Biennial Report of the Railroad Commissioner of the State of Wisconsin

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Halaman 472 - Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the Interstate Commerce Commission be, and is hereby, directed to investigate...
Halaman 383 - Total freight revenue Average amount received for each ton of freight Average receipts per ton per mile Total freight earnings Freight earnings per mile of...
Halaman 12 - Freight traffic : Number of tons carried of freight earning revenue, . Number of tons carried one mile, Average distance haul of one ton...
Halaman 464 - ... of lines heretofore independent and competitive. This is today the most noticeable and important feature of the railway situation. If the plans already foreshadowed are brought to effective results, and others of similar scope are carried to execution there will be a vast centralization of railroad properties, with all the power involved in such far-reaching combinations, yet uncontrolled by any public authority which can be efficiently exerted. The restraints of competition upon excessive and...
Halaman 113 - Iron, pig and bloom . Iron and steel rails . Other castings and machinery . Bar and sheet metal Cement, brick, and lime . Agricultural implements . . Wagons, carriages, tools, etc.
Halaman 32 - Two per centum of the gross earnings of all railroads which are operated on pile and pontoon or pontoon bridges, which gross earnings shall be returned as to such parts thereof as are within the state. One-half of the license fee shall be paid at the time the license so issues and one-half on or before the tenth day of August in each year.
Halaman 465 - ... particular rates complained of and alleged discriminations in the relation of rates. Reference is elsewhere made to the nature and number of complaints and protests on account of these changes in classification and the consequent increase of rates and readjustment of rate relations. Whatever may be the merits of these complaints, the parties making them are recognized by the law as having rights involved in the question of the reasonableness and justice of the charges which they are required...
Halaman 174 - The cars of all transportation companies are allowed to run over the lines of this Company, paying regular rates and receiving mileage.
Halaman 464 - ... their facilities. As a rule their equipment has been taxed to full capacity and often found inadequate for the service required. This, of course, has brought a substantial addition to the gross and net revenues of nearly every road in the country and greatly reduced the number of railway failures. It has also contributed to the improved observance of published rates, as is stated in another connection, and diminished the frequency of those practices which are made misdemeanors by the statute....
Halaman 463 - Nevertheless, it is perhaps safe to say that nine-tenths of the people do know that any railroad company can charge for its service whatever it pleases and as much as it pleases, without any real power in this Commission, or any other tribunal or court, to limit the amount of such charge for the future when complaint Is made by an aggrieved shipper...

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