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[“Joint rates” not distinguished from other rates in new law.]
fares, and charges, or to such part of them as it may deem it practicable for such common carriers to publish, and the places in which they shall be published.
No advance shall be made in joint rates, fares, and charges, shown upon joint tariffs, except after ten days' notice to the Commission, which shall plainly state the changes proposed to be made in the schedule then in force, and the time when the increased rates, fares, or charges will go into effect. No reduction shall be made in joint rates, fares, and charges, except after three days' notice, to be given to the Commission as is above provided in the case of an advance of joint rates. The Commission may make public such proposed advances, or such reductions, in such manner as may, in its judgment, be deemed practicable, and may prescribe from time to time the measure of publicity which common carriers shall give to advances or reductions in joint'tariffs.
It sball be unlawful for any common carrier, party to any joint tariff, to charge, demand, collect, or receive from any person or persons a greater or less compensation for the transportation of persons or property, or for any services in connection therewith, between any points as to which a joint rate, fare, or charge is named thereon than is specified in the schedule filed with the Commission in force at the time.
The Commission may determine and prescribe the form in which the schedules required by this section to be kept open to public inspection shall be prepared and arranged, and may change the form from time to time as shall be found expedient. If any such common carrier shall neglect or refuse to file or publish its schedules or taritfs of rates, fares, and charges as provided in this section, or any part of the same, such common carrier shall, in addition to other penalties
["Joint rates” not distinguished from other rates in new law.]
The Commission may determine and prescribe the form in which the schedules required by this section to be kept open to public inspection shall be prepared and arranged, and may change the form from time to time as shall be found expedient.
[Mandamus to compel compliance generally, in new law, p. 40.]
rier be a foreign corporation in the judicial circuit wherein such common carrier accepts traffic and has an agent to perform such service, to compel compliance with the aforesaid provisions of this section; and such writ shall issue in the name of the people of the United States, at the relation of the Commissioners appointed under the provisions of this Act; and the failure to comply with its requirements shall be punishable as and for a contempt; and the said Commissioners, as complainants, may also apply, in any such circuit court of the United States, for a writ of injunction against such common carrier, to restrain such common carrier from receiving or transporting property among the several States and Territories of the United States, or between the United States and adjacent foreign countries, or between ports of transshipment and of entry and the several States and Territories of the United States, as mentioned in the first section of this Act, until such common carrier shall have complied with the aforesaid provisions of this section of this act.
No carrier, unless otherwise pro- Transportation vided by this Act, shall engage or
rates published. participate in the transportation of passengers or property, as defined in this Act, unless the rates, fares, and charges upon which the same are transported by said carrier have been filed and published in accordance with the provisions of this Act; nor shall any
[ Sentence below in brackets transferred from p. 10.) (And when any such common carrier shall have established and tablished rate. published its rates, fares, and charges in compliance with the provisions of this section, it shall be unlawful
for such common
nor shall any carrier refund or
No refund or
facility from remit in any manner or by any carrier unless in device any portion of the rates, fares, and charges so specified, nor extend to any shipper or person any privileges or facilities in the transportation of passengers or property, except such as are specified in such tariffs: Provided, That wherever the word carrier" curs in this Act it shall be held to mean “common carrier."
That in time of war or threatened war preference and precedence shall, upon the demand of the President of the United States, be given, over all other traffic, to the transportation of troops and material of war, and carriers shall adopt every means within their control to facilitate and expedite the military traffic.
[Balance of section 6, new law, is an amendment to Elkins lar. See p. 45.]
[Section 22, old law, providex that nothing in this act shall prevent the carriage, storage, or
Can dling of property free or at reduced rates for the United States. See p. 42.]
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