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Recommendation as to legislation,

Production of witnesses and testimony.

In transmitting its report to the Congress the Commission shall recommend such legislation as to the Commission seems advisable.

To carry out and give effect to the provisions of this resolution the Commission shall have power to issue subpænas, administer oaths, examine witnesses, require the production of books and papers, and receive depositions taken before any proper officer in any State or Territory of the United States.

[Provision in Urgent Deficiencies Appropriation Act of

October 22, 1913]

88 Stat. L., 212.

Block tests.

To enable the Interstate Commerce Commission, at its signal discretion, to investigate and report in regard to the use

and necessity for block-signal systems and appliances for the automatic control of railway trains and any appliances or systems intended to promote the safety of railway operation, including experimental tests of such systems and appliances as shall be furnished in completed shape, to such Commission for such investigation and test, free of cost to the Government, in accordance with the provisions of the joint resolution approved June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, and the sundry civil appropriation Act approved May twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and eight, $25,000.

INDEX

Abandonment of railroad :

Page
Certificate for proposed, Commission may grant----

10, 11
Rules governing, prescribed by Commission---

10
Spur, industrial, team, switching, or side tracks_

11
Street, surburban, or interurban electric railways..

11
Abatement:

Actions, suits, etc., against Director General not to abate; Substitu.
tion of successor-

125
Proceedings and reparation claims pending at termination of Federal
control

124
Reinstatement of causes of actions arising out of Federal control;
Limitation of action -

125-126
Absorption of switching charges, etc., by water carrier, effect of_-

2
Acceptance:
Federal Control Act, in agreement as to compensation...

104
Guaranty to carriers after termination of Federal control.----

129
Payments on account of unadjusted compensation constitutes, of
Federal Control Act..

104, 119-120
Accident. Sce also Accident Reports Act.
Defective boilers, notice and investigation.--.

220
Hours of Service Act inapplicable in case of unavoidable casualty- 211-212
Accident Reports Act:
Damage suits, reports not to be used in..

207
Investigation of accidents by Commission : Report---

207
Monthly reports of accidents --

206
Penalty for failure to report-

206
Reports, form of.---

207
State commission, cooperation with...
Testimony

207
Accounting. See also Accounts.
Basis during Federal control.

103
Moneys and properties derived from operation of carriers under
Federal control.-----

111
Proceeds of diverted transportation, accounting between carriers--- 42–43
Accounts:

Carriers', access to be given the Commission and the Commission's
agents.

65
Charges collected on increased rates, effective before conclusion of
suspension investigation.-

41
Destruction of, penalty-

66
False, use of, by shippers and other persons, penalty ---

30-31
Forms of, to be kept by carriers, Commission may prescribe-

64
Kept during Federal control, subject to rules provided by Commis-
sion.com

65
Penalty for failure to keep as prescribed, or allow inspection.
Uniform system of, Commission may prescribe_--

63
Unlawful to keep, other than prescribed or approved by Commission. 65

225

207

Pago
Acquisition of control by one carrier of another, Commission may
authorize----

17-18
Actions. See also Suits.

Against Director General not to abate; Substitution of successor--- 125
Arising out of Federal control.---

123-126
Enforcing awards made by Commission against President's
agent; Limitation of action ---

124
Overcharge; Limitation of action --

124
Reinstatement of abated actions; Limitation of action ---- 125-126
Cause of, as to shipment of property accrues upon delivery or tender
of delivery

52
Defined, Bills of Lading Act---

162
Diversion or delivery of freight contrary to routing instructions, car-

riers jointly and severally liable for proceeds of transportation -- 42-43
Extension of limitation period for filing claims for reparation with

commission where actions at law in respect of same charges begun
by carriers.-----

52
Federal control, by, and against carriers---

109
Government-aided lines, for damages---

166
Pending at termination of Federal control do not abate---

124
Removal of, from State courts, under Section 20 of Interstate Com-
merce Act----

82-83
Statutory period to include accrued causes of action; Exceptions as
to overcharge claims --

52
Void securities, by innocent holder for value of-----

72-73
Act of God, Hours of Service Act inapplicable in case of..

211
Act to Regulate Commerce, cited as Interstate Commerce Act”.

80
Additional line:

Commission may issue certificate for construction or operation----- 10, 11
Construction or operation without certificate of Commission, pro-
hibited

9-10
Additions and betterments :

Annual reports of carriers to show amount expended for improve-
ments -

63
Changes in conditions and value brought about by extensions and
improvements, Commission to keep itself informed of.-

60
Commission may add a sum not exceeding one-half of 1 per cent to
fair return to make provisions for.---'

45
Compensation to carriers under Federal control increased because of. 106
Extension of line without certificate of Commission, prohibited.---- 9-10
President may order carriers under Federal control to make exten-
sions.---

106-107
Provision for, in addition to compensation to carriers under Federal
control...

106
Refunding of carriers' indebtedness to United States, by reason of

Federal control.--
St. Louis Municipal Bridge, construction of additional approaches,
etc., authorized subject to. Commission's approval.-

87
Valuation of, by Commission.

60
Adjacent foreign country. See Foreign country.

126

Adjustment boards :

Page
Creation of, by agreement between carriers and employees for settle-
ment of disputes over wages, working conditions, etc.-----

183
Decisions of, binding on carriers and employees--

183-184
Defined, Railway Labor Act------

181
Grievances over wages, working conditions, etc., to be presented to. 183
Hearings of grievances over wages, working conditions, etc., to be
conducted by -----

183
Interpretation of agreements between carriers and employees by -- 183
Majority of members constituting, may make an award----

184
Number on the board; vancancies; expenses ---

184
Publication of decisions..

184
Time and place of meetings.

184
Adjustments :
Accounts during and at end of Federal control...

103
Commission authorized to make, in computation of excess income---- 47
Commission shall make, in operating expenses and revenues of car-
riers accepting guaranty--

132, 133
Computations of standard return, because of changes in lines of
carriers under Federal control.----

101-102
President may make, as to matters growing out of Federal control. 118-119
Admiralty, proceedings in, arising out of Federal control.---

123
Advance in rates. See Rates, fares, and charges.
Advances to carriers :
To meet operating expenses and fixed charges---

131, 132–133, 134
Under Federal control from revolving fund.---

107
Advantages. See Preferences and prejudices.

Affidavit:

False, penalty for use of, by shippers and other persons..

Medals of honor, applications for, to be supported by--
Afirmations, members of Commission may administer---

30-31
209
55

Agents :

Baggage, free passes-
Carrier's

4

78

Acts of, deemed to be acts nd known by carrier---

89, 211
Courts may compel appearance of, as witness---

29
Designation of, by Commission to receive copies of publications

of schedules, etc., of water lines_-
Equipment loans to carriers may be made through ; approval of
Commission required.-

85-86
False billing, etc., by, penalty-

30
Immunity of, when compelled to give incriminating testimony-- 29
Liability to bona fide holder of void security-

72-73
Maintenance of, in Washington to receive priority orders---

13
Name of, duty of carrier to post at stations where freight re-
ceived --

26
Passes to

4
Request for rate, how addressed to, when name of, not posted.. 26
Service of order of Commission on carrier by leaving copy with. 53
Washington agents of carriers to be designated --

80-81
Charitable institutions, free passes.

45

Page

Agents—Continued.
Commission's—
Access to property and records of carrier to be given-----

60
Appointment of, to direct car service.---

9
Special agents, authority to inspect accounts, etc., of carriers---- 65
Equipment loans to carriers may be made through; approval of Com-
mission required.-

85-86
Liability for violation of Interstate Commerce Act (carrier and
shipper)-

30-31
President's-
Actions against, not to abate; Substitution of successor,

125
Designation of, as defendant in actions arising from. Federal
control

124
Enforcing awards made by Commission against; Limitation of
action---

124
Execution of powers through-
During Federal control.---

108, 114
Under Transportation Act---

137
United States, embargoes inapplicable when shipments consigned to- 25
Aggregate of intermediate rates, through rate in excess of, unlawful.--- 16
Agreed value. See Value.
Agreements. See Contracts.
Agriculture :

Depression in the industry found to exist (Hoch-Smith Resolution) -- 86-87
Lowest possible rates on products of, compatible with service, to be

made, due to existing depression in the industry (Hoch-Smith
Resolution)

86-87
Aiding and abetting :
Unjust discrimination by carrier, penalty----

31
Violation of Interstate Commerce Act by carrier for which no
penalty specifically provided, penalty----

29-30
Aids, gifts, grants, and donations. See Land grant railroads; Valuation.
Air brakes, percentage of cars in train to be equipped with.-.

201
Allowances :

Commission may prescribe reasonable, to owner of property trans-
ported, for services or instrumentalities furnished.--

44
Land grants, etc., consideration for, to United States and others.---- 59
Penalty for shipper obtaining by false means--

30-31
American Railway Association, height of drawbars to be designated by--
American Railway Express Company:

Consolidation of express companies into; Antitrust laws not violated
if authorized by Commission..

19-20
Guaranty against deficit in operating income after termination of
Federal control.---

133
Partial payments of guaranty or deficit arising from Federal control,

where whole amount not definitely ascertained, authorized to be
made.-

137
Ammunition, transportation of, on passenger vehicles.
Analysis of methods, valuation of carriers' property-

58
Annual balance sheet, annual report shall contain-
Annual reports. See Reports.
Answer, carrier must make, to complaint in writing-

35

199

214

63

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