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Business of the Company. -- During the year ending June 30, 1890, the gross earnings of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company amounted to $26,405,708.35, an increase of $983,149.13 over the previous year. The operating expenses were $17,173,097.79, an increase of $624,712.38 over the previous year. The net earnings were $9,232,610.56, an increase of $358,436.75 over the previous year. The tons of freight carried were 9,292,992, an increase of 1,523,117 over the previous year. The number of passengers was 7,505,946.
Central Ticket Office. -- The central ticket office of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway is located at 207 and 209 Clark street, near the general Post Office. Here the visitor may purchase tickets to any point covered by this railway and its connections, secure sleeping-car berths and obtain all necessary information concerning the arrival and departure of trains, rates of fare, etc. Here, also, printed matter, containing general information regarding the line, time tables, etc., may be had free on application.
Condition of Tracks. -- The tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway are maintained at a high standard of excellence. Of the total mileage, 4,074.77 miles are laid with heavy steel rails, and 1,582.06 with iron. The road-bed is one of the best in the West. Trains on this line make fast time with perfect safety. The road has not had a serious accident on its lines for several years.
Depot. -- All trains of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway arrive at and depart from the magnificent Union depot, Canal and Adams streets, West Side, near the business center. Take Madison or Adams street car. Here every arrangement is made for the convenience and comfort of patrons. Large and elegantly furnished waiting rooms are provided for ladies and gentlemen. Attendants are always on hand to render any assistance necessary to women and children. Depot agents give all required information, and see that no mistakes are made by strangers in boarding trains. The depot is one of the most complete on the continent.
Equipment, Etc. -- The equipment of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company is modern and complete. Some of the handsomest vestibuled trains in the United States are run over this line. Some idea of the equipment may be formed from the following: Number of locomotives available for service, 776; passenger cars, 349; sleeping cars, 9; parlor cars, 9; dining cars, 10; baggage, postal, mail and express cards, 247; box cars, 15,648; stock cards, 2,499; flat and coal cars, 4,101; refrigerator cars, 468; road cars, 514. In addition to the above, Pullman's Palace Car Company controls and operates, on the lines of the company, 45 sleeping cars, in which the company owns a three-fourths interest.
General Offices. -- The general offices of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company are located in the Rand & McNally building, south side of Adams st., between LaSalle St. and Fifth ave., Chicago.
Passenger Department. -- As the visitor will have to do with the passenger department of this railway exclusively, it is suggested that, with reference to arrangements for special cars, special trains, the accommodation of large parties, the mapping out of special tours, etc., he call upon or communicate with Mr. George H. Heafford, General Passenger and Ticket Agent, General Offices, Rand & McNally building, on Adams, between La Salle st. and Fifth ave., Chicago.
Points Reached. -- In general the visitor will take the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway for all points in the West, Southwest and Northwest. Its lines gridiron the States of Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, while it makes connections at Kansas City, Omaha and St. Paul with the three great trans-continental routes of the North. Take this line for Milwaukee, Waukesha, Janesville, Watertown, Madison, and all the great summer, fishing and hunting resorts of Wisconsin; for St. Paul and Minneapolis, and all points on the Northern Pacific system; for the great wheat growing belt of the Dakotas, North and South, and all the thriving and interesting towns and cities in those new States. Take this line for Rock Island, Ill., for Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Council Bluffs, and all important points in Iowa. Take this line for Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., and all points on the Union Pacific system; take this line for Kansas City, Mo., and all points on the Kansas Pacific; for St. Joseph, Mo., and all points on the St. Joseph & Grand Island railroad; take this line for points in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Colorado, Utah, Northern California, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
Principal Officers. -- The principal officers of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company are: Roswell Miller, President, Chicago; Frank S. Bond, Vice-President, New York; E. P. Ripley, Third Vice-President, Chicago; A. J. Earling, General Manager, Chicago; W. G. Collins, General Superintendent, Milwaukee; P. M. Myers, Secretary, Milwaukee; F. G. Ranny, Treasurer, Chicago; John W. Cary, General Counsel, Chicago; John T. Fish, General Solicitor, Chicago; W. N. D. Winne, General Auditor, Chicago; E. Q. Sewall, Comptroller, Chicago; George H. Heafford, General Passenger and Ticket Agent, Chicago; George S. Marsh, Assistant General Passenger and Ticket Agent, Chicago; F. A. Miller, Assistant General Passenger Agent, Chicago.