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The term “railroad” as used in this act shall include all bridges and ferries used or operated in connection with any railroad, and also all the road in use by any corporation, operating a railroad, whether owned or operated under a contract, agreement, or lease; and the term “transportation" shall include all instrumentalities of shipment or carriage.

Waterloo, where he has since made his home. From 1854 to 1860 he was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, serving as Speaker the last two years. During the civil war he served in the Union army as colonel of 49th Illinois Regiment, which he commanded at Fort Donelson, where he was severely wounded. He was elected to the XXXVIIIth Congress. In 1864 he was defeated for re-election and again in 1866. In 1870 and 1871 he again served in the Legislature. In 1872 he was elected to the XLIIId Congress and served continuously until March 3, 1887. He was defeated for re-election by Jehu Baker (Rep.), who had defeated him in 1864 and 1866. For three terms Mr. Morrison was chairman of the committee on Ways and Means. In this position and others of importance in congress he has been a hard worker. He is bold and confident, rarely taking advice from any one. He has taken a prominent part in important legislation, but is best known to the country for his persistent attacks upon the tariff system.

AUGUSTUS SchOONMAKER, of Kingston, N. Y., was born in Ulster County, that State, in 1828. He was admitted to the bar in 1853. In 1863 he was elected County Judge, in 1875 a member of the State Senate, and in 1877 Attorney-General. He was the Democratic candidate for Court of Appeals Judge in 1881, but was defeated. He became a member of the State Civil-Service Commission in 1883, being appointed by Gov. Cleveland, and is still a member of that body.

ALDACE F. WALKER, of Rutland, Vt., was born in that city about forty-six years ago. He studied law in the office of U. S. Senator Edmunds at Burlington, and was admitted to the bar, but before he had a chance to engage in practice the War of the Rebellion broke out. He went to the front as a private and came out a Colonel. He has been a member of the Legislature, and while State Senator was instrumental in the railroad legislation enacted. In politics Mr. Walker has always been a Republican.

CAPT. WALTER L. BRAGG, of Montgomery, Ala., was born in Lowndes County, Alabama, February 25, 1838. He received a liberal education in Arkansas and at Harvard. He lived in Camden, Ark., where he entered on the practice of law. He served in the Confederate army through the war, and on its close settled in Marion, Ala., moving to Montgomery in 1871. He was chairman of the Democratic State Executive Committee in 1874-'75-'76. In 1876 he was appointed Alabama's member of the National Democratic Committee when the convention met in St. Louis. In 1880 he was Elector for the State atLarge for Hancock and English. In March, 1881, he was appointed President of the Alabama Railroad Commission, and was re-appointed in 1883, his term expiring in March, 1885. Since that time he has practiced law in Montgomery.

LONG AND SHORT HAULS. Sec. 4. That it shall be unlawful for any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act to charge or receive any greater compensation in the aggregate for the transportation of passengers or of like kind of property, under substantially. similar circumstances and conditions, for a shorter than for a longer distance over the same line, in the same direction, the shorter being included within the longer distance; but this shall not be construed as authorizing any common carrier within the terms of this act to charge and receive as great compensation for a shorter as for a longer distance; provided, however, that upon application to the commission appointed under the provisions of this act, such common carrier may, in special cases, after investigation by the commission be authorized to charge less for longer than for shorter distances for transportation of passengers or property; and the commission may from time to time prescribe the extent to which said designated common carrier may be relieved from the operation of this section of this act.

POOLS. Sec. 5. That it shall be unlawful for any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act to enter into any contract, agreement, or combination with any other common carrier or carriers for the pooling of freights of different and competing railroads, or to divide between them the aggregate or net proceeds of the earnings of such railroads, or any portion thereof; and in any case of an agreement for the pooling of freights as aforesaid, each day of its continuance shall be deemed a separate offense.

RATES—PUBLICATION. Sec. 6. That every common carrier subject to the provisions of this act shall print and keep for public inspection schedules showing the rates and fares and charges for the transportation of passengers and property which any such common carrier has established and which are in force at the time upon its railroad, as defined by the first section of this act. The schedules printed as aforesaid by any such common carrier shall plainly state the places upon its railroad between which property and passengers will be carried, and shall contain the classification of freight in force upon such railroad, and shall also state sep

All charges made for any service rendered or to be rendered in the transportation of passengers or property as aforesaid, or in connection therewith, or for the receiving, delivering, storage, or handling of such property, shall be reasonable and just; and every unjust and unreasonable charge for such service is prohibited and declared to be unlawful.

DISCRIMINATION.

Sec. 2. That if any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act shall, directly or indirectly, by any special rate, rebate, drawback or other device, charge, demand, collect, or receive from any person or persons a greater or less compensa-, tion for any service rendered, or to be rendered, in the transportation of passengers or property subject to the provisions of this act, than it charges, demands, collects, or receives from any other person or persons for doing for him or them a like and contemporaneous service in the transportation of a like kind of traffic under substantially similar circumstances and conditions, such common carrier shall be deemed guilty of unjust discrimination, which is hereby prohibited and declared to be unlawful,

EQUAL FACILITIES. Sec. 3. That it shall be unlawful for any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act to make or give any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage to any particular person, company, firm, corporation, or locality, or any particular description of traffic, in any respect whatsoever, or to subject any particular person, company, firm, corporation, or locality, or any particular description of traffic, to any undue or unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage in any respect whatsoever.

Every common carrier subject to the provisions of this act shall, according to their respective powers, afford all reasonable, proper, and equal facilities for the interchange of traffic between their respective lines and for the receiving, forwarding, and delivering of passengers and property to and from their several lines and those connecting therewith, and shall not discriminate in their rates and charges between such connecting lines; but this shall not be construed as requiring any such common carrier to give the use of its track or terminal facilities to another carrier engaged in like business.

LONG AND SHORT HAULS. Sec. 4. That it shall be unlawful for any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act to charge or receive any greater compensation in the aggregate for the transportation of passengers or of like kind of property, under substantially. similar circumstances and conditions, for a shorter than for a Jonger distance over the same line, in the same direction, the shorter being included within the longer distance; but this shall not be construed as authorizing any common carrier within the terms of this act to charge and receive as great compensation for a shorter as for a longer distance; provided, however, that upon application to the commission appointed under the provisions of this act, such common carrier may, in special cases, after investigation by the commission be authorized to charge less for longer than for shorter distances for transportation of passengers or property; and the commission may from time to time prescribe the extent to which said designated common carrier may be relieved from the operation of this section of this act.

POOLS. Sec. 5. That it shall be unlawful for any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act to enter into any contract, agreement, or combination with any other common carrier or carriers for the pooling of freights of different and competing railroads, or to divide between them the aggregate or net proceeds of the earnings of such railroads, or any portion thereof; and in any case of an agreement for the pooling of freights as aforesaid, each day of its continuance shall be deemed a separate offense.

RATES-PUBLICATION.

Sec. 6. That every common carrier subject to the provisions of this act shall print and keep for public inspection schedules showing the rates and fares and charges for the transportation of passengers and property which any such common carrier has established and which are in force at the time upon its railroad, as defined by the first section of this act. The schedules printed as aforesaid by any such common carrier shall plainly state the places upon its railroad between which property and passengers will be carried, and shall contain the classification of freight in force upon such railroad, and shall also state sep

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