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[ADMINISTRATIVE RULINGS AND OPINIONS.]

for two or more express companies, will rest upon that one of his principals that accepts and forwards the business under that tariff.

Policy of Commission on complaints.-In passing upon a complaint of overcharge growing out of improper or unlawful inclusion of any carrier's name in the list of participating carriers in the tariff under which the business was accepted and forwarded the Commission will apply the principles above stated.

45. Withdrawal of filed tarifis not permitted.-Not infrequently the Commission is requested to return to carriers tariff publications which have been received and filed by the Commission in the ordinary course of business. Such requests are usually based on the desire to substitute some corrected or changed publication for the one that has been filed. Manifestly it would be improper for the Commission to permit such substitutions or to surrender any tariff publication duly and properly received and filed by it, unless such surrender is caused by rejection of such publication by the Commission because of illegality or irregularity in connection therewith. To surrender publications duly filed and permit the substitution of others would involve a species of falsification of the records which could not be permitted.

46. Ocean carriers-when not subject to the Act.-Ocean carriers between ports of the United States and foreign countries not adjacent are not subject to the terms of the Act to regulate commerce; nor to the jurisdiction of the Commission.

Export and import tariffs.-The inland carriers of traffic exported to or imported from a foreign country not adjacent, must publish their rates to the ports and from the ports, and such rates must be the same for all regardless of what ocean carrier may be designated by the shipper.

Through rates may be shown.-As a matter of convenience to the public they may publish in their tariffs such through export or import rates to or from foreign points as they may make in connection with ocean carriers. Such tariffs must, however, distinctly state the inland rate as above provided; and need not be concurred in by the ocean carrier, because, concurrence can be required from, and is effective against, only carriers subject to the Act.

Must be filed and posted.—Whichever plan of publishing these rates is followed the tariffs must be filed and posted, and may be changed only upon statutory notice or under special permission for shorter time.

Through export and import billing.-Export and import traffic may be forwarded under through billing, but such through billing must clearly separate the liability of the inland carrier or carriers and of the ocean carrier, and must show the tariff rate of the inland carrier or carriers.

INDEX, TARIFF CIRCULAR 16-A.

Index to Administrative Rulings and Opinions, See Post, Page 806.

[Abbreviations: p, preface. Other letters indicate paragraphs.]

Abbreviations used in tariff must be explained...

Agent:

Authority of, must be filed with Commission.
Authority may be transferred by filing notice..

Each company for whom acts must file power of attorney.
Files classifications under own I. C. C. numbers..
Form of appointment, EX1..

Alphabetical index of offices must be shown in tariff.

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Change, any tariff in thirty days, or on short notice by permission.

Circulars, injunction, not to be issued as supplements....

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Cancellation of, must refer to new rate..
Must be specific..

Only rates lawful..

Remove application of classification..

Commodity tariff must contain all rates.
Conflicting rates must not be published..
Concurrences:

Conflicting authority to be avoided.
Do not relieve from posting...

Form and number to be shown in tariff and supplement.

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[EXPRESS TARIFFS AND CLASSIFICATIONS.]

Concurrences-Continued.

Form EX2 limited to a specific tariff..

EX3 embraces all tariffs to, but not from, its offices and via its lines..
EX4 limited to described traffic or territory.

EX5 embraces all tariffs to or from its offices and via its lines..
EX6 by joint agent, all tariffs to, but not from, its offices and via
its lines....

EX7 by joint agent, all tariffs to or from its offices and via its lines.
EX8 by joint agent, limited to described traffic or territory.

Form and number to be shown in tariff..

Must be 8 by 101⁄2 inches....

Of every carrier must be on file.
Printing in triplicate suggested.
Revocation effective in forty days.

To be given serial numbers...

Under EX4 express company may file classification.

Date of issue and when effective on tariff.

Duplicating rates not permitted...

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EX2 to EX8, concurrence.
Letter of transmittal. ...

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66 'General specials," term only used with full list.

Group descriptions only used with complete list..

I. C. C. numbers:

Must be consecutive..

On title-page of tariffs..

Icing, tariff must show charge or reference.

Index:

Of offices, to and from which tariff applies..

Of tariffs, contents prescribed..

Of tariffs, express company must post and file.

Of tariffs to show date of issue, but not effective date. Injunction circular not supplement to tariffs....

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Loose-leaf tariffs may be used....

"Missouri River points,'' term only used with full list.

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[EXPRESS TARIFFS AND CLASSIFICATIONS.]

Mixed shipments, rates for....

Name of issuing company or agent..

Notice:

All changes at least 30 days.....

Thirty days does not apply to index of tariffs..

Less than statutory, when permitted, shown on title-page.

Officer, name, title, and address on tariff....

Participating carrier, name, form, and concurrence number must be snown.

Planograph may be used for tariffs....

Postage, tariffs must be free of all claims..

Printing, concurrences in triplicate suggested..

Printing-press process may be used for tariffs.

"Puget Sound points," term only used with full list.

Rates may be made for specified mixed shipments.

Rates and places to be shown in tariff....

Reference marks in tariffs must be explained.
Rejected schedules not to be referred to..

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Numbered consecutively....

"Only two to this tariff'' on title-page.

Participating carrier, name, form and concurrence number.

Reissued when 25 per cent of tariff....

Switching, tariff must show charge or reference.

Table of contents unless title-page sufficient.

Tariffs:

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Addressed to Auditor, I. C. C., Washington, D. C..

Commission may direct reissue at any time....

Containing reissued items in effect less than thirty days must show
effective date....

Filed by issuing company, for all concurring carriers.

Hard calendered paper of good quality..

Later than August 1, 1908, must conform to these rules.

May be stereotype, planograph, or printing-press.

Must be book, sheet, or pamphlet..

Must be 91⁄2 by 111⁄2 inches...

Not accepted unless free from charges.

Not conforming, subject to rejection.

On file August 1, 1908, recognized..

Printed form may have rates in ink or typewriter for filing and posting..

To be filed by officer or agent.....

To or from season or summer offices.
Too late, will be returned....

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