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REPORTS OF DECISIONS
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
JANUARY 1, 1923, TO DECEMBER 31, 1923
Volume III (1923)
WILLIAM A. PRENDERGAST, Chairman
WILLIAM R. POOLEY
CHARLES VAN VOORHIS
OLIVER C. Semple
JAMES A. PARSONS1
CHARLES G. BLAKESLEE
1 Appointed May 15, 1923, vice Blakeslee, term expired.
The Opinions contained in this volume include such Opinions of the Public Service Commission during the year 1923 as were directed to be printed. There are also included here the orders of the Commission in Case No. 746, adopting new uniform systems of accounts for electrical corporations and gas corporations, together with the text of such new accounting system (pp. 327 and 453).
References to the matter following may be cited thus: Public Service Commission Reports, Vol. III (1923).
TABLE OF CASES REPORTED
Canandaigua, City of, v. Rochester Telephone Corporation [rates]. Canandaigua, Town Board of Town of, v. Rochester Telephone Corporation [rates] 282 Davis, Alfred C. et al. v. Pennsylvania Gas Company [natural gas rates]... Delaware and Hudson Company (investigation by P. S. C. of physical condition of equipment]... Freeport, Trustees of Village of, v. Nassau and Suffolk Lighting Company [gas rates]..
Avon, Village of, v. Pavilion Natural Gas Company [resumption of service].
Frost Gas Company [natural gas rates]
Hempstead, Town and Villages therein [gas rates].
Nassau and Suffolk Lighting Company [gas rates in Town of Hempstead and Villages therein].
Nassau and Suffolk Lighting Company, Complaint of trustees of Village of Freeport v. [gas rates]. Nassau and Suffolk Lighting Company, Complaint of trustees of Village of Rock ville Center v. [gas rates]. New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company [investigation by P. S. C.
of physical condition of equipment and as to service]..
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, Complaint of William W. Young v. [passenger train service in and between New York City and Westchester county].
New York Telephone Company [rates].
New York Telephone Company [transfer of local franchises to Rochester Telephone Corporation].
North Hempstead, Town of and Villages therein [gas rates]
Pavilion Natural Gas Company, Village of Avon v. [resumption of service].
Public Service Corporation of Long Island [gas rates in town of North Hempstead
Republic Light, Heat and Power Company, Inc. [natural gas rates]
Rochester Telephone Corporation [acquisition of local franchises of Rochester
256 253 282
Telephone Company and New York Telephone Company]. Rochester Telephone Corporation [construction, capital stock, etc.] Rochester Telephone Corporation, Complaint of City of Canandaigua v. [rates].. 282 Rochester Telephone Corporation, Complaint of City of Rochester v. [rates].... 282 Rochester Telephone Corporation, Complaint of Town and Village of Bergen v. [rates].. Rochester Telephone Corporation, Complaint of Town Board of Town of Canandaigua v. [rates]... Rochester Telephone Corporation, Complaint of Village of Brockport v. [rates].. 282 Rockville Center, Trustees of Village of, v. Nassau and Suffolk Lighting Company [gas rates]...
265 Young, William W. v. New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company [passenger train service in and between New York City and Westchester county] 230
STATE OF NEW YORK
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
OPINION OF THE COMMISSION
In the Matter of the Hearing, on motion of the Commission, as to rates, charges and rentals, and the regulations and practices affecting the rates, charges and rentals of the NEW YORK TELEPHONE COMPANY. [Case No. 377.]
Petition or Complaint of NEW YORK TELEPHONE COMPANY in respect to increasing rates, charges, tolls and rentals to be charged by it for telephone service in New York city. No. 7720.]
Decided January 25, 1923.
Eugene S. Wilson, John L. Swayze, Frankland Briggs, Charles T. Russell, and Edward Beattie, 15 Dey street, New York city, and James P. Hill, Norwich, N. Y., for the New York Telephone Company.
Charles D. Newton, Attorney-General, Thomas F. Fennell, Wilber W. Chambers, and Charles H. Dorn, Deputies Attorney-General, for the State of New York, and for the Municipalities of the State of New York, pursuant to Chapter 15 of the Laws of 1922.
Ledyard P. Hale, Counsel, Sherman C. Ward, Assistant Counsel; Dr. Milo R. Maltbie and James G. Wray for the Public Service Commission.
Dr. Milo R. Maltbie and James G. Wray for the City of New York, and for the Attorney-General of the State of New York.
John P. O'Brien, Corporation Counsel, and M. M. Fertig, Herbert S. Worthley, A. S. B. Little, and Harry W. Hertzoff, Assistant Corporation Counsels, New York City, N. Y.
Ambrose P. Fitzjames, Corporation Counsel, Amsterdam, N. Y.; William S. Elder, Corporation Counsel, Auburn, N. Y.; Gilbert V. Schenck, Corporation Counsel, Albany, N. Y.; Frederick C. Rupp, Deputy Corporation Counsel, Buffalo, N. Y.; Leon C. Rhodes, Corporation Counsel, Binghamton, N. Y.; John J. Donnelly, Corporation Counsel, Beacon, N. Y.; Justin V. Purcell, Corporation Counsel, Corning, N. Y.; F. D. Cribb, Corporation Counsel, Canandaigua, N. Y.; D. S. Dawson, Corporation Counsel, Cohoes, N. Y.; A. E. Nugent, Corporation Counsel, Dunkirk, N. Y.; Herschel L. Gardner, Corporation Counsel, Elmira, N. Y.; Wesley H. Maider, Corporation Counsel, Gloversville, N. Y.: Arthur J. Hammond, Corporation Counsel, Geneva, N. Y. (by W. P. Capes,