Digest of Decisions of the Courts and Interstate Commerce Commission Under the Act to Regulate Commerce from 1887 To 1908
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...Coast Line Ed. Co., (1905) 11 I. C. C. B. 464. 1066. Defendant's passenger rate from Fernandina, Fla., to Savannah, Ga., was about 4 cents per mile. The local rate in both Florida and Georgia was 3 cents per mile. By reason of the character of the soil between Fernandina and Savannah the road was more expensive to maintain than other parts of defendant's line. The freight traffic originating thereon was almost nothing and the passenger traffic insignificant. A reduction of the 4-cent rate would not have resulted in material increase of passenger business, but in decrease of earnings to an amount below the average upon defendant's system and upon other roads in that section. Held, that while ordinarily the through fare should not exceed the sum of the locals, the through rate, in view of the circumstances, was not unreasonable.--Artz v. Seaboard Air Line By. Co., (1905) 11 I. C. C. B. 458. 1067. The through passenger fare over the Eureka Springs Railway from Seligman, Mo., to Eureka Springs, Ark., a distance of 18% miles, was $1.85. The local rate between stations in Arkansas, prescribed by statute of that state, was 5 cents per mile. The local rate prescribed by the statute of Missouri was 4 cents per mile. The aggregate fare between Scligman and Eureka Springs, measured by the charges in Arkansas and Missouri, would have been 82 V. cents. Held, that while ordinarily the through fare between Seligman and Eureka Springs should not exceed the aggregate of charges which were lawful in Arkansas and Missouri, the apparent decline in the annual earnings of defendant warranted a through faro not higher than $1.20.--Railroad Commissioners of Missouri v. Eureka Springs Ry. Co., (1897) 7 L C. C. E. 69. 1068. Passenger rate from Washington, D. C, ...
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