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NINTH ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION.

DECEMBER 1, 1895.

WASHINGTON:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

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Hon. WILLIAM R. MORRISON, of Illinois, Chairman.
Hon. WHEELOCK G. VEAZEY, of Vermont.
Hon. MARTIN A. KNAPP, of New York.
Hon. JUDSON C. CLEMENTS, of Georgia.
Hon. JAMES D. YEOMANS, of Iowa.

EDWARD A. MOSELEY, Secretary.

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CONTENTS.

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INTRODUCTION

HINDRANCES TO THE EXECUTION AND ENFORCEMEXT OF THE ACT.

AMENDMENTS TO THE LAW

WORK OF THE COMMISSION.

Relief granted to carriers from the operation of the long and short haul

clause

Longer and shorter distanco cases

Basing point system in the South.

Glass rates to Southern points....

Reasonable rates on strawberries and vegetables....

Reasonable rates on box shooks

Reparation to injured shippers

The separate and independent line theory.

Relative rates to competing localities..

Relative rates from competing localities .

Discrimination in reduced passenger rates to ministers of religion...

Concession of relief by carriers after filmg and service of complaints.

Hearings and investigations.

Informal complaints.....

Detail work.....

Expenditures

Decisions..

STATISTICS OF RAILWAYS

Final report for the year ending June 30, 1894

Mileage....

Classification of railways.

Equipment

Employees..

Capitalization and valuation of railway property.

Public service

Earnings and expenses

Accidents....

Preliminary report on income account of railways for year ending June 30,

1895

GOVERNMENT AIDED RAILROAD AND TELEGRAPH LINES..

COURT DECISIONS.

Extent of the power of Congress to regulate commerce under recent judi-

cial construction of the Constitution.....

Injunctions to restrain or remove obstructions to interstate commerce.....

Reasonable rates......

Bill of lading rates which are less than published tariff charges..

Can a common carrier engaged in interstate transportation make itself a

private carrier as to such transportation by special contract ?.....

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