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INDEX.

[The number in parentheses following citation indicates whero paragraph occurs or subject is considered.)
ABSORPTION.

Of inbound switching charges at Louisville or Cincinnati. Rates on Grain

Milled in Transit, 27 (30).
Rule 10 (e) of Tariff Circular 18-A has been followed in publishing tariff under

which switching charges at Tacoma are absorbed by defendant. Columbia

Gold Mining Co. v. 0.-W. R. & N. Co., 42 (44).
Of switching charges involved. Drain Tile from Illinois Points, 83 (85).
Certain carriers absorb the bridge arbitrary and switching charge on traffic trans-

ported across either Merchants’ or Eads bridge. Cape Girardeau Portland

Cement Co. v. St. L. & S. F. R. R. Co., 109 (120).
Switching charge absorbed by Moffat road in delivering coal to Rock Island road.

Coal Rates from Oak Hills, Colo., 456 (459).
Southern lines required to absorb a bridge charge at Louisville and bear expense

incident to crossing the river at other gateways. Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron

Co. v. L. & N. R. R. Co., 460 (466).
ACCIDENTS. See INTERSTATE COMMERCE.
ACCOUNTING.

Property investment accounts as now standing on books of carriers can not be

accepted as reliable. Rates for Transportation of Anthracite Coal, 220 (269).
Commission's accounting rules have been in force since 1907. 1915 Western Rate

Advance Case, 497 (505).
Change in accounting may alter the operating ratio. Id. (506).
Table 10 showing effect of accounting for depreciation on operating ratio, 23

representative roads: 1908–1914. Id. (519).
A study of book values per mile for roads involved show that rapid upward trend

in investment is not coincident with changes in accounting rules. Id. (537).

Income and Profit and Loss accounts considered. Id. (542).
ACT TO REGULATE COMMERCE. See also ELKINS ACT; HEPBURN Act.

It is the object of the Interstate Commerce Act and Elkins Act to prevent favorit-

ism by any means or device whatsoever and to place all shippers upon equal

terms. Rates for Transportation of Anthracite Coal, 220 (289).
ADDITIONAL SERVICE.

Carload shipments from concentration points are given, in addition to services

incident to usual carload shipments, refrigeration and an expedited service.

Regulations as to Storage of Dairy Products, 469 (473).
ADMINISTRATIVE RULING.

Rule 10 (e) of Tariff Circular 18-A, cited. Columbia Gold Mining Co. v. 0.-W.R.

& N. Co. 42 (44).
ADVANCE IN RATES.

Proposed increased rates, though small shipments will bear the greater share

thereof, will not result in unjust discrimination, and are allowed to be made
effective. Express Rates, 3 (10-13).

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ADVANCE IN RATES—Continued.

Proposed establishment of a proportional rate between East St. Louis and Louis-

ville or Cincinnati which will result in higher aggregate rates to southeastern
and Carolina territories, not justified. Rates on Grain Milled in Transit, 27.
Cancellation of a joint rate on ore and concentrates from Baker, Oreg., through

Portland to Tacoma, leaving applicable a combination rate, justified. Columbia
Gold Mining Co. v. 0.-W. R. & N. Co., 42.
Increase in rates or reduction in service under present rates justified only in a few

instances. Lighterage and Storage Regulations at New York, 47.
Increased rates in support of which no testimony was offered are not justified.

Id. (66–67).
Proposed increases in carload rates on ice from points in New Jersey and eastern

Pennsylvania found not justified; and that their object was to eliminate fourth
section departures does not establish the reasonableness thereof. Ice Rates to

Long Branch, 73 (75).
Cancellation of commodity rates on drain tile to Wisconsin and Minnesota points

leaving in effect class E, not justified. Drain Tile from Illinois Points, 83.
Change from sixth-class to fifth-class rates on mangrove bark and myrobalans not

warranted. National Asso. of Tanners v. L. V. R. R. Co., 175 (178).
Withdrawal of joint through rates on lumber from Arkansas points to Louisville,

Cincinnati, and Evansville, leaving in effect higher combinations, justified;
the present rates being abnormally low. Lumber Rates from Wilson, Ark., to

Cincinnati, Ohio, 179.
Increased rates on coal to New Orleans, Memphis, Greenville, Natchez, Gulfport,

Baton Rouge, and certain other points in Mississippi and Louisiana, to Vicks-
burg from Illinois and Kentucky, to Meridian and other Mississippi points, and
to Jackson, Milan, and other points in Tennessee, and on coke to Mississippi

Valley points, justified. Coal and Coke Rates in the Southeast, 187.
Increased rates on coal to Jackson, Vicksburg, Newton, and certain other points

in Mississippi and Tennessee, not justified. Id. 187.
That an increase will result in less coal being hauled by them is no basis for
restraining carriers from increasing the rate if the increased rate is reasonable.

Id. (190).
Burden of justifying increased charges is as much upon carriers as though it were
proposed to advance a particular rate; but may be sustained by showing that
proposed charges are proper for service performed. Regulations as to Storage

of Dairy Products, 469 (471).
Upon consideration of operating results and financial conditions, etc., of west-

ern carriers, proposed increased rates and minima justified only in part. 1915

Western Rate Advance Case, 497.
Commission stands as a tribunal to judge in the light of all the circumstances

of the reasonableness, propriety, and nondiscriminatory character of increased

rates. Id. (562).
Carriers' reasonable latitude of selecting schedules for increases is not to be nar-
rowly confined by a rigorous demand for credentials that specific profits on

traffic chosen must be at the very minimum end of earning scale. Id. (562).
Facts showing a justification of increases in lump coal rates equally justify a

corresponding increase in rates on slack. Id. (610).
Increased rates on cattle and sheep from points in Colorado, South Dakota, and

other states to points on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and to Chicago,

III., not justified. Live-Stock Rates from Colorado Points to Omaha, 682.
Necessity of providing stock pens at loading stations and fact that cattle are

transported in cars of peculiar construction do not of themselves justify increased

ADVANCE IN RATES—Continued.

Proposed increase of 25 cents per gross ton, "prepared sizes," from Pennsylvania

mines, justified. Anthracite Coal Rates to Chicago, Ill., and Other Points, 702.
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES.

To destroy the parity in rates on grain and grain products would decrease the

advantages of mills located near producing points. 1915 Western Rate Advance

Case, 497 (577).
ALLOCATED AND UNALLOCATED COSTS. See Cost of SERVICE.
ALLOWANCES.

Proposed increase in rates resulting from transposition of collection and delivery

service allowance and rail terminal allowance permitted. Express Rates, 3

(4, 10).
Payment of allowances, termed “lateral allowances,” is an unlawful discrimina-

tion against competing shippers who are charged full tariff rates. Rates for

Transportation of Anthracite Coal, 220 (241, 243).
AMBIGUOUS TARIFF. See TARIFF.
ANALOGOUS ARTICLES. See COMPARATIVE RATES.
ANTHRACITE COAL.

Method of reducing the masses of coal from mines into the various sizes used for

domestic and commercial purposes. Rates for Transportation of Anthracite

Coal, 220 (223).
Situation of deposits, distance to market, method of loading, assembling or con-

centration, discussed. Appendix. Id. (297).
ANTHRACITE COAL CARRIERS.

Advantages granted to allied coal companies by: Rates for Transportation of An-
thracite Coal, 220 (241).

Central R. R. Co. of New Jersey. Id. (241).
Delaware & Hudson Co. Id. (246, 252).
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R. R. Co. Id. (250).
Lehigh Valley R. R. Co. Id. (245).
New York, Ontario & Western Ry. Co. Id. (248).
Northern Central R. R. Co. Id. (244).
Pennsylvania R. R. Co.-Northern Central R. R. Co. Id. (244).
Philadelphia & Reading Ry. Co. Id. (239).

Reading Companies. Id. (239).
ANTHRACITE COAL RATES.

Rates from mines via the D., L. & W. R. R., the D. & H. Co., the P. R. R. Co.,

and the N. C. Ry. shown. Rates for Transportation of Anthracite Coal, 220

(255,256).
The power of carriers to fix rates on anthracite was the opportunity to confiscate

property if carrier so willed. Id. (282).
Long-continued granting to allied coal companies concessions from and offsets

against established tariff rates, presents strong evidence that rates are excessive.

Id. (284–285).
ANTHRACITE PRODUCING REGION.

Described. The anthracite coal-producing fields are divided into three trade

regions. Appendix. Rates for Transportation of Anthracite Ccal, 220 (292, 293).
ANY-QUANTITY RATES.

Rates on cotton piece goods in western trunk line territory are any-quantity rates

and can not be considered less-than-carload rates. 1915 Western Rate Advance

Case, 497 (634).
No changes proposed in, from Memphis and New Orleans to southeastern terri-
APPENDIX. See also EXHIBITS.
Rates for Transportation of Anthracite Coal, 220 (291). 1915 Western Rate

Advance Case, 497 (641).
ARBITRARIES. See DIFFERENTIALS.
ARTERIES OF COMMERCE.

Carriers involved with few exceptions are principal arteries of commerce to

largest city on this continent. Rates for Transportation of Anthracite Coal,

220 (261).
AVERAGE DEMURRAGE AGREEMENT. See DEMURRAGE.
AVERAGES.

Distance to common market points from Mitchell, Ind. Lehigh Portland Cement

Co. v. B. & 0. S. W. R. R. Co., 14 (21).
Short-line distances and rates on glass and glassware from points in Morgantown,

Clarksburg, and Pittsburgh districts. Athens Glass Co. v. B. & 0. R. R. Co.,

22 (23–25).
Distance and revenues per ton-mile from Kingston and Port Ewen, N. Y., to

Boston, Mass., considered. Nitro Powder Co. v. West Shore R. R. Co., 77 (78).
Comparative per car, car-mile, and ton-mile earnings based on an average car-

load of 39,000 lbs., Drain Tile from Illinois Points, 83 (84).
Distance and ton-mile earnings from Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama points

to Atlanta, Ga. Nebraska Bridge Supply & Lumber Co. v. A. G. S. R. R. Co.

90 (91).
Distance, load per car, earnings, revenue, and haul for cottonseed oil from Okla-

homa, considered: Oklahoma Cottonseed Crushers Asso. v. M., K. & T. Ry.

Co., 94.
Distance, haul, ton-mile earnings, etc., considered in determining reasonable-

ness of rates. Cape Girardeau Portland Cement Co. v. St. L. & S. F. R. R. Co.,

109.
Weight, revenue per car and per car-mile, and value of logs and other commodities

for an average haul of 215 miles, considered. Chattanooga Log Rates, 163 (168).
Hauls, carload weight, and revenue per car considered. National Asso. of Tan-

ners v. L. V. R. R. Co., 175 (177).
Haul, and car-mile, train-mile, and ton-

mile earnings considered. Coal and
Coke Rates in the Southeast, 187 (191, 193).
Distance from Alabama mines, and from Illinois and Kentucky mines to Mem-

phis is 233 and 268 miles, respectively. Id. (197).
Weight, earnings, and car-mile revenue on cottonseed meal and cake from El

Centro and Calexico, Cal., to Galveston and El Paso. Imperial Valley Cotton

Co. v. S. P. Co., 215 (217).
Revenue per ton (2,000 pounds) per mile for all anthracite coal transported by

initial carriers during the year ended June 30, 1913. Rates for Transportation

of Anthracite Coal, 220 (257).
Revenue per loaded car-mile, load per car, and loading, considered. Id. (257).
Revenue per loaded car-mile on coal compared with that on various commodities

reported by 69 carriers in the Five Per Cent case, and with that earned on all

freight traffic of 19 carriers for year ended June 30, 1913. Id. (258).
Various comparisons of revenue per car-mile, per train-mile, and per ton-mile.

Id. (260).
Distance all commodities are hauled on line of one carrier is not representative

of actual distance specific commodities included in that average are hauled.

Id. (260).
Tonnage per train and average production each day. Id. (261).
Operating revenue per mile of line of representative carriers. Id. (275).
Loading per carload of anthracite coal. Appendix. Id. (343).

AVERAGES—Continued.

Haul and division of through rates via direct Ohio River gateways prior to Octo-

ber 1, 1914. Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron Co. v. L. & N. R. R. Co., 460

(466, 467).
Loading and earnings for various roads on grain and grain products and other

commodities. 1915 Western Rate Advance Case, 497 (570).
Loading of fresh meat and packing-house products shown. Id. (594).
Weighted haul, revenue per net and gross ton-mile, and average load, etc., for

coal traffic shown. Id. (604).
Haul and earnings on broom corn and other commodities. Id. (618).
Revenue per net ton-mile, per gross ton-mile, and per car-mile, average load

and distance haul for hay and all carload freight, six roads, 1914. Id. (630).
Car-mile earnings on live stock and various other commodities compared. Live-

Stock Rates from Colorado Points to Omaha, 682 (686).
BAGGAGE. See also PASSENGERS.

Proposed rules prohibiting through checking of baggage, etc., on combination

tickets found not justified. Rules and Regulations Governing Checking of

Baggage, 157.
BALANCE SHEETS.

Balance sheets of the large coal companies. Appendix. Rates for Transporta-

tion of Anthracite Coal, 220 (373–376).
BARGE LINES. See also LIGHTERAGE.

Competition of, caused exceptional rates. Lumber Rates from Wilson, Ark., to

Cincinnati, Ohio, 179 (180).
Barges on which coal is brought down rivers to Mobile are unsuited for use in

Gulf of Mexico, and coal must be unloaded into ocean-going vessels. Coal

and Coke Rates in the Southeast, 187 (194).
BARRIER.

Ohio River not a barrier to the free movement of traffic to and from territory on

either side thereof. Lehigh Portland Cement Co. v. B. & 0. S. W. R. R. Co.,

14 (17)
BASIS OF RATES. See RATE MAKING.
BELT RAILWAY DELIVERY. See TERMINAL DELIVERY.
BETTERMENTS.

Unproductive betterments. For such purposes a railroad, no doubt, is justified

in accumulating a reasonable amount of surplus. Rates for Transportation of

Anthracite Coal, 220 (270, 271).
Table showing provision for additions and betterments, new lines, etc., by re-

spondents' income and surplus. Appendix. Id. (339).
BLANKET RATES.

Rates on logs and lumber from producing territory involved to Atlanta are blank-

eted. Nebraska Bridge Supply & Lumber Co. v. A. G. S. R. R. Co., 90 (92).
On no other commodities produced in Oklahoma are the rates blanketed so ex-

tensively as on cottonseed products. Oklahoma Cottonseed Crushers Asso. v.
M., K. & T. Ry. Co., 94 (97).
On cottonseed products from Oklahoma are unreasonable and unduly prejudicial.

Id. (107).
Illinois commission limits extent of blanket adjustments. Cape Girardeau Port-

land Cement Co. v. St. L. & S. F. R. R. Co., 109 (124).
Record suggests no reason for blanketing rates over such long distances. Chatta-

nooga Log Rates, 163 (171).
Generally speaking, all collieries on lines of any one of the initial carriers in each

region are covered by blanket rates to a particular destination. Rates for
Transportation of Anthracite Coal, 220 (226).

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