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TOLL RATES BETWEEN CORAL GABLES AND MIAMI. For all messages, both ways, between Coral Gables and Miami, the following toll rates to apply:

Initial Initiat Overtime Overtime

Rate Period Rate Period Number-number service 10 cents 5 minutes 5 cents 3 minutes Particular person service.... 15 cents 3 minutes 5 cents 1 minute

Done and ordered by the Railroad Commissioners of the State of Florida, in open session at their office, in the city of Tallahassee, Florida, this seventh day of February, 1924.

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On the same day, similar toll rates were established for service between Miami and Hialeah and between Miami and Miami Beach, In re South Atlantic Telephone and Telegraph Company (No. 4257); also the same toll rates were established for service at Lemon CityLittle River, with a minimum guarantee of $10.00 per month, per station, for stations located in business establishments, and $5.00 per month, per station, for stations located in residences (No. 4258).

ILLINOIS.

Commerce Commission.

In re APPLICATION OF ALEXIS B. THIELENS, ADMR., TO SELL

AND THE ILLINOIS BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY TO PUR-
CHASE CERTAIN TELEPHONE PROPERTY.

Case No. 13606.

Decided December 11, 1923.

Sale and Purchase of Property Authorized.

OPINION AND ORDER.

Petitioners herein, Alexis B. Thielens, administrator of the estate of Hiram D. Wagner, deceased, and the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, a corporation, filed a joint application before the Illinois Commerce Commission on October 15, 1923, for approval of the sale by Alexis B. Thielens, administrator of the estate of Hiram D. Wagner, deceased, and the purchase by the Illinois Bell Telephone Company of certain toll line property in the counties of Peoria, Fulton and Knox in the State of Illinois, for the sum of $7,175 cash.

A hearing in the matter was held at the office of the Commission in Chicago on November 13, 1923, at which time Alexis B. Thielens, who had theretofore been appointed by the County Court of DeKalb County, Illinois, administrator of the estate of Hiram D. Wagner, deceased, appeared in behalf of the estate of Hiram D. Wagner, deceased, and H. G. Lankford, chief commercial agent for the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, appeared in behalf of the Illinois Bell Telephone Company.

The evidence offered shows that the Illinois Bell Telephone Company is a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Illinois and engaged in the business of rendering telephone service as a public utility within the State of Illinois; that Hiram D. Wagner, who

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died intestate on the twenty-second day of January, 1921, was, during his lifetime, the owner of certain telephone property consisting of toll lines from a point approximately 6 miles west of Peoria to the corporate limits of Yates City, through Canton and Farmington; that said property consists of a line of poles carrying telephone wires consisting of one copper circuit from Peoria to Galesburg, one copper circuit from Peoria to Canton, one iron circuit from Peoria to Canton, one copper circuit from Canton to Farmington, and one iron circuit from Farmington to Yates City.

The evidence further shows that subsequent to the death of Hiram D. Wagner and on, to wit, the first day of February, 1921, Alexis B. Thielens was appointed by the County Court of DeKalb County, Illinois, to the office of administrator of the estate of Hiram D. Wagner, deceased.

The evidence further shows that the said Alexis B. Thielens, administrator of the estate of Hiram D. Wagner, deceased, and acting for such estate, is now desirous of selling to the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, a corporation, and the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, a corporation, is desirous of purchasing from the estate of Hiram D. Wagner, deceased, the telephone toll line property hereinabove described; that the parties hereto have agreed upon a purchase price of $7,175 cash, based upon an inventory of the property to be so transferred.

The evidence further shows that the property described herein to be purchased and transferred consists entirely of toll lines, and that by reason thereof this hearing should not affect or involve the establishment of any rate for telephone service.

The evidence further shows that certain other telephone companies operating within the vicinity of the present location of the property described herein have access to, and connection with, the toll lines and circuits described herein, and that such use of, and connection with, such toll lines will not, by this purchase and sale, be interrupted or interferred with,

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The Commission having considered all of the evidence offered herein and having heard the statements of the representatives of the respective petitioners, and being fully advised in the premises, finds that the sale by Alexis B. Thielens, administrator of the estate of Hiram D. Wagner, deceased, and the purchase by the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, a corporation, of the property now owned by the estate of Hiram D. Wagner, deceased, and now operated as toll lines by the said estate, more particularly described as a line of poles from a point approximately 6 miles west of Peoria to the corporate limits of Yates City, through Canton and Farmington, and certain wires carried on such pole line and described as one copper circuit from Peoria to Galesburg, one copper circuit from Peoria to Canton, one iron circuit from Peoria to Canton, one copper circuit from Canton to Farmington and one iron circuit from Farmington to Yates, City, all within the counties of Peoria, Fulton and Knox in the State of Illinois, for the sum of $7,175 cash, will promote the public convenience and is necessary thereto, and that public convenience and necessity require that the Illinois Bell Telephone Company be authorized by the issuance of a certificate of convenience and necessity by the Commission to engage in the business of rendering telephone service by use of the toll lines described herein and located in the counties of Peoria, Fulton and Knox in the State of Illinois.

It is, therefore, ordered by the Commission, That Alexis B. Thielens, administrator of the estate of Hiram D. Wagner, deceased, be, and he is hereby, authorized to sell to the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, and that the Illinois Bell Telephone Company be, and the same is hereby, authorized to purchase from the estate of Hiram D. Wagner, deceased, in accordance with the petition filed herein, that property now owned by the estate of Hiram D. Wagner, deceased, and described as toll lines consisting of a line of poles from a point approximately 6 miles west of Peoria to the corporate limits of Yates City, through

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Canton and Farmington, and the wires carried upon such line of poles consisting of one copper circuit from Peoria to Galesburg, one copper circuit from Peoria to Canton, one iron circuit from Peoria to Canton, one copper circuit from Canton to Farmington and one iron circuit from Farmington to Yates City, all within the counties of Peoria, Fulton and Knox in the State of Illinois.

It is further ordered, That a certificate of convenience and necessity for the operation of the telephone toll lines described herein be, and the same is hereby, granted to the Illinois Bell Telephone Company, all in accordance with the provisions contained in Section 55 of an act entitled An Act Concerning Public Utilities, approved June 29, 1921, effective July 1, 1921, and that said certificate be issued under the seal of this Commission and authenticated by its secretary.

By order of the Commission at Springfield, Illinois, this eleventh day of December, 1923.

In re ADVANCE IN RATES OF THE HARRISBURG INDEPENDENT

TELEPHONE COMPANY.

Case No. 13391.

Decided January 9, 1924.

Increase in Rates as Requested Authorized.

OPINION AND ORDER. On June 8, 1923, the Harrisburg Independent Telephone Company filed with the Commission Rate Schedule Ill. C.C. 2, in which it was proposed that rates for telephone service in Harrisburg, county of Saline, and vicinity, be advanced and in which it was further proposed that such advanced rates become effective on August 1, 1923. It appearing from an examination of the said schedule that the Commission should enter upon a hearing concerning

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