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RAILWAY MILEAGE

of casualties, it appears that 1 out of every 486 employees was killed, and 1 out of every 30 employees was injured, during the year.

The railway mileage of the country, June 30, 1897, by States and Territories, was as follows:


State or Territory Mileage June 30, 1897
Official Unofficial Total
Mileage
Alabama 3,752.66 93.75 3,846.41
Alaska
Arizona 1,320.07 1,320.07
Arkansas 2,706.45 40.78 2,747.23
California 5,218.89 55.59 5,274.48
Colorado 4,535.09 37.10 4,572.19
Connecticut 1,009.05 1,009.05
Delaware 317.36 317.36
District of Columbia 29.75 29.75
Florida 3,127.85 55.00 3,182.85
Georgia 5,203.43 200.00 5,403.43
Idaho 1,106.91 1,106.91
Illinois 10,752.27 23.31 10,775.58
Indiana 6,383.25 1.00 6,384.25
Indian Territory 1,200.44 1,200.44
Iowa 8,508.98 1.87 8,510.85
Kansas 8,794.38 8,794.38
Kentucky 3,022.49 18.06 3,040.55
Louisiana 2,352.26 45.25 2,397.51
Maine 1,707.36 34.32 1,741.68
Maryland 1,253.19 88.06 1,341.25
Massachusetts 2,089.65 29.80 2,119.45
Michigan 7,808.42 133.75 7,942.17
Minnesota 6,198.10 6,198.10
Mississippi 2,565.77 29.00 2,594.77
Missouri 6,637.33 11.97 6,649.30
Montana 2,907.45 2,907.45
Nebraska 5,557.05 32.00 5,589.05
Nevada 908.37 908.37
New Hampshire 1.222.18 3.33 1,225.51
New Jersey 2,202.36 18.00 2,220.36
New Mexico 1,487.03 1,487.03
New York 8,131.07 12.88 8,143.95
North Carolina 3,500.48 34.00 3,534.48
North Dakota 2,547.00 2,547.00
Ohio 8,719.25 10.00 8,729.25
Oklahoma 454.20 5.00 459.20
Oregon 1,529.59 1,529.59
Pennsylvania 9,886.33 81.79 9,968.12
Rhode Island 220.56 220.56
South Carolina 2,596.82 33.50 2,630.32
South Dakota 2,782.58 16.84 2,799.42
Tennessee 3,009.96 82.00 3,091.96
Texas 9,503.53 61.40 9,564.93
Utah 1,415.84 1,415.84
Vermont 988.56 988.56
Virginia 3,574.95 70.60 3,645.55
Washington 2,691.08 138.70 2,829.78
West Virginia 1,070.27 10.00 2,080.27
Wisconsin 6,231.94 6,231.94
Wyoming 1,179.97 1,179.97
Official Unofficial Total Mileage
Grand total in United States 1897 182,919.82 1,508.65 184,428.47
Grand total in United States 1896 181,153.77 1,622.86 182,776.63
Grand total in United States 1895 179,175.51 1,481.96 180,657.47
Grand total in United States 1894 176,602.61 2,105.94 178,708.55
Grand total in United States 1893 170,332.30 6,128.77 176,461.07
Grand total in United States 1892 165,690.97 5,872.55 171.563.52
Grand total in United States 1891 164,602.79 3,799.95 168,402.74
Grand total in United States 1890 159,271.74 4,325.31 163,597.05

The "Railway Age" reports that the road construction for the year 1898 amounts to a total of 3018 miles, representing construction by 222 different companies. This is the largest road construction in any year since 1892, when 4191 miles of new road were constructed. The largest number of miles added to existing railroads in any one State was 250 in Minnesota and 124 in Maine. These are the only Northern States in which large enterprises were carried out during 1898. The only other Northern State showing any considerable extension is Pennsylvania, in which 105 miles were added to its railroad mileage. The other States showing any considerable additions are Texas, 183 miles; New Mexico, 103 miles; Louisiana, 158 miles; Arkansas, 157 miles; Alabama, 154 miles; Oklahoma, 147 miles; North Carolina, 122 miles; Missouri, 120 miles; California, 118 miles; and Georgia, 112 miles, fifteen Southern and Southwestern