Opinions and Decisions of the Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Volume 9

Opinions and Decisions of the Railroad Commission of Wisconsin Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... state of Wisconsin, so far as such rates apply to gravel and crushed stone. There appears to be no valid objection to the inclusion of sand in the tariff fixed by the Commission; its value, loading per car, and conditions of shipment are very similar to those of gravel, and the application of these rates is extended to include sand. The distance rates herein ordered are not intended to supersede lower commodity rates. No reason has been suggested why the rates at other gravel pits and stone quarries should not be the same as at Waukesha. The Commission's investigation in the previous proceeding covered conditions for the state as a whole as well as for Waukesha. While there is every reason to believe that the facts are such as to have justified the Commission in making the order general, it is thought' best under the circumstances to confine further action at this time to a recommendation that the rates herein ordered for Waukesha be made effective generally 'on the respondents' intrastate tratfic. This leaves the matter open to further proceedings on complaint of shippers or on motion of the Commission in case the railway companies do not see fit to comply with the Commission's present recommendation. So strict an application of the distance principle as has been made by the St. Paul road would seem to be inadvisable. The real receiving point is the city of Milwaukee and not the particular street within that city where the haul happens to end. The power of the Commission in fixing rates is not restricted to a strict distance basis in a case where all of the points grouped together are within one city and the maximum variation in distance is so small as in the present case. In fact, the Commission's distance...show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236885848
  • 9781236885845