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for individual stations or offices they may be printed or typewritten. All such indices must be of size 8 by 11 inches.

Each of such carriers shall require its traveling auditors to check up each station's or office's file of tariffs at least once in each six months, unless it employs one or more traveling tariff inspectors who will make such inspections and checks.

Each of such carriers whose lines reach any of the cities in the following list, either over its own rails or by trackage rights, or by boat line, or by ferry, shall provide and maintain at each of said cities so reached by it, and at such additional points as may from time to time be designated by the Commission, complete files of the tariff publications which it issues or is a party to, together with indices of same as hereinbefore required:

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Each of such files shall be in charge of an employee who will give information and assistance to those who may wish to consult such file, and each such file shall be kept open and accessible to the public during ordinary business hours and on business days.

Each of such carriers whose lines do not so reach any of the above-named cities shall also provide at at least one point on its line a complete file of the tariffs which it issues or is a party to, together with indices of same as herein before required, which file will be in charge of an employee of the carrier, who will give desired information and assistance to those who may wish to consult such file. This file of tariffs shall be open and accessible to the public during ordinary business hours and on business days.

Each of such carriers shall also provide and cause to be posted and kept posted in two conspicuous places in every station waiting room, warehouse, or office at which schedules are so placed in custody of agent or other representative notices printed in large type and reading as follows:


(A) Complete public file (or files) of this company's tariffs is (are) located at in the city of (or the cities of -). The rate and fare schedules applying from or at this station and indices of this company's tariffs are on file in this office, and may be inspected by any person upon application and without the assignment of any reason for such desire.

The agent or other employee on duty in the office will lend any assistance desired in securing information from or in interpreting such schedules.

At exclusive freight stations or warehouses and at exclusive passenger stations or offices carriers may, under this order, place and keep on file only the freight or passenger schedules, respectively, and in such cases the posted notices may be varied to read:

The freight rate (or passenger fare) schedules applying from or at (or from) this station and index of this company's freight (or passenger) tariffs are on file in this office, etc.

Each of such carriers shall also require its agent or other employee in charge of tariffs at each point where complete public file is not kept to post from time to time in a public place in waiting room or office a brief bulletin notice to the effect that rates from that station on certain commodities have been changed.

Compliance with this order as to all available tariffs is required not later than October 1, 1908, and full compliance in every instance not later than January 1, 1909.


(Cancels Special Express Companies Circulars Nos. 1 and 2.)







Issued by order of Commission of June 27, 1908. Effective August 1, 1908.


Tariffs that are lawfully on file with the Commission on August 1, 1908, will be considered as continued in force, and until they can be properly reissued may be amended without complying with the requirements of these rules as to the number and volume of supplements, and as to showing concurrence forms and numbers. All tariffs issued or reissued later than August 1, 1908, must conform to all of these rules. The Commission may direct the reissue of any tariff at any time. A tariff publication as to which these regulations have not been conformed to is subject to rejection by the Commission when tendered for filing. The term "joint rate, as used herein, is construed to mean a rate that extends over the lines of two or more carriers, and that is made by agreement between such carriers.

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"Joint tariffs" are those which contain or are made up from such "joint rates."

1. Tariffs must be printed.-All tariffs must be printed on hard calendered paper of good quality from type of size not less than 6-point full face. Stereotype, planograph, or other printing-press process may be used. Tariff schedules with the body of the tariff printed, as above provided, with rates filled in with typewriter or ink, may be used for filing and posting.

2. Form and size of tariff.-All tariffs must be in book, sheet, or pamphlet form, and of size 91⁄2 by 111⁄2 inches. Loose-leaf plan may be used, so that changes can be made by reprinting and inserting a single leaf; but if changes are so made, no other supplements to same tariff may be issued.

3. Title-page shall show. The title-page of every tariff shall show:

(a) Name of express company.-Name of issuing express company, express companies, or agent.

(b) I. C. C. number and cancellations.-I. C. C. number of tariff in bold type on upper right-hand corner, and immediately thereunder, in smaller type, the I. C. C. number or numbers of tariffs and supplements canceled thereby. If, however, the number of canceled tariffs is so large as to render it impracticable to thus enter them on title-page, they must be shown on following page; but specific reference to such list must be entered on title-page immediately under the number of the tariff. Serial numbers of express companies may, if desired, be entered below the upper marginal line of title-page.

(c) Kind of tariff.-Whether tariff is local or joint or a combination of same. (d) Territory. Whether merchandise, commodity, or a combination of both, and the territory or points from and to which the tariff applies, briefly stated.

(e) Reference to governing classification and exception sheets.-Reference by name and I. C. C. number to the classification and exception sheets governing the tariff. Following form may be used: "Governed by the classification, and exceptions thereto I. C. C. No. -, and supplements thereto and

I. C. C. No. reissues thereof."

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