The Benefit of the Hepburn Law to the Banker, Broker, Shipper, and the Public: Address Delivered Before the Fitchburg Board of Trade, Wednesday Evening, April 3

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Authors' publishing association (Incorporated), 1907 - Interstate commerce - 38 pages

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Page 21 - That if any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act shall, directly or indirectly, by any special rate, rebate, drawback, or other device, charge, demand, collect, or receive from any person or persons a greater or less compensation...
Page 4 - All charges made for any service rendered or to be rendered in the transportation of passengers or property as aforesaid, or in connection therewith...
Page 21 - ... for any service rendered, or to be rendered, in the transportation of passengers or property, subject to the provisions of this act, than It charges, demands, collects or receives from any other person or persons for doing for him or them a like and contemporaneous service in the transportation of a like kind of traffic under substantially similar circumstances and conditions, such common carrier shall be deemed guilty ot unjust discrimination, which is hereby prohibited and declared to be unlawful.
Page 16 - And in order to ascertain that value, the original cost of construction, the amount expended in permanent improvements, the amount and market value of its bonds and stock, the present as compared with the original cost of construction, the probable earning capacity of the property under particular rates prescribed by statute and the sum required to meet operating expenses, are all matters for consideration, and are to be given such weight as may be just and right in each case.
Page 5 - That the Commission is authorized and empowered, and it shall be its duty, whenever, after full hearing upon a complaint made as provided in section thirteen of this Act, or upon complaint of any common carrier...
Page 11 - This assignment makes no deduction of stocks and bonds owned by railways in their corporate capacity, and, to the extent that such deductions are proper, overstates the capital per mile of Une.
Page 28 - Commission can insist that there shall be a continuous carriage of freight from place of shipment to place of destination without unnecessary brea-k of bulk, stoppage, or interruption.

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