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SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS.

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INTRODUCTION

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CHAPTER I.
HISTORY OF INTER-STATE COMMERCE LEGISLATION .
Containing review of decisions of Supreme Court

of the United States upon inter-State com-
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CHAPTER II.

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TO WHAT COMMON CARRIERS THE INTER-STATE

COMMERCE ACT APPLIES
First : Common carriers by land
Second : Common carriers partly by railroad

and partly by water
Third: Terms“ railroad” and “transportation"

defined
Fourth : Internal State commerce not affected.

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CHAPTER III.
RATES, CHARGES, AND FARES WHICH COMMON CAR-

RIERS MAY COLLECT
First : Power of Congress to fix charges con-

sidered Munn vs. Illinois, 94 U. S., 113, examined

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Second : Meaning of “reasonable and just "
In what ways the carrier's charges may be

investigated.

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CHAPTER IV.
THE ACTS WHICH THE COMMON CARRIER IS PRO-

HIBITED FROM DOING BY THE INTER-STATE

COMMERCE ACT
First : “Unjust discrimination
I.—Does the Act regulate services rendered

before its passage
II.—“ Unjust discrimination," how estab-

lished
III.—“ Unjust discrimination ” a question

for courts or Inter-State Commission
IV.-Exceptions under second section.

V.-Remedies under second section
Second : Giving undue or unreasonable prefer-

ence, or subjecting any person, etc., to un

due or unreasonable prejudice, prohibited.
The different acts which are unlawful under

this section
Carriers dealing with each other
To afford facilities, etc., to each other
Franchises and contracts abrogated by Inter-

State Commerce Act
Third : “ Long- and short-haul ” section dis-

cussed
I. Argument of Hon. Shelby M. Cullom in

U. S. Senate on this section (note).
II. Editorial of N. Y. Times, Jan. 15, 1887,

on same subject (note)

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