Railroad Interests

from
The San Francisco Bulletin
November 2, 1889
 


CHAIRMAN COOLEY THINKS THE
REGULAR FARES CHARGED ARE TOO BIG !

Chicago, November 2, 1889
Chairman Cooley of the interstate Commerce Commission has written a letter to Chairman Abbott of the Western States Passenger Association, saying that the extent to which free transportation is issued gives abundant reason to believe that the regular rates are fixed at too high a price.  The abuse of the privilege to give excursion rates he characterizes as a great wrong.  Judge Cooley adds: "When railroad companies thus so distinctly give the public to understand that their regular rates are more than a fair remuneration for the service performed for those who pay them, why should not the fact be stated with equal distinctness by the Commission in it's official Communications?


OFFICIALS RESIGN
(Special to the bulletin)

Cincinnati, November 2, 1889
Five upper officials in the chief offices of the Cincinnati, Rocking Valley and Huntington Railway have resigned because of a reduction in salaries.


ENGINEER AND CONDUCTOR INDICTED
(Special to the bulletin)

Chicago, November 2, 1889
The Grand Jury this morning returned an indictment for murder against Engineer Twombly and Conductor Buford of the crew having in charge the ill fated train on the Rock Island Railway which ran into a passenger train some time ago, Killing seven people.


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