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THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT

INTERSTATE (OMMERCE (OMMISSION.

JAINTUALERY 15, 190 O.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

Hon.
Hon.
Hon.
Hon.
Hon.

THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION.

MARTIN A. KNAPP, of New York, Chairman.
JUDSON C. CLEMENTS, of Georgia.
JAMES D. YEOMANS, of Iowa.
CHARLES A. PROUTY, of Vermont.
JOSEPH W. FIFER, of Illinois.
EDWARD A. MOSELEY, Secretary.

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C ON TENTS.

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AMENDMENTs to THE LAW ------------------------------------------------ 5

CoNFERENCEs witH RAILwAY PRESIDENTS ---------------------------------- 8

CHANGES IN FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION AND AdvancEs IN FREIGHT RATES BY

CARRIERS USING THE OFFICIAL CLASSIFICATION---------------------------- 12

CASEs DECIDED BY THE CoMMISSION---------------------------------------- 20

Export rates------------------- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20

Greater charge for shorter than for longer hauls ------------------------ 28

Relative rates -------------------------------------------------------- 33

Publication of rates--------------------------------------------------- 42

Floating cotton------------------------------------------------------- 42

Cases settled--------------------------------------------------------- 43

Civil CASEs PENDING IN THE Courts-------------------------------------- 44

CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS --------------------------------------------------- 45

FoRMAL PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COMMISSION ----------------------------- 46

GENERAL OFFICE. WoRK of THE COMMISSION-------------------------------- 49

SAFETY APPLIANCEs------------------------------------------------------- 50

CASUALTIES to RAILROAD EMPLOYEEs-------------------------------------- 54

STATISTICs of RAILWAYS -------------------------------------------------- 57

Final report for the year ending June 30, 1898-------------------------- 57

Mileage-------------------------------------------------------------- 58

Classification of railways---------------------------------------------- 58

Equipment ---------------------------------------------------------- 58

Number of employees ------------------------------------------------ 59

Capitalization and valuation of railway property ----------------------- 60

Public service of railways--------------------------------------------- 60

Earnings and expenses------------------------------------------------ 61

Roads operated by receivers------------------------------------------- 62

Railway accidents---------------------------------------------------- 62

Conclusion----------------------------------------------------------- 63

Earnings of railway property------------------------------------------ 64

PRELIMINARY REPORT on THE INCOME AND ExPENDITUREs of RAILwAYS For

THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1899--------------------------------------- 64

Court Decisions--------------------------------------------------------- 66

The Chattanooga case ------------------------------------------------ 66

The La Grange case -------------------------------------------------- 68

The Georgia Railroad Commission cases.-------------------------------- 69

The live-stock terminal charge case------------------------------------ 71

Removal of indicted persons to other judicial districts for trial----------- 73

Exemption of witnesses from prosecution after testifying in proceedings

under the act ------------------------------------------------------ 74

Special rate contracts------------------------------------------------- 75

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