Interstate Commerce Commission Reports; Decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission Volume N . 14

Interstate Commerce Commission Reports; Decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission Volume N . 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...established by the Iowa Distance Tariff the comparison is too favorable to the defendants. So far, therefore, as these Iowa-Chicago zone rates are compared with the distance tariffs of Illinois or Iowa, the defendants ought not to complain of the method employed. The defendants, while conceding that this may be true to the extent above indicated, very earnestly contend that the method is utterly unfair when applied to ascertaining the average rates which are voluntarily made by them from Missouri and Wisconsin to Chicago, and also from various territories to other markets. They insist that the average rates so obtained are utterly misleading and in evidence of this they gave many actual illustrations. Their point can be illustrated and dealt with by using a single concrete example. The complainant shows by its exhibit that the average rate to Chicago from Missouri towns distant between 330 and 339 miles, inclusive, is 18$ cents. This includes stations upon three lines of railroad--the Santa Fe, the Burlington, and the Wabash. Upon the Burlington there are ten stations with rates and distances as follows: The average rates from these Burlington stations would be about 19 cents, but the defendants insist that this result is unfair since the rates from certain stations, while correctly stated, are abnormal. Apex, Ellsberry, and Dameron are situated near St. Louis, and the proximity of that market establishes the low rate to Chicago. Even under those rates there was no movement from Ellsberry during the year ended June 30, 1907, no movement from Texas Junction, and but a single car from West Alton. This illustration points the infirmity of the method employed by the complainant. The rates deduced are the actual average of rates prevailing from...
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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629442
  • 9781236629449