~ Appllc~ilon mlng order suspendIngreports,rdn-I
    Jan,"    2       .                                                                 for                 rules          Order Issued Jan. 5, 1914:
                                                                            th'!! to       tarlffs, making        c\,c.
                              sIan relatfve to ~]jng tariffs, making re-
                          , ports, etc.
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    Jan.     3 ....... ApplIcation of Mobcrly, Huntsville & Ran-l ApplIcation for grade crMslngs Of, c.,r(,nln Order Issued Apr. 6~ HJ14.
                             rlolph Sprln~s R. H, Co. for permission 'to    roads In Ranclolph Connty nncl ca(,nln                                                                 ~
                             cross certam roads and hJgh,vays In'           streets In Huntsvll10 and :'.foberty,                                                                  c:
                             Hnndal{':h Co., ancl certaIn streets In                '                                                                                              tIl
                             Huntsl"Illc and Moberly with Its tracks
                             lit grade.                           '                                                                                                                t:
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    Jan.     3       . AI;plkation of ~fober1y, IIunt~YJl1e & Ran~ A"pplicatlon for urder to determlue points ofl Order Issued Apr. 6. 1914.                                       \./l
                           clolph Springs R. R. Co. for order de-      crossing, ct,c.. overt across or urulor                                                                     t:1
                           terminIng and pre~crihlng the manner        tracks of ,,'abash R. R. In Randolph
                           and points of crossing and terms of in-     County.                                                                                                     ::tl
                           stallation. operatIon and apportionment                                                                                                                 <:
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                           of expense, usc and protcction of tracks                                                                                                                o
                           of sald R. R. Co. over, across or under                                                                                                                 t:1
                           the tracks of the \Yab.ash R. R.
    Jan.     3 ....... Application 'Of l\ra.~·vlew· Telephone Co: for .App!tcatlon for order to sell and to buy lhl11 Order Issued Jan. 13, 1914.                                  n
                           order to sell five groundcd clrcults to         grounded telephono circuIts In Lafsf<ltte                                                               o
                           Citizens Telephone Co. of Hlllginsville:
                           of E. S. Butt and O. H. Rabllls to sell
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                           five grounded lines to said Citizens Tel.                                                                                                               ....
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                           Co., and of said Citizcns Telephone Co.
                           ta purchase said five grounded cir-                                                                                                                     ....
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    Jan.    8 ..... ,. -"pplicatlon of E. B. :Marmaduke for ap- Appllca,tion for order npj}roving sale of Kowl Order Issued Jan. 8. 1914.                                          Z
                            proval of sale of New London Electric   London Electric Light Plant.                                                                 "
                            Light Plant to Stout & Watson.. '
    Jan,    8 ..... " . .-\pplication of Stout & Watson for authorlt,y ApplicatIon for order permitting snle of Nowl Order issu~d Jan. 8, HJ14 .
                              to sell New London Electric Light Plant .    London Electdc Ligh~ Plant.             .
                              to Julian J. Ross.  '            ,

    Jan.    16.... , .. Application of H. Spolircr for permissIon to Application for permission to constrllct and 1 Order issued Jan. 19, 1914.
                            construct and maintain a standard            operate spur I,rack .to Incluslry nCr,'ss
                            gauge railroad track on grade t.o cro~s      count~· road sout,1I of Ncvnda.
                            the county road south out of Nevada,
                            Mo., said track being an extension of'
                           South :Main St. of said city.
      , Date, 1914, .'                       Name.. c                                                  Subject•.                                          Dispos'!.l.
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  I, .';!1' In .... : ..   Application of The Mutual Telephone Co. of Application for ardor "to llurchase t-eI,~pholleJ Order Issued Feb.· Hi, 1914.
                             , Harrison Co. to purchase of M. M. Mc-      plan t and to increase caplt,al st·ock.
                               Quarry, et al.. the t.eIephone system,.
                               owned by tho Farmers Telephone Co. of
                               Harrison Co., and to increase capltal
                               stock.                                                                                                                                               en
     Jan. 27               ApplIcatIon of C. E. Penning, ct. al., for Application for grade cros,ing of l\fo. Puc.j Order issued Mar. 12, ]914.                         .           tIl
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                               permIssion to establish a crossing at    "Ry. tracks in Osago County.                          .....
                              grade of a public highway across the                                                                                                                 o
                              l\fo. Pac. ny. In Osage County. .                                                                                                                    Z
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     Jan. 30,              In the matt,er of the Invcstlgllt,ion aod 8US- Suspension. and llwestlgnUOn of te1cl'honC'\ Order Issued 1\1'ay 25, 1914,
                               pension of rates. rentals, charges. etc., Of
                               the HUllle Telephone Co.                     l
                                                                              ratcs at Hume.                                                                                       >-
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     Feb.    5             Application of C. B. Turney. et. al.,   to
                                                                  selll       A~plication for transfer of Edg~r\()~ Ug],t. &1       Order Issued Mar. 2, 1914.                     Z
                               and B. F, Karns to buy tho Edgerton
                               Light & Power Plant.              '.
                                                                                    Power plant.                                                                                   r;
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     Feb.    9 .... " . In the matter of change of public road cross-j Chango of public road crossIng noar purdln'j Order Issued 1\ofay 9, 1914.
                            Jng ncar Purdin, 1\1'0.'           '                                                             ,                   .                                ~
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     Feb, 10 ...           In the matter of the valuation of the tele-        Yaluatlo'~ of Columbia Tel~PhOli~ Co.                 Pendin'g.                                     "T,;
                               phone exchange. rural lines and long
                               dIstance toll lines of tho Columula Tele-
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                               phone Co.                                                                                                                                         w'-3
     Feb. 11.          \ In tho matter of ascertalnlng the ,'aluaUon YalnaUoD of electric light plllnt at Charl('s-l PendIng.                                                     "Ij
                               of the electric light plant of the Missouri          ton.                                                                                         o
                               Pnblic UtilitJcs Co., locat,ed at CIlarlcs-
                               ton, 1110.                                              '    . ....                                                                               ::tt
    Feb. 27           ,! Application   of the Berger Tciel'hone Co. for For order permitting sllle of Berger tclcjlboud Order Issued Mar. 9, 1914'.                              ~
                               permission to sell the Berger telephone      exchange.. . .                                                                                       tIl
                               exchange to H. H. Mcyer for $1.000.            • _
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                       1 In the matter of filing of schedules of ~lltes b~' FlUng of' gas rata schcdul~. :.: ~
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                              the St. Joseph Gas Co. .                       .~'   -""'.               .    . _.   ~... ~   -                                                    ........
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    Mar.    6.: ..... 1 In the matter of asccrtalnlng tIle \'l\lua~lon "nl~aiJo~"       ot Kimsas Clt~'E~~~trlc Ught coj Pen'dlng, ,.' - ' -                                     .....
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    Mar. 9 ... , ,' .. / In ille matter of    ad~p~l~g Ge~eral  Order        Ad~-Pt;~:'of 'Ge~~~l Orders Kos, 12, ;;, 14 Orders ~dO~~d A~g. 31, 1914..
                             )'\0. 12, concerning II uniform s~·stem.         - and 15, providing . uniform sr-skm of         .'          ' . . .'   . -                 ,_
                             of accounts for electrlcal corporations               accounts for clt'ctrlcal, gas, "nt<,r and -           '.                   -.,"      -'
 ,-'                        •and nmnlclpaIJtics: and·      ;- '.                   lJeatl~g.corpo.rn~~ns and munldpaltUos.
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     Date, 1914.         -:            Name.'                                             SuhJect.                                     DIsposal.         o
Mar. 9.,            1 In the matter of adoptIng Gonoral Order Adoption of Ooneral Ordl'ra Nos. 12. 13, 14 Orders adop~d. Aug.              3i,   1914.
                          No. 13, conccrning a uniform s>'stem of . und 11;. Ilrovldlng uniform system of o.c-
                          accounts for gas corporations and muniC-  counts for okcLrJcnl, gas. water and boat-
                          Ipalities; and    .                       Ing corpora tlons and Illunlclpalltlca.
                      In tho matter of adopting Genaral Ordar,.
                          No. 14. concerning a unIform s)'stcm of
                          accounts for water corporatIons and
                          munJcipalltles; and      .   -'.
                      In the watter of adopting Gcneral Order                                                           .'
                          No. 15, conccrnlng a uniform s>"st.cm
                          of accounts for Heating Companlos and                                                                                          '"d
                          1I1unlcipalltlcs.    .                                                                                                         c::
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Mar. 10 ... , ... 1 Apl)lIcatloD of the LIberty Elcctrlc Llghtl For authority to soli Liborty elcctrlc IIghtl Order Issued Mar. 14.1914.                 t-"
                        &; Power Co, for authority to spliits prop-. plant.                                                                              .....
                        crty a nd franchIses to Missouri Gas &                                                                                           ()
                        El ectri C Service Co.                                                                                                           (I)
Mar. 10             1 In the matter of closing Carterville :Exchnngel Closing l-C'Tcphono excbnnge Ilt Carten·lIIe.   Ordor Issued Mar. 10, 1914.        ttl
                          of the Missouri &; Kansas Tc!ephone                                     .                                                      :II
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Mar. 10            . Application of N. E. Harvey to sell the elec- Transfer of mdon electric light plllnt.            Order Issued Mar. 23, 1914.        n
                        tric light plant at Eldon.         .                                                                                             tIl
Mar. 10            . Appllcatlon of Fox-Fardwell Constructlon For permission to construct tramway cross-I Order Issuod lIiar. 10, 1914.
                                                                  lng ovor M. n:.& T. tracks at grade,
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                         Co. and M. K. & T. Ry. Co. for per-
                         mission to construct at grade ncross                nonr lI{okaue.
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                         M:. K. & T. tracks a tramway crossIng.                                                                                          E::
                         36 Inch gauge.                                                                                                                  E::
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Mar. 14 ....-..•. Application of W. I. Diffenderfer to transfer For pcrmlsslon to transfer frnnchlse andl Order Issued Mar. 14, 1914.
                     and Richland Light &; Powor Co. to
                     accept a franchJse to operate nn olcc-
                                                                    operate electric lJght plant In Richland;
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                     tric lillht plant in Richland, Mo.• said
                     franchise having been granted by the
                     city of Richland.                                  -.
Mar. 18            . Appllcatlon of Southwestern T. &, T. Co. For order allt.horlzlng bill of sllle for propert~:1 Order issued Mar. 18, 1914.
                        and American T. &; T. CO. of lI11.souri   com·cl·ed.
                        for order authorizing blll of sl\le for
      •   l~   ,        property conveyed to American 'r. &. T .
                         Co.
Mar. 19            . Application of C. T. HardIng to sell certain For n.lltborlty to scll certain propcrt.y nndl Order Issued 1I1ar. 14, 1914.
                        property and franchises to 1I1lssouri         franchises at Orrlck; :l\fo., to ~llssourl
                         G as &; Electric Service Co.                 Gas & Ekctric SerdcD Co.

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    Date. 1914.                             Name.                                     .' Subject.                                         Disposal.

Mar. 24 ....•.. 1In the matter of ascertaining the' Yaluntlon Valuation of Joll'orson City L. H. & P. Co.1 PondIng.
                     of the Jefferson' City LIght. Ront &:
                     Power 00.                  .
:Mar. 25 ••..... 1 Appllcil.tlon of Oregon Interurblln Ry. Co. For nut.horlt-r to construct n crossing at grnde! Order Issued .Apr. 7, 1914.                             (/.l
                       for permission to construct a railroad      ncross "ashlngt.<lll St., ill Oregon. lIolt                                                           ttl
                       track at grade across 'Washlngton Street,   Co.                                                                                                   n
                       In the city or Oregon. Holt Co.
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Mar. 31 ..•.... 1 Application of W • .T. Gold. Jr., to sell nod For permissIon to trnnsfOl tekph"ne 0;0;-1 Order Issued Apr. 27. 1914.                                   Z
                     E. G. Bylander to purchase the tele-           elw ngo n t Cln rl,slJurg.                                                                           o
                     phone exchange at Clarksburg, :1\1<).,'
                      together with all poles, lines, InstrumC'nts
                      find other cquipment.                                                                                                                             Z
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Apr.     1 •..•..   ,1   In the matter of the Grand Vic"," Rallrnad For pl'rm(ss(ou to e"t('.nd· railroad track.         Application Withdrawn r-ray 2, 1914.            Z
                             Co. for permission to exteud Its rall a ud
                             trllCk.                                                                                                                                     ~
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Apr. 7 •....•• 1 In the matter of the lnvestiglttion and StlS, S\lsl"'"dlnR c,mcclbt,!on or Jlf. Jr. & T. R)·I. Suspension vacated Juno 23, 1914.
                     pension of class rates from Moborlr, )10., .   P. S. O. Mo. No. 11.                                                                                 ~
                     to Monroe, Mo., cancelled by ~UP1,1t'­                                                                                                              trl
                     ment 1 to M. K. & T. P. S. C. Mo. No. 11.
.
~

 Apr. 14 ....... Application of C. & A. R. R. ·Co. and K. C. For transf<'r of Ii'. C. St. L. &      O.
                                                                                                  R. R. to         0.)
                                                                                                               Applicntlon dIsmissed' without prejudice,
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                     St. L. &: O. R. R. Co. for order ullt.horlz-   k A. H. R.                                     Sept. 29. 1914.                                      ,:i
                     Ing tlle transfer of the K. C. St. L. &:
                     O. R. R. to the C. & A. R. R.                                                                                                                       '1j
Apr. 14 ....... Application of C. & A. and La. &: Mo. Rlnr For transfor of La. ,\; :riro. HIt'or R. R. to 0. &:1 Application dismissed without             prejudice.   o
                     RRs. for order authorizing the transfer,      A. R. R.                    -.                      Sept. 29. 1914.                                  ::0
                     of the La. & Mo. R. R. R. to ~he O. &:
                     A. R. R Co.
                                 .
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Apr. 15 ....... A pplicatlon Of The Electric Co. of Jlflssouri For 1'0rl11l",.lon to extend eloetrlc llncs in St.\ Order issued April 28, 1914.'
                     for order authorizing ~xtenslouof its linl'S, Lollis County. .
                                                                                                                                                                        >
                                                                                                                                                                        ::0
                     under a franchlse or permJt, In St. Louis
 r.... ·           . COlll;lty.                                                                                                                                         .......
                                                                                                                                                                        CO
                                                                                                                                                                        .......
Apr. 16 ....... APplication of North Missouri Light t.; Power For l,orllllss!on to cxt~nd t.rnn~I1lI~~lon Hnl'''l Order Issued July 20, IiH4.
                    Co. for permission to construct Its trn ns-
                    mission lines and electric g"stem Into
                                                                  nnd ~lect.rlc srsl-em Inl<:l tho counties of
                                                                  Halls and Pike.
                                                                                                                                                                        ....
                    the counties of RaUs and Plko In t,he
                    State of Missouri.
Apr. 17 ....... ApplicatIon of D. M. Boyd tor grnnUng or S,,-II-oh trnck n('ro.<s Somi'son ,,"'·c.• 'St. Louisl Order Is;ued Apr.         28, 1914.
                •   authority to St. Louis Terminal R y.        Count·y.
                    Co. tn construct switch track ~cross,                                                                                                               .......
                    Sampson Ave., St: Louis County,                                                                                                                     -W
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  pato. 111l4••                         Nrilne.                                             l:Jubject.
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• Apr. 21         . Appllcatlon of BlaIrstown Mutual TcJeJlhon,' For tran.r"r "r swll.chh"anl, dc., of BInlrs-! Order I~silcd Apr. ~i9, 1914,
                                                                                                                                                                               '"
                        Co. for consent of Publle ServIce Com-        town :'Iutunl Tcl"plJOllo 00.
                        mIssIon to sell thclr centrlll hOlllo swltch-
                        boned, etc.• to Farmers 1\Iutual 'fclc-
                       phono Exchnngc of Dlalrsto\l·n.
 Apr. 2.5         . APp]jel1tl~nof S.W. M"o. R. R. Co. forlnterpre-
                    .   . t.atlon of nppllco.nt's rigbts wIth Tf'.<peet
                                                                          For IntCTj">rdlltloll or rf!(l,t.< or S. ,v.
                                                                                                                   ·Mo.
                                                                              ~. Co. lI'ltll', <I""r"o of Jas!",r CircuIt
                                                                                                                            n'l
                                                                                                                          :'.fay 5, Ill14, nppllennt advised appllcatlon
                                                                                                                            . Is withIn the prlnclple announced by
                          to e1ecrce rendered In Jnspcr CIrcuIt               COllr~, eonccl'nlllg faro ralos.                  CommIssIon Ip Case No. 17.
                          Oour:, .concern Ing fare raf:"8. __ '. .
 Apr. 27 .... ~ .. ApplicatIon    of Samuel F. Caldwell. vendor. For trnn.,r('r of Nc>~ L'onrlon ld<'jlhollO ox-l Order Issued 1\fay 9, 1914.
                                                                                                                                                                        ..    I-lj
                       and H.     H. Glasscock, ,"eurlec, for per-   cbunge.                                                                  .                               c::
                                                                                                                                                                              I;i:J
                      missIon     for sale of telephone oxcbnng-c                                                                                                             t-'
                       at New     London, 1\10•.                                                                                                                              .....
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Apr. 28 .....      AP;lfcatlon of A. Ji. Balkenbush to sell Free-\ For tr:-.11 sfcr of       Fr<'~bllrg        Telephono   )~x·1   Order Issued Apr. 28. 1914.
                        hurg Telej'hOne ExcJlnnge to Berger            change.                                                                                                en
                       Commercia Telephone 00. -                                                                                                                             tIl
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 Apr. 28.          Applfcatton of Berger Commercial Tolephone! For order lIlIt,horlzll1g Issue of sloek.
                       00. for order lI.u(,horizlng Iss lie of stock
                                                                                                                                   Order Issu<'d Apr. 28, 1914.              -<
                                                                                                                                                                             .....
                      I n pay m ent Of P urch lise PI' leo of cer-                                                                                                           o
                       tnln telephone prOPerty purchnsed from                                                                                                                trJ
                      A. H. Balkcnbush.
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Apr. 29         . Application' of NCo. & Kansas Tc1ephollf' For transfer of (,elel'hono property at ,,"cst,-! Ordnr Issued Apr. 29, 1914.
                   . 00. to sell certain telephone exch II. nge bora.    •                      .
                                                                                                                                                                             o
                     property owned and operntcd by It at                                                                                                                    ~
                     Westboro, Mo.           .                                                                                                                               ~
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May 11          . Application of J\Tatlonal Rcfinlng Co. of For permissIon' to construct swItch trackj Order Issued 1\fay 26, 1914.                                          ~
                      Hannibal, Mo., for perll1isston to cross  aCross Sturgeoll St.: !\!oborly, lifo.                     .                                                 .....
                  .   Sturgeon St., 1\10berly, Mo., with pri-                                                                                                                o
                     vate switch track to serve h?dustry. ;                                                                                                                  ~
!lfay 12        . In the matter of setting aside orders Of for- Sett,lng aside ordcrs or R. R .•t:: ·W. COTlllnls-1 Order Issued May 12, 1914,
                  .   mer Board Of R. R. & 'V. Oommls-               slon cst.abllslllng froo o:<l)ross rloll"or~'
                      sloners of State of Missouri establishIng      IJmU,s at Greenfield. lJa~·t and \\rcbster,
                      free delivery limits at Webster Groves.         Groves.
                      Greenfield and HaytI for shIpments of
                      express by U. S. Express Co,
Mny 12 ....... ::'Iratt.or of setting- nside orders' of R. R .•to ,,,. Setting MIele orel"r of n,' R. &; 'V. CommIs- Order Issued May 12, 1914.
                       CommissIon, establishll1g free express de-           sion establishIng fr<'C CXPTt'SS dclh"'r)'
                      livery IJmits In certain distrJcts In Sl.             limits In certain ill.l·rlcts In St. L(){Jls
                      Louis for shipments of \"ells,:~.yargo &              CIty,
                       Co. et. al.
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  Dnto. 1914.

May J2
                     ---,- ------
                                           -   Name.
                                                                               r
                                                                                                        Sllbket.
                                                                                                        . .                               1----------:-::----
                   . Matter of setting aside order or Board of R. Se~t.lng asIde orrlcr of R. R. &. '\V. COllll1lls-) Order issued May 12, 1914.
                                                                                                                                                                        D!sposal.


                         R. & 'V. Commission. of lifo., l'.st.ahllsh-  slon estabUshlng schedllle or llllixtlllltm
                        lug schedule of maximum express rates          (\Xpl"CSS raws In 1I1155011rl.
                        for shipments by express In tho State ofl
                        Missouri.                                                                                                                                                                U'l
:May '18 .•.".... \ In the ~att~ of tho applicl'.tion for
                        tllOrlzation of the reorganJzntlon or the
                                                                        Inl'l
                                                                  Fat oreler authorlzlng
                                                                     "'\lhasb R. R. 00.
                                                                                                                   rcorgnnt:tl\tlon   orl    Order or dismissal Issued Oct. 19, 1914, at re-
                                                                                                                                                (j\lCSt of applicant.
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                        Wabash R. R. 00.                                                                                                                                                         o
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Z
:May 18            . Applkatlon of Cb. Gllcn;;crlch, Ckrk of .Jop- Cr05s[ng l\t grade Of Ji:. O. S. f,rncks wJlhl Order Issued May 18, ISH.                                                      t;l
                        Iln Special Road Dlst.rlct, for lllltllOrlty   wagon rond III JaSIl<'r CO\lUty.
                          to cross track of K. C. S. Railroad with
                          wagon .roa.d....
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May 19             . Appllcatlon of 'Commlssloners of ITllnwns- Cros.<lng at· ~raclO or nacks of K. O. C. & ~.I Order l~"\led July 21, 1914.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Z
                        ,-ilIe Special Road District for onh\J"        R~·. wlt,ll wng<,n rORd on ,<",,1,11 sid" Of
                                                                                                                                                                                                C
                         pI'rmittlng K. C. C. &; S. Ry. t,o cst.abllsb "OUI11\- IIno b,'t\\'ecl1 Polk "nd St. Clair                                                                             >
                                                                                                                                                                                                l'""
                        f!rade crossing on sonth side of e'>"o1.,      Cou"')OS.
                        line betwoon Polk and St. Clair COlut-
                          ties.                          .                                                                                                                                      ::0
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l\lay 25 ...' .... 1 "fatwr of suspension and investigation              orl
                                                                     SU5p""s.](ln of rlltes, (',I,c., of J"ol>1in "\'\'"a1<'rj              P'~Jldlng.                                          '1l
                                                                                                                                                                                                o
                         eert,aln rates, cbarges. rcgulat.l<l\1s and     ~Yorks Co,
                         l>rl1ct.fccs of Joplin 'Vawr "'orks Co.                                                                                                                               :IS
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May 29          .    AIlI'1Jc~tlon   of American T. &: 1'. Co. nud For 1't'rnih,,\ol1 10 ,'Tlt.,'r luto lin ngr,''''''<:'lll! Order isSUed .Tune. 22, 1914.
                          SOlltll\vcst-<.>rn T. &. T. Co. for p~rll1ls-1 fM ka"luf( <"'rl \\111 lou!: dl"t,(1 nCll ,dl~                                                                         "1
                          sIan to entor into an I\grCNl'lOllt e,m        pholl" dt'cnlls In !\ rr"sourl.                                                                                       o
                          leasIng certain long dlstanco clrcuits.                                                                                                                              :IS
lIhy 29             1In the matter of the Grand"!ew £:-:<:hl\ll8(' l>'l>r ord,'! pl'rmlli,lug llw closIng Of Grand·1 (ll"d('r issuod june II, ]914.
                          of .the J,'fo.   ~   Ransas Telophone 00.         .        "low Tckl'hono QXc!II'l.ugo.        .                                                                     0-<
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Jnne 12             1 Application of 'Vabash R. R. Co. lind Ro:>- }<'or /:rndo ('.TOssIng of thl!' "'ahlL~ll nctO.<;,<1 Ordc.r Issuod July 7. 1914.                                            >
                         colver for permissIon w cOnstrllc~ and         lIfnln S~. hI 1'\01...- ~'I<ll'\'I~C(l, lifo.                               '                                          ::.l
                         maintain a rallroad track at srade
                         IIcrosS Main St., In the city of Ko\\'                                                                                                                                ......
                         Florence. . /                                                                                                                                                         '-0
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TUM   22        . Drrnllment of train No: 9 ~n St. L. J: S. 11'. ·D.'rnllm,'ut of FrlsCQ train :t\'Q. 0, Ih':U- HOI'ort a!'prov'ed July 21'. 1914.
                                                                                                                                                                                               ,r:...
                      R. R. nellr Sleeper, lifo.          -           SlCl'pol'..'"         •• . - "                 I ..    .- ..

rune 22 ..... :.     D{\rnlh~cnt of tl"aln No. 1302 on St. L.   &"'£. F.        Dl'.fnJ'n;e·nt'of   ~ll.'jn 502 nt ~Ioccnsln   Springs.     ne-l'~~t '~dol.'t-ed   Sept. 28,   191~,
                                                                                                                                                                                       '.
                          R R. at 1l1occas!n Springs.          " .•-'           "    ~.        ,"       ,
                                                                                                                                                   '.                                          -'
una 22.:.' .... CollMan                           lind trnl~ or
                                  bet~'ecn auton~ohJlo                          Colll~[on ;)'~l-\\'N'~ 0. n.
                                                                                                         k 0: trnln nnd aUlo,1 Report adopted Au£,-28, HlH.
                         O. n. &: Q. R. R. ncar LlnncU!l, 'Mo.,
                         June 6, 1914.    .
                                                                                     mohUo u,'nr Llnn('us. :'110.                •             .                                               ~{I..
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 Date, 1914.                         Name•..                                            Subject.                                     Dlsposa.l.
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July   2 ....•.. J Rules'regulating gas, 'electrlc and water serv-J Rules regulating gas. oloctrlc nlld wator 80rv-1 Pondlng•.
                       100..     ' .        .          . '              Ice.
July   6 ...... ' Valuation of Consumers Elootrlc Light
                                            . . . ." .
                                                                   &1 Yalulltlon of electric and pow"r plant at
                                                                          DeSoto.                        .
                                                                                                                  ron~lng.
                      Power Co.      .
July   8 .......   Appl1~ntio~' of Ad·ll.~~ E~p-;ess" C~.:
                                                      'ct aI., To put Into ell'cct certain <>x press rlltos.       OrelaI' Issued July 11, 1914.
                       for authorIty to put Into. effect. ccr-
                       tl1ln rates namcd.ln petWon.    .
July 13 ....... Application of' Cltl.cns Telephone Co. of Applleatlon to pnrehaso telephono plnnt,                0rdor Iss~cd Aug.. 3, 1914.      >-0
                    I1lgg1nsvJl1e. Mo., for permIssion to pur-                                                                   r            •    c:
                    chase cntire plant of Ma~'vlew Telep!lOoe                                                                                      tll
                    Co.            .
                                ., .... r ... ,1
                                                                                                                                                   t"'
                                                                                                                                                   .....
                                                                                                            Order Iss nod Aug, 3, 1914.            C'l
July 13, ... :,. Applieatlon ef !\'Iayvlew Telophone Co.. to Appllcatton to selI telephono plnnt.
                  . sell its entire plant to Citizens' Tele-                                                                                       c.n
                     phone Co. of HlgglnsviUe.      ',-'.                                                                                          t'1
July 13 ....... Application of E.' S, Butt and' Geo. H. Application for order permlttlng sale of tele- Order lssu'ed Aug. 3, H114••                ::tl
                                                                                                                                                   -<:
                     Rabius for order of rublic Sen'lce           phone plant.                                                                     ,..
                     Commission IlOrtllitt,inK !lfayvlew 'fele-                                                                                    C'l
                     phone Co. to ~ell Its .plant to Clthens                                                                                       (IJ
                      felephono Co. -of Hlgglnsvllle. '. '.
;ruly 14 ....... Applica'tion 01 .Rolla. Ozark. &. Southorn Application for order to sell certain rnllrond! Order Issued Dec. 28, 1914.            o
                                                                                                                                                   o
                     R. R. Co. to rurehase' and of \V, T.       . property .lInd to IssUl) stock nud bauds.                 .
                     Denison et. a. to sell certaIn rail-                                                                                          ~
                     road l)roperty to the above named                                                                                             ~
                    Company, and of the above "named                                                                                               .....
                     Company·to Issue stocks and bonds.                                                                                            til
                                                                                                                                                   til
                                                                                                            rendIng.                               .....
July 15       .. ApplicatIon' of ·E. M .. DJlke,. d9)ng busi- Application to sell telephono pln.nt.                                                o
                     ness as Independent ,Telephon!l Co. of
                     New Franklin,' 1\10., for penmssloD to                                                                                        ~
                     sell his telephone, exchange.. ',' ".
               . Application ot'Cassville.& Wes~rn R. R. F,;,r orde~ appro~ng contmct.
                                                                                                            Disposed of Informally.
July 21.
                     for order approving contract of July 1.
                     1914.                  ,. , .         • ,.
                                                                                                                  Pending.
July 22         . In the'matter of the application of .\·alu:~-I Valuatlon of M. R. & B. T. Ry.
                      tiOD of M. R. & B. T. Ry.      '
July 22        .. In the'matter of the .-RluatioD of the \vat"rl "aluatioD of water and electrIc plants at·1 Pendlug.
                        and electric plants of the Ft. S. & N. L.      - Nevada.
                        H. W. & P. Co.                ',.
July 23          1 In the matter of ascertalnlnl': the ,aluatlon ofl Valuation of St. Joseph Gas Co.         Pending.
                       tbe St. Joseph Gas Co.
                           J~
  Date, 1914.                             Name•.                                       S~bject.                                          Disposal.

July 25 .•.... ·1 Application of E. W: Jones et aJ. for orderl Sale of telephone property at S{"JlcJl Clt.y.          Order Issued Aug. 10, 1914.
                     autborizing sale of telephone property at              •
                     Scbell City.
July 27          1   In the mattcr of the [n\'cstigalion and sus-! Suspension of rates. etc., of Cr:lllo T<'lq\hOl1l'1 ~\l<pcnsion order vacated Oct. 7, 1914.             1/1
                         pension of rates, charges and rcgulations    Co.                                                                      -                            t"1
                        of Crane Telephone Co.                                                                                                                             n
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July 30 .•..... 1 In tbe matter of t,he im'cstigation and sus-I Suspension of rates. etc., of IIf'lrshlkld E:!oc·1 Suspension order vacated Sept. 8, 1914.
                      pension of rat.es, charges and reglllations  trlc Co.                                                                         .
                      of Marshfield Electric Co.
Aug.   6        . In the matter of investigation of a wreck be- Investigation of Collision bet.w{'en pa%cn.o:nrl Roportadopted Oct. 27,1914.                               >-
                                                                                                                                                                           Z
                      tween a passenger train of the K. C. S.       train of K. C. S. R~·. '1[1<1 ll1\lt<'r ",<lr of 1110.
                      Ry. and motor (','lr of 1<10. &: N. A. R. R., & N. A. R. n., nCar Tipt.on Font lifo.                                                                 Z
                      near Tipton Ford, Mo., Aug. 5. 1914.                                                                                                                 c:
Aug.   6 ...... In tbe matter of tbe application of :Monlteau Cros.,ing of t,rack of :Mo.l'nc.R~·.lu l\r(l1lll<~nu Order Issued Sept. 24, 1914.
                                                                                                                                                                           >
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                         County, Mo., for the construet[on, per-          Co., ncar Sandy Hook.
                         mission and approval of a crossing of a
                         new public road Rcross tbe track of the
                                                                                                                                                                           ::0
                         lifo ..Pac. Ry.       .            _ .                                                                                                            t"1
                                                                                                                                                                           "d
Aug. 10 .... :. In the matter of ascertaining tbe Yal~atlon of Valuation of COlumbia Gas Works.                      l'<·ndlng.                                          o
                                                                                                                                                                         ::Il
                                      .
                     Columhla Gas Works.      .                                                                                                                          :i
Aug. 10         . In the matter of aseertalnlng the ..-aluation of Valuation' of water plant of ',C\St St. Louis W .11'<~ndlng.
                   _ water plant oriVest St. Louis W.& L. Co.          &L.Co.                                                                                             "!
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Aug. 11 ..... ·IIn the matter or the application of Butler For 'order permltt.lng (lrnde crosshl,<:: Of ""rlnlnl Ordc.r Issued Oct. 7, 1914.                              ::z:l
                    County R. R. Co., for nermisslon to cross   st·reets and alleyslD Poplnr muir b~' nullO!'
                    ccrt,ain streets and aUe~'s In Klt<;hen &;
                    Bartlett's addition to Poplar B1ulf, 1110.
                                                                CountyR. R.            .                                                                                   ~
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Aug. 19         1Application of Citlic~ Telephone Co. of Tip-         For transfer of Fortuna Totcl,bono Ex-         Ordor Issued Aug. 27, 1914•.                         >
                                                                                                                                                                          ::z:l
                        ton 00 sell and S. P. Adair to purchase the       change.
                        Fortuna Telephone Exchange.                                                                                                                       ....
Aug. 20 ••.... 1Application of C. J. Glndnay 00 seU and A. E. For transfer of Winfield Tcl('pllono Jt:I:(·.hunge.j Ordor Issued Aug. 27, 1914.
       .            Larue to purchase tbeWinfield Telephone        -,'   ....                                                                                             ....
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                    Exchange.                               .    "r.,' .
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Aug. 22 ••.... 1Appllcatlon of Jacob II. Null at al. to' scl'q For salo of electric light frandllse In J,nl'.'<IO.   Order Issued Aug. 27. 1914.
                   electric llght franch1se In Laredo to O. D.           .               .                                                           :
                   DaU.
Aug. 27 ...... In the matter of n~ !'nvcstlgatlon 'of an' ;;ccl- Collision between passenger (.r"ln of WnhMh         r<'ndlng.
                   dent between a passenger train of the .            R. R. and an aut"nlObllo ncar ~llhh'l t.o.                                                 .....,-- ........
                   1Vabash R. R. and an automobile, ncar                                                                                                                 ~
                   Subletw, Mo., Aug. 20, 1914•.                                                                                                                         Ql
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   Dat,e. 1914:                                    Kame;           "             .-.
                                                                                   .                     Suhj,·ct•                                         Disposal.     CJ,)
                                                                                                                                                                         :;;:.

Aug. 27,          .       In the mattcr of Inv-;;stlgatlon Ilun suspension Suspension of rates lind chrLrge.8 of ::\founl,a[n! Orner rescinded and case elosed.
....                           of rat,:,s and charges of::\Iuuntnln Grove
                               Ice &. medric Co. : ' . '            . "
                                                                               Grovo I. &. E. Co.

Aug. 28 ...... .-\pplicatlon of K. O. T~'rm[n'ai Ry. Co, for Connection botween K. C. 'fermlrml nnll )\10.1 Order Issued Sept. 5.1914..
                   connectlon hetween said Ry. and Mo,           J'ac. Rys., and.for safety c10\'ico to Ilrotocl .
                    Pac. Ry.. and for Installatlon of sufety de· sarno.
                   vice .to protect sarno: .                                                           .'
Sept. 3           . Application of D. L. Blanchfield to purchase For transfer of Rush JlIlI.\< !llart,lnshurg TeI·1 Orderi~sued Sept. 3, 1!J14.'                        ,....
                       and of Rush 11m & Martinsburlr Tele-            ephono S~'stOIll ut J\fnrtln"burg. , .              .                                               1.,1
                        'hono Co, to sell Rush Hill &. Martins-
                             l
                       >lIr); Telephone 8~'stem at }\I Il.rtlusburg: .
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                      ) ApJlliclllion.of CJjn~on Ligl\t & Water C~. for! For Inorons/> of watcr rnl,cs for watl'r used br) Pcnding.
                                                                                                                                                                        r'
Sept. 10
                           change Ilnd IncrCllse of rllks. etc., for        cay of Clinton.             ..,                                                             ()
                           water used by the clt-y of ClInton.
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Sept. 15              1   Application of A. T. &. S. F. Ry. Co. for in-I For nlll,horlt>· to [ncr,~nsc p:l.<scng"r, lIa"gngel Pending.                                  ~
                             hl(.:r(~ai)C ill   I)n.sscngcrtuaggagc and ftdght         and   fn~ight   rnt...,s.            ...                                         ~
                             rat.es.                                                                                                                                   -<
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Sept. 15              1 ApplIcation of C. & A. R. R. Co. to lllcrense! For :tutllorltf t,o Increa.sc I",s""ng"r, ha"gage! Pending.
                           Ilassengcr. baggage aud freight rates.         and frdght rates.                                                                            t:1
Sept. 15.'.... , Application of C. n. & Q. R. R. far increasa In For nllthority to Increaso jla.ssenger, ou!':gag<,1 Pending.                                          n
                    pnssetlg?l', baggago and.frolgbt rate.          nnd frdght rates. '                        .                                                       o
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Sept. 15 ... _ .. Application of M. K. & T. Ry. for increase In For nut,hor[t.\" t.o increa.<o passenger, huggus<'1 Pending.


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                     passenger, baggage and freight rates.   .

                     of 1110, & N. A. R. R. for increase of pns-
                                                                   and freight rates.

                                                                       and freight rates.
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Sept. 15 ..... _\ Applicat-ion of .John Scullin' et aI., Reee[Vers! For utlthorlty to Increaso passenger, ba"gagel Pending.
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                     senger, bag-g age and [reigh t rates.
Sept. 15: ..... Application of O. M. & St. P. Ry. for Increase For aut,horH,y to increaso J1Usscngcr. baggngel Pondlng.
                                                                                                                                                                       ~
                . of passcnger. baggagc and fr~lght rates.        and freight rates.
Sopt. 15          . ....:pplieatlo·o of K. C. S. Ry. Co. for Increase in For nut.horlt>" to IncrL':"lSO passenger, 'baggnge] Pending.
                          passeng~r. baggage aud freight rates.             and freight rates.
Sopt. 15              ] Application of St. L. S. \V. Ry. for inerease In For nut,horit~f' to Increase passenger, baggagel Pending.
                           passe.ngcr, baggage and freigllt rates.          and freig It ral<,s.
Sept. 15 .. '.... 1 Application of E. B. Pryor, Reeeh'er of ''I'll.. For aut,llarit,- to Increa,e passenger, !Jng-gngl" Pending.
                       bash R. R. for increase In passengcr, bng-       and frt'ight, ral<,s.                                .
                      -gngc and freight ra.tes.
  Date, 1914.                              Name.·                                                 Subject.                                                      Disposal.

S~Ilt. 16           1Application onowa      & minols Ry. Co.·for In-j For nut,hortt,'" t-o IncrNLSo llas~enger, bn<:gngel Pending.
                            crease In passcnger, baggage and freight     and freil; It raws.                     . -
                            rat·es.
Sept. 15 .....     '1 App1ic~~tion of C:baggage aod Hr· for rates.
                          in passenger,
                                         R. J. &. P.
                                                     freight
                                                             Increase          For 1tuthortt, t-O Incrcnso l'asscngN, haggagd Pending.
                                                                                  and freight rnWs.
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Sept. 15 .•.... Appllcatlon of Q. O. & K. C. R. R. for Increasr For aut.!JOrit,,· to hwreasc passenger,                b"~gngo        1 Peneling.                             o
                   in passenger, baggage and frdght rates.          and frc!g)lt ratft;.                                                                                      o
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Sept. 15            1 Application of Mo. Pac. and St. J~. J. M. & S. For nnlhorit\' to lllcrc"~o P"SSl'ngcr, t,a~gagd Pending,                                                t:l
                         R~'s. for increaso in passenger, baggagl'      and frPight. rat{'s.                   •
                         and frcigh t rates.'  .                .                                                                                                             >
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Sept. 15            1   Application of Jas. 'V. Lusk l't al.. ReCriVeI':'1 For nllthorlh' 1·0 lnrrrn~o l'o<scng,'r, 1'"gg"gt'] Pending.                                       Z
                           St. L. & S. F. R. R. for Increase in pas-          anel fr,'igltt rat,es.                                                                         c::
                           senger. bagga:;c nnd freight rntes.
                                                                                                                                                                              >
Sept. 16           . .-\pplicat,[nn of "Tarren Co,int,)" COllrt And j\f. For l,erm[sslon to make f:r3nO r:r(lSslng           O\'Nj     Order Issued Oct. 20, 1914.           t"'
                          K. &:; T. Ry. for permIssion to make grnde 1If. JL & '1'. tracks in "·'lrl't'll Cuunt,y.                                   .
                          crossing O\'er 1I1:. K. & T. Co.'s trncks In                                                                                                       ::0
                          ".arren Co.                  '                                                                                                                     t'l1
Sept. 19 •.. , .. J Tn tho matter of ascertaining the valuatlo'; Ofl Vnlu1\t,l~n of wnt-er plant of
   -                    t,he ,,'ater plant of t.he Clinton Light &: . Co.
                                                                                                              ClI~lt-on L .•\:\"'.1    Pending.                              '"
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                        ".ater Co.                 .                   _                                                                                 .. -               v"'l
Sept. 19 ....•. \ In\'rstlgation of wreck of St. L: & s. F. Pas-\ In"'''stJ!,:,nlhll1 or wl't<ck of St. L. & $\, F, r~-l Report adopted Dec. 23,1914.                        "1
      .               senger Train. No.5, at Lebanon, 1110.,             songl'r train NO.5 at. Ld,anon, 1-fo.                                  -                            o
                      Sept. 15. 1914.         .                                                                                                                              ::ll
Sept. 19           1Application or Julian J. Ross for sale of New Trnnsfcr or Kow London Elec[.rlc I~lght lllAnt. Oreler issued Sept.                           19, 1914.
                           London Electric Light plaut to Jesse B.                                                                                                  .        -<:
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                           Jones.'                                                     •                                                       ,' ..:.    (:
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Sept. 19 ••.... .'\ppllcatlon or Je;se B. jones for sale or Kew Transfer of No,," London F.1cet.rlc Light pIOllt.. Order Issue'd Sept. 19.1914.
                     London Electric Light plant to' N o r t h '                       '.
                     Missouri L. & P. Co.                         -'-                                                                                                        .......
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Sept. 22 ...•.. In        the m~tt-er or' the suspension alld In,"e~Ugl1­      Suspe~si~n ~r lnrltTs, el~.,  C'lll('l'lltng {'onCCI1- Pending••'                            .......
                _
                  .
                           !-lon o( tariffs lln~ It-l'IUS, and sllpplement.s
                           to tarlfTs or certam R. Rs., callcelling con-
                                                                                  trnt,\on pr!\'I!"!':l'S on l,oultry, <'l':glI
                                                                                  and dalrr l,roullCts.                   -
                                                                                                                                                           -.               ,;,.
         ~ ::
                           rententlon l'rhilcges on poultry, eggs and
.~
                           nair>' Jlroducts. ~ _                  . • .
sopt. 25. : ....    Application of St. Louis Belt & Terminal RY'. For Ilrnelol'.•·.,,,llll-\' or "'aHon Rond, Sf,. IAlulsj Ornor Issued Sept. 29, 1914.
                       Co. for authority to cross "'alum Road.       'po., "Itb lrur:k or St. L. B, k 'J\ Rt.              •
                                                                                                                                                                            ....:.
       -               St. T~ou's County. with sIngle standard
                       gauge. railroad at, grade.                                                                                                                           (JJ
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  Date, 1914.                          Nam·e.                                       Subject.                                            Disposal.    00

 Oct.   2.·....• Application of ''''abash R. R. Co. and Re- For grade crossIng of OUVIl, Howard a;1(1 WI1-1 Orllcr"lssued Oct. 3, 1914.
                    ceiver. for authority to construct nnd     klnsan Sts. in St. Charles with spur track
                    oIwrate spur tr"ck across OlJve. Howard    of Wabash R. R.                                               '.
                    lind Wllklnson Streets In St. Charles lit
                    grode,     _     '
Oct••   6 ••.... ..\ppllcatjo~ of Chas. Bell for authority forI' For public road crossing of St. L. & 8.        F.I   Orderfssued Nov. 9, 1914.
                      publlc road crossing of St. L. & S. F.      . tracks two miles north of 1I10rrlsvlllo.
                      tracks two miles north of ::\Iorrls~·ille.
Oct: '14        . AppUcation of D. C. Leavell to sell and C. J. For transfer at E?&Crton TelephonB Exchangel Order Issued Nov. 23, 1914.
                     Gladne}' to buy Edgerton TelcphOIl(l Ex-                                                                                        I-lj

                                                                                                                                                     ..
                     change.      .   .                                                                                                              ~
Oct. 16         . Appllcatton of Kansas City TermInal Rv. Co. For connectlon hct,~een K. O. Termlnlt! andJ Pending.                                  t1l
                     for construction of cOllnectlon with Frisco Frisco and C. ]\f. ,'.:. St. P. Rs., llnd for                                      .....
                     and C. J\f. & St. P. R. Rs'- "rid for en-   enlar~ernent of Interlocking plant In                                              n
                     largement of Interlocking plant.            East Dottol1ls. Kansas City.
                                                                                                                                                    (Il
Oct. 16 ...... c\ppUcaUon of Kansas Oity Terminal Ry. ·Co. For const.ruc1.10n of additional track and tori Orller Issued Oct. 27,1914.               ttl
                   for construction of additional track and   cnlargClllcnt of exlsting Int<'rloddll&                                               ;II
                   for clllargement of existing InterloekJng  plant of IL C. Terminal Hy. at nlg 111110.                                            <:
                                                                                                                                                    .....
                   plant.
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Oct. 16         . AppUcatloll of '\'abash and Receiver for For authority to const,rnct and oporate spurl Order Issued.Oct. 22, 1914.                ttl
                     authorlty to construct and operate spur  track across public highway In Olny
                     track across public hlghway In Clay      County, near South Liberty.                                                           n
                     County ncar South Liberty..         •                                                                                          o
Oct. 19         1 In the matter of the suspenslon and Investl-I Su;penslon of rates and charges of St. .Joseph I Pending.                           ~
                     gation of certaln rates and charges of St.      Gas Co.                                                                        ~
                                                                                                                                                    .....
                     Joseph Gas Co.            -                                                                                                    til
                                                                                                                                                    til
Oct. 19 .•.... \ Application of the City o(Cabool for exten'l For extension of Main Street, Cabool, aveI'I Pending.                                 .....
                    sian of Main Street ovor tracks of St. L.·   tracks of Frisco R. R.                                                             o
                    &S. F. R. R.            .
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Oct. 26 .••... Al'pllcation of L. F. lIIoore et a1. to sell and Transfer at Laelede Telephone Exchange, andl Order Issued Nov. 10, 1914.
                   A. E. Welty to purchase Laclede Tele-           for execution of mort,gage for dcf,'rrcd
                   plJolle Exchange and to execute a mort-         pa)'ments.
                   gage for deferred payments.               .
Oct. 27 •...•. 1 Application of Robt..WlJitloek ot aI. for salo! For transfer of Bourbon Telephono Co. to      n.J    Order Issued Nov. 5, 1914.
                    of Bourbon Tclepbone Co. to R. R. Hew-          R. Howard et al.
                    ard ot al.
Oct. 28 ..... '. c\llplicatlon of K. C. S. Ry. for permlsslon to For alteration oflnterlocklni plant at cro,;,lngl Order Issued Oct. 28,1914.
                      make certain alt-erations in its interlock-    of tracks of K. O. S. nnd ::\fel,rOI",lltl\ll
                     ing plant at cros,ing of its tracks and         Street Ry. in Kansas Olty.
                      track, of ::I!ctropolltan Street R)". In Kan-
                     sas City,
      Date, 1914."                        Name.                                            Subject.··    "._," ...                              Disposal.

    o«:=t:   29·.' ....... ApPlication of OH;y Water Co:of Sedalia: for For Increase of water rntes In Sedalia b)' Cltyl P,mdlng.
                              ordN authorizing Increase ~n rates.          Wator 00.     .                    .
    Xov. 5            . Appllentlo'n of 'cleo. H. Fellers to'sell and W. Transfer of Brashear Telephone Exchange.              Orderlssued Nov. 5,1914.
                           J. l\reC[a~' to buy Dl'llsIJear'Telephone                                                                                              V':l
                            Exchange.    .'       .'   ,..."'                                                                                                     t::1
    l\·OV.   5       . Appl[callonof American T. & T. Co. ofN. Y., For leasing of long distance telcphone Unes\ Ordcrlssued Nov. 5, 1914.                         n
                                                                                                                                                                  0
                          t,l", Amcrican T. &.T. Co. of Mo. and lifo.
                          .";; Kansas Telephone Co. for leasing of
                          long distance lines and circuits in Mis-
                          sourI.    ".'.                .
                                                                      and circuits In Missouri.
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    Xov. 5           . ,\ 1'1'1Ica1l0n o(Amcrican T. & T. Co. ofN. Y., For lonsing of long dlst.:>uce telephono IInC'sl 01'<1(,1' issued Nov. 5, 1914.
                             t·he American· T.·& T. Co. Of IUo., and         a ad circuits In lIflssourl, ,  .
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                             Southwest.ern T. & T. Co. for leasiull of
                             long ;iistance lines and circuits in l\Ussourl.                                                                                     c::
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    Xov. 9 ... " . In re sal~ b~' t,he Light. Power & J',flinufactur- Transfer of water s,·.. tem nt 'Villow Springs   I.,)!   Ordor Issued Nov. 9,1914.         t'"
                       ing 00. of It-s Interest in· the water system     city of Willow Springs.
                       at wmow Springs to the city of "'ilIow                                                                                                    ~
                           SpdllgS.                                                                                                                              t::1
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    Ko•. 10 ...... In tho maU.cr of a..ccrtoiuing the .aluation of Valua tlou of City Water
                       IJlO City Watcr Co. of Sedalia, Mo.
                                                                                                  Co. of Sedalia.              Pending.                          0
                                                                                                                                                                 ::::l
    XOV. 13 •.•... In the lllnl-icr of the suspension and investiga- Suspension of o. B. & Q. TnI'lli' P. S. O. 11£0.1 Peilding.
                       tiOn of C. B. & Q. R. R. Co.'s Tariff P. S.      No. 1,';0. COYl'rlng commodity ral<',S In
                                                                                                                                                                .'"
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                       C. 1110. No. 150, cO"oring commodit~'            Missouri.                         .                                                      0
                           ralc", between poluts In l\fissourl.                                                                                                 :;s
    Nov. 13 •••.• - In t.110 matter of the sllspl'nslon and investiga- SuspC'ns[on of W. H. Hosmor's Suprolcmcnt 351 rending.
                         tion of Sup. 35 to Agent ·W. H. Hosmer'S          (0 P. S. O.Mo.. No.8.                                                                ~
                         P. S. 0 .. 1110. ~o. 8.    .." - .                                                                                                      t::1
    Nov. 17 .. "•... Al'plleotlon of Fred and Gerty Goeller to sell For transfer of part of wlephone plant             at.l Order!ssued Nov. 21.1914.           >
                                                                                                                                                                :;s
                         and A. C. Luccl,cnbol! to buy ten-            An.~·Ie.                                                                     .
                         c1ewuths of the telephone systc'm at                                                                                                   ......
                         AI'l;r1c. Mt.. ..; _.   .•.. :." .                                                                                                     <a
                                                                                                                                                                ......
    !'\ov. 18 •. "•... Appllcatlon or"Scott Oounty for permission to For public road"erassln!: over tracks of Frls.       I Pandlng.                            'f>--
                          open public road crossing at J',femlc)"s •      co R. R. at l\f()nlIL'~"s Switch.
                          Switch a\'or tracks of Frisco R. R.
Kov. 21. ..•.. AppUe"t\on of' Fa1"mers Telephone ," Co.             ot   FOI' (ronsfor of td"l'Il~ne property of TIl... 1Ordcrfssued Nov: 23,1914.
                           Harrlson County to purchase and The
                           Mutual Tcl"phollo Co. of Harrison Coun·
                           t.S 10 ~~ll t<'lcphone rranchises, switch-
                           1,0llrds, etc.
                                                                             ]lfut.nal Tcl~l'hollo Co. of Harrt~on
                                                                             County.
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   Dnto, 1914.                             Kame.'                                          _!luI,j"ct.                                     • D[."posal.        >Po.
                                                                                                                                                              o
 Nov. 21. .... , Appllcatlon of FnrmcrB Telephone 00. ofl rncronso nnd c.tnbllshcmnt of tdophnno ral'OS! Pend[n g.-,
                    J[£Irrlson County for Increase of renl,nl  nf Fnrmers Tulc!lhnllO 00. In JInrrlson            •
                    rates at certain places and for establish- County.                                      _      _
                    ment Of rates £It certaIn placos.
 Nov. 23         . Appllcatlon of Hugh T.' Jones and S. 'V. For eonstrucf.lon and oporntlon ot plpo unos'l O'rder lSSHed Nov. 30,1914•..
                      Fickle for order authorIzing them to nc- . etc., to transport gag to Parkvlllo, ]\10.         •      - •
                      (Iulre and malnlaln pipe lines for trans-                -      ~                     ,~ :..
                      portatlon of gas to Park,'il!e, Mo.
 Kov. 25 .....          Tn tho mat,l,cr of Water Corporations nnd Annual reports ot'Vater Oorpornt.lon••                    Order Issued Nov. 28, 1014•.      "V
                        :\IunlcllJalitlcs making and flUng Annual l~o·                                                                                        C·
                            port••                                                                                                                            ttl
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 Nov. 25            1   In the matter of EkctrJcal Corporations findl Anmml roports of Electrical Corpornf.lons.            Ordcr Issued Nov. 28, 1914.
                            MunIcipalitIes making and llling Annual                                                                                           (J
                            RCl)Orts.
                                                                                                                                                              (1:1
 Nov. 25         . In t,he mal,wr of Gas Corporattons and "'Iu-J ..\nnunl RC]lorls of GM Corpornllons.                      Order iswed Nov. 28,1914.         r.J
                       nlclpaJitlcs making and tiling Annual Ro-                 .                                                                           ;:::l
                       ports.                                                                                                                                 -<
                                                                                                                                                              .....
 Nov. 25 ... _ .. In tho matter of HeatIng Corporations andl Annual RCjlorls of lIeallnH C.,rjlornllons.                                                     (')
                                                                                                                           Order Issued Nov. 28, 1014.
                      I11unlclpalltles making and tiling Annual         '                                                                                    r.J
                      Reports. _          '      ' .
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 Nov. 28         ! Appllcatlon of Mo. Union Telephone 00. tal Transfer of Urlch Telophone CO.
                         ,   purchase and of UriCh Telephone Co. to
                                                                                                                           Order Issued Nay. 28, 1914.       o
                             sell the property of the Urich Telephone                                                                                        ~
                             Co.           .                                                                                                                  ~
                                                                                                                                                           ......
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 Nov. 28 .. ,.,.1       ~:Iattcr  of Investigation and suspension ofl SuspcnslonofR. R.rates.                               Pending.                         (fJ
                             schedules and tarlffs containing now In-                                                                                        ....
                             dividual and jolnt rates and charges, etc.                                                                                      o
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                                                                            .\

 Dec. 22         1      Appllcation of CraWford Co. to cross St. L. GradO crossing.                                        Pending.
                           .'< S. F. R. R. at grade at the I\fer:ullec
                                                                                                                                                  "
                           River on the Steeh'We and Cuba Publici ''':
                           Road.
. Dec. 23 •. " ... In the matter of the Investigation imd sus- Suspension of e1ectrlc rntes at Dexter.                     Pending.
                       pension of rates. charges and regulations
                       of tho Mo. Publle Utilities Co., at Dexter.
                       Mo.
Dec. 24. , ...... J Application of C. F. Lee to sell and J.
                             ~~el'f;m~oE~~&r~n(S:':~t
                                                                  H'I
                                                    w~~~eJ;a~'t-tr~~nt
                                                                         For t,rnngfer of Imlf Int,cr"sl. In Homo Et"cl.rlc] PendIng.
                                                                           Comran~' at KN F'-:lllklin.
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  APPENDIX E.


Informal Complaints.·



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. Date, 1914.                                1"nme.                                 Subject.                                            Disposal.


Jan.   1, ... , , .1 D. J. O'nrlen,                              Trains to Wast Chester.                            Regular train servlce given.
                                  v.
                          a. O. N. ny,
Jan.   3.... , .. 1 Cltl7,cns ot Trask.                          Agency at Trask,                                   Complainant asked to IIle formal cOIT'plalnt.
                                  v.                                                                                                                                ro
                                                                                                                                                                    e
                          FrIsco R. R, Co,
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Jan.   3.. , •. ,.\ Ed. Drown,                                   Falluro to proylde load Ins trac1< at WO:l·rll·.1 Oloscd--othcr accommodations provided.           ....
                                                                                                                                                                    ('l
                                 v..
                          Mo. Pac. Ry.                                                                                                                              u:l
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       3., . , , , .1 Sullenger &_ Son,                          Remoyal of Train ::-0. I, dlle <It Orrick at       Adjusted bs stopping Train No.7.                ~
Jan.                                                                                                                                                                <:
                                  v.                                5:35 A, M,                                                                                      ....
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                          Wabash R. R.
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Jan.   3 ....... 1 o. O. Debnke.                                 Removal of train leavlns St. Lonls at 11 :30 !Colllplainant advised to Ille fOrInal complaint.     ()
                                  v.                                P.M.                                                                                            o -
                          Frisco R, R. 00.                                                                                                                          is::
                                                                                                                                                                    is::
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Jan.   3 ... , , .   ,I Durt Cline.                              Insanitary condItion of Union depot at I Matters corrected. _                                      1Jl
                                   v.                                Novada.                                                                                        ....
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                          lifo, Pac, and M. K. &.   'f.   Ry~.                                                                                                      o
                                                                 Blocking of Wcod St, t.llrough fnllllre to pro-   I Adylsed   to file formal complaint,
                                                                                                                                                                    ?:
Jan.   3, ...... J O. H. Payson, Mayor of Macon,
                                  v.                                 vide crossing underneath t,mcks.
                          Wabash R. R. Co.

Jan.   3 ....... 1 Citizens of Keota,                            Lack of depots along rIght-of-way.                 Wa.lt.lng rooms provided at Keota. and
                            v..                                                                                          Shaft 66; new passenger cars put
                   Mo, &. La. R, R. Co.                                                                                  In service and ncw time card arranged.

Jan,   3 .. , .. ,   .J   Publlc Bonica Commis~lon,              Overcharge In Mat farC, W·arrclls1.mrg to! TarUI' amended.
                                  v.                                 J clTerson 01 ty.
                          Pullman Car 00.
.:
      Date, 1914,'        I.'              'Name.                                          " Subject.                                              Dlsp~sa.l.



     Jan.    5, .. : .. : Frank RobInson,                                Ratos for local son'lce and dls('.rllllll1atlon.   S'ltisfnc(,ori!y adjusted.
                                   v.
                          Sout.ll1~egtorn T. &. T. Co.


             ~ .......I'c.'c. Webb,
                                                                                                                                                                                (/)
     'Jan.                                                               Overcharge In passonscr fare.                      Overcharge refunded.                                t'l
                                    v.                                                                                                                                          n
                            Frisco R. R. Co.
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             5., ..... 1 Delbert S. Wontzlick,                           Failure to pro\ide watcJlllJan I,el,wecn 7 P.I ""atchman placed, as requested.
     Jan.
                                     V.'                                     ]\f. and 7 A. 111. nt Old lIialJclJrst~r                                                               >-
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                           Mo. Pac. Ry. Co.                                   Road CrossIng, Ellendale.
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                                                                                                                            Closoo-Proper rate assessed.
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     Jan.    5 .... "    .1 Meyer-Morfeld-Milling Co.•                   O.orcharge on    COM.                                                                                  >
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     Jan.    5, ...... 1 J. B. Spurlock,                                 O"orchnrge In passQngor fare, lIinnsllold tol Int!!rstate--Commlsslon. no jurisdiction.                    >a
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                           Fd~co   and C. B.   &;   Q. R. Rs.                                                                                                                   ~
     'Jan.   '1.......1Peerless v. Co.•
                                TransIt                                  JoInt rates.                                       Tr~nsfcrred        to format docket, Case 424.          ':j
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     Jan.    8•.•..     :,1 A ,"ory Drown; et., lU.,                     Depot   tacll~tJo.; nnd   ogont at Bangert.        Box   ClU'   depot supplied.
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     "Jan,   ''1·,.·,.~,.1 O. n. T'ldd, ct. al., .                       Passenger Rnd troIgbt trnln sCl'Ylce at Clifton I RC'sullU' service furnIshed.
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     Jan.                 1
             8: ..".... Clli 1-01lS 'or G nlena.                         .I'asscnsE!I' lind frelgbt trnln son'le(' at Galena.1 Droppod by co.mplalnants.
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  Dato, 1914.                              Name.

                                                          Deinu~ra",e.                                      DroPPE?d by complaInant.
 Jan.    8.. : .... 1 John F. Doty,
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                     O. ·R.· I. &' P.Ry.
                                                                                                            Droppod by complalnant. ___
 Ja",.   8        . Wlnkelniann     Brothe~s,             Refusal to return p"pors.
                        .      v •.
                     C. ·B. &. Q. R. R.
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 Jan.. 9....... 1 F. M. Gl11en, City Clerk,               Wator servlco at r,,!rco City.                    Refund of $9.00 paid by defendant.            c:
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                              v.
                     :lUss Ida M. Purdy.                                                                                                                  t:
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                                                          Dlscdmlnatlol\ In wn(l'r rates.                   Ad,'!scd to file formal complaint.
 Jan.    9....... 1 ~{allt-Reitb Shoe Co.,                                                                                                                (/)
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,Jan.
                    West St. Louis Water &. LIght Co.

         9 .. '.' ... 1 B. C. Dooley,
                              v.
                                                          Refusal to return :!'-lO.OO deposit:              No Jurlsdlction---complatnt arisIng' before
                                                                                                               organization of tbls Commission.
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                     UnIon E. L. & P. Co.                                                                                                                 (')
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                                                          Fallure to pay commission on long distancel Matter adjusted.

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         9... _... J Adams Telepbone Co.,
 Jan.
                            v.                                business.                                                                                   ~
                     Mo. & Kansas Telephone Co.                                                                                                           [ /J
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 Jan.    9....... 1Judge Wm. S. ~yram;                    Physical connectIon between telephones atl Advised to Ille       rOrJ~al complaint..            (3
                              y.                            . Harrlsonvllh:.    •                                                                         ~
                     Cass County Telephone Co., et. al.
                                                          Refusal to furnish sen"lcc..                      Addsed to file formal complaint.
 Jan.    9 ... _: .. ) J. W. Me.Colgan, ct. aL,
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                               v.
                       Soul.hwostorn T. & T. Co.

         9 ....... 1 G. P. Jones &: Co.,                  Overchargo on' olls, St. Louis to Sto. Gene-I Dropped by complainant'-
 Jan.                                                          vlo,·o.                              .
                             v.
                     Frisco R. R.
        Date. 1914.                                     Name~                                                              Subject.                                                                          Disposal.
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 <:> Jan.        10          1 Thessen     &. Co.,                                                'Ylre. O. L.,     r . . ll11syh·anla                  points to Harts-f Dropped by complainant.
'I                                         v.                                                          burg.
            '.               I U. K. &. T. Ry. Co,_

                                                                                                  Qyerc!l:ugo on hrlck.                                                                Tr:m5ferred to formal docket, Case NoA 24.           r.n
       Jan. 10               1   K. C. Bunding Supply Co.,                                                                                                                                                                                  m
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       Jan. 10....               Rrcnt W,lttaIm<.                                                 Through tkkets to ""nbash points.                                                    Through tariffs provided.
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                                 C. &. A. R. R. Co.                                                                                                                                                                              '..
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                                                                                                  Rate                 slIo 51:1'-e5, Kansas City to J Proper rate collected.                                                               c:::
       Jan. 12               1 James Stark,                                                              Oil COIlH'llt
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       Jan. ]2               1 Chas. E. lIIo'b'an,                                                SlngIl'lIl! pool 10 bo Jllk-d In at Taskee, Mo. 1 Pool filled and nuisance abated.                                                        "C
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                                 Frisco R. R. Co.                                                                                                                                                                                           :::a
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       Jan. 12               \ A. H. Kent,                                                        Jncr"nsc of r""h1<'nl lc1<'phonc rates.                                             I Reinstatement of old rate-saUsfaelory.              "'l
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                                 S. W. T. & T. Co.
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       Jan. 13....•.. 1 1'I!arShall Produce Co.;'                                                 Concentration IlCh-Jll'SGS on eg~s ~cstlned                                       tol Jllterstata--:-ho jurlsdiqtlon.                     t:;1
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                        C.' &. A. R. R. Co.                                                                                                                                                                                                 .......
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                                                                                                  Agent at 1\II\COlU~                                                                   Ad,ised to tile formal complaint.
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       Jan. 13               . J. D. ncy'nolds:                              ....~   ~ '~:
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       .Jan. 13...- .... ClIas', L.'Holland;
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Jan: 13                  1H. G. 'Wilson, Transpor'tatlon Commlssloner,l Team track   ~torago chnrgos.               Transferred to formal docket, Case 113 at al.
                              K.O.,
                                  v •.
                          C. R. I. & P. Ry. Co.

Jan.   1~ . .'   ..... 1 J. A. Richardson,                            Receiving shipments blll(ld In 'orror,        He-routlng arranged.
                                 v.
                         M. K. & T. Ry.                                                                                                                             "'d
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                                                                       DiscriminatIon In contrnct for drug ~torel Ad\iscd to fll~ formal c~rnplalnt.                tl:l
Jan. 14.•..... 1 O. J. Krummenacher,
                         v.                                                pay stn.Llon.                                                                            ...
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                 S. W. T. & T. Co.                                                                                                                     •            ifl
Jan. 14.... _. _, The Pllrlrlo all & Gas Co.,                         Overcharge on chats.                          Interstate-no jurisdiction.                     tl1
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                                                                      Oil rlltes frOID Ol<IJ.borna.                 I. C. C. granted defendant right to violate
Jan. 14....... \ Bell Oil Co.,
                                  v.                                                                                    4 th section an d charge higher raUl for    n
                          M, K. &T. Ry.                                                                                 ah orter than longer haul.                  o
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Jan. 15...•... 1 Dennis M. Sclvally,                                  RaUl on grllveJ.                              Closed---<:rusbed rOCk rate applied to chats.   ~
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Jan. 15., ..•.. j HO~.          Lon V. Stephens.                      Senice and conditions on Doom-lila ornnch.1 Closed-satIsfactory service arranged.             Z
                                  V.
                          I\:Io: Pac. Ry. Co.
Jan. 15....... \ Clayton Drug Co.,                                    Unsatisfactory dIrect servlco to St. Louis.   COrrected and satisfactlon acknowledged.
                         v.
                 S. W. T. & T. Co.

                                                                       Delay to traIn, aCCount of,swltchlng.        Order issued for switching to be hurried and
Jan. 16.- ..... 1 Wm. Horn,
                          'Y.                                                                                           connec(,ion made at Rich Hill.
                  Frisco R. R.
 Date, 1914.                              Name.                                    Subj('('t.                                         Disposal.


Jan. 16            1 Beynen Coal Co.,                          Bunching c...rs.                                    Law explained. as requested.
                                v.
                      Railroads.
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                                                               Service of faru}('r liu<'s hC1t,w('ell Vl,'HIla. alldl Dropped by complainant.                           t'l
Jan. 16......• t PIoneer Telephone Co.•                                                                                                                                 n
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                      Farmer Lines.                                                                                                                                     Z
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                                                                                                                   Transferred to formal docket.
Jan. 17            1 Enterprise Telephone Co.,
                            ·v.
                                                               Tell circuit fadlltl('s at PlIot (';rO\·e.
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                      M. K. & T. Co.                                                                                                                                    Z
Jan. 17.: ..... 1 Enterprise Telephone Co.,                    Long dlstanco s'''n'ko nt nOC'llyllle.              Transferred to formal docket.                        ~
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                                v.
                      M. & K. Tel. Co.                                                                                                                                  ~
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Jan. 17            1 I'ublJe   Ser\'Ic~ Commission,            Telephono ratl's nt   Y('r~"ml's.                   Tran,r"rreu to formal doeket--Oase Ko. 398.          "0
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                      E. M. Carter.                                                                                                                                     ~
Jan. 17           :.1 Aheles &   Taussig,                      Rate ou ties.                                       Overcharge adjusted.                                 "':I
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                      Frisco R. R. Co.

                                                                                                                   Interstate--no jurisdl.ctlon.
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Jan. 17            1 Mutual Oil Co:~                           Rate on all.                                                                                             t'l
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                      M. K. & T. Ry. Co.,
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Jan. 19           1R.    A. Knapp,                             StoppIng traIns at Ironton.                        Request granted..
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                      St. L. 1. M. & S. Ry.

Ja~.; ~g ......   J   F.crsuso~.~ VIckers,
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                                                               Overcharge on :Ippks for Illtcrbt... t.o df'"tlna-I JlIf<'rst.'l.tc-no
                                                                   tlon.                                      .
                                                                                                                                         jurisdiction-request     for
                                                                                                                        !'0rll1lsslo11 to make reparation filed ",Ith
                      .Frisco R. R. 00.                                                                                 1. O.. C .
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 Date. 1914.                            ]'\ltme:


Jan. 19         1 Louis Teuscher. -
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                                                        Unsatlsractory local Bcrdce.                  1) djus!,oo.
                               v.:
                     S. W.   T.   &T. Co..

Jan. 19        :j    A. W. Groves.                      Complaint of wood ratcs as compared with I Droppcd by complalnant.
                             v.                            coal.
                     Railroads.
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                                                        Refusal t-o haudle free "return empty" ,vaterl Advised to file formal complaint.                       C
Jan. 20....          Frederick L. Tbornton;                                                                                                                    I:l:l
                                                            bottles.
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                     Wells. Farg~ &' Co. Expross.
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                                                        1)nncccssaQ' delay In IWl1<1l1Jlg I1ve stock. 1 No   jurisdiction          o'ver loss   and   damage   [/)
Jan. 19         1     Rumans & Fisher.                                                                                                                         t:l
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                                                        cioolns' of stailon at Hutton Vullcy.          Sta lion re,?poned:--
Jan. 20         1 H. H.                                                                                                                                        r.l
                               v.
                     Frisco R. R. Co.                                                                                                                          n
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Jan. 20         1 Fogle & Fogle,                        Rate on ;heat.                                 Rato furnished. as requested.                           ....
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                     Wabash R: R. Co.
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Jan. 20         1     ThO Republican. Capo Girardeau,   Class rates slnce 1910:                        Complaint satlsfied.                                    o
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                      Frisco R. R. Co.
                                                        Demurrage.                                     Dropped by complainant.,
Jan. 20         1 Bertrand Mercantile Co.,
                               v ..
                     St. L. I. M. & S. Ry.
                                                        Change or switchboard service.                 nismlssed~nQ jurisdiction.
Jan. 20         1 Richards Telephone Co.,
                             v.
                      Round Top Telephone Co.
                                                                                                                                    Suhject.                                        Disposal.
      Date, 1914.   C,   I                                Name.

                                                                                             Free telephone ser>:ice In R. R. 8(.'1(.1on5.                         Defondant notified free ,service not; per-
  .Ja,:. ,21. .... " J LIberty Telephone Co.• ,"                                                                                                                       mltted under P. S. C. Law.
                               v. "
                       Clay County Telephone Co.                                                                                                                                                                          en
                                                                                                                                                                   Advised to file f9rmal complaInt.                      t:l
  .Jan. 21               j James Keller,                                                     Rates for llght sen ice at Slkes(on.·                                                                                        n
                                     v.
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                             Missouri Public Utilities Co.                                                                                                                                                                t:l
  .Jan. 21.              J W. C. l\fauplri, Steinmetz, Mo.,
                                        v.
                                                                                             Discrlmlnat,ion In rates tbrollgll Glasgowl Rural ser~lco rate reduced.
                                                                                                 Exchange.
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                             S. W. T,     &    T. Co.                                                                                                                                                                     Z,
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 Jan. 21.                1 Abdercro,mbie   St~ne Co.,                                        Meter charges under ordlni)llCO                        ~o.   :lMI5.   Closed under stipulation.                        ,~
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                             St. .Joseph Water Co. -                                                                                                                                                                      ~
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                                                                                                                                                                   Dropped by compialoant.                                "C
 Jan. 22                 1 E. E. Randall.                                                    Rate on manure.                                                                                                              o
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                             Frisco R. R, Co.                                                                                                                                                                             ~~
                                                                                                                                                                   Informatlon furnished and case closed.                 "%j
                                                                                             Grain rates on grain products.
  .Jan. 22               \ Gelsslog :Mfg. Co.,                                                                                                                                                                            o
                                        v.                                                                                                                                                                                :J:l
  ~                          :'>1:0, Pac. Ry. Co.
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                                                                                             Discontlnuance of sonice U,ro\)gh Tlp(on Ex·! Closed-no adjustment.                                                          t:l
  Jan. 22                1Adams      Telephone Co.,
                                                                                                 change.'                              .                                                                                  >-
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                             Latham Telopho.ne Co.                                                                                                                                                                        ......
                                                                                             .con~truction of rule, 71., clrcular ~.                               Information furnIshed for claIm pui-poscs-             r.o
  Jan. 23'               . Kansas City Bundlng Supply Co.,                                                                                                             :r.fo. Pac. 'accepts and will refund.
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                         . Delt LIn; Storag~ & Warohouse Co.•
                                                                                             M~nthly bill,:..' :'          ...
                                                                                                                            .....                                  Xo overcharge.
. Jan. 23
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Jan. 23....... 1 w.    E.   Dunca,n. Mayor    of Newburg,       Electric sen'Jee.                                New rulos governing sorvl co ftlod.
                               v.
                   Newburg E. L. &. P. Co.

Jan. 24 ....... 1 St. Joseph Commercial .Club, .                Classlllcntlen on concrcl,e plpo.                Advised to file formal complaint.
                               v ..
                   Western Classification.

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Jan. 24 .. .... M. Z. JoachIm.
                               v.
                                                                Space for loading t1o.s at Vcr"'llllcs.          Loading spaoo furnished.
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                   C. R. I. & P. Ry. Co.                                                                                                                      t""
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Jan. 24....... J Schreiber Hay &. GraIn Co.•                    Rates on graIn. Omaha t,o l\LK. &. T. polnt,s.llnterstato--no jurisdiction.                   Ul
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                 1\1. K. &. T. TIy. Co.                                                                                                                       ::IJ
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Jan. 24....... Citizens of West Alton.                          Depot conditIons at ',cst Alton.                 Transferred to formal docket. Case No.       C'l
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Jan. 24....... JIhll111elberger-Harrlson Lumber Co.,            FrcJght aud sw!tchlng rates at Kansas City.] Advised to flle formal complaInt.
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                   Frisco R. R. Co.                                                                                                                           til
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Jan. 24 ....... , J. D. Gerlach.                                Rates on canned goods-state and lnter.[ Authorities 101 and 105 Issued permltt.lng            o
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                   1\10. Pac. and St. L. 1. M. &. S. Rys.
                                                                    stato.                                  reductIon of rates, as requested.                 :z:
Jan. 24....... J T. E. Smith,                                   Rate on H. H. Goods,           Clay C<'uter tal Advised proper rate, as requesUld.
                              'll •                                 Springfield.
                . FrIsco R. R.

Jan. ?4....... j   Ci~lzcns    of Senath,                       Unsatisfactory passcngcr .cn"lce.               Transferred to formal docket, Case No. 340.
                              v.
                   Frisco R. R.
     Date, 1914.                            Name.•                                                          Subject.                                              Disposal.


 Jan. '24.•... , .1 Citizens of Senath,                                              Unsatlsfactor:r telophone sorylca.                      T~aDsfer~cd to fo~mal docket. 'Case No. 341.
                              v ..
                    SOllthwcste~n         T. & T. Co.                                                                                                                                        U'J
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 .Tan. 26..... ,., R. H.     Ga~~ett,                                                R:ltos on   co~n•                                       lnterstatlr-no jurisdiction.                    n
                              v.                                                                                                                                                             o
                    :II. K, & T. Ry.                                                                                                                                                        @
 Jan. 26•..... ,I R. H, FHe, Mayor of !\ra~ionviUe,
                              v.
                                                                                     Charge for cCn\('nt sldowalk.                           A djusted a nd case closed.
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                    F~bco    R. R. 00.                                                                                                                                                       Z
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 Jan. 26..• , ... 1 :llcCoy Tanner Realty Co.,                                       Llo;ht rates   fo~   building at Slkes\{ln.             Dropped by complainant.                         >
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                              v.
                    "rls,olU'i Public ,Utilities Co.                                                                                                                                         ~
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                   10. F. Sbafer,                                                    Exccssh'o tclepllOne rates at MaJt~ nend.               AdV:lsed to flle   fo~inal complaint.           '1:l
 Jan. 26                                                                                                                                                                                    o
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                    Tolephone Compa~es.                                                                                                                                                     ,:-:l
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                                                                                     E:tce"sslye telephono rates at JraN::L'lT.              Advl~ed   to ille f9rmal complaInt.             >::l
 Jan. 26           j W. T. Swope,                                                                                                                                                            o
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                    Tcl~l,bone Companies.
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 Jan. 26...••.. !lIfontgomery & Montgomery,.                                         EXC(lSslve t<'lcphollO rntes at ScdnJlI\, for O:<-! Advised to llIe formal complaint.                  til
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                    Tcl~l,hone       Companies.
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                                                                                     Unreasonable, rates,        ExC'clslor    Sl,dngs tol Advised to file formal complaint..               c.o
 Jan. 26           \ E. L. Morse;:                                                                                                                                                          .......
                                                                                         hansa.'> City,
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                    !lIo k I,ans: Telephone Co:
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 Jan. 26: ....•. 1Oh(lS. E. Golwrman.,·~
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                                                                                     R('(julrlng l):lrnwnt     or   ~Cl\t:ll ('.ha!'S<'s In nd-I Advised to tile formal complaInt.
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 Date, 1914.                                                                                       Suhjpct.                                                                 IV

Jan. 26.....   ,.1 Clark-WlIlJams Construction Co.,                            Rat·os '10 Le(~l. tr.xchallgo frorn Kallsas Clty.1 Advised matter now before CommIssion In
                                  v, . .                     _         .                                                              Case No. 32.          ~
                    Mo. k. Kansas Tclcpbone Co•.. '...
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Jan. 26         1   "nssourl Electric, Gas' &. WaLer Co.,                      RMuctlon of '1uart,:r]y bill hpr_~us,~ of t,dlur..! Matter'adjusted and     c·as~·clo~od.
                                  v.                             • .              to furnish street l1gl,tlng aN\'lec during
                    City of CalnesVIllE.":                        ; "             1913.
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Jan. 26         1 Updike Grain Co., ..                                         Rates on I:rnln. Oma1la to ;:\llssllllrl 1'0lnls,I Inlerstato-nO j;,rl,dlctlon,              c::
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                    Rallm;;ds.
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Jan. 26         1   SOllthern SprUill Co..         ~y    ?Il£ark Summers,      Stopping hogs In (rallslt.                           Interstato-rcfcrred to I. C. O.         r./'J
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                    Frisco R. R. Co.
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                                                                               Charge for long car for 11"0 stock ",I"'n short! Dropped hy.complalnant.                     (')
Jan. 26         1   A. D.   }\f   urplly,
                                  v.                                               car was (lrdcrod.                                                                        r:I
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Jan. 27.: ..... 1 Hunklns-lVlIlIs Lime &. Cement Co.,                          R ern sal to ajl]lly long alld   ~hort   I,,"I dallscol Adjustpd and case closM.             E::
                                  v.                                                on ecm~nt.                                                                              E::
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                    Frisco R .. R. Co.'                                                                                                                                     fJl
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Jan: 27         1 J. H. Da \'ld500, ct. aI.,                                   Flag slop for lrnllls·l'\oS. 10 and 11 at GII·I Ad\'!sed to file formal complaint.           o
                              v.
                    C. &. A. R. R. Co..'
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Jan.. 28... '.... 1 Thos..J. Kewburg,                                          Refusal to settlo c1:.lm bccnuso not DIed) Interstato-no jurisdiction.
                              v.                                                   within tlmo Jtmlt.
                    :If. K. &. T. Ry. Co.

Jan. 28         1 BOIz.:lrcDrlde Cooperage Co.,                                Apl'lk,~(!on   of lumber rales on lumb,'r prod-I Advised to file formal complaint.
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                    Railroads.
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     Date. 1914.                                       Name.                                         Suhjcct.                                                 Disposal.

    Jan, 2!l.. :., .. 1 N. L. Jones,                                   Ra,te on hay.                                                    Overcharge adjusted but unable to lIllY
                                            v.                                                                                             claim as P. O. returns mall unclaimed.
    -, .               I   Frlseo R."R. Co.
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    Jan. 28,. i. , .. J. 1If. Fullerton,                               Train conncc(,\on at D(>lt.'1,                ~fo.               Trains will wait 20 minutes for conn('Ctlon.    ttl
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                           Frisco      &;    Iron "Ionntain RRs.                                                                                                                        Z
                      .I·clt~. of noonvllle,.
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    Jan. 28... , .,                                                    ncrll~al to l'"rmlt Enl~'rl'rbl' Tdl,'I'IHll1o Co.l Contracts closed for sen'lee desired..
                                      v.                                    to opera te In <Iopot.                                                                                      >-
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                           ~ro.    rae, n". Co.                                                                                                                                         Z
    Jan, 29... ,.,.1 John Clary,                                       Sand rales f,'om .\.hlaud.                                       Interstat<r:c-"dvised to flle witb 1. C. O.     c:
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                           C. D.•lo Q. and Wabash RRs.
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    Jan. 29....·..    ,I   J.   ]\f.   ~"nds. City Clerk of Na,'lor,
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                                                                       Repair of cros,lng In                  Na~'lor.                  Crossing mane satisfactory.                     ttl
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                       _ St. L. I. U. k S. Ry.                                                                                                                                          l:J:l
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    Jan.' 29... , ... 1J. S.Vnnderg-ritt.                              rrh·nt('l.cro~slug           :lor fnrIl1.   lh"~l.r EVl'r1on..   Crossing provided as requested.                 ":j
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     .,-                   Frisco R. R.' Co.                                                                                                                                            :J:l

 . Jan. 30             [ l<'. E. Rlnebart,-                            Track stor:.ge charge at l'dlnl\.                                Dropped by complainant.. -                      r<
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    Jan. 31.. -: .... ll\I<'I& :rc1ophone Co."
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- '·Feb. 2".,.,.1 W. G. Sa"]or,                                        Rato o~ 6orgllUm"nopklns, Mo. t-a nould........ ll?ropped by complalnant.-.
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           ~J. • • Adanls EXI,ro."S Co.                                  ,:'.L          \""   ...

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. Fob.   2....... f .W. A. Colllngs•                                   Rofusal to nllow usual dIscount for ll:l.yman!\ Bill paId ,after dIscount data; no discount due.
                                   v.                                      at hill,
                           K. C. Electric Light do.

 Feb.    2......      :1 H. E: DIlLck,                                 Overchargo on      eordwoo~.                      Drart for $12J3 paid complaInant.
                                   v.
                           M. R. &. B. T. Ry. Co.
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 Feb.    2....... 1 Cha!!o Canning,.                                   ]<'al1uro to pay   mnplo~'cs   seml-lllonthly.    Closed-all mall returned unclaImed.              c:
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                           C. G. N. Ry.                                                                                                                                   ...
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 Feb.    3..... '.:   .1 Jnteruaf.lonal Shoe. Co.•                     Falluro .to npply long and .hort hnul cln,,.el Defendant refused permIssIon to cancel
                                                                           on shlpn1l'llts or shoo findings.    .        long and short haul clause of Item
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                                   v.
                           M. K. &. T. Ry. Co.                                                                            1745, P. S. C. No. 89.                          ::0
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                                                                                                                         Adyl>cd to file formal complaInt.                ()
 Feb.    3             1   nutler County; by J. O. Chambers, COlint~'1 Dms for crossIngs.                                                                                 t::l
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                           St. L. 1. M. &. S. Ry. Co.                                                                                                                     o
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 Feb.    3             1 Kansas City Building Supply Co.,              Ovorcharge on brick, Oskaloos~ to Fortuna.       I Overcharge acknowledged,    and retund made.    i!::
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                           :'>10. PaciOc and K. O. S. Railroads..                                                                                                         .....
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 Feb.    4             1   Lorwood Cooperage Co.•                      Rate on ralls.                                   J Authority No. 117 Issued permitting reduc-      ~
                                   v.                                                                                          tion.
                           Frlsco and St. L. S. W. RRa.

 Feb.    5             1 ),rcCall &. Sawyer.                           Rate on petroloum.                                Refund of $1.17 acknowledged.
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                           C. B. &. Q. 'R. R. Co.

 Feb.    5             J JIhlllllelbergcr-ITarrlson Lumber Co.•        Rato on lumber.'                                  Closed-proper rate assessed.
                                   v.
                           Frisco R. R. Co.
                                                                                        Subject.                                              Disposal.
 Date. 1914.                                  Name.

                                                                                                                        J nt crstat&-n~ jurisdictIon'.
Feb.   6 .....   ,,1 F. J. YeU.lJr,                              Overchargo on granIte..
                                 v.
                       ;,\10. Pac. and 111. K. &. T. Rys.                                                                                                      (/J
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Feb: 6.....      ,.j S~. I"ouis Vinegar        & Cidor co.:      Hale   Oil   rellll'n0d ompt·y vinegar !>:lrrc-.1s.    '\lljustcd-case closed.                ()

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                       "'allasb R. R. Co.
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Feb.   6           1 Public Sen[co
                                  v.
                                            Comlll[~sion.
                                                                 n111{' rl!Qulrlnt:: clostng or side door of Ilwlll HilII' Issued as requested.
                                                                      Cars b30· ~tr('t't ra-i1wa:r ('Jllploy(\.~~
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                       :'>1<'lrc>l'olllan Street Ry.                                                                                                            Z
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Feb.   6 ... ,.,.\ Publle Sen'ico Commlsston,                    rro1<'ct!ou of crossIn!> at; ;\lart.lnshurg.           Alarm bell provided and case closed.   >
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                       ~Y"bash    n.   R.                                                                                                                      ::d
                                                                 Pro!('ct.!on of crossIng nt Ra)·town Rond,l Protection provided por suggestions made.         t<l
Feb.   6.".".! Public Sordeo Commission.                          . lIl'ar Leeds.              .                  •,                                           '1:1
                   I    v.
               :'10. Pac. Ry.
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                                                                 Protl'CUon of cro<sl"ss at Gillis nnd Fln<ll 'Yatc]lmen provided.                             v'"3
Feb.   6..•.... Public Sen'lco CommIssion.                            SIs.,    K'lllS3S Cl~y.
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                       K. C. S. R)'. 00.                                                                                                                       o
                                                                 St,rc-ct lights at crossings.                          Transferred to f(>rmal:,docket.        ::a
Feb.   6....... S. I. Major. Cit.)· Clerk. Leeton.
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                       C. R. I. & P. lind M. K. &. T. Rys.                                                                                                     ><
Fob.   6.: ..... Chilhowee Tclel'bono Co.•
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                                                                 FrC'O' If'J('l'honc s('n-Icc nt R. R. ~t"t.1ona.       Drol,ped by complainant.
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                       Farmers Tclop]lOne 00.
                                                                 J ml'~)I)('r ~:llf' of tkknl.. Chllll('()~h,: to M:I)·g.] Commission no jurisdiction.
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Feb.   6, .•.•..       Frank Dennot,                                                                                                                           (Q
                               v.                                      ,i Ie, and mlx,'d up b:l&S:4;O nt S~.                                                   ......
                       C. n. k Q. R. R. Co.' .                         Jo~C'ph. '\              _I.   -~                •
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Feb.   6 .....•.       l'it.. Louis Dressed Bcd k Produce Co.,   Ohargo on 11"0 stQck" nccouut          or \":ilU~     I F.:ql~.nse 'bill c