Annual Report, Volume 1

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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 any overcharge on freight has been made...
Page 6 - ... and to regulate the mode and manner of all investigations and hearings of railroad companies and other parties before it.
Page 21 - They may carry, however, at less than the prescribed rates: Provided, that if they carry for less for one person, they shall for the like service carry for the same lessened rate for all persons except as mentioned hereafter; and if they adopt less freight rates from one station...
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 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 22 - ... delivery of same to its point of destination within a reasonable time required for its transportation, which reasonable length of time shall be determined after due investigation by said Railroad Commissioners.
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 8 - ... their correctness. Nothing herein shall prevent the railroad, express, telegraph, telephone and steamboat or other water craft, or other companies, from serving free of cost, or at reduced rates, the State or any city, parish, or town government, or any charitable purpose, or any fair or exposition, or any destitute or indigent person, or the issuance of mileage or excursion tickets; nor to prevent railroads, steamboats or other water craft, from giving free transportation to ministers of religion,...

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