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and Michigan. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company and its affiliated line, the Pennsylvania Company, hereinafter referred to as the Pennsylvania, publishes no through rate via its Buffalo route. The Erie Railroad Company and the Chicago & Erie Railroad Company, operating jointly, hereinafter together referred to as the Erie, maintain only one rate to Buffalo, which is $2, regardless of the destination of the shipment all rail. The Erie, since this proceeding was begun, established through rates of $3.50 from the mines to Chicago and $4 from the mines to East St. Louis and St. Louis via Buffalo and the Niagara frontier, not having heretofore published such a rate, but expects to file a tariff increasing these rates to $3.75 and $4.25, respectively, in line with the general policy of respondents as disclosed on this record. The mean distance from the mines to Buffalo on the Erie Railroad is about 288 miles. From Buffalo to Chicago the short-line distance on that railroad is about 550 miles.
The record deals primarily with Chicago conditions and the rates to Chicago, because the protestants who appeared at the hearing were coal dealers either at Chicago or at points to which the rate is a combination of the rate to Chicago and the rate from Chicago to the place of destination.
The entire increase of 25 cents is apportioned as compensation for that part of the through haul between the mines and Buffalo on shipments via Buffalo on the lines running to Buffalo, so that on such shipments carriers will receive no increase for that part of the through haul between Buffalo and the named points of destination, and the rate to Buffalo will be uniformly $2, regardless of the destination of the shipments. But as to shipments moving west, not via Buffalo, over the Erie or Pennsylvania railroads, which extend by their own rails from the mines to Chicago, the increase is necessarily apportioned over the entire mileage from the mines to Chicago.
Respondents assert that they have proposed the increased rates in view of a complaint that certain discriminations against dealers in and consumers of anthracite coal in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan have been created by the effective rates. Protestants admit the existence of the alleged discrimination, but insist that the only proper way to remove it is by a reduction of the rates to points in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan, as to which it is alleged that the Chicago rate is unjustly discriminatory, it being urged that the increased rates are unreasonably high.
This issue is determined by our finding in the Rates for Transportation of Anthracite Coal, supra, where a rate of $2 per gross ton was found to be reasonable for the haul from the mines to Buffalo. Nothing has been made to appear here that would warrant our requiring the trunk-line carriers to accept less revenue on the transportation here involved than they receive on like transportation to the intermediate points in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. Whether or not the rates under consideration are properly divided between the carriers east of Buffalo and those west thereof is a matter not raised on this record.
CASES DISPOSED OF BY THE COMMISSION WITHOUT PRINTED
REPORT DURING THE TIME COVERED BY THIS VOLUME.
3628. MEDFORD TRAFFIC BUREAU V. S. P. Co. Rates on various articles from San Francisco, Cal., to Medford, Oreg. F. H. McCune for complainant. W. D. Fenton for defendant. W. R. Wheeler for interveners. Dismissed on request of complainant, July 17, 1915.
3832. PALMER & Co. et al. v. A., T. & S. F. Ry. Co. et al. Rates on lemons from California to Sioux City, Iowa. G. T. Bell for complainants. J. B. Sheean, E. E. Whitted, J. M. Cates, R. Dunlap, T. J. Norton, R. B. Scott, C. C. Wright, E. M. Hyzer, F. C. Dillard, P. F. Dunne, G. D. Squires, and A. S. Halsted for defendants. Complaint satisfied. Dismissed July 16, 1915.
5330. FULLERTON LUMBER Co. v. A. C. R. R. Co. et al. Rates on lumber and articles taking same rates from points in Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and other states to points in Iowa. E. B. Curtis for complainant. H. A. Scandrett and others for defendants. Dismissed on request of complainant, July 17, 1915.
6531. CRANE Falls POWER & IRRIGATION Co., LTD., v. 0. S. L. R. R. Co. Demurrage and storage charges on four cars of steel pipe at Mountain Home, Idaho. J. H. Richards for complainant. H. A. Scandrett for defendant. Dismissed on request of complainant, July 17, 1915.
7423. Hugh MCLEAN LUMBER Co. v. H. V. Ry. Co. et al. Rate on lumber from Delaware, Ohio, to Buffalo Junction, N. Y. No appearance for complainant. H. D. Palmer, F. C. Amos, and H. Q. Wasson for defendants. Dismissed for want of prosecution, July 17, 1915.
7477. WHARTON SYRUP Co. v. M. L. & T. R. R. & S. S. Co. et al. Rate on returned shipments of syrup from New Orleans, La., to Wharton, Tex. No appearance for complainant. J. H. Tallichet and J. R. Christian for defendants. Dismissed for want of prosecution, July 17, 1915.
7533. GENERAL CHEMICAL Co. v. C. & E. I. R. R. Co. et al. Rate on sulphate of alumina from East St. Louis, Ill., to Merrill, Wis. J. D. Ross for complainant. 0. W. Dynes and C. B. Cardy for defendants. Transferred to special docket for adjustment, July 28, 1915.
7689. FAMECHON Co. et al. v. G. N. Ry. Co. et al. Rental charges on insulated cars used for transporting potatoes. G. P. Boyle for complainants. J. F. Finerty, P. B. Beidleman, and S. R. Capron for defendants. Dismissed without prejudice on request of complainants, July 17, 1915.
7741. Brooks COAL Co. v. C., R. I. & P. Ry. Co. et al. Rates on salt from Hutchinson and Kanapolis, Kans., to points in Nebraska. T. J. Doyle for complainant. W. H. Jones, A. F. Cleveland, H. L. McReynolds, and C. Frankenberg for defendants. Dismissed on request of complainant, July 17, 1915.
7778. MORELAND MOTOR TRUCK Co. v. S. P., L. A. & S. L. R. R. Co. et al. Rate on motor truck transmissions and parts, 1. c. 1. from Syracuse, N. Y., to Los Angeles, Cal. 0. T. Helpling, J. E. Helpling, and H. 0. Tucker for complainant. E. W. Camp for defendants. Dismissed on request of complainant, July 17, 1915.
7844. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF MILWAUKEE v. C., M. & Sr. P. Ry, Co. et al. Switching charges on grain, grain products, and seeds at Milwaukee. G. A. Schroeder for complainant. 0. W. Dynes, C. A. Lahey, and A. F. Cleveland for defendants. Dismissed without prejudice on request of complainant, July 17, 1915.
7909. WATERLOO REGISTER Co. v. C. & N. W. Ry. Co. et al. Rates on furnace pipe and fittings from Chicago, Ill., to Waterloo, Iowa. F. W. Knoche for complainapt. A. F. Cleveland for defendants. Dismissed on request of complainant, July 28, 1915.
8054. FREIGHT BUREAU, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Macon, Ga., v. C. OF G. Ry. Co. et al. Rate on sheet steel from New York City to Macon, Ga. B. Gilham for complainant. Dismissed on request of complainant, July 17, 1915.
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