Annual Report - Louisiana Public Service Commission, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Page 22 - All railroad companies shall, on demand, issue duplicate freight receipts to shippers, in which shall be stated the class or classes of freight shipped, the freight charges over the road giving the receipt, and so far as practicable, shall state the freight charges over other roads that carry such freight.
Page 22 - All overcharges on freight by any carrier shall be settled within thirty days after demand by consignee or his representative, upon the agent at the delivering depot or landing, or at point of shipment, as the claimant may elect. Whenever...
Page 7 - Commission, such railroad, steamboat or other water craft, express, telegraph, telephone, or other company, shall forfeit and pay to the State not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than five thousand dollars, to be recovered before any court of competent jurisdiction, at the suit of...
Page 21 - ... in order to give said points the benefit of competition, may reduce the rates between said two points below the standard tariff, without making a corresponding reduction at all stations...
Page 7 - They shall have power to summon and compel the attendance of witnesses, to swear witnesses, and to compel the production of books and papers, to take testimony under commission, and to punish for contempt, as fully as is provided by law for the district courts.
Page 19 - Whenever there is, by reason of accident or otherwise, a break or obstruction on any railroad, which will delay any passenger train on said railroad, it shall be the duty of...
Page 21 - For a distance under twenty miles or over 250 miles, a reduction of rates may be made without making a change at all stations short of 250 miles: provided, however, that when any carrier shall make a reduction of rates for a distance of over 250 miles, the same shall apply to similar distances on all the roads controlled by the same company, and in no case shall more be charged for a less than a greater distance, except as in Rule 56.
Page 23 - No telegraph company shall charge or collect more than twentyfive (25) cents for any message of ten words or less, exclusive of date, address and signature, between any two points...
Page 7 - If any railroad, or any agent or officer thereof, shall directly or indirectly, by any special rate, rebate, drawback, or by means of false billing, false classification, false weighing or by any other device whatsoever, charge, demand, collect or receive from any, person, firm or corporation a greater or less compensation...
Page 21 - Commission to ascertain what shall be the limits of longer and shorter distances, and five (5) miles has, accordingly, been fixed as the limit for a change of freight rates for all distances less than one hundred miles; and ten (10) miles for all distances over one hundred miles. The Commission reserves the right, however, to correct the charge in extreme cases which work hardships, although the same may not violate the letter of Its rules.

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